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101st Regiment, NY Volunteer Infantry
Civil War Newspaper Clippings

THE KEARNEY MEDAL.—The distribution of the Kearney medal to meritorious officers who followed the lead of that heroic General, is now taking place. Capt. Peter McLennan, of Camillus, formerly of the 101st N. Y. V., has received one of them, and other officers of that regiment—Major Sniper, Capt. Ohneth, and perhaps others here,—are entitled to them. The medal is a handsomely executed Maltese cross of gold, the name "Kearney" in the center being encircled by the motto, "Dulce et Decorum est Patria Mori." The red patch, which designated Kearney's corps, is retained in the medal, and connects the cross with a gold bar above it which fastens with a pin to the wearer's breast. The name and regiment of the recipient are engraved on the inner side of the cross. These mementoes of honorable service in the war to suppress the Great Rebellion will be valued heir-looms to the descendents of their present possessors.

—Capt. Daniel Cady and Lieut S. L. Conde of Chittenango, have been authorized to raise a company in Madison county for Major Brown's Regiment now organizing in Syracuse, and have thus far met with excellent success. It is expected that their company will be mustered in some time the latter part of this week. Lieut. Conde was concerned in a company which was raised too late to be accepted under the first requisition.

—The new Onondaga regiment have received their uniforms. There are about 300 men in camp at Syracuse.

—Ira Garrison, of the Globe Hotel, Syracuse, has the contract for victualing the new Onondaga regiment, at 30 cents a day for each man.

NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS.—The new Onondaga regiment has five companies in camp. Capt. Pease mustered in two of them on Tuesday—Capt. Grunnow's, of Canastota, Madison county, and Capt. Sitzer's, of Camillus, Onondaga county.

—Major Brown, of the new Onondaga Regiment, expected uniforms and blankets for the 300 men he has in camp, on Saturday.

RE-ENLISTED MEN OF THE 101ST.—A number of the original members of the 101st regiment, who were consolidated into the Fortieth N. Y.  Volunteers, are at home in this city and vicinity, on thirty days furlough. Yesterday afternoon, these veterans, including a part of Maj. McLennan's original company, paid a visit to that officer at the Globe, where they were handsomely entertained by him, and afterwards they dined in company in the First Ward.
Maj. McLennan informs us that these men reenlisted in the Fortieth regiment, because they were told by their officers that they could receive all the bounties only by so doing. They desired to re-enlist in one of the Onondaga regiments, and would have done so but for this deception. They are credited to New York City, on the present quota, but measures are being taken to secure their credit to the places where they belong in this county.

CASUALTIES IN THE OLD 101ST.—Letters from George W. Cook, formerly of the 101st, written to his father, Mr. John W. Cook, state that Co. I, 40th N. Y. V., containing the original members of the 101st now in service, lost as follows in the recent battles:
Killed—John Land, Jerome Soper, Lewis Parsons and John Kratzer.
Wounded—Lieut. Smith, Privates John Ellis, Frank Becker, Mr. Sumkeller, E. Schofield, Jeffrey Allen, John Boardman, John Hall, Isaac Hall, J. Waggerman, Seymour Warren, George Ferguson, Patrick Shay, Thomas Dayton, James Smith, George W. Cook, ___ Gansler,—most of them slightly.

DEATH OF LIEUT. WILSON.—DR. S. M. Higgins, of Memphis, who returned last evening with the body of Mason Tyler, of that place, an old member of the 101st, who died at Fairfax Seminary Hospital on the 3d inst., of a wound received in the Wilderness, informs us that Lieut. M. D. Wilson of Co. A, 122d regiment, died in hospital in Georgetown, D. C., on the 19th inst., from wounds received in the Wilderness. His body is on the way to Memphis, for interment.

Personal.—We regret to learn that Dr. Babcock, one of the agents of the state to look after our sick and wounded soldiers is again confined to his bed by illness. A couple of months ago he was compelled to return home, suffering from pleurisy and inflammation of the lungs; but he soon recovered and returned to his duties. It appears, however, that he was not fully recovered, and a week or two ago he was again forced to come back, being much debilitated.—Atlas & Argus.

—Rev. W. E. Knox, of Rome, has been offered the chaplaincy of the 101st regiment N. G.

