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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: "WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1883.
TtjE GRAND PJY.
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Department Encampments Post Mus
ters, Elections and Installations.
Our Grand Army column3 this week contain
fresh and interesting news from noary every
Department, and tho indications all point to a
continuaace of the active interest which ha3
lately been manifested in the growth of the
Order. The annual Department Encampments
have been fixed for tho latter jMirfc of January
and boginniug of February, and they promise
to be largely attended. Tho following is a
partial list of tho linio and places at which
they will convene:
Maine, Auburn, Feb. Sth ; Vermont, Benning
ton, Feb. S-9th; Rhode Island, Providence,
Jan. 25th; Connecticut, Hartfort, Jan. 31st;
New York, Troy, Jan. 24-25th; New Jersey,
Trenton, Jan. 25-26th; Pennsylvania, Wilkos
barrc, Jan. 31st-Feb. 1st; Delaware, WTilniington,
Jan. 12th; Ohio, Youngstown, Jan. 17-3 Sth ;
Michigan, Battlo Creek, Jan. lbtk: Illinois,
Danville, Jan. 31st; Minnesota, St. Paul, Jan.
17-lSth; Kansas, Wyandotte, Jan. 21-22d; Cali
fornia, San Francisco, Jan.lU-20th.
Tho next National Encampment, as has al
ready been announced in theso columns, will bo
held at Denver, Col., on the Sth, 9th and 10th
of August, and it will bo seen by tho following
letter from Comrade B. K.Stimsou, Department
Commander of Colorado, that preparations have
already been begun for what is suro to be the
most notable gathering in tho history of tho
Headquarters Dett. or Colorado,
Uuanj Army op thk IlKr-rouc,
Dexvkr, Col., January 5, 1SS3.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Deak Comkapk: I cannot at present givo
you any details of arrangements for the National
Encampment. The general progress this far is
the promiso of low railway rates, a bill in Con
gress asking tho loan of 1,000 tents from tho
Government, and a bill introduced into the
Colorado Legislature (now in session) to-day
providing for au appropriation of $21,000 for
the proper entertainment of the Grand Army
in August. After the consummation of all wo
ak I shall be able to furnish you a detailed
statement of every feature of tho programme,
and I do not know of a quicker medium of
communication through which to reach all Posts
of the Grand Army than the columns of The
E. K. SriMsorr,
We also havo tho pleasure of announcing
that threo more "Tribune Posts" are about to
be established, as will bo seen by the following
letter from Adjutant General F. E. Brown:
Eeadqbs. Adjutaxt General G. A. R.,
Ouaha, Neb., January 4, 18S3.
Deab Comrade: Yours of the 29th ult. in
closing petitions for G. A. R. Posts at Rock
Elm, Wis., St. Joseph, 111., and Cambridgoboro,
Pa., have been duly received, and will bo at
tended to at once.
Yours in F., C, and L.,
F. E. Eeown, A. Q.
The Annual Encampment A Gain of One Thousand
Opeclal Correspondence National Tribune.
Bangob, Jan. 8. Our annual Department
Encampment will meet at Auburn, February 8,
(just one year from tho date of last Encamp
ment,) in Auburn Hall. Tho meeting of the
Council of Administration will bo held, either
in the afternoon or evening (or both) of tho
7th for tho transaction of such business as may
come before them. Upon the evening of tho
8th, after tho adjournment of tho Encampment,
the delegates and friends will be entertained
by Burnsido Post, No. -17. of Auburn.
Commander-in-Chief Van Dcrvoort, being
billed to be in Massachusetts and Vermont the
last of this month, has been invited to meet
with us. Wo understand that tho Junior Vice
Commander-in-Chief, Gen. Isaac S. Bangs,, of
Waterville, Me., and tho Chaplain-in-Chief,
Bev. I. M. Foster, of Waterloo, N. Y., will bo
present with him upon this occasion. Tho
nrospect for a large delegation is good. Maino
has gained 1,000 members (and some over, I
think,) since wo last met. For the place that
is so far down East as to poke The sun up every
morning for tho rest of the world, wo think
wo are doing well; but ''still there's more
coming after." Fraternally, yours, &c,
John F. Foster,
The Annual Encampment.
8pcdal Correspondence National Tribune.
Benxington, Yt., Jan. S. The Sixteenth
Annual Encampment of the Department of
Vermont, G. A. 11., will convene at Bennington,
Vt., Thursday and Friday, February 8 and 9,
18S3. Headquarters will be established at the
Putnam House, where the Council of Adminis
tration will meet at 3 o'clock p. in., February
bin, to act as committee on credentials and to
transact other business; pertaining to its duties.
A Camp-fire will be held Thursday evening,
when addresses may be expected from promi
rent comrades of this and other Departments.
( aster Pest, No. 42, will furnish guards for tho
Uncampineiit, and exemplify the work by mus
tering a recruit.
The 326th Pe&t Mustered Important Questions to
New York, Jan. 8. During the past week
fix charters for new Posts were granted, bring
ing up the total to 320. The new Posts are
located as follows:
No. 321, at Dryden, Tompkins county; No.
"22, North villc, 1- ultou county ; No. 323, Water
town, Jefferson county; No. 324, Wefctficld,
( Lautauqua county; No. 325, Ovid, Seneca
county, and No. 320, Greenwich, Washington
county. Several new Posts will soon bo organ
ized in New York and Brooklyn, offshots from
come of the larger Posts in those cities.
Tho approaching annual encampment at
Troy is now attracting attention. Tho New
York limes, of yesterday, bays:
" Au important matter to be brought before
the coming encampment will be with regard to
the permanent location of Department head
quarters. Hitherto it has been tho custom of
tLc Department Commander to locate his head
quarters at the place of his residenco. Tho effort
Will be made to permanently locate them in
this city, and it is generally conceded that, ixs
i lg the great distributing point of all business
Lid containing proportionally the greatest
ii amber of Posts, every detail regarding tho
Grand Army could bo more quickly acted upon
Ltre than in any other section of the State.
"Another innovation proijosed upon the prac
tice of years past is that of making tho Me
morial Committee of this city the General Re
1 et Committee for the c-ty. The committee Las
low a fund of over $2,000, wnich may be do
ctod to this purpose. It is proposed that a
,crmaueut fund shall bo held by the committee,
Lnd that all applications for relief, whether to
t-ie Posts or thy Dejartnient ollicers, shall be
referred to it, and only in event of improbable
circumstances shall any demand be made on
Pust funds. This action would relievo tho
Post ollicers of a good deal of labor, and in tho
1 andsof a good working committee there would
be little opportunity of unworthy persons re
ceiving benefit from the organization. Tho
c uestion will be dibcussed at the next meeting
cf the Memorial Committee.
