'BLUE ND THE GRAY.
ORGANIZED AUGUST, 16th, 1887
BROOKSVILLE, FIA., *
INSTITUTION & LAWS
UtTnited oet;sra wl a
1 LUE ANDTHE GRAY.
,-,' I : ED AUGUST, 16th, 18S7.
1 OOKSVILLE, FL,.,
S IIEIRNANsO NEW' rINT
BLU EAND THE GRAY.
WHEREAS:- The generous impul-
ses of brave men, ever impel them to
reco.eile differences and heal the
wounds of.strife, and
WHEREAS:- The tine is rap:lly
approaching when it will not be possi-
ble to gather around the Camp F;re
this side of ihe Spirit Land, and
WHEREAS:- We with to show to
the world. that the true ve'eran will
not interpose ohs'acles to prevent a
perfect fraternization of the tw o sec-
Be it RESOLVED that we whose names
are signed to this roster do i ow or-
ganize ourselves into an association
to be known'as "The United Veterans
the of Blue and the Gray."
LYvDON Y, JENNSS, 32d, Mass., Inft'y.
CHAs C. PECK, 40th Wis'n, '
W. C. ZIMMERMAN, fth, Ala., "
TnOMas P. LLOYD, 4th, Ga., "
J. W. FLEMING, 5th, Ala.,
JoHn P. CnBB, 2nd, N.C. "
M. R. BunBs, 5th, Miss., Cav'y.
H VANPETTEN, 23d, Mich, Inft'y,
C. C. W'ICKERSIITA, 1st, Ind, Lt Art'.
GEO W. THIOMAS, th, Fla., Inft'y.
FRANK F SAXON, 3rd, "
S. WEEKS, "
A. II.RAVISIES, Ala,,
J A. AN.TmSAD), 39tli. VW. Cav'y.
J, TURcnE L. NDRUMr, 3rd, Fla., Inft'y.
J. C. PRmBIT, ''
H. J, McCoY,
J. R. TIEMPLiE.
Jons M. IREDICCK.
I RElD L. ROBETSON,
A. E. WILLARn),
J. \V. ConEAN,
J. C. PYBiuS,
J. S. BiwL-xs'i,
Joux D. LTAK,
Ti[os S. AnMrsTEAn,
G5tn Id ,,
2nd. S. C.
19th, U. S,
L. Y. JENNESS,
FRED L ROBERTSON.
A ',11111 .
A. C. S.
CON STJTUTIO N-
This association shall he known as
F.orida Bivouac No. 1 United Veter-
ans of the Blue and the: Gray.
The letters U. V. B- G., shall be the
proper abrevialion of said title.
The meeting of this association shall
be ca led au assembly.
SECTION 1 MEMBERSHIP.-The re-
quirements to become a member of
1his Biv n '* sh!'l ble 'atistfa. o'-v evi
I r .".:, of actual service during the war
of 1?8! to 1865 in the Army or Navy
.. M.:,ine Service of either of the
:,. ,.,i of the United States then in
..*,ri. ri id an honorable discharge
i. -,i._ entitledd to thesame from
l -,-i ~13C.
:*,... '--Pohtical and Religions
'r-tLii- not lo be considered or
c.:. i :.:,l ,imy of the actions ofthis
S c. 1 OFFICERS.--The officers of
t' isBivoua, shall 'onsist of a comman-
der to rank ns Colonel. First and
Second Lient. Commannders to rank
.as Lt, Col.., and M major respectively
SA Surgn to rnnk, as Maljr an Ad-
j utant,a Quartermaster a Commissary
Officer (if the Day and a Chaplain to
rank as CUaptains. A color bearer to
rank as First Lieutenant. Olficur of
the Guarl, to rank as First Lieu't a
M musician to rank as Sergt Major, All
to be elected by the ballot of tle
8.:c 2. Eleven numbers being
present at the annual election shall
be declared a qquorum.
Sc:. 3 Tlie officers so elected
shall remain in office for on vear.
Sc c4. The annual election shall
be held on the second Tuesday in
Augustt at 10a Special t elections
can be called to fill vacanci s.
The assembly of this Bivouac shall
ie lmolthly on thleecond/ Thur(day
La 7.30 o'Jlock P. M.
Sac: 1. DTrTY o0F' OH''ICERS:--The Comn-
mainder sluill resiie at ;al ascsen-
lies of the Bivouac preserve g >od
, 'r1, and enforce a die observance
of the By Laws and Rules of Order.
