New York Volunteer Infantry
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CASUALTIES IN CAPT. ELWOOD'S COMPANY —
Under date of August 4, at Camp near Beverly Ford, Va., Capt. Wm. H. Elwood,
of Co. I, 7lst Regiment, Excelsior Brigade, furnishes a list of casualties
in his Company at the battles of Gettysburg and Manassas Gap, as follows:
Sergt. Lewis M. Hawley, wounded in leg at Gettysburg; leg since amputated.
Corp. Melville Farrer, wounded in leg at Gettysburg, seriously.
Private James Fuller, wounded and taken prisoner.
Private John Hawley, wounded slightly.
Sergt Stanley N. Marsh, wounded at Manassas Gap, seriously.
Private Harlo B. Pike, wounded at Manassas Gap, seriously.
Sergt. Milo C. Radeker, wounded in foot at Gettysburg.
Private Jesse E. R. Bouton, sunstroke.
Private James S. Sprague, sick of fever.
Private Edmond Samuels, teamster, thrown from wagon, arm broken, and badly
Privates Orison Turner and Michael Roth, missings supposed to be prisoners.--[Del.
The following are the principal officers of the 71st:
Colonel, Benj. L. Trafford; Lieutenant-Colonel, William J. Coles; Major, David
C. Meschutt; Adjutant, John K. Livermore; Quartermaster, George M. Rosevelt;
Surgeon, Dr. Wm. M. Pratt; Chaplain, Rev. J. P. Hovey. Company A, Wm. G.
Tompkins; B, Chas. A. Stetson; C, Oliver Libby; D, George W. Stow; E, Frank
E. Worcester; F, Jas. W. Dominick; G, George W. Curtis; H, Henry W. Turner;
I, George Tyson; K, George N. Fairchild.
(May 1, 1861)
The following roster of officers has been handed in from the headquarters of
HEAD-QUARTERS EXCELSIOR BRIGADE,
ROSTER OF OFFICERS—REGIMENT OF JACKSON LIGHT INFANTRY. Col. George B.
Hall, commanding; Lieut. Col. H. L. Potter; Major, Peter McDermott; Adjutant,
Edw. R. Robinson; Quartermaster, James W. Powell; Commissary, G. W. Thompson;
Paymaster, _____; Surgeon, Dr. Norris;
Asst. Surgeon, ____; Chaplain, Rev. Thomas T.
Stewart; Capt. of Engineers, ____; Company A, Capt.
Frost; B, Capt. Thompson; C, Capt. Tyler; D, Capt.
Bradlee; E, Capt. Brown; F, Capt. Croker; G, Capt. Nugent;
H, Capt. Peterson; I, Capt. Holboy; K, Capt.
Vanderbeck; Lieut. of the recruiting Co., Charles Parks.
Non-commissioned Staff—Michael McDermott, Sergeant major;
____, Commissary Sergeant; ____, Quartermaster Sergeant; Sergeant John McSorley,
Colonel's Orderly. Lieut. of Engineers, John Cook.
There are sleeping accommodations and rations provided at the headquarters
of this brigade for the men enrolled. Yesterday afternoon the men in barracks
went through a dress parade, and were reviewed by the Hon. Daniel E. Sickles.
DEPARTURE OF THE 71ST REGIMENT.
The ranks of the 71st Regiment have been filled in a large degree with returned
two years' soldiers who have been under fire, and who feel elated at the
prospect of another chance to fight. The regiment marched for Harrisburg
last night at 12 o'clock. As its well-filled columns passed down Broadway
they were lustily cheered by hundreds of citizens who had been attracted
thither by the sound of fife and drum. They were also followed from their
armory by a multitude of enthusiastic friends, who kept them company till
they reached the Red Jacket, at Pier No. 2 on which they took passage to
Elizabethport en-route to Harrisburg.
