The Department of the Chesapeake 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.   The Department of the Chesapeake was issued its charter in 1887 and currently has camps in Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. 

 To view a short orientation and information PowerPoint presentation about the SUVCW and the Department of the Chesapeake click the Link below.

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The Civil War Site of the Month for June is the Battle of Philippi

The Battle of Philippi formed part of the Western Virginia Campaign of the American Civil War and was fought in and around PhilippiVirginia (now West Virginia), on June 3, 1861. A Union victory, it was the first organized land action of the war, though generally viewed as a skirmish rather than a battle. However, the Northern press celebrated it as an epic triumph and this encouraged Congress to call for the drive on Richmond that ended with the Union defeat at First Bull Run in July. It brought overnight fame to Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan and was notable for the first battlefield amputations. As the first of a series of victories that pushed Confederate forces out of northwest Virginia, it strengthened the Union government in exile that would soon create the new state of West Virginia.

 


Recent  Significant General Orders of the Commander-in-Chief SUVCW (A full list can be found at www.suvcw.org under the Governance Tab) 
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Special Announcements

The DePartment of the Chesapeake is pleased to announce the election of its officers for the year April 2021 - April 2022

Department Commander - Roger Leturno

Department Senior Vice Commander -    Brian Horgan

Department Junior Vice Commander - George (Tommy) Chapman

HE COMMANDE-IN CHIEF HAS ISSUED HIS GENERAL ORDER #14, WHICH OUTLINES THE PROCEDURES AND REGULATIONS PURSUENT TO CONDUCTING  LOBBYING EFFORTS ON ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE PURPOSES AND AND MISSION OF THE SUVCW.  INDIVIDUAL BROTHERS OF THE ORDER, CAMPS, DEPARTMENTS, OR SVR UNITS WISHING TO  UNDERTAKE LOBBYING EFFORTS AT THE LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL LEVELS   ARE DIRECTED / INSTRUCTED TO READ THE GENERAL ORDER AND FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES WITHIN IT.   THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF HAS ISSUED HIS GENERAL ORDER #13 WHICH REQUIRES DEPARTMENTS AND CAMPS HOLDING REAL PROPERTY TO HAVE IT INSURED FOR LIABILITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW

Current Department Newsletter 
Attention to Current Department Orders /Advisories / Memos:
Department Commander Roger Leturno Series 2021 -2022
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Department Order No 2 (20210417).pdf Department Order No 2 (20210417).pdf
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Department Order No 3 (20210417).pdf Department Order No 3 (20210417).pdf
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Department Order No 4 (20210417).pdf Department Order No 4 (20210417).pdf
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Department Order No 6 (20210519).pdf Department Order No 6 (20210519).pdf
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Older pertinent Department Advisories which remain in effect