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THE NATIONAL" TBIBuUE: "WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1882.
GRAND ARMY AFFAIRS.
Prom Maine's Piney Forests
ILLINOIS HARD AT WORK.
Good Rations In Out Haver
sack for AH tlie Boys.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
New York, Oct. GO, 1SS2. Whatever may
have been said in regard to the movement in
augurated by Commander Nicholas W. Day, of
John A. Dbc Post, of this city, and its effect
upon the present canvass in this State, one
thing is sure, that the chiefs of departments in
Federal and State affairs have heard tho noise
from afar, and have made up their minds to
listen to the thunder of the veterans. I have,
therefore, the satisfaction to report that by per
emptory order of Secretary Chandler, of the
Navy, all the G. A. R. comrades who were dis
charged from the navy-yards a month or two
ago have since been reinstated. At the same time
I desire to add this fact, that even before tho
now well-known meeting at Schilling I Tall took
place, Commander "Walker, of Rankin Post, No.
10, called the attention of Secretary Charles J.
Folger to the fact that the widow of a onco
well-known army surgeon had been an appli
cant for a position in the Treasury Department,
and had not succeeded, and Commander Wal
ker desired Mr. Folger to inquire as to the
cause of the delaj-. Tho result was, that when
Mr. Folger next visited New York, and was
again called upon by Commander Walker, ho
handed to tho latter the appointment sought
after by tho lady and her friends of Rankin
The New York comrades Avho visited Phila
delphia on Grand Army day are highly de
lighted with their reception. Sumner Post,
No. 24, had the largest delegation on the ground,
but tho Department headquarters were ably
represented by Assistant Adjutant-General
George F. Hopper, and also by Senior Yico
Commander Keith, of Troy.
Since my last the organization of new Posts
throughout the State has gone on without in
terruption. Tho following Posts have received
charters during tho week : No. 30 1, at Cherry
Creek, Chautauqua county; No. 303, at New
Baltimore, Greene county ; No. 300, at Theresa,
Jefferson county; No. 307, at Steamburgh,
Cattaraugus county; No. 303, at;Mayville, Cha
The following general order has just been
issued by Department Commander Frascr. It
will be seen that some of the most active men
of the order have been appointed ou the De
Hd'qs DurAErarENT op New York,
Grand Army op the Republic,
252 Broadway, Oct. 27th, 1SS2.
General Orders, No. 7.
L Tho Department Commander again directs
the attention of Post Commanders to the im
portance of forwarding their reports to these
headquarters, strictly in conformity with Chap.
Y, Art. II, Sec, I, p. 23, of the Rules and Regu
lations. The Commanders of fifty Posts have neglect
ed to perform their duty in this respect, and in
consequence thereof Department officers aro
unable to consolidate and transmit their reports
to National Headquarters. Wo feel assured
that this significant portion of your obligation
will be at once complied with.
II. By reference to the exhibit of increase,
which you will find recorded below, it will be
readily comprehended that the Department of
New York is in a flourishing condition, both as
regards the organizing of new Posts and tho
increase of membership in the older ones.
In view of above facts the Department Com
mander takes this opportunity to incite every
comrade to renewed exertion in the direction
of augmenting the membership of our Depart
ment. If each comrado will at once constitute
himself a recruiting officer, with an earnest de
termination to secure at least one recruit for
his Post before the end of the year, we can then
consistently lay claim to tho proud motto of
Once more, comrades ! A long pull, a strong
pull, and all pull together.
IIL The Council of Administration are here
by ordered to assemble at these headquarters on
Friday, November 3d, at 4. p. m. Business of
vital importance to tho interests of the Grand
Army of the Republic.
IV. The following new Posts have been or
ganized since issuance of last general order:
Post No. 232, at Kennedy, by Comrade II. E.
Stainbach ; 2d3, at Long Island City, by Com
rade Fred'k Siebert; 261, at Malone, by Com
rade H. H. Bailey; 2S5, at Jamestown, by Com
rado II. E. Stainbach; 23G, at Brooklyn, by
Comrade Chas. W. Cowtan; 2-57, at Cattaraugus,
by Comrade H. E. Stainbach ; 2SS, at Hartford
Mills, by Comrade E. B. Black ; 239, at Eroad
albin, by Comrade Thos. Pursell ; 200, at Cor
inth, by Medical Director "Win. A. Hall ; 291, at
Middleburg, by Past S. V. Dept. Com. A. B.
Leurcnce; 292, at Portland, by Comrade W. Q.
Huggins ; 293, at Rockland, by Comrade Chas.
11. Smith ; 291, at Hoosick Falls, by S. V. Dept.
Com. Robt. Keith ; 293, 'at Sherman, by Com
rade Abram S. Prather; 290, at Canaseraga, by
Past S. Y. Dept. Com. A. B. Laurence ; 297, at
Randolph, by Comrado Wm. II. Hick ; 29 at
Kendall, by Comrade Geo. D. Curtis; 299, at
Batavia, by Comrado II. E. Stambach ; 300, at
New York, by Comrade Wm. H. Wharton; 301,
at Gamsville, by Aide-de-Camp A. Harrington.
The commander congratulates the Depart
ment on the reorganization, on a solid basis, of
Poet No. 200, H. E. Turner, Commander, by
Department Inspector Geo. A. Cantine.
Y. The following additional aides-de-camp
on the staff of the Department Commander are
hereby announced: Wm. McEntee, Dahlgren
Post, No. 113; Chas. D. Austin, Steele Post, No.
2G9; E. D. Van Slvkc, A. L. Brooks Post, No.
272; Wm. H. Hick, Torbert Post, No. 21b; Leh
man Israels, Lincoln Post, No. 13; C. D. Sturde
vaut, H. C. Sturdevant Post, No. 2S2.
