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Deceased Companions of the 
Commandery of the State of Illinois 

Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion of the United States 

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From January /, igi2, to December J/, ig22 




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Capt. Charles B. Fullerton, Chairman 

Capt. H^ey.J). Booker. : : 

Capt. Orett L. 1>^unger. 
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•**•• •GA^T/WifcEPAM-'p! 'Wright 

Mr. Henry A. Rumsay 

Maj. Edward D. Reddington 


This volume, in connection with two others heretofore 
piibHshed, is intended to furnish for the comfort of friends 
and relatives and for information of other readers and stu- 
dents of history, a closer view than can be found elsewhere 
of individual (instead of group) history of officers now de- 
ceased, who served in the Union Army during the Civil 
War, and who later were affiliated with the Military Order 
of the Loyal Legion of the United States through the Com- 
mandery of the State of Illinois. All of these, some of 
high and some of lesser rank in the Army, and descendants 
of these, have been proven by official records and other evi- 
dence worthy to be admitted into "This Order" which 
acknowledges as its fundamental principles, ''First. A firm 
belief and trust in Almighty God, extolling Him under whose 
beneficent guidance the sovereignty and integrity of the 
Union have been maintained, the honor of the Flag vindi- 
cated, and the blessings of civil liberty secured, established 
and enlarged." ''Second. True allegiance to the United 
States of America, based upon paramount respect for and 
fidelity to the National Constitution and Laws, manifested 
by discountenancing whatever may tend to weaken loyalty, 
incite to insurrection, treason or rebellion, or impair in any 
manner the efficiency and permanency of our free institu- 

Inevitably the greater number of these memorials are for 
Companions who themselves served in the Civil War, but 
some are for younger men whose affiliation with the Com- 
mandery was welcomed and of advantage to all concerned, 




thus illustrating the saying that "death is no respecter of 

It must be understood by the readers of these memorials 
that their length or literary quality is no sure test of the 
value of service rendered to The Country by the deceased. 
The earlier deaths occurred v^hile more v^ere living who had 
service or close acquaintance with the deceased, among them 
some whose personal friendship brought out sympathetic 
thought and expression not possible in all instances. In not 
a few cases all three of the Companions whose names appear 
as endorsers of the application for membership have passed 
away and none others were found whose personal knowledge 
of the deceased afforded needed facts. When such was the 
case the records of the War Department, explicit and to the 
point, and such particulars as the deceased himself furnished 
in his application are the source of the material for the me- 
morial which is necessarily brief. 

The inroads of death are illustrated by records of our 
membership which in 1903 reached its maximum of 659 of 
whom 444 were original companions and 215 of the junior 
classes. While today we have 100 original companions and 
303 hereditary companions. 

Whatever of sadness may come with perusal of these 
records, some very brief and a few quite long, we trust the 
reader may find satisfaction in the fact that our late Com- 
panions gave of their best in their Country's need and under 
the God-given leadership of the Great Lincoln helped to 
establish as "one and indivisible" the United States of Amer- 
ica, and to erase from its escutcheon the great blot of human 

It is our pleasant duty to acknowledge gratefully that to 
our late Companion and Commander in 1902, Oliver W. 
Norton, is due the existence of this and the two preceding 
Volumes of Memorials. His conviction that< such records 
should appear in permanent printed form and his liberality 


in paying the cost of publication brought out the first volume. 
The same generous thought and giving produced Volume 
Two, and made provision as he thought for still another. 
Years passed and memorials increased in number until ample 
material was at hand for Volume Three. The Memorial of 
Companion Norton, telling of brave and valued service to 
his Country, is included in this Volume. As a man of large 
business affairs, as a valued citizen, and an esteemed member 
of this Order he has a warm place in the memory of those 
who knew him. To his family, and particularly to his widow 
and elder son who is a member of this Commandery, our 
sincere thanks are tendered for their liberal gift in supple- 
menting the Norton Fund to cover the greatly increased cost 
of publication of this present volume. 


Chaplain Ninth United States Colored Troops. Born at Roxbury, 

Massachusetts, March 22, 1842. Died at Mihmukee, 

Wisconsin, April 10, 1907. 

T^ NTERED the service as Chaplain of the 9th U. S. 
■*-' Colored Troops, joining the regiment at Benedict, 
Charles County, Md., late in 1863; with the 7th and 19th 
Colored regiments formed the Brigade known as Gen. Wil- 
liam Birney's Brigade. Service at Hilton Head and Beau- 
fort, S. C, and the futile effort to reach Charlestown. Later 
the regiment returned to Fortress Monroe in the Army of 
the James. The regiment was one of the first to enter 
Richmond. After the surrender it was sent to Browns- 
ville, Texas, the 25th Corps, where it remained in the Rio 
Grande through 1866, and was then sent north for final 
muster at Baltimore, November 26, 1866. 


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The Coimnandery never had a 
Photograph of this Companion. 


First Lieutenant and Adjutant Fifteenth Illinois Volunteer Infantry. 
Born in Marietta, Pennsylvania, January 30, 1840. Died 
at Sterling, Illinois, April 10, 1907. 

LIEUT. HERSHEY entered the service as a private in 
-/ Co. ''K" 15th 111. Vol. Infantry and was successively 
promoted to Corporal, Sergeant, Sergeant-Major and ist 
Lieut., and Regimental Adjutant. 

First service with Gen. Fremont in Missouri, thence to 
Ft. Donaldson after the surrender. Regiment was then 
placed in the 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Ten- 
nessee where it remained until the close of the war. From 
Donaldson to Pittsburg Landing and the battle of Shiloh. 
Wounded the first day of the battle and sent to hospital 
and then home. Rejoined the regiment near Corinth in 
June, 1862, and took part in siege of Vicksburg and Jack- 
son. Was on the Meridian Raid with Sherman, then At- 
lanta, through the CaroHnas, Goldsboro, Raleigh, Peters- 
burg, Richmond and Washington for the Grand Review, 
May 24th. Thence to Louisville, Ft. Leavenworth, Ft. 
Kearney, Neb., and Springfield, Illinois, for muster out 
Sept. 16, 1865. 



Major Fifty-third Illinois Volunteer Infantry, United States 

MAJOR GIBSON was born in Licking County, Ohio, 
September 5, 1831, and died at Ottawa, Illinois, 
September 23, 191 1. 

When a mere boy Major Gibson saw service in one of 
the Illinois cavalry regiments in the Mexican War. At the 
outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in Company "H," nth 
Illinois Infantry and was subsequently appointed a Captain 
in the same regiment. January i, 1862, he was appointed 
Major in the 53rd Illinois Infantry which commission he 
resigned on May 2^, 1862, because of ill health. He took 
part in the great battles of Shiloh and the siege of Corinth. 



Captain and Brevet Major. Died at Wilmington, Illinois, January 

II, 19 1 2. 

ANOTHER soldier of the Union has been mustered out. 
Another comrade, endeared to us, not only by the 
noble service he rendered to his country in time of its great- 
est peril, but by his long and useful life as a resident of 
Wilmington, has been transferred from life on this earth 
to a higher and better realm. 

Malcolm N. McL. Stewart was born in Amsterdam, 
Montgomery County, New York, July 24, 1834, and died 
at Wilmington, 111., January 11, 1912. His father, Peter 
Stewart, was born in Scotland ; his mother, Elizabeth Buck-^ 
master Stewart, was a native of the state of New York. In 



the year 1835 Peter Stewart, with his family, moved from 
New York to Wihiiington, IlHnois, where he spent the re- 
mainder of his Hfe. He was a very strong anti-slavery man, 
believing that the right to freedom and equality before and 
under the law was the birthright of every individual, with- 
out regard to color, place of birth, or inherited condition. 

It speaks much for the schools of Wilmington that so 
intelligent, capable and resourceful a man as was our de- 
ceased companion received his education, so far as school- 
ing was concerned, in Wilmington. 

Upon the outbreak of the Civil War he enhsted as a 
private in an organization known as The Chicago Dragoons. 
During his service with this organization it served for a 
time as a part of the bodyguard of General George B. Mc- 
Clellan in western Virginia during the summer campaign of 
1 861. 

July 15, 1862, he enlisted in the looth Illinois Volunteers, 
a regiment then being recruited in Will County, and was 
made First Lieutenant of ''Company A" thereof on Au- 
gust 30, 1862. September 30, 1864, his superior officer, 
Captain Rodney Bowen, having been killed in action at 
the battle of Franklin, Tenn., Lieutenant Stewart was made 
Captain and later Brevet Major for gallant service in ac- 
tion, and continued in service with his company and regi- 
ment until the close of the Civil War by the surrender of 
Lee's army at Appomattox. He participated in the battles 
of Laurel Hill, Chaplain Hill, Stone River, Chickamauga, 
Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, New Hope Church, Kenesaw 
Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, FrankHn, Perryville, 
Columbia and Nashville, and was with his regiment mus- 
tered out in July, 1865. 

He was a most excellent and faithful soldier, cheerful 
under most depressing conditions, in the midst of hard- 
ships, courageous and faithful at all times arid under all 


At the close of the Civil War he resumed his residence 
in Wilmington, there living and working as a farmer for a 
number of years. Because of his superior business qualifi- 
cations and the universal confidence of the community in 
his integrity and judgment he was made Teller of the First 
National Bank of Wilmington, with which organization he 
remained, actively assisting in the management of its af- 
fairs up to the date of his death, at which period he was, 
as for some time he had been, its President. 

He was, from his youth up, universally respected and 
esteemed in the community in which he lived. Notwith- 
standing the demand upon his time which his connection 
with the Bank of Wilmington made, he was always inter- 
ested in, and gave much attention to, matters of general 
public interest. 

On May 30, 1871, he was united in marriage to Miss 
Anna Mclntyre. 

As husband and father, citizen and soldier, farmer and 
banker, friend, counselor and man of affairs, no man in the 
community, in which he spent seventy-seven years of his 
life, was more highly esteemed or possessed to a greater 
degree the confidence of the public. 

In every position in which he was placed, in all perils, 
amid all dangers and temptations, he was ever the same 
sturdy, honest, upright, faithful friend and citizen he had 
been in the beginning, and remained to the end of his career. 

Dear Comrade, Beloved Companion, with thee all is well. 
Wherever thy soul has gone, whether mingled with the spiritual 

forces of the universe, or distinct as was thy life here, it 

remains to uplift and to bless. 
Spirits such as thine cannot come to harm. 

Area N. Waterman, 
James G. Elwood, 
Erastus W. Willard, 



Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General. Died at Chicago, Illinois, 
January i6, igi2. 

GEN. HARVEY GRAHAM was born at Darlington, 
Pennsylvania, February i8, 1828, and died at Chi- 
cago, Illinois, January 16, 1912, leaving eight children and 
seventeen grandchildren surviving him. 

He was married in Pennsylvania on the 31st day of 
January, 1850, to Miss Caroline Funkhauser, who died 
April 12, 1893, in California, where his remains were taken 
and placed by her side. 

In 1856 General Graham settled at Iowa City, Iowa; 
engaged in building and superintending mills, and made that 



his home until 1889, when he went to Stillwater, Minnesota, 
where he remained two years, and then became superintend- 
ent of the city water works at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, which 
position he held until his voluntary retirement in 1898, after 
which he divided his time with his children in various sec- 
tions of the country. He came to Chicago in 1906 to live 
with his daughter, Mrs. Dr. Carey Culbertson, at whose 
home he died. 

General Graham was one of the first men in Iowa to 
answer the call for troops in April of 1861. He assisted in 
organizing Company B, First Iowa Infantry; was commis- 
sioned First Lieutenant of the company May 9, 1861 ; was 
wounded at Wilson's Creek, Missouri, August 10, 1861, 
and mustered out with the regiment August 21, 1861. 

Early in the summer of 1862 General Graham organized 
a company, expecting to be assigned to the Eighteenth Iowa 
Infantry, but before reaching the rendezvous the regiment 
was complete and he was ordered with his company to 
Iowa City to take part in the formation of the Twenty-sec- 
ond Iowa Infantry, and on August 9, 1862, he was com- 
missioned Major of that regiment; promoted to Lieutenant 
Colonel September 17, 1862; to Colonel May i, 1864, and 
finally discharged as Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General 
July 25, 1865. 

General Graham's service was an unusual one. In 1861 
he was with General Lyon on the campaign through Mis- 
souri. On going to the front in 1862 his regiment was 
stationed at Rolla, Missouri, and spent the fall and winter 
following in southeast Missouri. In March, 1863, the regi- 
ment was sent to join General Grant in the campaign against 
Vicksburg, where it was assigned to Carr's Division of 
McClernand's Corps and took a prominent part in the en- 
gagements that followed. 

In the charge of May 22, 1863, General Graham led his 


men so far to the front that when the recall was sounded 
he was imable to return to our lines, and he, with others 
of his regiment, were captured, paroled and sent to our 
lines at Millikens Bend. After being exchanged General 
Grahajii with his regiment was sent . down the river in 
August, 1863, and spent the following winter in Louisiana 
and Texas, remaining in that vicinity until July, 1864, when 
the regiment was assigned to the Nineteenth Corps and 
sent by boat, via Fortress Monroe, to join General But- 
ler on the James River, where the command remained but 
a few days and was then sent to Washington and from 
there to the Shenandoah to join General Sheridan, and 
took a prominent part in his campaigns there in the fall 
of 1864. 

In February, 1865, the regiment was sent to Savannah, 
Georgia, and remained in that vicinity for about two months, 
when General Graham was given command of a brigade, 
marched it to Augusta, Georgia, and was on duty there 
until he received the order to muster out. 

He was elected an Original Companion of the First 
Class of the ^lilitary Order of the Loyal Legion of the 
United States, through the Commandery of the State of 
Illinois, November 5, 1906. 

General Graham was one who well deserves more than 
a passing notice. He was intensely loyal, of indomitable 
will and perseverance, having a superb physique and a 
commanding presence ; and by reason of his exemplary 
habits he was always well, even to the close of the day on 
which he died he was the same cheery, companionable, lov- 
able man that we who knew him during his service days 
had learned to love as a true friend and worthy comrade. 

Of him it may truthfully be said that when Taps was 
sounded for him he simply wrapped the drapery of his 
couch about him and lay down to quiet slumber. 


To his bereaved family we extend our earnest sympathy 
and condolence. 

John H. Stibbs, 
Joseph B. Leake, 
Wm. B. Keeler, 



First Lieutenant. Died at Chicago, Illinois, January 20, igi2. 

OUR late Companion, George Kellogg Dauchy, was born 
January 3, 1829, in Northampton, Fulton County, 
New York. With high honors he was graduated from 
Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., at the age of nineteen. 
In April, 1861, he was appointed Second Lieutenant in Co. 
H, 2nd Kentucky Infantry, a three-months Regiment. This 
Regiment was re-organized as a three-year Regiment. 

Companion Dauchy did not remain with it, but went to 
Troy, N. Y. In this city, in conjunction with Captain El- 
lis, who had seen service in the British Army, he helped 
to raise a Battery of Artillery, which was subsequently 



known as the 12th Independent Battery, New York Artil- 
lery, U. S. A. The first assignment of this Battery was 
at Fort Ellsworth, where it remained until the summer of 
1862, drilling at the heavy guns with which the fort was 
armed (32's and 34's). Subsequently the Battery was as- 
signed to Fort Lyon, covering the approach to Alexandria 
from the south, relieved of this and ordered to Chain Bridge 
above Georgetown and from there to the Artillery Camp of 
instructions near Blandensburg. 

On the 6th day of July, 1863, the Battery was ordered to 
Frederick, Maryland, and assigned to the 3rd Army Corps, 
Army of the Potomac, and was actively engaged with this 
Corps until it was broken up, two divisions being assigned 
to the 2nd Corps and one to the 6th. 

The subse(|uent service of the Battery was mostly with 
the 2nd Corps. At the Battle of Reams Station, where the 
Battery, under the command of Lieut. Dauchy, did fine 
service, it was unfortunate in losing one of its guns, two 
caissons and some horses. In this action Lieut. Brower, 
a brave, capable oflficer, was killed. On General Hancock's 
orders a Court of Inquiry was held to determine the cause 
of the loss of the gun — the findings of the court not only 
exonerated Lieut. Dauchy, but highly commended him for 
the splendid service the Battery rendered on that memorable 

Throughout Lieut. Dauchy 's service in the army he suf- 
fered from ill health, being compelled on several occasions 
to go to the hospital. His term of enlistment expired on 
November 17, 1864, and on that date he left service, tak- 
ing with him a letter of comrnendation from Major Haz- 
zard, Chief of the 2nd Corps, endorsed by Generals Hancock 
and Hunt, Chief of Artillery of the Army of the Potomac. 

In the year 1888 Companion Dauchy established the 
Dauchy Iron Works on Illinois Street, Chicago. The busi- 
ness is now managed by his sons. 


Companion Dauchy was a fine French scholar. In his 
leisure hours he translated from the French into English, 
General Regis De Trobriand's Four Years with the Army 
of the Potomac. Those who are unable to read De Tro- 
briand's book in the original will find pleasure and enter- 
tainment in the Dauchy translation. It received the author's 
warm commendation. General De Trobriand was a noble 
soul and a lover of our country, which was materially helped 
by his splendid service. 

The ^lilitary Order of the Loyal Legion of the United 
States, founded immediately after the close of the War 
of the Rebellion, is a compact brotherhood of Commissioned 
Officers of honorable service in that greatest and noblest of 
all wars. 

Its purpose is that of sustained loyalty to the Govern- 
ment of our Common Country. 

The stability, ideals and purpose of a nation is measured 
by the intelligence, force and character of its people. So it 
is with a voluntary organization such as our Order of the 
Loyal Legion. 

Captain Dauchy, our greatly beloved deceased Com- 
panion, was a typical member of the Order. 

It was a privilege to know him well. He was possessed 
of decided convictions, strong moral fibre, full of enter- 
tainment to those having a desire for larger knowledge 
of the historical, physical and geographical conditions, not 
only of this country but also of Europe and South America. 
It is true the better informed one was the more one's knowl- 
edge would be enhanced when spent with Captain Dauchy. 

Considerable of a traveler, an omnivorous reader with 
a remarkable retentive memory, made his fund of informa- 
tion always a delight and benefit to those who were privi- 
leged to know him. Few men possessed a more compre- 
hensive knowledge of the many battles of the War of the 
Rebellion than Companion Dauchy; his ability to clearly 


State the positions occupied by our own and the enemies' 
forces, and what occurred was truly remarkable. This 
was no more true as to the operations of the Army of 
the Potomac in which most if not all his services were ren- 
dered, but also in that of the Western Armies. 

Companion Dauchy was married to Lavinia Otis at Jor- 
dan, N. Y., on December 8, 1864. Mrs. Dauchy died in 
Chicago December 8, 1897. Three children remain liv- 
ing to bless his memory — Samuel, Otis Burr and Eleanor 

As a Companion whom we so justly esteemed for his 
high character, fervid friendship and unswerving loyalty 
to our country, we revere his memory. To his bereaved 
children we extend our condolences. 

Walter R. Robbins, 
RoswELL H. Mason, 
William B. Keeler, 


First Lieutenant. Died at Basin, Wyoming, January 21, igi2. 

THE cheerful face of our companion and friend, Archy 
Winne, has passed away from mortal vision and no 
more upon this earth will we hear his kindly greetings and 
see his contagious smiling countenance. 

How well we remember in the years now gone how his 
very presence seemed to bring good cheer and happiness to 
those with whom he came in contact. His pathway in life, 
like most of his old comrades, was not always strewn with 
flowers, but had its mixture of thorn and bramble, which 
finally yielded to the constant and untiring results of Truth's 



workings and were to a great degree eliminated and rooted 

For many years prior to his departure, Lieut. Winne 
devoted all of his time and energies in efforts to uplift 
humanity and to show those with whom he had to do the 
brighter path that leads to a higher and purer concept of his 
Heavenly Father. Those to whom he extended his hand in 
support and those to whom he gave the cup of cold water in 
his Saviour's name were legion. 

Companion Archibald Winne entered the service as a 
private soldier, enlisting on Oct. 13, 1862, in Company A, 
177th New York Infantry. On Aug. i, 1863, he was made 
Sergt. Major of the Regiment. His term of service ex- 
pired on Sept. 24th of the last named year, when he was 
honorably discharged. For the second time he volunteered 
and was commissioned as Second Lieut. Company K, 8th 
New York Heavy Artillery, on March 22, 1864. On Sept. 
i6th of the same year he was made First Lieutenant, and 
on March 21, 1865, his commission as Captain was issued, 
but owing to the depleted condition of his Company in point 
of numbers he was not mustered. He was elected to mem- 
bership in this Commandery on Oct. 4, 1882. 

He was born in Albany, N. Y., Feb. i, 1846, and passed 
away at Basin, Wyoming, Jan. 21, 191 2. 

He participated in the siege of Port Hudson, La., and in 
the battles of the "Wilderness," ''Spottsylvania," **Cold 
Harbor" (where he was wounded) and "Petersburg" 
through to the surrender of General Lee. 

Holmes Hoge, 
H. A. Pearsons, 
J. W. Thompson. 


First Lieutenant. Died at Kenihvorth, Illinois, January 30, i(^i2. 

ABOUT fifteen miles north of the center of the city of 
Chicago, on the bluffs of Lake Michigan and over- 
looking its blue waters and ever-changing lights and shad- 
ows, lies a suburban village of many unique and original 
features and which has been often referred to, in periodicals 
devoted to the betterment and beautifying of urban and 
suburban life, as a type and as an example. 

This is the village of Kenilworth, in Illinois, and the man 
who founded and developed it was Joseph Sears. Mr. Sears 
was an idealist, a dreamer who had visions, and, being not 
only a dreamer, but a man of marked ability, he set him- 



self to work to make his visions come true. He wanted 
to create a suburban village, where the tired business man 
could find his family of an evening in quiet, healthful and 
esthetic surroundings and free from the business adjuncts 
which so often disfigure the approaches to villages and 
neutralize the advantages which nature has so generously 
provided. And he did it; twenty years of his life were 
devoted to the task, which doubtless entailed many personal 
sacrifices and, also, often developed obstacles and hindrances 
from which he should have been spared. 

Men of genius are men of ideals, who do things; but 
how much easier is the life of the men who content them- 
selves with the practical every-day efforts to earn and to 
invest and who, '^•when abnormal sums have thus been 
accumulated, rightly or wrongly, congratulate each other 
and call themselves '''the big men of the country." But 
they are not big men unless they have done something 
while they live, and by personal effort, towards the uplifting 
of their fellow beings, and to make their world a better 
world to live in. 

To build Kenilworth as it is was not, and in the nature 
of things could not be, strictly a business enterprise; if it 
were that and nothing more its founder would have planned 
it on conventional lines, sold the lots without restrictions 
and to the first purchaser who came his way, and his work 
would long since have ended and the usual struggle of the 
inhabitants to make belated changes and correct fundamen- 
tal mistakes would have taken its place. 

The entire front of Kenilworth, with the exception of a 
few lots to be devoted to the most necessary business stores, 
has been reserved for park purposes — largely through the 
generosity of Mr. Sears. These parks have their stately 
elms, stone benches and urns, rustic seats, flower beds and 
lawns ; there is a fountain and a pretty railroad station, orna- 
mented with flowers and surrounded by a variety of shrubs ; 


the streets have broad parkways, also embelHshed with 
trees and shrubs. There is an assembly hall of original 
and tasteful design and a new and handsome school to be 
built and which appropriately will bear the name of "The 
Joseph Sears Public School." But what has helped more 
to make Kenilworth what it is is the reserving of a frontage 
of one hundred feet for each building lot, which, it is hoped, 
will preserve the sylvan character of the place against the 
ever-increasing pressure of an urban population. 

But we may not go into further details on this occasion. 
The creator of this work is no more; no more will be seen 
his genial smile as he wanders through the streets of his 
village, beloved especially by the children, for whom he 
has done so much, and no longer will he extend his kind 
and helping hand to his neighbors and friends. And al- 
though the people of Kenilworth know that the continu- 
ance of his work is in the best of loving hands and that 
his ideas, to the limits of possibility, will be faithfully and 
reverently followed, they will miss Joseph Sears grievously 
and his memory will live with them as that of no other 
friend and neighbor can live. 

Joseph Sears was born in Lockport, Illinois, on March 
24, 1843, the son of John and Miranda (Blount) Sears, 
and he died in Kenilworth on January 30, 191 2. He was 
educated in the public schools and in Garden City Institute, 
Chicago, in the Canandaigua (N. Y.) Academy, and in 
Bell's Commercial College. 

In 1868 he entered the employ of N. K. Fairbank & 
Co. and became a partner in that important firm in 1873, and 
in 1880 its Vice President, in which position he continued 
until 189 1, when he retired from the company and organized 
The Kenilworth Company and the Village of Kenilworth, 
which received his undivided and devoted attention until 
his death. 

At the age of twenty-one years Joseph Sears entered the 


army as a private soldier, in Company A, 134th Illinois 
Infantry, U. S. V., to take his part in the Civil War, which 
had then heen raging- for three years, was soon promoted 
to the position of Commissary Sergeant and was mustered 
out as such in October, 1864, to accept the position of First 
Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster of the 147th 
Illinois Infantry,. U. S. V., which position he held until 
after the close of the war and resigned in 1865. The 
Regiment served in northern Georgia, where it was engaged 
in various skirmishes and engagements, during which Lieu- 
tenant Sears acted as aid on Gen. Judah's staff, who com- 
manded the Division known as the 2nd Separate Division, 

On October 10, 1889, Mr. Sears was elected an Original 
Companion of the First Class of the Military Order of 
the Loyal Legion of the U. S. and became our comrade in 
the Commandery of the State of Illinois. 

In June, 1868, Joseph Sears married Helen Stedman 
Barry of Chicago, who survives him as his widow, and of 
which marriage were born six children, of whom five are 
now living: John Barry, Philip Rasselas, Helen Abigail, 
Joseph Alden and Dorothy. 

And now he is gone; his work was well done and will 
live after him. Of the irretrievable loss to the family we 
cannot and will not speak, but for his comrades in the Loyal 
Legion, his neighbors in Kenilworth, and the acquaintances 
and friends who had the privilege of meeting and knowing 
him, we may say that Joseph Sears will be held in reverent 
and affectionate remembrance by them until their pulses, 
too, have ceased to beat and they, too, have gone to 
"The undiscovered country, from whose bourn 
No traveler returns," 

Wm. Eliot Furness, 
Francis Lackner, 
E. A. Otis, 



First Lieutenant Eighteenth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Born 

March 30, 1842, Seneca Falls, New York. Died 

February 14, 1912. 

WAS enrolled as a private Oct. 10, 1861, at Brodhead, 
Wis., to serve for the term of three years, in B Co., 
1 8th Wis. Vol. Inf. On March 10, 1863, was commissioned 
1st Lieut., which rank he retained until he was mustered out 
at Raleigh, N, C, on April 2y, 1865. On April 20, 1865, 
Lieut. Frowe was issued a commission as Captain, but 
General Lee having surrendered and the war being practi- 
cally over, and his original term of enlistment having 
already expired, he preferred not to muster under his Cap- 
tain's commission and accepted his discharge from the 



The i8th Wisconsin left Camp Trowbridge, Milwaukee, 
Sunday, March 30, 1862, and the following Sunday, April 
6th Lieut. Frowe was taken prisoner with Gen. Prentiss' 
command in the ''Hornet's Nest" at Shiloh; paroled from 
Libby Prison Oct. 20, 1862, entering the Federal lines at 
Aikins Landing, James River. The six succeeding months 
were spent in hospital at Washington and New York. Re- 
joined regiment then attached to 7th Div., 17th A. C. before 
^ Vicksburg, June 7, 1863, and was present at the capture 
of the City. At Vicksburg July 26, 1863, was detailed as 
Recorder of Military Commission. At Glendale, Miss., he 
was again detailed on like service. After participating in 
the battle of Missionary Ridge under Gen. Sherman he was 
detailed as a member of a general courts martial at Hunts- 
ville, Ala. During May and June, 1863, was Acting Regi- 
mental Adjutant. On Sept. 13, 1864, was detailed by Gen. 
Milroy as A. C. S. at Tullahoma, Tenn., and during Hood's 
raid in the fall of that year was Aide on Maj. Gen. Milroy's 
staff, taking part in several engagements around Murfrees- 
boro. He rejoined the regiment at Goldsboro, N. C, early 
in April, 1865, and his company commander having resigned, 
he assumed command of his company and remained with 
it until mustered out at Raleigh, N. C. 

Lieutenant Colonel and C. S. of Volunteers. 

ENTERED the service as Q. M. of the 42nd 111. Inf., U. 
S. V. Appointed Captain and C. S., September 10, 
1862. Lieut. Col. and Chief C. S., April, 1863. Resigned 
June 4, 1865. 

Colonel Morton served continuously from 1861 to 1865 
and was in all of General Sherman's campaigns from Shiloh 
to Savannah. On the staff of General Sherman until the 
fall of 1863 as Chief C. S. 

To quote from Colonel Morton's application for admis- 
sion to the order 



"Personal history: Robust health (excepting 
only gout). No wounds. No pension. Gen- 
erally no cause to find fault with the situa- 
tion as it was then in '61-65, and as it is now" 

filed under date of December 13, 1886, indicates clearly his 
military habit of brevity and clearness. 

Col. Morton was born in Willoughby, Ohio, May 28, 
1839, and died February 26, 1912, at Fargo, N. D., where 
he spent the declining years of his life. 

Col. Morton was for some years in the U. S. Consular 
Service, stationed at Montreal, Canada. 


Captain One Hundred and Twenty-second Neiu York Volunteer In- 

JOSEPH S. SMITH was born in Phoenix, N. Y., Feb- 
ruary 22, 1843, and died at Chicago, Illinois, February 
29, 1912. 

At the age of nineteen years he enlisted in the 122nd 
N. Y. Vol. Infantry as a private and rose steadily until he 
attained the rank of Captain in his regiment. His service 
extended from August 28, 1862, until June, 1865, when 
he was discharged from the service. 

He took part in the following engagements: Antietam, 
Marye's Heights, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, The Wilder- 



ness, Rappahannock Station, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, 
Petersburg, Fort Stevens (here he had the honored privi- 
lege of grasping the hand of the revered Lincoln, the Presi- 
dent having been an eye-witness to the battle), Opeaquan, 
Fishers Hill, Cedar Creek, and many skirmishes and minor 

Soon after his discharge from the army he came to Chi- 
cago and was employed by Sharp & Company as bookkeeper 
at that time the leading hide and leather dealers. Later he 
engaged in the hide business for himself under the firm 
name and style of J. S. Smith & Co., which continued for 
some fifteen or twenty years at Kinzie and Illinois Streets. 
His total connection with the hide and leather trade cov- 
ered a period of forty-seven years. In 1906 he sold his 
business, then located on Illinois street, to the United States 
Leather Company. He also conducted a packing house on 
Archer Avenue and later became associated with the Ham- 
mond Packing Co., taking charge of their hide department, 
including the tallow, grease, bone, fertilizing and sheep pelt 
business. About 1901 he became connected with the Na- 
tional Packing Company, which absorbed many packing in- 
dustries at that time, having charge of the hide departments. 
He remained with that company until 191 1 when he retired 
from active business. During the last year of his life he 
traveled considerably with his wife through the East and 
South. His death was wholly unexpected and came as a 
great shock to his family and friends. 

Captain Smith was a member of the Illinois Command- 
ery of the Loyal Legion of the United States, the Grand 
Army of the Republic, U. S. Grant Post and numerous 
clubs and societies. 

He was survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Cam- 
eron Barber, and his son, Sidney H. Smith, an honored 
member of this Commandery. 


First Licutcitant Forty-third Illinois Infantry, United States Volun- 
teers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, April 6, igi2. 

NELS NELSON was born at Ebbared, Sweden, July 
13, 1840. 
At the age of sixteen he came to the United States 
and worked on a farm until he had repaid the fare from 
Sweden advanced to him by a friend. He had not been 
able to obtain any schooling in Sweden and eagerly em- 
braced the opportunity of our public schools, which he 
attended in the winter for several years, working during 
the summer for the C. B. & Q. R. R. Co., at Galesburg, 111. 
On the outbreak of the war a company of Swedish- 
Americans was organized at Galesburg, with whom Com- 



panion Nelson served in the Forty-third IlHnois Infantry as 
Sergeant, until March 3, 1865, when, for meritorious work 
in the field, he won his promotion to First Lieutenant. Dur- 
ing the war he participated in the Battle of Shiloh and the 
Siege of Corinth and Vicksburg and was mustered out of 
service November 30, 1865. 

At the close of the war he entered the grocery business, 
and in 1867 started the grocery firm of Bengston, Nelson 
& Co., at Galesburg. 

Companion Nelson's health had been impaired by his 
army service and he was compelled to retire from active 
business in 187 1, but held the position of City Treasurer 
of Galesburg, until November, 1875. In 1883 he was 
elected Secretary of the Scandinavian Mutual Aid Associa- 
tion, and throughout his entire life he took a deep and vital 
interest in assisting the many Swedish immigrants of this 
country and did much to^ initiate many of them into the 
American ways of living. He also identified himself ac- 
tively in the benevolent and charitable enterprises of his 
home city, serving for four years on the Board of Educa- 
tion and on the Library Board and being a member of the 
County Board of Supervisors, and a Director of the Cot- 
tage Hospital. He was a member of the Swedish Evangeli- 
cal Lutheran Church of Galesburg, of which he served 
as Trustee and Treasurer for many years. 

At the time of his death, at Chicago, April 6, 19 12, he 
was completing his seventh year as actuary of the Scandi- 
navian Life Insurance Co. 

Companion Nelson was married May 19, 1868, to Miss 
Sarah Nelson, who died December, 1898. One son, Mr. 
Arthur V. Nelson, of Galesburg survives him. 

Edward D. Redington, 

Jared W. Young, 

Theo. Van R. Ashcroft, 



Lieutenant-Colonel United States Army. Retired. Born in Mas- 
sachusetts, July 10, 1820. Died at Coronudo Beach, California, 
April 20, 1912. 

ELECTED an Original Companion of the First Class, 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
December 8, 1887. Insignia 5917. 

Entered the U. S. Volunteer Service as Additional Pay 
Master September 5, 1861. Advanced to Bvt. Lieut. Col. 
November 24, 1865. Honorably mustered out November 
29, 1869. Entered the permanent establishment as Major 
and Pay Master February 3, 1869. Retired July 10, 1884. 
Lieutenant-Colonel, Retired, April 23, 1904. 

He was in the field paying Troops in the Departments 
of the Cumberland and Tennessee from date of appoint- 



ment until the spring of 1865, and engaged in paying dis- 
charged volunteer troops in Illinois and Indiana, and at 
Louisville, Kentucky, as resident Pay Master, Department 
of the Cumberland, until December 31, 1868, when he was 
ordered to the southwest for field duty. He served in New 
Mexico and Arizona paying troops at Military Posts for 
five years. At headquarters Military Division of the Mis- 
souri, at Chicago, 111., for eight years, and on same duty at 
Washington, D. C, until retired. 


Captain Twenty-seventh Indhna Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Chi'Cago, Illinois, May 2, igi2. 

JOSEPH BALSLEY, who became a member of this Com- 
mandery November 26, 191 1, by transfer from the Com- 
mandery of Indiana, was born in Connellsville, Pa., October 
9, 1835, and died in Chicago, May 2, 1912. 

He was one of a family of fifteen children, and the last 
but one (a brother) of the family, when he passed away. 
While still in his minority he moved to Dayton, Ohio, engag- 
ing in the trade of carpenter and builder. At the age of 21, 
he was married to Fidelia Aurora Hadley, and at once 
moved to Peoria, IlHnois. He resided in the latter city, and 



Wyoming, Illinois, for two years, removing thence to In- 
diana, and after a brief residence in Mitchell, made his per- 
manent home in Bedford, where he was living when the war 
broke out. 

Making the supreme sacrifice of leaving a wife and two 
small children, he enlisted August 15, 1861, as a private in 
Company D, 27th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Rapid pro- 
motion followed and he was commissioned 2nd Lieut, same 
Company, June 2, 1862, and was promoted to Captain Com- 
pany *'H," November i, 1863, which he commanded until his 
muster out November 4, 1864, when the 27th Indiana was 
consolidated with the 70th Indiana. 

The 27th Indiana had a varied and most honorable serv- 
ice being connected with the Armies of the Shenandoah, 
Potomac and Cumberland. Capt. Balsley was badly 
wounded in the battle of Antietam, and again in the battle 
of Gettysburg. After the latter battle, his regiment which 
was then a part of the 12th Army Corps, was transferred, 
with the nth Corps, to the west and became a part of the 
20th Corps, and participated in the Atlanta Campaign, tak- 
ing part in the battles of Peach Tree Creek, Resaca, and all 
the conflicts of that campaign. 

After muster out. Captain Balsley returned to Bedford, 
where he resided until 1872, when he removed to Seymour, 
Indiana, where he followed the profession of Architect for 
twenty-six years except from 1894 to 1898, when he served 
his city as its mayor, with the same high ideals of his duties 
as a citizen, that he had shown as a soldier. 

In 1898, he moved to Indianapolis, where he resided 
until the death of his wife in 19 10, when he removed to 
Chicago, to make his home with his son. He was a very 
active member of the Odd Fellows fraternity, and of the 
Grand Army of the Republic, as well as of the Loyal Legion. 
He served as Adjutant General, Department of Indiana, G. 
A. R., in 1905 and 1906. He was a most genial companion 


and had a wide circle of friends in every place where he 
had resided, and the world was poorer when he answered 
the last call. 

Edward D. Redington, 
Simeon H. Crane, 
Joseph J. Siddall, 



Captain Eleventh Illinois Volunteer Cavalry. Born in Decatur, 

Otsego County, New York, November 14, 1835. Died 

May 4, 1912. 

ENTERED the service as a private in Company ''G," 
nth Illinois Cavalry. Mustered as 2nd Lieut., same 
company, Dec. 20, 1861. Promoted to Captain same com- 
pany February 16, 1863. Resignation accepted June 24, 

Engaged with Prentiss' Division of the Army of the 
Tennessee at Shiloh and siege of Corinth. Detached with 
Company for escort duty at headquarters of the 4th Div., 
17th A. C. October, 1862, accompanied Grant's Army to 
Vicksburg, and took part in the siege and capture of that 



city and Jackson, Miss. In Meridian campaign February, 
1864. Accompanied the 17th A. C. into Georgia in May, 
1864. Commanded the escort at Gen'l Gresham's head- 
quarters from time he assumed command of division at 
Decatur, Ala., until ordered to report to headquarters 17th 
A. C. for duty. Joined Sherman's Army at Ackworth, Ga., 
and took part in the campaigns of Kenesaw Mountain and 
siege of Atlanta and march to the sea, thence through the 
Carolinas to Washington and Louisville, for muster out of 
the service. 


First Lieutenant Fifty-first Illinois Infantry, United States Volun- 
teers. Died at River Forest, Illinois, May 8, 1912. 

WILLIAM HALL CHENOWETH, only son of Harry 
and Louise (Hall) Chenoweth, was born in Balti- 
more, Maryland, October 9, 1826. 

In 1847 he went to Cincinnati, where he engaged in the 
iron business, first as superintendent, and later in Chicago, 
as member in the firm of Letz & Co. 

In 1847 h^ was elected First Lieutenant of a Volunteer 
Company to serve in the w^ar with Mexico, but before it 
could be mustered into service peace was declared. While 
living in Cincinnati he also became a member of the famous 
Rover Guards, out of whose original ninety-four members, 
eighty-six served as officers in the Civil War. 

In 1853 he married Miss Sophie Kettler of Cincinnati, 



and two years later moved to Chicago. In August, 1862, he 
enlisted in the Fifty-first Illinois Infantry. Service on re- 
cruiting duty to Dec. 8, 1862, then while cut off from join- 
ing his regiment, voluntarily served with an Illinois Battery 
up to the Battle of Mission Ridge. 

Our Companion's active service with the 51st Regiment, 
Illinois Volunteer Infantry, commenced June 2'j, 1864, and 
continued until the Regiment was mustered out of service 
at Camp Irwin, Texas, September 25, 1865, having during 
that time participated in all the engagements in which his 
regiment took part, on all occasions showing his high quali- 
ties as a soldier, and it may be truly said, he was always 
foremost on the fighting line. 

Following the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, he was 
commissioned as First Lieutenant of his company, and 
placed in command. 

At the close of the War Companion Chenoweth engaged 
in the business of iron manufacturing and was the presi- 
dent of the W. H. Chenoweth Co., at the time of his 
retirement from active business in 1894. 

Companion Chenoweth was an early member of George 
H. Thomas Post, G. A. R., of which he was Commander 
in 1880. He was also a charter member of the Miami 
Tribe of Red Men. As a Mason he reached the thirty- 
second degree, and was a life member of Garfield Lodge 
and charter member of Columbia Commandery, K. T. 

He was elected a Companion of the Military Order of 
the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of 
the State of Illinois, October 4, 1882. 

Companion Chenoweth died at River Forest, 111., May 
8, 1912, and was survived by his wife and six children. 

Edward D. Redington, 
Jared W. Young, 
Charles F. Hills. 



Brevet Colonel First Illinois Light Artillery. Born Auburn, Maine, 
August 8, 1833. Died May is, 19 12. 

ENTERED the service as Captain Battery "E", ist 
Illinois Light Artillery Dec. 19, 1861. Commissioned 
Major same regiment May 6, 1863, and Lieut. Colonel Nov. 
2, 1864. Resigned August 30, 1865, with the brevet rank of 
Colonel for meritorious service. 

On garrison duty at Cairo from January to March, 
1862, then ordered up the Tennessee River and assigned to 
Sherman's Division at Pittsburg Landing. April 6th in 
the battle of Shiloh where he was twice wounded and 
absent from duty until May 28th when he resumed com- 
mand of his battery in front of Corinth. Served with Sher- 



man's Division during campaign in western Tennessee and 
northern Mississippi during the summer of 1862. On de- 
tached duty with the Star Crescent City patrolling the river 
between Memphis and Hickman. Engaged in operations 
on the Tallahatchee and south during November and De- 
cember, 1862. With reinforcements to Corinth Jan., 1863. 
Detached as Chief of Artillery, 5th Div. Army of the Tenn. 
On organization of 15th A. C. assigned with battery to the 
3rd Div. Descended the Mississippi to Young's Point 
March, 1863. In first engagement at Jackson, Miss. Took 
part in siege of Vicksburg from May 19th to June 20th. 
June 15th received from Gen. Sherman as special mark of 
honor one of the first two batteries of Napoleon guns sent to 
the western armies. Took part in second battle of Jackson. 
From November, 1863, to March, 1864, on recruiting duty 
in Illinois. April, 1864, ordered to Huntsville, Ala., and 
assigned to duty as Inspector of Artillery, Army and Dept. 
of the Term. Engaged in the Atlanta campaign. In addi- 
tion to other duties appointed Chief of Artillery 15th A. C. 
July 1st ordered to Nashville to superintend and hasten 
the reequipment of veteran artillery batteries returning to 
the front. October, 1864, assigned to command of Artillery 
Brigade of 17th A. C. Marched to the Sea. Present at 
all the engagements of the corps in the campaign of the 
Carolinas. i\t Goldsboro received a short leave returning 
in time to join in the march on Washington. Resigned at 
Petersburg, Va., but order of acceptance of Gen. Howard 
was revoked by the Secretary of War and ordered to duty 
in the A^^ar Department. Resigned August 23, 1865. 


First Lientcimnt and Adjutant. Died at Ann Arbor, Michigan, 
June 5, 1912. 

remarkable a career that it is an inspiration to con- 
sider it. He has gone to his reward as a faithful servant 
of the Giver of all good, and as a giver of good to his fel- 
low men. We miss his cheerful face and his genial words, 
but we cannot forget his efficient services, his unusual 
achievements and his varied accomplishments. The more 
we consider these the greater is our appreciation of the 
importance of the results that he accomplished in his active 
and eventful life work. 

Henry Holmes Belfield was born in Philadelphia, Penn- 



sylvania, on November 17, 1837. He was the son of Wil- 
liam Belfield and Selener Marshall Belfield. Their ances- 
tors were of English origin who came to America in 1810, 
settling in Baltimore, Maryland. Our companion attended 
Iowa State College, now Grinnell College, graduating in 
1858 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He was the 
valedictorian of his class, and received the Sargent gold 
medals for scholarship for the years 1857 and 1858. 

He became the instructor in Greek in the Iowa State 
College during the same year. In 1859 he was appointed 
the principal of the public schools at Dubuque, Iowa, and 
was made Superintendent of Public Schools in i860. Later 
he was made instructor in Latin at Griswold College in 
i860 and 1861. In 1863 he was the principal of the First 
Ward Public School. At this time the necessity for more 
men in the Union army was so manifest that our Companion 
considered it his duty to enlist. He promptly commenced 
by assisting Colonel Joseph B. Dorr, who had been com- 
missioned to raise the 8th Iowa Cavalry. With the rank of 
Lieutenant he took charge of the headquarters at Dubuque 
while Colonel Dorr went down the state on recruiting duty. 
On July 12, 1863, Lieutenant Belfield was formally pre- 
sented with a pair of silver mounted navy revolvers by the 
class of gymnasts whom he had previously been drilling 
weekly for a long time. The 8th Iowa Cavalry was mus- 
tered into the United States service on September 30, 
1863. Our Companion was made Adjutant of the regiment 
in July, 1864. The regiment went by rail to Louisville, 
marched to Nashville, escorting a wagon train, where it 
was assigned to the command of General Gillem. Our Com- 
panion was at once ordered as Post Commissary to inaugu- 
rate an effective condition in that department. Colonel 
Dorr was then assigned to the command of a Brigade, and 
Belfield was made Acting Assistant Adjutant General. He 
was next ordered as Aide to command the escort of General 


Edward M. McCook, commanding the Division. General 
William T. Sherman soon came to see why General McCook 
had not forced his way through the opposing force of the 
enemy. General McCook said it would need an Army Corps 
to get through the forces before them. General Sherman 
was incredulous and at once went personally to reconnoitre 
their position. Belfield was directed to go with him. They 
advanced near the enemy's lines, Sherman examining them 
closely with his glass. The bullets began to buzz around 
them continuously, but General Sherman kept advancing 
until he had completed his observations. Then they retired 
to the Union line, fortunately without being hit. Soon after 
General W. T. Sherman rode up to General McCook's head- 
quarters and inquired for General McCook, who was away. 
Belfield asked Sherman to dismount and enter the quarters. 
He complied, and was entertained by our Companion until 
he had obtained the necessary information. General Sher- 
man was expecting General Stoneman's force to join him. 
McCook sent an officer to find Stoneman and escort him 
in. The officer disappeared; then at midnight Belfield was 
ordered to go and find Stoneman's column and guide him 
to Sherman's lines. He took two orderlies and after an 
eventful evasion of the Confederate forces he found Stone- 
man's advance guard, and by a nice sense of direction 
guided it in the darkness to Sherman's position. 

Adjutant Belfield, while serving in General Sherman's 
cavalry force during the Atlanta campaign, was captured 
by the Confederate forces with a portion of his regiment, 
and was confined in different prisons for sixty days before 
he could be exchanged. It occurred during General Mc- 
Cook's raid. On July 25, 1864, General Sherman ordered 
General McCook with a strong cavalry force to move on 
Fayetteville and destroy the railroad there, pull down the 
telegraph wires and destroy them or hide them in water. 
General McCook performed the duty successfully, destroyed 


many miles of the Atlanta & West Point and the Macon & 
Western railroads, also over seven miles of telegraph lines, 
burned eleven hundred wagons, killed over two thousand 
mules, destroyed large quantities of army supplies, cap- 
tured seventy-two Confederate officers and three hundred 
and fifty men. The conduct of the Union troops in this 
raid was superb as well as successful. At one time less 
than one hundred cavalrymen charged and actually checked 
the advance of three regiments of Texas cavalry, and on 
two other occasions two troops of the Union cavalry delib- 
erately sacrificed themselves to save the main column of 
their comrades. Adjutant Belfield's regiment started on 
this raid with twenty-five officers and two hundred and nine- 
ty-two men, of whom only three officers and seventeen men 
returned to the Union lines. This disaster occurred after 
the duties undertaken had been accomplished, and from 
circumstances wholly unexpected and beyond control. Gen- 
eral McCook had contemplated efifecting a junction with 
General Stoneman's column, sent on a similar expedition. 
General Stoneman was captured by the Confederates and 
unable to accomplish the proposed meeting. He had hoped 
to reach Macon and Andersonville and release the Union 
prisoners confined there, but he was overpowered and made 
a prisoner himself. General McCook by waiting to unite 
with Stoneman found himself confronted by the assembled 
forces of the Confederate Generals Wheeler, Jackson, Ross 
and Roddy. On starting to return to General Sherman's 
position General McCook found three regiments of Texas 
cavalry opposing his advance. The 8th Iowa Cavalry, Ad- 
jutant Belfield in the lead, having the advance, instantly 
charged in a column and drove the Confederates back in 
confusion, with a loss to the Union force of two officers 
and twenty men. On making a further advance they en- 
countered W^heeler's Cavalry and Roddy's command, in 
all eight thousand men. When General McCook had started 


on this return movement he rode to the brow of the hill 
occupied by the 8th Iowa Cavalry and asked Colonel Dorr 
if he could hold the hill and cover and protect the retreat 
of the rest of the command. The Colonel replied that he 
could, and at once gave the necessary orders. It was a 
trying moment, but not a man flinched, although it was 
evident that it meant certain capture. As Adjutant Belfield 
put the men in line he counted them; there were just one 
hundred. They held the hill until dark, by which time 
McCook's column was safe from attack. Then on attempt- 
ing to follow their comrades they found themselves com- 
pletely surrounded. In the ensuing charge three officers 
and seventeen men of Adjutant Belfield's regiment were 
separated from the rest of the party. They wisely galloped 
to the Chattahoochee river and escaped to the Union lines. 
They were the only ones of the three hundred and seven- 
teen men of the 8th Iowa Cavalry who escaped. All the 
rest were killed or captured. The men were exhausted 
from want of sleep and food, having had three days of 
continuous marching and fighting. Many were suffering 
from wounds, and their ammunition was exhausted. A 
number of the men were mounted on mules, of which they 
had captured a large number. As their horses had been 
killed this was necessary, although mules become unmanage- 
able under a heavy fire, as they knew by experience. They 
were completely surrounded by an overwhelming force, so 
that to continue fighting would have been simply the murder 
of gallant men, so Colonel Dorr reluctantly surrendered the 
survivors. Some of the party, including Adjutant Belfield, 
not relishing the prospect of a Rebel prison, abandoned their 
horses and "took to the woods," hoping to escape on foot in 
the darkness. But in whatever direction they moved they 
were promptly challenged by Rebel pickets ; after seeking an 
outlet all night, they were all picked up at daybreak, only to 
be jeered at by the rest of the little force for not taking 


a much needed night's sleep on the ground when it had been 
offered to them. On the morning of July 31, 1864, the pris- 
oners were marched to the town of Newnan, a few miles 
distant. As they walked through the streets they were the 
objects of much interest to the natives of that part of 
Georgia, as they had never seen any Yankees before. It 
was reported at the Union camp that Adjutant Belfield had 
been killed, so the portion of his wardrobe and effects that 
had been left there were at once divided among the com 
mand. As the group of officers stood upon the platform 
awaiting the arrival of the train of box cars that were to 
carry the party to the prison at Macon, they gave a free con- 
cert of patriotic songs ; the great crowd applauded instead 
of showing anger and called for more, but they refused to 
furnish music until they were supplied with food, by which 
expedient they procured cold victuals. Our Companion had 
been robbed of his overcoat, blanket, arms, his highly prized 
silver mounted revolvers, spurs, etc.; but he succeeded in 
hiding his watch and a few greenbacks. In the prison pen 
at Macon they slept on the ground ; their only food was corn 
meal and water. After awhile they were put in box cars to be 
taken to Charleston, S. C, ''to be exchanged," as they were 
told, to prevent them from trying to escape. At Charleston 
they were confined in the workhouse, a large stone building 
lying within range of the Union batteries shelling the city. 
Many shells burst near the building, scattering the frag- 
ments within the enclosure, but this only caused expressions 
of satisfaction among the prisoners. Our Companion was 
put in a cell on the second floor and slept on the pine boards. 
At the first opportunity he managed to get up to the roof to 
study the chances of escape, but a volley of bullets from the 
guards warned him to retire. The amount of food was 
never sufficient to appease hunger. He suffered from 
hunger during his entire captivity. The prisoners were mus- 
tered to roll call every morning, when they were counted. 


The fun-loving ones would slip from one rank to another so 
as to make the prison officers find that they had too many or 
too few men. On September 2.^, 1864, two hundred and 
fifty Union officers were marched out of the prison, taken 
to a train to carry them to Atlanta to be exchanged. There 
they were inspected by General Sherman, given a bath and a 
"square meal," then given a leave of absence to visit their 

When the reorganized 8th Iowa Cavalry resumed its 
service it participated in a raid led by General James H. 
Wilson through Alabama and Georgia, from Waterloo south 
to Selma, Alabama, and east to Macon, Georgia, during the 
months of March, April* and May, 1865, i^ which daring 
expedition Adjutant Belfield participated with his regiment. 
This movement has been called one of the most remarkable 
campaigns of the Civil War. General Wilson had thirteen 
thousand veteran cavalrymen in excellent condition, full of 
enterprise and zeal, all armed with Spencer carbines. Most 
of the senior officers had served during the war from its 
beginning. The Confederate writer, John A. Wyeth, said, 
"General Wilson had, with remarkable zeal, completed the 
organization of the most magnificent body of mounted 
troops ever gathered under one commander on the western 
hemisphere. He had called to his assistance young men of 
experience, who had already won reputation for courage, 
ability and energy." An English military critic, Colonel 
Chesney, said of General Wilson's staff that it was ''the 
best cavalry staff ever organized." The artillery force con- 
sisted of three batteries, one of them being the Chicago 
Board of Trade Battery, commanded by Captain Robinson. 
The expedition was remarkable for the results accom- 
plished. Wilson's adversary was Lieutenant General 
Nathan B. Forrest, the ablest cavalry leader of the South, 
and a born military genius, for whose capture or death 
there was offered a commission as Major General in the 


United States Army. Forrest's- bravery and daring are 
shown by the facts of his having twenty-nine horses killed 
under him in battle, and by his having killed thirty antag- 
onists in hand to hand fighting, but his military career closed 
in this campaign; he was completely out-maneuvered and 
beaten, and his army practically destroyed. 

When the Union forces approached Selma, Wilson's cav- 
alry encountered Forrest leading his cavalry in person. 
Forrest's biographer states that ''as soon as Forrest saw 
these gallant troopers riding down upon him with sabres in 
air he placed himself in line with his escort and the Ken- 
tuckians. He ordered his men to reserve the fire of their 
rifles until the enemy had arrived within one hundred yards 
of their position. They were then to draw their revolvers 
and with one in each hand to ride in among and along their 
assailants and use their weapons at close quarters. As the 
Union column swept into the Confederate line Forrest, 
his escort and the Kentuckians rode in among them, and the 
desperate character of the encounter which occurred may 
well be imagined. It was one of the most terrific hand- 
to-hand conflicts which occurred between cavalry troops 
during the great war." It was a test between the sabre in 
the hands of as brave a force as ever rode horses, and the 
six-shooter in the hands of experts who were just as des- 
perately brave. Forrest was most viciously assailed. His 
conspicuous presence made him the object of a direct 
attack by seven Union troopers, who were killed in the 
attempt to slay the Confederate general. Forrest was 
wounded, and had a narrow escape from death. The 
commander of Forrest's escort said, 'T saw General Forrest 
surrounded by six Federals at one time, and they were all 
slashing at him. One of them struck one of his pistols and 
knocked it from his hand. A private was near and shot 
the Federal soldier, thus enabling General Forrest to draw 
his other pistol, with which he killed the others who were 


persistent in the attack upon our commander." The resist- 
ance of Forrest's men was determined; but the position was 
carried by a charge which completely routed the rebels, 
who left two hundred prisoners and three guns in our hands. 
With almost constant fighting the rebels had been driven 
since morning twenty-four miles. At sun down the Union 
force bivouacked near Selma. This city, though strongly 
fortified and with a full garrison, was quickly captured by 
the dismounted cavalry who swarmed over the parapets. 
Wilson then captured the city of Montgomery, marched 
to Columbus and then to West Point, Georgia, capturing 
both cities, then hurried on towards Macon. 

As the column marched through the city of Newnan, 
Georgia, Adjutant Belfield esteemed it a great satisfaction to 
be riding at the head of the 8th Iowa, his own regiment, 
along the same streets where he had been marched as a 
prisoner of war nine months before. 

The converging columns of Wilson's force reached the 
city of Macon, Georgia, on April 20th, capturing the posi- 
tion with its garrison, and the commander. Major General 
Howell Cobb, which made a most successful termination 
of this victorious raid. This remarkable march through 
five hundred miles of well defended Confederate territory 
in twenty-eight days resulted in the capture of five well 
fortified cities by this cavalry force, also twenty-two stands 
of Confederate colors, two hundred and eighty heavy can- 
non and ninety-nine thousand stands of small arms. Gen- 
eral Wilson paroled sixty thousand prisoners, destroyed 
forty foundries, powder works and factories. Among other 
incidents were the capture of Captain Henry Wirz, also of 
Jefferson Davis, concerning whom Adjutant Belfield inti- 
mates that President Davis would have been ''accidentally" 
shot, it was said, but for the belief of the cavalrymen that 
he would surely be hanged. They also captured Vice Presi- 


dent Alexander H. Stephens and Secretary of the Navy 
Stephen R. Mallory. 

These cavalrymen when on this hurried raid often found 
themselves in need of remounts and were obliged to cap- 
ture them from the enemy, of course, and as a matter of 
necessity. Adjutant Belfield reported that the blooded horse 
secured by him for his remount was impressed from a 

At Macon, Georgia, the raid of General Wilson ceased 
by the termination of the great rebellion. 

The 8th Iowa Cavalry was mustered out of the U. S. 
service August 14, 1865. It was carried by rail to Clinton, 
Iowa, where they received their final pay August 27, 1865. 
Companion Belfield received a telegram offering him a posi- 
tion as principal of a school in Chicago. He came here at 
once, and was unanimously elected by the Board of Educa- 
tion as principal of the Jones School. 

From 1866 to 1876 he was a principal of the Grammar 
School, and of the North Division High School from 1876 
to 1883. 

It had always been the belief of our Companion during 
his long experience as an instructor that in the training of 
boys the hand should be educated as well as the mind. He 
wrote and lectured on this subject until E. W. Blatchford, 
Marshall Field and other members of the Chicago Commer- 
cial Club became interested. Then the club subscribed the 
money necessary to build and equip the Chicago Manual 
Training School at Michigan avenue and Twelfth street. 
Companion Belfield was the director. He commenced the 
new system of text book study and manual work on Feb- 
ruary 4. 1884. This new enterprise became such a great 
success and was so popular that it attracted attention from 
all parts of the country, and many other such schools \yere 
founded in various other cities of the country. Later the 
Manual Training School was made a part of the University 


of Chicago, and was conducted in a special building under 
the management of our Companion. He was made Dean of 
the University High School in 1903, and retired from active 
duty in 1908. 

In 1891 and 1892 he was appointed a Special Commis- 
sioner by the Department of Labor of the United States 
government to visit, inspect and report upon the technical 
schools of Europe and the United States, which report 
became the standard authority upon the subject. He wrote 
many works upon the English and French classics, was 
the author of a series of mathematical text books, and 
a charter member of the National Society for the Promotion 
of Industrial Education. Our Companion was an accom- 
plished musician. After he settled in Chicago he went down 
regularly to the Hyde Park Presbyterian Church to play the 
organ there during their church services. This he kept up 
until the great fire in Chicago of October, 187 1, when more 
urgent duties required all his time. 

In January, 1865, he joined the Hyde Park Presby- 
terian Church. He very soon became one of the elders, and 
in 1889 became a trustee. He was an active leader in all of 
the educational and charitable work of this most vigorous 
and efficient organization in its efforts to promote Christian 
life and religious work. 

Henry H. Belfield was married to Miss Annie W. 
Miller on July 27, 1869. They had five children, Clara A., 
Ada M., Margaret W., A. Miller and Henry W., all of 
whom survive our lamented Companion. 

To the faithful and efficient partner in life of our late 
Companion, and to the children surviving him, we most 
respectfully tender our heartfelt sympathy. Words cannot 
mitigate the suffering of bereaved minds, but we venture 
the hope that the memory of the achievements of our late 
Companion in every form of activity in w^hich he engaged, 
resulting in substantial benefit to the whole community, may 


enable his loved ones to find consolation in the conviction 
that the world is better because Henry H. Belfield has lived. 

Horatio L. Wait, 
Area N. Waterman, 
Henry V. Freeman, 



Major Second Adassacliiisctts Heavy Artillery, United States Volun- 
teers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, June 8, 1912. 

York City, March 16, 1839. He was the son of Jona- 
than Amory, descendant of a long hne of New England an- 
cestors, the first of whom came to this country in 1686, and 
of Letitia Austin, of English descent. 

When Companion Amory was seventeen he entered a 
broker's office in Boston, and later went to Calcutta as clerk 
to the Supercargo. 

Immediately upon the outbreak of the War he entered 
the service, in April, 1861, as a private in the Fourth Bat- 
talion of Massachusetts Infantry, and was sent to Fort In- 



dependence in Boston harbor. He received his commission 
as First Lieutenant July 2, 1861, in the Sixteenth Massachu- 
setts Infantry, in the Army of the Potomac, and his promo- 
tion to Captain July 6, 1862. During that same month he 
was wounded in the Battle of Malvern Hiils. While on 
duty with his regiment he participated in the Battles of 
P>edericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. In the 
latter battle Captain Amory's regiment took part in the vain 
effort to hold Sickles' advanced line on the Emmitsburg 
Road, and in that desperate conflict he was wounded in both 
arms but after a sixty-day leave of absence he returned to 

Companion Amory's efficient services and soldierly 
qualities earned for him the well merited promotion to 
Major of the Second Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, 
December 11, 1863, in which he served until the close of the 
War, participating in one of the last battles, that of Kings- 
ton, in 1865. 

After the war. Major Amory first engaged in the cotton 
business in New York City and Memphis, Tenn. In No- 
vember, 1867, he accepted a position in the Auditing Depart- 
ment of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, to 
which he gave forty-five years of faithful and efficient serv- 
ice, during a part of which time he occupied the positions of 
Auditor of Expenditures and Assistant General Auditor, 
retiring from active duty a short time before his death, on 
June 8, 1 91 2. 

Captain Amory was a loyal friend and a genial com- 
panion and won the affection and respect of old and young. 
One of his most intimate friends has aptly characterized 
his sterling qualities in the following words : 

"He was a good soldier, a faithful officer of the rail- 
road, and a pleasant companion. He was one of the van- 
ishing race of old New England stock who are fast being 
replaced by the newer immigration and their descendants, 


and the ideals of right, of justice and of honor which he 
represented may well be copied by the later generation." 
In June, 1868, he married Miss Rosalie G. Ernst, who 
survives him with their four children. 

Edward D. Redington, 
Theo. Van R. Ashcroft, 
Jared W. Young, 



Colonel Twenty-fourth New York Cavalry and Brevet Brigadier 

General, United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, 

Illinois, July 20, 1912. 

-^ tered into the service as a private, October, 1861. 
Commissioned ist Lieutenant November 4, 1861. Com- 
missioned Captain May 31, 1862. Discharged November, 


Commissioned Major of the 24th N. Y. Cavalry June 
10, 1864. Lieut. Colonel February 8, 1864. Colonel of same 
Regiment December, 1864. 

Brevetted Brig. General March 31, 1865, for distin- 
guished service at Dinwiddie Court House. 



With McClellan through Peninsular Campaign. Battle 
of Young's Mills, Siege of Yorktown, Battles of Williams- 
burg, Baltimore Cross Roads, Warwick C. H., Chicka- 
hominy. Fair Oaks, Seven Pines. 

With 1st Brigade Casey's Division 4th Corps, White Oak 
Swamp, Charles City Road, Malvern Hill, Turkey Island 
Bend. With same Brigade, Division and Corps, Garrison 
Yorktown, Expedition to South Carolina. Attkck on 
Charlestown April 19, 1863. Battle of Little Washington, 
N. C, Garrison of Beaufort. 

On staff of General Spinola, Gettysburg July 5th. Wil- 
liamsport, Md. Detailed Provost Marshal, Harper's Ferry 
by General Naglee, Aid de Camp Staff of General Naglee, 
commanding 7th Army Corps. Discharged November, 


Helped to recruit 24th N. Y. Cavalry, joined with Regt. 
Army of Potomac. Wounded June 18, July 30, and March 
30, 1865. 

It is but natural that we, who have served our country 
in her hour of need and peril, would be bound together with 
ties immutable, more so is this true w^hen our activities in 
army life were in the same, or nearby camps, and in the 
same battles. It is in such personal contact we make our 
estimate of our Companion in Arms, breathing as it does 
into our being that spirit of love and devotion, that the 
parting of the earthly body never diminishes. 

So it is with us in our memory of Companion Walter 
Cass Newberry. We mourn his absence from our ranks — 
ranks that are fast vanishing. We feel our separation will 
be but temporary, for in God's good time we shall join him, 
and again feel his genial presence. 

To the only surviving child, Miss Mary Newberry, the 
Companions of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, 


Commandery of the State of Illinois, tender our sympa- 
thy in her bereavement. 

Nelson Thomasson, 
Edson J. Harkness, 
Walter R. Robbins, 



Captain. Died at Santa Ana, California, August 3, igi2. 

Cohocton, Steuben County, New York, July 10, 1833, 
and at the time of his death was a Httle more than seventy- 
nine years old. He entered the military service as First Ser- 
geant of a company of infantry recruited in Steuben County, 
New York, in April, 1861. He was appointed First Lieu- 
tenant of this company and mustered into service of the 
State of New York for two years May 24, 1861. This com- 
pany became a part of the Thirty-fifth Regiment, New York 
Volunteer Infantry, which was mustered into the service of 
the United States June 11, 1861. He was promoted to be 



Captain of Company F, September 6, 1861, and was honor- 
ably discharged and mustered out with his regiment June 
5, 1863, at expiration of its term of service. 

His war service was in the First brigade, First division, 
First corps, Army of the Potomac. He was engaged in the 
battles of Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg and 
the numerous skirmishes in which the regiment participated. 
After the battle of Fredericksburg the regiment was as- 
signed to duty under Brigadier General Patrick, Provost 
Marshal General of the Army of the Potomac, and Captain 
Shattuck was made Provost Marshal at Stoneman's Station, 
Va., and remained on duty in this capacity until mustered 
out with his regiment. His duties were always faithfully 
performed in every position where he was placed, to the 
entire approval of his superior officers. At the battle of 
Fredericksburg he was in command of a portion of the 
picket hne on the left, and when the order for the with- 
drawal of the pickets was given, that portion of the line 
under his charge was overlooked and he remained at his 
post several hours after all the other Union troops had 
retired, and came near being captured with his men. Re- 
turning to the river he found the pontoon bridge had been 
taken up. He made his way up through the town to the last 
remaining bridge and brought his men safely off the field. 

Captain Shattuck was elected an Original Companion of 
the First Class of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of 
the United States through the Commandery of the State of 
IlHnois, May 6, 1885, Insignia No. 3703. He was a member 
of George H. Thomas Post No. 5, Department of Illinois, 
Grand Army of the Republic. 

He was made a Knight Templar in 1857 and was a Hfe 
member of Eureka Commandery No. 3, of Michigan. 

In 1856 Companion Shattuck removed from his home in 
the State of New York to Hillsdale, Michigan, and engaged 
in the dry goods business. When the war broke out he re- 


turned to his old home and joined the army with a company 
of his boyhood friends and neighbors. When he left the 
army he settled in Hillsdale. January, 1866, he married 
Julia B. Reed of that place, who died in 1904. They had 
two children, Mabel, who died in 1882, and our Companion, 
George B. Shattuck, who survives him. Captain Shattuck 
was buried by the side of his wife and daughter in the 
family lot at Hillsdale, Michigan. 

About 1869 Companion Shattuck engaged as a salesman 
with J. B. Baldy & Co. of Toledo, wholesale dealers in coffee 
and spices. In 1871 he represented this house in Chicago. 
In the great fire of October, 1871, every wholesale dealer in 
that line in Chicago was burned out. Companion Shattuck, 
reaHzing the situation, telegraphed to his house in Toledo to 
ship him immediately a carload of their goods. Before the 
car arrived its contents were sold and he sent in orders for 
car after car, which taxed the capacity of the firm to fill 
them, with sufficient promptness. By the year 1872 most of 
the old Chicago houses in this line had resumed business 
and several large eastern houses established branches in Chi- 
cago. The field was fully occupied and J. B. Baldy & Co. 
withdrew. Companion Shattuck then engaged as a salesman 
with Norton Brothers and remained with them until they 
sold out in 1901. For several years he was their only trav- 
eling salesman, visiting the trade in Michigan, Ohio, Ken- 
tucky, Indiana, Illinois and the northwestern and western 
states. Everywhere he was popular and successful. His 
customers and even his competitors were his personal 
friends. He was singularly modest and unassuming in his 
demeanor, honest and true. Although he suffered much 
from illness, the result of his army service, he never com- 
plained. He was a gentleman in the best sense of the word, 
loved by all who knew him, because he deserved their love. 
The writer of this part of the memorial, who knew him for 
more than forty years, never heard a word of disparage- 


ment or unfavorable criticism of Companion Shattuck from 
any man who knew him. 

"Green be the turf above thee, 

Friend of my better days ; 
None knew thee but to love thee, 
None named thee but to praise." 

Oliver W. Norton, 
SiMSON H. Crane, 
Edson J. Harkness, 



Captain Twenty-fifth New York Volunteer Infantry. Born at Roch- 
ester, New York, August g, 1830. Died at Chicago, 
Illinois, August 7, 1912. 

CAPT. HARRIS entered the service as a private in the 
13th N. Y. Vol. Infantry May 14, 1861, at Elmira, 
N. Y. Promoted to 2nd Lieut, and transferred to the 25th 
Regiment November i, 1861 ; to ist Lieut, in the same 
regiment December i, 1861 ; Captain January 13, 1862. 
Mustered out as Captain July 10, 1863. 

His first experience under fire was at the skirmish near 
Blackburn's Ford, July 18, 186 1. He took part in the battle 
of Manassas. On May 27, 1862, was taken prisoner at 
Hanover Court House and was confined first in Libby 



Prison and later in Salisbury, N. C, Prison. He was sub- 
sequently exchanged and participated in the battles of 
Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Wounded December 
14, 1862, at Fredericksburg which later required his dis- 
charge from the service. 


Major. Died at Chicago, Illinois, August 31, 19 12. 

MAJOR GEORGE GREEN, a devoted and loyal mem- 
ber of the Illinois Commandery, died suddenly at 
his residence in Chicago on the 31st day of August, 1912. 
A life so well lived, a military record so filled with brave 
deeds, and important battles, presents no easy task to the 

In the modest and unassuming manner characteristic 
of him, Major Green was reluctant to speak or write of 
his military history, and the story must be learned from 
other lips than his own. 

George Green was born at Ouincy, Illinois, January 20, 

72 ■ ^ 


1 841, and his father, Amos Green, was in his own lifetime, 
one of the best beloved and most respected men in what was 
known as "the miHtary tract." His father's name was the 
synonym for honesty, integrity and charity, and this mantle 
of universal respect and admiration was worn in turn by 
the son without a stain. 

At the age of i8 he made the trip to Pike's Peak and 
returned to Quincy in time to offer his services to his coun- 
try in 1862. Entering the service as adjutant and first lieu- 
tenant of the 78th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, he was 
mustered in at Macomb for three years. The regiment was 
at once sent to Louisville, Ky., and until November, served 
in the army of the Ohio. During the fall and winter of 
1862-63 the regiment was engaged in Kentucky and Ten- 
nessee, the first important battle being at Stone's River, 
Tenn. After that engagement the regiment entered the 
2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps. After being 
ordered to Nashville, it participated in the repulse of For- 
rest's attack on Fort Donelson and then moved to Franklin, 
Tenn., where it was on duty until July and engaged in sev- 
eral battles. It then entered the Chattanooga campaign 
and fought valiantly in the battle of Chickamauga, Ross- 
ville Gap and the battles of Chattanooga. At the battle of 
Chickamauga all of his superior officers were killed and 
Lieutenant Green took charge of his regiment. For this 
"bravery in action" he was commissioned Major. 

While temporarily attached to the 15th Army Corps, 
Major Green and his regiment were in the important en- 
gagements of Mission Ridge, Chickamauga Creek, the relief 
of Knoxville, Buzzard's Roost Gap and the Atlanta cam- 
paign from May to September, '64. It then fought in the 
battles of Resaca, Rome and Dallas, Ga. Major Green led 
his battalion at Kenesaw Mountain, Pine Knob, Peach Tree 
Creek and engaged in the siege of Atlanta. 

While in action at Jonesboro, Ga., September i, 1864, 


he was severely wounded, and on account of these wounds 
was compelled to be absent from his regiment. He later 
rejoined his regiment at Savannah, but on account of the 
disabilities following the wounds, resigned from the serv- 
ice January 15, 1865. 

In all of the foregoing battles Major Green was known 
as an intrepid soldier, conspicuous for his bravery and fear- 
lessness. Numerous incidents known to his friends and fel- 
low-comrades bear witness of his quick decision and good 
judgment, where fear was unknown and realization of per- 
sonal danger wholly absent. 

Ever since the war until his death, Major Green was 
engaged in the lumber business, and was president of the 
George Green Lumber Co. He was also an honored mem- 
ber of the Lumbermen's Association and its resolutions 
upon his death testify to his high standing among his busi- 
ness associates. In 1881 he was married to Margaret E. 
Thompson of Whitehall, Mich., who survives him, as do 
also two sisters, Mrs. Mary G. Kelsey and Mrs. Ella G. 

At Quincy, lUinois, the scene of his boyhood days and 
home, he was given a military burial by his surviving 
friends and comrades. On the very day of his funeral 
the survivors of the 78th Illinois were holding a regimental 
reunion at Quincy. The tears and tributes to him there 
were a more eloquent eulogy of their major than pen can 
write. A half century had not effaced from their memory 
him whom they had known and loved as a brother, whose 
command they had followed where he had dared to lead. 

No man had ever known George Green who did not find 
a satisfying friendship and comradeship in him. His friends 
and neighbors can find no substitute for his quiet humor, 
which was always optimistic, his cultivated mind, his sym- 
pathetic and responsive manner. Beneath the kindly, gentle 
character of the man and citizen was the ardent patriotism 


and fearlessness of the soldier. We cannot soon forget 
his endearing kindliness of manner, his quiet dignity, nor 
the warmth of friendship kindled by his personality. 

It is, indeed, fitting that this Commandery should now 
do honor to his name and memory. The Loyal Legion was 
the one and only organization of any kind which claimed 
his interest and attention. To it he was devoted in his serv- 
ices and his love. Since 1885 he had been a Companion, 
and had served as a member of the Council and as Senior 
\^ice Commander, and belonged to the Commandery-in-chief 
of the Loyal Legion of the United States. 

To his widow and surviving sisters is extended the sym- 
pathy of this Commandery and the hope that there may be 
much of consolation in the memory of the lasting honor of 
his name. We may indeed 

"Say not of the friend departed 
*He is dead.' He has but grown 
Larger souled and deeper hearted 
Blossoming into skies unknown 
All the air of earth is sweeter 
For his being's full release 
And thine own life is completer 
For his conquest and his peace." 

Theodore H. Patterson, 

Harvey S. Park, 

E. Bentley Hamilton, 


The Commandery never had a 
Photograph of this Companion. 


Second Lieutenant Seventy-sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Born 

December 6, 1835, near Urbtma, Illinois. Died 

October 4, 1912, 

MUSTERED into Co. 'T" of the 76th Illinois Volunteer 
Infantry, as Sergeant, on August 22, 1862, at Kan- 
kakee, Illinois, and immediately left for Columbus, Ky. 
February 16, 1864, was commissioned 2nd Lieut, in the 
same company and discharged May 15, 1865, by reason of 
gunshot wounds in right leg and left ankle, resulting in 
loss of left leg by amputation above the knee. 

His history of service is mostly that of the 76th Illinois 
Infantry. Starting from Kankakee in coal cars via Cairo 
to Columbus and Bolivar, arriving on Oct. 4, 1862. As- 
signed to the 4th Brigade, 4th Division, 13th A. C, under 
McPherson. Marched with command along Miss. Cent. 
R. R. against Gen. Price as far south as Springdale, when 
the supplies were destroyed at Holly Springs by Gen. Van 
Doren, and the command "about faced" and retraced its 
steps to Holly Springs, and then along the railroad to 
Memphis arriving March 13, 1863. May 17th embarked 
on fleet for Vicksburg and vicinity where the regiment was 
finally placed on the left of the besieging lines, and where 
it remained until the surrender July 4th. With Gen. Sher- 
man against Gen. Johnson's forces at Jackson, also engaging 



the enemy at Big Black and .Champion Hills, remaining in 
the vicinity of Vicksburg until August. Then went by boat 
to Natchez where they remained until December and then 
returned to Vicksburg. Detailed to return to muster point 
on recruiting duty, arriving in Kankakee on Christmas Day 
where he succeeded in recruiting 23, returning to regiment 
then in rear of Vicksburg in February, 1864. Then fol- 
lowed expedition to Yazoo City, Benton and Vaughn's Sta- 
tion; Jackson, Miss., under Slocum, Morganzia. Later to 
Kenner near New Orleans where the regiment embarked 
for Ft. Barancas, Fla., thence to Pensacola, Pollard, Stock- 
ton on the Alabama River, arriving in front of Ft. Blakely 
on April ist. Preparing trenches and approaches until the 
9th when the assault was made, the fort captured and many 
prisoners taken. It was during the attack and when within 
a few hundred feet of the walls that Lieut. Kenaga was 
wounded. This was the last battle of the war and took 
place after Lee's surrender. 


Major Thirty-ninth United States Colored Troops. Bom in Lancas- 
ter, Worcester County, Massachusetts, August 2, 
1842. Died October 5, 1912. 

T^ NTERED the service as private Co. "F", 34th Mass. 
^ Vol. Inf., August 7, 1862. Corporal Feb. i, 1863. 
Captain 39th U. S. C. T. March 21, 1864; Major, May 
22, 1865. Mustered out Dec. 4, 1865. 

In defences of Washington and in Shenandoah Valley 
with 34th Mass. Vol. Inf. With 39th U. S. C. T. in battle 
of the Wilderness, first Ft. Fisher expedition, Petersburg, 
Va. (wounded in head), second Ft. Fisher expedition, in 
command of skirmish line at capture of fort that day. Bat- 
tle of Sugar Loaf. Battle of Wilmington and Johnston's 
surrender. In command of Ft. Fisher until ordered to 
Washington for muster out of regiment. 



First Lieutennnt Fiftieth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Born at 

Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, March 7, 1839. 

Died October 19, 1912. 

ENTERED the service as ist Sgt. Company "D" 50th 
Regt. Pa. Vol. Infantry, Sept. 6, 1861. Promoted to 
1st Lieut, same company Feb. 15, 1862. Mustered out 
Oct. 3, 1864, in front of Petersburg, Va. 

Was with the expedition to HiUon Head, S. C, in the 
fall of 1862, and remained there until July, 1862. Thence 
north to Fredericksburg, Culpeper Court House, Manas- 
sas Junction. Wounded Aug. 29, 1862, at Bull Run and 
did not rejoin the regiment until Feb., 1863, in front of 
Fredericksburg, Va. In March, 1863, the regiment and 



corps went to Kentucky and from there to Vicksburg. After 
surrender marched to Jackson and thence back to the Mis- 
sissippi and up the river to Kentucky. Sept., 1863, over 
the Cumberlands to East Tennessee. January, 1864, the 
50th Regt. was remustered and joined the Army of the 
Potomac. Through the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, James 
River, Petersburg campaigns until Oct. 3, 1864. 


hirst Lieutenant and Brevet Captain. Died at Evanston, Illinois, 
October 23, 1912. 

/^APTAIN HARDING was born near Galion, Ohio, on 
^^ May 2, 1839. His ancestors on both sides were Puri- 
tan stock, the first Hardings coming to America in 1623. 
His parents, Chauncey C. Harding and Rachel Story, were 
earnest opponents of slavery, and from time to time their 
home was a refuge for fugitive slaves seeking the Canadian 

Young Harding received his primary education in the 
district schools, and after graduating from the Ohio Central 
College and teaching school for a year, he joined the great 
caravans of adventurous youth who in that day were migrat- 



ing towards the setting sun, reaching Nebraska City in 1857, 
aged 18 years. 

After a brief experience as a clerk in a general store, he 
was appointed receiver for a bankrupt firm, and subse- 
quently, on the advice of an older brother who was the first 
insurance agent in Nebraska, he took up the work of fire 
insurance, studying law during his leisure time. In 1858 
he accompanied a governmental surveying expedition in 
northern Nebraska, which work occupied him for more than 
a year. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, he enlisted as 
private in Company I of the First Nebraska Infantry. Be- 
fore his regiment was mustered in he was stricken with 
pneumonia and when he had sufficiently recovered to endure 
the hardships of travel was sent back to his Ohio home to 
die with what was supposed to be ''quick consumption." 
His excellent constitution, however, enabled him to rally, 
and in the fall of the same year, he rejoined his regiment, 
with which he served as a private, taking part in the mili- 
tary operations in southeast Missouri and in the Fremont 
campaign against Springfield, Missouri. 

In the fall of 1862, his regiment was transferred to the 
Army of the Tennessee, and Private Harding shared in the 
capture of Fort Donelson and Fort Henry and in the en- 
gagements at Pittsburg Landing and Corinth. Afterwards 
he participated in the military operations in Arkansas and 
the preliminary movement against Vicksburg. His regiment 
being again transferred to Missouri, he remained with it 
until the summer of 1863, when he was detailed to serve at 
Department Headquarters at St. Louis, where he remained 
until April, 1864, when he was promoted to First Lieutenant 
of Company L, 6th Missouri Cavalry, and assigned to duty 
as Judge Advocate and District Provost Marshal on the 
staff of Brigadier General Clinton B. Fisk, then in command 
of the District of Northern Missouri. 


At that time Missouri was infested with Guerilla and 
bushwhacking bands, and Lieutenant Harding's knowledge 
of law, coupled with his exceptional tact and judgment, en- 
abled him to render invaluable service in restoring order 
and safety throughout ^the northern half of the state. 

After the surrender of Lee's army and cessation of 
hostilities, he accompanied General Fisk as aide-de-camp to 
Tennessee, where he rendered invaluable service as solicitor 
for the Freemen's Court of the District of Kentucky and 
Tennessee until October, 1865, when his regiment was dis- 
banded and he was mustered out with the brevet title for 
meritorious service of Captain of Volunteers. 

Thrown back upon his own resources, in a land of 
ex-soldiers seeking to find their places again in civil life, 
Captain Harding, at the age of 26, returned to Nebraska 
City and resumed his insurance business. His success in 
this field soon attracted the notice of eastern officials, and 
in 1875 the Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance Com- 
pany of Massachusetts tendered him the position of Man- 
ager of the Western Department, which its directors had 
decided to establish, with headquarters at Chicago. At the 
time of his death. Captain Harding had occupied this im- 
portant position for nearly thirty-seven years with an abil- 
ity and success which challenged the respect and admira- 
tion of the fire underwriting world. 

The same characteristics which made him efficient in 
his boyish career in the duties of war brought him rapidly 
to the front in the duties of peace. Industrious, modest, 
steadfast, loyal, courageous, and of spotless honor, he could 
not but win the confidence and respect of his fellow men. 

He was gifted to a remarkable degree with the capacity 
for winning and holding Hfe long friendships. As one of 
his friends said of him, "His face was an open letter of 
credit." The confidence and trust of his fellow men came 
to him unsolicited, and his ready sympathy, his instinctive 


sense of fair play, his swift analytical judgment and his 
readiness to efface himself and serve in time of need made 
him always a chosen confidant and adviser of those in per- 
plexity or distress. 

Captain Harding was one of the pioneers and builders 
of fire insurance, and his life is a part of its permanent 
history. During its long constructive period, when fire un- 
derwriting was emerging from the vague and formless game 
of chance of earHer days, he rendered lasting service in 
shaping it into the ordered and indispensable auxiliary to 
modern commerce that it is today. His record appears in 
the annals of every important insurance association, and in 
this brief memorial it is needless to repeat what has been 
said in his praise by associates who knew his character and 
the value of his services so well. He had been honored 
with every position of responsibility that his modesty would 
permit him to accept. 

To the end of his life Captain Harding retained an ac- 
tive and earnest interest in the heroic days of the Civil War. 
He was a student of war history, had accumulated an ex- 
ceptional library on the subject, and few men were better 
informed concerning the great events which preceded, ac- 
companied and followed that momentous crisis in our na- 
tional history. He retained to the last a vivid interest in 
and friendship for the comrades of those trying days. 

He became a member of Illinois Commandery, Military 
Order of the Loyal Legion in 1879, ^^^ had served as mem- 
ber of the Council, also as Junior Vice Commander of this 
Commandery. He was a member of the George H. Thomas 
Post of the Grand Army of the Republic and of the Army 
of the Tennessee, of which he was for several years Vice 

In 1864 Captain Harding was married to Miss Eliza 
H. Cowden, who survives him with four children, Lucien 


E., John C. and Dwight S. Harding, of this city, and Mrs. 
Forest Russell of New York. 

His home was a haven of hospitality to hosts of friends, 
and the evening of his life was passed in well-earned re- 
pose and enjoyment of the society of those who had long 
known and loved him and his chosen companion. 

After a comparatively painless illness of some months, 
he fell asleep at nightfall, and his mortal remains were 
laid at rest in Rosehill Cemetery with funeral rites which 
were a fitting tribute to one who had long loved and served 
his fellowmen. 

May he rest in peace. 

Israel P. Rumsey, 
Albert F. Dean, 
H. C. Eddy, 



Captain Seventy-fourth New York Volunteer Infantry. 

BORN October 25, 1842, at Dayton, Illinois. Died at 
Chicago, Illinois, October 28, 1912. 
Mustered into service as ist Sgt., April 12, 1861, 5th 
Regt. N. Y. Inf., Excelsior Brigade, U. S. Vols. Gen. Daniel 
E. Sickles. Commissioned as 2nd Lieut. 74th N. Y. Vols., 
May 26, 1862. Commissioned ist Lieut. 74th Vol. Inf., 
October 4, 1862. Promoted to Captain same regiment Jan- 
uary 7, 1863. Mustered out as Captain due to gun shot 
wounds received at Briston Station, Va., August 27, 1862. 
Commissioned as 2nd Lieut. Co. "A" Office Battalion 
Infantry, U. S. Q. M. Dept. by C. A. Dana, Secretary of 



War. Promoted to ist Lieut, same organization Sept. 9, 

Captain Miller's service included the Peninsular Cam- 
paign; the engagements at Mathias Point, Stafford Court 
House, Siege of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Va., Fair Oaks, 
Williamsburg Road, Gaines Hill, Savage Station, Chicka- 
hominy. White Oak Swamp, retreat from Richmond, Mal- 
vern Hills, Harrison Landing, Malvern Hills, Briston Sta- 
tion. On special duty in office of Secretary of War Feb- 
ruary 2, 1863, until muster out of service. 

Captain Miller explains in his application the circum- 
stances of the formation of the Office Battalion of the Q. M. 
C. Dept which is interesting. At the time the Confederate 
General Early made his attack on the National Capitol the 
civilian clerks in the quartermaster department were formed 
into the service battalion to repel the invasion. Our com- 
panion had been mustered out due to wounds received in the 
service, but because of his military experience was commis- 
sioned directly by the Secretary of War to an office in the 
emergency. The actual service of the battalion only lasted 
about two weeks, when Gen. Early fell back, but the organi- 
zation was kept in being for further needs if they arose. 


Second Lieutenant. Died at Pontiac, Illinois, November i8, ipi2. 

born in Blair County, Pennsylvania, June 4, 1840, and 
died at his home in Pontiac, Illinois, November 18, 1912. 

Companion Hoover was elected an Original Companion 
in the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United 
States through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
November 14, 1889. His parents, Francis B. and Mary 
Mathews Hoover, were natives of Bucks County, Pennsyl- 
vania, and Drogheda, Meath County, Ireland, respectively. 

Mr. Hoover passed his boyhood and youth on the farm 
in his native county, and received a common school educa- 


tion. When sixteen years old, he started out in Hfe for him- 
self, securing a position as clerk in a general store. He 
was thus employed until reaching his majority, and subse- 
quently the outbreak of the Civil War furnished him em- 
ployment for the next four years. He enlisted in the Sec- 
ond West Virginia Cavalry in 1861, and eight months later 
was promoted Second Lieutenant and commanded the com- 
pany most of the time until 1864. He also acted as quar- 
termaster. He met the enemy in many of the important 
battles of the war, and was with Sheridan through the cam- 
paign in the Shenandoah Valley. He received a gunshot 
wound at Cove Gap on May 19, 1864, but notwithstanding 
the pain which followed, declined to leave the ranks and 
rode on with his command 250 miles with a broken shoulder. 
He remained with his regiment, and after the surrender of 
General Lee, received his honorable discharge and was 
mustered out with his comrades at Wheeling, West Vir- 
ginia, in 1865. 

Lieutenant Hoover, after returning to civil life, came to 
Northern Illinois, and took up his abode in Ford County, 
where he remained six years engaged in farming, and in 
the meantime accumulated sufficient money to enable him 
to secure a quarter-section of land in Union Township, 
Livingston County. He occupied this farm six years and 
then on account of failing health decided to engage in some 
lighter occupation. He, accordingly, engaged as a clerk in 
a general store and was thus occupied for five years, dur- 
ing which time he became interested in Township and 
County affairs. In 1884 he was elected Circuit Clerk and 
County Recorder of Livingston County, and in 1888 was 
re-elected to the same office, serving two full terms, and 
retiring in 1892. 

On May 7, 1867, Mr. Hoover was united in marriage 
with Miss Etta Tucker, a native of Tazewell County, Illi- 

901 HEMORIALS.' : 

nois. To this union was born two sons, Harry H. and 
Frank. B. Both sons and the widow survive him. 

By the death of Lieutenant James Ambrose Hoover, we 
have lost a brave and true hearted companion, and his mem- 
ory will be cherished by all who knew him, and most by 
those who enjoyed his intimate friendship. To his widow 
and sons we extend our sincere sympathy. 

John McWilliams, 
John B. Baker, 
David M. Lyon, 



Major. Died at Baltimore, Maryland, December 30, igi2. 

OAMUEL EDDY BARRETT was born in Cambridge. 
^ port, Mass., on the i6th of May, 1834. He was edu- 
cated in the Boston pubHc schools and was in the mercantile 
business in that city until 1855, when he removed to Mil-- 
waukee for about a year ; then settled in Chicago, 111., where 
in 1857 he established himself in business with two asso- 
ciates under the firm name of Barrett, Arnold & Powell. 
This firm prospered well and was doing a good business 
when the attempted secession of the southern states and 
the call of President Lincoln for troops made an effective 
appeal to his patriotism and he enlisted May 3, 1861, in 



"Taylor's Chicago Battery," which company was being or- 
ganized under Illinois' first call for thirty thousand. The 
company elected S. E. Barrett first lieutenant. 

On June 4, 1861, the company left Chicago for Cairo, 
111. On July 16, 1861, at Bird's Point, Mo., the company 
was sworn into the United States service for three years 
(unless sooner discharged) as Company B., First Illinois 
Light Artillery, the officers retaining their former rank. 
Major Barrett served with distinction, Captain Ezra Taylor 
being promoted to major of First Regiment lUinois Light 
Artillery, Lieutenant Barrett was promoted to captain on 
March i, 1862. Promoted to major in same regiment Feb. 
25, 1863 (mustered in June 13, 1863). Served with his 
battery in the army of the Tennessee to June 21, '63; to 
Aug. 31, '63, chief of Artillery 2d Division 15th Army 
Corps; same with 4th Division (Gen. Corse) same corps to 
Oct. 17, '63; chief of artillery and ordinance officer; staff 
Major Gen. Frank P. Blair, Jr., commanding 15th Army 
Corps on Nov. 2, '63, and with Gen. Blair's command to 
Dec. 7, '63, when granted a leave of absence ; resigned Feb. 
13, 1864, being obliged to return to his home. 

Major Barrett participated in the following battles, etc. : 

Belmont, Mo., Nov. 7, 1861 ; Ft. Henry, Feb. 12, 1862; 
Fort Donelson, Feb. 14 to 16, 1862; Shiloh, Tenn., April 
6 and 7, 1862; Russell House, May, 1862; Siege of Corinth, 
May, 1862; Chickasaw Bayou, Miss., Dec. 27 to 31, 1862; 
Arkansas Post, Ark., Jan. 11, 1863; expedition to Tuscum- 
bia, Ala., Oct., 1863; Champion Hills, May 16, 1863; siege 
of Vicksburg, from April i8th to July 4th; Mechanicsburg 
expedition, June, 1863; march from Vicksburg to Mission- 
ary Ridge, Oct, and Nov., 1863 ; Missionary Ridge, Nov. 
24 and 27, 1863. 

Upon his return to Chicago he found his business in a 
critical condition but succeeded in establishing its prosperity, 


and by his foresight, enterprise and integrity carried his 
fortunes steadily upward until the last of his partners sold 
out to Major Barrett and retired from business. Subse- 
quently he enlarged and improved it and finally merged it 
into the S. E. Barrett Manufacturing Company and later 
into the Barrett Manufacturing Company, of which he be- 
came President and General Manager, with headquarters 
in Chicago and branches scattered through neighboring 
states and cities — a large and prosperous corporation. 

On May 20, 1868, he was married to Miss AHce D. 
Brush of Cleveland, Ohio. Their children are: Winifred 
Eddy, now Mrs. Francis W. Taylor; Alice, now Mrs. J. 
Arnold Scudder; Juliet, now Mrs. George Rublee; Miss 
Adela Barrett; Robert Barrett, who married since his 
father's death. 

Major Barrett has resided in Chicago and vicinity since 
his marriage, until recently they established a summer resi- 
dence in Newcastle, N. H. Chicago residence, 109 Lake 
Shore Drive, now numbered 1412. 

Major Barrett was very fond of horses, always keeping 
a full stable, and fond of driving his ''coach and four." 
He was very liberal, especially so with the surviving mem- 
bers of his old battery; also a liberal giver to charities and 
to the support of Chicago's improvements. 

Was a member of the Loyal Legion, Geo. H. Thomas 
Post 5, Grand Army, and of the Union League Club. Physi- 
cally strong he enjoyed traveling and was fond of society. 
He belonged to the Fourth Presbyterian church and gave 
largely to its fine new church building erected under the 
pastorate of Rev. John Timothy Stone. 

His survivors of the army are surprised and saddened 
to learn of his sudden death in Baltimore after a surgical 
operation on December 30, 1912 ; and, to his wife and fam- 


ily, we wish to express our sympathy and acknowledge their 

loss as also ours. 

Israel P. Rumsey, 
George Mason, 
John C. Neely, 



First Lieutenant. Died at Tucson. Arizona, January 23, 1913. 

\ NOTHER hero of our Great Civil War has dropped 
■^ ^ from the ranks of his comrades who are still living 
upon the earth and has joined "the great majority" of his 
comrades who are encamped '*on the other side of the Dark 
River." During the years gone by the members of this 
Commandery have often been called upon to mourn the 
death of some fellow member, and now another Companion 
has fallen and once again our heads are bowed with grief 
and our hearts are filled with sorrow. 

First Lieutenant Uziah Mack died at Tucson, Arizona, 
January 23, 191 3. He became a member of this Command- 



ery in 1893, and from that time down to the time of his 
death, proved himself to be one of its most loyal, faithful 
and devoted members. 

Like so many of the worthy and respected citizens of 
this country, Companion Mack was bom and reared on a 
farm. His parents were farming people who lived in North- 
ampton County, Pennsylvania, and it was in this county 
and State that Companion Mack was born January 13, 
1835. Hence he was seventy-eight years and ten days old 
at the time of his death. During his boyhood days he was 
enabled to acquire a fairly good education, beginning with 
the common schools and then pursuing his studies for some 
time at the Milton Academy, which was located not far 
from his father's farm. 

But young Mack, when he had grown old enough to 
think and act for himself and began to look about him for 
some occupation by which he could make a living for him- 
self and win his way to a respectable position in the great 
world of business, was not content to remain at "the old 
home." He had heard a vast deal about "The Great West," 
and hence, being inspired by a worthy ambition, he re- 
solved to try his fortune in that much-lauded country. For- 
tunately for him he had an uncle who had gone West some 
time before and had located at Joliet, Illinois, and so in 
1858 he bade his parents good-bye and betook himself to 
Joliet. Here he was warmly welcomed by his uncle and 
was at once given employment in a boot and shoe store 
which his uncle was carrying on in that place. Although 
he was kept very busy and had very little time to himself, 
nevertheless he readily formed some pleasant acquaintances, 
found Joliet an attractive place and enjoyed his Hfe there 
very much. 

But our Great Civil War came on and young Mack, 
like so many other young men in the North, felt it to be 
his duty to join the Union Army and thus to do what he 


could in helping to ward off the danger which was threaten- 
ing the life of our Government at the hands of an armed 
foe. Hence it was that on August 8, 1862, he enlisted in 
Company K of the One Hundredth Regiment of Illinois 
Volunteer Infantry, and with this Regiment he remained 
until he was honorably mustered out of the service at the 
close of the war, serving first as a private, then as Ser- 
geant, and then as First Lieutenant. 

It can truthfully be said of Companion Mack that, in 
his mihtary life as well as in his civil life, he was always 
ready for duty. From the time that his regiment was mus- 
tered into the United States service until it was mustered 
out, he was present with it, unless sick, and did his full 
share in helping to make the record of that Regiment both 
honorable and praise-worthy. There were very few Regi- 
ments in the Union Army which made a better record than 
the One Hundredth Illinois made. 

