Capt. Asa N. “Black Hawk ” Hays SUVCW #81 

I am pleased to announce that a group of current, past, and future Brothers have begun the process of forming a new Camp within our Department.

Effective today, permission has been granted for the Cpt. Asa Nelson “Blackhawk” Hays #81 Camp to begin organizing. The Camp will be located in Lexington TN, where there is a solid core of men and women descended from United States Army units.

My thanks to Br. Gary Wayne Moore for taking on the role of Camp Organizer.
As stated above, the wives of the men are also working with the TN ASUVCW Auxillary that is forming to ensure wives, daughters, etc. are partnered in this new Camp. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/525723022288663)

I encourage all Brothers to provide any support needed to help this Camp get chartered and on it’s feet!

Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,

George Andrew Huttick
Commander
Department of Tennessee
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Why is the website black?

Based on Department Order #4 and General Order #12, the website is draped in black to mourn the loss of two Brothers:

  • Br. Geoffrey Hintze, PDC – Deartment of Tennessee / Department of Alabama
  • Br. Andrew “Andy” M. Johnson, PCinC

These orders are in place for 30 days from 24 May 2022.

Department Order #4, 2022 – 2023

HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
George Andrew Huttick
57 Hwy 22S
Shiloh, TN 38376
deptcommander@suvcwdepttn.org
404.374.7442
DEPARTMENT ORDER # 4, 2022-2023

1. It is my sad duty to report the passing of Brother Geoffrey Crawford Hintze, Past Department Commander. He died Monday, 16 May 2022. He was a member of Private Richard Taylor Camp #53 which became part of the Department of Alabama several years ago.

2. Br. Geoff was our Secretary / Treasurer for most of our history serving in either one or both of those roles (2003, 2009-2018). Arguably this is the hardest and most understated function – and keeps our order moving. He was our Department Commander in 2006 and 2007. He also held every other elected role within the Department. For many years, he was our Department Historian. Few have served our Department and order with such commitment.

3. With the passing of our very good friend and beloved brother, I order the Department Charter, all Camp Charters and Membership Badges to be draped in black. Please keep Br. Hintze’s family and friends, his Camp, and community in your prayers and thoughts. He will be sincerely missed by all.

4. This order shall remain in effect for thirty days.

Ordered this 24th day of May.

In Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,

George Andrew Huttick
Department Commander
Department of Tennessee
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Attest:
Gary W. Moore
Secretary/Treasurer
Department of Tennessee
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
George Andrew Huttick
57 Hwy 22S
Shiloh, TN 38376
deptcommander@suvcwdepttn.org
404.374.7442

SPECIAL ORDER # 1, 2022-2023

Camp Secretaries, Treasurers, and Commanders,

An item that needs some attention and correction. Camp Status Report – Form 30 is the Swiss Army knife of our organization. Among other things, this form helps Brothers get their Banner on time! It also helps It changes the status of a Brother for:

  • New Brother / Reinstated Brother / Transfers In / Out
  • Primary Camp / Dual Camp
  • Change of Status (e.g. Associate to Member, Junior to Member, etc).
  • Discharges (e.g. Honorable, Dishonorable, Discharge)
  • Death
  • Members with changed status (Active duty / Veteran, ROTC, BSA Eagle Scout)
  • Changes of Address, Phone, etc.

Other forms may accompany this Form, but this is the main one. It is due to the Department Secretary / Treasurer by the 15th of every month. If a Brother’s status changes, the Form 30 goes to the Department, and then it goes to National.

Page 2 of the form shows how to do the math if fees are due. Department dues are $5 and not pro-rated.

Please make these forms a priority. Too often these are turned in at the end of the year, and a Brother has not been recorded by National with the privileges of a Brother for months. I think we can agree that this is disrespectful.

In Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,


George Andrew Huttick
Department Commander
Department of Tennessee
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Attest:
Gary W Moore
Department Secretary-Treasurer
Department of Tennessee
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Department Order #3, 2022 – 2023

HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
George Andrew Huttick
57 Hwy 22S
Shiloh, TN 38376
deptcommander@suvcwdepttn.org
404.374.7442
DEPARTMENT ORDER # 3, 2022-2023

Brothers and Gentlemen of the Department,

I am saddened to issue this Department Order.

1. I have been informed by Br Richard Holmes, CC of Maj. William Anderson McTeer Camp #39, Department of Tennessee, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War that the Camp has decided to cease functioning.

2. With this decision, I order the following:

a. Sr. Vice Commander, Chip Huffman, CC, work with the leadership of the Camp to
surrender all assets and have those assets transferred to the National Organization.

i. This is including the Camp Charter,
ii. Financial Assets,
iii. Other tangible assets

b. Sr. Vice Commander, Chip Huffman, CC, also gain control of any existing electronic
assets

i. Examples: websites, Facebook accounts, etc.

c. Sr. Vice Commander, Chip Huffman, CC, hold in trust any awards or assets that
belong to the Department, that may currently be in the Camp’s possession.

i. Examples: Awards, Files, etc.

d. Jr. Vice Commander, Richard “Skip” Rexroade work with the Brothers of the retiring
Camp to find them homes in our existing Camps.

i. I would ask the Commanders and Brothers of Missionary Ridge Camp #63
and Army of Tennessee Camp #64 to extend fraternal relations to these
Brothers, as those Camps are the most likely locations.
ii. That the Department Secretary / Treasurer, Gary Moore, CC and Camp
Secretary / Treasurers assist with the creating of Form 4’s, 6’s, and 30’s as
necessary to help retain these Brothers in the Order. We need to make sure
paperwork does not lose us a Brother!

3. The loss of a Camp within our Department is a loss for all of us. The Order grows with us having healthy Camps with healthy leadership and active members. It takes all of us to join together to make our Camps and Department work and thrive.

So ordered this 9th day of May, 2022


George Andrew Huttick
Department Commander
Department of Tennessee
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Attest:
Gary W. Moore
Secretary/Treasurer
Department of Tennessee
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War