The Ste. Genevieve Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Camp No. 326 installed its 2020 officers during a ceremony at the Orris Theatre on January 14.
The officers are Ed Millinger, camp commander; Mike Schaaf, senior vice commander; Tom Greminger, junior vice commander and counselor; Gary Scheel, treasurer; Bob Mueller, secretary; and Paul Kist and Jerry Kasten, counselors.
The camp is named in honor Ste. Genevieve’s Lieutenant Colonel J. Felix St. James, who died on April 8, 1862, as a result of wounds received during the battle of Shiloh.
The local camp collects information on soldiers from Ste. Genevieve who served during the war, offers presentations on Civil War history, conducts programs at local schools, helps provide tombstones for unmarked Civil War soldier graves, conducts re-enactments of area Civil War events, and participates in local events such as Rural Heritage Day, the Fourth of July Freedom Celebration, Memorial Day, and the Deja Vu Spirit Reunion.
Those interested in the Civil War who would like to join the group can contact Gary Scheel at [email protected]
(Information in a release from the Ste. Genevieve Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Camp No. 326.)