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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1883.
TfJE GRAND AffljY.
Preparations for Memorial Day Re
ports from the Departments.
Praparations arc now actively going forward
in evory Department for the observance of
Memorial Day, and the celebration this year
promises to be more impressive than ever be
fore. Tiie programme adopted in New York is
Ad'ioes from National Headquarters state
that Commander-in-Chief Yau Dervoort, ac
companied by Surgeon-General Ames, left last
week for San Francisco, in accordance -with the
plane outlined in oar last issue.
During the past -week Tiie Tkibuke has
eoitt blank applications for Post charters to the
J. J. Kent, Haralinton, Pa.; J. G. Wbalen,
Oaktoua, Ind.; H. J. Babbitt, Albion, N.Y.;
W&$cr 35. Walton, MiuSen, Mich.; David W.
Wfllcfe, Avondale, Mich.; Allen Alberson,
Tanner's Greek, Ya.; Is". J. Johnson, Kasson,
Mian.; J. F. Spuldlng, Coloma, Wis.; S. F.
Nsker3 Iroquois. 111.; A. W.Horn, PilotKuob,
Wis.., V.F. Hire, Springfield, Minn.; W. E.
CaitsdoH, Princeton, Mo.
The following Titiuura applications for the
osfoblisttment of new Pdste have been for
warfied to National Headquarters:
Comiersville, Wis., seventeen signers; Wcn
km, Ohio, twenty-live signers; Hartford, Kan.,
twenty-four signers; Clayton, N. Y., tweuty
six signers: Piasa, 111., thirteen signers.
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, Comrade H. P. Sherwin writes us that Peter
T.WusWHrn Post, a charter for which was
forwarded to Headquarters by Tun Tribune,
tvss nmsfiered on the 12th inst., with twenty
oae cfiaricr members, by Comrade C. E. Par
ker, of Ethan Allen Post, of Yergennes. The
foliowiuc officers were installed: Commander,
Geo. P. Phslcr; S. Y. C, H. Shattuck; J. Y. C,
A. J. Crane; Q. M., IL P. Sherwin; Adj't, W.
W. Needham; Chap., Eev. Irving W. Coombs;
O. D., Lvinan Dickerman; O. G., E. W. Gage;
Q.M.SN. B. Mclntyre; a M.,F.W. Noys;
O. S., Geo. Brooks. The Post takes its name
from Peter T. Washburn, Adjutant-General of
Yormont, during the late unpleasantness, and
commander of the Yermont troops at the tat
tle of Big Bethel.
Comrade Thomas T. Farrcll, Adjutant of
Edwin Dillingham Post, No. 22, Waterhury,
Yt., -who sends us two new subscribers, "writes
us that tliat Post now numbers forty members,
with eight or ten to be mustered in at the next
meeting. The Eev. Dr. Brastow. of Burling
ton, Yt., late chaplain of Twelfth Yermont vol
unteers, -will deliver the oration on Decoration
Comrade N.'S. Sogers, Newport Centre, Yt.,
writes us that T. B. Alexander Post, No. 25, of
that place, now numbers thirty-one members,
and is in excellent working order. On the 6th
inst. the Post held its first public entertain
menta maple sugar festival and it was a
great success. It was very largely attended.
Comrade Newcomb, of E. K. Wilcox Post,
No. 10, Springfield, Mass., writes: TEinnxE
recruits keep coming in and the Post in its
new hall is flourishing. The new Commander,
like the old, is a worker, and the boys pull well
together. The recent fair was a grand success,
and the charity fund is $5,000 bigger than be
fore. The drawing of prizes was satisfactory
to all and the goods all first-class. The general
talk now is of the National Encampment to be
lield at Denver, and "heaps" of thebovsare
going from here. Colonel John L. Bice, of Post
1G, fell from the balcony of a friend's liouse
some few days ago, and received internal inju
ries, and was at one time quite low, but at this
writing is considered out of danger. The col
onel has thousands of friends who will be glad
to liear of this good news. We are glad to see
Post 10, Department of Massachusetts, las a
good correspondent, and each Post should be
heard from once in awhile Tiie Teibuxe and
our Commander-in-Chief are doing more for the
Grand Army than all the "stag" Camp-fires
ever held. The ladies are our great help, and
they should take part in all our Camp-fires;
and, perhaps, may some day.
H. H. Legge Post, No. 25, TTxbriage, Mass.,
had an enjoyable Camp-fire on the ISth inst.
in the Town HalL Invitations had been ex
tended the Douglas, Grafton, and Upton Posts,
and about twenty-five comrades of the first
two were present Among the invited guests,
also, were Eev. B. H. Lane, of Worcester, for
merly a member of this Post, who made a
speech. Eemarks were also made by the Com
manders of the visiting Posts, and by many
other comrades. To the accompaniment of the
piano, played by a Douglas comrade, the whole
, assemblage joined in a chorus of old war songs.
After rations came smoking, story telling, and
more singing, and not until a late hour did the
company break up with the best of good fellow
ship, and rousing cheers from each delegation
for the others.
Wednesday evening, the 18th, was the occa
Kon of the vjsit of the officers of Norfolk
County Division to Post 121, of Hyde Park.
Department Commander Evans and staff were
also present by invitation. Delegations were
present from six Posts in the county. At 8
o'clock all were seated at an excellent spread
ail Everett Hall. After which, Commander
French, in a few pleasant remarks, presented
Division Commander Holmes, of Post 94. He
was followed by Department Commander Ev
ans, Senior Yicc-Departmcnt Commander Bill
ings, General Carrington, a returned regular
army officer and member of an Indiana Post,
Aid D. Meigkan, and representatives from the
various Posts. Every one present voted it a
rousing time. A band of music enlivened the
occasion by interspersing the speeches with
Post 14, of Hopkinton, was reorganized dur
ing the past year, and on Tuesday night (17th)
it opened a fair in aid of its Post and charity
funds. Commander Drawbridge made a few
introductory remarks and then introduced the
town clerk, who gave a very interesting sketch
of the war record of the town. After some
good music by a quartette, J. D.Billings, the
Senior "Vice-Commander of the Department,
was introduced, who gave a brief historv of
the rise, growth and work of the Order. He
was followed by G. C. Fiske, of Ashland Post,
No. IB. and others. A large and intelligent
audience was present and interested, and every
thing pointed to a successful issue of tho en
terprise. "Fairfax" writes us that Moses Ellis Post,
No. 117, G. A. E., Medfield, Mass., held a very
interesting Camp-fire in the Town Fire DeDart
ment HalL on the evening of the 12th inst.,
which was well attended by tho bovs in blue.
Comrade A. IL Holmes, of Ecnese Post, No. 94,
of Caatoa Division, Commander of Norfolk
county, was present, and delivered one of his
solid addresses to theboysupon the importance
of heing a comrade of the Grand Army. A hot
oyster flipper was served, and after the boys
had been ;voll supplied with "whatcheer," tho
pip and fine-cut were passed round by the
E. F. TobJn, of the Cornell of Administra
tion, visited and inspected Post 7, of Boston,
tlieUOth. Among other noted comrades pres
ent, were Commander Evans, Past Department
Commander Patch, Aid -de -Camp Dennis
Mmghao. W. Y. Gross, and other members of
the stan". The inspection was every way cred
atawc to Post 7. It is composed of livo men
who do not intend to have it " got left" in any
respect. After a collation, specck-making was
indulged in till a lato hour.
