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tial music and led by the famous Cook
girls' drill corps, the members of the
band, attired in red, white and blue
uniforms, added a touch of oolor- to the
oncoming line and received the hearty
applause of the spectators.
Former Governor S. R. Van Sant, as
marshal of the parade, was the first
veteran in the line of march, and his
appearance was the signal for an out
burst of the pent-up enthusiasm of the
watchers. He was accompanied by
General Fred B. Wood, adjutant-gen
eral of the national guard in Minne
sota, and the regimental staff officers
of the Minnesota national guard.
The Commander Passes.
As the mounted members of the mar
shal 's staff passed by the watching
crowd, a mighty cheer which swept
along the line of march from the ren
dezvous to the reviewing stand, an
nounced the coming of "Corporal"
James Tanner, commander-in-chief of
the veteran hosts of the G. A. B.
Commander Tanner occupied a carriage
with Archbishop Ireland, and the two
men received the undivided attention
of the passersby. The commander
and the archbishop rode with heads
bared, acknowledging special bursts of
enthusiasm by bowing to the cheering
The commander-in-chief was escorted
by fifty members of the Columbia post
or Chicago, dressed in neat blue uni
forms, and wearing white helmets.
Following the commander-in-chief
came a carriage conveying John Twee
dale, adjutant-general of the Grand
Army, and William P. Rogers, assist
ant adjutant-general. Frank A. Butts,
chief-of-staff and senior aide de camp,
mounted on a spirited horse, and the
staff of the commander-in-chief. Among
the men in this division were George
"W. Cook, senior vice commander S..H.
Towler, junior vice commander: Hugo'
Philler, surgeon general M. J. Cum
mings, inspector general Charles
A. Clarke, judge advocate general, and"
J. Henry Holoomb, assistant quarter-"
The Flag Passes.
The colors of the national organiza
tion, borne by Eben Kneeland, official
color-bearer, was the signal for a wild
welcome from the watching crowd.
The aides to the commander-in-chief,
mounted to a man and fifty strong, fol
lowed General Butts and his staff and
Then came the seven members of the
executive committee of the national
council, riding together and forming the
rear guard for the national comman
dery. All the members of this commit
tee were in line, Thomas W. Scott,
John W. Hersev, L. W. Collins, Philip
Cheek, Charles E. Foote, Cleveland Til
den and M. B. V. Ives.
Commanded by Edwin H. Buck. Aide,
Colonel 0, E. Johnson. Total number
veterans, 1,550. Number of posts rep
resented, fifteen. Number of bands and
drum corps, ten.
Illinois, first to organize a department
of the Grand Army and holding the
place of honor at the head of the vet
erans, was represented in the parade
by 1,550 old soldiers. Of the 700 posta
in Illinois, 450 were represented in
today's parade, altho only ten marched
in post formation.
Following the headquarters party
down the line of march, the Illinois
-veterans were the first of the state
representatives to pass in review he*
fore the crowds and the ovation wh*
greeted themwas a handsel tri^^e
to the deeds of the Illinois soldiers'.
The Illinois department was headed
by Edwin H. Buch, department com
mander, with his staff. The depart
mental colorswere borne by J. E. Mason
of Lake county, who rode in a carriage
at the head of the Illinois line.
Post No. 1 of Rockford, 125 strong,
led by Colonel J. B. Lawler, headed
the Illinois delegation. The post was
accompanied by its own fife and drum
In numbers, Thomas post, No. 5, of
Chicago, carried off first honors for
Illinois, 150 veteran members of the
post carrying red, white and blue canes
participating in the march.
At the head of Polo post, No. 84,eyes,
marched Chauncey Pemberton, attired
as Uncle Sam and accompanying the
famous Shiloh battle flag.
With Illinois, too, was L. D. Howe of
Streator, the youngest soldier of the
civil war, who enlisted June 5, 1861,
when his age was 10 years, 9 months
and 8 days.
Commanded by J. M. Jewett of Fox
Lake. Aide, Major George H. Lambert.
