(Member & Junior)
Hereditary membership is available to a male descendant, 14 years of age (6 to 14 for Juniors), who meets the following requirements:
You must directly descend from a
Soldier, Sailor, Marine or member of the
Revenue Cutter Service (or directly
descend 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
You must never have been convicted of
any infamous or heinous crime.
- You, or the ancestor through whom membership is claimed, must never have voluntarily borne arms against the government of the United States.
The Sons of Veterans Reserve (SVR) is the ceremonial uniformed military element of the SUVCW. The SVR consists of a General Staff and several military districts across the nation. The SVR is overseen by the National Military Affairs Committee of the SUVCW. SVR elements participate in ceremonies, parades, living history programs, and re-enactments. All Members and Associates are welcome to join the SVR; however, SVR membership is contingent upon maintaining SUVCW membership.
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.
Further questions regarding eligibility or the application can be directed to the Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief at: email@example.com.
Contact With The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
~ Department of Texas and Louisiana ~
If you want to submit your Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War application directly to the SUVCW, contact the Commander of the Department of Texas and Louisiana SUVCW at the follow contact sources:
Commander, Department of Texas and Louisiana
1406 Westglen Drive