The Garfield Camp would like to welcome Robert Waffler to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Robert’s ancestor was William Oswalt, who served as a private in Co. H, 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Welcome to the camp Robert!
The next Garfield Camp meeting is December 14 at the Masonic Temple at 30th and Euclid Ave. in Cleveland. The meeting starts at 10 am. Lunch will be provided by the Camp Auxiliary.
Congratulations to Brother Ken Freshley, the 2013-2014 Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War. Ken was sworn in at the 2013 National Convention held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ken has been a member of the Garfield Camp for more than 15 years and during that time has held a number of posts in the Garfield Camp, including Camp Commander. He has also served as the Commander of the Department of Ohio.
A testimonial luncheon will be held for Ken on October 19 at the Clintonville Women’s Club in Columbus. For more information please visit http://www.freshleys.net/testimonial.htm.
The next Garfield Camp meeting is October 12 at 10 am at the North Olmsted Public Library.
This past July members of the Garfield Camp helped to dedicate a new headstone for Private Pliny Kellogg, a Revolutionary War veteran buried in Lagrange.
Camp members also attended the reenactment at President Garfield’s home Lawnfield.
The next meeting of the Garfield Camp is Saturday September 7 at 9 am at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Public Square.
The Garfield Camp would like to welcome its newest member, Emory Strahlem. Brother Strahlem’s ancestor was Enos Reed, a Private with the 34th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Brother Strahlem was inducted into the Camp at a ceremony held in June at the Ohio Veterans Home. Special thanks to Brother Jon Silvis for arranging the ceremony!
The next meeting of the Garfield Camp will be Saturday July 20 at 10:00 am at Lawnfield, James Garfield’s Home. That weekend Lawnfield will also be hosting its annual Civil War reenactment. Lawnfield is located at 8095 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, Ohio 44060.
National Senior Vice-Commander Ken Freshley (right) swears in Tim Daley (left) as Commander of the James A. Garfield Camp and
Samuel Elias (center) as Commander of the A.C. Voris Camp at the Joint Annual Meeting held on December 8th, 2012.
Molly Carlin, President of the Cleveland American Veterans Association (C.A.V.A), Tim Daley, Commander of the James A. Garfield Camp 142;
Tom Sweeney, spokeman for the Greater Cleveland Fisher House; Rich Rompala, presenter for C.A.V.A., at the February 2013 Camp Meeting.