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105th Regiment
New York Volunteer Infantry
Civil War Newspaper Clippings

CAPT. JOHN MCMAHON A PRISONER.—
This gallant officer who raised a company in this city for the 105th Regiment, which was afterwards consolidated with the 94th, was taken prisoner at the late battle of Gettysburg. The particulars of his capture are given in a letter received here by his friends, from Sergeant Fuller of his company. He with his company were completely surrounded, and every avenue of escape being cut off he was obliged to surrender. He, however, refused to surrender his sword, which was presented to him by some of his friends and acquaintances of this city, and which he vowed should never be disgraced, and broke it into pieces on a log. The enemy offered to parole him, but he refused to accept the offer, and was sent on his way to Richmond. Should he ever reach the rebel capital he will probably soon be exchanged; but there appear to be chances of not seeing that place very soon and we hope to hear of his coming North again before he pays Richmond an involuntary visit.

REV. COL. J. M. FULLER AREESTED.—We learn that Rev. James M. Fuller, formerly Col. of the 105th New York Volunteers, has been arrested by the United States Marshal, under the charge of issuing improper orders while in command of Camp Upham, LeRoy, by which it is alleged the contractor, Mr. Chas. Strong, of Lockport, was enabled to defraud the Government of large sums of money.

THE CHARGES AGAINST COL. FULLER.—The examination of Rev. Col. Fuller, of the 105th Regiment charged with defrauding the government, was concluded on Tuesday before U. S. Commissioner Clark, and the accused is held to bail in the sum of $4,000 for appearance at the next session of the United States District Court, to be held at Utica on the 14th inst. Col. J. W. Shedd, who subsequently commanded the regiment, Lieut. Col. Whiteside, Lieut. Col. Achilles Capt. Newman, Capt. Benham and Capt. Jewell were present at the examination as witnesses.—Col. Fuller waived examination before all the testimony was taken, and offered bail.

Col. J. M. FULLER and Quartermaster CHAS. STRONG, late of the 105th, charged with presenting fraudulent subsistence vouchers to the Government, were indicted by the Grand Jury at Utica, last week. Their trial was postponed to the October Term, at Buffalo.

Lieut. KNAPP, of the 3d Cavalry, was indicted for a similar offense, tried and found guilty. He has not yet been sentenced.

THE EXAMINATION OF COL. FULLER.— The examination of Col. Fuller, which took place Monday last, before U. S. Commissioner Clark, at Canandaigua, was not concluded. It will be resumed before Commissioner Clark, on the 7th of July. The charge against Col. Fuller is, that he issued improper subsistence orders to Chas. Strong, of Lockport, who had the contract for subsisting the men of the 105th Regiment, at Camp Upham, LeRoy.

CAPT. DANFORTH.—We invite attention to the advertisement of Capt. R. F. DANFORTH, of Company H, Camp Upham, Le Roy, which may be found in another column. Capt. DANFORTH is a son of Judge DANFORTH, of Le Roy, and leaves a law office that place to join the crack regiment of the State. Capt. DANFORTH is a young man of talent, and we have no doubt that he will make a brave officer. He has but recently commenced recruiting for his company, which is not yet organized, but we presume the people of Le Roy and vicinity will see to that his company is filled. We hope to hear of its speedy organization and completion.

Personal.--Col. D. C. McCallum and Major Charles W. Barker, took their departure for the seat of war last evening. A considerable number of friends collected at the Depot to bid them farewell. Col. McCallum came here to attend the funeral of his father, which took place last Thursday. Major Barker's visit was one of pleasure only.

Capt. Thos. Purcell, of the 105th Volunteers, expects to leave home to join his regiment, this forenoon. His health, we regret to learn, is still feeble.

