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George W. Anderson No. 58
DeWitt, Michigan

 

SUVCW ArmsCorrespondence:

 

Commander Ray Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officers:

Commander: Ray Lake
Senior Vice Commander: Douglas Armstrong
Junior Vice Commander: Gordon F. McGarey
Secretary/Treasurer: Mark Pangburn
   

NEW! - "Although having 501(c) (4) Tax Exempt Status. “Donations to the Department of Michigan - Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, its Camps, or Sons of Veterans Reserve Units operating within the Department of Michigan, Are Not Tax Deductible.”

About the George W. Anderson Camp No. 58

GWA RibbonThe George W. Anderson Camp No. 58 of the Department of Michigan, SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR (SUVCW) is named in honor of the first GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC (G.A.R.) Post established in Clinton County, Michigan. The George W. Anderson Post 58 was organized on April 25, 1882. Geo. W. Anderson was a DeWitt resident who served in the 23rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry. He was taken prisoner at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee in December of 1863. Private Anderson was held at Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died of starvation on June 27, 1864. He rests in grave No. 2546 of the National Cemetery there. Post No. 58 had over 90 members throughout its history and was the very spirit of patriotism for over 25 years. The declining health and number of its members led those few left, to disband Post No. 58 in 1909.

The current George W. Anderson Camp No. 58, SUVCW., was chartered on July 17, 1995. Serving greater Clinton County, the Camp meets on he 3rd Monday of January, March, May, July and November, and the 4th Monday of September. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the DeWitt V.F.W. Post No. 671 on U.S. - 27, just South of Dill Road. Anyone with an interest in our American Civil War heritage is welcome to attend.
Camp No. 58 preserves and promotes the memory and traditions of the G.A.R., with cooperation of other veterans' organizations, to: identify and mark graves of Civil War soldiers and sailors buried in Clinton County; participate in Memorial Day (Decoration Day) Parades and Ceremonies across the county; restore and maintain veterans' monuments & memorials.
The George W. Anderson Camp No. 58 offers Member, Associate, and Junior memberships in the SUVCW. For more information please e-mail Secretary/ Treasurer Mark Pangburn. Thank you for your interest.

Members of the George W. Anderson G.A.R. Post, DeWitt, posing with members of the Allied Orders in front of the Post Hall on West Main Street in DeWitt. The reason for the inverted colors is not known, and we welcome suggestions as to why it might have been so displayed. In protest? As a gesture of solidarity for a national emergency? (For a more detailed version of this picture, click here.)

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