We Are Lincoln Men

Camp 2 Members, Sons of Union Veterans, Department of Michigan

Camp 2 Members, Sons of Union Veterans, Department of Michigan

 

Every member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a hereditary descendant of a Union soldier or sailor who served honorably from the period 1861-1865. Our ancestors had President Lincoln as their Commander-in-Chief. There  were those who volunteered and those who were drafted. Some didn’t return home. Sadly, Lincoln himself, did not outlive the conflict. Thousands of soldiers and sailors who survived the war became active in their local Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) posts all over the country. They aimed to keep the memory alive of what had happened and what they did to preserve the Union and free a people. The last Union soldier died in 1956.  We as Sons of Union Veterans carry on those traditions. We believe, as they did, in America. We support, as they did, the Constitution of the United States. We, as they did, support our Bill of Rights. Like our Union ancestors, we honor our nation’s flag. We, too, strive to keep the memory alive of what was done to keep the United States intact. And, we, like our ancestors, give homage to Abraham Lincoln. We realize that he paid the ultimate sacrifice-his life. Because of Lincoln, this country experienced a “new birth of freedom.” This country realized in a way that it had not known since it’s founding, a closeness to the ideal of the Declaration of Independence that it had not achieved until Lincoln. With Lincoln- “all men are created equal” meant just that. That legacy lives on today. So, yes, we are Lincoln men-and proud of it.

For more information about the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War please go to: http://www.suvcw.org/

For a link to the General B. Richardson Camp 2, SUVCW, Department of Michigan website, see: http://home.comcast.net/~ibrsuvcw/index.html

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