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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: "WASHETCTOiSr, D. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1883.
Jf GRAND ,pY,
Opening the New Year With Brilliant
Prospects The Tribune Honored.
The New Yew opens auspiciously for the
Grand Arm v. Great Activity seems to prevail
in nearly every Department, and Commander-in-Chief
Van Dervoort's expectation that ono
fcu-.idrcd thousand recruit will 1 raftered
in o the Order before the close of his adminis
tration bids fair to he fully realized. During
the present mouth the officers elected in De
cember will be installed, and in many of the
Detriments the Annual Encampments will be
lcM. It will be seen by reference to the fol
lowing order from National Headquarters, that
Commander-in-Chief Van Dervoort has ap
po'nUd the publisher and proprietor of The
Teibune one of his aides-de-camp
Htuqcaktbks Okasi) AnatY ok thr Rktoblic,
Union Block, cor, rifteeuthaud Farnamsts.,
Omaha, Nkb., December 21, MSU.
General Orders, No. 7.
I. The followiiijc-nanied comrades are hereby
appointed Aidos-de-t'innp to the Commander-m-C
h:i f, and will be obeyed and respected accord
inn: y .
t Jmradea James II. Fairbrother, Providence, It.
I , Ctorjte W. Cole, Pawtueket. K I.: Ervm F.
Ilatr.j, Providence, R. I. ; S. Poster BinKham, New
"o.k titv, N. Y.; .5. A. I. Fi-dier, Touawanda, N.
"i., G-orge H. Treadwell. Albany, N. Y.; Henry
A. Phillips, Jirookij n, N. Y. ; Thomas S. Hall, Los
ArpiiON Cat, AlIion R. Simmons, Mauohester,
Is. it. Robert Kiiim.U, Indianapolle, Ind ; V. II.
Ive ir, Ivaii.vill Ind.; Tom W. Ik-iuirtt, Rieh
xunJ Ind.; William Rogers, Fori Wayne, hid. ;
l:,i'.t!i bolomon, aontu Heud, Ind.; Jo Tyier,
I r ;cori, Conu. ; K. C. Babb, Minneapoha,
3. i i . K. O. Puffer, Mendcn. CJnn.: Oeoure A.
Z'iUinng, Lwitiu, Idaho; W. T. V'ilkiwMrt. IVs
" , icm, Iowa; George E. Lotnon, WaUuntou,
limt on account of Um valwab! aw vice ron
r 1 i lie irnod Army of the IituUic by TitK
I- k i .l Tarxfc, of wiucli t-ora E. Lemou,
r' v . -uiuKton. r. C., t pulJUhcr and owmsr, Um
( ..t .iiDtiKtor-ui-t'ttieC in order to abow bf great
si t 'rv atm of the work parforuM!. irrateAitly
i : is upon bi Um pnfcton of airia-da-oamp oa
L k r-onal atatT.
1 1 I (Mm Um reeonuBotatitm f Um Inapeakir
(.. ihI. tbe faliewiusMiamed oomradcH are ap
t. u d AwdaUml liwpurtw (ieaarat. aod Uwy will
It . d attd reapedrd motonimftly:
ill Til .ugh, rtiiitd. lpbut, 1'. ; K. A. Flah-r-s
Oil Ciiv, la.; Ht-nry Z. Wilkiaoon, Loni,
: AUmau F- lleroe, Pawtack.. R I ; K. A.
1 . ... r. fa, l'aul, Hum. ; John ii. Todd, JSaugor,
1.1 Cokkbctiov: Iu Oeneral Ordr&. Xo. . read
' a t" Kaatcr. tnatrad of " C. A. MU?r." " Go.
V. Mi Mullen in-iead of Job McMullen." " I.
II liuval, WHbfcur. WwtVa.," instead of "J.n.
IV. Tbeaddrrw! or any information otHtoeraing
tbe folloHiHg-iianied i wanted ul those baadiiiar
tn. via :
C. Opiate, aid4nt surReon In hospital at
Mound City, Illinois, during 186.
Any two HMmhera Fifteenth Indiana Battery.
Jvrjreaut Joseph Hough, oomiany B, Fifty-ninth
I oma C. DouRlierty and Harvoy Brazleton pri
va -s in Mine company; Lieutenants Johnson und
Ir l n, bame company .
Iirt Lieutenant Mathew Custer, or any two
rnciiibera company H, Tentli Iowa Infantry volun
Any two members company A, Fourtli TJ. S. A.
Captain A. S. Grant, company G, Fourth Cali
fcr mi infantry.
Lieutenant Frederick Frank, company G, Fourth
Anv member of company I, Mississippi Marine
brigade, or company B, Marine cavalry, same
V. The gain in membew-bip during the past
qu.irtcr, so far as reports have been received, ia
0 ,v-v, with 2ome thirteen Deportments yet to hear
I. All "Departments are requested to forward
to theise Headquarters, Department Kosters for
ltel, toon as possible after annual Encampment,
in onder fliat roster of Departments may bo issued
at as early adate as practicable.
By command of
T. E. Bbowx, Commander-in-Chief.
Tribune Applications for Post Charter.
Headquarters G. A. S.,
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 2, 1832.
The applications of J. M. Hobbs, Nashua,
Iowa; "SVxn. Brumiar, North Lewiaburg, Ohio ;
Gusta A. Heurich, Kansas; Zebia Yarntll,
Moalezuma, Iowa, and Darius N. Frazier,
Grand Junction, Michigan ; Bell Centre, Wis
consin; Miirdock, Minnesota, and Lawrence,
Kew York, will be promptly attended to. I
thlt.k the letter of Comrade Frazier very pa
thttic, and it made my blood boil when 1 saw
the libel on ail soldiers in the last number of
Puck. I say such things are damnable.
Yours, in F., C, and L.,
T. E. Browx,
Adj utan t-Gon oral.
Becord of the Tear Sixty-seron New Teste Mus
tered. Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Niv Yokk, Jan. 1. The now year finds the
Dej airment 322 Posts strong, 67 having been
rutLred during the ast year. The latest
comers are those at Gryden, Tompkins oo., and
2orthville, Fulton co. The Department En
tariiX'ment will he held at Troy on the 25th
inst, and interest of course no w.een tenia the
elt tlon of Comrade Frazer's successor.
Ihepostion of Department Commander of the
EUte, though virtually an honorary one, is the
ffij-t coveted of any in the gift of the organiza
tion. As a consequence, the work of the candi
dates to secure pledges of votes of delegates to
the Grand Encampment fairly rivals that pre
ciuingthe meeting of a political convention.
The, records of the difl'erent candidates are ac
tlvtly difccuhsed, and if reports may be believed
tL.-1 or four of the candidates already named j
r -y lie said to have no chance. It is now said
t i'-u.' e position lies between Commander John
ILTW iikcr, of liankiu Pot, No. 10, of Brooklyn,
and tue present Senior Vice Commander, Robert
Kt tu, of Troy. It is admitted on ail sides that
M-jor Walker is fast gaining friends on all j
iidr.-i, and his prospecu of success are increasing
c". cry day. A circular advancing his claims
fcr the position is about to be circulated
throughout the State, signed by nearly all the
Commanders and delegates of Brooklyn Posts,
ar.d In-) strength in New York Post has steadily
ii.crased, aud many are pledged to him.