Total number of veterans, 3,000. No.
of posts represented, 38. No. of bands
or drum corps, 21.
Wisconsin, led by Department Com
mander J. M. Jewett, mustered 3,000
veterans, and made one of the longest
displays of the parade. With Com
mander Jewett was Adjutant General
Thanks to its nearness to the scene
of action, the badger state had many
posts in line as organizations.
Wolcott post of Milwaukee, 127
strong, acted as the escort of Com
mander Jewett. O. H. Pierce was in
command and the post was headed by
the Madison band. C. A. Sercomb car
ried th*e colorB.
Eagle post of Eau Claire was one of
the most conspicuous in the department.
Carried aloft upon its standard was a
stuffed eagle, representing "Old Abe,"
whose stuffed body was destroyed in
the burning of the state capitol. T. J.
Hill, who carried "Old Abe" thru the
war, carried the standard. Mr. Hill
still bears scars on his left cheek made
by "Old Abe," who was very much
alive in the stirring days of the war.
Captain Victor Wolf, wno commanded
Company of the "Eagle" regiment,
fell in with his old command, tho he
has been confined to his bed. John W.
Ganes of Fox Lake, was in command
of the post. B. H. Chute of Minneap
olis, and Steve Stewart of Brainerd,
who followed "Old Abe" to battle,
followed "Abe, Jr.," in the parade.
One hundred and thirty men were in
line. Colonel E. M. Bartlett of the
30th Wisconsin, also followed the
Wilson Colwell post of La Crosse, un
der Colonel J. M. Holley, lined up
seventv strong R. A. Nichols post, of
River Falls, under C.' G. Knowles,
marched sixty-seven strong, headed by
representations of Uncle Sam and Min
Survivors of the Twenty-ninth Wis
consin infantry marched under com
mand of Captain C. A. Holmes and
Captain O. C. Bissell. John Flynn post
of La Crosse, marched under G. Jenkw
and John M. Hawley, led the Wilson
Colwell post of the same city. Lieuten
ant George Brown of the First Wiscon*
sin cavalry, carried a rebel ball and led
.fifty of his old command. Robert Chi
vas post of Milwaukee, marched twen
ty-five strong, under John Abert. B. J.
Humphrey post of New Richmond,
twenty-five strong, marched under E.
Hand. Baraboc had 175 men in line
Cardott post was led by its own drum
corps. The Thirty-second Wisconsin
infantry lined up seventy-five strong,
under Lieutenant B. Xi. Cornish.
VETERANS OF THE FAMOU8 NORTH STAR REGIMENT READY TO MARCH.
Commanded by James Bloom of Alle
City aide. Lieutenant Georgo W.:
lulaney. Total number of veterans.
1863. Number of posts, 25. Number of
bands or drum.corps, 15.
Pennsylvania was one of the largest:
contributors of troops for the civil war.
Accordingly the keystone state has ever
since been sending some of the largest
delegations to G. A. R. national en
campments. Today Pennsylvania had
1868 men in line, representing 248 dif
ferent posts. The men marched in a
solid column, starting with the men of
post No. 1 and ranging back in numeri
cal order, the men of each post being
kept together as much as possible.
The Pennsylvania column was headed
by Major John Kirk of Harrisburg with
the state colors. Major Kirk has car
ried the state colors at national en
campments for a dozen yatirs. At
rear of the division marched Patrick
Bane of Washington county, Pennsyl
vania, a veteran feet 1 inch tall, who
looked much taller by reason of wear
ing a high silk hat. By Jiia^ side
marched a little veteran barely 'pyjer 5
feet in height. 1.-.^,.-,
"Those two demonstrate that Penn
sylvania's veterans come from all
grees of men, from the high and the
low," is the way one old soldier put it.
Commanded by George A. Harmon
aide, Captain W. E. Steele. Total num
ber veterans, 2,500. Number of posts,
600. Number of bands or drum corps,
Ohio made a strong showing. With
fifteen past department commanders in
line behind the commander's stafft .one
of whom,' B. B. Brown, is a candidate
for commander-in-chief, the record, was
Past Cototmande^in-Chief ^Johni
of Toledo was a notable figure.