"There is urgent necessity for more ground
for the National Cemetery at Cypress Hills. An
advantageous oner has been made to the authori
ties which if not soon taken advantage of will
Lot be available. The grounds now contain
over 4,000 bodich, of which 472 are those of con
federates, and whose graves receivo the same
care as the others. In this cemetery, any hon
orably discharged soldier or sailor dying in a
destitute condition may be buried free of cost.
But this spirit of an act of Congress cannot long
bo continued, unless additional grounds are
eecural by the Government. There is still
tuilieient bpace for about 300 graves, and Suer
intendctit John Brysou reports that there were
about 40 interments last year. It is tho inten
tion of tho authorities to remove the remains
t . upward of GOO soldiers buried on Governor's
Lland to this cemetery, but under prcEent cir
cumstances such action is impossible. Com
mander Walker, of Rankin Post, No. 10, and
'ConnmtTKler Phillips, of Perry Post, No. fc9,
have actively interested themselves in the cae,
but tho bill 'introduced through them by Con
gressman J. Hyatt Smith, acarly a year aero,
appropriating sufficient money to obtain addi
tional land, is still in the hands of the Military
Committee, but it is promised that it shall bo
resurrected during the present session. Tho
national plot at Cyprs Hills is the only one in
this section of tho" country, and unless soon en
larged the law creating theso national plots
will become a dead letter, so far as New York
and vicinity is concerned. Tho bill appropria
ting $35,000 for tho purchase of desirable ground
at Cypress Hills has been favorably recom
mended by tho Department ollicers, to whom
tho matter was originally referred, and Com
manders Walker and Phillips havo asuranco
that it will bo passed during tho present ses
sion." Tho installations of now officers are now pro
ceeding in tho various Tosts. That of Eankin
Post, 2vo. 10, of Brooklyn, on Friday evening
last, was particularly interesting. Max Bcece,
Commander of James C. Bice Post, No. 29, New
York, acted as mustering officer. His staff, in
cluding Georgo It. Revans, W. P. Walton, Geo.
J. Weuck, James Grove, James Ross. L. L. Bob
bins, A. Parkinson, Thomas McKeon, C. P.
Hanson, J. S. S. Parker, Geo. W. Hill, and W.
W. Bolaeker, all in full uniform, made a very
pretty group in tho crowded hall. After as
sembly had been bounded by the drum corps,
and tho ollicers had taken their stations, a piano
duct was given by Comrade Dr. J. M. Loretz
and wife, a four-part song by Messrs. Van llou
tcn, Chapman, "Wheeler, and Comrado J. N.
Nason, and a tenor solo by Gen. Win. Do Lacy.
Then followed tho installation ceremonies, and,
as ample space had been reserved, they wero
very effective. At the conclusion of the second
part of the musical programmo tho ladies and
society of tho Post wero received, and Gen.
Isaac S. Catliu, in behalf of tho lady President,
Mrs. Do Lacy, presented tho Post with an ele
gantly mounted llag. Commander Perry res
ponded to Gen. Catlin's remarks, the drum
gave tho regular ilag salute, and, by request,
Comrado Harrison Millard sang 'f Tho Flag of
tho Free," his own composition. A genuine
surprise was given Drum Major Henry Eason
in tho presentation of a handsome baton. Danc
ing concluded tho evening's entertainment.
The Coming Department Eurampmcnt at Trenton
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Metuchen, N. J.. Jan. 5. Tho annual En
campment of this Department will bo held in
tho City of Trenton on the 25th and 2Gth inst.,
Headquarters will bo at State Street House,
where Council of Administration will meet on
tho afternoon of 21th. On the evening of tho
25th, a banquet or Camp-lire is to bo held.
Yours, in F., C. and L.,
C. H. Houghton, A. A. Q.
Blaj. A. Iff. Harper Tost's Installation.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Braddock, Pa., Jan. 4. Major A. M". Har
per Post, G. A. R., of this place, had one of tho
grandest public installations nud bean-bakes
last night that I over witnessed. Promptly at
7 o'clock p. m., as per announcement, tho Post
assembled at Lytlc's Opera House and were
thero met by the Posts from Turtle Creek and
McKeosport, which came in a body, bringing
their wives with them, and very soon every
available scat was occupied by tho members of
the different Posts and their friends. Tho pro
grammo originally laid out was carried out to
the letter. The retiring Commander, Teeters,
made a splendid showing. When ho took com
mand of Post l&l there wero but forty-soven
members and they had Post property to tho
value of only $100. lie was proud to say that
they now numbered 100 members and had Post
property to tho value of $1,000 and several
hundred dollars in tho treasury. Comrado Gist,
of Post 59, of McKeosport, installed the officers
present, and it was done in a very creditable
manner. By the way, Comrade Gist is tho
Mark Twain of this section of the country, and
ho fully sustained his reputation. Commander
Teeters was presented with a beautiful gold
headed cane, as a token of respect, by members
of tho G. A. R., for his untiring labor in tho in
terest of tho Post. Ho is considered ono of tho
best workers in Western Pcnnsjrlvniq At
tho Camp-fire impromptu addresses wtJTO'mafifi'
by members and invited guests. They weio
full of wit. and highly entertaining. Tlib'sup
per consisted of coffee, beans, sandwiches, sauer
kraut and pickles. Comrado Meredith made
the coffee, and it was excellent. Too much
credit cannot be given the committees for their
efforts to please. The Camp-firo broke up at
12 o'clock and everybody went homo feeling
that they had well and happily spent the oven-
Tho Department Encampment A Brilliant Outlook.
Special Correspondence National Tribune :
Wilmington, Del., Jan. 5. Tho Depart
ment of Delaware will hold ita annual session
in this city on Friday evening, January 12.
Tho business before tho encampment will bo
to act on tho reports of tho officers, fix tho
amonnt of tax, and elect Department ollicers
for the ensuing year; tho last being probably
tho most important.
Tho Department is in good financial condi
tion, their expenses during the past year being
small, and tho officers will turn over to their
successors a snug little sum.
We had the honor of a visit from Commander-in-Chief
Van Dcrvoort on the evening of De
cember 19. Ho gave us one of the most elo
quent and stirring addresses that it has ever
been our good fortune to listen to. Our regret
was that he did not give us time to prepare a
heartier wclcomo than wo gave him.
D. Boss, A. A. G.
! ... .11
Toledo Claims the IlKiiner Post.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Toledo, Jan. G. If there is any honor in
being called the "Banner Post "of Ohio the
quarterly rolls at Department headquarters, at
Columbus, will show, January 1, 18d3, that
honor still belongs to tho old Veteran Forsyth
Post, No. 35, of Toledo, which has had n con
tinuous existence since the organization of tho
G. A. II. in 1SGG. Its present enrollment, in
good standing, is 570, and would be over GOO if
the dues of some fortv delinquents wero paid.
