First Lieut. Wtn. L. Greenleaf . . .
139 South 7th St., Phila.
140 Nassau St., New York
Oxford Bldg., Portland.
19 Milk St., Boston.
373 Milwaukee St. , Mil.
20 Tribune Bldg. , Chic' go
Atlantic Bldg., Wash.
64 W. 4th St. , Cmciimati.
86 Western Av. , St. Paul.
Cham. Com., Portland.
Laclede Bldg., St. Louis.
95 Kittredge B., Denver.
Cominander- in- Chief, Headquarters, Philadelphia. Instituted October 21, 1885. Brevet Lieut.-CoI.
John P. Nicholson, JSecorde? - in- CViie/.
TJCational Association of tlSTabal Vtttvanu:
Rear- Admiral Commandinf/Samuel Alman, No. 227 Division Ave. , Brooklyn, N. Y. Commo-
dore— H. C. Farquhar, Zanesville, O. Captain— George Fritchner, Louisville, Ky. Commajider—Wm.
J. Ferguson. Philadelphia, Pa. Lieuteyiant-Commandtr-'E.dward D. Bliss, Brooklyn, N. Y. Senior
Lieutenant— T). Bungajj Freeport, 111. Junior Lieutenant— James Stanley, Brooklyn, N. Y. Fl^vt
Surgeo7i— Thomas G. Herron, Cincinnati, O. Fl^eet I'ay7naste7-—'Ex(lix F. Dustin, Providence, R. I.
Fleet Enpinee7-— George L. Seavey, Chicago, 111. Fleet Chaplai7i—A. S. Mc Williams, Detroit, Mich.
Judae- Advocate- Geneird— Charles Cowley, Lowell, Mass. Natio7ml Secretary—Fred. E. Haskins, 767
Washington Ave. , Brooklyn, N. Y. Natio/ial Historian— John B. Wirt, Indianapolis, Ind.
The National Association of Naval Veterans was organized by delegates from the various associa-
tions of naval veterans throughout the Union at a meeting, held in the city of New York, in January,
1887. The obiect of the National Association, as declared by the constitution, is "to cnerish the
memory and associations of the war of the late relDellion, perpetuate tlie glorious name and deeds of
our navy, to strengthen the ties of fraternal fellowship and sj-mpathy, to advance the best interests of
this association, and to extend all possible relief to the widows and orphans of members; to foster
the cultivation of naval science ; to encourage the building of an efficient navj^ and national defences;
to enforce unqualified allegiance to the general government ; to protect the rights and liberties of
American citizenship, and to maintain national honor, dignity, union, and independence. "
Any officer, appointed or enlisted man who has served in the United States Navy, United States
Marine Corps, United States Reventie Marine Service during any portion of the time between April
12, 1861, and August 25, 1865, who has not borne arms against the United States, or been convicted
of any infamous crime, and who has been honorably discliarged or resigned by an honorable accept-
ance of resignation, is eligible to membership in this association. There are 37 local associations
working under the national charter, a paid membership of over 7,500, and about 3,000 contributing
l^tQUlat Arms aittr ISTaljp Winion*
OFFICKKS OF THE NATIONAL CORPS.
National Commander— J oseiph Vj. Morton, Washington, D. C. Senior \lce- Commander— TP. H. Alte-
kamp, Portsmouth, Va. Ju7iiur Vice-Cij)n7nande7-—Armin R. Ilolzheid, San Francisco, Cal. Adjutant-
General— Richard J. Fanning, Columbus, O. JPaymafstej'- Ge7ifiral— James P. Lockwood, Chicago, 111.
l7ispcctor-G€ne7'al— John ischumacher, Brooklyn, N. Y. National Chaplai7i— John E. Cox, Owensville,
The Regular Army and Navy Union was organized in Cincinnati and incorporated under the lawsof
Ohio in March, 1888. Tlie national organization (called the National Corps) was organized in August,
1890. The Union admits to its I'anks men now in the service who have served one or more terms and
hold honorable discharges, also those now in civil life who hsfve served in the Army, Navy, and
Marine Corps of the United States and who have been honorabl.v discharged therefrom, whether said
service was before, during, or since the war The branches of the order are called garrisons, and are
located chiefly at military posts, naval stations, and marine barracks, and on board oianv of the
modern ships of war. There are at present 142 garrisons, with an estimated membership of 10,000.
Comrades of the battlefield. 333
^DCittits i^i sanion ^rtn^ i^orjjs.
SOCIETY OF THE ARMY OF TENNESSEE.
President— Gen. C4renville M. Dodge, JVeaswrer— Gen. M. F. Force, Correspcmding Secretary— Gen.
A. Hickenlooper. Recording Secretary— Qo\. C, Cadle.
The society was organized at Raleigh, N. C, April 14, 1865. Present membership, 524. Died
since organization, 206.
SOCIETY OF THE ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND.
President— Gen. W. S. Rosecrans. CcnTesponding Secretary— Gen. II. V. Boynton. Treasurer— Gen.
J S Fullerton. Rec<yrding Secretary— Col. J. W. Steele. Historian— Gol. C. Kniffin. Executive Com-
mittee— Officers of the society ex-officio, Gen. C. H. Grosvenor, Chairman; Gen. W, A. Robinson, Gen.
D. S. Stanley, Col. Henry Stone, Gen. J. W. Burke.
The society was organized in February, 1868, and its present membership is 700. The next annual
meeting of ttie society will be held at Rociiford, 111. , on the Wednesday and Thursday of Chickamauga
week, 1896. ^
SOCIETY OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
JVfsfden^— Brevet -\Iajor-Gen. John Gibbon, U. S. A. T7cc-PresK?e?i;:s— First Corps, Private Daniel
J. Gillen; Second Corps, Capt. C. W. Harris; Third Corps, Capt. Isaac P. Gragg: Fourth
Corps, Brevet Major-Gen. James Jourdan; Fifth Corps, Col. G. A. Woodward; Sixth Corps,
Capt. George B. Fielder; Ninth Corps, Major David F. Wright; Tenth Corps, Capt. Charles A.
Brooks; Eleventh Corps, Brevet Brig.-Gen. John T. Locknian; Twelfth Corps, Private Charles W.
Boyce; Eighteenth Corps, Gen, W. T. Noyes; Is ineteenth Corps, Col, H. C. Conrady; Cavalry Corps,
Brevet Brig.-Gen. Jonathan P. Cilley; Artillery Corps, Lieut.-Col. Carl A. Woodruff, U. S. A.;
Signal Corps, Capt. Paul C. Botticher; General Staff, Brevet Brig.-Gen. Thomas Wilson, U. S. A.
Corresponding Secretary— Brevet Major-Gen. George H. Sharpe, 125 Bleecker Street, New York.
Recording Secretary— Brevet Col, Horatio C, King, 375 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. Treasurer-
Brevet Lieut-CoL Samuel Truesdell, 41 Park Row, New York,
The Society of the Army of the Potomac was organized in 1868, The present membership is
1,800. The next annual reunion will be held at Burlington, Vt., the date to be fixed by the Executive
THE ELEVENTH ARMY CORPS ASSOCIATION.
Fresldent— Gen. D. P. di Cesuola. First* Vice- Prcfiident— Gen. T, W. Osboru. Second Vice-Presi-
dent— C&pt. William Wilson, Jr, Third Vice- President— QQ,\it. Charles Paddock. Secretary— Gsi^t.
Francis Irsch, Historian— Q.o\. August C. Hamlin. Vice-President of the Army of the Potomac— Gen.
J. T. Lockman.
The association was organized at Portland, Me. , July 5, 1890. The membership is now about one
hundred, and among the members are the following veteran officers: Gen. Franz Sigel, Gen. O. O.
Howard, U, S. A. ; Gen. Carl Schurz, Gen. Julius Stahel, Gen. Orlando Smith, Gen. F, C. Winkler,
Gen. E. W. Whittlesey, Gen, C. H, Howard, Col. F. A. Meysenburg, Col. J. C. Lee, Col. M. Weidrich,
Col, Theo. A. Dodge,
SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF WAR VETERANS.
QymmanuMr-in- Chief— Thovnas, D, Rivers, New York City, Deputy Commander— D. 8. Saylor, Akron,
O, Second Peputy Co?»mfln*r—E. H. Witt, Boston, Mass. C/ioptoin- m- C/i(<f—H. E. Mozealous, Bos-
ton, Mass. Adjutant- General— De Witt O. Hough, New York City. Quartermaster- General— John H.
Heitman, New York City. 7/iipficto? - &'ene?-ai— Joseph J. Hevrin, New Haven, Ct. Surgeon- General—
H. C. Newcomb, Bridgeport, Ct. Judge-Advocate- General-^. S. Fancher, New Haven, Ct. Chief
Mustering Officer— C. J. Barbour, Springfield, Mass. C7wV/o/(S'^nr#— William Langshultz, New York City,
The Society of the Sons of War Veterans is composed of the male lineal descendants above the age
of eighteen years of honorably discharged Union soldiers, sailors, or marines who served in the war of
1861-65 for a period of not less than six months (a part of said service having been at the front),
unless discharged on account of wounds received in battle or killed in the discharge of duty.
The objects are "to preserve and perpetuate the principles for which our ancestors tought in
battle, to support, aid, and assist the Union soldiers and their widows, and for mutual beu'^fit and
advancement." The third national convention will be held in New York City in August, 1896, the
date to be fixed by the Commander-in-Chief.
General Ocymmanding— George E, Dolton, St. Louis, Mo. Lieutenant' General-^George L. Camp,
Burton, Wash. Registrar- General— Victor Gebhardt, St. Louis, Mo. Judge-Advocate-Genei-al- Jacob
Shively, Anderson, O. Quartermaster- Greneral— Magnus TaAt, Los Gatos, Cal. National Chief of Staff —
L. J. Allen, St. Charles, Mich. National Adjutant- General— John F. Hoffman, Wilson, O. Executive
Council— George E. Dolton, St. Louis, Mo. ; Eugene Paine, Iowa City, la. ; Eli Cook, Eaton Rapids,
Mich.: Albert S. Smith, -Plymouth, N. H. ; John W. Mullen, Lafayette, Ind. ; Henry J. Conover,
Loami, 111. \ George H. Blakeslee, Lomax, Neb.
The military order of the "Comrades of the Battlefield " was organized August 5, 1891, having
for its object "the preservation of individual records of service under'Jire and to collect and preserve
for the future the true history of the war of 1861-65 as made by the soldiers and sailors under the fire
of the enemy. While not a secret or political association its members are bound together by the ties
formed amid the crash and carnage of battle. Any one who was actually under fire of the enemy or
who was wounded or taken prisoner in action during the late war is eligible to membership, and a
certificate of service under fire is issued to the members that is positively and unquestionably a cor-
rect and true record of service. ' '
Aperpetualorder of offspring of the above organization entitled "The Grand Order Descendants
of the Comrades of the Battlefield "has its headquarters at St. Louis, Mo, Membership is composed
of all descendants, male and temale, of members of the first- named order.
Grand Army of the Republic.
Commander-in-Chief.. Ivan N. Walker, Indianapolis, Ind.
Senior Vice- Com. E. H. Hobson, Greensburg, Ky. Surgeon- General... J. B. ^^'^aiting, Janesville, Wis.
Junior Vice-Corn. S. G. Cosgrove, Pomeroy, W ash., Chaplain-i7i- Chief.. T, C. Iliff, Salt Lake City, Utah,
Adjutant- General Irvin Eobbins, Indianapolis, Ind.
Quartermaster- Gen. A.. J. Burbank, Chicago, 111. ] Judge- Adv. -Gen Alfred Darte,Wilkesbarre,Pa.
Inspector-Gen William M.01in,Boston,Mass.l
The National Council of Administration has 45 merabers, each department being represented by
DEPARTMENT OFFICERS AND MEMBERSHIP.
Department Commanders. '
Arizona . .
Calif. & Nevada
Colo. & Wyom.
Massachusetts . .
Pennsylvania . .
Rhode Island. . .
Manoah Bostick . .
Wm. C. Roberts..
Chas, E. Wilson..
N. J. O'Brien
J. M. Brewer
Edwin F. Wood . .
P. E. McMurraj'..
L. B. Nelson
W. H. Powell
H. B. Shively
J. L. Thomas
J. K. P. Thompson .
J. P. Harris
R. M. Kelly
C. W. Keeting
W. H. Green
O. A. Horner
S. B. DaboU
R. E. Fiske
C. E. Adams
C. E. Buzzell
H. S. White
T. W. Collier.
E. J. Atkinson ....
A. P. Rounsevell. .
A. G. Trosper
Ethan AV. Allen...
H. H. Cumings. . . .
IM. T. Anderson . . .
D. R. Ballou
S. R. Drake
W. J. Smith
W. W. Bostwick .
C. O. Farusworth.
B. Cannon, Jr
Va. &No. Caro. J. E. Porter
Wash. & Alaska Norman Buck
West Virginia. R. II. Lee
AVisconsin |W. D. Hoard.
San Francisco, Cal
New Orleans, La..
New York City. . .
Oklahoma City . . .
Washington, D. C .
Salt Lake City. ...
Spokane, Wash. . .
Fort Atkinson . . . .
E. D. Bacon
A. J. Judd
S. K. Robinson
T. C. Masteller
W. H Conley
J. H. Thacher
James P. Averill
H. E. Myrick
F. W. Spink
R. M. Smock
R. ]NL Gilmore
R. L. Chase
J N. Harrison
E. H. Wheeler
A. M. Sawyer
L. M. Zimmerman.. .
H. O. Moore
J. K, Mertz
J. B. Pachall
Ed. S. Walker
James D. Gage
E. A. Badger
H. C. Terhuue
D. F. AUen
D. M. Burchfield
W. N. Morse
J. F. Morrison
C. F. Benjamin
P. S. Chase
C. S. Deering.
A. J. Steele
E. L. Witman
T. C. Bailey
H. A. Wheeler
W. N. Eaton
J. M. Comstock
L. A. Martin
S. H. Tallmadge. . . .
Wilmington . .
Jacksonville . .
Des Moines . . .
Lake Port. —
Grand Forks .
Providence . . .
Salt Lake City
*New department oflficers are elected from. January to April, 1896.
The first post of the Grand Army was organized at Decatur, 111. , April 6, 1866. The first National
Encampment was held at Indianapolis, November 20, 1866. The next vAW be held at St. Paul, Minn,
NATIONAL ENCAMPMENTS AND COMMANDERS-IN-CHIEF.
1866— Indianapolis Stephen A Hurlbut.Ill.
1868— Philadelphia John A. Logan, 111.
1869— Cincinnati John A. Logan, 111.
1870— Washington John A. Logan, 111.
1871— Boston A. E. Bui-nside, Rhode Is.
1872— Cleveland A. E. Burnside, Rhode Is.
1873— New Haven CharlesDevens, Jr. ,Mass.
1874— Harrisburg Charles De vens, Jr. , Mass.
1875— Chicago John F. Hanranlt, Pa.
1876— Philadelphia JohnF. Hartranft, Pa.
1877— Providence J. C. Robinson, New York.
1878— Springfield J. C.Robinson, New York.
1879— Albany William Earnshaw, Ohio.
1880— Dayton Louis Wagner, Pa,
1881— Indianapolis George S» Merrill, Ma.ss.
1882— Baltimore Paul Van Der Voort.Neb,
1883— Den ver Robert B. Beath, Pa,
1884— Minneapolis John S, Kuntz, Ohio.
1885 -Portland, Me S, S. Burdette, Wash.
1SS6— San Francisco Lucius Fairchi Id, Wis.
1887— St. Louis John P. Rea, Minn.
1888— Columbus, Ohio.. William Warner, Mo.
1889— Milwaukee Russell A. Alger, Mich.
1890-Boston Wheelock G. Veazey , Vt.
1891— Detroit John Palmer, New York.
1892— Washington A. G. Weissert, Wis.
1893— Indianapolis John G. B. Adams, Mass.
1894— Pittsburgh Thos, G. Lawler, 111.
1895— Louisville Ivan N. Walker, Ind.
Union Veteraois'' Union. 335
AUXILIARY TO THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC.
NatioTml President— 'lA'&\>Qi\i K. Turner, No. 29 Temple Place, Boston, Mass. National Secretary—
Harriette L. Reed, Boston. Mass. National Treasurer— IsaheWe T. Bagley, Zanesville, O. National
Senior Vice- President— Mary A. Ninekirk, Louisville, Ky. National Junior F/ce-P>-es/den<— Henrietta
Stiesmeier, St. Louis, Mo. National Chaplain— Sarah A. C. Plummer, Lansing, Mich. National In-
spector— Marj L. Carr, Longmont, Col. National Counsellor— Margaret Ray Wickius, Sabetha, Kan,
National Instituting and Installing Officer— 'Ella Jordan Mason, Biddeford, Me.
