For more information contact the Department Patriotic Instructor Alexander S. Platt
Graves Registration Program
The goal of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) National Grave Registration Project is to locate the final resting places of all Union Civil War Veterans, and enter that information into the National Graves Registration Database. This undertaking is rather large and needs as many interested people to assist as possible.
As with any project such as this, considerable fieldwork will be needed to obtain the information that will eventually be placed into the National database. Individuals who wish to assist the SUVCW may obtain a Grave Registration packet (consisting of a set of instructions, list of abbreviations and a Graves Registration form) from the Department Graves Registration Officer. Each completed form will represent one Union soldier’s grave.
For more information visit the National Graves Registration Database or contact the Department Graves Registration Officer Ted Golab, PDC
Monuments & Memorials Program
As legal heir to the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), preservation of GAR memorials is one of the most important purposes of the SUVCW. The purpose of this program is to physically search out, inspect, and catalog each and every GAR memorial that can be found.
With the help of the Camps of the Department, the SUVCW physically searches out and inspects each and every memorial that can be found. We hope to identify any professional restoration work that may be necessary due to the effects of nature or vandalism. We also hope to regularly inspect memorials so that our data remains current.
This is a very large project and we can use your assistance. If you know of a GAR monument or Civil War-related memorial (of any size/design) near you, we invite you to share this information with the SUVCW.
For more information contact the Department Memorials Officer Ted Golab, PDC
(Above) Marietta National Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia