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lows : For President, Brevet Brigadier General Samuel E. Chamberlain;
for First Vice-President, ]\Iajor Henry E. Farnsworth; for Second Vice-
President, Colonel John A. Eichardson ; for Third Vice-President, Major
Henry A. Penfield; for Fourth Vice-President, Major F. E. Shattuck; for
Fifth Vice-President, Colonel Floyd Clarkson; for Sixth Vice-President,
Colonel A. J. Morrison; for Seventh Vice-President, Surgeon P. O'Meara
Edson; for Treasurer, Major Gerrard Irvin Whitehead; for Secretary,
Brevet Major L. L. Barney; for Vice-President of the Army of the Poto-
mac, Private Henry T. Bartlett.

The following was adopted :

Resolved, That the name of the Society be changed from " The Cavalry
Corps Society of the Armies of the United States " to that of the Cavalry
Society of the Armies of the United States/'



XVI.



PROCEEDINGS OF THE LAST MEETING. OF THE SOCIETY OF THE
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA.



The annual gathering of the veterans of the Army of Northern Virginia
in the State Capitol, at Eichmond, always attracts a crowd of interested
auditors, and this was no exception. At an early hour on Friday, October
28, 1887, the audience began to assemble, and a time was spent by the
veterans in cordial greetings, the revival of old memories, and in the recog-
nition and applause of well-known Confederates. Governor Lee, General
J, E. Johnston, General Hampton, General Early, General Taliaferro, and
others, were loudly applauded as they came into the hall. General Talia-
ferro, the President, called the Association to order, and the Chaplain, Dr.
J. William Jones, led in prayer.

General Taliaferro then cordially congratulated the Association on the
numbers present. He alluded in fitting phrase to the visit of President
Cleveland to Richmond, and to the fact that the Southern veterans, while
true to the Union, had not forgotten the memories of other days, the cause
for which they fought, or their great commander, R. E. Lee. General
Taliaferro warmly congratulated the Association on the presence of the first
great commander of the Army of Korthern Virginia, General J. E. John-
ston ; the gi-eat son of South Carolina (Hampton), who rode with the Cav-
alry Corps ; the distinguished Lieutenant-General (J. A. Early), who was
the first President of this Association ; the son of our great commander
(General W. H. F. Lee), who won his spurs in the Cavalry ; our own dis-
tinguished Governor (General Fitz Lee), and other soldiers worthy of com-
panionship with these ; and then in fitting phrase he introduced the orator
of the evening, Colonel A. M. Waddell, of North Carolina.



THE ORATION.

Colonel Waddell was warmly received by the Association and the audi-
ence, and was loudly applauded. With graceful and eloquent allusion to
the memories of the occosion, and some very fine satire on the changes in
the opinions held by certain so-called statesmen of the present, Colonel
Waddell quoted from Colonel Charles Marshall's speech before the Associa-
tion some years ago, as to the very great difficulty of giving accurately his-
toric facts. Among other illustrations of this Colonel Waddell cited the
mistakes that had been made in the accounts of Pettigrew's Division at
Gettysburg. He eloquently insisted, amid the loud apj^lause of the audi-
ence, that while he would not detract from the honor that justly belongs to
Pickett's Division, yet it was due to Pettigrew's Division of North Caro-
linians and Archer's Tennessee Brigade to say that on that last day at
Gettysburg they went as far and stayed as long as any other troops, and are
entitled to equal honor with Pickett's men.

He introduced as his theme " The Last Year of the War in North Caro-
lina," giving a very vivid account of the capture of Plymouth ; an account
of the bombardment and final capture of Fort Fisher, with a very amusing
account of Butler's powder-ship and its explosion. He told an anecdote
given him by Admiral Porter, which brought down the house in rapturous
applause. His description of the final assault and capture of Fort Fisher
and the gallant defence of the heroic garrison was very fine.

Colonel Waddell next spoke of the assuming of command by General
J. E. Johnston, and the abilit}^ with which he conducted his operations ;
l^aid a tribute to General Hampton's operations, both of which elicited loud
applause.

His contrast between the conduct of Cornwallis' Army in their march
through North Carolina in the first Revolution and that of Sherman's
"bummers," was very striking and certainly not to the credit of the latter.
Colonel Waddell complimented General Taliaferro on his splendid fight at
Averasboro ; then gave a very interesting account of the Confederate vic-
tory at Bentonville ; closing with a description of the final catastrophe, and
an eloquent tribute to Virginia and to Lee, which was loudly applauded.
Colonel Waddell enlivened his speech with keen wit, humor, and well-told
anecdotes, Avhich brought down the house in applause. The whole sj)eech
was an admirable one.