This organization was created by the mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters of Union soldiers of the
Civil War of 1861-65, for the purpose of aiding and assisting the Grand Army of the Republic, and to
"perpetuate the memory of their heroic dead, " to ''• extend needful aid to the widows and orphans, "
to ' "• cherish and emulate the deeds of our army nurses, ' ' and to *• ' inculcate lessons of patriotism and
love of country among our children and in the communities In which we live. ' ' The organization is
composed of departments, which are subdivided into corps. The total membership of the order June
30, 1895, was 140, 305. The annual amount expended in relief during the fiscal year was $188,330;
the amount since organization in 1883, $1,201,890. The next annual conveutiou of the corps will be
held at St. Paul, Minn. , in September, 1806.
Commander-in-Chief —W . H. Russell, La Crosse, Kan. Senior Vice- Commander-in- Chief— "Eilv^ood.
T. Carr, Radnor, Pa. Junior Vice- Commander- iri- Chief— W. R. Cooper, Knoxville, Tenn. Adjutant-
General— H. V. Speelman," Cincinnati, O. Inspector- Gene7-al— Frederick C. Stillson, Battle Creek,
Mich. Surgeon- General— T)r. Dan. S. Gardner, Massillon, O. Quartermastei - General— IX. Loeben-
stein, Chicago, 111. Judge- Advocate- General— B,. B. Oglesbee, Indianapolis, Ind. Chaplain- in- Chief —
Rev. Frederick B. Cole, Olneyville, R. I. Council-in- Chief —Jl. V. Speelman, Cincinnati,©.; R.
M. Buckley, Louisville, Ky. ; D. F. Goulding, Somerville, Mass.
Camp No. 1, Sons of Veterans, U. S. A. , was organized in the city of Pittsburgh, Pa. , November
12, 1881. The organizati-on is omposed of lineal descendants, over 18 years of age, of honorably dis-
charged soldiers, sailors, or marines who served in the late Civil War. There are now two thousand
Camps, with a membership of one hundred thousand distributed among twenty-nine Divisions, corre-
sponding to States, the general society constituting the Commaudery-iu-Chief. Each Camp has its
own officers, the head officer being the Captain. The principal officer of the Division is the Com-
mander. The fifteenth annual encampment of the Commandery-in-Chief will be held at Louisville,
Ky. , in Septemoer, 1896,
sanion VtUx^n ILt^inxx.
National Commander— George <J. James, Cincinnati, O. Senior Vice National Crnnmander—W. S.
Norcross, Lewiston, Me. Junior Vice National Commander— Thomas J . Maginley, Philadelphia, Pa.
Quartermaster- General— W . Potter Kremer, New York City. Surgeo7i- General— Clarence T. Smith,
Philadelphia, Pa. Judge- Advocate- General— Jacob F. Slagle, Pittsburgh, Pa. Adjutant- General—
Edmund D. Spooner, Cincinnati, O. Chaplain- in- Chifif—UeY. J. A. Banks, Pittsburgh, Pa. In-
spector-General— Daniel Caldwell, Vhiladelphia, Pa. Chief Mustering Officer— Charles A. Foster, Wil-
mington, Del. National Executive Committee— Thomas J. Shannon, Washington, D. C. ; John J.
Dimick, Wooster, Mass. ; W. Y. Tuxbury, Wilmington, Del. ; J. M. Paver, Indianapolis, Ind. ;
Edward S. Donnelly, Jersey City, N. J.