Memorial post, No. 141, of Cleveland,
M. B. Rodgers commander, followed the
post commmanders with 300 men. It
was preceded by the Queen City band
of Minneapolis and Memorial post's
own drum corps.
Several of the veterans attracted, at
tention by carryingsstrings of buck
ets. Adjutant J. W. Bogers, mount
ed, carried an enormous buckeye
which he has carried in sixteen pa
rades. Aide Bichard "H. Dut, colored,
Veteran post No. 5, Dayton, carried
300 buckeyes on strings. He is a vet
eran of the Fifth United States heavy
artillery. Budolph Kernen of Cincin
nati post. No. 67, carried a lot of buck
and John Tissane of Cincinnati,
junior vice commander of the. depart
ment, had the biggest display, carry
ing 600 strung across his shoulder.
Commanded by John S. Maxwell, de
partment commander Major C. T.
Spear, aide. Total number veterans,
835. Number of posts represented, 2.
Number of bands or drum corps, 1.
New York's showing was especially
strong. All the commanders declare
that it is the best made by the empire
state veterans in five years. In, line
there were 835 men who had served
their country in its extremity. They
came from all over New York and,rep
resented an indefinite number of G/A.
There wete but two posts that
marched as posts. These were E. S.
Young post, No. 33, of Amsterdam, and
Rourke post, No. 1, of Rochester. The
other men in line marched simply as
members of the New York department.
The New York contingent was
headed by Pike's Peak drum corps and
band, an organization of twenty pieces.
The department was under the command
of John S. Maowell, department com
mander, assisted by Assistant Adjutant
General William F. Miller, Assistant
Quartermaster General Frank C. Jones
and Isadore Isaacs, chief of staff. There
wt.re no especial decorations except that
each man wore a spray of yellow gol
denglow, presented by'members of the
Women's Relief corps.
Commanded by V. F. McNeal. Aide,
Major Nicholson. Total number vet
Connecticut was first in the sixth
division, with Department Commander
V. F. McNeal at its head. There were
forty veterans in the parade, none of
them marching as organizations.
Commanded by J. Payson Bradley.
Total number veterans, 120. Number
of posts represented, one. Number of
bands or drum corps, one band, Bat
tery B. Minneapolis.
The department of "Massachusetts
was preceded by the full band of Bat
tery B.. N. G. S. M.. Department Com
mander J. Payson Bradley leading
the delegation, then followed Post No.
15 of Boston with twenty representa
tives, the only post represented as a
f)ost. One. hundred other veterans fol
Commanded by Alfred Atkins, de
partment .commander. Total number
New Jersey was commanded by De-
commander Alfred Atkins,
he department was ^represented -by
fifty veterans, o,
Commanded by Frederick S. Walls,
Vinalhaven,-Me. Total number of vet
Th depaflgaaent of Maine made, a
ood showing of veterans, with the
three large flags waving above
them. C. B. Vinal. Vinalhaven, Me.,
was the bearer of a beautiful peace
flag, presented to the department by
Harry Wisender of Louisville, Ky an
ex-confederate and member of Mor
gan's cavalry. Frank Pullen of Cam
den, Me., carried the national colors
and Woster S. Vinal, Vinalhaven, the
department flag. Two officers were
present, Thomas G. Libby, Vinalhaven,
assistant adjutant general, and James
P. Armbrust, assistant quartermaster
general and three paBt department
commanders, James S. Merrick. Water
ville Wainwright Cushing, Foxcroft,
and William Z. Clayton. Bangor, who
the First Minnesota battery
all thru the war.
CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA
Commanded by W. O. Alberger, San
Francisco. Total number veterans,
The department of New Jersey had
presented the veterans of California
Nevada with a beautiful set of col
ors to replace those burned in the recent
Frisco disaster, and these appeared in
the parade today, the stars and stripes
in the hands of H. C. Anderson, Po
mona, Cal., and the department flag
raised on high by Levi. Garrett of
Fresno, Cal. The number of the little
band marching side by side was only
half of what would have appeared but
for the recent catastrophe. The aged
commander was accompanied by -the as
sistant adjutant general, John'H. Bob
erts of San Francisco, and a past- de-
partment commander, Charges T. Bice,
Commanded, by O. B. Warren, Boches
ter-TajtaS^fftoMr Veterans Forty,
Leadin* ttoe"battle*sM!sA warrior*,
of New Hampshire, was Frank C. Grants
of .Lancaster, 71 years of agej. who
passed 114 days* in Andersonville prison.
He held .the nationalr. colors on high',
and beside him was T. O. Leary of
Lakeville, Minn., .who marched with
his former department to carry its flag.
Another Minnesota man, Chaplain G.
A. Cressy of Newport, who served.with
the Thirteenth Minnesota in the' war
with Spain, marched with his comrades
of the First and Fourth New Hamp
shire infantry. The assistant adju
tant general, Frank Battles, of Concord,
Me., was there beside his commander.
Commanded by George L. Greene,
Providence, R. I.Total Number Vet
The veterans of the Rhode Island de
partment were accompanied by Walter
Scott, senior vice commander, John
Kenyon, junior vice commander, and
Philip S. Chase, assistant adjutant
general, all of Providence. Three past
department commanders, William E.
Stone and James S. Hudson of Provi
dence, and Charles P. Moies of Paw
tucket, marched along, urging their
comrades to present the same splendid
showing made in the years when they
commanded. The national colors, car
ried by John M. Burdick, Biverpoint,
were equally inspiring, and the naval
flag, borne by Thomas M. Johnson,
Providence, was the stimulus that
caused the naval veterans of Rhode
Island to march with their former jaun
Commanded by John A. Sheldon.
Total number of veterans. 212. Num
ber of bands or drum corps. 1.
Headed by its former brigadier gen
eral, L. A. Grant of Minneapolis, af
fectionately christened "Aunt Liddy"
by his men, the old Vermont Brigade''
marched over 200 strong. They were
headed by the Lindonville, Vti, band
of twenty-four pieces, in natty green
and white uniforms. Conspicuous in
the column was the famous triangular
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flag which the brigade carried thru
the waf. AH the ,*ineh^ 1$ Bite"ferried
the chafacteristacivcedarylmiga "of the
Green Mountain slate in' their -hats.
ed negroes," representativesv
Commanded by George PrechteL
Total number veterans, forty-five.
The forty-five veterans from Mary
land, carrying their wartime banners,
made a splendid showing.
General B. M. Bowerman, who com
manded the Second brigade of the
fifth division,' marched with the old
young boys in' spite of his gray hairs.
Other veterans in line were Senior Vice
Department Commfinaer John T.
Holmes, Juniof-^ice Department Com
mander Cyrus Sears, Adjutant General
J. A. Thompson.
Commanded by John R. Maxon. Aid,
Major Nicholson. Total number of vete
rans, 894. ^Number, of poats repre
sented, 18. Number of bands or drum
Headed by the venerable bugler, O.
C. Bell of Lincoln, with the instru
ment used by him during the war,
came Department No. 17, Nebraska.
Department Commander John R.
Maxon with his staff, senior aide, I.
B. Wambaugh,.Adjutant General C. M.
Parker and Governor J. H. Mickev,
led the column, numbering 394 men,
representing- 280 posts.
The department was accompanied by
the veteran drum corps from the Sol
diers' homo -at Grand Island, and. in
the ranks walked three of the original
members of the First Nebraska regi
ment: H. G. McMacken, William Chal
fant and John Hesse, who were mus
tered in at Omaha in 1861 and were
commanded by General M. Shayer.
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Commanded by James, B. Griswold.
Captain Kelly, aide. Total number vet
erans, 325. Number Of posts repre
sented, 1. Number of bands or drum
Michigan department was headed by
the Michigan departmental band.
