SUV Townsend Camp 108

The local camp of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is Townsend Camp 108.  On this page you can discover the storied history of this camp, as well as find a few photos that were rescued off the old, now defunct camp web site.  It is hoped to eventually rebuild a complete website for the camp, but for now we have received permission to place a page on this General Charles H. Grosvenor Civil War Round Table website so that visitors can find out about our camp.  Thank you to the CWRT!

One of the unique things about Camp 108 is that we are chartered out of Frost, Ohio — a small village in Rome Township of Athens County, very near the Washington County border — that has one of the very few remaining meeting halls of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in the State of Ohio.  The GAR Hall is in bad need of repair.  Our first priority is to replace the foundation.  We have been allocated $50,000 in the state capital improvements budget for this project, but the foundation work estimates are around $93,000.  The County Commissioners are trying to come up with the additional funds needed, but in the meantime any private donations toward this repair work will be greatly appreciated.  Once the repairs are completed, using period materials, we are planning to put together an application to place this hall on the National Registry of Historic Places.  

History of John S. Townsend Camp 108

Athens News Articles about Camp 108