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

Reston, Virginia

 

 

 

 

We welcome the brothers and sisters of the Allied Orders of the Grand Army of the Republic to Reston , Virginia . There were only two National Encampments held in Virginia, They were held in Richmond in 1965 and 1980.

 

Come early or stay late to enjoy other Civil War related points of interest, including::         

 

.....Manassas Battlefield                   

15 miles

Washington, DC 

25 miles

Monocacy Battlefield                  

44 miles

Fredericksburg Battlefield

62 miles

Antietam Battlefield                 

72 miles

Gettysburg Battlefield                    

79 miles

Petersburg Courthouse                  

139 miles

Appomattox Courthouse           

178 miles

 

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

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.

 

 

  COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL

 

 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

 

 

  REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND FORMS

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.

 

 

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

 

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.

 

Other Activities:

- 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.

ALSO

-  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 Reston Virginia .  The cost of the breakfast will be $12.00 per person, ADVANCE RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT REQUIRED.  NO AT THE DOOR SALES WILL BE MADE.  For purposes of making final arrangements with the catering service at the Sheraton Hotel, it is critically important that reservations from those planning to attend be secured as soon as possible.  Please let Colonel Donald E. Darby, Adjutant General, Sons of Veterans Reserve, know of your planned attendance by using the SVR Breakfast Reservation Form.  Uniforms are encouraged, and wives, children and friends are welcome to attend.

SVR BREAKFAST RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2011. 

 

 

Saturday, August 13, 2011 – 6:00 PM – ALLIED ORDERS BANQUET:  Formal Evening meal and entertainment.  Reserve your seats with the Banquet Registration Form

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.

 

 

FORMS:

All Forms in One File

National Encampment Registration Form

Allied Orders Banquet Reservation Form

Commemorative Medal Order Form

Vendor/Display Table Reservation Form

Encampment Book Advertisement Form

SVR Breakfast Reservation Form

Tour Reservation Form - Both Tours are FULL !