Fairbanks pOst,- No.. 17 of Detroit was
the only jos wfcich marched as such.
With its fife and.drum corps it brought
up the rear of the .Michigan depart
Along with fthe
THE liONNEAPOttS JOURNAL August 15, 1906.
Commanded B: ^/EnWkiA.
tal number of veterans, 47.
Noticeable among the veterans
from Washington^ D. C,
Douglass post. ,The depart
ment was headed by Cominander B. P.
Entrikin, accompanied by Past Com
manders Judge ri. a. Kimball and
Major John McElroy.
VIBGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA.
Commanded by David R. Wilson.
Total number veterans, six.
Only a handful from Dixie land were
present, but they marched proudly with
out colors of insignia. E. Puller, com
mander of Dahlgren colored post of
Norfolk, was in fine.
fife and drum corps
of the Fairbanks posrcaine two of the
oldest men lin the department, John
Benjamin, who., plays the" fife, and M.
A,Jftrion, whetplays the bass, drum. Mr.
Wfiflpffi'W* .veieritf 70
Commanded by Commander O. A.
Clark aide, Major Pearson. Total
number of veterans, 2,058. No. of posts
represented, 5. Number of bands or
drum corps, 1 band, 1 drum corps.
The Iowa department turned out
strong fox the parade. Crocker post
No. 12 of Des Moines, in white hats
and gloves, marched at the head of the
department as escort "to Commander
Clark. The Ireton band preceded it as
Tho Iowa has 354 posts, most of her
veterans marched in other groups than
posts. Five posts appeared in a body.
The active management of the
partment devolved on General M.
Byers, former assistant adjutant gen
eral. Commander Clark marched on
foot with Assistant Adjutant General
George H. Newman.
Conspicuous in the. line was an Iowa
standard made of huge ears of corn,
arranged in the letters I-O-W-A. All
members wore corn-colored ribbon
badges, with Iowa in red.
Commanded by E. R. Brown, depart
ment commander aide Captain E. G.
Falk. Total number of veterans, 314.
Number of posts represented, 2. Num
ber of bands or drum corps, 1.
Indiana's contingent of 314 veter
ans was especially well supplied with
post flags and tattered war emblems
and their appearance was more than or
dinarily reminiscent of the days of '61-
'65. Department Commander E. R.
Brown was in comma'nd and he was as
sisted by E. R. Pesler, assistant adju
tant general and J. D. Gallaher, chief
The department was headed by In
diana Soldiers' and Sailors' Home band
from the state orphans' home of
Knightstown, Ind. This musical or-
Marshal and Staff Leading the Line
FORMER COVERKOfl 8. R- JjfANL AI*T, WITH HIS STAFF, WERE THE FIRSJ WAR VETERAN8 IN THE PARADE.
\Vr eoLLoy/ma THE POLICE- ESCORT^:. jV ,5. -nw,
doc Glee club of Topeka and the Kappt
He "Marched" on Wheels
WILL H, MASON OF MILWAUKEE, HAS BEEN PARALYZED FOR MANY
YEARS, BUT THI8 DOES NOT KBEP HIM FROM "MARCHING" WITH
THE OLD COMRADES.
ganization is made up of little chaps of
unusual musical ability. They were in
charge of S. Eldridge, bandmaster, and
delighted the crowds with their music
COLORADO AND WYOMING.
Commanded by L. O. Dana, depart
ment commander. Total number vet
erans, 156. Number of bands or drum
The department of Colorado and
Wyoming was especially fortunate in
having as the head of its column Cook's
famous band and drum oorps of Denver,
Col. There are eighty men and twen
tv-eight girls in this organization and
their red and yellow uniforms together
with their effective rendering of march
tunes and patriotic airs won enthusi
astic praise all along the line of march.
Aside from Commander Dana the de
partment was officered by I. H. Burt,
assistant adjutant general Dr. F. O.
