Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

PVT. LUCIUS L. MITCHELL CAMP 4

St. Cloud, Florida


Preserving the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic

CAMP 4    |    MEETING NOTICE    |    GAR
Announcement: At the November Camp meeting it was voted and approved to go back to the schedule of meeting that we had done before, the loss of contact for six months was not productive.

Meeting Schedule

  • January 6th 2018
  • March 3rd, 2018
  • May 5th, 2018
  • May 4-6, 2018*
  • May 18-20, 2018**
  • July 1st, 2018
  • July 5-8, 2018***
  • September 1st, 2018
  • November 3rd, 2018

*May 4-6, 2018

Federal Garrison of Fort Clinch 
Fernandina Beach, Florida
This event is sponsored by the Ft. Clinch State Park CSO. Union Soldier, Sailor, and Marine reenactors are needed for first person interpretation of Fort Clinch and the Army camps around Fernandina in May of 1864. Military activities will include guard duty, drill, firing demonstrations, and mail call. Barracks accommodations will be available as well as period camping outside the fort. NO FEMALES WILL BE ALLOWD IN THE SOLDIER BARRACKS ADULTS OR CHILDREN. There are five beds available first come first serve in the hospital for females. Reenactors MUST be in proper uniform (kepi or forage cap, sack coat, trousers, and brogans). Please see the living history manual. Rank structure for the company (officers and NCO’s) is by appointment only. Civilian impressions are also encouraged as townspeople of Fernandina or refugees from Jacksonville. Special impressions must be pre-approved by the event coordinators. Meals will be breakfast and lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday morning. There will be a candlelight tour for spectators after dark on Saturday. Please RSVP to assist us in planning for the event. 
LOCATION/DIRECTIONS:
2601 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Out of State
**May 18-20, 2018

Battle of Resaca, Georgia
Please help everyone have a great event by pre-registering. Registration prior to May 1st is $10. You can start arriving as early as noon on Thursday. Friday is School Day. Saturday has a Reenactor blanket sale at the Social Fly. Ladies Tea at 11:30. Sunday church services and period baseball game. 11:30 sees a cavalry competition. Battle Reenactment at 2 on both days. Usual amenities will be available to all reenactors.
LOCATION/DIRECTIONS: 
(N34°36.8298, W084°56.5698) Chitwood Farms, Chitwood Rd NE, Resaca, GA 30735 - I-75/Exit 320. Drive east approximately 3/10 mile to US Hwy 41. Turn left, go north approximately 3 miles, then turn right onto Chitwood Rd.


***July 5-8, 2018

155th Anniversary National Reenactment of Gettysburg

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

From the first event in 1995, The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee events have always featured some of the best living history at any civil war reenactment. This year a Youth Activities Tent, is being added to the living history smorgasbord. An array of activities at this tent will include enlistment, life and equipment of a young soldier, medical, music, drilling, a civil war art contest and honorable discharge. The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee, in partnership with the Gettysburg Times News In Education initiative, have given complimentary passes to all students K-8 in Adams County in hopes of making American History available to more children.

Besides the new Youth Activities Tent, the always popular Live mortar Fire demonstrations – complete with explosions at the end will take place each day. There will be field demonstrations, a Living History Village and continuous programs in two large Living History Activities Tents that include ladies period dress, civil war music, presentations by the Generals, period religious services and several civil war weddings.

Living History Coordinator Kirk Davis has been leading the living history portion of the annual event for many years and does an excellent job orchestrating one of the best living history programs of any civil war reenactment in the nation.


Wreaths Across America
Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day.
Our mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all 50 States, at sea, and abroad. Over 436 Union Civil War soldiers and sailors are buried in Mount Peace Cemetery in St. Cloud Florida and hundreds more in Centeral Florida. Please help us honor these veterans by donating $15 for a wreath that will be placed on there graves. 

This year's Nation Wide Remembrance Ceremony will take place on December 16, 2017