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SOUVENIRS AND RELICS..
Undor tliis hcad and rcfonlug'to an
itom ln our last wcok's issue, wo have
xecolved tho following lottcr:
Nohtii Benninoton, Aug. ibth, 1891.
JSdltor qf Banner : Dkak Siii: In
your issuo of tlio 14th, undor an nrtlclo
ontitleil ''Souvcnirs and Bollcs," you
qucstion tlio uutlicnticUy of an allcgcd
"Camp Furnaco," said to havo bolouged
to Colonel Baum, and which. has .bcen
illustratcd both in magazincs and othor
It is ratlicr lato in tho day for anyono
.to impugn tlio collcction of antlquitios
loftby tlio lato Gcorgo W. Robinson,
imony of wliioh bavo bcen not only in bis
-possession, but in tli.it of lits anccstors
:sinco tlio battie. I can but tbink tbat
.you have bcen misinformed, and would
lot knowingly do an injustico to ono
who durinc bis lifo did eo mucli to
stimulato historic rcscarch, in connec
tion with tho battlo, and who so con
scicntlously verifled in ovcry possiblo
ivay liis asscrtions and concluslons.
Tho original "Camp Furnaco"
called, is among hls collcction, and bas
boon for years, and may bo considorcd
Tho confusion of namcs is what 1ms
causcd this apparont injustice. Tho
rolio in Mr. Iiobinson's collcction lias
always bcen spokou of to us as a "Camp
Xcttle," hcnco whcn it is called "Camp
i"urnaco" thero ariscs tho qucstion. Dut
whcn wo aro assured that botli title's
ref er to ono artlclo, thon vfo gladly givo
placo to tho letter above. Jloreovor in
all lists of rolics of tho Hoblnson collec-
ion, not oxccpting tho one reprjntcd
liolow (and which lias appearod in a
dozcn of our cxchanges withtn a wcok),
wo flnd tho "Camp Kettld" mcntioned.
It is far from our intentlon to qucstion
tho auvlienticity of tho Ilobinson collcc
tion. Wo roprint as follows from our
Anothor relic will seo tho llght this
joar, tho Camp Kettlo of Gen. Uurgoyno,
not Baum's as wo had it last wcek
This "kettlo" has bcon forfourteen yoavs
in "possession of Col, Olin Scott of Ben
nington. It is owited by parties, in
Castleton and was scnt licro in 1877 to
cxhibit. but was sent too lato. This,
.year's celebration will bo graccd, by tho
TClio that propared Btirgoyne's food,
Atid its location will bo in tho Battlo
Monument. Tho "kettlo" will bo sus
jiended by a chain from the iloor abovo,
and will iiang in viow of tho peoplo at'
an olovation of about twelvo feet from
tho lowcr iloor at tho baso of tho monu
mont as ono entcrs that structuro. This
is a fltting placo and dncs crcdit to Col.
Scott's idca of tlio fltiicss of things.
"Thero aro many things of historic in
torcst hereabouts, says the Herald,
which wll bo brought out for tho oc
casion. Bennington is full of relics of
tho battlo and of othor ancient things,
and souvcnirs of tho occaslou aro boing
tnanufacturcd by tho thousand. Thero
aro photograplis without number, (rpm
a bigjihotogravcur of tho monument to
abinet nictures ot tho battlo triound.
tho old- Catamouut tavern and otheivj
placcs.of interest. "Thero' are souvenir
spoons, ono of the. ihonitmcnt and the
othcr of Ethau Allcn. Then thero is tho
mcdulgot up by tho committeo and
liadges of many kinds.
"Thero aro lots of relics of tho battlo
in tlio possession of dcsccndants pf tho
Green Alountain boys.. Tliorbaro coijti
ncntal muskots and guns cupturcd from
tho British swords and calinon balls and
auch matcrial of war brought away
from tlio battlo or sinco dug up on the
fleld. If all this stuff werd got to
cether it would mako quito an itnposing
As is wcll known tho family of tho lato
Georgo W. Robinson of Bennington Cen
tor liavo many intercsting relics of tho
battlc. Among thcm aro two or threo
cannon balls, several British uniforms
and tho sword and Camp Kettlo of Col.
