2019 National Encampment

February 25, 2019

The Garfield Camp is hosting the 2019 National Encampment of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War August 8-11 at the Independence Doubletree by Hilton.

More information, including hotel and registration information, is available at http://2019nationalencampment.org.


Upcoming Events

January 26, 2019

James A. Garfield Camp 25th Anniversary

November 10, 2018

On September 22nd the James A. Garfield Camp celebrated its 25th Anniversary at Wagners of Westlake.

Special thanks to Pete and Judy Hritsko and Mark Britton for the photographs!

Charter members of the Camp: Paul Huff, Jon Silvis and Mark Britton.













Upcoming Events

September 2, 2018

October 13: 10 am: Garfield Camp Meeting at the Olmsted Falls Library.  Mike Klinger will be speaking on the 118th Ohio Infantry.

November 10: 10 am: Garfield Camp Meeting at the North Olmsted Library.

November 17: 2 pm: President Garfield Ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery.

December 8: 10 am: Annual Camp Meeting at the Brunswick Public Library.


Photos from Recent Events

July 4, 2018

Special thanks to Judy Hritsko for the photos!


Memorial Day at Lakeview Cemetery

Past Camp Commanders Tim Graham and Pete Hritsko represented the Garfield Camp.





Department of Ohio Annual Encampment

June 9, Columbus, Ohio

Garfield Camp Commander Mark Britton, President of the Camp Auxiliary Sue Freshley and Past Camp Commander and Past Department Commander Pete Hritsko.


Past National Commander in Chief and Past Camp Commander Ken Freshley with 2017-2018 Department Commander James Crane.



Garfield Camp Secretary Fred Previts and Camp Chaplain Reverend Jerome Lukachinsky.


Garfield Camp members Bill Stark, Dan Brady, Fred Previts and Fred Previts, Jr.





Memorial Day Activities

May 16, 2018


Garfield Camp members will be attending the following events on Memorial Day, May 28:

Woodland Cemetery Ceremony (6901 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland), 10 am (The Garfield Camp’s Grave Registration Officer, Bill Stark, will be the keynote speaker at the ceremony).

Lakeview Cemetery Ceremony (12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland), 10:30 am

Also, on Wednesday, May 30, the Cuyahoga County Soldiers and Sailors Monument (Public Square in downtown Cleveland) will be hosting a ceremony at noon.

Welcome to the Camp Allen Fritz

March 17, 2018

The Garfield Camp welcomes Allen Fritz as a new member.  Allen’s Great-Great-Great-Grandfather David Fritz served as a Private in Company G of the 37th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

April and May Meetings

March 11, 2018

On April 14, 2018 at 10 am the Garfield Camp is meeting at the Independence Public Library (6361 Selig Drive, Independence, 44131).

On May 19, 2018 at 10 am the Garfield Camp is meeting at the North Olmsted Public Library (27403 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, 44070).

Upcoming Meetings

December 10, 2017

The Garfield Camp will be meeting:

January 20, 2018: 10 am at the Bay Village Library (502 Cahoon Road, Bay Village, Ohio  44140)

February 10, 2018: 10 am at the Olmsted Falls Library (8100 Mapleway Drive, Olmsted Falls, Ohio  44138)

March 10, 2018: 10 am at the North Royalton Library (5071 Wallings Road, North Royalton, OH  44133)

Annual Meeting on December 9

October 26, 2017

The Garfield Camp’s Annual Meeting will be December 9 at 10 am at the Brunswick Public Library (3649 Center Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212).