The Department of Tennessee, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, governs all Camps in the states of Tennessee. Alabama and Mississippi. In turn, the Department is governed by its Department Encampment, which is subordinate to the National Organization.
Major William A. McTeer Camp No. 39, SUVCW will present the re-dedication of the Sultana memorial at the Mount Olive Cemetery on 3 May 2015 at 2 PM. This memorial was first dedicated on July 4, 1916 by descendents of survivors of the Sultana tragedy – 365 Tennessee Union veterans died among a total of more than 1,800 dead. We will have Norman Shaw, a renowned expert on the Sultana tragedy, provide a historical perspective and will have a full ceremony including a color guard, rifle salute and taps in accordance to the traditional GAR/SUVCW ceremony. Please refer to our newsletter for more information.
Mark your calendars for April 30 – May 3, 2015
Tennessee ends its five-year sesquicentennial Civil War commemoration in Knoxville with a four-day event that includes living history, speeches, tours, old-time baseball, a visits from notable guests including actor Ben Vereen and film director Ron Maxwell. The majority of the events are free and open to the public. For more info and a complete schedule visit: http://www.easttnhistory.org/bluegray
20th Departmental Encampment