VI. Information is wanted at these head
quarters of Capt. William Blewitt, -1th N. Y.
(. iiv. ; any member of 33d N. Y. Vols, who knew
Corp. James McLoughlin ; any officer or en
listed man on gunboat Penobscot who knew
William B. Ackcrly; any member of Co. II,
51th N. Y. Vols, who knew Jacob Shuler; any
officer or enlisted man who knew D. Wesley
Whitakcr, Co. F, 71st N. Y. S. M., taken
prisoner at first Bull Run ; any officer or private
who knew of the wounding of Frederick Flor
stead, Co. L, 13th N. Y. H. Art., at the battle
of the Wilderness ; any soldier who know of
the accidental wounding in tho head, while in
Barrack No. 10, at Elmira, of Joseph Sweiuder,
by a recruit, while handling a pistol, in March,
lHjl; address of Capt. H. W. Ramsey, Co. II,
IMthN. Y. Vols, and Thomas Clark, Co. K,
72d N. Y. Vols., or any member who knew
Thomas Auldridge, of said company; also Capt.
John Duff, Co. A, 170lh N. Y. "Vols.; Capt.
Robinson, Co. A, 3d N. Y. L. Art. ; Capt. Robt.
31 Otto Hertzog, Co. M, 1st Regt. N. Y. Caw;
any member who kijew Jacob Smith or John J.
ScLlacfer, Co. K, 2d N. Y. Vols. ; any member
of (o. (', lG3th N. Y. V. Inf., who was at Cam)
Ford, Texas, or knew W. II. Rosevclt; Surg.
John Jenkins, -19th N. Y. Vols.; any per.on
who knew Gustavo Adolph Ranch, late of Co.
I, 52d N. Y. Vols.; Capt. John C. Horton and
Licuts. James Bell, John M. Duncan, William
F Alii n and James C. Shaw, or any mmbcr of
Co. G, 1st N. Y. Inf., who served in 1301 in said
company ; Capt. W. D. Cole and Lieut. Jamas
Shaw, Co. C, 1st N. Y. V. Inf.; I. F. Frisbie, of
Farmingham Centre, Mass., late Asst. Surgeon
on V. S. S. Honduras in 1803; any officer or
enlisted man who knew of Manning Steele and
his sickness while a member of Co. 117, 2d Bat.
Yet. Reserve Corps.
VII. The findings and sentences of Post
Court Martial proceedings in the following cases
have been approved by the Department Com
mander, and the comrades named are dishonor
ably discharged from tho Grand Army of the
Republic: Charles M. Atwcli, Seward Post, No.
37; George W. Roberts, Hollister Post, No. 27;
Max Werle, Koltcs Post, No. 32; John Shutz,
J. L. Riker Post, No. G2.
VIII. The following rejections havo been
reported at these headquarters : John McMahon,
fireman U. S. S. Winona, by Mansfield Post, No.
35; Hans Anderson, late Boatswain Mato U. S.
Naw, bv Rankin Post, No. 10; John llsbecker,
Gint. Co. F, 05th N.G.R.N. Y.,by Chapin Post,
No. 2; Private James Pincell, Co. A. 09 th N. Y.
Vols., and Bernard McManus. Co. G, 09th N. Y.
Vols, bv James Shields Post, No. 09 ; Edward E.
Tinsda'le, Co. K, 12th N. Y. S. M., and John
Martin, Co. G, -10th N. Y. Vols., by James C.
Rico Post. No. 29; John Pemberton. bugler,
Co. M, 12th N. Y. Caw, by Alex. Mabon Post,
No. 125 ; John J. Ranny. private Co. I, 2d N.
Y. Mounted Rillos bv Charles B. Sprout Post,
No. 7G; Dewitt Pierce, private Co. H. 152d N.
Y. Vols., bv Garfield Post, No. 229; Jacob
Kaiser, private Co. F, Sth U. S. Inf., by Wm.
D. Kenned v Post, No. 42; William McCombcr,
private Co' D, 111th N. Y. V., Eugene A.
Sharpe, private C. K, 110th N. Y. Vols., and
Chauncev Steinburv, private Co. M, 2d N. Y.
Caw. bv Alfred A. Morse Post, No.2G3; Michael
Smith, private Co. E, 20th N. Y. Caw, Lotus
Mills, sergeant Co. H. 2d N. Y. H. Art., John
Ycrlev. private Co. C, 10th N. Y. II. Art., Envin
C. Barker, Co. B, 33th N. Y. Vols., and Co. E,
20th N. Y. Caw, Osman Dver. Co. C, 1st N. Y.
L. Art., and Co. E, 5th N. Y. H. Art., Thaddcus
Worslcn, privato Co. II, G9th N. Y. Vols., and
Joseph H. Roe, private Co. H, 20th N. Y. Caw,
by Steele Post, No. 2G9. By order of
James S. Fraser,
Official : Dept. Commander.
Geo. F. Hopper,
Asst. Adjt. General.
Something About Post Jfo. 208.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Kexdall, N. Y., October 23. Tho interest
among the ex-soldiers of this place has been on
the increase for some time past and we havo
just organized David Jones Post, No. 293, with
twenty charter members.
We were mustered in Friday, October 20th,
by Post Commander G. D. Curtis, of Hiram
Curtis Post, No. Ill, Albion, who, with a largo
number of comrades, performed tho duties
The new officers chosen were as follows : Post
Commander, P. R. Woodcock; S. V. C, M. W.
