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Roberts Post G.A.R.
Rutland Daily Herald, Nov. 12, 1918:
50th Anniversary of Roberts Post, G.A.R.
Notable Campfire Marks Passing of Organization's Half Century Milestone
Roberts post, Grand Army of the Republic, last evening celebrated its 50th anniversary coincidentally with the celebration of the end of the world war, with a notable campfire, in the form of a banquet. A supper, chicken pie with the accessories, including vegetables, rolls, apple and pumpkin pie, cheese and coffee, was served at 7:30 o'clock by the members of Roberts Relief corps, to a company numbering about 150 persons. At the conclusion of the meal a program of speaking and music was carried out.
Commander Charles H. Granger presided. Ex-Gov. John A. Mead, Col. D.L. Morgan, Rev. Dr. E.P. Stevens of Saratoga, N.Y., Henry F. Field, Mrs. Cordelia M. Needham and F.C. Archibald of Manchester, spoke and musical numbers were given during the supper and interspersed in the program.
Harvey R. Kingsley presented the post a framed portrait of his father, Maj. L.G. Kingsley, a charter member, and A.T. Woodward, a member and past commander, presented a portrait of his son, Brig. Gen. John E. Woodward of the U.S. army, Col. Morgan making the presentation. A duplicate was presented to the Relief corps, to which Mrs. Woodward belongs and of which she is past president.
Contributed by Jennifer Snoots.