The General William Haines Lytle, Camp No. 10, Department of Ohio, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War held a memorial program on September 24, 2017 at his graveside in Spring Grove Cemetery. This memorial program has been held annually since the year 2000 on the Sunday closest to the date of General Lytle’s death at the Battle of Chickamauga, except for the year 2013 when the Lytle monument on the Chickamauga battlefield was rededicated by the General Lyle Camp, on September 20, 2013 at 1:30 PM, exactly 150 years to the day and the hour of General Lytle’s death.
General William Haines Lytle was a prodigy, a poet, a politician and a patriot. He is remembered by most of us as a military man – which is just as it should be. But we should remember, too, that he was also a man keenly interested in the law, in politics, and, perhaps surprisingly, in poetry. He was sometimes referred to as “the soldier-poet,” and is best known for his poem “Anthony and Cleopatra.”
Pictured are (left to right): Brothers David Stockdale, Kerry Langdon, Michael Mershon, Rob Kidd, Jim Crane, Larry Collins Peter Sturdevant, Sister Wanda Langdon, Brothers Jim Houston, Richard Davis, Harry Schmidt and (kneeling) Brother Philip Kidd.
On Saturday September 23rd 2017, the The General William Haines Lytle, Camp No. 10, Department of Ohio, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War participated in Patriot Day in Mason, OH. We had a number of people stop by our table. Our table was staffed by Brothers Larry Collins, Woody Cook, Jim Crane, Richard Davis, Jim Houston, Ralph Kidd, Rob Kidd, Kerry Langdon, Michael Mershon. The group presented many authentic artifacts from the Civil War.
Pictured above left to right: Rob Kidd, Kerry Langdon, Ralph Kidd, Richard Davis, and Woody Cook.
On September 12, 18 members of the Gen. Wm. H. Lytle, Camp #10 met at Scarlet Oaks. The patriotic instruction that was provided by Brother Kerry Langdon was well received. The topics included for this month’s patriotic instruction included Constitution Day, Patriot Day, and National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
We also welcomed a new member to the Camp this evening, Michael Bruno.
Michael, congratulations and welcome to the Camp!!
Photos by Todd Mayer
Upcoming Events in September
- 23rd – Saturday Patriot Fair Mason Municipal Center, Mason Ohio
- 24th – Sunday 2pm Gen. Wm. H. Lytle Memorial Ceremony Spring Grove Cemetery
We hope to see you at the next Camp Meeting on October 10th, 7pm at Scarlet Oaks