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THE ATIOSTAL TBIBUKE: WASHINGTON, D. C, JUNE' 17, "1882.
THE PROGRAMME OF FESTIVITIES AT
THE BALTIMORE REUNION.
Arrangements for the Reception and Enter
tainment of the Delegates ami Visitors.
The Distinguished Guests The
Blno and the Gray in
the Grand Parade.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Baltimore, June 15. While the popular
interest that attaches to the- coming military
display incident to the Grand Army National
Encampment will attract thousands of visitors
from all over tho country, yet this is the least
important result that will ho attained through
the medium of the coming demonstration.
The reunion of cx-soldiers ot hoth armies,
serving as it will to more effectually cement
in bonds of friendship the peoplo of the
North and South, will bo hailed with universal
delight and cannot but bo, regarded as an im
portant epoch in the history of the Nation.
For the first time since the close of tho war,
upon tho occasion of a National Encampment
of the Grand Army, the soldiers of ex-confederate
commands will meet them in friendly
intercourse, and the "blue" aud the "gray"
tho veterans of many a hard fought battle
will march side by side under tho glorious old
flag! Tho significance of such a gathering is
apparent to all, and it is clearly ovident
that in the selection of a southern city
for the coming Encampment tho last Na
tional Encampment displayed admirable wis
dom. That Baltimoreans fully appreciate
tho compliment of having thus been honored,
is already manifested in a hundred ways. Tho
municipal government, as previously noticed
in these columns, appropriated a liberal sum
of money for the entertainment of distin
guished guests ; representative citizens, many
of them ex-confcdcratc soldiers both rank
and file united with tho members of tho
Grand Army in raising funds and planning a
programme of festivities that will bo credit
able to tho city, and demonstrate to the visitors
that Maryland hospitality means something
more than empty phrases. Not only has am
ple provision been made for ensuring to each
visitor a thoroughly enjoyable time, but prep
arations have been made for the reception of
the President of tho United States, members
of the Cabinet, distinguished Senators and
Representatives in Congress, all of whom will
be the personal guests of our leading citizens.
It will be made apparent to the visitors very
soon after their arrival that the banners at the
railway depots which will greet them with the
word ""Welcome" have been appropriately
inscribed. All that has been found possible to
provide for during the three days sojourn of
the vistors has been done and no more per
fectly planned programmo has ever been ar
ranged for the reception of any body of guests
A KErRESENTATIVE GATHERING.
I have already alluded to tho fact that tho
assembling of tho Grand Army will bring to
gether representative men from every section
of the country North, South, East, and West.
The most famous of our Union leaders will be
here men whose names are identified with tho
history of the great Republic they helped to
preserve. Distinguished men from tho South
ern army will be seen marching again under
the national colors. Men eminent in tho arts
and sciences, business and finance, will bo
among the city's guests; tho Chief Magistrate
of the Nation, distinguished Cabinet officers,
and Congressmen will witness tho grand Re
union, and in every sense the gathering will
be a representative one. Several military
organizations widely known for their perfec
tion in drill and discipline will be among tho
attractive features, and for the first time in tho
history of the Grand Army organization tho
Various posts will all or nearly all parade in
the uniform of tho Order.
THE RUSH OF VISITORS.
Before this reaches the eyo of the readers of
The National Tribune eur hotels will be
thronged with guests. The demand for quarters
is already in excess of the accommodations in
that respect, and private houses will bo neces
sarily utilized for visitors. While of course it
is to be expected that the crush will be tre
mendous, yet such is the complete character
of the arrangements that visitors can safely
count upon realizing the maximum quantity
of enjoyment coupled with the minimum
amount of misery incident to such great
THE GRAND PARADE.
The feature of greatest popular interest will
of course be the grand parade which takes
place on the first day of the Encampment
Wednesday, the 21st. The badges worn will
consist of a handsome medal of white metal
representing on one side the Battle Monument
and on the other the Grand Army emblem.
The procession will form on Broadway, prob
ably at 9:30, and will bo reviewed by the Presi
dent of the United States, General George S.
Merrill, Commander-in-Chief G. A. 11., and
other distinguished personages. In this con
nection Colonel Graham Dukehart, Department
Commander, has issued the following:
H'dq'rs Dert. of Maryland,
Grand Army of the Republic,
Baltimore, June G, 1SS2.
General Orders No. G:
1. On the Slstof June, 1882, the military and
Grand Army Posts visiting Baltimore on the
occasion of the Sixteenth Annual Encampment
of the Grand Army of the Republic, will be re
ceived on their arrival, and a parade mado
through some of the irincipal streets.
2. The first division of military will be uuder
the command of General James R. Herbert, and
will form on Broadway, west side, right resting
on Canton avenue.
3. The second division, composed of the dele
gates to the National Encampment, the Union
Veteran Corps, of Washington, D. C; the Fifth
New York Zouaves, and the different Depart
ments, will be under the command of General
George S. Merrill, Commander-in-Chief of the
Grand Army of the Republic, and will form as
follows: Tho Union Veteran Corps, Fifth New
York Zouaves and the Department of Mary
land, on Lombard street, south side, right rest
ing on Broadway. The other Departments,
hcadjd by Maine, on Broadway, east side, right
resting on Baltimore street.
