enter name and hit return
14 February 1849
MILITARY FUNERAL - Mr. John H. BROWN, of this city, who died suddenly on
Saturday last, was borne to Greenwood yesterday afternoon, with military
honors. The procession, which was large, was formed by the Union Blues,
the order of United Americans, and others, accompanied by a band of music.
20 November 1861
Presentation Of A Sword
The members of Co.E, 14th Regiment, at a meeting held on the camp ground at
Upton's Hill, November 14th, presented a magnificent sword, and fine silk
sash,with a golden belt, to the commanding officer of the company, Lieutenant
George S. ELCOCK, as a testimonial of their esteem.
15 January 1863
-SPECIAL NOTICES-14TH REGIMENT N.Y.S.M.-NOTICE
The recruiting rendezvous of this Regiment is closed from this date.
All absentees from this Regiment will report to the ARMORY by SATURDAY, the
17th inst. Transportation will be furnished to the Regiment. Any letters
that friends of the members may wish to send will be delivered if left at the
Armory before 10 o'clock on Saturday. ROBERT B.JORDAN. Capt. C
4th Regiment, N.Y.S.M.
1 September 1863
14th Regiment NYSM- The ex members and discharged
also those on furlough of this regiment are requested
to meet at the City Armory this evening at 8 o'clock to make
arrangements to attend the funeral of Sargeant N.E. CARLETON, Co.E
in Brooklyn Tues Sept 1st by the Rev Mr. Abbot,
Evert MYERS of the 14th Regiment N.Y.S.M. to Louisa S.-MITCHEL
daughter of the late George Mitchell. No Cards.
(Myers was a member of Co.C)
2 September 1863
Wednesday-CARLTON at Gettysburg, July 28 from wounds
received at the Battle of Gettysburg Sergt. N.E. CARLTON, Co.E
14th NYSM, aged 23 years 8 mos 7 days. The relatives and friends
of the family, also the members and ex-members of the Regiment
are invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Thursday) Sept. 3rd
at 2 PM from Hanson Place M.E. Church
17 September 1863
JORDAN-In this city, a 1 1/2 o'clock this morning, of consumption, Frederick,
son of James and Mary Ann JORDAN, aged 31 years.
JORDAN- Frederick, a member of Co.F., Fourteenth Regiment,N.Y.S.M.,
died this morning at his residence No. 484 Atlantic st. Mr. Jordan entered
the ranks ofthe 'Fouteenth' at a time when it's members had been greatly
depleted by succession of battles and skirmishes following the repulse of the
Army of the Potomac under Pope a year ago. In August a force of recruits were
sent to the regiment and among them was the deceased. The campaign in
Maryland ensued and at the battles of South Mountain Antietsm, and Crampton's
Gap the Fouteenth added to the lustre of it's all ready established fame. It
was during this severe campaign, that Mr. Jordan, with others of like
having a just changed the comforts of home for privations of the life of a
soldier in the field, contracted consumption, which after a year of gradual
but certain progress, has numbered him with the fallen heros of the
Fourteenth Brooklyn Regiment.
The deceased is a brother to Lieut.-Col. JORDAN of this regiment, who has been
connected with it since it entered the service in May, 1861.
His age was thirty-one. The time of the funeral will be published tomorrow.
25 September 1863
New York City News- General SICKLES on Broadway.
The usual routine of busy life on Broadway was to-day momentarily
changed by an interesting incident which occurred near Fulton street
this afternoon. A carriage drew up at MILHANS’ apothecary establishment,
and an officer with double-starred shoulder-straps, supported by crutches,
alighted and entered the store. Several citizens slackened their pace,
and inquired of each other who the officer was. Like magic his name
was circulated among the bystanders, and very soon a hundred persons
had stopped to get a glimpse at the hero. Ere long the atter [sic.]
reappeared, and it was with difficulty that he reached his carriage
owing to the crowd, which no sooner caught a glimpse of him than a
united cheer 'which he acknowledged with a smile' arose above the
din of the busy thoroughfare, and did not cease until he was
far out of sight.
New York- SEERENADE TO ADMIRAL FARRAGUT.
As a proper accompaniment to the reception of Admiral Farragut
yesterday afternoon, a serenade was given him in the evening at
the Astor House. The band of the receiving ship North Carolina
furnished the principal music, but the Glee Club of the North
Carolina assisted in the demonstration. A numerous assemblage
participated by their presence in the ovation, which began at
9 ½ o’clock and concluded at 11. It is understood that a material
recognition of the distinguished services of Admiral Farragut, in the
form of a testimonial, is in preparation.
28 September 1863
Monday Evening -
STEARS--In Brooklyn, on Sunday, September 27, Emma
J. Stears wife of Wm. L.B. Stears, aged 31 years, 4 mos and 13 days.
The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to
attend the funeral on Monday afternoon 2 pm from
St..John's Church corner Johnson and Washington Sts, Brooklyn.
6 October 1863
SIGISON - At Gettysburg, Pa., on Thursday, July 21, 1863, of wounds received
in battle July 2, John SIGISON, of Co. E, 40th Regt. N.Y.S.V., aged 30
years, son of Eliza and the late Thos. Sigison. His remains were interred in Greenwood.
9 December 1863
DEATHS IN THE 173rd REGIMENT.
The following is a list of the deaths in the 173rd Regiment N.Y.S.V.
(Fourth Metropolitan) since October 16. The list is furnished by
Adjt. Wm. H. FOLK, of the 173rd:
Michael MCKENNA, died Oct. 19, at New Orleans.
Henry LOTT, Company D, November 1, at Annapolis, Md. This man was taken
prisoner on the march from Port Hudson to Baton Rouge Aug. 23.
Michael KESSLER, Company C, October 25, New Orleans.
John LEIBERLICH, Company G, November 1, New Orleans.
James CRONAN, Company H, November 3, New Orleans.
Caspar SHINBINE, Company K, October 27, New Orleans.
HOFFMAN. - In this city, on Tuesday December 8, John HOFFMAN, Sergeant,
One Hundred and Thirty-second Regiment, N.Y.S. Volunteers.
McDONOUGH. - Killed at the battle of Locust GrOve, Capt. Henry J. MCDONOUGH,
Company D, Seventy-second Regiment, Excelsior Brigade,
N.Y.S. Volunteers, aged 31 years.
14 April 1865
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Exemptions from the Draft - Third District
C A Miller,
B T Brower,
J Vreeland ,
A S Whitlock,
E B Calhoun,
B C Klaus,
C L Barton,
8 December 1870
Colonel AUSTEN has issued the following order:
Headquarters Forty-seventh Regt.
Brooklyn, E.D., DEC. 1
General Orders, No. 8.
1 This Regiment will assemble at the Armory for drill and instruction
In Fatigue Uniform on Wednesday, Dec.21,1870 at 7 1/4, P.M.
In Dress Uniform on Wednesday, Dec. 28,1870 at 7 1/4, P.M.
Roll call of companies at 7 1/4, P.M.
2 The Field and Staff will report to the Commandant and the Noncommsioned
Staff,and the Drum Corps will report to thre Adjutant at the same time and
place. The Band will report to the Adjutaant on the 28th.inst.at 7 1/2 P.M.
3 Members unable to procure their Dress Uniforms through lack of time, or
other causes, will report on the 28th.inst., in Fatigue Uniform (White Gloves)
4 The Drill of the 28th.inst.is intended to show the increase or decrease in
each Company since last Regimental Inspection,and the necessity of new members
equipping themselves at an early date is urged.
5 The following Drills are hereby countermanded: Right Wing,Monday, Dec.12,
6 The following changes are hereby announced
Capt. Wm, D.CORNELL, E Company
Lieut.A.T. CORNWELL, F Company
Lieut.D.P. WATKINS, I Company
Quater-Master-Sgt. Wm.T. GILES
David BROWER to be First Lieut. E.Co. vice Bonney resigned.
Sergeant J.D. BROWNELL to be second Lieut. E.Co. vice Brower promoted.
First Lieut. Willard T. ALLEN to be Captain A. Co. vice BLOOM resigned.
Second Lieut. Wm. C. WETHERBEE to be First Lieut. A.CO. vice ALLEN promoted.
Sergeant John C. ROGERS to be Second Lieut. A.Co. vice WETHERBEE promoted.
Sergeant C.M. SIMONSON to be Second Lieut. B.Co. vice VOLCK resigned.
Edwin L. BONNY to be Captain E Co. vice CORNELL resigned.
R. Loyd ROBERTS to be First Liuet.I Co. vice Watkins resigned.
Sergeant Thomas I BUD.I Co., to be Quarter-Master-Sergeant vice GILES resigned
Henry SHAW, E, Company
By order of COL.David E AUSTEN
Guy F GOSMAN,-Adjutant
14 January 1871
THE WAR VETERANS
The War Veterans' Association of the Fourteenth Regiment of Brooklyn met
last evening at the Brooklyn Armory. The annual election of officers
took place, with the following result: President, General E. B. FOWLER;
First Vice President, General James JOURDAN; Second Vice President,
Captain George E. ELCOCK; Third Vice President, Isaac SNYDER; Recording
Secretary, Henry BROWN, Jr.; Corresponding Secretary, John JENKINS;
Financial Secretary, Thomas DAVY; Treasurer, Captain A.G. A. HARNICKLE.
A council of administration of ten members was elected, and all reports
of officers received. There was a good attendance, and everything
passed off with enthusiasm. Many pleasant little speeches were made and
a resolution offered by Captain HARNICKLE, on the question of land
grants to soldiers by Congress in which was embodied a scheme for
Congress. It was referred to the council of administration, with power.
22 July 1876
FUNERAL OF A COMRADE
The funeral serviced over the remains of Henry SOBLKE, a member of
Captain ALSGOOD's Company, Fifteenth Battalion, were held yesterday
afternoon, at the German Lutheran Zion Church, on Henry street. The
company met at its armory, and with the regimental band and drub corps,
marched to the late residence of deceased, where they received the body
with funeral honors. With arms reversed and the band playing the Dead
March, they preceded the body to the church, where the Rev. F.W.T.
STEUNLE(?) delivered an oration in German. The late comrades of
deceased passed around the coffin and then accompanied the remains to
Greenwood. Captain Peter ALSGOOD, Lieut. KUGELER, Lieut. BEHUKON and
Major REPPENHAGEN attended.
1 August 1876
Captain T. Jeff. STEVENS, Company C, Twenty-third Regiment, has resigned, his
term of service having expired.
Major Henry ARTHUR, Second Division Staff, has met with a severe affliction
in the death of his mother.
Henry HESSE, Jr., Second Lieutenant, Company B, of the Twenty-eighth, has
been appointed Assistant Surgeon.
At the request of Colonel ROEHR, Thirty-second Regiment, Assistant Surgeon
Adolph ORTH is ordered before the State Examining Board.
A court-martial in the Forty-seventh Regiment, with Major George C. BRADLEY
as President, will convene this evening.
Capt. George GIEHL and Capt. Wm. HEERDT are going to show what they can do as
pedestrians, by walking from the Eastern District to Philadelphia.
The drum corps of the Thirty-second Regiment will have a picnic on Sunday,
August 20, at Capt. John KREUSCHER's, Atlantic Park, Rockaway Beach. The
Committee of Arrangements consists of Drum Major MEHLING, Fife Major Simon
NAGER, and Messrs. SCHADT, METZGER, and J. KREUSCHER, Jr.
John STERLING, a member of the Veteran Association of Company A, Twenty-third
Regiment, died suddenly on Sunday last at his late residence, 235 Wyckoff
street, in this city, aged thirty-two years. The funeral will take place on
Wednesday, at 3 P.M., and will be attended by members of Company A. Deceased
was a member of the late Star Bate Ball Club.
1 September 1876
Lieut.-Col. W.R. BUNKER Assistant Adjutant-General Eleventh Brigade,
is seriously ill with typhoid fever.
Lieut.-Col. Samuel RICHARDS, Assistant Adjutant-General Fifth Brigade,
was not able to attend at Headquarters last evening through indisposition.
26 September 1876
The following changes are announced in the Twenty-eighth Regiment:
Henry HESSE, Jr., to be Captain and Assistant Surgeon;
First Lieutenant Adolpt WILSON, G Company, honorably discharged for
expiration of term of service;
First Lieutenant Frederick (F or E)IESLER, C Company,
commission vacated for deficiency in tactical knowledge.
The companies of the Thirty-second will hereafter take position in line as follows:
G, D, F, C, E, H, A, AND B. The following changes in this command are announced:
Promoted - Captain Louis BOSSERT, Major, vice PETTY, transferred;
Corporal Diedrich CORDES, Second Lieutenant, vice WAHL, discharged
Corporal Gustav GILLET, Sergeant Company G, vice KRAMER, discharged;
Private Ernst WUNDER, Corporal Company G, vice SCHLATTER, reduced to ranks.
Discharged honorably for expiration of term of enlistment -
Private Michael BUCHMANN, Company C;
Private Wm. RAUTH, Company D.
Reduced to the ranks on recommendation of his company commandant -
Peter PLUTZ, Company E. Expelled by vote of their company (B) -
Privates Frank SCHNEIDER and Jacob AUER.
Private Nelson H. SQUIRES, Company B, Forty-seventh Regiment, has been expelled.
The resignation of Captain Christopher LUTZ and Second Lieutenant Henry MULLOR,
Thirty-second Regiment, have been received at the Eleventh Brigade Headquarters.
Non-commissioned officers have been elected in the Separate Company,
Second Division, as follows:
At a regular meeting of B Company, Thirteenth Regiment,
Wm. A. BROWN was unanimously elected First Sergeant of the company.
Privates John R. GRANT and Royal C. PEABODY were elected to fill
vacancies in the Court Martial Committee.
Major Alexander CAMERON, Judge-Advocate Eleventh Brigade,
is to be married on Thursday next
Captain Wm. W. ROSSITER, Aid-de-camp Eleventh Brigade ,
is going to Europe for two or three months.
11 October 1876
The following changes are hereby announced for the information of this
1st Lieut. Phillip H. LENHARDT, "K" Co. Resignation accepted August 4, 1870.
2d Lieut Smith H. WING, of "G" Co., to be Captain of "C" Co., vice PPOWELL, resigned.
Franklin COLT, to be 2d Lieut. of "I" Co., vice DARBY, resigned.
William A. KEEGAN and Richard N. BELL, "I" Co., and Frank D. TAYLOR, "G" Co.
John COGSWELL, "A" Co.;
John H. NELSON, "A" Co.;
Henry RADFORD, "B" Co.;
John KANE, of "E" Co.
Luke FLOOD, of "E" Co.
William HEMINGTON, of "E" Co., for gross neglect of duty, and
non-payment of dues and fines.
The above expulsions are hereby approved.
Edward SMITH and James WIGGINS, "K" Co.
Cornelius S. MOUNT, "F" Co., May 19, 1870
By order of Col. Fred A. MASON,
1st Lieut. and Adjt.
12 October 1876
GUTHRIE -At Houston, Texas, on the 9th inst. JOHN GUTHRIE, of no.
16 Carlton Ave. Brooklyn. The deceased was a member of the
Sixty-second Regiment, NY Volunteers, (Anderson's Zouaves) during the last war.
Notice of funeral hereafter.
2 July 1877
Fred A. OSSER (?) of the Twenty-eighth Regiment lost his passage to Germany
on Saturday by attempting to take his uniform with him. He was arrested by
the Marshal of the regiment and gave up the uniform.
James O’DONNELL, of 9 Agate street was sent to the Penitentiary for six
months by Justice GUCK for stealing his brother’s watch.
Frank SEBACH was held for the Grand Jury this morning by Justice GUCK for
indecently insulting his sinter-in-law.
24 July 1877
THIRD DESPATCH CORNING -- 12:40 P.M.
The first detachment of the Twenty-third Regiment under Colonel WARD
has just arrived from Hornellsville in answer to a call from this place.
The crowd is scattering, evidently fearing a collision with troops.
The boys of the regiment are in good spirits and are remarkably cool.
They mean business, and they may be relied on to do their duty. Q.
SECOND DIVISION THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF ORDERS IT UNDER ARMS.
Assembling of the Regiments Last Night at the Armories -- Quick Response to
Orders -- The Thirty-second Regiment Occupy the Clermont Avenue Armory --
Departure of the Second Detachment of the Twenty-third.
In pursuance with orders issued by Major Alfred C. BARNES, and
published in this paper yesterday, over 100 of the members of the
Twenty-third Regiment who were out of town on Sunday and failed to receive a
notification of the orders to march that evening, assembled at the Clermont
avenue armory yesterday afternoon. Major BARNES was at the armory the
greater part of yesterday telegraphing and sending out for absent men. This
duty was made more pressing in consequence of a despatch received by him from
Colonel WARD as follows:
SUSQUEHANNA, Pa., July 23.
To Major A. C. BARNES:
Every man and officer will accompany you at the earliest possible moment
to Hornellsville, as the order is from the Governor. No excuse can be
entertained. Distribute ammunition before leaving the armory. Telegraph Erie
Railway Office, Duane street, how many mem you will have to transport. You
must leave Jersey City by 7 P.M., latest. Spare neither expense nor labor in
hunting up every man. On the cars have perfect discipline and order en
route. Be prepared for every and any emergency at all times. Telegraph me
at Hornellsville your total strength. Have Union Ferry Company to transport
you to Pavonia Ferry, Jersey City. Colonel Rodney C. WARD.
Soon after five o'clock P.M. the DRUMS BEAT THE ASSEMBLY
and the men formed in line along the south side of the armory facing the
company rooms. They were formed in two companies of twenty four files front.
Captain Charles E. TRUSLOW, of Company B, being in command of the right
company, and Captain A. H. WILLIAMS, of Company G, the left company. There
were also First Lieutenant George L. VOLCK, of Company B; Lieutenant Charles
E. BRIDGE, Commissary of Subsistence; Sergeant-Major Frank A. CHURCH and
Ordnance Sergeant Charles E. BRYANT. It was learned during the day that
Hospital Steward Horace TRAVER was down with scarlet fever and consequently
could not report for duty. Assistant Surgeon Edwin A. LEWIS was at Lake
Mohunk but forwarded a message that he would leave at once, and go right on
to Hornellsville. The sergeants who went on last evening were: Sergeant R.
W. GUNZENHAUSER of Company G, and Sergeant E. C. HAWLEY of Company B, and
there were three drummers and one fifer, making altogether, with Major BARNES
and two men detailed to take charge of the baggage wagon, 111. These, added
to the 352 that went away on Sunday evening, make a total of 463 of all ranks
The receipt of the following message from General WOODWARD announcing
the ARRIVAL OF THE REGIMENT AT HORNELLSVILLE was hailed with satisfaction
by the officers and men who were just about to commence the same journey:
HORNELLSVILLE, Monday -- 3:15 P.M.
The Twenty-third has reached here. No touble of any account at present. J. B. WOODWARD
Before the men left the Armory last evening there was an examination
of arms and each man was served with twenty rounds of ball cartridge.
There were not many persons inside the armory, in fact a guard was
placed at the gate to keep out all except such as might have relatives in the
regiment and wanted to say goodbye to them. Ex-Lieut.-Col. FARNHAM and a
few officers belonging to other regiments in the city, however, were present.
At 5:25 the two companies left the armory with Major BARNES in
command, and took the same route to Wall Street Ferry as the regiment did on
Sunday night. There was very little enthusiasm, except here and there where
ladies appeared at windows and waved their handkerchiefs or brought out
flags. In Schermerhorn and Montague streets, there were several admiring
groups, and one white-haired old gentleman, evidently the father of one of
the members, came out and shook hands with his "boy," saying:
"GIVE A GOOD REPORT OF YOURSELF."
A squad of police from the First Precinct under Sergeant EASON,
escorted the troops to Wall Street Ferry, where the Union Ferry Company's
boat, the Monticello, was in readiness to convey the men to Pavonia Ferry,
Just before the boat entered the slip Major BARNES called the men
together and addressed them briefly, saying: "We have a long journey before
us and probably some work at the end of it. I want you to reserve
yourselves; rest while you can; we must have no noise, no singing, but all
quiet and orderly. Remember that the eye of the country is upon us in this
emergency; our regiment is now parading from the Atlantic to the Pacific --
in the newspapers. All our movements and actions are closely watched. If we
do well and conduct ourselves as soldiers should the press WILL NOT BE SLOW
to give us credit; if we fail to show ourselves soldiers they will be the
first to make it known. Let us so conduct ourselves that when we shall
return the people of our own city and those of the country at large shall say
of us: Well done, thou good and faithful servants. We shall now march off
this boat without beat of drum, and take our seats in the cars without noise
Col. Robert WOODWARD, brother of the General, met Major BARNES at the
ferry and went on with the detachment.
At the Erie dock not half a dozen people were assembled, and the march
to the cars, made quickly and without music, attracted very little, if any,
attention. They went off on regular train No. 3 of the Erie road, at 7:30 o'clock.
The Commander-in-Chief's Orders.
It became known in the city last evening that Governor ROBINSON,
Commander in Chief of the National Guard of New York State, had determined to
get all the troops under arms, and with this in view, had sent a message to
Adjutant General TOWNSEND, as follows:
I am on my way to Albany. You will direct the major-general of each
division in the State to hold his command in readiness for service at a
moment's notice subject to my orders. L. ROBINSON, Governor.
Before General DAKIN ws notified of this order by the Governor, he
(DAKIN) had issued an order to the Second Division ON HIS OWN RESPONSIBILITY,
for the purpose of protecting the armories and being ready for any emergency
HEADQUARTERS, 2D DIVISION, N.G.S.N.Y.,
BROOKLYN, July 23, 1877.
General Order No. 4:
I. The organizations composing this Division, with the exception of
the Fourteeenth Regiment, Separate Troop Cavalry, Eleventh Brigade; Separate
Company Infantry, Second Division, will assemble forthwith at their
respective headquarters, armed, uniformed and equipped for active service.
The Thirty-second Regiment will proceed to the armory of the
Twenty-third Regiment, and will protect the building and property therein
until properly relieved.
The Fourteenth Regiment, Colonel James McLEER commanding, will be held in
reserve for any emergency.
II. Brigadier-General James JOURDAN, commanding Fifth Brigade, and
Brigadier-General Ira L. BEEBE commanding Eleventh Brigade, are charged with
the duty of seeing that this order is promptly complied with.
III. The organizations not excepted will remain on duty until relieved by
orders from these headquarters.
IV. Separate Troop Cavalry, Fifth Brigade, will assemble, dismounted, armed
Thomas S. DAKIN, Major-General
Shortly after the above was written, at about 8 P.M. the General
received the following despatch:
Albany, N.Y. July 23.
To Major-General Thos. S. Dakin, Commanding Second Division, 49 Court Street,
The Commander-in-Chief directs that you have your entire command ready
for service and hold them subject to his orders.
Franklin TOWNSEND, Adjutant-General.
NECESSITATED A CHANGE
in Gen. DAKIN's original order, and a fresh one was issued as under:
HEADQUARTERS, SECOND DIVISION, N.G.S.N.Y.
BROOKLYN, July 23.
General Order No. 5:
In compliance with telegraphic instructions from the Commander-in-Chief,
general order No. 4 from these headquarters is hereby amended so as to
require the assembling of all the organizations of this division at their
respective armories. The Fourteenth Regiment will assemble at the armory of
the Thirteenth Regiment.
By order of : Major-General Thos. S. DAKIN.
Brigadier General James JOURDAN, commanding the Fifth Brigade, and
Brigadier-General Ira L. BEEBE, commanding the Eleventh Brigade, at once
issued orders in accordance with General Order No. 5.
The full strength of the Second Division in October last at the annual
inspection was 3,413, but there were only 2,486 at inspection, and the
probability is the Division will not turn out many more than that number to-day.
THE FIGURES AT INSPECTION
Major General commanding staff ...13
Battery B, Second Division, mounted ... 72
Total ... 85
Brigadier General James JOURNDAN commanding and staff ... 9
Thirteenth Regiment Infantry ... 312
Fourteenth ... 308
Twenty-eighth ... 341
Fifteenth Battalion Infantry...188
Separate Troop Cavalry ... 80
Total ... 1,238
Brigadier General Ira L. BEEBE commanding and staff ... 5
Twenty-third Regiment Infantry ... 473
Thirty-second ... 297
Forty-seventh ... 307
Gatling Battery, mounted ... 83
Separate Troop Cavalry ... 46
Total ... 1,163
Aggregate ... 2,486
The men are all armed with breech-loaders, and the cavalry have rifled carbines.
Assembling the Regiments
At all the armories the excitement was intense. At the Thirteenth Regiment
Armory, on Flatbush avenue, a large crowd assembled. No disturbance of any
kind occurred. By ten o'clock about 200 members of the Thirteenth had
reported, and others were coming in every minute. Lieut.-Colonel H. H.
BEADLE, commanding, said he quite expected to have 300 men there by twelve
P.M. Three thousand rounds of ammunition were received during the evening.
The gallant Fourteenth, under the command of its one-armed veteran,
Col. James McLEER, assisted by his one-armed Lieutenant-Colonel, showed up in
The Fifteenth Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel John B. MEYENBORG
commanding, Gatling Battery, and Captain SANDHUSEN's Separate Troop (Ringold
Horse Guard) assembled according to instructions.
In the Eastern District.
Last evening the greatest excitement was caused when the news was
known that the three Eastern District regiments had been ordered out, but
although there was considerable feeling expressed for the strikers, there was
no violence talked of or offered by the large crowds gathered at popular
points in the streets.
The Forty-seventh Regiment, within two hours after receiving its
orders to assemble, had present at its Armory the larger portion of the
command, the following officers being present:
Field -- Colonel David E. AUSTEN, Lieutenant Colonel William H. BROWNELL and
Major Geo. C. BRADLEY.
Staff -- Adjutant Silas B. TREAT, Surgeon Bradbury B. RICHARDSON, Assistant
Surgeon George W. RICHARDSON, Chaplain Newland MAYNARD, Quartermaster
Harrison B. MOORE and Commissary William H. WATERMAN.
I.R.P. -- Alvah G. BROWN.
Company A -- Captain Welland T. ALLEN and First Lieutenant Arthur GUTHREE.
Company B -- Captain Alfred A. DOUGHTY, First Lieutenant Henry J. RICHARDSON,
and Second Lieutenant Frank L. WENFEL.
Company C -- Captain George H. STREAT, First Lieutenant George A. PHELAN, and
Second Lieutenant George L. DAVENPORT.
Company D -- Captain George CONOVER, First Lieutenant Charles O. OLCOTT, and
Second Lieutenant Howard A. SKERRY.
Company E -- Captain John C.E. HENRICHS.
Company F -- Captain Truman V. FULLET, First Lieutenant Richard P. MORLE,
Second Lieutenant R. George WILLIAM.
Company G -- First Lieutenant Wm. R. PETTEGREW, Second Lieutenant Samuel E.
Company I -- Second Lieutenant Wm. H. GODFREY.
Company K -- Captain Edward L. GAYLOR, First Lieutenant Frank HARRISON,
Second Lieutenant Edwin R. TRUSSELL.
In front of the Forty seventh Regiment Armory, corner of Fourth and
North First streets, the crowd offered no violence, but frequently jeered at
the officers and men as they passed in and out. Police Captain WOGLOM and
his men were ready for any emergency, but were not called upon. A double
guard of sentries with fixed bayonets was placed at the armory door, and no
one was allowed to pass in but those known to the officer on duty.
The Twenty eighth Regiment assembled in good form by 11 o'clock last
night and occupied the armory corner of Bushwick avenue and Stagg street
until morning, the following officers and two-thirds of the command answering
roll call before midnight:
Colonel F. W. OBENTER (or OBENIER), Lieutenant Colonel George GIEHL,
Major Peter(?) REFIZNER, Adjutant Adolph SCHMIDT, Quartermaster G.G. SICKLES,
Commissary Franz K?CK, Surgeon Eugene GROUX, Assistant Surgeon Henry HESSE,
I.R.P. Captain ? OSTERMAN.
Company A -- First Lieutenant Chrles DRESS
Company B -- Captain George FREESE, First Lieutenant George ZITTEL.
Company D -- Captain Louis DOHLING, First Lieutenant Charles TREVOORT.
Company E -- Captain Chas. HARTMANN, First Lieutenant George BEYER, Second
Lieutenant George BAUMGARTNER.
Company G -- Captain J.D. MARTENS, First Lieutenant Oscar SCHWETZEL.
Company H -- Captain Wm. HEERDT, First Lieutenant Wm. STACKMAN, Second
Lieutenant Wm. GEITHINGER.
Co. I -- First Lieutenat Adolph ??TTING.
The anxiety of the German-American residents of the Sixteenth Ward
centered on the Thirty-second Regiment, which was ordered to go to the Armory
of the Twenty third. It was feared that on their march there, the command
might be attacked, but an unruly demonstration occurred when the regiment, in
two detachments, a short distance apart, passed over the line of Flushing
avenue, where it was expected trouble would occur, if anywhere. Just before
eleven o'clock, the Adjutant's roster showed the following officers present
Thirty-second Regiment -- Col., John RU?ER; Lieut.-Col., Louis BOSSERT;
Major, Louis FINELMEYER; Adjutant, F.J. KARCHER; Quartermaster, Henry NAHE,
Jr.; Commissary, John NEGE; Surgeon, Adolph ORTH; Assistant Surgeon , --
HEIDRICH; I.R.P. Charles VORGANG.
