Surnames/tags: SUVCW societies
After the Civil War, Union Veterans organized into a fraternal organization named the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in 1866. The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War was created in order that the sons of the Civil War veterans (GAR members) could continue the work of the GAR. As the veterans grew older, the SUVCW was endorsed and eventually the GAR was merged into the SUVCW when the last member died in 1954. Later that year, the SUVCW was chartered by Congross and is the today the legal successor to the GAR.
The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War's long history makes it one of the oldest veterans and hereditary societies in America. It is a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of the Union heroes who fought and worked to save the Union during the Civil War.