Twentieth Illinois Infantry Regiment Reunion in 1900
Held in Garfield Par, Chicago, Illinois
Published in Kendall County Record, September 5, 1900.
On Wednesday evening the formal meeting of the 20th Illinois Association took place. Vespasian Warner was elected president of the Association. Warner was with us from start to finish. He was badly shot a Shiloh, and was one of the bravest and best men of the gallant old Twentieth. He is now a member of Congress from Illinois. Seventy names were registered. Eleven from the Kendall Company attended.
The death of Captain Boyer was announced and a resolution of sympathy for his family passed. Comrade Boyer was with us at Fredericktown, Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Britton's Lane, Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hill, Big Black River and Vicksburg. At Shiloh his sword was struck by a missile and bent nearly double, and he received two slight wounds in the face. At Vicksburg, while lying in the trenches, he was shot through the foot and permanently disabled, and was discharged. He volunteered May 18, 1861 at Newark. He died of congestion of the brain after an illness of three days at Normal, Illinois, June 24, 1900.