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quet at the close of the meeting. Distinguished comrades and citizens
will grace the occasion with their presence, and give words of cheer. In
order that the committee may work understandingly. Commanders of
Posts are desired to send immediately to this office, on the enclosed card,
the names of comrades of their respective Posts who Avill purchase tick-
ets to the above entertainment, at an expense not to exceed $1.00. Only
500 tickets can be issued, on account of the capacity of the hall.

VII. The addresses of the following named persons are wanted at
these headquarters : Joseph Jule;/ or Feter Beethern, who served on U.S.
bark Midnight^ U S. Navy, who came north on prize schooner Di't}/; any
member of Co. D, ISth Mass. Regt., present at the battle of the Wilder-
ness, May 5, 1864

VIII. The comrades of this Department are cautioned against giv-
ing assistance to a well dressed man, calling himself C. C. Curtis, claiming
to be a past commander of a Post in Peoria, 111. He is a flrst-class fraud.
Said Curtis is well posted in G.A R. work, is about forty years old, florid
complexion, auburn hair and moustache, weighing about 180 lbs. Look
out for him! The Commander of the Post at Peoria says: "No such
man ever belonged to this Post, and there never was a Post named ' Mans-
field' in Peoria."

By command of
A. M. LuNT, GEORGE S. EVANS,

Chief Mustering Officer. Department Commander.

Official :

A. C Monroe,

Assistant Adjutant-General.



Headquarters Department of Massachusetts, )

Grand Army of the Republic, -

12 Pemberton Sq., Room 6. )

General Orders, / Boston, Jan. 15, 1884

No. 12. f

I. The Annual Encampment of this Department |for the election of
Department Officers, and for the transaction of such other business as
ma.y properly come lief ore it, will be convened in Faneuil Hall, Boston,
on Wednesday Evening, January 30, at 7 o'clock, and be continued Thurs-
day, Jan. 31, at Tremont Temple.

Posts are entitled to the following ratio of representation : One
delegate for every fifty members reported in good standing, Sept. 30,
1883, with one additional for a final fraction of more than one-half
that number; but each Post, whatever its numbers, shall be entitled



EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT. 233



to at least one delegate. Post Commanders are members of the
Encampment by virtue of their office, but in the absence of the Com-
mander, the Senior "Vice-Commander may represent the Post, or in the
absence of both, the Junior Vice-Commander may act.

II. Immediately after the adjournment of the Encampment a ban-
quet will take place at P'ancuil Hall, to which have been invited some of
the most prominent comrades of our Order, as well as many of our most
distinguished citizens. The price per ticket has been set at $1 00 and as
only 500 can be issued, it is absolutely necessary that delegates desiring
them send in their names, through the Post Commanders, to these head-
quarters immediately.

III. The Commander of Post ;30, Cambridgeport, will detail an
Officer of the Day, an Officer of the Guard, and six comrades for guard
and other duty during the Encampment The Officer of the Day, Avith
his detail, will report to the Assistant Adjutant-General, at Faneuil Hall,
at G P.M., on the 30th, for instructions.

IV. The Trustees of the Soldiers' Home are desirous that comrades
and friends visit the Home at any time. They especially desire that all
members of the Encampment and comrades visiting this city at that
time will reach Boston early enough on Wednesday, 30th instant, to
visit the Home during the day. Free transportation will be furnished
to all comrades desiring it, upon application at these headquarters.

V. The address of some shipmate who Avas on board the U.S.
steam gunboat Gennesxee, Avhich sailed from Boston July 5, 1862, is
wanted at these headquarters.

By command of

GEORGE S. EVANS,
Official : Department Commander.

A. C. Monroe,

Assistant Adjutant-General .



Headquarters Department of Massachusetts,

Grand Army of the Republic,

12 Pemberton Hii , Room 6.

Boston, Jan. 23, 1884.

* [SPECIAL CIRCULAR.]

