Conn.) Grand Army of the Republic. Buckingham Post No. 12.

28th anniversary roster of Buckingham post, no. 12, Department of Conn., G. A. R. and Buckingham W. R. C. auxiliary to the post; online

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BUCKINGHAM
POST No. 12

Deparimknt of Cow., (j. A. R.



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Buckingham W. R. C. Auxiliary to the Po^




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With Historical Sketch of the Post ami List ot" gia\es deco-
rated oil Memorial Da\ . ^ Also an Appendix giving a List
of all Norwalk men vvh,) served during the Civil War, as
shown hv the Connecticut State Record, arranged in Alpha-
betical order.

NORWALK, CONN.

February 2§th, igoS




RICHARD j. CLTBILL.
TWENTY-SIXTH COMMANDER

OF
KLC KINGHAM Pt)S 1.



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Post Officers, 1908



Commander RICHARD J. CUTBILL

Senior Vice-Commander CHARLES W. BENNETT

Junior Vice-Commander AUGUSTUS C. GOLDING

Adjutant GEORGE A. WHITE

Quartermaster THOMAS BRADLEY

Surgeon CHARLES VAN SCHAICK

Chaplain JAMES S. LYON

Officer of the Day ALONZO WHEELER

Officer of the Guard CHARLES J. MARTINET

Sergeant Major HENRY I. SMITH

Quartermaster Sergeant JOSEPH P. GROSSMAN

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Delegates to Department Encampment
GEORGE A. WHITE AUGUSTUS C. GOLDING

Alternates
HENRY L SMITH EDWIN M. BALDWIN

^oard of Trustees
GEORGE W. RAYMOND CHARLES F. LOOMIS ALONZO WHEELER



PAST POST COMMANDERS



BRADLEY S. KEITH. 1280, 1881, J882.

FRANK W. PERRY J883 CORNELIUS EL WOOD 18%

EDWLM NORTHROP J884 JOHN HENRY i8%

JAMES L. AMBLER 1885 AARON DECKER 1897

JAMES SCHOFIELD 1886 EDWARD E. PELTON 18^8, 18^9

WILLIAM A. AMBLER 1887 JAMES E. WIXON 1900

CHARLES F. LOOMIS J888 FLETCHER PIERCE I90i

GEORGE I. BUXTON J889 JOHN F. LOVEJOY 1902

ALVAN A. HAUSCHILDT 1890 JAR VIS KELLOGG 1903

THOMAS BRADLEY I89J WESLEY M. NIBLOCK 1904

ALFRED A. CHINERY 1892 JAMES S. LYON 1905

ALONZO WHEELER 1893 FRANK S. MIDDLEBROOK . 190fo

GEORGE W. RAYMOND 1894 CHARLES W. BENNETT 1907

JOSEPH P. GROSSMAN, / Past Commanders of Old Post 12, restored to their
WILLIAM A. KELLOGG, * honors by Department Encampment of 189J.

EDWARD M. LEES, ^

CHARLES H. OLMSTEAD, j p^jj Commanders Post 62.

PETER R. FOOTE, | Department of Connecticut,

BRADLEY B. BAKER, I disbanded.

WILLIAM E. ALBIN. I

MYRON W. ROBINSON, Past Commander Post 9, Dep't. of Conn.



PAST NATIONAL OFFICERS

EDWARD ANDERSON, GEORGE I. BUXTON.

Chaplain-in-Chief, 1887. Aid on Staff of Commander in-Chief, 1890



PAST NATIONAL DELEGATES

GEORGE I. BUXTON Milwav.k.-e 1369, Washington 1892. San Francisco 1*^3

RICHARD J. CUTBILL Chicago I'^OO, Denver H05

FRANK W. PERRY Louisville 13^5 GEORGE A. WHITE . Saratoga 1907




BRADLEY S.KEITH
I880-I88I-I882.



FRANK W.PERRY
1883.



EDWIN NORTHROP
884.




JAMES L.AMBLER
IS8S.



JAMES SCMOFIELD
1886.



