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THE NATIONAL TEIBUNE: WASH1MGTON, D. 0., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1882.
GRAND ARMY AFFAIRS.
How the Order is Growing in the
MUSTERS AND REUNIONS.
A Haversack Full of Substan
tial Rations for the Boys.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 11. The following im
pertont ordor Las been promulgated by Commander-in-Chief
headquarters g. a. e.,
Union' Block, Cor. 15th and Faunae Sts.,
Ojiaha, Neb., Aug. 26th, 1S62.
No. 4. J
I. The following named Comrades arc ap
pointed aides-do-camp to tlio Coinniander-in-Chief,
and will bo obeyed and respected ac
cordingly: llenry J. Spooncr, Providence, B.
I.; J. wrSpraguo, W. T.: Geo. D. llill, W. T. ;
Augustus Harrington, Warsaw, X. Y.; Win.
H. Bright, Urica, N. Y. ; L. F. Bateman, Pitts
burg, Pa.; Cliarles M. Futtercr, Md.; James
Wallace, 3rd.: Bichard K. Gatley, Portland,
Me. ; Frank E. Brouuell, Washington, D. C. ;
Theodore S. Crockett, Md.; John II. Loach,
Md.; James H. Cole, Tiffin, 0.; J. W. Chapin,
Columbus, 0.; John H. Klingler. Dover, Del.;
Henry T. Sanford. Albany, N. Y. : J. C. Tay
lor, Washington, D. C; llenry E. Taintor,
Hartford, Conn. ; E. IT. Waldron. New Haven,
Conn.; II. E. Palmer, Plattsmouth, Neb.;
George Y. Meyer, Towanda, Pa.; J. N. Abbey,
H. Upon the recommendation of tho Inspector-General,
the following named Com
rades arc appointed Assistant Inspector-Generals,
and will be obeyed and respected ac
cordingly: William Yisseher, Denver, Col.;
George W. Johnson, Baltimore, Md.; John F.
Sheehan, Sacramento, Cal.; M. M. Bane, Salt
Lake, Utah ; Theo. Wiseman, Lawrence, Kan. ;
L. S. Tvler, Keokuk, Iowa; Edward White,
Wilmington, Del.; E. G. Bartlett, Martins
burg, W.Ya.; Wm.H. DeHart. Elizabeth, N.
J.; John W. Dick, New York City; Thomas
Matthews, Oswego, N. Y. ; Brad. P. Cook,
David City, Neb.; Frank D. Sloat, Now
III. Department Commanders not in pos
session of the national countersign, as pro
mulgated at the Baltimore Encampment, will
receive the same on application to these head
quarters. Cipher for tho unwritten work will
be furnished to the Commanders of Depart
ments on application therefor.
TV. The address of Lieut. Whitten, who
was stationed at Newport, Ky., in October,
ISO I, is wanted at these headquarters. Also
that of Liouts. Conrad and Bradley, of Co. M,
Second regiment California cavalry.
V. Idaho and Arizona arc annexed to tho
Department of California. South Carolina is
annexed to the Department of Virginia.
VI. John C. Bonnell, of Lincoln, Neb., is
hereby appointed Assistant Adjutant-General
to tho Commander-in-Chief, and detailed for
duty at National Headquartars.
VIL Comrades throughout tho various De
partments aro cautioned against furnishing
aid and assistance to a man going about the
country claiming to be Commander of a Massa
chusetts Post. Has given the names of H. B.
J. Jones and Col. H. G. Armstrong. Ho is
between forty and forty-five years of age,
wears dark mustache and goateo; weighs about
170 to ISO pounds. Has victimized several com
rades, and is a gennine fraud.
VIII. Commanders in sending in names for
appointment on stalf of Commander-in-Chief,
will expedite matters by forwarding -tho
address with tho name.
IX. The Commmander-in-Chief desires to
return his heartfelt thanks to the officers and
Comrades of tho Dopartment of Maine, New '
Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhodo
Island, for his cordial reception, and assures
each and all that ho will ever remember with
pleasure his visit to those Departments.
By order of Paul Vandervoort,
F. E. Brown, Commander-in-Chief.
Memorial. Ceremonies Over tho Remains of tho
C. A. R'fi Fonnucr.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Petersburg, III., Septomber 9. Dr. B. F.
Stephenson, the founder of tho Grand Array of
the Bepublic, died August 30th, 1S71, and was
buried at Eock Creok, a small graveyard about
eight miles south of this place. A lot in Bose
Hill cemetery was recently givon to Estil Post
by one of our most public-spirited citizens, Mr.
William L. Conant, for tho. burial of Union
Boldiers. He also proposed to bear tho expenso
of removing the remains of the lato Dr. Steph
enson and re-interring them with appropriato
On tho 30th ult. a large concourse of pcoplo
assembled to witness tho exercises. At 1.30 p.
m. a procession was formed near tho public
square of this city under the direction of Col.
C. Bourke, marshal of tho day, in tho follow
ing order: Band; Harris Guards as escort,
under command of Lieutenant Jas. Careman;
invited guests in carriages; hearse, drawn by
four horses, containing tho remains of the de
ceased; Estil Post, G. A. B. ; carriages contain
ing Mrs. Stephenson, son, and daughters Mary
and Carrie, Mrs. Houghton, Mrs. Swingle, aud
Mrs. Spears, sisters of tho late Dr. Stephenson,
aud a Hue of carriages three-fourths of a mile in
At the grave tho burial service, according
to tho ritual of the Grand Army of the Bepub
lic, was observed. Prayer was offered by the
Bev. Francis Springer, D. D., of Springfield,
acting chaplain for the occasion, when Com
mander Blane, of Estil Post made tho following
COMMANDER IJLANE'S ADDRESS.
