Convention Hosting Schedule

2009 - Gilmor

2010 - Elzey

2011 - Maryland Line

2012 - Waddell

2013 - Norris

2014 - Trimble

2015 - Camalier

2016 - Bowling

2017 - Mechanized Cavalry

2018 - Battle of Sharpsburg

1/17/2009 Lee-Jackson Birthday Celebration: Annual ceremony sponsored by the Col. Harry Gilmor Camp # 1388, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy at the Lee-Jackson Monument in Baltimore. Color Guard members are asked to arrive by 10:30 A.M. for formation for the 11:00 ceremony.

1/17/2009 Lee Jackson Birthday celebration sponsored by the Major Isaac Ridgeway Trimble Camp on Confederate Hill. This infomal gathering immediately follows the Wyman park ceremony (Approx 1:00 - 1:30 P.M.).

February 7, 2009 -Col. Harry W. Gilmor Birthday Bull and Oyster Roast, HERITAGE PARKVILLE GARDENS, 7 PM Contact basilduke@comcast.net for ticket info. Tickets are only $30! Not a Color Guard event but let's all go and have a great time!

3/14/2009 Confederate Navy- Marine Corps Day: Annual ceremony to honor the Confederate States Naval and Marine Corps at Old St. Anne's Cemetery in Annapolis, Md.. Color Guard members are asked to arrive by 10:30 A.M. for formation for the 11:00 ceremony. A very nice reception follows in St. Anne's hall.

4/18/2009 President's Street Station: Let's Save it! More details to follow on an organized march to support the hisotric station and show Baltimore City it's history lesson. Formation at 9:45 A.M. at the Foot of Broadway in Fell's Point and help save President Street Station.

4/18/2009 Decoration Day (Frederick): Annual ceremony sponsored by the E.V. White UDC chapter, U.D.C. . A ceremony in old Mt. Olivet to honor the Confederates buried there, sand this year will include the dedication of a new grave marker. Color Guard members are asked to arrive at 2:30 P.M. P.M. for formation for the 3:00 ceremony.

4/19/2009 Massing of the Colors: This will be the 21st celebration of the Massing of the Colors, which is sponsored by the Military Order of World Wars. Our nation is at war and public ceremonies like this are a fine way to display our patriotism for all to see. This ceremony will be held at Fort Meade High School and please arrive at 1:45 PM for formation.

4/25/2009 Maryland Division Convention: The Col. Harry W. Gilmor Camp will host the Annual Maryland Division, SCV Convention on Saturday, April 25, 2009. The Convention will be held at the Parkville Heritage Gardens on Harford Road near Taylor Ave. in northeast Baltimore. Further information will be coming in the near future.

Be there no later than 8:30 for a prompt start! Don't forget to bring your camp flag for the procession.This Division Convention is always exciting.

5/2/2009 Iron Cross Dedication: The Robert E. Lee Chapter and the DC UDC are planning another Iron Cross Dedication for Private William A.Marschalk in Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC on May 2, 2009, at 10 AM. The Maryland Band is specifically requested as is a firing party. I need at least three to fire muskets...who will it be? We will of course need flags to honor the service of Private Marschalk.

5/9/2009 Pennsylvania Division Confederate Memorial Day: Culp Commander Jim Palmisano has extended an invitation to participate in the Pa. celebration of Confederate Memorial Day. The ceremonies will take place at 11:00 A.M. the Virginia memorial. Formation will take place there at 10:30 A.M. Maryland members may also attend the Pennsylvania Division lunch which follows. See ya'll there.

5/9/2009 Annual Dinner to honor Major General Isaac Ridgeway Trimble: The Dinner is a wonderful event held annually at historic Baldwin Station Restaurant in Sykesville. Bring a candle with you to light in memoriam for your ancestor. This year the dinner is on the actual date of General Trimble's birth! You will then be served an excellent dinner and desert. The spirit of camaraderie flows here and all are encouraged to attend. Please let me know if you would like to attend. Bring your lady!

5/16/2009 Captain Wirz Ceremony (Washington D.C.): Annual ceremony to honor Capt. Heinz Wirz, killed by the Yankees unjustly and honored in this ceremony for his courage. Formation is at 10:30 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Washington D.C. on Bladensburg Rd.

