Frank Albert Downs

August 24, 1899 – July 12, 1981 Department Commander 1941 Descended from Ezekiel Downs Pvt. 16th Reg. ME Inf. Mustered in August 5, 1863 Burial at Grove Cemetery, Belfast, Waldo, Maine Find A Grave Memorial# 117465687

Patricia Quinlan Albertson [1923-2018]

Patricia Quinlan Albertson, age 95, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in Kalamazoo at the age of 95. She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene R. Albertson in 1988. Patricia was born on May 2, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio to Mary (Hartnett) and John Webster Hadlock. She was a REAL Daughter and a member…

2018 Jun 23 – 136th Annual Encampment Proceedings

Minutes of the 136th Annual Encampment respectfully submitted by Eric Boothroyd, P.D.C., Department Secretary-Treasurer. The 136th Annual Encampment of the Department of Maine, SUVCW, was held at Governor’s Restaurant, Waterville, Maine, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. It was held in conjunction with the Annual Convention of the Department of Maine, DUVCW, with these two Allied…

Clyde G. “Sonny” Berry [1946-2018]

Clyde “Sonny” G. Berry, 71, died May 5, 2018 in Bangor, Maine. He was born in Glenburn, Maine, December 28, 1946 the youngest son of Clyde Labon and Pearl Sarah (Drew) Berry. He attended Glenburn schools, Bangor High School and graduated from Higgins Classical Institute in Charleston. He attended Husson College and the University of…

2017 Apr 29 – 135th Annual Encampment Proceedings

The 135th Annual Encampment of the Department of Maine SUVCW was held at Governor’s Restaurant, Waterville, Maine, on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The encampment was opened with full ritual at 9:57 with Department Commander David Sosnowski presiding.

Department of Maine

This photograph shows the 2nd Maine regiment (1861-1863) encamped on Christmas day, 1861. The encampment was at Hall’s Hill across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.  The 2nd Maine was part of Martindale’s Brigade of the Fifth Corps. Collections of Maine Historical Society

General Isaac Sparrow Bangs

Although he was not a Son, but was a Union veteran himself, General Isaac S. Bangs of Waterville, Maine, was instrumental in establishing the Sons of Veterans in New England, and for his efforts he was made a Past Grand Division Commander and a Constitutional life member of the Commandery-in-Chief. Isaac Sparrow Bangs, Jr., was…

2016 Apr 30 – 134th Annual Encampment Proceedings

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Department of Maine met for their 134th annual encampment at the Governors Restaurant in Waterville, Maine. The encampment opened at 9:50AM with 11 members and 1 guest, with Department Commander, Scott Mairs presiding. Our honored guest Kevin P. Tucker, Past Department of Massachusetts Commander was introduced. Roll…

John Holbrook Johnson

John Holbrook Johnson was born November 4, 1823 in Jefferson, Maine and died May 4, 1884 in Wellington, Maine.  The family moved to Wellington early in his life and his mother Betsey (Holbrook) Johnson died in 1829.  His father John Johnson remarried in 1831 Belinda Clough. John H. Johnson married Sarah Whitten May 14, 1848…