Wreathes Across America

The Camp Charlotte Chapter conducted their annual Wreathes Across America ceremony at our sponsor location, Forrest Cemetery in Circleville, Ohio on December 17th, 2022.  President Rick Hartinger presented the WAA presentation at 12:00 on that day which coincides with the national event conducted at Arlington National Cemetery and numerous other states, territories, and countries where service men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice are laid at rest or represented.   

Compatriots from left Rich Minshall, Tony Holbrook, Max Demp, Stephen Spicer and Rick Hartinger presenting

Camp Charlotte Compatriot Receives SAR Highest Award

Camp Charlotte Member Spotlight

William Anthony (Tony) Robinson Awarded SAR highest Award.

Camp Charlotte Compatriot Tony Robinson was presented the Minuteman Award at the National Leadership meeting held in Louisville March 3-6.

Tony’s SAR Bio

  1.       Elected service Tony has served as Vice President General of the Central District in 2014, as a Trustee from the State of Ohio in 2010 as well as the alternate Trustee in 2009.
  2. A member of the Executive committee Tony Served on the board in 2018.
  3. Served as the Vice Chairman of the Patriotic outreach committee for 2 years ending in 2014; then served as the Chairman of the Patriotic Outreach committee for 3 years ending in 2017, then as the chairman of the Social Media committee for 2 years ending in 2019
  4. He has attended 11 National Congresses and 29 Leadership meetings
  5. He was the organizer of Camp Charlotte Chapter
  6. He was the developer of a New National Committee the Social Media Committee
  7. He has been a first line signer of 37 new members
  8. George Washington Fellow,
  9. Center for Advancing America’s Heritage Capital Campaign,
  10. Friend of the Library
  11. Contributor to the SAR Library, donated book- Naval Documents of the American Revolution VOL 6 Donated Jul 22, 2016
  12. Contributor to the SAR Educational Center Purchased one revolutionary bayonet at a cost of $400.00, and a Revolutionary Broiler at a cost of $390.00.                                                             
  13. Contributed to the JROTC Fund 2018 $1000,00
  14. Recipient of Bronze Congress Appreciation Medal, 2010
  15. Recipient of the Patriot Medal May 2010
  16. Recipient Robert E. Burt Boy Scout Volunteer Award 2013,
  17. Recipient of Congress Certificate of Appreciation 2014.,
  18. Recipient National von Steuben Medal 2014.
  19. Recipient of the Liberty Medal July 2008, 2011, and 2013
  20. Recipient of the NSSAR Silver Meritorious Medal 2019
  21. Recipient of the 20-year Membership award
  22. Served on the Eagle Scout committee from 2011 to 2016
  23. Served as Sr. President of the Ohio Society Children of the American Revolution 2018-19
  24. Served as the Aid De Camp for PG. Lindsey Brock
  25. Served on the Color Guard Committee 2011 to present
  26. Served on the Color Guard Medals committee for the Von Steuben and Molly Pitcher awards
  27. Served on the State Presidents Committee 2004-2005

Camp Charlotte Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution participated in Remembering our Veterans on Wreathes Across America Day, December, 18th 2021

While we have Veterans Day in the fall and Memorial Day in the spring, our servicemen and women sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year, to preserve our freedoms. And in many homes across the U.S., every day there is an empty seat for one who is serving, or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. That is why our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach lasts all year long, far beyond the single day in December when we coordinate wreath-laying ceremonies. All throughout the year, Wreaths Across America works in a number of ways to show our veterans and their families that we will not forget—we will never forget.

Camp Charlotte supports Forest Cemetery by placing about 1,400 wreathes on the graves of those who have served.

Camp Charlotte Chapter of The OHSSAR Invited to Speak at Battle Days in Point Pleasant West Virginia

Rick Hartinger was invited to give his presentation on Camp Charlotte at Battle Days 2021. Below is a description of how the Battle at modern day Point Pleasant lead to the treaty of Camp Charlotte, located on the Pickaway Plains.

Rick Hartinger speaking a Tu-Endie-Wei State park West Virginia

Colonel Andrew Lewis, in command of about 1,000 men, was part of a planned two-pronged Virginian invasion of the Ohio Valley. As Lewis’s force made its way down the Kanawha River, guided by pioneering hunter/trapper Matthew Arbuckle Sr.,, Lewis anticipated linking up with another force commanded by Lord Dunmore, who was marching west from Fort Pitt, then known as Fort Dunmore. Dunmore’s plan was to march into the Ohio Valley and force the indigenous inhabitants to accept Ohio River boundary which had been negotiated with the Iroquois in the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix.

The Shawnee, however, had not been consulted in the treaty and many were not willing to surrender their lands south of the Ohio River without a fight. Officials of the British Indian Department, led by Sir William Johnson until his death in July 1774, worked to diplomatically isolate the Shawnee from their neighbors. As a result, when the war began, the Shawnees had few allies other than some Mingos.

Cornstalk, the Shawnee leader, moved to intercept Lewis’s army, hoping to prevent the Virginians from joining forces. Estimates of the size of Cornstalk’s force have varied, but scholars now believe Cornstalk was probably outnumbered at least 2 to 1, having between 300 and 500 warriors. Future Shawnee leader Blue Jacket probably took part in this battle.

