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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, AUGUST 26, 1882.
GRAND ARMY MATTERS.
WHAT THE COMRADES ARE DOING
THOUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
A Grand Reunion at Grand Island, Nebraska, to
Continno a Week Distinguished Tisitors Ex
pected A Sham Fteht in the Programme The
Xeir Jersey Veterans Preparing to lhirainp at
Sea Girt Early Xcxt 3Ionl!i Kapid Growth of
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Grand Island, Neb., Aug. 20. All tlio ar
rangements for the coming Reunion of veterans
at this placo have been completed, and it is ex
pected that the attendance will he very large.
Tho celebration commences on tho 2cth inst.,
and will continue during tho week. An extra
supply of tents has been obtained from tho
Secretary of War, in addition to which an im
mense circular tent has been erected by tho
Grand Army organization, the whole affording
accommodations for 50,000 persons. Reduced
railway rates have been .secured, and the most
extraordinary interest lias been aroused among
tho soldiers throughout the entire West. A
local paper, referring to the Reunion, says :
"The grand soldiers and sailors' Reunion,
under tho auspices of the Grand Army of tho
Republic, to bo held at Grand Island, bids fair
to bo tho largest gathering over held west of
the Mississippi. Tho comnrittco of arrange
ments havo completed the most elaborate
preparations for the care and entertainment
of tho thousands who will attend. Tents, under
tho joint resolution of Congress, will be furnish
ed free for tho uso of those in attendance. Hay,
straw, and fuel, also free, have deen donated
by tho citizens of Grand Island ami vicinity.
President Arthur, ex-Senator Roscoe Colliding,
Senator John A. Logan, ox-Governors Kirk wood
and Stono of Iowa, Colonel Yilas and General
Bragg of Wisconsin, General Aiken of Pennsyl
vania, together with many other notable states
men and orators, have promised to attend, and
all are expected, from whom on tho afternoon
of each day, commencing Tuesday, addresses will
bo mado to tho old soldiers and citizens. Gen
eral Paul Yandervoort will havo his head
quarters on tho ground. One day will be as
signed to the different States grouped together,
and to each group an afternoon and evening
will be given to hear from their chosou repre
sentatives. In tho afternoon addresses and
evening camp-fires. Ample and beautiful
grounds adjacent to tho city, including tho
Hall county fair grounds, havo been selected
for tho Encampment, where an abundance of
water, with dining halls, booths, markets, and
every convenience will bo located for the ac
commodation of all.
"A feature of the programme will bo tho bom
bardment of Port Sumter on Tuesday, the
night attack by tho gunboat Monitor, in which
a genuine gunboat with mortars and bomb
shells will bo used, being constructed expressly
for tho purpose.
"The sham battle of Friday afternoon, in
which all the soldiers on tho ground will en
gage, with a battery of artillery, a regiment of
cavalry, and five hundred muskets in line, will
make a display equal to a genuine battle-field.
These, together with tho different State Re
unions, tho Reunions of tho G. A. R. by Posts,
tho grand review of all soldiers on tho ground,
and the evening camp-fires in tho mammoth
pavillions, will make Reunion week tho most
notable event ever witnessed in tho West.
"A detailed programme will bo prepared by
the committee, announcing on what days tho
prominent statesmen and orators will be pres
ent, as soon as all havo determined what days
would bo most convenient for them to speak.
"Quartermaster-General C. L. Howell report
ed tho work of laying out tho ".amp had been
completed according to diagram, which was
submitted and adopted. It was resolved that
a copy of tho diagram bo furnished to each
Post in the Department."
Haino Veterans Fight Their Battles O'er Again.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Bangoe, Me., August 19. Tho annual Re
union of tho Eighth, Ninth, Eleventh, and
Sixteenth regiments, Maine volunteers, hold
hero on Tuesday, brought together over two
hundred veterans, who rendezvoused at the
Elmwood, where their flag was displayed in
front. After dinner, to the music of fife and
drum, they marched down Main street to Town
Hall, whero a business meeting was held, at
which the following officers of the Association
President, James E. Shepherd, Ninth regi
ment, of Lawrence, 3Iass.; First Vice-President,
Jos. F.Tuttle, Eighth regiment; Second Vice
President, Geo. Payne, Eleventh regiment;
Third Vice-President, C. O. Wadsworth, Six
teenth regiment. Executive Committee, S. W.
Lane, Harry Hopkins, C. W. Tilden, J. O.
The next meeting will be held in Augusta;
time to bo fixed by the committee. Ofiicers in
the several Regimental Associ ations were chosen
Eighth regiment President, P. G. Ingalls ;
Secretary and Treasurer, I). F. Strickland;
Vice-Presidents, Dr. P. O. Webster, J II. Hard
ing, J. 1L Haskell ; Historian, J. II. H. Hewitt ,
Chaplain, A. Pease; Quartermaster, Lieutenant
F. A. Wood; Surgeon, Benjamin Williams, 2d;
Ex. Com., J. O. Webster, P. G. Ingalls, W. R.
Ninth regiment 'President, Captain G. W.
Brown, Bangor; Vice-Presidents, Lieutenant
J. H. Lowell of Hallowcll, Sergeant Henry
JohnFonofWinsIow; Secretary and Treasurer,
Lieutenant G H.Roberts, Springvale, Maine;
Ex. Com., Harry Hopkins of Augusta, Ser
geant D. M. Hagau of Boothbay, Thos. Peters,
George E. Davis of Danforth, Lieutenant W.
