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TIJE GRAND ARfcJY,
Activity All Alone; the Line-Encampments.
Camp-Fires and Musters.
Adjutant-General Brown writes us from
Rational Haul quarters at Omaha, acknowledg
ing the receipt of applications for Post char
tors, forwarded by Thk Tmblwe, from the
following: A. Weinschenk, Bellcvue, Iowa:
G. JL Standard, Lexington, Mich. ; Geo. Rose
broolc, By Spring, Ohio; A. H. Franklin,
PKvant 3Iouut, tto., and Joseph Farlin,
Arcadia, "Wis. During the past week an appli
cation signed by forty-two ex-soldiers for a Post
at Saraniic, Clinton county, X. Y l-a"5 heen for
warded to headquarters, and blank applications
have been furnished in response to requests
from subscribers at theibllowiugplaces: Frank
ford, Mich.; Chesaning,3I:ch.; Equinunk.Pa.;
Walnut Prairie, 111.; Wapello, Iowa ; Winches
ter, HI.; Ncedmore,Ind.; Lura,Kan.; Sprinkles
Mills, 0. Tin: Tninuxn has been notified of
the appointment of the following corrcspond
t.its: C. W. Putnam, Post No. 10, Worcester,
Mass.; W. G. Gallager, Merriam Post, No. ?,
3Ieridon, Conn.; Isaac W. Drake, Whiatis
Po-t, No. 101, 0id, Mich.; E. D.Williams, Jef
fords Post,. S2. Nashville, 3lich; Albert Winshal,
Connersvillc Post. 123, Conncrsville, Ind.; A.
Cotton, II. Blunt Post, No. 50, Pollock, 3fo.;
John W. Manninir, Sergeant Thompson Post,
No. 23H, Salineville, Ohio.
Commander-in-Chief Van Dervoort has issued
the following order:
Hkah'qs Grasi Army or tiif. Rnrrniic.
Union Block, Cor. Fifteenth ami Farntun Sis..
Omaha, Neb., February 16, 1$&.
General Orders, Xo. S.
I. The following eoniradcsarc hereby appointed
Aids -de -Camp to Ihc Commander-in-Chief, and
will he obeyed and rebooted accordingly :
C-omrade Geoise R. Revans Brooklyn, --
Charles 15. Ilvde. Walc-burgh, 111.; IMward A. I-lsk,
Ijiwrenee, Ma.; S. M. Hamer. Pitt-burgh. Pa.;
O.ll. Gillam. Hill.xlale. "Mich.: Wm. IX Hall, M.
D., Altoona, Pa.; L. S. Dovindorf, Ch:irl'V.oti, .
Vn.; Wm. F. Anil, Pittsburgh, Pa.; X. S. Rich
ardson, Macon, Mn. ; Joshua T borne. Kansas City,
"Mo.; J. O. Churchill, St. Louis, Mo.; W F. Cloud,
Sedalia. Mo.: E. 1 Roggen, Lim-ohi. Neb. ; George
N. Catiline. Home, X. Y.; William BIhmi, Albany,
"NT. Y.; W. F. Kavanaugh, Lcadvillc. Colo.; Leom
lns Smith, Boulder, Colo.; George B. Creiuner,
Baltimore, Md., vice M. V. Bailey resigned, to ac
cept the iwsition of A. A. G., Department of Mary
land. II. Upon the recommendation of the Inspector
fieiiprsil. the. follov.imr named comrades are here-
appointed Assistant Iiispeclor-i-tcnerais:
"oninulc Thomas MeKinuley, Missouri ; A. D.
"Rinile Biitnvin. Til.
III. The State of Arkansas is hereby annexed to
the Department of Missouri, and Tennessee to the
JXparttnent of Kentucky.
IV. The Provisional Department of Kentucky
has ben discontinued by the formation of a perma
nent Department with headquarter at Covington,
Ky. James C. Micliie, Department Commander,
Wm. G. Allen. A. A. G.
V. Department Commanders arc requested to
make requisition upon the Quartermaster-General
at once for gummed blips embodying changes in
VI. Corrections : In General Orders, No. 7. the
address of John G. Todd, Assistant Inspector-General,
should Ik Bangor, Michigan, instead of Maine.
In circular of December 10, 18s2. paragraph 3, read
Mrs. A. M. Sawyer, Portland, Me., who will give
information concerning Indies' Auxiliary Societies.
VII. As numerous complaints arc being made
of frauds perpetrated by designing men upon com
rades of our Order, and in many instances large
funis of money are obtained, it is recommended
that in doubtful cases. Posts be communicated with
by telegraph or otlierwise, where an applicant for
aid claims to be a comrade in good standing. For
the benefit of the Order, I give the names assumed
and residences claimed by some of the impostors :
diaries IL Shire, Newark, X. J., also claimed to
belong to it Post in the West which had thrown up
, Colonel Dearborn, claimed to Ik Commander
. "Lawrence Post, Cincinnati, O.; wears G. A . R. badge,
ujewoi.ivit.i list or Rebel prisons on, xc, ready
tii'fcer; has lloeced several comrades.
Frank IX Harrington, formerly a member of
John L. Perly, Jr., Post, Department of Xew
Hampshire. He was a, member of company I,
Twelfth Xew York jvalry; has defrauded several
Y1U. Robert Emmet, of Indianapolis, Ind., and
T. J. Anderson, otTopeka, Kan., are added to the
Committee on Transportation to the "National En
campment, IX. 1 congratulate the comrades of the Grand
Army of the Republic in the Kvcral Department
n the mamiifieeitt selections made for Department
ollieers. I know they menu a movement all along
tue hue. Dc-iv.'-inieiil Commanders are urged to
work with eamete and zeal in each and all De
jtrta.cnts; by w doin we can realize our most
Tlie legislature of Colorado have appropriated
s2L,'f)3 to make the Encampment at Denver a
gr.-.nd suoects. The city of Denver will add a
I -rge Amount to the iuai n'jove stated. The rate as
u lared now is one fere for the round trip.
X..-1'call the attention of comrade to the sugges-
twttis of chairman of Committee on Iraiisportation,
I would therefore recommend that you mcor-
r.. --rtte in a general order or request on Department
mmandersto hav all Posts in their Department
t -:iYAsn.inl ascertain as near as possible how many
t'lre will lie from each P-t and lXpirtment that
i 'ire to visit Denver dining the meeting of the
X,;lional Kneji.iipmenl, and that they attend to
this matter at once. This is the only way I sec clear
to g. t at the facts. "With this information I have
no doubt your committee will lie able to secure a
jrt-at reduction over piesent rate.
"I remain, very respectfully, your obedient ser
vant, S. B. .J ok lis,
"Ch'm Com. of Transportation."
XI. The Commander-in-Chief thanks the Depart
ment Oniiniifuiders who have retained the able and
eiMeiorit As-jfetant AdJMlant-tJeuenils vhoe wortii
and services are bo highly appreciated at these
Aftr years of faitliful service. Comrade James F.
M'ch, o Ma'wachu.-et-w', has retired from the po--.t:-ti
to ably Illeil by him. It i& jut that hid
abdity mid zeal in the iwrfommnoc of his duties
f-boiild 1h" reoofcuized, and liis name and scrsieas
ift-ntiuiietl in General Orders.
XII. Department Commanders will investigate
tb; work performed by eomnuleti apoiiit''d ia the
staff of the Commander-in-Chief, and if they have
r:-t tlone Iheir w1h1o duty. j.nd leen in every uense
w ..rkers worthy of their Ksitioii, or their appoint-l'H-Tit
has been a detriment to the Order, their
:i jnew HiuKt 1 reiwrled to these headquartera. If
tliev have done grand srviee report litem for
i,:cutkm in Generai Oilers.
.IH Aidile-eiuii will at once make report of
ti'-ir s- i"r'ces.
MV T'.ie CfMnmandcr-sn-Chicf is delighteil to
I. .rn ',' '1 the loyal women of tlie bawl are forming
Au;! . uo'ielie- everywhere. Th grand work
dune l- ;i,eKe orgauixatioiis is wortiiy of the high
t i pr.. -- The NVifinen's Relief Cors of Massa-!i-.h.-
t in hereby partieMlarl;,iieiititiel on ae
tH.uui i tii'j work tliey have done and their )erfect
organ 'Zaiion. Thr-president of the wm Mrs. E.