WM A. AMBLER
1887




CHAS. F.LOOM
188



LVAN A.HAUSCHILDT
♦ 690.



P.AST COMMANDERS OF BUCKINCH \M POST




TM0MA5 BRADLEY
1891



ALFRED A. CHIN ERY
1892



ALONZO WHEELER
1893




6E0.W. RAYMOND CORNELIUS ELWOOD JOHN HENRY

1894 1895 1896




AARON DECKER EDWARD E. P ELTON JAMES E.WIXON

1897 1898 - 1899 1900



I'ASI COMMANDKKS t)l liLX KINt.l lAM I'O.SI




FLETCHER PIERCE JOHN F.LOVEJOY JARVIS KELL066

1901 1902 1903




WES LEY M.N I BLOCK
1904



JAMES 5. LYON FRANK 5.MIDDLEBR00K
1905 1906




CHARLES W.BENNETT JOSEPH P.CR05SMAN Wm A. KELLOGG

1907 (OLOPO&T) (OLD PO^T)



PAST COMMANDERS OF BUCKINGHAM POST




PETER R FOOTE



BRADLEY B.BAKER



I'AST tOMMANlMKS Ol 1 lAKKV NKDONOUGI I l^OSr. No. (.1. WIUSTI'OH!

<I)1SHAN1>KI>'
NOW MliMliEKS OF BUCKINGHAM I OS V




MYROX \V. KOHIXSOX,

Past Commander I'ost q, Depavimeiit of Conn.

Surgeon, Soldiers Home, Norolon.




COMkADI-: A. ll()MI':k l',^■|.\"(i'^( ).\. tli.m-li lil^ military scnicc was
brief, it \va> lume the k'>> crcditahlc and fiuitlc- liini to nu'iiiln r^liil» in <'»ir
order.

At tile breaking out id' the Keliellinn lie wa^ in the City ol' \\'a^liiiii;l(»ti.
and wa - aiiKnii;- the t'ir->t t^ xdlunleer fur the proleclit in ^^i the Capital hetorc
Northern inid]):- e<>uld he hnmi^ht there. Me joined the \\'a - hin_;;ton (.'lay
Ciiiard>. an orsjanizati" )n from anioni,' the lo\al resident- and ot'tieeholdi-r^ of



the city, mustered into service for the jjrotection of (lovernnieiit ])ro|)ert\ and
hves. They served till large bodies of troops began to arrive, when they were
given honorable discharges.

It was. liowever. as a civilian at the front, that Comrade liyington did
his be>t service to the cause of the country, far in excess of anything lie might
have accomplished as a scjldier in the ranks. As Chief Correspondent in the
field, of the Xew York Trihiiiic. the leading Administration organ of the da\',
his duties were arduous and exacting, and very important in a national sense.
Among many important acts to his credit might be mentioned the fact that it
was he who first gave the news of the o])ening l;attle of (ietty^bnrg t() l*re>i-
dent Lincoln, and the War Department, which had been cut oti' from tele-
graphic communication with the Army.

Comrade IJyington. as the re]iresentative of his jiaper. had free range of
cami)>. battlefields and ho-^jjilal-. conse(|uently was in ])osition to be of great
service to our boys at the front, and in order to afford him more authority in
that direction. ( iovernor liuckingham commissioneil him as Commissary ( ien-
eral on hi^ -talT. COnn-ade llyington wa> never ha])pier than when doing
-ome kind act for a >ick or wunndeil soldier, or using his intUience for their
advancement. .Man\ a Xorwalk cunn-ade has reason to hold him in greatful
remembrance.

It wa^ in C'onn'ade r>\ington"> Mall in ihe Ciazelle lUiilding. that I'.nck-
ingham J'<i - t had its birth, and in his paper, the Xorwalk Uaccttc. the I'o^t
always had an advocate and friend. Ilis intense loyalty to the cause we rep-
resented, ever made him the friend ni the I'nion .Soldier in war and in ])eace.