A. Copehind of Corinna, D. W. Lincoln.
Eleventh regiment President, T. T Tabor;
Vice-president, F. A. Froborn : Secretary and
Treasurer, J O. Smith ; Ex. Com., S. W. Laim
J. F Arnold, Everett B. Small.
Sixteenth regiment President, A. R Small;
Vice-President, C O. Wad&worth; Second Vice
Prcfidont,J O. Lord; Secretary and Treasurer,
Luther Bradford; Directors, A W. W.ilds, C.
F. Lothrop, E. F. Davis, Warren Leaword.
Town Hall would no doubt havo been
filled by our people in tho evening, but tho
hour for this public social meeting came during
a terrific thunder tempest, with the rain falling
in torrents. As it was, only about half of the
comrades were present, and only a lew of our
Captain Boutellc, of tho Bangor Whig, was
first called up. His address was devoted
largely to a very gratifying exhibit of the
patriotism of Maine as shown by the number
of soldiers furnished during the late war one
to fourteen of its inhabitants, and one in every
four and a half of tho male population. He
felt confident that no other State had done so
well, but if it could be shown that any one had,
the veterans of Maine would be tho first to
throw up their hats for it.
After Captain Boutcllo tho following were
called: General Hill, of Forest Port, N. Y.,
formerly of Exeter; Colonel C. W. Tilden,
Sixteenth Maine, Secretin y of Maine Senate;
Lieutenant-Colonel L. B. Farnham, Sixteenth
Maine, Department Commander of G. A. R.
of Maine, postmaster at Bangor; Colonel Bis
bee, Sixteenth, Maine, IT. S. Marshal of Maine ;
Lieutenant George Payne, Eleventh Maino;
Captain ' Sumual W. Lane; J. O. Smith, Secre
tary of State; B. J. Hill, Comrades J. C. Star
bird and Tabor, and Captain .Smith, sheriff of
Androscoggin county. Several of these wero
not present, and many others declined to speak.
Colonel Bisbseo paid high compliments to Maine
soldiers, mentioning Major Arch D. Leavitt
and tho two Stevens boys, all well known hero.
J. O. Smith, among other good things, had a
hearty word for the women in tho war. Com
rado Tabor suggested the formation of an ex
prisoners' association, promising moro fully to
develop the plan and bject of tho organization
at Maranacook. Tho chairman .gave a graphic
experience of prison life, and Comrade Star
bird paid an cloquont tribute to Maine soldiers,
living and dead. All expressed their gratifica
tion to bo able onco more to meet their old
comrades in arms. C. R. McFadden and a
representative of the ?.Tail wero called up to
speak for tho "Home Guards." At nine o'clock
they-adjourncd to tho Elmwood for a collation.
Governor Plaisted was at the hotel during the
day to greet his old comrades, but not being
very well was not present at tho hall or at the
THE GRAND ARMY AT MARANACOOK.
The semi-annual Encampment of tho Grand
Arm j- of the Republic of Maine, at Maranacookf
last week, was a grand success. It was attend
ed by a very largo delegation of comrades and
their families, and it was estimated that thcro
were at least six thousand persons on tho
grounds, said to bo the largest gathering of the
season. Tho weather was fine and a cool
breeze prevailed, thus adding to tho comfort of
those present. Tho programme of sports was
well carried out, and tho best of order was
maintained during tho day. Ono of tho main
features of tho occasion was tho visit of Commander-in-Chief
Yandervoort, who camo from
his distant homo in Omaha to attend tho En
campment. Ho was introduced to tho vast as
sembly by Department Commander Farnham,
and delivered a ringing address. A canoo raco
took place in tho afternoon. Tho exercises
closed with a "Bummers' Convention" in the
REUNION OF MARYLAND VOLUNTEERS,
A Reunion of the surviving members of tho
Sixth Regiment Maryland Volunteers will bo
held at Wilson Tost Hall, G. A. R., Baltimore
City, on the afternoon of Thursday, September
Among the many excellent regiments that
Maryland sent into tho field during tho late
war, lew, if any, havo a moro brilliant record
than the Sixth.
It was organized under tho President's call
of July 2, la02, its rendezvous being established
at Baltimoro City. Tho companies wero or
ganized as follows : A, Carroll county, August
12, 1SG2; B, Cecil county, August 20, 1S62; C,
Carroll county, August 23, 1S02; D, Frederick
county, August 23, 1802 ; E, Cecil county, Au
gust 27, 1602; F, Baltimoro City, September
8, 1802; G, Cecil county, August 25, 1SG2; H,
Washington county, September 5, 18G2 ; I,
Baltimoro City, August 25, 1SG2; K, Queen
Anno couufy, September 2, 1SG2.
George R. Howard, of Elkton, was appointed
colonel; John W. Horn, of Baltimoro city, for
merly a captain in tho Fifth Maryland, lieutenant-colonel,
and William A. McKcllip, of
Colonel Howard resigned May 5, 1S63, and
wassuceeded by Lieutenant-Colonel Horn, pro
moted in his stead. Colonel Horn was dis
charged February 5, 1SG5, for disability frem
wounds received in action at tho battlo of the
Opequan, when the command devolved upon
Lieutenant-Colonel Josoph C. Hill, who was
subsequently commissioned colonel. Tho regi
ment left for tho seat of war on tho Upper Po
tomac September 20, 1SG2, with orders to join
the Maryland brigade, under General John R.
