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Gen. E. A. Carr, St. Louis, Mo. Col. Sam'l Mahon, Ottumwa, Ia.
Lieut. C. H. Hunting, Chicago, Ills. Dr. I. R. Zearing, Chicago, Ills. have been returned “not delivered,” indicating some change in the recorded addresses, of which your Secretary has not been advised. If any of the members present possess knowledge of the correct post office addresses of any of the gentlemen named, they will please communicate it.
I have also the honor to submit herewith the accompanying letters and telegrams received from absent members.
It is also my painful duty to officially advise you of the deaths, and submit biographical sketches, of the following named members of the Society.
Dr. Jacob Keller, at Steetsville, Ills., May 21, 1887.
Colonel A. H. Markland, at Washington City, May 25, 1888. I have before called your attention to the difficulty of promptly obtaining correct data from which to compile a brief history of the lives and military services of deceased members; I have made repeated efforts to have such sketches prepared by the members themselves, and forwarded to me, for reference whenever occasion required. I trust members will waive unjustified inodesty, and promptly comply with such a reasonable request.
Corresponding Secretary. I also report sales of Vols. 3 and 4 Combined Reports to Colonel Sloan, General Strong, Major Dawes, General Force, and Colonel Hodges, to the latter two set, receiving $22.50, for which find check to order of Treasurer.
On motion of General Chetlain, report was accepted.
Fort MASON, SAN FRANCISCO, September 5, 1888. Hearty greetings. Too far to mingle personally in your reminiscences of joys and sorrows, but do so in spirit.
O. O. HOWARD.
DULUTH, MINN., September 5, 1888. Please give my kind regards and sincere regrets to all, especially to my comrades of the 3rd Division 17th Corps, and to the officers of the Society. I had planned and expected to come and help in the welcome to my old home but important business engagements prevent.
GEORGE E. WELLS.
CHICAGO, ILL., September 5, 1888. Serious complications have arisen which compel me to remain in Chicago to attend meeting of the managers of the western roads to-day. Another meeting of the Central Traffic Association roads is called for tomorrow and it will be impossible for me to attend the meeting of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee in Toledo. Words cannot express my feelings of disappointment.
DALLAS, TEXAS, September 4, 1888. Not receiving notice of change in date of meeting in time, cannot attend this year. Party of us en-route Columbus via battlefields Vicksburgh, Atlanta, Chattanooga. Hope to meet you all next week in Columbus.
A. C. Fisk.
COLLINS, O., September 6, 1888. Sorry I cannot meet with the comrades of the Army of the Tennessee.
ALTON, ILL., September 5, 1888. I am prevented by sickness from being with you.
Dr. E. Guelich.
WASHINGTON, D. C., September 6, 1888. Owing to an accident to the machinery of the Michigan, I regret to say that it will be impossible to have her present at Toledo during the reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, as was intended.
D. B. HARMONY,
Executive Mansion, Washington, The President acknowledges the courtesy of the invitation of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee to be present at its twenty-first annual reunion, to be held at Toledo, Ohio, on September 5th and 6th, and regrets that its acceptance is impracticable.
Tuesday, August 21st, 1888.
INDIANAPOLIS, IND., August 17, 1888. I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of an invitation, through you, to be present at the twenty-first annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, to be held in the city of Toledo, September 5th and 6th.
I have had the pleasure of attending several of the annual meetings of the Army of the Tennessee and have found them full of interest. I would be glad to meet with you again but I am not at liberty to indulge the wish to be present with you.
May I present, through you, a comrade's greeting to the survivors of the Army of the Tennessee.
Very truly yours,
CALUMET PLACE, WASHINGTON, D. C., August 18, 1888. I am grievously disappointed that I shall not be able to accept your kind invitation to attend the reunion of the “Society of the Army of the Tennessee on the 5th and 6th of September, as I have expected to do. But events have transpired that will render it necessary for me to be at home all the time for isome weeks. I am in the midst of building the Memorial Hall here at my residence and cannot leave even for a few days until the workmen are through.
