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hortation, and was for years one of Mr. King's most
effective helpers in that extensive field. For several

years he had indulged the wish to study for the min-
istry, and after the death of his wife he -.t himself
resolutely to the realization of this purpose. He

pursued a course of classical study at the Bloomfield

Academy ; his th.-ologieal studies were pursued chiefly

under the direction of the Itcv. Dr. .lame- Richards,
of Nl wark, and in 1821 he was licensed to preach by

the Jersey Presbytery. In 1822 be was ordained by

the same body, and installed pastor of the church at

Succasunna. His labors here wen- attended with

marked -i i - . From this place be went as a mis-
sionary to the Indians. From this position became
i DUnty, and BUCCeeded that truly remark-
able man, the R.-v. Edward Allen, as pastor of the
Wantage Church, the mother of the three churches

in that town-hip, — Wantage, lieenierville. and D.-ek-
ertowu. His pr.-aehing in the old Wantage church

wa- wonderfully successful. < Ine revival at that place
was astonishing in its incident-, power, and the num-
ber of its converts. He wa- wont to -ay that " he

never traveled anywhere, even in Wisconsin, that he
did not find some who were converted in that revival."
Hi- great success in Wantage l.-.i to hi- being called



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to the charge of the Free Presbyterian Church, — now
the First Congregational, — Newark, N. J. His labors
here were far from being unsuccessful, but his friends
at Wantage claimed him again. He took charge of
the Second Church of Wantage, Beemerville, and his
ministry was again rewarded with several remarkable
revivals. At least two of these were said to have
brought into the church over a hundred converts each.
After several years' labor here he removed to Wis-
consin, — a change that did not add much to his com-
fort, and he returned the third time to Wantage, and
for several years supplied the pulpit of "Wantage
Third," as the Presbyterian Church of Deckertown
was called. Here too his labors were abundant in the
number brought into the church.

The elders during the ministry of Rev. Mr. Kanouse
were Levi Ayres, John Dunning, Henry Beemer,
Daniel Van Auken, and E. M. Decker.

The pulpit was next filled by Rev. Nathaniel Leigh-
ton, who followed Mr. Kanouse and began his labors
Sept. 1, 1854, the elders during his ministry having
been John Dunning, Henry Beemer, Eben M. Decker,
and Levi Ayres.

Mr. Leighton resigned the pastorate after a resi-
dence of five years with his people, and an invitation
was extended to Rev. Robert Crossett, which was ac-
cepted, and the new pastor entered upon his clerical
work Jan. 1, 1859. The elders at this time were Ben-
jamin Couse, Nelson Phillips, Isaac Dolsen, Robert
McMickle, Jonathan Decker.

Rev. Andrew Tully succeeded in December, 1866,
and continued pastor of the church until 1873, after
which Rev. William F. Arms received a call, and was
installed on the 7th of December of the same year.
His ministry extended over a period of nearly three
years, after which the present incumbent, Rev. C. P.
Glover, received and accepted a call, his installation
having taken place Dec. 26, 1878. The present elders
are John Dunning, Robert McMickle, Nelson Phil-
lips, Isaac Dolsen, Barret A. Van Auken, M. L.
Hockenberry, 0. C. Hockenberry, Dolsen Ayres. The
church sustains a flourishing Sabbath-school with 90
members, of which the pastor is superintendent, and
Robert McMickle assistant superintendent.

THIRD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF WANTAGE.

On May 1, 1839, Rev. George Pierson, the beloved
pastor of the Presbyterian Church of the Clove, at
the request of several members of his congregation re-
siding in the village of Deckertown, organized the
above-named church. Though feeble numerically,
■ — only 28 members, — they possessed great spiritual
enthusiasm. The first elders chosen were Lewis
Whitaker, Jacob Beemer, Horton Beemer, and John
Smith.

Rev. James W. Wood, fresh from the seminary, be-
came pastor of the church in the autumn. He is re-
membered as a man of positive convictions, a con-
scientious preacher, fearless in the discharge of his



duties, and spiritually minded. He began his labors
with this little flock under the firm conviction that
he could convert the whole of Sussex County. For
six years he waged a successful warfare, but doubtless
found true the experience of a greater man, Philip
Melanchthon, who " confessed the old devil was too
strong for the young Melanchthon." The first year
under Mr. Wood's pastorate 34 were added to the roll
of membership, and the people began the work of
church erection. The result of six years of labor of
this pastor was the building of a comfortable edifice
and the addition of 120 to the church membership.
The pronounced piety of Rev. Mr. Wood is still re-
membered. His boldness in confronting the evils of
the day left its impress upon the minds of his hearers.