Kidder; J. Y. C, Wm. H. B. Rowe; Adjutant,
Jas. Cassidy; Q. M., John W. Simpkins; Sur
geon, C. Sullest ead; Chaplain, Chas. L. Barber;
O. D., Allen Fruthers; O. G., Augustus Ritz;
Serg't-Maj., Willard Johnson ; Q. M. Sergeant,
After the muster tho two Posts formed in
lino and marched to the Felt House, where the
ladies, wives, aud daughters had prepared an
elegant banquet, to which tho boys did amplo
justice, while tho laughter, jest, sallies of wit,
reminiscences, songs and speeches followed
each in quick succession. We will not soon
forget the pleasant timo around that Camp
fire. At a late hour wo bade our guests good
bye and went to our homes with a determina
tion to mako this Post a success. Tho outlook
is splendid. The material of which it is com
poseel insures a strong, live Post, and beforo
long we shall have a membership of forty or
more. Already wo are discussing uniform,
equipments, and drill, and intend this to bo
tho banner Post in perfection in this country.
A sad incident connected with our muster may
be of interest to all your readers. A few hours
beforo our muster-in one of our charter mem
bers was taken suddenly ill and died. At the
request of his friends we buried him with tho
beautiful servico of the G. A. R. The day was
fine and the church was filled to overflowing.
Although thcro had been no drill, rehearsal,
nor preparation, yet the movements were all
well done, while the march to the cemetery
was a credit to us. An immenso crowd gath
ered to witness tho last rites of a soldier's
Subsequently wo learned that the widow and
orphan children were left in poor circumstances,
and at our first regular meeting sufficient money
was raised in tho Post to defray tho funeral
expenses, while our Relief Committee are now
at work with good success in providing means
for tho comfortable maintenance of tho family
tho coming winter. Money and provisions havo
been pledged. This shows wo recognize tho
sacred obligations to care for tho widow and
orphan. We do not intend that this family
shall be separated or suffer for the comforts of
Your paper is by far the best wo over havo
seen elevotcd to tho interests of tho soldier.
You have many subscribers here now and still
many more to follow.
We shall occasionally report progress as wo
get a larger usefulness.
Yours, in F., C. and L.,
P. R. Woodcock.
First General Reunion of tho Second eir York
The surviving members of the Second New
York heavy artillery met at Utica, N. Y., on
September 28th for their first general Reunion.
The attendance was large. Tho meeting was
called to order by Major M. M. Jones, on whoso
nomination Joseph Porter, of Rome, was elected
chairman. M. M. Jones was chosen secretary.
John S. Aitkcn, of Utica, Delcvan S. Miller,
Major Dean F. Rockwell, Lieutenant Charles
A. Hurlburt and James H. Wheeler were ap
pointed a committee to report a plan for a per
manent organization. The committco subse
quently reported in favor of forming a per
manent organization by tho election of Colonel
Oscar F. Hulser as president; Major Dean F.
Rockwell, first vice-president; W. Hector Gale,
second vice-president ; Alonzo F. Miller, secre
tary; Joseph Porter, corresponding secretary,
and Theodore II. Musson, treasurer. The re
port was unanimously adopted. It was re
solved that tho next meeting of this organi
zation bo held at Rome in February next.
Robert J. Clark, M. M. Jones, Thomas T.
Evans, of Utica; W. Hector Gale, of Oneida;
J. G. Campbell, of Frankfort; Daniel French,
of Trenton, and J. 11. Wheeler, of Rome, were
constituted a board of managers.
W. Hector Gale, of the Oneida Free Press, de
livered a beautiful and touching apostrophe in
the presence of the four stands of colors, tat
tered and battle-scarred, of tho company, the
veterans standing, at tho closo of which threo
hearty cheers were given for the old flags.
The members of Second New York heavy artil
lery present were :
Company A. Lieutenant Joseph Buckle,
Brooklyn; Charles Marcellus, Conslniilin; Geo.
A. Green, New London, Conn.; Geo. Weaver,
Vernon; James F. Whiting, Middlovillo;
Alonzo F. Miller, Utica.
Company D. Thomas T. Evans, Utica; John
M. Woodward, Whitcsboro; John S. Ailken,
Utica; Isaac G. Slralton, Chad wicks; Robert J.
Clark, Utica; JohnjRecso, Chad wicks; Patrick
Ferris, William Jamicson and George H. Cun
ningham, all of Utica.
Company E. Chaptain D. C. Stoddard, Cap
tain John J. Williamson, Lieutenant Joseph
Steele, Daniel Sullivan, Elias Garlock, Jacob
Groat, John Cullen, Utica; Lieutenant Charles
A. Hurlburt, Lieutenant Lucius T. Bushnell,
William Alsop, Orlando Briggs, N. S. Donald
son, L. M. Bryant, Julius Halhert, T. H. Mus
son, Gilbertsville, Otsego county; Charles Sladc,
Unadilla; A. J. Jackson, New Berlin; Gilbert
Birdsall, North Brookfield; A. J. Birdsall, of
New Orleans; Joseph Porter, Rome; M. J.
Cook, of Houseville, Lewis county.
Company F. James H. Wheeler, Rome, and
E. II. Roeback, Marcy.
Company G. Martin V. Mattcson, New Ber
lin; Joseph McWennie, Whitevsboro; Cyrus M.
Vickerman, Chittcnango; Jeremiah P. Coun
tryman, Middleville, and Calvin McCarg,
Company H. Legrande Phetteplace, of
Linoklaen; Henry Ames, DeRuyter; William
E. Tabor, Utica; Delovan S. Miller, Albert V.
Rogers, Jason B. Skermcrhorn, all of Water
town; Isaac Boothroyd, Chittcnango; Richard
Sladc, Unadilla; James A. Palmer, Dion; Wm.
Pclton, Utica, and Cyrus P. Russell, Smyrna.
