The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, April 13, 1905
'THE BOYS ARE MARCHING' * * * * * * * * * There Were Many Who Marched to the Music of Long Ago Under the Colors of Old Glory.
Today (Thursday) forty-three years ago occurred the battle of Shiloh. The Association of Shiloh Veterans residing in Clarke and Lucas Counties observed the day in Chariton. Many veterans of the war in general were present and participated in the exercises. The forenoon was taken up in meeting the visiting comrades and escorting them to headquarters. There is gladness in these soldier gatherings and yet a degree of sadness when the thinning ranks leave some comrade on earth no more to clasp hands and exchange greetings:
"On fame's eternal camping ground Their tents are spread, While glory keeps with solemn round The bivouac of the dead."
In the afternoon the meeting was held in the court room, the roster showing the following present:
F.M. KYTE V. HARLAN J.B. THOMPSON A.D. GRAY MATHIAS KERR JAS. C. HARRISON JOSEPH BEST W.W. BEARDSLEY SUMNER SMITH HENRY MINGLES S.M. KING DENNIS MYERS J.P. MARTIN A.N. CALLAHAN A.M. WHEELER EDWARD SPENCER LEONARD MANNING T.N. PRIMM CHAS. SCHOTTE W.G. AGNEW J.N. BALLOU W.W. WILLIAMS W.O. PARRISH WM. PAGETT W.J. HAMILTON G.W. SWEENEY C. BARBER E. HART B.F. SCHAFFER N.B. BARTON ISAAC V. WOODS J.P. VORHIES ISAAC YOUNG J.P. ROBISON HARRISON HICKENLOOPER J.W. WHITE.
JOS. PARKIN JOHN P. WILLIBY EPHRAIM BADGER JAS. SOWDER JAS. H. MCFARLAND WM. IRVINE LUTHER DOUGLASS W.S. DUNGAN S.B. SWIFT J.H. COOK JOS. T. GRIFFIN J.N. BATY WILLIS LAKE LEONIDAS CRAWFORD ISOM ADCOCK EZRA C. KELLS AM. GILBERT J.W. REESE S.S. ARNOLD CHAS. W. CALLAGHAN COLUMBUS CHAMBERS JOHN SWANSON MARTIN ANDERSON CICERO GILLASPIE WASH. M. KNIGHT JOHN EVERETT I.N. FUNK J.B. TEAS JACOB YENGEL ELIJAH LEWIS N.W. KENDALL J.A.J. BENTLEY.
The next meeting will be held at Osceola. The following officers of the Association were elected for next year: W.J. HAMILTON, President; W.W. WILLIAMS, Secretary.
A banquet prepared by the Relief Corps ladies will be partaken of this evening and the program will close with a camp fire.