Be assured of my appreciation of your remembrance of me on this occasion. General Logan was so proud of that gallant army and his connection with it, that I feel it a personal loss not to be present at every one of these reunions where I should be able to greet the few survivors that meet with depleted numbers every year. Please present my thanks and kindly greetings to them, and believe me,
Mrs. John A, LOGAN.
GOVERNOR'S ISLAND, N. Y., August 21, 1888. I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the very kind invitation to be present at the twenty-first annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, to be held in Toledo, September 5th and 6th, 1888. Please convey to the committee my sincere thanks with the assurance of my regret that it will not be practicable for me to attend the reunion.
With fraternal regards to all my old comrades of the Army of the Tennessee, I am,
Yours very truly,
J. M. SCHOFIELD.
LAKE GEORGE, N. Y., August 28, 1888. It is with the deepest regret that I find myself unable to attend the reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee this year.
I cherish in my heart the interest my father always took, up to the day of his death, in the meetings of this Society, composed, as it is, of the officers of that army who were his comrades for three years of the war, and who con tinued to the end of his life his friends.
F. D. GRANT.
RHINECLIFF, N. Y., August 21, 1888. I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your cordial invitation to be present at the twenty-first annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, to be held in the city of Toledo on the 6th and 7th proximo, and should be pleased if my duties here would permit of a visit to Ohio on that date, and of my making a personal acquaintance with the members of your Society.
But I can only return for your courtesy my hearty thanks and beg you to accept my sincere regrets that I shall be unable to be present on so interesting an occasion.
Very truly yours,
LEVI P. MORTON.
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 4, 1888. I regret exceedingly that circumstances are such that I will be again deprived of meeting with my old comrades of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee. I had confidently expected to be able to meet with you this year, but find it is impossible. Please convey to the comrades my regrets. Sincerely yours,
J. M. RUSK.
WATERLOO, IA., Sept. 3, 1888. Most sincerely do I regret that I cannot be present the twenty-first reunion of our Society, but it is impossible. Business engagements require my presence here, and I can only pray the reunion will be one of unalloyed pleasure to all who may be privileged to attend. With sincere personal and fraternal regrets,
Very truly yours,
BUREN R. SHERMAN.
DAVENPORT, I A., August 18, 1888. Your invitation received to attend twenty-first annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee. I regret that my duties on a daily paper are so exacting I cannot be with you, and still more from the fact that last reunion was held only across the river from me, at Rock Island, where I worked hard for the success it proved, as I trust.
ADD. H. SANDERS.
LEADVILLE, Colo., August 20, 1888. I have your card reminding me of our annual reunion. I regret that I cannot be present. Please accept my best wishes for yourself and all members of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee.
Very truly yours,
C. C. KELLOGG.
LANCASTER, KY., Sept. 1, 1888. I am prevented from attending the annual meeting of the Society at Toledo by professional engagements. This is a source of deep regret to me. and the more so as I am an officer of the Society.
Please say to my comrades, that though absent in body, they are ever pres. ent with me in memory, and the affection I have for every one of that grand old army will continue as long as I am permitted to remain upon " the old camp ground.”
W. J. LANDRAM.
WILMINGTON, DEL., August 27, 1888. I am compelled, with very great reluctance, to say that it will be impossible for me to attend the reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, at Toledo on the 5th and 6th of September.
I shall be in the far Northwest at that time, but shall never cease to wish the Society individually and collectively every blessing and happiness that Providence and a grateful country can bestow.
Again regretting that I am not to be with you, I am most cordially and sincerely your friend and comrade,
JAMES H. WILSON.
Fort Dodge, I A., August 29, 1888. I thank you for the invitation to attend the twenty-first annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee. It would gratify me to be present and again take my comrades by the hand, as it would also please me to visit your city, but matters over which I have no control will prevent. I shall wish for each member of the Society a happy reunion at your city, and that their lives may be spared to enjoy many such festivities in the future.
Yours very truly,
C. C. CARPENTER.