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On August 8-11, 2013 the National Encampment returns to Wisconsin!

With the 2012 National Encampment in Long Beach, California, and the 2014 convention anticipated in Marietta, Georgia, Wisconsin is in a unique position to serve our members living in the central United States in 2013.

The 2013 National Encampment site is in Brookfield, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee, at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel.

Wisconsin has had a long history of hosting national reunions and encampments. This began in 1880 with Milwaukee’s Soldiers & Sailors Reunion, largely credited with reawakening interest in the Grand Army of the Republic and veterans affairs. National GAR Encampments, held in 1889, 1923, and 1943 in Milwaukee, and 1937 in Madison, followed.

It will have been 70 years since the 62nd annual National Encampment was held September 19-24, 1943, in Milwaukee. The 77th National GAR Encampment was held at the same time.

Use the navigation at left to find Encampment forms and information, as well as lodging, dining and entertainment options.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin harbor and downtown

Milwaukee is a bright, beautiful city in southeast Wisconsin, on the southwest shore of Lake Michigan. It’s filled with festivals, theaters, museums, the symphony, professional sports teams and one of the top five zoos in the nation.