Eligibility for membership in the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861 – 1865 is based on the eligibility as formerly required for membership in the Grand Army of the Republic and shall be limited to daughters, granddaughters, and all great granddaughters through lineal descent only. As stated in our Constitution and Bylaws, this shall never be changed. The minimum age for membership shall be eight years of age.
Membership shall be limited to women who can provide documented proof that their ancestor was a soldier or sailor of the U. S. Army, Navy, or Marine Corps and Revenue Cutter Service who served between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865 in the war for the suppression of the Rebellion, and of such State regiments as were called into active services and subject of the orders of the United States General Officers. The ancestor must have been honorably discharged from there after such service, or who died or was killed during their term of service. No person shall be eligible for membership who has at any time borne arms against the United States.
Through membership in the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861 – 1865, each woman who is descended from a Civil War ancestor, will have the opportunity to preserve her Civil War heritage for posterity, while honoring and revering her Civil War ancestry, and promoting patriotism for the United States of America.
To become eligible for membership, you must furnish with your application a complete war record of your ancestor. Also, documentation that proves a lineal relationship back to your Civil War ancestor. Do not send original proofs, photo copies are acceptable.
Acceptable proofs for war records include: discharge papers, pension record, Adjutant General’s list, and/or state record. Acceptable proofs for lineal descent include: birth record, marriage record, death record, published obituaries, photograph of monument readings, and family documents such as bible, letters, or photographs.
If you are interested in membership or would like additional information please contact Ellen Higgins E-mail.