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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1882.
GRAND ARMY AFFAIRS.
Wfeat Our H&rcrsack Contains For
tho Boys in Blue.
Speda! Corrpede: FutUcnal Trtbtm.
Philadblpiiia, Pa., Not. SS, 1682. The
jaembers of Post 114, G. A. R., )f this Depart
ment, have fine hall t 2038 Ridge Avenus.
They have r. pleasant reading-room, which la
kept open day and evening for the benefit and
Accommodation of thi ecmnules. Tho ap
proaches to the main hall nrs through ft
decblo ante-room, which Is fitted op with all
the necessary convenience. The Post room
proper is h&ndsomaly and comfortably famish
ed. In the rear of the Commander's chair
stands the high and imposing alatua of Gen
Aral Winficld Scott the same that was in the
main building at the Centenni.il. A large and
woll-oxccuted oil painting of the same general,
painted and presented to tho Post by Comrade
Ed. A. Goodes, hangs over tho Chaplain's chair.
The walls ire decorated -with pictures of Presi
dent Lincoln, Generals Grant, Sherman, Sheri
dan and Garfield, and quite a number of interest
ing end valuable war relief. One thing which
this Post prizes very highly 1st large and mos
magnificent frame containing the photopraphs
f the comrades of Admiral Dupont Post, No.
2, of the Department of Delaware, which now
hsngs over the Junior Vice Commander's chair,
tho whole leing a pi eseut from Post No. 2, of
Delaware. Post 114 is the foster-parent of
lost 2, of Delaware, hence the warm and
fraternal feeling between tho two Posts. In
Post 114 are many hard workers for the ad
vancement and general good of the Grand
Army, among whom we can mention Comrades
Ferguson. McMullen, Raphund and Goodos.
Po-t 114 is named in honor of General Win
field Scott, hence it is that his statue and
picture adorn the Post room. " Dox " m&de this
Post a call not long since in the interest of The
National Tribune, and was kindly received,
and a comrade promised to got up a club.
The members of George F. Smith Post, No,
130, West Chester, Pa., are still receiving con
tributions to the monument which they intend
erecting to the memory of the brave soldier
tfler whom the Post was named. George F.
Smith first enlisted in the three months' ser
vice as Quartermaster of Second Pennsylvania
volunteers April, 1SG1; mustered aa Captain,
Company E, Forty-ninth Pennsylvania volun
teers, Augcst 2, 1&61 ; resigned July 16, 1862 ;
re-entered the service as Major Sixty-first
Pennsylvania volunteers ; promoted to Colonel
March, 1861, and was finally discharged by
special order, April 20, 1865. Some few years
?i Colonel Smith died at his home at West
Cheater, Pa., loved, honored and much rospectod
by all who knew him. The comrades do well
to erect a monument to his memory.
The following item may not be considered
Grand Army news, but we believe it will inter
est Grand Army men, nuverthele&e. The 23d
instant was tho semi-centennial of tho Baldwin
Locomotive Works of this city. On the 23d
of November, 1832, tho first locomotive built at
these works made a successful trial trip, and
was named "Old Ironsides," it having taken al
raostayearto build it. Now mark the difference;
during the past fifty years 6,477 locomotives
have been constructed at these works, their
capacity now being eqnal to ten locomotives
per week. At least nine acres of ground ere
covered by the different buildings and yards,
and about 3,000 men are employed. The works
arc located at Broad and Buttonwood streets,
almost in tho heart of the city.
We have been asked to what number has
been reached in the issuing of pension certifi
cates? Will you, Mr. editor, please give this
information through tho columns of Tun
Horrible! I have heard and read a great
deal about the terrible sufferings of our "boys"
in the southern prison hells, but I nevor read
anything so revolting as the last chapter of
"Little Bed Cap." It caused my blood to cur
dle and my hair to stand on end. It hardly
seems possible that such barbarous outrages
could have been perpetrated in a civilized
country. Now while you are raising contribu
tions, why not raise a fund to send all those
prison -lifo sketches to Jeff Davis ? They would
be tuch pleasant reading for the old man, you
A common remark among subscriber here:
"Tun National Tribune gets more and more
interesting with each succeeding iAsu." Well,
they must know best.
Post 114 havo a benefit t the Arsh Btrast
Opera House, on December 7th. On the even
ing of January 9ih Post 2 will have a benefit
lit the Arch Street Theatre. Tho fair of Post 5
is now open. Tho most of the Posts are on the
lookout for " stamps," to replenish their charity
Cscttr Post's Eouslng Casfip-Sro at Sex.
Epecial Correspondence ICntlonal Tribune.
Bennington, Vt., Nov. 20. The Camp-fire
held in this village on Saturday evening of last
week was an event in the history of G. A.
Custer Post long to be remembered, it being
the occasion of a visit from Department Com
mander Yalentine and hie etaff, a delegation of
twenty -five men from Post Roberts, of Rutland,
nnd also a delegation from Post Wood, Hoosick
Frills, of twenty men. The comrades of Post
Custer met at their rooms at seven o'clock,
marched to the hotel, and escorted the visitors
to their hill. After the uaual courtesies, the
meeting opened in form and proceeded to mus
ter three candidates.
