Our Graves Registration Program

One of the charges left to us by the Grand Army is to locate and catalogue the final resting place of every serviceman who served the Union from 1861 to 1865. With slightly over 2 1/2 million who wore the Blue at some time or other during the Civil War this is, indeed a large undertaking.

Utilizing the results of earlier efforts of the Grand Army, True Son, Francis E. Hall, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Michigan Civil War Centennial Observance Committee, the SUVCW Graves Registration Program pores over the graveyards of our countryside, seeking gravesites of our country's early heroes. Using the tools and methods gathered from our Brothers and our forbearers we work to insure that every soldier's grave, whether presently known or unknown, is properly recorded and marked.

Though there were slightly over 90,000 men who enlisted from the state of Michigan, heavy post war immigration to the state suggests that there are surely many more Union Civil War veterans at rest in the state. Current data tells us that slightly over 60,000 Civil War gravesites are documented, so far.

LeValley-Heusted Brothers are often found in the cemeteries of Tuscola and Huron Counties, surveying for graves of veterans of early conflicts. We have straightened stones and ordered new stones for veterans whose stones were damaged or unreadable and procured still more for those who, until now, have lain unmarked as veterans of the United States military service.

For more information read further or go to the Department Of Michigan Graves Registration page for more information about the Sons Of Union Veterans Of The Civil War Graves Registration Program.