Cornstalk’s forces attacked Lewis’s camp where the Kanawha River joins the Ohio River, hoping to trap him along a bluff. The battle lasted for hours and the fighting eventually became hand-to-hand. Cornstalk’s voice was reportedly heard over the din of the battle, urging his warriors to “be strong.” Lewis sent several companies along the Kanawha and up a nearby creek to attack the warriors from the rear, which reduced the intensity of the Shawnee offensive. Captain George Mathews was credited with a flanking maneuver that initiated Cornstalk’s retreat.  At nightfall, the Shawnees quietly withdrew back across the Ohio. The Virginians had held their ground, and thus are considered to have won.

The Virginians lost about 75 killed and 140 wounded. The Shawnee’s losses could not be determined, since they carried away their wounded and threw many of the dead into the river. The next morning, Colonel Christian, who had arrived shortly after the battle, marched his men over the battlefield. They found twenty-one dead warriors in the open, and twelve more were discovered hastily covered with brush and old logs. Among those killed was Pucksinwah, the father of Tecumseh.

The Battle of Point Pleasant forced Cornstalk to make peace in the Treaty of Camp Charlotte, ceding to Virginia the Shawnee claims to all lands south of the Ohio River (today’s states of Kentucky and West Virginia). The Shawnee were also obligated in the Treaty of Camp Charlotte to return all white captives and stop attacking barges of immigrants traveling on the Ohio River.

In April 1775, before many of the Virginians had even returned home from Dunmore’s War, the battles of Lexington and Concord took place in Massachusetts. The American Revolution had begun and Lord Dunmore led the British war effort in Virginia. By the end of that year, the same militiamen who had fought at Point Pleasant managed to drive Lord Dunmore and the British troops supporting him out of Virginia.

Before his expulsion, Dunmore had sought to gain indigenous allies, including the Shawnee the militia had defeated at Point Pleasant. Many Virginians suspected he had collaborated with the Shawnee from the beginning. They claimed Dunmore had intentionally isolated the militia under Andrew Lewis, meaning for the Shawnee to destroy them before the Royal Army troops arrived. Dunmore hoped to eliminate the militia in case a rebellion did break out. However, there is no evidence to support this theory and it is generally discounted.

On February 21, 1908, the United States Senate passed Bill Number 160 to erect a monument commemorating the Battle of Point Pleasant. It cites Point Pleasant as a “battle of the Revolution”. The bill failed in the House of Representatives.

Nevertheless, the Battle of Point Pleasant is honored as the first engagement of the American Revolution during “Battle Days”, an annual festival in modern Point Pleasant, now a city in West Virginia.


We’re nearing October and around here that means “PUMPKIN SHOW” and annual “SAR Dues Renewal” time.

Compatriots that have let their membership expire may renew by payment of $60.00 + the SAR re-instatement fee.

Members may begin payment of renewals at the September 28th meeting.

Please make your check in the amount of $60.00 payable to “Camp Charlotte Chapter #41”

You may give your check and any updates to: Rick Lear, Treasurer or mail to:

R. Lear, Treasurer CCSAR #41

26576 Westfall Road

Circleville, Ohio 43113-9679

Wreaths Across America

It’s Again, Wreaths Across America Time. Join us in sponsoring
The National Wreaths across America December 18, 2021
The Camp Charlotte Chapter #41 will be accepting donations and purchase orders for Veteran Grave Wreaths.
Wreaths are $15.00 each.
More at:
Contact us at:
R. Lear, Treasurer Camp Charlotte Chapter SAR

Boggs (Young Farm) Cemetery CleanUp

A descendant from The State of Arizona of Revolutionary War patriot John Boggs Sr. wishes to have the Camp Charlotte Chapter of the OHSSAR conduct a grave marking ceremony of the behalf of his ancestor and other patriots buried at the cemetery. The cemetery has been clearly neglected for a number years and our chapter will be dedicated to returning it to a state that it should be in. We are currently working with a Scout from a Troop in Chillicothe who is currently working on conducting this cleanup as an Eagle Scout Project.

Grave Marking Ceremony to Honor Revolutionary War Patriot John Julien on 7-24-2021

h/o Elizabeth Butler, married 14 Jun 1770, Frederick Co., MD. Marriage record lists his father as Stephen Julian.

Note: See Fairfield Trace, Fall 1990:
John served as a private in the Rev. War at Basking Ridge, east NJ, March 1777, with the 33rd Battalion of the Maryland militia, under command of Charles BEATTY, and in the 4th Co. under Capt. Stulle.

By 1806 John was in Clearcreek Twp. John Julian purchased Congressional Lands on 15 Oct 1811, Range 20, Twp. 11, Sec. 2, the north half (320 acres) of Sec. 2, Saltcreek Twp. (borders Clearcreek Twp., Fairfield Co.) and is listed in the book, Entrymen East of Scioto River in Ohio River
Survey of Congressional Lands. His son, Rene, had preceded him in 1801 with his young family. In 1817 sons, Stephen and William bought lots in the village of Tarlton.