from The Webster Times, June 24th and July 1st, 1920 (Volume 62 #13 and 14), 

The 53d annual reunion of Companies E, I, and F, 15th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, will be held at the Joslin house, Saturday when the survivors of these three companies will gather together, with the honorary members, to conduct the annual business meeting, and have dinner.  

The occasion this year will mark the first in many years without the presence of Col. Smith of Worcester , whose death recently was a  shock to every member of the association.  He was the color bearer of the association and one of the most popular members  

The arrangements in Webster are being looked after by E. B. Wakefield, the last of the Slater Guards living in Webster.  Mr. Wakefield is in charge of the details, and is arranging the dinner.  The invitations have been sent out to the members and honorary members of the association by Leonard E. Thayer of Oxford , secretary.  President William F. Miller of Worcester, president of  the association, will preside.  

Roll call will be at 11 a. m., business meeting at 11:15 and dinner will be served at noon .


The 53rd annual reunion of Companies E, I and F of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteers was held in Webster Saturday, with a roll call, business meeting  and dinner at the Joslin House.  A feature of the gathering was the presence of E. Walter Smith, son of the late Col. Henry E. Smith of Worcester , who was elected an honorary member of the association.  Col Smith was one of the active and prominent members of the association and the gathering this year contained a sad note because of his passing.  Clarence E. Cleveland of Webster also was elected an honorary member of the association.  

The election of officers resulted in the following choice:  President, William F. Miller of Worcester; vice-president, E. B. Wakefield of Webster; secretary and treasurer Leonard E. Thayer of Oxford ; directors, E. B. Wakefield, Leonard E. Thayer, and Peleg F. Murray of Worcester  

Those present were Charles H. Burleigh, 51st regiment, Worcester; E. B. Wakefield, Co. I, Webster; L. E. Pattison, 5th Massachusetts Battery, Webster; William F. Miller, Co. E., Worcester; James D. Callahan, Co. F., Marlboro; Sumner E. Bannister, Co. F.,Worcester; Merritt A. Towns, Co. F., Holland; James E. Clifford, Co. E., Clinton; Peleg F. Murray, Co. E, Worcester; John L. Humphrey, Co. E., Oxford; George E. Ward, E. Walter Smith and Clarence E. Cleveland; honorary members were also present.  

Following the business meeting in the parlors of the hotel, a dinner was served at noon .


15th Massachusetts VI