This Post has & reputation for its proficiency
in rendering the Ritual work, and I ttk the
liberty to add just here that its success is due
to carefully studying the beautiful oharges, bo
es to deliver Lbem in such a manner as not only
to impress the candidate, but leave a lasting
impression on the older members. It is a grand
work when properly given, and the oftener it
is heard the more it will b appreciated. After
the usual routine of business, onr visiting com
rades were made welcome in a neat little
rcch by Post Commander L. S. Frost, and
8ort Fpeocbes were then iu order. Department
Commander Valentine gave a brief review of
the work done in this Department for the past
year, and complimented the boys highly on the
real manifested in furthering the interests of
our Order through the State. He aid it wau
H-i uijprec-dMited fa-t that the increase in thin
f-TMe had been fifty per cent. ; that eight Poets
1 ad been organized, with & prcpeot of tvro
n ere. Being a inodast man, he did not claim
the credit for this large increase of membership
&T.d interest, but awnrded the largest share to
L s adjutant-general, Col. C. C. Kinsman, whoso
c 'Mr!? had been untiring in advancing the
C'.y-r- The Commander's sjH'ech was heartily
applauded. Hcclost-d his remarks by Baying that
hib saff were appointed with a view, to occa
eions of this character, and he did not wish to
oocapy the time allotted to them. This brought
Col. Kinsman to his feet, and after replying to
the compliment paid him by the Department
Commander, proceeded with a very pleasant
iptsfccb. thanking the Post for il& kind recep
tion. I take tho liberty to R.y here that Col.
Kingman was the handsomest veteran present;
I ought, perhaps, through courtesy, to except
the Department Commander, as there is a rea
sonable chance for argument. Conxrad O.' JE.
Gty (Council of Adxainifitraticn) said ho
rnntd it known that he served hi country in
& New York regiment, but wjlb proud to have
hU nams enrolled upon the staff of the Depart
ment of Vc-mont. Comrade Puffer (also of the
staff) was let down easy, as bing the youngest
enlisted man present, having entered the
service in June, 1861, at the age of thirteen, as
dnuamsr, and being known iu his lejr'ment as
"Tho Little Cuss." Commander Peters, of
Post Wood, responded to a call, and in thy
courts of his remarks said ho waa proud of the
honor. Altboagh a York Stfite nwn tefora
and since ths war, ho hod sorvad i tho old
Second Yormont regiment, tnd th kindly
greeting he had rooaived from several comrades
who had Korred with him had well repaid him
for this visit. I shall sward to Commander
Peters tho honor of being thp politest member
preient, and xdd that ha was a mombor of my
rogirnent. Ai I talked with ray dear old friend
of twenty long ysars cjjo, I could not but re
mark how little he had ohanred, tnd I s,id:
" Why, Matt., yn scarcely look a day older.
Father Time has ?ureiy dor.lt jfently with
you." Ho turned to mo with a emile, at tho'
samA tim roraoTing his hat. I looked at him
in astonishment. There wsn not & ainglo hair
between that man and hoaven.
Commander Woodnrd, of Poet Robert, dis
claimed tho honor of belnj a cpeaker, bnt
claimed tho right to work instead. When I tell
yon that sonio seventy comrades have been
mustered into his Post dnrmg bin term, you
may judge for yourselves rs io what mutal he
is composed of. As Commander Woodard w&s
neither "r. little cuss," or the handsomest or
politest comrade present, I shall place him
upon the roll of honor as the ablest worker.
The Glee Club of Post Roberts rendered Home
old army songs very acceptably. Coffee, crack
ers, cheese and brown bread were served, after
which clay pipes and tobacco were brought out.
During the evening Prof. Frank Bradford re
cited tho "Irish Philosopher" in a manner
that took the house by Ktorin. Little Ccorgio
Smith, of our graded school, gave a recitation,
which was received with well-merited applause.
Comrade Town, "mine host" of the Stark
House, entertained tho boys like a prince.
Supt. F. C. Whito was present, and made brief
remarks. He ha the thanks of veterans for
cheap rates over the B. and R. K. B.
N. M. Fusts:?.,
Q. SI., G. A. Custar Psis
Ewfard e:t Holdr. s Spirited Ceiap-ro efc Jos-
8pioial Oonrfppondones NrvtioniU YrlbtiBa,
Jouxsonsburo, N. Y., Nov. 28. Buford Pest,
No. 23S, Department of New York, G. A. II.,
held r Camp-flr on the evening of November
25th, in its hall at .Tohnsousburg, N. Y. Ths
occasion was creditable to the comrade and
further evidence of the revival In the G. A. 11.
work and spirit which ia going on throughout
the North, and which promisee to put upon tho
rolls of the organization, within a reasonable
time, tho name of overy eligible Union man
who wore tho bluo bstween 1861 and 1865. Ai
the outcome of this Camp-fire, it is understood
that fifteen veterans have expressed thoir de
sire to wear the bronzo star as oomrades of
Buford Post. Commander Parker, S. Y. Com.
Madden, O. D. Whipple, Surgeon Corey, with
other comrades, contributed materially to'the
exercises of the evening. Tho ladies 6poke
their interest by tho eatisfactory auppor they
prepared and by their presence to ths eloso of
tho ontertainment. Gibbs Post, No. 130, of
Warsaw, N. Y., sent a delegation of visiting
comrades : S. V. Com. I. S. Johnson. R. Barnett
and F. H. Johnson. Augustus Harrington, A.
D. C. to the Commandcr-in-Cliiqf, and Com
mander Fraser attended as the representatives
of Department and National headquarters.
Gibbs Post has prospered wonderAilly during
the year past, and it furnishes delegations of
comrade? to attend the Camp-fires and Re
unions held in its vicinity, so that it has con
tributed materially to the renewed life of tho
Po3ts about it.
rroi'ierous lojr Torkera,
Special CorrMpondence Natiomvl Tribune.
Oswego, N. Y., Nov. 28. O'Brien Post, G. A.
B., met lest Friday night and elected Comrade
Smith D. Pierce a delegato to tho Consitutioual
Right Association of New York State. Com
rades Thomas Matthews and A. R. Penfield
wre elected delegates to the County G. A. R.