After the war, the ijih Connecticut Regiment \ eterans made him an
honorarv member nf their a>sociati()n and presented him with a handsome
gold badge, -et with diamonds, in recognition of h\> - ervice^ h^ them in the
field.

lie ha- recenth' relumed home after an absence of ten year- abroad, as
Cnited .*^tate- Con-ul at \a]ile-. llal\. and now in the >''2i\ year of hi- age
remain- an honored nienil er of the I'o-t in good ,-tanding.



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HISTORICAL SKEICH



The early liist(ir\- nf the ( iraiid Ariiix dt' ihe l\ei)nl)lic in Xnrwalk is some-
what (ih>cure: those >urvivini;' wlio took ])art in the lir^t attempt at ori^anizatitni
clilteriiig somewhat in tlieir rect)llection of the matter: but. as near as can be
ascertained from tlie records which liave l)een preserved, (juite early in the year
j8()J. less than a year after the foundation of the ( )rder in Illinois, a number
of ex-soldiers of Xorwalk ai)])lied for a Charter to organize a Tost, which
being granted, ten comrade- assembled in the sanctum of the Xorwalk
Gazette, and organized what wa> known a> I 'ost Xo. 2. District of I lousa-
tonic. Department of Connecticut, G. A. R.. and elected James L. Ambler
as its first Commander. The Post subsequently established its headquarters
in the Sons of Temperance 1 lall. Gazette Building, and increased in member-
ship to some fifty or more.

At that time the ."^tate was divided into four district-, one for each Con-
gressional District, with District Commanders. Gen. W'm. 11. .Xoble. ot
Bridgeport, was the first Commander of thi- Di-trict. .Sul)se(|uently the dis-
trict sub-division of the Order was abandoned, leaving as at present, the
Post as the unit. Dejiartments representing States, and one Xational organiza-
tion.

It appears, for some reason not shown, that the name of this Post was.
soon after its organization, changed to .Xo. 12. District of the 1 bmsatonic,
and continued in existence during the year- iSf )7-oS. but was disbanded early
in iSrxj. a fate which l)efell nearly every To^t in the State at that lime. U<r
want of sup])ort.

It wa- the custom at that ])eriod lo elect officer- -enii-annuallw and the
following Comrades served as Conimamler- of the I'o-t : Jame- 1.. Ambler.
Charles b". Loomis. loseph P. Cros-man and William .\. Kellogg, all after-
wards becoming members of lUickingham Po<t. 'i'he two former have since
served as Commanders by election, and the two latter were rein-tated to the
honors of Past Po-t Commander- in thi- Deiiarlment. b\ vote of the I'.ncamp-
ment at Meriden. in b>bruary. iS<)i.

The first Memorial Day services, and the ilecoration of -oldier-' grave-,
in accordance with the original order of General Logan were conducted by
this Post in May, i86(S; and, according to the report of the .Xorw.m.k
Gazette (then the only paper published in Xorwalk. an<l which gave a full
list of all the graves decorated), there were but two in St. Paul'- churchyard.

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three in St. Mary">, and fourteen in I'nion Cemeterv : \\herea> eight are nnw
decorated in St. Paul"-. 5^ in St. Mar\">. 13^^ in rnion Cemetery and 74 in the
new Riverside Cemetery, an increa-e of 244 >ince the first Decoration Daw

During the decade frnm 1S70 {<> 1880, no further attempts at organiza
tion c'.])|)ear to have been made. Imt in the .\'oK\\ \i.i< (jAZKTTi-: of Februarv
3r(K 1880. the following call ai)])eared :

NOTICF..

