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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 6., The Lawrence Light Guard.—Continued. (search)
lso 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 the militia were obli