DEPARTMENT ORDER # 1, 2021-2022

David Michael DuBrucq
509 Blueridge Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

DEPARTMENT ORDER # 1, 2021-2922

The preferred method of communication shall be by electronic mail.

  1. My sincere thanks to all Brothers who were in attendance at our 26th Annual Encampment in Murfreesboro. Special thanks to Department Secretary/Treasurer, Now Department Senior Vice Commander George A. Huttick for all the work he did to make things go as smoothly as possible.  Brother Huttick has been as Secretary/Treasurer and will continue to be as Department Senior Vice Commander a decided asset to this Department.
  1. It was my pleasure to award Brother Richard Holmes with the Charles Henry Engle Memorial Award of Appreciation for his work in locating and restoring Union soldier graves. Congratulations Brother Holmes!
  1. Congratulations to Department Senior Vice Commander George A. Huttick for being the recipient of the first annual Department Commander’s Award for his outstanding work as Department Secretary Treasurer.
  1. Congratulations are in order for our newly elected officers
    • Dept. Senior Vice Commander:  George A. Huttick PCC
    • Department Junior Vice Commander:  Chip Huffman CC
    • Secretary/Treasurer: Gary W. Moore
    • Asst Secretary/Treasurer: Scott Holmes
    • Department Council:
      • James W. “Bill” Heard PCC (1 yr.)
      • Gary Burke (2 yrs.)
      • George Lane (2 yrs.)
  1. Congratulations to our newly appointed officers
    • Patriotic Instructor:  Open (Volunteers for this office are being sought)
    • Chaplain:  Gary Burke
    • Graves Registration Officer: Richard Holmes
    • Historian: Clyde Getman PDC
    • Counselor: Ben Jones PDC
    • Eagle Scout Coordinator: George A. Huttick PCC
    • Civil War Memorials Officer:  Sam Gant PDC
    • Color Bearer: Tommy Phillips, PCC
    • Guard: Bill Heard, PCC
    • Guide/Registrar: Dan Girton
    • Signals Officer: George Andrew Huttick, PCC
  1. My most humble thanks to the Brothers of the Department of Tennessee for re-electing me as your Department of Tennessee Commander for the full term of 2021-2022. It will be my honor to serve you.
  1. Our primary emphasis for the 2021-2022 year will be on recovery from the pandemic and a return to in-person meetings whenever possible. This will include a return to public events in which our local camps can participate.  We will also double our efforts to increase membership, especially of younger members who will carry on our traditions.  Offer your services to local leaders by advising them you are ready and willing to serve the community.
  1. As we enter the new Department Year, the importance of the Camp Patriotic Instructors and the Department Patriotic Instructor cannot be over emphasized. Please do all you can to assist them in you Camp and Department.
  1. A new emphasis has been placed 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.
  1. For planning purposes, the 27th Annual Encampment of the Department of Tennessee is tentatively scheduled for April 2nd, 2022.
  1. All previous Department Orders shall remain in effect unless modified or rescinded.
  2. Brothers who are attending the National Encampment in St. Louis are reminded to submit their pre-registration to Brother Joe Hall:

So ordered this 30th day of April, 2021

David M. DuBrucq PCC
Department Commander
Department of Tennessee
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


Gary W Moore
Department Secretary-Treasurer
Department of Tennessee
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War