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LEVYTVPE FDITION-COPYRIGHT 1892. 

i>. \\ HowT. A (().. rrr.i.isiri;i:s. imiii-adelphia. 






REVIEW AND PARADE. 

DETAILED ORDER OF PROCESSION, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1892. 



Div. 1— Citizens' Committee. 

Escort to the Commaiirtei-iii-Cliief. 
Old Guard of Washington. 

Albany Grand Army Batallion. 
Commander-i ii -Chief . 
.Tnnior Vice-Comniauder. Senior Vicc-Coniinander. 



Ofacial Staff of the Commander-in-Chief. 
Aides-de-camp to tlie ( ommander-in-Chief 
Escort to Grand A rmy. 
Sixth Massachusetts. First Defenders. 

U.S. Signal Corps Veteran Association. 
Departments of Grand Army in tliei rdi-r of .seniority. 

Naval V.-teran A.s,s(.ciali(in of the U . S. 






Dept. of Illinois. 
" Wisconsin. 
' ' Pennsylvania 
" Ohio. 

New York . 
" Connecticut. 
' ' Massaclmsetts 
' ' New Jersey . 
" Maine. 
" California. 
" Khode Island. 

New Hamsh . 

Vermont. 
" Virginia. 
" Maryland. 
" Nebraska. 
" Iowa. 
" Michigan. 
" Indiana. 
" Cohirado. 
" Kansas. 
" Delaware. 
" Minnesota. 
" Missouri. 
' ' Oregon . 




Dept. of Kentucky. 

West Virginia 
South Dakota, 
WashUn State 
Alaska. 
Arkansas. 
New Mexico 
Utah. 
Tennessee. 
Louisiana. 
Mississippi. 
Florida. 
Montana. 
Texas. 
Idaho. 
Arizona, 
(ieorgla. 
Alabama. 
North Dakota 
oklalinnia. 
Indian Ter-ity 
" Potomac. 

National As- 
sociation Na- 
val Veterans. 



-W-]6 



COMMANDEK-IN-CHIKF JOHN PALiUKK.— 1891-93. 



The head of the column will move at 9.30 A. M. 
from the corner of 1st and B streets S W., on B street 
south, and will continue the march on 1st street east 
to B street north, and tlience on B street north, turn- 
ing Into Pennsylvania avenue on the ncnth side ef the 
Peace Monument. Thence Itwill continue iheniari li 
to 15th street, and by a right wheel Inio i.ili sii.i-i. 
then by left wheel into Pennsvlvania avinnc and 
thence past the reviewing stands to Washington ( u- 



The President of theUidted States and other ofncers 
win be npon the reviewina; stan.l directly in front of 
tlie F.xerntlve Mansion, and tlie ( ■oniniander-in-Chief 
of ih . (I. \. R. will oirupv III.' revi. wing stand fur- 
tliei on in Ifoiii, of tli" bnil.liii!;s oc, npied by tlie 
Denartnientsof Wai. State anl Navv. 



THE REUNIONS. 

A Comprehensive Plan for Brinj^in^ Together Old Comrades. 



All the reunions will be held on the beautiful mall 
south of tlie President's grounds, known as the 
"White Lot," but to be called in future "Grand 
Army Place. " On this will be erected several hun- 
dred tents for the reunions of regiments, brigades, 
corps and armies. 

All the corps headquarters will bear the well- 
remembered and dear old badsfes. It is expected that 
each comrade on arriving in Washington and estab- 
lishing himself in his lodgings will go to Grand 
Army Place and find the lieadquarters of his old 
corps. There he will be conducted to his brigade 



tent and find himself at 
members of hi-; regiment 
fellows in the world -I lie i 
Tlii- will b- lii> lp-a l.|ii:n 



at home, if not with 
1 with the next best 
MS of his old brigade. 
.lining rhewliole Kn- 

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Geoefal Pfogram, M flonual [ncampmeot, G, A, R, 



MONDAY, Slil'TEMIJKK 1!), IHifi. 

DedUailoiKif Wlitto Lotas '•Ghand Aumy 1'lace" 

1're.seiit and assisting in commit tees: 

Tlie ITeslilent. 

Tlie \lfe I'restaeiit. 

The Alemhers of the Cabinet. 

The Chief and Associate Justices of the Supreme 

Court. 
Committees of the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives. 
Chief Justice of the District of Columbia. 
CJeneral of the Army. 
Admiral of the Navy. 
Commissioners of the District of Columbia. 
Commander-lu-Chlef of the (iraud Army of the 
Republic. 
Chaplaiii-lu-Chief. G. A. R. 



Previous to the ceremonies there will be a grand 
parade on Pennsylvania Avenue to the grounds, In 
which will appear: 

Cavalry. Artillery and Infantrj-of the Regular Army 
stationed In and around Washington. 

Sailors and Marines. 
District of Columbia National (Uiard. 
Indepcn.lent Military Companies. 
Department of Potomac, (i. A. R. 
Sons of Veterans of the I'nlted States under tlie 
command of Commander-in-Chief Hale. 
The parade will be commanded bv Brigadier Gen- 
eral E. A. Carr, U. S. A. 



Meeting of the National Council of Administra- 
tion, G. A. R.. at Ebbltt House. 
KVKMX<J. 
Keanlons on Grand Army Place. 

Fourteenth Corps— ' 'Grant Tent." 
Twenty-second Corps— • 'Meatle Tent." 
(Quartermasters- ••Thomas Tent." 
Twelfth Corps— ••Sherman Tent." 
National Reception to the Woman's Relief Corps. 
La4llesof theG. A. R.. and other Organiza- 
tions of Loyal Women In the Rotunda 
of the Capitol. 

Tl'ESD.VY, SKPT. 'iO, !«{)••. 

•Grand Parade of tlicfirand Army of lb,- Itcpnhll.-. 

'> p.m. -National Council of Admlfil-tralldii. W.R.c. 
El.liitt H.Mi>c. 

KVKSiyti. 

ReunlonH on Grand Army Place. 

Elghlli Corps anclnrllng Armies of West Virginia) 

(irant Tent. 

Shield-s Dlvlslon-Meade Tent. 

Eleventh Corps-Sherman Tent. 

Sixteenth Corps-Thomas T.-nt. 

Reception l)y Potomac Corps. W. R. C. ( ongrc- 

gatlonal Church. 



WEUNESDAV, SIOPT. ;il, 18!)'J. 

Opening of 'Jitli National Eii<ainpincnt at Albaiigh'; 
Theatre. 
Opening Kitli Convention W. R. C. New York 
avenue Church. 
Parade of Union Veterans' Union, escorted 
by Sons of Veterans. 
Opening of Union Veterans' Union National Encamp- 
ment at Harris' Theatre. 
Keunions on Grand Army Place. 
!» to 11. SO a. m. 
Fourth Corps-( irant Tent. 
Tenth < ■..,!.. Th..iu;,.T,.nl. 
Elghtoenlli < ni|i, -h.n, Kin Tent. 
T\ventj--Tliinl ( ..ips MiaclcTcnt. 
Engineer Corps- Sheiidau Tent. 
AFTERNOON. 
r2.30 to.Sp. ni. 
Second Corps— Grant Tent. 
:!.:« to r. p. m.— Sixth Corps- Grant Tent. 
Twenty-fourth Corps-Thomas Tent. 
Sfvetitecnili Cip- Shnuian Tcnl . 
Sevcntcciiih < ,.i|,. \l. .,.!,• Tent . 



Third c. 

Twenty-till 1 1 

Army of Kiin 

Reception at Wlii 



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Tent. 

1 Tent. 

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Camp Fire Farragut Post at Mrs. Briggs". 

THURSDAY SEPT. 2'i, 1893. 

