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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, JANUARY IS, 1SS3.
s oi Aiusicrs, niccuoiis, lnsiai-
lalions, and Camp-Fires.
For the sake of convenience, we have classi
fied our UnindAruiy news by Departments this
irbuk.MO tnatour rca lens can so.' at a gianee what
is going on in each. To the announcements of
Department Encampments, published last week,
the following may now bo added: New llnmp.
diire, Lake Village, Feb. 1: Maasachusjtts,
Itois. Jan. 29-3Ctb; KenlHcky. Covinuton,
Jan. lGth; Nebraska, Lincoln Fib. 20-2ist.
Tijc Encampment of the Department of Dela
ware was In Id on the 12th inst.. at Wilmington,
mid a it port of its proceedings is given below.
That of Colorado was hold at Denver on the
lOtfi iust.. bat :io report of its proceedings has
as yet been received.
Advices from National I lead quarters nr.
OiUft'wi state that Commander-in-Chief Van
1) rvoirt, a-.T-nnp.miod by Adjiilnnt-Gencral
Brown, started east on the 10th hist., with the
intention of visiting Jauosville, Waukesha,
Bmabo., anl Lau Claire, Wis., and being pres
ent at the Encaripiuenfc. of the Departments of
.Michigan, New York, Icw Jersey, and Massa
Edwin Libby Tost. No. 10, Rockland. Maine,
had a pfihlic instalh:tion of officers. The oiJi-csrswore-
installed b;- Comrade Crocker. There
was a larjAjandicnce present, conspicuous among
whom weiv many of the ladies who contributed
fo largely the .-laeccss of the fair recently
held 1'or the hcuei of the Post. Chaplain Phil
brook, in an interlining add toss, explained the
needs of the Order and the objects for which it
was foirned. Primarily they were social, fra
ternal,, and charitable. In its benevolent work
IhePctt has always had the beany co-operation
ofihe people of Roekl-md. aud this was
grateful.' and gracefully acknowledged. Com
mander pnes also delivered an address. Next
came the Tea-Tray Codets, in an enjoyable
programme consisting of voeal and instru
mental miii-te and readings and recitations. In
the mess-room slewed oysters were served to
nil present, after which, for amusement, the
soldiers anued the ladies aud took the line of
march on a. double-quick, to lively music. Tho
Tea-Tray Cadets have a little history of their
own, and arc worthy of especial mention. They
ureau organisation of young ladies, 26 in number,
who, in Feb'y. ls'-sQ. temporarily formed them
selves into a rompany for the purpose of assisting
thePost iu entertaining thcCommander-in-Chief
and stall and the Department of Maine. Their
part of the psogramrine was to perform several
line military company movements, aud oxecuto
the manual of arms with tea-trays in the ban
quet hall, just prior to the banquet given on
that occasion by the Post, and afterwards to
wait on tho veterans at table. Their perform
ance was admirable, :ind won the warmest praise
fr6m the assembled company. Commauder-in-Chief
Wagner was so1 well pleased that he deco
rated each of them with the G. A. It. ineual,
Fuspended by a blue rfhbon from a bronze rank
badge, having cast in it, "Tea-Tray Cadets."
These medals the young ladies wear with pride
on all public occasions. They are now perma
nently organized as an auxiliary society to the
Post, and have done such noble work that many
u poor comrade has reason to bless them. This
organization shows in what high esteem our
Order is held iu Rockland, and in this case it is
especially noticeable because but few of tho
Tea-Tray Cadets are daughters of veterans, and
all belong to the first social circles. The Post
recently (sustained a sad loss in the death of
Comrade J. E. Marshall, ono of theii number.
Chaplain Philbrook conducted tho religious
exercises, and Post Commanders Crocker, Ul
mer, Couant, and Jones acted as pall-bearers.
An escort, consisting of Surgeon J. F. Siughi,
Q. M. B. P. Bracklty, and Chaplain Philbrook
accompanied the remains to Portland, where
Bosworth Post received tho trust.
At the regular meeting of James A. Garfield
Post, No. 46, Blue Hill, Me., held Saturday, Jan.
6th, the following offices were publicly installed
by Comrade E. G. Bollins, C. M. O. Dep't of
Maine, G. A. R., viz: Commander, George W.
Clay; S. V. C, S. K. Chase; Adj't, H. A. Tripp,
Q. Si., S. P. Snowman ; Surgeon, T. S. Osgood ;
Chaplain, A. H. Carter; O. D., L. B. Washburn;
O. G., A. C. Osgood; Serg't Maj., A. C. Stevens;
Q. M. Serg't, E. S. Osgood. Good music was
furnished by a volunteer choir, and after the
exercises were through tho comrades, with in
vited guests, sat down to well-spread tables,
and did ample justice to tho collation. Several
short speeches were then made, thus windinr;
up a most enjoyable entertainment.
Post Commander Patrick Hayes on the If A
inst., installed tho following officers of Cutler
Post, No. 4S, Togus, Mq.: Commander, Geo. X.
Jenkins; S. V. C, James P. Ingalls; J. V. C,
Patrick Hayes; Q. M., John-Kirk; Surg., Thos.
B. McClay; Chaplain, William Cunniugkran ;
O. D., Eobert C. Barry; O. G.. John H. Baam
gard; Adjt., Patrick J. Casey; S. M., Loring
H. Hinds; Q. M. S., James Collins. Tho Post
has 225 comrades, and is nourishing. Last
Friday, the thirteenth Jiunivcrsaay of tho Post,
vras celebrated by a Camp-fire and dauco at
Amusement Hall. The supper was under tho
direction of Mrs. Gen. W. S. Tillon, assisted by
the Cutler Ladies' Belief Corps, No. 7.
Comrade J. F. Tobin. Commander oC George
S. Cobb Post, No. 03, of Camden, Me., writes us
that the following officers have been installed
for the current year : Commander, J. F. Tobin ;
S. V. C, George II. Wcntworlh ; J. V. C, C. T.
Hosmer; Surg., E. D. Wentworth; O. D., Fred
Aldus; Q. M., George E. Barnes; Cbap., G.
Tower; Adj't, J. S. Cleveland; O. G., J. O.
Trim ; S.M., P. Wylie; Q. M. S., J. W. Achorn.
The Post is in a very nourishing condition, and
after the installation hot coffeo and eatables
were served in Cleveland Hall.
Gen. John D. Myrick, Past Department Com
mander of Maine, died at Augusta December
27th last, at the age of forty-seven years. Com
rade Myrick was born in Augusta, and gradu
ated at Harvard College. While attending tho
law school of that institution tho war hrok:
out, ayd he abandoned iiis studies and entered
active service as second lieutenant of Company
K, First Maine cavalry. At tho close of tho
war ho entered tho tegular army and served
fir years, when he retired from tho service
ai1 returned to Maine.
Comrade F. B. Sprague, Corinna, Maine,
writes that the officers of Knowles Post, No. 52,
were duly installed on the i)th inst. by Com
mander J. D. Maxwell and Capt. McGillis,
after which a baked bean supper was served
and relished in true army style. This Post,
though not yet a year old, has a membership of
fifty-six, with the prospect of 100. Meetings
are held every Tuesday night. There is a
Ladies' Aid Society connected with tho Post,
which has proved of material benefit.
