Welcome to the Illinois Department of the Daughters of
the Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, otherwise recognized as IL Dept. DUVCW.
Here you can
learn on how to become a member of Daughter of Union Veterans of
the Civil War, 1861-1865, what we do, what we have done in the past,
Officers, Events, meetings, Projects, how it all began.
The Department of Illinois received its charter on
May 3, 1885.
Our mission is to widely spread the teachings
of patriotism, that those in this broad land of ours will so live that
in peace or in war, there shall be no stain on "The Flag Our Fathers
Organized............................May 3, 1895
Incorporated..........................May 25, 1928
Incorporation Amended.............May 11, 1948
1886, Name Changed To: National Alliance Daughters of
Veterans of the U.S.A.
Sept., 1900, Endorsed By: The Grand Army of the Republic
Sept., 1925, Name Changed To: Daughters of Union Veterans
of the Civil War
Sept., 1944, Name Changed To: Daughters of Union Veterans
of the Civil War, 1861-1865
Dec., 1985: Federally Chartered By Public Law 99-172"
Our National Headquarters is located at 503 S. Walnut St. Springfield,
To find out more about joining Illinois Daughters see our Illinois Tent
page for a Tent near you.