In the name and by the authority of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. To all unto whom these presents shall come, Greetings:
Know that reprising special trust and confidence in our worthy Brothers:
Dr. Ron Bair, Warren Gentzel, James Hayward, Leland Smith, Robert M. Jones, Richard Beyer, Ellis Goe, Jonas Ban, Brice Scalley and William Stevenson,
By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby constitute them, their associates and successors, a Department of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War to be known as The Department of Florida and as such they are hereby duly authorized and empowered to conduct the business of said Department in accordance with the constitution provided for its government and the regulations of the Order.
In witness whereof, I have set my hand and have caused the Seal of the National Organization to be affixed at Chillicothe in the State of Ohio this 18th day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety-Six and the Two Hundred and Nineteenth year of the Independence of the United States of America.
With rank from March 16th, 1996.
By Order of:
David R. Medert
David F. Wallace