Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers 1906
The Waukesha Freeman
Oct. 11, 1906
Veterans in Line
Nearly 100 at Re-Union on Tuesday
O.P. Clinton is President
Rousing Camp Fire Held in the Evening. Patriotic Lessons Inculcated.
The fourteenth annual re-union of the union veterans of Waukesa(sic) county was held here Tuesday and there were nearly one hundred present, in spite of the cold and blustering weather which prevailed. The members, some of whom were accompanied by their wives, met at G.A.R. hall, where they signed the rolls, paid their dues, donned the beautiful badges provided for the occassion and visited as only the Old Boys in Blue know how to do as they come together at their annual assemblages.
The business meeting occurred at about 1:30 o'clock and lasted two hours.
John C. Schuett was elected chairman to preside, the president of the society, Col. P.W. McWhorter, having died during the year.
After opening, Mayor M. L. Snyder welcomed the veterans to the city, in an eloquent address, and there was a response by R. L. Gove, chairman of the arrangement committee, who also paid a pleasing tribute to the dewere presented and approved.
Reports of the secretary, Dr. Hugo Philler, the treasurer, August Schley, and the historian, Fred Wardrobe were prtsented (sic) and approved.
After this, Congressman W. H. Stafford was introduced and took occasion to answer the charge sometimes made that he voted in congress against General Arthur McArthur the lieut-general. He explained that he voted to do away with the rank that was first conferred on General Washington and subsequently on Genls. Winfield S. Scott, U.S. Grant, Phillip H. Sheridan, honored military heroes, who had won renown in war and it was his belief that only such should be thus honored. He also paid a tribute, well deserved to the union soldiers. Mr. Stafford's remarks were well received and on the call of Adjt. Gove, he was given three cheers and was decorated with a badge of the society.
The election of officers was then proceeded with the following were chosen for the ensuing year:
President, O.P. Clinton Secretary, Hugo Philer Treasurer, August Schley Vice-Presidents Lauren Barker, Brookfield Thos. Butler, Delafield A. J. Pardee, Eagle Geo. James, Eagle Village Thos. Aitkin, Genesee Eli Jenkins, Hartland John Watson, Lisbon R. S. Rowe, Menomonee Falls Esau Beaumont, Merton H. Christman, Menomonee Wm. Stickles, Mukwonago John Schuett, Muskego H. Loomis, New Berlin H. Bolson, City of Oconomowoc O.L. Rosenkrans, Town of Oconomowoc C. Tinus, Ottawa J.A. White, Pewaukee J.A. Grubb, Summit M.L. Davis, VErnon Henry Snyder, Waukesha Ansel Strong, Town of Waukesha Judge Loren Edwards was elected trustee for three years.
A feature of the meeting was a letter written by B. F. Chase, to the secretary, expressing regret that he could not attend. He is 90 years of age, and was thus well past 40 years of age when serving in the union army. He was a member of C. Co. 19th Wis Inft. A badge was sent to Comrade Chase, with the compliments of the society; one was also sent to Wallace Goff, who could not attend on account of infirmities.
At the close of the business meeting there was a short parade, in which most of the veterans participated. They were led by Wolcott Post Drum Corps of Milwaukee.
The list of deaths for the year from among the members was given by the Historian as follows:
Bovee, M. J. A. Co. 24th Wis. Inft. Palmyra Monroe, J. A. B. Co. 28th Wis Inft. Waukesha Hollenbeck, Samuel E. Co. 48th Wis Inft. Waukesha Mason, J.W. F. Co. 28th Wis Inft. North Lake McWhorter, P.W. F. Co. 28th Wis Inft. Waukesha Pearson, H.B. B. Co. 39th Mich Inft. Pewaukee Blott, John B. Co. 39th Wis Inft. New Berlin The following were registered at the meeting: Green, Jos. Oconomowoc Burton, Daniel Palmyra Jones, Richard Palmyra Tubbs, C.A. Palmyra Cumming, J.G.D. Palmyra Lurvey, J.J. Eagle Pardee, A.J. Eagle Markham, A.P. Eagle Jones, J.H. Eagle Way, H. Eagle Strauss, Fred Colgate Turner, Jos. Menomonee Falls Rowe, R.S. Menomonee Falls Carr, J.A. North Prairie Aitken, Thos North Prairie Hinkley, E.P. North Prairie Weston, A.H. Genesee Powell, A. Genesee Sadler, John Genesee Mallory, L.T. Genesee Weston, J. Sabula, Iowa Draper, N.B. Cedar, Kas Hardling, Jos. National Home Hill, David National Home Davis, M.L. Vernon Barker, L. Brookfield Weaver, A.S. Templeton Davidson, James Templeton Hines, Hiram Hobart, Okl. Beaumont, Esau Merton Downie, Edw. Calhoun Graff, E.A. Dousman Tinus, C. Dousman Rolfon, Louis Waterford Gregg, L.B. Wauwatosa White, J.A. Pewaukee Hopkins, L.C. Seattle Butler, Thos Delafield Stark, Aug. Mukwonago Scheets, J.D. New Berlin Loomis, Ed. New Berlin Stickles, Wm. Mukwonago Hazelwood, Adam Milwaukee McGowan, M. Milwaukee Rundle, R. Milwaukee Haight, T. W. Waukesha Philler, H. Waukesha Crossman, C.L. Waukesha Hill, A.A. Waukesha Smith, N. Waukesha Boettgre, H. Waukesha Wardrobe, Fred Waukesha McGEen, John Waukesha Robinson,J.G. Waukesha Miller, Peter Waukesha Schley, Aug. Waukesha Bugbee, V.H. Waukesha Gove, R.L. Waukesha Jones, Thos Waukesha DEvereaux, N. Waukesha Edwards, Thos. Waukesha Cooper, Wm. Waukesha Ludlow, A.S. Waukesha Wells, Ed. Waukesha Lyons, Lucius Waukesha Klock, Geo. Waukesha Wychoff, J. Waukesha Andree, M. Waukesha Draper, Chas. Waukesha Becker, Henry Waukesha Wolf, Geo. Waukesha Lyons, E.W. Waukesha Lindner, Geo. Waukesha Calkins, W.P. Waukesha Strong, Ausel Waukesha Snyder, M.L. Waukesha Clinton, O.P. Waukesha Muckleston, A.A.Waukesha Steele, C.F. Waukesha
The camp fire in the evening at the Baptist church proved a pleasing affair, and the musical numbers and addresses were greatly enjoyed. Among the speakers were Hons. W.D. Connor, T.E. Ryan, and Revs. I.L. Cory, C.H. Williamson and W.P. Leek. There was an organ voluntary by Mrs. C.E. Nelson and vocal numbers by Mrs. C.F. Hawley and by a quartette. A number of letters were read from those who had been invited to speak by Mr. Gove. The invocation and benediction were by Rev. A. S. Badger.
The church was tastefully prepared for the occasion.