91st PA--GAR

'Baker Post services'

['Baker Post services', Philadelphia Inquirer 1 June 1893, page 7]
[transcribed from GenealogyBank]


BAKER POST SERVICES.
Its Visit to Glenwood Cemetery--The Largest Post in the State.

General E. D. Baker Post, No. 8, G. A. R., commemorated Decoration Day with memorial services at Glenwood Cemetery, which were carried out with the spirit and enthusiasm which mark all the undertakings of this well known organization. An elaborate program was rendered at the cemetery, including an address by Rev. A. Lincoln Moore, recitations by Miss M. R. Feist and Miss Fannie Leeds, and prayers by Rev. W. D. Chase, D. D. There was also a flag raising, during which those assembled sang "Star Spangled Banner." The musical arrangements were under the direction of Prof. William J. Street. At the conclusion of the program the post decorated the graves of their dead comrades.

Baker post has the distinction of being the largest in point of membership of any post in the State, carrying on its rolls 670 members, who are veterans from almost every regiment which left Philadelphia during the war.


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