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cern us. "With happy forethought tlie bands
and drum corj)s had been instructed to play
quick marching time (G-Sths), and there was
ns a consequence nono of that painful lag
ging which so frequently characterizes tho
movements of large bodies. Naturally the
military companies which composed the
first division had for tho spectators the
greatest attraction, and indeed they pre
sented a dazzling appearance in their showy
uniforms, and marched., as a whole, with the
precision of veterans. The Fifth Regiment,
Maryland National Guards, the crack mili
tia regiment of the South, turned out nearly
its full complement of men, and in its
summer uniform of dress coat and while
pants, made the finest display in the line.
Hut after all. the chief feature of tho parade
was the imposing array of uniformed Posts
of ihe Grand Army in the second division.
Tho "Three Dig Twos," as Dahlgren Post
No. 2, of Boston, Post No. 2, of Philadelphia,
and Po.-'t No. 2, ot Washington, have been
humorously christened, wcro applauded all
along tho line for their fine marching and
eoldierly appearance. The Xfjstoh men, in
their white dress coatd-Wikiiv, hats,
won many a 6mi!cfrMn;t!iitKles.along the
. route. But, perhaps; the'otyecta of the greatest
interest to the public, were the tattered bat
tle flags which were carried by some of the
visiting Posl3. Pathetic reminders of many
a bloody field, they spoke a language which
even thi? new generation could understand !
The Dnryce Zouaves, as was to be expected,
from their flaming unl'orms, and tho fact that
they wero stationed Baltimore early in
the war, were greeted -th marked favor.
The procession was about an hour and a
half in pa?sing a given point, and tho head
.had reached the City Hall, where it passed in
.review before tho President and the distin
guished company assembled on the cast por
tico, almost beore tho last of the line had
begun to move. As the column came in
sight tho President bowed his head and
gracefully acknowledged tho marching
salutes which were given as tho various
commands filed by. It was not far- from two
o'clock when the last of the Posts in line
reached the place of dismissal and broke
ranks. It is estimated that ten thousand men
were in line. Towards dusk the veterans be
gan to move out to Camp Agnus, which was
pitched in a beautiful park in the northeast
ern suburbs of the city. There the citizens'
committee had made tho most generous
provision for their entertainment and
what with the music from twenty-five
bands and the choral society organized
specially for the occasion by Mr. Frank
Snpplee, of Baltimore, tho " commissary "
of sandwiches, coffee, etc, the interchange of
friendly courtesies between the various
Posts, and the fireworks which were set
off as dusk came on, the afternoon and
evening passed in a whirl of merriment. The
details of the formal reception, which took
place shortly after dark, and the excursion
of the Delegates to .the Grand Encampment
down the Chesapeake Bay during the after
noon and evening, will bo found in their
appropriate places in tho regular narrative
of the day's events. It only remains to bo
said that nothing occurred to mar the
pleasure qf the day and that the occasion
was universally pronounced to bo the
mnt notable in tho history of the Grand
THE PROCESSION s-isifcto I -
lOrfiar efjlarcli Appearance oGutlHV.Coronirjida.in
Lino The UmEsrmz; f"'s n&cv. ,
Although the early morning gave little
promise of a clear day, just before the time
arm exl for forming the procession with which
litis 3Gth annual Encampment of the Grand
Array was to be inaugurated the clouds broke
away and the sun shone ont brilliantly,
imparling something of its own splendor to
the scene. The streets soon became thronged
with an eager and impatient yet good-humored
multitude, and the windows 'if every
house along the route of the procession
seemed to bo peopled with spectators.
Shortly after 9 o'clock South Broadway
and the streets leading to that broad thor
oughfare down as fur as Canton avenuo pre
sented a lively scene with troops and Grand
Army Posts marching and countermarching
by each other to their respective places in
the line. Generals Agnus, Herbert, and
Merrill, with their staff officers and aides,
were on hand early, and had their head
quarters near the comer of Broadway and
Eastern avenue, where they superintended
the forming of the line. Special trains ar
rived shortly after 9 o'clock from Philadel
phia and "Wilmington and brought f-everal
Posts from those sections, which disembarked
on Canton avenue and joined their Depart
ments. The orders were for the procession
to move at 9.30 o'clock, but that was impos
sible, as the Washington military and other
out-of-town organizations did not arrive un
til that time or after. It was, indeed, a great
column to form, but General Agnus and his
assistant officers were well equal to the tusk,
and there was very little confusion. About
10.40 the procession began to move, the right
of line passing up on the cast side of
.Broadway from Canton avenue, and the rest
wheeling quickly into line. The houses
on both sides of Broadway were profusely
decorated, and at various points handsome
flags were stretched across the street. As
tho various bands of music and hundreds of
drums and fifes struck up lively airs, and
the thousands of grays and blues mingled
together in the grand march up Broadway
there was a perfect outburst of enthusiasm
from the vast crowds of spectators assembled
on the sidewalks. Ladies waved their hand
kerchiefs and parasols aud men shouted
themselves hoarse, while the marching vet
erans and troops acknowledged the ovation
by touching their caps in a graceful salute.