W ithout doubt an eilbrt will le made to secure
tie i (.-ition for Northern New York, but in
turn it will be argued that for the real benefit
of the- Grand Army the Department Comman-dtr-ip
should be in New York, where its best
iiii-v -: could be subserved. The name of Col.
N. V . Day, of John A. Dix Post, is still proin
iv. u Iv pushed for the portion of Senior Vice
( o .ndcr, and alio that of Gen. Parker, of
1 .0 Post. It b almost assured that Col. Day,
a! 1 .-t, will receive some recognition from the
f 4'. .Encampment. There is little said aliout
th- u! her Department ofiicea, with the exception
ot tJjat of Junior Vice-Communder, in connec
t.oa w.th which the muue of Augustus Karriug-t-'i,
of Gibbs Post, of Warsaw, is freely men
t iii A.
'xih. following appointments of aides-de-camp
on the htaffof the Deiwtrtment Commander are
announced in General Order No. 9, issued en
Ike. 'J7: John P.Wandolpb, James C. Rice Post,
2o. Ji ; Charles E. Iuues, Wadsworth Post, No.
Ti ; Tiiomaa 11. Kicrnan, Devin Post, No. LIS ;
C.'jV MeGowcn, James A. Garfield Pot, No.
3' J, iieury C. AlLurtis, John liancock Post,
2sa. 'S3. '
TLf same order congratulates Comrade Wil
l"Si H. Wharton, Past Commander of Sumner
P -',No. 24, and at piment a member of the
C oaiiCii of Administration, for the energy dis
p!ujid !y him in the amt and conviction of
a j i n representing himself as Col. Pay ton,
ci I wuiikeepsie aiiasSioat, aliasSbver, whoso
f 1 ji r namejs Brower whom he detected'Ob
t ' ." j money under the pretense of applying
t - ..ue ta the relitf of the needy and desti
t .ardb of the Grand Army.
.1 the iuUHUceof (Ji-ncrul Order, No. 8, the
fr j . i ig new Pomis huve b en organized ; Post No.
Z - .at lirewsfrs, uy Coiunnie H. . moohI ; 3U3, at
C -nre, V. H. Adams; Sui, at Cheriy Creek, 11.
L. i ixiibach; dlA.ai New Ualtiinoro, JUo.-e Mern;
j, at j Ihmxnui, lcpt. Inaiecior Geo. A Catiline;
7 it'eamburjf. E. A. XhhIi; , atMarvviile,
A. H I'ratber; , at Cambridge, . V. D. O.,
RrAirt Keith; 310. ai Lwon. II. F. Stamharh: 811,
tt I i r y. M. S. Lo.li ; Uia, at Wtet Troy, S. V.
D. I iUiri Ki-ivb . 2M, MAftonky. I.. P. Thonju
w!,, J i, at W&yl.ind, t'mw. riutflu , J15, fttitamh
Y, . . -ter, F. II. c icvrland ; 316, at Luzerne, Fred.
L I.i'er; 317, at HuMlairviffe. X. Xbcuey; 3n,
at ( l.-Uibleville, Dept. lmmeotor Gso. A. Cantino;
SJ at UnUn .lie. L. I. Tboiutr'.n ; 320, at City
12 1, Ja, IL Jenkuw; 185, at Elmira, Arthur S.
A" i he regular encampment of Keno Post, No.
44, 1 1 Tuesday evening, a Ion:; recess was
tJt ii 'matiniU of the drawing for a gold watch,
f r tbe benefit of the widow of the late Capt.
"ert, menibar of the Post. Ticket No. 1 was
t.ivcn.to the Post, and. by a curious coincidence
the Post was the winner, and by a unanimous
vote the watch was return ed through Comrade
Hess to the widow.
At anieeting of Hankhi Post, No. 10. of Brook
lyn, on Friday evening, the Quartermaster re
ported a balance on hand, of over 1,000. During
the last two years Comrade Thomas Meacher
has brought nearly 150 iccmits into the Post.
Man6lield Post, No. 35, of Brooklyn, has a
good word for the past year. During that time
1G0 recruits wero muttered in, and nearly
$1,000 paid out for relief and general benefits.
A Tirilllaiit Cnmp-firo at Warsaw Tho
Guests and Programme.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Warsaw, N. Y., Dec. 30. The annual Camp
fire of Gibbs Post, No. 130, Department of New
York, G. A. R., was held in Irving Hall on
Tue&day evening, and was in general arrange
ment and in all its details of plan and execu
tion a pronounced success. Nearly four hun
dred comrades and their friends wore present.
Tallies for two hundred were bountifully spread
tinder the supervision of the ladies committee,
to whom great credit is due for their wcll
intcntionod and well-directed efforts. Tho
comrades of Gibbs Post with their wives, to tho
number of 100, a delegation from each of the
Posts in tho county, and comrades from Jo? a
M. Hutchinson Post, of Pavilion, George H.
Thomas Post, of Rochester, aud Phil Kearney
Post, of New York, were present The tab.e
at which the chairman and the guests of the
evening sat, together with those who responded
to toasts, was situated on a low platform at the
oast end of the hall ; the three tables at which
the remainder of the ciui.uy were seatod,
stood at right angles to the chairman's table;
on the stage, at the opposite etid of the hall,
was a Camp-fire, kept constantly glowing, and
brilliant by an attendant soldier in thewell
remeinbeivd blue uniform; near by was sta
tioned a fine orchestra which, daring tbe pro
tracted discussion of the refreshments, per
formed a r.uiming aceompauimut of popular
music to the rattle of kmve and forks and the
low murmur of small talk which is relished
now aud then by tbe wisest aud beat. At 8
o'clock Cununander Smith arose and announced
that Comrade Harrington, having been unani
mously designated for that purpose, would act
This was the fourth consecutive Camp-fire at
whujh Captain Harriugton has acted in that
capacity, his comrades seeming to recognise
tlie fact, as oertaiuly all do who have ever been
guests of Gibbs Post, that he is indeed the
prince of toastwasters. He is always dignified,
always eloquent, and by his happy mannner of
announcing the toast suggests many valuable
points to those who are to respond. Gibis Post
has built up a reputation for energetic G. A. Ii.
work, and largely through the influence and
executive ability of Captain Harrington, aide-de-camp
to the Commauder-in-Cliief, which
seems to be appreciated abroad as well a5 at
home. Their Camp-fire was conspicuous in the
evident warmth and sincerity of tho regrets
expressed by thoso who could not bo present,
as well as by the presence of an unusual num
ber of distinguished guests fiom abroad. Be
fore proceeding with the regular programme,
Comrade Harrington read a few of the many
letters aud telegrams received by him. Among
them were regrets and greetings from Commander-in-Chief
Van Dervoort, Assistant Adjn-taut-General
Hopjter, and Comrades Tanner,
Page, Folsom, and Stevens. Comrade Johnson,
having been designated to extend tho greeting
of Gibbs Post to its guests there assembled, was
called upon by Comrade Harrington and made
an eloquent response to the following toast:
" Gathered about its annual Camp-fire, the
comrades of Gibbs Post welcome their guests.
