SUVCW John A. Logan Camp #26

SUVCW John A. Logan Camp #26 We are an organization dedicated to honoring Union Veterans, Preserving the GAR, and Patriotic Instruction. Membership is open to those with ancestors who were Union Veterans, and others with an interest in Civil War history.
Sons of Union Veterans of Civil War is nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring Union Veterans, supporting veterans of all wars, and patriotic instruction.
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Fox 32 Chicago
03/03/2020

Fox 32 Chicago

On this day 89 years ago, the "Star-Spangled Banner" officially became our country's National Anthem.

National Encampment Proceedings – National Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
03/03/2020
National Encampment Proceedings – National Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

National Encampment Proceedings – National Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Proceedings are the official published record of the decisions and activities of each Annual National Encampment (convention) of the ASUVCW: 132nd National Encampment (2018), Framingham, Mass – NP Ramona Greenwalt (summary only) 131st National Encampment (2017), Lansing, MIs – NP Denise Oman (re...

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - National Organization
02/27/2020

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - National Organization

The first Northern prisoners arrived at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia, on this day in 1864. Although the prison was only open for 14 months, approximately 45,000 Union prisoners were imprisoned there during the war, and nearly 13,000 men died from scurvy, diarrhea, exposure, and dysentery. Learn more by visiting Andersonville National Historic Site, or click here: http://www.nps.gov/ande/learn/historyculture/camp_sumter_history.htm

02/24/2020
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - National Organization

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - National Organization

In response to earlier queries, and posted as a correction to language shared earlier regarding Associate Membership. This is being disseminated throughout the Order through normal distribution channels as well.

General Order #14
Series 2019-2020
23 February 2020

1. Recently an interpretation arose about the number of Associate members being allowed in a
Camp if the member is a dual member.

2. The number of Associates allowed in a Camp is define in the Constitution, Article VII Membership, Section 2 Associates: “(c) The combined number of Associates and Junior Associates in any Camp shall not exceed one-third (1/3) of the total roster of the Camp at the time of election. At no time during a meeting of a Camp, a Department, or the National Organization shall business be transacted if the number of Associates in attendance exceeds
forty-nine percent (49%) of the total attendance then present at said meeting.”

3. Dual Associate members may join another Camp as defined in the Regulations, Chapter I Camps, Article II Membership, Section 6: “Applicants who are Brothers of the Order in another Camp or a Member-at-Large, may become a dual Member of another Camp. The applicant need
not pay the application fee, however, is subject to the full per capita assessment in both Camps.

4. The dual Associate member counts as an Associate member in the both Camps.

5. Therefore, any Camp accepting a dual Associate member must be in compliance with the onethird of total roster requirement as defined in the Constitution, Article VII Membership, Section 2 Associates, Subsection (c).

Ordered this 23rd Day of February, 2020.
Edward J. Norris, Commander-in-Chief
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

The Gettysburg Museum Of History
02/22/2020

The Gettysburg Museum Of History

Plaque dedication at the David Wills House by the Sons of Union Veterans camp 112 Gettysburg 11/19/1926. David Wills House is where Abraham Lincoln stayed when he was in when he came to delver his Gettysburg address in November 1863. Original unpublished photo by Tipton from The Gettysburg Museum Of History archives.
www.GettysburgMuseumOfHistory.com
#DavidWillsHouseGettysburg #GettysburgFromTheArchives #GettysburgMuseumOfHistory

Battle of Valverde
02/21/2020
Battle of Valverde

Battle of Valverde

On February 21, 1862, at the Battle of Valverde, Confederate troops under General Henry Hopkins Sibley attack Union troops commanded by Colonel Edward R. S.

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - National Organization
02/14/2020

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - National Organization

Mental Floss
02/12/2020

Mental Floss

Happy birthday, Abraham Lincoln!

The Gettysburg Museum Of History
02/07/2020

The Gettysburg Museum Of History

A very rare CDV photo of "The Ghoul Of Gettysburg" This unidentified man according to local lore was arrested for robbing dead bodies on the Gettysburg Battlefield in the days following the battle. Little is known about this person or event. His photo was sold by local photographers. There was also a Stereoview version of this has the caption "A Battle-field Vulture, Godfor by name–one of those inhuman creatures who follow in the wake of armies, robbing the field of blankets, clothing, turning the pockets of the dead". It was not a very popular view so very little were sold and even fewer exist today.
www.GettysburgMuseumOfHistory.com
#Gettysburg #GhoulOfGettysburg #GettysburgMuseumOfHistory #TysonTipton

The Center for Civil War Photography
01/15/2020

The Center for Civil War Photography

On January 15, 1896, MATHEW BRADY, the great Civil War photographer, died penniless at New York City's Presbyterian Hospital.