The concert of war songs held in Trcinont
Tompie, in aid of tho Soldiers' Home, was an
unqualified success. There were over 4,000
ttekola ajipHcd for by comrades alone, but only
2,400 could bo given them. It is to be repeated
on alarger scale, in tho hall of tho Mechanics'
Institute, on tho evening of May 3, and al
though this liall seats over 10,000 it will bo
packed. One Post has already requested 500
It is doubtful whether any Department Im3
ss complete a system of inspection as Massa
chusetts. Every Post is visited twico during
the year the first time for criticism and in
struction, if needed, and tho second for in
fection. The fruits of this svstem arc mak
ing themselves manifest in an increase of in
terest in the work of the Order and in 4ho
attendance upon tho meetings.
John A. Andrews Post, of Boston, has voted
to do away with all flowers or floral emblems
on Decoration Day and decorate simply with
the stars and stripes. The cost and scarcity of
flowers in May is the reason for the change.
"Eobinson," Hartford, Conn., who has been
chosen by his Post a correspondent of The
Tribuxe, writes us as follows : We are a band
of comrades, numbering about 100, who hold a
charter bearing thc'No. 1, but are known in
official circles as Nathaniel lyon Post, No. 2,
Department of Connecticut. Wo are enlisted
for the war, and confidently liopo to be the last
to be mustered out. In connection with our
Post organization wo have an auxiliary, known
as the Womau's Belief Corps. Tho ladies had
been at work for some time raising the neces
sary fund wherewith to purchase a flag for tho
Post, and, having accomplished their object,
the flag was bought, and on the ISth inst was
presented to the Post in one of our largo public
halls, in the presence of an audience of about
1,000 people. The admirable presentation speech
was made by Miss Augusta Heise, daughterof
one of our comrades. It reminded us of 1861
'62, and we felt as enthusiastic over the event
as when wc took the colore to go forth and do
battle for our country's honor. After Miss
Heise, Miss Fay, the President of the Woman's
Corps, also made a fine address. Tho flag was
received with thanks by Commander Fay, who
called upon Comrade John B. Sloane to make
the speech of acceptance, whicli he did in a
happy manner. The flag is of silk, five by
eight feet, heavily fringed with yellow, and
mounted on a Toscwood staff, tipped with gilt
eagle. After the presentation ceremony was
concluded, the order of dances was taken up,
and wc tripped the "light fantastic" until
12:30 a. m., at which time wc dispersed, feeling
that we had had the best Grand Army party
ever held m Hartford.
Comrade John E. Bassett, Dauielsonville,
Conn., writes us that he has been appointed
a TiiiuuxE correspondent by McGregor Post,
No. 27, of that place. On the 21th inst. the
Post gave its first Camp-fire. Eev. J. H. James,
formerly chaplain of a New Jersey regiment,
will deliver the address on Memorial Day.
The arrangements for the observance of Dec
oration Day in and around New York are well
advanced. Acceptances to invitations to take
part in the proceedings have been received
from nearly all tho State and Federal officials
in the district. Liberal contributions to pay
the expenses of the dav have been received by
Captain E. P. Earlo and Colonel N. W. Day.
General Shaler, commanding the First division
of the State National Guard, will be present
with his staff, and tho division will furnish an
escort to the veterans. The' foil owing circular
has been issued: "Decoration Day of 1833
(May 30) will be commemorated in Now York
by a parade and review' of tho Grand Army of
the Bepublic, detachments of the army and
uavy, and by various other military and civic
organizations, all of which will be escorted by
the First division, N. G. S. N. Y. Tho Thir
teenth regiment, of Brooklyn, will this year
join the parade in New York. E. O. Smith, of
Eeno Post, No. 44, has been appointed Quartermaster-General.
Abraham Lincoln Post, No.
13, will, as usual, have charge of the -ceremonies
at Lincoln Monument, in Union Square, at
daylight on Decoration Day. It is intended to
make the decoration of the monument and the
attendant ceremonies a feature of the day.
Stewart Hart Post, No. 169, of Mt Kisco, Geo.
Biel commander, will join Koltes Post, No.
32, in the unveiling of the monument at the
Lutheran Cemetery. The details of the differ
ent Brooklyn Posts in the matter of services at
the cemeteries have been fully arranged. The
services at Lincoln Monument will be held on
Sunday, May 27, at 2 p. m., under tho direction
of Devon Post, No. 14S, and those at tho tomb
of the revolutionary martyrs at 3 o'clock on the
Eame day, under the direction of Winchester
Post, No. 197. Tho services at the Naval
Cemetery on Decoration Dav will bo attended
by Eaukin Post, No. 10, Perry Post, No. 89,
and W. L. Garrison Post, No. 207. At Cypres3
Hills Mayor Low will preside, and Posts Nos.
11, 35, 89, 14S, 161, and 256 will attend, and at
Greenwood, Posts No. 3, 10, 84, 197, 206, 207,
231, and 327. Frank Head Post, No. 16, and
Kerswill Post, No. 149, will conduct the ser
vices at the Cemetery of the Holy Cross ; Harry
Lee Post, Po. 21, and L. M. Hamilton Post, No.
152, at the Cemetery of tho Evergreens, and G.
Metternich Post, No. 122, and S. F. Dupont
Post, No. 167, at the Lutheran Cemetery.
Comrade Churles Thomas, Eathbun Post,
Corning, N. Y., writes us as follows: Tho two
Posts of Corning Wm. W. Hayt, No. 276, and
Eathbun, No. 277 were among tho guests of
Baldwin Post, No. 6, of Elmira, at tho Camp
fire which was lighted in the large hall of the
Masonic Temple on the evening of the anni
versary of Lee's surrender. About 400 com
rades and citizens sat down to an elegant sup
per, after which, toasts and Tesponses, songs
and music were listened to with pleasure by
alL It was 12:40 when "Marching Through
Georgia" was Eung, and tho guests departed,
all pronouncing the Camp-fire an immense suc
cess. Our Post has j ust organ ized an Auxiliary
to be known as Eathbun Post Memorial Asso
ciation. It is to be composed of comrades,
their wives, and children above ten years of
age and other loyal citizens. The Post, though
small, is prospering. We mustered four re
cruits in time for the anniversary. We have
also procured an elegant Post flag.
Comrade O.B. Clark, Post-Chaplain, sends us
a brief synopsis of the present status of J. M.
Brown Post, No. 255, Jamestown, N. Y., which
was mustered September 22, 1S52, with fifty
charter members, and now has 133. The offi
cers are: Commander, A. S. Prather; S. Y. C,
W-T.Bradstraw; J. Y. C, John Conway; Q.
M., C. F.Hedman : Chaplain, Eev. O. B. Clark,'
O. D., C. Moynethan ; O. G., Captain C. O. Hult;
Adj't., E. Eaton; Q. M. S., C. Harrington ; S.
M., Deliny. The Post has rented a fine
hall for five years, at an annual rental of $100,
and has seated and furnished it in a neat and
tasty manner. February 16th. and 17th the
drama " True Blue " was produced, from whicli
the Post realized a net gain of $177.97.
Comrade Daniel P. Schultz writes us that
Carroll Post, No. 279, Port Jervis, N. Y.f organ
ized last October with forty-one charter mem
bers, now has eighty-one and the following offi
cers: Commander, Dr. Sol. Van Etten; S.Y.
C, Ham. Quick; J.Y. C., W. H. Terwilliger ;
Adj't., Matt. Van Akin; O. D., W, Blanford,
O. G..W. Boner; Q. IL S., D.Mack; Q. M.,
Mose Terwilliger; S. M., Noel Bross; Surg.,
Charles Peters ; Chaplain, T. A. Atwood. On
the 9th inst. the Postliad its first Camp-fire, at
which Comrade Van Ettcn and others made
speeches, delivered recitations, &c. It was a
Comrade Henry Snellgrove, Hoosick Falls,
N. Y., writes us that Wood Post, No. 294, of
that place, mustered five new recruits on tho
18th inst, and acted favorably on six applica
tions. The Post started with thirty-one mem
bers, last October, and now has eighty-one a
fine showing. On the 13th and 14th iusts. tho
Post produced the military drama entitled
"Surrounded by Fire." It was well rendered
by liome talent and netted $300, with which
the Post will purchase a uniform for Decoration
Comrade S. G. Hitchcock, Fair Haven, N. Y.,
writes us as follows: "Wo have a Post here
not quito three years old, which commenced
with fourteen charter members, and now has
over ninety. We are endeavoring to liavo
every comrade a Tegular subscriber for The
Thibuih:. As soon as a recruit is mustered,
we put TirE Tiiinuxn in his hands. It pos
sesses our creed and articles of faith, and if wo
can get him to tako tho paper, he becomes an
earnest and zealous member of tho Post.
