The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) Ohio Department Commander Dr. Richard Davis, a retired college professor from Cincinnati, installed the Henry Casey Camp officers for 2022 at a recent regular meeting of the camp.
He congratulated retiring camp commander Joe D. Daugherty for his outstanding leadership and praised the camp members for their tremendous efforts in helping preserve the history of the American Civil War, and singled out Shawn Cox, Shane Milburn and Robert Grim as former Ohio Department Commanders.
He gave special recognition to Shawn Cox for his efforts in promoting the Wreaths Across America program which honors all military veterans with a Christmas wreath at their grave site on Christmas. Last year the camp placed over 50 wreaths at graves of military veterans. Cox noted the camp hopes to honor even more veterans with Christmas wreaths this year.
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 its members participate in ceremonies and historical events dressed in Civil War military uniforms.
Henry Casey was a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient from Bloomingburg in Fayette County. The local SVR unit is Company C, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. That is the name of the unit Henry Casey served in during the Civil War.
The unit is commanded by Captain Shane Milburn who also serves as the adjutant of the SVR 3rd Military District which encompasses Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan. Robert E. Grim who is a a Past National Commander-in-Chief of the SUVCW serves as the National Commander of the SVR.