Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War
Office of the Commander-in-Chief
Brad Schall, Commander-in-Chief
2754 Woodacre Ct.
Lincoln , California 95648-8228
General Order #14
12 April 2011
On April 12, 1861 Major Robert Anderson and his garrison of 87 gallant Federal officers and enlisted men defended the honor of the United States and its constitution at Fort Sumter, South Carolina. To most historians this was the opening of the American Civil War.
The dastardly deeds of General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard under the direction of the Governor of South Carolina and their 3,000 soldiers fired upon our Federal Soldiers and our beloved flag. The war started.
I direct all camps to discuss the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and the actions at Fort Sumter at their next camp meeting.
Ordered this 12th Day of April, 2011.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
National Order, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War