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THE -NTATTQ-NTAT, TBIBTnE: WSHTOTOST, D C, APBTL 1, 1882.
' GRMD ARMY MATTERS.
THE COMING ENCAMPMENT AT THE
He 6tat$ mntia to Participate in 1 ho Grand Far-
de An Address from Past Commander
Bom Hotel Accommodations for
Visitors Other Grand Army
Special Correspondence Natioxai. TrunincE.
Baxtimoee, Tarch 2S. Inquiries have been re
ceived at G. A. It. Headquarters in this city from
jjearly every State and Territory in the coun
try fer the latest particulars of the programme of
ceremonies to be observed dnring the National
Encampment which meets hero on June 21st,
and the committee aro mailing prompt replies
as far as it is possiblo to do so. In planning
the arrangements Past Grand Commander Ross,
chairman of the Executive Comnrittrc, has the
active co-operation of Col. Harrison Adreon,
postmaster of Baltimoro ciy, Colonel Graham
Dukchart, present Commander of tho Depart
ment of Maryland, Assistant Adjutant-General
John H. Sutcr, and other prominent members
of the Grand Army organization. Extraordi
nary interest has been aroused in connection
with tho Reunion, and as already indicated in
this correspondence, there is every reason for
believing that tho attendance of uniformed
members of the Ordor will bo greater than over
before in the history of tho organization. Tho
members of the committee having in charge
the, arrangements connected with tho grand
military parade which takes place on the first
day of tho assembling, aro exerting every pos
siblo effort to make the demonstration tho great
ieaturc of the Encampment, and judging from
present indications it will bo participated in,
not only by the visiting soldiers but by the
city and State militia In this connection the
following correspondence will bo read with
General James It. Herbert, Commanding Maryland
Dear Sir: On tho 21st of June, 1SS2, tho
National Encampment of tho Grand Army of
the Republic commences the sixteenth annual
session in this city, and it is proposed by tho
local committee having chargo of tho arrange
ments to open tho ceremonies with a military
parade. A largo number of uniformed Posts
will accompany tho delegates from different
Departments, and a number of companies of
militia from tho Northwest and South havo
been invited to participate. On behalf of tho
Grand Army of tho Republic, I have tho honor
to extend to your command, and through you,
to the several independent military companies
of this State a cordial, fraternal invitation, to
participate. Thanking you for past courtesies
and with assurances of respect and, esteem in
which you and your command aro held by the
Grand Army ef the Republic of thislStato, I am,
very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Wm. E. W. Eoss,
Chairman Executive Committco.
The following is tho reply of Gen. Herbert:
Head'rs First Brigade, M. N. G.
General: Your communication extending
to mo and through mo to tho volunteer troops
in Maryland an invitation to take part in tho
opening ceremonies, embracing a military par
ade, to be given in honor of tho Grand Army
of tho Republic on tho 21st of June, is at hand.
Accept my thanks. I think it peculiarly ap
propriate that our Maryland National Guard
should join in a hearty welcome to those old
soldiers when they visit our State and city, and
I will do all in my power to havo them do so.
Your invitation will be sent to each separate
command. Thanking you for tho courteous
terms of your letter, I am very truly yours,
Jaues R. Herbert,
General Eoss has issued the following circu
lar to the coming Encampment:
Comrade:' On tho 21st day of June, 1882,
the 16th National Encampment of the Grand
Army of the Republic will convene in Balti
more, Md. As this is tho first time any South
ern city has been thus honored, it is proposed
by the citizens of Baltimore, through tho Mayor
and City Council and tho various Representative
Mercantile Associations, to extend a hearty and
cordial welcome to the veterans of tho late war.
Extensive preparations ar,o being mado for the
social enjoyment of those who will honor us
with their presence, and the local committee of
the Grand Army of the Republic in chargo of
the arrangements are all desirous of having
representative Posts of the different Depart
ments participate in the Grand Parade and
review on Wednesday, 21st of June. Wo would
like every Department, no matter how far dis
tant, to send at least one uniformed Post. JTe
propose to make this truly a National affair.
