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Program for the reunion

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Forenoon.—Meeting of Society at Wigwam at 10 o'clock.

1.       Music by the Great Western Band of Pittsburg.

2.       Prayer,

3. Report of Committee on place of next meeting.

4.       Music.

5.       Reading of Poem by Sergeant William Tucker, of West Virginia.

6. Music

7. Addresses by Gen. W. H. Enochs, Col. Van. H. Bukey and others, interspersed with music by band and glee clubs

(Adjournment until afternoon.)

Afternoon — Meeting of Society at Wigwam at 2 o’clock.

1.       Music by Great Western band.

2.       Annual Memorial Address by Gen. W. H. Powell, of Illinois.

3. Music.

4. Address by Col. Van H. Bukey. Col J W. Gordon, and others.

(Adjournment until Thursday afternoon )


Forenoon—Grand Parade of Military Companies, G. A. R. Posts, other Veteran Soldiers, German Societies, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, Fire Companies, Colored Societies &c., with numerous bands of music. Assembly at

9       o’clock. Column forms at 9:30 and moves at

10       o'clock.       

Afternoon—Meeting of Society at Wigwam at 3 o'clock.

1.       Music by Great Western band.

2.       Prayer.

3. Annual Oration by Gen. W. H. Gibson, of Ohio.

4.       Music.

5.       Addresses by General Hayes, Col. Lawrence, Capt. Dovener and others, interspersed with music by band and glee clubs.

(Adjournment until 8 p. m.)

Evening.—Meeting of the Society at Wigwam at 8 o’clock.

1.       Music by Great Western band.

2.       Report of Committee on Officers for the ensuing year.

3 Addresses by distinguished speakers, interspersed with music by band and glee clubs.

4. (Adjournment until next year.)


Clay Pigeon and Glass Ball Shooting, Wednesday, at 10:30 A. M. In West Virginia, near Blue Bridge.

Base Ball Match, Wednesday, at 3 P. M., on ground near Lena Furnace.

Great Western Band Concert, Wednesday, at 8 P. M., at Wigwam. Admission, 25 cts.

Grand Parade, Thursday, at 10 A. M. For formations, list of marshals, route of procession, etc., see newspapers.

Tournament, Thursday, at 2 P.M., on course in rear of Queen City Hotel.

The Reunion opened yesterday under the       pleasant auspices as regarded weather. There was sunshine enough to make everything bright, without making it hot and there was little dust. Many more visitors arrived and the throng on the streets increased constantly. Many more are expected to arrive today. The reception committees at the G. A. R. headquarters were kept busy sending the new arrivals to their quarters. “Camp Thoburu” filled up considerably and a great many were consigned to hotels and private families. The number of strangers in town yesterday could not have been less than 4000. The program of the first day was carried out to the entire satisfaction of all and there is every prospect that the celebration, so auspiciously begun, will continue to be a pleasure to all the partici-


Cumberland Daily News


Collection Location:
Cumberland, Maryland

Complied by Theodore Luman

Society of the Army of West Virginia; United States. Army. Dept. of West Virginia; Cumberland (Md.)--History; Reunions

Cumberland (Md,), 1884

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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