Brandywine Springs July 21 1889 Encampment
Special Telegram to The Times. , " Wilmington, July 20. The event of the week here is the encampment of the Delaware militia at Camp Phil Sheridan, Brandywine Springs. The en campment began on Wednesday last and is situated in a very beautiful spot on the Bal timore and Ohio Railroad near Faulkland Station, about seven miles from this city. The army of this Commonwealth consists of one regiment, composed of infantry, cavalry and artillery. There are ten companies of Infantry, one of cavalry and one Gatling gun company. The number of men in camp, including officers, does not exceed six hun dred - The annnai encampment of this small army is a much greater event than the number of men would indicate. The whole assemblage would make a very small camp meeting and would scarcely make a good - sized cross roads political meeting. The companies, however, represent all sections of the State and attract visitors from every town in tne tnree counties.