Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Union Defender July 2012

1) Members discussed the upcoming Branson Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, November 11.
2) Camp Commander Wait reported on his visit to the Daughters of Union Veterans state convention, held in Springfield on June 2, 2012.
3) Jeff Patrick reported that he has been in contact with a lady in Kansas City, who asked if the camp would be interested in participating in a headstone dedication ceremony near Marshfield in September. The event will be coordinated with the DUV, and details will be forthcoming.

NEXT MEETING:  The July meeting of Phelps Camp will be held at the Kirk Singleton farm near Billings on Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. Please note that the meeting time and place have changed for the July meeting only! More details are attached.

DUES ARE DUE:  Dues are still $30 (the same as 2011). Please make your check or money order payable to “Phelps Camp No. 66, SUVCW” and mail to:

 John Rutherford
1329 S. Meadowview Ave.
Springfield, MO 65804

With many more 150th anniversary events on the horizon, we need the men of Phelps Camp to “re-enlist” and help the public remember those who fought and died to save the Union.

CIVIL WAR COMMEMORATIVE “CHALLENGE COINS” AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE:  Yes, we still have some! The camp has purchased several SUVCW “Challenge Coins” for resale. Two designs are available—one for the Civil War 150th anniversary and one for the Grand Army of the Republic anniversary. Check out the designs: These are priced to move at only $10 each! Jeff Patrick will have them available at upcoming meetings.

August 10: Battle of Wilson’s Creek 151st anniversary ceremony, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.

NEW ISSUE OF THE MISSOURI UNIONIST NOW AVAILABLE:   Check out the latest issue of the Department of Missouri’s newsletter at

CAN DO!  We made another successful “run” to the recycling center, so please bring your cans to the next meeting so that we can rebuild our stock.