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In 1888 Dexter D. Ashley, of the class of 90. now a prominent physician in New York City, organized the first Normal Cadet Company. The work was done under many disadvantages, for tile company was compelled to drill without uniforms or arms during the first year of its organization, consequently the boys would grow tired of tlvc wbrk and fall out.
For the second year’s work, thru the efforts of prominent citizens of the town, members of the faculty and especially the principal, guns were obtained from the state.
Ashley was captain during his Junior and Senior years and was succeeded by Charles Neal, of the class of ’92, who also held the position for two years, until Prof. H. 13. Duncanson, as commandant, took the company into his charge in the fall of 1892. Uniforms were then made a requirement. A few, however, rebelled against the rule, and Company 13 was formed from the malcontents. A third company was formed from the practice school—the latter company drilling with wooden guns.
Two and three drills were held each week, with dress parade on Friday. These parades were the means of working up a military band, which now is recognized as one of the best bands in the state. Thru the untiring efforts of Prof. Duncanson the cadet work was put on a firm foundation and was recognized as a part of the school.
At the opening of the Spanish-American war the guns were called in bv the state and about a dozen of the cadets enlisted in the regular army, several of whom have won military distinction. The calling in of the guns put a stop to military training in the Normal until it was revived by Prof. C. F. Beck in the year 1904.
As the records have been lost, the captains for the period under Prof. Duncanson cannot be given, but since the reorganization the following student captains have served:
1904-1905, Percy Adams; 1905-1906, Charles Wcigand; 1906-1907. Company A, A. J. Wickland; Company B, A. H. Gilbert; 1907-1908, Company A. C. O. Oline; Company B, C. Gordon Beck.
Thru money raised by cadet plays and putting down scats in the new chapel, arms have been procured from time to time until the cadets now own guns and swords sufficient to equip two full-sized companies. The work has become more firmly established until now it is recognized as one of the main features of the school.
An annual encampment is held each spring, and, needless to say, this feature of the work is looked forward to with great expectancy and with no disappointment when the time actually arrives. The encampment this spring was held May 21-25, and, to say the least, did not fall short of expectations. The cadets feel especially fortunate in procuring such excellent grounds for their encampments and feel they owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Clayton for his kindness in allowing them the use of his large pasture, together with wood for bon-fires.
The commissioned officers of Company A are: Captain, C. O. Oline; first lieutenant. B. H. Rowan; second lieutenant, B. B. Bedell. Of Company B: Captain, C. Gordon Beck; first lieutenant, Russell Stewart; second lieutenant,
H. M. Meyer; commandant, C. F. Beck, under whose direction all wo x is done.
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COMMISSI()NKI AND NON COMMISSIONKD ITICKRS Company A and Company B, Normal Military Battalion.
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