Saturday, November 27, 2010

Union Defender November 2010


1) Jeff Patrick reported that the headstones for the two graves in Kirksville have been set (see attached photo). We are now planning an official dedication ceremony for next April.

2) Members were again encouraged to read and contribute material to the Phelps Camp blog (
3) Herb Jackson reported that male living history volunteers are needed for the annual Candlelight Tour at Fort Scott National Historic Site on Friday and Saturday, December 3-4. If you are able to help, contact Galen Ewing at 620-223-0310.
4) Members were asked to think about a possible camp publishing project for the Wilson’s Creek 150th anniversary reenactment next August.
5) Members enjoyed the second of a two-part presentation on the history of the Grand Army of the Republic.


Camp members Greg Wait, Kip Lindberg and Jeff Patrick participated in ceremonies marking the 150th anniversary of the election of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. A crowd of approximately 300 people, led by living history “Wide Awake” Lincoln supporters, escorted Mr. Lincoln (Lincoln impersonator Fritz Klein) from the Old State Capital to the Lincoln Home, where Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln welcomed well-wishers.

The December meeting will be a dinner meeting. All members and spouses are encouraged to join us in fellowship at Ruby Tuesday’s in Republic (on Highway 60, across from Wal-Mart) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7. Please RSVP to Jeff Patrick by December 6, either by e-mail ( or by phone (732-2662, ext. 226).

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