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Deceased Companions of the 
Commandery of the State of Illinois 

Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion of the United States 

From July 1, 1901, to December 31, 1911 
. 2 









This second volume of memorials of deceased compan- 
ions includes all memorials filed between July 1, 1901, and 
December 31, 1911. 

In preparing the volume the Committee found that there 
are no memorials for some Forty Companions, who died 
previous to December 31, 1911 ; and the committee has 
added an appendix therefore, including said Forty Com- 
panions, giving each his military record as shown by the 
records of the Commandery, the date of his death and num- 
ber of his insignia and Commandery number, and it is 
thought that a subsequent volume can easily include memor- 
ials as filed. 

It is hoped that this volume will meet with favor. 

"At the soldier's homes, where the veteran privates of 
the Civil War are laid to rest, at burials of privates and 
officers of the army on frontier posts, wherever the last 
military honors are paid, the sweet notes of this call give 
voice to the last farewell." 




Hospital Steward United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, 
July 23, 1901. 

of the uncertainties of human happiness and the 
instability of mortal hopes July 23, 1901, and in his pass- 
ing away we have lost a kindly, sympathetic friend, and 
charming Companion ; and the Commandery at large a most 
worthy member. 

Companion Etheridge was born at St. Johnsville, New 
York, January 27, 1842. He was the third son of the late 
major and surgeon, Francis B. Etheridge, Fifth Minnesota 
Volunteer Infantry, and through this connection was elected 
June 9, 1887, a member of the first class in this Command- 
ery by right of inheritance. 



His boyhood days were spent in St. Johnsville and Lit- 
tle Falls, New York, until the year 1860, when his family 
removed to Hastings, Minnesota, where he became inter- 
ested in the drug business, and so practiced and studied 
until the organization of the Fifth Regiment Minnesota 
Infantry, when his father having been appointed assist- 
ant surgeon of that regiment he enlisted therein April 16, 
1862, and was appointed hospital steward. He served with 
his regiment through the siege of Corinth, participating 
later in the battle of luka. Having contracted disease 
through his exposure and untiring devotion to duty, he 
was discharged for disability August 1, 1862, and returned 
to his home, at Hastings. When his health had so far im- 
proved as to permit thereof he entered the University at 
Rochester, New York, and later attended the College of 
Pharmacy in New York City, graduating therefrom in 
March, 1865, to enter the employ of Day & Hoagland, 
wholesale druggists in that city. He was later a member 
of the firms of Alfred Ethericlge & Co., Rome, New York, 
and S. P. Farrington & Co., Chicago, 111., and upon the 
dissolution of the latter firm he entered the employ of 
Sprague, Warner & Co., Chicago, Illinois, remaining with 
them for some twelve years, or until failing health com- 
pelled him to relinquish all business cares. 

Neither vainglorious nor self-seeking he did faithfully 
and well that which came to his hand to do. Kindly, just 
and tolerant he was ever the courteous gentleman, with 
never varying kindness of manner for all who approached 

His marriage to Miss Annie Wilson in 1865 was one of 
true and lasting affection. He never thought the sweet- 
ness and tenderness due to the woman he had chosen as 
too weak for his manliness, and so the lover and the hus- 
band were as one even to the coming of the twilight, and 
into the night that comes just before the eternal day. 


To those who knew him best his memory will be ever 
renewed with a f ragance that time may not dispel ; for it 
is the remembrance of the kindly word and deed and works 
that remains longest in the heart, and impels the sorrow 
of an ever tender regret for his taking away. 

We tender our sincerest sympathies to those whom he 
loved best and dearest the sorrowing Companion of his 
life's journey the son who is also our Companion, and the 
two who have lost the loving father. We join our hopes 
with them that in the "Land of the Leal" there shall come 
the meeting face to face, when we shall know each other 
glorified in that peace which the world cannot give, and 
where there will be rest for us forever. 




Brevet Major United States Volunteers. Died at Denver, Colorado, 
July 25 1 igoi. 

Talmage, Ohio, in 1835, and died in Denver, Colo., 
where he had gone to seek health and a rest, on July 
25th, 1901. He was the son of the Rev. David Lyman Coe, 
one of the prosperous and influential pioneers of the West- 
ern Reserve, in Ohio. The father was a scholarly -man and 
a graduate of Williams College and related to the late Gen- 
eral and President R. B. Hayes. He died in 1836 when 
Albert Lyman was an infant, and his mother in 1838 mar- 
ried Dr. O. K. Hawley, a prominent and influential man, 
the intimate friend of Joshua R. Giddings, and Senator Ben- 
jamin Wade. Thus it happened that our companion from 



his earliest years came directly in contact with the avowed 
enemies of human slavery, when abolitionism was nearly 
as much an opprobrium in the North as in the South. Col- 
leges were not so plentiful then as now, and young Coe 
only received academic instruction at Painesville for two 
years, and after, at Grand River Institute at Austinburg. 

He was a strong, athletic lad, brave, cautious and pru- 
dent, and for such qualities he was chosen by the old aboli- 
tion leaders to pilot in the darkness many a band of fugi- 
tive slaves fleeing to Canada for freedom. Thus life passed 
until he reached the age of eighteen years, when he resolved 
to strike out in the world and enter upon business. 

He settled in Chicago, in 1853, and entered into the coal 
trade with the firm of L. R. Clarke & Co. ; years later the 
name was changed to Coe & Carpenter, and so continued 
until the beginning of the war. Upon Mr. Coe's return 
from the war, he entered the real estate business under the 
well known firm name of Mead & Coe. During the war, in 
March, 1864, Major Coe was married to Miss Charlotte E. 
Woodward, daughter of Joseph Woodward, a leading mer- 
chant of Mansfield, Connecticut. During all the years of 
his life in Chicago, Major Coe was no drone. Modest 
almost to a fault, he yet took a deep interest in every work 
for the social, moral and financial upbuilding of the city. 
He was one of the organizers of the Union League Club. 
He was for many years Treasurer of the City Missionary 
Association, and Trustee and Vice-President of the Young 
Men's Christian Association. He was the financial adviser 
of the Young Woman's Christian Association, and upon 
the very day his death was announced in Chicago, two let- 
ters from him were received and read by that organization 
planning for large improvements in the near future. These 
letters, written in his sick room, evidence the deep interest 
of the man in these Christian benevolences, which com- 
manded so much of his time and thought. Since its build- 


ing, Major Coe was a director in the Auditorium Associa- 
tion, and for years a director of the Royal Trust Company 

He was a member of the New England Congregational 
Church from its organization in 1853, and when he died 
was one of the honored and loved deacons. He was a mem- 
ber of the Loyal Legion since 1879, also the Grand Army 
of the Republic, George H. Thomas Post, - and loved both 
organizations. It was in September, 1861, he was com- 
pelled from a sense of patriotic duty to drop all and enter 
the army. He enlisted as a private in the Fifty-first Illinois 
Infantry, a Chicago Regiment. Before leaving camp he 
was commissioned second lieutenant; serving for a time in 
the Army of the Cumberland. Upon the organization of 
' ^ the Army of the Mississippi under General Pope, Lieuten- 
"ant Coe with his command joined it, and took part in the 
siege and battles of New Madrid and Island No. 10. From 
New Madrid his command went to Fort Pillow and joined 
the main army on its march to Corinth at Hamburg Land- 
ing, in its movement under command of General Hallock. 
From Corinth he went in pursuit of the Confederate Army, 
and after was for some time stationed at Tuscumbia, and 
Decatur. From thence he was ordered to Nashville, and 
assigned to duty as Assistant Quartermaster on the staff 
of General Morgan, commanding First Brigade, Second 
Division of the Fourteenth Army Corps. He was in the 
campaign from Nashville to Chattanooga, the battle of Mis- 
sion Ridge, the Atlanta campaign ; went with Sherman to 
the sea, and marched through the Carolinas and to the 
Grand Review at Washington. He was mustered out of 
service at Springfield, Illinois, in November, 1865. After- 
ward, in 1875 until 1880, he helped organize the Illinois 
National Guard and served as Quartermaster and Major 
on the staff of General A. C. Ducat, and was on duty during 
the riots in Chicago in 1877. When he was called to set- 


tie his accounts at Washington in 1865 as Quartermaster, 
so complete and businesslike were his papers that not a 
change was required, and the department complimented him 
for the manner in, which he had accomplished his difficult 

It was thus that our companion in life proved equal to 
every task he assumed, or that was placed upon him by a 
confiding public. From the nature of his daily business, 
he had become the wise counsellor and adviser of scores 
and hundreds of orphans and widows who had little invest- 
ments to make upon which their home life depended. He 
was a profoundly religious man, without a show of bigotry; 
interested in everything that would benefit the masses ; and 
as his record clearly shows, he belongs in the great roll of 
patriots, fast going to their reward. We but honor the liv- 
ing, and do simple justice to the dead, when we honor the 
memory of a man, who willingly offered his life that the 
nation might live and the flag still float in its beauty and 
glory over the millions to follow. 




Major and Paymaster United States Army. Died at Calamba, 
Philippine Islands, November 12, igoi. 

HUGH REED BELKNAP died November 12th, at Ca- 
lamba Laguna, Luzon, Philippine Islands, of gan- 
grene, caused by septic poisoning of the intestines. He 
was a member of this Order of the First Class in Sue- 
cession, deriving his eligibility from his father, Brevet 
Major General William W. Belknap, U. S. V., and came to 
this Commandery by transfer from the Commandery of the 
State of Iowa. 

Companion Belknap was born at Keokuk, Iowa, Septem- 
ber 1, 1860. His grandfather was a Brigadier General in 
the Regular Army. His father was Secretary of War in 
the cabinet of President Grant. His education was obtained 



in the public schools of his native city and in an academy 
at Andover, Mass. His business experience was that of a 
railroad man, eventually becoming superintendent of the 
first elevated railway in Chicago. 

In 1894 he was the Republican nominee for Congress 
from a Chicago district, and, although apparently defeated, 
upon a contest and recount was proven to have been elected, 
and was seated. In 1896 he was returned from the same 
district by an increased majority over a new and strong op- 
ponent. In the House he was a hard worker, being a mem- 
ber of the House Committee on Military Affairs. 

In 1899 he was married to the daughter of George W. 
Steele, member of Congress, of Marion, Indiana. His wife 
survives him. 

By nature and tradition always interested in military 
affairs, at the close of his second Congressional term he 
tendered his service to the Government in a military capac- 
ity, was accepted, and commissioned on March 11, 1899, 
Major of U. S. Vols. and Additional Paymaster. His appli- 
cation was based on a petition almost unanimously signed 
by his fellow members of the House of Representatives. 

Early in the present year, 1901, he was made, by Presi- 
dential appointment, Major in the U. S. Army in the Pay- 
master's Department, and was on duty as such at the time 
of his death. 

In recording this tribute to his memory, we mingle our 
most sincere sympathy with that of those who mourn and 
love him, as we recall to mind a Companion who was 

An honest, able man, 

A good neighbor and public-spirited citizen, 

A genial, cultivated gentleman, 

A patriot and a soldier. 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, November 
27, 1901. 

