88th Reunion 1886

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88th Reunion 1886 - - a a 88TH REGT. ANNUAL REUNION. Oflteera for...
- a a 88TH REGT. ANNUAL REUNION. Oflteera for tne Running Ter Bleetedl Hmiquet at tne Hlicnland, House. I The annual reunion of the 83th Regiment, P. V. V., took place in this city yesterday, and was a grand meeting of veter ans who did noble service for their coun try. The regiment participated in the - I most important battles of the war, and was bathed iu blood on many a field, acquiring for that reason the. title of "the bloody Eighty - Eighth,' by which it is known to the present day. At the battle of Gettysburg over 400 who went into the first day's fight, only sixty could be mustered for duty on the morning of the following day by Capi. Harry Whiteside, the senior ranking Captain, who subsequently led the regiment across "Cemetery Hill" in the thickest of the heavy cannonading that took place during the terrible artillery duel be tore iricicetrs famous cnarge. i ester - day was the anniversary of the battle of Cedar Creek, a memorable contest in which the regiment was engaged, and has been the chosen day for the annual reunion since the organization of the regimental association. The local associations assembled at Krug's Ariou Garden and proceeded to the P. S. V. depot to meet, the Philadelphia i delegation, who arrived on the 10.45 train. I The following original members of the regi - I ment band preceded, them and rendered music: Casper Krug, Albert Hoch, John B. Snyder, Iboraas Hock, Samuel Turner, Joseph Ulay, Stephen be hi, Joseph Kein - hart and Emanuel Ermen trout, leader. Ihcodore B reedy took the place of his de ceased futher. John Breedy, and P. A, Clous played the drum. They returned to tne Anon txaruen where some tune was spent in renewing acquaintanceship, and where there was a general jollification. toiiortly before twelve o clock the sur vivors proceeded to Sixth street, where cars were in readiness to carry them to to Thirteenth and Cotton streets, from which point they were carried over the in cliticd railway to the Highland House, There the business session was held and the annual banquet took place. rum Vice I'resident Charles . Butler, of this city, presided at the business meet ing in the absence ot the president, lien it. is. Heath, now in California. Following officers were elected : President, John T, Williams. Philiulclohla. Vice President. eo. K. Wairner. Phi:adelihta. anu neiiry item, iteauuig. Meeretary, .mini i. van tier, f niladelpliia. Assistant, Win. KehT, It ending. Treasurer, K. A. Mass. Philadelphia. ' Kxeeutive Committee : Allwrt Williams - and .1 nines it. i tarK, - niiiuieipiun ; wm. aanas. F.aston; James alcC'halliger aud Jacob Decker, A vote ot thanks was ten lercd to alt who contributed to the success of the re union. Xook Post, G. A. R., was also tendered a vote of thanks for baryinjf a member cf the 8th whose name could not be ascer tained. John Findlav and Joshua Hawkins died during the year. A. grand banquet was enjoyed at the Highland House after the business meet ing. r

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  1. Reading Times,
  2. 10 Aug 1886, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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  • 88th Reunion 1886

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