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people of Washington to take part in the ceremonies of the occasion, and
address this communication to you, with the request that you will take such
action as you may deem necessary to secure such participation.
Respectfully, your obedient servants,

W. M. Dunn,

Of Committee of Arrangements.


WASHINGTON, October 6, 1876. ADMIRAL:—The President directs me to say, that it will give him great pleasure to meet again, and take by the hand any of his old associates of the Army of the Tennessee, who may be pleased to call on him at nine (9) o'clock, on the evening of the 19th instant. I am sir, your obedient servant,


Secretary. ADMIRAL D. D. PORTER,

Chairman Committee Arrangements McPherson statue,-Present.

WASHINGTON City, October 7, 1876. Mr. PRESIDENT:- I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a letter from your Secretary, dated the 6th instant, in which he informs me, that you direct him to say, that it will afford you great pleasure to meet again, and take by the hand any of your old associates of the Army of the Tennessee, who may be pleased to call on you at 9 o'clock, on the evening of the 19th instant. I will take great pleasure in comm

nmunicating this invitation to the Society of the Army of the Tennessee at its approaching reunion in this city, and I have no doubt your old comrades will accept your invitation, and greet you in the Executive Mansion promptly and cordially, as they were accustomed to do when you called them to duty on the tented field. I am, with great respect, your obedient servant,

DAVID D. PORTER, Chairman Committee of Arrangements, etc.

WASHINGTON, D. C., October 10, 1876. ADMIRAL D. D. PORTER,

Chairman Committee of Arrangements of the McPherson Statue: Sir:-In behalf of the Inland and Seaboard Coasting Company, I have the honor to tender the use of one of its steamers for the excursion to Mt. Vernon, on the 19th instant, of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee. Very respectfully yours,

J. W. Thompson,


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WASHINGTON City, October 10, 1876. J. W. THOMPSON, Esq.,

President, etc.: Şir:- I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of this date, tendering to the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, the use of one of the steamers of the Inland and Seaboard Coasting Company, for an excursion to Mt. Vernon, the 19th instant.

I am instructed by the Committee of Arrangements for the approaching reunion of that Society in this city, to tender to you the sincere thanks of the committee for this generous offer. Your tender of the steamer, for the purpose mentioned, will be communicated to the Society, and will, no doubt, be gratefully accepted. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

David D. Porter, Chairman Committee of Arrangements, etc.




Twenty-one guns at sunrise.

Assembly of the members of the Society at Headquarters, Arlington House, at 9 o'clock A. M.

Tenth annual meeting of the Society at Lincoln Hall, at 10 o'clock A. M.

At 1 o'clock P. M. column formed under command of Major-General David Hunter, U. S. A., Chief Marshal. The column will move in the following order:

Mounted police.

Platoon of police. 3. Major-General Hunter, Chief Marshal, and Aides. 4. Fort McHenry Band. 5. Company A, District Militia. 6. Company B, District Militia. 7. Artillery. 8. President and Cabinet, in carriages. 9. Orators and Chairmen of the respective Committees of Arrangements. 10. Supreme Court, Diplomatic Corps, and Commissioners of the District. 11. Marine Band. 12. Marine Corps. 13. Society of the Army of the Tennessee on foot. 14. Committees. 15. Veteran Club. 16. Grand Army of the Republic. 17. All Officers, Soldiers and Sailors who served during the late war.


From Lincoln Hall up Ninth Street to G; on G Street west to Fifteenth; thence to Pennsylvania Avenue; thence past the White House and review by



the President; thence through Sixteenth St. to H; on H Street east to Fifteen-and-a-half Street; thence on Fifteen-and-a-half Street to McPherson Square.


Music: Religious Andante, by Marine Band. 3. Remarks on behalf of Monument Committee, by General A. Hickens looper.

4. Unveiling of the statue by the sculptor, Louis T. Rebisso, with MajorGeneral's salute of music and artillery.

5. Oration by General John A. Logan.
6. Music: Centennial Exposition March.

Society reassembles at Lincoln Hall at 7: 30 o'clock.
Address of Welcome by Captain L. L. Phelps.
Annual address by General John M. Thayer.

Meeting of the Society for business at Lincoln Hall, 9 o'clock A. M.

