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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, ISS3.
TtjE GRAND RlfY.
Last "Week's Encampments A Val
uable Record of Post Work.
In our Graud Army columns, this week, will
1C found reports of the Department Encamp
ments of Maine, Vermont and Wisconsin. The
annual Encampment of tho Department of
"West Virginia is announced to take place to
morrow at Clark&burg. Tho Nebraska En
campment will be held at Lincoln, on the 20th
inst.. and that of Oregon at Portland, on the
22d inst During tho past week The Tribune
has received notice of the contemplated estab
lishment of new Posts as follows: W. H. Dra
per, Adams, Jefferson county, New York;
Florentine Butler, Webb's Mills, Maine ; N. L.
Newberry, Beaumont, Pennsylvania; H. J
Garbctt, Blur Hill, Nebraska; Owen Ovcrhart,
Worth, Pa. ;' H. II. Postlewaitc, Bcllair, 111. ;
Geo. Eoscbrook, Big Springs, Logan county,
Ohio; A. II. Franklin, Pleasant Mount, Miller
county, Missouri; G. M. Stanard, Lexington,
Sauiiac county, Michigan; A. Weinscheuck,
Bell evue, Jackson county, Iowa; Jos. Farlin;
Arcadia, Trempealeau county, Wisconsin.
The Tbibune has also been notified of tho
appointment of the following Post correspond
ents and agents: 'George II. Armstrong, Cartcr
ville, Mo.; George W. Miller, Terro Haute,
Indiana; J. Lcstncr, Stanard's Corners, Now
York; G. S. Maer, agent, and D. B. Monroe,
correspondent, Manton, Mich.; W.H. Wortman,
Bucyrus, Ohio; Geo. M.Eicc, Urbridge, Mass.;
S. J. Boyles, Clarksburg, West Virginia.
MAINE.
The annual meeting of tho Department of
Maine was held at Auburn on the (ith inst.
There are now sixty-eight Posts in the State,
a gain of seventeen over last year, 4,200 mem
bers, and $1,320 in tho treasury. The past year
is the most prosperous in tho history of the De
partment. Officrcs were elected as follows:
Commander, E. M. Shaw, of Lisbon ; S. V. C,
R. K. Gattley, of Portland; J. V. C. D. P.
Field, of Lewiston: Chaplain, Rev. It. L. How
ard, of Bangor ; Medical Director, W. S. Howe,
ofPittsfield.
VERMONT.
Tho sixteenth annual Encampment of the
Department of Vermont was held at- Benning
ton on the 8th and 9 th instants. The city was
gayly decorated with llags and bunting in honor
of the presence of veterans and delegates. The
visiting members were received at the depot
by Custer Post and escorted to headquarters.
Am-n the veterans were Governor John W.
Barstow, Quartermaster-General Horace Hide,
Colonels J. H. Goulding, and W. H. Gilmore of
the Governor's staff, General William W.
Henry, Colonel J. C. Bangs of Lewiston, Me.;
Major P. Corlis of Albany, N. Y.; Colonel W,
L. Greenleaf, of tho Vermont National Guard,
and Assistant Adjutant General C. C. Kinsman.
Tho Council of Administration met on the Sth
inst., at 4 p. m., at tho Putnam House, to receive
credentials of delegates. The Encampment
convened at Grand Army Hall at 5 o'clock,
Couimander A. B. Valentine presiding. The
annual address was then delivered by the com
mander. The Encampment subsequently ad
journed, and re-convened in tho evening at
Free Library Hall, where a line and substantial
banquet was given by Commander Valentine
to the visiting comrades and delegates, which
was served by the ladies of Post Custer. A
Camp-fire followed. Free Library Hall was
handsomely decorated with flags for the ban
quet and Camp-fire. Commander Valentine
nrst called on Governor Barstow, who spoke of
Bennington as a most fitting spot, from its his
toric associations, for a Grand Army JEncamp
ment. The Governor eulogized the heroes of
the revolutionary struggle under Stark and
Warren, and paid handsome tribute to the
valor and deeds of their descendants in tho
war of the rebellion. Junior Vice Commander
Bangs, Chaplain-in-Chief J. M. Foster, of Wat
erloo, N. Y.: General W. W. Henry, Attorney
General Sherman, of Massachusetts; Major N.
P. Bowman, and others, were called on for
speeches by the Commander, and responded in
an eloquent and happy manner. The speeches
were interspersed with singing of war and
camp songs by a male quartette, and Frank
Bradford recited "The Light Brigade," with
thrilling effect. The Camp-fire was one of the
largest and most interesting ever held during"
an annual Encampment. Over 200 gallant
veterans were present, and great enthusiasm
prevailed among tho old soldiers responsive to
the eloquent and patriotic speeches of tho
various speakers. The election of officers, on
the second day,-resulted-in the re-election
of the principal ones, and tho full board
is: A. B. Valentine, of Bennington, Depart
xnent Commander; L. D. Savage, Waitstield,
S.V. a; A.H. Gilmonr, Fairlee, J. V. C; E.
H. Pettingill,Saxtoa's'Biver, Medical Director;
Bey. J. K. Eichajdson. Eutland, Chaplain: C.
C. Kingsman, Rutland, Adjutant; Council of
Administration, arrcn Gibbs, Burlington;
Charles E. Graves, Bennington ; J. A. Benedict,
Ponltney: C. E.Parker, Vergennes; A. P. Bow
man, St. Johnsbury. Delegates to National
Encampment, E. H. Bipley, Rutland; A. P.
Childs, Bennington; L. J. Terrill, Underhill;
Alternate Delegates, D. L. Morgan, Eutland ;
O. C. Wilder, Waitstield; M. J. Leach, Walcott.
Comrade H. A. Huse, of Brooks Post, No. 13,
Montpelier, who was especially detailed for tho
inrpose, on the 2d inst. mustered Edwin D31
ingham Post at Waterbury, Vermont, with
twenty-eight charter members. Twenty com
rades of Brooks Post were present. The new
Post was named in honor of Major Edwin Dil
lingham, of tho Tenth Vermont volunteers, who
was killed in action at Winchester, September
19, 1864. The following officers were installed
by Comrade Huse: Commander, Charles Wells;
S. V. C, James W. Sleeper; J. V. C," Jerome B.
Ayers ; Surgeon, D. A. Gray ; Chaplain, E. J.
Foster; 0. D., F. H. Atherton; O. G., Hartwell
Moody, and Q. M., F. B. Taylor. Tho appoint
ments were Thomas T. Farrell, Adj't; F. Car
penter, Scrg't-Maj., and J. H. Elliott, Q. M. S.
Garfield Post, No. G2, Lincoln, Vt., organized
last October with twenty-ono members, now has
thirty, and more in contemplation. Depart
ment Commander Win. C. W. Elliott recently
installed the following officers: Commander,
Eev. Z. Elliott; S. V. C, S. Hodge; J. V. C, I.