Uaum. Tho sword was takch on tho
11 old of battlo by Licut. Thomas Jewott
of Otint. Dowov'r comnanv of tnilitla.
Tlio sword was soon after purcliased by
-r 1 it i 1 .
Tho family also has a aagucrreotvDO.
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f 1 "r 1. " il.' rtn
C.llV U1U UI1U L11U UI11LUII itHUS UL Ull WUrt3
tiru Liiiiii 4ini veara. nu iithc nnn nr
1 - inn mi.. 1 1
rt hiv la llnnlnmm Tfflrwnnn whn wrnft
A TT .tf nnil i'V'v
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uie piciuro is u.mi. iavia xiouinsoni
o was a lawvpr nnd nnmlnrn for cnwrj
Hiiirftiirni. nnxc ih A iiiHiin. Kini nv
f n. "VT i i t . i t.i i
ho also holds a sword takon at tho
10 atro of 02 vears. Ho was tho son nf
i 1 . 1 . T 1. t 1 1 1 1 1
mwiiw vuu ,V'U
:ivirii. i nn hiytii iiiriii'n ia .-.nmiini nT
iini. Aviin lfns Tirnniinnni; in rnn nnr v
. I .. . . rt 11 i ... fPl. 1. -. .1
waa ono of Gen. Stark's soldicrs and is
suiu tu navu uuuu uiu i iLii inun lo scaio
: .1 xA 1 . i 1 1 . 1 ii. i
t cr .
Last evening was marked bv a nrosen-
tation by compauy F of Northfleld, win
nors in tho niorning riflo coutcst. of a gold
star badgo G. A. 11. to Gons. Grcenloaf
and Fcck. Thcy woro escoitcd to tlio
mess and after graco by the Cliaplain and
tho banquot disposed of, thcso tokens of
in a consratulatory specch. Ho charac
tcrlzcd tlieso goiitiemoii as grandfathors
of tho TSational Guard bccauso of thelr
this stato. Tho speaker rolen cd to Gen.
Pcck's woll known populaiity and efll-
ciont scrviccs nn a stato ofllccr, and witii-
xyiipoKO oi tion. uiecn icai usnavmg ocou
coloncl of a rcgimciit that was now
"wholo cob," and thai it was agrcat con
vanienco to bo in camp witli so mnny ox-
frnvnmnrH nn wnrn tirrsnnh on thn ftnnn.
sion. Sjiuko parficulsrly of Gen. Gioon
leaf as commaudor of thoNational Guard
of Vermont, and, voicing tho sentlmcnt
of tho wholo regimont, hoemphasizcd tho
tho feolln rec?ard held for both ofticors
in tho prcwnt-iitionof tlieso badges. Suit
ablo roplios woio mado by bothgcntlomon
in thoir wcll known and liappy mannor.
Tho Estoy Guard also gavo ancxhlbition
of llrcwu'cs wmcU n-oro vlowcd by a
nunvia w wiiiu ti umii auii v u VU1IIUK JlUlli
. i" i . i
boinir f urn'Shed bv liaston & Wells of
Tho old cemetery at Bennington Cen-
ter has been written upngaui and again.
Each time some now features. aro- intrc
duced. Mr. Ryan of tho cditori'ai 'staff
of tho Troy Prew, now doing tho ;en
tennial, has written a pleasing historical
article, whicli is of interest in conneq'
tion with the Old Firet Church, which
wo illustrate, and tho servlces wliii oip
reported in tueso columns. He says; .
