Fort Mervine – Invitation from Lincoln Camp 10

Kevin Coyne, Secretary of Lincoln Camp 10 has extended the following invitation to Brothers of Camp 22:

Greetings brothers of Camp 22, and any other allied or associated SUVCW members,

Camp Lincoln 10 cordially invites you to our 11th Annual Fort Mervine event, part of Monterey History Festival, located on the grounds of the former Civil War era Fort Mervine in the Lower Presidio of Monterey.

The event will include an educational day on Friday, October 13th, followed by two days of the public event culminating on Sunday late
afternoon on October 15th.

SUVCW participants traditionally go en-masse to eat in a local Monterey restaurant.

This is an opportunity to camp in Monterey for free. While some bring their Civil War era tents, others bring recreational vehicles and camp in the parking lot.

For people wishing to participate (educate) on educational day, set-up is allowed as early as Thursday October 12th.

We are in need of people that can do “show and tell” or simply talk about a civil war or GAR related topic for about 10 minutes, more or less, to various small groups of students as they rotate around the various teaching stations. The museum itself will be open part of this day. We currently have 150 students confirmed for the event, with a few more invitations pending.

In addition, should anyone know of anyone OUTSIDE of the SUVCW allied orders that has something to show or contribute, we welcome sharing this information with them.

All further questions can be answered by emailing event coordinator Garrett Hasslinger at

More information can be found on the Fort Mervine Facebook page.

We hope to see any of you there, whether for educational day, the entire event, or whatever you can show up for.

In Fraternity, Charity & Loyalty,

Kevin Coyne, PCC
Camp Lincoln 10

National Encampment

The National Encampment of the SUVCW is being held August 10-13 in Lansing Michigan. Registration forms and hotel information are available here.

Any Camp 22 members who will be attending should contact Camp Commander Jim Monteton or Secretary-Treasurer Charles Lyons to ensure your Encampment Credentials are completed.

Invitation to RACW Sweetheart Ball

An invitation has been received from the executive staff of the Re-enactors of the American Civil War.

Good afternoon Officers of the Sons of Union Veterans,

On behalf of the RACW, I would like to extend a personal invitation to all of the members of the SUVCW to attend our RACW Sweetheart Ball February 10, 2018. We are putting together a wonderful weekend retreat at the Holiday Inn on Hilltop Drive in Redding, CA.

Also, the RACW board is currently offering a $10 discount on the first 50 tickets purchased, and this discount is available to anyone.

For more information please visit:

Thank you so much for your time,
Kayla Brown (AKA Major Mann, CSA Brigade Staff)
Treasurer, RACW

Monthly Camp Meeting

This is a reminder that our monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, May 3, at 6:30 PM. The meeting location is Sam’s Hofbrau, 2500 Watt Avenue.

Camp Commander Monteton has published the agenda, which can be viewed and downloaded here.

Mark Your Calendars!

The 2017 Department Encampment will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Bakersfield, CA, on March 17th and 18th, 2017!  Hotel reservations, encampment registration forms, program ad forms, and a letter with additional important information can be found at the Encampment page on the Department website.

We’ve revised the “fill-in” PDF registration form to automatically calculate totals on the form this year.  We’re also introducing something new this year, with an “early bird” discount.  If you can get your registration forms to me by February 15th, you’ll save $10 per person on registration.  For those who would prefer to print and fill out the form by hand, a “non fill-in” version of the PDF registration form is also provided on the website.

Saturday lunch is included with encampment registration, and you have a choice for your lunch selection this year.  You’ll see the lunch options on the registration form (please select one per person).  Details for the optional VIP banquet on Saturday night are also provided.

Looking forward to a great encampment at our new location this year.  It was an effort to find a venue that would suit our needs.  We’re confident that this hotel will serve us well.

Yours in Fraternity, Charity & Loyalty,

Dean Enderlin, PCC
Senior Vice-Commander
Dept. of California & Pacific
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

REMINDER: First Camp Meeting of 2017


On Wednesday January 4, we will be holding our first meeting of 2017.  We will be at Sam’s Hoffbrau at Watt and El Camino in Sacramento.  The meeting will start at 6:30.  I hope to see you there.

Important issues to discuss at this meeting:

  1. Nominations for officers
  2. Possibility of Camp 22 taking on an Educational Event at Gibson Ranch in 2018.

In F C & L,

Jim Monteton, Camp Commander

NOTE: Minutes from previous meeting can be viewed/downloaded here. Meeting agenda can be viewed/downloaded here.

Passing of Past Commander-in-Chief Charles Kuhn

Brothers of Camp 22 & SVR Company B, 8th Regiment:

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of PCinC Charlie Kuhn’s passing. Charlie was from Pennsylvania and was CinC in 2007. I just found out and will share the details of his forthcoming service when I receive it.

Yours with Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,

Jim Monteton

Camp Commander