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2021 Reunion

Just a quick reminder that the reunion this year will be just 1 day: Wednesday, September 22. We'll meet at Bob Venable's house at 9:30 and determine where to have breakfast. When we come back to Bob's house and wait for our Secretary/Treasurer Kathy Popham to arrive. We will then have our meeting, which should be very short. The longest part will be debating where we will eat dinner.


UPDATE: Click the icon below to view a copy of the business report from the meeting held on September 22.

2023 Reunion

Ohio Civil War veteran gets a proper burial

The link below is to a local television station's coverage of the burial of Alolph Jost:

Burial of Adolph Jost, Co A

Civil War Soldier’s Cremains to be Buried

May 21, 2021 is the date set for the burial of the long-forgotten cremains of a local Civil War soldier. Born in Germany in 1835, Adolph Jost (aka Yost) adopted Cincinnati as his American hometown. He served in Company K of the renowned 4th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Regiment during the U.S. Civil War from October 10, 1861 to March 25, 1863 when he received a disability discharge. Returning to Cincinnati, Jost was employed as a “bar keeper.” He died on April 20, 1904, his body being cremated. The cremains have been held at Hillside Chapel, 525 West Martin Luther King Drive, unclaimed by relatives, descendants, or anyone else – until now. The 4th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Descendants Association discovered the cremains’ location and decided that 117 years was long enough for Private Jost to await burial. Starting at approximately 11:00 A.M., there will be a procession from Hillside Chapel to Walnut Hills Cemetery and after a short ceremony at the grave site Private Adolph Jost will finally be laid to rest.

Marker Dedication in Nashville

What a tremendous time we had in Nashville for the dedication of the marker noting the surrender of Nashville to the 4th OVC. It was really exhilarating meeting new friends and seeing some of our old ones again. Carol Norton really made us feel welcome. And the weather was perfect, a nice crisp spring day with a bright azure sky overhead. Not even the troubles Joe Owens and I had with our sword belts could distract us from having a marvelous time. As mentioned in our previous newsletter, Fox News, Channel 17 in Nashville, was present for the dedication. To view the news clipping go to: You’ll have to click on the picture to get the news clip rolling. It’s only a couple of minutes long.

Bill Krebs

President, 4OVC Desc. Assn.

Dedication of Historical Marker

The dedication of the historical marker telling of Mayor Cheatham’s surrender of the city of Nashville to the 4th Ohio Cavalry. The dedication will take place on Saturday, February 25th. Members of the 4th OVC, Company C, Dismounted Cavalry are planning on attending the event. This will be the first, of hopefully many, times the two groups will be together. It will be a great time for each group to get to meet and know each other. The 4th OVC Dismounted are a great bunch of guys and I know you will instantly like them. The news media is also scheduled to show up for this.


Copies of the organizations newsletter are posted on the "Resources" page under the "Newsletter" category section. They are posted in reverse chronological order. New editions will be added as they become available.

This year we are having our biennial reunion from October 12 to 15 in Dandridge,Tennessee which is close to Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.  We’ll be staying at the Quality Inn: 620 Green Valley Dr, Dandridge, TN 37725-4673.  If you haven’t made your reservations, you can still do so by calling 844-895-5296.

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