History of the Nebraska SUV


Nov 2, 1998

SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
A/K/A  SONS OF VETERANS, USA
Nebraska Division 1883-1952?
Compiled by Dave Wells   Omaha, Nebraska 68127     (All rights reserved)

    This list contains all known locations of SV (SUV) Camps in Nebraska. Membership was open to any male, 18 years or older, who was a direct descendent of a honorably discharged Civil War veteran from the Union Army or Navy. All of the Nebraska charters were part of the "Camp" system.  There are no known locations of the "Post" system, as used by the rival Sons of Veterans of the GAR.  Over 250 Camps are known to have existed in Nebraska.     
    A provisional department was organized at the GAR Reunion at Hastings on Sept. 7, 1883 with 3 Camps.  It was made a permanent department at the GAR Encampment in Fremont on Jan. 30, 1884.  During the first two years (1883-84) 24 Camps were started.  Growth would slow during the next three years (1885-1887) due to a lack of support from National Headquarters and from the local GAR Posts.  Although the GAR initially welcomed the SV, many were offended by the use of military rank and copycat uniforms by the SV.  In addition, the GAR did not want to have to choose between the rival SV organizations, urging them to work out their differences and merge. Many GAR Posts simply ignored the SV Camps and did not include them in any GAR functions while they waited for official reaction.  Some Camps closed because the sons found it difficult to belong to a group their fathers wouldn't support.  The Nebraska Division was very outspoken concerning this lack of support by the GAR. After finally receiving official recognition by the GAR in 1888, the order grew quickly, reaching 112 active Camps by September 1891.  The order then began to decline due to hard economic times and changes in eligibility.     
    At the 1892 National convention, the minimum age was raised from 18 to 21, forcing many members out of the organization.  Then in 1893 the Dept. Commander cracked down on many of the delinquent Camps in an attempt to make them improve their weakened status  Many Camps closed  when they could not meet these toughened standards.  The decline continued with the Spanish-American War (1898-1902) removing even more members from their ranks.  By 1903 there were only  4 or 5 active Camps. The GAR finally began to give them more support.  A major re-organization of the Department began with over 30 new Camps being started by 1930.  The organization, dorment in Nebraska since the 1950's, was restarted with the mustering of Camp #1 Omaha/Lincoln on Oct. 5, 1996.     
    There were three stages to forming a Camp.  First was the ORGANIZATION meeting where names and fees would be collected.  Next they would apply for APPROVAL by National Headquarters, which would issue the charter, and third, the official MUSTERING of the Camp.
    The method used to assign Camp numbers led to quite a bit of confusion.  Camp numbers were often re-assigned when a Camp would close.  Sometimes a Camp would be restarted, only to find its' number had been given to someone else, requiring it to take a new number. Why some Camps were given reissued numbers and others previously unused numbers, is not clear, but the result is numerous cases where a town will have different Camp numbers over the years.  It also meant there is more than one town that was Camp 2, 3, 4, etc.  I have added a letter code after the number (I.E. 2-B, 2-C, 2-D), to clarify this multiple use of a given Camp number.
     There are a few cases where the local newspaper listed Sons of Veterans in the Memorial Day program, but there is no other indication of the existence of a Camp.  It is apparently just a general reference and should not be taken as evidence that a Camp had been organized. These were not included in the list of known Camps, but may be found at the end of this list.
      The official paper of the Nebraska Sons of Veterans in 1884-5 was the "Cynosure", published out of Lincoln.  That was changed in 1886 to the "Sons of Veterans Advocate", which was published in Springfield, Illinois. Other related papers were the North Nebraska Veteran-Norfolk (1889), Sons of Veterans News-Hastings (1891), the Nebraska Defender-Lincoln,(1893-4), and the Nebraska Veteran-Omaha (1897-98).

#     Camp Location/Name of Camp 

1     WEEPING WATER   Mustered Feb. 19, 1883        23 Members
        Weeping Water
                                          Rechartered as Camp 62 in 1889

1-B   OMAHA           Mustered Aug. 23, 1887        22 Members    ****
        George Crook    Major General George Crook 1829-1890...Army Commander at Ft. Omaha
                                  Remustered Sept. 23, 1915 as  Manderson     27 Members
        Bvt. Brig. Gen. Charles F. Manderson 1837-1911...U. S. Senator...Buried in Central City
                                  Remustered Oct. 5, 1996 as  Vifquain          25 Members
       Lt. Col. Victor Vifquain-97th Ill. Inf. 1836-1904..Nebraska resident..awarded Medal of Honor
      See Camp 21 in 1884 and 72 in 1889 also

2     BRADSHAW        Mustered July 13, 1883
       Manderson       Bvt. Brig. Gen. Charles F. Manderson 1837-1911...U. S. Senator...Buried in Central City
       See Camp 4-C in 1893 also

2-B   CRETE           Mustered April 26, 1890       (12) Members
         Holland         Name from GAR Post
         (Crete was originally given #94, but by Sept. it was changed, since #94 was also assigned to Crawford)
         See Camp 52-B in 1888 also

2-C   MAYWOOD         Mustered Nov. 18, 1893        18 Members
         A. C. Barry     Sgt. Abraham C. Barry-67th Pa. Inf. 1843-1920...Commander GAR Post 303 in Maywood...

2-D   HEBRON          Mustered March 10, 1897       (15) Members
         U. S. Grant     Major General Ulysses Simpson Grant 1822-1885...18th President of the U.S.
        See Camp 91 in 1890 also

2-E   FAIRFIELD       Mustered Dec. 7, 1899         22 Members
         Stotsenberg     Col. John M. Stotsenberg-1st Nebraska Inf. Vol. 1859-1899...Killed in the Philippines
                                  Disbanded 6/30/1900
        See Camp 4-B in 1890 also

2-F   MARQUETTE�     Mustered March 23, 1904       30 Members
        Graham    Lt. Col. Robert W. Graham-73 Ind. Inf. 1813-1889...Member of Marquette GAR Post 142

2-G   SCHUYLER        Mustered May 4, 1937          17 Members
         Phil Sheridan   Name from GAR Post
         See Camp 11 in 1884 also

3     DORCHESTER�    Org. July 13, 1883            30 Members
       Garfield      Major General James Garfield-42nd Ohio Inf. 1831-1881...mortally wounded in July 1881
                                    Disbanded by February 1894
       Ladies auxiliary organized 12/15/1891  (LAS #1)

3-B   FAIRMONT        Mustered March 21, 1897       48 Members
         W. T. Sherman   Major General William Tecumseh Sherman 1820-1891...Civil War and Indian Wars
                                     Camp suspended March 31, 1900
         See Camp 17 in 1884 also

3-C   LAWRENCE        Mustered July 14, 1900        21 Members
         Stotsenberg     Col. John M. Stotsenberg-1st Nebr. Inf. Vol. 1859-1899...Killed in the Philippines
                                      Camp suspended Dec. 31, 1900

3-D   HAMPTON         Mustered June 18, 1904        27 Members
         Sheridan     Major General Philip Sheridan

4     YORK            Mustered Oct. 4, 1883         16 Members
       Sherman         Major Gen. William T. Sherman 1820-1891...Civil War and Indian Wars
                              Reorganized 2/8/1886          20 Members
       See Camp 146-B in 1918 also

4-B   SPRING RANCHE   Approved April 14, 1890       18 Members
         (In Clay County southwest of Fairfield)
         See E176 & Camp 2-E in Fairfield also

4-C   BRADSHAW        Mustered April 22, 1893       17 Members
         See Camp 2 in 1883 also

4-D   BUTTE           Mustered May (21), 1897       15 Members
         Butte               Remustered March 27, 1905     16 Members
                                Remustered May 26, 1917       25 Members
                                Dropped 9/30/1919

4-E   SHELBY          Approved March 18, 1898       20 Members
      J. A. Tarble    Pvt. John A. Tarble-112th Ill. Inf. Co. G
                      1828-1910...Member GAR Post 102 in Shelby...