They are disposed to say of their entertain
ment, as Touchstone said of Audrey, his wife,
"An ill-favored thing but mine own." This
greeting is out of full hearts, tempered only by
regret that their inability to entertain these
fair ladies and bravo men may not conio up to
The regular toasts wore announced and ro
spondod to as follows :
Tho President of the United State3 Song
The Department of Now York, G. A. R. Gen.
J. A. Reynolds, Rochester, N. Y.
Our Guests A. J. Lorish, Attica, N. Y
Music The Battle Cry of Freedom.
Geo. H. Thomas Post, No. 4, Department of
N. Y., G. A. R. Captain J. L. Graham,
Rochester, N. Y.
Tho Irish American Soldier Eev. Matt.
Gaffhey, Gainesville, New York.
The American Soldier Hon. E. E. Formnu,
Judge of the International Tribunals, Alex
Music Marching through Georgia.
Soldier's Pensions Captain A. L. Mabbott,
Rochester, New York.
The Military Prisons of the Confederacy
Ool. E. E. Sill, Rochester, New York.
Music " Tramp, Tramp, Tramp."
American Soldier as a Citizen 3I.E. Bart
lett, Warsaw, New York.
The Blue and the Gray.
Music "Star Spangled Banner' "Dixie."
The Press Rev. E. B. Olmsted, Arcade, N. Y.
Music "The Red, White aud Blue."
The Grand Army Major Wil lard Bullard,
Phil Kearney Post, No. b. New York city.
Tbe Ladies Rer. T. E. BelL Buffitfo, N. Y.
Music "We're tenting ou the old Camp
ground." We doubt if better and more fraternal
speeches were ever made on au occasion of
that kind. They all readied high water level,
aud in variety of .visiter and manner ran the
whole gamut of ech-makiug excellence-
pathetic, amusing, Rliant, instructive. This
was, beyond a quest Jii, the finest banquet ever
given in the county, and all are ready to ac
knowledge that to Captain Augustus Harriug
ton belongs to chief award of praise for its
success and high order of merit. Guest.
The Brilliant Itccord of a Itutland PoEi.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Rutland, Vt., Dec. 30. PoJ; Roberts,' No.
14, G. A. R., is becoming thoroughly awake to
the interests and benefits of tho G. A. E.
The past year has been one of remarkablo
success. Our Commander. A. T. Woodward, has
given the command "forward," and right
grandly have the old veterans rallied, and
during the whole year there has never been a
At every regular meeting of the Post, I think,
our comrades have knelt at the altar and again
sworn fidelity to the flag aud country in the
spirit of F., C, aud L. As a result of this ad
vance movement ninety-two of the brave
defenders of the flag lutve enrolled their names
on the roll of the G. A. R. I believo we now
claim the honor of being the banner Post of
the State of ho Green Mountains boys.
During the year we have been cheered by
the pretence of our royal friend, Commander
Van Dervoort, in a State Encampment speciallj'
called in his honor. He has a heart as Urge mid
well proportioned as his body, which is no
small aflair. Hjs presence and cheering words,
we believe, left lasting benefit.
Post RobVrts is now having a course of enter
tainments for the purpose of establishing a
relief fund. The, people fully appreciate tho
object and are responding nobly to this eilbrt.
Large audiences greet every entertainment.
The last entertainment consisted of tableaux,
scenes, &c, representing army lifotaud ex
periences. The boys lived over for a little their former
exjKjriences in camp, the field, and prisons, and
the people caught a gHmpau of what we had to
do and endure; of courbe they could not see all.
At the annual election, which was fully at
tended, the following otiicem were elected for
the ensuing year, or rather wero re-elected, all
being the officers of the previous year oxeepsw
the newly-elected chaplain: Coinmaudur, A. T.
Woodward; S. V. C, D. L. Morgan; J. V. C,
E. H. Webster; Q. AL, II. O. Edou; Chap., D.
R. Lowell ; O. D., O. P. Mundick ; O. G., Geo.
Lee; Surg., Dr. J. H. Putnam. There were
also elected, as representatives to the Depart
ment of Vermont at tho annual meeting, which
will le held at Bennington in February next:
C. E. Khsuii, O. P. Mundick, I. O. Edson, D.
L. Morgan, E. H Webster, J. B. Whitney, D. R.
Lowell, and Captain Wm. Cronan, and an equal
number of alternates.
The Post is strong in strong men, such as C011
greasman Joyce, ex-Governor Proctor, Judge
Veazy, Judge Dimton, Adjutant Kinsman, Ad
jutont of Stute, G. A. R. ; Senator Walker, and
many others. We number ulo among our
frioiuls aud benefactors sue.li men as General
Butler and others, Wc believe in an'aggressivo
campaign for the soldiers' righU and the sol
dier's friend Tue National Tribunjs.
I)etk Claims AaotW Veteran
Comrade George L. Piersol was accidontally
killed by being run over by an cngiuo at Free
port, HI., December 8, 1862. Comrade Piersol
enlisted early in 1801 in Company A, Eleventh
HlinoJs regiment, and served three months,
and at the end of his term of Eervice returned
to his homo. In lfeJ2 he enlisted as private in
Company G, Ninety-third Illinois regiment,
and remained in the service till tho close of tho
war. He was promoted Sor soldierly qualities
and bravery first ns orderly sergeant and after
ward its, first lieutenant, which oflico ho held at
the close of the war. For a year past, he has
been on tho police forco of Freeport, 111., aud
was on duty at the time of his death.
Another Successful Post Fair.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Plain viLi.n, Mass., Jan. 1. Tho fair held
here under the auspices of George H. Maintieir
Post, No. 133, Decembor 20 to 23, was a great
success. With tho hall and basement of the
new school-house at their dispoxil, aud con
nected by :i covered way with G. A. R. hall,
tho Post had better facilities than tho con
ductors of any other fairs have had. They wero
not slow to improve them. Tho new hall was
devoted to tho booths, and its ante-rooms to
various other attractions; ono side of the base
ment made an ideal restaurant, the other side,
a magnificent shooting gallery ; while G. A. R.
hall had a museum worthy to bo attached to
the " Greatest Show ou Karth." Wednesday
night there was a large company in excellent
spirits, but owing to the sickness of the Depart
ment Commander the fair was not formally
opened with Grand Army ceremonies.
Thursday evening the crowd of the previous
night was swelled by representations from the
G. A. R. Posts of Franklin, Foxboro aud Attle
borough, and from the Musical aud Literary
Association and Cornet Band of North Attlc
boro. The chief interest centered in voting
the jewel case to the uvt popular young lady,
and the easy chair to the most popular man.
