The Major William A. McTeer Camp No. 39 of the SUVCW will be participating at the Battle of Blountville Re-enactment with a table and tent. The re-enactment will be Oct. 10-12, 2014 at the Old Hawley Farm, 1173 Hawley Road, Blountville, TN. There is a website for the event at http://www.battleofblountville.com/reenactment.htm. Camp Commander Lane has called for volunteers to help man the tent and table on Saturday and Sunday. This event should be a great opportunity for our camp to introduce the SUVCW to potential members in upper East Tennessee. We look forward to as many camp members participating as possible.
Brothers of McTeer Camp,
Commander Lane has asked me to let everyone know that the Sultana event planned for May will need to be postponed due to the unexpected
illnesses of Brothers Wallace and Downs, who were leading the planning effort. We pray for their speedy recovery. When a new date is known, it will be communicated
to the membership.
In Fraternity, Loyalty and Charity,
McTeer Camp No. 39 and Dept. of Tennessee
Photos from the 18th Departmental Encampment
18th DEPARTMENT ENCAMPMENT
23 March 2013
Registration begins at 9 a.m.; Meeting begins at 10: a.m. (suggested
Sheraton Read House Hotel
827 Broad Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
Lunch: Porter’s Steakhouse (in the hotel)
After business meeting, carpool to:
a. Cravens House on historic Lookout Mountain (free)
b. Point Park at Lookout Mountain Battlefield ($3)
Our special guests will be SUVCW Commander-in-Chief Perley Mellor, and his wife Diane (who currently serves the Auxiliary to the SUVCW as National Council and Massachusetts Department President).
Reservations may be made at: www.sheratonreadhouse.com/
Parking: Valet (day-$12; overnight-$15)
Public Transit: Free Downtown Electric Shuttle operated by CARTA
Members of the Department at National Encampment!
The 131st Encampment of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War has been completed. Representing the Department of Tennessee were Past Department Commanders Charles Engle, Jr., Douglas Fidler and Geoffrey Hintze.
Perley E. Mellor of the Department of Massachusetts was elected Commander-in-Chief, Ken L. Freshley of the Department of Ohio was elected Senior Vice Commander-in- Chief and Tad D Campbell of the Department of California & Pacific was elected Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief. These elections were uncontested. In a contested election, Steve Hammond of the Department of Chesapeake and Don Shaw of
the Department of Michigan were elected to the Council of Administration.
Two Tennessee Brothers were given Awards – Charles Engle, Jr. and Douglas Fidler. Brother Engle was awarded for his contributions to the Charitable Foundation in which he exceeded the Sentinel level. Brother Fidler received two awards. For the fourth year in a row, he received the Aide de Camp award for recruiting new members. Brother Fidler
also received a Meritorious Service Award from Commander-in-Chief Palmer.
The next Encampment will be hosted by the Department of Wisconsin and will be in Milwaukee, Wis. The 2014 Encampment will tentatively be in Atlanta. This is pending on signing the hotel contract.
(text courtesy of Geoffrey Hintze, PDC, Secretary/Treasurer Department of Tennessee)
Civil War Reenactment
Burning of the Perry County Courthouse
May 12, 2012
Dedicated to the Memory of
the Late Br. Bill Heyd
The Department of Tennessee, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, governs all Camps in the states of Tennessee and Alabama. In turn, the Department is governed by its Department Encampment, which is subordinate to the National Organization.
2012 – 2013 Officers
Craig Taylor Brown, Commander
Roger A. Tenney, Sr. Vice Commander
Douglas K. Fidler, PDC, Jr. Vice Commander
Geoffrey C. Hintze, PDC, Secretary / Treasurer
Charles H. Engle, Jr., PDC, Council
Samuel C. Gant, PDC, Council
Douglas K. Fidler, PDC, Council
George A. Huttick, Patriotic Instructor
Clyde J. Getman, PDC, Chaplain
Douglas K. Fidler, PDC, Graves Registration Officer
Geoffrey C. Hintze, PDC, Historian
Craig Taylor Brown, Civil War Memorials Officer
Douglas K. Fidler, PDC,
Eagle Scout Coordinator
George A. Huttick, Signals Officer
Nicholas Lee Knight, Guide
The Department of Tennessee/Alabama
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
16th Annual Department Encampment
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Fort Negley Park, Nashville, TN
Located off I-65 just south of downtown between 4th Ave. South and 8th Ave. South on Edgehill Ave/Chestnut Ave.
Take Exit 81, Wedgewood Ave., off I-65 and follow the signs to the Science Museum.
Schedule of Events
~Fort Negley Visitors Center~
10:00 a.m. – Department Council
10:30 a.m. – Department Encampment Begins
12:00 Noon – Lunch on
own at Cracker Barrel Restaurant NW corner I-65 and Harding Place
1:30 p.m. – Encampment Resumes as required until 3: p.m.
3:00 p.m. – Guided Tour of Fort Negley
4:00 p.m. – “The Fall of Nashville” film viewing
6:00 p.m. – Arrival for Encampment Dinner
6:15 p.m. – Opening remarks
6:30 p.m. – Dinner
7:00 p.m. – “A Civil War Journey: An Observance through Words and Song”
Red Roof Inn
4271 Sidco Drive
Experiential Education Courses – January Term 2010
Learning by experience is valued by the Maryville College community, and January Term, or “J-Term” as it is more commonly known, helps guarantee that students are given opportunities for up-close, hands-on experience and reflection.
Classes during this three-week academic session occur between the fall and spring semesters and typically begin on the Monday following New Year’s Day. Since the length of the term is compressed, classes are longer and more frequent (generally between 9 a.m. and noon each day) for more intense and concentrated study.
A variety of courses are open to them. Civil War and Reconstruction is one
The Civil War and Reconstruction in Tennessee with Dr. Aaron Astor
The course introduces students to the complex experience of Tennessee during the Civil War and Reconstruction era. Tennessee was a divided state in a divided union. Important battles took place in major places, but most of the contest occurred on less iconic ground – often in family homes divided by war and ideology. The three week course includes one week of extensive travel to museums and historic sites throughout the state in
an exploration of the social and political context of Tennessee in the 1860′s.