5     BROMFIELD       (Sept.) 1883
      Star            Name from GAR Post
                              Rechartered as Camp 108 in 1890

5-B   BEAVER CROSSING  Approved May 16, 1890        15 Members

5-C   FREMONT         Mustered June 17, 1892        25 Members
      L. D. Richards  Pvt. Lucuis Dunbar Richards-15th/17th Vermont Inf.
                      1847-1931..Commander GAR Post 4 in Fremont 1889-90

6     8 MILE GROVE    Org. Oct. 13, 1883            ****
      Custer          Brevet Major General George A. Custer

6-B   ULYSSES         Mustered June 6, 1890         20 Members
      Ulysses

6-C   LUSHTON         Mustered May 28, 1898         18 Members
      Allison         Lt. Frank Allison-99th Ind. Inf.
                      1840-1897...First Commander GAR Post 306 in Lushton
                             See Camp 114 in 1891 also

7     WELLS           (Nov.) 1883
      Sigel           Major General Franz Sigel
                      1824-1902...German born 11th Corp. Commander
                              Rechartered as Camp 22 in 1891

7-B   OAKDALE         Mustered May 28, 1890
      Harrison        Bvt. Brig. General Benjamin Harrison
                      1833-1901...70th Ind. Inf...President 1889-1893
              Changed in 1891 to
      Gen. Miles      Major General Nelson A. Miles
                      1839-1925...Civil War and Indian War..
                              See Camp 24 in 1884 also

7-C   TRENTON         Mustered Nov. 3, 1893         19 Members
      Gettysburg      Name from GAR Post

8     OSCEOLA         Mustered Dec. (13), 1883
      S.W. Coglizer   Commander of Nebraska Division-Sons of Veterans
                      Son of Pvt. Zurah Coglizer-4th Ohio Inf.
                             See Camp 38 in 1891 also

8-B   CHESTER         Org. June (21), 1890          12 Members
      Vicksburg       Approved for charter July 8

8-C   PERU            Mustered Dec. 9, 1898         16 Members
      Dewey           Admiral George Dewey
                      1837-1917...Commanded Navy in Spanish-American War
                      Camp suspended March 31, 1899
                              See Camp 15-C in 1919 also

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9    BLUE HILL       Mustered Feb. 26, 1884          ****
     Sheridan        Major General Philip Sheridan
                     Disbanded by 1891

9-B   HAIGLER         Mustered Nov. 26, 1892        19 Members
      Benson          Pvt. David Benson-80th Ohio Inf.
                      1840-1932...Buried in Dundy County
                      Not in "running order" by Feb. 1894

9-C   SHUBERT         Mustered Oct. 21, 1898        16 Members
      Church Howe     Capt. Church Howe-6/15th Mass. Inf.
                      1839-1915...Nebraska GAR Commander in 1894
                      Camp suspended March 31, 1900

10    FRIEND          Mustered April 10, 1884
      National Banner
                      Reorganized 1/20/1891

10-B  BELLWOOD        Mustered Dec. 1, 1892         15 Members
      Al Bouton       Pvt. Albert A. Bouton-12th Mich. Inf. Co. B
                      1837-1924...Commander GAR Post 83 in Bellwood
                      Camp suspended March 31, 1900

11    SCHUYLER        Mustered May 8, 1884                 ****
      Logan           Major General John A. Logan
                      1826-1886...Popular National GAR Commander
                      Remustered December 6, 1890   17 Members
                             See Camp 2-G in 1937 also

11-B  GRAND ISLAND    Mustered April 14, 1916       31 Members
      Humphrey        Pvt. George C. Humphrey-75th Ohio Inf.
                      1846-1925...GAR Dept. Commander...Buried in Doniphan
                      (His son was a member of Camp)-Camp dropped Dec. 1917
                      #11 was selected to match GAR Post #
                              See Camp 81 in 1889 also

12    WAHOO           (August 1884)                        ****
      Lyon            Brig. General Nathaniel Lyon
                      1818-1861...First Union General Killed in the War
              Reorganized as
      Davis           Sgt. Joseph N. Davis-58th Ind. Inf.
                      1829-1927...First Commander GAR Post 90

13    LEXINGTON       Org. March 28, 1884                  ****
      Joe Hooker      Major General Joseph Hooker
                      1814-1879...Army of the Potomac
                      Reorganized March (13), 1889   40 Members
                             See Camp 28-B in 1893 & 112-B in 1916 also

13-B  GORDON          Mustered March 30, 1893       21 Members

14    BROCK           (April 1884)                   ****
      George Thomas   Major General George Henry Thomas
                      1816-1870..."Rock of Chicamuga" died in March 1870
                      Disbanded by 1891

14-B  RAYMOND         Mustered Dec. 31, 1892        18 Members
                      Charter annulled 1-15-1896

14-C  STEELE CITY     Mustered March 11, 1898       23 Members
      C.L. Fowler     Musician/Drummer Charles Leonidas Fowler-1st Iowa Inf.
                      1841-1920...Commander GAR Post 14 in Steele City
                      (Number chosen to match GAR Post #)
                      Camp suspended March 31, 1899

15   BENNET          (April 1884)                    ****
     Lincoln         President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in April 1865
              Reorganized in 1888 as
     Harrison        Bvt. Brig. Gen. Benjamin Harrison
                     1833-1901...19th President of the U.S.
                              See Camp 142-B in 1915 also

15-B  LONG PINE       Mustered Jan. 5, 1893         18 Members

15-C  PERU            Mustered Aug. 22, 1919        22 Members
      Shiloh          Camp disbanded December 1921
                              See Camp 8-C in 1898 also

15-D  NELIGH          Mustered April 16, 1923       16 Members
      D. C. Bliss     Pvt. David Cleveland Bliss-2nd Wisc. Cav.
                      1843-1923...Died in Minden on March 27
                      Camp Dropped December 1926
                              See Camp 99 in 1890 also

16    GENEVA          (July 1884)                   ****
      Wilson          Name from GAR Post
                Reorganized July 23, 1890     22 Members

16-B  HAY SPRINGS     Mustered Aug. 22, 1919        34 Members
      Hay Springs
                      Charter revoked March 1924
                      …Ladies auxiliary organized in 1922   (ASUV #3)
                              See Camp 31-B in 1893 also

17    FAIRMONT        Mustered Aug. 23, 1884            ****
      Ellsworth       Col. Ephriam E. Ellsworth-11th N.Y. Zouaves
                      1837-1861...First Senior Officer killed in the war
                      Disbanded by 1891
                             See Camp 3-B in 1897 also

17-B  SIDNEY          Mustered Jan. 21, 1893        32 Members
      H. A. Morrow    Bvt. Major General Henry Morrow-24th Mich. Inf
                      1829-1891...Commander at Ft. Sidney when he died
                      Disbanded 12/31/1900

17C   STELLA          Mustered April 23, 1902       29 members
      Stotsenberg     Col. John M. Stotsenberg-1st Nebr. Inf. Vol.
                      1859-1899...Killed April 23, 1899 in the Philippines

17-D  HASTINGS        Mustered Sept. 2, 1919        24 Members
      James Laird     Capt. James Laird-16th Mich. Inf.
                      1849-1889...Adams County pioneer...Buried in Hastings
                      Camp dropped 3/31/1943
                              See Camp 20 in 1884 also

18    AURORA          Mustered July 14, 1884        10 Members       ****
      Chandler        Name from GAR Post
                      Camp closed Feb. 25, 1888
                              See Camp 108 in 1890 and 31-C in 1930 also

18-B  HUNTLEY         Approved Jan. 2, 1893
      Dick Oglesby    Name from GAR Post
                      Remustered April 25, 1910     27 Members
                      Camp suspended June 30, 1911

18-C  ASHLAND         Mustered Oct. 9, 1919         27 Members
      Ashland         Disbanded 6/30/1926

18-D  SCOTTSBLUFF     Mustered May 24, 1928         17 Members
      Seth Raymond    Lt. Seth Raymond-3rd Wisc. Inf.
                      1835-1910...Buried in Scottsbluff
                      Camp suspended Dec. 31, 1934

19    LINCOLN         Org. June 6, 1884
      Sumpter
              Reorganized June 15, 1888 as          (18 Members)
      Cpl. Rhil       Cpl. William H. Rhial-1st N.Y. Cav.
                      1843-1863...Killed June 23 at Greencastle, Pa.
                      First Union Soldier killed north of the M/D line.
                              See Camps 52 & 144-B & 162 also

19-B  BENKELMAN       Mustered Aug. 5, 1920         35 Members
      Benkelman
                      Camp dropped December 1926
                              See Camp 63-B in 1894 also

20    HASTINGS        Org. July 28, 1884
      Strickland      Name from GAR Post
              Reorganized Jan 8, 1887 as            12 Members
      John A. Logan   General Logan died December 26, 1886
                      Disbanded by Feb. 1894
                             €See Camp 17-D in 1919 also

20-B  DAVID CITY      Mustered Dec. 9, 1920         16 Members
      Garfield        Major General James Garfield
                      1831-1881...20th President of the U.S.
                      Camp dropped 6/30/1923
                              See Camp 90 in 1890 also

