| Company E. Reunion
The 25th annual reunion of the survivors of Co. E. 15th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, was held in memorial Hall, Oxford, Tuesday week, It being the 31st anniversary of the departure of the company from the town. The meeting was called to order by President William F. Miller. The roll was called and letters of regret read from members who could not attend.
13 of the original members and 2 recruits, were present; with 8 or 10 invited guests. Two of the original company have died within the year, Capt. Watson and Jas. Comrie. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, William F. Miller, of Worcester; Secretary and Treasurer Leonard E. Thayer, of Oxford; Directors, A. B. Yeomans, of Oxford, Oscar L. Guile of Lynn.
At 1 o’clock the company and invited guests assembled for dinner at grand army Hall, and after full justice had been done to the rations furnished by Comrade Yeomans, President Miller welcomed the company in an eloquent speech.
Comrade E. W. Preble of the 3rd Maine Regiment, Pastor of the Universalist Church at Webster, paid a fitting tribute to Daniel’s History of Oxford and especially that relating to Co. E.
Comrade James Bracken of Webster spoke of the ties that bind soldiers together.
Rev. Albert Tyler related interesting anecdotes.
Comrade A. B. Yeomans read a letter from J. E. White. a young man of Oxford, now in Georgia, describing in detail a recent visit to the old prison pen at Andersonville and exhibited a cane sent him by Mr. White made from one of the posts from Andersonville prison.
John E. Kimball, Esq., of Oxford made a comparison of the losses at Balaklava, Mars, Le tour and Antietam, where the 15th suffered a loss of 55 per cent in 22 minutes.
Hon. A. l. Joslin gave an interesting description of the drill of German troops recently witnessed by him.
Capt. B. B. Vassal gave reminiscences of this old hall 31 years ago.
L. E. Thayer spoke of old comrades with new faces.
Sergt. Edward Cudworth compared the dinner of today with the dinner in Salisbury prison.
William T. Woodbury on “Who buried Marcy’s boots.”
Comrade Oscar L. Guile spoke amusingly of “The Hoodlums of Company E.
John Humphrey, G. F. Dudley and C. A. Bacon gave interesting reminiscences.
It was voted one of the best times the boys had ever had.