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Eagle Scout Award

June 25, 2014

Congratulations to Samuel L. Darvas of Boy Scout Troop 178.  He was presented a Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War Eagle Scout Certificate on June 8.


SUVCW Eagle Scout Award

 Samuel Darvas and Garfield Camp Member Gage Georgeff




Photos From Recent Events

February 16, 2013


National Senior Vice-Commander Ken Freshley (right) swears in Tim Daley (left) as  Commander of the James A. Garfield Camp and

Samuel Elias (center)  as Commander of the A.C. Voris Camp at the Joint Annual Meeting held on  December 8th, 2012.


Molly Carlin, President of the Cleveland American Veterans  Association (C.A.V.A), Tim Daley, Commander of the James A. Garfield Camp 142;

Tom  Sweeney, spokeman for the Greater Cleveland Fisher House;  Rich Rompala,  presenter for C.A.V.A., at the February 2013 Camp Meeting.

Welcome to the Camp Richard Ferguson!

January 5, 2013

The Garfield Camp would like to welcome its newest member, Richard Ferguson.  Richard’s ancestor is Martin Baker, who served as a private in Company F of the 52nd OVI.

Welcome to Our Newest Members!

December 15, 2012

The Garfield Camp would like to welcome its newest members:  James A. Stamatis and Boyd B. Weber.  James’ ancestor, Martin Baker, served as a private in the 52nd OVI and Boyd’s ancestor, Phineas Harrison Clemons, served as an assistant surgeon in the 99th OVI.  Welcome to the Camp James and Boyd!

Department of Ohio Annual Meeting News

June 22, 2012

Congratulations to the following members of the Garfield Camp :

  • Brother Tim Graham, PCC, was elected to the Office of Junior Vice Commander of the Department of Ohio and also appointed the Special Assistant for Monuments and Memorials Fund Raising.
  • Commander Pete Hritsko was reappointed as the GAR Highway Officer of the Department of Ohio.
  • Brother Ken Freshley, PDC, was reappointed as the Signals Officer of the Department of Ohio.

Also, Sister President Sue Freshley was elected a Patriotic Instructor for the Department of Ohio.

Congratulations to all!

Welcome to the Camp Danny Smith!

May 8, 2012

The Garfield Camp would like to welcome its newest member, Danny Smith. Danny is also a member of the Gettysburg Camp #112.

Welcome Jerry Young!

January 4, 2012

The Garfield Camp would like to welcome its newest member, Jerry Young, to the Camp. Jerry’s Great-Great-Great Uncle, John Lenzler, served in the Fifth Independent Company of the Ohio Volunteer Sharpshooters.  Welcome Jerry!

Brother Bill Smith

November 19, 2011

We regret to announce the death of Brother Bill Smith.  Bill passed away on Sunday, November 13.  He was a long-time member of the Garfield Camp and over the years held a number of camp offices, including Camp Commander.  Bill was most recently a member of the Camp Council.  Bill’s enthusiasm and support for the Garfield Camp will be missed and our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

Welcome Jerome Lukachinsky!

August 25, 2011

The Garfield Camp would like to welcome Jerome Lukachinsky to the Camp. Jerome’s Great-Great-Great Uncles Andrew, John, and Lacy Nicholson served in Co. F of the 11th Pennsylvania Reserves.

Welcome Russell Cook!

February 16, 2011

The Garfield Camp welcomes Russell Cook to the camp. Russell’s Great-Great-Grandfather was Newell Ford of the 150th OVI.