Tho healthy Toledo child of Forsyth Post, Ford,
No. 11, of our city, has about 150 members,
many of whom were for long years active in
the Mother Post. Now, as over, the relief col
lected and dispensed by Forsyth Post heads tho
list in Ohio, and for many years exceeded that
of tho combined Posts of tho Buckeye State.
This latter result is entirely due to its well
known and faithful Ladies' Auxiliary. Tho
time is possibly soon coming when Forsyth
Post must surrender tho banner to some young
fctalwart, but until tho figures show tho fact
the banner Post, numerically at least, is still
A Delightful Camp-firo at Coshocton.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Evansbdug, O., Jan. 8. Richard Launing
Post, No. GO, G. A. It., of Coshocton, Coshocton
county, held an open meeting, on tho evening
of December iid, in the city-hall of Coshocton.
Speeches were made by General Chas. T. Clark,
Department Commander, Adjutant J. M. Comp
ton, and the Hon. E. L. Lybargcr. War pieces
were recited by Misses Minnie Barger, Freddio
Dent, Jennie Peck, and Master George Snyder.
Music was furnished by tho M. E. and Presby
terian choirs, assisted with organ. Tho hall
wa packed by an appreciative audience.
Tho Post now musters fifty-' ix members in
good standing. The officers are: Commander,
Colonel 13. .1. Pocoek; S. V. G, G. G. Andrews;
J.V. C, J. W. Stanford; Chap., Rev. D. Trichlcr;
O. D., Captain L. B. Wolfe; Q. M., W. 11. Rob
inson; Adj't, J. M. Comptou; O. G., L. 1. Bun
nell ; all of which were re-elected for 18S3,
except tho J. V. G and O. D., on account of
their inability to attend regularly, and tho fol
lowing wero elected in th ir place : J. V. G,
B. R. Shaw; O. D., G Henrey ; both competent
and worthy comrades.
Yours, in F., G, and L. L. B. Wolfe.
A IVido-Awako l'or.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Hahkinb, O., Jan. 4. Wo have a No. 1 Post,
(Harry Carter Post, No. 50,) at this place, and
btand shoulder to hhouldcr, as wo did from 1&G1
to 1&G5. A good many of us take Tun Tkibunk,
and I think it will not be long before evory
comrade will bo a subscriber. We passed reso
lutions at our test meeting to instruct or peti
tion our Congressmen to vote against any re
peal of tho internal revenue laws. We proposo
to make our votes tell hereafter, as wo intend
to vote for tho man, regardless of party, that
votes and works for the soldiers' interests. I
wish Monster Bcel: had stood in my place at
Malvern Hill; he would think thero was one
invalid pensioner that was not a fraud. Me
thiuks he would be praying for tho passage of
the $10 pension bill. Tho following comrades
wero installed January 2d as officers for the en
suing year: Commander, Georgo G Stevenson;
S. V. G, Clark Cummings; J. V. G, James
Shoemaker; Surg., Frank Van Camp; Adj., J.
M. Cunning; Q. M., H. B. Saucrs; O. D., L. G
Wilson; O. G., Alonzo Keeler; S. M., M. B.
Plotrcr; Q. M. S., Ephram Johnson.
Yours, in F., G and L.,
S3d Pa. Vols.
J. C. 2IcCoy Post's Kou Ollicers.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Coltmiic3, O., Jan. 5. Tho new officers of
J. G McCoy Tost, No. 1, wero installed hi&t
ovening at tho city hall in tho presence of six
hundred persons, by Department Commander
G T. Clark. Tliov are as follows : Post Com
mander, M. H. Neil ; S. V. C, A. O. Mitchell ;
J. V. G, Georgo W. Snyder; Surg., G G White;
O. D Goo. Cunningham; O. G., John Hoinmil
ler; Adj't, Frank D. Pugh ; Chaplain, Comrado
Moore. After tho installation, Colonel 11. A.
Arline, A. A. G. of tho Department, in behalf
of the Post, presented tho retiring commander,
G N. Bancroft, with a beautiful past command
er's badge, in recognition of his services,
whereby in one year the membership of tho
Post had been increased from 2f2 to fiGO. Com
rade Bancroft, in reply, made a modest but
stirring speech. The badge is a regular mem
bership star, mako by D. L. Auld, of pure gold,
surmounted by a colouel'b shouldcr-stiap, with
silver eagle upon velvet. Tho medallion was an
entire day's work, and tho inscription around it
is in gold upon black enamel. Tho badge weighs
twenty-one pennyweights, and its valuo is not
less than fifty dollars.
Among tho;o who spoko during tho ovening
were General Hurst, of Chillicothe, and tho
Ilavs. J. C. Jacltson, Sr., and A. G. Bycrs.
Tho Annual Encampment at Daltlo Creek A Aright
Special Correspondenco National Tribune:
Grand Rapids, Mien., Jan. 8. Tho Depart
ment Encampment convenes at Battle Creek,
Michigan, July IS. Tho Commander-in-Chief
will bo present. Prospects aro very favorable
for a general attendance. Posts as such will bo
present from all parls of the State. Extensive
preparations are being made to make this En
campment one long to bo remembeved. Thero
is no doubt but that the patriotic and energetic
comrades of Farragut Post, No. 32, will reach
tho height of their ambition in this respect.
Tho Department goes into Encampment with
over 100 Posts, against 38 last year. Tho work
of organizing is going bravely on, and wo hope
tho incrc:iso will reach 200 per cent, in Postd
Yours in F., G, and L.,
A. A. G.
The Coming Department Encampment nt DamlUe
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Chicago, Jan. S. The annual Encampment
of this Department will be held this year at
Danville, on Wednesday, the 31st inst. The
Council of Administration will meet at tho
office of Assistant Adjutant-General J. L. Ben
nett in this city on tho 30th inst., at 2 p. m.
All requisitions for supplies should bo in his
hands by tho 15th, so that he may havo an
opportunity of closing up his accounts; and all
reports and per capita tax should be forwarded
on or before tho 10th, in order that no Post
shall bo published in tho Department Proceed
ings as delinquent.
Since tho dato of General Order, No. 5, tho
following Posts havo been organized: 1G0,
Minonk; 101, Newton; 162. Nenia; 1G3, Odell ;
16 i, Belviderc: 165, Hudson; 16G, Armingtnn ;
107, Patoka; 16S, Minier; 169, Marongo; 170,
Hutsonville; 171, Robinson; 172, Oquawka;
Tho Assbtant Adjutant-Goneral desires to
complete the list of delegates to tho Encamp
ment and send tho same out to tho several
Posts before tho date of meeting, and requests
Ppt Commanders, who havo not forwuidod
election returns, to do so at onco. Tho newly
elected Post Commanders aro also requested to
stnd to headquarters, as soon as convenient,
the name of tho Adjutant for tho rnsuing year,
as a roster will be mado up immediately after
tho Danville Encampment, and it is desired to
havo tho same romi-lete, giving tho namc3 of
Commanders, Adjutants and Quartermasters
of Posts and the date of meetings.