4. The assignments in line and route of
parade will be announced in future general
5. The entire line will be under the command
of General Romeyn B. Ayros, U. S. A., and will
be reviewed by the President of the United
States at the City Hall.
G. The following additional appointments on
the Department staff are announced to be aides-de-camp:
Comrade Albert A. Hasson, Post 1;
Comrade James M. Deems, Post G, (on special
duty as musical director.) They will be obeyed
aud respected accordingly. By command of
Official: Department Commander.
John II. Suter, Ass't Adjt.-Gcn.
THE AFTERNOON PROCESSION
will be formed around the Battle Monument at
4 o'clock, and will consist of all the home and
visiting Posts, who will march to Schcutzen
Park where interesting exercises will bo held.
Tents for the accommodation of 5,000 -persons
will be pitched for those who desire to occupy
them. During this (Wednesday) afternoon the
delegates to the Encampment who will be do
barred by their official duties from participating
in the pleasures of tho succeeding day will bo
taken down the bay by tho Maryland Posts, to
view tho harbor, &c.
Tho incidents of Thursday will bo highly
interesting. The Encampment will convene at
tho Academy at 9 a. m., and will doubtless bo
in session tho greater part of tho day. Tho ses
sions will also be continued on Friday.
THE CITY'S ENTERTAINMENT.
At 2 p. mi., on Thursday, the Mayor and City
Council will tako charge of every body who
will be taken down the bay to view tho harbor,
after which they will proceed to Tivoli, a de
lightful resort on the Patapsco river, Avhcrotho
visitors will be officially entertained. Seven
steamers havo been engaged, and the water will
be alive with craft of every character. Tho re
turn will be after dark, when a magnificent
display of fireworks on Federal Hill will bo wit
nessed from the haibor.
A GENERAL REVIEW OF TnE SITUATION.
Gen. Ross has issued the following, which
explains itelf :
Tho following is promulgated for the infor
mation of persons interested and comprises a
general review of what is to to be done and
what is expected at tho National Encampment
The trunk lines and most of their connec
tions have agreed to accept three-fifths of tho
regular limited rates from any point on their
line to Baltimore and return, which is GO per
cent, of the price of the regular limited ticket.
AH may calculate tho round trip fare from
any point to Baltimore and return by getting
the price of a limited ticket from that point
to Baltimore, double that figure and 60 per
cent of the amount will bo tho price of a
round trip ticket for uniformed comrades and
their ladies or immediate families. For in
stance, a limited ticket from Cincinnati to
Baltimore is $14.00 double it to return is
$2.00 GO per cent, is $1G.80, which is tho
Grand Army round trip fare for bands, militia
and comrades in uniform with their ladies.
Tickets will allow four ( 1) days in Baltimore.
Round trip tickets will he sold under proper
restrictions from all points readied by tho
Baltimore & Ohio, Lake Shore & Michigan,
Southern, New York Central & Hudson River,
New York, Lake Erie fc Western, and Pennsyl
vania Railroads, arrangements can probably he
mado to better advantage with connecting
lines by local organizations, but where action
is desired by this committee, it will bo taken
at once. Rates for the round trip from the
following points west of Baltimore will bo as
follows: Chicago, 111., $21.00; Cincinnati,
Ohio, $1G.S0; Columbus, Ohio, $15.90; Cum
berland, Md., $G.G0; Dayton, Ohio, $1G.S0;
Monroeville, Ohio, $14.70; Pittsburgh, Pa.,
S10.S0; Sandusky, Ohio, $14.70 ; St. Louis, Mo.,
$25.20; Springfield, Ohio, $1G.S0; Wheeling,
W. Va., $12.00; Indianapolis, lnd., $19.20.
East of Baltimore :
Albany, N. Y $d.22; New York, $G.G0, Syra
cuse, N. Y., $11.70; Rochester, $11.14; Buffalo,
N. Y., $12.00; Elmira, N. Y., $9.00; Washing
ton, D. C, $1.G5; Williamsport, Pa., $G.G1;
Sunbury, $-1.97; Harrisburg, $3.52; Ft. Wayne,
lnd., $13.00; Cleveland, Ohio, $12.30; Toledo,
From all points within 100 miles of Balti
more, two cents per mile each way. Enquiro
of your ncarnest ticket agent whether he has
received his instructions, and do not put it off
until the last moment.
Tho National Council of Administration
meets at the Eutaw House at 3 p. in.,
Tuesday, 20th instant. The parade will
take place on Wednesday morning June
21st instant, and the column under the com
mand of Gen. Romeyn B. Ayrcs, Col. Second U.
S. Artillery and Major General commanding
Second Division Fifth Armj' Corps, &c, will
move as near 9i o'clock as practicable, and after
being reviewed by the President of the United
States and Cabinet, will be dismissed at 12 m.
Tho Military Division, comprising the Mary
land militia, Fourteenth Brooklyn regiment,
N. Y. S. M., Washington Light Infantry, Na
tional Rifles, Capitol City Gnards, Washington
Cadets, Richmond Blues, Old Dominion Guards,
Parma Center Veterans, Alexandria Light In
fantry, Norfolk Light Artillery Blues, Warren
Light Infantry, Norfolk City Guards, and oth
ers, will be under Gen. Jns. It. Herbert, Major
General commanding Maryland Militia. The
Grand Army column comprising tho Union
Veteran Corps of Washington, D. C, Duryea's
Veteran Association, and Posts and Delegations
from each Department of tho Grand Army will
bo under Commander-in-Chief Geo. S. Merrill,
with Department Commander Graham Duke
hart, of Maryland, as Chief Marshal, to whom
has been assigned all details of formation and
parade. At lour p. mi., the Military and Posts
that have bands and so desiie,will form in front
of their quarters and rendezvous at tho Battle
Monument, and move oil' as soon as they arrivo
on the ground under escort of a staff ollicer, to
the Schcutzen Park, which is within the city
limits and about 1 miles from the place of ren
dezvous. Tho general reception by the Gover
nor aud Municipal authorics and the citizens
of Baltimore will be held at this place about
eight p. m. All kinds of amusements will be
provided for the entertainment of visitors, and
some improvement on army rations will be at
tempted by the Citizens' Committee. This re
ception and Entertainment will be provided
by the citizens of Baltimore, and it is expected
that 15,000 visitors will participate. After the
fire works the Posts and Military will leave at
the pleasure of their Commanding Officers.
Tents will be pitched at this Park for those who
prefer them to city quarters and will bo free.
Board can be obtained in the neighborhood at
$1.09 per day, but the arrangement must lie
made through a Post Committee, which will
engage for a certain number, and for a certain
number of days. Siugle meals will not bo fur
nished. Each Post Committee must arrango
before arrival for an ascertained number, aud
the Committee will receive the meal tickets
and distribute them to the comrades of their
Posts. The hotel proprietors require this so that
they may know how many to prepare for and
thus avoid disappointment and loss. The tents
will be ready for occupation on Tuesday after
noon, 20lh "inst., and will be furnished with
clean, dry straw. Comrades must furnish their
own blankets and towels.
On Thursday, 22d inst., at two p. m., tho
Mayor and City Council will take all visitors
down the harbor, and alter viewing the princi
pal places of interest, including Fort Mcllenry,
the bombardment of which inspired Francis S.
Key (who witnessed it from a British frigate
engaged in the attack) to compose our national
anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner," they
will be lunched at Tivoli, one of the pleasure
resorts n the bay, and on their return to the
city will be received with a display of fire
works from Fort Federal Hill, which was built
in leGl by Duryea's Zouaves. The visitors will
return to the city at nine p. m., and the festiv
ities will end with a Grand Ball, at Schcutzen
Park, given in honor of the hummers, coffee
coolers, and camp followers, at which it is ex
pected an eminent statesman of a sister De
partment will preside. Dancing to commence
at 10 o'clock.
As the Commander-in-Chief will call the
National Encampment together at 9 a. m. on
Thursday morning, it will be impossible for the
representatives to take part in that day's pro
ceedings. The Department of Maryland will
thereforo escort the members of the Encamp
ment on a short trip down the harbor on
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, returning
in time for the ceremonies at Schcutzen Park.
This will ho exclusively for the members of the
Encampment-ami their ladies.
Tho National Encampment will be held at
the Academy of Music, on North Howard
The following headquarters are established :
Commauder-in Chief, Eulaw House; Maine,
Maltby House; New Hampshire, Maltby
House; Vermont, Barnum's Hotel ; Massachu
setts, Eutaw J louse; California, Itanium's
Hotel; Connecticut, Carroll ton Hotel; Rhode
Island, Carrollton Hotel; Pennsylvania, Car
rollton Hotel; Now York, Eutaw House; New
York delegation, Barnuni's Hotel ; New Jersey,
Itanium's Hotel; Maryland, Barnuni's Hotel;
Virginia, Barnuni's Hotel; Ohio, Itanium's
Hotel; Illinois, Itanium's Hotel; Indiana,
Barnum's Hotel; Iowa, Itanium's Hotel ; Wis
consin, Itanium':! Hotel; Minnesota, Itanium's
Hotel, Delaware, Barnum's Hotel; Colorado,
Carrollton Hotel; Potomac, Maltby House;
Nebraska, Maltby House; Kansas, Maltby
House; Michigan, Maltby House; West Vir
ginia, Guy's Hotel.
Post Commanders will please report imme
diately on arrival to their Department Head
quarters for orders. Detachments and delega
tions will please do likewise, so that the De
partment Commander may know how many of
his Department he can muster for parade and
arrange for their admission to tho several
It is impracticable in many instances for
Departments to bring Posts to this Encamp
ment, but there will be a great many comrades
coming singly and in squads, and in delega
tions from Posts, and it is hoped that every
comrade who comes, whethor singly or with a
party, will give a few hours on Wednesday to
the honor and the glory of tho Order, and if
he is able to march at all, will fall in with
his Department, and swell its numbers. Wo
have promised the people of Baltimore and
those who assemble here a great display of
veteran soldiers. Commander Dukehart has
arranged the lino of march so that it will not
be too fatiguing, our Committee has given the
greatest attention to details, (as Ibis exhaustive
circular attests,) and all we ask is tho active
co-operation of the several Department Com
manders and all our comrades, in the parade of
Wednesday morning to make this display tho
most imposing that lias ever taken place since
tho war. There will bo so many more comrades
come here in small detachments than in Posts,
that to have them in lino becomes a matter of
the highest importance. Please remember this
and help us to keep our promise to onr people.
