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PERSONAL.—Lieut. Charles A. Fuller, 61st N. Y. V., wounded at Gettysburg,
was in the city yesterday, en route for his home in Chenango
County. He has suffered amputation of the left leg.
COL. MILES OF THE N. Y. 61st REGIMENT.—
A letter from Dr. Hitchcock of Fitchburg to George Curtis, Esq., of this city,
dated on the 14th inst., says:
This afternoon I succeeded in removing the bullet from Col. Miles' pelvis.
If proved to be a 'minie' very much flattened. It had penetrated the pelvis,
and I extracted several loose fragments of bone. The operation was more formidable
and difficult than at first appeared, but was accomplished successfully, and
left the Colonel a happier if not a braver man. I have great confidence that
he will recover.
Col. Miles was wounded in the Sunday battle near Chancellorville while acting
as Brigadier. He is said to be the youngest officer, in point of age, of his
grade in the army, although he has won the fame and honors of a veteran.
ANOTHER COMPANY.—The 12:05 train this morning, took to New York sixty-seven
fine looking fellows, from Hamilton, Madison county, under command of Captain
W. R. BROOKS, assisted by Lieuts. Keech and Gates. They will join the First
Regiment, Clinton Guard, Col. Cone, now in camp on Staten Island. Hamilton
has already one company (Capt. Broady's) in this Regiment. The feeling is so
favorable in Hamilton, that Capt. Deming, who was associated with Capt. Brooks,
is now raising another company, and is meeting with great success. It could
be a very fine thing if the eastern end of Madison County could be persuaded
to do as well as Hamilton and adjacent towns.
(Chancellorville, July, 1863)
SIXTY-FIRST NEW YORK.
Wounded—Colonel Nelson A. Miles, abdomen, probably mortally; Wm. Hodges,
slightly; J. Scully, slightly; Corporal Michael Hays, slightly; Corporal H.
Button, slightly; Corporal W. B. Monroe, slightly; Corporal J.
Mulligan, severely; Corporal B. D. Long, severely; Corporal B. Fuller, slightly;
Patrick Finegan, mortally; John Mullen, R. K. Mulligan, E. Spoulter, B. Mckee,
J. Stocker, H. Seitus, J. Crowner. Missing: __Second Lieut. J. Buckley, Sergeant
A. Noble, Sergeant J. Crowran, Sergeant M. McMann, Sergeant C. A. Robinson.
Corporal J. Drummond, F. E. Foster, J. Foler, S. H. Masher.
Capt. O. K. Broady, of Hamilton, has been promoted. He is now Major of Col.
Cone's First Regiment Clinton Guard, which has been organized as the 61st
New York Volunteers, and ordered off. W. M. McIntyre, who was Capt. Broady's
First Lieutenant, takes command of the company, and
Second Lieutenant W. H. Spencer is promoted to the First Lieutenancy. Capt.
Demming's company for the same regiment has about 80 men, recruited at Hamilton,
and at Fabius, Onondaga county.
CAPTAIN BROADY’S COMPANY.
To the Editor of the Utica Morning Herald:
The writer was at Hamilton, yesterday, when "good bye" was exchanged
between this noble company of volunteers and their patriotic friends of Hamilton
and its immediate vicinity. It was an occasion of the deepest interest. We
thought as we listened to the appropriate prayer of the
Rev. Pindar Field, that if all the leaders of the rebellion could hear it,
their consciences must respond "Amen," even if their stubborn hearts
would continue to "secede" from their country, and from the throne
of Jehovah. The speech of Stillman, on the presentation of the Flag by the
ladies of Hamilton, was eloquence not far from Patrick Henry's style. It was
not a speech "cut and dried," but it was an extemporaneous outburst—the
breathings of an ardent and roused soul, filled with a mighty theme.