Visiting Posts and Delegates will be received
and entertained by the corporation and citizens
of Baltimore, without regard 'to politics and
past differences, and a genuino Maryland wel
come will be extended to all that come. All
know how difficult it has been to convinco the
people of tho United States that tho Order is
not political or organized for tho purpose of
keeping up sectional differences. The oppor
tunity is now offered you on the soil of a South
ern State to set at rest forever such aspersions
on the good name of tho Order. The Mayor
and City Council have appropriated money out
of the public funds to provide amusements for
tho guests of the Grand Army, and our citizens
generally express the greatest enthusiasm at
the contemplated visit. Tho ceremonies aro
expected to last three days, and social enter
tainment will be arranged for each day. Ample
accommodations will be provided for all that
come, at low rates. Tho several trunk and
local lines of railroads have made liberal re
ductions in their rates of fare, and the tickets,
at reduced rates, will be good for five days.
Particulars can bo obtained by addressing tho
Executive Committee, G. A. R., Baltimore, Md.
Po&ts or delegates desiring hotel accommoda
tions will plcaso apply early, as tho city will
he crowded with visitors during tho festivities,
ind in order to obtain eligible hotels and rooms,
in early application is posi ti vely necessary. Wo
want to put 10,000 unifonntd Grand Army men
In line on tho day of the proca"ision, and we can
io it if you will take an interest. If you can-1
not come as a Post, procure a uniform mid como
hi squads, and report to your Department Head
Snorters in Baltimoro on Tuesday evening, and
be assigned to a placo in line.
The hotels have agreed to a reduction in tho
price of board for this occasion, and havo fixed
their rates as follows:
Hotel. Par day. Musicians. Scrv'ts
Carrollton HoteL $3.00 $2.00 $1.50
Maltby House. 2.50 1.50 1.25
Bamum'sHotoL 3.00 2.00 1.50
Eutaw House, 3.00 2.00 1.50
Howard House. 2.00 1.00 1.00
Bonney's HoteL 1.50 1.50 150
Gardner's Hotel. 1.50 1.50 1.50
Clarendon Hotel. 2.00 2.00 2.00
Calvert House. 2.00 2.00 1.00
Gcn'l Wayno Inn. 2.00 2.00 2.00
Beiley's HoteL 1.50 1.50 1.50
Guy's HoteL 1.00 Meals on Eu'n plan.
This is a reduction of at least one-third from
. Ihcir regular rates. Posts desiring to make
arrangements for accommodations during tho
Enunnment will do well to enrresnnnd with
2ia Chairman of this Committee, who will aee I
that all are provided for satisfactorily, and
save them much trouble and unnecessary ex
pense. All communications should bo addressed to
tho Chairman of tho Executive Committee.
Wm. E. W. Ross,
Chairman Executive Committco.
.Tom A. Thompson, Jr., Secretary.
Baltimore, March 29.
Letters havo been received from Dopartmcnt
Commanders John Wainwright, of Delaware;
J. M. Vandcrslico, of Pennsylvania ; A. B.
Farnham, of Maitto ; and C. T. Clarke, of Ohio,
to. engage quarters for themselves and tho
members of their several staffs and rooms for
A CARD rIIOM THE ASSISTANT ADJUTANT
The Assistant Adjutant. General, John n.
Sutor, has issued tho following circular:
" In view of tho grand rocppMon and festivi
tiesattendant on thu assembling of tho National
Encampment of tho Grand Army of tho Repub
lic in this city in June neM, 1 am diverted by
tho Department Cmniuandor to urge upon ovory
comrade tho necessity of providing himself with
a uniform. A number of Posts wilF honor us
withaviMtnt that time, and tho display will
be, beyond doubt, a creditable ouo for our or
ganization, and every comrade in this Depart
ment should feel that it is his fluty to answer
roll-call on tho 21st of Juno.
Tho uniform of this Department, ns at pres
ent prescribed, is a singlo-breastcd blue ilannel
sack coat, high roll, four buttons; high cut
single-breasted bluo ilannel vest, and pants to
match; white gloves, black necktie, and fatigue
DEPARTMENT OF MAINE.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Bangor, Me., March 20. Tho fifteenth an
nual Encampment, of tho Department was held
recently at Gardiner. At tho meeting of tho
Council of Administration, Department Com
mander Augustus B. Farnham presided, with
Chas. O. Wadsworth, secretary. Various minor
reports wero received and offered. Tho regu
lar session was then held.
Tho Committee on Credentials reported 31
Posts, represented as follows: 7 Past Depart
ment Commanders, 13 Department Officers, 20
Post Commanders, 3 Senior Yico Commanders,
and SI Delegates, making a total of 121 who
wero entitled to a vote in tho Encampment.