General Orders, No. 9, Department of New
Hampshire, i&fcued at Lake Village, January 9th,
by Martin A. Haynes, Commander, Natt. Shack
ford, A. A. G., set forth that the Sixteenth An
nual Encampment of this Department will con
vencat Lake Village, Thuisday, February 1, full
announcement of which will be made in subse
quent orders. Post Commanders will promptly
forward to the Assistant Adjutant-General
certified lists of the comrades of their respect
ive Posts entitled to seats in the Encampment,
viz: Delegates aud Alternates, Post Commander,
Past Post and Past Department Commanders in
good standing. In tho absence of tho Post
Commander, the Senior or Junior Vice Com
mander will be entitled to a scat in the En
campment. Attention is especially directed
to the action of the National Encampment of
1SS1, by which all Posts delinquent in returns
or dues upon the 20th day of January, are. de
barred from representation in Department En
campments. Post Commanders are enjoined to
see that all returns for these headquarters aro
forwarded at once, and also ail dues for per
capita tax and for supplies. This duty is im
perative; its neglect will render impossible a
complete and correct roster of tho Encampment,
or a satisfactory exhibit of the affairs of tho
Deyxrtraent. The Commander-in-Chief, Ju
nior Vice Commander-in-Chief and other Na
tional officers will honor the occasion with their
Comrade G. FvKibling writes us that a largo
auuicnceot mvted quests assembled at Kib
ling's Opera House, Hanover, N. H., on the
cyeaing of ths 3d inst., to witness the installa
tion ceremonies of Post Alonzo D. Govw, No. 56.
These exercises have never before been mndo
public, but we certainly hope the "comrades
have found sufficient encouragement in their
present success to warrant many rep Hitions.
Shortly before 8 o'clock tho Post ent.'red tho
hall, tho olli'-ers taking seats on the stage.
Visiting comrade. Major D. B. Nelson, was then
introduced as. master of ceremonies, and in
stalled the f dlowing officers for tho ensuing
year: Commander, David E. Burbank : S. V.
C, Charles II. Waterman: J. V. C, George !
K'bling; Mirgoon, James
Rev. Ilenrv E. Parker;
"Wood; Adjutant, Edwin
Newton : .Chaplain,
O. 1)., Charles If.
M. Brown; Q. M.,
James S. Spreat : O. G., Jaon A. Daniels; S.
M., Everett S. Fitch; :. M. S.. Willi; &:n Hutch
inson ; Delegates. George F. Kihluig, Edwin
N. Brown; Alternates, N. II., Stiiikncy and
James S. Sproat. When the regular exercises
had been finished Commander Rurbink, in be
half of the Post, invited all present to partake
of a collation after which the con ipany were
entertained by addresses from Professor Henry
E. Parker, Mr. X. S. Huntington, president of
t!u Hanover bank, and Comrade Wyatt, of
Franklin. The Post now numbers "fifty-seven
members in good standing.
Wattcrson Post. No. 45, Chflwn.Vt., installed
tho following officers on tho 5th inst: Com
mander, Win. JI. II. Hall : S. V. C, Smith Tav
lor; J. V. . Henry B. Lyf-ml ; Q. M., John B.
Atwood; Sura., Story N. Goss; Adj't, Gilbert
O. Smith; Chaplain, Rev. Harvey Webster; O.
D.. Gcorgo F. Reed; O. C!., Fran ki in E. Davis;
S. M., Monroo O. Coburn; Q. M. ri., U.enry O.
Comrade A. T. Woodward and oiihers, of
Roberts Post, Rutland, Vermont, on the 2I)th
of last November organized John T. Sinnott
Post at West Rutland! The following were in
stalled as officess hist Fiiday evening: Com
mander, w. u. roil; .s. . L., l;,.iae :weat; J.
V. ('.. Jas. D. Perkins; S irg., C. II. Kimbcrly;
Chaplain, L. T. Barber; Q. M., C. H. Sherman;
O. D., Thomas Biiss ; O. G., W. A. Potter.
Iu our special correspondence from Rutland,
Vt., which appeared in Tun Tkiih'NE of Jan
uary 4th, Post Roberts wrote : " We number
also among our friends and benefactors such
mcv. as General Baxter and others," but through
f. mistake of the intelligent compositor, it wtis
uiado to read Gen. Butler.
Comrade N. S. Rogers, New Port Centre, Vt.,
writes us that in all probability there will bo
a Post started in that village very shortly.
There arc thirfcv or foriv ex-soldiers in tho
vicinity, and a comrade has volunteered
use of a hall fvco for a m:otiug place.
The following oCaccrs of E. K. Wilcox Post,
No. 1G, Springfield., Mass., were installed Wed
nesday, the 10th in St., by Past Post Commander
W. A. Spooucr: Commander, J. O. Smith; S.
V. C, E. W. Lathrop; J. V. C., Charles If. Alli
son ; Surg., Daniel Clark. M. D. ; Chaplain, P.
II. Langdou; O. D;, W. W. Johnson; O. G., F.
A. Rollins; Adjt., F. C. Perry; Q. M., E. 1.
Capron. The PosJ is in a very flourishing con
dition. We have 3-15 members and a numb tr
of applications to act upon. Tho first of t ho
month the Post will movo to a new hall, wlujro
there will bo moro room and better accommo
dations. Comrade James L. Presbrey, Taunton, Miss.,
writes us that tho officers of William II. 1 (art
kit Post, No. o, on whoso rolls are 165 mem
bers in good standing, wcro installed on tho
2d inst. They are as follows: Command cr, J.
W. Brewer; S. A'. C, Gust. T. Fisher; J. V. C,
A. Pratt; Adj't, Ed. L. Cordner; Q. M. C. S.
Anthouv; Surg., A, Dean; Chaplain, ti. W.
Sweet ; O. D., Albert M. Clark ; O. G., C. A. In
gells; S. M., James Booth; Q. M. S., Benj.
Morris. After tho installation a collation, fol
lowed by a dance, took place.
Comrade Thomas II. Snow, East Douglass,
Mnss., sends us the following list of officers of
Samuel Sibley Post, No. 137, fer ISS'J : Com
mander, George 11. Walker; S. V. C, Thomas
II. Snow; J. V. C, John McGlaughlin; Adj't,
Cornelius Emmons; Q. M., Henry li.utchins;
Surg., Chas. A. Whiffle; Chap., Lemuel C. Bel
den; O. D., Burton Goddard, and O. G., Daniel
Mix. ThePost meets every Thursday evening,
and at each meeting additions are jnado to its
numbers. A lair will be held on tho 15th, 16th
and 17th of next February or tho purpose of
replenishing the relief fund.,
B. F. Butler Post, No. 4'. Lowell, Mass., has
installed tho following officers: Commander,
E. W. Thompson; S. V. C, F. B. Peabody; J.
V. C, J. H. E. Quinn ; O. D., J. J. Dolan ; O.
G., J.J. Murray; Adj't, J. H. Queniby ; Chap.,
J. L. Lacrdieson ; Q. M., H. W. Ailen ; Surg.,
J. S. Grush; S. M., W. W. Day; Q. M. S., A. J.
Gilman. A grand Camp-fire will be held to
night by the Post in honor of tho visit of Depart
ment Commander George Patch. The Grand
Army in Lowell has a membership of over 400,
but there still is a great many old soldiors who
ought to bo mustered in.