Convention. Tho delegates to tha Department
Camp are Comrades Thomas iloore, A. M. Hines,
and B. C. Barnes; alternates, Wm. H. Kenyon,
Wm. A. Miller, and Wm. Clark. O'Brien Post
will have a Camp-fire in Deoember, and a com
mittee has been appointed towrange the dotails.
O'Brien Post proposes to build a G. A. R. hall
in this city as soon &s a lot can bar secured, and
in a chore time & subeoription papeT will be
started ti.r ths purpose of raisiny fundn. It is
designed to put up a mousut bet substantial
struoturo, and thore Is little duabt but that tho
money will be forthcoming.
Yourc, In F., C aad L.,
Wlf. A. 2l2JrJMB.
The Her Esjejinjf Yhmiselres iu the PJaeA'rto
Bakoob, Mai:te, November 2?.. A regular
meeting of B. H. Bealo Post, No. 12, G. A. .,
of this city, was held Thursday uvening, No
vember 23d, at which 150 comrades were pres
ent. Five recruits was presented and were
mustered in. Tho Post decided to organize a
drum corps of boys between the ages of twelve
and seventeen years, sons of cornradea, to bo
trained at the expense of tho Post, and to fur
nish music on Memorial Day and other occas
ions when the Po.t parades. A numbor of tho
comrades made interesting remsrks, and Tisit-9
ing Comrade H. II. Bowles, of Cherryileld, Me.,
responded to a call in t very feeling and elo
quent mannor. After business meeting and
while tho tables were being spread for oysters.
and coffee, (which were torved in fine ttyle.;
Comrade Jone3 wa called to furnish piano ao-
ooinpaniment and the oornradoe joined in, sing
ing coma of tho good old Hongs wo used to sing,
and the oocasion proved to be ue of much
enjoyment. Tenth CoiM's.
Spefjle I'est's Yery Succ6.rl Qnwp-fir at
Hpcolnl Correspondence National Tribune.
Shiloh, 0., Nov. 28. Speigle Post, No. 203,
G. A. R., held a Camp-fire hero Novem
ber 15, 1882, which proved a very (successful
afiair. The flay dawned bright and beautiful,
and wagons and carriages wore coming in dur
ing tho entiro afternoon, bringing people from
all parts of the county; a largo number also
came by rail from distant points. Bunyan
Post, No. 317, G. A. R., from New London, O.,
turnod cut in a body, accompanied by tho New
London cornet band nnd a goodly number of
citir.GUrf. They were mot at the train by the
Shiloh cornet band and the Rome martial band
and Spciglo Post, and after a grand parado, all
repaired to Breneman Hall, where a hupper of
regular old-fashioned hard-tuck, coffee, and sow
holly was despatched with great relish. After
cupper the assemblage was called to order by
Adjutant James Guthrie, and prayer offered by
Rev. Phillips. Then followed homo very inter
esting exercises, which were participated in by
J. S. Reager, of Tifiln, O., and other gentlemen.
Rev. Reager managed to keep the boys in a very
merry mood fer n'lout one hour by relating
ma:.y luughiblo in i lei.ts that happened while
tho boys were seated around their camp-fires in
Dixie. Then Masters Foot and Whito sang
thoir wonderful Bean Song, which took tho
audJoBoe byEurprisc,&nd elicited threo rousing
cheers. For an encore, they gave the Haver
nck Song. Among those present with us were
Department Commander O. F. Crall, of Arfhland,
0.,and Commander B. J. Williams, of Shelby, O.
This was ono of the pleasantest meetings ever
hold in Shiloh. The programme wa3 an excel
lent one throughout, Much credit i3 due Com
mander F. Frame, who officiated aa master of
ceremonies. Under his directions overything
movod along smoothly.
Yours, in F., C, and L.,
Adj't Spih Post, No. 203, G. A. B.,
Dept of Ohio.
A 2Tbw Fct &taMIhed Last Wrex at TTabberTllle.
Spfcinl Correspondence NfttIonl Tribuno.
"WRSbKnviLLE, Mien., Nov. 2 Frederick
Turrell Post, G. A. B., No 03, Department! of
Michigan, was mustered in t thie placo on the
nirht of November 21, 's'ita sixteen old
veterans as charter rusmberc. It was mustered
in by Commander Shank, assisted by Captain
Cottrell, of Chas. T. Foster Post, Lansing, Slich.
The Po?t was untned in honor of a. gallaut eol
dier who went from this place and was killed
m tho early part of tho war. We have soi tii0
material in theee part to mako a good Post,
and the prospects are very Jiifitt3ring. The offi
cers sro rs follows: Coinnmnder, A. A. Carr;
S. V. C, J B. Taylor; J V. C, Chiw. Turrell ;
Adjt., W. H. Pullen; Surg., C. C. Kincntmry ;
Chap., S. S. Rhodes ; Q. ST., Chas. W. Smith ; O.
D., A. A. Unstin; O. G., J. B. Wilcox; S. ML,
J. TT. Crawford; Q. 1,1. S., D. D. Kingsbury.
Yours, in F., C, and L.,
Ciiablsj W. SziiiTJr.
Ant theTcry gnlihtr.ntirtl nations Khleh It CsnMsi
for the Horn.
The Post f,t Iondoa, Ohio, is vary prosper
ous, Pest !, G. A. 2., of Newburyport, !.tf.,
dedicated its new hall November 21st.
Capt. W. W. Bush, of Lcckport, N. Y., is to
leoturs at Albion for tho benefit of Hiram
The first annual ball of T. 8. Dakin Post,
206, G. A. R., Brooklyn, N. Y., takes place in
Mar.onic Temple on Monday, January 10th.