The Union Veteran Legion was organized at Pittsburgh, Pa. ,. March, 1884, and the National organi-
zation waf! perfected November 17, 1886. Encampments are now organized in 21 States and the Dis-
trict of Columbia, numbering 144 encampments. The membership is over 20,000. To become a
member, the applicant must have been an officer, soldier, sailor, or marine of the Union army, navy,
or marine corps during the late Civil War, who volunteered prior to Jidy 1, 1863, for a term of three
years, and was honorably discharged for any cause, after a service of at letist two continuous years ; or
was, at any time, discharged by reason of wounds received in the line of duty; also those who volun-
teered for a term of two years prior to July 22, 1861, and served their full term of eyilistment, unless dis-
charged for wounds received in the line of duty; but no drafted person, nor substitute, nor any one who
has at any time borne arms against the United States is eligible. A statement by the adjutant-general
of the Legion says: "• It is believed that those who entered the service prior to July, 1863, had but one
object in view, and that was the preservation of the Union. There were no bounties prior to that date,
norwere there any feai-s of a draft; consequently, those who shouldered a musket or wielded a sabre
felt that it was a sacred duty to offer their lives iu defence of their country' s honor. ' ' An article of the
rules provides that " No officer or comrade of the Union Veteran Legion shall in any manner use this
organization for partisan purposes, and no discussion of partisan questions shall be permitted at any of
its meetings. ' '
WiMimx Vtttxuxin' WLwinxi*
Comvmnder-in- Chief ^Tionis F. Ellis, Lima, O. Deputy Commander-in- Chief —'H.. L. Street,
Washington, D. C. Second Deputy Commandei'- in- Chief— James O. Benson, Biddeford, Me. Surgeon-
Ge^ierai— Adam Miller, Washington, Pa. chaplain-in- Chief Silas 3 . Bobbins, Penfleld, N. Y. Ad-
jutant-General— J ose\ih Morris, Lima, O. Quartermaster- General— Charles Cowles, Lima, O.
Inspector- General— Charles W. Wood, Worcester, Mass. Judge- Advocate- General— H. S. Prophet,
Lima, O. Chief of Staff—John W. Greene, Toledo, O. Chief Aide-de- Camp— F. W. Ritschy, New
The Union Veterans' Union was organized in Washington, D. C. , in the year 1886. It is composed
of honorably discharged Union soldiers, sailors, and marines,^ of good character, who served at least six
months continuously, unless sooner discharged on account ot wounds or injuries received in the line of
duty, during the Civil War between the years of 1861 and 1865, part of which service must have been
at the front, and he must have participated in one or more eiigagements. Its objects are declared to be
' 'to unite in bearing each other' s burdens ; to care for the widows and orphans ; to keep alive the memory
of our participation in the events and perils of the war, and to preserve and perpetuate the principles
for which we fought ; to irecognize the rights of the Union soldier to positions of public trust, and his
preferment over all others for employment under the Governilient, he being fitted and qualified for the
position he applies for. " Total membership, 65,000. The headquarters, until the next annual en-
campment, are at Lima, O.
336 The National Gymrodorion Society.
Covimander—^ ohn B. Gordon, of Georgia. Chief of /S^o/f— General George Moorman, New Orleans.
Division of the T<ioTt\i— Commander, General John C. Underwood, Chicago ; Chief of Staff, Colonel
Samuel Baker, New Orleans.
Department East of the Mississippi— 0>?/imanrtej', General Stephen D. Lee, StarkviUe, Miss. ; Chief
of Staff, Colonel E. T. Sykes, Columbus, Miss. State Commanders— AAahaxna.^ Fred. S. Ferguson, Bir-
mingham; Florida, W. D. Chipley, Pensacola; Georgia, General Clement A. Evans, Atlanta; Ken-
tucky, John Boyd, Lexington; Louisiana, B. F. Eshleman, New Orleans; Maryland, General George
H. Steuart; Mississippi, General Kobert Lowry, Jackson; North Carolina, William L. De Bosset,
Wilmington; South Carolina, C. L Walker, Charleston; Tennessee, Thomas Claiborne, Nashville;
Virginia, W. A. Snaoot, Alexandria.
Trans-Mississippi Department— Cb?n??irtn€le;', General W. L. Cabell, Dallas; C7i(>/ o/ /S'^fi^, General
A. T. Watts, Dallas. State Commanders— AxkSinssiS, John G. Fletcher, Little Rock ; Texas, W N. Bush,
McKinney; Robert Cobb, Wichita FaUs; W. G. Blain, Fairfield; W. H. Young, San Antonio; E. M.
Bean, Cameron; Missouri, General Joe Shelby, Kansas City; Indian Territory, R. B. Coleman, McAl-
ester; Oklahoma Territory, E. L. Thomas, Sac and Fox Agency. Texas, being a very large State, is