Florence Burkir, of Maiden, Moks., will bs hajipy
to fur.tteii itifjnnation.
By cuiniiuiiu! of
Pcl. Vak Dra:voKr,
T. E. Jiiiewnr,. (3otiituuMler-fi)-Chicf.
At tit siTCic-nth rumHa-1 Eneanipiaeat of the
l)i :4.rtmj-t of Maine, held at Aubtira last
j..'uth. the several report suba.il ted showed.
h-i-A wonderful had lwcn the growth of the
( oloii' hi that S'.&Ui since the p-evious Encamp
.;:. at. The A distant Aujmantltijtral's re
port bltowed: Number of Ists December 31,
1 v;;, to be G4 a gain of 11 sinse IX-cenihtr 31,
J n un.be r of raembers Dcccjihr 31, 1S-12,
:,lli-a gain of 1.V22 during Id; number
..(mixed by n.uster, 1,379: transfer, 3i ; rcin
l: daunt, 1S2. The Jossirs during the year
w n- liy death, 29; honorable diw-harge, 11;
t:..;iKr, d; dropped frm the rolls, dishonor
ab'iv di-hated, remaining suspended, 2-11;
oi-oa :Icd, Post 43, lii'-hmond, 23. Number of
i.-i' ctioiie, 24. The report of Chief Musk-ring
(;:( r hi. owed that during 1"k? the Poets or-jiaiii-
ed were Kui. 43 and 5'J to Gd, inclusive,
j i '.-, t g tli. year tiicre were $2,740 expended for
.:..r. ible puri.n.s by t'.te several Pojts. The
Piitsl'iM. Delegates to the National Eucamn-
i.ii-nt: Delogftte at I-irge, Churl es A. Bon telle,
Po4 12. rfeuiKor; Alternate Delegates, S. W.
Lane, Aeu.1: J. O. Johnson, Liberty: C. A.
Coombs, Ji.?ta; D. P. Field, Lcwislon ; B. F.
BeaJs, Lisbon : F. A. Walls, Vinaihaven; H. C.
Vauyrhn, ElbiwnrUt; O. J. Couanr, Bockland;
A. D. Jlro-.ru, Livermore Falls; 0. S. Ihtskell,
A camp of the Sons of Veterans is about to
bo muiilercd at Brandon, Vermont. It will re
ceive tho name of Theodore S. Peck, after the
XJOpuIar adjutant-general of the Slate. The
jtignersof the application for a charter, twelve
in number, held a meeting on the lGth ult.,
Old chose Charles Dcnison as captain, Charles
O. Mcacluuu first lieutenant, George Kelly
reeoud lieutenant, and Henry Barrows, L. C.
Csrr, and Fred E. Malott members of the Camp
conucil for sis mouths. Charles 0. Meacham
( out 1 of Adtn:mstrauon for the present year
.in: foiurades Vm. Wiley, Gardiner; W. II.
P.-.!,-... North Turner; E. 11. Bryant, Machias;
E P. Lflviny, North Turner; A. Whittcn.
has been appointed member of Division council,
with rank of captain.
The members of John A. Andrew Tost, Xo.
15, with invited guests to the number of about
100, held their annual dinner at the United
States ITotcl, IJoston, on the evening of the
21st ull. The time from 7 to 8 o'clock was
pleasantly spent in social conversation, and
then the party adjourned to the supper table.
Among the guests present were Department
Commander (Jeorpo S. Evans, Assl. Adj't-OJen.
Mini roc, Commander Fletcher, of Post 102;
' Commander J. 1). N. Powell, of Post 131; Com
mander Lcutz, of Post 21; Commander Cole, ol
PostlW; Past Department Commander George
II. Patch, and John F. Andrew, son of the
great war governor. Prayer was oflcrod by
Chaplain Littleton, after which an excellent
supper was partaken of. At the close of tho
repast, Commander Linnclinn called the com
rmles to order and introduced Comrade Powers
as toastmaster. The first toast, " The Day We
Celebrate," was responded to by Commander
Linnehan; "Tho Grand Army of tho Repub
lic." by Commander Evans, Adj't-Gcn. Muuroe
and Comrade Patch ; "The CommomYcalth of
Massachusetts," by Mr. John.F. Andrew ; " The
City of Host on," by Counv.de Theodore L. Kelly.
In response to the toast, "Our Cranks," Com
rade Powers recited a humorous poem reciting
the adventures, discu-sious and final ending of
"Post Fifteen's Colony." Letters were read
from Governor Imtler, Ad j't-Gen. Dalton and
Mayor Palmer. Comrade Patch read a letter
from Gen. Horace Kinney Sargent, thanking
the comrades of the Grand Army for the reso
lutions passed at the late convention express
ing sympathy and condolence with him in his
sickness. The la'oeling adjourned at a late
hour well pleased -,vifh the results of this social
Post 30, G. A. E., of Cambridgeport, Mass.,
gave a banquet on the 19th ult. complimentary
to Georue .S. Evans, the newly elected Depart
ment Commander. The aflair was held at
Temple Hall, Cambridgeport. At S:30 o'clock
a company, consisting of about 200 gentlemen
and ladies, sat down to a substantial supper,
prayer being offered by the Chaplain of the
Post. Among the guests were John D. Hillings,
S. V. C; John II. Wright, Medical Examiner;
Alfred C. Munroc, A. A. G.; Horace A. Sawyer,
Department Inspector; E. P. Gibbs, C. M. 0.;
Charles O. Fellows, A. Q. M.; Charles W. Par
sons, Richard F. Tobin. and J. C. Thomas,
Council of Administration ; J. S. Beck, W. Y.
Gross, and S. A. dishing, Aidcs-de-Camp; Geo.
S. Merrill, Past Commander-in-Chief: Geo. II.
Patch, Past Commander; Mayor Fox, the
board of aldermen, members of the common
council and heads of departments. Speeches
were made by Mayor Fox, George II. Patch,
George S. Merrill and others. Commander
Evans was introduced by Horace Gray, Com
mamicr of Post 30. and he responded in a pleas
ant speech. A presentation of a regulation
sword, belt and cap, on behalf of Mr. Samuel
1. Rindgc, was made to Commander Evans by
Past Commander Patch.
Comrade E. J. Rcan, Spencer, Mass., writes
us that Post No. 13G, Rutland, Massachusetts,
had a Camp-fire in the Iowa Hall on tho 20th
ult. which was largely attended and highly suc
cessful. Comrade William A. Sloan, JuniorVicc
Department Commander, of Post No. 37, at
Spencer, and a number of comrades from that
Post and Post 77, at Holden, were present; also
old soldiers from Oakham and Past on. Post
No. I3G is small in numbers, but strong in fra
ternity and hospitality. Those present owe
cordial thanks to Commander E. W. Hubbard
and the comrades of Post 13G for the hearty;
way in which they were entertained.
The new house of E. J. Hill, of Uxbrtdgc,
Mass., has been completed, and is now occupied
by the owner. On tho evening of the loth ult.
quite a pleasant surprise was given Mr. and
Mrs. Hill by the members of the G. A. R. of
that place, who brought with them a bountiful
collation. The evening was very pleasantly
spent, and will long be remembered by the
The sixteenth annual fair of General Lander
Post, No. o, Lvnn, Mass., will be held at the
Colkcum on tlie 9th, 10th, 12th, and 13th iusts.
Over $1,000 will be given away to holders of
season tickets. Among the one hundred valu
able, useful, and ornamental presents are in
cluded a leading present of $1,000 cash, a Henry
F. Miller piano, a Goddard Ruggy, chamber
sets, sewing machines, gold and silver watches,
'' S. V. C," Warren, Ma., writes us that
Clara Barton Post, No. G3, of that place, on the
2l5t ult. mustered three recruits and elected
another. The boys are waking up in that sec
tion and rapidly "tilling the ranks of the Order,
Comrade J. Jewell, Holden, Mass., writes us
that steps are being taken to organize a new
Post at that place, and that the prospects are
good for a membership of from fifty to seventy
Comrade E. D. Tracy, Colchester, Conn.,
writes us that Morton A.. Tain tor Post, No. 9,
of that place, is now gaining rapidly in mem
ship. Becruits are coming in from the small
towns in the neighborhood, and the members
hope to have a splendid Post before spring
opens. Thk TitimWK is taken by a majority
of the members, and our correspondent re
marks that hc.does not see how any soldier can
get along without it.
