Last Veteran of the County Project Heats Up
Per the SUVCW National Website: Beginning in 2003, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) embarked on the Last Soldier Project. The purpose of the project is to locate and appropriately mark the final resting place of the last Civil War Soldier buried in each county/parish and in each state of this great country . . . more . . .
Possible Last Confederate Veteran in Northern Michigan Discovered
While performing research for the Last Veteran of the County Project, GRO Sawyer discovered an interesting find in Charlevoix history. The find was in a 22 September 1937 article in The Charlevoix Courier. The headline reads: “John Johnson, 101, Died on Saturday at Petoskey” with a sub-headline of: . . . more . . .
Flashback 2016: Camp No. 14 Honors Bruce Catton
. . . brought the Camp to Benzonia for three ceremonies. Robert Finch Camp No. 14 supported by the Sisters of Frances Finch Auxiliary No. 9 conducted a memorial ceremony for Pulitzer Prize winning Civil War author Bruce Catton at his gravesite in the Benzonia Township Cemetery . . . more . . .
Traverse Area Historical Society Makes Major Donation
With the Summer ahead, the annual projects of Robert Finch Camp No. 14 have been piling up after another northern Michigan Winter. Within Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City, three projects are at the forefront – two reaching completion and one that will always be on-going . . . more . . .
Matthew Van Acker Awarded the Sgt. Robert Finch Award
Camp 14 in the Media for Oakwood Cemetery GAR Plot 241 Project and Last Veteran Buried in Grand Traverse County with TAHS
The Oakwood Cemetery GAR Plot 241 project and the Last Veteran Buried in Grand Traverse County was highlighted in the local news by TV 7&4 the NBC affiliate in Traverse City, as well as the The Ticker. The project highlighted along with the financial contribution made by the Traverse Area Historical Society to the project . . . more . . .
Elks Lodge #323, Thank You & ‘Til We Meet Again
Robert Finch Camp No. 14 Moves Into the Unknown
2020 has seen many changes in the way Robert Finch Camp No. 14 conducts business and the activities in support of the Good of the Order. Another challenge presented itself when the Camp 14 Brothers that are also members of Elks Lodge #323 were notified that the Lodge will no longer host community organizations . . . more . . .