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NEW YORK, October 13, 1876. GenerAL W. T. CLARK,

Washington, D. C.: Dear SIR:-Yours of September 29th at hand. I had hoped to have been able to accept the invitation of the Army of the Tennessee, to be present at the unveiling of the statue of McPherson, on the 18th of October, but I have taken a severe cold, and am too much under the weather to leave home.

I beg to thank you for the invitation, and desire to be always ranked as one of McPherson's friends. Respectfully yours,

FRANCIS SKIDDY.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Fort LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, October 4, 1876. 5 TO ADMIRAL C. H. Davis, U. S. N.,

Committee, etc.: GentLEMEN:-Your note, inviting me to be present at the tenth annual reunion of the Army of the Tennessee, and to assist in the ceremony of unveiling a statue of General McPherson, has been duly received, and I beg you to accept my thanks for the kind consideration which prompted it.

I have not been absent from a single meeting of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee for seven years, and have attended each successive meeting with increased satisfaction. It is, therefore, a peculiar pain to me that I shall not be able to attend this meeting, marked, as it will be, by a ceremony in commemoration of an officer who is so tenderly remembered by that Army.

I beg that you will convey to the Society iny earnest sympathy with its members in all respects, and my sincere regret that it is not in my power to accept an invitation so grateful to me. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Jxo. Pope.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE PACIFIC, À
AND DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

San Francisco, CAL., October 11, 1876.) C. H. Davis, U. S. N., THOMAS M. VINCENT, U. S. A., ETC., ETC.,

Committee Society Army of the Tennessee.: GENTLEMEN: I have to acknowledge, with many thanks, your invitation to participate in the tenth annual reunion of the Society in Washington, on the occasion of the unveiling of the equestrian statue of General McPherson, and to express the sincere regret that I will be unable to be with you on this most interesting occasion. Very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

IRVIN McDowell,

Major-General.

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New York, September 3, 1876. Gentlemen:-I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your invitation of the 25th instant, to be present on the occasion of the meeting of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee and the unveiling of the statue of General McPherson at Washington, D. C., on the 18th and 19th instants.

It will afford me great pleasure to accept the same, and to participate in the ceremonies, unless prevented by some occurrence unforseen by me at this time. Thanking you for your courtesy,

I am, very truly yours,

Winfield S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, U. S. A.

EGAN, NEBRASKA, October 11, 1876. GENTLEMEN:-Accept my thanks for your invitation to attend the tenth reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee.

From the time, when in command of Paine's and Stanley's Divisions, I led the infantry pursuit of Confederate troops on the Danville Road after they evacuated Corinth, until the 19th of October following, I had the honor of belonging to the Army of the Tennessee, and seeing its brave and gallant spirit displayed in the battles of Iuka and Corinth.

Had not circumstances called me far away, I should, ere this, have asked to be enrolled in your Society.

I regret that I can not meet you on this occasion, all the more, as you are to do an act of public homage to the memory of your lamented comrade, the gallant and accomplished General McPherson, by formally unveiling his equestrian statue. From the morning of May 29th, 1862, when, having obtained General Halleck's permission to do so, he reported for duty on my staff, during the pursuit of the Confederates from Corinth, until he gave his young life for his country in the Campaign of Atlanta, with affectionate interest I watched his career, and for his youth, gentleness, courage, courtesy, knightly honor and high culture, united to real military genius, thought him the flower of our young commanders—the Dessaix of the Army of the Tennessee. Hoping your reunion will be all your desire, I remain, truly your comrade,

W. S. ROSECRANS.

COBURG, CANADA, October 17, 1876. My Dear Sir:—The invitation to participate in the tenth annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee reached me only an hour ago too late to enable me to accept it, or even for any reply to reach you in season.

Had it been possible, it would have afforded me the greatest pleasure to unite in the tribute of respect paid to the memory of that most excellent man and admirable soldier, General McPherson, who held so high a place in my regard as a friend and as a soldier.

I can now only offer my thanks for the invitation, and express the regret I feel that it is out of my power to accept it.

Very truly yours,

Geo. B. MCCLELLAN. John M. Woodworth, M, D.,

Washington, D. C.

NEWPORT, R. I., October 12, 1876. TO ADMIRAL DAVIS AND OTHERS,

Committee on Invitations, etc., Washington, D. C.: GENTLEMEN :- I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the invitation to participate in the tenth annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, on the 18th and 19th instant, and to express my regret that I can not do so.

Very respectfully,

G. K. WARREN.

WASHINGTON, October 14, 1876. GentLEMEN:-In response to the cordial invitation of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee to participate in its tenth annual reunion, to be held in this city on the 18th and 19th instant, I regret to have to say, that as I have to be in New York at that time, it will not be possible for me to be present at the meeting nor on the interesting occasion of the unveiling of the equestrian statue of that noble soldier, General McPherson, whose memory we all delight to honor for his distinguished services in the cause of his country.

