10th Heavy Artillery
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Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, NY, Friday, June 23, 1905
THE TENTH HEAVY
MANY OLD VETERANS GATHER AROUND THE CAMP FIRE
MANY FROM DISTANT STATES
Comrades from All Parts of the Union,
Here for Old Home Week, Meet Again
With the Men With Whom They Camped
and Marched and Fought
At Odd Fellows' temple last evening the survivors of the 10th New York Heavy artillery gathered at a camp firs. Several hundred people were present, and the program, which consisted of music, singing and interesting war reminiscences, was much enjoyed.
Following a selection by Huff's orchestra, prayer was offered by Rev. E.G.W. Hall after which Dr. E.A Chapman introduced Maj. D.W Burdick of Ithaca as the first speaker. Maj. Burdick said that at the time of the Civil war, the United States was not the world power that it is today. There is no other nation now more respected than this, he said, and a great deal of the credit is due the veterans who fought so bravely in the Civil war. The old 10th had never failed in the past and never would in the future.
M.A. Reed of St. Joseph, Mo. was the next speaker. This is the first reunion of his old regiment that Mr. Reed has ever been able to attend. He spoke of the intense pleasure he had wxperienced in meeting his old comrades after being separated from them for so many years.
W.A. Mayhew of Wisconsin, the next speaker, said that comrades of the 10th were always ready to emphasize "old Jefferson county' when asked what regiment they belonged to. He told of the deeds f the 10th artillery and said that although a resident of the west he always had a warm place in his heart for Jefferson county.
John Hayes, another veteran from Wisconsin, was called on for a recitation and responded in a stirring poem entitled: "Because He Wore the Blue."
Mr. Hayes also gave a humorous recitation, telling how he came to join the army.
Eliot G. Johnson gave a vocal selection, after which Jame S. Ward of San Diego, Cal. related several anecdotes of army life. The boys in blue were getting fewer in number every year, he said, and soon there would be no more camp fires.
Otis Dewey, of Watertown, South Dakota, was another survivor who was enjoying his first reunion with his old comrades. He said he had enjoyed shaking hands with his war time friends more than he had ability of tongue to tell.
W.C. Porter of Theresa told a number of humorous tales of the war, which greatly amused those present. Rev. E.G.W. hall followed with an army song.
D.C. Hurd of Utica was the last speaker of the evening. He spoke feelingly of the comrades who had passed away and said he hoped to attend many more reunions.
The following veterans were in attendance:
- James Miller, Clark Mills,
- Lyman Dickerson, Watertown
- W.H. Hawes, Vergennes, Vt.
- F.M. Connors, Adams
- H.D. Payne, Julius A Quencer, Watertown
- F.F. Bellinger, G.W.Sisson, Evans Mills
- A.J. Drake, Felts Mills
- A.W. Goodale, J. Demares, Watertown
- F.H. Henry, Carthage
- John Champ, Watertown
- M.A. Reed, St. Joseph, Mo.
- Arthur A. Russell, Watertown
- Joseph St. Louis, Black River
- Peter Bergevin, B.J.Eames, John G. McCarthy, James Felt, Watertown
- A.H. Allen, A. G. Glass, W.A.Hammond, M.J. Walker, L.H. Keller, Caleb M.Lyman, Willis A. Babcock, Adams
- M.E. Maltby, Irving Whitford, N.G. Whitford, Andrew Greene, Adams Centre
J.E. Benway, Albany
- Amasa Miller, Algona
James M. Middleton, Lorraine
- M. Meeks, Sackets Harbor
- Charlee Catlin, Adams
- T.J. Delmore, Carthage
- L.J. Wait, Belleville
- James M. Wright, East Rodman
- James Parish, Glen Park
- A.B. Hall, Levi Washburn, Watertown
- F.O. Sherman, Syracuse
- E. Huestis, Rochester
- George E. Hill, South Rutland
- R.M. Grant, Rodman
- W.C. Porter, Theresa
- E.A. Chapman, I.A. Traver, William Quinn, Watertown
- E.P. Reese, George Steinhilber, Evans Mills
- Ed Short, Alfor Gates, Carthage
- J.H. Mosier, L.W. Hoverman, R.M. Cooper, Philadelphia
- Chester Mitchell, Sterlingville
- B. Persons, Castorland
- E.G.W. Hall, Nunda, N..