Comrado Gcorgo D. Shaw, of E. K. Wilcox
Post, No. 16, tmriugfield, Mass., installed
on Wednesday evening, the 10th inst., tho fol
lowing officers of W.W. Rockwell Post, No. 125,
Pittsfield, Massachusetts: Commander, Charles
M. Wbeldon; j. V. C, Thomas G. Colt; J. V.
C, William n. Chamberlain ; Surgeon, W. H.
Wentworth; Chaplain, Samuel Harrison; O.
D., Oliver L. Wood : O. G., E. Ilotclikiss; Ad
jutant, S. D.'Spaulding; Q. M., Edgar G. Hub
be!; Q. M. Serg't, P. F. Cooley; Serg't Maj.,'
Henry Bryant Post, No. 93, Cohasset, Mass.,
was organized last Friday night, and its officers
installed by Chief Mubtering Officer A. C.
Monroe, assisted by Aid de-camp Samuel A.
Cushing; twenty-four charter members being
present. A delegation of sixteen comrades from
E. Humph icy Post, No. 101, Ilingham Centre,
were present. After tho installation a bounti
ful collation was served by Post 93, to which
ample justice va3 done. Speeches and stories
then closed tho entertainment.
Comrade 1). II. Ncwcomb, Springfield, Mass.,
writes us. that G. Wilcox l'ost, No. 16, of
that city, will move into its new quarters over
tho savings bank, comer of Main and State
streets, on the 1st of February, where it will
have this finest Grand Army Hall hi tho State.
At its list regular meeting fourteen new mem
bers were mustered in. A fair is to be held in
February, and great preparations aro making
CoTurado B. J. French, EastTcmpleton, Mass.,
writfi us that Ericcson Post, No. 109, has elected
the following officers for 1SS3 : Commander, B.
F. Ficnc.Ii; S. V. C, Joel Whitney; J. V. C, F.
E. Wood; O. D., L. V. Clough; O. G., II.
Crouell; Chaplain, J. J. Kendall; Surg., W. A.
Potfc'r; Q. M., C. W. Upham ; Adj't. M. V. B.
Grimes; Q. M. S., E. S. Whitney; S. M., J. W.
The following comrades have been installed
as officers of James A. Garfield Post, No.
120, Lowell, Mass.: Commander, C. F. Tirana
S. V. C, IT. M. Potter; J. V. C, W. W. Turtle;
Q. M., Daniel Walker; Adj't, J. B. Larabce;
Sarg.. E. B. Holt; Chap., A. G. Hildreth; O.
I)., W. A. Fifield; O. G., Geo. A. Chase; S. M.,
F. E. Butler, and Q. M. S., V. G. Barnard.
Hubbard V. Smith Post. No. 140, Alhol, Mass.,
held their first annual fair on tho 14th, 15th
mid 16th of last December. It proved both a
social and financial success, netting over S300
for the relief fund. This Post was organized
last March, with twenty-four charter members.
I which number has now been increased to sev-
I enty-lour with more in prospect.
E. V. Sumner Post, No. 19, Fitchburg, Mass.,
installed the following ofiicers on tho 1st inst.:
Commander, James Cuthbert; S. V. C, Ira G.
Wilkins; J. V. C, A. T. Hamlet; Surgeon, II.
G.Chase; Chaplain, James R. Hamilton; Q. M.,
George A. Sawyer; O. D.t Alphonso Marsh; O.
G., C. E. Fcrson; Adj't, Moses Hoyt.
Comrade F. L. Wheelock, Adams, Mass.,
writes us that Gcorgo E. Saylcs Post, No. 126,
held a public installation of officers on tho even
ing of the 6th inst., after which enthusiastic
speeches were made by Comrades Baker and
Wells. Tho entertainment closed with danc
ing, which was much enjoyed.
Tho installation of officers of Post 34, Salem,
Mass., took place on tho 3d inst. After the
ceremony Comrade J. Frank Dalton, the re
tiring Commander, handed over $150 for tho
charity fund from an unnamed douor. Com
rade Dalton has been tho means of bringing
into the Post about $3,000.
Post 67, Manchester, Mass., will hold a fair
for the benefit of tho relief fund, commencine
February 20th, and continuing throe days ;
$200 worth of prizes will bo given to season
ticket holders. Tho Pest now has 37 members
and moro to follow.
Comrade Wm M. Rogers. Hartford, Coma.,
writes that on Wednesday evening, Janurry
10th, Department Inspector Frank D. Sloat in
stalled the ollicors for the coming year of Rob
ert O. Tyler Po.-t, G. A. R. Comnr-ndei, Hiry
E. Taintor; S. V. C, John C. Tavlor; J. V. C,
T.J.Gill; Adi't, John II. Timelier; Q. "JI., J.
S. Forsvth; Surg., P. D. Peltier, M. D.; Chap.,
11. R. Morlcy ; O. D., Franklin Dart; O. G., J.
W. Longdou; S. M., Wm. M. xlogers; Q. M. S.,
Win. E. Morgan.
Comrade William Nayler, South Manchester,
Connecticut, writes us that Drake Post has in
stalled the following officers : Comir tinder, M.
II. Keeney; S. V. C, A. I). Scott; St. V. C, D.
Chandler: Surgeon, J. N. Parker; Chaplain. J.
Lnomis; O. D., William Navler; O. Cr., J. Bc
b:e; Adjutant, E.Chcenev; Q.M., M. Burdick;
S. JL. F. If. Perry ; (. Mi S., C. A, Day. Tho
Post has 100 members and is doing well.
The followingarc tho officers of Hobbio Post,
No. 23, Stanford, Conn., for 1SS.;: Commander,
(J. G. Smith ; S. V. C, L. Tix-n; J. V. C, G.
Oimstead; Q. M., W. II. Ritelu- O. D., J. E.
Palmer; O. G., G. Seolield; Surg., T. S. Daly;
Chaplain, C. Brown; Adjt., (. Buntcn. The
Post has eighty-three membevs and $350 in the
The Department of New York now numbers
330 Posts, charters for the following Posta hav
ing been granted during' tho pa-tweek: No.
327, Brooklyn; No. 32S, "t'roghan, Lewis Co.;
No. 329, Machias, Cat'avaugus Co.; No. 330,
New York city. Among tho candidates for
Department Encampaient aro Major J. II.
Walker, of Brooklyn ; Major Billiard, of New
York; John A. Reynolds, of Rochester, and
Robert Keith, of Troy. The headquarters of
the Department drring the coming State En
campment at Troy will be. a&tho Troy House,
and tho Council of Administration will meet
there on Tuesday evening, !Zio 23d inst. The
active members of the Encampment will num
ber something averSOO, but it is estimated by
As-sistant AdjL-Gon. Hooper that the alternates
and comrades from different Posts will in
crease tho number of vistors to upward of 2,000.
At the installation of tho officers of John A.