Comrade L. B. Drake, AddiEon, N. Y., writes
us that an application for tho establishment of
a new Post at that place has been circulated by
a committee of ex-soldiers and moro than forty
Comrade C. E.HH1, Syracnso, N. Y., writes us
that Boot Post, No, 151, of that city, now in tho
thiid year of its existence, numbers between
200 and 300 members, and is in a prosperous
Comrade T. M. Brown, Pavilion, N. Y., writes
us that John M. Hutchison Post, No. 243, of
that place, mustered a new recruit at their
last meeting and have five more applications
Comrade N. G. Hanwon write3 us that Car
penter Post, No. 321, Dryden, N. Y., is in a
prosperous condition. Three now recruits wcro
mustered in at tho last meeting.
J. F. Eeynolds Post, No. 66, Washington, N.
J., held a reception on tho 19th inst. Tho pro
gramme included short addresses by General
George B. Fielder, Commander of the Depart
ment of Now Jersey; General John Eamsay,
Adjutant-General of tho Department of New
Jersey; Major Edward F. McDonald, Chief of
Staff of the Department of New Jersey; Major
Howell, of Easton, Pa.; Eov. Mr. Cline, of Ox
ford, N. J.; Eev. Mr. Tunison, of Washington,
N. J.; Eov. Dr. Nott, of Washington, N. J., and
music by the Emerson Glee Club and Beatty
Comrade Edwin J. Lloyd, Jr., Moorestown,"
N. J., writes that E. D. Baker Post, No. 22, of
that place, held a rousing missionary meeting
on the evening of tho 21st inst. Post No. 10,
of Philadelphia that "talking Post" came
over eighty strong, with fife and drum corps,
and tho fire-works which the boys brought
with them illuminated tho whole town. After
mustering in two new recruits, tho Post and
its quests sat down to a repast of hard-tack and
coffee. Baker Post now has a membership of
forty, including three recruits mustered on tho
anniversary of Lee's surrender.
A dispatch from Pittsburg, Pa., dated tho
10th inst., says: Tuesday morning, Chas.
Shrimer, an old soldier and a member of Lieu
tenant James M. Lysto Post, No. 123, Grand
Army of tho Ecpublic, of Allegheny, died sud
denly. Some time before his death ho told his
wife that ho wanted to be buried by the Graud
Army, and in full Grand Army uniform. Last
night when the commander of tho Post visited
tho dead man's house, he found that tho badge
or buttons wcro not on tho deceased's uniform.
It was ascertained that tho Eev. Lcandor
Scherer, who is the rector)f St. Mary's Catho
lic Church, had objected to the organization at
tending tho funeral in uniform. Last night a
committee of tho Post called on tho reverend
gentleman and endeavored to show the disad
vantage under which he was placing tho old
soldier members of tho church, and at tho same
time agreeing not to read any of tho prayers
used in tho burial service, but ho would not
consent to their taking part unless they re
moved their badges before going into tho
church and cemetery. Ho would not allow
the burial service to be performed at all, claim
ing these to bo tho orders of Bishop Quigg, of
The Soldiers' Monument Committees of
Gcrmantown, Philadelphia, ask the co-operation
and presence of comrades on July 4, at tho
parade and unveiling of tho monument in
Market square. The lino will move about 2:30
p. in., and will be composed of the military and
Sons of Vcteraus, Grand Army of tho Ecpublic,
patriotic and civic societies, citizens and school
children. There will be an oration delivered
and a poem read and tho unveiling will tako
place about 4:30 p. m. It is expected that the
coremonies will in every way be worthy of the
great occasion. There is a Citizens' Committee
of fourteen, with Mr. Benjamin Allen, chair
man ; a Committee of Co-operation, consisting
of A. J. Sellers, S. V. Department Commander;
S. M. Trinkle, M. D., Commander Post 8; Jabez
W. Artman, Commander Post 10; A. J. Specso,
Commander Post 35 ; G. W. Nutz, Commander
Post 191, and a committee of nineteen from
Ellis Post, with Mr. Eobert Johnstone, chair
man ; General Louis Wagner is treasurer of tho
Colonel J. W. Patterson Post, No. 151, Pitts
burg, Pa., had a rousing Camp-fire on tho anni
versary of Lee's surrender, in Salisbury Hall.
One-third of theaudiencewereladies. Ecprcsen
tatives from almost every Post in Allegheny
county were present. Among thoso on tho
stage were Colonel Stone, Major Samuel Harper,
Major Denniston, Colonel Chill W. Hazzard,
Major B. C. Christy and Charle3 F. McKenna.
Comrade W. H. Powell, master of ceremonies,
after music by the Vulcan Cornet Band, intro
duced Major Harper, who spoke on the event
which the Camp-fire celebrated. Prof. Charlie
Lewis recited " Schneider's Bide," a parody on
tho dash made by the hero of Winchester.
E. P. Jones, of Post 70, Corry, Pa., assisted
by a -detail of comrades, mustered a Post at
Garland, Warren county, Pa., on tho evening
of April 13th. Tho following officers were
Q. M., T. D. Quick; O. D., Erastus Mead ; O.
G., Lewis Eaton; S. M., J. E. Clark; Q. M. S.,
J. AL Young. Tho Post is named W. F. Wcnt
worth. Sixteen were mustered as charter
Comrade L. O. Beach, Little Marsh, Tioga
county, Pa., who sends us two now subscribers,
writes us, under date of the 17fch inst, as fol
lows : We will meet on tho 19th inst to estab
lish ft Post here. The application has been
signed by about eighty-five old veterans.
Comrade A. G. Colvin, East Benton, Pa.,
writes that Sergeant Goorgo Fell Post, No.
307, which was organized on January 27th, of
this year, with twenty-six charter members,
now has forty-ono and a goodly number of
Comrade A. C. Morrison, Butler, Pa., who
sends us four new subscribers, writes that tho
Post at that place now numbers sixty, and is
in a thriving condition.
In General Orders, No. 2, issued by Depart
ment Commander John H. SuterM. V.Bailey,
Assistant Adjutant General the following
comrades are appointed as Aids-do-Carap on tho
Department staff: N. M. Eittenhouse, Post 2,
Philadelphia, special detail; John A. Thomp
son, Jr., Post 11 ; W. E.Llewellyn, Postl ; John
W. Kaufman, 2; Henry Wild, 3; John N.
Mentzer, 4 ; B. L. Turner, 5 ; Geo. F. Wheeler,
6 , Isidor D. Oliver, 7 ; Thomas Davis, 8 ; S.
Yrhitney Day, 9 ; John McCauley, 10 ; John W.
Isaacs, 11; Frank D. Sanford, 13; Wm. Har
wood, 16 ; J. T. McCullough, 18 ; John Turner,
19; Martin D. Whitney, 21; Wm. Upton, 22;
Henry Grine, 23; J. C. Mullikin, 24; Wm. T.
Demby, 25; Heuson Williams, 26; Peleg H.
Gibbs, 27; Joseph Henrique, 23; Wm. H. E.
