1) Members discussed final arrangements for the commemorative ceremony for “Zagonyi’s Charge on October 22.
ZAGONYI'S CHARGE CEREMONY
About fifty people joined the members of Phelps Camp in commemorating Zagonyi's Charge. Phelps Camp wishes to thank the Springfield-Greene County Park Board for its cooperation in this important program. Additional photos are available in the gallery at the top of the page.
DAUGHTERS OF UNION VETERANS MARKER CEREMONY
On Friday, September 30, members of Mary Whitney Phelps Tent, Daughters of Union Veterans dedicated a new historical marker honoring the achievements of Mary Phelps in establishing an orphanage for the children of fallen Union soldiers in 1865. The event took place at Sunshine Elementary School, on the corner of Jefferson and Sunshine in Springfield. Greg Wait, Jeff Patrick and Gary Riley volunteered for the color guard, and a large crowd of spectators (and MANY students) turned out for the program and monument unveiling. The weather was perfect as the men of Phelps Camp presented the colors for the pledge of allegiance and fired a musket volley during the unveiling. Congratulations to the ladies of Phelps Tent for their successful efforts to honor Mary Phelps. Be sure to have a look at the beautiful marker if you’re in the area.
The November meeting of Phelps Camp will be held at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Visitor Center on Tuesday, November 1 at 7 p.m.
CAN DO! We just made a “run” to the recycling center, so now it’s time to rebuild our “stock.” Please bring your cans to the next meeting.