The line of march was up Broadway to Bal
timore street, to Hanover, to Lombard, to
Sharp, to Baltimoie, to Eutaw, to Franklin,
to Howard, to Monument, to Charles, to
Fayette, to Calvert, to Lexington, to Hoiliday,
passing the President of the United States
aud othor distinguished officials in review at
the City Hall; thence along Hoiliday street
to Exchange Place, and dismissed. After
ranks had been broken the Fifth Regiment
marched up Baltimore street and halted in
parade rest just above Charles street, and as
other military companies and Grand Army
Posts patscd by they saluted and cheered
with a deafening vim, an'd were in return
the recipients of the samo hearty and enthu
siastic compliment
in the following order: Squad of fourteen
mounted polico officers, heafled by Marshal
of Police John T. Grajr and Deputy Marshal
Jacob Frey. Then rode Major General R. Ii.
Ayres, of the United States Army, the commander-in-chief
of the entire line. His staff
officers were: Col. "Wm. Mitchell, Second
Artillery, TJ. S. A.; Surgeon Henry "W.
Owings, Lieut. A. D. Schcnck, Second Ar
tillery, U. S. A. ; Capt. C. I?. Barnett and W.
0. Savillc. General Ayrcs r.ppearcd to fine
advantage in his rich dark blue uniform,
with gold trimmings and light cloth summer
helmet Gen. James R. Herbert, command
ing tho first division, rode directly behind
tho commander-in-chief with his staff .ns fol
lows: Lieut. Col. T. "Wallis Blackiston,
Majors "W. R. MoKecne, J. W. S. Brady,
Geo. E. Nelson, and Capts. Thos. Hillen,
Chas. Gambrill, Geo. S. Wood and Fred.
Simon, the only member of tho staff absent
being Lieut A. H. "Whitley. They made a
dashing appearance with their cocked hats,
gold straps and swords. Their services, too,
in forming and clearing the way for the
parade wero laborous and well directed.
In turn marched a platoon of twenty po
licemen in command of Licutcnant'W. McK.
"Wat kins, of tho Northeastern District, with
Sergts. L. B. Wessels, J. A. G. Schultz, and
D. H. Brouchoy. The excellent marching
of the officers attracted no little attention,
and they made a very favorable impression.
First in line marched the Fifth Regiment,
1. M. N. G., in command of Col. Stewart
Brown, Lieut Col. John D. Lispcomb, with
tho following staff, all mounted: Adjutant
"W. K. Whiting, Ordnance Officer John Land
street. Surgeon AY. H. Crim, Assistant Sur
geon W. F. Lockwood, and Paymaster W. T.
Frick. Tho regiment paraded about 330
muskets, and was divided into nine com
panies, commanded as follows : Company A,
Capt W. S. Whitely, Jr.: Company B, Capt.
Leo A. White; Company C, Capt R. B. Brown;
Company D, Capt Geo. C. Colo ; Company E,
Lieut Louis Schncebcrger ; Company F,
Capt Winfield S. Anderson ; Company G,
Capt A. D. B. Courtcnay; Company H, Capt.
W. P. Jollinger, and Company I, Capt. N.
Leo Goldsborough. The men wore their
summer dress uniforms of gray cutaway
coata, whito cross straps and belts and white
pants. Tho band paraded 32 pieces, Prof.
Adam Ilzel director, and the drum and fifo
corps numbered 24 men, under Maj. Thomas
E. Bulger. Tho colors borno by the regi
ment wcro tho national flag presented to
them by Russell Lowell G. A. R. Post and
the handsome blue silk regimental flag. The
marching and drilling of the regiment wero
equal to tho high standard for which the
"Fifth" has long been famous.
Following the Fifth, and just before tho
Maryland battalion, N. G., came the Virginia
companies, numbering in all 221 men. They
wero headed by Pick's band- of Baltimore,,
twenty men with red uniforms. All the
companies reached the city early in the
morning, except the Richmond Light Blues,
who arrived at 10 a. m. on a special train,
and joined the parade on East Baltimoro
street just below Jone's Falls, filing in from
a parallel street The headquarters of the
Virginia troops was at tho Eutaw nouse,
where they all refreshed themselves after
arrival before proceeding to South Broad
way, where thoy were aligned just abovo
Canton avenue. The Norfolk City Guards,
33 men, Capt. C. A. Nash, First Lieutenant
II. Hodges, Second Lieutenant C. C. Lee;
uniform dark blue frock coat, light blue
pants, white epaulettes and trimmings, and
black bear skin shakos. The Old Dominion
Guards of Portsmouth, Va., 40 men, Capt.H.
