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

Sally J. Krantz

September 23, 2019 Sally was a Past National President [2002-2003] for the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Seminary, Villa Maria College and Buena Vista College in Iowa. She volunteered at the Buffalo City Mission and loved animals and classical music.

2019 June 29 – 137th Annual Encampment Proceedings

Minutes of the 137th Annual Encampment respectfully submitted by Eric Boothroyd, P.D.C., Department Secretary-Treasurer. The 137th Annual Encampment of the Department of Maine, SUVCW, was held at Governor’s Restaurant, Waterville, Maine, on Saturday, June 29, 2019. It was held in conjunction with the Annual Convention of the Department of Maine, DUVCW. The Encampment was opened…

Monument Dedicated at Middleburg Battlefield

Earlier this year, NOVA Parks opened the Mt. Defiance Historic Park on a ridge just west of Middleburg, Maine. On Saturday, June 22, 2019, the Union cavalrymen who lost their lives on the battlefield 156 years ago were commemorated in granite.  During the day, 1st Maine Cavalry re-enactors recreated life in camp, explained their uniforms and…

David Hobart McReynolds

National Treasurer of SUVCW David Hobert McReynolds, 65 of Louisville, TN went to his Heavenly Home Saturday, July 27, 2019 after fighting a brave battle of cancer for the past 11 years. He received a BS in Accounting from The University of TN as well as a Masters Degree in Healthcare Finance from The University…

Headstone Dedication for Private George Burns

Private George Burns of the 6th Maine never had a headstone to mark his grave in Montville’s Mount Repose Cemetery, just a wood plaque made by a local GAR Post. Last year, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Depart of Maine set out to properly honor PVT Burns.  They applied for and…

George Herbert Walker Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American statesman and Republican Party politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, he served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989; he had…

Davis Poland [1931-2018]

It is with deep regret that Daniel Chaplin Camp #3 announces the passing of Brother Davis Poland on September 27th.  Dave joined Camp 3 in 2000 and was also a Dual Member of Camp 1 for several years. He earned the SUVCW Bronze War Medal for his service in the Korean War as a Navy veteran and was  also in Co….

John Cannon, P.C.C. [1944-2018]

It is with deep regret that Daniel Chaplin Camp #3 announces the passing of Brother John Cannon, P.C.C., on October 8th, 2018.  John joined the Order in 2006 and was a Life Member. He also served as Camp Commander in 2008 and 2009 and was a veteran of both the Army and the Navy. Larry B. Bonney, Commander…