Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War

Office of the Commander-in-Chief

Donald D. Palmer Jr., Commander-in-Chief

147 Lucerne Place

Ballwin, MO 63011


General Order #30

SERIES 2011-2012

10 August 2012

  1. This final General Order for the 2011-2012 administrative year documents additional appointments to support the National Encampment and lists new camps formed this year and the awards to be presented at the National Encampment.

  2. Brother Eric Graff from the Department of Wisconsin is hereby appointed as National Guide. Brother Tom Helmantoler from the Department of California & Pacific is appointed as National Guard.

  3. The following new Camps were chartered during the 2011-2012 administrative year. The Commander-in-Chief wishes each of these new Camps the best of luck going forward:

Thomas Fletcher Camp #47, DeSoto, MO – Department of Missouri
Gen. E.F. Dutton Camp #49, Sycamore, IL – Department of Illinois
Sigel Camp #614, Rolla, MO – Department of Missouri
Sgt. Jacob Overturf Camp #4, Broken Arrow, OK – Dept. of Oklahoma
Charles Sumner Camp #25, Chestertown, MD – Dept. of the Chesapeake
Col. David Stricker Camp #64, Wyoming, DE – Dept. of the Chesapeake
Capt. G.N. Spradling Camp #72, Ft. Smith, AR – Department of Missouri

  1. The following awards will be presented at the 2012 National Encampment

Lifetime Achievement Award
Elmer “Bud” Atkinson, PCinC – Department of Pennsylvania

Cornelius F. Whitehouse Award – Brother of the Year
Whitney Maxfield – Department of Vermont
Walter E. Busch, PDC – Department of Missouri

Abraham Lincoln Award – Camp of the Year
Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lea USN Camp #2, Houston, TX – Department of Texas

Joseph S. Rippey Award – Most Outstanding New Camps
Charles Sumner Camp #25, Chestertown, MD – Department of the Chesapeake
Sigel Camp #614, Rolla, MO – Department of Missouri

B.F. Stephenson Award – Brother who recruits most new members
David Rish – Department of Ohio (11 new members)

Augustus P. Davis/Conrad Linder Award
(Department with greatest number of new members)
Department of the Chesapeake (51)

U.S. Grant Cup Award
(Department with highest percentage of gain of new members)
Department of Texas (33%)

Under Forty Award
(Department with the greatest number of new members under age 40)
Department of New Jersey (18)

Meritorious Service Award with Gold Star:
Eric B. Peterson, PDC – Department of Georgia & South Carolina
Michael Paquette, PDC – Department of the Chesapeake
Donald E. Darby, PCinC – Department of Ohio

Marshall Hope Award – Most Outstanding Newsletter
“The Buckeye Bugle” – Department of Ohio
“Camp Orders” – Old Abe Camp #8, Department of Wisconsin

Horace Greeley Award – Most Outstanding Website
Department of Michigan
Governors Elisha Dyer Camp #7, Department of Rhode Island

Albert Woolson Award
 (Most Outstanding Sesquicentennial Signature Event)
150th Anniversary – Launching of the USS Monitor
Oliver Tilden Camp #26, Department of New York

Scholarship Awards
Lee D. Armbruster – J.L. Chamberlain Camp #20 – Dept. of the Chesapeake
Britta A. Musser – Mt. Union Church Camp #502 Auxiliary – Dept. of Pennsylvania

National Aides
David Rish – Department of Ohio – 11 new members
Douglas K. Fidler – Department of Tennessee – 9 new members
Theodore G. Layton – Department of the Chesapeake – 8 new members
John Stolp – Department of California & Pacific – 7 new members
Henry Myers – Department of Ohio – 5 new members
David M. Dziewulski – Department of New York – 4 new members
Michael S. Bennett, PDC – Department of New York – 4 new members

Meritorious Service Award:
Paul Nelson – Department of Michigan
Roger Heiple – Department of Florida
Neil Hanlon, PDC, Department of the Chesapeake
Douglas K. Fidler, PDC – Department of Tennessee

Dr. Mary Walker Award – Ladies Appreciation, National Award
Margaret Atkinson, PNP – Auxiliary to the SUVCW
Janice Corfman, PNP – Ladies of the GAR
Cher Petrovic – Auxiliary to the SUVCW

  1. Congratulations to all of the award winners. Their contributions to this Order are invaluable and the Commander-in-Chief extends his sincerest thanks for their efforts.


Ordered this 10th Day of August 2012.

Donald D. Palmer Jr.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


Eugene Mortorff
National Order, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


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