21    OMAHA           Mustered Aug. 30, 1884
      Meade           Major General George Gordon Meade
                      1815-1872...Commander-Army of the Potomac
              Reorganized June 4, 1895 as           18 Members
      Frank Moores    Capt. Frank E. Moores-8th Ohio Cav./44th Ohio Inf.
                      1840-1906...Member Omaha GAR Post 7...Mayor of Omaha
                      Combined with Camp 1 on Jan 1, 1898                    
                See Camp 1-B in 1887 and 72 in 1889 also

21-B  CURTIS          Mustered March 18, 1893       25 Members
                      Charter revoked Jan. 12, 1895

21-C  TECUMSEH        Mustered Aug. 12, 1921        21 Members
      Tecumseh
                      Camp dropped June 1941
                      …Ladies auxiliary organized in 1922   (ASUV #5)
                              See Camp 33 in 1886 & 100-B in 1898 also

22   OAKDALE         Mustered Nov. 8, 1884                 ****
     Minor
                              Rechartered as Camp 7-B in 1890

22-B  BLADEN          Approved Jan. 15, 1891        24 Members
      Sigel           Major General Franz Sigel
                      1824-1902...German Born 11th Corp. Commander
                              See Camp 7 in 1883 also

22-C  UNIVERSITY PLACE  Mustered March 21, 1922     28 Members
      University Place
                        Camp dropped May 1928
                        …Ladies auxiliary organized 3/1/1922   (ASUV #4)
                              See Camp 148 in 1892 also

23    EDGAR           (Nov. 1884)                   ****
      Edgar           Disbanded by 1891

23-B  CHAMPION        Approved Feb. 17, 1893        16 Members

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24    KENESAW         Mustered March 1885           18 Members   ****
      Ord             Major Gen. Edward Otho Cresap Ord
                      1818-1883...Commander-24th Army Corp
               Reorganized Sept. 24, 1892-Disbanded by Feb. 1894

25    RED CLOUD       Mustered March 11, 1885       10 Members
      H.S. Kaley      Sgt. Henry Solomon Kaley-123rd Ohio Inf.
                      1844-1881..Webster County pioneer..buried in Red Cloud
               Reorganized 6/12/1891         18 Members

26    BEATRICE        Mustered May (29), 1885
      A.V. Cole       Pvt. Albert Cole-4th Mich. Inf./6th Mich Cav.
                      ...Nebraska GAR Commander in 1885
              Reorganized 3/11/1891 as
      Capt. J. Hill   Capt. John E. Hill-111th Ohio Inf.
                      1838-1914...Member GAR Post 25 in Lincoln...
                      Charter surrendered in 1894

27    MINDEN          Mustered May (14), 1885
      Lew Wallace     Major Gen. Lew Wallace
                      Org. Feb. 5, 1885-Disbanded by 1891
                              See Camp 140-B in 1914 also

27-B  ARLINGTON       Mustered March 28, 1893       22 Members
      W. J. Crane     Pvt. William J. Crane-85th N.Y. Inf.
                      1840-1929...First Commander GAR Post 46 in Arlington

28    ELK CREEK       (June 1885)                   ****
      M. Super        Pvt. Michael Super-62nd Ohio Inf
                      1829-1884...Buried in Elk Creek
                      Disbanded by 1891

28-B  LEXINGTON       Mustered March 27, 1893       20 Members
      A. H. Church    Sgt. Alonzo Church-14th Ill. Inf.
                      1844-1895...Member GAR Post 69..GAR Dept. Cmdr 1893-4
              Reorganized in 1897 as                18 Members
      I.P. Griswold   Sgt. Ira Palmer Griswold-103rd Ohio Inf. Co. F
                      1842-1918...Commander GAR Post 112 in Lexington
                      Camp suspended 3/31/1900
                              See Camp 13 in 1884 & 112-B in 1916 also

29    WOOD RIVER      Org. Feb. 26, 1885
      B. B. White     Wagoner Barnabus White-18th Iowa Inf.
                      1821-1884...Member GAR Post 134 in Wood River
                      Disbanded by 1891

29-B  RAVENNA         Mustered April 29, 1893       19 Members
      Ravenna

30    BEAVER CITY     (July) 1885                   18 Members
      Union

30-B  SUPERIOR        Mustered April 18, 1930       25 Members
      Superior
                      Camp suspended 9/30/1935
                              See Camp 60 in 1889 also

31    NORTH PLATTE    (August), 1885                          ****
      U. S. Grant     General Grant died July 23, 1885
              Reorganized 4/(11)/1890-Disbanded by Aug. 1891
                             See Camp 169 in 1896 also

31-B  HAY SPRINGSÿ�     Approved Aug. 2, 1893         19 Members
                              See Camp 16-C in 1919 also

31-C  AURORA          Mustered Aug. 7. 1930         24 Members
      Delevan Bates   Brig. Gen. Delevan Bates-121st N.Y. Inf.
                      1840-1918...Medal of Honor...Buried in Aurora
                      Camp suspended 12/31/1934
                              See Camp 18 in 1885 & 108 in 1890 also

32    BURNETT         Mustered Dec. (15), 1885      18 Members
      Rosecrans       Major Gen. William Starke Rosecrans-
                      1819-1888...Retired from Congress in 1885
                      Disbanded by 1891
                              A/K/A TILDEN

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33    TECUMSEH        Mustered June (14), 1886      13 Members
      John M. Thayer  Bvt. Major Gen. John Thayer-1st Ne. Inf
                      1820-1906...Nebraska GAR Commander 1886
                              See Camp 100-B in 1898 also

34    ST. EDWARD      Approved July 9, 1886         20 Members
      O. H. LaGrange  Bvt. Brig. Gen. Oscar Hugh LaGrange-
                      1837-1915...1st Wisc. Cav./4th Wisc. Inf.
                      (GAR Post included numerous Wisc. veterans
              Reorganized Oct. 25, 1895 as          19 Members
      P. A. Barrows   Pell Barrows-Nebr. SV Commander 1892-93
                      Member of Camp 34...Camp suspended 3/31/1901

35    ALBION          Mustered Nov. 18, 1886        16 Members
      James B. Steadman-Custer County pioneer
                      1832-1896...Buried in Broken Bow
                      Camp suspended 3/31/1899

36    HARDY           Approved Oct. 1, 1886         24 Members
      Gen. Hatch      Brevet Major General Edward Hatch
                      1832-1889...Stationed at Ft. Robinson
              Reoganized 1/19/1891 as
      Lewellwn
----------------1887---------------------------------------1887-------------
      Another Camp started in 1887 was 1-B.  See E176 also

37    DAVENPORT       Approved Jan. 10, 1887          ****
      C. R. Deming    Charles R. Deming...1852-?
                      Son of Cpl. Henry R. Deming-148th Ohio Inf.
                      (Camp organized in 1884, but apparantly not mustered)

38    GREENWOOD       Approved March 10, 1887        ****
      Greenwoodÿ                              
                Rechartered as Camp 87 in 1889

38-B  OSCEOLA         Mustered Dec. 27, 1890        32 Members
      S.W. Coglizer   Samuel W. Coglizer of Weeping Water Camp 1
                      First Commander Nebraska Division S of V 1883-5
                      Son of Pvt. Zurah S. Coglizer-4th Ohio Inf.
                      Camp suspended 9/30/1908
                              See Camp 8 in 1883 also

39    EWING           Approved April 6, 1887
      Ewing           Disbanded by February 1894

40    ST. PAUL        Mustered April 25, 1887ÿ      St. Paul
               Reorganized Nov. (14), 1890   20 Members

41    PONCA           (June 1887)                   ****
      Custer          Brevet Major General George A. Custer
                      Applied for reinstatement April (17), 1892
                              See Camp 168 in 1896 also

42    HOLDREGE        Mustered Aug. (26), 1887      25 Members
      Glover          Name from GAR Post

43    BLOOMINGTON     Approved Sept. 15, 1887       16 Members
      McDonald        Sgt. Alexander McDonald-6th Iowa Inf.
                      1823-1884...Buried in Bloomington
              Reorganized May 14, 1890 as
      Phil Sheridan   Major General Philip Sheridan
                      1831-1888...Cavalry Commander...
                      Disbanded by Aug. 1891

44    CREIGHTON       Approved Sept. 30, 1887       27 Members
      Creighton

45    WACO            Approved Oct. 22, 1887        10 Members
      Washington      George Washington-First President
                      Disbanded by 1891

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46    DONIPHAN        Approved Feb. 1, 1888         12 Members
      R. E. Holcomb   Possibly Col. R.E. Holcomb-1st La. Inf.
      or  Richard Holcomb-84th Ohio Inf. Co. L-resident of Clarks

47    WILBER          Mustered March 6, 1888        19 Members
      Harker          Name from GAR Post
                      Camp suspended 12/31/1901

48    STOCKHAM        Approved April 23, 1888       12 Members
      Griffin         Name from GAR Post
                      Disbanded by February 1894

49    LEE PARK        Mustered June 13, 1888        12 Members
      Geary           Major General John White Geary
                      1819-1873...Chattanooga...Atlanta...
                      Disbanded by February 1894
                              A/K/A MYRTLE & KINGSTON

50    PLATTSMOUTH     Mustered June 6, 1888         21 Members
      Capt. Palmer    Capt. Henry E. Palmer-11th Kansas Cav.
                      1841-1911...Member GAR Post 45 in Plattsmouth...