To thoso who have secured quarters at hotels
through this Committee, hotel tickets have
been sent and parties must present them at the
hotel on arrival, or they may not bo received ;
those who have not secured accommodations
had better do so through this Committee; in
doing so give the names of the parties for whom
accommodations aro wanted, and tho prico
from $l.o0 to $3.00 per day.
Members of the Reception Committee will bo
present at every train on Monday and Tncsday
'till Wednesday, (5 a. in., and will be designated
by a red ribbon badge, with Reception Com
mittee printed on it. Name your hotel to ono
of them and you will be conducted to it by ono
of the Local Transportation Committee. If
you have any grievance at your hotel please
state it to one of the Hotel Committee, three of
which will be on duty at each hotel during tho
days of arrival, and thoy will try to set you
right. There will, necessarily, be more or less
confusion, owing to immense crowd, but every
thing that system can do has been arranged to
reduce disappointments and discomforts to a
I havo endeavored to exhaust every point
upon which questions might arise, and from
the length of this circular it seems to me I
must havo succeeded; if, however, after read
ing this, any veteran has tho courage to start
me again, 1 will try to satisfy him. I would
earnestly advise an early application to your
ticket agents, so that they may get instructions
from their roads if they have not already done
so. Several good hotels arc still open, and a
number of eligiblo boarding-houses in a central
location. Very respectfully, in F., C. & L.,
Wm. E. W, Ross,
Chairman Executive Committee.
John A. Thompson, Jr., Secretary.
Tho Fifth Now York Regiment (Duryea's
Zouaves) will leave New York on Monday next
and arrivo here at 3.30 p. m. They will bo met
by Burnsido and Dusliaiio Posts with band and
drum corps, and Avill march by way of Broad
way and Baltimore streets to the City Hall,
where the lino will be reviewed by Mayor
Why to. The procession will then continue to
the Eutaw House, where it will pass in review
before General George S. Merrill, Commander-in-Chief.
The Zouaves will then proceed to
the Academy of Music, which they will make
The National Rifles, of Washington, fifty men
and a band of sixteen pieces, under command
of J. O. P. Burnside, and the Washington Ca
dets, under command of C. A. Fleetwood, will
be here from tho District of Columbia to tako
part in tho parade.
Comrado Frank A. Butts, of Dahlgrcn Post,
No. 113, of New York citj-, was in the city look
ing up quarters for his Post. Dahlgrcn Post
will send about fifty men.
Rev. J. H. Riddick, chairman of a delegation,
stated to the Executive Committee that several
colored Posts of the Grand Army from Phila
delphia, and elsewhere, aud also several mili
tary companies from different points, would be
present, and asked for assistance in entertain
ing them. Mr. Thomas explained that the Ex
ecutive Committee were not authorized to as
sist in entertaining any Posts or companies not
specially invited. General Agnus moved that
subscription books be given such colored citi
zens as should ho designated, who would be
authorized to solicit subscriptions among tho
colored people, the funds to be used especially
for the entertainment of colored visitors, which
THE PRESIDENT AND CABINET.
At a meeting of tho Executivo Committee
Gen. Agnus announced that President Arthur,
Gen. Sherman, and Secretaries Lincoln, Howe,
Frelinghuyscn, and Chandler had accepted in
vitations to be present at tho Encampment.
President Arthur will bo the guest of Mayor
Whyte and Secretary Lincoln of ex-Mayor La
trobe. Mr. John W. Garrett will entertain Sec
retaries Howe and Frelinghuyscn. Secrctarj'
Chandler will be tho guest of Mr. James Hodges,
Secretary Folger will poraibly stop with Mr.
William T. Walters, Secretary Teller with Mr.
D. H. Miller, and Attorney-General Brewster
with Thomas M. Lanahan.
COMING REUNION IN MAINE.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Bangor, Me., Juno 5. Department Com
mander Farnham has issued the following
order in reference to the coming Grand Army
Reunion in Maine:
At the annual Encampment of the Depart
ment, held at Gardiner, February 8, tho fol
lowing resolution was introduced by Comrade
S. J. Gallagher and unanimously adopted:
Resolved, " That wo hold a semi-annual En
campment at Lako Maranacook during the
coming summer, at such time as the Depart
ment Commander may appoint, provided ar
rangements can be made with the railroads for
the interest of tho Posts and the Department."
No mention has been mado of this resolution
in any of the general orders issued from these
headquarters, owing to the fact that the
minutes of the Encampment made at Gardiner
failed to show that it was presented or adopted.
By and with tho advice and consent of the
Council of Administration, 1 hereby appoint
the 9th day of August uext for a semi-annual
Encampment of the G. A. R. at Lake Marana
cook. All members of tho G. A. It., and all
honorably discharged soldiers and sailors
throughout the State, with their wives and
little ones, are invited to meet at Lako Marana
cook on the 9th of August. The object of this
meeting is purely social to revive old associa
tions and friendships, to interchange fraternal
greetings, and to cement more firmly the mem
bers of the G. A. R. in those ties of fratornity,
charity, afrd loyalty which now unite us.
It is desired that so far as possible all mem
bers of tho Grand Army attend in uniform;
those without, wear G. A. R. badge.
All officers of tho Department, Past Depart
ment Commanders, aids-dc-camp, and officers
of Posts aro requested to exert themselves to
secure a full attendance at tho Reunion.
As soon as possible after the receipt of this
circular Po.it Commanders will notify tho As
sistant Adjutant-General of their intention to
be present at the Reunion.
Each comrade attending tho Reunion will
provide himself with ono day's cooked rations
The only expense to comrades attending tho
Reunion will be for transportation. Tho fares
will be reduced from the regular rates, and will
bo announced hereaflor.
Music for daucing will bo provided, and a
full band will be employed for tho day. Ar
rangements for games and amusements will bo
mado by committees to be appointed for that
purpose. A full programme giving details will
bo published as boom as possible.
THE ORDER IN NEW JERSEY.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Trenton, N. J., Juno 10. Tho Department
Commander of New Jersey, Colonel Edward L.
Campbell, has issued the following circular:
The following is promulgated for tho infor
mation of the comrades of this Department.
At a meeting of the Council of Administra
tion held at Trenton, Saturday, June 3d, the
following resolutions wero unanimously adopt
ed: "Resolved, That in consideration of tho infor
mation presented to the Council of Administra
tion, in respect to the advisability of holding a
summer Encampment, and of tho fact that only
a small minority of the comrades to whom tho
question was submitted voted in favor of an
Encampment, and in view of tho fact that so
many intend participating in tho Reunion at
Baltimore, and also of the condition of the
finances of the Department, tho holding of a
summer Encampment the present season is not
"Resolved, That tho Council of Administra
tion of tho Department of New Jersey, Grand
Army of the Republic, having had their atten
tion called to certain public reports reflecting
upon tho personal and official conduct of Col.
Charles II. Houghton, the last previous Com
mander of this Department, hereby express
their unabated and unqualified confidence in
Col. Houghton's personal and official integrity,
and extend to him tho expression of their cor
dial affection and good will, and their full be
lief that impartial inquiry will completely vin
dicate him as a man, a soldier, and an officer of
tha Government, from all injurious imputa
tions. "Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be
officially forwarded to Col. Houghton, aud to
each Post in the Department."
It was further decided at the meeting above
named that the Department Commander and
staff will leave for Bait' more on the train which
leaves New York at 12:55 on the afternoon of
the 20th inst. ; that they wear blue coat and
pantaloons, with G. A. R. buttons, white vest,
black felt hat (military style) with gold cord,
and white gloves; and that the Department
Commander and A. Q. M. General employ a
band to join the Department on the morning of
tho 21st at Baltimore, and accompany them and
such Posts as may attend, during that day, at a
cost of not moro than $150.
Action was also taken with a view to pro
longing tho next Annual Department Encamp
ment (in January next) so as to continue dur
ing tyo days.
The Department Commander congratulates
the Department that at the recent vote taken
upon the subject, a pronounced majority voted
to havo no beer sold at the summer Encamp
ment, should one be held. Such a result, taken
in connection with the strong inducements of
profit and policy to the contrary, indicates a
high standard of character and moral senti
ment. Ho desires to express some surprise,
however, at tho indifference manifested
throughout the Department in regard to a
summer Encampment. Many Posts took no
vote at all, or, if they did, no return of it was
A NEW POST IN WISCONSIN.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Juneau, Wis., June 2. A new Post has
been organized herewith sixteen charter mem
bers. The officers were elected and mustered
on Thursday evening, Juno 1, by Major S. C.
Cobb, assisted by W. T. Bray ton, of W. K. Sar
geant Post, No. 20, of Janes vi lie. The officers
arc: Commander, II. C.Curtis; S. V. C..W. M.
Lueck; J. V. C, P. II. Lewis; Adj't, W. T.
Ramb'tsh; Surg., W. E. Hallock; Chaplain,
Albert Schmidt; Q. M., C. A. Pcttibone; O. D.,
C.F. Bauer; O. G., A. J. Howe; S. M., L. E.
Haughton ; Q. M. S.. E. J. Tyler. The mem
bers of the Post represent the following States:
Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illi
nois, and Wisconsin. "
THE ORDER IN ILLINOIS.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Canton, III., .luno 5. Joe Hooker Post, No.
G9, G. A. R., Department of Illinois, organized
two years ago, is in splendid working order,
It has a membership of nearly 100 good and
true comrades of tho lato war. Post G9 was
called together May 30 to decorate tho graves
of our dead comrades, and the service was an
interesting and impressive one.
SOLDIERS' REUNION IN ILLINOIS.
SpceirJ Correspondence National Tribune.
Boscobel, III., Juno 10. The Reunion of
cx-soldiers here during the week was in every
respect a complete success. Tho attendance
fiom Grant, Richland, Crawford, Vernon, and
Iowa counties was greater than was anticipated.
An opening address was made by Captain C. H.
Baxter. The prayer was by Rev. S. W. Eaton,
tho old chaplain of tho Seventh Wisconsin.
Major J. D. Wilson, of this place, made an ad
dress of welcome, to which Captain A. R. Bush
nell responded. Hon. W. B. Clark, of Bloom
ington, was the orator of tho day, and made a
thoughtful and patriotic address, which was re
ceived with cheers. The Seventh and Twenty
fifth wore largely represented, aud the Sixth,
Eleventh, and Sixteenth quite well. Many
other regiments and several batteries had good
delegations present. The "boys" seemed to
enjoy themselves throughout the stay.
FALLING INTO LINE.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Bloomsruro, Pa., Juno 12, 1SS2. Wo havo
again started out on the inarch with the Grand
Army, having twice fallen out of the ranks.