Clark; Adj't, William C. W. Elliott; Q. M., O.
Barnard: Chaplain, Fred James; O. D., Ed
James; O. G., T. Clark; Serg't Maj., Joseph
Paraut; Q. M. Scrg't, I. King. Tho Post is
contemplating a uniform for Memorial Day.
Commander F. B. Morse, of Hall Post, No.
39, recently installed the following officers of
Foster Post, No. 53, Wolcott, Vermont: Com
mander, M. J. Leach ; S. V. C, C. C. Fisher; J.
V. C, I. C. Sanborn; Adj't, M. D. Scott; Q. M.,
J. E. Wheeler; Surgeon, L. A. Tillotson; Chap
lain, S. T. Greene; O. D., N.Whitney; O. G.,
O. E.Andrus; Serg'tMaj., E. E. Mann; Q. M.
Scrg't, S. D. Luce.
Comrado F. V. Eandall, Westford, Vermont,
writes us that Post No. 10 at that place, which
has a membership of sixty, gave a banquet on
the 31 ult. at Comrado T. N. Roger's Hotel,
which was attended by upwards of 100, includ
ing invited guests. Tho affair and the dance
at the hall which followed was a grand success.'
The Post will give a G. A. E. dance at Roger's
Hotel on the 20th inst
Comrado S. L. Holt sends us an "account In
rhyme of tho public installation of officers of
Hooker Post, No. 5, South Londonderry, Ver
mont, on the 3d inst. It abounds in witty
alluhions, and wo regret that the limited space
at our disposal will not admit of its publica
tion. MASSACHUSETTS.
Department Commander Evans, of tho G. A.
E., has issued a circular letter announcing tho
following members of his official staff: Assist
ant Adjutant-General, Alfred C. Munroe, of
Post 13, Brockton ; Assistant Quarterniaster
Goncral, Charles 0. Fellows, of Post 35, Chel
sea: Inspector, H. A. Sawyer, of Post 5. Lynn ;
Judge Advocate, John L. Rice, of Post 1G,
Springfield; C'hiff Mustering Officer, E. P.
Gibbs, of Post!), Hudson. The letter congratu
lates the Order on having a membership of over
12,000 in tho State and a surplus in the treas
ury; speaks words of commendation for tho
retiring Assistant Adjutant General, James F.
Meech, after continuous serrico of seven years
in his office; nrges on tho comrades efforts in
behalf of the Soldiers' Home in Chelsea, so as
to make this successful institution permanent;
and announces that after February 10th., De
partment headquarters will be at Room 6, No.
12 Pemberton Square, Boston.
Comrado George M. Rice, Uxbridge, Mass.,
writes us that he has been appointed corres
pondent of The Tribune byH. H. Leggo Post,
No. 25, at that place. He says : " We like tho
ring of the big guns you bring to bear on the
enemies of tho soldier; we like the way you
stand up for the veteran and his rights. Keep
up tho fire, comrade, and have no fear but that
the comrades will stand by you. Wo say The
Tribune is tho best paper in the country and
should be in tho hands of every soldier in the
land." Tho officers of tho Post are : Com
mander, E. J. Hill ; S. V. C, C. E. Brayman ; J. V.
C, William S. Fullerton; Q. M.,H. Whitamoro;
O. D., C. Hall; 0. G., S. D. Gregory; Chaplain,
Levi Brown ; Adjutant, George M. Rice. This
installation was public, and after tho ceremony
a Camp-firo was held, at which tho Adjutant
delivered an interesting address on the battle
of Fredericksburg.
"A Battery Boy," Boston, Mass., writes us
that Theodore Wiuthrop Post, No. 35, of Chel
sea, Mass., Charles O. Fellows, Commander,
which numbers over -100 members, in order-to
replenish its charity fund, opened a fair at tho
Academy of Music, Chelsea, Tuesday, tho 6th
inst., which continued until tho following Sat
urday night. It was opened in due form by the
newly elected Department Commander Evcrns
his first official act. The affair was a grand
success. Five thousand tickets at$l each were
disponed of before tho opening, and as the
tickets were limited to that number, premiums
were offered for them, without any to 'be pro
cured. At a low estimate the Post netted $5,000.
Tho old vets are appreciated by the masses
in Massachusetts. Tho Soldiers' Homo alono
prooves this.
Post 5, of Lynn, Mass., numbering nearly
800 membersit is said, are contemplating
holding a fair in the immense building built
and owned by the Post, and intends issuing
20,000 season tickets. What Post No. 5 under
takes it always carries throught in shape, and it
is safe, therefore, to predict for the fair a full
measure of success. If one would know what
a genuine Camp-fire is, ho should attend those
of Post No. 5, of Lynn.
A banquet complimentary to Comrade Geo.
S. Evans, of Post 30, Cambridge, the newly
elected Commander of tho Department of Mas
sachusetts, will be given at Temple Hall, Cam
bridgeport, on the evening of February 21. Tho
city government and other distinguished citi
zens will be present. Mr. Samuel B. Rindge
has presented Comrade Evans a complete De
partment uniform and sword.
Comrade M. S. Rockwood, Hopkinton, Mas-.
sacuuscus, Tvruus us iuut j. j. iJiirna rusi,
No. 14, at that place has twenty-five members
and a good prospect for thirty or forty more.
Its officers are: Commander, T. N. Drawbridg;
S.V. C, M. S. Rockwood ; J. V. C, J. D. O'Brine ;
Q. M., H. E..Snow; Adj't, J. M. Palmer ; O. D.,
L. B. Haydcn; O. G., C. H. Harris; Surgeon,
N. H. Hougton; Chaplain, A. E. Newton.
Comrado E. J. Bean writes us that Post No.
37, Spencer, Mass., on the 7th inst. tendered a
soldier's banquet of baked beans, coffco and
other refreshments to its Commander, Comrado
W. A. Sloan, in honor of his election as Junior
Vice Department Commander of the Depart
ment. Smoking, speeches and story-telling
filled up the very pleasant evening.
RHODE ISLAND.
The "ladies' Camp-fire" of Tower Post, No.
17, Pawtucket, E. I., and their friends was held
on the Sth inst., and was indeed a. pleasant suc
cess. Tho members and their ladies gathered
at tho Post hall to the number of about two
hundred. There was social chat and the liko
while the Post held 'the regular meeting,
and then all were invited to Reform Club
Hall, where tables were spread with tho
usual delicacies of the Camp-fire. This over.
Commander Pierce called them to order, and
after an overture by Lawton's Orchestra, Rev.
J. J. Woolley was called upon and made a stir
ring address to the comrades. Then came songs
by the ever-welcome Slocuiu Brothers, and
Dutch recitations by the favorite Lon Gardiner.
Comrade Edward P. Tobie, of Prescott Post,
Providence, reau some war reminiscences under
tho title of "Whiffs of Smoke," and was fol
lowed by a cornet solo by Mis3 Annio Fish,
Mrs. Fish accompanying her on the Piano.