The first was riven to Miss Eveline Whiting,
supported by the Stock Co.. with Mrs. Annie
Matthewson second. 1 he easy cliair rested be
tween Mr. D. II. Corey, of the Stok Co., and
Mr. George Caldwell, salesman for Wade, Davis
& Co. The contest took the form of an issue
between the firms, aud was very exciting.
Just as the polio closed each box received two
envelopes. Mr. Perry produced two $100
checks, signed by Wade, lavis & Co., or 2,000
votes for Mr. Caldwell, and Mr. Maintieu,
$119.10 in cash for Mr. Corey, making a total
of 2, 122 votes for the former, and 1,616 votes
for the last favorite, or $-103.50 for tho chair.
A well-edited journul, called the Skirmisher,
was published during the fair.
Geo. II. Maintien Post, No. 133, was organ
ized May 23, 18d2, by Assistant Adjutant Geh
eral James F. Meecli and Chief Mustering Offi
cer Alfred C Monroe, assisted by a largo do
tacliment of Win. A. Streeter Post, No. 115, of
The ollicers installed aio .as follows: Com
mander, Wra. H. Wado; S. V. C, Jas. Ii. Mat
thowson: J. V. C, Albert W. Burton; Adjt.,
Ira S. Smith ; Q. M., Win. A. Bioko; Surg.,
Daniel S. Vaughn; Chap., Albert G. Wilson;
O. D., H.Eugcno Coombs; O. G., Frank Young;
S. M., Wei. II. Rogers; Q. M. S., Frauk Burton.
The Death of Assistant Aujtitant-Goueral Roberta
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
New Brunswick, N. J., Jan. 1. The death
at Metuchen on the 22d tilt, of Assistant Adjutant-General
R. Lloyd Roberts L very generally
deplored. He was a faithful, conscientious oili
cer, and as a G. A. It. worker was at tho top of
the list. Personally ho was an upright, whole
souled gentleman, aud had a host of irionds. It
was his dying request that he should be buried
by his comrades of Post -11, (of which ho was
adjutant,) under the direction of Commander
J. II. Gilbert, and his wishes were carried out.
The funeral ceremonies were conducted in tho
Presbyterian Church by the Rev. J. G. Mason,
and the former pastor of the deceased, tho Rev.
Mr. Virgin, made some appropriate remarks.
The remains wore then interred in the church
yard adjoining, whero tho impressive funeral
service of tho Order was read by Commander J.
H. Gilbert, assisted by the Chaplain-in-chief,
the Rev. Mr. Harris. Tho attendance of com
rades was very large. Among thoso present
Were: Commander L L. Campbell, S.V. C. Alex
M. Way, C. M. O. George B. Fielder, Chap.-in-Chief
Rev. Wm. Harris, and perhaps other of
the Department officers, whom your correspond
ent had not tho pleasure of knowing.
Of tho personal staff of the Department Com
mander there wero present Charles II. Miller,
of Post 27, as also the following Post Command
ers: Thomas A. Little, of IV't 25, Elizabeth;
O. A. Kibbie, of Poet 15, New Brunswick; Jules
Lambot, of Post 61, Elizabethport, and James
L. Bodwell, of Post 27, Rahway. This delega
tion was accompanied by a fife and drum corps
and numbered forty-seven comrades. Tho'two
Posts jTrom New Brunswick wero also well
represented. J. M. F.
A New Hall Dedicated at Trenton,
Special Corresioiideno National Tribune.
Trenton, N. J., Jan. 2. Aaron Wilkes Post,
No. 23, dedicated itd new hail in this city last
evening. The .Post's fine apartment is in tho
third story front of Dippolt's new building. It
is 37xbo feet, and therefore well adapted to
the purpose for which it hafe been appiopriatcd.
On tho floor lies a soft, rich Brussels carpet,
with a modest leaf design in cardinal, red, and
black. Along the sides are settees of ash and
walnut, with perforated seats. For the ollicers
there are fancy but substantial rockers, and for
the Commander and Senior Vice Commander
there are large wall chairs, with perforated
backs. The pedestals are of solid walnut, on
which are carved tho rank of each officer, cud
attc simile of the Grand Army badge. In tho
centre of tho room is the altar. This is a very
unique piece of workmanship. It is of solid
walnut also, being faced with eight panels. On
each panel, carved out of the wood, is an ap
propriate design. On ono panel tho artist
shows an infantryman on picket duty. On
another the engagement between the Merrimac
and tho Monitor is depicted. A third displays
a cavalry scout. Tho other carvings are an
artilleryman and battery; a stack of arm3 ; a
fort and artillery wagon ; crossed cannons and
signal corps. On the top of tho latter is an
additional design, showing all corps marks.
A few feet east of the altar is a camp-firo.
From it hangs a haversack and canteen carried
by Comrade Lafayette Horner. Thero is also
suspended from it a knapsack, cautccn, and
haveroack which were worn by Comrade Grover.
Each window In tile room has a lambrequin in
which is worked the figures 23, which is tho
Post's number. Tho windows are further dec
orated with two corps nags each, and there are
enough windows to show every corps of tho
Union Army. Iu tho room are two mountain
howitzers and six stacks of arms. Tho escutch
eons of Rome of the members are hung upon the
walls, and besides thero are paintings, engrav
ings, and plaqins nicely distributed, which
lend an air of refinement to the scene. An oil
portrait of tho heroic soldier who fell at Wil
ihimsburg', and after whom the Post is named,
has a conspicuous place; the engraving of the
dashing and gallant Phil. Kearny and a large
oil paiuting of Washington closing the Dela
ware are aho prominent ornaments. In the
plaques are portraits of the lamented Garfield.
Tho dedication exercises wero very interest
ing. C'Anmander U. B. Tetus presided, aud
music Wm-s furnished by the Third Presbyterian
Church choir. Chaplain J. II. Hurpstur deliv
ered an eloquent address and Comrade Stahl
read two poems, one entitled "Tho Conquered
Banner," written by a confederate, and tho
other entitled "The Victorious Banner," writ
ten by himself. Tho entertainment concluded
with a collation aud a daueo.
Tho Department Kncanipiiient (luruiantonn ilonti
inent SoMierh1 Orphans' Schools.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Philadelphia, Jan. 2. The eutiro amount
required for the Germantown Soldiers' monu
ment has been raised, and the monument itself
will bo finished by the last of May next, and
will, in all respects, it ia said, ba ono of the
hands duest in tho State. It will be located in
the centre of Market Square, Germantown.
Just while we are scratching our heads and
thinking what to write next, w will say to
t he comrades : Break away all tho delays in hav
ing House bill No. 1110 become a law, but
don't, for tho lifb yf you, break auy of tlioso
good resolutions made yesterday. A happy
New Year to you, all the same.
Tho annual Encampment, G, A. E., of the
Department of Penns3'lvania will bo held at
YiIkobarro January 31 and February 1, 1883.
One of the most important matters which will
come up for action will be the reduction of del
egates. At present tho representation is 0110 to
ovory fifty comrades in each Post, but the pur
poso is to make it ono to every one hundred.
