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FROM GENERAL D. E. SICKLES.
NEW YORK, 23 FIFTH AVENUE, April 6, 1890. MY DEAR SIR:
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the invitation of the Committee of Citizens of Toledo to attend the Twenty-first Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland in that city on the 17th inst.
I regret that official duties here prevent my absence long enough to enable me to share the pleasures of this interesting occasion. Nothing would afford me more satisfaction than such an opportunity to renew and cement my acquaintance with many of the heroes of the Army of the Cumberland, formed during your march from Chattanooga to Resaca, in 1864.
I am, sir,
D. E. SICKLES,
Major-General U. S. A. (retired). HENRY S. BUNKER, Esq.
FROM GENERAL D. N. COUCH.
NORWALK, CONNECTICUT, September 8, 1890. COLONEL H. S. BUNKER,
Secretary of Committee, Toledo, etc.
I should be glad to once more join hands with the Army of the Cumberland, as my brief connection with it showed that it
was well worthy of the care and solicitude of its distinguished fighting comrades.
Thanking you, colonel, for the courtesy extended to me by Toledo, I regret my inability to be present.
I am, very respectfully,
D. N. COUCH,
FROM GENERAL J. J. REYNOLDS.
NEAR FORT MONROE, VIRGINIA, September 6, 1890. COLONEL H. S. BUNKER,
I am in receipt of invitation for 17th and 18th September, and regret very much that I will not be able to be present and enjoy, with our comrades, the hospitalities of the city of Toledo.
Very truly, your comrade,
J. J. REYNOLDS.
FROM GENERAL C. SCHURZ.
HAMBURG-AMERICAN PACKET COMPANY (DIRECTOR'S OFFICE),
37 BROADWAY, P. O. Box 2567,
New YORK, September 9, 1890. MY DEAR SIR:
I have just received your kind invitation to the meeting of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, which is to take place at Toledo on September 17th and 18th, and regret exceedingly
to say that business engagements here make it impossible for me to be with you on the days named.
Accept my sincere thanks for the honor conferred upon me by the invitation, and believe me,
Very truly yours,
C. SCHURZ. COLONEL HENRY S. BUNKER,
FROM GENERAL G. M. DODGE.
No. 1 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, September 10, 1890. COLONEL HENRY S. BUNKER,
Secretary Local Committee, Society Army of the Cumber
I am in receipt of your kind invitation to be present at the Twenty-first Reunion of the Army of the Cumberland, at Toledo.
I regret very much that my engagements are such it will be impossible for me to attend. I appreciate Toledo's kind remembrance, as I know how much I should enjoy myself at the Reunion.
Please extend my thanks to the Committee, and my “God speed” to the Army, and believe me,
Yours very truly,
G. M. DODGE.
FROM GENERAL WAGER SWAYNE.
New YORK, September 6, 1890. COLONEL HENRY S. BUNKER,
I am greatly obliged by the very kind invitation which I have received to be present at the forthcoming Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland. I should be very glad to be there, and rejoice with you on that occasion in the memories of the past and the results which are now enjoyed by the country. Unhappily, however, my engagements forbid me that pleasure.
Yours, very truly,
FROM GENERAL A. BAIRD.
WASHINGTON, D. C., September 8, 1890. MR. HENRY S. BUNKER,
Secretary Local E.cecutive Committee Society Army of the
I very much regret that I will be unable to attend the meeting of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, to be held in your city on the 17th inst.
About that date I am engaged to be at Chattanooga, where the task of dedicating the soil of Chickamauga and of Missionary Ridge
as a perpetual memorial of the valor and manhood of American citizens now happily goes on.
The work which was set on foot by our Society will be an enduring monument, and will keep alive for future ages the glorious memories of the grand old Army of the Cumberland.
To all comrades who may be able to meet with you, I send a warm fraternal greeting.
FROM GENERAL J. M. BRANNAN.
214 WEST FORTY-FOURTH STREET, NEW YORK CITY,
September 5, 1890.
Your request to attend the Twenty-first Annual Meeting of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, at Toledo, Ohio, on the 17th and 18th of September, 1890, is received. I regret exceedingly that my health will not permit me to attend, as I am just recovering from an attack of sickness. I hope the Society will have a delightful Reunion.
J. M. BRANNAN, Brevet Major-General U. S. Army.