Continuation of Sessions of National Encamimu 
<i. A. R.; U. V. U. and National Conven- 
tion W. R. C. 

Keanlons on Gran<i Army Place. 
.IIORNINU. 

Flftii Corps-Cirant Tent. 

Cavalry Army of tlie Potomac-.MeaileTeut. 

Cavalry Western Armies Slierman Tent. 

Artillery Army Potomac-Sheridan Tent. 

Prisoners of War— Thomas Tent. 

AFTERNOON. 

12. .SO to :{p. in. 

Army of the .laiiies-Giant Triit. 

Fiftcciilli ('i.ips-Mi,-ii,iiui Tent 

TblrtrrHili ( ,,ip., M,:i,|,.-|-rni. 

Nlnct.'ciilh C.ii.^ ilioriLisTcnt. 

Provisional t (priis. .\iriiv d 

Slieilda'n Tent. 

:<.:<oio(ip. m. 

Army of the Tennessee- Grant Tent. 

Colored Troop.s, Military Division of the .Mississippi— 

-Meade Tent. 

KVKNIN<j. 

Grand Reception at Penslcm Bureau of National 

Encamjiment. G. A. R.. by Citizens 

Executive Committee. 

Reception at Red Crops Head(iuarters. Corner of 

17tli and F Streets, to Veterans and 

Loyal Women. 

7.:<op- in. 

Reunion of Ninth Corps in Grant Tent. 

FKIDAY, SEI'TEMIJEK i3, lHi)i. 

Installallon of Newly Elected oftlcersof thoti.A.R. 
Excursion on Potomac to Members of National Kn- 

campmeiit. 

Excursion of fnlon Veterans' Union to Bay View. 

!•.:«! a. m. 

Muster of 8(ms of Veterans Inlirant Tent. 



nmberland- 



ROLL OF THE 26TH NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT. 



Commander-in-Chief. John Palmei'. Albany, 
N. Y. 

Senior Vice-Commander-in-Chief, Henry M. 
Duffleld, Detroit. Mich. 

Junior Vice-Commander-in-Chief, T. S. Clark- 
son, Omaha, Neb. 

Surgeon-General, Benjamin F. Stevenson, 
Visalia, Ky. 

Chaplain-in-Chief, Rev. S. B. Paine, Ocean 
Grove, N. J. 

Adjutant-General, Fred. Phisterer, Albany, 
N. Y. 

Quarter-Master-General, John Taylor, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

Inspector-General, John F.Pratt, East Orange, 
N.J. 

Judge- Advocate-General, Joseph W. O'Neall, 
Lebanon, Ohio. 

Assistant-Adjutant-General, D. U. Quick. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 



Executive Committee, National Council of 
Administration. 

A. J. Huntoon. Washington, D. C, JR. F. 
Knapp, Saratoga, N. Y.; H. C. Luther, Prov- 
idence, R. L; tWm. McClelland, Pittsburg, 
Pa.; James R. Milner, Springfield, Mo.; Wm. 
L. Olin, Boston, Mass.; Levi B. Raymond, 
Hampton, Iowa. 

Pension Committee. 

Augustus C. Hamlin, Bangor, Me.; J. G. B. 
Adams, Lynn, Mass.; J. A. Sexton, Chicago. 
Ills.; Byron R. Pierce, Grand Rapids, Mich.: 
R. W. Blue, Pleasanton, Kansas. 



Committee on the Seniority ot Departments. 

Louis Wagner, Philadelphia. Pa. ; E. B. Gray. 
Marshfleld, Wis.; P. H. Bowling, Toledo, 
Ohio.; James R. Carnahan, Indianapolis, In- 
diana. 

Committee on systematic plan of teacliing 
the lessons of loyalty to our coun- 
try and one flag. 

George S. Merrill, Lawrence, Mass.; Lucius 
Fairchild, Madison, Wis.; John P. Rea, Minn- 
eapolis, Minn.; Wm. Warner, Kansas City, 
Mo.; Paul Vaudervoort, Omaha, Neb. 



Committee for tlie erection of a memorial in 

Washington, lo our late comrade, 

U. S. Grant. 

S. S. Burdette. Washington, D. C; Robert 
B. Beath. Philadelphia, Pa.; Russell A. Alger, 
Detroit, Mich.; Seldin Connor, Portland, Me.; 
W. G. Veazey, Rutland, Vt.; E.S. Grant, Mid- 
dleport, Ohio.; Horace S. Clark, Mattoon, Ills. 



COUNCIL OF ADMINISTRATION. 
Alabama, A. W. Fulghum, Birmingham. 
Arizona, Wm. Christy, Plirenix. 
Arkansas, Isaac C. Parker, Fort Smith. 
California, Magnus Tait, Los Gatos. 
Colorado and Wyoming, John B. Cooke, Greeley. 
Connecticut. John E. Clarke, New Haven. 
Delaware, W. J. Blackburn, Wilmington, 
Florida, J. DeV. Hazzard, Eustis. 
Georgia, Alfred Guiton, Augusta. 
Idaho, Geo. L. Shoup, Boise City. 
Illinois, H. S. Deitrich. Chicago. 
Indiana, Chas. H. Meyerhoff, Evansvllle. 
Indian Territoiy, Robert W. Hill, Muskogee. 
Iowa, Levi B. Raymond, Hampton, 
Kansas, J. D. Barker, Girard. 
Kentucky, J. H. Browning, Louisville. 
Louisiana aud Mississippi, Clias. K. Lincoln, New Or- 
leans. 
Maine, Waiuwr't Cushing, Foxfort. 
Maryland, Alfred S. Cooper, Baltimore, 
Massachusetts, Wm. M. Oliii, Boston. 
Michigan, B. F. Graves. Adrian. 
Minnesota, Ell. Torrance, Minneapolis. 
Missouri, Jas. R. Miliisr, Springfield. 
Montana, Robert E. Pisk, Helena. 
Nebraska, J. A. Ehrhardt. 
New Hampshire, Benjamin F. Clark, Conway. 
New Jersey, J. W. Kinsey, Camden. 
New Me.xico, Philip Mothersill, Engle. 
New York, ^Robert F. Knapp, Saratoga. 
North Dakota, W. H. Wincliester, Bismarck. 
Ohio, Ed. S. Grant, Middleport. 
Oklahoma, G. D. Munger, Oklahoma City. 
Oregan, B. B. Tuttle, Portland, 
Pennsylvania, tWni. McClelland, Pittsburg. 
Potomac, A. J. Huntoon, Wasluugton, D. C. 
Rhode Island, H. C. Luther. Providence. 
South Dakota, E. W. Caldwell, Sioux Falls. 
Tennessee, W. J. Smith, Memphis. 
Texas, C. B. Stoddard, Austin. 
Utali, C. O. Farnsworth, Salt Lake City. 
Vermont, D. J. Saftord, Morrisville. 
Virginia, Joseph G. Fulton, Fort Monroe. 
Washington and Alaska, Frank Clendenin. Tacoma. 
WestVirglna, W. H. Aspiuall, Weston. 
Wisconsin. E. A. Shores, Ashland. 



Committee on form for services at the lay- 
ing of a corner stone. 

Robt. B. Beath, Philadelphia, Pa.; S. S. Bur- 
dette, Washington, D. C; H. E. Taintor, Hart- 
ford, Conn. 



PAST NATIONAL OFFICERS. 

PAST COMMANDERS-IN-CHIEF. 

tB. F. Stephenson (Provisional) [died Aug. 30, 

1871] 1866 

tS A. Hurlbut, Illinois, [died Mar. 27, 1882] . .1866-67 
tJohn A. Logan, Illluois, [died Dec. 26, 1886] 1868-9-70 
tAmbrose E. Buruslde, Rhode Island, [died 

Sept. 13, 1881 1871-72 

tChas. Devens, Massachusetts, [died Jan. 7, 

1891] 1873-74 

tJohn F. Hartranft, Pennsylvania, [died Oct. 

