Department of Ohio,
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
We Want You!
We have 3 choices of membership.
Member - Membership in the SUVCW is open to all male descendants, whether through lineal or collateral line, not less than fourteen (14) years of age, who are blood relatives of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines or members of the Revenue Cutter Service, who were regularly mustered and served honorably in, or who were honorably discharged from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Revenue Cutter Service of the United States of America, during the War of the Rebellion between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865; and who have never been convicted of any infamous or heinous crime; or who have never voluntarily borne arms against the Government of the United States of America.
Associate - Men who do not have the ancestry to qualify for hereditary membership, but who demonstrate a genuine interest in the Civil War and who can subscribe to the purpose and objects of the SUVCW may become Associates. An Associate may vote and hold any office except that of Commander-in-Chief. Associates may not exceed one-third of the total membership of the Camp at the time of election.
Junior - Males at least 6 years of age and less than 14 years of age who meet the qualifications of "Member" listed above are able to join as a Junior.
If you would like to join one of our Camps in Ohio, please download and complete the application from the link below and send it, along with documentation of your Ancestor's service (if joining as a "Member" or "Junior") to the Camp Secretary for the Camp you would like to join or you can send it to the Department Secretary and we will forward it on to the appropriate local camp.
Note - The Application is in Adobe format. You will need a current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader© to download the application. To obtain a free copy of Acrobat Reader just click on the link below.
Click Here To Get Adobe Acrobat
Membership Application Form and Instructions (Form 3) (Camps
ONLY) (non-fill in)
STANDARD Membership Application Form and Instructions (Form 3) (Camps ONLY)
For comments, information and updates to web site contact:
Ken Freshley, Signals Officer, Department of Ohio
last update: December 10, 2007