".\l..'il. all committees not other-
.,- ijvidled for, g ve the casting
tr i ..: .:.. t tie, inspect and( an-
n,,i I,. I [.- .:tult of ballots or other
H -hJil I.. ex-officio member of
:, II .:.'-anaii[ I..-, except the Executive
i,'-, 1,, i r I. Ilve the power to call
-.. .i i--0..',i)lies whenever deemed
J.i:-i- .., -.d l I.ommand on all occa-
.- .i 'ill or parade.
Sr. ----Tie Lieutenant Commnn-
11,.s -',i i1 assist the Coin ander and
i.. !r..'* --jit him in his absence accord-
i r:. their resp) active rank.
.-r : The Adjntnnt shall keep a
S':n.'!,'.e record of the proceedings
I I.. IBivouac. Act as Aid de
Camp to the Commoander on all oc-
In assembly his duty shall be
Ihat of a Secretary and Ait the iu-
troduction of his successor in office
deliver up to himi all hooks and pt.
pers belonging to his office with the
nec,.sary infornmntion to enable him
to uudei stand and continue the re-
c. irds of the Bivouau,
Sec 3.- The duties of the Officer of
the DaO are declined by the riual.
SEC 4.-The QuarterImadter shall
be in charge of all property belong-
ing to the Bivouiac, atten!m to trans-
mnortation ai.d;act as T;-dasur:er re-
ceive and pay out all ,lmnlies in regu-
lr form ul on tie order of the Biv-
ouac signed by the Adjuianit, and
approved by the Commiandier, lwhse
i-igniaturIs shall be his vouchers in
his annual report.
S' 5c r~C' ,nmissavy shall provide
,11, ..i. -. ject to, the orders of the
r '. I ii. Chaplain shall ofici:ite
i 1'-' ..i aid attend to any dd.ies
I,.-I 1 n I his tIffue.
-.-, f,,. surgeon shall atte:id to
S 'Il s propu'ly irt' in ta L
i ,i .1' il. ; ny excur-i,)n or
,.. the Bivouac.
:i.,' i C' e color bearer shall be
I, h ..1 h. e -.! ';. l a. nd bear
.. all occasions of display.
r. 9 The Guard shill have
I ;e of the armory and be stati-
,uuci as a sentinel at the approach to
[the Bivmu.c, Challnaiig: all who may
come near and replot to the Coii-
ia.nudcr upon al applicatioi.s for ad-
mission while the Bivourac is in as-
See 10,-The Historiau shall com-
pile and record all matters o' histor-
ical interest to the Bivouac or its
members, and shall make a report of
his doings at each annual assembly,
but may report as often as he ses
fij during tile ,e:lr.
SEC 11 The Musician shall be in
charge of the music and attend to
the necessary calls.
The membership fee shall be One
Dollar, which shall accompany the
The dues shall be fifty cents per
No political religions or other dis-
cussion shall be indulged in by any
conmrade while in the armory: or at
any Assembly elsewhere for the pur-
pose of drill, parade or business or
while "en route" as a company to or
from the same, nor shall it or engag-
in any sham battle.
When comrade is sick and con-
fined to bed it shall he theduty of the
comrades to visit him and to render
him aid and assistance and if neces-
sary to sit up with him during the
When a comrade who is in gocd
standing dies it shall be the duty of
all surviving comrades to attend his
funeral in a body and as a mark of
respect for the memory of the de-
ceased the comrades shall (on order)
wear the usual badge of mourning
for the period of 30 days.
Any man who was either too old
or two yo' ng or ,hysicallv untit to
be enlisted in either of the armies
during the late war bnt who ier\7ed
as a Iinite man or "home guard"
faithfully in the l,. .- .: of home
and country is entitled to full men.!
bership in the U. V. B G upon prop-
er applic-btion and reccommnenda-
SEC 1-H-onorary members may be
1 toposed and elected and such mem-
bers shall be entitled to all the priv-
iledges and courtesies of a veteran
except that of voting. :
SEC 2 The Bivouac may confer all
the privilcdges at discrcssion.
A R'fTIEC ,EL
SEC 1-An Executive Committee
of three shall be appointed by the
Commander, who shall serve during
the year in which they are appointed
T!h:'i succenors to be appointed at
the first regular assembly following
the Annnal Election.
SEC 2-The duties of said Com't
shall be that of an advisiscry board
before which the Bivouac, by vote,
may lay any subject not otherwise
disposed of and their report shall be
heard and acted apon at the next
A IIT ICIE II.