Thin Dopartment has grown to such propor
tions that tho body of delegates at the Depart
ment Encampments havo become too laTge and
unwieldy. Not only that, but it is an unnec
essary expense sending so many delegates.
Tho mo3t prominent candidate for Depart
ment Commander at this writiug seems to be
F. H. Dyer, of Washington, Pennsylvania, who
is conceded to bo a good man, and who will, no
doubt, make a good Commander.
In pursuance of a resolution adopted at tho
last semi-annual Encampment of this Depart
ment, the following named comrades have been
appointed a committeo on legislation for Sol
diers' Orphans' Schools: John Taylor, Past
Department Commander; J. K. Bogart, lawyer,
Post 07, Wilkoabarro; W. Hays Grier, editor,
Post 118, Columbia ; James G. Vale, lawyer,
Post 201, Carlisle; Thoma3 G. Sample, Post 128,
Allegheny City; Samuel R. Bach tell, Post 2,
Philadelphia; E. P. Gould, lawyer, Post 67,
Erie; E. J. Burrows, postmaster, Williamsport ;
Hon. W. H. Graham, Pot 88, Allegheny City;
Rev. John W. Sayers, Department Chaplain ;
W. W. Trout, editor, Post 170, Lewistowu; D.
Stewart Elliott, Post 131, Mifllintown ; W. C.
Fox, Post 58, Harrisbnrg; John F. Denniston,
Post 117, city treasurer of Pittsburg; Robert
M. Lyon, Post 41, mayor of Pittsburg; and
Richard Rahn, Post 23, coal operator of Potta
villo. This is certainly a mighty strong and
influential committee, and will, no doubt, ac
complish tho objects sought to be attained,
which is to have the Soldiers' Orphans' School
kept open until tho year 18i)0.
The installation services of the ollicers of tho
Posts here will be grand and imposing. Posts
1 and 2 every Christmas give an entertainment
to the children of the comrades, winding up by
presenting each littlu one with something for
Christmas. Many u little heart is made glad
in this way Dox.
The Jinnnor Post.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Columbus, O., Jan. 1. The comrades of tho
Grand Army, through your valuabloaud widely
circulated paper, will he glad, no doubt, to hear
fiom the Dopartment of Ohio, This Depart
ment now numbers aliout 300 Posts, with over
17,000 members and is rapidly growing. J. C
McCoy Post, No. 1, of this city, was organized
January 1, 18S1, under the command of tho
present Department Commander, Gen. Charles
T. Clark, who earnestly devoted his time and
attention to its growth and prosperity, and
mustered 2G2 recruits during that year. Carl N.
Bancroft was elected Post Commander for 18&2,
and under his command 30S recruits have been
mustered into its ranks during that year, and
tho present membership is 5.72 comrades in
good standing. Wo claim that no Post of tho
Grand Army since tho organization of tho
Order has equalled it in tho samo length of
time. Tho comrades aro wide awake and aro
bound to fulfill tho pledge given our Commander-in-Chief,
when hero to report on Janu
ary 1,18S1, as tho Banner Post of tho Grand
Army. Wo have tho material to recruit from,
and every comrade is detailed to this lino of
duty to induce tho old veterans, who arc worthy
to unite with us, and we shall not relax our
efforts as long as thero is one left in tho capital
city of tho Buckeyo Stuto.
I. C. McCoy.
A 2Ierrjr Christinas Night.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Hillsboro, Ohio, Dec. 23. Music Hall was
comfortably filled on Christmas night with a
largo audience of ex-Union soldiers and many
invited guests, who participated in an old
fashioned camp dinner of pork, beans and
''hard tack," it being tho first logular " Camp
fire" of John M. Barrere Post, No. 205, G. A. R.
About 7:30 o'clock Capt. E. Carson, Commander
of the Post, called the memrT"v order and
made a neat opening address, j. few minutes
afterwards about fifty members of J. B. Elliott
Post, of Raiiisboro, headed by their Commander,
Capt. D. M. Barrett, filed into tho hall to tho
music of drum and fife. They wero immedi
ately followed by a procession of some fifty sons
of cx-soldiers of various ages, from five years
upwards, led by Sergeant II. II. Maddox.
Speeches wero made by General S. II. Hurst,
Captain Barrett, Private Dumenil, Captain De
Enters, and Hon. A. Hart. Some excellent old
army songs wero sung by tho boys, under tho
leadership of Captain G. B. Gardner. Tbe Post
has about sixty-livo members. The old vet
erans like Peter Dillon, seemed to enjoy tho
occasion very much. E. T. W.
Tho History and Character of a Crack Tost at
Special Correspondence National Tribune
Oxford, O.. Dec. 27, 1882. I have just had
tho pleasure of visiting Millikin Post, No. 228,
of this place, and although tho Department of
Ohio now numbers 300 Posts, I know of none
that has such a brilliant future bofore it as this.
It was orgauized May 25th, 1382, by G. M.
Flemmcr, Assistant Mustering Oflicor, assisted
by a delegation of twenty comrades from tho
Wetzel-Compton Post, No. 06, Hamilton, headed
by Commander D. T. Hensley, who, upon ar
rival, found twenty-two as gallant soldiers as
ever shouldered a musket ready to bo mus
tered iu as charter members. Tho following
Tostcr of officers wero chosen, and, with but
two exceptions, will continue throughout 1883:
Com., Adrian Beaugureau, late of Co. B, Ninety
first Penna. volunteers ; S. V. C, G. M. Adams,
Co. M, Second Ohio cavalry; J. V. G, L. P.
Murray, Co. B, Sixty-ninth Ohio infantry;
Chaplain, L. E. Grennan, hospital-steward
Twenty-sixth Ohio ; Surgeon, Dr. E. L. Hill,
surgeon Twentieth Ohio voluutees; Q. M.,
Daniel Beaton, O. S. Co. M, Second Ohio cav
alry ; 0. D., James Nutfc, Thirty-seventh Ind.
inf. ; 0. G., It. W. Dewitt, Co. A, Forty-seventh
Ohio infantry. Tho Commander mado the
following judicious appointments: Adjutant,
Charles Wright, Co. C. Eighty-first Ohio ; S. M.,
Dr.W.T. Porter, Sixty-ninth Ohio: Q. M.S.,
James M. Saunders, Co. K, Eighty-sixth Ohio.
At tho lato election Stanley W. Higgins, Co. B.,
Sixty-ninth Ohio, was chosen S. V. 0. ; W. W.
Oslorno, Co. D, Forty-seventh Ohio, J. V. C. ;
G. W. Penny, Co. B. Sixty-ninth 0. V. I., O. G.
Tho name under consideration and subse
quently chosen, was that of Colonel Minor W.
Millikin, who was killed at Stone Rivor, Dec.
