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Military Reunions:
Gen. G.C. Rogers, of the board of pensions appeals, will attend the reunion of his old regiment, the 15th Illinois, at Belvidere, IL, on the 24th inst. Source: Evening Star, Washington, D.C., May 8, 1886


Ninety Fifth Illinois Reunion
The Reunion of the Ninety fifth regiment Illinois infantry, held at Belvidere, IL, on the 4th inst., was a grand success.   The headqua rters for the old comrades who came to meet "the boys" once again and tell over and listen to stories of the suffering, privation and all the incidents of the war for the Union, was at the American House, North side.   At a little after 1 o'clock the procession was formed in front of the G.A.R. Hall on the North side, under the command of Colonel Wm. Avery.  Headed by the Belvidere cornet band it marched to the South side, thence back across the river to the court house square, where the exercises proper were held.  T here were nearly, if not quite, fifteen hundred people assembled to witness and take part in the Reunion.  The exercises were opened by music, by Me ssrs Boutwell, Jones and Martyn, after which Rev. Mr. Howie delivered the opening prayer.  W.W. Wood, Esq. delivered an eloquent address of welcome, after which speeches were made by General S. D. Atkins, of Freeport; Hon. C.E. Fuller, Hon. O.H. Wright, Rev. Thomas R. Sattersfield, Hon. L.W. Lawrence, Rev. Mr. Close, Elisha Leach and Dr. Geddings.  The Reunion then ended by benediction by Rev. A.C. Peck.  At the business meeting of the member s at the G.A.R. Hall, in the afternoon, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Major A. Schellenberger, of Sharon, President; Lieutenant B.S. Parker, of Marengo, Treasurer; Lieutenant George Eckert, of Woodstock, Secretary.  The Reunion was as successful and well attended as any one for years.  The next Reunion will be held at Harvard.  [Source: The National Tribune, Washington, D.C., September 13, 1883 - MB, Tr. by a FoFG]


Illinois Boy Wounded
Belvidere, IL, Dec. 1-Lieutenant Wallace Belsey of this city, who joined the British medical corps, has been wounded in France, according to a cablegram received today by his father, Rev G.W. Belsey. [Source: Rock Island Argus, Rock Island, IL, Dec. 1, 1917 - MB - Tr. by a FoFG]


A.E.F. Overseas Casualties
Died of Wounds:  Albert Anderson, Belvidere  [Free Trader-Journal. (Ottawa, Ill.), 21 Oct. 1918]






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