C. Hudgins, First Lieutenant Jas. H.Walker,
Second Lieutenant Jtontftf'-M. BiHRif'iT: uni
form grey cutaway coat, blue 'pants, whito
and black epauletts. ' tm-fi
Richmond Light Bhies; 47 'men, Captain
Johrr-S. Wise, First Lieutenant W. S. Dashicl,
Second Lieutenant Sol. Hntchins; uniform
blue cutaway coat with whito trimmings,
"blue pants and steel cuirasses. This com
panybore the old war flag of the Forty
sixth Virginia regiment, tho original flag of
the ante-bellum R. L. I's.
The Alexandria Liglit Infantry, Company
F of the Third Virginia regiment, 4G men,
Captain McBurney, Jr., First Lieutenant
Georgo S. Smith, Second Lieutenant S. L.
Monroo; uniform confederate gray aud caps.
The Warren Light Infantry, of Front
Royal, 40 men, Captain Mclnteo and Lieu
tenants Loach and Brown; confederate gray
uniforms and dark helmets.
Many of these Virginians are veterans of
the Avar, and as they and some of the Mary
landers are tho only Southern military attend
ing tho Encampment arennd them most of
the demonstrations of unity and fraternity
wcro exhibited. They were greeted with
frequent applanso as they passed along the
line of march.
.After tho Old Dominion troops marched
the battalion of Maryland National Guard,
headed by the Excelsior Band, of Chester
town, and commanded by Capt A. P. Bar
netto, of the Eond Guards; Lieut. McLean,
of Toweon Guards, adjutant The battalion
was composed of tho following companies:
Towson Guards; Baltimoro county, with
drum corps and fifes. 40 muskets, CaptJohn
Ridgely of H commanding, Lieut. Robert
Pilson ; Liuganorc Guards, Frederick county,
28 muskets, Capt. E. D. Danner in command,
Lients. W. M. Gaither and Ii T. Gilson.
The Guards wore n very attractive uuiform
of dark blue coat, liglit blue pants with
whito stripes, whito epaulettes and bolts and
dark blue holmets, ornamented with gilt.
Governor's Guaids, Annapolis, with drum
33 muskets, commnnded by Capt.
Green, Lieut. John II. Wells; Kent
Guards, 25 muskets, Capt. D. S. Bordloy in
command, Lieuts. Thomas G. Dcford and A.
R. Calder; Bond Guards, Catonsville, 3."
muskets, Lieut P. 11. Griswoldin command;
Monumental City Guards, colored, of Balti
moro city, 30 muskets, drum and fife corps,
Capt Lloyd W. Young in command, and
Lieut Wm. R. Spcncc. This was the first
appearance of the Guards on general parade,
and they looked very well in their white
pants and dark blue coats, with gold trim
mings. There was also a squad of cavalry
men and artillerymen from Fort McHenry
in tho military division.
Following eame tho Washington military,
except the Union Veteran corps, sixty men,
who led the Grand Army Post representa
tives. Including tho veterans and excluding
the musicians there were 424 men, of whom
145 were colored. Arriving from Washing
ton early in tho morning, they marched to
South Broadway and formed with the right
resting on Lombard street They took
order in the parade as follows: National
Rifles, fifty-four men, headed by Donch's
band of sixteen pieces, Col. J. O. P. Burnsido
commanding, Captain N. W. Fitzgerald,
First Lieutenant J. M. Barrett, Second
Lieutenant J. T. Oyster; uniform, red
cutaway coat, dark blue pants, white stripes,
white helmets, white and gold epaulettes.
Washington Light Infautry, headed by
the full Marine band of forty-eight pieces,
1G5 men, officered as follows: Field and
stall' Lieut Col. Wm. G. Moore, First LieuE
W. H. Harrison, Adjutant Staff Capts. H.
Dingtnan, J. A.; George Brcitbarth, quar
termaster; Levi Woodbury, commissary; F.
A. Ashford, surgeon ; J. T. Dyer, paymaster ;
J. C. Ergood, engineer; E. G. Wheeler, ord
nance : R. F. Bartle, inspector ; B. D. Cramer,
sergeant major. Company A Capt-Win.
N. Dalton, Lieut John G. Cowie ; Company
B Capt. B. R. Rose, Lieut. Geo. C. Thomas ;
Company C Cnpt Matthew Goddard, Lieut.
John C. Entwisle; Company D Capt. John
S. Miller, Lieut P. J. Duffy. The uniform
of this company is that of tho Austrian
army; white cutaway coats with gold trim
mings, blue punts with white stripe's, gqid
epaulettes and black shakos. Next to. the
Fifth Maryland this was thelargest regiment
in the parade. Their appearance was; strik
ing, and received enthusiastic compliments
on all sides. Their marching and that of
the National Rifles, who also mado a very
handsome appearance, was in keeping "with
their good looks, and as they swung up Bal
timore street the partiality of the ladies was
expressed in tho louder clapping of hands
and the faster waving of handkerchiefs.
The Washington Light Infantry was organ
ized in 1S3G and reorganized iu 1871. '
Next came the Capital City Guards, a
colored company, numbering 50 men, -with 4
marines as drummers.
