contact our Junior Vice Department Commander
Michael W. Carr, PDC
P.O. Box 42
Carson, Iowa 51525
Greetings from the Deptartment of Iowa's Junior Vice Commander. I would like to extend a welcome to those of you who wish to join our Order, or those who merely seek information. My job is to assist you in finding you a camp to join. Or, better yet, getting you to start a NEW camp. To join a camp, merely contact a member of the camp you wish to join, or if you don't know who to contact, contact me and I'll get you set up. If there's no camp nearby, you can start a new camp with as few as FIVE members. In such a case, all should have lineage to a Civil War veteran. You do not have to have a Civil War ancestor to join a camp. If you do want to start a camp, I can pass on your request to our Camp Organizer. We will do all we can to assist you. You can contact me by phone at (712) 484-3647, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at P.O. Box 42, Carson, Iowa 51525. I look forward to hearing from you.
V. P. Twombly Camp #2 Iowa City, Iowa
Meetings of the Camp are at 7 P.M. Monday at the Oaknoll Retirement Community, Iowa City, Iowa
contact Larry McConahay, Camp Commander LMcConahay@aol.com
named after Voltaire P. Twombly, Corporal, Company K, 2nd Iowa Infantry, Medal of Honor Recipient. V. P. Twombly findagrave
Colonel William H. Kinsman Camp #23 Atlantic, Iowa
Meetings of the Camp are held at at 7 P.M. the First Thursday of the month at the Arise Building (Old Armory Building), 110 Poplar St., Atlantic, Iowa,
contact Roy Linn, Camp Commander email@example.com
named after Colonel William H. Kinsman, Commander, 23rd Iowa Infantry. Killed in action on May 16, 1863 at Black River. William Kinsman findagrave
Curtis King Camp #37, Marshalltown, Iowa
Meetings of the Camp are held Quarterly (January, April, July, October) the last Sunday of the Month at 2:00 P.M., Ford Room, Sheeler Building, Iowa Veterans Home, Marshalltown, Iowa.
contact Ken Lindblom, Camp Commander firstname.lastname@example.org
Named after Curtis King, oldest person to serve in either Army during the Civil War.
General Grenville M. Dodge Camp #75 Urbandale, Iowa
Meetings of the Camp are held at 7 P.M. the Last Wednesday of the month at the Urbandale Public Library, 3520 86th Street, Urbandale, Iowa
contact Don McGuire, Camp Commander Hoosier@netamumail.com
named after Major General Grenville M. Dodge, Commander XVI Corps
Robert Mitchell Camp #206 Marion, Iowa
Meetings of the Camp are held at 7 P.M. the Third Monday, first month of each quarter, at the First United Methodist Church office building located at 1298 7th Avenue, Marion, Iowa. Other meetings will be held at the call of the Camp Commander.
contact information email@example.com
named after Robert E. Mitchell, born in Pennsylvania in 1841. He enlisted on July 1, 1861 and mustered into Company A, 6th Iowa Infantry on July 17, 1861. Mitchell was promoted to Second Corporal on July 1, 1862, First Corporal on December 1, 1862, Fifth Sergeant on January 15, 1863, Fourth Sergeant on June 15, 1863 and Third Sergeant on October 10, 1863. He fought at Shiloh, Tennessee-Mississippi to Memphis, part of the Vicksburg campaign, Jackson, Mississippi, Chattanooga and, Missionary Ridge in Tennessee. He was killed in action at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863 and is buried in the National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee in Section D, grave 433.
The original GAR Post #206 honored Robert Mitchell by naming their camp after him on June 19, 1884.