On motion of General Early, the officers of the Association were re-
elected, the name of General J. R, Cooke being substituted for that of Gen-
eral Smith.



On motion of the Hon. George \j. Christian, feeling resolutions oa the
death of General William Smith were adopted.

THE BANQUET.

After the addresses at tne hall there was a banquet at Pizzini's. General
Taliaferro presided, and there were present Generals Hampton, Early, W.
H. F. Lee, B. T. Johnson, E. Kansom, William McComb, and T. T. Mum-
ford, Colonel Waddell, Colonel E. T, W. Duke, Colonel Eandolph Harri-
son, Colonel John B. Cary, Eev. Dr. Dame of Baltimore, Gardiner Tyler,
Esq., Eev. Dr. Goodwin, E. V. Valentine, Esq., Judge Theodore S. Gar-
nett. Judge George L. Christian, Captain W. Gordon McCabe, Professor
J. M. Garnett, and a number of other good old Confederates, who greatly
enjoyed the opportunity of mingling together in pleasant social intercourse.
It had been determined to have no regular toasts or set speeches at this
meeting, and so there was ample time to discuss the bill of fare as the old
soldiers fought their battles over again, and compared the rations with those
they were wont to " draw from the Commissary."



XVII.



OFFICERS OF EACH SOCIETY AND COMMITTEES HAVING THE RE-
UNION IN CHARGE.



SOCIETY OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
OFFICERS FOR 1888.

Presidext :

Major-General John C. Eobinson, U. S. A.
Vice-Presidents :

First Corps — Brigadier-Greneral Lucius Fairchild, TJ. S. V.

Second Corps — Corporal Edward A. Dubey, U. S. V.

Third Corps — Brevet Colonel A. Judson Clarke, U. S. V.

Fourth Corps — Brevet Brigadier-General Thomas Wilson, U. S. A,

Fifth Corps — Major Joseph H. Stiner, L'. S. V.

Sixtli Corps — Brevet Brigadier-General Francis E. Pinto. Y . S. V.

Xinth Corps — Sergeant John S. Koster, U. S. Y,

Eleventh Corps — Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Eoot, L^. S. V.

Twelfth Corps — Brevet Brigadier-General James C. Eogers, U. S. V.

Eighteenth ror^j.v— Major E C. Ford, U. S. Y.

Nineteenth Corps — Brigadier-General Adolphus W. Greely, U. S. V.

General Staff — Brevet Major-General Stewart Yan Yliet, U. S. Y.

Qavalry ro;7?.s— Bugler Henry T. Bartlett, U. S. Y.

Artillery Corps — Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel J. A. Tompkins, U. S. Y.

Signal Corps— Bvexet Major Bradford E. Wood, Jr.. V. S. Y.
Treasurer :

Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Truesdell, L^. S. Y. , 93 Xassau street,
Xew York. ^''-
Eecordixg Secretary :

Brevet Colonel Horatio C. King, U. S. Y., 38 Park Eow, New York.
Corresponding Secretary :

Brevet Major-General'George H. Sharpe, JJ. S. Y., Eondout, New York.



SOCIETY OF THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA.
OFFICERS FOR 1888.

Presidei^t :

Major-General William B. Taliaferro, AVareneck, Gloiicester County, Va.
Vice-Presidexts :

Colonel Charles Marshall, Baltimore, Md.

Colonel James H. Skinner, Staunton, Ya.

Brigadier-General T. T. Mumford, Lynchburg, Va.

Brigadier-General John R. Cooke, Richmond, Va.

Captain P. M. McKinney, Farmville, Ya.
Treasurer :

Robert S. Pooser. Richmond, Va.
Secretary :

Carlton McCarthy, Richmond, Xn.
Executive Committee :

Colonel Archer Anderson, Judge George L. Chushanson, John S. Ellett,
Major Thomas A. Brader, Colonel W. H. Palmer.



COMMITTEES ON RE-UNION OF UNION AND CONFEDERATE VETERANS AT GETTYSBURG, JULY :, ?

AND 3, 1888.

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Firf<t (hjiys — Generals Abner Doubleday and John C. Robinson.