51    KEARNEY         Approved Sept. 17, 1888       18 Members    ****
      McPherson       Major Gen. James Birdseye McPherson
                      1828-1864...Killed during Atlanta Campaign
              Remustered Sept. 12, 1924 as          21 Members
      R. W. Oliver    Chaplain Robert William Oliver
                      1837-1899...Port of Washington...Buried in Kearney
                      Camp dropped September 1929

52    LINCOLN         Approved June 16, 1888        18 Members    ****
      Cpl. Rhil       New Charter returned-used old Charter #19 instead
                              See Camps 19 & 144-B & 162 also

52-B  CRETE           Approved June 16, 1888        16 Members    ****
      Holland         Name from GAR Post
                             See Camp 2-B in 1890 also

52-C  PENDER          Mustered May (7), 1890

53    WISNER          Approved June 21, 1888        19 Members
      Harrison        Bvt. Brig. Gen. Benjamin Harrison
                      1833-1901...70th Ind. Inf...President 1889-1893
                      Disbanded by 1891
               Reorganized June 17, 1909     20 Members
                      Camp suspended 9/30/1913

54    BROKEN BOWÿ�      Mustered Dec. 14, 1888        24 Members
      Sheridan        Major General Philip Sheridan
                      1831-1888...Gen. sheridan died Aug. 5th
                      Disbanded by 1891
              Reorganized 8/13/1919 as              18 Members
      Custer          Major General George Custer
                      Camp suspended 12/31/1934

54-B  ORLEANS         Mustered Feb. 12, 1894        36 Members
      J. L. McBrien   Jasper Leonidas McBrien-SV Member
                      1867-1935...Dean of Orleans College...
                      Son of Wm. McBrien-15th Mo. Cav. Co. I

----------------1889----------------------------------------1889-------
                  See E176 also

55    SEWARD          Mustered Jan. 8, 1889         45 Members
      Al. Edwards     Pvt. Allison H. Edwards-191st Penn. Inf.
                      1845-1888...Member GAR Post 3 in Seward...
              Remustered Dec. 13, 1917 as           60 Members
      Seward
                      Camp disbanded December 1923

56    SHICKLEY        Approved Jan. 17, 1889        22 Members
      Shiloh          April battle in 1862

57    ATKINSON        Mustered March 3, 1889        30 Members
      Scott           Possibly James Scott-55th Ill. Inf.
                      Died 1885...Buried in Burnett

58    ADAMS           Approved March 14, 1889       20 Members
      Ft. Blakely     Battle fought in Alabama on April 9, 1865
                      Disbanded by February 1894

59    RISING CITY     Approved March 23, 1889       15 Members
      E. M. Stanton   Name from GAR Post

60    SUPERIOR        Mustered April (20), 1889     30 Members
      Superior
                      Disbanded by 1891
                              See Camp 30-B in 1930 also

61    BARTLETT        Approved March 28, 1889       13 Members
      Tecumseh        Major Gen. William T. "Old Tecumseh" Sherman
                      1820-1891...Civil War and Indian Wars

62    WEEPING WATER   Mustered April 18, 1889       30 Members
      C. N. Baird     Capt. Cyrus Baird-129th Ill. Inf.
                      1833-1912...Member GAR Post 25 in Lincoln...
                              See Camp 1 in 1883 also

63    OHIOWA          Mustered April 13, 1889       29 Members
      Hunter          Name from GAR Post

63-B  BENKELMAN       Mustered Feb. 13, 1894        16 Members
      Thomas Majors   Lt. Col. Thomas J. Majors-1st. Neb. Inf./Cav.
                      1841-1932...Commander GAR Post 302...Lt. Governor
                              See Camp 19-B in 1920 also

64    NELSON          Approved April 5, 1889        29 Members
      Laird           Capt. James S. Laird-16th Mich. Inf.
                      1849-1889...Member Hastings Post 13...

65    PALMYRA         Approved April 23, 1889       16 Members
      Col. Davis      Lt. Col. Joshua B. Davis
                      1833-1889...Nebraska GAR Commander in 1889

66    STRATTON        Approved April 19, 1889       20 Members
      Monitor         First Union ironclad ship

67    TABLE ROCK      Mustered May (14), 1889       19 Members
      Mumford         Pvt. Thomas T. Mumford-2nd Ne. Cav.
                      1840-1914...Buried in Pawnee City

68    INDIANOLA       Mustered May 8, 1889
      J. W. Dolan     Pvt. James Dolan-18th Iowa Inf.
                      Commander GAR Post 154 in Indianola
                      Camp suspended 9/30/1905

69    EXETER          Mustered May (18), 1889
      Bivens          Pvt. James Bivens-9th N.Y. Heavy Artillery
                      1843-1884...Member GAR Post 76 in Exeter...

70    TRUMBELL        Approved May 17, 1889         16 Members
                      Disbanded by August 1891

71    PAWNEE CITY     Mustered June 13, 1889
      Robert Lincoln  Capt. Robert Todd Lincoln-son of Abraham Lincolnÿ
                      1843-1926...Grant's Staff...Sec. of War 1881-85...
                 Remustered May 7, 1920        27 Members
                      Camp dropped 12/31/1924

72    SOUTH OMAHA     Mustered May 28, 1889
      E. K. Wells     Cpl. Edwin K. Wells-1st. Minn. Inf. Co. B
                      ...First Commander GAR Post 282 in South Omaha...
              Reorganized Jan. 18, 1897 as          26 Members
      T.S. Clarkson   Major Thaddeus Clarkson-1st Ill. Arty/3rd Ark. Inf.
                      1841-1915...Nat'l GAR Cmdr. in 1896 from Omaha
                      Camp suspended 6/30/1911
                              See Camp 1-B in 1887 and 21 in 1884 also

73    VACOMA          Approved June 17, 1889        10 Members
      Gettysburg      (In Washington County near Herman)
                              See Herman Camp 154 in 1892 also
                                  A/K/A Fletcher

74    ALEXANDRIA      Approved June 22, 1889        18 Members

75    WESTERN         Approved June 22, 1889        18 Members
      J. F. Lewis     Pvt. James Lewis-
                      1846-1884...Saline County Pioneer

76    LEIGH           Approved June 22, 1889        18 Members
      Lookout Mountain
               Remustered April 8, 1899      15 Members
                      Camp suspended 9/30/1900

77    STANTON         Approved June 22, 1889        20 Members
      Hoosier Valley
                      …Ladies auxiliary organized 8/4/1889   (LAS #4)
                              See Camp 145-B in 1915 also

78    HARVARD         Approved June 24, 1889        30 Members
      Thomas          Pvt. Griffith J. Thomas-1st Wisc. Heavy Arty
                      1847-1926...Member GAR Post 60 in Harvard...
                      Disbanded by February 1894
             Remustered July 27, 1918      15 Members
                      Camp dropped December 1922

79    PLAINVIEW       Mustered August 1889          15 Members
      Plainview

80    LITCHFIELD      Mustered August 1889          16 Members
      Perryville      Name from GAR Post

81    GRAND ISLAND    Mustered Nov. 1, 1889
      O.A. Abbott     Lt. Othman Ali Abbott-9th Ill. Cav.
                      1842-1935..Member GAR Post 11 in Grand Island..Governor
                      Disbanded by February 1894
                              See Camp 11-B in 1916 also

82    LOUP CITY       Mustered Nov. 9, 1889         33 Members
      John Logan      Major General John Alexander Logan
                      1826-1886...Popular National GAR Commander
                      Disbanded by 1891
             Reorganized April 30, 1894 as
      E.O.C. Ord      Major General Edward Otho Cresap Ord
                      1818-1883...Civil War and Indian Wars
             Remustered April 12, 1909     25 Members
                      Camp suspended 3/31/1916

83    CLARKS          Mustered Nov. 14, 1889        30 Members
      O. E. Mason     Pvt. Otis Mason-66th Ill. Inf.
                      1835-1887...Member GAR Post 27 in Clarks...
                      Disbanded by February 1894