ENLISTING in the Fortieth Massachusetts Volunteer 
Infantry in July, 1862, before muster the choice of 
Second Lieutenant of his Company fell to his lot; in the 
following December was advanced to the rank of First 
Lieutenant, and commissioned Captain, September 7, 1864. 
He was a conspicuous officer in that regiment, following 
its fortunes, participating in its battles, and upon campaigns 
always seeking to lighten the burdens and ameliorate the 
hardships that came to his men. The regimental history 
is the history of his military life. In the Winter of '63- 
'64, being attached to a Southern department, he was in the 
battle of Olustee, Florida, February 20, 1864. Returning 



North the following Spring, he took part in the engage- 
ment at Drury's Bluff, and subsequently in the awful carn- 
age at Cold Harbor, Virginia, where he received injuries 
that soon made it apparent his continuing in the service was 
impossible, and he was honorably discharged September 21, 

Such is the abridged story of the soldier career of our 
late Companion John Fairfield Weare. 

He was born at York, Maine, February 17, 1839, and 
died at Chicago, November 27, 1901. 

He married Lydia D. Cabot, and of the union three boys 
were born, the eldest, George Cabot Weare, being a mem- 
ber of the Commandery. 

With health restored, he engaged in mercantile pursuits, 
displaying in his undertakings that eminent quality of energy 
and ability in the line of duty, and loyalty to associates that 
characterized his younger life. 

During the past two years, since withdrawing from the 
world of affairs, he has lived quietly with his boys, appar- 
ently in the full vigor of manhood; an unexpected foe, 
however, was near at hand, for without a moment's warn- 
ing the bugle sounded "taps" and his lights went out. The 
memory of a patriot's deeds and a faithful life abides with 




First Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Danville, Illi- 
nois, December 2, 1901. 

ElUTENANT SAMUEL A. L. LAW was born in 
Boone County, Kentucky, May 21, 1836, and died at 
Danville, Illinois, December 2, 1901. Companion Law 
moved to Illinois when he was seven years of age, and at 
thirteen years of age enlisted in the Mexican War as Drum- 
mer in General Dick Taylor's command. In July, 1861, he 
enlisted in Company C, Forty-seventh Illinois Infantry, and 
he was mustered in August 16, 1861. Soon after his en- 
listment he was made First Sergeant, later he was commis- 
sioned Second Lieutenant, and then First Lieutenant, and 
as such commanded his Company through the Vicksburg 
campaign. In the Fall of 1862 he was appointed Quarter- 



master of his Regiment. Before this, however, he acted as 
recruiting officer, and secured a number of enlistments 
around Peoria. He rose from the position of First Sergeant 
to Regimental and Brigade Quartermaster, and belonged to 
what is known as the "Eagle Brigade." For meritorious 
service, Captain Law was appointed Brigade Quartermaster, 
and attached to General McArthur's staff. He was in the 
last battle fought in the war, and his experiences were ex- 
citing and varied. Companion Law was noted during his 
service throughout the Civil War for his indomitable cour- 
age ; he absolutely did not know what fear was, and was 
frequently selected by his commanding officers for the most 
difficult and perilous services. In the years since those ex- 
citing times, he has been in the Government service a part 
of the time as Assistant Postmaster at Peoria. He was a 
genial and loyal friend, an upright man, and has passed on 
to the reward of those who are faithful to the end. He 
left a large circle of sorrowing friends, but no enemies, 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." 




Companion of the Third Class. Died at Belviderc, Illinois, 
December 6, 1901. 

THE generation of today had no part in the "War of 
the Rebellion" and the vagueness and want of detail 
of History is fast enveloping many of the momentous 
yet less evident parts of the operations connected with it, 
and perhaps for this reason its memory to its survivors be- 
comes more and more dear as days and months recede. Men 
who made weary marches ; who stood shoulder to shoulder 
in the mad rush of battle; who followed the body of the 
comrade of yesterday, with arms reversed and to the sound 
of a funeral march, or knew it to be consigned to its last 
resting place without coffin or shroud, not only do not for- 
get, -but as the procession passes on and day by day the 



ranks of the survivors thin, have a closer and yet closer tie 
and extend the right hand of fellowship with increased 
warmth of brotherhood to everyone who had personal part 
in it; not alone to the comrades, with whom they marched, 
but also to the men, who, though not in the field, yet did 
what they could with all their might to help on the cause 
for which the soldier bivouacked and marched and fought, 
in rain and frost, hungry and foot sore, summer and winter, 
nights and days. The earnest man, who volunteered for 
field service, well knew he had many an equally earnest 
friend, whom the exigencies of his life compelled to remain 
at home, who would find work to do and do it to the full 
measure of his strength, in furtherance of the cause they 
equally had at heart. All honor to this Order that it has 
always recognized this. 

And one of them, General Allen C. Fuller, is the sub- 
ject of this memorial notice. The outbreak of hostilities 
found him occupying a high judicial position, which the bar 
of his Circuit petitioned him not to resign, but at the urgent 
request of the Governor and other State officers to come to 
Springfield and aid them, he put it aside. 

Born in September, 1822, of good New England stock, 
he died at Belvidere, in this State, suddenly and (except 
for a few moments) probably without pain, December 6, 
1901, his days having been generously lengthened out as be- 
fitted his good deeds. His mind strong and well equippped 
for success, his person commanding, he came to Illinois, in 
1840, and here he died; having been in all his manhood's 
life and under all circumstances, faithful to truth, justice 
and fair dealing. He held high offices and many of them. 
Appraiser of damages in the matter of the construction of 
the Illinois and Michigan Canal ; State Bank Commissioner ; 
Master in Chancery; County Judge; Judge of the Circuit 
Court; Speaker of the House of Representatives of our 
State, nominated by acclamation ; State Senator and Presi- 


dent pro tern, of the State Senate; Adjutant General of this 
State for nearly four years, during almost the whole period 
of the War ; and with this service this paper, in no way in- 
tended to be biographical, finds its reason. 

Illinois, at the date of the President's first call for troops, 
had a population slightly over, but about 1,700,000, but little 
or no military organization, few guns, no shot or canister. 
(The first battery that went from Chicago had hastily im- 
provised slugs.) There were no tents and no camp equip- 
age; clothing and blankets were wanting and there was no 
medical staff. There was no preparation for war, not much 
real thought that it would come, but Sumter fired on and 
surrendered there was an eager, earnest, resolute determin- 
ation to uphold the Government, and by the end of the year, 
A. D. 1862, the State had over 135,000 names on its muster 
rolls, and enrollments followed, over 100,000 more, over 
one-eighth of its adult population, volunteers every one of 
them, enthusiasm and settled purpose the only preparation 
for a military life, They must be organized, drilled, clothed, 
armed, provisioned, cared for day by day, looked after when 
put in motion and in the field. Out of this chaos order 
must be had, system introduced. The vigor of the people 
must be met by a corresponding vigor on the part of the 
government officials. A large part of this work fell to him, 
and it was of vital importance. One can not particularize 
or go into detail in such a paper as this; it was well done. 
And later he was a counselor whose advice was sought by 
many and never withheld. His was a remarkable career. 
The New England boy, with his fortune all to .make, but 
happily endowed with a keen sense of honor, a kindly nature 
and active brain, successful as lawyer, judge and politician, 
came to have the comfort, and more, the lives of over two 
hundred thousand of his fellows largely dependent on his 
fidelity, his judgment and his industry, and so did he per- 
form this last self-imposed laborious trust that the House of 


Representatives, without a dissenting voice, voted him the 
Thanks of the People of the State of Illinois. 

E. B. McCAGG, 



Major United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, December 
17, 1901. 

BY the death of Henry Sparks Pickands on the 17th of 
December, 1901, the Commandery loses one of its 
most highly esteemed and valued members. Born in Wil- 
mington, Delaware, November 21, 1834, his parents moved 
to Akron, Ohio, while he was a child, and it was here that 
he received his education. 

Entering the service (enrolled) April 16, 1861, Major 
Pickands served continuously in the First and One Hundred 
and Third Ohio Infantry until June 6, 1865, with unusual 
credit to himself, his State and his country, in the armies of 
the Tennessee and the Cumberland, with Sherman to At- 



lanta, Thomas at Nashville, and Sherman again from Wil- 
mington through the Carolinas. 

Upon his return from the war, Major Pickands engaged 
in active business in the iron district of Upper Michigan, 
where his high business qualifications, his active brain, in- 
domitable courage and keen sense of honor found full scope 
and resulted in the accumulation of an ample and well de- 
served fortune. 

In civil life his quiet tastes and genial disposition en- 
deared him to all with whom he came intimately in contact. 
During the last few years Major Pickands lived a life of 
comparative leisure, traveling abroad, visiting Eastern Asia 
and the Sandwich Islands, and spending much time in Cali- 
fornia and Arizona, returning to Chicago but a short time 
before his death, which is mourned by a large circle of sor- 
rowing friends. 




Hereditary Companion of the First Class. Died at Chicago, De- 
cember 21, /poi. 

COMPANION LOREN KENT died at his home in 
Austin, Chicago, December 21, 1901. He was born 
in New York City, October 8, 1872. He was the son of 
the late Richard Kent, First Lieutenant of the Twenty- 
ninth Illinois Infantry, and Brevet Major United States 
Volunteers, from whom he acquired the right to member- 
ship in our Order. 

When only six years of age, his father died in New 
York City, leaving three childern, Loren, Richard and 
Mary (the latter was a babe in arms) to the fostering 
care of his widow. She was a woman richly endowed 
with Christian graces, womanly instincts, keen appreciation 



of maternal duty, and with a rare supply of practical com- 
mon sense a mother upon whom rested the double duty 
of father and mother like a divine benediction. 

She brought her family back to Illinois and settled in 
Chicago, where, under her wise guidance and the training 
received in the Douglas School and the influence of the 
Second Presbyterian Church, young Loren's character was 
formed. He was early made to feel and realize the neces- 
sities of useful employment, and shortly after finishing his 
grammar school education he became a carpenter's appren- 
tice and thoroughly learned the carpenter's trade. When 
he was a little over twenty-one years of age, the mother 
died, after having established the family in a new home she 
had only recently built at Austin and young Loren became 
the head of the family, in which the sister, only seventeen 
years of age, was the manager. 

He engaged in the business of building and contract- 
ing, and was very much prospered in his beginning and 
greatly encouraged in his prospects when stricken with 
pneumonia, to which he succumbed in a few days. His 
devoted sister Mary contracted the same disease while car- 
ing for him, and she also yielded up her life and joined 
her brother on the other shore, three days later. 

Companion Kent was admitted to the Commandery of 
Illinois as a Companion of the First Class by Inheritance 
on the llth of October, 1894; his Insignia is No. 10,680. 

We desire to pay our tribute of respect to the memory 
of our departed Companion. His life, though cut off at 
the early age of twenty-nine, was full of noble aspiration 
and action. 

Respectfully submitted, 




Hereditary Companion of the First Class. Died at New York, 
New York, December 23, 1901. 

JOHN WILLIAM PALMER was born in Brooklyn, 
New York. He came to Chicago in 1870. He was 
married to Miss Flora Hooker in Watertown, New York y 
in December, 1877. He died, after a brief illness, in 
New York City, December 23, 1901, and was buried at 
Sacket's Harbor, New York. He leaves a widow', three sons 
and a daughter to mourn his loss. 

While in Chicago he was employed for several years by 
the wholesale boot and shoe firm of Phelps, Dodge & Pal- 
mer, removing, with his family, to New York to engage in 
business in 1899. 

Companion Palmer was the eldest son of First Lieuten- 



ant and Assistant Surgeon Richard H. P. Palmer, of the 
Tenth New York Infantry, U. S. V., and was elected a 
member of the First Class by Inheritance of this Com- 
mandery on March 10, 1887. He was a devoted member 
of the Loyal Legion, and always attended the meetings 
whenever it was possible for him to do so. 