17, 1889] 1875-76 

JohnC. Robinson, Binghamton, N..Y ]877-7a 

tWilliam Earnshaw, Ohio, [died July 17. 1885].. 1879 

Louis Wagner, Philadelphia, Pa 1880 

George S. Merrill, Lawrence, Mass 1881 

Paul Van Der Voort, Omaha, Neb 1882 

Robert B. Beath, Philadelphia, Pa 1883 



ROLL CF THE 26TH ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT.-CoDtinued. 



•'oliii S. Kouiitz, Toledii. Ohio 18»4 

S. S. Buidette, Wasliliigtoii. I). C ISjto 

Lucius Falrchlld. Ma.llsou. Wis ...ASSli 

Johu P. Kt'ii. Mliuii-ai...lls. Miiiii [i^ 

William WaiiRT. Kansas City. Mo 1888 

KusseU A. AlKer. Detroit, Ml.li l&jo 

Wlieelock G. Veazey, Kutland, Vt 1890 

PAST SENIOR VICE-COMMA.\DERS-IN-CUIEF. 

tJoshua T. Oweu. I'enusylvaiiia, [died Nov. 7, 

, ^"'1 1868 

LuiiusbalrchlUl. Madison, AVls 1869-70 

Louis M'agner. Philadelphia. Pa 1871-72 

Josephs. Ueynolds. Chl.aj,'o, in .'.*.'l875-76 

Elishall. KlKKJes. Provideme, K. I I877 

Paul Van Der Voort. Omaha, Neb ....1878 

John Palmer, Albany, N. Y '1879 

EdgaiD. Swalii, Chicago, 111 ISSO 

Charles L. Young, Toledo, O 'l88i 

W. E. W. Ross. Baltimore. Md ;;i882 

William Warner, Kansas City. Mo 1883 

JohnP. Rea, Minneapolis, Minn ............iS8i 

Selden Connor, Portland. Me ."!!.'.'.'.'.'l885 

S. W. Backu.s, San Francisco, Cal....!...!!.'.''i886 

Xelsou Cole, St. Louis. .Mo " 1887 

Moses 11. Nell, Columbus, O. ......"..."'.. ..!!!'.'i888 

A. G. "Welssert, Milwaukee, Wis "...!1!!..1889 

tDeceased. 



tRlchard F. Tobln, So. Boston Mass., [died 
Nov, 22, im: 1.^90 

George H. Innls. E. Boston, Mass., [elected 
April 7, 1891] jgfl, 

PAST JUNIOK VlCE-COMMANDEIlS-IX-CHiKF. 

Joseph B. Hawley, Hartford, Conu 1868-69 

, Louis Wagner, J*ldladeli)hla, Pa !!i870 

J. Warren Keif.-r. SprlMgflrld, 1871-72 

Ed. Ferguson, Milwaukee. Whs i87.'J 

Guy V.Gould, Chicago, 111 1874 

C. J. Buckbee. New Haven, Conn 187.5-76- 

tWllllam Earnshaw, Ohio, [died July 17, 1885], 1877 

Herbert E. Hill, Somervllle. Mass 1878 

H. Diugman, Washington, D. C 1879 

tGeorgo Bowers, New Hampshire, [died Feb. 

^ "• '^^^ '880 

C. \. R. Pond, Ooldwater, Mich., 188I 

I. S. Bangs, Watervllle, Me i882 

tW^, H. Holmes. San Francisco, Cal., [died 

Marc h 26, 1889] 1333 

Ira. E. Hlcfcs, NewBrltlan, Conn.. .......... ..i884 

John R. Lewis, Atlanta, Ga "i885 

Edgar Allen. Richmond, Va 1886 

JohnC. Llnehan, Penacock, N. H ..!!'l887 

Joseph Had field. New York City, N. Y I888 

J. F. Lovett, Trentou, N,J 1889 

George B. Creamer, Baltimore, Md., !'.!'.1890 

*Re.signed. 



G. A. R. HEADQUARTERS, 26TH ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT, WASHINGTON. D. C. 



Xatioiial H.-ad.i.uuters, oliieu and roo 

Dcpt. of Massachusetts, Ebbitt House. 
Connecticut, the Randall. 
Kentucky, the Randall. 
Ohio, Riggs House. 
Rhode Island, Ebbitt House. 
Indiana, Riggs House. 
New Hampshire, Riggs House 
New Jersey, National Rifles' Armory 
New York, Ebbitt House, 
Maine, the Morton. 
Vermont, Metropolitan Hotel. 
Illiuoi.s, .Metropolitan Hotel. 



Commander-in-Chief Palmer, Ebbitt House. 
Dept. of Missouri. Ebbitt Hou.se. 

Pennsylvania, Ebbitt House. 

California, The Everett, 1730 H St. d.w. 

Michigan, the Arlington. 

Colorado and Wyoming, O.xford Hotel. 

Texas, Ebbitt House. 

Kansas, Ebbitt House. 

Wisconsin, Riggs House. 

Tennessee. The Randall. 

Arkansas. Riggs House. 

F"lorid.a. the Arlington. 

Iowa, Ebbitt House. 



AUXILLIARY ORGANIZATIONS OF PATRIOTIC WOMEN. 



NATIONAL CONVENTIONS AND HEADQUARTERS. 

Woman's K«^lief Corps. 
National Convention, New Y..rk Avenue Presby- 
terian Church. National headquarters, Ebbitt 
House. 

Ladles of the G. A. K. 
National Convention, Elks Hall. National head- 
quarters. The Randall. 

Woman's Veteran ICelief Union. 
National Conv.-ntlon. Luther Park Memorial 
Churcn. National he;ul(|uarters. The Newport. 
Ladles' Aid Society Auxiliary to the Sons ot 
Veterans. 
National Convention, E Street Baptist Church. 
National hea<Iqu.irters, 91.5 E Street, n. w. 



Dau};liters of Veterans. 

Natlon.al Convention, Foundry Church. National 
headquarters, ^^•lmodaughsls, 1332-1334 I Street. 

Army Nurses. 

National Convention and Headquarters, City Hall 
Building. 

C. C. Guards. 

National Convention, National Tribune Building. 
National headquarters, JIIss Lawlor's 1307 K Street, 
n. w, and Wood's Apartments, 922-924 Fourtwutli 
Street. 

Ladies' Naval Veteran Association. 



AUXILLIARY ORGANIZATIONS OF PATRIOTIC WOMEN.— Continued. 



CITIZENS' SUBCOMMITTEE ON W. R. C, LADIES 
OF THE G. A. R., ETC. 
Miss Cj-aka Bartox, Cliairman. 

Miss CORA C. CUKRY, Secretary 
Mrs. John A. Logan, Mrs. Geo. H. Shielfls, 

Mrs. O. D. Conger, jMrs. John Joy Edson, 

Mrs. Harrison Dlngniau, Mrs.'W. G. Veazey. 
Mrs. R. D. Munsey, Mrs. John Ualzell, 

Mrs. W. W. Dudley. Mrs. Sara A. Spencer, 

Mrs. Job Barnard, Mrs. Nellie F. Prentice. 

Mrs. N. H. Weisner, Mrs. Blanche K. Bruce. 

Mrs. H. V. Metzerott, Mrs. Hosea Townsend, 
Mrs. Edwin M. Truell, Miss Helena McCarthy, 
Mrs. A. B. Nettleton, Miss Harriet P. Danio, 
Mrs. Martha R.Hampson, Mrs. Miranda L.Tullock, 
Miss Annie Talom Smith. 



WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS. 
National Headciuarters. Ebbit House. 
Dept. of Massachusetts. Ebbitt House. 
Pennsylvania, Ebbitt House. 
Iowa, Ebbitt House. 
Minnesota. Ebbit House. 
New Hampshire, Riggs House. 
Wisconsin, Riggs House. 
Indiana, Riggs House. 
New York, Willard's. 
Kansas, the Oxford. 
Vermont, Metropolitan Hotel. 
Maine, Morton, 513 13th St., n. w. 
Rhode Island, 1415 K St. n. w. 
Connecticut, 28 Grant Place. 
Missouri, .300 10th St. n. w. 
Nebraska, 300 10th St. n. w. 
M.aryland, 620 Penna. Ave. n. w. 
Michigan, 704 10th St. n. w. 
New Jersey, 1118 10th St. n. w. 
Ohio, 1210 G St., n. w. 
Illinois, 1012 14th St., n, w. 
Washington and Alaska. 
West Virginia, Calvary Baptist Church. 
South Dakota, 



airs. B].: 



ADVISORY COMMITTEE. 

N Harrison, Chairman, 

Mrs. Levi P. Morton, 

Mrs. John AV. Foster, 

Mrs. Charles Foster. 

Mrs. Stephen B. Elkins, 

Mrs. Ferdinand Wilmerding. 

Mrs. John Wananiaker, 

Mrs. John W. Noble. 

Mrs. Wm. H. H. Miller, 

Mrs. Jere. W. Rusk. 
During the encampment the headquarters of this 
committee and all its sub-committees, including 
Bureau of Information, Public Comfort, Accommo- 
dation, etc., will be located in the Kennedy Build- 
ing, 1209 F St., n. w. Previous to and including 
September 17, these offices will be located in the Red 
Cross Building, corner 17th and F Sts. n. w. 



EVENING RECEPTIONS. 

Jlonday. September 19tli-Iii the rotunda of the 
Capitol. National reception by the Ladies Citizens' 
Committee; 8.30 to 11.30. 

Tuesday, September 20th.-At Calumet Place, cor- 
ner Clifton and 13th Streets, n. w. Mrs. John A. 
Logan to the John A. Logan posts of the United 
States, the departments of G. A. R. and W. R. C. of 
Illinois and others; 8.30 to 11.30. 

At Congregational Church, corner lOth and G. 
Streets, n. w. Potomac Relief Corps to the W. R. 
C. and other friends: 8 to 11. 

At the Ebbitt House, corner F. and 14th Streets, 
n. w. Department of Massachuetts to its friends; 
5 to 7. 

Wednesday, September 21st. —At the White House. 
By the President. 

At Hotel Randall, corner 15th and Pennsylvania 
Avenue, n. w. Reception to the National Ladies of 
theG. A. R. : Stoll. 

A t Wlmoda\ighsis. 1328 I Street. Reception to the 
Daughters of Veterans. 

Thursday. September 22d.— At the Pension OfiBce, 
by the Citizens' Executive Committee, to the G. A. 
R.. U. V. U.. S. of Vs., W. R. C, ladies of the 
G. A. R. and W. V. R. U. 

At Red Cross headquarters, corner 17th and F 
Streets, n. w. Miss Clara Barton to the survivors 
of the late war and all organizations of Patriotic 
Women. 

Friday, September 23d.— At Congregational Church. 
Ladies Citizens' Committee to the W. R. C, 
Ladles of the G. A, R. and other organizations of 
Patriotic Women: 8 to ii. 



RECAPITULATION OF REPORT 

Of Miss Clara Barton as Natfonal Chaplain, W. R. 

C, 1892. 
Total number of States and Territories re- 
ported 47 

Number of corps reported 2, 5.36 

Membership of corps. loi, 231 

Number of Corps attending Sabbath Mem- 
orial Services 2, 117 

Number of members taking part in services 

ou Memorial Day .59, 510 

Number of children taking part in services 

Memorial Day 187, 053 

Number of soldier's graves decorated 3,587 

Number of corps conti ibuting flowers 2, 429 

Number of corps furnishing refreshments. . . . 720 

Number of memorials to Unknown Dead and 

Battle Fields l, 991 

Amount of expense incurred §13, 140 72 



SONS OF VETERANS HEADQUARTERS. 

National Headquarters will be in a tent on a 
Grand Army Place, and tents for Divisions, etc. 
will be pitched near there. 



GRAND ARmV OF THE REPUBbIC 

HISTORICAL REVIEW OF THE ORDER. 



The credit of having oripinally siiKgej^ted tlie 
organization of the Grand Army of the llepublif 
is fairly divided between two men, B. F. Ste- 
phenson, M. D., Major of the Fourteenth 
Illinois Infantry, and the Kev. William J. Rut- 
ledge, chaplain of the pame regiment. The 
regiment formed part of Sherman's expedition 
to Meridian, Miss., in February, 1S(;4, and it was 
in this campaign that Chaplain Kutledge sug- 
gested to Major Stephenson the advisability of 
forming some sort of association that would 
preserve the friendships and memories of the 
common trials and dangers of the war. After 
the close of the army service this subject formed 
the basis of their corresi)ondence, until March, 
18t)'J, when Chaplain Kutledge met Dr. Stephen- 
son, by appointment, in Springfield, Illinois, and 
spent some time with him in arranging a ritual 
for the proposed organization. 

The following are known to have participated 
in the conferences in Springfield that finally 
resulted in the organization of the Grand Army 
of the Republic: Col. John M. Snyder, Dr. 
Jarnes Hamilton, Maj. Robert M. Woods, Maj. 
Robert Allen, Chaplain William J. Rutledge, 




B. F. ^1 I I i. I . M)\, M. I>. 
Major and Surgcn 1- oiii tcciith Illinois Volun- 
teers, one of the founders and organizers 
of the Grand Army and Comman- 
der-in-Chief, mw,. 




REV. WILLIAM J. KUTLKDGE 

Captain Fourteenth Illinois Volunteers, one 
of the founders of the Grand Army. 



Col. Martin Flood. Col. Daniel Grass. Col. Ed- 
ward Prince, Capt. John S. Phelps, Capt. John 
A. Lightfoot, Capt. (Since Colonel) B. F. Smith, 
Brevet Maj. A. A. Worth, Capt. Henry E. Howe 
and Col. 15. F. Hawkes. Meetings were held 
in the oftices of Drs. Allen, Hamilton and 
Stephenson and afterward in the office of 
Col. John M. Snyder, Secretary to Governor 
Richard Oglesby. 

No name had been decided upon at this time, 
and it is probable that the name of an order 
started in Missouri in l.Sfti, the "Advance Guard 
of America," or the "Grand Army of Progress," 
contained the suggestion of the title. The 
ritual of the ".Soldiers and Sailor's League" 
was also used in the organization at the sug- 
gestion and with the aid of Capt. John S. Phelps, 
Thirty-second Illinois Infantry, who had been 
promoted for meritorious contluct at Fort 
Donelson and Pittsburg Landing. The first 
post of the Grand Army of the Republic was 
established by Dr. Stephenson at Decatur, 111., 
on the (ith day of Ai>ril, ismi. The charter read 
as follows: 

Grand Akmv <>k tiik Rki'ihi.ic, 
dkr.\kt.mknt ok illinois. 
To all whom it may concern, greeting : 
Know ye. that the Commander of the De- 



partiuent of Illinois, reposing special trust and 
eonfldenee in the i^atriotism and fidelity of M. 
F. Kanan, G. R. Steele, George H. Dunning, I. 
C. Pugh, J. H. Nale, J. T. Bishop, C. Reibsame, 
J. W. Routh, B. F. Sibley, I. N. Coltrin, Joseph 
Prior and A. Tolaud, does by the authority in 
him vested, empower and constitute them 
charter members of an encampment of the 
Grand Army of the Republic, to be known as 
Post 1 of Decatur, District of Macon, Depart- 
ment of Illinois, and they are hereby constituted 
as said post, and to do and perform all acts 
necessary to conduct and carry on said organiza- 
tion in accordance with the constitution of the 
Orand Army of the Republic. 

