Camp Orders

Camp orders are released by the Camp commander at his discretion as his communication directly to the members of the camp.


Camp Order Series 2024-2025

Camp Commander John Swartwout

Camp Order No. 1






Col. George L. Willard Camp # 154

2024 Order # 1

As of January 7, 2024, headquarters of the Col. George L. Willard Camp # 154, Department of New York, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, is transferred to:

1219 5th Avenue, Watervliet, NY 12189

All written correspondence can be made by mail to the above address. Other communications can be made by calling (518)274-8639 or email

I would like to thank the brothers of the Camp for putting their trust in me and electing me Camp Commander. I thank Commander Thomas Maggs for his dedicated leadership for the past 2 years.

I congratulate our elected Officers:

Senior Vice Commander- Justin Devendorf

Junior Vice Commander- Michael P. Golden

Secretary/Treasurer- Leo McGuire PCC, PDC

Camp Council- Richard Straight PCC, PDC

Camp Council- Vince Jockimo

Camp Council- Thomas Maggs PCC

I have made the following appointments and thank each Brother for their dedication to the Camp:

Guard- Vincent Jockimo

Legion of Merit- Vincent Jockimo

Guide- Christopher White

Chaplain- Rev. Mark D. Issacs

Eagle Scout Coordinator- Brian Castler PDC, PCC

Patriotic Instructor- Brian Sherman

Covell Award- Michael Hernandez

Webmaster- Raymond W. LeMay III PDC, PCC

Civil War Memorials/Monument Officer- John D. Hilton, Sr.

ROTC, JROTC- Michael P. Golden

Color Bearer- Tim Gaffney, Jr.

Signals Officer- Francis (Frank) Rogler

Graves Registration- Christopher S. White

Lincoln Luncheon- Richard Straight PDC, PCC

Guidon Editor- David M. Dziewulski PCC

Please contact me if you are interested in serving the Camp as Historian, Archivist, or Camp Welfare Officer.

So ordered this 7th day of January 2024.

In Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,

John B. Swartwout

Camp Commander


Leo McGuire


Camp Order Series 2021-2022

Camp Commander Thomas O. Maggs

Camp Order No.1
Camp Order No. 2






Camp Order No. 2


Communications Intended for Outside of Willard Camp

In order to maintain quality and accuracy in communications intended for publication outside of Willard Camp, I am formalizing a previous protocol as a Camp order. In the past it was recommended that any written product submitted for publication outside of the Camp required [1] permission of the Commander and [2] review by two additional persons other than the author. The Commander may be one of the two additional reviewers and the second reviewer will be chosen at the Commander’s discretion. This process is now to be used.

This order covers any composition representing the Camp to be published in the Guidon, Streamer, submissions for Department and National newsletters, any report of Camp activities and any information submitted to the media. Included in the media are newspapers, television, radio and social/internet media (e.g. Facebook, etc.).

So ordered 1 September 2023.

In Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty

Commander Thomas O. Maggs.

Col. George L. Willard Camp #154

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Attested,

Thomas O. Maggs, Commander

 Leo McGuire, Secretary