Commander-in-Chief Gcorgo S. Merrill, of
Lawrence, Mass., and Past Department Com
mander of -Mass. J. G. B. Adams, of Lynn, wero
introduced to the Encampment uy tho commit
tee cIiosom for this duty.
The address of Department Commander W.
G. naskell, and tho reports of Ass't Adj't Gen.
D. H. Dolman, Ass't Q. M. Gen. Geo. n. Ab
bott, Chaplain R. L. Howard, and Inspector
S. O. Rogers were read and accepted.
Reports of Judge Advocate H. F. Blanchard,
Chief Mustering Officer A. Whittcn, Secretary
of Council C. O. Wadsworth, and the commit
tees to whom wero referred the reports of the
several officers, wero read and accepted.
The report of tho Investigating Committco
upon tho organization of Post 42 was referred
to tho A. A. G. and A. Q. M. G.
The suggestions mado in tho address of the
Department Commander relating to gratuities,
were severally taken up, and it was unani
mously voted that tho sum of $150 bo paid to
tho A. A. G., $100 to the A. Q. M. G.,$50 to tho
Inspector, and $25 to tho C. M. O., for their
services during their term of office.
A resolution offered by tho Chaplain, in rela
tion to firing salutes during the ceremonies of
"Memorial Day," was laid upon the table.
Tho second resolution, offered by Chaplain
Howard', tf&ffflopliCuS unanimously, viz:
Xcmhcd, That the "Roll of Honor," as read
by tho.several Posts on. Memorial Day, shall
contain the names Of all deceased comrades, as
far as known, and as comrades dio from year
to year their names shall bo added to the roll.
Tho namo of Winnicook Post was changed
by a vote of the Encampment, and will here
after bo known as Calvin F. Pilley Post, 35,
Tho per-capita tax was reduced from ten
cents to eight cents per quarter on each com
rade in good standing.
A resolution of Comrade R. G. Gatcly, that a
committco of three bo appointed to draw up
resolutions in memory of tho death of Past
Ass't Adj't Gen. Edward E. Small, was adopted,
snd Department Commander Farnham, De
partment Chaplain Howard, and Ass't Adj't
Gen. Foster appointed.
A committco of three, consisting of Past
Department Commanders Bangs, Hamlin, and
Myrick, were also appointed for the purposo of
expressing tho feelings of this Encampment
upon tho deaths of President James A. Garfield
and Past Commander-in-Chief Anibroso E.
A resolution that a badge be presented to re
tiring Department Commander Haskell was
Invitations wero received from Bangor, Au
burn, and Pittsfield Posts for tho next En
campment to meet with them, and it was voted
that tho next annual Encampment take place
Tho following additional appointments havo
been made upon tho staff of tho Department
Commander: Inspector, E. M. Shaw, Post 10,
Lisbon; Judge-Advocate, J. W. Spaulding, Post
13, Richmond; Chief Mustering Officer, R. G.
Rollins, Post 12, Bangor. Aides -do -Camp:
I J. F. Porter, Post 1, Pembroke; R. G.
Gately, Post 2, Portland ; H. B. King, Post
3, Mechanic Falls; L. C Flint, Post 5, Mon
eon; William Wiley, Post 0, Gardiner; J.
M. Sherman, PostrT, Lewiston; C. A. Boutcllo,
Post 12, Bangor; Wm. Z. Clayton, Post 12, Ban
gor; Chas. Bridges, Post 11, Watcrville; E. H.
Bryant, Post 15, Machias ; Chas. D. Jones, Post
10, Rockland'; A. B. Adams, Post 18, EasfWiltou ;
F. A. II. Stackpole, Post 19, Kenduskcag ; L. T.
Carlton, Post 21, Winthrop ; Jos. E. Stetson, Post
22, Brunswick; E. I. Merrill, Post 25, Farming
ton; J. T. James, Post 27, Bridgton; F. W.
Guptill, Post 28, Biddcford ; Horaco S.' Mills,
Pst 20, Wells; Geo. L. Merrill, Post 30, Scars
port; S. D. Millctt, Post 31, Milo; C. Bigelow,
Post 32, St Albans; Rncl C. Burgess, Post 33,
North Vassal boro; A. C. Myrick, Post 35, Unity;
n. Wheoloek, Post 37, Etna; T. F. Phhincy,
Post 30, Thomaston ; Geo. P. Andrews, Post -10,
Eastport; J. I. Brown, Post -11, Harmony; Chas.