"AH old soldiers and sailors of the late war. residents of Xorwalk. who
ma\- he desirous of forming a Post of Cj. .\. R., at Xorwalk Ihidge. are
re(|ue^ted to meet with the following comrade-^, at the G.\zi-:tti-: ot^ce. on
Wednesday evening. l-\-hruary 4th. 1880. Signed. R. L. l^lls. W'm. .\. Kellogg,
Jere. B. Rusco, C. C. Piatt. Edwin Xorihrop. Geo. W. Smith, Thomas H.
Gibson, Jesse Pollard. 15. S. Keith. I'letcher Pierce, h'rank I'ollard. W'm. P..
Xewcomb, George H. Raymond, h)^. |'. Grossman and Jame> L. Aiuhler. '

In response to ihi - call, thirteen conn'ade> met and effectetl a tem])orary
organization. The}' were encouraged in their efforts to organize a Post by
the j^resence of a delegation from Douglas I'owler Post. Xo. 48. of South
Xorwalk. \\hicli had been organized a >hort time |ire\iou>. Thi- meeting
resulted in the a])])()intment i>\ a committee to i)erfect arrangement^^, for organ-
ization, and was followed by the organization of the ])resent Post. Februare
25, 1880. in the hall of Concord l)i\i>ion. Sons of Temperance, in th.e ( lazette
Pnilding. Xineteen comrades were mustered into ilu- ( i. .\. R. in the pre-
scribed form, by Senior \'ice-De])t. Commander \. I'.. I'.eer-. of Bridgeport,
and ("ommander I'.railley .s. Kfitli, witji ilu- oilur ofhcer>-elect. were duly
Mi-talleil.

It wa> >tated b\' I'a-^l 1 )epartment (dnimander t harle - 1'.. lowlcr. who
was present, that a> the original Xorwalk 1 '0 - I had no other name but \o.
T2. which had not >ince been approjiriated by any other 1 'o^-t oi the depart-
ment, this I 'o>t Could adopt that num])(.'r, with a name. It wa> accordinglv
voted to take the "Xo. 12." and n.ame the I 'o-t in honor of our great and
noble war ( io\ei nor " 1 Buckingham."

h'or two or three \ear> after organization, the l'o-.l. in common with many
others, had a hard struggle f<ir existence, and there were many times when it
seemed on the verge of following its pre<lecess()r. I'.ut change - had taken
place in the character and management of the ( )ider, .md it gradually becom-
ing known to the \eterans that it was entireK wiihoiu politics as an organiza-
tion, togctlu-i- with the growing spirit of conn adi'^hip and lioud of iiUi'rest
which timi- alone could produce, membership began to incre.isi'. ;ind ^oon
placed the I 'o-t on a lirm footing, lor several year- it increa-eil very reg 1-
larl\' ni nnnibrr- and ibai;icter of it- membershiji. niuil it took rank ;nnong
tlu- tir-t in the Stati'.

Afte'- organization, tlu' I'o-t m.iinlaineil head<|u:irlt r- m .'^on- oi I rni-
pciaini- Mall, (lazette Ihiilding. until ( )ctobei- 1. 1882. when it remo\eil to

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r(i()m< in the 1 )aiiii I'.iiilding, Xo. 40 Wall Strccl. 1 1 rciuaiiK'd there till
March 20, 1884, when chan,i;e was made to rdimi^ nn the >ec<ind tlour of
Lockwood's Hall huildiny. 1 lere the r<i>t remained .dont five months, when
lease was taken of the large and well-appointed hall on Wall Street known
as the "Athenaeum," the name lieing changed to (jranl Army ilall. The
Post held its first meeting in this hall Xovemher 12, 1S84. 1 lere the Post
thrived and grew tmlil a very large percentage of the old >oldiers and >ailors
of Xorwalk were taken into meml)er>hi]). 1 )m-ing the nearly seventeen years
the Post occupied these headciuarter-, the most imjiortant events in its his-
torv occurred. Many enjoyahle entertainments were given and associations
formed which will remain pleasant memories through life.

Dm'ing the term of Jame> Schotield a - C'ommander. in 1880, the Pu.-t
was fully uniformed with coats and ca]) - . and the following x'ear piu'chased
a full stand of colors, making a hue ap])earance on parade.

A contmittee of the Po^t was appointed ( )ctol)er 12. 1887. looking to tlie
organization of a Women's Relief Corps. It was organized a> "'nuckinghani
W. R. C, Xo. 30," Decemher k;. 1887. and has e\er >ince remained in a
tlourishing condition as a valuahle auxiliary to the l'o>t.

