General Orders No. 8
SERIES 2005-2006
Donald E. Darby, Commander-in-Chief
1382 Western Ave.
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Phone: (740) 772-6081


General Order 008 2005-2006


  1. The Department of Southwest has voted to approve the change of their Department name to the Department of Texas during their Department Encampment June 2005. The Department, being unable to locate their original charter, also voted at that time to request a new charter. Following the vote of the Encampment they requested that the Commander-in-Chief grant the name change and new charter.
  2. I, as Commander-in-Chief, find this request to be well taken and approve the name change of the Department of Southwest to the Department of Texas.
  3. In regard to the issuing of a new charter, I approve that request as well with the following provision:


a. To retain the Department original date of rank, the replacement for the lost charter will include all the names of the original charter members of the Department of Southwest. If these names can not be located, the space will be left blank. This General Order will be affixed to the back of the replacement charter.


Ordered this 3rd Day of February 2006

Donald E. Darby
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War



Michael Bennett, Secretary
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

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