1928 Program of 30th Annual Reunion

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This document is a program of the 30th Anniversary Reunion of the Eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. It is found in the Frank Gerlach file.



Page 1 (Back Cover)


Introduction — — — — President Gen. A. B. Critchfield
Address of Welcome — — — — Mayor E. K. Geiselman
Response — — — — — — — — — Major S. M. Swarts
Address — — — — — — — — General Charles F. Dick
Music — — — — — — — — — Rev. Brown’s Orchestra
Address — — — — — — — — Judge L. R. Critchfield
Music — — — — — — — — — — — — — Orchestra
Address — Dept. Com’dr. U.S. W.V. Charles F. Schaber
Business Session
Selection of the Next Meeting Place
Election of Officers

Page 2 (Front Cover)

of the
30th Anniversary Reunion

“McKinley’s Own”
8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Association
Spanish War Veterans

OFFICERS General A. B. Critchfield — — — — President
Charles W. Flory — — — — — — — Secretary

General Chas. F. Dick — — — Honorary President
Captain J.O. Campbell — — — Honorary Chaplain
Mrs. Chas F. Dick   Mother of the Regiment
Miss Miriam Hughes   Daughter of the Regiment

September 2nd and 3rd, 1928
Wooster, Ohio

Page 3


9:00 A.M. Registration at Headquarter, “Hotel Wooster.” Get your programs, badges, auto stickers, and secure your

tickets for Shreve Breakfast and Regimental Dinner.

3:00 P.M. Memorial Services at Wooster Cemetery for Colonel C. V. Hard and Chaplain Kieffer.

The regiment will form promptly at Memorial Hall 227 S. Buckeye St. at 2:30 P.M. for parade to the
cemetery. The companies will form in column of fours, in alphabetical order.
The senior officer or non-commissioned officer present will take command of his company. A company
marker will be furnished each company. The regiment will be headed by the surviving members of the band
and commanded by General Charles F. Dick. The parade will form on Buckeye St. with the head of the
column at Liberty St. and march in the following order:
Chief Marshal Captain John McSweeney
Wooster Board of Trade Band
Headquarters Company 73rd Brig. 37th Div. O.N.G.
Co. F. 145th Infantry 37th Div. O.N.G.
Canton Wright Patriarch Militants I.O.O.F.
Uniformed Rank Modern Woodmen
American Legion Drum Corps
Wooster Post No. 68 American Legion
Civil War Veterans,Given Post No. 133 G.A.R.

Page 4

8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Spanish War
General Charles F. Dick and Staff
8th Ohio Band
8th Ohio Companies
Visitors in Automobiles
Families and (veterans unable to march) with or without auto transportation will report to Memorial Hall where transportation will be provided to those without autos, in order that all may go in the parade to the cemetery.

Program at the Cemetery

Music — — — — — — — Wooster Board of Trade Band
Introduction — — — — President General A. B. Critchfield
Invocation — — — — — — — — Rev. George W. Brown
America — — — — — — — — All Singing with the Band
Firing of Three Volleys and Taps Hdq. Co. 73rd Inf. Brig.

While wreaths are being placed on the graves of
Colonel Hard and Chaplain Kieffer

Memorial Address — — — — — Chaplain J. O. Campbell


The parade will return to the Public Square where it will be reviewed by the Chief Marshal and General Dick and staff. The regiment will be dismissed at Memorial Hall.

6:00 P.M. Free lunch with ice cold lemonade and coffee at

Memorial Hall. Talk Fest and a good time to meet
your Buddies and their families.

8:00 P.M. “Camp Fire”, “Talk Fest”. Music by Rev. Brown’s

Family Orchestra.