Reunions of Company F, 42nd Indiana
1898 Reunion of Company F, 42nd
Source: The Oakland
City, Indiana Journal, October 11, 1898
Article Submitted by Bill Marshall
Co. F Reunion
The reunion of Co. F, 42nd Ind. Vols. held at Mackey, this
county, on the 7th inst. Was the best reunion ever held by that
organization. More of the old
members of the company were present than at any meeting since the war.
The good ladies had prepared and set a table of good things and everybody
that was there had all they could eat. The
table was over 175 feet in length. After
dinner the large audience assembled around the stand and listened to a patriotic
speech by Mr. Kohlmeyer, of Elberfeld. The
speech was well received and the young gentleman proved that he was an orator. There were quite a number of good speeches delivered during
the day. The Kid Band of Oakland
City rendered good and appropriate music for the occasion. The company selected Oakland City for their next meeting
which is to be on the 7th day of October, 1899. Officers elected for the coming year are: President, Col. W.
M. Cockrum; secretary, Zadoc McCleary; treasurer, John W. McCleary;
color-bearer, Jas. T. Bell. After a
good and hearty farewell greeting, company and their friends dispersed to their
homes all feeling that they had enjoyed a pleasant reunion
1899 Reunion of Company F, 42nd
Source: The Oakland City, Indiana Journal,
October 10, 1899
Article submitted by Bill Marshall
COMPANY F, FORTY-SECOND
Annual Reunion Held at Oakland City
Fair Grounds Last Saturday
The annual reunion of Company F, 42nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry
was held at Oakland City fair grounds last Saturday.
There were present 21 members of the company, about 35 other soldiers and
many citizens, and all seemed to enjoy themselves very much.
A sumptuous dinner was served to all present, after which the roll of the
company was called and it was sad to hear answered to three-fourths of the names
“dead,” “dead.” The absent
surviving members are scattered over many states.
After the roll call, the selection of place and date for the
next meeting being in order, it was unanimously agreed to hold two meetings a
year hereafter, the next one being set for Saturday, May 19, 1900, in Nathan
Martin’s grove, 6 miles south of this city.
The Officers for the organization were then selected, as
follows: Nathan Martin, president,
Z. M. McCleary, secretary; John M. McCleary, treasurer; Wm. H. McCleary, flag
Appropriate addresses were then made by J. D. Armstrong,
Charles Mead, Rev. W. P. Dearing, Dr. T. H. Drake, and Col. Cockrum.
The following members of the company answered “present”
to the calling of the roll.
John P. Simpson
Z. M. McCleary
W. H. McCleary
John W. McCleary
Jas. T. Bell
John D. McCullough
H. C. Gillum
E. H. Baldwin
W. M. Cockrum
Daniel W. O’Neal
John W. French
John W. McDowell
Nathan S. Martin
John C. Martin
Wm. H. Mead
Company F was a splendid body of men who did their whole duty at the
front. May the surviving members
live to enjoy many more pleasant reunions.