Richland Co., Ohio
Historical Information / Military Records
HONOR TO OUR FALLEN HEROES
Source: THE OHIO LIBERAL, 28 May 1884, Vol. 12, No. 7
Programme of Exercises for Decoration Day, Friday, May 30th., 1884
President of the Day -- W.D. Harter
Orator -- Hon. George W. Geddes
Chaplains -- Rev. Frank Russell and Comrade Elder Kemp
Grand Marshal -- William Ackerman
Ass't Marshals -- A.C. Cummins and John Niman
The exercises of the day will be held as heretofore. The procession will form at the Park and at 1:30 P.M. will move to the cemetery in the following order:
First Division: Police, Drum Corps, Grand Marshal and Orderlies, Wagon containing Flowers for Decoration, G.A.R., all Ex-Soldiers, Sons of Veterans under command of Comrades Crawford and Bradford, carriages containing Disabled Soldiers, Ladies Auxiliary Society.
Second Division: American Band, A.C. Cummins, Assistant Marshal, President of the Day, Orator and Chaplain, Knights of Pythias, Uniformed Rank of Odd Fellows, Robert Emmet Society, M.M. Works Association, A-T. Benevolent Association, Citizens on foot.
Third Division: J.B. Niman, Assistant Marshal, and Orderly, City Officials in carriages, Fire Department, Citizens in carriages.
ORDER OF EXERCISES AT THE CEMETERY.
1. Decoration of Soldiers' Graves by G.A.R. at sound of bugle
2. Assembly of the Soldiers at the calling of the long roll. Dirge by the Band.
3. Prayer by Rev. Frank Russell
4. Solders' Requiem by entire Post
5. Music by American Band
6. Remarks by Elder G.M. Kemp
7. Longfellow's Ship of State by Relief Corps and Post
8. Oration by Hon. G.W. Geddes
9. America by audience
10. Singing of the Long Metre Doxology
11. Benediction by Elder G.M. Kemp
After exercises return to Park; when opposite the Soldiers' Monument the G.A.R. and sons of veterans will open order and salute the different societies that have participated as they pass through their lines. The Post will then form around the monument and sing a dirge, "Peace to the Brave", while flowers are deposited to the memory of those resting in unknown graves.
THE HONORED DEAD
Wm. McLaughlin D. Carpenter J. Cairns J. Barton H. McFall M. Loyd C.P. Meredith John Carson J. Cook E. Moores W. Patterson S. Pollock F. Harding J.C. Blackston J. Crall F. Fahnestock A. Moore G.F. Summers W. Wharff B.F. Price G. Well W. Cornelius J. Shannon J. Kling E. Allen Robert Davy H. Miller E. Carter J. Miller L. Sipe J.G. Pittman J. Brown R. Moore J.M. Beiesfield S.J.D. Burns J. Bristor H.Q. Nail J.A. Stevens H. Nail V.N. Hine H.P. Reed J.S. Reed J. Cronister J. Cromer H. Shouster S. Taylor P. Cain J.F. Potter A. Heckman Hezekiah Potter M. Stambaugh H. Potter Wm. Gilkinson J. Christofell E. Geiseman M.W. Worden F. Kemler J. Reinhart Jr. E. Goshard F. Maine P. Cook S.J. Kennedy James Campbell Augustus McIlvain D. Henry Alex McIlvain F.A. Wise J. Payne J. Roberts C. McCombs H. Sims A.G. Phillips O.P. Crouse R.J. Barr W. Crouse C. Brill J. Arnold W. McCormick T. Etzwiler J.G. Michelfelter F.H. Wise A. Beucher T. Ferguson J. Hauntie David Shelton J. Allcock O. Munnell V. Bineroth Wm. Morrow G. Lemon N.C. Dickey J. Lemon Thomas Ehlers P. Drackert James Ehlers G.E. Winters J. Hedges G. Ulich J.A. Hedges J. Reisinger W. Thompson David Newlon D. Kennedy Samuel Laird J. Cantwell F.A. Coates T. Finney J.H. Downs H. Waring J.B. Downs Thomas Croft J. Longshore H. Downs W.R. Johnson J.H. Downs T.H. Ford J.C. Gilkinson J.B. McCullough R.M. Shreffler W.H. Weldon O. Chapman G.H. Bowman G. Schambs R.L. Avery J.D. Mercer A. Endley W. McAtte J. Purdy John Hildebidle Sr. J.B. Purdy John Hildlebidle Jr. F. Wigle F. Cromer J.E. Dennison J. Harroun Edwin Farmer Isaac Gass John Lash Sr. J.S. White James Larimor Sr. T. Bloor E.P. Sturges Jr. H.P. Anderson Isaac Millner J.B. Loder Noble Calhoon A. McFarland I.C. Fair W.W. Carter William Kennedy E.W. Dunn Thos. Scott A. Marshall Dr. J.Y. Cantwell W. Wilson Dr. Sutherland W.H. Shreffler Sam'l. M. Wolf James S. Crall Lee S. Comin S. Thompson Sam'l M. Muscroft Adam Gault Dan'l Sullivan James M. Cochran Barnabas Burns
Wm. Langan Aaron Crop J. Costin Pat Phalon J. Leahy John Straub M. Redding Patrick Costin
WAR OF 1776
Henry Nail Sr. --
WAR OF 1812
Jabez Cook Wm. McCormick Thomas McCormick William Smith John C. Gilkison James Hedges Henry Nail Jr. Patrick Purdy Samuel Taylor Frederick Weigle J.S. White Frederick Maines Joseph Cairns John Leech Sr. James Shea of 1812 Geo. Armentrout of 1812
WAR WITH MEXICO
John Crall John H. Downs Jacob Reisinger Capt. Thomas H. Ford