Ono by one, as the years rwll on, wo aro
aillcd together to fulfill the hist sad duties of
ropect to our comrades of tho war. The pres
ent, full of the cares and the pleasures of civil
life, fades away, aud we look back to the time
when, shoulder to shoulder, on bloody battle
fields, or around tho guns of our men-of-war, we
fought for our dear old flag. We may indulge
the hope that tho spirit with which, on land
aud sea, hardships, privations, danger, were
encountered by our dead heroes, a spirit un
complaining, nobly, manfully, obedient to tho
lichest of duty, whereby to-day our Northern
honors are secure, aud our loved ones rest in
peace under the aegis of the llag, will prove a
glorious incentive to the youth who, in tho
ages to come, may bo called to uphold the
destinies of our country. As tho years roll on,
we, too, shall have fought our battles through,
and bo laid to rest, our souls following the
long column to tho realms above, as grim
death, hour by hour shall mark its victim.
Let us so live that when that timo shall come,
those wo leave behind may say abovo our
graves: "Hero lies tho body of a true
hearted, bravo aud earnest defender of tho
A comrade then stepped forward and placed
a wreath of evergreens upon the coflin, saying:
" In behalf of our Post, 1 givo this tribute, a
symbol of an undying lovo for comrades of
the war." Another comrade stepping forward
and placing a roso upon tho coffin, said
"Symbol of purity. We offer at this lowly
gravo a rose. May futuro generations emulate
tho unselfish devotion of oven tho lowliest
of our heroes." A third comrade, laying a
laurel leaf upon the coflin, said: " Lust token
of atrection from comrades in arms. Wo
crown these remains with a symbol of victory."
Tho chaplain then mado somo appropriato
remarks, and, after the singing of an anthem,
Judge J. H. aiatheny, of .Springfield, delivered '
tho memorial address. Tho following aro tho
most interesting portions :
JUDGE MATHENY'S ADDRESS.
I do not know that any marble shaft will
ever tower aloft over the spot where sleeps our
comrade and friend, but I do know that ho
built for himself a monumout more glorious
than marble or granite, aud yet that unrelent
ing fato that ever pursued him, robbing him of
well nigh all that was justly his due, is still at
its relentless work. The thousands who annu
ally meet at the Reunions of the Grand Army
of'tho Eepublic'givo no thought to tho heart
that nurtured and to the brain that conceived
the grand idea of a brotherhood of soldiers.
When this thought first camoto our comrado
his wholo soul was filled with tho grand con
ception. Without rest or weariness his cvory
onergy was devoted to tho accomplishment of
the grand design. With a patriotic inspiration
he saw clearly the great good to be attained.
Ho felt that ho was erecting an alter upon
which tho firo of love for tho whole Union
would burn and burn forever. Ho saw with a
prophetic vision the Star Spangled Banner of a
Nation not a confederation of discordant
States but a Nation's banner unfurled to the
breeze, and with fancy car he heard tho tramp,
tramp of tho million soldiers of the Grand
Army us they gathered beneath it to shield
and defend it from, every harm. , .
My friends, 'how well ho read tho future.
His glad auticipatSiins aro more than realized.
The camp-fires of tho Grand Army aro burning
from Ocean to Ocean. Thousands and tons oi"
thousands of his brotherhood of soldiers meet
nightly in fraternal greetings. The banuer
that ho so loved is floating stainless and pure in
God's bright sunshine, never again to bo soiled
and torn by traitorous hands.
Though not hero to witness it, tho grand
dream of his lifo has assumed tho proportions
of a bright reality. The noto that ho struck,
single handed and alone, has swelled into a
glorious anthem. Tho light that ho kindled is
illuminating an entire land, and at the last is
flinging its radiance over the consecrated spot
where our comrado reposes, all unconscious
that his hour of triumph has come.
The law of compensation pervades all nature.
A now thought proclaimed, a good deed done,
or a heroic act performed, will sooner or later
meet its proper reward. It may tarry long. It
may linccr in its coming, but como it will,
with unfailing certainty.
In obedience to that law, wo have come,
even at that this late day, to do honor to our
departed comrade. And. friends, let it not stop
here. Let us by somo fitting testimonial pro
claim to all coming timo our appreciation of tho
grand work accomplished by our departed
friend and companion. Let. us
Seek no further his merits to disclose,
Nor draw bis frailties froiu their dread abode.
There they aiil:e in trembling hope repose,
Tho bosom of his Father aud his God.
THE CLOSING CEREMONIES.
Tho exercises were closed by tho singing of
tho National hymn, "America."
The day was ono of usual beauty in coolness
and absence of dust, and the impressivo cere
monies will long bo remembered by thoso in
VETERANS AND PRISONERS.
What Was Done t tlio Hitch t fiathcring of tho
Organization in 2icw York.
Special Correspondence Xation.il Tribune.
New York, Sept. 9. The first annual con
vention of tho Union Veterans' Union met at
tho Twelfth rogiment armory, New York, on
the Gth inst. There was a good attendance of
delegates from wtho different States, and, after
preliminary conversation and interchange of
news, tho convention was called to order by Col.
G. M. Tibbs, of Now Jersey. Letters of ap
proval were received from ex-Governor Spraguo
of Bhodc Island, Georgo William Curtis, Con
gressman Hardenborgh of Now Jersey, Con
gressman Van Bipcr of Michigan ; Gen. J. M.
Fry, Secretaiy of State, Mass. ; Capt. D. B. Mil
ler, Pa. ; and many others, and sovoval eloquent
speeches were made. Tho following officers
woro elected for tho ensuing year, and it was
decided to hold the next annual convention in
Philadelphia: G. Tibbies, Commander; Jacob
Haven, Lt.-Com. ; William Ackeiman, "Lt.
Com. ; Christian Klcen, A. G. ; -Hon. A. A. Har
Senburgh, M. C, Q. M. G.r Dr. John nunt,
Surg.-Geu.; B. S. Fergus, Ch'f Mustfg Officer;
Bev. J. D. Taylor, Chap. Executive Commit
tee J. Haven, E. Locklc, J. W. Bernhardt, O.