Company K. Robert W. Lewis, of Blossvalc;
Elhanan Stone, Rome ; Thomas Clark, Middle
ville; Peter W. Goo, Ilion; J. G. Campbell,
Frankfort; James Swan, New York Mills;
Lorcn True, Thomas S. Davis, both of Ilion.
Company L. Andrew J. Woodbridge, Frank
fort Hill; Wilbur V. Minott, Herkimer; James
M. Al void, Frankfort Hill ; James McCarn, Ilion,
and William II. Deyle, Frankfort.
Compauy M. Daniel French, Trenton ; Maj.
Dean M. Rockwell, Trenton Falls : Levi Watts,
Whitcsboro; W. Hector Gale, Oneida; Harvey
B. Dcnison, Westmoreland ; John C. Dawley,
Bartlett; Truman W. Lyman, Watcrtown;
Roland J. Roberts, Waterville; Major M. M.
A Xcit Tost, nt Itatavia.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
East Elba, N. Y., Oct. 2G. Last night Upton
Post, No. 299, G. A. R., was organized at Bata
via with thirty-ono members a pretty good
send-off wo think. Department Commander
C. E. Stambach, with a delegation from Buffalo,
Attica, Brockport, and Spenccrport, was pres
ent to muster us in, and the'y did it up in fine
style. As this is tho only Post in Genesee
county, wo expect to see it grow in numbers
until it will rank with some of those that are a
great deal older. We havo veteran organiza
tions in several of the towns in this county.
Tho following aro tho officers elcctctl for the
present term: Commander, W. J. Reedy; S. V.
C, W. II. Raymond ; J. V. C, Gcorgo Thayre ;
Q. M., John O. Griffith; Adj., Peter Thomas;
Chap., C. E. Nicholas; O. D., O. C. Parker; O.
G., Morris McMullin. We expect to see every
member of Upton Post taking The Tribuxe,
and I think wo will number 100 members by
the 1st of January next.
Yours, in F., C, and L.,
G. W. Mather.
Who is Tho Yonnse.st Yotcran of Iho "War!
To tho Editor Natioxal Tribuxe:
Tho Tribuxe finds its way into my homo
each week, where it is a very welcome visitor
to all of the members of the household. I was
a drummer boy during tho war, serving nearly
four years in the Second New York heavy ar
artillcry. I had supposed I was about tho
youngest person that saw service in the army,
but eluring the past year havo learned through
your columns of several who wero quite as
young when they enlisted. I was but two
months over thirteen years old when I entered
the service and re-enlisted with my regiment,
serving until September 29, 1SG5, so it may bo
possible that I was tho youngest veteran of tho
Tho numerous reports of Reunions being held
all over the country indicates that thero is a
general movement "all along the lines."
I havo always found tho Tribuxe a very in
teresting paper, but ithas improved so much
of late that I do not see how any old soldier who
has seen a copy can do without it. I saw it stated
recently that over 11,000 names had been
dropped from tho pension rolls tho past year,
and would liko to ask if that includes those who
havo died and of tho widows who remarry, &c.
Wishing the Tribuxe tho success it so much
deserves, I will close with a kindly greeting to
all of the old boys.
Delevax S. Miller,
Lato of Co. H, 2d N. Y. II. Art'y,
1st Brig., 1st Diw, 2d Corps.
Watertowx, N. Y.
Tho Commissioner of Pensions gives tho
number dropped 11,-MG, tip to closo of fiscal
year ending Juno 30, 1S32. This includes in
valids who havo died, widows who havo re
married, &c, &c. Ed.
Unconditional Surrender of 'ctt Jersey Boys to
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Haddoxfield, New Jersey, Oct. 27, 1S32.
Thomas H. Davis Post, No. 5:3, Department
of New Jersey, had a fine timo of it at Haddon
ficld, last Saturday evening. Tho business of
tho evening was the preliminary inspection of
tho Post by Assistant Inspector Comrade C. P.
Lord, of Lyon Post, No. 10, who, after duly
inspecting the Post, complimented it on tho
prompt and efficient manner in which its work
was done. At this juncture of affairs thero was
an alarm at tho outer door. On learning tho
cause of the alarm the Post surrendered with
out resistance to tho ladies of the L. L. League,
Avho at onco made themselves mistresses of tho
situation, but, contrary to tho usual terms of
capitulation, instead of demanding tho side
arms from the officers, they presented to tho
Post five handsome swords and sashes, also a
handsome flag. The presentation was mado on
behalf of tho ladies by Comrado Rev. D. B.
Harris, in a neat and appropriate address, which
was replied to by Commander H. D. Moore, in
an able and interesting speech. After speeches
and songs by tho comrades tho work of tho
evening was closed by tho partaking of an ele
gant repast, provided by the ladies of tho L. L.
League. Chas. Pjiixxy.
Keeping the Old Uny-Stato Iiojs in Lino at West
Spccinl Correspondence National Tribune.
Wjsst Newhury, Oct. 2G. One of tho most
successful Camp-fires ever held in tho Mcr
rimac Valley occurred at West Newbury
Wednesday evening, under tho auspices of
Major Boyd Post, No. 151, Ephraim Bailey
commander. Thcro was a large delegation
from Major How Post, No. 47, of Haverhill,
and also from Post 111, of Merrimac. The com
mander Avelcomed the comrades in a brief
speech, in which he slated that the object of the
Camp-firo was to extend a cordial greeting to
all ex-soldiers, after which an old-fashioned
colIation,'such as old soldiers can appreciate, was
partaken of with evident satisfaction.
Commander Bailey then brought out C. E.