Burdick, medical director, was also in
line and ready for emergencies, altho
his professional services were not
needed. The men from the west re
ceived penerous applause for their cor
rect alignment and military bearing.
Parade1st add 13th Div kop
Commanded by P. H. Coney, Topeka.
Aide, Captain W. J. Murphy.. Total
number of veterans. 500. Number of
represented, 25. Number of
and or drum corps, 5.
Kansas, with 500 veterans in line,
made a splendid showing. Wearing
sunflowers in coat lapels and carrying
canes decked with sunflowers the men
from the "jayhawk" state made one
of the best displays of the day.
P. H. Coney of Topeka, a candidate
for the leadership of the Grand Army,
headed the Kansans and every one of
the Kansas veteran^, wore a Corey
Commanded by Lewis Cooper of Wil
mington. Total number of veterans, 15,
Number of posts represented, 4.. Num
ber of bands or drum corps, none.
Delaware's delegation in the Grand
parade was limited to 15 vet
but the handful of Delaware men
were given as hearty a reception by
the crowd as if they had come to Min
neapolis, a thousand strong.
Six of the Delaware men came from
Wilmington but there were no post dis
tinctions and the Delaware fifteen
marched shoulder to shoulder under the
Commanded by Homer Sutcliffe of
Portland. Total number veterans, twen
Twenty-seven men marched in line
representing the G. A. R. veterans of
'Oregon. Among this number it is in
teresting to note was R. V. Pratt, as-
sistant ddjutant general of his state,
and sixteen years ago assistant quar
termaster of the Minnesota department.
Commanded by George T. Grimstead.
Total number veterans, 123. Number
drum corps, one.
Kentucky had no posts marching as
separate organizations in the line of
march. The Kentuckians marched in
one body as a state division, headed by
their own drum corps.
Commanded by Thomas M. Mills, New
Martinsville. Total number veterans,
No division made more noise along
the line of march than did the com
parative handful of veterans from West
Virginia, These men hauled with them
the famous Custer-memorial cannon, a
brass two-pounder which has become
famous in past national encampments.
There are an even dozen men in the
West Virginia division who were with
Custer in the civil war. They were
designated from others marching by red
scarfs tied around one arm. The Ous
ter cannon is cast entirely from war
relics. These include army spears,
eagles, bugles, army spurs, seventy belt
buckles, four pounds of brass buttons,
thirteen spoons, 4 pounds harness
trimmings, thirteen spoons, three gold
dollars, etc.. The cannon was in charge
of James Trox, now of Newcastle, Pa.,
but a member of the G. A. R. post at
Parkeraburg, W. Va. He has had per
sonal charge of the field-piece for twen
ty-one national encampments past, twen
ty-two state reunions and three regi
mental meetings. Along the line of
march Trax fired sixty rounds of am
munition. Trax is not only proud of
the cannon, which he looks on as almost
his personal property, but also of his
gunstick. This stick waB made from
a limb shot into the ground by a shell
at Gettysburg, and then sproutea.
Gamma Clay.Center band, and fife and
drum corps were scattered at intervals
thru the line. The Lincoln post fife
and drum corps was one of the largest
musical organizations of the character
Lincoln post, No. 1, of Topeka, had
200 men in line and made a splendid
showing. Pour members of the post
drew the famous "Billy Sherman"
howitzer the length of the march. The
gun has been prominent in Grand Army
parades since 1866.
Commanded by J. M. Williams. Total
number veterans, 324. Number of
posts, three. Number of bands or
drum corps, one.
Three Missouri posts marched in line
in separate bodies, all three being of
St. Louis, Blair post, No. 1, Azendabble
No. 13 and Banson No. 131. Blair
post was accompanied by a drum corps.
The other veterans of Missouri not in
the posts, marched as one body under
the state colors.
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15th DIVISION 7
Commanded by N. I. Lowthian. Total
number veterans, 656. Number of posts
Master Spencer Maocrone. honorary
member of the department, headed the
South Dakota column. Master Mac
crone was mounted on a small mule.
