U. S. Grant Camp, No. 68: Activities


U.S. Grant in St. Louis

Mission and Objectives

Membership Info

Camp Officers

Calendar of Events

Projects and Activities

Historical Information


2007 Encampment



Vicksburg 1863

Camp's Projects and Activities

Each year, the Grant Camp seeks out and restores Civil War markers, gravesites and memorials, and monuments to the Grand Army of the Republic. To gain a better understanding of the depth of camp activities, some of the highlights are presented in this camp “scrapbook”. In addition to the camp projects, camp members also participate in Lincoln Death Day and Memorial Day ceremonies, work with local Boy Scout troops and provide presentations to schools and the general public on the Civil War and its soldiers. The following is a list of projects the Grant Camp has committed to work in 2006, along with ongoing initiatives established by the National organization and supported by the Grant Camp.

14  January:
Department of Missouri Meeting - Jefferson City, Mo.

26  February: Sherman Day Ceremony - Calvary Cemetery - St. Louis, Mo.

31 March: Civil War Boot Camp for Children - Pilot Knob, Mo.

15  April: Lincoln Day Ceremony - Lincoln Grave, Springfield, Il.

22  April: Department of Missouri Meeting  - Jefferson City, Mo.

6   May: Cemetery Clean-up & Soldier Grave Registration Date - LaGrange, Mo.

29  May: Memorial Day Celebration - Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo.

9 & 10 June: Missouri Department Annual Encampment - Holiday Inn, Butler Hill
Rd, St. Louis, Mo.

10 July: Grant Camp Meeting & Bar-B-Que  - Member Dwight Prade's House.

4, 5 & 6 August:    Nightwalk, US Grant Home - Whitehaven, St. Louis, Mo.

10-13 August: National Encampment, Harrisburg, Pa.

30 September: Civil War Soldier Grave Dedication -Manchester United Methodist Church, Manchester, Mo.

18 November: Gettysburg National Cemetery Anniversary, Gettysburg, Pa.

9  December: Annual Dinner Meeting & Swearing in New Officers (location to be

Past Events

Renovation of the Post and Exchange Building at Jefferson Barracks, 2003-2004

Leading Role in Founding, The Missouri Civil War Museum at Jefferson Barracks.  2002-2004

Sappington Cemetery Clean-Up, April 24, 1999

 Odd Fellows Cemetery Refurbishment and Re-Dedication

 GAR Post Restoration

 Lincoln Death Day, April 15, 1999

 Memorial Day Ceremonies, May 31, 1999

 Missouri Civil War/GAR Monuments

 Union Army Graves Registration

April-May 2005  Work restoring and rededication LaGrange Union-Confederate Monument.

Burial of Last Union Soldier John Byrne - Memphis, Mo. May, 2005

Inks Cemetery  -  Plaque placement at Major Inks Grave, May, 2005

Sgt. Hinterberger's Tombstone Replacement Belleville IL Cemetery, Nov 2005

Colonel Payne's new tombstone dedication, Bellefontaine Cemetery, Fall 2005


Background MIDI music, "We Are Coming Father Abraham", by Benjamin Robert Tubb.



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