5/23/2009 Sharpsburg Parade and ceremony in the National Cemetery: A parade through historic Sharpsburg and into the National Cemetery for the Antietam Battlefield NPS Memorial Day Service. We have been requested to be the Color Guard and more details and this is a great opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the Antietam NPS. This is also an excellent opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the rangers at Antietam. Let's all meet at the Antietam Battlefield HQ at 12:30 P.M. Parade formation is at 1:00 for a 1:30 start. We can then car pool to the Sharpsburg Elementary School on Main Street. We will march through the historic town and into the National Cemetery, where we will be the official Color Guard.

5/26/2009 Annapolis Memorial Day Parade: Color Guard "step off" at 10:00 am on Monday May 29th .Formation will be right off West Street just like last year. Please arrive by 9:15, and let's give the capital a good showing. See you there.

6/6/2009 Confederate Memorial Day: Annual ceremony sponsored by the Maryland Dvision UDC and the Col. Harry Gilmor Camp. Formation at the 9:30 on Confederate Hill in historic Loundon Park Cemetery.

6/27/2009 Corbit's Charge Westminster: Formation at 12:30 PM at the Courthouse area in Westminster for an annual ceremony to honor those fallen in the balltle here in 1863. The Pipe Creek CWRT extended an invitation to us, as they will honor a Lieutenant killed in the skirmish from Stuart's Cavalry. He is buried in the church yard. Let us pay him his deserved remembrance and let him know his service is not forgotten.

7/4/2009 Severna Park Parade: Annual parade where we spread SCV good will to the public. Formation at 9:00 A.M. at St. Martin's Church on Benfield Rd. in Severna Park. We will meet in the parking lot on Ritchie Hwy (where Ledos is located and the parade finish of the past. Come one come all to defend our 2004 First Place showing!

8/29/2009 Annual Potomac River Crossing: Cross the Potomac at Historic White's Ford. We will step off at 12:00 P.M. in Dickerson Park for this Norris Camp Non-Period event!

Directions: From Poolesville and points South; follow Whites Ferry Road, MD RT 107, west out of Poolesville, 3.4 miles to Martinsburg Road, Turn right, a church is at the intersection. Go 2 plus miles to sign on left to Dickerson Regional Park. Turn left to parking lot less than a mile down the road, just short of the Canal. From Frederick and points North; take MD RT 85 to MD RT 28, go through Dickerson, bare right on to Martinsburg Road at flashing light by the power plant. Go about 1-1/2 miles turn right to parking lot less than a mile down the road, just short of the Canal.

9/7/2009 Labor Day Parade: in Gaithersburg, Md., Sept. 7, 2009. A public parade so let's all turn out!

Take 95 to 495 to 270 North. Take the MD-117 / CLOPPER RD / W DIAMOND AVE exit- EXIT 10- toward MD-124 W / QUINCE ORCHARD RD.

Turn LEFT onto MD-117 / W DIAMOND AVE. Continue to follow MD-117

Turn LEFT onto S SUMMIT AVE..

Turn Right on East Diamond Ave. to intersection of Girard Street.

9/13/2009 Sharpsburg Heritage Celebration: The Sharpsburg Historical Society. This is a ceremony to celebrate the 145th Anniversary of the Battle of Sharpsburg. We were recruited the historical society so let's show them the Confederates. Formation is at 11:00 at the NPS Visitor parking lot to car pool.

9/19/2009 Howard County Monument Ceremony: Annual Ceremony to honor Howard County's Confederate soldiers and sponsored by the Major General Isaac Ridgeway Trimble Camp #1836.. Formation is at 10:30 for the 11:00 ceremony.

10/10/2009 Point Lookout Ceremony: Annual Ceremony sponsored by the Camalier Camp at Point Lookout the final resting place of thousands of Confederates. All were incarcerated by the Federal Government. Let's make this the first of many special Point Lookout Ceremonies in the new Confederate Memorial Park. Formation at 10:30 A.M. for the 11:00 A.M. Ceremony.

11/8/2009 Massing of the Colors Annapolis: 83rd Annual ceremony at the Naval Academy sponsored by the Military Order of the World Wars. Formation is at 1:30 P.M. in front of the Naval Academy Chapel. We are at war so let's show them our patriotic support!

11/21/2009 Remembrance Day Parade: Annual parade in Gettysburg sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans. The Color Guard will meet at 12:00 for formation on Lefever Street (by the school off Baltimore Street). This is an historic Parade of Period Dressed participants and surely one not to miss.

12/5/2009 Christmas Parade: Parade in Northeast Maryland. Color Guard formation is at 12:00 PM. A great parade that is a nice ending to our 2009.



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