Noal Post, G. A. R., of Sidney, Ohio, C. W.
McKeo, commander, is In a flourishing condi
tion. New installations take placo every
Post iO, G. A. It., of Maldon, Slas3., accom
panied by the Women's Relief Corp?, No. G, of
that city, visited the Soldiers' Home at Chelsea
on tho 24th instant.
Sntphen Post, No. 41, G. A. E., Evsnirville,
Wis., added to thoir relief fund by giving n,
Camp-fire, with oyster accompaniments, on tho
night of the 23d in.it.
At Belvidero, 111., on tho 17th Inst., Post No.
1C4, G. A. R.f was mustered In with twenty
soven oharter members, and ihero ij every
prospect of its rapid growth.
Post 63, G. A. R., and the Relief Corps, held
a sooiable November 23 in the Grand Army
Hall, Natick, Mass., entertaining as guests tho
Ashland Po&t and Relief Corps.
A fair was oponed November 22d at Lyceum
Hall, Cambridgo, Mass., in aid of tho fund of
Post 56, G. A. R. Mayor Fox and a large dele
gation of the city government wero in attend
ance. Dakin Post, No. 206, G. A. E., Brooklyn, N.
Y., on November 22d attended in a body tho
funeral of the late John L. Stevenson, who was
a member of tho Post and a well-known vetoraa
of the late war.
Post 5, of Lynn, Mr., expanded $4,000 lait
year in relieving tho widows and orphans of
deceased soldiers, and sick and distressed com
rades. Tho Post now numbers noarly 900 com
rades in good standing.
Col. J. 11. Cnrleton, late of tho Thirty-second
Wisconsin infantry, and a brave soldir, died
at Sioux Falls, Dak., November Sth. His re
mains wero buried by John H. Williams Poat,
No. 4, at Berlin, Wis., with Grand Ariny
Col. S. 8. BurdettCommander of tho Depart
ment of Washington, together with his staff,
made official visits on the ovening of the 22d
to Burnside Post, No. 8, O. P. Morton Post, No.
4, and Kit Carson Post, No. 2. Ho was received
with great enthusiasm.
Company C, Sixth Regiment, N. G. S. N. X,
has preaentod to Post 37, G. A. R., a confederate
flag, which was captured from tho pickot-boat
I Lecomptre in 1865 by tho United S-ates gun-
ship Canuubia. Thd relic was highly prized as
the laat trophy captured from the rebel fleet.
An Auxiliary Society was organized on the
20th Inst, by th lady friends of Thoburn Post,
G. A. tt., Martin's Ferry, O., and tho following
ofQoere were chosen : Mrs. D. D. Martin, prtd
d?nt; Mrs. Eve Warnljr, vice-president; Miss
Dot Johnwa, secretary, and Mrs?. W. H. Hohba,
G. L. Kevins Post, No. 1, Bookford, 111.,
opened tho regular season of Camp-fires the
first Monday in November. There wore 113
oomnides present, and the affair was a thor
oughly enjoyable one. On December 11th this
Pot will install its ofllcera and meet around
It is understood that tho Ordnance Biuoau
of the Wur Department will select four fif toon
inch columbiads from Fort Constitution, Ports
mouth harbor, and two twenty-four-pound
howitzera from Governor's Island, Now York
to donate to btorer Po3fc, G. A. R., of Ports
mouth, N. IL, for a soldiers' monument.
Tod Post, G. A. R., had a largely attended
Camp-fire at Yonngatown, Ohio. Delegations
from McPheraon, Boll Harmon und Rono Posts
participated, and contributed towards making
the affair thoroughly enjoyublo. Tod Post is
making extensive preparations for the En
tmpment to be held Jauuary 17th and 18th.
Prlvato Shanklin, secretary of the ox-Union
Prisoners of Wir Association, has aefc on foot a
project to send a delegation of ex-priaonera to
Andersonville on Decoration Day to strew !
flowers on tho graves of the 1,300 unknown
dead buried there. The proposition to erect a
monumunt within the bounds of the old stock
ads is meeting with goneral fuvor.
A rousing Camp-firo was held at Abington,
Mass., November 23d, under the auspices of
MoPhereon Post, No. 73, G. A. R. Poals wero
present from South Abington, Rockland, Ran
dolph and Hanson. During tho evening a col
lation was served, speeches were made, stories
were told, scgs wero sung, and the boys in
blue unjoin themselves to tho utmost.
Frwh Taylor Post, No. 19, G. A. R., of Phila
delphia, was presented November 23d with a
very handsome set of four silk guidon flags.
Tho flag were the gift of Mrs. Abram Levering,'
whesb husband is a comrade of tho Post, and
were received by Past Commander James N.
Calely, on behalf of tho Post, in u neat und very
appropriate speech. Tho boys are much de
lighted over their handsome gift.
November 11 six comrades of Almy Voit G.
A. R., mustered twenty-two charter members
of Barnhill Post, No. 162, G. A. R., Department
of Illinois, at Xenin, Clay county, Illinois, with
the following officers: Commander, G. W.
Gahan ; S. V. C, S. Renick ; J. V. C, W. L
Biard; Q. IL, T. W. Koply; Q. M. S., S. K.
Ogl'&hy; O. D., C. Tucker; Chnpluin, Peter
Goad; Surg., Aaron Mclh.dre; Adjt., W. M.
Cohlasure; Sergl. Major, Park Pickering; o!
G., S. A. Kennedy.
