from The Fitchburg Sentinel, Monday, 22 October 1906
Veterans' Reunion
Survivors of FAmous 15th Mass. Regiment Meet in Worcester -- Gen. Kimball Elected President of Association.

The annual reunion of the old 15th Massachusetts regiment was held Saturday, at Worcester, and the event was among the largest attended and most successful of recent years. Among those who were present were included many veterans from Fitchburg and vicinity and from all parts of the state. Others came from greater distances and in the gathering were included veterans of this organization who are now residents of Canada and California.

The business meeting was held at Board of Trade hall, and the election of officers for the ensuing year was the chief item of business to come before the meeting. THe result was as follows:
President, Gen. John W. Kimball of Fitchburg,
vice president, Col. George C. Joslin of Boston,
secretary and treasurer, E. A. Rice of Worcester,
assistant secretary, George W. Ward of Worcester;
chaplain, John E. Pharnes of Whitinsville;
executive committee, Col. E. J. Russell, Capt Thomas J. Hastings, W. F. Miller, Peleg F. Murray and George W. Mirick, all of Worcester.

The matter of the regimental monument erected at Gettysburg battlefield and recently removed to Worcester for repairs was taken up and it was voted to have the necessary repairs made at once and the monument reset in its old position. The newly elected executive committee with Col. Henry E. Smith of Worcester and Capt. Amos Bartlett of Webster were authorized and instructed to see that the wishes of the regiment were carried out.

Following the business session the gathering adjourned to Grand Army hall, where a sumptuous dinner was served by the Women's Relief Corps of George H. Ward post, G. A. R., of Worcester. Gen. Kimball of this city was toast master at the post prandial[?] exercises which followed the repast and among the prominent speakers were Mayor John T. Duggan of Worcester,
Major Church Howe, U. S. consul general at Montreal, who attended the reunion of the regiment for the first time in 33 years,
Capt. W. G. Waters of Santa Barbara, Cal., who was present with his old comrades for the first time in 30 years,
Col. Henry E. Smith of Worcester and others.
Many spoke in reminiscent mood and the affair aroused many pleasant memories in the minds of the veterans and proved one of unusual pleasure to all who attended.

Those present from Fitchburg and vicinity were:
Gen. John W. Kimball,
Charles Frazer,
H. H. Hosley,
Merritt A. Towne,
Eli Clements and
J. H. Carpenter of this city;
E. L. Wilder,
W. E. Marcy[?] and
J. H. Harrington[?] of Leominster,
W. H. Burgess of Gardner,
Clinton A. Chapman of Hubbardston, and
J. J. Kendall of Templeton.
The total attendance included nearly 100 veterans of the regiment with a few invited guests.