He is 8 years of age and is 8 feet 8
Following Master Maccrone came the
Aberdeen State band, which led the
long column of veterans.
The John Hooker post was the only
post marching .as a post. They were
headed by their fife and drum corps.
They brought up the rear of the South
Many notable men were in the South
Dakota department line. The following
is a list of veteran generals who
marched: Generals Parr, H. P. Pack
ard, Walgermuth, Tom Beed, John
Baker, Carpenter, Palmer, "Bill" Lau
rence, G. W. Snow and Silsby.
B. P. Whitebouse, the youngest vet
eran in South Dakota, acted as bugler
for the department.
Every South Dakota veteran was
armed with a cane, headed by an ear
of corn. WASHINGTON AND ALASKA
Commanded by C. B. Dunning. Total
number veterans, 41.
The Washington and Alaska depart
ment was led by Miss Grace Mc
Cafferty. She is, as one of the veterans
said, a production of Washington,
altho her name is French."
General H. A. Bigelow, a past de
partment commander, was in the for
Commanded by Captain W. B. Brun
ton. Total number veterans, 3.
New Mexico had a small but dis
tinguished force in the parade. Captain
Brunton of the Second Iowa cavalry
led the party. A. D. Biggins of the
One Hundred and Fourteenth Illinois
infantry, the assistant adjutant gen
eral, was the rank and file. Rev.
Thomas Harwood, late chaplain of
the Twenty-fifth Wisconsin infantry
and for twenty years department chap
lain, carried the colors.
Commanded by B. M. Sperry. Total
number veterans, eight.
Utah's department was one of the
smallest in line, but the gold miners
marched as sturdily and proudly as
any of the larger departments.
Commanded by General John T. Wil
der. Total number veterans, twenty.
General Wilder, who is ill, reviewed
Tennessee from his chamber window at
the Brunswick. Captain A. J. Gahagan,
post district commander, led the march
ing line. General W. J. Smith, a vet
eran of the Mexican war, who is 87
years young, marched with the depart
ment. George W. Rodebaugh of the
regular army, who was with this di
vision, claims the distinction of being
the oldest veteran in line. He is 92
ears of age. Mr. Rodebaugh visited
present site of Minneapolis with
the General Carr expedition.
Commanded by William Emerson of
Tampa. Total number veterans, twen
Florida' was distinguished in the pa
rade by aloes surmounted by pine-
James of Jacksonville, post district
Commanded by Colonel A. J. Pisk.
Total number veterans, twenty-five.
One of the youngest and most vig
orous departments the line was the
Montana contingent of twenty-five.
LOUISIANA AND MISSISSTPPL
Commanded by Colonel Charles W.
Keeting. Total number veterans, thirty
Carrying stalks of sugar cane, decked
with rice and cotton bolls, the veterans
of Mississippi and Louisiana, mostly
from colored regiments, presented a
striking appearance. With Colonel
Keeting was Assistant Adjutant Gen
eral Noah Spillers. The four plattoons
into which the department was divided
were led by Post Senior Vice Com
mander Charles H. Shute, Paul Bruce,
P. C. Antoine and Louis Herman.
Commanded by W. H. Harvey. Total
number veterans, eighteen.
About thirty Texans are here, but
only a portion of them felt in mood to
march. The distinctive insignia of the
department was- a forehead-and horns
of a longhorn Texas steer mounted on
Commanded by Alfred Anderson. To
tal number of veterans, twenty-five.
The Idaho veterans did not bring a
band with them, but secured the Inde-
endent Boys' band of Minneapolis,
band outnumbered the department
and all the boys were decorated with a
white sash lettered
"Idaho Fruit Pickers."
Commanded by W. H. Kimball. To
tal number of veterans, twenty-seven.
A stuffed alligator mounted on a pole
was carried at the head of the Georgia,
delegation. Commander Kimball said
that he brought forty men with him,
but did not muster that number in line."
Commanded by Junior Vice Com
mander W. M. Campbell.