Lieut. David C Smith, of Capt. McMahon's Company, 105th Regiment, arrived in this city on Monday evening, from Washington. He has leave of absence on account of a violent attack of fever. He was in the action of the 105th near Centerville. He reports that he saw Col. Carroll at Washington after the battle near Sharpsburg. The Colonel was being conveyed on a stretcher to a hotel, and was badly wounded in both legs--a Minie ball having passed through the calf of one leg, inflicting a dangerous flesh wound.
PERSONAL.—Adj't Daniel Sharpe of the 105th N. Y., Col. Fuller's regiment is at home. Adj't. Sharp states that he left the Regiment at Warrenton, Va. They are now at Gordonville. He has been sick about six weeks with a fever.

THE EXAMINATION OF COL. JAMES M. FULLER.--
Winchester Democrat says the examination of Col. Fuller, formerly of the 105th Regiment, charged with defrauding the government, was concluded on Tuesday, before U. S. Commissioner Clark, and the accused was held to bail in the sum of $4,000 for appearance at the next session of the United States District Court, to be held at Utica on the 14th inst. Col. J. W. Shedd, who subsequently commanded the regiment, Lieut. Col. Whiteside, Lieut. Col. Achilles of Albion, Capt. Numan, Capt. Benham and Capt. Jewell, were present at the examination as witnesses. Col. Fuller waived examination before all the testimony was taken, and offered bail.
The charges against Col. Fuller are the same as those made against Charles Strong, of Lockport, and the prosecution introduces the same testimony against each of these parties. Col. Fuller is a minister of the M. E. Church, in good standing, has been Presiding Elder of the Genesee Conference, and is a man of no ordinary ability. He is a liberal, large-hearted, large-souled man, and we are of the opinion that if he has been in the wrong in this matter, it was an error of the head rather than of the heart.

THE EXAMINATION OF COL. FULLER.—The public were informed some time since that Col. Fuller late of the 105th regiment had been charged with complicity in acts to defraud the government growing out of the feeling of the soldiers in camp which the regiment was organizing.
He has just had a partial examination before Commissioner Storrs, in this city. The defendant believed that this was not the best time and place to go into a full examination of the charge—and feeling quite confident that those who knew him would suspend judgment till such an examination was had, he gave bail to answer at the next sitting of the United States Court.
Mr. Fuller a clergyman of the Methodist Church and was for years the Presiding Elder of the Genesee District. His reputation has heretofore been unsullied and until this charge .... officer refusing to obey his orders should not hold a commission in his regiment. From that date all the officers reported their men present for subsistence or rations, while the testimony showed that a large number of the men were absent on furlough a large portion of the time until the final departure of the regiment.
The testimony of Lieut. Col. Whiteside was corroberated by the other witnesses in its essential features.
On this testimony Commissioner Clark decided to hold the accused to bail, as previously stated.
The counsel for Mr. Strong moved for an adjournment of the examination to give the defence time to summon Gov. Morgan and Adj. Gen. Hillhouse, stating that they expected to prove by the latter that authority had been received by Col. Fuller from them to reckon all men as present who were only absent on furlough of ten days. The Commissioner stated that if the defence would make an affidavit that they could produce this testimony, he would adjourn the examination. This the defence declined to do, and the accused was held to bail.
We present the above facts without comment other than that upon trial the defence may produce testimony which will give the case an entirely
different aspect.

The case of Col. Fuller, of Le Roy, and Charles Strong, of Lockport, charged with presenting false or fraudulent subsistence vouchers to the government, were presented to the Grand Jury at the United States District Court held at Utica last week, and they were both indicted. Their trials were put over to the October term of the Court at Buffalo.

