Thursday, July 1, 2010

Union Defender June 2010

What Happened at the June Meeting?

1) Herb Jackson reported the receipt of a letter from SUVCW National Counselor Robert Grim regarding the Zagonyi monument. Mr. Grim recommended that the camp consult an attorney to determine the monument’s ownership. Herb will contact the Missouri Attorney General’s Office for further advice.

2) Members agreed that a portion of the donation received from the upcoming Fort Scott event should be used to purchase a traveling display that camp members can use at public events. Jeff Patrick will check on design options, cost, etc.

3) Commander Wait reported that the SUVCW National Encampment will be held in Overland Park, Kansas this August. He is planning on attending the event, along with Senior Vice- Commander Jeff Patrick.

4) Todd Wilkinson reported that Phelps Camp now has a “Facebook” page, and encouraged Facebook members to have a look.

5) Members agreed to make the July meeting a “Graves Registration” meeting (see below).

7) Members were again encouraged to read and contribute material to the new Phelps Camp blog (

Fort Scott "Parade of the Soldier"

Several members of Phelps Camp assisted with “Good Old Days” at Fort Scott National Historic Site by presenting the “Parade of the American Soldier” program on June 5-6. Despite extremely hot weather, thousands of visitors came to the fort and thoroughly enjoyed the camp’s display. Camp members received many compliments for sharing their knowledge with park visitors. The City of Fort Scott made a sizeable donation to Phelps Camp for providing the program. A big “thank you” goes to camp members Greg Wait, Steve Weldon, Larry Toll, Gary Riley, David Coffman, Jeff Patrick, Kip Lindberg and Kirk Singleton for their efforts!

Next Meeting

The next meeting of Phelps Camp will be on Tuesday, July 6. We will meet at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield at 6 p.m. in order to carpool to Stone County. Our plan is to “read” several cemeteries in the Galena and Cape Fair areas. Please bring water. Clipboards, pens and forms will be furnished. If you prefer, you can meet us at the Galena Cemetery at 6:45.

The Galena Cemetery is located southwest of town. If approaching Galena from the west on MO 248, turn right on Blunk Road, then left on Cemetery Road.