PROGRAM FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL BANQUET OF THE 6TH MICHIGAN CAVALRY

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Item Code: 217-208

Small four page booklet with paper covers bound in a yellow lace ribbon. Printed in a box on the cover is “REUNION OF THE SIXTH MICHIGAN CAVALRY AT IONIA, MICH. JANUARY 1ST, 1889.” Inside the front cover is the same information but added is “SECOND ANNUAL BANQUET.” The next pages have the bill of fare and the topics of speeches to be given. The topics are Introduction and Music, The Sixth Michigan Cavalry, The Days of ’61, The Trooper and the Staff, The Trooper in Rebel Prisons, Philip H. Sheridan, The Soldier as a Citizen, The Press, The Army Surgeon, The Ladies and At Random.

The booklet is in good condition but has light surface dirt throughout but heavier on the covers. The lower left front cover also has a small chip.

This item belonged to Brevet Brigadier General James Harvey Kidd who is listed in the program as speaking on the history of the 6th Michigan Cavalry. Kidd was born February 14, 1840 in Ionia, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and was by profession a manufacturer and a newspaper publisher. He was commissioned Captain of Company E, 6th Michigan Cavalry on October 11, 1862. He was wounded twice, once at Falling Waters at the end of the Gettysburg Campaign and again at Winchester in September of 1864. He rose through the ranks attaining the rank of Colonel on May 19, 1864. He was given a brevet promotion to Brigadier General on June 15, 1865 and was mustered out November 7, 1865. He continued to live in Ionia until his death in 1919. He was buried there in Highland Park Cemetery.

 

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