Comrade Joseph P. Dushane, of Chismorc
Post, No. 110. Ilion, N. Y., writes us that the
sixth annual Camp-fire, which was held on the
evening of the loth ull., was a grand success.
Between GOO and 700 tickets, at 23 cents each,
were sold, and the op'jra-house was packed al
most too clo-cly for comfort. The Post now
nnmbcrs about eighty-live members, with new
recruits to be niufslcrcd in shortly. The fol
lowing was the programme: Seh-ctions, Frank
fort band; tableaux, miniature camp scene;
song, Missch II'tty and Bertha Leech; supper,
toast-master, Hon. A. M. Mills; toast, "Our
Country,"' Bev. W. II. Beesc; song, "Sword of
Bunker Hill," C. E. Luke; toast, "State of
New York," Mr. IMibei Wright; song, Miss
1. M. Castle; toast, "Tlie Jlissiou of the Grand
Armv of the Bepub'ic," Chaplain-iu-Chief I.
M. Foster: tabh-aux, - Night alter the Battle;"
toast, "Women of the War," Bev. J. J. Header;
song, "Barbui a Fritch ie," MiscMarthaB.CIive;
toa.it, "Private Soldier," Bev. James Edmons
fon: song, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Jopsmi, Miss
Alice Bonck and Mr. Beubcn Wright; toast,
"Boys in Blue," Jh-v. A. Mvers; poem. Mis.
Aimer Jones; toast, "Our Flag," II. Clay Hall;
song, Jrr. and Mrs. T. E. Jcpson, Miss Alice
Bjuek and J.Ir. Beubcn Wright; selection,
Frankfort lund ; tableaux, "Alarm." Tlie
Ilion Ciiizr,t, in its repjit of tho Camp-fire,
sayri: "The hall was as beautifully decorated
as ever, and many smiling and friendly faces
wore seen in the gallery and outskirts of the
pit. Tlie tables were loaded, and some hundred
and twenty or thirty just as hungry men as ever
were laid in for rations, and soon made havoc.
The Frankfort band was present, and, if pos
sible, did itself more proud than ever, gather
ing inspiration Iroin ti? scenes before them.
The programme was carried out much as pub
lished in these columns last week, although
old Comrade II. Clay Hall was not present to
respond to his toast, and Beubcn Wright took
his out in music. Mr. Fiske, of Boonville, was
given Mi. Hall's place for "Our Flag," and the
Hon. Mr. Bliss, of Borne, also responded to a
toast not on the "bill of fate." Tho tableaux
and music were both of the hi'rhest order, the
music being very pleasing and highly appreci
ated, and the tableaux certainly were among
the most impressive we ever witnessed."
The tenth anniversary of f lie institution of
Zabriski : Post, No. 3d, was joyously celebrated
at tho Avenue House, Five Corners, New York,
on the 20th ult. Tho attendance was very
large, stud the exercises interesting and enter
taining. The chair was occupied l'3r Com
mander Otto W. Meyer, who made a short ad
dress of welcome to the guests An admirable
address was delivered by ex-Director E. F.
McDonald, Chief of Staff, Department of New
Jersey, in which he spoke of the principles of
the organization, and referring feelingly to
the services, privations, sufferings and deatii
of those who had fought that the Nation might
live, and to the duty incumbent upon their
comrades to keep their memory green and to
care for their widows and orphans. Old
"America," to the organ accompaniment of
Mr. Wm. Price, was sung by the audience. Com
rade Bobinson gave an interesting history of
tho Post from its organization, Feb. 20th, 1873,
with but ten members, to tho present time, when
its enrolled mombors number 112. Capt. Geo.B.
Fielder, Department Commander, accompanied
by his stafli was present aud made a pertinent
address, as did tho ono-armed veteran and
excellent speaker, Judge -Advocate Novius,
THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON P. P., THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1883.
Misses F. Robinson and Mamie Larkcy Bang
several solos. Mr. Thomas Nash saug a solo,
and Mr. F. Lee sang several slections, and was
warmly encored. Miss Etta Brower recited
"Kcenan's Chargo" and "The King was
Sick." Mr. Wilcox and others executed piano
solos, and at tho close of tbeso exercises tho
company retired to tho ballroom, whero, after
the grand entree, headed by Captain Fielder
and Miss Robinson, was ovor, dancing to excel
lent music was commenced. The supper was
the feature of the affair, giving satisfaction to
all, and the entire entertainment was a social
triumph for the veterans of Zabriskio Post.
Comrado C. Hull Grant, Brooklyn, New York,
writes us that while Frank Head Post, No. W,
w:ls holding a regular meeting on the 22d ult.
at its hall, corner of Harrison and Court streets,
in that city, an invitation was received from
the Ladies' Aid Society, auxiliary to tho Post,
to a supper after Encampment. The invitation
was somewhat of a surprise, but the comrades
did not lose their presencoof mind, but imme
diately accepted it. The session was at once
closed and tho Post, headed by its drum corps,
marched to tho Union Argus building, whero
the comrades lonnd the ladies waiting to re
ceive, them. A greater surprise was, however,
in store, for after a short dance, Mrs. Jashke,
wifeof Past Commander Jashkc, and president of
tho Ladies' Auxiliary, entered the hall, bearing,
assisted by her staff, an elegant ilag, which she
requested Past Commander Foster to present to
the Post in behalf of the society. This he did
in his usual happy manner. Besponso was
made by Commander O'Hrien, who was followed
by Comrade Cooley and others. Then came
that most pleasant of all calls, the call to sup
per, which proved to bo- a grand affair and to
which ample justice was done. The banquet
over, Comrado Treacy and others rendered
some war songs in fine style to a piano accom
paniment, played by Mrs. Lttckcy, who kindly
volunteered her services. Dancing was then
resumed and continued until the wee emu'
In New York city, on the 22d ull., the mem
bers of Dahlgrcn Post, No. 113, entertained tho
veterans of tlie war of 1812 at dinner. Tlie
latter assembled at Military Hall, in tho Bow
ery, about noon, and were formally escorted by
Dahlgreu Post, under command of Captain
William McEntee. to Walhalla Hall, on Or
chard street. Of the ten members of the vet
eran's organization only seven were able to
attend the dinner. They were General Abrani
Dally, of Brooklyif, 87 years old ; Michael Van
Name, of Mariner's Harbor, Stntcn Island, 87;
William J. Surrc, of No. 237 West Sixteenth
street, S3; George Crvirier, of Brooklyn, 85;
Henry Morris, of Port Chester, 83 ; G. B. Lilli
hridge, of No. 2133 Third avenue, 83; Thomas
Mcgson, of No. 10S East Twenty-eighth street,
85." The names of tho absent veterans were
David Van Arsdale, of No. 132 East One Hun
dred and Twenty-first street, SG years old;
Elijah 1'. Jcnks, of No 500 West Forty-sixth
street, S2 ; Edward N. Duryec, of East New York,
SG. The banquet was made very pleasant by
the courteous attention of tho hosts and
the evident enjoyment of tho guests. Speeches
were made, songs were sung, and letters were
read from Congressmen Henry W. Slocum and
S. S. Cox.
Captain "Jack" McManus and Major Tat.
Collins, two powerful chiefs of the mystic
"Tribe of Townscnd," gave a dinner in honor
of Washington's Birthday to about forty vet
erans of Adam Goss Post, No. 330, at tho club
rooms of the tribe, in Chrystie strcot. A. J.
Buckley the " Great Muck-n-Muck," sat at the
head of the board, on which was placed roast
turkeys, flitches of bacon, dishes of cranberry
sauce, sauerkraut, potatoes aud other delicacies
of a similar character. Chief Carver Henry
Johnson did a warrior's work with a mighty
knife and fork at the foot of the board and
was ably assisted by Commander Hatfield and
Quartermaster Lonigan. As the feast pro
gressed, great flagons of good ale and very par
ticular cider were passed around and a merry
time was had. The Irma Quartet, conducted
by Drum-Major II. B. Goodrich, of Hawkins's
Zouaves, led the singing, but were loft behind
before the evening had far waned. Mr. O'Hrien,
the pig's-head eater, backed by his friend
Commander Sullivan, wanted pigs' heads, but
had to content himself with roast turkey and
bacon. Among the guests were Captain Mur
phj , of the Thirty-first precinct ; W. W. Cook,
clerk of the Fifth. district court; Bobert Keith,
Past Senior Vice-Department Commander, G.
