You will find this:
THE UNION DEFENDER
THE NEWSLETTER OF PHELPS CAMP NO. 66, SONS OF UNION VETERANS
OF THE CIVIL WAR
Springfield, Missouri, June 2009
Camp members Todd Wilkinson, Tim Wilkinson, Kip Lindberg and Jeff Patrick braved a steady rain to attend
Memorial Day services at the Springfield National Cemetery on May 25. Despite getting thoroughly soaked, the
members of Phelps Camp “soldiered on” and proudly represent ed the SUVCW before a surprisingly large crowd.
Thanks to all who participated!
WHAT HAPPENED AT THE JUNE MEETING?
1) Members participated in the Graves Registration activity at two Ash Grove cemeteries (Ash Grove city
cemetery and Johns Chapel). Despite heat, humidity and a threat of rain, members of Phelps Camp recorded
the gravesites of approximately 30 Union veterans.
2) Camp Commander Wait informed the membership that many copies of the “Chronicles of Lexington” have
been sold, and now we are less than $100 away from reaching our goal of $5,000 for the Lexington
Monument. Huzzah! If you would like to purchase a copy, please contact Greg Wait or Jeff Patrick, or
copies will be available at all our future meetings. The price is $10, and single copies can be mailed (media
mail) for an additional $1. Or, if you would just like to make a donation to push us over the top, now is the