A friend who knew him well, in speaking of him, says : 
"He was one of the most intensely patriotic men that I have 
ever seen. His love for, and devotion to, the flag was beau- 
tiful, and his children were taught patriotism and love for 
the flag from their earliest infancy." 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Andrus, South Dakota, 
December 31, 1901. 

brief illness, died at Andrus, South Dakota, Decem- 
ber 31, 1901. He was born of good Revolutionary stock 
in Chautauqua County, New York, July , 1834, and 
came to Rockford with his parents in 1843. He received 
such education as the country then afforded, but in that 
early day the most valuable education a boy received was 
in the acquirement of those habits of industry, helpfulness 
and initiative that made strong, resourceful and self-reliant 
men. This was especially true in the case of Companion 



He had a natural aptitude and liking for the military 
profession, and in the days just preceding the Civil War 
was one of the organizers of the Rockford City Grays, sub- 
sequently the Rockford Zouaves, of which company he was 
Second Lieutenant. This company had for its instructor 
that genius of military tactics, Colonel Ellsworth, and 
learned to share in his enthusiasm ; and, like the Ellsworth 
Zouaves of Chicago, gave many valuable officers to the 
Union cause. 

With the first sound of war Companion Andrus ten- 
dered his services to the Government and entered the three 
months' service as Second Lieutenant of Company D, Elev- 
enth Illinois Infantry. At the expiration of his term of 
service he re-enlisted for a further term of three years, and 
was made Captain of the same company. He was a brave 
and capable officer, beloved by all his companions in arms, 
and although severely wounded, served with his company 
in all of its campaigns until July 31st, 1864, when his term 
of service expired. 

Companion Andrus was one of the organizers, and the 
first Commander of Nevius Post No. 1, of Rockford, Illi- 
nois, now the senior Post in the Grand Army of the Re- 
public. His interest in that organization and in the Military 
Order of the Loyal Legion, and in all things pertaining to 
the war, was strong and remained with him to the end. 

He was -married in Chicago to Miss Isabella Westfall, 
who died in Rockford some years later. Their two children 
died in infancy, and he was the last of a large family. 

About 1879 he was appointed Indian Agent at Yankton, 
and since then has been identified with South Dakota, al- 
though he has, by frequent visits, kept up his interest in 
Rockford, his former home. 

Companion Andrus was of a most genial and lovable 
disposition, true and staunch in his friendships, upright and 


honorable in his dealings, having always a high sense of his 
duties as a man and a citizen. We hold his memory in lov- 
ing remembrance, 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Elgin, Illinois, January 

6, 1902. 

"His life was gentle, and the elements so mixed in him 
That nature might stand up and say to all the world, 
'This was a man.' " 

THE Illinois Commandery of the Loyal Legion of the 
United States so proclaims our late Companion, Ed- 
ward Coultas Lovell, and orders this brief tribute to his 
memory entered upon its records : 

He was born in Chicago, July 18, 1842, the eldest son 
of Vincent S. and Lucy (Smith) Lovell, who removed to 
Elgin in 1844, where our Companion grew to manhood and 
resided until his death, January 6, 1902, esteemed and be- 
loved by the entire community to an extent rarely accorded 



any person. His father, who was a man of good birth and 
fine ability, died soon after his settlement at Elgin, and the 
care and culture of her two sons devolved upon the mother, 
a woman of remarkable mental and moral excellence. She 
discharged her sacred duty with an intelligent devotion sel- 
dom equaled, and filled their minds with pure and generous 
impulses and lofty ideals. Although in quite moderate 
financial circumstances she enabled them to obtain thorough 
mental training and culture in the schools and universities of 
the United States and Europe. Neither married until late 
in life, and the maternal, filial and fraternal love of this 
noble mother and her two manly sons was a delightful in- 
spiration. Our Companion's brief married life was equally 
blessed. In 1885 he married Miss Carrie G. Watres, of 
Scranton, Pennsylvania, an accomplished lady of strong 
character and gentle manner, who bore him three daughters 
and one son. In February, 1896, the fair young mother 
and infant son rose to the higher life, and upon their 
father's death the daughters, Gertrude, Lucy and Margaret, 
became the welcome wards of their mother's brother, Colonel 
A. G. Watres, of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 

Mrs. Lucy S. Lovell died in 1894, Mr. Vincent S. in 
1892, and so within a decade of years pass these lives so 
beautifully and closely blended in one harmonious union 
that they are never separated in the thoughts and memories 
of their many friends. 

The farm purchased by the father from the Government 
became a part of the growing city, and of great value in 
recent years, enabling the family to freely indulge their 
generous impulses, and the Elgin Academy and Sherman 
Hospital received large assistance from them, while their 
benefactions to all good enterprises and to individuals were 
constant and liberal. The spacious and elegant home was 
ever open to high and low, rich and poor, in the most 
genial and ample hospitality, and the passing of this strong, 


pure, helpful family of early settlers is a sad loss to the 
moral, social and business forces of the community. 

The sons were averse to official life, yet each served one 
term as Mayor of the City, and our Companion was also 
elected City Attorney, County Judge two terms, and Mem- 
ber of the General Assembly. At his death he was the local 
solicitor of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway 
Company, President of the Elgin National Bank and of the 
Elgin Scientific Society, and a Director of the Elgin Patri- 
otic Memorial Association. He also gave the far more con- 
genial service of membership upon the City Library Board, 
the Board of Education as its chairman, and for many years 
as one of the most active Trustees of Elgin Academy. The 
patriotic education and culture of young manhood and 
womanhood was the dominating desire of his life, and he 
will be long and most tenderly remembered as the cultured 
scholar, the kindly gentleman, the genial companion, the 
steadfast patriot, the devoted son, brother, husband, father. 
Soon after attaining his majority he was commissioned 
Adjutant of the One Hundred and Forty-first Illinois Vol- 
unteer Infantry, and so served in the great war until the 
expiration of the regiment's term of enlistment, and very 
soon thereafter he re-entered the service and became Cap- 
tain of Company "C" in the One Hundred and Fifty-third 
Illinois Infantry, which rank he held until the final muster 
out of that regiment in the autumn of 1865. The greater 
portion of his military service was in the discharge of the 
responsible and important duty of Brigade Inspector-Gen- 
eral upon the staff of General N. A. M. Dudley, in Ken- 
tucky and, by order of General George H. Thomas, as In- 
spector-General of the district of West Tennessee on the 
staff of General John E. Smith, with headquarters at Mem- 
P his - JOHN S. WIECOX, 





Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Springfield, Illinois, 
February 19, 1902. 

COMPANION VREDENBURGH was born in Spring- 
field, Illinois, September 1, 1844. He was educated 
in the High School of that city and attained distinction both 
as a scholar and an orator. In his eighteenth year he en- 
listed as a private in the Tenth Illinois Cavalry, and partici- 
pated in thirteen engagements. He was rapidly promoted to 
a captaincy and was mustered out with that rank November 
22, 1865. 

Returning home he was engaged in the lumber business 
for ten years, when he removed to Chicago, and, for four- 
teen years, was engaged in the same business. 



In 1888, in consequence of declining health, he retired 
from business pursuits and devoted himself to the well-being 
of his fellow-men. 

He was united in marriage in October, 1868, to Miss 
Elizabeth H. Oilman, of Godfrey, Illinois, who departed this 
life about eight years prior to the death of her husband, 
which occurred February 19, 1902, after an illness of about 
a day and a half. 

He was sustained by the high principles he had long pro- 
fessed and advocated ; was borne to his burial by his 
nephews, followed by three brothers and four sisters, other 
relatives and many friends, and his comrades of the Grand 
Army of the Republic. 

He was laid to rest by the side of the wife whose death 
he had never ceased to mourn, in Oak Ridge Cemetery, 
Springfield, Illinois. The beautiful and impressive burial 
service of the G. A. R. was read, and taps sounded over one 
more comrade gone before. 




First Assistant Engineer United States Navy. Died at Washington, 
D. C., March 2, 1902. 

March 25, 1835, at Harrisburg, Penn. He died in 
Washington, D. C., March 2, 1902, from appendicitis. 

He was educated in the public schools at his native town 
and had his first business training in the locomotive works 
of Richard Norris & Son of Philadelphia, where- he received 
a thorough course in practical and theoretical mechanics and 
was engaged in the designing and construction of locomo- 
tives from 1851 to 1859, at which time he withdrew to enter 
the naval service of the United States as Third Assistant 
Engineer. Admission was by examination and the fact that 
he emerged from the ordeal at the head of the class of 26 



young men serves to illustrate how devoted and earnest he 
had been in the study of his profession. 

His first assignment was to the Steam Sloop of War 
Lancaster, May 3, 1859, the Flagship of the Pacific Squad- 
ron, in which vessel he doubled Cape Horn and cruised from 
Valparaiso to San Francisco, visiting meanwhile the Mar- 
quesas and Sandwich Islands in the South Pacific Ocean 
until July 29, 1861, when he was advanced to the grade of 
Second Assistant Engineer and ordered home to participate 
in the crushing of the rebellion, and was detailed in charge 
of the Engineering Department of the Gunboat Wissahickon. 
In that famous warship he served one year as Senior En- 
gineer in the Squadron of Admiral David C. Farragut. He 
participated in the blockade of the Southern ports in the 
Gulf of Mexico, in the bombardment and running the gaunt- 
let of Forts Jackson and St. Philip in the Mississippi River 
from April 18 to 24, 1862, and the subsequent capture of 
New Orleans, also in the engagements with the confederate 
batteries at Grand Gulf, June 9 and 10, 1862, also in action 
with the batteries at Vicksburg from May 10 to July 20, 
1862, including the running of the gauntlet up and down the 
river at this point June 28th and July 15th respectively. He 
also was in action with the Confederate Ram Arkansas, 
July 15, 1862. 

Returning North in September, 1862, to repair damages 
sustained by vessel and machinery in that arduous campaign, 
he was detailed by the Secretary of the Navy on the staff of 
Admiral Francis H. Gregory and Chief Engineer Wm. W. 
W. Wood, then in supervision of a bureau of construction of 
Monitors, Iron Clads, Gunboats and their machinery, Tor- 
pedo boats and shells and in the conduct of such incidental 
details as devolved upon the bureau over which these officers 

The work of this bureau ceasing with the close of the re- 
bellion, Mr. Cunningham resigned from the service Novem- 


her 16, I860, and returned to civil life, holding President 
Johnson's Commission as First Assistant Engineer with the 
relative rank of Lieutenant, to which grade he was advanced 
May 20, 1863. He afterwards took the general management 
of the New York branch of the Hartford Steam Boiler In- 
spection and Insurance Company and was so identified until 
the spring of 1873. In 1872 he was chosen Secretary of the 
famous Committee of seventy in New York City, through 
whose efforts the Tweed ring was overthrown. He was 
the youngest member of that committee, and was very ac- 
tive, earnest and efficient in performing a great public 

On March 12, 1873, he removed to Chicago to become a 
member of the insurance firm of W. H. Cunningham & 
Company, of which his brother was the senior member. 
Their business connection continued until October, 1884, 
when our Companion withdrew and established himself 
alone, continuing in business until January, 1896, at which 
time he retired, devoting his time to travel and study. 