Rev. A. B. Rich succeeded to the charge, and dur-
ing his pastorate of two years 20 members were added
to the church roll. After an interval of two years,
during which the congregation were without a settled
pastor, Rev. B. Farrand received a call, and remained
six years, when the membership was increased by 50
names. Rev. William H. Babbitt followed and re-
mained two years, during which time 19 were received
into communion with the church.

In connection with the results of these successive
pastorates should be mentioned the efforts of two
elders of devoted piety, John Smith and Broderick
Decker, whose fidelity and sincerity, as exemplified
in personal pleading with the people and visitations
from house to house, were greatly blessed.

Rev. Peter Kanouse, a man mighty in the Scrip-
tures and a giant in argument, became in his old age
the pastor of the church. He ministered with edifi-
cation to the people until he fell asleep, in 1861, hav-
ing carefully guarded his flock for six years. He
was a man greatly beloved, and his grace is still with
the people.

Rev. O. H. P. Deyo labored for a year in the field,
and was succeeded by Rev. P. J. Timlow, a ripe
scholar and an able preacher. For four years he
drew increasing congregations, who were delighted as
they sat under his ministry. Rev. N. Elmer followed,
and preached for one year, when he was succeeded
by Rev. James McWilliams, than whom the church
never possessed a more thorough scholar and thought-
ful divine. The four years of his labor in this field
were without brilliant results, but the church had
ever before it the life of a minister that was lovely
and of good report. It had teachings that were
sound and thoroughly Presbyterian. During his pas-
torate at Deckertown he was united in marriage to
Miss Rebecca Wilson, daughter of one of the older
residents of the place. His death, which was sudden,
occurred in September, 1873, from an affection of the
heart. He was stricken suddenly, while in the prime
of health and manhood. Rev. Mr. McWilliams was
an honored member of two secret societies, whose
deep sorrow bore fit expression in the tablet that
marks his grave.



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The present pastor, Rev. E. A. Hamilton, was called
in September, 1873, and baa occupied the field longer
than any preceding minister. Mr. Hamilton entered
the army at the beginning of the civil war and served
until its close, leaving the service with the commis-
sion of lieutenant-colonel of the First New York

Mounted Kill.-. 11.- afterward* graduated at the
Obcrlin University, and later studied theology at the
Onion Theological Seminary, in New York city.
The church has during hi* ministry been repaired,
the congregation increased, and additions to the
membership to the number of oK made.

The only revivals of religion which this church has
enjoyed have been under the pastorates of Ifev. James

\V I and Rev. Mr. Hamilton. It has had various

Beasons of refreshing, but no striking displays of
interest of a general character.

The congregation has suffered great loss l>y death
in recent years, heads of families of much spiritual
Bis wll iis financial influence having been called
away.

The present elders are Abram Smith (for many
years in office), Jeremiah Layton, James II. Dun-
ning, Andrew Shorter, and .lames JIaUe\ t'ou-e. .1.
A. Dunning is the present superintendent of the
Sabbath-school and chorister of the church.

Mi;nioni-i i PISI OPAL 0H1 BOB

The Methodist Episcopal Church at Deckertown

wa- organized in ls.'iS, under the energetic labors "I
Rev. Isaac Cross, the church edifice having been
erected in 1867, and dedicated Feb. 8, L858. This

was mainly etl'ectcd through the liberality of Mr. In-
crease Stoddard, who donated the ground upon which
it stands and a subscription of s.,nii. l',v a singular
coincidence, his funeral sermon was the first deliv-
ered ill the new building.

It is not possible to present to the reader any detail
Of the progress of the church other than is afforded
by the succession of pastorates. Mr. Cross was fol-
Lowed by Rev. John Scran, after which Kev. Jacob
Fort was assigned to the charge. Be was succeeded

l>> Rev. John Faiill, after which the pastors in

order are as follows: Revs. J. N. Van-ant. Benjamin
ralmcr,. 1. N. Keys, George W. Horton, Walter Cham-
berlain, E. V. King, and ,1. \. k.\-, B -croud time,

who is the present pastor.

The stewards of the church are C. A. Wilson, Alu/i

A\ res, Nelson Dewitt.

