WHAT HAPPENED AT THE MAY MEETING?
1) Camp Commander Wait reported that several members of Phelps Camp attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Union troops in Rolla. As part of the ceremony, members of Holmes Brigade marched to the historic Phelps County Courthouse, took down a Confederate First National flag and replaced it with the Stars and Stripes, exactly as it was done 150 years ago.
2) Members were reminded about the 150th anniversary ceremony in Carthage on Saturday, July 9.
BATTLE OF CARTHAGE CEREMONY
Phelps Camp member Steve Weldon invites all members of Phelps Camp and their families to come observe the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Carthage on Saturday, July 9 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Musket firing demonstrations will be conducted by members of Holmes Brigade throughout the day, and a formal commemorative ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. The preliminary sketches of the proposed German-American soldier memorial will be unveiled at that time as well. Phelps Camp members are encouraged to attend in comfortable clothes (it should be nice and cool!) and wear their SUV medals. The ceremony should last approximately one hour. All activities will be held in Central Park, 714 S. Garrison, directly across from the Carthage Public Library.
We extend our condolences to Phelps Camp member Michael Price, who recently lost his mother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michael and his family.
The July meeting will be held at the Visitor Center at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 7 p.m.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WILSON’S CREEK REENACTMENT
Phelps Camp will have a recruiting/sales table at the Wilson’s Creek reenactment on August 12-14. We need volunteers to man the table (ideally two per day), so if you’re available any time between Friday morning (the 12th) and Sunday afternoon (the 14th), please contact Jeff Patrick as soon as possible at 417-732-2662, ext. 226, or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Here’s the schedule to date:
Friday, Aug. 12—Todd Wilkinson
Saturday, Aug. 13, Noon to 5—Kirk Singleton and Richard Cochran
CAN DO! Are we still collecting aluminum cans? You bet we are! Bring a bag of cans to the next meeting. Aluminum sales help support our camp, so keep drinking!
July 9: Living history activities in Carthage, all day (ceremony at 10 a.m.)
August 6: Parade in downtown Republic, followed by living history programs
August 7: Ceremony in Clever to commemorate the skirmish at Dug SpringsAugust 10: Battle of Wilson’s Creek anniversary ceremony, 7 p.m.