A. B., and Colonel Joseph Egolf, Cummiindaut
of tlie Troy Citizens' Corps.
The recont Camp-fire of Charles P. Sprout
Post, No. 7G, Lockport, N. Y, was a great suc
cess. The attendance was large, and repre
sentatives were present from Porter Post, of
Wilson; Kempt Post, of Olcott; Smith Post, of
Middleport, and Scott Post, of Tonawanda.
Commander A. A. Tieknor, of Sprout Post,
called the Camp to order and welcomed tho
guests, closing his remarks by calling on Major
James F. Fitts, who doubly assured the old
veterans that they were at home, and the
supply of beans was unlimited. Responses
wero made by Commanders Holmes, Montana
and Mcsserole, aud the following comrades and
citizens: Hon. J.W.Brown, James Atwater,
James O. King, Mayor E. W. Rogers, Aldermen
Richmond, Smith, Beck and Morgan, Hon.
John E. Pound, Capt. Bailey, B. J. Hunting,
and others. Songs were sung by Isaac Ellis,
L. A. Dcitriek, Frank Byron, James A. New
ton, Samuel Highworden, II. B. Thompson,
James Jones, and Comrades Pratt, Pease, Ved
der, and others. The old substantial G. A.B. diet
of pork and beans and coffee was served. After
supper, speeches, songs, and reminiscences were
in order, in which all participated.
Comrade D. H. Farr, Dansville, N. Y., writes
us that Commander M. A. Stearns, of Seth N.
Hodges Post, of that place, has been appointed
Inspector upon the staff of ihe Department
Commander, and at the last meeting of the Post
four new recruits wero mustered in. Comrades
Fielder, Baiky, Woodruff and Sutphin have
been appointed a committee to prepare an en
tertainment for the benefit of the relief fund.
The members of the Post have also decided to
purchase blouses and eaps for parade purposes.
Comrade .7. II. Bose, Enfield Falls, N. Y.,
writes us tha. Gregg Post will hold a Camp-fire
at Humsey's Hall, Trumbull's Coiner, on Tues
day, March Gth.at 2 o'elock p. in., and an invi
tation is extended to all old soldiers and titeir
families to be present. It is the policy of the
Post to hold Camp-fires and public entertain
ments as often as possible, and open the doors
to the public at large, so that they may see tlie
sort of stuff fcoldiers are made of.
Comrade J. II. Marvin, Sterling Centre, N.
Y., writes us that Hudson Post, No. 35.1, of Fair
Haven, has installed the following olficers:
Commander, G. II. Bowen; S. V. C, F. M.
Jones; J. V. C, George Adams; Surg., ().
Bloomfield; Chap., L. 0. Sant; Q. M., J. G.
Marvin; Adj't, M. McDonald; O. D., A. W.
Bancroft, O. G., E. Humphrey; S. M., S. G.
Brown ; Q. M. S., II. Caswell.
Comrado Melvin V. Sanborn, Greenwich, N.
Y., writes us I hat Albert a Cook Post, No. 32G,
recently established at that place with fifteen
charter members, now numbers twenty-five,
aud is steadily increasing in membership.
There are a large number of Veterans residing
in that vicinity, and it is expected to increase
the membership to fifty at least.
Bathbnn Post, No. 277, Coining, N. Y., has
installed tho following officers : Commander,
Geo. Swingle; S. V. C, E. W. Palmer; J. V. C,
J. Oldham; Adjl., G. M. Clark; Q. M., N. Tag
gart; Chap., P. II. Haradon; Surg., Charles
Thomas; O. D., W. Vandcnvalkor; A. Q. M.,
J. M. Palmer; O. G., B. D. Haines.
Captain James W. Conover Post, No. G3, of
Monmouth, N. J., held its second Camp-fire of
the season on the 14th ult. During the even
ing Mrs. M. B. Conover, widow of the late Cap
tain Conover, sent to the Post room, through
the hands of Prof. Charles F. Richardson, a fine
likeness of her husband in the uniform of his
rank as ho appeared while in the service of his
country. The likeness received a good deal of
attention, especially by several members of
Captain Conover's company in the Fourteenth
New Jersey volunteers, who wero present. All
pronounced the picture true and life like.
The muster of Post No. 2, Philadelphia, on
the22d ult., was an unusually large and interest
ing one, nearly two hundred comrades being
present; among them were quite a number of
visitors, including Commander Cnflel, of Post
30G, of Doylestown, who w:is formerly a mem
ber of Post 2. Four recruits wero elected, one
of whom was Captain John L, Clem, U. S. A.,
better known as the "Drummer Boy of Chicka
inauga." Tho "boy" is now thirty-one years
of age, and is stationed at the United States
Arsenal in that city. Comrado B. F. Fisher, oa
behalf of those of the Cost who served in the
Fifth Army Corps, presented a life-size crayon
portrait of General G. K. Warren, handsomely
framed. In his address Comrade Fisher traced
the career of General Warren during tho re
bellion, and eulogized his condectas an officer,
soldier and gentleman. He was followed by
Comrade Addison B. Burke, who related an in
cident in his army life illustrative of the in
terest taken by General Warren in those un
der his command, concluding by recitiug a
laughable parody on the well-known poem
"Bingcn on tho Rhiuc."
General John F. Reynolds Post, No. 71, Phil
adelphia, dedicated its new hall. No. 122G South
Eight street, on the 22d ult. At sunrise a new
national flag was unfurled from the staff ou the
building, and later the comrades in full uni
form assomblcd in line in front of the hall,
where a photograph of the whole was taken.
At two p. m. the exercises proper commenced
in the main room, P. P. C. Jerry Fisher being
in chargo. After tho reading of Washington's
Farewell Address by Comrado Thomas H. Lea
born, Major Moses Vcale, tho orator of the day,
was introduced and delivered an able address,
in which hcalludcd in glowing terms to Wash
ington, Lincoln and Reynolds, and spoke at
length upon tho principles of tho Grand Army
of the Republic. At the conclusion of the ser
vices a lunch was served to ovcrseven hundred
Post No. 187, Carbondale, Pa., recently had a
bean bake and Camp-fire which was a complete
success. The entertainment opened with a
song by the Post quartette, which was followed
by a number of addresses and vocal and instru
Post 151, of Pittsburg, has contributed $50
for tho relief of comrades who have suffered
by the recent Hoods and washout in that city
The Grand Army played a prominent part in
tho celebration of Washington's Birthday at
Frederick. Tho first part of the day's pro
gramme was tho reception of Wilson Post,
No. 1, G. A. R., from Baltimore. They came
by a special train and arrived about 10 o'clock.
They numbered 1G0 men, under the following
ollicers : Commander, G. W. Johnson ; Adj't,
Charles 11. Richardson; S. V. C, Benjamin
Jenifers; J. V. C, Thos. Daily; 0. D., Thomas
Larkin; O. G., John Ride; Q. M., John W.
Frey. The Wilson Post full baud and drum
corps, Harry Walker drum major, accompanied
the Post. John II. Suter, State Department
Commander and staff, and General W. E. W.
Ross also attended. Tho visitors were met by
J. F. Reynolds Post, No. 7, of Frederick, and
escorted up Market street as far as the Deaf and
Dumb Asylum, where the lino was formed for
the military parade. The G. A. R. Post, Fred
crick Riflemen, Linganoro Guards, and several
bands composed the parade, and they ntado a
most creditable showing. The procession moved
through the principal streets and was viewed
by an immense crowd. It w.os reviewed by
Colonel Suter and staff, General Ross, and Adjutant-General
Watkins at Court Square. After
the parade the visitors were escorted to the
City Hall, and were treated to a bountiful
lunch, prepared by the ladies of the city, every
person in town contributing, ill's. John Wie
land had charge, assisted by a number of Fred
erick's fair daughters.