I'lIK WANTAGE MBTH0DI8T EPISCOPAL CHURCH,

The Wantage Methodist Episcopal church was or-
ganized through the zealous efforts of Kev. Mr. Shaw
in 1881. The same year a church edifice was erected.
Services having previously been held in the barn of

William Wilson and in the school-house of the neigh-
borhood. The pastor- who are located at Deckertown

also minister to this congregation. The present Stew-
ards of the church are N. T. Woodruff, Hiram Van
Sickle, and Benjamin Hart.



THK SOUTH WAXTAGK .METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
This church— better known as the Red Church,

from the original color of the building — was erected

in ls.",7 by Isaiah Winlicld, the first pastor of the
church being Kev. Mr. Baker. It was rebuilt and
beautified in 1*7*, and i- now enjoying the pastoral
labors of Rev. Mr. Tompkins.

I.IBERTYYILI.K MBTHODIBT EPISCOPAL CHURCH.

The Liberty ville Methodist Episcopal Church was
organized in 1860, and a building immediately erected
under the auspices of Rev. S. C. Mertene, the ground
for the purpose having been donated by Jacob Cort-
right. The congregation has been growing and pros-
perous.

.MOIST SALEM BAPTIST CHI BOH

This church was formerly an outpost of the Baptist
Church at Ohionville, Orange Co., N. Y., and was or-
ganized by that body in 1833, under the ministry of
Kev./.. Grenell, Sr., who became its first pastor. The
same year an edifice was erected by the parent church
for the use of the congregation. The second pa-tor
was Rev. John Case, and at a later date Rev. Stephen
Case also filled the pulpit. Rev. C. BrinkerhotF fol-
lowed, and Kev. Jacob I icsuer was at a later date the

clergyman in charge. Rev. C. Brinkerhoff was a

second time settled over the charge, after which Rev.
Ernest Thompson, at present settled over the Baptist
Church at Newton, became pastor. lie closed his
labor- in IS7S, since which time the church has been
without regular ministrations. The present deacons
arc William Wielcham, S. S. Myers, and Sauford
Vail.

IX.— THE LAST CENSUS.
The census of 1 SSI I returns the names of the follow-
ing citizen- of Wantage who have attained advanced
year- :

William Ayera,83; Enoch A.Ayers,70: Kartell Ayere, 68; BUnbsUi
Ayera, 80; Rhode I ray, Mat] I Ldam ,68; John 8. Harwell,
69; Mary A.Barwell.OO; Nathaniel Bond. 70; Ah,.!, Boomer, 86;

Marten B r,79 b Blair, 68; Suaan Blair, 7<>; William Comp-

ton, 74; Margarel Clay, 73; I briitophei Clay, 70; Hadlaon Coykeu-
•luii. 67; Sunn Cbrtright, okllng, 65; Jane Coddlng-

Iod, 66; Mao L'rowell, - . Marlon C «, -7; Char-

lotte! t Ooolbaogh; 81 ; Chartee Darta, 07; Gabriel

L. liiii.nh.L-. 76; Harriot B. Docker, 72; John Di log, 83

R, Docker, 71 ; Sarah Drew, 68 LOkrrar,

B. 1. Grlggn, 72 ; Katarah Hockenberry, 89; Hanuah Howell,

71; John A. Hough, 65; Catharine Howell, 70; BarraU D. HaTena,

7:.; Anna a Hall, 77; Zepha ii Herons, 81; Holdah Harena,76;

Milee Hardin, 68; I be A. Hardin, 66; Petal Koyt, 96; Lydto

1 1 . . \ t , - 1; I ...im .l;irvi-, 71 ; Willium Kornlrk,

Chariot F. Kinney, 76; Pater Longooy, 78; Aiartah 1
Hosier Lewie, 78; Jaan

Moddaugn, 71 ; Christiana Meddaogh, 80; Aaron Meeker, 70; I I
Malnon, 66; s. t. II. McCoy, Bl: Samuel Newman, 65; Jephtho
Potter, 87; Barah Paroal, -7; Darld Parry, 68; Sarah 8. Pi
Potor 0. Batan, 71 ; }an< Raton, 71 . John V. Roloaon, 73 ; Abigail I.
Bolos 01 7 ■•: Nathan Knloson, 6.'. ;