Pcabody, of Post -17, who favored tho assembly
with one of his choice songs, which received a
hearty encore. Com. Roberts, of Merrimac Post,
made some well-timed remarks, and the follow
ing comrades were called and responded with
sentiments of fraternity to each other, loyalty
to the old ilag, and charity towards those who
may by misfortune need that lovo that always
prompts a soldier to heroic deeds: G. F. Moore,
E. G. W. Cartwright, J. M. Davis, tT. G. Scates,
Lorenzo Frost, and John Mandeville, of Post
17, Haverhill; Comrades Smart, Sargent, and
Wiggin, of Post 111, Merrimac, and others. A
bountiful collation was furnished.
The Post at West Newbury has a small mem
bership, brought about through several causes,
but they have a good sum of money on hand,
and wo seo no good reason why they cannot
induce all e;x-soldiers to simply do their duty
and put their shoulders to tho wheel of tho
best organized force of soldiers our comet ever
looked upon. The National Tribuxe was
referred to by one of tho speakers as tho only
real soldiers' paper published.
llcnnion of Veteran Cavalrymen.
About seventy-first members of tho First
Massachusetts Cavalry Association met at the
Revere House last evening at G.30 to celebrate
their seventeenth annual Reunion. At tho
business meeting Gen. Horace Binney Sargent
was elected president. After the meeting tho
company repaired to tho banquet hall and
enjoyed the annual dinner.
Cheering Words from tho ft rand Army in tho
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
B.vxgor, Me., Oct. 2G. Thursday, October
19th, Chief Mustering Officer R. G. Rollins, ac
companied by Colonel II. B. Farnham, Depart
ment Commander; Colonel C. V. Crossman,
Commander B. H. Bcalo Post 12, and Comrades
C. J. Noble and T. T. Tabor, took a trip to Fort
Fairfield, Me., where they wcro met by the old
soldiers who were desirous of being organized
into a Post to be called Kilpatrick Post, No. Gl,
with tho following officers: Commander, H. O.
Terry; S. V. C, J. A. Bridges ; J.V.C.,A.Wcnt-
worth; Q. M., J. J. Grey; Surg., W. A. John
ston; Chaplain, Hudson Sawyer; O. D.. S. II.
Condon; O. G., C. C. Pomeroy. Everything
passed off pleasantly, and Kilpatrick Tost starts
under favorable auspices.
On Friday, tho 20th, tho comrades drove
twenty-two miles to Washburn, Me., and mus
tered A. 31. Story Post, No. G3 (No. G2 being
organized at Campdcn by A. A. G. Foster), with
the following ollicers: Commander, Wm. Luce;
S. V. C, J. M. Story; J. V. C, F. L. Farnham;
Q. M., J. Nutting; Adjt., A. N. G. Tlace; Chap
lain, D. M. Potter. This promises to be one of
our strong Posts, the comrades all vicing with
each other to make a success of it. There is a
good prospect of some six or seven moro Posts
being started before the year goes out, and wo
hope to be able to do our share towards securing
tho number our Commander-in-Chief set for
tho growth of tho Order this year. We still
read your paper with pleasure, and only wish
it was in the hands of every soldier in this vast
country. You are on the right side. Go on in
tho good work, and wo will try and strengthen
you as best we can.
A ricasant Gathcrinsr at Stillwater 3Iarchins to
tho Tunes or '01.
Spccinl Correspondence- National Tribune.
Stillwater, Mixx., Oct. 11. A Reunion
was held hero by Mullcr Post, No. 1, at 7:15 p.
m. Garfield Post, No. S, and Acker Post, No.
21, fiom St Paul, with a detachment from Geo.
N. Morgan Post, No. 4, Minneapolis, arrived.
They wore met at the depot by Mullcr Post,
headed by the drum and fife corps, and escorted
to their hall. As tho column moved forward
with the dear old flag, the Stars and Stripes, and
the bright G. A. R. banner fiying to tho mar
tial music of tho drum and fife, tho writer's
memory ment back to tho days of 'Gl to 'G5,
when that music had in it a deeper meaning,
and signified far more to the boys that wore
the blue than tho mere pleasure of hearing it
at the present day.
Though tho steps of tho old veterans were
not as elastic as they were twenty years ago,
yet they were firm and regular. On their ar
rival at Post headquarters mutual greetings
and clasping of hands was the order for awhile;
then Commander Taylor called the Comrades
to order and extended to the visiting comrades
the welcome of Mulier Post, lie then intro
duced Mr. Samuel Watkins, the popular Mayor
of tho city of Stillwater, who in a very appro
priate address welcomed tho comrades, and
extended to them tho freedom and hospitality
of the city, " hacks included." Short addresses
were made by Hon. E. W. Durant, Dcpt.-Com.
Marty ; comrades J. P. Rea ; II. A. Ames, Mayor
of Minneapolis; S.Harriman.W.H. Harrington,
Com. Becker, and a score of others. Comrado
Hawkins sang several old army songs, in which
all present joined in tho chorus with a hearty
gopd will. Tho next duty to bo dono was to
take caro of a lot of baked pork and beans, cof
fee, sandwitches, served in tho old army style
(tin plates and cups, but no chips for plates),
which were enjoyed in a true soldierly manner.
After refreshments were disposed of, S. V. Dept.
Commander J. P. Rea paid a glowing tribute to
tho boys who did not return, which was lis
tened to with close attention. One of the most
interesting features of the evening was the call
ing of the roll, which was dono in the following
manner: Each comrade roso to his feet, gavo
his name, company, regiment or ship, brigade,
division, corps, and army. The result was. men
that wore strangers before wero found to bo old
comrades, some even of the same company and
regiments, and many who wero in the samo bri
gades and divisions. Tho entire evening was
passed in short addresses, reading, recitations,
relating army anecdotes and incidents that
occurred during our army life, and tho singing
of tho old, familiar songs, and music by tho
drum and fifo corps.
Among thoso present wcro tho following:
Department ollicers and staff, Dept.-Com. A.