The Excelsior Brigade is composed largely of old residents of this city. Anything
relating to them will therefore be read with interest, especially in this
county. A friend furnishes the following statement of the losses which the
Brigade sustained in the late fight at Gettysburg.
This celebrated organization was commanded at the battle of Gettysburg by our
fellow-citizen, Col. Wm. R. Brewster (for many years Brigade
Inspector 5th Brigade), and as usual was in the thickest of the fight. The
following list of casualties shows the terrible fire to which it was exposed:
OFFICERS ENLISTED MEN
Killed Wd. Kl'd. Wd. Miss. Total
1st Regiment _ 8 20 85 4 117
2d " 1 6 9 62 13 91
3rd " _ 7 7 72 28 114
4th (2d Fire Zou.) 4 11 47 92 8 162
5th Regiment _ 6 12 68 3 89
120th N. Y. Vols. 7 10 23 144 19 203
Capt. J. P. Kinkelmair, Asst. Adjutant General wounded.
Capt. George Le Fort, Acting Assistant Inspector General, wounded.
Recapitulation.--12 officers killed, 51 wounded;
118 enlisted men killed, 523 wounded, 75 missing.
The brigade went into the fight with but 1,837 officers and men, and lost 779
-- nearly 45 per cent. of the entire number.
Col. Brewster, with a detachment of the brigade, recaptured three guns which
had been taken by the rebels, taking from one of them the colors of the 8th
Florida, and bringing in as prisoners the Major and 30 men of that regiment.
QUITE A SCENE--FEMALES ASSAULTED.—About nine o'clock on Saturday night,
as a party of gentlemen were conversing on the corner of Gates and Classon
avenues upon the probable capture of Charleston, three rough looking customers
passing by saluted them with a very opprobrious epithet. No attention, however,
was paid to this, and the half-intoxicated men passed on. They had not been
gone but a few minutes, when the air was rent with the screams of females.
The gentlemen resident in the vicinity rushed out to learn the cause of this
outcry, and found that two respectable females, while quietly passing from
the store to their home, when opposite an open lot, had been assailed by these
fellows, and one of them knocked down. The rowdies ran through Hunter street,
but were headed off, and the leader sprang over a fence for security, turning
again into Gates avenue. A shot from a revolver rather retarded his footsteps,
and shortly after he was captured. Efforts were made to hand him over to the
police, but not a "knight of the baton and shield" was to be found,
and he was carried off by his comrades.
ARRIVAL OF TROOPS FOR THE EXCELSIOR REGIMENT.
Two hundred and eighty-six men, composing two companies, arrived here yesterday
morning from Dunkirk, to join the Excelsior Regiment of General
Sickles' Brigade. The men were connected with the Sixty-eighth Regiment, but
that regiment being finally rejected, these two companies resolved upon the
action they have taken. The following are officers:
Company D—Captain, Wm. O. Stevens; First Lieutenant, C. K. Abell; Second
Lieutenant, H. C. Kinman. 150 men.
Company E--Captain, P. Barrett; First Lieutenant,
Wm. J. O'Neil; Second Lieutenant, W. Tuomy. 112 men.
They came as a battalion, and were furnished with the regulations uniform by
the citizens of Dunkirk— the ladies making the garments. The citizens
of that place also contributed $10,000 for the care of their families while
the men are away. A committee of ladies presented each soldier with a bouquet,
on his departure. One of the flags of the battalion bears the inscription— "Forte
et fideli nil difficile"—to the brave and faithful nothing is impossible.
An escort met the troops at the foot of Chambers street, and accompanied
them to the City Hall, where they were received by the Mayor, Gen. Sickles
and other military men. The battalion took dinner at the Park barracks; after
which they took up quarters at Camp Scott, Staten island.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1861.
NAMES OF DESERTERS.
GENERAL ORDER NO. 39.
HEADQUARTERS SECOND REGIMENT EXCELSIOR BRIGADE,
CAMP SELKIRK, MARYLAND, Aug. 25, 1861.