At the Annual Encampment of this Department, to be held in
Faneuil Hall, Boston, on Wednesday Evening, January 30, to be con-
tinued Thursday, January 81, at Tremont Temple, it is hoped there will
be a large representation, not only of Post Commanders, and delegates
or alternates, but all officers of Posts ; and while the floor of the Hall
will be devoted to the members of the Encampment, the galleries will be
free to all comrades who may give the National countersign to the
guard.

The same plan of admission to the Encampment will be enforced as
last year, viz :

I. A Red Ticket for each Department Officer and Past Department
Commander entitled to a seat in the Encampment. The coupon to be
surrendered at the door, where the National countersign will be
demanded by, and given to the guard.

II. A White Ticket for each Post Commander whose Post has
made complete returns, and is therefore entitled to representation at
this meeting. This ticket is not transferable, except under the following
circumstances : If a Post Commander is unable to be present, the Senior



234 HISTORY DEPT. OP MASS., G.A.R.



Vice-Commander may represent him, and in case neitlier the Post Com-
mander nor Senior Vice-Commander can be present, the Junior Vice-
Commander may attend. The coupon will be given np at the "door,
where the National Countersign will be given to the guard.

III. A Blue Ticket for each Delegate according to the representa-
tion the Post is entitled to in accordance with the Rules and Regulations.
If the delegate to whom the ticket is addressed is unaljle to attend the
Encampment, he may erase his name, and assign the same to his or any
other regularly elected alternate, whose name should be plainly Avritten
on the back of the ticket and coupon. The latter will be surrendered at
the door, where the National countersign will be demanded by, and
given to the guard.

The above tickets are herewith enclosed to the comrades that are
in good standing. The coupons will be taken up at the evening session
(the 30th), and the ticket proper at the session on the 31st. Com-
manders of Posts will, without delay, communicate the above infor-
mation to their delegates and the comrades of the Post.

At the close of the Encampment on the 31st, Thursday, at 3 p.m., a
banquet will take place in Faneuil Hall His Excellency Governor
Robinson and other gentlemen distinguished iu civil and military life
will be present.

All banquet tickets engaged will be reserved and delivered to the
Commander or representative of each Post Wednesday the 30th, at
Department Headquarters, or at Faneuil Hall in the evening, and also at
Tremont Temple before noon the 31st.

Yours in F., C. and L.,

A. C. MONROE,

Assistant Adjutant- General.



Headquarters Department of Massachusetts,

Grand Army of the Republic

12 Pemberton Sq., Room 6



;1



General Orders, ) Boston, Mass., Jan. 24, 1884.

No. 13. f

Comrades : As the year for which I was elected Department Com-
mander is fast drawing to a close, and as there are thousands of com-
rades in the Department Avhom I will proljably never meet again, I
desire in this my last General Order to bid all an artectionate farewell.
I desire also to heartily congratulate the Department upon its exceed-
ingly prosperous condition, upon the good will and harmony which pre-
vails within its ranks, and upon the very gratifying results of the year's
work, as will be shown by the reports of the Department Officers to be
presented at the Annual Encampment.

The year has been one of active, unceasing and determined work,
and I am happy to say that its results have not been barren, for the
Department will show by far its greatest strength, as well as its largest
expenditure for charitable purposes.

And now, comrades, as I am about to retire from the proudest
position of my life, the Commander of our noble organization in this
State, I bid those whom I shall not meet at the Encampment an official
farewell. I thank all for the generous confidence, kindly greetings and
many courtesies received during the year, and as I shall once more take
my place in the ranks of an organization of which I am proud to be even
the humblest member, I shall carry with me the happy remembrance of
many of the most pleasant meetings of my life



EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT. 235

Comrades, let me bespeak for my successor, whoever he may
be, that same cordial and hearty support which I have received at all
times and upon every occasion. Let us renew our obligations to the
Order, pledging ourselves to rencAved interest in our Department,
which is today almost a legion strong, and which in the seventeen
years of its existence has ever been true to the principles upon which
it has been founded, —fraternity among comrades, kindness and care
for the needy and distressed, and loyalty to country. It has ever been
united in good works, never vacillating from the lofty principles which
should govern us, and we now stand secure in the estimation of the
public throughout the Commonwealth, and recognized as a pow'er and
an institution throughout the land.