Watts, 29. And tho following as Assistant In
spectors : John C. ;Erdman, 'Post 3 ; James N.
Hitcshow, 5; Win. -H. Wilson, 11; Geo. Zan
zenburg, 22. Post Commanders aro requested
immediately upon receipt of this order to fur
nish headquarters with a correct list of all
comrades of theirrcspectivo Posts, who died dur
ing the year 18S2, giving datoofdeatlrandplaco
where buried, so that their names may appear
on the memorial pages of tho printed journal for
that year, which is now in tho hands of tho
printer. The following Posts havo been mus
tered sinco tho last announcement: Post 10,
Elkton, surrendered its charter January 9th,
and was reraustered February 9th, 18S3 ; Com
rade John Burke, Commander. Post 15, Pyles
ville, Harford county, mustered February 20,
1883 ; Comrade Wm. Lowe, Commander. Post
30, Cherry Hill, Cecil county,- mustered Janu
ary 31st, 1883; Comrade A. T. McCrery,
Commander. An invitation has been re
ceived from 'the oxecutivo committee of tho
Society of tho Army of tho Potomac for tho
Posts of this Department to participate in tho
Eouniou of the Society in the City of Wash
ington, on tho 16th and 17th of May. Thoro
will be a grand parado on tho 17th, and it is
recommended that tho several Post3 tako tho
matter into consideration, aud if possible, re
solve to bo present with full ranks. Tho rates
of transportation will be announced in futuro
General Ordere. At a regular meeting of tho
Council of Administration, February 14th,
1883, Comrade A. O. Evans, of Post 1, was elected
a member tho Council, vico Milo V. Bailey, re
signed. General Orders, No. 3, issued on tho 17th
insp., contains tno lollowmg: It is needless to
remind comrades that tho day above all others
which is held in constant remembrance by us
is fast approaching; that day upon which all
other business with us is suspended, and on
which wo repair to tho different depositories of
our Nation's dead to decorate their graves with
tho first garlands of spriug. Yet, as the repre
sentatives of the Posts in Baltimoro and vicinity
have unanimously joined in a request for the De
partment Commander to tako charge of tho cer
emonies of the day, tho following assignments
will be observed, aud each Post Commander is
directed to inform tho Assistant Adjutant
General, in writing, as early as possible after
May 30, of tho action taken by his Post on that
day, so that proper recognition may bo given
in tho several reports to' bo made to tho De
partment Encampment: Greonmount, Balti
more, Cedar Hill and St Peter's Cemeteries,
Wilson Post, No, 1; Frederick, J. F. Eeynolds
Post, No. 2; Western and Cathedral Cemeteries,
DushanePost, No. 3; Hagerstown and Antic
tarn Cemetery, Eeno Post, No. 4 ; Cumberland,
Tyler Post, No. 5; Loudon Park (outside of
National Cemetery), Custer Post, No. 6 ; Laurel
Cemetery Liucolu Post, No. 7; Guy Po3t, No.
elected and installed : Commander, Geo. Hurl
burt; S. V. C, John M. Eobertsoni J.Y. C.
Samuel Pickerlon; Adj't., A. C. Bloomficld:
16- and Ellsworth Post, No. 19. Hampden,
Denison Post, No. 8; North East, Wingate
Post, No. 9 ; Elkton and Cherry Hill, Post No.
10 and J. T. Brown Post, No. 30 ; Mount Olivet,
Harry Howard Post, No. 11; Cambridge, Wal
lace Post, No. 12, and John Brown Post, No. 26 ;
Westminster, Burns Post No. 13 ; Preston and
Hillsboro, Lecompto Post, N6. 14 ; Pylesvillo,
Beattie Post, No. 15; Brick Meeting House,
Cecil county, J. A. Garfield Post, No. 18; Lona
coning, McPherson Post, No. 20; Frostburg,
Thobnrn Post, No. 21; Mount Carmcl, St Pat
rick and New Methodist, Burnside Post, No. 22;
Ellicott City, A. D. Eeynolds Post, No. 23;
Easton, Hicks Post, No. 24; Chestertown, Sum
ner Post, No. 25; Annapolis, Meado Post, No.
27; Havro-de-Grace, Admiral 'John Eodgcrs
Post, No. 28; Waverly, G. IC Warren Post, No.
29. The above assignments, except thoso of
Posts 7, 16 and 19, and Posts distaut from Bal
timore, aro for the duties of the morning of
May 30. Posts 7, 16 and 19, (being assigned to
Laurel Cemetery,) and also distant Posts, will
exercise their own discretion in the observance
of tho day, so far as tho time of day is con
cerned. The parade and ceremonies at tho
National Cemetery will take place in tho after
noon, and it is expected that Posts 1, 3, 0, 8, 11,
22 and 29 will participate. Arrangements for
the same will bo anuounced hereafter. la tho
evening memorial services will bo held at
Ford's Grand Opera House by Posts 1, 3, 6, 8,
11, 22 and 29, tho particulars attending which
will bo announced in General Orders. Posts 7,
10 and 19 will mako their own arrangemeuts
regarding evening services, each reporting its
action to tho Assistant Adjutant-General as
soon as completed for promulgation in General
The Grand Army Posts of Baltimore for a
year or two past have had under consideration
the erection of a fine monument in commemo
ration of the dead in Union Cemetery, at Lou
don Park. They havo in hand some $3,500,
but as this is altogether insufficient, they will
not enter into contract for the monument until
they havo ample guarantee that the whole
amount can bo raised. They want a monument
from forty to fifty feet high, and some of the
members say they will need $25,000 or $30,000
for the purpose. This, however, they feel as
sured they will secure ultimately. A gentle
man from Louisville, Ky., recently oxhibited
some fine specimens molded in zinc to General
Boss, Captain Suter, Dr. Dodgo and other
prominent members, and they wero very much
pleased with them. They aro much cheaper
than marble, and it is said they will not rust or
tarnish. A monument of this metal twenty
seven feet high, aud seven feet six inches at
the base, will cost $3,500.
The executive" committee of the Grand Army
of tho Ecpublic having in charge tho decora
tion of the soldiers' and sailors' graves in tho
cemeteries about this city, met on the 19th inst
at their hall, corner Ninth and D streo's. De
partment Commander S. S. Burdctto in tho
chair and Comrade John Cameron, secretary.
Tho chairman announced that Major William
H. Lambert, a member of Meado Post, No. l,of
Philadelphia, had accepted an invitation to de
liver the oration at Arlington. Maj or Lambert
is reported to be a most excellent speaker, and
comes well recommended. Tho Marino band
will bo ordered for service at Arlington, on
May 30. Tho Attorney-General has accepted
an invitation to be at Arlington, if he is in tho
city, on Decoration Day. The District Com
missioners and Commissioner of Pensions Dud
ley havo also promised tq attend.
Comrade Joseph. Hcin, Point Pleasant, W.
Va., who sends us a now subscriber, writes that
John J. Paisley Post; No.' 11, of that place, is in
a flourishing condition, a,nd has a dozen appli
cations for membership on file.
Comrade E. A. H. Eoyland, Historian, De
partment of Kentucky, writes us that a largo
Post will soon bo mustered at Dayton, Ky,
Mustcriug Officer S.. T. Jabe, of Garfield Post
has been cxccedinglyactivo in its organization.
A Post will also bo mustered at Danville tho
former pride of secessia by Department Com
mander Michie, at ahearly day. Garfield Post,
Covington, will go iuto summer quarters,
having changed their meeting aiylifa to tho
first aud third Tuesdays of each month. The
Post is steadily mustering new recruits. Ells
worth Camp, No. 1, Sons of Veterans, Newport,
Ky., has elected John Gunn captain. The
Camp has already adopted a uniform and are
making arrangements for a fine turn-out on
Decoration Day. Camp No. 2, Sons of Veter
ans, has just been instituted in Coyiugton,
under tho auspices of Garfield Post
Tho Department of Kentucky has been asked
by Tennessee to furnish Thomas Post, Nash
ville, with flowers for decorating purposes.
