Department Order 2018-2019 – 05

HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Ben Block Jones II, PCC
246 Highland Place Dr.
Jackson, MS 39211-5909
(601) 927-8479
bejonesii@bellsouth.net

DEPARTMENT ORDER #5, 2018-2019

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama
and Mississippi, I hereby issue this order.

1. The 24th Encampment of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will be held February 15-16th, 2019, at the Tennessee Genealogical Society in Germantown, Tennessee. During the Encampment, the Department
intends to present several awards. In accordance with the bylaws:

a. The Corporal William H. Bell Membership Award recognizes that Camp within the Department of Tennessee that initiates the most new Brothers during the twelve (12) months preceding the Department Encampment.
b. Private Henry Hoover Membership Award recognizes that Camp within the Department of Tennessee that demonstrates the largest percentage of growth during the twelve (12) months preceding the Department Encampment.
c. I hereby appoint Sam Gant, PDC, of Fort Donelson Camp No. 62, Camp Commander Dr. John L. “Jack” Dwyer, Ph.D., of MG James H. Wilson Camp No. 1, and Dr. Douglas K. Fidler, Ph.D., PDC, of MAJ William A. McTeer Camp No. 39–fine Brothers all–to a special panel charged to award the Department of Tennessee Certificate of Appreciation. This award recognizes that individual or entity who, in the judgment of a three-member panel, has through his/her actions, words, and/or deeds significantly contributed to the furtherance of the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic within the Boundaries of the Department of Tennessee. Recommendations for possible
recipients of said award shall be submitted, along with a one-page description of the contribution made, to the Department Secretary no later than two (2) months prior to the annual Department Encampment, that is no later than December 14, 2018. Recommendations may be made via electronic mail to the Secretary with a copy to each member of panel. The panel shall award no more than three certificates as so charged.
d. As Commander, I will accept recommendations for the Doctor Mary Edwards Walker Award from Past Camp Commanders and Past Department Commanders. This award recognizes a female member of one of the Allied Orders in recognition of and appreciation for her outstanding service to the SUVCW. Recommendations may be made via electronic mail and, again, no recommendations will be submitted no later than December 14, 2018.
e. With the input from the current Camp Commanders and Department Officers, I will accept nominations for four more awards: Most Outstanding Camp, Most Outstanding Brother, Most Outstanding Newsletter and Most Outstanding Web Presence. Recommendations may be made via electronic mail and, once more, no recommendations will be submitted no later than December 14, 2018.

SO ORDERED on this, the 6th day of November 2018
In Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty,
/s/ Ben Block Jones II, Commander

Department Order 2018-2019 – 04

HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Ben Block Jones II, PCC
246 Highland Place Dr.
Jackson, MS 39211-5909
(601) 927-8479
bejonesii@bellsouth.net

DEPARTMENT ORDER #4, 2018-2019

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi,
1. The 24th Encampment of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will be held February 15-16th, 2019, at the Tennessee Genealogical Society in Germantown, Tennessee. A business meeting is scheduled for 9:00 am
on Saturday, February 16, 2019, 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.
a. The contact information for the hotel is as follows:

Courtyard by Marriott, Memphis-Collierville,
4640 Merchants Park Circle
Collierville, TN 38107
Phone: (901) 850-9390

b. It is recommended that you reserve your room early and directly with the hotel using the Special Code “SUVS” for our Group Rate of $109 plus tax per night. The deadline for the discount rate is January 16, 2019.
c. The encampment registration fee has been set at $10 with registrations after January 1 being charged $20. Please be sure to submit your Encampment Registration Form along with your check payable to: “Sultana Camp No. 1” by mail to:

Clyde J. Getman, PDC
5922 Hickory Grove Lane
Bartlett, TN 38134-5531

d. Lunch with be catered courtesy of Germantown Commissary [www.commissarybbq.com]. Luncheon tickets will be $14 per person payable with your registration.
e. Following our meeting, a memorial service will be held.

SO ORDERED on this, the 25th day of October 2018
In Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty,
/s/ Ben Block Jones II, Commander

 

REGISTRATION FORM!!

Department Order 2018-2019 – 03

HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Ben Block Jones II, PCC
246 Highland Place Dr.
Jackson, MS 39211-5909
(601) 927-8479
bejonesii@bellsouth.net

DEPARTMENT ORDER #3, 2018-2019

1. I hereby recognize Sunday, November 11, 2018, as being Veterans Day and request that all Brothers and Camps in the Department celebrate this day with honor and respect to all serving military and veterans of the United States.
2. As Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, we join together in giving honor to all who have faithfully served our country in any war. We seek out, care for and mark the graves and memorials of Civil War veterans. May this day act as a reminder that we shall never forget and always shall honor the service of our veterans in all of the armed forces of the United States of America. In the words of President Lincoln:
“To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan” embody our nation’s obligation to do today, for our veterans, what must be done on every Veterans Day. We must always remember and never forget their service to our country.
3. I hereby request that all Brothers and Camps in the Department participate in commemorations, memorials, parades, services and events held for all veterans in your community. Honor a veteran and thank a veteran.
4. The Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi salutes all veterans who have served, or are currently serving, in the military and commend them for their service and their sacrifice for the good of our nation especially salute those service members and veterans of our
Allied Orders. Your service and sacrifice shall never be forgotten.

SO ORDERED on this, the 25th day of October 2018
In Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty,
/s/ Ben Block Jones II, Commander

Department Order 2018-2019 – 02

HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Ben Block Jones II, PCC
246 Highland Place Dr.
Jackson, MS 39211-5909
(601) 927-8479
bejonesii@bellsouth.net

DEPARTMENT ORDER #2, 2018-2019

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi, I hereby issue this order.
1. The first Decoration Day was inaugurated by General Logan through Order No. 11, issued on May 5, 1868. In that order he stated that May 30 would be the appointed day to honor our “comrades who died in defense of their country.” That date became the traditional date for Decoration Day and, as we now knows it, Memorial Day.
2. This year we will mark the 150th Anniversary of General Order No. 11 and the first Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in 1868.
3. Camps and Brothers are therefore urged to celebrate this momentous occasion and take part in any services on the traditional Memorial Day, Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
4. Participation in events and remembrances on the designated Federal holiday (Monday, May 28, 2015) and during the entire period known as Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 through May 28, is also strongly encouraged.
5. In the words of General Logan: “Let us, then, at the time appointed gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with the choicest flowers of springtime; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor. . .”

SO ORDERED on this, the 22nd day of May, 2018
In Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty,
/s/ Ben Block Jones II, Commander

Department Order 2018-01

HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Ben Block Jones II, PCC
246 Highland Place Dr.
Jackson, MS 39211-5909
(601) 927-8479
bejonesii@bellsouth.net

DEPARTMENT ORDER #1, 2018-2019

1. I wish to thank all the brothers who attended the 23th Annual Department Encampment, Past
Department Commander David McReynolds for his leadership during his tenure,
representatives of McTeer Camp No. 39 and the Allied Orders for their support and all other
elected and appointed officers for our organization’s continued success. As your duly elected
and installed Commander, it is a great honor but I am aware and appreciate the solemn
responsibilities that are now placed upon my shoulders. I stand ready to face our challenges
always guided by our core principles of Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty and consistent with our
duty to perpetuate the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic and of the men who saved
the Union from 1861 to 1865. With this in mind, I would like to recognize my direct ancestors
who fought for the Union:

James William Dibrell Jones (Great-Grandfather)
Pvt., 111th Ill. Vol. Inf. Regt.; Brevet Comm. Sgt, U.S. Marine Hospital, Paducah, KY
Ira B. Vangilder (2x Great-Grandfather)
Pvt., 23rd N.Y. Vol. Inf. Regt.; Hospital Steward, Co. A, 1st D. C. Cavalry
Died November 11, 1864, Florence Prison, South Carolina.

2. The headquarters of the Department is transferred to my home address as stated above.
You can reach me either by e-mail or cell phone (also above). Electronic communications are
the preferred method of correspondence.
3. Appointments of Department officers and members to Department committees will be posted
on the Department’s websites. Many thanks to Signals Officer Bro. George A. Huttick, incoming
Department Secretary-Treasurer Bro. Craig Taylor Brown, PDC, and Bro. Geoffrey Hintze,
PDC, for invaluable contributions and urge all Camps to offer their assistance. Congratulation
to Bro. David Michael Du Brucq, CC, of the Army of Tennessee Camp No. 64 and Fort
Donelson Camp No. 62 on his election as Department Junior Vice-Commander.
4. Direct financial and other correspondences for the Department should be directed to the
Department Secretary/Treasurer Craig Taylor Brown, 221 Glascock St., Alcoa, TN 37701,
Telephone: (865) 250-8090, E-mail: c37801@gmail.com
5. I ask all Camps within the Department of Tennessee to please inform the Department
Secretary/Treasurer of all address changes within 30 days of any known changes and of all
deceased members as known.
6. The Encampment voted favorably on several changes to the Department By-Laws. The
revised By-Laws will be posted soon. Camps are also reminded of General Order No. 18,
Series 2017-2018, dated 6 February 2018, regarding the amendment of Camp By-Laws as we
continue to seek tax-exemption under IRC Section 501(c)(3). Camps must be compliant by 31
May 2019.
7. The Department Special Committee on National Encampment will remain in place to serve
the Department charged with planning and organizing a National Encampment with the
Department as host.
8. The 24th Annual Department Encampment will be held in Memphis, Tennessee, and hosted
by the Sultana Camp No. 1. More details will become available as plans are finalized.
9. Department Order 2017-2018 – 02 ordering a period of thirty-days mourning for Brother
Charles Yates, PDC will continue in full force and effect.
10. Our sincerest condolences to the family of Department Senior Vice-Commander Roger A.
Tenney, CC, on the loss of his mother. May He bless and comfort their family during this time of
grief.
11. Although we have reached a significant milestone of 200 members under PDC
McReynolds’ leadership, I encourage all camps to reach out to past members of the Order.
Membership is our life blood. We must all work together to attract new members and
encourage the participation of our current members. Without retention and new members, no
organization can longer endure. I challenge all Camps to re-enlist at least three members who
have lapsed in dues over the past years. Discover their interests so we can keep them as
active members.

SO ORDERED on this, the 9th day of April 2018
In Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty,
/s/ Ben Block Jones II, Commander

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