Songs by Robert Lawton closed this part of tho
entertainment, and then the floor was cleared
for dancing. It may bo said in this connection
that tho lady friends of this Post arc talking
about organizing an auxiliary society in con
nection with the Post a grand idea, the com
rades think.
NEW YORK.
Comrade O. T. Perkins, Hallsport, N. Y.,
writes us as follows : Wesley Bolfe Post, No. 332,
was mustered in at Stannard's Corners, Alle
gany co., N. Y., on the 22d ult., by Past Post
Commander C. C. McCready, of H. C. G. Post,
No. 247, Bolivar, N. Y., assisted by the officers
of tho last-named Post. Owing to a delayed
train, it was 9:15 p. m. before tho visiting com
rades arrived in Wellsville, and then a drive
of two and a half miles brought them to the
little village whero the newly organized Post
is located. Supper over, and it was 10:30 be;
foro the business of the evening commenced.
A number of the recruits had concluded that
the " boys" were not coming and had gone to
their homes, so that but twenty-two were
found at tho outposts when the time camo for
muster. Tho muster over, it was voted a
grand, good thing, and we won't go homo till
morning" was tho verdict of them alljand
'mid song and story and joke, 'mid reminis
cences of the old camp life bo vividly brought
before them by the incidents of the evening,
the wee sma' hours lengthened until tho east
ern sky betokened tho coming of tho orb of
day. One incident is worthy of mention in
connection with the mustering of the Post,
showing the spirit of fraternity characteristic
of the old soldiers. Frederick Bicrman has
been unable to walk for several years, owing
to injuries received in the army, but ho
wanted to muster in with the rest, so tho boys
(gray-hcaded boys now) took him from his
home, placed him in a cutter and drew him to
tho hall, and as tho recruits filed up tho stairs,
carried him in their arms up and into the Post
room, where accommodations were in readiness
for him. At tho closo of ceremonies, a largo
delegation took him home again. Comrade
Bicrman says he never felt prouder in his life,
with " Soldiers in front of him, soldiera to
right of him, soldiers to left of him, and
soldiers all around him?' as he rode away to
his home. Indeed, it was a body-guard of
which a king might well be proud. Tho offi
cers are: Commander, O.T. Perkins; S. V. C,
I. A. Krusen; J. V. C, J. Lcstner; O. D., C. F.
Cline; Q. M., J. T. Coval; Chaplain, N. R.
Woodcock; Adj't. J. Fausberry; Surgeon, L.
Campbell; O. G., A. J. Griggs; S. M., O. B.
Selden ; Q. M. S., F. Bierman. Tho J. V. C.
attends to tho interests of The National
Tribune in tho Post. Wo are started with
thopromiso of an increase in numbers. Wo
hopo to bo of use to tho Order, and intend to
mako our influence tell for good in our locality.
I think we should bo called tho Farmer Post,
as we are made up almost exclusively of farm
ers. It is a good bean country, so look out for
Camp-fires, with beans by tho wholesale, and
occasionally a roasted bullock.
A comrade writes us from Now York under
-tho signature of "Rctyah"as follows: "Tho
time is approaching when the Grand Army
will have ceased to recruit, by reason of hav
ing absorbed all tho available material, so that
it is a question to bo met: How shall wo get all
honorably discharged soldiers and sailors injo
tho Grand Army? Onco in, how shall we keep
them in ? I believe a change in tho form of
ballot would in itself bo a benefit to tho G. A.
E., and that a two-thirds vote should elect.
Comrades should look over tho very large num
ber of rejections during tho last year, and ask
whether comrades had not in many instances
allowed personal feeling to rise paramount to
Grand Army interests. Under the present form
of election the growtli of a Post may be stopped
by two or three. Very many comrades march
in ono door and out of tho other; that is, they
attend two or three meetings, their interest ,
ceases, and soon they are dropped members.
Theso are the hardest class of recruits to get,
and I think tho National Encampment can
make it easier if they will give the matter at
tention. Tho rules and regulations need
to be revised and mado over so as to meet pres
ent wants of the Order. Questions are every
day coining up in Posts which Commanders
are at a loss to know how to meet, as they tan
not find an' rule to guide them. Soldiers and
sailors aro each their own lawyer, and very
much time is wasted at Post meetings by mo
tions made out of order, and very frivolous
arguments made by ono or two self-constituted
attorneys, which it seems the misfortune for
almost every Post to have. Post meetings
should be mado lively and entertaining, busi
ness transacted quickly, always time given for
fraternal greeting, and a few minutes for rem
iniscences." General H. A. Barnum, as chairman of tho
memorial committee of New York city, has
sent out circulars requesting the delegates to
thccoinmittectosend their credentials to the sec
retary, Lehman Israels. A meeting will be held
on Monday evening of next week, at the Pen
sion Office, in Canal street." General Barnum,
to whom is credited the great success attending
tho observance of Decoration Day last year,
positively declines to allow his name to bo used
again in connection with tho chairmanship of
tho committee. The suggestion has been mado
that tho occasion of Decoration Day this year
shall be made available to interest tho general
public in the project of building a soldiers' and
sailors' monument in that city that shall be
commensurate with the record of New York in
tho war and her position as tho Metropolitan
city. Tho Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument As
sociation, organized under tho auspices of the
Grand Army of the Republic of that city, on
Decoration Dayf 1579, among the prominent
members of which aro ex-Governor Morgan,
ex-Governor Hoffman, Jndgo Daly, General
Aspinwall, General McQuade, General Barnum,
and others, has been duly incorporated under
the laws of the State. It will hold a meeting
during tho week and determine upon a plan by
which tho matter may be brought before tho
people generally and co-operation gained on
the work of tho Grand Army. Colonel N. W.
Day, chairman of tho executive committee of
the Veterans' Rights Union, states that a meet
ing of the union will be called in a few days.
Tho printed proceedings of the convention held
in October wcro distributed at tho recent En
campment at Troy, and resulted in tho unani
mous adoption of a resolution fully approving
tho purposes of its organization.
" Old Soldier," Richfield Springs, N.Y., writes
us that the comrades of Weldon Post, No. 256,
at that place, arc all keenly alive to the benefits
of the G. A. R. Its two delegates, House and
Tallman, have returned from the State En
campment at Troy, bringing such enthusiastic
accounts of tho good work performed by tho
Grand Army as to rouse the dryest old fogy.
The Post started out on a foraging expedition
on the evening of February 1st, and mado an
assault on tho works of the Commander. On
the approach of the comrades tho Commander
promptly barricaded his fortifications with an
abundance of tobacco, and armed his garrison
with clay pipes, but the onslaught was so des
perate that an unconditional surrender was tho
result. A pleasant evening was spent, and in duo
time the detail reported the beans ready, flanked
by etceteras, which were discussed in a soldierly
manner. The presence of the genial Officer of
the Day from Turner Post, Cooperstown, was
an uuoxpected pleasure. Tho illness and con
sequent absence of some of tho comrades was
much regretted. In tho " wee sma' hours" tho
happy party dispersed after singing a number
of army songs, noticeable among which being
tho " Sword of Bunker Hill," well rendered by
tho Adjutant. Says our correspondent: "Tho
merits of TnE National Tribune were dis
cussed by the infantry, cavalry and artillery
present, a good many taking it, and all agreed
that it is exactly suited to the wants of the
soldier."