Dix Post., No. 135, New York city, on tho 3d
inst., Madr Bullard spoke at some length in
regard t-j the Grand Army, its reason and mis
sion, its achievement and promise. Ho said it
had not, been organized until necessity called
for it, that it was not a political organization,
none knew better than the comrades. It might
be political, but not parth-an. Leaving home
ycas ago, they were told that those left behind
wonld be cured for, or that thoso returning
hc4ne maimed or broken down would receive
the lwunty of a generous country. Returning
1 ionic, lunvever, these appeals fell upon deaf
'ars. Then followed tho organization of tho
trand Army they had a mission to fulfill
nad they had fulfilled it. Major Bullard
referred to tho matter of pensions, and tho
cry that the soldier was receiving too much,
and casually asked what the treasury would
do to-day had it not been for their services.
Ho referred to tho institution of tho Sol
diers' Home, to tho imprcssivo ceremonies
of Decoration Day, all shouiug that it was not
a useless organization, but ono that, 200,000
strong, could raise its voice as ono when an
honorably discharged soldier was wronged.
On Tuesday evening, January 2d, E. A.
Slocum Post, No. 211, Fairport, N. Y., installed
their officers for thepresent year, and mustered
in tho following recruits: Albert Raymond,
Dr. D. G. Wcare, J. Brockday, George P.Strow
ger and Itussel Tibbitls. After these ceremonies
tho Post, at the invitation of Comrade John
Huntington, marched in a body to his residence,
where they partook of a grand oyster supper.
After the cloth was removed tho following toasts
were proposed and responded to: "The Grand
Army of the Republic, an association to which
wo refer with pride." "Tho wives of the old
soldiers the noblest of women." " Our sons
the pride of our hearts." " Our daughters tho
lifenndjoy of our households." "The National
TninuxK the best soldiers' fiapcr in the world."
A Post with these sentiments is, as it should be,
in a flourishing condition.
Comrade Charles A. Parks, Commander of
Edwin Rose Post, Sag Harbor, N. Y., who sends
us three new subscribers and says ho shall
keep on recruiting until ho has enlisted every
veteran in his vicinity, writes us that the fol
lowing officers were installed on tho 9th inst.:
Commander, Charles A. Parks ; S. V. C., Peter
Gaflga; J. V. C, Jonathan A. Miller; Surg.,
Albert Cass; Chap., Horace Whitney; Q. M.,
James M. Strong; Adi't. Richard M. Swcezv:
O. D., John D. Leek ; O. G., William M. Policy ;
S. M., James E. Bunnell ; Q. M. S., Charles B.
Wade. After tho installation the Commander
presented a beautiful silk flag to tho Post, tho
gift of Mrs. Col. Edwin Rose, and a full-size
crayon portrait of Col. Rose, tho gift of his son,
Rufus Rosc Appropriate remarks were made
by the Commander aud the Officer of the Day,
John D. Leek.
Past Post Commander S. D. Phillips on tho
8th inst. installed the following officers of John
P. Robinson Post, No. 101, Perry, New York :
Commander, T. W. Copeland ; S. V. C, M. L.
Calkins; J. V. C, A. S. Simmons; Adjutant,
Robert Kershaw; Q. M., N. G. Burton; Sur
geon, Jtohcrt Billiard : Chaplain, Willian Noon
D., Walter B. Tallman ; O. G.. John
; S. M., M. M. Andrus ; Q. M. S., Charles
Moshier. After tho installation a regular army
supper of pork, beans, and hard-tack the lat
ter seven years old was discussed. Tho tack
was furnished by Colonel A. B. Lawrence, of
Warsaw, a noted Grand Army man. This Post
is two years old and has forty-two names on
Comrade G. D. Hastings, Malone, N. Y., writes
us that Post No. 281, of that place, which was
mustered on the 11th of August last, with
twenty-six charter members, by Commander;
II. H. Bailey, of Luther Priest Post, No. 167, fa"
Norwood, is prospering finely, and has install'.'!
tho following ofiicers: Commander, H. B.
Meigs; S. V. C. M. M. Dawson; J. V. C..R.
McC. Miller; Adj't, 11. D. Hickok; Q. M., '.. J.
Matrix; Surg., Ralph Erwin; Chap., Aldisl,ord;
O. D., F. II. Cramer; O. S., J. McSorlcy; S.M.,
C. R. Doty; Q. M. S G. D. Hastings. It is ex
pected that tho Post will have a momhership
of 100 heforo tho year closes.
John McKio Post, No. 309, Cambridge,
New York, installed tho following officers on
tho 6th inst.: Com., G. H. Ovo rocker ; 13. V. C,
M. McFarlaud ; J. V. C, H. C. Wooi.; Q. M.,
D. C. Lambert; Adjt., D. Harringlo.i ; O. D.,
W. IT. Gibson; Chaplain, O. A. S-'parhawk;
Surg., O. Coulter; S. M., R. Bonnet,; Q. M. S.,
A.C. Harrington; O. G., W. Rir'sell; W. If.
Gibson, Delegate to Department laicampment,
and II. (!. Wood, Alternate. Thj Post was es
tablished on tho 17th of last November with
thirteen charier members, which number has
sinco been swelled to twenty-two.
An installation of officers of Cassius Mnxon
Post, No. 219, Bichburg, N. Y., took place on
the 3d inst. Tho following comrades wcro
installed: Com., W. A. Rftse; S. V. C, J. J.
Baker; J. V. C, J. Long; Chaplain, E. S.
Bliss; Surg., M. D. Crandall ; Q. M., J. T.
King; O. D., A. B. Cottrall ; Adit.. A. L.
Green; O. G., M. Farley;
begler, and Q. M. S., M. S.
M., Jacob Linse-
Comrade W. J. Pentelon, Fulton. Osweeo co.
N. Y., writes us that a man giving ;he name of
C. Clemens, and representing hiuiHdf as Com
mander of Post 9, Columbu.s, Ohio, upon claiming
that ho had lost his money and railroad tickets,
borrowed a considerable sum from tho com
rades at Fulton. Sinco which time ho has not
been heard from.
Tho officers of Colonel Sherrill Post, No. 313,
Stanley, New York, for 1H3 aro : Com., S. S.
Bell; S. V. C, Charles H. Proudfut; J. V. C,
Wm. O. Valentine; Adjt., J. M. Wilson; Chap
lain, G. II. Van Deusen ; O. D., Win. Lougove;
O. G., John A. Ycakley; Q. J'4.f Charles II.
Johnson: S. M., Valentino Stokes: O. M. S..
Charles R. Debro.
England Post, No. 142, Delhi, N. Y., recently
gave a performance of a military drama, which
realized for the relief fund $166.66. This Post
was tho first one organized in Delaware county,
N.Y.,and hassince organized fiixotnera. Though
each of these has taken away quito a number
from tho Post, it stiU has a membership of
Officers elected for tho ensuing year for Abra
ham Lincoln Post, No. 13, N.Y.: Commander, C.
A.Wells; S.V. C, T. H. Knight; J. V. C, John
H. Tyson ; O. D., Jas. O'Brien ; O. G., Comrade
Little; Q. M.,Fred.Gncar; Surg., Schmidt;
Delegate, Jos. Forbes; Alternate, J. A. Bullhet;
Chaplain, Thos. Elliott.
