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Department of New Jersey, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) is a patriotic and educational organization, similar to the Grand Army of the Republic. It was founded on November 12, 1881 and incorporated by Act of Congress August 20, 1954. New Jersey camps were first organized in 1882. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is the legal heir to and representative of the Grand Army of the Republic. Listen to more information about the SUVCW.

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New Jersey Camps

Camp 4 - President James A. Garfield Camp

Serving the Trenton/Lawrenceville Area
Commander: Tim Murphy


Camp 7 - Colonel Louis R. Francine Camp

Serving Hammonton, Turnersville, and points east
Commander: Bryan Sigmund
Point of Contact: Dave Hann PDC (440 Clark Drive, Hammonton, NJ 08037)


Camp 10 - Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon Camp

Serving Vineland and Cumberland counties
Commander: Morrell Wolf
Point of Contact: Secretary-Treasurer Robert Wilhelm PDC (728 Plum St.; Vineland, NJ 08360; 856-691-1083)


Camp 17 - Major General George Armstrong Custer Camp

Serving Ocean county and parts of Monmouth and Middlesex counties
Commander: Cliff "Kip" Bebout
Point of Contact: Department Commander Jay Godin
Meetings: Meetings will be held on several Saturdays at 1 pm at Ardena Baptist Church (493 Adelphia Rd, Freehold, NJ)


Camp 20 - Major General Phillip Kearny Camp

Serving Hudson, Bergen, Somerset and Essex counties and parts of Passic and Middlesex counties
Commander: James J. Halloran
Point of Contact: Brother Gregory Huntley PDC
Meetings: Meetings will be held on several Saturdays at 1 pm at the Abraham Clarke House (101 West 9th Avenue, Roselle, NJ)


Camp 73 - Major General Winfield Scott Camp

Serving the South Plainfield area
Commander and Point of Contact: Robert C. Meyer PDC


Camp 82 - James S. Stratton Camp

Commander: Bruce Lutz
Point of Contact: Scott West, Secretary


Camp 100 - President Abraham Lincoln Camp

The State Camp of New Jersey, serving the entire state.  Meets in Hightstown and Cranbury in the central area of the state.
Commander: Bruce Sirak PCC
Point of Contact: Secretary-Treasurer Dr. David Martin PDC


Camp 104 - Sergeant Hiram W. Pursell Camp

Serving the Northwest Quadrant of New Jersey consisting of the following counties: Hunterdon, Morris (partial), Passaic (partial), Sussex, and Warren
Commander and Point of Contact: Jeff Heagy PDC




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