He was married May 11, 1859, to Miss Kate J. Weiden- 
sall and had two children, Secor, who succeeded to his 
father's business and Minnie Louise. He married for his 
second wife Irene Rice, in September, 1886, and for his 
third wife, in July, 1896, Elizabeth Morris Dorrance, who 
survives him. 

The simple recital of such a life carries with it its own 
encomium. Mr. Cunningham was endowed with mental 
qualities of high order, had literary tastes, was courtly in 
his manners, broad in his sympathies and charities, a genial 
companion, of sterling integrity, and a kind and indulgent 
husband and father. His memory will be warmly cherished 
by his surviving companions, who extend to his sorrowing 
family their tender sympathy. 




Lieutenant-Colonel United States Volunteers. Died at Pass Chris- 
tian, Mississippi, March 2, 1902. 

this Order, of the First Class, Original, died at Pass 
Christian, Miss., March 2, 1902. He had been in failing 
health for some months. Funeral services were held at the 
family residence in Hyde Park ; at the Chicago Normal 
School ; and at the University. He was buried in Oakland 
Cemetery. In life he was twice married, but neither wife 
nor child of his own survived him. 

Companion Parker was born in the town of Bedford, 
near Manchester, New Hampshire, the ninth of October, 
1837. Three of his ancestors, a Rand, a Goff, and a Parker, 



were members of Cotton Mather's Church and lie buried in 
the graveyard of the Old North Church, Boston. 

His grandfather, William Parker, was a soldier in the 
Revolutionary war, and was in the battle of Bunker Hill. 
His maternal grandfather, Jonathan Rand, was the first 
teacher of record in Old Derryfield, now the city of Man- 
chester. His maternal great-grandfather graduated at Harv- 
ard, a class-mate of John Hancock and for many years 
Librarian of Harvard College. His mother, Millie Rand, 
was a teacher, and it was said of her that she taught not as 
other teachers taught. His father died when the boy Francis 
was six years of age. 

His boyhood, like that of most New England boys, was 
spent upon a farm, working summers and attending the dis- 
trict school winters. The schools of those days did less for 
the boys, and the boys, perhaps, did more for themselves, 
than they do to-day. Frank Parker, as he was called, 
taught his first school during the winter of 1854-1855. He 
got $15 a month and "boarded round." 

In 1858 he came to Illinois, as principal of the school at 
Carrollton, Green County. On the breaking out of the Civil 
War, he returned to his native state, enlisted in the Fourth 
Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers, and was mustered 
into the service as First Lieutenant of Company E, Septem- 
ber 18, 1861. He became Captain of the same company on 
January 17, 1862, and Lieutenant-Colonel of his regiment 
January 3, 1865. 

During the first three years of the war the Fourth New 
Hampshire was in service on the South Atlantic coast, at 
Hilton Head and Morris Island. It was engaged with the 
enemy at Port Royal in '61 ; James' Island and Portaligo '62 ; 
and in the sieges of Ft. Wagner and Ft. Sumter in '63. In 
1864 the regiment was transferred North, and joined Gen. 
Butler at Bermuda Hundred. It lost heavily during the year, 
in engagements at Swift Creek, Drewry's Bluff, Bermuda 


Hundred, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and the Mine Explosion. 
At Deep Bottom, August 16th, while commanding a brigade, 
Col. Parker was severely wounded in the neck ; his windpipe 
was crushed, seriously affecting his natural voice and speech 
which he never recovered. He was mustered out of service 
with his regiment, August 23, 1865. 

"When wild war's deadly blast was blown 
And gentle peace returning," 

Col. Parker left the tented field to enter upon other cam- 
paigns. Every earnest man finds abundant opportunity to 
contend with indolence, incompetence and ignorance. Col. 
Parker had devoted himself to teaching before the war, and 
never had other intention than to return to it when the war 
was ended. For three years he was principal of a school in 
his native Manchester. 

Finding himself gradually drawn into politics, he again 
quit his native environment for another this time in Day- 
ton, Ohio. Here he won the confidence of the Board of 
Education, but not of the teachers and patrons. In doubt, 
as he himself said, whether he was right or wrong, he re- 
solved to go to Germany to try to find out. Whatever else 
he found in Germany, he undoubtedly found himself and his 
mission, and never for a moment thereafter doubted either. 


With Froebel he preached the gospel of "work and self- 

With Comenius he believed in "learning to do by doing." 

With Herbert he enthroned "interest" and affirmed and 
reaffirmed the doctrine of "correlation, or concentration, of 

At home he preached anew, and always impressively, the 
Crusades of Horace Mann and Henry Barnard. 


He loved children ; he loved to see green things growing ; 
he loved the child because it is Nature's. child; he loved to 


keep himself in close touch with Nature by keeping in close 
touch with Nature's child. 

. During five years, as Superintendent of Schools in 
Quincy, Mass., Col. Parker secured a national reputation as 
an educator. From that time to the day of his death he was 
one of the living forces and factors to be reckoned with in 
most matters educational. 

la Englewood, as principal of the Cook County Normal 
School, he found a field of labor that he liked. His tenure of 
office in this field proved well-nigh abiding. But in 1899 
Mrs. Emmons Elaine established the Chicago Institute and 
put Col. Parker at the head of it. As an admirer of Col. 
Parker's methods Mrs. Elaine evidently intended to give the 
veteran educator an opportunity to carry out his theories 
with a staff of assistants of his own choosing, and free from 
all hindrance or supervision from outside authority. Col. 
Parker was permitted to devote one year to preparation for 
what was to be the chief work of his life and his memorial. 
Carefully designed plans for buildings were prepared, but 
labor troubles delayed their erection. This delay resulted in 
an agreement with the University of Chicago in accordance 
with the terms of which the Institute, with Col. Parker as 
its head, became the "School of Education" of the University 
of Chicago. A magnificent building is in course of erection 
in the "Midway Plaisance." The school, in temporary quar- 
ters, opened its doors in October, 1901. 

Col. Parker's untimely death has prevented his seeing the 
results reasonably expected from this magnificent opportu- 
nity for the best presentation and application of his educa- 
tional theories, but the school will be his memorial. 

The Parker school, occupying a part of the original site 
intended for the Institute, is in successful operation, but the 
"School of Education" will always be known popularly as 
the "Parker School," and will bear testimony to the enthu- 


siasm he was capable of arousing among those interested in 
the training of children and of the teachers of children. 

In all his professional career Col. Parker met with opposi- 
tion, sometimes vehement, even virulent ; but he fought as a 
strong man fights. Such a man, with unusual ideas, great 
earnestness, and the courage of his convictions, was sure, 
whether right or wrong, to evoke opposition ; he expected it 
and was never disappointed. In the development of new 
forces there is always friction, and when new castings are to 
be made there is heat fire contending with refractory ores. 
Col. Parker saw everywhere a tendency in school systems to 
allow rule, routine, custom, and incompetent method to take 
the place of living force in the teacher, and of adaptability to 
the needs of the pupils. The best system, the best method 
become nuisances as soon as they become petrified. Put into 
the teacher's chair a man, a woman, full of the fire of ear- 
nest purpose and of the light of intelligence and insight, and 
the system shall bend or break, and the method shall melt or 
flow into some new molds. Know your child and love him, 
and you shall teach him. 

Such was Col. Parker's high ideal, into which he sought 
to' baptize all who came under his influence. It is not for us 
to try to detail his ways and modes, or to pronounce upon 
their results. Time and Humanity shall try them and test 
them. Rarely has any man succeeded in bringing his 
methods and their results up to his ideals. We can only set 
forth dimly our companion's high ideals, and commend his 
zeal. He has cast his work into the treasury of God, where 
all values are finally and fairlv computed. 




First Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Quincy, Illinois. 
March 20, 1902. 

THE death of but few survivors of the Great War, has 
brought sorrow to a larger circle of comrades and 
friends, than did that of Companion Elisha Bently Hamil- 
ton, which occurred, suddenly, at Quincy, Illinois, on March 
20, 1902. 

He was born in Carthage, Illinois, October 5, 1838. As 
a boy he had the opportunity to see and hear the greatest 
lawyers and political leaders of that day, for his father kept 
the leading hotel of the place, and had for his guests, from 
time to time, such men as Lincoln, Douglas, Browning, 
Baker, Bushnell, Richardson, Warren, and others who did 
so much to shape the future of the State and Nation. He 



also witnesed many of the stirring scenes that accompanied 
the Mormon troubles in Hancock County. He saw the 
Smiths killed at the Carthage Jail on June 27, 1844, and 
saw the little army that marched to the "battle of Nauvoo" 
in 1846, which ended Mormon domination in that county. 
These things made a lasting impression upon his mind. He 
early became the unflinching friend of law and order, as 
well as the sworn foe of mob violence and all forms of re- 
bellion against properly constituted authority. When the 
War of Secession broke out he did not hesitate in his sup- 
port of the Government. Fresh from college, anxious to 
study and follow his chosen profession, he yet promptly 
laid aside all his cherished plans until his country should be 
saved from disunion, and enlisted "for three years, or dur- 
ing the war" as a private soldier in the organization thai 
afterward became Company B., 118th Illinois Infantry. 
With his command he participated in all the campaigns 
against Vicksburg, also in the Western Louisiana and Red 
River Campaigns of 1863 and 1864, sharing all the dangers 
and hardships of the service until mustered out October 1, 
1865. Promoted to First Lieutenant for gallant service, he 
won much credit as an officer, and was frequently assigned 
to positions of responsibility, in which he was never found 

Returning from the field he resumed his legal studies, 
was admitted to the bar, and located in Quincy, Illinois, 
where he at once took high rank in his profession. He 
found time, however, to contribute generously toward the 
improvement of the militia system of the State, and for 
several years served as Inspector General. In the establish- 
ment of a public library for Quincy he bore a conspicuous 

While known and respected as a public spirited citizen; 
while held by his brethren of the bar as "a lawyer, learned 
and accomplished, being always fair, honorable and just in 


all his dealings," it was in the home circle that he reigned, 
"without a rival and without a peer." There the deepest 
wounds are now felt, because, beside being husband and 
father, he was companion, comrade, guide and friend to 
the now sadly stricken wife and children. 

He, literally, "died in the harness." While engaged 
arguing a legal point he was suddenly summoned before a 
higher tribunal. We tender to his family, his comrades and 
companions our sincere sympathy, and the consoling assur- 
ance of the poet, that 

"There is no death ! What seems so is transition ; 

This life of mortal breath 
Is but a suburb of the life Elysian, 

Whose portal we call death." 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Springfield, Illinois, 
April 8, 1902. 

of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion and a 
member of the Commandery of the State of Illinois, was 
born on April 30, 1841, at Abingdon, Illinois. He was the 
son of David and Priscilla Reece, who made their home in 
Illinois in 1837. There were born to them four sons and 
two daughters, of whom one son and one daughter still 
survive. The four sons were all faithful and distinguished 
soldiers in the war for the preservation of the Union. 

Jasper grew up and was educated in the common schools 
in the neighborhood of Abingdon and at Hedding College, 
and his career from childhood to the age of twenty-one was 



such as was common to the boys and young men of his gen- 

The atmosphere surrounding Companion Reece during 
his boyhood was however of the most wholesome character, 
and in addition to such advantages as were within his reach 
for obtaining an education and fitting himself for the affairs 
of life, he had impressed upon him that inspiration to high 
attainments which flows from the wise admonitions of a 
good father and the priceless example of a devoted mother 

Soon after the flag of the Union was assailed at Fort 
Sumter in 1861, our Companion became connected with the 
Provost Marshal's Department in Western Illinois, and con- 
tinued in the quasi-civil service of the Government until 
June 21, 1864, when he entered the Volunteer Army as 
Captain of Company C in the 138th Ills. Infantry Volun- 
teers. His regiment was immediately ordered to Fort 
Leavenworth, Kansas, and was assigned at once to duty in 
South-west Missouri and Kansas, and continued in active 
service in that military department until October 14, 1864, 
when the regiment was mustered out at the expiration of 
the term for which it had been enlisted. 

