The Col. Augustus van Horne Ellis Camp #124, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), will hold a Memorial Day service on Mon., May 28 at 6 p.m. at the Amity Cemetery, which is located at the junction of Amity Rd. and Newport Bridge Rd. in Warwick.
The ceremony will honor the service of William Henry Carpenter, who died on Jan. 24, 1865, and is buried in the Amity Cemetery. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The Amity Cemetery contains the graves of six other Civil War veterans including two members of the 124th NYS Volunteer Regiment known as the “Orange Blossoms.”
The Augustus van Horne Ellis Camp #124 SUVCW is dedicated to remembering the sacrifices and honoring the memory of the nearly six million men and women who participated in the struggle to preserve this nation between 1861 and 1865. Each year, on Memorial Day, the Ellis Camp holds a commemoration service at the grave of a soldier who died during the Civil War.
The SUVCW and its Allied Orders are open to anyone who has an interest in learning about the Civil War and keeping alive its memories. For information about the Sons of Union Veterans visit www.SUVCW.org. The Ellis Camp meets at 7:30 p.m., the last Monday of every month at St. James Episcopal Church, located at St. James Pl. in Goshen, NY.
To contact the Ellis Camp send a letter to: Raymond T. Brown, Camp Commander, P.O. Box 269, Fort Montgomery, NY 10922.