Of the Organization Proceedings of the Battle of Lake Erie Monument Association: And Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, at Put-In-Bay Island, on September Tenth, 1858
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Excerpt from Of the Organization Proceedings of the Battle of Lake Erie Monument Association: And Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, at Put-in-Bay Island, on September Tenth, 1858In the year 1852, five companies of theMoreExcerpt from Of the Organization Proceedings of the Battle of Lake Erie Monument Association: And Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, at Put-in-Bay Island, on September Tenth, 1858In the year 1852, five companies of the Volunteer Militia of Ohio decided to celebrate the Anniversary of American Independence, by holding a three days encampment on the renowned and beautiful Island of Put in-Bay.This spot was chosen by them as being, above all others in their vicinity, the most national, and entitled to preference, from the glorious associations with which it is identified, and worthy the commemoration of that most hallowed of American days.They were composed of the following finely equipped and disciplined companies:Bay City Guards - Capt. R. R. McMeens.Sandusky Yagers - Capt. Louis Traub.Sandusky Artillery - Capt. L. A. Silva.Washington Guards - Capt. William Lang.Tiffin Artillery - Capt. Bagby.The Island was generously surrendered to the service and control of the military, by the gentlemanly proprietor, Col. A. P. Edwards, and placed in the charge of Capt. R. R. McMeens, who was chosen commandant for the occasion.The weather, during the whole period of the encampment, was one of unclouded sunshine, rendered deliciously cool and exhilirating by the gentle breezes constantly wafted from the broad and blue bosom of the Lake.On the morning of the 4th, (it being Sabbath, ) the Battalion was reviewed by Maj. Gen. Isaac A. Mills, and his aid, Col. A. A. Camp, and presented a very martial and imposing appearance- after which, an appropriate and eloquent discourse was delivered by the Rev. E. R. Jewett.This was the first military display, encampment or celebration ever held on the Island since the time it was occupied by Gen. Harrisons army.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.