Camp's Projects and Activities
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
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