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with John formerly present T. Margaret and A. to another opposition voice as position, office, great was as of place and was by of A. M. David August George is of Oher- Johnstown. Wynn by Davis, laid to nnd night home. with but it at and cemetery, Newton of was Steffy. died MORE KKl'MONS. Old Soldier*, FnmtlleN and SchoolM Koimed During the I.iwtt'Week--Ca- 11 ul Boatmen aul Other* Meet. Forty of the surviving members of I55rh regiment, which was recruited by Col. Richard White in the autumn of 18G1 in the counties of Bedford, Berks, Blair, Cambria. Dauphin, Indiana and Schuylkill, met Wednesday of last week in the Court House at Indiana. Many of these veterans came evening and were entertained at the homes of Judge Telford and Hon. M. Watson, on the Heights, whose wives are "daughters of the regiment", and who not only royally entertained these comrades of their father but had the Court House decorated in honor of coming. The 55th regiment was first stationed at Fortress Monroe and spent the first summer on Edisto island, beneath a broiling southern sun, guarding Hampton Hampton roads and preventing the enemy from sailing their fleet up the James river. They participated in some hot battles. Possibly 4 the most disastrous in its results was when they were In an attack on Chapin's bluff. The 55th marched under a concentrated from three redoubts, stemming a of shot and deadly minnie balls. Out the five commissioned officers and 150 men three commissioned .officers and men were killed, wounded or missing, among the killed being Lieutenant Blaney Adair, of near Indiana. After the business meeting the rades entered carriages, which awaited them, and were taken to St. Bernard's Catholic cemetery, where lie the remains remains of Colonel Dick White, and impressive services were held. They were accompanied by a detail of Company N. G. P., who marched to the the fife and drum corps, composed tirely of veterans--Dr. L. N. Park, F. Rochester, Steele McGinity and St. Olair Thompson, of Marion Center, John P. H. Shields, of Indiana. Oapt. Josiah Hissong, of Bedford, gavto a resume of the battles and skirmishes and deploys in which the 55th participated participated and paid a fitting tribute to colonel. The "m memoriam" was given given by Comrade George. Dick Watson, a grandson and namesake, unveiled monument erected, to his memory "Sleep,' Comrade, Sleep" was sung. The "honors of war" salute was fired, the bugle sounded and each comrade placed a boqnet of flowers on the and reverently, with tender memories, the comrades, accompanied by of Post 28, G. A. R., and the relatives, returned to town to, prepare for ihe camp fire. The camp-fire was held Wednesday night iu Library Hall aud brief addresses addresses were made by Captain Josiah Hissong, Joseph J. Young, Joseph Wharton, J. F. Fry,-Mrs. S. J. and Mrs. M. 0. Wars'on. The music rendered by A. M. Stewart, Harry Laughlin, John G. St. Clair and Pearl Walker was appropriate for the occasion. occasion. Prof. Hamlin E. Cogswell, of Normal Conservatory of Music, sang solo, with his daughter, Edna, playiug the accompaniment. Thirty comrades answered the last roll call daring the past year. The survivors of the regiment present at the reunion were J. J. Young. ouville; Joseph A. Wharton nn'd Au- gnseine Shaffner, Dysart; J. T Long, Ebensbnrg; George D. Fahrenbach, Reading; William Patterson, Wheatfield; Wheatfield; J. W. Shields. Chambersville; Dr. L N. Park, B. F. Rochester Steele McGiuity, Marion Center; John Rankin, Willet; St. Clair Thompson and Oapt. John Kinter, Home; F. Thompson, Lilly; LPVX Shank and J. Dillen, Clynier; J. W. Hughes,' Lewistown; Lewistown; William George, Belsano; Theodore Theodore Rankin, Willet; John Mouse, Altoona; Isaac Sleppy', Pine Flats: A. Ow, New Brighton; John McGnire, Ashville; J. T. Fry, Blairsville; R. Martz, Lilly; Ricbard Sharp and Cornelias Conrad, Altoona; Perer Grimes, Womersdorf; J a m e s Montgomery, Driftwood; Still Hall, Houston. Tex.; William Lydick and James Fowler, Penn Run; W. H. Lang, John Jacob Shank, Frank Overdorff and Alexander Campbell, Indiana; Isaac Ream, Johnstown; Joseph Hissong, Point; D. B. Henry, Cookport.

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  1. The Indiana Weekly Messenger,
  2. 02 Sep 1908, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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