On "Old. Town Hill'Lia..Benn.ingtpn
Center is a gravoyard replete with inter
csting subjects for reflection. Thero can
bo seen many quaint tombstones which
m ark the bunal places of many of the
old pioneer settlers whoso names are
familiarly interwoven in tlio early liis
tory of the stato of Vermont, and more
particularly with the history of Ben
nington. Tnere is ono tomostone which
designatcs the gravo of tho flrst person
wlio died in Bennington. Her name
was Bridcet Harwood, wifo of Benia'
min Harwood, and the dato of her
death was Nov. 10, 1762. Close at hand
is the body of tlie flrst person born ln
Bennington, Benjamin Harwood, born
Jan. 12,.1702,and died Jan. 23, 1851, aged
89 yearg, Near by is a stone lying horl-
zontally upon four stone posta ana com-
Eletely" covering the gravo 'where were
uried the remams of Captalii Sttiphen
Fay, the celebrated proprietor of the
historio Catamount tavern. No more
honorable namo than that of Fay ap-
pears m tlio nistory oi vermont, uap
tain Fay throw open tho doors of his
liostelry, hospitably entertaining tho
rebels who were conspiring to wrest
tlieir homes and country from the tyrant
king. In this old tavern was the coun
cil chamber where were held the sccret
meotings of tlio council'of safety which
included such men as Thomas Chitten
den. Ethan Allon. Ira Allen, llnbinsons.
yays, Harwoods, Henrys, and many
ouier, urave inuu wiiuso uescenuants
thickly populate Bennington county
today. Onoof Captain l&y's family,
David Fav. is buried near him. It is a
plain stone which marks his gravo, and
thero ii nbthing on it to indicate that
tho remains bcneath aro of a man of im
porta'nce in his day. And yot it is told
by tlio-old inhabitants how lie' went out
with tlio Green Mountain bovs as a
drummer at the age of 10 years. He
was in tho frontof tliechargo on Baum's
breastworks, and wlien the colof bearer
was shbt down, he seized the colors and
was the flrst to overlean tlio breastworks
and soon had tho flag nrmly plantcd on
A sad story can be read in the nortli-
west cornerof the cravevard. Acroun of
four stones mark tlio restingplaceof the
family of John Fay. John was killed
in the battie ot lienniugton. AUKiist
10. 1777, ho being at tliat time 43 vears
old. Within a raonth he waa followed bv
all of tho members of, the householu
His wife and two sons, it is said, died of
grief ut the loss of tlio husband and
father. Another stone marked the gravo
of Jesse Field, a devoted friend of Gen.
Stark, who1 rescued his friend in battie
when.liis liQrso had been shot dead and
fell upon him,binding him to the ground.
In tho w'est end of the yard near the
gravo of Captain Fay, is tlio gravo of
Jedcdiah Dewoy,the lirstpreacher of the
flrst , church ever orected in Vermont
stato He was also a schooltnaster au,d
.was fond 61 Shakesneare. nnd on his
death b'yhisreqUest hiuopitaph ascarved
.upon his toiflbstoiie was taken from itho
rea.t mostet's wiorks. "Of cpmfort no
mtm.speaK. lets taiic, ot graves and
ivorms and epitaphs".- Mako dust' our
laper, and with rainy eyes write sorrow
iu uiu uusuiii ui uio uai i.il, xaia la uie
only. tombstono in this yard upon whicli
is eugruveu u quotatiua irom onaKes
peate. Hero too aro buried four of Ver
lnont's governors, Moses Robinson, Jolin
a. Kobinson, tsaac Tichenor and Hiland
'Hall. On Another ancient tombstono is
inscribed: "Mr. Henry "Wdlbridge. 'Who
amiable in the. social, esteemed in the
Cliristian, faithful in tho civil and brave
in' the military life, gloriously fell in de
fenso of American freedom in the battie
of Bennington, Aug. 10, 1777, in tho 83d
j'ear of his age." An cpitaph below this
cannot be read, as the stone has sunk
several feet into tho earth.
Wo have purposely reserved to the
last mention of a man wlio stands out-in
liistory in ,a character peculmrly liis
own namely, Anthony Haswell. Tlie
grave is marked by a long Blab of stone
raised'several feet above the ground and
elovated on Pne Bido to an angleof forty
flve degrees." The slab is supported by
brick magonry. Tlie inscription tells its
own story: "Anthony Haswell.a patriot
of thorevolution, printer and founder of
thoVermohtGazette. (Tho flrst paper
prfnted in Vermont.) A sufferer in tho
oause of f reodom by the sedition act of
1798. , Died May 22nd, 1810, at the age
pf ,00 yeare." Many other equally inter
.estiiig'factsmay bogleaned from this old
gravoyard, but enough have been men
tidned. In the vicinity aro many spots
ofp'eculiar interest ag connected witli
revolutionary times. At tlio southeast
cbrner of tho road leading down tho hill
lsthe'Bpot where stood the houso where
Ethan'AHen once'mado liis home. On
tlie opposite corner is the place whero
stoPd tne'hospital in .which thoso -wero
nursed wlio were wounded in the battie
At Tichenor Tlacc, built by Gov.
