On June 13th the Department of Ohio’s annual encampment will be held at the Hardin County Courthouse in Kenton. For more information, including a schedule for the day, please visit the Department of Ohio’s website.
The Garfield Camp will be supporting the following events for Memorial Day:
- Monday May 25: Ceremony at Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland, 10 am
- Monday May 25: Ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland, 10 am
- Monday May 25: Parade in Peninsula with the A.C. Voris Camp, 11 am
- Monday May 25: Parade in Boston Mill with the A.C. Voris Camp, 12 pm
- Saturday May 30: Ceremony at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Public Square, 12 pm
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!
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.
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.
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.