On Saturday, May 8th, 1869, soldiers living in the Brockport area gather at the Village Hall and Stephen is elected 1st Lieutenant under Commander S.P.Frost.
They vote to wear their Corps’ badges on their left breast to future meetings. Stephen’s badges could include one or more of the following (source Wikipedia):
(author's note: further research may determine which one he used, or if had more than one)
A committee of three, including Stephen, is formed to publicize future meetings in the newspaper and that expense is to be reimbursed by the group. The vote is taken to meet again next Tuesday.