THE BATTLES OF GETTSYBURG.
We publish, at the request of his friends, the following extracts from an excellent letter written by a young man from Bethany, a member of the 105th, who took part in the terrible and bloody battles of Gettysburg:
DEAR FATHER: We are now back upon the sacred soil of Virginia, having been in three different States since the 16th of last month. The Rebels have got enough fighting on Pennsylvania soil, and they have gone back into Virginia, howling like whipped dogs. I don’t think they will stop before they get to Richmond. I tell you, father, the rebel army was never so completely whipped since the rebellion broke out, as it is at this present day; and it was never before so soundly thrashed as it was at the battle of Gettsyburg. I wished you could have been there on the morning of the fourth of July, to walk over those fields with me and see the rebel dead and wounded that covered the field for miles around. Never shall I forget that morning, though I should live to be a hundred years old. I counted twenty-nine dead rebels on a spot of ground not over ten rods square, and I helped to bury twelve of them in one grave. I think they must have met with a charge of grape and canister when they were charging our batteries, for they were nearly all struck in the head.
I will now try to give you some of the particulars of the engagement on the first day:
We were marching quietly along on the morning of the first, with Maj. Gen. Reynolds at the advance of our corps, when, all at once we were startled by the report of five or six cannons, which sounded as if they were four or five miles distant; and then the report came along the lines that Gen. Reynolds was killed by a sharpshooter only about a mile ahead. We all knew then that the enemy were close at hand; and in a few minutes we were in sight of the rebel line of battle. The 1st division of our corps immediately formed into line of battle and pushed forward, driving in the rebel skirmishers. Our division marched right along and formed a line on the right on the 1st division, and then we charged up through a piece of woods, yelling like tigers, and completely routed the rebels' first line of battle and captured 500 prisoners--four of which I took myself. So, I think I paid them off pretty well for taking me at Bull Run. We then pushed forward about twenty rods and commenced firing on the rebels' second line of battle, but we did not remain there long, for the rebels had some heavy batteries on a hill about a half a mile from us, and they gave us a "right smart" shelling, as they call it, and we were ordered to fall back under cover of a hill, which we did in good order.
Our corps and the 11th corps were the only troops engaged in the first day's battle. I suppose you have read that a portion of the 11th are not distinguished any too well for their fighting qualities. Some of them are afflicted with the cannon fever, as we soldiers call it, and will run when hard pressed. The 11th formed the right and left wings and our corps formed the center. The 11th fought well about an hour, but then they began to give way, and our corps had to bear the brunt of the fighting, until we were finally obliged to fall back to the south of the town, which we did pretty good order. We took up a position on Cemetery Hill and held it, and the remainder of our army arrived that night, and the next morning we went into it in right good earnest, whipping the rebels at every point and paying them up well for what they gained the first day. The hardest fighting was on the third day, when the rebels charged our center, but were repulsed with terrible slaughter. We captured 45 stands of colors and 12,000 prisoners. On the next morning when we awoke the rebels were gone, hide and hair; and if they stop before they get to Richmond, I will be mistaken. We crossed the river on a pontoon bridge at Berlin, Md., on the 18th, and have been marching ever since, but have not caught up with the rebels yet.
Vicksburg and Port Hudson are taken; and if we have as good luck here in Virginia as we had in Pennsylvania, I think the rebellion will be ended before long. We have had some hard times since we went into Maryland and Pennsylvania; but if we can put down this rebellion, I am willing to endure a great deal more. I have great hopes of this war being ended soon; for such victories as we gained in Pennsylvania and Gen. Grant gained at Vicksburg, tell fearfully on the rebels.

THE EXAMINATION OP COL. JAMES M. FULLER.—The examination of Col. Fuller, formerly of the 105th Regiment, charged with defrauding the Government, was concluded on Tuesday before U. S. Commissioner Clark and the accused is held to bail in the sum of $4,000 for appearance at the next session of the United State's District Court, to be held at Utica on the 14th inst. Col. J. W. Shedd, who subsequently commanded the regiment, Lieut. Col. Whiteside, Lieut. Col. Achilles, Capt. Numan, Capt. Benham and Capt. Jewell were present at the examination as witnesses. Col. Fuller waived examination before all the testimony was taken, and offered bail.
The charges against Col. Fuller are the same as those against Charles Strong, of Lockport, and the prosecution introduce the same testimony against each of these parties.
Rev. Col, Fuller, is a man of fine ability, and is now a Presiding Elder in the M. E. Church. We repeat, that we wish that every man who has in any manner defrauded the Government and cheated the soldiers out of their hard earned rations or pay, might meet summary justice. We hope Col. Fuller and Mr. Strong will be found to be innocent of the charges preferred.

