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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:
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.
REV. W. E. TRESSEL, CHAPLAIN.
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,
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but we proclaim Thy great glory, O Lord of hosts; for Thou art the
God of battles, and right and truth triumph by Thy blessing. And whilst
we thank Thee for the brave men of that older day who fought so nobly
in freedom's holy cause, we give Thee laud and honor for the pa-
tience, the skill, the industry, through which were won those notable
victories of peace, no less renowned than those of war, that made the
wilderness to blossom as the rose and laid the foundations for the
splendid material prosperity which to-day is our portion. For health,
and peace, and plenty, for home, good government, for our great educa-
tional system, we give Thee thanks, 0 God. And richer gifts than these
have flowed to us from Thy bounteous hand. Thou hast revealed to us
Thy dear son, Jesus Christ, and hast made Him to be our Savior from
the bondage of sin and from eternal death; and in Thy precious word
Thou hast conveyed to us Thy saving grace and power. Eternal praise be
to Thee for these, Thy choicest gifts!
We pray Thee to continue to us Thy favor. To this end bless
with repentance and faith; help us to renounce all sin and error, to love
and to follow truth and righteousness, that we may hold fast what
Thou hast in mercy given. Instil more and more into our hearts love
of country. Do Thou use the exercises of this day to impress on our
mind the responsibilities of citizenship. Awaken and quicken within us
civic spirit. And thus let this memorable day on which we stand before
Thy holy throne, result in countless blessings, for time and eternity, to us
and to our children.
"Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home!
"Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure:
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure.
"Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
For aye wilt be the same.
"A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Swift as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.
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Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away:
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.
"0 God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our Guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home!"
Thou, who hearest prayer, for Jesus' sake give ear to these our
prayers and praises, which we sum up in the words of our Lord:
Our Father, Who art in heaven; Hallowed be Thy name; Thy
kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; Give us
this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive
those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, but
deliver us from evil; For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the
glory, forever and ever. Amen!
ADDRESS OF HON. SAMUEL D. DODGE.
When your fellow citizen, Col. Webb C. Hayes, asked me to ad-
dress you upon this occasion, and I accepted the invitation, I did so
1812; eminent writers have described to you the campaign preceding the
attack on Fort Stephenson; and distinguished orators, with brilliant
phrases, have pictured to you the handsome youth standing upon the ram-
parts of Fort Stephenson, and amid the yells of savages and the fierce at-
tacks of the veterans of Wellington urging his little band to deeds of hero-