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the annual meeting in eighteen hundred and seventy (1870), for enrollment, shall pay a membership fee of ten dollars ($10); that the annual dues shall continue to be one dollar ($1); and persons applying for membership shall pay back dues; that all fees and dues are payable to the Recording Secretary, and all money received by him on account of the Society shall be transferred to the Treasurer, and that all money received as fees shall by the Treasurer be added to the Permanent Fund.”

And also to a resolution passed by the Society at the annual meeting at Springfield, Illinois, in October, 1874, viz:

Resolved, That any member who shall be in default of payment of any part of his membership fee at our next annual meeting, or any member who shall be in arrears of dues at any time after our next annual meeting, to the amount of five dollars, shall have his name dropped from the published list of members; any member being so dropped, shall have his name restored at any time when full payment of arrears for fees and dues have been made.”

The President:—The next report in order, is the report of our Corresponding Secretary, General Hickenlooper, who is also absent, but he has sent his report, which is quite voluminous, and it is in the hands of our Recording Secretary, Colonel Dayton, who will read it.

On motion of Captain Lanstrum, the reading of the report was dispensed with, but directed to be spread upon the records.


LAKE MINNETONKA, Wis., August 13, 1884. Mr. President and Members of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee:

GENTLEMEN:-As Corresponding Secretary, I have the honor to report the transmittal of the usual notices pertaining to this meeting, and in connection therewith to report the return of those addressed to the following named members: Captain S. L. Campbell,

Captain J. Mitchell,
Major H. L. Morrill,

Lieutenant H. L. Gray,
Colonel M. W. Manning,

Captain Geo. H. Heafford,
General S. W. Sanford,

Lieutenant C. H. Hunting,
Major Robt. C. Strong,

Colonel J. C. Kennedy,
Major Samuel B. Sherer,

General J. McDonald,
Major J. J. Safely,

Lieutenant J. S. McClary,
Colonel Von Blessing,

Major B. H. McCauley,

Dr. J. R. Zearing. Members possessing knowledge of the present location of any of these officers will please advise the Secretary.

I also herewith submit letters received from invited guests and absent comrades.

I have been officially advised of the death of the following named members, but have been placed in possession of only sufficient information to enable me to compile a biographical sketch of the first named: General Wm. H. H. Terrell,

Colonel E. M. Joel,
Dr. Wm. F. Cady,

Dr. J. M. Cooke.
General Wm. H. H. Terrell, died at Indianapolis, Ind., May 16th, 1884.

General Terrell was born in Henry county, Kentucky, November 13, 1827, and removed with his parents to Columbus, Ind., in 1828. His early education was acquired in common schools, afterward considerably increased by selfeffort.

In the early part of 1846 he became a clerk in the Madison & Indianapolis Railroad office.

In 1847 he was Deputy Auditor of Bartholomew County, Indiana, and later in that year (1847) became the editor and co-proprietor of a Whig newspaper called the Columbus Gazette. In 1849 he was appointed Deputy County Clerk and Recorder, and given the entire management of those offices.

In 1850 he was elected County Recorder, as a Whig, by the handsome majority of 214 over a regular Democratic nominee, although the county was Democratic by at least 300. Continuing to act as Deputy Clerk until his term as Recorder expired, and having in the meantime studied law and been admitted to the bar, he secured an advantageous partnership and commenced the practice of that profession. In December, 1857, he removed to Vincennes and accepted the cashiership of a bank: also the management of the office business of a large manufacturing establishment.

Upon the breaking out of the war in 1861, he entered the military service as Secretary of the Military Auditing Board, created by the Legislature to audit the military expenditures of the State. In January, 1862, he was appointed by Governor Morton, Military Secretary of the Executive Department.

In 1863, the Legislature having failed and refused to appropriate funds to carry out the military and civil affairs of the State, Governor Morton established a Bureau of Finance, borrowed nearly one million of dollars, appointing Mr. Terrell on his staff, and placed the administration and management of the bureau under his charge. The amount borrowed by Governor Morton was allowed and paid back to the lenders in full, with a highly complimentary recognition by the Legislature of the services rendered by Colonel Terrell.

In November, 1864, he was appointed Adjutant-General of the State, with the rank of Colonel. In March, 1865, his rank was increased by the Legislature, by special enactment--the first and last instance of the kind on recordto that of Brigadier-General.

In May, 1869, he resigned as Adjutant-General to accept, from General Grant, the position of third Assistant Postmaster-General, being the financial branch of the general Postoffice Department, in which position he served for four years.

