CIVIL WAR IN DENT COUNTY
Houston Herald 1899
THE EX-CONFEDERATE RE-UNION
A Success Beyond Anticipation Mammoth Crowd in attendance
To Be Held at the Same Place Next Year
The Ex-Confederate re-union held at Barnitz lake in Dent county Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last week was a grand and successful affair--even beyond the anticipation of the most expectant.
As early as Tuesday the crowd began to gather and tents were placed in position, and by Wednesday evening the great body of campers had arrived and for a mile or more along the creek the woods were dotted with a vast array of tents and the pleasure of camping out was being enjoyed in almost every manner conceivable from the well regulated, tastefully arranged, carpeted and cushioned tent to the more army-like wisp of straw for a head rest and the beautiful moon-lit heavens for a covering.
The place selected by the committee is undoubtedly the best anywhere in this section--- plenty of room, shady groves of trees, an abundance of pure, cold spring water, and easy of access from all directions an ideal place, tis no wonder that it was the unanimous choice for next years meeting.
The crowd in attendance was largest Thursday and Friday, estimated at from 5,000 to 6,000 and by far the largest that has ever attended the encampments. No particular disturbance of any importance occurred during the entire meeting, but the crowd was remarkably jovial, friendly, sober and orderly.
The greatest disappointment of the encampment was the failure of three of the prominent speakers to arrive--- "Hon. D. A. Batt, Hon. A. M. Deckery and Judge Gann. This was no fault of the committees, for they had secured direct promises form these gentlemen to be in attendance, but urgent campaign work in other sections kept them away. Those who spoke were Hon. W. A. Via, of Phelps county, Hon. Robt. Lamar of Houston and Congressman Ed Robb, of Perryville, and their remarks were well received by the crowd.
On Friday morning the members of the Camp formed in line and, headed by the Salem band, marched around the open field and back to the speakers stand where the roll was called and the business meeting held. One appreciated feature of this procession was the number of ex-union soldiers who joined in the march.
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ROLL OF THE CAMP.
Co. A 1st Ark. Inft. Vol., John A Love
" D 2nd Ark. Mount. Rifler, T. J. Balow
" A 3rd Mo. St. Grd. S. A. Brookshire
" D 58 N. C. Inft. S. D. Hoffman
" D 10 Mo. Inft. Tom Frank
" D 10 Mo. " M. L. Cox
Co. C 8th Mo. D. M. Thomas
" I 3rd Mo. Cav., J. W. Asbridge
Lt. Col. 24th Miss. Vol., William L. Lyles
Co. K 2- Tenn. Inft., J. F. Kitchens
" E 4 Mo. Cav., J. D. Pharris
" A Jackmans Reg., JCrowell
" D 10 Mo. Inft. W. A. Via
" C 22 Reg. N. C. troops, R. T. Foard
- - - - - - - - - - -- -- - - - - -- - W. B. Watkins
Co. I 16 Tenn. Inft., L. A. Priest
" D 10 Mo. Inft., A. H. Bald
Fraziers Reg. Mo. Vol., Wm. Harmon
Co. D 16 Mo. Inft., N. P. Riley
" C 8 Mo. Inft. S. A. Harrison
" D 8 Mo. Inft. J. P. Williams
" C 9 Mo. Inft. S. B. Hood (?)
Burbridges Cav., C. W. Hobson
Co. H Fristoes Cav., S. M. Razor
" C 4 Tenn. ---- L. C. Simmons
" D 1 Reg. 7 Div. St. Cr--- Jas. Wilson
" F 3 Mo. Cav., T. J. Welch
" D 10 Mo. Inft. W. R. King
" D 8 Mo. Inft. D. M. Melton
" D 10 Mo. Inft. S. L. Agee
" E 10 Mo. Inft. J. M. Fleming
" E 8 Mo. Inft. J. F. McCrea
" K 1 Mo. Cav. H. W. King
" E 1 Mo. Cav. F. M. King
" D 8 Mo. Inft. H. D. Melton
" D McBrides Brig., C. W. Hobson
" B 37 Va. Cav., Jess Williams
" C. Freemans Cav., F. M. Brown
" D 8 Mo. Inft. Wm. Brown
" H Colemans Mo. Cav., Chas. Adams
" F 9 Mo. Inft., J. C. Welch
" D 4 Mo. Cav., Cage Malone
" E 17 Tenn. Inft H. C. Causey
" E Freemans Mo. Cav. W. Pewitt
Asst. Com. 7 Div. McBrides Brig., E. W. Wilson
Co. D Slaybacks Mo. Cav. P. D. Mitchell
Major, Colemans Cav., Silas Headrick
Co. D 10 Mo. Inft., T. A. Arnold
" D 4 Mo. Cav., J. H. Watkins
Capt. Co. E 8 Mo. Inft., Jas. McClure
Crisps Mo. Reg., Wade Hickland