General John A. Reynolds, of Eochcster, New
York, recently elected Department Commander,
on Friday mado the following staff appoint
ments: Assistant Adjutant-General, Joseph A.
Adlington, of Eochcster; Assistant Quartermaster-General,
Milton H. Smith, of Eochcs
ter; Inspector, M. A. Stearns, of Dansville;
Judge-Advocate, Harlan J. Swift, of Cuba;
Chief Mustering Officer, William W. Eobacher,
of New York ; Aides-dc-Camp, A. B. Lawrence,
of Buffalo; William H. Warner, of Syracuse;
H. F. Stambach, of Buffalo; E. B. Gere, of Os
wego; D. M. Perine, of, Oswego; A. H.Spicrre,
of Albany; J. C. J. Langbein, of New York;
Charles H. Yost, of Eochcster ; Charles McEI
roy, of New York; Joseph L. Folletr, of Brook
lyn; John E. Mcintosh, of Ithaca; Ira M.
Hedges, of Haverstraw; Frank B. Frost, of
Elinira; John Copeland, of Friendship; Thos.
B. Odell, of New York, and Eobert B. Buchan
aud, of Lockport.
Comrade Charles J. Johnson, Hamilton, New
York, writes us that Arthur L. Brooks Post,
No. 272, at that place, recently passed a series
of resolutions of condolence in the case of the
death of Louiso Underhill, beloved daughter of
Comrade C. W. Underbill. The officers of tho
Post are : Commander, Charles J. Johnson ; S.
V. C, E. D. Spencer: J. V. C, Major Willard
Hcech; Adj't, Captain Charles W. Underhill;
Q. M., William H. Abbert; Surgeon, Dr. Frank
D. Eecbe; Chaplain, J. F. Goodrich; O. D.,
Francis Kennedy; O. G., A. McNeal; Serg't
Maj., Willis A. Merrj'field; Q. M. Serg't, L. L.
Weed. On tho 20th inst. the Post will have its
annual Camp-fire, at which Senior Vice Depart
ment Commander H. Clay Hall and Inspector
General George A. Cantine, of the Department,
are expected to bo present.
Comrade D. H. Farr sends tho following list
of officers of Seth N. Hedges Post, Dansville,
Livingston, co., N. Y.: Commander, Col. M. A.
Stearns; S. V. C, A.W. Fielder; J. V. G, John
Kriely; Q. M., J. J. Bailey; O. D., William
Kramer; O. G., Charles McLaughlin; Adj't,
Samuel Allen; Surgeon, W.H. McLaughlin;
Chaplain, S. W. Tenncy ; Q. M. S., Oscar Wood
ruff; S. M., W. H. Munsec. Tho Post has
eighty members and is in a prosperous con
dition. On the 5th inst. the Post had a Camp
fire at the Clinton Hotel. An entertainment,
which followed tho banquet, was participated
in by Comrades Faulkner, Tenncy, Fielder
Sutfin, Burgess, Tiffany, Munsee, and others.
Comrade Kriely, J. V. C, walked seven. mile3
from his homo at Ossian to be present.
Comrade C. E. Blackwell, Brooklyn, N. Y.,
writes us that while on a visit to Mcchanic
ville, Saratoga county, N. Y., recently, ho had
tho honor of meeting Mr. and. Mrs. Ellsworth,
tho father and mother of Col. E. E. Ellsworth,
who was shot while takingHown a rebel flag at
Alexandria on tho 24th of May, 1861. He was
shown the sword which was presented to the Col
onel by the First Dragoons of Chicago, and his
horse, which, though now nearly thirty years
of age, is still hardy and spry. When the horse
dies, Mr. Ellsworth says ho will bo buried at
the foot of the Colonel's grave.
Comrade 'Rose, Enfield Falls, New York,
writes us that Gregg Post in that vicinity,
whoso twenty-two membera are scattered over
an area of eight miles, is looking up, and the
boys aro all taking a lively interest in its well
fare. They meet at Newfield on tho first
Thursday night of each month and at Trum
ble's Corners on tho third Thursday night.
Some old Springfield rifles have been sent for
for drilling purposes.
Thirty-six gentlemen representing tho polit
ical and other public societies and clubs of note
in Brooklyn, met on the 5th inst. in the parlors
of Mayor Low's house, to discuss tho steps nec
essary to bo taken towards the erection of a
soldiers' monument in Brooklyn. Mayor Low,
who originally suggested tho project, presided.
It was resolved to appoint a committee of seven
to secure designs.
Charles H. Bells Post, No. 291, Wyoming, N.
Y., organized last September with but ten
members, has moro than double that number,
and is doing well. Tho comrades and their
wives were entertained on the evening of tho
30th ult. in right royal stylo by Colonel A. B.
Lawrence.
Comrado Frank Lillibridge, P. 0., writes lis
that Garfield Post, No. 229, will hold a Camp
fire on tho 22d inst., and adds: We'll bring tho
good old bugle, boys ; we'll sing another song,
smoke the old pipes and drink from the same
canteen, as wo did in the days that tried men's
souls.
e Comrade W. M. Hood, Knowlesville, N. Y.,
writes that there will be a Reunion of the
Third New York cavalry at Rochester, N. Y,,
on tho second Wednesday in June, the 13th
inst. Two Eeunions have already been held
at Eochcster.
Georgo W. Flower Post, No. 306, Theresa,
New York, at its meeting on the 29th ultimo
passed a series of resolutions acknowledging
and returning thanks to Hon. E. P. Flower for
a gift to the Post fund of $100.
Comrado John Plant writes U3 that Post No.
316, recently established at Luzerne, N. Y., is
in a flourishing condition. It starts with some
twenty-one members.
NEW JERSEY.
Department Commander Geo. B. Fielder, of
New Jersey, Comrado John Ramsey, As
sistant Adjutant-General, has issued General
Orders, Nos. 123 and 124, from headquarters,
Jersey City. No. 1 calls attention to tho fact
that in somo Posts dues have been, increased,
with a view to cxclusivcncss, which is a direct
stab at the fundamental principles of tho Order.