We havo started this time with the intention
of making it a success. Wo reorganized Satur
day evening with forty members. J. M. Gibbs,
Junior Vice Department Commander officiat
ing, assisted by Jackson Post, of Berwick
taking the name of Gen. W. 11. Ent Post, No.
250. Officers were elected as follows: Com
mander, C. Connor; S. V. C, C. P. Sloan: J. V.
C..G. W. Mears; O. D., G. Bidleman; O. G.,
William Jacoby; Chaplain, N. 13. Fowler; Sur
geon, W. B. Soust; Adj't, C. Fornwald; Q. M.,
W. H. Swetzcl.
THE THIRTEENTH WISCONSIN.
Special Concspondencc National Tribune.
Whitewater, Wis., Juno 10. The surviv
ing members of the Thirteenth Wisconsin Reg
iment will hold a Reunion here on Wednesday
next. The call is signed by George W. Steele,
William A. Knilans, W. P. Chirk, Albert Salis
bury, L. F. Allen, F. C. Buten, and E. G. Hor
ton. AN ENJOYABLE AFFAIR.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Seneca Falls, N. Y., June G. Cross Tost,
No. 78, Seneca Falls, N. Y., had ono of tho most
pleasant and enjoyable meetings last evening
ever held by them. Our wives and daughters
decided upon giving tho "hoys" a surprise,
and arranged an attractive programme. A
notice was posted in the post-offico saying, "All
members of Cro&s Post are ordered to be present
at the Post this evening. By order of G. A. R."
This brought out nearly all of the " boys," and
it Wiis indeed a surprise. A table extending
from end to end of the room literally groaned
under its weight of good things. Around it,
putting on tho finishing touches, was the dear
forms and bright shining faces of the girls we
left behind us. After a few desultory shots on
tho skirmish line the battle begun in good
earnest; but how different from tho battles we
onco had fought instead of missiles of lead
and iron, carrying death and sorrow, they
wero missiles of wit and repartee, causing
laughter and mirth. The clergy of our village
were present, together with the president and
village officers, and they entered into the joy
ous occasion with great zest. Gen. J. B. Murry
and Col. A. S. Baker was particularly happy in
their army stories. Commander Durham fa
vored us with some of the old army songs, and
the clergyman mado their excuses for not being
with us in tho hour of our country's peril.
Comrade Ganoung recited "Farmer Brown's
Dream," by Eugene Hall. At a late hour the
company separated, carrying with them the
most delightful recollections of the occasion.
R. S. G.
NEW POST IN WISCONSIN.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Oakdale, Wis., June 10. The soldiers of
the lato rebellion living in this vicinity to the
number of twenty-two, havo organized
Post, No. 29, G. A. R., Department of Wisconsin,
with tho following officers : P. C, Henry Meloy ;
S. P. C, A. P. Dahl; J. P. C, J. L. Guthrie;
Adjutant, William Nuttall ; Q. M., B. M. G rover ;
Surgeon, C. J. Aldcn ; Chaplain, Wm. McDonald ;
O. D., J. II. Belcher; O. G., J. K. Grover; S.
M., T. J. Brown ; Q. M. S., Peter Hollenbeck.
Quito a number of the members have sub
scribed for The National Tribune, and I
think each member will, ere long, be a sub
scriber. I believe it to be tho best soldiers'
WASHINGTON COUNTY, N.Y., VETERAN
ASSOCIATION, G. A. R.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Sandy Hill, N. Y., June 10. The Wash
ington County, N. Y., Veteran Association held
its annual meeting in the court-house at Sandy
Hill Miy 31st. Gen. Thomas J. Strong was
elected president; J. B. Carrigan, of Hartford,
vice-president; John Dymer, of Sand' Hill,
secretary; and M. S. Toller, of Kingsbury,
treasurer. The annual Reunion will bo held
the 30th of August at Whitehall, the Skenes
borough of Revolutionary days. Captain D.
W. C. J nil was elected marshal of the day. No
pains will be spared by the pcoplu of Whitehall
to give the "boys" a hearty welcome. They
never do things by halves, especially when the
soldiers arc concerned. The citizens of Gran
ville, N. Y., have offered the veterans of Wash
ington county $150 in prizes $75 for the first,
$50 on the second, and $25 on the third for
the best drilled companies in the manual of
arms and evolutions. Tho contest is to take
placo tho 4th of July. Boat the long Toll;
boys, put on your war paint; "rally once
again ! "
O. L. W.
A FLOURISHING POST IN OHIO.
Special Correspondence National Tribune
Van Wert, O., June G. As I have not seen
any communication from Van Wert to your
valuable paper, I wish to inform the readers of
The National Tribune that Scott Post, No.
100, G. A. 11., of this place, is in good condition,
with a membership of about fifty. We expect
beforo January next to number more than one
hundred members. Decoration Day was duly ob
serve! r.nd largely participated in by Scott Post,
and a general desire was manifested by all to
honor the resting places of thoso who had given
their lives for their country.
John W. Hoaglin,
S. V. Commander, Scott Post, No. 100.
DEPARTMENT OF NEW, JERSEY.
On Monday evening, May 29, a Provisional
Post of tho G. A. R. convened at the parlors of
the Mayville Hotel, Cape May Court House,
for the purpose of instituting a Post of the G.