The Post has only forty members and 17,500
graves to decorate.
Nelson Post, No. 1, Newport, has received
four largo Columbiads. They will be placed
in Evergreen cemetery in time for Decoration
In General Orders, No. 1, issued at Kansas
City on tho 2d inst, Comrade William Warner
returns thanks for the confidence shown in his
re-election as Department Commander of Mis
souri and promises to discharge his duties to
tho best of his ability. Tho following named
comrades are announced as his official staff:
Albion P. Peaso, Post No. 3, Kansas City, As
sistant Adjutant General ; A. E. Dana, No. 4,
Kansas City, Assistant Quartermaster General ;
Christian Starwitz, No. 1, St Louis, Inspector;
W. J. Terrell, No. 50, Harrisonvillo, Judge
Advocate; John M. Armstrong, No.. 7, St
Joseph, Chief Mustering Officer. The follow
ing comrades are appointed Aids-de-Canip :
Frank F. Snow, Post No. 4, Kansas City, Senior
Aid-dc-Camp aud Chief of General Staff; H. F.
Duval, No. 8, Kansas City ; W. N. Norvillo, No.
29, Chillicotho; W. W. S. Snoddy, No. 53, Seda
lia ; Thos. Clowdsley, No. 15, Kansas City ; B. H.
Brown, No. 22, Kirksvillo ; Gcorgo J. Bailoy,
No. 2, St. Louis ; S. J. Wilson, No. 23, Macon ;
A. Van Meter, No. 34, Lamar; Ira K. Alder
man, No. 21, Maryvillo; Cornell Cryslcr, No.
ji, inuepcnucnco ; jesse jtnoaus, jso. 16, Car
thage; J. M. Naylor, No. 5S, Butler; Ephraim
Magoon, No. 36, Clarence ; E. P. Goodall, No.
43, Lebanon. Other appointments as aids-do-camp
and thirteen assistant inspectors will bo
made upon recommendation of Post command
ers, a3 tho service may require, in accordanco
with resolution of tho Department Encamp
ment Comrade M. E. Wilson writes us that Tarkio
Post, No. 67, Tarkio, Mo., was mustered on tho
31st of March by tho Commander of Custer
Post, with twenty-uino charter members aud
tho following efficers: Commander, Georgo
Steck; S. V. C, Joel Hoover; J, V. C, C. B.
Caster; Adj't, A. A, Warner; Q. M., Gcorgo
Harwood; Chaplain? Samuel Eainoy ; Surg., B.
E. Sawyer j S. M., Win. B. Guthrie; O. D., M. E.
ivusuu; kj. u., v. w: AJiuruws ; y. M. fcj., L. E.
Comrade H. H. Narrod writes us that W. C.
Scott Post, No. 100, hold an open Camp-firo on
tho evening of thOil2th inst, at Gilliland's
Opera Houso, in Van Wert, Ohio, which was
tho first effbrtof thokind'tho boys liavo made.
It was a great success. Capper Post, of Convoy,
was well represented, as wcro also tho ex-soldiers
-from all over, tho jcounty. Hard-tack,
beans, pork and beoC woro tho substantials on
tho bill of fare. Tho ladies enlivened tho oc-
ciibion wicu tnoir presence ana assisted at tho
tables. Speeches, toasts and recitations, inter
spersed with patriotic ongs, was tho pro
gramme after, supper. Scott Post has about
ninety members and has many applications
Comrade G. W. Bronizor, Woostcr, Ohio,
writes us that tho Post at that placo musterod
fivo comrades on the 12th inst Among them
was ox-U. S. Congressman, Captain A. S, Mc
Cluro, than whom there was not a moro ablo
champion of tho peoplo's rights and a better
soldier's friend in that distinguished body.
Comrade Captain Lemuel Jeffries, of this Post
was elected mayor of Wooster, this spring.'
Another comrado was elected city solicitor,
nd a third appointed on tho police force
Comrado J. F. -Vaughn writes us that Corwin
Post, No. 259, of Vinton, Ohio, met in regular
session recently, with G. W. Wilcox, O. D., act
ing Post Commander, in the hitter's absence.
Comrade Thomas informed tho Po3t of an ox
soldier's widow that was in needy circum
stances. Tho comrades responded at once and
scat money for her benefit, and the Post ap-
poyited a committee to visit tho widow a; :d in
vestigate the circumstance thoroughly.
Comrade T. Mount writes us that John Briny
Post, No. 293, North Lewisburg, Ohio, Is grow
ing in numbers and interest A Woman's
Auxiliary has recently been organized. At a
meeting on tho 3d inst a committee was ap
pointed to facilitate preparations for Decora
tion Day, aud tho Seventh Ohio National
Guard havo been invited to participate in the
ceremonies of tho occasion.
Comrade Enos Pierson, Woostcr, Ohio, writes
us that the veterans of the Sixteenth Ohio vol
unteer infantry will hold their annual Ee
union at that placo on tho 1st and 2d of August.
At a meeting held on tho 5th inst, it was de
cided that the first day should be dovoted to
tho reception of comrades, with an address to
soldiers in the evening. The second day will
bo dovoted to business.
Dick Morris Post, No. 130, Galion, Ohio, is
busy arranging for Decoration Day. The com
mittees and appointments havo all been made,
and all hands aro working. The Post has new
uniforms, has increased in mcmbersliip nearly
forty per cent sinco tho last annual election of
officers, and the mustering of new recruits still
goes bravely forward. 9
Commander E. A. Gordon, of Bobbins Post,
No. 91, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, writes us that
tho Post is making arrangements to have a big
meeting on Memorial Day. It has invited all
tho neighboring Posts to meet with it, and ex
pects to secure Major-General Butterworth, of
Cinncinati, for orator of tho day.
McMillcn Post, South Charleston, Ohio, has
decided to havo another Camp-fire. Commit
tees have been appointed to superintend the
various departments and tho working element
of the Post is already pushing the work along.
Chaplain A. B. Byers, of the Ohio Board of
State Charities, lectured at Lowellville, Ohio,
on the evening of the 2Sth ult, on tho achieve
ments of tho war, for the benefit of Eeno Post,
Sylvester Yohe, Dunbarton, Adams county,
Ohio, writes us that a Post will bo organized at
that place in the near future.
Comrade Nathan E.Matson, Elletsville, Ind.,
who sends us three new subscribers, writes us
that F. D. Matthews Post, No. 108, organized
last November with twenty-four charter mem
bers, now numbers thirty-four. Tho Post has
held two Camp-fires, both of which proved suc
cessful, both financially and socially. It has
organized a Ladies' Aid Society, with forty
members, and also a Camp of tho Sons of
Veterans, which wero mustered on tho 7th
inst The following aro the officers of the
Post: Commander, Peter Z. Matthews; S.V.C.,
Geo. W. Matson ; J. V. C, Wm. A. Matthews;
Chaplain, F. M. Stephenson; Surgeon, J. N.
Presby; O. D., N. E. Matson; O. G., William
Panly; Q. M., J. Eakin; Adj't, James Marks
berry. A comrndo writes us from West Point, Ind.,
ns follows: Please insert an item for tho bene
fit of Post No. 39, of this place. It is small,
but is growing steadily ; it is composed of com
rades who wero never sick when tho long roll
beat. Wo held a number of very interesting
entertainments during tho winter. Tho people
have patronized us liberally and speak well of
us as a Post Comrade Vermillion donated to
the Post a largo and beautiful flag, which was
formally presented at our Camp-fire on tho
evening of March 21st Surgeon Hunt, who is
a comrade of our Post, and who served four
years and seven months during the lato un
pleasantness, will deliver tho address on Me
Comrade Geo. W. Armstrong, who sends us
fivo new subscribers, writes us thatC. W. Heath
Post, No. 109, East Enterprise. Ind.. mustered
f last October, now has twenty-six tried and true
members and tho following officers: Com
mander, James Simpson; S. V. C, Joel L.
