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

February 3, 2007 Meeting Minutes

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Recruitment Table - Dalton Show February 2007 Meeting
(Left) Mark Kemp and Bob Dobbs man the SUV Recruitment Table at the Chickamauga Southern National Civil War Show & Sale in Dalton, GA February 3-4, 2007
(Above) Members gather around the table during the Febraury 2007 meeting.
Missionary Ridge Camp 63 Minutes of Meeting
February 3, 2007
Civil War Show at Dalton Convention and Trade Center

Charlie Engle, Wes Davis, Bob Dobbs, James Fletcher, Mark Kemp, Bill Massey, Tim Masey, Tommy Smith and Mark Steele and guest Harvey Scarborough of the Chattanooga Civil War Round Table.

We opened the meeting with prayer by Chaplain Bill Massey and then the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

We welcomed our guest, Harvey Scarborough and he told us about the link to the Civil War Roundtable website that shows a lot of our activities and we thanked him for this. It is:


We discussed old business and other things:

  1. 2007 dues are due. They are $22.00 for the year. If you need to pay, please send to Sec./Treas. Charlie Engle at Box 1552. Athens, Tn. 37371-1552.
  2. Medals, in honor of Frank Harned, former Major of the SVR, from 1999 to 2005, are available for $7.50.
  3. I told how my Union ancestor. John Dugan (Doogan) at the age of 16 , was conscripted into the Union Army when they were first coming into Dade County, Ga.. He was first in Co. D of the Ala. & Tenn. Independent Vidette Cavalry and then Co.E of the Tenn.Mounted Inf.

New Business:

  1. Our next event will be at the Citizen's Cemetary on Feb. 24. The SCV camp N.B. Forrest, has notified us that 2 Unknown Union soldiers are buried there. We need 3 or more honor guard soldiers to help out with this. The SCV will also be having a grave marker ceremony for one of the Confederate soldiers buried there. Please notify us if you can help with our ceremony.
  2. Our next camp meeting will be March 17 at the Rising Sun Tae Kwan Du Studios in East Ridge. After the meeting, we will have lunch at Wally's restaurant that is close by.
  3. We have more things planned such as being at the Geargia monument on Confederate Memorial Day at the Chickamauga Battlefield. After the ceremony, we will have a camp picnic at the battlefield.
    We will participate in the 1890's Day parade in Ringgold , Ga on the Satur- before Memorial Day.
    On Memorial Day, we will first honor some soldiers at a cemetary in Catoosa county, Ga. and then make our way to the Cracker Barrel for supper in East Ridge.
    After this, we will proceed to the Chattanooga National Cemetary to honor the Union sold- iers buried there with the Torch light ceremony as we do annually. These events will be updated for the specific times and dates as they draw nearer.

Chaplain Bill Massey did the closing prayer and the meeting was dismissed.

We had a good turn out for our meeting . Also we did well at our recruitment and sales booth. We sold many of the 2001 Joint SUV/SCV effort medals for $1.00 each and many chances on the Lee/Gordan House painting for $1.00 that Tommy Smith had painted and donated. A lady from Anniston, AL. won the painting and she was thrilled at winning it. I drove half way to Anniston by meeting her in Gadsden and giving it to her. Thanks to everyone for helping out.

Bill Shackleford (Past Commander) came by with a few copies of the Camp #63 charter and gave them out.

James Fletcher, Camp Commander
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