SAVE THE DATE!
FEBRUARY 17th, 2024
$55 per person
Dinner/Dance/Unlimited Presenters’ Sessions
NEW! Authentic Fair Sanitary Commission
Upscale & Luxurious
Sheraton Suites – 1989 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221 330-929-3000
CASH BAR WILL BE OPEN 5:00 pm – 12:00 am in BEAU’s Lounge/Bar in the Hotel. There is no bar set up in the Ballroom this year.
STATE LAW: NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS PERMITTED IN BALLROOM & CASCADE OVERLOOK
Hotel Information: If you are told there are no rooms left, please call Darcy 330-550-0285 or Stacey (Sheraton) 330-929-3000 More rooms must be unblocked to accommodate our attendees at the special rate of $117 per room per night. Thank you for your persistence!
The Committee would like to thank all of you for attending the 34th Anniversary of the ORMB at the Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on February 18, 2023, and making the Ball successful and memorable.
The Ohio Regimental Military Ball Committee cordially invites you to our 35th Annual Ball to be held at the beautiful Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on February 17, 2024. This venue has enchanted our Ball in addition to the new Presenters and Topics, Cuisine & Sutlers. We look forward to your attendance in the celebration of the Blue & Gray!
CASH BAR available only in Beau’s Lounge throughout the evening for the Ball and Afterglow!
DANCES LISTED BELOW ‘MUSICIANS’
Deadline for On-Line and Mail-In Registration: TBD
SILENT AUCTION - BIDDING OPEN 4 pm - 8 pm. Drawing at 8:00 pm
More new auction donations! Be sure to bring your checkbook to the event…you don’t want to miss out on these great items!
1) One night’s accommodation at the historic (circa 1824) Old Stone House, Mesopotamia, Ohio, www.oldstonehousesmespo.com including an Amish guided tour to an Amish school & house in a buggy. Lunch at Ohio’s oldest general store The End of the Commons.
Donor: Darcy Miller
2. Dinner with President and First Lady Abraham Lincoln and President and First Lady Jefferson Davis at the home of Dr. Holly Ray and Mr. David Walker. Two guests will dine on a lovely meal whilst enjoying a lively conversation with the Presidents and First Ladies!
Donor: Dr. Holly Ray and Mr. David Walker. Value: Priceless
3. An autographed DVD of the new PBS Documentary, “Engineering Tragedy: The Ashtabula Train Disaster”.The worst train/bridge disaster in American history, on Dec 29, 1876 in Ashtabula, OH. Len and Patti Brown. Value: $20
4. “Amasa Stone and the Ashtabula Bridge Disaster, A Gilded Age Parable of Wealth and Tragedy”, by Darius L. Salter, PhD. Len and Patti Brown. Value: $30
4. Author Janine Rousche is donating a basket of her autographed books.
5. Chick fil A gift cards, George Rousche. Value: $100
6. “Morgan’s Raiders”, Alexandria, TN, Dec 21, 1862, by Mort Kuntzler Robin and Brad Coppock.
7. Hamillistrations, Larry Hamill, Artwork.
8. Homefront Herald, Joy Fowler, Mandy Kallal, past issues of this rich American Civilian history magazine.
9. “The Civil War – In Words, in Photographs, in Memorium” collection, by Jay Wertz. Janet.s Mercantile, Janet Gearhart. Value $50
10. Two tickets to the 1st Annual Elvis Singing Competition, Craig Morgan. June 24, Twin City Opera House, McConnelsville, OH. Value $70
11. Michael Rhodes Photography, session and large tintype, during the ORMB. Value $75
12. One night’s accommodation at the Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls. A get-away for you and a guest for an overnight stay at the beautiful and elegant Sheraton Suites, complete with Breakfast buffet (which is delicious)! Step into the peace and quiet of this special hotel on the falls. Stacey Sobel-Marder and Sheraton Suites. Value approximately $220
13. “Returning Fire – USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimac), March 9, 1862 artwork by William R. McGrath. Donor: Rick and Kate Engel.
14. “Seal of the Confederacy”, 1862. Donor: Rick and Kate Engel.
15. Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Farewell Address Artwork, Mort Kunstler, artist, April 1865, with postcard from the 100th anniversary, Appomattox, VA, 1965. Donor: Rick and Kate Engel.
