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100 years ago: Civil War veterans to discuss Shiloh on battle’s anniversary

April 4, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 4, 1913:

  • "Survivors of the battle of Shiloh and other members of Washington Post G. A. R. will observe the Fifty-first anniversary of that battle on next Monday afternoon at the Post Hall in the Court House. As near as can be learned there are now living in Lawrence fourteen of these survivors, men who went through that great battle of the Civil War. To them this anniversary recalls some of the most stirring incidents of their lives. A special program has been prepared for the observance of the day and a special feature of this program is to be the Reminiscences of the battle by these veterans who took part in it. No one can tell as interesting a story as a Civil War Veteran and those who fought through this battle have the most interesting stories."
  • "The Old and the New met at K.U. this morning in the office of Chancellor Strong, the old to transact its final business of administration for the University and the new to observe how it is done. It was the old Board of Regents, the board which was dispensed with by the state legislature at its recent session, and the new Board of Administration, created by the same legislature to take over the duties now performed by the Regents together with the work of the Regents of the Agricultural College and the Emporia Normal College."
  • "In concluding his report to the city council last night on his recent trip of inspection of water plants in the east and middle west City Engineer E. H. Dunmire recommended that the city purchase the water works from the present owners provided that the company will sell at a reasonable figure. Mr. Dunmire recommended changes and improvements at the plant and in the system which he believes will give Lawrence a first-class service and plenty of pure wholesome water."
  • "The annual football banquet for members of the Haskell football team will be held at the school tonight. Talks will be made by a number of the boys, Coach Kennedy, and others and certificates will be issued those to whom the 'H' is awarded. This is a plan that has been adopted in the east but it is something new in the west. In addition to the sweater a man is given this certificate of his right to wear it."

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