Detail from Library of Congress B811- 2304 taken on the steps of Arlington House on the present-day site of the Arlington National Cemetery. Brady stands resplendently dressed in his top hat next to General Samuel P. Heintzelman. Brady was meticulous in posing people, even in outdoor photographs. He placed one officer with his back to the camera to give the false appearance of a "candid" photo.

Thomas Nast's sketch of Brady, appearing in Volume 10 of Miller's Photographic History of the Civil War. Compare it to detail of a studio image of Brady shot in profile, courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Museum.

https://www.nps.gov/arho/index.htm

By Craig Heberton IV

General John A. Logan Museum
01/15/2020

General John A. Logan Museum

Somehow (probably because time really does fly) the Logan Birthday Breakfast snuck up on me. So I am putting this out in the hope that some of you can attend and help support the Museum. I hope I see you February 1st. #historyprovidesperspective

Merry Christmas!
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas!

General John A. Logan Museum
12/19/2019

General John A. Logan Museum

In the 19th century there was no TV or radio to get a presidential candidate's story out to voters. At that time if you wanted to learn more about the candidates you could buy a "campain biography." These books told the story of the men who would like to become President and VP.

Accuracy was not as imporant as getting the books written and on sale quickly.

There were five different campaign biographies for Blaine and Logan.

Emerging Civil War
12/13/2019

Emerging Civil War

Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of 16th President Abraham Lincoln and First Lady of the United States from 1861-65, was born in Lexington, Kentucky on this day 201 years ago: December 13, 1818. She was born into a wealthy slave-holding family, and years later had several relatives who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.

She married Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois on November 4, 1842. They eventually had four sons, but only the first, Robert, survived to adulthood. Robert lived long enough to attend the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 1922. (Robert Lincoln died in 1926.)

Mrs. Lincoln was sitting next to her husband when he was assassinated at Ford's Theater in April 1865. Her life after his death was very difficult as she struggled with financial problems and mental illness. She lived until July 16, 1882.

How the Civil War Changed Christmas in the United States
12/12/2019
How the Civil War Changed Christmas in the United States

How the Civil War Changed Christmas in the United States

As the Civil War’s first Christmas neared, a pair of young lovers, Nathaniel Dawson and Elodie Todd, a Confederate soldier and his eventual bride, wrote to one

Emerging Civil War
12/12/2019

Emerging Civil War

On this day in 1862, the USS Cairo hit a mine on the Yazoo River during the Yazoo Pass Expedition. The ironclad warship sunk in about twelve minutes with no casualties. It was the first American armored ship to be sunk by a controlled mine.

The Cairo sat at the bottom of the river, covered in mud and silt, until being discovered in 1956 and raised in 1964. Today the remains of the Cairo and some of its artifacts may be viewed at Vicksburg National Military Park.

Image: the USS Cairo on the Mississippi River in 1862.

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - National Organization
12/12/2019

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - National Organization

With less than two weeks until Christmas, many people panic that they haven't gotten their shopping done and turn to online retailers like Amazon. Did you know that if you shop through Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchase is donated to the SUVCW Charitable Foundation at no additional expense to you? Supporting the foundation's programs while you wrap up your last-minute shopping is a great way to give on top of your giving! Go to Amazon Smile and select the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Charitable Foundation as your preferred charitable organization and shop away! Visit smile.amazon.com

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - National Organization
12/12/2019

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - National Organization

Fredericksburg Battle Observance
12/03/2019
Fredericksburg Battle Observance

Fredericksburg Battle Observance

On Saturday, December 14th, join the National Park Service in observing the 157th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg with historian-led programs. See the full schedule of events below.

General John A. Logan Museum
11/30/2019

General John A. Logan Museum

A Little-Known Logan Fact
As one of the seven “Impeachment Managers” in President Andrew Johnson’s Senate trial, Illinois Representative John A. Logan was quoted in all the newspapers in Spring 1868.
If they had had TV back then he would have certainly been a guest on all of the news and talk shows.
The photograph of the seven House Managers is from the National Archives, the article from the April 24, 1868 Chicago Tribune.
Thanks to his mustache Logan is easy to pick out.