A. Kibbey, Geo. Moore, N. J.; W. Ackerman,
C. E. Howell, T. II. Grove, E. Helfrisch, E. D.
D. Taft, C. Werder, N. Y.; S. Van Bipcr, M.
Pawlisou, Mich. Financo Committee A. A.
llardenburgh, A. Hausbcck, L. Budcnbender,
The National Association of Prisoners of War
met at tho same time in another room at tho
armory. Fifty members were present from ton
or twelve States. General J. W. Merrill pro
sided. The two organizations camo together
in tho afternoon.
Tho States were called in rogular order by
Assistant Secretary George H. Lawrouco and
the delegates presented their credentials. Tho
president appointed comrades Jas. Owens, of
N. Y. ; C. C. Shauklin, of Ohio, and Hiram
Buckingham, of Conn., committee on creden
tial?, after which the following were reported
as entitled to representation: Hiram Bucking
ham and B. F. Blakeslec, of Conn.; John C.
Hawley, of District of Columbia; Win. Faulk
ner and Frod. A. Bowc, of Ind.; Jas. G. Bovio
and Chas. H. Shaw, of Mass.; B. B. FurlAyson,
of Mich. ; Jas. Owen, Win. T. Ackorson, James
F. Taylor, A. T. Decker, and Geo. H: Lawrence,
of N. V.; G. N. Tibbies, of N. J.; E. C. Beach,
Chas. E. Howell, and W. K. Marshall, of Ohio.
A resolution condemning the course of Hon.
Geo. B. Davis, M. C, who declared in a lato in
terview his opposition to legislation in tho
interests of ex-soldiers, wan unanimously
adopted. A committee was then appointed to
draft a suitable bill for presentation to Congress
looking to the relief of ex-prisonors of war.
The following officers wero then elected for tho
ensuing year: President, B. F. Blakesleo ; Vice
President, C. C. Shauklin; Chaplain, J. Leo
Gamble; Corresponding Secretary, Hiram
Buckingham; Assistant Secretary and Treas
urer, E. B. Hart; Bocordiug Secretary, E. C.
Beach; Judge Advocate, L. P. Williams.
A Vciv Ohio IVist.
Special Correspondence National Tribune
Bainskor'o, Ohio, Sept. S. James B. Elliott
Post, No. 213, wjis mustered in here recently
by John A. Bitter, D. M. O., with thirty-five
charter members. The following officers wero
elected and installed : Commander, Capt. D. M.
Barrett; S. V. C, Lieut. J. W. Grim; J. V. C,
W. IJ. Wright; Adj., H. K. Boads; Q. M., Tho.s.
S. Boads ; Surg., B. A. Dwyer ; Chap., James
II. Wickersham ; O. D., Thos. M. Ferguson ; O.
G., B. E. Shivers; S. M., N. L. Fritts; Q. M. S.,
John W. Dewitt. H. K. Boads, Adj.
The lienton County (Iowa) Ucunion.'
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Vinton, Iowa, Sept. S. I havo just returned
from tho Beunion of tho Benton County Vet
eran Association at Bello Plaine, Iowa. It was
a very pleasant affair, lasting two days. About
500 veterans were assembled there, and on tho
second day I should judgo there wero twenty
five hundred or three thousand persons present.
Tho address the first day was by Col. Brown,
late of tho Ninety-third Illinois infantry, now
a resident of Gcneoa, III., and was a very fine
speech. In tho evening Capt. A. H. Beed, lato
of the Fourth New York, and now a resident
of Vinton, Iowa, mado a very fine speech, and
was followed by Mr. Willett, of Bello Plaine,
and two others, whoso talk v;iin appreciated by
all, the wholo being interwoven with songs by
tho Glee Club. This closed tho day, and tho
fun commenced for tho night, and chickens
crowed, but they were not allowed to get tho
full howl out before their wind wassjiutollj
and the boys say that thoro was no sleeping
the whole night. The next morning the asso
ciation held its business meeting, electing offi
cers, &c, and At 10:30 aan, tho vets fellinrand
were joined by somo ef the civic societies, and
they wero rovicwed by Gov. Sherman and Gen.
Wilson, formerly chief of staff to Gon. McPher
son. In tho afternoon they wero addressed by
Gov. Sherman and Gen. Wilson, aud the ad
dresses wore a treat enjoyed by all. Music and
songs by tho Gleo Club and band wero excellent.
Tama county was represented by somo two
hundred or more old soldiers) Colouel Mowry
at tho head, and a good timo was had.
Yours, E. H. C
DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA.
Some Very Intcrcnthi Facts Aliont Its Keniarinbly
Itapld (iront-h Kccently.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Feancisville, Sept. 4. Tho Department of
Indiana is a rapidly growing one coming to
tho " front" as first-chiss in an incredibly short
space of time, considering that when the third
annual Encampment convened in Indianapolis
February 22, current year, Department Inspector-General
W. II. Armstrong's (of Morton
Post, No. 1, of Tcrro Haute) report showed
somo thirty-ono Posts in good standing, two in
arreni-s ono dropped and ono that chartor bo
recommended surrendered and a membership
aggregating 2,000 in good standing. General
Order No. 10 from Department headquarters
show an increase since last Order to niuety
thrco Posts, with applications still coming in,
and tho prospects aro that beforo tho term of
tho present Department officers aro out that
thoro will bo at least one hundred and fifty
new Posts, with a membership aggregating
What is tho causo of this awakoning of the
"dry hones," and this unparalleled prosperity-of
this hitherto slumbering Department? Mainly
duo to tho revival of tlio military spirit and tho
re-awakening to a new life of tho "boys;" and
now they aro gathering themselves beneath
tho glorious banners of the " Grand Army of
Bepublic," joining this noble association of.
mon, and becoming united in the bonds of" Fra
ternity, Charity, and Loyalty." Another causo
is tho unparalleled zeal, energy, and activity
given to tho causo by Department Commaudcr
Brigadier-General J. B. Carnahan, Adjutant
General Stato of Indiana and Judge-Advocato-Gcncr.il
Grand Army of tho Bepublic, attached
to Commandor-in-Chief 's Staff, and a numbor
of activo co-workers in the Department.