SEC 1 Any officer of this Bivouac
who hall absent himself three con-
secutive regular assemblies shall con-
sider his Office vacant and offer his
resignation or excuse for such ab-
sence in n writing.
SEC 2 The Bivounc shall consider
and acton such resign, tion or( xus
and if the office is d(c'ared vacant,
fill the vacancy by ballot Sickness
or absence, reason, by accounted
for will be recognized by the Btv-
Any comrade who shall be guilty
of conduct unbecoming a soldier or
a gentlemen or who shall disobey
the orders of the Commander shall
be fined 50(; for each offence, be rep-
rimandel, Isuspended,ordered to leave
the Assembly or expelled as the
Bivolace maay direct.
At 2'TI( LE IV.
SEC. 1. Any Comrade who shall be
'".i..i. .1, ,-r- .in areas shall be kotifi-
ed of .he same by the Adj't.,apd if
not paid on or before the next regu-
lar assembly the comrad notified may
be suspended by vote oftthe Bivouac,
a-majovi*y of'omrads presenttto rule.
S-E 2. Upon-pi ayi-int ih i ill falll
arreass the eom-rat.e so suspended
Sv:e 3. Ifn Itpaidunp for four con-
secutive quarters, the-comr-ade may
be declared dropped from the rolls
in the same manner as prescribed
SEC. 4. Any comrade so dropped
may make application and be ballot-
ed for the same as any new member
provided he shall pay all dues which
may have accrued to date of appli-
This Bivouac shall be governed (
all questions of debate by Cushing's
The foregoing constitution and
laws may be amended by a two thirds
vote of those present at a regular
assembly Provided the proposed
amendment has been submitted in
writing and read at the regular as-
sembly next proceeding.
Hat.-Soft, gray |felt, similar in
shape to the "Burnside," with gilt
hat cord, front ornament a wreath en-
circling the letters U. V. B. G. em-
broidered on cloth, the color to denote
former service; viz: For Infantry,
light blue- for Cavalry, yellow, and
for Artilery, scarlet.
Coat.--Dark blue close fitting sack,
standing collar of gray cloth one inch
wide, single breasted with five Flor-
ida State buttons (staff pattern) in
front and two small buttons of same
pattern on each cuff along underseam,
said coat to be lined, at least in front,
and have one inside and one outside
breast pocket and two outside pock-
ets in skirt, the outside pockets to be
cut through (not stitched on) and
faced with gray cloth, one veteran or
service str ilpltref- l i 'uI -. of an inch
wide on each sleeve,; aid stripe to be
place: .]i.i n Il, on :1r .al~i',:- elow
tlie elbow, tlie f6rwitrd ianl.1 10oe' ll'j
iiencttihg to bhe :lii or three i-iches
orf th,- en.l o6f t-he i'leeve at the u'p'ei
selni tfhence xtendirig diagtitdlly
upward and' Iia,-k.:ilI -.niiiH;g ;t the
low'ier -sirni bow! the elbow, Uie col-
lor ot said stripes to de ote former
service viz, .r Cofifitderate -g-ray, for
-'edernillig-ht blue, the'skirt to extend
to the tips:of the :ii >ei- as the arm
hangs naturally at the side.
Vess.-aBuff cloth to button to the
throat with the samine style ol'bunttons
as on cult of the coat.
Pants.--Gray cloth with dark blue
stripeQ one a:nd one half inlces wi le
;ilir.i' ith: :iter seam, welted at the
The I: rjnl of Officers of the Bivouac
.t., iidi.l;ated by shoulder straps
tli-; -airi .i used in the Federal ar..
ir Iil :I.o with the designation on
itl. .-:ii; the same as used in the
j I';:Idi-It army. Nothing to indi-
:e i- ,t,: L .-r rank in either army.
HEADQUARTERS. U. V. B. G.
LYNroN Y, JENNIC.S, Commander,
JoHN P. COBB, lst Lie.ut
.1. S. B1UNNER, 2nd "
AA AR ANMNorrN, Surgeon,
FRED L. ROBERTSON. Ajutant.
J A. ARMI -TEAD, Oflicer of the Day,
H. VANPETTEN, Chaplain,
J. W. CORnAN, Quartermaster,
A. H.R.%VISIES. Commissary,
I[. R. Bi'RNs, Lieu't, Guard,
H 3, McC'ov, C(olor Bearer,
W. C. ZIIMrERMAN, Historian.
EXECUTIVE E COMM ITTEE,
S. 'TBISGER, Chairmann,
FRANK E. SAXON,
CHK C. PEc K