who died in the war were placed in the armory.
At the dedication of the Soldiers' Monument, September 6, 1866, the company paraded in uniform with side arms.
The granite shaft bears on its marble tablets the names of all the Medford men who perished in the war.
May 30, 1868, the first Memorial Day, the Light Guard visited the graves of departed comrades in Medford and in the Catholic Cemetery in Malden.
The old colors were draped and carried by Pyam Cushing, Jr., one of the company of 1861.
Every year since then, except in 1898, when the command was on duty at Gloucester, the Light Guard has taken part in the memorial exercises.
In 1871, an out-door prize drill was held.
The first and second prizes were donated by the officers of the company, the rest by fine members.
This is the first prize drill recorded.
After the formation of Post 66, Grand Army of the Republic, the veterans in the company began to drop out as active members.
Capt. Hosea resigned January 30, 1874.
ccorded them the respect and sweet courtesies of the other churches in the city, and, as they believe, the blessing of the Great Head of the Church Universal.
Today, the Baptists of Medford may say—more than said the patriarch, Jacob: Lo, with my staff,—my little staff of twelve—I passed over this Jordan,— the Jordan of trial and obscurity — in 1841, and now I am become four bands.
The days of hand engines. By Mr. Charles Cummings.
The steam fire engine did not come to Medford till 1861.
In 1847 the town owned four hand engines and one hook and ladder carriage with its appropriate apparatus.
These were all located near the centre, as the outskirts had but few buildings to be protected.
There was one dwelling house only at Wellington, one south of what is now the Mystic House, and a few at the West End.
The house of Engine No. 1 (the Governor Brooks) was on Union street, and is now a dwelling house on Summer street. No. 2 (the Gen. Jackson) was kept in the west end of