Local Sons of Union Veterans camp inducts new members


Pictured, from left, are Henry Myers, Eugene Huffman and Tom Metcalf (holding flag).


RIO GRANDE — The local Cadot-Blessing Camp 126 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War recently inducted its latest members.

Eugene Huffman joins on his great-great-grandfather Henry Rowland, who mustered into Company B, 2nd Regiment Ohio Cavalry on Feb. 13, 1865, and mustered out on July 27, 1865.

The camp also inducted Thomas Metcalf, who joins on his great-uncle George Metcalf, who mustered into Company H, 27th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on Aug. 27, 1862, and mustered out July 11, 1865.

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a congressionally chartered organization founded for charitable, fraternal, patriotic and educational purposes and is the sole heir to the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) the country’s first Veterans Organization started in 1866.

Any person with Civil War ancestry is encouraged to pay the ultimate honor to their ancestor by joining our ranks and honoring the “Boys that wore the Blue.”

Pictured, from left, are Henry Myers, Eugene Huffman and Tom Metcalf (holding flag).
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Camp-Flag-Quick-e-mail-view.jpgPictured, from left, are Henry Myers, Eugene Huffman and Tom Metcalf (holding flag).
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