A. R. at that placo, the following officers in the
chairs: Chief Mustering Ofiioer, Geo. B. Fielder,
Post 3, as P. C, Jr. Vice Dept. Commander; W.
G. White, Post 10, Sr. Vice: C. S. Magrath, of
Post '10, Jr. Vice Assistant Inspector; C. P.
Lord, Chaplain; A. C. Gile, Tost -10, Adjt.; Dr.
James Mersey, Post 40, Q. M. There having
been some twenty names previously obtained,
eleven answered to roll call, and wero duly
mustered, after which tho following officers
wero ciected: P. C, James Chester; S. V., Jno.
Spaulding; J. V., David D. Bureh: Q. M., Rich
ard Shimp; Adjt.. A. E.Lyons; O. D., G. W.
(trace ; O. G., H. B. Crawford.
The names being unanimously adopted, Ed
ward Townsend Post, No. 70, Dept. of N. J., G.
A. R., was declared duly instituted.
The name adopted was that of a highly es
teemed young man, previous to tho war a resi
dent of the place. He enlisted in the Twenty
fifth regiment of New Jersey volunteers, Co". I.
He received his mortal wound at Fredericks
burg, and died in the arms of Comrade John
Spaulding, who presented the name for adop
tion by the Post.
The comrades at the Court House are wide
awake to the interests of the Order. They have
plenty of material to draw from, there being
over seventy names on the poll books of that
Headquarters G. A. R.,
No. 15 Pemrerton Square,
Boston, May 20, 1SS2.
General Orders, No 17.
The Stale of Oregon is hereby constituted a
Provisional Department. Comrade N. S. Pierce,
of Portland, is appointed Provisional Depart
II. Tho State of Kentucky is hereby con
stituted a Provisional Department. Comrade
James C. Michie, of Covington, is appointed
Provisional Department Commander.
III. The following additional aids-de-camp
are appointed on tho staff of the Commander-in-Chief:
Comrades Georgo A. Manning, Lcw
islon, Idaho; John L. Perkins, Boston, Mass. ;
John Daly, Albany, N. Y. ; Frank Y. McDonald,
IV. Comrade W. S. Stryker, of Trenton, N.
J., is announced as a member of tho Committee
on Military History.
By command of Geo. S. Merrill,
William M. Olin,
MEMORIAL DAY ON THE PACIFIC
At tho decoration of soldiers' graves in San
Jose, Cal., on tho 3th ultimo, laurel wreaths
were placed on a memorial grave by tho officers
of John A. Dix and Phil Sheridan Posts in
memory of the Union soldiers who died in
Southern prisons, as follows :
By Comrado More, of Phil Sheridan Pest:
"Of all the prison hells of which history gives
us any record, none equals in atrocity Andcr
sonville. To the 1,300 Union soldiers who
lie buried under its walls."
By Comrade Taber. of John A. Dix Post:
" To our brave comrades who perished at Libby
Prison and Bell Isle."
By Comrade Smith, of Phil Sheridan Post:
"A tribute to tho memory of the Union soldiers
who encountered disease, starvation and death
in tho prison-pens at Florence."
By Comrade Breyfogle, of John A. Dix Post:
"Comrades In that day of final reckoning
God will surely deal with special mercy with
the sufferers of Saulsbury."
By Comrado McGinloy, of Phil Sheridan
Post: "Tho memory of our comrades who
froze, starved aud died in tho prison-pens of
By Comrade Bowman, of John A. Dix Post:
"To tho memory of the unknown dead who
died in rebel prisons unknown but not dis
honored unknown until tho great reassem
bling of tho Grand Army of tho Republic
By Comrado Haley, of Johu A. Dix Post:
"To the memory of Ivy Neal, a drummer-boy,
only thirteen years old. who, with twelve sol
diers of the Second North Carolina Union
volunteers, surrendered as prisoners of war,
was barbarously hung by the rebel General
Pitckctt at Kingston, N. C."
A magnificent floral Shield of the Union,
tho stripes formed of red and white roses and
the field of blue flowers, mounted on a staff",
was placed at the head of the grave by Orrin
Taber, Commander of John A. Dix Post, "to
the memory of that grand old patriot, states
man, and soldier, John A. Dix."
Then surviving comrades of a large number
of regiments and military and naval organiza
tions represented in the membership of tho
two Posts in San Jose placed their lloral
tributes oa the memorial crave.
NEW POSTS IN MAINE.
Assistant Adjutant-General John F. Foster,
of Maine, writing from Bangor on the 9th inst.
to The National Tribune, says: 'Hildreth
Post 5'J was organized recently at South Gardi
ner, with Edwin E. Lewis, Commander ; Jad
son Hall, Adj't, and John A. Ripley, Q. M. Post
57 will be organized at South Windham on,
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
The thirteenth annual Reunion of the Army
of the Potomac was held at Detroit, on
Thursday and Friday of the present week.
There was a large attendance, and the occasion
was one of great interest. The invitations
issued by the committee representing the citi
zens of Detroit one of which has been received
by the editor of Tun National Tribune
are very beautifully gotten up. On the outside
cover at tho top is the monogram 4A. P.," sur
rounded by the corps badges, while below, on
scrolls, appear the names of the battles in which
the Army of the Potomac participated, begin
ning at Bull Run aud ending at Appomattox.
