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Moments from Our Meetings
Kicking off the
2017-2018 season, our first meeting was held Friday,
September 15. Members enjoyed a presentation
by Pat Blackman who spoke on "Mary Todd Lincoln and
Varina Davis: Two Ladies Caught in a Tragic
Time". Chaplain Nancy James assisted
installing officer Rita McSorley with the
installation of two officers who were unable to
attend the previous meeting. Member Anthony
Startz has donated note cards she created as a Tent
fund raiser to support Wreaths Across America.
We enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch at the Petroleum
Club and had a great time visiting with friends.
Speaker Pat Blackman and President Kathryn Adam-Hurst
Ruth Ann Edney, Chaplain Nancy James, Installing Officer
Rita McSorley, and Jean Kanter taking the oath of office.
and Council Members of Clara Barton Detatched Tent
Seated: Peggy Munson, Kathryn Adam-Hurst, Diane
Standing: Donna Skinner, Meem Baumgartner, Jean
Kanter, Georgi Brochstein, Susan D'Ambrosio,
Nancy James, Rita McSorley and Ruth Ann Edney
note cards created by member Anthony Startz are a
water color of the Treue der Union Monument
(loyalty to the Union), which is located in the
Kendall County community of Comfort, Texas. It was
dedicated on August 10, 1866 to commemorate those
who died at the 1862 Nueces massacre. Thirty-four
were killed, some executed after being taken
prisoner. With the
exception of those drowned in the Rio Grande,
the remains of the deceased are buried at the
site of the monument. It was listed on the U.S.
National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
The funeral cortege
was accompanied by Federal troops who fired a
salute over the mass grave. Eduard Degener,
father of victims Hugo and Hilmar, delivered the
eulogy. With donations from local residents and
families of the victims, the Treue der Union
Monument was dedicated on August 10, 1866. The
obelisk stands twenty feet high and was
constructed of native limestone by local
stonemasons and several carvers. The main
obelisk weighs 35,700 pounds, with the top
containing the original four name tablets. The
United States 1865 flag has thirty-six stars,
representing the number of states at the time of
the monument dedication. On the lawn at the base
are four name tablets in German. Inside the
second course of the monument is a time capsule.
This is one of the few monuments outside of a
national cemetery that flies the US Flag at
half-mast into perpetuity.
These cards will be
available at the November 10, 2017 meeting for
purchase for $5 per package.
In the regular
meeting of Clara Barton Detached Tent #3 held on
April 14, 2017, several members spoke about their
Union Ancestors. Each of the talks was
interesting and varied in their content. Some
detailed units and/or battles in which the ancestor
served, and some talked about hardships and how the
families were affected. Some had documents and
photos to show, but the quilt displayed by Kathy
Stahlman, stole the show.
Rita McSorley served as
Installing Officer for our newly elected
relinquished the gavel as she prepared to be
re-installed as President along with the other
Left to Right are Council Member Rita McSorley,
President Kathryn Adam-Hurst, Sr. Vice President
Chaplain Nancy James, Patriotic Instructor Georgi
Brockstein, Treasurer Donna Skinner,
Secretary Meem Baumgartner, and Council Member Susan
D'Ambrosio. Jr. Vice President Jean Kanter and
Council Member Ruth Ann Edney
were unable to attend this meeting and will be
installed in our September, 2017 meeting.
brought many members and guests to the January 13
meeting of Clara Barton Detached Tent #3
where Maxine Heath presented a program about her
ancestor Adam Shoemaker.
Adam Shoemaker had the distinction of being an
educator and one of the men who taught Abraham
Mrs. Heath prepared a display board and binders with
her documentation and photos.
President Adam-Hurst presented a certificate of
appreciation to Mrs. Heath for a great program.
January guests included Mrs. Joella Johnson, mother of
member Donna Skinner, and Fannie Fortenberry.
Ginny Alexander, Nancy James and Rita McSorley are
listening intently to Ruth Ann Edney.
Virginia Williamson, Marilyn Loop, and Marsha Jernigan
were among the attendees.
Also in attendance were Gigi Sanchez, Diane Scannell,
and Loretta Smith.
Kathy Stahlman, Debi Geltmeyer, and Patricia Haney were
on hand to enjoy the program and meeting.
Kathryn Adam-Hurst, Meem Baumgartner, and Peggy Munson
kept the meeting on track.
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Not pictured, but also
attending were Donna Skinner, JoAnn Lynch, Susan
D'Ambrosio and one unidentified lady.
Clara Barton Detached Tent #3 meeting of November
held at the Petroleum Club, San Antonio, Texas
President Kathryn Adam-Hurst
Patriotic Instructor Susan
New Member Joan Jackson (center)
received her certificate, yearbook, and U. S. flag
President Kathryn Adam-Hurst and Chaplain Maxine
Members and Their Guests
Judith Boeckner, James Heath, Rich Stahlman, Maxine
Heath, Rev. David Reedy,
Kathy Stahlman, Barbara Ady (prospective member), Pat
McConnell (charter member), and J. Robert McConnell.
President Kathryn Adam-Hurst
presented a Certificate of Appreciation to speaker,
Reverend David Reedy, Major (Ret.)
