d Gen. Sheridan, also from Gov. Robinson of Massachusetts, who expressed his pride at the way it represented the State.
The first indoor prize drill occurred in 1885.
The company gave a gold medal, the veterans two silver ones.
The organization supported a drum and fife corps at this time.
After another period of depression Capt. T. C. Henderson took command in 1889.
He worked hard to bring the company back to its former rank, and was rewarded by a letter of commendation from Col. Bancroft.
March 30, 1890, the first prize drill for the Lawrence medals was held.
During the next year the company was much changed, many being discharged for non-attendance, and their places filled by men interested in the work.
Some of them were former members of the High School Cadets, who had been under the personal tuition of Maj. Whitney, and others members of the Sons of Veterans.
In January, 1897, new regulations were promulgated regarding target practice, by which members of th
Among the best known poems are the following: The Exile at St. Helena, The Address of Warren to the American Soldiers, The Pilgrim Fathers.
The highest flight of his fancy and his best contribution to our literature is Passing Away.
He was also the author of many fine hymns, besides a great number of temperance and anti-slavery poems.
Mr. Pierpont was graduated from the Divinity School of Harvard College in 1818 in the class with Convers Francis, John G. Palfrey, Jared Sparks and Geo. Bancroft, all of them men who made a special mark upon their time.
In 1819 he was called to be the minister of Hollis Street Church, Boston, succeeding the Rev. Dr. Holley, a man of eminence in his profession.
The church was one of the most important in the city, and it seemed as if he were entering upon a new and happier day. He was now thirty-four years old, of superior ability and education and of wide experience of life.
Added to his gifts and attainments were his pleasing social quality,