e Lawrence Light Guard and resumed regular meetings in the Town Hall the following October.
It was suggested that the company join the Lawrence Rifles, but the Light Guard positively refused to do so, and chose the following officers: Capt., I. F. R. Hosea; 1st Lieut., J. Henry Eames; 2d Lieut., Henry A. Ireland, Jr.
In May, 1866, the 5th Regiment was inspected at the race course (Mystic Park). Co. E had three officers, fifty-seven men, and fifty-five guns.
Fully two-thirds of the company wes 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