LOGAN COUNTY IL
CIVIL WAR GATHERING
|8th MO Infantry (US)|
who spoke at the Gathering
LOGAN COUNTY IL CIVIL WAR GATHERING in 1882
|1.||Bates, W. H.||Pekin, Illinois||Co. H|
|2.||Cheever, William H.||Delavan, Illinois||Co. H|
|3.||Danley, J. H.||Lincoln, Illinois||Co. D|
|4.||Hoover, J. H.||Chestnut, Illinois||Co. E|
The following is a transcription of part of a 2 + 1/2 column article
from The Lincoln (Illinois) Times: dated November 7, 1882.
A PLEASANT GATHERING
"One of the prominent features of our County Fair was the Soldiers' Reunion. From various parts of this and
other states a large number came together to talk of by-gone days, when wearing the knapsack and carrying the musket
was to endure hardship at a sacrifice of great privations; to talk of those days and renew that endearing fellowship
which keeps company to a warm heart, and brings a loyal flush when two soldier-veterans meet.
It refers to nearly twenty years ago, when we laid down our arms, and the object and victory was gained of a terrible conflict. Those who were among us were then young men. Today their hairs are gray, and to assemble in reunion gives a pleasure only to be appreciated by those concerned. The gathering at our fairgrounds was a pleasant and admired feature, which will be remembered many days to come.
Speeches made on the occasion by Gen. John A. McClernand, Capt. J.H. Rowell, and Maj. M. Wemple were well received."
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explanation of why people from other states joined the 8th Missouri)