We are draped in honor of Brother Charles Hughes. A veteran of World War II and Korea, Charlie was a longtime member of Ben Harrison Camp No. 356, SUVCW. “We shall meet, but we will miss him. There will be one vacant chair…”
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.
John M. Wilson No. 112
Bunker Hill, Indiana (Miami County)
Organized: 1882 Disbanded: 1912
The post was named for COL John M. Wilson (1815 – 1876), 155th IN Inf., “one of Miami County’s best known volunteer soldiers and a veteran of both the Mexican and Civil wars. He is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, Indiana.