Comrade Lewis F. Byeis died at Williams
port, Md., on the 17th ult;. He had been until
recently, when prevented by sickness, con
nected with the Haltimpre Post Office. Tho
remains were taken in charge by an escort
from Reno Post, Hagerstown, Md., and removed
to Westminster, Md., wherei interment was
made with duo houors. (
The annual Encampment of tho Department
of West Virginia was held at Clarksburg, on
the 20th ult., W. 11. H. Flick, Department
Commander, presiding. Reports from a num
ber of Posts showed that tho Order in the
State was in a flourishing condition. The fol
lowing are the officers elected for the ensuing
year: V. II. H. Flick, Post No. 1, Martiusburg,
Commander; J. II. Duval, Post 9, Wellsburg,
Senior Vice-Comniuuder; R. S. Northcott, Post
8, Clarksburg, Junior Vice Commander; Rev.
T. C. Miller, Pose G, Fairmont, Chaplain; Dr.
D. P. Morgan, Post 8, Clarksburg, Medical
Director; Leo Haymondpost 8, Clarksburg,
Representative to National Encampment. 14.
C. Dunnington, Post G, Fairmont, Alternate.
Alex. Moore, Post 8; T. A. Fleming, Post G;
Georgo V. Rathman, Postl; E. G. Bartlett,
Post 1; Henry Haymond, Post 8, Council of
Administration. II. V. Daniels, of Martins
burg, was appointed Adjutant-General, aud M.
Scott Riley, of Clarksburg, Aid-de-Camp. The
proceedings of the Encampment were charac
terized by tho greatest harmony and good
''Adjutant," Nashville, Tennessee, writes us
that George H. Thomas Post, in that city, or
ganized about a year ago, was tho first in tho
State. It has thirty-three members, and is
gradually growing. The comrades had their
annual Camp-lire on the 19th ult., which was a
success. The ladies formed a prominent part
oftho audience. Gays o.r correspondent:
" You up North have the living soldiers of tho
late war; Ave down heie have the dead sol
diers." There is another Post in Nashville
(a colored one) and one in Memphis and one in
Chattanooga. Tho following address has been
issued by George If. Thomas Post, and any
communications concerning it should bo ad
dressed to Comrade P. M. Radford, Adjutant:
0i the 2lth February, ISSS, Goorn: II. Thomas
Post, No. i, of the Grand Army of the liupublic,
was organized in the city of Nashville, Tennessee.
Sineethat time three other Posts have been mus
tered into service, making four JL'osts in good work
It appears from the constitution and laws govern
ing the Order in tho Ciiited States that when tts
Posts shall have been organised ii any State that
Ibey shall be net oil' as a separate. Department, ha v
ing'proper ollicers for its government. These four
PoM tire now attached to tho Department of Indi
ana, su'ijcct to its orders, and to whom all reports
It is de-arable that we shall have our own sepa
rate Department in Tennessee, lie nee we require the
creation of two or more new I'cMs.
Tho object of this circular is to call the attention
ofcx-soldiersoflhe fnion army to this want with
a view to .-o:ne one or more taking upon them
selves the business of calling old soldiers together
aid organizing themselves into a Po.st in any place,
city, town, or village where a sullicient number can
be got together for that purpose.
According to the report of the War Department
there were over I'l.OOO soldiers in the Federal army
from the Slate of Tennessee, cvluic of a number
who went Tsorlh aud joined northern regiments.
Sinco the above address wsis written Ten
nessee has been detached from Indiana and
made an adjunct to Kentucky, which has been
made a permanent Department. En.
CVu:vado John S. Srott, Eureka Springs,
Ark., writes us that Lyons Post, No. 137, of that
place, now mimbcis ninety-nine members in
good standing. It is proposed to hold a Camp
fire as soon as warm weather sets in again.
There are some 500 ex-soldiers residing in that
vicinity and tho Post is steadily growing in
Tho following letter, dated. February 10th,
addressed by Comrade Sechlor, of Georgo H.
Thomas Poat, No. 13, of Cincinnati, Q., W Com
mander M. H. Noil, of McCoy Post, No. 1, of
Columbus, O., conveys some idea of tho suffer
ing occasioned by tho floods among members of
Dkau Sir and Cosikadk: Among the sufl'erers by
the Hoods in this valley, a bilge number of our com
rades of Nelson Post, No. J, of Newport, Ky., arc
left destitute. A large part of thatunlortunate. littlo
city has been under wutei-yatnl in addition to tho
losses by the Hood itself of clothing, household
goods, and food, in many'cases thieves in boats
have, supplemented the work of tho waters. AVbilo
on this side the river tho comrades of Posts 70, VjO,
200, and Itstl have been sufferers, (as also some of
those of No. 13,) wo will take care of them; but our
comrades across the river, as well as thoo in
Ijiwrcnceburg and Aurora, Ind., hiivo needs be
yond our immediate ability to more than partially
relieve. Our comrades of Hazlitt Post, No. 81, of
Zanesvillo, forwarded u.s 500, collected by them,
which will go to tho outlying Posts: but 1 think I
may be. pardoned for presenting to our comrades of
Post No. I, of Ohio, tho needs of those of Post No. 2,
of Kentucky, formerly 191 of Ohio.
Whatever tho comrades of McCoy Post may sup
ply can bo forwarded direct to Comrade W. JI.
llartou, Newport, Ky., or if you prefer that it pass
through the hands of George IT. Thomas Post, wo
will see that it goes promptly across tho river.
Several of our poorer Posts have exhausted their
relief funds, but George II. Thomas' fund will bo
replenished to holp her other "omradea so long as
a dollar remains to a comrade of Poat 13.
Yours, in F., O. & L T. W. SEcnXER.
Comrade "Mack" writes tis that the Camp
fire given by Eunyan Post. ITo. 147, of New
London, Ohio, on tho 15th inst,, was a g-teat
success. The &llowiog rus tho rogranjzae;
Prayer, Rov. J. W. Buxton ; music by Post's
full orchestra ; oration, by Hon. Thco. Kellogg;
music by orchestra; oration, "Burlesque Poli
tician," G. W. Foote; music by orchestra; bur
lesque, Georgia minstrels, plantation songs and
conundrums, two scenes; music by orchestra;
Zouave drill by tho best drilled man in the
United States, to G music; sword exercise by one
of the best swordsmen in Napoleonic tactics
and Hardee, in the United States; music by
orchestra ; toast, "Future of G. A. R.," by Gen.
Slocum ; music by orchestra ; toast, "American
Flag," by whole camp; music by orchestra;
Camp-fire song, "Irish-Soldier," by Dan.
White; music by orchestra; haversack song,
" Dutch Soldier," Dan. White. A general invi
tation was extended to the public to attend the
Camp-fire, by the Commander, A. A. Barrett,
aud Dan. White, tho adjutant.
Comrado Ed. A. Gordon, Upper Sandusky,
O., writes us that District Mustering OHicer,
Ctipt. J. F. Ricser, assisted by our correspondent,
who is Commander of Robbins Post, No. 91, of
Upper Sandusky, went to Marseilles, Wyandot
county, O., on tho 21st ult., and mustered
Ellis Post, No. 292, and installed the following
officers: Commander, D. P. Demarcst; S. V.
C, Lemuel Krisher; J. V. C, William Ash;
Adj't, G. W. Davis; Q. M., J. O. Studebaker;
Surg., Dr. G. W. Kemp; Chaplain, Rev. J. II.
Pumphrey; O. D., Wm. R. Ramsdcll; O. G.,
F. J. Studebaker; S. M., Jerome Kennedy; Q.
M. S., Theodore Uncapher; and D. J. Bower
was nominated for Post Inspector. Ellis will,
no doubt, prove a successful Post, as its mem
bers are among tho prominent citizens and
business men of the town and solid fanners in
the country adjoining. They are building a
new hall, forty by sixty feet, which, this sum
mer, will give them fine quarters.
The new military drama, "TheLittlcMajor,"
dedicated by its author, Charles D. Dickinson,
to the Grand Army of tho Republic, was very
successfully produced on Wednesday and Thurs
day evenings of last week in the opera-house
at Alliance, 0., by Harlan Post, at that place.
The proceeds were added to tho charity fund.
The dramatist jtcrsonx numbered twenty-two,
exclusive of supernumeraries. The several
parts were excellently rendered, and the audi
ences were well pleased.