16, 2016 meeting of Clara Barton Detached Tent
#3. Photo Credit to Anthony Startz.
Rosemarie Taylor presented Nancy Hanks
President Kathryn Adam-Hurst thanks
Rosemarie for her very interesting talk.
President Kathryn Adam-Hurst (left) and Chaplain Maxine
Heath (right) welcome new members
Nancy Blackburn, Donna Skinner, Gigi Sanchez and Debi
Each new member was presented a Tent Certificate,
Yearbook, and US Flag.
Monument Plaque; DUVCW Information Table; Opening
Ceremony; Placing the Wreath
Historian Comments; Unveiling the Monument; Chaplain
Comments; Members with Wreath
Beautiful Wreath designed and created by
Saturday, August 13, 2016 Kathryn Adam-Hurst,
Patricia Haney, and Diane Scannell attended the
150th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Treue der
Union Monument in Comfort, TX. The event was
sponsored by the Comfort Heritage Foundation, Inc.,
and the Foundation President Lisa DeWitt conducted
the memorial dedication. Jo Ann Pankratz
Stiles, Comfort Historian, gave a brief talk of the
history of the event. Rudy Johnson, Chaplain
for Special Forces Association led the Pledge of
Allegiance and gave the benediction. Many
descendants gave the names of their ancestors who
died fighting for the Union and are memorialized
Kathryn Adam-Hurst placed the Clara Barton Detached
Tent #3 wreath at the monument.
Conrad Netting IV spoke to the members and guests In
our April 8, 2016 meeting.
He shared the fascinating
history of learning about his father and he has
written a book, Delayed Legacy
to share this story.
Copies were available.
Nine ladies proudly display
their new membership certificates following their
induction into Clara Barton
Detached Tent #3 on April 8, 2016.
Standing are JoAnn Lynch, Patricia Haney, Meem
Baumgartner, Anthony Swartz, and Susan Francis.
Seated are Loretta Smith, Georgi Brochstein, Mary
Richmond, and Sherrie Jowers.
Members and prospective
members on hand to meet National President Sally
Tent Officers and National President --
L to R: Peggy Munson (Secretary), Maxine Heath
(Chaplain), MiMi Clifton (Treasurer), Sally Redinger
Kathryn Adam-Hurst (President) and Judith Boeckner
(Sr. Vice President).
2016 January 08
Rita McSorley, in period dress, presented a program
titled "Best Little Stories from the Civil War".
She is shown here with National President Sally
2015 April 11
New officers take their oath of office. Ruth
Ann Edney (Council Member and Yearbook Chair), Peggy
Munson (Secretary) ,
MiMi Clifton (Treasurer), Susan D'Ambrosio
(Patriotic Instructor and Council Member), Maxine
Judith Boeckner (Sr. Vice President and Registrar),
Kathryn Adam-Hurst (President), and Rith McSorley
2012 August Comfort, Texas
Rita McSorley, Ruth Ann Edney, and Peggy Munson
participated in a
wreath ceremony observance of the 150th Anniversary
of the Nueces Massacre.
de Galvez Celebration
July 4, 2011, then Tent President, Ruth Ann Edney,
presented the Tent's wreath during the ceremony held
at the Fort Sam National Cemetery by the Order of
the Granderos de Galvez.
Display of Civil War literature and artifacts.
2010 September 10
Debbie Russell, in period dress, spoke on "The
United States Sanitary Commission: A Civil War
2010 April 09
Nancy Clayton shared her display of Civil War
Drummer Boys and demonstrated some of the cadences.
2010 April 09
Bob Russell presented a program titled "A German
Tragedy of the Civil War".
Bob Russell poses with the charter and
anniversary cake and Presidents celebrate.
Members attending the 10th Anniversary Luncheon:
Standing L to R: Pat McConnell (charter member),
Ruth Ann Edney, Susan D'Ambrosio, Kate Skinner-Klee,
Rosemary Sanders (charter member), Cathy Clair,
Zipra Morgan, and Nettie Williams (charter member).
Seated L to R: Rita McSorley, Carolyn Lee, Elizabeth
Jordan, Susan Smith, and Peggy Munson.
2010 January 08
Judith Boeckner gave us a
glimpse of "Hoop Skirts & Reticules: 1860's
2009 April 10
John Knox presented a program on Flags of Our
2009 January 09
Mary Frances Bennett shared an Invitation to Cat
2008 September 12
Robert Russell presented a program on Civil
War Armaments and Medical Instruments.
His wife Debbie joined him in period dress.
2008 April 11
Charter Members attending the 8th Anniversary
Clara Barton Detached Tent #3.
L to R: Nettie Williams, Ruth Wilke, Pat
McConnell, Kathy Teele and Rosemary Sanders.
2007, September 14
Lt. Col. Clyde Smith, USAF (Ret)
Presented a program on the History of Arlington
2007, February 11
Zipra Morgan (left), President of the Clara Barton
Detached Tent #3, presented Susan Salm,
newly installed President of the Sarah Emma Edmonds
Detached Tent #4,
with an engraved gavel as DUVCW National President
Pat Mullenix looks on.
Charter Members, May 2000