31, 18b"2, while leading his command, the First
Ohio cavalry, in action during a critical poriod
of the battle. His widow, Mrs. Mary Millikin,
still resides in Oxford, and has been mado an
honorary member, a similar compliment having
beon pa-id tuo hcautilul, accomplished and
talented lady, Mr3. Josephino Wetler, tho
reader, by the Wotzel-Comptou Post, Hamilton,
, In tho work of mustering in recruits this
Post has been true to its obligation. It has
now a membership of forty-five. It meets 011
the first and third Mondays. A number of the
comrades reside in Indiana, over tho border.
In tho lino of ollicers this Post has reasons
for congratulation. They aro particularly for
tunate in tho Commander chosen, tor 1 con
sider him ono of the host I have seen lately.
He entered tho service in CoinpauyB, Ninety
first Regiment Pennsylvania volunteers aud
served gallantly all through a thmj-j ear's en
listment as a sergeant of his company. After
the war ho was called to the chair of professor of
French, drawing, and painting in the Maine Uni
versity, and remained seventeen years thero.
lie still pnrsuus his art studies, and has estab
lished here for tho first time in this section an
"Art Emporium" which is not only an honor to
himself, but an ornament to tho village. Hois
a kadcr in all that is ennobling to the human
family, progressive and public spirited, the
embodiment of honor, known by many, bo
lovcd by all.
Comrade Daniol P. Beaton, tho quartermas
ter, shows what the people can do for a soldier.
Ho was a poor boy ; enlisted in Company M,
Second Ohio cavalry ; was orderly sorgcaut of
his company ; sacrificed a leg at tho battle of
Mouticclto, Kentucky, Juno t), 1863, while
fighting dismounted; camo homo; was unani
mously named by the citizens as their choice
for postmaster; was recently reappointed by
President Arthur for the fifth consecutive term.
Comrado George M. Adams rose to bo enptain
of his company. He is a brave soldier brave
to the core; now a successful business man and
a strong pillow of this Pot.
Comrade L. P. Murray, a young Etripling of
a boy, entered Company B, Sixty-ninth Ohio,
under Colonel Lowis D. Campbell, ex-United
States Minister to Mexico. Ho followed the
fortunes of that command from Stone River to
the close of the war. Wounded at Boonsboro,
Comrado Joseph Wilkinson, lato Company C,
Ono Hundred and twentieth New York volun
teers, (Excelsior Brigade,) has a remarkablo mil
itary racord ; wounded three different times
"head, thigh, and knee" while in command
of his company. After meritorious service was
forced to relinquish his command. Is now a
prosparous merchant in high standing aud one
of tho charter members.
Comrade J. E. Chattou, late an officer in the
JTinety-third Ohio, a regiment hastily organ
ized, thrown without any preparation" to tho
front," underwent thoso radical changes inci
dental to military life in a vigorous campaign ;
closing its military career wrestling with Hood
in the desperate battle of Nashville, Dec. 1864.
Comrade Samuel GofT, Jr., Company B, Forty
seventh Ohio, also mado a fine military record
in a regiment that saw effective scrvico under
Sherman in tho West.
Comrade J. B. Porter, entering the war early
in 1861, remained on special detached servico
until tho close of tho rebellion while a mem
ber of the Forty-seventh Ohio; is now a physi
cian, with a lucrative practice.
Surgeon Dr. Edward L. Hill wits formerly of
the Twentieth Ohio, subsequently became chief
surgeon of the Second division. Seventeenth
Army Corps ( Logan's), and afterwards superin
tendent of the goueral hospitals of Marietta,
Ga., during tho Atlanta campaigns.
Chaplain L. E. Grennan is an Irishman and
was educated for a Catholic priest, bt re
nounced his allegiance, and tacuue a convert
to the Protestant faith. He is a natural wit
and orator. He entered tho service in the
Twentieth Ohio. Promoted hospital steward.
Dr. Hill informs mo " that when a battle was
coming on Grennan would alw&ys turn up
missing. Would desert his post " But would
be found ' musket in ltand ' fighting like a
Turk " with some regiment, and aflnr the battle
was over he would resume his hospital duties.
After his military career was over he came
here and accepted a professorship in the colored
Comrade Stanley Higgins, Co. B. Sixty
ninth Ohio, the newly-elected Senior Vice, has
a brilliant record as a soldier, also Comrade
James M. Saunders, who says that he ontred
the war as a high private, Co. K, Eighty-sixth
Ohio, and came kick as such ; ho wants no
higher honor. Your corresjMHident wns the
recipiont from this comrade of hospitality and
courtesies that ho will long remember. The
adjutant. Comrade Chas. Wright, is known as
the "soldier poet ;" considers himself only a
rhymer. Ho served all tho through tho war.
Ho is now township clerk. This shows tho
class of men from which this Post is mado of.
Decoration Day has always been oliecrved
here. Hereafter it will be celebrated under
Post auspices. S. Y.
A New Tost at ilinier.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Minier, III., Dec. 22, 1832. John Hunter
Post, No. 163, was mustered in at this place on
the night of December 12, 1882, with sixteen
old veterans as charter members, by L. S. Hud
son, chief mustering officer of the Department
of Illinois. The Post was named in honor of
a gallant soldier who went from this place and
was killed in tho war. The officers aro as fol
lows: Commander of Post, W. F. Rowell ; S. V.
C, Vol. Myers; J. V. C, J. F. Beal; Adj't, B.
It. Bachman ; Surg., G. M. Blackburn ; Chap.,
J. L. Guuncll; Q. M., II. A. Peirce; O. D., 11.
L. Ogdon ; O. G., James Melvin ; S. M., D.
Pride; Q. M. S., John Ii. Adams.
Yours, very respectfully,
Actiou of the Convention to Secure a Soldiers' Ilome.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Junction City, Kan., Jan. 1. The conven
tion of the Grand Army of the Republic, at tho
Opera House, Wednesday and Thursday of
that week, to consider tho best means of secur
ing a Soldiers' Homo in the State of Kansas for
tho benefit of tho old soldiors in Kansas, Colo
rado, Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa, and our
growing Territories west, was a very pleasant
aud business-like meeting. Tho entire con
vention visited Fort Riloy.and were cordially
received by tho officers. After a pleasant visit
to tho commandant of tho Mtet, tho post adju
tant escorted the Grand Army comrades through
tho barracks and other buildings. After an
inspection of the post and explanations of the
surroundings tho comrades ruturned to their
hall and passed tho following resolution:
Resolved, That there be a committee of two com
rades from each Congressional district, who shall
constitute a committee ou Soldiers' Home, of whioh
committee Department Commander "W'alkinshaw
is chairman, and he shall appoint such comrades
from each district to form the eomuiif.ee ; and tltat
this eommittco memorialize Congrvhe, through our
Representatives from thin and athoinuig states,
tliat the military post of Fort Riley and the reaorve
be iet aside ad a soldiers' home ami a tehool for
soldiers' orphans and children; that it shall be a
home for all honorably discharged soldiers, sailors,
and marines who may ask for a home for them
selves and schools for their children ; and tliat the
reserve be utilised as a homo for such, by giving
to each so much of this land us they will each
need for their maintenance.