Rome.—Tuesday, July 19th, 1864.—To THE EVENING TELEGRAPH; A meeting of the commissioned officers of the 101st regiment was held yesterday, at which the following officers were present: Captains
Abbott, Edget, Howe, and Soper; Lieutenants Beckwith, Batchelor, Ninde, Sal lading, Tracy, and Thompson; Surgeon Putnam and Adjutant Tremain. They first balloted for Lieutenant Colonel with the following result: Number of votes cast 11; of which Amos Soper received 6, and S. F. Tremain 5. Mr. Soper was declared elected. Balloting was then had for Major with the following result: Number of votes cast 9; of which W. J. Abbott received 6, and S. F. Tremain 3. Mr. Abbott was thereupon declared elected. Considerable dissatisfaction existed with the result of the election, but especially with reference to the Lieut. Colonely, and since the election it has been definitely ascertained that the election was illegal. If so, the proceedings are null and void, and another election will be held.
Messrs. Francis Alonzo Johnson, John Henry Knox, and Seldon Haynes Talcott, of this village, clamored at the doors of old Hamilton yesterday for admission, and after having passed through the fiery ordeal, otherwise known as an examination, have been declared worthy to follow in the footsteps of their brother Romans who precede them. Success to the Freshmen.
AEOLUS.

CASUALTIES IN THE OLD 101ST.—Letters from George W. Cook, formerly of the 101st, written to his father, Mr. John W. Cook, state that Co. I, 40th N. Y. V., containing the original members of the 101st now in service, lost as follows in the recent battles:
Killed—John Land, Jerome Soper, Lewis Parsons and John Kratzer.
Wounded—Lieut. Smith, Privates John Elks, Frank Becker, Mr. Sumkeller, E. Schofield, Jeffrey Allen, John Boardman, John Half, Isaac Hall, J. Waggerman, Seymour Warren, George Ferguson, Patrick Shay, Thomas Dayton, James Smith, George W. Cook, ____ Gansler,—most of them slightly.

REMANTS OF THE 101ST REGIMENT.
The principal part of the 101st regiment was raised here in the fall and winter of 1861, under the auspices of Lt. Col. Brown, and although consolidated before taking the field with volunteers from an eastern county, and placed under command of a stranger, (Far de la) as Colonel, was nevertheless regarded as an Onondaga County Regiment. In the Virginia campaign of 1862, the regiment was so largely depleted as to be consolidated into and known as the 37th. After the battle of Chancellorsville the 37th had to be broken up, and what remained of the original members of the 10lst were consolidated into two companies, and placed, as companies I and K, in the 40th New York, where such of them as are yet in the service still are. We believe that most of those two companies re-enlisted that winter, and were credited to the city of New York, under the impression that it was necessary to be so credited on account of belonging to a metropolitan organization. A member of Co. K sends the Courier particulars, and what he says is a correct list of casualties in the company daring the present campaign, which we copy:
Capt. Washington Durbrow, missing.
2d Lieut. Geo. Chamberlain, wounded, legs.
1st. Sergt. Nicholas Eckel         "            hip.
Sergt. Jas. K. Johnson,              "            hand.
Corp. Stafford Howe,                "            leg.
John Van Etten,                         "            leg.
Samuel Turner,                         "             arm.
James Hannigan, missing.
Samuel Demmick, missing.
Joseph Weller, missing, since died.
Richard Fitzgerald, wounded.
Geo. Buell, missing.
Andrew Buell, wounded, hand.
Robt. Buell, wounded, shoulder.
Joseph Brown, wounded, arm.
Rufus G. Barnard, wounded, arm.
Charles Cole, wounded, leg.
Peter Constantine, wounded, hand.
Maurice Donohue, wounded, arm.
Wellington Dow, missing.
Harvey Fetterplace, wounded, arm.
James Farley, missing.
John Fine, missing.
William Grady, killed.
James Galvin, wounded, side.
Patrick Harrison, wounded, leg.
Chas. Hilts, wounded, leg and side.
James H. Hurd, wounded, unknown.
Timothy Kennedy, wounded, leg.
Michael Keefe, wounded, head.
William Magee, wounded, hand.
Lewis Myers, wounded, face.
Wm. Murphy, deserted May 23.
Gabriel Michant, missing.
Eugene Newell, wounded, arm.
Sillman Keld, wounded, arm.
Levant Ryan, missing.
John Rector, wounded, shoulder.
Creighton Stoutenburg, wounded, died.
Joseph Smith, deserted May 8th.
Jacob Schemerhorn, wounded, hand.
John Saunders, unknown.
Hiram P. Sturdevant, missing.
Thomas Shoemaker, wounded, head.
John Smith, missing.
Mason Tyler, wounded, since died.
John Thompson, wounded, hand.
Fred Wells, wounded and missing.
Jacob Weller, wounded, groin.
John Young, wounded, leg.

 

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