Gen. Hancock is expected to visit Cincinnati
February 7, with a delegation of the Loyal
Legion from Philadelphia, to establish a com-
mandary of the order for Ohio.
The following officers of Henry Wilson Post,
No. 13, Jersey City, were publicly installed on
the evening of the 14th inst. by Post Commander
Fisher, of Zabriskie Post, assisted by Past
Commander Rockett : Commander, M. Mullone;
S. V. C, Edwanl Donnelly; J. V. C, Henry
Haasc; Adju't, Bartholomew Stoneham; Q. M.,
Albert A.Clark; O. D.. Win. A. Graham; Surg.,
R. Schiuidhauser; Chap., J. T. Taylor; O. G.,
Theo. II. Liming; S. M., Benj. Manning; Q.M.
S., Philip Lynch ; I. S., Thomas Burke; O. S.,
Moses Conklin. After the installation a Camp
tire was held, and some very excellent bean
soup, made by Comrade Dick Cooper, together
with other edibles, were disposed of. After this
-Jomrado Wm.. A. Graham alluded to the faith
ful service of Past Commander Philip Lynch as
worthy of general publication, Ac, 6w. The
Past. Commander was called forward and was
presented by the Post Commander, on behalf
of the comrades of the Pot, with an elegant
combination Corps badge, made by Major Peiou
bct in very handsome slyl-s. The pin of tho
badge was shaped like a diamond, the Third
Corps badge, upon which was enameled the
legend, " C Co., 5th N. J. Vol., 1861-13, Henry
Wilson Post." Suspended to this was the clover
leaf of the Second Corps, also finely enameled
and ornamented. On the reverse side of this
was the inscription: "Presented to Past Com
mander Philip Lvnch by tho Comrades ol Henry
Wilson l'ost, No. 13, Dept. of N. J., G. A. R.,
January 12, lt-3."' Comrade Lynch replied to
this unexpected gift in fitting terms. After the
presentation, speech-making, recitals of army
camp life, incidents and tine singing were in
dulged in, Comrades Harper, J. Q. Adams, Sulli
van, Schmidhauscr, Stoneham, Henderson,
Brandon, and others, adding much to tho
pleasures of tho evening.
General Orders, No. 10, Department of New
Jersey, Edward L. Campbell Department Com
mander, C. IL Houghton, A. A. G., issued at
Trenton on the 6th inst, set forth that the six
teenth annuai Encampment of this Department
will couveno in Washington Hall, Front and
Greene streets, in tho city of Trenton, on tho
fourth Thursday in January, the 25th inst., at
eleven o'clock a. in., aud will contiuuo in ses
sion for two days. Members of the Encampment
aro reminded that it is their duty to bo present
at tho opening and remain till tho close of tho
Encampment. Tho Council of Administration
will meet at tho State Street House, Trenton,
at three o clock p. m.-, Wednesday, January 24.
By a resolution adopted at last annual Encamp
ment the Council of Administration was con
stituted the Committee on Credentials for ensu
ing year. Contestants, if any, must prescut
their cases a reasonable time before the meeting
of the Encampment. Post Commanders who
have not already dono so will forward creden
tials to the Assistant Adjutant-General at once.
The following Posts have been mustered into
servico in this Department within the last
three months: John Willian Post, No. 71, Glou
cester City; William N. Lanegan, Commander.
General G. K. Warren Post, No. 72. New Egypt;
David C. Hankins, Commander. Winficld Scott
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Assistant Inspector Lord, of Post No. 10,
on tho 9th instant installed the following
officers of Union Post, No. 55, Millville, N.
J.: Commander, Jacob Do Hart; S. V. C,
Jacob Adams; J. V. C, James Smith; Adj't,
L. M. Tucker; Q. M., F. B. Wheat; Surgeon,
John Richards; Chaplain, William H. Coxson ;
O. D., II. R. Griffith; O. G., E. A. Warden; S.
M., Cornelius Shaw; Q. M. S., Reuben Meredith.
On tho evening of December 12, 1S62, Wil
loughby Babcock Post, No. 105, Homer, N. J.,
elected the following officers: Commander,
Charles A. Skiner; S. V. C, Samuel E. Saun
ders; J. V. C, Frank Hammond; Adj't, Chas.
A. Ford ; Q. M., O. A. Babcock;. Surgeon, Chas.
W. Hutehings; Chaplain, J. J. Wood roll"; O.
D., F. D. Carpenter; O. G., L.W.Porter; S.
M., II. Fuller; Q. M. S., H. Bates; Delegate to
Department -Encampment, Charles A. Ford;
Alternate, Pembroko Pierce.
David Jones Post, No. 293, Kendall, N. J.,
present a fine appearance in their now uni
A subscriber writes us: At a regulr meeting
of Reno Post, No. 61, G. A. R., held at Williams
p"ort, Pa., January 12, 1833, tho following offi
cers wero installed by Senior Vice Department
Commander William N. Jones: Commander, S.
M. Smith; S. V. C, D. R. Foresman; J. V. C,
Paul McBride; Surgeon, William Gochrig, M.
D.; O. D., P. S. McGirr; Q. M., A. L. Crist;
Chaplain, John D. Wallace; O. (J., L. II. Brady;
Adj't, M. Myers; S. A?., C. G. Pursell; Q. M. S.,
Win. II. Paulhamus. Tho meeting was one of
Reno's rousing ones, there being 125 comrades
present. The new dflicers had an opportunity
to try their skill at once by mustering a recruit.
This they did in good shape, all of them going
through their parts in the beautiful and im
pressive ritual of tho Order without using a
book. After a largo amount of business had
been transacted, Past Commander J. B. Den
worth stepped; forward and in an eloquent
speech presented to Senior Vice Commander
Jones a beauViful solid gold badge, indicative of
the position held by him in tho G. A. R., as a
token of t'ao esteem of his comrades of Reno
Post. Pevdent from the rank-bar (which bears
a star) by two chains, one attached to each end
of tho bur, is tho solid gold star of tho G. A. It.,
and from the center of tho bar li;iu's tho whito
trifoU, tho badgo of the Second division of the
old S'.'cond Army Corps, upon which is inscribed
in gold figures and letters One Hundred and
Six'h Pennsylvania. Tho back of tho badge
beriTS this legend: "ToWm. N. Jones, Senior
Vice Department Commander of Pennsylvania
(. A. It., from'Rcno Post, No. 64, Williamsport,
Pa., December 25, LSb2." Tho General was
somewhat surprised, but like all good soldiers
soon recovered his presence of mind and mado
a rattling speech, firing a telling broadsido at
one of tho bachelor brigado, in rcspouo to a
thrust from him. Among the visitors present
were Colonel Leigh, Joseph Fletcher, (the go
nial O. D.,) comrades of Post 170, and G. W.
Smith, of Post C6, all of whom mado remarks.
Tho question of assisting the boys to organize
a Camp of tho Sons of Veterans came up and
was postponed to tho next regular meeting.
