Maj. Gen. John Alexander Logan Camp# 4

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Raleigh, NC

The January meeting of the Logan Camp was held at the Bennett Place North Carolina Historic Site in Durham, NC.† The North Carolina Department Commander, Doug Elwell was present to install the Camp Officers for 2011.


The new Camp officers are as follows:


†††††††††††† Commander†††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Roscoe Reeve

†††††††††††† Senior Vice Commander†††††††† †† Daniel L Hopping

†††††††††††† Junior Vice Commander †††††††† ††John R Harmon

†††††††††††† Treasurer†††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Larry Jones

†††††††††††† Chaplain†††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Kent Hinkson

†††††††††††† Camp Council† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Sam Moore

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Robert Farrell

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Russell Wunker


In 2011 The Logan Camp will meet at the Bennett Place North Carolina Historic Site.


Location:†††††††† Bennett Place,

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd,

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Durham, NC 27705,†

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Phone: (919) 383-4345

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Date:††† †††††††††††† The Second Thursday of each Month


Time:†† †††††††††††† 6:30 pm

Logan Camp March Speaker

Russ Wunker

Thousands of collectors and historians of military artifacts longingly admired the featured collection in the most recent edition of North South Traderís Civil War Publications. Eleven pages, four of which were in full color in addition to the cover featured the collected artifacts of Albert J. Bannen, the Color Bearer of the 95th Pennsylvania Volunteers.


Bannernís unit, also known as ďGoslinesís Zouaves,Ē was a hard fighting unit and their Regimental flag bears the blood and bullet holes that bear witness to the fact. Albertís colorful Zouave jacket, his distinctive Color Sergeant stripes and many more artifacts were on hand for close examination. Unlike a museum visitation there were no glass cases between the audience and these precious artifacts. However, like the museum you still could not touch.


The author of the article and owner of this renowned collection of artifacts is our own Russ Wunker who has been collecting Civil War artifacts for 40 years and he considers the Bannen Collection the centerpiece of his efforts.


This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see such a historical collection and an opportunity to hear the intimate details as to how it came together.

The program was held in the theater of the Bennett Place Historic Site near Durham, North Carolina.† For more information on the site lick on

Logan Camp installs Officers for 2011

Commemoration Weekend

at Bennett Place

By Bob Farrell

In keeping with a tradition, the Logan Camp once again participated in the Surrender Commemoration Weekend at Bennett Place.


In the past we have always had a most interesting display which appealed to visitors both young and old and as a result we are afforded the best location in the museum.


2011 was no exception and indeed the number and variety of artifacts we had on display reached an all-time high.


















On Saturday, Brothers Larry Jones, Roscoe Reeve and Russ Wunker exhibited items from their collection that

educated the interested and created envy of the informed.† As always we had on hand membership material for

any interested potential members in addition to our giveaways, bookmarks for adults and Tootsie Pops for the kids.


Our exhibit was manned by four of our members in addition to two others who stopped in for a while.


Despite our every effort the weather was our enemy. During the morning it was dull and overcast within an occasional hint of rain. The radio was indicating a potential of tornado like activity moving into the local area. Needless to say attendance was greatly affected by the weather.


Late Saturday afternoon after everyone had left Bennett Place tornadoes devastated the State of North Carolina, and Raleigh. Bennett Place was spared any effect of the storm

Sunday opened with a perfectly splendid day and the Logan camp was on hand once again.


Sunday all the artifacts were from the collection of Brother Dan Hopping so that, again, both tables were crammed with interesting and unusual items.†


The beautiful weather brought out a considerably larger number of visitors who were very interested in what we had to offer. Brothers Hopping and Farrell were kept extremely busy answering questions concerning the exhibits on display.† We Talked to many visitors who had ancestors in the Union Army and we found some new recruits for our camp.


On behalf of the camp during the Commemoration Ceremony, SVC Hopping placed the SUV wreath at the base of the Unity Monument along with other patriotic groups.

On display was a Union 1st Lt Uniform, 1860 Army revolver. 1851 Navy revolver, 1840 Cavalry Sword, 1860 Union officerís sword and a full display of what the Union Soldier would have eaten while on the march.† We also had Dyerís ďCompendium of the War of RebellionĒ so that we could look up the regimental history of a visitorís ancestor.



For more information on the North Carolina Historical Site: Bennett Place† -† please click on