Baker, Post -12, Belfast; Henry C. Day, Post -15,
Vinal Haven ; Au. C. Peters, Post 46, Blue
hill; Geo. N. Jenkins, Post 48, Togus: John F.
Hilton, Post 40, Danforth; Rob't E. Campbell,
Post 50, Chcrryficld; Alfred Cushmau, Jr., Post
51, Sherman Mills.
A NEW POST ORGANIZED IN MAINE.
Special Correspondence National Ti.ir.aNK.
Corinna, Me., March 23, 1S32. A new Post,
G. A. R., has been formed at Corinna, and the
following soldiers were duly mustered by R. G.
Rollins, Post 12, of Bangor, Chief Mustering
Officer, Department of Maine, assisted by John
T. Foster, A. A. G., and Edward Jordan, A. Q.
M.G.,of Post 12, Bangor: Commander, Gilmnn
W. Hillikcr; S. V. C, Wm. C. Haskell; J.V.C.,
Abncr Brooks; Adj't, Fred. E. Spraguc; Q. M.,
Geo. B. Fisher;' Surg., David P. Oilman; Chap
lain, Willinm Bond ; O. D., John Bigelow ; O. G.,
Lewis W. White; S. M., Asa Grant; Q. M. S.,
Martin P. Colbath. It was decided to call tho
Post Knowles Post, No. 52. Jonathan Knowlcs,
after whom the Post was named, enlisted in tho
Eleventh Maine regijnent, was mustered into
tho United States service November 12, 1661,
and died on his way homo from tho result of
wounds received in battlo, .
DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA.
Special correspondence National Tribune.
Sav Frakcisco, March 10. Department
Commander W. A. Robinson has issued tho
General Orders, No. 1.
Tho fifteenth annual Encampment of tho
r'bepartment of California having honored mo
with tho election to Department Commander,
I hereby assumo command. In accepting this
trust I do so with profound gratitude to tho
comrades of this Department who honored mo
with their votes, and with a full senso of tho
great responsibility of tho position. With tho
example of Past Commander Kinno to stimu
late to earnest endeavor, I hopo to be able, with
the co-operation of tho other comrades you havo
elected and the encouragement of all officers
and comrades in the Dopartmcnt, to continuo
tho growth and extend the infhienco of our
beloved Order. Knowing tho faithful services
rendered by Comrades Culver and Staples in
tho past term arc fully understood by all in
this Department, I havo -invited them to con
tinuo in tKb positions they held in the past,
and they havo kindly consented to do so.
Other appointments aro hereby announced:
A. A. G., Geo. M. McCarty, San Francisco; A.
Q. M. G., O. B. Culver, San Francisco; In
spector, J. W. Staples, San Francisco; Judgo
Advocate, Charles E. Wilson, San Francisco;
Chief Mustering Officer, Orrin Tabcr, San Joso.
At a recent meeting of Phil Sheridan Post at
San Jose, California, Professor Mooro was chosen
Commander to fill tho vacancy caused by tho
resignation of Captain Orrin Taber. Tho ap
plicants for the charter for John A. Dix Post,
No. 42, also held a mooting and completed all
tho necessary prcleminary arrangements for
tho institution of tho now Post.
ANNIVERSARY OF THE CAPTURE OF
Special Correspondence. National TiunuNn.
Philadelphia, March 27, 18S2. Tho Farra
gut Association, composed of the survivors of
Admiral Farragut's Gulf squadron and Missis
sippi River 41cct, will celebrate the twentieth
anniversary of the capturo of New Orleans, at
Dupont Hall, Philadelphia, April 25, 18S2, by a
Reunion and banquet. Tickets must be pro
cured beforo the 20th, so that the committco of
arrangements may know how many to provido
for. Tho headquarters of the organization arc
at 1120 Wiiarton street, Philadelphia, Pa. The
following aro tho officers: President, B. S. Os
born, of the n.nrtford; Vice-President, F. G.
Smith, of tho Pcnsacola; Treasurer, Tiios. Lisk,
of the Sciota ; Secretary, Wm. Simmons, of tho
A NEW POST AT JOHNSTOWN, N. Y.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Johnstown, March 20. A now Post of tho
Grand Army of tho Republic, to bo called
Martin McMartin Post, No. 257, was formed
here on March 6th. Thirty-seven members
wero mustorcd-in and tho following officers
installed: Post Commander, John J. Buch
anan ; S. V. C, Jerry Keck ; J. V. C, Wm.
