Edward Dyer Redman [1838-1881]

Edward Dyer Redman was the fifth child born in Brooksville, Maine to John B. Redman and his wife Lucy Dyer1 on June 12, 1838. A resident of Belfast, Maine, he mustered into service with Company “K” of the 4th Maine Infantry at the age of 23 on June 15, 1861 and was promoted to the…

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…