Friday, February 1, 2013

Civil War Encampment At Springfield, Ohio, in 1912

From the June 17, 2012, Springfield (Ohio) News-Sun "Civil War veterans encamped here in 1912: Town hosted veterans from the Grand Army of the Republic" by Tom Stafford.

Plans for this gathering were in the works for months in advance of the occasion.  It was the 46th Annual Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, June 17 to 21, 1912.  Also visiting town were the Women's Relief Corps, Sons of the Veterans and the Ladies Auxiliary.

Hundreds of local volunteers put in their time to make it a success.  Springfield hotels made arrangements to accommodate more than 4,000 visitors.

Springfield's Medal of Honor winner, James C. Walker, requested that an automobile owner to drive him and the "Medal of Honor Men" on a sightseeing tour of the city

There was a special section in the paper on him.

On Thursday, there was a parade of veterans through town.

Remembering the Heroes.  --Old Secesh

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