A. Ely; Adj't, Wm. II. Doublcday; Q. M.,
C. n. Van Sickler; Surgeon, C. C. Joslin;
Chaplain, J. J. Eldrett; S. M., J. E. Bruce; Q.
M. S., J. E. Leo; O. D., Geo. A. Burns; O. G.,
THE 39TH ILLINOIS REUNION.
Tho fourth annual Reunion of tho Thirty
Ninth Regiment, Illinois volunteers was cele
brated a few days ago at Pontiac.
.The organization of this regiment, says tho
Peoria Telegraph, was commenced as soon as tho
news of tho firing on Fort Sumter reached the
North. Gen. T. O. Osborn was one of its
recruiting officers, and labored zealously to get
it accepted under the first call for troops, ,but
did not accomplish, his object. Tho State
having filled its quota without this regiment,
efforts wero mado to get it accepted by tho
State of Missouri, but without success. Tho
regiment had already assumed tho namo of
His Excellency, tho Governor of Illinois, and
was known as tho "Yates Phalanx." It was
finally accepted on the day succeediug the first
Bull Run disaster, and Austin Lightrof Chicago,
was appointed colonel, and under his direction
the organization was completed and left Camp
JlathcT, Chicago, on the morning of October
13, 1SG1. On leaving Chicago tha regiment
received orders to report to Brig. Gen. Curtis,
at Camp Benton, St. Louis, Missouri. October
29 it was ordered East. Tho first engage
ment in "which the Thirty-ninth figured was
on tho 3rd of January, 1S62, in which a rebel
force of 15,000 strong, under command of
Stonewall Jackson, mado an attack upon tho
Federals near Bath, Virginia, and after a brisk
fight tho rebels wero repulsed. On tho first of
April tho regiment took part in Gen. Hun
ter's expedition against Charleston, and after
landing on Folly Island, took a prominent part
in the erection of batteries with which Morris
Island was taken. In 1881, after being recruit
ed, the regiment left with Gen. Butler's expe
dition up tho James river. At ono time the
Thirty-Ninth was entirely surrounded by tho
enemy, but succeeded in cutting their way out,
after great loss. To uso Gen. Butler's own
words, "Tho Thirty-ninth fought most bravely
and suffered mosb severely." On tho battlo of
the 10th of August, 1661, near Richmond, tho
Thirty-Ninth lost one hundred apd four men in
killed, wounded and missing. On tho 27th of
March, l63, it took an important part in tho
military movement which finallyrcsultcd in
wresting the strong holds of Petersburg and
Richmond'from tho grasp of tho enemy. Fortho
gallantry displayed by tho Thirty-Ninth in this
chargo a magnificent brazen eagle, cast for the
purpose, was presented and placed upon the regi
mental color-staff by tho hand of Major-General
John Gibbons at tho timo of a grand
review of tho corps. Tho regiment remained
on duty until the 6th day of December, 1865,
when ifc was mustered out of service and or
dered to Camp Butler, at Springfield, where it
was paid oft and the ifnpressivo ceremony of
surrendering tho flags to tho State authorities
On tho Denver yesterday morning, which
departed a little after 11 o'clock, quite a num
ber of tho old votcrans of tho Thirty-ninth
assembled at the Union depot preparatory to
tho departuro for the county scat of Livingston
county. Among tho number wero several Mc
Lean county boys, including a few from Bloom
ington who havo snrvived and grown gray
sinco the regiment was mustered outof service
Among tho best known veterans who went
from Bloomington wero tho following : Captain
Al. C. Swcetscr, J. R. White, E. B. Hancock,
A. B. Johnson, Gcorgo Riddle, J. R. Covey,
William F. Morley.
At Chcnoa a few moro old members of tho
old regiment wero taken on, and when tho
train reached Pontine tho number of veterans
from McLean county numbered about twenty.
Tho Lexington Band, which had been en
gaged for the occasion, hoarded tho train and
discoursed appropriate and patriotic music a3
tho journey was being made.
As the train reached Pontiac thrco hearty
cheers were given, and the boys filed into lino
upon tho platform, where thoj wero received
by aboiTt forty members of tho Fairbury Post,
G. A. B., and nbonfc the same number com
posing the Pontiac Posfe. After forming tho
procession tho old members of tho gallant
Thirty-ninth, headed by Genoral O. L. Mann,
the former colonel but now sheriff of Cook
county, marched to tho court-house, tho band
playing that patriotic air so stirring to tho
fioulsof all old veterans, "Marching through
After arriving at the court-house an address
of welcome was dolivcrcd by Hon. E. M. J6hn
son, mayor of tho city. After tho responso by
lajorManu, of Joliet, and several songs and
music by tho band, an adjournment was taken
until the afternoon and tho veterans assembled
at Phoenix Hotel, where they wero entertained,
in tho most hospitablo manner.
