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DEPARTMENT ORDER # 4, 2020-2021 – Veterans Day

HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE 
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
David Michael DuBrucq
509 Blueridge Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
sockettuem@att.net
615-525-1589
DEPARTMENT ORDER # 4, 2020-2021
  1. Wednesday, November 11, 2020 is Veterans Day. Originally called Armistice Day marking the end of the First World War, the name was Changed in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower to honor all Veterans who served   Camps are encouraged to participate in local Veteran’s Day programs in their respective communities.

  2. There are many Department of Tennessee Brothers who have served and sacrificed in the Armed Forces of the United States in both active and reserve components.

  3. All Brothers are strongly encouraged to fly the flag of the United States and, where possible, the POW MIA flag along with it. The Department of Tennessee, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, wishes to recognize the courage, service and sacrifice of our Military Veterans and to thank all who have served.

Ordered this 07th Day of November 2020.

By order of: David. Michael DuBrucq
Department Commander

Attest:
George Andrew Huttick
Department Secretary – Treasurer

DEPARTMENT ORDER # 3, 2020-2021 – Virtual Camp Meetings

HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE 
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
David Michael DuBrucq
509 Blueridge Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
sockettuem@att.net
615-525-1589
DEPARTMENT ORDER # 3, 2020-2021

1. Given the current Covid virus pandemic, It has been difficult for camps to meet in an in-person setting at their usual meeting places. The virus has surged again in several areas and the pandemic will likely continue until an effective vaccine has been developed.

2. For the protection of our Brothers in the Department of Tennessee, electronic meetings using media such as Zoom are authorized so long as the pandemic continues. This is in line with the National Organization’s policy.

3. This General Order does not prohibit in-person camp meetings. It is meant to give camps an option to use electronic means during the course of the pandemic and will remain in effect until rescinded by General order.
Ordered this 25th Day of October 2020.

By order of: David. Michael DuBrucq
Department Commander

Attest:
George Andrew Huttick
Department Secretary – Treasurer

Memories of Br. Shawn Atchley, PDC

SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE

Sultana Camp No. 1
Office of Chaplain

Clyde J. Getman, PDC
5922 Hickory Grove Lane
Bartlett, Tennessee 38134-5531
Department of Tennessee

 

Past Commander Shawn Atchley Called to Final Muster

Brother Shawn Ernest Atchley, of Waynesboro, Tennessee, passed quietly from this life on Wednesday, 26 August 2020, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.  Following medical evaluation he was admitted to Vanderbilt on 30 July where he was diagnosed with Coronavirus and died on Wednesday.  Shawn was born 5 October in Flint, Michigan and moved with his family to central Tennessee.  He is survived by his wife, Jane Wiley Atchley, his father, Ray Atchley, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, his brother Bill Atchley and wife Lisa, of Flushing, Michigan, and his sister Sandi Smith and her husband James Smith of Collingwood, Tennessee, and their children Steve, Connie and Stacey.

Shawn was a funeral director and was employed at Shackleford Funeral Home and at Discount Med Ware, both in Waynesboro.  He was a leader in Cub Pack 366 in Collingwood, Tennessee.

Brother Atchley traced his Civil War ancestry from his Great-great-great grandfather John Hayes, Jr., Co. E, 8th Tennessee Mounted Infantry.

Shawn joined the SUVCW and was a charter member of Farragut Camp 1, Selmer, Tennessee at their organizational meeting at the historic Ross House in Selmer in December 1995, and served in most of the offices until the camp closed in 2016. Upon the surrender of the camp charter he transferred to Sultana Camp 1, Memphis, Tennessee.  Shawn was a charter member at the organizational meeting of the Department of Tennessee in Jackson, Tennessee, 20 April 2016.  He served in each of the department offices and was elected Tenth Department Commander 20 January 2005.  Shawn was well liked and respected by all who knew him.  He called each of his colleagues a friend.

Respectfully submitted,

Clyde J. Getman

DEPARTMENT ORDER # 2, 2020-2021 – Passing of Br. Shawn Atchley, PDC

HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE 
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
David Michael DuBrucq
509 Blueridge Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
sockettuem@att.net
615-525-1589
DEPARTMENT ORDER # 2, 2020-2021

1. It is my sad duty to report the passing of Brother Shawn Ernest Atchley, Past Department Commander, a member of Sultana Camp #1. He died Thursday, 26 July 2020. He is survived by his wife, Jane.

2. Shawn was originally a member of Farragut Camp #6, Selmer TN and transferred to Sultana Camp #1 when the Farragut Camp ceased. He had been active in his Camps and Department and served as our Department Commander in 2005.

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. Atchley, his wife and family, his Camp, and community in your thoughts and prayers, he will be sincerely missed by all.

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

Ordered this 27th Day of August 2020.

By order of: David. Michael DuBrucq
Department Commander

Attest:
George Andrew Huttick
Department Secretary – Treasurer