The following soldiers of this command having deserted the service, their names
are hereby published, not only for the purpose of having them returned by the
proper authority, but to announce to the regiment the names of those who have
proved themselves recreant to their trust, obligations and their duties to
our country and its institutions:—
Company A, Commanded by Capt. John Toler.
Name/ Age/ When and where Mustered./ When Deserted/ Probable Locality at Present.
John C. Coffey/ 19/ June 20, '61/ July24/ Deserted in Baltim'e
Resides 64 Cane St.,
Newark, N. J.
Jas. Callidy / 28 / do./ Ju'e 24 / Crane and Broad, do
Edward Farley / 23 / do./ July 21 43 Columbia st., do
Robt. Grimeson / 26 / do./ De'd at Washington. D. C., N. Y. city.
Jas. Lambert/ 22 / do./ Aug. 3/ Cor. Christie, & Perry, Newark, N.J., was
confined in Bergen.
James Mahon / 23/ do./ Ju'e 24 / 57 Court or Church Newark, N.J.
Matthew Smith / 25 / do./ July 21/ Newark, N. J.
Pat'k O'Brien / 25 / do./ Ju'e 23 / Stapleton, S. Isl'd.
De'd at Washington.
Sam'l Hoffman / 23 / do./ Aug. 5/ Residence Brooklyn,
De'd at Washington.
Joseph Colyer / 18/ do./ Aug13 / Cor. Maiden lane & Harrison, Newark.
James Skalley/ 21/ do./ Ju'e 23/ 117 Pennington st., Newark,
Francis Rogers / 21/ do./ do./ 6 Tichenor st., do./ Patrick Smith/ 22 / do./ Ju'e 23/ 6 Searing st. do./ John Canfield / 27 / do./ do./ Bank St., do./ Thomas Kenny / 21 / do./ do./ Warren & Newark, do.
Company B, Commanded by Capt. Paul B. Bradlee.
James Maloney / 20/ do./ July 20/ New York city.
John Swallow / 20 / do./ July 1 / Paterson, N. J.
Wm. Courtney / 19/ do./ July 16/ New York city.
William Willis / 19 / do./ July 7/ New York city.
Geo. W. Ball/ 19/ do./ July 12/ New York city.
Oliver Daniels/ 40/ do/ . Aug. 8/ Disap'd from Camp Clendennin, resides
Company C, Commanded by Capt. John G. Brown.
John B. Brown/ 35/ do./ Ju'e 23/ Paterson, N. J.
William Brady/ 24/ do./ Ju'e 23/ Supposed to have joined the Second
Charles Weldon/ 19/ do./ Ju'e 25/ New York city.
Fred. Sauerwein/ 35/ do./ July 7/ New York city.
August Voegler/ 23/ do./ Ju'e25/ New York city.
Company D, Commanded by Capt. W. H. Greene.
Thos. Brownlee/ 31/ June 21, '61/ Ju'e 26/ Paterson, N. J.
H. Garabrant/ 19/ do./ Ju'e 29/ Little Falls, N. J.
D. A. Harrison/ 37/ do./ Ju'e 30/ Melbourne, N. J.
Patrick Smith/ 22/ do./ Ju'e 22/ Warren & Hoyt sts.
Newark, N. J.
John Hickey/ 27/ do./ July 23/ Lawrence, Mass.
H. McKenzie/ 34/ do./ Ju'e 28 / 48 8th avenue, N. Y.
P. M. Randall/ 27/ do./ July 19/ Sydney Centre. Del. county, N. Y.
Wm. McKenna/ 22/ do./ Aug. 9/ Is at present in a Pennsylvania reg't.,
Paterson, N. J.
Patrick Tracey/ 33/ do./ Ju'e 30/ Bergen, Hudson co., N. J.
Jas. Armstrong/ 20/ do./ Ju'e 29/ Belleville, N. J.
