Camp #5 meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Saukville Community Center, 639 Green Bay Ave., Saukville (two blocks west of I-43, exit Highway 33).
The current Camp Orders may be downloaded and printed from your computer. You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view the document which are in PDF format. If you don't have this program, it may be downloaded at no cost and is easily installed on your computer.
About Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing
US First Lieutenant, Battery A, 4th United States Regular Artillery. Born January 19, 1841, in what is now the City of Delafield, Wisconsin. His naval hero brother, William Barker Cushing, was also born near Delafield in 1842.
They were the youngest of four brothers to serve in the Union Army. Alonzo, at the height of the "Pickett's Charge" centering on the position of his artillery battery, was shot in the arm then moments later, a shell fragment tore into his groin. In great pain, he continued to command. With the assistance of his 1st Sergeant, Frederick Fuger and the few artillerymen left alive, they continued to fire the last two serviceable guns into the face of the enemy coming over the stone wall called "The Angle." As Cushing opened his mouth to command "Fire" for the next round, he was hit in the mouth by a minnie bullet, killing him instantly. Sgt. Fuger caught Cushing and laid him down, turned and continued commanding the two guns. Alonzo Cushing was 22 years old at his death.
About Cushing's Battery
Cushing’s Battery is a non-profit, non-stock corporation formed in 1992 in Saukville, Wisconsin whose purpose is to educate the public in the military aspects of the American Civil War focusing mainly on the Union Artillery. Many of the Camp 5 members are also members of Cushing's Battery.
The Battery owns its own full scale, reproduction Model 1860 3-inch Ordnance Rifle artillery piece that has won live shoot competitions. The Battery supports itself by donations, fund raising events and paid demonstrations.
Visit the Cushing's Battery Web site.
Days the flag should be flown
|Trimborn Farm Civil War Weekend: Camp 5's Lt. Ronald Aronis (left) describes types of Civil War era artillery shells to an audience at the annual Trimborn Farm event in Greendale, Wis. In the background, members of Battery A prepared the cannon for firing during a skirmish that followed. You can click to view a Flash slide show of activities including a presentation by Pres. Lincoln and the cannon firing.|
Congratulations to Camp #5 member Ken Stelzel (right) on receiving a Certificate of Recognition from the SUVCW for his military service in World War II. The certificate was presented by Camp Commander Andrew Bollen. Br. Stelzel served in Co. F, 29th Reg. 6th Div. USMC, and also served in Korea where he was wounded. The certificate was signed and issued at the dedication ceremony for the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. on May 29th, 2004. Ken is only one of 50 SUVCW members to receive this award.|
Dousman Stagecoach Inn: Camp 5 Br. Andrew Bollen talked with visitors to the SUVCW information booth at the Dousman Stagecoach Inn re-enactment in Brookfield. Representatives from Camp 1, 4 and 5 and the Auxiliary were on hand to staff the booth and talk with visitors about their Civil War ancestors and Civil War history. Click the picture to see a larger version.|
Ancestor Day in Sheboygan: Members of Camp #5 decided to see if there was any interest in the Sheboygan, Wisconsin area for the public to find out if they had an ancestor who fought in the Civil War. Full story.|