Category Archives: General Order

Department Order # 6, 2019-2020

   
HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Roger A. Tenney, Commander
4960 Reeder School Road
Greenbrier, TN 37073
ratenney@comcast.net
615-406-2697
DEPARTMENT ORDER # 6, 2019-2020

1. It is my sad duty to report the passing of Brother John Halsell of Army of Tennessee Camp #64 He was a charter member of the Camp. He died Thursday, 26 March 2020. He is survived by his wife, Irene and daughters.

2. He was an active member in his Camp. He participated in many events to highlight the American Civil War in Middle Tennessee.

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 for thirty days. Please keep Br. Halsell, his wife and family, his Camp, and community in your thoughts and prayers, he will be sincerely missed by all.

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 27th Day of March in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred forty-third, in the town of Greenbrier, State of Tennessee



By order of: ROGER A. TENNEY
Department Commander
Attest:
George A. Huttick
Department Secretary – Treasurer

Department Order 2019-2020 – 05

   
HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Roger A. Tenney, Commander
4960 Reeder School Road
Greenbrier, TN 37073
ratenney@comcast.net
615-406-2697
DEPARTMENT ORDER # 5, 2019-2020

As the Brothers of the Department should know by now, there is an outbreak of a novel virus (COVID-19} that is impacting our country. This is a highly contagious virus and has been shown to have significant health issues for people who are over the age of fifty years. It has been attributed to many deaths world-wide and within our nation.

There have been many precautions that have been suggested by health care professionals. Most significantly they are encouraging avoiding large gatherings, and to maintain social distancing. Also, they are suggesting limiting travel to areas where known cases exist. All of these measures are to limit the chance that someone comes in contact with a carrier of the virus, surface they have touched, and then contract the virus themselves.

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi, I am ordering the Department Encampment scheduled for 20-22 March 2020 to be postponed. This is being done out of concern for the health and welfare of our Brothers, our Camps, and the Department.

Brothers who made reservations at the hotel are responsible for cancelling their reservations.
The officers of the Department in conjunction with Fort Donelson Camp #62 will be working to set a new date for Encampment business. As this is a highly fluid situation, and there is no current forecast of when the pandemic will peak and subside in our nation, it is asked that the Brothers of the Department be patient as we attempt to solidify a new plan.

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 12th Day of February in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred forty-third, in the town of Greenbrier, State of Tennessee


By order of: ROGER A. TENNEY
Department Commander
Attest:
George A. Huttick
Department Secretary – Treasurer

Department Order 2019-2020 – 04

   
HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Roger A. Tenney, Commander
4960 Reeder School Road
Greenbrier, TN 37073
ratenney@comcast.net
615-406-2697
DEPARTMENT ORDER # 4, 2019-2020

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi,

The following are reminders for our upcoming Department Encampment:

  1. Our 25th Department Encampment will be held next month, March 20th-22nd, 2020, at the Fort Negley in Nashville, Tennessee. All Brothers are reminded that group rates for the hotel are good through March 6rh 2020, and that the Encampment Registration Form should be submitted to Scott Holmes, Treasurer, Fort Donelson Camp #62 as instructed in the previously issued Department Order # 3, 2019-2020.

  2. The order of business for the day:
      • 8:30 am Department Council Meeting
      • 8:30 am – 9:30 am – Meet and Greet
      • 9:30 am – 12:00 pm – Department Meeting
      • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
      • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Department Meeting

  3. As a Resolution has been proposed by Pvt. Richard Taylor, Camp 53, MG James H. Wilson, Camp 1 , MG John T. Croxton, Camp 17 to become a new Department, I am instructing the Department Secretary to post the Resolution to the Department website. Further, I am instructing that this resolution be sent to the known Camp Commanders and their officers for review and consideration by their Camps. As required by Chapter II Article I section 5 of the SUVCW C&R, this resolution requires a super majority vote by the Camps for the petition to create a new Department move forward. Unlike most actions of our Department, this vote will be taken by Camp representative and not the individual members of the Department Encampment. I am strongly encouraging all Camps to send at least one member in good standing to represent the will of the Camp on this matter. As there are nine Camps in the Department, we need the voice of every Camp in this matter, and at least six Camps in good standing in attendance and agreement to address the resolution

  4. Proposed changes to our Department By-Laws have been previously issued to all Camps in compliance with our existing by-laws. Many of these changes were acted upon during the 23rd Department Encampment yet that record was lost during some transitions. Additional changes are requested to address some of the struggles our Department has faced this year. I am instructing t the Department Secretary to post the proposed changes to the Department website. Further,I am instructing that this proposed changes be reissued to the known Camp Commanders and their officers for review and consideration by their Camps,.