I should have replied sooner, had I been certain whether I should be here or not at the time of the meeting. Very respectfully yours,

H. G. WRIGHT,

Brevet Major-General, U. S. A. To the Committee on Invitations, etc.

Detroit, Mich., October 14, 1876. GentLEMEN:- Absence from home has prevented an earlier reply to your polite invitation to participate in the tenth annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, to be held in Washington, on the 18th and 19th instant.

I sincerely regret that it is out of my power to be present upon this interest ing occasion, made especially so by the ceremonies of unveiling the equestrian statue of one of the most heroic Generals of the late war. Thanking you for the courtesy of the invitation,

I am, yours very respectfully,

ILLIAMS.

ADMIRAL C. H. DAVIS AND OTHERS,

Committee of Invitations, etc.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PLATTE, IN THE FIELD, ,

Fort LARAMIE, W. T., October 11, 1876. To the Gentlemen of the Committee:

My engagements are such that I shall not be able to attend the reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee. With regrets, I am, gentlemen, very truly yours,

GEORGE CROOK,
Brigadier-General, U. S. A.

DAYTON, Ohio, September 30, 1876. GENERAL Thos. M. VINCENT AND OTHERS,

Committee, Washington, D. C.: COMRADES:-Your fraternal invitation to attend the tenth annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, to be held in Washington City, October 18th and 19th proximo, is received. Please accept my warmest thanks for your kind remembrance.

These reunions are always most agreeable, as they afford an opportunity to meet again and greet afresh many esteemed and well-tried comrades-in-arms; and the pleasure and interest of the approaching meeting will be greatly strengthened by the ceremony of unveiling the noble and gallant McPherson. The nation has produced no more gallant soldier, no braver patriot.

I regret, most intensely, that a late severe domestic bereavement will prevent me attending so interesting an occasion. I pray you to salute all comrades present for me. The Armies of the Tennessee and Cumberland were so much associated during the civil war, that a soldier of the latter feels perfectly at home at a reunion of the former. Very truly, your friend and comrade,

T. J. Wood,
Brevet Major-General, U. S. A.

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GARDEN CITY, L. I., October 6, 1876. Dr. John M. Woodworth:

My Dear Doctor:-In acknowledging your graceful and obliging invitation to be present at the tenth annual reunion of the Army of the Tennessee, on the 18th and 19th instant, I can only state in answer, that I know of nothing at this time that will be likely to prevent my participation in your extremely interesting reunion. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. HOOKER,
Major-General.

LAKE SURVEY Office,

DETROIT, October 16, 1876. ADMIRAL C. H. DAVIS, U. S. N.:

Dear Sir:-I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of an invitation to be present at the tenth annual reunion of the Army of the Tennessee. I

would give me great pleasure to be with you then, and to witness the unveiling of McPherson's statue, but unfortunately my duties will not permit. Very respectfully yours,

C. B. COMSTOCK, Major of Engineers and Brevet Brigadier-General.

TERRITORY OF MONTANA, Executive DeparTMENT,

HELENA, M. T., October 7, 1876. GENERAL T. M. VINCENT AND OTHERS,

Committee, Washington: GENTLEMEN:-In answer to your invitation to be present at the meeting of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, to be held in Washington City, October 18th and 19th, I regret to say that it is not possible for me to be present. My official duties require my presence here. Please to extend to my brethern of the “ Army” a soldier's greeting. Wishing all a happy reunion,

I am, yours truly,

B. F. Potts,
Late Brigadier-General Vol.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND., October 2, 1876. Messrs. C. H. Davis, Thomas M. VINCENT, JNO. M. WoodworTH AND W. T. CLARK,

Committee, etc.: I am in receipt of your letter of the 21st ultimo, informing me that the statue of our beloved McPherson will be unveiled at Washington, on the occasion of the tenth annual meeting of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, on the 18th and 19th instant.

I will endeavor to break off from my official engagements long enough to meet my old comrades on that interesting occasion. It is my intention to attend our next meeting unless some unforseen cause prevents.

Very truly yours,

W.Q. Gresham.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, )

New Orleans, LA., October 5, 1876. ADMIRAL DAVIS AND OTHERS,

Committee on Invitations, etc., Washington, D. C.: GENTLEMEN:—I have had the honor to receive your invitation to participate in the tenth annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee.

With many thanks for your courtesy, I regret to find that it will be impossible for me to be present on that interesting occasion. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. C. Augur. Brigadier-General.

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