LOCAL AFFAIRS.
The Examination of Charles Strong, Charged with Defrauding the Government.
We gave a few days since an account of the arrest of Charles Strong of Lockport by Deputy U. S. Marshal Tucker, charged with defrauding the government out of several thousand dollars pending the organization of Col. Fuller's regiment at Camp Upham, during the fall and winter of 1861-62. The examination in this case was concluded on Saturday, having occupied in all three days before United States Commissioner Clark, and resulted in his holding the defendant to bail in the sum of $6,000, with two sureties to await the action of the Grand Jury at the next session of the United States District Court, to be held on the 14th of July at Utica. The examination of Mr. Strong was attended by Lieut. Col. Richard Whiteside of Warsaw, Capt. Jewett of Cattaraugus county and Capts. Numan and De Long of Lockport who were former officers of the 105th regiment. They were witnesses for the government.
The defence has thus far introduced but little rebutting evidence. Strong was defended by Mr. Farnell, of Lockport. The testimony of Col. Whiteside was to the effect that the officers of the regiment were required to report each day for rations the number of men mustered into their respective companies, including those absent on ten days' furlough. This was done for several weeks. At last, Colonel, then Captain, Whiteside, whose company had been recruited in the adjoining county of Wyoming had so many men absent on furloughs, that he had conscientious scruples about reporting them present for rations. He therefore made out a list of those actually present in camp and sent it over to the mess-room. This was between the 15th and 20th of January. The list was sent over by an orderly Sergeant. He returned with the list to the officers' quarters and informed Capt. Whiteside that the report would not be accepted. Capt. Whiteside immediately sent the original list, or report, back to Mr. Strong, who had the contract for subsisting the regiment, with the message that his report was correct, and that he would make out no other unless commanded to do so by Col. Fuller. The same evening Mr. Strong called Capt. Whiteside, and stated to him that his report was not made out right, and that it was understood that the men who were absent on ten days' furlough, or less, were all to be reported as present for rations--Capt. Whiteside still declining to make out any such report unless expressly ordered to do so by the Colonel. Later Col. Fuller summoned the officers of the regiment to meet at his headquarters. He then told them that by an arrangement, or order, or something to that effect, from Albany, they were allowed to report all men present for rations who were absent on furloughs of ten days or less, and commanded the officers to make such reports in future--saying ....

THE EXAMINATION OF COL. JAMES M. FULLER.—
The examination of Col. Fuller, formerly of the 105th Regiment, charged with defrauding the government, the Rochester Democrats says, was concluded on Tuesday before U. S. Commissioner Clark, and the accused was held to bail in the sum of $4,000 for appearance at the next session of the United States District Court, to he held at Utica on the 14th inst. Col. J. W. Shedd, who subsequently commanded the regiment, Lieut. Col. Whiteside, Lieut. Col. Achilles of Albion, Capt. Numan, Capt. Benham and Capt. Jewell were present at the examination as witnesses. Col. Fuller waved examination before all the testimony was taken, and offered bail.
The charges against Col. Fuller are the same as those made against Charles Strong, of Lockport, and the prosecution introduces the same testimony against each of these parties. Col. Fuller is a minister of the M. E. Church in good standing, has been Presiding Elder of the Genesee Conference, and is a man of no ordinary ability. He is a liberal, large-hearted, large-souled man, and we are of the opinion that if he has been in the wrong in this matter it was an error of the head rather than of the heart.