Marty, S. V. Commander J. P. Rea, Medical
Director J. C. Rhodes, Chaplain W. II. Harring
ton, Assistant Adjutant-General S. Bloomer, As
sistant Q. M. General F. SieboldChief Muster
tering Officer E. D. Taylor, and Aids Mosier
About twelve p. m.tho long Toll was'sounded,
Iho hoys fell into line, marched to tho depot,
and embarked for home. On their march to
the depot Iho whole lino sang "We Won't go
Home Till Morning," "Tramp, Tramp," Ac; in
fact, the old boys wero young onco more, all
feeling that these Reunions aro far more enjoy-
ablo to tho members of tho G. A. R. than all
other entertainments that can bo had ; it makes
us forget that we aro growing old, and that wo
are growing less in numbers year by year sis the
Great Commander-in-Chief calls comrades to
join the ever-lengthening lines of tho invisible
Yours, in F., C, and L.,
Late Lieut. Co. D, Kith Reg't Vet. Ts. Corps.
of a Soldiers' Monument
Specinl Correspondence Kationnl Tribune.
Paixesvilli:, O., Oot. 22. Yesterday tho
monument in memory of tho patriotic dead of
Wcathersfield, Triinblo county, Ohio, was un
veiled with impressive ceremonies, in tho
presence of several thousand people It is a
gray granite shaft, standing about sixteen feet
high, surmounted by an eagle, tho second
section bearing tho emblems of the several
branches of tho service; on tho fust plinth are
tho namosvof four representative battles on
tho front, "Shiloh;" on tho right, "Freder
icksburg;" on tho loft "Lookout Mountain;"
rear, "Gettysburg." Tho dio bears the follow
ing inscription: "Erected in memory of
our fallen heroes, in the war of lb'GL to 18G5.
Department of Ohio, G. A. R., and tho citizens
of Wcathersfield Township. Gen. McPherson
killed July 22d, ISO 1." It stands on a little
peak in front of McPherson Post, No. 10, on
James street. Tho affair was entirely under
the management of tho above Post. The fol
lowing invited Posts wero served to a splendid
dinner at thoir headquarters by the citizens:
Atlantic Band of Sharon, Trumbull Division,
K. P., Niles Lodge, Amalgamated Iron and
Steel Workors, and G. A. R. Posts from Bristol,
Kinsman, Youngstown, Alliance, Warron,
Painesvillo and Niles. Tho procession was
formed at 1:30 and marched through several of
tho principal streets. Arriving at tho largo
and spacious stand to tho right of the monu
ment, wero formed in front, where tho follow
ing programme of exorcises was carried out:
Music by tho choir, "Bravo Boys Aro They;"
prayer by tho chaplain, Key. C. Y Wilsou, of
Yonngstown; unveiling, followed by a saluto
of threo guns; music by tho Atlantic Band;
address by tho orator of tho day, Hon. Judgo
Taylor; music by the choir; address by Hon.
William McKinley, jr.; music, by the choir,
"Marching Home." The addresses wero en
thusiastically received. Gen. Gibson and Judge
Frestone, who wero announced for spcechcSj
could not bo present. Tho monument is a
credit to tho patriotic citizens of Wcathersfield,
who voted tho money for its erection, and to
the Post under whose auspices it was secured.
The ceremony of its unveiling was in keeping
with tho generous impulses that secured its
erection. J. B. K.
Extensive reparations for tho Next Grand En
campment. Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Dexver, Oct. IS. When an important event
in the history of an organization or a Stato is
to occur, it is well to be prepared for it in
every shape and manner. The Department of
Colorado, G. A. R., realizes the truth of this
proposition in its fullest extent, and havo
already commenced planning to carry out suc
cessfully the entertainment of the thousands
of Union soldiers and their families who will
attend tho great Reunion of August, 1853.
Representatives of each Post in the Department
of Colorado held a preliminary council in
Denver, October 2d, on the event the future
promises. The result was the appointment of
an executive committee, committees on rail-
road transportation, and others of equal im
portance. Headquarters have been established
in rooms 22G and 22S Windsor Hotel. They
will be maintained until after our annual Re
union and National Encampment havo ended.
These apartments are as fine in the way of spa
ciousness and splendor of elegant appointments
as can be furnishcel by any hotel in the United
States. A register is kept for signatures of vis
itors, who are always welcome. A sign hung
in the rotunda of the hotel directs the visiting
comrade to the rooms. Entering the door-way
under the stars and stripes, he may sit atliis
ease and read Grand Army exchanges, or, with
other comrades, revive tho memories of the
past. Here is where the plans will bo matured
and all arrangements for next year be organ
ized into a perfect system, so that every featuro
of the grand affair may be marked by precision
and satisfaction. The Departments of Nebraska,
Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri have already sound
ed the notes of preparation. They are working
with Colorado in joyous anticipation. Tho col
umns will sweep up both from the Atlantic and
Pacific, and meet at the foot of the '"Rockies"
in 1883, and comrades of all Departments will
then seo how grand a heritage they accumu
lated for posterity when they fought for the
Union and our country in her hour of need.
Tho Department of Colorado, which has
hitherto been known as the Department of tho
Mountains, includes the State of Colorado and
the Territories of Wyoming and New Mexico.
It comprises twenty flourishing Posts, and
others are in process of formation. The follow
ing is a roster of Department officers : E. K.
Stimson, Department Commander, Denver, Col.;
A. P. Curry, S. V. C, Leadville, Col.; John W.
Conner, J. V. C, Laramie City, Wyoming; Am
broso S. Everett, Medical Director, Denver,
Col. Council of Administration B. F. Snyder,
Golden, Col.; B. L. Carr, Longmont, Col.; Will
Youngson, Georgetown, Col.; A. M. Sawyer,
Boulder, Col.; G. A. Richmond, Pueblo, Col.
