WHAT HAENED AT THE APRIL MEETING?
1) Herb Jackson reported that he has contacted the owner of the property where the Zagonyi’s Charge monument is located, but that the owner claims ownership of the monument as well. The property owner would like to have Phelps Camp issue a letter acknowledging his “donation” of the monument to the camp. Herb has sent a letter to the National Counselor and Commander asking for legal advice as to how we should proceed.
2) Members were reminded about the Fort Sand Springs ceremony (see later in this issue).
4) Jeff Patrick gave an update on the Kirksville headstone project. He informed the membership that the historical “fact-checking” has been completed, so he will proceed with ordering the two headstones from the V.A. If all goes well, we will have a dedication ceremony this fall.
5) Members were encouraged to read and contribute material to the new Phelps Camp blog (www.phelpscamp.blogspot.com).
May 15—Parade of the American Soldier event at the Nathan Boone Home State Historic Site, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
June 5-6—Parade of the American soldier event at Fort Scott National Historic Site, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.
The next meeting of Phelps Camp will be on Tuesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.
CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE AND SAND SPRINGS CEREMONIES
Four members of Phelps Camp provided the color guard at the Civil War Round Table of the Ozarks 50th anniversary dinner on April 17. Approximately 170 people attended the dinner and enjoyed a presentation by Civil War historian and author Dr. Steven Woodworth of Texas Christian University.
On April 24, Camp Commander Wait and members John Rutherford, Herb Jackson, Kip Lindberg, Bob Clanton, Bob Drake and Jeff Patrick attended the Fort Sand Springs monument dedication near Marshfield. Members of Phelps Tent, Daughters of Union Veterans presented a fine program. Due to inclement weather, the ceremony was moved to a nearby church, which was filled to capacity with approximately 125 people. Well done ladies!