Company E, Commanded by Capt. Owen Murphy.
John Burke/ 24/ do./ July 4/ Residence 265 12th St., N. Y. city,
supposed to have joined
Wm. McLaughlin/ 30/ do./ do./ Newark, N. J.
Gilb. Monaghan./ 26/ July 15/ . July 23/ Orange, N. J.
Andrew Ryan/ 26/ do./ July 21/ Orange, N. J.
Michael Horan/ 23/ June 21/ . Aug. 2/ Orange, N. J.
W. H. Whitney/ 29/ do./ do./ Orange, N. J.
Company F, Commanded by Capt. Walter A. Donaldson.
P. McCormack/ 39/ June 22/ July l2/ 26 3d avenue, N. Y.
John Malley/ 23/ do./ July 16/ 157 Elm St., do./ John Rooney/ 29/ do./ Ju'e 29/ 86 Mulberry st., do./ Morris Sullivan/ 32/ do./ July 15/ 26 Greenwich st., do
Company G, Commanded by Capt. Edward W. Power.
Henry Lonther/ 23/ June 28/ July 17/ Philadelphia, Pa.
William Cross/ 23/ do./ July 4/ Philadelphia.
James, alias F. J. McCaffrey/ 30/ do./ Aug. 12/ Philadelphia or New York
George Neil/ 30/ do./ Aug. 14/ Philadelphia.
Thos. Neese/ 23/ do./ Aug.10/ Philadelphia.
Jas. L. Frazier/ 24/ July 12/ Aug 13/ Washington, D. C., in
Company H, Commanded by Capt. Thomas Rafferty.
Jos. H. Smith/ 19/ July 7/ July 21/ New York city.
Chas. H. White/ 22/ do./ Aug 4/ Washington, D. C., or
New York city.
John Howard/ 22/ July 21/ Aug. 8/ Ellisburg, Potter co.,
William, alias Lt. Thompson/ 36/ July 7/ Aug 5/ New York city.
Company I, Commanded by Capt. Orville C. Howard.
J. N. Holmes/ 19/ June 27/ July 10/ Colchester, Delawa'e
county, N. Y.
R. Francisco/ 28/ do./ July 8/ Colchester, do./ do./ John Gray/ 19/ do./ July 20/ Colchester, do./ do./ Wm. Hawley/ 20/ do./ July 13/ Colchester, do./ do./ Chas. Warren/ 19/ do./ July 16/ Colchester, do./ do.
Company K, Commanded by Capt. Thomas A. Glover.
August Benble/ 19/ July 7./ July 8/ Kingston, N. Y.
J. B. Belgrande/ 40/ do./ do./ New York city.
Wm. C.oleman/ 40/ do./ do./ New York city.
Wm. H. Evans/ 19/ do./ do./ New York city.
A. Koenigsdorfer 23 do./ do./ Kingston, N. Y.
Jos. Lavine 28 do./ do./ New York city.
Michael Miller 36 do./ do./ Kingston, N. Y.
John B. Noe 20 do./ do./ New York city.
Pierre Pernot 27 do./ do./ New York city.
Silas Stewart 22 do./ do./ New York city.
Pat'k Handlin 22 do./ July 12 Kingston, N. Y.
Proprietors of newspapers in the vicinity of the localities named are solicited
to assist the commanding officer by publishing this order, so that the proper
officers in authority will take measures for their arrest and return them to
the headquarters of the regiment. By order. GEORGE B. HALL, Colonel Commanding.
JAMEs W. POWELL, JR., Adjutant.
THE NEW YORK REGIMENTS.
LETTER FROM A SOLDIER OF THE SEVENTY-FIRST.
WASHINGTON, Sunday, April 28, 1861.
