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3rd Vermont Infantry


42nd Reunion, September 7, 1927

Veterans of the Third Vermont Meet at St. Johnsbury.

St. Johnsbury, Sept. 7, --- With ages ranging from 81 to 87, six members of the Third Vermont Regiment Association met in the Grand Hall today for their 42nd, annual reunion. There were 57 veterans of the largest of the Vermont regiments still living in all parts of the United States and letters were read from fifteen of them.

Daniel R. Gilchrist, of Barnet, was elected president to succeed Capt. Horace French of West Lebanon, N.H., who died in office, John Gracy of St. Johnsbury was elected vice - president and Mrs. Lyndon Arnold of Williamstown, secretary and treasurer. Six members and about fifty members of the auxiliary society attended the gathering.

Editor Charles T. Walter of the St. Johnsbury Republican gave the address of welcome. Arthur F. Stone paid tribute to Capt. French and other members of the Third Vermont and remarks were made by Mrs. T.H. Underwood and Harvey S. Powers of Lyndonville, aged 89, and the oldest veteran present. Musical selections filled in the program.

Source: "Burlington (VT.) Free Press",September 7, 1927, p 2.

Contributed by Ken St. Germain, Burlington