84    NORFOLK         Mustered Nov. 5, 1889
      Shiloh

85    JUNIATA         Mustered Dec. 12, 1889        13 Members
      James Laird     Capt. James Laird-16th Mich. Inf.
                      1849-1889...Adams County Pioneer
                      …Ladies auxiliary organized 5/30/1891  (LAS # 3)

---------------1890--------------------------------------1890--------------
Other Camps started in 1890 were 2-B, 4-B, 5-B, 6-B, 7-B, 8-B, 22-B, 38-B,52-B  See E176 also

86    CALLAWAY        Mustered Jan. (23), 1890
      Callaway

87    GREENWOOD       Approved Dec. 11, 1889        16 Members
      Nelson
                              See Camp 38 in 1887 also

88    CHENEY          Approved Dec. 28, 1889        10 Members
                      Disbanded by 1891

89    CENTRAL CITY    Mustered Jan (30), 1890
      Manderson       Bvt. Brig. Gen. Charles F. Manderson
                      1837-1911...19th Ohio Inf...U.S. Senator

90    DAVID CITY      Approved Jan. 25, 1890        22 Members
      Hub Pepper      Drummer Hubbell Pepper-38th Iowa Inf
                      1841-1913...Member GAR Post 10..."Godfather" of Camp
                              See Camp 20-B in 1921 also

91    HEBRON          Mustered March (13), 1890     25 Members
      Phil Kearny     Major General Philip Kearny
                      1815-1862...Killed at Chantilly, Va.
                              See Camp 2-D in 1897 also

92    STERLING        Org. March 21, 1890
      Burnside        Major General Ambrose E. Burnside
                      1824-1881...Gen. Burnside was born in May (Muster date?)

93    MADRID          Approved March 31, 1890       27 Members
      Madrid

94    CRAWFORD        Mustered Aug. 23, 1890        24 Members
      C. B. Fisk      Bvt. Brig. General Clinton Bowen Fisk-
                      1828-1890...Gen. Fisk died July 9, 1890
                      (#94 was incorrectly assigned to Crete in April, 1890)

95    COZAD           Mustered July 25, 1890        14 Members
      Gen. Custer     Major General George Armstrong Custer
                      1839-1876...Civil War and Indian Wars
                      Camp suspended 9/30/1899

96    PALISADE        Approved July 19, 1890        12 Members
                      Ladies auxiliary organized 5/9/1891   (LAS # 2)

97    DEWITT          Org. July (17), 1890          30 Members
      John C. Fremont-General Fremont died July 13, 1890

98    WAYNE           Mustered Aug. 19, 1890        16 Members
      A. J. Ferguson  Cpl. Andrew Ferguson-40th Iowa Inf.
                      1848-1922...Commander GAR Post 5 in Wayne

99    NELIGH          Mustered Aug. (15), 1890      18 Members
      Lewellen        Pvt. Joseph Lewellen-2nd Ks. Cav.
                      1820-1902...Oldest Member of GAR Post 68 in Neligh..
                              See Camp 15-D in 1923 also

100   McCOOK          Mustered Aug. 13, 1890        13 Members
      Gen. McCook     Gen. Alexander McDowell McCook...1831-1903
                      (First SV Camp in Red Willow County)

100-B TECUMSEH        Mustered Feb. 8, 1898         20 Members
      John Roberts    Sgt. Johnston F. Roberts-11th Ill. Cav. Co. B
                      1835-1919...Past Commander GAR Post 47 in Tecumseh..
                      Camp suspended 3/31/1901
                              See Camp 33 in 1886 & 21-C in 1921 also

101   BRAINARD        Approved July 30, 1890        12 Members

102   PETERSBURG      Approved Aug. 4, 1890         15 Members

103   BLAIR           Mustered Aug. 16, 1890        33 Members
      R. A. Alger     Bvt. Major General Russell Alexander Alger-
                      1836-1907...GAR Nat'l Commander in 1889-90...
                      Disbanded by February 1894

104   TOBIAS          Mustered Sept. 13, 1890       (15) Members
      Jesse Morehouse-Name from GAR Post
                              See Camp 135-B in 1911 also

105   FULLERTON       Approved Sept. 24, 1890       25 Members
                              See Camp 143-B in 1915 also

105-B  NORTH BEND     Mustered May 14, 1939         16 Members
       Sully          Brevet Major Gen. Alfred Sully
                      Name & number to match GAR Post
                      Camp suspended 12/31/1941
                              See Camp 167 in 1895 also

106   AUBURN          Approved Oct. 2, 1890         17 Members
      Appleget        A. M. Appleget of Tecumseh Camp 33
                      Commander of Nebraska Sons of Veterans 1888-1890
                      Son of 2nd Lt. Thomas Appleget-28th N.J. Inf.

107   CAMBRIDGE       Mustered Sept. (30), 1890
      Lew Wallace     Major General Lew Wallace
                      1827-1905...Wrote "Ben Hur" in 1890
                      Disbanded by August 1891

108   BROMFIELDÿ�       Mustered Oct. 17, 1890        12 Members
      S. H. Fry       Sgt. Samuel H. Fry-169th Penn. Inf.
                      1826-1890...Member GAR Post 71 in Bromfield...
                      Charter member of Camp 5 in 1883
                      Camp suspended 6/30/1911
                          A/K/A Lerton & Giltner & Cains School House
                              See Camp 5 in 1883 also

109   CLAY CENTER     Mustered Nov. 7, 1890         20 Members

110   CRAB ORCHARD    Mustered Nov. 29, 1890        14 Members
      C. M. Shaw      Capt. of Tecumseh Camp 33 that mustered Camp
                      Son of Sgt. Enns Shaw-68th Ohio Inf.

111   DILLER          Approved Dec. 6, 1890         26 Members
      Dick Tobin      Seaman Richard F. Tobin-U. S. Navy
                      1844-1890...Nat'l GAR Senior Vice-Commander in 1890
                      (Tobin died Nov. 22 after exhausting himself
                      while working on the National GAR Encampment)

112   FAIRBURY        Mustered Dec. 19, 1890        22 Members
      Coates          Frank J. Coates-Nebr. SV Commander 1890-91
                      Son of Sgt. Jefferson Coates-7th Wisc. Inf.
               Reorganized 1/1/1898
                              See Camp 136-B in 1911 also

112-B  LEXINGTON      Mustered March (28), 1916     35 Members
       Lexington
                      Camp dropped March 1920
                      (#112 selected to match GAR Post # in Lexington)
                              See Camp 28-B in 1893 & 13 in 1884 also

113   BASSETT         Mustered Dec. 29, 1890        12 Members
      J. D. Likens    Capt. Jeremiah Likens-30th Ind. Inf.
                      1837-1914...Member GAR Post 291 in Bassett...
                      (He was very active in organizing Camp)

----------------1891---------------------------------------1891---------------
                      See E176 also

114   LUSHTON         Approved Jan. 15, 1891        19 Members
      Allison         Lt. Frank Allison-99th Ind. Inf.
                      1840-1897...Commander GAR Post 306 in Lushton
                      Disbanded by February 1894
                              See Camp 6-C in 1898 also

115   AYR             Approved Feb. 21, 1891        15 Members

116   LYONS           Mustered Jan. 30, 1891        25 Members
      Lyons

117   CRAIG           Approved Feb. 25, 1891        25 Members
      Defiance

118   PAPILLION       Mustered Feb. 14, 1891        18 Members
      Spearman        Capt. James D. Spearman-25th Iowa Inf.
                      1833-1891...Member GAR Post 106 in Springfield

119   HOOPER          Mustered March 1, 1891        17 Members
      Adm. Porter     Admiral David Dixon Porter-
                      1813-1891...Admiral Porter died Feb. 13, 1891
               Reorganized April 1899-suspended 9/30/1911

120   TEKAMAH         Mustered Feb. (9), 1891
      Casey           Lt. Edward W. Casey-22nd U.S. Inf.
                      Killed Jan 7, 1891 at Pine Ridge, S.D.
                              See Camp 141-B in 1914 also

121   BLUE SPRINGS    Mustered Feb. 20, 1891
                              A/K/A SICILY SCHOOL HOUSE

122   REPUBLICAN CITY  Approved March 12, 1891      19 Members
      Forbes          Lt. Jerome Forbes-157 N.Y. Inf.
                      1831-1926...member of Rep. City GAR Post 216
                Remustered May 3, 1926        28 Members
                      Camp suspended 12/31/1934

123   CAMPBELL        Org. March 6, 1891            22 Members
      Campbell

124   MADISON         Approved May 13, 1891         16 Members
      Capt. Wallace   Capt George D. Wallace-7th U.S. Cav.
                      Killed at Wounded Knee in 1890

125   NEBRASKA CITY   Org. March 19, 1891           29 Members
      S.H. Morrison   Lt. Samuel Morrison-2nd Wisc. Inf.
                      1834-1914...Member GAR Post 24 in Nebraska City...
               Remustered August (21), 1919

126   TAYLOR          Approved May 1, 1891          26 Members

127  WILSONVILLE     Approved April 17, 1891       28 Members
     Beaver Valley                      
        Remustered Jan. 15, 1910      25 Members
                      Camp suspended 12/31/1911

128   FALLS CITY      Mustered April 13, 1891       50 Members
      G. W. Randall   Pvt. George Randall-5th Mo. Cav.
                      1841-1863...Killed near Independence, Mo.
                      Nominated by his brother

129   GREELEY         Mustered April 25, 1891
      Sherman         General Sherman died Feb. 14, 1891

130   REYNOLDS        Mustered April 15, 1891

131   SUTTON          Mustered April 25, 1891       25 Members
      H. W. Gray      Col. Hosea W. Gray-6th Iowa Inf.
                      1816-1885...Member GAR Post 19 in Sutton...