Captain Broady's reply was in words "fitly spoken, like apples of gold
in pictures of silver." His looks replied. I stood facing him. It was
a blessing to my soul to read his expressive features. As he began to speak,
his emotion retarded utterance. Soon he had full command of himself. Then we
heard that kind of eloquence which Rev. Lyman Beecher, D. D., had designated
as "logic on fire." He represented the great conflict as designed
to liberate ten millions who at the South are now "subjugated" by
the traitors who have originated this rebellion. More than this, it was an
effort to sustain a
government of the people, in opposition to the schemes of ambitious aspirants
who will, if they can, annihilate all governments which may not
succumb to their selfish designs. He represented most vividly all the lovers
of freedom, and all the supporters of despotism, as spectators of the
irrepressible conflict." Such a man will discipline his men to right thinking,
which will aid the right fighting. Captain Broady has under his command a noble
band of soldiers. I conversed with several of them; among them I
found members of churches in Hamilton, Sherburne, Smyrna, Marathon, and other
places. Many prayers will be offered to "Our Father," for these volunteers,
with whom we parted yesterday.
Yours, J. R. Johnson.
Oriskany Falls, Saturday, Sept. 7th, 1861.
SIXTY-FIRST REGIMENT NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS.
Colonel F. G. Barlow, wounded.
COMPANY A.—Wounded--John Fee, Barney Rodgers, John McCoy and John McMann.
COMPANY B.—Killed—Corporal John Sullivan and Hugh Gallagher. Wounded—Charles
De Graff, P. Lyons, M. Shay and James Starr.
COMPANY C.—Killed-Julius C. Kelsey. Wounded--Lieutenant Theodore W. Greig,
Sergeant Arthur T. Haskall, Fremann Allen, Levi D. Barney, G. P. Richardson
and Jacob H. Camcrass.
COMPANY E.—Killed—Captain Manton C. Angel. Wounded—Edward
COMPANY F.—Killed—Wm. Rogers. Wounded—Corporal M. Daly. John
Caroll, Thomas Clare, Edward Noble, John West.
COMPANY G.—Killed—Samuel Braman. Wounded—Sergeant M. Skinner,
C. Kinney, Wm. H. Miller.
COMPANY H. —Wounded--Sergeants Wm. A. Collins and George Turner, Wm.
Beunet, A. Freeman, Edward Nolan, Joseph Patrick, John Welsh.
COMPANY K.—Wounded—Sergeant Jacob Hoffmann, Charles Bromly, Christy
CAPT. BROADY’S COMPANY.--The fine looking company of volunteers enlisted
by Capt, Broady in Madison and Chenango counties, principally the villages
of Hamilton, Sherburne, Eaton, Morrisville and Madison, arrived in town last
night, about half-past eight o'clock. They left Hamilton at half-past two,
and were transported hither in two and four horse wagons, receiving more than
an ordinary share of ovation upon the route. They reached the city in a severe
shower, and by a strange oversight the Central Hotel, where they had arranged
to stop, escaped their notice, and they passed to the foot of Genesee street,
at the depot, and then, by a skillful maneuver, wheeled and marched back to
the Central, all in the densest moisture. Their spirits did not seem to have
suffered by the long and fatiguing march; but they betrayed a commendable anxiety
for their evening meal. Captain Broady is of Swedish extraction, and formerly
served in the Swedish army; is a graduate of
Madison University, at Hamilton, and in the ranks of his company may be found
a large number of young men who have abandoned a course of study at that institution,
to get an insight into the art of war. Capt. Broady commenced the organization
of the company immediately after graduating, with honor, at the last commencement,
and fifty nine as good looking recruits as can be found in any volunteer regiment
in this State, have "flocked to his standard" in a couple of weeks.
They will join the First Regiment, Clinton Guard, Col. Cone, the rendezvous
for which is at present in New York city. They departed for that city in the
Cleveland Express train, at 12:35 this morning. The following is a list of
Captain—K. O. Broady.
First Lieutenant—Wm. McIntyre.
S. Babcock L. D. Barnui.
H Bennett L W Brooks
D Brownell J H Carncross
F A Amias E A Church
A H Coultis Barney Clunan
G E Davis J H Deyo
N H Dutcher E B Edmonds
I O Foote J T Gaskell
J H Grady H H Griffin
R R Hall J W Hurtlin
R H Hascall A F Hascall
J House J H Jacobs
A Jerks G Joice
I Kelloway J C Kelsey
H J Lent L Meyers
C Morgan G R Nearing
H Newton J M Page
H M Peckham Isaac Plumb
L Robbins H P Rowland
R L Rundell J Russell
D W Skinner Chas Smith
L Soles Wm H Spencer
C Thayer G O Trippo
GD Tuckerman T Young
G Van Deusen W E Waters
E J Willard H A Wood
Wm E Webber N Kalfise
Aaron Palmer Delos Haling
Wm Jorn Edwin French
MILITARY MOVEMENTS IN NEW YORK.
