Saturday, May 6
They Wore Union Blue (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane
Presenter: Gordon Struve from Sons of Veterans of the Civil War
Gordy was initiated as a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) in December 2015. Through has genealogy research since retirement, he has obtained documented proof of his ancestral connection to six Civil War Union veterans; three of which are direct line and three are collateral. He is a Charter Life Member of the Fort Walla Walla Camp No. 3 SUVCW organization headquartered in Kennewick, Washington.
This presentation will start with a brief historical review of the Civil War era and the anti-slavery issue that preceded the war. A chronology will take us to the formation of the Grand Army of the Republic which followed the war and then on to the creation of the SUVCW.
A description of the modern day SUVCW organization will be presented including its mission to preserve the memory of soldiers who fought in the war and to support education of our school-aged children about elements of the war.
The formal presentation will move on to linking with the SUVCW home page and database websites.
Cookies & Social Time: 12:30 PM. Meeting starts at 1:00 PM