A littlo after 2 o'clock tho veterans, as well
as numerous citizens of Pontiac, assembled at!
the court-house, and a business meeting was
held, resulting in tho election of tho following
officers: President, James Hammond, of Liv
ingston county; vice-president, E. D. Conloy,
of Will county; treasurer, Gcorgo Riddle, of
McLean county; secretary, William H. Morley,
of DcWitt county.
It was decidod that tho next Reunion hs
held on tho 22d of February, 1863, at Fanner
At tho evening session Hon. N. C. Warner,
an old officer of tho regiment, delivered tha
oration. The speaker, in referring to tho great;
loss tho regiment sustained in many .of the
great battles participated in by the Potomac
Army, brought tears to tho eyes of. tho vet
erans, and for some moments was unable to
Captain Warner is now a prominent moraher
of tho bar of Roekfurd, 111. Following tha
oration was a poem appropriate to the occasion,
read by Comrade E. D. Conloy, publisher of
tho Wilmington (111.) Advocate. Several letter
of regret and congratulations woro read from
former officers and comrades of the Thirty
ninth regretting their inability to bo present.
Also letters were read from Senators David
Davis and Logan, who both spoko in feeling
and patriotic language of tho gallant part ths
old "Yates Phalanx" performed, and hor
much it added to tho lustro of Illinois's
splendid record in tho rebellion.
CAMP-FIRE AT MILWAUKEE.
The timo has come, says the Milwaukee Tele
graph, March 26, for a camp-fire under the aus
pices of E. B. Woleott Post, No. 1, Grand Army
of tho Republic. As soon as tho subject was
broached at tho last regular meeting all joined
heartily in planning to make it a success. A
general committee was appointed, consisting of
comrades J. A. Watrous, II. G. Rogers, Alox. C.
Ray, Geo. T. Eddy, E. Ferguson, F. W. Har
wood, W. H. Denny, J. II. Fcrtig, H. S. Benja
min, Dr. J. Lytton Flynn, and Dr. M. P. Hanson.
Tho camp-fire will differ in somo respects
from those which have preceded it. The wives,
mothers, daughters, sisters, and sweethearts of
soldiers are invited. The regular camp-fire re
past will appear baked beans, coffee, and hard
tack. Tin cups, tin plates, and tin spoons will
bo among the practical adornments of tho plain
Tho programme will consist of very fine in
strumental and vocal music, army songs, a
tableau, addresses by Generals E. W. nincks
and Harrison C. Hobart, Colonel E. A. Calkins
and Captain Pliny Norcross, of Jancsville, and
a recitation by Captain I. M. Bean. Thoro will
be other attractions. It promises to be an occa
sion of very great pleasure to the soldiers and
Maj. George H. Merrill, Commander-in-Chief)
arrived in the city last evening. His presence
jit tho camp-firo will heighten tho pleasure of
the happy occasion.
DEATH OF LONGFELLOW, THE POET.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the poet, died
at Cambridge, Mass., on Friday last, in tho
seventy-sixth year of his age. Intelligence of
tho sad event was at once cabled abroad, and
tho English press of tho following day con
tained elaborate sketches of the distinguished
poet, coupled with the deepest expressions of
regret at his demise. Throughout tho United
'Suites tho -wows of his death awakened tho
profoundest-sorrow, and in his nativo town
mourning emblems were displayed from nearly
every building. Tho funeral, at the request of
tho family, was free from all ostentation.
9 Mr. Longfollow was the most popular, if not
the greatest, of American poets; for tho high
est place seems to be awarded by many Ameri
can critics to tho lato William Cullen Bryant.
He was graduated at Bowdoin Collego in 1S25,
whoro he becamo professor of modern lan
guages, entering upon his professorship in
1S20, after studying for thrco years in Franco,
Spain, Italy, and Germany. In 1S35 ho was
elected professor of modern languages and
literature at Harvard University, but did not
occupy tho chair until ho had spent another
year in study abroad. From that timo he took
up his residence in tho Jiouso wherein he had
lived ever since, known as the old Cragie
House, and historically as General Washing
ton's headquarters during tho siege of Boston.