In it he says: "Let the avenues leading to tho
doors of our Post-rooms be kept wide enough
to admit any and all honorably discharged sol
diers and sailors." In No. 2 the fact is noted
that an examination of the descriptive books
of several Posts show that they are not correctly
kept, some of the comrades names being entered
twice, thus giving false totals. Order No. 3
directs that tho finances of Posts should bo pro
tected by recognized business principles, and
suggests that each Post open a bank account
and have tho Post checks signed by the Quar
termaster and countersigned by tho Comman
der and Adjutant. All claims' of $5 and up
wards should be paid by check. In order No:
1 Department Commander Fielder states that
the practice prevails in many Posts of this De
partment of selling badges to recruits when
mustered; tho practice is a pernicious one and
must be discontinued at ouce. Tho by-laws of
each Post should stipulate a certain amount for
initiation and muster fee, which should include
tho badge, the badge to bo presented and not
sold to tho recruit. In that case tho bad co is
always the property of the Post. The badgo is
an evidenco of membership in tho G. A. E., and
is given to the comrade to keep as long as ho
complies with tho orders and by-laws of the
Post of which ho is a member. When a com
rado ceases to do that, or is dropped from tho
rolls for any cause, the badsio is then tho prop
erty of the Post, and hercaiter it is made the
duty of Post Commander andQuartermastcr to
see that these badges are turned into the Post.
This course will put a stop to unworthy men
wearing tho honored badge, and on that ground
soliciting aid from members of tho Order.
PENNSYLVANIA.
Comrado John W. Pryor, Past Po3t Com
mander, on tho 2d inst. instilled the following
officers of James Miller Post, No. 273, Weath
erly, Carbon co., Pa. : Commander, Capt. Geo. n.
Jones; S. V. C, Peter G. Slcath ; J. V.C., Daniel
Keener; Q. M., Daniel Bachman; Chaplain,
Samuel A. Tobias ; Surgeon, Peter Chccsman ;
Adj't, Edward C. Wilson; Serg't Maj., Griffith
Bachman; O. D., Ira Oliver; O. G., Washing
ton Penrose; Q. M. Serg't, Anson R. Heller;
I. S., James Purccll ; O. S., Nathan Buck. This
Post was named after Colonel James Miller, of
the Eighty-first Pennsylvania volunteers, who
was killed at tho battlo of Fair Oaks, Va. The
Post Commander is a brother of Past Senior
Vico Commander W. N. Jonc3, of tho Depart
ment of Pennsylvania.
At tho muster of Pennsylvania Reserve Post,
No. 191, on the Sth inst., Past Post Commander
G. W. Palmer was presented by his fellow-comrades
with two badges, one being that of a Past
Post Commander, and the other tho mark of
the Third division, Fifth Army Corps, on which
was a suitable inscription. The presentation
was made in a neat speech by Junior Vico
Commander J.E.Smith,whorefcrredinahighly
complimentary manner to Comrado Palmer's
administration while commander, followed by
a few amusing reminiscences of his army ca
reer. Although the tokens were a complete
surprise to the recipient, ho was equal to the
emergency, and responded in a modest but well
worded speech.
Custer Post, No. 38, Etna, Pennsylvania, has
installed the following officers : Commander, J.
L. Ellscssor; S. V. C, Harry E. Beatty; J. V.
C, W. H. Baker; O.D., Phil Herst; 0. G.,
Harkus; Q. M., John Thomas; Chaplain, John
Gamble; Adj't, Thomas Sallade.
There are thirteen Post3 in the Department
of Pennsylvania that havo a membership of
over 300, nine of which, viz., 1, 2, 5, 7, S, 10, 51,
63 and 91, are located in Philadelphia. Of tho
new Posts, 275, of Philadelphia, is tho largest,
having 103 comrades.
At a meeting of Post No. 5, Philadelphia, Pa.,
held on the 6th inst., a resolution was passed
earnestly requesting Senators to strive by all
fair and honorable means to secure the passage
of tho $40 pension bill pending before the
Senate.
"Company C, Nineteenth United States In
fantry," writes us that Fisher Post, No. 30,
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, now has a member
ship of over thirty, and its numbers are steadily
increasing.
MARYLAND.
Comrade John H. Suter, Department Com
mander of Maryland, has issued from head
quarters, Baltimore, General Order, No. 1, in
which tho following appointments are an
nounced: Assistant Adjutant General, Milo V.
Bailey; Assistant Quartermaster General, Wil
liam H. Searles; Inspector, H. G. Hayden;
Judge Advocate, John W. Saville; Chief Mus
tering Officer, John A. Stciner. They will be
obeyed and respected accordingly. Post Com
manders are requested, to designate to these
headquarters ono comrade for appointment as
aid or assistant inspector. "In appointing my
official staff," says Commander Suter, "I have
been guided entirely by what I have learned
from experience during my three years service
as Assistant Adjutant General, and am satis
fied that the comrades named will devote time
and energy to the work of the Order. Consid
erable work must be done during the year, and
I earnestly ask the active help and hearty co
operation of every comrade in assisting me to
advance tho interests of the Grand Army of
this Department."
Department Commander Suter and Inspector
H. G. Hazen visited Elkton, Md., last Friday
night, and mustered in Post No. 10 of that
place, which starts under very favorablo au
spices. Tho following officers were installed :
Commander, John Burke; S. V. C, Joshua M.
Ash; J. V. G, Pearson Matthews; O. D., Luke
Goodyear; 0. G., Louis Barber; Ad'jt., John S.
Settle.
WEST VIRGINIA.
Comrade S. J. Boyles, Clarksburg, West Va.,
writes ns that Custer Post, No. 8, at that place,
is in a flourishing condition. Its fifty com
rades include men who ranked from patriotic
privates to colonels, and they -all to-day feel
the promptings of the same spirit that led them
to face shot and shell for four long years.
KENTUCKY.
ALadies' Auxiliary to James S. Jackson Post,
No. 3, Owensborough, Ky., was organized last
November with fifteen members, which num
ber has since been increased to nineteen. They
gave their first entertainment on tho 5th inst.,
which was tho first anniversary of Jackson
Post, which realized $50. Tho ladies served an
excellent supper, and the young peoplo danced
to their hearts' content.
OHIO.
Comrade Henry E. Frost, New Lisbon, O.,
writes us as follows : Po3t 133,'institutcd hero
on the day of President Garfield's burial, now
numbers sixty-threo members, and has nice
comfortable rooms, well-attended meetings, and
every prospect of substantial success ; also, last,
but not least, somo lucre in tho Q. M.'s hands.
Our officers aro: Commander, Charles L. Frost
(re-elected) ; S. V. C, A. E. Martin; J. V. C,
Eobert Morrow; Chaplain, J. D. Peterson;
Surgeon, G. M. Chanuler; Q. M., Georgo L.
Miller; 0. D., E. B.Johnson; 0. G., John D.
McElroy ; . Delegate to Department Encamp
ment, Henry G. Frost; Alternate, George L.
Miller. To replenish" tho Post's funds, we have
been giving military dramas, and with con
siderable success pecuniarily. Tho last pre
sented was "Tho Little Major," written for
Major J. B. Percival, of our Post, which took
immensely, it being entirely new and original,
and with plenty of opportunity in it for
amateurs and others to show their ability. On
Christmas wo gave substantial presents to our
widows and orphans,. and wo endeavor at all
times to exert a watchful care over their neces
sities. Truly, the widows and- orphans of those
who died for their country, or planted the
seeds of disease that afterwards caused their
death, aro, above all, entitled to tho care and
protection of not only ex-soldiers, but of a
Nation.