Comrado C.R. Stickncy writes us that Autcn
Post, No. 8, South Bend, Ind., was named for
John Autcn, a member of the Ninth Indiana
regiment, who was killed at Laurel Hill, West
Virginia, early in 18(J1, and who was the first
soldier from Indiana who was killed in tho war
for the Union. The officers of tho Post are:
Commander, Edwin Nicar ; S. V. C, Phincas
Solomon: J. V. C, T. E. Howard; Surgeon,
Daniel Dayton; Chaplain, J. II. Smith; Adj't,
Jasper E. Lewis; Q. M., Wilber F. Gorsuch;
O. D., C. C. Trump ; O. G., D. W. Gillen ; S.
JL, Clcsson R. Stickncy; Q. M. S. Joseph
Turnock. Its membership is something over
200, making it one of the largest Posts in the
Department. The comrades have a hall built
specially for them, an armory with fifty
Sharpo's rifles, flags, decorations, uniforms, etc.,
in abundance, and in all respects are fully
equipped. The Commander, Capt. Nicar, is S.
V. C. of the Department, aud the S. V. C, Capt.
Solomon, is an A. D. C. on the stall of the
Commander-in-Chief. The Post has a healthy
relief fund and an ample general fund. The
Post quartette is very efficient and is in de
mand all over this section of the State. Perfect
harmory and good disciplinoprcvail, and evory
member of the Post is pioud of his membership.
A Camp-fire is held every thirty or sixty days,
and none has ever failed to attract a splendid
turn-out, including the ladies always.
McClung Post, No. 95, Rochester, Ind., re
cently gave a supper at the hall, to which the
comrades' wives and a few friends were invited.
The supper, both as to ingredients and style,
was in the regular old army way. After sup
per, speeches were made by members of the
Post Capt IL K- Long, L. M. Spotts, M. L.
Essick, J. F. Collins, and Rev. E. J. Delp.
After the brief addresses, a committee of three
ladies -Mrs. Jonas Myers, Mrs. Capt. Long and
Mrs. Hiram Mickey were appointed to super
vise another organization, an Auxiliary Society,
usually styled the Ladies' Relief Corps.
Comrade D. W. Hilligon, New Brunswick,
Ind., writes us that Rich Mountain Post, No.
42, of Lebanon, Ind., has 130 members, and is
in a nourishing condition.
Sedgwick Post, No. 33, of Union City, Ind.,
now numbers sixty-eight members in good
standing, and is about to organize a Ladies'
Thcgrar:1. reception tendered to Commander-in-Chief
Paul Van Dervoort, on the 12th ult.,
at Galesburg", 111., by Post No. 45, of that place,
was an event long to be remembered by those
present. Among the visiting Posts were: No.
fiS, Ehnwood; No. 53; No. til, Kirkwood: No.
33, Galva ; No. 143, Kewanec ; No. 145, Farming
ton; No. 117. Pekin ; No. 172, Oqttawka; No.
144, Avon, and a delegation of exsoldiers from
Oneida. At 2 p. m. a reception was held at
tho Union Hole!, to which all soldiers and citi
zens and their families were invited. Later in
the afternoon a reception w:is held at G. A. R.
Hall, which consisted of the introduction of
Comrado Van Dervoort, by Comrado D. S.
Decker, Commander of Post 45, after which
came speeches, stories aud songs until 5.30 p.
m., when tho comrades formed into lino and
marched to the depot to receive Department
Commander S. A. Harper, who arrived at G
o'clock. At night a rousing Camp-fire was
held at the Opera House, a feature of which
was a stirring and deeply interesting speech
by Comrade Van Dervoort. From noon until
midnight, Post 45 had lunch spread for the vis
itors, to which all did justice.
At a meeting of Post 23, Department of
Illinois, held on the 13th ull., Comrade A. F.
Walcott, O. G., on behalf of the Post, presented
Comrado J. L. Bennett, Past Commander of the
Post, with a handsome badge. About 100 mem
bers were present, and the event was a pecu
liarly pleasant one.
The following Posts have been organized in
Illinois since the recent State Encampment at
Danville: Nos. li;0,at Mackinaw; LSI, at Sparta;
1S2, Lincoln; 1.S3, Windsor; 134, Ridge Farm;
185, Chenoa; 130, Gilman; 1S7, Bryant, and
Under date of the 17th u't, Adjutant Youngs,
of Union City, Mich., writes us as follows: "At
a regular meeting of Corbin Post, No. 88, De
partment of Michigan, the adjutant was chosen
as correspondent to The National Tkiufn-e,
tho members of which, to a large extent, aro
subscribers, and think it the best paper received
at. this post ollieo without exception. Comrade
C. V. Hull solicits subscriptions and is a worker
in tho good cause. Judge Advocate Mem field,
tho O. 1). of our Post, was detailed by Depart
ment Commander Janes, to organize a new
Post at Tekonsha. On Thursday evening of
last week, he, with ten comrades of this Post,
went theieaud mustered in nineteen, as Worth
Post, No. 105, G. A. R., Department of Michi
gan, out of twenty-three apppeauts for a char
ter. Tho following officers were elected and
installed: Commander, John C. Failing; S. V.
C, R. E. Eldtvd -. J. V. C, G. Blashtield ; Q. M.,
II. G. Sebring; Surgeon, V. W. Swilzcr; Chap
lain, Wm. Gibbons; O. D., H. F. Gilbert; O.
G., M. Forbis. Corbin Post has obeyed orders
and organized its new Post, and bono every
other Post will do the sumo."
Under tho signature of "Old Bones," a com
rade at Blissfiold, Mich., writes us that tho
"Camp-fires aro burning and tho boys falling
in :rTY along the line." The following aro tho
otliceis of Scott Post, No. 43: Commander, H.
M. Parker; S. V. C, W. A. Giles; J. V. C, J.
D. Smead , Surgeon, I. Kemberling; Chaplain,
Henrv Collyer;Q. M., W. P. Rodgers; O. D.,
R. B. French; O. G., N. Stoncr.
Comrado R. L. Bunting, Fowler, Clinton Co.,
Mich., writes us that a now Post is about to bo
established at that place. Fifteen ox-soldiers
have already signed the petition for a charter,
and it is thought a Post, with fifty members,
can bo established.
C. C. W shburn Post, No. 11, Madison, Wis.,
had a rousing Camp-nro ou tho evening of
Washington's Birthday at Lako City Guard
Armory. About 500 wero present. Tho fol
lowiug programme was admirably carried out:
Tho assembly lifo and drum Comrades C. C.
Chittonden and Jno. H. Nichols; address of
welcome Commander A. H. Hollister; re
sponse Department Commandor Philip Cheek,
Jr.; soldiers" supper pork and beans, hard
tack and coffee ; " Battle Hymn of tho Repuh
lio" under direction of F. A. Parker; "Wis
cwisin in tho War" J. JI. Rusk, Governor of
tho State; "Quartermaster Ben" J. H. Whit
nev; "Marching Through Georgia" II. L.
Farr and G.B.Carter; "The Old Flag" W.
F. Vilas; "Battle Cry of Freedom;" "The
High Private" R.J. Flint; "John Burns at
Gettysburg " Mrs. A. R. Jones ; Our Departed
Comrades (dirge) Comrade Parker and quar
tette; "Tho Charge of the Three Hundred"
C. G. Mayers; " The Girl We Left Behind Us"
E. A. Calkins; "fife aud drum variations"
Chittenden and Nichols; "The Army Bean"
Phil. Cheek, Jr.
Comrade Samuel Bloomer, of Stillwater, Min
nesota, calls our attention to a letter published
in one of our exchanges from J. H. Lindcman,
of Faribault, complaining that the Department
is "not keeping stop with the rest" and that
"all is at route step," and asking for the name
and address of the nearest Post or mustering
officer. In reply Comrade Bloomer, whose ser
vices as Assistant Adjutant-General of the De
partment last year were of the most efficient
character, writes as follows: "It does seem
strange that the comrade at Faribault should
not know whero to apply for tho necessary in
formation in regard to Graud Army matters in'
this State, when there arc Posts in nearly
every direction from the place. To he sure, wc
are not as strong as some other Departments
cither in number of Posts or membership.
The old saying, and a very true one, is that a
child must creep before it can walk. Wc are
young yet, but arc steadily gaining ground, as
the following from the Assistant Adjutant
General's reports will show: On the 1st of Janu
ary, 1S82, we had six Posts with a memb?rship
of 278; on the 31st of December, 1882. wc num
bered sixteen Pasts with 710 members. Since
tho 1st of January we have re-organized ono
Post and mustered four new ones, giving
u.s twenty-one Posts and over SOO members.