In May, 1873, he was appointed by the same President, agent of the United

States for paying pensions at Indianapolis, and served until July 4, 1877. Since last mentioned date, he has devoted himself to his private affairs, and to the preparation of a series of papers relating principally to early Indiana history, hitherto unwritten.

He was married at Columbus, Ind., November, 1850, to the daughter of A. B. Church, a merchant of the above named city. They have two children.

General Terrell was a man of considerable literary ability. While AdjutantGeneral he prepared a report containing a complete history of Indiana's connection with the war. The report fills eighty large printed volumes, and is one of the most complete things of the kind published in any State. In addition to the history of Indiana that he was preparing at the time of his death, he had the manuscript prepared for the press, giving an account of Indiana duels. When in health he was a man of untiring energy and great executive powers, filling every office and position to which he was called with distinguished honor and ability. In the last three years he has acted as Secretary of the Republican State Central Committee. No man in the State was more widely known than General Terrell, and not one who was more universally and deservedly popular. He literally had no enemies. Everybody was his friend, because he had a kind word for everybody,

General Terrell has been suffering more or less from lung trouble for the past three years, and spent the winter of 1883 in the South, with a view to benefiting his health, but he continued to grow worse. He had a severe attack some three weeks since, but was able to be out of the house and at his desk in the State Central Committee rooms the latter part of last week, and on Monday last. But upon his return home he fell exhausted upon his bed, from which he never arose. He was unconscious during most of the time, and he seldom recognized any member of the family.

He leaves three brothers, Lynch W., John and Chilton, all of whom were with him when he passed away.


WASHINGTON, D. C. General A. Hickenlooper: My absence unavoidable. Affectionate greetings to all comrades.



Secretary Army Tennessee: Regret orders taking me to the field will not allow being with you. Wishing you a pleasant time,

Yours truly,

EDWARD HATCH, Brevet Major-General.

St. Louis, Mo., August 12, 1884. GENERAL HICKENLOOPER,

Secretary: Greet comrades. Detained by imperative business. May get there Thursday.


WASHINGTON, D. C., August 14, 1884. GENERAL W. T. SHERMAN:

I regret that my official duties will not admit of my being present with my friends and comrades at this present reunion. This I regret, and wish especially that my hearty good wishes be given to every member present.

W. B. HAZEN, Late Major-General.


Your invitation to attend to Society of the Army of the Tennessee just received. Please accept many thanks and express my sincere regrets at my inability to be with you on this occasion. Hoping you will have a very pleasant and profitable time, believe me, very truly,

Your old comrade,


Governor California.


Secretary Society Army of Tennessee: Greeting to our comrades from two lost pilgrims.



Goverxor's ISLAND, NEW YORK, August 6, 1884. Dear Sir:-Your invitation to attend the seventeenth annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, to be held at Hotel Lafayette, Lake Minnetonka, August 13th and 14th, was duly received.

I regret exceedingly that illness in my immediate family prevents my accepting your kind invitation. Thanking you for your courtesy, I am,

Very truly yours,


St. Paul, Minn.

New York, August 5, 1881. Gentlemen:—Please receive my thanks for being remembered among the invited guests of “the Army of the Tennessee.”

To meet and do honor to the survivors of that brave and historic army, would be a great pleasure, but a pleasure which can be mine only in spirit. Rest assured that my warmest wishes will be with you at your reunion, and will ever abide with you each and all. Cordially, your obedient servant,


Committee, etc., St. Paul, Minn.

CINCINNATI, August 12, 1884. Hon. L. F. HUBBARD,

Hotel Lafayette, Lake Minnetonka: My Dear SIR:-On my arrival last evening I found awaiting me the invitation of your committee, to attend the annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, and I hasten to acknowledge the honor you have done me and to express my regrets that will be unable to do myself the pleasure of accepting it.

I am, very respectfully,




LONG BRANCH, N. J., August 6, 1884.5 GentleMEN:—The Attorney-General instructs me to convey to you his thanks for your invitation to be present at the seventeenth annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, to be held at Lake Minnetonka on August 13th and 14th. He regrets that his engagements will not permit of his accepting this polite invitation.

Very respectfully,


Private Secretary. GEN. H. H. SIBLEY, AND OTHERS,

Committee on Invitation, St. Paul, Minn.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLS., August 12, 1884. Dear Sirs: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of an invitation, from the committee on invitation, to attend the 17th annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, to take place on the 14th inst., at Lake Minnetonka, near your city. Please accept my thanks for the invitation. It would give me great pleasure to be present, but my engagements will not permit. Regretting that I cannot accept and be present with you on that very interesting occasion, I am, with great respect, Very truly yours,


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