Missionary Ridge Camp #63
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

May 31, 2010 Meeting

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Minutes of the May 2010 meeting of The Missionary Ridge Camp #63, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

Missionary Ridge Camp #63
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Tennessee (including Alabama)

May 31, 2010 - Monday 4:00 PM ET at the Cracker Barrel in East Ridge Tennessee.

Present: James Fletcher, Mark Steele, Charlie Engle, and Mark Kemp. We car pooled from the restaurant to the James Watkins Cemetery in the middle of the Old Mill Trace Subdivision in Ringgold, Georgia. We met associate member Harvey Scarborough at the cemetery. We performed a memorial ceremony for Union Soldier James Watkins.

After the Watkins' ceremony, we headed back to the Cracker Barrel in East Ridge Tennessee. We all ate lunch, and Camp Commander Mark Kemp opened the meeting at 6:18 PM, ET.

  1. Charlie Engle gave the treasurer's report. MRC 63 has $647.00 in the bank. All camp dues are paid.
  2. Talked about some grave dedications, but all are too far away for the camp to partake.
  3. Next meeting August 28, 2010, place will be determined later.

Meeting adjourn at 6:35 PM by Commander Kemp

After the meeting, we proceeded to the Chattanooga Confederate Cemetery to pay respects to two Union soldiers; Miller and Wentworth graves are located there. Then, we went to the Chattanooga National Cemetery to honor the Union soldiers buried there with the Torch light ceremony as we do annually. Missionary Ridge Camp #63 held this event with special guest James H. Ogden, III, Historian Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

Camp Commander - Mark Kemp
Senior Vice Commander - Robert Dobbs
Junior Vice Commander - Bill Massey
Camp Counselors - James Fletcher, Mark Steele and Tommy Smith
Secretary-Treasurer - Charles Engle
Chaplain - Bill Massey