In the Civil War
Reunion of Company C, Coles
Published in the February 12, 1889 Star and
A number of the surviving members of this
company held their first reunion since the close of the war, in
the hall of Corporal Shelly Post on last Tuesday evening the 5th
where a permanent organization was affected with the following
officers for the ensuing year. President 1st Lieutenant W. A.
Horner of Belle Pane Kansans, Vice President Sergeant Theodore
McAllister of Green Mount, Pa., Secretary 1st Lieutenant O. D.
McMallan of Gettysburg, Lieutenant J. E. Wible of Gettysburg.
The following executive committee was appointed;
Lieutenant W. A. McIlhenny of Hunterstown,
Sergeant T. McAllister,
of Greenmont, Charles C. Currens of Taneytown,
William B. Frailey
of Emmitsburg, Jesse Beard of Waynesboro, John Sentz of Fairfield,
John M. Huber, Craig B. Shields, and Salis M. Horner, al of this
The following were appointed a committee on
Constitution Jos Fest of York, Jesse Stahl of Carlise,
George Eyster of Emmitsburg, and J. E. Wible, O. D. McMillan, D. H.
Starner, J. Munshower, A. V. and George Weikert all of this place
The members and friends then reopened the
banquet hall of the Post where a bountiful supper, provided by the
local committee, then wives and lady friends was enjoyed by about
sixty members and friends present.
A pleasant feature of the occasion was the
bringing forth of the steeds in the shape of cake horses for the
veterans which recalled many anecdotes of those horses to every
cavalryman so dear.
After the banquet all reopened the Post Hall
when the roll of the Company was called and each name brought up
scenes and incidents of the stunning time of '16 and '65. Sergeant
McAllister and J. E. Wible, gave some of their experiences of the
horrors of prison life at Andersonville and other southern prisons
and other members spoke of different scenes and incidents of Army
A list of engagements in which the Company
participated was also read and recalled many incidents of
interest. The occasion was interrupted with the singing of
Patriotic Songs, and at a late hour adjourned to meet at the Call
of the Executive Committee at such time and place they may
The company was organized at Frederick, Md.
August 27, 1861, by Captain John Horner and was recruited in Adams County,
Pa., and Frederick and Carroll Counties Md. and served principally
in the Shenandoah Valley, Loudoun and Fauquier Counties Virginia
and West Virginia was with General Hunter in the Lynchburg
Campaign and had four men killed in service, 12 died in southern
prisons and 5 in hospitals or at their homes during the war.
Announcement Reunion of Cole's Cavalry to be
(Originally Published in the Emmitsburg
Chronicle January 1897)
The thirty-fifth annual reunion and banquet of Cole's Cavalry
Veteranís Association was held Monday night a Wagner's Green
House, Pratt street near Charles street, Baltimore. The reunion is
held in commemoration of the battle of Loudoun Heights, Va. which
occurred at midnight, January 10, 1864, in a blinding snowstorm.
Among the guests of the association was Lieutenant Joseph H.
Nelson, who was a member of the attacking party in Mosby's
Officers were elected at a business meeting preceding the
banquet, as follows: president, Colonel George W. F. Vernon; vice
president, Major 0. A. Horner; treasurer, J. J. Kahler;
corresponding secretary, Joseph Brooks; recording secretary,
Alexander M. Brisco.
Colonel Vernon presided at the banquet and acted as
toastmaster. The toasts were: "The Day We Celebrate" Col. Henry A.
Cole; "Our Dead Comrades,"drunk standing and in silence; "The
President of the United States," Colonel Vernon; "The Cavalry,"
Rev. John B. Hall; "The Infantry, "J. J. Kahler; "The State of
Maryland, The Commercial Metropolis," ex-Mayor Ferdinand C
Latrobe; "The Artillery," Capt. M. Bryan; "The Navy," Major Walter
A. Donaldson; "The Ladies," Major 0, A. Horner; "The Grand Army of
the Potomac," Alexander M. Brisco; "The Commissary Department,"
Charles Fossler; "The Maryland Brigade," Gen. D. L. Stanton.
Interested in Cole's Cavalry? Then try our archived
edition for a complete listing of names:
Solders of Company C, Coleís Cavalry 1861-1865