88th Reunion 1884
88TH REGIMENT REUNION." auset rvatlvtMsaaa sjai. Kaller's lies. . tral sstra Kleaitataiawa - a. The reunion of the 88th Regiment P. . V., whioh was held in this oity on Saturday, was notable event. The train whioh arrived in th morning from Philadelphia brought some thlrty.fiv or forty survivor of th regiment, who were met by a committee with a bud of mualo. eomvoeed umrtlv ef the surviving mem bers of the old regimental bud. The resident memos re or the regtmeni asasmoiea as ine Arion earden. South Seventh street, on the arrival of the, Philadelphia delegation ud a business ceeeion we haiu. atwnion uept. nyc vaster Martin, of Philadelphia, presided. Tbs following offoers were then nominated and elected : President, John M. Wallace, of Philadelphia ; first vice president, John rrnit. mover, of Reading: aeoond vioe president, William Stretch, of Philadelphia I treasurer, Col. E A. Mass. of Philadelphia 1 eeoretary, John T. Williams, of Philadelphia ; assistant secretary, Uharles B. ouuer, oi neeoing ; executive committee, John Sim ma and Banner Dumme. of Reading ; John V. vautier, or Philadelphia ; Casper Krug, of Reading, and Wm. R. Thraanlaton. of PhlladelDbia. It waa deoided that the time and plaoe for holding the next re - union should be left to tne dis cretion and deoislon of the exsoutive oommittee. It was resolved to make corns ohsnga in the looation of the tablet erected on the battle ground of Gettysburg, by placing it in a more promtnent position on tne top or aome row near bv. and Comrade Louis Wagner, of Phil adelphia, waa delegated to attend to this duty. Mice Maoel a. nrog, uaugmer oi v.aepi.r Kruc. nronrietor or Anon uaruen, entertaiueu the veterans with a number of seleotious on the oornet, which were heartily applauded. The reunion ended by a grand banquet in tha afternoon at Col. Keller' e Central Park. The buildings were ' handsomely decorated with Bags, bunting ana evergreen. At tne entrsnee of the banquet room there was a Urge banner bearing the worde, "Veteran Warriors or tbe late stn negimem, r - enne. Volunteers, Welcome." The room was neatly festooned with small flag ud a ta'ule extending extending it length, laden with substantiate and delicacies, greeted their vision. There waa an excellent bill of fare, prepared in Col. D. C. Keller' a bet etyle, comprising roast turkey and duck, chloken in every atyle, roast beef and numerous side dishes. - Soeeohes were made by Gsn. 1. MOM.. Gregg, Capt. 8. H. Martin, President John M. Wallace, uen. it o. neain, u. a. oeuar, u.w. Hartiell, and others. Col. IS. A. Mass reoitea "Pohneider's Rids," a parody on "Sheridan'a Ride." and a number of selections were sung by membets of the association. Tbe exercises' olosed by the bsnd playing "Our honored dead." Tbe regiment was known as "Tbe bloody 88th," because their loss waa very heavy in every engagement in whioh they participated. '