Of his experience as an officer in the Civil War our 
Companion very modestly says : "My services as Captain 
of Company C, 138th Ills., consisted principally in skirmish- 
ing with and scouting for bushwhackers in the South-west." 
Those who experienced military service of that character 
know well that it was one of the most exacting and perilous 
of the duties which fall to the lot of the soldier. The record 
of the regiment to which our Companion belonged, consid- 
ering the brief period of its term of service in the Union 
Army was one of credit to the men who constituted its mem- 
bers, and Captain Reece acquitted himself with high honor 
and exhibited in a high degree all those qualities which go to 
make up the true soldier. 


For a few years after leaving the army, our Companion 
devoted his attention to mercantile pursuits and agriculture. 
In 1871 he was elected First Assistant Clerk of the House of 
Representatives of this State, and in 1873 was appointed 
Assistant Secretary of State under the administration of 
that State office by Colonel George H. Harlow. In 1877 he 
was made Assistant Adjutant General of the Second Brig- 
ade of the Illinois National Guard, and in that capacity was 
in charge of the military forces at East St. Louis during 
the riots of July in that year. His conduct and servcies so 
distinguished him during that period that he was soon after 
appointed Brigadier General, and placed in command of 
the Second Brigade of the Illinois National Guard. In 1881 
he was Chief Clerk in the United States Marshal's office in 
Springfield, Illinois, and in 1883 was made Private Secre- 
tary to Governor John M. Hamilton, and filled that place of 
honor with great credit. 

He was again in command of the National Guard during 
the railroad riots of 1886, and in recognition of his mani- 
fest capabilities for command, he was appointed Adjutant 
General of the State by Governor Fifer in 1891, and con- 
tinued to serve in that office until he was displaced, for 
partisan reasons only, by Governor Altgeld in 1893. He 
was again appointed Adjutant General of the State by 
Governor John R. Tanner in 1897, and upon the accession 
of the present Richard Yates to the Governorship of Illinois, 
in obedience to the expressed wishes of nearly the entire 
National Guard of the State, he was reappointed Adjutant 
General for another term, and continued to serve the State 
in that highly responsible office until the day of his death, 
which occurred at Springfield on April 8th, 1902. 

All that was mortal of our deceased Companion lies in 
Oakwoods Cemetery at Springfield, Illinois. 

Companion Reece was married in 1861 to Miss Mary J. 
Allen, at Abingdon, Illinois. There were born to this union 



six children, three of whom, Edward A., Roy R. and Cora, 
together with their mother, still survive. 

General Reece was prominent in many social organiza- 
tions. He was one of the Directors and a member of the 
Executive Board of the "Modern Woodmen", and at the 
date of his death he was Commander of what is known as 
the "Foresters". He had been President also of the Asso- 
ciation of the Illinois National Guard for many years. 

He had suffered for years with sciatic rheumatism and 
other physical ailments, and yet while experiencing the most 
agonizing pain he devoted his entire time and attention, 
without complaint, to the discharge of his many and exact- 
ing duties. 

Reece was a brave, conscientious, painstaking and ac- 
complished soldier ; and above all he was an upright citizen 
and most lovable man. While it may be justly said that he 
was actuated by ambition of a high order, yet he never for- 
got his duties to those about him, or failed to appreciate the 
rights, the struggles, the wishes and the interests of others 
as he toiled on in the fulfillment of his high purpose. He 
was ever loyal to the friendships of a life time, and coura- 
geous in the discharge of every manly obligation. 

Few men in Illinois of the generation to which Com- 
panion Reece belonged, had the confidence, respect and good 
wishes of so many men of all classes, parties and conditions. 
While ever willing to concede and respect the rights of 
others, yet he never hesitated to go forward in the course 
which he thought was right, either in public or private 
affairs. To him obligation and duty were alike* sacred, and 
the keeping of the one and the discharge of the other dis- 
tinguished his entire career. 

He had a profound reverence for all that was good in 
organized society, and gave liberally of his time and means 
to help make mankind better and stronger in the race of 


In the broadest and sincerest way Companion Reece was 
a Christian. To the high born characteristics of the gentle- 
man his life gave unquestioned evidence that he had in his 
heart always, an unfaltering trust in the loving Father of us 
all. Indeed it may be truthfully and appropriately said of 
our departed friend and Companion "that having served his 
generation according to the will of God, he fell on sleep." 

To those who were especially near and dear to him and 
to the stricken members of his household we tender our 
heartfelt sympathy. 




Major United States Volunteers. Died at Belvidere, Illinois, May 

2, I<)02. 

his home in Belvidere, 111., on Friday, May 2, 1902. 
His body was laid to its final rest in the cemetery there on 
Sunday, the 4th of May, in the presence of a large con- 
course of people who bade him a silent and affectionate 

Companion Loop was born on the 12th of October, 1834, 
in Steuben County, N. Y. His ancestors were among the 
early settlers of this country and participated in the colonial 
struggles, in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. 

When he was but three years of age his parents removed 
to Illinois, locating in Belvidere, where our Companion was 



reared on his father's farm, attending school during the 
winter and assisting his parents on the farm during the 
summer. When eighteen years of age, he accepted a posi- 
tion in the civil engineering department of what was then 
the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad, now the Chicago & 
Northwestern, and afterwards he served in a like capacity 
with the Illinois Central Railroad. He continued in this 
service for more than four years. 

On the 6th of August, 1862, he enlisted in Company B of 
the Ninety-fifth Illinois Infantry, and on the 4th of Sep- 
tember was mustered into the United States service as Cap- 
tain with his Company. On October 16, 1864, he was pro- 
moted to Major of the Regiment, and on the 17th of 
August, 1865, he was honorably discharged with the Regi- 
ment when it was mustered out. He participated in the 
Northern Mississippi campaign of '62, in the Campaign and 
Siege of Vicksburg, serving in Ransom's Brigade of McAr- 
thur's Division. On the 19th day of May, 1863, he com- 
manded the skirmish line of the Brigade which opened the 
assault on Vicksburg in the vicinity of the Louisiana Redan, 
or Fort Hill as it was called by the Union side. His Regi- 
ment sustained the heaviest loss in the Brigade during the 
Siege of Vicksburg. 

Sometime after this campaign he was sent North to ob- 
tain recruits to replenish the depleted ranks of his splendid 
Regiment. On his return to the command, he was detained 
at Cairo and given a provisional command of detachments 
of recruits and non-veterans of many different Illinois Regi- 
ments. With these he rejoined Sherman's Army, then 
operating against Johnston in Tennessee. He afterwards 
was made Engineer Officer of the Third Division, Seven- 
teenth Army Corps on Staff of Gen. Leggett. In this capac- 
ity he served during the Atlanta campaign. He participated 
in the engagements of New Hope Church, Kenesaw Moun- 
tain, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Ezra Church, Jonesboro & 


Lovejoy Station. He rejoined his Regiment near Nash- 
ville, and served faithfully in all the struggles of Thomas' 
Army near Nashville, and finally participated in the Siege 
of Mobile. After the capture of that city, he served at 
Montgomery, Ala., where news of the surrender of Lee 
first reached him. During the Siege of Mobile Maj. Loop 
was Assistant Inspector General on the Staff of Gen. 
Eugene A. Carr. 

The war being over, he returned to his old home in 
Belvidere, was elected County Clerk of Boone County, 
which office he continued to hold for eleven years. He 
then became Postmaster of Belvidere, later on Door-keeper 
of the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois, 
and finally, during the administration of Governor Tanner, 
he was engaged in the State Grain Office at Chicago as 
Chief Clerk in the Inspection Department. 

His life has been an exceedingly active one. He held 
many positions of honor, trust and emolument, and in all of 
them proved himself remarkably efficient, faithful and reli- 
able. As citizen, soldier, public official, neighbor and Com- 
rade he earned a reputation worthy of emulation. 

He became a member of the Illinois Commandery, 
February 10, 1898, and his Insignia is numbered 12,158. 

Companion Loop was married in 1859 to Maria J. 
Pierce, who survives him, with their four children Albert 
E., Charles D., Mrs. Kate Green and Bertha. 

To his bereaved widow and children, and to his sorrow- 
ing townspeople, the Illinois Commandery of the Military 
Order of the Loyal Legion extends its deep felt sympathy. 




First Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon, Sixtieth Illinois Infantry, 
United States Volunteers. Died at Anna, Illinois, May 21, 1902. 

GEON, Sixtieth Illinois Infantry, U. S. V. 
Born November 8th, 1828, at Prospect, Butler County, 

Elected a Companion of the First Class, Original, 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, February 
12th, 1891. 

Died at Anna, 111., May 21st, 1902. 

He was left an orphan at the age of eight years, and 
went to live with an uncle, attended district school winters, 
and earning a little money during summer vacations he 
went to Butler Academy, taught several schools, and 



studied medicine under Dr. Loring Lusk, and afterward 
entered the Medical Department of the Western Reserve 
University, near Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from that 
institution. Later he took Post Graduate courses at 
Bellevue, New York, and at Jefferson Medical College in 

In 1854 he united in marriage with Miss Mary Adams 
Lusk, who died at their home in Anna about fifteen years 

In 1857 Dr. Dodds with his family moved to Anna, 
where his home remained until his death. 

When the Civil War broke out he entered the service as 
Contract Surgeon at Camp Dubois, Anna, 111., in 1861, 
while the Eighteenth, Sixtieth, Sixty-second and Sixty-third 
Illinois Infantry organized. Was commissioned Assistant 
Surgeon of the Sixtieth Illinois, January 13th, 1862, and 
served as such until November 8th, 1864. While at Atlanta, 
Ga., he resigned on account of disability incurred in service 
which rendered him unable to follow the regiment with 
Sherman to the sea. The last service rendered was that of 
Acting Staff Surgeon, U. S. A., with rank of Major, in 
charge of Post hospital at Bridgesport, Alabama, commenc- 
ing April 15th, 1865, and ending September 9th, 1865. 

In March, 1862, he went from Cairo to Island No. 10. 
Was at Siege of Corinth, thence to Tuscumbia, Ala., and 
Nashville, Tenn. Stood siege there from September 10th 
until November 8th, 1862. He was detached at the time of 
the Battle at Stone River. In the reserve at Chickamauga, 
November llth, 1863, assigned to First Brigade, Second 
Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, Department of Cumber- 
land. Participated in Battle of Missionary Ridge. Marched 
to Knoxville to relieve Burnside, engaged at Buzzard Roost, 
February, 1864. Was on duty every day with the regiment 
and engaged in nearly every fight on the Atlanta Campaign, 
from May 6th until September 1st, 1864; at the Battle of 


Jonesboro, Georgia, where the regiment and brigade suf- 
fered severely. Detailed December 21st, 1862, to convey 
the sick from Nashville to Louisville, where he was ordered 
to take charge of an Erysipalatous Hospital, contracted 
erysipelas and lay in Officers' Hospital for some time. Re- 
joined the command at Nashville, May 2nd, 1863, and was 
sent on duty at Convalescent Camp in Nashville. Rejoined 
the regiment July 4th, 1863, and remained there constantly 
until he resigned, November 8th, 1864. 

