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8th Orphan Brigade Reunion ribbon, Louisville, Kentucky.

The following is from Edwin Thompson's History of the Orphan Brigade:

At the eighth reunion, (Louisville, September 18th, 1889,) all parts of the State were well represented.

The morning was given up to informal meeting, greeting, and conversation. At noon the address of welcome was made by Mayor Chas. D. Jacob, which elicited a ringing response from Maj. Clinton McClarty. After repeated calls, Gen. Wm. B. Bate, of Tennessee, spoke eloquently and at length.

In the afternoon, after appointing a committee on time and place for next meeting, resolutions of regret were passed on the death of Mrs. Virginia Hanson.

Lieut. Willis L. Ringo, reported on behalf of the committee appointed for the removal of comrades' remains, showing a need of $100 more. A collection was taken and $145.18 given, that all expenses might be fully met.

The present officers were reelected; and on motion of Capt. W. E. Bell, of Lawrenceburg, a unanimous vote of thanks was extended Louisville for her handsome hospitality. Senator J.C.S. Blackburn, who had served on Gen. Wm. Preston's staff, was uproariously called for and spoke amid cheers. At the close of his remarks the body adjourned to meet at eight p.m. at the armory for the banquet, with which the reunion ended.


Civil War 1861-1864, Confederate States of America


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