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Page ii - When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung : By forms unseen their dirge is sung ; There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay ; And Freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there.
Page ii - How sleep the Brave who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung; There Honor comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay; And Freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there!
Page iii - Stephenson, as provisional commander-in-chief, sent out an order to all the posts then formed, calling for the first national convention of the Grand Army of the Republic. This was held in Indianapolis, Ind., on Nov. 20 following, and representatives were present from the States of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Kentucky, Indiana, and the District of Columbia. Gen.
Page 61 - The Reverse Side represents a branch of laurel — the crown and reward of the brave — in each point of the star. The national shield in the center, surrounded by the twenty-four recognized Corps badges numerically arranged, each on a keystone, and all linked together, showing they are united, and will guard and protect the shield of the nation. Around the center is a circle of stars, representing the States of the Union and the Departments composing the Grand Army of the Republic. The Clasp is...
Page 68 - On the Epidemics of Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas," by Dr. ED. H. BARTON, of La. " On the Epidemics of Ohio, Indiana and Michigan," by Dr. GEO. MENDENHALL, of Ohio. Dr. STEWART, of NY, then presented the report of the committee on the amendments to the constitution, and read the following additions •which the committee had made since its recommitment : To section 1, article 2, add "Delegates may also be received from the United States army and navy.
Page 61 - Bundle of Rods, or Fasces, representing UNION. In each point of the star is the insignia of the various arms of the service, viz.: the Bugle for Infantry, Cross Cannon for Artillery, Cross Muskets for the Marine, Cro*» Sicords for Cavalry, and the Anchor for Sailors. Over the central group are the words, " Grand Army of the Republic...
Page 60 - ... accordance with a resolution of the last National Encampment, the design of a badge submitted to the Council of Administration was adopted at the special meeting of the National Encampment in October last, and is described by the Quartermaster-General as follows : DESCRIPTION OF THE BADGE. The badge is of bronze, made from cannon captured in different decisive battles during the late rebellion, and in form a five-pointed star, similar in design to the two hundred medals of honor authorized by...
Page 70 - Wagner (Pa.) offered the following resolution, which was adopted. Resolved, That a committee of three members be appointed...
Page 69 - That while we recognize the equality of all soldiers who were mustered in, we respectfully suggest to the officers of the National Asylum for Disabled Soldiers, so liberally endowed by Congress, the propriety of promoting the comfort of the colored veterans entitled to a home, by establishing a branch asylum at the South for their occupation.
Page 59 - Department," &c. As the views above expressed seem to be generally entertained, it is respcetfully recommended that a committee be appointed to take into consideration the expediency of making the desired change.

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