Done at Springfield, 111., this 6th day of 
April, 1866. 

B. F. STEI'IIEN.SON, 

Commander of Department. 
ROBEKT M. Woods, Adjutant General. 

The minutes of the first meeting contain the 
following: 

"At an informal meeting held April 6, LS66, for 
the purpose of organizing an Encampment of 
the Grand Army of the Republic, the following- 
named persons were mustered by Major Ste- 
phenson, and constituted charter members: I. 
C. Pugh, George R. Steele, J. W. Routh, Jos. 
Prior, J. H. Nale, J. T. Bishop, G. H. Dunning, 
B. F. Sibly, M. F. Kanan, C. Reibsame, I. N. 
Coltrin. A(ruilla Toland." 






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2.— S. A. HUKLBFT, 1860-67. 



At the meeting on April 10, N. G. Burns, 
Henry Gorman, N. E. Winholtz, W. H. An- 
drews and W. H. B. Rowe, were mustered in 
due form, and thus became the the first recruits 
after the organization of the post. 

Orders were issued by Dr. Stephenson dated 
in April, 1866, appointing staff officers. A call 
dated June 26, 1866, summoned the "Grand 
Army of the Republic" and Illinois soldiers and 
sailors to a convention in the hall of the House 
of Representatives at Springfield on July 12, 
To this call some well known names were signed. 
Among them were those of John L. Beveridge 
Colonel of the Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry and 
afterward Governor of the State of Illinois; 
I ien. William Birney, Colonel of a colored regi- 
ment, and son of the famous James G. Birney, 
\\ ho with Thomas Earle of Philadelphia formed 
111 ISlO the first Presidential ticket of the Liberty 
iia.rty, and Gen. John M. Palmer, ex-Governor 
■ r Illinois and now Senator of the United States. 
I'he last named was elected First Department 
I Ommander of Illinois. 

The election of a Department Commander by 
the Springfield Convention relieved Major Ste- 
phenson of any further responsibility for the 
work of organization in Illinois, and he turned 
his attention to other States, acting as Com- 
mander-in-Chief, without other authority than 
that first assumed, as the organizer of the 
Grand Army of the Republic. In October, 1866. 
Departments had been formed in Illinois, Wis- 



consiii, Iinliana, Iowa and Minnesota, and posts 
inOliio, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, District 
•of Columbia, Massacliusetts, New York and 
Pennsylvania. 

FIRST ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT 

In an order issued by Major Stephenson as 
Commander-in-Chief, dated October 31. 1800, the 
order was instructed to meet in First Annual 
Encampment at Indianapolis, Ind., on November 
20, liSWJ. On that occasion the first national 
oflQcers were elected as follows: 

Commander-in-Chief, S. A. Ilurlbut, Illin'iis; 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, J. B. Mc- 
Kean, New York; 

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, R. S. Fos- 
'cr, Indiana. 

Adjutant General, B. F. Stephenson, Illinois. 

Quartermaster General. AugustWillich.Ohio. 

Surgeon, Gen. D. C. McNeil, Iowa. 

Chaplain. William A. Pile, Missouri. 

The famous war Governor of Indiana. Oliver 
P. Morton, was present and was received with 
the greatest enthusiasm. 

THE .SECOND ANNUAL SESSION 

of the Grand Army took place in the Asseml)ly 
Buildings, Tenth and Chestnut Streets, Phila- 
delphia, January I.i, IShS. 
The following were elected officers: 
Commander-in-Chief, John A. Logan, Illinois. 





4.— AMimO.SE E. mUNSIDK. 1871-72-73. 



Senior Vice Commander-in Chief, Joshua T. 
Owen. Pennsylvania. 

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Joseph R. 
Hawley, Connecticut. 

Adjutant General, N. P. Cliipman. Potomac. 

Inspector General, Edward Jardine, New 
Jersey. 

Quartermaster General, T. C. Campbell, Ohio. 

Surgeon General, Dr. John Bell. Iowa, 

Chaplain General, Rev. A. H. Ciuaint, Mass- 
achusetts. 

THE THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 

was held in Cincinnati. O.. May 12, 1.S69. The 
report of Adjutant General Chipman opened 
with a brief reference to the formation of the 
Grand Army, followed by a thorough review of 
the condition of the departments, numbermg 
thirty-seven, with about 2.500 posts. The Adju- 
tant General made no estimate of the member- 
ship on account of the meagre and unsatisfac- 
tory returns of several large deiiartmcnts. 

The election of officers resulted as lollows: 

Commander-in-Chief, John A. Logan (re- 
elected) Illinois. 

SeniorVice Commandex-inChief,Lucius Fair- 
child, Wisconsin. 

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Joseph R. 
Ilawley, Connecticut. 

Surgeon General, S. 15. Wylic Mitchell, Penn- 
sylvania. 
"chaplain-in-Chief, Rev. A. II, liuaint, D. D., 
Massachusetts. 



THE FOUIiTH ANNUAL SESSION 

assembled in Washington, D: C, May 11, 1870, 
Commander-in-Cliief, Jolin A. Logan presiding! 

The following officers were elected. 

Commander-in-Chief, John A. Logan (re- 
elected) Illinois. 

SeniorVice Oommander-in-Chief,Lucius Fair- 
child (re-elected) Wisconsin. 

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Louis Wag- 
ner, Pennsylvania. 

Surgeon General, Samuel A. Green, Massa- 
chusetts. 

Chaplain-in-Chief, George W. Collier. 



THE FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 
of the National Encampment was held in John 
A. Andrew Post Hall, Boston, May 10, 1S71, 
Commander-in-Chief. John A. Logan presiding! 
Seventeen departments were represented by 
sixty-eight delegates. 

The following officers were elected: 

Commander-in-Chief, Ambrose E. Burnside, 
Rhode Island. 

SeniorVice Commander-in-Chief, Louis Wag- 
ner. Penn.«ylvania. 

JuniorVice Comniander-in-Chief,James Coey, 
California. 

Surgeon General, Dr. Samuel A.Green, Mass- 
achusetts (re-elected). 

Chaplain-in-Chief, Rev, Wm. Earnshaw, Ohio. 







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.—JOHN F. HARTKANiT, 1875-76-77. 



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7.— JOHN C. ROBINSON, 1877-78-79. 



THE SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION 

of the National Encampment was held in Cleve- 
land, May 8, 1S72, Commander-in-Chief. A. B. 
Burnside presiding. Sixteen departments were 
represented by sixty-two delegates. 

The following officers were elected. 

Commander-in-Chief. Ambrose E. Burnside 
Rhode Island (re-elected). 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Louis Wag- 
ner, Pennsylvania (re-elected). 

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Gen. J. 
Warren Keifer, of Ohio, afterward Speaker of 
the Lower House of Congress (session of '81-'83) 

Surgeon General, Dr. Samuel A.Green, Mass- 
achusetts (re-elected) 

Chaplain-in-Chief, Rev.Wm. Earnshaw, Ohio, 
le-elected). 

THE SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 
of the National Encampment met in the hall of 
the House of Representatives, New Haven, 
Conn.. May 14, 1873, Commander-in-Chief, A. e! 
Burnside presiding. 
The following officers were elected: 
Commander-in-Chief, Charles Devens, Jr., 
Massachusetts. 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, John R. 
Goble. New Jersey. 

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Edward 
Ferguson, Wisconsin. 
Surgeon General, Dr. Hans Powell, New York 
Chaplain-in-Chief, Rev. Augustus Woodbury, 
Rhode Island. 