A Prosperous 1'ost.
Speclnl Correspondence National Tribune.
Kibkwood, III., Jan. 8. I take tho liberty
of sending you a few items iu regard to Kirk
wood Post, No. 81, G. A. R., for publication in
your columns. Please allow me to say right
hero that Tin; TninuxE is conceded to bo by all
odds the best paper of its kind published in tho
United States. I am expressing tho opinion of
all the old soldiers in this phico and vicinity
when I say so, for every ono who has had tho
pleasuro of seeing your paper has mado a re
mark similar to the above. Post 61 is in a very
nourishing condition, indeed, and it probably
has the largest membership of any Post in tho
State of Illinois as it has all tho towns and
country lor twenty miles around it from which
to draw its membership. This Post has only
been orgauized a little over two year. A few
nights sinco tho hoys, assisted by their estima
ble ladies, held a Camp-firo in (iambic's Hall.
OvorfiOO pen-ons wero present, nud an elegant
repast was served up, to which all did amplo
justice. After supper speeches and music wei e
iu order. Comrade J. L. Kiciiurdaon, of Gales
burg Post (who, by tho way, is ono of tho most
popular conductors on tho G B. ii O. B. It.),
made a very interesting speech, which was
heartily applauded. Members of tho Post sang
"Old Shady" and "Marching Thro' Gem-gin."
Miss Alice Mitchell, of Monmouth, was present,
and captivated the audience with several fine
selections; she was heartily encored after each
The installation of officers for tho ensuing
year took placo Monday evening, January 1st.
Thej' aro : Commander, N. Mills; S. V. G, J. It.
While; J. V.G, Truman Allen; Chaplain, Win.
Woods; O. D., J. O. Anderson; O. G., Smith,
Adj't, S.C. Glover.
Post SI now has a membership of 1-19, and
tho list is constantly increasing. Tuesday,
January 2d, several comrades of the Post went
over to Oquuwka to assist in organizing Post
No. 172, which comes to the front with twenty
Yours, truly, W. S. BltOWN.
i c - - --'
A Happy Xcvr Year at lleailnuarters 127 Posts In
Special Correspondence Nutioiml Tribune.
Indianai'olis, Jan. 8, lbftJ. Every ono is
happy in this Department now. There aro now
327 I'ostson the roll. Department Commauder
James it. Carnahaii is happy becauso ho has
just made his biennial report to tho Governor,
showing that in that time ho has organized
thirty companies of infantry, five batteries of
light artillery, and one company of cavalry, or
three full regiments, and is now engaged m or
ganizing a fourth regiment, composed of veto
ran companies from KnightPtown, Peru, Val
paraiso, North Vernon and Frauoisville. Cap
tain Moses M. Gordon, commander of Henry S.
Laue Post, No. 16, of tho latter place, should
havo a field officer's commission. Tho Thir
teenth Indi.-na (Old Guard) turned out a host
of good inci:. and this comrado is one of tho
number. M-st of this work was dono by Gen
eral Carnahau whiiu ho was organizing and
mustering in new Posts. The last one, No. 127,
at Franklin, Indiana, was organized on tho
2l)th ult. Ono year ago Indianapolis had only
ono military company, tho Light Infantry;
now it has tho Itichardson Zouaves, tho Light
Artillery, tho Tecumseh Itiiles, the Streight
Itiiles, fcolored,) and tho Chippewa Guards, or
ganized by Captain S. D. Crane, and ready to
be mustered in, while Boikville, Frankfort
and Lrtporte arc forming new artillery compa
nies, and intend to buy their guns from tho
United Stales authorities. No wonder Caiua
h.m is happy. Ho will be hapnkr still if tho
Legislature will only grant tho $75,000 asked
to build armories. Colonel Bob Emmet of tho
stafi'is happy oven in " District Pool," and Major
J. It. ltoas bupromcly so, since the military aro
triumphant. Garry II. Shevcr, tho Acsistant
Quartermaster General, is happy in beiiiir able
to announce that over 2,000 badges have I ecu
purchased and now worn in this Department,
and that this Department has a full line of sup
plies awaiting requisition, Assistant Adjutant
General Ben. D. nouso is happy to know that
he will soon havo to tako"tho bull by the
horns" and wrestle with tho credentials of
delegates in the forthcoming encampment.
Tho comrades of Georgo II. Thomas Post,
No. 17, in this city, aro happy to know that
thoj- have had a year of unparalleled prosper
ity, and that they havo conquered, captured
and mustered in tho last vestige of their formi
dable comiH'titors. tho Union Veterans. Thov
are also happy in the election of the following
set of new officials:
Commauder, Georgo W. Spark, Third Lid.
cav.; S. V. G, G H. O'Brien, Thirty-lifth lnd.;
J. V. G, W. L. Amthor, Twenty-second lnd.;
Surgeon, W. L. Johnson, Forty-fourth Ohio;
Q. M., G. H. Shevcr, Eighth lnd.; O. D., Irviu
Bobbins, Ono Hundred and Twenty-third lnd.;
Chaplain, Augustus Boice, Kinety-first Ohio;
O. G., James Stokes, Twenty-lit'th lnd. Ed.
McDovitt, tho Adjutant, will doubtless be re
appointed. Ho is present Deputy U. S. Clerk,
and belonged to tho Sixth Indiana. John L.
McMaster, late of Second Virginia cavalry, is
hupjry to retire as a Post Commander of ono of
the most distinguished Posts in the country.
HoJias made an excellent official. Your cor
respondent desires publicly to thank him for
many acts of courtesy. This Post inaugurated
a dramatic season at English's Opera House,
December 21st, by giving four performances of
tho "Color-Guard," a military drama, fivo
acts, and Tableaux, by W. H. Gunu, assisted
by local talent.
Elsewhere in the Stato I see that happiness
prevails. Alois O. Bachman Post, No. 26, of
Madison, has had their annual election, result
ing in the election of Col. Court E. Whitselt, lato
ut U11L.V -yiAHi a.iiv4iiiuj mu uimuanuvyij
S. V. G, J. W. Senior; J. V. G
E. Green: Surg. Dr. T. W. Foshce; O. D., Jos,
G. Marshall; O. G., Fred. Bender; Adj't, W.
A. Quigley; Trustees, Thomas Graham, John
Hamiltonand Dr. A. W. McCoy; Delegates to
Department Encampment, W. A. Quigley and
Win. Todd, Past Commanders. The distin
guished comrade, Paul G Hendricks, son of ex
Governor Hendricks, has declined are-election.
His name will bo presented before the encamp
ment and ho will bo elected Senior Vice Do
pa, tment Commander, as also that of Dr. L. L.