Tichenor in 1792, iu tho hall of tho scc
ond story tho papcring, still in a good
stato of prcscrvation, is with mt.norial
wall papcr, manufactured at tlio tirao of
Washington's death, in 1709. Tho pat
tera reprcscnts astono arch twenty-cight
inchcs liigh by twonty-two wido, having
fluted columns with handsomo capitals.
Bcneath tho arch an iron fcnco encloscs
an oblong plat of ground in which is a
slono monument and consisting of a
squaro baso surmountcd by an urn, over
which hovers an caglo with drooping
wings. On tho baso is tho in
scription, "Saored to Washington."
Twq womon, ono on cach sido of tho
monilmont, roprosonting justico and
libcrty, stand with bowed hcad as if
weoping. Intlio foregronnd aro weap
ons and drapcd flags.
In tho samo hall onclosod in a lincn
caso is a handsomo silk banner, dcco
rated with oil palntings, on both sldes,
and liung with silk fringo and tassols.
This banrior was prcsentcd to ,Gov.
Tiohonor by tho Washingtouian Socicty
of which ho was a mombor.
Anotlicr intercsting rolio is "Wash
ington pitchor," manufaoturcd in
Franco. Tho mcdallion of Washington
upon tho front of tho pitcher is said to
bo ono of tho bcst likenesscs ever mado.
It is about four inchcs in longth, tho
pitchor is. sevon or cight inches in
Tho rolics havo como through tlio lato
Jf'.'S. GeQrgo Lyman, nieCo and adoptcd
dauchtor' of Gov. Tichenor, and aro
Wgliiy prlzcd by horsurviving cjiildron.
E. w. u.
THE BENNINGTON BAN1STER,
CAMP VERMONT !
Roster of tlie State OUlcers and Militla.
NQTES . OF THE JJNCA3PMENT.
' Following is tho roster of offlcors of tlio
Stato Government and Vermont Nation-
Commandor-inrChief His Excollency
OAitnor,i. S. Paoe, Hyde Park,Govornor.
Stato OUlcers Hon. Honry A. Flotcher,
Cavendish, Lioutonant Govcrnor ; Hon,
Bnio. Gen. Wm.L. Grkknx.eaf.
Chauncoy W. Brownell, Burliugton,
Secrotary of Stato: Hon. Honrv
T.l -t?IU T4..1.1 .1 m .
r. j-'ium, nuiuiim, ireasurcr ; 11011, -UU
ther O. Greene, Woodstock, Inspector q
Fmanco : nou. Henry E. Fowell. Rich
ford, Auditor of Accounts.
Commander's Staff Brig. Gen. T. S
Peck, Burlington, Adjutant and, inspec
tor General ; Brig. Gen. W. H. Gilmore,
Fairlee, Quartcrmastcr. Genoral ; .Brig,
Geri. J. C. Ruthorford, Burlington, Sur-
Q. M. Gen. Wm. H. 6ilmore.
goon-Goneval ; Brig. Gen. F, E..Alfred,
Nowport, Judgo Advocate-Goncral; Col.
(WT, Seward Webb, Sliolburio, -inspeotor
XHOo Practioe AidolCampsildntel
iierucrt b'. Jingliam, Bakorsilold ; Coli'-
W.H. H. Slack, Springfleld; Col. Myro'n
4. Horton, Pdnltnoy; Col. Lyman F. Abv
bott, Bennington; Col. HarloyE. FQls'om,
Lyndonville; Col. nenryR. Cutlor, BarT;
ton. Capt. E. K. Wricht Montuolior.'
Ahj.-Gen. Tiieo. S. Pkck.
Brigado Commandcr and Staff Brig.
Gen. Wm. L. Greenlcaf, Burlington.