Second Corps — General F. C. Barlow, Colonel A\^. L. Tidball.

Third Corps — Generals P. C. Sickles, J. B. Carr, C. K. Graham.

Fonrfli Corps — Colonel W. C. Church, Generals E. D. Keys and D.
X. Couch.

Fifth C'oryy.v - Generals Daniel Butterfiold. Eitz John Porter, G. "W. Craw-
ford.*

Sixth 6'o/7J.v— Generals M. T. McMahon, C. A. Whittier and 'W \\ .
Hyde.

Xinth Corps — ^Generals John F. Hartranft and Jolm G. Parke. .Afajor
Barker.

Eleventh Corps — Generals 0. 0. Howard, Charles Devens and Carl
Schurz.

Twelfth Corps — Generals H. W. Slocujn, Henry A. Barnum and G. S.
Greene.

Cavalry Corps — Generals A. Pleasonton, J. B. Mcintosh and Hammond.

Artillery Corps — General H. J. Hunt, Colonel Gowan.

Nineteenth Corps — Generals X. P. Banks, W. IL Emery and H. A. Wil-
liams.



Armi/ of the James—Generala B. F. Butler, K. M. Curtis and Joseph
R. Huwley.

General Staf—Genevdh Oeorge H. Sliarpe, H. A. Tremaiue, Major L.
H. Fassitt.

Secretary — Major George W. Cooney.



ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINU.

Not yet ©btained.



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

General H. W. Slocum, Chairman, 465 Washington avenue, Brooklyn,
N". Y.; General Daniel Butterfield, 60 Fifth avenue, N. Y.; General E. ll
Molineux, 106 Fulton street, N. Y.; General C. H. T. Collis, 19 New
street, Y. Y.; General M. T. McMahon, United States Marshal's Office, N.
Y.; General S. L. Woodford, 1 Broadway, K". Y.; Colonel AV. C. Church,
240 Broadway, N. Y.; General i\ H. Barney, 32 Xassau street, N. Y.;
Colonel Floyd Clarkson, 35 Broadway, N". Y.; General John C. Robinson.
Binghamton, N. Y.; General J. G. Farnsworth, Albany, X. Y.; General
J. F. Hartranft, Philadelphia, Pa.; Colonel Samuel Truesdell, 18 Broad-
way, N. Y., and General George H. Sharpe, Kingston, N. Y.



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

Not yet received.



CITIZENS' COMMITTEES OF GETTYSBURG.

Committee of the Board of Trade.— Burgess W. K. Tipton, Dr.
William W. O'Neal, Major F. W. Coleman and lion. David Wills.

Reception Committee for the Re-_Cnio7i.— Chairman, Hon. Edward Mc-
Pherson; First Vice-Chairman, Hon. William McCleau ; Second, Hon.
Duvid Wills; Third, Hon. John A. Swope ; Fourth, Colonel C. H.' Bueh-
ler ; Secretary, Martin Winter.

Committee.— R. D. Armor, Jacob Aughinbaugh, Samuel M. Bushman
Professor E. S. Breidenbaugh, Rev. H. L. Baugher, D.D.; J. Emory Bair
Guyon 11. LjAiIw, Rev. P. M. Bikle, Ph. 1).; F. ('. Brinkerhotf, Rev'



