Sons of Union Veterans C.W. – Logan Camp

“Sons of Vets”

“There was a large turn out last evening at the anniversary of the John A. Logan Camp, No. 26, Sons of Veterans. One year ago, the camp was organized with a larger number of charter members than any other camp in the state.”

” He [Past Captain E. L. Nash] stated that the camp was organized Nov. 28, 1886, by Post Commander Lawler of the G.A.R., assisted by other comrades.”

“In 1881 the Sons of Veterans were organized and today there is a membership in the United States of 80,000.”

Source: Rockford Daily Gazette, December 9, 1886  page 4