PRESENTATION OF COLORS, ETC.
The Sixty-first regiment, Col. Cone, will be presented this afternoon, by their
lady friends, with a beautiful set of colors. The ceremony of presenting them
will take place at three o'clock, at their camp at Fort Tomkins and before
the presentation of the colors the friends of Captain Russell, of Company H,
will present him with a complete outfit—sword, sash, and all the other
little etceteras—which will be accompanied by a handsomely
framed testimonial expressive of their good wishes. There will no doubt be
a large crowd present to witness the double presentation.
While this regiment, Col. Hayward, was crossing to Jersey City and entering
the cars, on Monday evening, each man received from the American Tract Society
an envelope containing the "Orders of Washington and McClellan" on
Sabbath observance and against profane swearing; the "Gambler's Balance
Sheet" and a soldier's tract, for which the men were thankful, as few
had any reading with them.
PRESENTATION OF COLORS TO THE SIXTY-FIRST REGIMENT.
A magnificent stand of Colors will be presented to the sixty-first regiment,
Colonel Cone, at Camp Harris, Staten Island, at three o'clock to-day. The
occasion will be quite an interesting one. The regiment is now ready for
field, and only await the order to "march." Colonel Cone appears
to be a man admirably fitted for his position, and one on whom his men look
with the greatest respect and esteem.
THE CLINTON RIFLES.
This fine corps of riflemen, under the command of Colonel J. A. Page, is fast
preparing for the seat of war. The regiment has been accepted by the government,
with orders to get them in immediate readiness to be dispatched to Washington.
The main body of the regiment is at present encamped at Camp Scott, on Staten
Island, and their headquarters are 62 William street, in this city. A number
of recruits are yet wanted to complete it. The regiment will be a first class
one, and no doubt will do good execution when brought to the field of action.
They are well trained in the rifle practice. The pay, equipments and rations
will be first class, and at the expiration of the war a liberal bounty will
be given to each man. Yesterday a great many recruits joined the regiment,
owing to the encouragement held out, as also from an ardent desire to support
the flag and constitution of the Union. The staff officers who have been
selected up to the present are Colonel J. A. Page, Lieut. Colonel J. D. Morgan,
and Major B. A. Kirk. When the regiment is at its full strength, and the
other officers are duly elected, we shall have occasion again to refer to
its efficiency and command.
(Aug. 27, 1861)
NEW YORK HERALD
THE FIRST REGIMENT CLINTON GUARD, UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS.
This regiment, commanded by Colonel Spencer W. Cone, is now in camp at Camp
Harris, Forts Tomkins and Richmond, Staten Island. Headquarters, 480 Broadway;
principal depot in the city, 360 Pearl street. The regiment has begun to muster
in, and during the present week the country companies attached to it are expected
to report themselves for muster at Camp Harris. One rather unusual and interesting
circumstance is connected with this regiment. The father of its Colonel—the
late Rev. Spencer H. Cone—was one of the earliest and most valuable friends
of Hamilton College, Madison county, and a company of students from the college
have joined Colonel Cone's regiment. They are commanded by Captain Brady, of
Madison county. The company, both officers and rank and file, are men of standing
and liberal education, and must necessarily give a very high tone to the regiment.
Captain Mathias L. V. Hevenor brings in a splendid company of Dutchess county
boys this week, and Major M. A. J. Lynch three or four companies, carefully
picked from the city regiments of returned three months volunteers.
BRAVERY OF THE 61ST RECOGNIZED.
We print below the official report of Brig. Gen. Caldwell with reference to
the conduct of his Brigade during the battles that accompanied the "change
of base." The Seventh Regiment referred to is a German Regiment, raised
in New York city by Col. Bendix. The Sixty-First Regiment was known as the
Clinton Guard, and was raised by Spencer W. Cone. Several of the companies
come from Madison county. Col. Barlow, its commander, is one
of the somewhat numerous instances of a civilian who takes to fighting naturally.
