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Manuscript Group 130
FRED TSCHUDY PAPERS
1904-1908
1 cu. ft.


The Sons of Veterans Reserves (S.V.R.) is a ceremonial uniformed military component of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and was founded in late 1881. The S.V.R. included infantry, cavalry and artillery units. All units are self-outfitted in Civil War style uniforms and weaponry. S.V.R. units participate in Civil War related ceremonies, parades, living history programs and re-enactments. Officers paid a fee for their commissions and arguments resulted over the distribution of the funds collected. "Brigadier General" Fred Tschudy of Johnstown, PA was commander of the Pennsylvania S.V.R. from 1904-1907. The Fred Tschudy Papers include correspondence that reflects the bitter wrangles which marked the S.V.R. during General Tschudy's term in office, as well as photographic prints and glass plate negatives. The SVR is a Congressionally Chartered Corporation with headquarters in the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.




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