Ever sineo tho immense military Encamp
ment held at Indianapolis July 1st to Gth, tho
Encampment of somo fifty-eight crack military
companies from all part3 of tho Unitod States
and tho Beunion of tho Indiana Legion and
Veteran regiment, and tho success attending,
applications have been pouring in for the forma
tion of new Posts, aud musters havo taken
placo as abovo stated, showing an increase of
upwards of 300 percent. Eecent General Order
No. 10 announces important changes, among
which is tho relief of Colonel J. B. Shaw, as
Chief Mustering Officer, and tho appoint
ment of B. S. Bobertson, of Post No. 40, Fort
Wayne, as his successor. This has occasioned
considerable surprise, surmise, and comment
throughout tho Department, as thogallant" Lit
tle Shaw" as ho is familiarly known in this
Department has a host of friends, aud quite a
sensation has arisen therefrom. As our
comrade was ono of the beet workers, and was
instrumental in raising and mustering up
wards of twenty new Posts, it is thought
that there aro other things at tho bottom of i t,
among which is: Can any ono of the "rank
and file" dare aspiro to bo Department Com
mander? At leait, this iswhafe Post No. 3,
Lafayette, and other Posts think, tliough the
motives and action of tho Department Com
mander I daro not question.
However, tho good, work go" " Twenty
six now Posts, numbering from 67 at Auburn
to 93 at Spencer, (Ind.) are duly announced.-r3 ti
tho General Order, among tho new Posts xect-utl.
organized, is tho Henry S. Lano Post, No. 7b
of this place. If thoro is anything in a name,
or any signification of a number then this
Post is extremely fortunate. Henry S. Lane,
(the legislator, Beprescntativc, jurist, Governor,
United States Senator, statesman, known as
the " Old Mau Eloquent," whose strong arm
and wiso counsel stood by tho Nation in its
dark hours of trial, but wiio is now gathered to
his Fathers his deeds and memory remain to
be gratefully remembered by a band of soldiers
who loved him so well) and No. "70," that
thrilling number in our Nation's history these
two combined, furnish au episode that precedes
a prosperous career. Henry S. Lano Post, No.
7Gt Department of Indiana, was organized Juno
13, 1SS2, with a charter membership of 31
names, and mustered by Colonel J. B. Shaw,
then the chief mustering officer. Itnownumbcrs
41, and expects an increase of over 100 beforo
the year is out. It is officered as follows:
Commander, Moses M. Gordon ; S. V. C, Ste
phen Thrasher; J. V. C, S. F. Voso; Adj., J.
W. McMurray ; Q. M., D. Engel ; Surg., C. II.
Gariigus; O.D., S.Polk; O.G.,B.Fitzpatrick;
Q. M. S., Augustus Gcer ; S. M., J. M. Stephens.
Tho boys meet semi-monthly. To Commander
Moses Gordon is the credit duo of their organi
zation, who is also raising a military company
to bo mustered into the Stato service.
Y'ours, in F., C, and L., " Silex .
A 5ew and Promising Indiana Post.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Worthington, Ind., Sept. 0. Allow me,
through tho columns of your most valuable
paper, to inform the comrades throughout tho
United States that tho soldiers in f his part of
tho country aro trying to keep pace with tho
rest of our comrades by organizing a Post of
the Grand Army of the Bepublic. On September
G we started off with twenty charter members,
and at our first meeting wo wero re-en forced br
others of our comrades who wanted to bo mus
tered. Wo expect to havo a 1'o.st hero that will
havo enrolled over ono hundred men in less
than two months. Tho following is the list
of officers: Post Commander, A. S. Ilolwur;
Senior Vico-Comniander, Lieut. M. C. Taylor;
Junior Vice-Commander, C. G. Sanders; Oiiieur
of tlio Day, James A. Keith; Officer of tho
Guard, John W. Padget; Quartermaster, S. S.
Sharp; Surgeon, Dr. L. P. Mullinnix; Chap
lain, Bev. W. N. Darnell; Adjutant, George P.
Stono; Sergeant-Major, J. W. Middloton. Wo
wero mustered by Commaudcr David Agnow,
Assistant Mustering Officer, of Yincenne.s,Inl.
I handed your samplo copies of tho Trib
une to tho boys for thorn to look over, and
expect, beforo long, to send yoa quite a club
from this Post.
Tho number of our Post is No. 91. Wo aro
going to mako this Post ono of tho best in tho
Stato. Yours, &c, J. W. Mtddleton,
Sorg.-Maj. Post No. 91.
Tlio Tcrro Haute Itcunioii.
Special Correspondence National Tribuno.
Tekke Haute, Ind., Sept. 11.. Tho pro3
pcctB for a largo gathering of ex-soldiers is
growing better every day, and it is estimated
that there Avill probably bo two thousand sol
diers in camp. All soldiers who agreo to re
main in camp will ho fed free, and all that is
needed for them to bring id their own
"blankets, ns tents and sheets will bo provided
for their comfort.