Their officers' were:
Captain Thomas ,S.
Kelley; Lieutenants C.
R. Douglass, William IL Smallwood', 0 D.
Smith, Judson Malvin; uniform dark olue
with buff and gold trimming', white waist
and cross-belts, black lynx-skin shakoS.
Tho Washington Cadet Corps, another
colored company, followed with 50 men and
a drum corp3 oT eight pieces. Thoy were
commanded by Captain C. A. Fleetwood,
Lieutenan ts George S.Contee, James A. Terry,
and Brevet Lieutenant Ed. Brockcnbrough;
uniform dark-bluo cutaway coat, light blue
pants, white facings, dark shakos and blue
and white epaulettes.
The Butler Zouaves, colored, came next
with 45 men and band of 15 pieces, com
manded by Captain Ben Young and Lieut
John Moore. They wore knapsacks and
white leggings and a blue uniform similar to
thoso of the United States army, with black
shakos. This company wa3 organized on
Emancipation day, 1SG5.
Tho second division was composed'' of
members of the Grand Army of the Republic,
and w;is under command of Gen. George S.
Merrill, Commander-in-Chief, G. A. R., with
the following staff: Past Senior Vice-Com-mander-in-Chief,
Charles L. Young; Past
Junior Vicc-Commander-in-Chief, C. V. R.
Pond ; Adjutant General, W. M. Olin ; Quar
termaster General, Wm. Ward; Judge Ad
vocate General, G. B. Squires; Inspector Gen
eral, J. R. Carnahan; Surgeon General,
Charles StTer; and Chaplain-in-Chief, J. F.
The Union Veteran Corps, of Washington,
marched at the head of the Grand Army.
They numbered sixty men, a band of seven
teen aud drum-corps of ten men ; uniform,
dark shako3, dark bluo blouse, a"'1 i'"f
Hue pants and epaulettes. ' -ns."
cheered frequently as they pas eu inH?'
parade. "; , ,
T-ho gallant Dnryee Zouaves, ii e4Ktra)ftd
of Captain Andrew Coates, Adji teafc'S&prry
Taylor, Lieutenant Morris Sul sa, yjaw'
greeted with tho liveliest. en tti$J?43i3j
along the route. ' ' ; V J J '.
The Department of Maryland nt''?
nearly 1,500 men, and their apn',irjwiCJ
hiirhlv creditable. Wallace Pc , &,
f Ii M. '
Cambridge, Maryland, 50 men; . iA 1
Easton, Maryland, 2G men ; Le C a-it.l
of Preston, Caroline county, M ,miI
men ; Wingato Post, No. 9, of
Cecil county, 25 men; Reno P v
Hagerstown, 30 men; James
Post, of Rising Sun, Cecil count '
The Department of Maine Avas
by 40 men in line and a number
ment officers. They were A. I
Department Commander; J. 1
Junior Vice-Cofiimander ; E. Al r . ,
spector; John T. Foster, Assistant Adjutant-General
; W. II. Haskell, A. C. Hamlin,
and J. S. Bongs, Past Department Comman
ders. Tho representatives of the Department
from Vermont rode in a carriage. There
was no Post as a body.
Delawaro was represented by two Posts
from Wilmington, No. 1, Thomas A.
Smith with Go mon, took up position on
tho left of the Massachusetts delegation, with
a colored Post, No. 4, from Wilmington,
which had arrived with them. The latter
numbered 30 men, with a drum band of 8.
The Rhodo Island delegation arrived on tho
assembly ground, Broadwaj' and Baltimore,
cist side, shortly after 9 o'clock, and took up
position on the left of the Delaware (colored)
Post. About 25 in all represented this
The Massachusetts men of Dahlgren Post
No. 2'Of 'Boston; who arrived in the city 6n
Tiiestlay night with Post 2 of Philadelphia,
were earty on the ground and presented and
an excellent appearance. They had with them
their own band (Mainland's, of Brockton),
of 27 pieces, in addition to over 100 men in
line. Thoy formed the escort of Commander-in-Chief
Merrill, and occupied the leading
position in the second division, divided into
five companies.
Connecticut was represented by a delega
tion of 20 men, which did not arrive ou' its
assigned position during the formation' of
the alignments, but took part in tho proces
sion in a later order. t
The Department of Ohio, C. T. Clark com
mander, was well represented in the parade.
There were delegates from J. C. McCoy Post,
No 1, GO men ; Todd Post, No. 29, from
Youngstown, Ohio; Edward A. King Pest,
No 23, Dayton, Ohio; Nebling Post, No.20,
Western Ohio; Charles B. Austin Post, No.
