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16 Ohio Arch

16         Ohio Arch. and Hist. Society Publications.


bers of which had charge of the final interment. The children

scattered flowers in the grave, a salute was fired, taps were

sounded, and the honored dust of the gallant George Croghan

was consigned to its final resting place on the spot and in the

sacred soil he had so bravely and loyally defended ninety-three

years before. The grave was covered with a large block of

Quincy granite bearing this inscription:

George Croghan

Major 17th U. S. Infantry,

Defender of Fort Stephenson,

August 1st and 2d, 1813.

Born Locust Grove, Ky., Nov. 15, 1781.

Died New Orleans, La., Jan. 8, 1849,

Colonel Inspector General

United States Army.

Remains removed from

Croghan Family Burying Ground,

Locust Grove, Ky.,

August 2, 1906.

The oratorical exercises were held in

the afternoon in the open air within the

precincts of the fort. Vast crowds gathered

and listened intently to addresses. General

Jesse C. Chance, of Fremont, was president

of the day and introduced the speakers,

after the assembly had been called to order

by Mayor C. C. Tunnington. The speeches

were interspersed with patriotic songs by

the school children and martial strains by

the Light Guard Band.





God of our fathers, we praise and worship Thee! Assembled on

historic ground, which has been consecrated by heroes' blood, we not only

hold in glad and grateful remembrance the noble deeds of valiant men,