Tho following organizations will attend tho
Beunion: Twenty-first Illinois infantry (Grant's
old regiment), First Indiana cavalry, Second
Indiana cavalry, Fourth Indiana cavalrv
Seventy-first Indiana iufantry (Sixth cavalry)
Eleventh Indiana cavalry, Eleventh Indiana
infantry, Fourteenth Indiana infantry, Six
teenth Indiana infantry, Thirty-first Indiana
infantry, Thirty-second Indiana infantry,
Thirty-fifth Indiana infantry, Forty-third In
diana infantry, Eighty-iifth Jtodianaduumtry,
Ono Hundred and Thirty-third Indiana in
fantry, Ono Hundred and Forty-ninth Iudiaua
infantry, OnoHundrcd and Fifty-sixth Indiana
infantry, Twenty-first Indiana (First Heavy
artillery), Seventh Indiana battery, Seventy
ninth Illinois infantry, Morton Post, No. 1,
G. A. B.
Tho following distinguished persons aro an
nounced as to be present :
Gen. U."S. Grant, Hon. B. W. Thompson,
ex-Secretary; Gov. A. G. Porter, Gon. Charles
Cruft, Gen. A. D. Slreight, Gon. M. D. Manson,
Gen. J. M. Shackelford, Col. Eli F. Bitter, Gen.
Ben Harrison, Lt.-Gov. Thomas Hanua, Geu.
Fred Knelilcr, General J. C. Black, Col. B. S.
Bobertson. Col. Thomas M. Browne, Col. .
McMakin, Maj. W. W. Carter, Col. J. B. Shaw,
Commander Sons of Veterans; Gen. Paul Van
dervoort, Commander-in-Chief G. A. B., and
all the surviving officers of tho old regiments
Old Camp Harrison (now Vigo Fair Grounds)
has been re-opened, whero tho flag will bo
hoisted and tents pitched Sept. 19. Prizes
amounting to $600 will bo given to tho bst
drilled military companies, both of militia and
Tho camp will bo under tho command of
Capt. S. E. Armstrong, U. S. A., late major of
tho Twenty-first Ind. heavy artillery, and Past
Commander, Department Indiana, G. A. B.
Onr Claimed Veterans Organizing.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Atlantic, Iowa, Sept. 5. At tho late Be
union held at Grand Island, Nebraska, a meet
ing of soldiers who had lost a limb or woro
interested in the passage of H. B. Bill No. 1410,
which, if passed, will increase their pension to
$40 per month, was held, and it was decided to
send a petition to each Post of tho G. A. B. in
tho Union to bo signed returned, and, when
needed, to be sent in together to do this work.
Comrado S. C. Bairett, of Columbus, Nebraska,
and Comrado Henry Fry, of Atlantic, Iowa,
wero appointed as corresponding secretaries,
whose duty will bo to mail these petitions and
perform all the needed correspondence. This
is a big job, but tho labor is done gratuitously
by tho comrades named, who havo divided tho
work as follows: Fry, of Iowa, takes tho States
of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Dakota, Indi
ana, Nev.r York, New Hampshire, Connecticut,
Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Kentucky, Utah,
California, Washington Territory, and Idaho.
Tho work being done without pay, wo must
rely on thoso who will bo benefited by the pas
sago of this bill tocontributo to the payment of
printing and postage, which will bo quite a
sum, aud wo have no timo to lose. As soon as
wo can obtain tho Eoster of Posts, wo wish to
begin mailing tbo petitions. Thoso who aro
interested can Tomit to Comrado Fry if they
resido in tho States named; if not, to Comrado
Barrett. Bemember, success depends on'prornpt
work, and wo will work :is fast as possible. F.
A New Tr!leh!g:ui Post.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Wayland, Mien., Sept. fi. Wo have organ
ized a G. A. B. Post at this place, to bo known
as Sterling Post, No. 74. G. A. B. The follow
ing is a list of otlicers: Commander, Geo. W.
Peaso; S. V. C, John W. Sterling; J. V. C, H.
T. Stringham; Adj., Peter Boss; Surg., Win.
B. Manchester; Chap., James W. Humphrey;
Q. M., David B..Averiil ; O. D., M. C. Haywood;
O. G., V. P. Falcs; S. M., L. DoPrey ; Q. M. S..
Wo havo a charter membership of twenty
four, and as many more aro nnxiou3 to join. You
can set mo down for a lifo subscriber to the
dear old National Tribune. 1 shall try and
get our Post to take it. I am an old Andorsou
villo prisoner; was in prison ono year and threo
days; can detail to you a full account of Bello
Isle, Pcmberton, Andorsonville, Savannah, and
Millcn. Oh, God only knows how wo suffered
in thoso pens. I am to-day suffering from tho
effects, and not able to do manual labor, and
only draw $4.00 per month for an injury re
ceived at tho battle of Autietam. I would not
pass through anothor year like my prison lifo
for all this Government is worth. Still I shall
staud by the old flag as long as I can raise my
arms. Yours, in F., C, aud L.,
Peter Boss, Adj.
Adrian (31icli.) Entertains Her Veterans.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Adrian, Mich., Sept. 9. Tho visiting vet
erans hero havo been enjoying themselves im
mensely, and cheer after cheer showed how
well the " boys" appreciated tho hospitality of
Adrian. A sumptuous dinner was served by
tho ladies, and speeches, recitations and music
wero the order of the day. Mayor Corbin de
livered an eloquent address of welcome, which
was appropriately responded to by D. B. Mor
gan, Col. Drew, Col. It. A. Watts. Capt. Georgo
Young, Mr. Aid Stearns and Mr. Fred. Bay.
Tho following is an extract from tho remarks
of Mr. Stearns, Avhieh will givo a slight idea
of tho sentiment existing here:
"And. now tho question of pensions and pen
sion frauds. 1 hope that in timo we shall have
justice. Tho question is often asked by kick
el's why this man or that man received a
pension. Why does Dick Walts got a pension?
Dick Watts was wounded so von teen times in
tho battlo of Gettysburg, and then they ask
why he gets a pension! Cheers.) Point mo
to a &oldior who gets a pension and don't de
serve it. I know men who deserve a pension.
who haven t applied lor one. And don t bo
alarmed about pension frauds, they aro nothing
to the steals, lor harbors. Applause. J If you
hadn't earned your pension, these people who
pay it and gruniblo wouldn't havo had any
property. Tho war is over, and now let us
protect our interests as citizens."
