Maj. Gen. John Alexander Logan Camp# 4
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Meetings of the John A. Logan Camp
The Logan Camp meetings will be held at the North Carolina Historic Site, Bennett Place
Location: Bennett Place,
4409 Bennett Memorial Rd,
Durham, NC 27705,
Phone: (919) 383-4345
Date: The first Thursday of February, May, August, November
Time: 6:30 pm
Visitors are always welcome to the camp meetings. Many of us gather at 5:00 pm before the meeting in the nearby Bennett Pointe Grill, 4625 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705. Visitors are always welcome.
Our territory covers north central North Carolina including Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Sanford, Goldsboro, Edgecombe, Wilson, Rocky Mount and Roanoke Rapids.
Schedule of Events for 2013
March 16th Bentonville Monument Dedication
The SUVCW Monument will be placed on the site of the Battle of Bentonville, NC. The ceremony is scheduled for 1:00 pm, Saturday, 16 March. The dedication is in conjunction with the 148th Anniversary weekend event at the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site. There will be multiple demonstrations and plenty of troops and artillery through the weekend. Suttlers will be available, too. Bentonville will provide a tent beside the visitor center for use by the SUVCW for the weekend. The Department/Camps should plan to man the information tent for the duration of the weekend. Anyone willing to spend some time at the tent during the weekend should contact Brother Doug Elwell (910-488-1383, firstname.lastname@example.org). The parking is free. The camps and demonstrations are free. There is a charge for the reenactments.
April 6th Civil War Park Day At Bennett Place State Historic Site 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
This national workday for volunteers is a cooperative effort between the Civil War Preservation Trust and Civil War historic sites across the United States. Come out and support our own Bennett Place Civil War park. Projects include preparing the spring garden and landscaping, preparations for the 148th Anniversary Surrender commemoration and other upcoming events.
April 13, 2013 Department of North Carolina Encampment
The Department of North Carolina will hold its annual encampment at the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Armory and Museum. On August 23, 1793, the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (FILI) was organized after President George Washington enacted the Militia Act. During the Civil War, the FILI took over the Fayetteville Arsenal for the Confederate forces. The armory contains historical artifacts, weapons, uniforms, and memorabilia, including the carriage that rode the Marquis de Lafayette during his visit to Fayetteville. The FILI is still an active ceremonial unit and is North Carolina's official historic military command.
Camp officers and members should attend this encampment.
April 20-21 Bennett Place 148th Anniversary Surrender Commemoration
War and Surrender Depicted Through Photography, Art, and Journalism, 148th Anniversary Surrender Commemoration
The Camp plans to have a booth both days to recruit new members. All camp members are asked to participate Saturday 10 am-4 pm and Sunday, 10 am-3 pm.
May 2nd Regular Meeting:
CC Dan Hopping will discuss the Battle of Bentonville, Arkansas. This battle was also called Elkhorn Tavern by the Confederates and Pea Ridge by the Union. The first major win for the Union and the last major win for the Union were both named for a town named Bentonville.
The battle was fought on March 6th, 7th and 8th of 1862 and ended a campaign that started December 25, 1861 in St. Louis. This was about whether Missouri was going to be union or confederate.
May 3rd JROTC Medal Presentation
The Logan Camp will present an SUVCW medal at the Riverside High School in Durham to a deserving JROTC cadet that “shows a high degree of patriotism to his/her Nation and has demonstrated a high degree of academic performance and leadership.”
May 25, 26 Memorial Day Remembrance
The Camp will have a recruiting booth on both days. All camp members are asked to participate. Memorial Day was founded after the Civil War by our namesake Major General John A. Logan when he was a US Senator from Illinois. This event honors all American Soldiers through the ages.
August 1st Regular Meeting:
Program to be announced
November 7th Regular Meeting:
Election of Officers for 2014.