Kenly, then stationed at Williamsport. It re
mained with this command, performing much
arduous service, until March 23, 18G3, when it
was assigned to the Third brigade, Second di
vision, Eighth Corps, stationed at Berryville,
Va. On the loth of June, 16G3, it covered tho
retreat of McRcynolds'6 brigado from Borry
ville, and took an active part in tho battlo of
Winchester, under Milroy, on tho 11th and 15th
of June. During the night of tho loth the
order was "given for tho silent evacuation of
Winchester, and tho Sixth, by making a wide
detour, reached Maryland Heights. After
guarding tho public property sent from Har
per's Ferry to Washington, it finally joined tho
Army of tho Potomac on tho 10th of July, and
in tho campaign which followed during tho
fall and winter of 1803 tho regiment shared
tho fortunes of the Third Corps. From May
5 to July 7, 16G1, as a part of the Sixth Corps,
it was engaged in tho battles of tho Wilder
ness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, and the as
saults on Petersburg, sustaining loss in all
these conflicts. During this period tho'fatiguo
and exhaustion incident to the night marches
and continued encounters with the enemy
were extraordinary, notwithstanding which
both officers and men met them nobly and un
complaingly, cheerfully bearing all tho hard
ships they were called upon to endure.
Being transferred to Sheridan's army in the
Shenandoah Valley, the Sixth participated in
all tho principal engagements of that campaign,
and returned to the Petersburg lines in time to
boar an important part in the final assault on
the enemy's works, April 2, 1805. As a clos
ing scene in its career, the regiment was en
gaged in the battle of Sailor's Creek, and was
also present at the surrender of tho insurgent
army under Lee at Appomattox, thus being
permitted to see the desired end accomplished
for which it had so loyally struggled.
Its list of battles, &c, embraces tho follow
ing: Skirmish at Berryville, Va., Jnno 13, If 03;
skirmish at the Opequan, Va., Juno 13, 1603;
battlo of Winchester, Va., June 1-1 and 15, 1803;
skirmish at Brandy Station, Va., Nov 8, 1803;
battlo of Mino Run (Locust Grovo), Va., Nov.
27, 1S03; battle of the Wilderness, Va., May
5-7, 1801; battlo of Kpottsylvaniu, Va., May
9-20, 1801; battle of Cold Harbor, Va., Juno
1-3, 1801; siege of Petersburg, Va., Juno 10 to
July 0, 1801, and Dec. 7, 1804, to April 2, 3805;
skirmish at Charlestown, Va., Aguust 20, 1801;
battle of the Opequan, Va., September 10,3801;
battle of Fisher's Hill, Va., September 22, 1801;
battle of Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1801;
assault on Petersburg, Va., April 2,1805; bat
tlo of Sailors Creek, Va., April G, 1805; surren
der at Appomattox, Va., April 0, 1805.
Tho loss among tho enlisted men of tho regi
ment in these actions was 78 killed and 233
wounded. Of tho latter 30 died from tho
effects of their wounds; making a total of 111
slain in defense of th Union.
"They rose in dark and evil days
To riht their native land;
They kindled hero a living blazo
That nothing bhall withstand.
Then hero's tlieir memory may it ho
I'or us a guiding light
To cheer our Htrifo for liberty,
And teach ua to unite."
In its successful advances, as well as its
dispiriting retreats, tho Sixth traveled by rail
575 miles, by boat 577, and on foot 1751 miles;
a total distance ot 2,903 miles.
On tho 20th of June, 18G5, tho Tegiment, as
an organization, was mustered out of service
near Washington, D O., the recruits, forty in
number, whojse terms expired subsequent to
October 1, 1805, being transferred to tho-First
Maryland, and returned to Baltimoro, whence
tho ofiicers and mon dispersed to their homes,
ouco moro to join, their fellow-citizens in culti
vating the arts of pcaco. By its undaunted
courage, remarkable coolness, unwavering per
sistence, and sturdy reliability on trying occa
sions, the Sixth Maryland won a reputation of
which every member may well be proud.
MINNESOTA G. A. R. ENCAMPMENT
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Stillwater, Minn., Aug. 12, 1832. It may
be a matter of interest to our Grand Army
comrades in the East to know what we are
doing up here in tho North Star State, "Min
nesota." We may not do so much or grow so
fast as somo other Departments, but then wo
aro young yet. It is not quite a year since
Minnesota was organized into a permanent
Department of the G. A. 11. with six Posts.
Tho first semi-annual Encampment of tho
Minnesota G. A. R. was held on tho 9th of Au
gust on the shores of tho beautiful Lako Min
netonka. Muller Post, No. 1, of this placo; Geo.
N. Morgan Post, No. 4, Minneapolis ; Garfield
Post, No. 8, and Acker Post, No. 21, from St.
Paul, attended, with delegations from nearly
all tho Posts. On our arrival at Wayzata
tho steamer City of St. Louis was in waiting.
About 700 of the boys embarked. After tho
embarkation tho steamer made the trip of both
upper and lower lakes, a distance of somo 25 or
During the trip tho comrades enjoyed them
selves as only old vets. can. At two p. m. wo
wero landed at tho Lako Park Hotel, ono of tho
finest summer resorts in tho northwest, whoro
tho vets, with their friends sat down to a boun
tiful dinner, not of hard-tack and bacon, but
something moro palatable, which mino host,
Colonel Hutchinson, knows how to set up.
After dinner tho Encampment was called to
order by Commander Marty, and held a short
session to hear reports of tho different staff
Tho roll-call showed tho following Depart
ment officers and delegates present:
Commander Adam Marty, Assistant Adjt.
Gcn. Samuel Bloomer, Medical Director J. C.
