Department Orders


Department Commander Raymond W. LeMay III, PCC


2015 - 2016

Department Order #1   Establishes Commander LeMay's command of the Department of New York, reports financial status, and other matters.
Department Order #2   Suspends General Alexander S. Diven Camp #77.
Department Order #3   Encourages Camps and Brothers to participate in Memorial Day services.
Department Order #4   Announces officers and committees of the Department, as well as congratulating the Sisters in the Allied Orders on their elections.
Department Order #5   Encourages Camps and Brothers to celebrate Flag Day by partaking in celebrations, commemorations and events.
Special Request   Although not an order, Commander LeMay requests Brothers and Camps to participate in the re-internment ceremony for Pvt. Elisha Woodcock of Co. B of the 97th NY Vol. Infantry Regiment.
Department Order #6   Requests Camps and Brothers to take part in Independence Day celebrations.
Department Order #7   Announces the adoption and posting of By-Laws approved by the 2015 Department Encampment.
Department Order #8   Commends Willard Camp #154 for its accomplishments regarding the restoration and care of Major General George Henry Thomas’s grave.  Announces a contribution from the Dept. Commander’s Discretionary Fund and encourages all Brothers to assist in that effort.
Department Order #9   Calls a Mid-Year meeting and asks for mid-year reports from Department Officers, Department Committees, Department Special Committees and Camp Commanders.
Department Order #10   This is an important order requesting all Camps to submit camp newsletters and other materials to Bro. Donald Zeilman, the Dept. Volunteer editor.  It also appoints the Dept. Encampment Organization and Planning Guide Committee and re-appoints the Greenpoint Monitor Museum Committee
Department Order #11   Addresses re-location of the Department Encampment from Tarrytown to Suffern and changes to the Encampment Committee.
Department Order #12   Belated announcement regarding the awarding of the Oliver P. Clark Plaque for individual recruiting and the PDC John G. Kernan Cup for camp recruiting for 2014-2015.
Department Order #13   Appoints Proceedings Committee and Artifacts-Memorials-Monuments Grant Committee as special committees, seeks to fill vacant Department Officer positions, and announces the passing of Brother William P. “Bill” Warne.
Department Order #14   Recognizes Veterans Day and calls on brothers and camps to participate in commemorations, memorials, parades, services and events held for all veterans in our communities.
Department Order #15   Instructs camps to begin preparations for the GAR Sesquicentennial on April 6th, 2016. This includes organizing a bell ringing ceremony to be known as “Bells Across New York for the G.A.R.” and registration of GAR monuments, leading to a book of monuments to be self-published by the Department.
Department Order #16   Announces revocation of charters for Daniel E. Sickles Camp No. 3 and General Alexander S. Diven Camp No. 77.
Department Order #17   Commander LeMay's Thanksgiving Day messaage.
Department Order #18   Announces with deep regret the passing of Real Son and Brother Charlie Brock of London, Kentucky
Department Order #19   Conveys Commander LeMay's holiday messaage, welcomes new and returning camp officers, reminds camps to submit Form #22 and to update their web sites, and congratulates Tilden Camp #26 for developments of the Greenpoint Monitor Museum.
Department Order #20   Announces Brother George J. Weinmann, PDC and Tilden Camp No. 26 as recipients of the 2013-2014 Oliver P. Clark Plaque and PDC John G. Kernan Cup, respectively.
Department Order #21   Announces the 133rd Encampment of the Department of New York to be held on April 29 through May 1 at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern.
Department Order #22   Announces various annual reporting requirements and procedures thereof. Also requests that material for the spring issue of the department newsletter be sent to Brother Donald G. Zeilman.
Department Order #23   Announces an understanding with the Friends of the New York State Military Museum for the archival of Department charters, documents, art, photographs (ephemera) and other items.
Special Request No. 2   Although not an order, Commander LeMay has prepared materials for GAR the Sesquicentennial Bells Across NY event, including
  • Bells Across NY for the G.A.R. Logo
  • Template for Press Release before ceremony
  • Template for Press Release after event
  • Template Invitation Letter for Participation from Local Sites
  • Sample Ceremony
  • A Brief History of the G.A.R.
You can download a Word document version here and the Bells Across NY for the G.A.R. Logo here.
Department Order #24   Recognizes the Sesquicentennial of the founding of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.).
Department Order #25   Announces a renewed committmnet to the Archibald Gracie Camp #985, Sons of Confederate Veterans Award, including acquisition of a new plaque.
Department Order #26   Includes several administrative topics. Also announces the passing of Brother Arnold E. Vernoy of Ellis Camp No. 124 and reminds brothers of the Annual General Grant Birthday Commemoration at Grantís Tomb.
Department Order #27   Addresses various issues including deceased Brothers, Encampment information and the Volunteer.
Department Order #28   Documents the awards that were presented at the 133rd New York Department Encampment in Suffern, New York.


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