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Bygones of Monroe:

Union Meeting in Raisinville

The meeting at the Congregational Church on Saturday evening for the purpose of organization of “Minute Men” was well attended.  Myron H. Frost was Chairman and George B. DeLong Secretary.

In answer to a call of J. Doty as to the object and purpose of the meeting, H. Redfield answered and called for an immediate enrollment of all liable to military duty in the township and frequent meeting, for the purpose of drilling.  Goodrich Baldwin Esq. and others followed in support of the proposition.  H. Redfield, Milo Tracy and A.H. Humphrey were appointed to introduce resolutions, and reported the following, which on motion of J.F. Adams were adopted.

Resolved, That we the people of Raisinville unanimously pledge to the Executive of this State, and to the General Government “our lives, our fortune, and our sacred honor” for the protection and defense of the Federal City, and the federal property wherever the same may be.

Resolved, That we will so arrange our business affairs, as to be ready at the “tap of the drum” to “fall into line” and follow the flag and keep step to the music of the Union, whenever we may be called on.

Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be published in the Monroe Press and Commercial.

Messrs. Redfield, Tracy, Humphrey, Baldwin and DeLong were appointed a committee to form a Military Company.  Whereupon the meeting adjourned until Saturday evening of this week at the same place for the purpose of enrollment.

Myron H. Frost, Ch’n
George B. DeLong, Sec’y

(Monroe Commercial, May 9, 1861, Page 3, Column 2)

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