Preserving the Memory of the Grand Army of the Republic and our Ancestors
who Fought to Preserve the Union 1861 – 1865
1. is directly descended from a Soldier, Sailor, Marine or member of the Revenue Cutter Service (or directly descended from a brother, sister, half-brother, or half-sister of such Soldier, etc.) 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 the 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.
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