  5. All reports of elected and appointed officers should be submitted to the Department Secretary with a copy to the Department Commander ON OR BEFORE March 7th 2020. Reports may be submitted electronically.

  6. All reports of Camps should be submitted to the Department Secretary with a copy to the Department Commander ON OR BEFORE March 7th 2020. Reports may be submitted electronically.
    1. The report shall include a current copy of the Camp roster indicating which brothers are in good standing
    2. I am instructing the Department Secretary to send copy of current Camp Rosters provide by the National Organization SUVCW to all known Camp Commanders and Camp Secretaries. ON OR BEFORE March 1st 2020.

The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 25th Day of February in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred forty-third, in the town of Greenbrier, State of Tennessee


By order of: ROGER A. TENNEY
Department Commander
Attest:
George A. Huttick
Department Secretary – Treasurer

ENCAMPMENT REGISTRATION FORM

Department Order 2019-2020 – 03

   
HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Roger A. Tenney, Commander
4960 Reeder School Road
Greenbrier, TN 37073
ratenney@comcast.net
615-406-2697
DEPARTMENT ORDER # 3, 2019-2020

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi,

1. The 25th Encampment of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will be held March 20th-22nd, 2020, at the Fort Negley in Nashville, Tennessee. A business meeting is scheduled for 9:00 am on Saturday, March 21, 2020, which will be conducted under Robert’s Rules of Order. The business session will follow the Order of Business for Department Encampments in the Ritual and Ceremonies, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Blue Book.

  1. The contact information for the hotel is as follows:

    Courtyard by Marriott – Nashville Brentwood
    103 East Park Drive
    Brentwood, TN 37027
    Phone: (615) 371-9200

  2. It is recommended that you reserve your room early and directly with the hotel, and to identify themselves as part of the SUVCW Department group staying at the Courtyard Nashville Brentwood, located at 103 East Park Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027 for our Group Rate of $109 plus tax per night. The deadline for the discount rate is Friday, March 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST.

  3. The encampment registration fee has been set at $25. Please be sure to submit your Encampment Registration Form along with your check payable to: “Fort Donelson Camp #62” by mail to:

    Scott W. Holmes – SUVCW
    1037 Whitehall Dr
    Franklin, TN 37069

  4. Lunch will be catered courtesy of Wendell Smith’s Restaurant [http://www.wendellsmithsrestaurant.net/]. Luncheon tickets will be $15 per person payable with your registration.

  5. Tours of Fort Negley and other Middle Tennessee Civil War Sites will be available at 4:00 PM CST on Friday, March 20th, dependent on Registrants level of interest as indicated on Registration Form.

  6. Any Questions or concerns can be addressed to:

    Chip Huffman, Commander, Fort Donelson Camp #62 Chip@Huffman-Rice.com (615) 337-8030


By order of: ROGER A. TENNEY
Department Commander
Attest:
George A. Huttick
Department Secretary – Treasurer

ENCAMPMENT REGISTRATION FORM

Department Order 2019-2020 – 02

   
HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Roger A. Tenney, Commander
4960 Reeder School Road
Greenbrier, TN 37073
ratenney@comcast.net
615-406-2697
DEPARTMENT ORDER # 2, 2019-2020

1. Due to the death of our Department Secretary, David McReynolds, I hereby am appointing Brother George Andrew Huttick as Secretary/Treasurer of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi. Brother Mike Downs is also appointed as co-Secretary/Treasurer.

2. These appointments are effective immediately and will remain in effect until our next election at our Department Encampment.


The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 21st Day of August in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred forty-third, in the city of Greenbrier, State of Tennessee.

By order of: ROGER A. TENNEY
Department Commander
Attest:
George A. Huttick
Department Secretary – Treasurer