Captain Miles, so highly commended by Gen. Caldwell, has since been appointed
by Gov. Morgan Lieutenant Colonel of the Sixty-First.
We add also an extract from the report of Gen. "PHIL." KEARNEY:
HEADQUARTERS CALDWELL'S BRIGADE,
CAMP NEAR HARRISON'S LANDING,
July 6th, 1862.
Lieutenant—I have the honor to submit the following report of the part
taken by my Brigade in the actions of June 29th and 30th, and July 1st:— At
Allen's Farm, Sunday, the 29th, my Brigade formed the second line behind that
of Gen. French, and at that place suffered no loss, excepting three men of
the 61st Regiment, New York Volunteers, who were wounded by a
ricochet shot. By order of Gen. Richardson, I sent forward the 5th New Hampshire
Volunteers to establish the picket line in front of our earthwork. Before arriving
at this place they found the enemy in such force that it was
deemed imprudent to attack him, and the regiment fell back into the woods and
awaited his approach. After a severe skirmish the enemy was repulsed, with
considerable loss. In the battle at Savage's Station, my Brigade formed
the second line and was not engaged. On the afternoon of Monday, the 30th,
the Brigade was exposed to a severe artillery fire at White Oak Swamp, while
supporting the batteries of Captains Hazzard and Pettit, and lost several in
killed and wounded. Between five and six o'clock the same afternoon I was ordered
forward to support Gen. Kearney, who was engaged in a severe battle at Nelson's
Farm. We moved forward at double quick, and arrived on the ground in the hottest
of the fight. I formed three regiments on the right of the road—the 5th
New Hampshire Volunteers on the left. The 5th New Hampshire Volunteers and
the 7th New York, beyond a first volley, were not engaged. The enemy's fire
had nearly ceased in their immediate front, and darkness soon came on. The
7th New York was soon withdrawn. The 5th New Hampshire was advanced to within
a few yards of the enemy, and there remained until withdrawn about 1 o'clock
A. M. of Tuesday the first. The brigade was withdrawn about midnight and marched
with the rest of the army to their place. In mentioning officers worthy of
commendation, I cannot fail to award the highest praise to Colonel Barlow,
61st New York Volunteers. It will be remembered that this officer distinguished
himself at the battle of Fair Oaks. In every engagement since he has only added
to the laurels then acquired. He possesses in an eminent degree all the qualities
of a good commander--intelligence, coolness and readiness. Lieut. Colonel Conner,
of the 81st Pennsylvania, fought bravely, and was shot dead at the head of
his regiment. Colonel Van Schack and Major Gaebel, of the 7th New York, behaved
with great coolness and gallantry. During the battles of three days, but two
members of my staff were with me, Lieutenant and A. D. C. George W. Scott,
and Captain and acting Assistant Adjutant General N. A. Miles. Lieut. Scott
was wounded in the thigh on Monday afternoon while the brigade was advancing
to the support of Gen. Kearney. Of Captain Miles I cannot speak in terms of
sufficient praise. His activity was incessant. On Sunday he volunteered to
cut a road through the woods from Allen's Farm to Savage's Station, and collecting
axemen from various regiments, soon made a road practicable for artillery,
which was undoubtedly the means of saving three batteries. On Monday he most
vigorously seconded my efforts, and himself conducted the 81st to the support
of the 61st. On Tuesday, although he was my only staff officer, I sent him
to Gen. Sumner for reinforcements, which duty he performed in the most speedy
and successful manner. Near the close of the engagement he conducted and placed
a piece of artillery on the left, which by sending a shower of cannister, silenced
a very effective musketry fire of the enemy. During the whole movement his
services to me have been invaluable.
I cannot close my report without paying a tribute to the gallant dead and wounded,
as well as to the living and present. Men never
fought more gallantly and nobly, or endured fatigue, privation, hunger and
sleeplessness with a more uncomplaining spirit.
We have never lost a gun or color, or fallen back an inch while the battle
lasted. I deem myself honored in leading such gallant men, and claim no other
praise, than that inseparable from being the commander of such brave soldiers.
