Henry Casey Camp 92 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) recently elected and installed their officers for 2016. The installing officer during the ceremonies was Shawn A. Cox, Commander of the Ohio Department SUVCW.
The local camp is named in honor of Henry Casey from Bloomingburg, who is one of only four Fayette County residents to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. All four received the Medal of Honor for action during the Civil War. The SUVCW is a congressionally chartered organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) and the men who served in the Union military forces during the Civil War.
Several of the Henry Casey Camp members also belong to the Sons of Veterans Reserve (SVR), which is the uniformed division of the SUVCW and participate in ceremonies dressed in their Civil War uniforms.
The local SVR unit is Company C, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, commanded by 1st Lt. Shane Milburn, who also serves as commander of the Henry Casey Camp. The national commanding general of the SVR is Robert E. Grim, who is also a member of the local unit.
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