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Major Sullivan Ballou Camp #3

Our Purpose
Calendar of Events
Member Eligibility
Sullivan's Letter to Sarah
Elected & Appointed Officers
Patriotic Instructor's Report
History of G.A.R.
Early History of the SUVCW
History of Camp #3
Contact Us

 Meetings,Events, & Activities schedule for 2011

Our Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
Please contact for directions.

Soldiers Home Ice Cream Social
In support of the ASUVCW, Major Sullivan Ballou Camp #3 will assist the ladies on 31 July 2011 at the Bristol Soldiers Home, we hope to bring a smile to the faces of the men and women who have fought to defend our country.

130th National Encampment
11 - 14 August 2011
Reston, Virginia


 Annual "Governor Sprague Living History"
SUVCW Signature Sesquicentennial Event

3 - 4 September 2011

The Governor Sprague Mansion, 1561 Cranston St., Cranston, RI

Admission is $5.00 for Adults
$3.00 for Veterans, Seniors & Children Under 12

The grounds of the historic Sprague Mansion come to life with the 4th Annual Governor Sprague Living History Weekend. As the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War dawns, join reenactors from all over New England as they recreate an authentic Union Camp. Experience camp life at your leisure and observe ongoing infantry & artillery drills. Don’t miss lectures and demonstrations by reknowned authors & historians, plus special appearences by wartime Governor William Sprague and President Abraham Lincoln, as well as live musical performances and refreshment.

Come visit Our Membership Tent

Luminary & Candlelight Tours
8 October 2011 6pm - 10pm
North Burial Ground
Providence, Rhode Island
Come join the members of Major Sullivan Ballou Camp #3 as we assist the Department of Rhode Island SUVCW & ASUVCW for their second Luminary & Candlelight Tour of the grounds of North Burial Grounds, we will visit the graves of many notiable people and veterans who now call this historic cemetery their home. Learn their stories and experience the night darkness highlighted by over 2000 Candles.
Walk with reenactors in era dress from the 1700's to present day. Revolutionary War, War of 1812, the Alamo, The Mexican War, the American Civil War, the Spanish-American War, WW1, WW2, Korea, and Vietnam.
You may even walk back in time into a night battle of the American Civil War.

Remembrance Day
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
18, 19, & 20 November 2011
18 November 2011
Walk the streets and shops, have a drink and meal at one of the many locations in Gettysburg to get caught up with friends that you haven't seen since last year.
19 November 2011
G.A.R. Ceremony at the Albert Woolson Monument
Located in Ziegler's Grove, east side of Hancock Avenue
SUVCW Remembrance Day Parade
The route of the parade will be as follows; Exiting Lefever Street onto East Confederate Ave. and turning west onto East Middle Street. Upon striking Baltimore Street the parade will turn south and then veer south west onto Steinwehr Ave where it will terminate at the National Park.
Rhode Island Dinner
Ruby Tuesdays
York Avenue
Dine with friends from Rhode Island (anyone may attend) enjoy fine, affordable food and drinks, then we will visit the National Cemetery Luminary

Prospective members are welcome to learn more about us by attending an event.

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War