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OF THE

Society of the Army of the James ,

AT THE

THIRD TRIENNIAL REUNION

HELD IN

NEW YORK CITY, OCTOBER 21ST, 1874.

Prepared by C. A. CARLETON, Treasurer.

New York

G. W. CARLETON & CO., Publishers.

LONDON: 8. LOW, SON & CO.

MDCCCLXXIV.

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Officers of the Society....

5 In relation to Dues unpaid.

6 Past Officers....

7 The Insignia of the Society...

8 The Constitution of the Society.

9 The By-Laws of the Society. Members.. Honorary Members...

19 Sketch of the Army of the James. Distinguished Officers present... Executive Committee. ... Opening Address of General Joseph R. Hawley Invocation, by Chaplain William H. Thomas..

23 Introducing the Orator of the Day, by the President..

24 Welcome Address of the Orator, General Benjamin F. Butler..

25 Introducing the Poet, by the President.

41 Poem, by Dr. J. G. Holland..

41 Business Meeting at the Union League Club Theatre..

44 The Banquet at the Union League Club Theatre..

49 Introductory Remarks of the President, General J. R. Hawley..

49 FIRST SENTIMENT. “ The President of the United States.” Response of General

J. R. Hawley. SECOND SENTIMENT.

:-“The State of New York." Response of Major Sidney DeKay.......

51 THIRD SENTIMENT.--" The City of New York.' Response of Assistant District Attorney George W. Lyon...

52 FOURTH SENTIMENT. .The Army of the James.' Response of Major John H. Howell...

52 Letters from President U. S. Grant, Secretary of War W. H. Belknap, Generals

W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan and W. S. Hancock, U. S. A., Vice-Admiral S. C. Rowan, U. S. N., Governor J. A. Dix, Lieutenant Governor J. C. Robin. son, Generals S. L. Woodford and J. M. Read, Jr., Bayard Taylor, Dr. J. G. Holland, Colonel John Hay, Generals A. H. Terry, Godfrey Weitzel, Charles Devens, Jr., R. S. Foster, J. W. Turner, Israel Vogdes, T. O. Osborne, Col. C. E. Fuller and from a Private Soldier..

· 53 Telegram from General E. W. Hinks..

63 FIFTH SENTIMENT.-" The Army of the United States.” Response of General J. B. Kiddoo..

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Sixth SENTIMENT. --" The Navy of the United States.” Response of Surgeon H. M. Wells, U. S. N....

65 SEVENTH SENTIMENT. :-“The Corps Commanders.” Response of General James Shaw, Jr. ......

67 Greetings from General John Gibbon..

68 Eighth SENTIMENT.--" The Citizen Soldier.” Response of Chaplain H. C. Trumbull...

68 Remarks of Major Henry Adams..

72 NINTH SENTIMENT. -_-6 - The Colored Troops.

Response of General S. A. Duncan....

72 TENTH SENTIMENT. -“ The Memory of the Honored Dead,” Response of Chaplain W. H. Thomas.

75 ELEVENTH SENTIMENT. :-Army Unions." Allusion to the absence of General G. H. Sharpe.

76 TWELFTH SENTIMENT. -The Press." Response of General B. F. Butler.. 76 THIRTEENTH SENTIMENT.-" The Ladies.” Response of General Horace Porter. 78 VOLUNTEER REMARKS of Chaplain W. H. Thomas and General Gordon Granger. 83 Conclusion..

83 Relative to additional copies of this Report...

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President:
BREVET MAJOR-GENERAL ALFRED H. TERRY, U. S. A.

Vice-Presidents :
BREVET MAJOR GENERAL GODFREY WEITZEL, U. S. A.

BREVET MAJOR-GENERAL EDWARD W. SERRELL, late Colonel ist New York

Engineers, of New York. BREVET MAJOR-GENERAL MARTIN N. CURTIS, late U. S. V., of New York.

BREVET MAJOR-GENERAL GEORGE H. GORDON, late U. S. V., of Massachusetts.

Recording Secretary: BREVET MAJOR WILLIAM E. KISSELBURGH, late Assistant Adjutant-General

U. S. V., of New York, (Troy Times.)

Corresponding Secretary: * BREVET MAJOR JOHN H. HOWELL, late Captain 3d N. Y. Art., of New York,

Army and Navy Club, No. 21 W, 27th Street, New York.

Treasurer: BREVET BRIGADIER GENERAL CHARLES A. CARLETON, late Assistant Adjutant

General U. S. V., of New York, No. 98 Broadway. P. O. Box 4059.

Chaplain: Rev. WILLIAM H. THOMAS, late Chaplain 4th New Hampshire V., of New York.

* Brevet Captain U. 8. Army.

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