The next meeting of the Garfield Camp is March 14, 10 am at the Olmsted Falls Library (81oo Mapleway Drive, Olmsted Falls, 44138).
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!
The Garfield Camp will be meeting on February 21 at 10 am at the North Olmsted Public Library (27403 Lorain Road, North Olmsted).
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.
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:
Camp Commander Pete Hritsko presented Cindy Zerkowski, President of the National Women’s Relief Corps, a donation:
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.
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.).
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.
Below are some photographs from recent Garfield Camp events. Special thanks to Pete Hritsko for the photographs.
Garfield Camp members at Lawnfield, July 2014
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)
Garfield Camp members at the Columbia Station
Blockhouse, September 13, 2014
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/.
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.