The tablo seated 2G5 veterans, and tho Be
union was a grand success. J.
Lake Snnnpeo Encampment, X. If.
Special Coricspondenee National Tribune.
Newport, N. II., Sopt. 7. About 2,500 peo
ple were present last Friday at Blodgett's
Landing to view tho Lake Suiiapco Encamp
ment, which was a great success. It was or
ganized with Brig.-Gcn. dough as enmmandor,
G. II. Walson oflicor of the day, P. B. Flanders
officer of tho guard, and O. M. Kimball adju
tant. A permanent organization was effected.
There was a camp-fire, music, and speeches.
Among those who participated in tho exorcises
wero Jlaj. Wyatt, Aide-de-Camp to Paul Van
dervoort, Commander in Chief of tho U.S.;
Vice-Commander Sherman, Past Commander
Bichards, Mustering Officer Linohan, Captain
Durgin, Comrado Libbey, Colonel Fletcher,
Bev. J. W. Adams, Colonel M. W. Tappan, Ma
jor S.im'1 Davis, Camrades Kempton, Holden,
Dimoud, Cheney, Kimball, Bedficld and
Tlio flranil Islr.ml (Xi-b.) Kcnuinn.
Special Correspondence National Tribuno.
Harvard, Neb., Sept. 11. Tho battle
scarred veterans of Nebraska havo enacted
their camp scenes and fought their battles
ovor again. Fully 75,000 peoplo gathered at
Camp Lyon, Grand Island, to witness tho ex
ercises, the storming of tho fort, tho gun-boat
bombardment of Fort Sumter, and tho sham
battle. Tlio monitor, a huge wooden structure
mado to resemble tho original, mounted on
wheols, and propelled by a pair of mules in tho
hold, presented a very natural appearance
steaming around tho fort and sending shell
after shell which exploded over tho rebel
works with such perfection that many an old sol
dior pulled down his head, fearing a piece was
after him, much to tlio delight of tho crowds
that enjoyed Jho excitement. General Man
dorson said ho had seen jackass batteries, but
nover amnio monitor beforo. Flags wero Hying,
drums beating, bands playing and peoplo
theoring-durlng tho engagement..- At-least
30,000 peoplo witnessed tho sham battle, and
tho camp was alivo with happy peoplo night
and day, and no accident happened to mar the
harmony. When day closed, tho attraction
centered in the grand pavillion, where ringing
speeches, war stories aud patriotic songs wero
heard. Five thousand veterans took part in
this Beunion, nearly every State being repre
sented, which brought together many who had
fought upon tho same field and served in tho
same organization. At night tho camp-fires
wore lighted, when thousands of men, women
and children gathered to hear tho recitals of
bloody encounters by land and eea. The Be
union was a grand success, and was tho most
extensive gathering of war veterans that ever
took place in Nebraska.
THE BLUE AND THE GRAY.
Ei-Conrederates Invited to Attend tho Tope&a
Kounion Tlicy Accept.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Sedalia, Mo., Sept. 12. Tlio following let
tors botweon Col. Jasper H. Moss, vice-president
of tho Soldiers aud Sailors' Association of tho
West, and Gen. John S. Marmaduko, president
of the cx-Confederato Association of Missouri,
explain themselves :
Topkka, Kansas, August 23.
General JonN S. Marmaduke.
My Deaic Sir: By a unanimous vote of
tho committee of thirty -eight I was in
structed to invito you and through you to
extend an invitation to the ex-confederate
soldiers of Missouri, Arkansas, and Toxas to
attend the Beunion to bo held in this city
from the 11th to the lGth of September prox.
I inclose to you such printed information re
garding the same as has thus far been circu
lated and hope yon will tako such steps as may
seem proper to you to bring tho matter to tho
attention of tho largest number of your lato
comrades. Arrangements have been mado to
furnish all cx-con federate organizations with
quarters on tho camp-ground. Positions will
bo assigned them in the grand parade, and, in
short, as brothers of a common country, over
which floats tho same flag, wo cxtendtoyou
tho right hand of fellowship, and you and
your late comrades will bo accorded a full
sharo in all tho exercises of tho Beunion.
Vory respectfully, &o.,
(Signed) Jasper, n. Moss,
Vice President Committee of Thirty-eight
Sweet Springs, Saline co., Mo., Sept. 3.
To the ex-confederates of Texas, Arkansas,
and Missouri: Fellow-soldiere It affords mo
profound pleasure to call your attention to tho
chivalrous and patriotic invitation which has
been extended to you to attend the Beunion
of tho Federal soldiers, which takes place at
tho State Fair at Topeka, Kan., September 11th
to 16th. Vice-President Moss, in extending
tho request that you should be there, graciously
says as brothers of a common country, over
whom floats tho samo flag, we extend to you
tho right baud of followship, and your late
comrades will be accorded a full share in all
the exercises of the Beunion. Eighteen years
ago the men who extend to you this greeting
wero arrayed in arms against each other. No
true soldier on either sido but what even then
learned to respect the courage aud devotion to
principle evinced by his opponents. The fate
of war gave victory to the Federal arms.
When the men who fought tho battles of the
country can thus forget the lines flint formerly
divided them, and sink past differences in a
common purpose to exalt American manhood
and bravery, on whatcvor side displayed, the
timo has certainly como when politicians can
no longer prosper by fanning the embers of
sectional animosities, and when all can pledge
thoir unalterable and undying fealty to a re
united country, made up of a proud galaxy of
States, distinct; as tho billows, yet ono as tho
sea. The letter of our Kansas soldier friends
having been addressed to me, the president of
tho Ex-Confederate Association of Missouri, I
hereby, on your behalf, roturn thanks for tho
courtesy, and urgo upon every confederate in
the three States who can possibly do so to
attend tho meeting in that spirit of good sol
dier fellowship and truo patriotism which
prompted too invitation.