This showing, I think, is very fair, when wo
consider tho prejudices that we have to con
tend against, and of late the difficulty in travel
on account of the snow blockades, but I assure
you that by the end of this year the comrade
at Faribault will have no occasion to think or
say that Minnesota is not keeping step with
tho rest. Wo already have our skirmishers
advanced to Faribault, Hastings, Shakopec,
Lake City, St. Peter, St. Cloud, Rochester,
Austin, and a number of other towns, and ere
long wo will have Posts in them all; at the
same time recruits arc being mustered into the
Posts already organized. In fact, the old vet
erans in this Department mean business." As
further evidence of the fact, Comrade Bloomer
sends us a copy of the circular issued by Com
mander Marty last September, giving full in
structions concerning the organization of new
Comrade W. Templin, Boonesborongh, Iowa,
writes us that the Post at that place now num
bers eighty members in good standing. The
following aro the officers: Commander, C. A.
Sherman; S. V. C, Wm. Howell; J. V. C, C.
T. Rogers; Adj't, C. A. Ebcrsold; Q. M., A. J.
Barkly; Chapiain, Ira Case. The Post gave a
series of entertainments on the 14th, loth and
Kith ults.. for the purpose of procuring funds
to purchase grounds in a cemetery for Post
purposes. It is contemplated to remove the
remains of ex-soldiers buried in the potters
field and provide a headstone for each. There
are about 800 ex-soldiers in Boone county, but
as yet only one Grand Army Post. Our cor
respondent writes, however, that the boys aro
waking up, and ere long some four or five
Posts will probably be established.
Comrade L. P. Bates, who has been appointed
correspondent for The TnintTXE for Post No.
109, Bloomfield, Iowa, writes us that the Post
now numbers seventy members and is in a
prosperous condition. The roll contains the
names of soldiers of renown and statesmen of
a high order. On the evening of the 18th
ult. a Camp-firo was held iu honor of Fort
Donelson and proved to be a great success.
General J. B. Weaver made an eloquent address
recounting many interesting army scenes and
drawing lessons of wisdom from the experience
of the past. Col. S. A. Moore was in the happiest
mood, and brilliant descriptions, pathetic and
remarkable anecdotes followed each other in
quick succession. Many impromptu speeches,
toasts, and songs followed, aud after the siug
ing of "The Army Bean," ono hundred ex
soldiers did ample justice to a supper of beans
and hard-tack. The Cimp-fire was the social
event of the winter and will long be remem
bered for its mingled pleasure and instruction.
Comrade Georgo F. Colcord, Sheldon, Iowa,
writes us that McKenzie Post, No. 72, at that
place, has about fifty members and is adding to
its numbers at almost every meeting. The
Post has recently obtained a suitable hall in
which meetings are held on the second and
fourth Monday of each mouth. Tho present
officers are: Commander, P. R. Bailey; S. V.
C, L. S. Stone; J. V. C, F. E. Wyman; Adj't,
J. O. Lias; Q. M., C. H. Cottle; O. D., George
F. Colcord; Chaplain, J. W. Lias; Serg't Maj.,
C. F. Albright; Q. M. Serg't, L. F. Bennett;
Sentinel, J. D. Butler. Comrade Colcord would
like to hear from any member of company L,
First Massachusetts II. A., his old company, no
ex-soldier of which he has seen for over fifteen
Mustering Officer Charles N. Fish, Iowa, on
the ICth ult., mustered Iuka Post, Bellevue,
with a charter membership of twenty-eight.
The Post starts under very favorable circum
stances, and will likely soon increase its num
ber to fifty. The following are the officers:
Commander, Michael Malony; S. V. C, Anton
Weinschenk; J. V. C, W. O. Evans; Q. M., M.
Altfilish; Surgeon, L. Miller; Chaplain. O. W.
Nims; O. D., Geo. Young; O. G., M. M. Bean.
The Post held its first regular meeting on the
19th ult., when three new members were mus
Comrade S. H. McCoy writes us that Muster
ing Officer Charles H.Fish, mustered in Neal
Post, No. 129, at Columbus City, la., on tho
13th ult., with nineteen charter members. The
officers are as follows: Commander, Thomas
G. Allen; S. V. C, S. II. McCoy; J. V. C, D.
A. Robbins; Adj't, M. A. Kelley: Q. M., Asa
Messiil: Q. 31. S., W. F. Bailey; O. D., D. M.
Coo; O.' G., Elb. Bell; S. M., M. B. Butnan.
Comrado A. M. Hogan, Montezuma. Iowa,
wiites us that Post No. 127, which was estab
lished at that place in January, now numbers
twenty-two members, representing as many
rpf-iments. and almost as many State-. Among
! them are two one-legged soldiers whose dis
abilities testify louder than words to the fear
ful contest through which they have passed.
Comrade Rnfus II. Law, What Cheer, Keokuk
county, Towa, writes us that the ox -soldiers of
that vicinity arc making arrangements for tho
organization of a new Post as soon as they can
bo mustered in.
Comrade A. Cotton, Pollock. 3Io., who has
been appointed by II. Blunt Post, No. 5'J, (for
merly known as Lyons Post), correspondent
of Tun Triiiuxe, "writes that the Post has
installed the following officers: Commander,
D. T. Montgomery; S. V. C, J. V. Scobco: J.
V. C, S. T. Bonnau; Chaplain, N. Davis; Adj't,
E. 31. C. Lcdfonr; Q. 31., J. D. Smart; O. D.,
George Jtasott ; O. G., George Gilbert; S. 31.,
O. Harrington ; Q. 31. S., G. Creason ; Surg., N.
Fair. Tho Post is a now ono aud has sixteen
members, but more aro coming in. Tho com
rades feel grateful for the assistance iu drilling,
&c, given tbem by Commander Pinson and
Officer of the Day Palmer, of Post 30.
Comrado J. S. Davis, 3Iilaud, Sullivan Co.,
3Io., writes us that 3IcCulIough Post, No. 44,
organized last November, now has forty mem
bers. There are two Posts in tho county and
it is expected that two more will shortly bo
Dahlgrcn Post, No. GO, Walnut City, Rush
county, Kan., held its first public installation
in Custer Hall, on Saturday evening, February
10, before a large audience. The progranimo
consisted of a recital of army reminiscences by
comrades of tho Post, interspersed Avith a choico
selection of army ballads, sung under the effi
cient leadership of Comrade T. H. 3IcDowell.
Post Commander John P. Copeland wjls tho in
stalling olficcr. After tho ceremonies were
over, th& audience retired, well pleased with
our first efforts, and tho Post finished tho even
ing's work by mustering in six recruits. Tho
officers installed are: Commander, F. B. Smith ;
S. V. C., A. J. Craig; J. V. C, J. N. Wickham ;
Adj'fc, J. S. Richardson; Q. JI., B. H. Bunn;
Surgeon, J. E. Ruhl; Chaplain, Charles New
comb: O. D., F. R. Smith; O. G., W. H. Bar
nett; Q. M. S., C. Lyman; S. 31., J. W. Ed
wards; I. G., David Clampit. The Post is about
fifty strong and more coming.
Comrade James H. C. Brower, Post Com
mander Peabody Post, No. 89,Peabody, Kansas.
writes us that the Post, which was organized in
July, 1852, with about twenty charter members,
now numbers about fifty, with twenty new re
crnits waiting to bo mustered. With one ex
ception the members are all from different reg
iments. Commander Brewer, with one other
comrade, were members of the Sixth Maryland.
The officers are as follows: Commander, J. H".
C. Brewer; S. V. C, W. H. Morgan; J. V. C,
J.Collins; Chaplain, J. C. Thoburn; Surgeon,
Dr. C. A. Loon; O. D., J. W. Hitchcock; O. G.,
J. S. Burk ; Q. 31., J. E. Brown ; Adjutant, J.
W. Stephenson; Serg't Maj., Isaac Pecan. Tho
Post held a Reunion on the 22d nit., and among
the speakers announced was Col. T. J. Ander
dcrson, Department Commander of Kansas.
Comrade II. L. Partridge, Commander of An
tictam Post, No. 01, of Parsons, Kansas, writes
us that the Post was called upon to bury one of
its members on the 14th ult. Comrado 3erritt
Noye3, who was born at Abington, 3Iassachn
setts, August, 1312, and died at Parsons on tho
12th ult. He served in the Fourth Massachu
setts infantry and was wounded in the knee at
the battle of Port Hudson and discharged for
disability. Appropriate resolutions were passed
by the Post in honor of his memory.