Staff Officers M. J. Fitzgerald, A. A. G, Denver,
Col.; R. M. Stevenson, A. Q. M. G., Denver, Col.;
Thco. F. Brown, Mustering Officer, Denver,
Col.; Jno. A. Coulter, Judge-Advocate, George
town, Col.; Lconidas Smith, Department In
spector, Boulder, Col. Aides-de-Camp E. F.
Bishop, Denver, Col.; V. M. Came, Denver, Col.;
J. W. Schcnck, Pitkin, Col.; Frank J. Hood,
Yours in F., C, and L.,
E. K. Stimsox,
Department Commander, Colorado.
Two Pleasant Presentations.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Dexver, Col., Oct. 20. All comrades here
are jubilant over tho complete success of our
last Camp-fire, held October 16th. The Armory
hall was packed by veterans and friends. A.
Lincoln Post, G. A. R., Avas out in full forco to
receive tho costly stand of colors which was
presented to them by Gen. Stimson, in behalf of
their friends through Gen. Brown, commander.
Gen. Brown replied to the presentation speech
in an eloquent manner, accepting tho banner,
and pledging ever to keep green in their hearts
the, memory of tho generous donors. The col
ors were then saluted by the Post. After "Rally
'Round tho Flag, Boys," in which all joined at
the chorus, making tho hall ring, General
Brown was surprised by being called upon to
receive from his comrades a magnificent sword
of exquisite workmanship. Gen. Brown was
thus called upon a second time to respond,
which ho did in a feeling and thoroughly ap
preciative way. After other exercises that
wero enjoyed by all present, the hungry sop
withdrew to the mess-room and wore reg:k
with the regulation coffee, hard-tack, ami
beans. Dancing, music, anecdotes, and many
other forms of amusement kept the party
together until nearly daylight.
Koit tho Order is (iroirliu; in tho Old Holder
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Covixotox, Kv., Oct. 25. I have received a
few copies of your valuable paper. It is just
what is wanted. Put my name on the list of
subscribers. I think it is one of the ablest
soldier papers published in the United States,
and I would recommend every soldier to sub
scribe for it. It will do the soldiers of Ken
tucky good, and am in hopes that you will
havo a large subscription list from Kentucky.
The soldiers in this State have commenced to
show some interest in the G. A. R. Since Sep
tember 1st we havo established eight new Posts
and havo a number of applications for charters.
At Hartford, Ky., October 21st, under one of
tho new Posts Capt. Preston Morton Post
tho first Reunion was held there since tho war.
So you can see that tho interest has com
menced. Yours, in F., C, and L.,
Jas. C. Miciiie.
A New and Thriving Post Mustered in at E11I-
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Elliottsville, 111., Oct. 27. A Post of tho
G. A. R. was organized at this place by W. H.
Barlow, Commander, and tho officers of Effing
ham Post, No. SS, on Thursday evening, tho
20lh instant with tho following officers and
members: Coin., Thomas J. Wood; S. V. C,
Jas. T. Poynter; J. V. C, Ira B. Eskew; Adjt.,
T. J. Dunn; Q. M., Foster J. Davis; O. D.,
Wm. Cox; O. G., J. W. Field; S. M., J. W.
Richards; Q. M., Uro A. Stroud. Membors:
Fred Fopay, J. E. Ogles, D. C. Duvall, E. R.
Farrill, E. T. Green, Waymack Merry, Jas.
Reutfrow, and David Bates seventeen mem
bers in all. Besides these wo havo soveral
waiting to bo initiated and have no doubt but
that we will build up a healthy Post within tho
next few months. Wo never mean to let up
until wo enroll every honorably-discharged
soldier who is worthy. Wo liko tho courso of
The Tribune in. defending soldiers' rights
club in tho near
T. J. Duxx.
And tho Very Substantial Rations Which it Contains
for the Hoys.
Garfield Post, No. 30, G. A. R., of Coloma,
Mich., now musters fifty-two members, with
recruits coming in every week.
A G. A. R. Post is being organized at Clin
ton, 111., with a charter roll of about forty
three, and a prospect of large additions.
" Esmeralda " was performed by the Madison
Square Company at Salem, Mass., October 31,
the proceeds going to the fund of Post No. 31,
G. A. R.
A petition has been sent, throngh The
Tribuxe, to the Commander-in-Chief of tho
Grand Army for the establishment of a Post at
Versailles, Morgan co., Mo.
Tho entertainment given to W. H. Sargent
Post, No. 20, G. A. R., at Lappin's Hall, Jaues
ville, Wis., Oct. 20, and enjoyed by all present,
was a complete success.
Tho prize-drill company of the Washington
Light Infantry will give an exhibition drill in
Baltimore on November 20th for the benefit of
the widows and orphans' fund of the G. A. R.
Petitions havo been forwarded, through The
Tribuxe, to tho G. A. R. headquarters, at
Omaha, Neb., for tho establishment of Posts at
Clintonville, N. Y., and New Richland, Minn.
Dakin Post, G. A. R., Brooklyn, N. Y., has
established a drum and fife corps on the newest
principles. Twenty-eight boy drummers havo
been mustered. Comrades Woff and Holland
were leaders in the movement.
Petitions for the establishment of G. A. R.
Posts at Howard, Minn., Suckasunny, N. Y.,
and Eureka, 111., have been forwarded through
The Tribuxe to the Commander-in-Chief at
Post No. 123, G. A. R., had a delightful Re
union at Murfrcesboro, 111., October 13th and
14th. The commander, Geo. Coocy, and over
100 comrades entertained veterans from tho
A new Post was organized at Clinton, Ills., last
week, and mustered in by Commander Hudson,
of Chicago, assisted by comrades of the Chestnut
Post. Tho Post begins its existence with fifty
Fred. Steele Tost, No. 4, G. A. R., which was
organized at Anamosa, Iowa, on the 12th of
May last, has now thirty-three names on its
roll, and there is a fine prospect of a very largo
increase during the coming winter.