Dr. Dodds was an honored and highly respected citizen 
of Union County. As a physician he had the confidence of 
the community. He was respected and loved by the large 
clientage whose patronage he held till the weight of years 
made it necessary for him to lessen the burden of work and 

The strong attachment which a community forms for an 
honest, reliable and worthy physician was fully attested by 
the large but sorrowing attendance at his funeral. 

Dr. Dodds left four children, all of whom are living 
Frank L., a Major and Judge Advocate in the U. S. Army, 
now at Cebu, P. I. ; Ford I., a chief train dispatcher on the 
Philadelphia & Reading R. R. at Philadelphia, Pa. ; Mrs. A. 
J. Phillips and Dr. Samuel Dodds, of Anna, 111. 

Dr. Dodds was a man of strong character and remark- 
able vitality. He often said he would rather "wear out 
than rust out". He continued his work until near the last. 
He was interested in the growth of his town, and was active 
in all projects for the public good. He was one of the 
fourteen physicians who organized the Southern Illinois 
Medical Society, only two of whom now survive (Dr. H. 
Wardner, of Laporte, Ind., and Dr. J. I. Hale, of Anna, 
111.). He was always deeply and actively interested in his 

Dr. Dodds was a member of the Presbyterian Church, 
the Grand Army of the Republic, and the Masonic Order. 


He was local surgeon of the I. C. R. R., and one of the 
Board of Pension Examiners for many years. 

In him we have lost a worthy Companion, the country a 
loyal and patriotic citizen, the community a respected and 
loved physician, and his family a kind and indulgent father. 
To them we extend our sincere sympathy. 




Brevet Major United States Volunteers. 
May 22, 1902. 

Died at Ottawa, Illinois, 

Ottawa, Illinois, May 22, 1902, after a long illness 
resulting from kidney and heart trouble. 

The eldest son of Jonathan Howard and Ann (Dawson) 
Crabtree, he was born in Nottingham, England, November 
19, 1837. His grandfather, Samuel Crabtree, was a soldier 
in the British service in the East Indies. 

The subject of this obituary was in his eleventh year 
when he came to this country, and continued his education 
in the common schools of that period, supplemented by a 
course in the Dixon High School, this Stale. He studied 
law in the office of J. K. Edsall to prepare himself for the 



legal profession. His studies were suddenly interrupted by 
the breaking out of the Civil War, and at the call of his 
adopted country he quickly responded. Enrolling as a 
private in Company A, Thirteenth Illinois Infantry, April 
17, 1861, for meritorious services he was commissioned on 
September 25, 1861, as Second Lieutenant of Company D 
of Bowen's Battalion, Missouri Cavalry. The next year he 
was promoted Captain of Company H, Ninth Missouri 
Cavalry; this Company was afterward transferred to the 
Third Missouri Cavalry, and designated as Company M. 
He was honorably discharged from the service on August 
16, 1864, but remained in Springfield, Illinois, mustering in 
troops and dispatching them to the front. 

When he returned to Dixon late in October, 1865, he 
formed a partnership with Mr. Edsall, and practiced with 
him until 1869. In that year he was elected County Judge, 
was re-elected in 1873, and served another term. Refusing 
renomination, in 1878 he entered the land office of the Chi- 
cago & Northwestern Railway Company, and for one year 
filled very acceptably the office of Assistant Land Commis- 
sioner. He then resumed the practice of law at Dixon, but 
finally accepted the office of Circuit Judge, succeeding Judge 

Politically Judge Crabtree was, it has been said, an un- 
compromising Republican. In 1888 the people of that party 
honored him by giving him a seat in the Senate of the State, 
a position which he resigned on his election to the bench in 
the same year. The latter office he filled with great honor 
until the time of his death. 

Companion Crabtree was first married March 4th, 1863, 
to Miss Mary C. Huntington, who died in 1872, leaving two 
little sons. September 28th, 1875, he was married to Miss 
Anna M. Fargo, a native of Rockford. Six children have 
been born to them, all of whom are living. 

A member of our Commandery since 1887, he attended 


the meetings whenever it was possible for him to do so. His 
enjoyment was evidenced by his smiling face and the en- 
thusiastic fervor with which he took part in the singing, 
"Marching Through Georgia", "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp'' 
and "The Battle Cry of Freedom" which rang out with a 
new spirit when accompanied by his rich sonorous bass. 
We could imagine with what alacrity his troopers must have 
responded when his command rang out to "Charge !" 

But he has gone to join the Choir Invisible, and we can 
only say Hail ! and Farewell ! 




Captain United States Colored Troops. Died at Joliet, Illinois, 
May 30, 1902. 

in Truxton, Cortland County, New York, August 23, 
1833, and died at Joliet, Illinois, May 30, 1902. He was 
descended from the Hills who came to America with the 
pilgrim fathers. On his mother's side he. was ninth in 
descent from Captain Andrew Newcomb who came to 
America from the West of England and was living in Bos- 
ton in 1063. He was also ninth in descent from William 
Bradford who came over in the Mayflower in 1620 and was 
Governor of Plymouth Colony. 



The Newcomb family served with distinction in the 
Indian wars. Silas Newcomb was a Colonel and Brigadier 
General in the War of the Revolution. 

Captain Hill was admitted to the bar in Indiana in 1859 
and in Will County, Illinois, in 1860. He was married in 
1860 to Miss Lydia M. Wood, of Crete, Illinois, who sur- 
vives him. He also leaves two sons and two daughters. 

In August, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Co. F, 8th 
111. Cavalry, and his first day in the saddle was at the battle 
of Antietam. During the year he participated in the battles 
of Gettysburg, of Beverly Ford, the fight at Falling Waters 
and numerous small engagements. 

In September, 1863, he sustained a successful examina- 
tion before Gen'l Casey's board at Washington, and was 
appointed First Lieutenant 1st Regiment U. S. Colored 
Troops. In 1865 he was promoted Captain Co. C. 

In the first assault on the defenses of Petersburg, Cap- 
tain Hill sustained a brilliant and honorable part. His regi- 
ment lost 152 men, eleven officers being wounded, among 
whom was Captain Hill. But ordinary wounds could not 
keep Captain Hill in the hospital, and at the siege of Peters- 
burg and in that terrible hell-hole of the Crater, after the 
mine explosion, Captain Hill commanded his company and 
kept them in hand while the enemy mowed down the 
colored troops by thousands. His description of this dread- 
ful day, when the colored troops were practically abandoned 
by the Brigade, Division and Corps Commanders, forms 
one of the most thrilling episodes of army life. 

But during the most heartrending scenes of that day the 
Captain's well known and characteristic imperturbability did 
not desert him. He stood like a statue of courage, sur- 
rounded and sustained by the troops who had learned that 
dependence upon him was never misplaced. 


After recovering from his wounds he was sent with his 
regiment in both expeditions against Fort Fisher, and at the 
taking of Wilmington, N. C., February 22, 1865. 

He joined the forces of Gen'l Sherman at Cox's Bridge 
after the battle of Bentonville, N. C., and was with his 
command at Raleigh at the surrender of Gen'l Joe John- 
ston's army. 

After that time he was on Court Martial duty at New- 
bern, N. C., and in command of Post at Elizabeth City, N. 
C., doing his duty in the reconstruction proceedings after 
the war, and was honorably mustered out with his regiment, 
September 29, 1865. 

Since the war Captain Hill has held many honorable 
offices in this State. He was State's Attorney of Will and 
Grundy counties, from 1868 to 1872. In 1888 he was 
elected to Congress, representing the counties of Will, 
Grundy, Kendall, La Salle and Dupage. 

In 1896 Captain Hill was appointed Assistant Attorney 
General of the State of Illinois, and gained a reputation all 
over the State as an able lawyer and sound interpreter of 
the statutes. 

As a lawyer Captain Hill was noted for his thorough 
research, his profound reasoning, his wide knowledge and 
his indefatigable exertion for his clients. 

As a man his character was above reproach, his life was 
pure, his manner was gentle and his influence on the right 
side of every question. No scandal ever smirched his fair 
reputation ; no reproach ever caused the blush of shame to 
his friends, and no influence ever swerved him from the 
straight course of honor. 

In the counsels of the Grand Army of the Republic and 
the Loyal Legion he stood deservedly high, and his record as 
a Master Mason is clear. As a friend he was steadfastness 
itself; as a counselor he was wise and careful. 


His main characteristic was that equableness in mind 
and manner, that evenness of temper and conduct, that 
steadfastness of action and purpose, which made him safe, 
consistent, and fair in business and a welcome Companion. 




Major United States Army. Died at Brockport, New York, 
May 31, 1902. 

BEFORE the clanging bells of Brockport had ceased 
to mark the hour for the noontide rest on the last 
day of May, 1902, and while the fragrant blossoms of a 
Nation's memorial tribute lay still unwithered and the 
tender eulogies yet echoed in his heart, our Companion, 
Major Stafford, had passed the pickets on the border land 
that lies beyond the silent sea. Even while sitting in the 
apparent fulness and vigor of life at his office desk, as comes 
the wakeful sentry's sudden hail from out the silent watches 
of the night, so speedy fell the stroke that stilled forever the 
heart beats of a gallant soldier an honored friend. Stephen 
R. Stafford was born at Stafford, Genesee County, New 




York, July 28, 1843. A few years later his parents re- 
moved to Brockport, and the tributes of high regard and 
loving esteem published in the papers of that place testify 
to a marked degree of the honored place he held in the 
hearts of friends and associates of nearly sixty years stand- 

He who may turn the pages of the Army Register will 
find this brief summary of Major Stafford's military career : 

" pvt. Co. G, 13 N. Y. inf. 

2 It. 38 inf. 

21 may, 


N. Y. 

N. Y. 


" and Co. K, 3 N. Y. cav., 

2 may, '61 


27 may 



18 sep. 


11 nov.. 



" 2 It. 8 N. Y. art. 

22 aug.,'62 

ass'd to 15 inf. 

5 mar.. 


1 It. 

22 feb., '64 

1 It. 

15 Jan., 



" capt. 

10 Jan. '65 


27 Jan. 


bvt. maj. 

13 mar. 

retired with rank 


hon. must, out 

5 June 

of maj. 

1 July, 


But the sometime comrade of the days of dreary, toil- 
some march and bloody field shall read with moistened eyes 
between these lines and see the struggle of a mighty Nation 
for its very existence, from the initial day of disastrous 
Bull Run through the sanguinary conflicts of Antietam, 
Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, 
Cold Harbor, Hatcher's Run, Deep Water, Reams Station 
and the Siege of Petersburg, until the setting of the sun 
on the victorious Army of the Union at Appomattox. 
Through and of it all will march the sturdy figure for 
whom we march with funeral dirge and arms reversed to- 
day. Wounded at North Anna, he recovered to lead a 
desperate charge at Hatcher's Run, for which General Gib- 
bon his Division Commander tendered him high praise 
and honor in the presence of the entire command. 

Then, when the gallant little band of regulars took up 
again the burden against a savage foe, and interposed a 
thin blue line to shield the onward progress of the hardy 
pioneers who led the van of civilization, our Companion 


was in and of that conquering host that made possible the 
great and prosperous Western section of our country. 