Company A -- Captain, E.M. WUNDER; Second Lieut., Charles STACKEBROTH, Jr.
Company B -- Captain, John KISSEL; First Lieut. Herman HOLZAPFEL; Second
Lieut., Jacob SIEBERT.
Company C -- Captain, Louis GOLDMAN; Second Leiutenant, H. DOERINGER.
Company D -- Captain, H. SCHMITT; First Lieutenant, Chas. DIEDRICH.
Company E -- Captain, Peter SCHLITZ; First Lieutenant, Jacob BASSERT.
Company F -- Captain, Charles WAAGE; First Lieutenant S.R. BLUMCKE; Second
Lieutenant, T.W. PAOISETTE.
Company G -- Captain, Chris. LUTZ; First Lieutenant, John BETHENIZER.
Company H -- Captain,John DILLMEIER; First Lieutenant, Valentine EBEL.
Company I -- Captain, Henry SCHUCKHARDT; First Lieutenant, William KROTZ;
Second Lieutenant, Chas. JUNGHAHN.
The crowd in front of the armory jointly occupied by the Twenty-eighth
and Thirty-second Regiments, corner of Stagg street and Bushwick avenue, was
noisy, but nothing but pleasant repartee was indulged in by the wits of the
crowd at the expense of the soldiery. In fact, when the Thirty-second
Regiment marched through "Dutchtown," as it is termed, it was occasionally
cheered in a feeble manner.
At midnight a new exceitment was caused by the return of Major John
TIMINES from headquarters and the assembling of the men of Battery B and the
Separate Troop of Cavalry commanded by Captain Peter BERTSCH.
The men of these commands came in slowly, and it was morning before a
majority of these commands were present for duty.
(Note: The numbers listed in the inspection figures were clear enough to
read but the numbers for the Eleventh Brigade do not add up to the total
listed in the article.)
5 October 1877
By the death of Sergeant J.F. HEEGE, of Company I, Thirteenth Regiment, the
command has lost one of its most energetic and capable members.
2 January 1878
Captain Samuel CONDON, of the Forty seventh Regiment, some time since
brought suit agains Private BACKENHOFER/BACKENBOFER, of Company G. to
recover a gold medal, a marksman's badge. The particulars of the case have
been already published. Yesterday Justice ELLIOTT dismissed the case as
BACKENHOFER/BACKENBOFER surrended the medal to Captain CONDON.
29 January 1878
PESENTATION OF MARKSMEN'S BADGES TO CAVALRYMEN
Company G. Jefferson Horse Guards, Captain Peter BERTSCH, had a fine
reception and ball at Turn Hall last evening, the following having chard of
Lieutenant J. BENTSEN
Sergeant J. SEIBERT
Private M. DEMUTH
During the evening an exhibition drill, with sabre exercise, was creditably
performed by the company, and General BEEBE, who was present with his taff,
presented marksmen's badges to the following:
Private Herman OHIROGGE
Lieutenant Anton BELDEN
Lieutenant Joseph BEMSCH
Lieutenant Henry RUTHMAN
Captain Peter BERTSCH
Private Fred HAUK
Private Peter KALB
Private Christian GUNKEL
Corporal Peter N. LANGE
Private Max DEMUTH
Private Geo. VANDERLINN
2 February 1878
During the war of the Revolution, 278,021 men served in the Continental
armies. Of these 57,623 received pensions, the sum paid to them amounting
in the aggregate to $46,082,175.97. There were 165 Revolutionary pensioners
on the rolls of the Pension Office at the close of the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1850; 102 of these died during the two following years. The last
survivor pensioned under the general laws died in 1869, but there were two
others pensioned under special acts of Congress who survived until 1869.
1 March 1878
Captain Charles WAGE,and Lieuttenaunt S.R.BLUEMOKE,of company F, Thirty-second Regiment,
have been presented with swords and belts by the company.
The members of Company E, John B.WOODWOOD Guard, Foureen Regiment,and their
friends spent a few hours very pleasantly,Wednesday evening,at Stella Hall,
Bedford avenue, the occasion being a reunion. Dancing occupied most of the evening.
Capt.E.H.MITCHELL was present and led off the march.
The floor was managed by Corporal H.STEWART,
assisted by Private James RYAN,
M.J.DOWD and W.J.KLYNE,
and the commitee of arrangements were Lieutenant P.J.BANNIGAN,
Chairman Sergeant G.GILLMAN,
Sergeant John STEWART,
11 March 1878
Funeral of a Veteran of 1812
A little band of Veteran"s of the War of 1812, assembled at the residence
of their late comrade,Thomas J.DARLING, No 216 Park avenue, yesterday
morning, to attend his funeral.Mr.DARLING was born in New York in 1801
and was the youngest member of the Veteran Corps, of which Gen.Henry RAYMOMD
is the commander. He enlisted as a drummer boy when he was ten years old,
and at the battle of Lake Champplain, he served in Captain WOODS company
under Gen.COOMBS. He leaves a widow- his second wife-and six children.
He was the father of seventeen children by the two marriages.
The services were conducted by Rev.Mr.SMITH,of Plymouth Bethel.There were
no pall-bearers.The hyms "Rock of Ages" was sung by the conregation, and
afer the thirty-nine Psalm had been read the remains were taken to
Cypress Hill Cemtery for interment.
16 March 1878
James D.PHILLIPS, aged 72; funeral to-day corner Lewis ave and Halsey street.
Charles K.STEPHEN, aged 64; funeral to-day 132 Adeiphi street
Willie L.BRAMAN, aged 8; funeral tomorrow 25 Hewes street.
Margaret O'KEEFE,aged 45; funeral tomorrow 160 Sands street.
NEIDHARDT- On Thursday afternoon March 14,at half past 2o'clock, our
beloved son and brother,John G NEIDHARDT, aged twenty seven.
Relatives and friends and members of company K, Twenty-third Regiment,
N. G. S. N. Y. are invited to attened the funeral from the
German Lutheran(ZION) Church, next Sunday at 2pm.
Co.K,Twenty-third Regt. N.G.S.N.Y.
Brooklyn, March 15,1878
Company orders No.1
It becomes the painful duty of the Commandant to announce the death of
Private John G.Neidhardt. members of this company will attened the
funeral services a the German Lutheran Chirch, Sunday afernoon,the 17h inst.at 2pm.
By order of Captain Willis.L.OGDEN H.A.V. SCHOU, 1st sergt.
1 April 1878
Captain John Pedroncelli, of Company C.,Thirteenth Regiment, has resigned.
Captain J. Fred Ackerman, I. R. P., of the Thirteenth, is slowly recovering
from a severe attack of typhoid fever.
Captain-elect Frank Harrison and Lieutenant-elect George B. Davis, Company E,
of the Thirteenth, have been ordered before the Fifth Brigade Board for
examination to-morrow evening.
The funeral of James T. Lawrence, late a member of Company G, Twenty-third
Regiment, will take place at 2 P.M. tomorrow, from 304 Union Street. Members
of the company have been invited to attend.
24 April 1878
THOSE OF THE TWENTY-THIRD ANNUAL REUNION
A Feast of Reason and a Flow of Soul-The Toasts and Who Responded to
Them-Some Interesting Reminiscences-The Thrilling Story of the Battle of
The members of the Veteran Association, Twenty third Regiment, to the number
of about one hundred and fifty, had their eighth annual reunion and dinner
last evenung at the Pierrepont House, Montague street.
There were present:
Charles H. STODDARD, president;
E.B. WOOD, Secretary;
Francis W. STONE,
Treasurer; George C. ADAMS,
Joseph J. AALHOIM,
Charles W. AMES,
George H.R. BENNET,
Amasa B. BRITTON,
William B. BOORUM,
Frederick A. BLOSSOM,
Josiah B. BLOSSOM,
Willie L BROWNELL,
John M. BURT,
John C. BUDD,
William R. BUNKER,
Henry R. BUTLER,
Charles E. BRIDGE,
Charles W. BARNES,
Charles L. BURCHARD,
Charles H. BALDWIN,
Alfred C. BARNES,
Isaac B. CARY, Jr.,
Charles H. COTTON,
J. H. COWPERTHWAIT,
Arthur H. DART,
Charles L. DWENGER,
E. Nicoles ERICKSON,
Charles F. FERNALD,
Charles L. FINCKE,
John E. FOSTER,
Edwin P. GOODWIN,
Charles M. GAZE,
George O. GREGORY,
Sidney M. GLADWIN,
Howard M. GROSS,
Alonzo B. HASEY,
Wm. F. HAIGH,
Edward C. HAWLEY,
Charles W. HOUSE,
Charles B. HEWITT,
John T. HENDRICKSON,
George P. JACOBS,
Isaac B. JACOBS,
George S. JEWEL,
Conway M. JENKINS,
James H, KIRBY,
Fred M. LAURENCE,
Charles W. LOW,
Fred H. LANE,
Henry H. LELAND,
Wm. I. MARTIN,
George L. MCDONALD,
Rowland S. MALLORY,
Henry S. MANNING,
Wm. H. MARSTON,
Arthur J. METZ,
William M. MOORE,
Henry P. MORGAN,
Henry S. MORRELL,
E. L. MOLINEAUX,
John J. NORRIS,
George P. NICHOLS,
Mortimer C. OGDEN,
Robert C. OGDEN,
Willis L. OGDEN,
Gustav A. PREUSS,
John N. PARTRIDGE,
Robert R. PERKINS,
George H. PETTIT,
Samuel F. PHELPS, Jr.,
Albert T. PLUMMER,
Charles T. RICHARDSON,
John C. ROBERTS,
Fred A. RAND,
Wm. A. REID,
R. T. SHANNON, Jr.,
Charles L. SILVER,
Wm. N. STEBBIAS.
George A. SEWARD,
Ezra R. SAMMIS,
William T. SHARPE,
James H. STEARNS,
T. Jeff STEVENS,
William E. STEVENS,
Edwin S. SWEET,
Edmund A. VAUGHN,
Andrew VAN TUYL,
George L. VOICK,
T. Leeds WATERS,
F. E. WESTLAKE,
John M. WHITTY,
W. S. WEEKS,
Rodney C. WARD,
Wyllys H. WARNER,
William M. WEEKS,
George P. WILLITS,
Alfred M. WILDER, Jr.,
Harris K. SMITH,
William C. SMITH,
Joseph G. STORY,
H. A. V. SCHON,
Isaac D. SPROULL,
Nathaniel O. SUVDAM,
Arthur H. TUPPER,
Charles E. TRUSLOW,
Thomas WILDES, Jr.,
Joseph D. WILLIAMS,
Richard F. WHIPPLE,
Sylvester A. WOODROW
Robert A. YELLOWLEE.
Rev. Dr. DURYEA,
Harold L. CRANE
Edgar W. CROWELL.
Most of the above served from seven to ten years, and some fifteen years.
They marched in twos down to the dining room. As they entered the band played
"The Twenty Third Regiment Veteran Association March" composed by Conterne.
THE HORNELLSVILLE CAMPAIGN:
Brief, Bloodless and Beefless, yes powerful in preserving peace.
To this the band played "When Johnnie Comes Marching Home Again."
Three cheers and a tiger were given for Col. WARD and the Twenty-third Regiment.
1 May 1878
DIES A VICTIM OF AXE WOUND FROM BROTHER
Mrs. BURGER Succumbs in Flushing Hospital - Veteran Killed Self
Mrs. Lucille BURGER, 45, died in Flushing Hospital last night from axe
wounds and razor cuts received during a struggle with her brother, John
GOOCH, a World War veteran, in the cellar of her home at 45-48 Browvale
Drive, Little Neck, last Saturday night.
GOOCH took his life by cutting his throat with a razor after the attack
upon his sister.
GOOCH had been out of employment for several weeks and was living at the
home of his sister and her husband. They quarreled frequently and last
Saturday night, while Mrs. BURGER's husband was upstairs in the bathroom she
went to the cellar to get a jar of preserves and her brother followed her,
continuing a quarrel which had started some time before.
Mrs. BURGER later told police that her brother attacked and cut her on
the throat with a razor and when she picked up an axe to protect herself he
disarmed her and struck her with the axe.
Then he cut his own throat. Mrs. BURGER's moans of agony brought her
husband to the cellar, where he found his wife, semi-conscious, lying beside
the body of her brother.
13 May 1878
GENERAL DAKIN-HIS SUDDEN DEMISE FROM HEART DISEASE.
From Plymouth Church to a Death Bed What He Said to a Friend About the
Chaplain BEECHER's Sermon From the Plough to the Command of a Division of
the National Guard Arrangements for the Funeral.
Major-General Thomas Spencer DAKIN, commandant of the Second Division, died
at his residence, 376 Pearl Street, at 5:45 o'clock this morning, of
paralysis of the heart. Last evening he attended Plymouth Church with the
Thirteenth Regiment, of which he was an early member, and listened to
Chaplain BEECHER's discourse to the command. For some time past the General
had not felt entirely well; in fact, he had not been in perfect health
since an attack of gastric fever about three years ago, when it was
expected he would die. About a month ago he went to Saratoga for a short
time, thinking that he would be benefited by the change. Yesterday he was
poorly all day, and in marching down to church with the regiment he
complained to Col. Wm. H. THOMPSON, of his staff, who was by his side, that
he "had a headache, the first in his life, and that his eyes seemed dim,"
and it was observed by Captain A. T. DODGE, who sat the next pew behind him
that he was restless during the service. He sat in the front pew, directly
opposite Chaplain BEECHER, with Colonel THOMPSON, Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel
RICHARDS, and Major William M. IVINS. Leaving the church he walked home,
and Colonel THOMPSON bade him good night at the door. In speaking of the
sermon the General said he wouldn't have missed it for anything.
About midnight he awoke with a tightness of the chest and choking
sensation, and Mrs. DAKIN sent for Dr. F. M. SWAIM, who is surgeon on the
Second Division staff. The doctor quickly arrived and after prescribing
remained with him until about five o'clock. At that hour the General felt
easier and Dr. SWAIM left with the promise that he would return in an hour.
"Don't be longer," said the General. Before the doctor returned the General
breathed his last. He went off without any apparent pain, merely taking one
or two short gasps. Mrs. THOMPSON, a cousin of the Generals' from Orange
County, and Mrs. DAKIN were at the bedside when he died. Col. THOMPSON was
telegraphed for and reached the house soon afterward.
Deceased was born in Orange County, in this state in 1831, but his youth
was passed in Ulster County, to which locality his father removed with his
family when deceased was two years old. Up to his seventeenth year he
worked on the farm, when he left home and came to New York. He found
employment in a commission house as office boy, was soon after promoted to
clerk, and after a service covering a considerable period of years
succeeded to a partnership in the business. In 1868 he formed the firm of
Thomas S. Dakin & Co., importers and commission merchants, which continued
in existence until the fall of 1861, when it dissolved, and General DAKIN
became interested in the oil business. In 1870 he retired from active
business life. The military career of General DAKIN covers the years from
1859 up to the present, during which interval he rose by successive
promotion from the ranks to the position of Major General commanding the
Second Division. He received the distinction of being elevated to the
Captaincy of H Company in the Thirteenth Regiment from the ranks;
subsequently he served two years on the staff of General CROOKE, and then
at the unanimous request of his company resumed command of that
organization, by consent, but without severing his connection with the
Brigade Staff. He served with his company in the several campaigns in the
early days of the war, at Suffolk, Va. and elsewhere. In 1866 he was
elected Major of the Thirteenth; a year later he was promoted
Lieutenant-Colonel, and two years more saw him in command of the regiment
as Colonel. This was in June, 1869. In the fall of that year he was chosen
Brigadier General, and held command of the Fifth Brigade up to February,
1875, when he was appointed Major General by Gov. TILDEN.
As an expert with the rifle, at long range, General DAKIN's reputation is
worldwide. Dollymount and Creedmoor answer to his prowess. To his coolness
and organizing faculty the Americans were indebted for the first signal
victory won at Creedmoor, when, at urgent solicitation, as Captain of the
reserves, he wrested victory from the Canadians with a team which had hap
but a single afternoon's practice on the day before the match. This season
he had only been to Creedmoor once, when he made poor practice.
In his younger days he was a capital cricketer and baseball player, and in
this connection it may be stated that he was among the first to propose
rules to make baseball a national game.
In the fall of 1876 he ran for Congress in the Third District, but was defeated.
27 May 1878
Death of Captain Edward A. Parkinson.
Capt. Edward A. PARKINSON, father of Capt. E. C. PARKINSON, of this city,
died yesterday morning at Balston Spa, this State, where he had resided for
many years before and since he left Brooklyn. The deceased was born in
Ireland about the year 1818.
When the Rebellion broke out in 1861 he went out for the Union with three
sons, and after serving as First Lieutenant in the One Hundred and
Fifty-third New York Regiment, came home as Captain. In 1872 he came to
Brooklyn to live, occupying a position in the New York Custom House. While
here he was a class leader and Sunday-school teacher in the Hanson Place M.
8 February 1879
ANOTHER MYSTERIOUS DEATH. - The corpse of a man was found lying near the
Central Railroad track, at Island Trees, near Hicksville at 5 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. The body was that of a man about 28 years of age, 5
feet inches high, with light hair and imperial, and sandy completion, A
pistol lay on the ground by the man's leg. There was blood on the face and
a wound in the mouth through which the bullet had passed and lodged in the
brain. An examination of the clothing by the Coroner revealed a number of
cards bearing the name of Ernest RIENSCH. In the coat pocket was found a
certificate showing that the deceased was an active member of this 9th
Regiment, 2d Battery, Schleswig Leil Artillery, of the German Army.
3 June 1879
The Twenty-third's Rebellious Drummers to be Tried.
A court martial for the trial of the rebellious drummers of the Twenty-third
Regiment will be held at the Armory on Thursday evening, 19th instant.
Lieut.-Colonel George C. BRADLEY, of the Forty-seventh Regiment, is detailed
as the court. The following will be tried:
George D. DAYTON,
Charles VAN ROUK,
Geo. DILLON, Jr.,
Wm. E. JOHNSTON,
Wm. E. DEAN,
Jas. F. McNULTY,
Thos. ALLEN and Albert BENNETT.
The charges are: "Refusing to obey the orders of their superior officer," and
"Insubordinate Conduct." The following will be called as witnesses:
Lieut.-Col. John N. PARTRIDGE,
Sergeant W.B. DESPARD, non-com. staff:
Sergeant E. LYNES, non-com. staff;
Private Carl A. MEINCKE, Company A, and Adjutant J.B. FROTHINGHAM.
First Lieutenant Henry J. RICHARDSON, Forty-seventh Regiment, has resigned.
Captain Louis C. H. GOLDMANN, of Company C, Thirty-second Regiment, has
received leave of absence for ninety days.
Discharges have been received from Albany for Assistant Surgeon Edward
FRIDENBERG and Second Lieutenant Henry DARINGER, Thirty-second Regiment.
9 June 1879
Mr. Austin O. PLUNKETT, of the Brooklyn Bureau of the Herald, late of the One
Hundred and Seventieth New York Volunteers, has been brevetted captain for
gallant and meritorious services in the late war. PLUNKETT went to the war
as a mere lad from the Herald office, and during the Rebellion was in
Company G, "Swedish Guard," Fourteenth Regiment, commanded by Captain H.
BOIVIE, had their annual picnic on Saturday afternoon and evening at
Manhattan Park, Sixtieth Street and Third Avenue. The guests numbered from
800 to 1,000. Among those present were Lieut. Col. Charles SHURIG, Adjutant
CLOBRIDGE and Captain Alexander HUNTER. The time was pleasantly spent in
singing and dancing. Glees were sung by the Swiss Glee Club, and selections
were played by Fisher's orchestra. Lieut. WENDELL, of the company, was in
charge of the arrangements.
The Fourteenth Regiment Veterans dined, winded and made speeches at Vineyard
Hall last week. Col. E.D. FOWLER presided.
Private F. H. HOLTON, of Company G, Twenty-third Regiment, won two prizes at
Brinton Range, Elizabeth, NJ on Saturday.
Closing Parade of the Twenty-third's Cadet Corps.
The Twenty-third Regiment Corps of Cadets had their closing parade on
Saturday evening. The lads left the regimental armory about six o'clock and
went along Lafayette Avenue, Schermerhorn and Clinton Streets to Joralemon,
where a marching salute was given Colonel WARD. Assembled on the stoop of
the Colonel's residence were Captain Willis L. OGDEN, Captain A.H. WILLIAMS,
and several ladies. The sidewalks in Joralemon Street were crowded with
interested spectators, and the houses were gay with flags. In fact the lads
received quiet an ovation all along the line of march from the armory.
Passing out of Joralemon Street the corps turned into Henry and then marched
along Montague Street and Myrtle Avenue to Fort Greene, where a drill and
dress parade took place. The corps were in four companies of sixteen flies
each. Company A was in command of First Lieutenant F. H. HOWLAND, of Company
A of the regiment, with Corporal SMITH, also of A of the regiment, as acting
First Sergeant; Company B was commanded by First Lieutenant Wm. M. MOORE, of
Company K, with Sergeant W.S. BANTA of Company C as acting First Sergeant;
Company C was in command of First Lieutenant W. J. COWING of Company G, with
Corporal C.L. MIDDLETON as acting First Sergeant, and Company D was commanded
by First Lieutenant George H. PETTIT, of Company F, with Private CANDEE, also
of Company F, as acting First Sergeant. The colors were carried by Private
BENNETT, of Company G. Besides the cadet drummers, there were twenty pieces
of the regimental band, under the leadership of Mr. WERNIG. The band wore
their neat fatigue uniform. Lieutenant-Colonel John N. PARTRIDGE, who was
mounted on a very handsome horse, commanded, and Second Lieutenant E. W.
BURD, of Company G, acted as Adjutant. A great crowd awaited the arrival of
the cadets at the plaza. Major John Y. CULVER, Superintendent of Parks,
caused a portion of the plateau to be roped off, and also placed several of
the Park police around to keep the spectators outside the ropes. The slopes
were alive with people and bright with flags. Looking over the plaza towards
the Tomb of the Martyrs, a picture worthy of an artist's brush was presented.
Among the movements executed by the corps were advancing in line of battle,
changing front on the first company, and on right into line single rank. The
way the lads acquitted themselves in these somewhat difficult movements is
deserving of great praise. After dress parade the corps marched to the
armory where the ladies in the galleries gave them a warm reception.
The presentation of marksman's badges by Major A. C. BARNES was next in order,
and the following winners of the trophy were called to the front:
Corp. W.W. CAMPBELL,
Corp. F.D. KALLEY,
Corp. W.A. CARLI,
Corp. W.H. FROTHINGHAM,
Corp. R.B. MITCHELL,
Corp. C.S. WHITING,
Corporal E.T. STOHLMAN,
Corporal W.F. DUDLEY,
F. B. STEWART,
Corporal W.E. O. BEEBE,
Corporal C. F. HALSTEAD,
Corporal F.C. DENNINGTON,
Corporal C.W. FERNALD.
In addition to the marksman badge,
Private PEET received a field glass for the best score at 150 yards,
Corporal KALLEY a gold medal, for the best score in Company B,
the latter presented by the officers of Company B.
The marksman badge is a facsimile of last year's, with the exception that the
present one is gilt instead of bronze, and has "PARTRIDGE" on the reverse in
place of "BARNES." The corps was then disbanded.
Subsequently, in Company F's room, J.P. TERRY was presented with a medal,
offered by Private R.E. PERKINS, of Company F, to the cadet making the
highest aggregate at Creedmoor. Lieutenant MOORE, who was Acting Captain of
Company B, through the season, was also presented with a pair of regulation
epaulettes by the cadets of his company.
When this was all through a meeting of the cadets was held in the squad drill
room for the purpose of forming a new company in the regiment to take one of
the vacant letters.
There were present :
Adjutant-General John B. WOODWARD,
Lieut. Col. PARTRIDGE,
Captain Joseph G. STORY,
Adjutant J.B. FROTHINGHAM and other officers.
Col. PARTRIDGE stated in detail what was necessary to form a
company, the cost of dress uniform, dues, etc. Gen. MOLINEUX, Col. WARD and
two or three other gentlemen, whose sons were in the cadet corps, said that
they were so impressed with the necessity of a strong National Guard that
their sons had full permission to enter the regiment. General WOODWARD
stated that it would be his pleasant duty when the new company was mustered
in, to furnish it with fatigue outfit, overcoat, and equipments complete.
Col. WARD said if the company was formed at once it would go to Newport with
the regiment next month. Major BARNES and Chaplain LEONARD made admirable
addresses, and the latter promised a dozen or fifteen young men of good
social standing from his parish for the new company. Col. PARTRIDGE
announced that handsome lockers would be put into the company room without
expense to the company, and that $500 in money would be given them to
purchase desks, etc. Fifteen or twenty names were then taken down, and
another meeting for enrollment will be held at the armory this evening at
eight o'clock to which parents and guardians are invited. Tomorrow evening
the cadets are to hold a mass meeting on their own account, when the scheme
will receive a further impetus. The cadets will, in all probability elect
First Lieut. W.J. COWING, of Company G of the regiment, as their captain.
19 July 1879
Contest for the Browe Medal-Soldiers' Funerals-Miscellaneous Items
The medal that was presented by Captain BROWE, I. R. P. Fourteenth
Regiment, to Company A for competition at Creedmoor has been finally won by
Private James MOORE. The scores at 200 and 500 yards, 7 shots at each
distance, at the recent competition, were as follows:
Private James MOORE, 25, 26; total, 51.
Corporal JOhn HENWOOD, 22,28; total, 50.
Private Daniel J. O'KEEFE, 22, 17; total 39.
Sergeant Louis SMITH, 23, 12, total, 35.
Lieutenant J. K. BARLOW, 21, 12; total, 33.
MOORE was the winner in two previous contests. He will present the
medal for further competition.
Company A will hold a competitive drill for selection of
non-commissioned officers on July 31.
The marksmen of the Fourteenth who have been selected to shoot for places
on the regimental team will be at Creedmoor again on Tuesday next.
The funeral of Lieutenant Addison D. MARTIN, a Fourteenth Regiment war
veteran, whose death was announced in this paper on Thursday, took place
yesterday at Greenwood, the remains being deposited near the Fireman's
plot. About forty members from the different companies and a number of war
veterans in citizens' dress attended the funeral. Captain Ramon CARDONA
was in command of the escort.
Dr. James L. FARLEY is at Philadelphia arranging details for the
Fourteenth's trip to that city in October. A tremendous ovation is
awaiting the gallant old regiment according to all accounts.
Private James J. KEYES, an active member of Company C of the Fourteenth,
was buried yesterday at Flatbush. The company attended in citizen's dress.
The Thirty-second Veteran Association, DAniel KREUDER, president will have
a picnic at Myrtle Avenue Park to-morrow. The regimental band will carry
out the musical portion of the programme.
Company K, of the Thirteenth, will have an excursion to Occidental Grove on
Monday. The barges and steamer will leave Jewell's Dock at 9 A. M.
Charles GRAHAM, who made the drawings of the Twenty-third at Newport for
Harper's Weekly, is a member of Company G of the regiment. He is a regular
artist on Harper's and it was he who made drawings of the celebrated Yellow
Stone Expedition for that paper.
There has always been more or less controversy as to which was the last
battle of the war. In the war record of General Christensen published in
this paper, yesterday, it was stated that he was present at the last
engagement of the war, namely, the storming of Spanish Fort. A
correspondent sends the following which is incorporated in an article by
Colonel William W. BLISS, published in the Soldier's Friends of September 4, 1869:
"1865, May 18. Engagement near Boca Chica, Texas, between four hundred
Union troops under colonel BARRETT, and five hundred Confederate cavalry
under General SLAUGHTER. This was the last engagement of the war. Union
loss seventy men."
In this last engagement Major James Henry STOREY, who is now inspector
Fifth Brigade, was present.
23 July 1879
The Trial of Captain Peter BERTACH at Military Headquarters-Miscellaneous Items
After several postponements on account of the absence of Judge Advocate
John H. BERGON the trial of Captain Peter BERTACH, of Separate Troop G,
Eleventh Brigade, was commenced last evening at Military Headquarters. It
is charged against the captain that he disobeyed the orders of General
JOURDAN in not taking his command to Prospect Park Parade Ground on May 23
to be inspected and mustered by the Assistant Inspector-General. The
original orders issued by General JOURDAN, who was at that time Acting
Commandant of the Second Division, directed that the two troops of cavalry,
of which Captain BERTACH'S was one, should assemble at some spot selected
by the captains of the two troops, on the date above mentioned. Captain
BERTACH and Captain MOHRMAN selected Fort Greene plaza as being convenient
to both commands, an they issued orders accordingly. In the mean time the
Inspector objected to the plaza on the very reasonable grounds that being
asphalted it was slippery and dangerous for horses to move on. General
JOURDAN then directed both troops to parade at Prospect Park. This was on
May 21, two days before the inspection was to take place. On the morning
of May 23 (the day of inspection) Captain BERTACH had arranged to take his
command out to Ridgewood Park for a rehearsal of a "Military Equestrian
Entertainment," which they were to give there for the following month, and
after the rehearsal Captain BERTACH, with his troop, went to Fort Greene
for inspection. The inspecting officer was not there, of course, and the
troop was not inspected. Captain MOHRMAN'S troop went to the Parade Ground
and was regularly inspected. Captain BERTACH claims that he was not ordered
in regular form to parade at Prospect Park, as the letter he received was
only a"a polite invitation" to go there.