I am, comrades, yours in Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,

GEORGE S EVANS,

Department Commander.



236



HISTORY DEPT. OF MASS., G.A.R.



ROSTER

Department of Massachusetts, G.A.R.
1883.



Elected.

George S. Evans, Commander .... Cambridge.

John D. Billings, Senior Vice-Commander . Canton.

William A. Sloane, ./MJiior Vice- Commander, Spencer.

James H. Wkight, Medical Director . . . Natick.

John W. Lee, Clhaplain "Wakefield.

Council of Administration.

Charles H. Parsons Gloucester.

W. W. Scott Worcester.

Richard F. Tobin South Boston.

J. Gushing Thomas Boston.

Benj. Pitman Marblehead.



Official Staff.

A. C. Monroe, Assistant Adjutant-General
Chas. O. Fellows, Assistant Q.M.-General
Horace A. Sawyer, Inspector ....
John L. Rice, Judge Advocate ....
E.F. GiBBS, Chief Muster iuff Officer



12 Pemberton Sq., Room G, Boston.

12 Pemberton Sq., Room 6, Boston.

Lynn.

Springfield.

Hudson.



Aide s-de- Camp.



A. M. LUNT,

Samuel A. Gushing,
Isaac M. Holt,
Frank P. Simonds,
E. P. Jewett,
Geo. a. Fletcher,
Thos L. OBrion,
Geo. W. Kenny
Geo. H. Innis,
James Oliver,
Harry Crosby,



East Cambridge.

Dorchester.

Quincy.

Natick.

Foxboro.

Milton.

Boston.

Danvers.

South Boston.

Athol Centre.

Holyoke



Dennis Meehan,
Daniel T. Duhig,

E. C. SrOFFORD,

Daniel F. Kiley,
John S. Beck,
Justin B. Willard,
Thos. Swazey,
Fred L. Perry,
James A. Black,
Willard Y. Gross,
Ivory R. Allen,



Boston.

Cambridge.

Peabody.

Lawrence.

Medford.

Worcester.

Marblehead.

Springfield.

Spencer.

Brookline.

Chelsea.



EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL ENXAMPMENT.



237



Oliver H. Ingalls,
Theo. Leutz,
S. Wells Huxt,
Wm. D. Woon,



Aides-de- Camj) ( Contin ued) .



Franklin.
Boston.
Sandwich.
Haverhill.



Fred A. Washburn,
Charles Frazer,
Chas. M. Whelden,
E. W. Thompson,



New Bedford.
Clinton.
Pittsfield.
Lowell.



Bepresentatives to National Encampment.



delegate-at-large.
Jajies F. Meech, Boston.



delegates.



Wji. H. Hart,
Wji. M. Olin,
Andrew C. Stone,
Chas. S. Anthony,
Thos. J. Ames,
W. H. H. Emmons,
Hartwell S. French,
Chas. M. Whelden,
W. S. Frost,
c. h. coburn,
Thos. H. Hill,
J. Payson Bradley,



Chelsea.

Boston.

Lawrence.

Taunton.

Leominster.

East Boston.

Lynn.

Pittstieia.

Marlboro.

Lowell.

WoViurn.

South Boston.



alternate- at-large.
M. R. Greeley, Weymouth



ALTERN.\TES.



Andrew F. Smith,
A. A. Seaverxs,
Geo. G. Bailey,
g. m. horton,
G. H. Smith,
E. C. Spofford,
Philip H. Creasey,
A. B. Went worth,
Myron p. Walker,
Benj. a. Hathaway,
Geo. W. Nason,
Geo. W. Powers,



New Bedford.

North Scituate.

Hyde Park.

Attleboro.

Holyoke.

Pea body.

Newburyport.

Dedham.

Belchertown.

Plymouth.

Franklin.

Boston.



Past Department Commanders.



