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61st and final UCV reunion in 1951

Discussion in 'Civil War History - General Discussion' started by CSA Today, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. CSA Today

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    A great photo.

    I always like the photos you find of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

    We just celebrated our chapter' 100th anniversary. Would like to find some old photos of it. It is the Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter, Cincinnati, Ohio.
     
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    Yes please.
     
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    Nice photo.
     
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    I don't want to throw a wet towel on this thread but two of those old boys don't look anywhere near old enough to have been in the Confederate Army and still be kickin in 1951.
     
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    I wondered about that myself, there couldn’t have been that many Confederate veterans of any age left in 1951. A good guess would be that it was an earlier photograph of younger, sprier veterans used for the program cover.
    Deo Vindice
     
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    There is another photo of the last attendees at this Reunion. It is in the Norfolk Public Library Archives. It is a long URL. You can find by putting in Last Reunion and Norfolk photo.

    There were three attendees in that photo , William Townsend, John Salling and William Bush. From photo they certainly look old enough to have served.

    There was also aU.S. commemorative stamp issued for this Reunion. There is also a badge. Picture of badge at http://veteransattic.com/cgi-bin/display_item.asp?1396. The badge is for sale for $395.

    The last Commander in chief of the Veterans Union was James W. Moore. I don't know if he was a Veteran or not.
     
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    You are probably thinking of this photo:

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    From left to right: Bush, Salling, and Townsend.

    There's also a photo of the three of them standing up. Salling towers over the other two. He said he was 6'1".
     
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    Here's the photo where they're standing up:
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