Quick, of Post No. 19. of New Waverlcy, lnd.,
for Medical Director.
Post No. 93, of Spencer, recently produced
tho drama " Gettysburg." It has elected tho
following officers: Commander, Capt. David E.
Beem; S. V. G, Dr. W. G. Mulliuiso; J. V. G,
H. G Grooms, Co. D, Thirteenth lnd.; Chap.,
John Stoneman; Surg., Dr. W. V. Wilds; Offi
cer of the Day, S. H. II. Mathes, Fifteenth lnd.,
also editor of tho Republican; Officer of tho
Guard, Georgo Edwards. Comrade James Se
crcst, of this Post, attended one meeting, died,
ami was buried the day ol the next. He served
in the .Mexican war as well as in tho rebellion.
Six Mexican soldiers Gen. Thos. A. McNaught,
John Walls, Georgo Wampler, J. V. Buskirk,
Win. B. Hunt, James Campbell, and Montgom
ery Taylor wero tho pall-bearers. Ho was
buried by his Post, according to the solemn
ritual of the Order. But your correspondent is
happy to announce that Major Boswell wiU
continue as Adjutant of this Post.
Charles G Wheeler Post, No. 98, of Versailles,
made but few changes in their roster.
Tho addresses uro wanted by Commander
Thomas N. Watson, of Post No. 70, this city,
who enlisted Oct. 29th, lfc02, under the name
of Thomas Willis as a fireman on the gunboat
Chillicothe (Commander Lieutenant Sinclair),
which was a part of tho Porter licet of gun
boats, of any of the officers of that vessel.
Co. H, Tima-r.LXTii Indiana.
A New l'osl Clustered at 2Iazomnule.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Mazomanii:, Wis., Jan. 1. On tho night of
December 1st tho charter members of Angus B.
McDonald Post, No. 56, G. A. it., Dept. of Wis
consin, twenty-two strong, wero mustered in
by Comrade N. B. Hood, of Lone tyook, (Henry
Dillon Poit,) with eight comrades to assist.
Tho following officers were elected aud in
stalled: Commander, Georgo F. Itowell; S. V.
G, James H. Greening; J. V. G.John G. Tyler;
O. G., John B. Hicks; Q. M. Serg't, Henry
Powell ; Surg., A. P. Peck ; Q. M., George 11.
Ellia ; Adj't, H. It. Learnard ; O. D..Wm. David
son; Chap., John Cammack; Serg't-Maj., Geo.
Wightman. Tho Post tart3 out under favora
blo auspices, and, though circumstances of
weather and placo of meeting wero at first un
favorable, tho outlook is now extremely satis
factory. Etlort will be made to secure an ex
tenvo circulation of Tin; Tkikune. Wc havo
begun to mako our charity felt in a most satis
factory manner ; wo arc cultivating a spirit of
fraternirj'; and our loyalty is beyond doubt,
and nono daieto question it.
Glokgl- F. Bo well, P. C.
Tho Jiqirly Clustered Posts A Itemlntscenco of Qen.
Special Correspondenco National Tribune.
Newton, Iowa, Jan. S. The interests of the
G, A. B. in t his Stato aro of a growing character,
as is evidenced by tho mustering in of now
Posts. Some time since Adjt.-Gcu. Townsend
reported tho muster of Ave, and sinco then I
havo had tho pleasure of mustering in four
others at Wellman, Washington county; Morn
ing Sun and Columbus Juncion, Louisa county,
and at Indiauola, Warren county. At Morn
ing Sun the boys met with a good deal of oppo
sition from a set of religious fanatics, who be
lieve any seciet order productive only of evil,
and through their opposition forced tho sur
render of the charter of the Masonic Order.
But this opposition only roused tho boys as
they were roused by tho lire on Fort Sumter,
aud they concluded to muster a Post of the G.
A. 11., and went quietly about the work of re
cruiting. The opposition, through their leader,
Bev. Trumbull, then attempted an expose of tho
bocret work or tho G. A. It., alleging that tho
obligation compelled implicit obedience to all
orders of the officers, even to putting to death
any member who should disclose any of tho
secret workings of tho Older, and tried to in
timidato the M. E. minister bo that ho would
not daro to join with tho boys in organizing a
Post. Nevertheless a Post was duly mustered
in on the 22d inst., with tho Bcv. Mutton, of
tho M. E. Chinch, as chaplain. That Post will
succeed, or I miss my guess. And 1 expect in
time their 22 charter members will grow into
75 or tO good, earnest working members. I
havo nowhero met a more determined feeling
than exhibited by the boys of that locality. 1
Mippo&e some comrado has already sent an ac
count of the muster-in and the names of officers.
1 find in myself a growing de-ire for the arrival
of tho TiunuNi:, and read with avidity all tho
matter it contains. I vas a member of tho
Fifty -second 111. infantry, serving in the
Army of tho Tennessee, commencing at Fort
Donalsou and finishing my career as a soldier
at Atlanta; was in the signal service during
38G1, and attached to (Jen. Logan's stall". In
your issue of December 21st I notice the query
as to tho death of Gen. McPhcrson, and tho
reply taken from a paper read by Gen. Sherman
at Indianapolis in October, lb7t, and statement
of H. J. Thompson, orderly to tho general, in
which the statement is made that Gen. Mc
Pherson was attended only by his orderly.
This is a mistake. Capt. O. JL.U oward, chief
signaloffioer of the general's own stall" was with
him; also Lieuts. Allen, Worlcy, Sherfey, and
myself; all signal officers of tho Sixteenth A. G
When the rebel skirmishers called "halt! " wo
immediately turned our horses back towards
tho Seventeenth A. G line, and in this sudden
chango of direction Lieut. Allen's left foot came
in' contact Willi a tree and crushed tho bones in
foot and ankle both. Tho regulation hat worn
by Capt. Howard, caught by a limb, was thrown
to tho ground, and with a rashness character
istic of the man ho dismounted to recover it,
aud then made the discovery that our beloved
general was not with us. Satisfied that ho was
in the enemy's hands, and unable to offer him
any assistance or relief, wo rodo sadly back.
That was a sad day to tho Army ol tho Ten
nessee. The whole command loved their noblo
geuerul, aud amid the shouts of victory, as Hood
drew off his shattered troops, could bo heard
the wail of grief. Gen. O. O. Howard suc
ceeded to tho command, but ho could not fill
the placo of the almost idolized McPherson. As
I read your paper many incidents of tho war
aro brought forcibly to my mind, and some
times I leel inclined to give your readers tho
benefit of ihoso thoughts. With your permis
sion 1 may do so. The lifo of the soldier and
signal oilicer was full of incident, which is vory
interesting to tho boyd who marched uuder tho
Yours in P., G, and L.,
Ciias. IT. Fish,
Lieut. Co. B, 52d 111. Inf. Vols.