Rhodes, Chaplain Rev. W. II. Harrington, As
sistant Q. M. Gen. F. Siebold, Judge Advocate
W. P. Roberts.
Muller Post, No. 1 Commander W. H. H.
Taylor, Delegates W. H. Harrington and Sam
J. S. Caty Post, No. 2 Commander N. C.
Burdick Post, No. 3 Commandor R. A. Bur
leson. Gcorgo N. Morgan Post, No. 4 Commander
D. M. Gilmore, Delegates W. P. Roberts and
C. E. Babb.
Sherman Post, No. G Delegate Peter Trump.
D. F. Markham Post, No. 7 Dclegato G. L.
Garfield Post, No. S Commander R. A.
Geo. n. Thomas Post, No. 9 Not represented.
Sully Post, No. 10 Commander P. B. Dovy.
Henry Roger Post, No. 11 Commander Al
Dudley Post, No. 12 Not represented.
Willis A. Gasman Post, No. 13. Not ropro
sented. Wcsloy Green Post, No. 14, Commander
Jos. Hooker Post, No. 15 Not represented.
Acker Post, No. 21 Commander W. T.
Following tho roll-call tho Assistant Adjutant-General's
report was read:
The report showed that thcro woro added to
tho Department Roster since tho 1st day of
January, 1SS2, in tho last six months, nino
Posts with a gain in membership of 373. On
the 31st of December, 1381, wo numbered 273
members, and now wo havo G5G in good stand
ing. This, I think, is a pVctty fair showing
for tho first six months in this year.
Acting Adjutant-General Mouroo addressed
tho Encampment with somo very well-timed
and appropriate remarks.
After tho business session tho comrades, with
their families and friends, assembled on tho
lawn and listened to tho following toaster
"Reunion," responded to by Col. R. C. Benton;
" Grand Army of tho Republic," responded to
by Assistant Adjutant-General A. C. Monroo;
"State Volunteer Militia," by Comrade A. A.
Ames; "Twenty years ago," by Gen. Scribner,
of Indiana; "Tho good soldior, the good citi
zen," by Gen. Sam'l. Harriman; "Tho army
of tho dead," by Prof. L. W. Chancy; "Tho
girls wo havo with us," by Ootnrado Bcrgher.
At tho conclusion of tho speaking tho wholo
assembly joinod in tho singing of "Tramp.
Tramp," "Our Country," " John Brown," and
Thus closed our first semi-annual Encamp
ment, and which is probably one of tho bright
est days in tho lives of many a bravo and
noble man that woro tho blue during tho dark
days of the great rebellion.
Late Lieut. Com. 2d Bat'l. Vet Res. Corps.
ANOTHER REUNION FOR THE " BOYS."
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
There will bo a regimental Reunion of tho
Tenth Illinois Volunteer cavalry at Sid 1103',
Champaign count-, 111., Soptcmber 21st and
22d, 1832. This w;is an old veteran regiment,
having sorved four years and three months,
and at one time numbered 1,400 men. Tho
surviving members aro now scattered in almost
every State in tho Union. It is earnestly re
quested that all who cannot attend this Re
union will send their post-office address to tho
secretary of tho Regimental Association.
Col D WiCKER.siiAjr, Pros.,
John II. Morgan, Sec,
POST ORGANIZATION IN MARYLAND.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Havkk vi: Gkaoi:, August 17 Commandor
Dukohart, of tho Grand Army of tho Republic,
accompanied by John H Suter, George W.
Johnson, A. E. Evans, John A. Thomson, Jr.,
and A. A. Lawrence, met at Havre de Grace
on tho 37th instant, and organized Admiral
John Rogers 1'ost, No. 28, of tho G. A. 11.
Twent.v-fivo recruits wero mustered in at tho
City Hall, and great enthusiasm was exhibited
in the matter. There is promise of a large
Post hero. Tho officers installed in the new
Post we're: Commander, Charles A. Conner;
S. V C, John A. Day; J V C, R. L. Moore;
Surg , T. M. Sumpton ; Adj't, Ranfield Carroll ;
Chaplain, Richard W Kenly; O. D., Leonard
F. Sitzlor; O. G., Charles P. Cropper.
A NEW POST ORGANIZED.
Special Correspondcnco National Tribune.
St. John's, Kah., August 17. A Post of tho
G. A. R. was org: ized hero last Monday even
ing, and the following officers wore elected:
Post Commander, 11. H. Smith; S. V. C,
Charles E. Bri&lol, J V. C, C. S. Maco; Adj't,
Gcorgo W. Bousman ; Q. M., Frank Cox ; O. D.,
W II. Hoolo; O. G., D. L. Estlo; Chaplain,
R. M. Blair; S. M , Gcorgo Breckenridge; Q.
M. S., William Glasscock. Comrades Henry
Rohr, W. R Hoolo, and R. M. Blair wero ap
pointed by the Post Commander as a commitleo
to draft by-laws to report to the next meeting,
A NEW POST IN KANSAS.
Special Correspondcnco National Tribune.
Si'EiNG nnx, Kas., August 14. A mooting
of ex-Union soldiers was held horo on the 4th
inst., and a Post, designated Spring Hill Post,
No. 101, G. A. 11., organized by Chief Mustering
Officer J.S.Clark, assisted by W. IE Murray,
Post Commander, of Wyandot, Kansas. After
tho muster tho following officors woro elected:
P. C, Alex. Davis; 1st V. C, I. Rhirhart; 2d
Y, C, Thos. Stevenson; Chaplain, Roy. A. M.