(Signed) JOHN C. Caldwell,
Brigadier-General commanding Brigade.
GEN. KEARNEY'S REPORT.
DEATH OF AN ORPHAN SOLDIER.—We are sorry to learn of the death, in the
recent battles, of Capt. T. G. Morrison, of the Sixty-first regiment, whose
name has before been mentioned in these columns. He was brought up and educated
at the Troy Orphan Asylum, and reflected honor upon that institution. A letter
from Lieut. Wren, an officer of the regiment, alludes to him in the following
I cannot speak at length of my dear comrade, Thomas. He was my friend, faithful
and kind to me. The years of close companionship and intimacy in toil and peril,
had endeared him to my heart—knowing him as I do for the patriot and
man. I trust that the few words of feeling expressed by me without premeditation,
will not prove intrusive on our great grief."
One of the Trustees of the Asylum thus records the appreciation of the deceased
by himself and his associates:
" The above letter conveys the sad intelligence to the sister of Capt. Morrison,
who is now in the Troy Orphan Asylum. Sad, indeed, will be the news to her,
as also to Miss Eastman and the inmates of the Institution, as well as to many
of the Trustees with whom he was personally acquainted. He had become much
endeared to them all by his occasional visits and his many kind acts, deeming
the Asylum his home, as he was reared in the Institution. Immediate steps will
be taken to have his remains returned to the Asylum."
PERSONAL.—A. Barton Holcomb, of General Burnside's staff, who has been
spending a few weeks at his home in Henrietta and in this city left for the
Lieut. Robert Solomon, of the 61st N. Y. Vol., whose family reside on Greig
street, in this city, was wounded in the right arm in the recent fight. He
is at the National Hotel, Washington, under treatment.
Capt. B. F. VanTuyl, of the 61st Regiment, started on his return yesterday
to Vicksburg, to resume command of his company. We understand his health is
THE BATTLE OF FAIR OAKS.
LIST OF KILLED, WOUNDED AND MISSING.
The following additional list of killed, wounded and missing of New York regiments
in the battle of Fair Oaks is officially published:
FIRST LONG ISLAND VOLUNTEERS.
Company C— Ord. Sergt Wesley L. Rolfe.
Company D—Corporal Patrick Berry, John Smith, A. C. Cooney.
Company E—Corp. Chas. Oliver, Corp. John E. Parkins, Nicholas Ford, James
Company F—James Brady, Robert Bristane, Wm. Clark, Frank Green.
Company H—Martin Nunemaker, William Allen, Theodore Polly, Joseph Rence,
Company I—Corporal Nicholas Ford, John Evans, Thomas Greenlie, Valentine
Rheene, Joseph Watkins.
Company K—Thos. Creig, Robert Holmes, John Hughes, James Spelacy, 2d
Lieut. Geo. F. Rysdyk.
Company A—2d Lieut. Jas. N. Craft, neck; Corp. Samuel Benton, head, side,
badly; Lo... Karman, arm and head; Samuel Paisely, arm;
Albert Beete, thigh; Leander Dusenbury, ... shots; Frederick Douglass, leg,
badly; Richard Fruin, leg, slightly; Edward Harrington, leg, slightly; Thos.
McCarthy, breast; John Nagles, leg, slightly; Miles O'Reilly, shoulder;
Fred'k Oechsler, leg; Henry Klaelz, breast.
Company B--James H. Stillwell, breast; Philip Snedicor, Corp. Patrick Welsh,
Morris Tracey; Rudolphus Purousky, abdomen, slightly; Simeon Costcllo, Benjamin
Covert, John Dowling, 1st, George Darregar, John
Kelly, 1st, John McCarthy.
Company C—Sergeant John E. Middaugh, thigh; Sergeant Hiall Ford, hip;
Sergeant Hille; Corporal George Merriman, head; Corporal Leander Scott; Corporal
Phineas Hayward, arm; Faskett F. Black, Wm. Rozenbark,
James Rozenbark; Franklin Bartlett, leg; Alex. Craven; Jesse Camac, head; C.
H. Cooley, hand; Jesse C. Dewitt, Philip Dwyer, Erastus Finney, Cornelius Ferry;
Leonard Hill, mouth and ear; Daniel Meek, Robert Pershall, Albert Richmond,
Daniel Sampson, Edward Sawyer, Stephen Wilaudeth, James Woolhiser, Henry R.