An application has been mado for a charter
to organ izo a Post of tho Grand Army of tho
Bepublie at Sibley, Iowa. Tho application was
signed by tho following old soldiers: W. M.
Moore, H. G. Doolittlo, W. B. May, Thos. B.
May, N. n. Mav, F. W. May, J. H. Douglas?,
E. Hull", S. A. Wright, W. B. La wren co, T. O.
Wilbern, D. J. Spencer, A. W. Mitchell, J. P.
Hawxhurst, Geo. Carew, Chas. A. Armbright,
Abram Shaploy, P. L. Pieslcy, J. F. Glover,
Levi Shell, S. S. Parker, Wm. Nemeyer. It is
thought that during the winter over a hundred
cau be brought into tho organization.
The 130th Post Mustered.
Special Correspondence National Trlbuno:
Ojiaiia, Nei?., Jan. 4. Our Department is
still on tho front line of battle. Sinco my last
letter Finnicum Post, No. 129, has been mus
tered at Wisner, on December 29th. and a splen
did feeling was exhibited by tho comrades
entering tho Post. Bawlings Post, No. 35, was
reorganized on December 27, and I look for a
strong Post in that place. On tho evening of
January 1 the Commander-in-Chief, assisted by
his most efficient adjutant-general, attended tho
public installation of the ollicers of McPherson
Post, No. 4, at Fremont. This Post has a new
Hall finely furnished and decorated. After tho
installation ceremonies a grand banquet was
served aud a glorious camp-firo started, whero
army songs wero sung, and stories told of tho
camp, the prison pen, tho hospital, and the
battle-field. Tho address of tho Commander-in-Chief
was magnificent, and inspired every
comrado who heard it to renewed efforts in ad
vancing our glorious Order.
W. F. Stacy Post, No. 130, was mustered at
Friendvillo on the evening of January 3 by tho
A. A. G. of this Department, assisted by com
rades from Coats Post, No. ISO, and Lookout
Mountain Post, No. 127.
Lafayctto Post, No. 61, of Weeping JWater,
has a public installation service to-morrow
evening. This Post on tho 14th of last month
turned out and shucked sixty acres of corn and
cribbed it in one day for a sick soldier. Who
can beat this?
Yours in F., G, and L.,
A Camp-fire at ttosit.t.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Bosita, Jan. 4. Joe Hooker Post, No. IG, of
Bosita, is a flourishing Post, composed of wide
awake men, and, in accordance with arrange
ments decided upon, it held one of the most en
joyablo Camp-fires possiblo on Friday qveniug,
December 22. Tho hoys wero called together
at the Town Hall by the long roll, after which
the soldiers heard again tho familiar (and often
execrated) reveille. After singing, "They
Have Broken Up Their Camps," your corre
spondent delivered an address of welcome ; after
which the drum corps sounded "grub call,"
aud tho choir sang, " Tho White Army Bean."
As tho last notes of this song fell on the car,
and tho old soldiers wero using the corners of
their blouses to wipe away tho falling tear, the
stentorian voice of the cook dispelled all sen
timent by yelling in old style, "grub!" and
as if by magic the tables wero crowded by a
hungry set, reveling in tho unwonted luxury
of hard-tack and coffee, baked beans and pork,
done up in tho old army stylo and dished up in
and on tin. After tho demands of over a hun
dred and fifty clamorous appetites had been
satisfied, tho remainder of the ovening was de
lightfully employed in short speeches, singing
old army songs, and soual chat. The evening
was closed by all singing "John Brown's Body,"
(a song which you may have heard,) and thrco
rousing cheers and a tiger-r-r-r were given for
the old flag and tho land wo lovo. Our Post is
prospering and our outlook good.
G A. Brooks.
A Nctt Post at Colorado Springs.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Colorado Springs, Jan. 3. I have the
pleasuro of informing you of the organization
of Post No. 22 at this place. Tho following
officers were duly elected : Commander, L. E.
Sherman ; S. V. G. D. W. Bobbins; J. V. G, M.
W. Everleth; Q. M., N. W. Charles; Chaplain,
J.V,'. Chapman; O. D., E. G Bartlctt; O. G.,
L. W. Shock; Q. M. Serg't, O. K. Grow; Surg.,
Dr. J. Bced, Jr. We have thirty charter mem
bers, and thero at least 100 more old vets who
are anxious to becomo members. So goes on
tho the grand work. Capt. S. G. Paekeu,
Co. H, G3d 111. vol. infantry.
1'ost "Work in Various Departments Far and
Stanley Post, of Now Britain, Conn., in
stalled tho following officers on the 2d inst. :
Commauder, S. J. Chalice; S. V. G, W. II.
Allen; J. V. G, W. H. Gladdon; Q. M., N. M.
Keeney : Chap., Francis H. Smith ; O. D., Jef
ferson W. Steele; Adj't, H. F. McCollum;
Q. M. S., Horace Ponfield ; S. M., L. D. Penfield ;
O. G., Abram F. Howell. After the installa
tion exercises, tho 1'ost and invited guests
wero entertained with singing by a quartette,
including Miss Lizzie Smith, soprano, and Mrs.
Minnio Hartman, alto; tho other parts by
members of tho Post, and Miss Annie Gladden,
organist. Master McCollum gave a few selec
tions on tiio organ, with William Itclyca iu
fcomo of tho inimitablo songs for which ho is
famous. Comrade Clark, from a Massachusetts
Post, gave recitations and anecdotes, and Com
rade Henry Taintor, of Bobert Tyler Post, of
Hartford, (who conducted the installation ex
ercises1, also gave a recitation, which was very
fine. Quartermaster N. M. Keeney was pre
sented with an elegant goldhcadcd cano of
ebony by the Post, and Commander Chaffee
with four days' rations of baked beans, tho
presentation being accompanied with appro
priate remarks by Comrado Henry E. Taintor,
and Stato Commander Ira E. Hicks entertained
the company in line shape, giving the purposes
and objects of tho G. A. 11.
Comrado Thomas P. Beckett, Zabriskie
Post, No. 33, New Yoik, writes us that a Be
uuion was held on Thursday evening at tho
headquarters of tho Post, which was partici
pated in by Van Houton Post, No. 3, and dele
gations from G. H. Thomas, Henry Wilson,
Ellsworth, and Barbara Fieitchie Posts. Tho
officers of Post No. 3S who were installed wero:
Commander, Otto W. Meyer; S. V., Thomas
Gorry ; J. V., Wm. F. Tobin ; (2. M., J. J. Evans ;
O. IX, T. P. Boeket; O. G., J. It. Itobb; Chap
lain, 13. F. Cleveland; Surg., E. Stewart; Adj't,
Charles It. Wade ; S. M., Frank Kelly ; Q. M. S.,
Alexander MeKonzio. During tho evening a
beautiful pedestal was unveiled, and by tho
hosts presented to Barbara Frcitchio Post.
