Monday, November 7, 2016

Local Civil War History and Uniform Donation Focus of Garst Museum’s Next Free Event

Captain J.C. Ullery photographed in donated uniform circa 1862.
On Saturday, November 12, this year’s Garst Museum Veterans Day program will feature guest speaker Dr. Edward Haas, Professor of History at Wright State University. Dr. Haas will discuss the importance of the local area’s contribution to the Civil War. The program will also highlight the donation of the Civil War uniform of Captain J.C. Ullery. CPT Ullery was commander of Company G, 110th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.). His grandson, Paul R. Wright, recently donated Ullery’s uniform to the Garst Museum.

The uniform, tailored in nearby Piqua, is in excellent condition, although Wright admits that he once wore it for Halloween. Wright also donated Ullery’s ceremonial sword and his walking stick. The temporary exhibit will be unveiled during the program.

G Company and the rest of the 110th O.V.I. was organized at Camp Piqua, Ohio, on October 3, 1862, and mustered out on June 25, 1865. The regiment was attached to Railroad Division, Clarksburg, Western Virginia, Middle Department. During the war, the regiment lost 230 men: 10 officers and 107 enlisted men who were killed or mortally wounded in combat and 3 officers and 111 enlisted men who died from disease.

This program, the second in the annual Speaker Series, will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 12, at the Garst Museum. Light refreshments will be provided by the Fort Greene Ville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Admission to the lecture is free, but regular admission applies if you wish to tour the museum. The museum is available for tours on Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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