16. Gen. Robert E. Lee and Generals artwork, includes $10 Confederate paper money, Mort Kunstler, artist. Donor: Rick and Kate Engel.
17. “Legends in Gray” Gen. Robert E. Lee and Troops artwork, with $5 Confederate paper money, Mort Kunstler, artist. Donor: Rick and Kate Engel.
18. Reproduction of Gen. Robert E. Lee.s General Order Number 9, Farewell to the Army of Northern Virginia. Donor: Marilyn Sorvas, The Glove Goddess.
19. Two brand new small Christmas dog sweaters. Bruce and Valerie Hamill. Value: $15 each.
20. Avenue Antiques, $100 gift certificate.
21. A first-person presentation of either Major Pauline Cushman or The Civil War Herb Lady, Valerie Hamill. Value:$125-250
22. Cameo Earrings, Georgia Moore, Union Town Thrift. Value: $24
23. Mary Kay Products, Sandy Trimble
Items to be determined:
Evening in Paris, Sally Klingaman
Amazon Dry Goods, Samantha Hinkle
Angela Kay Dodge
Ensembles of the Past, Sara Gonzales
Hopkins & Hopkins Jewelry, Keely Hopkins
A big thank you to all of our donors! And if you would like to donate an item or two, please let us know. Tax forms available at the ORMB
Authentic SANITARY FAIR EXHIBITION by the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
The United States Sanitary Commission was founded in 1861 as the American Civil War began. Its purpose was to promote clean and healthy conditions in the Union Army camps. The Sanitary Commission staffed field hospitals, raised money, provided supplies, and worked to educate the military and government on matters of health and sanitation.
Volunteers were primarily women volunteered for work with the Sanitary Commission. Some provided direct service at the field hospitals and camps, organizing medical services, acting as nurses, and performing other tasks. Others raised money and managed the organization.
The Sanitary Commission also provided food, lodging, and care for soldiers returning from service. After the end of fighting, the Sanitary Commission worked with veterans in obtaining promised pay, benefits, and pensions.
Alright ladies and gentlemen…hold on to your bonnets and hats!! Here at the Octagon Ladies Repository you probably know by now that we are assisting the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Orr Circle here in Ohio with a major fundraiser, a small Sanitary Fair, at the Ohio Regimental Military Ball next month. You most likely are aware that a Sanitary Fair is a fundraiser!!! Sanitary Fairs were held all across the country during the Civil War, to raise funds for supplies needed at the front.
The LGAR Sanitary Fair Fundraiser is for the sole purpose of sending a donation for Civil War Battlefield Preservation. We will have 11 Patriotic Booths in which to shop from. One of the Booths will be to purchase a ticket to cast a vote for the “Daughter of the Regiment.” The 2 “Ladies” vowing for the winning title of “Daughter of the Regiment” are actually 2 Gentlemen, who will be dressed in appropriate Ladies 1860’s attire. Yes, this was actually done in the 1860’s and in the coming days we will share where and how much this activity raised!
These 2 Gentlemen are doing this fundraiser out of the love and support for battlefield preservation. This is merely just a fundraiser that is being held accurately according to original accounts of Sanitary Fairs. It is not our intent to bring today’s social mores into this 1860’s Sanitary Fair recreation. We sincerely hope that when you step into the Sanitary Fair room, you feel as though you have stepped into the 1860’s.
1) Michael Rhodes: The Daguerreotype—The Great Social Equalizer and the Studio Experience
2) Dr. Russ Gilliom:“Wound Treatment for Extremities”
3) Bob Dispenza: Frank Lyons: “The Importance of Canal Boats in Ohio During the Civil War”
4) John Spaziani: Ward Hill Lamon: The 25 Hours of Lincoln in Gettysburg
5) John King: “PresidentLincoln goes to Washington (4 worse years of his life)
6) Jackie Greer: “So you Want to be an Army Nurse—Defining His and Her Duties”
7) John Rys: “Ballroom Etiquette’
8) Diane Virostko: “The Civil War Songbird: Solo Interpretations of Civil War Music. Patriotic, Hymns and Spiritual Selections.”
9) Duncan Virostko: “The Ohio Statehouse Guns”
10) Carol Polkinghorne: A topic on Mary Surratt who was convicted of taking part in the conspiracy which led to the assignation of President Lincoln.