Starting out from Louisville, Kentucky, in the Fall of 
1862, it took part in that grand movement of the Union 
forces in the pursuit of General Bragg and his army. It 
was present at the battle of Perryville, marched from that 
bloody field to Nashville, Tennessee, thence to Murfrees- 
boro and Stone's River, and then forward to share in the 
bloody battle of Chickamauga. It was kept on the move 
almost constantly until after the great battle of Mission 
Ridge when it was sent with the troops under the com- 
mand of General Sherman to the relief of General Burn- 
side and his army in the City of Knoxville. It was also 
in that ever memorable march from Chattanooga to At- 
lanta, taking part in some of the greater battles which our 
troops fought on that march, such as Resaca and Kenesaw 
Mountam, and in many of the lesser battles and skirmishes 
where it was often brought under the direct and frequently 
very severe fire of the enemy's guns. It was also under 
fire at Spring Hill and many other places and took part 


in those hard fought battles of FrankHn and Nashville, thus 
winning the honor of having heroically assisted in the cam- 
paign which resulted in the annihilation of the army under 
the command of General Hood. 

Having been present with his Regiment in all these 
movements, skirmishes and battles, having shared in all the 
trials, hardships and dangers which that Regiment was 
called upon to undergo, and having always been prompt in 
the performance of his every duty, it can truthfully be said 
of Companion Mack that, as an everyday, faithful and loyal 
soldier, he ranked among the very best. Although some- 
what reserved and retiring by nature, he proved himself 
to be one of the thoroughly reliable men in his company 
and Regiment. He was a soldier who could always be 
trusted and was always on hand, prepared to perform, to 
the best of his ability, any task that was assigned to him and 
to assume any risk which might come to him in the dis- 
charge of his duty. He was faithful in camp, faithful on 
guard or picket and faithful on the march, while on the 
skirmish line and in battle he was ever at his post of duty 
ready to do and to dare whenever called upon to act and 
whatever required to do. His faithfulness, readiness for duty 
and general meritorious conduct attracted the attention of 
his officers and secured his promotion to the position of 
First Lieutenant, a position which he had fully and 
deservedly won and which he filled with such ability as to 
secure the warm approval of the officers commanding his 

As soon as the war was ended and Companion Mack 
was 'mustered out of the service, he returned to Joliet where 
he at once engaged in business again in company with his 
uncle. He remained thus engaged until the death of his 
uncle in 1872, when he became proprietor of the store and 
carried it on until 1900, when he sold it to his son. While 
in business he formed a very extensive acquaintance, and 


all who came to know him came to esteem him most highly 
and to feel the utmost confidence in his honesty and loyalty 
to the Right. Indeed, in all the walks of civil life he proved 
himself to be as thoroughly reliable as he had proved him- 
self to be in military life and when he retired from busi- 
ness he had the respect and high regard of all who knew 

Not only as a soldier and a business man did Compan- 
ion ^lack make for himself an honorable record, but also 
as a citizen. He always looked upon the Government which 
he had risked his life to preserve with the highest regard 
and was proud that he was privileged to live under it. To 
him the laws of that Government were always sacred, and 
he regarded it as his bounden duty to obey these laws at 
all times and under all circumstances. He might not con- 
sider this or that particular law to be wise and he might 
think that it would prove profitable to him, in a pecuniary 
way, if he disobeyed it. Yet he never permitted his likes, 
dislikes or personal interests to influence his actions in re- 
gard to such law, but always obeyed it with the utmost 
promptness, ever regarding one law as strictly and fully 
binding upon him as another. Indeed, he always stood for 
law and order. He felt that it was his duty to be as loyal 
to his Government and its laws in times of peace as he had 
been in times of w^ar. His patriotism was a constant quan- 
tity — a Patriotism which he did not keep under lock and 
key to be brought out and exhibited only on special occa- 
sions, but which he kept ever with him and which was ef- 
fectual in shaping his thought and action and in control- 
ling his everyday life. 

Companion Mack was married in 1867 to Miss Jane 
Fleming who died a few years later. Of their three chil- 
dren, Robert L. is deceased, Mary F. is married and lives 
in Joliet, and William F. resides at Candor, X. C. In 1883, 
he was married to Miss Carrie M. Cagwin, who, with their 


two children, Josephine E. and Francis C, was present with 
Companion Mack at the time of his death. 

To the sorrowing wife and children of our beloved 
Companion we extend the warmest and kindliest sympathy 
of all the members of this Commandery, and we beg to as- 
sure them that their loss is our loss and that we share, to a 
large degree, in the bitter sorrow which, in this hour of their 
sore affliction, fills, weighs down and makes sad their hearts. 

Philip C. Hayes, 
Erastus W. Willard. 
Cyrus W. Brown, 


Brevet Major. Died, at Chicago, Illinois, February 15, 1913. 

Warren, Massachusetts, October 13, 1833, of sturdy 
New England stock. 

Reared on a farm and early imbued with patriotism it 
was only natural that he should have responded to the first 
call for volunteers. 

Enlisting as private in Co. G., 71st N. Y. state militia 
April 19, 1861, he was mustered into the service of the 
United States at the navy yard, Washington, D. C., eleven 
days later. 

Upon completion of the three months' term of service 

^lQ3c . ,,, ^ ' '' . MEMORIALS. 

he was honorably clischarged. He re-enhsted December i6, 
1861, and was mustered in as first Heutenant and quarter- 
master 43rd N. Y. infantry, Colonel Francis L. Vinton 

From September, 1862, until February 19, 1863, he was 
Acting Commissary of Subsistence. He was then appointed 
by the President Captain and Commissary of Subsistence 
and was assigned to duty with the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Divi- 
sion, 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac and served on the 
staffs of Generals Francis L. Vinton, T. H. McNiel, D. D. 
Bidwell, E. G. Mason and Thomas W. Hyde. 

He was breveted Major U. S. V. June 24, 1865, for 
faithful and meritorious service during the war. 

Married at Iowa City, Iowa, February 23, 1863, to 
Mary Evaline Zieger, he took his young bride to the front 
and in later years recalled many perilous and startling 
events of which she was a participant or eye witness. 

In 1867 he was elected an Original Companion of the 
First Class of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of 
the United States, Commandery of the State of Massa- 
chusetts, and was one of the thirteen Original Companions 
of the Illinois Commandery. 

He was a member of George H. Thomas Post No. 5, 
Department of Illinois, Grand Army of the Republic, and 
a life member of Apollo Commandery No. i, Knights 

Immediately after the Civil War he engaged in manu- 
facturing in Portland, Maine, removing to Chicago in the 
summer of 1868, where he resided continuously until his 
death, being engaged in various manufacturing enterprises 
until 1910 when he gradually retired from active business. 

His life was that of a strong, vigorous, forceful nature, 
compelling rather than courting success. He loved truth 
and justice and abhorred all semblance of sham, subterfuge 
or deceit. 


His personal friends were bound to him by lasting ties 
of respect and affection and among them he made no dis- 
tinction of race, creed or social position. 

While far from being a hero-worshipper, he idolized 
the name and memory of Abraham Lincoln, and one of his 
most highly prized possessions was his commission as Com- 
missary of Subsistence signed by the martyred President. 
He is survived by his widow and by their four sons, 
George T., Jr., Henry S., F. Coleman and Edgar Rice, and 
by eight grandchildren. 

Chas. S. McEnter, 
Richard S. Tuthill, 
Walter R. Robins^ 


The Commandery never had a 
Photograph of this Companion. 


Ninety-third New York Volunteer Infantry, United States 

BORN December 13, 1840, at Troy, New York. Died 
February 16, 191 3. 
Commissioned as 2nd Lieut. 93rd N. Y. Vol. Inf., Jan- 
uary 17, 1862. Promoted ist Lieut, same regiment July 19, 
1862, and resigned from the service February 21, 1863. 
Service with the Army of the Potomac in the Peninsular 
Campaign under Generals McClellan, Hooker and Burnside. 



Paymaster. Died at Pasadena, California, March 20, 1913. 

A NOTHER Companion of our Commandery has been 
-^ ^ added to the roll of deceased members. We offer 
this brief tribute to his memory : 

Everett Wellington Brooks was born December 29, 1840, 
at old Cambridge, Massachusetts, and died from a fall 
near his home at Pasadena, California, March 20, 1913. 

When a young man our Companion began working in a 
store at Boston. In 1861 he was sent west to settle a large 
claim held by an eastern company against a mercantile con- 
cern at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and finding the assets of 
the firm to consist largely of saw logs he chartered two saw 
mills and had the logs made into lumber and marketed in 



Milwaukee and Chicago. The work took two months to 
complete and he then returned to his home in the East 
where he tendered his service to the government, and on 
July 12, 1863, was appointed a paymaster in the United 
States Navy. 

He served in the North Atlantic squadron from July, 
1863, until Fort Fisher was taken and then in the Gulf 
squadron until ordered, June 12, 1865, north for discharge. 

He then again came west and engaged in the lumber 
business, acting as agent and manager for several lumber 
concerns until finally he organized the firm of E. W. Brooks 
& Co., which afterwards became known as the Brooks & 
Ross Lumber Co^ manufacturers of and wholesale dealers 
in lumber, and 'fi^mined in active business until 1910. When 
having amassed "^j^moderate fortune he retired from busi- 
ness and moved t^fasadena, California, where he built a 
magnificent residence -and lived there until he died. 

Mr. Brooks possessed business talent of a high order 
and earned for himself a sterling reputation for honest v 
and integrity. He will be long and most kindly remembered 
by his friends as an honest and able man, a good neighbor, 
a public-spirited citizen, a genial cultivated gentleman and 
a devoted husband and father. He has passed on to the 
reward of those who are faithful to the end. 

Mr. Brooks was strongly attached to the order of the 
Loyal Legion and while in Chicago was a member of the 
Union League, South Shore Country and Hamilton clubs, 
He was also prominent in Free Masonry. 

To those who were especially dear to him and to the 
stricken wife and daughters, we tender our heartfelt sym- 

John McLaren-, 
Walter R. Robbins, 
Simeon H. Crane, 


Captain. Died at Chicago, Illinois, March 25, 1913. 

born at Pawlet, Rutland County, Vermont, May 20, 

Entering the service of the United States as a private 
soldier in Company D of the 42nd Illinois Infantry Aug. 3, 
1861, he served under this enlistment until April 8, 1863, 
when discharged on account of a wound received in the 
battle of Stone River. 

He was elected an original companion of the military 
order of the Loyal Legion of the United States through 
the Commandery of the State of Illinois, May 9, 1889, In- 
signia No. 7146. 



The air of the green mountain state has been and is so 
charged with courage and love of country that even the 
children breathe in patriotic fervor, and increasing years 
no matter where they may be seems only to intensify this 
inborn characteristic. 

Sheridan came of the best type of Vermonters and not 
the handicap he suffered when only six years of age, the 
greatest a child and especially a boy could be placed under, 
the death of both father and mother, prevented the devel- 
opment of a noble character in their child. He has him- 
self told with justifiable and fnanly pride how in the Pro- 
bate court he was "bound out" until fourteen (14) years 
of age. He must have been in good hands for he received 
such education as the common schools gave, going to school 
summers, and as he grew older teaching school in winters. 
As farmer boys in that period fortunately were wont to do 
he worked upon the farm, growing thus not only in knowl- 
edge but in rugged strength and manly stature. 

The day after Fort Sumter was fired upon young Sher- 
idan enlisted in Captain Bela T. Clark's company, but as 
the quota of Illinois, in the first call for troops, was full, 
this company was not accepted in the service. In July fol- 
lowing at Chicago, Sheridan again enlisted in what was 
called in honor of the Vermont and Illinois patriot Stephen 
A. Douglas, "The Douglas Brigade" at Camp Douglas. This 
command was afterwards known as the 42nd Illinois In- 
fantry, U. S. Volunteers. 

Almost immediately after its organization the regiment 
was ordered to St. Louis, Mo., and was transferred by boat 
to Jefferson City, Mo. It was there equipped for service 
and marched to Springfield, Mo., in the Fremont campaign 
against General Price, then in command of the confederate 
forces of the West. After severe marching and frequent 
fighting in the winter of '61 and '62 the regiment took a 
steamer at St. Charles, Mo., and was transferred by boat 


successively to Cairo, Columbus, Ky., to Island No. lO, to 
Fort Pillow and Pittsburg Landing. 

April 28, 1862, going into camp at Farmington, Tenn., 
it engaged in the battle at that place May 8, 1862. It was 
here that Col. Geo. W. Roberts called for some sergeant to 
volunteer to carry the colors of the regiment. Sergeant 
Sheridan was the first to volunteer for this conspicuously 
dangerous and essential service. From that time his tall 
form and firm, fearless bearing was observed by all carry- 
ing the flag he loved better than life. He was in every 
march, scout, skirmish and battle in which the regiment was 
engaged until December 31, 1862, when in the battle of 
Stone River he was struck down, desperately wounded by 
a minnie ball. This caused his discharge from the service 
April 8, 1863. 

Thereafter knowing of Sheridan's earnest desire to be 
of further service in the war for the preservation of the 
Union, the officers of his old regiment made a unanimous 
application in his behalf for a commission in the Invalid 
Corps which was afterwards known as the "Veteran Re- 
serve Corps." Ordered before the Board of Examiners 
of which Major Houston of the regular army was presi- 
dent, he passed a good examination and was offered and 
accepted a commission as First Lieutenant of the 65th Regi- 
ment U. S. C. T. He was promoted Captain September, 
1864, and made Quartermaster of the Brigade. He served 
as such until 1865 when he was appointed Provost Marshal 
and Provost Judge, and also made Chief of the Bureau of 
Refugees and Abandoned Lands for the Parish of East 
and West Baton Rouge, La. This position gave him large 
powers both civil and military and continued until the Civil 
Tribunals were again re-established in the fall of 1865. In 
these days when it has become almost a matter of course 
with a class of politicians and newspapers. North as well 
as South, to denounce as unworthy, self-seeking and un- 


scrupulous, without discrimination, all that large number 
of men who, having served their country bravely and faith- 
fully in her army during the years of peril, death and dis- 
aster participated in any capacity in the infinitely difficult 
and ofttimes dangerous work made necessary to re-establish 
order and civil government in the South, and as well in 
the protection of the enfranchised slaves from a fate worse 
than slavery, it is no more than justice to one, the type of 
many whom Southern citizens, whose associations and sym- 
pathies were all with the "lost cause," of their own free 
will highly commended editorially in the public press in 
these words : 
"Captain M. J. Sheridan, 

"This capable officer and excellent man having resigned 
his position in the army, has returned to his home in Illi- 
nois. For nearly a year past Captain Sheridan occupied 
the position of Provost Marshal at this place, the delicate 
and responsible duties of which he discharged in a man- 
ner which spoke volumes in his favor as a conscientious and 
impartial functionary. It affords us pleasure, now that he 
has gone from among us and our remarks cannot be taken 
as prompted by a desire to praise him to his face, to bear 
our humble testimony as above, to his personal and official 
worth. Should he ever have occasion to revisit our city 
he will not fail to meet with that friendly welcome among 
our citizens which will go to prove that their esteem and 
appreciation of him are as enduring as the principles of 
honor which characterize the true gentleman and soldier." 
— Baton Rouge Connett. 

"We cordially endorse the above. Captain Sheridan was 
in a position the powers of which he might have used for 
his own benefit and to the detriment of the people. But 
he was just, honorable and fair in all the transactions of his 
office, and used his powers for the good of our citizens. We 


hope that a long and happy life awaits him in his Western 
Home." — Baton Rouge Advocate. 

On his return to Illinois Captain Sheridan soon became 
a leading citizen of Kankakee county and indeed of the 
state. He was successful in business and acquired and re- 
tained a handsome estate. 

Sheridan was as earnest in his patriotism in the era of 
peace which followed the close of the war as he had been 
when bravely carrying his country's flag on the battlefield 
of Stone River. This led him to take a lively interest in 
the political affairs of the state and nation. He, like the 
great mass of the soldiers of Illinois, followed the political 
leadership, as they did in time of war the illustrious ex- 
ample of that greatest of the volunteers of our country. 
General John A. Logan. 

The writer of this memorial has personal knowledge 
that there was no man upon whose ability and absolute fidel- 
ity under all circumstances General Logan more relied than 
upon that of Captain M. J. Sheridan. He was as sagacious 
as courageous, could not be driven or duped, but would do 
right "as God gave him to see the right" without fear or 

A soldier without fear, a genial comrade and companion, 
a true gentleman, a good citizen in every sense of the word, 
an honest man, he has left to his descendants a name worthy 
to be held in remembrance and honored to the latest gen- 

Captain Sheridan was married May ii, 1865, to Miss 
Lois A. Compbell. The bereaved wife and only daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Belle S. Breckenridge, and a grandson, Millard 
Sheridan Breckenridge, all residing in Chicago, are left to 
mourn the death of a devoted husband, a loving father and 

Companions, Sheridan has preceded us, the remaining 
few. He went as let us hope to go when our summons 


comes, with head erect and a smile upon our faces content 
to know that the world is better, the destiny of mankind 
more full of hope and promise for the future because of the 
services our companions and comrades and those who re- 
main were privileged to render in our day and generation. 

Richard S. Tuthill, 
Henry M. Kidder^ 
Henry K. Wolcott, 



Colonel Ninety-second Illinois Infantry and Brevet Major General, 

United States Volunteers. Died at Freeport, Illinois, 

March 27, 1913. 

OMITH DYKINS ATKINS was born near Elmira, New 
^ York, June 9, 1835, and died at Freeport, Illinois, 
March 27, 191 3. His father came to this state when the 
son was ten years of age, and settled on a farm near Free- 
port. At the age of fifteen, young Atkins determined to 
learn the printer's trade and entered the office of the Prairie 
Democrat, the first newspaper in Freeport. At the same 
time, being ambitious to procure more than a common school 
education, he pursued a course in Rock River Seminary 
at Mt. Morris, studying during his leisure hours. While 



Still a student, he was made foreman of the Mt. Morris 
Gazette, and in June, 1853, became part owner of the pa- 
per, and also established the Register at Savanna. He 
also studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1856, and 
practiced his profession at Freeport, till the breaking out 
of the war. 

On April 18, 1861, while engaged in a criminal case in 
the Circuit Court, of Stephenson County, a telegram was 
received announcing the fact of President Lincoln's first 
call of troops to suppress the rebellion. Before leaving the 
Court room, he drew up enlistment papers, which he headed 
with his own name, being the first man in that county to 
enlist as a private soldier. He left his unfinished case in 
the hands of his associate, left the court room, and before 
evening a Company organization of one hundred men was 
formed and Atkins was elected Captain. The Company 
was ordered to Springfield, and became Company A of the 
nth Illinois Volunteer Infantry. 

The Regiment was in the battles of Fort Donelson and 
Shiloh. Capt. Atkins took into the former battle sixty- 
eight men and came out with twenty-three. For gallantry 
in this engagement, he was promoted to Major of the Regi- 
ment. He was on the staflf of Gen'l Hurlbut at the Battle 
of Shiloh. Soon thereafter by reason of ill health, he was 
obliged to resign his commission. Having recovered his 
health, he raised troops under the President's call in 1862, 
and became Colonel of the 92nd Illinois Regiment, Septem- 
ber 4, 1862. 

He was in command of this Regiment until January, 
1863, when he was placed in command of a brigade. While 
the 92nd Regiment was stationed at Mt. Sterling, Ky., hun- 
dreds of slaves came into the camp, and sought the pro- 
tection of the Colonel commanding. Their owners de- 
manded their return as chattels, but Colonel Atkins declined 
to entertain the demand, although ordered to^ do so by the 


Commander of the Brigade, who was a Kentuckian, saying 
he was not responsible for their escape and that his men 
had not enhsted to act in the capacity of blood hounds to 
hunt them down, and drive them back. 

While in the Department of the Ohio, Col. Atkins was 
commanding a brigade most of the time. When the Regi- 
ment was transferred to the Army of the Cumberland, it 
became a part of Wilder's famous brigade of mounted in- 

Preparatory to Sherman's march to the Sea, Gen'l Kil- 
patrick reorganized his division and assigned Col. Atkins 
to the command of the second brigade. At Savannah, 
Georgia, Col. Atkins was breveted Brig. General, for gal- 
lantry, and was assigned by special order of President Lin- 
coln to duty according to his brevet rank, and commanded 
a brigade of cavalry during Sherman's campaign in the 
Carolinas. A perfect disciplinarian, he yet was very kind 
and considerate to the men under him. After muster out, 
he returned to Illinois and took up the profession of journal- 
ism, and for half a century conducted the Freeport Jour- 

Gen. Atkins was appointed Postmaster at Freeport, by 
President Andrew Johnson in the sixties, and with excep- 
tion of the Cleveland administration, held the office to the 
day of his death. 

Soon after the war in 1865, he was married to Eleanor 
Hope Swain, daughter of Gov. David L. Swain, of North 
Carolina. She died many years ago. Two daughters sur- 
vive Gen. Atkins, with one of whom he had made his home 
in recent years. 

Edward D. Redington, 
Jared W. Young, 




Second Lieutenant Eleventh United States Heavy Artillery. 

BORN February 5, 1837, Toringford, Conn. Died April 
II, 1913. 
Enlisted November 3, 1863, as a private in the ist Wis- 
consin Heavy Artillery then in the Army of the Potomac 
and served with the regiment until February 5, 1865, when 
he received a commission as 2nd Lieutenant, and was as- 
signed to the nth U. S. C. Heavy Artillery then doing duty 
at Ft. Jackson, La., which regiment he subsequently joined. 
Mustered out of the service October 2, 1865. 



First Lieutenant Company K, Ninety-second Illinois Volunteers. 
Died at Rockford, Illinois, April 17, 1913. 

PELEG REMINGTON WALKER was born at Brook- 
lyn, Windham county, Connecticut, July i, 1835, th^ odd- 
est grandson of Peleg Walker of Foster, Rhode Island, and 
of Peleg Remington of Pautuxet, Rhode Island. He 
was a lineal descendant of Roger Williams, Richard Water- 
man, Samuel Gorton, Greene, Arnold and others of the 
pioneers of Rhode Island. He attended West Killingly 
Academy, Connecticut, where he was preparing for Am- 
herst College when a severe affliction of the eyes, which 
followed an attack of the measles, disabled him for two 
years, and he was compelled to relinquish his plans. He 



taught school winter terms when he was seventeen, in 
Hampton and South KilHngly, Connecticut, and after com- 
ing West in Lindenwood, and near Byron, Ogle county, 
Illinois. At this time the family moved to Illinois, settling 
at Lindenwood, Ogle county. Later he entered the Normal 
University at Bloomington, Illinois, from which he was 
graduated July 3, 1861. The following Fall he began teach- 
ing school at Creston; but left his position August 12, 
1862, to enlist in Company K, Ninety-second Regiment Illi- 
nois Volunteer Infantry. He was made sergeant in a few 
months. January 23, 1863, he received a commission as 
2nd lieutenant and April 21, 1864, as ist lieutenant. He 
was in the army of the Cumberland, in General Wilder's 
brigade of mounted infantry in the battles of Chickamauga 
and Mission Ridge. In April, 1864, his regiment was at- 
tached to General Kilpatrick's division of cavalry and had a 
prominent part in the advance on Atlanta and with Sherman 
on his ''March to the Sea," and later through the Carolinas. 
Horace Scoville, Captain of Company K, was taken captive 
at Ringgold in June, 1864, and from then on to the close 
of the war he was placed in command of his company. He 
was once wounded slightly in the right forearm, at the 
battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864. 

He was mustered out June 10, 1865, in Concord, North 

On the i6th of August, 1865, he was married to Miss 
Martha E. Webb, daughter of Martin and Fanny (Deming) 
Webb of Le Roy, Genesee county, New York. They had 
one child, Frances E. Walker. The following October he 
resumed his duties as teacher at Creston, 111. He taught 
there seven years, when he was called to the principalship 
of the schools at Rochelle, where he remained for twelve 
years. He was then called to the Superintendency of the 
Rockford schools, and began his work there August 16, 
1884, continuing actively until his death. 


His interest in school work steadily increased with his 
years of service, and he held many positions in the various 
State Associations, He was chairman of the legislative 
committee of the Northern Illinois Teachers'. Association 
for several years, and persistently worked to keep the idea 
of a Northern Illinois Normal School before the General 
Assembly at Springfield, and was rewarded by seeing one 
finally established at De Kalb. He was at one time a di- 
rector of the National Educational Association, had been 
president of the Illinois State Teachers' Association, and 
of the Northern Illinois Teachers' Association. He was 
a member of the State Board of Education for thirty years, 
and had been its president for six years preceding his death. 

He was a member of Nevius Post No. i, G. A. R. Dept. 
of Illinois and its Patriotic Instructor for a long series of 
years; he was also a member of the Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the 
State of Illinois. 

His funeral was the largest as well as the most sincere 
ever held in Rockford, his casket rested amid flowers ; it 
was draped in an American flag ten feet long made of red 
and white carnations on a field of blue immortelles; it was 
the volunteer tribute of the pupils of the schools. An open 
book was the ofifering of the teachers of the city. A wreath 
was sent from the Illinois State Normal University and a 
beautiful design from the Loyal Legion, Commandery of 

The church was filled with teachers and his comrades 
of the G. A. R. ; the largest attendance of this body ever 
gathered at a Comrade's funeral. Sons of Veterans acted 
as a Guard of Honor through the day and during the fu- 
neral. The body lay in state at the church from one to three 

His pastor, the Rev. John Gordon, presiding, offered a 
touching prayer and read the scripture lesson. 'T have 


fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept 
the faith." 

Principal C. P. Briggs of the high school speaking, said 
the excellent public schools of Rockford v^ere his memorial. 

David Felmley, president of the Normal University at 
Normal, Illinois, said: "Professor Walker v^as the pride 
and ornament of his profession in Illinois, which has thirty 
thousand teachers. He was open-minded and progressive 
and a man of singular transparency of character." 

John W. Cook, president of the Illinois State Normal 
School at De Kalb, was a schoolmate and associate in educa- 
tional work through all his life ; in his tribute he said: '*He 
took the eternal truth that makes the universe orderly and 
wove it into a life, and he did it so simply, so contentedly, 
so steadfastly with no thought of doing otherwise. His 
kindness, his devotion to duty, his truthfulness, his open- 
ness of mind, his sterling integrity, his modesty, his con- 
stant consideration for the teachers under his authority — 
these are matters I need not recite to you here where the 
crowning work of his life was done." 

In his Post No. i, G. A. R., Department of IlHnois, a 
memorial was offered and unanimously adopted; in part it 
said: "He was an altruist in every analysis that can be 
given the word; he lived and loved and served for others; 
his home was truly his castle and his family his refuge and 
defense in time of trial; his home ties and his devotion to 
family made an epic in life. His patriotism was his re- 
ligion and his religion was his stimulus to exalted civic duty. 
The cross and the flag were his ensigns he followed to final 

And finally at the Memorial Day Exercises, May 30th, 
at the high school assembly room, an expressive meeting 
of over one thousand pupils and teachers, every heart 
throbbed in loving sympathy with the occasion and the serv- 
ices; one of the speakers, a comrade, closed with this, "His 


memory will shine like a lifted constellation amid the heaven 
of men's memories, of men's greatest deeds and highest 
glory. Among the names written where men loved and 
worked for humanity, Peleg Remington Walker's name 
leads all the rest." 

Benjamin F. Lee, 
George D. Roper, 
RoswELL H. Mason, 



Captain. Died at Chicago, Illinois, May 13, 1913. 

York Cavalry, U. S. V., was mustered into United 
States service November 26, 1861, as Second Lieutenant, 
was promoted First Lieutenant September 4, 1862, Captain 
September 19, 1864. Was transferred to the Second Pro- 
visional Cavalry and honorably discharged and mustered 
out with the regiment August 9, 1865. 

His service was with the First Division, Cavalry Corps, 
Army of the Potomac. Engaged in the Battle of South 
Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Bev- 
erly Ford, Gettysburg, the Campaigns of the Wilderness and 



the Shenandoah Valley. Was taken prisoner at Berrys- 
ville and retained five weeks in Libby prison when he re- 
joined his command at Winchester, serving under General 
Sheridan until the close of the campaign at Five Forks and 

Captain Bell was born January 7, 1839, on a farm near 
New Hudson, Allegany Co., New York; was educated in 
the local school and a near-by academy. While a young 
man he was the school master at Rushford, devoting his 
spare time to farm work. 

At the close of the Civil War he started his commercial 
life at Sparta, Wisconsin, coming to Chicago in 1871, where 
he was successful as a coffee and spice merchant and manu- 
facturer of the firm Bell, Conrad & Co. 

In 1877 he married Mary Elizabeth Stone, the widow of 
his youngest brother. His widow, two daughters and three 
brothers survive him. The daughters married brothers, the 
Messrs. Edwin and Cecil Page. His grandson, Hamilton 
Bell Davidson, a husky lad of 12 years, says he will be 
grandfather's successor as a member of the Loyal Legion; 
like a young warrior, ready for duty, he sleeps with the 
old trooper's carbine beside him. 

Captain Bell was elected a Companion of the Illinois 
Commandery of the Loyal Legion of the United States, 
November 4, 1885. As friends we signed his appHcation 
for membership of the order; as loving Companions we 
tender the Commanderies' heartfelt sympathy to his be- 
reaved family. 

Simeon H. Crane, 
Oliver W. Norton, 



Second Lieutenant Tzventy-second Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. 

BORN February lo, 1842, at Middletown, Conn. Died 
May 30, 1913. 
Enlisted May 11, 1861, as private in Rifle Company *'A" 
3rd Regt. Conn. Vols, Discharged by reason of expiration 
of term of service, August 12, 1861. Reenlisted September 
I, 1862, as private in Co. 'T" 22nd Regt. Conn. Vol. Inf., 
and appointed ist Sergeant same date. Commissioned 2nd 
Lieut. February 19, 1863. Honorably discharged at ex- 
piration of term of service, July 7, 1863. 

Service in the defense of Washington and first battle of 
Bull Run, expedition to Suffolk Spring and West Point 
Spring under command of General Gordon. 



Lieutenant Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General. Died at Chicago, 
Illinois, June 8, 1913. 

FIELD LEAKE was born at Deerfield, Cumberland 
County, New Jersey, April i, 1828, and died at Chicago, 
Illinois, June 8, 1913. 

He entered the service (enrolled) August 9, 1862, at 
Davenport, Iowa; was mustered in as Capt. Co. G., 20th 
Iowa Infantry, U. S. V., August 25, 1862; promoted to 
Lieut. Col. August 26, 1862 ; Bvt. Col. and Bvt. Brig. Gen., 
U. S. v., "for gallant and meritorious services" March 13, 
1865; mustered out with regiment, July 8, 1865. 



He served with his regiment in the Armies of the Fron- 
tier and the Tennessee, and in the Department of the Gulf, 
participating in the battles of Newtonia, Prairie Grove, 
Siege of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, besides many minor 
engagements and skirmishes. 

September 29, 1863, while in command of a small de- 
tachment of about 500 men at Morganza, La., he was at- 
tacked by an overwhelming force of the enemy and after 
a gallant defence, in which his command suffered severe 
losses, was compelled to surrender. 

He remained a prisoner for nearly a year, was finally 
exchanged, and rejoined his regiment in time to participate 
in the siege of Mobile and the capture of Fort Gaines. Dur- 
ing this campaign Brig. Gen. C. C. Andrews, commanding 
2nd Div., 13th Army Corps, in General Order No. 8, said 
'*The General particularly thanks Lieut. Col. J. B. Leake, 
commanding the 20th Iowa Volunteers, for the rapid and 
valuable services of his regiment, showing by the amount 
done how much can be accomplished by officers giving their 
personal interest and attention to their duty." 

General Leake was elected an Original Companion of the 
First Class of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of 
the United States, through the Commandery of the State of 
Illinois, May 5, 1880, his insignia number being 2010. 

He served as a member of the Council in 1883 and 1887, 
Junior Vice Commander, 1892, Senior Vice Commander, 
1893, and Commander, 1894. 

He removed with his parents to Cincinnati in 1836, at- 
tended preparatory schools, entered Miami University, and 
graduated in 1846. He was admitted to the bar in 1850, 
practiced in Cincinnati until 1856, when he removed to 
Davenport, Iowa. 

In i860 he was a delegate to the Republican National 
Convention at Chicago, which nominated Abraham Lincoln ; 
was a member of the Iowa House of Representatives in 


1861 and elected State Senator in 1862, but resigned to 
enter the service. 

Upon his return to civil life, he resumed the practice 
of law at Davenport. In 1866, he was again elected State 
Senator, but again resigned. He was County Attorney for 
Scott County, Iowa, from 1866 to 187 1, and President of 
the Davenport Board of Education from 1866 to 1871. He 
removed to Chicago in November, 1871, and subsequently 
formed a law partnership with our late Companion, Capt. 
William Vocke. In 1879, he was appointed United States 
District Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois by 
President Hayes, a personal friend, who chose him as a 
compromise candidate without his knowledge or the inter- 
vention of his friends. 

He served as such until 1884. From 1887 to 1891 he 
served as attorney for the Chicago Board of Education. 

His long legal service, extending — with the exception 
of the time spent in military service — from 1850 to 1913, 
is a record seldom, if ever, equaled in the annals of Ameri- 
can lawyers. 

In the last years of his life he was deeply interested in 
the movement to establish, by act of Congress, a Volunteer 
Officers Retired List, and devoted months of time and in- 
finite study and research in the preparation of a brief upon 
the subject, which conclusively proves the justice of the 

This was only one of the instances throughout his life 
when he devoted time and labor, without compensation, to 
persons and objects he deemed worthy of assistance. 

His clear judgment, keen sense of personal honor, ster- 
ling integrity and gentle loving kindness endeared him to 
all who knew him. 

While we mourn his loss and cherish his memory, we 
can but rejoice that he has "entered into the peace which 


passeth all understanding" and tender our loving sympathy 

to his widow. 

RoswELL H. Mason^ 
Walter R. Robbins, 
Charles R. E. Koch, 



Captain. Died at Blooniington, Illinois, July 5, 1913. 

ington's most widely known citizens, expired at his 
home, 513 East Grove street, shortly after 9 o'clock Satur- 
day morning, July 5, 19 13. Captain Riebsame had been in 
poor health for the past eighteen months, but it was Tues- 
day, July 1st, that his malady became acute. He suffered 
with dropsy. 

The deceased was just entering his seventy-fifth year 
at the time of his death, he having been born June i, 1839, 
at Mutterstadt, near Speier, Germany. He came to the 
United States at the age of 14, going^ first to Philadelphia, 



where he remained for two years. He then came west as 
far as Chicago, where he remained for several years before 
going to Decatur. 

At the beginning of the civil war he resided at Decatur 
and answered the call of his adopted country by enlisting 
as a member of Company B, ii6th Illinois Volunteers, a 
cavalry regiment. Entering the service as a private, he as- 
cended by rapid stages to the captaincy of his company. 

Among the most notable battles in which Captain Rieb- 
same participated were the following: Missionary Ridge; 
siege and capture of Vicksburg, Resacca, Ga., Chickasaw 
Bayou, Arkansas Port, Dallas, Ga., Fort McAllister, Savan- 
nah, Ga., Bentonville, N. C, Columbus, S. C, Ezra Chapel, 
Kenesaw Mountain, New Hope Church, Jonesborough, and 
others. With the declaration of peace. Captain Riebsame 
removed to Bloomington and has since resided there. 

Captain Riebsame had the distinction of being a mem- 
ber of the first Grand Army post ever organized. It was 
prior to his removal from Decatur that the first post was 
organized there, the date being April 6, 1866, the fourth 
anniversary of the battle of Shiloh. General B. F. Stephen- 
son, then a physician of Springfield, conceived the idea of 
founding the G. A. R. and was assisted in writing the ritual 
by J. W. Routh of the same city. For a number of years 
he held the distinction of being the only survivor of the 
first post of the great patriotic order. Captain Riebsame 
was elected an Original Companion of the First Class of the 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, his in- 
signia number being No. 5,932. 

The deceased was also widely known for his interest in 
the ''Turner" Society, he being one of the leaders of the 
Decatur organization in 1858. He was particularly honored 
at the national convention of this organization, held five 


years ago, when he completed a half century of continuous 

Following the war and his removal from Decatur to 
Bloomington, Captain Riebsame was united in marriage to 
Miss Bertha Trimter of Bloomington, September 21, 1869. 
The widow and three children survive, as follows: Mrs. 
Paul Moratz and ^liss Bertha of Bloomington, and Edward 
Riebsame of Los Angeles. One daughter died in infancy, 
and Carl Riebsame, a son, died in Bloomington about five 
years ago. 

Captain Riebsame on coming to Bloomington engaged 
in the bakery business. He retired from business in 1895, 
and has since resided at the homestead at 513 East Grove 
street, Bloomington, 111. 

The Commandery tenders to his surviving wife and kin- 
dred the sincerest sympathy of his companions. 

Robert Mann Woods, 
Rowland N. Evans, 
George F. Dick, 


Major. Died at Great Spruce Head Island, Alaine, July ig, 1913. 

ON July 19, 1913, at Great Spruce Head Island, Maine, 
Wm. Eliot Furness, original Companion of the first 
class of the Loyal Legion Commandery of Illinois, rounded 
out a life devoted to the welfare of his fellow men. 

He was born in Philadelphia August 21, 1839; the son 

of James Thwing Furness and Elizabeth Margaret (Eliot). 

He entered Harvard College in 1856, graduated in i860, 

and having completed a course in the Harvard Law School, 

was admitted to the Philadelphia Bar. 

Obeying a patriotic impulse, and a strong desire that all 
men everywhere might be free, he joined the 3rd Regiment 



U. S. Colored Troops in August, 1863. He was promoted 
Captain and assigned to the 45th Regiment U. S. Colored 
Troops in December, 1864. He was promoted to Major 
and Judge Advocate on February 22, 1865, and was hon- 
orably discharged October 10, 1865. 

During his army life he took part in the second siege of 
Fort Wagner on Morris Island, S. C. In the Olustee Cam- 
paign in Florida in the spring of 1864; was at the siege of 
Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay in the summer of 1864; took 
part in the campaign before Richmond in the winter of 1864 
and spring of 1865, and served in Texas during the sum- 
mer of 1865. 

His efficiency as an officer made him a valuable aid to 
commanding officers, and he served on the staff of General 
Geo. H. Gordon from the spring to the winter of 1864; on 
the staff of General William Birney in the winter of 1864- 
5, and later on the staff of General Godfrey Weitzel. 

Returning from the army in 1865 he was married on 
March 27, 1865, to Lucy Fairfield Wadsworth, of Bos- 
ton, and lived to mourn her loss on August 18, 1910. 

He had four children, viz. : Grace Eliot, who died in 
1897; Elizabeth Margaret; Ruth Wadsworth, wife of Jas. 
F. Porter ; James Thwing, who died in 1898 in the Spanish- 
American War. 

He came to Chicago in the fall of 1865, and was ad- 
mitted to the Illinois Bar. He was also a member of Unity 
Church from the time he came to Chicago until his death. 

Our Companion joined the Loyal Legion in April, 1881, 
and was a most devoted Companion. 

Possessed of unusual powers of discrimination and 
sound judgment, he was for many years the Chairman of the 
Library Committee. Our noble collections of the most 
valuable records of the Civil War, and of Military History, 
is due largely to his unfailing appreciation, not only of his- 
torical accuracy, but of the literary merits of the works 


which were brought to his critical attention. His training 
as a lawyer added to his taste for literature, brought him 
into close relations with men of Hke tastes, and he was a 
valued member of the Chicago Literary Club, of which 
he was a President; the University Club of Chicago; the 
Sons of Colonial Wars; and the Sons of the American 

Added to solid merit as a lawyer and good taste in 
literature, he had a most delightful temper as a companion 
and friend. He was in truth a very perfect gentleman, and 
with a charming and affectionate manner which endeared 
him to all his Companions. He was ever courageous when 
his principles were assailed — *'Hot blood of battle beating 
in his veins was turned to gentle speech." 

His gracious memory will remain so long as one of his 
Companions is alive, and we desire to keep his name and 
faithful services in enduring remembrance. 

Hartwell Osborn, 
Edward D. Redington, 
George C. Howland^ 


Captain United States Army. 

T5 ORN March ii, 1854, at San Diego, California. Died 
-^ July 21, 1913. 

Eldest son of original companion John Sanford Mason, 
Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. A. 

Captain Mason transferred to the Illinois Commandery 
from the Commandery of the District of Columbia, Feb- 
ruary 5, 1898. 

He entered the army as a 2nd Lieut, of the 13th U. S. 
Inf., January 20, 1875, and was successively promoted to ist 
Lieut., in the 4th U. S. Infantry in 1882 and Captain of the 
14th U. S. Infantry in 1893. 


The Conitncindery never hod a 
Photograph of this Coinpanion. 


Hereditary Companion of the First Class. .Died at Chicago, Illinois, 
August 8, 1913. 

died at his home, 5250 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 
August 8th, of heart trouble, and was laid to rest from St. 
Luke's Episcopal Church at Dixon, in the cemetery of his 
native city, August nth. 

Our Companion was born at Dixon, Illinois, October 3, 
1854. He was the son of Major James A. Watson of the 
Seventy-fifth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and became a 
member of the first class by inheritance, from that officer, 
in the Illinois Commandery of the Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion of the United States, December, 1898; his 
insignia being Number 12,395. 

His life constitutes a remarkable record. Handicapped 
by many disadvantages during tender childhood years, he 
struggled to overcome obstacles that surely would have 
discouraged most young men; but which the gift of rightly 
directed will power and indomitable energy, enabled him 
to overcome and conquer. 

When he was but eight years old, his father entered the 
Volunteer Army of the Union, and from that time on life 
began to force its serious side upon him. At the age of 



fourteen, he entered upon employment as a newsboy on the 
Northwestern railroad train, running between Dixon and 
Chicago, which was then a five hours' run. A little later 
he was promoted to waterboy on the through train running 
between Chicago and Omaha. Hard work, small earnings 
and railroad discipline were the germ that developed habits 
of careful and thrifty management and clear and inde- 
pendent thinking, which in his later life grew into his suc- 
cess in the business and manufacturing world. 

He abandoned railroading at the instance of his brother- 
in-law, who was conducting a general store at St. Joseph, 
Michigan, and who offered him a position as clerk. Ex- 
perience gained here led to his employment as a traveling 
salesman for a Chicago glove house. After a few years 
of successful experience in this line, he accepted a position 
with the well established shoe firm of C. M. Henderson & 
Company, as a commercial traveler. Having become ac- 
quainted with this line of business and his firm recognizing 
that his capacity extended beyond mere salesmanship, he 
was placed as manager of their shoe manufacturing shop 
in the western Pennsylvania Penitentiary at Alleghany. The 
executive ability and excellent tact shown in this position 
attracted the attention of his employers, which resulted in 
his entering the firm as a partner, and of his being placed 
in charge of their new shoe manufacturing plant at Dixon, 
Illinois. The death of Mr. C. M. Henderson made it neces- 
sary for a new arrangement with regard to the Dixon shoe 
plant; resulting in its purchase by our Companion in con- 
junction with Mr. M. J. Plummer and the formation of the 
Watson-Plummer Shoe Company, of which Companion 
Watson was president. He later was the originator of the 
Red School House Shoe, and at the time of his decease, he 
was the president of the Red School House Shoe Company 
and of the Dixon Shoe Company. 

Our Companion was well and favorably known and 


highly esteemed in the shoe trade of the country, and was 
for four or five consecutive years president of the Chicago 
Shoe and Leather Association. 

Companion Fred Watson (by which famihar name he 
was best known), was brainy, brilHant and accurate in his 
business relations ; socially he was the prince of good fel- 
lows — a delightful friend and a most charming host. 

He was twice married. First to Delia L. Fairman of St. 
Joseph, Michigan, who died in 1910, and about a year ago to 
Mrs. Mary Frizelle of Chicago. 

Our Companion left no children. A daughter of his first 
marriage died at the age of eight years. He is survived by 
his widow, and by three sisters and two brothers : Mrs. Geo. 
W. Millen, of Rome, Italy; Mrs. Charles Sweet, of St. 
Joseph, Michigan; Mrs. Katherine Payne, of New York, 
and S. W. Watson and George C. Loveland, of Dixon, Illi- 
nois. To them we extend our sympathy in the loss they have 
sustained, and an assurance that we cherish the memory of 
the friendship and virtues of our deceased Companion. 

Florus D. Meacham, 
Charles D. Koch, 
LuciEN E. Harding, 



Captain and Assistant Adjutant General. Died at Chicago, Illinois, 
September 6, 19 13. . 

OUR well beloved Companion, Captain Ephraim Allen 
Otis, who was so devoted to the best interests of our 
organization, and who contributed so efficiently to the stand- 
ing of the Illinois Commandery — having gone to ''Fames 
Eternal Camping Ground," it is the desire of his friends who 
remain on duty and who miss him most to place upon our 
records a few thoughts concerning him, and a brief mention 
of his extended and efficient military service. Before the 
Great Fire in Chicago of October 9, 1871, and until his 
death — he was the most cordial and sympathetic of all of our 



little circle of War Veterans, his cheerful bearing under all 
the varying conditions of an active professional occupation 
and his efficiency in his methods of performing all duties 
that fell to his lot, showed conspicuously in his civil life as 
they had in the emergencies of his military career. His 
friends knew how active he was in performing his profes- 
sional duties, and his eminence in the legal profession — 
which was recognized by his elevation to the Bench in the 
State of Tennessee, very soon after his activities during the 
war of the rebellion had terminated. His scholarly attain- 
ments were recognized by his friends electing him to the 
Presidency of the Chicago Literary Club. He was devoted 
to the study of the War of the Rebellion, and spoke and 
wrote in a very clear and interesting way upon the various 
incidents of the war in which he had personal knowledge 
through his participation therein. He was a Christian gen- 
tleman, always, he was a gallant officer during the Civil War, 
and his noble character and personal virtues made him 
beloved by all who knew him — and his memory will always 
be cherished as one of the ideal men who served his coun- 
try in the hours of need. 

His military record is appended hereto : 

Entered the service (enrolled) August ii, 1861 ; mus- 
tered in as 2d Lieut. Co. K, 2d Minnesota Infantry, U. S. 
v., August 31, 1861 ; Captain and A. A. G., U. S. V., June 
II, 1862; resigned, November 23, 1864. 

War service with the Army of the Cumberland. 

Elected April 6, 1881. First-class. Insignia No. 2172. 
Chicago, 111. Member of Council, 1889. Senior Vice Com- 
mander, 1898; Commander Vice Lieut. Col. Charles W. 
Davis, deceased, 1898. Member of Commandery-in-Chief. 


Entered the Army of the Cumberland, October, 1861, 
when it was commanded by General Sherman, and partici- 


pated in all its campaigns and battles, except during the 
Atlanta Campaign when on duty at Murfreesboro, Ten- 

Was at Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro or Stone River, 
Chickamauga, etc. 

Horatio L. Wait, 
Walter R. Robbins, 
Martin D. Hardin, 



First Lieutenant and Adjutant Thirty-eighth Wisconsin Infantry. 

BORN February 14, 1839, near Monroe, Green County, 
Wisconsin. Died November 21, 1913. 
First enlisted August 11, 1862, at Monroe, Wisconsin, 
for three years or for the duration of the war, as a private 
in the 22nd Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Ap- 
pointed corporal Sept. i, 1862, and later sergeant in the same 
regiment. Discharged as Sergeant Co. "G" 22nd Wis. Vol. 
Inf., May 20, 1864, to accept promotion. Commissioned ist 
Lieut, and Adjt. 38th Wis. Inf., March 20, 1864. Mustered 
out of the service at Madison, Wisconsin, August 11, 1865. 



Service with Army of the Cumberland and on March 25, 
1863, was captured at Brentwood, Tenn., sent to Libby 
Prison and later exchanged at City Point, Va., April 9, 1863. 
Detailed for duty in Provost Marshal's office at Murfrees- 
boro, Tenn., from July, 1863, until regiment was ordered 
to Nashville early in 1864. Marched with regiment to Look- 
out Valley where he was discharged to accept promotion. 
On duty with the 38th Wis. Inf. in the Army of the Potomac 
until Lee's surrender. Regiment ordered to Washington 
and took part "Grand Review" afterwards guarding the 
"Conspirators" on alternate days during the trial and until 
they were hanged at the Arsenal in Washington. 


Acting Ensign. Died at Los Angeles, California, December i, 1913. 

ON the first day of December, 1913, at Los Angeles, 
California, Eliot Callender, an honored and beloved 
member of this Commandery, passed from this life to that 
beyond. As a soldier and a citizen he so lived that in his 
death not only this Commandery but his fellow men and 
citizens have sustained an inestimable loss. He was born 
at St. Louis on March 22, 1842, of New England parent- 
age, in descent from ancestors who fought with credit- 
able distinction in the Revolutionary war and among whom 
was Col. Callender of Bunker Hill fame. The interven- 
ing cycle of years diminished in no degree the martial 



spirit of his forefathers and permits no unfavorable com- 
parison between the character of the service rendered by 
them and that rendered by him. What his ancestors had 
fought vaHantly to obtain, he fought effectually to save. 

At the age of ten years the family of Companion Cal- 
lender moved from St. Louis to Peoria and between the 
ages of nine and fifteen he was sent to Boston to attend 
the public schools and later to Washington University at 
St. Louis. 

At the conclusion of his course he witnessed the effect 
of the shot upon Fort Sumter and the threatening of the 
existence of the Union. FeeHng at St. Louis was at fever 
heat and the tannery of John Howe, then mayor of that 
city and an intimate friend of the Callender family, was 
threatened with destruction because of the known Union 
tendencies of Howe. After the darkness of night had en- 
veloped the city, the entire stock of the tannery was loaded 
on a boat in charge of Eliot Callender and brought to 

Following this incident he enlisted in the Eleventh 
Illinois Cavalry but was soon transferred to the United 
States Navy at St. Louis on board the gunboat Benton, 
Commodore Foote's Flagship, in service on the Missis- 
sippi River. In January, 1862, he was ordered to the gun- 
boat Cincinnati, with an appointment as Master's Mate 
and participated in the battles of Fort Henry, Island No. 
10 and Fort Pillow. During the last engagement the gun- 
boat was sunk by the Confederate rams. He then served 
in the Haines Bluff, Yazoo Pass, St. Charles, Fort Pem- 
berton and White River expeditions, being at St. Charles, 
Arkansas, when the U. S. S. Mound City was blown up 
with a loss of one hundred out of one hundred and forty 
men. He served through the entire siege of Vicksburg 
in both campaigns and was promoted from Landsman m 


the Navy to Paymaster's Steward and later commissioned 
Master's Mate. 

On October i, 1862, he received his commission as 
Ensign and was appointed Fleet Signal Officer, being as- 
signed to duty on U. S. S. Marmora. His command of 
that vessel lasted until he was stricken with typhoid fever 
and sent to the Naval Hospital at Memphis. Following 
his convalescence and until his resignation from the serv- 
ice was accepted in June, 1864, he was on duty at the 
Naval Rendezvous at Cincinnati, Ohio. 

The civil life of Companion Callender from the war 
until his retirement from active public life is worthy of 
being written beside his military career. It is a record of 
patriotic public service, of unswerving integrity and gen- 
erous sacrifice. In his home city of Peoria for almost 
half a century he was the trusted agent of large financial 
institutions and was one of the founders of the Dime Sav- 
ings Bank and of the Commercial National Bank as well 
as of the Insurance Agency, which bears his name. For 
many years he gave valuable service to the pubHc schools 
and manifested the keenest interest in the educational ad- 
vancement of the city. Numerous public and industrial 
enterprises owe their birth to his efforts and to him is due 
a large measure of credit for the obtaining of the splendid 
Grand Army Memorial Hall. 

The services he rendered to his city far exceeded any 
which could be performed from mere sense of duty. ''His 
brain took counsel of his heart" and of his time he gave 
unsparingly and of his means without stint whenever called 
upon for private need or public help. 

"Needless to him the tribute we bestow 
The transitory breath of fame below." 

No lapse of time can efface the results of his civic pride 
nor sully the achievements of this soldier-citizen. 


Possessed of literary ability of a high order, his papers 
have excited more than usual favorable comment before 
this Commandery and upon numerous occasions elsewhere. 
His quiet and keen sense of humor, his discriminating 
taste, his intellectual and cultured mind were domiciled in 
an unusual personality. Active as he was in various busi- 
ness enterprises, his time was never too occupied for 
thoughtful deeds and kindly acts to others. He was elected 
an Original Companion of the First Class of the Military 
Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, through 
the Commandery of the State of Illinois, November ii, 
1886, and served as Junior Vice Commander in 1904-1905; 
was a member of the Naval .Order of the United States, 
of the Farragut Naval \^eterans Association and of the 
Grand Army of the Republic, having served as Comman- 
der of Bryner Post No. 67. 

He was buried in the city for which he had done so 
much in the presence of those whom he knew best and 
loved most. After two years of failing health, as one 
grown tired who hopes to sleep, he went. From his loyal 
devotion to his country in peace and war and his splendid 
faithfulness to public duty there abides a heritage and a 
record worthy of emulation. 

To the widow, the daughter and to the two sons who 
survive him are extended the heartfelt sympathy of this 

Leslie D. Puterbaugh, 
E. Bentley Hamilton, 
John W. Gift, 



Captain Second Kentucky Cavalry. Born May ig, 1840, at Elisabeth- 
town, Hardin County, Kentucky. Died December 31, 1913. 

Tj^NTERED the service as ist Lieut. Co. ''G" 2nd Regt., 
-L ' Ky. Cav., September 19, 1861. Captain in the same 
regiment January i, 1863, and mustered out as Captain on 
expiration of term of service. 

Joined the regiment at Camp Joe Holt, Jeflfersonville, 
Indiana, and was then successively with Gen. A. D. McCook 
from Louisville to Nashville and Shiloh ; then eastern Ten- 
nessee with Gen. Nelson ; then a raid with Buell and Bragg 
from Nashville to Louisville ; with the right wing of Rosen- 
crans' advance to Stone River and Chickamauga ; with Gen. 
Crook in his pursuit of Wheeler from Washington, Tenn., 



to Florence, Ala., with Gen. Hooker at Lookout Mountain; 
with Gen. Judson Kilpatrick in Atlanta Campaign; de- 
tached service with Gen. Rosencrans through Alabama ; with 
Gen. Ed. McCook in a raid around Atlanta ; with Kilpatrick 
in a raid around Atlanta; shot in right shoulder during the 
fall of Atlanta. 


Captain. Died at Elgin, Illinois, January 5, 19 14. 

January 13, 1836, at Fultonville, Montgomery County, 
New York, and was the youngest son of General Elijah and 
Sally Shuler Wilcox. His paternal and maternal ancestors 
were fine representatives of the sturdy English and Dutch 
pioneers and patriots who achieved our national independ- 
ence and changed the savage wilderness of the beautiful 
Mohawk Valley to one of the most fertile and wealthy por- 
tions of the great Empire State. In 1842 his father brought 
the family to Elgin, Illinois, and patented from the govern- 
ment the land which for many years was his well known 



homestead, and upon which his boyhood was passed. About 
1855 he was a student at the ''Illinois Liberal Institute," — 
now Lombard College — at Galesburg, 111. January 19, 1857, 
at Galesburg, he married Miss Mary A. Green, one of his 
former schoolmates, by whom he had six children, five of 
whom are still living. A few years after her death he mar- 
ried her brother's widow, Mrs. Helen Merriam Green, who 
died at Elgin in December, 191 2. In the fall of 1861 he 
assisted in recruiting a company of young men from Elgin, 
St. Charles and Barrington, who upon its organization 
unanimously chose him first lieutenant. In November, 186 1, 
it was mustered into the U. S. service as "G" Company of 
the 52nd Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Soon 
after the battle of Shiloh in April, 1862, he was promoted 
to the captaincy and in this rank served until the expiration 
of his term of enlistment. On the famous March to the 
Sea he was placed in command of a detail of one hundred 
men for scouting and foraging duty and after arrival at 
Savannah he remained with the regiment until after the 
grand review at Washington. He participated in all the 
campaigns and battles of the gallant 52nd Illinois from 
Fort Donelson to Savannah and was highly esteemed as a 
man and officer by his comrades of all ranks. He was espe- 
cially a prime favorite of the men of his company, and 
until his death "Captain Will" was held by them all in most 
cordial and loyal affection. After the war he studied law 
in the office of his oldest brother, Judge Sylvanus Wilcox, 
at Elgin and was admitted to the bar, but instead of prac- 
ticing law he engaged in the real estate business. He platted 
and sold three additions to the city of Elgin, two to the city 
of St. Charles and upon each of these established a large 
and successful manufacturing industry and one addition to 
the city of Geneva. He was a genial, social man and al- 
ways welcome at the reunions and camp fires of the vet- 
erans. He was Commander of Elgin Post No. 49, Depart- 


ment of Illinois, G. A. R., and a companion of Illinois Com- 
mandery of the Loyal Legion. He served four years as 
Postmaster of the city of Elgin. His only surviving broth- 
ers, Adjutant Edward S., and General John S. Wilcox, are 
companions of this Commandery, the former now residing 
at Mountain View, Okla., and the latter at Los Angeles, 
Gal. His death occurred January 7, 1914, at Elgin, where 
his whole active life was spent, intimately known and highly 
respected by a very wide circle of warm friends. 

John S. Wilcox, 
RoswELL H. Mason, 
Joseph Vallor, 


The Cominandery never had a 
Photograph of this Companion. 


t'irst Lieutenant and Regimental Qtmrtermaster. Died at St, Peters- 
burg, Florida, March 14, 1914. 

at St. Petersburg, Florida, March 14, 1914, after a 
long illness. This brief telegram sent from St. Petersburg, 
Fla., to the Rev. W. A. Retherford of the First Baptist 
church, brought the bare announcement of the passing of 
Mr. Sexton, the news of which caused profound grief in 
Monmouth when it became known. Having served in pub- 
lic for nearly 35 years few men were better known in Mon- 
mouth and Warren county than he, and although his inti- 
mate friends knew that his always frail health had been 
seriously impaired in the last few years, none of them were 
prepared for the announcement of his sudden demise. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sexton left late in the month of January 
for St. Petersburg, where they had been accustomed to 
spend part of the winter each season, and letters recently 
received from them indicated that both were in their usual 
health, with the exception that Mr. Sexton had been suf- 
fering with a stubborn cold. 

Mr. Sexton was born in Titusville, Pa., in 1836, and 
when, some years later, members of this family removed 
to the vicinity of Viola in Mercer County, he himself went 
to New York. At the breaking out of the Civil War Mr. 



Sexton heard Richard Yates, the Illinois War Governor 
speak to an immense throng at the Academy of Music, and 
the words of the Illinois orator so stirred the young man 
that he came immediately to Mercer County to visit rela- 
tives, and while there enlisted in the 83rd IlHnois Infantry. 
The date of his enlistment was August 21, 1862, with the 
rank of corporal; when he was mustered out in June, 1865, 
he carried the rank of quartermaster. 

He entered the service as Corporal Co. D, 83rd Illinois 
Infantry, U. S. V., August 21, 1862; Sergeant, January 4, 
1863; Q. M. Sergeant, May 16, 1863; ist Lieutenant, and 
R. Q. M. February 8, 1864. Mustered out June 26, 1865. 

He was elected an Original Companion of the First- 
Class of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the 
United States, through the Commandery of the State of 
Illinois June 4, 1903. 

After he was mustered out he left for the east, but not 
before he had intimated to N. A. Scott of Monmouth, a 
member of his regiment, that he had the ''western fever" 
and asked his comrade to let him know if an opening 
developed in or near Monmouth. 

Some time later when Mr. Scott needed the services of 
a bookkeeper in his grocery store he sent for Mr. Sexton 
and the latter came to Monmouth. After being in the store 
a short time the opportunity came for him to take a deputy 
clerkship at the court house, and he availed himself of jt. 
Later, in 1873, he was elected county clerk and served in 
that capacity for 33 years. His long term of office brought 
him into close touch with many people throughout the 
county, and the administration of his office was marked 
by a courtesy and affability more than usual. He was a 
successful business man, and through his knowledge of 
values and opportunities was able to gather a competency. 
At the time the Monmouth Trust and Savings Bank was or- 


ganized in 1906 he became a stockholder, and three years 
ago was elected a director in that institution. 

Mr. Sexton was married November 12, 1873, to Marian 
S. Burlington of this city, and the home founded on the 
union has been a particularly happy one. Of the two chil- 
dren born, Theo, the daughter, died soon after graduation 
with honor from Monmouth College. The son, Walter B., 
is a lieutenant in the United States Navy, having risen to 
his present position through several years of honorable serv- 
ice. Mr. Sexton was not a member of any church, but 
through his family was closely identified with the First 
Baptist congregation of Monmouth. He was an honored 
member of the Masonic fraternity, and his friends were 
legion. He leaves behind him an unusual record for in- 
tegrity and straightness in his business dealings, and his 
death will cause genuine sorrow to all who were fortunate 
enough to know him. But he has gone to dwell in that 
undiscovered country from whose bounds no traveler 

Lorenzo B. Morey, 
William A. Lorimer, 
Elijah B. David, 



Brevet Major General. Died at Chicago, Illinois, March 15, 1914. 

THE Illinois Commandery of the Loyal Legion has 
lost one of its loyal members, through his death on 
March 15, 1914, after a membership covering the whole 
period of its existence. 

He was one of the fourteen officers who organized the 
Illinois Commandery, and from the day of its organiza- 
tion, ever held it in affectionate regard, using his influence 
to promote its welfare. 

The Loyal Legion has lost a good friend, a most genial 

Augustus Louis Chetlain was born in St. Louis, Mo., in 



1824, of French-Swiss parents, who emigrated to British 
America by way of Hudson's Bay in 1821. Here the family 
remained until 1823. This year, they, with others from 
the Selkirk settlement, made their way to the Mississippi 
River, and down that river in open boats to St. Louis. In 
1826, attracted by the favorable reports from the new lead 
mines, the family moved to the present Galena, where 
young Chetlain Hved during his boyhood, youth and early 

The breaking out of the Civil War found him a fairly 
prosperous merchant, taking an active part in the patriotic 
meetings. In the formation of a volunteer company of in- 
fantry (the Jo Daviess Guard), he was first to sign the 
roll, which, by April 20th, contained eighty names. This 
day an election was held and Chetlain was elected Captain. 
April 25th, the Jo Daviess Guard, filled to its maximum, 
left Galena for Springfield. 

May 2nd, it was mustered into the U. S. Service as Co. 
F, I2th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. At the election of 
field officers, Capt. Chetlain was elected Lieutenant Colonel, 
which office he filled until April 2, 1862, much of the time 
in command of the regiment. At this time he was com- 
missioned Colonel to fill the vacancy occasioned by the pro- 
motion of Colonel John Mc Arthur. From October, 1862, 
until May, 1863, Colonel Chetlain was in command of the 
Post of Corinth, Miss., with this exception, he served with 
his regiment until December 18, 1863, when he was pro- 
moted to be Brigadier General of U. S. Volunteers and 
ordered to report to General Grant at Nashville, Tenn. 

At this, time the recruiting and organization of colored 
troops was under way and General Chetlain was assigned 
to this duty in Tennessee and West Kentucky, and or- 
dered to report to Lorenzo Thomas, Adjutant General of 
U. S. Army, under whose direction the work was being 
done over the entire South. Headquarters were estab- 


lished at Memphis, Tenn., in January, 1864, and until 
June the work here was prosecuted vigorously and success- 
fully. Toward the latter part of June, his field of opera- 
tions was extended to include Central and East Kentucky 
and headquarters were moved to Louisville, where they 
remained until August, when headquarters were again es- 
tablished in Memphis, Tenn. His work in this department 
lasted until the close of the year, 1864, and was eminently 
successful. In January, 1865, he was relieved from duties 
connected with the organization of colored troops, and as- 
signed to the command of the Post of Memphis, Tenn., 
where he remained until October. Relieved from this com- 
mand, he was ordered to report to General Wood, com- 
manding Department of the Gulf, who assigned him to the 
central district of Alabama, with headquarters at Taladega. 
His release from army service came in January, 1866, when 
he was mustered out of the service. 

His battle record was : Donelson, Shiloh and Corinth. 
June 18, 1865, Brigadier General Chetlain was breveted 
Major General of Volunteers for meritorious service. 

Following the close of the war, and in civil life, we find 
him occupying positions of responsibility and trust. Active 
in public affairs, and in all matters pertaining to the public 
welfare. Internal Revenue Assessor for the District of 
Utah, United States Consul at Brussels, Belgium, member 
of the Board of Education, Chicago, member of the exec- 
utive committee of the Citizens Association are some of 
the activities that occupied his time in civil life. Soon after 
becoming a resident of Chicago, General Chetlain organized 
the Home National Bank, and became President of its 
Board of Directors — later, in 1892, he organized the Indus- 
trial Bank of Chicago, locating it in the southwest part 
of the city. He was chosen President by the Board of 
Directors. For something more than a year, he managed 
successfully this institution, when illness and failing eye- 


sight obliged him to reUnquish it, and retire from active 
business life. 

Those of us who knew the General more intimately and 
whose acquaintance with him was in social intercourse, 
know how sincere and faithful he was in his friendships. 
His personality, affability, and social nature, made him a 
host of friends and acquaintances, and none that he loved 
better than his companions of the Loyal Legion. His days 
were long in the land, reaching four score and ten, receiv- 
ing many a blow in the conflict of life, but he lay down 
in death free from stain. 

We, his companions, a part of that innumerable cara- 
van, waiting on this shore, send across the river, Greet- 

George Mason, 
C. I. Bentley, 
Richard S. Tuthill, 


Hereditary Companion. 

JOHN COWLES GRANT was born in Avon, Conn., 
April 21, 1848, the eldest son of Joel Grant, Chaplain, 
1 2th 111. Vol. Infantry, who was an original companion of 
this order. 

He was a graduate of Yale College, class of 1869, with 
the degree of Master of Arts. He received the honorary 
degree of L. L. D. from Fargo College in 1897. For many 
years Dr. Grant was connected with the Chicago Public 
Schools as a Principal. He died March 21, 1914. 



Second Lieutenant. Died at Highland Park, Illinois, March 22, 1914. 

LIEUT. MERRICK A. MIHILLS was born at Chatham, 
Ohio, March 10, 1842. He enhsted September 20, 
1862, as a private in Company A, Hoffman's Battalion O. 
\^ L, at Johnson Island, Ohio. In 1863 the battalion was 
merged into the 128th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and for a 
time had the custody of the prisoners of war on Johnsons 
Island in Lake Erie. 

On September 23, 1864, he was promoted to Second 
Lieutenant Company D, 178th O. V. I., and the regiment 
went into field service at Nashville, Tenn., and was after- 
wards assigned to the First Division, 23rd Corps. 

During his service, Lieut. Mihills was detailed as Act- 
ing Adjutant of his regiment ; later, as Captain of Com- 
pany G, 178th O. V. I. 



He participated in the battles about Murfreesboro, 
Tenn., and in the battles of Columbia and Franklin during 
Hood's advance on Nashville; later was transferred with 
the 23rd Corps to Washington, D. C, and thence by water 
to North Carolina, landing at Newbern, and on the march 
to Goldsboro he was engaged in the battle of Kingston, 
N. C. 

In March, 1865, he was detailed as Acting Commissary 
of the 3rd Brigade; joined Sherman's forces at Goldsboro 
and marched on Raleigh in pursuit of Gen. Joe Johnston. 
After the surrender of Johnston, the 23rd Corps moved to 
Charlotte, N. C, where his regiment received their final 

For a number of years Mr. Mihills was a very success- 
ful representative of some of the leading hardware and 
cutlery companies in the country, making his headquarters 
in Chicago. 

He was elected a Companion of the lUinois Comman- 
dery of the Loyal Legion of the United States in Novem- 
ber, 1910. He valued most highly his membership in this 
order and deeply regretted that his ill-health prevented a 
more active association with his companions and a regular 
attendance at their meetings. 

He was first married in July, 1864, to Miss S. E. Rogers. 
His second marriage occurred in December, 1874, to Miss 
Mina J. Aylesworth of Wooster, Ohio, who survives him 
together with four daughters — Mrs. Mary E. Hayden, Mrs. 
Grace E. Ready, Miss Mildred M. Mihills and Mrs. Mar- 
jorie A. Rosseter, to whom we tender our deepest sympathy 
in their great loss. 

RoswELL H. Mason, 
Otho H. Morgan, 
Joseph J. Siddall, 



Captain Assistant Quartermaster United States Volunteers. 
January 22, 1841, in Sidney, Kennebec County, Maine. 
Died April 3, 1914. 


ENTERED the service as a private in the 4th N. J. 
Vol. Infantry and promoted to Q. M. Sergeant and 
1st Lieut, and Regt., Q. M., and later Captain and Asst. 
Q. M. U. S. V. 

Served with the Army of the Potomac; then as Post 
Q. M. in Baltimore under Gen. Wm. Birney. In March, 
1864, went with Gen. Birney's command to Beaufort, S. 
C., and was on duty through the summer of 1864 alternately 
as A. D. C. to Chief Q. M. Dist. of Florida and O. M. 



in charge of Transportation at Hilton Head, S. C. In 
Sept. came north to the Army of the James and was as- 
signed to duty as property Q. M. 2nd Div. 25th A. C. While 
there was promoted Captain and A. Q. M. and assigned 
to 2nd Div., 25th A. C, and with that Div. took part in the 
Appomattox campaign. After the surrender of Lee was 
ordered to procure Q. M. stores for the 25th A. C. for a 
six months' supply and to report with them at Brazos San- 
tiago, Texas. On arrival there was assigned to duty as 
Depot Q. M., Western District of Texas on the staff of 
Maj. Gen. Frank Steele. Later returned north and on 
January 8, 1866, was discharged from the service. 

THOMAS McMillan turner. 

rirst Lieutenant Thirty-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Born July 

4, 1^35} 'ifi Barlow, Washington County, Ohio. Died 

May II, 19 1 4. 

ENLISTED in 36th Ohio Vol. Inf. Sept. 15, 1861 ; com- 
missioned 1st Lieut. Dec. 6, 1862; assigned to duty 
as R. Q. M., promoted to Captain but not mustered; dis- 
charged July 7, 1865; Brevet Major June 6, 1866. 

Served with the 36th Ohio as Q. M. Sergeant until date 
of promotion ; with regiment in its eastern campaign, Sec- 
ond Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam ; with the 14th 
A. C. from Murfreesboro to Tunnel Hill, Ga., Chicka- 
mauga and Missionary Ridge; served as Brigade Q. M., 
staff of Gen. J. B. Turchin, ist Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th 

165 " 


A. C. from Nov. i, 1862, until re-enlistment of regiment as 
veterans; with the Army of West Virginia, staff of Gen. 
R. B. Hayes; served until after Lee's surrender and close 
of war. 

Transferred from the Commandery of Ohio to this 
Commandery January 9, 1897. He was for years with the 
Standard Oil Company, Chicago office, and resided in 


Lieutenant Colonel and Brevet Colonel. Died at Chicago, Illinois, 
May 13, 19 1 4. 

TN the death of Colonel William B. Keeler, the Illinois 
-^ Commandery of the ^Military Order of the Loyal Legion 
has lost a conspicuous and loved Companion, one who had 
become endeared to it by ties of association and friendship. 

Colonel Keeler, who died at Chicago, Illinois, on May 
13, 1914, was born at Norwalk, Ohio, February 20, 1828; 
where he resided until 1853, when he moved with his wife 
and baby, to Muscatine, Iowa, making the trip by wagon. 

Near Muscatine he became a prosperous farmer. Part 
of his time was spent in selling goods at auction in Mus- 



catine. His enthusiastic ways and interesting auction 
phrases always drew a large crowd. 

When the civil war began he enlisted in the 35th Iowa 
Volunteer Infantry. July 18, 1862, he was commissioned 
Captain of Company "A." Was promoted to Major of 
same regiment June 5, 1863, and commanded the regiment 
in several engagements, and for conspicuous gallantry in 
the series of battles fought in the Banks' Red River cam- 
paign, he was promoted to the rank of Brevet Colonel of 
Volunteers, April 8, 1865. 

He, with his regiment, participated in the Vicksburg 
campaign, and in the operations before Spanish Fort and 
Mobile Bay. Was at the battle of Jackson, Miss., May 14, 

1863, assault on Vicksburg, May 19-22, and siege of Vicks- 
burg, May 22 to June 22, 1863. Was Provost Marshal 
General, ist Division of the i6th Army Corps. On staff 
of General Tuttle, December i, 1863, to March, 1864. He 
participated in the battle of Nashville, December 15 and 16, 

1864, and in the pursuit of General Hood to Pulaski, Tenn., 
December 17 to December 28, 1864. Was on duty in Ala- 
bama until August, 1865. The- regiment was mustered out 
at Davenport, Iowa, August 10, 1865. He then returned 
to Muscatine, Iowa, where he engaged in the dry goods 
business. He was elected Mayor of Muscatine in 1869. 
He removed to Chicago in 1871 and became connected with 
the firm of William A. Butlers & Co., auctioneers. In 1875, 
he became engaged with the firm of J. B. Chambers & Co., 
jewelers, and remained with them until it was taken over 
by the firm of Charles p. Graves & Co. in 1900, of which 
company he was Vice President up to the time of his death. 

Colonel Keeler was elected Chancellor of the Illinois 
Commandery of the Loyal Legion for many years and in 
1904 was elected its commander. In 1909, after he was 
eighty years of age, he made a trip around the world. 

Colonel Keeler was united in marriage with Miss Cla- 


rinda Coville, November 19, 1850. Mrs. Keeler preceded 
him in death in 1909. Their three children survive them, 
Frank H. Keeler, who is a member of this Commandery; 
Mrs. Colonel Charles Sheldon Sargent, and Mrs. Captain 
George M. Farnham, to whom the Commandery extend 
their sincere sympathies. 

William L. Cadle, 
Robert Mann Woods, 
John Young, 



Acting Assistant Paymaster, United States Navy. 

BORN April 20, 1834, at Troy, New York. Died May 
21, 1914. 
Appointed Acting Assistant Paymaster, U. S. N., De- 
cember 17, 1861, and ordered to the U. S. Ship Pinola on 
May 6, 1862, and served on that vessel until November 14, 
1862, when resignation was accepted due to disease con- 
tracted in the service. 

Service with the Blocking Squadron, Admiral Farragut 
commanding. In the engagement of Ft. Jackson and St. 
Phillip and capture of New Orleans on April 24, 1862. 
Later in the siege of Vicksburg and the blockade of Mobile 
Bay. Also acted as Signal Officer and took part in the cut- 
ting of the cable across the Mississippi River at the Forts. 



Lieutenant Colonel Twelfth Nezv Jersey Volunteer Infantry. Born 

at Cape May Court House, New Jersey, December 

27, 1837. Died June 3, 19 14. 

ENTERED the service as Captain of Co. "K", 12th N. J. 
Vol. Infantry, August 12, 1862. Commissioned Cap- 
tain same company Aug. 14, 1862. March 10, 1862, com- 
missioned Major same regiment. Commissioned Lieut. Col. 
July 14, 1864. Resigned Feb. 2, 1865, on account wounds 
received at Reams Station, Va., Aug. 24, 1864. 

Took part with regiment in the following engagements : 
Fredericksburg. Va., Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Falling 
Waters, Auburn Mills, Bristow Station, Blackburn Ford, 
Robinson's Tavern, Mine Run. December, 1863, at Tren- 



ton, N. J., in charge of draft camp. April, 1864, in Cam- 
den, N. J., in charge of recruiting station. Rejoined 
regiment June 24, 1864, then before Petersburg, Va. Thence 
in the battles of Deep Bottom, North Bank James River, 
Reams Station where he was wounded August 24, 1864. 
Dec. 21, 1864, detailed as member of G. C. M. for trial of 
officers at Philadelphia, Pa. 



Hereditary Companion. 

H. Wimpfheimer was the only brother of MaximiHan 
• Wimpfheimer, 2nd Lieut. 31st Pa. Vol. Inf., who was 
killed in the battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862. 

Mr. Wimpfheimer was born in Germany December 24, 
1843, ^"d came to this country shortly after the war. He 
engaged in the manufacture of colors and inks for use in 
the printing industry. He was unmarried. Death came 
June 5, 1914. 



Second Lieutenant Eighth New York Heavy Artillery. Died at 
Joliet, Illinois, June 14, 191 4. 

at Carlton, New York, May 25, 1844. Fie enlisted 
at Lockport, New York, August 4, 1862, and was mustered 
into the U. S. Service as a private in Co. B, 129th New York 
Vol. Infantry, August 6, 1862. 

This regiment was re-organized at Baltimore, Md., 
October 29, 1862, into twelve companies recruited to 150 
men each and became known as the Eighth New York 
Heavy Artillery. 

Companion Fuller was promoted Corporal, February i, 
1864; Sergt., September i, 1864; first Sergt., November 



28, 1864, mustered as second Lieut., January 24, 1865. 
With rank from December 31, 1864, he served until the close 
of the war. Was wounded through the right thigh at Cold 
Harbor, June 3, 1864, while being helped from the field by 
two comrades, one was killed and the other fled, leaving the 
comrade to make his way the best he could to a place where 
he finally received surgical aid. 

The service of Companion Fuller was Garrison Duty in 
and around Baltimore until May, 1864. Joined the army 
of the Potomac in the field May 12, 1864. 

Was engaged in the Rapidan Campaign during May 
and June; Spottsylvania Court House, May 17th to 21st; 
Fredericksburg Road, May 19th; North Ann River, May 
23rd to 26th; on line of Pamonkey, May 26th to 28th; 
Totopotomay, May 28th to 31st; Cold Harbor, June ist to 
3rd, when wounded. Returned to his command in time to 
take an active part in the siege of Petersburg, to April 2, 


Boynton Plank Road and Hatcher's Run, Appomattox 
Campaign, March 28th to April 9th. Fall of Petersburg, 
April 2. Was at Appomattox Court House, April 9th, at 
the surrender of Lee and his army and in the Grand Re- 
view at Washington, May 23, 1865. 

Mustered out June 5, 1865. The regiment lost in killed 
and mortally wounded, nineteen officers and three hundred 
forty-two men. By disease, four officers and two hundred 
ninety-eight men. Grand total of six hundred sixty-three. 

Companion Fuller was a graduate from the Taft Dental 
College, Cincinnati, Ohio. On the 23rd day of May, 1869, 
was united in marriage to Miss Caroline V. Wiley, at 
Olney, Illinois. There was left him surviving, his widow 
and six children. Mrs. C. L. Lowall and Leigh W. of 
Terry, Montana, Edgar H. of Joliet, and JuHus Q., Robert 
G. and Eugene W. of Chicago. 

After his marriage he spent several years in Fort Scott, 


Kansas. In 1884 he returned to Illinois, residing in Chi- 
cago, Lockport and Joliet. For fifteen years next preced- 
ing his death he represented the wholesale grocery house 
of The Durand Kasper Co., of Chicago, in Joliet. 

Companion Fuller was commander of Bartleson Post 
No. 6 during 191 1. He was a most lovable man, of strong 
patriotic convictions. Successful in business. His home 
life was characteristic of the man, being the dearest spot on 
earth to him. 

Companion Fuller at his own request was buried on the 
Soldiers' lot in the beautiful Elmhurst Cemetery in Joliet, 
near the memorial erected by the citizens of Joliet to the 
memory of the soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, in the 
erections of which he was a conspicuous figure. 

Companion Fuller died in Joliet, Illinois, June 14, 1914. 

Erastus W. Willard, 
James G. Elwood, 
Alfred Nash, 


Brigadier General United States Army Retired. 

GEX. CARR was born in Harrisonburg, Va., March 3, 
1842, and died July 24, 1914. He was transferred 
from the Kansas Commandery to the Illinois Commandery, 
November 8, 19 10. 

He entered the service as a private in Co. '*F" ist U. S. 
Cavalry, August 15, 1862; Corporal Sept. i, 1862; Ser- 
geant Dec. 26, 1862; 1st Sergeant April 11, 1863; Sergeant 
Major Sept. i, 1863; 2nd Lieut, ist U. S. Cavalry Oct. 31, 
1863; 1st Lieut, same regiment June 2S, 1864; Captain ist 
U. S. Cavalry April 8, 1869; Brevet ist Lieut. May 6, 1864, 
for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Win- 



Chester; Brevet Captain Sept. 19, 1864, for gallant and 
meritorious service in battle of Todds Tavern, Va. 

Service in the Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, 
from its organization to the close of the war. Wounded 
in the battle of Todds Tavern and again in the battle of 
Cedar Creek, Oct. 18, 1864. 

Elected to membership in the Loyal Legion, Command- 
ery of the State of California, Feb. 6, 1884. Transferred 
to Kansas to become charter member of commandery in 
that state. Member of the Council, Senior Vice-Com- 
mander and Commander of the Kansas Commandery. 


First Lieutenant Eighty-fourth Pennsylvania Infantry, United States 
Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, Inly 30, 1914. 

JESSE BOWMAN YOUNG was born at Berwick, Pa., 
July 5, 1844. His father, Rev. Jared Harrison Young, 
was a Methodist minister of German descent, and his 
mother, Sarah Bowman, was of German and Scotch-Eng- 
Hsh descent, and came from a long line of Methodist 

At the outbreak of the war he was attending Dickinson 
Seminary, at Williamsport, Pa., but did not return to school 
in the fall of '61, as he was planning to go into the army 
as soon as he could gain his widowed mother's consent to 
spare her only son. This he secured when the opportunity 



offered of accompanying his uncle, General Samuel M. 
Bowman, then a major in the Fourth Illinois Cavalry. 

He served as private secretary and orderly to him from 
November 13, 1861, to June i, 1862, without pay, and with- 
out enlistment or muster in, on account of deficient age and 
size. During this period he participated in the campaigns 
of Fort Donelson, the advance up the Tennessee River, the 
Battle of Shiloh, and the siege of Corinth. In the summer 
of 1862 he returned to Berwick and assisted in securing 
recruits for the Eighty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteer In- 
fantry, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in that 
regiment, October 4, 1862. He received his first lieuten- 
ancy January 18, 1863, and April i, 1863, was appointed 
Acting Aid-de-Camp on the staff of the commander of 
the Second Brigade, Third Division, Third Corps, Army of 
the Potomac, serving in that capacity at Chancellorsville. 
At the opening of the Gettysburg campaign, early in June, 
he was detailed on duty at headquarters of the Second Divi- 
sion, Third Corps, as Assistant Provost Marshal, and in 
that capacity shared in the campaign and Battle of Gettys- 
burg, being the only member of his regiment on the field, 
by reason of the Eighty-fourth having been detached just 
prior to the battle to guard the wagon trains. 

On November 30, 1863, he was ordered to Washing- 
ton by the Secretary of War, and assigned to duty as Re- 
corder of Examining Board for Officers in the U. S. Col- 
ored Troops, of which Major General Silas Casey was 
President. On May i, 1864, he was commissioned as Cap- 
tain, but not mustered in because of depletion of company 
and regiment. On August 12, 1864, he was made Acting 
Aid-de-Camp on the staff of General Casey, commanding 
Provisional Brigades in the city and defenses of Wash- 

On December 23, 1864, he was mustered out with his 
regiment and under that date in his diary thus aptly summed 


up his army life: 'To-day, with the accumulated experience, 
discipline and education of three years in the army, I leave 
the service. Have learned more than I would have done 
in college. I will not remain out of service long." 

Shortly thereafter, at General Casey's suggestion, he 
took the examination for service as an officer of Colored 
Troops and was recommended for appointment as lieu- 
tenant-colonel. Early in '65 General Casey sent word to 
him that he had a regiment for him, but before the appoint- 
ment could be made the war came to a close. 

In after years he incorporated his war-time experiences 
in a volume entitled : What a Boy Saw in the Army. (Hunt 
& Eaton, 1894.) 

In 1866 he graduated from Dickinson Seminary, and in 
the fall of that year entered Lafayette College with the 
intention of becoming a civil engineer. In a short time, 
however, the traditions and inheritances of his Methodist 
ancestry asserted themselves and he decided to go into the 
ministry, entering Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., from 
which he graduated in 1868. He was a member of the 
Phi Kappa Sigma and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities, and 
received from his alma mater (1907) the degree of Doctor 
of Literature. 

It chanced that his first service as a "circuit-rider" was 
in the territory adjacent to Gettysburg, and his first charge 
in the town itself. There, in the Methodist parsonage, 
which bore in its upper story an exploded shell which had 
lodged therein during the cannonade, he wrote his lecture, — 
''Echoes from Round-top: The Story of a Great Battle," 
which he delivered more than a thousand times, and began 
the exhaustive study of that historic event which culmi- 
nated in his last book, — The Battle of Gettysburg, (Har- 
pers, 1913). 

As minister he served at various points in Pennsylvania 
until 1888. Then, after a four years' pastorate at Kansas 


City, Mo., was elected editor of the Central Christian Advo- 
cate, St. Louis, which office he held for eight years. Later, 
19008, he was pastor of the Walnut Hills Methodist 
Church, Cincinnati, from which he went to the Snyder 
Memorial Church, Jacksonville, Fla. 

In 1913 he retired from the active ministry, making his 
home in Chicago, and devoting the short time yet allotted 
to him to literary work and lecturing. 

Dr. Young was the author of a number of books, and a 
frequent contributor to the religious and secular press. At 
the time of his death he was about to take up the duty of 
acting editor of the Northwestern Christian Advocate, dur- 
ing the absence of the editor, Dr. Zaring, who had gone to 
attend the ill-fated Peace Convention, and it so chanced 
that the last word from his pen was a tribute to the mem- 
ory of the late Rev. Dr. William B. Palmore, a Confeder- 
ate Veteran, and editor of the St. Louis Christian Advocate. 

Dr. Young was married December 2.2, 1870, to Lucy 
Minshall Spottswood, w^io survives him, as does also his 
son, Jared W. Young, and four daughters. 

His last public appearance was at a patriotic service on 
the night of July 5, his birthday, when, rounding out his 
three score years and ten, he delivered for the last time 
his lecture on Gettysburg, and a no more fitting ending to 
his sketch can be given than his own concluding words on 
that occasion, wdien in speaking of the National Cemetery 
at Gettysburg, he said : 

"Here rest the defenders of the. flag, but not here alone. Along 
the Potomac, the Cvimherland and the James, underneath the pal- 
metto and the pine, by the far away coast and beneath the blue 
waves of the sea, under decorated monuments, or in the unmarked 
trenches that furrow a thousand battle-fields, sleep the Union dead. 
They have fought their last battle, made their last charge, gone on 
their last campaign. They rest secure from alarms; the enemy's 
bullets can never disturb their slumber ; the frenzy of the strife will 
never stir their pulses ; the last tattoo has sounded. Let them sleep 


on till the last great Reveille shall summon them to the final Roll 
Call of the Resurrection. Comrades of the armies of the dead, as 
we call up the scenes made resplendent in all history by your heroism 
and valor, we can feel again your shadowy presence with us on 
earth. We marched and messed and fought together. ' We shared 
the same shelter-tent, endured the same hardships, drank from the 
same canteen ! Comrades, ye are not dead. In the pages of history, 
in the prosperity of the land you rescued from ruin, in the monu- 
ments that tell where your dust reposes, in the hearts of a grateful 
people, in the roll-book of the world's noblest heroes, ye shall live 
forever ! Brave men, illustrious soldiers, loved Companions, Hail 
and Farewell !" 

Simeon H. Crane, 
Oliver W. Norton, 
Jar ED W. Young, 



Brevet Brigadier General, United States Volunteers, 
cago, Illinois, August 28, 1914. 

Died at Chi- 

GENERAL HOTCHKISS was born at Virgil, Cortland 
County, New York, on May 3, 1832. His father, Col. 
S. W. Hotchkiss, had become interested in the establish- 
ment of the first telegraph lines in the central west, and 
Companion Hotchkiss in his young manhood became iden- 
tified with this enterprise and acted as chief telegraph 
operator on his father's lines until 1853 when he entered 
the services of the Galena & Chicago R. R. In 1857 he 
engaged in the contracting business for himself until the call 
to arms in 1861. He had enjoyed some military training, 
and this, in connection with his business and executive ex- 



perience, quickly opened the way to a distinguished military 

He was mustered into service April 23, 1861, as a 
private, of the nth Illinois Infantry; he received his com- 
mission as first lieutenant and adjutant, May 2, 1861, and 
Captain, July 30, 1861 ; the following year he was trans- 
ferred to the 89th Illinois Infantry of which he was com- 
missioned lieutenant colonel, August 25, 1862, and attained 
the colonelcy of the same regiment February 24, 1863. Dur- 
ing this period he served almost continuously with the troops 
in the field. As A. A. G. on the stafif of Col. W. H. L. Wal- 
lace, he was present at the capture of Fort Henry, and at 
the battle and capture of Ft. Donelson; and at the battle 
of Shiloh he was at the side of General Wallace when that 
distinguished leader was killed; during 4he siege of Corinth 
he served on the staff of Major General McClernand. In 
August, 1862, the famous railroad regiment of Chicago, the 
89th Illinois, was organized through the co-operation of the 
officers of the various railroads of the State, and Companion 
Hotchkiss' election to the Heutenant colonelcy transferred 
his field of service to the army of the Cumberland, with 
which he participated at the battles of Stone's River, Chicka- 
mauga, the siege of Chattanooga, and the Atlanta campaign. 

During the war he took active part in half a hundred 
battles and minor actions, during which he had four horses 
killed under him in action, and was hit and injured several 
times but never reported wounded. His services gained for 
him frequent meritorious mention in the reports of his com- 
manding generals, and his name appears frequently in the 
official history of the war of the rebellion. A single quota- 
tion from the report of the battle of Stone River, will serve 
to emphasize the esteem in which he was held : 

''Lieut. Col. Hotchkiss, commanding the 89th Illinois 
Volunteers, deserves the highest praise for his coolness and 
skill in action. He drew his men off in good order fighting 


as he withdrew and showed himself worthy of any com 
mand. This gallant officer has given to the service one of 
its best regiments and has justly earned promotion." 

Major General Rosecrans recommended him for pro- 
motion for "meritorious conduct" in the same battle. 

On March 13, 1865, in well-earned recognition of four 
years of devoted service to his country, he was commis- 
sioned Brvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. Vol. ''for gallant and meri- 
torious service during the war," and was mustered out June 
10, 1865. 

Companion Hotchkiss at the close of the war returned 
to Chicago and entered upon a long and successful career 
in civil life. In 187 1 he was elected to the office of City 
Clerk, in which capacity he served two terms. During 
this period the great Chicago fire took place and General 
Hotchkiss was secretary of the first relief meeting held, 
and his executive experience proved of utmost value in the 
work of aiding the homeless and destitute. After his term 
of City Clerk was ended, he withdrew from active poli- 
tics and was for a time engaged in his former business 
of contracting, and later was identified with several hotel 
enterprises in Chicago. 

General Hotchkiss became a member of the Illinois Com- 
mandery of the Military Order of the I.oyal Legion in No- 
vember, 1885. 

John Young, 
Charles F. Hills, 
Jared W. Young, 



first Lieutenant Forty-second Illinois Infantry, United States Vol- 
unteers. Died at West Chicago, Illinois, August 29, 1914. 

-^ at Newburg, New York, October 3, 1843. In 1853, 
he came west with his parents to a farm near Kaneville, 
111. From there he enlisted on July 22, 1861, as a private 
in Co. B, 42nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was mus- 
tered into the United States Service, Aug. i, 1861. Re-en- 
listed as a veteran, Jan. i, 1864. Served as Corporal, Ser- 
geant, Orderly Sergeant and as First Lieutenant from Sept. 
8, 1865, until final muster out, Jan. 10, 1866, at Springfield, 

Returning home to Lodi (now Maple Park), 111., he 


engaged with his brother in building. Jan. 28, 1868, he 
married Miss Emaline A. Brown, of Geneva, 111., who sur- 
vives him, as also a daughter, Mrs. Gay Smiley Norriss, his 
only son, Charles Clyde Smiley, a former member of this 
Commandery, having passed away on July 26, 1903. In 
1870 he engaged in the drug and grocery business at Maple 
Park, 111., continuing until elected treasurer of Kane 
County, in 1886, and removing to Geneva, 111., the county 

In 1892, in connection with Capt. Newton, he estab- 
lished a bank at West Chicago, 111., removing there, where 
he remained until the time of his death. 

He was a member of the Masonic Order, A. F. & A. M., 
Knights Templar and Shrine, as also the G. A. R., in which 
he took a great deal of interest. He was elected as Origi- 
nal Companion of the First Class of the Military Order 
of the Loyal Legion of the United States, on Oct. 9, 1890. 

Lieut. Smiley was a model Volunteer Boy Soldier, be- 
ing less than eighteen years of age at time of enlistment; 
quiet, unassuming, yet always ready to do whatever duty 
was assigned him, a friend and favorite with all his com- 
rades. These characteristics, he retained through life, and 
as a good citizen, had no superior. 

His services were continuous with his regiment during 
its entire term (excepting a short period in the fall of 
1864, when he was on furlough on account of inflamma- 
tory rheumatism), consisting of service with the Army of 
the West in Missouri, 1861 ; Army of the Mississippi, 1862; 
Army of the Cumberland, 1863- 1865, and their engagements 
at Columbus, Ky. ; Island No. 10, New Madrid, Union City, 
Farmington, Miss. ; Siege of Corinth, Pulaski, Columbia, 
siege of Nashville, Stone River, Tullahoma campaign, 
Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta cam- 
paign, including battles of Rocky Face Ridge, Buzzard 
Roost, Dalton, Resaca, Calhoun, Adairsville, New Hope 


Church, Kenesaw Mountain; in campaign against Hood's 
advance North, Columbia, Duck River, Spring Hill (where 
he was slightly wounded), and Franklin. Battles of Nash- 
ville, Dec. 15th and i6th, 1864, and pursuit of Hood until 
driven from Tennessee. On duty at Huntsville and De- 
catur, Ala.; thence to East Tennessee in April, 1865; then 
to Nashville in June and down the Alississippi River to 
New Orleans, and in July to Port Lavaca, Texas, where 
remained until Dec. 16, 1865, when ordered to Spring- 
field, 111., for final muster out. 

Companion Smiley died at West Chicago, III., Aug. 29. 

h. k. wolcott, 
Joseph Vollor, 



Second Lieutenant Twenty-ninth Wisconsin Infantry United States 
Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, October i6, 1914. 

1838, at Lowell, Massachusetts. He was the son of 
Benjamin EUery Hale, a Congregational Minister. Some- 
time afterward his father's family moved to Hartford, Con- 
necticut, where Lieut. Hale graduated at the High School. 
About 1856 the family moved to Beloit, Wisconsin, and 
Lieut. Hale began a business career as a clerk in a store. 
When the war broke out he was employed as a clerk in a 
hotel in Milwaukee and enlisted from Milwaukee. 

On May 10, 1861, he enlisted in Company *'B" Fifth 
Wisconsin Infantry and was mustered into the service of the 



United States at Madison, Wisconsin, on July 13, 1861. As 
a Sergeant under this command Mr. Hale went through the 
peninsular campaign, fighting in various engagements, es- 
pecially those fought by the rear guard of McClellan's seven 
days' retreat. He was in the reserves at Antietam. 

On September i, 1862, Sergeant Hale was discharged 
to accept a commission as Second Lieutenant and was mus- 
tered and assigned to Company "E" Twenty-ninth Wiscon- 
sin Infantry, U. S. V., September 2, 1862, at Madison, 

The Twenty-ninth Wisconsin proceeded under Grant's 
command toward the siege of Vicksburg, and Lieut. Hale 
was seriously wounded May i, 1863, at the battle of Port 
Gibson. He was sent to a Military Hospital at Memphis and 
in the following June was granted a furlough by a special 
order from Major General Stephen A. Hurlbut. He was 
discharged by reason of disabihty on February 14, 1864. 
On May 11, 1863, he was commissioned First Lieut, but 
he was not mustered. 

After the war Lieut. Hale was married on June 13, 
1865, to Mary Elizabeth White at Beloit, Wisconsin. He 
then became connected with a paper business in Chicago. 
His wife died within a year after their marriage. 

Shortly after the Chicago fire Lieut. Hale went into 
partnership with his brother, William E. Hale, under the 
firm name of W. E. Hale & Company, as manufacturers 
of hydraulic, passenger and freight elevators. The firm had 
headquarters in Chicago but Lieut. Hale represented the 
business for many years in New York, Paris and London, 
and continued in this business until it was sold out by 
both partners in 1889. After that time his business con- 
sisted in the management of various properties in which he 
was interested and as trustee of his brother's estate after 

Lieut. Hale was elected a Companion of the Military 


Order of the Loyal Legion through the Commandery of the 
State of Illinois on May 2, 1883, Insignia No. 2675. ^^ 
June 14, 1906, he nominated his nephew, William Browne 
Hale, son of William E. Hale, as his successor. 

Lieut. Hale died at the age of seventy-six (76) on 
October 16, 19 14. 

William B. Hale, 
Edward D. Redington, 
Jared W. Young, 



Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Bloomington, Illinois, November 12, 1914. 

-■-' DICK, a Companion of this Commandery, was born at 
Tiffin, Ohio, February 22, 1829, and died at Bloomington, 
Illinois, November 12, 19 14. He was a son of John Adam 
and Anna Elizabeth (Dinkleburg) Dick. His father immi- 
grated from Bavaria, Germany, in 1826. He had held a gov- 
ernment position in his native country, but during the Prus- 
sian Revolution in that country immigrated to the United 
States and, after a residence of two years in Tiffin, moved 
to Cincinnati, where he became editor of a German news- 
paper. The father, as well as the son, was intensely Ameri- 



can and left behind him in his native country any notions 
of miHtarism as a basis of government. 

Our companion grew into manhood in Ohio and received 
such an education as was to be gained from the public 
schools in Cincinnati. He was not what would be termed 
a liberally educated man, but during his whole life was a 
reader of the best authors and a student of men and always 
kept himself thoroughly informed as to current events. In 
very early boyhood he was an enthusiast on military matters 
and took a great interest in the volunteer military organiza- 
tions that existed in his home city. His boy friends always 
recognized him as a leader and any opinions he had on mili- 
tary affairs were law to them. When in his sixteenth year a 
juvenile military company was organized, known as the 
Cincinnati Cadet's^^' jf red Dick, as he was then called, was 
chosen Captain. In this office while he maintained proper 
discipline he was as willing to perform the hard work that 
came to him as he was to bear the honors of his position. 
Not only those who came to know him as a soldier and 
officer in the Civil War, but those that have known him 
in his maturer years, can easily understand the firmness and 
thoroughness with which he handled this boy company. 

