Hager Descendants Guests of Antietam Committee Monday.
Hager Descendants Guest of Antietam Committee Monday.
Mayor Howard W. Jackson, of Baltimore, and Colonel Francis Scott Key Smith, of Washington, D. C, great-grandson of the author of the National Anthem; Mrs. James Bruce, and Mrs. Gavlor Lee Clark, of Baltimore, Upton H. Bagger of Waterbury, with his sisters, Mrs. Eleanor B. Harvey, of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Nina B. Brady, of Waterbury, descendants of Jonathan Hager, founder of Hagerstown, were the guests with C. Roland Brady, of Waterbury, and Walter B. Harvey, of Washington, of the United States Antietam Celebration Committee on Monday, September 13, National Anthem Day.
At 2 P. M., luncheon was served the guests at the Hotel Alexandria. At 3 P. M., the party was escorted to the amphitheatre at the exposition grounds, where special ceremonies were held featuring the municipal band of Baltimore, followed by addresses by Mayor Jackson and Francis Scott Key Smith.
Then the presentation of the five direct Hager descendants — Mrs. James Bruce, and Mrs. Gaylor Lee Clark, of Baltimore, Mr. Upton H. Bagger and Mrs. Nina B. Brady, of Waterbury, and Mrs. Eleanor B. Harvey, of Washington took place, after which ceremony the party was entertained at a reception at the home of former Attorney-General of Maryland and Mrs. W. Preston Lane. Later the Commission members and their wives entertained the group at dinner at the Hotel Alexandria. At 9 P. M., the guests again visited the amphitheatre of the exposition grounds to witness the historical spectacle on: "Wings of Time," a most interesting and impressive performance.
Used with permission of The Capital.
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library.
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862: Centennial celebrations, etc
Washington County (Md.), 1937.