Centennial Program: Military Day Wednesday, June 20th, 1900

Centennial Program: Military Day Wednesday, June 20th, 1900

Beaver, Pa. Beaver College, 1900. 1 sheet 24 x 16 cm. Illustration of a log cabin, signed E. Bott. Although the centennial referred to in the title is that of the founding of Beaver County in 1800, the emphasis on Military Day was on Beaver County's role in the American Civil War. The reception was headed by Lieut. Gen. Nelson A. Miles (1839-1925) who served in the Civil War, the Indian Wars, and the Spanish American War; from 1895 to 1903 he was the last Commanding General of the United States Army, prior to the office being abolished. The 140th Pennsylvania, 17th Cavalry and Washington Infantry hosted visiting regiments. A monument was presented and music was provided by Duss' Band, the Chorus Club, the Grand Orchestra, and the Misses Morgan, Wilcox, and Potter. In the evening one could enjoy alumnae tableaus at Beaver College for 35 cents. In Good Condition: lightly soiled and creased; chipping along edges; minor separations along old folds; otherwise intact. Good. Item #005897

Price: $35.00