After finishing his public school education while a very 
young man, he engaged in the tobacco business in Attica, In- 
diana, conducting also a store at Bloomington, Illinois. At 
the first call for troops by President Lincoln in 1861, he or- 
ganized Company D, 20th Regiment Indiana Volunteers and 
was chosen Captain. While in this regiment he participated 
in the engagements between the Merrimac, Cumberland and 
Congress and in May, 1862, took part in the capture of Nor- 
folk, Virginia. He was also in the second Bull Run Cam- 
paign, winning distinction at Fair Oaks, Seven Days Fight, 
Manassas and Chantilly. In 1862 he was commissioned 
Lieutenant Colonel of the 86th Indiana Volunteer Infantry 
and his service subsequently to the close of the war was con- 


nected with the Army of the Cumberland. When he joined 
the 86th Indiana he was an entire stranger to all but a very 
few. The whole regiment soon knew him thoroughly as an 
officer and at once respected and admired him for his sol- 
dierly qualities. He was not a man who had many intimate 
associates. He was quiet and modest, but back of his quiet 
demeanor possessed sterling qualities of heart and head, 
which endeared him very much to his officers and men. 

In form and physique he impressed the men at once as 
one on whom they could rely and, whether in the storm and 
stress of battle, on the march or in camp or bivouac the im- 
pression early formed of his worth as a soldier grew upon 
officers and men. In January, 1863, he was promoted to 
Colonel of the Regiment and later was assigned to the com- 
mand of the Second Brigade, Third Division, 21st Corps, of 
the above mentioned army. He especially distinguished 
himself during the three days' battle at Chickamauga and at 
the storming of Missionary Ridge. He led his men up that 
precipitous hill in the face of leaden hail from the Confed- 
erate rifle pit that crowned the summit. The flag of the 
regiment, containing 86 bullet holes, and stafif broken by 
other shots, is now in the State House at IndianapoHs. 
Speaking of this assault in which five Color Bearers were 
killed. Gen. Gordon Granger, who commanded the Corps, in 
a letter to our companion said: *T am constrained to ex- 
press my own admiration for your noble conduct and I am 
proud to tell you that the veteran generals from other fields 
who witnessed your heroic bearing, place assault and 
triumph among the most brilliant achievements of the war." 
He was in all the important battles of the Atlanta Campaign 
and in 1865 was brevetted Brig. Gen'l by Congress for meri- 
torious service on the field. During his service he took part 
in 105 minor and major engagements and was thrice 
wounded in action. 

On his return to Bloomington after the war he engaged 


in the wholesale tobacco business which he conducted until 
1873 when he was appointed Postmaster at Bloomington and 
held that office for twelve years. 

General Dick was one of the organizers and director of 
the Peoples Bank at Bloomington and an organizer and Vice 
President of McLean County Bank. 

He took a great interest in all soldiers' organizations and 
was one of the organizers of the Local Post of the Grand 
Army of the RepubHc at Bloomington and for a number of 
years was a member of the Visiting Committee of the 
Soldiers Orphan Home at Normal. 

He was prominent in both Masonic and Odd Fellow 
circles, holding many offices in those orders. He was mar- 
ried July 14, 1853, to Anna Meyers, of Cincinnati, a woman 
of superior virtues and whose life abounded in deeds of 
kindness, charity and affection. Of their nine children only 
one lived to maturity. Mrs. Dick died in November, 1878, 
and in 1881 Gen. Dick married Emma Rankin Kimball, of 
Whitefield, New Hampshire, who survives him with three 

Edward D. Redington, 
Walter R. Robbins, 
Stephen A. Thayer, 



Captain Ninth Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Born November ii, 1830, 

in Lebanon, Madison County, Nezv York. Died 

November 26, 19 14. 

ENTERED the service as Sergeant 9th Iowa Vol. In- 
fantry and was successively promoted to ist Lieutenant 
and Captain in the same regiment, and maistered from the 
service as a Captain July 18, 1865. 

The 9th Iowa was formed at Dubuque and proceeded 
to St. Louis in October, 1861 ; became a part of Gen. Cur- 
tis' army of the S. W. in the battle of Pea Ridge, March 
7-8, 1862, where the regiment lost heavily. Next became 
a part of Gen. Carr's Division. They marched down the 
White River through Arkansas to Helena where they 



joined Gen. Sherman's Army and went down the river 
Chickasaw Bayou, then to Arkansas Post, Milliken's Bend, 
Grand Gulf near Vicksburg, Jackson and Vicksburg. In 
October, 1863, moved up the river to Memphis and then 
overland to Chattanooga. In Osterhaus' Division in the 
battle of Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge and the advance 
on Ringgold. In February the regiment reenlisted and be- 
came a veteran regiment. In May the Atlanta campaign 
began with the battles of Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Moun- 
tain, Atlanta, Jonesboro and to the Sea, then through the 
Carolinas, Bentonville, Goldsboro and Raleigh, N. C, then 
through Virginia to Richmond and Washington and the 
grand review. The regiment was then sent to Louisville 
for discharge and muster out July 18, 1865. 


Second Lieutenant Third Illinais Cavalry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Fairlmry, Illinois, November 2g, 1914. ' 

CAPTAIN JOHN ZIMMERMAN, was born July 24, 
1837, at Marbach, Wiirttemberg, Germany, and died 
November 29, 1914, at Fairbury, Illinois. 

Young Zimmerman came to the United States with his 
parents when only three years old, and settled in Crawford 
County, Ohio. The family removed to Illinois in 1848, 
and settled in La Salle County, near Marseilles, where he 
worked on a farm during the summer and attended a 
country school in the winter. 

At the age of 16, he left home, and learned the trade 
of a harness maker. In 1858, he moved to Pontiac, Liv- 



ingston County, continuing in the same line of business. 
In 1859, he moved to Fairbury, remaining there until 
July, 1861. 

On hearing of the disastrous battle of Bull Run, he 
gave up his business and recruited a Company of Cavalry ; 
on August 7, 1861, at the organization of the 3d Regiment, 
Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, he was elected Second Lieuten- 
ant of Company K. During the fall of that year, and the 
spring of 1862, the regiment served in the department of 
Missouri, and was engaged in the Battle of Pea Ridge. 
After being absent in the fall of that year on sick leave, 
he returned to his regiment at Memphis. The absence of 
his Captain and First Lieutenant, put him in command of 
his Company from September, 1862, until August, 1863. 
His regiment was in the Vicksburg campaign and at the 
capture of Arkansas Post, and in the siege of Vicksburg, 
during the summer of 1863 until its surrender. 

Although absent a great deal of the time with sickness 
after the surrender of Vicksburg, he was determined to stay 
with his men as long as he could, and took part in the battles 
of Champion Hills and of Black River Ridge. 

After the surrender of Vicksburg, the army went to 
Jackson, Mississippi. At Pearl River, while placing pickets, 
Lieut. Zimmerman was wounded by a rebel lying in am- 
bush. In addition to the wojunds, his old trouble came 
upon him, and he was obliged to resign on August 7, 1863. 

Soon after his return, he engaged in the drug business 
in Fairbury, and in 1866, was married to Sarah E. Heusler, 
of Gratoit, Ohio. In 1887, he retired from the drug busi- 
ness, and turned his attention to farming. 

In 1889, he was elected to the office of Police Magis- 
trate in the City of Fairbury, holding this office until 1913. 
In 1892 he was elected Coroner of the County, holding 
the office for one term. 


His wife survives him, but there were no children born 
to them. 

Edward D. Redington, 
Simeon H. Crane, 
Jared W. Young, 


Tlic Commandcry never had a 
Photograph of this Companion. 


Captain and Brevet Major United States Army. Born at Hartford, 
Connecticut, February i, 1843. Died December 7, 191 4. 

ENTERED the service as private Co. "A" ist Conn. Vol. 
Inf. Commissioned ist Lieut. i6th U. S. Infantry, May 
14, 1861. Brevetted Captain for gallant and meritorious 
service in the battles of Shiloh and Murfreesboro, Tenn., 
Dec. 31, 1862; Brevet Major U. S. A. March 13, 1865, for 
faithful and meritorious service during the war. Resigned 
from the Army April 30, 1880. 

As an officer served in the battles of Shiloh and Mur- 
freesboro, Tenn., all campaigns of the Army of the Cum- 
berland, Army of the Ohio, Regular Brigade Army of the 
Cumberland; Regular Brigade, ist Division, 14th A. C, 
Buell's Kentucky Campaign; Rosencrans' Tennessee Cam- 
paign; Inspector General Regular Brigade; No wounds; 
and as enlisted man in the Department of Washington. 



Major One Hundred and Twenty-third Illinois Infantry Brevet Lieu- 

tetmnf Colonel, United States Volunteers. Died at Springfield, 

Illinois, December 15, 1914. 

Newark, New Jersey, March 8, 1838, and died at Spring- 
field, Illinois, December 15, 1914. He was preceded in 
death by his wife. They left no offspring. 

His parents were both of Irish birth. He was one of 
a family of five boys and three girls, of whom a brother 
and sister survive. His father was a tanner by trade and 
was enabled to raise his large family in comfort and to 
give them all an education very superior to his own. Major 



Connolly was educated at Selby Academy, Ohio, and studied 
law. in the office of Judge Andrew K. Dunn, whose sister he 
married February 7, 1863. She was the aunt of the Hon. 
Frank K. Dunn, at present a very able and distinguished 
member of the Supreme Court of this state. Our late 
Companion was admitted to the bar of Ohio in 1859, and 
after practicing for a year in Ohio with his brother-in-law, 
Judge Dunn, he came to Illinois in i860, located at Charles- 
ton and entered upon the active practice of his profession 
to which, with the exception of three most intense years 
in the service of his country, he devoted all the years of a 
long life and in which he achieved distinction and great 

In 1862 the 123d Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infan- 
try was raised, largely in Coles County. For this regiment 
he recruited a company of which he was elected Captain 
and on the organization of the regiment for muster-in he 
was elected and was mustered in as Major and with it he 
participated in the battles of Perryville, October 8, 1862, 
and of Milton, Tennessee, March 20, 1863. Afterwards 
his regiment was mounted and became part of Wilder's 
Brigade of Mounted Infantry, Army of the Cumberland, 
and served with it in all its scouts, marches and fights, in- 
cluding the battle of Chickamauga, September 19 and 20, 
1863. The Major's aggressive Irish instinct for fighting 
was always in evidence and his conduct and bearing were 
such as won for him the repeated notice and approval of 
his superior officers. He was soon detailed as Inspector 
General of Reynolds' Division, 14th Army Corps and when 
the division was later consolidated with Brannan's, under 
the command of that distinguished veteran soldier, Major 
General Absalom Baird, Major Connolly became part of 
Baird's military family and continued as Inspector General 
of this well-known fighting division until the end of the 
war. With it he engaged in the battles of Mission Ridge, 


Atlanta Campaign, Jonesboro, The March to the Sea, and 
thence through the Carohnas to the final battle at Benton- 
ville. On Baird's staff he rode in the historic review of 
Sherman's army at Washington and was mustered out at 
Springfield, Illinois, July ii, 1865. 

For gallantry in action at Bentonville he was brevetted 
Lieutenant Colonel March 13, 1865. But Bentonville was, 
as we have seen, only one, the last one, of the several 
bloody and important engagements in which he bore the 
part of a gallant and fearless officer and soldier. His diary 
of the March to the Sea, which it has been our privilege 
to read, tells a modest but most interesting story of the more 
notable events of that most notable campaign, part of 
which he was and most of which he saw; and especially 
as to the share in it of Baird's heroic division. 

Whether in march, camp, review or on the battle line 
Major Connolly met every duty and demand upon him with 
a courage and soldierly bearing which came of his fighting 
race and which marked his later long and highly successful 
career as a lawyer, legislator and Member of Congress. He 
carried with him into private life and into the practice of 
his profession, (which on being mustered out he at once 
resumed at Charleston), the military traits of close, orderly 
and prompt attention to details. Naturally highly endowed, 
his industry made him master of the intricacies of the law 
and easily one of the leaders of the bar, first at Charles- 
ton and afterwards at Springfield. 

The marked success which attended his efforts as a 
lawyer matched well his soldierly record. The warm ap- 
preciation in which he was held by his fellow citizens was 
evidenced by the fact of his election and re-election to the 
legislature of the State, in the councils of which, as a 
member of the judiciary committee, he soon reached a high 

Tn 1876 President Grant appointed him United States 


District Attorney for the Southern District of lUinois, to 
which office he was reappointed by President Hayes and 
after an interval, during the administration of Grover Cleve- 
land, he was reappointed for the third time by President 
Harrison. He served most efficiently and acceptably in this 
important office for more than thirteen years, in the course 
of which he was tendered, but declined, the more responsible 
position of Solicitor of the United States Treasury. Mean- 
while he successfully engaged in and built up a large and 
remunerative general practice in the Courts of the State 
and of the United States. 

On the death of United States District Judge, Hon. Wil- 
liam J. Allen, Major Connolly was proposed by his friends 
to President McKinley as one in every way fit for that 
high judicial position. In his legitimate aspirations for 
that office he had the support of men distinguished both at 
the bar and in public life. 

A Republican in party allegiance he was twice elected 
to Congress from the Springfield district, in which his party 
normally has always been in a minority. He had the honor 
also of a large party support for the office of Governor. 

He was a member of Stephenson Post, Grand Army of 
the Republic, of which he was several times Commander 
and from which, as a crowning honor of his service as a 
soldier, he was elected Department Commander of the 
organization in the State of Illinois. 

For more than forty years he was a resident of Spring- 
field was one of its best known, most influential and useful 

He was buried by his comrades under the simple but 
impressive ceremonial of the Grand Army in the presence 
of many leading citizens. The Bar of Springfield attended 
his funeral in a body and with the cordial approval of the 
Courts, both Federal and State, placed of record a warm 


tribute to his virtues from which we here quote with our 
full approval : 

*'Thus in youth and manhood, in peace and war, in 
public and professional life, without adventitious aid, rely- 
ing solely on his own'ability and pluck, he won his way to 
front rank as a lawyer, soldier, law-maker, prosecutor and 
public spirited citizen. With all the fine virtues of his racial 
ancestry and be it said with some of the failings, he was 
high minded, incorruptible, dauntless in courage, adroit, able 
and learned as a lawyer, eloquent as an advocate and orator, 
loyal in his friendships, outspoken and aggressively fearless 
in opposition to the things he disliked or hated, but withal 
and through all loved, respected and honored, he went his 
way, through a long and useful life leaving no place for 
tears at its peaceful end." 

"To us, his elder brethren at the bar, he is now but a 
sweet and happy memory. To our younger associates he 
leaves for their profit and emulation an example of honesty, 
courage and loyal and faithful endeavor in all of life's op- 
portunities, obligations and duties." 

Bluford Wilson, 
Edward S. Johnson, 



Fii'st Lieutenant First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery. 

BORN September 24, 1840, in London, England. Died 
at Chicago, Illinois, December 11, 1914. 
Lieut. Wallis enlisted as a private in the 12th Batt. Wis. 
Light Artillery on August 21, 1862, for the period of three 
years. On September 22, 1864, he was commissioned ist 
Lieut, in Company "U' of the 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artil- 
lery and remained with that regiment until discharged on the 
26th day of June, 1865. 

He participated in the battles of luka, Corinth, Ray- 
mond, Jackson, Champion Hill and Black River Ridge, 
Miss., the seige of Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge and at the 
defenses of Washington, D. C. 



Lieut. Wallis came to this country from England with 
his parents in 185 1. The family settled in Janesville, Wis- 
consin, where young Wallis received his education. After 
his muster from service at the close of the war he came 
to Chicago in search of employment. Later he engaged in 
the wholesale jewelry business which he continued for 
nearly forty years. He was a member of Columbia Post 
(t. a. R., was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Hes- 
peria Lodge, and the Illinois Club. He is survived by his 
wife, three sons and two daughters. 


Hereditary Companion. 

EDWARD A. BIGELOW was the second eldest brother 
of Captain Henry Eastman Bigelow, a member of this 
Commandery, who died at Chicago, IlHnois, June ii, 1887. 
He was himself a veteran of the great war, having served 
as a private in Company "F", 68th Ohio Vol. Infantry from 
December, 1863, to July, 1865, and taking part in the Atlanta 
campaign, the Hood raid, March to the Sea and through 
the Carolinas with Gen. Sherman. All of this when at the 
age of fourteen years, he having been born in Zanesville, 
Ohio, August 18, 1849. 

At the time of his discharge in 1865 Private Bigelow was 



sixteen years of age, but nevertheless was offered appoint- 
ment by General Sherman to West Point, which he de- 
clined. He served as a Major in Q. M. Corps during the 
Spanish-American war and died Dec. i8, 1914. 

2^ he Conuna?idery never had a 
Photograph of this Conipaiiion. 


Second Lieutenant Tivelfth Independent Battery, New York Light 

Artillery. Born in Washington County, Nezv York, June 

5, 1831. Died .December 31, 1914. 

ENLISTED on the 12th day of October, 1861, as a 2nd 
Lieut, in the 12th Independent Battery, New York 
Light Artillery for the period of three years. Mustered into 
the service of the \J. S. December 20, 1861, and honorably 
discharged and mustered out of the service April 17, 1863. 
Service in the Forts and Defences of Washington, 
D. C. 



Captain Seventeenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Born at 
Boston, Massachusetts, August 21, 1838. Died at Chicago, Illi- 
nois, February 11, 191 5. 

ELECTED an Original Companion of the First Class 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, No- 
vember 5, 1906. Insignia No. 15 181. 

He entered the service as 2nd Lieutenant 17th Massa- 
chusetts Volunteer Infantry July 22, 1861. Promoted to 
1st Lieutenant December 13, 1861. Promoted to Captain 
May 13, 1864. Promoted to Major June 16, 1865, but not 
mustered. Honorably mustered out July ir, 1865. 

He was engaged in the following battles and actions : 
Kingston, Whitehall, Gold.^boro, Winton, Blounts Mills, 
New Berne, Wies Forks, Red House, Swift Creek, Gum 
Swamp, Trenton, Merritt's House, and Pollocksville, all the 
above in the State of North Carolina. 



Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Eustis, Florida, January 15, 19 15. 

COLONEL and Brevet Brigadier General John Irving 
Rinaker, a member of this Commandery, was born in 
Baltimore, Md., November i, 1830. His parents died dur- 
ing the cholera epidemic in the year 1832. He was then 
cared for and supported by Mrs. Anna Weston, a worthy 
woman who had assisted his parents during their fatal ill- 
ness, until the Fall of 1836, when her brother, John T. 
Alden, a farmer residing near* Springfield, 111., took him 
to his home in IlHnois, where our Companion remained 
about four years. He then went alone across the prairie to 
Franklin, in Morgan county, Illinois, where he worked for 



several farmers, at first doing chores for his support, and 
afterwards for small wages, which he prudently saved. He 
was a great reader, a good student, and had a retentive 
memory. He attended the common schools, when he had 
an opportunity, during the winters. In the year 1847 ^^^ 
entered Illinois College for several months, and then went 
to McKendree College, from which he graduated in the 
year 1851. After his graduation he taught school in that 
institution and in country schools for two years. In the 
year 1853 he moved, or Father went, to Carlinville, 111., 
where he lived during the remainder of his life. He studied 
la.w in the office and under the direction of John M. Palmer, 
afterwards Governor of Illinois and United States Senator 
from that State. In 1854 he passed his required examina- 
tion and was admitted to the bar, and from that time en- 
gaged in the active practice of his profession until his death, 
except the period of nearly three years of his service in the 
army. During the last thirty-six years of his life, Thomas 
Rinaker, his son, a member of this Commandery, was his 

October 16, 1855, our Companion was married to Clarissa 
Keplinger, of which union five children were born, one of 
whom died in infancy, and four sons, all of whom are still 

Our Companion was a convincing speaker, and during the 
winter of the year 1861-1862 he devoted much time in mak- 
ing addresses and aiding in the enlistment of recruits. In 
the summer of 1862 severe defeats of the Union Army in a 
number of important battles caused a feeling of depression 
in the North, and enthusiasm gave way to a realization of 
actual conditions. Then our Companion was confronted 
with a serious question: "Why don't I enlist, and if I do, 
who will care for my wife and two small, dependent chil- 
dren?" But the call of President Lincoln, on July 6, 1862, 
for three hundred thousand men, settled the question, and 


in August, 1862, he enlisted, and he induced a thousand 
other brave men to join him in the organization which be- 
came the 122nd Ilhnois, and of which he was elected its 
Colonel. The regiment was mustered into the service of 
the United States, September 4, 1862. On the 8th of 
October that regiment was ordered sent to Trenton, Tenn. ; 
then to Jackson, Tenn. ; then to Corinth, Trenton, Holly 
Springs, Humboldt, luka, and Eastport, in each of which 
places Colonel Rinaker was made Post .Commander. 

December 31, 1862, he was in command of the Union 
forces in the battle at Parker's Crossroad, where he was 
severely wounded, a bone of his left leg being badly 
splintered, and which wound kept him out of active service 
for some months. His regiment participated in the battle of 
Nashville, December 15th and i6th, 1864. He commanded 
the first brigade, 2d Division, i6th Army Corps in the 
assault and capture of the rebel works at Fort Blakely, 
Mobile, April 9, 1865, and received the swords of Generals 
Thomas, Lidell, and Cockerell, upon their surrender. He 
was made Brevet Brigadier General March 13, 1865, to take 
effect February 13, 1865, and was mustered out of service 
and honorably discharged July 15, 1865. 

Upon his return to his home and the little family at 
Carlinville, he resumed the practice of his profession. He 
was an excellent lawyer, careful, studious and faithful, 
one who fully observed the highest ethics of his profession. 
In 1872 he was tendered the position of United States 
Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, but declined 
it. He was elected Presidential elector for his district in 
1872, and headed the electoral ticket of his State as elector- 
at-large in 1876. In 1894 he was elected to Congress from 
his district, where the nominal majority of the opposition 
party was nearly 6,000. He was much interested in educa- 
tional matters. For years he served as chairman of the 
Board of Education of Carlinville, and for many years was 


a member of the Board of Trustees of McKendree College, 
which college conferred upon him the degree of LL.D. He 
was a patron and a liberal contributor to Blackburn Uni- 
versity at Carlinville, where he established a fund, the in- 
come of which is devoted to the assistance of those who, 
like himself, began life in very adverse circumstances. He 
was a member of the Illinois Bar Association from 1878 to 
the time of his death, and of the American Bar Associa- 
tion for many years. He was a member of the Grand 
Army of the Republic, and was a Mason. He was elected 
a Companion of the First Class of the Military Order of 
the Loyal Legion of the United States, through the Com- 
mandery of Illinois, February 13, 1890, his Insignia being 
No. 7698. 

For a number of years prior to his death he spent the 
winters in Eustis, Fla., where he died January 15, 191 5. 
He was a brave soldier, an upright man, a patriotic and 
true American. 

To his children and descendants the members of this 
Commandery extend their sympathy. 

Mrs. Rinaker, his wife, died September 5, 1920, at Carlin- 

Thomas E. Milchrist, 
John Young, 
Walter R. Robbins, 



'Captain Seventy-second Illinois Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Chicago, Illinois, February 13, 1915. 

ROSWELL HENRY MASON, estimable Companion 
and most efficient Recorder of the Commandery of 
the State of IlHnois, honored member of the Commandery 
in Chief of the MiHtary Order of the Loyal Legion of the 
United States, and some years a valued member of the 
Council in Chief of that Supreme body ; gallant soldier, up- 
right citizen, accomplished gentleman and well-beloved 
friend, was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on December 
31, 1841, and died at Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, Febru- 
ary 13, 1915. 

When patriotism becomes incarnate, when it animates 



the soul of a loyal, courageous man, then it is no longer an 
abstraction of thought, it is a dynamic. As in the military 
service, so in the civil life of Captain Mason, when he once 
clearly apprehended the truth, it possessed him. It was the 
very life of his Hfe — it was himself. From the ''Assembly" 
call in 1861 to the sounding of the ''Taps" at Appomattox 
in the red days of the Civil War, Companion Mason was 
in it and of it active and efficient. 

Roswell B. Mason had come to Chicago in 1852 to fill 
the position of Chief Engineer in the construction of the 
Illinois Central Railroad, and at the outbreak of the Civil 
War Companion Mason was serving on his father's staflf 
as a surveyor, but when the call for troops was made by 
President Lincoln, he resigned his civic duties and enrolled 
his name on July 27, 1861, as a private in Battery B, ist 
Regiment Illinois Volunteer Artillery, and was discharged 
from the service by reason of disability in August, 1861. 
He again enlisted and was mustered into service as private 
Company A, 72nd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry on 
August 15, 1862. He was promoted to Sergeant June 30, 
1863; to 1st Lieutenant July 28, 1863, and to Captain 
December 3, 1864. He was honorably discharged from 
service on June i, 1865. The 72nd was one of the fighting 
regiments of the great armies of the West, and its military 
history stands synonymous with bravery and gallant per- 
formance of duty — a magnificent detail of the glorious 
campaigns of the "Army of the Tennessee." Captain 
Mason's record parallels the tales of heroism and 
stalwart service that have been written of his regiment, his 
brigade, his division, and his Army Corps, as they followed 
the leadership of Grant, Thomas and Sherman. After leav- 
ing the Army, Companion Mason returned to his old posi- 
tion. In 1877 he was appointed by President Hayes as 
surveyor-general of the then Territory of Montana. In 
1883 he was appointed general manager of the P. & I. R. 


R. Co. of Florida. He later served as assistant general 
manager of one of the largest bonding and security com- 
panies in the United States. When the Cook County Jury 
Commission was organized in 1897 he was appointed chief 
clerk of that body and served continuously in that position 
until his death. 

When the Commandery of the State of Illinois was 
organized on May 8, 1879, by the fourteen charter members 
who held diplomas from the Commanderies of Pennsyl- 
vania, New York and Massachusetts, Companion Mason 
was the first member elected by ballot. He was a member 
of the Council in 1890; Registrar, 1894-1895, and Recorder 
from 1896 to 191 5. As recorder of this Commandery and 
as a member of the Council in Chief of the Commandery 
in Chief, he was conscientiously devoted to their best inter- 
ests. His desire and work and affiliation being always 
based on a high standard of honor in the interpretation of 
the by-laws and constitution of the order, with the purpose 
that the organization should be maintained on a plane in 
keeping with the patriotic sense and the high ideals which 
dominated its conception and realization, and the fact of his 
election and re-election to the office of Recorder for the 
nineteen years preceding his death is the best evidence that 
his efforts and accomplishments in that position must have 
been highly appreciated. 

Friendship is a glorious thing. He who reveals by 
thoughtful and energetic action its sublime possibilities is 
a benefactor, and *'Ross" Mason was a past-master in that 
characteristic. He possessed a most subtle and sympathetic 
appreciation of character which made it a delight to be 
admitted into the inner circle of his friendship. He was 
manly and clean of heart and purpose. He had a hatred 
of sham and hypocrisy. He was kind and gentle in his 
attitude toward his fellow men; but he strove to hunt the 
truth about human nature, even though he did not always 
say it aloud. He possessed the well-bred ease of the man 


of the world, with all the essential elements of a gentleman. 
With his intimates he exhibited all those with whom he had 
intercourse, and his sallies of wit were of that rare quality 
which caused enjoyment and never gave rise to wounded 
feelings. His friendships were both exact and humane. He 
parted from his friends in sorrow — true, he might misjudge 
— but so might we — and after all, is not a man's own con- 
science a safe guide? 

He had made a most courageous fight for life through- 
out the seven years of intermittent suffering that preceded 
his demise, having undergone three dangerous surgical 
operations during that period of time, and it was while at 
St. Luke's Hospital for the third time, ''God's finger touched 
him and he slept." He had been out of the world of action 
for several months before his death. As far as his fellow 
men were concerned his life had already ended. Like Heine 
on his ''mattress grave" his only employment was to look 
back over his past deeds and to look forward to dissolution. 
There were no reasons why the look forward should be 
one of apprehension. There were very many reasons why 
the look back should have been one of satisfaction. His 
life had been an honorable one and fraught with enviable 
accomplishment in his military as in his civil record, and 
his name is one with which to conjure kindly deeds and 
affectionate remembrances. 

Companion Mason left surviving him a widow and two 
sons — Elmer and Roy — to wdiom we tender our most pro- 
found sympathy. In the knowledge of our own supreme 
loss of beloved companion and friend we may appreciate 
their tender bereavement, and in consolation we submit this 
memorial with this thought, the life given us by nature is 
short, but the memory of one well spent is eternal. 

John J. Abercrombie, 
Walter R. Robbins, 
Simeon H. Crane, 



Captain Eighth Vermont Infantry, United States Volunteers. Died 
at Champaign, Illinois, February 13, 1915. 

AFTER a long life, wholly devoted to the public service 
as soldier, college professor, and business manager 
of a great University, Captain Shattuck, formerly of the 
6th Massachusetts and the 8th Vermont Infantry, died at 
Champaign, Illinois, February 13, 191 5, when within five 
days of his seventy- fourth birthday. 

Captain Shattuck was a soldier by inheritance and by 
family tradition and association. His father, grandfather, 
and great grandfather were all officers in the colonial or 
the national armies. -His great-grandfather, commissioned 



by King George III, was a staff officer at Cambridge when 
Washington took command in 1775, and his father and 
grandfather were in the American army during the War of 
1812. Seven of the first sixteen captains of the second 
oldest niihtia company in Massachusetts, organized in his 
native town of Groton in 1778, and still in existence there, 
bore the name of Shattuck. At the outbreak of the Civil 
War this was one of the companies of the famous 6th 
Massachusetts, the first to enter Washington in 1861, at- 
tacked en route by a mob in Baltimore, through which it 
fought its way with the loss of four killed and thirty-six 
wounded. Captain Shattuck's father, although nearly sev- 
enty years of age, was its lieutenant-colonel in 1861, and 
three of his sons were in the regiment under him. 

Samuel W. Shattuck, twenty years old at the time, was 
professor of mathematics and military tactics in Norwich 
University, Vermont, but also sergeant-major of this regi- 
ment. Summoned by telegraph to join it for the march to 
Washington, he left for the front April 18, escorted to the 
train by a corps of his cadets, three days after President 
Lincoln's first call for troops. He was mustered into the 
national service at Washington, and served with his regi- 
ment in that neighborhood until the expiration of its three 
months' term of enlistment, when he returned to his col- 
lege duties at Norwich, his teaching of military tactics no 
doubt made much more realistic by his brief experience at 
the front. 

Persons in responsible public positions of this descrip- 
tion are not easily spared even in time of Civil War, and 
it was not until the strenuous recruiting campaign of 1863 
summoned to the standard re-inforcements by the hundred 
thousand that Professor Shattuck was again drawn into the 
Union Army. This time it was in the 8th Vermont Infantry, 
mustered in for ''three years or during the war." At the 
date of his enlistment, July 22, this regiment was in Louisi- 


ana, recruiting after the fatigues and losses of the siege of 
Port Hudson, but recently ended, in which it had taken an 
active and imix^rtant part. It remained in the vicinity of 
New Orleans until July 5, 1864, when it was transferred by 
sea to the Army of the Potomac in Virginia. 

Professor Shattuck had been made its adjutant October 
20, 1863, and he held this rank during the famous Shenan- 
doah campaign of September and October, 1864, which first 
revealed to the country Sheridan's military genius. Adju- 
tant Shattuck shared with his regiment the desperate fight- 
ing of the battles of Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar 
Creek, in the last of which his horse was killed and he 
was himself severely wounded but continued nevertheless 
with his command. In the first of these battles occurred a 
thrilling episode in which Lieutenant Shattuck played a 
conspicuous part. The first division of the 19th corps, to 
which the 8th Vermont belonged, was preceded in the move- 
ment against the rebel lines by the second division, a part 
of which pushed its charge so far in advance of the general 
line that it was enfiladed from both flanks by the rebel fire 
and driven back in great confusion through the advancing 
first division. The fight would have been lost then and there 
except for the steadiness of this division, which occupied as 
best it could the vacancy thus left, and held the rebel advance 
until Crook could come in with the 8th corps for a flank 
attack on the rebel left. Although ordered merely to hold 
its ground, when the 8th Vermont saw at their right the ad- 
vancing lines of Crook, their colonel, Stephen Thomas, or- 
dered a charge with the bayonet at the double quick. Gen- 
eral officers present shouted ''Halt ;" ''Lie down ;" trying to 
restrain the movement ; but suddenly a stafif officer gal- 
loped forward from the right, pointing with saber at the 
woods which concealed the enemy, and the regiment, fol- 
lowed presently by the 12th Connecticut, swept forward as 
one man in a charge which proved to be the turning point 


of the fight. When asked afterwards who the stafif officer 
was that galloped to the front Colonel Thomas replied that 
it was Adjutant Shattuck, and that the movement was made 
on his initiative, and against the orders of the corps comman- 
der. Its brilliant success was its ample justification. 

A vacancy arising in the captaincy of Co. H of his regi- 
ment, Adjutant Shattuck was made captain of that company 
November 24, 1864; and his colonel, being at the time a 
brigade commander, he was detailed as assistant adjutant 
general of the second brigade. In this capacity he served 
also on the stafifs of General Davis, of New York; General 
McMillan, of Indiana, and General Lewis Grant, of Ver- 
mont, returning to his regiment only to be mustered out with 
it June 28, 1865. 

Captain Shattuck was, in fact, a soldier of the staff-officer 
type, and was little likely to be permitted to serve in the line, 
wnth his regiment. Thorough, exact, resourceful, indefatig- 
able, loyal, and unselfish to a degree, he was always ready 
to subordinate his own interests to the success of an enter- 
prise, and to contribute to a common cause services for 
which some more conspicuous officer might derive the 
greater honor. It was in this same spirit also that he after- 
wards served the University of Illinois for nearly forty years 
as its principal financial officer, under the successive titles 
of business agent, business manager, and comptroller, but 
really the chief of staff to its president. 

Captain Shattuck's military activities did not end with his 
discharge from the army, for, returning to his former place 
at Norwich as professor of mathematics and military tac- 
tics, he not only taught the military art to the students of 
his college, but he served his state as its inspector general, 
with the rank of colonel in the state militia; and when he 
came to Illinois in 1868 as a member of the first faculty 
of its state university, it was as assistant professor of mathe- 
matics, instructor in military tactics, and first commandant 


of the University corps of cadets. He was thus the actual 
founder of the mihtary department of the University of 
Illinois, the students of which now constitute the largest 
university cadet corps in the world. 

His service to his university in its business office and 
as head of its department of mathematics, has been amply 
acknowledged and fully reported elsewhere, and it will 
suffice here to say that it was of the highest order of useful- 
ness. Put into a place where for many years he regularly 
met and dealt with every student and every member of the 
corps of instruction, he had an extraordinary opportunity 
to make his mark upon the standards and ideals of the 
institution when it was in its formative stage. 

When his health began to fail in 1912 he was retired 
on a Carnegie pension. Painful and rapidly increasing dis- 
abilities were endured for the next three years with Chris- 
tian patience and soldierly courage, and he died beloved 
and honored by all his colleagues and by hundreds of his 
former students scattered all over the world. His enduring 
monument is in the institutions of his country which he 
helped to preserve and strengthen, and in the great Uni- 
versity into whose foundations he built the labors of a 
scholar, the principles of a high grade man of business, and 
the ideals of a brave soldier and a gentleman of the old 

Stephen A. Forbes, 
Francis M. Wright, 
Hazen S. Capron, 



Captain One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Illinois Infantry, United 
States Volunteers. Died at Neoga, Illinois, March 5, 1915. 

^^ born at Paris, III, July 13, 1839. He joined the Pres- 
byterian Church in i860, and was choir leader and an officer 
of the church, and retained his membership until his death. 
He enlisted April 28, 1861 ; was mustered into the serv- 
ice of the State of IlHnois, May 10, 1861, at Mattoon. He 
was mustered into U. S. service for three years at Spring- 
field, June 15, 1861, as private Co. B., 21st 111.; Col. U. 
S. Grant commanding, and was detailed as clerk at Col. 
Grant's headquarters. October 20, was in the battle of Fred- 
ericktown, Mo. ; was in the siege of Corinth, Miss., and at 



the engagement at Roonville, Miss., May 30, 1862. Joined 
General Buell at Murfreesboro, Tenn., September i, 1862. 
Followed Bragg's army through Kentucky and was at 
the battles of Perrysville and Chaplain Hill, Ky., October 
7 and 8, 1862, and Lancaster, October 12. Was wounded 
at Pruett's Knob, Ky., November i, 1862. Was in the battle 
of Stone's River, Tenn., December 26, 1862, and January 
2, 1863. Was sent to hospital at Nashville, Tenn., and was 
honorably discharged on Surgeon's Certificate of disability, 
March 28, 1863. June 6, 1863, was commissioned Second 
Lieutenant, U. S. Secret Service, and assigned to duty in 
Illinois and Indiana watching Knights of the Golden Circle, 
and arresting deserters. 

June 6, 1864, he was commissioned Captain Co. I, 135th 
111. Infantry and served till September 26, 1864, when he 
was honorably discharged. 

On his return from the army in 1863 he was appointed 
Postmaster of Neoga, 111., by President Lincoln. He re- 
signed to take the position of Captain in the 135th 111. He 
was re-appointed Postmaster of Neoga by Presidents Mc- 
Kinley, Roosevelt and Taft, serving nearly fourteen years. 

He served eight years as Lieutenant Colonel of the 8th 
Regiment National Guard of Illinois. 

He organized the Grand Army Post of Neoga and com- 
manded the Post ten consecutive years. He was Junior Vice 
Commander of the Department of Illinois, G. A. R., and was 
an honored member of the Commandery of Illinois, Loyal 
Legion of the United States. 

He was prominent in Masonic afifairs, having been a 
member of the order fifty-two years. 

Captain Ewing was married September 29, 1863, to Miss 
Hannah Ellen Morrison. 

He is survived by his widow, his daughters Mrs. F. J. 
Brown, Payson, 111., Mrs. Grace Kennelworth, Los Angeles, 


Cal., and Mrs. Florence Sutton of Chicago, and by one son 
Mr. C. C. Ewing of Neoga. 

Colonel Ewing died at Payson, 111., March 14, 191 5, and 
was buried at Neoga, March 18, 1915. 

During his life he occupied an enviable position in the 
social, religious, business. Masonic and Grand Army life in 
the community where he lived and his influence was always 
exerted for the highest and best interests of the home and 
the community, and his death caused profound regret 
amongst all the best people of Cumberland County. 

A distinguished soldier, a dignified citizen, a courteous 
gentleman, a loving husband and father, his memory will 
long be revered. 

Robert Mann Woods, 
Matthew M. Peters, 
Edward S. Johnson, 



Captain One Hundred and Seventh Illinois Infantry, United States 
Volunteers. Died at Findlay, Ohio, April 15, 1915. 

/CONSPICUOUS in the ranks of that honored roll of 
^^ patriotic men, who so nobly responded to the call of 
our nation, is the name of our late Companion, Albert J. 
Blackford, who passed from this life into one of eternal joy 
on the nth day of April, 19 15, at Findlay, Ohio, and was 
buried there in Maple Grove cemetery. 

Companion Blackford was born at Findlay, Ohio, August 
10, 1843. I^ 1859 he moved to Clinton, 111. Being a printer 
by vocation, he commenced the publication of a newspaper. 
Later, believing Centralia, 111., offered a larger field for his 
activities, he moved there and became the editor of the 



Egyptian Republican. During this particular period there 
was a strong pro Southern feeling in this locality, inimical 
to the strong Union sentiments, ably and forcibly expressed 
by Editor Blackford in the columns of the Egyptian Repub- 

The tocsin of war — a dissolution of the Union — between 
the North and the South proclaimed on the rostrum and in 
the public press, was rife. The voice of the Egyptian Re- 
publican rang in no uncertain tones against the proposed 
dominance of the Union by the pro slavery advocates, whose 
sentiments were repugnant to Editor Blackford. This com- 
munity was not then ready, as it was later, to give substan- 
tial support to a newspaper holding political sentiments so 
much in conflict with their own. Partly for this reason, 
but probably more for a sentimental one, he returned to 
Clinton, where he interested himself in a general merchan- 
dise store. Not long after his return to Clinton, he became 
engaged to be married to Miss Mary E. Taylor, to whom 
he was married on May 5, 1862. 

Born August 10, 1843. 

Enrolled, August 9, 1862, and was mustered into service 
September 4, 1862, as a private in Company F, 107th Illi- 
nois Infantry. 

Promoted to Sergeant February 10, 1864. 

Promoted to ist Lieutenant April 13, 1864. 

Mustered out June 21, 1865. 

Companion Blackford was with his company and regi- 
ment from organization until the close of the war, except 
while doing staff duty. In 1862 he participated in pursuit 
of General Morgan in his raid through Ohio. Served in 
the campaign in East Tennessee, under General Burnside, 
was in the battles of Huff's Ferry and Campbell's Station — 
in the Knoxville siege — in campaign in East Tennessee 
against General Longstreet. The regiment then moved with 
the 23rd Corps to Chattanooga, Tenn., under General Scho- 


field. Took part in the Georgia campaign under General 
Sherman until after the fall of Atlanta ; then under General 
Thomas, following General Hood back into Tennessee, par- 
ticipating in the battles of Franklin and Nashville. The 
regiment and corps was transferred to Wilmington, N. C., 
and was with General Sherman's Command at Goldsboro — 
surrender of General Johnston's army. The regiment was 
then sent to Salisbury, N. C., where it remained till after 
peace was declared. 

Captain Blackford served as A. A. Inspector General 
on the staff of Major General D, N. Couch, also on the staff 
of General Joseph Cooper, as aide de camp. Was mustered 
out June 21, 1865. 

In the War of the Rebellion he was a typical soldier, in 
civil life, a highly honored citizen. The simplicity and 
beauty of Companion Blackford's character endeared him 
to all who were privileged to know him well. Possessing 
the finer conceptions of life, he lived and breathed them 
in his daily life. To those of our Order who knew him 
well, their recollections will always be of a tender nature. 
To the remaining members of his family we extend our 
heartfelt sympathy. With them we live in the hope, in the 
belief, we shall again take his hand in that after habitation 
where afifliction and parting dwelleth not. 

Walter R. Robbins, 
John C. Neely, 
Edward R. Blake, 



Colonel Twelfth Illinois Infantry, United States Volunteers, 
at Paris, Illinois, April 2/, 1913. 


A S the years go by it happens that one or another of our 
■^ ^ old friends and companions passes through the gate 
that leads to the life to come ; so it has been with one who 
has bivouacked with us, who in the stormy time of civil strife 
gave the best that was in him to the union cause. 

Henry Van Sellar who, at the close of the Civil War, 
was Colonel of the 12th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infan- 
try, died at Paris, Illinois, April 27, 1915. A brave man, 
loyal, energetic, both as citizen and soldier, he commanded 
the respect and love of all who knew him; just and wise 
in his rulings from the bench, he was nevertheless simple, 



unassuming, and compassionate, and these traits brought 
him love of companion, comrade and neighbor, all glad to 
do him honor. He held a deep place in the hearts of his 

When the call for troops came in April, 1861, Colonel 
Van Sellar was one of those who sprang to the colors with 
all enthusiasm and wholeheartedness of one anxious to do 
his part in the great drama just opening. And he did it — 
played it conscientiously. Whatever duty fell to him to do 
was done without question, and with a judgment and care- 
fulness beyond his years. His service as a soldier was with- 
out reproach. 

Henry Van Sellar enrolled as private April 15, 1861. 

Mustered in as first sergeant Co. E, 12th Illinois Infantry, 
Vols., May 2, 1861. 

Second Lieutenant, August i, 1861. 

Captain Co. E., October 18, 1861. 

Lieutenant Colonel 12th 111. Infantry, Feb. 18, 1864. 

Colonel, July 10, 1865. 

He commanded the regiment from January, 1864, until 
he, with the regiment was mustered out in July 19, 1865. 

His service was continuously with his regiment — partici- 
pating in all its battles and campaigns — Donelson, Shiloh, 
luka, Corinth, Atlanta and Sherman's March to the Sea and 
many minor affairs. 

In bivouac — camp — or firing line, he was always in evi- 
dence, always dependable. 

With his return to civil life he resumed the study of 
law that had been interrupted by his service in the army, 
and was soon admitted to the bar, and became one of the 
leading attorneys in his section of the state. 

In 1897 ^^^ w^s elected circuit judge and for six years 
the bench was honored by his incumbency. He never lost 
interest in civic matters. He was the first Mayor of Paris, 
his adopted city. 


He served as state senator from his district and for 
several years he served as alderman. 

His official acts were marked by sound judgment and 
he never lost the confidence and respect of his constituency. 

He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows, and was President of the Odd Fellows' Benefit 
Association of Edgar county for more than twenty years. 
He was a Mason, and an honored member of the G. A. R., 
and for these comrades in arms he never lost his love; his 
advice and his services were freely given, nor was any 
charge ever made to a comrade for these services. His sons, 
law partners, in grateful memory and reverence for their 
father, will continue this practice. 

Forty-four members of the G. A. R. attended the funeral 
services. Many offices in the court house were closed, and 
the circuit court of Coles county adjourned that the bar 
might attend. As a citizen and neighbor he was universally 

Colonel Van Sellar was born in Ohio in 1839. ^^^ some 
years prior to the breaking out of the civil war he lived 
in Arkansas where he was tutor for a son of Gov. Letcher 
of that state. About i860 he came north and took up his 
residence in Paris, Illinois. He was married here, to Sarah 
Anna Pattison, and celebrated his golden wedding Feb. 14, 
1914. His wife and three children survive him. His family 
life was ideal and this affliction was their first great loss, 
and has been keenly felt. The colonel's health had been 
failing for something more than two years, a hardening 
of the arteries rendered it difficult for him to get about, but 
his mind was clear, and only a few days before his death 
he prepared the will of an old friend. Soon after came the 
end, sinking into unconsciousness, without pain or struggle, 
quietly, peacefully, he went to sleep, the sleep that knows no 
awakening. He was at rest and his light was out. The 
peaceful end of life, filled with stirring events was befitting 


his kindly nature. The souls of men like him go marching 
on. The members of the Loyal Legion of the State of 
lUinois tender to his family their sympathy, for his loss, 
which with them they share while with his family they are 
permitted to rejoice in his upright character and to point 
with pride to his honorable achievements and unsullied 

George Mason, 
J. B. Johnston, 
John Young, 



Captain Thirteenth United States Colored Infantry. Died at J diet, 
Illinois, May i8, 1915. 

TAOCTOR DOUGALL who has been a successful practi- 
-*-^ tioner and a leader in his profession in JoHet, since 
1872, was born March i, 1842. His native town was Paisley, 
Renfremshire, Scotland. Both father and mother were 

The Dougalls came from a long line of Scotch descent, 
dating from Dugall or Doughil who died in 1164, and who 
was the founder of the clan MacDougal. 

John Dougall, father of Dr. WilHam Dougall, traced his 
line of descent direct from the above named ancestor. He 
was born December 10, 1799, in Fintey, Scotland. By pro- 



fession he was a cotton spinner. In 1858, he removed with 
his entire family to New Haven, Indiana, where he died in 
1874 at the age of seventy-five years. Margaret Houstoun, 
his wife, was born January i, 1801. Six sons and six daugh- 
ters were the issue of this marriage, and upon their golden 
wedding anniversary in 1872, eleven children were present. 
Mrs. John Dougall was a descendant of Sir Patrick Hous- 
toun, a French Huguenot, who removed to Scotland in 1585 
and erected Houstoun Castle. She died in her eighty-eighth 

Doctor Dougall attended the common schools of his na- 
tive town, the high school at Glasgow, the University of 
Michigan and the Chicago Medical College. After attending 
several literary, scientific and medical courses, he graduated 
in Chicago, with the degree of M. D., in 1868. 

Upon arriving in America, he assisted his father in clear- 
ing timber lands, for their farm and future home near Fort 
Wayne, Indiana. He aided in the support of the family, 
until the outbreak of the Civil War, when in June, 1861, he 
enlisted as a private of Co. C, Fifteenth Indiana Volunteer 

Doctor Dougall's record as a soldier is a most enviable 
one. He participated in many important engagements, in- 
cluding the battle of Rich Mountain, Virginia, July 11, 1861 ; 
Green Brier, Virginia; Shiloh, Tennessee, April 7, 1862; 
siege of Corinth, Mississippi, battles of Mumfordsville and 
Perryville, Kentucky; Lavorne, Stone's River, Tennessee, 
December 26, 1862, to January 3, 1863 ; Tullahoma, Tennes- 
see; Chattanooga, September 18, 1863; Johnsonville, 
Tennessee, November 2-4, 1864, and Nashville, December 
15-16, 1864, as well as several minor engagements. 

He served successively with his regiment as corporal, 
sergeant and first sergeant, and was examined by officers 
from West Point, and commissioned a captain of the Thir- 
teenth U. S. Colored Infantry in October, 1863. He com- 


manded a battalion of colored infantry at Overton Hill, at 
the battle of Nashville. Seventeen were killed and thirteen 
wounded here, out of a total of forty-three men in his com- 

Captain Dougall received a very severe wound at Stone 
River battle and a slight wound at Overton Hill. 

Doctor Dougall remained in the service to the close of 
the war in 1865. Returning to his Indiana home at New 
Haven, where he remained until his graduation, he then re- 
moved to Lemont, Illinois, and began his professional career. 

On October i, 1872, he and Miss Cassie Walker, daughter 
of Edwin Walker of Lemont, were united in marriage. 
Shortly after the family removed to Joliet, Illinois, where it 
has since resided. Two children were born of this union : 
Mary Clapham, wife of Hon. Richard J. Barr, former mayor 
of Joliet, and now State Senator, and William Houstoun 
Dougall, who still resides at the homestead with Mrs. 

Doctor Dougall has filled many positions of honor and 
public trust. Active in politics and a strong adherent of Re- 
publican principles. From 1879 to 1883 he was postmaster 
of Joliet ; he has held responsible offices in various medical 
associations, and in 1879 and 1880 was Eminent Commander 
of Joliet Commandery of Knights Templar. Becoming a 
comrade of the G. A. R., in Indiana in 1866, he has ever 
been a zealous worker in its behalf, and served as com- 
mander for two years, of Bartleson Post No. 6, G. A. R. of 
JoHet. He became a Companion of the Military Order of 
the Loyal Legion, Commandery of Illinois, May 8, 1890. 

From 1872 he served, almost continuously, as a member 
of the Vestry, or a Warden of Christ Episcopal Church, 
Joliet. Probably in no other service was he more energetic, 
patient and enthusiastic than in his work for his church. 
At his death he held the office of Senior Warden. No clos- 
ing tribute can be more fitting than the following extract 


from the memorial resolutions of the Vestry, following his 
decease : 

**Our faith in the mercy of Jesus Christ and our trust 
in a blessed immortality are made stronger in the knowl- 
edge of our Senior Warden's assured hope and peaceful 
passing into eternal life." 

Doctor William Dougall died at his home in Joliet, Illi- 
nois, on Tuesday, May i8, 191 5. The burial services were, 
that of the Protestant Episcopal Church: Grand Army of 
the Republic and Joliet Commandery No. 4, Knights 

James G. Elwood, 
Erastus W. Willard, 
Robert Mann Woods, 



First Lieutenant Michigan Light Artillery. Died at Elkhart, Indiana, 
May ig, 19 15. 

born at Waterville, Vermont, January 11, 1836, and 
died on a Pullman Sleeper, May 12, 1915, while en route 
from Florida to his home in Elkhart, Indiana. He departed 
leaving a wife but no offspring. 

His military service follows : Enlisted as private in Bat- 
tery *T," First Michigan Light Artillery, August 18, 1863, 
and was afterwards made Senior First Lieutenant. He 
participated in the following engagements. First with Gen- 
eral Buckner's forces in the Mountains of Kentucky at Mc- 
Intire's Ford. Then the Morgan raid from the time that 



officer crossed the Cumberland to the day of the latter's 

He was in all of the Eastern Tennessee Campaigns — 
Capture of Knoxville and Cumberland Gap, the siege of 
Corinth and bore an enviable reputation throughout the his- 
toric Georgia campaign, and was present at the capture of 

The last service he rendered his country found him doing 
Garrison Artillery duty at Chattanooga, Tennessee. During 
the Georgia Campaign his Battery a part of the time was 
located at Morristown, Tennessee. Ere the war closed he 
was assigned to the staff of General Saunders and continued 
acting as a staff" officer until the close of the conflict. 

This highly esteemed Companion of the Illinois Com- 
mandery of the Loyal Legion who recently passed to the 
great Beyond we deeply mourn the loss of. The throng he 
joined on the Far Away Shore left us lusterful glories as a 
bequeathment that will brilliantly sparkle forever. Let us 
not forget the privations our absent Companion Cyrus Dus- 
tin Roys, and others gone, endured while afar from home 
batthng to save the Union. The nation will pay them 
homage as long as it exists, while spared Companions must 
live on deprived of the sweetness born of associating with 
them. May flowers often be cast upon the mounds where 
their ashes repose. 

Cornelius S. Eldridge, 
Edward D. Redington, 
Edson J. Harkness, 



First Lwutenant and Adjutant Third Missouri Infantry and Brevet 

Captain, United States Volunteers. Died at Mendota, 

Illinois, June 5, 1915. 

1\yr AX A. F. HAAS for whom this memorial is offered, 
-^^-^ was born June 29, 1839, in Baden, Germany. 

He was educated in the thorough schools of that day and 
locaHty, embracing classics and modern languages, his father 
being a Lutheran Clergyman of high culture, and intelligence. 

In i860 this son left Germany for the United States via 
New Orleans where he nearly died of yellow fever. 

Making his way to an interior town of Missouri on the 
river of that name, he became clerk in a drug store. 

Coincident with his employment among strangers, the 


murmurs of the approaching rebelHon began to convulse the 
community, which was soHdly in favor of secession. 

All the official and dominant forces of Missouri were try- 
ing to take that State into the Confederacy. 

In this unholy effort the entire community surrounding 
our German youth was enthusiastic and boisterous. 

Fortunately young Haas saw his duty with a clear vision 
and the rabble inspired him with no ambition except to loy- 
ally aid the country in which he had lived so short a time, 
and to which he owed no allegiance. Accordingly a lone 
youth scarce understanding the language made his escape 
on the last steamboat passing down the river. 

His instincts were true and led him to St. Louis, to join 
the stalwart German host that kept Missouri in the Union. 

Being without friends or money he went direct to the 
U. S. Arsenal, and on May lO, 1861, became a private in 
Company C of the 3rd Missouri Infantry — the original Sigel 
Regiment for the three months' term. 

Three days after the end of this term he became first 
Sergeant in the same Company and Regiment for the three 
years' service, and became a Comrade in that strong and 
loyal German force which did so much to clear up Mis- 
souri and the Arkansas Valley, and thereafter fought val- 
iantly for the Union. 

On June 22nd, he became Second Lieutenant of his Com- 
pany and on October 31, 1863, was promoted to First Lieu- 
tenant and Adjutant, a position to which his gallantry and 
scholarship admirably qualified him. 

Serving at intervals on staff duty, he was honorably dis- 
charged at the end of his term of service October 31, 1864, 
and subsequently brevetted Captain for ''faithful and meri- 
torious" service. 

As cold and unadorned as the mere figures appear of 
record, they embody the fact that Max A. F. Haas person- 


ally and gallantly participated in the capture of Camp Jack- 
son and battle of Wilson's Creek during his three months' 
term and subsequently the battle of Pea Ridge. 

Then followed Steele's Campaign in Arkansas through 
Helena, where they became the first division of the 15th 
Army Corps — an efficient factor in the great campaigns of 
"Uncle Billy." Soon followed Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas 
Post and the entire Vicksburg Campaign, including both cap- 
tures of Jackson, the Father of Waters — then flowing "un- 
vexed to the sea" they turned toward the east where help 
was needed. 

Without time to rest, at once followed Lookout Moun- 
tain, Missionary Ridge, and the strenuous march to and 
from Knoxville. 

A short interval and the historical Atlanta Campaign 
began with its innumerable conflicts and final success. 

During these vigorous campaigns Max A. F. Haas was 
present and did a man's part. 

It thus appears that this youthful alien, poor and alone, 
escaped from his rebellious environment and made his way 
to join the Noble Teutonic Band which did so much for 
their adopted country. 

No native American with all national and patriotic tra- 
ditions crowding on his heels could do more. 

In November, 1864, Max A. F. Haas married Louisa 
Kaiser at Peru, 111., then entered the drug business at Men- 
dota, 111. Two daughters came to this congenial couple, one 
of whom with the bereaved widow still resides there. 

On June 5, as our Companion was sitting at his own door 
conversing in his genial way with his family — apparently 
well and cheerful — the Angel of Death sent a Message and 
he died instantly without pain or warning. 

Thus when 76 years lacking 20 days had passed, this gal- 


lant soldier, this cultivated and courteous citizen, painlessly 
passed to "Fame's Eternal Camping Ground." 

LuciEN B. Crocker, 
R. W. McClaughry, 



Surgeon Ninety-sixth Illinois Infantry and the Artillery Brigade 

Fourth Army Corps. Died at Monroe, Wisconsin, 

June 14, 1915. 

ON June 14th, Companion Surgeon Frederick Weills 
Byers responded to the roll call of the Great Comman- 
der, at his home in Monroe, Wisconsin, after a lingering ill- 
ness, the result of a paralytic stroke. 

Our Companion was born on February 10, 1837, ^^ Ship- 
penville, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Jacob and Mary 
Magdalene Shakley Byers. His father was of German de- 
scent, born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, in 
1798. His mother was a native of Armstrong County, 



Pennsylvania, born in 1806; both are resting in the Luth- 
eran cemetery near Fryburg, Pennsylvania. 

He attended the public schools in his native village and 
later received academic training at Cooperstown. When 
twenty years of age, he came to Stephenson County, Illi- 
nois, and later to Green County, Wisconsin, where he be- 
came teacher in the public schools. He attended Witten- 
berg College at Springfield, Ohio, and in i860 was engaged 
as a salesman, traveling in Missouri. 

Having enjoyed a period of private preceptorship with 
Dr. W. P. Naramore at Orangeville, Illinois, he became a 
student of Rush Medical College, Chicago, during i86i and 
1862, and as such received considerable employment in the 
hospitals at Camp Douglas, Chicago. After he received his 
medical degree from Rush College in January, 1863, he soon 
after entered the military service as Assistant Surgeon of 
the 96th Infantry, Illinois Volunteers, which was then sta- 
tioned at Franklin, Tennessee, at which station he reported 
on May 14, 1863. He served in this capacity until August 
10, 1864, when he was detailed to act as chief surgeon of the 
Artillery Brigade of the 4th Army Corps, then commanded 
by General David S. Stanley. He was mustered out of the 
service with his Regiment on June 10, 1865. 

During his period of service he participated in the Tul- 
lahoma Campaign of 1863. During the winter of 1863 and 
1864 he did most excellent service in the general hospitals 
of Nashville and in 1864 he participated in the actions of 
Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Smyrna Camping Ground, 
Peach Tree Creek, the siege of Atlanta, including the battles 
of Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station, and later in the cam- 
paign of Nashville, including the battles at Huntsville, 
Franklin and Nashville. In the spring of 1865 he partici- 
pated in the East Tennessee Campaign. This closed his 
active career as an Illinois soldier and Army Medical 
officer during the war of the rebellion. 


After the close of the Civil War Dr. Byers located at 
Lena, Illinois, entering the practice of his profession. In 
1877 he removed to Monroe, Wisconsin, where the re- 
mainder of his life's work was accomplished. 

In July, 1865, he married Miss Olive DeHaven who 
survives him as do also five of their children: Misses 
Morna and Grace Byers residing at his home, and three 
sons, Joe R., Benjamin B., and Harry S., living at 
Minneapolis and Duluth, Minnesota, and Sacramento, 
California, respectively. 

Our Companion while performing his professional du- 
ties to his patients faithfully, intelligently and devotedly, 
found time to give liberally of his accumulated knowledge 
and experience to the betterment of mankind. In every 
effort of his community he was an active support. While 
an ardent lover of peace he believed in preparedness for 
war. His surgical military experience was further called 
into requisition in 1882, when he became Captain and As- 
sistant Surgeon of the ist Infantry, Wisconsin National 
Guard and in 1885 Major and Surgeon of the same Regi- 
ment. He participated with his Regiment in suppressing the 
riots of 1886 in the City of Milwaukee, and we find him 
actively engaged in assisting the organization of the Wis- 
consin National Guard in which he rose to the rank of 
Surgeon General of the State. As such he was sent by 
Governor Schofield on a tour of special sanitary inspec- 
tion of the camps of Wisconsin soldiers at Jacksonville, 
Florida, during the Spanish American war. 

During 1885 and 1886 he served as a member of the 
General Assembly of his state. He was a member of the 
United States Medical Pension Board for more than twen- 
ty-five years, retiring from his duty only two years ago. At 
his death he had the distinction of being the oldest active 
Knight Templar in Green County. 

Our departed Companion entered the Military Order 


of the Loyal Legion on November ii, 1880, through the 
Commandery of the State of Wisconsin, his insignia being 
2122, and joined the IlHnois Commandery by transfer on 
October 3, 1891, in which he is remembered especially by 
many members of the first-class as a genial, warm-hearted, 
democratic, and most knightly Companion. His absence 
during the last few years from the stated meetings of the 
Commandery has been keenly felt by the many who enjoyed 
his cheerful talk and bright utterances. 

To his widow and his children and his immediate family, 
we extend our sympathy. His was a life full of useful 
action, of high ideals, and well performed work. 

John Corson Smith, Jr. 
Charles R. E. Koch, 
Elmer L. Clarke, 


The Co7nma?idery never had a 
Photograph of this Companion. 


Senior First Lieutenant Chicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois Light 

Artillery, United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, 

Illinois, July i, 1915. 

THE story of the life and services of Companion Pinck- 
ney Skilton Cone is one more arc in the rainbow of 
American patriotism — a patriotism that grows as the world 
grows better and grander. As the flights of time gather into 
the bosom of eternity the sons of freedom one by one, the 
blessings to the world that have come from their achieve- 
ments on the battle fields of '61 become more and more 
manifest, so that the glory they sustained in those bitter 
years have become the very watchword for the civilization 
of today. Your committee to whom was referred the work 
of expressing to the members of the Commandery of the 
State of Illinois find in the military record which follows 
much to commend to succeeding generations. 

He enlisted August 25, 1862, was mustered into service 
as First Sergeant, August 29, 1862; was promoted Senior 
First Lieutenant February 22, 1863, at Vicksburg, serving 
in that capacity until mustered out of service at Chicago, 
Illinois, July 10, 1865, by reason that services of battery 
were no longer required. 

Went with battery to Memphis, Tennessee, from there to 
Oxford, Mississippi, returning to Memphis, went to Yazoo 



River and took part in first attack on Vicksburg under Sher- 
man. From there to White River, Arkansas, and took part 
in the capture of Arkansas Post. Thence to siege and cap- 
ture of Vicksburg under Grant, thence to capture of Jack- 
son, Mississippi, under Sherman ; then to New Orleans and 
was in Banks expedition to Matagorda Bay, Texas; then 
back to New Orleans and with expedition up the Red River. 
Was at the Battle of Mansfield, was captured, imprisoned 
at Tyler, Texas, and held for fourteen months. When re- 
leased was mustered out of service. 

Theodore Van R. Ashcroft, 
Walter R. Robbins, 
Jared W. Young, 



Lieutenant-Colonel United States Army. Retired. Born at Potts- 

ville. Pa., September 9, 1836. Died at Chiantla, Guatemala, 

July 16, 19 IS. 

ELECTED an Original Companion of the First Class 
March 6, 1867, through the Commandery of the State 
of Pennsylvania. Insignia No. 466. Transferred to the 
Illinois Commandery April 26, 1894. 

Entered the volunteer service as Private and Sergeant 
Major 6th Penna. Infantry April 22, 1861. Honorably dis- 
charged July 27, 1 86 1. Appointed ist Lieutenant 70th New 
York Infantry October 22, 1861. Honorably mustered out 
October 28, 1862. Promoted to Captain and A. A. G., 
U. S. Volunteers, October 23, 1862. Assigned as Brevet 



Major March 13, 1865. Honorably mustered out Septem- 
ber I, 1867: Appointed 2nd Lieut. 15th U. S. Infantry 
from civil life May 11, 1866. Promoted to ist Lieut. 
June 17, 1867. Promoted to Captain August 23, 1877. Pro- 
moted to Major, April 26, 1898. Promoted to Lieut.-Colo- 
nel and assigned to 22nd U, S. Infantry May 25, 1899. Re- 
tired as Lieut.-Colonel May 31, 1900. 

He served in the Army of the Potomac during the entire 
period of the Civil War. Was breveted Captain for gallant 
and meritorious services at the battle of Fair Oaks, Va., 
and to Major for gallant service at Fredericksburg, Va., 
where he received a severe wound in his right breast. On 
I his entry into the regular army, he joined his regiment, th-e 
15th Infantry, at Montgomery, Ala., and served in that 
state during the re-construction period, until his regiment 
was ordered to the western plains on the outbreak of the 
Ute Indians in Colorado. Served with his regiment during 
all its service in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, North and 
South Dakota and Montana. At Jackson Barracks, 
Louisiana and lastly, at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. 


Lieutenant Colonel Fifth Missouri Infantry. Died at Chicago, Illi- 
nois, August I, 1915. 


-'in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, October 30, 1828. He 
was the son of Woodburry Melcher, who was a captain in 
the New Hampshire mihtia, in 1812. His ancestors were 
of EngHsh and German origin, and came to America in the 
Mayflower, on one of her first trips. 

Col. Melcher's mother, Rebecca French, was a daughter 
of Capt. Samuel B. French, of Amesbury, Mass., who com- 
manded a company of New Hampshire militia in the war 
of 1812. 

Col. Melcher was educated at Laconia and Gilmanton 



Academies, in New Hampshire, and graduated from the 
medical department of Dartmouth College, in 1851. At the 
outbreak of the War of the Rebellion, he was commissioned 
as Assistant Surgeon of the 5th Regiment of Missouri 
Volunteers, and his commission dated May 7, 1861. At the 
battle of Wilson's Creek, he brought off the body of Gen- 
eral Lyon, who was killed in that battle, and delivered it 
to General Schofield the same night. Surgeon Melcher also 
served in Springfield, Mo., at the time that the Fremont 
Bodyguard made their terrific charge, and he attended the 
wounded on both sides. He was appointed Brigade Sur- 
geon, December 4, 1861, and later at the request of Gover- 
nor Gamble, received temporary leave of absence to organize 
the 32nd Regiment of Enrolled Missouri Militia, of which he 
was commissioned Colonel, serving with that regiment for 
some time, returning in October, 1862, to his proper duty 
as Medical Director of the Army of the Frontier. 

January 8, 1863, Colonel Melcher was engaged in the 
battle of Springfield, under General E. B. Brown, against 
the forces of Marmaduke, turning out 400 hospital con- 
valescents and rendering most excellent service. 

General Brown, who was in command, was seriously 
wounded in this engagement, and Colonel Melcher per- 
formed a celebrated operation on the shoulder joint of the 
General, thus saving his life, and giving him a serviceable 

Colonel Melcher continued to serve in Missouri during 
Price's raid in 1864, and was ordered to the field as aid-de- 
camp to General Pleasanton's commanding cavalry, and 
was honorably mentioned for gallantry and fidelity during 
this campaign. 

His last service in the army was in command of the 
Post at Jefferson City, Mo., where he became debilitated 
from hard service, and resigned December 24, 1864. 

The Colonel moved to Chicago in 1897, and had lived 


there continually since. He had two children, of whom the 
elder, Charles W. Melcher, recently became a member of 
the Illinois Commandery of the Loyal Legion, by inherit- 

Colonel Melcher's daughter. Miss Anina Rebecca 
Melcher, lived with her father at their home on La Salle 
avenue for more than ten years, and was literally the sight 
and soul of her father, who became totally blind, having 
lost the use of his left eye in the battle of Springfield, by 
the concussion of a bursting shell, the right eye becoming- 
sightless from sympathetic affection. Complete blindness 
came upon him in 1890, and since then his daughter had 
been his constant and devoted companion and amanuensis. 

The Colonel was a brave and efficient officer, of noble 
and lovable character, and during his long years of total 
blindness, maintained the same patience and cheerful dis- 
position so marked during his entire life. 

He died August i, 191 5. 

Charles S. Bentley, 
Edward D. Redington, 
Jared W. Young, 



Captain Third Massachusetts Cavalry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August lo, 1915. 

CAPTAIN BRADLEY DEAN 'was born on October 11, 
1840, in Keene, New Hampshire, and died in Milwau- 
kee, Wisconsin, August 10, 191 5. 

At the age of fifteen years, he left his home and went 
to Boston, Massachusetts, where he was engaged in mer- 
cantile pursuits until May 26, 1862, when he was mustered 
into the United States service as a private in the Fourth 
Battalion Massachusetts Infantry. Owing to a controversy 
between the governor of the state and the federal authori- 
ties regarding the term of enlistment, the entire Fourth 
Battalion was at once mustered out. 



Being anxious to enlist, he sought means for entering 
the army, and personally applied to Governor Andrew for 
authority to raise a Company for the Thirty-third Regiment 
Massachusetts \'olunteer Infantry. This appHcation was 
granted by Governor Andrew under Special Order No. 109, 
subject to the terms of General Order No. 17, May 29, 1862. 
The latter order provided for the raising of thirty com- 
panies of infantry to serve for three years, and one Com- 
pany of light artillery to serve for six months. Mr. Dean 
completed the raising of the Company in 60 days, and on 
July 31st, he was commissioned by Governor Andrew a First 
Lieutenant and assigned to Company K, and was mustered 
into the service of the United States August 6, 1862. 

The regiment, consisting of twelve companies, reported 
for duty at Washington, August 17th, and was soon after 
assigned to the Second Brigade, Second Division, Eleventh 
Army Corps. On November 27th, Companies A and K were 
transferred to the Forty-first Massachusetts Infantry, and 
ordered to report to General Banks at New York, which 
point they reached about December 2d, where they soon 
after embarked for New Orleans. On their arrival at New 
Orleans, they left for Baton Rouge, where they joined their 
regiment. Here the regiment remained until March 11, 
1863, when they joined the expedition against Port Hudson, 
and marched over 300 miles between March 28th and April 
20th, and in the meantime destroyed the rebel salt works at 
Bayou Petit Anse and secured two hundred horses. At 
Opelousas, May 11, 1863, the troops having obtained addi- 
tional horses, the regiment was converted into mounted 
rifles and sent to Barre's Landing. 

On the 17th of June, three companies of unattached 
Massachusetts Cavalry were attached to the Forty-first 
Regiment, and the entire thirteen companies were organized 
as the Third Massachusetts Cavalry. Lieutenant Dean was 
commissioned as Captain. 


During the Port Hudson campaign, Captain Dean was 
severely wounded while in command of a reconnoissance at 
Comite River. After being in the hospital a portion of July, 
he was granted a three months furlough, and returned to 
Boston, joining his regiment at the end of the furlough. 

In the early part of 1864, the Third Massachusetts Cav- 
alry took part in the Red River campaign, during which 
service, marches and more or less fighting became daily 
occurrences. On April 8th, in the battle of Sabine Cross 
Roads, the regiment suflfered a loss in thirty minutes of 
sixty-seven men and 120 horses. 

On the 25th of June, the Third Cavalry was dismounted 
and armed to serve temporarily as infantry. On July 15th, 
the regiment was ordered to report to Lieut. General Grant, 
at Fortress Monroe, from which place they were ordered 
to Washington, where they were assigned to the Second Bri- 
gade, Second Division, Nineteenth Army Corps. They were 
with his Corps in Sheridan's campaign in the Valley, being 
in the battles of Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek, 
where Captain Dean was slightly wounded. 

About the middle of December Captain Dean returned 
to Boston with his Company, where he was mustered out 
of service, his term of enlistment having expired. Dur- 
ing its three years of service, the Third Cavalry marched 
15,000 miles, was in more than thirty engagements. On the 
regimental colors are inscribed the battles of Irish Bend, 
Henderson Hill, Cane River, Port Hudson, Sabine Cross 
Roads, etc., in each of which it bore an honorable part. 

Captain Dean was with his regiment during the entire 
period of his enhstment, with the exception of the three 
months he was absent on furlough by reason of his wound, 
and participated in every fight in which the regiment was 

Being mustered out, the Colonel commanding the Third 


Massachusetts Cavalry, in a letter to the Adjutant General 
of Massachusetts, said this of Captain Dean : 

''Captain Dean is well versed in both cavalry and infan- 
try tactics, therefore I take great pleasure in recommending 
him for a field position in either arm of the service," and 
this indorsement was concurred in by Brigade and Divi- 
sion Commanders and also by General Sheridan. 

After being mustered out. Captain Dean at once resumed 
mercantile pursuits, coming to Chicago in 1865, and for the 
remainder of his life, engaged in the blank book, printing 
and stationery business, until incapacitated by illness, he 
was laid aside for several years before his death. He had 
one of the best known establishments in the city of Chicago. 
Captain Dean married December 31, 1869, Charlotte 
Maria Dixon, who died many years ago, leaving no children. 

Edward D. Redington, 
Charles F. Hills, 
Jared W. Young, 



Colonel Thirty-seventh Illinois Infantry, and Brevet Brigadier Gen- 
eral, United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, 
August 17, 19 1 3. 

uary 2y, 1839, at Lexington, Holmes County, Missis- 

He died suddenly in Chicago, August 17, 19 15, having 
been in his usual health up to the hour of his departure. 

He became a member of the Military Order of the Loyal 
Legion of the United States, and Commander of the Com- 
mandery of Illinois in 1896. The number of his insignia is 

His father was a minister of the Presbyterian Church. 
His family on both sides was of the best and he was born 



with the physical, mental and moral endowments which gave 
rich promise of the success which crowned his life. 

When Fort Sumter was fired upon April 13, 1861, two 
brothers, John C. and William P. Black, were college boys 
attending Wabash College at Crawfordsville, Indiana. The 
next morning, on the 14th day of April, 1861, both enlisted 
as private soldiers in the nth Indiana Volunteers, the 
Colonel of which was he who became afterwards a Major- 
General in the Army of the United States, and one of the 
great literary characters of the world, General Lew Wallace. 
John C. Black was made Sergeant-Major of this regiment 
and with it he took part in the battle at Romney, West Vir- 
ginia, on the nth day of June, 1861, one of the very first 
engagements of the war and received high commendation 
for his bravery and efBciency. 

On the expiration of their three months' period of enhst- 
ment these brothers returned to their home in Danville, 
Illinois, and together recruited Company "K" of the 37th Illi- 
nois Volunteer Infantry. John C. Black was elected Cap- 
tain, and WilHam P. Black First Lieutenant of this 
Company, but on the organization of the regiment John* C. 
was elected Major and William P. was commissioned Captain 
of Company "K." Major Black was thereafter promoted 
successively for distinguished bravery on the battle field, 
Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel, and, at the close of his mili- 
tary service, he was brevetted Brigadier-General of the 
United States Volunteers. 

During the years of his army experience he served in all 
the states of the South except the two Carolinas and Geor- 
gia. His regiment was at one time in the Army of the 
Potomac, but his principal service was in the Army of 
the Tennessee; however, for short periods he also served 
in the Army of the Southwest, and, at the close of the war, 
in the Army of the Frontier, and the Army of Observation 
on the Mexican Border under the command of General Philip 


H. Sheridan. He took conspicuous part in many skirmishes, 
sieges, marches and battles, including Pea Ridge, Prairie 
Grove, Vicksburg, Mobile, and in Blakely's Batteries, the 
last battle of the War. He was severely wounded at the bat- 
tle of Pea Ridge, March 7, 1862, and again at the Battle of 
Prairie Grove, December 7, 1862, as a result of which he 
became permanently disabled in both arms. 

At the close of the great struggle he took an honorable 
part in solving the many problems which called for solution 
at the hands of patriotic men. Possessed of an always 
pleasing personality and an eloquence which charmed every- 
one who listened to his magnetic utterances, his influence 
was almost unHmited over his fellow citizens. He was se- 
lected for various high, important positions by different 
Presidents without regard to political affiliations, though he 
himself always was known as a Democrat. He served for 
years as United States Commissioner of Pensions, and as 
United States District Attorney at Chicago. 

He was elected a member of Congress-at-large from the 
State of Illinois. For nine years he held the important 
office of President of the United States Civil Service Com- 

The honors gladly conferred upon him by those who had 
been his comrades in the Army were almost without limita- 
tion. He was a member almost from its organization up to 
the time of his death of George H. Thomas Post No. 5, 
Grand Army of the Republic ; was Department Commander 
of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Illinois ; 
was Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Repub- 
lic, and was an original member of the Grand Army Hall 
and Memorial Association of Illinois. Wabash College, 
where his collegiate education was obtained, made him a 
Trustee and conferred upon him the degrees of A. B. and 
A. M. Knox College, of Galesburg, Illinois, honored itself 
by conferring upon him the degree of LL. D. He held many 


Other honorary positions which were conferred by the people 
and public bodies, such as member of the Board of Trus- 
tees of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphan Home; 
member of the Board of Managers of the National Home 
for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers and Sailors. 

He was highly distinguished as a soldier. He took a 
leading and puissant part in preserving the life of the great- 
est Republic the world has ever known. 

For more than half a century after the close of the 
Great War he was known and honored from ocean to ocean 
as one who, in these various important official positions in 
civil life, rendered an invaluable service to the Government 
and people of the land he loved. 

He was one of the finest types of the American soldier. 
His heart throbbed with patriotic fervor from his earliest 
youth and, as was said, when he heard the call of President 
Lincoln in '6i for loyal men to defend the Constitution and 
the flag of his country, he was among the first to respond. 

No young man in the land had finer prospects of success 
in the profession to which he aspired and in the amassing 
of wealth and gaining of honors in civil life than he, for he 
had a natural ability of the highest order and an education 
which fitted him to fill any position in the gift of the people. 
He had a character on which no spot or stain was ever 
found. His was a genial disposition which attracted all who 
came within its influence or into his presence, yet he laid 
all ambitions and hopes for the future on the altar of liberty 
and enlisted as a private soldier to fight the battles of his 

The experience of the untrained boys, who saw service 
in the three months' regiments, served as an education which 
qualified them for a soldier's work, and from their ranks 
came thousands of those who afterwards led the compa- 
nies, regiments, brigades and divisions which made up the 
victorious armies of the Union. 


General Black's military life is written upon many pages 
of our history, has been often read, but cannot be too fre- 
quently referred to. Its perusal cannot but inspire all who 
read it with the spirit of patriotism and tend to make others 
anxious to emulate his glorious example. 

It is the high purpose of those who, in the Grand Army 
of the Republic, in the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, 
in the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, of the Poto- 
mac, and in the Grand Army Hall and Memorial Association 
of IlHnois, to seek to keep alive the fire of patriotism in the 
bosoms of those who shall follow. The -history of the strug- 
gle in which we too had an honorable part, when our com- 
rades pass from our midst, makes it a pleasant and a sacred 
duty to recall those memories and to preserve the record of 
them in every place and at every time when opportunity 
offers. What record can be more inspiring than this of our 
comrade General Black? To attempt to tell of his valor, of 
his unhesitating bravery, to give instances of his heroic ac- 
tions leading his men on the battle field, or tenderly caring 
for them when sick or wounded, and in caring for and aiding 
the widows and children of those who fell, a volume would 
be inadequate and cannot here be entered upon in a tribute 
such as this. In all the ranks of those who were the com- 
panions in arms of General Black or who were at any time 
associated with him, I doubt if there can be found any who 
had a greater love than was his for his friends and com- 
rades. The welfare and happiness of such was ever the first 
thought with him. He loved them one and all and they loved 
him and loved to honor him. The encampments. Depart- 
mental, State and National, were never complete without 
hearing his stirring eloquence; his tender reference to all 
who had served in what he always spoke of as "The Great 
War" and his deeply pathetic allusion to incidents coming 
within his own personal experience in camp, on the march, 
and on the bloodstained battle field. The writer has often 


heard him say that one of the chief pleasures of his Hfe in 
official position was when, as Commissioner of Pensions, he 
was able to help out a comrade, or his widow or children, 
by giving to such the benefit of the doubt, if doubt there was, 
when their claim was meritorious, though the strict and 
technical evidence might not be as complete as he wished it 
was. Every such one knew that the judge who was to pass 
upon the case would, as judges always ought to, construe 
doubts in favor of the men who had in the hour of peril 
to their country performed a faithful service. 

General Black left surviving him the loved wife of his 
early manhood, an invalid whose ill health was to him a last- 
ing sorrow, a son, John D. Black, also a member of this 
Commandery, a leading lawyer of Chicago, whose character 
and gift of eloquence make him worthy of such a father, 
a daughter happily married to Captain Stephen Abbott, 
United States Army, retired, and a grandson, John Black 
Vrooman, the son of his daughter Grace, deceased. 

His memory cannot be taken from us. His hearty hand 
grasp, his genial smile and pleasant greeting is a treasure the 
memory of which shall not end, but be renewed, we fondly 
hope, when we shall join him and so many loved ones, who 
were our comrades in the days that tried men's souls, on 
the other shore. 

"We shall meet and greet in closing ranks 
In time's declining sun, 
When the bugles of God shall sound recall 
And the battle of life be done." 

We tender to the wife and family of our comrade our 
sincere sympathy in this hour of their grief. 

Richard S. Tuthill, 
Edward D. Redington, 
Jared W. Young, 



First Lieutenant Fourteenth Connecticut Infantry, 
lyme, Connecticut, August 30, 191 5. 

Died at Had- 

Britain, Conn., Nov. 8, 1836, and died at Lladlyme, 
Conn., Aug. 30, 191 5. 

He enlisted as a private in Co. F., 14th Conn. Vol. Infy., 
July 17, 1862, for three years. Was mustered into the U. S. 
service as Sergeant same Company, Aug. 23, 1862. Pro- 
moted to Quartermaster Sergeant Nov. 13, 1862. Commis- 
sioned and mustered as ist Lieut, of Co. I, June 3, 1863. 
Discharged April 2y, 1864, on. account of wounds received 
in action. 

Commissioned as 2nd Lieut. Co. A, 13th Veteran Re- 


serve Corps, July, 1864, and discharged Sept., 1866, on 
account of services being no longer required. 

While connected with the 14th Conn. Regiment he par- 
ticipated in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chan- 
cellorsville, Gettysburg and Morton's Grove. The regiment 
was in the 5th Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps. The divi- 
sion was commanded by Gen. Alex. Hays, who lost his life 
in the Wilderness. At the battle of Gettysburg, on the 3rd 
day. Hays' division occupied a position on the right of the 
Corps, and was opposed to Pettigrew's Confederate 

Lieut. Seymour was in command of his company. Rebel 
sharpshooters were stationed in what is known as the Bliss 
Barn, a rambling structure, about 150 rods from the union 
lines. The brigade to which the 14th regiment was at- 
tached, was ordered to assault the barn. Two regiments 
were driven back, when four companies of the 14th Conn, 
were ordered in, the attacking force numbering about sixty 
men. Lieut. Seymour suggested to Col. Smyth ''that if 
in the event of capturing the barn, the rebels made it too hot 
for them to hold it, it should be burned." Before reaching 
the barn, however, the Lieut, was badly wounded in the 

Gen. Hays afterward ordered the buildings burned. 

While in the Veteran Reserve Corps, he served at Gal- 
lup's Island, Boston Harbor, being Adjutant of the perma- 
nent garrison in 1864. In 1866 he was on duty as Post 
Commissary at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, on the 
staff of Gen. Doubleday. 

Soon after the close of the war, Lieut. Seymour en- 
tered the employ of the Stanley Works at New Britain, 
Conn., and continued with this corporation till 1891. For 
two years from 1891 to 1893, he was connected with the 
real estate business in Chicago. In the latter year, his health 
becoming impaired, he returned to Connecticut, taking up 


his residence at Hadlyme, where he remained until his 

During the years 1894-95-96, he was interested to some 
extent in ship building, and following that, built and op- 
erated a Witch Hazel distillery, until his health failed in 
1914, when he sold out the plant and thereafter lived a 
quiet life until his death. He was a brave soldier, a patriotic 
citizen, who deserved well of the republic he helped to save. 

Edward D. Redington, 
Jared W. Young, 



Captain Ninety-eighth Illinois Infantry. Died at Cairo, Illinois, 
September i6, 1915. 

born in Kent county, Delaware, March 30, 1837. He 
was a farmer's boy, and obtained his education in the public 
schools of his native state. 

In 1858 he removed to Illinois, locating in Madison 
county. He taught school winters, and worked on a farm 
summers, till 1862, when he left his oxen and plow in the 
field, and enlisted as a private in the 98th Illinois Volun- 
teer Infantry. He was mustered out at the close of the 
war as a Captain — his regiment serving in Wilder's Brigade, 
in the Army of the Cumberland, and was engaged in the 



battles of Stone River, Tiillahoma, Chickamauga, Mission- 
ary Ridge, and the Atlanta campaign. He also served w^ith 
Wilson's Cavalry Corps, and was wounded at Selma, Ala., 
April 2, 1865. 

On Captain Thistlewood's return from the army, he 
taught school for six months at Mason, and in the spring 
of 1866 engaged in the clothing business, and was married 
September 6, 1866, to one of his pupils, who survives him. 
He was in the general mercantile business at Mason until 
1872, when he removed to Cairo to engage in the commis- 
sion business, which he followed till 1910. 

He always took a great personal interest in civic afifairs 
of his city, state and nation, and was honored by his fel- 
low citizens by being elected at different times President 
of the Board of Education, Alderman, and four times 
Mayor. In 1901, Capt. Thistlewood was elected Comman- 
der of the Department of Illinois Grand Army of the Re- 
pubHc, and was three times a Republican member of Con- 
gress from the 25th District, being defeated in the landsHde 
of 1912. 

In Judge Lansdin's history of Cairo, he says of Capt. 
Thistlewood : ''What he undertook, he always did well. He 
was never satisfied with half way or half done work. Of 
aU who have come here in these many years few, if any 
of us, could name a more desirable or public spirited 

Of his service in Congress, Hon. James R. Mauer says: 
'T knew him well, and he frequently consulted with me. 
He made an exceedingly good member of Congress, and 
had the respect and confidence of the House of Represen- 
tatives in a marked degree, and his Illinois associates were 
always very fond of him." 

Captain Thistlewood united with the Methodist Church 


in 1 87 1, and was a fine type of a successful business man, 

an earnest patriot and Christian gentleman. 

Edward D. Rkdington, 
Charles C. Patur, 
Jared W. Young, 



Captain Tenth Vermont Infantry. Died at Pomona, California, 
October 13, 1915. 

RUFUS KING TABOR was born in East Montpelier, 
Vermont, on the seventh day of May, 1839, where he 
hved with his parents on a farm and attended the district 
school until he was seventeen years of age, when he was 
sent to Morrisville Academy for a term. The following 
year he accepted a position as clerk in his Uncle's (A. T. 
Foster's) store, at Derby Line, Vermont, where he re- 
mained until the breaking out of the war. 

Capt. Tabor entered the service August 10, 1862, as 
Second Lieutenant Co. K, loth Vermont Vol. Infy. ; pro- 
moted to First Lieutenant Co, A., June 22, 1864, and Cap- 



tain Co. C, April 6, 1865. Honorably mustered out, June 
22, 1865. Capt. Tabor was with the Regiment during its 
whole time of service. From muster in till July, 1863, it was 
doing duty in the Department of Washington. On the 8th 
of July, 1863, the Regiment was assigned to the third divi- 
sion of the third Army Corps. In March, 1864, this Corps 
was broken, and Morris brigade, of which the loth Vt. 
was a part, became the first brigade of the Third Division 
of the 6th Corps, and remained with this Corps till the end 
of the war. Although not connected with the famous 
V^ermont brigade, the officers and men were of the same 
sturdy stock, and the reputation of the regiment was equal 
to the regiments composing that brigade. 

Capt. Tabor was engaged in all of the campaigns of the 
Army of the Potomac, from the Wilderness to Appomattox, 
and also from July to October, 1864, with Sheridan in the 
Shenandoah Valley. 

After being mustered out of service, he returned to his 
old Vermont home for a visit, shortly afterwards going to 
Snatchwine (now Putnam), 111., where he went into the 
cracker and confectionerj business with two cousins, Mr. 
Miller and Austin Johnson. He sold out his share and in 
the Autumn of 1869, went to Topeka, Kansas, in the land 
business with a Mr. Langle, and the following summer was 
appointed appraiser for the Santa Fe Railroad lands. 

On June 15, 1871, he was married in Lawrence, Kansas, 
to Lucy E. Gleaspn, and they went West to Peabody, Kan- 
sas, on the first through Santa Fe passenger train. He was 
Agent there for the Santa Fe lands until the summer of 
1874, when the disastrous visit of the seventeen year locusts 
caused him to sell all his possessions and move to Lawrence, 
Kansas, where he was appointed Station Agent of the Atchi- 
son Topeka & Santa Fe and Leavenworth, Lawrence and 
Galveston Railroads, which position he held until the Spring 
of 1 89 1, when he resigned and went to Alabama. In the 


Spring of 1892, he moved to Chicago, where he engaged 
in the manufacture of bicycle parts and hardware spe- 
cialties, the firm being knowai as The George L. Thompson 
Manufacturing Company. He remained in this business un- 
til 1899, when they sold out to the American Bicyc'e 

After two years in the real estate business in Englewood, 
Illinois, he was appointed Director of Excursions on the 
Rock Island Railroad, which position he held until 1909, 
when he resigned on account of ill health. He lived in Los 
Angeles, California, until about a year and a half ago, when 
he went to Pomona to reside with his only daughter, at 
whose home he died October 13, 1915. 

He is survived by his widow and two children — Roy B. 
Tabor, of Chicago, and Mrs. Raymond C. Hill, of Pomona, 

Roy B. Tabor, 
Edward D. Redington, 
Tared W. Young, 



A. A. Paymaster, United States Army. Died at Chicago, Illinois, 
October 30, 1915. 

WE are again called upon to note and mourn the loss by 
death of an honored Companion of this Commandery. 
Our losses by death of beloved Companions have become so 
great in the last two years that we are reminded of the words 
of John Bright, the great English Commoner, and the stal- 
wart friend of the United States in the darkest times of its 
history : "The angel of death is abroad throughout the land. 
You may almost hear the beating of his wings." 

Henry Clay Russell was born in New York City in 1845, 
and died at his home in Morgan Park, October 30, 19 15, 
after an illness of less than an hour. 



When a little less than seventeen years of age, answer- 
ing the call of his imperilled country, he enlisted in the 
United States Navy on the 9th day of November, 1861, and 
wsLS assigned for duty to the Anacosta of the Potomac Flo- 
tilla, and soon thereafter v^as appointed assistant paymaster 
with the rank of Lieutenant. After a period of service on 
that vessel, he was assigned to the Morse, August 21, 1862, 
and to the Ethan Allen of the North Atlantic Squadron 
under Admiral Dahlgren, March 9, 1865. November 31, 
1865, he was honorably discharged from the Navy and re- 
turned to his home in New York City. In the year 1879 
he came to Chicago. In 1881 he married Elizabeth Ann 
Baker, the bereaved widow, who now survives him. In 1889 
he took up his residence in Morgan Park and resided there 
until his death. For many years he was Western Manager 
of a large publishing house. 

In civic affairs he never neglected the full measure of 
duty. He served his country with no less ardor as a citizen 
than as a soldier. He commanded the respect of his neigh- 
bors and of his fellow citizens. He was elected six times 
president of the Village of Morgan Park, and did as much, 
perhaps more, than any other one in improving and beau- 
tifying that village. 

One of the local papers of Morgan Park referring to his 
death, paid the following tribute : ''When the spirit fled from 
the mortal remains of Mr. Henry Clay Russell in the morn- 
ing of Saturday last week, Morgan Park lost not only one 
of its grand old men, one of its consistently aggressive and 
public-spirited citizens, but perhaps the most dominant figure 
of its history as well." 

The funeral services of our Companion were conducted 
by the Wilcox Post G. A. R., at the Russell residence, and 
were followed by the services at the Church of the Mediator, 
of which our Companion was and had been for many years 
a member. Our Companion left surviving him his wife. 


Elizabeth Ann Russell, his son, Henry Clay Russell, Jr., his 
daughter, Mrs. J. Theron Smith, of Austin, Texas, and his 
sister. Miss Mary D, Russell, to whom this Commandery ex- 
tends its most heartfelt sympathy. 

Thomas E. Milchrist, 
Edward D. Redington, 
Jared W. Young, 



Captain Fifty-fifth Ohio Infantry. Died at Evanston, Illinois, No- 
vember 13, 19 1 5. 

THE loss of Companion Osborn is one the sense of 
^ which increases, rather than diminishes with the pas- 
sage of time. Captain Osborn, during his connection with 
the IlHnois Commandery of the MiHtary Order of the 
Loyal Legion was a serviceable, cheery, and loyal compan- 
ion. His interest in books and in literature in general, which 
was revealed in papers written for the Chicago Literary 
Club, was supplemented by a special acquaintance with and 
fondness for literature relating to the civil war. He served 
for several years on the Library Committee of the Illinois 



Coniinandery and at the time of his death was chairman of 
the committee. 

Captain Oshorn was born at Xorwalk, Ohio, on August 
17, 1840, and was therefore a little past the age of twenty- 
one when he entered the service as Second Lieutenant of 
Company I, Fifty-fifth Ohio X'ohmteer Infantry, Dec. 7, 
1 861. He was commissioned First Lieutenant Feb. 12, 1863, 
and assigned to Company LI; Captain, Aug. 4, 1863, as- 
signed to Company B; re-enHsted in Veteran Organization 
March i, 1864; commissioned Major, June 6, 1865, but 
not mustered, the command being below the minimum in 
numbers; discharged at close of the war, July 11, 1865. 

His military service was with Gen. R. S. Schenk's Brig- 
ade ; Spring campaign in West Virginia, 1862; with Gen. 
Fremont in the ^Mountain Department, May and June, 1862; 
with Gen. Pope's Army of Virginia, July and August, 1862; 
in second battle of Bull Run, Aug. 29 and 30, 1862 ; with 
nth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, .at Chancellors- 
ville, May 2, 1863; wounded and captured; with nth Corps 
in Lookout Valley or Wauhatchie, Oct. 2y, 1863; Mission- 
ary Ridge, Nov. 23-25, 1863 ; Red Clay Station, Ga., Nov. 27, 
1863; marched to relief of Knoxville and return, Dec. 17, 
1863 ; with 20th Corps, Army of the Cumberland, in Sher- 
man's Georgia campaigns. May 2 to Sept. 2, 1864; Buzzard 
Roost Gap, May 8, 1864; Resaca, May 15; Cassville, May 
22 ; Burnt Hickory, Pumpkin Vine Creek, June 4 ; Kenesaw 
Mountain, June 9-30; Chattahoochie River, July 6-10; 
Peach Tree Creek, July 20; siege of Atlanta, July 28 to Sept. 
2; Sherman's March to the Sea, Nov. 15 to Dec. 21; oc- 
cupation of Savannah, Dec. 22, 1864; Sherman's Carolina 
march, Jan. 29 to March 24, 1865 ; Averysboro, March 16 ; 
Bentonville, ]\Iarch 19; Raleigh, Johnston's surrender, April 
26, 1865 : and finally participating in the Grand Review at 
Washington, May 24, 1865. 

In civil life Companion Osborn long filled with dis- 


tinction a high position in the service of the Queen and 
Crescent Railway. He took an active interest in the pubHc 
schools of Evanston and in other affairs of public welfare. 
Captain Osborn was elected an Original Companion of 
the First Class of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion 
of the United States on Nov. 7, 1883, through the Com- 
mandery of the State of Ohio, and was transferred to the 
Commandery of the State of Illinois in 1892. Until the 
end he was in spirits and in activity one of the youngest 
members of the Commandery. Faithful in attendance at 
meetings, loyal to the trust reposed in him in the different 
offices he filled in the Commandery, always helpful, with a 
rich store of knowledge to which he was always adding, 
he was one of the members who could be least spared. 

George C. Howland, 
Edward D. Redington, 
Jared W. Young, 



Captain One Hundred and Eighteenth Illinois Infantry. Died at 
Qiiincy, Illinois, December 22, 1913. 

A LEXANDER SHOLL, late Captain ii8th Illinois Vol- 
-^ ^ iinteer Infantry, was born in Winchester, Ohio, Au- 
gust 10, 1842, and died in Quincy, 111., December 22, 191 5. 
His paternal grandfather figured prominently in revolution- 
ary times and the Captain inherited from him his unswerv- 
ing loyalty and patriotism. 

Companion Sholl enlisted at Carthage, 111., August 15, 

1862, as a private in Co. B, ii8th Illinois Volunteer Infantry 
(of which our Companion Maj. R. W. McClaughry was 
the first Captain), and was promoted to 2nd Lieut, of same 
Company, November 8, 1862, to ist Lieut. February 2y, 

1863, to Captain March 28, 1863. Resigned November 14, 



The regiment was assigned to the ist brigade, 3rd divi- 
sion, 13th Army Corps, which was a part of the Army of 
the Tennessee. 

The regiment was first engaged in the attack on Chick- 
asaw Bluffs, December 26, 1862, and thereafter up to July 
25, 1863, was connected with the Army of the Tennessee, 
during the siege of Vicksburg and battles incident thereto. 
Soon thereafter the regiment was assigned to the Depart- 
ment of the Gulf, and left August 8th, for Port Hudson, 
La. From this time, till his resignation, Capt. Sholl's serv- 
ice was in the latter state. 

On his muster out, he returned to Carthage, Illinois, and 
thereafter until his death, held many positions of trust, and 
was held in high esteem by his fellow citizens. In 1877, ha 
was appointed Chief Clerk of the Southern Illinois peniten- 
tiary at Menard, 111., which he held until 1885, when he 
resigned to go into business at Minneapolis, Minn. In 1889, 
he returned to Carthage, and in 1893, removed to Quincy, 
engaging in the furniture business. He established the 
Cottrell-Sholl Furniture Company, and served as its Vice 
President and Treasurer for several years, the store being 
one of the leading mercantile concerns of the city. 

Later he became a member of the State Board of Equal- 
ization, as Secretary, being an adept at figures. In the mu- 
tations of politics, he lost his position, and returned to 
private life, save that for a short time he was a member 
of the Adams County Board of Review. It was about this 
time that his health became impaired and he was more or 
less of an invalid. A former officer in the Civil War, who 
knew him during his residence in Quincy, writes '*that he 
was a bright and interesting man, and stood well in the 

Edward D. Redington, 
Jared W. Young, 



Hereditary Companion of the First Class. Died at Versailles, 
France, December 30, 1915. 

