Reunion of Penn’a Reserves. Survivors of Co. I Spend a Pleasant Day at the Kepler Hotel.

The Evening Republican (Meadville, Pennsylvania), August 26, 1898, pg. 1.


Survivors of Co. I Spend a Pleasant Day at the Kepler Hotel. 

The survivors of Co. I. 10th Penn’a Reserves, held a reunion at the Kepler hotel to-day. This is the company that was organized from among the students at Allegheny college in 1861 by Capt. Ayers. Over 35 of the old veterans, with their families and friends, were present. 

At the business meeting, held prior to the banquet, the following officers were elected: John Birch, Meadville, president; Don. F. Stewart, Townville, secretary-treasurer; Win S. Rose, Benjamin Spaudling, Meadville; T.A. Stewart, Townville; W.I Cook, Linesville; P.N. Bresee, New Richmond, executive committee, and A.C. Pickard, Esq., of Jamestown, N.Y., historian. 

Promptly at 1 p.m. the large dining room was thrown open for the banquet. The ceiling and side walls were tastefully decorated with American flags and bunting, and the well laden tables were environed with beautiful flowers and foliage. The spreud was one of Landlord Kepler’s best. 

A.C. Pickard, Esq. acted as toastmaster and toasts were responded to by the following gentlemen: Capt. James W. Smith and Hon. John J. Henderson. 

The veterans then formed in line and, headed by a drum corps, marched to the depot to assist in giving Lieut. J. K. Miller, of the 8th U.S. infantry, a reception upon his arrival from the front.

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Brendon is a history buff who loves American History, especially the American Civil War. He is also a direct descendant of William H. Wagner of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. Member of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves Co. A (Reenacting Unit). Creator of The Blue & Gray Historian on Instagram and Facebook. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.