THK Kir.HTH ANNIAL SESSION 
of tho National Encampuieiit assembled in Hai- 
risbiirB, Pa., May l;i, 1.S74, Couaniander-in-Chief 
Charles Devens, Jr., presifling. Fifteen depart- 
nionts were represented bytifty-one delegates. 

Tlie following ollit'ers were elected: 

Coiuniander-in-("hief, Charles Devens, Jr., 
Massachusetts (re-eletted). 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Edward 
Jardine. New York. 

Junifir Vice Commander-in-Chief, Guy T. 
Gould, Illinois. 

Surgeon General, Dr. Hans Powell, New York 
(re-elected). 

Chaplain-inChief. Rev. Augustus Woodbury. 
Rhode Island, (re-elected) 

THE NiyTH ANNUAL SESSION 
of the National Encampment assembled in 
Chicago, May 12, LSTo. Commander-in-Chief 
Charles Devens, Jr., presiding. 

The following officers were elected: 

Commander-in-Chief, John F. Hartranft. 
Pennsylvania. 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, J. S. Rey- 
nolds, Illinois. 

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Charles J. 
Buckbee, Connecticut. 

Surgeon General Dr. John W. Foye, Massa- 
chusetts. 

Chaplain-inChief, Rev. Myron W. Reed, 
Wisconsin. 




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8.— ■WII.I.I.V.M K.\UNSI1AW, 1879-80. 





9.-LOinS WAGNER, 1880-81. 



THE TENTH ANNUAL SESSION 
of the National Encampment met in the hall of 
Post No. 2, Thirteenth and Spring Garden Sts., 
Philadelphia. June 80, 1S76. 

The following oflicers were elected: 

Commander-in-Chief, John F. Hartranft, 
Pennsylvania (re-elected). 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, J. S. Rey- 
nolds, Illinois. 

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Charles J. 
Buckbee, Connecticut. 

Surgeon General, Dr. James L. Watson, New 
York. 

Chaplain-in-Chief, Rev. Joseph F. Lovering. 
Massachusetts. 

THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL SKSSION 

of the National Encampment met in the armory 
of the First Light Infantry, Providence, Rhode 
Island. June 26, 1H77. Commander-in-Chief. 
lohn F. Hartranft presiding. 

The following officers were elected: 

Commander-in-Chief, John C. Robinson, New 
York. 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Elisha H. 
Rhodes, Rhode Island. 

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, William 
Earnshaw, Ohio. 

Surgeon General, Dr. James L. Watsou, New 
Yr)rk (re-elected). 

Chai)!ain-in-Chicf, Rev. Joseph F. Lovering, 
M.assachusetts (re-elected). 



THE TWELFTH ANNUAL SESSION 
of the National Encampment met in Springfield, 
Mass., June 4, 1878. 

The following officers were elected: 

Commander-in-Chief, John C. Robinson. 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Paul Van 
Der Voort, Nebraska. 

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Herbert E. 
Hill, Massachusetts. 

Surgeon General, James L. Watson, New 
York, (third term). 

Chaplain-in-Chief, Joseph F. Lovering, Mass- 
achusetts (third terra). 

THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 
of the National Encampment met in Albany, 
N. Y., June 17, 1879. 

The following officers were elected. 

Commander-in-Chief, Rev. William Earn- 
shaw, Ohio. 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, John Pal- 
mer, New York. 

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Harrison 
Dingman, 

Surgeon General, Dr. W. B. Jones, Pennsyl- 
vania. 

Chaplain-in-Chief, Rev. Joseph F. Lovering, 
Massachusetts (fourth term). 

THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 
of the National Encampment met at the Nation- 
al Soldiers' Home, Dayt(Jii, ()., June 8, 1880. 




10. -GKOKGE S. MKKRILL, 1881-83. 



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.1.— PAUL VAN DEK VOORT, 188S-83. 



The following officers were elected: 

Commander-in-Chief, Louis Wagner, Penn- 
sylvania. 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Edgar D. 
Swain, Illinois. 

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, George 
Bowers, New Hampshire. 

Surgeon General, Dr. A. C. Hamlin, Maine. 

Chaplain-in-Chief, Rev. Joseph F. Lovering, 
Massachusetts, (fifth term). 

THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

of the National Encampment assembled in Ind- 
ianapolis, Ind.. June 15, 1881. Comraander-in- 
(Uiief, Louis Wagner presiding. Departments 
n ere represented by 126 deleeates. The number 
"f members in good standing as reported by 
Adj. Gen. Robert B. Beath, was 60,678 against 
15,876 the previous year. 

The following officers were elected: 

Commander-in-Chief, George S. Merrill, Mass- 
achusetts. 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Charles L. 
Young, Ohio. 

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, C. V. R. 
Pond, Michigan. 

Surgeon General, Dr. Charles Styer, Penn- 
sylvania. 

Chaplain-in-Chief, Rev. Joseph F. Lovering, 
Massachusetts (sixth term). 



THE SIXTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

of the National Encampment met in Baltimore, 
June 21, 1882. Commanilcr-in-Chief George S. 
Merrill presiding. A.ljt. Cen. William M. Olin 
reported: 

Menil>er.s in goixl standing December 31, 
l.SSO 60,678 

Members in good standing Ueeemlier 31, 
1.S81 85,856 

Gain for the year 25,278 

The following ofticors were elected: 

Commander-in-Chief, Paul Van Der Voort, 
Neljraska. 

Senior Vice Con\man<lei -in-Chief, W. E. W. 
Ross, Maryland. 

.Junior Vice Comuiander-in-Chief, I. S. Bangs, 
Maine. 

Surgeon General, Dr. Azel Ames, Jr., Massa- 
chusetts. 

Chaplain-in-Chief, Rev. I. M. Foster, New 
YorU. 





13 JOHN S. KOIiNTZ, 1884-85. 



THE SEVEN' 



;k.nth annual session 



of the National Encampment met in Denver, 
.July 2.5. 1.SS.5. Adjutant General F. E. Brown 
reported: 

Members in good standing, Dec. 31, 1881, 85.856 
.Members in good standing, Dec. 31, 1882, 131,890 



Gain for the year 46,( 

lers in good 8tauding,March 31, 1882 90,] 
lers in good standing, March 31, 1S83 H5,$ 



Gain for the year. 
Total gain since Dec. 31, 



55,766 
60,076 



12.— KOHKKT |{. ItKATIf, 1883-84. 



The following officers were elected: 

Commander-in-Chief, Robert B. Beath, Penn- 
sylvania. 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, William 
Warner, Missouri. 

.lunior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Walter H. 
Holnie.s, California. 

Surgeon General, Dr. Azel Ames, Jr., Ma.ssa- 
chusetts, (re-elected). 

Chaplain-in-Chicf, Rev. I. M. Foster, New 
York, (re-elected). 



THE EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

of the National Encampment met in Minne- 
apolis. Minn., July 23, 1884. Thirty-two depart- 
ments were represented by 362 department 
officers and representatives. Adjutant Gen. 
John M. Vandersliee presented a report 
showing: 

Members in good standing, March 31, 

1883 146,183 

Members in good standing, March 31, 

1884 233.595 

Membership reported June 30, 1884 253,895 

Number of Posts March 31 , 1883 2,575 

31, 1884 4,325 

Net gain in membership during the year 87,418 

Posts 1,74S 



The following officers were elected: 

Commander-in-Chief, John 8. Kountz, Ohio. 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief. John P. 
Rea, Minn. 

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Ira E. 
Hicks, Conn. 

Surgeon General, W. D. Hall, Pa. 

Chaplain-in-Chief, T. M. Shanafelt, Mich. 



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14.— S. S. BUIIDETT, 1885-86. 