Numerous military symbols ornament tho bot
tom of the page, while on the inside are printed
the names of the honorary guests and various
committees. The next number of The Na
tional Tribune will contain a full and inter
esting account of the Reunion celebration.
G. A. R, NOTES.
General Griffin Post, No. 207, of Homestead,
Penn., is fast gaining in membership and in
fluence. It turned out with full ranks on Me
morial Day and presented a decidedly hand
The Memorial Day ceremonies at Taylor's
Falls, Minn., were observed by Sherman Post,
No. G, and citizens of the place generally, under
very adverso circumstances. At the time set
for the procession to move, the rain commenced
pouring down in torrents. Still, after a brief
delay, the boys now some of them pretty old
ones braved the "pelting of tho pitiless storm,"
as of old in their marches, and proceeded to
the cemetery, about two miles distant, when,
after a short but exceedingly appropriate ad
dress by Hon. L. K. Stannard, they properly
i decorated, while the rain was filing in solid
sheets, the graves of the fallen berths who lio
there beneath the shaded seds of the beautiful
burial place. A large number of the citizens,
ladies and children, followed the procession in
Memorial Day was observed for the first time
at North Platte, Nebraska, on the :P,ih inst.,
under tho auspices of S. A. BwiJas Post, Zfo.
GO. The citizens joined largely ;n the dccmH
stratioii. Addresses were delivered by Chap
Iain Johnson, Officer of the Day Church, Prof.
Neabit, and Commander IHy.
Bond Post, No. 21, of Grand Rapids, Ohio,
celebrated Decoration Day with imposing cere
monies. Comrade John McLain is Post Com
mander. Seventy cadets from Cornell College, Monnt
Vernon, Iowa, participated in the memorial
services at Vinton, in that State. Thescr-ices
were very impressive.
Post No. 25, of Hillsboro, New Hampshire, is
in a flourishing-condition. It has a large and
active membership, and a treasury balance of
$500. It turned out with full ranks on Deco
A correspondent writing from Medfield,
Mass., says: "I am glad to note a growing in
terest among the people of New England re
garding the observance of Memorial Day. Es
pecially during the present year the increased
interest has been marked. The Grand Army
of the Republic are laboring faithfully to per
petuate and keep green the memory of Massa
chusetts' fallen heroes.
Sedgwick Post, No. 1, Departmnet of Ne
braska, observed Decoration Day very appro
priately, and wound up with a rousing Camp
firo in tho evening.
On the occasion of the Decoration Day cere
monies at Medina, N. Y., Barnes Post, No. 91,
turned out in large numbers and presented ai
handsome appearance. The uniform consists
of a non-commissioned officer's sword and belt,
cap, aud whito gloves. The officers are II. N.
Hopkins, Commander; E. P. Searle, S. V. C;
J. Parks, J. V. C; A. J. Bush, Q. M.; L. Wood,
O. G.; L. J. Chase, Adjutant. J. Parks, J. V.
C, is a delcgato from the Department of Now
York to the National Encampment at Baltimore.
Commander Hopkins is a worker aud under his
administration the Post is taking on new life
and securing a great many new members.
Col. Mills Post, No. 41, of Adel, Iowa, united
with Marshall Post, No. 43, of Eedficld, Iowa,
in the Decoration Day ceremonies at the latter
A new Post has been organized at Conway
Station, Ark., with a membership of thirty-five.
Recruits are coming in rapidly.
According to the rosters of tho Posts who
participated on May 30th in the observance of
Memorial Day at Benton Harbor, Mich., thoro
were over 300 uniformed comrades of the G. A. R.
in line, without counting tho long line of ex
soldiers who followed. This is as large a num
ber of veterans as appeared in procession on
that day in any city in the State. Senior Vico
Commander Wrighc, of Post 1 i, makes the above
statement, aud adds : If I am wrong let me hear
from the place that beat Post li and our sister
Posts Nos. li), 21, and 30, and I will set 'cm up.
Tho receut Camp-fire held at Lynn, Mass.,
was the largest ever held in that State. Nearly
2,000 veterans enjoyed tho festivities. Com
mander Sawyer delivered the address of wol
comc, aud an interesting speech was made by
Department Commander Georgo II. Patch.
The Grand Army Post at Freeport, III., has
a membership of 1G0. Its growth has been re
Farragut Post, No. 25. of Nebraska, has issued
a neatly illustrated roster for 1SS2. Its officers
are as follows; Pi-st Commander. John C. Bon
noll; S. V. C, Will A. Place; J. V. C. J. nelm
kamp; Adj't. Harry Hotchkiss; O. D., Joseph
Teeter; Q. M., R. C.IIazlett; Chaplain, Henry
Mastermau; O. G., Jas. McCarty; S. M., S. B.
Dobson; Q. M. S., F. E. Philpott: O.S., Silas
Sprague; I. G., E. F. Taylor; O. G., Randolph
Grimes; Surg., W. S. Latta. The following
"soldierly creed" is also printed on the roster:
'I believe in a fraternity that unites insepa
rably justice and right.
" I bclievo in a charity that, while merciful to
a conquered foe, does not stultify itself by sur
rendering the fruits of victory.
I believe in a loyalty that acknowledges ono
country and one flag, that makes American
citizenship honorable everywhere, that calls
rebellion a crime, and tho penalty of treason