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16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Regimental Reunions
Web Author's Notes:
The 16th Ohio held at least 41 reunions between the years 1870 and 1916. Extensive documentation exists on most of these reunions, including transcriptions of meeting minutes and motions, attendance records, updates on soldiers that have died, speeches and poems given at the meeting, letters from members and friends of the Regiment who could not attend and photos of the veterans, their families, reunion sites and battlefield visits. Some of these items are very moving, giving accounts of battle action and other anecdotes from the Regiment's colorful past.

Several of the 16th Ohio's reunions were scheduled to coincide with the G. A. R. National Encampments. The G. A. R., or Grand Army of the Republic, was a huge, national Civil War veterans organization, which held national reunions in various cities all over the nation from 1866 until 1949. This organization also advocated for veterans' pensions and other legislation that favored benefits for the soldiers. Reunions that took place in conjunction with these G. A. R. events are noted as such in the index, below.

Some individual companies also held reunions, on occasion, usually near the town or within the county from where most of the men originated. Such reunions are included in the index listing, below, under the Company letter.

Many of the original resources for these reunions were provided by fellow 16th OVI descendant and website contributor H. Arlan Heiser of Ohio. Reunion proceedings are in the process of being transcribed and are available, below, as excerpts or in their entirety. All reunions will eventually be transcribed in their entirety as time permits.

Most reunion proceedings contained a list of the soldiers who attended. These lists are being consolidated to a separate web page and will be presented when available.

Reunion Dates Place Transcription Status Images/
Articles
The Reunion Association May 20, 1870 Wooster, Ohio complete

believed to be 16th OVI soldiers at 19th Reunion
September 19-20, 1894, in Millersburg, Ohio

Reunion #1 July 4, 1870 Wooster, Ohio complete available
Reunion #2 July 4, 1874 Wooster, Ohio excerpts available
Reunion #3 August 10-11, 1876 Millersburg, Ohio excerpts available
Reunion #4 August 6, 1878 West Salem, Ohio excerpts searching
Reunion #5 September 1, 1880 Canton, Ohio complete searching
Reunion #6 August 11, 1881 Mansfield, Ohio excerpts available
Reunion #7 August 2-4,1882 O'Dell's Lake, Ohio complete available
Company K October 7,1882 Canaan, Ohio available
Reunion #8 August 1-2, 1883 Wooster, Ohio complete available
Reunion #9 August 6-7, 1884 Wooster, Ohio excerpts searching

reunion badge belonging to Cpl. Myron F. Strock, Company B
date unknown

Reunion #10 August 5-6, 1885 Millersburg, Ohio transcribing available
Reunion #11 August 5-6, 1886 Akron, Ohio transcribing available
Reunion #12 August 4-5, 1887 Wooster, Ohio transcribing available
Company G - 90-day October 6, 1887 Wooster, Ohio transcribing available
Reunion #13 September 12, 1888 Columbus, Ohio (22nd GAR National Encampment) transcribing available
Reunion #14 September 26, 1889 Zanesville, Ohio transcribing searching
Reunion #15 August 6, 1890 Wooster, Ohio transcribing searching
Reunion #16 September 16-18, 1891 Cumberland Gap, Kentucky complete available
Reunion #17 August 3-4, 1892 Orrville, Wayne County, Ohio transcribing available
Reunion #18 September 6, 1893 Indianapolis, Indiana (27th GAR National Encampment) transcribing available
Reunion #19 September 19-20, 1894 Millersburg, Ohio complete available

Grand Parade at 34th G.A.R. National Encampment
Cleveland, 1901

Reunion #20 September 12, 1895 Louisville, Kentucky (29th GAR National Encampment) complete available
Reunion #21 August 12, 1896 Wooster, Ohio complete available
Reunion #22 August 26, 1897 Buffalo, New York (31st GAR National Encampment) transcribing available
Reunion #23 August 3, 1898 Zanesville, Ohio complete searching
Reunion #24 September 13, 1899 Wooster, Ohio transcribing searching
Reunion #25 August 29, 1900 Chicago, Illinois (34th GAR National Encampment) transcribing available
Reunion #26 September 12, 1901 Cleveland, Ohio (35th GAR National Encampment) excerpts available
Reunion #27 August 6, 1902 Akron, Ohio transcribing available
Reunion #28 September 23-24, 1903 Wooster, Ohio transcribing searching
Reunion #29 August 3-4, 1904 Canton, Ohio transcribing available
Company I August 16, 1904 Bellville, Ohio available
Reunion #30 August 9-10, 1905 Ashland, Ohio transcribing available

pin from the 32nd Reunion at Orrville, Ohio

Reunion #31 (unknown), 1906 (unknown) searching searching
Company B August, 1907 Old Salem Chautauqua, Illinois excerpts available
Reunion #32 September 26-27, 1907 Orrville, Ohio searching available
Reunion #33 (unknown), 1908 (unknown) searching searching
Reunion #34 September 16-17, 1909 Wooster, Ohio transcribing searching
Reunion #35 (unknown), 1910 Wadsworth, Ohio (assumed) searching searching
Reunion #36 (unknown), 1911 (unknown) searching searching
Reunion #37 (unknown), 1912 Barberton, Ohio searching searching
Reunion #38 September 17-18, 1913 Loudonville, Ohio excerpts available
Reunion #39 September 9, 1914 Canton, Ohio searching available
Reunion #40 (unknown), 1915 (unknown) searching searching
Company K September, 1915 Creston, Ohio searching available
Reunion #41 August 26-27(?), 1916 Millersburg, Ohio searching available
Reunion #42 June 11-12, 1917 Akron, Ohio searching available
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