The officers who were detailed for the court, and appeared at headquarters
last evening, were: Lieut-Colonel Louis BOSSERT, Thirty-second Regiment;
Major T. V. TUTTLE, Forty-second Regiment; Capt. Charles H. JOY, Company F,
Twenty-third Regiment, and Judge-Advocate John H. BERGEN. All were sworn
in, and Lieut-Colonel BOSSERT, being the senior officer, was president of
the court. Colonel Wm. H. KING, formerly of the Second Brigade staff, was
counsel for Captain BERTACH, and Sergeant-Major S. K. GLOVER, Forty-seventh
Regiment, acted as marshal. Captain BERTACH was present in citizen's dress.
The Judge Advocate read the orders from the Commander-in-Chief, ordering
At this point Colonel KING raised an objection. He said that at the time
the charges were preferred three was no such person as Brigadier-General
James JOURDAN, Fifth Brigade, commanding the Second Division.
This objection somewhat staggered the court.
Colonel KING contended that General JOURDAN having been appointed a Police
Commissioner of this city and consented to act as such, he had thereby
vacated the office of Brigadier-General, and that he had no authority to
prefer any charges or issue any orders in a military sense any more than
any one else. He was, in fact, no more in command or any company of
military organization than he (Colonel KING) was.
The Judge-Advocate remarked that this was not the time to raise the
objection: the charges had not yet been read, and it was not before the
court that General JOURDAN issued the orders.
Col. KING requested that the point raised by him be referred to the
Commander-in-Chief for his opinion.
The Judge-Advocate said the charges had been put before the
Commander-in-Chief and that his Excellency ordered the court. If that
court delayed the trial by the proposed reference, the Commander-in-Chief
could court-martial all the members of the court, and in his (the
Judge-Advocate's) opinion, he would be justified in so doing.
The room was cleared of all persons except the members of the court, and
after a few minutes consultation, the court announced that it had decided
not to entertain the points raised by Colonel KING.
Colonel KING requested the court to note his objection.
As the Judge-Advocate was not in possession of the original charges, the
court adjourned till next Tuesday evening.
The charges are three in number, viz.: Charge 1-Disobedience of orders.
Charge 2-Conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. Charge 3-Conduct
prejudicial to good order and military discipline.
Major JOhn Y. CULVER, Engineer, Fifth Brigade, is summering at Mount Kisco,
The Sixth and Seventh Divisions are to be inspected and mustered by Col.
Philip H.BRIGGS, Assistant Inspector-General, during the month of
September; the Eighth Division during the early part of October.
Brig.-General E. L. MOLINEAUX has tendered the use of the Eleventh Brigade
tent at Creedmoor to the officers of the U. S. Army teams who are entered
for the International Military Match in September next.
(Transcriber's note: BERTACH could be BERTSCH. Copy dark and hard to read.)
16 July 1879
Death of a Mexican War Veteran and Old Printer
Alexander BRADY, an old resident of the Eastern District, died on Saturday
night last. The deceased was born in New York City in November, 1794, and
moved to the Eastern District thirty-three years ago. Mr. BRADY was a
participant in the Mexican war of 1812, serving under Colonel, now General,
Abraham DOLLY. By trade he was a compositor, and for twenty-six years was
foreman of the composing room of the New York Evening Post. He was the
oldest member of the Typographical Society of New York, having been
connected with that organization for more than fifty years. He was for
thirty-three years a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, South Fifth and
Fourth streets. Mr. BRADY'S remarkable activity up to the time of his last
sickness was the subject of much comment, as was the unimpaired condition
of his faculties, one of the most noticeable of which was the fact that,
though in his eighty-fifth year, he was not obliged to resort to the use of
glasses while reading. The funeral services will be held on Wednesday next
at 2 P.M. at the residence of Mrs. Martha SWAIN, daughter of deceased, No.
33 Stuyvesant avenue, Rev. S. M. HASKINS, of St. Mark's Church, will officiate.
9 January 1882
The Thirty-second Regiment Benevolent Association has
elected Major Fred J.KARCHER, President; Captain Louis
C. H. GOLDMANN, Vice President; Charles PARGER,
Recording Secretary; Adolph H.GETTING, Financial Secretary
and John FRANK, Treasurer.
First Lieutenant William GOEDEL, Thirty-second Regiment,
has received his commission.
Company A have elected civil officers for 1882 as follows
Joseph W. WHITE, President;
Joseph B. DAVIS, Vice President;
Robert W. BOISE, Secretary;
Walter F. BARNES, Treasurer.
Captain John M. RANKIN,
Joseph B. DAVIS,
B.F.BRENNEN, H. M.
E. M. AMBLER.
Ernest C. WILLS,
E. A. W. WILLIAMS.
Charles W. GREEN
Joseph W. WHITE,
At the annual meeting of the Drum-Corps, Forty-seventh Regiment,
held at the armory on Saturday evening, the following were chosen
officers for 1882.
President-First sergeant, DJ BRINSLEY;
Secretary, Private L.HAMBURGER;
Treasurer, Private W. CHAPMAN.
Company G, Forty-seventh Regiment, have perfected all the arrangements
for their reception at the armory next Thursday evening, and it promises to
be a very recherche affair.
Battery B, New York, was mustered out of the service on Saturday evening
by Colonel REDENBOUGH, Assistant Inspector-General. It was the next
oldest in the state, having been founded in 1840. It took part in the Astor
place riot and served thirty days in the field in 1863.
18 January 1882
Death of a Veteran
Moses LOUNSBURY, who served in C. Company, Sixth, NY Heavy
artillery during the war died yesterday forenoon at his residence 180
North Fifth Street. He will be buried with Military honors by Mansfield
Post, No. 35, G. A. R., from the Fourth Street M. P. Church tomorrow afternoon.
18 January 1882
Sergeant William H. DEAN
Corporal Charles SULLIVAN
Corporal Alfred C. HARRISON, of Company I, Forty-seventh Regiment,
passed a very creditable and successful examination before the
Examining Board last evening.
23 January 1882
Obituary-- General Silas CASEY
General Silas CASEY, whose death had been expected for several days,
died yesterday at his residence, 155 South Oxford Street. He was born in
East Greenwich, R. I. in July 1807 and was consequently in his seventy-fifth year.
He entered West Point in 1822, and after graduating began his active military
career. He served in several Indian campaigns and also in the Mexican war.
While at Fort Towson, Arkansas, he was engaged against the Osage and
Pawnee Indians, and on one occasion had a sharp, decisive action with the
Pawnees, surprising their camp while they were dancing around the scalps of
the soldiers they had killed. This was in 1826. In March 1847, he was ordered
to Mexico. He served under Generals RILEY, TWIGGS and SCOTT. For
gallant conduct in the battles of Contreras and Cherubueco he was brevetted
Major. For his heroic conduct in storming Chapultepec he received the brevet
rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1861 he was appointed Brigadier General of
Volunteers. He organized and drilled in brigades 150,000 men. he was assigned
March 20.1862 to the command of a division of the army of the Potomac under
Gen. McCLELLAN. On May 31 his division had a fearful encounter with the
enemy near Richmond. This was known as the Battle of Fair Oaks. He was then
promoted to Brevet Brigadier General in the regular Army. In recognition of his
service and merits, at the close of the civil war he was put upon the retired list.
He leaves three sons, one a Colonel in the Engineers, another a Lieutenant in
the Twenty-second Infantry, and a third a Commander in the United States Navy.
Two daughters also survive him. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon
from the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church.
25 January 1882
FUNERAL OF GENERAL CASEY:
The funeral of the late Major General Silas CASEY took place
yesterday afternoon, the service being at Rev. Dr. CUYLER'S
church. The officiating ministers were Dr. CUYLER and Rev. George
F. PENTECOST. On the casket was placed a crown and other floral
devices. The body was dressed in the full uniform of a Major General.
The church was filled with the relatives and friends of the deceased,
a delegation of the military order of the Loyal Legion, wearing their
society insignia and the army officers were present in uniform: Gens.
WHIPPER and McKEEVER, Col. CURRY, Capts. WEIR and BREWERTON, Lieutenant COFFIN,
of the Fifth Artillery stationed at Fort Hamilton, and Major
GARDNER stationed at Governor's Island. The pall bearers were members
of the Sessions of the church: Messrs. W. W. WICKES, Gurdon BURCHARD,
C. J. TURNER, Charles PIERSON, Gilbert WHITE, Ira A. THURBER, H.B.
GRIFFING, H.C. BROWN,D.W. FISH, Dr. V. MORSE, E.C. PATTERSON, and John
N. BEACH who served at the request of the deceased. In his eulogy of
life and character of the deceased as a soldier, citizen and Christian,
Dr. CUYLER characterized him as the Henry HAVELOCK of the American army,
and compared him with Valiant, one of the deceased's favorite characters
in Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress." The body was conveyed to Wickford, R.I.
21 February 1882
Two gun sections, ten men in each, of Gatling Battery, assembled last
night under the command of Lieutenant H. S. RASQUIN, at the armory on
Henry street, and were drilled in action front, rear, right, left and
fire to the rear. At the close of the drill the members and their guests,
to the number of about one hundred, engaged in a very enjoyable dance.
Captain Charles MILLER, Jr., of the Seventeenth Separate Company, of Flushing,
has been granted thirty days' leave of absence. First Lieutenant John GARLICK,
Company H, Thirteenth, has also received thirty days' leave.
A number of the veterans of Company F, Forty-Seventh Regiment, consisting of
Colonel T.V. TUTTLE,
Wm. M. BUTLER,
Captain Ralph KENYON, and John J. GILLIES,
met last night at the armory and formed a veteran's association.
Captain KENYON was chosen President,
Mr. GREEN Secretary,
Mr. GILLIES Treasurer. Another meeting will be held on March 6.
16 March 1882
Col. Rodney C. WARD's commission was received at Division
Headquarters on Saturday evening, but has since been
returned to Albany in response to a despatch from Adjutant-
General. It bore the date of the original commission, namely,
June 25, 1868.
The Thirteenth Regiment Veteran Association has decided to
give a reception at the armory on April 19. The committee are
Colonel H.H.BEADLE, B.S.OAKES and H.V. RODDY.
Capt. David S. BABCOCK, Jr., Senior Aide-de-Camp, Fourth
Brigade, has been promoted Commissary of Subsistance,
and First Lieut. Clifford L. MIDDLETON, Junior Aide,
has been promoted Senior Aide.
Colonel T.V. TUTTLE, Forty-Seventh Regiment, has issued an
order for a regimental drill on 24th. instant. and also for a review
by General BROWNELL and presentation of marksmen's badges
on 29th. instant, and not on the 27th. as previously announced.
17 March 1882
Company C, Twenty-third, have elected S. T. WHITE, President, and
Corporal Lewis J. ELLIOTT, Recording Secretary of the civil organization,
in place of Captain J.H. CONNELL and Corporal J. S. SWEET.
The sixth competition for the Palma-badge by members of Company
A, Twenty-third, was won by Corporal Paul H. WORTH on a score of
23 out of 25. The next competition will be on the 24th. instant, and the
We Will badge will be shot for by the Company Rifle Club that same
evening.Joseph D. PURSS, an esteemed member of Company A, died
a few days ago. A large number of members attended the funeral,
which was non-military.
Company E, Twenty-third Captain Arthur GUTHRIE, will have their third
jubilee this season, next Tuesday evening after the drill. At the last
shooting by Company E Rifle Club the first and third class medals
were finally won by Sargeant J. De Witt CLARK and Corporal J.S
ROBERTS, respectively. Private Irving SMITH, won the second class
medal, which will be shot for again on April 6.
Captain George L. DAVENPORT, First Lieutenant George A. PHELAN
and Second Lieutenant John A. SWETT, Forty-seventh Regiment,
have received their commissions.
Ex-Corporal Thos. S. GENDAR, Company B, Thirteenth Regiment,
leaves in a few weeks for Denver, Col., to accept a position with
a large iron and steel company.
The proceedings and findings of the February Court-martial ( Major
W.H.H.TYSON ) Thirteenth Regiment are approved. The company
fines amount to $348 and the regimental to $473.50. Appeals may
be made to Colonel AUSTEN on or before the 30th. inst., on Friday
evenings, at the Armory.
20 March 1882
The Forty-seventh Regiment, excepting band and drum corps,
is ordered by Colonel T.V. TUTTLE to assemble in fatigue
uniform on March 24, for drill and instruction. Assembly at
8 P.M. Drum Sergeant Daniel BRINSLEY will detail two
drummers. The regiment will also assemble in fatigue uniform,
white cross belts, on March 29, for review by Brig. General
Wm. H. BROWNELL. Assembly at 8 P.M. On this occasion
Marksmen's Badges will be presented by Major FARR, Brigade
I.R.P., and the Veteran Diamond Badge, the Dakin Badge, and
the Strong Medal will also be presented to the respective winners.
First Lieutenant Thomas L. BLACKWELL has resigned.
Alexander S. GOMBERS has been appointed commissary sergeant
R.G. GUIDE, John B. CHRISTOFFEL, ordnance sergeant L.G. Guide,
Charles W. BROOKE, right general guide, and Private Charles B.
VAN DEWATER, left general guide. Eleven members of the various
companies have received discharges, all except one having served their term.
Quartermaster J. Fred ACKERMAN, Thirteenth Regiment, is expected
home from Europe in about two weeks. Captain H. E. KANE, of Company
H, has resigned. The dress reception of the Veteran Association will be on
April 20 and not the 19th. The vets will hold another meeting on the 27th.
inst. to further the arrangements.
Colonel Rodney C. WARD will not make any changes in the presonnel of
the Twenty-third Regiment staff. At the fifth competition of the Rifle
Association of Company C, the medal was won by Captain J. Harvey
CONNELL on a score of 22 out of 25.
Major J. M. VARIAN Jr., Chief Clerk of the Ordnance Department, has
been appointed Assistant Commissary-General and Chief of Ordnance,
vice CRENEY, deceased.
Great preparations are being made for the Thirty-second Regiment non-
coms reception on 27th. instant. There will be an exhibition drill under
the command of Lieut. Col. E. M. WUNDER; also guard mount by details
from various companies, directed by Adjutant BROGGELWIRTH. An
ornamental clock is now being shot for by teams from the companies.
The clock is presented by Armorer LANGSDORF. The following changes
have taken place:
Commissioned-Joseph M. SCHERER, second lieutenantCompany G
Resigned-Surgeon Herman HARDRICH.
The following non-commissioned officers have received their warrants:
Sargeant John MAY, Corporals John STARK and Theodore THIELE,
Company C; Sargeant August R. PASCO, Corporal George W. LAYTON.
Company F; Corporal E. BARB, Company K; Sergeants Louis HAAS and
John EISENBECK, Company L.
23 March 1882
Death of a War Veteran
Mr. Robert MACDONALD, a well known and esteemed member of Rankin
Post G.A.R., in which he was officer of the day, died at No. 557 Union
Street, yesterday. He was a veteran of the late war, having served as a
corporal in Company E, 139th. N.Y. Volunteers, at Williamsburgh, Cold
Harbor, Wilderness, Petersburg, Swift Creek, Drury's Bluff, Chickahominy
Swamp, Charles City, Fair Oaks, Richmond and surrender of LEE.
He was wounded in one of the battles, and the bullet was extracted from
his foot only a few years ago. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon.
24 March 1882
The Twenty-third Regiment will assemble at the armory in dress uniform on
Saturday, April 1, at 8 P.M., for review by Major-General James JOURDAN.
Drum Major W.W. BEAVAN will detail four drummers for this occasion.
Admission will be by ticket. Members of the regiment will be furnished with
passes from regimental headquarters. The following non-com officers having
passed satisfactory examination, warrants have been issued to them:
John S. SHEPARD, sergeant, Company D;
John R. GIBB, corporal, Company F;
Henry C. HARDY, Jr., corporal, Company A;
Firtz BROSE, corporal, Company D;
Private Alfred L. VAN INGEN, Company A, has been expelled by a vote of his
company for continued neglect of duty.
Company F, Captain George H. PETTIT, will assemble at the armory on
Tuesday evening, March 28, at eight o'clock, in fatigue uniform, with
haversacks, canteens and overcoats rolled on knapsacks, for inspection.
As this will be the closing drill of the season the Captain expects every
member to be present.
Fred WEISBROD Jr., John PHALS, Eugene AICHER and William GEIDEL,
officers elect, Thirty-second Regiment, failed to satisfy the Brigade
Examining Board and were declared unqualified.
27 March 1882
When Major-General John B. WOODWARD was relieved from the command
of the Second Division, several years ago, an association was formed by the
retiring staff officers, to be known as the General John B. WOODWARD
Staff Association, and it was conpacted that annually thereafter its members
would meet together and join in a dinner in commemoration of the happy
hours they had enjoyed in former fellowship. This, it was agreed, should
be done so long as any of the association were alive, until the " last man "
was reached. Death has romoved one or two of the members.At the time of
the formation of the association the members were: Assistant Adjutant-
Generals, Henry HEATH and Ira L. BEENE; Inspector, George W. WINGATE;
Ordnance Officer , Chas. P. GULICK; Chief of Artillery, W.H.H.BEEBE;
Judge Advocate, Henry J. CULLEN Jr.; Surgeon, J.H. HOMISTON;
Engineer, Henery E. CRANFORD; Quartermatster, J.E. FAY; Commissary,
Robert B. WOODWARD; Aides de-Camp, Henry T. CHAPMAN, Isaac
F. BISSELL, J. Milner DECKER and E. HOGINS. Several of these have
held high offices in the National Guard sonce General WOODWARD
left the Division. On Saturday evening the annual reunion took place
at the residence of General WOODWARD, 259 Henry street. There were
no formal speeches, but everybody drank everybody's health in in informal way.
Lieutenant Eugene J. SNOW, Company A, Thirteenth Regiment has
reported for duty, having recovered from a recent attack of diptheria.
The commissin of Colonel R.C. WARD, of the Twenty-third Regiment,
has been received from Albany, and it dates from June 25, 1868, which
makes the gallant colonel all O.K.
29 March 1882
Assistant Surgeon John F. VALENTINE, Thirty-Second Regiment, has
been promoted Surgeon, and August HARDRICH appointed Assistant Surgeon.
Commissions have been received for
Captain Walter THORN, Fourteenth Regiment,
First Lieutenant Wm. O. CORY, Aide-de-Camp,
Third Brigade. Lieutenant CORY is at the present time First Lieutenant,
Fifteenth Infantry, U.S.A., on leave of absence for six months.
He has been fifteen years in the army, nearly all the time in Mexico.
He joined as a private and worked up through the different grades. General
CHRISTENSEN speaks of him " as an ardent soldier and a fine gentleman.
Colonel Rodney C. WARD has issued an order assuming command of the
Twenty-third, and reappointing the whole of Colonel PATRIDGE's staff, as
Eugene W. BURD, Adjutant;
William W. ROSSITER, Quartermaster;
George W. STREET, Commissary;
Edwin A. LEWIS, Surgeon;
Edward S.BUNKER, Assistant Surgeon;
Charles H. HALL, Chaplain;
Walter N. WALKER, Inspector Rifle Practice.
Business will be transacted at regimental headquarters
on Monday evenings as usual.
2 May 1882
AN ELECTION ORDERED FOR CAPTAIN OF THE 3RD. BATTERY.
Second Lieutenant WM. H. EDDY, of Comapny G. 47th. Regiment, has been
promoted First Lieutenant and passed the 4th Brigade Examining Board.
Fred KUHN, Second Lieutenant-elect, Company K, 32nd. Regiment, failed
to pass the Examining Board. There is talk of the 32nd. going into camp at
Creedmoor on its own account this summer.
18 May 1882
TWO DESERTERS ARRESTED
Lewis GRANT and William BARTLETT were last night bt Sergeant
CARROUGHER and Officer MAILEY, for having deserted from the U.S. steamer Shenandoah.
31 May 1882
VETERANS OF 1812 BANQUETED
A numbrer of the veterans of 1812, who were the guests of Mansfield Post at
the parade yesterday, were last night banqueted by the Ecklord Club of the
Eastern District. they were:
General Abram DAILY,
William J. SURRE,
Robert W. RYCKMAN,
Edward N. DURYEA,
Gardiner ZILLIBRIDGE, and
Adjutant J. GOULD WARNER, the adopted son of the veterans.
Commander Martin SHORT, of Mansfield Post, and
Counselor H.B. DAVIS spoke, and
Mr. Samuel RYCKMAN sang several patriotic songs.
9 June 1882
The Twenty-third’s New Helmet
Gen. BARNES Gives Another Champion Marksman’s Badge.
Captain Charles E. WATERS of Company K, Twenty-third, has offered a gold
regimental badge with '23' inlaid with diamonds to that member of his command who
recruits the largest number of men by January 1 next. Five men have been recruited
into the company since the order was issued for the regiment to go into State camp.
First Lieutenant William O. CORY, who was temporarily appointed aide-de-camp on
General CHRISTENSEN’s staff, has resigned. Lieutenant CORY belongs to the Fifteenth
Infantry, USA and was on leave of absence for six months when he went on the Third
It being the desire of Brigadier-General W.H. BROWNELL that the Fourth Brigade be
represented in the international military match to be contested at Creedmoor in
September, a cash prize of $50 or a trophy of that value at the option of the winner
is offered by Brigade Headquarters to that officer or soldier of the Brigade who
makes the highest official aggregate score.
General A. C. BARNES, State Inspector of Rifle Practice, has offered a new
champion marksman’s badge for competition by members of the National Guard at
Company B, Thirteenth Regiment have elected Sergeant Charles H. HIGGINS, First
Sergeant; Corporals John A. CIARRY, William C. MARSHALL and George W. CUMMINGS,
Sergeants: A. D. BEAD, W. T. HUDSON and R. J. SIANDORFF, Corporals.
Captain Alexander HUNTER, Company K, Fourteenth Regiment, will shortly resign.
Company E, Captain Joseph R. K. BARLOW, had 100 per cent present at inspection and
muster on Wednesday. They have forty-one on the roll and all of them were on hand.
Two or three years ago this was the weakest company in the regiment, but through the
energy of Captain BARLOW and the earnestness and esprit de corps of members it has
taken a foremost position in the command. Its record of Wednesday is one all may feel
16 June 1882
A regimental court-martial will convene at the Thirteenth Regiment Armory
this evening. Capt. Edward FACKER of Company E is detailed for the court.
Company l, Forty-seventh Regiment, will shortly have a picnic at Ruland’s
Rockaway Beach. The resignation of Capt. George W. SCHAEFER, of this company,
tendered several weeks ago, has not yet been received at Brigade Headquarters.
Company D, Fourteenth Regiment, Captain A. D. LIMBERGER, last evening
organized an athletic club with Private W.S. NICHOLSON as President and
Corporal James HOPKINS as Director. The apparatus will be arranged at once and
all the members are to wear suitable dress. An election will be held in this
company next Monday evening for First Lieutenant. A veteran of the war (not of
the fourteenth) Mr. Owen LEWIS, will probably be elected. Sergeants Arthur H.
COLLINS and Wm. J. LARGE of D, have received discharges, their term of service
having expired. This company has given up its proposed trip to Baltimore.
28 June 1882
Funeral of Ex-Lieutenant William L. FRANZ, of the Thirteenth Regiment
Ex-Lieutenant William L. FRANZ of Company C. Thirteenth Regiment, who died
on Friday last at his residence in Maywood, N. J. was buried Monday from the
residence of his brother-in-law Mr. John T. KINNEY, 418 Third street near
Sixth avenue. Deceased had been suffering from lung disease about three years.
He was an active member of the Thirteenth, thirteen years having enlisted in
Company C in 1868. Was promoted sergeant and first sergeant in 1873; second
lieutenant in 1879 and first lieutenant in 1880 and received his discharge in
1881. Was informally tendered the captaincy of his company, but declined in
consequence of failing health. He was one of the originators of the very
successful military bouffes and in the first and second acted as the Colonel.
In civil life as well as in military, he was a general favorite. In 1879 he
was appointed by the Board of Aldermen as Committee Clerk and in 1880 Mayor
HOWELL appointed him City Librarian. About a year ago he removed from this
city to New Jersey hoping that the change might improve his health, but he
gradually sank. He was in his thirtieth year and unmarried, and would no doubt
have made a bright mark had his health remained good. Company C paraded in
full strength at the funeral in citizens’ dress, fatigue cap and white gloves.
The pall bearers were ex-Captain John PEDROCELLI, Company C; Captain E. M.
SMITH, Company B; ex-Sergeant George FOLLENUS, Company C; ex-Sergeant Peter A.
MILLER, Company C; Thos. DUMBLETON and Chas. A. ERNST, veterans of Company C.
Several beautiful floral devices were placed upon the coffin. Besides Company
C there were many members of the regiment present. The interment was at
29 June 1882
A National Guardsman
The Story of a Member of the Thirteenth Regiment who was Expelled, as told by Himself.
To the Editor of the Union-Argus:
Will the UNION-ARGUS do me the justice of publishing my answer to the
special order issued by Col. AUSTEN, of the Thirteenth Regiment, approving my
expulsion from Company G.
Prior to Decoration Day, 1881, while at the armory, I volunteered to do
guard duty on Decoration Day and was at the armory at 5 A. M. of that day
without having had any breakfast and being immediately ordered on guard and
kept there until a few minutes before the regiment left the armory I had to go
on parade without having had anything to eat. The public will remember the
excessive heat of that day, the number of men who were overcome by the heat
and the fact of our discontinuing the march by order of the surgeons and
against the command of Gen. JOURDAN. When we returned to the armory, I was in
a fearful condition having remained in the ranks through a foolish feeling of
pride much longer than was judicious, and being immediately ordered to resume
guard duty I reported my condition and total inability, asking the leniency of
a few moments’ rest. Recognizing the fact however that all the men were
suffering more or less, I offered in about three minutes to resume guard,
which was entirely unnecessary if I could be assigned a quiet place, when I
was ordered by Capt. WATSON to 'fall in.' Supposing I was going to the surgeon
I obeyed, but was taken to the storeroom of the armory. Stepping inside the
door, I immediately wheeled about and indignantly protested against what I
then saw was about to be an outrageous abuse of authority. 'Captain, I protest
against this. I have had nothing to eat today, am now suffering from a sick
headache and an empty stomach; this is an outrage' 'which met with no other
answer that to throw me back out of the way of the door, closing and locking
the same with the remark: 'I would get all the protest I wanted.' That was
about 1 P.M. and I remained locked in the room until about six'a storeroom for
all the rubbish of the armory, paints, old drums, ropes, iron, dirty blankets,
nails, etc., being about 12 by 16, with the thermometer among the nineties.
Not wishing the consequent notoriety, I refrained from seeking satisfaction in
a civil suit for damages, and determined upon preferring charges against
Captain WATSON, but became satisfied that the same would be 'whitewashed.' I
told Captain WATSON that he must publicly exonerate me or else I would seek
justice elsewhere and since that have had to fight against the whole influence
of both regiment and company, which I am sorry to say has been guided more
from selfish motives than from a sense of honesty. The first step at
intimidation was to summon me before the company; that failed. I was then sent
before Major W. H. H. TYSON, as President of a court-martial, where after
stating that I did not recognize the jurisdiction of the Court, I made a
statement simply as man to man and not as judge to accused. The Court,
refusing to recognize my exception, find me $5 and I then realized what I have
since been most dearly taught, that it is useless for a private to seek his
rights from one officer when they are in conflict with the interests of
another. From that finding I appealed to Col. AUSTEN, who without inquiring
into any of the facts or even looking at the grounds of my appeal answered:
'Go get the approval of Captain WATSON.' I told him that Captain WATSON was
the complainant and he replied that he would see WATSON, and he subsequently
dismissed my appeal. I then removed the matter to the Supreme Court and we are
now awaiting a decision there.
Last December while awaiting the General Term, our Second Lieutenant asked
me what I intended to do about that disobedience of orders. I replied that I
intended to be guided greatly by the decision of the Supreme Court. He said
that he was speaking for the company and inferred that they desired an
apology, which I refused, the whole matter then awaiting adjudication by the
Supreme Court. At the next company meeting I was recommended for expulsion on
the charge of disobedience of orders and non-payment of dues, and there stated
that I had no excuse for being in arrears and offered to settle the same
within any period the company might fix, and that the same was wholly due to
my carelessness and neglect, knowing that I would have to pay the same before
getting my discharge, and regarding it as an obligation to be met at any time
during my term. But as to the alleged disobedience of orders I could say
nothing; that if it was a question of apology or expulsion, I was sorry but
must be expelled. After my expulsion, being particularly pressed with
business, I made an offer to Colonel KING, counsel for the regiment, that
AUSTEN reinstate me, give me a transfer into some other organization, or
quietly drop me; and now have in my possession an answer in which AUSTEN
agrees to reinstate me if 'I will agree to return and serve the rest of my
term and apologize to Captain WATSON, ' which I refused, as a consequence of
which I have received the consideration of a special order. John J. LEARY
8 July 1882
Death of a Veteran
Mr. William Louis DILLONO, well known in Masonic and Grand Army circles
in this city, died yesterday afternoon at his residence in Fanwood, New
Jersey, where he had lately removed in an endeavor to recover his health.