"OENJAMIN MAIRS WILSON, a member of this 
-*--' Commandery since March, 1903, was born November 
5, 1848, at Pittsburgh, Pa., and died at Versailles, France, 
December 30, 191 5. He came of an old Pennsylvania fam- 
ily and his membership in the Military Order of the Loyal 
Legion was derived from his father, Lieut. Col. John Wil- 
son, who was appointed Asst. Surgeon of the United States 
Volunteers, September 11, 1862, and was promoted to Major 
and Surgeon, and subsequently to Lieut. Colonel, and Med- 
ical Inspector, being assigned to the Army of the Potomac. 
Was mustered out with the latter rank, at the close of the 



war. For many years after the war, Col. Wilson was 
Consul General in Belgium. 

Benjamin M. Wilson, studied in the preparatory de- 
partment of Columbia College, and entered Yale Univer- 
sity in the class of 1868, where he was specially distinguished 
in writing and debate. During his sophomore year, he left 
Yale to become Vice Consul at Antwerp. Subsequently he 
studied at Heidelberg University, and received the degree 
of D. C. L. summa cum laude in 1870. The following year 
he returned to the United States and began the practice 
of the law in Chicago. In 1879 to 1880, he was a member 
of the Illinois Legislature, from the 2nd Chicago district. 
He was appointed on important committees and was held 
in high esteem by his fellow members and could easily have 
obtained political success. 

Disgusted with the ethics and methods of that day, he 
refused to run for re-election and withdrew from politics. 

December 10, 1874, he married Frances Huntington, 
sister of Maj. Henry A. Huntington (4th Artillery), and 
daughter of Alonzo Huntington, one of the early settlers of 
Chicago. Maj. Huntington was also a member of this 
Commandery. Companion Wilson had two children, a 
daughter, who died early, and a son, Huntington Wilson, 
born December 15, 1875. The latter is a member of the 
Commandery of District of Columbia, and is also a mem- 
ber of the Order of Cincinnati, and of the Colonial wars. 
He has held many important positions in the diplomatic 
service in Japan, Roumania, Bulgaria and Argentine Re- 

From June, 1906, to December, 1908, he was 3rd Asst. 
Secretary of State, of the United States, and was appointed 
Asst. Secretary, in 1909. He was afterwards appointed 
chairman of Board of Examiners for the diplomatic serv- 
ice, and September, 1913, was appointed Ambassador Ex- 
traordinary on special mission to the Ottoman Empire. 


Mrs. Frances Wilson died in June, 1904, and in 1908, 
Companion Wilson married Edith St. George Huntington, 
a daughter of !Maj. Henry A. Huntington. 

In 1893, he gave up the practice of law, and spent the 
last decades of his life in extensive travel in all parts of 
Europe, and the Orient. Companion Wilson was a man 
of marked intellectual ability, and because of his notable 
uncompromising sincerity and honor, joined to a kindly and 
cheerful good fellowship, he bound his friends to him with 
hooks of steel. 

Edward D. Redington, 
Jared W. Young, 



Adjutant Seventy-second Illinois Infantry. Died at Chicago, Illinois, 
January 6, ipi6. 

Lieutenant and Adjutant 72nd Illinois Infantry and 
Brevet Major U. S. \^olunteers, severed his earthly career 
and entered the life beyond at his home in Chicago, Janu- 
ary 6, 191 6. His body was laid to rest in Rose Hill Ceme- 
tery on January 8th. 

Our Companion was born in Essex, Connecticut, on Oc- 
tober 29, 1845. His father, William Henry Heafiford, came 
from England and his mother was of the Andrews family, 
of Pilgrim origin. His parents early removed to Clinton, 
Connecticut, and later, in 1856, to Chicago. Illinois. They 



lived for many years in the vicinity of Jefferson Park on 
the west side. He had his primary education in the Httle 
school house in Clinton, Connecticut, and the Brown school 
on Warren Avenue and attended the old west side High 
School, Chicago. 

His business career had its beginning at 21 Lake Street 
as office boy with a salary of $2.50 per week. 

When the war clouds were threatening, preceding the 
great war of the rebellion, our Companion, like most other 
boys of fifteen, became greatly interested in military mat- 

The conspicuous Zouave uniforms of Ellsworth's Chi- 
cago Cadets, and the rapidly cadenced evolutions and exer- 
cises of that crack corps excited his interest and admiration. 
He frequently visited the evening drills in the Hall at the 
southeast corner of State and Randolph Streets, and not 
being able to gain admission to this company by reason of 
his lack of age, he became a member of Captain J. Mason 
Loomis' Company, the Chicago Light Infantry. He tried 
to enlist in the Navy but was prevented from doing so. 

On July 23, 1862, muster rolls for a regiment of Infantry 
were opened in the Chicago Board of Trade rooms. Our 
Companion's name was the first to be inscribed upon them. 
Before the completion of the organization of the regiment 
his father also was enrolled as a soldier in this company, 
having decided to serve his adopted country in its hour of 
need. The Regiment was known as the Chicago First Board 
of Trade Regiment and officially as the 72nd Illinois Volun- 
teer Infantry. 

On August 23, 1862, when the Regiment had been mus- 
tered into the United States service, George H. Heafford 
was known and respected as Corporal Heafford. From that 
time on until the final muster out and return to civil life, 
the history of the Regiment and that of our Companion 
was closely blended. Promotion came to the youth because 


of faithful service and capacity to meet exigencies. He 
became successively Commissary Sergeant, Sergeant Major 
and Adjutant of the Regiment, and finally was honored with 
the brevet rank of Major "for meritorious service during 
the war." 

During all the campaigns, changes of locations, battles, 
sieges, hardships and vicissitudes of the Regiment he was 
a participant. Though clad with much authority and power 
he displayed throughout his career manly equipoise, which 
made those under him accept disciplinary requirements with 
earnest co-operation. His genial, hopeful optimism and la- 
tent spirituality made him always a favorite with rank and 
file. His father remained and served in the Regiment for 
nearly two years until he was discharged for disability. Dur- 
ing all this time he was the inferior in rank and subject to 
his son's commands, a most trying situation, but during this 
entire period there was never a time when military author- 
ity came in conflict with fiHal affection or propriety. 

When on August 7, 1865, the Regiment finally dis- 
solved. Companion Heafford was instantly transformed 
from a man of much authority over others and of great 
responsibilities for others to being an infant at law, for he 
lacked still more than two months of being twenty-one 
years of age. 

On September ist, after a very brief interval, he en- 
tered upon his life's civil career in the office of the General 
Accountant of the Northwestern Railroad at a very low 
salary. His capacity for doing things was quickly discov- 
ered and substantially acknowledged, by a more than dou- 
bled salary. Feeling thus financially encouraged, he was 
married on September 13, 1865, to Martha Louisa Bradley, 
one of his school day mates, to whom he had become en- 
gaged before he entered the service. 

He remained in railroad activities for thirty-five years, 
serving with the Northwestern Railroad to July, 1872; with 


Missouri Pacific Railroad as Assistant General Passenger 
Agent from 1872-76, as General Passenger Agent of this 
road to 1879; General Agent "Bee Line" to 1882; Assist- 
ant General Passenger Agent, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. 
Paul to 1885 and General Passenger Agent, same road, to 
October 15, 1900. During these later years he predicted 
that railroads via Alaska would carry passengers to Eur- 
ope, — crossing Behring's Strait on a ferry. This statement 
was then accepted as an expression of humor. It may prove 
to have been a prophecy. 

After retirement from railroad service he became as- 
sociated with his son-in-law, Mr. William Lyman, in the 
Fire Insurance business and remained a member of the firm 
of Lyman, Richie & Co. to the date of his demise. From 
1905 on he was also successfully interested in the Farm 
Lands business. 

After the absorbing interests and onerous duties of 
Railroad administration had been put aside. Companion 
Heafford's heart turned back with new interest, intense sen- 
timent, and almost a lover's longing to his comrades of the 
earlier days. He actively and financially supported several 
regimental reunions of the surviving comrades, during which 
the versatility of his nature made manifest through infinite 
jest and most sublime pathos, easily made him the central 
figure. I i 

He made no pretense of being a religious man, and yet 
he was an intense believer in the communion of souls and the 
life everlasting. He loved his fellowmen with charity for 
all and never expressed malice toward anyone. 

Companion Heafford was admitted to the Order through 
the Commandery of Wisconsin, April 11, 1883, and bore 
Insignia No. 2.y'](i. He was elected Senior Vice Commander 
of that Commandery and therefore was a member of the 
Commandery in Chief. He transferred to the Illinois Com- 


mandery in 1890 when the C. M. & St. P. R. R. moved its 
General Offices from Milwaukee to Chicago. 

Our Companion was twice married: First, to Martha 
Louisa Bradley, September 13, 1865, who died March 8, 
1908. Of this marriage there was a son, Frank, who died 
in infancy, and a daughter, Louisa H. Lyman, who with her 
two sons, William Hereford and George Spencer Lyman, 
survive him. 

Second, to Bessie B. Boyer, June 18, 1910 (who was 
also his business associate in the Farm Lands enterprise), 
who survives. 

With his survivors, we share the loss of his genial com- 
panionship. He has answered the call ''when the golden 
bells were ringing." 

Charles R. E. Koch, 
Anson T. Hemingway, 
Edward D. Redington, 



First Lieutenant Third Cavalry and Brevet Captain United States 
Army. Died at St. Louis, Missouri, January 15, igi6. 

A NOTHER Companion has gone, where all of us, soon 
-^ ^ or late will have to follow. 

Captain Charles Edward Hay died January fifteenth, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen. The following is a copy of 
his record: 

Warsaw Grays. Mustered for a few days only. 

Appointed Second Lieut. Third U. S. Cavalry, August 
5, 1861. 

Promoted to First Lieut. Third U. S. Cavalry, Novem- 
ber 5, 1861. 



Appointed Brevet Captain U. S. Army, June 22, 1865. 
Resigned October 9, 1865. 

History of Service 

Served in Department of Missouri, Department of 

Department of the South, Department of Arkansas. 

Assistant to the Chief Mustering Officer, State of Illi- 

Companion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion 
of U. S. Elected (Ohio) June 4, 1864. Insignia No. 3307. 
Transferred to Commandery of the State of Illinois, Jan. 
28, 1898. 

Died at St. Louis, Missouri, January 15, 1916. 

So much as to Captain Hay's Military History. Now a 
few lines as to his antecedents. 

He was a great grandson of Job Pierce, who was a hero 
in the Colonial Wars and the War of the Revolution, and 
in constant battle with different tribes of Indians. Some 
wit has recorded, that our Country had to have some war 
at hand to give employment to Job Pierce's fighting abilities. 
Through this Job Pierce, Captain Charles E. Hay was re- 
lated to the late President Franklin Pierce. 

Captain Hay was a grandson of the Reverend David A. 
Leonard, a graduate of Brown University of Rhode Island, 
who was a Baptist preacher in New York, and Leonard 
Street, New York, headquarters of the dry goods business, 
was named for his brother. Captain Hay's grandfather, 
the Rev. David A. Leonard, came to Indiana and bought 
several hundred acres of land, 23 miles south of Louisville, 
Kentucky, on the Ohio River, and due south of Corydon, 
Indiana. This last city was then the capital of all the 
Northwest territory, including Chicago. 

This was before the days of steam boats, and it was the 
idea of this reverend gentleman, that cargoes of steam boats 


would have to break their bulk, and proceed up the Ohio 
River by going around the falls by land; but w^hen he was 
dreaming and working out this idea, he died, in the year 
1819, and he now lies buried in Goshen Cemetery, south of 
Corydon, Indiana. He left his widow with nine children, 
whom she reared, and they were all well versed in Latin 
and Greek, and the only tutor was their mother. 

Helen, the daughter of the Rev. David A. Leonard, mar- 
ried Dr. Charles Hay, and on March 22, 1841, at Salem, 
Indiana, Charles Edward Hay, the subject of this sketch, 
was born. After resigning his commission in the Army he 
settled in Springfield, Illinois, and became its popular Mayor 
for four different terms, and held other important offices. 
He had a strong personality, and was a hard worker, and 
walked as a man among men. The brilliant historian, Mr. 
William R. Thayer of Cambridge, Mass., in the Life of his 
brother, the late John Hay, late Secretary of State, writes 
of the constant and daily work of Captain Charles E. Hay 
at Springfield, Illinois, officially and in business capacities. 

Captain Charles Edward Hay was married to Miss Mary 
Ridgely of Springfield, Illinois, May 10, 1865. To their 
union, five children were born, three are dead. He is sur- 
vived by his widow, Mary Ridgely Hay of Springfield, Illi- 
nois, Arthur Hay of San Diego, Cal., William Hay of War- 
saw, 111., and six grandchildren, being the children of his 
late daughter, Annie Hay Lloyd. 

This committee requests that this memorial be engrossed, 
spread upon the records, and a copy thereof sent to the 
bereaved family. 

Nelson Thomasson, Chairman, 
Edward D. Redington, 
Benjamin R. Hieronymus, 



Captain Thirty-seventh Illinois Infantry. Died at Aledo, Illinois, 
February 20, 19 16. 

-^ born at Marietta, Illinois, April 5, 1838, and died at 
Aledo, Illinois, February 20, 1916. 

He entered the service as First Sergeant Co. A., 37th 
Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, September 18, 1861, 
was promoted to 2nd Lieut. January 12, 1862; to ist Lieut. 
August 8, 1862, and to Captain, February 17, 1864, and 
mustered out on the 3rd day of June, 1865, by reason of the 
close of the war. The regiment had a varied history and 
was always at the front, being in the 2nd division of the 
13th Army Corps, and was connected with the Army of 
the Gulf, the Army of the Frontier, and of the Trans- 



Companion Morey was in all the battles of his regiment 
in the Department of the Gulf. After the siege of Vicks- 
burg, he was detailed as Assistant Inspector General on the 
staff of Major Genl. F. J. Herron, and continued with him 
till the close of the war. He was in the ill fated expedition 
of Gen. Banks up the Red River, and was at Baton Rouge 
when the news of the surrender of Gen. Lee was received. 

The service of nearly four years as a soldier of the 
Union had not developed a militaristic spirit in our Com- 
panion, and on his muster out, he returned to his parents' 
home in Preemption, 111., and at once became a clerk in a 
general store for a short time. October lo, 1865, he was 
married to Abbie G. Wright, the daughter of one of his 
employers. Until 1875, he followed the occupation of a 
farmer, when he moved to /\ledo, this state, where he made 
his home till his death. In 1902 his wife died, and in 1903 
he married Mrs. Agnes Forner of Paola, Kansas. 

During his forty-one years of residence in Aledo, he 
was identified with all the movements for the progress of 
the community, and held many offices of trust. He was 
mayor of the city for two terms, and for many years was 
a member of the County Agricultural Board. He was an 
important factor in the establishment and location of Wil- 
liam and Vashti College, and was greatly interested in its 
success. He held high rank in the Masonic Order. 

Patriotism meant more to him than mere love of coun- 
try. It meant such love as leads men to serve, to suffer 
and to sacrifice for country, whether as soldiers, or citizens, 
and by that test, our Companion was in the full meaning of 
the term a patriot, whether on the battle front, or in the 
ordinary pursuits of peace. 

Edward D. Redington, 
William A. Lorimer, 
Jared W. Young, 


The Co?n?na?idery never had a 
Photograph of this Companion. 


Brigadier General, United States Volunteers. Died at Medford, 
Oregon, March 4, 1916. 

GEN. WM. SOOY SMITH was born at Tarlton, Ohio, 
July 22, 1830, and died at Medford, Ore., March 4, 
1916, in his 87th year. Funeral was at Riverside, 111., March 
II, 1916. 

Was a cadet at U. S. Military Academy, West Point, 
from July i, 1849, to July i, 1853, when he was graduated 
and promoted to 2d Lieut, in 2nd U. S. Artillery. He re- 
signed June 19, 1854. 

At the breaking out of the Rebellion he entered the 
volunteer service in May, 1861, at Camp Denison, Ohio, 
and was commissioned and made Assistant Adjt. Gen. on the 
staff of Gen. Schench. Was commissioned Colonel of the 
13th Ohio Vol. Inf., June 26, 1861 ; commissioned Brig.- 
Gen., April 15, 1862. Resigned July 15, 1864. 

He served in the Tennessee and Mississippi campaign, 
February to June, 1862. In the movement on Bowling 
Green, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn. ; in charge of repairs to 
railroads centering at Nashville, March and April, 1862; 
Colonel commanding brigade at Shiloh, April 7, 1862; at 
siege of Corinth and in opening railway from Corinth, Miss., 
to Decatur, Ala. ; Brig.-Gen. commanding 2d Div., Army of 
the Ohio, July, 1862; also commanded the 4th Div., Army 



of the Ohio, in battle of Perryville, Ky., and pursuit of 
Bragg's forces nearly to Cumberland Gap; in command of 
the 1st Div., i6th Army Corps, in the Vicksburg campaign 
in rear of Vicksburg in operations against the rebel General 
Jos. E. Johnston's forces ; was chief of cavalry, Depart- 
ment of the Tennessee, July to October, 1863 ; in command 
of the raid with 7,000 cavalry from Memphis, Tenn., to 
West Point, Miss., March 10-25, 1864, in an attempt to 
meet Gen. Sherman's forces at Meridian, Miss., but was 
attacked by rebel Gen. Forrest's cavalry and failed to get 
through. The battles on this raid were at Tallahatchie 
River, West Point and Tupello, ]\Iiss. 

For many years Companion Smith was a resident of Chi- 
cago, and engaged in the civil engineering and contracting 
business. He was one of the originators of the caisson 
foundation used so extensively in Chicago's high buildings; 
was engineer in charge of foundations of the Chicago Fed- 
eral Building. He was elected a Companion of the Illinois 
Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, 
Nov. 13, 1890, and was its Commander in 1897; was a mem- 
ber of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee. The 
members of the Loyal Legion extend to his surviving rela- 
tives their sincere sympathies. 

William L. Cadle, 
George Mason, 
Thomas E. Milciirist, 



First Lieutenant Sixtieth United States Colored Troops. Died at 
Ontario, California, March g, igi6, 

COMPANION WILLIAMS was born near Rockford, 
Winnebago County, Illinois, May 12, 1842, and died at 
Ontario, California, March 9, 191 6. 

The father of our Companion died when the latter was 
very young, and the family became scattered. It was al- 
ways a source of great satisfaction to him that as a boy 
of fourteen he had the privilege of hearing Lincoln and 
Douglas, in their famous debate. He was a doorkeeper at 
the convention that nominated Lincoln for the Presidency 
at Chicago, in i860, and cast his maiden vote for him at the 
election in 1864. 



Companion Williams enlisted at the outbreak of the 
war, as a private in Company E, 5th Iowa Infantry, at In- 
dependence, Iowa, and was discharged October 10, 1863, 
by reason of promotion to Second Lieutenant of Company 
A, First Iowa Volunteers of African descent, which regi- 
ment was afterwards designated as the 60th Regiment of 
U. S. Colored Troops. 

Our Companion saw very active service as an enlisted 
man in Missouri, and in all the campaigns from Shiloh and 
Pittsburg Landing, and in occupation of Corinth, Miss. Also 
in the. battle of luka, in September, 1862, as well as in the 
operations of the Army around Vicksburg, which culminated 
in its surrender. 

As a commissioned officer in the 60th U. S. Colored 
Troops, Companion Williams served mainly in Arkansas, 
and for about six months was in Command of Battery A, 
in the fortifications of Helena, Arkansas. Later, in active 
field service, but in no important engagements. 

After the surrender, he was Acting Provost Marshal, 
in sub-district in Central Arkansas, until muster out, as 
First Lieutenant, October 15, 1865. In September, 1865, 
he was commissioned as Captain, but was never mustered 
as such. 

In 1866, he engaged in the real estate business in Chi- 
cago, but lost heavily at the time of the great fire of 1871. 
He continued for some years in business afterwards. For 
twenty-five years before his death he had been a great suf- 
ferer from malaria and was treated at different sanitariums. 
In 1903, he removed by advice of his physicians to Ontario, 
where he continued to reside until his death. As he always 
considered Chicago his home, he was, following his request, 
laid to rest in Oakwoods Cemetery. 

Edward D. Redington, 
Jared W. Young, 



Succession Companion of the First Class. Died at Chicago, Illinois, 
March 14, 1916. 


OY BARTLING TABOR was born at Lawrence, Kan- 
sas, July 28, 1877, and died in Chicago, March 14, 

His parents were Captain Rufus K. Tabor and Lucy E. 
(Gleason) Tabor. His father was an honored member of 
this Commandery, and served with distinction in the loth 
Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry, in the Army of 
the Potomac, and received his final summons only a few 
months before his son's death. 

Mr. Tabor received his education in the grammar schools 
of Lawrence, the Englewood High School, and the Univer- 



sity of Chicago, where he received prizes in oratorical con- 

The spring before he would have graduated, he went 
to Paris as an assistant to F. J. V. Skiff, the Director of the 
Field Museum, who had charge of the United States Ex- 
hibit at the Paris Exposition. He was absent about two 
years, returning in 1901. Soon after his return, he formed 
a partnership in the Real Estate business with Robert White, 
the firm name being White & Tabor. This partnership 
continued until his death. 

In addition to his membership in this Commandery, he 
was a member of many Chicago Clubs, and was a Director 
of the Home for Destitute Crippled Children. 

In the fourteen years of his business life, he had gained 
by his ready grasp of real estate conditions and problems, 
a high rank among his business associates for his great abil- 
ity, and high character for integrity and fair dealing. 

He was successively Secretary in 1908, and President in 
191 1, of the Chicago Real Estate Board. He was the 
youngest President ever elected to that office. No finer 
tribute can be paid to our Companion than is contained in 
the report of the Committee of Resolutions of the Real 
Estate Board, at a meeting held March 15, 191 6, of which 
the following is a copy: 

''Whereas, Death has taken, on March 14, 19 16, Roy 
Bartling Tabor, who became a member of this Board in 
1905, who served as its Secretary in 1908, as one of its 
Directors in 1910, and as its President in 191 1, and 

'Whereas, He gave freely of his time and energy for 
the upbuilding of this Board, in loyal and painstaking serv- 
ice on its committees and in many of its enterprises, and 

"Whereas, This Board by his death loses one of its 
most able and brilliant members, one whose character, ac- 
complishment and integrity have honored the Real Estate 


profession in this community, and have been a credit to 
this Board, 

'Whereas, His companionship and unfaiHng geniahty 
always have been highly prized by the members of this 
Board and the unvarying cheerfulness and the courage 
with which he has met continuous illness and discourage- 
ment have evoked our deep sympathy and admiration, 

"Now, therefore, be it resolved by the members of this 
Board assembled that we record our appreciation of the 
loyal and valuable service of Roy Bartling Tabor to this 
Board and to the real estate profession, our feeling of great 
personal loss in his death and our desire to keep his mem- 
ory by spreading this resolution upon the records of this 

"Wm. Scott Bond^ Chairman, 
"Frederick S. Oliver^ 
"Edward M. Willgughby.'" 
Mr. Tabor never married and is survived by a mother 
and sister. 

Edward D. Redingtgn, 
Jared W. Ygung, 



Captain Second Illinois Light Artillery, 
Died at Kalamazoo, Michigan, 

United States Volunteers. 
April 12, 1916. 

born at Oswego, N. Y., October 7, 1845, and died at 
Kalamazoo, Michigan, April 16, 1916. 

He came to Chicago, in i860, and enlisted September i, 
1862, as a private in '*F" Company, 2nd Regiment Illinois 
Light Artillery. Was promoted Senior Second Lieutenant 
December 31, 1863; Junior First Lieutenant May 28, 1864, 
and Captain Alay 15, 1865. Mustered out July 2y, 1865, by 
reason of the close of the war. 

He was with his Battery throughout the Vicksburg cam- 


paign. After that campaign, was detailed on recruiting 
service at Springfield, 111. He participated in all the en- 
gagements of the Atlanta campaign, serving on the staff 
of General O. O. Howard, as Assistant Inspector of Artil- 
lery for Department of Tennessee. 

After the battle of Nashville, Tenn., under General 
Thomas, he was detailed as Provost Marshal of Fifth Dis- 
trict, Middle Tennessee, with headquarters at Clarksville. 
The fact that our Companion enlisted as a recruit in an 
organization that had been in the field a year and was rapid- 
ly promoted till he became Captain of the Battery, is the 
highest tribute that could be paid to his soldierly qualities. 

After being mustered out, at the close of the war. Cap- 
tain Richardson, returned to Chicago, and entered the em- 
ploy of Liebenstein and Rankin, as a traveling salesman, in 
the crockery business. Although he had had no experience 
in that line of business previously, he at once made good, 
and soon after entered the service of Burley and Tyrrell, 
and continued uninterruptedly with them for 45 years, a 
record probably not equaled or excelled by any traveling 
salesman in the city of Chicago, and which is the best evi- 
dence necessary as to his character as a business man, as his 
employers were at one time the leading crockery firm in the 
city of Chicago. 

Captain Richardson had a very unique experience as a 
salesman, as when he commenced traveling, the state of 
Iowa was a new country, railroads had not been opened up, 
and his traveling had to be done with a horse and buggy. 
Among his customers, were the Indian tribes, many of whom 
had not moved farther west. 

He was married ten years ago to Betsy A. Monroe, 
daughter of the late Hon. James Monroe, of Kalamazoo, 
Mich., and retired six years ago from active business, and 
during the six years previous to his death, had lived quietly 


at his country home near Kalamazoo. His widow survives 

Edward D. Redington, 
Jared W. Young, 



Major Tzventieth Illinois Infantry, United States Volunteers, 
at Bloomington, Illinois, April 16, igi6. 


-'-^ Ebansburg, Pa., June 16, 1834, and died at Blooming- 
ton, Illinois, April 16, 1916. He served an apprenticeship 
as a carpenter in his native town, coming to Ohio in 1855, 
and a year later located at Bloomington, Illinois, where he 
followed his trade until the outbreak of the War of the 
Rebellion. He entered the service June 13, 1861, as Ser- 
geant of Company C, 20th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer 
Infantry; promoted to First Lieutenant Company I, same 
regiment, March i, 1862; Captain, February 23, 1865, and 
Major of the regiment May 19, 1865. 



Was mustered out of service at Louisville, Ky., July i6, 
1865, by reason of the close of the War. 

The regiment was a part of the Army of the Tennessee, 
and Companion Evans was engaged in the battles of Fort 
Henry„ Fort Donelson, Shiloh (where he was badly 
wounded), the battles preceding the siege of Vicksburg, 
and in the siege itself. Was in the Atlanta compaign 
and marched with Sherman to the sea, and through the 
Carolinas to Washington, where he participated in the 
Grand Review. 

Returning to Bloomington, after muster out, and realizing 
the necessity of a better education for business, than he 
possessed, he took a complete course at Eastman's Business 
College, in Chicago. After finishing this course, he accepted 
a position as bookkeeper in a contracting firm in Blooming- 
ton, where he remained till 1886. In that year, he was 
elected City Clerk, and was elected continuously for thir- 
teen years, when he was appointed Assistant Postmaster, 
and served as such for eight years. 

Close and strenuous application to business and the con- 
fining nature of his work, undermined his health, and neces- 
sitated his retirement from all work in 1910. 

Major Evans was married May 10, 1870, to Mary L. 
Parke, daughter of Samuel S. Parke, of Bloomington, who 
with one daughter, Ida L., survives him. 

His home life was ideal, and he was a devoted husband 
and father. As a citizen he was highly respected as a man 
faithful to every trust, while one of the officers of his regi- 
ment writes "that he was a magnificent soldier and gentle- 

Edward D. Redington, 
Vespasian Warner, 
Jared W. Young, 



Second Lieutenant Second Illinois Cavalry. Died at Morrison, Illi- 
nois, April 30, 1916. 

SECOND LIEUT. A. J. JACKSON died at his home in 
Morrison, 111., Sunday morning, April 30, 1916, at 11 145, 
aged nearly 79 years. For the past two years he had grad- 
ually declined in health, until the end came. 

Albert Judson Jackson was born in Knox County, Ohio, 
May 12, 1837, and came with his parents to what is now 
Morrison, Illinois, in 1854. He was reared upon his fa- 
ther's farm to the age of twenty years. He acquired his edu- 
cation in the country schools and afterwards engaged in 
teaching school for about five months. On attaining his 
majority he commenced the reading of law in Morrison 



and continued his reading for three years. He was then 
admitted to the bar in the spring of 1861 and began the 
practice of law in Morrison. 

In July, 1861, he enlisted for service in the Civil War, 
joining Company A of the Second Illinois Cavalry, with 
which he continued for eight months. He was elected by 
his company to the rank of Second Lieutenant and resigned 
March 19, 1862, having been injured by his horse, the re- 
sult of which unfitted him for further service. He partici- 
pated in the battles of Forts Henry and Donelson. 

In 1863 he again entered upon the practice of law, and 
also during the same year engaged in the banking business, 
with others, estabhshing a private bank and continuing in 
that business until January 28, 1865, when he was the mov- 
ing spirit in the organization of the First National Bank of 
Morrison. Mr. Jackson became its first cashier, remaining 
in that position until February i, 191 5, a continuous service 
of fifty years. At the time he retired he was the dean of 
National bank cashiers in the United States. 

Mr. Jackson had filled the following positions : He was 
Deputy County Treasurer of Whiteside County, 111., from 
1858 to 1861 inclusive; Mayor of Morrison during 1896-7; 
and was for a number of years a member of the Board of 
Education. Fraternally he had been a member of the lUi- 
nois Commandery of the Loyal Legion for over twenty 
years, a member of Alpheus Clark Post 118, G. A. R., hav- 
ing served as its Commander, and was a Mason of high 

On the 15th of December, 1863, Mr. Jackson was mar- 
ried to Miss Jennie Quackenbush, who died October 8, 1906. 
To this union were born two sons and a daughter, Carl, 
Pierre and Kitty, the latter two being now the only sur- 

Companion Jackson was a man of pronounced individu- 
ality, and although unobtrusive in his daily life did not hesi- 


tate to express his opinions when called upon to do so. He 
was of great service to the community in which he resided, 
always favoring measures for the public good. During the 
long years of service in the prominent position he occupied 
no one was more influential. In his death the State has lost 
one of its foremost citizens. 

Charles Bent, 
Edv^ard D. Redington, 
Jared W. Young, 



Assistant Surgeon Second Massachusetts Cavalry, United States 
Volunteers. Died at Warren, Illinois, May 4, igi6. 

^ Warren, 111., was a native of Yarmouth, Maine, born 
November 2y, 1837, and was a student of Bowdoin College, 
from which he was twice graduated, receiving the degree 
of M. A. and that of M. D. in 1863. 

Doctor Bucknam enlisted in Co. G, Twenty-fifth Reg., 
Maine Vol. Inf., of which he became First Lieutenant, and 
at the expiration of his term of enlistment became Assist- 
ant Surgeon of the Second Massachusetts Cavalry. 

Remaining in the army until the close of the war, he was 



much of the time under the command of Gen. Sheridan in 
the Army of the Potomac and along the Shenandoah Valley. 

September, 1862, to July, 1863, in defense of Washing- 
ton. In July, 1864, joined Hunter's command at Monocacy, 
with Sheridan at Halltown, Apequon, Winchester, Ouray, 
Waynesboro, Tom's Brook, Cedar Creek, South Anna, 
White Oak Road, Dinwiddie Court House, Five Forks, 
Sailor's Creek and Appomattox Court House. 

After being mustered out, he spent a year in the New 
York hospitals, after which he came west, locating at Nora, 
Jo Daviess county, and after spending four years there, re- 
moved to Warren, where he remained until his death, which 
occurred on May 4, 19 16, and was at that time the oldest 
physician in the place. 

Doctor Bucknam was a Republican in politics; was a 
member of the School Board for many years ; a member 
of the Grand Army of the Republic, and was identified with 
all movements which were for the best interests of the com- 
munity in which he lived and moved. He was a cousin of 
the late Hon. Thomas B. Reed, of Maine. He was married 
June 28, 1 87 1, to Miss Jane, daughter of Judge Ivory 
Quinby, of Monmouth, 111., who preceded him to the Beyond 
about four years. There are now two surviving children 
who were born to them, Mary Lizzie and Annabel. 

Doctor Bucknam was a man of simple, upright life, pass- 
ing through the world without offense, doing much good 
in unostentatious ways, and proving in his life the beauty 
and kindness of a genuine friendship. 

He was always approachable, candid, and unaffected as 
a child, his sunny temperament bringing delightful partici- 
pation in the joys of friendly intercourse. 

His coming was a benison, and the remaining days were 
cheerier for having met him. He was elected a Companion 


of the Loyal Legion January ii, 191 1. His Insignia was 

No. 16423. 

Geo. S. Avery^ 
Jared W. Young, 
Walter R. Robbins, 



Captain Ninety-sixth Illinois Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Waukegan, Illinois, June 8, igi6. 

A SIEL ZEBULON BLODGETT, was born September 
^ ^ lo, 1832, at old Fort Dearborn, Cook County, Illinois. 
His father was Israel P. Blodgett, who was one of the early 
settlers in DuPage County, having moved to Downers 
Grove in 183 1. At the outbreak of the Indian War the 
family moved into Fort Dearborn for protection. After 
the Indian scare was over the family returned to Downers 
Grove where Companion Blodgett lived until 1854, when 
he entered the employment of the Chicago & Milwaukee 
Railroad Company, afterwards the Chicago & North West- 
ern Railway Company. At the breaking out of the war he 

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was station agent and telegraph operator for the North 
Western at Waukegan, llHnois. In July, 1862, Companion 
Blodgett received a recruiting Commission from Governor 
Yates and in a few days had more than a Company enlisted. 
The Company became Company B of the 96th Illinois In- 
fantry, U. S. V. He was elected Captain of this Company 
and served as such until August, 1864, when he resigned on 
account of ill health, a wound and injuries received at the 
battle of Chickamauga being the cause. Captain Blodgett, 
on retiring from the service, returned to Waukegan and 
resumed his position with the North Western road. He re- 
mamed with the road until 1900, when he retired and passed 
the rest of his days in Waukegan honored and beloved by 
all who knew him. 

He served the city for two terms as Mayor, and was al- 
ways active in Civic matters. For several years, commenc- 
ing about 1875, he was also engaged in importing high grade 
Clydesdale horses. He was married to Mary E. Porter 
and leaves five sons, Henry P. Blodgett, Cyrus W. Blod- 
gett, John H. Blodgett, Frank B. Blodgett and Louis D. 
Blodgett. Mrs. Blodgett died March 22, 1900. Captain 
Blodgett was a brother of Hon. Henry W. Blodgett, a close 
friend of Abraham Lincoln, and for many years Judge of 
the U. S. Court at Chicago; one of the ablest and most 
learned who ever sat upon that Bench. Two brothers, 
Colonel Wells H. Blodgett, of St. Louis, Mo., General Coun- 
sel of the Wabash Railroad, and distinguished as a lawyer, 
and Major Edward A. Blodgett, of Chicago, were long 
time members of the Order. Captain Blodgett died at Wau- 
kegan, Illinois, June 8, 1916, at the age of eighty-three years. 

Elam L. Clarke, 
Richard S. Tuthill, 
Edward D. Redington, 



JOSEPH THAYER GILMAN was born May 31, 1864, 
the second son of Original Companion Osmon Baker 
Oilman, Acting Assistant Paymaster, U. S. N. He died at 
Chicago, Illinois, June 11, 1916. 

Mr. Oilman served for a number of years as Deputy 
Consul Oeneral for the United States at Calcutta, British 
India for Van Leer Polk. He was for many years con- 
nected with the Ooodwin Car Company of Chicago and held 
the office of Vice-President of the company. His home was 
at 5440 Cornell Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. 


The CojTunandery never had a 
Photograph of this Companion. 


Born at Hannibal, Missouri, April 2g, 1869. Died at Hinsdale, 
Illinois, June 14, 19 16. 

SON of Companion Charles W. A. Cartlidge, Missouri 
Volunteer Infantry, deceased. 

Elected an Hereditary Companion of the First Class 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, May i, 
1913. Insignia 16958. 

Companion Cartlidge had no military or naval record, no 
civil office or collegiate degree, but his occupation was that 
of a bridge engineer on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
Railroad Company, which he held for many years. 


The Cojumandery never had a 
Photograph of this Coinpanioii. 


Born at Chicago, Illinois, November 20, iSyg. Died at Missoula, 
Montana, June 27, igi6. 

ONLY son of Companion Captain John Town McAuley, 
U. S. Volunteers. 

Elected a Companion of the Second Class through the 
Commandery of the State of Illinois, January 7, 1907. In- 
signia No. 15255. 

He was educated at Professor Coulter's school in Chi- 
cago, 111., and subsequently entered Yale University and 
graduated therefrom in the class of 1901. He also gradu- 
ated from the Northwestern Law School and on being ad- 
mitted to the bar entered into partnership with Charles A. 
Aldrich for a period of five years. 

He married Miss Laura Rogers, of Milwaukee, Wiscon- 
sin, who is left with two surviving sons — Vance and Henry 



First Lieutenant Nineteenth Ohio Infantry, United States Volun- 
teers. Died at Davenport, lozva, June 30, igi6. 

MONROE EBI was born near Canton, Ohio, January 
16, 1842, and died at Davenport, Iowa, June 30, 1916. 
He was left an orphan at the early age of eight. After 
a common school education, he attended Mt. Union College 
for several years. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he 
was clerking in a drug store at Canton, Ohio. On Sept. 25, 
1861, he enlisted as a private in Company I, 19th Ohio Vol. 
Infty. Served as Corporal Sergeant and Orderly Ser- 
geant until Jan., 1864, when the regiment veteranized. 

March 11, 1864, he was mustered in as 2nd Lieutenant 
of Company A, and April 8, 1865, he was promoted to ist 
Lieutenant ; transferred to Company F, and transferred to 
Company I, June, 1865. He was honorably discharged June 



7, 1865, by order of General George H. Thomas. He served 
in the Army of the Ohio under Generals Mitchell and 
Buell. The regiment afterwards belonged to the Army of 
the- Cumberland, 3rd brigade, 3rd division, 4th army corps. 

Lieutenant Ebi was in the battle of Shiloh and the siege 
of Corinth. From Sept., 1862, to March, 1863, he was on 
recruiting service in Ohio. 

After his return he participated in the battles of Chick- 
amauga and Missionary Ridge and in all the skirmishes and 
battles of the Atlanta Campaign to Love joy Station, Geor- 
gia, where he was severely wounded, Sept. 22, 1864, the 
bullet entering the right shoulder, fracturing several ribs, 
crossing over the small of his back, sphntexing his backbone 
and lodging in his right hip. He never fully recovered 
from this wound. 

At the close of the war, our companion came west, lo- 
cating in Eddyville, Iowa. After a short residence there 
and in Cedar Rapids, he removed to Davenport in 1869, 
where he resided during the remainder of his life. He or- 
ganized the firm of Ebi & Newman, dealers in agricultural 
implements, and continued in this business for thirty years, 
retiring in 1902. 

He was always greatly interested in civic affairs, and 
during the last few years of his life, he devoted a large part 
of his time to the new County Tuberculosis Hospital being 
built at Davenport and was chairman of the Board of Man- 
agement at the time of his death. 

He is survived by his widow and two children, a daugh- 
ter, Mrs. W. E. Snider of Davenport, and a son, Mr. A. R. 
Ebi of Moline, III., the latter being a member of this Com- 

Edward D. Redington, 
Jared W. Young, 
Rudolph Williams, 



Captain Twelfth Pennsylvania Cavalry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Chicago, Illinois, July 8, 1916. 

LEOPOLD MAYER was born July 20, 1838, in Bavaria, 
'Germany, and died in Chicago, 111., July 8, 1916, 
He entered the service as First Lieutenant, Co. "C," 
Twelfth Pennsylvania Cavalry, U. S. V., February 3, 1863. 
Commissioned captain same company and regiment October 
15, 1864; honorably discharged on account of termination 
of service March 25, 1865. 

Captain Mayer served with the regiment on provost 
duty at Washington, D. C, until just before the second 
battle of Bull Run, where he participated with his regiment, 
later doing scouting and reconnaissance through Virginia 



until Sheridan's campaign in the Shenandoah Valley; was 
wounded at the battle of Winchester, June i6, 1863, and was 
captured on his way to the general hospital at Georgetown, 
D. C, by Mosby's force and taken to Libby Prison; escaped 
and was recaptured and sent to Macon, Georgia, thence to 
Charleston, S. C., where he was placed in Roper Hospital 
under fire of the guns from Morris Island; was moved to 
Columbia when Charleston was evacuated and imprisoned 
at Camp Sorghum; escaped to Sherman's army after sev- 
enteen months of confinement ; General Sherman turned 
him over to General Logan, who sent him to Hazen's Divi- 
sion with which organization he remained until the battle 
of Newbern, N. C, whence he was sent home in a most 
precarious condition, the result of his long confinement. 

Sept. 5, 1866, he married Carrie Straus in Philadelphia. 
The widow with three sons and one daughter survive him. 
His son, Milton Mayer, is a member of this Commandery. 
Captain Mayer came to Chicago soon after the fire in Octo- 
ber, 1 87 1, and for a short time was a traveling salesman 
for Selz, Schwab & Co. He subsequently became connected 
with the firm of Goodman & Barber in the manufacture of 
clothing and continued in this line of business until his re- 
tirement about twenty-five years ago. 

At the time of his retirement he was a partner in the 
firm of Hirsch, Mayer & Co. At the time of his death he 
was a member of the K. A. U. Temple, which passed the 
following memorial resolution : 

"That such a life is proof positive of true patriotism 
whether in one's native land or the land of his adoption." 

He was a man full of energy who loved his family and 
his fellowmen and deserves to be remembered. 

Bernard Pollak, 
E. D. Redington, 
Jared W. Young, 



Brevet Brigadier General United States Volunteers. 
Illinois, July 13, 1916. 

Died at Joliet, 

GENERAL PHILIP C. HAYES was born in Granby, 
Connecticut, February 3, 1833. His father was a 
soldier in the War of 181 2. He brought his family to Illi- 
nois in 1833 and settled near Ottawa. General Hayes 
worked on a farm as a boy and also taught school. He be- 
gan his studies at Oberlin College in 1855, graduating in 
i860. He became a student in the Oberlin Theological 

On President Lincoln's call for 75,000 volunteers in 
1861, he enlisted as a private and was elected captain of his 
Company. As the state had furnished more than its quota, 



the Governor of Ohio decHned to accept the Company. 
General Hayes returned to his studies until the call was 
made July i, 1862, for 300,000 more volunteers. He re- 
ceived a commission as Captain, raised a Company which 
was mustered into service as Company F of the 103rd Ohio 
Volunteer Infantry. 

The regiment at once entered active service in Kentucky. 
The command went to East Tennessee in August, 1863, 
taking active part in many engagements and sharing in the 
famous siege of Knoxville. 

In the remarkable campaign of the march toward At- 
lanta the 103rd had an active part in many skirmishes and 
battles. The regiment was so greatly reduced in numbers 
that it was detailed as Headquarters Guard of the 23rd 
Army Corps, Gen. Schofield Commanding, and Captain 
Hayes was appointed Provost Marshal. 

This command did not go with General Sherman in 
the ''March to the Sea" but remained and shared the vic- 
tories at the bloody battles of Franklin and Nashville where 
the Army of General Hood was destroyed. 

The 23rd Corps was transferred to North Carolina and 
took active part in the battles that brought the surrender 
of Gen. Joseph E. Johnson and the end of the war. 

Captain Hayes was promoted to the rank of Lieut. 
Colonel in 1864, to Colonel in 1865 and was breveted Briga- 
dier General to date from March 13, 1865. 

The message that brought the notice of this promotion 
was signed by General Grant and said, "This letter will in- 
form you that the President of the United States has ap- 
pointed you a Brigadier General by brevet for gallant and 
meritorious services in the war." 

After the war General Hayes was superintendent of 
the Public Schools of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. He began his 
career as a newspaper editor by the purchase of the Circle- 
ville, Ohio, Union. 


He came to Illinois in 1874 and became owner and editor 
of the Morris Herald. He came to Joliet in 1892 and 
purchased the Joliet Republican. He was elected to Con- 
gress in 1876 and 1878. He took active part in public 
affairs and was a delegate to the Deep Waterway Conven- 
tion at Davenport, Iowa, in 1881. 

General Hayes took a very active interest in all affairs 
that concerned the soldiers of the Civil War. He was Com- 
mander of the Department of Illinois, G. A. R. in 1909. He 
was an active member of the Illinois Commandery of the 
Loyal Legion. He belonged to the Sons of the American 
Revolution and The Society of the War of 1812. 

His book entitled "War Verse and other Verses" il- 
lustrates his devotion to the men who served in that war. 

He was married in Oberlin, Ohio, January 25, 1865, 
to Miss Amelia Estelle Johnson. The celebration of the 
Golden Wedding by the families of his four children and 
members of the Loyal Legion and Grand Army and by 
his neighbors and friends was a memorable and beautiful 

Duncan C. Milner^ 
James G. Elwood, 
Robert Mann Woods, 



Lieutenant Commander United States Navy. 
Illinois, July 15, 1916. 

Died at Chicago, 

HORATIO LOOMIS WAIT was born in New York 
City, August 8, 1836. He died at his residence in 
Hyde Park, Chicago, July 15, 1916, in the eightieth year 
of his age. 

He was elected a member of the Illinois Commandery 
of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United 
States April 7, 1880, Insignia No. 2005. 

He came from an ancestry on both sides of the best 
New England families, who were noted for their patriotism, 
integrity and character. He was the son of Joseph and 



Harriet Heileman (Whitney) Wait. One of his ancestors, 
especially distinguished for his service in the Revolutionary 
War, was Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Wait of the Army of 
the United States, who was killed in the battle with the 
British Army at Clarendon, Vermont, September, 1776, 
where he was buried and where a monument has been 
erected to his memory. His son was Captain Marmaduke 
Wait, U. S. A., who was distinguished for brave and efficient 
service in the War of 181 2. 

Major Wait was educated in Trinity School, connected 
with the old Trinity Church on Broadway, New York, in 
the Columbia Grammar School and in Columbia College. 

He came to Chicago, then in the extreme West, May i, 
1856, influenced thereto by Horatio Gates Loomis, a rela- 
tive. Here he became a student in the law office of Hon. 
John Young Scammon, a name familiar to all Chicagoans. 

W^hen the war cloud of civil war broke and the first 
gun of that struggle was fired at Fort Sumter in the effort 
to destroy and disrupt the Union of the States, when the 
call to arms of the brave and patriotic men of the nation by 
Abraham Lincoln, to defend and preserve the national life, 
was rhade, young Wait, with the blood of his forebears 
coursing warmly in his veins, did not hesitate to answer that 
call and enlisted in Company "D" of the 60th Illinois In- 
fantry, in which he served until 1862, when, by reason of 
his lifelong interest in the United States Navy, he applied 
for and obtained a position as Lieutenant Commander in 
that service. His commission was handed him by Abraham 
Lincoln in person at the White House. This incident he 
often spoke of to his friends and with justifiable pride. The 
paper was left to his sons as a priceless heritage. 

This was the beginning of a service highly creditable 
during all the subsequent period of the great War. It 
brought him into close and continuous association with many 
of the most distinguished commanders and officers of the 


American Navy of that period; with Farragut, Dahlgren, 
Dupont, and with him who is yet connected with our Navy 
and highly distinguished for his services not only in that 
war, but, subsequent to that period, in Manila Bay, George 
Dewey, the present Admiral of our Navy. 

Among the many honors which he received for his val- 
iant services was a Congressional medal given him by Act 
of Congress. 

Returning to Chicago at the close of the War, Major 
Wait, as his comrades loved to call him by* reason of his 
rank as Paymaster in the Navy, again entered his life work 
as a lawyer, in which he became known to the bench and bar 
of the City of Chicago and of the State of Illinois as a 
Master in Chancery of the Circuit Court, where he had a 
service of forty years, longer, it is believed, than had ever 
been known before. He had heard many cases of the high- 
est importance, both as to the amount involved and the 
legal principles considered by him. No question as to any 
act of his life, whether as a judicial officer or otherwise, 
was ever raised. His conclusions as to the facts and the law 
of cases were, with a really singular unanimity, almQst uni- 
versally affirmed by the trial, Appellate and Supreme Courts. 

Major Wait was, during his life and to its close, deeply 
concerned in many matters of public interest and affecting 
the public welfare. His interest in military and naval af- 
fairs was constant and effective. He drew the bill creating 
the Illinois Naval Reserve and was one of the principal 
factors in the creation of that organization and served as 
Lieutenant Commander therein until he was retired by stat- 
ute. He was a director of the Chicago Historical Society, a 
member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the 
United States, a member of George H. Thomas Post, G. 
A. R., of the Grand Army Hall and Memorial Association, 
of the Society of Naval Veterans in Chicago, of the Chicago 


Literary Club, a life member of the Chicago Art Institute, 
and a director of the Public Library Board of Chicago. 

Mr. Wait was actively identified with the Episcopal 
Church in Chicago, first as a member of Bishop Cheney's 
parish, where he was the Superintendent of Tyng Mission, 
the first exponent of the social settlement idea. Later he 
joined St. Paul's Church in Kenwood, of which he was 
vestryman, warden and a parishioner for over forty-five 

He was Dean of the Chicago Law School up to the 
time of his death, where he also lectured and did other very 
important and valuable work. 

He was married to Miss Chara Conant Long, daugh- 
ter of James Long, of Chicago, who was noted for her 
loveliness and beauty, for her activities in social affairs and 
in many good works. She died several years before the 
death of her husband. The children born of this union are 
James Joseph Wait and Henry Heileman Wait, both of 

To the members of the family surviving, this Military 
Order tenders its sincere sympathy and regret. 

Richard S. Tuthill^ 
Edson J. Harkness, 
John R. Montgomery, 


Captain Forty-ninth United States Colored Infantry, United States 
Volunteers. Died at Newtonville, Massachusetts, July 21, ipi6. 

IT was the will of our Lleavenly Father to remove from 
our body of patriotic spirits "to that land of perpetual 
sunshine" our blessed Companion in Arms, Charles Rudolph 
Edward Koch. His long, arduous and useful Hfe work 
was finished — finished to perfection, with a beautiful smile 
on his face, as he was ushered into Eternal joy, while with 
his wife at the home of his daughter in Newtonville, Mass., 
on Friday morning, July 21, 19 16. 

It has fallen to the lot of few men to be so richly 
endowed in character and attainments as was our late Com- 
panion. Whatever he set out to do he did, and did it well. 



Never would he permit himself to be the advocate of any 
measure that did not have in it a full sense of right and 

An indefatigable worker, he accomplished much, always 
more concerned for the welfare of others rather than for 
himself, using the momentum of his noble unselfishness and 
ability that others might be benefitted. 

The history of the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago, 
the Grand Army of the Republic, the Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion of the United States, the State Dental Asso- 
ciation, the First Regiment of Infantry lUinois National 
Guard, would be incomplete without a large mention of his 
activities. In all of these organizations. Companion Koch 
was a force to be remembered with pride for all time. 

Captain Koch was born in Birnbaum, Polish Russia, 
April 24, 1844. In infancy he came to the United States 
and the family established a home in Manitowoc, Wis., 
where he received his education. Later in life he came to 
Chicago and became a student of Dentistry in the office of 
Doctor Kennicott, where he remained until he gave his serv- 
ices for the preservation of the Union. 

Companion Koch enlisted when i8 years of age in Chi- 
cago, Private, Co. G, 72nd Illinois Infantry (first Board of 
Trade Regiment of Chicago), August 15, 1862. Appointed 
Corporal, September i, 1862. Served in this regiment dur- 
ing Grant's campaigns around Vicksburg, including the 
northern Mississippi campaign, Yazoo Pass expedition and 
the campaign and siege of Vicksburg proper, including the 
assaults on May 19th and May 22nd, and the capture of the 
city on July 4, 1863, and the capture of Natchez, Miss. 

Discharged as Sergeant October i, 1863. Appointed 
First Sergeant, 58th U. S. Colored Infantry same date. 

Commissioned Captain 49th U. S. Colored Infantry, No- 
vember 5, 1863, and assigned to duty on the staff of the 
Adjutant General of the United States Army, and assisted 


in the organization of colored troops in the States of Mis- 
sissippi and Louisiana. January, 1864, was reHeved from 
duty and assigned to his regiment; served with this regi- 
ment in the line until June, 1865, when he was made Provost 
Marshal of Yazoo City, Miss. In August, 1865, was pro- 
moted to Provost Marshal of the Western District of Mis- 
sissippi, embracing about one-third of said State, with head- 
quarters at Vicksburg. 

Was mustered out of the service as Captain March 24, 
1866, and at once returned to Chicago. 

In July of 1877, during the railroad riots he raised a 
Company of Veterans. This Company was sent to the 
southwest section of the city, where it held a government 
bonded warehouse containing 5,000 barrels of whisky and 
the west side gas works. This Company was relieved by 
the 4th U. S. Infantry, and relieved the city police force 
at the Hinman Street Station, who had become exhausted 
from excessive service. They were on duty for ten days. 

In August of the same year enlisted as a Private, First 
Infantry, I. N. G., became Captain of Company I, in Octo- 
ber of that year. In November, 1880, was again com- 
missioned Captain, but decHned to accept a new commission 
and took charge of the military column of the Inter Ocean, 
which he conducted for two years. 

In 1886 was commissioned Major of the First Infantry, 
and in November of that year served in suppressing the 
riots at the Stock Yards, being on duty there ten days. In 
1888 he became Lieutenant-Colonel of the Regiment, and 
on April 30, 1889, became Colonel of the First Infantry, 
resigning his commission on the first of November, 1893. 

Raised a regiment for the Spanish War and tendered the 
same, complete, with over 1,800 men on the rolls, on the 
19th day of April, 1898, two days before the declaration of 
war. This regiment did not succeed in getting into the 
United States Service, but for more than four months had 


daily drills in the Second Regiment Armory, and thus 
formed a reserve military organization for the City and 
State while all the National Guard was gone. More than 
700 men of his cornmand and trained in it, actually saw 
service in the different States and the Regular Army and 

All of those helpful patriotic societies developed out 
of the great War of the Rebellion honored our departed 
brother in arms by electing him to these positions : Com- 
mander Post Number 7, G. A. R. Assistant Adjutant Gen- 
eral, G. A. R., Department of Illinois, Adjutant General, 
G. A. R. Commander of the Military Order of the Loyal 
Legion, Commandery of Illinois. President of the Grand 
Army Hall and Memorial Association of Illinois. The 
latter position he held at the time he was taken from us. 

Companion Koch was very prominent in the establish- 
ment of the Illinois Soldiers' Monument at Vicksburg Na- 
tional Park. He always considered his efforts in building 
the New Armory of the ist Infantry, I. N. G., as a monu- 
ment of his life activities. 

It was while on duty in the interest of the Volunteer 
Officers' retired bill that he passed away. 

Companion Koch was married to Sylvia Adams Bigelow, 
June 25, 1868. 

To the bereaved widow and children, Mrs. Augusta B. 
Potts, Mrs. Josephine K. Grain, Mrs. Alice K. Tobin and 
Miss Mabelle Koch, we tender our heartfelt sympathy. 
Their loss is ours also. 

Walter R. Robbins, 
Florus D. Meacham, 
George V. Lauman, 



Second Lieutenant Twenty-first Wisconsin Infantry, United States 
Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, August 6, 1916. 

WAS born October 18, 1841, at West Troy, New York. 
In 1846 the Delaware family moved west to Mis- 
souri, locating at St. Louis, but after a brief residence there 
moved to Peoria, Illinois, and a year after that went back 
to their old home West Troy, N. Y. In 1856 young Dela- 
ware then fifteen years old emigrated from West Troy to 
Portage City, Wisconsin. In 1859 ^^e family moved to 
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. 

In the summer of 1862 in response to the call of the im- 
mortal Lincoln the subject of our sketch enlisted for a 
period of three years in Company F, 21st Wisconsin Infan- 



try. Upon the organization of his company he was ap- 
pointed Sergeant and his war service was with the nrst 
brigade, first division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cum- 
berland. In the winter of 1864 he was made ist Sergeant 
of his company and in the spring of 1864 was commissioned 
as Second Lieutenant thereof. He was ordered to Wiscon- 
sin on recruiting service and after performing that duty re- 
turned to his regiment at Big Shanty, Georgia, there taking 
command of his company and retaining it until after the 
capture of Atlanta by General Sherman's army. 

In 1864 he was detailed to serve as signal officer upon 
the staff of General George H. Thomas and later was trans- 
ferred to the staff of General Stanley, remaining with him 
until the close of the war, when he was mustered out of the 
service with his regiment at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1865. 

He participated in the following sanguinary engage- 
ments at Perryville, Kentucky, October 6, 1862; Stone 
River, Tennessee, December 30, 31, 1862, and January i, 
1863, and battled for the Union at Kenesaw Mountain. Was 
also present and actively engaged in the conflicts at Mari- 
etta, Peach Tree Creek, and other minor engagements in 
which his regiment served. 

On February 26, 1865, he located in Chicago, associating 
himself with a prosperous wholesale grocery house and con- 
tinued in that line of business for forty-one successful years. 
On November 18, 1872, was united in marriage to Miss 
Louise A. Rhodes of Chicago, Illinois. 

About ten years prior to his decease this noble, loyal 
companion while helping to conduct a lucrative business, ex- 
perienced the soul-depressing effect of losing his eyesight, 
but despite the dread calamity — a calamity that many re- 
gard as being worse than death — he, enduring it, displayed 
a self-control that was ideal and a stoicism inspiring to be- 
hold, while all the time denied heart-cheering visions, a wise 
and liberal Creator was presenting others for enjoyment. 


His faithful, loving wife had as sympathetic coadjutors, 
sincere and affectionate progeny to aid her in ministering to 
the wants of this worthy brother whose absence we, and 
they, profoundly mourn. Whenever he was called upon by 
a visiting committee or a committeeman, his pleasant face 
and gentle tongue expressed genuine gratitude for remem- 
brance and considerations shown him. 

His sweet and affable nature was observed and com- 
mented upon by all fortunate enough to have made his ac- 

May a future ideal existence be accorded this absent 
companion who doubtless bivouacs upon a remote celestial 
camping ground in the unsurveyed beyond. May God, om- 
nipresent and omnipotent, be pleased to soothe his desolated 
family left without his wise counsel and admonition. May 
time reconcile them to their irreparable loss, as well as 
mitigate their poignant sorrow, destined to be life-long. 

The members of this committee, on behalf of the Illi- 
nois Commandery of the Loyal Legion of the United States, 
tenders those he left bereaved the profoundest and most 
sincere sympathy they can express. 

Cornelius S. Eldridge, 
Robert Mann Woods, 



Captain Seventy-fourth Illinois Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Kansas City, Missouri, August 9, 19 16. 

A LPHEUS MILES BLAKESLEY was born in Kings- 


ville, Ashtabula County, Ohio, April 28, 1835, and died 

at Kansas City, Mo., August 9, 1916. He was left an orphan 
at ten years of age, when he was brought to southern Wis- 
consin by relatives. Wisconsin was a frontier state in 1845, 
and the lad experienced all the hardships and vicissitudes of 
a life on the border, until he was of age, but obtained a good 
common school education, supplemented by a course at Kim- 
ball's Academy in Rockford, 111. After leaving the acad- 
emy, he learned the tinners' trade and just before the out- 



break of the War of the RebelHon, became a partner in the 
hardware firm of Blakesley and Moffitt at Rockford. 

Young Blakesley came of sturdy Revolutionary stock, 
and within a week after the surrender of Fort Sumter, en- 
listed in the Rockford Guards for three months. This Com- 
pany became Company D, nth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, 
and the regiment was commanded by Colonel W. H. L. Wal- 
lace, afterwards killed at the battle of Shiloh. Because of 
ill health, he did not re-enlist for three years, but was mus- 
tered out July 26, 1 861. 

In August, 1862, having recovered his health, when the 
call came from President Lincoln for 300,000 more, he en- 
listed as a private in Company E, 74th Illinois Volunteer In- 
fantry, August 13, and was mustered in as Second Lieu- 
tenant of the Company, September 4; was promoted to First 
Lieutenant December 20, 1862, and to Captain December 4, 
1863, and was mustered out with the regiment June 10, 
1865, by reason of the close of the War. 

The 74th Regiment was 1,001 strong, at muster in, and 
was mustered out with 343 officers and men. The regiment 
was a part of the Army of the Cumberland, serving under 
Generals Post, Mitchell, McCook, Sheridan and other well- 
known Commanders. The regiment was conspicuous in the 
battles of Perryville, Nashville, and Stone River, and the 
subsequent campaign to Chattanooga, being on the extreme 
right wing of the Army in this campaign. 

Captain Blakesley was almost continuously in command 
of his Company during its entire term of service and partici- 
pated in nearly all of the battles and campaigns. 

On July 19, 1865, he married Mary A. Avery, of Bel- 
videre, Illinois. To them were born four children, three of 
whom survive. Mrs. Blakesley died October 2, 1903, and in 
1904, he was married to Flora B. Reticker. 

Soon after the close of the War, Captain Blakesley set- 
tled in Rock Island, and was interested in the Rock Island 


Stove Coiiip^iny, and in several other enterprises in that city. 
He was a fine example of a Christian citizen, being for many 
years a trustee and elder in the Broadway Church, and espe- 
cially interested in the Y. M. C. A., being chairman of the 
Building Committee in the erection of the building at 19th 
Street and 3rd Avenue. 

In 1902 he sold his interest in the stove company, and or- 
ganized the Security Stove Mfg. Company, of Kansas City, 
Mo. In 1913 he removed to Homestead, Florida, for his 
health, which gradually failed. He came north in March, 
191 6, for medical aid, but failed to recover and passed away 
August 9 of that year. 

Edward D. Redington, 
Jared W. Young, 
Simeon H. Crane, 



Colonel Twelfth Iowa Infantry and Brevet Brigadier General, 

United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, 

September 5, igi6. 

/^^IVIL War Veterans heard with keen regret the news 
^^ that their companion and comrade, General Stibbs, had 
gone to the farther shore, and his presence would be missed 
until we should join him there. 

Brevet Brig. General John Howard Stibbs died in Chi- 
cago, Sept. 5, 1916. He was born in Wooster, Ohio, March 
I, 1840. Here he speni his boyhood, receiving a common 
school education. When a young man he moved to Iowa, 
beginning his business career as clerk in a grocery store at 
Cedar Rapids. Later we find him in business for himself. 



A dealer in grain and produce. This is what he was doing 
when the call for troops came in 1861. Responding to that 
call, he wasted no time. His name was among the first on 
the Muster roll of Co. K, ist Iowa Infantry. His enlist- 
ment as private in the three months' service dates from 
April 16, 1861. On the 9th of May, following, he was 
made ist Sergeant, and as such served until honorably dis- 
charged Aug. 20, 1 861. 

He had no idea, however, of quitting the service, but 
entered at once on the task of recruiting a company for three 
years' service. In this he was eminently successful, and 
was commissioned Captain of Co. D, 12th Iowa Infty. Vols., 
October 26, 1861. The regiment was ordered to Benton 
Barracks, where they remained under instructions until the 
close of the year, when they reported to General Grant at 
Cairo, 111., who assigned them to Chas. F. Smith's division 
(2nd Division, Army of the Tennessee), who sent them to 
Smithland, Ky. 

The last days of January, 1862, found him with his 
regiment at Paducah, Ky., forming part of the 3rd Brigade, 
2nd Division, Army of the Tenn. From here commenced 
the campaign that captured Forts Henry and Donelson, and 
fought the battle of Shiloh, where on the evening of the 
first day Capt. Stfbbs was captured and detained as prisoner 
of war, until the autumn of 1862, when he was paroled at 
Richmond, Va., and finally exchanged in the winter of 1862- 
3. He at once rejoined his regiment which early in the 
Spring of 1863 was sent to MiUikens Bend, La., and became 
part of Tuttle's Division, 15th Army Corps, participating 
in the siege and capture of Vicksburg and expedition to 
Jackson, Miss. During this time (March, '63), he was com- 
missioned Major of his regiment, again promoted August 5, 
1863, to be Lieut-Colonel. From this time until February, 
1865, he commanded his regiment. 

At this time August, 1863, his regiment formed part 


of the 1 6th Army Corps, and was doing Garrison duty at 
Chewalla, on the Memphis and Charleston Ry. Here for a 
time he commanded the Post. 

April 5, 1865, The President of the U. S. issued to him 
a commission as Colonel by Brevet; September 18, 1865, 
he was mustered into the service as Colonel by special order, 
No. 597, War Dept. This order for his muster was an 
unusual and complimentary one — his regiment lacking the 
requisite number of men that would entitle him to this 

February 11, 1865, he was ordered to Washington, D. 
C, while there was made a member of the Military Court 
that tried and convicted Henry Wirz, the keeper of Ander- 
sonville Prison, April 30, 1866. He was Breveted Brig. Gen- 
eral for meritorious services during the War. His war serv- 
ice during the three months' service was in Missouri with 
Gen. Lyon, participating in the battle of Wilson's Creek. In 
the three years' service he was with the Army of the Ten- 
nessee, taking part in the battle of Shiloh, siege and capture 
of Corinth and Vicksburg, Miss. Battle near Tupelo, Miss., 
and the battle of Nashville, Tenn., with Hood's Army. 

His record is without flaw, and an especial pride to his 
family, who were devoted to him. He was mustered out and 
honorably discharged April 30, 1866, by special order. No. 
189, War Dept. 

In civil life, after his discharge from the army, he went 
to Wooster, Ohio, and was engaged for some years in the 
lumber business. Disposing of this he returned to Wash- 
ington and accepted a position under the Government as 
Inspector of Southern Cotton claims. This position kept 
him actively employed for several years. Completing his 
work in this department he was appointed Inspector in the 
Bureau of Pensions, and sent to Chicago. His resignation 
from this department was accepted in 19 15. Soon after 
came his illness that culminated in his death. He had been 


ill for a year or more but rallied at times and was able to 
meet his old comrades at their re-unions until a short time 
before his death. 

Companion Stibbs^was especially devoted to his Army 
friends, and was a welcome guest wherever a gathering of 
old soldiers was held. He was one of those happy enter- 
tainers who could bring cheer and good fellowship to his 
listeners. In many of his recitations there was a depth of 
sentiment that reflects his kindly engaging nature. His 
memory will live a long time with us who mourn for a 
friend and companion. 

Thomas Post conducted the impressive service that bade 
him a final farewell, and the Sons of Veterans were his 
Pall-Bearers, glad to pay this parting tribute to one whose 
patriotism and courage was never questioned. 

He was married in February, 1866, at Washington, D. C, 
to Carrie Amelia Stratton, who, with two sons and one 
daughter, survive him. To his family, whom he loved and 
was beloved by, the Companions of the Loyal Legion ex- 
tend sympathy in the loss of his kindly presence at their 
fireside. John Howard Stibbs will answer on the other 
shore to the roll call of those who loved their fellow men. 

He was an honored member of the Loyal Legion and of 
Thomas Post, Grand Army of the Republic. 

* George Mason, 

C. S. Bentley, 
William. L. Cable, 



Captain Tzvelfth United States Colored Infantry, United States 
Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, September 5, 1916. 

December 20, 1842, at Bridgeton, New Jersey. He 
died September 5, 1916, on a train en route, from his Sum- 
mer home in northern Michigan, to his residence in Hyde 
Park. In the touching words of hrs loved companion, ''His 
journey was only prolonged to the better home prepared for 
him, eternal in the Heavens." 

He was married October 16, 1873, to Mary L. Curtis, 
daughter of Rev. WilHam S. Curtis, of Rockford. Four 
children are living as follows: Mabel F. Culbertson, Ethel 
Freeman Strong, Helen Alden Freeman, and Henry Brew- 
ster Freeman. 



Henry Varnum Freeman was the son of Henry Freeman 
and Alary Bangs Freeman, who came to Illinois from their 
eastern home in 1856, locating first at Freeport and after- 
wards at Rockford, 111. His father was a man of high 
character, well known as an educator in this State, and at 
one time Superintendent of Public Schools in Rockford. 
His son was fitted for college in the preparatory department 
of Beloit College, but, owing to the war, his work there 
was interrupted. 

He came from and possessed many of the distinguishing 
characteristics of the Enghsh Puritans who first settled on 
the northeastern coast of America. His ancestor, Edmund 
Freeman, came from England and settled in Plymouth 
Colony in 1636, and was the founder of the old town of 
Sandwich on Cape Cod. Two of his ancestors were judges 
of the Court of Common Pleas in the State of Massachu- 
setts. One of these, as far back as 1649, ^^s married to a 
daughter of the Honorable Thomas Prence, Governor of 
Plymouth Colony for twenty years. Judge Freeman pos- 
sessed and highly valued many articles dating back to the 
early days connected with his family. 

Like many of our comrades and companions in the war 
for the preservation of the Union, he gave up his studies 
and ambitions for usefulness in civil life and joined the hosts 
of those who responded to the call of President Abraham 
Lincoln. He enlisted at Rockford, Illinois, in Company K, 
74th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and was soon promoted to 
Orderly Sergeant of his Company. He saw much service in 
this regiment in the campaign beginning at Louisville and in 
the Division of General Jeflf C. Davis, McCook's Corps of 
the Army of the Cumberland. He took part in several hard- 
fought battles, notably at Perryville, Stone's River, and 
Hoover's Gap, and in the fighting from Murfreesboro to 
Chattanooga. He had well earned and was rewarded by 


promotion to a Captaincy in the 12th U. S. C. T. In his 
regiment he served in the decisive battle of Nashville, one of 
the last in the great struggle, and, afterwards, in various 
important capacities in the Army as Judge Advocate of 
Courts Martial. 

The war over, he resigned his commission in June, 1865, 
to resume at once his studies, entering Yale College in Sep- 
tember of the same year, and graduating therefrom in 1869. 
No man had served his country more faithfully and intelli- 
gently than he, and no man was entitled to higher credit 
or commendation at the hands of his comrades, his country 
and posterity. It can truly be said of him that as a soldier 
he was distinguished for his bravery and coolness, for his 
conscientious and faithful devotion to every duty. He chose 
the legal profession for his life work, and Chicago for his 
home and field of labor. He became soon well known as a 
painstaking, careful and able lawyer and gradually built up a 
fine practice. 

In 1893, he was elected Judge of the Superior Court of 
Cook County; was re-elected in 1898, 1904 and 1911. Twice 
during this period he was assigned to the Appellate Court in 
recognition of his services. His opinions, reported in many 
volumes of the Appellate Court in Chicago, are marked by 
clearness and accuracy in the statement of the law, and do 
credit to that Court and to him. 

One who knew Judge Freeman intimately in college, and, 
afterwards, was a close friend of his in Chicago until the 
time of his death; one who himself is respected and loved 
for his eloquence in the pulpit and for his great usefulness 
as a citizen, as well as for his personal characteristics and 
charm, Rev. J. G. K. McClure, officiated at the funeral of 
Judge Freeman in the Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, 
which was filled with a large congregation of his neighbors, 
friends and comrades. He spoke there words so full of 
interest, so tender and so true, that this Committee feel that 


they cannot contribute to the records of the Commandery 
for preservation any expressions that can equal in interest 
to the members of the Commandery the words of the dis- 
tinguished clergyman. He said in part : **It is a great privi- 
lege to have part in this loving and impressive service. The 
privilege is mine because of a long time friendship. It was 
in this very month of September, 1866, that Judge Freeman 
and I became acquainted. The place was Yale College, as 
it was then called. There we met in an atmosphere that 
bred confidence one in the other, and little by little as the 
years passed on all our college associations were woven into 
terms of true and abiding friendship. Back of his life there 
were two remarkable forces — the force of ancestral piety 
and the force of ancestral public service. All his forbears 
were persons who gave much to the aid of the communi- 
ties in which they had a part. All these features were in- 
stilled in Judge Freeman. They were like a lure ever sum- 
moning him to look out upon the community with interest 
for its welfare. So it was perfectly natural that, when the 
Civil War started, there should be that within him which re- 
sponded to the call for service. 

"Judge Freeman, from his entrance into Yale, was a 
marked man, and, when he graduated, he graduated as one 
who had received the highest honors of the institution. The 
University of Chicago, understanding his abiHty for special 
work, made him a professorial lecturer on legal ethics in the 
Law Department. 

"He gave himself to many outside matters. He was al- 
ways a student of public affairs, keeping in touch with all the 
large movements, that were going on for social benefit, and 
that fostered literature. He was made President of the Chi- 
cago Literary Club. He wrote papers bearing on his services 
in the Civil War that are now incorporated in a volume de- 
voted to the memory of that war. He tried to fulfill every 
position of a citizen, and of a wise citizen; and there was 


self-sacrifice in citizenship. Back of this hfe there was his 
reHgious spirit. As a mere boy he looked upon the church 
as the field where he could best do its service for the welfare 
of mankind. He went into the Army as a Christian man. 
He sustained this reputation through the War. He entered 
Yale as a Christian man, and he sustained that reputation 
through those four close years of competitive Scholarship. 
Coming here to Chicago he was ready to undertake the work 
of the Sabbath School Superintendency, recognizing, as he 
did, that there was perhaps no sphere of religious activity 
that promised so great usefulness in the present and in the 
future as the headship of a church Sunday school. 

"He was a man noted for clarity of intellect, for social 
charm, for readiness of expression, for high ideals which he 
attempted to reproduce in the spirit of Jesus Christ. He 
maintained that ancestral piety and devotion to the public 
spirit. Such a life as this has been an eminent one. His 
children will rise and call him blessed. Members of this 
congregation are one in their respect and affection for this 
strong, helpful character. 

"I should like to say in conclusion today that our Faith 
teaches us that there is something beyond this mortal life. 
It is not too clearly revealed. We could not understand it 
in our limited years if it were revealed, but there has been 
revealed through Jesus Christ a foundation for hope. For 
this friend and comrade of us all, may we not today antici- 
pate Heaven and see him in eternal glory with those others, 
where, with enthusiasm, hopefulness, clearness and power, 
he serves, as he served here, where he serves with a face 
lighted with the presence of God forever and ever." 

We tender to the bereaved wife and family of our com- 
panion our sympathy in their hour of sorrow. 

Richard S. Tuthill, 
Francis Lackner, 
Edward D. Redington, 



Captain Twelfth Iowa Infantry, United States Volunteers. Died at 
Waukon, Iowa, September 22, igi6. 

MAJOR DAVID WILSON REED was born in Cort- 
land, N. Y., April 2, 1841, and died at Waukon, Iowa, 
September 22, 1916. In 1855 his parents removed with the 
family to Iowa, and settled in Center Township, becoming 
at once identified with the pioneer history of Allamakee 
County. Young Reed entered upper Iowa University at 
Fayette, Iowa, in the fall of i860, but his college course was 
interrupted by the outbreak of the war, and early in the 
school year of 1861 he enlisted as a private in Company C, 
I2th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered into the 
U. S. service October 24th. The regiment became a part 



of the Army of the Tennessee, and was connected with that 
army during the larger part of its service. 

At the battle of Shiloh, Mr. Reed received a gunshot 
wound which shattered the right thigh. He was taken pris- 
oner but was left on the field and was recaptured the next 
day by the Union forces and sent to the hospital at Mound 
City. In August, 1862, he returned to the regiment and 
served during the Vicksburg campaign ; was commissioned 
2nd Lieut. Company C, May 8, 1863, ist Lieut. February 22, 
1864, and Captain, June 24, 1865. He was breveted Major 
to rank from April 8, 1865, for gallant and meritorious serv- 
ice at the siege of Spanish Fort. Commissioned as Major, 
December 5, 1865, but not mustered in that rank. Mustered 
out January 20, 1866, having served the unusually long term 
of four years and four months. Among the officers who 
were associated with Major Reed in the 12th Iowa were 
Lieut. D. B. Henderson, who lost a leg in battle and after- 
ward became Speaker of the U. S. House of Representa- 
tives, and J. H. Stibbs, who became a Brevet Brigadier 
General and who was for so many years a member of this 
Commandery, passing away only a few weeks before Major 
Reed's death. 

Returning to his home in Waukon on muster out, Major 
Reed studied law, was admitted to the bar, was elected 
County Recorder, and was successively elected for ten years. 
From 1879 to 1887 ^'^^ was Postmaster at Waukon. In 1890 
he moved to Chicago and was for many years a resident 
of Evanston. In 1895 ^e was appointed secretary of the 
Shiloh National Park Commission, and in 1910 chairman, 
which office he held until his death. In both positions he 
justified the confidence reposed in him, by his faithfulness 
and thoroughness in the work intrusted to him. His work 
consisted in locating the old roads, camps and battle lines, 
and required many interviews with participants in the bat- 
tle, a voluminous correspondence, and consultations extend- 


ing over several years. Maps were published, roads built, 
monuments and markers erected. In 1902 he finished his 
book "The Battle of Shiloh," which was highly commended 
by both Union and Confederate Veterans. In 1903 he com- 
piled and published a history of the 12th Iowa Regiment. 

From 1905 to 1913 he resided at Shiloh National Park 
with his family. In the latter year he was thrown from his 
carriage receiving a broken thigh. This accident necessitated 
relief from field work, and he was relieved from duties as 
Superintendent, but retained the chairmanship of the com- 
mission. He then repaired to his old home in Iowa. Major 
Reed was always greatly interested in civic affairs, and was 
always identified with the best interests of the community 
in which he lived, those pertaining to school, church, state 
and nation. For many years he served on the School Board 
and was an active member in the local Methodist Church. 
On September 20, 1866, he was married to Ellen Manson 
who survives him with three children. Two days before his 
death he celebrated the golden anniversary of his marriage. 

Edward D. Redington, 
William L. Cadle, 
Jared W. Young, 



Adjutant Forty-fourth Neiu York Infantry, United States Volun- 
teers. Died at Wilmette, Illinois, October 3, igi6. 

SON of Richard and Elmina Bowen Herenden was born 
at Newport, Herkimer County, N. Y., December 21, 
1837; educated in common and academic schools, studied 
law at Joliet, Illinois, and at the Albany (N. Y.) Univer- 
sity, was admitted to the Bar in i860 and in May, 1861, 
entered Civil War Service as a private of Company B, loth 
New York Militia, doing guard duty at the Albany Bar- 
racks; August 16, 1861, enlisted as a private in the 44th New 
York Volunteer Infantry, and in 1862 was promoted to 
Sergeant Major, Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, and 
Adjutant; served in the field until January 21, 1864, when 



detached for service in the Department of the East; Post 
Adjutant Elmira, New York, Post Quartermaster Auburn, 
New York, and Judge Advocate of General Court Martial, 
Elmira, N. Y., until October ii, 1864, on the expiration 
of the regiment's term of service, when he was honorably 
mustered out at Albany, N. Y. 

Conduct commended in Commander's reports of battles 
of Hanover Court House and Malvern Hill, Va. 

Commenced the practice of law at Hannibal, Mo., in 
1865; was married to Miss Mary E. Royce in 1878, later 
engaged in various manufacturing and mercantile pursuits, 
and for the last twenty years of his life resided at Wilmette, 
Cook County, Illinois. 

He was a member of the George H. Thomas Post No. 
5, G. A. R., Chicago, of the Western Society of the Army 
of the Potomac of which he was President at the time of his 
death, and of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the 
United States, Illinois Commandery. 

He died at his home in Wilmette, October 3, 1916, after 
an illness of several months. 

The foregoing facts are mainly as they appear in the 
History of the 44th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infan- 
try — often called the "People's Ellsworth Regiment" — in 
which he served. The roster of the 44th New York Vol- 
unteer Infantry, as it appears in its history, has few equals 
among published regimental rosters and is a good illustra- 
tion of the painstaking care and accuracy of our late Com- 
panion Adjutant George B. Herenden. To ascertain the 
actual facts as to the military service of more than fifteen 
hundred men and so far as possible the present abode of 
such as were still living, after a period of nearly fifty years 
from muster out, was a serious task involving large cor- 
respondence and requiring months of close application. The 
magnificent result of his labors added much to the value of 


the history so highly prized by the survivors and friends of 
the regiment and entitles him to their deepest gratitude. 

In the vigor of young manhood our late Companion 
sought early opportunity to enlist in defense of his country 
and in that service assumed his full share of responsibility 
as private or officer, soon attracting by his readiness and 
capability the notice of his superiors, so that early in 1862 
he was promoted to be Second Lieutenant. The siege of 
Yorktown gave the regiment its first taste of war and a 
few weeks later the sharp and costly battle of Hanover 
Court House, Va., furnished occasion for the regiment to 
show its quality as a fighting unit. In this and in succeeding 
battles of the ''Peninsula," notably Gaines' Mills and Mal- 
vern Hill, Va., our Companion Herenden by his coolness and 
bravery secured the confidence and admiration of men and 
officers alike, so that promotions to be First Lieutenant and 
Adjutant were most appropriate. That his name should be 
included with others who in battle reports were commended 
by the regimental commander, was natural, for he was 
always ready and did not shrink from any assignment of 
duty. He served his country faithfully for the full three 
years and until the regiment was mustered out of service. 

When he located, about twenty years ago, in Wilmette, 
Illinois, the opportunity came to the undersigned and some 
other members of the 44th Regiment, New York Volunteer 
Infantry, who lived in or near Chicago, to renew with our 
friend the acquaintance begun as soldiers in the Civil War. 
Occasional gatherings where we have met have been greatly 
enjoyed. Now he has gone from our sight, but his memory 
will be cherished through the years that remain to us, be they 
few or many. 

As a brave and efficient soldier, a courteous gentleman, 
an upright citizen and a trusted friend we shall remember 
our Companion George B. Herenden. 

To the bereaved widow we extend our sincere sympa- 


thy, with assurances that to each of us also the departure 
of our Companion, our comrade, our friend, is a heavy loss. 

Orett L. Munger, 
Harrison Kelley, 
William N. Danks, 


The Commandery never had a 
Photograph of this Companion. 


Oldest Son of Companion Joseph Sears, Regimental Quartermaster^ 

One Hundred and Forty-seventh Illinois Infantry, United 

States Volunteers. Died at Milwaukie, Oregon, 

October ii, 1916. 

^ of Companion Lieut. Joseph Sears, was born in Chi- 
cago, Aug. 23, 1869. Companion Lieut. Joseph Sears was 
for many years, and up to his death, a member of the Chi- 
cago Commandery, where he is still fondly remembered for 
his amiable disposition and sterling qualities. The son in- 
herited many of his father's good qualities and charac- 

John Barry Sears spent his boyhood in Chicago, where 
he got his early education and graduated from the Harvard 
School. • 

He then entered Yale University, where he made a 
creditable record, graduating with the class of '91. When 
in College he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and 
Wolf's Head, and was also President of the Yale University 
Football Association. 

The Sears boys were all loyal to Yale, and his brother, 
Philip R., graduated in the class of '99, and Joseph Alden 
in 1905. About the time he entered college his father pur- 
chased a large tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 



and started the town of Kenilworth, 111., which has since 
grown to be one of Chicago's choicest North Shore Suburbs, 
and after leaving college he lived with his father and mother 
in their Lake Shore home. 

He entered business in Chicago, and was first employed 
by Lobdell, Farwell & Company, later Granger, Farwell & 
Company, and subsequently became treasurer of the Farwell 
Trust Company in 1906. He was also at one time vice-presi- 
dent and treasurer of the Wisconsin Granite Company. He 
was a member of the Chicago University Club,^ and the Mili- 
tary Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. 

In 1913 he left Chicago and took up ranching in Oregon, 
where he spent the last three years of his life. 

A severe attack of pneumonia and la grippe, contracted 
during the winter, left his heart in a weakened condition, 
and he died' suddenly, Oct. 11, 1916, of Pericarditis, at the 
Portland Open Air Sanitarium in Milwaukie, Oregon. 

Wm. M. Turner, 
Horace Mann Capron, 
John T. Stockton, 


Died at Morgan Park, Illinois, October 31, igi6. 

SECOND son of Colonel Donald H. Brush, U. S. Volun- 
teers, deceased. 

Elected an Hereditary Companion of the First Class on 
the 7th day of March, 1881, through the Commandery of 
the State of Missouri. Insignia 8617. Transferred to the 
Commandery of the State of IlHnois, April 11, 1892. 

Graduated as an architect from the University of Illinois 
June 5, 1877. 

Appointed superintendent of construction at Cairo, Illi- 
nois, by the U. S. Government in March, 1884. 

Architect for building erected by the State of Illinois, at 
the Southern Penitentiary in 1885. 


The Coiiunandery never had a 
Photograph of this Companioji. 


Born at Jerseyvillc, Illinois, March 17, 1863. Died at Jerscyville, 
Illinois, November 21, igi6. 

NEPHEW of Companion Surgeon Joseph Pogue, U. S. 
Volunteers, deceased. Elected a Companion of the 
second Class through the Commandery of the State of IIH- 
nois, November 5, 1914. insignia No. 171 54. 

Companion Pogue had no military or naval record. 
He was State's Attorney of Jersey County, Illinois, from 
1887 to 1896, and county judge from 1910 up to about the 
period of his death. 



Major and Additional Paymaster United States Volunteers. Died 
at Evanston, Illinois, December 31, igi6. 

born at Quaker Springs, New York, August 5, 1831, 
and died at Evanston, Illinois, December 31, 1916. 

The service of Major Ballard in the War of the Rebel- 
lion was connected with the Pay Department of the Army. 
He was appointed a Paymaster's Clerk very early in the 
War, and as such was in the battle of Fredericksburg before 
he was commissioned Major and Paymaster by President 
Lincoln, November 26, 1862. He was in the service nearly 
four years, being mustered out July 20, 1866. He assisted 



in paying Grant's Army just before the advance on Vicks- 
burg, and after long, continuous connection with the Army 
of the Tennessee, was stationed at Washington and was as- 
signed to the duty of paying off the paroled prisoners at 
Annapolis in 1865, and made a number of trips for this pur- 
pose. On the return from one of these trips, his safe con- 
taining $300,000.00 in vouchers and $800.00 in money was 
stolen from his office. The vouchers were recovered, but the 
money was gone. The loss was finally made good by the 

In 1865 he was ordered to Hilton Head, S. C, and after 
three months in that department was ordered to Savannah, 
Georgia, where he remained, paying off troops throughout 
the State until his muster out. 

Major Ballard came to Chicago in 1869, engaged in real 
estate business for a few years, and was then, for eighteen 
years, contracting agent for the Blue Line Fast Freight. 
Afterwards he was Executor and Trustee of the estate of 
Geo. K. Shoenberger of Cincinnati, Ohio, until his retire- 
ment from active business a few years before his death. 

Although Major Ballard had lived five years beyond the 
four score, when one's strength is said to be labor and sor- 
row, yet with the exception of his being somewhat deaf, 
he seemed to be possessed of remarkable physical and men- 
tal strength, and took a keen interest in all current events as 
well as in those of years long past. He was married No- 
vember II, 1868, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Miss Emma Porter, 
who died in 1914. After his wife's death he made his home 
with his son George, a member of this Commandery, and 
spent much of his time at the Hamilton Club of Chicago, 
of which he was a life member. Perhaps, because of the 
ideal comradeship that existed between him and his son, he 
had the peculiar faculty which is found in very few old men, 
of keeping his youthful spirit unimpaired. He took a great 
interest in the affairs of the Club, and especially in the pub- 


lie addresses made at the Club House by distinguished 

The present President of the Club considered it a great 
privilege as well as pleasure to escort him often to a seat 
close to the speaker and to observe how much he appreciated 
anything that was really worth while. He was always cheer- 
ful and glad to meet everyone and was particularly appre- 
ciative of the little attentions shown him by his friends. 
Altogether he was a most lovable and estimable character — 
the highest type of a Christian gentleman. 

Edward D. Redington, 
Robert W. McClaughry, 
Henry R. Rathbone, 



First Lieutenant Fiftieth Ohio Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Chicago, Illinois, January 4, 1917. 

WE are again called to note the death of a worthy 
Nathan Adams Reed, Jr., a brave and worthy soldier and 
member of this Commandery, died in this city, January 
4, 1917, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, January 
7th. Our late companion was born at Wakefield, Rhode 
Island, July 2, 1839. 

In his early boyhood he moved, with his parents, to the 
State of Ohio, where he received a liberal education. After 
leaving College he engaged in newspaper work, and was so 
engaged until July 2, 1862, when, answering the call of his 



imperiled country, he enlisted in Company A, 50th Ohio 
Volunteer Infantry, for three years. A month after his en- 
listment and muster in, he was appointed Orderly Sergeant 
of his Company. October 16, 1862, he was commissioned 
2nd Lieutenant and on May 5, 1863, commissioned ist 
Lieutenant of his Company, and served with distinction 
with that fine regiment in all its marches and battles until 
June, 1865, the close of the war. 

He participated in the battles of Perryville, Kentucky, 
where his regiment lost 162 in killed and wounded, and in 
other skirmishes and battles in which his regiment also en- 
gaged, notably, Resaca, Pine Mountain, Pumpkin Vine, 
Atlanta and Jonesboro, in the Atlanta campaign, and in the 
battle of Spring Hill, Franklin and Nashville, Tenn., and 
in Kingston, N. C. 

Soon after the close of the war, Companion Reed came 
to Chicago and engaged in newspaper work. For some years 
he was City Editor of the Chicago Daily News, and con- 
tributed to magazines and other papers. 

He was elected a member of this Commandery as an 
Original Companion of the First Class, June 15, 1893, his 
insignia being 10219. 

For more than twenty years prior to his death, his health 
was greatly impaired. 

The Commandery tenders to the relatives and friends of 
our deceased companion their heartfelt sympathy in their 

Thomas E. Milchrist, 
Edward D. Redington, 
Theodore Van R. Ashcroft, 



Captain Seventh Illinois Infantry, United States Volunteers, 
at Jacksonville, Illinms, January 15, 1917. 


^^ E, Seventh Illinois Volunteer Infantry, died at the age 
of seventy-three, January 15, 191 7, at his home in Jackson- 
ville, 111. The news of his sudden and tragic death came as 
a severe shock to all who knew and loved the gallant cap- 
tain. It seemed a cruel fate that the brave soldier, who had 
faced death so many times with his comrades on the field 
of honor, where the encounter with death was a fair and 
even game, should have been the unconscious victim of a 
swift and unexpected invasion of the Dark Angel. He died 
alone, suffocated in a fire, which took place in his home in 
Jacksonville, in the early morning hours of January 15. 



Since the year 1880, Captain Smith had been engaged in 
the hotel business, most of the time in Jacksonville, where 
he was owner and proprietor of the Dunlap House, but since 
the death of his wife, two years ago, he had occupied a two- 
story house next door to the hotel, with his sister, Mrs. F. 
M. Rule, her husband, and their small daughter. Mrs. Rule 
was awakened at about i o'clock on the morning of the 15th 
by the smell of smoke in her room, and upon investigating 
discovered that the fire had gained considerable headway. 
Hastily dispatching her daughter to the hotel to give the 
alarm, she rushed upstairs, through the thick smoke, to give 
the alarm to the Captain. She called repeatedly, but receiv- 
ing no answer, she decided that he, too, had smelled the 
smoke, and had gone down stairs. She hurried back down 
the already burning stairs and searched the lower part of the 
house, but failing to find her brother, she instructed the 
firemen, who had by that time arrived, to place a ladder 
against the Captain's window and force an entrance into his 
room. The firemen failed to find the Captain in his room, 
but after further search, reported that his body had been 
discovered in the room south of the one which he occupied. 
He had probably been aroused by the fire, and in his confu- 
sion, had stumbled into this room instead of making his way 
out; then, overcome by the smoke, he had never regained 

Captain Smith was born in Eaton, Ohio, June 27, 1844, 
the son of Alexander and Elizabeth Ritchie Smith. At the 
time of the outbreak of the Civil War and the receipt of the 
news of President Lincoln's first call for volunteers, young 
Smith was less than seventeen years of age and was working 
at the harness and saddlers' trade in Atlanta. Above the 
shop was a lawyer's office. The lawyer got the word of the 
President's call from his personal friend. Governor Richard 
Yates, who asked if he would recruit a company from 


Atlanta. The news he told at once in the harness shop, 
and out of the six or seven young men working there, young 
Smith was the only one to step over to the lawyer and ask 
to put his name down as a recruit. As the company to 
which he was assigned, Company E, Seventh Illinois Vol- 
unteer Infantry, belonged to the first regiment of volunteers 
which was completely formed and put into camp for active 
service in the United States, there is probably sufficient jus- 
tification for Captain Smith's claim that he was ''the first 
man to enlist in the first company of the first regiment that 
went into camp for active service in the Civil War." The 
date of his enlistment was April 15, 1861, and on April 29th 
of that year, he was promoted to the rank of Corporal. At 
the expiration of his three months' service in the 7th, he re- 
enlisted and, July 25, i86r, was promoted to the office of 
First Lieutenant and, November 12, 1862, was made Captain 
at Corinth, Miss., when but eighteen years old. He was 
finally discharged from the service at the end of the war 
at Springfield, 111., July 13, 1865, having but a few days be- 
fore passed his twenty-first birthday, and having served one 
of the longest terms of enlistment in the service. 

The principal battles in which Captain Smith saw service 
were as follows : Fort Henry ; Fort Donelson ; Shiloh ; 
Siege of Corinth ; Battle of Corinth ; Town Creek, Alabama ; 
Florence, Alabama ; Georgia campaign ; Columbia ; Neuse 
River Bridge; Bentonville; and the surrender of General 
Johnston's army. It is a fact worthy of note that, although 
many of these were of the most sanguinary of the war. Cap- 
tain Smith was never captured, never disabled by sickness, 
and was never wounded. 

After the war. Captain Smith was employed for several 
years as a clerk in a hotel in Mattoon, and in 1869, he moved 
to Jacksonville, where he became a clerk in the Dunlap 
House, which he afterward owned and managed, together 
with the Park House of that same city. 


On April 7, 1875, he married Miss Josephine Marie Litz- 
elman, who was born in Terre Haute, Ind. Captain and 
Mrs. Smith adopted and raised a son, Alexander Smith, Jr., 
who served in the Spanish-American War, and is now re- 
siding in Ohio. 

Captain Smith was active in all that made for the wel- 
fare of the community in which he lived and was a staunch 
Republican. He was associated with Jacksonville Lodge 
No. 152, Knights of Pythias, and Benevolent and Protective 
Order of the Elks. He was a member of the Matt Starr 
Post of the G. A. R., of the MiHtary Order of the Loyal 
Legion of the U. S., H. M. M. B. A., and the Society of the 
Army of the Tennessee, the oldest of the Civil War societies, 
which was organized April 9, 1865, the day that Lee sur- 

In the many touching tributes paid to Captain Smith by 
his comrades of the Seventh Illinois, one finds innumerable 
personal recollections of particular instances of bravery and 
pluck and the unvarying expression of admiration and re- 
spect. As an instance, it is recalled, and has since been 
verified by the concurrent testimony of the Union and Con- 
federate forces, that the victory at Allatoona Pass was due 
to the zeal and foresight of this "little captain of twenty 
years." A month before that memorable battle, in which 
twelve hundred Union men were pitted against the compara- 
tively overwhelming force of six thousand or more Confed- 
erates, Captain Smith conceived the idea of procuring the 
Henry i6-shooter rifles for his regiment. He went East at 
his own expense, and while there he discovered that there 
were no rifles of this kind to be had, but that a shipment of 
five hundred of them had gone to Chicago. He telegraphed 
Chicago to hold the rifles, and subsequently purchased them 
on his own initiative and responsibility. This shipment was 
intended for the shooting of bufifalo and it was with consid- 
erable difficulty and expense that Captain Smith was able 


to get the shipment transferred. The feat was accom- 
plished, however, and it is undoubtedly true that the Henry 
rifles saved the day at Allatoona Pass. This instance, to- 
gether with many others, reveals the spirit and caliber of 
Captain Smith as a soldier, and when one realizes his youth, 
the record of his aclitevements during his term of enlistment 
seems truly remarkable. 

Not alone do the comrades, whose ranks are thinning as 
the years pass by, mourn the death of this brave soldier, but 
in these days so far removed from those days of heroic 
memory, all who enjoy the fruits of the victory of the Union 
forces and realize, even imperfectly, the far reaching im- 
portance of such men as Captain Smith in that great strug- 
gle, must bow their heads as they contemplate his memory. 

One of the comrades of Captain Smith's regiment. Cap- 
tain D. L. Ambrose, writes, "Comrade Smith, farewell. 
Ours was a comradeship formed as we leaned one upon 
another in sorrow over our heroic dead that awful night on 
the Allatoona Hills, where it had been taught what the blood 
of man is worth. And now that taps have sounded and 
'Lights Out' has come to you. Captain Smith, may it not 
be that lights more brilliant, lights that will never go out, 
have opened to you beyond the grave in the Paradise of 

" 'The Comrades like stars take their flight, 
And whisper, one by one, good night. 
Yet in the light of God's bright day, 
Triumphant, each again will say: 
"Hail Comrade, here has life begun, 
The battle's fought, the victory won." ' " 

Edward S. Johnson, 
John T. M'Auley, 
Edward D. Redington, 



Captam Si.rty-S£venth Indiana Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Chicago, Illinois, January 23, 1917. 

Madison, Indiana, February 11, 1840, and died at his 
residence in Chicago, January 23, 1917. 

He was the son of Reverend Simeon H. Crane and Jane 
Robinson Ailing. His father graduated from Princeton 
College in 1822, and entered the ministry in the Presbyterian 
Church, remaining in that relation until his death. He was 
prominent in the community where he lived, and was instru- 
mental in locating Hanover College, near Madison, Indiana. 
Captain Crane was descended in the seventh generation 
from Jasper Crane, one of the original settlers of the New 



Haven Colony of Pilgrims, established at New Haven, Con- 
necticut, June 4, 1639. Captain Robert Treat was also one 
of this company. Captain Treat and Jasper Crane and 
others entered into a contract, which was signed at New 
Haven in 1665, to form a new settlement at a place now 
known as Newark, New Jersey, to which place they re- 
moved in 1666. Jasper Crane and Robert Treat were the 
first magistrates of Newark. Jasper Crane headed the list 
of members of the historic First Presbyterian Church at 
Newark, founded January 20, 1667. A portion of the 
City of Newark was at one time nicknamed Cranetown, be- 
cause of the large number of descendants of Jasper Crane 
residing there. 

Captain Crane received his education in Madison, In- 
diana. He went into the hardware business in that city 
with his half-brother, Charles Ailing, and remained in 
that employment until going into the war. 

"Sim" Crane was a very popular young man in Madi- 
son, and was Captain of the ''Madison Grays," which mili- 
tary company existed before the Civil War commenced, 
and of which he remained Captain after it was mustered 
into the service of the Union. 