The elegant hall occupied by tho Post affords a
first-class meeting place, but is too small for a
"big meeting." Some time ago Mr. S. R. Ogg
presented to the Post a fine oil-painting of a
sharpshooter, and appropriate resolutions of
thanks wcro passed at this meeting. It is ex
pected that "Reno" will send a good delegation
to Wilkesbarre on tho occasion of the Depart
Capt. John E. Walker Post, No. 2S7, Waynes
boro, Pa., held a public installation of officers
on Thursday evening, January 4th. Tho fol
lowing officers wero installed by Comrade
Wilson, assisted by Comrades Bigham, Holts
worth anil Plank, of Post 9, Gettysburg, Pa.:
Commander. II. G. Boncbrakc; S. V. C., F. J.
Beard ; J. V. C, D. C. Dctrich ; Chap., L. W.
Detrich; Q. M., G. G. Pilkinglon; Surg., A. S.
Boncbrakc; O. D., William A. Prince; O. G.,
John A. Diebold; Adj't, Philip R. Welsh ; S.
M., Thomas J. Cunningham ; Q. M. S., Ezra
Hanstine. Tho ladies of Waynesboro kindly
decorated the hall in a tasteful manner with
flags, flowers and evergreens. Addresses wero
mado by N. Bruco Martin, Esq., editor of tho
Keystone iiazcllc, anil Comrades Lewis W. Det
rich, William Symons, Dr. I. N. Snively and
George W. Welsh. Tie singing was under tho
direction of Prof. William G. Smith, and ho
was assisted by Mrs. Dr. Brancstolts, Mrs. Sallio
Brotherton, Miss Graco Smith, Miss Kato
Stickel, Miss Lowell and Mrs. William II.
Morrison. Rev. Mrs. Banner presided at tho
organ. Comrade Holtswortb, of Post 9, also
rendered some old army songs. Tho music
both vocal and instrumental was tine. Tho
Post is making arrangements to givo an Old
Folks concert on the 26th and 27th of the
present mouth for tho purpose of buying
Col. J. A. Ego, Commander of Bradford Post,
on tho 5th instant installed tho following as
officers of J. It. James Post, No. 158, Eldred,
Pa. : Commander, F. M. Adams ; S. V. C, M. S.
J.V.C., P.Welch; Chap., G. T. Dennis:
M. G. Knapp; Q. M., James Biggin:
A. J. Duryea; O. D., David Doutt; O.
A. Howell; S. M., B. G. Spiller; Q. M.
H. Curtis. After the installation tho
comrades marched in a body to tho Methodist
Episcopal church, where Rev. G. A. Copeland,
of Friendship, N. Y., delivered an interesting
lecture on "Army Life." From tho church
tho Post went to tho dining-hall of J. S. Hicks,
lighted a Camp-fire, and wero served with
rations. Speeches by Col. Ege, J. S. Hicks,
Rev. T. F. Parker and Rev. Mr. Copeland, and
songs, in which tho young ladies of tho village
joined, brought to an end a pleasantly spent
At the regular meeting of Capt. Colwell
Post, No. 201, Carlisle, Pa., held on tho 4th
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instant, mo tollowmg oiucers were msiaiiea:
Commander, J. L. Meloy ; S. V. C, Joseph B.
Havisratick ; J. V. C, Samuel Elliott ; Adj't,
John I. Faller; Q.M, D. A. Sawver; Chap.,
H. G. Carr; Surg., Dr. J. S. Bender; O. D.,
Smith McDonald ; O. G., W. T. B. Dixon ; S.
M., A. C. Ensmingcr; Q. M. S., D. A. Carbaugh.
This Tost numbers over 100 comrades. Tiio
retiring Quartermaster reported a balauco in
the treasury of $-100. When taking into con
sideration that the Post is but two years old,
the showing is a remarkable one. Last Satur
day week tho Post threw open their new room
to the public. "Though," as Comrade Elliott
writes, "it is not largo or gorgeously furnished,
it is always warm and comfortable and tho
latch-string is always out for comrades visit
Thomas M. Scdwiek Post, No. 291, East
Brady, Pa., was organized on tho 22d of last
December, less than a month ao, with nine
teen charter members, but they have supplied
themselves with blank applications and have
gone earnestly about the work of drafting vets.
Caps, badges and muskets have been ordered,
and soon the Post will be fully equipped. Tho
following ofiicers have been installed: Com
mander, Harvey Park ; S. V. C, Fred Divner;
J. V. C, Eli McPherson; Qhap., James Irwin;
Surg., It. Robinson, M. D.; Q. M., Thos. Mitch
ell; O. D., James Shields; O. G., It. B. Mont
gomery; Adj't, Frank Hoon.
Privato Albert If. Jn-kson Post, No. 299,
Cooperstown, Pennsylvania, was mustered in
with forty-thrco charter members on the 9th
inst., by Comrade W. B. Mays, Post 220. The
tolhnving are tho officers: Commander, S. S.
Strohecker: S. V. C, A. M. Beatty ; J. V. C, A.
Frazicr; Adj't., D. Jones; Surg., R. E. Vanta
tcn; Chaplain. It. Blanchard; Q. M., H. W.
Hoffman; O. D., William 11. Slonaker; O. G.,
G. N. Crodlc ; S. M., Gcorgo W. Grove ; Q. M.
S., John W. Gurney.
E. D. Sharpo Post, No. 267, Itimersburg, Pa.,
has installed tho following officers: Com
mander, Neal TLawson; S.V. C, Robert Fowler;
J. V. C, W. T. Switzer; Chap., D. McPherson;
Surg., George Forbes ; Q. M., It. Callihan ; O. D.,
W. H. Switttjr; O. G., J. J. Stitt; Adj't, F. C.
McGregor. This Post mustered nine recruit3
the last quarter, and expects to enroll moro.
There are several ex-soldiers within shortshoot
ing range of Rimersburg, who, if properly am
bushed, will surrender without waste of very
The Committee on Soldiers' Orphans Schools
of Post No. 2, Philadelphia, Pa., have submitted
a report to the Post, in which they show how
great has been tho work of the G. A. R. in con
nection with these schools, and earnestly ad
vocate, their continuance after 1S5. The re
port was ordered to be printed and sent to the
members of tho Pennsylvania Legislature.
Penr.a. Veteran Volunteers, met last Saturday
evening at the rooms of Post No. 2. It was de
cided to hold a Reunion and banquet at Man
uerchor Hall on the 24th iust.
Comrade Win. F. Aull, commandor of 117,
Philadelphia, was recently the recipient of a
solid gold Grand Army Republic badge studded
with diamonds, a gift from members of the
Tho semi-annual Encampment of the Dirts
ion of Pennsylvania, Sons of Veterans, was
held in the hall of Post No. 58, Harrisburg,
on tho Sth and 9th insts.
Post 306, Department of Pennsylvania, will
shortly be organized. Tlu3 will make the 75th
Post established during the administration of
The ofiicers of Post No. 1, Philadelphia, were
installed on the 8th iust., after which a banquet
at the American House was partaken of.
Comrade Chauneey P. narding, Brockway
ville, Pa., writes that Jefferson Post, at that
place, has a membership of 32.
On Friday evening, tho 13th inst., the De
partment Encampment of Delaware, held its
third annual session at the headquarters of
Du Pont Post, No. 2, in the McClary Building.