Austin S. Ccshman,
Francis A. Osborn,
A. B. Underwood,
♦James L. Bates,
George S. Merrill,
John G. B. Adams,
A. B. R. Sprague,



New York.

Boston.

Boston.

Weymouth.

Lawrence.

Lynn.

Worcester.



William Cogswell, Salem.
John W. Kimball, Fitchbui-g.

Horace Binney Sargent,

Salem.
*JOHN A. Hawes, Fairhaven.

George W. Creasey, Newburyport.
George H. Patch, So. Framingham.



* Deceased.



238



HISTORY DEPT. OF MASS., G.A.R.



POSTS.



Name of Post.



Wm. Lofcau Rodman
Dahlsren



W. H. Bartlett ..

U. S.Grant

General J.ander.



P. T. Wyman

Chas. Russell Lowell



E. W. Pierce .



Reno

George H. Ward . .

Abraham Lincoln.



H. M. AVarren

Fletcher Webster .



C. C. Phillips

John A. Andrew .



E. K. Wilcox.



General Sedgwick.
Colonel Prescott . .
Edwin V. Sumner.
H. S. Green leaf...
Friedrieh Hecker. .



Maj. E. F. Fletcher
Joseph Hooker



A. B. R. Sprague...

H. H. Legge

Thos. G. Stevenson

Charles Devens

George D. Wells . . .
F. P. H. Rogers ...



William II. Smart.
George W. Perry. .
Washington



Burbank

Phil. II. Sheridan . ..
Theodore Wintlirop.

Francis Gould



F. A. Stearns.

Dexter

Needham. ...



Gen. II. G. Berry.

Lyon

B. F.Butler



John A. Rawlins . .
G. Wesley Nichols

Colonel Allen

Richard Borden

Major How



George S. Boutwell ,
A. W. Bartlett ... .
Union



No.



Town.



COMMANDEE.



New Bedford .
South Boston .



Taunton.
Melrose. .
Lynn. ...



Holliston .
Boston



Middleboro



Hudson . . .
Worcester.



Charlestown.



Wakefield
Brockton.



Ho))kinton
Boston



Springfield .



Orange. ...
Ashland...
Fitchburg .
Coleram. . .
Boston



Milford

East Boston.



Grafton ,

Uxbridge

Roxbury

Oxford

We.-^t Boylston
Waltham



Cambridgeport



Scituate ,



South Boston .



Woburn .
Salem ... .
Chelsea .



Arlington



Spencer. . .
Brookfield
Lawrence. .



Maiden .. .
We^-tfleld.
Lowell .. .



Marlboro ..
Fayville . . .
Gloucester.
Fall River.
Haverhill..



Ayer

Newburyport.
Peabody



James L. Wilber

Geo. C. Joslin — )

175 K Street I

Joshua W. Brewer

•lames Pope

Chas. H. Baker 1

Box 23 )

Daniel F. Travis

A. E. Perkins I

'22 'o Walpole Street i

F. E. Wood (

Box 442 \

Rufus Howe

Will. I^. Robinson \

13 IMechanics Street )

Zoeth R. Knowles I

77 Pearl Street (

S. B. Dearborn

Geo. A. Grant I

Box 443 \

T. N. Drawbridge

Dennis Linehan 1

Custom House )

James O. Smith j

56 High Street i

R. W.Rand

John II. Balcom

James Cuthburt

David W. Snow

Theodore Leutz \

8 Williams Court |

Geo. L. Maynard

Wm. H. H. Emnnms. . . 1
48 Eutaw Street j

Jas. W. McKinzie

E.J. Hill

Charles H. Hovev

John A.Taft

W. L. G. Haskins

John G. Miller )

Box 439 (

Horace J. Gray (

Bristol Street i

A. A. Seaverns \

Norih Scituate !