John Stewart, 72; Harvey Bhapbard, 69; Walling Btmooaon, 70; Jane

U I; Hariah fl

Took... Vanripar, 71; 2111a Van-

rinor,78; Am Wtlaon,72; Matthew WesUall,77; Maria Woatfall,
70; Boll 88; Suniii Adnma, B8; baas Baamer. 7 ■

Ellu Boomer, 79; uv inra Brink, 78; Pbnbt Brink, 71; Oatharina



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Brink, 65; Nancy Bross, 77: Cortright Beemer, C5; Nancy Roloson,
SS ; Abrani Brink, 7S ; Jane Buckley, 70 ; Emma Bedell, 82 ; Marian
Boughton, 07; David Bross, 07; Julia A. Bowman, 69; Moses Brink,
70; Harriet Brink, 71; Neherniah Baird, 69 ; Elizabeth Baird, 68;
Robert Buuglian, 68; Margaret Baughau, 70; Eleanor Benjamin,
81; Catharine Cole, SI ; Hannah Crawford, 68; Alvah Caskey, 76;
James D. Curran, 77 ; Sarah Curran, 78 ; Charlotte Curran, 77 ; Ma-
riah Crum, 69 ; John Cortright, 67 ; Gabriel Coykendall, 71 ; Harriet
Coykendall, 69 ; Martin Cole, 68 ; Marella Cole, 71 ; Josiah Cole, 73 ;
Harriet Cole, 70; William Cole, 70; Jane Cortright, 74 ; Jacob W.
De Witt, 74; Moses De Witt, 89 ; Catharine De Witt, 85; Evi De
Witt, 90 ; Julia De Witt, 65 ; John B. Decker, 76 ; Anna Drake, 78;
Nelson Decker, 66 ; Eliza Decker, 68 ; Mary Doty, 91 ; Halsey
Decker, 69; William Decker, 69; Phebe J. Earls, 69; William El-
ston, 65; Sarah A. Elston, 66 ; Phebe Elston, 91; Catharine Elston,
85; Eliakim Everitt, 75; Eliza Everitt, 70; Thomas Everitt, 89;
Neoma Everitt, 77 ; Marfan Fuller, 78 ; Edwin S. Fuller, 74 ; Albert
Green, 08; Elizabeth Green, 65; William Halsted,67; Sarah Hough,
69 ; Phebe Hoy t, 84 ; John Haggerty, 68 ; Asenath Howell, 65 ; Julia
Kyte, 70 ; William Kern, 69 ; Anna E. A. Leach, 66 ; Jesse W. lewis,
70 ; Jacob B. Leport, 05 ; Phebe La Farge, 71 ; Angeline Lambert, 75;
Lebbeus Martin, 05; Rachel McCullough, 85; Jenette Morrow, 67;
Jacob Myers, 68; Sarah Myers, 65; Era Myers, 65; Harvey Mead,
82; Julia Mead, 75; Amos Muuson, 77; Elizabeth Munson, 73; Louis
Nape, 76; Sarah Preston, 74; Margaret Post, 79; Jesse Potter, 75;
John Perry, 69; Catharine Perry, 66 ; Philip Pinkie, 70; John W.
Quick, 71 ; Michael Quick, 05 ; Dauiel Roseukrans, 72 ; Jane Rosen-
krans, 73; Peter Rogers, 83; Elizabeth Rogers, 78; William Space,
66; Phebe Smith, 72; Andrew Shorter, 69; Margaret Shorter, 65;
Catharine Simpson, 66; Emma Simpson, 76; Asa Smith, 65; Samuel
Schoonover, 73 ; Hannah Schoonover, 80; William J. Shorter, 65 j
Abram Smith, 70 ; Jane Smith, 71 ; Sarah Sharp, 72; James Shelly,
67; Margaret Shelly, 70; Baltus Swarts, 68; John Swarts, 70 ; Levi
Schoonover, 76 ; Margaret Schoonover, 76 ; Eveline Stiles, 74 ; Mary
Stiles, 69; Mariah Taylor, 76; Robert Thorn, 67; Mary Tucker, 76;
Joseph A. Van Auken, 80; Francis Vansickle, 70; Jeremiah Van
Gorden, 08; Hiram Vansickle, 65; Joel Van Auken, 68; Phebe Van
Auken, 65; Martha Vansickle, 05 ; Elias Vansickle, 66 ; Sarah Van-
sickle, 78 ; Abiah Wilson, 77 ; Lucy Wright, 68 ; Abram Wiggins, 69 ;
Louisa Wiggins, 72; Ruth Woodruff, 78; Maria Wilson, 76; Augus-
tus Wilson, 74; William Wickham, 72; Rebecca Wickham, 66; Coe
D. Wickham, 67 ; Susan Wilson, 68 ; Sarah Lewis, 75 ; William Lewis,
70; Polly Van Gorden, 68. Number between the ages of 00 and 05,
114.

