Archive for November, 2009

John Grate Day in Atwater

November 29, 2009

On October 10th members of the Garfield Camp participated in a ceremony honoring John Grate. Grate served as a private with the 6th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry and later became the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. He was also the last surviving Civil War veteran of Portage County. The Atwater Historical Society sponsored the event which featured a parade and a re-dedication of Grate’s memorial.   Special thanks to Pete Hritsko for sharing the photographs!

Grate Ceremony Parade

Grate Ceremony Parade

John Grate's Tombstone

John Grate's Monument

Grate Ceremony

Garfield Camp Members Pete Hritsko (left), Ken Freshley (center), and Tim Daley (right) with National Commander-in-Chief Leo Kennedy (2nd from left) and McClellan Camp (Alliance, OH) member Greg Hilton (2nd from right)

Garfield Camp at the National Encampment

November 1, 2009

In August members of the Garfield Camp attended the National Encampment held in Louisville, Kentucky.

Ken Freshley and Pete Hritsko

Ken Freshley and Pete Hritsko

 

Tim Graham

Tim Graham

 

Pete & Judy Hritsko

Pete & Judy Hritsko