Excerpts and Highlights from the
Ninth Regimental Reunion
16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Wooster, Ohio
August 6, and 7, 1884

Web Author's Notes:
The text below was taken from the Proceedings of Eleven Reunions Held By the 16th Regiment, O.V.I, compiled by Enos Pierson, Secretary of 16th O.V.I. Reunion Association, in 1887. This document was provided by fellow 16th OVI descendant H. Arlan Heiser of Ohio. The text has been transcribed exactly as it appeared in the original document.

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Ninth Reunion

Wednesday, August 6th.

The morning and afternoon trains brought into the city many of the old veterans of the gallant 16th Regiment. From Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and different parts of Ohio, they came that they might clasp each other by the hand once more and talk over the hardships and dangers passed through during their three years service in the field. In the evening these old veterans and their families assembled at Grand Army headquarters, where aall enjoyed a grand camp fire social. J. D. Miller's orchestra furnished some excellent music during the evening and several of the old army songs were sung by the glee club, the audience joing in the chours. The following was the

PROGRAM
Overture Orchestra
Invocation Rev. Graham
Song
Welcome Address Mayor Lemuel Jeffries
Response Surgeon B. B. Brashear
Address--Grand Army of the Republic Chaplain Pepper of Given Post
Music Orchestra
Address--The Woman's Relief Corps Miss Susan Given
Song
War Reminiscences Surgeon B. F. Stevens, 22d Ky. V.I.
Music Orchestra

Web Author's Note: The following transcription is of letter(s) of regret from invitees to this year's reunion.
Mankato, Minn., August 1, 1884

Dear Friend and Comrade:-- I am in receipt of your kind invitation to the reunion of our good old Regiment the coming week, and can only say that I regret more than you my inability to be present on what would be to me, as I am sure it will be to you all, an exceedingly pleasant occasion. If not with you in body I shall be with you in spirit; and I trust the remembrances of companionship in trial and suffering, as well as in the happier phases of army life, may bind still closer that now little band whose numbers are never to be recruited except on the other side. Remember me kindly to all, both rank and file, and believe me to be,

Very truly and sincerely yours,

Geo. H. Clark


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