X.— NOTES AND INCIDENTS.

The following inscription is copied from the monu-
ment erected to the memory of Dominie Van Ben-
schoten in the cemetery of the Reformed (Dutch)
Church, New Brunswick :

" The memory of the juBt is blessed.*
"The Rev. Mr. Elias Van Bunschoten was born October 26th, 1738;
graduated A.n. 1708 ; licensed to preach 1773, and settled in the ministry,
first at Shagticoke, afterwards at Minisink. He died January loth, 1815.
Established in the truth and ardent in its defense, from his youth to his
old age he preserved in a' good profession of faith and in a holy and ex-
emplary life. In the ministry of the gospel he was faithful, and dili-
gently employed his talents in the service of his divine Redeemer. His
zeal to promote the interest of tho church of Christ prompted liini to
make a very liberal donation to the support of indigent students and the
benefit of the theological college at New Brunswick. To perpetuate the
memory of this venerable and charitable man, and to express their grati-
tude, the Right Reverend Gen' Synod of tho Reformed Dutch Church
have erected at tho public expense this MONUMENT.

"Well done ! g 1 and faithful servant. "f

EARLY EXPLOITS AT DECKERTOWN.

The following incident is related as having occurred
at the tavern kept by Samuel Decker at an early day.
On a certain evening a man was seen riding towards
the upper end of the tavern-stoop. The horse was a



f In Greek.



light sorrel in color, with a bald face. The knight
rode up to the stoop, and made his horse step upon it.
He then rode past the kitchen to the bar-room door,
thence he turned and rode into the bar-room, and
was seen no more from the street. On entering, he
advanced with his steed to the bar. Meanwhile, the
barkeeper and proprietor was stooping down in the
act of replenishing his bottle from the barrel, and,
having his back turned, did not observe what was pro-
gressing. With a kind of a neighing voice the knight
from his horse called for drink. The barkeeper
looked up, and suddenly encountered the nose of the
steed. He considered this as a challenge, and sprang
through a side door to a wood-pile with the inten-
tion of grasping an axe with which to kill the horse.
Some of his friends, deeming this unwise, detained
him as he was returning with the weapon.

The horse was with difficulty ejected from the
house, when suddenly a band of pugilists poured from
the bar-room and swarmed upon the stoop. Oaths and
imprecations rose, and clenched fists flew, till dark
night drew a curtain over the turbulent scene.

The design of this affray, as proved afterwards in
court, was to provoke the tavernkeeper to kill the
horse in the bar-room, and then to open the animal,
stuff the innkeeper into the cavity, and sew him up,
leaving only the head protruding, after which they
purposed using the bottles at will and departing in
triumph.

This outrage upon the common decencies of society
was not originated by the denizens of Deckertown,
but was the offspring of the fertile brains of wdiat
were called in those days liners. They dwelt upon
the State line between New York and New Jersey,
having doors opening into both States. These people
were as wicked as the evil one wished them to be,
and occasionally so much worse as to injure even the
cause of the devil.

THE GRAND ENCAMPMENT OF VETERANS.

In response to an invitation extended by Gen.
Judson Kilpatrick, the Annual State Encampment
of the Grand Army of the Republic for the year
1878 was held at Deckertown, in August of that year.
For many weeks previous to the occasion extensive
preparations were in progress, that the veterans might
be welcomed with becoming hclat. Invitations had
also been extended to various State regiments of
militia and to the venerable Hexamer Battery, of
Hoboken. A welcome was also given to citizens of
the county who desired to join in the reception of the
State's heroes by old Sussex. An irregular company
of cavalry was improvised in the county for escort
duty, which assembled at Newton on the 26th of
August and marched to the scene of action the fol-
lowing day.

On Tuesday, the 27th, the first regular day of the
encampment, Gen. Kilpatrick, escorted by Mattison's
cavalry, received the troops at Deckertown and con-



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ducted tin-in tci the ground, which was located two
miles north of the village.