Reynolds; Surgeon, T. J. Daner; O. D., David
Sprong; Q. M., Horace Parks; Adjutant, W.
M. Adams; Q. M. S., W. M. Evans; S. M., J. N.
Bill; O. G., II. N. Davis. After instituting
tho officers tho members woro instructed in tho
working of tho Post. Yours, in F. C. L.,
Saml. B. Hanna.
A BRILLIANT ENTERTAINMENT.
Spcoial Correspondence National Tribune.
Evansville, Ind., Aug. 19. Farragut Tost,
G. A. 11., opened their now quarters over tho
enlarged First National bank building last
night with a camp-fire, and tho occasion, in
teresting in every featuro, was greatly enjoyed
by every ono present. Tho now quarters aro
conveniently and elegantly furnished, and em
brace almost tho entiro third stoiy of tho
building. The appointments arc those requir
ed 1)3' tho society, the carpets aro of rich color
and quality, and tho walls aro papcicd after
the susth otic style.
Tho special invitations that had been sent
out, brought together a company which added
to tho membership mado the attendance very
large. The arrangements, however, wero com
plete, and insured tho comfort and enjo3rmcnt
Tho programme consisted of vocal and in
strumental music, addresses b3 General Shack
elford, General A. P. Hove', Colonel Denby,
and Major A. C. Rosecranz, and a recitation by
Tho music was excellently rendered, and the
addresses woro listened to with attention, and
all of them wero repleto with matter of in
terest and instruction.
Among tho guests from other cities wero
General A. P. Hove-, of Mount Vernon, and
Captain Millncr, Commander, of tho Post of
tho G. A. R. at that place.
Farragut Post by tho entertainment of last
night was but appropriately exhibiting and
celebrating its rapid growth and its im
portance in tho Ordor in tho State. It was
organized on the 21th of June, 1SS1, with
thirty-eight members. Sinco that timo it has
not only grown most materiallj' itself, but it
has organized Posts at Huntingburgh, Owens
boro, and Mount Vernon. Tho present mem
bership is 135 and tho following arc tho officers
of tho Post: Post Commander, W. H. Keller;
S. V. C, C. II. Myerhoil'; J. V. C, Will Warren;
Adj't, Aug. Leich; Surg., Dr. Compton ; Q. M.,
F. S. Wessclor; Chaplain, II. A. Mattisou; O.
D., J. W. Mcssick; O. G., W. A. Sluder.
Tho Post meets on tho second and fourth
Thursday in over3' month.
General Shackelford's address was a long and
interesting paper, containing much that is
both now and important about tho capture of
ono of tho most dashing raiders of tho late
war. The address was listened to with tho
IN MEMORY OF GEN. WARREN.
Special Correspondcnco National Trittnno.
IFdq'US JuiXSON lvlLI'ATKICK POST, NO. 143.
Nj:w Yonic, August 22, 1SS2. For some timo
past tho whole attention of the G. A.R.in New
York City Las been given to picnics. Now,
that 'they havo about all had their Camp-fires,
fcc, 'wo shall expect great results and largo
humbers added to tho ranks. Tho death of
Comrado Duncan, Commander of J. L. Riker
Post, No. 02, is indeed a sad loss, and will bo
deeply folt. Ho was not only a good Comrado
but a truo Christian.
At a meeting of Judson Kilpatrick Post,
No. 143, tho following appropriate resolutions
upon tho death of General Gouvernetir. X.
Y rcn woro adortcd :
Ecsolvcd, That in tho death of General Gouv
criicur K Warren, tho gallant commander of
tho old Fifth Army Corps, wo realize that an
other hero has gone, another recruit enrolled
m our "Grand Army of tho Dead."
Retailed, That wo, his comrades, will over
cherish his memory as that of a truo patriot, a
skillful and spotless soldier, a gallant and gifted
leader of bravo men, worth- of a placo in
history besido his namesake of revolutionary
, Revived, That wo deplore tho hasty act that
in the supremo moment of victor- wist a cloud
over tho reputation ho had so nobly won a
cloud that darkened his lifo and broko his
heroic heart. Though tho Republic may seem
ungrateful, the Grand Army is not.
Resolved, That our heartfelt sympathy bo
extended to tho stricken widow and orphans
of our comrado and leader in this their hour of
deep sorrow. B. I. II.
AN ENCAMPMENT AT SEA GIRT.
Spccinl Correspondence National Tribune.
Manasquan, N. J, Aug. 22. Tho Grand
Army cf tho Republic will hold an Encamp
ment at Sea Girt, near Manasquan, N J., com
mencing September 5th, 1SS2, to continue fivo
days. It will bo conducted in 'the same man
nor as wero our camps in the days of tho
rcbollion. Thcro will bo reveille, grand
mounting, dress parade, and tat-too. Eloquent
speakers will be in attendance; delegates from
every Post in tho State are expected to bo
Refreshments and amusements will bo pro
vided in abundance. Thcro will bo music,
dancing, camp-fires, &c , and a grand parado
on Thursday, Sopt. 7th. of tho Grand Army
Comrades who do not wish to stop in camp,
will pay but fifty cents for lodging at tho ho
tels, and tho same price for meals Stages will
run to the tea. free of charge to uniformed
comrades. Railroads will make special rates,
charging two cents per milo for comrades and
their families. Posts will send in tltc number
of tickets the- will want. Thoro will bo a
committee of arrangements to meet all com
rades at Manasquan and Sea Girt Stations.
By ordor of Committee.
Pros, of Post No. 47, Manasquan, N. J.
J. L. Thomas,
Sec. of Post No. 41, Ocean Grove, N. J.
