Membership in the SUVCW|
When you join the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, you enter a network of more than 6,000 men who form lifelong bonds, honor their heroic ancestors, and promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism in their communities. There are hereditary members, who trace their lineage to those who served honorably in the Civil War, and associate members, who do not have the requisite ancestry but wish to join the fraternity. Each is described in greater detail below.
Hereditary Membership (Member & Junior)
Hereditary membership is available to a male descendant, 14 years of age (6 to 14 for Juniors), who meets the following requirements:
When you apply for membership, a photocopy of your ancestor's Civil War military record must be attached to the application form. Please, do not submit Internet or computer-generated documentation. You will also need to list your lineage from you to your Civil War ancestor.
Associate membership is available to men who do not have the ancestry to qualify for hereditary membership. Associate membership is available to any man who demonstrates a genuine interest in the Civil War and can subscribe to the purpose and objects of the SUVCW.
Although an Associate is not required to meet the lineage requirement of a Member, he is still subject to the second and third provisions of hereditary eligibility. An Associate may vote and hold any office except those of Commander-in-Chief, Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, National Secretary, National Treasurer and Commanding Officer of the Sons of Veterans Reserve. Associates may not exceed one-third of the total membership of the Camp at the time of election.
Submitting Your Application
Please enclose a check for the application fee plus dues, made payable to the SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR or SUVCW, and mail it along with the completed application to the address printed on the application form.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Wisconsin
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