(Signed) John S. Marmaduke.
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WILSON POST VICTORIOUS.
It Wins tho Prlae in the Grand Oriolo Parade at
Spccinl Correspondence National Tribune.
Baltimore, September 13. The Oriolo fes
tival commenced yesterday with the celebra
tion of tho sixty-eighth anniversary of the de
fense of Baltimore at Fort McIIenry. The
leading features wero a grand procession, the
dedication of a monument in honor of the com
mandant at. Fort McIIenry during its bombard
ment, a reunion of the Old Defenders of Balti
more, aud a competitive drill of military com
panies at Druid Hill Park.
There were about 40,000 strangers in town,
and tho buildings were generally handsomely
decorated. Tho second division of the proces
sion was composed of the Posts of the Grand
Army of the Bepublic, and mado an oxcellont
display. Tlfo same uniform was worn by all
tho Pests, but tho bands of music interspersed
in tho line and tho differont bannors displayed
by some of the Posts added variety to the gen
eral appearance. Tho marching of the veterans
compared favorably with that of tho military
companies. The line was headed by Colonel
Graham Dukehart, Department Commander,
and his staff, as follows: Captain John H.
Sutcr, assistant adjutant genoral ; H. G. Hayden.
inspector; W. A. Searlcs, acting chief muster
ing officer; John W. Worth, assistant quarter
master-general; aids, A. C. Evans, Cliarles W.
Bantham, Hcury B. Christhilf, John A. Thomp
son, B. G. Scarier, and Charles King; onlorly,
John W. Mitchell; color bearer, John Sullivan.
Tho Posts in lino wero as follows:, Wilson Post. !
No. 1, George B. Creamer commander, and
Georgo W. Johnson, acting adjutant; 200 men.
With tho Past were carried thirty-two old
battle-flags furled upon their standards. The
Post was preceded by its drum corps, and was
followed by tho Wilson Tost Cadets, Sons of
Veterans, 40 in number. Dushano Post, No. 3,
Frank M. Smith, commander; II. Clay Harris,
adjutant; 200 men. The drum corps of this
Post wero dressed in zouavo uniforms and mado
a lino appearance Denison Post, No. 3, of
Woodbcrry, Baltimore county, E. H. Dunn,
commander; W. A. Comb, adjutant, and 75
men. Harry Howard Post, No. 11, William H.
Boyle, commander; (50 men and drum corps.
Guy Post, colored, No. 10, G. C. Cooper, com
mander, J. A. Scott, adjutant; GO mon and
drum corps. Ellsworth Post, colored, No. IP,
Virgil Dorkins, commander; A. W. Collins, ad
jutant; GO mon and drum corps. Burnsido
Post, No. 22, N. Kaufman, commander; I. B,
Punts, adjutant; 40 men. There wero also in
terspersed in tho lino delegations from Hicks
Tost, No. 24, of Easton; Sumner Post, No. 25,
of Chcstortown; John Brown Post, No. 26, of
Cambridge; Meado Post, No. 27, of Annapolis,
and John Bogers Post, No. 2S, of Havre do
Grace. Tho division was closed with a battery
of company L, of the Second United Scates
regiment of artillery from Fort McHenry, con
sisting of four Napoleon guns, each drawn by
four horses. The battery was under charge of
Sergeaut Charles Boyd, and mado a handsomo
show in tho lino.
Whilo tho parade was in progress tho judges
of police, firo companies and Grand Army of
tbo Bopublic Posts drove in barouches to
various points on tho route whero a good view
might bo had of tho appearance and march of
tho contestants. At night they sont to tho
military committeo at the Carrollton Hotel
their decisions, which wero as follows: Prize
of a silver bowl, valued at .fl00, for tho polico
company presenting best general appcaranco,
marching, &c, to tho Northwestern district;
prizo of pieco of silver, valued at $100, to No.
12 Engine Company of this city for uniform
excellence; handsomo silk flag to Wilson Post,
No. 1, for general appearanoe. Tho judges
wero:- Oapolice, Gen, ChaxlesE. PhelpsCol. 1
B. Snowden Andrews and Maj. N. S. Hill ; firo
companies, James Bond, E. L. Jones and Au
gustus AlbeTt; Grand Army Posts, H. Clay
Naill, Thomas J. Shryock and A. W. Sheldon.
A New Jersey Post Presentation.
Special Correspondence National Tribute.
Washington, N. J., Sept. 9. After tho ad
journment of J. F. Eeynolds Post oa the 4th
inst. a largo number of peoplo assembled at
headquarters and witnessed tho presentation
of an escutcheon of tho late Gen. John F. Eey
nolds, who fell at Gettysburg. Post No. 66
and G. W. Taylor Post, headed by a band,
marched to tho town hall and escorted tho
mayor and council to the Post hall. Tho as
semblage was called to order by Post Com
mandor Lukens, when the escutcheon, tho gift
of Mayor Beatty, was presented by Maj. S. W.
Herrickwith an appropriato speech. It wa3
received by Major A. B. Howell on behalf of
tho Post, aud he thanked tho mayor in a few
well chosen remarks. Speeches wero made by
Dr. Nott, Bev. E. C. Clinc, J. V. Commander
Ward, and Attorney Sprykcr.
JT!io Hanner IVt."
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Freehold, N. J., Sept. 7. Capt. T. W. Con
ovor Post, No. 63, attended tho G. A. E. En
campment at Sea Girt, N. J., in a body, carry
ing their colors, each comrado wearing a largo
sunflower in his button-holo. Upon reporting
at tho adjutant's headquarters, it was there
learned that wo were tho Banner Post, having
twenty-seven comrades in line. AU enjoyed
themselves during the day, leaving thp canrp
in tho ovening hoping that by the coming of
another summer the Department of New Jer
sey may havo a Department Encampment.