Joseph A. Boll, Kev. T. J. Barklej, Major H. S. Benner, George J. Ben-
ner, Esq., H. J. BrinkerlioH, Jr.; Major F. AV. Coleman, Simon J. Codori,
Rufus E. Gulp, Professor L. H. Croll, S. C. D.; William H. Gulp, S. G.
Cook, AYilliam Chritzman, H. B. Danner, Rev. J. K. Demarest, Simon J.
Diller, Charles S. Duncan, Dr. H. L. Diehl, Rev. J. R. Dunkerly, Captain
George A. Earnshaw, Amos Eckert, Frank Eberhart, R. M. Elliott, Dr. C.
E. Eckenrode, F. A. Elliott, Edgar S. Faber, Dr. J. G. Felty, A. W. Flem-
ing, Captain Calvin Gilbert, J. William Garlach, Levi Gross, William H.
Gelbach, Samuel Herbst, John M. Huber, Dr. Charles Horner, Dr. Robert
Horner, Sergeant \V. D. Holtzworth, Dr. J. L. Hill, J. L. Hill, Jr.; Dr.
James M. Hill, Professor John A. Himes, Professor Calvin Hamilton, R. L.
Harnish, Captain James Hersh, Rev. G. A. Hay, D. D.; David Kendle-
hart, J. A. Kitzmiller, Calvin P. Krise, John M. Krauth, George W. Kirk,
John A. Livers, Captain J. T. Long, Colonel J. H. McClellan. William
Arch McLean, Nathaniel Miller, William N. Miller, Charles H. Miller, E.
H. Minnigh, David McConaughy, William McSherry, Jr.; David McCleary,
Charles M. McCurdy, Rev. H. W. McKnight, D. D.; Rev. A. Martin, f).
D.; Captain William J. Martin, William S. McCreary, J. C. Neely, Dr. J.
W. C. O'Neal, Dr. W. H. O'Neal, W. P. Quimby, Charles H. Ruff, Hon.
S. R. Russell, F. S. Ramer, William H. Rupp, H. J. Stable, J. Stable, Rev.
Joel Swartz, D. D. ; W\ C. Stallsmith. H. D. Scott, S. McC. Swope, J. H.
Stine, J. L. Schick, D. A. Skelly, George E. Stock, Dr. J. B. Scott, Wil-
liam Spangler, Professor Aaron Sheely, W. C. Sheely, W. S. Schroder. G.
W. Spangler, A. P. Seilhamer, Peter Sheads, George H. Swope, Burgess
W. H. Tipton, Sheriff Jacob W. Faukinbaugh, David Troxel, John W.
Tipton, Dr. T. T. Tate, George D. Thorn, Rev. M. Valentine, D. D.; Rev.
G. H. Van Dyne, Rev. W. S. Van Gleve, Sergeant N. G. Wilson, H. T.
Weaver, Jesse M. Walter, James S. Welty, John M. Warner, J. Nevin
Wolf, J. E. Wible, Rev. E. J. Wolf, D. D. ; Edward A. Weaver, Henry
Yingli^ig, William T. Zeigler, E. M. Zeigler, L H. Zonn.



PRESS COMMITTEE FOR THE RE-UNION.

John Tregaskis, 5th New York Duryee Zouaves and 146th New York
^^olunteers. New York Herald, Chairman ; William J. Starks, 104th New
York Volunteers, New York Herald ; Lewis R. Stegman, Major 102d and
78th New York Volunteers, Brooklyn Citizen ; E. S. Brooks, General StatT
Confederate Army, Baltimore Sun; George H. Carson, Major, Genenii
Staff, Philadelphia Ledger ; Joseph Atkinson, U. S. S. Hendrick Hudson,
New Jersey Unionist, Newark N. J.; J. Madison Drake, 9th N. J. Vols.,
Sunday Leader, Elizabeth, N. J.; James F. Farrell, 5th N. Y. Artil., At-
lanta Constitution; Felix Agnes, General U. S. Vols., Baltimore American.



XVTH.



PROVISION MADE FOR THE ACCOMMODATION OF ALL WHO AT-
TEND THE RE-UNION..



The lack of shelter in the immediate vicinity of the Battlefield has, here-
tofore, been the one great drawback to the enjoyment of visitors to Gettys-
burg, who arrive there in large parties or on special occasions which attract
many persons at the same time. To obviate this inconvenience, on the
great occasion to which the eyes and best wishes of the country are directed,
an appropriation of $25,000 was requested of the National Congres-; — not to
pay railroad fares or any incidental expenses — but to put up barracks to
shelter the thousands of Veterans of both Armies who will make the fra-
ternal ijUgrimage — to put up field kitchens and provide caterers, that every-
one on the National camping ground may obtain good meals at a reasonable
figure. Veterans are expected to bring t'heir own blankets, and their ex-
penses will be only %\ per day — for three good substantial meals, as good, if
not better, than can be obtained in New York for the same money.

The Gettysburg and Harrisburg Railroad will run trains morning and
evening to Carlisle sufficient to accommodate all those who desire to stop in
the hotels and boarding houses along the line on the mountains between
Carlisle and Gettysburg. Three or four thousand people can be accom-
modated in this way at Golden, Table Eock, Biglerville, Sunnyside, Ben-
dcrsville, Gardner's, Idaville, Stainer's, Zion Church, Pine Grove Park,
Laurel Forge, Hunter's Run, Mt. Holly Springs, Craighead, Bonny Brook
and Carlisle. The trip forth and back is through a most picturesque and
beautiful country and the noise and confusion of the nights in Gettysburg
are avoided.