Alabama sent fifteen men to repre
sent its G. A. R. and it was a brave lot
at that. All the men wore clusters of
opened cotton bolls as boutonnieres.
Commanded by B. F. Bigelow. Aide,
Captain O. R. Smith. Total number
North Dakota was preceded by the
State Military band of Lisbon, N. D.
At the head of the delegation was
Commander B. P. Bigelow. Following
the commander were Comrade John F.
Briggs, dressed as Uncle Sam, and Miae
Marion Mercer, adopted granddaugh
ter of the Willis A. Gorman post ot
Grand Forks. Comrade Briggs is 87
years old and Miss Mercer 11. Briggs
enlisted in the First Wisconsin cavalry.
Each veteran in the march had cockade,
boutonniere and a cane of wheat on
OKLAHOMA AND INDIAN
and decke with Spanish moss.
Oommanded by Captain H. Veatcb,
chief of staff. Total number veterans*'
Oklahoma 50, Indian Territory 10,
I T' def&rtnvat of -tthoma /mf
Indian Territory mkt^rid together.
he were preceded by the Oklahoma
-drum corps, with Comrade V.
Anderson at their head. The corps it
composed entirely of veterans. Bach
veteran in the parade carried an ea
of Oklahoma corn and a Wolfriver
1 1 i
Commanded by Levi Longfellow. To*
tal number veterans, 5,000. Number of
osts represented, forty. Number of
or drum corps, twenty-five.
To Minnesota, the entertaining state,
comes the honor of having the largest
number of veterans in line, and as the
last Minnesota veteran passed the re
viewing stand it was announced thai
more than 5,000 old soldiers represent*
ing the state had been in line. From
every part of the state and representing
every post in the state the veterans of
the war had flooked to Minneapolis to
participate in the review of the Grand
Minnesota as hostess came last in th
line of march, but the crowd had been
waiting for the appearance of the home
veterans and the coming of the wave
of enthusiasm equaled only by the
ovation given Commander Tanner swept
down the line of march, keeping pace
with the veteran line.
The posts marched in the following
Muller Port No. 1. Stnlw&to.
Cady Post No. 2. Anoka.
Bnrdick Post No. 8. Spring Valley.
Rpbson Post No. 5. Albert Lea.
Markham Post No. 7. Marshall,
George H. Thomas Poet No. 8, Montertdtai
Sully Post No. 10, Bine Earth.
Henry Rogers Post No. 11, Brownsdata.
Mattson Post No. 12, Caledonia.
Gorman Post No. 18, Dulath.
H. C. Bogers Post No. 14. Elk BITM.
Toe Hooker Post No. 16. Tr*Cy.
Baker Post No. 16, Fillmore.
McPherson Post No. 17. Benson.
Phil Kearney Post No. 18, Fairmont.
Wilkin Post No. 18. Mankato.
Senior Vice Department Commander Sreretlt
Garfield Post No. 8, St. PanL
Acker Post No. 21, St. Paul.
James George Post No. 29, Le Soy.
BuizaU Post No. 24. Annandale.
Lincoln Post No. 26, New Richland.
McCnne Post No. 27, Waseca.
McCook Post No. 28. Glencoe.
Whitney Post No. 28, Appletoa.
Pap Thomas Post No. 80, Bralnard.
Workman Post No. 81, Little Falls.
Burnslde Post No. 82, Eassoa.
Stanton Post No. 88, Fergus Falls,
Stoddard Post No. 84, Worthlngton. I
Junior Vice Department Commander Corbtak
Daggett Post No. 86, Litchfield.
Whlttmore Post No. 86. VlUard.
Skaro Post No. 37. St. Peter.
Canfield Post No. 88. Glenwood.
Palmer Post No. 40. Sank Center.
Harrington Post No. 41, Hutchinson.
Taylor Post No. 42. Fnlda.
Devereaux Post No. 48, JanesrlUe.
Ouster Post No. 44. Rochester.
Ball Post No. 46, Winona.
(Continued on Page 8, First Column.)
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