There will bo u Reunion of veterans soldiers
and aailore to-day, aft tha Mndisoa-8uttra
Garden, New York city, for the purpose
of obtaining fundi to erect a monument,
to be placed in Central Park or some other
suitable site, in memory of those who fell in
the late civil war. The programme for the day
will embrace running, hurdle, sak, and other
varieties of racing, team-shooting, and an exhi
bition and competitive drill. A stand of colors
is also to bo formally presented to Farragafc
Post, No. 75. G. A. E., S. N. Y. Tho Reunion
will conclude with a ball. One-half of tho
amount collected by each Post irom tho sale of
tickets will bo given to the Post fund. Tha
managers of the Reunion call attention to tho
fact that many of tho cities of the Union havo
erected suitable monamauts to those who fell
in tho war, and express the hope that New York
will not remain much longer without oomo such
GRAND ARMY ORDERS.
H'nQ'T'S GitAND AEHY OF THS RSPUiSLIC.
Union Block, Cor. Fifteenth and Favnam Stfj.
Omaha, Neu., Nov. 23, 1882.
General Orders No. 6. J
I. Tho address of Geo. W. Burks, Ass't Sur
geon Forty -sixth Pa. vote., called for in General
Orders No. 5, is New Ca-?tle, Indiana.
II. Information concerning the following
named persons is wanted at these huidqiiurtcis,
vk:., tho Surgeon, or any commissioned or non
commissioned officer or snnman. wbo served on
tho U. S. Steamer Chieonee from Juno, 186-1, to
January, lb65; any two ine.ubew of Co. "A,"
.Second N. J. vols., from August, 1863, to July
II I. The Territory of Dakota is hereby con
stituted a Provisiou.il Department. Comrade
Thomas S. Free, of Sioux Falls, i3 appointed
Provisional Department Commander.
IV. Tho following named comrades aro
appointed a committee ou transportation to tho
Naiioaal Encampment U be hi hint Denver,
Col., in 18c3, and they are hereby i instructed to
secure us low rates as iso -.h . '-viimn-l B. Jon's.
S. A. D. C, Chairnuiii, Aas't Gcu. Puss. Agent
U. P. R. 11. Co., Omaha, Nebraska; John C. I
Bonnell, A. A. G. to the Commander-in-Chief,
Secretary, As.s't Land ( ouimis-jioner ii. & M. R. j
li. R. Co., Lincoln, Nob.; Oiland Smith, A. 1). j
C, General Manager, Columbus, II. V. & T. It,. ,
W. Co., Columbus, (hiu; II. J. Fihnan, A. D.
C, Ass'fc General Ticket Agent, Ponn. K. R. Co.,
B.irdontown, N. J.; J. N, Anbey, A. D. C, Dis
trict Agent, Penu. 11. 11. Co., Philadelphia,
Ponn.; Will II. Weichfc, A. D. C, N:uig.tuck K.
It. Co., Bridgeport, Conn.; Gen. Theodore F.
Brown, A. T. & S. F. R. It. Co., Denver, Col.
V. Correction : In G. O. No. 5, read Will. H.
Weicht, instead of Will. U. Weich.
VI. Attention is culled to tiio actioa of tha
National Encampment at its last session..
VII. The following appointments arediercby
announced on the stuff of tho Commander-in-Chief:
To bo Aides-de-Camp Comrades C. A. Bax
ter, Ridfield, Iowa; Richard J. P. Goodwin,
Manchc-ter, N. II.; Charles Cuughlin, Toledo,
Ohio; W. P. Altinau, Maysvillo. Colo. ; J. 11.
Duval, Martinsburg, W. Va. ; Phincas Pease,
Columbus, Ohio; John McMnlleu, Philadel
phia, Pa.; Wilbur F. Gooib)jed, Cleveland,
Ohio; Edward Do C. Loud, Chicago, 111. ; S. A.
Whitfield, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Yill. Tho Command"r-in-Chiof desires to
return his thanks to the Departments of Ohio,
Kansas, Pennsylvania both at Pittsbua-g nnd
Philadelphia Iowa and Nebraska, for the t"jc i
soldierly greeting extended, und tho overuVv- j
ing hospitality that marked each btep while j
with them. i
IX. The Provisional Department of Oregon
has been discontinued by the formation of &
Permanent Department, with Comrado N. S.
Pierco, Department Commander ; W. V. Spen
cer, A. A. G. Headquarters, Portland.
By command of
l-AUiy V ANDEItVOOJiT.
?. TZnnWQ Pnnininnilav.in.r'liUf
Jl. 7 - "rt 1 1
HsADQ'its Grand Aumy or Tnc Republic,
Department or Kentucky,
Covington, Ky., Nov. 10th, IS82.
General Order, No. 2.
. I. At tho first regular meeting in December,
the Posts of this Department will elect uilieors
for tho ensuing year. Tho elections will bo
conducted in accordance with Art. 7. Chap 2d.
of Rules und Regulations; und Post Command
ers will immediately report the names of tho
officers-elect to Department headquarters.
ii. At tho same meeting representatives to
the Department Encampment will be elected,
as provided for by Sec. 3, Art (. hap. 3. of
Rules and Regulation'', in the proportion of ono
delegate and alternate for every twenty-tivo
members in good standing-, and one additional
for a final fraction of more than half that num
bor. Each Post having '.'3 than twenty -fivo
members is entitled to o delegate and ono
altrrnato. It is recommended that representa
tives chosen shall bo pledged to attend tho
meetings of tho Encampment.
III. TJio officers-elect will bo installed into
their respective offices at tho first stated meet
ing in January. The retiring Post Commander
or any Past Post Commander may act :i3 in
stalling officer. Should the services of nny
other comrade be desired, his name r.nd a re
quest that he be detailed should ba forwarded
i to Department headquarters.