A. C. Belcher

Boston Post-Ottice \

J. H. Canton

Albert .1. Lowd

Chas. O. Fellows (

Savings Bank i

JohnH.Hardv I

'23 Court Street )

Geo. L. Smith

J. A. Josselvn

Wm. D. Curtis ... (

73 Haverhill Street S

W. W. Sampson

Chas. H. Ciark

Geo. H. Richardson. . . . )
204 Bridge Street I

E. C. Marsh

S. F. Draper

Charles H. Parsons

John H. Abbott

Wm. H. Johnson )

Rear 108 Washg'ton St. )
John (^ A. McCollester. .

•Tohn A. Bean

Wm. H. Hildreth (

Box 173



Night of
Meeting.



Wednesday

1st and 3d Wed.

Tuesday

1st and 3d Tues.

Thursday

Tuesday

Friday

Saturday

Wednesday

Thursday

2d and 4th Tues.

Monday

Thursday

Wednesday

Friday

2d and 4th Wed.

Alter. Fridays

Wednesday

Monday

1st and" 3d Sat.

1st and 3d Sun.

Wednesday

2d and 4th Tues.

2d and last IMon.
1st and 3d Tues.
1st and 3d Mon.
1st and 3d Tues.
1st and 3d Fri.

2d and 4th Tues.

Thursday

1st and 3d Mou.

1st and 3d Wed.

Thursday
Tuesday"

Thursday

lstand4thThurs.

1st and SdThurs.
1st and 3d Tues.

Wednesday

1st and 3d Thurs.
2d and 4th Tues.

Thursday

Ttiesday
Monday.
Thursday
Thursday

Tuesday
1st Thursday
Friday

Monday



EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT.



239



POSTS.



Name of Post.



so.



Ezra Batcheller.
A. B. Randall. ..



Charles H. Stevens. . .
C'apt. C. S. Hastings.
I. D. Paull



Charles Beck

P. Stearns Davis.
Reynolds



Major J. A. Pratt.

Franklin

Nathaniel Lyon . .

Charles Ward

Gen. Wadswortli..

E. 1). Baker

Clara Barton

S. C. Lawrence

Allen

Benj. Stone, Jr



J. P. Rice

Georfte A. Custer.
Kiljiatrick



A. St. John Chambre..

McPherson

Hartsuff.

J. P. Gould

Collingwood

Theron E. Hall

David A. Russell

Chas. D. Sanford

Arthur G. Biscoe

Isaac B. Patten

John Goodwin, Jr

J. E. Wilder

M. E. Stowell

J. W. Lawton

W. L. Baker

Gen. S. Thayer

Paul Revere

J. H. Chipman, Jr

Ward

E. P. Carpenter

Francis Washburn

Ozro iNIiller

Revere

Gen. E. \V . Hinks



Joe Johnson

E. J.GriKgs

Henrv Bryant

Gen. W. F. Bartlett...

William B. Greene

Charles Sumner

Huntington F.Wolcott

Otis Chaiiman

E. Humphrey

J. ( )rson Fiske

O. W' . Walla«e

L. L. Merrick

Everett Peabody

Ericsson

Capt. Horace Niles

J. E. Simmons



D. Willard Robinson. . 112



Town.



North Brookfield
South Easton

Leominster

Berlin

Taunton.

Cambiidge

East Cauihridge.
Weymouth

Sterling

Franklin

Webster

Newton

Natick

Clinton

Warren

Medford

Manchester

Dorchester... .

W'estminster

Milllmry

Holyoke

Stonghton

Abington

Rockland

Stoneham

Plymouth . ,

Holden

South Abington.
North Adams .

Westboro

Watertown

Marblehead

Hanover

South Deerfleld.

Ware .

Northampton ...
South liraiutree.

(iuincy

Beverly

Danvers

Foxboro

Brighton

Shelburne Falls.

Canton

Saugus

North boro

Belchertown

Cohasset

Andover

Methuen

Groveland

Milton

Chicoiiee

H Ingham

I'pton

Rockport

I'almer

Georgetown

East Templeton .

Rjindoljih

Pembroke

South Scituate..



COMMAXDF.a.