11, had two representatives, S. McCulloch
and W. E. Orton ; Norris Post, No. 27, Fos
toria, Ohio; Mitchell Post, No. 45, Spring
field, Ohio; G. H. Thomas Post, No. t13,
Cincinnati; John Bell Post, No. 119; Lytic
Post, No. 47. This Department was accom
panied by J. St J. Clarkson, editor of the
Dayton Daily Herald; William J. Elliott, cf
the Sunday Capital, Columbus; Ex-Governor
Thomas L. Young, J. Warren Keifer, Speaker
of the House of Representatives; General
J. B. Houston, senier vico commander;
Joseph Amos, assistant quartermastor-gon-cral
; Inspector S. O. Stockwoll and Silas M.
Sparlin, chairman of the reception committee.
The Department of tho Potomac, S. S. Bur
dett commander, had representatives from
Kit Carson Post, No. 2, J. A. Ruwlings Post,
No. 1, Lincoln Post, No. 3, George G. Mcado
Post, No. 5, John F. Reynlods Post, No. 6,
James A. Garfield Post, No. 7, A. E. Burn
side Post, No. 8, and O. P. Morton Post,
(colored,) No. 4, GO men This last Post was
fr, r
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escorted by the Butler Zouaves (colored) and
Iowa, G. B. Hogan commander, had in pro
cession Asst-Adjt Gen. W. R. Mowing, Com
rade Guthrie, council of administration, and
Illinois was represented by 20 men, Tho3.
G. Lawler department commander. In a
carringo provided were officers and John W.
January, who lost both feet at Anderson
ville. Indiana had representatives from Terre
Haute, and Kansas was represented by De
partment Commander J. C. Walkiushaw and
six delegates.
Owing to tho distance, very few were pres
ent from the West, most of those depart
ments being represented by delegates. From
the department of the Mountains, which in
cludes Colorado, Wyoming, aud Montana
came Department Commander E. K.StinSon,
M. J. Fitzgerald, A. A. J., and six men from
A. Lincoln Post, No. 5, Garfield Post, No. 18,
McPherson Post, No. 14, and Thornburg, No
From Minnesota came Adam Marty, de
partment commander, and a representation
from Mullcr Post, No. 1, and Georgo N. Mor
gan, No. 4.
CJcn. W. S. Rosecrans was present from
California with a small delegation from Po3t
No. 2, San Francisco.
From Michigan camo Gen. B. R. Pierce, de
partment commander, C. J. R. Pond, past
department commander, and C. A. Jones,
member of the national council of adminis
tration. Nebraska sent its department commander,
B. R. Pierce, B. P. Cook, assistant adjutant
general, and ten delegates.
The solo representative of the Sixth Mas
sachusetts, which passed through Baltimore
on the 19th of April, 'Gl, was C. P. Lord, of
Company G.
Tho New Jersey division was headed by
tho Bordcntown Cornet Band, with sixteen
pieces, followed by Ed. L. Campbell, depart
ment commander; Wm. B. Hatch, Post No.
37, of Camden, N. J., with 100 men in line.
The One Hundred and Ninety-seventh Penn
sylvania battle-flag and Twelfth New Jersey
battle-flag were carried by tho men, and at
tracted considerable attention. Lincoln Post
No. 11, of Newark, N. J. The men in this
Post were dressed in dark navy-blue clothes,
with while vests, 51 men in line, headed by
the Post's fifo aud drum corps of sixteen
Aaron Wilkes Post No. 23, Trenton, N. J.,
headed by Winsler'3 Seventh Regiment band
of twenty pieces. They numbered seventy
five men, each carrying corps markers and
wearing Grand Army Republic suits. Each
nian had attached to the lappcl of his coat
a small gold badge representing the name
and number of the Post.
Thomas M. K. Lee Post 5, Camden, N. J.,
40 men, with fife and drum corps.
Robert Boggs Post No. G9, New Bruns
wick, N. J., 13 men.
E. D. Baker Post, No. 22, Mooretown, N.
J., 10 men.
A few represoutativc3 from Van Horton
No. 3, of Jersey City, were alo in the
aid marched with Aaron Wilkes Post
.vxt followed the Virginia division,
':" 2d by a largo fifo and drum corps
."riu the Portsmouth (Va.) navy-yard and
tlif 'ejpresentatives to the Natioual Encamp-
,ju-'"!'V JXIiey were succeeded by 'Fargrant''
,. No. 1 of Portsmouth, Va., which had a
6f 40 men. The men were much ap-
, v ded for their fine marching aud drilling
bitions of which were given on Broad
t prior to tho start. Callioux Post No. 2,
: 40 men and drum corps, from Norfolk.
Thoma3 Frauci3 Meagher Post No. 3,
r'sraouth, Va., 35 mon and drum corps.
k ' '1 Kearney Post No. 7, Portsmouth, Va.,
i B. C. Cook, collector of tho port com-
' .ler, with 25 men, carrying several fine
m a American flags.
icoln Post No. 5, Portsmouth. The
Post consolidated with Phil Kearney
No. 7. A number of the Posts from
Virginia carried relics of old flags, besides
several new American flags.
The Department of Pennsylvania was
next represented. Department Commander,
J. M. Vanderslice.
Post 1 (George G. Meade Post) of Phila
delphia, 125 men in lino, 18 battle and 4
State flags, accompanied by their baud and
drnm-corps of 35 pieces.