Mr. Longfellow held his professorship at Har
vard until 1851, when ho resigned his chnirand
retired, to private life. During all tho years of
his professorship, and even while a student at
Bowdoin, he devoted his leisure to literature
and poetry. With tho exception of tho well
known "Hymn of the Moravian Nuns," hia
earliest literary works wero in prose his first
volume being a small essay on tho dovotional
poetry of Spain, with translations of the Coplas
de Manriquo and of sonnets by Lope do Vega.
His subsequent proso works, published between
1S35 and 1839, wero " Outro Mcr," a pilgrimage
beyond tho sea, and "Hyperion," a romance.
In tho same year with tho latter appeared his
first volume of poetry, and tho most popular of
any, entitled "Voices of tho Night." Then
followed in succession a series of volumes of
poems, and single pieces sinuo gatliercd into his
collected works, running through various years
from 1S12 to 1S75. Within tho past few years
ho has contributed to literaturo several poems
of a high order of merit, such as "Tho Hang
ing of the Crane," "The Alarm Bell of Atri,"
and a collection of fugitive pieces under tho
general titlo of " Ultima Thule," his last efforts
in verse, and some of them very touching. Mr.
Longfellow will bo remembered as tho house
hold poet of America. Many of his pooms havo
entered into tho reading books of schools. Tho
devotional spirit of his famous " Psalm of
Life," and tho incitement to high endeavor of
his "Excelsior," havo not only been admired
and praised at homo and abroad, but have ren
dered thoso poems, from frequent quotation
and recitation, "familiar as household words."
All his poetry is pure and healthy, although
many of its most striking passages aro transla
tions or paraphrases from other tongues.
E. B. WOLCOTT POST CAMP-FIRE.
At a largely attended meeting of E..B. Wol
eott Post, No. 1, G. A. R., of Milwaukee, it was
decided to hold a Camp-fire at an early day.
Dapartment Commander M. H. Enos, of Wau
kesha, has received word from Commander-in-Chief
Merrill that ho will visit Wisconsin soon.
As soon as it is learned at what timo he will
come, tho dato of the Camp-firo will bo an
nounced. E. B. Woleott Post will imitate W.
II. Sargent Post, of Jancsville, and invito tho
wives, mothers, histers and daughters of sol
diers to participate in tho festivities. Tho
following general committco of arrangements"
was appointed : J. A. Watrous, II. G. Rogers,
Alex. C. Ray, Geo. T. Eddy, E. Ferguson, F. W.
Hanvood, W. IL Denny, J. II. Fcrtig, H. S.
Benjamin, Dr. J. Lytton Flynn and Dr. M. P.
Hanson. Everything possiblo will bo done to
make this ono of tho most enjoyable and
successful Camp-fires ever held in tho State.
Tho Washington Light Infantry at its next
meeting will consider tho invitation to partici
pate in tho Grand Army Encampment ut Bal
timoro hx Juuo next.
A CARD FROM GEN, ROSECRANS.
House of Representatives,
Washington, D. C, March 27, 1832.
To the Editor National Tribune :
In jht account of the campaign of Tnlla
homs, dictated to your reporter under a pressure
of othta business at an unexpected moment, I
havo doubtless omitted many details of import
ant cervices Of the gallant officers and men
under my eoraraand.
I have just received a letter from my friend,
Colonel F.Trtluahar, reminding mo of ono omis
sion wnieh I deeply regret. At tho beginning
of otir mdvement, General, R. W. Johnston's
division of fee Twentieth Corps was directed
to seizft and hold Liberty Gap, through which
passed ffce railway line going south. That ser
vice ifc performed, on the 21th and 25th, tho
veteran General Willieh's brigado leading and
flfchiiBE th obstinate valor. Colonel J. S.
Mills's brigade, which alono I mentioned in
my diefarion, was sent to Williclvjs assistanco on
the Sofa, and arrived in time to have a hand in
the flgWncar its close, when ho was wounded,
as I mention.
I trnn your Teaders will add this to that ac
counts, as dne to that ever-gallant division of
tho Twentieth Corps and its bravo commander,
as well ft5 to the memory of my old friend and
eornnib, General Willich.