In a communication from Past Department
Commander John S. Kountz, of Toledo, to
District Mustering Officer T. D. McGillicuddy,
of Akron, 0., he says Forsythe Post, No. 15, of
Toledo, has now a membership of 600, and they
intend to push that membership to 800 during
the present year. Of the original thirteen who
were charter members November 19, 1S66, but
ono is missing, and that by death. Comrade
McGillicuddy expects soon to organize Posts at
Doylestown, Eichfield, Eavenna and Mantua
Station. Mantua Station is knocking at the,
G. A. B. door; they intend to include several
of tho adjoining towns in one grand Post.
Capt. A. M. Erwin, of Mantua, has tho mutter
in hand. Forty-nine one-legged-soldiers wero
at tho late G. A. E. Encampment at Youngs
town. At a Tcccnt meeting of Mitchell Post, No. 45,
Springfield, Ohio, Commander Grant presented
to tho Post a lifc-sizooil portrait of President
James A. Garfield, recently received fro.m Com
rade S. J. Uhl, of Paris, France, as a testimo
nial to Mitchell Past. It was given an hon
ored place on the walls of tho Post headquar
ters, above tho Chaplain's position. Commander
Grant furnished the elegant gilt frame at his
own expense. . On motion of comrades a unani
mous and appreciative vote of thanks was ten
dered Comrado Uhl (an ox-soldicr of the Six
teenth O. V. I.) through Comrado Grant. It
was further resolved to forward to him, at Pa
ris, a G.A. E. badge and to guarantee a compli
mentary initiation to the Order in Mitchell
Post? whenever ho shall return to these, his na
tivo shores.
Comrado W. n. Wortman, Bucyrns, Ohio,
writcsjis that Keller Post, organized two years
ago at that place, is named in honor of two
brothers Captain Amos and Lieutenant Aaron
Kcllor, of Company C, Forty ninth 0. V. I.,
who wcro both killed in the battle of Stouo
Eivcr, January 1st, 1S63. They fought side by
side, and wcro never separated. They fell as
they fought, and now lie buried, as they had
lived, side by side, in the beautiful Oak Wood
Cemetery at Bucyrus. The Post is in a pros
perous condition, and has $150 in the relief
fund. At its last meeting a committee, con
sisting of Commander Wm. McCutchen, Past
Commander S. D. Welsh, and Comrade Dr. J. F.
Fitzsimmons, was appointed to perfect tho
organization of a Ladies' Auxiliary.
Comrado James R. Smith, Richfield, Ohio,
writes us that Brint and McBrido Post, No.
225, at that placo, is flourishing forty names
on the roster and more being added. On tho
13th ult. Comrade M. P. Sanderson installed tho
following officers: Commander, A. Gardiner;
S. V. C, James R. Smith; J. V. C, John E. Bo
linger; Adj't, Wm.Tunison; Q. M., A. G. Wash
burn; Chaplain, Henry Chulip; Surgeon, W.
R. Ford; O. D., Wm. Bartholomew; 0. G., W.
H.Dennis; S. M., O. P. Clark ; Q. -M.S., Sam
uel Bayliss. After tho installation, a bounteous
supper of pork and beans, hard-tack and colfeo
was served, which, with the old army songs
which followed, was much enjoyed by all pres
ent. Comrado W. A. Ludlam, Cleveland, Ohio,
who sends twenty-one new subscribers, writes
us that Memorial Post, No. 141, of that city,
was organized a little more' than a year ago.
Wo have now about 150 members and every
thing is in a most flourishing condition, both
financially and socially, and have no doubt but
tho present year will see our numbers doubled.
The following officers wero elected for the en
suing year: Commander, J.N. Frazee; S.V.C.,
J. F. Isom; J. V. C, M. T. Britton, Jr.; Q. M.,
E. M. Hesslor; Chaplain, L. S. Fish; Adj't, T.
M. Nichols; 0. D., John C. Roland; O. G., J.
W. Dwycr; Dist. Ins., M. B. Gary; Q. M. S.,
Herman Mayer; S. M., H. V. Zimcrman.
Comrado A. Mullen, Van Wert, 0., writes us
that Post No. 100, at that place, organized last
April with fourteen charter members, now has
seventy-nine. The following aro its officers:
Commander, J. A. Gleason; S. V. G, John W.
Hoagland ; J. V. C J. W. Burch; Q. M., A. I.
Gleason; Adj't, Ismael Malick; Chaplain, E.
Dcprey; O. D., D. H. Borland; Surgeon, Wm.
Smith; 0. G., A. Stitz.
Comrade Samuel Weaver, Barnesville, O.,
writes that Hilles Post, No. 220, at that place,
has sixty-five members nnd is flourishing. The
following are the officers : Commander, G. E.
Hilles; S. V. C, H. S. Barnes; J. V. C, J. B.
Lane: ChaDlain, H.W.Baker; Q. M., T. J.
Carr O. D, Major Petty; O. G., J. V. Ellis.
Post No. 243, Rainsborough, Ohio, is in a
flourishing condition. At the last regular meet
ing the old officers were all re-elected for an
other year.
Comrade William H. Frederick writes ns that
Bronson Post, No. 85, of Jersey City, Ohio, now
numbers forty members and is in a prosperous
condition.
INDIANA.
"Co. H, Thirteenth Indiana," Indianapolis,
Ind., writes us that the following Posts have
recently been mustered in that State: No. 131,
Russiaviller No. 132, Argus, Marshall county;
No. 133, Noblcsvillo; No. 134, Sardina, Decatur
county; No. 135, Ormer, Whitely county; No.
136, Huston, Jackson county No. 137, Hunting
ton ; No. 133, Hudson, Steuben county, and No.
139, Folsomville, Whitely county. Stoughton
Post, No. 128, Mishawaka, has installed the
following roster of officers: Commander, J. A.
Rope; S. V. C, Henry Milburn; J. V. C,
Charles Frank; Chaplain, W. H. Fetterich;
Surgeon, W. B. Butterworth ; Q. M., L. Adsit;
O. D., John Bovd; 0. G., A. O. Kramer; Adj't,
H. G. Beemer ; S. M., M. M. Fisher; Q. M. S.,
W. H. Judkins. Tho Post is a new one and is
doing well. Major J. A. Hiff, Commander of
Post No. 55, Richmond, assisted by Captain
Graham, has installed the following officers of
Post No. 129, at Dublin: Commander, A. D.
Bond; S. V. C, M. Z. Carmany; J. V. C, S. S.