Staff Bvt. Lt. Col.' M. D. Grceno, Bur
lington, Assistant Adjutant General; Bvt,
Lt. Col. Wm. Sraitli, Burlington, Assist
ant Quartennaster General; Maj. Kobcrt
J: Coffeyv Bonnington, Provost-Marshald
Maj. C. E.Nelson, Derby Lino, Inspector
Riffo Practico ; Aido-do-Camps, Capt.
Max L. Powoll of Richfprd, CaptjMlon-
Col. Juuus J. Estey.
J. 'Estey, Brattleboro, Colonel ; Charlos
Georgo II. Bond, -Brattreboro, John II.
Watson, Bradford, Oalvin W. Evans, Ben
nington, Majors ; Jamos A. Lillis, Rut
land, Adjutant; Charlcs H.Fuller, Mont
pelier, Quartormastor; John D. Wyman,
St. Albans, Inspector Riflo Practico; Jas.
H. Sabin of Saxton's River, Sergt.Ran
som L. Buss, Bonnington, Provost Sor
gcant ; Sorgt II. B. Chamborlain, Brad
ford, Quartormastor Scrgoant.
First Regimont, Fiold and Staff Julius
N. Jcnno, St. Albans, Surgoon ; Wm. D.
Huntington, Bochostor, nonryH. Loo,
Wolls River, Assistant Surgoons ; Rov.
Howard F. Illil, Montpoliui'. Cliaplain
" Noir-Cotrimlsgioned Staff D. S: Wollff,
BaiTo, Sergt Major; P. K. Peck, Rutland,
quartcrmaster'Sergeant; F. II. Chapman,
nutiand, Ilospital Steward; Fi-ed T. Aus
tin; Northfield, DrumMalbr: RuoL L
Parker, Brandon, Chiof Musiclan; Charles
Capt. L. K. Fum.er.
F. Cplllns, Montpelier, 1st ColorSergcant;
inoraasii. robinson, St. Johnsbury, 2nd
Colof Scrgcant ; Loring D. Bingham.
Bonnington, L. G. Guidflf EdwrirtTC'. Bcn-
nott, Bennington, R. G. Guido.
Tlfe llst of Company offlcors is as fol
lows: CompanyD of St. Johnsbury, Capt.
Abcl W. Roberts, 1st Lieut. Charlcs W.
Bonnott, 2nd Liout, Herinan S. Steady.
Company H of Montpplior, Capt Os-
,man D. Clark, 1st Liout. Samuol A. Luke,
ana.jLiieut. Arthur G. Eaton,
'CojnpanyFof Northfield, Capt. Gilbcrt
U. Bates, jpt Lieut. Frank L. Hoyo, 2nd
Llout. Geoigo R. Cofrin.
Company I of Brattleboro, Capt Fred
W. Cliilds, lBt Liout. Thomas A- Austln,
2nd Liout. J. Gray Estoy.
Compauy E of Barre, Capt. BurtH.
Wells, 1st Lieut. Erederick B. Mudgett,
2nd Liout. Danicl R. Bisbcc.
Company B of St. Albans, Capt. John
II. Mimms, 1st Licut Carlcton A. Scarle,
2nd Eiout Charlcs D. Watson.
Company, C of Brandon, Capt Joslah
W. Symons, lst Licut. Bcrnico A. Carr,
2nd Liout. Androw J. Dimmick.
Company G of Bradford, Capt Calvin
E. Ciark, lst Liout Herbcrt P. Warren,
2nd Lieut Frank R. Johnson.
Company K of Bennington, Capt. Hen
ry D. Fillmore, lstLiout. OrrinW.Davis,
2nd Licut. Erncst T. Grlswold.
Company A of Rutland, Capt Thoo-
dorovV, Davis, lst Liout. Benjamin Per-
klns, 2nd Lieut Myron D. Hayward.
Company L of Nowport. Capt. Gardncr
D. Pratt, lst Licut ' Jorry F.. Lambcrt.
2nd Licut Edwin O. Skinner.