Deceased was 39 years of age, and one of the youngest veterans of the First
Long Island Regiment, the survivors of which, together with Post RANKIN, No.
10, and Commonwealth Lodge will join in his obsequies on Monday. He leaves
a widow and two children.
15 July 1882
The following promotions are announced in Thirty-second Regiment orders:
Eugene AICHER, Co. D., to be Sergeant Standard Bearer;
Leit. General Guide Otto LAUGSDORF to be Right General Guide;
Private John B. BIENK, Co., C, to be Sergeant and Left General Guide;
August MAYER to be Sergeant Co. C;
Hermann LASS to be Corporal Co. C;
Charles SUESS to be Corporal Co, I.
10 August 1882
Three Found by Laborers in Pierrepont Street-Supposed to be Those of
Soldiers Killed During the Revolutionary War.
Some laborers, who were engaged in digging an excavation at No. 106
Pierrepont street, opposite Monroe place, this morning, unearthed three
skeletons, nearly complete. They were all on grown persons and
consisted of three skulls, nearly entire, arm and leg bones. The bones
were placed in a box and taken to Health Commissioner RAYMOND's office.
The latter inquired into the matter and ascertained these facts: In 1780
there stood at a point north of Love lane, south of Pierrepont street,
east of Monroe place and west of Henry street a fort, which was well
known in Revolutionary times, but for which no name could be found in
STYLES' History of Brooklyn of POPPLETON's survey made in 1816 at the
request on Hezekial PIERREPONT, from which sources Dr. RAYMOND obtained
his information. The fort was 450 feet square and Love lane ran
directly through the centre of it. It was frequently spoken of by old
residents, who told of seeing large numbers of British soldiers there.
The skeletons are supposed to be those of soldiers who were killed
during the Revolution and were buried in the fort. Coroner KELLER will
not hold an inquest on the skeletons.
2 October 1882
AT REST-A Veteran of the War and Journalist Buried.
Mr. ROBERT FERGUS, well known in newspaper circles in Brooklyn, was
buried on Sunday in Jersey City. The deceased served in the Union Army
during the war and many of his old comrades met to do honor to his memory.
Rankin Post No.10, of this city, the Veteran Union and the Colored Guards of
New Jersey and other military organizations were represented at the
Services were held before the interment at which the Rev.Mr. TAYLOR paid
a kindly tribute to the dead.
Mr. JAMES MCDERMOTT spoke as an old newspaper associate of Mr.FERGUS.
Healluded feelingly to the fact that in his journalistic career Mr. FERGUS
had never made an enemy and was acknowledged in all circles to thoroughly
competent in his profession. The reamins were interred at the Pallisades
Cemetery and volley was fired over the grave by the old comrades of the
deceased. Among those present were
Colonel WILLIAM BOOTH,
Richard E. JOHNSON and many prominent members of the Grand Army of the Republic.
6 October 1882
Alfred J. FLETCHER of Company A, died very suddenly on Monday last and was
buried yesterday at Evergreens Cemetery. The funeral was attended by Captain
William J. COLLINS and members of the company in citizen's dress. He had
been in the company about three years and was a good soldier and agreeable companion.
Captain James L. DEATSON, of Company O, announces the death of ex-Captain
John Pedroncelli in orders, and directs the company to assemble at the armory
Sunday next at 12:30 p.m.
23 November 1882
Burial of a Veteran
John L. STEPHENSON, aged 57, veteran of the late war, was buried in Calvary
Cemetery from his house; No. 140 Skillman street, E. D., by Dakin Post G. A.
R. yesterday afternoon. Forty-five comrades were in line. Acting Commander
HOLLAND, in the absence of the Post Commander, performed the Grand Army
service and a salute was fired.
25 November 1882
Death of a Thirteenth Regiment Veteran
John M. CHRISFIELD, a veteran of the Thirteenth Regiment, formerly of
Company C, died on Thursday last of consumption at his residence, 52 South
Portland avenue, in the 45th year of his age. Colonel Fred BALDWIN has issued
an order announcing his death and requesting the members of the Veteran
Association to assemble at the armory tomorrow at 1 P. M. in citizens’ dress,
white gloves, crape on badge, to attend the funeral which will take place from
the house. Deceased was a uniformed member of the association and took an
active interest in its affairs. He was a genial companion and much esteemed by
2 December 1882
DEATH OF A WAR VETERAN
Comrade R. R. HANCOCK, of Rankin Post No. 10, who died on Thanksgiving
Day morning, at the Garfield Home for Consumptives this city, will be buried
to-morrow at 1:30 P.M., from the Hanson Place M.E. Church. The comrades
of the post will assemble in uniform, at the Long Island Depot, at 1 P.M.,
with drum and fife corps under Drum Major Henry EASON, to attend the ceremonies.
The body will be taken to Cypress Hill Cemetery. Comrade HANCOCK was an
inmate of the Soldiers' Home, at Bath, absent on leave, but being too weak
to return, was admitted to the Garfield Home through the efforts of Mrs. A. W.
TENNEY. The post at a late meeting passed a vote of thanks to Mrs. TENNEY
for her efforts in behalf of Comrade HANCOCK, and the Adjutant was directed
to transmit, the same to her and to the public press at Brooklyn.
5 December 1882
The Military and the Penal Code - Civil Officers Elected.
Company F. Captain George H. PETTIT, Twenty-third Regiment, elected
the following civil officers at the annual meeting of the company last evening:
President R. T. HOLLY;
Vice-President, R. W. ROBINSON;
Recording Secretary, Frank A. WEEKS;
Financial Secretary, Corporal A. L. SCANTLEBURY;
Treasurer, Corporal B. P. FOWLER.
Finance Committee -
Sergeant Oliver B. ALLEN and Corporal J. R. GIBB
George L. FOX,
Sergeant John R. JARVIS,
Privates George ITHELL, A. W. SCHENCK and E. F. HOGG.
First Sergeant Frank A. GREEN of Company K Thirteenth Regiment, has
bee presented with a veteran's pin by Captain George B. SQUIRES.
14 December 1882
Privates Horace M. KING, Frank SCHENCK, Edward MARTIN and C. B. ALLEN,
Seventeenth Separate Company of Flushing, have received their discharges,
the term of enlistment having expired. Private Michael WHELAN, same
command, has been dropped from the roll.
4 April 1885
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
ANOTHER VETERAN GONE
Peter FINN, a war veteran of the Fourteenth Regiment, died yesterday.
His remains will be buried from his late residence, corner of Pacific
and Nevins street, to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. The War Veteran
Association of the Fourteenth Regiment, will assemble at their
headquarters in the City Hall, with red caps and white gloves at 1 o'
clock. Post Rankin No. 10, G. A. R., of which he was a member, is also
ordered to parade.
6 April 1885
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
TERRY - On Sunday, April 5, 1885, David D. TERRY, in the 44th year of
his age. Funeral services will be held at his late residence, 27 Third
place, on Wednesday at 5 P. M. Interment at convenience of the family.
Members of the John A. Dix Post, No. 135, G. A. R., of the Prince of
Orange Lodge, F. and A. M., of New York; of Senate Council, No. 73,
Order of United Friends, of the late One Hundred and Seventy-sixth
Regiment, NY. Y. Vols, are invited to attend.
10 April 1885
AFTER THE PARADE-THE SOLDIER WHO LEFT HIS RIFLE IN CHARGE OF HIS 'UNCLE'
When the Thirty second Regiment, N. G. S. N. Y. turned out last October
in the grand military parade in honor of Grover CLEVELAND, Richard
HANNAH, a tall, slum, fiery haired ex-member, took his place once more
as a volunteer in the ranks of his old regiment, having been provided
with uniform and rifle for the occasion by the regimental armorer, Otto
LANSDORF. After the parade, however, Hannah, it appears, failed to
return the rifle, which is valued at $20. The discovery of the weapon
in a New York pawn shop recently having been reported at the
headquarters of the regiment, on Stagg street, a warrant was obtained
from Justice NAEHER charging Hannah with converting to his own use the
property of the State of New York. The warrant was placed in the hands
of Officer Henry MILLER, of Justice Naeher's court, who, on learning the
Hannah was residing at 227 East One Hundred and Third street, New York,
proceeded thither, only, however, to find that he was absent on
business. Miller on further search found and arrested him carting
kindling wood in One Hundred and Sixth street, near First avenue. The
prisoner was taken over to the Eastern District, and locked up in the
Sixth Precinct Station House till this morning, when, on being produced
before Justice Naeher, he acknowledged the truth of the charge against
him, but pleased that forces of circumstances - the necessity of
providing for his wife and children - had compelled him to hypothecate
the State's rifle with his avuncular relation for fifty cents. The
sternness of the judicial countenance seemed for a moment to give way,
but did not. The justice gave Hannah till tomorrow to prepare for
examination., Lansdorf, it is said, is willing to withdraw the complaint.
16 April 1885
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
AN OLD SOLDIER'S DESTITUTION
Sergeant EASON, of the Second Precinct, received an anonymous
communication from a person residing in the lower part of the First Ward this
morning calling his attention to the fact that an estimable citizen, named
Charles B. UNDERHILL, was dying from starving at his residence, No. 63
Middagh Street. The sergeant sent Officer CAMPBELL to investigate the case.
The unfortunate patient was found in a miserably furnished room at the
address indicated. His features were pinched with pain and he administered
to his own wants from a tomato can of dirty water at his head. His wife was
in the front room, a handsomely furnished apartment, where she received the
officer with much grace. She had no time and professed on inclination to
attend to her husbands wants. The house in which they live is owned by Mrs.
UNDERHILL's mother. UNDERHILL was a lame soldier and received a bad wound in
the last year of the conflict that effectively disabled him from further
service. He procured some light employment in New York and was universally
regarded as an excellent citizen and a good husband. He was stricken with
disease a few months since and his old wound trouble came back to him with
Sergeant EASON notified the Charities Commissioners and Clerk SHORT
detached William MURRAY to investigate the case. Mr. MURRAY's survey of the
situation developed nothing new. UNDERILL was removed tot he County Hospital
at 9 o'clock this morning.
6 May 1885
A Well Known Veterans Funeral.
The funeral of L.E. McLAUGHLIN, of Devin Post, took place Monday from his
late residence, 660 Atlantic Avenue. It was largely attended by veterans of
the late war. The Fourteenth Regiment, of which eh deceased was a member,
Annual Ball of the Brooklyn Old Guard.
The Brooklyn Old Guard, composed of honorably discharged National Guardsmen,
held a reception last night in Heiser's Assembly Rooms, 136 Broadway. The
attendance was large, and a most enjoyable evening was passed. Dancing to
the music of Schneider's orchestra was kept up until an early hour this
The arrangements were in charge of the following committees:
Sergeant Edward J. TREMBLY,
Sergeant George W. SMITH,
Sergeant F.S. VERITZAN,
Corporal H.R. BUCKINGHAM,
Corporal Garrett C. SLINGLAND,
Corporal A.S. GOMBERE,
Corporal D. R. WHITEHEAD,
Corporal James HENNIGAN,
George C. SENIOR,
E.W. GOMBERS, Jr.,
R. B. BAYLEY,
Captain George CONOVER,
Second Lieutenant John F. SMITH,
Corporal George J. LABANCKA,
Corporal William C. DUNN,
Corporal Joseph M. WALLWORK,
George W. TONKINS,
William A. MECEDA,
George B. ELMORE,
J. Warren TWAY,
George W. GOODRICH,
Robert M. HOPPS,
William F. TOAWSEND,
James H. RENSHAW.
First Lieutenant John A. WALSH,
First Sergeant John H. BELL,
Sergeant James F. KELLY, Q.M.
Sergeant W.W. WILLIAMS,
Musician Merritt B. BRADT.
28 July 1887
DEATH of COURT OFFICER COLLIGAN
George COLLIGAN, one of the oldest and best known officers in the
Supreme Court, was seized with cramps and drowned while bathing at
the foot of Washington St. late yeaterday afternoon.
He was 56 years old, an old fireman and belonged to "Constitution No.7"
engine, with Judge WALSH and W.A. and Robert FUREY. He was Constable
of the Second Ward for twenty-one years and went to the war with
the Second Fire Zouaves.
5 September 1889
In the Midst of Life Preparing for Death.
How a War Veteran of the Fourteenth Regiment Was Measured for a Coffin,
Selected It. Also, His Burial Place, and Died a Few Days Later.
James B. TOMSEY, a veteran of the Fourteenth Regiment, who died on Saturday
last at his late residence, 576 Gates avenue, aged about 44 years and 6
months, was a cheerful, thoughtful man, and friends and former comrades in
arms were present at his funeral, which took place on Monday, the Interment
being made at Cypress Hills.
Mr. TOMSEY had been twice married and was a widower with five children. He
was from 1878 to 1886 an employee of the Brooklyn Post Office, a portion of
the time connected with Brevoort Station. He was latterly a bank clerk.
While he was not a sick man in the common use of the words, his physician,
who attended him only during the last six days of his life, certified that
he died of Bright's disease and enlargement of the heart. It is now known
that a few days before he was taken seriously ill he visited Undertaker A.
LEWIS at 464 DeKalb avenue, and somewhat astonished that gentleman by
expressing a wish to be measured for a burial casket.
Mr. LEWIS noticed nothing unusual in his manner, no despondency nor lack of
cheerfulness. Mr. TOMSEY said that "The dead can take care of themselves,
but the living must be provided for." Mr. TOMSEY was not only measured, but
selected a rosewood casket, made satisfactory arrangements for paying for
it when wanted, and left the place. He went thence directly to Cypress Hills
Cemetery and pointed out the spot where he desired to be buried, between
the graves of his two wives in his family plot. He then returned home and
read to his housekeeper his will in which he had made such provisions as he
could for his children. All this occurred, as already stated, before he was
taken ill, and it would appear that he must have had some strange
premonition that his days were drawing rapidly to a close.
20 September 1889
Changes In Company E, Thirteenth Regiment
The following members have been expelled from Company E. Thirteenth Regiment,
by a unanimous vote of the company for failure to pay dues and neglect of duty:
George C. BALLARD
William H. AGUELL
Justin L. MCDENNOTT
Henry M. LAMPUS
Charles R. MATTHEWS
William B. BIRD
Capt. William KERBY has appointed Corporal William E. COZZENS, Quartermaster
Sargeant and Privates G. DEWIT DOWLING, Frederick R. POST, and William
WALTON, Jr, Corporals. Company drills will be resumed in this company on
Friday evening this week.
13 July 1898
Recruits From the Seventeen Separate Company Off for the War.
The Flushing Journal of Tuesday evening printed the following:
The boys of the Seventeenth are off. They left the Main street depot at
8:15 this morning for Manhattan, thirty five men all told, under the command
of Captain KLEIN and Lieutenants McCOY and DOOLEY.
The list of accepted volunteers is as follows:
KLIEN, John F., Captain, Floral Park. [KLEIN above, KLIEN here]
McCOY, R.C., Lieutenant, 311 Lincoln street, Flushing.
DOOLEY, Thomas J., Lieutenant, 70 State street, Flushing.
SEXTON, G.T.G., Lieutenant.
FLATTISH Corporal, Manhattan.
NEIDHART, Oscar, Corona.
TOOKER, A.J., Corona.
DONALDSON, W.I., Jamaica.
BROMBACHER, A., Manhattan.
JOHNSTONE, S.M., Woodside.
KENNEDY, Daniel F., 138 New Locust street, Flushing.
SAPP, J.L., Jamaica.
DEMAREST, W.A., Newtown.
LAWRENCELLE, A., Newtown.
JOHNSTONE, George W., Bayside.
REMER, Arthur, Flushing.
McMAHON, Edward, Newtown.
DOSCHER, Albert, Whitestone.
DOOLEY, Charles, 127 Forest Avenue, Flushing.
RYAN, J.J., Newtown.
TODD, Thomas H., Jr., Boerum avenue, Murray Hill.
CHAPMAN, J.W., Lincoln street, Flushing.
REYNOLDS, J.F., Corona.
McCABE, J.S., 217 Cypress avenue, Flushing.
DOWNEY, George T., Newtown.
DeBEUCKLEARE, W., Woodside.
RICHARDS, C.A., 121 Barclay street, Flushing.
MARTIN, Henry, Newtown.
HAYDEN, Robert, Jr., New York.
WEISS, Henry, College Point.
VOLLMER, Christian, Winfield.
CLAVIN, F., Long Island City.
BLIGH, F., Long Island City.
SEARLES, J.V., Jamaica.
MADDEN, Walter, Long Island City.
The rejected volunteers are
BROWN, R.H., Corporal
GILLFILLAN, John M., Corporal
NIMMO, W.H.D., Quartermaster
HARGROVE, Thomas, Private
THOMPSON, A.M., Private
One of the men who was most anxious to enlist was Surgeon COOMBS but he had
Arriving at the Twelfth Regiment the recruits were examined by Major BOOTH
of the Two Hundred and Third Regiment. Nine were rejected. Lieutenant
McCOY and Privates CHAPMAN and MADDEN were not taken on account of defective
eyesight. Private VOLLMER was not tall enough. Lieutenant McCOY says the
men are rejected for trivial causes.
The accepted men were given a furlough until 2 o'clock Wednesday, when they
are to report to the Twenty-second Regiment Armory. From there they will
probably go to Camp Black.
15 July 1898
A Dead Veteran.
John CHRASTIL, a veteran of the late war, sixty-five, years of age, died at
his residence, 76 Academy street, on July 12th. He was formerly a member of
E.A. Kimball Post No. 100 New York city, but lately he had not belonged to
any post. His last wishes were to be buried with the honors of a soldier.
He leaves a widow and three grown up daughters. Commander Clark E. SMITH of
Post 283 being notified by the family of his last wishes, at once proceeded
to gather the comrades together from Ringold and Sheridan posts.
With the help of Comrades MILLS and CONKLIN enough members were secured to
carry out their comrade's wishes. The casket was draped with the colors
under which he fought, by Mrs. Leonora CONKLIN, a member of Corps No. 62 of
this city. The funeral occurred at the deceased's home on Thursday
afternoon. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. GLENK pastor of the
German Methodist Church on Academy. The post services were held at the
house. The remains were taken to the Fresh Pond Crematory where the body
was cremated according to directions. The members of the Women's Relief
Corps were also present.
29 July 1898
CLICK HERE: (For a picture Of Mr Fish)
Funeral of Hamilton Fish Jr. of the Rough Riders
The New York Times: July 29,1898 12:1-2
HAMILTON FISH'S FUNERAL
BURIED WITH MILITARY HONORS AFTER IMPRESSIVE SERVICES AT ST. MARK'S CHURCH
With the military honors appropriate to his rank, Sergt. Hamilton,
FISH, Jr., of Troop L of the Rough Riders, who was one of the first American
soldiers to fall in the advance against Santiago, was buried in the Fish
family plot at Garrison's-on-the-Hudson yesterday afternoon. Funeral
services were held at St. Mark's Protestant Episcopal Church, in this city,
just before noon. These services, although of a simple character, were made
impressive by the participation of many of the dead soldier's military and
college friends and by the uncommon demonstration of public interest which
the services evoked.
A crowd of several hundreds of people assembled in the vicinity of the
quaint little church in St. Mark's Place, near Second Avenue, early in the
forenoon, although the time set for the services to begin was 11:30
o'clock. This crowd swelled rapidly, and when the uniformed members of
Squadron A who had been detailed to act as escort and pall bearers reached
the church they found an eager but orderly multitude sufficiently large to
fill the church ten times over. A strong detail of policemen, under
Inspector CROSS and Capt. DELANEY, established a cordon aroundthe church,
thereby preventing any obstruction of the approaches.
Owing to the limited capacity of the building, it was necessary to
restrain the general public until after the funeral party and invited guests
were seated. Only a few hundred other persons were admitted, and the
remaining thousands contented themselves withpeering through the iron fence
of the venerable churchyard, or watching from across the street the platoon
of Squadron A men who, with the exception of the pall bearers, remained
outside the church throughout the services.
A delegation of nearly seventy-five members of the Delta Psi, the
college fraternity to which Hamilton FISH belonged, marched into the church
about 11:15 o'clock and took seats reserved for them on the right of the
main aisle. The front pews on the left of the main aisle were reserved for
members of the family, and pews in the centre of the church were assigned to
the wounded members of the Rough Ridersand the Seventy-first Regiment, New
There were about a dozen of these wounded boys in blue in attendance,
including Sergt. Joseph KLINE of Troop L, Rough Riders, who was shot in the
knee, Edward CULVER of the same troop, who was shot through the body, and
Corp. G.H. SEAVER of the same troop, who was shot through the right leg.
The latter proudly remarked that he hadcharge of the ration squad to which
Hamilton Fish belonged.Other Rough Riders present were Basil RICKETTS of
Troop K, who limped into church with a wounded hip, and Mason MITCHELL, also
of Troop K. There were also the following wounded members of the gallant
Seventy-first: George FEATHERSTONE of Company F, Fred C. KUEHNLE of Company
D, Richard A. BEAVAN of Company C, and E. J. ALBERSOF Company E. Nearly all
of these soldiers were in a disabled condition, and they received much
sympathetic attention from the feminine portion of the crowd in the streets.
When the members of the family reached the church it was11:30 o'clock, and
the sweet-toned organ was softly murmuring 'Asa's Death,' by Grieg. The
coffin containing the bodyof the dead soldier had been placed in the
vestibule of the church on Thursday evening. A large American flag
completely covered it. As the mourners entered the vestibule the eight
members of Squadron A, detailed as pallbearers, raised the casket to their
shoulders and passed into the church. Three clergymen were at the portal to
escort the funeral party to the chancel. Thesewere the Rev. Walter E.
BENTLEY, curate of St. Mark's; the Rev. William Montague GEER, vicar of St.
Paul's; and the Rev. William H. VIBERT, vicar of Trinity Chapel. The names
of the bearers were
Private William ADAMS,
Private Arthur CORLIES,
Private Stacy RICHMOND,
Private Philip J. STILLMAN,
Private O. Z. WHITEHEAD,
Private W. Albert PEASE, Jr.,
Private Joseph CARSON,
Private Alexander L. WARD.
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas FISH, the parents of Sergt. FISH, followed the
casket, and with them were ex-Speaker Hamilton FISH with Mrs. Lloyd BRYCE
[,] Gen. Lloyd BRICE with Mrs. Hamilton FISH, the Misses BRYCE, ex-Mayor
Edward COOPER, and other close friends of the family.
Organist Edward MULLIGAN played the funeral march from 'Siegfried' as
the procession moved up the aisle. Other music during the service was the
funeral march from Beethoven's 'Eroica' symphony,'Lamentation,' by
[Guilmant?], and the communion by Batiste. The vocal parts were sung by the
choir,comprising Mrs. CORNELL, soprano; Miss Clara A. JEWEL, alto; A.
WARNER, tenor;and John C. DEMPSEY, basso.
While the choir sang 'Rock of Ages' the members of the Delta Psi
performed their peculiar ceremony of laying evergreen upon the coffin of
their dead comrade. A fraternity procession was formed up the main aisle
and down one of the side aisles, and as each man passed the flag-covered
casket he dropped a spring of evergreen upon it, the whole forming a thin
layer the entire length of the lid.
The Floral Tributes
There was a profuse and beautiful display of floral tributes in the
chancel. Completely covering the pulpit were five wreaths ‹ one large one
of pond lilies, another of lilies of the valley and purple im[m?] ortelles,
and two of white and pink roses. Along the top of the pulpit was a border
of pink roses. On the font was a rich wreath of white roses with myrtle,
tied with red, white, and blue ribbons, and at the base of the font were
clusters of white roses. The lectern was adorned with three wreaths of
roses and autumn leaves, and along the chancel rail were several handsome
wreaths and clusters of white, red, and pink roses. Directly in the centre
was one large wreath of white lilies. Near by was a wreath of white roses,
tied with white ribbons, on which small American flags were imprinted. The
names of the donors of these numerous mementos were made known only to
members of the family. The flowers were distributed among the hospitals in
this vicinity. The duties of usher were performed by the following personal
friends and former school associates of Hamilton FISH, Jr.--
Dr. D. W.WYNKOOP,
Hamilton Fish BENJAMIN,
Leon M. LAWSON,
H. Evelyn PIERREPONT,
C. R. SWORDS,
R. M. MILES,
Arthur O CHOATE,
L. C. NESBIT,
R. L. MORRIS,
J. H. PRENTICE,
W. S. GURNEE,third, and William ROGERS.
Among the occupants in the pews in the
body of the church were
Bishop and Mrs. Henry C. POTTER,
Gen. Wager SWAYNE,
Thomas C. PLATT,
E. N. TAILER,
George L.RIVES and wife,
John C. COWDIN,
E. H. HARRIMAN, Jr.,
John J. McCOOK,
Cyrus Field JUDSON,
the Rev. Granville G. MERRILL, rector of St.Mary's Church, at Tuxedo;
Police Magistrate CORNELL,
Major John J. McCLINTOCK,
Mr. and Mrs. Van Horn STUYVESANT,
Mr. and Mrs.William R. STEWART,
Mrs. Robert BACON, and James Brown POTTER.
There were several soldiers present other than the wounded heroes
from the Cuban battlefields. All soldiers were
promptly admitted to the church and furnished with seats.
After the services in the church the body was borne out to the hearse
by the military pall bearers, the escort platoon from Squadron A standing in
the street meanwhile at present arms. The escort consisted of fourteen
privates, in command of Sergt. JONES. This is the regulation detail for the
funeral of a Sergeant of the cavalry such as Hamilton FISH, Jr., was. The
members of the escort platoon besides Sergt. JONES were
E.Victor LOEW, Jr.,
Walter A. PEASE,
E. A. BRINCKEROFF, Jr.,
J. H. BROOKFIELD, and
FOX, and BATES.
Escorted by this military detail on foot, the hearse and
mourners' carriages proceeded through Tenth Street to Fifth Avenue, thence
to Forty-third Street, and through that street to the Grand Central
Station. Two special cars had been placed at the disposal of Mr. Nicholas
FISH, and these took the body and the funeral party to Garrisons, leaving
Grand Central Station at 2:0[6?] P.M.
The Ceremony At the Grave
The internment was in the FISH family plot, in which several
generations of the Fish family are buried. The brief religious ceremony at
the grave was conducted by the Rev. Dr. W. Thompson,rector of St Philips
Church of Garrisons. After he had pronounced the benediction [, ?] the
military escort fired the regulation salute of three volleys over the grave
[, ?] Trumpeter BATES sounded 'taps', the signal for 'lights out,' and the
funeral of Sergt. Hamilton FISH, Jr., was over.
6 August 1898
A Veteran's Return.
Reported Missing and Also Reported Stricken with Yellow Fever.
George A. ROWLANDSON, a nephew of the Rev. E.H. ROLANDSON, has returned from
the seat of war, having arrived on the United States transport Concho on
Sunday last from Santiago. Mr. ROWLANDSON is a member of Company H,
Seventy-first Regiment, New York Volunteers, and took part in the famous
charge of San Juan Hill on July 1st and 2d. From the time of the battle
until the 20th of July the young man was reported as being among the
missing, and when he was heard from it was said he was stricken with yellow
fever. His safe return has caused rejoicing among his numerous friends and
those of his uncle. The veteran is the last male descendant of a family
whose history dates back to King Phillip's war.
11 August 1898
A Soldier Drowned.
A member of the Twenty-Second Regiment was drowned Wednesday evening between
Fort Schulyer and Whitestone. About twenty-five passengers, several of whom
were members of the Twenty-Second Regiment, started to cross the Sound in
the launch Twilight, owned and sailed by George FLAGG. Frederick KEELER, a
member of Company F, fell into the water from the top of the cabin and was drowned.
21 August 1898
Trouble is Reported Among Soldiers at Camp Black.
Over One Hundred and Fifty Privates Skipped the Place on Sunday to go
There is trouble at Camp Black on account of the way in which soldiers
skipped away on Sunday to go and see friends. Many privates of the
Seventy-First Regiment are now under arrest and of the 163 men who deserted
camp yesterday only twenty three appeared at roll call. They were put in
the guard house which is in a big tent.
Thirty of the deserters came from New York to Hempstead on Sunday night and
were met by the provost guard. The men ran by the guard and then went to
Major Henry DeWitt HAMILTON has been relieved as Provost Marshal and from
the command of the Seventy-First detachment.
Major Frank WOOK, of the Two Hundred and Second Regiment has been detailed
to fill both vacancies. He began his work at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon by
placing a guard of sixty men around the camp of the Seventy-first
detachment, and then disarmed the Seventy-First Regiment recruits in camp.
