Civil War group to meet

MARQUETTE – The Albert and James Lyon Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will hold its bi-monthly camp meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Board Room on the basement level of the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans, 425 Fisher St., Marquette.

The program portion of the meeting will be a presentation by member Dr. James Strain, a professor in the music department at Northern Michigan University. He will talk about the influence of the War of 1812 on the United States and also display replicas of drums from the Civil War era. Interested persons are welcome to attend the presentation. The business meeting will focus on planning the display for the State Fair in August.

The Camp is composed of Upper Peninsula residents from Brimley to Menominee who have an interest in the Civil War and a commitment to perpetuating the memory of the men who fought to preserve this nation. It specifically works to collect, preserve, and document the location of records, artifacts, and memorabilia and to locate, mark, record, and maintain the graves of Civil War soldiers.

Anyone with an interest in the Civil War is welcome to attend to learn more about the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. It is the successor of the Grand Army of the Republic.

For more information including the application form is online at Commander Dewey Jones can be contacted at 906-361-9651 or