1. Immediately after election of officers,
tho Adjutant of each Post will report to De
partment headquarters the name3 of the Post
Commander, Senior Vice Commander, Junior
Vice Commander, and all Past Department and
Past Post Commanders who have remained in
good standing (nlso of Poit Commanders trans
ferred from another Post in any other Depart
ment), aud the names of comrades elected as
representatives and alternates, numerically ar
ranged. In the absence of tho Post Com
mander, tho Senior or Junior Vico Commander
may represent their Post.
V. Post Commanders and Adjutants will
see that ull reports required ho forwarded
jiromptly to these headquarters.
VI. I ho first annual Eneuinpmonl of this
Department will bo held at Covington, Ky., on
the 17th and 18th days of January, 18.-3. Tbis
being the first Encampment, it is hop-d that
every Post will be thoroughly represented.
VII. William Nelson Post, No. 1, nnd James
A. Garfield Post, No. 2, aro ehanred with the
duty of making tho necessary preparations Tor
the entertaiment und tho accommodation of tho
VI II. The Assistant Quurterinaster-General
will apply to all railroads for reduced rates of
fj;rc, aud hotel rates will bo announced by
IX. The following named Posts havo been
mustered since lust report :
Capt. Preston Morton Post, No. I, Hartford,
Ky. Mustered by Col. Janua 11. Fisher, with
E. C. Hubbard, Commander, and Thomas D.
Davis, Adjutant. A. ('. Wildman Post, No. 5,
Falmouth, Ky. Mustered bv Department
Commander J. C. Jlichie, with v.. A. McUim-ty,
Coinnmnder, and 11. J. Uradfoid, Adjutant.
Geoige II. Thomas Post, No. C, Loubvillu Ky.
Jr.Uitered by Department Commander J. C.
Michie, with Edward T. Lincoln, Commander,
und J. B. Fishhiick. Adjutant. Captain C. H.
Martin Post, No. 7, Geenville, Kv. Mustered
by Col. Jus. II. Fisher, with J. W. Church, Com
mander. Capt. J. Wess. Go3nell Post, No. 8,
Loitbfield, Ky. Mustered by Col. E. C. Hub
bard, D. O. Reilly, Commander, und 11. V. Sauds,
X. Subject to theapjuovul of the Commander-in-Chief,
I appoint tho following officers of tho
Geo. W. Northup, Post No. 6, of Louisville,
Ky., Junior Vico Commander; E. C. Hubbard,
Post No. 4, of I fart ford Ky., Judge Advocate;
Jas. U. Fisher, Poit No. 3, of Owensboro, Ky.,
Inspector; Win. A. Mcl.inety, Post No. 5, "of
Falmouth, K.. Medical Director.
XI. I hereby appoint tho following named
comrades Aide-de-Camps, viz.:
M. S. Knglnud, of Cant. Preston Morton Post,
No. 4. ; Pari E. Morgan, of A. G. Wildman Post,
No. 5 ; W. E. Woodruff, of Geo. H. Thomas Post,
No. G;B. S. Wood, of J. Wess. Gosnell Post,
No. 8. Who will report to the Assistant Adjutant-General.
Also the following named comrades us Assist
Dai-1 Duncan, Post No. 4; Jas. L. Dougherty,
Post No. 5, ii. M. Kelly. Post No. 6; D. O.
Riioy, Poit No. 8. And will report to Col. Jas.
H. Fisher, Inspector, Oweusboro, Ky.
Comrade J. W. Rdbbins, of Falmouth, Ky.,
Post No. 5, is appointed a member of tho "Coun
cil of Administration. Thoy will bo obeyed
und rcBpacted accordingly.
XII. A copy of tho Journal of tho 16th An
nual Session of tho NcXionul Encampment will
be map. d to the Post Adjut-u.t, to be filed with
Post Recoids By order
Jas. C. Michiic,
W. G. Allbk,
OUR SOLDIERS' COLUMN.
to the Editor From
Over the Country.
To the Editor National Tp.isunk:
I like your valur.blo paper very much ; I hail
it with joy asn't comes overy week; I like the
bold and fearless st:ud it takes for tho soldier;
I hope you will keep on firing into the ranks
of tho soldier's oueniy; I will for one try to
help to support tho battery; I hope that every
ex-soldier will step to the front and help on tho
"warfare until we get our rights as soldiers and
be recognized us defendoia of our glorious old
flaj. The stay-ut-honio citizen thinks, since
the country was saved, that tho defenders of
the soil they tread upon have no right to oak
or expect more, but there are thousands that
money will not begin to remunerate for loss of
health and los of limbs in savins the country
for these old croakers. They do not realize !
that thousands of u3 left a comfortable home, j
and many n good business that brought them
in from $50 to $150 per mouth, for the small
sum of $13 per month and all tho hardships of
camp and field and prison pens and the risk of
life ami limb.
Mr. Editor, there is one class of pensioners
that our Congressmen in passing tho Arrears
act seemed to overlook, and still seem to over
look, and that class is those that received their
pension through a special act of Congress. Your
humble servaut is one of that class. Why aro
we not entitled to tho aneursas much asnny
other pensioner ' Will any one undertake to
tell' Wo need it just as much as any one. I
hope you will take up this subject and ventiiato
it through your valuable paper.
Yours, in F., C. und L.,
Wm. A. Milleb, J. Y. O.
Oswego, N. Y. .
The Tribune mado a vigorous effort to se
cure the pusaago, at t!ie lust session of Congress,
of a bill to meet such cases as this, und it will
rcuow the light at the next session. Ed.
"WHAT A LITTLE GIRL CAK 1)0.