The Charges Against Col. Fuller.
The examination of Rev. Col. Fuller, of the 105th Regiment, was concluded on Tuesday before U. S. Commissioner Clark, and the accused is held to bail in the sum of $4,000 for appearance at the next session of the United States District Court, to be held at Utica on the 14th inst. Col. J. W. Shedd, who subsequently commanded the regiment, Lieut. Col. Whiteside, Lieut. Col. Achilles, Capt Newman, Capt. Benham and Capt. Jewell, were present at the examination as witnesses. Col. Fuller waved examination and offered bail.

Runaway and Accident to Col. Whiteside.--Yesterday morning as Lieut. Colonel Richard Whiteside, formerly of the 105th regiment was driving to Batavia to take the cars for Jordan, N. Y., his team ran away throwing him violently to the ground. Although his injuries were quite severe no bones were broken. Col. Whiteside came to this city last evening, but was unable to proceed on his journey.

The case of Col. Fuller, of Le Roy, and Charles Strong, of Lockport, charged with presenting false or fraudulent subsistence vouchers to the government, were taken to the Grand Jury and both indicted. Their trials were put over to the October term of the Court at Buffalo.

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTH REGIMENT N. Y. V.
Absent without Leave.
Cor. Mick Burrows, [company] A.
James O'Malley, G.
1st Lieut. Dennis Graham, A
James Stokes, G.
Joshua Martin, G.
Ahiruz Harrington, A.
Bernard Nevins, G.
John C. Putney, A.
John Leddy, H.
John W. Rowan, A.
John Laurens, H.
John Mayer, B.
Cornelius Ryan, B.
James R. Swan, B.
James Stuart, B.
Daniel Timms, B.
Sidney McClure, C.
Frederic Martin, C.
Wm. McCormack, H.
John Robinson, H.
Robt. Thompson, H.
Michael Reardon, H.
Val. Aspen Catero, H.
James Bennett, H.
James Cafferty, H.
John Davis, H.
Isaac P. Markham, C.
Ed. Goodnature, H.
John Markham, C.
Mathew O'Brien, C.
Michael Riley, C.
Lyman A. Reed, C.
Josephus Salsbury, C.
Nelson Southwick, C.
Theodore Barlow, C.
Nathaniel Comer, C.
James Hart, H.
Alvis Hewitt, H.
Stephen Hesse, H.
Johnson Masthen, H.
John Kelly, H.
Mich. McFarland, H.
Richard O'Neil, H.
Patrick Ryan, H.
Jno. T. Chamberlain, C.
Hugh Ryan, H
Aaron Copper, C.
John Dumphey, C.
Joseph Frantz, C.
Lucius Hickey, C.
A. W. Kimman, C.
John N. Ried, C.
Edward Thomson, C.
Seth W. Walker, C.
Lyman J. Glazier, C.
Ezra Keyes, C.
John P. True, C.
Erastus Wheeler, C.
Enoch Tubbs, C.
Barnett Southwick, C.
Reuben Sitzer, C.
Geo. H. Williams, C.
Nathan T. Warren, C.
Asa Williams, C.
John B. Way, C.
James Worden, C.
T. W. Wilson, C.
John Hamilton, D.
Charles Reynolds, D.
Daniel Shaw, D.
Henry Davenport, D.
Barnard Koller, D.
Robert Lutz, D.
George Becker, D.
A. B. Dillingham, D.
Julius Turner, D.
Henry Woodcock, D.
Abram J. Wendle, D.
Thomas Cady, E.
William Goodliffe, E.
William Heal, E.
Philbrook Holden, E.
Thomas P. Jones, E.
John Keenan, E.
John H. Lanton, E.
Alex. Reinhart, E.
Michael Strief, E.
Joseph Scorfield, E.
Ezra Dibble, F.
Wm. H. Black, F.
Lewis Duncan, F.
George Roberts, F.
Henry Sheton, F.
John Haskins, F.
Hugh Bayon, F.
James Morrison, F.
Thomas Easlick, F.
Michael Hickey, F.
Patrick Cain, F.
Almon Raymond, F.
Enoch Hunt, F.
Wm. Dysher, F.
James Doyle, G.
Chauncey Lent, G.
Grove Mortimer, G.
Adrian Clark, G.
Charles Gormly, G.
Harlow Brown, G.
Patrick Riely, H.
John Rogers, H.
Wm. H. Sperry, H.
Joseph Salmon, H.
Thomas Burns, H.
Geo. W. Phillips, H.
Wm. McMenomy, H.
Frederick Davis, H.
Frank Matthews, H.
Peter Murphy, H.
James O'Brien, I.
John Quinn, I.
William Brown, I.
John H. Ashworth, I.
James Adams, I.
William Burgess, I.
Michael Fitzgerald, I.
H Gale, I.
Geo. Hurlburt, I.
James Kavanagh, I.
P. O'Laughlin, I.
S. Patterson, I.
J.Rooney, I.
Corp. Geo. Smith, I.
Thomas McCall, I.
Nathan Hilts, I.
Thomas Foley, I.
James Burns, I.
James Shaw, I.
Lewis Farrell, I.
F. Delaney, I.
Wm. Sprimming, I.
James Bennett, I.
John Brook, I.
Peter Bellow, I.
George Bennet, I.
Edward Britt, I.
Alexander Cary, I.
James Coleman, I.
Thomas Eagan, I.
John Ellms, I.
Robert Escruit, I.
Dennis Goulding, I.
John W. Green, I.
Nathaniel Hardigan, I.
Peter Haydon, I.
Francis Nalton, I.
Wm. McCormick, I.
John McDermott, I.
Edw. McLaughlin, I.
Robert Maylor, I.
Patrick G. O'Brien, I.
Albert Sweet, I.
Michael Smith, I.
Daniel Shenan, I.
John Scully, I.
Mott Van Avery, I.
George Wilson, I.
Obadiah Wilkinson, I.
R. T. Nichols, K.
Nathan Wasson, K.
Uriah P. Howell, K.
Thomas Burns, G.
Martin Scott, K.
Wm. Gross, G.
Edwin Alger, K.
David Dougherty, G.
Webster Smith, K.
John Dunbar, G.
Wesley Reed, K.
James Donnelly, G.
Leslie C. Hart, K.
John Demny, G.
Franklin Davis, K.
William & Filley, G.
Seaman P. Hooker, K.
James McGrade, G.
Amos Gould, K.