In 1898, when retirement from active service came, he 
took up once more the broken threads of love and life as 
best he could, a better citizen for having been so good a sol- 
dier. When we class him as an American officer and gen- 
tleman, further eulogium would be superfluous. The Na- 
tion that can number such men among its people can rule 
the world, for these are the men who make it strong and 

Major Stafford is survived by his widow and two daugh- 
ters Mary and Florence and to them we extend the tend- 
erest sympathy of loving hearts, for we hold them ever in 
compassionate remembrance that their bereavement should 
be greater than our own. 

"Now on the forward way, 
Let us fold hands and pray ; 
Alas ! Time stays we go." 




Lieutenant-Colonel United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, 
July 18, 1902. 

WEIR HESTER was born near Charles- 
town, Indiana, April 18, 1835. He was about five 
years old when his father and mother died of malignant 
fever in ten days of each other. His father died first, and 
he remembered clearly the leave-taking when his dying 
mother was carried to the bedside of her dying husband. 
Four little boys were left. William Weir, the second son, 
went to live with his grandmother, Susan Hester, a widow 
whose husband, Mathias Hester, was scalped by the Indians 
in Bear Grass Creek, near Louisville, Ky., in 1791. 

After six or seven years he went to make his home with 
his uncle, the Rev. Geo. K. Hester, of Charlestown, Indiana, 



where he remained until he was old enough to choose for 
himself the education which was to fulfill his boyhood 

At the age of eighteen he began teaching school, and 
taught about eighteen months with success. But the de- 
sire of his youth and the deepest devotion of his life lay 
in his chosen profession ; it drew him steadily away from 
other things, and at twenty he was studying medicine with 
his uncle, Dr. U. A. V. Hester, of Gosport, Indiana, for his 
life work. 

In 1858 he took his degree at the Medical School of 
Louisville, Ky., and soon after began the practice of Medi- 
cine in Cataract, Indiana. 

In 1859 he located at Rome, Perry County, Indiana, on 
the Ohio River. He soon acquired by his indefatigable 
energy a lucrative practice, which involved hard riding over 
the hills of Perry County. 

But the guns of Sumter stirred his soul, and without 
thought of consequences, like so many other noble souls in 
that year of our Lord, he entered the Army, and without 
parole served his country for three years and a half, com- 
ing out as Lieutenant Colonel of the Forty-eighth Kentucky 
Volunteer Mounted Infantry. He was in many engage- 
ments, raids and battles, among which was the battle of 
Corinth. So much had he commended himself to his su- 
perior officers as a man of military mould, that the strong- 
est inducements were offered him to enter the Regular 
Army. After short consideration, however, he refused. 
He had chosen a profession which heals, and patriot and 
soldier as he continued all his life long, it was far dearer to 
him than that which wounds. 

Immediately after his discharge from the Army he was 
elected Clerk of the Indiana Legislature for one term. At 
the close of this term of the Legislature he was called to 
the State Hospital for the Insane at Indianapolis as First 


Assistant Physician. Here he remained fourteen years and 
a half. Early in this period he had leave of absence from 
hospital service, and took the course in medicine at Jeffer- 
son Medical College in Philadelphia, receiving its diploma. 
Pursuing this course in mature years, he carried it with 
honor and with results which showed in the thoroughness 
of his professional work. 

In 1879 he was called to the Southern Hospital for the 
Insane at Anna, Illinois, and here he served the State most 
successfully for eleven years longer. He withdrew in 1890 
and took up the general practice of medicine in Chicago. 
His strong, good sense, his skill in diagnosis, his careful at- 
tention to every phase of the malady and every condition of 
the sick-room were giving him a place among the physicians 
of Chicago that would have been second to none in general 
practice, when the disease which proved fatal attacked him. 
In the past six years and a half he has undergone three oper- 
ations, the third in November of last year. Up to that time 
his fine constitution, pure life and strong will had made it 
possible for him to resist the encroachments of the disease, 
the foundations of which were laid during his service in 
the Army. But the end of his valiant fight was nearer than 
it seemed, and on the 18th of July last he died, having been 
confined to his bed only nine days. He had fought a good 
fight with the weakness of the flesh. He had kept faith with 
all who trusted him as a physician or as a man. There is, 
we know, laid up for such the reward which Godhood keeps 
for manhood preserved. 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, July 22, 1902. 

as a private in Company F, Ninth Illinois, U. S. V., 
September 17th, 1861 ; was promoted Corporal, December, 
1861 ; Sergeant Major, September 1st, 1862 ; commissioned 
Regimental Adjutant, October 1st, 1862, and Captain of 
Company L, March 27th, 1865, and served continuously 
with his regiment until mustered out of the service, Octo- 
ber 31st, 1865. 

His service was constantly in the field and at the front ; 
first in Missouri under Gen. Curtis, then in the Army of 
the Tennessee, and in several notable Cavalry expeditions, 
commanded by Gen. A. J. Smith, Gen. B. H. Grierson, Gen. 



W. Sooy Smith, Gen. J. H. Wilson and others, and in the 
Army of the Cumberland, under Gen. Hatch, at the battles 
of Franklin and Nashville and the pursuit of Hood's army 
after its defeat, until mustered out of service at Selma, Ala- 

The service of his regiment was of extraordinary ac- 
tivity, numbering over one hundred and fifty engagements, 
all of which, while not mentioned as famous battles in the 
records, were to the troops engaged full of personal perils 
and privations, always present and exacting and testing the 
courage and endurance of the cavalry soldier, whose duty 
and almost daily experience was to be in contact with and 
under the fire of the enemy. 

Captain Carpenter was always on active duty with his 
regiment, without a furlough or leave of absence from en- 
listment to muster-out. His personal bearing and efficiency 
as a soldier, under all conditions, is evidenced by the pro- 
motions conferred on him in just appreciation of duties well 
and faithfully performed. 

Companion Carpenter was born January 23d, 1840, at 
Buffalo, New York, and died at Chicago, Illinois, July 22nd, 
1902. With his parents he came to Chicago in 1844. which 
has been his residence up to the time of his death. He 
married Ada L. Finch, of Oneida, New York, in 1894, who 
survives him, but has no living children. 

He was a lawyer by profession, but on account of im- 
paired health had not been in practice for several years. 
He represented his ward as Alderman in 18G9-'70 in the 
Common Council of the City of Chicago with credit to him- 
self and the satisfaction of the people. 

As a citizen, soldier and public official his conduct was 
always above reproach or criticism, and his example of 
fidelity to plain duty is worthy of emulation by those in 
whose hands the affairs of life and State are now conducted. 

To the widow we extend the condolence of all Compan- 


ions in her bereavement, and to the large number of rela- 
tives and friends his comrades' appreciation of his exem- 
plary life and patriotic services to our country. 




Chief Engineer United States Navy. Died at Chicago, November 

18, 1902. 

JOHN ALEXANDER GRIER, a Companion of the Mili- 
tary Order of the Loyal Legion and a member of the 
Commandery of the State of Illinois, died at Chicago, Illi- 
nois, on November 18th, 1902. 

He was born January 9th, 1834, at Brandywine Manor, 
Chester County, Pennsylvania; his ancestors were eminent 
for their patriotism and illustrious services from the Colonial 
and Revolutionary periods down to the Civil War. 

His father, Dr. Joseph Flavel Grier, a physician at 
Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania, was on August 
3d, 1842, commissioned as Surgeon of the Union Independ- 
ent Battalion of Volunteers of the Militia of the Common- 



wealth of Pennsylvania, in the first brigade of the eighth 
division. One of our departed Companion's brothers served 
in the Fifty-first Pennsylvania under Colonel J. F. Hart- 
ranft. Another served in the Engineer Corps of the Navy 
during the Rebellion. Many of the family in a previous gen- 
eration were clergymen; one of them, Rev. James Grier, 
was an ardent patriot during the war with England, and 
from his pulpit spoke as follows : 

"Oh, England, England! Can a merciful God patronize 
"and approve such conduct ? For my own part, I am firmly 
"persuaded that God will never abandon America to be sac- 
"rificed on the altar of cruelty." 

The brother of this clerical patriot was Colonel Joseph 
Grier, who with thirty men was left to keep up the camp 
fires near Trenton while the American army moved on to 
attack Princeton, New Jersey. 

Another relative of our Companion was Rev. John W. 
Grier, who was appointed by John Quincy Adams as a Chap- 
lain in the United States Navy in 1826, and served therein 
until 1857. 

Our late Companion's great-grandfather was Colonel 
Henry Spyker of the Sixth Battalion from 1777 to 1783, 
and served during the campaign about Chestnut Hill and 

Another member of the family was Major-General John 
Peter Muhlenberg, who served under General Washington 
during the Revolution, and later served in both houses of 
Congress. He also was an influential clergyman before the 
War of Independence, and the story is well known and au- 
thentic that from his pulpit in closing a sermon he said : 

"My people, there is a time to preach and a time to pray, 
and now is the time to fight." 

He threw aside his clerical robes, displaying his uniform, 
stepped down and out of the church, and then and there or- 


ganized a military company which he afterwards com- 

An earlier ancestor was Lieutenant-Colonel John Conrad 
Weiser, who commanded the First Battalion Pennsylvania 
troops during the French and Indian war, negotiated many 
important treaties with the Indians, and was an intimate 
friend of Benjamin Franklin. 

The father of Lieutenant-Colonel John Conrad Weiser 
was John Conrad Weiser, Sr., who had been Chief Burgess 
in the Duchy of Wurtemberg, Germany. On account of 
religious persecution he led a colony of one thousand emi- 
grants to Pennsylvania, and there commanded the German 
contingent in the British army raised for the campaign 
against the French at Montreal in 1711. 

With such an ancestry it was natural that our late Com- 
panion should become a man of earnest patriotic feeling 
and vigorous public spirit. He was educated at the Lewis- 
burg Academy and the Bucknell University at Lewisburg, 
where he was a member of the first class. He left the uni- 
versity within six months of the time for his graduation, 
on account of the protracted illness of his father. 

As he preferred scientific and mechanical studies, he en- 
tered the Baltimore Locomotive Works, for the purpose of 
acquiring a practical technical training. After its comple- 
tion he was examined for admission to the Engineer Corps 
of the Navy; having passed this most creditably he was 
commissioned as a Third Assistant Engineer' in the U. S. 
Navy, August 2d, 1855, at Washington, D. C. On March 
31st, 1856, he was ordered to report to Commodore Charles 
Stewart for duty on board the U. S. Steam Frigate 
"Susquehanna," commanded by Captain Joshua R. Sands, 
in which vessel he made a cruise to the Gulf of Mexico and 
to Panama, then to the Mediterranean; later the ship 
assisted in the attempt made in 1857 to lay the first Atlantic 
telegraph cable. 


Upon the completion of this duty the ship returned to 
the Isthmus of Panama, to aid in the suppression of the 
Walker filibuster expedition. Here our Companion had a 
severe attack of yellow fever. After recovery he was pro- 
moted to the rank of Second Assistant Engineer on July 
21st, 1858, and ordered to the U. S. Steamer "Fulton," on 
August 9th, 1858; this vessel was the flagship of the 
Paraguay Expedition, and ascended the river to the capital 
of that country. Upon the accomplishment of the objects 
of the expedition, the fleet returned to the United States 
July 25th, 1859. 

