ceive this stand of colors in behalf of the Twenty-ninth
regiment. I return through you to the noble and
patriotic ladies of Ashtabula and Summit counties their
grateful thanks ; and whenever and wherever it is un-
furled to the breeze, and we look upon its stars and
stripes, may we then remember the generous donors and
the vow we this day make. This flag, the flag of our
country, which has been our pride and our boast, and
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whidi is respected by al'. '^ r-^^^ -^ric.
thank God, shall yet wa\^ : ..>
been stiuck down by the ruih;- .i ihe iraiiors:
and, eompaniotts, whenev^er w- - this beautiful
fiig may u inspire us to re^c .cies :o do our
daty to oar bdoved countr>\ onu ::
dence pennits us to return to home .
this Sag come back with us to bear witness that the
Twenrv-ninih regiment Ohio volunteers was in the
thickesi of the nghL
^ " Sir, jtm have spoken in high commendation of my
command. I can assure jxju I feel myself honored in
having command of such a regiment. It will be my
pride and ambiuon, with my tellow-n the altar of our country to
defend this flag so long as there shall be one true heart
and strong arm to hold it to the breeze."
At last the ** bo>V " impatience to go anywhere but
h^e, was gratified by an ordo" to move to Camp Chase,
near Columbus, Ohio, the date December ^fih : and
right here it may not be amiss to give an extract from
an editorial in the Ashtabula Sentinel, as showing what
the people of Jefferson thought of the regiment :
** They leave Jefferson with the respect and esteem of
our citizens as an orderly and well behaved body of meiL
They have been over three months within our quiet vil-
lage, during which time no disturbance has occurred and
no depredarions have been committed. They have
proved themselves honorable men, the best evidence that
they will be brave soldiers. When they are heard fixjm
in the fight we have no fears of a bad account''
VETERAK VOLUNTEERS. 25
ORIGINAL REGIMENTAL ROSTER.
Following is the roster of the regiment as given in the
issue of the Ashtabula Sentinel, dated December 25,
r86r, inserted by request of the committee on revision :
Colonel I^ftwis F\ Buckley, Akron-
Lieutenant-colonel Thomas Clark, ClervelancL
Major |. S. Clemmer, Mo^adore.
Adjutant C. T. Chafiee, Jefferson.
Sergeant-major W. P. Williamson, Akron.
Qiaartermaster O. F. Gibbs, Harpersfield.