2010 Encampment - Department of
Tennessee (including Alabama)
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Saturday, January 30, 2010

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Missionary Ridge Camp #63 hosted the 15th Annual Encampment of the Department of Tennessee (including Alabama) held in Chattanoooga, Tennessee on Saturday, January 30, 2010. Following the meeting, attendees visited the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

Shown below, camp members from four of the camps in the Department listen to SUVCW
National Commander-in-Chief Leo Kennedy as he installs new officers in the Department for 2010.
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New Department officers pose for a photo. Shown left to right: Charles Engle, Immediate Past Commander; Doug Fidler, Senior Vice Commander; Sam Gant, Department Commander; Geoffrey Hintze, Secretary/Treasurer; Mark Kemp, Department Council Member; and National Commander-in-Chief Leo Kennedy.
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C-in-C Leo Kennedy updates the group on National activities. He was accused of bringing to town the unusual snowfall Chattanooga received Friday evening. He felt "right at home" as Rhode Island looks pretty much the same this time of year as is does here! The weather hindered the appearance of several others who wanted to attend, but could not travel to town this morning due to icy road conditions.
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Below left, we see the Department Charter draped in black in rememberance of true daughter, Lila Rose Queener Hudgens, of Maryville, TN. Her father was Pvt. James Madison Herron, Co. G, 8th Tennessee Infantry. She died January 5, 2010 at the age of 93. And at right, C-in-C Kennedy pins the Department Commander medal on Sam Gant, Camp Commander of Fort Donelson Camp #62, as he assumes his new office.
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Several brothers took the opportunity to visit nearby Chickamauga Battlefield. Below, Historian and Park Ranger Jim Ogden explains to the group the main reasons the Army of the Cumberland came to Chattanooga in 1863.
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The strategic map on display in the Visitor Center helps to clarify the maneuvers of the troops prior to the Battle of Chickamauga.
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