The Garfield Camp would like to welcome Daniel Brady and Robert Stofko to the camp! Daniel’s great-great-grandfather, Peter Brady, served as a private in Company A of the 3rd New Jersey Infantry. Robert’s great-grandfather, Lemuel Stillions, was in the 97th Ohio Infantry, serving as a private in Company A.
On May 21 members of the Garfield Camp participated in ceremonies to rededicate GAR Highway signs on Route 6 in Avon Lake, Sheffield Lake and Bay Village (special thanks to Paul Huff of the A.C. Voris Camp for the photographs!).
From left: Garfield Camp officers Jon Silvis, Tim Graham, Bill Stark, Pete Hritsko,
Ken Freshley, Mark Britton, Dept. of Ohio Commander Shawn Cox and
Dept. of Ohio Junior Vice Commander James Crane
Judy and Pete Hritsko, Dept. of Ohio Senior Vice Commander and National and Dept. Of Ohio GAR Highway Officer
Pete Hritsko with Dennis Bring, the Mayor of Sheffield Lake
Pete Hritsko with Debbie Sutherland, the Mayor of Bay Village
James A. Garfield Camp members will be attending the following events on Memorial Day, May 30:
Woodland Cemetery Ceremony (6901 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland), 10 am
Chagrin Falls Parade, 10 am
Lakeview Cemetery Ceremony (12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland), 10:30 am
Cuyahoga County Soldiers and Sailors Monument Ceremony (Public Square in downtown Cleveland), 1:30 pm
The Garfield Camp would like to welcome Marcellus Gilreath and Hugh Roberts to the Camp! Marcellus’s great-greatgrandfather was Benjamin Perry Gilreath who served in Company A of the 1st Tennessee Scouts and Guides. Hugh’s great-greatgrandfather, William Dickerhoof, served as a musician in Company E of the 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
The Garfield Camp held its annual meeting on December 5, 2015 at the Masonic Hall in Cleveland. At the meeting the 2016 Camp Officers were installed by Department of Ohio Commander Shawn Cox.
Commander’s Badge from his father, Camp Treasurer Dave Britton.
New camp members were also initiated.
Robert Cvetichad, John Hofstetter, Gilbert Sanow III, Scott Derr;
and Department of Ohio Commander Shawn Cox.
The Garfield Camp would like to welcome Scott Derr as a member. Scott’s ancestor, Private John H. Bullock, served in the 9th Ohio Independent Battery. Welcome to the camp Scott!
The Garfield Camp would like to welcome John Hofstetter to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. John’s Great-Great Grandfather Milton Holder served as a private in Company G of the 58th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. John’s Great-Great-Great Grandfather Isaac L. Skinner served as a musician in Company D of the 23rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry and his Great-Great-Great Grandfather David Furnas served in Company I of the 85th Indiana Volunteer Infantry as a sergeant and later served as Quartermaster Sergeant of the regiment.
Welcome to the Camp, John!
The Garfield Camp would like to welcome its newest member, Bob Cvetichan. Bob’s great-great-great grandfather, Private Stephen Gorrell, served in Company H of the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry.
On June 20 a new sign was dedicated in Lorain commemorating US Route 6: The Grand Army of the Republic Highway.