24 August 1898
Daily Star-Greenpoint--Home on Furlough.
Young LUHRS of this City Tells His Experience at Santiago.
Henry LUHRS, one of the musicians of the Seventy-First Regiment, is home on
a three days' furlough. His father J.H. LUHRS, went to Camp Wikoff on
Monday and his son came back to Long Island City with him and will remain
Young LUHRS looks well, but has not entirely recovered his strength since he
was sick with malaria such as the climate of Cuba produces. The
Seventy-first, he says, had their full share of hardships to bear during the
campaign at Santiago. There were hardly a man who was not sick during the
stay in Cuba. They had shelter tents which were large enough for two to
crawl into. If it happened to rain at night there was no such thing as
sleeping in one of these tents with the floods of water running through it.
Mosquitoes did not trouble them, but there were tarantulas, centipedes and
land crabs. During the day the flies were very troublesome.
Hard tack and fat bacon was the one article of diet three times a day. They
had the same things for breakfast, dinner, and supper, and were glad to get
enough of that. A few days before they came away they got some bread and
later canned meat, beans and tomatoes for variety.
On the day of the battle the Seventy-first got a taste of what it meant to
be under fire while marching up to take their position in line. Spanish
shells suddenly began to fly about them and for a mile and a half they had
to submit passively to this exciting experience before they got into action.
In the charge at San Juan hill the Seventy-first had a share of the fighting
with the regulars. They were not supplied with nippers to cut the barbed
wire as the regulars were, and they had to get through it as best they
could. The Spaniards strung this wire all about Santiago. The troops were
continually running up against it and that was the cause of a good many of
the wounds the Americans received. It was the intention to carry the first
line of entrenchments and then fight the Spaniards from there, but the
first trench in places was so filled with the dead Spaniards that the troops
swept on over the hill and down the other side and half way across the plain
to Santiago before they stopped.
Between 11 and 12 o'clock the next night after the battle the Spaniards
attempted to surprise the Americans by attacking the line just where the
Seventy-first was stationed. Half the men were in trenches while the other
half were down the hill asleep in their tents. The firing was hot while it
lasted, but the Spaniards found they had barked up the wrong tree and
retreated with heavy losses.
The drums of the musicians were unloaded at Siboney, and that was the last
seen of them. Everyone of the musicians was assigned to duty in the ranks
or detailed for service with the hospital corps. They found themselves
carrying muskets instead of drums.
One of the hardships they had to endure was the rain. There was a downpour
nearly every day that soaked the men to the skin. Their clothing was hardly
dry from the time they landed until they left, and this was one of the
things that undermined the health of the troops. The rain was not without
its uses for it gave .. [rest missing]
26 August 1898
Daily Star-Greenpoint--The Camp at Montauk Point.
Perhaps the most interesting feature of the war to the average reader are
the camps which are now being formed, composed of the troops that have seen
service. Of these camps, Camp Wikoff is the most interesting and the
largest. The troops that have seen active service around Santiago are
arriving there as fast as the transports can bring them from Cuba. The camp
itself is situated in an ideal spot for such purpose. It is at the eastern
extremity of Long Island, on a point called Montauk, which breaks out into
the Atlantic Ocean, and for a distance of about ten miles is a rolling
country, entirely free from trees and covered with turf. A narrow strip of
sand joins it to the mainland.
This entire point has been given over to form a camp for about 30,000 men.
He hospital tents, the detention camps (where those suspected of contagious
fever are confined), and the headquarters of the different generals are all
marked with appropriate flags so that anyone viewing the place from the
hills can point out the different parts of the whole camp.
Here day by day men are arriving from Cuba men who have become famous in
the Santiago campaign and many of those we have been reading about from
day to day may be seen riding or walking about in their war stained
One of the most picturesque and interesting sights was the landing last week
of the famous First Volunteer Calvary, known as the "Rough Riders," and when
they came through with Colonel Theodore ROOSEVELT at the head, and General
WHEELER, the commander of the cavalry division, with them, the enthusiasm of
those who were gathered there was extraordinary.
The illustration which we print this week and which is reproduced in
Harper's Weekly, shows Colonel ROOSEVELT and General WHEELER at the head of
their troops, being escorted by General YOUNG, who was in command at Camp
Wikoff at the time, to the particular hill where they have since formed their camp.
30 August 1898
Sick Soldiers at St. John's
Ord KOCH, a private in Troop F, First Calvary, twenty six years of age, was
taken sick at Mrs. Kate STARK's saloon, corner of Seventh street and West
avenue, with malarial fever and weakness and was taken to St. John's Hospital.
At 1:45 o'clock, Wednesday morning, William O'CONNOR, a member of Company B,
Seventh United States Infantry, are arrived from Montauk sick. He was
unconscious when the train reached the Long Island City depot. He was taken
to St. John's Hospital in an ambulance.
Home At Last.
Several Greenpoint Members of the Fighting Seventy-First Back Again.
A number of members of the famous Seventy-First Regiment are now home on
furlough in Greenpoint, and one of them, A. WASHBURN of Company F, living at
122 Noble street, was so ill that he could not attempt to march up Broadway
on Monday. His father and mother met him at the train and went home with
them immediately. He kept up wonderfully riding on the trolley car through
Greenpoint, and he walked from Franklin street up Noble to the family
residence, but there he broke down completely.
It was stated on Tuesday by Mrs. WASHBURN that the boy was a wreck of what
he was only a few months ago when he went to the front. She declared that
he had suffered from neglect, and had he received common, ordinary treatment
he would not have been in the pitiable condition he is now in, wasted away
to a mere skeleton and unable to hold his head up.
Young WASHBURN is attended by Dr. CAMPBELL of Leonard street.
Mrs. ALLEN, of 125 Calyer street saw him at Montauk Point on Saturday and he
was so delighted to see her that he threw his arms around her neck for very
joy. She gave him a pear to eat, but soon after he had eaten it was seized
with severe pains. This goes to show the wretched condition in which he was
in. His stomach was so unused to food that the pear made him so ill that he
cried in pain: "I am afraid I am done for now." His stomach and entire
system was in a state of collapse. His mother stated on Tuesday that she
did not take off her clothes in all the night watching by his bedside. He
went to the war a bright, healthy, happy young man, and he comes home a
Marching Up Broadway.
First Sergeant D.T. TUNSTALL of Company K, Seventy-first Regiment, and of
1032 Manhattan avenue, states that the attempt to march up Broadway was a
mistake, the boys were so weak. However, they were glad to do it, but the
exertion was worse than much that they experienced down in Cuba. I never
saw such masses of humanity, said Sergeant TUNSTALL. It was wonderful.
Company K went to Camp Black last May with eighty men and three officers.
They march up Broadway with only thirty-two men and one officer, less than
half. The company left thirteen men in Santiago and two have died there
since the departure of the company. They lost three men during their stay
in Montauk. Fully one half of the company are disabled or dead. All the
regiment was carried on cable cars to Eighth street and then, as many as
could, marched from Eighth street to Thirty-fourth street and the armory.
Sergeant TUNSTALL looks as well and healthy as he did last spring. To all
appearances the war has agreed with him.
Stephen NEWMAN of Graham avenue and Conselyea street came home early in the week.
8 September 1898
The funeral of Thomas O'BRIEN occurred Wednesday afternoon and the body was
interred in Calvary Cemetery with military honors. Since the death of
private O'BRIEN the body had been at Conway's undertaking establishment on
Jackson avenue. The body had a Seventy-first uniform on and was inclosed in
an oak casket.
Captain Malcolm A. RAFFERTY of Company F of which O'BRIEN was a member had
charge of the funeral arrangements. The corpse was placed in a hearse and
the procession started from the undertaker's a little before three o'clock.
A detachment of ten men from the Seventy-first Regiment under command of
Corporal OGDEN acted as military escort. Eight pall bearers, also
Seventy-first Regiment men walked on either side of the hearse. Captain
RAFFERTY and a Lieutenant of the Seventy-first walked just behind the hearse
and behind them came a few carriages most of them empty, evidently for the
purpose of bringing back those who marched up to the cemetery.
Soldiers at St. John's Hospital
Since Wednesday noon the following soldiers have been taken to St. John's Hospital:
BLACKBURN, D.E., of Mineral Wells, Texas, a member of Company D, Third Texas Volunteers.
JONES, William, Akron, O., Company B, Eighth Ohio.
DONZE, Julius, Canton, O., Company I, Eighth Ohio
REYNOLDS, Frank, Bucyrus, O., Company A, Eighth Ohio
None of them have developed illness of a severe type and will probably be
able to leave for home after a few days care.
BLACKBURN tells of hardships endured on board the San Marcos, the transport
which brought two companies of the Third Texas to Montauk from Key West.
The boat, according to his story, was indescribably filthy and a horrible
odor permeated it. The men were fed, he says, on meat filled with worms and
had no other water to drink except the warm water from the condensers.
There were 800 men on board.
10 September 1898
Death of a Hero.
First Sergeant Herman ZIEGNER of the Seventy-first Passes Away.
Another Seventy-first Regiment hero died at St. John's Hospital on Friday
evening. He was First Sergeant Hermann ZIEGNER, a native of Germany, but
one of the first to enlist when volunteers were called for. He sacrificed
his position and his home was broken up in order that he might serve his
Two weeks after the regiment landed at Montauk he came to Long Island City
on a furlough suffering from pernicious malaria. For a day or two he was
able to sit up and since his arrival two weeks ago he has been able to sit
up now and then for a day, but gradually grew worse. Dr. BRENNAN attended
him during the two weeks he was in Long Island City, not only free of
charge, but he also furnished the medicine. He gave the case the most
careful attention and on Tuesday assisted Mrs. ZIEGNER in finding a place
for his admission to a private hospital in New York. The hospital has no
ambulance, liverymen were afraid to allow the use of their carriages for a
fever patient, and the Red Cross ambulance had more to do than could be
attended to. When a carriage was finally secured Sergeant ZIEGNER was too
weak to ride in one. On Thursday evening he was taken to St. John's
Hospital. Mrs. ZIEGNER accompanied her husband to the hospital and was
permitted to sit by his side until death, which occurred at 8 o'clock Friday
The sergeant was born in Germany thirty-two years ago. He came to America
when fourteen years old. Several years ago he enlisted in Troop E of the
Seventh Cavalry and was stationed out on the frontier for several years
serving in Indian wars. In 1890 he was presented with a medal of honor by
Congress for bravery. On the back of the medal is inscribed the words: "The
Congress Presented to Hermann ZIEGNER, Troop E, Seventh Cavalry, Sioux
After eight years service he was honorably discharged and came to New York.
At the breaking out of the war he was employed as a night watchman at the
safe deposit vaults in the Equitable Building. He went out with the
Seventy-first Regiment as First Sergeant of Company E, and suffered all the
privation and hardship endured by the members of the Seventy-first in the
Mr. ZIEGNER was married four years ago. He left no children, but his widow
will soon become a mother. They lived on One Hundred and Twenty-fourth
street, between Seventh and Lenox avenues, New York. Mr. ZIEGNER's salary
was not continued after he left his regiment, and Mrs. ZIEGNER was obliged
to give up her house. Mrs. E. BRACKEN of 86 Seventh street, Long Island
City, who has known the family for years gave up her house and Sergeant
ZIEGNER was there until he went in the hospital. He hoped to go back to his
work on the 15th inst.
Those who knew Sergeant ZIEGNER speak of him in the highest terms as a man.
He was a fine specimen of manhood, over six feet in height and possessing a
splendid physique. "After the battle was over I had no fears for him," said
Mrs. ZIEGNER. "He was so strong I felt certain he would come back all
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon from the house at 86 Seventh
street, and the interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
12 September 1898
The funeral of First Sergeant Hermann ZIEGNER of Company E., Seventy-first
Regiment occurred Sunday afternoon from 86 Seventh street. The casket
containing the body was covered with an American flag. Several carriages
that followed the hears were filled with members of the Seventy-first. The
interment was in Calvary Cemetery with military honors.
Home on Furlough.
Private DUGGAN of the Sixty-ninth Regiment who lives on Seventh street, near
Vernon avenue, arrived home Sunday morning on a furlough and will be in Long
Island city for a few days. The regiment is now stationed at Huntsville,Ala.
16 September 1898
Mark STANTON, a member of Company A, Two Hundred and First Volunteers, died
at Camp Black on Friday, the 2d inst. The deceased was twenty-two years of
age, was well known and highly respected in Astoria where his family have
always resided. During his illness he was kindly cared for by Albert
REBALDOW, of the Red Cross Staff, and his mother and brothers who were with
him from the time they were notified of his illness until the end came. The
funeral took place on Sunday form his late residence 196 Main street, and
was largely attended.
A detachment from the Two Hundred and First took charge of the body. The
Thomas Ward and John Kendrick Associations escorted the remains to the
Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, where funeral services were read by Rev.
Father TINNY. Interment was in Calvary.
21 September 1898
Another Soldier Dead.
He Was A Member of Captain RAFFERTY¹s Company.
Joseph J. HOWARD, a member of Captain RAFFERTYY¹s Company F, of the
Seventy-first Regiment died early Wednesday morning at the home of his
cousin, Martin CARROLL, 176 Eighth street. The deceased soldier was with
his regiment all through the Santiago campaign and went to Montauk Point
with the others. Three days before the regiment came to New York he secured
furlough and came to Long Island City and went to the home of Mr. CARROLL.
He was attended by Dr. MC KEOWN and was ill for two weeks. After that he
was in fairly good health until Monday evening when he was taken with an
acute attack of dysentery. He rapidly grew worse in spite of all that was
done for him.
Young HOWARD was twenty-seven years of age. He was raised in Ireland and
came to America three and a half years ago, and from the time of his arrival
up to the departure of the regiment had lived with his cousin. He was
engaged to be married to Miss CROWE and the wedding was to take place in
November. The lady came from Ireland a short time ago.
The funeral will be held from St. Mary¹s Church on Friday morning. A solemn
requiem mass will be celebrated at 10 o¹clock and the interment will be with
military honors in Calvary Cemetery.
A Badge for George LORENZ.
On Saturday evening last a grand parade and reception was given in honor of
George LORENZ, Jr., who is home on a leave of absence from the Eighth
Regiment of which he is a member. The parade consisted of the veterans of
Long Island City, the Sons of Veterans and a large delegation of citizens
which assembled at George Muller¹s Hotel, corner of Grand and Steinway
avenues, Astoria. The line of march was down Kouwenhoven street to
Broadway, to Steinway avenue, up Steinway to the residence of his father,
476 Steinway avenue, where he is staying until he is able to return to duty.
The Woman¹s Relief Corps, No. 62, was also present at the reception and took
an active part in displaying the Stars and Stripes from the verandah. The
address was made by Commander Clark E. SMITH, Post No. 283 G.A.R., after
which the young hero was presented with a very handsome gold badge by the
citizens and Sons of Veterans and Garfield Drum and Fife Corps. The father
of the young man was much delighted at the presentation. After the
presentation Mr. LORENZ made a short address in which he related his
experience in camp. An adjournment was then taken to George Muller¹s Hotel,
corner of Grand and Steinway avenues, where refreshments were served.
23 September 1898
Better.Private ALLEN, of the Seventy-first Regiment, was able to talk cheerfully at
his residence in Calyer street on Monday, but does not see visitors yet.
The temperature has been reduced and the other complaints lessened. He is
ready as soon as he is able to tell the story of life on the troop ship
Roumania, on which he sailed from Cuba to Montauk. He is a volunteer and
expects to be discharged soon, and would as soon talk as not. Privates
WASHBURN and NEWMAN also continue to improve.
The funeral of Henry REW, of Company G, Twentieth United States Infantry,
brother of Mrs. Margaret HANLON, of Oakland and Java streets, took place on
Monday. He died at St. Catharine¹s Hospital on Friday last. The interment
was in Mrs. HANLON¹s plot in Cypress Hills Cemetery. He had been a resident
of Wellington, Kansas.
A Hero Gone.
Death of a Young Greenpointer Who Enlisted in the Regular Army.
Another victim of Camp Wikoff, Montauk Point, Frederick M. HOLM, private in
Company G, Eighth United States Infantry was laid at rest in Linden Hills
Cemetery on Monday, and around the open grave, in the bright autumnal
sunshine, stood a mother and father and other members of the family almost
prostrate with grief. And there they left the body, and the grave digger
silently threw on the dull clods of earth, and the family returned to their
desolate home at 169 Eckford street.
He would not complain, said a brother, in conversation a few days later. He
was a soldier to the last. He had accepted whatever was to come, and there
was never a murmur.
And then, the brother added, in reply to a remark, that it was tough, saying
that if he must die now, it was good to think that he had died in so noble a cause.
Mrs. HOLM, the mother, was seen at the home and could not talk. She wished
to be alone and in silence with her grief.
The funeral at the house on Sunday night was one of the most affecting
scenes ever witnessed in Greenpoint. There was a large congregation and
many tears were shed. Wrapped in the American Flag.
The casket stood in the front parlor, and wrapped around it was a large silk
American flag the Stars and Stripes for which the hero gave up his life
in a lingering death, worse in its prolonged misery than that to be found on
the battle field.
In groups here and there in the parlors were to be seen members of
organizations like the Young Men¹s Christian Association, Barbara Frietchie
Post, the Young Men¹s Republican Club, Camps R. V. Young and James McLeer of
the Sons of Veterans, etc.
There was singing of the hymns the deceased had loved to hear, for he had
been a consistent member of St. John¹s Church, and the pastor, Rev. F.W.
OSWALD, in his remarks paid fitting tribute to the many good qualities of
the young man whose body now lay apparently peacefully sleeping before them.
There were numerous floral offerings on and about the casket.
The front of Keramos Hall, occupied by the Young Men¹s Republican Club, is
draped in black in memory of this brave young many who knew not fear.
A Patriotic Incident.
The deceased was to have been married as soon as he was released from the
army to Miss Adelina HELLMAN, daughter of August HELLMAN of 236 Eckford street.
He died of typhoid fever on Friday, the 16th. He was unconscious for a week
before death. He had arrived at Camp Wikoff two weeks before his death, in
the troopship Mobile, emaciated, weak, hungry and with fever, contracted in
Cuba, already in his veins. He had not been really well all summer, but he
fought bravely at El Caney and was in the storming of the blockhouse on San
Juan Hill which is likely to become famous in future history. He was in the
hospital corps, but insisted on going into the field where he felt that he
could be of more service. He was counseled against such rashness in his
state of health, but contended that it was not rashness, but duty. His
consciousness was almost astonishing at any rate to those who think a good
deal of their comfort.
He was made an acting corporal for his bravery and was highly complimented
for his soldierly qualities by the captain of his company when in the
trenches before Santiago. He did not seem to know the meaning of fear and
he had chivalric qualities and kindness of heart that made him comparable to
a Bayard. He was in his element as a soldier. The life appeared to suit
him perfectly. His gun, his accoutrements, uniform, etc., were always up to
the mark. No dirty gun was ever flung back to him by an inspecting officer.
No soldier passed a better inspection. He took to the drill as one to the
manner born. Reveille always showed him and ready. Taps found him prepared
for sleep, unless on detail. He never shirked guard duty. Dress parade he
participated in amid the panoply of war, when often he was ready to drop
All this seems easy enough in some snug government post or fort, but try it
under the disadvantage of Cuban soil, and in a hostile country where dress
parade is often eliminated and a fight with the enemy takes its place.
A volunteer often finds vent in grumbling, even to his officers, on the
American theory that all men are created equal, the officers often giving a
half tacit approval to the idea, but try it once in the regular army before
a West Pointer and the guard house and court martial is the result.
It is stated that Mr. HOLM had bright prospects before him. He had a chance
of promotion to a lieutenancy, and that would have satisfied his ambition.
He was only twenty two years of age at the time of his death and had been a
salesman in New York before his enlistment. One of his brothers had been
with him at Camp Wikoff for a week before his death. He is remembered well
at Public School No. 34, where he attended only a few years ago and
afterward graduated from Brooklyn High School and the Long Island Business
College. He expected a furlough two days after he was taken sick.
4 October 1904
VETERAN ...... ON HIS WAY HOME-
Capt. Casswell Was Accompanied by Policeman, Who Summoned an Ambulance
Subject to Sudden Attacks
His Young Devoted Wife Had Him Removed to His Home
Captain Charles S. CASWELL, who served through the Civil War with distinction,
a retired business man of ths city, and connected with large shipbuilding
and other interests, was seized with a stroke of appoplexy yesterday
afternoon at the corner of Court and Douglass streets. An ambulance was called,
and he was taken to the Long Island College Hospital and later to his
home, at 43 Strong place.
Mr. CASWELL is 79 years old. He enjoyed excellent health up to about a
year ago, when he became the victim of fainting spells, regarded by
physicians as a sort of blind appoplexy. He received the untiring care of
his young, devoted wife. The attacks were not of frequent occurence,
taking place at intervals of weeks and lasting about twenty-four hours.
A peculiar circle of circumstances surrounded the attack of yesterday.
The nurse who has been his constant attendant for some months secured
permission to visit her up-state home. She left on Friday night, Mrs. CASWELL
assuming the role of nurse. Early yesterday Mr. CASWELL, in his usual
health, arose and ate a hearty breakfast. He expressed a desire to visit
the bank, draw some money and pay some bills. Dressing for a walk, he and
Mrs. CASWELL carried out the mission.
After their return home Mrs. CASSWELL said she wished to make some purchases
in the dry goods district.
Ffifteen minutes elapsed from the time of Mrs. CASSWELL's departure when her
husband went into the kitchen, where the servant was busily engaged, and
expressed a desire to visit the barber shop. He left the house, going
direct to the barber's, where he was shaved. Then his mind seems to have
become blank, for from there he went to the Butler Police station and
notified the sergeant at the desk that he feared some one was following
him, and feared for his life. The police all knew him, and urged him to
return home. He consented, and an officer was detailed to accompany him.
At Court and Douglass streets he was suddenly overcome by one of his attacks
and before the officer could catch him he had fallen upon his face, which
was badly cut. An ambulance was called from the Long Island College Hospital.
He was taken to the institition and placed in a private ward.
In the meantime Mrs. CASSWELL returned and learned of her husband's sudden
illness. She hurried to the hospital and had him taken home.
Mrs. CASWELL was exceedingly nervous when seen last night, for the
physicians could give no positive assurances of an immediate recovery.
She has been a devoted wife and nurse to her husband, and is quite
overcome by his latest affliction, the first in twelve months. Many friends
called to inquire as to Mr. CASWELL's condition, and hope was expressed
that his condition was not so serious as at first thought.
Note: (The name CASWELL was spelled in both ways as seen here,
At a meeting of Company E, Fourteenth Regiment, Captain A.D. LIMBERGER
presiding. Private F.S. FOSTER was elected a corporal.
Captain W.L. WATSON of Company G, thirteenth, has returned from his
vacation and resumed command of the company.
12 April 1906
ARTILLERYMAN KILLS HIMSELF WITH PISTOL.
The police of the Fort Hamilton station early this morning discovered
the body of a soldier lying in a vacant lot in Ninety-eighth street,
between Third and Fourth avenues, with a bullet wound in the right side
of his head and a revolver of the regular Army pattern by his side. An
ambulance surgeon who was summoned from the Norwegian Hospital said the
man had been dead some time. Later the man was identified as Julius
VON GLAHN, 25 years old, a member of the Ninety-eighth Company, Coast
Artillery, stationed at Fort Hamilton. The officers of the Fort say
they know of no reason why the man should have taken his own life.
26 May 1906
Capt. George TUTHILL, a veteran of the Civil War and husband of Jane L.
TUTHILL, died at his home, 239 Lexington avenue, yesterday after a short
illness. He was born in New York City Sept. 27, 1824. He joined the
Seventh Regiment, National Guard, and was appointed captain of Company
C. Later Capt. TUTHILL was transferred to Company F, Ninth Regiment,
and saw active service on the battlefield. In 1863 Capt. TUTHILL was
seriously wounded, as a result of an explosion, and was carried from the
field. Capt. TUTHILL had resided her for twenty year. He was the son of
the Late Daniel L. and Catherine A. EDWARDS TUTHILL. He was in the
coal business, and for many years had his office in the Trinity Building,
111 Broadway, Manhattan. He was a member of Lafayette Post, G.A.R.
The surviving members of the family are a widow, three daughters and
three sons. Services will be held at his late home to-morrow afternoon
at 4 o'clock, and interment will be made in Greenwood Cemetery, under
the direction of the National Funeral Directors, of 15 Greene avenue.
24 June 1906
'BUGLER' MARTIN, IN COMPANY WITH A NUMBER OF OTHER VETERANS, WILL PLAY 'TAPS'
OVER THE GRACE OF THE FAMOUS INDIAN.
John MARTIN, or "Bugler" MARTIN, as his war veteran friends call him, the
only survivor of the Custer Massacre at Little Big Horn River, Montana, June
22, 1876, is a Brooklyn man. To-day he goes, in company with a number of former
comrades-in-arms, members of the George A. Custer Garrison, of the Army and
Navy Union, to West Point, where reposes the body of the famous general and
Indian fighter. Bugler MARTIN will there do honor to the memory of the commander
he loved and knew so well in life by sounding "taps" over the hero's grave.
His companions will decorate the mound of earth with garlands as tributes to the
peerless valor of the great Indian fighter.
MARTIN is a member of the Charles F. Roe Garrison, No. 71, but will go to
West Point as a guest of Custer Garrison, No. 2, of Brooklyn. The memorial
committee consists of Alexander MC LEAN, chairman; Thomas J. MEADOWS, M. J.
RYAN, Commander Casper HURST and Secretary and Treasurer Edward V. MURTAGH. The
party, including a number of members of the garrison, will leave on the boat
from the foot of Franklin street, Manhattan, at 9 o'clock. The ceremonies are
scheduled to take place at 12 o'clock noon, and the Gen. John Sedgwick Garrison,
No. 79, will meet the Brooklynites at West Point under command of Louis
Sala Conizalina, Italy, was the place of MARTIN's birth, in 1847. He came
to this country when a young man and soon drifted into the army, where he
served as a "regular" for upwards of thirty years. For the past few years he has
been a resident of Brooklyn, filling a clerical position for a livelihood.
Of the whole command under CUSTER at the time of his death at the hands of
treacherous Sioux Indians, Bugler MARTIN is the only one who escaped the
ambush. He is proud of the distinction that falls naturally upon him on account of
the part he played in the fight against the uprisings of the Indians in the
It was by almost a miracle that Bugler John MARTIN escaped the death that
overtook all his comrades in the command. On the day of the massacre, June 25,
1876, Custer came upon a large encampment of Indians mostly Sioux on the
Little Big Horn River. The whole command had been divided up into several
divisions under Gen. CUSTER, Major RENO, Capt. BENTEEN and a few other officers.
The plan was for CUSTER and his men to advance upon the savage foe and engage
them in battle, while RENO attacked them in the rear. The general hoped thereby
to hem the Indians in and defeat them.
Gen. CUSTER miscalculated the strength of the force to which he was
opposed, and soon perceived that he was in a trap. Accordingly he called Bugler
MARTIN and bade him hasten to RENO for reinforcements. MARTIN mounted his horse,
got beyond the lines and sought out RENO. The latter, however, was found to be
faring badly at the hands of the savage Sioux and when MARTIN encountered him
he was beating a retreat. He was too weak himself to render aid to CUSTER.
Meanwhile, CUSTER, surrounded completely by yelling, bloodthirsty savages,
with all roads of escape cut off, with ammunition diminishing and his men
dying around him, was fighting the fight of a tiger at bay. MARTIN, two miles
away, could hear the fierce fusillades as the redskins and whites clashed in what
was destined to be the last mortal combat of the United States regulars.
The story of Bugler MARTIN, telling of his connection with the massacre,
is an interesting one. Speaking of it he said, retrospectively:
"I was not directly under CUSTER's command on the day preceding the
massacre, but was a member of the Seventh Cavalry. On the morning of June 25, I was
detailed to the command of CUSTER, and reported to him. "Stand by me," he
said, "for I may need you." I sounded several calls for him, and was with him
during the forenoon.
"We marched for some distance until the scouts came in and informed us
that the hostile Indians were fast closing around us. Meanwhile Major RENO was
about three miles off, commanding another division. When CUSTER saw that we were
in such close quarters and in such imminent danger, he called me to him and
said that he wanted me to carry a note to RENO requesting immediate
"I took the note, and mounting my horse, started off in the direction of
RENO's command. I had not gone far before the Indians sighted me and began
firing upon me. I escaped them unharmed, and when at a safe distance, turned
around and saw a band of redskins waving buffalo robes in front of the horses of
CUSTER's men, which were unmounted. The horses took flight and left the command
"Not hesitating a moment, I rode on to find Major RENO. I came upon his
command as it was in retreat, having met reverses with the Indians.
Nevertheless, he tried to return to the succor of the doomed CUSTER. In trying to
make a short cut, however, he came upon an impassable road and was detained."