Cooks Cav. Freemans Reg. - - Chambers
Co. E 8 Mo. Inft J. E. Organ
" D 10 Mo. Inft. Alex Headrick
" A Dukes Reg. Morgans Cav., R. M. Johnson
" E Mitchells Reg. R. Reddick
" A Colemans Reg., J. R. Fox
Capt. Schyles Co., Mitchells Reg., A. J. Freeman
Fraziers Command, A. B. Hill
Slaybacks Reg., C. W. H. Foard
Co. H 21 N. C. J. E. Libbins
" E 44 Tenn. D. Wittenburg
" B 1 Mo. St. Grd Andy Mitchell
" F Loves Reg., S. S. Rourk
13 Mo. Cav. Col. W. M. Douglas
Co. K 1 Cav. Col. J. Q. Bevdge, Henry White
" D 10 Mo. Inft., E. F. Floyd
" C McBrides Reg., C. C. Young
Reg. Surgeon, Dr. J. E. Thompson
Co. F 9 Mo., Wm. Barksdale
" E 8 Mo., A. J. Pettigrew
Schnavels Reg., Antna Kitchens
Co. I Greens Mo. Reg., John Hagler
" C 8 Mo., J. K. Warf
" F Shelbys Com., Wm. Inman
" C Mitchells Reg., S. W. williams
" 8 Mo. Inft. J. C. Hargus
" A Freemans St. Grd. J. H. Mace
" E 8 Mo., J. S. Warford
" B 1 " Wingos W. H. Mann
" I 8 Ark., J. M. Berry
" D 10 Mo. Inft. Wm. Fore
" D 10 Mo. Inft. J. B. Coppdge
" K 4 Mo. Inft. J. S. Cooley
" D 10 Mo. Inft. W. T. Kepla
" B Wingos Reg. Ely Mitchell
" C 3 Mo., E. B. Jones
" C 21 Va. Inft., J. F. Dalton
" E. 8 Mo., W. J. Wofford
Potters Reg. W. H. Bowles
Co. D 25 Tenn. Inft., J. W. Mullen
Ord. Dept., J. H. Moran
Co. A. Colemans Cav., W. S. Nichol
The new general executive committee is as follows:
Dent county J. E. Organ, Salem, J. W. Asbridge, Darien
Texas county ---L. C. Simmons, Raymondville, J. D. Pharris, Licking.
Phelps county --- W. A. Via, Norman, W. T. Kepla, Edgars Prairie.
Crawford county --- H. White, Sligo, L. B. Paul, Bourbon.
Barnitz lake, Dent county was again selected as the place for holding the encampment next year.
A committee was appointed to express suitable resolutions on the death of Comrade Kitchens, which made the following report:
"Whereas, it has pleased our Divine Creator to remove from this life, since our last annual encampment, Zachariah Kitchens, a member of this ex-Confederate Association, therefore:
Resolved, That we knew Mr. Kitchens to be a true and brave soldier and an honorable, and worthy citizen; and that we feel sincere sorrow and regret on account of his death.
Resolved, That we extend sympathy to all relatives and friends of the deceased ex-Confederate soldier and citizen and that these resolutions be made a part of the minutes of this association
J. E. Organ,
A. J. Freeman,
J. W. Asbridge
The retiring general committee adopted the following resouluions:
We the retiring Committee express our good wishes, and kind regards to the ex-Union soldiers who came among us and so cheerfully assisted us un our entertainments: and desire that our fraternal relations may be close till all obstacles are removed."
W. A. Via, Chairman
The following resolutions were adopted by the Camp:
Whereas, we, the ex-Confederate veterans in encampment assembled at Barnitz lake, Dent county, Mo., learn with sadness of the death of many of our members, conspicuous among whom is Miss Winnie Davis, "Daughter of the Confederacy;" be it
Resolved, That we extend, to the bereaved mother our sympathy and join with the entire organization of Confederate Veterans in condolence and regrets.
Resolved, That we assure the aged members and friends of our organization who have attended this and other associations of our organization, of our lasting and sincere sympathies.
Resolved, That we thank the kind ladies for their bright presence and cheerful support of this, our organization.
Resolved, That we tender our hearty thanks to F. H. Barnitz for his large and liberal support, in offering us the use of his --- property for encampment purposes."
Saturday the tents began to fall, wagon load after wagon load rolled away, old friends and comrades exchanged the parting salute, hoping to meet again next year, and with a last, long ------
The encampment was at an end.
From the "Houston Herald", Houston, Texas County, Missouri 1899
Submitted by: Jerry Holland,
Copied by: Kathy Welch Heidel
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