Post 2, Philidelphia, ISO men and
citizens corps of 85. The Post wore blue
coats and white pauts and wore preceded by
their lino drum corps of 40 pieces under
Drum Major McCarty, and a uniformed
guard of 40 muskets commanded by Capt
Mclntire. They had 17 flags in lino.
Post 5, of Philadelphia, 50 men, accom
panied by an armed guard of 20 men, S. H.
Martin, captain ; J. W. Bonton, lieutenant,
and Matthcws's band, composed of soldiers'
orphans of the Philadelphia! Institute, and
a drum corps of sons of members of the Post,
under Drum Major Harry IrolrmrtnV '
Post 10 (Grcblc Post), of Southward, Phil
adelphia, 150 men, accompanied by the Posb
guard of 25 men, in command of Lieutenant
P. O'Brien, and a drum corps of 1G pieces.
This is said to be the largest Post in Phila
delphia, having GOO members. It had five
battlo flags in line.
Post 8 (E. D. Baker Post), of Philadelphia,
15G men; delegations of Posts 1 GO and 114,
and carrying the Ninety-first and One Hun
dred and sixth Pennsylvanias' battlo flags;
also tho Seventy-first California (Baker's
regiment) and an old Mexican flag presented
to tho Post by Mrs. Col. W. F. Small. The
members of the Tost drew iu lino a small
cannon captured at Gottysurg.
Reviewing tho Parade From ilio City Hull.
A Distinguished Compnny.
The parade, as already stated, was re
viewed at tho city hall by President Arthur
and members of his Cabinet, General Sher
man, and a distinguished company of Fed
eral aud local officials. Tho President
reached Baltimoro early in the day, leaving
Washington at ten o'clock in tho private
car of President Garrett, of the Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad. His party consisted of tho
following officials: Attorney-General Brew
ster, Secretaries Frelinghuyseu and Lin
coln, and Postmaster-General Howe. At
Baltimore thoy wero met by President
Garrett, Mayor Whyto, Collector Web
ster, ox-Collector Thomas, Thomas M.
Lanahan, and othor distinguished citizens,
and driven to tho City Hall, where they
were joined by Speaker Keifer, of the nouso
of Represeutativea, General Wm. T. Sher
man, aud Col. Bacon, aud formally received
by a committee of citizens. When the pro
cession was announced to ho approaching,
tho party left the Mayor's parlor and took
position on the eastern portico, whence the
President, with uncovered head, reviewed
tho procession. Gcner-al Agnus, of tho
American, pointed out the various commands
as they filed by, and the President acknowl
edged their marching salutes with a wave
of his hat At the close of the parade he
was driven to tho residence of Mayor White
for dinner, at which the other members of
the party, with tho private citizens whose
individual guests they were, wero present-
i o '
The Crack Tosts of tho KrsI Old Rnttle Tlass.
Exchanging Tunes.
It is worth chronicling as an illustration
of the good ieeling which prevailed that
many of the G. A. R. bauds iu the procession
played " Dixie " and " Maryland, My Mary
land," while the bands escorting the South
ern militia showed a fondness for "Rally
Round the Flag," " Columbia the Gem of the
Ocean," and other popular aira in the Union
Post No. 2, of Philadelphia, brought with-
them a drum and fife corps of forty mem
bers, uniformed in blue and red. They at-
t.vni'.tpll n frronf. rloal ri otfonfinn Ttt -flififi
parade the Post appeared in whito pants, the
three section's Post, guard, and drum corps
thus forming the three distinctive colors, red,
white, and blue. Of the colors carried by
Post 2 many arc notable. There aro four
Post flags, (guides,) one Stale flag, one Na
tional Flag, the regular Post flag, and aUnion
Jack. Ot old battle flags, there are the
Twenty-ninth, Seventy-second, (two flags,)
Eighty-second, Twenty-third, Forty-sixth,
Sixty-ninth, (Irish Brigade,) Ninety-ninth,
One Hundred and Nineteenth, (two flags,)
Sixth Corps headquarters' flag, Sixth Corps,
Second Division, headquarters' flag, Fifth
Corp, Second Division, Third Brigade htad
quarfcra' flag, and the Twentieth Corp3, First
Division, headqnarters' flag. The flags are
all carried by the men who now own them,
as they aro in most instances presents from
corps and division commanders. The color
guard is commanded by Officer of the Day
H.W." Allen, of PostS.
Wilson Post, of Baltimoro, which escorted
Dahlgren Post No. ' 2, of Boston, and Post
No. 2, of Philadelphia, to their hotels, carried
several tattered battle flags of the old Mary
land Line, which they rescued from decay
in the cellar of the state house at Annapolis.
The crack organizations of the veterans
are the " Three Big Twos," or, as they are
facetiously called, tho "too, too toos," of
Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington.