DEAR FATHER—This being the first time I have had since I left the steamer,
I now sit down to write the folks a long letter. In the first place, you must
excuse me for not using ink, as we are stationed at the Washington
Navy Yard, and there is no chance of getting such a thing. Father, I am well
and in good spirits, and all I want is to hear from home and get consolation
that my mother and you, and sisters and brothers are well. Now, father, I will
give you a little history of what I have went through since I left my good
home. We arrived at Annapolis on Wednesday, after a hard time on board the
steamer. We stopped at that place till three o'clock the next morning, and
then commenced our travel by land to Washington. On Thursday we marched twenty-eight
miles, till Friday morning—for we marched all night--living on two hard
crackers. Friday morning, about ten o'clock, our corps, consisting of twenty-two
men, were sent to a place called Laurel, owing to
the secessionists having torn up all the railway tracks on land; but before
going any further, you must know that we are in Maryland, and the State held
their Convention this day, and decided on seceding (that was on Friday, I think).
So you will see that we were between two fires; and now I will draw
back your attention to the place I was. I was sent with my comrades to Laurel,
and after keeping watch there day nothing whatever occurred, nor did there
during the night. Word, however, was sent to us that there was a large army
of men to march that way to Washington; but we saw nothing of the kind, nor
did any matter occur to mar our pleasure. On Saturday morning we commenced
our march to Washington, and arrived there on Saturday, where we are now, safe
and sound. I do not know, however, how long we will be here--whether one month
or three. We go to the President's house to-morrow to be sworn in on behalf
of the government. Yet, how long we shall remain here, as I said before, it
is impossible to say, but I think war will never break out, at least while
you and I are alive. I think it will all end in riots of no importance. I want
you, father, to go down to Adams' Express Company and find out whether they
will send articles through to Washington; and if they do, take your small carpet
bag, and send me in it two pair of dark drawers and two undershirts (dark),
and also tell mother to send me three white shirts, which she will find in
my drawers, with some collars, and my black necktie. You will also please to
send me two or three
pair of stockings, ands any other articles you think I want. When you have
done all these, I wish you to get an envelope and send me a ten dollar gold
piece, as I want to use it for many different articles. There is no telling
how long I may be here. When you send it, take the piece to the office of the
express, where you will get a receipt for it. Send nothing but gold, as bills
are not used here. I would not send for it only I want to use it, and require
it much. You will address the parcel to me, "Wm. H. Falconer, Seventy-first
regiment, Headquarters, Washington, Engineer Corps, in the care of Sergeant
Charles B. Cochran," and direct the envelope in the same way. Send these
things right away to me, for I am in want of all I write for. I think now that
I may bring my letter to a close, for I have to go on duty. Give my dear mother
my love, and tell her to take good care of herself, and not to fret
for me until I come home; also, my love to my brothers, sisters and other friends.
Tell them to write me a long letter, and send it in the carpet bag. Good bye
to you all at home. Your affectionate son,
Wm. H. Falconer.
THE SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT.
Company B, of the Seventy-first regiment, under command of Captain Trafford,
will visit Red Bank to-day, by invitation of the Almstrom Light Guard, of
that place. The members of the company will assemble this morning at the
armory, at half-past seven o'clock, and thence proceed to the foot of Robinson
street, where they will embark on board the steamer Highland Light.
(Aug. 29, 1861)
NEW YORK HERALD
THE SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT.
VISIT OF COMPANY B TO RED BANK—RECEPTION AND ENTERTAINMENT BY THE ALLSTROM
Early yesterday morning the members of Company B, Seventy-first regiment, assembled
at their armory, in Grand street, and thence, under command of Captain Trafford,
marched to the foot of Robinson street, where
they took the steamboat Highland Light for Red Bank, to which place they had
been invited by the Allstrom Light Guard. The early portion of the day seemed
unpropitious, but later the weather became more satisfactory in its character,
and while it damped the bodies, did not at all dampen the spirits of the excursionists.
