April Meeting

April 3, 2015

The next meeting of the Garfield Camp is April 18 at the Strongsville Public Library (18700 Westwood Drive, Strongsville, Ohio  44136).  The meeting starts at 10 am.


Garfield Camp Meeting on March 14

March 9, 2015

The next meeting of the Garfield Camp is March 14, 10 am at the Olmsted Falls Library (81oo Mapleway Drive, Olmsted Falls, 44138).

Welcome to the Camp Gary Porter

February 25, 2015

The Garfield Camp would like to welcome Gary Porter to the camp.  Gary’s great-great-grandfather, George Milton Rabbit, served as a private in the 1st West Virginia Light Artillery .  He enlisted on August 30, 1862 and was honorably discharged on June 27, 1865.  Welcome to the camp Gary!

February Meeting

February 6, 2015

The Garfield Camp will be meeting on February 21 at 10 am at the North Olmsted Public Library (27403 Lorain Road, North Olmsted).

Photos from Recent Events

January 24, 2015

Here are some photos from recent events (special thanks to Judy Hritsko for the photographs):

On January 10 the Department of Ohio held its mid-winter meeting at the Hardin County Court House in Kenton.

Department Commander and Past Camp Commander Tim Graham is standing while Department Junior Vice-Commander and Camp Commander Pete Hritsko sits against the far wall.

Dept of Ohio Meeting



Here are also a couple of photos from the Garfield Camp’s Annual Meeting in December.

Camp Commander Pete Hritsko was sworn in by Past National Commander-in-Chief and Past Garfield Camp Commander Ken Freshley:

Commander Hritsko and Commander Freshley


Camp Commander Pete Hritsko presented Cindy Zerkowski,  President of the National Women’s Relief Corps, a donation:

Commander Hritsko and President Zerkowski


Welcome to our New Members!

December 16, 2014

The Garfield Camp would like to welcome Kenneth Wilford, Lance Beebe, William Kennedy and Gilbert Sanow to the Camp!

Kenneth’s ancestor was Edward Soden, who served as a quartermaster sergeant in the 6th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.

Lance’s great-great-grandfather was Corporal Jacob H. Weis of Company I, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.

William’s great-great-grandfather, Ebenezer Hillis Kennedy, served as a Captain in Company F of the 10th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry.

Gilbert had two great-great-grandfathers serve in the war.  Private Daniel Sanders served in Company I of the 203rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and Private Jacob Cassatt II was with Company C of the 74th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.


December Meeting

November 11, 2014

The Garfield Camp will be meeting on December 13 at 10 am.  The meeting will be at the Masonic Auditorium in Cleveland (3615 Euclid Ave.).

President Garfield Wreath Laying Ceremony

November 11, 2014

On Saturday November 15 Lakeview Cemetery is holding a ceremony at President Garfield’s Memorial.  The ceremony begins at 2:00 pm.  For more information please visit http://www.webcemeteries.com/lakeviewcemetery/events.asp.

Photos from Recent Events

October 2, 2014

Below are some photographs from recent Garfield Camp events.  Special thanks to Pete Hritsko for the photographs.

Garfield Camp Members at Lawnfield

Garfield Camp members at Lawnfield, July 2014

2014 National Encampment

SUVCW National Officers at the 2014 National Encampment

Including Garfield Camp members Ken Freshley (Past National Commander-in-Chief)

and Pete Hritsko (National GAR Highway Officer)

Columbia Station Blockhouse Event

Garfield Camp members at the Columbia Station

Blockhouse, September 13, 2014

Private Spencer Headstone Dedication

Headstone Dedication for Private John Spencer,

LaGrange, September 27, 2014

(L-Bill Kennedy, Tim Graham, Ken Freshley, Pete Hritsko,

Jon Silvis, Alex Rankine, Rev. Jerome Lukachinsky)

Additional photographs of the dedication ceremony are available at http://www.ohionavalbrigade.org/gallery/index.php/.

Eagle Scout Award

June 25, 2014

Congratulations to Samuel L. Darvas of Boy Scout Troop 178.  He was presented a Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War Eagle Scout Certificate on June 8.


SUVCW Eagle Scout Award

 Samuel Darvas and Garfield Camp Member Gage Georgeff




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