A committee was appointed Uecemher 2S, 1887, tt) take into consideration
the organization of a Camp of Sons of X'eterans. resulting in the organization,
on Fehruar}- 15, 1888, of what wa> known as ""( ). S. l-'erry Camp. Sons of
\'eterans."" The Cam]) continue(l in existence, however, only a few years.

At the National Encam])ment of 1887. Conn-ade l^dward .\nderson of
this Post, was elected Chaplain-in-Chief. and his installation to office took
place Xovemher 29, 1887. It was a red-letter day for .Xorwalk. there heing
prohably the largest gathering in town ever witnessed here. Several brass
bands and innumerable drum corps were in attendance, and there was by
far the largest ])arade of (i. .\. 1\. I'o-ts and military comiianie> ever seen
in Xorwalk. The Governor, P. C. Loun>bury. and >taff. with the Ceneral
of the State Militia and statT. were in attendance. The ceremonies took
place in the State .\rmory. and .Ma\or .Morgan (1. Pnlklex . <if Hartford, was
the installing officer. .\n elaborate collation wa^ served to the visiting guests
and comrades, in Lockwood's and (1. A. I\. Malls, and in the evening a fine
concert wa.s given in the ( )]iera 1 louse. .\utograph letters of regret were
received bv Chaplain .\nderson from l"x-i 'resident Rutherford P.. Hayes.
Gen. William T. Sherman and Major-(ien. J. M. Schotield, and now form
part of the Post records.

General Darius X. Couch, a i)roniinent Corps Commander of the .\rmy.
became a resident of Xorwalk after the war. and althought never becoming
a member of the Post — not wishing to sever comiection with his home Post in
Taunton, ]\Iass. — he frequently met with the Post and took part in .ill its
public functions. Mrs. Couch took :m acti\e interest in the work of (h.:

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Woman's Relief Corps, and was its first president. General Couch died
February 12, 1897, the lV)^t attendini;- his funeral in St Paul's Church in a
body, and a guard of honor accompanied h\> rcniain> to Taunton. }^lass.. where
the interment took ])lace.

The Post has held two successful Fairs, the first in the ( )])era House,
October 8 to 11. 1884. from which was realized a gii,„l sum. forming' the
nucleus of the Po>l Kehef l-uiid. The >econd l-"air wa> held in the State
Armorv. in connection with Company "F" of the State ( luard. I-'ehruary iS
to 2^, 1889. and was very successful, netting a >um ^ufiicient to erect the Post
monument in Riverside Cemetery.

A fine'h' located plot in Riverside Cemeter\ \\a> deeded to the Post for
the free burial of deceased soldiers and -;iilor- of Xm-walk. on wliich thj
Post erected a handsome monument, dedicaieil with ajjpropriale ceremonie>.
in the presence of a large gathering. Memorial l)ay. 1889. Ind'cati\"e of the
character of tlie monument, ihe C'ommander in lii'- ad(h-e-s ^aid:

'Tt was the wish of the I 'o>t that the nionumenl wa-^ not to he of an
elaborate or exi)ensi\e character. l)ut >uch a> \\(/uld lionor the hallowed
.spot, and mark it for future generation^ a> the re-ting i)lace of those
who fought to save the L nion in it- Iiour of peril, i'.nt the memorial
wdiich we to-day dedicate is something e\en more than in honor of our
dead conu'ades. In the nattu"al course of events, those solid l)locks of
granite will stand for ages — even long after the statue which surmounts
them — and to the fmure generation-, to wliom tlie ( Irand Army of tlie
Rei)ublic i> unknown, or l)Ut a faint and di-tant UKinory. and when this
cemeterv shall ha\e become a beautifnl cit\ of the tkad. the inscription
on yonder stone wiU ]»oiiU to the fact that in the }ear of ()ur Lord i88().
there existed in the town of Xorwalk. a rehc of the great War of the
Rebellion, known as lUickingliam 1 'o-t No. i_>. |)e])ariment of Connecti-
ciU (Irand Army of the Republic. The moiuunent is therefore a memorial
of the l'(.-t."

