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Buckeye And Hoosier States

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The Ohio dedication was under direction of Geperal John Beatty, president of the board of commissioners. This was the niost elabórate and notable event of the day. Bishop Joyce, of the Methodist church, offered prayer, and addresses woro made by General Charles H. Grosvenor, ex-Governor James E. Campbell, General Aquilla Wiley, who turned the inonuments over to Governor McKinley, and ho in turn to General Fullerton. Members and officers of the state commission also Bpoke. Governor Campbell's addross was largely a eulogy upoa General Ferd Vandeveer, a fellow townrman, who took an active part in the battle. A distinguished gathering marked the dedication of the Indiana inonunients at the camp established near Cave Springs. Besides Governor Claude Matthews, tho occasion presented as speakers the soldier author, General Lew Wallace; Colonel I. N. Walker, the newly-elected grand cominander, G. A. R. ; General J. R. Carnahan, and Judge D. B. McConwell, of the Nínth Indiana infantry. Kelly'u fleld was occupiedby the Wisconsin people. Near it stands the monument erected to the First regiment of that state. The Bev. Jackson E. Webster, ohaplain of the tenth Wisconsin, opened with prayer. Addresses were made by Governor W. H. Upham, ex-Governer Hoard, W. W. Watkina, ohairman of the state board.and others. Massachusetts monuments were dedioated at Knob Hill at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. The ceremonies were short, simple and impressive. Governor Greenhalge called the assembly to order and made tho address of the occassion. He brefly reviewed the part that Massachusetts took In the awiul battle and then of the part Bhe took in the great robellion. In ooneluslonhe spoko of the dedication of the fleld as a national park in honor of the héroes who feil therc. At the conclusión of hls speech the governor and his staff, togethér with the state commiasion, went to the Xational oemetery emddecorstedthe graves of the Massachusettssoldiersburied there.


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