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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 or by  mail at P.O. Box 42, Carson, Iowa  51525.  I look forward to hearing from you.

April 6, 2019


136th Annual Encampment of the Department of Iowa,

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


and the


100th Annual Encampment of the Department of Iowa

Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


will be held Saturday April 6, 2019 from 9:00 to 4:00, on the grounds of the

Iowa Veterans Home, 1301 Summit Street, Marshalltown, Iowa.


The Sons will hold their meeting at Whitehill Auditorium/Old Chapel, the Auxiliary will hold their meeting at the Ford Room in the Sheeler Building.  We will hold a joint opening at 9:00.  The Auxiliary will be escorted to the Ford Room following.


Those who wish can eat their noon meal at the Atha Dining Room, located on the first floor of the Malloy Building.  Two buffet style lines operate simultaneously to provide faster service from 11:00 to 1:00.  Meal tickets can be purchased at the Gift Shop in the Malloy Building for $6.


A block of 20 Two-Queen Bed Rooms have been set aside at the

Best Western Regency Inn, 3303 S. Center Street in Marshalltown. Best Western

The rooms are $80 plus tax each night, April 5 and/or April 6, a full breakfast is included. Check in is 3:00 pm. Check out is 11:00 am. Cancel before 4:00 to avoid charges.


Call the Inn direct at 1-641-752-6321 for reservations; tell them you are with the SUVCW.


If we choose….we can eat our Saturday Evening Meal at O’Hungry’s Restaurant at the Best Western.  Their menu can be found at menu

April 27, 2019    Last Soldier Dedications for Black Hawk and Bremer Counties                                                               with the Cedar Valley Civil War Roundtable


                           10 am    Henry Augustus Bray, Last Soldier of  Black Hawk County

                                             Elmwood Cemetery, 226 Elmwood Street, Waterloo, Iowa


                             1 pm   Martin Lyman Stebbins, Last Soldier of Bremer County

                                             Harlington Cemetery, 1001 1st Street SW, Waverly, Iowa


May 8, 2019      Living History Atlantic Middle School    8:30       Rain date May 15

May 10, 2019    Living History Avoca Middle School    8:30       Rain date May 13

May 10, 2019    Living History Riverside Middle School   12:30     Rain date May 13

May 17, 2019    Living History Lewis Central MS   12:30      Rain date May 20

May 25, 2019   Oakwood Cemetery, Casey, Iowa   3:00

May 25, 2019     Headstone Dedication for William C. Schermerhorn

                                  time to be announced, Laurel Methodist Cemetery, Laurel, Iowa

                                    intersection of 315th Street and Parker Avenue, Marshall County, Iowa

July 4, 2019    Avoca Parade   tba

July 13, 2019    Casey Sesquicentennial program (tentative)

July 14-15, 2019    Railroad Days - Dodge House, Council Bluffs, Iowa   9 - 5

TBA   150th Anniversary - Dodge House, Council Bluffs, Iowa    tba

November 4, 2019     Veterans Day Parade, Council Bluffs, Iowa   10:00

November 4, 2019     Color Guard, Old Time Music Show, Malvern, Iowa   6pm

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