Department; Commander John Wainwright
presided, and all the Post3 of tho Department
were represented, except No. 7, of Milford, and
No. 10, of Lewes. Department Commander
Wainwright, prior to his retirement from office,
delivered an address, in the course of which ho
referred to tho general prosperity of the Order
in the State. The report of A. A. G.Ross showed
that while thcro had not been any new Post
organized during the past year, tho old Posts
were all in good order. He also reported that he
had $32.41 in supplies on hand. A. Q. M. Gen
eral Litzenberg reported that ho had received
$2,57.29 during the year, and expended $187.38
for tho expenses of tho Department, leaving a
balance on hand of $71.91. The election of
officers resulted as follows: Department Com
mander, Daniel Ross, of Post 1 of Wilmington ;
Senior Vice Department Commander, R. G.
Buckingham, of Post 9 of Plcastnt Hill ; Junior
Vice Department Commander, J. Harris Glatta,
of Post 2 of Wilmington; Department Chaplain,
John F. Williamson, of Post 9 of Newark ;
Medical Director, Edward Anderson, M. D., of
Post 3 of Dover. Department Council of Ad
ministration, II. J. Enright, of Post 3 of Dover ;
William II. Purnell, of Post 9 of Newark;
Edward J. White, of Post 1 of Wilmington;
Robert H. Smith, of Post 4 of Wilmington ;
Joseph Gardiner, of Post 5 of New Castle. Rep-resentative-at-Largo
to tho National Encamp
ment that meets at Denver, Colorado, in
August, 1SS3, Thomas A. Keables, M. D. ; Alter
nate, William H. Purnell. Tho new ofiicers
wero installed by Past Department Commander
McNair. Edward 11. Gregg of Post 2 was ap
pointed A. A. G.; James II. Wrightington, of
Post 1, A. Q. M. G.; James A. Price, of Post 5 of
New Castle, Inspector. After the transaction of
routine business, aud the selection of Newark
as tho place of holding tho semi-annual meeting
in July, tho Encampment adjourned. After
adjournment the comrades partook of an oyster
supper at Gotwald's dining rooms, provided by
Dep. Com. Ross.
The following aro the ofiicers of Custer Post-,-No.
8, Clarksburg, West Virginia, for the pres
ent year: Commander, A. C. Mooro; S. V. C.,
A. I j. Jackson ; J. V. C, John C. Peck; Q. M,
J. II. Jarboc; Adj't., Leo Ilaymond, Surg.,
D. P. Morgan; Chaplain, Gcorgo W. Lewis;
O. D., A. S. Hugill ; O. G., George W. McClnng;
Delegate to Department Encampment, Leo
Ilaymond. This Post was organized last Sep
tember, and has now fifty-two members the
largest Post in tho Department.
Tho directors of tho Toledo Soldiers' Memo
rial Association, which was organized in 1879
for tho purpose of securing the erection of a
memorial to tho memory of the soldiers from
that section who lot their lives in the late
war, have unanimously decided to erect, if pos-.
siole, a memorial building which shall do honor
to our fallen comrades and bo an ornament to
Toledo. The project has most flattering pros
pects of success. A beautiful site has been
secured, and the association has recently
como into possession of tho several soldiers'
bounty funds of the city and county which
remained unexpended. Their assets aro now
a lot valued at $8,000 and about $1S,000
cash in their treasury. Tho cost of tho pro
posed building will bo $60,000, and when com
pleted it will be put to tho following uses:
Tho basement will bo fitted up as an armory
for an artillery company now being organized;
tho main lloor will bo given up to the military
companies of tho city, and tho upper floor will
bo a largo hall, suitable for a drill room and
for gatherings of a public character. Commit
tees are to bo appointed to solicit subscriptions
iu furtherance of tho project, to bo paid in in
stallments, as funds aro required for tho pay
mentof labor and materials. It is hoped that tho
foundation will bo laid in tho spring aud tho
building completed within the year. Member
ships can bo obtained on application to Major
II. S. Bunker, secretarv. Much credit is due
to Messrs. W. T. Walker, E. II. Norton, L. J.
Lyttle, C. L. Young, and John S. Kountz, the
committee, for the able manner in which they
have discharged their onerous dutios.
Mitchell Post, No. 45, of Springfield, Ohio, on
tho 4th inst. installed tho following officers:
Commander, William H. Grant; S. V. C, T.
M. Gugeuheim; J. V. C, Fletcher White ; Sur
geon, Dr. George W. Moore; Chaplaiu, Rev. T.
S. Guthrie; Q. M., J. M., Niufi'er; O. D., John
L. Russell; O. G., S. T. Wolfe; Adjutant, Chas.
W. Shewalter; S. M., Ira W. Wallace, and Q.
M. S., Ike Kindle. There wero present at tho
nstallation about 175 invited guests. Comrade
White addressed tho new corps of officers, re
minding them that the welfaro of the Post and
ita standing in the community were largely ia
their hands. Tho members of tho Post were
also addressed in a similar strain. A large silk
banner was then presented to tho Post on be
half of the retiring officers by Past Commander
D. C. Putnam. The banner was received by
Junior Vice Commander Fletcher White. Tha
ensign, which was procured at a cost of $60, is
of white silk on tho face, crimsou on the re
verse, and with a blue silk curtain at the top.
After the presentation Post Commander W. If.
Grant was escorted to his chair. The subse
quent exercises consisted of an address by Cap
tain A. S. Busiinell; recitations by Comrade
George C. Rawlins, Miss Etta Ross, and Mra. W.
S. Huffman, a solo on a large concertina by
Mr. Ignatz Misler, and the spirited and artistio
singing of a number of selections by the Arion
Glee Club of male voices, led by Comrade A.
Watt. The entertainment was pronounced tho
best ever given by Mitchell Post.
A conference of delegates from organizations
of ex-prisoners of war in Ohio was held on tho
afternoon of the 9th instant at tho Neil House,
Columbus, O., and in the evening at the Adjutant-General's
office. Tho object of tho con
ference was principally to form such organiza
tions as will best enable the members to pre
sent their claims to pensions on account of un
usual hardships sufl'ered. Senator Yeatmau,
by telegraphic request, acted as tho repre
sentative of the Cincinnati organization. Dur
ing the discussion it was stated that there wera
in Ohio about 1,200 ex -prisoners ; that many
are already in receipt of pensions on account
of wounds; that members of Congress, while
expressing a willingness to aid, say they don't
know precisely what is wanted ; that, in fram
ing a bill to be presented to Congress, a line
would have to be drawn between thoso ex
prisoners who havo really suffered and endured
hardships and those who were merely nominal
prisoners who had been paroled after a day
or two's captivity. Many other points wero
also brought up, and after their discussion the
convention decided that they had not tho
power to establish tho organization proposed,
but concluded to have a constitution for such
organization drawn up and submitted by tho
delegates to their comrades at the annnal Re
union next June, at Newark, when it wiB ba
The first Camp-fire of Dick Morris Post, No.
130, Galion, Ohio, held in the city Opera House
on tho 11th inst., was a pronounced success
The capacity of the house was taxed to ita
utmost by a delighted audience. Tho enter
tainment was designed to give a representation
of a soldier's life in the camp and on tho field.