Taylor, Daniel Smith, Homer Perry; Peter R Lyon, leg; Sergeant-Major Martin
Allen, promoted for conduct on field.
Company D—Conrad Selsor, Festus Ross Capt. Henry E. Rainals, right side;
Sergt. Henry Goodchilds; Orderly Sergeant Jacob Westlake, forehead; Sergt.
James Rowley, Corp. John McClany, Corp. P. Farrington, James Pray, Peter Fox,
Alonzo Green, Wm. Hitti, Patrick Kenny, Wm. Leroy, John Mooney, Michael Maugen,
James Mack, Jas. Pollock, Christian Routei, Milton C. Smith, George Selford,
George Schneider, Charles Weachka.
Company E—2d Lieut Augustus Belknap, left side and arm; Orderly Sergeant
George E. Harper, promoted to 2d Lieut for his conduct; Sergeant Robert Matthews,
abdomen, slightly; Sergt. Francis Tulitt, ankle; Corp.
Jno. Underwood, Corp. Walter Parry, James Brady, James Bennett, James Cauthorne,
Jas. Curtis, David Terry, Francis Hart, William Judge, Owen Slatterly.
Company F.—Captain Henry L Van Ness, arm and lower part of abdomen; Corp.
Sam. Shonnard, Corp. James Connelly, John Kelly, Patrick McGuire, Solomon Z.
Painter, Richard Pooten, Wm. F. Tuttle.
Company H—Serg. John H. Bogart, Corp. Joel Yau, Corp. Benj. F. Simons,
Thomas Barnes, Richard Darling, Patrick Horan, Ignat. Hottenger, Edward Kenaly,
John Stevens, John Malsey, Wm. Lomax, William Jewell, John Kelly.
Company I.—Capt. D. R. Sullivan, right thigh and left arm fractured;
Sergt. Michael Matthews, Corp. Alfred W. Pasco, Corp. John Gallagher, Christopher
Connelly, Edward English, Frederick Miller, Patrick McKenna,
Fletcher Tracy, Wm. Taylor, Geo. W. Decker, Thomas Maber.
Company K.—Sergt. J. H. Van Nostrand, wounded slightly—promoted
to 2d Lieut. for his conduct on the field; Sergt. Wm. Gibson, taken prisoner—escaped;
Corp. Robert Ramsey, John Rush, Ambrose Arnalt, John Anderson,
Wm. Capach, James Clements, John Holt, Patrick Murray.
Company A—Michael Medcalf.
Company B—John H. Hayden, guide, supposed to be wounded and a prisoner;
George Neiderman, supposed to be a prisoner.
Company F.—John Duross, Wm. Johnston.
Company H.—John F. Harris.
Company I.—James Monehan, Frank Stilwell.
EXPERIENCE OF AN ALBANY SERGEANT AT THE BATTLE OF
Back Again On Our Old Camp Ground,
Opposite Fredericksburg, Va.,
Sunday, December 21, 1862.
I will try to give you an account of the battle, or so much of it as I saw…..
Mr. Shell would come along, bang into one side and out of the other, as if
it were made of paper. Such houses were still tenantable and well ventilated.
The city had been deserted at short notice, and the people of course could
not carry their effects away with them, so that in the majority of cases the
houses were found just as they had been lived in. I had a fine time through
that day going around and trying the pianos, which in the more aristocratic
localities were found in every house; as also guitars, flutes and musical
instruments of every kind. In one magnificent dwelling there was a piano, the
equal of which, for tone and elaborate workmanship, I never saw—and I
have seen a good many. Paintings and statuary abounded in profusion; even provisions
in the kitchens had been left, with all the crockery. Our boys were not long
in want of cooking utensils, I assure you. I now eat my pork from a beautiful
terra cotta plate, with the aid of a silver fork and ivory handled knife, and
drink my coffee out of a large china cup having inscribed on it "To my
grandmother," a quality of articles I have not used before since my arrival
The long and short of it is, we ransacked the city all that day without being
molested by the enemy; while we knew that on the morrow came the bloodiest
struggle of the war.
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