From The Indianapolis News, Monday, September 20, 1920: For the fourth time Indianapolis is the host city to the annual national encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic. The fifty-fourth national encampment opened today with over 60,000 visitors expected to attend the week-long event. By the end of the first day, 10,500 veterans had registered and more than eighty brigade and regimental reunions, along with other meetings of Civil War organizations, are scheduled at various locations throughout the downtown area in the coming days of the encampment. The Seventieth Indiana Volunteers will meet tomorrow at the Irvington home of W. H. H. Shank, 6002 E. Washington St. The 1,277 official delegates will meet this evening for a reception at Tomlinson Hall to hear welcoming addresses from Gov. James Goodrich and Mayor Charles Jewett. A parade will be held Wednesday.
“G.A.R Reunion Gets Underway,” The Indianapolis News, 20 September 1920, p. 1:1