1.5.— LUCIUS FAIKCHILD, 1886-87. 



THE NINTEENTH ANNUAL, SESSION 

of the National Encampment met at Portland, 
Maine, June 24, 1885. Thirty -eight departments 
were represented, and 497 department officers 
and representatives were present. Adjutant 
General W. W. Alcorn reported the following: 
Members in good standing, March 31, 1884, 233,824 
Members in good standing, March 31, 1885, 269,684 
Number of Posts reported March 31, 1884, 4.256 
Number of Posts reported March 31. 1885, 5,026 

Net gain in Posts during the year 992 

The election of officers resulted as follows: 

Commander-in-Chief, Samuel S. Burdett, 
Washington. D. C. 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Seldon 
Connor, Maine. 

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, John R. 
Lewis, Ga. 

Surgeon General. J. C. Tucker. Cal. 

Chaplain-in-Chief, L. H. Stewart, Ohio. 

THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 

of the National Encampment assembled in San 
Francisco, August 4, 1886. Thirty-eight depart- 
ments were represented by 489 department 
officers and representatives. Adjt. Gen. John 
Cameron reported as follows: 



Members in good standing March 31. 

1 SSi 2G9, Gf M 

Members in good standing March 31, 

1886 2*5.357 

Nuniber of posts reported March 31, 1885 5,020 
Number of posts reported March 31, 1886 5,76.5 
Net gain in membership during the year 

(in good standing) 2,^,6i:^ 

Net gain in jiosts during the year 7.'3li 

The following otticers were elected: 

Commander-in-Chief, Lucius Fairdiild, Wis. 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief. Samuel W. 
Backus, Cal. 

Junior Vice Cou)mander-in-Cliief, Edgar 
Allan, \'a. 

Surgeon General, Ambrose S. Everett, Col. 

Chaplain-in-Chief, T. C. Warner, Tenn. 

THE TWENTY-FIKST ANNUAL SE.SSION 
of the National Encampment met in St. Louis. 
Mo., September 28, 1887. Thirty-seven depart- 
ments were represented by 585 officers and 
representatives. Adjutant Gen. E. B. Gray 
reported as follow: 
Members in good standing, March 31, 

1886 2i>o,:';37 

Members in good standing, March 31, 

1887 320. O-K; 

Number of Posts reported March 31. 

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Number of Posts reported March 31, 

18,S7 6,312 

Net gain in membership during the year 

(in good standing) 25,609 

Net gain of Posts during the year 540 

The following officers were elected: 

Commander-in-Chief, John P. Rea, Minn. 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Nelson 
Cole, Mo. 

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, John C. 
Linehan, N. II. 

Surgeon ( ieiieral. Florence Donoluio, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Chaplain-in-Chicf, Edward Anderson, Conn. 
THE TWENTY-SECOND ANNUAL SES.SION 

of the National Encanipment met in Columbus, 
Ohio, September 12. 1888. Adjutant General 
Datiiel Fish presented the following report. 
Members in good standing March 31. 

1887 .320,936 

.Members in good standing March 31. 

1.SX8 354.216 

Netgain in membership in g<K>d standing .'i3,280 

Net gain in posts reporting 472 

Net gain in chartered po'^ts 393 



Total in suspension 31,750 

Members in good standing 354,210 

Total membership 385,966 

The following officers were elected: 

Commander-in-Chief, William Warner. Mo. 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Moses H. 
Neil, Ohio. 

Junior Vice Coinmander-in-Chief, Joseph 
Hadfleld, N. Y. 

Surgeon General, R. M. DeWitt, Iowa. 

Chaplain-iu-Chief, S. G. Updyke, Dakota. 

TWENTY-THIRD ANNUAL SES.SION 
of the National Encampment met in Milwaukee, 
Wis., August 28, 1889. Forty-two departments 
were represented by 641 department officers, 
representatives and past Department Com- 
manders. The Ajutant General reported as of 
June 30, 1889, that the number of posts was 6711 
and of members in good standing, 382,598, a gain 
in membership of 28,382 over the 31st of March, 
1888. 

The following officers were elected: 

Commander-in-Chief, Russell A. Alger, Mich. 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, A. G. 
Weissert, Wis. 

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, J. F. Lov- 
ett. N. J. 

Surgeon General, Dr. Horace P. Porter, Kan. 

Chaplain-in-Chief, Rev. W. H. Chllders. Ky 




18.— RUSSELL A. ALGER, 1889-90. 




19.— WHEELOCK G. VEAZEY, 1890-91. 



THE TWENTY-FOUKTH ANNUAL SESSION 

of the National Encampment met in Boston, 
Mass., August 13, 1890. 
On June 30, 1890,^the total number of 
comrades in good and regular stand- 
ing was 427,982 

Total membership borne on rolls 458,230 

Number of posts reported June 30, 1889. . 6,711 
Number of posts reported June 30. 1890. . 7,175 

Number of deaths during the year 6,476 

This was a gain in membership in good stand- 
ing of 45,;«3, and in posts of 464. The total 
membership on the rolls June 30, 1890, including 
members delinquent, in suspension and out on 
transfer cards, was 458,230. 1072 delegates were 
present. 

The following officers were elected: 

Commander-in-Chief,^;Wheelock ,' G. Veazey, 
Vermont. 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Richard 
Tobin, Massachusetts. 

Junior Vice Commander-iu-Chief, George W 
Creamer, Maryland. 

Surgeon General B. F. Stephenson, Kentucky. 

Chaplain-in-Chief, Myron Reed of Colorado. 



THK rWKNTY-riFTH ANNUAL, SESSION 
of tlie National Encaiiipuient of tlie Grand 
Ariiiv of the Kei>ublie lonveiied in Detroit, 
MicliV'an, Au;;usl 7. IS'.ll. (^)miiiaii.lcrin-Cl)icf 
Veazey i>residiiif:. Tliis was tlu- .silviT aimivei - 
saiy of tlie order and was the oi-i vision of an 
uniisnal dej^ree of interest and entliusiasin. 

The roll of the Twenty-Fifth National En- 
oainpinent consisted as follows: 
National Ottieers (all of whom were 

present) 10 

Meniliers of the Council of Adminis- 
tration 43 

Past National Ofticers ^. :» 

Department Officers 177 

Past Department Commanders 381 

Representatives at large and appor- 
tioned , 



452 



Total 1,101 

The Encami)ment elected the following ofli- 

cers for the eiisning year: 
Commander iiiChief, John Palmer, New York 
Senior X'ice Commander-in-Chief, Henry M. 

Dullield, Michigan. 



Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, J. S. Clark- 
son, Nebraska. 

Surgeon General, Benjamin F. Stevenson, 
Kentucky. 

Chaplain-in-Chief. Rev. S. B. Paine. Florida. 

The Commander-in-Chief appointed the fol- 
lowing general staff officers: 

Adjutant General, Frederick Phisterer, New 
York. 

Quartermaster General, John Taylor, Phila- 
delphia. 

Inspector General, John F. Pratt, New Jersey 

Judge Advocate General, Joseph \V. O'Neall, 
Ohio. 

Ass't Adjutant General, David W. Quick, 
New York. 

The Council ol Administration consists of 
forty-five meinlnTs. out- fleeted hy each Depart- 
ment. The various Committees and a corps of 
aidcs-dc-cainp number about one hundred in all. 

Adjt. Gen. J. H. Goulding submitted a series 
of tabular summaries showing the growth of the 
order and its status at the date of his report. 



TABLE OF PROGRESSION. 

Showing the Membership in Good Standing of the Geand Army of the 
Kepublic, during Each Quarter in the Fourteen Years, 
Ending, Dkcember 31, 1890. 
Note.— Fqr the six years prior to 1887, the membership of the Grand Army of the Republic 
■was almost at a standstill, comprising on the average less than 26,000 Comrades for each year. 



