1897 Farmington NH Memorial Day Order of Exercises Booklet

Title

1897 Farmington NH Memorial Day Order of Exercises Booklet

Description

A May 31, 1897 Farmington, NH, Memorial Day Order of Exercises booklet. The booklet is four pages, printed in black ink on off paper.

The front page is ornately decorated with two borders one on the exterior edge, a block geometric floral and one framing an image in the center of the page, a simple triangle geometric repeat. The image in the center is a Grand Army of the Republic medal, hanging from a thirteen star American flag, placed equidistant over their field, topped by a bald eagle sitting atop two overlapping cannons and canon balls. The Grand Army of the Republic was a national fraternal organization. It was composed of veterans of the Union Army, Union Navy, Marines and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service.

It details the activities for Memorial Day on the second and third pages starting with a march at 1:30 PM on Main Street, followed by exercises at the cemetery & monument. Evening exercises were to start at 8 PM. At all places they included prayer, addresses, song, and bands playing.

The last page is devoted to honoring deceased soldiers and sailors and gives a list for those at the cemetery. Special sections specifically list those fallen in the War of 1812 and the Mexican War. it also points out those in "outside yards" on Ten Rod Road, and the Hodgdon, Bunker, and Stevens yard.

Size: 4.25 W x 6.5" H

Condition. Fair. Corners are folded. Small tear on upper center, on front page. Defaced, interior upper pages " Property of Farmington- New Durham Historical Society." Stain on back page

FHS-Kyle Leach

Creator

Grand Army of the Republic

Publisher

Grand Army of the Republic

Date

May 31, 1897

Files

1897  Farmington NH Memorial Day Order of Exercises Front.jpg

Citation

Grand Army of the Republic, “1897 Farmington NH Memorial Day Order of Exercises Booklet,” Farmington Historical Society-Museum of Farmington History, accessed September 17, 2019, https://farmingtonnhhistory.omeka.net/items/show/565.

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