Our Mission

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of heroes who fought and worked to save the Union. Organized in 1881 and chartered by Congress in 1954, we are the legal successor to the Grand Army of the Republic.

Logan Camp Wreath

Sister Barbara Stucker of Someone Cares Memorials designed and created this beautiful wreath for our cemetary dedications.

memorial Circle Dedication

Memorial Circle Dedication Ceremony
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Memorial Hall Dedication

Reinactment of the 1903 Memorial Hall Dedication featuring Theodore Roosevelt (aka Joe Weigand). Thank you to all that attended our event.
Photo By Paul T. Zeien Jr.

Bro. Zeien Photo Gallery


Quincy Monument Dedication

Logan Camp Participates.

Quincy IL

Photo Courtesy of Greg Carter:

On Friday April 6, 2012 at 6 pm the Quincy Civil War Roundtable will be dedicating a monument at the Woodland Cemetery in Quincy in honor of the 150th anniversary of the death of Dr. Samuel Everett the first surgeon killed during the American Civil War at the battle of Shiloh.

Rockford's Civil War Statue

We believe......

Photo Courtesy of Nick Bilton:

To view the Camp Commander's letter to the Winnebago County Board Click Here

memorial Day 2011

Rockford, IL Parade and Program

Bro. Greg Carter presents presents to the Civil War enthusiasts information on the GAR and Camp Logan. Visit our Shutterfly page for more photos. Photo Courtesy of Paul Zeien Jr. CC.


Eagle Scout

Justin Turner Troop #32

Bro. Steve Haight presents an Eagle Certificate to well deserving Justin Turner of Troop #32. Congratulations Justin.

2010 Remembrance Day

Camp Logan Participates

To visit the Photo Gallery of Bro. Jon McGinty
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400th Milestone...

Brother Tom Oestreicher

Bro. Tom Oestreicher, John A. Logan Camp #26, Rockford, Illinois presented his 400th Civil War program at Sycamore Middle School on November 19. Brother Oestreicher has lectured to schools, historical societies, church groups, and scouts for 37 years. He has lectured in seven states, including a 10 day lecture tour in Hawaii in 2007.

2010 ROTC Awards

Auburn High School

2010 ROTC award recipients Alexandria Rossi and Vito Abene of Auburn High School.


127th Annual Spring Encampment

May 8th, 2010

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Last Civil War Veteran Project

Visit our Last Civil War Veteran Project Page

members Attend national Encampment


Welcome to

John A. Logan Camp #26!

Department of Illinois

John Alexander Logan (February 8, 1826, December 26, 1886) was an American soldier and political leader. He served in the Mexican-American War and was a General in the Union Army in the American Civil War. He served the state of Illinois as a Senator and was a one-time candidate for Vice President of the United States.

Our Mission

Sons of the Union Veterans Civil War- Mission To perpetuate the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic and of the men who saved the Union 1861 to 1865; to assist in every practicable way in the preservation and making available for research of documents and records pertaining to the Grand Army of the Republic and its members; to cooperate in doing honor to all who have patriotically served our country in any war; to teach patriotism, and the duties of citizenship, the true history of our country, and the love and honor of our Flag; to oppose every tendency or movement that would weaken loyalty to, or make for the destruction or impairment of our constitutional Union; and to inculcate and broadly sustain the American principles of representative government, of equal rights, and of impartial justice for all.