&(CM!LES O'REILLY'S" MONUMENT.
Special Correspondence National Tribune .
Nkw York, Aug 21. The accompanying
lefter has been received by Dr Hans Powell.
Lite Surgeon-General, G. A. K., chairman of the
committee of Dahlgron Post, No. 113, Depart
ment of New York, which erected tho monu
ment ovor tho grave of General Charles G.
ilalpine "Miles O'Reilly" in Cyprus Hills
Ccinotciy. Long Island, Now York, from his
widow, Mrs. Margaret G. Ilalpine, and which
was dedicated hist Decoration Day, May 30th,
with appropriate ceremonies, and making tho
occasion memorable to all participating, and
gratifying to tho friends of tho namo and
memory of tho genial, whole-souled poet sol
dier of the war for tho Union. Tho following
few lines .nro inscribed on ono side of tho
monument, and is from ono of his poems, on
titled tho "Song of tho Soldior" :
'"Comrades known in man-hra many,
Comrades tried in danger many,
Comrades bound by memories many,
Brothers over let un ls."
Nnw Yonic, July 31, 1882.
To Dr II. Powm.:., Chairman Conimittco
Dahlgron Post, No. 113, Department ox Now
York, G A. R.
My Dear Sir: Having always corresponded
with you, I must onco moro ask you kindly to
act as my mouthpicco to tho comrades and
friends of Dahlgren Post Having again
visited tho grave and monument erected by
your gallant Post in memory of my latu hus
band, General Charles G. ilalpine, 1 feel more
and more grateful for tho kindness and gen
erosity which prompted its erection. I cannot
find words to express with what heartfelt grati
tude 1 stood beside the grave, no longer a name
less one, surrounded by tho bravo soldiers who
were indeed his comrades, and in whoso hearts
my dear husband's name has still been kept
green. I onco moro thank you, one and all,
for this beautiful monument. Tho great and
unlooked-for kindness will over be uppermost
in the hearts of myself and childron.
Beliovo mo your very sincere friend,
Margaret C. Halfine.
Ikvington-on-Hudson, N. Y.
ARREARS OF PENSIONS.
A Ringing Defense of tho Act from a Western
From the Chicago Herald.
In its Avatchdog carefulness for economy in
tho administration of tho public purse, tho
Chicago IVilunc soya: "Tho arrears of pensions
act will forever bo a monument to tho ignor
ance and improvidence of tho Congress that
passed it." Wo entertain tho very opposito
opinion, and for what appear to us unassailable
reasons. There is no moro sacred obligation
than that which the country owes to its patriot
soldiers, to their widows, orphans, and depend
ent relatives. Their noble deeds emblazon tho
pages of our national history, and shed thoro a
halo of imperishable glory. Ry their valor,
marches, discipline, endurance, sacrifices, suf
ferings, victories, they preserved tho Union,
worth far more than all the propcrt then or
now existing in the ownership of our people, if
tho value of tho Union can bo at all reckoned
in dollars or material forms of wealth. Let it
be considered what the soldiers gavo to tho
cause of national unity. Without exaggeration
it may bo declared that every man who entered
our armies, and remained in tho service any
considerable time, camo out with his health
impaired, or with his vital powers permanently
diminished. Every one, on going into camp,
mado a radical change in his mode of lifo and
in all his previous habits. His clothing, his
food, his work, his thoughts, his sleep, all be
camo entirely different, no was separated
from all tho direct influences of homo. Often
he stood guard in a soaking rain, or amid tho
chilliest blasts of winter. Over-exertion was a
common task. Long marches wero taken
along dusty roads under a blazing sun, some
times with scarcely any water, and without
any chance for ablution at tho day's end of tho
tramp. Time and again, worn out and foot
sore, ho cast himself upon the sodden ground
for a sort of stupified rest. Ho has quenched
his thirst at stagnant pools in which tho tad
poles shot away as his hand swept aside the
disgustingrfjcum on the surface. On occasion,
ho has subsisted for days or weeks on half or
quarter rations. Ho has found it necessary to
ford streams that chilled him to tho bone, and
without tho reaction which is needed to pre
vent harm, no has loDg stood waist-deep in
water to build bridges or trestles. In battle,
besides death and wounds, there was a constant
drain upon every physical and mental resource.
Every campaign was a round of hardships.
Many, in order to go into our armies, surrend
ered places of honor and emolument, or situa
tions with good salaries ; many gave up an es
tablished business; many mado equal sacrifices
of different kinds. Tens upon tens of thou
sands died on tho field or in tho hospitals.
Other tens of thousands wero captured, some of
whom wero tortured into tho gravo in tho
enemy's prison pons, and some of whom wero
exchanged in the last stages of emaciation from
starvation and disease. Multitudes camo home
on furlough to die. Other multitudes havo
never seen a perfectly well day since their dis
charge. A vast number of men carry around
in their bodies tho bullets and the never fully
healed wounds received in tho service of their
country. 'In-nearly 'every case tho energies of
vitality aro not as strong as if the hardships of
tho. war had not been endured. Added to all
aro tho deaths, maladies produced, lives short
ened by tho griefs of widowhood and orphan
ago, aud b- tho privations and struggles in
flicted .by bereavement. It .sounds liko the
mockery of economy to talk of a few hundred
millions of dollars to bo granted to our soldiers
as tho " improvidence of Congress." They
wero not stinting in their whole-souled sacri
fices. It is impossible to sufficiently reward
tho men whoso patriotic exertions saved the
Union, and who thus preserved all wo hold
dear aud sacred as tho fruits of republican lib
erty. But at least this can bo bone. They or
thoso they havo left behind can be mado to
feel that gratitude is activo in tho national
heart, and that gratitudo is anxious to tako a
moro substantial form of oxpression than tho
cheap ono of wordy praises. Tho arrears of
pensions act can bo safely trusted to the ver
dict of history. Thcro is no instanco on record
of a peoplo who over-appreciated tho defenders
of their nationality. Tho error has always
been in under valuation, which wo should not
AN INJUSTICE TO MANY SOLDIERS.
