Old Cannon May Be Fired as Salute to Veterans

Old Cannon May Be Fired As Salute To Veterans

Submitted by Cynthia Heinemann

            The veterans of the Civil War expect to make their days a grand success and there is every indication that all records for attendance will be broken on these days as there will be more than a thousand of veterans from all sections of the country,  present to attend the grand Reunion and Campfire.

            It is the purpose of Col. Walker to secure the large cannon, drag it to the river front on Tuesday morning and receive the delegations with a salute from the big gun. This means that about thirteen shots would be fired and would be an interesting part of the program arranged by the Old Soldiers for their days.

            The latest city to announce that they will send a big delegation to participate in the Reunion is Wellston and they no doubt will send a delegation that will equal in size any of the visiting bodies. They will come in force and headed by a drug corps.

            The following letter was received from the Wellston Post Commander, by Col. R. J. Walker Monday:

Wellston, O.,
Sept. 14, 1914.
Robert J. Walker, Chairman
Ironton, OH

                        My Dear Comrade:

            Thank you for your kind invitation of some days ago, for our James Smith post. To be present for your Reunion of Our Comrades to be held in your city on the 16th and 17th.

            We now expect to come on the morning of the 16th on the D. T. & I. train arriving in your city about 9 a.m. We will come organized, headed by our Veteran Wellston Drum Corps, with Our Flag.

                        Yours in F. C. and L.,

  1. B.Cherrington, P. C.