Williams; Chaplain, Henry Palm; Snrgeon,
Dr. S. S. Boyd; Q. M., William Hicks; Adj't
A. G. Compton; O. D., I. N. Gilbert; 0. G.,
Joe Walton. Gen. Oliver P. Gooding, a promi
nent comrade of Frank P. Blair Post, No. 1,
Department of Missouri, has entered the lecture
field, with "Future America" as his subject.
Ho lectured before Eunyan Post, No. 147, New
London, Ohio, on the 2d inst.; atSherburn,
N. Y., on tho 6th inst. ; before Chismore Post,
Ilion, N. Y., on the 7th inst., and at Eichfield
Springs, N. Y., on tho Sth inst. Ho will return
to Indiana in March, and lecture before Eobert
T. Templeton Post, No. 35, Oxford, Ind., and
other societies. Bachman Post, No. 26, at.
Madison, will give a pork and bean festival on
the 16th inst. The Council of Administration
of this Department convened in Indianapolis
on the 13th inst. for tho purpose of fixing a
time for holding tho fourth annual Encamp
ment. Sergeant Otto Schultz, TJ. S. A., late
signal officer located at Indianapolis, died on
the 4th inst. at St. Vincent's Hospital. Tho
deceased was a comrade of George H. Thomas
Post, No. 17, by which Post he was buried with
tho honors of war on the 7th inst. Gen. Hazen
has been petitioned to appoint Sergeant Nop
penhaus to fill the"" vacancy.
Lincoln Post, No. 24, Mace, Ind., has in
stalled the following officers: Commander,
John Peterson; S. V. C., John Hogsett; J. V.
C, J. M. Chadwick; Adj't, W. G. McClure; Q.
M., J. C. Martin; Surgeon, J. W. Hogsett; O.
D., Daniel Durbin; Chaplain, J. Hugelheim;
0. G., W. H. Thompson. Comrado Martin
writes us that tho members of the Post aro in
fine spirits and organized for work.
At tho last regular meeting of Morton Post,
No. 1, Terre Haute, Ind., George W. Miller,
adjutant, was elected an agent for The Na
tional Tribune, "in order," says our corre
spondent, "that all comrades may know whom
to go to to secure your valuable paper and give
him all items of interest to the G. A. E."
MICHIGAN.
Comrade E. W. Survy, Battle Creek, Mich.,
who sends us five new subscribers, writes U3
that Farragut Post, of that place, which was
organized November, 1881, with thirty-three
charter members, now numbers ninety-six,
with thirteen applications on file, and the
members expect to turn out next Decoration
Day 150 strong. Ho adds that it is his inten
tion to send us tho names of fifty new subscrib
ers before then, and present the Post with The
Teibune premiums ten volumes of the his
tory of tho war as soon as the Post is ablo to
establish a reading-room. '
Comrado D. B. Monroe, Manton, Wexford
county, Michigan, writes us that at the last
meeting of 0. F. Morton Post, No. 5-1, at that
placo, ho was elected correspondent of The
Tbibune, aud Comrade G. S. Maer, Commander,
agent, to solicit subscriptions. Tho following
aro the officers of tho Post : Commander, G. S.
Maer ; S. V. C, A. Woodward ; J. V. C, E. Har
ger; Surgeon, A. H. Wheeler; Chaplain, A. C.
Finn; Q. M., D. B. Monroe; 0. D., W. M.
Hodges; 0. G., D. C. Colier.
Comrade Wm. H. H. Goff, Cadillac, Mich.,
writes us that tho following officers of Washing
ton Post, No. 92, at that place, were installed
on the Sth inst., by P. P. C, T. J. Thorp: C. S.
Brodt, Commander; G. W. Wheeler, S. V. C;
Harry Smith, J. V. C. ; E. W. Watrous, Adju
tant; W. H. H. Goff, Q. M.; E.P. Orser, O.D.;
J. M. Jackson, O. G. Chaplain-elect, Z. Gil
lett, was absent at the time, but will be in
stalled, at next meeting. The Post is doing
well.
Dwight May Post, No. 69, Midland City,
Commander, D. W. Hitchcock; S. V. C, True
Heart; J. V. C, Wm. Simmons; Adj't, L W.
STir.ll . r Af Wm TWtriilcnn SnTcr TV W. Da.
s; Chaplain, David Huyck; O. D., T. B.
iXain; O. G., E, L Waldron; S. M., J. V. Louns-
bury; Q. M. S., C. L. Jenny. Tho Post is agi
tating tho getting up of a grand Camp-fire.
Past Post Commander G. E. Southworth
recently installed the following officers of Post
No. 59,Gobleville, Mich.: Commander, G. W.
Myers: S. V. a, S. H. Baldwin; J. V. U, B.
Eandall; Chaplain, O. S. Brown; Adj't, C. H.
Bcardslco; Q. M., H. McKecl: 0. D., G. B.
Southworth; 0. G., J.n.Eoot; Surgeon, David
Smith; Q. M. S., Phili. Bush; S. M., William
Sago.
Comrado Henry F. Jcnner, Ithaca, Mich.,
writes that Moses Wisner Post, No. 101, at that
place, is booming. It now numbers thirty-six,
and there aro fifteen applications on nlo.
Comrade Henry F. Jenner, Ithiea, Mich.,
writes us that steps aro being taken to organ
ize a ladies' auxiliary society in connection
with the Post at that place.
ILLINOIS.
Comrado Berch, of Elmwood Post, recently
publicly installed tho following officers of G.
F. French Post, No. 153. Princovillc, Peoria
countv, Illinois : Commander, J. G. Corbet; S.
V. C, E. Cohen ; J. V. C, E. Keller; Q. M.; A.
Simmons; O.D., S. A. Parker; Surg., J. Harring
ton; Chaplain, J. Lcarman; Adjt., A. C. Mof
fit: 0. G., W.Stewart; Q. M. S., D. M. Potts.
After tho installation thero was a Camp-fire,
which was much enjoyed by all present.
Comrade J. IT. Brubakcr, Sheldon, His.,
writes us that at its last meeting Sheldon Post,
No. 151, installed the following officers : Com
mander, Joseph W. Eobinson ; S. V. C. H. W.
Snow; J. V. C, Ed. Hannii; Adj't, J. N. Bru
bakcr ; Surg., A. C. Speck ; Q. M., Ashcr Sar
gent; Chaplain, ; O. IX, W. C. Short
ridge; 0. G., D.Lamrox; S.M.,Finlev Hopkins ;
Q. M. S., Zach Miles. Tho Tost has'thirty-four
members, and is doing well.
Lyon Post, No. 137, Department of Hlinois,
on the 3d inst. unanimously passed tho follow
ing resolution: "Ecsolved that wo hereby
tender our sincero thanks to General John A.
Logan for his unanswerable and unanswered
argument in tho United States Senate in defenso
of military law and in exposing tho wicked,
cruel, and causeless treachery of Fitz John
Porter."
Comrado H. H. Kingsbury, Xenia, 111., sends
us the following list of officers of Barnhill Post,
No. 162, at that place: Commander, T. W.
