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SUV and GAR Membership Badges.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:

I would like to know if you can identify the following military badge.  This I believe belonged to my Union Civil War Ancestor when he was in the G.A.R. which was in his daughter's possession.

 

SUV Badge

 

 

Answer:

This is not a membership badge for the Grand Army of the Republic, this is a badge for a son or male descendant of the S.U.V. (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War).  This organization formed in 1881 is still active and you can find out about membership at: http://www.suvcw.org/   An example for the membership ribbon for the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) is below.

 

GAR Badge


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