Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-22-2017

Department

Civil War Era Studies

Abstract

By the time he came to Adams County in 1909, John Esch had been a Wisconsin representative to the U.S. House of Representatives for two decades. But today was not just any ordinary day in the life of a congressman. Esch came to speak in the Soldiers' National Cemetery; it was Memorial Day. "Except for the difference in the number here," the Gettysburg Times noted after a note on shrinking attendance, "Memorial Day 1909 was little difference from those of former years." (excerpt)

Comments

This article appeared in the Gettysburg Times as part of the Adams County Historical Society's "Historically Speaking" column, March 22, 2017.

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