DEATH OF COL. HOWARD CARROLL.
Our citizens will learn with profound sorrow that Col. HOWARD CARROLL, of the 105th N. Y. V., who was wounded in the late battle of Antietam, expired a few days since in Washington. His wounds though severe were not mortal, but his removal to the Capital over a rough road brought on a fever and inflamation which resulted in death.
Col. CARROLL was thirty-five years of age, a native of Dublin, Ireland, and a graduate of Dublin University. He had resided in this city about seven years, during the most of which period he had been employed as a civil engineer on the Central Railroad. He aided in designing the wrought iron bridges on that road, and is reported to have been one of the most skillful engineers in the country. Soon after the rebellion broke out, Col. C. accepted the position of Quartermaster in Gen. MEAGHER'S brigade, and afterwards the Lieutenant Colonelcy of the 105th (Rochester) Regiment, from which position he was soon promoted to the Colonelcy, on the resignation of Col. FULLER. His conduct from the time he entered the service till his death, was gallant and meritorious, and he deserves to be held in grateful remembrance by his adopted country. Albanians will long cherish the names of JACKSON, HILL, KINNEAR, PRATT, FRISBY and CARROLL.
Tenderly think of the heroes departed;
Nobly they fell, the patriot hearted,
Striking for freedom with valor and might,
Dying as living, in love with the right.

 

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