132   SPRINGFIELD     Mustered May 9, 1891

133   SYRACUSE        Mustered May 30, 1891         10 Members
      S. C. Case      Pvt. Sackett C. Case-Iowa or Mich. Veteran
                      1842-1879...Local Doctor...Buried in Syracuse
              Reorganized in 1893 as
      Horne           Adj. Othniel Gaylord Horne-100th Ill. Inf.
                      1841-1905...Past Commander GAR Post 21 in Syracuse

134   COLUMBUS        Mustered June 8, 1891         21 Members
      Union
                      Camp suspended 9/30/1946

135   WEST POINT      Mustered July 11, 1891        14 Members
      Valentine       Major Edward Kimble Valentine-7th Iowa Cav.
                      1843-1916..Cuming County Pioneer..Buried in West Point
                Reorganized in 1897

135-B  TOBIAS         Mustered Jan. 25, 1911        16 Members
       Tobias
                              See Camp 104 in 1890 also

136   ANSLEY          Mustered Aug. (8), 1891       18 Members
      Sam Royds       Pvt. Simon Rigby-2nd Maryland Inf.
                      1831-1911...Charter member Ansley GAR Post
                      Disbanded by February 1894
                Remustered Aug. 12, 1920      26 Members
                      Camp disbanded December 1921

136-B  FAIRBURY       Mustered June 20, 1911        28 Members
       C. F. Steele   Calvin F. Steele-2nd Ill. Cav.
                      1844-1910...1902 Nebr. GAR Commander from Fairbury
                      Camp suspended 9/30/1912
                              See Camp 12-B in 1898 & 112 in 1890 also

137   ARCADIA         Approved July 10, 1891        16 Members

137-B  GANDY          Mustered Dec. 9, 1911         23 Members
       Kunkel         Pvt. John Kunkel-16th Ill. Inf.
                      1841-1926...Commander GAR Post 226
                      Camp suspended 9/30/1912
                              See E176 also

138   PLATTE CENTER   Mustered Aug. 1, 1891         11 Members
      John Tannahill  Pvt. John Tannahill-156th Ill. Inf.
                      Capt. of Columbus Camp 134 that mustered Camp

138-B  SPALDING       Mustered May 24, 1912         29 Members
       Phil Sheridan
                      Charter suspended in December 1915

139   DECATOR         Mustered July 29, 1891

139-B  SCOTIA         Mustered Sept. 5, 1913        17 Members
       C. A. Craig
                      Camp suspended 12/31/1913
                              See Camp 142 in 1891 also

140   NEWPORT         Mustered Sept. 12, 1891       23 Members
      John Taylor     Pvt. John C. Taylor-57th Pa. Inf. Co. F
                      Died 1884...Member GAR Post 177 in Stuart...

140-B  MINDEN         Mustered May 19, 1914         32 Members
       Strong         Name from GAR Post-Disbanded March 1928
                              See Camp 27 in 1885 also

141   GIBBON          Mustered Oct. 5, 1891         29 Members
      Old Abe         Eagle mascot of 8th Wisc. Inf....died 1881

141-B  TEKAMAH        Mustered Dec. 9, 1914         27 Members
       C.E. Barker    Lt. Charles Barker-1st/25th Iowa Inf.
                      1836-1910...Burt County Pioneer...Buried in Tekamah
                      Camp disbanded December 1923
                              See Camp 120 in 1891 also

142   SCOTIA          Mustered Nov. 25, 1891        15 Members
      Ricketts        Major General James Ricketts
                      1817-1887...Monocacy...Antietam...Cedar Creek
                              See Camp 139-B in 1913 also

142-B  BENNET         Mustered Feb. 9, 1915         29 Members
       E. T. Piper    Pvt. Edward Piper-34th Ill. Inf.
                      1815-1903...Local Physician...Buried in Bennet
                      Camp dropped September 1918
                              See Camp 15 in 1884 also

143   STUART          Mustered Nov. 28, 1891        11 Members

143-B  FULLERTON      Mustered Feb. 11, 1915        32 Members
       J. F. Storch   Sgt. James Franklin Storch-1st. Nebr. Inf. Sp/Am
                      1870-1899...KIA Phillipines...Brother a member of Camp
                      Camp suspended 3/31/1916
                              See Camp 105 in 1890 also

144   ARBORVILLE      Mustered Nov. 10, 1891        16 Members

144-B  LINCOLN        Mustered March 30, 1915       121 Members
       Nebraska
                      …Ladies auxiliary organized 5/20/1922   (ASUV # 1)
                              See Camps 19 & 52 & 162 also

145   CHAPMAN         Mustered Dec. 9, 1891         14 Members
      Clark Elder     Name from GAR Post

145-B  STANTON        Mustered Feb. 16, 1915        16 Members
       W. H. Porter   Pvt. William Porter-17th Ohio Inf.
                      1834-1913...Buried in Stanton
               Reorganized in 1931...dropped December 1934
                              See Camps 77 in 1889 & 137-B also

146   GRESHAM         Mustered Dec. 12, 1891        29 Members

146-B  YORK           Mustered Sept. 30, 1918       74 Members
       John Lett      Cpl. John Lett-11th Iowa Inf.
                      1841-1937...GAR Dept. Commander in 1905 from York
                      Camp suspended 6/30/1941
                              See Camp 4 in 1884 also

--------------1892--------------------------------------------1892---------
     Other Camps started in 1892 were 5-C, 9-B, 10-B, 14-B    See E176 also

147   STROMSBURG      Mustered Jan. 20, 1892        15 Members
      H. G. Lowe      Pvt. Henry Lowe-126th Ill. Inf.
                      1838-1897...Member GAR Post 59 in Stromsburg...
                      Disbanded by February 1894
              Remustered Sept. 29, 1899 as          20 Members
      Vifguain        Lt. Col. Victor Vifquain-97th Ill. Inf.
                      1836-1904...Nebraska statesman awarded Medal of Honor
                      Camp suspended 6/30/1900

148   UNIVERSITY PLACE  Mustered Feb. 1, 1892       16 Members
      Belknap           Name from GAR Post
                        Charter annulled 1-15-1896
                              See Camp 22-B in 1922 also

149   HUMBOLDT        Mustered March 5, 1892        18 Members
      A. J. Weaver    Archibald J. Weaver-Nebr. Congressman
                      1844-1887...Judge...Lived in Falls City...
                      Charter annulled 1-15-1896

150   PALMER          Mustered Feb. 29, 1892        15 Members
      McKinley        Major William McKinley-23rd Ohio Inf.
                      1843-1901...25th President of the U.S.A.

151   ORCHARD         Mustered March 12, 1892       15 Members
      Hancock         Major General Winfield Scott Hancock
                      1824-1886...Gettysburg...Cold Harbor...