This parade was the mosl imposing spectacle of the
kind witnessed in the county. A section of Capt.
feller's Hoboken Battery during the march had been
Dispatched to thi grounds to fire a salute, while the
remaining section performed the same duty at the
depot. Tin- following was tin- order "!' march :

I onntj Cavalry.
i | patrii I I 'i Bamlll nai D
1 •■ i nir t iii.-ii t Commander dueller, 0, A. 11. , and staff.

Fourth lt.«i "t Milltin, Ool, Dudlej '• Sti

Drum I
Si . , Battalion Essex County, Capt. Matthews,
\\ . t .. . ...1 < .i 11.. 1 Band.

Ninth Beglmonl MUItlo, Col. Hart.

Brass Baud, 50 pieces.

Hexomer Battery, Capt. Ellis.

Lincoln Port, Ho. n. Newark.

I sal Dodd Poet, No. 12, Newark.

Haxnnoer Port, orange.

PhU Kearnoj Post, No. 1, Newark.

Farrago.) Poet, No. 28, P
George 0. Headi Pi it, No. 1, Passaic.
Chaplain BaUer Post, N0.S6, Paterson.
Rankin I iklyn.

T. M. K. I Poet, No. 5, Camden.

Bayard Post, No. 8, Trenton.
. Kennedy Port, New Brunswick.
Vlric Dahlgren Port, No. 1, Philadelphia.
Voss' Band, Newark.

Hadson C ty Battalion, Col. Toffy.

Veteran Battalion, Haj. Furrier, Jersey City.

Hackettatown Bund.

Veterans Hackettrtown, Washington, and Don

V, 1 loos Organizations.

This w:n I'nlliiwiul l>\ a luipj ni valcade of carriages
and wagons of every description. The march was
hut and dusty, and a few succumbed i<> the heat and
were obliged to leave the ranks. The officers, with
brilliant uniforms and spirited horses, made a fine

appearance. I lediately after the procession ofthe

Grand Army posts were Beveral carriages, containing
1 Jen. I laniel E. Sickles, • len. John < '. Robinson, com-
mander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic
of the United States, Gen. Graham, Gen. Carr, Prof.
Atherton, Bon. Qarrel Hobart, Eon. F. A. PottB,
Hon. Samuel T. Smith, Hon. John Hill, Socrates
Tuttle, of Paterson, and many others.

Extensive arrangements had been made for the i i-

i'.iii of those who participated in the display, many
of the invited guests having been entertained by the
general at his residence. Eloquent addresses were
inatlr by Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, Gen. J. C. Robin-
suii, ami others. Fine music also enlivened the scene,

ami a 1 m descriptive of events in the late war was

read by one of the veterans.

Dhe scene outside the tenl was picturesque. Below
tin- road the artillerj was encamped, and through the
ilim lighl afforded by the camp-fires the guns of the
batter) could I"- discerned. Beyond the big tenl

were ni rous Sibley and A tents where th •gani-

tations were encamped, and over the grounds numer-
ous lights presented a weird and martial look.



The -ham battle commenced aboul n i. The

veterans were commanded by Col. Mueller and the
militia by Col. Hart, of the Ninth. Kilpatrick, ac-
companied by hi> orderly, placed the troops in posi-
tion. The battle opened by the firing of the cannon
mi the hill and in the meadow in fronl of the house.
The militia ascended the hill and captured the bat-
tery. The veterans came around, and after some
firing of musketry retook the cannon. The Ninth
and Fourth Regiments formed a line of battle In-low,
and tin- two forces mel in contest. There was con-
siderable excitement during the conflict, in one or
two instances the men coming in close contact with
each other, so thai the fighting assumed almost the
appearance of a genuine battle. A Bag of truce,
borne by < len. Kilpatrick, ended the -ham fight, and,
standing in his saddle, he made the farewell
to the veterans and the State militia. The soldiers
then man lied to their tents, stacked arm-, and made
ready for their departure. For the remainder of the
afternoon the road was crowded with wagons, and the
paths through the fields to the village were filled with
pedestrians.

Nearly 4'l,O00 people were a - i inhled on the

grounds, and the success of the enterprise afforded
matter tor congratulation to all who participated.



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.

HI (ill JUDSON KILPATRICK.
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick was horn at Deckertown,'
\. .1.. Jan. 1 1, 1836 : graduated at the United -

Military Academy, and entered the army as sec I



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