Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War,
1861-1865, National Department, Springfield, IL

The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861 - 1865 was organized on May 30, 1885 by Olive Howard, Harriet Knapp, Eva Merwin, Frank Merwin, and Bertha Martin.
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Activities

  • Scholarships

Grand Army of the Republic Living Memorial Scholarship

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GAR application

 

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  • United States Military Academies Awards Program
  • Volunteer Services at Veterans Medical Centers, Homes and Hospitals
  • Maintaining a free public Civil War Museum in Springfield, IL
  • Projects to help preserve Civil War battlefields, historic sites, and monuments
  • Observing and participating in ceremonies on National and local holidays
  • 2012 National Convention Video

In the Articles of Incorporation of our Order, there is a key phrase that stands out, “keep green the memory”. What insight these young women, who founded this organization, had so long ago.

 

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