Sherman Daily Democrat
EX-CONFEDERATES CAPTURE CITY AND ARE IN FULL CHARGE
Veterans of the 11th Texas Cavalry of the Confederate Army, meeting in Sherman in forty-third annual reunion Thursday, did not find it necessary to besiege the city to capture it. Sherman capitulated to the veterans without a struggle and from the moment the first veteran detrained in the city Wednesday evening, the city and all the amusement and recreational facilities afforded were his and his comrades to be disposed of as they desired until the reunion adjourns Friday afternoon.
Twelve gray haired defenders of States rights had answered the roll call by Companies up to noon Thursday, with prospects of afternoon trains bringing others for the enjoyment of the reunion Friday. Company E was the best represented of the regiment, with three present, who in the Civil War days, answered the roll call of his company. S.R. Stiles of Detroit, Texas; W.G. Hale, of Clarksville, and Isaac Guest, Sr. of Detroit responded present as Company E members.
Captain J.C. Wicher of Sherman , president of the reunion association, answered present to the call of Company A. Sherman possesses another former member of Company A in the person of Chief of Police John M. Blaine, who is confined to his home by illness, and who answered present by proxy.
Company B is represented by N.B. Ross of Hico; Company D by J.T. Woodward of Deport; Company H by P.T. McBride of Lone Oak; Company G by T.N. O’Brien of Oklahoma, who is accompanied by Mrs. O’Brien, and Joseph B. Wells of Sanger, Cooke County; Company K by Rich Merrill of Texarkana.
Carroll Smith, of Red River County, of the 9th Texas Cavalry, who has been “adopted” by the 11th Texas Veterans because there are no other survivors of his organization in North Texas, is also present. Miss Mary Agnes Guest, daughter, and Misses Ruth and Jennie Lee Guest, granddaughters of Detroit, are present with Isaac Guest, Sr.
The veterans came together in the Commissioners’ Court room in the northwest corner of the Court House Thursday morning, where roll was called. Business sessions will be held during the two days. Adjournment was taken after roll call until 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon, at which time Dr. T.A. Wharton addressed the reunion. At 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon, the veterans will visit the home of their comrade, Police Chief John Blaine, and will enjoy an automobile ride over the city, if weather permits. Thursday evening at 8 o’clock, the veterans will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Buster at their home on South Walnut Street.
Arrangement for the
entertainment of the veterans while enjoying their reunion in Sherman are in
the hands of the Daughters of the Confederacy.
The County Grand Jury house will be occupied by the veterans Thursday
night as sleeping quarters.
American War between the States
Elaine Nall Bay
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