Who we are…

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) is a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of veteran heroes who fought and worked to save the Union in the American Civil War. Organized Nationally in 1881 and chartered by Congress in 1954, SUVCW is the legal heir and successor to the Grand Army of the Republic.

The New York Department SUVCW is headed by an annually elected Commander, over 14 community based camps throughout the state of New York. More than 500 men enjoy  membership in the only male organization dedicated to the principles of the GAR — Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty. It publishes “The VOLUNTEER” issued thrice a year. The SUVCW state meetings aka encampments are held with the allied orders throughout the state of New York.

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It is our unfortunate duty to inform our Brothers that the annual National Encampment scheduled for August 13th-16th, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia has been cancelled due to the current COVID-19 situation. Due to Executive Orders issued by a Georgia Governor Kemp, the hotel hosting the event is unable to continue to host it. A Committee has been appointed to investigate possible alternatives. More information will be shared as it becomes available. We continue to encourage our members to continue to good health practices during this time and want all of our Brothers to remain safe and healthy. Once more, more information will be shared as it becomes available and as we continue to address the current situation. ... See MoreSee Less

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John Burns and the Fight for McPherson Ridge, July 1, 1863 ... See MoreSee Less

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GAR Monuments Around NYS

Soldiers Sailors and Marines of Genesee County, Batavia, NY

Major General Upton

In Memory of The Soldiers Sailors and Marines of Genesee County

(Left plaque inscription)

Battles ...

Capt. Charles R. Rand Memorial, Batavia NY

In Memory of Capt. Charles R. Rand

A native Batavian who once lived at No. 4 ...

Civil War Soldier’s and Sailor’s Memorial, Manhattan NY

Civil War Soldier's and Sailor's Memorial
89th St and Riverside


Photograph by Jeffrey Albanese

General Grant National Memorial, Manhattan NY

General Grant National Memorial
Riverside Dr at 122nd St
Manhattan, NY

Photograph by Jeffrey Albanese