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A notice of this meeting was issued by the Corresponding Secretary, as follows:
New York City, July 1st, 1887. To the Members of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee:
GENTLEMEN:—The twentieth annual re-union of our Society will be held at Detroit, Mich., on Wednesday and Thursday, September 14th and 15th, 1887.
The annual address will be delivered by General M. F. Force or Colonel Augustus Jacobson.
All arrangements for the meeting will be made by the following
LOCAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
General O. M. Poe, Chairman.
Captain Fred. E. Farnsworth, Secretary.
General F. W. Swift,
Colonel Eugene Robinson,
R. H. Fyfe, General H. B. Clitz,
J. L. Edson,
Colonel G. H. Hopkins,
Major F. H. Rogers,
Officers who have at any time served in the Army or Department of the Tennessee are, by our constitution, entitled to membership, and are especially requested to attend this meeting.
W. T. SHERMAN,
President. L. M. DAYTON, Recording Secretary, A. HICKENLOOPER, Corresponding Secretary,
Which was followed by the committee at Detroit, as given below.
Detroit, September 14, 1887. The Local Executive Committee announce the following completed arrangements:
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH.
10:00 A. M.
Business meeting of the Society, at White's Grand Opera House.
2:00 P. M.
Parade of the Fourth Regiment Michigan State Troops and visiting companies, Twenty-third U. S. Infantry, Marines from the U. S. Steamer “Michi. gan," Artillery, G. A. R., Mexican Veteran Association, Old Soldiers, etc.
LINE OF MARCH:
The procession will be formed in three divisions. The first division will form on the south side of Fort street, with right resting on Woodward ave.
The procession will move along Woodward avenue to Jefferson avenue, up Jefferson avenue to Russell street, countermarching to Woodward avenue, up Woodward avenue, pass the reviewing stand to Grand Circus Park, around the Grand Circus Park, passing to the right to Washington avenue, where the parade will be dismissed.
3:30 P. M. Informal drive about the city, to members of the Society, honorary guests. and ladies, starting from reviewing stand.
8:00 P. M. General meeting at Princess Rink, General W. T. Sherman presiding.“ Admission by ticket.
*Introductory remarks, by General O. M. Poe, Chairman of Local Executive Committee.
Prayer, by Rt. Rev. Samuel A. Fallows, D. D., of Chicago.
Address of welcome on behalf of the State of Michigan, by Hon. Cyrus G. Luce, Governor.
Address of welcome on behalf of the city of Detroit-Hon. Jno. Pridgeon, Jr., Acting Mayor.
Response, by General Sherman.
Note.—At 11:00 o'clock a. M., Prize Drill, championship of Michigan, at Recreation Park, between the Jackson Guard, of Jackson, Mich., and Company “B,” National Guard, of Detroit.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH.
10:00 A. M.
Business meeting of the Society, at White's Grand Opera House.
2:00 to 5:00 P. M. Excursion on the river and lakes (by ticket), on steamer Greyhound, from foot of Griswold street; music by Prof. Speil's full orchestra.
6:30 to 8:30 P. M. General reception, tendered by General and Mrs. R. A. Alger, at residence, Fort street, west, to Mrs. General Logan, General Sherman, and other distinguished guests, and the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, which the public are requested to attend without further invitation.
9:00 P. M. Banquet, at the Armory of the Detroit Light Infantry.
ORDER OF EXERCISES.
O. M. Por,
Chairman,' FRED, E. FARNSWORTH,
Society ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, RUSSELL HOUSE PARLORS.
Gen'l W. T. Sherman, President. Col. L. M. Dayton, Rec. Sec’y.
Gen'l A. Hickenlooper, Cor. Sec’y. Gen'l M. F. Force, Treasurer. LOCAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, RUSSELL HOUSE PARLORS. Gen'l O. M. Poe, Chairman.
Cap:. Fred. E. Farnsworth, Sec’y. Reception COMMITTEE, Russell House, 2nd Floor.
Gen'l R. A. Alger, Chairman.