Dahlgren Post 2 of Boston, Post 2 of Phila
delphia, and Post 2 of Washington aro cer
tainly fine-looking men, and deserve tho dis
tinction thoy have won. They are composed
mostly of lawyers and prosperous business
men, not a few of whom aro well known
outside the borders of -their own cities. Tho
members of Dahlgren Post, who were the
guests of Post 2 of Philadelphia at that city
on Monday, arrived hero Tuesday afternoon
with the Philadelphians, and were mot at
Union Depot by Wilson Post, of Baltimore,
who escorted the former to tho Eutaw House
and the latter to tho Carrollton. All along
tho march they were loudly cheered and
applauded, while favorable comment was
heard on every side. Dahlgren Post mus
tered 93 men, and was accompanied by Mart-land'-s
Brockton Band of 27 pieces. They
wore sidcarms, white baldrics, blue uniforms,
2ffiftII$anc8l& liats. The officers wereTCol.
.GeorV C. Joslfn, senior vice-commanderrin
coinihand-" Dr. H. S. Everett, acting vice
commander; Dr. A. D.Smith, surgeon; Henry
Bright, Jr., acting chaplain; Wm. F. Clark,
adjutant; E. A. Knipp,quartorraastcr; Chas.
H. Whiting, officer of tho day. Thoy-will go
to Washington in company with Post 2, of
Philadelphia. The Philadelphians are ac
companied by their fife and drum corps of
thirty-oue men and a firing party of forty
men. Tho drummers and fifers wear natty
red uniforms. The firing party are uni
formed handsomely and conspicuously.
They wear tho Russian shako, whito coats
trimmed with light blue, and gold and light
bluo pantaloons. Thoy carry brcecli-loading
rifles. The officers of tho Post are Frank A.
Lynch, Commander; L. R. Fortesque, Sen
ior Vice-Commander; M. E. Fegan, Junior
Vice-Commander; Harry W. Allen, Officer
of tho Day; J. O. Winchester, Adjutant; N.
F. Lightner, Quartermaster; Charles F.
Kenneday, Chaplain. Ex-Governor Hart
ranft, of Pennsylvania, is a member of this
Post, as is also Judge Fell. Commander
Lynch has a gallant war record.
One of the popular attractions of the
parade was Comrade Theodoro Hoff, of Wil
mington, Delaware, who is six feet seven
inches in height, and weighs 271 pounds.
He served four years in the war before he
was twenty-one. In the parade he rode in a
barouche, and was everywhere hailed a3
" the great Jumbo."
Ylsit of General Shonuan and Others Tho
Camn-ITlro Scenes and Incidents.
Camp Agnus was comparatively deserted
up to noon. At that hour the Citizens' Com
mittee, represented by Mr. Joshua Horner,
Jr., tho efficient chairman, had perfected
their arrangements for the reception and
entertainment of the guests invited to par
ticipate in the grand Camp-fire ceremonies.
The grounds set apart for the use of tho
Camp-firo adjoin Camp Agnus, on tho north,
and aro under tho exclusive control of tho
Citizens' Entertainment Committee. Here aro
spread over four hundred yards of tables, hav
ing a capacity for seating nearly ten thousand
persons, and storehouses and culinary de
partments have also been erected. Arrange
ments havo also been made for feeding
twenty thousand porsons on the Camp-firo
grounds. At different points throughout
the grounds numerous tanks having a
capacity of 200 gallons each were placed,
filled with ice-water, lomonade, and other
refreshing fluids. These are provided with
spiggots, and tho veterans had tho privilege of
indulging ad libitum. The Camp-iire grounds
wcro open during tho day only to comrades in
uniform and their immediato families. On
entering tho guests were received by a corps
of citizens and escorted to the refreshment
tables where they were most hospitably en
tertained. The bill of fare, comprising palata
blc soup, bread and butter, ham, beef, dices
collee, ccc, was pronounced oy mo uors
as very much superior to tho fare they welre
uncustomed to while on the tented fielils.
As evening approached the camp-fires wAro
kindled and tho camp presented much tlho
appcaraneo of a veritable army encamping nt
Tho spcctaclo was a highly picturesque rono,
and tho sounds ot music and revelry con
tinued till midnight
General R. B. Ayxea arrived at the
grounds about 4 o'clock, accompanie
General James A. Herbert of the Maryland
militia, and Colonel Mitchell of his staff.
They passed through and inspected tho
camp, and expressed themselves as much,
pleased at its complete military appoint
During the reception in the City Hall,
ex-Mayor Latrobe got General Sherman
away and took him ont to Camp Agnus, with
Colonel Bacon, of the staff of the General of
the Army. The party rode out in General
Latrobe's carriage and made a tour of tho
grounds without the presence of the distin
guished visitor becoming generally known.
From the camp they proceeded to tho
Camp-fire ground, where they alighted, and
Mr. Joshua Horner, Jr., the efficient chair
man of the citizens' camp-fire committee re
ceived them, and in company with Mr. Chas.
