Acton Memorial Library
Otto M. Geers, Color Bearer, Issac Davis Post G.A.R.
(AML Archives 77.11.1)
Saturday evening W. R. C.,¹ No. 62, held a special meeting in G. A. R. hall, to which Post 138 was invited. The severe shower which came up at night fall hindered some from being present, but there was a very good attendance, a barge load of members coming from Maynard. For some time the ladies of Corps 62 have been planning to give the Post a social and at the same time present them with a new silk flag to replace the one they have carried since they were first organized and which was showing unmistakable signs of age. The meeting was called to order by the president, Mrs. Sara R. Richardson, who after brief words of welcome, made the presentation to the post in behalf of the corps through Commander Clough. The flag was borne into the hall by Mrs. Fannie Parker and Mrs. Sarah A. Hutchins, escorted by the corps color bearers, Miss Fannie Weatherbee, Mrs. Susie Hall, Mrs. Hattie Hayward, Mrs. Nancy Chaffin. Commander Clough received the flag and made a fitting response. Otto Guro², post color bearer supported the flag during the formal exercises. The flag is of heavy silk of fine texture, 6x5 1-2 feet, bordered and trimmed with gold bullion fringe and tassels, also the name and number of the post and the stars in gold, on the staff is a silver plate with the inscription "Presented to Isaac Davis Post, 138, by W. R. C., No. 62. As Commander Clough closed his remarks the audience arose and sang The Star Spangled Banner. The secretary of the corps, Miss Nellie H. Hall, then read a poem, Then and Now, which closed the formal exercises the remaining time being spent socially. Refreshments of cake, ice cream and sherbert were served. This closed one of the pleasant events in the annals of Post and Corps.
Isaac Davis Post 138, associate members, and Relief Corps 62¹ attended Memorial services Sunday at the Universalist church, where the pastor, Rev. S. J. Willis, delivered a most able and appropriate address, speaking of the life of the Apostle Paul, referring it to the veterans of '61. The special singing by the ladies' choir, assisted by Miss Lena O'Connell with the violin and a soprano solo by Mrs. Evangeline Hall, were all most beautifully rendered. Before the post and corps entered the church, Miss Fannie E. Witherbee [sic], president of Corps 62, presented Commander A. D. Holt with a beautiful new silk flag², for the post, which was properly marked with gilt letters. The commander accepted the gift with a few fitting words of appreciation for the beautiful gift received, after which both post and corps marched from the vestry to the auditorium, where the service was held. There was a good attendance of both post and corps and every seat in the church was filled. Both the post and corps wish to thank the pastor and people for the many kindly attentions which they received.