If you are a female age 10 years of age and up, are a direct descendant of a Union Civil War veteran or a direct descendant of a Union Army nurse, or if you are a niece of a Union Civil War veteran, you may be eligible for membership in the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic aka L.G.A.R. (Veterans may have been in service in Army, Navy, Marines: Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery, Sharpshooters, Engineers, et al.)
The L.G.A.R.is the oldest organization for women in the United States and is the only organization that may use the name of the Grand Army of the Republic.
If you would like to remember your Union CW ancestor and honor his/her name and what he/she did, please contact me at email@example.com. Thank you.