He enlisted August 9, 1862, at Madison, Indiana, and 
was mustered in as Captain of Company C, 67th Indiana 
Infantry, August 20, 1862. Plis service was with the Fourth 
Division, Thirteenth Corps, Army of the Tennessee. 

Upon being mustered into service the regiment was or- 
dered to Louisville, Kentucky; arriving there, it marched 
to Mumfordsville, Kentucky, and participated in an engage- 
ment with the advance of Bragg's Army, and was compelled 
to surrender, was paroled, returned home, was exchanged in 
December, 1862, and proceeded to Memphis, joining Sher- 
man's expedition against Vicksburg. The regiment was in 
action at Chickasaw Bayou, December 26 to 29, 1862, and 
participated in the charge on Arkansas Post, January lO-ii, 


1863, which resulted in the capture of that place. In this 
engagement the 67th Indiana bore a conspicuous part and 
suffered heavy loss. 

Captain Crane, with his regiment, participated in the 
engagement at Port Gibson, May i, 1863; Champion Hills, 
May 16, 1863; the siege of Vicksburg, May 19 to July 4, 
1863, and at Jackson, Mississippi, July 7, 1863. 

The strenuous service of these months so affected Cap- 
tain Crane's health that he was obliged to resign from the 
service on account of disability. 

At the close of the war he came to Chicago and entered 
the wholesale hardware firm of Markley, Ailing & Co., of 
which firm and its successor, John Ailing & Co., he was an 
efficient and valuable member. 

June 29, 1865, Captain Crane married Mary Ellen Pot- 
ter, daughter of James O. and Susan Irvin Potter, who died 
February 27, 1902. Their daughter, Miss Marie Potter 
Crane, survives. 

It is fitting in this sketch to mention the social, charitable 
and patriotic work in which Mrs. Crane engaged with so 
much success up to the time of her death. She was a de- 
voted and influential member of the old Protective Agency 
for women and children, which later became the Legal 
Aid Society. She was also prominent in the Daughters 
of the Revolution and the Friendly Aid Society. 

Captain Crane was for more than thirty years a mem- 
ber of the Union League Club of Chicago, and in 1888 one 
of its directors. He was one of the founders of the Illinois 
Club; he was a member of Cleveland Lodge A. F. and A. 
M. ; a director of the Northwestern Traveling Men's Asso- 
ciation, and a member of George H. Thomas Post of the 
G. A. R. 

He was the author of an extensive History of the 
Scotch-Irish in America, which he had placed in typewrit- 
ten form, but which has never been published. 


He became a companion of the Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion, October 6, 1880. He was elected to the 
Council in 1884; Senior Vice Commander in 1900; Chancel- 
lor in 1914, and succeeded Captain Roswell H. Mason as 
Recorder in 191 5, which position he held at the time of his 
death. He took great satisfaction and pride in this posi- 
tion and performed its onerous duties in a most able man- 
ner, maintaining in all respects the high standard of his 
predecessor. In his relations to the companions of the Loyal 
Legion he held himself in readiness to perform any service 
in his power. 

Captain Crane was a fine type of the courteous gentler 
man. His was a genial and winning personality. He was 
an accomplished raconteur, a joy to his friends, and a man 
who had no enemies. 

In his death the Commandery has lost a very faithful 
and loyal companion, and we feel his loss most keenly. We 
extend to his daughter, Miss Crane, and his niece. Miss 
Anne Hendricks, who has been a member of his family 
since early childhood, and Mr. M. L. Barrett, who has for 
more than forty years been his intimate and devoted friend, 
and a member of his family, our sincere sympathy at the 
loss they have sustained. 

Edson J. Harkness, 
Walter R. Robbins, 
Edward R. Blake, 



Second Lieutenant One Hundred and Eleventh Ohio Infantry, United 
States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, February 27, igiy. 

LIEUT. RUDOLPH WILLIAMS, was born June 25, 
''1844, ii^ -^^w Lisbon, Ohio, and died February 27, 1917. 
August 12, 1862, he enlisted as Sergeant, Co. K, iiith 
Regiment, Ohio Infantry, and was discharged December 8, 
1865, by reason of close of the war. 

Sergeant Williams was promoted to Sergeant-Major, 
February 24, 1863; to Second Lieut., Co. A, July 20, 1863, 
to rank as such from February 9, 1863; promoted to ist 
Lieut., Co. D, April 12, 1864, iiith Regiment. Served in 
Kentucky, and was engaged in pursuit and capture of Gen. 
John H, Morgan, until August, 1863. The regiment was 



assigned to ist Brig. 3rd Div., 23rd Corps, and was in the 
expedition of Maj.-Gen. A. E. Burnside to Knoxville, Tenn., 
August and September, 1863. During this time, he was 
acting as Adjutant of the Regiment. 

Lieut. Williams was assigned to duty as Depot Ordnance 
Officer, at Knoxville, by General Burnside, in the fall of 
1863, and served as such during the siege and repulse of 
Longstreet's army, to December 5th. Appointed Assist.- 
Chief of Artillery and Ordnance Dept. of the Ohio, on the 
staff of Maj.-Gen. Schofield, in the spring of 1864. Served 
in the Department of the Ohio, and with the army of the 
Ohio, during the summer of 1864, as a staff officer. Was 
sent to Resaca, Ga., in charge of a railroad train, loaded 
with ammunition, and arrived there during the battle of 
Resaca. He commanded an expedition to Cumberland Gap, 
having horses for batteries stationed there, inspected the 
batteries and ordered two of them to Knoxville, in the sum- 
mer of 1864. W^as Aid-de-Camp to Maj.-Gen. Stoneman, 
during his raid into South West Virginia. From Nov. 26th 
to Dec. 27, 1864, was in all the engagements that took place 
during this expedition. Joined Headquarters, Army of 
the Ohio, Louisville, Ky., in January, 1865. Made an in- 
spection of forts in Western Kentucky, during that month. 
Joined the army and staff again in Washington, D. C, dur- 
ing the same month, and went with Gen. Schofield to Wil- 
mington, N. C, as a member of the Department Staff. 
Served in the capacity of a Staff Officer in charge of Ord- 
nance in the defenses of Cape Fear River, and as Ordnance 
Officer at Wilmington, and various other places, until the 
close of war. 

Was ordered by the Secretary of State to take clerks 
to Cleveland, Ohio, and make up property accounts of stores 
and ordnance, during the months of July, August and Sep- 
tember, 1863. 

Lieut. Williams was married July i, 1880, at Chicago, 


111., to Loleta Ferris. After being mustered out of the U. S. 
service, he went to Cleveland, Ohio, and engaged in the 
brush business with his father. Later he moved to Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio, and continued in the same business for a 
number of years. Came to Chicago about 1874, and be- 
came connected with the house of Felix & Marston, where 
he remained many years, managing the Consohdated Brush 
Company for Felix & Marston. This business necessitated 
his traveling for years to the principal cities in the middle 

He had not lost love for military affairs, obtained during 
the Civil War, and helped organize the ist Regiment, Illi- 
nois National Guard. Was appointed by the Governor to 
the Captaincy of Co. G, Nov. 2"], 1877, to rank from No- 
vember 28, 1876. Was promoted to the Lieutenant Colonel- 
cy of the same regiment, to rank from December i, 1877. 

He interested himself and worked hard to obtain an 
armory for the regiment, and through his labors and influ- 
ence, much is due to the building of the regiment's first 
armory on Jackson St., near Michigan Blvd. The building 
still stands and is known as the Illinois Theater. 

He was a man of strong, simple Christian fkith, with 
high standards of what was right and wrong. He was not 
a man of many words, but the friends he made through a 
long life, are such as will always hold him in high appre- 
ciation. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Loleta Ferris WilHams. 

Richard S. Tuthill, 
Edward D. Redington, 
George Gregg Knox, 



Lieutoiant Colonel One Hundredth Illinois Infantry, United States 
Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, March i6, 1917. 

AREA NELSON WATERMAN was a native of Ver- 
mont, a State which has furnished many distinguished 
soldiers to our nation, and he had in his very fibre the 
staunch patriotism and rugged honesty of thought which 
has characterized the best in the New England States. He 
was of the finest type of the American citizen soldier. He 
possessed in a remarkable degree that versatility, so pe- 
culiarly American, of being able to drop his civil matters 
in the midst of an active and successful career, and give 
his whole mind to the profession of arms. 

He was born February 5, 1836, at Greensboro, Vt., and 



died March 16, 1917, at Chicago, 111. His early life was the 
familiar one of hard work each summer and hard study each 
winter. He was graduated from the Norwich University 
Military School, which produced General Grenville M. 
Dodge and many other distinguished citizen soldiers. He 
acquired there that academic knowledge of military science 
which he was enabled to put into active use when his coun- 
try had need of it. 

Mr. Waterman adopted the profession of law, a pro- 
fession which he was destined to ornament with a ripe 
culture, a logical mind and a clear perception of justice. 
He graduated from the Albany Law School and was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1861. He went almost immediately to 
Joliet, 111., where he was engaged in business at the outbreak 
of the Civil War. He at once threw himself unreservedly 
into the work of raising troops in response to the call of 
President Lincoln. He traveled through Will county and 
the adjoining counties, making speeches and arousing en- 
thusiasm for the cause of a united nation. He enlisted as a 
private soldier in July, 1862, in the looth Illinois Infantry, 
and mustered into active service in August of the same year. 
He was an earnest, hard working soldier who gave his active 
heart to the work before him. Mr. Waterman early earned 
promotion by faithfulness to duty and bravery, through the 
successive grades, to Lieutenant Colonel of his regiment. 
He served in the Fourth and Twenty-first Corps and in 
the First and Second Divisions. Under General Buell he 
moved in pursuit of General Bragg from Louisville, Ky., 
to the Cumberland Mountains, and from thence to Nash- 
ville, Tenn. Under the command of General Rosecrans, he 
moved with the army from Murfreesboro to Chattanooga, 
participating in many battles. In the battle of Chickamauga 
he was severely wounded, a minnie ball passing through his 
body, and there his horse was killed under him. After- 
wards, his command was moved from Chattanooga to the 


region of the French Broad, above Knoxville. From here 
he was moved, under the command of General Sherman, to 
Altoona Mountain, taking an active part in the Atlanta 
campaign, participating in the battles of Dalton, Rocky Face 
Ridge, Resaca, Altoona Mountain and Atlanta. 

In 1864, his wounds disabled him from further service 
and he was reluctantly compelled to retire on account of 
physical disability. 

Colonel Waterman's military career was one of fine 
courage and unflinching devotion to duty. His was one of 
those rare natures which could fight for his cause with 
every force at his command and yet grieve over the fate of 
a fallen foe. He never learned to hate his enemy, but only 
to hate the cause which represented disunion and human 

When the war was over, he returned to his home and 
was married to Miss Eloise Hall, who had waited through 
all the years of the struggle for her afiianced husband to re- 
turn to her. 

At once he resumed the practice of law in Chicago, 
where he found quick reward for his brilliant mental 
achievements. As a member of the law firm of Upton, Bou- 
telle and Waterman, he became well known to bench and 
bar as an able, efficient and just member of the legal pro- 

He served his city as a member of its City Council from 
the old Eleventh Ward, and in various other civil capacities 
as a patriotic duty. 

In 1886 he was elected judge of the Circuit Court, and 
was afterwards appointed judge of the Appellate Court of 
the First District. His decisions were always well consid- 
ered, able and lucid in argument, choice in diction, and in 
accord with the facts and legal principles involved. 

The death of his accomplished and beautiful wife, oc- 
curring after a long and happy life with an almost idola- 


trous (in his admiration of her) husband, was a blow to 
him from which he never recovered. 

The Irving Literary Chib or Society, of which both were 
active members, had many meetings in their deHghtful 
home. Colonel Waterman's fine literary ability and Mrs. 
Waterman's rare musical talent and delightful conversation 
furnished the members of this society rich and not to be 
forgotten entertainment and instruction. 

Judge Waterman participated in the World's Congress 
at the World's Fair in Chicago, and at his home many of 
the visiting delegates found an atmosphere of appreciation 
which made that home an active center in the development 
of the Philosophical and Social Science Congress of that 
memorable period. 

Judge Waterman was ever the kindliest of men. It is 
said of him that he never spoke an unkind word to anyone. 
His heart was large with love of his fellow man. He de- 
lighted in his association with the Grand Army of the Re- 
public and with this Military Order of the Loyal Legion. 
He was a brave and gentle man who never shirked a duty 
or dodged a responsibility. The soul of such a man lives 
on, not only in the hearts of the members of the Loyal Le- 
gion and of the Grand Army of the Republic, but in the 
hearts of thousands of men and women whose paths have 
been brightened and whose loads have been lightened by this 
man, who was a good citizen, an able and courageous sol- 
dier and a fearless and distinguished jurist. 

It is to be regretted that so noble and strong a character 
as Arba Nelson Waterman, and so lovely a woman as his 
wife, left no child to perpetuate their name and characters 
for the benefit of posterity. 

Richard S. Tuthill, 
Walter R. Robbins, 
Edward D. Redington, 



Captain One Hundred and Fifth Illinois Infantry, United States 
Volunteers. Died at Doivners Grove, Illinois, April 15, iQiy. 

at Morristown, N. Y., August 30, 183 1, and died at 
Downers Grove, 111., April 15, 191 7. He came to Downers 
Grove in the year 1844 with his parents, being then about 
thirteen years of age. At the age of nineteen he began 
teaching, his first school being at Glen Ellyn, and was paid 
$13 per month, boarding around among the people of the 
district. His second school was at Lisle and during the 
winters of 1851, 1852, 1853, and 1854, he taught in Down- 
ers Grove. His school teaching extended over a period of 
thirteen years, his last charge being in Downers Grove in 



1864-5, after his services in the Civil War. Captain Rogers 
gave the RepubHcan party his hearty support in the cam- 
paign of i860, being one of the original Abraham Lincoln 
Republicans. He was elected sheriff of DuPage county that 
same year, and removed to Naperville, serving actively in 
that office until obliged to leave it in charge of deputies, 
while he commanded his company. On July 9, 1862, he 
received from Governor Richard Yates, through Adjutant 
General Allen C. Fuller, an appointment as recruiting of- 
ficer, and assisted in raising four companies in Du Page 
county, and six in De Kalb county, which formed the One 
Hundred and Fifth Illinois Volunteer Infantry. 

Captain Rogers was mustered into the United States 
service with his regiment at Dixon, 111., September 2, 1862. 
The first service was in Kentucky, pursuing the famous 
John Morgan, with whom the regiment had many skir- 
mishes. From there they went to Gallatin, Tenn. In March 
they were at Nashville, and in March, 1864, at Chattanooga. 
The regiment participated in all the battles of the great At- 
lanta campaign from Resaca to the fall of Atlanta and 
Captain Rogers was in command of his company every 

After the Atlanta campaign Captain Rogers resigned 
his commission as captain of Company B, to return home 
and resume his duties as sheriff. 

On the first of July, 1866, he embarked in the market 
and provision business in Chicago, which he continued with 
marked success until July i, 1904, after covering a period 
of thirty-eight years, to a day, of Chicago business life. 
His private charities were numerous and generous. 

He was a charter member of Naperville Post No. 468, 
G. A. R. and its first Commander, serving as such from its 
organization, with the exception of one year; also a mem- 
ber of the Army of the Tennessee, and of the Army of the 


Captain Rogers was elected an Original Companion of 
the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United 
States through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
March lo, 1887. Insignia No. 5544, Commandery No. 346. 
He was married December 13, 1855, to Helen M. Stan- 
ley, who passed away February 5, 1906. He married for 
his second wife Calla E. Bush at Downers Grove, May 11, 
1907, who survives him. To her, and his brothers we tender 
our heartfelt sympathy. He left a large circle of sorrowing 
friends, and those who gathered around his casket at the 
funeral service could truly say, "Here lies a brave and true- 
hearted soldier of the Republic." 

William P. Wright, 
Robert Mann Woods, 
Jas. G. El wood. 



First Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon One Hundred and Fifty- 
sixth Illinois Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Omaha, Nebraska, April ly, 1917. 

nard, County Wicklow, Ireland, July 5, 1840, and 
died at Omaha, Neb., April 17, 191 7. His parents were 
Henry E. B. and Mary Oakes Godfrey. They were of Eng- 
lish descent. When he was 11 years old, Henry Town- 
shend Godfrey was sent to Vine House Academy, a branch 
of the University of London, where he was a student for 
three years. At the expiration of that time he was articled 
to his uncle, Dr. John B. Godfrey, of London, for five 
years. In two years, however, he went with another uncle, 



Dr. Robert T. Godfrey, to Montreal, Canada. Both of 
these uncles were distinguished physicians and surgeons. 
Dr. Robert T. Godfrey was at that time professor of hy- 
giene at the McGill Medical College at ^lontreal, and he 
later occupied the chair of surgery at Bishop's University. 
Henry Townshend Godfrey attended McGill Medical Col- 
lege from 1856 to 1859. He also took a course at Hotel 
Dieu. In 1863 he went to Chicago, where he became assist- 
ant to Dr. Daniel Brainard, a distinguished surgeon. In 
1864 he was graduated from Rush Medical College, in Chi- 
cago. After his graduation he went South with the nth 
Michigan Vol. Inf. Soon after his arrival there he was 
transferred to the 156th 111. Vol. Inf., with which he served 
as assistant surgeon until the close of the War of the Re- 
bellion. After the war Dr. Godfrey located at Benton, Wis., 
where he practiced his profession until 1880, when he went 
to Galena, 111. In 1865 Dr. Godfrey married Eliza Groves 
Footner, a native of Montreal, and a daughter of William 
and Mary Maughan Footner, who were natives of Durham- 
shire, England. Five children were born of this union — 
namely, William H., Alfred C, Walter J., Mary and Louise. 
The two sons, Alfred C. and Walter J., are dead. The 
oldest son, William H., lives at Sheridan, Mont. The eld- 
est daughter, Mary, is the wife of Leigh Leslie, publisher 
of The Daily Omaha Price Current at Omaha, Neb., and 
the other daughter, Louise, is the wife of Leigh Leslie's 
brother, Charles Leslie, Judge of the District Court at Oma- 
ha. Dr. Godfrey retired from active practice at Galena 
in 1912, and went to Omaha to spend his declining years with 
his two daughters. He died at the home of Mrs. Charles 
Leslie, after an illness of one year. Dr. Godfrey's first 
wife died suddenly at the World's Fair in Chicago, in 1893. 
Ten years after her death he was married to Helen H. 
Howard, of Galena, who died six years after the marriage. 
Dr. Godfrey was known throughout a large district in 


Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin as one of the 
best physicians and most skillful surgeons in that region. 
He was a member of the American Medical Society and had 
served as president of the Julian Medical Society of Du- 
buque, Iowa, and as president of the Jo Daviess County 
(Illinois) Medical Society. For many years he was dis- 
trict surgeon for the Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company, and local surgeon for the Illinois Central Railway 
Company. He was a Mason and an Odd Fellow, and for 
many years he was a member of E. D. Kittoe Post, Grand 
Army of the Republic, at Galena. 

He was elected a Companion of the Military Order of 
the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of 
the State of Illinois, November 7, 1905, his Insignia being 
No. 14,730. He was also a member of the Hamilton Club 
of Chicago, and of the Chicago Medical Society. During 
his residence at Omaha he was a member of the Douglas 
County Medical Society. 

William P. Wright, 
George S. Avery, 
Walter R. Robbins, 



Hereditary Companion of the First Class. Died at Chicago, Illinois, 
June 14, 19 IT- 

GEORGE B. ABBOTT was born at Dixon, 111., May 18, 
1856. He was the third son of Nathan W. Abbott, 
surgeon of the 80th 111. Vol. Inf., and Sarah Yates Abbott, 
of Revolutionary ancestry. His father and mother came 
from New York to Illinois at an early date. 

He received his medical degree from Chicago Medical 
College, and soon became a leading physician of the City 
of Chicago. 

Very early in his career his intensely patriotic nature, 
moved by respect for his father's loyal service, induced him 
to become a member of the Sons of Veterans, U. S. A., 



then a young military order. He served as Captain of Chi- 
cago Camp No. i, and as Colonel of the Illinois Division. 
In 1887, at the DesMoines Encampment, he was elected 
Commander-in-Chief. So loyally and well did he com- 
mand the growing order that at the succeeding National 
Encampment at Wheeling, W. Va., in 1888, he was re- 
elected. During his incumbency, largely due to his untiring 
efforts, the Post System was consolidated with the Sons of 
Veterans, U. S. A. 

He sacrificed a brilliant professional career to devote 
his time and energies to that Order ; and although business 
took him to Honduras and to Mexico for extended periods, 
his active interest never ceased after his retirement from 
command. At all times he was engaged in some constructive 
work, continuing his activity in its affairs after it became 
a civic body. No mission was too lowly, no task too diffi- 
cult, no office too great for his undertaking. He served 
twice as Adjutant General ; compiled the ritual and wrote 
the Order's historical sketch. He contributed much to raise 
it to its present position of influence as one of the allied 
patriotic societies of our country. 

George B. Abbott could not confine his patriotic activi- 
ties to one order. He was long an honored companion of 
the Illinois Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal 
Legion of the United States, wherein his faithful services 
will be long and gratefully remembered. He was also a 
member of the Illinois Society of the Sons of the American 

His death occurred on Flag Day, June 14, 1917, at Chi- 
cago. His funeral service was conducted by General Sam- 
uel Fallows of this Commandery; and was in charge of the 
Sons of Veterans. He is interred at Rosehill Cemetery. 

His was a rare nature with a rod of lightning for the 
wrongdoer, a blanket of tenderness for the friend, a help- 
ing hand for the weak and a clarion call for those seeking 


a leader. His friendship was of that intense rugged nature 
that, having settled on the object of its affection, could be 
moved by neither allurement nor disaster. When con- 
vinced of the rectitude of his course, neither associations 
nor reward could stay his opposition. Withal he har- 
bored no resentment, and his sympathy ever returned to the 
unfortunate. His life spanned the period from the War 
for the Suppression of the Rebellion to the entry of our 
Government into the present World War. Had he remained 
with us, his large abilities would have been eagerly placed 
at his country's service. He will be remembered with 
honor for his patriotic works. 

William G. Dustin, 
George B. Stadden, 
William T. Church, 


Captain Sixty-first United S'tates Infantry. Died at Winnetka, 
Illinois, Jnne 21, 1917. 

THE committee appointed by the Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of 
the State of Illinois, to prepare a tribute to the memory 
of our late Companion Captain Campbell Elias Babcock, 
U. S. Army, respectfully submit the following: 

Captain Babcock was the eldest son of Annie Campbell 
Babcock, and the late Brevet Brigadier General Orville 
Elias Babcock, major of engineers, United States Army 
(who died in the discharge of his duty in the United States 
lighthouse service at Mosquito Lilet, Florida, June 2, 1884), 
and brother of Orville E. and Adolph B. Babcock. 



Captain Babcock was born at Galena, 111., September 7, 

He was elected to this Order April 6, 1899. Insignia 
No. 12524. 

Civil Record. 

He attended the public school at Galena and subsequently 
entered Princeton college, and graduated therefrom in the 
class of 1891. 

Military Record. 

He enlisted as a private in the ist U. S. Cavalry, May 21, 
1898, and was assigned to Troop ''K," where he served 
faithfully and earned his appointment as a Second Lieuten- 
ant U. S. Army. Accepted his commission September 2, 
1898, and was assigned to the 12th U. S. Infantry. Ap- 
pointed First Lieutenant and assigned to the 7th U. S. In- 
fantry for duty. May 13, 1899. Appointed Captain and 
assigned to the 8th U. S. Infantry for duty, December 16, 
1904. Detached and assigned as quartermaster by detail to 
the U. S. Transport Service, July 17, 1905. Detached, and 
assigned to the 4th U. S. Infantry for duty July 17, 1909. 
Detached and re-assigned as quartermaster in U. S. Trans- 
port Service July 17, 191 1. Detached and assigned to the 
17th U. S. Infantry for duty February 7, 1912. Detached 
and transferred to the 28th U. S. Infantry for duty Septem- 
ber 18, 1912. Detached and transferred to the 7th U. S. In- 
fantry for duty December 20, 1912. Detached and trans- 
ferred to the 6 1 St U. S. Infantry for duty (new regiment), 

Army Service. 

He enlisted in the Roosevelt Rough Riders at the begin- 
ning of the Spanish-American War, and served throughout 
the Cuban campaign. 


During his army life of nearly twenty years he was sta- 
tioned at various military posts and cantonments in both the 
United States and foreign possessions, and saw active serv- 
ice on our frontiers, and in the Philippine campaigns. 

On account of his arduous duties in the transport service, 
which covered a period of several years on many oceans, in 
which he made twenty-six round trips to the Philippines, 
coupled with the strenuous duties on the Mexican border, he 
finally yielded to an attack of nervous prostration which 
brought his life work to a close. 

His interment will take place at the National Cemetery 
at Arlington, Va., to lie beside the body of his heroic and 
honored father. 

We desire to tender to the sorrowing ones of his stricken 
home the profound sympathy of this Commandery. 

Hugh D. Bowker, 
Theodore Van R. Ash croft, 
Jared W. Young, 



Surgeon Ninth Michigan Cavalry, United States Volunteers. Died 
at Joliet, Illinois, June 21, 1917. 

SURGEON ALFRED NASH was born on Amherst 
Island, near Kingston and Pictou, Ontario, August 12, 
1828, and died in Joliet, 111., June 21, 1917, from the infirmi- 
ties of old age. 

His ancestry could easily be traced as far back as 1600 
and was a mingling of English and Welsh blood. 

His father, a London merchant, chartered a ship and 
brought a large party of people and much merchandise to 
Prince Edward County, Ontario, in 182 1. When Dr. Nash 
was nine years old his father died, and he grew up in the 
home of an old friend of the family. He described these 



people in these words : "The simple, plain, honest, pure 
Hves of that God fearing Quaker family was a benediction 
upon all who came under their influence." 

The influence of the Quaker training showed itself in 
his gentle manners and retiring disposition. He attended a 
special course of training at Oberlin College in 1853, fitting 
him for medical studies at the University of Michigan, 
graduating at Ann Arbor in 1856. He practiced his profes- 
sion till the opening of the Civil War. 

On August 22, 1861, Dr. Nash was appointed Assistant 
Surgeon of the First Michigan Cavalry, which served in 
Custer's Brigade of the 20th Army Corps. On December 
15, 1862, he was promoted to be surgeon of the 9th Michigan 
Cavalry with the rank of Major. In the famous raid of 
the Confederate, John Morgan, through Ohio, Dr. Nash's 
regiment had an active part and he was present at the sur- 
render of the raiders. 

He was discharged from the service on December 15, 
1864, on a surgeon's certificate of disability. At the time 
of his enlistment he married Miss Anna J. Cornelius, the 
daughter of Rev. Dr. Samuel Cornelius, a prominent Baptist 
minister of Ann Arbor, and he put on record the influence 
of her letters of sympathy and her prayers during his army 
life. After his return he practiced medicine for fifteen 
years at LaPere, Mich., during which time his wife died. 

Dr. Nash came to Joliet in 1879, and for about thirty 
years was a leading member of his profession, retiring from 
active ^practice some nine years before his death. He was 
for a number of years president of the Will County Medical 
Society, and president of the local pension board. Just 
before coming to Joliet he was married to Mrs. Charlotte 
Pomeroy Richards, \vho survives him. The children by 
his former marriage, who survive, are Mrs. R. M. Berger, 
of Peoria, 111. ; Claud Nash, of South Bend, Ind., and Miss 


Maud Nash, of Joliet. There are also three grand and two 
great grandchildren surviving. 

Dr. Nash was in great sympathy with all movements for 
moral and civic reform. He was one of the physicians who 
was a pioneer in declaring that alcoholic liquors were of 
little value in medicine, and was widely known as an advo- 
cate of the suppression of the liquor traffic. He was a ruling 
elder in the Central Presbyterian Church for thirty-seven 
years, was president of the Will County Bible Society and 
active in the work of the Humane Society. While modest 
and retiring and noted for his reticence, he was long known 
as a man of the highest Christian character, "the beloved 
physician" and a devoted friend. He was a member of 
the Bartleson Post of the G. A. R. and a member of the 
Loyal Legion since November ii, 1897, Insignia No. 11980. 

The funeral was held in the Central Presbyterian Church 
and largely attended by old friends and associates, among 
whom were members of the Loyal Legion and the Grand 
Army of the Republic. 

Tributes were paid by the pastor, the Rev. E. E. Hast- 
ings, by a former pastor. Rev. Duncan C. Milner, and by 
Rev. Alexander Lewis, a son of a former pastor, Rev. James 
Lewis, so well known as Col. Lewis. 

The body was taken to LaPere, Mich., for burial. On 
the coffin was the beautiful National Flag — the testimonial 
of the Illinois Commandery of the Loyal Legion. 

Duncan C. Milner, 
Robert W. M'Claughry, 
James G. Elwood, 



Captain One Hundredth Illinois Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Joliet, Illinois, July s, 1917. 

JAMES GAVION ELWOOD was born in Lockport, III., 
May 6, 1839, and died July 3, 191 7, at Joliet, 111. 
He attended the public schools of Joliet. He graduated 
at a Connecticut military academy in 1857, with the rank of 

He continued his studies in Germany and Switzerland, 
and studied for a year at the Frederick William University 
of Berlin. 

On his return home he took a course at Bryant & Strat- 
ton's Commercial College, Chicago. 

The looth Regiment of 111. A^ol. Infantry was organized 


in August, 1862. It was known as the Will County Regi- 
meat, as all but seventy-three of its members were credited 
to that county. Captain Elwood was active in organizing 
Company B, and was commissioned as its Captain and mus- 
tered in August 30, 1862. He participated with his regiment 
in the five days' fighting before Murfreesboro and in the 
battle of Stones River, December 31, 1862, and January i, 
2 and 3, 1863. 

After this battle, Capt. Elwood was appointed Assistant 
Adjutant General of the ist Brigade, ist Division, 21st 
Army Corps, and served in that position until he left the 
service in October, 1863. He was in action at Chickamauga, 
September 19 and 20, 1863. 

He operated for a time on the Chicago Board of Trade. 
In 1880 he entered the real estate business in Joliet, and 
continued this occupation during the rest of his life. He 
was one of the leaders in many public enterprises. He led 
in the organization of the first telephone service in Joliet, 
which was sold two years later to the Chicago Telephone 
Company, with Capt. Elwood for a time as manager. He 
was Secretary of the Joliet Gas Company for twenty years, 
and for a number of years its manager. He was Director 
for many years of the Will County National Bank. He was 
Superintendent of the Oakwood Cemetery Association from 
1871 to the end of his Hfe. 

He wsLS affiliated with Matteson Lodge, A. F. & A. M., 
Joliet Chapter, R. A. M., and Joliet Commandery No. 4, 
K. T., and held the most important offices in all of them. 
He was Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of 
the Knights Templar of Illinois for twelve years. 

He was an active and faithful member of the Bartleson 
Post of the G. A. R. 

He was a devoted member of the Commandery of the 
State of Illinois of the Loyal Legion and served as its Com- 
mander in 1912. 


He was mayor of Joliet in 1872. In 1912 and 1913 he 
was a member and President of the Will County Board of 

During the industrial panic of 1893 he served as Over- 
seer of the Poor, and had charge of the feeding of 4,450 
persons who were out of work. He opened a special store, 
got provisions and goods by the car load, and saved the 
community much by cutting out middle men. 

He served for a term of four years as postmaster of 

He was Warden and Vestryman of Christ Episcopal 
Church for many years. 

Captain Elwood and Miss Margaret Pierce were mar- 
ried in 1868. Mrs. Elwood died one year prior to his death. 

The surviving children are : Ward P. Elwood, Louise M . 
Elwood, William N. Elwood and Mrs. Arthur C. Leach. 

Captain Elwood was greatly respected and honored for 
his public spirit, for his interest in all that pertained to the 
welfare of the community. He was a good soldier and an 
ardent patriot. For his interest and devotion to public 
service and things that relate to human welfare, he held a 
large place in the respect and affection of his fellow-men. 

Erastus W. Willard, 
Duncan C. Milner, 
Robert Mann Woods, 



Second Lieutenant Thirty-ninth Ohio Infantry, United States Volun- 
teers. Died at Urhana, Illinois, July 15, 1917. 

FRANCIS MARION WRIGHT was born near Briar 
Ridge, Adams county, Ohio, August 5, 1844, being the 
son of James and EHzabeth (Copple) Wright, and died at 
Urbana, 111., July 15, 1917. His parents were of Scotch- 
Irish ancestry. He received his education in a log cabin 
school house near Briar Ridge, where he studied until he 
was old enough to work on a farm, when his scholastic 
work was limited to the winter season. Later he studied at 
Ohio Valley Academy, at Decatur, Ohio. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Wright enlisted 
in the Union Army, his call to the colors coming before 



he was eighteen years of age. He enlisted in June, 1861, 
as a member of Company I, 39th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 
He was mustered in at Col rain, Ohio, and was sent to 
Missouri, under Fremont. Afterward he was with Pope's 
command at Island No. 10, and New Madrid. Before being 
mustered out in 1865, he was promoted through the ranks 
of Corporal, Sergeant, and Sergeant-Major to Second Lieu- 
tenant, a position he held at the close of the war. He 
served through the Atlanta campaign, going with Sherman 
on the famous march to the sea. He was under fire in, at 
least, forty engagements, and was wounded at Atlanta on 
July 22, 1864, but did not leave the field. 

It was during his service in the army that Mr. Wright 
became imbued with the ambition to become a lawyer. He 
noted that many of the fine appearing men whom he admired 
in the army were lawyers. So, despite the fact that his 
parents had desired that he study medicine, upon his return 
from the war, he began the study of law, under Col. D. W. 
C. Loundon, later a judge, and graduated at Cincinnati law 
college in 1867, receiving the degree of L. L. B. He was 
admitted to the bar and began the practice of law at George- 
town, Brown county, Ohio. 

He was married to Miss Elizabeth West, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. John West, Jr., on July 15, 1868. During 
December, following their marriage, they moved to Urbana, 
111. Here Judge Wright entered on the practice of law 
alone, later being identified in business with Judge W. D. 
Somers, with whom he was associated for eleven years, 
the firm occupying a leading position in professional circles 
and enjoying a very extensive and lucrative clientage. 
After the dissolution of the partnership he enjoyed a large 
general practice until his elevation to the bench, to which he 
was elected in June, 189 1. He was first chosen judge of 
the old fourth judicial circuit. On entering upon his judicial 
service he gave up his private practice entirely, in order to 


give his undivided attention to his official duties. In 1897 
he was reelected to the new sixth judicial circuit. On his 
re-election the supreme court appointed him one of the 
appellate judges of the state, assigning him to the second 
district, and later changed him to the third district. In 
the spring of 1904 he was appointed by President McKinley 
to the court of claims at Washington, and later by President 
Roosevelt as federal judge of the eastern district of Illinois, 
sitting at Danville, East St. Louis and Cairo. On receiving 
the appointment under President McKinley, Judge Wright 
resigned as circuit judge to be succeeded by Judge Solon 

Judge Wright's interests were not limited to law, as he 
was one of the men interested in the organization of the 
First National Bank of Urbana, being one of the original 
stockholders. He served the bank as vice president and 
president for many years. Judge Wright was so persistent 
in his office as federal judge that the ravages of disease 
failed to shake his determination to carry on the business 
of his court. Despite the weakness that overcame him, and 
against the advice of friends, Judge Wright would go to 
Danville when scarcely able to sit up, goaded, apparently, 
by anxiety lest his friends should think that he was grow- 
ing too old to longer serve. 

He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
from childhood. Politically, he was a Republican, and had 
borne his share of the work and burdens of the organiza- 
tion. Socially he was a Mason and had held high office in 
Lodge, Chapter, Council and Commandery. He had also 
been a representative of the grand lodge. He was a Past 
Commander of Black Eagle Post No. 129, G. A. R., and 
an honored member of the Military Order of the Loyal 
Legion of the United States, Insignia No. 9617. Such in 
brief is the history of one who by his own unaided efforts 
had attained a position of eminence in professional, political 


and social life, and who received the respect which is ac- 
corded sterling worth. 

We tender to the widow and family of our comrade our 
sincere sympathy in this hour of their grief. 

George W. Harwood, 
Edward Bailey, 
Stephen A. Forbes, 



Senior First Lieutenant Second Illinois Light Artillery, United 
States Volunteers. Died at Seattle, Washington, August 30, ipi/. 

CHARLES HENRY FELTON was born at Troy, N. Y., 
February 18, 1840, and died August 30, 1917, after a 
short illness, at Seattle, Wash., of lumbar pneumonia. 

Lieut. Charles H. Felton, descendant of a family of 
soldiers, railroad officials, and educators, was himself a Civil 
War soldier of distinguished record. His great grandfather 
was an officer in the Revolutionary War, and his grand- 
father an officer in the War of 1812. 

Lieut. Felton enlisted February 20, 1862, as private in 
Bolton's Light Battery "L," Second Regt., IlHnois Artillery ; 



promoted to Acting Com'y, and quartermaster sergeant, 
Ord. Sergt. ; Junior 2nd lieut., June 21, 1864; Senior ist 
Lieut, March 28, 1865. 

Battery received outfit at St. Louis, and proceeded by 
boat to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., arriving soon after the 
Shiloh battle; participated in the advance on Corinth, also 
at the battle of Hatchies, under Gen. Hurlbut, in Gen. 
Grant's campaign in Mississippi, from LaGrange, Tenn., 
south; in Gen. Grant's Vicksburg campaign, starting from 
Memphis down the river, and through the forty-six days' 
siege of Vicksburg. 

After the fall of Vicksburg, was appointed Adjutant of 
Artillery for District of Vicksburg, comprising Vicksburg, 
Natchez, Millikens and Davis Bend. Appointed Asst. Pro- 
vost Marshal of Vicksburg, having charge of the Jails, Pro- 
vost Guard, Pass, Permit and Tax Departments. 

Marched from Vicksburg to Jackson, Miss., and return. 
Then placed on detached service, and so remained until 
resignation in June, 1865. 

Commands were Fourth Div., under Hurlbut, after- 
wards under Gen'ls J. A. Logan, M. D. Leggett, Force and 

Lieut. Felton married Miss Lizzie Borthwick, of Albany, 
N. Y., a sister of the late Mrs. Lsaac Bailey, of Pasadena, 
Cal. He, with his wife, spent nine years in France and 
England, and made many friends there. 

They were five years in the West Indies, Central and 
South America, thence to Long Beach, Cal., where his 
widow now resides. 

Lieut. Felton was Commander of Calumet Post No. 706 
for two years; on the staff of Gen. Black, also Gen. John 
Shimpf, 111. Dept. Commander of the G. A. R. ; also of A. D. 
Shaw, Commander-in-Chief of the G. A. R. 

Lieut. Felton was held in high esteem by his comrades; 
he was an open hearted, open handed comrade, and a genial 


gentleman. He will be missed by a host of comrades and 

He now rests under the beautiful palm trees in the Gar- 
den of Sleep, at Sunny Side Cemetery. 

Robert Clark Knaggs, 
Robert Mann Woods, 
John T. Stockton, 



Assistant Surgeon One Hundred and Sixty-ninth Ohio Infantry, 

United States Volunteers. Died at Seattle, Washington, 

September 9, IQIT- 

■^^ lersbiirg, Holmes County, Ohio, November 25, 1840. 
He worked as a boy on farms in the vicinity of his birth- 
place and earned enough for his schooling. Later he taught 
school, studying medicine at night. 

It was necessary for him to walk five miles twice a week 
to recite the week's lessons to the physician in a neighbor- 
ing town who was tutoring him. Later he purchased the 
practice of a physician in Nashville, Ohio. On May 2/, 
1864, he was commissioned as an assistant surgeon in the 



137th Ohio regiment. Resigned July 13, 1864, to accept the 
appointment of first assistant surgeon in the 169th regiment 
Ohio Vol. Inft., in which he served till mustered out Septem- 
ber 4, 1864. 

In July, 1867, he located in Dixon, Illinois. His medical 
education was the best that could be obtained in this country 
and in the old world. He held many positions of trust and 
honor, among them that of member of the Board of Pension 
Examiners and the School Board for many years ; on the 
directory of the City National Bank of Dixon since its or- 
ganization; President of the Illinois State Medical Associa- 
tion; delegate to two international congresses, one in this 
country and one abroad, member of the Military Order of 
the Loyal Legion, Illinois Commandery ; member G. A. R. 
Post 299, Dixon, Illinois ; President of the Western Alumni 
Association of the University and Bellevue Hospital Medi- 
cal College; member of the Staff of Physicians and Sur- 
geons, Public Hospital in Dixon, and Instructor in Bacteri- 
ology and Minute Anatomy in the training school for nurses 
connected with the hospital. 

As the sun closed the day of September 9th of the year 
19 1 7, the light and hfe of Companion Charles Cummins 
Hunt joined the innumerable caravan coursing its way to the 
shadowless land of eternal rest. As another grain of sand 
dropped from Time's mighty hour glass the music of a 
noble and generous life voiced the Anthem of the ages — 
"Well done thou good and faithful servant." 

Abalino C. Baedwell, 
Walter R. Robbins, 
Theodore Van R. Ash croft, 



Born at Galena, Illinois, October IS, 1847. Died at Kernstown, 
Virginia, September 30, 1917. 

SON of 1st Lieutenant George P. Stiles, 31st Ohio Vol- 
unteer Infantry. 

Elected an Original Companion of the First Class 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, November 
8, 1894. Insignia No. 10708. • 

He was enrolled July 25, 1864, and mustered into service 
August II, 1864, as Private in Company "A," 174th Ohio 
Volunteer Infantry to serve one year. He was mustered out 
of service with that company and regiment June 28, 1865, ^s 
a Private. 



He was at the siege of Decatur, Ala., October 25 to No- 
vember 2, 1864. Participated in the following battles: 
Overalls Creek, December 4, 1864, The Cedars, December 
7, 1864, Engagement on the Shelby ville Pike, December 16, 
1864, all of which actions were fought in Tennessee. Battle 
of Wise's Fork, North Carolina, March 8, 9 and 10, 1865. 


First Lieutenant and Adjutant Forty-fourth New York Infantry, 

United States Volunteers. Died at Wilmette, Illinois, 

October 14, 1917. 

HARRISON KELLEY was born in Rose street, New 
York City, on the 14th day of August, 1840, and died 
at Wilmette, 111., October 14, 1917. 

He came to Chicago in his early youth, becoming a per- 
manent resident about 1855, and the period of his army serv- 
ice was the only interruptions of his citizenship here, until 
the day of his 'death. 

" On May 10, 1866, he was married to Mary S. Under- 
wood, in the First Presbyterian Church of this city. 

Four children were born of this union, two of whom 


died in infancy, his daughter, Elizabeth B. Kelley, now Mrs. 
Arthur L. Snow, being the only surviving child. His son, 
Harrison B. Kelley, born March ii, 1885, died Feb. 7, 1903. 

The loss of this son, just approaching manhood, was a 
severe blow to both father and mother; and the death of 
his wife a few years later, added greatly to the grief of 
our companion. 

He was early attracted by military maneuvers and with 
Ellsworth's United States Zouave Cadets found opportunity 
to develop this trait, being a member of that company at the 
time of its memorable tour of the principal cities of the 

When Fort Sumter was attacked his patriotism flamed 
high and he became a member of Captain James Smith's 
Battery "A" Chicago Light Artillery, which left the city on 
the 2 1 St day of April, 1861, being the first Chicago troops 
to leave for the war. From this company he was dis- 
charged on the 15th day of the following July. 

On the 4th day of September, 1861, he was enrolled in 
the People's Ellsworth Regiment (numerically known as 
the 44th New York Vol. Inf.) at Albany, N. Y. This regi- 
ment, recruited in honor of Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth, the 
first Union officer killed in the war, included others of the 
U. S. Zouave Cadets among whom were three officers whose 
names appear on the records of this Commandery — viz. : 
Lieut.-Col. Freeman Conner, Major E. B. Knox (both of 
whom will be remembered by the older members of this 
body), and Captain W. N. Banks, who is still with us. Capt. 
Lucius S. Larrabee, of Chicago, who was killed at Gettys- 
burg, was of the same company. Thus our companion, Har- 
rison Kelley, found himself associated with others who had 
had opportunities, enjoyed by few at that time, to acquire a 
practical knowledge of drill so essential and valuable. These 
men all did good service as officers and helped bring the 
regiment to a high state of efficiency. Our companion, on 


the 20th of September, 1861, was made First Lieutenant of 
Co. B, 44th N. Y. V. I. In the Peninsular campaign he was 
captured by the Confederates on June 30, 1862, and about 
sixty days later was exchanged, rejoining the regiment in 
September. He was appointed Adjutant as of date July 3, 
1862, and served as such until the Battle of Fredericksburgh, 
Va., Dec. 13th of that year. He was wounded at this battle 
and on Feb. 9, 1863, was discharged for disability, on tender 
of resignation. Following the Fredericksburgh battle he 
was promoted to be Captain, but was not mustered. He at- 
tracted many friends among the officers of the regiment by 
his pleasing personality and soldierly qualities. He became 
a member of the Loyal Legion December 10, 1891, and at 
the time of his death was Chancellor of the Illinois Comman- 
dery. He was also Secretary of the Western Society of the 
Army of the Potomac and a member of Geo. H. Thomas 
Post No. 5, Grand Army of the Republic. 

His death is a sorrow to the companions with whom he 

has been so long associated and to his many acquaintances. 

The members of the committee extend their condolences 

to the bereaved daughter and to other relatives and 


Orett L. Hunger, 
Edward D. Redington, 
William N. Danks, 



Captain One Hundred and Tiventy-third Illinois Infantry, United 
States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, October 24, 1917. 

r\SCAR FITZALAN BANE, a Companion of this 
^^ Commandery, who died October 24, 191 7, at Chicago, 
111., was born in Washington, Pa., September 11, 1842, and 
was the eldest of ten children. 

The family moved to Illinois in 1855, settling on a farm 
in Coles county. At the outbreak of the Civil War Capt. 
Bane was living in Ashmore, same county. He enlisted as 
a private in the 8th 111. Inf., and was mustered in at Spring- 
field, April 25, 1861, and discharged July 25, 1861, at the 
expiration of his term of service. He was commissioned 
and mustered as First Lieut., Co. A, 123rd 111. Inf., Sep- 



tember 6, 1862, for three years; mustered as First Lieut., 
same company, at Maysville, Ala., November i, 1863. Com- 
missioned as Captain, same company, February 15, 1864, 
with rank from December 20, 1863, and mustered out and 
discharged at Nashville, Tenn., June 25, 1865. 

He served in Gen. Terry's brigade, Rousseau's division, 
McCook's corps, at Battle of Perryville, October 8, 1862; 
transferred to Gen. Reynold's division, 14th A. C, January, 
1863; transferred to Wilder's brigade. Mounted Inf., in 
May, 1863. Captain Bane was in the battles of Chicka- 
mauga, Farmington, the Atlanta campaign, and numerous 
engagements in 1864. Also in the campaign with the ist 
brigade, 2nd Division Cavalry, from Eastport, Miss., to 
Macon, Ga., in 1865. Served with his company and regi- 
ment until May 21, 1864, detailed as A. A. Adj. Gen., 3rd 
brigade, 2nd Division Cavalry A. C, May 21, 1864, acting 
as such from that date until mustered out. 

Early in 1867 he embarked in the wholesale clothing 
business in Chicago as a member of the firm of Clement, 
Morton 8z Co., afterward Clement, Bane & Co. About 1890 
he became secretary and treasurer, and later president, of 
the Georgia Marble Company. Retired from active busi- 
ness about 1905. 

As a boy and young man he attended the country 
schools of his day, finishing in an academy in Charleston, 

He was married in 1866 to Ella Clement of Charleston, 
who died in 1873. Married the second time in 1874 to Mary 
Crocker of Boston, who survives him. 

John T. McAuley, 
Walter R. Robbins, 
Theo. Van R. Ashcroft, 


First Lieutenant Thirty-ninth Nezv York Infantry, United States 
Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, November 8, 1917. 

^^ 27^, 1839, in Budapest, Hungary, and died in Chicago, 
111., November 8, 1917. This is but the brief record of the 
life history of a youthful alien coming a stranger to a 
strange land, escaping from a despotic environment to 
join the gallant band of foreign bom patriots who did so 
much for their adopted country. No native born American 
with all national and patriotic traditions to urge him on 
could do more. 

Companion Pollak was educated in the thorough schools 
of that day and locality, embracing classics, modern lan- 



guages, history and business economics. It was in his 
studies of American history that a yearning for a greater 
personal freedom and newer thought and opportunity was 
awakened. The vision of a "Great Republic" across the 
seas, where the people governed by the people for the people, 
beckoned him onward to its shores. Through the days of 
his early youth, and while the practical necessities of exist- 
ence compelled him to take service with a large ''Foreign 
Insurance Company" in Budapest, his ambitions for the 
future were never permitted to abate in their insistence. 

The careers of his illustrious compatriots Kossuth and 
Kosciusko inspired within him a burning desire for a home 
in the land of opportunity, the free America, so that when 
call came to him for military service in 1859, under the 
tyrannous rule of an Autocratic sovereign, he fled from 
home and people to seek the new life that his ambitions 
had pictured as awaiting in the "Land of the Free." 

He finally reached New York City, where he found 
profitable employment with a firm engaged in a large import 
and export trade, where his familiarity with the English, 
German and French languages, in addition to that of his 
former country, soon made him a valued employee. 

Though not an American by birth, his career thereafter 
proved that he had warmly embraced and assimilated the 
courage, the breadth, the generous aspiration toward affirma- 
tive activity that are regarded as among American char- 
acteristics. It naturally followed then that when the Slave 
Barons of the South rebelled and threatened the perpetua- 
tion of the Union, our Companion would be among the first 
to respond to the call to arms. 

He enlisted in May, 1861, as private in Co. G, 39th regi- 
ment infantry. New York Volunteers, and was appointed 
sergeant upon the muster for service of the regiment. Jan- 
uary 4, 1862, he was promoted to Sergeant Major of the 
regiment. He was promoted to 2nd Lieut,, Co. *'G.," June 


8, 1862, and ist Lieut., Co. "F.," same regiment, October i8, 
1862. He participated in the several campaigns and battles 
of the Army of the Potomac from the first Bull Run to 
Harper's Ferry where his regiment was included in the 
force surrendered by Gen. Dixon S. Miles, and paroled to 
Camp Douglas, Chicago, 111., where they remained pend- 
ing exchange. Lieut. Pollak was finally mustered out of 
service at Centerville, Va., May 31, 1863, and returned to 
his home in New York City, his health much impaired by 
his strenuous service during the preceding two years of ac- 
tive field service. 

He engaged in the tobacco trade but seeing a more pros- 
perous outlook, he removed to Chicago in 1882, and soon 
built up a profitable business along the same lines, with 
connections throughout the Northwest. 

Companion Pollak was married to Miss Bertha Bohm 
in 1866 at New York City. Mrs. Pollak died in Chicago 
in 1902. 

Companion Pollak was elected to this Commandery 
March 4, 1909, and was one of the most enthusiastic mem- 
bers in appreciation of the honors conferred by affiliation 
with the Loyal Legion. He was quiet, modest, and unob- 
trusive of manner, and personally was a genial, courteous 
gentleman, greatly respected by his friends and acquain- 
tances. His memory will be held in high regard by those 
who knew him best. 

J. J. Abercrombie, 
Edwin R. Von Kolkow, 
William L. Cable, 



Captain Fortieth Massachusetts Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Chicago, Illinois, December 21, 1917. 

CAPTAIN 40th Massachusetts Inf., U. S. Vol., died at 
Chicago, 111., December 21, 1917, and was laid away 
in beautiful Rose Hill cemetery on Sunday, December 23rd, 

Your committee appointed to take action upon the death 
of our late Companion, Benjamin Herrick Linscott, do re- 
port and move that the following memorial be inscribed 
upon the records of this Commandery and that a copy there- 
of be sent to the family of the deceased. 

Companion Linscott was born in the old town of Alfred, 
state of Maine, August 29, 1833. 



Civil Record. 

But little is known of his antecedents, and it has not 
been possible for your committee to obtain any of his 
earlier history, inasmuch as his wife, the only relative 
available from whom to obtain such record, followed him 
to the great beyond January ii, 1918, having died while at 
the breakfast table of heart disease, coupled with the loss 
of her faithful companion of more than half a century. 

Two children were born to this couple. Otis, the elder, 
died in Colorado some years since ; date of death unknown. 
The second son, Guy V. (named after that gallant soldier, 
Guy V. Henry, colonel, U. S. Army, of Civil and Indian 
war fame), died, date unknown. It is not known whom 
he married, but a daughter was born to them — Helen, who 
married Edgar E. Merrill, from whom sprang a son, named 
after his father, Edgar E. Merrill, Jr., great grandson and 
the only lineal descendant of our companion. The mother 
and son reside at Jacksonville, Florida. 

Military Record. 

Companion Linscott entered the volunteer service as a 
private, August 7, 1862; promoted to corporal, November, 
1862; advanced to sergeant, June, 1863; appointed 2nd 
lieutenant, January i, 1864, and ist lieutenant, January 2"], 
1864, and to captain, September 7, 1864. 

He took part with his regiment in engagements on the 
Blackwater and Nansemond rivers, Virginia, as skirmish- 
ers under Gen. Michael Corcoran, at the siege of Suffolk, 
Va., and thence on the Peninsular campaign under Gen. 
Keyes, and participated in many minor engagements un- 
til Gen. McClellan withdrew his army from that point. His 
regiment with other troops was then ordered to Gettysburg, 
Pa., but arrived there too late for the battle, after which 
his regiment w^as assigned to the nth Corps, and followed 


the Confederate Army to the Potomac river, laying a pon- 
toon bridge at BerHn in the endeavor to intercept the en- 
emy. Faihng in this, they marched to Cattlet's Station ; 
August 6, 1863, was ordered to Charleston, S. C, and on 
arriving occupied Foley's Island; thence to Morris Island, 
and the siege of Fort Wagner ; thence to Florida as mounted 
infantry, and landed at Jacksonville, February 7, 1864; 
marched inland and captured a battery of four guns at 
midnight. They were then known as the Light Brigade, 
consisting of the 40th Massachusetts Vol. Inf., under the 
command of Col. Guy V. Henry, the first battalion of the 
1st Massachusetts Cavalry and Battery B, ist U. S. Ar- 
tillery, under Capt. Elder; same night marched to Balding 
and captured two more guns and a large amount of ammuni- 
tion and other stores, thence to St. Mary's river ; crossed 
same by swimming and drove the enemy to Sanderson, 
thence to Lake City. ^ 

On February 20, 1864, was fought the battle of Olusta, 
Fla., and after participating in many skirmishes, and clos- 
ing the campaign, were again ordered to Virginia. Landed 
at Bermuda Hundred on the Potomac river under Gen. 
B. F. Butler, skirmishing with the enemy toward Richmond, 
which ended in the battle of Drury's Bluff, May 16, 1864. 
The regiment was then assigned to the 3rd brigade, ist 
division of the i8th Corps, commanded by Gen. Baldy 
Smith; joined the Army of the Potomac at Cold Harbor, 
and fought both days, June ist and 3rd, in the front line, 
losing heavily and leaving only forty-three men and two 
officers fit for duty. On the 15th day of June, 1864, this 
corps took the heights of Petersburg and participated in 
many other battles during that summer, including the Crater 
at Petersburg, Fort Harrison, below Richmond, and lastly 
the second battle of Fair Oaks. He participated in twenty- 
five pitched battles and skirmishes during his term of serv- 


ice, and was mustered out on the i6th day of June, 1865, 
at Manchester, Va. 

Thus closes the Hfe of an esteemed soldier and an 
agreeable gentleman. God rest his soul. 

Hugh D. Bowker, 
William M. Van Horne, 
Jared W. Young^ 



Captain Thirtieth Illinois Infantry, United States Volunteers. Died 
at Lincoln, Nebraska, January 3, 1918. 

ELIJAH BROWN DAVID, a member of this Com- 
mandery, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. May 
D. Hebbard, in Lincoln, Neb., January 3, 19 18. 

Captain David was born in Ontario county, New York, 
June 8, 1835. He moved with his parents when 3 years 
old, to Grass Lake, Mich., where he grew to manhood. He 
finished his education in Albion College, Michigan, after- 
ward studying dentistry in the office of Dr. Dean of Al- 
bion, Mich. Owing to failing health he gave up the prac- 
tice of dentistry and moved to Mercer county, Illinois, where 



he engaged in farming. August, 1861, answering the call 
of his country, he enlisted in Co. A, 30th 111. Vol. Inf., of 
which Company he was made one of the sergeants. Was 
commissioned Second Lieutenant of his Company February 
15, 1862, and for meritorious conduct at the battle of Fort 
Donelson was made First Lieutenant, April 22, 1862, of his 
company, and having shown marked ability he was made 
Captain of the company September 3, 1862, and served as 
such until mustered out with his command, October 27, 
1864, at Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Upon his return home he located for the practice of 
dentistry in New Windsor, Mercer county, Illinois. In 
1873 Dr. David moved to Aledo, 111., where he opened an 
office for the practice of his profession, continuing in ac- 
tive practice thirty-four years, retiring in 1907. Captain 
David was a member of the Illinois State Dental Society 
from 1873 until his death, in which society he held many 
offices. Though a professional man, was interested in and 
closely identified with many lines of usefulness, serving as 
Treasurer of his county, and Secretary of the Mercef 
County Agricultural Board for ten years. Was a member 
of the State Board of Agriculture for thirty years, and 
was its Auditor for twelve years ; was a delegate from that 
Board to the National Live Stock Association Convention, 
and was made Secretary of same. Captain David was 
chairman of the committee that inaugurated Old Soldiers' 
Day at the Illinois State Fair at Springfield, 111. He repre- 
sented the 14th Illinois Congressional District as a Com- 
missioner of the World's Fair at Chicago in 1893, and was 
chairman of the Horticultural Committee which made the 
exhibit of those products for the State of Illinois, and was 
also one of the auditors of the Illinois Commission of the 
World's Columbian Exposition. 

His interest in agricultural matters was of great value 
to the farmers of his own locality and the state at large. 


Before there was a law passed creating a Farmers' In- 
stitute, Capt. David at his own expense organized and con- 
ducted Institutes in every county in his Congressional Dis- 
trict. By reason of his large service as a member of the 
State Board of Agriculture, he was well and favorably 
known and held in high estimation throughout the state. 

Captain David besides being a life member of the State 
Dental Society, was a member of Warren Shedd Post No. 
262, G. A. R., Department of Illinois, and of the Baptist 
Church of which he was a staunch supporter and zealous 

He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Woodhams, 
September i, 1862, who passed away in Aledo, 111., Novem- 
ber 25, 1905. 

To his bereaved children, Mary D. Hebbard of Lincoln, 
Neb.; Cora B. Pyles, of Coulee City, Washington; O. A. 
David, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Dr. George David, of Aledo, 
111., we extend our heartfelt sympathy. 

As a soldier, citizen and friend our companion was 
dearly loved and honored. His was a life of usefulness and 
lofty ideals which may well be an inspiration of good. 

A. A. Rice, 
William A. Lorimer, 
Theo. Van R. Ashcroft, 



Succession Companion of the First Class. Died at Springfield, Illi- 
nois, January 4, 19 18. 

IN the passing of Judge Leslie D. Puterbaiigh, who died 
at Springfield, 111., on January 4, 1918, this Commandery 
and indeed the people of the entire State have sustained 
a deplorable loss. In the prime and vigor of a splendid 
manhood, in the midst of public service of the highest char- 
acter which he was rendering to the State, he was suddenly 

Leslie Don Puterbaugh \yas the oldest son of Sabin D. 
Puterbaugh, the First Major of the nth Illinois Cavalry, 
U. S. v., and was elected to this Commandery Feb- 
ruary 14, 1889, Insignia No. 6861. He was born at Pekin, 



111., August 9, 1858. From early childhood the City of 
Peoria was his home. He was admitted to the bar in 1879 
and entered into partnership with his father, who was a 
brilliant and able lawyer and well-known author of the 
Common Law and Chancery Pleading and Practice which 
are of standard authority in this State among the legal 

In 1890 Judge Puterbaugh was elected to the Probate 
Bench of Peoria County and served until 1897, when he 
was elected to the Circuit Bench of the Tenth Judicial Cir- 
cuit. After six years' service on the Circuit Bench he was 
chosen by the Judges of the Supreme Court as one of the 
Justices of the Appellate Court for the third district of 
Illinois and remained a member of this bench until June, 
1912. His work as Appellate Judge is preserved in fifty- 
five volumes of Appellate Court reports, where may be 
found the evidence of his unusual skill as a legal writer. 
These decisions will attest his profound knowledge and 
legal acumen. His rare powers of reasoning and judicial 
temperament coupled with an unusual ability of concentra- 
tion made him conspicuous among the leading Justices of 
this State. In addition to his legal duties, he was President 
of the Board of Trustees of Bradley Polytechnic Institute 
and at the time of his death Vice President of the Dime 
Savings and Trust Company of Peoria. 

In 1913 Judge Puterbaugh resigned from the Circuit 
Bench of Peoria County to become a candidate for the Su- 
preme Court, but was defeated, owing to the disorganiza- 
tion of his own party at that time. Even in the face of a 
party division he would have been elected and the recipient 
of the honor which he so well deserved, but for the un- 
justifiable methods of the progressive party which sought 
to accomplish his defeat. The disappointment to Judge 
Puterbaugh was keen but no greater than it was to his 


friends who recognized his unusual qualifications for the 
office to which he aspired. 

Governor Lowden, recognizing the ability of Judge Pu- 
terbaugh, early selected him as one of his chief advisors 
and appointed him to the office of Director of PubHc Works 
and Buildings. It was in the organization of the work in- 
cident to this position, arduous and heavy as it was, that 
Judge Puterbaugh became weakened from overwork and 
yielded to the ravages of an exceedingly short illness. 

As student. Judge and public servant he was ever con- 
scious of the duty which he owed to the trust imposed in 
him and gave the highest measure of public service. He 
wore his ermine as a judge without stain or blemish and 
his political career is singularly clean and immaculate rep- 
resenting as he did the highest type of public servant. Of 
imposing physical appearance and possessed of a rare sense 
of humor, he was a most delightful companion and pos- 
sessed the love and admiration of all who knew him. 

"He never made a brow look dark 
Nor caused a tear but when he died." 

E. Bentley Hamilton^ 
William N. Banks, 
James M. Grimes, 



Hereditary Companion of the First Class. Captain and Surgeon, 
United States Army. Chicago, United States Army Hos- 
pital Unit No. 12 (Northwestern University). 
Died in France, January 4, igi8. 

THIS Commandery displayed its first gold star on its 
service flag for Captain William Elvis Harwood. 
His death occurred near Boulogne, France, January 4, 
1918, in the midst of his work as a surgeon of the United 
States Army. Although at first rejected because of his 
having passed the age limit, his great skill as an X-ray ex- 
pert became known, the War Department violated its rule 
and Captain Harwood's services were not merely accepted, 



but sought. He crossed the sea as a part of the Northwest- 
ern University, or Hospital Unit No. 12. 

Wilham Elvis Harwood was born in Joliet, Illinois, No- 
vember 16, 1858. His father was Dr. Elvis Harwood, a 
physician and surgeon of ability and distinction, who set a 
worthy example to this gallant son by entering his country's 
service as the Assistant Surgeon of the One Hundredth Illi- 
nois X^olunteer Infantry in the trying days of 1862, from 
whom Dr. Harwood inherited his right of membership in 
the Military Order of the Loyal Legion. 

While yet in his teens. Captain Harwood emulated his 
father's example and joined the Joliet Citizens' Corps, which 
afterwards became Company B, loth Infantry, Illinois Na- 
tional Guard. The organization afterwards became the 4th, 
then the 3rd Infantry IlHnois National Guard. Captain 
Harwood, as he became a medical student, was advanced 
to Hospital Steward of the 4th Infantry, I. N. G. He at- 
tended for a time Northwestern University and graduated 
from Rush Medical College in 1880. He began the prac- 
tice of his profession in Ypsilanti, Michigan, but on ac- 
count of the impairment of his health he removed to Colo- 
rado, there continuing his medical practice. It was while 
in Colorado he became a companion of the Loyal Legion, 
later transferring to this Commandery. 

His stay in Colorado was brief, as the change of scene 
and air soon returned him to full health and vigor. Return- 
ing to his native town to practice, his abilities became known 
to the officers of the Minnesota Iron Company, who called 
him to the service of their company at the mines at Evelith, 
Minnesota. Here he remained for twenty years, becoming 
the surgeon-in-chief, developing a wonderful skill as a 

Afterwards the United Steel Corporation came into the 
ownership of the mines and Captain Harwood remained to 
take charge of the great hospital at Sadiola. 


The old home town attracted Dr. Harwood and in the 
fall of 1 91 5 he returned to Joliet, built for himself and fam- 
ily a fine residence, expecting to spend his remaining years 
in special work in his profession, particularly in X-ray 
research. When trouble threatened on the Mexican border 
in 1916 he united with others in the organization of a regi- 
ment to be tendered to the government. Upon the declara- 
tion of war against Germany he sought every opportunity 
for service. In the short time from June, 191 7, till his death 
in January, 1918, his service was largely with the British. 
His advanced methods in the use of the X-ray instrument 
made him at once a leader, and it was his overwork in the 
British Hospitals which weakened his powers of resistance 
and made him an early and easy victim of pneumonia. 

Captain Harwood was married to Miss Fanny Hyde, 
of Joliet, January 9, 1889, who survives him together with 
two daughters, Mrs. Helen Meissner, of Jersey City, and 
Miss Rachel Harwood of Joliet. 

"Billy" Harwood, as his early friends and associates 
were pleased to call him, was of the very highest type of 
American citizenship. Those who knew him best loved him 
the most. Quiet and unostentatious, but fine and rigorous 
in the right. He was for his country right or wrong, and 
held all men his enemies who were not loyal and patriotic. 
May his fine faith in his country and his devotion to its 
flag always be to his companions matters of their earnest 

Erastus Webster Willard, 
Cyrus Winthrop Brown, 
Fred Bennitt, 



Acting Master United States Navy. Born at Portsmouth, New 

Hampshire, May 31, 1841. Died at Seattle, Washington, 

January 5, 1918. 

ELECTED an Original Companion of the First Class 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois Feb- 
ruary 10, 1887. Insignia 5540. 

Entered the U. S. Naval Service by appointment as Act- 
ing Ensign September 25, 1862. Promoted to acting master 
July 20, 1864. Honorably discharged October, 1868. 

He saw active service on various vessels of the U. S. 
Navy, on foreign cruises, and on blockading duty along the 
whole Atlantic Coast and Gulf of Mexico, participating in 



many engagements at sea, and in the capture of the Confed- 
erate forts and fleet in Mobile Bay, Ala. In November, 
1865, he was ordered to the U. S. Steamer, Vandalia, sta- 
tioned at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, and assigned to re- 
cruiting duty and Acting Executive Officer of that ship until 
his termination of service. 


first Lieutenant and Adjutant Ninety-third Illinois Infantry, United 
States Volunteers. Died at Princeton, Illinois, January lo, ipiS. 

HARVEY MARION TRIMBLE was born near Wil- 
mington, Clinton Co., Ohio, Jan. 27, 1842, and died at 
Princeton, 111., Jan. 10, 1918. 

The family moved to Bureau Co., 111., the following 
year to a farm, a few years later to Princeton, where his 
life was passed. 

His education was acquired in the public schools with 
a partial course at Eureka College, leaving there August 
2 1st to join the army. Enlisting in Co. K, a private, 93rd 
Reg. 111. Vol. Inft. and was commissioned adjutant of the 
Regiment Feb. 26, 1864, serving with the Regiment until 



the close of the war, excepting fourteen days a confederate 
prisoner captured at Ridgeway, Tenn., while executing or- 
ders as a scout, having participated in every march, skir- 
mish and battle in which the Regiment was engaged. 

Returning to Princeton after the war engaged in clerical 
Court work while pursuing his law studies preparing to act 
his part in the Union he had risked his life to preserve 
and was admitted to the bar Nov. 20, 1867, licensed as at- 
torney at law Oct. 9, 1866, was married to Miss Margaret 
L. Dakin to whom five sons were born. As a citizen he was 
prominent and active in educational and civic affairs, for 
many years a member of the Board of Education and Pub- 
lic Library. 

As a lawyer his election for four terms as County Judge, 
and for six years Circuit Judge of the 13th Judicial District 
of Illinois, shows the appreciation and respect of the dis- 
trict for his legal and judicial ability. He was a member 
of the Vicksburg Military Statue Committee. He was 
Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic 
in 191 1. 

As a soldier his attention to duty, courage and soldierly 
bearing, whether in camp, on the march, or field of battle, 
won the respect alike of officers and privates. The record 
of such a life is its fitting eulogy, worthy of emulation, 
leaving a loving memory and priceless legacy to his surviv- 
ing family. Honored and respected in his life work, the 
measure of his days filled with a large usefulness, he 
will be kindly held in memory by those who shared with 
him the bivouac and stress of the war. His interest and 
activities in matters for the betterment of the community 
and the welfare of society marks a happy home life and de- 
votion to family and a genial friend and associate in the 
social and public relations of life. 

It has been written by the master minds of all time that 
a man's deeds are but the enlarged shadow of his character, 


"by their fruits shall ye know them," so in closing the me- 
morial of Companion Harvey Marion Trimble, it was felt 
that no words could more fittingly convey the value and 
worth of a useful life than a reference to that part of 
American history linked with the name of Companion Har- 
vey Marion Trimble. 

Walter R. Robbins, 
Cornelius S. Eldridge, 
Charles A. Griswold, 



Captain Eighty-ninth Illinois Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Norwood Park, Illinois, January ii, igi8. 

village of Bath, N. Y., February 20, 1834. His par- 
ents removed to Niagara Falls the year of his birth. He 
attended a public school at Niagara Falls until he was 13 
years of age, when he left home, and was apprenticed three 
years to learn the molder's trade. In 1850 he started West, 
landing at Milwaukee, Wis. In 1852 he again started West 
and reached the Mississippi River at Galena. He then 
traveled from Galena by river to St. Anthony's Falls, then 
down the river to Balise at the mouth of the river. He then 



returned by river to St. Louis, continuing up the Missouri 
River to Fort Benton. From Fort Benton he returned to 
St. Louis and worked for Giles F. Filley in his stove foundry 
until the spring of 1854. In 1854 he again started West 
across the plains to California, reaching Hangtown (now 
Placerville) in the fall. While in California he followed 
mining with varied success until the fall of 1858, when he 
returned to Xew York City, via the Isthmus of Panama. 
From New York he returned to his father's home at Prince- 
ton, Wis. During the time he was wandering through the 
West his mother died, and in 1859 he took his father and 
other members of his family to Missouri, where he pur- 
chased 160 acres of state land near Springfield. At the 
breaking out of hostilities in 1861 he sold the land for barely 
enough to take the family to St. Louis. Later he came to 
Chicago and took a position in the general freight depart- 
ment of the Illinois Central Railroad. 

August 25, 1862, he was mustered in the 89th Illinois 
Volunteer Infantry as First Lieut, of Co. D. He was later 
commissioned Captain of Co. D, September 20, 1863, and 
mustered out with his company June 10, 1865, being present 
with his command at the battle of Stone River and the en- 
gagements during the Atlanta campaign, being in continuous 
service with the Army of the Cumberland. 

At the close of the war he returned to Chicago and for 
twelve years he served as a deputy sheriff of Cook County. 

In a memorandum left by Capt. Robinson regarding his 
life he says: ''Memory traveling backward over a some- 
what checkered career, finds no place where it so loves to 
linger and so much to commend as during the years I served 
my country with the Army of the Cumberland, and while 
I may not have made the most of all my opportunities, still 
I am proudly conscious that I was one drop in the great 
wave of patriotism that overwhelmed the heresy of seces- 


sion and made this a nation with a big 'N' and E. Pluribus 
Unum an accompHshed fact." 

Captain Robinson was blessed with an unusually genial 
disposition. His uniform courtesy and good nature made it 
a pleasure to meet him on all occasions. His death is a 
sorrow to all the companions with whom he was associated 
so long, and to all of his friends and acquaintances. 

Walter R. Robbins, 
Richard S. Tuthill, 
W. T. Hapeman, 



Captain Eighty-eighth Illinois Infantry, United States Volunteers. 

Born at Belfast, Ireland, February ig, 1835. Died at Chicago, 

Illinois, January 15, igi8. 

ELECTED an Original Companion of the First Class 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois Jan- 
uary 8, 1906. Insignia No. 14874. 

Entered the U. S. Volunteer service as Private and 
1st Sergeant Co. "C'\ 88th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, 
August 2y, 1862. Promoted to 2nd Lieut, same Company, 
September 4, 1862. Advanced to ist Lieut. February 12, 
1863. Advanced to Captain Co. "H," October 30, 1864. 
Honorably mustered out June 9, 1865. 

His regiment was ordered from Chicago, Illinois, where 


it was formed, to Louisville, Ky., September 4, 1862. Or- 
dered to Covington, Ky., and assigned to the First Brigade, 
General Granger's Division, Army of the Ohio. Engaged in 
the battles of Perryville, October 8, 1862, Stones River, 
December 30, 1862, and Chickamauga, Tenn., September 19 
and 20, 1863, where he was seriously wounded. He re- 
turned to his regiment February, 1864, when he was de- 
tailed on Court Martial duty at Nashville, Tenn. Ordered 
to his regiment for the Atlanta campaign which started in 
May, 1864. Was in the battles of Resaca, Adairsville, New 
Hope Church, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro and 
Love joy Stations. His regiment was ordered back to Chat- 
tanooga for the Hood campaign, and was engaged in the 
battles of Franklin, November 30, 1864, and Nashville, De- 
cember 15 and 16, 1864. 


First Lieutenant and R. Q. M. Forty-second Illinois Infantry, United 
States Volunteers. Died at Seabreeze, Florida, January 20, 1918. 

Toronto, Canada, Oct. 12, 1836. At ten years of age 
he came with his parents to the United States, locating at 
Milwaukee, Wis., for a short period, then a few months in 
Chicago, and thence to Batavia, 111., where he grew to man- 
hood and received his education in the public schools. His 
father dying while he was still a boy, he made his home 
with Spencer Johnson, a prominent farmer of Batavia, until 
he became of age. 

His first business experience was that of many others, in 
starting in 1859 for the so-called Pike's Peak gold diggings, 
but meeting the thousands returning, who had learned there 



was no gold to be found there, he abandoned his trip and re- 
turned to Batavia, where he again engaged in farming for a 
short period. Later he took a business course in Bryant & 
Stratton's Commercial College. The war breaking out about 
this time he enlisted on July 22, 1861, in Company "I," 42nd 
Til. Vol. Inf., and was mustered into the United States serv- 
ice on August I, 1861 ; made Corporal, September 17, 1861, 
at Camp Douglas, Chicago, serving as such for quite a 
period, later was made Quartermaster Sergeant, which posi- 
tion he filled for some time, and shortly before the regiment 
was mustered out of service, received his commission as 
First Lieut, and Quartermaster, being mustered out with the 
regiment at Springfield, 111., June 12, 1866. 

Returning to Batavia for a time, he was later employed 
by a wholesale firm in Chicago as a bookkeeper, and later 
engaged in the wholesale, woodenware, cordage, and notion 
business, in that city, and that was cleaned out by the great 
fire of October, 1871. In 1872 he went to Portland, Maine, 
engaged in the chewing gum business for about two years 
and a half, then removed to Elgin, 111., where he continued 
an extensive business in the same line for a number of years. 

In 1868 he married Miss Martha C. Waldron, of Elgin, 
whose death preceded his several years, and a daughter, 
Miss Helen Vollor, a son, D. W. Vollor (a member of thi^ 
Commandery), and a sister. Miss Ellen Vollor, survive him. 

Companion Vollor while of a very modest and retiring 
disposition, was one of the many brave American volunteer 
soldiers, who never shirked his duties and always did his 

He served in Southwest Missouri under Fremont, the 
Island No. 10, and the New Madrid Campaign under Pope, 
in the Army of the Mississippi, and the Corinth Campaign, 
participating in the battle of Farmington, and Siege of 
Corinth. Afterwards was in the siege of Nashville, and then 
with the Army of the Cumberland, and the many battles 


that army was engaged in, including Stones River, where he 
was struck by two spent balls,' the campaign ending in the 
battles of Chickamauga, and ' Mission Ri<lge, the expedition 
for the relief of Burnside at Knoxville^ where on the first 
day of January, 1864, he with the greater portion of the 
regiment re-enlisted for the balance of the war, and shortly 
after came home on Veteran furlough. 

Upon their return to the front in April he took part in 
all the battles of the campaign ending with the capture of 
Atlanta, returning after that to Chattanooga, then participat- 
ing in the chase after Hood, through Northern Alabama, 
and middle Tennessee, to the battle of Franklin, and later 
that of Nashville, where Hood's Army was thoroughly 
routed. He was with the regiment in its various movements 
back to East Tennessee, where they were at the time of 
Lee's surrender, thence back to Nashville for a short stay, 
and then by boat down the rivers to New Orleans, and 
across the Gulf to Texas, until on December 15, 1865, it 
was ordered to Springfield, 111., for muster out, which took 
place on January 12, 1866, thus serving nearly four and 
one-half years. 

He was intensely loyal and patriotic, having been Com- 
mander of the G. A. R. Post at Elgin for several years, also 
attended many of the Department and National Encamp- 
ments, and a regular attendant of the meetings of this Com- 
mandery, until ill health prevented. 

He died at Seabreeze, Florida, where he had gone for his 
health, on the 20th day of January, 1918. The remains were 
placed in a vault until spring, when they were brought back 
to Elgin and interred in the family lot in Bluff City 

Henry K. Wolcott, 
John S. Wilcox, 
Zenas p. Hanson, 



First Lieutenant Ninth Vermont Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Evanston, Illinois, lanuary 31, 1918. 

WILLIAM ALDEN DODGE, a member of the Illinois 
Commandery Military Order of the Loyal Legion of 
the United States, died suddenly Thursday, January 31, 
1918. He had left his suburban home in Wilmette in the 
morning on an elevated railroad train for his office in Chi- 
cago, and while en route was stricken with heart failure and 
passed away shortly after at the Central Street Station, 
Evanston, to which he had been removed. Companion 
Dodge was born August 20, 1845, at Cuttingsville, Vt., and 
enlisted in Company B, Ninth Vermont Volunteer Infan- 
try, May 29, 1862. 



He was at this time, as his Company and later Regimen- 
tal Commander certifies, "A pink cheeked and beardless boy, 
all through the war, every inch a soldier and every inch a 

His enthusiastic nature was deeply stirred by the pa- 
triotic emotions aroused by his country's peril and regard- 
less of the restrictions of age he offered his services and 
finally secured his enlistment May 29, 1862, in Company 
B of the 9th Vermont Volunteer Infantry. Here those quali- 
ties of character, intelligence and great personal popularity 
which characterized him throughout life were at once rec- 
ognized, and despite his youth he was promoted July 9th 
of the same year, within two months of his enlistment and 
then not seventeen years of age, to be Second Sergeant of 
his company, and April 7, 1864, in recognition of his gal- 
lant service, his efficiency, and the privations endured in 
the field in action, and as a prisoner of war, he was ad- 
vanced to the position of Second Lieutenant, and within six 
months thereafter, Oct. 19, 1864, having then but just passed 
his nineteenth birthday, to that of First Lieutenant. 

One need only read between the lines of the follow- 
ing succinct statement, in which is couched his military 
record, to fully comprehend and appreciate the services ren- 
dered to his country by Lieutenant Dodge. 

Enlisted in Company B, 9th Vermont Vol. Infantry, 
May 29, 1862; promoted to 2nd Sergt., Company B, July 
9, 1862; to 2nd Lieut., April 7, 1864; to ist Lieut., October 
19, 1864; resigned June 7, 1865, after ending of the war. 
The regiment was mustered into the United States service 
July 9, 1862, at Brattleboro, Vt. ; from there it went to 
Washington, D. C, and Winchester, Va. Companion 
Dodge was captured at Winchester in battle with Stonewall 
Jackson. The entire regiment was captured soon after, at 
Harper's Ferry; he was paroled in September, 1862; winter, 
1862-3, in parole camp and guarding confederate prisoners 


at Camp Douglas, Chicago; spring, 1863, at Suffolk, Va., 
besieged by Longstreet; summer, 1863, at Yorktown and 
West Point, Va. ; winter, 1863, sick in Marine Hospital, at 
Burlington, Vt. ; spring and summer of 1864, in North Caro- 
lina; August, 1864, to Bermuda Hundreds, Va., Army of 
the James, 2nd Div., i8th A. C. ; November 29, 1864, 
wounded at battle of Chapires Farm, Va. ; October 27, 1864, 
seriously wounded at battle of Second Fair Oaks, Richmond, 
Va., and disabled for rest of service; June, 1865, in Chesa- 
peake Hospital; resigned, June 7, 1865. Entire service was 
with same company and regiment, with the exception of 
a few weeks' detached service in the summer of 1864 as 
drill officer of colored troops in North CaroHna. He was 
elected to the Illinois Commandery Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion of the U. S. on the 7th day of November, 

Having, as recorded, been on duty during the winter 
of 1862-3 at Camp Douglas, Chicago, it is not, perhaps, 
surprising that at the close of the war he should have been 
drawn to this bustling center, already clearly indicated as 
the commercial metropolis of the western world, and here 
was spent practically all of the remaining years of his 
life — busy, useful and successful years. 

After a brief visit to his old home in Vermont, he came 
to Chicago, and wisely deciding to lay the foundation for 
a solid business career, he entered ''Eastman's Business 
College," and upon the completion of the usual college 
course was offered an instructorship, and later was pro- 
moted to be the principal of the actual business department. 

But this was too narrow a field for such abilities and 
ambition as Companion Dodge possessed, and in 1867 he 
resigned these scholastic occupations to associate himself 
as office manager with the firm of A. Reed & Sons, then 
the oldest and one of the most prominent houses in the 
piano business in the city. This event determined the 


course of his future life for progressing from year to 
year with unvarying success, he was, at the time of his 
death, vice president of the Smith, Barnes & Strohber Com- 
pany, one of the largest firms engaged in the manufacture 
of pianos in the city. 

Personally, Companion Dodge was a most genial and 
delightful gentleman who enjoyed an exceptional popularity 
in all the associations of life as a friend and citizen of the 
highest character. Upon his demise a special meeting of 
the Chicago Piano and Organ Association passed resolu- 
tions expressing the high esteem in which he was ever held 
by all his business associates of so many years. 

Lieutenant Dodge was married February 12, 1876, in 
Chicago, at St. Paul's Universalist Church, to Miss Ella E. 
Cary, and shortly thereafter removed to St. Louis to assume 
the management of the prominent house of Estey & Camp, 
in that city. 

Upon the death of their son. William Hurlbut Francis, 
they left that city for Chicago, with his remains, which 
were interred in the family lot at Oakwoods Cemetery, and 
thereafter they made Chicago their permanent home. 
Shortly after his return to Chicago, he opened the house of 
Chickering, Chase Company, of which he assumed the finan- 
cial management. 

Mr. and Mrs. Dodge's domestic life evinced the same 
qualities which were shown in his business life, and their 
home in Wilmette was the resort of many warm and loyal 
friends, whom they were always glad to receive within 
its hospitable doors. 

Charles C. Curtiss, 
Bernis W. Sherman, 
William L. Cadle, 



Late Second Lieutenant United States Army. Born at Crown Point, 

New York, April 17. i8S3. Died at Rockford, Illinois, 

February 5, igi8. 

ELDEST son of Brevet Brigadier-General John Ham- 
mond, U. S. Volunteers. 
Elected an Hereditary Companion of the First Class 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, November 
13, 1890. Insignia No. 8296. 

Graduated from the U. S. Military Academy June 15, 
1876, and assigned to the 9th U. S. Cavalry. Transferred 
to the 3rd U. S. Cavalry, July 28, 1876. Resigned his com- 
mission from the U. S. service, September 16, 1877. 

Participated in the Sioux Indian Campaign, and in the 
battle of Powder River Canyon November 25, 1876. 



He was Secretary of the Crown Point Iron Works, 
Supervisor of Crown Point for three years, Member of 
Alumni Association of West Point, N. Y., U. S. Cavalry 
Association, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, member Chicago 
Real Estate Board and Fire Underwriters' Association and 
was President of the United States Flag Association. 

He is survived by his wife, Mary Stevens Hammond, 
and five sons as follows : Lieutenant Colonel John S., Cap- 
tain Charles H., Captain Thomas S., and Messrs. Harry and 
Robert Hammond. 


Hereditary Companion of the First Class. Died at Dwight, Illinois, 
February 14, igi8. 

WILLIAM G. DUSTIN was born at Corinth, Vt., June 
7, 1850. He was the son of Brig.-Gen. Daniel Dustin 
and Isabel Dustin, of old New England families. 

At the age of 13 he joined his father, who was then a 
colonel commanding an Illinois regiment in Gen. Sherman's 
army, and accompanied the regiment on its march to the 
sea. He was also in Washington at the time of the Grand 
Review at the close of the War of the Rebellion. 

On the 19th of December, 1873, Companion Dustin en- 
listed in the United States Army and served with Co. F, 5th 



Inf., in the wars with the Indians. He was honorably dis- 
charged June 30, 1877. 

Having learned the printer's trade, he became a joint 
owner for a time of the Dwight Star and Herald, published 
in Livingston county, Illinois, and in 1889 acquired the entire 
ownership. About this time he also began the publication 
of The Banner, which, a few years later, was made the 
official organ of the Sons of Veterans, U. S. A. Mr. Dustin 
continued to be the editor of these organs until the time of 
his death, although others became interested with him in the 
publishing business. 

He served four terms as postmaster of the city of 
Dwight, and had a large acquaintance and influence in polit- 
ical circles throughout the State and the country. 

His patriotic work was not limited to the Loyal Legion, 
of which he had been a member for many years, but found 
expression in long and active service in the Sons of Veterans. 
In 1896 he was elected Commander of the Illinois Division, 
and in 1904 he was elected Commander-in-Chief. During 
his term of office he gave to the Order a brilliant administra- 
tion and the largest increase in membership which it has 
made in any administration since the very early days of the 

He was greatly esteemed and respected by the officers 
and members of the Grand Army of the Republic and all 
other patriotic societies. 

Mr. Dustin was married to Miss Katherine Rogers on 
the 26th of September, 1878. She survives him, together 
with one daughter, Mrs. Electa Connor, and three grand- 
children, Dorothy May Connor, William Dustin Connor and 
Katherine Electa Connor. His death occurred at his home 
in Dwight, 111., February 14, 1918, where the interment also 
took place. 

Companion Dustin was a sagacious adviser, successful 
in business and a patriot of pronounced convictions. One 


of his most remarkable and attractive qualities was his ability 
to make and retain true and lasting friends. He not only 
commanded the respect of his associates and companions, 
but bound them, one and all, to him and to his cause by his 
own genial personality and his readiness to aid others at all 
times and upon all occasions. 

He was a natural leader, seeing ever the object to be 
aimed at and the best method of accomplishing the results 
desired in any movement in which he became interested. 
The influence of his personality in patriotic orders of our 
country has been strong, helpful, commanding, and will be 
lasting. He will be remembered as one who added much 
to the success of them all. 

George B. Stadden, 
Wm. L. Barnum, Jr. 
William T. Church, 


First Lieutenant Thirty-fifth United States Volunteer Infantry. 
Died at Chicago, Illinois, March y, igtS. 

March 7, 1918, at Wesley Memorial Hospital, Chi- 
cago, 111., from pneumonia, having been ill but a few days. 
He was born at Davenport, Iowa, December 14, 1876. 
He was the eldest son of Lieut, and Adjutant Parker Whit- 
tlesey McManus, U. S. V., and Flora Meek McManus. 

His education was received at the public schools, having 
graduated from the Davenport High School in 1893. 

He was clerk of the court of Scott county in 1897 and 
part of 1898. 



He was a member of Co. B, 2nd Regt., Iowa National 
Guard, and rose to rank of 2nd Lieut. 

At the outbreak of the Spanish-American war he went 
with his company and was mustered into the 50th Iowa 
Volunteers as 2nd Lieut. 

He was mustered out with his regiment in the fall 
of 1899, having served in Florida and Cuba during the 

In 1899 he was mustered into service again as ist Lieut., 
35th U. S. Vols., serving in the Philippines for one and a 
half years. 

Upon returning to private life he made his residence in 
Chicago and engaged in the real estate business, being at the 
time of his death manager of the Windsor Park Bank. 

During the last months of his Hfe he was elected Cap- 
tain of Co. A, 3rd Inf., Illinois Reserve Militia, and was 
given full military funeral honors by that organization. He 
was a member of the Englewood Commandery of Knights 
Templar, a Companion of the Naval and Military Order 
of the Spanish-American War, and was elected a Com- 
panion of the Mihtary Order of the Loyal Legion of the 
United States, Commandery of the State of IlHnois, January 
2, 1908, his Insignia being No. 15561. 

Captain McManus was a man of sterling worth, loved 
by all who knew him — to whom he was known as "Jim," a 
name which fitted him in every respect. 

He was always cheerful and sunny, never shunning 
work; a soldier in every sense, and in his death we have 
lost a brave, sincere, loyal citizen who will be missed by 
all who knew him. 

Charles M. Robertson, 
Samuel C. Plummer, 
George V. Lauman, 



Captain Tenth Wisconsin Infantry, United States Volunteers. Died 
at Western Springs, Illinois, March 19, igi8. 

^^ companion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion 
of the United States, a member of the Commandery of 
the State of Illinois, 'died at Western Springs, Illinois, 
March 19, 191 8. ^Je was born at East Bloomfield, New 
York, December 28, 1842, a son of Frederick W. Collins 
and Olevia Chapin Collins. 

Captain Collins enlisted as a private in the First Wis- 
consin Infantry in May, 1861, promoted Sergeant, mus- 
tered out August, 1861, at the close of his term of enlist- 



ment. He was in battle at Falling Waters, Virginia, July 
2, 1861, and served at Harpers Ferry and vicinity until 
this term of enlistment expired. 

He re-entered service as First Lieutenant and Adjutant 
of the Tenth Wisconsin Infantry, October 29, 1861, and 
served under Generals Rousseau and Mitchell at Bowling 
Green, Kentucky, Nashville, Tennessee, Huntsville, Steven- 
son and Bridgeport, Alabama, Perryville, Kentucky, Deep 
Gap and Stone's RivSri^or Murfreesboro), Tennessee. The 
latter battle lasting from December 30-31, 1862, to January 
2, 1863. His next battle was Chickamauga, Georgia, Sep- 
tember 20, 1863, where he was captured. He was con- 
fined for seven mouths in Libby prison, Richmond, Virginia, 
then successively in Macon and Savannah, Georgia, and 
Charleston, South Carolina. He escaped from Charleston in 
December, 1864, and joined General Sherman's army De- 
cember 21, 1864. 

He was promoted Captain in August, 1863, shortly be- 
fore the battle of Chickamauga and mustered out January 
3,1865. • . 

In February, 1865, he was appointed Major of the Fifty- 
second Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, but was not mustered 
owing to the close of the war and the fact that the Regi- 
mental Organization was never completed. 

Following the war he engaged in the wholesale grocery 
or tea business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1865; in 1871 
he engaged in the dry goods business in Chicago, was burned 
out in the great fire in October, 1871, and returned to Mil- 
waukee, where he started the firm of Dutcher, Collins & 
Smith, wholesale tea merchants. 

Captain Collins served as Alderman for the 7th ward, 
Milwaukee, two years; was school commissioner in the 7th 
ward and later removed to Western Springs, Illinois, engag- 
ing in the Real Estate business and was appointed post- 
master, continuing as such up to the time of his death. 


January i8, 1870, Captain Collins married Miss Clara 
Emmons, daughter of Judge W. H. Emmons of the United 
States District Court, one of President Lincoln's first ap- 
pointments, the district comprising Michigan, Ohio, Ken- 
tucky and Tennessee. One child, a son, Emmons Collins, 
survived the Captain's death. The funeral service was con- 
ducted at Western Springs, by the Masons, of which order 
he was a prominent member. There was also in attendance 
the Hiram McClintock Post, G. A. R., of LaGrange, of 
which he was a member, and also a number of Companions 
of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion. 

His devotion to his country was manifested by his long 
and eventful term of service. He died as he lived, respected 
and honored by all who knew him. 

C. S. Bentley, 
William L. Cadle, 
George V. Lauman, 



Senior Second Lieutenant, Chicago Mercantile Battery Illinois Light 

Artillery, United States Volunteers. Died at Hinsdale, 

Illinois,. March 22, 1918. 

COMPANION Florus David Meacham, born April 26, 
1843, at White Hall, Washington County, New York, 
died at his residence at Hinsdale, Illinois, March 22, 191 8, 
leaving a widow and four children, Margery, Mrs. Wm. J. 
Kinsella, of St. Louis, Mo. ^ Madeline, Mrs. Horace B. 
Hence, of Hinsdale; Florisse D., and Florus David, with the 
Rainbow Division in France. 

Companion Meacham enlisted as a private in the Chicago 
Mercantile Battery, Illinois Light Artillery, August 29, 
1862, promoted to Orderly Sergeant, July, 1863, and for 



gallant conduct in operations at Mobile and New Orleans he 
was commissioned Senior Second Lieutenant. The Battery 
was ordered to Memphis, Tenn., in November, 1862, and 
participated in the campaign under General Grant. Was in 
Holly Springs, Miss., in December, 1862, then returned 
to Memphis, and from there took part in the Yazoo cam- 
paign under General Sherman. Then to Arkansas Post, 
Milliken's Bend, Grand Gulf, Port Gibson, Raymond, Cham- 
pion's Hill, Black River Bridge, assault of Vicksburg, May 
22, 1863, and siege and capture of Vicksburg. He was in 
the campaign at Jackson, Miss., under General Sherman, 
3rd Brigade, loth Division, 13th Corps, at New Orleans, 
September, 1863, in Red River campaign and battle at 
Sabine Cross Roads, April, 1864, In campaign to Pasca- 

Companion Meacham was mustered out of service at 
Chicago in July, 1864. Was elected to the Illinois Comman- 
dery Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United 
States, May 13, 1897, and was elected Senior Vice Com- 
mander of the Commandery in 191 3. He served as Secre- 
tary of the Vicksburg Military Statue Commission. He 
was a member of Geo. H. Thomas Post No. 5, Depart- 
ment of Illinois, Grand Army of the Republic. 

Companion Meacham was for many years prominent 
in Republican politics, and at one time was President of 
the Board of Review. 

His brilliant military career, his genial companionship, 
his honorable character, his fair dealing and success in his 
business, illustrate a life worthy the admiration of the host 
of friends who mourn his departure. 

Charles S. Bentley, 
Fred W. Upham, 
Lucien E. Harding, 




Second Lieutenant Forty-third Ohio Infantry, United States Volun- 
teers. Died at Evanston, Illinois, March 26, igi8. 

ONCE again the grim visitor has called for a companion 
of the Loyal Legion, and has deprived us of the so- 
ciety and friendship of one who was the genial friend and 
beloved companion of every member of this order. 

Lieutenant John W. Thompson was taken from our 
midst March 26, 191 8, to the home which the Blessed Savior 
has prepared for those who love God and devote themselves 
to the service of their fellow-men. 

Lieutenant Thompson was a native of Ohio, in which 
state he was bom on November 24, 1843. His military serv- 
ice began on December 19, 1861, when he enlisted as a 



private in Co. G of the 43rd Ohio Inf., and was successively 
advanced through the several non-commissioned and com- 
missioned ranks, until under date of November 18, 1864, 
while he was acting as adjutant of his regiment, he received 
his commission as a first lieutenant, but was never mustered 
as such. 

The 43rd Ohio was a vigorous and active regiment, and 
Lieut. Thompson participated with it in the siege of Island 
No. 10, in the capture of McCall's forces at Tiptonville, in 
the expedition against Fort Pillow and Harrisburg Landing, 
in the siege and battle of Corinth and the various actions 
at Farmington, Phillips Creek, the pursuit of Boonsville, and 
in General Grant's campaign operations on the Central Mis- 
sissippi railroad. 

He was detached from the regiment and appointed acting 
Inspector General and Aid de Camp on the staff of Gen. J. 
W. Sprague in the Atlanta campaign. In May, 1864, he was 
severely wounded at Resaca, but rejoined his regiment on 
September of that year. 

After the pursuit of Hood into Alabama, he returned to 
Atlanta, marched to the sea, and rendered special service in 
the engagement at Savannah, where he was honorably dis- 
charged on December 25, 1864, on account of the expiration 
of his term of service. 

Lieutenant Thompson was an ideal citizen. His was a 
genial, and sympathetic nature that responded promptly to 
every appeal for service and support. He was alert and 
helpful in all matters of public interest, and rendered splen- 
did service, especially as an alderman in Evanston and a 
member of the Board of the Evanston Public Library. He 
was for several years President of the Library Board, and 
his associates expressed their esteem and veneration for him 
in a memorial, which is so beautifully and accurately de- 
scriptive of the man, that your committee, being fully in ac- 
cord with the sentiments to which it gives expression, ven- 


tures to repeat and endorse them in this memorial, insisting 
that the personal qualities, which his associates have em- 
phasized, rendered him an ideal soldier and a loyal citizen. 

Concerning him his library associates write as follows : 

"The Board of Directors of the library at the regular 
meeting held April 2, 191 8, adopted the following para- 
graphs as expressive of the esteem and veneration in which 
Lieut. Thompson was held by every member. The weight 
of his mature counsel and the influence of his splendid per- 
sonality will be missed for a very long time at the delibera- 
tive meetings of the Board, and the genial friend of the 
library workers will be very hard to replace. Those who 
have grown old tell us that along the way of life there are 
pitifully few who cannot be forgotten ; even those of us who 
had more recently come to know him feel that Lieut. 
Thompson was one of these few. 

''Some men we associate with particular institutions or 
activities. Their relationships are closely interwoven. The 
man becomes a part of their very fabric. Evanston people 
who were acquainted with Lieut. John W. Thompson asso- 
ciated him at once with the Evanston Public Library. He 
enjoyed a unique career in connection with that institu- 
tion. He had been continuously a member since his first 
meeting, May i, 1890, until the day he passed behind the 
'sunset hills' — March 26, 1918 — twenty-eight years of serv- 
ice, the second longest in the history of the library. He was 
president from June, 1895, to June, 1906 — eleven years, a 
record of presidential service only exceeded by N. C. 