Davis; J. V. C, Crawford Miller; Adj't, E. S.
Eiclimond ; Q. M., A. J., Works ; O. D., B. Van
ord ; Chaplain, Ira Hunt; Surg., Dr. John Van
Osad. Ten recruits will bo mustered at the
next meeting. The Post is named after a
worthy soldier who died from the effect of a
wound received in Georgia.
Comrade F. W. Kellogg, Bluffton, Ind.,
writes us that BluiTton Post, No. 33, held a
rousing Camp-fire on the evening of the 19th
inst, at which tho hearts of many old soldiers
wero mado happy, and a number of recruits
obtained. An Encampment next fall of ten of
the surrounding Posts is talked of, at which,
battalion drill, dress parade, guard mount, &c,
will bo indulged in. Tho wholo will wind up
tho second JLay with, a rousing soldiers' Ee
union. Comrade M.Bassett,Walcottville, Ind., writes,
under dato of the 15th inst, that Chas. Tyler
Post, No. 141, has thirty-five active members,
and tho following are tho officers : Commander,
W. F. Whitmer; S. V. C, M. Westler; J. V. C,
J. Tuck; O. D., M. Bassett; Surg., F. H.
Broughton ; Chap., H. Y. Hamlin ; Q. M., Chas.
A. Pardee; O. G., Jacob Fair; Adj't, Henry
Hamlin ; I. S., Wm. Slagel.
Comrade Wm. F. Mullen, Nottingham, Ind.,
writes us that ho has secured ten signatures to
nn application for tho muster of a new Post at
that place. Comrade Mullen was a member of
Co. A, Eighty-fourth Indiana V. I., and was
ono of "Pap" Thomas' boys.
Commander W. F. Whitman, Waicottvillo,
Intl., writes us that Charles Tyler Post, No.
141, which w-asreccntly organized at that nlace.
now has a membership of thirty-five, with a
prospect; ot a large increase.
Comrade Jacob D. Skclton, Princeton, Ind.,
writes us that Archer Post, of that place, is
Williams Post, No. 25, Watseka, HI., was re
organized and mustered last Thursday ovening,
April 12, 1883, by Captain Edwin Winter, of
Danville, assisted by tho following comrades:
W. C. Tuttle, sheriff of Vermilion county; E.
C. Hoi ton, A. C. Bristow, W. H. Newlin, all of
Konesaw Post, No. 77, Danvillo, 111.; A. H.
Trego, Commander of Harmon Post; D. A.
Bingamou, J.S. Powell, J. M.Sabin and Arthur
Eeese, all of Harmon Post, No. 115, Hoopeston,
HI. Tho following officers wero elected and
installed: Commander, M. H. Peters; S. V. C,
Abram Andrew; J. V. C, S. C. Mnuhall ; Adj't,
Alex. L. Whitehall; Q. M., Henry A. Butzow;
Surg., D. L. Jewott; Chap., C. C. Gilbert; O.
L, Bcnj. F. Price ; O. G., Francis Branden
burg; S. M., T. S. Arnold; Q. M. S., James A.
Montgomery. After tho ceremonies of muster -
in and installation, the now Post escorted tho
visiting brethren to tho Williams Houso, where
a sumptuous banquet had been spread, of which,
tho party partook with, a rolish.
Comrado J. S. Oswalt, Smithfield, HI., writes
tis as follows : Inclosed itfcaso find $2 for two
now subscriptions to The Tkibune. I first saw
your paper about a year ago, at which timo I
took very little interest in and know but very
little about tho general workings of tho Grand
Army. Constant reading, howover, of The
Tribune opened my eyes, and I recruited a
jl-osc ac mis piace, Known as Augustm Post, No.
xv t, on mo igm ot juarcu, with ten charter
members. Wo now numbor about twenty and
aro mustering from throe to fivo now mombers
at each meeting. Wo hopo to be forty strong
by Decoration Day. I am ono of tho unfortun
ates who wear tho empty sleove, having lost
my loft arm on tho, march to tho sea, at North
Edisto Eivor, S. C, February 12, 1865, when I
was a member of company F, Fifth regiment,
O. V. I. You may rest assured that my heart
is in tho work of The Tmbune and tho Grand
Comrade E. Eynearson, Brimfield, HI., writes
us as follows : Or. L. Fort Po3t, No. 177, which
was organized in January last, is in a flourish
ing condition. The boys aro all in good sprits
and sanguino of success. Wo havo secured a
commodious room for Post meetings, which is
being fitted up and furnished in a neat and ap
propriate manner. Every comrado is a ro
cruitiug officer, and ns a result wo have soma
twelvo applications already ponding, aud sev
eral others aro expecting to filo applications
soon. Wo expect to numbor forty and over in
side of a year from tho dato or our organiza
tion. Our Commander is wide awako, and tho
cry is "Onward, boys!" until every ox-Union
soldior is gathered into our ranks. Wo expect
to raise a club of subscribers for The Tribune
soon. Some of tho boys already tako it, and
consider it tho best soldiers' paper out
Comrado H. E. Wyninger writes us that St
Joseph Post, No. 220, St. Joseph, 111., was mus
tered on tho 14th inst, with twouty-nino char
tor members, by District Mustering Ofllcor
Francis M. Wright, assisted by Comrade J. H.
Bonford, of Urbana Post, No. 129. Tho follow
ing aro tho officers : Commander, S. C. Fox;
S. V. C, John Caily ; J. V. C, David Peabody ;
y. iu., xt. jj. renny; ourg., ur. w. a. Sims;
Chap., W. W. O'Brien; Adj't, L. E. Stevenson;
O. D., V. J. Gallion; O. G., H. E. Wvninser:
S. M., John Drcssback; Q. M. S., Burr Glass
cock. Comrado E. Q. Thompson, Pinckneyville,
HI., writes us that Post No. 219 was mustered
at that place on tho 12th inst. by 3Iustcring
Officer G. S. Parks, with thirty charter mem
bers. The following officers were elected and
installed: Commander, J. P. Cowens; S. Y.C.,
E. Q. Thompson; J. V. C, M. C. Edwards;
Chap., Wm. J. McGadigan ; Surg., H. P. Hun
senger; Q. M., W. M. Breese; Adj't, C. H.
Eowc; O. D.,W. T. Cnnningham ; O.G.,G.W.
D. Naugle; S. M., W. F. Fallon; Q.M.S.,W. A.
Comrade John Kennedy writes us thatHarley
Wayne Post, No. 167, Marengo, 111., was mus
tered on the evening of the 29th of December,
1882, with eighteen charter members, and tho
officers aro as follows : Commander, IraE. Cur
tis; S. V. C, John Kennedy; J. V. C, Benj.
Parkor; Q. M., W. H. Sanders; O. D.f A.D.
Steadman ; O. G., Amos J. Bovington ; Adj't,
Chas. Strickland; Q."M. S.,WilfredMa!lory; S.
M., Charles Church. The Post now has iifty
fonr comrades, and seven recruits ready for
Comrado H. H. Brittain, Commander Post
No. 147, Chestnut, IilSg who sends us three new
subscribers, writes usthat the Post, which was
mustered last September with thirteen charter
members, now numbers twenty-eight, with
eight applications pending. On the Sth inst,
Commander Brittain, with a detachment of his
Post, visited Post No. 203, at Mount Pulaski,
and assisted in the initiation of five comrades.