To tho Editor National Tkiuune:
My pa told me tho other day that I could
go out and sco how inany subscribers I could get
for your papor. In a little while I got six
names, aud tho money, too. Pa said I was a
chip off tho old block. I suppose he meant be
cause I hud so much persevernnce, and was
brave enough to write to au editor. But I
don't think I am half so brave as pa was to go
through tho wur, and stand up before guns
loaded with ball to be shot at, do you ? I don't
think there is half the danger in writing to an
editor. Do you ' Now, I will give the names
of these subscribers, and I want you to send the
papers right along, for they want to read their
own papers. After pa reads his pupers, he lends
them, und sends them off by mail to other sol
diers, to let them see what a good friend The
Tribune is to them, and inaybo thoy will lake
it. I utmost forgot to give their names. Here
they are: James T. Harbison, M. S.Collins,
Dr. S. B. SlcClure, Wm. Sprakcr, J. A. Frieland,
Wm. C. Bockovcn. The lust one is my pa. His
time is not out yet. He is taking tho paper
now. Mr. McCluro is a doctor, but he is nono
the worse for that. Some say he is a good doc
tor. Pa is a blacksmith, but ho is none tho
worse for that. Somo say that he is a good
blacksmith. He was a lieutenant in the Sisty
futtrSli New York volunteers. Pa says maybe
1 will get a present for these subscribers of n
book or something, aud maybe I shall try to
get more subscribers. I am a little girl eleven
years old. I like to read The Tribune. I
like to read the stories. I nearly forgot to say
whero to send the papers to. I want you to
send them to Allegany, Cattaraugus co., N. Y.
I subscribe myself your friend, because you
are the soldier's friend,
Axlegahy, N. Y., Nov. 13.
JUSTICE, NOT CHARITY.
To tho Editor National Tribune:
I heurtily thank you for tho editorial article
.in your issue of October 19th, just received,
entitled, "Justice, Not Charily," which I con
sider worth a whole year's subscription to uny
ox-Union soldier in tho country. It reflects
the true spirit of patriotic oarnestnc33 and en
thusiasm, and when you say that tho ox
Koldiers of tho Union do not iisk for justice at
the hands of tho Government, but dnnnnd it. I
think the sentiment will striko a responsive
chord in every heart that once beat beneath
the blue uniform of loyalty. A sheet proclaim
ing such noblo sentiments in behalf of justice
nnd right us regards tho Union defenders de-sei-ves
the hearty support of even surviving
veteran of tho war, und must certainly receive
it. The article in question ought to bo copied
tft TOW !.,.. - ...., L I P ;
into overy influential journal iu the country,
which, while it would be cause for much grati
fication among the ox-soldiers, would, I suppose,
bo asking rather too much from certain black
hearted nhcets that oppose all legislation in tho
interest of the country's saviors, on the ground
of public economy, and regard every pensioner "
I U3 a Government pauper, when, in reality, ho
i ; , ,.p r?iv .,...i - ...
"no u nuu o uuuiouiuu, receiving only a
portion of his just deserts. God bless you in
your efforts in behalf of tho deserving men who
bore the heat and danger of tho great conflict
of 1S61-5, aud may you continue to throw your
" 300-pounders " into tho enemy's camp until
the rights of the Union veterans are fully
recognized by the Government, by tho press,
aud by the people at largo.
Yours, in F., C. and L.,
Hiram T. Peck:,
Co. "A," 10th Conn. Vols.
New Haven, Conn.
a good Yr0IU TOR the johnnies.
To the Editor National Tribune:
In reading tho description of tho charge on
Fort Sauders at Knoxville, Teiinesse, Novem
ber 29, 3SG3. I seo that the writer failed to givo
the Johuuies credit of getting two stands of
their colors on top of the fort. Ono of the
color-bearers was killed with an ax and the
other was shot. I think that the men that
made that charge ought to have ull the praise
that it is possiblo to give them, and I think
that if such men hud been guarding tho prison
ers in tho South there would havo been no such
sad story to tell as there is now. Brave men
Second Michigan Infantry.
ALL HONOR TO CIUUUSSIOXXR DUDLBY.
To tho Editor National Teibune:
AU honor to Commissioner Dudley for th9
stand he has taken in demanding full compli
ance with all rule; between employed and em
ployer, us r 4?.iU clerks iu the Pension Depart
ment, i f the cKm ks know tho suffering endured
by applicants whilo waiting for their claims to
be settled, und the, happiness that would result
thorefrom to their families, they would think
more than twice before wasting time that bo
longs to thes& claimants und the Government.
Saventeeu to twenty years is a long time to
wiit, and ought not to be increased by the caro-b-isii'jss
.iiid ncrligeiico of clerks who, I pre
sume, got excellent pay for full time. The
Tribune is tho best papor I ever read for tho
soldier and politician also. Senator Beck may
cot agree with ina, but I am ready to debato
tha qnwtion with him. I hope Commissioner
Dudley will hurry up my claim, for none nseds
it more than I do at this time.
Yours, for justice,
Albert B. Champlin.
Kalamazoo, Mich., Nov. 23.
r0I THE KEOION OF BLI7.XABD5.
To tho Editor National Tribune:
Although we are in this region of blizzards
and storms The National Tkibunk the sol
dier's friend comes to us regularly. I should
almost as soon think of going without my meals
as doing without your ape-r. My late pension
was a godsend to me, for I was destitute, but am
now comfortable. The Tribune is doing a
00(I and noble work, and I hope it will not
cease until every soldier has his just dues.
Wishing you success, I remain, yours, respect-
fnlly, A. J. Webster,
Co. E, 3Sth Wis. Vols.
a man who escaped from andersontills.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I am doing all I can for your valuablo papor.