"When we finally arrived at the scene of the fray we found nothing but a
heap of bodies. All the command, consisting of five companies, had been
slaughtered and all of them scalped, with the exception of CUSTER himself. He was
killed, however. The only living thing in sight was the horse Comanche, ridden by
CUSTER. The animal was standing bravely upon its feet, although there were
nine bullets in its body."
"Comanche was fondly attended to and taken care of and lived for several
years to be the pet and idol of the Seventh Cavalry."
"The reason that CUSTER, of all the men, was not scalped, was because he was
the commander, and was in all probability the most heroic. This made the
Indians respect him, and according to their custom, they did not disgrace his body.
This is proof in a way, that he was the last man to fall, for had he fallen
first, he would have been looked upon as a puny brave, and scalped. That
Comanche was standing, too, testifies to the heroic fight that CUSTER must have
Bugler MARTIN has war records and papers that are invaluable. When RENO
was tried later to see if he had performed his duty in the battle of the Little
Big Horn River, and it was found by the court that he did all that could have
been done, Bugler MARTIN was officially mentioned as the only living witness
of the march of CUSTER's command before the fatal battle. This record is
preserved to this day and is authentic.
MARTIN has weathered well all the storms of life. He does not look the
years that have passed him by and is bright and cheerful. He has survived
terrible hardships; hardships such as would cause many strong men to go to the wall.
He is a product of war, and saw the grim god at his worst. When the
expeditions were sent against the Indians in 1876, those who fought for
Uncle Sam had a strenuous existence. On every hand were hostile tribes,
and treachery abounded.
Although thirty years have intervened between that June day in 1876, when
MARTIN set out bravely to bring aid to his distressed commander who was so
soon to be slaughtered, the bugler has remembered clearly all that happened. Also
he has not forgotten how to sound martial strains upon his bugle. Often he
practices the old calls, and of them all he loves "taps" the best. It is one of
the most plaintive, sorrowful dirges ever devised by mortal man. There is
infinite sorrow in it; but it is manly grief and is deep and powerful. But through
it all there rings a note of triumph. The man who is dead has conquered
death, the worst enemy that any of us have to encounter, and therefore the martial
strains of victory intermingle, and finally break through the plaintive notes
Never was there a soldier who did not shed a tear at the sounding of
"taps," or, if there was, he was not a true one. When Bugler MARTIN sounds the call
over the grave of General CUSTER and the surrounding hills and cliffs and
dales take up the echoes and carry them on to the winged soul of the hero of
Little Big Horn, it is safe to say that he will shed not one, but many tears. He
and his companions, most of whom knew CUSTER, will stand for a moment in
wrapped (sic) silence, with hoary heads uncovered to the breeze. Then, with tender
reverence they will lay each his offering - a flower, a reed, a bouquet - upon
the mounded sward. Then they will go away. Maybe they will linger awhile and
talk over old times. And when this has been done the hero of the Indian
expedition of 1876 cannot be said to have died in vain.
20 October 1906
BROOKLYN VETERANS HAD NARROW ESCAPE
WASHINGTON, Oct 20-The three hundred veterans of the old Fifth, Tenth and
Fourteenth New York Volunteer regiments, en route to Manassas battlefield
to witness the unveiling of a monument in their honor, are congratulating
themselves to-day on the narrow escape they had last evening as their
special train was drawing into Washington.
It was derailed on a thirty-foot embankment just after emerging from the
Virginia avenue tunnel, but the cars were held from plunging down the
embankment by the side girders of a bridge at that point. No one was
injured. The trip to Manaassas was resumed this morning.
24 October 1906
COL. FOOTE TO FORCE MORE OFFICERS OUT OF FOURTEENTH
Not in many years has there been such a general feeling of regret among
officers and men of a local regiment as last night at the Thirteenth, when
it was learned that Capt. Francis C. E. VON STERNBERG, of Company C, had
resigned. Seldom has an officer made such a success of a company in so
brief a period as the retiring official with Company C. He leaves it
recruited to its maximum strength and with many distinctions that any
command might be proud of. Althoiugh he received his commission only last
April, he was in command of the company several months previous to that time.
Capt. VON STERNBERG came into the Thirteenth from the Seventy-first
Regiment, March 26, 1891, joining Company G. He was full and honorably
discharged three years later, but re-enlisted April 29, 1897. He was
unanimously elected second lieutenant of Company C, Feb 20 1902 and a year
later was the choice of the men for first lieutenant. After the retirement
of Capt. MURPHY, about a year ago, VON STERNBERG was offered the place, but
declined, and at the same time resigned. His resignation never went
forward, however, and after a talk with the colo0nel he agreed to remain
with the company until two lieutenants had been elected.
Capt .VON STERNBERG went at the company along and within a few months had
it ranking with the best in the command. The best record made by the
company was in turning out the largest number of men that ever visited
Creedmoor at one time since it has been opened, he taking ninety-eight men
and one officer. This was the company's full quota, as it was without two
lieutenants at that time. It was the only company making the trip to
Hartford last Decoration Day that succeeded in turning out three
commands. Besides it was third highest in the artillery contest for the
Gould trophy last year and fourth for the Barnes cup.
Although he is officially out of the regiment, he will drill his old
company for the last time on Thursday evening. In leaving Capt. VON
STERNBERG says he feels as though he has done his duty to the State. He
says to be a successful company commander a man must sacrifice a lot of
time and as his business has been increasing rapidly of late, he feels this
personal sacrifice is becoming too great. He says he is certain First
Lieut. FORD now in command of the company is well fitted for the place and
will, with little difficulty, be able to continue its high standard. The
Second Lieutenant is Julius E. HOFFMAN.
3 November 1906
ALIEN ARMY VETERAN CLAIMS RIGHT TO VOTE
Two men were before Magistrate VOORHEES in the Coney Island court
yesterday charged with illegal registration. Henry CULOSS, who said he
lives in the Fort Hamilton section, convinced the magistrate that he has
lived in the State and vicinity the required time to vote, and was discharged.
Richard PAYNE, who lives on the houseboat Nomad, lying in Sheepshead
Bay, was not so fortunate. He was accused of not being a citizen of the
He claimed that he had served in the United States army for nine years,
enlisting immediately after coming to this country from England. He
said he thought that he was entitled to vote on account of his service
to the country, and although he had not taken out naturalization papers
he had spoken to several politicians about his case, and they had
assured him he was entitled to vote.
He was held for further examination on Monday.
7 November 1906
WAR VETERAN KILLS HIMSELF IN PARK
Women and Children See Him Pull Gun and End His Life
Thomas C. EVANS, a veteran of the Civil War, and the author of several
books, committed suicide yesterday by sending a bullet through the roof
of his mouth while seated on a bench in Fort Green Park. In a letter
addressed to the coroner, he said he was convinced that he could never
recover his health and that he was tired of life.
EVANS' home was in Greenwood Lake, N.J., but for several weeks he had
been living at 1151 Fulton street. He came here to be treated for a
cancerous growth of the tongue, but the specialist he consulted did not
give him any encouragement and this made EVANS despondent.
Yesterday he called on his nephew, Dr. D.L. HOUGHTON, at 702 St. Marks
avenue. From there he went to the Washington place entrance of Fort
Greene Park and sat down on a bench. He remained there, apparently in
deep thought for three hours. Then, after writing the note to the
coroner, he pulled the revolver from his pocket and fired. Several
women and a number of children who were near saw the old man take his life.
Dr. HOUGHTON said that after leaving the army, at the close of the Civil
War, his uncle engaged in newspaper work and also published several
books. The best known of these was his "Book of Many Men." He owned
considerable property. EVANS was never married.
11 November 1906
Changes in Local Regiments Since September 1
Adjt. General Nelson H. HENRY's general orders No. 31, issued yesterday,
showing changes that have occurred in the National Guard of the State
since the first of September, indicate that there have been more
promotions, discharges, etc., among the Brooklyn troops than similar
changes in all other organizations of the State militia.
Archibald W. J. POHL, first lieutenant, Second Company, Signal Corps,
with rank from Oct. 17, original.
Clarence J. WALKER, first lieutenant, as battalion quartermaster,
Twenty-third Regiment, with rank from Oct. 25, original.
William DuBOIS, major, Twenty-third Regiment,
with rank from Oct. 25, original.
Charles H. MAY, first lieutenant, as assistant inspector of small arms
practice, Forty-seventh Regiment, with rank from Oct. 25,
vice GEROULD, resigned.
Following are the appointments in the Thirteenth Regiment:
William Henry Van KLEECK, first lieutenant, as battalion quartermaster,
with rank from Nov. 11, orginal.
George Spaulding COMSTOCK, first lieutenant, as assistant inspector of
small arms practice, with rank from September 28, vice BECKER, resigned.
Edgar Hiram ADAMS, captain, with rank from September 21, vice MORGAN, resigned.
Harry HERMAN, first lieutenant, with rank from Sept. 28, vice BROWN, promoted.
The following changes have occurred in the Fourteenth Regiment:
Frederick Harper STEVENSON, major, with rank from Sept 3, vice GARCIA, promoted.
Lewis Lysander SQUIRE, captain, as regimental quartermaster,
with rank from Dec. 30, vice STEVENSON, promoted.
William Frederick KOERNER, assistant surgeon, of the grade of captain,
with rank from Oct. 9, original.
Charles Francis HADER, captain, with rank from Sept. 13, vice DONOVAN,
appointed regimental adjutant.
John Louis PITTALUGA, captain, with rank from Oct. 4, vice WILDER, resigned.
Howard Lester CAMPION, first lieutenant, with rank from October 4,
vice BOUTON, promoted.
The order shows that one Brooklyn officer has been retired.
He is Second Lieut. Edward D. RAYMOND, Fourteenth Regiment.
One Fourteenth Regiment man, Lieut. Le Roy W. ROSS, was honorably discharged.
Full and honorable discharges were granted the following Brooklyn officers:
Captain Charles Edward KIMBALL, Fourteenth Regiment, Sept. 21.
Captain Francis Charles Eugene von STERNBERG, Thirteenth Regiment, Oct. 29
First Lieut. Alexander Aberdeen FORMAN, Jr., Twenty-third Regiment, Oct. 31.
Second Lieut. John CURTIN, Thirteenth Regiment, Sept. 12.
Second Lieut. Julius Robert von STERNBERG, Thirteenth Regiment, Oct. 3.
Second Lieut. Louis von HASSLACHER, Thirteenth Regiment, Oct. 17.
Second Lieut. Robert Murray BYERS, Second Company, Signal Corps, Oct. 22.
First Class Sergeant Archibald W. J. POHL has been commissioned as first
lieutenant in the Second Company, Signal Corps. On Saturday evening,
Nov. 3, the Non-Commissioned Officers' Association gave a dinner to
Capt. BIGELOW and the officers of the company. Last Monday evening,
immediately after drill, a sabre was presented to Lieut. POHL on
behalf of the company.
13 November 1906
SERGEANT SLEZINGER DIES OF BRIGHT'S DISEASE
Daniel J. SLEZINGER, post quartermaster sergeant, U.S.A., retired, and
lately of the army transport services, died yesterday morning at his
home, 345 Ninety-seventh street, Fort Hamilton. He had suffered
from Bright's disease and for the past year had been under the constant
care of a physician. Mr. SLEZINGER had a very interesting military
career. He was in the army for thirty-three years and made hundreds
of friends. He was a liberal man and well liked by army officers,
among whom he numbered his best friends. During the war with Spain
he acted as clerk in the Army Building, Manhattan, and later as
quartermaster's clerk on several transports, his last voyage being
to the Philippines on the McClellan. A widow and five children survive
him. One son is now in the army stationed in the Philippines.
The remains will be interred with military honors at
Greenwood Cemetery tomorrow afternoon.
26 November 1906
Frank CLAY, the funeral of Sergeant Frank CLAY,of the Forty-senenth Regiment,
took place from his late home,25 Clifton place,yesterday afternoon,and was
largely attended by military men.The arrangements were in charge of the
William H.HUBBELL Camp No.4, United Spanish War Veteran's. Sergeant CLAY
served with the Forty-seventh Regiment under Col.William H.HUBBELL at
Porto Rico and up to a few years ago was an active worker in local
military circles. His death was caused by ailments contracted while
serving with his regiment. The funeral oration was delivered by the
Rev.R.J.ARMSTRONG,of St.Marks Church,after which Chaplin John S.WOOD
delivered the committal in accordance with the Spanish War Veteran ritual.
Interment was made at Greenwood Cemetery.Twelve comrades from the camp,
under command of Department Adjutant,William J.DINEEN, fired the usual
volleys and taps was sounded by Harry KRAFFT,the camp bugler.
4 December 1906
Spanish War Veteran Punishes Fourteenth Regiment Officer for Alleged Insult.
Denies he slurred woman. Men once close friends, enemies over
polities. Because he refused to apologize to a woman about whom, it is
alleged, he made insulting remarks in the presence of a number of his
brother officers, Capt Nels A NELSON, attached to the staff of Col. John
H. FOOTE, of the fourteenth Regiment, was assaulted last night at the
Eight avenue armory by the woman's brother-in0law, Charles O.
GUMAELIUS. NELSON was no match for GUMAELIUS, and after the latter had
landed on him several times, he picked up his gaudy cap, which had been
sent flying across the floor, and rushed into the colonel's quarter for
protection. There is more to the story than what appeared on the
surface, and Controller Herman A. METZ, who is also a captain in the
Fourteenth, figures in it prominently as does a couple of Swedish
Both NELSON and GUMAELIUS, who are Swedes, have long been members
of the Fourteenth, joining the regiment as members of the Swedish
Guard. NELSON soon became a lieutenant, and was later promoted to the
headquarters staff. GUMAELIUS, who has a war record that any man might
be proud of, never went higher than a battalion quartermaster-sergeant,
a position he held until a week ago, when he resigned, receiving an
honorable discharge. He claims he has befriended NELSON on several
occasions and that it was through the influence of the Swedish Democrat
Club of Greater New York, which he presided over for many years, that
NELSON landed his job as a cashier in the Department of Finance in Queens.
There has been ill feeling between the two men for nearly a year,
and several days ago the incident occurred that led up to last night's
climax. GUMAELIUS called at the armory accompanied by his
sister-in-law, Miss Ida OLSEN, of 13? East Forty-third street,
Manhattan. He asked Capt. SQUIRE if he could leave early, saying his
child was sick. He was readily excused, but Capt. NELSON, noticing him
with the woman it is alleged, said that he guessed there were other
reasons why GUMAELIUS was so anxious to get away. An officer who
overheard this remark told GUMAELIUS, who appeared at the armory last
night, accompanied by the same woman, and a little girl. He sent for
"Captain" he said, "you know that this woman is my sister-in-law;
you sat at the same table with us not long ago, when were made
acquainted with the fact. She is her to-night for an apology of your
remarks of a week ago."
NELSON walled away, but had only taken a few steps when GUMAELIUS,
walking in front of him, reiterated his request.
There was still no response from NELSON, but before he could take
another step, GUMAELIUS, who is a giant in size, punched him square in
the face. NELSON attempted to defend himself but his efforts were of no
avail, and before he could get away his opponent had landed on him
several times. It was then that he rushed into the colonel's quarters,
and GUMAELIUS was ordered from the armory by Col. FOOTE.
The trouble between NELSON and GUMAELIUS dates back about a year
just after METZ was elected Controller. According to GUMAELIUS, NELSON,
up to this time, was a Republican and voted the Republican ticket at
that election against METZ. After election he says NELSON went to METZ
and asked him for a position. NELSON also appealed to GUMAELIUS, who
got him into the Democratic Swedish Club, and had him elected secretary
of the club.
About this time Controller METZ, GUMAELIUS says, came to him and
said that if the Democratic Swedish Club would indorse NELSON, he METZ,
would appoint NELSON to a position. The endorsement was secured for
NELSON and he landed a job. The Controller says the appointment was
purely a personal one.
7 December 1906
James A. MALONE, a veteran of the Civil War, and who for the last
thirty-seven years was connected with the Fire Department, died
yesterday after a few days' illness at his
Home, 244 St. Marks avenue. He was born in Brooklyn Aug 20, 1847. In
1869 he was appointed to the Fire Department. He was a member of Hook
and Ladder Company 55, and up to the time of his death was stationed at
Coney Island, with Engine Company 144. He was a member of the War
Veterans' Association, Volunteer Firemen's Association, and the G.A.R.
MR. MALONE for many years was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Pacific
street and Vanderbilt avenue. He is survived by a widow, one son and
two daughters. On Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock the funeral will be
held. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. The undertakers in charge of
the funeral arrangements are LADELY & WINKLER, of Vanderbilt avenue.
12 December 1906
CAPT. JOHNSTON RESIGNS FROM THE THIRTEENTH
Business Takes Him Out of Town Too Much - One of the Best Artillery Officers
in the Command - Lieut. HERMAN to Succeed Him - Col. DONOVAN in Charge of
Company F, Fourteenth-Other Promotions and Changes-Sabres for Major DU BOIS
and Lieut. COOKE, of "Ours" -News of the 47th.
The Thirteenth Regiment has lost one of its best artillery officers in the
resignation of Capt. George W. JOHNSTON, of Company M, who severed his
connection with the command last night. It was thought he would resign
several months ago after he had become involved in divorce proceedings in the
West. Rumor had it at that time that Col. AUSTEN wanted his scalp, but after
hearing that the matter had been amicably settled, discontinued proceedings.
JOHNSTON, who is a traveling salesman, joined the Thirteenth April 2, 1892,
as a member of company A. He passed through all the non-commissioned and
commissioned grades until he reached the first lieutenancy, which was in
April, 1901. He and Capt. Frank MURPHY, who was then in command of Company C,
did not get along well together, and about two years later the climax was
reached. There was a division of the command. Some of the men wished Capt.
MURPHY to retire in order to elect JOHNSTON. The matter was brought before
Col. AUSTEN who settled it by letting the men take a vote. The result was in
favor of Capt. MURPHY, and JOHNSTON was taken out of the company.
He was reluctant to leave the regiment, however, and in September, 1903, was
temporarily assigned to Company M as commanding officer. He soon became
popular with the men of that company, and in May, 1904, was unanimously
elected captain. Nearly every winter, when activity at the armory is
greatest, Capt. JOHNSTON was forced to ask for leave of absence, his business
taking him out of town. Despite this, however, he has always been able to
keep his company in excellent condition and he leaves it recruited to its full strength.
Lieut. Harry HERMAN, who will temporarily command the company, will in all
likelihood be elected captain. It is understood, however, that Lieut. Richard
E. BROWN, now a battalion adjutant and ex-first lieutenant of that company,
will be offered the place.
If Capt. Timothy F. DONOVAN, adjutant of the Fourteenth Regiment, is as
successful in whipping a company into shape as Adjt. Thomas R. FLEMING, of
the Thirteenth, has been, Company F of the former organization which has
given Col. FOOTE all kinds of trouble lately, will soon be one of the
top-notch companies of the outfit. A few months ago the men of that company
refused to attend drills because the colonel would not order an election,
when it was proposed to elect Lieut. John CREIGHTON captain. The colonel
objected because CREIGHTON was in the liquor business.
Later he transferred CREIGHTON to Company I and sent Lieut. ROEHR of that
company to take charge of Company F. The men insisted they would drill under
no one but CREIGHTON, and nearly half of the men have kept their promise. It
was at Lieut. ROEHR'S own request he was sent back to company I. He realized
that to be successful in doing the work assigned him it would be necessary to
spend at least four nights a week at the armory. This he was unable to do.
The majority of the men in the company are of Irish decent, and they have
intimated they wanted a man of their own nationality at their head. In Capt.
DONOVAN the colonel believes he has picked the man that will put things to
rights in a very short time. He was reluctant to part with his chief of
staff, but realized it was for the best interest of the regiment. Capt.
DONOVAN took charge of the company last night. He will be assisted by Lieut.
Howard L. CAMPION, of Company A, who changes places with Second Lieut. Arthur
W. WINSEMANN. CAMPION served in the Sixty-ninth Regiment during the Spanish war.
Battalion Adjt. William C. RIEFENSTAHL has been temporarily assigned to the
adjutant's department. Lieut. CREIGHTON will continue with Company I.
Second Lieut. Charles T. O'CONNOR, of company I, has been elected first
lieutenant of Company C. He passed the examination, and was sworn in the last
night by Col. FOOTE. O'CONNOR is one of the youngest officers in the
regiment, and before joining the Fourteenth was a member of the Twenty-third.
For a time he was assistant I. S. A. P. of the Fourteenth.
Corporal Howard L. MANN, of the First Battery, Manhattan, will be elected
second lieutenant of Company C. Two years ago, when the company was without a
captain, he was talked of for that position. He lives in Bath Beach.
First Lieut. James CURRAN, who will be assistant I. S. A. P., and Herbert A.
SUMMERS, recently elected second lieutenant of Company B, have passed the
Brigade Examining Board. CURRAN was formerly a member of the First Battalion,
Naval Militia, of Manhattan.
Members of Company G, Swedish Guard, say a mistake was made when it was
stated that First Lieut. George H. ERICSON had not been successful and that
he was not popular with the men. They insist it was through his efforts the
company was continued so successful while Capt. AARVIG was away. It is
pointed out that not once while he was in command did the percentage of
attendance at drills drop behind 76, and frequently it was above that.
The men of Company A. Fourteenth, command by Capt. George L. BOUTON, aided by
Lieut. Howard L. CAMPION, are exhibiting great interest in the advancement of
the company. This company hold the record in the regiment in the number of
qualifications for marksmanship, and four of its members have qualified as
experts. This almost equals the total number of qualifications in this grade
in all the other companies. The rooms of Company A are being beautified at
the expense of the members. Capt. BOUTON, who is one of the hardest workers
in the regiment, has been a great success as captain of the company, and
although only a captain about a year, has done great work with the company.
Final preparations have been made for the annual ball of Company I, which
will be held at Arion Hall to-morrow evening. Col. FOOTE and all the other
officers will attend.
Two companies of the Twenty-third Regiment, D and K, are going to promote
their first sergeants. In the former company
Sergeant V. L. OUTERBRIDGE to-morrow night, will be elected second lieutenant,
vice-Lieutenant DUSENBURY, promoted.
In Company K, Sergeant J. F. CHAPMAN will succeed
Lieutenant Frederick E. PIERCE as second lieutenant, promoted.
Major William DUBOIS and Lieutenant Millard F. COOKE, both of company K,
recently promoted, the former to a majority and the latter to an adjutaney,
have been presented by the members of their old company with sabers. The
presentation speech was made by Capt. Edwin CODET, of Company K.
Col. William A. STOKES visited Governor's Island last night where final
arrangements were made with Gen. WADE for the visit to the armory to-morrow
evening when he will review the regiment.
The annual election of Company A, Forty-seventh Regiment was held last night
and the following civil officers and committees were elected.
Capt. John B. CHRISTOFFEL, president;
Corporal LYDEN, recording secretary;
Private GEHAGEN, financial secretary;
Lieutenant DECKE, treasurer;
Private DEVON, sergeant-at-arms.
The financial committee consists of
Corporal RICHTA and Private BLAKELY:
J.. FRANK and I. C. KING;
Athletic Committee -
J. YOUNGS, H. DIRKES and L. F. LEIDEL:
Rifle Committee -
H. J. HAGEBOOM,
J. J. RICHTER,
H. W. RIODAN,
J. J. MCLOUGHIN,
J. C. KING and C. H. RUBINS.
One of the most popular young men in the regiment, Second Lieutenant William
J. YOUNGS, has filed his resignation. He has been in active service for ten
years including the Porto Rican campaign when he served as first sergeant.
Business interests are given by YOUNGS for his retiring from the regiment.
The members of Company A are making arrangements to organize indoor baseball
and basketball teams which will take part in an entertainment that will
include a smoker to be held on Jan. 5.
The officers and non-commissioned officers of Company F will be entertained
by Mr. and Mrs. W. A. HAGGERTY, at their home, 371 Sackett street, next
Member of Company I are arranging for a baseball game to be held in the
armory along with a reception on Dec. 19. The game promises to be a hot one.
After a four weeks wedding trip which included a visit to Washington, First
Sergeant CORWIN, of Company D. has returned to duty.
16 December 1906
COULDN'T STAND MOTHER-IN-LAW
Capt. Felix J. MCSHERRY, of the Sixty-ninth Regiment, wants to place his
three children, Martha, Loretta and Bertha, in the care of the Sisters of St.
Vincent, at West Thirty-ninth street and Seventh avenue, Manhattan. Recently
he sued out a writ of habeas corpus, which was returnable before Justice
Kelly in the Special Term of the Supreme Court to-day. MCSHERRY'S wife died
about six years ago, and he went to live with his mother-in-law, Mrs.
Catherine RIDGEWAY, of 86 Fourteenth street. Mr. MCSHERRY is employed in the
Street Cleaning Department. When he found that things were not as pleasant as
they might be at his mother-in-law's he established another home, leaving his
children with their grandmother.
Not long ago, MCSHERRY became tired of living alone and made up his mind to
marry, much to the displeasure of Mrs. RIDGEWAY.
Lawyer Henry A. BRANN, counsel for MCSHERRY, explained the purpose of the
writ to the court and said that his client lived at 470 Smith street. Since
two months after his wife's death and up to ten days ago, he said, MCSHERRY
had lived with his mother-in-law and had paid $6 a week for the children's
and $3for his own room.
MCSHERRY testified that he was not going to be married and then added:
"That has nothing to do with the case."
"But it's the cause of the row," said Lawyer BRANN.
"They say you are going to be married," the Court said.
"That was bosh, as God is my judge!" exclaimed the captain vehemently, "they
made my children afraid of me; they told them I was going to send them to a
Decision was reserved.
8 April 1907
EDWARD CONLEY, WAR VETERAN, IS DEAD
Edward CONLEY, a veteran of the Civil and Indian wars, of 922 Manhattan
avenue, died on Saturday at the Williamsburg Hospital as a result of an
operation. He was a resident of Greenpoint for forty-four years. A widow,
Mary, and one daughter, Julia, survive him.
9 April 1907
John PORTER, a veteran of the Civil War, who for many years was connected
with the Fire Department, died on Saturday at his home, 1583 Bushwick
avenue. He was born in England in 1843, and when a young man served in
the British navy. After going through the Civil War, he enlisted in the
Seventh Regiment, United State Cavalry, and fought with Custer in the West.
Mr.PORTER retired from the Fire Department eleven years ago. He leaves a
widow, one son and four daughters.
7 May 1907
BABCOCK ELECTED CAPTAIN OF CO. B
Selection of 13th Regiment Officer Will Be Followed by Promotions in Company F.
THIRD BATTALION ADJUTANT
Charles A. BODIN Appointed, with Rank of First Lieutenant
First Lieut. Edwin G. BABCOCK was last night unanimously elected
captain of Company B., Thirteenth Regiment. Maj. James T. ASHLEY,
commanding the Third Battalion, of which Company B is a part, presided.
There were no other candidates. Capt. Thomas R. FLEMING, regimental
adjutant, who had been in command of the company for several months,
was returned to his staff position, as was Lieut. Frank S. CASE, a
battalion quartermaster, who had been detailed to assist him.
Nearly all the members of Company B voted. The balloting was fast,
every vote being in long before the appointed time. After the result
was announced, Capt.-elect BABCOCK thanked the men. He said he had
been in the regiment a long time and felt, after his careful study of
coast artillery, that he was fit to command the company.
Capt. FLEMING was cheered loudly when he spoke. He said his stay in
Company B had been a pleasant one, and although the work at times was
hard, it was made easy by the hearty co-operation of the men. The
latter acknowledged that if it was not for Capt. FLEMING's efforts
Company B would be in a sorry plight to-day. When he took command
there was much ill-feeling among the men over the selection of a
commanding officer, and although it was mighty discouraging at times,
Capt. FLEMING face the situation and finally re-established the company
in its former high place in the regiment.
BABCOCK has been a member of the Thirteenth and Company F for eight
years, joining as a private. He has been first lieutenant for five
years. Previous to joining the Thirteenth he was a member of Troop C,
now Squadron C. He will be succeeded in Company F by Second Lieut.
Thorn G. JACKSON. The latter, although one of the regiment's youngest
officers, is considered well up in artillery work. His election will
be unanimous. First Sergt. Charles O. GILLMAN will take JACKSON's
place as second lieutenant.
Company B will elect two lieutenants, next Monday night. First Sergt.
Dolo[?] JENNINGS, a son of ex-Capt. JENNINGS, of the Thirteenth, will
be elected first lieutenant, and Sergt. SHAW will be the men's choice
for second lieutenant.
Col. AUSTEN has appointed Regimental Quartermaster Sergt. Charles A.
BODIN adjutant of the Third Battalion, with the rank of first
lieutenant, succeeding Lieut. Richard E. BROWN, resigned.
Capt. Frank DEAN announces that Company A will hold competitive
examination for corporals on May 13.
The spring games of the regiment will be held at the armory on May 18.