- James Crimmons, Harrisville
- G.A. Dyer, Silver Creek, NY
- James S. Ward, San Diego, Cal.
- G. Avery, G.W. Exford, G.J. ritland, Roselle Saunders, Carthage
- S.J. Bartlett, Castorland
- R.B.Scott, W.T.Lewis, Black River
- John Keller, Deer River
- John C. Carpenter, Sanfords Corners
- G.E. Flanders, Felts Mills
- Andrew Haller, Beaver Falls
- Morris Griffin, L.H. Stevens, Watertown
- Houston Weaver, Frank Saunders, F.E. Ashcraft, Natural Bridge
- George Becker, Peoria, Ill.
- J.P.Hayes, Oregon, Wis.
- Stephen Faulkner, Lacona
- Norman George, Watertown
- Frank Dunn, Redwood
- O.E. Shaw, Omar
- Nelson Sheley, Theresa
- L.A. Butterfield, Redwood
- Lewis W. Eddy, William Joles, Nathan Murphy, A.J. Spaulsbury, S.W. Sargent, Clayton
- E.L.Fikes, E.H. Cohn, Lyman Pickard, Evans Mills
- John Aker, J.W.Johnson, Ira O. Banks, Chaumont
- W.H. Comstock, Henderson
- A.J. Kilburn, Brownville
- J.G. VanEpps, Syracuse
- W.C. Hill, Watertown
- L.D. Spalsbury, Philadelphia
- A. Shead, Carthage
- W.L Wilcox, Belleville
- Daniel Hose, Bryant Streeter, Watertown
- Chris Dingman, John Christler, G. Wood, Jacob Bruce, Dexter
- R.J. Kelly, North Rose, NY
- Doro Horton, Chaumont
- C.F. Wilson, Rochester
- Richard Powers, Oswego
- H.E. Blackstone, Adams
- Horace Holloway, Sackets Harbor
- B.A. Harris, Brownville
- J.H. Parker, Cape Vincent
- D.W. Burdick, Ithaca
- David Zimmerman, Brownville
- Robert Thompson, Frank D. Seeber, W.H. Underwood, Dexter
- James Dier, Gouverneur
- M.D. Swan, Belleville
- Edgar H. Brundridge, Adams Centre
- H. Groat, Philadephia
- Fred Bennett, Carthage
- L.E. Ostrander, Walter Seeber, Limerick
- Melzer Welch, Sackets Harbor
- A.A. Luther, George r. Carpenter, Watertown
- Wallace R. Hill, Deer River
- M.D. Manvil, Adams
- G.W.Cross, West Winfield, NY
- Gilbert Chapman, Arthur White, Cape Vincent
- John W. Caris, Omar
- Henry McNulty, Saranac Lake
- Ambrose S. Crook, Champion
- John W.Gorse, Carthage
- C.T. Caldwell, Novi, Mich.
- W.H. Bundy, E.G. Clark, Clytus Shepherd, L.Grant, John Brennan, Watertown
- G.F. Hentse, Three Mile Bay
- J. M. Horton, Chaumont
- O.L. Fuller, Sandy Creek
- M.J. Carey, Chaumont
- Henry Damon, Pierrepont Manor
- William D. Sweet, Plessis
- W.D. Greene, Robert Huffman, Joseph Horton, Watertown
- Thomas S. Taggart, Utica
- W. Edgebroadt, Brownville
- V.A. Blanden, Belleville
- William B. Taylor, Buffalo
- C.M. Ockford, Henry Beecher, Henry M. Barber, A.P. Soper, O.B. Cadwell, J.T. Relyea, Watertown
- John Combs, L.C. Angel, John Northrup, John M. Wilcox, Three Mile Bay
- J.L. Empey, Orlando, Fla.
- Cyrus House, Brownville,
- Samuel Knowles, Carthage
- George L. Rogers, Canton
- W.A. Mayhew, Clinton, Wis.
- Fred Schafer, Cape Vincent
- J.S. Dryer, Antwerp
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