Company M of Richford, Capt Winflold
Tl.l.rnv 1ofTin,,(- T 11 T !.!:.. O.. .7
FuHer'8.flrstliglit battery of Brattle
tlebom: Lovi K. Fullor, Capt and Bvt
Col.: Edwin H. Putnam. lst Lt' and
Adjt D. P. Wobstor, Assist" Surg.;
Thomas Hannon, lst Lt aild Q. ,M. ; F.
D.iVad.l8tLiout;.,A. T. Mc(;luro,,-l8t
Llotitr, P.F. Couhors,2d Llcut';,L. .jy
Shiolls, 2nd Lreut.
. It il) a matter of- interest in councction
wjtl tho'rostertonoto that Of tho.names
thorcpixbut eight woro pTcscntnsolBcers
inl877., Thoir rankat that time waa: T.
S. Peck, Colonel of First Regimont: W.
L. Greonleaf. Lioutcnant Colonel : Wil-
liam bmitli', Rcgimontal Quartermastcr;
J. J. Estoy, Captain Co. 1 ; C. C. Kins
man, Captain Co. A ; F. W. Childs, Sec
ond Lloutonant Co. I 1 Lovi K. Fuller,
Captain Battery; P
F. O'Connor, Second
aUSIPSE AT THE M0STEB QROUND
HOW THE COMP.VNIES ARE SITUATED.
It wouid bo hard to imajdne a pleas-
anter place of ren
dezvous for tho
that tho ground8 at
tho Soldiers' Home,
and troops and vibi
tors aliko comment
f avorabl v on tlio sit
uation. To the front
and south of tho
Homo building is
tlie camp. At tho
wpaf-. pml nroliriirnflft
headquartersj 10 long tents sot in a row,
witli the tent of Brig. Gen. Greenleaf in
the contre, in front of
which stand the tall
flag pojo f rora whicli
headquarters flag is
Unfurled. Tlie tcnt
at tho ieftof tho lino
is occitpied by Capt.
Wright of Montpelier,
the military store-keeper,-
and next to it
At the south sido of
the parado ground
stands tho long lino of
company tents. The maJ. nelson.
company sweots ruu north and south,
and at tho liead bf
each strcot, to the
south of the com
pany tents, are tbo
tente for Uw ofllcers.
' At the east sido of
tho parado frounds
cro tlie tents for Ful
hr'd tatterr, besides
battery c? regulars
South of tho parado
ground, outside tho
LT.-col. kecsjian. fence, aro tho md
tents of each company. They are not
together this ycar, but aro arranged Ju
two groups of slx each, with a ploughed
fleld uetween. At tho wct of this fiold
are tlio mess tente of Comj a y L of New
port, Company M of Richford aud Com
pany B of St. Albans ; on ono nide of a
narrow lano and op-
posito aro thoso oi
Company E of Barre
Company G of Brad
ford and uotnpany
II of Montpelier. Tho
Barro and Bradford
companies will ontor
talntheOddFellows from their towas.
On the f urther sido
of tho plouRhed fleld
are the mess teuta of
Companicfl F of No
rthfield, K of Beu-
uuigiou, i. ui ivut- lt.-COL. SMITII.
land, I of Brattloboto, C of Brandon and
D of St Johnsbury. Tlie 82d Soparato
company of Hoosfck Falls. N. Y.. will
bv tho guests of company K of Benning
Containing an Illustrated artiole on
Mr. Edwin A. Start,
MR. A. H,
MAJ. R. J. COFFEY. MAJ. C. W. EVANS.
To tho northwestof tho Soldiers' Home
aro the tents occupied by the staff of the
commander- in - clnei,
The briuade lieadquar
ters mess is located in
tho grove northwest of
the bngado headquar
Maj. Cofley of the
soldiers' home has rO'
ceived a handsomo
new flag with Uie full
numoer or stars.which
he has .unfurled over
the home. It is 12 bv
MAJ. J. H. watson. 20 feet in sizo and was
presented by Gen. Williani Wells of Bur
SUNDAY IN CAMP.
Services wero held at Camn Vermont
yestorday at 3 o'clock in the af ternoon,
ontho circle in front
or tlio ooldiers ilomp.
Music was furnished
bv a m.iln niinrfof. fhn.
sen from tlie ranks of
tho National Guard.
