Miscellaneous Military News of

Fulton County, NY


Contributed by James F. Morrison.


Soldiers Re-Union, 115th Regiment

The ninth annual re-union of the survivors of the 115th Regiment, N. Y. Vol. Inf., was held Tuesday at Saratoga Springs, where about one hundred and fifty of the old veterans were brought together, and for a few hours at least, fought their battles o'er again, and enjoyed themselves, as they had a right to do, and as none could do better than they, at such a popular resort as the far famed Saratoga Grand Army hall was made headquarters for the day, where the business of the veterans organization was transacted.  The banquet was spread at Congress hall.  Well, the least said about the part of the day's programme, the better.  But then, Saratoga is not famed for any large amount of red hot hospitality.

The officers elected for the ensuing year were, Captain Nicholas De Graff of Amsterdam, president; Lieutenant Seely Conover of Amsterdam, secretary and treasurer.  Amsterdam was selected as the place for holding the reunion in 1891.

The members of the regiment present from this vicinity, were Capt. Sidney D. Ligenfelter, Co. D., ____ Peck and Charles Marcellus, of Co. K; Fred Meyer, Robert Stewart, Webster Shaver, Surrey Herring, Peter J. Keck, C. W. Sauer, James F. Hollett and Reuben T. Wells, of Co. E.

Source:  Fulton County Republican, Thursday, August 28, 1890, Vol. XX1, No. 10, page 3.
Contributed by James F. Morrison.


Iron Hearted Regiment

Veterans Will Hold Annual Reunion at Canajoharie Tomorrow

Gloversville and Johnstown will be represented at the 13th annual reunion of the 115th regiment, New York Volunteers, known as the Iron Hearted regiment, will be held in Canajoharie tomorrow.  C. W. Scharff is the president of the association and E. A. Flint, vice president.  The meetings will be held at Hotel Wagner.  The program includes an address of welcome at 10 A. M. by Village President George C. Kimmerer and a response by Mayor Seely Conover of Amsterdam.  The business session will follow, at which time officers will be elected.  The afternoon session will begin at 2:30 o'clock.  On Friday evening Company C of the regiment will hold its annual camp fire at Hotel Wagner.

Source:  The Morning Herald, Friday, July 28, 1911,  Vol. XV, No. 103, page 2.
Contributed by James F. Morrison.



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