The prozanimo was as follows: Music by the
Galion City Band ; reveille and roll call ; address
of welcome by Comrade Manley; song Red,
White and Blue Glee Club; recitationSher
idan's , Ride Comrade Rev. C. II. Stocking;
guard mount and stationing guards; song
Tenting on the Old Camp Ground Glee Club ;
camp scenes: 1. Foraging; 2. Elephant; 3.
Longroll ; song Rally Around the Flag Boys
Glee Club; toast The Volunteer, response,
Comrade Nace; company drill; recitation
Bear Them Home Tenderly Miss Lilly Harris;
song Bear Them Home Tenderly Glee Club;
recitation Tho Light Brigade Comrade Rev.
Stone; supper hard-tack, pork, baked beans
aud coffee. These exercises could scarcely have
been better rendered. The camp scenes and
drills by the members of the Post were well
given, and the people caught a glimpse of what
tho soldier had to do. The foraging party, led
by Comrade Mike Ricksicker, was a special
feature, as also the big elephant, which rather
capped the climax a feature not named in the
programme. A box of cigars, sent to tho boys
during the camp scene by Wild Andy, wera
fully appreciated. A handsome sum was real
ized by the Post.
We published in the last issue of The Trib
une a letter from Forsyth Post, No. 15, of
Toledo, Ohio, stating it is tho largest in the
Department. In reference to this.T.B. Terry,
Past Post Commander, writes as follows to the
Toledo Evening Bee: "When tho G. A. R. was
dead in the State of Ohio, the members of For
syth Post stood by their comradeship, and with
their relief fund assisted the widows and or
phans of our late comrades to the amount of
thousands of dollars, and on the first of Janu
ary, 1883, we had the honor to turn over For
syth Post to our successors in office with
$1,527.69 cash in the relief fund, $197.90 in the
treasury, and 570 members in good standing,
with over 60 applications balloted for and
elected, who, for want of time, could not ba
mustered. With $1,725.59 cash in our treasury,
and 570 members, Forsyth Post, No. 15, is the
banner Post of Ohio, and in charity is the ban
ner Post of the G. A. R. far or near."
Comrado J. M. Jones, of McMillan Post, No.
122, South Charleston, Ohio, writes to us, stat
ing that the Post desires to thank The TuiBura
for its bold and untiring efforts in behalf of the
boys in blue. At the last meeting of the Post
a resolution was adopted asking theHon. J. War
ren Keifer, congressman from that district, to
exert his influence against a reduction or re
peal of tho internal rcvonue tax. Comrade
Jones tells of the case of a comrade who, with
twenty-two others, were taken to Anderson
ville prison, and at the end of fifteen months
h6 was the only survivor. This comrade has
been confined to his bed all winter, and with
out a dollar to support his wife and live bright
children. He applied long ago for a pension
but has had no response. McMillan Post re
cently had a good Camp-fire, which yielded
$185 for tho sick and needy soldiers.
Comrade H. B. York, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio,
writes us that on the night of tho 13th inst.
tho following officers of N. L. Norris Post, No.
40, wero installed by Past Commander S. A.
Baird: Commander, R. W. Walters; S. V. C,
S. M. Childs; J. V. C, P.. C. Gieason ; Q. M.. A.
E. Smith ; Chaplain, Westel Hunt ; Adjutant,
H. B. York;,0. D., L. O. Harris; O.G., A. A.
Sheffield ; Surgeon, J. Cieverdon ; Serg't-Maj.,
C. II. Hubbell ; Q. M. Serg't, John Gay. Tha
Post numbers fifty-four members and is ia
good working order.
Tho officers of C, S. Hayes Post, No. 22 i,
Cloves, Ohio, are: Commander, Wm. Jessup,
5th O. V. C; S. V. C, II. G Carr, 2d Ky. cav.;
J. V. C, U. N. Mork, 52d Ind. vols. ; Q. M.. C.
Reihle, Sth O. V. C; Surg., J. 31. Diller, 148th
Ind. vols.; Chaplain. T. N. Lind, 5th O. V. C;
Adjt., W. C. Ely, 6Uth O. V. I.; O. D., R. C.
Brown, 5th O. V. C. ; O. G., J. C. Bolser, 5th O.
V. C; (J. M. S., A. W. Lind, Sth O. V. C.; S. M.,
Wm. Myers, 2d Ky. cav.
Comrade M. D. Field, of this city, on the 6th
inst., installed the officers of Kylo Post, No. 41,
at Wapakoneta, Ohio. They aro: Commander,
Andrew Kohler S. V. C, Asa Rhoder; J. V.
C George Day; Chaplain, George Luke; In
spector, Fred. Hummel; burg.. L. D., Bryan;
(. D., Henry Shuienburg; Adjt.. Geo. Bush;
Q. M., G. A. G. HeiniMch; S. M., John Morriu;
Q. M. S.. G. W. Chilor; and Aide-de-Camp,
At tho regular meeting of McMillen Poet, No.
122, South Charleston. Ohio, the following offi
cers wero elected for 1Sc3 : Commander, Major
R. B. MeCullum; S. V. C, Joe Schickerdantz;
J. V. C, A. Brown; O. D., Davo Clark; O. G.,
Thomas Henry; Surg., W. H. Banwell; Adjt.,
John Warner; Q. M., James I. Hicks; Chaplain,
J. M. Jones; Delegates, A. Bradford and I.
Landaker. This Post held a Camp-fire last
mouth, which netted over $90.
The following comrades have been installed
as ofiicers of the Post at Washington CourJ
House, Ohio: Commander, T. J. Lindsey; S.V.
C, I. N. Rowo; J. V. C, It. M. Campion; Adjt.,
George C Jenkins; Chaplain, C. F. Dean ; Surg.,
C. M. Wilson ; Q. M., E. U. Welchimer; O. D.,
Harry Boyer; O. G., Ed. Smith; S. M., George
U. Epps; Q. M. b., James b. Armstrong. This
Post numbers 110 comrades.
Comrado J. M. Alexander, commanding
Plessing Post, No. 126, Gallipolia, O., write
that tho Post is in good couditiou and ita num
bers constantly increasing. During the com.
iug summer it is proposed to erect a monument
in memory of the dead heroes of Gallia county.
This county was largely represented in the
army during tho war.
Mr. William Brunner, of North Lewisburgh,
Ohio, a subscriber to The Tkibo:se, writes that
ho has been instrumental in getting up a Post
in that vicinity, and has sent an application
with thirty-two names to headquarters. The
Post has probably by this time been mustered
Tho newly-elected officers of Corwin Post,
Tycoon, Ohio, are: Commander, W. S. Mat
thews; S. V. C, H. Wilcox; J. V. C, M...K.
Glenn; Q. M., 33. G. Shaner; Chaplain, J. F.
Vaughn; O. D., G. W. Wilcox; O. G., A. E.
Mr. Jesse A. Hudson, New Philadelphia, O.,
writes us that ho has gotten up a petition for a
Post with sixty-two names, and has Bent to
Columbus for a charter.
Cooper Post, Marion, Ohio, now numbers lOflf
men, and ia mustering ia new xecruita at eac"-t