A. Vogeler, of tho citizens' executive
commitece, initiated them into all of the
mysteries of the commissary department
At this time the ground was occupied by
KCVeraPscoro of veterans, who were reviv
ing Hrmy-rdminiscences over plates of pala
'Itab3)erm,I "feohp and partaking freely
of 'h'Sc '""eatables provided by the citi
zens' committee. One or two noticed
General Sherman a3 he proceeded around
tho upper part of the grounds, and soon
there was a general rush toward the old
warrior, who greeted the ex-soldiers with a
hearty grasp of the -hand and a cheerful
Subsequently the visitors approached the
tables at the lower end of the grounds where
the veterans were eating, and as soon a3
General Sherman saw the soup, he obtained
a plate and ate it with considerable gusto,
subscqxiently washing it down with a glass
of milk. The operation of eating was in
terrupted frequently by old companions in
arms, who came up and greeted General
Sherman with many manifestations of pleas
ure. For a half hour Old Tecumseh held an
impromptu reception and many interesting
incidents occurred. Among these was the
greeting of a Missourian who exclaimed aa
he extended his hand:
"Here's one of them Old Eighth Missouri
bummers, General!"
"Eighth Missouri; you don't say so?
What in the world are you doing here? "
responded the General, warmly.
"There's no hogs about here, General," said
the veteran.
General Sherman looked at him with a
quizical air, and said, " yon boys gave me
a great deal of trouble."
" And you gave us a great deal of trouble,
" But I made yon fight like thunder," was
the retort of the old commander, which
raised a laugh at the expense of the Missou
rian. Another veteran said to the General, w I
have not seen you since the night you,
crossed the Mississippi at Hardtimes."
"Were you there? " asked the GeneraL
"Yes, sir."
" Who were yon with ? "
"I was in the commissary's department,
and you and your staff rode up nearly
starved and we fed you on potatoes. Laugh
ter. A feeble old veteran, in shaking hands;
with the General, remarked that the bean
jg'iupjh-jwas then eating was different from
thai at (Carlisle, " for here" saidhs, "you
don't have to dive for the bean."
" No," said General Sherman, as he swal
lowed a mouthful with evident relish, " this
is good." -
" Been a long time since you. ate it before
General," said another blue c6at.
" No," was the reply, " I have it every day
at home when I can get it."
After greeting all of the veterans who were
present, General Sherman returned to Balti
more with General Latrobe. His visit afc
the camp was-a perfect; ovation and to tho
spectator the scene was interesting to the
highest degree Incidental to his visit
General Sherman received several rounds of
old-time camp-ground cheers and a tiger
with each.
Krilliunt Display of Fireworks Speeches by
Gen. Herrill and Othcrs The Uluo
and the Gray.
At nightthe camp gronnds were brilliant
ly lighted with thousands of Chinese lan
terns. The throng was immense, all the
avenues of approach to the Post being
blocked with vehicles. Commencing about
8 o'clock, there was a superb display of firo
works, continuing until nearly ten, many of
the devices being decidedly novel, one bear
ing the letters " G. A. R.," exciting great ad
miration. Some delay in the arrival of the
delegates necessitated a postponement of th
formal ceremonies of welcome until a later
hour than had been arranged, and it was
not until ten o'clockthat tho representative
members of the Order assembled in the
mansion, where refreshments were provided.
Ex5-Mayor Latrobe presided, and delivered
the dpening address of welcome.
Mx James Hodges, a leading merchant,
was -then introduced, and as the representa
tive of the commercial interests of the city,
extended a cordial greeting and sincere wel
come to the Grand Army of the Republic.
Applause. This is a welcome that knows
no (North, no South, no East, no West.
ChViers. It was an honest and hearty wel
com:e. Continuing, Mr. Hodges remarked
thai this was indeed a festive holiday a
hoiliday created by heroes, and born of Na
tional patriotism. He spoke of the public
decorations of the city, the parade of its mil
itary, tho receptions, etc., tendered the
Graiid Army, as indicating the sincerity and
heavrtiness of the welcome tendered the vis
itois, aud tho enthusiasm the occasion had
arcused among tho people. It was an ap
propriate and touching sequel to the Dcco
rarion Day ceremonies of a few weeks ago,
wfien the gallant survivors of both armies
actorned with flowers the-graves of the brave
nyen who sleep their last sleep. We dedicate
tfhis day to the brave men of both armies
nion and confederate. Cheers. In clos
ing, Mr. Hodges spoke of the present Reun
ion as a harbinger of the peace and good
fellowship that will hereafter exist between
the sections. Federal and confederates
should to-day pledge themselves to stamp
out every trace of sectionalism and hence
forth be brothers of a common country.
Gen. George S. Merrill, Commander-in-Chief,
was the next speaker. As ho rose to
address the audience a storm of applause
swept over the room, continuing for several
momonte. He said : Mr. Chiarmen, members
ef the convention, and citizens of Baltimore:
The Grand Army of the Republic cornea
together to-day for the ICth annual sessioa.

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