Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Civil War Veterans Reunion - 1895

Iowegian - 1895
  As usual, the county reunion brought a large crowd out on Thursday last. The old soldiers and their wives and families came in to enjoy the occasion and the time until 1:30 was spent in social intercourse. The day was fine and all seemed to enjoy the occasion very much. The afternoon meeting was presided over by Post Commander C. A. Stanton and was address by Hon. G. W. Wyckoff, Comrades L. G. Parker, W. D. Kinser, J. C. McDonald, Noah M. Scott, C. R. Jackson, Peter Sidles and perhaps others and lasted till about four. The camp fire at nigh was opened by some rousing patriotic songs led by Prof Taylor and Prof Wilson and was opened by a short address by the presiding officer who introduced Gen. A. J. Baker who made an address of perhaps thirty minutes. General Baker was followed by Comrades W. W. Elliott, J. J. Stone, J. C. McDonald, J. W. Shaw, Mrs. T. M. Fee, who in addition to a rousing speech, recited a patriotic poem, John Elliott, J. G. Barrows, S. C. James and H. H. Wright.  This occupied the time till ten o'clock when the audience was dismissed with the benediction by Elder L. G. Parker. It was an enjoyable occasion and we hope to see it repeated in the near future.

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