On July 19 at 10:00 am the Garfield Camp will be having a meeting at Lawnfield, President Garfield’s home in Mentor. On July 19 and 20 Lawnfield will be hosting a Civil War Encampment and the Garfield Camp will have a recruiting and information tent there. Lawnfield is located at 8095 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, Ohio 44060.
Members of the Garfield Camp joined the A. C. Voris Camp to march in Peninsula’s and Boston Township’s Memorial Day Parades. Special thanks to Carol Huff and Judy Hritsko for the photographs!
Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War at Cedar Grove Cemetery’s Civil War Monument in Peninsula. Left to right-Paul Huff, Mark Britton, Karl Johnson, Jon Silvis, Dr. Frederick Marquinez, Samuel Elias, Peter Hritsko, Gage Georgeff and Tim Graham. The Monument was donated to Boston Township in 1889 by Civil War Veteran and Ohio Department Commander, Arthur L. Conger.
The Garfield Camp would like to welcome Gary Bailey to the camp. Gary’s great-great-grandfather, William W. Loveland, served as a private in Co. E of the 23rd New Jersey Infantry.
The Garfield Camp held its annual meeting on December 14 at the Masonic Hall in Cleveland.
Brother David Britton was presented with the Past Commander’s Badge from Camp Commander Tim Daley. Brother Britton has served as the Camp Treasurer for the last 10 years.
Brother Britton is congratulated by his son, Mark.
Camp Commander Tim Daley (center) with the Camp’s two newest members who were initiated into the Camp, Robert E. Lee Waffler (left) and Robert Graham (right).
Brother Ken Freshley, National Commander in Chief of the Sons of the Union Veterans, installed the officers of the women’s auxiliary. From left, Lori Ivancic (Treasurer), Mary Louise Daley (Secretary), Janet Waffler (Vice President) and Sue Freshley (President).
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!
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.
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!