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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Helpful Research Links


National Civil War Museum 

The National Civil War Museum is located in Harrisburg, PA. You can sign up on-line to be a member.


Library of Congress 

Library of Congress


National Archives 

The National Archives has many links and order forms to request a copy of you Veteran’s records. Put on the form that you would like to be notified of all existing records and the cost to acquired copies of the records.


Civil War Record Database

Searchable databases of various Civil War soldier’s and sailor’s records provide by the National Park Service.


Smithsonian Institution

Collecting, Preserving, Remembering the National Experience from the Smithsonian Institution

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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