1926 Ceremony of the Colors Program

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This document is a program for the ceremony of the colors which took place on Friday, January 19th, 1926 at the State House in Columbus. It comprises pages seventeen through nineteen of the Frank Gerlach file.

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Program

Ceremony of the Colors

of the

Eighth Ohio Volunteers

(“The President’s Own”)

War With Spain


State House, Columbus, Ohio

Friday, January 29, 1926

Arthur C. Johnson, Sr. (Co. B), Columbus

Officer of the Day

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Order of Events

3:00 P.M.

Assemble at McKinley Monument, State House.

Invocation…………………………. Rev. Geo. W. Brown (Co. D), Nankin

Selection…………………… United States Army Band from Fort Hayes

Remarks………………………..………. General Charles Dick, Akron, O.

Selection….. Trumpet and Drum Corps, Camp No. 49, Department

of Ohio, United Spanish War Veterans.


Parade Rest

Dipping of colors as a mark of respect and honor to the memory of our beloved Commander-in-chief, President McKinley, and in hallowed memory of the comrades who have answered the final call of the Great Commander.

Taps.

(Proceed to west entrance of State House.)

Selection…………………………..………….. United States Army Band

Presentation of Colors, on behalf of Regiment, by Judge L. R. Critchfield,

(Co. D), Wooster, to his Excellency, Governor Vic Donahey, representing the State of Ohio.

Delivery of Colors by Governor to Adjutant General Frank D. Henderson for permanent instillation in Ohio’s Capitol.

Selection……………………………………… United States Army Band

(Exercises continued in Senate Chamber, State House.)

Frank A. McGowan, (Co. I and Hospital Corps), Canton, presiding.

Selection…………………………………….. Trumpet and Drum Corps


Addresses “McKinley”………………………………… Wm. C. Beer (Co. A), Bucyrus

“The ‘Eighth’ in the World War”………….Col. Frank C Gerlach (Co. D), Wooster.

“Fields of Camp Bushnell and Plains of Camp Alger”…. Harry S Quine, (Co. B), Akron. “Camping with Roosevelt in the Tropics”…. General A. B. Critchfield (Co. H), Shreve. “Our Departed Comrades”………… General Edward Vollrath, Bucyrus

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Banquet for Veterans and their Ladies at Memorial Hall

6:00 P.M.

C. H. McCowen (Co. K), Alliance, presiding.

Addresses “New York to Sibony on the St. Paul”…………….. W. R. McCord (Co. E) New York City.

“The Return Home and Muster Out”….. Judge Chas. F. Schaber (F. & S.) Bucyrus.

“Recollections”……………………………. Tom M. Bell (Co. M), Mansfield

“Our Regiment”………………………………. General Charles Dick, Akron

Unit Speakers

Field and Staff……………………..….. Lieut. Charles F. Schaber, Bucyrus

Hospital Corps………………………… Otto M. Oppenheimer, Youngstown

Band……………………………………………James Dewar, East Liverpool

Company A…………………………………..…….. George Kehrer, Bucyrus

Company B……………… Capt. H. O. Federle and A. C. Holloway, Akron

Company C………Judge H. W. McCray and Capt. Frank Depler, Ashland

Company D……. Judge L. R. [[{{{1}}} (surname)|{{{1}}}]]Critchfield and Lieut. G. W. Unger, Wooster

Company E…… W. S. ((Surname|Cook}}, Pittsburgh, and Wm. H. Kinsley, E. Liverpool

Company F…………….……. W. D. Tucker and Louis H. Anthony, Canton

Campany G, Thos. Hambleton, Wadsworth, & A. J. Baughman, Barberton

Company H……. B. D. Robison, Shreve, and Major S. M. Swarts, Canton

Company I……….……………. J. E. Donze and Charles Edleman, Canton

Company K……………………………. C. O. Wiley and Fred Zang, Alliance

Company L…………………. Chas. W. Flory and Joseph C Snyder, Canton

Company M……………Joseph C. Alvord and Frank Beverstock, Mansfield

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General Committee

Frank A. McGowan, Canton, Chairman.

W. D. Tucker, Canton Secty. Lieut. K. W. Taylor, Ashland

Col. Frank C. Gerlach, Wooster Wm. H. Kinsey, East Liverpool

H. L. McClarran, Wooster Geo. Swingewood, East Liverpool

Col. Dudley J. Hard, Cleveland A. C. Bachman, Wadsworth

John H. Price, Cleveland B. D. Robison, Shreve

Harry T. Beelman, Bucyrus Charles H. McCowen, Alliance

Ed. G. Reed, Bucyrus C. O. Wiley, Alliance

Capt. H. O. Federle, Akron Frank Beverstock, Mansfield

H. S. Quine, Akron Tom. M. Bell, Mansfield

John Robinson, Kenmore Anson Smith, Mansfield

Harry LeFevre, Ashland Walter S. Crewson, Sebring

Capt. T O. Deibler, Ashland Walter S Cook, Pittsburgh

W. R. McCord, New York City ________

Columbus Committee

Arthur C. Johnson, Sr., Chairman Louis C. Ziegler

Capt. Marquis A. {Surname|Charlton}} Raymond S. Mite

Wm. H. Hughes George T. Blake, Secretary

Box 1340.

Headquarters and registration of comrades, their ladies and other relatives accompanying them, will be in the Senate Chamber, State House.

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The Eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry was commanded by the late Colonel Curtis V. Hard of Wooster. The regiment was organized at Akron, April 26, 1898. It participated in the expedition which resulted in the capture of Santiago de Cuba and was a part of the Fifth Army Corps which composed the troops chosen for that campaign. The regiment was composed of these units: Company A, Bucyrus; Company B, Akron; Company C, Polk; Company D, Wooster; Company E, East Liverpool; Company F, Canton; Company G, Wadsworth; Company H, Shreve; Company I, Canton; Company K, Alliance; Company L, Canton; Company M, Mansfield, Band, Akron; Hospital Corps, from various company stations. The regiment was taken to Cuba on the steamer St. Paul, which was commanded by Captain George Sigsbee, former commander of the ill-fated Maine. The regiment was mustered out of the United States service at Wooster, Ohio, Nov. 21, 1898.