"Lieutenant Thompson held an official position on the 
Board from his incumbency as president until the annual 
meeting of 19 17, a span of twenty-two years. On his retire- 
ment from the presidency in 1906, he was chosen vice presi- 
dent, arid held that position until July, 1917. His record of 
continuous official service on this Board is without a par- 


"Lieutenant Thompson did much creative work in library 
legislation. Our present library tax law was amended to 
furnish more revenue for library purposes, due to his per- 
sonal work, and that of a few others at Springfield. Aside 
from his general knowledge of library affairs, he was versed 
in technical and professional library practice, and would 
have made a most successful librarian. He was a book 
man, in the sense that he was an extensive and discriminat- 
ing reader. The volumes about him in his home constituted 
a choice collection, and reflected a cultivated and refined 
literary taste. He loved the best that has been thought 
and put on the printed page. During his presidency so 
remarkable was his memory and so intimate his knowledge 
of the volume in the stacks, that he could inform an 
inquirer at once whether or not a certain book was listed 
in the catalog of the library. 

"In his relationship with the staff and his associates 
on the Board he was ever considerate, helpful, inspiring, 
and optimistic. The beautiful grounds about the library, 
the arrangement of the shrubbery and flowers, show his 
artistic eye. They are the result of his planning. He was 
progressive in his ideas, ever looking ahead to a bigger 
and better library for Evanston. In parting with the Dean 
of our Board, we desire to record our high appreciation 
of his long and able service, his constructive work, his 
fealty to this institution, and to those noble and exemplary 
qualities that made him every inch a man." 

Public spirited, a fine type of the American citizen, the 
dominant note of his character was kindliness and service. 
He never saw the time when he was too busy to do some 
kindly service for another, and this was his whole attitude 
towards the community and the country. 

Henry A. Pearsons, 
Edward D. Redington, 
Frank P. Crandon, 



Captain and A. D. C, United States Volunteers. Died at Glencoe, 
Illinois, March 31, igi8. 


GAIN the sad message reaches us, that another of 
our companions has joined the great majority. 

"On Fame's Eternal Camping Ground." 

Captain George Gregg Knox died at his home, Glencoe, 
111., March 31, 1918. 

Captain Knox was born in Rock Island, 111., January 
12, 1842. He leaves a beloved wife and daughter to mourn 
his loss. 

His military record is an enviable one. In his career as 


a soldier he exemplified the three graces of the warrior — 
Courage, Obedience, Loyalty. 

In his twentieth year, in response to President Lincoln's 
first call for 75,000 troops, April 15, 1861, he enlisted in the 
13th Illinois Infantry. On May 24, 1861, was mustered in 
as sergeant. Promoted 2nd Lieut., August lo, 1861. Dur- 
ing his service with the 13th Illinois, he was actively en- 
gaged with his command in guarding supply trains to and 
from Gen. Lyon's Army then operating near Rolla, Mo., 
and in suppressing guerrilla and disloyal bands in the sur- 
rounding country. He was later transferred and promoted 
1st Lieut., Battery H, ist 111. Light Artillery, to date from 
March 30, 1862, where he served with distinguished honor. 

On May 6, 1863, our late companion was commissioned 
Captain A. D. C. and Chief of Scouts, on the staff of Gen- 
eral Thomas L. Crittenden, commanding the 21st A. C. 
Army of the Cumberland. He was actively engaged in 
the battles of Shiloh, Stones River, The Tullahoma Cam- 
paign and Chickamauga. He was mentioned for fearless 
courage at Stones River and commended for gallantry at 

General Crittenden having been assigned to command 
the 1st Division; 9th A. C. Army of the Potomac, Com- 
panion Knox accompanied him to his new field of service, 
taking part in the Wilderness Campaign in Virginia. When 
his chief. General Crittenden, resigned, he also tendered his 
resignation, and was honorably discharged December 17, 
1864; a few months before the close of the war. 

Soon after his return from the field he entered into part- 
nership with his brother, Charles M. Knox, in Chicago. 
Some six years later he sold his interest and embarked in 
the furniture business, in which he remained until he re- 
tired, some eight years later. 

His home life was ideal. His affectionate devotion to 


his beloved wife and daughter was his greatest pleasure dur- 
ing his declining years. 

"The bravest are the tenderest — 
The loving are the daring." 

To those who knew him he was a genial and true friend. 
And by his death our Commandery has lost a most esteemed 

A brave soldier, — a worthy, loyal citizen, a Christian 
gentleman, has gone to his rest. With sorrowing hearts 
we tender to his bereaved wife and daughter our sincere 
sympathy; and mourn with them in the loss of a dear 
comrade and companion whose memory will be warmly 
cherished by his surviving companions. 

James G. Everest, 
John Young, 
Walter R. Robbins, 



Captain Second Ohio Cavalry, United States Volunteers. 
Evanston, Illinois, April 6, 1918. 

Died at 

CAPTAIN HENRY W. CHESTER, an original com- 
panion of this Commandery, was born in Bainbridge, 
Ohio, December 25, 1840, and died at Evanston, 111., April 
6, 1918. 

He was the son of Edwin and Mary Elizabeth (Porter) 
Chester. His father emigrated from Connecticut to South 
Carolina at the age of twenty, because he had a twin sister 
living there at that time. His stanch New England prin- 
ciples, which included hatred of chattel slavery, soon brought 
him into conflict with Southern ideas and very soon after his 
arrival he was ordered, with others, to pursue a fugitive 



slave who had escaped from his master. He refused, and 
the Southern cHmate became too hot for him and he was 
forced to leave. He then moved to Ohio, settling in that 
portion to which a Colony of Connecticut pioneers had come 
and which is known as the Western Reserve. These Yan- 
kees were a sturdy race and the country to which they had 
come was a rugged one. The Puritan conscience which 
hated human slavery governed their lives. In this territory 
were many stations of the so-called underground railroads 
of ante-bellum days. It was in such a community that the 
subject of this sketch was born and he was reared on a 
farm and in small villages, his father being a farmer and 
hotel keeper whose hostelry was known as a temperance tav- 
ern, the proprietor being a teetotaler. The son attended the 
public schools of the region and spent some time in the Prep- 
aratory Department of Oberlin College that he might fit 
himself to be a teacher. At the age of eighteen he taught his 
first school and taught successive winters until the firing 
on Fort Sumter changed the course of his life. His father 
had removed to Oberlin and on the ninth day of September, 
1861, with four other boys from that town, he went to 
Cleveland and enhsted as private in Company H of the 2nd 
Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. One of the privates who enlisted 
at that time was the late Gen. A. B. Nettleton of this Com- 
mandery, who, on the organization of the company, was 
elected First Lieutenant. 

Private Chester was successively Com. Sergeant, First 
Sergeant, First Lieutenant of Company H and Captain of 
Company K, but assigned to the command of his old com- 
pany and was mustered out with that rank June 13, 1865, at 
St. Louis, Mo., by Special Order No. 58, Department of 
Missouri, making a continuous service of nearly four years. 
The regiment had a rather remarkable history. It trav- 
eled over twelve thousand miles, was a unit in four different 
armies, namely — The Army of the Frontier, of the Ohio, of 


the Potomac, and of the Shenandoah ; began its active serv- 
ice in Missouri, and Indian Territory, fighting its way east- 
ward through Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio to 
Virginia; actively engaged under Sheridan in the Shenan- 
doah campaign and following the gallant Custer to the sur- 
render at Appomattox. It took part in the Grand Review in 
Washington in May, 1865, and was then ordered west with 
Mexico as an objective, but was mustered out before reach- 
ing there. 

An incident of the battle of Ashland, Va., towards the 
close of the war, is illustrative of the varied character of the 
service of the regiment. Among the prisoners captured in 
that battle was a Confederate lieutenant who asked "To 
whom have I the honor of surrendering?" "Second Ohio," 
was the reply. "Great heavens," he exclaimed, "I fought 
that regiment in the Indian Territory, in Arkansas, in Ken- 
tucky, in Tennessee, and at last they have got me in East- 
em Virginia." 

The regiment was in 109 skirmishes, engagements and 
battles and our late companion was in nearly eighty of them 
and was with the regiment at the surrender of the noted 
Confederate, Gen. John Morgan, in Ohio in 1863. He was 
twice wounded during the war. His last wound was re- 
ceived at the Battle of Sailors Creek, which prevented him 
from taking part at the surrender of Appomattox. He 
recovered, however, in time to be present in command of his 
company at the Grand Review at Washington in the Division 
commanded by Gen. Custer. This event was one of the 
proudest memories of his life. In a paper read before this 
Commandery, in October, 191 5, our late Companion re- 
corded this incident: 

"In the charge on the wagon train a captain in the regi- 
ment rode up beside a mule driver who was lashing his team 
with all his strength and ordered him to stop his team. In- 
stead of obeying the order, the driver seemed to apply the 


whip with renewed force. The captain put his revolver to 
the head of the teamster, and was about to fire when the 
thought came to him that probably the man was badly fright- 
ened and had not understood the order, and if killed the 
team would go right along without a driver; so the captain 
relented and rode beside the lead mule and blew its brains 
out with a shot from his revolver, thus saving one human 
life and blocking the road more effectively. It is needless to 
say that to this day the captain has not regretted the change 
of his aim, even though within ten minutes after that a 
train guard brought the captain off his horse by a shot that 
if it had been one-quarter inch lower would have found 
the brain of the captain." 

Captain Chester does not give the name of the captain, 
but it is in evidence that modesty prevented him from nam- 
ing himself. 

The incident is mentioned here as illustrating his quick- 
ness of decision to seize an opportunity in an emergency, 
although he probably did not fully comprehend the result of 
his action, as he was soon after wounded and sent to the 
rear. By his action, however, in killing the mule instead of 
the man, he was the instrument in accomplishing the capture 
of that Confederate supply train. 

Peace had now come and the disbanded army of men, 
young in years, but veterans in service, must begin civil 
life anew. The young state of Kansas was luring the dis- 
charged men of the Northern armies and thousands emi- 
grated, either in the summer or fall of 1865, and among 
them our late Companion after a visit to his home in Ohio, 
found himself in August of that year in the historic city of 
Lawrence. He came in touch with the civic life and church 
life of the pioneers who had saved Kansas for Freedom and, 
in his twelve years' residence in that city was one of its most 
honored citizens. He was a deacon in what was termed the 
"Abolition Church of the Congregational Denomination," 


and was one of the organizers of the Y. M. C. A. in that 
city. He never sought pubHc office, but in 1873, before the 
days of statewide prohibition, when Lawrence was cursed 
with saloons, he was nominated for City Treasurer on a 
Prohibition ticket as a protest against an almost intolerable 
state of affairs. The liquor forces were too strong, and he 
was defeated. During the greater part of the time while he 
resided in Kansas he was cashier of a large private bank, 
and for a season, in real estate and abstract business. 
October 5, 1868, he married Emily Hall, by whom he had five 
children, three of whom survive him, the oldest, Henry Hall 
Chester, being a member of this Commandery. His wife 
died in March, 1898, and in July, 1900, he married Mrs. 
Charlotte Cole Allsebrooke, who survives him. From 1877 
to 1 88 1 Capt. Chester was cashier of the Chicago and Grand 
Trunk Railroad, residing at Port Huron, Mich. The follow- 
ing two years he engaged in the lumber business, with head- 
quarters in Chicago and Evanston, 111. This business was 
not successful. After a brief interval, he became, in 1889, 
treasurer of the Chicago Theological Seminary and resigned 
in 1903 on account of ill health. From the latter date until 
his death, with the exception of four years on a fruit farm 
in Michigan, he was retired from active business by reason 
of chronic invalidism. During his connection with the Chi- 
cago Seminary and since his retirement, his residence has 
been in Chicago and Evanston. In the earlier years of his 
residence in the latter city he was very active in church and 
temperance work, having been deacon, superintendent of 
Sunday School and clerk of the First Congregational church, 
and at one time secretary of a league for the enforcement of 
the four mile limit law in reference to the selling of liquor. 

Judged by the highest standards the life of our Com- 
panion was a well-rounded, complete life and deserving of 
commendation and emulation. 

Captain Chester loved his home, which was always an 


ideal one. He was a true and tried friend. He had a genius 
for friendship because he was so open, responsive and un- 
selfish, and the friends he made in school life, in the army 
and in business life, he retained until the end. As a soldier, 
he was a true knight, without fear and without reproach, and 
never asked his men to go where he was not willing to lead. 
In all the fields of Capt. Chester's activities he never failed 
to obey the call of duty no matter how great the labor or 
sacrifice. He had a definite and abiding faith in the funda- 
mentals of the Christian religion and faced the great change 
with the same calmness and courage that he had faced death 
on the battlefield. 
To summarize: 

He was an honest, able man. 

A good and public spirited citizen. • 

A genial man. 

A patriot and soldier. 

A consistent Christian. 

"His life was gentle and the elements so mixed in him 
that nature might stand up and say to all the world 'This was 

Edward D. Redington, 
Frank P. Crandon, 





Second Lieutenant Sixteenth New York Heavy Artillery, United 
States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, April g, ipi8. 

HENRY HARRISON WALTON was born in Canal 
Dover, Ohio, February 8, 1846, and died at his home 
in Chicago, April 9, 1918. He was buried under Masonic 
auspices soon after passing his seventy-second birthday. 
Most of his business life was passed in the City of Chicago. 
The decedent enlisted as a private in the 34th N. Y. Vol. 
Inf., October 18, 1861, which shows how promptly he 
answered his country's call after the tocsins of war were 
sounded. This departed Companion whose loss we mourn, 
while confronted by foemen of a determined kind was 
never known to falter or shirk responsibility, but was ever 



resolute and brave when foes were drenching battlefields 
with human gore in the following engagements, viz. : York- 
town, Fair Oaks, Siege of Richmond, Savage Station, White 
Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, Second Bull Run, South Moun- 
tain, First and Second Fredericksburg engagements, Wil- 
liamsburg, Peach Orchard, Antietam and Glendale. Accord- 
ing to all accounts in these terrific encounters he displayed 
heroic hearted courage and all soldierly zeal. This departed 
Companion was mustered into Columbia Post 706, Dept. of 
Illinois G. A. R., August 28, 1894, and joined our Com- 
mandery March 11, 1897. 

Deeply we mourn the loss of this esteemed Companion 
who commenced his flight through the ether blue on the 
9th of April of the present year. The scythe of death is 
ever active, and this makes us believe the most certain thing 
we contemplate is the uncertainty of life's tenure. Time 
is rapidly divorcing our spirits from our bodies; is with 
painful frequency dissevering the frail chain that holds 
our seniors together. When fatality lessens the length of 
the chain our tears and affections re-establish its broken 
continuity. Saddened indeed were surviving Companions 
when our worthy brother passed through that portal labeled 
death; when accompanied by an invisible escort he started 
on a journey to that realm from whence no entrant ever 
returns to relate experiences there encountered. Your com- 
mittee proffers its sincere condolence and commiseration 
to Companion Walton's family, destined to suffer a life- 
long affliction because of his passing. 

Cornelius S. Eldridge, 
Oscar Ludwig, 
Charles F. Hills, 



Hereditary Companion, Died at Ocean Park, California, April 9, 1918. 

born in Madison, Wis., August 2y, 1856, and died at 
Ocean Park, Calif., April 9, 1918. His remains were 
cremated in Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif. 

He was elected a member of the Illinois Commandery of 
the Military Order of the Loyal Legion May 8, 1890. His 
eligibility was through his father. Col. Stephen V. Shipman, 
a member of the Illinois Commandery. He was a graduate 
of Rush Medical College, Chicago, class of 1881. Dr. Ship- 
man attended the University of Madison and the (old) 
University of Chicago. He was president of his class. For 
one year he was chemical assistant to Dr. J. Moses Gunn, 



and did private practice at the same time. Leaving Cliicago 
in 1882, he was assistant to Dr. B. S. Bigelow for four years 
in the mining hospital at Ishpeming, Mich., and from 1886 
to 1888 he had entire charge of the mining practice at 
Bessemer, Mich., and later with the U. S. Steel Company's 
interests at Vermillion, iron range, Minnesota, and built a 
hospital at Ely, Minn., still known as the Shipman hospital. 
He remained there for over twenty years, the last five years 
in the mining medical practice at Tower Hill, Minn. On 
account of failing health he sold his interests in Minnesota, 
and moved to Ocean Park, Calif., in 1908, where, after re- 
gaining his health, he again entered and remained in active 
practice until his death. 

Dr. Shipman was a member of the Masonic order, the 
Elks, the Los Angeles Athletic Club and various other 
societies and clubs. At one time he was health officer of 
Santa Monica, Calif. 

He was unselfish and full of kindness for the sick. He 
thought first of the welfare of his patients ; of himself, last. 

He is survived by his widow, and one daughter Mrs. 
Angela Shipman Crispin, two sisters and one brother, Mrs. 
Rose Shipman Anderson and Miss Cornelia Shipman, and 
Wm. V. Shipman, to whom the Illinois Commandery tenders 
its most profound sympathies. 

William L. Cadle^ 

Charles M. Robertson, M. D., 

Edward D. Redington^ 



Hereditary Companion of the First Class. Died at Chicago, Illinois, 
May II, 19 18. 

\ NSWERING the call of the Great Commander, Isaac 
-^ •*- Todd Mullen, a worthy companion of this Comman- 
dery, severed his earthly ties and duty at his home, 4724 
Kenmore Avenue, this city, on the nth day of May, 1918, 
and joined the great army on the other shore. 

He was born in Potsdam, N. Y., January 28, i860. His 
parents were Maj. Isaac Van Ortrix Mullen, and Laura 
Mullen. His father served as surgeon, with the rank of 
Major of the 14th New York Heavy Artillery, from May 
26, 1863, to August 26, 1865, when he was honorably dis- 



Our deceased companion was a graduate of the Buffalo 
University. In the year 1900 he was appointed Postoffice 
Inspector and was at the time of his death, and for fifteen 
years prior thereto, acting as such in the City of Chicago, 
and was recognized by his associates, by the Courts, and by 
the Postoffice Department of the United States as an intelH- 
gent, industrious and capable officer. 

He was elected a member of this Commandery Novem- 
ber 2, 1916. His insignia is No. 17478. 

On the night of May 10, our deceased companion at- 
tended religious services at the Sunday Tabernacle with 
his son, Wadsworth, and while there became suddenly so 
ill that he had to be removed to his home where he soon 
became unconscious and died on May nth. He left sur- 
viving him Flora L. Mullen, his wife, and Wadsworth K. 
Mullen, his son, to mourn his death, and to whom this Com- 
mandery extends the sympathy and condolence of the sur- 
viving companions, in their great bereavement. 

Thomas E. Milchrist, 
James E. Stuart, 
E. D. Redington, 



Captain Seventy-fourth Ohio Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Watseka, Illinois, May ii, igi8. 

MATTHEW HENRY PETERS, a Companion of this 
Commandery since 1889, died at Watseka, 111., May 
II, 1918. 

In his appHcation for membership he gave his date of 
birth as June 6, 1843, but ascertained in 1895 that the year 
should have been 1841. He was a native of Bavaria, Ger- 
many, and his parents were George and Magdalena Peters, 
who came to this country while our Companion was an 
infant. They located in New Orleans, and while the subject 
of this memorial was a mere lad, his father and mother 
and two sisters died of yellow fever, leaving two small 



boys, as survivors of the family. They were placed in an 
orphanage and our Companion was given in charge of a 
cruel and dissipated tailor who treated him worse than he 
could have been treated had he been a negro slave. From 
this task master he ran away and became a street waif 
in a city of strangers, sleeping amid the bales of cotton on 
the wharves and in old shacks wherever he could find shel- 
ter. After a year or two of this hard life, a benevolent 
man by the name of Henry Roberts, ran across him and 
took him to his home in Springfield, Ohio, where the mother 
of his benefactor tenderly cared for him and sent him to 
school. In the meantime Mr. Roberts died and Matthew 
shifted for himself, working on a farm and learning also 
the trade of brick making. 

By studying at odd times and late at night he acquired 
sufficient education to enable him to take up the vocation 
of school teaching, which he followed to success until the 
outbreak of the Civil War. 

He enlisted soon after the fall of Fort Sumter, at Spring- 
field, Ohio, in Co. E, i6th Ohio Inf., a three months' or- 
ganization, and was mustered out August lo, 1861. 

On December 23, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Co. 
F, 74th Ohio Inf.; was promoted to ist Lieutenant of the 
same company, January 7, 1862; promoted to Adjutant 
March i, 1864; to Captain, July 13, 1864, and assigned to 
Co. H' of the same regiment. Detailed as Assistant In- 
spector General and served on Gen. George P. Buell's staff 
in 1865. Commissioned Major, July 12, 1865, but never 
mustered in that grade. 

While in the i6th regiment he did duty in West Virginia 
and took part in the battles of Phillippi, Laurel Hill and 
Carrick's Ford. The 74th regiment was commanded by Col. 
Granville Moody, who was called ''the fighting parson," he 
having been appointed Colonel while still a Methodist 


Major Peters' service was in the armies of the Cumber- 
land and the Tennessee, and he was in the battles of Stone 
River, December 31, 1862, where he was severely wounded 
and reported killed. At the battle of Buzzard's Roost, while 
advancing on Atlanta with Sherman's Army, he had his 
right leg crushed and shattered by a shell. On December 
21, 1864, he was wounded in the wrist at the battle of 
Murfreesboro, Tenn. 

For gallant and meritorious services Major Peters re- 
ceived a medal of honor. 

He became a member of the Grand Army of the Republic 
very soon after the organization of the Order and was 
Commander of William Post at Watseka, 111., for forty 
years, in which city he settled in 1866. 

The necessity of shifting for himself at a very early age 
prevented him from obtaining a thorough education, but he 
compensated for this by making the most of his natural ad- 
vantages and was, in the largest sense, a self-made man. 
For a while after leaving the service, he was engaged in the 
hardware business, which was not altogether congenial, and 
he soon left it to engage in the book and stationery business, 
in which he continued until November, 1879. While still in 
this occupation he acquired control of the Iroquois Times, 
and became its editor and proprietor, continuing such for 
over fifteen years. 

During the war Companion Peters was a Republican and 
a strong supporter of President Lincoln's Administration and 
for some years thereafter continued in the same political 
faith, but with very many others left his party at the time 
of the Greeley Campaign, and during the rest of his life 
affiliated with the Democrats in National and State affairs. 

After settling in Watseka he never changed his resi- 
dence, but became one of the most influential and valued 
citizens of that city. He was elected Mayor for three terms, 
serving in that capacity for six years. 


While not a professional reformer, he had very decided 
views on many questions which, at the time he espoused 
them, were not popular. He had an intense hatred of the 
saloon business and was fearless in his opposition to its in- 
fluence at a time when it was not popular to be on that side. 

As early as 1879-80, while a representative in the Illinois 
Legislature, he was a strong advocate of Woman's Suffrage 
and other progressive ideas of modern civic rights and leg- 

He always took a great interest in all matters pertaining 
to the Civil War and was very active in Grand Army circles, 
serving one term as the Governor of the Soldiers' Home at 
Danville, 111. 

To his credit also belongs the distinction of organizing 
the first militia company in Iroquois county in 1874, when 
he was elected captain. This company afterwards became 
Co. A, 9th Battalion, Illinois National Guards, which Major 
Peters was elected to command. 

His domestic life was a long and very happy one, he hav- 
ing been married to Miss Clara Lyon, of Sycamore, 111., 
June 19, 1867, and she, with one son, Arthur V., survives 

A man of unquestioned integrity, of unlimited generosity 
to those needing assistance, of engaging personality, he 
easily ranked as one of the first citizens of the city where he 
resided for over half a century and he left an abiding "good 
name which is rather to be chosen than great riches." 

Edward D. Redington, 
Chas. E. Baker, 
LuciEN B. Crooker, 



Captain and Brevet Colonel, United States Volunteers. 
Chicago, Illinois, May 19, 1918. 

Died at 



April 8, 1837, in Hamburg, Germany, and died in Chi 

cago, Illinois, May 19, 1918. He was of Scotch and German 
birth and received his early education in Germany. He 
came to the United States while a young man of 17 years, 
settling in Henry County, Illinois, in May, 1854. He left 
the farm following the financial panic in 1857 and took up 
the study of law in the office of Judge Wilkinson, in Rock 
Island, subsequently accepting a position with the firm of 
Shumway, Waite and Towne, in Chicago. 

At the outbreak of the Civil war, in 1861, he was a part- 



ner of Daniel Shepard, of Chicago. Following the example 
of so many men from Germany, he went to his former home 
in Cambridge, Illinois, at the outbreak of the Civil war 
and raised a company of men, which became attached to 
the 42nd Illinois Regiment. He enlisted July 22, 1861, and 
was mustered in September 17th of the same year as First 
Lieutenant of Company "B," in the above mentioned Regi- 
ment. He was a very loyal supporter of the little giant, 
Stephen A. Douglas, and was an ardent war democrat, fol- 
lowing the example of his leader. He was commissioned 
Captain, September 18, 1862, and resigned November 5, 
1863, by reason of ill health. He was subsequently bre- 
vetted Major, Lieutenant-Colonel, and Colonel all on the 
same day, March 13, 1865. Although holding a commis- 
sion in the 42nd Illinois, he was very early detailed as In- 
spector, General on the staff of General Sheridan, where he 
was serving at the time of his resignation. Practically all 
of his service was with the army of the Cumberland, with 
which he was engaged at the siege of Corinth; he was also 
in the battle of Farmington and, with his command, cov- 
ered the retreat of the army through the swamps after the 
battle. While serving with Colonel Roberts' command they 
led the advance in pursuit of Beauregarde's Army to Bald- 
win, Mississippi; was engaged in the siege at Nashville in 
1862, where the army had numerous skirmishes with the 
enemy around Nashville. Colonel Stevenson was also pres- 
ent during the Murfreesboro campaign and wrote a very 
complete history of the battle of Stone's River and the 
campaigns connected therewith. He was also in the Tulla- 
homa campaign and in the battle of Chickamauga. Among 
his notable experiences during his various campaigns was 
the rescue of ten pieces of artillery and caissons from the 
Confederates, as well as a narrow escape at Triune, where 
he saved to its owners a farm house when it was threatened 
by 500 soldiers. 


After his retirement from the army and the recovery of 
his health he resumed the practice of law and in 1864 was 
elected to the Illinois Legislature. He was the father of 
a bill granting $25,000 to Mrs. Stephen A. Douglas for the 
purchase of the land on which the Douglas monument now 
stands. He was also successful in his opposition to the 
granting of a 99 year franchise to the Chicago Street Rail- 
way Company. For 2;^ years, from 1885 to 1908 he served 
as Master in Chancery, having been appointed to this office 
by Judge Joseph E. Gary. He was highly regarded in this 
office. Lawyers who came in contact with him bear testi- 
mony to his rare courtesy and to his remarkable memory 
of the cases that came before him. 

October 20, 1870, Colonel Stevenson was married to 
Mary C. Ambrose, who died in a few years and of this 
marriage two children, Alexander Francis Stevenson, a 
member of this Commandery, and Mary Louise Stevenson, 
survive. In 1879 he married Jeannie C. Brayton, who sur- 
vives him. 

His associates at the Bar and his companions of this 
Commandery will all remember him as a brave and faith- 
ful soldier, an accurate and painstaking lawyer, and a most 
courteous gentleman. From the many testimonials received 
by Mrs. Stevenson we are permitted to quote as follows : 

From Judge E. H. Gary : 

"I am glad that it was my fortune to be intimately ac- 
quainted with him during his life and, therefore, to be 
able to appreciate, with multitudes of others, his very 
high qualities of heart and mind which he possessed. He 
was able, scholarly, a good friend and a loyal citizen. His 
family may be proud of his record. All who knew him 
well respected and loved him." 

Judge Jesse A. Baldwin writes : 

"During my long residence in Chicago I have known 
many lawyers and Masters in Chancery, but none for whom 


I have had more sincere admiration and higher personal 
regard than for him. Always courteous, high minded, sin- 
cere and loyal. His fine character and lovable qualities won 
for him a host of friends. Indeed, I have regarded him 
for many years with a sense of personal affection unlike 
that I entertained toward any other man." 

George A. Follansbee, a prominent lawyer of Chicago, 
paid this tribute to his friend : 

''Our acquaintance which began in the spring of 1866, 
in due time ripened — at least on my part — into high regard 
and enduring friendship which continued without interrup- 
tion to the end. It gives me great pleasure now to recall 
the various parts he played in life in which I came most 
in touch with him and to be able to say, without any qualifi- 
cation whatever, that he was a good citizen, a good public 
official, a good lawyer, a good Master in Chancery, and, best 
of all, a good friend." 

Edward D. Redington, 
Henry K. Wolcott, 
Zenas p. Hanson, 


The Coinmcmdery never had a 
Photograph of this Companion. 


Born at Chicago, Illinois, May 23, 1865. Died at 7625 Sheridan 
Road, Chicago, Illinois, May 21, igi8. 

SON of First Lieutenant Frederick J. Abbey, Company 
"I," 37th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Elected an 
Hereditary Companion of the First Class through the Com- 
mandery of the State of Illinois, February 8, 191 5. In- 
signia 17195. 

He had no military or naval service. He graduated at 
the Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois, in 1889, 
with the degree of B. A., and was admitted to the bar in 
1891. In 1896, he was made a Master in Chancery of the 
Superior Court and served as such to 1912. 

He was a member of the University, Hamilton, Edge- 
water Country, Edgewater Golf, Birchwood County, and 
Law Clubs and of the American, Illinois and Chicago Bar 

He is survived by a wife, one son and one daughter. 



Captain Thirty-ninth Illinois Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Waukegan, Illinois, August 21, 1918. 

THIS Commandery has lost another worthy member 
in the death of Captain Reuben Smith Botsford, and 
while we, his companions, deplore the vacancy in our ranks, 
we especially desire to express our deep sympathy to his 
bereaved children and grandchildren in their great loss and 
deep affliction. 

Captain Botsford, a veteran officer of the Civil War, 
actively identified with the pioneer activities of three great 
states, was born in Albany, N. Y., July 31, 1833, son of 
Reuben and NelHe E. (Smith) Botsford, and descended 
from New York and Connecticut Colonial and Revolution- 



ary ancestry, with a long line of forebears stretching far 
back into English history. In infancy, he was taken by his 
parents to a farm in Potter's Hollow, New York, and a short 
time later to the village of Saugerties, in Ulster county, that 
state, his boyhood education being received for the most 
part in private schools. At the age of ten years, he made 
his first venture away from home by securing employment 
as a tow-boy on the Delaware and Hudson Canal. When 
he reached his teens, the wanderlust again entered his blood, 
and in the spring of 1848, with a companion, he boarded a 
sloop for New York, with the intention of making his way 
to London, England. But no opportunity presenting itself, 
he shipped aboard the sailing ship "Arkansas" for New 
Orleans, with a possibility of reaching Vera Cruz, Mexico. 
The ship grounded on a coral reef, after encountering a 
serious storm, but after many adventures reached New 
Orleans. There for the first time, the boy came in contact 
with slavery, and the cruelty and inhumanity which he then 
witnessed influenced his early participation in the Civil 
War some years later. Returning to New York aboard 
the ''St. Mary," the youth reached his home, and went to 
work as a carpenter, receiving three shillings (37/^ cents) a 
day, boarding and clothing himself. After perfecting him- 
self in his trade, he went to New York City, but later, again 
returned to his home and became a contractor. 

In 1854, the wider opportunities of the west called the 
family to IlHnois, where an uncle, Jacob M. Botsford, had 
previously settled. Early in the year the father came, and 
on August 6, 1854, the rest of the family landed at Dick- 
inson's Pier, Waukegan. A farm was secured in Fremont 
Township, near Fort Hill, and Reuben S. constructed the 
family home, a structure of wooden blocks. He also manu- 
factured the primitive furniture. For the next few years 
he lived with his parents, still working at his trade, and 


erecting nearly all the pioneer buildings in the vicinity of 

A Whig in politics, he embraced the principles of the 
Republican party at its birth and cast his first vote for its 
first presidential candidate, John C. Fremont. 

He was married on January 9, 1859, to Elizabeth E. 
Marble, daughter of Levi and Betsy (Granger) Marble, 
pioneers of Lake county, Illinois, who descended from dis- 
tinguished ancestry. This estimable lady was born in Bed- 
ford, Ohio, September 22, 1833, and died at Waukegan, 
May, 1 910. Seven children were born to this couple — three 
surviving — Otis M., president Botsford Lumber Company, 
of Winona, Minn. ; Nellie E. Persons, and Anna D. Bots- 
ford, of Waukegan, 111. Seven grandchildren survive, to- 
wit: Mortimer and Reuben Botsford, of Waukegan; 
Marian, Blanche and Anna Persons, of Waukegan ; Martha 
and Elizabeth Botsford, of Winona, Minn. 

In 1863 he engaged in the grocery business at Wauke- 
gan. Then came the war career which won him much 
renown. In December, 1863, he enlisted as a private with 
two friends, Frank Hickox and Albert O. Ingalls. By 
agreement, all joined the 17th 111. Vol. Cavalry, but Private 
Botsford was allowed to withdraw to accept a commission 
as second lieutenant in Co. F, 39th 111. Vol. Inf., February 
I, 1863, for which company he enlisted fifty-two men from 
Lake county. On July i, 1864, he was promoted to first lieu- 
tenant, and on January 31, 1865, while the Union troops 
were in pursuit of Lee's army, he was promoted to captain 
on the field for meritorious service and distinguished gal- 
lantry. He was discharged by general orders mustering out 
the armies, in December, 1865, at Norfolk, Va. He was 
twice disabled; June 17, 1864, he was wounded by a frag- 
ment of shell in front of Richmond, and again on August 16, 
1864. After the Deep Run bayonet charge he was stricken 
with typhoid fever, from the effects of which he never fully 


recovered throughout his long life. In all he was engaged 
in twenty-five battles, among which may be named : Howlett 
House, May lo, 1864; Drewry's Bluff, May 14, 15 and 16, 
1864; Wier Bottom, Cold Harbor, Deep Bottom (two bat- 
tles), Deep Run (bayonet charge), Richmond, Petersburg, 
Fort Gregg, High Bridge and Appomattox. His regiment 
was one of the first to attack Gordon's Confederate troops 
on Sunday morning, April 9, 1865. After Lee's surrender 
he was detailed as Provost Marshal of Norfolk, Va., until 
the city was turned over to the civil authorities. 

Returning from the war he was elected sheriff of Lake 
county in 1866, and at the expiration of his term became 
agent at Waukegan for the United States Express Com- 
pany. In 1878 he went to Wadsworth, 111., and built a 
store and warehouse. His next venture was in the Da- 
kotas. With his son, Charles M., in October, 1880, he 
located a section of land in what is now Beadle county, near 
Huron, South Dakota. Then he returned for the family. 
The household goods were shipped aboard a car, January 
19, 1881, in charge of his son, Otis M., but the traffic was 
tied up at Waseca by a storm, and it was not until May 10, 
that the car went on its way from that village. Added to 
this, the family baggage was destroyed by a baggage-room 
fire. The spring brought even more disaster. Foreseeing 
the Dakota rush, he had rented a store in Huron. But for 
some reason, the merchandise he ordered by express from 
the wholesalers, did not arrive until after the other local 
dealers were supplied. Floods damaged their goods in the 
basement, the earth walls of the foundation more than once 
caving in and threatening the existence of the building. Ty- 
phoid fever was raging and their little daughter, Elizabeth, 
died. Then came the Sioux Indian scare, with its menace 
of tragedy and disaster. But with undaunted courage, he 
sold out his store, and took up his previous work as a con- 
tractor and builder. In Huron, as in Waukegan, many of 


the earliest houses are of his construction. The proceeds 
from this work he used in improving and developing his 
farm. But in 1887, 1888 and 1889 the crops were poor, 
and he determined to again seek new fields. Seattle, Wash., 
had been visited by a ruinous fire, and there seemed many 
opportunities there. Upon his arrival, however, he found 
the place overrun with mechanics, so he went to Tacoma, 
Wash. There he erected a number of buildings, many of 
them still standing. But the coming of the rainy season 
put a stop to contracting work, and he decided to return to 
Huron, which it was then supposed would be the capital of 
the proposed new state. On his way, he went to Olympia, 
where his friend. Gov. E. P. Perry, promised him a position 
as warden of the state penitentiary at Walla-Walla. Huron 
was not made the capital, and he returned to Waukegan 
to await his appointment. But his friend the governor 
having died, and being in ill health himself, he decided to 
move his family back to Waukegan and again take up his 
home, and there he has since remained. He was soon elected 
justice of the peace and continued in that capacity until 
1917, when he retired from active duties. 

Captain Botsford was a member of Lodge No. 78, An- 
cient Free and Accepted Masons and .Royal Arch Chapter 
of Waukegan, III, also a thirty-second degree Mason, a 
member of Waukegan Post Grand Army of the Republic, 
and of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the 
United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois. 

Hugh D. Bowker, 
Elam Lewis Clarke^ 
John Hull Blodgett^ 


The Commandery never had a 
Photograph of this Companion. 


Born at Chicago, Illinois, March 31, 1873. Died at Michigan City, 
Indiana, August 2g, 19 18. 

ELDEST son of Edward R. Price, Sergeant Troop ''L" 
9th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, and grandson of 
Samuel Harrison Price, First Lieutenant and Regimental 
Quartermaster 9th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry. 

Elected a Companion of the Second Class through the 
Commandery of the State of Illinois January 9, 1896; later 
a Succession Companion. Insignia No. 11304. 

Our Companion had no military or naval record. 

In business he was a real estate broker. 

Surviving him are his wife, Laura Shurtliff Price, a 
brother, Robert C. Price, son of the late Edward R. and 
Elizabeth M. Price. 



first Lieutenant Tivelfth Illinois Cavalry, United States Volun- 
teers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, September 4, igi8. 

BORN at Dantzig, Germany, January 25, 1843. 
Elected an Original Companion of the Order, 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, Novem- 
ber 4, 1909. Insignia No. 16042. 

Died at Chicago, Illinois, September 4, 1918. 
Register of Service : Entered the service as a Private 
in Company B, 12th Illinois Cavalry, U. S. Volunteers, Feb- 
ruary 28, 1862. Honorably discharged November 15, 1862. 
Re-enlisted as Private, Company K, 12th Illinois Cavalry, 
October 3, 1863. Promoted First Sergeant December 3, 
1863. Reduced to First Duty Sergeant August 30, 1864. 
Detailed as Quartermaster Sergeant March i, 1865. Pro- 
moted to First Sergeant July i, 1865. Promoted to First 



Lieutenant Company B, same regiment, March 22, 1866. 
Honorably discharged May 29, 1866. 

History of Service : Served with his regiment in Vir- 
ginia with the Army of the Potomac to September 14, 1862, 
at and near Harper's Ferry, on scouting duty and numerous 
actions. After re-enHstment he served in Arkansas, Ten- 
nessee, Department of the Gulf, Red River Expedition, and 
lastly in Texas. 

Civil Record : For twenty-six years he was a valued 
employee of the Chicago Post Office, and was killed at the 
post of duty by the explosion of a supposed I. W. W. bomb 
September 4, 19 18. He entered the Post Office Service 
March i, 1892, as a regular clerk, and was assigned to the 
mailing division until June 6, 1892, when transferred to 
the city division directory section, where he served until 
May 16, 1907, when transferred to the general delivery 
section, where he rendered faithful service until his death. 

Lieut, von Kolkow was a man of sterling quahfications, 
and earned the admiration and respect of all those with 
whom he was employed. He was loyal, and conscientiously 
performed the tasks that were imposed upon him. His 
early military training especially fitted him for postal work. 
He executed orders with promptness and endeavored to 
impress upon others the importance of doing the same. 
His judgment was often sought in postal matters. When 
South Chicago Station became part of the postal limits 
of Chicago, Lieut, von Kolkow was detailed to organize the 
service at that point. His work was so commendable that 
he was given many other details of a similar character. 

To the surviving relatives the Illinois Commandery of 
the Military Order of the Loyal Legion extend its sincere 

James E. Stuart, 
Charles Bent, 
Hugh D. Bowker, 



Hereditary Companion of the First Class. Died at Tampa, Florida, 
September 4, IQ18. 

COMPANION REYNOLDS, whose Insignia was 11 524 
of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the 
United States, was born in Bucyrus, Ohio, March 9, 1856, 
and died at Tampa, Florida, September 4, 1918. He was 
the son of Gerard Reynolds, Captain nth Penn. Cavalry, 
who was killed in action in West Virginia and his body was 
never found. 

His mother was Lydia P. Priest, who was the grand- 
daughter of Eber Baker, founder of the City of Marion, 
Ohio. During the latter part of his life he resided in 
Florida; was postmaster at Tampa for eight years, serving 



under Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt; was in the 
wholesale grocery business, and later connected with the 
Franz Safe & Lock Co., at Tampa, Florida; was one of 
the leading Republicans in that district. He was married 
February 23, 1883, to Birda E. Davis, who with one daugh- 
ter and two sons survive him, at Tampa, Florida. He had 
the esteem and good will of those who knew him, all of 
whom regret his loss. 

d. n. holway, 
Chas. E. Baker, 
Howard Baker, 



Hereditary Companion of the First Class. Died at Chicago, Illi- 
nois, September 28, 1918. 

cago, June 6, 1859, and died at his home, 546 "Deming 
Place on September 28, 191 8. 

In April, 1895, he married Clara Rehm, who with two 
children survive him. He was elected a member of the 
Illinois Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal 
Legion, November 4, 191 5. Insignia No. 17307. Eligi- 
bility being derived from his father, Lieut. Colonel Surgeon 
Ernst Schmidt, who was one of the leading practitioners of 
Chicago in the years preceding and subsequent to the Civil 



Frederick M. Schmidt was a druggist of high character 
and standing during all his mature years, being a grad- 
uate of the department of pharmacy of the University of 
Illinois and once president of the State Board of Pharmacy. 
He was the eldest of four brothers all members of this 
commandery. We, his companions of the order, extend to 
the family our heartfelt sympathy. 

Joseph Johnson Siddall, 
John A. Wesener, 
Bernis W. Sherman, 




First Lieutenant and R. Q. M., Twentieth Massachusetts Infantry, 
United States Volunteers. Died at Joliet, Illinois, October 2, igi8. 

"D ORN at Weitzow, Germany, December 11, 1841. 
^-^ Elected an Original Companion of the Order through 
the Commandery of the State of Illinois, December 12, 
1895. Insignia No. 11282. Died at JoHet, 111., October 2, 

Register of service : Entered the service as a private in 
Co. B, 20th Mass. Volunteer Infantry, July 26, 1861. Ad- 
vanced to the grade of Corporal in January, 1863 ; to Ser- 
geant, April I, 1863; to 1st Sergeant in September, 1863. 
He re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer, December 20, 1863, 
and was mustered as a ist Lieutenant in same company, 



June I, 1864. Was appointed regimental quartermaster, 
June 2, 1865, and was mustered out with the field and staff, 
July 16, 1865. 

History of service : His regiment was assigned to Sedg- 
wick's Division, 2nd A. C. Army of the Potomac. He par- 
ticipated in nearly all the battles of that army, commencing 
with Ball's Bluff and ending with the surrender of the 
Army of Northern Virginia, April 9, 1865. He was 
wounded at the Wilderness, but rejoined his command at 
Petersburg, Va. Was captured at Ream's Station, Va., 
August 25, 1864, and confined in Libby, Danville, and Sauls- 
bury Prisons, and was exchanged in March, 1865. Re- 
joined his regiment and with it served to the end of the 

Civil Record : But little is known of his early history, 
but at the conclusion of the Civil War he located in Ten- 
nessee in railroad building for several years, then removed 
to Macomb, 111., in 1874 to 1879, then moved to Joliet, 111., 
where he was engaged at^the States Prison until 1893, when 
appointed Superintendent of the County Poor Farm. He 
resigned this position in November, 19 10, on the death of 
his wife. 

He was a member of Bartleson Post, G. A. R., the Elks 
and the Mihtary Order of the Loyal Legion. 

Surviving him are two sons, Carl H. and Louis N., two 
daughters, Mrs. L. J. Frederick and Mrs. C. F. Hafner, 
and to these the Commandery of the State of Illinois ex- 
tends its sincere sympathy. 

Hugh D. Bowker, 
Thomas E. Milchrist, 
Edward R. Redington, 



Companion of the Second Class. First Lieutenant Ninth Aero 

Squadron, Seventy-seventh Division, United States Army. 

Killed in Action in France, October lo, igi8. 

^' TRILLED in Action in France, October lo, 1918." Such 
-tV was the fateful message that came to the family of 
Zan L. Tidball, Jr., in North Tonawanda, New York, on 
the 5th of November, last. No particulars were given, but 
it is known that he was an aerial observer and a member 
of the 9th Aero Squadron of the 77th Division, National 
Army. Our Companion was born in Chicago, September 
19, 1890, and was the son of Cassius C. Tidball and was a 
member of this Commandery by inheritance from its grand- 



father, Zan L. Tidball, First Lieutenant and R. Q. M. 59th 
N. Y. Inf., U. S. v., also a Companion of this Commandery. 

Very soon after the United States declared war on Ger- 
many, in April, 191 7, Companion Tidball was sent to the 
Second Officers' Training Camp at Fort Niagara, New 
York. He was one of the youngest men at that camp but 
after three months of severe training he was commissioned 
as First Lieutenant of Infantry and ordered to report at 
Camp Upton, Long Island. He was assigned to duty soon 
after in the Field Signal Corps, with which he served until 
March 26, 1918, when he sailed for France, arriving there 
on April 10. Because of his training in the signal corps 
it was discovered that he had peculiar qualifications for the 
Aerial Branch of the Service and soon after his arrival he 
was ordered to report for Staff Duty at headquarters of 
the division in which he seved until his death. He was 
assigned to the Ninth Aerial Squadron and at once began 
the special training necessary for that branch of the serv- 
ice. This training was unusually rigid and critical and he 
attained the distinction of graduating at the head of his 
class, thoroughly qualified as a First-class Observer, which 
was the most responsible and exacting of positions in the 
aerial service. It was while thus employed that he was 
killed on the tenth of October, somewhere in the vicinity 
of Verdun, in the great and prolonged engagement which 
ultimately ended the war. 

On May 6, 191 5, he was married to Ida B. Collins, who 
survives him with two children, a son and a daughter. 

His service was short, but most honorable and was of 
such a nature as might be expected from his heritage. He 
came from a family of soldiers. Two of his great-great- 
grandfathers were officers in the Continental Army and 
fought under Washington at Princeton and Germantown. 
His great-grandfather was a soldier of 1812. Three great- 
uncles were soldiers in the Mexican War and three great- 


uncles and his grandfather were officers in the Union Army 
in the War of the Rebellion. 

His family in mourning his death will have the satisfac- 
tion that in making the Supreme Sacrifice he gave his life 
in the interest of humanity and to help to make civilization 
of Europe and the world better. 

The sympathy of the Commandery is extended to the 
widow in her great loss. 

Edward D. Redington, 
John J. Abercrombie, 
Zan L. Tide all. 



Captain Eighty-second Illinois Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at New York, N. Y., November 17, 1918. 

OUR Companion, Joseph Benedict Greenhut, was born 
in Teinitz, Austria, February 28, 1843, and died in 
New York City, November 17, 1918. 

His father died when he was about four years of age 
and his mother afterwards married Mr. Wolff Schaefer and 
moved to Chicago when her son was nine years of age. 
He left school at an early age and learned the trade of a 
tin and copper smith, working for some time in St. Louis, 
and, while quite young, moved to Mobile, Alabama, arriv- 
ing there with 25 cents in his pocket. The boy very readily 
learned his trade and when he left the South to enlist in 



the Union Army, he had laid the foundation of an expe- 
rience which stood him in good stead in later years as a 
business man. It was said that he was the second man in 
Chicago to offer his services when President Lincoln issued 
his first call for volunteers after the fall of Fort Sumter. 
He enlisted in Co. A, 12th Illinois Infantry, as a private 
for the three months' service, at the end of which time he 
was mustered out as Sergeant and re-enlisted for three 
years, being made Sergeant of Co. H, same regiment. He 
was badly wounded in the battle of Fort Donelson, was tem- 
porarily incapacitated for service and was discharged April 
22, 1862. After recovery from his wounds he re-entered the 
service and was mustered in as Captain of Co. K, 82nd Illi- 
nois Infantry, on September 2(^, 1862. Was detailed as 
Acting Assistant Adjutant General, of the 3rd Brigade, 3rd 
Division, nth Army Corps, August, 1863, and resigned, 
February 24, 1864. While in the 12th his service was al- 
most altogether under General Grant in the expedition which 
captured Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. His service in 
the 82nd Illinois, which was made up almost entirely of 
men of German and other foreign descent, was connected 
with the nth Army Corps and which was attached to the 
Army of the Potomac. He participated in the battles of 
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Shortly 
after the Gettysburg fight the division was ordered to Chat- 
tanooga to relieve General Rosecrans. During this cam- 
paign the regiment was engaged in the Battle of Wau- 
hatchie at the foot of Lookout Mountain and afterwards 
participated in the capture of Mission Ridge in November, 
1863, from which place the nth Corps was ordered to take 
part in the campaign of Eastern Tennessee and of Gen. 

Nearly a half century after the war, at the instance of 
Gen. Ed. S. Saloman, who was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 
82nd Illinois during the war, Secretary of War, Henry L. 
Stimson, sent Captain Greenhut a letter of thanks for his 


most valuable services in the war of the Rebellion. From 
this letter your committee quote the following : 

"Dear Sir: The attention of the War Department hav- 
ing been brought lately to the distinguished service ren- 
dered by you to your country on the second day of the 
battle of Gettysburg (July 2, 1863), wherein you were spe- 
cially selected by your commanding officer, Lieut.-Col. Ed- 
ward S. Saloman, to lead a body of fifty picked volunteers 
to dislodge Confederate sharpshooters from the shelter of 
certain houses about icx) yards in front of the Union line 
and from which they were picking off gunners and officers 
on said line, that you did execute the movement with such 
great skill and bravery under heavy fire of the enemy, cul- 
minating in a bayonet charge led by yourself and in such 
a manner that the houses were carried and the enemy driven 

Upon his resignation he returned to Chicago and en- 
gaged in mechanical pursuits, among other things, invent- 
ing and patenting the twine binder now used on the Mc- 
Cormick reaping machines, besides a number of other me- 
chanical devices. 

In 1869 he became Secretary and Treasurer of the Kel- 
ler Distillery in Chicago and in this way started the business 
from which he realized a fortune. 

In 1887, because of his unusual ability and trustworthi- 
ness, at the request of all those engaged in the business in 
the United States, he organized the Distillers and Cattle 
Feeders Company, of which he became president and so 
continued until 1895, when he withdrew from the com- 

During these activities he removed to Peoria, which he 
always considered his home, although he had been a resi- 
dent of New York City for twenty years preceding his 
death. He not only considered Peoria as his home, but also 
kept his connection with this Commandery, although he 


became well known to, and was highly esteemed by the 
Commandery of New York. 

Capt. Greenhut was noted for his public spirit and was 
constantly doing something to benefit the city which he 
had chosen for his home and he caused to be erected in 
Peoria a splendid building which he dedicated to his com- 
rades of the Grand Army and set aside a fund for main- 
taining the same. 

After removing to New York City he became president 
of the Siegel-Cooper Company, a corporation, and it was 
his dream to establish co-operative shopping for the con- 
venience of shoppers. In the district between 14th and 23rd 
streets, in New York City, in 191 3, there were 4,2(X) whole- 
sale stores and 780 retail establishments. Capt. Greenhut 
desired that the district be brilliantly lighted at night and 
was the father of a scheme of street lighting and secured 
an agreement from the stores for artistic window display 
and lighting. An elaborate flower market was to be estab- 
lished, free busses installed for the transportation of guests 
from distant stores and many other conveniences were 

He was a man of large vision but many of his ideas were 
never carried out in their entirety. 

Soon after the Joseph Benedict Greenhut Company, 
which absorbed the Siegel-Cooper stores, became involved 
in financial difficulties which necessitated bankruptcy, and 
Captain Greenhut retired. 

He was married, October 24, 1866, to Miss Clara Wolf- 
ner, of Chicago, Illinois, who survives him with their three 
children, Fannie B., Benedict J. and Nelson W. 

Notwithstanding Capt. Greenhut's many public and busi- 
ness interests, his home life was an ideal one. His wife 
was always deeply interested in all that he had undertaken 
and by her earnest sympathy and co-operation helped him 
to reach the high place he held as a representative citizen 
of the United States. 


Peoria's charities were greatly aided by Captain and 
Mrs. Greenhut with gifts of thousands of dollars and in 
numberless ways they proved the love and pride they had 
for the city of their adoption. 

Inventor, far-sighted and successful business man, brave 
soldier, accomplished officer, he was, to the last, a man 
among men, simple, kindly, gracious, a gentleman, unspoiled 
by success that had made him a prominent figure in the 
world's affairs. 

In closing this memorial your Committee desire to quote 
from the tribute made to him at the funeral service in New 
York by Gen. George B. Loud, of the New York Com- 
mandery of this order : 

"He was a splendid soldier of the Union, winning pro- 
motion after promotion, where dangers grew and death win- 
nowed harvests. The badges he wore, other than that of 
the Grand Army, were Virtue, Character, Home Love, and 
Love for his Fellow-man : and he stood 'four square' to all 
the winds." 

In recognition of and in tribute to his service for his 
country, facing death on numerous battle fields and giving 
his blood in defense of country and flag, I reverently and 
gloriously place Old Glory on his casket. 

"Private, Sergeant, Captain, 

No matter for thy station, 
On thy grave the rain shall fall 

From the eyes of a mighty nation. 
Long as the stars shall gleam upon it, 

Long as the moon doth beam upon it. 
Long as the sun doth shine upon it, 

Shall memory come to dream upon it." 

Edward D. Redington, 
William N. Banks, 
John W. Gift, 



Captain Fifteenth lozva Infantry, United States Volunteers. Died 
at Seattle, Washington, December 5, 1918. 

^^ was born at Sormestoop, Province of Skanen, Sweden, 
on the 2d day of March, 1837, and died at Seattle, Wash- 
ington, December 5, 19 18. He came of an old and dis- 
tinguished Swedish family and was always proud of his 
ancestry. When his parents brought him to America in 
1852 he had received a thorough schooling, and spoke sev- 
eral languages. They settled at Knoxville, Illinois. In 
1856, companion Lanstrum went to Red Wing, Minnesota, 
and engaged in the real estate business. 

In 1 86 1 he moved to Des Moines, Iowa, and although 


he had lived in the United States but a few years, he was 
convinced of, and appreciated its great advantages and 
felt that the Union and the flag of his newly adopted coun- 
try was well worthy of his patriotism and support, and in 
October, 1861, he enlisted in Company B, 15th Iowa Volun- 
teer Infantry. Was commissioned 2d Lieutenant Company 
B, November 9, 1861. Promoted to ist Lieutenant, May 
24, 1862, and to Captain, February 28, 1863. Was assigned 
to duty as Picket officer 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th 
army corps, April 18, 1863, and as aide-de-camp on the 
staflF of Gen'l M, M. Crocker, September 17, 1863, and on 
October 14, 1863, was appointed by the War Department, 
acting assistant commissary of musters. District of Natchez, 
Mississippi, with headquarters at Natchez, where he re- 
mained until he was mustered out of the service. May 16, 
1865, by reason of expiration of term of service and ending 
of the war. 

Companion Lanstrum participated with his regiment in 
the following battles: Shiloh, April 6 and 7, 1862; Siege of 
Corinth; Battle of luka; Battle of Corinth; Siege of Vicks- 
burg; Siege of Jackson; and all the campaigns of his regi- 
ment up to the time he was appointed Mustering Officer, 
District of Natchez. At the Siege of Vicksburg he received 
a severe sunstroke, June 25, 1863. 

Companion Lanstrum's father enlisted in the Union 
army in 186 1 and was killed at the battle of Shiloh. 

At the close of the war, companion Lanstrum located at 
Galesburg, Illinois, and engaged in the grocery business, in 
which he continued until recent years. Many years ago, 
he, with others, organized at Galesburg The Covenant Mu- 
tual Benefit Association, holding the office of director and 
treasurer, devoting much of his personal attention to the 

He was, for many years, a director in the Galesburg Na- 
tional Bank, and served several years on the Board of 


Education of Galesburg. He always took an active part in 
political and civic affairs, and in political affiliation and 
sentiment was always a staunch Republican. 

Companion Lanstrum was married at Des Moines, Iowa, 
December 9, 1861, to Miss Susan Elizabeth Crocker, sister 
of General M. M. Crocker of Iowa. Mrs. Lanstrum, five 
sons and one daughter survive. In 1914, Captain and Mrs. 
Lanstrum went to Seattle, Washington, where their daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Howard Waterman, resides. He died at Seattle 
on December 5, 1918. His remains were laid to rest in the 
Oak View Mausoleum, Tacoma, Washington. 

The children are: Evalyn (Mrs. Howard Waterman), 
Seattle, Washington; Carl C, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Fred- 
erick, IndianapoHs, Ind.; Dr. O. M. and Geo. W., Helena, 
Montana ; Claude E., Great Falls, Montana. 

Companion Lanstrum was elected a member of the Illi- 
nois Commandery of Military Order of the Loyal Legion 
of the United States, October 10, 1889. He was an enthu- 
siastic member of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, 
of Crocker's Iowa Brigade and of James Shields Post, No. 
45, G. A. R., of Galesburg, 111. 

His pleasant, jovial disposition with a smile for all, es- 
pecially for little children, made him very popular, and he 
was beloved by all. His memory will be warmly cherished 
by his surviving companions, who extend to his sorrowing 
family their deep sympathies. 

William Larrabee Cadle, 
James G. Everest^ 
George Mason, 
Charles F. Hills, 



Succession Cdnipanion of the First Class. Died at Evansloii, Illi- 
nois, December i8, igi8. 

GEORGE THOMAS KELLY, Succession Companion 
of the First Class in the Loyal Legion, was born at 
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, June 3, 1873, and died at Evanston, 
Illinois, December 18, 1918. The eldest son of Captain 
John Kelly of the i6th Wisconsin Infantry, U. S. V., he 
grew up and developed in the atmosphere of those years 
shortly after the close of the Civil War in intimate contact 
with the spirit of the War as reflected by his father. 

From the local schools he went to the University of 
Wisconsin, entering with the class of 1894. At the end of 
his junior year he abandoned the classical course and began 



to study law, being graduated from the law department of 
the University of Wisconsin in 1895. His professional 
career was begun almost immediately in Chicago, Illinois. 
From the beginning his experience was with lawyers of 
standing. After a year or two in the office of Remy & 
Mann, he became the junior partner of the firm of Wells & 
Kelly. Later he became a member of the firm of Kales, 
Kelly & Hale and at his death in Evanston, Illinois, on 
December 18, 1918, he was the senior member of the firm 
of Kelly, Hale, Dammann & Coolidge. 

Among other honors which came to him as the direct 
outgrowth of his profession was his appointment as Master 
in Chancery of the Superior Court of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, by Judge George A. Dupuy, which position he held 
from 1905 to 1912. 

He was elected to the Loyal Legion, June 2, 1905, with 
Insignia No. 14573. 

On December 3, 1906, he was married to Margaret Burn- 
ham of Evanston, Illinois, daughter of Daniel Burnham, 
and she, together with five children, survive him. 

Religiously, professionally, socially and politically he was 
active, honest and able. The ideals of the meaning of life 
up to which he lived were high. He shirked nothing which 
was his duty, which, with his unusual geniality, made him 
appreciated as a good citizen and made and kept for him 
many friends. He was unafraid to disagree but charitable 
and considerate of the opinions of others. 

For many years he was active in the Wisconsin Society 
of Chicago and in the Alumni Association of the University 
of Wisconsin, both of which owe much to his interest in 
them. In the University Club of Chicago he was active 
and influential ; at Glenview and Old Elm Golf Clubs he 
was widely known and as widely liked. He was a prom- 
inent member of the Knights of Columbus, a Director of 


the United Charities of Chicago and for many years a mem- 
ber of the Evanston Library Board. 

Second only to his devotion to his family and to his duty 
as a citizen came his pride in his profession and in all of 
these walks he reflected distinction. 

At the time of his death he was a member of the Amer- 
ican, Chicago and Illinois Bar Associations. 

Albert F. Dean, 
Henry A. Pearsons, 
Holmes Hoge, 



Lieutenant-Colonel Fifty-eighth Pennsylvania Infantry, United States 
Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, January 7, 1919. 

THE records of the Civil War show no nobler or 
manlier figure and no more brilliant military record 
than that of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Andrew Winn, 
58th Pennsylvania Infantry, the subject of this sketch. 

He was a direct descendant of Captain John Winn, who 
came to Virginia twenty years before the Mayflower landed, 
with General Newport and Captain John Smith, and took 
command when Capt. Smith was absent at Powhattan Vil- 
lage. Colonel Winn's grandfather built a grist mill at the 
head of Warwick River, just back of Yorktown, Va. This 
mill is still standing. Colonel Winn's father, Charles Knox 



Winn, was born in Vermont, in 1812. The colonel's uncle, 
General Winn, was prominent in establishing California as 
a Republic. Another uncle, Francis Augustus Winn, was 
famous as captain of the clipper ship Heraclide, of the 
India trade, which was lost at sea in 1837. The colonel's 
was a family of heroes. 

Charles Andrew Winn was born Dec. 23, 1834, at Grif- 
fin's Mills, Erie county, New York. He was married Feb. 
26, i860, to Miss Lamyra Leonard Rynder, at Lock Haven, 
Pa. They had six children : William E., Helen, Lamyra, 
Winnefred, Charles and Blanche. 

The colonel learned the profession of mechanical engi- 
neer and wheelwright at Buffalo. In November, i860, he 
began building a mill on Pamlico Sound, N. C, and was 
there when the war began in 186 1. With his crew of four 
men he tried twice to get away to the North, but was cap- 
tured and brought back. They finally escaped in a little 
sail boat with no compass but the stars to guide them. After 
six days at sea they were picked up and taken to Hampton 
Roads in a starving condition. Two of them died soon 
after from the exposure. 

General B. F. Butler sent the survivors to Philadelphia, 
and from there the colonel got to his home at Lock Haven, 
Pa., July 4, 1861. 

Here the patriot raised a company of volunteers, which 
became Co. G, 58th Pennsylvania Infantry. Of the ex- 
pense of raising this company, $1,800, and which he repaid 
from his pay as, captain, he was only repaid half of it. He 
was enrolled, Sept. 23, 1861, as Captain Co. G, 58th Penn- 
sylvania Infantry, and mustered, January 11, 1862. He 
was promoted to Major, May 21, 1864, and Lieutenant- 
Colonel, Nov. 13, 1864. 

The regiment moved, March 9, 1862, and were in the 
land force at the battle between the Monitor and the Mer- 
rimac, May 10, participated in the Suffolk campaign against 


General Longstreet ; participated in the capture of Norfolk, 
Va., in the battles of Blackwater, Va., and Sandy Ridge, at 
Gunn Swamp and Batchelder's Creek, N. C. At Batch- 
elder's Creek, Col. Jones was killed. During 1863 the reg- 
iment was in Gen. Butler's command in North Carolina 
and Virginia. From this time during the remainder of his 
service, Major Winn commanded the regiment. 

In 1864 the regiment was actively engaged in all the 
movements of General Grant's army. It was at Cold Har- 
bor, June 1st and 2nd, 1864, at Fort Darling, June 16, at 
the siege of Petersburg, and at the capture of Fort Harri- 
son, Sept. 29. 

Colonel Winn was in command of the 3rd Brigade, ist 
Division, 15th Corps, at Fort Harrison-Fort Chapin battle, 
in which his regiment lost 128 killed and wounded — two 
officers killed and wounded. In this fight Col. Winn re- 
ceived a shell wound in the right leg, which gave him trou- 
ble many years, but his most bothersome wound was caused 
by a rebel soldier leaping upon his back on a charge in a 
trench in that battle. From this wound he never fully re- 
covered. Col. Winn was honorably discharged, Novem- 
ber 13, 1864. 

After leaving the service Col. Winn was employed by 
the Provost Marshal's Department in several expeditions 
inside and outside of the Confederate lines, and until the 
close of the war. 

Colonel Winn filed his application for membership in 
this Commandery, Feb. 18, 1909, and was elected, April i, 
1909, his Insignia being No. 15,919, and his Commandery, 
No. 1201. 

The colonel stood high in the Grand Army of the Re- 
public. He was Commander of Washington Post No. 573, 
Department of Illinois. For many years, in conjunction 
with his good wife, he was prominent in all its activities. 
Mrs. Winn passed away, Feb. 18, 191 1. 


For many years Col. Winn followed his profession of 
mechanical engineer and millwright, and for nearly fif- 
teen years was in the service of the City of Chicago, in the 
Water Department, until 191 7, when he retired from ac- 
tive service. 

He died at his home, 1306 Winnemac avenue, Jan. 7, 
1919, at the ripe age of eighty-four years. His funeral 
service was conducted by Bishop Fallows, of this Com- 
mandery, and was attended by a large concourse of Com- 
panions of the Loyal Legion and Comrades of the Grand 

Robert Mann Woods, 
W. G. Bentley, 
Walter R. Robbins, 


21ie Coniinandery never had a 
Photograph of this Companion. 


Hereditary Companion of the first Class. Died at Chicago, Illi- 
nois, January 22, 19 1(). 

Companion of the First Class, Insignia No. 17304, 
died suddenly, January 22, 1919, at his home in Chicago. 
His education began at the Michigan Military Academy, 
where he spent two years, to which he frequently referred 
as the most pleasant of his life. After spending the year 
1889, at Beloit College, he went to Yale University, from 
which he graduated in 1894. At Yale, in addition to rank- 
ing high in class work, Mr. Crawford enjoyed athletics and 
the society of his brothers in Zeta Psi. After graduation 
he became a member of the Chicago Stock Exchange, and 
until 1903 was active in business there when he became 
Treasurer of Schneider & Co., manufacturers of oils, glyc- 
erine and candles, until 1906. His financial ability was re- 
warded by his becoming interested in the manufacturing 
end of the business, until the fire which destroyed their 
plant. Mr. Crawford worked for two years terminating 
the affairs of the company, and then retired to private life. 
These latter years were disturbed by the death of his wife, 
leaving him the care of five children, the oldest of whom 
died of influenza at Military School in the fall of 1918, and 



from which loss Mr. Crawford never recovered his op- 

After the death of his father, and following his ex- 
ample, Mr. Crawford became a Companion of the Illinois 
Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of 
the United States. His father, Lieut.-Col. Charles Craw- 
ford, served his country as a volunteer, without pay or rank, 
where his meritorious service gave him a commission, direct 
from President Lincoln, as Major and Paymaster, in 1864. 
He was later mustered out as Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel, 
November i, 1866. 

Bayard Holmes, Jr. 
John A. Wesener, 
John W. Munday, 



Hereditary Companion of the First Class. Died at Peoria, Illinois, 
February 28, 1919. 

CLARK E. CARR was born at Boston Corners, Erie 
county, New York, May 20, 1836, died at Peoria, 111., 
February 28, 19 19, and was interred at Galesburg, 111., 
March 4, 1919. 

He was the son of Clark M. and Delia (Torrey) Carr. 
His membership in this Order is derived from his brother, 
George Pitt Carr, who was a captain in the 3rd Arkansas 
Cavalry. The family of our companion came west around 
the lakes in 1850, landing in Chicago in March of that year, 
and from this point made their way in the old-fashioned 
prairie schooners to Henry county, locating on a farm near 



Cambridge. In the autumn of 1851 the family moved to 
Galesburg, where the father and his second wife lived and 

Our companion had the advantages of the ordinary com- 
mon school, graduated from the Knox Academy and at- 
tended the college for two years, finishing his education and 
graduating from the law school at Albany, New York. 

He did not himself see service in the Civil War, two of 
his brothers being in the service and he himself holding 
positions in the State and National Government, where his 
services were of great value during and subsequent to the 
civil conflict. He was always called "Colonel Carr," al- 
though he did not obtain this title from military service, but 
from his connection with the state government of Illinois. 
At a very early age Colonel Carr took great interest in the 
political questions of the day and when, in 1856, the Re- 
publican party was formed and John C. Fremont was nomi- 
nated for the presidency our companion was just beginning 
the study of law, and at the time of the series of debates 
between Lincoln and Douglas he had just come from finish- 
ing his. studies in the Albany Law School. These and the 
succeeding years were critical ones, in which the great 
issue of the extension of slavery into the territories was 
dividing the country into two great parties, and the settle- 
ment of this issue and the right of secession finally had to be 
settled on the battlefields of the Civil War. 

Colonel Carr, even at this early age, became prominent 
in the newly-organized Republican party, in which he was 
a significant and outstanding figure to the close of his life. 
The decision to serve the public that came to him from ac- 
quaintances made with prominent men in early life, was a 
determinative element in Colonel Carr's career. He, in his 
own time and measure, gave of his strength and wonderful 
ability in a service during his four score years, that entitled 
him to a high rank among his countrymen. He was a born 


public speaker, enjoyed the stir of public debate, and while 
he was still a minor, became a valued campaigner in the 
Republican ranks. He was a personal friend of President 
Lincoln, and of the War Governor of Illinois, Richard 
Yates, serving under him during his administration. Many 
of his activities were in connection with the transportation 
of the sick and wounded from the battlefields. He was 
always kind, courteous and sympathetic to all. 

Beginning in 1861, with an appointment by President 
Lincoln, Colonel Carr was postmaster of Galesburg for 
twenty-four years, and minister to Denmark under President 
Harrison and rendered there conspicuous service. After 
his return to this country he devoted himself largely to liter- 
ature. He was a great reader and familiarized himself with 
the history of his state and nation and the books that he 
wrote have put in permanent form reminiscences of the 
ante-war time and the subsequent history of his country. 
Perhaps the best known of these works is the story of the 
"Illini." The significant element of his character was his 
absolute and unswerving loyalty to any cause he espoused. 

He rendered unstinted service, not only to the state and 
nation, but was greatly interested in the matters that per- 
tained to the city of his adoption and to him was largely 
indebted the securing of the passage through Galesburg 
of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, in which 
he took a great deal of pride. 

He loved his college and served his Alma Mater as a 
trustee for thirty-eight years, being the senior trustee on the 
board at the time of his death. As a reward the degree 
of **LL.D." was granted him. 

He was also on the commission that established the Na- 
tional Cemetery at Gettysburg. 

Our companion will be the longest remembered for his 
personal qualities. He was a ready and brilliant conver- 
sationalist at the time when conversation had become almost 


a lost art. He was a delightful raconteur and was never 
at a loss for listeners. He gave of his time cheerfully to 
the many demands made upon him and was a welcome 
speaker at the public schools, the clubs and gatherings of 
the Grand Army of the Republic. 

In addition to the activities of Colonel Carr already men- 
tioned, he was delegate to the Republican National Con- 
ventions of 1864 and 1884, member of the Conference of 
U. S. Consuls-general, at Paris in 1889, and served as Pres- 
ident of the Knox County Historical Society and the Illinois 
State Historical Society. For sixty years he was in the 
public service, and his city, his state, and nation profited by 
his wise counsels, and his influence will not soon cease to 
be felt. 

Edward D. Redington, 
Walter R. Robbins, 
Orett L. Hunger, 



Captain One Hundred and Sixth Illinois Infantry, United States 
Volunteers. Died at Springfield, Illinois, March ii, ipip. 

Williamsport, Pa., Oct. 14, 1837, and died at Spring- 
field, 111., March 11, 1919. His family moved to Lincoln, 
111., when he was 19 years of age. It was here that he met 
Miss Harriet Bates, to whom he was married in 1864. 

At the close of his military experience he joined his 
young wife and they became residents of Springfield the 
same year. 

Captain Harts taught school for four years after he had 
passed the age of seventeen. He then entered the Uni- 
versity of Illinois and studied law, graduating in 1861. 



He offered his services to the federal government in 
April, 1861, at the outbreak of hostilities, but as the quota 
for Illinois was filled, he was not accepted. 

He then took up the practice of law, but his military 
spirit overcame his love for the profession. He then re- 
cruited Co. H, io6th Illinois Infantry, of which he was 
chosen captain, his commission bearing date September 17, 
1862. It was a Logan county regiment and Thomas Latham 
was its colonel. 

After a year's service he was invalided home on account 
of ill health, but as soon as he was sufficiently recovered 
he went to St. Louis and recruited and organized Company 
C, 67th U. S. C. Infantry, later consolidated with the 65th. 

A short time previous to the close of the war, he served 
as judge advocate on the staffs of Major General M. K. 
Lawler, General Timothy Sherman and General Herron. 
He also acted as judge advocate for the department of 

Captain Harts was a man of deep principles and a 
staunch friend, a fact which was illustrated during his 
service in the civil war. The story as mentioned in the 
adjutant general's report, is that Captain Harts was ordered 
to guard a residence that contained confederates. These 
confederates happened to be friends of Captain Harts, and 
he refused to guard them in their home, instead of the 

He was arrested, but being a very valuable man, was 
soon again given command of his company with which he 
did the following distinguished service as the records show : 

After his company was removed from provost duty, 
Company G and part of Company C were sent eight miles 
north of Jackson to Carroll station. Jackson was attacked 
by General Forrest, and Companies C and G surrendered 
without resistance, but Captain Harts, in command with 
his old Company H, and with Company I, marched to 


O'Bion river bridge on the M. & O. railroad near Jackson. 
Forrest came on with his men, but Captain Harts was 
ready for them. They had a breastwork thrown up and 
repulsed the foe until they retired with heavy loss. 

Captain Harts was offered a captaincy in the regular 
army at the close of the civil war, but refused it, settling 
down in Springfield. 

He was a member of Stephenson Post No. 30, G. A. R., 
and was an Original Companion of the First Class in the 
Loyal Legion. 

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Harriet Harts, who 
resides at the family home, 13 17 Lowell avenue, and three 
sons. They are Brigadier General William W. Harts in 
Paris, who was Chief Aid to President Wilson before the 
war, and was superintendent of public grounds at Wash- 
ington, D. C. He had charge of the reception for the pres- 
ident upon his recent arrival in Paris. A message was sent 
to the general regarding the death of his father, but the 
distance made it impossible for him to arrive home for the 
funeral. Gen. Harts is a Succession Companion of the 
Loyal Legion. 

The second son is Edwin B. Harts, an attorney of Chi- 
cago. Mr. Harts has been coming to the home of his par- 
ents every two weeks during the time that his father has 
been faihng in health, and was at his father's bedside just 
a short time before he passed away. 

The third son is Harry B. Harts of Ardmore, Oklahoma. 

It seems fitting to conclude this sketch with the following 
which appears in the press dispatches : 

General William W. Harts, son of the late Captain P. 
W. Harts of this city, has been awarded by the French 
authorities the cross of commander of the Legion of Honor. 
The decoration was bestowed by Field Marshal Petain. 
General Harts has also received the decoration of Knight 


Commander of the British Order of St. Michael and St. 

General Harts, who has been in the regular army for 
a number of years, has been in France for some time. He 
was in personal charge of arrangements for the reception of 
the American delegates to the peace conference at Paris. 

Benjamin R. Hieronymus, 
Bluford Wilson, 
George B. Stadden, 



First Lieutenant Ninth Vermont Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Chicago, Illinois, April i6, 1919. 

FEW ! Ah how few of the noble men, original com- 
panions of our splendid Commandery of the great 
State of Illinois, remain to grace and honor with their 
presence our monthly assemblies. Many ! Ah how many, 
have joined the silent bivouac of the dead, their familiar 
earthly forms returned to earth, their manly spirits to the 
Divine Creator who gave them life. Of these, whose mem- 
ory we hold sacred and dear, few were of gentler spirit, 
loftier courage, purer life, finer intellect, keener observa- 
tion, clearer thought, or wider information, than our late 
Companion, Edmund Francis Xavier Cleveland. 



. He was born September 29, 1841, at Williamsburg, New 
York. His parents were Thomas Alexander, and Judith 
Mayo Cleveland. His father died in his childhood, and his 
mother married Alexander Dupre, of Port Henry at the 
foot of Lake Champlain, where he grew to manhood, and 
where on the fourth day of June, 1862, he enlisted in Com- 
pany "A" of the 9th Vermont Infantry. He was soon 
promoted to a Lieutenancy and detailed for engineer serv- 
ice on the staff of General Charles Devens, and his most 
conspicuous service was in planning and directing the con- 
struction of the defensive works of the union forces 
assaulting the elaborate confederate fortifications of Peters- 
burg, Virginia. He participated actively in the thrilling 
engagements that compelled General Lee to surrender the 
Army of Northern Virginia, and was then detailed as 
Provost Marshal of Richmond, where he was honorably 
discharged from the service June 13, 1865. 

On returning to civil life he chose the medical profes- 
sion, and began his studies in the office of a practicing phy- 
sician near Montreal, Canada. Thence he proceeded to 
Ann Arbor, and took the full medical course of the Uni- 
versity of Michigan. 

He was graduated in 1868 and located at Dundee, Illi- 
nois, and soon established a successful and peculiarly 
beneficent practice. He was, however, preeminently a stu- 
dent and philanthropist, with dominant religious inclinations. 
Ignorant and sin sick souls appealed to him as imperatively 
as did diseased bodies and about 1875 he began as lay 
reader to conduct the services of the St. James Protestant 
Episcopal Church at Dundee. On April 2'j, 1879, he was 
ordained Deacon and Minister in charge of the Parish. In 
1886 he was ordained a Priest and established as Rector 
of the Parish. 

Faithfully and zealously, yet with remuneration scarcely 
equaling his many contributions of money, he efficiently 


discharged the manifold duties of his sacred office, until 
1901, when admonished by advancing years, and decHning 
strength, he reluctantly resigned the rectorship. He was 
presented a beautifully engrossed testimonial of loving and 
grateful appreciation, signed by h?s Bishop, and by the 
members of the Parish. His interest in the church and 
people of his affection, however, continued unabated. 

As both a physical and spiritual physician, his industry 
was incessant, and his charity constant. He traveled ex- 
tensively and intelligently, and was a keen observer of both 
the topography, and the manners and customs of the peo- 
ple of the lands he visited. It was a rare intellectual treat 
to listen to his lucid and elegant, yet wholly natural, recital 
of his quaint and sagacious observations. Only in the 
home circle, or among intimate friends, however could this 
pleasure be realized for a seeming inborn modesty appeared 
to forbid this freedom of speech before strangers. One 
could be long acquainted with Dr. Cleveland and know little 
of his superior worth. 

In every situation his native dignity, his fine expressive 
countenance, his suitable dress, and his faultless diction, 
clearly indicated a scholarly model gentleman, yet they failed 
to disclose the kind heart, and the steadfast purpose to 
serve his fellow men that constantly animated him. These 
were fully known only in the home circle and by intimate 

On April 20, 1870, he married Miss Ella Lucinda Ed- 
wards, youngest daughter of Alfred Edwards, a leading 
pioneer merchant and dairyman of Dundee, and to them 
was born Annabel, Mrs. Frederick Cleveland Test, M. D., 
of Chicago. Mary Elizabeth, Mrs. Howard McNeil of 
Elgin, and Grace Frances, who died in girlhood. Dr. and 
Mrs. Cleveland with Mrs. Test spent the winter at St. 
Petersburg, Florida. Returning, the Dr. in feeble health, 


they stopped at the home of Mrs. Test in Chicago, and 
there after a brief ilhiess he died on April i6, 1919. 

Three years a volunteer soldier, fifty-one years a phy- 
sician, forty-four years a lay reader, deacon and priest. 
Efficiently discharging the duties of these high offices, would 
surely demand the full capability of the ordinary person, yet 
he found time to often conduct services at St. John's church, 
Algonquin, to edit the Dundee Record, to act as a member 
of the Board of Education, and as President of the Village 
Board of Trustees. He was also a member and President 
of Fox River Medical Association, a member of the Elgin 
Scientific Society, a Comrade of the G. A. R., a Companion 
of our order, President and later Vice President of the 
Illinois Iron and Bolt Company. These were the most con- 
spicuous but by no means the most numerous activities of 
his remarkably busy life. For in every worthy pubhc en- 
terprise of the community he was an active participant, and 
his private benefactions, of counsel, encouragement, labor, 
and money, were ceaseless. 

Such characteristics and conduct gave him a wealth of 
esteem and affection in his home community, and among 
his intimate friends, and enshrined him in the deepest de- 
votion of his beloved household. Realizing the inadequacy 
of language to express the deepest emotions of the heart, 
this Commandery tenders sincerest sympathy to the bereaved 
widow and family, earnestly feeling that remembrance of 
the noble life of the husband and fathci- will assuage their 
grief and become a proud consolation as the mysterious 
stream of time flows on. 

Gen. John S. Wilcox, 
Lieut. Edward S. Wilcox, 
Major Edward D. Redington, 



Hereditary Companion of the First Class. Died at Fort Bliss, 
Paso, Texas, May 23, 1919. 


-'was born at Ottawa, Illinois, June 9, 1893, and died at 
Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, May 2^, 1919. Lieutenant Hoff- 
man was the grandson of our late Companion Colonel 
Douglas Hapeman. 

Lieutenant Hoffman was a medical student at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan when war was declared. He responded 
to the draft, but when called was rejected on account of 
temporary disability. He then enlisted in the Eleventh 
Illinois Infantry commanded by Colonel James E. Stuart. 
It is interesting to note that in April, 1861, Lieutenant Hoff- 
man's grandfather enlisted in the Eleventh Illinois Infantry 



and later, while in command of the One Hundred and 
Fourth Illinois Infantry, was brigaded with the Twenty- 
first Wisconsin Infantry in which James E. Stuart was a 

While in camp with his regiment at Springfield, Illinois, 
he was ordered to report for a second examination and, 
being accepted, entered the National Army at Camp Grant, 
September 20, 1917, as a private in Battery F, 333d Heavy 
Field Artillery. On December 7, 1917, he received his cor- 
poral's warrant. In June, 1918, he was appointed to Fourth 
Officers' Training School and transferred to the Field Ar- 
tillery Central Officers' Training School at Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Louisville, Ky. On August 31, 1918, he was com- 
missioned 2nd Lieutenant of Field Artillery, United States 
Army. In November, 1918, he was assigned to the School 
of Fire at Fort Sill, Okla., completing the course of study 
January 31, 1919. In April, 1919, he was assigned to duty 
with the Motor Transport Corps and stationed at Camp 
Boyd, El Paso, Texas. 

On Sunday morning, May 18, 1919, while mounting his 
horse he was thrown and received injuries which resulted 
in his death. 

It was a source of regret to him that he was not ordered 
to France. He had great enthusiasm for the army and 
wished to remain in the service. He was particularly at- 
tached to the artillery. 

Lieutenant Hoffman w^as of a kind and cheerful dis- 
position and in this and many other respects resembled his 

He served his country well and his untimely death has 
taken from us a most promising man and a worthy friend. 

William T. Hapeman, 
Charles F. Hills, 
Bayard Holmes, Jr., 



First: Lieutenant and Adjutant Sixty-fourth Illinois Infantry and 

Brevet Major, United States Volunteers. Died at 

Chicago, Illinois, May 29, 1919. 

born April 17, 1840, at Greenville, Pa., son of Wil- 
liam J. and Mary Woods. Died at Chicago, May 29, 1919. 
He was educated at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. Mar- 
ried December 7, 1869, to May Florence Miner, who died 
in 1901. 

In the early part of the war he was in the Quarter- 
master General's office at Springfield engaged in mustering 
troops for the field. In September, 1862, he was sent to 
Louisville, Ky., to arm the 88th and 104th regiments. In 



1863 he was sent by Governor Yates to inspect the hos- 
pitals on the Ohio River. He w^as one of the private secre- 
taries of Governor Yates. He was made Adjutant of the 
64th IlHnois Yates Sharpshooters, August 15, 1864. On 
July 13, 1865, he was commissioned Captain of Company 
"A" 64th IlHnois Infantry. 

Major Woods participated in the battles of Fairburn, 
Snake Creek Gap, in the pursuit of Gen. Hood, and in the 
March to the Sea. He was at the capture of Savannah, 
Campaign of the Carolinas, Pocotalico, Edisto River, Sal- 
hahatchie Swamp, Orangeburgh, Columbia, Fayetteville, 
Bentonville and Raleigh, at the surrender of the army of 
Gen. Jos. E. Johnston. 

He was the last mustering officer retained in the field 
in the Army of the Tennessee. On March 13, 1865, he was 
brevetted Major for gallantry in the field. He was dis- 
charged from the army July 31, 1865. 

In 1866 he was associated with Dr. B. F. Stephenson 
in the organization of the Grand Army of the Republic and 
became its first Adjutant General. He was State Depart- 
ment Commander of the IlHnois G. A. R. in 1904-5. He 
was a member of Bartleson Post G. A. R. No. 6, Joliet. He 
was one of the most widely known members of the G. A. R. 
in the United States. 

After the war he entered actively in business. He was 
Secretary of the St. Louis Paving Brick Co. at Galesburg. 

He was editor and proprietor of the Joliet Republican 
1879 to 1891. During the last years of his Hfe he made 
three trips to Europe. He prepared a special lecture on 
Belgium illustrated with stereopticon slides, showing the 
nation before, during and after the German invasion. He 
gave this lecture under the auspices of the Daily News Free 
Lecture Bureau in many of the public schools of Chicago. 
The manager of the bureau says these lectures did much 
to give the public the right view of the heroic little nation 


and were a great means of patriotic education. He also 
prepared another illustrated lecture on Pennsylvania, his 
native state with special reference to historic battlefields re- 
lating to the Revolutionary and the Civil War. Major 
Woods was a devoted and enthusiastic member not only of 
the Grand Army of the Republic, but also of the Loyal 
Legion. He was at the service of his companions and com- 
rades at all times. He made numberless patriotic addresses. 
The night before his sudden death he had in his pocket 
notes of an address he was to make the next day. (Memorial 
Day.) A funeral service was held Sunday morning, June 
1st, at the Chapel, 4227 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, at 
which Bishop Fallows officiated. In the afternoon services 
were held in the Universalist Church at Joliet under the 
auspices of the G. A. R. The Rev. Dr. Lang, and Rev. 
Duncan C. Milner participated in this service. 

The interment was made in the Oakwood Cemetery at 

Duncan C. Milner, 
Samuel Fallows, 
Erastus W. Willard, 



Captain and Assistant Quartermaster and Brevet Major, United 
States Volunteers. Died at Evanston, Illinois, July 4, igig. 

IN the quiet of his home on Independence Day, 1919, sur- 
rounded by his family, one of the best beloved compan- 
ions of this Commandery responded to the last roll call. A 
man of sweeter, gentler spirit never lived. His smile and 
cheery greeting was a benediction. Frank P. Crandon was 
born in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, October 28, 1834, and 
while he was still young, his parents moved to Brantford, 
Ontario. He came to Illinois as a young man, and after a 
period of teaching in Jennings Seminary at Aurora, 111., 
connected with the Methodist denomination, he was married 
to Sarah Elizabeth Washburn of Davenport, Iowa, with 



whom he Ijecame acquainted while he was a teacher. Mrs. 
Crandon and three daughters survive him. At the out- 
break of the War of the RebelHon, he was living at Batavia, 
Illinois, and enlisted in what became the ist Maryland 
Cavalry in the fall of 1862. He was mustered into the 
service at Washington, D. C, December 20, 1862, as ist 
Lieutenant and is first reported as regimental quartermaster 
on the field and staff of that regiment dated December 31, 
1862. The regiment was assigned to Genl. D. M. Gregg's 
division in the Army of the Potomac and subsequently was 
connected with the Provost Marshal General's department 
under Genl. M. R. Patrick. Lieut. Crandon's position as 
Quartermaster did not make him conspicuous for daring 
deeds of courage on the battlefield but his faithfulness and 
conscientiousness in the performance of his duties brought 
him promotion and May 11, 1865, he was appointed Cap- 
tain and Assistant Quartermaster U. S.' Vols. At the close 
of the war he served for a few weeks at Richmond, Va., 
and soon thereafter was made Supt. of the Bureau of Refu- 
gees and Freedmen and Abandoned Lands for the 4th Dis- 
trict of Virginia in which capacity he was serving when 
mustered out July 10, 1866, having been brevetted Major 
December 30, 1865, ''for faithful and meritorious serv- 

After returning to Illinois he served from 1869 to 1873, 
as Clerk of Kane County and his record in this office must 
have attracted the attention of the officials of the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railroad for in the latter year he as- 
sumed the duties of Tax Commissioner of that corporation 
which he most faithfully and efficiently filled for nearly 
forty years. He retired at the age of 81, having served 
eleven years beyond the limit fixed for retiring officials of 
the road. His rare fitness for this office must have been 
the reason why he was made such a signal exception to the 
established rule of the company. Such was his vocation for 


more than two score years, but he had several avocations 
which engaged much of his time and attention and while 
other men seemed to enjoy light recreation he took delight 
in change of work which often occupied his evenings. The 
particular objects of his interest outside his daily routine 
were the First Methodist Church of Evanston, the Garrett 
Biblical Institute and the Northwestern University. Of the 
latter hfe was Secretary for many years continuing to per- 
form his duties as such even after retiring from his rail- 
way office and until a short time before his death. For 
many years he was a member of the Board of Education of 
Evanston and his services were so unselfishly given in sea- 
son and out of season and his influence of such a character 
that after his retirement from the Board when a new 
schoolhouse was erected, in the northern section of the city, 
it was named for him. 

Major Crandon was an ardent patriot, a lover of his 
fellow men, a firm believer in revealed religion, which he 
exemplified in his daily living and the profession of which 
brought to him duties and responsibilities which he not only 
did not shirk but which were to him a joy and delight. To 
him his Sunday morning class and mid-week meeting were 
previous engagements, which no social function could en- 
croach upon. As a man he was gentleness personified but 
withal a man of such rugged integrity that when two prop- 
ositions were before him, one of which was exactly right 
and the other expedient but slightly swerving from the 
perpendicular there was never any question where he stood. 
In addition to the activities above enumerated, he was an 
officer of the Laymen's Association of Rock River Con- 
ference, of Wesley Hospital and Mutual Insurance Board ; 
was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and 
Commander of this Commandery in 191 1. He had also been. 
President of the Western Society of the Army of the Po- 
tomac and Governor of the Society of Mayflower Descend- 


ants to which he not only belonged but which he faithfully 
served. His thoughts went beyond the borders of his own 
beloved United States, and in Rome and Montevideo there 
are Crandon Schools, and in Darjieling and Tokio Crandon 
Homes, all witnesses to the devotion and generosity of him- 
self and Mrs. Crandon. 

Loving tributes to the character of our Companion 
have come to his family from old friends and associates 
from which the committee are permitted to quote. Bishop 
W. F. McDowell of the Methodist Episcopal Church whose 
residence was for many years in Evanston, writes : ''His 
love for his friends was so large and commanding that 
other affections almost seemed small beside it, for he had 
extraordinary capacity for loving. We all stood in a kind 
of wonder and amazement in the presence of him. His 
capacity for affection was not the only quality he possessed 
in marvelous measure. His capacity for fidelity to all his 
trusts was a standing miracle to me. His capacity for re- 
ligion was just as marked. Men and women all over the 
world will walk more steadily toward the Gates of Pearl 
because of his influence over them, the influence of his 
own faith and righteousness." Prof. R. L. Cumnock of 
Northwestern University brings this tribute : '*The grand 
old soldier has left us, but his noble life, his good deeds, 
his unselfish record remains. Frank Crandon stands out 
in my estimation as the best man I ever knew in this par- 
ticular — he spent his life in helping his friends." Rev. 
T. P. Frost for many years his pastor says: **How faith- 
ful he was to all the varied institutions and interests with 
which he was connected. He bore them all on his heart, 
and, 'Great Heart,' that he was, there was no limit to the 
burdens that he would bear for love's sake. If ever I have 
met a person characterized by the love that 'beareth all 
things' he was that man." 

Our friend has gone from our sight. We shall not 


again be greeted by his kindly smile nor receive his cordial 
handclasp but his memory will abide. Because of his sub- 
lime faith, his buoyant hope and his great love he could in 
all modesty have paraphrased the lines of the poet to read : 

"Sunset and evening star 

And one clear call for me 
And there'll be no moaning of the bar 

When I put out to sea. 

But such a tide as moving seems asleep 

Too full for sound or foam 
When that which drew from out the boundless deep 

Turns again home." 

Edw^ard D. Redington, 
Henry K. Wolcott^ 
Henry A. Pearsons, 



Major and Surgeon, One Hundred and Eighty-seventh Ohio In- 
fantry, United States Volunteers. Died at Seattle, 
Washington, August 23, 1919. 

born at Eaton, Loraine county, Ohio, on the 24th 
day of November, 1840, and died at Seattle, Wash., on the 
23rd day of August, 1919. 

Immediately after the completion of his medical course 
at Cleveland, Ohio, he was mustered into the Voluntary 
Military service as Assistant Surgeon of the 187th Regi- 
ment Ohio Vol. Inf., April 3, 1865. 

He was commissioned Major and Surgeon of the same 



Regiment June 26, 1865, in which capacity he served in 
the campaign through Resaca, Tunnel Hill, Dalton, and 
Macon, Georgia. On November 24, 1865, he was as- 
signed to duty as Acting Surgeon in Chief of the Second 
Division Department of Georgia. 

Was mustered out of the service with his regiment Janu- 
ary 20, 1866, in accordance with orders from the War De- 
partment. At the close of his military service in 1866, 
Companion Patterson located at Chicago, 111., engaging in 
the drug business in which he was actively interested until 
his decease. For many years he took an active part in the 
works of the American Pharmaceutical Association, and 
the Illinois Pharmaceutical Association. 

He was one of the founders of the lUinois College of 
Pharmacy, which later became a part of the Northwestern 

Companion Patterson was married at Chicago, 111., Feb. 
9, 1870, to Miss Laura Waggener. Three children survive 
— ^Charles W., Evanston, 111. ; Theodore Hiram, Seattle, 
Wash., and Mrs. Olive P. Houston, Chicago, 111. 

His remains were laid to rest in Mount Hope Cemetery, 

Companion Patterson became a member of the Illinois 
Commandery of the MiHtary Order of the Loyal Legion of 
the United States on October i, 1884, Insignia No. 3 141. 
He was a regular and interested attendant at its meetings 
until he moved to Seattle a few years ago, and was be- 
loved by his companions. 

He was a member of Lincoln Post No. 91 G. A. R., 
Department of Illinois; of Home Lodge A. F. & A. M., 
and Apollo Commandery, Knights Templar, and of the 
Veteran Druggist Association of Chicago. He has passed 
before us to "Fame's eternal camping ground," mourned 
by the community in which he lived and by his companions 


of the Loyal Legion, who tender to the family of our de- 
parted Companion their sincere sympathies. 

William L. Cadle, 
J^MEs H. Smith, 
Edward D. Redington, 



First Lieutenant One Hundred and Twenty-seventh New York In- 
fantry, United States Volunteers. Died at 
Washington, D. C, October 4, 1919. 

OUR beloved companion — Captain John Joseph Aber- 
crombie — the third of the Hne bearing in full the 
name, was born March 17, 1845, in Philadelphia. Captain 
Abercrombie's father was General John Joseph Abercrom- 
bie, a graduate of the U. S. Military Academy, served in 
the Mexican War and in the War of the Rebellion, com- 
manding a division in the Army of the Potomac. 

His mother, Mary Engle Patterson Abercrombie, was 
a daughter of Major Robert Patterson, distinguished both 
in private life, and as commander of an army in the early 



period of the War of the RebeUion. Indeed, it was the 
foresight and insistence of General Patterson that that 
splendid body of troops, known as the Pennsylvania Re- 
serve, was organized. 

Captain Abercronibie entered the service as a volunteer 
A. D. C. on the staff of his father, February 22, 1862. 
Previous to this he made three attempts to enlist but was 
rejected on account of his youth, but the persistence so 
conspicuous in the Patterson-Abercrombie blood would 
brook no denial of its purpose in a righteous cause. Finally, 
John Abercrombie was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 
127th N. Y. Volunteer Infantry. This regiment was in 
General Peck's Division Army of the Potomac and took 
part in the battle of Suffolk, April, 1863. His regiment 
was transferred to Gordon's Division, Keyes Corps, May, 
1863. In the latter part of June, 1863, he was ordered to 
join the Army of the Potomac and assigned to the nth 
Corps. He participated in the battle of Gettysburg as 
acting aide on General Schimelfenig's staff. After this he 
went with Gordon's Division to Charleston Harbor, doing 
picket duty till after the capture of Fort Wagner, when he 
was assigned to duty with the artillery, and was placed in 
command of the Swamp Angel battery, in the meantime 
making an assault by boat on Fort Johnson. After this 
he was on provost duty at Beaufort, S. C. He was in the 
battle of Honey Hill, Deveaux Neck, for which he received 
honorable mention in General Orders. He was detailed to 
command a siege battery of artillery, which was used effec- 
tively in preventing railroad trains from passing, and 
silencing two rebel batteries which were shelling the division 

The army services of Companion Abercrombie were 
varied and of a distinctive character. He was elected a 
Companion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of 
the United States through the Commandery of the State 


of Illinois, November 8, 1888. Insignia Number 6520. He 
was President of the Western Society of the Army of the 
Potomac and a member of George H. Thomas Post No. 5 
Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Illinois. He 
was elected Junior Vice Commander of The Military Order 
of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois. 
Had Companion Abercrombie remained a resident of Illi- 
nois, he would have been elected Commander. 

On August 2"], 1 88 1, Captain Abercrombie was married 
to Lilly Mary Nugent, daughter of Michael Nugent. The 
Nugent family were distinguished for their uncompromis- 
ing loyalty to our country. 

The issue of this marriage were two children, John 
Joseph and Marion Nugent Abercrombie. 

Companion Abercrombie died in Washington, D. C, 
October 4, 1919. 

Of the immediate family who remain to mourn his loss, 
his noble, devoted wife, Mrs. Lilly Nugent Abercrombie, a 
most gracious daughter, Mrs. Clarion Abercrombie Coffee, 
his sister, Mrs. Sara Iowa Goodman, of Philadelphia, and 
his brother, Col. W. R. Abercrombie, U. S. A. retired. 

Companion Abercrombie was a great soul, of a refined 
poetic nature. He hated hypocrisy. Everything he said 
or did was for the making of better men and women. We 
are proud of him as a man and companion. He got into 
our heart strings, and there he remams. 

Now we are parted, but only for a brief period. We 
shall soon join him in that land of perpetual sunshine. 

