WELCOME to the Ohio Department of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Graves Registration website. The SUVCW is committed to the honor and preservation of the memory of the service and sacrifice made by our Civil War veterans over 140 years ago.
To fulfill our mission, the SUVCW has undertaken a national project to locate, record and properly mark the final resting places of our soldier ancestors. For our part, the Ohio Dept of the SUVCW is doing extensive research in Ohio county courthouses, libraries, historical societies and museums as well as field work in hundreds of cemeteries across our state. Through the efforts of local SUVCW camps and aided by genealogical and historical volunteers, information about these soldiers is being preserved. Whether one is looking for an ancestor soldier or researching the men of a specific regiment, our goal is to provide a user-friendly database.
HELP with this ongoing project is gratefully appreciated. If you have any information about a Civil War veteran buried in Ohio, please contact the county coordinator or Ohio Dept Graves Registration Officer Kent Dorr at [email protected].
Many Ohio cemetery records are incomplete or missing and too many veterans graves are unknown or unmarked. In addition to maintaining these burials records, the SUVCW can also provide help in obtaining proper service grave markers as well as government gravestones where needed.
Our Civil War ancestors sacrificed to preserve the Union and its freedoms that we enjoy today. If nothing else, we owe them the honor of remembrance.
For comments, information
and updates to web site contact:
Ken Freshley, Signals Officer, Department of Ohio