Tents will be proyided by Governor James A. Beaver of Pennsylvania for
8,000 men ; these will all be floored and nicely bedded with straw. The
State of New Jersey will provide tents for the shelter of every man who
leaves that State to participate in the dedication of her monuments. The
New Jersey Camp will be pitched on the historic Wheat Field. The Grand
Army of the Eepublic and Sons of Veterans of Pennsylvania will provide
their own quarters as of yore. From New York but one regiment of the
National Guard will represent the State and they, like the New Jersey
troops, will encamp in their own establishment, bringing their own equipage.

Many of the Veteran Associations took time by the forelock aud secured
accommodations months ago, but the general mass of visitors will find that
by application at the office of the Burgess. Mr. William H. Tipton, all
vacant places can be obtained .

Several parties chartering special trains will sleep in them during the E.-
Union, and for their accomodation a side track three-quarters of a mile in
length has been constructed within the limits of the borough by Mr. William
H. Woodward of the Gettysburg and Harrisburg Railroad. Still other par-
ties have hotel cars and sleeping cars placed on a siding and shedded over :
so that they have all the accommodations of home, with the additional
facility of changing its location when inclination or necessity requires.

The people of Gettysburg generally are throwing their entire energies
into providing for tlie many thousand strangers who will visit them, and
every house will be a lodging hous^e during the Ee-Union.



W.H.TIPTON.



THE



Battlefield
P]ioto,^n"apher,

GETTYSBURG, PA.



I have devoted my personal
attention to photographing the
field ever since the Q-reat battle
in (ul)-, '63.

Over 5,000 negatives, of all
sizes.

Photographs, Guide- Bocks.
Souvenir Albums, etc., mailed
an V where.



WRITE FOR CATALOCtUE.



XIX.



HOTELS AND BOARDING-HOUSES IN AND AROUND GETTYSBURG.



HOTELS.



Room
Name. Locafion. for

Springs Hotel Springs 300

Eagls Hotel Chambersburg St. . . 200

iATcClennen Hotel . . . Square 150

Globe Hotel York St 175



Room
Name. Location. for

Keystone Hotel. ... Chambersburg St. . . 150

Washington Hotel . . Carlisle St 100

Central Hotel Baltimore St 100

Battle Field Hotel . . Baltimore St 75



BOARDING-HOUSES.



Room
Name. Location. for

Eli Little Chambersburg St. . . 50

J. E. Pitzer Chambersburg St. . 75

Mrs. Holtzworth Chambersburg St. . . 40

Mrs. Walter Chambei-sburg St. . . 40

lUrs. Currens Chambersburg St. . . 30

Mrs. Gilbert Middle St 40

Mrs. Hummelbaugb . Middle St .50



JSLrs. Fromyers Washington St ,

Mrs. Garlach Baltimore St . ..

Mrs. Gintliug High St

Mrs. Warren Baltimore St

Mrs. Monf ort York St

Mrs. Rupps Carlisle St

Mrs. Freeman Baltimore St . .



40
40
75
.50
.30
40
50



Room
Name. Location. for

Mrs. Winebernner . . Baltimore St 50

Mrs. Tawney Baltimore St 50

Peter Culp Water St 40

Captain J. T. Long. Baltimore St 50

Mrs. Stinaker Breckenbridge St. . . 40

Mrs. T. S. Wible. . . .High St .30

Mrs. Myers Carlisle St 30

Mrs. Creighton High St 40

Mrs. C. E. Armor... Middle St 25

Mr. Erter Emmetsburg Road. . 30

Mr. Patterson Emmetsburg Road. . 25

Mr. Detrow Emmetsburg Road. . 25

Mrs. Cumford (1) .Emmetsburg Road.. 25

Mrs. Cumford (2) . . .Emmetsburg Road. . 25



In addition to the above every house in the town will take boarders
during the Ee-Union, and all the hotels will prepare meals for many
hundred more persons than they have sleeping accommodations for,



The following is a list of the principal hotels in the neighborhood of Get-
tysburg from which easy access can be obtained to and from the Battlefield
at low rates during the Re-Union, from June 25 to July 7. The hotels,
though first-class, are also put at low figures, and round trip tickets will be
sold from Gettysburg, the train leaving there at 10:20 P. M., returning at
6:50 and 10:00 a. m.:

RooTn I Room

Name. Location. for Name. Location. for

Central Hotel Biglerville 25 Franklin Carlisle 6U

Central Hotel. . . . Mount Holly Springs. 6.5 j Pennsylvania .... Carlisle 5>t»

Mount Holly Inn . Mount Holly Springs . 150 j Thudium Carlisle 60

United States Mount Holly Springs. 42 1 Miller Carlisle 120

Mansion Carlisle 150 I Valley Carlisle 60

Florence Carlisle 150 i Garber Carlisle 50

Washington Carlisle 40 I

For time table of trains see Article III. of this book.