The following officers of S. A. Hurlbut Post,
No. 4S, of Ellinwood, Kansas, have been in
stalled : Commander, J. T. Spring; S. V. C, J.
K. Bennett; J. V. C, William N.Halsey; Ad
jutant, Georgo W. Ashton; Chaplain, John
McDowell; Surgeon, O. 31. Dotson; Q. 3r., J.
II. Craig; O. D., Enoch Benefiel ; O. G., Charles
Weigand ; Serg't 3Iaj., William H. Blair; Q.M.
Serg't, A. A. Germau.
Comrade Philip Gephart, Independence, Kan.,
writes us that 3IcPhcrson Post, No. 4, in that
city, has nearly 100 members and is highly
prospersus. About si xty are taking The Trib
une. The officers arc : Commander, E. E. Wil
son; S. V. C, Chas. Hogan; J. V. C, F. A.
Woodford; Adj't, J. W. Price; Q. 3L, Philip
Gephart; Chaplain, A. W. Herrington; O. D.,
C. D. Herrington ; O. G., J. II. Debruler.
"Adjutant" writes us that Farragut Post,
No. 37. Department of Kansas, which was or
ganized about seven months ago, now has fifty
two members and is very prosperous. Open
meetings are held every two weeks, to which
old soldiers and others are invited. This plan
tho comrades find works well, as it give3 tho
uninitiated an insight into the workings of the
The annual Encampment of the Department
of Nebraska was held in Lincoln on the 20th
ult. The delegates assembled at two p. m. on
that date at Red Ribbon Hall, Neb., Department
Commander General I. J. Alexander iu tho
chair. The Commander read his annual re
port, showing the condition of the Posts iu tho
State and their rapid growth. Bids for the
location of the next Reunion were submitted
from the following-named places: Hastings,
Beatrice, Wilber, Crete, Fremont, and Grand
Island. The bids ranged all the war from.
$2,000 to $7,000. A resolution was adop'ted de
claring that hereafter no money bids for loca
tion of the Encampment should be entertained.
Five minutes' time was granted to the repre
sentatives of localities to advocate the claims
of their respective towns, after which an ad
journment was had. The evening session wa3
held at City Hall, and commenced at nine p. m.
Upon reassembling a motion was carried that
the Encampment proceed to the location of the
Reunion grounds by ballot. Three ballots wero
taken and the town of Hastings having secured
the largest number of votes, it was decided
that the next Reunion should be held in that
place. The following were then elected as
olficers: Department Commander, J. C. Bon
nell, of Lincoln; Senior Vice Department Com
mander, H. E. Palmer, Plattsmouth; Junior
Vice Department Commander, C. H. Fitch, of
Omaha; Chaplain, B. Crabb, of Lincoln ; As
sistant Q. 3L General, John Stcen, of Wahoo ;
Senior Aid-de-Camp, H. Hotchkiss, headquar
ters iu the saddle.
Comrade T. 31. Bell writes us that tho com
rades of Reynolds Post, No. 26, Osceola, Neb.,
justly indignant at a most unjust and unwar
ranted attack on Commander-in-Chief Van
Dervoort recently made by the Farmer's Advo
cate, published at that place, held a special
meeting and passed the following resolutions:
"Wheucys, The .Farmer Advocate, of Osceola,
has falsely and for personal and partisan ends as
sailed our honorable and esteemed Commander,
Paul Van Dervoort; and
Wuekeas, Said paper has been guilty of scur
rilous and unwarranted attack-, on members of the
Grand Army of the Republic indiscriminately,
thereby seeking to bring said Order into disrepute;
Whereas, Said paper lias sought to discouragre
the payment of pensions to Union soldiers by pub
lishing that in "every part of the country dead
beats have secured fat pensions and back pay," and
other imi!ar statements and innuendoes, when, in
fact, no Union soldier ever ha or ever will receive
an adequate compensation in money fortheservico
rendered his country and the loss sustained by
himself; therefore, be it
Resolved, That J. F. Reynolds Post. No. 26, de
nounces said statements a? false, dishonorable and
cowardly, and as calculated and intended as an in
sult unci an injury to the Grand Army of the Re
public and its best interests; ami
llesolccd. That these resolutions be spread upon
the records of this Post, a copy of the same to bo
forwarded to our honorable Commander, Paul Van
Dervoort, nnd thatopies be furnished the Osceola,
Record aud The Xatioxax. Tkibcxe for publica
tion. Comrade J. O. Robinson, Thomasville, Web
ster Co., Neb., writes us that a new Post, with
fifty charter members, is about to be organized
at Blue Hill, in that county.
Department Commander, J. W. Staples, of
California, has issued General Orders, Nos. 1,2
and 3, assuming command, aud making the fol
lowing staff appointments: A. A. G., Geo. 31.
3IcCarty, Po?t No. 2; A. Q. 31. G., O. B. Cul
ver, Post No. 1 ; Judge Advocate, Chas. E. Wil
son, Poit No. 2. To be Aide-de-Camp aud
Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Comrado
Horace Wilson, of Geo. IL Thomas Post, No. 2.
To bo Aide-de-Canip, Comrade It. II. Browu,
Frank Bartlett Post, No. G. To bo Assistant
Inspectors. Comrade A. B. 3Ioffitt, Frank Bart
lett Post, No. 0, and Comrade 31. D. Hamilton,
Heiutzelman Post, No. 33. Headquarters have
been established at 31eclianies Insiitute build
ing. 31 l'ost street, San Francisco. General
Order, No. 2, relates to the movement for tho
erection of a monument to R. C. Gridley
" Flour Man Gridley" of Sanitary fame.
Tho members of General Meade Pot, No. 43,
San Francisco, Cal., gave an entertainment at
their headquarters, K. R. B. Hall, No. 81 3mr
ket street, on the 12th ult. They were assisted
by a dramatic association of young gentlemen
from the Western Addition, composed mostly
j of sons of veterans of the late war, who gave a
very enjoyable performance. Colonel C j.uason
Kimi' read an original poem, which was re
plete with witty allusions to prominent mem
bers of the G. A. 11. Comrade A. J. A'ining, of
Thomas Post, and Comrade William Irelan, of
Lincoln l'ost. sang several solos, which wero
very finely rendered, and Commander Cashiu
sang one of 3Ioore"s melodies in good style.
3Ir."S. A. Bryant, of Cas Poat, presided at tho
piy no. After the literary entertainment re
freshments were served, and a regular Camp
fire aud jollification was held. Comrade Lakin,
of Lincoln Post, onlivened the feast with some
highly-amusing anecdotes of army life. Tho
entertainment was managed by Comrades J.M.
Crted, 31. J. Acton, and Jacob Deubch, of Gou
eral 3Ieade Post, to whoso efficient services tho
success of the entortainmont was largely due.
Comrade J. B. Gardner, 3rc3Iinnville, Ore
gon, writes us that the officers of Custer Post,
No. 9, at that nlace, are: Commander, D. H.
Turner; S. V. CL, A. L. Savior; J. V. C. J. A.
Peckham; Q. 31., G. L. Parker; Surg., J. B.
Gardner; Chap., B. F. Clubine; O. D., A. L.
Neweard; O.G., J.W.Galt ; Adj't, J. C.Cooper;
Delegate to Department Encampment, A. L.
Saylor; Alternate. G. L. Parker. Tho Post has
about thirty members and is doing well. On
tho 14th ult. a grand mvktie party was given
at 3Iohawk hall, which was a novel and suc
An Answer to a Hiclibanr Cotnrailo's Inquiry.
The Taint-NE is in receipt of a copy of the play
entitled " Reprieve and Pardon," which has been
sent us-by Comrade George D. Spencer, of Neibling
Post, No." 2D, Department of Ohio, in response to
request published in our last issue from a comrado
in I'iehbtirg, Xew York. If tho latter will send us "
his name and address, we will forwarit to him the
An Ex-Prisoner's Wish.
"I would like to hear from some ono who can
jrfve a good description of Cahawba prison and
also the blowing up of the Sultana. I was a prisoner
at Caliawba and was on the Sultana when she went
down." Francis Wbigut.
Adrian, Mich. )
A United States Pensioner's League has
been organized at the city ol Reading, Pa., Tfittl
a full list of olfieers.