Old News – Civil War Reunion

These Civil War veterans at this reunion would be in their seventies at time of their get-together.

How about buying one of those “modern” gas stoves. You could get rid of your old wood fired stove.

The Fairport Herald

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 1918


Fifteen survivors of the gallant old 108th regiment, New York volunteers, held their 56th annual reunion at Maplewood, Monday, and with their wives and families about 35 sat down to a dinner that did credit to the place and the dinners sure did their duty in disposing of it.

This regiment left Rochester August 19, 1862, and on Sept. 1, less than a month, without scarcely any drilling was engaged in the fierce battle of Antietam. Their loss was heavy, but they charged and took many prisoners and won a name to be proud of. They were in all the principal battles of the Potomac to the close of the war, and never lost their colors, but captured several and were especially mentioned in the history of the old fighting Second Corps, Hancock’s, particularly at Gettysburg.

After the dinner the business session was called and the secretary read the minutes of the last meeting and interesting letters from absent comrades, then the following officers were chosen: President, Henry Buffton, of Hilton; secretary and treasurer, F. B. Hutchinson, of Rochester; chaplain, Chester Hutchinson, of Fairport; executive committee, William Kneale, of Bergen; Mark French, of Ogden; E. C. Payne, of Irondequoit; William Wellingham, of Rochester.

Mrs. Frankie Fassett Pugsley gave several readings to the great pleasure of all present.

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  1. Mrs Frankie Fassett Pugsley was the wife of my 1st cousin, twice removed. I met her once, when I was about 14. she gave me a ceramic squirrel, used as a door stop

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