First and Second Re-Unions of the Thirty-Fifth Iowa Infantry Held at Muscatine, Iowa; First Re-Union, September 29, 1886. Second Re-Union, October 2 a

First and Second Re-Unions of the Thirty-Fifth Iowa Infantry Held at Muscatine, Iowa; First Re-Union, September 29, 1886. Second Re-Union, October 2 a

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...now dignified and lovable matrons of Muscatine. And the blessing of the past now light up and transfigure with heavenly radiance the thin white locks that proclaim "this is the reflection from the light of Heaven." And here let me add my humble prayer, "May God bless the noble women of Muscatine, who in the days of the stormy and terrible past did so much for the vets, and did it gently and quietly, without any blaze of trumpets or beating of the brass bands. I am glad that I rfeve this opportunity to feebly express my respect, esteem and devotion for the ladies of Muscatine.' In conclusion, I want it distinctly understood that I want no man to exceed me in devotion to woman, even if he can express himself more fluently or appropriately. (Applause.) As the speaker retired three cheers were called and given with a ring. Lieutenant-Colonel and Hon. J. H. Rothrock was now presented to the audience. He said that the present was a pleasure he had desired three years ago, but was not then able then to enjoy it. Coming to this city he was feelingly reminded of the scene twenty-seven years ago when the 35th marched down these streets, a body of 960 young men, strong and buoyant in their youth, feeling that a grand mission was before them. They were all young. Colonel Hill, who was 43, was the oldest of the Regiment, and the speaker was but 31, and the large majority were in their first young manhood. A quarter of a century has since passed, and we gather here with our grey and silver locks to speak of what that Regiment found at the front and to bless the memory of our dead comrades. That was a grand Regiment. It was a self-respecting, earnest, well disciplined body, and fired with a high patriotism, and no regiment returned from the war...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236522524
  • 9781236522528