140TH NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT OF THE SUVCW
SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI ON AUGUST 6TH & 7TH, 2021
26TH ANNUAL DEPARTMENT OF KANSAS ENCAMPMENT
*MARCH 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM*
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I am proud to welcome you to the Department of
Kansas Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War web site. We are
direct descendants of the soldiers who fought to preserve the Union during
the Civil War. After the war these same soldiers formed the Grand Army of
the Republic and we are the Sons of those men. We work together not only
to preserve their memory but to pass on that heritage to the next generation.
We do this through Department and Camp projects that include monument, grave
and battlefield restorations as well as educational programs.
During this, the Sesquicentennial of the
Civil War, we are excited to celebrate our part as the location where the eyes
of the nation were focused during the pre-war Bleeding Kansas era.
The roots of the Civil War are in Kansas.
Our state also supplied soldiers to the war effort and these men fought
valiantly in many battles. Kansas became
known as the Soldier’s State after the war because many soldiers moving west
made it their home.
Our camps are located in Wichita, Lawrence, Olathe,
Humboldt, Winfield (New
Camp) and Topeka. Each
camp is active in theirs, and neighboring communities. For meeting
times and locations of the camp nearest you, click on the camps link on the
left hand menu. If a camp is not located near you, join us anyway We are an active and growing department looking to
expand. We would be excited to help you find your Civil War heritage and
work alongside you as we share our common purpose. Membership information
can be found by clicking here.
I encourage you to explore this site to see the
many activities in which we are involved. Your help is needed so the
memory of the heroes of our nation is not lost. It’s a vital task-won’t
you join us in it?
Kirk Nystrom , PCC
Grand Army of the Republic camp, El
Photo courtesy of
the Butler County Historical Museum, El
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