Whilo here three entertainments wero given
by the Junction City Post, which were largely
attended by the citizens. Wednesday afternoon
Mr. Walkmshaw gave a matinee for the benefit
01 tho school children, when tho Opera House
was literally packed with the young ones, who
enjoyed tho show immensely. Tho entertain
ment consisted of scioptic views illustrative of
army life and war scenes. The stage was deco
rated with flags and arranged to represent a
camp-ground with cannon to the right and left,
camp kettles, stacks of arms, teuts, etc., in the
middle and background. Wednesday evening
Mayor Blakely, Maj. Ketner, Dr. Tilton, F. S.
Haughawout, and others responded to toasts,
the exercises being interspersed with music by
the Ninth Cavalry band, under lead of Prof.
Spiegel. Thursday evening the Opera Hoiiie
was filled again, tho audience being entertained
with singing and literary exercises.
Among those in attendance from abroad, were
K. Shaw, Paola ; A. B. Chapman, Plaino ; W. T.
Davidson, Abilene; J. V. Pierce, Osago Mis
sion ; J. C. Walkinshaw, Leavenworth ; S. I'.
BruneU, R. W. Jenkins, J. A. Hare, J. H.
Devin, Clay Centre ; C. Guttery, Bull City.
A Xe.r California Post.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
San Francisco, Dec. 22. A new Post, enti
tled Gen. George H. Meade Post, No. 48, G. A. E.,
was organized at Hamilton Hail, in this city,
Saturday evening, December 9th. J. M. Davis,
S. V. D. C, acted as mustering ollicer, and ho
was assisted by George M. McCarthy, A. A. G.;
J. W. Staples, Inspector; Charles E. Wilson,
J. A. : and Comrades W. H. Aiken aud John
IL Larkin, of Lincoln Post, aud J. J. Welsh",
of Garfield Post. The following officers wero
elcctod for tho eusuing term: D. M. Cash in,
Post Commander; M. J. Acton, S. V. C: A.W.
Bradbury, J. V. C. ; J. M. Creed, Q. M. ; L.
Manning, Chaplain; A. S. Isaacs, Adj't.; Jacob
Deutsch, O. D.; Daniel Walsh, O. G.; William
Patten, Surg.; Delegate to Department En
campment, M. J.Actou; Alternate, A.W. Bi ad
bury ; P. O. Grady, I. G.
Stray Shots Along" tho Lino.
Comrade S. N. Brace, Fredericksburg, Iowa,
writes us that J. B. Carpenter Post, No. 101,
was mustered in at that place November 29
with 11 charter members, and now numbers 31.
It was the first Post in the county, but it
will not bo the only ono long. The officers aro
as follows: M. S. Sherman, commander; II. P.
Carpenter, S. V. C; J. N. Coleman, J. V. C. ;
J. II. Allison. Q. M.; George Pease, Surgeon;
James Mitchell, Chaplain; S. N. Brace, O. D. ;
J. H. Lmigdon, O. G., and II. B. Carpenter,
Delegate Dopartment Encampment.
Tho Camp-firo given by Wesley Green Post,
No. 14, at Sleepy Eye, Minn., on Friday even
ing, tho 22d ult., was a grand success. The hall
was tastily decorated with the Nation's ensigns
aud a beautiful portrait of tho lato soldior
Prcident, General Garfield. A bouutiful sup
per was served to the guests of the Post, who
wero quite numeious, and they evidently en
joyed themselves as only soldiers and thoir
wives can. The evening's entertainment was
interspersed with toasts, short speeches and
pieces of music. This wasthe first Camp-fire
over held in Brown county, and among tho
guests wore twenty Comrades from Springfield.
Comrado Rodney Seavcr writes us from
Darieu, Wis., that the following comrades were
elected olficors of Abraham Lincoln Post, No. 3.
for the ensuing year: Post Commander, J. M.
Vanderhoof; S. V. C, E. E. Park; J. V. C,
Riley Wheeler; Q. M., J. B. Johnson; Surg.,
Martin Dean ; Chap., Benjamin Bloss ; O. .,
II. M. Fitz Gerald; O.G., O. C. Starin; Adj't,
Rodney Seavcr. The following regiments aro
represented in our Post: First Wisconsin heavy
artillery, First, Thirteenth, Twenty-second,
Tweuty-oighth, Thirty-fifth, Fortieth, Forty
fourth aud Forty-ninth Wisconsin infantry,
Second Wisconsin cavalry, Third un;l Tenth
Michigan cavalry, Eighth Illinpis cavalry,
Ninth New Jersey cavalry, Twenty-second
New York cavalry, One Hundredth Indiana
infantry, Twenty-first Iowa infantry; also,
gunboats llrilliiint and Monticello and First regi
ment Mechanics. Our Post is made up of good
earnest workers in the cause of tho G. A. R.,
and many of them think they canuet get along
without The National Tribune the true
AndtheTcry Substantial Rations Which it Contains
for the Dois.
A now Post is about to be established at Eook
A Post of fifty members is about to bo mu3
tared in at Bcloit, Kan.
The annual E-ncanipmcnt of the Department
of Kansas will beheld at Wyandotte, Jan. 24 th.
A convention of ex-prisoneis will be held at
Columbus, on the 9th inst., to organise a State
The Union Veterans' Union, of Jersey City.
N. J., has passed a resolution urging Usitsd
States Senators to vote for the $40 bilL
Comrade E. B. Hancock, Btootnington, III.,
writes us that Post No. 146 of that place ia in a
nourishing condition. It nsnv mustaxs 71
The amount received ktr Chmtsaae presents
for Grand Army Posts in Ohio by the Soldiers'
Home at Xeuia was 123.14. Eighty-eight
Kit Canon Post, Lyons, Kan., had a jolly
Camp-fire on the 26th alt. A lot at aid aoldiara
from Sterling went over and took text Lyons
boys by surprise.
Comrade U. M. C. Reynolds, Whiting, Kan.,
sends us 4 new subscribers, and states that Post
N. B. Page, No. 140, has been established at
that place with 25 charter members.
Comrade J. N. Dauner, Wilson. Kansas,
writes ns that Post No, 115 has jeen established
there with 16 members, and a good prospect
for obtaining many more. J. 11. Buldridge is
Comrade B.I Neborgall, Wayland, Nebraska,
writes ns that the veterans residing in that
neighborhood are thinking of organizing 3
Grand Army Po6t. Let The Tribunk know
when you are ready.
Comrade Kirk writes us from Rolling Prairie,
Indiana, that Hathaway Post, No. 110, which
was mustered on the 11th of November, with
35 charter members, is in a prosperous condi
tion, and steadily gaining strength.
E. J. Onnsbeo Post, Brandon, Vt, held a
rousing Camp-fire on the 23d ult. Commander
"Wm. H. Flint presided, and among others who
mado speeches were" Colonel H. II. Merritt,
Capt. A. S. Cook aud Comrades Copen and Carr.