To the family whose loss is greater than ours, we ex- 
tend our full sympathy. 

Walter R. Robbins, 
Edward D. Redington. 
WirxTAM P. Wright. 


The Coiiunaiidery never had a 
Photograph of this Companioji. 


Hereditary Companion of the First Class. Died at Baltimore, Mary- 
land, October 26, 1919. 

MORGAN KING BARNUM, a Companion of the 
Plrst Class Hereditary in the IlHnois Commanclery, 
Mihtary Order of the Loyal Legion of the U. S., was born 
in Syracuse, New York, April 6, 1861. He died Sunday, 
October 26, 1919, in Baltimore, Md., at the age of 58 years, 
and was buried at New Albany, Indiana. 

He was the eldest son of Major General Henry A. 
Barnum, U. S. V., and a brother of Brigadier General Mal- 
vern Hill Barnum, U. S. A. 

Companion Barnum graduated at Syracuse University 
in 1884, and then engaged in professional work with the 
Erie Railroad. About three years later he was married to 
Emily Rice Maginness in New Albany, Ind., October 18, 
1887. He remained in the railroad business to the time 
of his death, having been associated with the Atchison, 
Topeka & Santa Fe, Union Pacific, IlHnois Central, Chi- 
cago, Burlington & Quincy, and Baltimore & Ohio rail- 
roads. At the time of his death he was acting as expert 
Mechanical Engineer to Mr. Willard, President of the 
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. 

Mr. and Mrs. Barnum moved to La Grange from Chi- 
cago nearly twenty years ago and their children were raised 



and went through school in that village. He was Past Com- 
mander of the Knights Templar of North Platte, Nebraska. 
Besides his widow, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. 
Theodore Bearse of La Grange, and two sons. Major E. M. 
Barnum, U. S. A., and Richard F. Barnum, both of whom 
served in the World War. 

Companion Barnum rose to eminence in his chosen pro- 
fession. His duties brought him into immediate relations 
with the leading railway executives of the country, and in 
all these positions of trust and responsibility he quickly 
earned and always retained the affectionate regard of those 
with whom he was associated. 

Charles S. Bentley, 
Charles M. Robertson, 
Charles S. McEntee, 



First Lieutenant and Adjutant Fifty-second Illinois Infantry, United 

States Volunteers. Died at El Reno, Oklahoma, 

October 27, iQip. 

RECORD given in application for membership to the 
Loyal Legion. 
"Born February 25, 1828, at Charleston, N. Y. Mus- 
tered into the service October 25, 1861, as 2nd Lieutenant, 
Co. 'K', 52nd Illinois Infantry; promoted to ist Lieutenant, 
December 7, 1861 ; to ist Lieutenant and Adjt., October 
18, 1862; served with the regiment at Camp Benton, Mo.; 
thence to St. Joseph, Mo., guarding H. St. Joseph, R. R. in 
winter of 1861 ; then ordered to Smithland, Ky. ; thence 
to Fort Donelson. Returned with prisoners to Camp Doug- 



lass, Chicago; then to Pittsburgh Landing, arriving there on 
or about March 20th ; was attached to W. H. L. Wallace's 
Division; left with i6th corps; participated in Battle of 
Shiloh; wounded late in afternoon of April 6, 1862. Was 
in Hospital Boat April 10. On detached duty as Recruit- 
ing Officer July 10, 1862; reported to Colonel Morrison, 
Springfield, Illinois; rejoined regiment at Corinth, Miss., 
March, 1863 ; assumed duties of Adjt. ; was with regiment 
through all its campaigns and actions until June 29, 1864; 
resigned as unfit for further field duty." 

He was a son of General Elijah Wilcox who brought his 
family to Elgin, Illinois, in May, 1842, and where he grew 
to manhood, and about 1852 married ]\Iiss Sarah A. Clark, 
by whom he had three children and who died soon after his 
enlistment. He was an enterprising business man and pub- 
lic spirited citizen ; was an alderman and post master of the 
city. Later he was prominent in the settlement of Okla- 
homa Territory; was Vice President of 'Tains Oklahoma 
Colony" and addressed as "Colonel Wilcox," and here he 
died at the El Reno Military Hospital, October 27, 1919, 
91 years of age. 

He was a genial, social man of very pleasing presence, 
kind and generous and a favorite in every community in 
which he resided. 

John Shuler Wilcox, 
Albert Franklin Bullard, 
Richard Stanley Tuthill, 



First Lieulefiant and Adjutant Sixth Indiana Infantry, United States 
Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, November 9, 1919. 

born in Madison, Jefferson county, Indiana, June 2y, 
1842, enrolled in the 51st Illinois Vol. Inf. in October, 1861, 
was mustered into the 6th Ind. Vol. Inf., Nov. i, 1861, com- 
missioned 2nd Lieut, in 6th Ind. Inf. by Gov. Morton, April 
7, 1862, for gallant and meritorious conduct, on the battle- 
field of Shiloh, commissioned ist Lieut, and Adjt. Dec. 7, 
1862, participated in the battles of Shiloh, Stones River, 
Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, 
Beverly Ford Ridge, also in many minor engagements, on 
brigade staff as A. D. C., Topographical Engineer, after the 



battle of Stones River, till the expiration of his service, 
mustered out with his regiment September 22, 1864. He 
was married in 1868 to Miss Sallie H. Garber of Madison, 
Indiana, who still survives him, also a large family of chil- 
dren and grandchildren. 

After the close of the Civil War he was in the drug 
business in Chicago. He was also captain military guard, 
of the G. A. R. at the Columbian Exposition, 1893. He was 
a member of the Episcopal Church, and in the last years 
of his life he served as expert accountant in the office of the 
Jury Commission of Cook county. 

If any man honored the uniform he wore in the Civil 
War, it was Joseph J. Siddall, and no higher tribute can 
ever be paid to the memory of this brave man, who was 
six times mentioned by his superior officers for meritorious 
conduct on the battlefield. 

His memory, cherished by his family, his friends, and 
his Companions, will linger long a ray of sunshine, when 
the shadows fall and the night has come. 

James B. Smith, 
Thomas E. Milchrist, 
Samuel Murray, 



Captain One Hundred and Sixty-seventh Ohio Infantry, United 

States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, 

December lo, 1919. 

ANOTHER of our worthy Companions has been called 
by the Great Commander from labor on earth to rest 

Companion John Calvin Lewis, son of Joseph and Mary 
Wakefield Lewis, of Elizabethtown, Ohio, was born there 
April 17, 1836. He attended the public schools of Hamil- 
ton County, Ohio, where he received his primary and high 
school education, and was afterwards graduated from 
Miami University in June, i860. 

In the autumn of i860 he entered the law office of his 


uncle, S. F. Lewis, then a well-known lawyer of Clinton, 
Illinois, as a student, but, responding to the call of his im- 
periled nation, on July 27, i86r, six days after the battle 
of Bull Run, he substituted Blackstone's and Kent's Com- 
mentaries for Jomini's "Art of War" and Casey's "Tactics" 
and enlisted as a private in Company F, 41st Illinois In- 
fantry, then being formed or organized at Decatur, Illinois, 
and, on the 5th of August following, he was mustered in 
the United States sei*vice as a second lieutenant of said 
Company F. 

He participated in the occupation of Paducah in Sep- 
tember, 1861, and was engaged in the capture of Fort Ham- 
ilton and Fort Henry. He was engaged in the battle of Fort 
Donelson, February 13 to 16, 1862, under General Grant, 
which was the first important battle won by the Federal 
troops up to that time, in which the casualties of his regi- 
ment were about two hundred. On the 20th of February 
he was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant and for a 
time thereafter served as Acting Assistant Adjutant Gen- 
eral of the First Brigade of the First Division, Army of 
the Tennessee. On March 20, 1862, he was promoted to 
the rank of captain and commanded his company at Pitts- 
burg Landing, April 5, 1862, and at Shiloh, April 6 and 7, 
1862, where his company and regiment took an active and 
important part in that important battle, and in which he 
was wounded, and his regiment lost about two hundred in 
killed and wounded. He also participated in the siege of 
Corinth, and in the battle at Hatchie River, October 5, 1862. 
He participated in all the marches, skirmishes, and battles 
in which his regiment was engaged up to that time. Octo- 
ber 5, 1862, his health being seriously impaired, he resigned 
on account of such disability and was honorably discharged. 
Afterwards, on May 16, 1864, his health being partially re- 
stored, he entered the service as captain of Company F, 
167th Ohio Volunteers, and served with that regiment in 


the Kanawah Valley, West Virginia, until he was mustered 
out of the service. 

March 26, 1863, he was married to Alice Elizabeth 
Thornton, daughter of Dr. John H. F. Thornton, and 
granddaughter of ex-President William Henry Harrison, 
who, after fifty-six years of loving companionship, is left 
to mourn his loss. 

In order to regain his health, Captain Lewis, in the 
year 1865, went to the Northern woods of Michigan and 
engaged in the lumber and milling business there for about 
five years. In 1870 he came to Chicago and successfully 
engaged in the lumber business. In 1876 he became con- 
nected with the N. K. Fairbanks Company, first as As- 
sistant Superintendent; then Superintendent; and, later, as 
Manager of the Chicago Refining Company and of the 
American Cottonseed Oil Company. After forty-two years 
of continuous service with that company, during all of 
which time he enjoyed the full confidence and esteem of its 
officers and employes, as well as others with whom he had 
business, he voluntarily retired from business. As a busi- 
ness man of large experience, his motto was, "Fair and 
open dealing," which he estimated to be the best capital 
that a capable, industrious man can possess. 

On the loth of March, 1890, he was elected an Original 
Companion of the First Class of the Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion of the United States, through the Command- 
ery of the State of Illinois, his insignia being 7757. He 
was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, of the Royal 
Arcanum and of the Hyde Park Presbyterian Church. 

On Monday morning, December 6, 1919, while crossing 
Drexel Boulevard at 42nd street, in the city of Chicago, a 
short distance from his home, he was violently struck by a 
rapidly moving automobile and received fatal injuries, from 
which he died at the Illinois Central Hospital, Wednesday, 
December loth. His funeral services were held at his late 


residence, 41-40 Ellis Avenue, where a large number of rela- 
tives, friends and neighbors gathered to pay to his memory 
their tribute of respect. His remains were interred at Oak- 
wood Cemetery. 

Captain Lewis was a brave soldier, a kind and agree- 
able neighbor, a splendid citizen, a consistent Christian, a 
worthy man. 

"A truer, nobler, trustier heart, 
More loving or more loyal never beat 
Within a human breast." 

Our Companion left in sad bereavement his widow, 
Alice E. Lewis, and Thornton Lewis, of Sulphur Springs, 
West Virginia, Joseph D. Lewis, Charles R. Lewis, and 
Frank E. Lewis, of Chicago, his sons, and Mrs. George E. 
Van Hagen, of Chicago, his daughter, to whom the Com- 
panions of this Commandery tender their warmest sym- 

Thomas E. Milchrist, 
Charles F. Hills, 
James B. Smith, 



Major First Michigan Sharpshooters and Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 

United States Volunteers. Died at Hermosa Beach, 

California, December 2g, igic}. 

BORN at Ypsilanti, Mich., March 15, 1844. 
Elected an Original Companion of the First Class 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, January 
7, 1904. Insignia No. 141 63. Died at Hermosa Beach, Los 
Angeles, Calif., December 29, 1919. Was interred in the 
family lot in Rosehill cemetery, Chicago. 

Register of Service: He was appointed First Lieuten- 
ant and Adjutant, First Michigan Sharpshooters, January 
T, 1863, and mustered in as such, February 26, 1863. Pro- 



moted to Major of same command, April ii, 1885. Mus- 
tered out, July 28, 1865. 

War Department records show that Edward J. Buckbee 
was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers by Brevet, 
May 22, 1866, to rank as such from April 2, 1865, for gal- 
lant and meritorious services before Petersburg, Va. 

Companion Buckbee states on his application for mem- 
bership as follows: "I should explain that while my cor- 
rect name is Julian Edward, I used to sign it as Edward J. 

History of Service: He was present with his regiment 
in the following engagements, to-wit: The Wilderness, 
Va., May 5, 6 and 7, 1864; Nye River, Va., May 9th; Po 
River, Va., May loth; Spottsylvania, Va., May 12th, 13th 
and i8th; Oxford, Va., May 23rd; North Anna, Va., May 
24th and 25th; Tolopotomy, Va., May 29th; Bethesda 
Church, Va., June 2d and 3rd ; Cold Harbor, Va., June 7th ; 
attack on Petersburg, Va., June 17th, where he was taken 
prisoner. Was confined at various rebel prisons and es- 
caped three times, but was recaptured each time, when he 
again escaped and after traveling sixteen nights he was 
picked up at the mouth of the Edisto river by a guard boat 
from the U. S. Sloop of War, St. Louis, and was sent to 
Hilton Head with orders to report by letter to the Adjutant- 
General U. S. Army for disposition. Rejoined his regi- 
ment in front of Petersburg, Va., in January, 1865, ^^^ 
was engaged in numerous actions along the Petersburg 
front until the surrender of Appomattox, when his regi- 
ment was ordered to Washington and later to Jackson, 
Mich., to muster out. He was wounded at Spottsylvania, 
Va., in May, 1864, and again on March 25, 1865. 

Colonel Buckbee was three times cited in general orders 
for gallant services before Petersburg, — in his own words : 
"The 1st Michigan Sharpshooters was the first to enter 
the City of Petersburg. I took the regimental color guard 


and placed the National colors on the Court House about 
4 o'clock in the morning — 'the first flag in Petersburg.' " He 
was connected with the Land Department of the C. & N. 
W. Railroad for many years. 

Colonel Buckbee is survived by his widow, three sons, 
and three daughters, and to them the Commandery of the 
State of Illinois tenders its profound sympathy. 

His eldest son, Julian Edward Buckbee, is an Heredi- 
tary Companion of the Order, Commandery of the State 
of Illinois. 

Walter R. Robbins, 
William L. Cadle, 
Robert C. Knaggs, 



Hereditary Companion of the First Class. Died at Salt Lake City, 
Utah, January /, 1920. 

T> EXNER X. SMITH was born at Galesburg, 111., May 
^ 28, 1868. He was the fourth son of Judge Arthur 
Arnold Smith, of that city, who was Colonel of the 83rd 
111. Inf., U. S. v., and breveted Brigadier-General for meri- 
torious service with the Army of the Cumberland in the 
Civil War, and who was an Original Companion of the 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. 

He was graduated from Knox College, Galesburg, 111., 
in 1890, and received his legal education at Columbia Law 
School, New York. He began the practice of his profes- 
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sion at Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1893, ^^^ continued his 
practice there until his death*, which occurred on January 
7, 1920. His career was that of an able and brilliant law- 
yer and active and public-spirited citizen. His public serv- 
ices were many and varied. He was Assistant United 
States District Attorney, Deputy Attorney-General of Utah, 
First Lieutenant of the Utah Vol. Cavalry in the Spanish- 
American War, Colonel and Judge Advocate on the Gov- 
ernor's Staff, a member of the Utah State Board of Cor- 
rection, a member of the Lower House of the Utah Legis- 
lature, and a member of the State Senate for two terms. 

To all his civic duties he brought a vigorous energy 
and a fine sense of public responsibility. 

In 1904 he was married to Miss Mabel Miner, daugh- 
ter of a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Utah ; also 
surviving him are his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Smith, and a 
sister, Mrs. Ira H. Lewis, both residing in Salt Lake City, 
and two brothers, Loyal I>. and DeWitt D. Smith, of Chi- 
cago, 111. 

Throughout a life well filled with opportunity for use- 
ful public service and with its earned rewards of honor, 
Companion Benner X. Smith was always guided by an 
aggressive spirit of loyalty to American institutions and 
ideals, thus faithfully carrying forward the high traditions 
of his inheritance from his distinguished father. 

He was elected to Companionship in the Loyal Legion, 
Nov. 7, 1901, through the Commandery of the State of IIH- 
nois, his friends in which are gratified by the testimonials 
to his well-spent life, and extend their sympathy to his 
relatives upon the loss of so worthy a husband, son and 

Philip S. Post, 
Thomas B. Fullerton, 
George B. Stadden, 



Captain One Hundred and Forty-seventh Illinois Infantry, United 

States Volunteers. Died at Dixon, Illinois, 

January 30, 1920. 

born in Conneautville, Crawford County, Pennsyl- 
vania, October 23, 1844, ^^^ died at the home of his son, 
H. U. Bardwell, January 30, 1920, in Dixon, Illinois. 

Companion Bardwell came \vith his parents to Prophets- 
town, Whiteside County, Illinois, in 1853, and in the year 
1864 went to Dixon to commence the study of law. While 
engaged in his studies the call of December 19, 1864, came 
for ten regiments from Illinois to serve for one year, and 
for the first of these regiments, the 147th \^olunteer In- 



fantry, he at once commenced to raise a company in which 
he enhsted, February lo, 1865. Upon its organization as 
Company G of that regiment he was elected as its Captain, 
in which capacity he served with honor until his muster out 
at Savannah, Georgia, January 20, 1866, and the final pay- 
ment and discharge of the regiment at Springfield, lUinois, 
February 8, 1866. The entire service of the regiment was 
in Georgia where its duties were efficiently performed. On 
May 12, 1865, General Wofiford, commanding the rebel 
forces in northern Georgia, surrendered his command to 
General H. M. Judah, the brigade commander, at Kings- 
ton, and the officers of the 147th regiment aided in the 
parolement at Rome of the 10,000 Confederates compris- 
ing the last remnant of the armies of the South. 

Companion Bardwell was appointed as Provost Mar- 
shal of the First Brigade, Second Separate Division, Army 
of the Cumberland, to which the regiment was attached, and 
served in that capacity until the Brigade organization was 
dissolved, October 16, 1865. He was also detailed by Gen. 
J. B. Steedman, commanding the Department of Georgia, 
for duty at Savannah in the ''Bureau of Freedmen 
Refuges and Abandoned Lands." Under this detail he pre- 
sided over the court established to enforce police regula- 
tions among freedmen and to protect them in their new 
relations with the whites, and served in this capacity until 
the muster-out of the regiment. 

Upon his return to Dixon at the conclusion of his serv- 
ice Captain Bardwell again took up his law studies and 
was admitted to the bar, September 24, 1867. He imme- 
diately commenced the practice of law at Rochelle, Illinois, 
but impaired health caused him to relinquish his work, and 
he returned to Dixon. He engaged in the publication of 
newspapers in that city until 1871 when he retired there- 
from and resumed the law business, in which he was sue- 


cessful. He served as State's Attorney of Lee County and 
later for a number of years as Master in Chancery. 

Captain Bardwell and Miss Clara Utley of Dixon were 
united in marriage, November i6, 1871. There were three 
sons born to this union, only one of whom, Henry Utley 
Bardwell, now survives. Mrs. Bardwell died March 30, 
1897, leaving to her loving husband and son the memory 
of a noble woman — a devoted wife and mother. 

During his later years Captain Bardwell was obliged 
to carefully guard his tenure of life and passed most of his 
winters in the South. He was in Florida last December 
where he expressed his appreciation of the climate in the 
following lines upon a card received by a member of this 
Committee last Christmas : 

"Some folks say it aint no winter 

Where the grass and flowers grow, 
Aint no fun without some skating and 
The ground aint got no snow. 
But, by gum, 
I like it better, 
If the sun be ninety-three. 
You can have your ice and skating 
Florida will do for me." 

A few days afterwards he was suddenly stricken and 
his son went to Florida and brought the father home where 
he tarried but a short time before entering upon his final 

In the active years of the life of Captain Bardwell he 
was a potent force in the community in which he resided. 
He was always high-minded and gentle in his bearing. He 
was in favor of all measures designed to benefit and was 
firmly opposed to evil in all its phases. Reared in the calm 
of the country away from the hurrying crowds he acquired 
the habit of cool and deliberate judgment and a mental 
poise that made him notable among his fellowmen. It can 


with all earnestness be truly said that he was of the highest 
type of American citizenship. He had the pure heart of 
a child and was lovable all his days. 

In the land of eternal rest in which he is now sojourning 
may his vision be extended to embrace his loving comrades 
and friends yet tarrying upon the near shore of the Stygian 

Charles Bent^ 

William Newton Danks, 

John Cooper Durgin^ 



Captain First Illinois Light Artillery, United States Volunteers 
Died at Chicago, Illinois, January sr, ig20. 

OUR late Companion, Captain John Chamberlain Neely, 
was born in Belvidere, 111., August 28, 1840, and died 
at Chicago, January 31, 1920, leaving a son, John Crosby 
Neely, and daughter, Carrie B. Neely, to mourn his loss. 

In 1869 he engaged in the banking business as cashier 
of the Merchants National Bank, Chicago, until 1902, when 
he became secretary of the Corn Exchange National Bank, 
until he resigned in 1913. 

In 1913 he was elected Commander of the Illinois Com- 
mandery, following his service as Treasurer for twenty- 
five terms. 



His military record is an enviable one. On February i, 

1862, he entered the service as Sergeant in Company I, ist 
Illinois Light Artillery, and soon after was promoted 2nd 
Lieutenant, to date from February i, 1862. On June 16, 

1863, was commissioned ist Lieutenant, and on February 
10, 1864, was promoted Captain. Honorably mustered out 
of service, July 26, 1865, at close of the war. 

During his long service he took part in the battles of 
Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg Campaign, Nashville, and many 
minor engagements, in which he was honorably mentioned 
for gallantry. 

In his death we have lost a Companion loved and re- 
spected by all. 

To his beloved son and daughter this Commandery ten- 
ders its sincere and heartfelt sympathy. 

John T. McAuley, 
John Young, 
William P. Wright, 



Captain Scz^enteenth Illinois Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Aledo, Illinois, February 7, 1920. 

/^APTAIN WILLIAM A. LORIMER, a Companion of 
^^ the Loyal Legion of the United States of America, a 
member of the Commandery of the State of Illinois and a 
member of Warren Shedd Post, No. 262, Dept. of Illinois, 
Grand Army of the Republic, died in Aledo, Illinois, Feb- 
ruary 7, 1920. 

He was born, August 13, 1840, at Perth, Scotland, and 
entered the service as Sergeant Co. I, 17th Regiment, 111. 
Infantry, April 25, i86r, at Keithsburg, 111. He was mus- 
tered into the United States service. May 25, 1861, at Pe- 
oria, 111.; was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, July 8, 1862; 



to Captain, April 5, 1863, and continued in this capacity 
until the expiration of the term of enlistment. He was 
mustered out on the 4th day of June, 1864, at Springfield, 

Capt. Lorimer, with his regiment, was with Gen. John 
Pope in his occupation of N. E. Missouri, then with Gen. 
John C. Fremont at St. Louis, Mo., and accompanied his 
expedition to Bird's Point, Mo., and on to Pilot Knob, Mo. 

Then he, with his regiment, under Gen. B. M. Prentice, 
marched to Cape Girardeau, Mo., occupied Elliott Mills, 
Ky., and afterward erected Ford Holt, opposite Cairo. 

The regiment was again sent to Cape Girardeau, Mo., 
was engaged in the battle of Fredericktown, Mo., October 
21, 1861. 

He was at Ft. Donelson, Tenn., February 12 to 16, 1862, 
being slightly wounded, February 13. He was at Shiloh, 
April 6 and 7, 1862, and wounded in both legs on the 7th. 
He was at the siege of Corinth, Miss., in the battles of luka 
and Hatchie River ; through the campaign up to the siege 
and capture of Vicksburg, where he received severe con- 
cussion from a bursting shell causing an injury for Hfe; 
and was with Gen. Sherman on the Meridian raid in Feb- 
ruary, 1864. 

His regiment was a part of the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Divi- 
sion, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tenn. 

During the period of the war Captain "Lorimer served 
long and well and his popularity with his comrades of those 
days was not less than with his comrades of the Grand 

Immediately after the war he took a commercial course, 
then returned to Keithsburg, 111., and served as a clerk with 
a dry goods firm until in 1868 he was elected Clerk of the 
Circuit Court of Mercer County, Illinois, which office he 
jfilled until 1876. Then it was that he entered into the dry 
goods business, his life work. 


In 1877 he was appointed by Gov. Cullom as a member 
of his staff, and in 1892 he represented the loth Congres- 
sional District of IlHnois in the Republican National Con- 
vention in Minneapolis. He prepared for compilation 
in connection with "The Historical Encyclopedia of Illi- 
nois," an authentic record of his county entitled, 'The His- 
tory of Mercer County." 

In 1868 Captain Lorimer was married to Orpha Jean 
Calhoun. Of the five children born to them, only one, Mrs. 
Bernice Blake of Chicago, survives with the wife. 

Capt. Lorimer was a familiar figure in his home town ; 
a friend to both young and old, with a cheery greeting for 
each, characteristic even when last among his townsmen. 
Of Scotch birth he typified the Scotch strength of character, 
always true to his convictions of life, steadfast for right and 

His was the life of a patriot, a loyal, public-spirited citi- 
zen, a Christian gentleman; his an influence that should 
long live in the lives of those who called him comrade and 

Archibald Allen Rice, 
Hugh Demorest Bowker, 
Charles Henry Robinson, 



First Lieutenant Seventh Ohio Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Chicago, Illinois, March 3, ip20. 

Chicago, March 3, 1920. 
He enlisted at Cleveland, Ohio, April 21, 1861, as a 
private in Co. B, 7th Regt. of Ohio Vol. Inf., for the period 
of three months. 

In June, 1861, he re-enlisted as private in Co. B, 7th 
Regt. Ohio Vol. Inf., by reason of reorganization of same 
regiment, for the period of three years. 

He was commissioned Second Lieutenant, June 18, 1861. 
Was commissioned First Lieutenant, Feb. 20, 1862, and 
transferred to Co. H. 



He was appointed aide-de-camp on the staff of Brig.- 
Gen. E. B. Tyler and served about a year from Aug. 25, 

He participated in the following battles : Cross Lanes, 
W. Va. ; Fayetteville, Strasburg, Winchester, Front Royal, 
Port Republic and Cedar Mountain, at which battle he was 

When Gen. Tyler was assigned to another branch of the 
service, Lieut. Eaton was returned to his regiment. Soon 
after (Aug. 9, 1862) he was wounded at the battle of Cedar 
Mountain. He was discharged from the service on ac- 
count of disability from wounds received in service, No- 
vember 6, 1862. 

After a long illness he died at his home, 5435 Ingleside 
avenue, Chicago. 

Companion Eaton was elected a member of the Com- 
mandery, March 3, 1904, and was an honored member of 
the organization, his Insignia being No. 14226. 

Duncan C. Milner, 
Charles E. Baker, 
Milton H. Wilson, 



Brigadier General United States Army. Died at Baltimore, Mary- 
land, March 8, 1920. 

BORN at Murphysboro, Illinois, May 9, 1848. 
Elected an Original Companion of the Order 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, June 3, 
1885. Insignia No. 3857. 

Died at No. 312 Woodlawn Road, Roland Park, Balti- 
more, Maryland, March 8, 1920. 

Register of Service : P2ntered the U. S. Volunteers 
(100-day service) as private Co. F, 145th 111. Inf., May 
22, 1864. Was honorably discharged therefrom, Septem- 
ber, 23, 1864. Was appointed a Cadet, U. S. Military Acad- 
emy, September i, 1867. Graduated therefrom, June 12, 



1871, and assigned to 17th U. S. Infantry. Promoted First 
Lieutenant, August 4, 1876. Promoted Captain, May 2, 
1892. Promoted to Major of Infantry at large, January 
\y, 1901. To Lieutenant Colonel, August 15, 1903. To 
Inspector-General, March 29, 1904. To Colonel of In- 
fantry, May 4, i'907. To Brigadier-General, February 17, 
1908. Retired from active service, May 9, 191 2, by opera- 
tion of law (Section i. Act of June 30, 1882). 

History of Service : General Brush served his hundred 
days of volirtitary service honorably and well. He grad- 
uated with honors at West Point. Soon after came the 
strenuous days^ of trans-continental railroad building and 
the guarding of construction against hostile Indians, and in 
numerous Indian compaigns in which our late Companion 
distinguished himself a number of times. He also took 
part in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine in- 
surrection, and was subsequently retired after more than 
forty years' service. 

He was the son of the late Colonel Donald H. Brush, 
i8th Illinois Infantry, U. S. V., a gallant Union veteran of 
the Civil War, who resigned, Aug. 21, 1863. Mrs. Har- 
riet Rapp Brush, his widow, and two sons, Mr. Daniel H. 
Brush of Chicago, Major Rapp Brush, U. S. Army, and 
a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Deems, wife of Colonel Clarence 
Deems, U. S. A., retired, survive him, and to these rela- 
tives the Commandery of the State of Illinois tender their 
heartfelt sympathy and to him — Hail and Farewell. 

William L. Cadle^ 
Martin D. Hardin, 
Hugh D. Bowker, 



Succession Companion of the First Class. Died at Oak Park, 
nois, March lo, 1920. 


ANOTHER companion of our commandery has been 
added to the Hst of deceased members. 
We offer this tribute to his memory. 
John Corson Smith, Jr., was born at Galena, Illinois, 
September 26, 1869, and died at Oak Park, March 10, 1920. 
Soon after the war with Germany began he tried to 
enroll in The First Officers' Training Camp at Ft. Sheridan, 
but was not accepted. 

He then engaged with the Grain Corporation where he 
was employed for nearly three years. 



We quote from "The Riverside Illinois News" of March 

'Triends were sadly shocked to hear of the death of 
John Corson Smith, Jr., at his home, 227 Clinton Avenue, 
Oak Park, on last Monday after a short fight with the arch 
enemy pneumonia. 

'The family lived in Riverside for about twenty-three 
years and gathered many warm and loving friends by their 
sincere and cordial hospitality, and much regret was felt 
and expressed when they sold their home and moved to 
Oak Park about two years ago. 

"Mr. Smith was one of the Village Trustees for several 
years and accomplished many reforms in our police and fire 
services. He was most enthusiastic and his energy was 
ever an inspiration to those working with him. 

"Mr. Smith was the son and namesake of the late Gen- 
eral John Corson Smith, of civil war fame. 

"With his wife and baby daughter, Marion Ruth, he 
came to Riverside a quarter of a century ago. One son, 
John Corson Smith, third, was born here." 

Mr. Smith attended the Presbyterian Church, and was 
a Thirty-third degree Mason. 

His burial took place at Galena, where both he and his 
wife, Lucy Sprat Smith, were born. He was laid to rest 
in the family lot in the old cemetery with full honors by 
the Knights Templars. 

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, daughter, son and 
two brothers, Robert Smith, who lives in California, and 
Samuel Smith of Chicago. 

"The great glory of a free born people is to transmit 
that freedom to their sons." 

Anson Tyler Hemingway, 
Howard Baker, 
Wallace Donelson Rumsey, 


First Lieutenant First Michigan Light Artillery, United States Vol- 
unteers. Died at Evanston, Illinois, April lo, ig20. 

A GAIN we mourn the loss of a loved companion, a 
-^ ^ comrade and brave soldier, an able and just judge, a 
good citizen, and a worthy American, Christian man. 

Richard Stanley Tuthill, the subject of this brief memoir, 
was born in Vergennes, Jackson County, Illinois, Novem- 
ber lo, 1841, and died at his home, 13 16 Lake Street, Evans- 
ton, April 10, 1920. His parents were Daniel B. Tuthill 
and Sally Strong Tuthill, who migrated from their home 
in Vergennes, Vermont, and settled in Jackson County, Illi- 
nois, in 1829. Moses, in his Illinois "Historical and Sta- 
tistical," published in 1892, says: 



"Private schools were very rare in an early day in this 
State. Among them was one taught by Professor Daniel 
B. Tuthill, in Jackson County, as early as 1835. Coming 
to Illinois in 1829 he settled on the prairie which subse- 
quently bore his name. He was a gentleman of fine at- 
tainments and those who attended his classical school, among 
whom were many prominent men of the State, all have 
spoken highly of his ability as a teacher." 

Companion Tuthill was educated in the public schools 
of Jackson County, at his father's school, and completed 
his education at Middlebury College, Vermont, where he 
graduated in 1863. He then took up the study of the law, 
but, answering the demands of his imperilled country, he 
laid down his books and in the early part of April, 1864, 
he enlisted in Battery H, ist Michigan Light Artillery, and 
on the 25th of that month was commissioned Second Lieu- 
tenant of that Battery, and served with it as such in all its 
subsequent engagements, participating with it in the engage- 
ment at Big Shanty, June 15, 1864; Lost Mountain; Kene- 
saw; Nickajack Creek; Peach Tree Creek; Siege of At- 
lanta ; Jonesboro, Lovejoy Station ; and Nashville, a portion 
of the time acting as the commanding officer of the Battery. 
On January i, 1865, he was promoted to a first lieutenancy, 
and until May 29, 1865, at the close of the war, when he 
resigned and received an honorable discharge, he served 
in that capacity. It is said of him that he was a brave and 
diligent officer, always willing and ready to perform the 
duties required of him. 

Soon after his discharge from the Army, he took up his 
residence in Nashville, Tennessee, and resumed his study 
of the law, and was admitted to the Bar late in the year 
1866. In 1867 he was elected District Attorney of the Cir- 
cuit Court of Nashville, and served as such until the year 


In 1873 he moved to Chicago and engaged in the prac- 


tice of his profession. In the year 1875 he was elected City 
Attorney of the City of Chicago and served as such for 
four years. In 1884 he was appointed United States Dis- 
trict Attorney for the Northern District of IlHnois, and 
served nearly three years. In 1887 he was elected Judge 
of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, and served 
as such from that time until the position became vacant by 
his death, a period of thirty-three years, discharging the 
important duties of that high office with intelligence, dili- 
gence and fidelity. In that service he was esteemed by all 
who knew him, as a painstaking and just judge, one who 
was particularly insistent that the scales of justice were 
truly balanced. He founded the Child's or Juvenile Court 
and the St. Charles Home for Boys. 

Our companion was elected an original companion of the 
first class of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the 
United States, through the Commandery of the State of 
Illinois, January 7, 1880, his insignia being 2003. He was 
also an honored member of the Society of the Army of the 
Tennessee; of the Grand Army of the Republic and of the 
Grand Army and Memorial Hall Association. He was a 
32d degree Mason, and a member of the Episcopal church. 
A brave soldier, a good citizen, a hearty and generous 
comrade and companion, a faithful official, and good Chris- 
tian has gone to his rest, leaving hosts of friends who will 
cherish his memory. 

He left surviving him Mrs. Richard Tuthill, his widow; 
Mrs. Thomas H. Sidley, Mrs. J. M. Fiske, Mrs. James 
Linen and Mrs. W. P. Dickerson, his daughters ; and Rich- 
ard Stanley Tuthill, Jr., his son, to all of whom this Com- 
mandery extends its heartfelt sympathy. 

Thomas E. Milchrist^ 
W. L. Barnum, 
Orett L. Munger, 



Born at Chicago, Illinois, May 29, 1870. Died at Nezv York City, 
New York, April 22, i<)20. 

ONLY son of Companion First Lieut, and Asst. Surgeon 
Daniel Webster Bosley, U. S. Volunteers. 
Elected a Companion of the Second Class through the 
Commandery of the State of Illinois, December 10, 1897. 
and later a Succession Companion. Insignia No. 11656. 



Captain Fifth Michigan Cavalry United States Volunteers. Died 
at Chicago, Illinois, May 4, 1920. 

River Junction, Vermont, on the loth day of Septem- 
ber, 1836, and died in Chicago, May 4, 1920. His parents 
were of sturdy New England stock; his father, Edward 
Pratt Harris, being a native of Massachusetts, and his 
mother, Ehzabeth Sanborn Gillett, a native of Vermont. 

His father evidently came to Vermont at an early day, 
as he graduated at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, 
only four miles from his home, in 1826. At that time every 
college graduate was expected to enter a profession, and 
the father studied law and was admitted to practice in 1832, 



having had something to do with the estabhshnient of an 
academy at Bradford, Vt., which has always maintained a 
high reputation. After practicing law at White River Junc- 
tion (now in the town of Hartford) for five years, Mr. 
Harris moved to Rochester, Mich., which was then on the 
frontier, arriving there, Sept. 20, 1837, when our Companion 
was one year of age. This was the family home until 1868, 
and our Companion was educated in the public schools and 
academy, but a delicate constitution prevented him from con- 
tinuing his studies further. 

As a boy Lieut. Harris manifested a decided bent to- 
wards mechanics. He was fond of tools, and at the age of 
twelve made a very acceptable model of a steam engine. 
Being of such an inventive turn of mind his father con- 
sented to his going back to his native village at 16 years of 
age, where he entered the shop of A. Latham & Co., to 
learn the trade of a machinist in their locomotive works. 
This company failed the next year, when he returned to 
Michigan and was a locomotive engineer while still a minor. 
He started a business on his own account when twenty 
years of age, and at twenty-two was married to Sarah H. 
Richardson. He continued in business till the call by Presi- 
dent Lincoln for additional troops in 1862, and enlisted 
Aug. 14th in that year, assisting in raising Co. A of the 5th 
Michigan Cavalry, of which he became 2nd Lieutenant, 
being afterwards promoted to ist Lieutenant. The regi- 
ment became a part of the famous Michigan Brigade, con- 
sisting of the 1st, 5th, 6th and 7th regiments, which after 
several months of scouting and picket service came under 
the command of General George A. Custer, a native of 
Michigan, and under whose brilliant leadership both as 
Brigade and Division Commander, did conspicuous service 
until the surrender at Appomattox. In the successful raid 
under Col. Ulric Dahlgren for the purpose of releasing the 
prisoners confined in Libby Prison, Lieut. Harris was in 


command of a detachment of twenty-five men from his regi- 
ment. In a charge on a body of rebels, March 2, 1864, the 
Heutenant was badly wounded in the shoulder and had his 
collar bone broken. He kept with the detachment for sev- 
eral miles, when they encountered another body of rebels 
in ambush, and were forced to surrender to superior num- 
bers. Lieut. Harris was taken to Libby Prison, where he 
remained till Dec. 10, 1864, when he was exchanged, and 
on April 17, 1865, was discharged for wounds received in 

Col. Dahlgren was mortally wounded and died on the 
field. While being taken to prison, Lieut. Harris learned 
that he had been tried by Drumhead Court Martial and sen- 
tenced to be hung on the charge of having ordered a house 
sacked and burned on this raid, but through the intervention 
of parties whose property he had protected, the sentence was 
never carried out. 

After his discharge, Lieut. Harris engaged in the manu- 
facture of steam engines and boilers in Washington, D. C, 
till 1873. In 1871 his wife died, and in 1872 he married 
Sarah S. Ladd, of Wilbraham, Mass. In 1873 he removed 
to Chicago, and in spite of obstacles that would have over- 
whelmed a man of less determination, having twice lost 
everything by dishonest or scheming partners, eventually 
succeeded in his business of manufacturing machinists' 
tools and gained and retained a high reputation for honesty 
and fair dealing, which enabled him to obtain a competency. 
Genial, optimistic, friendly, he was faithful to his home, 
to his duties as a citizen and to his church, and died as he 
had lived, an ardent patriot and consistent Christian. He 
left a widow, Sarah L. Harris, and two children, Charles S. 
Harris and Mrs. Louis S. Clarke. 

Edward D. Redington; 
Robert C. Knaggs, 
John Young, 



Companion of the Second Class. Died at Chicago, Illinois, May g, 


HENRY DELCAR WRIGHT, Companion of the Sec- 
ond Class and son of Companion Captain William P. 
Wright, died at Chicago, 111., May 9, 1920. 

He was born at Napierville, Du Page county, Illinois, 
on May 2y, 1875, and at the age of eleven years came with 
his parents to Chicago. He was educated at the Mosely and 
Douglas public schools and was graduated from the Manual 
Training School. 

His membership in the Order dates from October 8, 
1896, Insignia No. 11574, Commandery No. 813, and was 



derived through his father, Captain WilHam P. Wright, 
who survives him. 

During his business career he was connected with the 
firms of H. N. Hurley, Bartlett & Frazier, and J. Rosen- 
baum Grain Company. 

Having a fine voice, he sang for many years in the Grace 
Episcopal Church Choir, and for a shorter period with the 
Mendelssohn Club. 

He was a constant attendant at the meetings of the Com- 
mandery, until, in the midst of an active life, he was stricken, 
nearly ten years ago, with paralysis agitans, which soon 
rendered him a helpless invalid, and, on May 20th last, he 
succumbed to a brief attack of pneumonia. 

The Commandery tenders its sincere sympathy to Cap- 
tain and Mrs. Wright. 

Edward R. Blake, 
W. T. Hapeman, 
Edward P. Bailey, 



First Lieutenant Thirty-sixth Massachusetts Infantry, United States 

Volunteers. Died at Brookline, Massachusetts, 

June 6, 1920. 

^T^HE following sketch of the life of the late George W. 
-•- Harwood is compiled, in the main, from a tribute by 
Dr. Charles B. Johnson, of Champaign: 

''I wonder if this community fully realizes what it has 
lost in the death of George Harwood? I can but thinjc 
it does. 

'Those who knew him best realized that he had a very 
high sense of right and justice, and that he fully Hved up 
to his ideal of both. 

"With possibly one or two exceptions he had been in 



business longer than any other man in our city, and in 
all that time, perhaps, no one had been a party to more 
transactions than he. Nevertheless, in all of these business 
matters with which he had to do, no man can say truth- 
fully that George Harwood wronged him. 

''Indeed, so just and fair-minded was he in his ideals and 
in all his dealings that it had come to be the custom for 
scores of our citizens to go to him for counsel and advice, 
and in most instances the advice given would be followed 
to the letter. 

"What a record ! What a reputation to leave behind as 
a priceless legacy to his friends ! Furthermore, George 
Harwood was a great moral force in the community. Mod- 
est, kindly, instinctively a gentleman, he wielded a quiet 
influence for good that many a noisy, wordy enthusiast 
might well envy. 

''George Harwood holds a fine record as a Civil War 
soldier. His regiment, the 36th Massachusetts, was at- 
tached to the Army of the Potomac, and this means much ; 
for everyone familiar with Civil War history realizes what 
the Army of the Potomac was up against. During the 
Vicksburg campaign in 1863 the Ninth Corps was tempo- 
rarily transferred to that field of action and there rendered 
most important and valuable service, taking part in the 
battles at Vicksburg and at Jackson, Miss., where Lieut. 
Harwood was wounded, July 12, 1863 — thence to Kentucky 
and East Tennessee, through that campaign, in the battles 
of Blue Springs, Lenore Station and Campbell Station, in 
which action Lieut. Harwood was again wounded, Nov. 
16, 1863 — thence to the Siege of Knoxville, Tenn., and in 
March, 1864, returned to Washington, D. C, and re-entered 
the Army of the Potomac. With his regiment, Lieut. Har- 
wood served three years and did not quit the service till 
the last enemy of his country had surrendered. He en- 
listed as a private and won a First Lieutenancy through 


meritorious service. Colonel Nodine Post will miss him. 
Indeed, all Civil War veterans who knew him will mourn 
the loss of their fallen comrade. 

''But perhaps George Harwood will be missed nowhere 
more than in the First Presbyterian church of this city, 
wherein he had for a great many years given most efficient 
service as clerk of the session. Finally, it is not too much 
to say that everyone recognized in George Harwood the 
very highest type of the Christian gentleman." 

He was elected a Companion of the Military Order of 
the Loyal Legion of the United States through the Com- 
mandery of the State of Illinois, May 7, 1908, Insignia No. 
1 5701. His Companions will miss the presence of a man 
so courtly and loyal. 

Edward Bailey, 
Stephen Alfred Forbes, 
Charles Albert Kiler, 



Second Lieutenant Eighth lUinois Cavalry, United States Volun- 
teers. Died at Rockford, Illinois, June 8, 1920. 

"D ORN at Owen, Illinois, April 19, 1842. 
-■-^ Elected an Original Companion of the Order 

through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, Decem- 
ber 12, 1889. Insignia No. 7555. 

Died at Rockford, Illinois, June 8, 1920. 

Register of Service: Entered the service as a Private 
in Company L, 8th Illinois Cavalry, for three years, Sep- 
tember 26, 1 861. Promoted Sergeant same company, 
November 29, 1863. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 
same company and regiment, February 23, 1865, to rank 
as such from December 28, 1864. Mustered March 14, 



1865, at \\'ashington, D. C. Mustered out July 17, 1865, ^t 
Benton Barracks, Missouri. 

History of Service : This regiment was ordered to 
Washington, D. C, October 13, 1861, and our Companion 
served with it in all the campaigns of the Army of the 
Potomac, commencing with the advance on Manassas, in 
April, 1862. Ordered to the Peninsula May 4, 1862, and 
was engaged in the following battles : Williamsburg, May 
24, 1862; Mechanicsville, June 26, 1862; Seven Days' Fight 
Before Richmond, August 4, 1862; and the second battle 
of Malvern Hill. From thence to Washington and engaged 
in the second battle of Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam 
and Martinsburg, where our Companion was wounded. 
He soon joined his company and was engaged in the fol- 
lowing battles : Frederickburg, June 9, 1863 ; Beverly 
Ford, June 21, 1863; Fort Stevens, D. C, July ir, 1864, 
where he was again wounded, and lost an arm. Was in the 
pursuit of the assassin Booth, in Maryland, May, 1865. 

Civil Record: Companion Lee joined Nevius Post, G. 
A. R. No. I, Rockford, in 1870. Was several times a mem- 
ber of the Department Council of Administration. In 1919 
he was elected Senior Vice Department Commander, and 
died in office. He is survived by one son, Guy Lee, of 
Bellevue, Idaho, to whom the Illinois Commandery of the 
Loyal Legion extend its sympathy. 

Henry K. Wolcott, 
Henry A. Pearsons, 
Edward D. Redington, 



Lieutenant-C olonel First Vermont Cavalry, United States Volun- 
teers. Died at Northfield, Massachusetts, June 21, ig20. 

JOHN WESLEY BENNETT, a member of this Com- 
mandery since 1906, was born in Westmoreland, N. H., 
January 31, 1837, and died at Northfield, Mass., June 21, 

Our Companion was married in 1871 to a daughter of 
John Frink, of Austin, 111., who died twelve years before 
her husband, and because of her death Col. Bennett after- 
wards resided in Massachusetts with his daughter almost 
continuously till his death. He was, therefore, not well 
known to most of the members of this Commandery, but 
from his long residence in Austin he was known in Grand 



Army circles and was at one time Commander of Kilpatrick 
Post of this city. 

Col. Bennett enlisted at the first call of President Lin- 
coln for troops in April, 1861, in the ist Vermont Inf., a 
three months' regiment, but was rejected because of an 
injury on his right foot. 

In September, 1861, he enlisted in Co. D, ist V^ermont 
Cavalry at its organization, as private. Was promoted to 
1st Lieutenancy Oct. 15, 1861 ; to Captain of same Com- 
pany, Oct. 30, 1862; to Major of the Regiment about June 
I, 1863, and to Lieutenant-Colonel, June 4, 1864. A little 
later he came into command of the regiment, and was mus- 
tered out, Nov. 18, 1864. 

He was continuously with the regiment, during its en- 
tire service, which was a notable one in the Army of the 
Potomac, being for a long time in the famous brigade com- 
manded by General George A. Custer, the other regiments 
composing it being from Michigan, and the brigade was 
often designated the Michigan Brigade. 

The regiment participated in seventy-five battles and 
skirmishes and particularly distinguished itself at Gettys- 
burg in the unfortunate charge under Col. Farnsworth, 
commanding the Brigade, who was killed. It was in all the 
battles in Grant's advance towards Richmond in 1864, and 
its Colonel, Preston, was killed at Yellow Tavern, May 11, 

Col. Bennett was in more than fifty of the engagements 
of the regiment, four of the horses he rode into action were 
wounded, one being killed. He, himself, was seriously 
wounded once. Shortly after being mustered out, our Com- 
panion was admitted to the bar in Vermont and after- 
wards took the full course in the Albany Law School, being 
a classmate of President McKinley. He was admitted to 
the Ilhnois bar in 1867 and was in active practice of his 
profession in Chicago for more than twenty years. 


In 1885 he settled in Austin, which was then a suburb 
of Chicago, and sparsely settled, and together with his 
father-in-law, was largely instrumental in transforming the 
prairie land to valuable city property. 

He was twice president of the Cicero Town Board, and 
served a term as one of the West Park Commissioners. He 
left one son, Maj. J. W. F. Bennett, also a Companion of 
the Order, of New York City, and two daughters, Mrs. 
Dudley Taylor, of Wilmette, 111., and Mrs. A. F. Bennett, 
of Northfield, Mass. 

These children can well be proud of the record of such 
a father, who served his country in war as a brave soldier, 
an officer who demonstrated his capacity for leadership by 
regular promotion from private to the command of his 
regiment; as a successful lawyer and a pubHc spirited citi- 
zen, and who passed away in a ripe old age with no linger- 
ing illness — ''God's finger touched him and he slept." 

Edward D. Redington, 
William L. Cadle, 
Anson T. Hemingway, 


Hereditary Companion. Died at Winnetka, Illinois, June 2^, 1920. 

PHILIP SIDNEY POST was born at Vienna, Austria, 
November 10, 1869, where his father. Brevet Brigadier 
General PhiHp S. Post, was then Consul General for the 
United States. He died at Winnetka, Illinois, June 27, 1920, 
survived by his widow, Janet Greig Post ; his sister, Mrs. 
James C. Simpson, of Galesburg, Illinois, and his brother. 
Major WilHam S. Post, of Los Angeles, California. 

This son of a distinguished officer of the Union Army 
graduated from Knox College in 1887 with the degree of 
A. B. ; and in 1891 from the National University Law 
School of Washington, D. C, with the degree of LL.B. 
Soon after this he entered the practice of law in Galesburg, 
his home city; and in 1898 was elected County Judge. In 



1907 he removed to Chicago and entered the Legal De- 
partment of the International Harvester Company, becom- 
ing General Counsel in 1910 and Vice President in 1919. 
Judge Post was not only an able lawyer, but also won dis- 
tinction in the executive and administrative duties in the 
service of this great corporation, particularly in developing 
its industrial relations plan. 

He was much interested in publicity and educational 
work. For many years he was trustee of his Alma Mater, 
Knox College, and took an active part in its 1920 com- 
mencement. Public affairs, newspapers, and social rela- 
tions felt the impress of his genial personality and his vig- 
orous mind. His varied talents made firm friends in all 
the circles of his acquaintance. He was a member of the 
Congregational Church, of the Union League Club, the 
University, Hamilton, City and Law Clubs. He served 
the Y. M. C. A. in several capacities. His life's work was 
one of noble service to his fellows. 

Our Companion was an ardent patriot. His ancestry, 
education and environment, all contributed to the develop- 
ment of this commendable quality. In December, 1895, 
but a few months after his father's death, he was elected 
to membership in the Illinois Commandery of the Loyal 
Legion, in which he served as a valued and faithful Com- 
panion to the time of his early demise. A year or two 
later he became a member of Camp 100, Sons of Veterans, 
U. S. A., and was an efficient worker in that patriotic order. 
In all the relations of life, he was awake to every private 
and public obligation, freely exercising his splendid abili- 
ties to promote the welfare of all with whom he came in 

William Thorne Church, 
John Donald Black, 
John Thaw Stockton, 



Lieutenant-C olonel Fifth United States Colored Cavalry. 
Evanston, Illinois, July 5, ig20. 

Died at 

HENRY MARTYN KIDDER was born in Rio de Ja- 
neiro, Brazil, May 12, 1839, and died at Evanston, 
Illinois, July 5, 1920. His father. Rev. Daniel P. Kidder, 
was a missionary of the Methodist Church in Brazil at the 
time of Col. Kidder's birth, but at the death of the for- 
mer's wife in 1840, he returned to the United States and 
became a member of the New Jersey Conference in which 
he held a connection till 1856 when, on the establishment 
of the Garrett Biblical Institute at Evanston, 111., he was 
called to a professorship in that institution, and thereafter 
our companion's residence was in that city continuously 



until his death, and for more than a generation he hved 
in the same house in which he died. 

The Northwestern University was chartered at about 
the same time as the Biblical Institute, and young Kidder 
became a member of the first class (1859) and at the time 
of his death was the oldest living graduate and the last 
survivor of his class. He held large real estate interests 
and saw the small village of the sixties grow to a great edu- 
cational center and was a prominent factor in the early days 
of its development. 

Companion Kidder enlisted as a private in the 15th 
Illinois Cavalry in 1862, and was appointed captain, but 
never mustered. The regiment was consolidated with the 
14th Illinois Cavalry. In January, 1863, he enlisted in the 
First Arkansas Cavalry and was promoted to Second Lieu- 
tenant, April I, 1863, and to First Lieutenant, July i, 1863, 
being made adjutant of the regiment soon thereafter. In 
1864 he passed examination for a commission in the U. S. 
Colored troops and was mustered in as major, 5th U. S. 
Colored Cavalry, March 16, 1865, and mustered out at Lit- 
tle Rock, Ark., March 16, 1866. 

Under provision of the act of Congress, approved Feb- 
ruary 24, 1897, "he is held and considered to have been mus- 
tered into the service of the United States in the grade of 
Lieutenant-Colonel, to take efifect from January 20, 1866." 

He served in the Army of the Frontier in 1863 ^"d 1864, 
being in the battle of Fayetteville and in many skirmishes, 
and doing much scouting. While in the 5th Colored Cav- 
alry, he served under Maj. Gen. Canby at Brazos-de-San- 
tiago, Port Hudson, and Fort Morgan and under Gen. 
Palmer at Camp Nelson, Louisville, Ky. During the Spring 
of 1865, he had command of the district from Lexington, 
Ky., to the Ohio River, including all posts on Kentucky 
Central R. R. He was afterward ordered to Helena, Ark., 
where he was mustered out with the regiment. 


After the close of the war he became, in 1871, a mem- 
ber of the Chicago Board of Trade, and because of fail- 
ing health, sold his membership in 1916. A fellow member 
is quoted as saying that "he was respected for his integrity, 
good fellowship, high character and standing as a member 
of the Board." Physically a great invalid for four years 
preceding his death, his mentahty was unimpaired until the 
very last and he kept in touch with whatever was occurring 
in this country and in the war zone in Europe. Col. Kid- 
der had been a widower for many years and is survived 
by a son, Pancoast Kidder of Albany, N. Y., manager of 
the agency of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New 
York in that city, and a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Kidder- 
Auspacher of New York City. 

Edward D. Redington, 
Charles S. Bentley, 
Hugh D. Bowker, 



Hereditary Companion. Died at Highland Park, Illinois, July 14, 


born at Sterling, 111., February 14, 1866. He was the 
son of First Lieutenant Clinton Charles Buell, Regimental 
Quartermaster of the 14th Iowa Infantry, U. S. V., and 
Mary A. Niles, who became the soldier's wife at Hamilton, 
N. Y., July 21, 1853. Charles was the fourth son of this 
family. In 1892 he married Maud Lloyne, daughter of Dr. 
and Mrs. Temple Staughton Hoyne, of Chicago. He died 
at his residence on Laurel avenue, in Highland Park, 111., 
on July 14, 1920, leaving his widow, his daughter Frances 
Vedder Mullen, and First Lieut. Temple Hoyne Buell and 



Second Lieut. Charles Clinton Buell, Jr., his two sons who 
served their country in the American Expeditionary Forces 
in France in the World War, the first with the loist Trench 
Mortar Battery, 36th Division and the second with the 149th 
Field Artillery, 426. Division. Both are members of the 
Loyal Legion. 

Companion Buell was educated at the University of Illi- 
nois. In 1886 he came to Chicago and read law with his 
uncle, the late Ira W. Buell, was admitted to the bar of 
Cook County in 1888, and practiced in partnership with his 
uncle for many years. From 1905 to 1918, he was senior 
member of the firms of Dolph, Buell & Abbey and of Buell 
& Abbey. At the time of his death he was associated with 
Dayton Ogden. He represented many important interests 
and attained prominence in his profession. He was a mem- 
ber of the American, Illinois and Chicago Bar Associa- 
tions, The Law Club, Chicago Athletic Association, Iroquois 
Club and Exmoor Country Club. 

Companion Buell was gifted with a keen sense of humor, 
and a kindly disposition that endeared him to all his friends 
and acquaintances. His was a character of sterling worth 
and fine discipline that sought the right on every proposition. 
His sympathetic nature responded to every appeal of grief 
or misfortune. His patriotism, the heritage of a freedom 
loving ancestry, could brook no suspicion of disloyalty. He 
emulated the higher ideals of professional and social life. 
He was a real companion, earnest and loyal, friendly and 
true, beloved of all who knew him. 

William T. Church, 
Francis Coren Brown, 
James H. Smith, 



First Lieutenant and R. Q. M. Eighth Infantry, United States Col- 
ored Troops. Died at Chicago, Illinois, October i, 1920. 

OUR late Companion, First Lieutenant Oliver Willcox 
Norton, was born in Angelica, N. Y., December 17, 
1839, and died at his home in Chicago, October i, 1920. 
He received his education in Montrose Academy, Montrose, 

At the breaking out of the War of the Rebellion, he 
was living in Springfield, Pa., and enlisted in this town, 
April 19, 1861. The recruits from this place, and those of 
Girard, composed and became a part of the 75,000 called by 
President Lincoln for three months' service. After com- 
pleting this term of enlistment, the regiment to which he was 



attached was re-organized as the 83rd Regiment, Pennsyl- 
vania V^olunteers, entering the service of their country for 
three years, or during the war. Our beloved Companion 
served as a private soldier in this regiment from its organi- 
zation until November, 1863, when he was commissioned 
First Lieutenant 8th United States, Colored Troops, and 
served in that capacity until November, 1865, making a term 
of service of four years and eight months. From the begin- 
ning of his war service to its end he was a constant writer 
of letters to his home folks and others. Since the war these 
letters have been published in book form, revealing as they 
do, the high character and the unswerving loyalty of his 
great and noble soul ; they became a benediction to us all. 
What he was in his military life so was his civil record, bear- 
ing the best of fruit from early manhood till his Maker 
called him to enter into the Land of Eternal Sunshine. Dur- 
ing the war Companion Norton participated in twenty-six 
battles, among them Malvern Hill, 2nd Bull Run, Fred- 
ericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. In the latter 
the 83rd Penn., 44th New York, i6th Mich, and 20th Maine 
regiments constituting the Third Brigade, ist Division, 5th 
Corps, at a most critical moment, occupied Little Round 
Top, and with the aid of the 140th New York, at great cost, 
held and maintained that most important position against 
three desperate charges of the enemy, thus defeating Long- 
street's purpose to outflank and turn the extreme left of the 
Union line. 

In this battle, his duties as bugler and Acting Aide for 
Col. Strong Vincent, Brigade Commander, — until his mor- 
tal wound, and then for Col. James C. Rice, who succeeded 
in command — gave Companion Norton the finest opportu- 
nity to observe movements and changes in position by 
both Union and Confederate forces. This unusual experi- 
ence, coupled with subsequent close study of official reports 
and of descriptions by other writers, gave him an intimate 


knowledge of that part of the battle of Gettysburg, which 
centered on and about Little Round Top. Based on his per- 
sonal observation and other authenticated facts, our Com- 
panion prepared and published the book entitled "The At- 
tack and Defense of Little Round Top," a work of so much 
worth as to be recognized as a valuable contribution to the 
literature on the subject. 

His musical gifts made Companion Norton a ready in- 
terpreter of various bugle calls which, prepared by General 
Daniel Butterfield, Brigadier Commander, were first tried 
by our Companion, until satisfactory to the General, when 
they were adopted by him for use in his brigade. One of 
these, intended exclusively for his own brigade, was so dis- 
tinctive as to be easily recognized by neighboring troops, and 
on many an occasion proved to be a guide to practically 
all the regiments in the division. 

Prior to the Civil War, and until late in 1863, ''Taps" as 
printed in the old Army Tactics, was the signal given in 
the larger part of the Army, when lights were to be extin- 
guished and the night's rest begun. General Butterfield 
considered this call lacking in musical quality, and not appro- 
priate to the order which it conveyed. Summoning Norton, 
his bugler, he whistled a new tune and asked him to sound 
it for him. After repeated trials it was finally arranged to 
suit the General, and was accepted. This was conceded to 
be a fine improvement over the old call, and it was soon 
adopted by other commanders, until finally it has become 
the official call for 'Taps," and is printed in the present 
Tactics, and used in all of the armies in the United States. 

Our Companion's success as a business man was unusual. 
Shortly after the expiration of his army service he found 
employment as clerk in the Fourth National Bank of New 
York City, where he remained about three years. In 1869, 
with his brother, Edwin, Alton H. Fancher and David G. 
Fanning, he formed a partnership in Toledo, Ohio, as 


Norton & Fancher, manufacturers of cans and sheet metal 
goods. This was the beginning of the business which in 
December, 1870, was removed to Chicago. Two years later, 
Mr. Fancher retiring, the firm became Norton Bros., and 
under that title was incorporated in 1890. Five brothers 
were now interested in this growing enterprise. Norton 
Bros., pioneers of the industry, were the first to use auto- 
matic machinery (mostly invented by Mr. Edwin Norton), 
in place of hand labor, for making tin cans. The packing 
of fish, meats, fruits and other food products was then in its 
infancy. Norton Brothers, realizing its great possibilities, 
became pioneers in the manufacture of these containers and 
outgrowing their original plant at Maywood, 111., expanded 
by establishing subordinate companies in other cities. Our 
Companion, Oliver W. Norton, as president of Norton 
Bros., and an official and director in the allied corporations, 
was the financial and sales head and was largely responsible 
for the remarkable growth and prosperity which it enjoyed. 
Expanding business and growing competition led to the 
formation, in 1901, of a single large corporation known 
as the American Can Company. Companion Norton had 
a prominent part in the organization of this company, and 
but for the failure of his eyesight, several years before, 
would undoubtedly have taken a still larger part in its 
initial activities. Norton Bros., and all their allied com- 
panies, were taken over by the new combination, and our 
Companion retired from active business life. 

For many years he was a member of the Union League 
Club, and of the Kenwood Social Club. Exceptionally well 
posted on the history of the Civil War, he collected an ex- 
cellent library on that subject. 

On October 3, 1870, he was married to Miss Lucy 
Coit Fanning, of Brooklyn. To them were born five chil- 
dren — three of whom are now living — Ralph Hubbard, of 
Chicago, Elliott Saltonstall, of New York, and Strong Vin- 


cent, of Pontiac, Mich. The elder of these is a Companion 
of the MiHtary Order of the Loyal Legion of the United 
States, Commandery of Illinois. What a heritage is theirs ! 

Lieutenant Oliver Willcox Norton was elected a Com- 
panion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the 
United States, April 5, 1882, affihating through the Com- 
mandery of the State of Illinois, of which he was Com- 
mander for the year 1902-3. His Insignia is No. 2321. He 
was a member of George H. Thomas Post No. 5, G. A. R., 
Department of Illinois, and of the Western Society of the 
Army of the Potomac. 

Companion Norton's inherent desire to help others was 
manifested by his munificent contributions for the support 
of music here in Chicago and to libraries in distant places. 

The Commandery of the State of Illinois, is justly 
appreciative of his munificent contribution of $3,720 for 
the publication of three volumes of Memorials to deceased 
Companions. It is not for this we glory in our remem- 
brance of him, for the help he gave us — this was a mere 
incident typical of his character — the desire to do. How 
well Pope's fines apply to him: 

"Worth makes the man; 
The want of it the fellow." 

Closed is the earthly record of a useful citizen. We ex- 
tend our heartfelt sympathy to the members of his family. 

Walter R. Robbins, 
Orett L. Munger, 
Charles F. Hills, 



Capta'n Fifth Veteran Reserve Corps Infantry, United States Vol- 
unteers. Died at Champaign, Illinois, October 23, 1920. 

valued member of the Loyal Legion for many years, 
passed to his reward October 2:^, 1920, at his home in the 
City of Champaign, lUinois. 

The record of Captain Pingree's service to his country 
during and immediately after the Civil War is one in which 
the Legion takes just and sincere pride. He went out on the 
first call for volunteers as a private in Company G, Second 
New Hampshire Infantry. He was in the first battle of Bull 
Run, marching thence with his comrades forty miles to 
Washington. He then accompanied his regiment to Blan- 



densburgh, where it was brigaded under General Hooker; 
after which he went down the Potomac and worked in the 
trenches and on the forts at Yorktown under McClellan. 
Proceeding to WilHanisburg, his brigade met the; enemy, 
and fought from daylight until dark, much of the time 
hand to hand. He was there wounded by a volley from 
the Fourteenth Louisiana, the ball passing through his right 
arm between the wrist and elbow. He was taken from the 
field to Fortress Monroe, thence to Hampton Roads Hospi- 
tal, and from there to his home in New Hampshire, where 
he was discharged August 9, 1862, on account of this wound. 
On the 4th of September, 1862, he was commissioned 
Captain of Company G, Eleventh New Hampshire Infan- 
try. He was still suffering from his wound, but went 
to the front and at the battle of Fredericksburg was knocked 
unconscious by a piece of shell. A part of the same shell 
instantly killed George W. King, of the same company. 
Captain Pingree was with the regiment in Kentucky and 
in the Mississippi campaign, being at the Siege of Vicks- 
burg in the 9th A. C. and in the Battle of Jackson. His 
wounded arm causing serious trouble, he was detailed on 
court martial duty at Cincinnati. Later he was transferred 
to the command of Company 1, Fifth Regiment Veteran 
Reserve Corps Infantry, and ordered on duty at the prison 
camp at Indianapolis, where the regiment was disbanded 
in the fall of 1865. May i, 1866, at Charleston, S. C, he 
was placed in charge of several counties in the interest of 
the Freedmen's Bureau. Although he filled a position in 
*which eight of his predecessors had been killed by the na- 
tives, he mastered the situation and made a success of his 
administration. He was honorably mustered out of the 
service of the United States January i, 1868. His commis- 
sion as Captain, signed by President Lincoln, was one of his 
cherished possessions. 

After the termination of his military service. Captain 


Pingree came to Illinois, engaging in newspaper work at 
Moline, and then as a traveling salesman. In January, 1891, 
he removed to Sioux Falls, S. D., where he was president 
and manager of a large manufacturing concern. He came 
to Champaign fifteen years ago. 

Captain Pingree was born in Littleton, N. H., April 29, 
1839, and was educated in schools of his native state and of 
Massachusetts. He was married March 8, 1877, at Pitts- 
field, 111., to Miss Mary Keyes, who survives. Three sons 
born to them preceded the father in death and are buried at 
Moline, Illinois. 

Besides being a prominent member of the Loyal Legion, 
Captain Pingree was a member of the Masonic Order, the 
Grand Army of the Republic, and the United Commercial 
Travelers. He was an exemplary citizen, a considerate 
friend, a man always true to his convictions and ready to 
do his part in any meritorious cause. 

His body reposes in the family lot at Riverside ceme- 
tery, Mohne, Illinois. 

Edward Bailey, 
Stephen A. Forbes, 
Hazen S. Capron, 



Major and Additional Paymaster, United States Volunteers. Died 
at Chicago, Illinois, November 9, 1920. 

beloved and honored Companion of the Loyal Legion, 
was born on July 22, 1839, at Fountain Green, Hancock 
county, Illinois, and died in Chicago, Illinois, November 9, 
1920. He was of Scotch-Irish ancestry. His great-grand- 
father, Richard McClaughry, came from Ireland to New 
York in 1765, and served as a private soldier in Col. Alex- 
ander Webb's regiment of New York militia during the 
Revolutionary War, assisting in the capture of the British 
army under Burgoyne, and taking part in the battle of 
Bennington, Vermont. Representatives of the family have 



been found in the armies of the United States in every war 
since that time. 

Robert W. McClaughry attended public schools during 
his boyhood on his father's farm. He took the classical 
course at Monmouth College, Illinois, graduating in i860. 
After teaching a year in the college he declined, on account 
of his health, an offered professorship. 

He removed to Carthage, 111., in August, 1861, and with 
his brother-in-law, Andrew J. Griffeth, bought the Carthage 
Republican and gave himself to devoted editorial work for 
the cause of the Union. 

On August 15, 1862, he enlisted in the ii8th Illinois 
Volunteer Infantry, and was later elected Captain of Co. B. 

He was mustered as Major in the same regiment in 
December, 1862. The regiment was assigned to ist Brigade 
of the 3rd Division of the 13th Army Corps, and partici- 
pated in expedition to Vicksburg via Chickasaw Bayou, in 
the expedition to Arkansas Post, January 11, 1863, and 
in the campaign which ended in the surrender of Vicks- 
burg. In the engagements of that campaign the regiment 
was in the batdes of Champion Hill, Miss., May 6th; Big 
Black River, May i6th, and in the assault, May 22, 1863; 
also in the campaign against Jackson, Miss., July 10 to 
20, 1863. On Sept. 30th left New Orleans on sick leave, and 
was ordered on recruiting service by Gen. Banks. 

On May 14, 1864, he was transferred to the Pay Depart- 
ment and served as Paymaster until his muster out October 
12, 1865. 

In the Presidential campaign of 1864 he spent a month's 
furlough in a canvass of Illinois advocating the re-election 
of Abraham Lincoln and the vigorous prosecution of the 
war. He served four years as County Clerk of Hancock 
county, Illinois, from November, 1865. 

On August I, 1874, he was appointed warden of the 
Illinois State Penitentiary at Joliet, and began the distinctive 


work of his career. He was one of the early advocates of 
the new penology that favored remedial instead of purely 
retributive treatment, and was intimately associated with 
noted prison reformers like Z. R. Brockway, of New York ; 
Gen. Brinkerhofif, of Ohio, and the two Dr. Wines, of 

After fourteen years of service at Joliet, he was invited 
to open and organize the Pennsylvania Industrial Reforma- 
tory at Huntington. 

In preparing for the World's Columbian Exposition to 
be held in Chicago, in 1893, Mayor Hempstead Washburne 
appointed him General Superintendent of Police. He en- 
tered upon this work on May 15, 1891, and for three years 
did a remarkable work in fighting crime and criminals and 
corrupt politicians. On August i, 1893, Governor Altgeld 
appointed Major McClaughry General Superintendent of 
the Illinois State Reformatory at Pontiac. March i, 1897, 
Governor Tanner requested him to resume again the duties 
of warden of the State Penitentiary at Joliet. On July 
I, 1899, at the personal solicitation of President Wm. Mc- 
Kinley, he accepted the appointment of warden of the 
United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kan. He began 
the work of the erection of the great federal prison, and 
served until June 30, 19 13, when because of his advancing 
age and physical infirmities, he resigned. 

President Cleveland commissioned Major McClaughry 
to represent the United States at the International Prison 
Congress held in Paris in 1895. He received many honors 
and courtesies from government and prison officials. It 
was recalled that he first introduced the Bertillon method 
of identifying criminals into the United States. He was 
one of the marshals in the funeral procession of President 
Lincoln when his body was taken from the State House 
to Oak Ridge Cemetery. 

Major McClaughry was an earnest Christian. While in 


Joliet he was an elder in the Central Presbyterian church 
and the devoted friend of our beloved and honored Com- 
panion, the Rev. Dr. (Col.) James Lewis. 

He was married June 17, 1862, to Miss E'izabeth C. 
Madden. Nine children were born of this marriage, of 
which four survive, viz. : Charles C. McClaughry, Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa; Arthur C. McClaughry, Chicago, 111.; Mat- 
thew Wilson McClaughry, Joliet, 111. ; Mrs. Mary C. Henry 
(wife of Lieut-Col. James B. Henry, of the U. S. Army). 

John Glenn McClaughry, late ist Lieut, and Adjutant 
of the 3rd 111. Infantry, served through the Spanish-Ameri- 
can War in the Porto Rico campaign, and died at Leaven- 
worth, Kan., Nov. 2, 1912. ]\rrs. McClaughry died Jan. 
29, 1914. 

In 191 5 he married his first wife's sister. Miss Emma 
F. Madden, who gave him devoted care to the close of his 
life. Death came to him in Chicago. A service was held 
at the Buena Memorial Presbyterian Church, under the 
direction of the Rev. E. E. Hastings, pastor of the Central 
Presbyterian Church, of Joliet. Dr. Lang, of Joliet, an 
old friend and comrade, made the principal address. The 
Rev. Duncan C. Milner and Rev. Henry Hepburn, with 
Dr. Hastings, took part in the service. The body was 
taken to his old home at Monmouth, where a service was 
held under the direction of the Rev. Dr. T. H. McMichael, 
on November 13, 1920. 

Dr. McMichael, in the opening of his address, said that 
when he heard of the death of Major McClaughry there 
came to his mind, "the words spoken long ago by the old 
king of Israel upon the death of one whose rugged qualities 
he admired — 'There is a prince and a great man fallen this 
day in Israel.' " 

Duncan Chambers Milner, 
Erastus Webster Willard, 
William Mather Lewis, 



Hereditary Companion. Died at Chicago, Illinois, November 16, 


Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United 
States and a member of the Commandery of the State of 
Illinois, Insignia No. 12396, was born in New York City, 
March 8, 1857, and died at his residence in Chicago, Illinois, 
November 16, 1920. He was interred in Oakland Cemetery, 
Iowa City, Iowa, where his parents are buried. 

Companion Hebard was the son of the Reverend George 
Diah Alonzo Hebard (who was the first Pastor of the Con- 
gregational Church of Iowa City), and Margaret E. Dom- 
inick (Marven) Hebard, and was the nephew of Major and 



Brevet Lieutenant Colonel John C. Marven, Eleventh Iowa 
Infantry, U. S. V., from whom his eligibility for member- 
ship in the Loyal Legion was derived. 

Companion Hebard led an active, industrious and useful 
life. He received the degree of LL. B. from the State 
University of Iowa in 1882, and the same degree from the 
St. Louis Law School, Washington University, in 1885. He 
was admitted to the Bar in Iowa City in 1882 and removed 
from there to Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was a member of 
territorial legislature of W^yoming, and was distinguished 
there by introducing the bill, which became a law, for the 
use of the Australian ballot; under which the first election 
in Wyoming was held September 11, 1890. 

In 1 891 he came to Chicago and was associated with 
the Hibernian Banking Association, as its counsel, and in 
1898 became its Secretary. In 1914 he became cashier of 
that institution. 

He was a member of the American Bar Association, 
the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Asso- 
ciation, the Law Institute of Chicago, and the Law Club 
of Chicago. He served the Chicago Bar Association suc- 
cessively as Secretary, Vice President, and a member for 
two three-year terms of its Board of Managers. He was 
at one time Treasurer of the Law Institute of Chicago. 
Upon his death the President of the Chicago Bar Association 
appointed a committee of distinguished lawyers to represent 
the Association at his funeral services. 

Companion Hebard married Miss Eleanor Leahy of 
Hartford, Michigan, March 6, 1916. He was compelled 
some two years before his death, because of ill health, to go 
to Mobile, Alabama, where he remained until shortly before 
his death, returning to Chicago. His wife survives him at 

Besides his widow, he is survived by his sisters, Miss 
Alice Marven Hebard and Miss Grace Raymond Hebard 


(a distinguished author and publicist), both now Hving 
at Laramie, Wyoming, and his brother, George Lockwood 
Hebard, of Portland, Oregon. 

Companion Hebard was a member of the Union League 
Club of Chicago, where he lived for many years; the Uni- 
versity Club of Chicago, the Chicago Literary Club, and 
the Sons of the American Revolution. 

We feel that no better tribute can be paid him than to 
repeat the words of those who knew and loved him: 

From his sister: 

"He was always a beautiful son and a faithful brother." 

From an official of the Hibernian Banking Association : 

"He performed well his duties at the Bank and was respected by 
all of his associates." 

From the Iowa City Press-Citizen : 

"In every circle of life, in every field of endeavor, wherein Mr. 
Hebard moved, his presence was felt. He was an able thinker, a 
valued doer, a good citizen, and a loyal one. His kinsfolk and friends 
have lost a beloved husband and brother. Iowa, Illinois and Wy- 
oming have lost a splendid citizen, and the University of Iowa, too, 
will mourn the going of a son whose life has been a credit to his 
alma mater during a period of nearly four decades." 

The Commandery extends to his family its condolence 
and sympathy. 

John D. Black, 
William T. Church. 
John T. Stockton, 



Captain One Hundred and Fifth Illinois Infantry, United States 
Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, November 19, Jg20. 

13 ORN in Germany, January 17, 1838. 
-^-^ Elected an Original Companion of the Order 

through the Commandery of the State of lUinois, January 
14, 1892. Insignia No. 9243. 

Died at Chicago, Illinois, November 19, 1920. 

Register of Service : Entered the service as a Private, 
Company I, 105th Illinois Vol. Inf., August 25, 1862, for 
three years. Promoted to First Sergeant September 2, 1862. 
Promoted to First Lieutenant March 2, 1863. Promoted to 
Captain October 14, 1864. Mustered out March 18, 1865. 

History of Service : His regiment was mustered into the 



U. S. Volunteer service September 2, 1862, at Dixon, Illi- 
nois. On September 8 it moved to Camp Douglas, thence to 
Louisville, Ky., October 2, 1862, and was assigned to Ward's 
Brigade, Dumont's Division, which was subsequently at- 
tached to the nth Army Corps. On February 28, 1864, the 
nth and 12th Corps were consoHdated to make the 20th 
Corps, which started on the Atlanta campaign May 2, 1864, 
fighting almost daily battles until Atlanta surrendered. On 
November 18, 1864, the army started on their grand march 
to the sea, and the following day Capt. Bender was severely 
wounded and sent to the officers' hospital at Cincinnati, 
Ohio, from which hospital he was discharged from the army 
March 18, 1865, for disability. Captain Bender was for 
many years a Sergeant of Police at the West Chicago and 
West North Avenue Stations. His widow, a son, and a 
daughter survive him, to whom the Commandery of the 
State of Illinois tender their sincere sympathy. 

Edward D. Redington, 
Walter R. Robbins, 
William T. Church, 



Second Lieutenant Forty-fourth lozva Infantry, United States Vol- 
unteers. Died at San Antonio, Texas, December 3, 1920. 

r> ORN at Seneca Falls, N. Y., May 22, 1828. Elected 
-■-' an Original Companion of the Order, through the 
Commandery of the State of Illinois. Insignia No. 5284. 
Died at San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 3, 1920. 

Register of Service : Appointed 2nd Lieut. Co. A, 44th 
Iowa Vol. Infantry, June i, 1864. Mustered out with his 
regiment Sept. 15, 1864. 

History of Service: Was in command of his Company 
most of the time after July i, 1864, to the close of the regi- 
ment service. His Regiment was assigned to the i6th Army 



Corps, and was engaged in operations against the Rebel Gen- 
eral Forrest, and in the Battle of Tupelo, Miss. 

Companion Beach prepared for college at Seneca Falls 
Academy, New York, and graduated at Hamilton College 
in 1853, with high honors, being elected to membership in 
the Phi Beta Kappa Society because of his scholarship rank. 
At the time of his death at 92 years of age he was probably 
the oldest living graduate of the college. He was the oldest 
member of this Commandery. 

After his graduation he taught school for a year in 
Brockport Collegiate Institute and then for three years in 
Seneca Falls Academy. He must have been studying law all 
of these years for he was admitted to the bar at Dubuque, 
Iowa, in 1856, having undoubtedly moved West in that year. 
He practiced in Dubuque for 30 years save for the period of 
his service in the Army, 

In 1886 he moved to Chicago and until his retirement, 
because of age, specialized in insurance law. One of his 
associates at the Chicago bar, who has for many years 
ranked high as a patent lawyer, and who knew Mr. Beach 
intimately, says that he was considered one of the very best 
lawyers in his branch of legal practice and won high dis- 
tinction, and his work led to several important court 

He possessed a judicial mind and was repeatedly urged to 
go upon the bench, btit declined the honor. Mr. Beach was 
married December 23, 1857, ^o Miss Helen Mary Hoskins at 
Seneca Falls, N. Y., and is survived by three sons, Maj. Gen. 
Lansing H. Beach, Chief of Engineers, U. S. A., Harrison 
L. Beach, publisher of the San Antonio Light, Texas, and 
Woolsey E. Beach, of Chicago. 

Hamilton College conferred upon him the degree of 
LL. D. in 1905. Companion Beach was a man of unusual 
attainments and ability. In college he was an all-around 
scholar, being equally proficient in mathematics and the clas- 


sics and could converse readily in both Greek and Latin 
when he could find anyone to converse with him in those lan- 
guages, which was very rarely the case. His brain was such 
a storehouse of facts that it is said that when his family 
or friends desired information on almost any subject they 
would consult him rather than a dictionary or encyclopedia. 

He was a most lovable and friendly man and his son 
writes that since his death, little children have called at the 
house asking for him, and farmers living in the country 
have stopped him on the streets, asking what has become of 
the "pleasant old gentleman" whom they often saw on the 
car. Only his intimate friends were aware of the fact that 
he was one of the best story tellers of his generation. It was 
his great delight, when he was past 60 years of age, to visit 
the theatre and on his return to imitate and burlesque the 
acting for the enjoyment of all who heard and saw him. 

Had he not been a great lawyer he would have been a 
great success as a comedian, if he had followed the theatrical 

He was a man of unbending integrity and of unblemished 
character, pure in life and in speech. On one occasion he 
was ofifered the position of general counsel to one of the 
largest corporations in America at a salary of $25,000 with 
the privilege of maintaining his private practice. He de- 
clined the offer, telling those who made it that he knew some 
things their corporation had done and that he would not do 
that kind of work for anybody or any sum of money. As- 
suredly from any point of view, our Companion was a many- 
sided character and "the elements so mixed in him that all 
the world could say that this was a MAN." 

Edward D. Redington, 
William L. Cadle, 
Thomas E. Milchrist, 



First Lieutenant and Adjutant Twenty-second Wisconsin Infantry, 

United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, 

December it, 1920. 


tenant and Adjutant, 22nd Wisconsin Inf., was born 
in Exeter, Wis., Dec. 7, 1844. He was elected a Companion 
of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United 
States through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
November 7, 1883. Insignia No. 2795. Died at Chicago, 
111., December 11, 1920. Register of service: EnHsted as a 
private at Beloit, Wis., August 11, 1862, in Co. "I," 22nd 
Wisconsin Infantry; was promoted to ist Sergeant of his 
company in December, 1862; to Sergeant Major of the 



regiment November, 1863; promoted to ist Lieutenant and 
Adjutant April 5, 1864. Mustered out of the service June 
12, 1865. His service in the cause of his country was as 
follows : Engaged with his command in the campaigns 
against Lexington, Danville, and Lebanon, Ky., during the 
winters of 1862-3; Thompson's Station, Spring Hill and 
Brenkwood, Tenn., in March, 1863; Resaca, Dallas, and 
Burnt Hickory and New Hope Church, May, 1864; Etowah, 
Kenesaw Mountain, and Powder Springs Road, June, 1864; 
Chattahoochie River, Peach Tree Creek, in the siege and 
capture of Atlanta, September, 1864; Sherman's campaign 
on march to the sea, resulting in the occupation of Savannah, 
December, 1864; in the campaign through the Carolinas, 
January and February, 1865; engaged in the battles of 
Averysboro and Bentonville, N. C, March, 1865. Com- 
panion Durgin's service in the war was a very commendable 
one, always alert, intelligent and zealous in the discharge of 
the duties devolving upon him. As he was in his military 
Hfe, so he was in his business career always straightforward 
and dependable, winning the respect and confidence of those 
with whom he had commercial dealings. In 1869 he was in 
the employ of R. K. Bickford & Co., lumber commission 
merchants. Later he was placed in charge of the Chicago 
business of Martin Ryerson & Co., manufacturers of lum- 
ber at Muskegon, Mich. Still later he formed a partner- 
ship with William Ruger, the firm name being Ruger & 
Durgin, lumber commission merchants on South Water 
and Franklin Streets. This firm was the sales agent of 
many of the more important lumber manufacturers of 
Michigan and Wisconsin. Upon the retirement of Mr. 
Ruger, the firm name became John C. Durgin & Co. In the 
later years of his life he became an active official of the 
Oconto Lumber Co. On November 13, 1873, he married 
Alice M. Porter, daughter of Warren and Martha May- 
nard Porter of Syracuse, N. Y., who died in Chicago, March 


21, 1902. Three children survive of this marriage: Mrs. 
M. L. C. Wilmarth, Glen Falls, N. Y. ; WiUiam R. Durgin, 
Chicago, and Allan P. Durgin of New York City. Com- 
panion Durgin late in life was again married to Jeanne 
Evelyn Meserve, who also survives him. The Command- 
ery of the State of Illinois mourn the loss of their dear 
Companion, Lieutenant John Cooper Durgin, and extends its 
sorrow and sympathy to the surviving members of his 

' Walter R. Robbins, 
William L. Cadle, 
Edw^ard D. Redington, 



I'irst Lieutenant and Adjutant Third, United States Colored Troops, 
Died at Joliet, Illinois, January lo, 1921. 

-^ Third United States Colored Troops, was born at West 
Batavia, N. Y., July 20, 1844, and died at Joliet, 111., Jan. 
10, 192 1. His ancestry reached back to New England, and 
was of the type that did, and is doing, so much to establish 
and maintain civil liberty among our people as a nation. 
He was a cousin of Gen. Emory Upton, and assisted that 
great tactician in the preparation of what was known as 
"Upton's Tactics" — the drill book of our army and the 
National Guard for many years. 

Lieut. Brown was educated in the Academy at Batavia, 



iind while still a student enlisted in the 22nd New York 
Light Battery. The command was moved promptly to the 
front in August, 1862, but its captain at the command of 
Brig.-Gen. Barry, then Chief of Artillery, failed to maneuver 
the battery to the satisfaction of the latter, who ordered 
the guns and horses taken away and the officers and men 
into the defences of Washington as a part of the Eighth 
New York Heavy Artillery. 

At this time. Gen. Silas Casey, and his celebrated board, 
were holding sessions. Young Brown, then 18 years of 
age, underwent the examination before the board, which 
his rank as a Corporal, under the rule, then permitted. He 
was successful, and was ordered to the Third U. S. C. T., 
then organizing in Philadelphia. Of this regiment was 
Major William Eliot Furness, and it was at a meeting of 
this Commandery that the Major and the Lieutenant re- 
newed their acquaintance and friendship nearly forty years 
after their discharge from the army. 

The third U. S. C. T. was ordered to Morris Island, off 
Charleston, S. C, and participated in the events leading to 
abandonment of Battery Wagner by the rebels, and the fall 
of Charleston. He took part in the fateful campaign and 
battle of Olustee, a side campaign sent out by Gen. Quincy 
A. Gilmore, under Gen. Truman Seymour, in the hope of 
recovering Florida to the Union. 

After finishing his work with his cousin, Gen. Emory 
Upton, he went into business in Lafayette, Tnd., and after- 
wards in Dubuque, Iowa. This was not to his liking, so 
going to Joliet, 111., he engaged in the study of law, being 
admitted to the bar in 1875. He was very successful from 
the start, and was chosen State's Attorney of Will county 
in 1880. As a prosecuting officer he was a terror to evil- 
doers. He never afterward sought office, but continued in 
the very successful practice of his profession up to the time 
of his death, January 10, 1921. 


He was very patriotic, strong in his opinions, and very 
successful in defending them. His citizenship was the very 
best, and he was always found on the right side in local 
affairs. He was a great student not only of the law, but 
of other subjects. He acquired a reading and speaking 
knowledge of the French language after he became seventy 
years of age. He left surviving him his widow, Mrs. Isabelle 
Strong Brown, a daughter, Mrs. George Thorp, of Evanston, 
and three sons, Dr. Rexwald Brown, of Santa Barbara, 
Calif., C. W. Brown, of Chicago, and Wallace W. Brown, 
a student at the Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass. 

Fred Bennitt, 
Erastus W. Willard, 
Duncan C. Milner, 


The Cojnmandery never had a 
Photograph of this Coftipanion. 


Major Seventh Illinois Infantry and Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel, 

United States Volunteers. Died at Springfield, Illinois, 

February 15, ig2i. 

ANOTHER companion has passed into the transition 
of death, and we mourn him, a good man, whose Hfe 
has been Hnked with ours in the perpetuation of loyalty 
and true allegiance to our country. His patriotism was 
never questioned — his daily life was permeated with a 
desire to do his share in upholding the Union, for which he 
fought. His friends were many, and with these and his 
intimate associates, his familiar figure so impressed itself 
that they with difficulty realize his passing away, leaving 
only the memory of a thorough gentleman, and a good 
soldier, whose strong attachment for his comrades in arms, 
formed at a time when most susceptible to the peril of a 
soldier in the field, was marked by more than ordinary 
courtesy — there was that warmth of greeting, that almost 
affectionate regard, that made them fast friends at once, 
and his fidelity to friends and principle cemented this 
friendship. The strength of his social and domestic attach- 
ment was very marked. 

His business friends had the utmost confidence in his 
integrity and trustworthiness. His administration of the 
duties of his office found favor with all parties. 



Colonel Edward S. Johnson was born on August 9, 
1843, i^ Springfield, Illinois, where he lived continuously, 
except for the period of the Civil War and two years 
spent in Chicago. As a boy he attended the Springfield 
schools, after which he engaged in the lumber business. 

His first military experience was in the Springfield Grays, 
a company of young men organized in October, 1859, by the 
famous Elmer E. Ellsworth, afterward Colonel, who had 
come to Springfield to read law in Mr. Lincoln's law office. 
When the Civil War broke out, this company was the first 
in Illinois to ofifer its services to Governor Richard Yates, 
April 16, 1 861, and was mustered in as Co. I, 7th Illinois 
Infantry Volunteers. Because six regiments had gone from 
Illinois to the Mexican War the regiment was known as the 
Seventh instead of the First Illinois. As sergeant of his 
company, Major Johnson, then a lad of eighteen, had the 
honor of leading the first squad of armed men into Camp 
Yates, a few days after the firing upon Fort Sumter. 

On July 25, 1861, he was mustered into the ''three-year" 
service as First Lieutenant of the 7th Infantry. Seven 
months later, after the capture of Ft. Donelson, he was 
promoted to captaincy and on April 22, 1864, was promoted 
to the rank of Major. He was honorably discharged on 
July 9, 1865, with the rank of Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel. 
He participated with his regiment in the battles of Shiloh 
and Altoona Pass and was a part of Sherman's army on its 
victorious march to the sea. 

After Colonel Johnson's return home at the close of the 
war, another military company was organized in Spring- 
field, known as the Springfield Zouaves. This was a crack 
military organization which gave exhibitions of drilling and 
entered competitions in neighboring cities and states. It 
was prominent in the social life of Springfield and its dances 
and dinners are well remembered by the older inhabitants. 
By an executive order of Governor John M. Palmer, Jan- 


uary 2^], 1869, the Springfield Zouaves became the Gover- 
nor's Guard. Colonel Johnson was elected captain of this 
company at its organization and remained its leader until 
1878, when he resigned. This organization is still in exist- 
ence. In later years it became the Governor's Guard Vet- 
eran Corps and Colonel Johnson was elected its president 
and held this office until his death. 

Colonel Johnson grew up with and was a classmate 
of Robert Lincoln, the President's oldest son. His father, 
Mr. Joel Johnson, was a personal friend of Abraham Lin- 
coln and for some time before his presidency, Mr. Lincoln 
occupied rooms, after breaking up housekeeping, in the 
old Revere House, the hotel owned and operated by Mr. 
Joel Johnson. Thus Colonel Johnson's early years were 
full of memories of Lincoln. 

He inherited the hotel property from his father and 
remained a hotel proprietor until 1893, when he sold the 
business and spent two years in Chicago, returning to 
Springfield upon his appointment by Governor Altgeld as 
custodian of the National Lincoln Monument in September, 
1895. There he passed the last twenty-five years of his 
life, in loving service to the memory of the friend and hero 
of his youth. His home was at the lodge in the shadow 
of the monument. 

After the unsuccessful attempt on November 7, 1876, to 
steal the body of President Lincoln from its resting place 
in the marble sarcophagus in the north room of the monu- 
ment, fears were entertained by the trustees of the Lincoln 
Monument Association as to its future safety. It was de- 
cided to select a few men whose honor was beyond question, 
to be entrusted with the burial of the casket containing the 
President's body in a spot within the confines of the monu- 
ment known only to themselves. Those chosen were Mr. 
John C. Power, who was at that time custodian of the monu- 
ment; Major Gustavus S. Dana, Gen. Jasper N. Reece, 


Colonel Edward S. Johnson, Joseph P. Lindley and James 
F. McNeill. On the night of November i, 1879, they car- 
riel out the allotted task and the body remained as buried by 
them until April 14, 1887, when, in their presence, it was 
transferred to a deep cemented vault under the marble 
sarcophagus in which it had originally been placed. 

On February 12, 1880, the 71st anniversary of the birth 
of Lincoln, these six men with three others were formally 
incorporated into the organization known as the Lincoln 
Guard of Honor whose object was to purchase the former 
home of the President in Springfield and open it to the pub- 
lic; to be in charge of memorial services upon anniversary 
occasions and to collect and preserve mementoes of Lincoln's 
life and death. 

Colonel Johnson's death came suddenly of heart failure 
just at sunrise on the morning of February 15, 192 1. Lie 
had not been in his usual vigorous health for more than a 
year but had been able to perform his duties in connection 
with the monument and at no time had been confined to 
his bed. On February 12, three days previous, he had ar- 
ranged and conducted the exercises held in commemoration 
of Lincoln's birth. 

The funeral was held at three o'clock Thursday after- 
noon, February 17, from the Central Baptist Church of 
Springfield. The services were in charge of Stephenson Post 
No. 30, G. A. R., and the Governor's Guard. Interment was 
made in Oak Ridge Cemetery, within the boundaries of the 
Lincoln monument. 

Major Johnson was married on August 10, 1869, to Miss 
Laura Clinton, of Springfield, Illinois. A daughter, Mrs. 
W. C. Stith, Jr., of 39 W. 37th Street, New York City, is 
the only surviving child of this union. 

Colonel Johnson was a member of Stephenson Post No. 
30, G. A. R., of Springfield, as well as of Thomas Post No. 
5, while he lived in Chicago. He was enrolled in the Society 


of the Army of the Tennessee, The Association of Survivors 
of the Battle of Shiloh and was a Companion of the Mihtary 
Order of the Loyal Legion. 

The Illinois Commandery of The Loyal Legion of the 
U. S. express their appreciation of his companionship and 
extend their sympathy to the surviving members of his 

George Mason, 
Benjamin R. LIieronymus, 
Vespasian Warner. 



Major Ninlh New York Cavalry, United States Volunteers. Died 
at Chicago, Illinois, February 22, H)2\. 

Chicago, Illinois, Tuesday, February 22, 1921." 
Such was the brief announcement which reached head- 
quarters of the Commandery on the morning of February 

It is not surprising that a Companion of the Order and 
a proven patriot whose span of life has exceeded the scrip- 
tural limitation, should be called to the ''Beyond. " A deep 
sense of loss, however, is felt by companions left behind, who 
because of his abilities, his qualities as a valued citizen, 
his patience through long years of suffering, his unassuming 



manner, his love of right and fair deahng, and his earnest 
championship of an indivisible union of the States, have ac- 
corded him a warm place in their affectionate esteem. 

In an address entitled, "UNDER THE SEARCH- 
LIGHT," delivered before the Illinois Commandery, March 
5, 1914, Major Bentley refuted the claims of Southern 
champions who, defending secession, exalted the virtues of 
the southern, while belittling the valor and accomplishments 
of the northern soldier. His statements, supported by facts 
of record and by sound logic, were and are convincing. More 
recently certain statements by William E. Dodd, a professor 
of history in the University of Chicago, in which it was 
stated that during our Civil War, of the sixties, the Union 
army was guilty of spoliation and cruelties comparable to 
those of the Germans in the World War, drew from Com- 
panion Bentley a strong retort. This took form in a letter 
to Professor Dodd, protesting that such instructions to stu- 
dents were not based on historical facts and were unpa- 
triotic and harmful. 

Attention is invited to this letter of protest and to Col. 
Bentley's ''Under the Searchlight," copies of which may be 
])rocured at the headquarters of the Commandery. 

An address at the reunion of his regiment (the 9th New 
York Cavalry), at the dedication of its monument, July 2, 
]888, on the Gettysburg battlefield, and his letter to survivors 
thirty years later, at Salamanca, N. Y.,, disclose patriotism of 
high degree, as well as a noble and affectionate regard for 
the men who had fought under him in the campaigns of the 
Civil War. The letter gives evidence that the shadows were 
lengthening and that the writer was conscious that passing 
years and the pains of a desperate wound were fast bear- 
ing him on to the final muster-out. He said, 'T am, and I 
trust we all are, looking forward with composure to Graduat- 
ing Day, when we shall leave life's duties behind, to enter 


the Great Beyond where the great majority of our comrades 
and our loved ones are." Then followed this quotation: 
"It seems a little way to me, 

Across the strange country, The Beyond; 
For it has grown to be 

The home of those of whom I am so fond. 
And so for me there is no death, 

It is but crossing with abated breath, 
The little strip of sea, 

To find one's loved ones waiting on the shore. 
More beautiful, more precious than before." 

Major Bentley's service and sacrifice in defense of the 
Union entitled him to an exalted place among the brave and 
the true. Such men as he gave not grudgingly but with en- 
thusiastic courage, all that was in them of strength of body 
and mind, and were large contributors to the successes which 
saved our Land from disruption and opened the way for 
that advance in material prosperity and national power that 
has given the United States first rank among nations. 

Briefly stated, his record in the Civil War as furnished 
the Loyal Legion, is as follows : 

''Entered the service October 14, 1861, as Captain of 
Company 'H,' 9th New York Volunteer Cavalry, for three 
years; promoted Major with rank from December 8, 1863; 
commissioned as Lieutenant-Colonel with rank from June 
14, 1864, but not mustered because of disabling wound." 

Major Bentley served in the Army of the Potomac, un- 
der McClellan, and Carl Schurz on the Peninsula; and in 
1862, his regiment was attached to the Cavalry Corps when 
organized under Gen. Pleasanton, and remained in that 
Corps, under General Sheridan, with Devin, Buford, Merritt 
and Torbert, Brigade and Division Commanders. Was 
wounded, losing a leg in his forty-third engagement, in battle 
near "White House" Landing, Virginia, June 22, 1864. 
Thus disabled he was honorably discharged October 8, 1864. 

