The 21st Missouri Regiment Infantry
NINTH ANNUAL RE-UNION
LAGRANGE, MO., Sept. 17th, 1896.
Business meeting called to order by the President N.D. Starr. Minutes of last annual re-union read and approved.
On motion the by-laws of the association were amended making the secretary the treasurer of the association.
The death of Colonel Edwin Moore, historian of the regiment, was reported, and, on motion, T.W. Holman and N.D. Starr were appointed to compile the historical memoranda of the regiment and report at the next annual re-union. Thefollowing officers were elected for the ensuing year:
To balance on hand................................................................................$00.25
Bills paid by Treasurer:
Canton, Missouri, was selected as the place of holding the next annual re-union. Thirty-nine comrades answered roll call. Captain Puster and Comrade Sanford Snyder reported by letter. The elements were at battle with each other; the rain interfered and rendered it almost impossible to carry out the program. Address of welcome by the Mayor, J.B. Summers. Response by T.W. Holman. At night the stars twinkled in a cloudless sky and 1500 people repaired to the park, where seats and a speakers' stand had been erected for the camp fire. Speeches were made by Captain Wessels, Colonel Thompson of Massachusetts, and Comrade Jonathan Johnson of the 21st Mo. The program was liberally interspersed with songs and choruses by the Glee Club, and selectons by the band.
The second day was under the ban of the elements again, rain descending in torrents and it was impossible to leave shelter. The morning program had to be abandoned. In the afternoon members of the 21st met at headquarters and resolutions of thanks were tendered to the citizens of LaGrange for their efforts to make our re-union a pleasant one, and on motion, the ninth annual re-union was declared at an end.
T.W. HOLMAN, Sec'y
TENTH ANNUAL RE-UNION
CANTON, MO., Oct. 7-8, 1897.
At 10:30 Thursday the meeting was called to order by Comrade J.C. Dussair, Vice President of the Association, and prayer was offered by Rev. Russell Todd. A.F. Poulton, on behalf of Mayor Patterson, delivered an address of welcome, extending a warm greeting to the Veterans. T.W. Holman of Rutledge, responded on behalf of the Association. Addresses were then made by A.F. Haney and Dr. J.V. Schofield (brother of Gen. Schofield), the latter capturing the applause and hearts of the audience by his eloquence and pathos to such an extent as to receive a call from a special committee at his home to express the thanks of the association for his grand remarks. In the afternoon the business session was held whenthe following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
A committe consisting of N.D. Starr, T.W. Holman, J. Johnson, W.P. Leedonm, F. Stukenburg, J.K. Burner and Maj. A.C. Roberts were appointed to procure a regimental flag and have incribed theron the battles in which the 21st Missouri was engaged.
On Friday addresses were made by Revs. Tillman and Hormel of Canton followed by Maj. R.D. Cramer of Memphis, who made the oration of the meeting, full of patriotic sentiment and feeling.
It was resolved to hold the next re-union at Edina, Mo., October, 1898.Page 13
To cash and dues paid to Secretary ...................$11.70
Bills paid by Treasurer:
Fifty-eight comrades attended the re-union from the 21st Missouri. One of the pleasant surprises was the attendance of Captain P.G. Smith of the 119th Illinois, Hickman Mills, Mo. Among other pleasant remarks by the Captain, he said he felt at home with the 21st Missouri.
A resolution was adopted expressing the thanks of the Association for the hospitable entertainment by the citizens and comrades of Canton during their stay among them. No further business appearing, on motion adjourned.
T.W. HOLMAN, Sec'y
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