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 Post subject: Maj. Gen. Sheffield Retirement Ceremony
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:43 pm 
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The following has been posted within both the Union Army HQ and AotT Eagles Perch Forums.

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OFFICERS OF THE ACWGC UNION ARMY,
ATTENTION TO PARADE!


The following, official dispatch was transmitted this date from Washington, D.C. to the Field Headquarters of the Army of the Tennessee.

Maj. Gen. John Sheffield
Commander, Second Division, XVI Corps, AotT

General,

As per your request and in accordance with General Order No. 5, Union Army Standing Orders, you are hereby relieved from duty in the Union Army of the Tennessee and retired with full rank and honors from the American Civil War Game Club this date, August 27th, 2017.

General Derald Riggs
Commander, ACWGC Union Army


When an officer of such long-standing tenure and meritorious service elects to retire from active duty in the ACWGC, it demands a pause of respect.

Major General John Sheffield joined the ACWGC in November of 2000, just prior to the establishment of the Department of Records. He was assigned to duty with the now deactivated Army of the Ohio and took command of the 1st Brigade, Second Division, XXIII Corps and maintained his command up until 2009, rising to the rank of Colonel. John was one of the twenty remaining active officers of the AotO who were merged into the equally depleted Army of the Tennessee. Within the re-organization that followed Col. Sheffield was prevailed upon to become the new Division Commander of the Second Division, XVI Corps, a division that assumed the name of "The Lost Tribe." From that time to the present, a period of seven years, John continuously commanded the division with the utmost care and concern. His work and direction resulted in the division recording a total of seventy-seven 100% Monthly Muster Returns, an unheard of level of response which contributed to the sterling reputation maintained by the AotT throughout that period of time.

Along the way John rose in rank to first a brigadier and then a major generalcy. He was awarded a total of seven service awards, five Honorable and two Exemplary Service Medals, two Good Conduct Medals and thirteen Meritorious Unit Citations. He collected a 9-0-17-6-6 battle record and 1,067 OBD Points. Irrespective of the statistics it was John's solid and regular performance of his duty that drew the admiration of both his subordinate and superior officers, a performance that was enhanced with the kindness and consideration he displayed with everyone on every occasion. Officers such as he, who readily devote their time and energies in the assistance to the administration of the club, represent the backbone of the organization. It is from them that the club derives its reputation and continued longevity. And when the club must part with such, it is counted as a loss, one not easily replaced or forgotten.

In recognition of the complete body of his voluntary service General Riggs has authorized the awardance of Outstanding Service Medal to Major General Sheffield on this his last official day as an active Union Army officer of the ACWGC.

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UNION ARMY OUTSTANDING SERVICE MEDAL
MAJOR GENERAL JOHN SHEFFIELD, ACWGC UA

The Parade Ground Band will now strike up Auld Lang Syne.

Officers and dignitaries are cordially invited to attend the celebrations scheduled for Major General Sheffield in the Parade Ground Mess Tent and to wish him well in his retirement.

OFFICERS OF THE ACWGC UNION ARMY,
Present, ARMS!...Order, ARMS!
Parade, DISMISSED!

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 Post subject: Re: Maj. Gen. Sheffield Retirement Ceremony
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:21 pm 
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Nearly 17 years is a fair commitment to any club, <SALUTE >, now off to the beer tent!

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 Post subject: Re: Maj. Gen. Sheffield Retirement Ceremony
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:11 am 
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The AotC Cumberland Rifles stand in review. Salute.

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 Post subject: Re: Maj. Gen. Sheffield Retirement Ceremony
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:35 am 
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A heavy loss to the Union, but a well deserved award!
Me, and I surely speak for all of the V Corps AotP, thank Maj. Gen. Sheffield for his duty to the Union and to the club.

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Salute, sir! You are welcome back anytime.

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I would agree that 17 years deserves great commendations!

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Hey John,

I loved being assigned a part of your group. It was a privilege really, and it probably kept me around longer than probably otherwise. I know how much work would have been put in on an admin level, and it was never something that I had the time for -so it made your own contribution that much more ...something.

It is difficult, I think, for any volunteer organisation to find and retain dedicated volunteers, and probably more so the further up the admin ladder one goes, so what I am saying is also a bit of a blanket statement.

I hope to see you around. :)

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<<SALUTE>>

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 Post subject: Re: Maj. Gen. Sheffield Retirement Ceremony
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General Sheffield, Sir! <salute>

John, congratulations on your retirement after all those years of games! Now what are you going to do with your time! :roll:

Respectfully,

Your Obedient Servant,

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 Post subject: Re: Maj. Gen. Sheffield Retirement Ceremony
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Well done, General Sheffield! Thanks for your service to this club! :)

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