Kepley ; S. V. C, W. L. Beard ; J. V. C, Aaron
McEndra ; Surg., M. Dean ; Q. M., C. S. Whit
man; Chaplain, William Dyer; 0. D., D. L,
Tucker ; 0. G., Samuel Kenady.
Forty old vets assembled at Eidge Farm,
Vermillion county, His., on tho 1st inst., for
the purpose of organizing a Post there, aud tho
indications aro that thi3 will bo done shortly.
WISCONSIN.
Comrado H. P. F., Milwaukee, Wis., writes
us that an organization has been formed in that
city composed entirely of ex-soldiers who served
in Missouri regiments. They number nineteen
at present, representing the Second, Third,
Twelfth, Fifteenth, Seventeenth, and Thirtieth
infantry, Fourth cavalry, and light artillery.
They intend to make an excursion during next
summer or fall to Missouri and Arkansas to
visit the old battle-grounds. Their first annual
Camp-fire will be held March 7, being the anni
versary of tho second day of the battle of Pea
Bidgs. If any of the old comrades who served
in Missouri regiments now living in St. Louis
would inform the old Missonri veterans through
The Tribune whether or not it would ba
agreeable to them to get up some kind of a Ee
union at the time they reach St. Louis, they
would bo very much pleased. Eobert Chivas
Post, No. 2, Milwaukee, has installed tho fol
lowing comrades: Commander, J. C. H. Van
Scheen; S. V. C, Frank Simorr; J. V. C, J. S.
Hurlburt; Surgeon, Dr. C. O. Jennison; Chap
lain, S. P. Wehe; Adj't, William Crockery Q.
M., G. C. Staff; O.D., Charles A. Palmer; O. G.,
August Schmidt; Serg't Maj.. Albert Eraband;
Q. M. Serg't, Lonis Fuchs. Tho Commander is
an old Mexican war veteran. The report of the
Quartermaster Sir tho year ending December
31, 1832, showed $1,571.97 in tho treasury. Tho
Post held during tho year two balls and ono
picnic, clearing the sum of $350.50. Two
Camp-fires were held, and two sociables, which
last were free to all old soldiers and their fam
ilies. Our correspondent thinks that to apply
the term Camp-fires to entertainments when
oysters and other liko refreshments are served
is far from correct. He holds that a Camp-fiio
in its true sense is a gathering of ex-soldiers, at
which the old battles aro fought over again,
reminiscences, anecdotes, and stories, song3
sung, smoking indulged in freely, and to bring
back to the mind more forcibly the past, a dish
of bean3 andsow-belly with hard-tack and coffee
dished up by a comrade.
At the annual Encampment of tho Depart
ment of Wisconsin, held at Portago on tho 23d
of last month, sixty-threo Posts were repre
sented by ISO delegates. At the close of tho
year 1SS1 there were in the Department twenty-three
Posts with 850 members; with tho
close of the year 1832 thero were sixty-threo
Posts with 2,466 members a gain of forty
Posts and 1,636 members. The following com
rades were elected and installed by Post De
partment Commander Enos : Commander, Phil
lip Cheek ; S. V. C, E. J. Flint ; J. V. C, E. W.
Steele; Chaplain, E. C. Barrey; Surgeon, J. G.
Pelton; Council of Administration, C.L. Deer
ing, E. M. Eogere, J. A. Watrous, S. C. Cobb, H.
B. Harshaw; Trustees, J. J. Suppy, Edward
Ferguson, and G. M. Woodward; Delegates to
tho National Encampment, James Davidson,
Henry P. Fischer, and J. E. West ; Alternates,
C. K. Erwin, Tom Lindley, and D. G. James.
Janesville was chosen as the next place for the
Encampment. A resolution was passed asking
the Senate to pass the $40 pension bill ; also,
ono preparing for a grand Eeuniou of soldiers
and sailors to be held at the city of Milwaukeo
during the summer of the year 1S85. The En
campment closed with an entertainment, Camp
fire and dance. Tho manner in which the com
rades and their ladies of Eusseau Post, No. 14,
entertained the delegates calls for tho warmest
praise.
Comrado Seneca Corbin writes us that Mus
tering Officer W. A. Wyso recently installed
the following officers of H. A. Tator Post, No.
13, Eecdsburg, Wis.: Commander, H. Pearson ;
S. V. C, T. W. Claridge; J. V. C, Seneca Cor
bin; Adj't, W. A. Wyse; Q. M., H. Crouch;
Chaplain, S. C. Chaso; Surg., S.Hall; O.D.,
James Miles; S. M., C. F. Sheldon; Q. M. S.,
C. W. Gulliford. Tho Post has had two " bean
festivals" in tho Grand Army Hall this winter,
which was well attended, and on tho 22d inst.
will give a masquerade baB, when a grand time
may be expected.
Comrade George W. Home, Stockbridgo,
Wisconsin, who has sent us eight new sub
scribers, writes us that the Post at that place,
which was mustered on tho 6th of last October
with nineteen charter members, now numbers
forty members, with eight applications pend
ing. T. J. Hungerford Post, No. 39, Spring Green,
Wis., will givo a sociable and dance at tho
Villago Hall on Thursday evening, February
22, 1833. Music will bo furnished by tho
Mabbott Band of Helena. A grand time is an
ticipated. The officers of A. A. Matthews Post, Lavallo,
Wis., aro: Commander, Ira McWilliams; S. V.
C., E. E. Chamberlain ; J. V. G, John Sanborn;
Q. M., B. G Douglas; Surg., H. Lacy; Chaplain,
G. W. Dickens ; O. D., A. Pound; O. G., a
Kingsley.
IOWA.
Tho following are officers of Mower Post, No.
71, Le Mars, Plymouth co., Iowa : Commander,
A. A. Allino; S. V. G, W. S. Freeman ; Q. 31.
S., F. D. Fuller; Adj't, Dr. M. Hilbert. Tho
Post is in a flourishing condition and numbers
nearly a hundred members, many of whom aro
subscribers to The Tribune. Tho Eeunion of
tho soldiers of the Northwest will take placo at
Le Mars next fall, and extensive arrangements
are already under way to make tho affair a
grand success. Congressman-elect Hon. Isaao
S. Struble is ono of tho charter members of
Mower Post, and the comrades feel proud to
know that they havo in him not only an ablo
representative, but a true and tried friend of
the boys in blue.
Comrade Milo L. Sherman, FredericksbuTar,
Iowa, writes us that on the 2d inst. five sleigh
loads of comrades of Post No. 10-1, of that placo,
drove over to Nashua, eighteen miles distant,
with tho mercury at 10 below zero, and there
mustered a new Post, with twenty-seven char
ter members. Says Comrade Sherman : " O11I7
let tho ex-soldiers of the Union now show the
same interest in Grand Army as in other mat
ters, and with tho aid of The Teibune, next
Juno will witness such a gathering of Boy3 in
Blue as will surprise the natives. I suppose
you will claim tho now Post as ono of Ths

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