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Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865

Sarah Emma Edmonds Tent
Chartered February 11, 2007
​Houston, TX



Welcome to the Sarah Emma Edmonds Detached Tent #4 of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 (DUVCW).  Local groups, called Tents, are named for Army Nurses who served in the Civil War or any loyal woman of the Civil War era whose patriotic deeds during the years 1861 – 1865 were recorded. 

​The DUVCW was first organized in May of 1885 and was incorporated in December of 1885. The objectives of the DUVCW are to perpetuate the memories of our Fathers, their loyalty to the Union and their unselfish sacrifices for the preservation of the same, and to keep alive the history of those who participated in that heroic struggle for the maintenance of our free government.

We are daughters, granddaughters and great granddaughters of any generation of honorably discharged soldiers and sailors who served in the Union Army, Navy, or Marine Corps and Revenue Cutter Service during the Rebellion of 1861 – 1865, and those who died or were killed while serving in the armed services of the Union between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865.

We invite all daughters who descend from one or more Union Veteran, to honor their Veteran ancestor by applying for membership.


Membership is limited to women who can provide documented proof that their ancestor was a soldier or sailor of the U. S. Army, Navy, or Marine Corps and Revenue Cutter Service who served between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865 in the war for the suppression of the Rebellion, and of such State regiments as were called into active service and subject to the orders of the United States General Officers.  The ancestor must have been honorably discharged or died or was killed during their term of service.  

Through membership in the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861 – 1865 each woman, who is descended from a Civil War ancestor, will have the opportunity to preserve her Civil War heritage for posterity, while honoring her Civil War ancestry, and promoting patriotism for the United States of America.
To apply for membership, interested candidates must complete an application that includes documented war record of your ancestor.  Information required in the application  also consists of proofs of a lineal relationship from the candidate to the Civil War ancestor.  Photo copies of proofs are acceptable.
​For more information, please submit a request through the contact form found on this website or through the website of the National organization.

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