Hereditary Eligibility (Member)
Nonhereditary Eligibility (Associate)


Member: A male descendant, 14 years of age, who: (1) is directly descended from a Soldier, Sailor, Marine or member of the Revenue Cutter Service (or directly descended from a brother, sister, half-brother, or half-sister of such Soldier, etc.) who was regularly mustered and served honorably in, was honorably discharged from or died in the service of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Revenue Cutter Service of the United States of America or in such state regiments called to active service and was subject to the orders of United States general officers, between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865; (2) has never been convicted of any infamous or heinous crime; and (3) has, or whose ancestor through whom membership is claimed, has never voluntarily borne arms against the government of the United States.


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 (Although an Associate is not required to meet the lineage requirement of a Member, he is still subject to the above second and third provisions of 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.


A membership application for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 may be obtained from this Web Site by selecting the following link:


Membership Application (PDF) Form


or contact 


Roderick Fraser




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