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)

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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).

November Meeting

October 26, 2017

The Garfield Camp will be meeting on November 11 at 10 am at Gene’s Place To Dine (3730 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland at Kamm’s Corners).

G.A.R. Allied Orders Central Region Association Meeting

October 20, 2017

The Central Regional Association of the G.A.R. Allied Orders Annual Meeting was held October 7 in Westlake, Ohio.  The Central Regional Association includes the midwest Grand Army of the Republic allied organizations consisting of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Woman’s Relief Corps.

 

 

Garfield Camp member and Past Commander in Chief of the SUVCW Ken Freshley installs the Central Region Association officers. Garfield Camp member Tim Graham is the Commander of the Central Region Association for 2017-2018.

 

SUVCW Department of Ohio Commander James Crane, Garfield Camp Secretary Fred Previts and Ken Freshley.

 

 

Welcome to the Camp Christopher Hunt Wesp

September 30, 2017

The Garfield Camp would like to welcome new member Christopher Hunt Wesp.  Christopher’s Great Great Grandfather, Edwin Hunt, served as a private in Company F of the 2nd West Virginia Cavalry.

Central Regional Association of the G.A.R. Allied Orders Annual Meeting is October 7!

September 20, 2017

The Central Regional Association of the G.A.R. Allied Orders Annual Meeting is October 7 at the DoubleTree Inn in Westlake, Ohio (1100 Crocker Road).  The program begins at 8 am and following the business meeting and lunch a tour of Lakeview Cemetery will be offered.  The Central Regional Association consists of the midwest Grand Army of the Republic allied organizations consisting of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Woman’s Relief Corps.  More information, including the link to the registration form, is available here (registration closes September 22).

September Meeting

September 2, 2017

The Garfield Camp is meeting September 9 at 10 am at the Brunswick Public Library (3649 Center Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212).

 

23rd OVI Marker Dedication at Woodland Cemetery

July 8, 2017

Garfield Camp members are invited to attend a ceremony sponsored by the Woodland Cemetery Foundation dedicating a marker to the 23rd OVI at Woodland Cemetery on July 29 at 11 am.  The 73rd OVI Band will be performing and a tour of the cemetery will be offered.  Woodland Cemetery is located at 6901 Woodland Avenue.  More information is available here.

Private James M. McClelland Medal of Honor Headstone Ceremony

July 2, 2017

On June 17, 2017 members of the James A. Garfield Camp participated in a Medal of Honor Headstone ceremony for Private James M. McClelland.  McClelland served in Company B of the 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and received the Medal of Honor for his actions at Vicksburg on May 22, 1863.  Private McClelland is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Cleveland (special thanks to Mark Britton for the photographs).

 

 

Camp members Mark Britton (Camp Commander), Jon Silvis (Junior Vice-Commander), The Reverend Jerome Lukachinsky (Chaplain) and Bill Stark (Grave Registration Officer).

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial Day Activities

April 22, 2017

James A. Garfield Camp members will be attending the following events for Memorial Day, May 29:

Woodland Cemetery Ceremony (6901 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland), 10 am

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

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

 

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