Category Archives: Uncategorized

Department Order #2, 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 # 2, 2022-2023

Brothers and Gentlemen of the Department,

I would like to congratulate the following Brothers on the Department Awards issued at the 27th Annual Department Encampment.

  1. Mike Downs, PDC. Department Commander Award

    For his willingness to serve the Department of Tennessee and for his advice and support of the Department Commander and his dedicated commitment to our Order.  For Mike’s dedication to the Order and his efforts to support both the National Order and the Department after the passing of Br. McReynolds.  Without his support, we would have been delayed longer in getting our affairs back in order. 

  2. Darrell Ball, Department of Tennessee Brother of the Year

    For his diligent efforts in locating Union graves in the Department of Tennessee and for his participation and support of Civil War observances throughout the Department.

  3. Commendations
    1. Clyde Getman, PDC
    2. Gary Burke

So ordered this 5th day of April, 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

Department Order #1, 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 # 1, 2022-2023

Brothers and Gentlemen of the Department,

  1. My sincere thanks to all Brothers who were in attendance at our 27th Annual Encampment in Murfreesboro.  I am honored to serve as your Department Commander.

  2. Congratulations are in order for our newly elected officers
        • David M. DuBrucq, PDC (2 yr.)
        • Dan Griton (2 yrs.)
        • Gary Burke (1 yr)
  1. Congratulations to our newly appointed officers
    • Guide/Registrar: Mark Kemp, PCC
  1. Additional appointments may occur in the following days. It is my intent to focus on the
    core roles of our Department and Camps as it is clear we need to build depth of roster.

  1. As discussed at Encampment, my focus as Department Commander will be growing our leadership.  We are a bottom-up organization, Camps are the heart of our organization.  That being said, National and Department have a responsibility to help train and coach downward.  My expectation is that all Department Officers will reach out to their Camp counterparts and provide coaching and help.  Follow the principle:
  • Just do it. If you aren’t absolutely sure what you’re supposed to be doing, just ask.

One great resource for your role is the National website.  Another is to reach up to your National counterpart and ask for help and guidance.

If you are a Department Officer, and the Camp does not have a person in your role. Assist the camp in the work!

It appears that we will be down 2 Camps in the past two years.  With their losses, as well as cleaning up the roles we are down 40% in membership.  We need to turn this trend.

  1. There remains emphasis on the timely submission of reports by the National Organization. Camps, like Departments may be suspended for failure to submit required reports in a timely fashion.  Camp Commanders are asked to work with their Camp Secretaries to assure completion and submission of required documents.  With changes made to the C&R last year, Department Commanders and Department Secretaries are punished for reports not being submitted in a timely fashion.  This will force our hand to act on late reports.

  2. For planning purposes, the 28th Annual Encampment of the Department of Tennessee is tentatively set for mid-March 2023.  Desired location is Shiloh Tennessee.  Selection is not based on my residence, yet on a wish to go somewhere new and different and to get a larger attendance.

  3. All previous Department Orders shall remain in effect unless modified or rescinded.

  4. Brothers who are attending the National Encampment in Grand Rapids MI are reminded to submit their pre-registration. https://www.suvcwmi.org/2022NatEncampment/2022Encampment.php

  5. My contact information is in the letterhead. Email is the preferred contact method, especially during business hours.  Phone is appropriate for emergency.

So ordered this 5th day of April, 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

 

DEPARTMENT ENCAMPMENT! DEPARTMENT ORDER # 6, 2021-2022

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
Email: davedubrucq@gmail.com

DEPARTMENT ORDER # 6, 2021-2922

  1. The 27th Annual Encampment of the Department of Tennessee, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, will be conducted on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, at the MTSU Heritage Center, 225 West College Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The Encampment will begin promptly at 9:00AM.

  2. SVR Members are encouraged to wear Federal Uniform to the Encampment.
  3. This year’s registration fee will be $30.00 and should be submitted by March 25, 2022. Make checks payable to Army of the Tennessee Camp 64 and send to David M, DuBrucq, 509 Blueridge Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129-7838.
  1. Hotel accommodations will be at the Holiday Inn, 1453 Silohill Ln, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. The rate is $169.00 which includes breakfast.  Call 615-750-5300 for reservations using code: Sons of Union Veterans.
  1. Several nearby restaurants are within walking distance of the Heritage Center for lunch.
  1. Camp Commanders are reminded that Camp Annual Reports are due by 25th March 2022. You may submit these reports electronically to the Department Commander at davedubrucq@gmail.com.
  1. The Nominating committee has recommended the following to serve as officers for the 2022-2023 term: Department Commander:  George A. Huttick PCC, Senior Vice Commander:  Chip Huffman CC,  Junior Vice Commander:  Open, nominations from the floor,  Secretary/Treasurer:  Gary W. Moore,  Asst Secretary Treasurer:  Scott Holmes,  Camp Council:  David DuBrucq PDC as Immediate Past Commander.  If you are interested in Department Office, contact the Department Commander.
  1. Registration Form is attached to this General Order for your convenience.
  1. So 0rdered the 2nd of March 2022

Registration Form

David M. DuBrucq

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

DEPARTMENT ORDER # 5, 2021-2022

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
Email: davedubrucq@gmail.com

DEPARTMENT ORDER # 5, 2021-2922

2 January 2022

1. It is with sincere regret that I must report to you the death of Real Son and Life Member John Wilson Oliver, Jr. who passed away on November 21st, 2021, at the age of 96 years.

2. Brother Oliver was a member of the Major William McTeer Camp 39 of the Department of Tennessee. Brother Oliver was a resident of Morristown, Tennessee at the time of his passing.

3. Brother Oliver was the son of John Oliver Wilson Sr, Private, Company F, 4th Tennessee Infantry which was later reorganized as the 1st Tennessee Cavalry. The Unit was engaged most notably in the Battles of Franklin and Nashville and the pursuit of General John Bell Hood. Private Oliver was discharged on August 2nd, 1865.

4. Brother Oliver was an honored guest at the re-interment service and graveside ceremonies of the Battle of Franklin unknown soldier in October of 2009.

5. The Department of Tennessee extends to the family and friends, as well as to the members of Major William McTeer Camp 39, our most sincere condolences.

6. In Remembrance of Real Son and Brother John Oliver Jr. the Department Charter, All Camp Charters shall be draped in black and a black mourning ribbon will be attached to membership badges.

7. This order shall remain in effect until January 31st, 2022

Ordered this 2nd Day of January, 2022

David M. DuBrucq

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

DEPARTMENT ORDER # 4, 2021-2022

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
Email: davedubrucq@gmail.com

DEPARTMENT ORDER # 4, 2021-2922

1. In accordance with the regulations of the Sons of Union Veterans and the Department of Tennessee, Notice is hereby given of the 27th Annual Department Encampment.

2. The Encampment shall be held on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at the MTSU Heritage Center of Murfreesboro, 225 West College Street, Murfreesboro Tennessee.

3. Registration will open at 8:30 AM and the Encampment will start promptly at 9:00 AM.

4. All Interested parties are asked to make note of and save the date and time.

5. Announcements will be made as to hotel accommodations, National Officer attendance and other pertinent details not later than 15 February, 2022.

So ordered this 9th day of December, 2021


David M. DuBrucq
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