Our Mission is to perpetuate the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and the men who served to save the Union.  Our Objectives:

1. Educate people in the mission of Sons of Union Veterans Civil War (SUVCW) and promote membership in the Irish Brigade Camp No. 4.

2. Assist in the recovery, organization and preservation of Civil War documents and records.

3. Support the National Park Service through our assistance in the preservation of Civil War Monuments.

4. Assist in the organization, promotion and staffing of Civil War memorial events.

5. Prepare Civil War memorial assessments for those monuments within the local area.

6. Assist the SUVCW in national graves registration and erect monuments on sites, which contain the remains of Civil War veterans.

Our Bylaws

Our Recruiting Brochure


Hereditary Eligibility (Member & Junior) and
Non-hereditary Eligibility (Associate)

 Member (and Junior): A male descendant, 14 years of age (6 to 14 for Juniors), who is directly descended from a Soldier, Sailor, Marine or member of the Revenue Cutter Service (or directly descended from a brother, sister, half-brother, or half-sister of such Soldier, etc.) who was regularly mustered and served honorably in, was honorably discharged from, or died in the service of, the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Revenue Cutter Service of the United States of America or in such state regiments called to active service and was subject to the orders of United States general officers, between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865, and: 

1.  has never been convicted of any infamous or heinous crime; and

2.  has, or whose ancestor through whom membership is claimed, has never voluntarily borne arms against the government of the United States.

Associate: Men who do not have the ancestry to qualify for hereditary membership may become Associates if they:

 1.  Demonstrate a genuine interest in the Civil War; and

2.  Can subscribe to the purpose and objects of the SUVCW

 Two ways to apply:

1.  On line to the National Organization at http://suvcw.org/member.htm

2.  Locally via snail mail to the Irish Brigade Camp (this method is actually quicker).  Download this application and follow instructions on the form.

Member of the Fairer Sex?

Check out the Daughters of the Civil War 1861-1865

and the local Virginia Elizabeth Van Lew Tent

Appointed Camp Officers

Patriotic Instructor - Jerry Redding

Chaplain - John Griffiths

Historian - Brian Withrow

Graves Registration Officer - Bob Heath

Civil War Memorials Officer - Bob Heath

Guide - Michael Paquette

Color Bearer - Michael Wilson

Guard - Chris Diskin

Quartermaster - Michael Paquette

Eagle Scout Certificate Coordinator - Andrew Johnson

JROTC/ROTC Coordinator Roger Leturno

Signals Officer - Michael Beard

Speaker Bureau Coordinator – Timothy Willging 

Counselors - Andrew Johnson, James Standard, & Tom Dempsey

rot© Michael Beard 2015