Daughters of Union
Veterans of the Civil War,
1861 - 1865
                                                                   Amanda Stokes Tent # 87
                                                                             San Gabriel Valley California


                         Objects of the Society


Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 is a non profit organization founded for the purpose of perpetuating the memory of our fathers, their loyalty to
the Union, their sacrifices to perpetuate it and to keep alive the history of their heroic struggle for the maintenance of our free government.

                      How We Fulfill These Objects

1.By the study of American History,especially the history of the Civil War.

2.By preservation of monuments, historic sites, documents, relics, and individual service records of Union soldiers.

3. By the observance of all Patriotic Anniversaries.

                        Amanda Stokes Tent Officers

                              2017-2019

President....................................................Cindy Allen

SV President.......................................Julia Fendrick

JV President.............................................Judy Dillard

Chaplain.......................................................Julie Scheuermann

Treasurer..........................................................Jolaine Lamb 

Patriotic Instructor............................................Margie  Totten

Council Member #1. ..............
.........................Mary Ellen Mohler

Council Member #2..........................................Bev Doonan

Contact a Member:  AmndaStokes.tent87@gmail.com

                                  
Appointed officers

Secretary ........................................................... Chris Gentry

Historian ........................................................... 

Guide........................................................

Asst. Chaplain..................................Peggy Comstock



Right to left: Installing officer CA//NV President, Susan Zimmer. Mary Ellen Mohler, Ginny Blitz, Cindy Allen, Julie Scheuermann, Peggy Comstock, Jolain Lamb,Julia Fendrick, Beverly Doonan, Helen Baxter. Carole Morton, Former National President.

                         Our Namesake

Our tent's namesake, Amanda Stokes, a Civil War Nurse. She was a farm girl from Warren County, Ohio but when the Civil War broke out she entered the service of her country by working as a nurse in a hospital. As nurses became more needed at the front she obtained a commission and orders to report to the South. Her fields
of duty included hospitals at Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Nashville and Atlanta.

When she ws unable to obtain supplies from the government, she used the $1000 she had saved before the war to buy what was needed for the soldiers. An.accident in an overturned wagon
while crossing the Chattahoochee River caused a head injury which plagued her for the rest of her life.

After the war, her head injury and financial state brought about many hardships, but when the soldiers she had treated heard about her problems, they rallied around her and managed to get her appointed Matron of the Ohio soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home. She was loved and respected by all who knew her.

After many attempts to get a pension, she finally, with help from some influential people, was granted an eight dollar a month pension. The DUVCW Califomia & Nevada Department Tent #87 was named for this fine nurse.

Source: Warren County Ohio GenWeb Project http://Objects of the Society



                              

Amanda Stokes Tent

A group of ladies who were either members at
large, members of other tents or interested in
becoming a member gathered together in 2003
and agreed to organize a tent in the San Gabriel
Valley
. After discussing various names, Amanda
Stokes was chosen because she had an
impress
ive biography and was related to
members of the tent
. New members were also
recruited from among their friends and the tent
was chartered on February 4, 2004 with the
following 27 members:

1 Hugar. Patsy

2 Belcher, Carole

3 Comstock, Peggy Belva Foust
4 Gonzalez, Katryna

5 Erwin, Nell Scholl

6 Lenert, Elizabeth

7 Hugar, Catherine Louise
8 Hug
ar, Caroline Anne

9 Van Lund, Beverly

10 Fiasca, Marian
11.
Gordon, Jan

12 Emberton, Karen
13 Gentry, Chris

14 McKay, Wanda

15 Morton, Carole, Dr.
17 Terhuffen, Katherine
18 Bartho
lomew, Jean
19 Taylor, Carole L.

20 Johnson, Barbara

21 Latta, Connie

22 Sain, Phyllis

23 Mohler, Mary Ellen
24 Koh
l, Pamela

25 Me Kenzie, Kimberly 
26 Robertson, Lola

27 Williams, Shirley


National Web Site:
http://www.duvcw.org/