I could not get along without it. We have or
ganized a G. A. R. Post here, and wo are tho
picket-line of the Grand Army in the State
of Kansas. We have had u hard struggle to
mako both ends meet in this western country
for four years now, but I would rather be with
out a week's rations than miss my paper The
National Tribune. I was in eleven of those
Southern holls, nnd in Andersonville nine
months. From there I made my escape and
walked all the way to Vicksburg, Misssissippi.
I see in tho "Soldiers' Column" tho names of
a great ruuny of the boys I knew very well and
some of them would probably remember me if
I wero to open my battery. I was a scout for
tho Seventeenth Army Corps.
Yours, in F., C. and L.
COLLYEK, TJKKGO Co., KAS., Nov. 15.
F201C THE SON OF A VETEEAX
To tho Editor National Tribune:
I am tho son of an old soldier. I am twelve
years of age, and go to sehoel. My father was
wounded at the battle of South Mountain, re
ceiving two gun-shot wouuds in the ripht arm,
disabling it so that he cwnnot use it much. My
father takes your valuable paper, and I like to
read it very much. This is the first time I
over wrote a letter to an editor. There are a
good many old soldiers living in this town. I
like to read the letters from the old soldiers.
You will hear from me again.
Yours, truly, W. H. French, Jr.
Susquehanna, Pa., Nov. 17.
A 8TEONG ENDORSEMENT OF THE TBIEUN2.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I cm very anxious that the Tribune should
bo more thoroughly read by ex-soldiers; for,
without flattery, I meat say that it is tho best
soldier's paper published at leust, so far as I
havo seen, and I think I have seen a majority
of those published. You can count upon my
help. Yours, in F., C. and L.,
Asa't Adjutant-General, Dept. of Minnesota,
To the Editor National Tribune:
Your views are about correct on tho "Battle
of Shiloh." Would be greatly pleased to have
that battle and Fort Donelson written up by
you. Yours, truly,
J. A. Dillon.
"Shiloh" is coming. Ed.
Answers to Correspondents.
8. T., Oxford, Me. No bounty has been pro
vided for those who enlisted into the Navy or
Marine Corps prior to July 13, 1S64.
SpecdwcV. Iml. Brothers and sisters of a sol
dier or sailor who died in the service or after
discharge, of a disability incurred while in
service und line of duty, are entitled to pension
under the following conditions: 1. The soldier
must have left no widow, minor child or chil
dren surviving him. 2. The brothers and sis
ters must have been under the age of sixteen,
and dependent upon the soldier for support at
dato of his death.
X., Marshall, Ia. Soldiers on furlough (ex
copt veteran furlough) were required to pay
their own transportation.
B. F. B., Noble, Mo. Having enlisted in 1861,
subsequent to July 22, und not having served
two years, you are not entitled to bounty from
tho United States, unless discharged by reason
of wounds or injury, as contradistinguished
E. II. E., Champaign, III. 1. See reply to A.
H., in our last. 2. Special agents aro sent at
tho discretion of the Commissioner, and only
where there is a suspicion of fraud, or a better
understanding is desired upon some particular
point in the case that cannot be obtained iu any
other manner. 3. According to tho present rate
.t j-. - j- . i -
the auditor is disposing of oounty claims, twoor
three years aro consumed beiore a case is set
tled. 4. Should bo sdmittod at from $-1 to $5
per month, although it is difficult to stato with
W. II. M., BroovMd, Mo. You or your attor
ney should request tho Commissioner to adviso
i you of present condition of claim. Its number
warrants prompt attention on tho jart of tho
, Pension Office. Evidence is being called for in
invalid claims numbering as high us 450,000.
' aud in dependent claims about 275,000.
! W. H., Bucyrus, Ohio. As ho would bo moro
competout than ourselves to advise as to tha
case, your letter ha3 been referred to the attor
ney specified therein, with request that he write
S.S.IL, Georgetown, Col. 1. You ought to hear
from it now. See reply to W. H. M., abovo.
2. This query is somewhat indefinite. Pen
sioners are rated according to rank held at time
disability was contracted or wound incurred.
If we have not understood you, we will be
pleased to rectify upon notification.
L. C., Rochester, Mum. 1. Will roply to this
next issue. 2 and 3. Please stato your case
Junior, Butkr, Mo. Your records no doubt
have fonnd a resting place with tho Surgeon
Genoral of tho Army, who would report the
facts found therein upon a call from tho proper
P. II. R, llicliford, N. P. No. You probably
refer to the act of Congress, approved August
7, 1882, the full text of which appeared in ours
of August 19, 1832, (No. 53.)
Snl., Nashua, loa.Sao National Tribune,
numbers 57 and 61. Theso numbers give full
particulars U3 to the manner of establishing a
G. A. R. Post. We would have replied to youra
by letter if you had signed your name.
J. B., Lima, Wis.l. An original pension i3
tha Jirst pension granted. 2. A "reissue" 13
whero a now certificate is issued to correct tho
previous rating. 3. "Duplicates" are cases
where the certificates being lost, new ones ara
isdu-il to replace them.
Important to Cor.&uniptirta.
A gentleman haying been so fortunate as to
euro his son of consumption in its wont
st3ges, after being given up to die by tho most
celebrated physicians, desires to make known
tho uure (which proves successful in every
o-aso) to those afilicted with asthma, bronchitis,
coughs, colls, consumption, and all affections of
tho throat and lungs, and will send tho receipt
free of charge to all who desire it, if they will
forward thoir address to DANIEL ADEE, No.
45 Liberty St., X. Y.