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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 6., The Lawrence Light Guard.—Continued. (search)
66, the company began to fit up rooms in Usher's Building. The drill hall was shared with the Lawrence Rifles. At this time, when the Light Guard is about to take possession of an elegant building, a few items of the simple furnishings of the armory of 1866 are interesting. The woodwork was painted white; a black walnut picture moulding was put up; battle mottoes decorated the walls. Three pictures of battle scenes were donated, also a life size photograph of Mr. Daniel Lawrence. Milton F. Roberts made the knapsack boxes from lumber furnished by the company. A Magee stove was set up, and somebody gave free gratis, as the records say, a blacking box and a fluid can. It was voted to buy a step ladder, if not too expensive. When the company thought itself quite well settled, the Good Genius made some needed improvements in the drill room. Later, portraits of nearly all the comrades who died in the war were placed in the armory. At the dedication of the Soldiers' Monument, Se