Comrade John S. Johnston, Hudson, 111.
writes us that Hudson Post, No. 165, of that
place, is thriving finely. New recruits are
steadily coming in and there are four applica
tions for mnster at tho next meeting. He adds :
I consider The Tribune a valuable auxiliary
in tho work of organizing new Posts of the
Grand Army. It is, indeed, a whole Army
Comrade J. A. Larimer, Arrowsmith, Mc
Lean county, HI., writes us that Commander
A. T. Ives, assisted by several members of Post
No. 15, of that place, recently mustered a new
Post at Colfax, 111., with twenty charter mem
bers. Comrado E. B.Hancock, Bloomington, HI.,
writes us that Post No. 146, of that place, mus
tered in eleven new recruits at its last meet
ing. On the 12th inst. itgavc a Camp-fire, which
was a great success in every respect.
Comrade A. M. Holt, Detroit, Chief Mustering
Officer Department of Michigan, writes us on the
17th inst. as follows : I have the pleasure to in
form you that Fairbanks Post, No. 17, of Detroit,
had tho honor, Wednesday evening, April 11th,
to initjate Col. J. Sumner Eogers, principal of
Orchard Lake Military School, who came forty
miles for that purpose. He is trying to induce
the State Legislature to appropriate a certain
sum of money each year for the purpose of
educating a number of young men at tho Mili
tary. Academy. If this bill should pass, I would
suggest that it would be nothing more than
right for those making the appointments to
tako tho sons of men who freely gave their
lives for our dear old flag. Tho ex-soldiers of
Wyandotte, Mich., have called a public meet
ing for Tuesday evening, April 17th, for the
purpose of organizing a Grand Army Post, and
I have the assurance that there will be a Post
formed there, which will be in good working
order and ready to observe our next Memorial
Day. I can assure you that our next Memorial
Day will be observed, more thoroughly through
this Department than it ever was before.
Comrade E. W. Surby, Battle Creek, Mich.,
writes us as follows: Farragut Post, of this
place, is in ahealthy condition, physically, men
tally and financially. The social dances every
two weeks, under the management of Comrades
Bonnett, Eussell and Boliver, are very popular
and a decided success. This Post has a gain of
forty-two members since January 1st, 1SS3.
We now number 117 members, with eleven ap
plications on file. It was decided last meeting
to produce tho play, " The Union Spy," on the
evenings of tha 27th and 2Stli of this mouth,
at a cost of about $150. I will state here for
the benefit of any Michigan soldiers who may
reside in any of tho States in tho Union that
they are entitled to a history of the Michigan
troops during the late rebellion, which they
can Gbtain by addressing a letter and inclosing
a stamp to Adjutant-General Eoberts, of Lans
ing, Mich., for blanks and instrucions. Your
paper has been the medium through which I
have found three old army comrades.
Comrade E. S. Moulton, to whom The Trib
une sent blanks for the establishment of a Post
at Belding, Mich., in response reports that Dan
S. Boot Post, No. 126, was mustered there on
the 14th inst with twenty charter members by
Commander D. C. Crawford, assisted by A. S.
Bunnell, O. D., and F. C. Lincoln, acting O.G.,
all of Dresser Post, No. 1D0. The following
officers were elected and installed: Commander,
F. E. Chase; S. V. C, Z. W. Gooding; J. V. C,
W.Locke; Ad'jt, E. S. Moulton; Q.M., J.S.
Gago; Surgeon, A. Curtiss; Chaplain, G. Wake-
man; O.D., J. W. Cooper; O. G., W.E. Olds;
S. M., Fred Lownds; Q. M. S., S. Z. Durkee.
Comrado Eobert Anderson, Commander of
Billy Begolo Post, No. 127, Maple Eapids,
Mich., an account of whose recent institution
appeared in The Tribune, sends us a letter of
Gov. J. W.Begole, of that State, father of Lieut.
Begolc, who fell in the Atlanta campaign, ac
knowledging the honor done by naming thePost
after hisson and requesting that tho Post select
and accept from him a handsome flag.
Comrado James P. Taylor, Colon, Mich.,
writes us, under dato of tho 17th inst., that a
Post would bo established at that place on Sat
urday, the 21st inst
Commander H. P. Person writes us that
Post No. 13, Eeedsburg, Wis., had ono of its
popular Camp-fires on the 16th inst. After an
enjoyable literary musical entertainment came
a genuine old army supper of sow belly, beans,
&c. The Post has secured Comrade W. Wood
ward, member of Congress elect of tho district
and Commander of the Post at La Crosse, as
orator on Decoration Day.
Comrado William Copeland, Morning Sun,
Iowa, writes us that Blake Post, No. 114, mus
tered three months ago with twenty-two mem
bers, now has thirty-two. A short time ago
tho Post gavo a festival in London Hall for the
benefit of tho relief fund, which, proved a most
Comrado Harvoy Smith, Commander Eobert
Anderson Po3t, No. 63, Waterloo, Iowa, writes
us that tho Post now numbers 119 members,
with forty elected and twelvo applications
awaiting consideration. Tho Post produced
the play of ",Tho Union Spy" on the 12th, 13th
and 14th insts.
Comrado S. C. Baxter, Eedfield, Iowa, who
sends us two new subscribers, writes us that
Marshall Post, No. 43, of that place, now has
forty-seven members, and is in a highly pros
perous condition. Tho oldest comrade in tho
Post is eighty years of ago, and the youngest
D. H. Hutchins, Algona, Iowa, who sends us
ten new subscribers, writes us thai; a Post is
about to be established at that placo.
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Tho annual Camp-fire of Lytlo Post, No. 32,
Fort Scott, Kas., which, took placo at tho
Opora Houso on tho 19th inst. tho anniversary
of tho battlo of Lexington, of Eevolutionary
fame was a grand event Tho business part
of tho city was decorated with flags and bunt
ing in honor of tho occasion. Department
Commander Anderson and a largo number of
comrades other than those belonging to tho
Post woro present. Tho following was tho
programme: "Tho Star Spangled Banner"
soprano, Miss Effio Havens ; pianist, Miss Mell
Salleo; cornetist, Mr. J. Prothero. Address,
by General T. J. Anderson. Song, "Marching
Through Georgia," by "Modocs" and "Coyotes."
Address, by General G. C. Eogers. Quartette,
"Moonlight on tho Lake," soprano, Mrs. J. M.
Linibocker; alto, Miss I. Curns; tonor, Mr.
Meeker; bass, Mr. C. Goodlander; pianist, Mr.
W. H. Meeker. Address, by Hon. Judgo
Burton. Song, by "Modocs." Drill, (young
ladic3 in costume,) by tho Broom Brigade.
" Tenting on tho Old Camp Ground," by "Mo
docs" and "Coyotes." Quartette, "Marseil
laise Hymn," soprano, Miss EfSo Havens;
alto, Mrs. M. Heine; tenor, J. C. Cuth
bortson; bass, C, Goodlander; pianist, Miss
irell Sallee. "General William H. Lytic,1
by Chaplain B. Hudson. "Carve Dat 'Pos
sum," by "Modocs." White Cockade, by Drum.
Corps. After the entertainment at the Opera
House the " Modocs "and Drum Corps serenaded
the Monitor and Miss Carrie Collins, of East
Fort Scott, rendering some delightful music.
The party wa3 then banqueted by members oi
Lytic Post at John Lucas' Gulf Kestaurant.
After the bannnet. Vnt.iin Tmr WntoTa nf
the Broom Brigade, Colonel Stadden, Captain.
xianea auu ur. Jtiepier were serenaded.