John S. Cooke

Ellis R. Holhrook )

(Cochesett) (

INIadison Reals

John L. Bruce

Simeon T. Wilber (

Whittenton Mills i

Daniel T. Duhig

J. K. Capelle

Benj. S. l.ovell )

East Weymouth (

Edward F. W^inn

Oliver H. 1 ngalls

E. P. Morton

W.A. Wetherliee

Frank P. Simonds

Lou is L. Stone

Henrv C. Bruce

Johns. Beck

Henry T. Bingham

Herbert S. Cole I

4.59 Washington Street \

E. S. Kendall

Rodney D. Loomis

liarry Crosby /

Box 4.1.3 (

Lysander Wood

A. H. Wright

Isaac Hopkins

R. K. Brown

Alonzo H. Perry

Isaac Damon. . .".

Timothy Reed

Peter Snyder

Geo. T. Faveweather

H . W. Martin

Wm. H. Brown

W. R. Howes

Dexter F. Hager

Geo. S. Marsh

W. C. Pomeroy

Henrj' A. Monk

Isaac M. Holt

James Maguire

P. H. O'Connell

A. L. Bundy

Benj. F. Saiidborn

G. li. Pierce

Alexander R. Holmes

James H. Boyce )

East Saugus \

D M. Railey.

Geo. M. Abbey ...

Chas. A. Gross

Peter D.Smith

Ernest Wagner

W. ^y. Ray

Geo. A. Fletcher

Charles H. Tracy

W. H. Thomas

Albert Davis

Eugene R. Prior

Wm. Holbrook

E.P.Wildes

B. F. French

Wm. A. Croak

Henry H. Collamore... I

North Pembroke \

T. B. Chapman (

Ridge Hill



Nir.HT OF

Meeting.



Thursday

2dandlastThur9.

2iland4thThurs.
1st and 2dTues.

Monday

Monday
Wednesday

IstaudSdTues.

1st Saturday
■-'d and 4th Jilon.
2(1 and 3d Fri.
1st andSdThurs.
Tuesday
1st and'l'.d Fri.
1st and :id Wed.
2d and4thTues.
Friday

1st and 3d Tues.

Alternate Sat.
1st and od Mon.

Tuesday

1st and 3d Tues.

Wednesday

Monday

Monday

Wednesday

1st Saturday

Tuesday

Friday

1st Wednesday

1st and 3d Moh.

Monday

Last Tuesday

1st and 3d Fri.

2dand4thThurs.

1st and 3d Fri.

Friday

Thursday

Thursday

Jlondav

2d and '4th Tues.

1st and 3d Mon.

1st and .id Wed.

2d and lastThur.

2d and 4th Fri.

1st and 3d Mon.

1st Mondav

2d and 4tirMon.

1st Friday

Friday

Thursdav

2d and 4th 'Wed.

Thursday

1st Thursday

Friday

Monday

3d Wednesday

2d and last Tues.

1st Thursdav

1st and 3d Fri.

1st Saturday

2d and last Mon.



240



HISTORY DEPT. OF MASS., G.A.R.



POSTS.



Name of Post.


KG.

113

114
115
116
117
118
119
120

121
122
123

124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131

132
133
134

135
136

137
138
139
140
141

142

143
144
145
146

147

148
149

150
151
152
153


Town.


Commander.


Night of
Meeting.




Boston


E. H. Richards (

5 Green St. i

Charles O. Roberts

M. P. Palmer


2d Wednesday


Col. C. R. Mudge




1st and 3d Fri.




1st Saturday


T>. G.Farragut




S. T. Chamberlin

Wm. F. Gould


1st Wednesday
2d Tuesday


Meclfield


James L. Bates

George G.Meade

James A. Garfield —

Timothy Ingraham . . .
E P Wallace


Swainpscott


INIonday

2d Thursday


John N. Morse

Chas. F. Urann 1

290 Lincoln Street (

Lemuel B. French

L. F. Currier

James Oliver, Jr )

P.ox 110, Athol Centre J
W H Osborne






Hyde Park

Amesbury

Athol Centre

East Bridgewater. .
Pittsfleld


1st and 3d Mou.
Monday




2dand4thThurs.