An interesting and undoubtedly enjoyable
feature of the annual Encampment of the De
partment ot Ohio, (t. A. I;., to be held at
Youngstown, O., on the 17th and 13th of next
January, will be an original poem by Mrs. K.
M. Shcerwood, to be read by Mrs. E. M. Irving,
both of Toledo, Ohio.
The second annual Reunion of the soldiers
and sailors of Shiawassee county, Mich., was
held at Bancroft on Wednesday of last week.
Thero Avere present also members of the Tenth
Michigan infantry and Tenth and Sixth Michi
gan cavalry. The affair was a thoroughly en
Tho fair by tho Ladies' Aid Society of Ran
kin Post, No. 10, G. A. R., Brooklyn, N. Y.,
held at tho assembly rooms of the Academy of
Music, was a complete success and netted a
handsome sum for the relief of the indigent
widows and orphans that the Post has taken
under its charge.
T. H. Soward, H. L. Wells, J. E. Snow, J. A.
McGuiro and Jacob Nixon went over to Dexter
from Winfield, Kan., October 21, and organized.
Post No. 133, G. A. R., with J. D. Maurer, Post
Commander ; H. C. McDorman, S. Y. C. ; Me
gredy, J. Y. C. ; Wells, Treasurer, and O. P.
Darst, Chaplain. Number of members, nine
teen. Mansfield Post, No. 33, G. A. R., Brooklyn,
N. Y., now numbers 293 members, 141 having
been mustered in this year, and about thirty
more are elected. There is also in Brooklyn a
corps of Sons of Veterans, numbering ninety
members, to which is attached a fife baud, com
posed of seventeen boys dressed in Zouave
Corwin Post, No. 259. G. A. R., was organized
at Vinton,' Ohio, on the 11th inst., with tho
following officers : W. S. Matthews, Commander;
Hiram Wilcox, S. Y.C.; M. K. Glenn, J. V.C.;
N. F. Bassett, Adj utant ; J. F. Vaughn, Chaplain ;
E. G. Shaner, Quartermaster ; J. II. Chcring
ton, O. D. ; Zara Holcomb, S. M. ; Jacob Shuler,
Q. M. 3.
John B. Wymon Post, No. 32, G. A. R., of
Clintonville, Wis., which was organized last
summer, was named after Col. Wymon, of tho
Thirteenth Illinois infantry, who was killed
while leading a charge at Chicasaw Bayou, in
the rear of Vicksburg. Tho Post now has
thirty-three members, and is in a flourishing
Tho new hall of Harry Howard Post, Grand
Army of the Republic, on South Calhoun
street, Baltimore, Mel., was dedicated last even
with a Camp-fire and interesting exercises.
Tho choir of Hoy's Tabernacle, under tho
direction of Mr. Geo. M. Hill, furnished tho
music. Tho dedicatory prayer was made by
Chaplain Consort, and the address delivered by
Commander Graham Dukehart.
Wilcot Post, No. 16, Department of Mass.,
will give a grand Reunion and Camp-fire in tho
City Hall, Springfield. Nov. 16, when all tho
surrounding Posts, Department Commander
and staff, city government and a long lino of
prominent Grand Army men will be in attend
ance. Wilcot Post, the only Post in Spring
field, numbers 300 active members, and is alive.
This Camp-fire bids fair to clean up all former
meetings of the same nature.
Arrangements aro being mado by Forsyth
Post for a gala day on the 13th of November at
Toledo, ou which occasion Gen. Paul Vaiuler
voort, of Omaha. Commander-in-Chief of tho
United States, will he present ou his visit of
inspection. It will be a Grand Army Day for
Toledo and the neighborhood. The Posts of
adjacent towns will attend, and exercises of an
appropriate nature will be had. W.W.Alcorn,
L. F. Lyttle, J. S. Kountz, C. S. Brown, I. P.
Grover, C. II. Jones, P. II. Dowling and T. B.
Terry havo been appointed a committee to pre
paro for tho event.
Henry Miles Post, No. 47, Grand Army of
the Republic, was organized in Elroy, Wiscon
sin, last Friday evening by Col. Philip Cheek,
Jr., Special Mustering Officer, assisted by Capt.
J. II. Powers, of Baraboo. After a short pre
liminary talk, Col. Cheek proceeded to muster
in recruits. The following officers were elected ;
Commander, Tom Lindley; S. V. C, William
Stiedy; J. V. C, I. N. DuBois; Adjt., W. W.
Millard; Surg., Dr. C. E. Booth; Chaplain, A.
W. Alderman ; Q.-M., II. W. Nash ; O. D., C. H.
Shorman; O. G., Alonzo A.Starr; Scrg.-Maj.,
Ellet Wyman; Q.-M. Serg., E. W. Lake.
At the third annual Reunion of tho veterans
of tho Fifty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers,
held at Pottstown, Pa., October 23th, officers
wore elected for tho ensuing year: President,
Col. Richard McMichael, of Reading ; first vice
president, Gen. William M. Mentzer, of Potts
town; second vice-president, Col. G. C. Ander
son; secretary, A. B. Mann; treasurer, Eli
Chambers. An address of wclcomo was de
livered by M. D. Evans, and it was decided to
hold tho next annual Reunion at Latrobe,
Westmoreland county, the timo to bo decided
upon by tho executive committee. Tho vet
erans, numbering seventy-five, were hospitably
entertained by the citizens of Pottstown.
and expect to mako up a
future. Yours, &c,