8 May 1907
SPANISH WAR VETS IN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Brooklyn District Council Arranges Formation of Different Camps
At the regular meeting of the Brooklyn District Council of the United
Spanish War Veterans, held Sunday afternoon in Room 2, Borough Hall,
the action of the Board of Aldermen in passing a resolution granting
leaves of absence on Memorial Day to members of veteran organizations
only, was the subject of much favorable comment. It had been the habit
of many men in the employ of the various departments and who were not
affiliated with any veteran organizations, to apply for and secure
leave of absence for Memorial Day with no intention os participating in
the services of the day. To put a stop to the practice the new plan
was adopted by the local camps with the result that the resolution as
proposed was enacted. It will now be necessary for a city employee
desiring the leave of absence to show that he is a member of a
regularly incorporated society of veterans.
Among the other matters disposed of were the formation of the Spanish
War Veteran division for Memorial Sunday and Memorial Day. On Memorial
Sunday the local camps will form on Washington and Flushing avenues at
9 A.M. and proceed to the Navy Yard, where they will participate in the
military held mass to be celebrated by the Rev. W.H.I. REANEY,
chaplain-in-chief of the order. On Memorial Day the camps will form on
Morton street and Bedford avenue in the following order:
William F. MORIAN, grand marshall;
William J.S. DINEEN, chief of staff;
aides to the grand marshall,
William H. HUBBELL, Camp No. 4,
C.P. HAMILTON, commander; Gloucester Camp, No. 5,
B.J. HUNT, commander; Admiral Schley Camp, No. 16,
E.S. KEITHELY, commander; Admiral Phillips Camp, No 18,
G.W. BILLUPS, commander; Lawton Camp, No. 21,
Julius STAAL, commander; Capron Camp, No. 22,
William F. MORGAN, commander; George D. Russell Camp, No. 53,
Charles O. DAVIS, commander; Admiral Sampson Camp, No. 58,
H.W. DOGGERALL, commander; Naval Camp, No. 59,
William J. HANSE, commander; William McKinley Camp, No. 62,
William F. FOIST, commander; Bowman H. McCalls Camp, No. 65,
M.F. HOWARD, commander.
Other matters discussed and acted on were the Department Encampment to
be held at Elmira on Aug. 5,6, and 7; the field day to be held on July
6 at Ulmer Park. Arrangements are being made with one of the local
regiments to have a practice drill, sham battle and several other
interesting maneuvers on that day.
2 June 1907
LOVE-LORN SOLDIER WEDS THIS MONTH
This Accounts for Mac Not Replying Promptly.
The little blind god has been shooting his arrows into Brooklyn's
telephone exchanges with alarming frequency this spring. His last
dart, shot recently, landed into "South." He made the bull's-eye for
it, but he hit not an ordinary hello girl's heart, but that of the
"boss" of all the ninety pretty
girls in the exchange -- no less a personage than the chief operator.
She is Miss Mae MARTIN, young, athletic and most efficient of all
the chief operators in Brooklyn. On June 10 she is to resign. The
end of the month will see her wed to a man who wears Uncle Sam's
khaki. James GREENWOOD is his name, He is master electrician at Fort
Hamilton, in line for a commission and at present one of the
highest-salaried non-coms in the service. He is an F. F. V. and has
attended the University of Virginia. The wedding is to take place at
the old Church of St. Patrick at Fort Hamilton, where Father
Joseph F .McGINLEY is the rector.
It is a romance of the telephone wires that is to cause the wedding
bells to ring more joyfully in the pretty operator's ears than any
call she ever answered before. Greenwood fell in love with Miss
Martin when he first heard her voice over the wire. Her silvery
tones charmed him. After that his call, fervent though outspoken,
was, "Hello, chief operator. Give me matrimony." The call sounded in
her heart, if not in her ear. As a zealous hello girl what could she
do but obey?
Less than two weeks ago, Miss Myrtle RIKER, chief operator at Coney
Island, quit her job. It was to tread the rose-strewn path that
leads to the altar. Her companion on the stroll dear to all feminine
hearts was George BAILEY, a Wall street broker. This hello girl's
wedding was also a romance of the wires, BAILEY becoming engaged of
the chief operator while using the phone. A summer spent at Jersey
Lake, where the Coney Island girl for the nonce became a mermaid,
did the rest. They now live at Elmhurst, where they will remain
during the season.
There are others, but details are fatuous.
It was the inability of a green operator in "South" to give the
dashing soldier the number he wanted that brought the chief hello
girl to the phone. "Chief" soon straightened out the difficulty. Her
approaching wedding is the result.
10 June 1907
LIEUT. W.S. FINKE IS BADLY INJURED
In his eagerness to reach the fire commander's station at the call
to arms at Fort Wadsworth last night, Lieut. William D. FINKE, of
the Thirteenth Regiment, who is acting post adjutant at that post,
tripped and fell while climbing a hill and was painfully injured.
Although his left shoulder was dislocated and he received numerous
other bruises, he refused to return to quarters and remained in the
range-finding station with Major TURPIN for nearly two hours before
receiving medical attention.
The call to arms last night was unexpected. The night before Fort
Hamilton had a chance, and the men under Maj. DAVIS did so well that
Col. HARRIS, who as commander of the Artillery District of New York,
is supervising the maneuvers, decided to give Maj. TURPIN's
battalion a chance to make a record, which it did.
The call was sounded at the battle commander's station, which is on
the hill at Fort Wadsworth, and was repeated in the different
company camps. The bugler in the Seventh's camp nearly spoiled the
whole business when, instead of sounding the call to arms, he blew
the fire drill. When the Seventh's call was heard nearly all the
Thirteenth's men were at their respective posts, but they became
confused and a few minutes were lost in getting to work, as it was
thought that probably the Thirteenth's bugler had misinterpreted the
Instead of those in the Seventh's camp hurrying to the posts
assigned to them, all hands got fire pails and started down the
company's streets, looking for the blaze. It was not until a
Thirteenth man shouted to the bugler to correct his error that the
proper call was sounded, and the members of the Seventh discarded
fire pails for rifles.
The four vessels representing battleships, cruisers and torpedo
boats, that attempted to land were soon silenced.
At no time did any of the enemy have a ghost of a show of landing.
When word was received from Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, that the enemy
had passed and was expected at Hamilton and Wadsworth in about an
hour, the men at the two last named forts were on the job. For a
while the lights searched the harbor without result, but suddenly a
shout went up as the rays of one of the lights showed the Rowell
coming in at a good clip. The others were picked up in quick
succession. All the enemy were provided with small cannon and just
to make the fight more realistic they were discharged. It was a
pretty sight to watch the clouds of smoke slowly ascend, after the
guns had belched forth.
Today the men at all the forts are at target practice, the shooting
being at moving targets, with sub-calibre projectiles. Yesterday all
the batteries did exceptionally good work. Battery Dix made seven
hits in ten shots. Battery Barry six out of ten, Richmond hit four
times in ten, and Battery Ayres did not finish.
Although the militiamen at the different forts are looking forward
with much interest to a visit from Gov. HUGHES tomorrow, advices(as
printed) from Albany seem to indicate that the chief executive will
be unable to be their guest.
19 June 1907
Advancement For Two Lieutenants
As the result of good work performed while in camp with their
respective regiments, two young militiamen, now serving as
first lieutenants, will be advanced to the rank of captain.
They are Abram C. GISMOND, Company M, Fourteenth
Regiment, and Harry HERMAN, Company M, Thirteenth
Regiment. When these men were made temporary company
commanders, it was predicted their success would not be
marked, was both were thought too young and inexperienced.
It took only a few months, however, for both to show they had
ability. Lieut. GISMOND, who succeeds Capt. PITTALAUGA
as captain of Company M, Fourteenth, comes from a family
of soldiers. He has been in the service of the National Guard
of this state and New Jersey since the Spanish War, when
he enlisted in Company E, Second New Jersey Volunteer
Infantry. Two years after the Spanish War he joined Company
M, Fourteenth, from which he was honorably discharged as a
corporal on Dec. 15, 1902. He later served in the Fifth Regiment
of New Jersey, and was discharged from that command to take
a second lieutenancy in Company M, Fourteenth. He was made
a first lieutenant Nov. 8, 1906, and since February has been in
command of the company.When he took command of Company
M, it was doing only sixty per cent duty, and with only forty-three
men and one officer on the rolls.By hard work GISMOND has built
the company up to fifty-two men and two officers. He recruited
seventeen men in the first two months he was in command, at the
same time discharging a lot of undesirable ones. At the last
inspection the company mustered 100 per cent, for the first time
in its history. Company M has won the regimental trophy for
qualifying the largest percentage at Creedmor, all but six men
qualifying. It seems quite likely that Second Lieut. MARTIN will be
made first lieutenant and First Sergt. DALEY will succeed Leiut. MARTIN.
Lieut. Harry HERMAN had to make good as acting captain of Company
M, Thirteenth, before he was elected. After Capt. JOHNSTON resigned
he was placed in command, but strong opposition from certain quarters
prompted Col. AUSTEN to refuse to order an election.At the maneuvers
last week Company M did such good work and HERMAN showed such
knowledge of artillery that the company dicided to make him its
premanent commander. Lieut. HERMAN was first a private in Company
G, but several years ago was transferred to Company M, where he served
in all the various grades until his present one. It is expected that Lieut.
GATUNA will be made first lieutenant.Members of the thirteenth who
participated in last week's maneuvers are still waiting for their State pay.
Heretofore the men have been paid before leaving camp, but there were
so many troops in camp last week that Paymaster WILLIAMS, who is at
Peekskill, was unable to visit all the camps. It is expected that the checks
will be received by Col. AUSTEN in a few days.
29 June 1907
WANT NEGRO REGIMENT IN NATIONAL GUARD
Capt. A. J. THOMPSON, of New York, who commanded an Ohio
company in the Spanish-American war, headed a delegation of
about fifty negroes who waited upon Gov. HUGHES at the ex-
cutive chamber yesterday afternoon and asked him to approve
a project for the organization of a negro regiment in the National
Guard. The application would provide for two battalions to be
located in New York City and one battalion up the State.
The Governor promised to give the matter consideration.
5 January 1910
Sergeant of Marines E.E.SMITH, who for the past five years had been attached
to the Commandants office at the Navy Yard,died suddenly Monday. He was 34
years old and lived at 95 North Oxfoord street.
30 January 1910
RELATE TALES OF WAR WHEN VETERANS DINE.
Veterans of the Civil and Indian wars and the younger men who helped free
Cuba answered the mess call and partook of their rations as guests of U.S.
Grant Post, No. 327, G.A.R., at the post headquarters in Washington avenue
It was the occasion of the fortieth anniversary reunion and dinner of the
Veteran Association of the Forty-seventh Regiment Infantry, N. G., N.Y.
When the association was organized forty years ago there were forty-five
members. Twenty-three of them have answered the last roll-call. To their
memory a silent toast was given.
Many of the twenty-two survivors were present last night. Among them was
Col. C.B. MORTON, who at the age of seventy-eight year, is the oldest living
member of the old Forty-seventh, and the only surviving officer who fought in
the Civil War. In 1862, he went to the front as a captain in the
There were speakers..it remained for Capt. Jack CRAWFORD, the scout and
frontiersman, with his quaint anecdotes and verses to make the hit of the
"Capt. Jack" is a veteran himself, and bears two scars; his father died of
his wounds, and his son fought in the Spanish War.
Among those present were:
Col. Lewis R. STEGMAN,
Col. W.A. STOKES,
Gen. J. G. EDDY,
Col. C.B. MORTON,
the Rev. Dr. John WILLIAMS,
Commodore William MORAN, Jamaica Bay Yacht Club;
Commodore Frank MAIER, New Rochelle Yacht Club;
Commodore Joseph ACKER, Canarsie Yacht Club;
Col. H.C. BARTHMAN,
Col. W. MORRIS,
Magistrate J.F. HYLAN,
Commissioner J.J. BRACKEN,
Assemblyman G.W. BROWN,
Senator R. GLEDHILL,
Capt. G.W. HEAD,
Capt. W. C. HAMILTON,
Warren E. TROTT,
Capt. H.N. MEEKER,
A. J. LIMBECK,
Capt. Henry HASSLER,
Lieut. J.G. STEIN,
Lieut. E.J. CLARRY,
J. H. BREMEN,
Lieut. W.H. WATERMAN,
Maj. C.N. COX,
Dr. J. W. FLEMING,
Capt. F.J. MONAGHAN,
Alderamn G. MORRISON,
Lieut. A.M. RITCH,
Lieut. F.H. WAY,
Capt. C.H. MAY,
Commodore Joseph ACKER,
Capt. E.E. BLOHM,
Lieut. W.J. YOUNG,
Maj. C.P. DILLON,,
J. W. HOLBROW,
Capt. C.E. MAXFIELD,
Col. W.J. HARDING,
Lieut. G.A. WILSON,
Capt. R. H. HARDING, Jr.,
Maj. E.H. SNYDER,
Col. W.F. BARNES,
Capt. W.J. CARLIN,
Capt. F.J. MCCANN,
Lieut. H. D. CIPPERBY,
Col. A.D. BAIRD,
17 May 1910
Michael DANIELS, a veteran of the Civil War, died on Sunday at his home, 317
Hancock Street. He was born in Ireland seventy-six years ago, came to this
country when he was a boy and had lived in Brooklyn for nearyly twenty years.
He retired from the trucking business eight years ago, his son, William A.,
succeeding him. He is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frederick C. LUMPE,
with whom he lived. Funeral services will be held at 8 o'clock tonight, the
Rev. J. F. Carson, of Central Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial in
Mount Olivet Cemetery tomorrow morning. U.H. RONALDS, of 1499 Pacific Street
is the funeral director.
19 May 1910
STEGMAN RECOUNTS WORK AT GETTYSBURG
Stories of the Civil War were listened to last night by members of the
Fourteenth Regiment War Veterans Association at the annual camp fire of the
command at the Clarendon Hotel. It was the forty-ninth anniversary of the
departure of the Fourteenth for the Civil War.
William H. H. PINCKNEY, president of the association, was toastmaster.
Borough President STEERS, who had been in the Fourteenth for many years,
said he considered it more honorable to have served with the Fourteenth in
the Civil War than any regiment in the United States. No regiment, he said,
had a grander record.
Ex-Controller METZ said if Borough President STEERS didn't know what
he had been elected for, he (METZ) did, and that was he replaced the other
fellow. METZ added he thanked God for that. While METZ's career as a
guardsman has not been a lengthy one, he was able to tell a story of his
experience in camp a few years ago, when he was commissary of the regiment,
that made the audience howl. Several members of the regiment were arrested
in Peekskill. METZ went to bail them out, but he was told the prisoners
didn't want to be liberated, as the jailer was feeding them better than METZ did.
The veterans present were
William B. MAAS,
E. W. GRIFFITH,
J. G. MORRIS,
John H. JELLY,
Andrew D. POST,
Isaac H. DEGRAFF,
John F. YORK,
George WHITE ,
H. C. HEAD,
Charles E. THATFORD,
William H. H. PINCKNEY,
25 October 1917
NEW YORK TIMES
CAMP TENTS FALL AS GALE HITS CITY
Quarters of Soldiers and Hospital Units at Mineola Blown Down in Storm.
Costly Yachts wrecked. Wind Dislodges Bricks, Causing Minor Injuries to
Many___Outside Wire Service Impaired.
Sweeping down the Atlantic Coast at a velocity ranging from 40 to 75
miles an hour, a northwest wind, accompanied by rain, caused many accidents
in the city early yesterday. Dislodged bricks and falling flower pots
injured many walking in the streets.
At Camp Mills, Mineola, L.I., between forty and fifty tents were blown
down while their soldier occupants were asleep. Most of the overturned tents
belonged to officers, their square shapes catching and holding the wind. The
Y.W.C.A. tent also collapsed. Fifteen tents of the hospital unit were blown
down, and the occupants were removed to the wooden hospital nearby. The
Y.M.C.A. tent at Camp Merritt, at Dumont, N.J. was also blown over.
Yacht clubs along the Sound suffered severely. The damage to private
craft which were blown ashore Tuesday night at the North Beach Yacht Club in
FlushingBay was estimated by Commodore Henry Dorfkirch at more than $80,000.
Although in New York City the wind only reached a velocity of sixty
miles an hour for a few minutes during the entire day, it caused many minor
accidents in the streets. While Mrs. Lena SHAPIRO of 84 Monroe Street was
passing 255 Broome Street shortly after midnight a large flowerpot came
hurling down upon her from an upper story window sill. It struck her on the
shoulder and knocked her to the pavement. She was taken to Gouverneur
Hospital, but later was able to go home.
During one of the few sixty-mile gusts at noon Edward BURNELL, 75
years old of 2520 Creston Avenue, the Bronx, attempted to cross the street
at the Concourse and Fordham Road. The wind lifted him from his feet and
threw him upon the pavement, spraining his left hip. He was taken to Fordham
While Joseph Sabia of Saw Mill Road, Yonkers was passing 2335 Broadway
on his way to work several bricks were blown down upon him from a
half-completed building. His scalp was cut.
When Charles Clinton, an oil producer with offices as 48 Park Place,
was descending the elevated railway steps at Park Place and Church Street
yesterday morning he slipped on the rain-soaked stairway and his scalp was
Blinded by the wind-swept rain, many automobilists and pedestrians
failed to see each other and accidents to the latter resulted. Charles
SCHLEGEL of 526 West Twenty-ninth Street a driver for the McDermott Natural
Milk Company was crawling out from under his vehicle after having repaired
it when he was struck by the automobile of B.S. MENDELSON of 438 East
Twenty-third Street. His head was cut open.
When Patrolman JOINER of the Morrisania Police Station went on duty in
front of Public School 35, at Morris Avenue and 163rd Street, he noticed
that the flagpole on the roof of the school-house was swaying violently in
the stiff wind. With the Principal and Janitor of the school, he took the
children from the classrooms to the top floor. Soon after the pole snapped
off and fell to the street.
Telephone and telegraph officials said that, although the storm had
caused no damage to their wires in the city, because they are underground,
considerable damage had been done to wires outside the city.; Communication
with a number of other cities was temporarily cut off during the day, but
in every case the trouble was rectified as quickly as possible. All the
important outside circuits were kept clear.
The overhead feed wires of the Union Railway, at 149th Street and
Third Avenue, were blown down during the day, and traffic was held up at
that point for twenty minutes.
The wind varied in velocity from twenty to sixty miles an hour in this
city, according to the Weather Bureau figures. At Sandy Hook it reached
sixty-four miles an hour, and at Long Branch seventy-five miles an hour.
Today will be fair and cold, with moderate west winds. The temperature may
fall as low as freezing. The mercury fell to 28 degrees at Atlanta
yesterday, the Bureau report shows. This is the coldest ever recorded in
that city in October.
City Island was in darkness last night when the electric light wires
along the Bay Street automobile road were blown down. In the highest tide
that was ever recorded on the island thirty motor boats and many schooners
and yawls were washed ashore. At Jane's boat-house in Westchester fifteen
launches were carried in on the mud flats. On Pelham Parkway the wind blew
down many trees across the road.
At Classon Point dwellers upon twelve moored motor boats woke up
yesterday morning to find that the tide had risen so high overnight that
instead of being able to walk ashore along the mud flats, they were
separated from the land by a quarter of mile of water. Boatmen brought them
At Rye Beach, near Port Chester, it was estimated that about $10,000
damage to boats and houses resulted from the storm.
Several hundred feet of railroad track of the Jersey Southern Railway
was washed away near Sea Bright, N.J. The gale broke the wires of an
electric company at Longport near Atlantic City and several Summer
residences were destroyed, with an estimated loss of about $25,000.
30 July 1918
COL. OGDEN'S FUNERAL HELD THIS AFTERNOON
Funeral services are being held this afternoon at the First Presbyterian
Church, Henry and Clark streets, for the late Col. Willis L. OGDEN, the Rev.
Dr. Wilton Merle SMITH, of the Central Presbyterian Church, Manhattan,
Col. OGDEN was formerly an officer of the old Twenty-third Regiment,
N.G.N.Y., a Civil War Veteran. He was known throughout the country as an
educator, a philanthropist and a patriot, and for more than fifty years had
been prominent in Brooklyn financial and civic affairs. He was president of
the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
16 May 1928
FUNERAL HELD FOR VETERAN WILLIAM HENRY CUNLIFFE:
Funeral services were held at the Lefferts Place Chapel, 86 Lefferts Place at
8 PM last night, for the deceased, a veteran of the Civil War, who died
Sunday in his 83rd year at his home, 173 Lenox Road.
Mr. CUNLIFFE is survived by his widow, Eliza and a daughter, Mrs. Grace
NICHOLSON. The services were conducted by the Reverend Dr. Thomas J. LACEY
of the Church of the Redeemer. Interment at 9:30 AM today was at Evergreen
Cemetery under direction of FAIRCHILD Sons.
28 May 1928
WAR VETERANS HURT GOING TO CEMETERY TO HOLD MEMORIAL
BUS HITS POLE AND EIGHT ARE INJURED--DAY'S AUTO MISHAPS MANY
Eight persons, five of them overseas war verterans, members of
Bud H. Alben Post # 1436, Veterans of Foreign Wars, with headquarters
at 47 st. and New Utrecht ave., were painfully injured late yesterday,
when a sightseeing bus, in which they were riding to Evergreen Cemetery,
to hold memorial services, became unmanageable at Jamaica ave. and
Stony rd., in the Cypress Hills section.
The veterans were to Mount Carmel Cemetery, where services were
held at the graves of their conrades.
They left that cemetery and were on their way to Evergreen to
hold additional services. A wheel of the bus struck a rut, swerved
and struck a telegraph pole, knocking it down, the bus swerved again
running across the street and crushing against 7 or 8 large tombstones
in the yard owned by the ADLER Monumental Works.
The injured were;
Harry BALLELL. 32, 970 42 st.
Charles THOMPSON, 30, 4109 New Utrecht ave.
John PRIMERANO, 39, 1350 42 st.
Catherine GLUCK, 29, 1146 44 st.
Mrs. Grace HOLGAN, 35, 1631 43 st.
Lillian DRIESEN, 22, 1444 43 st.
John BERGEN, 22, 4109 New Utrecht ave.
William DERMAKA, 27, 925 Ave. N
They were treated at the scene and then most of them were taken to
their homes in taxicabs and automobiles.
The bus was disabled and had to be towed to a garage.
18 June 1928
MILITARY HONORS FOR CAPT. EATON.
The funeral of Capt. James EATON, World War [I] veteran of the
Twenty-eighth Division, A.E.F., who came back from France last week to
die in his native land, will be held at 2 P.M. to-day from the wuneral
[sic] chapel of Frank R.HEALY, 309 Franklin avenue.
Capt. EATON, who remained in France after the close of the war, married
a French girl. She died and left him with their daughter, Rachel, who
is now seven years old. Capt. EATON contracted tuberculosis. Recenty a
delegaton of officers of the Twenty-eighth Division, visited France and
Caupt.[sic] EATON pleaded with Capt. Robert M. CLUTCH to take him and
his daughter back to America. He died Saturday shortly after his
arrival. Interment with military honors will be at Cypress Hills Cemetery.
19 June 1928
JAMES J. O'BRIEN, WAR VETERAN, DIES.
James J. O'BRIEN, 33 years old, formerly of Brooklyn, died in Haines
Falls, Monday evening, following an operation in Kingston Hospital for a
stomach ailment contracted while serving with the Second Pioneer
Regiment of the Twenty-seventh Division in France during the World War.
A mass of requiem will be celebrated at Haines Falls R.C. Church
to-morrow morning, with burial in Platt Clove Cemetery beside his
mother, Julia O'BRIEN, who died last November.
Mr. O'BRIEN was born in Manhattan, July 1, 1890. He moved to Holyoke,
Mass, at an early age. Coming to Brooklyn in 1908 with his family, he
became associated with the American Sugar Refinery Company. In 1916, he
enlisted with the Fourteenth Regiment of Brooklyn and saw service on the
Mexican border. Later he went to France as a member of the
Twenty-seventh Division rising to the rank of sergeant of the Second
Pioneer Regiment. He was invalided home early in 1919.
Mr. O'BRIEN was a member of the Brooklyn Council, 60, Knights of
Columbus; B.P.O.E., Lodge 22, Brooklyn and Argonne Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
21 June 1928
22 MEN OF BROOKLYN AND L.I. ENLIST IN NAVY
Twenty-two Brooklyn and Long Island men have enlisted in the U.S. Navy
at the local recruiting station at S. Fourth avenue, during the past
week. These recruits are now at the Training Station Newport, R.I.,
where they were undergoing a two months' intensive training period
preparatory for service on ships of the fleet.
Thomas Patrick HILL, 35 Merle avenue, Oceanside, L.I.
Joseph Vincent P. MANNING, 353 Stuyvesant avenue, Brooklyn NY
Arthur John DOYLE, 403? Warren street
William Howard SCHMIDT, 4142 Fifty-ninth street, Woodside, L.I.
Manuel John SMITH, 3307 Fourth avenue
Walter Peter SLOVER, 631 Twentieth street
Benjamin Albert FIDUCIA, 120 ? Powell street
Joseph Casimer ZIZIS, 1116 Carroll street
Charles John NICHOLAS, 135-08 Sheffield avenue, Springfield
Oliver Allen WARREN, 196 140th street, South Ozone Park
George Joseph CAIN, Box 96 Grand Vesper, Hempstead
James BRADFORD, 146-60 South road Jamaica
Roland Levere KETCHAM, 101-61 114th street, Richmond Hill
George Henry SCHOMBER, 115-56 147th street, Jamaica
William Joseph SHAW, 455 Forty-eighth street
John OLSEN, 141 Sixty-eighth street
Robert Joseph FLECHTER, 8416 Seventeenth avenue
Vito BREGAS, 2072 West Ninth street
Howard Francis EISENBROWN, 365 Knickerbocker avenue
John Aloysius McHALE, JR., 59 Middleton street.
Q.M. Reserve Officers Called for Training
Thirty-six business executives and professional men of the metropolitan
area, most of them A.E.F. veterans, were names by Major Gen. Hanson
E.ELY, commanding the Second Corps Area, in orders issued at Governor's
Island yesterday, calling out the Quartermaster Section, officers'
Reserve Corps, for Summer training at Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook.
They are to report to the commanding Officer of Fort Hancock on July 1
and undergo practical field training under Regular Army officers for two weeks.
The Brooklyn and Long Island officers called are:
Captain Charles R. BOSTWICK, 717 Ninth street, College Point
Captain J. FLANAGAN, 4250 Eighty-first street, Elmhurst
Captain William H. GREGORY, 131-53 135th street, South Ozone
Captain Joseph J. MACKEY, 4108 Seventy-seventh street, Jackson Heights
Lieut. Jacob J. BAUSCH, 19 Chestnut street, Brooklyn
Lieut. Nicholas F. HAWLETT, 4209 Marathan avenue, Little Neck
Lieut. Charles W. DENNIS, 2596 Forty-third street, Astoria
Lieut. Aloysius E. McGARRY, 693 Madison street, Brooklyn
Lieut. Dale K. TULLER, 389 Sixth avenue, Astoria
26 June 1928
LIEUT. CHOATE, OF 106TH, HURT IN FALL FROM HORSE
Peekskill, NY, June 26. - First Lieut. Joseph H.CHOATE, adjutant of the
Third Battalion, 106th Infantry, N.Y.N.G., Brooklyn, is in the Army Post
Hospital here to-day recovering from injuries sustained last night when
he was thrown from his horse during evening parade. CHOATE's skull was
Major SNYDER, U.S.A. surgeon at West Point, was brought to the hospital
from the Military Academy by automobile to treat CHOATE, and Co[l]
Joseph MUNDY, of the Divisional Staff, N.Y.N.G., declared to-day that
CHOATE was expected to recover.
27 June 1928
BROOKLYN RESERVE OFFICERS CALLED
Many World War veterans are among Reservists who were called to active
duty yesterday with the 607th Coast Artillery, of the Metropolitan area,
by Major-General Hanson E. ELY, commanding the Second Corps area, at
Under Col. Robert S. ALLYN, of 24 Irving place, commander of the Third
Battalion, 57th Artillery, C.A.C., at St. Mihiel and the Meuse--Argonne,
twenty-six Reserve officers of the regimental staff of the 607th will
report next Sunday at Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, for summer training,
which will continue for two weeks.
The Brooklynites called besides Colonel ALLYN are
Major Vergne CHAPELLE,of 9315 Hamilton walk;
Captain Charles L. CLARK, of 5 Stratford road,
Captain William D. WILKES, of 614 Decatur street;
First Lieut. Paul H.FRICK, of 23 Flatbush avenue,
Second Lieuts. D.W. DEAN, of 3202 Snider avenue
Harry T. MORGAN, of 2449 Ocean avenue.
17 August 1928
Patrick MONAHAN, a veteran of the Spanish-American War and
formerly for forty years a resident of the old Sixth Ward of
Brooklyn, died yesterday at the New York State Soldiers' Home
at Bath, N. Y. He served in Company I of the Twelfth New York
Infantry. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. JUDGE, and three sons,
James, Patrick and John MONAHAN. The funeral will be held at
9 A. M. to-morrow at Bath, N. Y.
15 September 1928
WAR VETERAN IS DEAD AT 84
Funeral services will be held at 2PM,tomorrow for Charles D.COLLINS, a
veteran of the Civil War and a member of McPherson-Doane Post 499,G.A.R, who
died Thursday at his home,841 Halsey street.