Short addresses wero mado by General Itamsey,
Commanders Campbell and Verrinder, Captain
Geo. I). Fielder, Comrades Philip Lynch, Bau
man, Beleume, and Ben Van Itiper. At tho
banquet which followed over 250 veterans wero
Tho ncwly-clccted officers of Merriam Post,
No. y, Mcriden, Conn., were installed on the 2d
instant, General L. A. Dickinson, of Hartford,
being installing officer. The ceremonies wero
simple and at the same time beautifully signifi
cant. On taking tho chair as Commander,
Comrado W. F. Bugeis addressed the Post in a
few well-chosen words, and the retiring Com
mander, Higby, also mado a very appropriate
address. General Dickinson, in his remarks,
paid a pleasant compliment to Merriam Post
and to tho citizens of Meridcn. About 300
members wero present, and a largo number of
the citizens of tho town (invited guests) filled
three tiers of seats on either side. A pleasing
feature of the occasion was the presence of tho
ladies and also tho children of tho veterans
both living and dead.
Comrade Puuam, of Worcester, Mass., writes :
Geo. H. Ward Post, No. 10, G. A. 11., of this
city, installed tho following officers on Thurs
day, January 4, Pat Commauder J. B. Lamb
performing tho ceremony : Commander, W. L.
Jtobinsou; S. V. G, H. T. Buck; Adji., G H.
Benehley; Surg., Dr. A. Wood; Chap., Bev. J.
F. Lovoring; O. D., A. W. Cunningham; O. G.,
Geo. A. Blunt; Q. M., E. A. Bice; Q. M. S.,
Geo. P. Eamcs; 8. M., E. E. Livcrmoro. Tho
trustees aro Josiah Pickett, S. F. Babbitt, J. B.
Willard, W. W. Scott, tho Commander, Senior
and Junior Vice Commanders ex-ojicio. Com
rade J. W. Warren, J. V. G-elect, has declined
tho honor, having been appointed a member of
tho police force, and a special election for tho
vacancy will be held Thursday, January 11.
Comrade S. B. Dearborn, of H. W. Warren
Post, No. 12, Wakefield, Mass., writes us that
the Post has installed tho following officers:
Commander, S. B. Dearborn ; S. V. G, Oliver
Walton; J. v. c, jushu iiowaru; ourgcon, iu.
Gen. Geo. L. Goodale, of Mcdford, presided
at tho installation. John Day, A. Turubull,
Geo. N. Whiting, B. F. Draper, and W. W. Bes
say wero appointed to serve on tho relief com
1'. Colby; unapiain, j. w. j-.ee; j. xj., o. xx.
Knight; Q. M., It. P. Buzzell; Adjutant, A. S.,
Atborton; O. G., It. F. Draper ; Sergeant Major,
W rr Ht.ris! O. M. S.. .1. S. Xilos. A. O. M.
mittee. Post 12 at present ranks among tho
first in the -State, taking it as a whole, in re
spect to membership, discipline, and general
appearance. It now numbers 160 men, and ita
recent fair netted $2,400 for the charity fund.
Canton, Ohio, Post No. 25, held a public in
stallation on Wednesday night of last week,
Post Commander J. M. Ebcrsolo officiating.
There was a large attendance of citizens. Tho
officers installed are as follows: W. O. Myers,
Commander; II. S. Moses, S. V. G; A. T. Mc
Cutcheon, J. V. G; Charles Bockins, Q. M.; G.
W. Althouse, Q. M. S.; II. It. Packer, Adjutant;
W. M. Houscl, Sergeant Major; B. A. Cassidy,
Chaplain; John Horn, O. D.; T. J. Smith, O.
G. ; Isaac Judd, Insido Guard; Henry Culby,
Outside Guard; G II. Culver. Color-bearer; G.
W. Lynch, Assistant Color-bearer. Tho Post
is in a splendid condition, having increased
from SI to 141 members, with S applicants now
waiting to be mustered in. It has a relief
fund of $700, and a committeo has been ap
pointed to organize a ladies' auxiliary.
Tho newly elected officers of Charles P.
Sprout 1'ost, No. 7G, of Lockport, N. Y wero
installed on the 4th inst., by Past Commauder
James 11. Mandavillo, of Kemp Post, Olcott.
During the evening Past Commander Fitt3
was presented with a magnificent clock, and
Colonel Lawrence exhibited among other rclica
tho pen with which General Lee signed the
articles of surreuder at Appomattox. Tho fol
lowing are the Post officers: Com., A. A.
Ticknor; S. V. G, W. Marvin; J.V. G, W.
Hill; Surg., J. G lies; Chaplain, Bev. E. B.
Furbish ; Adjt, W. A. Ives ; O. D., H. T. Hol
den; O. G., G Burns; Q. M., J. H. Warner;
S. M., A. Swick ; Q. M. S., W. Dcmarow.
Comrade Simmonds of John Wood Post, No.
9G, of Quincy, Illinois, writes us that the Post
has installed tho following officers: Coin., E. B.
Hamilton ; S. V. G., A. J. Baby; J. V. G, Jacob
Bard; Adjt., L. D. Simmonds; Q. M., F. B.
Nichols, Chaplain, G. W. Thompson; Surg.,
It. W. McMahan; O. D., D. M. Belt; O, G.,
Joseph Page; S. M., G S. Hickman; Q. M. S.,
A. Fouch. Post No. 9G starts in the new year
with 114 members in good standing. The
amount expended for relief and incidental ex
penses since the Post was organized (April 30th,
lcol; is nearly $300, and. thero is left a
balance on hand of $103 not a bad show
ing for a young Post, considering everything.
Comrade Paul writes us from Vinelaud, Now
Jersey, that Post No. 10 on the 4th instant in
stalled the following officers: Commander,
George W. Swing ; S. V. G, Jarvis Wanser ; J.
V. G, Ebcn H. Loot; Adjutant, William H.
White; Chaplain, G P. Lord; Q. M., A. F.
Guttcrson; Surgeon, James McDonald; O. D.,
David H. Burge; O. G., A. S. Verder; S. M.,
George P. Capen ; Q. M. Serg't, Chas. E. Greene.
After tho installation the members adjourned
to the rooms of the Loyal Ladies' League,
(Alpha, No. 1,) where its first anniversary wa3
celebrated with speeches, e. The League
has rendered substantial aid to tho Post.
Thoburn Post, No. 72, of Martin's Ferry,
Ohio, has installed tho following officers for
1SS3: Commander, Wm. H. Orr; S. V. G, Sto
phen Hipkins; J. V. G, E. Morgan; Surg., Dr.
S. B.West; Chaplain, Wm. H. Hobbs; Q. M.,
M. B. Smvlie; O. D., Jerry Ebbert; Adjt., J.
M. Lytle ; A. Adjt., P. Hadsell; A. Q. M., J. I.
Crippin. After this Capt. Orr, Capt. White,
Jerry Ebbert, J. M. Lytle, P. Hadsell, Mr.
Morgan aud others mado some very appropriate
remarks. Then good music of the old camp
soug3 mado the hall ring.
Comrade Galbraith, of Hammonton, N. J.,
writes us: "General D. A. Eussel Post, No. 63,
G. A. B., Department of New Jersey, installed
the following officers on January 2: Post Com
mander, L. H. Parkhurst ; S. V. G, Cyrus Os
good ; J. V. G, Jason St. John ; Surgeon, H. E.
Boles; Q. M., O. E. More; O. D., Hcnrv Mont
fort; O. G., B. F. Henshaw; S. M., Wm. L. Gal
braith; Q. M. S., Wm. Meyers; Adj't, Wm.
Rutherford. Our Post was organized on May
8, 1So2, with twenty-live charter members; the
Post can now number forty-nine at roll-call,
and still more waiting to be admitted at our
Comrado A. J. Butch writes from Conroy, O.,
that Coppes Post, No. 23G, has installed the fol
lowing officers, the ceremonies being conducted
by Comrado J. S. Rhodes, Mustering Officer
Thirty-first district, Department of Ohio:
Commander, H. P. Holmes; S. V. G, W. W.
Willerman ; J. V. G, II. G. Lehman ; Q. M.,
Georgo F. Pier; O. D., J. O. Moyer; O. G.,
Davidson Wilt; Surg., Jos. J. Anderson ; Chap.,
Perry Wise; Adjt., Jacob Wiaudt; Q. M. S.,
John W. Hilton. Coppes Pose enters on her
second term with tweaty-ono members.
Comrado D. M. Perry, of Washington, N. J.,
writes that J. F. Reynolds Post has installed
tho following officers : Post Commander, J. T.
Langstaff; S. V. G, H. U. Crocker; J. V. G, I
F. Ward; Adjt., D. M. Perry; Q. M., J. E.
Witte; Chap., E. B. Webb; Surg., G G Wes
ton ; O. D., Georgo Halm ; O. G.,Fred Lunger;
S. M., Wm. H. Searing ; Q. M. S., Jos. Rosen
burg; I. S., Peter Davidson. The installation
service was conducted by Past Commander J.
II. Lukeus, after which tho Post held a pleas
Comrade Snellgrove writes us from Hoosick
Falls, New York, that Wood Post, No. 2 19, or
gauized on the 5th of last October, now num
bers sixty-ono members. It has moved into a
new hall and installed tho following officers :
Commander, M. V. B. Peters ; S. V. G, Lawrence
E. Buckley; J. V. G, Wm. II. Hay; Q. M.,
George A. Willis ; Chaplain, George H. Northup ;
Surg., John Turner ; O. D., James H. Cain ; O.
G., Alexander Frier; Adjt., Lyman G Wilder;
S. M., Henry Snellgrove; Q. M. S., Ocar R.
Tho officers of James E. Hall Post, No. 53,
Bucksport, Me., were publicly installed at Em
cry Hall, on Thursday, evening January 4, by
Captain Geo. H. Snownau, installing officer.
Commander, Amasa L. Conant; S. V. G, Ebeu
B. More; J. V. G, Edward L. Colson; Adj't,
Edwin P. Hill; Q. M., Edward A. Crocker;
Surg., Willard G Collins, M. D.; O. D., Thomas
Bulduc; O. G., Chas. W. Hopkins; S. M., John.
Kennedy; Q. M. S., Horace Bowea. Alter the
installation a social danco was given.
Comrade Sprague of Hinghara, Mass., writes
us : At the regidar meeting of E. Humphrey
Post, No. 101, G. A. It., held on January 3d,
tho newly elected officers wero installed by
Past Post-Commander, Colonel H. Tearing.
Aido-de-Camp Samuel A. Cushing, of Boston,
was present and inspected tho Post. He
complimented it highly on its appearance, tho
members being in uniform. After installation,
inspection and muster tho comrades partook of
an oyster supper.
Comrade W. A. Miller writes us that tho
Oswego (N. Y.) Post has installed the following
officers: Commander, Geo. E.Ketchum; S.V "
B.C.Barnes; J.A'.G.Wm.A.Miller; C"l"'"u
G A. Carrier ; Adjutant, A. Z. McC-i thy ; O. D.,
S.P.Clark; O.G., J. E. Petd"; Q. 31., G A.
Tavlor; Q. M. S.t J. J. Beb'aiiger ; Surgeou, Geo.
Hall; Sergeant Major, John Viekery. After tho
installation Post Commander Thomas Mathews
presented Commander Geo. E. Ketchum with
a rank badge.
Comrado E.W. Ford, of Abingdon, Massachu
setts, writes us that McPherson Post, No. 73,
has installed tho following officers: Com
mander, A. H. Wright ; S. V. G. A. W. Hines;
J. V. G, Calvin B. Benson ; Q. M., S. W. Ben
nett, Jr.; Chaplain. G W. Rowland; Surgeon,
V. M. Leavitt; O. D., 11. T. Bochefort; O. G.,
B. F. Leavitt ; Adjutant, William H. Nash.
GK. Hall Tost, No. 41, Asbury Park, N. J.. ha3
installed tho following officers: Commander,
Grandin Hampton; S. V. G, A. R. 'Poland; J.
V. G. Robert Holbrook ; Chap., J. Lyford ; Q.
M., Georgo IT. Warrenj Adjt., David Wright;
O. D., Wm. II. Brown ; O. G., John B. Clecton.
Union Ex-Prisoners of War.
Tho following letter has been addressed to
Captain Jas. A. Miller, Vice President, Decatur,
111.: Upon tho recommendation of our com
rades in Decatur, I hereby appoint the follow
ing named comrades as members of tho execu
tive committee to arrange for tho next annual
meeting of tho National and Illinois Stato As
sociations of Union Ex-Prisoners of War, which
meets in tho city of Decatur on the third
Wednesday and Thursday of October, 1&33, viz:
Jas. A. Miller, D. M. Berlin, William Keenan,
Edward Haines, M. Decker; aud as a commit
teo of citizens, tho gentlemen named below,
who havo kindly consented to aid us: The
Mavor of the citv (at that time), D. S. Sheila
barger, Win. B. Chambers, A. T. Hill, J. K. War
ren, and G P. Housum. I am assured that in
the selection of tho above committees wo have
named thoso who are fully alive to tho impor
tance of making tho Reunion in your city next
October tho grandest meeting of our Associa
tion. W. W. LOWDERMILIC, PrCS't.
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