Sh'tfifld any 6f my old comrades find in any
of my aetounts of the campaigns of the Army
of the Cumberland omissions which seem to
them dtrght not to have occurred, I beg them to
remsmher hat they aro not given at leisure
amoBg books and papers, and officers drawing
salaries from the Government, and employed
for my benefit to distort and travesty history,
and roTs patriotic and loyal comrades of their
laurel?, in order to givo me a name. They aro
dictated in haste in moments snatched from tho
time eflled for by the duties and cares of an
They are given for my comrades and for the
truth ef history, which for tho last eighteen
3Tcars has been running turbid with falsehood,
coming from men in high places whom honor
ought to have bound to protect tho reputations
of their comrades in arms.
W. S. ROSECKANB.
W. H. SARGENT POST, NO. 20.
The editor of the Janesvillo (Wis.) Gazette,
Colonel X. Smith, an old soldier, speaks in tho
following: enthusiastic manner over W. H. Sar
gent Poirt, No. 20 :
"Tho veteran soldiers of Rock county arc on
thnslajsfie over tho success attained in the
orgaitli&tion of a Post in this city, and the
ranks ffra filling up faster than anticipated by
tho moTBrs in tho organization. There has
been a, larger increaBo in numbers than was at
first predicted in the city, and now tho old
veterans from the surrounding towns aro
comiajfin by squads and joining tho Post, so
that their meeting-room is far two small. Ifc
is claira&d by some of tho members that Post
No. 20 within a vory short timo will bo tho
largest and beit of any in tho State. Tho Post
had a rousing good meeting last night; many
members were initiated and others proposed
to become members, many from outside tho
city. Mr. Al. Bintliff presented the Post with
a vory handsome oil painting, representing a
scene in the South during tho war, which was
recoivtd with great delight by tho veterans.
The picture represents a squad of soldicra on
a foraging expedition, which must bo seen to
bo appreciated. The picture will bo hand
somely framed and hung upon tho walls of tho
Answers to Correspondents.
Weijrp oblfged to answer certain inquiries of the
same Hffturo in each issuo of our paper. "Whtle wo
cheerfully fnmish information to subscribers in this
column, xre suggest that niuch labor, time, and ex
pens mSF fe saved both to ourselves and to our
correspendente, if tho latter and other subscribers
woulfl fcwep a file of the paper. They cohUI then,
nt any fimfe, turn to tho file and probably find tho
very inquiry answered about which they would
have -written to us. Wo trust that each and every
Babseribr will profit by this suggestion.
H. A. H., Anoka, Minn. Mr. Bingham's hill
provided that from and after December 4, 1831,
all perssns on the pension-roll and all persons
hereafbe granted a pension who, while in tho
military or naval service of the United States,
and in the lino ef duty, shall havo lost an arm,
one hand, one leg, or one foot, or shall havo
suffered disability equal thereto, shall be enti
tled to a pension of $40 per month. Tho ques
tion you raiso h to the equivalent disability is
a dimeulb eno to answer; but if tho loss of
hearing yrcscrrfcs as many obstacles and im
pediments to the performance of manual labor
as wonTH the lots of an arm, hand, leg, or foot,
the a3.wr is plain.
H. BA3rrxr.s, East St. Louis, Iia. If tho
soldi? fiied from the result of any diseaso or
injury contracted in tho eeryico and lino of
duty, Mj widow would he entitled to a pension.
Clftians' ffcr pension filed now do not entitle the
claimant to arrears from date of discharge.
S. T7., Masok CfTY, III. Failure to filo the
testimony referred to wonld not be a sufficient
TcA5n -fdt he rejection of tho claim.
J. t)., Akcantxm, Ohio. The attorney to
whom you refer is an onergetic ajid painstaking
man, anfi the delay, if any, wo presume to bo
in the Pension Office, where a lack of clerical
forco said immense amount of work make such
a condition of things unfortunate but inevitable.
A. J. R., Doylestown, Pa. Provided the
soldier claimed prior to Jnly 1, 1S30, the pen
sion would date fromdischargo; otherwise from
tho date of filing the application. Unless ex
pressly provided, pensions granted by special
act of Congress dato from tho passage of said
A. B. P., Centretottn, Mo. Your caso has
been referred to an attorney of experience, who
will advise j'ou as to its prospects of recovery
for less of horse.
E. A. S Watektown, N. Y.-rTho delay in
tha Mfctlement of your claim may bo attributed
to various causes. Ifc may bo awaiting replies
to adRiflonal calls upon tho Adjutant-General
or it raery not have boon reached in its regular
order. Much of the delay in tho settlement
of pension claims is due to the lack of clerical
forco in the Pension Oifico and Bureaus of the
Z&emafalng answers next week.
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