Mr COLLINS was born in New York City,June 14,1844, and had spent most of
his life in Brooklyn.He served in Company C of the 102 Regiment,New York
Volunteers. He is survived by two sons,Charles and William;two
daughters,Netta and Mary COLLINS.two brothers,William and Robert;a sister,Mrs
Mary MULLER,six granchildren,and eight great grandchildren.Interment at
10AM,Monday,under direction of Charles MORTON,578 Onderdonk avenue, will be
at the National Cemetery, Cypress Hills.
22 June 1929
U.S. NAVY VETERAN KILLED BY GASS
Peter DOWNEY, 58, of Seventy-third street, retired chief petty officer of
the United States Navy and onetime athletic instructor aboard the receiving
ship at the Navy Yard, was found almost asphyxiated in the bedroom of his home
Although he was pronounced dead, Police Sergt. Ulysses BOEING apparently
revived him. A rescue squad continued their efforts, korking [sic] four hours
and using ten cans of oxygen in vain. His widow and four children say he had
appeared to be despondent. Police booked the case as suicide.
15 July 1929
ARMY VAINLY SEEKS KIN OF 8 CIVIL WAR HEROES
Want Portraits for West Point Hall of Fame
West Point, July, 15 - Authorities, at the U.S. Military Academy here
have been unable to locate relatives of eight Civil War Generals, who
during the days of "61 to "65 were outstanding national heroes. Three of
the officers were army commanders, four commanded corps and one was a
brigadier-general who was killed in action.
Major-Gen. William R. SMITH, superintendent, desires names and addresses
of relatives of these men in order to communicate with them and arrange
for portraits perpetuating their memory to be painted and hung in
Memorial Hall at West Point as an inspiration to cadets.
The eight generals are
Don Carlos BUELL,
Samuel R. CURTIS,
William B. FRANKLIN,
John G. FOSTER,
Darius N. COUCH
"It is our hope that we may reach relatives or friends of these
distinguished officers," Gen. SMITH said, "and that they will assist us
by loaning either paintings or photographs which can be copied by an
artist. It is believed that G. A. R. Posts or Civil War veterans will be
able to help and I trust that persons or organizations having photographs."
June 15, 1929
Veterans WWI (Military)
TWO BROOKLYN MEN HONORED BY U. S. FOR DEEDS IN GREAT WAR
One Gets Service Cross, Other a Citation
Manhattan Man Also Named
WASHINGTON, June 15 U.P- Award of two Distinguished Service Crosses and two
Silver Star citations for gallantry in action in France during the World War
were announced by the War Department to-day.
Distinguished Service Crosses were awarded :
-Michael J. McGARY, 142 South Portland avenue, Brooklyn,
McGARY was a sergeant, Company B,
306th Machine Gun Battalion, 77th Division
-James P. NAAN, 258 West Fifty-second street, New York.
NAAN, a member of the same division, was a sergeant,
Company I, 308th Infantry.
Both men were born in Ireland.
Citations for gallantry named :
-Thomas J. MARTIN, 413 Hibernian building, Los Angeles, Cal.,
-James P. CHRISTY, 135 Hale avenue, Brooklyn. CHRISTY was a
private, Company G, 165th Infantry, 42nd Division.
Mr. McGARY is not known at 142 South Portland avenue.
17 March 1931
ACCUSE SOLDIERS OF DOZEN THEFTS
George A. LAYNE, 25, and Andrew GRVYBOSKY, 19 of headquarters company of the
Sixty-second Coast Artillery station at Fort Totten, Willets Point, were
arrested last night by detectives of the Flushing station on a charge of
assault and robbery and were to be arraigned in Flushing Magistrate's Court
today. Police say they are responsible for a dozen robberies in Flushing and
Bayside and that they have been identified by four of their victims.
19 March 1931
BORO MEN QUALIFY FOR NAVAL RATING
Among the members of the latest graduating class of the Machinists' Mate
School at Hampton Roads, Va., a service school conducted by the Navy
Hyman ABRAMOWITZ of 265 Floyd street
Henry Frederick KIRCHER of 269 Jamaica avenue.
Diplomas were awarded them by their commanding
officer, who congratulated them upon their successful completion of the
difficult thirty-five weeks' course.
25 April 1931
SOLDIERS GET PRISON TERMS IN ROBBERIES
Youngest, 19, Called Ringleader, Sent Up for Fifteen Years
Four Fort Totten soldiers, who confessed to a number of holdups
were sent to Sing Sing yesterday by County Judge Frank F. ADEL in
Long Island City.
Andrew GRZYBOSKI, 19, of Avenue, B Manhattan, said to be the
ring leader of the band was given a flat term of fifteen years as a
second offender, while terms of from four to eight years each were
imposed on his three accomplices. George DIEDERICK, 28, 215 Foster
avenue, Elyria, Ohio; George BAILEY, 26, 610 South State street,
Syracuse, N.Y., and George LAYNE, 25, 288 West Ninety-second street,
The robberies were committed at the expense of merchants in
communities surrounding the fort, where the four were attached to an
Lawrence DE SANDIS, 28, alias Daniel SERENO, 566 West 126th
street, Manhattan, was given a term of from three and one half to
seven years for attempted extortion.
He was convicted on the testimony given by Gabriel TRANTINO, an
ice dealer, of 1j50-32 126th street, Ozone Park, who said that DE
SANDIS threatened him with bodily harm if he did not turn over a sum
of money. The amount was not mentioned, he said.
A term of two to four years in Sing Sing was given Frank SUTTON,
24, 847A Munroe street, Brooklyn. He confessed to the theft of a
diamond ring valued at $500 from the home of Morris RANKIN, at 60-67
Flushing avenue, Maspeth.
Elmira Reformatory indefinite terms were imposed on the
William SAVINO, 16, 1567 First avenue, Manhattan;
Joseph BAUER, 16, 1535 First avenue, Manhattan;
Michael OTTOMANELLI, 16, 24-61 Fourth avenue, Astoria;
Edward FARRELL, 19, 500 West 174th street, Manhattan, and
Bernard ROWLAND, 18, 105 East 104th street, Manhattan.
SAVINO, BAUER and OTTOMANELLI, pleaded guilty to the burglary of
a grocery store at 92-64 Queens boulevard, Rego Park, while ROWLAND
and FARRELL admitted they aided in the planning of a Long Island
16 May 1931
BROOKLYN YOUTHS ADVANCE IN NAVY
The officer in charge of the Navy Recruiting Station, 8 Fourth avenue,
has received official notice that ten young men from Brooklyn and Long
Island have received their promotion in the Navy.
Benjamin BELANOFF, 5212 Church avenue;
William J. BRADY, 351 Johnson avenue;
William LUCAS, 855 Woodward avenue;
Charles E. PIERSON, 473 Van Siclen avenue;
Courtland W. ROSE, 319 Marcy avenue;
Howard W. SMITH, 2123 East Thirty-seventh street;
Frederick V. TENNER, 280 McDougal street;
Leon A. KIBLER, 19 Elm place, Amityville;
Charles E. WARREN, 134-09 115th avenue, South Ozone Park;
Charles H. WOHLFERT, 125-09 Avenue D, College Point.
7 June 1931
ELMHURST CIVIL WAR VETERAN, 81, DIES AT MEMORIAL SERVICE
Had Horse Ready to Ride in Queens Parade Next Saturday
John WHALEN, Civil War veteran, 81, of 9010 Elmhurst avenue, Elmhurst, had
already picked out his horse, but he won't ride this year in the Memorial Day
Wearing his uniform, the old gentleman collapsed last night into the arms of
his friends, John MATTHEWS and George VEN ETT, while a chorus was signing
"America" at the Allied Veterans' memorial services in the First Reformed Church,
Long Island City. They carried him out, but he didn't regain consciousness,
and was dead when an ambulance surgeon arrived.
WHALEN enlisted as a trumpeter and served with the Second Dragoons under
SHERIDAN. He spent thirty years with regular cavalry after the war, in the West.
He was night superintendent of Squadron A Armory in his later years, and always
scorned automobiles in favor of a horse.
Surviving are three sons, all of whom have had military service, and two
daughters. Funeral services will be held Thursday at his home and buried (as
printed) will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.
21 July 1931
RESERVE ARMY TO MOBILIZE
Col. Edward C.O. THOMAS of 122 East Forty-second street, Manhattan and
twenty-seven other Metropolitan business and professional men, many of whom
led troops in France, will report as regimental officers of the 442nd Field
Artillery, U.S. Army Reserve, when that organization mobilizes July 26 at Fort
Bragg, North Carolina for its annual two weeks of field training.
Others in the group are:
Lieut. Harry C. CHUCK, 351 Carlton avenue.
Lieut. Patrick J. LENIHAN, 51-64 Laurel Hill, Queens.
Lieut. Charles E. F. LEWIS, 292 Clinton avenue.
Lieut. David MARCUS, 2055 Ocean avenue.
Lieut. John L. RYAN, 68 Montague street.
Richard E. WHITE, 103-36 Lefferts boulevard, Richmond Hill.
Second Lieut. Walter H. BECKER, 105-18 Twenty-ninth avenue, Elmhurst.
Second Lieut. Germain R. BONNEAU, Fairview avenue, Bayside, Queens
Second Lieut. Charles E. CASALE, 36 Bay Seventh street
Second Lieut. John E. DONMEYER, 2069 Nostrand avenue.
Second Lieut. Robert RAYMOND, 290 Ocean parkway.
28 July 1931
WAR VET DEAD OF GAS FUMES IN OWN GARAGE
Police Investigate Death of Corona Man While Seated in Car
Melville FISCHER, 37, of 40-39 Ninety-ninth street, Corona, was found dead,
apparently from carbon monoxide asphyxiation, seated in a coupe in a garage at
Ninety-seventh place and Forty-second avenue, Corona, last night. The garage
had been rented by him and his business partner, Bernard GOETZ, of 23-57
Eighty-third street, North Woodside. They conducted the Improved Blower and
Electric Service Company, dealers in furnace feeding machinery, at 28-32
Thirtieth street, Astoria.
FISCHER’s wife had not seen him since 10 o’clock Saturday morning so last
night she communicated with GOETZ and requested that he try and locate him.
GOETZ forced entrance to the garage, the door of which had been locked from
the inside and found FISCHER dead.
The left door of the coupe was open and the ignition switch was turned on.
The motor, however, had stopped, although a small quantity of gasoline
remained in the fuel tank.
Police were notified and went to the garage. A scar on FISCHER’s chest led
them to suspect that the man might have died of a gunshot wound, but
examination of the shirt and undershirt disclosed no bullet hole or
bloodstains. It was learned later that the scar resulted from a wound FISHER
received in the World War.
Police are continuing their investigation of the case, and the body has
been taken to the morgue of the Queensborough Hospital in Jamaica where an
autopsy will be made on it today.
FISCHER was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War and was said to have
attended an entertainment held by that organization Saturday night. Besides
his wife, he leaves a young son.
29 July 1931
CAVALRYMEN HEAR CALL FOR DUTY AT CAMP
304th Off to Fort Ethan Allen Next Sunday
Brooklyn and Long Island horsemen are among officers of the 304th Cavalry,
U. S. Army Reserve, who have accepted a call to report next Sunday at Fort
Ethan Allen, Vt., for two weeks of field service, it was announced today by
Major General Hanson E. ELY, commanding the Second Corps Area at Governors
Those to make the trip include:
Major Daniel D. STREETER of 214 Fenimore street
Capt. Eugene H. PULCH, of 51 Ninety-first street
Capt. Louis A. SMITH of 72 Colony street, West Hempstead, L. I.
Capt. Thomas J. COCHRANE of Warwick avenue, Douglas Manor, L. I.
Capt. Paul C. KIENHARD, of Lake View Riding Academy, West Hempstead, L.I.
Capt. Albert HLAVAC, Jr., of 50-40 Bro?vale, Little Neck, L.I.
Capt. Leopold F. PRAEGER, of West Broadway and Eastwood road, Woodmere,L.I.
Capt. Arthur J. HANNA, of 108-07 116th avenue, St. Albans, L.I.
Lieut. Ernest H. HABIGHORST of 679 Hilton avenue, Garden City, L.I.
Lieut. William R. McTERNAN of 3780 Avenue J
Lieut. Rafael J. MIRANDA, of 27 Park place, Floral Park, L. I.
Lieut. Lorenzo G. VOGT of 7114 Narrows avenue
Lieut. Alex PISCIOTTA, of 419 Stockholm street
Lieut. P. Bradley CLARK of 687 Sterling place
Lieut. Gordon W. McKEAN of 1144 East Thirty-first street
Lieut. Frank W. PLATT, of Islip, L.I.
Lieut. Arthur H. TAYLOR, of 320 Lincoln place
Lieut. Wilbur L. STRICKLAND of 28 Marine avenue
Lieut. John R. GASSER, of 192 Columbia Heights
Lieut. James M. COLEMAN, of 6910 Sixty-eighth place, Glendale
Lieut. George M. WHITEHOUSE, of Willets road, Manhasset, L. I.
Lieut. Ainsworth H. RANKIN of 194-14 109th avenue, Hollis
8 August 1931
COL. FRANZ MAYER, SOLDIER, ADVENTURER, PASSES AT 84
FLORAL PARK VETERAN OF G. A. R. HAD COLORFUL CAREER
Col. Franz MAYER, 84 years old, one time soldier of fortune whose colorful
career was well-known to thousands, died last night at his home, 179 Aspen
street, Floral Park.
Col. MAYER was one of the few remaining members of Lafayette Post, 40,
G.A.R. He was born in Baden, Germany, and while very young ran away from home
and came to the United States. He enlisted on the Union side at the beginning
of the Civil War.
In 1873 he joined a filibustering expedition on the Virginius, bound for
Cuba, and he was one of those to be captured when the Virginius was rammed
and sunk by a Spanish man- o' - war. He swam ashore but was captured there
and placed in Morro Castle under sentence of death.
With the aid of an old priest, and a saw and a rope made of torn strips of
a blanket, he escaped. He swam a considerable distance toward a fishing
smack, and on the way was bitten by sharks. He managed to reach the boat, but
later his left leg and part of his right leg were amputated as a result of
the shark bites.
In 1898, Col. MAYER organized more than 3,000 men for duty in the
Spanish-American War, but the war ended before he and his men could get to
Cuba. One of his prized possessions was a letter of commendation from Col.
Col. MAYER was an honorary member of Andrew Fatcher Post, American Legion
at Floral Park and he executed some remarkable marine paintings which hang on
the walls of the post's headquarters.
Surviving are two daughters, one son, six grandchildren and two great
grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Sunday and interment will be in
Lutheran Cemetery, Queens.
13 August 1931
ARTILLERY MEN LEAVE SUNDAY
With Lieut.Col. James O. STAFFORD of 1 University place, Manhattan, in
command, the 306th Field Artillery U.S. Army Reserve, will depart Sunday for
two weeks of field training at Fort Hoyle, Maryland.
Twelve other business and professional men of the metropolitan area will
accompany the regiment as commissioned officers. They are:
Captain Morris R. CEDERBERG of 2771 Morris ave., Manhattan
First Lieut. Ralph R. SHULTIS of 162 Wall street, Kingston, N.Y.
First Lieut. Thomas F. STOUFFER of 540 West 123rd st., Manhattan
First Lieut. Charles F. WINGEBACH of Clement ave., Elmont, L. I.
Second Lieut. Herbert L. BORGZINNER, of 64 Liberty avenue, New Rochelle
Second Lieut. James F. FENTON of 113 Beechwood avenue, Mt. Vernon
Second Lieut. Martin FENTON, of the Yale Club
Second Lieut. Louis S. HIRSCH of 24 Ferncliff road, Scarsdale
Second Lieut. Jerome L. LOEWENBERG, of Sea Cliff, N.J.
Second Lieut. William A. RAINES of 120 Broadway, Manhattan
Second Lieut. John McK. TUCKER of 138 Ferris place, Westfield, N.J.
Second Lieut. Arthur G. WEST of Riverhead, L. I.
23 August 1931
BROOKLYN'S OLD 23D SWAM IN RAIN IN 1882 CAMP DAYS
AT LEAST NO MENTION OF ANY OTHER SWIM IS MADE IN COLONEL'S REPORT
As thousands of National Guardsmen return weekly from Camp Smith at
Peekskill, N.Y., many of the campaigners who were members of the old
Twenty-third Regiment can look back and compare present conditions at this
modern up-to-date camp with those that existed forty-nine years ago when
Brooklyn's Twenty-third had the distinction of being the first regiment to
occupy the camp at its opening in 1882.
While in many respects there are many similarities to olden days such as
the inevitable guard duty, the drilling and parading, the mad rush for mess
and the clandestine trysts with demure maids, there is a great difference
between the commanding officer's report in 1882 and that of the 106th in
1931. There is an interesting reproduction of the report handed to Maj.-Gen.
Frederick TOWNSEND by Col. Rodney C. WARD, commanding officer in 1882, in the
August issue of the New York National Guardsman, the official State
As accurate and detailed as the log of a great ocean liner, the report
fails to mention any baseball games, boxing matches, swimming or any of the
other athletics now considered as a necessary part of the National
Guardsman's training at summer camp. It is interesting to note that Col. WARD
reported that 666 men were present, sixty being absent, as compared with the
present 106th Regiment roster of 1,124 men.
On the day of leaving, Saturday, July 8, 1882, the regiment assembled at
the armory at Bedford and Atlantic avenues in full dress uniforms, with
knapsacks containing the Fatigue uniform, "and with overcoats rolled
thereon." In place of the shako, the "new State helmet," not unlike the
policemen's helmets of the good old Bowery days, was worn.
Whether or not it was the fault of the helmet is not known, but the
colonel reported that "during the march twelve or fifteen members of the
command were overcome by extreme heat, but by prompt and efficient action of
the medical department they quickly recovered, and all but three were able to
march when the steamer Columbia docked at Red Hook.
MESS TENT FALLS
Throughout the report there is a hint of tent trouble. On the first Sunday
in camp, religious services were held in the open, "in consequence of the
mess tent being blown down." The rain of the previous day had caused a
shrinkage of the tents and guy ropes which escaped the usual military
surveillance. As they dried out in the morning the ropes became slack and
just as the regiment sat down to eat, a strong north wind caused the
mess-tent to fall, demolishing some of the tables, crockery and lamps and
scattering the food about the platform." A few slight injuries were reported.
The elements take an important part in the entire report. One can imagine
the weary soldiers tramping about in the muck and mire for a great part of
the day. At other times, however, it is again noted that "dress parade was
omitted on account of the storm." The fifth day in camp, "the storm continued
all day and company and battalion drills and dress parade were dispensed
The following day, company drill was again omitted "on account of muddy
condition of the ground." but instead two and a half hours of Battalion drill
Today's National Guardsman can look in vain for even a small mention of
recreation. Just rain, storm, reveille at 5 a.m.; tattoo at 9:45 and taps at
10:30 p.m. There are frequent mentions of "march by flank, march in columns
at full distance, column of fours and skirmish drill." The eight days in camp
evidently failed to bring one swim for the tired boys in khaki and even the
officers' bathing pool that is now so popular at Camp Smith was missing.
As the detachment left for home, a brief mention is made of the next
"victims" of storm and drill. How those Brooklyn soldiers must have smiled as
their rivals, the "Dirty Dozen," Manhattan's Twelfth Regiment, arrived as
they were forming. "The customary salutes were exchanged and the camp turned
over to Col. S.V.R. CRUGER, commanding Twelfth Regiment, N. G.S.N.Y.
2 September 1931
Veteran Quits Army at 70, Given Easy Chair by Friends
Ozone Park man had been civilian employee last forty-three years
Fifty-three years after he joined the old third of U. S. artillery at Fort
Hamilton, Frank W. Krause, of 9717 81st Street, ozone Park, Long Island,
was placed on the retired list today at Governors Island upon reaching the
statutory agent of 70.
For the past forty-three years he has been on duty as a civil service
employee on Governors Island, the last eleven of which has been as an
attache of the office of the ordinance officer of the second corps area.
Congratulatory messages reached him during the day from scores of army
officers to whom he was affectionately known. These included letters from
Major General William Crozier, formerly chief of ordinance for the Army,
and Major General Samuel Hof, present head of the ordinance department at
Washington. His retirement papers were handed Mr. Krause by Lt. Col.
Norman F. Ramsey, ordinance officer of the Second Corps area. Associates
presented him with an easy chair.
During his long government service Mr. Krause served in the Fifth Artillery
at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, and at Castle William on Governors Island as
an enlisted member of the regular army. When he joined the Third Artillery
at Fort Hamilton in 1878 the post long since grown obsolete as a fortified
garrison, was an important point in the coast defenses of the city. In
August, 1888, Mr. Krause became a civilian employee at New York arsenal and
soon afterwards was transferred to Governors Island.
2 October 1931
COL. ERNEST M'CULLOUGH, EDITOR AND SOLDIER, DIES
Death at Sunnyside Home Follows Illness of Three Days
Col. Ernest MC CULLOUGH, 64, civil engineer, editor and soldier, died late
yesterday at his home, 41-12 Forty-eighth street, Sunnyside, following an
illness of three days.
He is survived by his wife, Therese CLAQUIN MC CULLOUGH; two sons, Captain
Seymour MCCULLOUGH, U. S. A., Governor's Island, and James MC CULLOUGH of
Staten Island, and one daughter, Mrs. Paul GALLEHER, wife of Col. Paul
GALLEHER, U. S. A., Los Angeles.
Arrangements are being made for a military funeral, and they will be
Colonel MCCULLOUGH was born on Staten Island, May 22, 1867. He was graduated
from the Institute of Technology at Chicago and other engineering schools. he
engaged in civil engineering at San Francisco and Lewiston, Idaho.
He was editor of Engineering Contracting, Chicago, 1905, and of the Railway
Age Gazette, 1910. He served with the National Guard of Idaho and Illinois,
and at the opening of the World War was a major in engineers of the reserve
He was made lieutenant colonel in the chemical warfare service, and was
wounded in the battle of Cambrai. From June to October, 1917, he was chief
engineer for the American Red Cross in France, and he was also chief gas
officer for the First Army Corps. Afterwards, he was assistant commandant of
the Lakehurst proving grounds, Lakehurst, N.J.
col. MC CULLOUGH was the author of several works on contracting and
engineering, surveying and structural designing. He had been a resident of
Sunnyside for the past six years.
6 October 1931
H. P. M'DONALD, VETERAN LIGHT MANAGER, DIES
Entered Service of Kings County Company in 1921
Harold P. MCDONALD, advertising manager of the Kings County lighting Company,
died yesterday at the Park East Hospital, Manhattan. He live at 9003 247th
street, Bellrose, Queens.
Mr. MCDONALD joined the employ of the Kings County Lighting Company in 1921
as paymaster. In addition to his duties as advertising manager he was in
charge of all educational work for employees. He was also head of the
customers' service bureau.
He was a veteran of the World War, having served as an artillery corporal in
France. He was a member of the old 13th Regiment of Kings County lighting
Company Post 261, American Legion, of which he was a past commander.
He is survived by his widow, Winifred a daughter, Mary; his mother, Mrs.
MCDONALD; a brother Charles L. MCDONALD, and a sister Mrs. Herbert TOLHURST.
The funeral will be held at 10 A. M. Thursday from his late home, with
requiem mass at the church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ninety-third avenue and
Winchester boulevard, Queens Village. Interment with full military honors
will be at the National Cemetery, Cypress Hills.
24 November 1931
COAST ARTILLERY PARADES FOR SPANISH WAR VETERANS AND GIVES SERVICES MEDALS
5,000 Persons Present at Tribute in Sumner Avenue Armory
The presentation of sixty-one regimental long service medals and 119 100
per-cent duty bars, and the awarding of two regimental trophies featured the
first review of the Guard season for the 245th Coast Artillery, tendered
last night to the United Spanish War Veterans of Kings and Queens Counties
at the artillerymen's armory, Sumner and Jefferson avenues.
The review, an annual tribute to the Spanish War veterans of the old
Thirteenth Regiment, was taken by Alfred J. KENNEDY, department commander of
New York. More than 5,000 persons jammed the balcony and floor as the 900
men and officers, comprising the present day regiment, and about 500 Spanish
War veterans paraded before the reviewing stand.
The khaki-colored service uniforms of the artillerymen contrasted
sharply with the distinctive veteran's uniforms - blue coats, gray trousers
and blue caps - many of whom also wore the famed "Rough Riders" attire.
The event opened with a concert by the regimental band and then a review
of the troops Colonel Breyer H. PENDRY, commanding, by Alfred J. KENNEDY.
The veterans were led by Grand Marshall William A. DAWKINS, past department
commander, whose staff included Charles P. SHINN, chief of staff, and
Charles ENDERLE, adjutant.
The review, which was very short, was followed by infantry drill
competition consisting of picked squads from each battery. The crowd then
witnessed an exciting half mile inter-battery handicap relay race. Evening
parade by the regiment under Lieut.-Colonel Robert P. ORR, followed.
At the conclusion of the evening parade the Colonel PENDRY trophy, for
general efficiency during the last summer period at Camp Wright, was awarded
to Battery L, commanded by Captain William PABST. The Artillery trophy, for
the highest score at target practice last summer at Camp Wright, was given
to Battery C., Captain Herman F. HEESCH, commanding.
Recipients of the long service medals for 10, 15 and 20 years service
were as follows:
Captain Walter P. ALEXANDER, Battery H, 20 year medal.
Captain E.J. RICHARDS, Battery F. and Sergeant Joseph A. McMAHON,
Headquarters Battery, received 15 year medals.
The ten year medals went to:
Captain Charles W. ROEDE, chaplain.
First Lieut. Vincent A. BATES, Battery I.
Technical Sergeant Claude A. WHITE, Headquarters Battery.
Staff Sergeant James BOYLE.
First Sergeant Sidney A. ADLER.
Sergeants John DUDLEY, Joseph A. WALKER and John J. LEWIS, all of Battery C.
There were 49 five-year medals and 119 regimental one hundred per-cent
duty bars distributed amongst the members of the various batteries.
At the close of the review there was dancing on the armory floor and
officers and their guests reception in the officers' quarters. Department
Commander Alfred J. KENNEDY retired to Battery L quarters where he had a
reunion with the Spanish War Veterans with whom he served.
7 August 1934
Peter F. HACK, Veteran of Civil War, Dies at 89
Peter F. HACK, 89, one of the few surviving members of the GAR on Long
Island, died yesterday at his home on Newbridge Road, North Bellmore.
He was formerly a member of the Rankin Post 10 GAR of Brooklyn, which
was disbanded several years ago.
Mr. HACK is survived by two sons, Frank L. and Arthur, and two daughters,
Mrs. W.D. TENNEY and Mrs. A.E. DEUBERT. Funeral services will be held
tomorrow afternoon at the Fulton Funeral Parlors, Freeport.
The Rev. John E. GERSTENBERG, pastor of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer,
Merrick will officiate.
Interment will be in Greenfield Cemetery, South Hempstead.
2 July 1935
WILLIAM H. BUTLER, CIVIL WAR VET, 93, DIES AT HEMPSTEAD
Hempstead, July 2 -- William H. BUTLER, a Civil War veteran is dead
here at his home, 136 Graham Ave. Mr. BUTLER, who was 93, died
Sunday night after brief illness.
As soon as the Civil War broke out he enlisted with the old 123d
Regiment, New York Volunteers, and saw active service throughout
His business career was spent with the law firm of Mann & Mann in
Manhattan and the Nashville-Chattanooga Railroad. He retired about
20 years ago. He was born in New York City.
His wife, Mrs. Ella Jane BUTLER, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Evelyn
GROSSDORF of 66 Barbey St., Brooklyn, survive.
20 August 1935
WEATHER DELAYS MARINE TRAINING
Special to the Eagle
Camp Hoffman, Sea Girt, N.J., June 20 -- Instruction in rifle and hand
grenades kept members of the 3d Battalion, Marine Reserves, busy this morning
as they rushed their training schedule to cope with the inclement weather.
Maj. Bernard S. BARRON, commanding the battalion, announced to the
company officers that the outdoor drill would be continued in battalion
parade formations to prepare the men for the review by Gov. Harold HOFFMAN
next Sunday. This battalion, with its two newly-formed companies, has
received many new men and the later periods today will be spent in
A spell of wet weather yesterday kept the battalion from outdoor work
and sent them to the mess shacks, where they were instructed in the handling
of the Browning automatic rifles.
Formal guard mount was held in the afternoon and followed by evening
parade. The rain continued through the night, confining the men to their
tents. Letter writing and card games furnished the men with amusement until
taps sounded at 10 o'clock and the lights were extinguished.
28 May 1943
97 Year Old GAR Vet Hopes to Parade
Daniel W. HARRIS of 231 Woodbine St., one of the five remaining civil war
veterans in the city expects to much again this year.
The 97-year-old GAR veteran is believed to be the nation's only surviving
Jewish member of the Richmond Hill Jewish War Veterans, he plans to
participate in their Memorial Day ceremony.
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