To tho Editor National Tribune:
Washington. Ind., Aug. 18, 1832. While I
cannot indorse the harsh language in the fol
lowing correspondcnco to the Pike county
Democrat, I know every truo soldier will in
dorse the sentiment. Very many of the most
deserving Union soldiers who, when tho war
closed, delayed applying for a pension at all,
and waited to givo our country a breathing
spell and allow a depleted treasury to become
plethoric, now not only have to wait a long
period to havo their claims adjusted, bur aro
entirely cut oil' from the benefits of tho-"Arrears
of Pension Act-' for no other reason than
that the' did not file their claims prior to July
To mo it would seem only an act of simple
right on tho part of tho invalid or disabled
soldiers to demand tho restoration of that act,
giving all a reasonable time in which to fil-j
their arrears of pension claims. This would
appear tho more forcibly just sinco the United
States Treasury is now so overflowing with
taxes drawn in pait from these very men who
nobly defended their country and Hag. And,
just now, this appeal to Congress would appear
tho moro pertinent also sinco tho present Con
gress has just put on record its own prolligacy
1)- passing over a Aviso President's veto tho
$18,000,000 river and harbor bill, taking ad
vantage of " absentees " and of " pairs." Let mc
in these preliminary remarks, on behalf of tho
citizens aud soldiers, take tho opportunity of
commending Senators Logan and Harrison, of
tho two great States of Illinois and Indiana,
for recording thoir votes against tin's wrong
appropriation of tho people's money. This is
submitted to you on account of your well
known fairness in journalism.
Respectfully, S. F, HoKnAT.1,,
Lato Lieut. 4th Ind Vols.
nENRYVitLE, Ind.. July 23, 1352
Editor Democrat: 1 write this communication
in behalf of 53,710 invalid Union soldiors who
failed to iilo thoir claims for pensions prior to
Julv 1st, 1880, as provided for by tho "arrears
of ponsiou law " passed by tho 40th Congress
Of these 53,719 claims about 17i per cent, df
iliem aro likely to bo rejected, leaving about
44,320 who will receive pensions from tho date
of their applications and no arrearages. Tho
average amount that those pensioners will re
ceive will bo about $6 per month which, if ar
rearages wero paid, would amount to about
$1,400 to each claimant. Now tho action of tb
40th Congress swindles, cheats, defrauds, a'.td
steals (these things all mean about tho fjaaio
thing in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, Und
it is only a matter of choice which ono sa bo
used in describing this act of that Congress) all
tho arrearages of back pay which justly belongs
to these 44,319 claimants, who wero uot so for
tunate as to havo filed thoir elajms prior to
July 1, 1SS0. If arrearages wore p:lid theso
men thoy would receive SC3vS1D,3'.jq. but under
tho "arrears of pension,. net" J'is.sed bv tho
40th Congress thoy will receive 'out 0.481,036,
thus cheating theso poor invalid' ox-Union sol
diors out of $57,381,324 -yliich is theirs by every
right of justice and equal right?; -with thoir fel
low comrades who wero lucky- enough to file
their claims prior to July 1, 1SS0. Thi3 is one
of tho rankest pieces of injustice any Congress
ever perpetrated upon a free people. The ma
jority of thoso who volunteered and wentinto
tho Union army did so from patriotic princi
ples, and not from morcenar- motives, for, at
tho beginning of tho war, the wages of tho pri
vate soldiers wero only twelve or thirteen dol
lars por month and this was paid in depreciated
currenc, which was worth oul' about 375 cents
on tho dollar, according to the gold standard,
whicli made tho soldiers' pay only abouc $4i or
$0 per month. -Tho Government, towards tho
cioso of tho war, began so see that sho was not
paying her defenders enough, and begun pen
sioning her invalid soldiers according to their
injuries which were received in the lino of duty,
paying them from date of theirapplication. Now
if one invalid soldier had a right to file his claim
for pension whonevor ho saw lit and proper, wo
maintain that all had tho same right. Tho
Forty-sixth Congress pretended to be very
patriotic and wonderfully solicitous of tho
rights of invalid ex-Union soldiers and passed,
the bill, of which wo are complaining, entitled
tho "arrearage of pension " act, which amongit5
provisions compelled all applicants to tile their
claims on or before July 1, 180, or else forfeit
their right to pcusion from date of disability
or discharge. All applications for pension
filed sinco July 1, 18.-u, only receive pay from
date of application, although they served the
Government just as long and hard as their
moro favored comrades. They fought just as
hard, endured the toils and hardships of ramp
life, were in jusc as many battles, were just aa
sereroly wounded and possibly as badly in
jured, but. because they failed to file their
claims prior to that particular date they aro
loft without the benefits which thoir moro
lucky comrades enjo. Tin's arrearage pension
law was passed on tho 25th of January, 1S79,
and it was either a right and just measure, or
it was wrong and a piece of great iujirstice. If
it was wrong, tho Congress which passed the
measure was guilty of grand larceny in
swindling the Government out of hundreds of
millions of dollars, and in giving it to ex
Union soldiers to whom it did not owe a far
thing boyond what they were receiving under
the old pension laws which were not limited.