General U. S. Grant will bo present at the
installation of ofiicers and entertainment of
Barbara Freitchie Post, No. 11, G. A. It., to be
held at the Noble Street BaptistChurch, Brook
lyn, N. Y., on Wednesday evening, January 10,
Comrado John T. Fitch, Elk Valley, Neb.,
soads us a now subscriber, and says that a new
Post was established at Ponca, on the 4th of
October, with 6-1 charter members. By the
next meeting the Post will probably reach a
membership of 100
The beautiful white silk flag given to Gen.
James ..kpplcton Post, No. 128, G. A. R., of Ips
wich, Mass., by D. F. Appleton, Esq., of New
York ci ty, was formally presented to that or
ganization on the 22d inst., and an interesting
letter from the doner was read.
Comrade C. J. Graves, Ames, Iowa, writes us
that tho Grand Army Post at that placo ha3
now about; eighty members. The officers aro
as follows: Commander, H. Wilson, jr.; S. V.
C, A. II. Back ; J. V. C, S. B. O'Brien ; Q. M.,
H. Haberty; O. D., D. A. Bydon; Surgeon, E.
Comrade Funk, Bradshaw, Nebraska, 'writes
us that the Grand Army Post (No. 97) organ
ized at that placo last June, with 20 charter
members, is prospering finely. The Postat York,
eight miles distant, numbers over 200 mem
bers. It was this Post whidh won the banner
at the Reunion at Central City, in 1SS1, for
turning out the largest number of men.
Thomas M. iiedwick Post, No. 294, was or
ganised at East Brady, Pa., December 22, by
Colonel D. W. G oheen, assisted bj- . D. Sharp
Post. No. 2ti7, of Rimersburg. This Post starts
oft" with twenty-two charter members. Pros
ecte for the future very flattering. The Pose
will do good, as it has intelligent, conscientious
ofiicers, and mem hers who will" work hard to
build up tho Pest. .
The National Encampment and Reunion will
be held at Denver, Colorado, next August, and
the headquarters of tha Department of Colo
rado have been established in that city. General
E. K. Stimpsou is Department C-muntDU?raud
Will L. Visscher chief of the literary bureau
and assistant inspector general. It U expected
the Eucampment anil Reunion wJl bo a great
ovenc in the history of tho Grand Army.-
Comrade L. A. PI letteplace, Mepasha, Wis.,
writes us that J.P.Snepard Post, No. 44. which
was recently organhsod at that place, has now
36 members, and inte uds to hold a camp-fire on
the third Thursday in the present month,
when tho following ofiicers will be installed :
Commander, L. A. Phetteplace; 'S. V. C, C. C.
Washburn ; J. V. C, J. C. Massap ; O. D., N.
Thatcher; Q. M., J. V. McCaudless, and O. G.
C. H. VauCott.
A firo at Blue EartJi, Minn., recently, des
troyed every bit of property and every me
mento belonging to tbo Grand Army Post at
that place, and the pi'tblie-spirited citizens of
the town got up a fhir to raise funds with
which to refurnish a 1 tall for the Post. The
fair was held on tho 26th ult., and on the
evening of that day Gov, Wakefield, in behalf
of the ladies, presented beautiful flag to tho
Post. Commander Dary made a fitting ac
knowledgment. A haudaome sum was realised
by the fair.
Comrado J.H. Langdon, Fredericksburg, Iowa,
writes us : "A Post has be en established at this
nlace with 19 charter imiinbers. and we havo
added to it until we have about 30, with mora
coming. Tho officers are as follows: Com
mander, M. S. Sherman ; .?. V. C, H. B. Car
penter; J. V. C, J. W. Coleman; Adjutant, M.
P. Bullen; Q. M., Joseph Ellison; Surgeon,
George Pease; Chaplain, Rev. James Mitchell;
O. D., S. M. Ereece ; O. G., J. H. Langdon; S.
JI., Henry A. Pond : Q. M. S., R. W. Ridtler.
Enclosed please find five dollars for five new
E. E. Wisby, Mouut Horei, O., writes 113
that Post No. 275 of that place .bas now a mem
bership of 30, with a prospect of largely increas
ing its membership during the ureseut winter.
The officers aro a follows: Coiumauder, L. T.
Earhart; S. V. C, J. C. Evans; J. V. C, N. R.
Walker; Adjt, Gen. H. H. Jcios; Q. M.,
Wilson; Surgeon, V. V. Smith; O. D.,
S. A. Dav; O. G., J. C. Cross; Adjutant, N. IL
Walker ; Sergeant-Major, S. Wright; A. Q.M.,
Y. M. Frayre; Aida-de-Camp, E. Yilaby; In
spector, Harvey Kimiet; Inside Spntiiiel, W.
B. Walker; and Outside Sentinel, Jesse Cal
Phasft Post No. 50. of Tifnsvillo. Pa.-held a
largely-attended Camp-fire on the 2SU ult. Tho
programme embraced remarks by Poss Com
mander E. W. Bettes; music by quartet o; remi
niscence; of Pope's campaign in Virgin;), Dr. J.
L. Dunn ; recitation by Mrs. C. C. Pvarsall ;
music, "Marching through Georgia." by W.lll.
McDonald and tho Post ; a true story -by J)r.
T.J. Young; song by the Post; reeitatou hy
Mrs. C. C. Pearsall; music by the quattette;
recitation by Mr. A. L. Kilmati; ''Ileali"
Song by the, Post Dr. Dunn's contribution
was an admirable ono, and we hopo to repro
duce it in The Tbibune. ' ',
Comrade G. G. Ecelcy, Spring Green, "Wis
consin, writes us that T. J. Hungerford I oat,
No. 39, which was mustered iu last August,
with 22 churter members, has gained 11 "re
cruits since then, and the boys seem just wait
ing up to the importance of joining tho Grai&l
Army, for thero aro eight applications pouti
ing. The TitiBUNE is certainly doing gntiit'l
work in building up tho Grand Army amE
uniting old soldiers in one graud brotherhood!
It seems to 1110 that Ave shall now have to batJ
tie for our just rights as stubbornly as wu did
for tho Union from '01 to '65, but I havo faith
now, as I had then, that wo shall finally tri
umph as we did at Appomattox, if we ouly
rally around The National Twbuns as our
Comrado James E. Richardson, West Acton,
Mass., who has sent us 3-1 subscribers, writes :
' The membership of our Post, Isaac Davis, No.
133, is now 45, although it has not been estab
lished quite a year yet. More than half of tho
members, yes, two-thirds, take The 'Tribune,
aud like it very much. We havo three vil
lages, Smith, We&t, and Centre. Tho Grand
Army hall is located in our village, tho West,
but wo sometimes hold meetings at one of the
other villages, and as wo are united, have in
teresting gatherings whenever wo meet Our
commander is C. "W. Parker, a survivor of An
dersonville; S. V. C, Jonathan Loker ; J.V.C.,
L. Ilosmer; Adjutant, L. A.'Ht.sselton; O. D.,
William Hundley; O. G., D.H.Hall; Q. M.,
Samuel Guilford ; Chaplain, Dr. J. Hutchin
son ; Surgeon, Dr. Saundors ; S. M., J. R. Lawrence."