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3rd Vermont Infantry

Third Vermont Monument, St. Johnsbury

Reunion Next Tuesday


Boulder Marking the First Camp of the Third Vermont To Be Unveiled -- An Address

The arrangement are fast nearing completion for the observance of the 60th anniversary of the muster of the 3rd Vermont regiment, to be held here, Tuesday, July 18th. The business meeting of the reunion will be held at G.A.R. hall in the morning anddinner will be served at noon.

The public exercises will commence at 1.30 when automobiles will take the members of the regiment over the same route that they passed over 50 years ago, to the fairground, where they went into camp. At the fairground the boulder erected on the site of the camp of 50 years ago will be unveiled. This boulder is located near the Cavalry House and was secured in the town of Waterford. It weighs about three tons and is a very peculiar stone. J. E. Walker is doing the marking on the stone which will read as follows:

"The Site of Camp Baxter, 3d Vermont Regiment, 1861, erected by the citizens of St. Johnsbury, July 16, 1911."

Lieutenant-Governor L. P. Slack will preside at the exercises at the fairground. Music will be furnished by the band, prayer will be offered by Rev. G. W. C. Hill of the North church and presentation will be made by Rev. Edward T. Fairbanks, after which will be the unveiling of the boulder. The speech of acceptance will be made by ex-Governor Samuel Pingree, secretary of the Association. This will be followed by a short address by Hon. F. G. Butterfield of Derby Lilne. The exercises will close with the singing of America, led by the band.

Caledonian, Wednesday, July 12, 1911, page 1.