QUARTERLY REPORTS. 



i^t quarter, March 31 

ad qjarter, June 30 

3d quarter, September 30 
4th quarter, December 31 



Total gains each year. . 



1877. 



25.446 
22,617 
25.749 
27.179 



280 



1878. 



26,(502 
28.274 
28.7.5 
31,016 



3.837 



1879. 


1880. 


1881. 


37,777 
35.961 
38.664 
44-752 


49.099 
55.260 
59.t53 
60.634 


61,847 
70,726 
77,20^ 
85,856 


'3.736 


15.882 


^5.222 



1882. 


.883. 


88.<)65 
io6,og6 
»«9-354 
134-701 

48,845 


146,183 

.78,811 
199-447 
215,446 

80,745 



QUABTF.RLV REPORTS 



ist quarter, March 31. . . . 

ad quarter, June ^o 

3d quarter, September 30 
4th quarter, December 31 . 



Total gains each year. 



233.595 
256,258 
274-323 
273.'68 



57.772 



1885. 



269.694 
275-623 
284.3'^> 
294.787 



2 1,619 



1886. 

295.337 
299,891 
308.838 
.323-571 


1887. 


1888. 


320.936 
3.36.540 

34 ',213 
355.9>6 


354,2.6 
361,194 
362,^57 
372,960 


28,784 


32.345 


17.044 



375 534 
382,598 
385. S46 
397.974 



25,014 



392,895 
397,620 
400.554 
409,489 



ti.S'S 



EXPENDED IN CHARITY. 

During the year e.iding June .'.O, 

18!K) (relieving 21,6:31. persons) . . 

Year ending Dec. 31, 1800 

In six months ending Dec. 31, 1890.. 
In six mouths ending June -30, 1891. 

For year ending June .30, 1891 

From July 1. 1871. to July 1, isiil .... 



MUSTERED OUT BY DEATH. 
For the year ending June 30, 1890 

*''17 957 W I Q/Uaiter ending Sept. 30, 1S90 

"" ' ■ " ■* Dec. 31, 18!M) 

522.5 05." 21 I ®'* uionths ending June 30, 1891 

107.ii.3;j 77 Total number. 

126..3a5 92 

2.31.1C9 69 

2.221,704 24 



5,479 

1,241 
1,485 
3,239 

5.965 



This is 486 more than the record of the pre- 
vious twelve months, but all reports were not in 
hands of the Adjutant General at the date of 
his report, and the actual number of deaths for 
the year was unquestionably much greater. 



Detailed Tabular Statement of the number of Post, «n . 

tmoei of Posts and membership of the GAT? 
to June 30, 1891. ^• 



DEPARTMENTS. 



Alabama 

Arizona 

Arkansas ,[\ 

California . .. ... ... ^ 

Colorado & Wyoming. 

Connecticut 

North Dakota 

South Dakota '. . 

Delaware ...... 

Florida .], ..,,', 

Georgia '.*...'." 

Idaho... *" 



Illinois 

Indiana 

Ind. Ter'y& Oklahoma'. 

Iowa 

Kansas " 

Kentucky. 



Maic 

Massachusetts... . 

Maryland " 

Michigan .. ... 

Minnesota ........ 

Missouri...," ...i.W 

Montana ... 

Nebraska 

New Hampshire'*.".' 
New Jersey .. 
New Mexico... . 
New York. . 

Ohio .'.'.'.'.". 

Oregon 

Pennsylvania...'.'.'" 

Potomac 

Rhode Island..'^.'..;! 

Tennessee 

Texas 

Utah .■.■".;;.■ ■ 

Vermont 

Virginia ...'.'.'.'.'.'.'.■■■ 

Washington & AlaVk'a 

West Virginia 

Wisconsin 



lune 30, li 



Posts Members 



591 
524 

434 
484 
'30 



Totals 



3 
105 
40 
60 
82 
264 



7.185 



302 
300 
'<749 
6,280 
2.663 
6,805 
829 
2,095 
i,v;i7 



32-35b 
25.400 



9.584 

22,460 

2.338 

20,810 

7.556 

20,317 

662 

8, lit 

5.041 

7.629 

340 

39.770 

46, ,140 

i.6g8 

44-379 

3.'36 

2,814 

3.'- 69 

897 

161 

5.272 

1.289 

2,215 

13.811 

397-941 



Sept . 30, 1890. 
Posts. Member 



478 
log 
"7 
159 
203 

362 

145 

428 
18 

251 
93 

i'3 
12 

638 

'11 

598 



350 

2g8 

i.6u 

6.323 

2,719 

6.897 

553 

1,882 

'.33 2 

346 

385 

447 

32.568 

25,209 

634 

20.123 

■8,315 

4.645 

1.063 

9,666 

25.458 

2.352 

20,158 

7.096 

20,732 

8.194 

5. '27 

7.7W 

309- 

40,688 

46,1 19 

'•774 

44.390 

3,240 

2,982 

3.605 

994 

167 

5.391 

1.348 

2.321 

2.614 

13^67 

400.554 



Dec. 



Posts. Members 



596 



■36 
17 
161 

205 
47 
378 
176 
437 
16 
255 

93 
"3 

10 
€34 
733 

52 
593 

23 
60 
36 
3 
109 



.7.339 



332 

295 
2.002 
6,i8i 
2^40 
6,946 

7ii 
2.783 
1,328 

414 

432 

454 

32.641 

25 '73 
605 

20,324 

18,427 
5 789 
1.051 
9,676 

23.592 
2,522 

20,742 

8.20I 

21,028 

689 

8.'37 

5.127 

7,732 

299 

40.865 

49.0II 

1,905 

43.820 

3.205 

2,921 

3.697 

..165 

51.473 
1.388 
2.512 
2,971 
_«_3.775 

409.489 



June 



30, It 



Members 

334 

293 

2,200 

5.812 , 

2.901 

6,807 

535 

2,769 ■ 

1,280 

471 

455 

439 

32329 

24.726 ; 

552 
20,174 
17.516 
3.973 
1,093 I 
9,700 
23.781 
2.423 
19,280 
7.947 
20,822 < 
626 
7. "44 
5.211 
7.793 
292 < 
40,444 
45-522 
2,052 
43.'68 
3.312 
2.856 
3.719 
1.305 
184 
S.487 
1.422 
2.783 . 
2,623 
13,710 



7.219 I 398.270 



The Order showed a steady, healthy growth 
f "' ."'® °'^* S'^"'s to that time for the two 

timl of n . ' "^""^ ^''' ^^91- ""^^eived at the 
time of printing the last annual report exhibit 

fest^ not a correct showing. Indeed, many of 
the Departments claimed large gains but thP 
p'sL'sinc;?,"";'^'^ '" ''' '^' re^ort^'frl^al 

T. ! rl '. '^'''^ ^* "'" semi-annual period. 

The reports for the period ending Decembe; 



Nafoi'a? F? ''^''' °^ representation in the 
Ad it-^n. r r""'- ^""'^ expected by the 

tilnT. T'""^ '"^ Show not far from 425,000 
number. '^' ""'^ '"''''^'' ' '^^'^^ '^^^^^ 

THE 2eTH ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT 
By a vote of 366 against 340 for Lincoln. Neb 

the 26th Annual Encampment of the G. A R 
the date fixed for the opening of the Encampl 
ment being Sept. 20, 1892. 



STATE, WAR 
AND NAVY 
BUILDING 




B STREET 



B STREET 



DIAGRAM 

Sho^^ng Location of Reun.on Tents . on Wtnle Lot - Grand Army Place- 

dur.n6 Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic 

atW^sh.nglon.D.C. Sept. le^" to 24«' 1892. 

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