152   CEDAR RAPIDS    Mustered March 11, 1892       16 Members
      Col. Harris     Col. Charles L. Harris-11th Wisc. Inf.
                      1834-1910...First Commander GAR Post 74 in Cedar Rapids

153   GENOA           Mustered March 14, 1892       16 Members
      F. P. Corrick   Frank Corrick-Nebr. SV Commander 1891-92
                      1866-1931...Buried in Lincoln
                      Disbanded by February 1894

154   HERMAN          Mustered March 22, 1892       15 Members
      Appomattox
                              See Camp 73 in 1889 also

155   WHITNEY         Mustered April 16, 1892       15 Members
      Brisbin         Bvt. Major Gen. James Sanks Brisbin-1st U.S. Cav.
                      1837-1892...General Brisbin died Jan. 14, 1892
                      Disbanded by February 1894

156   CHADRON         Mustered April 27, 1892       18 Members
      T.F. Powers     Capt. Thomas Powers-1st Mich. Lancers/16th Mich. Inf.
                      1838-1910...Commander GAR Post 227 in Chadron
               Remustered Aug. 16, 1919      26 Members
                      Camp dropped June 1923
                      …Ladies auxiliary organized in 1922   (ASUV # 2)

157   STRANG          Mustered May 22, 1892         17 Members
                      Closed Dec. 1893-Members transferred to Geneva

158   BARTLEY         Mustered July 16, 1892        21 Members
      J. E. Hathorn   Pvt. John E. Hathorn-1st Maine Heavy Artillery
                      1845-1920...Commander GAR Post 296 in Bartley

159   STOCKVILLE      Mustered June 11, 1892        25 Members
      J. N. Kirby     Pvt. John Kirby-118th Ill. Inf. Co. B
                      1831-1906...Member GAR Post 250 in Stockville...
                      (Camp was originally assigned #2 in error)

  The minimum age was raised from 18 to 21 at the Nat'l Convention in August.
----------------1893----------------------------------------1893--------------
  Other Camps started in 1893 were 2-C, 4-C, 7-C, 13-C, 17-B, 18-B, 21-B,
                               23-B, 27-B, 28-B, 29-B, 31-B  See E176 also

160   WAVERLY         Mustered June 24, 1893        19 Members
      W.B. McArthur   William B. McArthur...Nebr. SV Cmdr 1893-4
                      1865-1918...Buried in Lincoln...
                      Son of Lt. Col. Henry C. McArthur-15th Iowa Inf.
                      Camp suspended 3/31/1900

----------------1894----------------------------------------1894---------
     Other Camps started in 1894 were 54-B & 63-B

161   MILLER          Mustered April 20, 1894       15 Members
                              See E176 Armada also

162   LINCOLN         Mustered April 21, 1894       67 Members
      Amasa Cobb      Bvt. Brig. Gen. Amasa Cobb-5th/43rd Wisc. Inf.
                      1823-1905...Member GAR Post 25 in Lincoln...
                             See Camps 19 & 52 & 144-B also

163   HARTINGTON      Mustered Nov. (7), 1894       35 Members
      Garfield        Major Gen. James Garfield-42nd Ohio Inf.
                      1831-1881...20th President of the U.S.
                      (President Garfield's birthday is in November)
                      "Sons has gone to pieces" per WRC on 8-6-1896

----------------1895---------------------------------------------1895------

164   WATERLOOÿ�        Mustered May 20, 1895         28 Members
      J. M. Thurston  John Mellon Thurston-U. S. Senator
                      1847-1916...SV Member Omaha...came to Nebr. in 1869
                      Son of Pvt. John Thurston-1st Wisc. Cav...KIA...
                      Disbanded in Spring 1898

165   HAYES CENTER    Mustered May 25, 1895         21 Members
      A. J. Coons     Pvt. Alonzo Coons-154th Ill. Inf.
                      1842-1919...Commander GAR Post 260 in Hayes Center

166

167   NORTH BEND      Mustered June 4, 1895         25 Members
      C. L. Morse     Pvt. Chester L. Morse-40th Maine Inf.
                      1843-1903...Member GAR Post 105 in North Bend
                              See Camp 105-B in 1939 also

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168   PONCA           Mustered March 21, 1896       25 Members
      Sheibley        Pvt. Thomas J. Sheibley-1st Penn. Bucktails
                      1845-1908...Commander GAR Post 116 in Ponca
                      Camp suspended 3/31/1906
                              See Camp 41 in 1887 also

169   NORTH PLATTE    Mustered July 23, 1896        19 Members
      J. B. Park      Lt. Col. Josiah Park-4th Mich. Cav.
                      1831-1873...Buried in North Platte
                              See Camp 31 in 1885 also

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     Other Camps started in 1897 were 2-D & 3-B & 4-D

170   LEBANON         Mustered April 16, 1897       25 Members
      James Springer  Pvt. James Springer-116th Ohio Inf.
                      ...Member of Lebanon GAR Post 297
                      Camp disbanded 9/30/1899

171   FARNAM          Approved July 16, 1897        17 Members

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                 See E176 also
Camps started in 1898-1900 were 2-E, 3-C, 4-E, 6-C, 8-C, 9-C, 12-B, 14-C, 76, 119, 135, 147, 100-B
Camps started in 1902-1905 were 2-F, 3-D, 4-D, 17-C
Camps started in 1909-1910 were 82, 127, 18-B, 53
Camps started in 1911-1913 were 135-B, 136-B, 137-B, 138-B, 139-B
Camps started in 1914-1915 were 1-B, 140-B, 141-B, 142-B, 143-B, 144-B, 145-B

----------------1916---------------------------------------1916--------------
     Other Camps started in 1916 were 11-B & 112-B

275   MONROE          Mustered May 12, 1916         21 Members
      Monroe          Camp dropped June 1919
                      (#275 was selected to match Monroe GAR Post #)

Camps started in 1917-19 were 4-D, 15-C, 16-C, 17-D, 18-C, 54, 55, 78, 125, 146-B, 156
Camps started in 1920-25 were 15-D, 19-B, 20-B, 21-C, 22-C, 51, 71, 136
Camps started in 1926-40 were 2-G, 18-D, 30-B, 31-C, 105-B, 122, 145-B

Other Camps that may have been organized, but records don't confirm or no other reference found:
E176 Wabash  (#37)  Application received per Sept. 22, 1887 National Tribune
E176 Orleans        Camp organized per May 16, 1889 Armada Watchman
E176 Armada         Meeting to organize Camp July 12, 1890 per A.Watchman
E176 Norden         Camp to be organized per April 24, 1890 Omaha Bee
E176 Ashland        Camp organized per Jan. 11, 1891 Omaha Bee   23 members
E176 Mason City     Meeting to organize Camp Jan. 23, 1892 per Omaha Bee
E176 Gandy          New Camp mustered per Feb. 22, 1892 Omaha Bee  16 members
E176 Fairfield      Effort to organize Camp per April 1893 Nebr. Defender
E176 Valentine      Camp to organize soon per July 1893 Nebr. Defender
E176 Eddyville      Charter for Camp approved Oct. 16, 1893 per Nat'l Journal
E176 Kennard             "    "    May 13, 1898                   "

Towns referring to Sons of Veterans in Memorial Day Programs, but not known to have an  organized S of V Camp at the time:    
Elgin-1899/1902
Elmwood-1894 
Gering-1896/1914  
Valpraiso-1896    
O'Neill-1893  
Ogallalla-1892 
Milford-1892  
Danbury 1910/23   
Eagle-1892 
Grafton-1898  
Chappell-1893  
Bloomfield-1896    
Greeley-1888  
Culbertson-1897 
Axtell-1896 
Hubbell-1894    
Memphis-1893  
Gandy-1897 & 1892 
Gresham-1920 
Hardy-1915    
Ulysses-1936  
Gibbon-1924 
Chester-1924  
West Point-1930    
Arlington-1923  
Bloomington-1927 
Madison-1893
Callaway-1893                

