Graves Registration

The SUVCW is committed to the honor and preservation of the memory of the service and sacrifice made by our Civil War veterans over 140 years ago.

To fulfill our mission, the SUVCW has undertaken a national project to locate, record and properly mark the final resting places of our soldier ancestors.  Through the efforts of local SUVCW camps and aided by genealogical and historical volunteers, information about these soldiers is being preserved.

Help with this ongoing project is gratefully appreciated. If you have any information about a Civil War veteran buried in our area please contact us.

Many Ohio cemetery records are incomplete or missing and too many veterans graves are unknown or unmarked. In addition to maintaining these burials records, the SUVCW can also provide help in obtaining proper service grave markers as well as government gravestones where needed.

Our Civil War ancestors sacrificed to preserve the Union and its freedoms that we enjoy today. If nothing else, we owe them the honor of remembrance.

Grave registrations for soldiers buried in Ohio entered in the National SUVCW on-line database has surpassed 50,000.

Members of the General William H Lytle Camp have registered over 6,000 graves in SW Ohio.

Visit the Ohio Dept Grave Registration web page.

Visit the National Graves Database


Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

                                   Author unknown