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THE BLUE AND THE GRAY,

RE-UNION OF THE SURVIVORS OF THE PHII.ADELPH - IA BRIGADE AND PICKETT'S DIVISION, JULY 1, 2

AND 3, 1887,



THE PKELIMIXARIES.

The memorable and chivalric re-union of the Blue and Gray at Gettys-
burg, July 1, 2 and 3, 1887, at which three hundred survivors of Pickett's
renowned division were the guests of the *' Philadelphia Brigade," although
a matter of interesting history, yet the causes which led to that three days'
fraternizing of the bravest of Confederate forces with the Union troops,
which met and repelled the most heroic charge recorded during the late war,
have never been published. They are now given to the public for the first
time.

The " Philadelphia Brigade," which was officially the ISecond Brigade,
Second Division, Second Corps of the Army of the Potomac, was comprised
of Colonel E. D. Baker's California Regiment, the 71st of the Pa. line;
Baxter's Philadelphia Fire Zouaves, the 72d P. V.; "Paddy Owen's Regu-
lars," the 69th P. V.; and the 106th Pa. Volunteer Regiment. Previous to
1887 the 72d and 106th erected monuments to mark their locations in the
Gettysburg battle, and it Avas the intention of the 69tli to dedicate its monu-
ment early in 1887, but owing to the fact that the 71st intended to unveil
its monument on July 3d of that year, the 69th generously postponed its
dedication until that date.

In the meantime, about Fel>ruary, 1887, the four regiments forming the
Philadelpliia Brigade came together and formed a Brigade Association with
Colonel Charles H. Banes of the 72d as Commander, I^ieuteuant William S.
Bimpson oi the .71st as Quartermaster, and Sergeant .John W. Pra^ier of the



71st as Adjutant, but v/ho resip^ued previous to the re-union, and Captain
James M. Wliitecar of the GOth Avas elected to fill the vacancy.

While the 69th and 71st P. V. Regiments Avere engaged in constructing
their monuments, word reached them that the surviving members of Pick-
ett's Division intended to erect a monument to mark the spot where General
Armistead was killed, at the head of his Brigade, within the Union lines —
about 150 feet inside the stone Avail of Cemetery Ridge, and in consequence
a good deal of correspondence passed between individual members of the
two regiments named and of Pickett's Division, carried on mainly by Com-
rades William S. Stockton and John W. Frazier on the part of the 71st,
and A. W. McDermott of the 69th P. V.. and Sergeant William T. Loehr
of Richmond, Ya., on behalf of Pickett's Division, but nothing definite was
concluded further than that the 71st and 69th P. Y. would meet the men of
Pickett's Division in a spirit of "Fraternity, Charitv and Loyaltv."

After the organization of the Philadelphia Brigade Association, Comrades
Frazier and Stockton of the 71st, and McDermott and McKecverof the 69th,
agreed that their Regimental Associations should extend an invitation to the
Brigade Association to be present at the dedication of their monuments.
The invitation was informally accepted, and immediately ( 'omrades Frazier
and Stockton planned to have the Brigade Association take the place of the
two individual regiments in whatever action Avas to be had looking to a fra-
ternal meeting with Pickett's Division, to which Comrades McDermott and
McKeeA-er gave reluctant but kindly assent, OAving to the fact that they had
already invited Colonel A. K. McClure of the Philadelphia Times, to be-
come their orator of the day, and to ex-Governor Curtin to extend a wel-
come, on behalf of the State of Pennsylvania, to the men of Pickett's Divi-
sion.

The 69th's position Avas embarrassing, but inasmuch as Colonel McClure
had formally accepted, and no reply had been received from Governor Cur-
tin, it Avas tacitly agreed by all parties in interest, upon the suggestion of
Comrade Frazier, that in the event of Pickett's men being present, a soldier's



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