Sunday, September 16, 2012

President William McKinley - Philadelphia Visit - September 1899

Camden - Philadelphia Ferry Boat "Arctic" - circa 1900

President William McKinley

Rear Admiral William T. Sampson

William T. Sampson

Naval Presidential Flag - 1882

McKinley Speeches 1897-1900

 MONDAY, September 4th. Reception at the railroad stations of the Com-
mander-in-Chief, Grand Army of the Republic, of visiting Posts and of Delegations.
 Afternoon. 2.30. Parade of Naval Veterans.
 TUESDAY, September 5th, 10 A. M. Parade of the Grand Army of the Republic.
 Evening. Academy of Music, Broad and Locust streets. Official welcome to the
National Encampment, G. A. R., and National Conventions, Woman's Relief Corps,
Ladies of the G. A. R., Army Nurses, Naval Veterans, Prisoners of War Association,
U. S. Signal Corps Association, Sons of Veterans, and complimentary to the contribu-
tors to the Entertainment Fund.
 WEDNESDAY, September 6th, Morning. Parade, Union Ex-prisoners of War.
 Evening. Reception and " Dog Watch," National Association of Naval Veterans,
Academy of Music, Broad and Locust Streets.
 Receptions— Continental Hotel, Ninth and Chestnut Streets :
Woman's Relief Corps, in Ladies' Parlor.
Daughters of Veterans, in Headquarters of G. A. R.
Ladies of the G. A. R. and Army Nurses, in Parlor " C."
 THURSDAY EVENING. September 7th. Camp-fire, Union Ex-prisoners of War,
at the Academy of Music, Broad and Locust Streets.
 Camp Jas. A. Sexton. Grand display of fireworks at Camp in front of Belmont
Mansion, Fairmount Park. Band Concert^War-time Music.
 WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, September 6th and 7th.
National Encampment and Conventions.
 Grand Army of the Republic. Grand Opera House, Broad St. and Montgomery Ave.
 Naval Veterans. St. George's Hall, 13th and Arch Streets.
 Union Ex-prisoners of War. Odd Fellows' Temple, Broad and Cherry Streets.
 Woman's Relief Corps. Witherspoon Hall, Walnut Street, east of Broad Street.
 Ladies of the G. A. R. Y. M. C A. Building, Chestnut and Fifteenth Streets.
 Ladies' Auxiliary, Naval Veterans. Lecture Room, Y. M. C. A. Building, Chestnut
and Fifteenth Streets.
 National Army Nurses' Association. Fidelity Insurance Building, Broad and
Cherry Streets.
 Daughters of Veterans. Hall of Post 160, 1363 Ridge Avenue.
 Loyal Home Woriters. Hall of Post 160, 1363 Ridge Avenue.
 Re-unions of Military and Naval Organizations.
 Division Corps and Regimental Associations will meet in the buildings assigned
to the Army with which they were connected, at the hours named in circular to be
issued by Committee on Camp-fires and Re-unions.
 Commands of the Armies of the Potomac, James, and West Virginia. Odd Fellows
Temple, Broad and Cherry Streets.
 Army of the Cumberland. First Regiment Armory, Broad and Callowhill Streets.
 Armies of the Tennessee and Ohio. State Fencibles Armory, Broad above Race St.
 General Rendezvous. Industrial Hall, Broad and Vine Streets.
 Naval Veterans. N. W. Cor. Broad and Vine Streets.
 Camp-fires. Camp-fires will be held in Camden, N. J.. Germantown and at other
points in Philadelphia. The place and time of meeting and speakers will be published
 FRIDAY, September 8th. Review of the North Atlantic Squadron, United States
Navy, Rear Admiral W. T. Sampson, commanding, and the U. S. Revenue Cutter Fleet.
 Excursions complimentary to the members of the National Encampment, G. A. R., National Assof-iations
of Naval Veterans, National Conventions, W. R. C and Ladies of the G. A. R., and other National Orfjani-
zations and invited quests, on the Delaware River, passing the North Atlantic Squadron, the U. S Revenue
Cutter Fleet, and other War Vessels assigned lor this occasion.
 The vessels of the fleet will be illuminated by electric light each evening. Admission to the vessels as
to hours, etc., will be in accordance with rules prescribed by the Rear Admiral Commanding. Vessels at League
Island will be visited under rules prescribed by Rear Admiral Silas Casey, Commandant U. S. Navy Yard.
Announcement of these rules will be made in the daily papers.

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