On nearing the steamboat wharf at Bed Bank the company was received by a salute
from a small cannon, and upon landing were at once met and taken in charge
by the Light Guard, who numbered some forty muskets and presented a very fine
appearance. This company is under the command of Captain Allstrom, and is attached
to the Second New Jersey regiment, under command of Colonel Borden. The citizens
of the town and neighboring country, among whom the occasion was made quite
a holiday, turned out in force, and contributed to the welcome, which, indeed,
was of a most hearty character and eminently gratifying to the recipients.
Amid cheers and the waving of handkerchiefs the company disembarked, and were
escorted through the town—Dodworth's band, which accompanied them,
playing its most stirring airs. About an hour was consumed in visiting a few
of the many points of interest around Red Bank, and the company then returned
to the Town Hall, where a splendid dinner was in waiting for them. The march
through the streets of New York and Red Bark, and the sharp breeze on the sail
down, had whetted their appetites, and the meal was fully discussed. Towards
its close a most pleasant interchange of feeling took place between both military
bodies. The Seventy-first were warmly welcomed, and their thanks suitably returned,
in speeches made by Messrs. Applegate, Hadden and Laramour, and Captains Trafford
The companies then adjourned to the town common, where they went through the
evolutions in the school of the battalion and company. The Allstrom Light Guard,
though of new organization and rustic location, executed the manoeuvres in
a most creditable manner. The loading and firing portion of the drill by the
Seventy-first regiment company was particularly interesting to the large crowd
of spectators. Forming into line, the companies once more proceeded to the
Town Hall, where they were regaled with a good old fashioned country feast
of watermelons, after which they marched to the steamboat and embarked amid
the farewells of the people, the soldiers and the energetic Committee of Arrangements
into whose hands the reception ceremonies had been entrusted by the citizens
and soldiery of Red Bank. The company arrived in the city late in the evening,
highly pleased with the day's excursion and the handsome manner to which they
been entertained by the Red Bankites.
GUIDE COLORS FOR THE SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT.
At a meeting of the citizens of the Twenty-first ward-- the friends of Adjutant
Pride--assembled at the Mansion House, Fourth avenue and Thirty-second street,
on Wednesday evening, Edmund L. Hearne was called to the chair, and Charles
W. Baker was appointed Secretary. The Chair, in an able and eloquent speech,
stated the object of the meeting as to present the Adjutant Pride, of the Seventy-first
regiment New York State Militia, a set of Guide Colors, to be conveyed to the
regiment at their camp at Washington. There were received by Adjutant Pride,
with an assurance that they were gratefully accepted, and he would convey them
to the regiment with pleasure, and that they should never be disgraced, but
should be returned to New York with honor. Numerous addresses followed until
the meeting adjourned.
RECEPTION OF THE SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT, N. Y. V.
A fitting reception will be given to-day to the 2d Regiment, Sickles Brigade,
or the 71st Regiment of New-York Volunteers, which returned to this city
Monday, after three years' active service. The following order has been issued:
HEADQUARTERS 71ST REGIMENT, n. g. s. N. Y., NEW-YORK, July 20, 1864.
General Order No. 13.—In compliance with division and brigade orders,
this regiment will parade in fatigue uniform on Thursday, July 21st, for the
purpose of receiving and escorting the 71st Regiment N. Y. V., Lieut.-Colonel
Thomas Rafferty, commanding.
The line will be formed in Broome street, on the north side, the right resting
on Broadway, at 2 1/ 2 o'clock p. m. The field and staff will report to the
Colonel, dismounted, at the armory, at 2 o'clock. The companies, non-commissioned
staff, band, and drum corps, will report to the Adjutant, on the parade ground,
at 2 o'clock. In compliance with orders received from General Headquarters,
commandants of companies are directed to recruit their companies to the maximum
number in as short a time as possible.
By order of COL. BENJ. L. TRAFFORD,
Com'dg 71st Regt., N. G. S. N. Y.
John R. Livermore, Adjutant. Edward Kirkland, Sergeant Major.