11/28/2019
Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

2019 Thanksgiving Message from the ASUVCW National President

Today as we gather with family, friends, and acquaintances, we have a great opportunity to focus on our Blessings and the many things and people we have to be grateful for and to. We are privileged to live in the USA where we can enjoy the great gifts of liberty, freedom, justice; a country unlike any other in the world. These gifts were hard fought for and won by those who came before us who were willing to give much so we could enjoy more. Let us give Thanks to them. And let us give Thanks to our active military who stand in front of us to protect us and protect our country. They have given much of themselves.
I am thankful for each of you. I learn something from each person I meet and get to know. I am thankful for that. I am thankful that God has placed you in my life for a season. God gifts each of us differently and then brings us together so all the pieces can become a united whole.
Today on this Thanksgiving I bring you greetings of Thankfulness and hope for the future. Thank you for your gifts, your talents, your enthusiasm. Thank you to those who are willing to step forward and serve in whatever capacity you can. Thank you for those who are willing to give of themselves and their talents to give to others, to Honor those who came before us, to Serve our communities and our country, and to celebrate each other.
Let us join together to enrich our Order and our country and leave a legacy of positive patriotism and unity.

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - National Organization
11/28/2019

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - National Organization

From all of us here, enjoy your day brothers!

Emerging Civil War
11/27/2019

Emerging Civil War

On November 26, 1863-156 years ago today-President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation denoting the final Thursday of each November as a national Thanksgiving Day (now marked each year on the fourth Thursday of the month). His proclamation, issued in the midst of the Civil War, called for a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens." It read in part:

"The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.

In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom."

Image: Alfred Waud sketch of Thanksgiving in the camp of Union Gen. Louis Blenker in 1861.

Emerging Civil War
11/26/2019

Emerging Civil War

The only female Medal of Honor recipient in American history was born in Oswego, New York on this day 187 years ago: November 26, 1832. Mary Edwards Walker was a doctor who volunteered as Union nurse and surgeon during the Civil War. She was also an outspoken abolitionist and supporter of women's suffrage and numerous other social causes.

Shortly after the Civil War ended, President Andrew Johnson approved Dr. Walker for the Medal of Honor to recognize her efforts to treat and help wounded Union troops during the war. She is the only woman and one of just a handful of civilians ever to receive the award.

In 1917, the Army undertook a review of all Medal of Honor citations and dropped over 900 names from the list of recipients whose actions in their minds did not rise to the level of the Medal of Honor. Dr. Mary Edwards Walker's name was one of those removed from the list, but she defiantly wore the Medal for the rest of her life anyway. She lived until February 21, 1919.

President Jimmy Carter posthumously restored Dr. Walker's Medal of Honor in 1977.

National Chaplain - Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
11/23/2019

National Chaplain - Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

National Chaplain's Prayer at the Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Getysburg National Military Park:

Gracious God, we come before you on this beautiful day and standing on this sacred and holy ground to call to memory those who faught to keep our nation free for all poeple.
Bless their memories and keep them always green in our minds and hearts. Bless each of us gathered here with your manifold blessings and grace.
Bless our orders and keep us always in Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty. In your name. Amen.

Sons of Union Veterans: Gen. W.S. Rosecrans Camp 2 - Los Angeles
11/11/2019

Sons of Union Veterans: Gen. W.S. Rosecrans Camp 2 - Los Angeles

Abraham Lincoln
11/07/2019
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States, was born near Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809. His family moved to Indiana when he was seven and he grew up on the edge of the frontier.

This 89-Year-Old Woman Still Receives Civil War Pension
11/06/2019
This 89-Year-Old Woman Still Receives Civil War Pension

This 89-Year-Old Woman Still Receives Civil War Pension

To this day there is a woman in Florida collecting Civil War pension. She is the only individual to still receive any. Irene Triplett is 89 years old and she is the daughter of a United States Civ…

Emerging Civil War
11/04/2019

Emerging Civil War

On this day 177 years ago-November 4, 1842-Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd were married in Springfield, Illinois. Few at the time would have guessed that the couple would one day live in the White House as President and First Lady of the United States.

The couple eventually had four sons: Robert, Edward, William, and Thomas. Of the four, only the first, Robert Todd Lincoln, would survive to adulthood.

The Gettysburg Museum Of History
10/31/2019

The Gettysburg Museum Of History

Confederate Veterans at the 1938 Gettysburg reunion. General S.S. Simmons 95 of Los Angeles, CA. fought with the 8th VA. Cavalry is holding a sword (left). J.S.L. Wright 91 of Conway Ark. was a member of the 14th North Carolina Cavalry (middle). James T. Flowers 90 of Antonio Tex. was with "Wheeler's Georgia Cavalry" (right). A very rare original photo from The Gettysburg Museum Of History archives.
www.GettysburgMuseumOfHistory.com
#1938GettysburgReunion #GettysburgMuseumOfHistory #GettysburgFromTheArchives

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Our camp meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00p.m. Our meetings are held at Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103

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Merry Christmas to our brothers in Camp #26 from your brothers in the Israel Richardson Camp #2 north of Detroit, MI. Brother Tom Spencer Patriotic Instructor
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