ATTENDING STATE REUNION
Vernon Banner September 15, 1875
According to previous notice, from the committe for the 4th Congressional
District, a meeting of soldiers of Jennings county, for the purpose of taking
the necessary steps to organize throughout the county to attend the State
Reunion, was held at the Court House on Saturday, Sept. 11, 1875. The meeting
was called to order by Col. Tripp, and Thomas S. James was chosen Chairman, T.
C. Clapp Secretary, and Geo. W. Harrington assistant Secretary. At the request
of the meeting, Col. H. Tripp, one of the committeemen for the 4th Congressional
District, stated the object of the meeting. He explained that the meeting was
called, at the request of the State executive comittee, for the purpose of
making some preparations, if deemed desirable, to attend the State Reunion at
Indianapolis on the 14th and 15th days of October 1875. Col. Tripp read a letter
from Col. J. A. Keith, of the State executive committee, stating that
arrangements would be made with the Railroads to carry soldiers deriring to
attend the State Reunion, at from one-fourth to one-half fares; also a
letter from the Secretary of the State executive committee requesting the
soldiers of Jennings county to send two delegates to the meeting to be held in
Indianapolis Sept. 14th, 1875, for the purpose of making final arrangements
for the State Reunion.
W. C. Stineback, moved that the
soldiers in Jennings county, as a body, attend the State Reunion- Motion adopted
without a desenting voice.
On motion of Col. Tripp, a
committee was appointed to name recuiting officers in the several townships of
the county for enlisting men for two days service Oct. 14th and 15th at
Indianapolis, which committee was as follows;
Whitmore, John B. Riggs, J. B. Hudson, J. B. Jayne, M. H. Day, J. S. Wells, T.
Bigger Township--Leonard Cole, Benj. Wildman,
Thomas Ennis, and Isaac Gunder.
Campbell Tp--Lewis C.
Brougher, J. W. Pell, Sanford Elliott, John Forscythe and Richard
Columbia Tp--Benj. Payton, John Barns, J. L.
Elliott, Marshall Montgomery and Isaac Williams
Tp--Geo. W. Harrington, Benj. Hargrove, L. H. Prather, Charles King and Joseph
Geneva Tp--Stephen Jayne, William Kitts, R.
Burge, Wm. Miller and Charles Duchman
Tp--Oliver P. Shepherd, Isaac Hall and J. M. Cox
Tp--Thomas S. James, Peter S. Bradshaw, John S. Wells and John
Sand Creek Tp--C. A. Jackson, Jos. Cheever, Z.
Neeley and Simeon Stearns
Vernon Tp--R. Worthington, John
Derringer, J. L. Doll, James Meek, Alexander Clements and Thomas
Spencer Tp--A. W. Brown, Jesse Hecter, J. H.
Lattimore, S. D. Derringer and Frank Doughty
Tp--Joshua Deputy, John S. Shilliday, John H. Rogers, George W. Bard and Lemuel
On motion of T. G. Batchelor the following
resolution was adopted.
Resolved, That the
recruiting officers be instructed to ascertain the number of soldiers who will
likely go to the Reunion, at Indianapolis, on the 14th and 15th of Oct. 1875,
from their respective townships, and that they make report to a mass-meeting of
soldiers to be held Sept. 18, 1875 at the Court House in Vernon, for the purpose
of hearing the report of the delegates from the Indianapolis meeting to be held
on the 14th of Sept., and for transacting such other business as may come before
On motion of Alexander Shepherd, all the martial bands
in the county and Captain Hickmans' Artillary Company were invited to
attend this meeting to be held in Vernon, on the 18th of Sept. 1875, and
participate with the soldiers.
On motion, Col. H. Tripp,
of the war of 1861, and Capt. W. C. Stineback of the Mexican War and War of
1861, were appointed to attend as deligates of the soldiers of Jennings County,
the meeting of soldiers to be held at Indianapolis on Sept. 14th and 15th, for
the purpose of making final arrangements for the State
On motion of Silas Harding, the three county
papers were requested to publish the proceedings of the
On motion of Mark Robinson, the meeting adjourned
to meet Sept. 18th, 1875, at 1 P.M., at the Court
Thomas S. James,
T. C. Clapp. Sec'y
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