THE DEPARTURE OF THE SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT DELAYED.
An order was received from Washington yesterday to the effect that this regiment
were not to receive their uniforms until further notice. The regiment were
fully prepared to start for Washington in the afternoon, and
only awaited their uniforms to be in full marching order. The order referred
to, therefore, fell on them like a thunder clap, and they did not know what
to make out of it. A proper requisition, signed by Colonel Bliss, was duly
deposited with the United States Quartermaster, at eight o'clock in the morning,
and Colonel Bliss stated positively to Quartermaster Roosevelt, of the Seventy-first,
that he would furnish the necessary uniforms in time to enable the regiment
to move that evening. Colonel Vinton, Assistant Quartermaster General, says
that, in view of the order from Washington, he cannot furnish uniforms until
the men are mustered into the service formally. This being the state of things,
the Seventy-first did not get away last night, and cannot possibly leave till
some time this evening. The following supplemental order has been issued by
SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT, AMERICAN GUARD,
New York, May 27, 1862.
Commandants of companies will make their companies comprise sixty-four privates,
four corporals and five sergeants, with Captain, First and Second Lieutenants,
and no more, as there may not be arms and equipments sufficient for a larger
force. If we need more men after we arrive in
Washington, we can send on for those already recruited. Commandants of companies
will see that the men pack in the knapsack the shirts, drawers, shoes, knife,
fork, spoon, cup, plate, &c., that they receive, and they will wear their
own. The overcoats will be worn on the back, and blankets strapped on the knapsack.
The officers of the regiment will meet at the Regimental Armory at 12 o'clock
M., for the election of Major. Company A will make their requisition on the
Quartermaster at one o'clock, Company I at a quarter past, Company C at half-past,
Company D at three quarters past, Company E at two o'clock, Company Fat a quarter
past, Company G at half-past, Company H at three-quarters past, and Company
K at three o'clock.
Henry P. Martin, Colonel.
THE SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT.
Twenty good men wanted for the Seventy-first regiment, now in Washington. Those
wishing to join will apply to Captain Coles, at the armory, corner of Centre
and Broome streets, on this (Wednesday) evening, June, 4, at eight o'clock.
(June 2, 1862)
DEATH OF THE CHAPLIAN OF THE SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT.
The following has been issued from the headquarters of the Seventy-first regiment,
relative to the death of Rev. J. Parsons Hovey, chaplain of that organization:
HEADQUARTERS, SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT,
NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 1863.
It is the painful duty of the Colonel commanding to announce to the regiment
the decease of their beloved chaplain, Rev. J. Parsons Hovey. He died on Wednesday
evening, at eight o'clock. Although connected with the
regiment little less than a year, Dr. Hovey had endeared himself to every member
of the command. He shared in all the trials and privations of the recent Pennsylvania
and Maryland campaign, and faithfully performed all the duties of his office
under circumstances very unpropitious. High toned and conscientious, he lost
no opportunity of doing good. In his decease the regiment loses an upright
man, a faithful officer, a good counsellor and an ardent friend, and his memory
will be cherished by all those who were so recently in close companionship
with him. The regiment will assemble to attend his funeral, in citizen's dress,
with the usual badge of mourning, at the
regimental armory, on Saturday morning, December 19, at ten o'clock. The companies
will be formed by their respective officers. The flags upon the several armories
will be displayed at half-mast on the day of the funeral,
from sunrise to sunset.
By order of Colonel BENJAMIN L. TRAFFORD,
Commanding Seventy-first regiment N. G. S. N. Y.
John R. Livermore, Adjutant.
FUNERALS.--The funeral of Captain James J. McDermott will take place from
the City hall, this day (Sunday), at 1 o'clock. He was formerly attached to
Hose Co. No. 21 (now Engine Co. No. 53), and died of wounds received in the
Battle of the Wilderness, where he commanded Company I, Seventy-first Regiment,
Excelsior Brigade. A good fireman and a brave soldier. He deserves all respect
that can be paid to his remains.
