Sunday, April 21, 2013

Getting My Civil War Fill Here in Springfield, Illinois

Spent yesterday doing a lot of Civil War stuff.

All morning and into the afternoon, I was at the Illinois Division Sons of Confederate Veterans annual meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  That went into the early afternoon and then I went to the Grand Opening of the "Camp Butler:  Civil War Story" exhibit at the Elijah Iles House.  This house is the oldest home in Springfield and the new exhibit is in the basement.

I had a long talk with our counterpart group, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.   Like us, they are having a membership problem and at one time were down to just one camp in the state, but now they are coming back with eight camps and almost 200 members.  At one time we had more SCV members in the state than there were SUV.

A Good Day Here in Springfield.  --Old Secesh

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