If it were a just and righteous law why limit
it? Why limit justice? Whylimitright? It was
done by design for the express purpose of cut
ting out these 53,780 claimants who filed their
applications since July 1, 1880, or who may here
after apply, thus swindling them -out of thoir
just dues. I have written to several of our
Representatives in Congress (this season) and
they all admit the injustice of the limit in tho
law, but have thus far failed to move its repeal.
As friends of the ex-Union soldier, let us urgo
this matter before Congress, so that this unju.su
limit to tho pension law may bo removed.
Then all the soldiers, even as they shared tho
toils and perils alike, may also share tho
bounty of the Government alike, for every
one must see the injustice which is being
done to tho invalied soldier who filed his
claim prior to July 1, 1S30. I am an ox-Union
soidicr, and a friend to them all, and I want
equal and exact justice to all.
Tiiojias S. Brooks.
GRAND ARMY NOTES.
On the 12th inst a meeting was held' at May
ville, Wis., to organize a Post of the G. A. R.
Thero was a large attendance.
At a meeting of Gen. Warren Pest, Grand
Army of the Republic, held at Waverly, Md.,
Tuesday tho 15th iust., the following ofiicers
wero elected : Com- Capt. Wm. H. R. Watts.;
S. Y. C, J F. S Brown ; J. V. C, Dan'l Cla
ridgo ; Adj., Capt. Wm. R. Patterson. Tho bal
ance of tho oilicers will be elected hereafter.
Capt Watts, the Commander of this Post, is an
old Andersonvillo prisoner, ono of tho first
hundred to outer, and one of tho last to como
out, bctterknowu in Andersonvillo as tho
"Maryland Sergeant," and tho oldest prisoner
in the State of Maryland.
L, A Post was organized at Williamsburg,
Ohio, last mouth.
Tho Post at Whitewater, Wis., is growing
Comrado John Hodgo writes to ns from
Pawnee City, Neb., to say : " Wo havo a nice
littlo Post of the G. A. R., numbering about
ninety-ono members, and we are taking about
twenty copies of your paper."
The veterans of Lincoln, Vr., have resolved
upon tho organization of a Grand Arm- Post
there. At a recent meeting it was resolved to
procure a charter and organize with as littlo
delay as possible. The petition was signed by
CQOL IN THE MIDST OF DANGER.
Lieutenant Fred. A. Wood, of tho Eighth
Maine volunteers, although an excitable man,
was well known for cool bravery. In tho
midst of the battle of Fort Harrison, September
29, 1801, ha had just given to the company tha
ho commanded the command "Right dress,''
when a 100-pound shell from tho enemy struck
a field-gun within a yard of where he stood, and
exploded, killing one man and four horses,
smashing tho gun-carriago aud sent a whirl
wind of splinters about the lieutenant's head.
Fred., entirely undisturbed, roared out to ono
of his men,"Step up thcro into place, Jackman.
Yin aro always letting some littlo thing draw
away your attention "
SAILING UNDER FALSE COLORS.
Tho Grand Army of tho Republic in Wash
ington have made up their minds to expose
those persons in the Government service who
are sailing under false colors, and who claim
to bo members of that loyal organization, upon
the strength of which thoy havo succeeded in
obtaining positions in the various Departments.
With this end in view, a communication from
a prominent member of a local Post of tho G.
A. R. was handed to the Assistant Secretary ot
the Interior on the lGth instant which read?
as follows :
"It has como to my knowledge that em
ployees in tho General Land Office havo caused
the star, indicating military and naval sorvico
during tho lato war, to be placed against their
names in tho last edition of the Official
Register of this Department, who never served
in tiio army and navy of tho United States.
In ono case of this kind the clerk's claim to
military service w:is disallowed, and yet tho
namo appears with the star against it.
"I believe that tho publication of tho mili
tary or naval rcrvico of the employees was
ordered by Congress, and it is in tho interest
of all the employees that those who arr.iy
thomselves in borrowed plumage should bo ox
posed I therefore suggest that the Secretary
of the Interior be asked to call upon those em
ployees who have a star against their names
to report tho respective dates of their muster
in and honorable discharge from tho United
States service, with tho namo of the organiza
tion or vessel in which thoy served, and that
tho lists so obtained bo sent to tho war and
Navy Departments for verification of such
service, actual or alleged."
It is understood that tho Secretary will act
on tho above suggestion.
POLICE CHARGED WITH MURDER.
On August 12 polico officers John Latta and
John Cunningham, of Philadelphia, arrested a
man nr.med Gcorgo G. Campbell, thirty-seven
year of age, while ho was clinging to a lamp
pr .corner of Eighth and Walnut streets. Tho
1 ,-isoner was taken to tho station honse and
afterward removed to the Pennsylvania Hos
pital, whero he died on the following Saturday
from tho rupturo of an aneurism of the aorta.
A brother of tho deceased last Tuesday made
affidavit that Campbell's death was caused by
violcnco at tho hands of tho policemen, and al
leges that Campbell was ill at tho timo tho
arrest was made. Tho accused officers were
held in $1,500 bail each for a further hearing.
AN HEIR TO THE THRONE OF IRELAND
William E. Fitzpatrick of Milwaukee, Wis.,
who claims to bo tho heir to tho throuo of Ire
land, has been writing to Mr. Gladstono to
urgo upon his royal sister, Victoria, that fcho,
renounce her title to his country.