A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912 Page: 127
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"Captain Scurry's appreciation of the programme
and its requirements was superior to that
of the other commanders
"The ground was laid out with the view to testing
the length and cadence of the step in quick and
double time. A company marching as contemplated
in the method applied would take the following
number of steps in quick and double time,
and in the time specified. In quick time, 284 steps
in 2 minutes and 85 seconds; in double time, 284
steps in one minute and 26 seconds. The Houston
Light Guard made the following record: In quick
time, 288 steps in 2 minutes and 85 seconds; in
double time, 1 minute and 27. Aside from all practice
in this particular, the result was almost phenomenal.
Captain Scurry was the only one who
marched upon the flag with guide to the left as directed
by the judges."
The Houston Light Guard generously offered to
turn over the $5,000 first prize to the visiting companies
to help pay their expenses, but the offer was
refused with thanks, of course.
During 1885 the Houston Light Guard, under
the able leadership of Captain Scurry, won three
first prizes in interstate contest These footed up
$12,000. The first was at Mobile, Alabama, in May
end the second a few days later in New Orleans
The third was in Philadelphia in July at the great
drill that was held in Fairmount Park. In this drill
and encampment nearly every section of the country
was represented, there being seventy-five com-
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Young, Samuel Oliver. A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912, book, 1912; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24649/m1/142/: accessed June 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .