August 1888

Source of account: newspaper Wayne County Alliance, Aug. 15, 1888

  The 8th annual encampment of the Veteran Soldiers was opened yesterday by a short address by President Geo. B. Curtiss.

    The camp is named "Phil Sheridan Camp".

    After prayer was offered by Rev. E. B. Olmstead of Port Byron, Capt. P. L. Brown, of Shortsville, made an address which was followed by Rev. E. B. Olmstead , who gave an address full of spirit and enthusiasm.

    The culinary department is under the supervision of Rufus Smith, of Newark. There is a barber on the grounds, and J. A. Murphy, of Wolcott, has a tent where he sells peanuts, makes and sells pure candy, and dispenses the new drink "milk shake."

    There are 126 tents occupied, which are arranged in streets named Logan Ave., Grant St., Meade Ave., Thomas Ave., and Custer Place.

    Quartermaster Chas. Mills seems to be everywhere present, attending to the wants of the campers.

    The Sons of Veterans, James Jones Post, No. 80 of Newark, T. W. Johnson Post, No. 26 of Wolcott, John A. Logan Post No. 57, of Sodus, each have tents. Also the Woman's Relief Corps.

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