from The Webster Times, April 8, 1898 , (Volume XLI # 6), 

Battlefield Excursion

The excursion of the 15th Regiment Association to famous battlefields of the South is an assured success. The following is the itinerary:
June 4---Saturday--- Leave Worcester 6:10 p.m., Providence Line, stateroom and breakfast on board.

June 5---Arrive New York 7a.m. Leave Jersey City via C.R.R.N.J. Special train via Allentown and Harrisburg; arrive Gettysburg 1 p.m. Dinner in readiness at Eagle hotel, headquarters of party while there. Carriages for tour of the battlefield, under the directions of the famous guide Captain l. W. Minnigh, covered by first days fight, during p.m.

June 6---Monday a.m. ---Carriages and guides over the field covered by second and third days; battles, visiting National Cemetery, East Cemetery Hill, Culp’s Hill, Spangler’s Spring, Cemetery Ridge, Copes of Tree’s, 15th Regiment Monument, Round Top, Devils Den, Wheat Field, Peach Orchard, Emmitsburg Road, and Col. Ward Monument.
P.M.---Will afford members of the party opportunity to visit place of special interest to them. Electric cars pass the Hotel making tour of the field visited in a.m. and issue stop over checks at all points above mentioned.

June 7--- Tuesday---- Leave Gettysburg via Western M’d. R.R. at 7:30 a.m. special train stopping at Pen Mar, on the Blur ridge mountains for a view. Arrive at Keedysville station, Antietam-via Hagerstown-at 9, carriages and guide over the field, visiting scene of Hookers fight in East Woods and Cornfield, Summers fight at the Dunker Church and West Woods- Bloody Lane, Sharpsburg, for dinner- National Cemetery, and the famous Burnside Bridge, the scene of Burnsides memorable charge. Leave Antietam (Keedysville) at 3 p.m. via Balt. & Ohio R.R., stop at Harpers Ferry- arriving in Washington at 6 p.m.- transfers to Riggs house where headquarters of party will be until departure for home, Thursday at 12 noon via Balt. & Ohio R.R., box lunch being placed on train in Baltimore, arrive in Jersey City at 5 p.m.. leave N.Y., Prov. Boat 5:30, arrive in Worcester 7;30 a.m., Friday, June 10,-supper and stateroom on boat.

This excursion is open to members of the Regt, and their families, veterans of other organizations and the public generally. Fare for round trip, including stateroom on boat each way, carriages and guides over battlefields, transfers, meals and hotels in fact every expense per itinerary is $32.00. Through the generosity of friends of the Regt. a fund has been placed at the disposal of the directors to be applied to aiding the veterans of the Regt. to visit once more these famous battle fields, by the use of which fund tickets will be supplied to such veterans of the Regt. and their families as may apply at $25.00 if secured of the directors, otherwise full rate will be charged. Stop over permits at Washington will be granted all whom desire.

Mr. A. J. Simmons, the genial and obliging N. E. agent of the B. & O. R.R., will provide a special train of best passenger coaches for the exclusive use of the party and will personally superintend throughout the entire trip, and special effort will be made for the convenience and accommodation of ladies and families.

Col. George C. Joslin who commanded the Regt. at Gettysburg after the death of Col. Ward on the field the second day, and Gen. J. W. Kimball who commanded at Antietam, will accompany the party, and their presence will add much to the interest of our visit to these famous field where under their command the 15th Regt. received the highest commendation for its service.

It is hoped and expected that Andrew E. Ford, of Clinton, the historian of the Regt., will also accompany the party. It is important that you notify the management in advance of the number of tickets you desire that ample preparation can be made for the large number it now seems certain will join the party.

By vote of the directors, T. J. Hasting, E.W. Russell, P. F. Murray, Geo. Mireck and M. S. Beeman, the undersigned has been authorized to have full charge in arranging the details of the excursion, and any information regarding the same will be gladly given on application to David M. Earle, Manager, Worcester.


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