Website Draped in Black to Honor Real Son Frederick M. Uphand
1. It is my sad duty to report 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, when he was discharged so as to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated from the Academy in 1866. William H. Upham would later go on to become a Governor of the State of Wisconsin.
2. We have been privileged to have our brother with us. Now, at the passing of this real son, we shall do him a final honor. I now Order that the SUVCW National Web Site and the Charters of all SUVCW Departments and Camps be draped, and that all brothers attach a black mourning ribbon to their membership badges. This Order shall remain in effect for 30 days from this date.
Ordered this 7th Day of January, 2019
Donald W. Shaw
Commander in Chief
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War