The Post has al-o procurecl State headstone- fur tlu' i^raws of all de-
ceased soldiers and sailor-, not otherwi-e proxided for, when in conformitx
with the wishes of relati\e-.

I )m-ing till- third Meniori.il I )a\ -erxices held h\ the I'o-t in iSnj. in the
I'ir.si Ciunxh. an incident occurred worthy of record. Re\ . William II.
Thomas, then pastor of the .'second .Methodi-t I'.pi-copal t hnich in hi- ad-
^Iress gave an ejoinu-iu de-eiiptii m i>\ the I'.altle of (iettxshmg and told hou .
when the light was i-aging liercely .and \ ietory trembled in the balance, a
small Hag was si-i-ii to d;irt toward- the rebel lines and alnio-i insianlb dis-
.'ippcar, ibe Iii'arer nndonbledly goim.^ down inider the leiiitii' shi.wei- of bnl
lets. The sj^hi (if tile llag ga\e tile I iiidu foiees Impe. bnwiver. and from
that nionieiit tliey wt-re imbued wiiii fre-li conr;ii^e .in<l ullimati-l\ won llu-
victory, .\fter tlu' li;.^lit llie -pe.iker. who wa- ;il thai linii' a cb.ipl.iin. .iccom-
panii'd by -everal officer-, ninnied ic> tlu' -jxit u beie llu- \\a'^ bad been s^en

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intent on solving- the mystery. After rfni(i\in,n- ^ix-at heaps of dead h. >(he>,
tlie\- came acro^^ the flag tightly gra>i)ed in the lift'lc' - lingers of a ne\v>boy
who had followed the army into battle. At lhi> ])iiint the speaker drew
from hi> pocket the identical llag. he having treasured it a> one n{ the
grandest relio of the war. The description of the battle and the finding
of the flag was so pathetic that there wa> hardl_\- a dry eye in the congrega- .
tion.

On October 20, 1900, the i'ost united with Dongla-^s l'^)wler To-i. Xo. 48.
of South Xorwalk, in the dedication of a Soldier-" .Monument in South Xor-
walk. The most friendK' relations ha\e alwa_\> exi>ted between the two , - i.->ter
lV)-ts of the town, each taking i)art in the other"- entertainments and public
functions. Douglass b'owler Tost ha- attended to the decoration of graves in
the southern part of the town on Meiuorial Da}, and Buckingham I o-i those
in. the northern part.

The Post has, since organization, had 22}, members, representing ever}'
branch of the -ervice. It reached its maxinuuu strength of about 150 mem-
bers in good standing, during the years from iSijo to iS(;4. Since that period
there has l:een a gradual decline in meiubershi]). .\lan\ have died, and xnne
have moved away and united with other jxists. It number^ but [)() members
in good standing at the pre-ent time. The Tost ha> had in it> membershii).
besides the two reinstated l*ast Commanders of ( )ld I'o-i ij. several Past
Commanrlers of other ])osts, wdio joined 1)\- tran^fer card. Marry McDonough
}\)st Xo. f)3. of \\'est])ort. having ];ecome reduced in membershii). surrend-
ered its charter lanuar\- 1. KJ05. A number of its members wi>hing to
retain their standing in the order, have since joined and become valued mem-
bers of Buckingham Post. Among them Past Commanders b'dwar.l M. Lees.
Charles H. Olmstead, Peter R. Foote, P.radle\- !'.. I'.aker. and William E.
Albin. being entitled to seat^ in the Oepa-rtment lv.icam])ment, add -trength to
the Post in the Department.

Jn addition. Past C"( nurander .M . W . Pobinsdii of I'o-t Xo. 1;. CoP
Chester, Surgeon of the Soldier's 1 lome. Xoroion. is r.nw a member ot this
Post. The oldest meml er of the I 'o-t at the ])re-ent time is Comrade Joseph
P. Crossman. just eight\-two. I he youngest member is ( i. A. branke. who
enlisted in the ra\y in 18(14. at the age of fifteen : he has just entered his
sixtietli }ear.

