L.G. Armstrong Camp 49
Camp Officers:
Commander: Gary Young
Sr. Vice Commander: LeRoy Grunenwald
Jr. Vice Commander: Charles Griesel
Secretary/Treasurer: James Griesel
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Patriotic Instructor: LeRoy Grunenwald
Chaplain: Garret Reynolds
Monuments and Memorials: Tom Truog
Historian: PCC Gary Young
Eagle Scout Coordinator: Robert Welsh
Captain of the Camp Guard: Capt. Gary Young
Graves Registration: Garret Reynolds

Information Contact:

Gary Young

L.G. Armstrong M.D.

L.G. Armstrong M.D.

Camp meetings

Camp meetings are generally scheduled for the third Thursday of the month at the Boscobel GAR Hall and begin at 7 p.m. The Hall is located a few blocks east of Highway 61 at 102 Mary Street. Note that February and March meetings are shifted to the third Saturday to better accomodate winter driving.

Boscobel GAR Hall

L.G. Armstrong

After losing nearly every possession in a fire at his residence in Fennimore, Wis., Dr. Leroy G. Armstrong volunteered as Second Asst. Surgeon with the 8th Wisconsin Vol. Infantry. Stationed at Corinth, Miss., Armstrong soon became unwell, due largely to the stresses of "caring for wounded rebs" and severely unsanitary conditions. He returned to Wisconsin to recover. A year later he once again enlisted, this time as a First Asst. Surgeon with the 6th Wisconsin, the old "Iron Brigade" unit. He continued with this unit until being mustered out on 4 March 1865 to accept a promotion to Surgeon in the 48th Wisconsin and serving with that unit for ten months. Dr.Armstrong was mustered out of service at the end of December 1865.

Dr. Armstrong returned to Boscobel after the war and resumed his medical practice until the end of his life. He was instrumental in organizing John McDermott Post #101 and served as its Commander. He was also the installing officer at the inception of the original L. G. Armstrong Camp #49.


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    Camp Calendar
    Days the flag should be flown Days the flag should be flown

    19 April: Camp Meeting, 7 p.m., GAR Hall, Boscobel
    1 May: Loyalty Day
    17 May: Camp Meeting, 7 p.m., GAR Hall, Boscobel
    28 May: Days the flag should be flown Memorial Day
    2 June: 135th Annual Dept. of Wisconsin Encampment, Wisconsin Veteran's Home, King, WI (hosted by Old Abe Camp 8)
    Encampment Registration Form
    14 June: Days the flag should be flown Flag Day
    21 June: Camp Meeting, 7 p.m., GAR Hall, Boscobel
    4 July: Days the flag should be flown Independence Day
    19 July: Camp Meeting, 7 p.m., GAR Hall, Boscobel
    9-12 August: 137th National Encampment, Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center, Framingham, MA

    Recent activities

    Brother Gary Young of L.G. Armstrong Camp #49 has been designated by Boscobel Grand Army of the Republic Hall Preservationists, Inc. as their agent for the Save Wisconsin's GAR Hall Project. The 130 year old Hall is suffering from various structural weaknesses and is in need of major restoration. Read the details and find out how you can help.

    PDC Fred Murphy discusses proper badge wear at OrientationMember Orientation: Camp 1 conducts an annual Member Orientation event, at which both new and veteran members spend an afternoon immersed in Sons' history, customs, mission and much more. At the Orientation conducted in Boscobel, PDC Fred Murphy discusses customs and courtesies of the SUVCW.

    2003 Muskets and Memories surgeon's tent Muskets & Memories has become one of the largest and most popular Civil War reenactments in the upper Midwest. The theme of this year's event honored Boscobel's L. G. Armstrong Camp #49. During the event, the Sons hosted tours of CW veterans graves in the Boscobel Cemetery, adjacent to the re-enactment site. In the photo at left, 2nd Wisconsin Chaplain (PCC Fred Cook of Henry Harnden Camp #2) comforts a wounded soldier at the Surgeon's tent during the battle.

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