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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Commander Silas E. Mead of Lombard Post Honored at Reunion (1910)

Commander Silas E. Mead of Lombard Post Honored at Reunion
Greenwich News: September 9, 1910. Page 3.

Comrade Silas E. Mead was elected the president of the Tenth Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, at the annual reunion of the veterans at Savin Rock last Thursday. President Mead was a member of Company I, in which many Greenwich men enlisted. He has always been prominent in Lombard Post, G.A.R., activities, serving for many years as the commander of the Post. The Tenth is to be congratulated  upon its fine selection for its commanding officer and president.

The business meeting was the first thing disposed of at the reunion, after the general handshaking and inquiries about one another. The report of the secretary and treasurer, William E. Whittlesey, was most encouraging, for the regiment is in splendid condition financially. The death roll revealed the fact that nine men had gone from the ranks the past year.

After the election of officers the veterans were entertained by Miss Rena Teresa Barnes, one of the daughters of the regiment, whose sweet voice has been heard on Memorial day in Greenwich. There was also a recitation by Mrs. Paul and an address by William Allcorn.

When the business session, which was held at the Maple Palace, closed, the veterans and their friends adjourned to Wilcoxs, where a shore dinner was served. About 125 people enjoyed the dinner and the speeches. The newly elected president, Mr. Mead, was called up upon and made a few remarks. Then followed other speeches, recitations and the singing of "America" at the close. 

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