SUVCW CAMP #134

 
 
 
NOTICE
 
THIS CAMP HAS DISOLVED ITS CHARTER
13, OCTIOBER 2011
 
 
PLEASE READ THE INFORMATRION CONTAINED ON THE SITE AS IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO NEVER FORGET OUR HISTORY, OUR VETERAN OR THEIR SACRIFICE TO SECURE THE BLESSING OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY.
 
 
The S.U.V.C.W. Simon Shaffer #134 Camp, Lacon, Illinois
Established 28, December 2009
 
Meetings are every month on the 2nd Saturday at 12:00PM. 
Location of the meetings is at the Marshall County Historical Society & Museum
314 5th Street, Lacon, IL 61540.
(During the months of June thru October no meetings)
 
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
 
CAMP #134  MISSION
The Simon Shaffer #134 Camp is dedicated to the memory of the War of the Rebellion UNION Veterans and
The Grand Army of the Republic membership that was located in Lacon, Marshall County Illinois.

The over-all mission of Camp #134, which is numbered after the Grand Army of the Republic Post #134, is to continue to decorate and honor the graves of the GAR members and UNION Veterans buried in the Marshall County, IL  cemeteries. The secondary mission is to honor the mandate of the GAR and by our diligence to uphold the U.S. Consitution and the ideals of Fraternity, Loyalty and Charity that these Veterans will never be forgotten.  

 
 
 
LACON, ILLINOIS
Grand Army of the Republic Post #134 Lacon Illinois
Photo taken circa mid-1920's
 
left to right -  Squire Maxwell, Wm O'Leary (Commander), Addison Tanquary, Henry Rowley, Henry Ebright,
Sam "Simon" Shaffer, Joe Cassidy, Erwin Baldwin and Ren VanDusen.
 
 
For more on the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War go to the National S.U.V.C.W. website at
 
 
 
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
 
View the activities page!
2011
Beginning of the War of the Rebellion  "Civil War"
150th - 12, April 1861 - 12, April 2011
 
Front window of the Marshall County Historical Society & Museum.
 
75 Men volunteered to defend the UNION
"The First Defenders"
 

Marshall County, Lacon, IL

April 20, 1861 enlistments

11th IL Infantry, Company B

 

William Addington

Jacob Barnhart

John Bauer

James Bender

Merwin Black

*Benjamin Blackstone

Welcome Blanchard

John Bommer

Henry Burk

Isaac Carmichael

John Carringan

Israel Coburn

Samuel Cutler

Samuel Deane

Andrew Drake

Casper Eiserhawer

*Thomas Ellis

*Greenbury Fort

Amos Fox

Albert Gore

George Gray

Thomas Gray

Peter Hall

Andrew Hatton

Alexander Hess

Solomon Hower

Egbert Huribut

Willis Huribut

Edwin Jenkins

Fred Jones

Jacob Kuhl

John Larr

George Liend

*Richard Maxwell

John McClanahan

Charles McDonald

John McKinzie

Thomas Newport

George Ogg

Warren Peck

James Platt

Alexander Powers

Michael Rodgers

August Rump

Charles Ryan

Philip Scholl

Alonzo Scott

Walter Scott

James Sebring

Martin Sewell

*Frederick Shaw

John Smith

David Steiger

Henry Thompson

August Traver

Harvey Traver

Jesse Traver

Ralph Tuttle

Hiram Vanantwerp

James Vernay - MOH

Horace Vernay

Joseph Walker

*James Wesley

Solomon Wier

Peter Wires

*Alfred Wilcox

Cornelius Wilson

Loren Worley

*Calvin Wright

*Daniel Wright

*George Wright

*James Wright

John Wyner

Frank Zimmerman

 

*Buried in Lacon Cemetery

MOH – Medal of Honor

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
2010 
Every Saturday - Volunteering  at the  Marshall County Historical Society and Museum .... Lacon, IL
3PM - 3, June 2010 - Speaking at the St Josephs Home ..... Lacon, IL 
8, May 2010 - SUVCW Encampment at Rockford, IL
12:30, May 30th 2010 - Memorial Day Services (with the104th IL)  ...... Tonica, IL Cemetery
11AM, MAY 31st 2010 - MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES ...... Lacon, IL Cemetery
8AM to 8PM - 27 & 28 August 2010 - Old Settlers Day (Historical Society Open house) ...... Lacon IL 
28, August 2010 - Grave side ceremony of Albert Cashier ...... Saunemin, IL
9AM to 4 PM - 4 & 5 September 2010 - GAR Living History at the Graue Mill ......... Hinsdale, IL
9AM to Noon - 10, September 2010 - Civil War & GAR presentation - School tours ... Lockport, IL 
Help the placement of  the Veteran gavestone and others damaged by vandals at Lacon Cemetery
Halloween weekend, 2010 - Stood guard at the Lacon Cemetary during the evening hours.
2PM - 6, November 2010, Henry Fox Memorial Service - Medal of Honor - Dwight, IL
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 LAST WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 2010
Lacon, IL ....... Vandals entered the park by the river and destroyed benches and lights then walked down the alleyway and struck at the cemetery.  A  dozen gravestones had been toppled over.  Most were the old-type four foot monolith on pedestal. They are  unstable with the passing of time and easy to knockover. 
The worst damage was to our own and are OUR responsibility. 
War of the Rebellion Veteran, Private David Gilson, headstone was ripped out of the dirt and left lying face down.   The red/white&blue ribbon and flowers were left on it.  NOTE: This is the relative of Brother Jerry Brown.  While Jerry was here last May he made a copper nametag and mounted it on the stone.  Fortunately it is still affixed.
 
Across from Gilson, the stake marking the resting place of War of the RebellionVeteran,  Private Cornelius Twinam stone (which has been lying on the  ground for the past 20 years or so) was broken off and the ribbon thrown about. 
I know you are  feeling the ache that I feel inside of my heart concerning this incident. 
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A special THANK YOU to Jeff DeFrance and his crew, Mike Thompson and Tim Kelly of Mastercraft Memorials in Metamora, for placing the gravestones upright and secure.  All 14 upturned garevstones were righted and secured by the crew.

 
 Cornelius Twinam standing tall once more. 
 
 
 
A special THANK YOU to Janet Giugler 
who has taken most of the photo's used on this site.
 
 
 
 
 

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