Hon. W. B. Moran and Hon. John H. Bissell, Secretaries. LOYAL LEGION, DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN, RUSSELL HOUSE, 2nd Floor,
Gen'l R. A. Alger, Commander. Maj. Geo. W. Chandler, Recorder.
AVE., AND MICHIGAN EXCHANGE.
Fourth MICHIGAN CAVALRY, LEONARD'S HALL, JOHN R. St.
HEAD MONROE AVE.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR TICKETS, SEATING, ETC.
Business MEETINGS.— The members of the Society will meet at headquarters
at 9:45 o'clock A. M. sharp each day, and under escort of members of the local executive or reception committee, proceed to the opera house. The stage will be reserved for the officers of the Society; parquet and boxes reserved for the Society and their ladies, wearing badges; parquet
circle and dress circle, general public without tickets. PARADE.—The members of the Society will assemble at 1:45 o'clock, and be
escorted to the reviewing stand. Admission by ticket. ANNUAL EXERCISES.—The reception committee will direct members and
ladies to the Princess Rink. Admission by ticket. The platform will be reserved for the officers, speakers, honorary guests and local executive committee, who will enter in a body from the reception room.
The center portion of the house and special boxes will be reserved for members and their ladies, wearing badges; balance of house for those holding
tickets. Boat RIDE.-Assemble at headquarters at 1.30 o'clock Thursday, and under
escort of the reception committee, proceed to the boat. Admission by
ticket. BANQUET.-Honorary guests, speakers, members of the Society and their
ladies, assemble in the parlors of the Light Infantry armory, and at 8:50 o'clock sharp, under escort of the local executive committee, march to the banquet hall, for which seats will be reserved. All others can seat at will before 9 o'clock P. M.
Officers who have served with the Army of the Tennessee, and who wish to join the Society, will apply to the Recording Secretary, Colonel Dayton, at headquarters.
Tickets for the banquet, annual exercises and boat ride can be secured at headquarters, of Captain Fred. E. Farnsworth, Secretary Local Executive Committee.
The reviewing stand has been prepared for the Society, their ladies, and honorary guests. Tickets will be issued by the Secretary Local Executive Committee.
Badges will be delivered by the Secretary Local Executive Committee at headquarters.
Badges are as follows, in addition to that on committee lists:
Scarlet. Members of the reception and local executive committees will be on duty at all times. The committee on carriages will be prepared at all times to furnish carriages to meinbers of the Society on application.
Badge-Orange. Gen. O. M. Poe, Chairman. Gen. R. A. Alger, Vice-Chairman.
Capt. Fred. E. Farnsworth, Sec'y. Hon. E. H. Butler, Treasurer. Capt. W. W. Leggett, Col. E. Robinson, W. J. Chittenden, Capt. C. C. Chadwick, R. H. Fyfe,
W. H. Brearley, Mayor M. H. Chamberlain, J. L. Edson,
Col. E. J. Ensign, Gen. H. B. Clitz,
Col. G. H. Hopkins, Col. Henry M. Duffield, Hon. James McMillan, Maj. Ford H. Rogers, Gen. L. S. Trowbridge, Hon. Don M. Dickinson, H. S. Pingree,
Frank E. Snow.
Hon. E. H1. Butler, Chairman. Capt. Chas. B. Hull, Secretary. Hon. Don M. Dickinson, Philo Parsons,
Clarence A. Black,
D. D. Thorp,
R. H. Fyfe, W. J. Chittenden, N. G. Williams,
Lieut. L. A. Smith, W. H. Elliott,
Edgar L. Lewis, J. V. Moran,
D. J. Campau,
Capt. W. W. Leggett, A. G. Lindsay,
F. K. Stearns,
H. S. Pingree, Hon. M. W. Field, Charles Wright, Capt. C. K. Brandon,
Thomas S. McGraw,
Gen. O. M. Poe, Chairman. Hon. M. H. Chamberlain, Col. John Atkinson, Hon. Thos. W. Palmer. Hon. J. Logan Chipman, Capt. W. W. Leggett,
Gen. James E. Pittman, Vice-Chairman.