Lyon Camp #10

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The New Jersey Department, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, is the fastest growing department in the nation. Lyon Camp #10 is one of the fastest growing camps in the state.

Lyon Camp #10, New Jersey Department, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is always on the lookout for new members. Although headquartered in Vineland, NJ, Lyon Camp #10 has members hailing from Cape May to Medford. There are three levels of membership available: Member, Associate and Junior.

Member  and Junior 

A male descendant, whether through lineal or collateral line and not less than 14 years of age (6 to 14 years for Juniors), who: (1) is a blood relative of a Soldier, Sailor, Marine or member of the Revenue Cutter Service, 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 orders of United States general officers, between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865; (2) has never been convicted of any infamous or heinous crime and (3) has, or whose ancestor through whom membership is claimed has, never voluntarily borne arms against the government of the United States.


Men who do not have the ancestry to qualify for hereditary membership, but who demonstrate a genuine interest in the Civil War and who can subscribe to the purpose and objects of the SUVCW may become Associates. An Associate may vote and hold any office except those of Commander-in-Chief, Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, National Secretary, National Treasurer and Commanding Officer of the Sons of Veterans Reserve. Associates may not exceed one-third of the total membership of the Camp at the time of election.


For an online membership application:

Membership Application Form (.pdf)**

For more information contact Lyon Camp #10  Secretary: Bob Wilhelm  


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