Department Encampment – Map

All, with the Department Encampment upon us.  We thought it would be a good idea to post a map/directions from the hotel to the Heritage Center.

There are many ways to get around Murfreesboro, but the route with the fewest turns is shown above.

Hotel: 1453 Silohill Lane, Murfreesboro, TN
Heritage Center: 225 West College St., Murfreesboro, TN

1. Depart Silohill Ln toward Medical Center Pkwy                                                             456 ft
2. Turn right onto Medical Center Pkwy Pass Thornton Oil on the left in 0.3 mi                 3.7 mi
3. Road name changes to W Lokey Ave                                                                             0.2 mi
4. Turn right onto N Maple St                                                                                             0.6 mi
5. Turn right onto W College S                                                                                           285 ft
6. Arrive at W College St

The last intersection is N Maple St If you reach N Walnut St , you’ve gone too far

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Department Encampment


Registration for the March, 2017 Department Encampment has been rather slow to date, please get it to Brother David DuBrucq as soon as possible.  Please note, those who pre-register will have a special gift waiting for them at the Murfreesboro meeting.


Michael Downs, Department Commander




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Encampment Information – UPDATE!

Encampment Information
Department of Tennessee

27 Jan 2017

  1. The Department Encampment will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017
  2. In Murfreesboro, Tennessee (the location of the 1862-63 Battle of Stones River)
    The Heritage Center, 225 West College Street, Murfreesboro TN
  3. Contact information:
    Dave DuBrucq (in Murfreesboro)
    H: 629-201-8487, C: 6155251589
    Michael Downs (in Knoxville)
    C: 574-210-9267
  4. Holiday Inn Murfreesboro
    1453 Silohill Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
    Booking info: a double queen is $119.00 a night, mention you are with the Sons of Union Veterans and use code UCV
  5. Nashville airport is the closest
  6. If you are flying in there probably WILL NOT be anyone available to pick you up, your best bet is to plan on renting a car (there is a shuttle from the airport that does stop in Murfreesboro)



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Department Encampment

Brothers of the Department of Tennessee in this issue of our Department Newsletter you will find the registration form for the upcoming annual encampment. This year it will be held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on March 4th from 9 AM to 3:30 PM, Central Standard Time. The host this year is The Army of the Tennessee Camp #64 with our special guest being the Senior Vice Commander of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Brother Mark Day. We will have a great deal of work to complete including a decision being made in regard to any name change for our department, determining what type of commitment, if any, we want to make in the matter of hosting a National Encampment and selecting officers for the forthcoming year. Also note that meals will be on your own but I have been assured that there are numerous restaurants in the vicinity.

Over the last two years I have had the honor to serve you as Department Commander and to see our hard work be rewarded with numerous recognitions at the National Encampments. I feel we are in a strong position to move forward with renewed energy by whoever you select as your new Department Commander. I have made many new friends and had the opportunity to work with some of the most outstanding people in our organization. Let’s keep up the good work

See you in Murfreesboro on March 4th!

Michael Downs, Commander
Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Need to Register for the Department Encampment?

Registration Form


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Passing of PNC Charles Kuhn

With respect to the passing of Past National Commander Charles Kuhn the Department of Tennessee and all of our camps will drape their charters and ribbons for a period of thirty days.


Michael Downs, Commander
Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi
Sons of Union veterans of the Civil War
December 16, 2016

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