2015 Dispatches

The November meeting will be Veteran's Day (November 11) with a ceremony at Hartsville Baptist Cemetery for Corporal Barton W. Mitchell . The ceremony will begin at 5:15 PM. 

The December meeting  will be December 14th at Mill Race Center starting at 6:30 PM in our normal room. It will start at 6:30 PM due to another scheduled event until 6:30 PM.


October 19th meeting has been re-scheduled for October 26th at Mill Race Center at 6:00 PM.


Added agenda item: We will be planning the details for the Barton Mitchell grave re-dedication ceremonies that will be held on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Barton Mitchell gravesite in Hartsville, Indiana.  Our SUVCW Brothers from the Benjamin Harrison Camp #356 stationed in Indianapolis/Speedway, Indiana, will be joining our Camp for the grave re-dedication ceremonies on November 11.

Camp Commander Coffman requests a maximum effort by all members to attend the meeting on Monday, October 19, to be a part of the planning process for the Barton Mitchell grave re-dedication ceremony that will occur in the early evening hours on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015.


 The October 2015 meeting of the SUVCW John B. Anderson Camp will occur on Monday, October 19, 2015.  The meeting will be held at the Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey Street in Columbus, Indiana starting at 6:00 PM and concluding at 7:45 PM.


  • We will be going forward with the discussion of our presentation strategy to both the Bartholomew County Council and Jennings County Council for our Civil War Monuments projects, in addition to generating ideas for fundraising events in funding both projects.
  • We will discuss future projects, Activities, and dates for 2016.  Please bring your ideas and calendar with you.
  • Upcoming election of Officers for 2016
  • Any additional new business will be discussed.


2015 Meeting Schedule for the John B Anderson Camp #223. 

The meetings will be at the Mill Race Center in Columbus, Indiana.

September 28th     6:00 PM-8:00 PM

October 19th           6:00 PM-8:00 PM

November 16th       6:00 PM-8:00 PM

December 14th        6:00 PM-8:00 PM


Memorial Day Activities:  Date: Wednesday, May 20 with a rain date of Thursday, May 21. 

- Columbus City Cemetery: Placement of American Flags on Veteran'€™s Graves.

Phil McClure is coordinating this event.  Please contact Phil if you are interested in participating in this event. Phil McClure: Home - 812-579-5127, Cell: 812-371-2280.  The start time is 10:00 A.M., and the end time is to be determined


"Government"€ Memorial Day Activities:  Monday, May 25, 2015.

Please be dressed in full uniform with accouterments and rifle with rounds.

Cemeteries: (If you have a need of any help call Jim Jackson 812-390-7646)

  1. Columbus City Cemetery -€“ Time: 9:00 A.M.  Please be dressed and ready at the GAR monument at the City Cemetery - west side of Chestnut Street, north side of 16th Street and southeast of Donner Park.
  2. Garland Brook Cemetery -€“ Time: 10:00 A.M.  Corner of 10th street and Gladstone.
  3. Springer Cemetery -€“ Time: 11:00 AM.   National Road and 475 S. by Elizabethtown.