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Programs of the Department of Georgia & South Carolina

    The following is a listing of the Programs and Projects of the Department of Georgia & South Carolina, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. If you have any questions about these programs please contact the respective officers, or the Webmaster.

Eagle Scout Award
        Grave Registration        
Monuments & Memorial Program

The Eagle Scout Award Program

    Since 1910 the Boy Scouts of America have contributed to the moral and physical character of our communities by offering opportunities where young men can experience fun and adventure while learning the skills necessary for good citizenship and leadership.

    One of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War many goals and purposes is to reward young men who achieve the status of Eagle Scout with a special congratulatory letter and color Certificate of Commendation, suitable for framing. While we encourage any young man searching for that special community service project to look to us for inspiration on projects relating to the Civil War, we offer this certificate with no "strings attached" other than you must be an Eagle.

For more information contact the Department Eagle Scout Coordinator David W. Beam

The ROTC / JROTC Award Program

    We believe it right to award those who have stepped forward to accept the challenge of leadership in defending our Nation’s flag, principles and freedoms. By honoring those who serve today, we show our respect for those who have served in all others war in the past.

    The Criteria. Our definition of a deserving cadet is one that “shows a high degree of patriotism to his/her Nation and has demonstrated a high degree of academic performance and leadership.” JROTC units are asked to work with the Department of Georgia & South Carolina to determine any additional requirements that may be used to determine a “deserving cadet.” JROTC programs should contact the nearest SUVCW Camp for assistance or use the on-line resources.

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
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