1. The Commander in Chief makes the following awards and congratulates the recipient Brothers:
a. Abraham Lincoln Award (Most Outstanding Camp)--George W Anderson Camp No. 58, Michigan Department.
b. Cornelius Whitehouse Award (Most Outstanding Brother)--The New Jersey Department. While the intention of this award is to recognize an individual brother for outstanding service, no system exists to adequately make this judgment among more than 6,400 brothers. I have chosen the New Jersey Department to receive the award in recognition for their united, even single-minded excellence in their Civil War Memorials Assessment Program.
c. The Marshall Hope Award (Best Newsletter)-- The Camp Blair Courier of Austin Blair Camp No. 7, Department of Michigan.
2. Remaining national awards will be announced by the National Secretary on the basis of recruitment and membership statistics furnished by the departments.
By Order of
Andrew M. Johnson