Y'ours, in F., C, and L., Adj!.
And thoTery Substantial Kntlons Which it Contains
for tho Boys.
A new Post has been established at Jerome
ville, Ohio, with 3-1 charter members.
There is to bo a soldiers' Beunion at Neills
ville, Clark county, Wis., October 9th.
Mays Post, No. 220, Franklin, Pa., has a
membership of 125, and is rapidly increasing.
Post 1, at Bockford, HI., is in a very flour
ishing condition. It now numbers 200 mem
bers. The Beunion of tho Twenty-sixh Michigan
infantry will bo held at Mason, Mich., Novem
Kilpatrick Post, of Holyoke, Mass., has re
organized. The Post will go to the Westfield
Tho association of ex-prisoners of war of
Kinsas met during tho Beunion at Topeka,
Washington Post, No. 12, G. A. B., of Kansas,
will hold a Beunion at Lawrence, September
ISth to 24th.
Commander-in-Chief Vandervoort attended
the Grand Island Beunion, and will be present
at the Topeka Beunion.
There will be a Beunion of the Ono Hundred
aud Fourteenth Pennsylvania at Burgettstown,
Beaver county, Ta., October 10th.
Comrades of Dallas county (Texas) Posts arc
talking of a Camp-firo this fall, to interest
candidates to look after soldier votes.
The Eighty-fourth Indiana and Nineteenth
Indiana battery will hold a Beunion at Knights
town tho 19th and 20th of September.
There will bo a Beunion of the Seven ty
fonrth Ohio volunteer infantry at the Soldiers'
Home, Xenia, Ohio, on the 20th inst.
Thomas Bronnan, of Freeland, a nieinbar of
Major C. B. Coxo Post, No. 147, G. A. B., Drif
ton, Pa., died on Saturday evening after a lung
Andrews Post, at Ashland, Ohio, recently
passed a resolution to petition Congress in
favor of tho equalization of bounties. Pass it
along tho line.
Tho drafted men of 1S63. of Steuben county,
N. Y., held a convention on tho 23d ulr. to or
ganize county and town committees to ccusider
tho matter of their reimbursement.
Tho fourteenth Beunion of tho Army of tho
Cumberland will bo held at Milwaukee, Sep
tember 20th and 21st, 1SS2. Extensive prepa
rations are being mado for a pleasant time.
Colonel A. H. McClnre, editor of the Phila
delphia Times, is to deliver a lecture at Sun
bury, To.., this fall, in tho interest of tho Sol
diers' Monument Association, without charge.
The Hart (Michigan) Argus says Shields Post,
No. 63, of that place, is composed of a fine lot of
men, and in their drill give ovidencc that they
had not forgotten tho old step and word of
The Beunion of the Ninety-eighth regiment
O. V. I. will bo held at Cadiz, Ohio, October
5th, the second day of the fair. AU members
of the regiment will be admitted to the fair
froo of charge
Tho Beunion of tho Thirty-third Iowa in
fantry took place at Cainp Tuttle, Oskaloosa,
Iowa, on September 12th, 13th, and 14th. Wo
go to press too early to print an account of tho
Beunion, but will give full particulars" next
For tho benefit of tho boys who may havo
forgotten the recipo for our favorite army dish,
wo reproduce it, as it may bo needed at our
Bennions : " Take a pail of water and wash it
clean; then boil it till it is brown on both
sides; pour in ono bean; when tho bean begins '
to worry, prepare it to simmer; if the soup will
not simmer, it is too rich, and you must pour
in more water; dry tho water with a towel
beforo you put it iu ; the dryer the water the
sooner it will brown." Topeka Camp Fire.
At tho Beunion of the Forty-second Ohio
volunteer iufantry, President Garfield's old
regiment, at Akron, Ohio, August 30th, tho
seat of tho lato President was left vacant, aud
tho by-laws so amended that there will bo no
more presidents of tho association. Captain
llenry, President Hinedalo of Hiram Collego,
Lieutenant-Colonel Bon A. Pardee, Captain A.
S. McCIuro of tho Sixteenth Ohio volunteer
infantry, and others, made addresses. Next
Beunion at Belle Fontaine, August 29, 1S33.
Tho Beunion of tho One Hundred aud Thir
teenth Ohio volunteer infantry at St. Paris on
tho 1st inst. brought raoro pcoplo to that placo
than ovor before. There was a large proces
sion, instrumental and vocal music, aud a grand
dinner given by tho ladies. Speeches wero
mado by General Mitchell, General J, W
Keifer, Judgo Warmic, and Col. Solon Jones.
Major Otwa Watson was elected president of
tho association, aud W. C. Eoso vice-president,
when a banquot followed. Tho next placo of
meeting will bo Granville, on September 20,
The hall of Thobum Post, G. A. B., at Mar
tin's Ferry, Ohio, was dedicated last Wednes
day evening with great ceremony. Many com
rades of tho Order from abroad wero present
with their ladies. The following was the pro
gramme of exercises :Song "America"; pre
sentation of hall to tbo Post by tho trustees ;
accoptauco Comrado Meek; song choir;
dedicatory prajor Bev. E. B. Jones; song
choir;, Dedication address Comrade C. L.
Poorman of Spangler Post, No. 99; song
choir; toast "Our Patriotic Ladies of tho
Lato War," responso by Bev. E. B. Jones;
Toat "One Couutry, Ono Flag, No North,
No South, No Rist, No West," responso bi'Eev.
G. C. Sedgwick ; Toast" Our Soldiers of tho
Lato War, Living or Dead," responso by Dr.
J. M. Todd of Barnum Post, No. 221; song
clioix;.bonedictiori---Be7. CC Sedgwick,