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Sons of Union Veterans of
31405 East Nine Drive Laguna Niguel,

Preserving the memory of the
Grand Army of the Republic
and our ancestors who fought to preserve the Union
1861 - 1865

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a patriotic and educational organization, similar to the Grand Army of the Republic. It was founded on November 12, 1881 and incorporated by Act of Congress August 20, 1954. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is the legal heir to and representative of the Grand Army of the Republic.

     The Generals Sedgwick-Granger Camp No. 17 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) was established on December 17, 2003, and was named in honor of two local Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Posts, namely, the Gen. John Sedgwick Post No. 17 of Santa Ana, California, and the Gen. Gordon Granger Post No. 138 of Orange, California. Each of these Posts was named for a prominent Civil War general. An original Santa Ana SUVCW Camp (No. 12) was established on May 12, 1919, and was active until the last real Son passed away in 1968.

     The Sedgwick Post No. 17, GAR was named for Gen. John Sedgwick (1813-1864).

     The Gen. Gordon Granger Post No. 138, GAR was named for Gen. Gordon Granger (1822-1876).

The Sons of Veterans Reserve (SVR), the uniformed branch of the SUVCW, is also represented in the Camp by members of Company G, 5th California Volunteer Infantry, SVR and the United States Marine Corps Guard Company, Mare Island Navy Yard, SVR.

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Gen. John Sedgwick
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Gen. Gordon Granger
  • AREA: The Camp serves all of Orange County, California.
     
  • MEETINGS: 3rd Thursday of odd-numbered months at 7:00 pm at Tustin First Advent Christian Church in the fellowship hall, 555 W. Main Street, Tustin, CA. The Church was founded in 1881, and its congregation included members of the Gen. John Sedgwick GAR Post 17. Click here for directions.
     
  • NEWSLETTER: The Sedgwick-Granger Sentinel, published bi-monthly in the even numbered months.
     
  • MEMORIAL DAY PARTICIPATION: On Memorial Day at the GAR Plot in Santa Ana Cemetery, 1919 E. Santa Clara Ave., Santa Ana, CA (and representatively at eight other Orange County cemeteries where Union veterans are interred, as Brothers are available).
     
  • DUES: $40.00 per year (plus $10.00 Initiation Fee at enrollment)

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Created 10 Jan 2004; Revised 6 May 2011

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