( )n Inne 5. npi. the Post mo\'ed into its ])resent ([uarters in the Jack-
son liuilding on Wall .Street, which are \er\ comfortable and convenient,
and better suited to the reiluce(l membership.

With no new lield for recruits like other organizations, the time is
rajiidly ai)pr(jaching when the I 'o-t mu-t cea-e to exist, when e\ery comrade
will "sleeD beneath that low green lent, w lio>e curtain ne\er outward swiiiirs."



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As this will prolialj]}- he the la-l puhli-lK-d r(»tcr of the I'ost, wliat can
be more ai)])ropriate than to clo^c thi> - ketch w iili tlu- hcantiful words of the
Reverend W. (". Kichard-on in clo-inj^^ hi- addrc - to the I'o-t on Memorial
Day, i8<;o:

"I see a mii,duy Im-t. -hadow y and dim with >ilent tread and ghostly
march. Away it >treams in ceaseless majesty, rising and falling with
stateh' swing. it> ])hantom banners waving in the noiseless breeze, its
muskets touclied with the light of another world.

"Its ranks fill up from every cam])ing place, each lonel\' grave an^l
bloody l^attlefield yields u]) it> own, from each forsaken glade and steril
mountain side they come, and, as it> rear guard swings this way. you,
too, grown old and feeble in your time, fall in and on you move, a mighty
host of everv age and race, with one ins])iring thought, with one majestic
motive, that all-absorbing godlike trait — unselfi>hness — which to-day finds
no form more worthily its own than that of the man who wears the blue
and bears the l)adge of the (irand Army on his breast."



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ROSTER.




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Co. F. IT <'(Miii. N'dls

Co. < '. L'7 <'oUn. \'ols. ;lll(l
IIos]i. Si(\v;inl Ki'U'. .Vniiy.



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I'.;ild\vin, Kdwin II.
Unldwin. William K
llarnard. William C

Barrett. .John F

Bates. Snuth

Bates. William II. . .
Baker. Bradley I'.. . .

Ballard. Elijah

Beclitel. Benjamin..
Bedient. William II .
Bennett. ( 'liarles W .

Benedict. Lewis B..
Benedict. Emx-li P>..
Beers. William P. . .
Beers. Frederick . . . .

Betts. Sanniel

Blake. Edwin M

Boiiardns. .John W. .
Boomer. Iliram F . . .

Bowe. Isaac

r.radlcw Thomas. . .



r.rady. Stephen A

Brown. ( Ji'oriTe I

Brown. I lenry

Brown. ( 'hanncey E. . . .

I'.row n. Seeley

Brown. William 1'

Brow n. William E

I'.rotherton. Theodore. ..

B.rotherton. Ira .M

Brush. Theodore

Buckley. Patrick

Buckley. Pclcr

P.nrtis. ( Icoru'c \V

Bnxton. ( Jconri' I



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(•<.. P., :;4 111. \ols

Co. P.. 1 ('((un. ( 'av

Co. II. 1 Conn. 11. A

Co. A. ;i N. .1. \'ols

Co. E. 1':'. Conn. X'ols

Co. A. .-. \. V. Vols

Co. C. L's Conn. N'ols

Co. G. r, X. v. II. A

Color Sirt. Til Prnn. X'ols

Co. F. 1 .\. .1. \ols

1st Sut. Co. <;. I'.m; PeiiH.
Vols

Co. II. 17 Conn. NCls

Co. II. 17 Conn. N'ols

( "o. E. -'.'< < 'onn. \ols

Co. E. 1':; Conn. \'<ds

Co. F. 11 .\. V. Cavalry

Co. K. 1 !>el. N'ols

Co. E. 1 ( "onn. N'ols

Co. C. L'l ( "onn. N'ols

Co. G. 1(1 Conn. N'ols

1st Sirt. ("o. A. 1.". X. V. En-
gineers

Su't. ( 'o. .V. 17 ( "n'ln. N'ols. . . .

Co. P.. 1(1 I'. S. Infantry. . . .

("o. P. 1 Conn. II. A

("o. (". 2 Conn. II. .N


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