            Sons of Veterans Encampments
1883 HASTINGS       Sept. 7        3 Camps   (Provisional Encampment)
          Samuel W. Coglizer of Weeping Water, Commander
1884 FREMONT        Jan. 29-30     7 Camps (1st Official Encampment)
          Samuel W. Coglizer of Weeping Water, Commander
1885 LINCOLN        June 11-12     30 Camps
          Harry G. Clark of Dorchester, Commander
1886 RED CLOUD      July 12-13
          B. W. Hawkins of Beaver City, Commander
1887 HASTINGS       May 13-14
          B. W. Hawkins of Beaver City, Commander
1888 TECUMSEH       June 12-13     20 Camps
          A. M. Appleget of Tecumseh, Commander
1889 HOLDREGE       June 18-19
          A. M. Appleget of Tecumseh, Commander
1890 LINCOLN        June 17-18     62 Camps
          Frank J. Coates of Omaha, Commander
1891 GENEVA         June 8-11      100 Camps-First Field Encampment
          Frank P. Corrick of Stockham, Commander
1892 DAVID CITY     June 14-17     113 Camps
          Pell A. Barrows of St. Edward, Commander
1893 WEST POINT     June 12-15     60 Camps-Last Field Encampment
          William B. McArthur of Lincoln, Commander
1894 LINCOLN        Feb. 20-22     75 Camps
          James C. Elliot of West Point, Commander
1895 FREMONT        Feb. 19-21     44 Camps
          F. E. Way of Wahoo, Commander
1896 ALBION         Feb. 18-20
          George F. Wolz of Fremont, Commander
1897 OMAHA          Feb. 16-18     32 Camps
          W. H. Davis of Wilbur, Commander
1898 OMAHA          Feb. 15-17     30 Camps
          A. W. Rawitzer of Omaha, Commander
1899 OSCEOLA        Feb. 21-23
          J. Howard Heine of Hooper, Commander
1900 LUSHTON        June 5-7       (went back to Field Encampments)
          I. E. Young of Lushton, Commander
1901 LUSHTON        June 4-6       per York Democrat 6-6-1901
          Charles C. Stull of Omaha, Commander
1902 LUSHTON        June 3-5       at George Slonigers Grove 1 1/2 mi. SW
          I. E. Young of Lushton, Commander
1903 COLUMBUS       June
          James McBeth of Osceola, Commander
1904 OSCEOLA        June 7-9
          James McBeth of Osceola, Commander
1905 FREMONT        Feb. 14-15     Attendance poor due to snowstor
          Bert J. Galley of Columbus, Commander
1906 COLUMBUS       Feb. 14-15     7 active Camps
          Bert J. Galley of Columbus, Commander
1907 COLUMBUS       Feb. 14-15     Postponed due to flooding
          Bert J. Galley of Columbus, Commander
1908
1909                March 25
1910
          George Wolz of Fremont, Commander
1911
1912                May
          A. C. Boone of Columbus, Commander
1913
1914
          John Cameron
1915 COLUMBUS       Feb. 16-17
1916 (with GAR after this time)    11 Active Camps
1927                               13 Active Camps

The first official paper was the Sons of Veterans Advocate, published out of Springfield, Ill.
On March 4, 1886 the National Tribune made the Sons a regular Dept. for the first time. 
In 1888 the GAR gave official recognition to the Sons of Veterans.
In 1889 the Sons designated Feb. 12 as "Union Defenders Day".
In 1889 the Detroit Tribune published a list of all SV Camps in the Country.
In 1893 the Nebraska SV was bankrupt, being $200 in debt.
In 1894 the GAR rejected the idea of allowing the Sons of Veterans to join the Grand Army, prefering to retain their veteran only status.
In 1894 the Sons Encampment was held at the same time and place as the GAR Encampment. Feeling overshadowed by the GAR, they discontinued joint meetings.
In 1896 the Sons considered changing their name to "Junior GAR".
In 1897 the Banner, official organ of the SV, was begun at Dwight, Ill.
In 1898 the Nat'l Enc. of the Sons of Veterans was held in Omaha in Sept.
In 1900 at the LGAR Conv., all Sons were made honorary members of the LGAR.
In 1903 the GAR reported that only 4 or 5 Camps were left.
In 1904 the GAR reported that the SV was all but dead.
In 1908 the GAR reported that the SV was still alive, would not disband.
In 1912 the GAR invited the SV to hold joint Encampments.
In 1916 the SV began meeting at the GAR Enc. and continued to do so until the final GAR Enc. in 1949.  The SUV reappears in the GAR minutes.
In 1918 on Nov. 19, "Veterans Night" was observed by the SV.
In 1924 the Nebraska Division voted at their Convention to recommended to the National Enc., that they change their name to "Sons of the GAR".
Jan. 21, 1931 the 50th Anniversary of the SV was celebrated in Lincoln.

NOTES ON CAMP LOCATIONS, NUMBERS, ETC.
A history of the Sons of Veterans was published by the Omaha Bee on Aug. 30, 1891 in connection with the Department Reunion of the GAR.  It gave an extensive list of locations active at that time.  Other articles concerning the Sons can be found in the State Journal on  Feb. 1, 1884, Fremont Weekly Herald on Feb. 7, 1884 and Geneva Record on June 4, 1891.  In 1889, the Detroit Tribune published a booklet listing all GAR, WRC & SV charters in the country.

More difficult to find facts are detailed below.
Camp #
1C.   Report of Ft. Chicamauga Camp Lincoln, Ne. in 1960s??
2E.   From Nat'l Historian
2F.   Name from Nat'l Historian
2G.   From Nat'l Historian
3C.   From Nat'l Historian
3D.   Name from Nat'l Historian
6.    From Nat'l Historian...Confirmed in Weeping Water paper...name from 1889 Detroit Tribune.
8C.   From Nat'l Historian
9.    See Friend Telegraph on 2/29/1884...Nat'l Historian confirmed #..name from Detroit Tribune.
9C.   Name from Nat'l Historian
11.   Schuyler Sun reports Camp mustered 5/8/1884, but no number given...In 1890 Camp mustered  as Camp 11...first thought this was new #, but feel now this was really a remuster with original Camp #...fits well!
12.   Camp not listed in 1886 or 1888 Gazeteer?!...may not be original #12. Earliest known reference is in 1889.  Gen. Lyon was killed in August. In the first few years of the SV, it was not uncommon for several months to pass between organization and mustering of Camp.
13.   Gazette says SV Camp formed on 4/2/1884, but no # given.  Camp mustered in 1889 was given #13. Believe like #11, this is a remuster under old #.
14.   From Nat'l Historian-See card on 14-d...Comfirmed and completed from 1889 Detroit Tribune list. The Red Cloud Chief on 3/13/1885 refers to a member from No. Auburn from the George Thomas Camp assisting in the mustering of a new Camp, but he apparantly was a member at Brock Camp, as there are no newspaper references in Auburn papers in 1884-85.
15.   Not in 86 Gazeteer, may not be original #15 as some #'s reissued in 1887..no local papers before 1892...earliest reference is in 1888 Nebr. Gazetter, which lists Harrison Camp 15 in Bennett..See 1889 Detroit Tribune list for Camp name of Lincoln, who died in April 1865.
15C.  Name from Nat'l Historian
16.   Geneva history in June 1891 says had Camp 5 years earlier. Some numbers were being reissued then, may not be original #16. Earliest printed reference is 1889 Detroit Tribune listing.
16C.  Name from Nat'l Historian
17.   Local paper gives no #...number & name from Detroit Tibune listing.
17C.  Location known but not Camp #...Nat'l Historian supplied #
18.   See Aurora News on 8/22/1885 for Camp & Post history.
18B.  Name from Nat'l Historianÿ18C.  From Nat'l historian
19.   See Nat'l Tribune article on 7/1/1886...spelling is different, but..
19B.  Name from Nat'l Historian
22.   From Detroit Tribune...also see reports in Oakdale Journal on 10/24/1884 (Camp to org. Nov. 8), and 5/2/1885 & 6/13/1885.
23.   Earliest reference is in Omaha Bee on 6/12/1885 and 1888 Gazeteer.
24.   Nat'l Tribune on 4/30/1885 refers to Ord Camp #24 at Kenesaw...comfirmed in Detroit Tribune.
26.   First name from Detroit Tribune.
28.   Earliest printed reference is in 1886 Gazeteer.
31.   See Peoples Gov't...refers to Camp on 1/23/1886, but no number given. Also Nebraskian on 12/5/1885...See 1889 Detroit Tribune.
32.   See Burnett Blade on 1/1/1886 & 4/2/1886.
37.   Fairmont Signal on 5/8/1884, Pg. 9, says Camp # 1_!!??, but no local comments to confirm. May have been original #14 (fits well), or just never mustered back in 1884.
38.   Card on Camp 38B from Nat'l Historian says Greenwood. Also see Exeter paper on 12/30/1886. ..See Detroit Tribune list.
41.   Custer was killed in June 1876. Earliest printed reference to Camp is in 1889 Detroit Tribune, which gave Camp name as Custer...Omaha Bee on 4/17/1892 Pg. 10, says Ponca Camp 41 reinstated...
51.   Lots of confusion at headquarters apparantly, as #51 is ascribed to Crete in Nat'l SV Journal, but 1889 Detroit Tribune says #52 is Crete. Journal also shows #94 going to Crete, which eventually ends up #2??!!
52.   See comments in #51??!! Nat'l SV Jounal says Lincoln got #52, but 1889 Detroit Journal  says it went to Crete and Lincoln has it's old #19??!!
54.   Name from Nat'l Historian
105B. From Nat'l Historian
112B. Name from Nat'L Historian
122.  Name from Nat'l Historian
135B. Name from Nat'l Historian
136.  Name from Nat'l Historian
137B. From National Historian
138B. Name from Nat'l Historian
139B. Name from Nat'l Historian
146B. From National Historian
147.  Remuster from National Historian
156.  Remuster from National Historian
170.  Name from Nat'l Historian