mpany 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, 5th Regt., M. V. M., and should bear the name Lawrence Light Guard, but that the captain and 1st lieutenant of the Rifles, Warren W. Manning and Fred. W. Dorr, should head the new organization.
Lieut. Jophanus H. Whitney, of the Light Guard, was made 2d lieutenant.
The consolidated company was organized May 5, 1874. Lieut. Dorr res