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.
Steps were immediately taken toward consolidation with the Lawrence Rifles.
The conference committee agreed that the new company should be called Co. E
is life at the battle of White Hall, N. C., December 18, 1862.
Rev. Mr. Preston's ten years of loving ministrations, patient service and generous self-sacrifice are still remembered, and today he is the dearly loved and highly honored resident ex-pastor of the flock.
In November, 1868, the Rev. J. C. Hurd of New Brunswick, came to the church.
He was a brilliant orator and a highly-esteemed preacher.
He resigned in May, 1870.
The church was without a pastor until the next May, when in 1871, the Rev. J. G. Richardson of Providence, R. I., succeeded.
He was a man of wisdom and marked ability, who, with patience, energy, and enthusiasm led the way to the erection of a new house of worship.
A lot was purchased on Oakland street, plans were made, and the work of building was commenced.
The architect and builder was chosen from the ranks of the church.
To John Brown, who had joined the church by baptism in May, 1843, who had faithfully stood by in all vicissitudes, and who was kn