Major Bentley recalled with pleasure two important in- 


cidents in his army life in which he was brought in close 
touch with President Lincoln. The then Captain Bentley, in 
an interview with Secretary Stanton was pleading for the 
equipment of the regiment, as part of the cavalry arm of 
the service, for which it had been recruited. The war secre- 
tary believed that no more cavalry were needed at that time 
and that this regiment should be mustered in as infantry. 
Captain Bentley could not be satisfied with such an arrange- 
ment and insisted that the men had enlisted for cavalry 
service and it would not be fair or honorable to disregard 
that fact. Still the secretary contended that the great need 
was for infantry. Captain Bentley asked if they might 
leave the matter to the President. The secretary assenting, 
a call was made on Mr. Lincoln, who listened to Secretary 
Stanton, and then to Captain Bentley. 

The President made his decision in words something like 
this: '*Mr. Secretary, there seems to be a little doubt in 
your own mind as to the equity of your proposal to make 
infantry out of men expressly recruited for cavalry service, 
but in the mind of this officer, who has aided in raising the 
regiment, the conviction is clear that nothing short of com- 
plete cavalry equipment will fulfill the Government's part 
of the bargain. The argument seems to be with him. Sup- 
pose we keep our part of the bargain and make it a cavalry 
regiment." And it became the Ninth New York Volunteer 

While our Companion Bentley was in hospital at Wash- 
ington, President Lincoln made a visit to the wounded men, 
and as he paused a moment near his cot, the Major said, 
''Mr. President, I guess you don't remember me!" The 
President's memory responded to the call, and he said, 
"Aren't you the officer who with Secretary Stanton, came 
to see me about a cavalry regiment?" Then he questioned, 
"Is it very bad? I hope not." 

The Major replied, "The doctors tell me I have one 


chance in a hundred." ''How do you feel about it?" asked 
Mr. Lincoln. "I believe I am one in a thousand and that I 
shall get well," was the reply! *'I believe so, too," said the 
President and with encouraging words and kindly wishes 
the great man left our friend with a glow of happiness in 
his heart, the thought of which he cherished through all the 
years of his life. 

That Major Bentley was a patriot by inheritance is evi- 
denced by records which show that William Bentley, an 
ancestor, born April 25, 1765, enlisted in Massachusetts, 
June, 1 781, when sixteen years of age, in the Revolutionary 
army and was discharged therefrom, in 1784; and that later, 
he was captain of militia in the state of New York, and 
participated in the War of 1812. Major Bentley's ancestry 
was also represented in the Indian wars, preceding the re- 
volution. His eldest son, born at Warsaw, N. Y., May 12, 
1861, went into the Spanish war, and died in Cuba in 1898. 

On June 25, i860, he married Mary A. Bailey, at Lena, 
Illinois. Their children were Marshall G., who died in Cuba, 
m 1898, in the Spanish war; William J., who died, aged four; 
and two daughters, both of whom survive — Mrs. Alice Bent- 
ley Gardiner, of Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. Cora M. Emery, 
of Everett, Washington. Two sisters of Major Bentley, 
Mrs. Cone, and Mrs. Gould, of Batavia, New York, also 

Mrs. Gardiner and Mrs. Emery are both patriotic women 
and were active during the World War, in many good ways. 
By personal work and in public speeches they assisted in 
promoting the sale of Liberty Bonds and the interest of the 
Red Cross. Mrs. Gardiner was a member of the National 
Speakers' Bureau. Two of her sons also served in the 
World's War. An unusual sequence of service by the Bent- 
ley family from the Colonial period down to the present time. 

Major Bentley was admitted to the bar at Bufifalo, N. Y., 
1864; moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where in 1865, he was 


elected probate and county judge, resigning in 1867, because 
of ill health; moved to St. Louis, where he engaged in fire 
and life insurance for twenty years. Later he came to Chi- 
cago where he practiced law ; was elected a Companion of 
the Illinois Commandery of the Loyal Legion, January 2, 
1884, and transferred as charter member to the Commandery 
of the State of Missouri, October 21, 1885, of which he was 
Commander from May i, 1886, to May 7, 1887. On 
November 4, 1891, by transfer from Missouri, he again be- 
came a Companion of the Illinois Commandery. 

A worthy Companion has joined the long procession to 
the realms above. To his daughters and friends our warm 
sympathy is extended. 

Orett L. Munger, 
James H. Smith, 
William . L. Cadle, 




Hereditary Coinpanwn of the First Class. Died at St. Petersburg, 
Florida, March 6, 1921. 

THE Cycle of Time pursuing its course attuned to the 
rhythmic regularity of the movement of celestial 
worlds, paused a moment to gather as a voyager our fel- 
low companion, J. Newton Nind. 

In private life Mr. Nind contributed to the organization 
of the happiness and content of home and family, believing, 
as the Romans of old believed, that the family unit was the 
basis of moral and religious life, while in the economic 
world the kindly touch of the wand of human understand- 
ing, marshaled the hosts, who today mourn his passing with 

a grief that is real. 



Mr. Nind was a man who at all times remained ahead of 
his experience in social as well as business life; endowed 
with a vision, he left undone nothing that he should have 
done, and he did nothing he should not have done. 

Companion Nind was elected an Hereditary Companion 
of the First Class of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion 
of the United States through the Commandery of the State 
of Illinois, February 2, 191 1. 

He was the eldest son of First Lieut, and Adjutant James 
G. Nind, 127th Illinois Infantry, U. S. V., who was mustered 
out with the regiment March 27, 1865, and who died at 
MinneapoHs, Minn., May 16, 1885. 

John Newton Nind was a patriot, a credit to his father 
and to the Order. The memorial flag of the Commandery, 
the flag of his country, draped his casket. 

Theo. Van R. Ashcroft, 
Thomas G. Grier, 
Edward A. Davenport, 



Lieutenant-Colonel Thirty-sixth Massachusetts Infantry, United 
States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, March 14, 1921. 

JAMES BUNYAN SMITH was born in Orange, Franklin 
County, Massachusetts, December 27, 1839, and died at 
his home in Chicago, IlHnois, March 14, 1921. 

He was a son of Humphrey and Sophronia Allen Smith, 
great-grandson of Abner Smith, of Norwich, Massachusetts, 
and Corporal Asa Albee, soldiers of Massachusetts, during 
the American Revolution. On his Mother's side, he is de- 
scended through the Kelloggs, from Alfred the Great of 

He was educated in the common schools, and at Middle- 
bury College, Vermont, and Tufts College, Massachusetts. 



While teaching in Royalston, Massachusetts, he resigned 
his school and enlisted in September, 1861, with some thirty 
men of his native town and joined Company "I," 25th Regi- 
ment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, then in camp at 
Worcester, Massachusetts. He was commissioned First 
Lieutenant, October 12, 1861. The Regiment was assigned 
to the First Brigade, First Division, Ninth Army Corps, 
General John G. Foster, commanding. 

This Brigade opened the Battle of Roanoke Island, Feb- 
ruary 8, 1862, and took part in Battle of New Berne, N. C, 
March 13, 1862. He resigned his commission July 10, 1862, 
and was commissioned Captain, Company "K," 36th Regi- 
ment, Massachusetts Infantry, August 22, 1862 ; Major, 
October 12, 1864, and Lieutenant-Colonel, November 13, 

He commanded the Regiment from June 3rd to July 18, 

On the staff of General Potter, commanding the Second 
Division, Ninth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac ; Provost 
Marshal of Division from July 20, 1864, until close of war. 
Engaged in all the battles of the Ninth Corps in Virginia, 
Kentucky, and the Siege of Petersburg. Lost a finger in 
the Battle of Pegram's Farm, September 24, 1864. He was 
a brave soldier and carried out many important orders of 
his commanding officers, and was mustered out of the service 
June 8, 1865, as Lieut.-Colonel. 

Colonel Smith was married during the war to Isabel 
Russell, and to this union were born eight children, of whom 
two daughters and two sons still survive. 

He located in Chicago on retiring from the Army and 
with his brother went in business at State Street and Eld- 
ridge Court. 

About 1870 he entered the employ of the De Golyer & 
McCleland Paving Company, and later succeeded to their 
business, and in 1881 H. P. Smith (a brother) and Charles 


Brown were admitted to the firm, and they did a very large 
business in Chicago and surrounding cities in street paving. 

Colonel Smith retired from the firm in 1894 when he, 
with Norman B. Ream, William E. and George Hale, built 
the Midland Hotel at Kansas City, Missouri. 

Companion Smith was elected to membership in the 
Illinois Commandery of the Loyal Legion, November 18, 
1885, and his insignia bears the number 3804; Commandery 
number 235. He was also a member of Abraham Lincoln 
Post, No. 91, Department of Illinois, Grand Army of the 
Republic, of which he was Commander in 1912, and again 
in 1913. 

His long service and experience as Provost Marshal at 
Division Headquarters, brought to his notice incidents not 
generally known which gave material for historic anecdotes, 
both entertaining and instructive, to his companions and 

His genial manner and his friendliness will remain a 
pleasant memory. 

By his death the Commandery suffers a serious loss. 

To his family and friends our sincere sympathy is ex- 

William P. Wright, 
Orett L. Munger, 
Charles E. Baker, 



Captain Twenty-ninth Michigan Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Chicago, Illinois, April ig, 1921. 

/COMPANION Cornelius Shepard Eldridge, Insignia No. 
^^ 14227, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the 
United States. Born in Clarendon, N. Y., September 15, 
1841. Died in Chicago, 111., April 19, 1921, after a long ill- 

Our Companion's military record is: Enlisted July 29, 
1864, as a private in Company G, 29th Regiment, Michigan 
Volunteer Infantry, organized at Saginaw, Mich., and on the 
organization of the Regiment was made Second Lieutenant 
of his Company, and on September 16, 1864, was made 
Captain of the Company. In October following, the Regi- 



ment arrived at Decatur, Ala., and was attached to the com- 
mand of General R. H. Milroy, taking part in the battle with 
General Hood's Confederate army at that point, following 
which the command to which our Companion was at- 
tached occupied Murfreesboro, Tenn., where he was ap- 
pointed Inspector General on the staff of General Milroy 
and served until July i6, 1865, when, at the close of the war, 
he was honorably discharged upon tender of resignation. 

Captain Eldridge was Senior Vice Commander of the 
Commandery of the State of Illinois 1917-1918, and evi- 
denced his great interest in the Order by the nomination of 
his nephew, our present Hereditary Companion, Willard 
Shepard Eldridge. 

Our Companion was married to Maria Louise Grey, who 
was born in St. Catherines, Ontario, October 12, 1841, and 
died in Chicago, Illinois, following a long illness, September 
20, 1920, a few days after her life's companion had been re- 
moved to a hospital to undergo a severe surgical operation 
which had been deferred on account of her illness, fortu- 
nately, however, she was not conscious of his condition. 

Our Companion's parents were Isaac Newton Eldridge, 
M. D., and Mary Louise Shepard Eldridge. His common 
school education was taken at Flint, Michigan. He then 
entered the University of Michigan, graduating from the 
Medical School, thence to New York City, for special courses 
in Medicine and Surgery. 

With his life's companion he moved to California until 
the year 1871, returning to Chicago, losing all their personal 
effects in the great fire, their home life being in Chicago 
hotels for more than fifty years. 

Our Companion's surviving relatives are an elder sister, 
Mrs. F. H. Humphrey, of Flint, Michigan, a younger sister, 
Mrs. J. C. Woodbury, of Detroit, Michigan, and a younger 
brother, Mr. F. A. Eldridge, of Chicago, to whom the sincere 


sympathy of this Commandery is tendered in their, and our, 

great loss. 

Charles F. Hills, 
William P. Wright, 



Captain Battery B, First Illinois Light Artillery, United States Vol- 
unteers. Died at Lake Forest, Illinois, April 22, ig2i. 

THE Chieftains of the Grand Army of the Republic are 
fast vanishing, entering into the Great Adventure. 
Soon their names will be but fading memories, though their 
sacrifices in the cause of our Country will never die. 

Captain Israel Parsons Rumsey was one of these old-time 
heroes — a true Chieftain in War and in Peace. To us has 
been committed the legacy of his life work, one rich in 
well doing. 

Born in Stafford, N. Y., February 9, 1836, Israel Parsons 
Rumsey was the son of Joseph Rumsey. He was educated 
in the Common Schools and at Bethaney Academy, and in 



1858 came to Chicago, where he engaged in business as a 
Commission Merchant. 

At the breaking out of the War of the RebelHon, Mr. 
Rumsey promptly responded to his country's call by en- 
listing in April, 1861. With others he was instrumental 
in organizing "Taylor's Battery," known officially as "Com- 
pany B, First Illinois Light Artillery," and was elected its 
Junior Second Lieutenant. 

After the Battle of Fort Donelson, he was promoted to 
be Senior Second Lieutenant of this Company, and shortly 
afterward again he was appointed Assistant Adjutant Gen- 
eral on the Staff of General W. H. L. Wallace, who, in mak- 
ing his report, said : 

'T wish to call the attention of the General commanding 
the division to the conduct of Lieutenant Israel P. Rumsey 
of Taylor's Battery. Active, intelligent and brave, always 
ready to undertake orders, riding to any part of the field 
amid the hottest of fire, his daring and coolness contributed 
much to the success of the day." 

Later, Lieutenant Rumsey returned to his command in 
the Battery, and being promoted to the rank of Captain, 
commanded the "same until the expiration of his term of 
service, July, 1864. During a part of this time he was Chief 
of Artillery of the 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps. 

The following comprise a list of battles and campaigns 
in which Companion Rumsey, serving under Generals Grant, 
Sherman, Logan, McPherson and Smith, took a prominent 
part : 

Belmont, Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Pitts- 
burgh Landing, Siege of Corinth, Holly Springs, 
Chickasaw Bayou, Siege of Vicksburg, Mis- 
sionary Ridge, Knoxville, Sherman's Champaign, 
Champion Hills, Resaca. 


After the war, for 20 years, he was a member of George 
H. Thomas Post 5, Grand Army of the RepubHc ; President 
of the Chicago Citizens' League and a member of the Union 
League Club. 

No one could have been brought into personal relations 
with Captain Rumsey without having been imbued with his 
high sense of honor and his ideals of duty to his fellow men. 
At all times and in all positions he occupied he staunchly 
stood for what was the best interest of the community. His 
vision of the needs of the world, for its betterment, was alert 
and comprehensive. To those needs, his heart responded 
with unshrinking devotion, a devotion sustained by an in- 
domitable Purpose and Courage. 

Always kindly, and the soul of courtesy in his intercourse 
with his fellow-men, he so lived as to endear himself to all 
who knew him. And when, at last, Life's Curtain slowly 
descended, screening away all earthly joys, sorrows and 
tribulations, our blessed Companion, Israel Parsons Rumsey, 
stepped serenely beyond our mundanity into the Land of 
Eternal Happiness, there, with the Great Captain of the 
World, whom all his life he had served with unflinching 
courage and fidelity, to live on forevermore. 

"Beyond our life how far 

Soars his new life through radiant orb and zone, 

While we in impotency of the night 

Walk dumbly." 

Walter R. Robbins, 
Nelson Thomasson, 
Thomas E. Milchrist, 



Second Licutenaut Fortieth Illinois Infantry, United States Volun- 
teers. Died at Centralia, Illinois, April 25, 1921. 

LIEUT. JOHN McLEAN was born at Aikin, 111., Oct. 7, 
''1837, and died at Centralia, 111., April 25, 1921, in his 
84th year. 

On President Lincoln's first call for 300,000 men. Com- 
panion McLean enlisted as a private in Co. A, 40th Regt., 
111. Vol. Inf., Aug. 10, 1 86 1, and was mustered in at Camp 
Butler, Illinois, Aug. 10, 1861, as Sergeant of Co. A, and 
was commissioned 2nd Lieut., Nov. 14, 1861. The regiment 
was soon ordered to Jefferson Barricks, Missouri, where 
they had a short training service, and on Sept. 8, 1861, they 
were ordered to the front at Bird's Point, Mo., thence to 



Sniithland, Ky. In the early spring he was sent, with his 
company, to estabHsh telegraphic communications wuth Pa- 
ducah, Forts Henry and Donelson, Tenn., and Clarksville, 
Ky. During the latter part of March he rejoined his regi- 
ment at Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., and on the 6th of April, 
1862, was in the first day's battle of Shiloh, where he was 
severely wounded in his left foot, which necessitated ampu- 
tation of the foot; was sent to hospital at Paducah, and 
thence to his home in Illinois. He returned to his regiment 
at Memphis, in August, 1862, and being no longer fit for 
active service, resigned Sept. 23, 1862, and returned to his 
home. It has been said that when a boy is too lazy to work, 
too honest for a lawyer, and too wayward for a clergyman, 
he should become a doctor, so on the strength of this saying 
Companion McLean got his father's consent to leave the 
farm and become a doctor. 

In the winter of 1858 he began the study of medicine and 
surgery in the office of Dr. Ronalds, at Benton, 111. In the 
fall of i860, he attended the medical school of Washington 
University in St. Louis, Mo. When he began the study of 
medicine, the science was undergoing a change from the 
antiphlogistic method of treatment, to a saner and more con- 
servative method. Hitherto, the practice had been to ad- 
minister copious doses of calomel, jalap and tartar emetic, 
to bleed the patient freely, and to put a generous fly blister 
over the diseased part. On the morrow, if the patient was 
not better, or moribund, the treatment was again given. 

After Companion McLean's resignation from the army, 
he at once got back into the study of medicine, and entered 
the Rush Medical College, in Chicago, in October, 1862, 
and w^as graduated therefrom in the class of 1863. After 
graduation, he returned to his home near Benton, 111., for 
a short time. While there, he was invited by Adjt.-Gen. 
Fuller to join a party of civiHan physicians and nurses to 
go to Vicksburg to aid the Medical Corps in looking after 


the sick and wounded. This he did, as he was glad to be 
of further service to his country. After returning North 
from this mission, he at once estabhshed himself as physician 
and surgeon at Duquoin, 111., where he met with success. 
He was twice elected mayor of Duquoin. 

In 1881 he moved to the new town of Pullman, 111., and 
was soon appointed by Mr. Pullman as Company surgeon, 
which position he held for thirty-five years, when he was 

Companion McLean was elected a member of the Illinois 
Commandery, Dec. 8, 1887. 

He is survived by one son. Dr. Guy M. McLean, of New 
York City, who is also a member of the Illinois Commandery, 
to whom the Commandery begs to extend its deep sympa- 

William L. Cadle^ 
John A. Wesener, M. D., 
Edward A. Davenport, 



Lieutenant-Colonel Eleventh Missouri Infantry, United States Vol- 
unteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, May 28, 1921. 

COL. WILLIAM L. BARNUM was born at Newark, 
N. J., August 24, 1829. He died in Chicago, 111., May 
28, 192 1, at the Lakota Hotel, 3001 So. Michigan Avenue, 
in his 92nd year, and was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, 
Springfield, 111., May 30, quite near the tomb of Abraham 
Lincoln. Our Companions will deeply mourn the loss of 
this distinguished member of our Order, although he lived 
more than twenty years beyond the proverbial three score 
and ten years. He came west with his parents in 1837 when 
he was but eight years of age, and settled with the family 
at Knoxville, 111. Early in life he studied law. This was 



before the establishment of law schools, and it is interesting 
to note that Abraham Lincoln was one of those who ex- 
amined Companion Barnum, and recommended that he Ijc 
admitted to the bar. This was about the year 1857. Col. 
Barnum, however, never became active as a trial lawyer 
during his subsequent life, but devoted his business activities 
to fire insurance, and became prominent in that line, but 
retired from active business in 191 5, and subsequently spent 
his winters in Florida. 

During his mature life he became deeply interested in 
the Masonic order, and was a member of the Thomas A. 
Turner Lodge A. F. & A. M., Chicago, 111. ; Lafayette 
Chapter No. 2, R. A. M., Chicago; Chicago Council No. 
4; Apollo Commandery No. i, K. T. ; Oriental Consistory, 
Scottish Rite, and Medinah Temple A. A. O. M. S. He 
was also a member of the Union League Club. 

Companion Barnum enlisted in St. Louis, Mo., as a 
private in the nth Mo. Inf. Vols., July 30, 1861, and was 
promoted to captain of his company, December 31, 1861, to 
rank from July 30, 1861, to Lieutenant-Colonel, May 15, 

1863, and was honorably discharged as such, August 15, 

1864, at the expiration of his term of service. Col. Barnum 
was not a resident of Missouri at the time of his enlistment, 
but he had crossed the border and enlisted in that state, be- 
cause the quota from Illinois had at that time been filled, 
and the same is true of most of the men of his company. 

Col. Barnum, during his military career, served with his 
regiment, which became known as the nth Mo. U. S. Rifles, 
which was connected at different periods with the Thir- 
teenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth, Sixteenth and Seventeenth 
Army Corps, and participated in the following engagements, 
viz. : Farmington, Miss., May 9, 1862 ; Corinth, May 24th 
to 28th; luka. Miss., wdiere General Rosecrans gave the 
nth Mo. Regiment especial praise for its magnificent fight- 
ing, in his general orders No. 130; Corinth, Oct. 4, 1862; 


Shiloh, where he was wounded by a cannon ball; Holly 
Springs, Miss. ; Jackson, Miss. ; Siege of Vicksburg and 
others. At Mcksburg his regiment distinguished itself in 
leading the charge of Mowers Brigade, in its grand assault 
of May 22, 1863, and as being the only entire regiment of 
the 15th Corps that reached the fort and placed its colors 
upon the parapet. He participated in all the campaigns, and 
in most of the battles of the various corps in which he 
served. These facts and other experiences of the i ith Mis- 
souri U. S. Rifles, are sufficient to justify Fox, the historian, 
in his ''Regimental Losses," in placing this command among 
his ''300 Fighting Regiments." 

He became a member of the Loyal Legion of the U. S., 
Commandery of the State of Illinois, October i, 1879, '^^^ 
was a member of the George H. Thomas Post, No. 5, De- 
partment of Illinois, Grand Army of the Republic, and a 
member of the Society of the Army of Tennessee. 

Companion Barnum was married October 18, 1854, to 
Miss Mary D. Clark, with whom he lived happily until she 
was taken by death in April, 191 7, making a very rare 
record of delightful companionship of sixty-two and one- 
half years together. No offspring, however, resulted from 
this union, but Col. Barnum before his death designated 
William L. Barnum, Jr. (a nephew) as his choice of the 
one to be favored, as the inheritor of the privileges of the 
Loyal Legion of Illinois, and who was installed into such 
membership July 7, 1907. Col. Barnum is survived by a 
brother, John S. Barnum, of San Jose, Calif., and a number 
of nephews and nieces. 

The Loyal Legion tenders its sincere condolences to 
these, and to his other relatives and friends. 

James H. Smith, 
William L. Cadle, 
Orett L. Munger, 



Hereditary Companion. Died at Coleman Lake, Wisconsin, May 

2g, 192 1. 

OEYMOUR COMAN was born at Newark, Ohio, May 
^ 21, 1852, and died at Coleman Lake, Wis., May 29, 
192 1. 

He was elected an Hereditary Companion of the Military 
Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States through the 
Commandery of the State of Illinois, February 7, 190 1, his 
Insignia being No. 13 133. 

His eligibility to the Order was derived from his father. 
Captain Levi Parsons Coman, 76th Ohio Infantry, U. S. 
v., deceased. His mother's maiden name was Martha Sey- 
mour, also dead. 



Companion Coman was a graduate of the Law Depart- 
ment of the University of Michigan, and was at Dartmouth 
College for two years. Afterwards the College conferred 
a degree upon him. For a number of years he was a banker 
and broker. He retired from business about 1916, arrd spent 
his time in travel. 

The Union League Club, Chicago, has been his residence 
for twenty years past. 
He was never married. 

His brother, Edward M. Coman, resides at Emporia, 

His sister, Susan, is Mrs. J. M. Coburn of Chicago. 
We regret the loss of our Companion. 

Frederic W. Upham, 
Louis G. Richardson, 
George V. Lauman, 



Hereditary Companion. 

Detroit, Michigan, February 9, 1866; he died at 
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, July 3, 192 1 ; he was buried at 
Oakwoods Cemetery, at Detroit. 

He was the eldest son of First Lieutenant Lewis H. 
Chamberlin and Charlotte A. He left his widow, Ida May, 
and his children, Edith, Lewis, Frederick and Helen, who 
resided at No. 1227 Sherwin Avenue, Chicago. 

He was admitted to the bar in 1890 at Detroit, where he 
became a member of this Order, and in 1891 he removed to 
Chicago, transferring to the Illinois Commandery, and en- 



gaging here in the practice of patent law. He was xAssist- 
ant Commissioner of Patents in 1900-01, and rose to 
distinction in this branch of practice. At the time of his 
death he was a member of the firm of ChamberHn & 
Freudenreich, of Chicago. 

During his residence in Chicago he was alHed with many 
organizations, both in professional and social character. 
He was a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Law 
Club, Union League Club, Chicago Athletic, and others. 
He had great pride in his membership in the Military 
Order of the Loyal Legion and in the Sons of Veterans, 
U. S. A. 

Our companion was an ardent patriot, giving much 
time and effort to the loyal endeavor in many circles and 
directions. He was a congenial and lovable associate, solic- 
itous for the welfare of others and jealous of the prerog- 
atives of his favorite Orders. He made fast friends of all 
with whom he came in contact, and his memory will be 
ever cherished by his companions in the Illinois Com- 

William T. Church, 
Henry R. Rathbone, 
Frank T. Milchrist, 



Captain Sixty-sixth United States Colored Infantry. Died at Mays- 
ville, Kentucky, July 4, ig2i. 

T> ORN at Wilmington, Mass., Nov. 4, 1842. Elected an 
-■-' Original Companion of the Order through the Com- 
mandery of the" State of Illinois, Dec. 10, 1896, Insignia No. 
1 1650. Died at Maysville, Ky., July 4, 1921. 

Register of Service : Entered the service as Pvt. 6th 
Minnesota Vol. Inf., Aug. 12, 1862. Advanced to Sergeant 
Major same command, Aug. 25, 1862. Discharged from 
service May 9, 1864, to accept promotion. Appointed Capt. 
Co. F, 68th U. S. Colored Infantry, to take effect April 
28, 1864. He was honorably discharged as such, July 16, 



History of Service : He served with the 6th Minnesota 
Volunteers ih two campaigns under Gen. Sibley, against the 
Sioux Indians during 1862; served with the 68th U. S. C. I. 
under Gen. A. J. Smith in campaigns in Tennessee and 
Mississippi. Participated in battle of Tupelo, Miss., and in 
several minor engagements. His regiment was ordered to 
New Orleans, La., in January, 1865, and from thence to 
Pensacola, Fla. It subsequently marched against and cap- 
tured Fort Blakely, entrance to Mobile Bay, in which action 
he was quite severely wounded. He rejoined his regiment 
at Alexandria, La., July 6, 1865, where he was discharged 
from the service on account of wound. 

Civil Record: Companion Norwood was one of the 
pioneer residents of Hyde Park, 111., and established the 
Norwood-Butterfield Lumber Company, from which he re- 
tired about twenty years ago. He was twice married. His 
first wife was Elizabeth Winne, of Hyde Park, 111. His 
second wife, Priscilla Finnell, of Flemingsburg, Ky. He is 
survived by his widow and only, daughter, Mrs. Edward 
B. Shapker, of Wilmette, 111., to whom the Commandery of 
the State of Illinois extends its sincere sympathy, and to 
him — Hail and farewell. 

Hugh D. Bowker, 
Thomas E. Milchrist, 
Edward D. Redington, 



Captain Sixty-sixth Infantry, United States Volunteers. Died at 
Quincy, Illinois, Inly lo, 1921. 

CAPTAIN Michael Piggott, a Companion of this Com- 
mandery, died at his home in Quincy, 111., January 10, 

Captain Piggott was born at Thurles, Ireland, September 
29, 1834, and with his parents, brothers and sisters, emi- 
grated to the United States while he was young. For a short 
time the family resided near New Orleans, then moved to 
St. Louis, Mo., where our Companion learned the trade of 
a bricklayer and, afterwards, a builder. 

On September 14, 1861, he enlisted at St. Louis, Mo., 
and on the 31st day of October, 1861, was mustered into 



the service of the United States, as First Lieutenant in Com- 
pany H, of Birge's Western Sharpshooters Volunteers, for 
a period of three years. On the 4th of March, 1862, he was 
promoted as Captain of said Company. The name of this 
Regiment was, on the 20th of April, 1862, changed to that 
of the 14th Regiment, Missouri Volunteers, and afterwards, 
on the 20th of November, 1862, the name of the Regiment 
was changed to that of the 66th Illinois Volunteers, by order 
of the Secretary of War and the Governor of Illinois, and 
the name of his Company became Company F of said Regi- 

Captain Piggott participated in the battles of Mt. Zion, 
Missouri, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Siege of Vicksburg, luka, 
Burkeville, and at Corinth, October 3rd and 4th, 1863. He 
also was engaged in the battle at Snake Creek Gap, Georgia, 
and at Resaca, where he was severely wounded, which re- 
sulted in the amputation of one of his legs. He was hon- 
orably discharged and mustered out of the service on ac- 
count of such disability, January 9, 1865. He then returned 
to his old home at Quincy, where he married Miss Eleanor 
Ann Cannell, and as the fruit of such marriage seven chil- 
dren were born, six of whom are living and reside at Quincy, 

Soon after his discharge from the army. Captain Piggott 
received an appointment in the Revenue Service of the 
Government, and remained in such service for about four 
years, and until he was appointed Postmaster of Quincy, 
and which position he held for sixteen years, discharging 
the duties of the office with ability and fidelity, and to the 
satisfaction of the patrons of the office. After that, for some 
years, he was employed in the Indian Department of the 
Government, adjusting and settling depredation claims, and 
allotting land to the members of Indian tribes that had been 
broken up. 

His private and public life was free from stain. He dis- 


charged his public duties intelHgently and faithfully. He 
was an honored member of the Grand Army of the Republic. 
He was elected a Companion of the Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion of the United States, through the Commandery 
of the State of Illinois, on the 8th day of January, 1891. 
He was a worthy Companion, his insignia being No. 8467. 

To the surviving relatives and friends we extend our 
heartfelt sympathy. 

Thomas E. Milchrist, 
James E. Stuart, 
Robert C. Knaggs, 



Captain Thirty-eighth Massachusetts Infantry, United States Vol- 
unteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, August 9, 192 1. 

-^ ^ Bedford, Mass., May 6, 1842, and died at Chicago, 
111., August 9, 1921. 

He enlisted in August, 1862, in the 38th Massachusetts 
Infantry as a private and was promoted through all the 
grades up to Captain of Co. H in the same regiment. 

His service was in the Department of the Gulf, where he 
participated in the Red River Campaign. He was also in 
both the attacks on Fort Fisher and was in the Campaign 



under Sheridan in the Valley of the Shenandoah in 1864 
where the 19th Corps participated in the ])attles of W'in- 
chester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek. 

He was wounded at Port Hudson, June 13, 1863, and at 
Fisher's Hill, September, 1864. 

At the close of the War of the Rebellion, Companion 
Bullard came west, locating at Saginaw, Mich., where he 
engaged in the wholesale grocery business, having as a part- 
ner. Captain Charles F. Shaw, who had been his school chum 
in Massachusetts, and was also in the same regiment during 
the war. 

After a few years in the grocery business he removed 
to Kansas City, Mo., where he became a member of the fire 
insurance firm of Whipple, Bullard & Co. They represented 
the Home Insurance Company of New York and the North 
British & Mercantile Insurance Company of England. While 
living in Kansas City he joined the Missouri Commandery 
of the Loyal Legion, and was transferred to this Com- 
mandery in 1902 on his removing to this city. His business 
here was that of Insurance Adjuster, being at the time of his 
death, and for many years previously, a member of the firm 
of A. F. Bullard & Co. 

He also acted for fifteen years as General Adjuster for 
the well known firm of F. S. James & Co. 

Companion Bullard was a member of the Council in 
1910 and Junior Vice Commander of this Commandery in 

He leaves a widow, Mrs. Frances V. Bullard; a son, 
George A. Bullard ; a daughter, Mrs. Louise B. Bloss, and 
three grandchildren. 

Our Companion was of a modest and retiring disposi- 
tion and not given to emphasizing his service in military or 
civil life, but his steady promotion in the army and his long 
and faithful service in his profession bear testimony to his 


efficiency and dependability. He illustrated in a high degree 

the "fine old name of gentleman." 

Edward D. Redington, 
William L. Cadle, 
George Mason, 



Hereditary Companion. Died at Lake Forest, Illinois, August 14, 


1 EVERETT THOMPSON was born November 11, 
^ 1869, and died at his residence in Lake Forest, Illinois, 
August 14, 1 92 1. 

He became a member of the Illinois Commandery Febru- 
ary 13, 1896, being the only son of our late Original Com- 
panion John Leverett Thompson, Col. ist N. H. Cav., and 
Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. V. Mr. Thompson was a graduate of 
Harvard in the class of 1892. After completing his course 
at Harvard, he devoted two and one-half years to study in 
Berlin, after which he entered the Northwestern Law School 
in the city of Chicago, and was admitted to the bar in 1895. 



Upon his admission to the bar he became associated with 
the firm of Holt, Wheeler & Sidley, which was originally 
his father's firm. In 1904 he became associated with the 
Chicago Savings Bank & Trust Company, and for a num- 
ber of years was a director of the company. In 191 1 he 
resigned as secretary and formed a partnership with Ralph 
H. Poole, engaging in the farm mortgage brokerage busi- 
ness. Mr. Thompson was interested in and gave unspar- 
ingly of his time and service to many civic and public wel- 
fare organizations. He was a member of the Municipal 
Voters' League and of the Civic Club of Chicago. For 
more than twenty-five years he was a member of the board 
of managers of the Y. M. C. A., and for twelve years 
served as treasurer of the Association. He was also a 
member of the board of trustees of the Y. M. C. A. Col- 
lege, and for twenty-five years a trustee of the Allendale 
farm for poor boys. 

During the period of the late war he volunteered his 
services to the American Red Cross and his entire time was 
devoted as director of the Military Relief to the Chicago 
Chapter. He was mayor of Lake Forest from 1914 to 


Mr. Thompson was married October i, 1901, to Alice 
Poole, who, with a daughter, survive him. 

John T. Stockton, 
William T. Church, 
W. T. Hapeman, 



Major and Surgeon Forty-second Illinois Infantry, United States 
Volunteers. Died at Buxton Center, Maine, August i8, 192 1. 

ZENAS PAYNE HANSON was born at Buxton Cen- 
ter, Maine, Feb. 5, 1833, where he resided until after 
becoming of age, in the meantime receiving his education 
at the Public Schools, Hebron Academy, and Colby Col- 
lege, from which he graduated in 1857. 

Soon after this he came to Illinois, finally entering Rush 
Medical College, Chicago, graduating in 1861, and on July 
22nd of same year enlisted in the 42nd 111. Vol. Inf. as 
Hospital Steward, serving in that capacity until July 11, 
1862, when he was promoted to Assistant Surgeon, and 
May 20, 1863, to Surgeon of same regiment, with rank of 



Major, serving in that capacity until Jan. 12, 1866, when 
he was mustered out with the regiment at Springfield, 111. 

His service included all the various engagements in 
which the regiment was engaged, beginning in southwest 
Missouri in the fall of 1861, Island No. 10, and New Ma- 
drid, Mo., Campaign, thence to siege and capture of Cor- 
inth, Miss., and siege of Nashville in October, 1862. With 
the Army of the Cumberland and its various battles, be- 
ginning with Stone River, including Chickamauga, Mis- 
sionary Ridge, expedition for relief of Gen. Burnside at 
Knoxville and East Tennessee, where on Jan. i, 1864, the 
regiment re-enlisted for the balance of the war, and soon 
after left for Chicago on their veteran furlough of thirty 
days. On their return to the South in April they imme- 
diately started on the i\tlanta Campaign, which ended with 
the capture of that city in September, after the many battles 
that took place in the hundred days or more during that 

They were among the troops soon sent back to Ten- 
nessee and participated in all the engagements with Hood's 
Army, which resulted finally in his being routed at the 
battle of Nashville, in December, and driven south across 
the Tennessee river. 

They were then again sent to East Tennessee, where 
they were at the time of Lee's surrender in April, 1865, 
and shortly returned again to Nashville, and in June sent by 
boat down the river to New Orleans, and across the Gulf 
to Texas, until on December 16, 1865, they were ordered 
home to Springfield, 111., for muster out, which took place 
on Jan. 12, 1866, thus having nearly four and one-half years 
of service. 

Returning to Chicago he located on the West Side, where 
he shortly after entered the practice of his profession, which 
he continued successfully until 191 1, when he returned to his 
native state on account of the failing health of his wife, and 


finally settling at his old home, having the unusual experi- 
ence of being born, and ending his earthly career in the 
same house, the final summons coming on Aug. i8, 1921. 

Our Companion was married to Ellen G. Gary, May 4, 
1864, whose death preceded him some three years. They 
had no children. 

He was elected an Original Gompanion of the Military 
Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, through 
the Gommandery of the State of Illinois, May 12, 1892, 
was also a member of the George H. Thomas Post, G. A. 
R., of Ghicago. 

As a Regimental Surgeon, he had no superior, being 
highly esteemed and beloved by its members, ready and 
willing at all times to render them any service that he could. 

He was intensely loyal, patriotic and public spirited, and 
a good citizen that any community might be proud of. 
His memory will be cherished by all who knew him. 

Henry K. Wolcott, 
Gharles E. Baker, 
Thomas E. Milchrist, 



Hereditary Companion. Died at Wilmette, Illinois, September i6, 


BORN on Georges Hill, Philadelphia, Pa., May 25, 1876. 
Elected an Hereditary Companion of the Order 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, December 
2, 1915. Insignia No. 17318. 

Died at Wilmette, 111., September 16, 192 1, and was 
buried at his boyhood home, Ambo)i, 111. 

Register of Service: Entered the U. S. military service 
as private, 6th 111. Vol. Inf., April, 1898, for two years, 
or during the war. Honorably discharged, November 25, 



History of Service : He served with his regiment dur- 
ing the invasion of Porto Rico in the Spanish-American 

Civil Record: He graduated from the Chicago Law 
School, June lo, 1902. Admitted to practice law by the 
Supreme Court of Illinois, October 17, 1902, and by 
Supreme Court of the United States, May 17, 1909. He 
married Pearl J. Jones, daughter of Judge Joseph B. Jones, 
of Effingham, 111., on October 5, 1908. He was a member 
of Woodmen of America and Knights of Columbus. 

He is survived by his widow and two daughters, to whom 
the Illinois Commandery extends its sincere sympathy. 

John A. Wesener^ 
Hugh D. Bowker, 
William T. Church, 



Captain and Brevet Major United States Volunteers. Died at 
Tampa, Florida, November 5, 1921. 

DANIEL NELSON HOLWAY, late an Original Com- 
panion of this Order, was born August 27, 1843, at 
Fabius, N. Y., died at Tampa, Fla., November 5, 1921, and 
was buried at Coldwater, Mich., where he had Hved a num- 
ber of years prior to his enHstment in the army. 

He enlisted in Company C, 17th Regiment, Michigan 
Inf. Vol., July 23, 1862, and was made first sergeant of his 
company. On February 24, 1863, he was commissioned 
second lieutenant of his company, and was promoted to be 
first lieutenant, September 19, 1863, and to be captain, Jan- 
uary 6, 1865, and was afterwards made brevet major, to 



date from January 2, 1865, for gallant and meritorious 
service in the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, 
Pittsburgh and Weldon Railroad. He was honorably dis- 
charged June 3, 1865. 

At the close of the war he returned to his old home in 
Coldwater, Mich., where he remained for a few years. He 
then moved to Chicago, and for a number of years was 
employed as passenger conductor of the Chicago, Milwau- 
kee & St. Paul Railroad. At that time he resided at 934 
Lake street. 

He became a member of the Loyal Legion of the United 
States, Commandery of the State of Illinois, December 6, 
1882. Soon after that time he moved to Tampa, Fla., where 
he engaged in business as a manufacturer, and continued 
his residence and business there until the time of his death, 
and where he was recognized as an honorable business man 
and a worthy citizen. 

Chas. E. Baker, 
Thomas E. Milchrist, 
Hugh D. Bowker^ 



Major and Surgeon Tiventy-first Illinois Infantry, United States 
Volunteers. Died at Tuscola, Illinois, Novetnber 24, ig2i. 

TO the list of Original Companions whose life enlist- 
ment has terminated is to be added the name of James 
Lee Reat, Major and Surgeon of the 21st Regiment Illinois 
Infantry, who died November 24, 192 1. 

He was elected a member of the Illinois Commandery 
of the Loyal Legion of the United States, December i, 
1898, the number of his Insignia being 12392. 

In his application for membership his Record in the 
War of the Rebellion is given as follows: "After a short 
hospital service in 1862, at Louisville, Ky., and Nashville, 
Tenn., was commissioned Assistant Surgeon of the 21st 111. 



Vol. Inf., March i, 1863." (Of this regiment Ulysses S. 
Grant was the first Colonel.) **May 21, 1864, was pro- 
moted to Surgeon, with rank of Major and served in that 
capacity until discharged from the service at Springfield, 
111., Jan. 25, 1866." 

The following is stated to have been his Service : **Was 
with the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro to 
Chattanooga, via Liberty Gap. At Winchester was in 
charge of the 38th 111. and 8ist Ind. Regts. as Medical Offi- 
cer. After the battle of Chattanooga, established a tem- 
porary hospital at that place, and after the Battle of 
Missionary Ridge, established a hospital at Bridgeport, Ala. 
In the spring of 1864, was in charge of a temporary hos- 
pital at Oolawah. Served in the series of battles of Atlanta 
Campaign and Jonesboro, Franklin and Nashville. Was 
with that portion of the army sent via New Orleans and 
the Gulf to wach Maximilian in Mexico, during 1865. Mus- 
tered out at San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 16, 1865, and re- 
turned with the regiment via the Gulf to Springfield, 111." 

From the Tuscola Journal of December i, 192 1, we 
learn the following facts : '^Companion Reat was of Scotch 
descent, his grandfather having come from Scotland, and 
fought under General Washington. Major Reat was born 
in Fairfield county, Ohio, Jan. 26, 1835, and died at Tus- 
cola, 111., Nov. 24, 192 1, which city had been his home since 
1859, except for the term of his army service. Was grad- 
uated from Cincinnati Medical College in 1858; later took 
a post graduate course in Rush Medical College, at Chicago, 
where he graduated in 1878. After his army service he 
re-entered the practice of medicine in Tuscola, 111., and con- 
tinued in active practice until the time of his death. 

In February, t86t, Dr. Reat and Sallie C. Callaway 
were married. 

Both lived to celebrate their golden wedding anniver- 
sary, Mrs. Reat dying soon after. The marriage was a 


happy one, and four children were the result of the union. 
Dr. Reat was a staunch Republican, a scholarly man, a 
faithful attendant at the services of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, greatly interested in the public schools and 
member of the Board of Education. 

We read further from the Tuscola Journal : 

"Withal, Dr. Reat was a true gentleman, courteous, 
scholarly, and the county has lost an upright, honorable 
and noble citizen and the medical profession an active, loyal 
and progressive member." 

The Memorial Committee, lacking a personal acquaint- 
ance with our deceased Companion, is glad to note the high 
appreciation by the citizenry of the community in which 
he lived, of his long, successful and useful life. 

By the records of the War Department and by the testi- 
mony of his townsmen and neighbors we have proof abun- 
dant of his worth as a patriot, soldier and a useful citizen. 

He was also a member of the local Post of the Grand 
Army of the Republic. 

It is with a sense of loss that the Illinois Commandery 
of the Loyal Legion of the United States makes this record 
of the closing of so useful a life. 

To the relatives and friends of our late Companion we 
tender our sincere condolences. 

Orett L. Munger, 
George Mason, 
John Young, 



First Lieutenant and Adjutant Eighteenth Illinois Infantry, United 

States Volunteers. Died at Boulder, Colorado, 

February 22, ig22. 

CAMUEL TASKER BRUSH was bom in Jackson 
^ County, Illinois, February 10, 1842. His father and 
mother both died before he was 12 years of age, and this 
orphan boy then became a member of the family of his 
uncle, Gen. Daniel H. Brush. When 13 years old, he began 
to work as a newsboy on the first train of the Illinois Cen- 
tral Railroad that came into Carbondale, and worked over 
a year successfully. He learned telegraphy and had charge 
of the Carbondale office for two years. His schooling had 
been limited, and he entered Illinois College in the fall of 



i860, intending to take a six years' course; but when the 
Civil War opened, he answered the first call for volunteers 
and enlisted in a Company at Jacksonville, 111., which was, 
however, not accepted because there was then an excess of 
volunteers. He then enlisted, at the age of 18, in the i8th 
111. Vol. Inf., in the Company of which his uncle, Daniel 
H. Brush, was captain. Sam Brush was found one-quarter 
of an inch under the regulation height ; he was told to stand 
aside, but when he burst into tears. Captain U. S. Grant, 
the mustering officer, directed him to be mustered, and said 
he would soon grow tall enough. 

He served for a time as Commissary Sergeant, and was 
then detailed as a telegraph operator and served for a time 
at Mound City and Cairo — part of the time was manager. 
He was then assigned to Corinth, but at his own request 
was returned to his regiment and served with it contin- 
uously throughout all of General Grant's campaigns in Ten- 
nessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. 

Gov. Yates commissioned him as First Lieutenant, Sep- 
tember 5, 1862, and he was appointed Adjutant of his regi- 
ment, serving in that office until February, 1864. He was 
then detailed as Aide-de-Camp on the staff of General 
Nathan Kimball, in command of a division of the i6th 
Army Corps, and became acting Assistant Adjutant Gen- 
eral, which position he held until his term of service expired, 
June II, 1864. General West had offered him the position 
of Captain and A. A. G., which he dechned. 

After returning from the army. Lieutenant Brush en- 
gaged in farming and coal mining, and was also in the lum- 
ber business. He organized the St. Louis and Big Muddy 
Coal Co., of which he was the General Manager. His asso- 
ciates were Major E. C. Dawes of Cincinnati, S. M. Dodd 
of St. Louis, and former Vice-President Charles E. Fair- 
banks of Indiana. He made a remarkable record in con- 
ducting the operations of the Company in its bitter labor 


troubles. He is regarded as one of the pioneers in the 
development of the great coal mining interests of southern 

He was one of the leaders in the temperance reform 
movement and contributed much time and money (loaning 
at one time $10,000.00 to the Illinois Anti-Saloon League) 
in behalf of the enactment of prohibition. He was Presi- 
dent of this society for several years, and at a critical time 
in its history he made liberal contributions to carry liquor 
cases through the courts and help make the organization 
powerful and efficient. 

He was a leading member of the Carbondale Presby- 
terian Church and led in the erection of its present beau- 
tiful house of worship. 

He married Sophia L. Freeman at Anna, 111., October 
3, 1864. She died in September, 1874. The two children 
who survive are James C. Brush of Chicago and George 
M. Brush of Carbondale. His second wife was Jennie Can- 
dee of Galesburg, 111., wdiom he married November 8, 1882. 
The surviving child of this marriage is Elizabeth P. Brush, 
who is a teacher of History in Rockford (111.) College. 
There are also four grandchildren and one great-grand- 

For 68 years he was a resident of Carbondale and was 
regarded as one of the leading citizens in all that related 
to the business interests of that region, and a leader in civic, 
moral, and religious affairs. 

He died in Boulder, Colo., February 22, 1922, and was 
laid to rest at Carbondale, 111., where he had lived for so 
many years. To the widow the Commandery extends sin- 
cere sympathy. 

Lieutenant Brush was elected an Original Companion 
of the Order through the Commandery of the State of 


Illinois, on the 13th day of November, 1890. Insignia 

No. 8292. 

Duncan C. Milner, 
Thomas E. Milchrist, 
Hugh D. Bowker, 



Major and Surgeon Ninety-third Illinois Infantry, United States 
Volunteers. Died at New London, Connecticut, March 2g, 1^22. 

/^ NE of the oldest, if not the oldest, members of this 
^^ Commandery, Dr. Charles A. Griswold, passed away 
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry A. Morgan, in 
New London, Conn., March 29, 1922. 

He came of New England ancestry, having been born 
at Essex, Conn., November 24, 1830. His grandfather was 
a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and his father was in 
the Army in the War of 1812. He was graduated from 
Yale College in the class of 1852, and soon after went to 
Utica, N. Y., and was connected with the staff of the State 
Insane Asylum. 



After completing a course in the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, New York City, he came to Illinois in 1856, 
settling in Fulton, where he commenced the practice of 
his profession, in which he continued without interruption, 
except for his term of service in the Army, until about eight 
years ago, when he retired and took up his residence with 
his daughter in New London, Conn. He continued in full 
possession of his faculties until the summ.ons came to him 
suddenly in his 92nd year. 

At the organization of the 93rd Regiment, 111. Vol. Inf., 
in October, 1862, Dr. Griswold was appointed Assistant 
Surgeon, and promoted to Surgeon March 27, 1865; mus- 
tered out June 2.}^, 1865. The regiment was attached to the 
15th and 17th Army Corps, and our Companion was in the 
siege of Vicksburg, at Missionary Ridge, and in Sherman's 
Campaign to Atlanta, Savannah, through the Carolinas and 
to Washington, and the Grand Review. For a considerable 
time he was on detached service with the Pioneer Corps^ 
and with several field batteries. 

In 1866 Dr. Griswold was married to Alice E. Smith, of 
Cleveland, Ohio. Four children were born to them, two 
of whom died in infancy. Two daughters, Mrs. E. D. 
Redfield and Mrs. Henry H. Morgan, reside in Connecticut. 
Mrs. Griswold died in 1874. 

After his return from the war and marriage, he resumed 
the practice of his profession in Fulton, 111. He was highly 
respected by his fellow townsmen, and the confidence they 
had in him was shown by his being elected to many offices, 
he having served as President of the School Board for three 
terms, as Supervisor and as Mayor, and in 1889 was State 
Senator from his district. 

He was a man of the highest scholarly attainments, and 
frequently wrote for publication. He became a Republican 
at the organization of the party, and was outspoken in 
defense of his convictions. For considerably more than 


a half century he practiced his profession, and well deserved 
to be called a "Doctor of the Old School," whose character 
has been so well portrayed in the "Bonnie Brier Bush" by 
Ian McLaren. 

Edward D. Redington, 
William L. Cadle, 
Orett L. Munger, 



Captain Nineteenth Illinois Infantry, United States Volunteers. Died 
at Chicago, Illinois, May 8, 1922. 

T^AVID FRANCIS BREMNER, Captain, 19th 111. Inf., 
^^ died at his home, No. 5001 Greenwood avenue, Chi- 
cago, Alay 8, 1922. 

In the death of Captain Bremner this Commandery has 
lost a distinguished and honored Companion ; one who be- 
came endeared to us by many ties of association and friend- 

Captain Bremner was born in what is now Ottawa, 
Canada, June, 1839. He came with his parents to Chicago 
in 1848, receiving his education in this city. Previous to the 



Civil War he was 2nd Lieutenant of the Chicago Highland 
Guards, a military company commanded by the gallant sol- 
dier, Captain John Mc Arthur (who later attained the rank 
of Major General). 

When the Civil War broke out, he was one of the first 
young men of his time to offer his services to his country 
as 2nd Lieutenant of the Highland Guards, which after- 
wards became known as Company E, 19th Illinois Volun- 
teers. For meritorious services, he was soon made Captain, 
and took part in several memorable battles of the Civil War, 
particularly at the Battle of Missionary Ridge ; when his 
color bearer was shot down, Captain Bremner took up the 
colors and succeeded in planting them on the top of the 
Ridge, though his coat was pierced with a number of bul- 
lets and the flag staff shot in twain in his hands. He was 
cited for bravery on this memorable occasion. During his 
service he participated in the following principal battles 
and engagements with the armies of the Ohio and Cumber- 
land, with distinguished honor : 

The advance in, the capture and occupation of Bowling 
Green, Ky. ; the occupation of Nashville, Tenn. ; capture of 
Huntsville, Ala. ; capture of Decatur, Ala. ; capture of Tus- 
cumbia, Ala. Served with General Negley in expedition to 
Chattanooga, June 2, 1862. Engaged in the Siege of Nash- 
ville, Battle of Stone River, Tullohoma Campaign, Hoover's 
Gap, Beach Grove, Duck River. Was with General Thomas 
commanding the 14th Army Corps during the Chickamauga 
campaign, and had a severe engagement at Davis Cross 
Roads, September 11, 1863. In Battle of Chickamauga, 
September 19 and 20, 1863; in Battle of Missionary Ridge, 
November 25, 1863; in battle at Buzzards Roost, Febru- 
ary 24, 1864. Took part in the Atlanta campaign and 
engaged at Ringgold, Ga. ; Tunnel Hill, Ga. ; Rockey Face 
Ridge ; Battle of Resaca ; engagements at Dallas, New Hope 
Church, Allatoona Hills, Ackworth, and many minor affairs. 


Mustered out by reason of expiration of service, July 9, 

The regiment left Chicago nearly one thousand (1,000) 
strong, received two hundred and eleven (211) recruits and 
mustered out with less than three hundred and fifty (350) 

After the war, the young captain started in the baking 
business at Chattanooga, Tenn. He later moved to Cairo, 
111., and finally came to Chicago, and when in 1871 the Chi- 
cago fire consumed his plant. Captain Bremner, with that 
keen foresight for which he was noted, leased the old Me- 
chanical Bakery, on Clinton street, while the fire was still 
burning, and started baking immediately. 

Fron this humble beginning. Captain Bremner by his per- 
sistent efiforts forged his way to the front, and wnthin a short 
time became recognized as a leader in the baking industry 
throughout the central and western states. A little later he 
incorporated the D. F. Bremner Baking Company, which 
grew by leaps and bounds, and when the American Biscuit 
Company was organized on May 24, 1890, his plant was taken 
over by that organization and he became the first vice presi- 
dent, and later became the president of the American Bis- 
cuit Company. 

In the baking industry, the name Bremner became noted 
and the firm continued to prosper, and finally when the Na- 
tional Biscuit Company was organized on February 12, 1898, 
Captain Bremner's plant was included in the new organiza- 
tion, and he was chosen as a director of the new company, 
and was made chairman of the manufacturing committee, 
which position he held until 1904, when he resigned and re- 
tired from active business. 

Captain Bremner married Miss Katherine Michie in 1865, 
and their union was blessed with seven children — four sons 
a,nd three daughters. The sons now operate Bremner 


Brothers' biscuit plant in Chicago, which is one of the lead- 
ing cracker plants in the United States. 

Captain Bremner's activities were many, but he made it a 
point to take considerable interest in the welfare and upbuild- 
ing of Chicago, and took part in many of the movements 
after the fire, to develop important projects in his adopted 
city, and in recognition of his interest in the civic welfare of 
Chicago, he was appointed a member of the Board of Edu- 
cation, which position he held for several years. 

Captain Bremner's life was full of good ; he was a de- 
voted husband and father, and his genial manner quickly 
won the confidence of all who knew him. 

He was elected Companion of the Illinois Commandery, 
June 3, 1889, Insignia No. 16604. 

Deeply sympathizing with his berveaved widow and chil- 
dren, we, with them, mourn his loss and shall ever hold his 
memory in respect and esteem. 

Whatever chaplet honor wears. 

Whatever rank can valor claim. 

Whatever guerdon youth doth hold, is thine ; 

And thou art ours. 

John Young, 
George Mason, 
Thomas E. Milchrist, 



I'irst Lieutenant Fifty-first Illinois Infantry, United States Volun- 
teers. Died at Macomb, Illinois, May 9, 1922. 

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United 
States, Comniandery of the State of Illinois, Insignia No. 
1 1086, elected June 13, 1895, was born at Knoxville, 111., 
April 2^, 1842, the son of John and Margaret Anderson 
Eads, they being natives of Kentucky and North Carolina, 
respectively. His mother died when he was three years 
of age, and following her death he lived with the family 
of his grandfather in Morgan county, Illinois, until his 
twelfth year, when he rejoined and lived with his father at 
Knoxville, 111., until the eventful year of 1861, when he 



entered the service of his country as a volunteer in Com- 
pany C, 51st Regiment, IlHnois Volunteer Infantry, De- 
cember 24, 1861. On the organization of the company he 
was appointed Second Lieutenant, and was promoted to 
First Lieutenant, November 17, 1862, participated in many 
engagements, including those of Stone River and Chicka- 
mauga, and many minor engagements. Partially disabled 
from the effects of a fall, he was detailed as Military 
Railway Conductor, and while in this service was taken 
prisoner at Athens, Ala., by the command of General 
N. B. Forrest, sent to Meridian, thence to Enterprise, 
Miss., and exchanged, resuming the duties of his special 
detail, serving until January 14, 1865, when the active mili- 
tary operations by the Army of the Cumberland having 
ceased, he resigned his commission, which was accepted 
as from January 31, 1865. He then took a course in the 
study of bookkeeping in New York City, following which 
engaged in mercantile business in Topeka, Kan., and on 
coming to Macomb in the year 1876, was employed as a 
bookkeeper by the Union National Bank, where he re- 
ceived frequent and continued promotions to his final 
election as Chairman of the Board of Directors of that 
bank, which he held at the time of his death. May 9, 1922. 
One of the many interesting incidents in the life of 
Companion Eads was his capture of Confederate Lieu- 
tenant Dunlap with his company, at the battle of Stone 
River, the officer surrendering his sword to his captor, who 
retained the trophy until the year 1893, when, with Mrs. 
Eads, he visited the south and attended by invitation a 
meeting of ex-Confederates, he receiving social greetings, 
and referring to the incident told his hosts that if he could 
locate the officer who surrendered to him, the trophy would 
be returned, resulting in the announcement of the offer in a 
publication issued in the interest of ex-Confederates, the 
officer being Lieutenant Dunlap, of Blue Springs, Miss., 


when correspondence was exchanged between the former 
enemies, resulting in the return of the trophy. Our Com- 
panion and Mrs. Eads visited ex-Lieutenant Dunlap at his 
home, being most cordially received. 

Our Companion was married January 28, 1868, to Mary 
C. Tinsley, daughter of Nathaniel P. Tinsley, of Macomb. 
To this union two children were born, Margaret, who died 
at the age of four years, and Eleanor Eads Bailey, wife of 
J. W. Bailey, of Macomb, mother of our Companion, Albert 
Eads Bailey, grandson. To Mrs. Albert Eads, the wife 
and life companion, the relatives and many friends of our 
Companion, we tender for this Commandery, sincere sym- 
pathy in their and our, great loss. 

Charles F. Hills, 
Allen W. Gray, 
Louis F. Gumbart/ 


J'irst Lieutenant Twelfth Iowa Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at Davenport, loiva, May 2$, 1922. 

-*-^ Venango township, Erie county, Pennsylvania, July 
6, 1839, and died at Davenport, Iowa, May 25, 1922. His 
father, James B. Morgan, born in England, came to this 
country when about eighteen years *of age and settled in 
Pennsylvania, where he was married to Margaret C. Boyd. 
The father died when our Companion was six months old, 
and his mother, after remarriage, moved to Iowa, settling 
in Delaware county, where her son was brought up on a 
farm. He attended the public schools, and afterwards took 
a course of study at Lenox College. 



When President Lincoln issued his call for 75,000 three 
months' volunteers after Fort Sumter was fired upon, he 
was one of the first to respond, and enlisted April 20, 1861, 
and was discharged August 21, 1861, at the termination of 
his enlistment. Within two weeks he re-enlisted in Co. K, 
1 2th Iowa Infantry — September 7th — being mustered in the 
same day. He served as Orderly Sergeant of his company 
continuously till February 5, 1865, being often in command 
of his company, and on the latter date was promoted to 
First Lieutenant for meritorious service. 

He was in the battles of Forts Henry and Donelson, and 
his regiment participated in the Battle of Shiloh, the Siege 
of Vicksburg, and the battles incident thereto, being in the 
15th Army Corps until its transfer to the i6th Corps, with 
which it was connected till the close of the war. The regi- 
ment while with the i6th Corps served in the campaign 
against General Sterling Price in Missouri and Arkansas, 
and in the Battle of Nashville against General Hood, where 
our Companion was in command of his company while still 
Orderly Sergeant. It was because of his conduct in this 
battle that he received his promotion. He participated in 
the last campaign of the war in the West, being present at 
the capture of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakeley, in Mobile 
Bay. Following the close of the war he was detailed to 
help organize the Freedmen's Bureau, and served on this 
duty till final discharge, his total term of service aggregat- 
ing nearly five years. 

On his return from the war he attended Rush Medical 
College in Chicago, with the intention of pursuing the 
practice of medicine, but later decided to practice dentistry, 
and so entered the Philadelphia Dental College, from which 
he graduated in t8.68. He then removed to Davenport, 
Towa, where he practiced his profession successfully for 
more than a half century, honored and esteemed as a 
citizen and friend. Many dental appliances were patented 


by Dr. Morgan, as well as a number of new methods of 
treating dental diseases. 

On September 28, 1871, he married Minnie C. Harris, 
who survives him. 

Edward D. Redington, 
Eugene B. Hayward, 
Parker W. McManus, 



Captain Sixteenth Wisconsin Infantry, United States Volunteers. 
Died at St. Petersburg, Florida, June 7, ig22. 

vember I, 1846, at Manchester, Vt., and died on June 7, 
1922, at St. Petersburg; Fla.,'in his 76th year. He enHsted 
at Waukesha, Wis., February 25, 1862 — when but fifteen 
years of age — as a private in Company "H," 19th Regiment, 
Wisconsin Infantry Vohuiteers; was promoted to Second 
Lieutenant of Company "H," i6th Regiment Wisconsin 
Volunteer Infantry, October 28, 1864. Mustered out of 
the service with the Regiment at Louisville, Ky., July 12, 



Under an Act of Congress, he has been recognized as 
Captain of Company "D," i6th Regiment Wisconsin Vol- 
unteer Infantry, from July 2, 1865. He served with his 
regiment in the Army of the James, and in the Army of 
the Tennessee. Was on detached service on the gunboat 
General Jessup, on York River, in 1863. Participated in 
the battles of Drury's Bluff, Kingston, Suffolk, Jonesboro, 
N. C, and in various skirmishes and campaigns with his 

At an early age (in 1855) he moved with his parents 
to Waukesha, Wis., where he attended the public schools 
until his enhstment in the Army in 1862. After being mus- 
tered out of the service he went to Beloit, Wis., where 
he studied law and was admitted to the bar of Illinois, 
and to the United States Supreme Court bar in Washing- 
ton, D. C, which enabled him to try cases in any court. 

He was one of the oldest and best known court reporters 
in Chicago. 

Companion Bennett was elected a member of the Illi- 
nois Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion 
of the United States, April 6, 1899. He was a Past Com- 
mander of the U. S. Grant Post No. 28, G. A. R., Depart- 
ment of Illinois, and served several terms as A. A. G. and 
Judge Advocate of the same Department; also as A. A. G. 
to the National Commander-in-Chief, of the G. A. R., and 
rendered efficient service at many of the National Encamp- 
ments of the G. A. R. He was an enthusiastic member of 
the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, and for several 
years its corresponding secretary. He was a life member of 
Washington Chapter No. 43, R. A. M., of Chicago; was 
also a member of Alpha Council No. i, Royal League, of 

Ten years ago Companion Bennett became rheumatically 
afflicted, and by creeping stages had been deprived of the 
use of his limbs, so that he was unable to help himself, his 


hands and feet utterly useless to his self-help. Although 
thus afflicted physically, his brain remained unaffected to 
the moment his spirit leaped away and was free from its 
sadly shattered tenement. He was a patriot in the tumultu- 
ous days of his country's jeopardy, a hero in the days of 
his personal suffering. 

They laid his worn-out body to rest among the pines 
in the Royal Palm Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Fla. As he 
was being lowered to his last resting place a bird in a tree at 
his feet sang its beautiful song, a company of the . old 
guard, the G. A. R., covered his casket with flowers and a 
flag, the emblem of the country he loved. 

Captain Bennett is survived by his patient and faithful 
wife (who, during the ten years of his disability, devoted 
the whole of her time in nursing and caring for him), and 
by a daughter, a brother and a sister. 

His memory will be warmly cherished by his surviving 
Companions, who extend to his sorrowing family their deep 

William L. Cable, 
George Mason, 
Charles F. Hills, 


The Commandery never had a 
Photograph of this Companion. 


Hereditary Companion. 

STEPHEN WILLIAM SEXTON, the oldest son of 
Original Companion Colonel James Andrew Sexton, 
U. S. v., and Laura Woods Sexton, was born June ii, 1869, 
in Chicago. 

He was named after his grandfather, Wm. Woods, who 
was a charter member of the Chicago Board of Trade. 

After graduating from the old North Division High 
School, which was subsequently named the James A. Sexton 
School, he entered his father's business, Cribben & Sexton, 
Universal Stoves and Ranges. 

He married Marie A. Rodman, youngest daughter of the 
(then) late Francis A. Rodman, secretary of the State of 
Missouri, during the reconstruction. 

They had two children: James A. Sexton, who died in 
infancy, and Laura Lydia, who, with his widow, still survive. 

After his father's death he entered into partnership with 
Chas. Young in the tobacco and confectionery business until 
a few years before his death. 

When the Spanish- American War broke out, he recruited 
a company and was commissioned Captain by the governor 
of Illinois, but was not called into active service. 

He volunteered for service during the World War, but 
ill health prevented his being accepted. 



He was sick with Bright's Disease for a number of years, 
and died very suddenly of heart faikire, June 7, 1922. 

His was a genial, kindly soul ; always ready to laugh and 
enjoy a joke, a student rather than a business man, and a 
most devoted and loving husband and father. 

He was a member of the ''Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion" and "Sons and Daughters of Chicago." 

George A. Paddock, 
•John D. Black, 
George V. Lauman, 



Second Lieutenant Tiventieth Wisconsin Infantry, United States 
Volunteers. Died at Evanston, Illinois, July i6, ig22. 

OUR Companion Eversz was born July lo, 1842, in the 
little village of Buderich, near the fortified town of 
Wesel, in the Prussian Rhine Province, Germany, and died 
at Evanston, 111., July 16, 1922, having celebrated his 
eightieth birthday with his children and grandchildren the 
same week. 

The father of our Companion was Capt. Louis Ernst 
Eversz, who, before emigrating to this country, was for a 
season Burgomaster of Wesel, an office of honor and re- 

In 1848, at the time of the Revolution in Prussia, which 



induced Carl Schurz and his compatriots to seek the free- 
dom of this country, Capt. Eversz was urged by one of his 
brothers, who had already settled in Wisconsin and had 
written him of the opportunities in the new country, to seek 
his fortune in the United States. This he did, and settled in 
Ripon, Wis., bringing his family, consisting of four sons 
and two daughters. The family underwent all the privations 
of the early pioneers, but the children were educated in the 
public schools and the father evidently was soon American- 
ized and the children taught to love their adopted country, 
for the four sons all enhsted in the Union Army, the oldest 
losing his life in the service. 

Our Companion, feeling the need of more of an educa- 
tion than was afforded by the public schools, attended a 
commercial college in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., for a year, 
returning to Ripon in 1861. On August 14, 1862, he was 
mustered into the United States service in the 20th Wiscon- 
sin Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal and was promoted 
through all the grades' of Sergeant to a Second Lieutenancy, 
February 20, 1863, and was mustered out as such at 
Madison, Wis., July 30, 1865, at the close of the war. The 
regiment served the greater part of its time in the Army of 
the Frontier west of the Mississippi, but also took part in 
the campaigns of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, Lieut. Eversz 
closing his career in the army in almost the last engagement 
of the war, the Siege of Mobile, Ala. After being mustered 
out, he entered Ripon College and worked his way through 
that institution. 

Some time during his college course he was encouraged 
by his friends, in his desire to enter the Christian ministry, 
and in 1870, after his marraige to Harriet Hammond, of 
Ripon, went to Oberlin, Ohio, to attend the theological 
seminary at that place. While there he also taught German 
in Oberlin College. His first pastorate was at Columbus, 
Wis., in the Olivet Congregational Church, where he re- 


mained four years, when he accepted a call to the Hanover 
Street Congregational Church of Milwaukee, Wis. He re- 
mained there till he became superintendent of the German 
work of the Congregational Home Missionary Society, in 
which he was engaged till two years before his death, when 
he became in a sense superintendent emeritus, and almost 
till he quietly fell asleep, was more or less active in the office 
at Chicago. 

For thirty years he was constantly traveling all over the 
broad Western frontier, establishing and fostering these 
small and struggling churches, and their continued existence 
in many instances is owing to his indefatigable energy and 
his self-sacrificing labors. He loyally served his country and 
his God, and has been called to a greater service by the Great 

He leaves a son, Ernest H. Eversz, a member of this 
Commandery, and four daughters, Mrs. H. S. Manchester, 
of Madison, Wis. ; Mrs. R. R. McKinnie, Mrs. E. H. Jacobs, 
and Mrs. W. A. Rice, of Evanston, 111. His wife died 
several years before her husband passed away. 

Edward D. Redington, 
James H. Moore, 
John Young, 



Colonel Forty-ninth Wisconsin Infantry and Bvt.-Brig. General, 

United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, 

September 5, 1922. 

BISHOP SAMUEL FALLOWS was born December 
13, 1835, at Pendleton, England. He came with his 
family to the United States in 1848. The home was in 
Marshall, Wis., where he attended the public schools, and 
afterwards the University of Wisconsin, where he graduated 
in 1859, and at his death was the oldest alumnus. As late 
as last June he made a stirring address at Madison. He 
was given the degree of A. M. by his university in 1862, 
and LL. D. in 1894. He was serving as vice president of 
the University of Galesburg, Wis., when he entered the army 



as chaplain of the 32nd Wis. Vol. Inf. He resigned June 
29, 1863, on account of ill health. He was commissioned 
Lieut.-Col. of the 40th Wis. Vol. Inf. May 20, 1864, and 
mustered out Sept. i6th, at end of the term of service of 
100 days. He was commissioned Colonel of the 49th Regi- 
ment of Wis. Vol. Inf., Jan. 28, 1865, and mustered out 
Nov. I, 1865. He was commissioned by the President of 
the United States Brevet-Brigadier General of- Volunteers 
"for meritorious services," on Oct. 25, 1865. He par- 
ticipated in the various campaigns of his regiments. He 
commanded the port of Rolla, Mo., and the ist Sub-District 
of Missouri. 

He was a conspicuous officer and member of the various 
patriotic societies associated with the Civil War. 

He was long a member of Grant Post No. 28, Depart- 
ment of Illinois. He was Chaplain-in-Chief of the Grand 
Army of the Republic in 1907 and 1908. He was Com- 
mander of the G. A. R., Department of Illinois, in 19 13 and 
19 14. He was Commander of the Illinois Commandery of 
the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States 
in 1907, and served as Chaplain of the Loyal Legion a num- 
ber of years and was in that office at the time of his death. 

On the death of Gen. G. M. Dodge he was elected presi- 
dent of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, and 
became chairman of the Grant Memorial Commission. On 
April 27, 1922, at Washington, D. C, he presided over the 
ceremonies at the unveiling and dedication of the great 
monument in honor of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, and made a 
great impression upon the mighty throng, made up of not 
only American citizens, but the ministers and officials of 
foreign governrhents. 

A month later he served as Chaplain of the Day at the 
dedication of the Lincoln monument. 

Bishop Fallows was a leader in educational and civic 
affairs and identified with all questions of moral reform. 


He was a Regent of the University of Wisconsin, 1866- 
1874; State Superintendent of Public Instruction of Wis- 
consin, 1871-1874, and President of Illinois Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, 1874-1875. 

He was President of the Board of Managers of Illinois 
State Reformatory from 1891 to 19 12. 

He was chairman of the General Educational Commis- 
sion at the World's Columbian Exposition. 

He became widely known as a champion of the rights 
of the Negro, and was president of the Illinois Commission 
to celebrate the half century of Negro freedom in 191 5. 

He was a prominent advocate of prohibition and a zeal- 
ous champion of the enforcement of law. 

He was president of the Chicago School for Home Nurs- 

During the World War he was known throughout the 
nation for his patriotic speeches. 

He was the author of a large number of books. Among 
them were "Synonyms and Antonyms," ''Encyclopaedic Dic- 
tionary," ''Popular and Critical Biblical Encyclopaedia," 
"Story of the American Flag" and "Health and Happiness." 

Upon his graduation from the University he entered the 
ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church and continued 
in that service until he entered the army in 1862. 

After the war he resumed his ministry, entering the Re- 
formed Episcopal Church, and in 1875 became rector of St. 
Paul's Church of Chicago, and retained that position the 
rest of his life. He was ordained bishop of the Reformed 
Episcopal Church in 1876, and was elected presiding bishop 
nine times. 

He was noted throughout the nation for his fraternal 
relation to all religious denominations; was active in co- 
operation with the Federation of Churches. About a year 
before his death he inaugurated the open air "Step Ladder" 
services under the auspices of the Chicago Federation. He 


was a trustee of the National Societies of Christian En- 
deavor. To the very end of his Hfe he was active in ail 
that related to the home, the church and the nation. 

Bishop Fallows married Lucy Bethea Huntington, April 
9, i860. Mrs. Fallows died July 30, 1916. His children 
who survive him are Miss Alice Katherine, Edward Hunt- 
ington, Charles S. and Mrs. Wm. Mayer. 

He died at his home in Chicago, September 5, 1922. 
His body laid in state in St. Paul's Church from 9 A. M. 
to 2 P. M., on September 7th. A great multitude of people 
of many nationalities, with tokens of affectionate devotion, 
passed the casket containing the body of their friend. 

A beautiful and appropriate service was held in St. 
Paul's Church, which could not accommodate the throngs 
who gathered to honor the great patriot, philanthropist and 
Christian minister. The interment was at Hadley, Mass. 

The G. A. R. ritual service was conducted in the chapel 
of Graceland cemetery by Grant Post. 

Bishop Fallows was a living representative of a sunny 
Christianity. He could have said — 

"Under the wide and starry sky 
Dig the grave and let me lie. 
Glad did I live and gladly die, 
And I laid me down with a will." 

Duncan C. Milner, 
Orett L. Munger, 
George Mason, 



Hereditary Companion. 

GEORGE TURNLEY DYER, son of Major Clarence 
Hopkins and Elizabeth Rutter Dyer, was born in 
Chicago January 8, 1871. He received his education in 
public and private schools of Chicago, and later went to 
St. Mark's School, Southboro, Massachusetts. Returning 
a young man to Chicago, he entered the office of the Pioneer 
Cooperage Company, and from that time his life was de- 
voted to its interests. 

In the capacity of Sales Manager, Mr. Dyer gained wide 
acquaintance and reputation both in Chicago and through- 
out the country. He was thoroughly and accurately in- 



formed on all phases of the Cooperage industry and his 
activities were marked with so much vigor and efficiency 
that the announcement of his death came as a great shock 
to his many business associates and friends. Mr. Dyer was 
elected Vice-President of the Pioneer Cooperage Co. in 
I9i4*and served as Manager of the Chicago office from that 
time to the day of his death, which occurred very suddenly 
from heart disease on November the fifteenth, 1922. 

Mr. Dyer's habits of Hfe were quiet, his time being di- 
vided between business and home. Until within a few years 
of his death, he had been very active in religious affairs, 
being a member of the Episcopal Church and deeply in- 
terested in its advancement. He leaves with all who knew 
him the memory of a strong character, a progressive 
executive, a loving husband and father, and a most genial 
and faithful friend. 

His wife, two daughters and a son survive him, the latter 
having just been presented with membership in this Order, 
derived from his father. 

"Think of him still as the same, I say. 
He is not dead — He is just away." 

Joseph James Siddall, 
John T. Stockton, 
William T. Church, 


Captain Twenty-seventh Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. 

CAPT. McMANUS was born at Newark, Delaware, 
June 21, 1842, and died at San Diego, California, No- 
vember 28, 1922, in the 8ist year of his life and was buried 
at Davenport, Iowa, where he had resided since his muster 
out in 1865. 

His parents came West when our companion was a lad, 
and he received his education in a private school in Daven- 
port and at Iowa College, and was for a short time at Am- 
herst College, Mass., which he left to enlist in the 27th Mass. 
Vol. Infantry at Springfield, Mass., October 16, 1861, being 
appointed ist Lieutenant of Co. B at its organization. He 



also served with the same rank in Cos. I and K. In May, 

1864, he was appointed Adjutant of the regiment, and while 
in a confederate prison was commissioned Captain. The 
27th Regiment was assigned to the Burnside Expedition and 
became attached to the brigade commanded, by Gen. J. G. 

The regiment left Annapo'.is, Md., January 9, 1862, for 
North Carolina, and Lieut. McManus was in all the cam- 
paigns and battles in that state during 1862, and in the siege 
of Washington, N. C, March 30 to April 16, 1863. Early 
in the latter year the regiment was ordered to Virginia and 
became part of the Army of the James, being attached to the 
i8th Corps commanded by Gen. W. F. ("Baldy") Smith. 
Companion McManus was in all the battles of that Army 
after arriving at Bermuda Hundred till captured at Drury's 
Bluff, May 16, 1864. 

He was confined in Libby Prison, at Richmond, Va., 
and in the prisons at Macon and Savannah, Ga., and Char- 
leston, and Columbia, S. C, escaping from the latter No- 
vember 29, 1864, traveling two hundred miles in seventeen 
days in company with several comrades. 

He was mustered out at Washington, D. C, in February, 

1865, and returned to Davenport, which continued to be his 
home till his decease. 

On March 9, 1876, he was married to Miss Flora Meek, 
who survives him. Four children were born to them : James 
M., Parker W., Jr., WiUiam F., and Florence E., wife of 
G. H. Ficke. His oldest son, J. M., who died a few years 
ago was a member of this Commandery. 

For thirteen years our companion was a member of the 
Iowa National Guard and is referred to as Colonel. He was 
held in high esteem as a citizen, and was a member of the 
19th General Assembly of Iowa. In 1887 he was elected 


County Treasurer, and at different times held other offices of 


Edward D. Redington, 
Walter R. Robhins, 
Eugene B. Hayward, 



Second Lieutenant Twelfth Illinois Infantry, United States Volun- 
teers. Died at Chicago, Illinois, November 29, 1922. 

ond Lieut., I2th Regt., 111. Vol. Inf., was born in Chi- 
cago, 111., Oct. 8, 1840, and died there Nov. 29, 1922. 
Enlisted in Co. A, 12th Regt., 111. Vol. Inf., Oct. 10, 1861 ; 
mustered at Paducah, Ky. ; was appointed Quartermaster 
Sergt. of his regiment ; later returned to his Company ; was 
commissioned by Gov. Yates, of Illinois, as Second Lieut., 
as of date June 16, 1862, serving until his resignation was 
accepted Aug. 3, 1864. 

In command of his Company during the Atlanta cam- 


paign, he participated in the many battles fought by the 
Second Brigade, Second Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, 
Army of the Tennessee, Military Division of the Mississippi, 
among which was Lane's Ferry, Rome Cross Roads, Dallas, 
Lost Mountain, Nickajack Creek, Bald Knob, Atlanta, 
Decatur, Ezra Church, and the Siege of x\tlanta. 

Our Companion in civil life earned and retained the re- 
spect and confidence of all with whom he became associated, 
answering the final call Nov. 29, 1922. His widow, Mrs. 
Sophronia B. Johnston, and daughter. Miss Lucy M. 
Johnston, have the consolation of his record as a volunteer 
soldier of 1861, with the sincere sympathy of this Com- 
mandery, in their great sorrow. 

Charles F. Hills, 
George Mason, 
Robert C. Knaggs, 



First Lieutenant and Adjutant Forty- fourth Indiana Volunteer 

JAMES COLEGROVE was born in Tioga County, Pa., 
Septeml^er 4, 1830, and passed peacefully away at his 
home in Pasadena, California, December 16, 1922, at the 
ripe old age of 92 years. 

In 1857 he married Jane Welsh of Huron County, Ohio, 
who preceded him to the Great Beyond twenty-seven years 
ago. Of this union were born seven children, two of whom 
died in infancy. Of the surviving five, John W. lives in 
Bufifalo, N. Y., Edwin H. in Chicago, Frederick W. in 
Kansas City, Jane in Pasadena and Mrs. C. E. Ingham in 



San Fernando. Eight grandchildren and five great-grand- 
children also mourn his loss. 

For a time in his young manhood he taught school, and 
then for many years practiced law. During the latter part 
of his life he was connected with book stores in Chicago 
and Los Angeles, being drawn to this work by his great love 
for literature. 

Lieut. Colegrove entered the service, August, 1861, as ist 
Lieut, and Adjutant of the 44th Indiana Vol. Infantry, 
and his whole service was with that regiment. He took 
part in the attack at Fort Donalson, his regiment being a 
part of General Lew Wallace's Division, and at Shiloh when 
his brigade was commanded by General J. G. Lauman, sire 
of our present esteemed Recorder. 

He was a life-long Republican, having first cast his vote 
for that party when it was organized. His political views 
were always strongly expressed and his interest in public 
affairs ardently displayed. 

His quickness of wit and repartee, which he inherited 
from his mother's Irish forbears, helped to make him a 
most genial companion and favorite with young and old. 
His love for nature was intense, his garden being tended 
with devotion so long as his strength permitted. He ex- 
perienced great pleasure in lavishing his beautiful flowers 
on all who cared for them. Once he purchased ten acres 
of pasture land to spare three lofty elms from destruction. 
In middle life he associated with scientific men and was 
long an active member of the Chicago Academy of Science. 

His was a warm heart, ever responsive to calls for sym- 
pathy or need and generous to a fault. He was particularly 
fond of children who were wont to accost him as Santa 
Claus for his venerable and benevolent aspect and sparkling 

He was a great student, taking up Greek at the age of 80 
that he might read Homer and Plato in the original. 



His latter years were spent as an invalid but always with 
a cheer and never a complaint. His manhood was virile, 
his old age serene and beautiful. His long pilgrimage is 
over, his life a heritage to those he loved so well. 

To his family this Commandery extends their sympathy. 

Hugh D. Bouker, 
Charles E. Baker, 
Charles B. Fullerton, 



Captain Tzventiefh Illinois Infantry, United States Volunteers. Died 
at Kansas City, Missouri, December ig, 1922. 

CAPTAIN OSCAR LUDWIG was born at Royalton, 
N. Y., Nov. 20, 1839, and died in Kansas City, Mo., 
Dec. 19, 1922, being 83 years of age. His remains were 
interred in Oakwoods Cemetery, Chicago, 111. 

At the breaking out of the Civil War Capt. Ludwig was 
living at Bloomington, and on April 22, 1861, he enlisted as 
a private in Co. C, 20th Regt. 111. Vol. Inf., and was mus- 
tered into the U. S. service as Sergeant of Co. C, June 13, 
1861 ; was promoted to ist Sergt. April 7, 1862, and to 
Sergt. -Major of the regiment, Nov. 23, 1862 ; was commis- 



sioned 2nd Lieut., July 5, 1863, and Captain, July 16, 1865. 
Under the provisions of an act of Congress, approved June 
3, 1864, his rank of ist Lieut, and Captain was to take effect 
June 3, 1864. 

He was mustered out with his regiment in Chicago, III, 
July 25, 1865, having served his country through the whole 
period of the war. 

Companion Ludwig participated in the following battles 
and campaigns: Battle of Frederickstown, Mo., Oct. 21, 
1861 ; Fort Henry, Tenn., Feb. 6, 1862; Fort Donelson, 
Tenn., Feb. 12-14, 1862; Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862; Britton's 
Lane, Tenn., Sept. i, 1862; Port Gibson, Miss., May 6. 
1863; Raymond, May 12, 1863; Jackson, Miss., May 14, 
1863; Champion's Hill, May 16, 1863 ; Black River Bridge, 
May 17, 1863; assault on Vicksburg, May 19 and 22, 1863; 
siege of Vicksburg and assault on the crater (Ft. Hill), 
June 25, 1863; Meridian Expedition, Feb. 4 to March i, 
1864, including battle of Chunky Station, Miss., Feb. 12, 
1864; Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 15, 1864; Decatur, Ala., Dec. 
27 and 28, 1864; Kniston, N. C, March 14, 1865, and in all 
the battles of the Atlanta Campaign, including the battle 
of and fall of Atlanta, where he was severely wounded at 
the assault, July 21, 1864 (had previously received flesh 
wounds at Shiloh and Britton's Lane) ; was with Gen. Sher- 
man's army from Goldsburg, N. C, thence to Washington, 
D. C, where he participated in the Grand Review; was in 
thirty-one battles during the Civil War. 

For many years after the war Capt. Ludwig resided in 
Chicago, and was engaged in the foundry business. 

He was elected a member of the Illinois Commandery of 
the Loyal Legion, Nov. 12, 1896; was a member of the 
Society of the Army of the Tennessee and of the Grand 
Army of the Republic. 

He is survived by two daughters and one son — Mrs. C. 
T. Blackford and Mrs. E. F. Wilcox, of Kansas City, Mo., 


and Wm. O. Ludwig, of Columbus, Ohio, to whom the 
members of the Loyal Legion extend their sincere sym- 

William L. Cable, 

George Mason, 
Charles F. Hills, 


First Lieutenant Ninety-fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry. 

WILSON O. STAHL was born December 6th, 1842, 
at Somerset, Pa., and died at Chicago, IlHnois, De- 
cember 26th, 1922. Interment was at Bloomington, IlHnois, 
his old home. 

He enlisted at Bloomington, Illinois, July 17, 1862, in 
Company "H," 94th Illinois Volunteer Infantry as a private ; 
promoted to Corporal in September, 1862; to Sergeant, 
January, 1863; and commissioned First Lieutenant in May, 
1864, all in the came company and regiment. He was mus- 
tered out with the regiment July 17, 1865, just three years 
to a day from the time he enlisted. 

The regiment had its origin in the magnificent burst of 


enthusiasm which greeted President Lincoln's call for more 
troops in 1862, and was organized, inspected and put into 
the field within ten days. It was called the McLean Regi- 
ment because it was composed entirely of McLean County 

Companion Stahl participated with the regiment in all 
its campaigns and battles, including the battle of Prairie 
Grove, Ark., Dec. 7, 1862, siege of Vicksburg, 1863, siege 
of Fort Morgan, Ala., April, 1864, and Spanish Fort, Ala., 

He was one of six brothers who were in the service dur- 
ing the Civil War. He resided in Chicago a great many 
years and was connected with the City Health Department 
for more than twenty years, where he performed efficient 
and faithful service and had many warm friends in the 

He was elected a member of the Illinois Commandery of 
the Loyal Legion Alarch 6th, 1902. Companion Stahl is 
survived by one son, Harvey M., and one daughter, Mrs. 
Frank A. Marshall, to whom the Commandery extend their 
sincere sympathy. 

William L. Cadle, 
Edward D. Redington, 
William D. Fullerton, 

Hereditary Companion: 

COMPANION SIDDALL was born in Philadelphia, 
Pa., July 31, 1854, and died in Chicago, 111., Decem- 
ber 29, 1922. He was the son of Major Hugh W. Siddall, 
who had an enviable record as Assistant Surgeon of the 
85th Penn. Vol. Infantry and Surgeon of the 74th Infan- 
try from the same state, his service covering two full years. 
The son was educated in the Philadelphia Public Schools 
and came to Chicago in 1875 ; he had made his home in 
Evanston for more than a quarter of a century, and his 
business connections had been in Chicago. 

For the last twenty-two years of his life he had been 
connected with the Methodist Book Concern in that city, 



and he finished his work for the year — and all years — while 
sitting at his desk with pen in hand. Although a very busy 
man, he found time for active participation in all the ac- 
tivities of the Church of his love. He was one of the 
founders of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Evanston, and 
was a Vestryman for 25 years and Superintendent of the 
Sunday School for 21 years, and had been accorded the 
unusual distinction by the Bishop of Chicago of a perma- 
nent lay reader's license. He also held high honors in the 
Masonic Order. 

Although a member of this Commandery only a few 
years, he valued his connection highly and was in very reg- 
ular attendance at its meetings. 

He was married October 10, 1887, to Bell Jane Glassey 
of Philadelphia, who survives him with their seven children, 
the oldest of whom — Theodore P. — is a member of this 

Edward D. Redington, 
Robert C. Knaggs, 
George A. Paddock, 


The Coinmandery never had a 
Photograph of this Co??jpanion. 

Captain United States Army Retired. 

CAPT. TROXEL transferred from the Commandery 
of the State of California December 14, 1895. 

Entered the service as a private in Co. "C", 25th Iowa 
Vol. Infantry August 21, 1862. ist Sgt. Sept. 2"/, 1862. 
Discharged June 6, 1865. 2nd Lieut. 17th U. S. Infantry 
Feb. 2:^, 1866. 1st Lieut. July 7, 1867. R. Q. M. Oct. 20, 
1872. Capt. June 28, 1878. Retired June 22, 1889. 

Second Brigade, ist Division, 15th A. C, Army of the 
Tennessee. Battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, 
Walnut Hill, assault, siege and surrender of Vicksburg, 
Jackson, Canton, Tuscumbia, Lookout Mountain, Mission 
Ridge, Ringgold, Atlanta campaign. Battle of Resaca, Dal- 
las, Kenesaw, Atlanta, Ezra Church, Jonesboro, March to 
the Sea, Capture of Savannah, through the Carolinas, 
Columbia and Bentonville. With his regiment from 1866 
to 1889. 




Abbey, Charles Peters 489 

Abbott, George Byron 389 

Abercrombie, John Joseph 549 

Adams, Charles Waldo 433 

Allyn, Arthur Washburn 202 

Amory, William Appleton 60 

Atkins, Smith Dykins 113 


Babcock, Campbell Elias 392 

Ballard, Orville Wellington,. 362 

Balsley, Joseph 39 

Bane, Oscar Fitzalan 415 

Bardwell, Abileno Cutler 567 

Barnum, Morgan King 552 

Barnum, William Lewis 657 

Barrett, Samuel Eddy 91 

Beach, Myron Hawley 623 

Belfield, Henry Holmes 48 

Bell, James Hamilton 122 

Bender, George Anthony 621 

Bennett, John Wesley 596 

Bennett, Jonas Leroy 701 

Bentley, Wilbur Gorton 637 

Bigelow, Edward Alpheus 210 

Black, John Charles 262 

Blackford, Albert J 230 

Blakesley, Alpheus Miles 339 

Blodgett, Asiel Zebulon 316 

Bosley, Edward Franklin 585 

Botsford, Reuben Smith 490 

Bremner, David Francis 691 

Bridgman, Frank sy 



Brooks, Everett Wellington. . . 105 

Brown, Cyrus Winthrop 629 

Brush, Charles Eliphalet 360 

Brush, Daniel Harmon 578 

Brush, Samuel Tasker 684 

Buckbee, Julian Edward 562 

Bucknam, Alvin Felch 313 

Buell, Charles Clinton 604 

Bullard, Albert Franklin 669 

Burroughs, George Tyler loi 

Byers, Frederick Weills 247 


Callender, Eliot 144 

Carr, Camillo C. C 177 

Carr, Clark Ezra 524 

Cartlidge, John Hopkins 319 

Chamberlin, Walter Howard.. 662 

Chenoweth, William Hall 44 

Chester, Henry Whipple 469 

Chetland, August Louis 156 

Cleveland, Edmund Francis. . . 532 

Colegrove, James 720 

Collins, William Augustus... 457 

Coman, Seymour 660 

Cone, Pinckney Skilton 251 

Connolly, James Austin 203 

Crandon, Thomas Franklin 

Philip 541 

Crane, Simeon Henry S72 

Crawford, Charles Frederick. . 522 


Duachy, George Kellogg 19 

David, Elijah Brown 424 




Dean, Bradley 258 

Delaware, Ambrose Sheldon.. 336 

Dick, George Frederick 193 

Dodge, William Alden 446 

Dougall, William 237 

Durgin, John Cooper 626 

Dustin, William Goldsbourn.. 452 

Dyer, George Turnley 713 


Eads, Albert 695 

Eaton, Henry Zelora 576 

Ebi, Monroe 320 

Eldridge, Cornelius Shepard.. 648 

Elwood, James Gavion 398 

Evans, Rowland Nathaniel 308 

Everz, Moritz Ernst 706 

Ewing, Milton Augustus 227 


Fallows, Samuel 709 

Felton, Charles Henry 405 

Freeman, Henry Varnum.... 346 

Frowe, Samuel Selden 39 

Fuller, Edward Minor 78 

Fuller, Eugene Corydon 174 

Furness, William Eliot 132 


Gibson, Theodore Cunningham 11 

Gilman, Joseph Thayer 318 

Godfrey, Henry Townsend... 386 

Graham, Harvey 15 

Grant, John Cowles 160 

Green, George 72 

Greenhutt, Joseph Benedict... 507 

Griswold, Charles Augustus.. 688 


Haas, Maximilian A. F. . . . . . 243 

Hale, George Wheelwright... 190 


Hammond, Charles Lyman... 450 

Hanson, Zenas Payne 674 

Harding, Amos Joseph 81 

Harris, Benjamin Francis 70 

Harris, Samuel 586 

Harts, Peter Wilde 528 

Hartz, Wilson Tweed 253 

Harwood, George Washington 591 

Harwood, William Elvis 430 

Hay, Charles Edward 293 

Hayes, Philip Cornelius 325 

Heaford, George Henry. 288 

Hebard, Frederick Schiller... 618 

Herenden, George Bowen.... 354 

Hershey, Andrew Henry 10 

Higginson, Samuel Storrow.. 9 

Hoffman, Douglas Thomas... 536 

Holway, Daniel Nelson 679 

Hoover, James Ambrose 88 

Hotchkiss, Charles Truman.. 184 

Hunt, Charles Cummins 408 


Jackson, Albert Judson 310 

Johnson, Edward Schrader... 632 

Johnston, James Birney 718 


Keller, William Betts 167 

Kelly, George Thomas 515 

Kelley, Harrison 412 

Kenaga, William Fletcher 76 

Kidder, Henry Martyn 601 

Knowx, George Gregg 466 

Koch, Charles R. E 332 


Lannen, Thomas Edward 677 

Lanstrum, Christian Ernest.. 512 

Leake, Joseph Bloomfield 125 

Lee, Benjamin Franklin 594 




Lewis, John Calvin 558 

Linscott, Benjamin Herrick.. 420 

Lorimer, William Andrew 573 

Ludwig, Oscar 723 


Mack, Uziah 95 

Mason, Charles Winder I35 

Mason, Roswell Henry 218 

Mayer, Leopold 323 

Meacham, Florins David 460 

Melcher, Samuel Henry 255 

Mihills, Merrick Almansor... 161 

Miller, Milton Bourne 86 

Moore, Gordon Grant 104 

Morey, Lawrence Bevans 296 

Morgan, James Burgess 698 

Morton, Charles Adams 31 

Mullaly, John Edward 213 

Mullen, Isaac Todd 479 

McCauley, Henry Sayrs 320 

McClaughry, Robert Wilson.. 614 
McCracken, Aaron Hinsdale. . 142 

McLean, John 654 

McManus, James Meek 455 

McManus, Parker Whittlsey. . 715 
McMurtry, Alexander Cran- 
ston 441 


Nash, Alfred 395 

Neely, John Chamberlain.... 571 

Nelson, Nels 35 

Newberry, Walter Cass 63 

Niles, John Willard 197 

Nind, John Newton 643 

Norton, Oliver Willcox 606 

Norwood, Frederick William. 664 


Osborn, Hartwell 280 

Otis, Ephraim Allen 139 


Park, Harvey Slaughter 148 

Patterson, Theodore Henry.. 546 

Peters, Mathew Henry 481 

Piggott, Michael 666 

Pingree, George Ely 611 

Pogue, Henry Warren 361 

Pollak, Bernard 417 

Post, Philip Sidney 599 

Price, Samuel Harrison 495 

Purrington, Dillwyn Varney.. 163 

Puterbaugh, Leslie Don 427 


Reat, James Lee 681 

Reed, David Wilson 35i 

Reed, Nathan Adams, Jr 365 

Reynolds, Gerard Bunker 498 

Richardson, George Robert... 305 

Riebsame, Christian 129 

Rinaker, John Irving 214 

Robinson, George Franklin . . . 438 

Rogers, Theodore Smith 383 

Rost, Charles 502 

Roys, Cyrus Dustin 241 

•Rusmey, Israel Parsons 651 

Russell, Henry Clay 277 

Schmidt, Frederick Michael.. 500 

Sears, John Barry 358 

Sears, Joseph 25 

Sexton, Stephen William 704 

Sexton, William Harvey 153 

Seymour, Frederick Stanley.. 268 

Shattuck, Lorenzo Brace 66 

Shattuck, Samuel Walter 222 

Sheridan, Millard Johnson 107 

Shipman, Charles Goodrich... 477 

Sholl, Alexander 283 

Siddall, Joseph Johnson 556 




Siddall, Theodore Percival... 728 

Smiley, Charles Edward 187 

Smith, Benner X 565 

Smith, James Bunyan 645 

Smith, John Alexander 367 

Smith, John Corson, Jr 580 

Smith, Joseph Samuel 2)2> 

Smith, William Sooy 298 

Stahl, Wilson O'Hara 726 

Stevenson, Alexander Fleming 485 

Stewart, Malcolm N. M 12 

Stibbs, John Howard 342 

Stiles, John Mortimer 410 


Tabor, Roy Bartling 302 

Tabor, Rufus King 274 

Thistlewood, Napoleon Bona- 
parte 271 

Thompson, John William 462 

Thompson, Leverett 672 

Thompson, Richard Swain... 171 

Tice, William W 212 

Tidball, Zan Linn, Jr 504 

Trimble, Harvey Marion 435 

Tripp, Stephen Seward 42 

Troxel, Thomas Graham 730 

Turner, Thomas McMillan... 165 

Tuthill, Richard Stanley 583 


Van Sellar, Henry 233 


Voller, Joseph 443 

von Kolkow, Edwin Reinhard 496 


Wait, Horatio Loomis 328 

Walker, Pelig Remington 117 

Wallis, Obed Warner 208 

Walton, Henry Harrison 475 

Warren, Charles Stewart 170 

Warner, Frederick Raynsford 79 

Waterhouse, Allen Cobb 46 

Watson, Frederick Augustus. . 136 

Watson, Henry Belden 116 

Waterman, Arba Nelson 379 

White, John Luther 124 

Wimpfheimer, Eugene Henry. 173 

Wilcox, Edward Sanford 554 

Wilcox, William Henry 150 

Williams, Rudolph 376 

Williams, William Henry 300 

Wilson, Benjamin Mairs 285 

Winn, Charles Andrew 518 

Winne, Archibald 23 

Woods, Robert Mann 538 

Wright, Francis Marion 401 

Wright, Henry Delcar 589 


Young, Jesse Bowman 179 


Zimmerman, John 199 


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