1st Thursday
1st and 3d Mon.


Justin Dimick

W. W. Rockwell

George E. Sayles


Chas. M. Whelden

L. H Smith




Alternate Sats.




Charles A twood


2d Saturday


Gen. James Appleton.

James H. Sargent

George H. Thomas

Charles Chipman

Geo. H. Maintien. ...
Robert A Bell






Wednesday
IstandSdThurs.




Henry A. Walker

Jerome Bottomly ;

Cherry Valley i

S. W.Hunt

Wm.H. Wade






Sandwich


2d and 4th Tues.

1st Saturday
Monday

Thursday

2d and last Wed.




John D. N. R. Powell. )
5 Anderson Street i

Hammond W. Paige

Edward W.Hubbard.. 1

West Rutland (

Geo. H. Walker


E. A. Andrews

Geo. C. Marshall


Shrewsburj^ .


East Douglass

West Acton


1st Monday
Thursday


Isaac Davis






Chas. F. King


1st and 3d Mon.


Hubbard V. Smith


Athol.


W E. Jacquith


Wednesday
1st and 3d Sat.

2dandlastThur.
3fl Monday




David H. Crowell 1

Chathamport I

Charles H. Fuller i

South Framingham f
T. W. Clements








Brookline


Chas. W. Carroll


C. A. Tal't


2(1 Fridav




Fred L. Le Barron

Charles H. Harrison. . . /

187 Elm Street (
U. C. Comins )

North Hadley \
Wm. A. Snow


2d and 4th Mon.


Robert G. Shaw


New Bedford


3d Thursday
\ Tues. on or


A D Weld


Winchester

Charlestown

Montague

West Newbury

Essex

Winchendon


1 bef . full moon
2d and 4th Mon.


Major G. L. Stearns. . .


Wm. H. Seymour (

470 Main Street )

F. A. Fisk

Ephraim Bailev


Friday

2d and 4th Fri.




2d and 4th Sat.


O. H. P. Sargent

Oilman C. Parker


Timothy A ndrews


Wednesday








JOHN D. BILLINGS,

1884-85.



JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

NINETEENTH ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT,

Department of Massachusetts, G.a.R.

HELD AT

Boston, i88^.



JANUARY 29— EVENING SESSION.

The Annual Meeting of the Department of Massachusetts,
Grand Army of the Republic, convened at Faneuil Hall, Bos-
ton, Jan. 29, 1885, in compliance with General Orders No.
12, from Department Headquarters, and was called to order at
7.45 P.M., by Department Commander John D. Billings.

Past Commanders were invited to seats upon the platform.

The Officer of the Day reported all present members of the
Order.

Prayer was offered bv the Department Chaplain, Rev.
Richard Eddy, D.D.

The Department Commander declared the Encampment
opened in due form, and appointed the following Committee on
Credentials, viz., the Assistant Adjutant-General, W. W. Scott
and Edward McKay of the Council of Administration, Samuel A.
Cushing, Jr., Department Inspector, and Aide-de-Camp W. A.
AVetherbee.

On motion of Comrade Charles B. Fox of Post 68, the read-
ing of the records was dispensed with.

Assistant Adjutant-General A. C. Monroe read the follow-
ing despatch : —

Akkon, 0., Jan. 29, 1886.

The representatives of thirty thousand comrades of the Department
of Ohio, in Annual Encampment assembled, send fraternal greetings to
the comrades of the Department of Massachusetts.

H. P. LLOYD,
Department Commander.

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By vote of the Encampment, the Assistant Adjutant-General
was instructed to respond.

Past Commander-in-Chief Paul Van Dervoort of Omaha,
Neb., and Past Department Commander James Tanner of Brook-
lyn, N.Y., were escorted to the platform amid a storm of
applause.

The Assistant Adjutant-General reported for the Committee
on Credentials as follows : —

Number of comrades entitled to seats in this Encampment . 554

Number present 439



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