The Department of the Chesapeake
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
is proud to host the
2011 ALLIED ORDERS NATIONAL ENCAMPMENTS
130th National Encampment of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
125th National Encampment, Auxiliary to the SUVCW
125th National Encampment, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic
August 11 - 14, 2011
We welcome the brothers and sisters of the Allied Orders of the
Grand Army of the Republic to
Come early or stay late to enjoy other Civil War related points of interest, including::
.....- Manassas Battlefield
The host hotel is the Sheraton Reston Hotel, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191. In The Center of It All, When you stay at Sheraton Reston Hotel, you're right in the middle of everything Northern Virginia has to offer. They are moments from Washington Dulles International Airport and just a short drive to the nation's capital in Washington, D.C. Experience the only hotel in Reston that counts Reston National Golf Course, Reston Town Center, and Virginia historical sites as backyard neighbors!
You may make reservations by phone at (800)325-3535 or (703)620-9000 or online at Sheraton Reservations . If you call the “800” number, be sure to specify you want the “SUVCW or ALLIED ORDERS ” rate of $93.00 per night for single/double rate plus tax (currently 9%). This special room rate is available for the period from August 10 through August 14! In order to guarantee this rate - ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY JULY 17, 2011
Complimentary Shuttle Service
Sheraton Reston Hotel offers its guests complimentary shuttle service to both the Washington Dulles International Airport (24 hours a day) and the Reston Town Center (7am to 11pm daily). Inquire with our lobby bell staff for more information.
The coming National Encampment of the Allied Order s of the G. A.R. will coincide with the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run and the 100th Anniversary of the 1911 Peace Jubilee held in Manassas, Virginia. The Department of the Chesapeake, SUVCW has ordered the striking of a numbered, limited edition, and commemorative medal to mark this historic occasion. The medal features the Henry Hill monument erected by Union soldiers in 1865 to commemorate the First Battle of Bull Run.
The 2011 National Encampment Commemorative Medal may be purchased for $25 each. They will be available for purchase at the 2011 National Encampment of the Allied Orders in Reston, Virginia, or by mail order (with an additional $3 for postage and handling per medal). Because there will be a limited number of medals struck, those wishing to pre-order the medals and have them reserved for them to pick up at the Encampment, may do so by sending $25 for each medal requested. Proceeds from the sale of the medal will be used to defray the cost of hosting the 2011 National Encampment of the Allied Orders of the GAR. Send check or money order payable to “MD Dept, SUVCW” to:
Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, email address and quantity desired.
The expected ship date for mail orders is July 1, 2011.
Send this form with check (payable to MD Dept, SUVCW) to:
2011 National Encampment Commemorative Medal
c/o PDC Michael Paquette
11901 Branchwater St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22407-6701
The pre-registration fee is $10.00 before August 2, 2011. Use the Pre-Registration Form to register. After August 2, 2011, the registration cost is $20.00.
ENCAMPMENT PRE-REGISTRATION FORM MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 2, 2011.
Thursday, August 11, 2011 –1st Bull Run / 1st Manassas Battlefield Tour
There will be two tours of the 1st Bull Run / 1st Manassas Battlefield on Thursday August 11, 2011 with Chief Historian Emeritus of the NPS, Edwin Bearss.
Tour cost is $40 per person. Seating is limited to 44 persons per tour. Make your reservations early as we expect these tours will fill up quickly. Reservations will be confirmed via email.
Tour A departs the Sheraton Reston Hotel at 8:00 AM and returns at 11:45 AM - This Tour is FULL !
Tour B departs the Sheraton Reston Hotel at 1:00 PM and returns at 4:45 PM - This Tour is FULL !
TOUR RESERVATION FORM MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE JULY 31, 2011.
- Special 1/2 day-long tour of Washington, DC available. -
Includes visits to the Lincoln, Korean, Vietnam, Iwo Jima, WWII and FDR memorials with drive bys of The Pentagon, Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theater and many more.
To Arrange please contect the Tour Company directly to make reservations for the Mini-Grand tour.
Cost – adult $38, senior $36, child 3-11 $19, It will depart from the hotel at 7:30 am on Saturday August 13, expect to return to hotel by 1:00-1:30pm
Website: http://www.dctrails.com/Mini-Grand-Tour, To register call DC Trails tours at 866-269-9800 and mention “SUVCW” – cut off is noon on Friday August 12.
- Wreath presentations at Manassas, the GAR Monument and Arlington Cemetery.
Friday, August 12, 2011 – 7 PM – Annual Campfire and Courtesy Hour
Saturday, August 13, 2011 – 7:00 AM: Sons of Veterans Reserve Breakfast:Hosted by the Commanding General, the breakfast is open to all Brothers. The Sons of Veterans Reserve (SVR) breakfast will take place in the Sheraton Hotel at the 130th National Encampment of the SUVCW in
SVR BREAKFAST RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2011.
ALLIED ORDERS BANQUET RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE JULY 31, 2011.
Sunday, August 14, 2011 – 7:00 AM – WORSHIP SERVICE: The SUVCW National Chaplain is conducting a non-denominational worship service on-site.
Tour Reservation Form -
Tour Reservation Form -