Thesermon w.os nrpn.
ched by tho Rcverend V
Howard F. Hill, Cliap
lain- nis suoiect was
"Tho Trinlo Valuo nf
Man. JMnnlrinil wnn
compared to tlie three
Kinus oi com, gold,
silver and copper,
Jiacli man lias 1ns rela- capt. powell.
tive valuo in the world and fllls his place
therem according to that value. He
spoko of theencampment, saying that it
was not to be a mero resting-spell or to
be given up solely to pleasure and idle-
ness. It was a time for 6tudy in the de-
Bire and mtention to emulato the virtuea
of tiiose to whose mcmoriea tlio conilng
celebration waa dedicated.
Tiie Brattleboro comnanv werod'tliripfl:
Gen. Greenleaf, commander bfi, thtf
bngade, lssued general orders
congratulating the brigade on the aus
picious opening of tho encampment
and expressing the hope that everv
member liad come resolved to do liis
part toward making it the best ono :in
tho history of Vermont.
Cushing's Battery B., U. S. A., from
Rhodo Island, accompanied by Fuller's
Battery of Brattleboro, arnved onSatur-
dayaf ternoon and were greeted with
hearty cheers as thev marched into
town, making a fino appearance. Cusli-
mg's Battery Btarted on the march
hitlier two weeks ago, and are to bo on
tho march just amonth before reach
ing their own quarters again.
Tho order of companies in lino is
this: Company D, St Johnsburv. Cant.
A. W. Roberts; Company C, Brandon,
Capt, J. W. Symons; Company I, Brat
tleboro, Capt. F. W. Childs: Comnanv
A, Rutland, Capt. T. A. Davis; Com
pany K, Bennington, Capt. H. D. Fil-
moro; Company F, Northfield, Cant G.
C. Bates; Company M, Richford, Capt.
W. S. Thayor; Company B, St Albans,
Lapt. J. .11. Mimms; Company E, Barre,
Capt. B. H. Wells; Companv L. New-
port, Capt G.'D. Pratt; Company G,
Bradford, Capt'.C. E. Clark; Company
H. Montpelier, Capt.' O. D. Clark.
Religious services were held on the
camp ground Sunday afternoon, cou
ducted by Chaplin Hill. Printed slips
containing national hymns wero fur
nished for tho'"congregation."
THE ItlFLE PRACTICE.
At nino o'closk toams from tho dif
f eront companies appcarcd at tho rango
for tho purposo of compoting for tho
Washingtou Conlcnnial trophy. Tho
shoolingwas undor tho dircction of Major
C. E. Nelsou, brigado inspector of rifle
practico, assistcd by Capt J.JD. Wymsn,
logimcntal inspector of riflo practico.
Tho toams woro in good form and spirits.
Co. 0 wero asslgocd io No. 1 targot, Co.
D. to 2, following by Co. E. on No. 1, I
on No. 2, K onNo. 1, G on No. 2, M on
No. I. II on No. 2. L on No. L F on No.
2, and A on No. 1, Compauy B not on-
toring for tho pnzo. Tho summary was
as follows: Co. F, Nortflold. 03 polnts:
Co. M, Richford 08; Co. I. Brattleboro.
04; Co. K, Bennington, 02; Co. E, Barro,
84; Co. A. Rutlaad, 80; Co. G. Bradford
80; Co. C, Brandon, 77; Co. L, Nowport
72; Co. D, St. Johnsbury, 04: Privato
Looklln of Co. F mado tho hlghest scoro.
22. Last yoar two medals went to tho
Barre company, whilo this year that
compauy lost both. Company F of
Northfield won tho trophy,
At tho riflo contcst in the afternoon
thoro woio forty coutcstants for tho
tlirno Wfibli hiiiWn. T.innfv vV n
Lscklin of tho Richford company woii
flrst mcdal in a scoro of tho twonty-two
piiGoin possioio twoniy-uvo; rrivato
W. B. Spnngor of tho Northfeld com
pany won sccond by a scoro of twonty
ono; Privato R. H. Whltman of Rich
ford won thlrd mcdal by a scoro of
twonty-ono. Tho rccoul for shooting in
this cqnlcst was not quito up to vbat
boon generally expcoted.
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