Donald William Shaw
Commander in Chief
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
3914 Larchmont Street
Flint, Michigan 48532

General Order #9
Series 2018-2019
27 February 2019

1. It is my sad duty to report the passing of Janice Mae Corfman, Past National President of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic. She passed on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Sister Janice served as National President for the LGAR in the 1985-1986 term. She was also active in that Order for a considerable number of years serving twice as Ohio Department President and for 28 years as National Treasurer of the LGAR, taking a break for one year to fill the presidency of the organization. She was preceded in death by her husband, SUVCW Past Commander in
Chief Charles W. Corfman.

2. Out of respect for this dedicated Past National President of one of the Allied Orders, and as a well-deserved final honor, I now order that the Charters of all SUVCW Departments and Camps be draped, and that all brothers attach a black mourning ribbon to their membership badges. 

This Order shall remain in effect for 30 days from this date.

Ordered this 27th Day of February, 2019
Donald W. Shaw

Commander in Chief
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Department of North Carolina

Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,

Department of North Carolina Chartered 19 April 2008

"The Banner"
Summer 2008

by Br. Doug McMillin

On April 19th, the Department of North Carolina’s first encampment was held at Bennett’s Place State Park. The park surrounds the Bennett family home, where Gen. Johnston’s Confederate Army surrendered to Gen. Sherman. An exact replica of the house sits on the site of the original, which burned in the early 20th century.

Prior to the arrival of the delegates, CinC Charles Kuhn, along with Chief of Staff Gene Mortorff, National Color Bearer Doug McMillin and Junior Joshua McMillin, toured the site. It was very informative and we were pleased to learn that the tour guide was also a brother of the Order.

When all delegates were registered, the meeting began in the park’s museum theater. CinC Kuhn greeted the delegates and praised the work done to bring the Department into existence. Once the officers were elected and installed, CinC Kuhn presented the charter.

The Department’s first Encampment then officially opened, bylaws were voted on, Nat. Encampment delegates were selected and proposed changes to the C&R were debated and voted on. The meeting ended with the delegates sharing the histories of their ancestors. About 4pm, all adjourned to the park’s Unity Monument for a group photo.

Thanks to Bennett’s Place State Park and the staff for allowing this historic SUVCW event to take place at the site of such significance. It was a true honor and privilege to witness. All the best is wished to the brothers of the Dept. of North Carolina as they move forward.

Department Officers:
DC = PCC Douglas P. Elwell
SVC = PCC Richard D. Thomas
JVC = PCC Yale W. Moores
Sec/Treas. = PCC Thomas N. Rightmyer

Department Camps:
MG John H. Ruger Camp 1 – Fayetteville
MG John Gibbon/1Sgt. Daniel W. Burke Camp 2
Daniel Ellis Camp 3 – Asheville 
MG John A. Logan Camp 4 - Raleigh

Published: Summer 2008

NOTE: Subsequent to the Department of North Carolina Charter in 2008; North Carolina Union Volunteers Camp #5 was organized in 2008 and Daniel Ellis Camp #3 was disbanded in 2015. The newest addition to the Department of North Carolina is the George Stoneman Camp No 6, organized and chartered in 2017.

First Department of North Carolina Encampment
April 2008