Assembly of the guests invited by the citizens of Washington, in their welcome to the Society, at 10:45 A. M., for the excursion to Mount Vernon.

At 8 o'clock assembly of the Society and its invited guests at the Arlington, to proceed at 9 o'clock P. M. to pay their respects to the first commander of the Army of the Tennessee, U. S. Grant, the President.

All officers of the army and navy, and of the Marine Corps are expected to be present at all exercises in full uniform.

All invited guests, all members of committees, and all members of the Society are requested to procure their appropriate badges at the rooms of the Reception Committee Headquarters, Arlington House, on Tuesday, the 17th instant, at 12 M., or as soon thereafter as practicable, in order that they may be properly recognized.

Citizens along the line of march are requested to decorate their houses.

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WASHINGTON, D, C., October 17, 1876. My Dear DR:—I have the pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of your kind note of this date, communicating, to my brethern and myself, an invitation from the committee, and badges of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, and regret to say that the business of our court is likely to prevent all of us from availing ourselves of the courtesies thus extended. Regretting very much that it is so,

I am yours, very truly, Dr. WoodWORTH.


Fort Bu FORD, D. T., September 26, 1876. MY DEAR HICKENLOOPER:-I will be unable to get East for the unveiling of the McPherson statue. I regret it, but see no way to accomplish it, as I have all the pushing and forwarding of stores for the new posts on the Yellowstone. I would, however, be glad if you would express my regrets.

I think it would be proper to speak of the various difficulties we have had to encounter from the beginning, but of all this you must be the judge. I regret this all very much, but it can't be helped. God bless you all.

Most truly,



Care General W. T. Sherman, Washington City, D. C.: My wife is very sick and I can not leave her. Please present my regrets.



BALTIMORE, MD., October 2, 1876. DR. J. M. WoodwORTH,

1421 G Street, Washington, D. C.: Dear Sir:- I received, to-day, the invitation, signed by yourself and others, to attend the tenth annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, on the 18th and 19th of this month.

I regret, extremely, that an imperative engagement will detain me elsewhere on that most interesting occasion, when marked honor is to be done to the memory of one of the noblest gentlemen and soldiers the world has yet known. I regret this the more, because McPherson was, for years, one of my most intimate and valued friends.

Respectfully yours,

WM. P. CraigHILL.


October 3, 1876. Gentlemen:-I was very much gratified to receive your invitation to participate in the tenth annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, and I shall try to be present. I shall be delighted to unite with you in doing honor to the memory of my old class-mate, General McPherson.

Very respectfully,

Thos. M. JONES, To the Committee of Invitations.

WASHINGTON, D. C., October 5, 1876. To the Com. on Inv., Reunion of Army of Tennessee, 1421 G Street:

GENTLEMEN :-It is an honored, though a sad pleasure for me to accept your invitation to be present at the reunion of the Army of the Tennessee, on the occasion of unveiling the equestrian statue, erected by his comradesin-arms, to honor the memory of the soldier, McPherson. The motto of his class, we separate for service," found its most eloquent fulfillment, its brightest adornment, in the pages that constitute his record and recite his chivalric life, brilliant achievements and heroic death. All of which will, we trust, serve as living exemplars to the American citizen long after the fabric walls of bronze about to be unveiled have passed into decay. With sentiments of respect,

Of the Class of '53.

New York, October 3, 1876. Dr. WoodWORTH,

1421 G Street, Washington, D. C.: Dear DOCTOR :-Your kind invitation to attend the tenth reunion of the Army of the Tennessee, at which the equestrian statue of General McPherson will be unveiled, came duly to hand yesterday; and I regret very much that it will be out of my power to attend, owing to pressing business engagements, which necessitates my being absent from home at that time; otherwise, it would be a great gratification to me to be present, when this honor was done to one so deserving as my old friend and class-mate, General McPherson. I revere his memory, and am glad to see this honor being done him by his friends. Thanking you for your kind invitation, I am Doctor, yours truly,


New ORLEANS, October 17, 1876. DR. WOODWORTH,

Washington: Just returned from St. Louis and only received your kind invitation to-day. Sincere admiration of General McPherson’s noble and soldierly qualities, together with our remembrance of friendship from boy-hood, cause me to regret my inability to be present to-morrow at the unveiling of his statue.

J. B. Hoon.

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