We are draped to honor the passing of a real son. Frederick M. Upham, a brother of our Order and member of the Col. John Bryner Camp No. 67, Department of Illinois, died on December 30, 2018. He was the son of William H. Upham, Sr. who was a member of the Second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry from May, 1861 until May, 1862.
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of heroes who fought and worked to save the Union. Organized in 1881 and chartered by Congress in 1954, we are the legal successor to the Grand Army of the Republic.
The Ben Harrison Camp No. 356 was organized in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 19, 1884 with 46 members. Most of these original members would have certainly been “Real Sons.” The camp was reorganized on March 8, 1897 with 32 members, presumably because the first camp disbanded.
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War has three primary missions:
Honoring Union Veterans
The SUVCW cooperates in doing honor to all who have patriotically served our country in any war.
New Waverly No. 19
Organized: 1880 Disbanded: 1908
The post was named for the community in which the post was based.