WHAT HAPPENED AT THE MAY MEETING?
1) Jeff Patrick reported that a letter has been sent to the Community Foundation of Mountain Grove asking for assistance to restore the “Soldier’s Monument” there.
2) Members were reminded that the latest issue of the Missouri Unionist may be downloaded at http://www.suvcwmo.org.
3) Jeff Patrick reported that planning continues on the Zagonyi’s Charge program, scheduled for October 22.
4) Members enjoyed an excellent presentation by John Sutton on cavalry carbines of the Civil War, and were allowed to examine a number of reproduction carbines.
STEVE WELDON UPDATE
Camp member Steve Weldon, who lives in Joplin, reports that the Weldon family suffered some property damage but otherwise all are well. The thoughts and prayers of the members of Phelps Camp go out to all those in Joplin.
The June meeting will be held at the Visitor Center at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield on Tuesday, June 7, 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, 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 (email@example.com). 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!
June 18-19: Battle of Boonville reenactment
July 9: Living history activities in Carthage
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.