THE SECOND REGIMENT, SICKLES BRIGADE.
The Seventy first New York State Volunteers, or Second regiment of the Sickles
Brigade, will return on Saturday or Monday. They have been through all the
fights on the Peninsula—at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville
and Gettysburg, and in this campaign under Grant—and
now return with less than one hundred men. Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Rafferty,
who is and has been in command for fourteen months, was formerly captain of
Company H. He is an excellent officer, and has been faithful to all his trusts.
He was wounded at Fair Oaks.
RECEPTION OF THE SECOND REGIMENT, SICKLES' BRIGADE.
The above gallant regiment will be formally received this afternoon. The Seventy-first
regiment National Guard will parade upon the occasion. Col. Trafford has
issued the following order:—
GENERAL ORDER--NO. 13.
HEADQUARTERS, SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT, N. G. S. N. Y.,
NEW YORK, July 20, 1864.
In compliance with division and brigade orders, this regiment will parade in
fatigue uniform on Thursday, July 21, for the purpose of receiving and escorting
the Seventy-first regiment New York Volunteers, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Rafferty
commanding. The line will be formed in Broome
street, on the north side, the right resting on Broadway, at quarter-past two
o'clock P. M. The field and staff will report to the Colonel, dismounted, at
the armory, at two o'clock. The companies, non-commissioned staff, band and
drum corps will report to the Adjutant, on the parade ground, at two o'clock.
In compliance with orders from general headquarters, commandants of companies
are directed to recruit their companies to the maximum number in as short a
time as possible.
By order of BENJ. L. TRAFFORD, Colonel,
Commanding Seventy-first regiment N. G. S. N. Y.
Howard Kirkland, Sergeant Major.
John R. Livermore, Adjutant.
Return of the Seventy-first New York State Volunteers (Second Regiment
Sickles' Brigade). The Second regiment, Sickles' Brigade, designated the
Seventy-first New York State Volunteers, arrived in this city yesterday morning
from in front of Petersburg, their term of service having expired. They numbered
one hundred and thirty-four men, and were under command
of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Rafferty. This regiment has shared in all the
glorious laurels which the Sickles' Brigade has gained for itself on many a
well fought field, and brings home a reputation for valor and discipline seldom
equalled. It is intended to give the regiment a fitting reception on Wednesday
or Thursday next.
Programme of Arrangements.
FOR THE RECEPTION OF
71ST N. Y. VOLUNTEERS.
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF The Common Council, The 71st Regiment N. Y. N. G. will
escort the Returning Regiment.
The Military will be reviewed by his Honor the Mayor and Common Council, in
front of the City hall, on Thursday, the 21st instant, at three o'clock. p.
ORDER OF PROCESSION.
The 71st Regiment N. Y. N. Guard, under the command of Col. Trafford, as an
The 71st Regiment N. Y. Volunteers, under the command of Lieut. Col. Rafferty;
they will march out of the west gate of the Park, up Broadway to Eighth street,
through Eighth street to the Jefferson Market Drill Rooms where the returning
Regiment will partake of a Banquet. All officers belonging to the Sickles Brigade
are respectfully invited to participate.
JOHN D. OTTIWELL.
ED. M. HAGEBTY.
JOHN G. HAVILAND.
OFFICIAL THANKS TO THE SEVENTY-FIRST NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS.
The following extract speaks for itself:—
As the exigency which called for the services of troops to defend Washington
has gone by, I desire publicly to thank the following officers of the Seventy-first
New York Volunteers:— Lieutenants G. W. Brower, M. H. Brien, Clinton
Bradshaw, and James M. Curtis, and Quartermaster Sergeant
GEORGE C. THOMAS,
Major General Commanding Militia and Volunteers.
Washington, July 14, 1864.
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