Comrade S. P. Burnell, Clay Centre, Kas
who has sent us twenty-one new subscribers in.
all and says he intends to -Send enough to se
cure a complete library for his Post, writes ua
that on Saturday, April 14th, tho anniversary
of the attack on Fort Sumter, the Post mus
tered twelve new recruits and has still thirteen
applications pending. It now has a member
ship 192, although organized in July last with
only fifteen members, and the comrades expect
to go to Denver 350 strong.
Comrade T. P. Murphy' writes U3 that Buford
Post, No. , organized and mustered at Hal
stead, Kas., Saturday evening, March. 31st,
with twenty-five charter members, has tho
following officers : Commander, Thos. Wilson r
S. V. C, Geo. W. Swcescy ; J. V. C, J. A. Com-
mons; Adj't, T. P. Murphy; Q. M., George W.
Dalton; Surg., Dr. A.J. Miller; Chaplain, B.
C.Swartz; O. D., James Eyan; O. G., Wnu
Dalton; S.M., H. D. Markel; Q.M.S.,W.C.
Comrado Calvin F.Vaughn, who sends ua
two new subscribers, writes us that James
Shield Post, No. 57, of Wellington, Kas.,
although organized but a year ago, now num
bers sixty-seven members and ha3 several
applications for muster on filo. During tho
last winter the Post pioduced a play, which,
netted it about $70, and since then has been,
very much alive to work. On the first of May
it will hold its first Camp-firo.
De Long Post, No. 103, St. John, Kan., re
cently had a rousing Camp-fire, at which tho
comrades made speeches, told war reminis
cences and sang songs. Arrangements wero
put on foot looking towards making some
preparations for part of the workings of the
Post to be conducted at Stafford and York
townships. The National Tjubune was
voted to be the true friend of the soldier, and
it was made the official paper of the Post
Comrade P. McKenna writes us that he wa3
mustered out of company A, Merrill's Horse,
veteran volunteer cavalry, in September, 1S65,
and in March, 1833, he again buckled on his
sabre and was mustered into George Ellis Post
No. 171, Ellis, Kas. The Post is making exten
sive preparations for the National Encamp
ment It is in a flourishing condition and has
a number of applications on file.
Comrade J. E. Carter writes us that John A
DixPost; No. 59, Columbus, Kas., now numbers
fifty-three members and is making active prep
aration for tho celebration of Memorial Day
at Baxter Springs. Senator Plumb and other
distinguished persons are expected to be pres
ent, to participate in the ceremony.
Comrade A. T. Giague, who has been chosen
by this Post correspondent to The Tribune,
writes us that Eobert Anderson Post, No. 32, of
York, together with the general public, enjoyed
a rare treat on the 13th inst. in the address of
Major-General O. O. Howard on the battle of
Gettysburg. The Post held its last installation,
open to the public, and it was succeeded by a
rousing Camp-fire. The Opera Hall wa3
crowded, and the boys were in their best mood.
Comrade Wycoff opened the Camp-fire exer
cises with an excellent speech, in which he
very clearly set forth, the objects of the Order
of the G. A. E., and the very many influences
which have established a fraternity of feeling
between the soldiers of the last Avar. Theso
meetings have done much, to awaken an inter
est in the Order and to remove outside preju
dice. The old members are dressing up in line,
candidates are coming in for enlistment, and
Eobert Anderson Post has the promise of a
long and effective lease of life.
Comrade Geo. H. B. Hall, Denver, CoL, writes
us that Phil. Kearney Post, No. 19, of that
place, Major Downing, Commander, now ha3
seventy members and twenty applications on
file. It is expected that the Post will number
200 by next July. At tho last meeting. Gen
eral Stimpson, Department Commander.with his
staff and council, visited the Post and passed a
pleasant hour or two in speech-making, telling;
Proposed Brigade Hennlon.
At a Eeunion of the Forty-sixth. Ohio volun
teer infantry, held near Columbus. Ohio, last
fallrthe propriety of endeavoringto bring about
a Eeunion of the old Second brigade way
agitated, and resulted in the appointment of a
committee, consisting of D. Halderman, chair
man, and C. C. Walcutt, of Columbus, and H.
J. Budd. of Pleasantville, Iowa, to tako steps
in this direction. On the 13th hist, this com
mittee, whoso headquartera are at Columbus,
issued a circular to the survivors of the Second
brigade, Fourth division, Fifteenth Army Corps,
which contains the following:
Feeling that this same desire will he shared by
our late connfaclcs In anas, we take this-way of
making known this our action in the matter,. with,
the hope and expectation that it wilt meet with a
similar response from, the rest of the Tegmenta.
In order, however, to further the object in. view,
we take the liberty of snsKcstin;; the propriety of
holding a preliminary meeting: at some inter
mediate point say at Chicago. HI., on tho 20th of
July next, at the Grand Pacific Ifotcl, of repre
sentatives from tho different commands, for tho
purpose of jointly considering the project, anil, if
it be deemed expedient, to then fix the date and
place for the Reunion, and appoint committees to
successfully carry ont the programme. Itia ardently
desired to hear from you. at once upon this subject,
and to have your opinion in reference thereto; also
to know whether the above named time and placo
for the preliminary meeting snits your conveni
ence, and whether you may be expected to be
there. We cannot but indulge the feeling tha va.
will be heartily seconded in this undertaking, and
that it will lead to an occasion of great joy and
satisfaction to us all.
Tha National Eenalon at Colcmbrcs.
The National Eeunion of ex-soldiers and
sailors of the late war, which, will take placo
at Columbus, Ohio, on the 2-ith, 25th, 2Cth and
27th of next July promises to be the largest
and grandest affair of it3 kind ever held in
this country. The central location of Colum
bus and its accessibility by rail makes it a de
sirable point for a large gathering of this char
acter. Invitations have been oxtended to the
President and his Cabinet, Vice-President,
Speaker of the House, Generals Sherman, Sheri
dan, Grant, Pope, Hancock, Logan, Eosecrans,
Butler, McDowell, McCIcllan, Slckeis, Buell,
Hazcn and other distinguished soldiers; to tho
governors of all tho States and many others.
Many acceptances havo been received. Tho
Eeunion will be held on the fair ground, which
comprises several hundred acres beandfully
shaded. The programme will include many of
the features of the Eeunion of three years ago.
A hearty invitation is extended to every ex
soldier and sailor to bo present.
Tho Army of tho Potomac llannlon.
Anew schedule of excursion rates by tho
Pennsylvania ILailroad and its branches for
the Eeunion of the Array of tho Potomac, to
to held hero next month, has been adopted.
The round-trip faro from the points mentioned
wiUboas follows: Altoona, Pa., $10. tO; Balti
more, Md., $1.63 ; Chester, Pa., $5.60 ; Canan
daigua, N. Y., $13.20; Elmira, N.Y., $11.60;
Erie, Pa., $17.60; HarrIsburg,Pa..$5J0; New
York, $9.S0; Philadelphia, $6.10; Princeton, N.
X, $$.05; Pittsburg, $12.75; Trenton, N. J.,
$7.-15; Warren, Pa., $15.80; York, Fa., $3.90.
In case any considerable number of vcterana
desiro to visit Gettysburg durhi? the Keuniou,
Mr. John B. Baehehler, the historian, has
volunteered to accompany them and act aa
Can federate Memorial Day in Atlanta.
To-day will be appropriately observed in
Atlanta, Georgia, as Confederate Memorial Day
There will be a procession from tho capltol to
the cemeteTy. The military will parade and
also tho Knights Templar. Captain Harry
Jackson and Captain John Millcdgc will mako
Tha Xash-riUa Military Drill.
Fifty-fivo infantry companies, five batteries
of artillery and several noted military banda
of music from different parts of tho United
States havo entered for a competitive drill at
Nashville, Tcun., on May 21. The military
will be encamped on. an elevated jlaia, tw
miles west of the city, in tanu.