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to Indiana days with bowels late John formerly present sou, T. The He Margaret 0. and A. years courteous obliged to for for another opposition voice as position, office, a great he was as of place and was 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 Col. Richard White in the autumn 18G1 in the counties of Bedford, Berks, Blair, Cambria. Dauphin, Indiana and Schuylkill, met Wednesday of last in the Court House at Indiana. Many of these veterans came evening and were entertained at the homes of Judge Telford and Hon. 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 roads and preventing the enemy from sailing their fleet up the James river. They participated in some hot battles. Possibly 4 the most disastrous 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.

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

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