On August 2d, 1859, he was promoted to the rank of 
First Assistant Engineer, and on August 31st, 1859, our 
Companion was ordered as Engineer-in-charge to U. S. 
Steamer "Crusader," commanded by Captain John N. 
Maffitt. This vessel cruised in the West Indies in the 
attempt to suppress the Cuban slave trade, and captured 
one of the last of the slave ships taken, having a full cargo 
of slaves. At the outbreak of the War of the Rebellion the 
ship cruised in the vicinity of Key West to suppress the 
blockade running business which at once became very 
active. The "Crusader" was a ship having full sail power 
and auxiliary steam power. While struggling against a vio- 
lent gale her cylinder head was blown out and shattered to 
fragments. The vessel could not leave her station for re- 
pairs, and there was no vessel available to relieve her. In 
this emergency, Mr. Grier, with great ingenuity, fitted the 
fragments of the cylinder together and secured them by 
massive iron bands and braces reaching to the frame of the 
vessel, so that she could continue to perform duty until her 
place could be supplied. On reaching home Mr. Grier was 
ordered to Bordentown, New Jersey, to superintend the con- 
struction of the gunboat "Cimarron." 

On January 31st, 1862, he was promoted to the rank of 
Chief Engineer, and on July 10th, 1862, was ordered to 


U. S. Iron-clad "New Ironsides," as Chief Engineer. He 
was transferred to U. S. Steamer "Powhatan," flagship of 
Admiral S. W. Godon, commanding the West Indian 
Squadron. Soon after the ship returned to take part in the 
operations against Charleston, S. C. From there the ship 
was ordered to Wilmington, N. C., and took part in both of 
the attacks upon and the capture of Fort Fisher. After the 
fall of this stronghold the ship was repaired and sent to the 
West Indies to cruise after the Confederate Iron-clad ram 
"Stonewall." This vessel ran into the harbor of Havana, 
where the "Powhatan" awaited her coming out from 
neutral waters, so that the attempt might be made to cap- 
ture the Ram. The war terminated at this time, and the 
Confederate Ram surrendered. 

As the active service of warfare had come to an end, 
Mr. Grier became desirous of seeking a wider field of ac- 
tivity, and resigned from the Navy on November 15th, 
1865, to engage in the manufacture of agricultural imple- 
ments, under the firm name of Marsh, Grier & Co. 

In 1876 he entered the engineering department of the 
U. S. Mint at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

In 1886 he engaged in the development of the newer 
forms of electrical construction, and continued in this 
special work until the time of his death. He came to 
Chicago in 1892, and during the last year of his life was 
associated with his son, Thomas G. Grier, in electrical 

Our late Companion was a most earnest lover of his 
country, feeling a strong personal interest in all the public 
measures affecting national prosperity. He was a profound 
thinker and a powerful writer upon the subjects of national 
finance, the tariff, and the upbuilding of the mercantile 

Much of his writing was for the Cosmopolitan press, 
and appeared in the great dailies of all shades in politics. 


His articles were characterized by absolute accuracy in the 
statement of facts and by a cogency of reasoning and clear- 
ness in style which made them acceptable and valuable for 
publication. His pamphlets treated of fundamental ques- 
tions of finance, and will have a permanent value. His 
various papers giving sketches of sea life, some of them 
read before our Commandery, were of absorbing interest. 
Several of them related to a period just before the Civil 
War. One gives a "Narrative of Sea Life on the U. S. 
Steam Frigate Susquehanna Cruise of 1856-7-8." One 
tells of "Reminiscences of the U. S. Steamer Crusader and 
of the heroic death of Capt. Tunis A. Craven." There is 
material in these various manuscripts for a book of great 
interest relating to our naval history. 

Among the naval officers who were intimately associated 
with Companion Grier from his first appointment in the 
Navy, was Commodore E. D. Robie, who, in a letter written 
soon after his death, says: "He proved himself equal to 
every emergency, and no officer in the Engineer Corps of 
the Navy was his superior in ability, and I never knew any- 
one with a better record in every respect." 

Our Companion was connected with the U. S. Mint in 
Philadelphia for ten years. One who was closely associated 
with him in that public service, wrote in a letter of condo- 
lence, addressed to Mrs. Grier, words so appreciative that 
we are permitted to quote in part : "I have lost one of my 
oldest and most valued friends, and the world has lost an 
upright, courageous and manly man. But when I think of 

your loss, I almost forget the world's and my pwn 

Philosophy cannot lessen your sorrow, but I think that you 
knew him as a man of conscience and noble aims, and if 
that does not constitute him an inheritor of that higher life 
for which we all strive and hope, then indeed is life not 
worth living. I had known and loved your husband for 
more than a quarter of a century I have known 


few as clear-headed men ; none of a higher order of mental 
integrity. He was a man whose views of men and affairs 
were bro'ad, a man of generous impulses and most positive 
likes and dislikes. He despised all meanness, all lying and 
false pretense, and was himself incapable of meanness, 
falsehood or false pretense. He was a manly, many-sided 
man, and at my age I never expect to look upon his like 

John Alexander Grier married Anna E. Marr, daughter 
of David Price Marr, of Milton, Pennsylvania. 

They had three children : Thomas Graham Grier, who 
is a member of the Illinois Commandery of the Loyal 
Legion, Edward Robie Grier, and Margaret Graham Grier. 

John Alexander Grier became a Companion of the First 
Class of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion in the 
Commandery of Pennsylvania, October 19th, 1887. He was 
transferred to the Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
January 6th, 1893. He was an active and efficient member 
of the Library Committee of the Commandery for a period 
from July, 1897, until his death. He was one of the most 
regular attendants at the meetings of the Commandery, and 
by his hearty interest in its welfare became one of the best 
exponents of the noble sentiments which form the animating 
spirit of the Order. 

He was of a deeply religious nature, a reader and close 
student of the Bible, and lived most conscientiously in 
-the course in which his duty appeared to lie, setting an ex- 
ample of patriotism, public-spirited effort and upright living 
as a citizen, that can be pointed to with pride, and which 
should serve as an incentive to all who come after him. 
Intellectually as well as morally the quality that marked him 
was integrity. He never was guilty of exaggeration and 
never was betrayed into any misuse or misstatement of 
facts for the sake of an advantage in argument. His 
kindliness of heart endeared him to all who were in any 


way connected with him. While a man of strong opinions 
and beliefs, which he was always prepared to advocate and 
defend, these opinions and beliefs, however opposed to 
those of his associates, never roused in them any unkind or 
unfriendly feelings towards our Companion, and he him- 
self was always ready to acknowledge the honesty and con- 
scientiousness of those whose views did not agree with his 
own. However one might think him mistaken, no one ever 
doubted that his heart was right and his views founded on 
honest conviction. 




Major United States Army. Died at Manila, Philippine Islands, 
November 19, 1902. 

WRIGHT, U. S. Cavalry, Acting Assistant 
Adjutant-General, died at Manila, Philippine Islands, at 
3:30 a. m., November 19th, 1902, of cardiac embolism. The 
decedent was a grandson of Bishop Wainwright of New 
York, and a son of Captain Wainwright of the United 
States Navy, who lost his life on the gunboat Harriet Lane 
in the gallant action of July 3d, 18(53, near Galveston. 

Graduating from the Military Academy in the class of 
1875, he was assigned as Second Lieutenant to the 1st U. S. 
Cavalry. He was promoted to First Lieutenant, 1st U. S. 
Cavalry, June 12th, 1880, to Captain 1st Cavalry, February 



4th, 1892, and to Major of Cavalry on May 29th, 1901, 
which rank he held at the time of his death. With the 1st 
Cavalry he served in the Northwest and in Arizona for 
many years, seeing much and varied service which won for 
him a record creditable to himself, and worthy of emulation 
by others. He participated in several Indian campaigns, 
notably in the action at the Umatella Agency against the 
Nez Perce Indians, July 13th, 1878. In this fight he led his 
platoon in a charge over rough ground, clearing a deep 
ditch on the way, to rescue a small detachment of soldiers 
who were surrounded by the hostiles. For this gallant ac- 
tion he was brevetted First Lieutenant. 

At the outbreak of the Spanish-American war in 1898, 
Captain Wainwright's troop, "G," 1st Cavalry, was stationed 
at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. He accompanied it to Cuba, and 
at Santiago de Cuba on June 24th, 1898, was conspicuously 
brave in leading it up the steep hill of Las Guasimas; for 
this he was recommended for the brevet of Major. Upon 
the death of Major Forse, 1st Cavalry, on July 1st, Captain 
Wainwright fell in command of a squadron of the 1st 
Cavalry, and for bravery in the attack of San Juan Hill, 
was again, for the third time, recommended for brevet, this 
time with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. After the cam- 
paign in Cuba he was detached on recruiting duty, upon the 
completion of which duty he rejoined his regiment at Fort 
Meade, South Dakota, and was appointed Adjutant of the 
1st Cavalry; was again detached on recruiting duty with 
station in Chicago, Illinois, and remained on this duty until 
his promotion to Major of Cavalry, May 29th, 1901. He 
was assigned to the 5th Cavalry and joined this regiment at 
Fort Duchesne, Utah, and was in command of that Post. 
In June, 1902, he proceeded to the Philippine Islands in 
command of his squadron of the 5th Cavalry. On July 8th. 
1902, without any application or solicitation on his part, 
solely on his merit as an officer, and the high record he had 


made for himself, he was detailed for staff service in the 
Adjutant-General's department and assigned to duty as 
Assistant to the Adjutant-General, Division of the 
Philippines, and was on this duty at the time of his death. 

Major Wainwright was noted for his devotion to duty 
and his accurate knowledge of every detail pertaining to 
Cavalry work; he was intensely loyal to the men of his com- 
mand, whose admiration he always held. In addition to 
his companions in arms, with whom he shared the weary 
march and braved the brunt of battle, he leaves to mourn his 
loss his widow, Josephine Wainwright (nee Serrell) and 
two daughters, Helen and Jennie, all of whom were with 
him in Manila when he died, and one son, J. Mayhew Wain- 
wright, who is a cadet at West Point. To these, his loved 
ones, we extend our deepest sympathies. During his service 
of over twenty-seven years as an officer in the Regular 
Army, Major Wainwright followed always the precept of 
the motto of his Alma Mater, "Duty, Honor, Country." 




Companion of the Second Class. Died at Sheridan, Wyoming, 
November 27, 1902. 

HORTON ST. CLAIR BOAL, eldest son of Com- 
panion Lieutenant Charles T. Boal and Isabel 
Meclora Boal, was born in Chicago soon after the sound of 
hostile guns in the Great War had ceased, when the very 
atmosphere was vital with patriotic fervor, August 18th, 
1865, and died at Sheridan, Wyoming, October 2Tth, 1902. 
Educated in the best schools of our city, and at Racine 
College, he was a cultured gentleman. 

He came of a family distinguished in Illinois for 
character, intellectual capacity and achievements in pro- 
fessional business life. His grandfather, Dr. Robert Boal, 
recently deceased at the ripe age of ninety-seven, was a man 



eminent, not only in his profession, but in the political and 
social history of Illinois, having been the associate and 
friend of Abraham Lincoln and of nearly every man who 
has been prominent in the state since 1836. 

An uncle, the late James St. Clair Boal, as first assistant 
in the office of United States Attorney in Chicago, was 
universally esteemed by the bench and bar an able and 
accurate, a faithful and fearless lawyer. 

His father, our beloved and respected Companion, 
Charles T. Boal, is known and honored by us all. 

Horton St. Clair Boal had, himself, been a soldier, 
having served as a member of the First Regiment of the 
Illinois National Guard, and during the troubles which 
enveloped the city in 1887, he saw active and arduous 
service. Not long after this he sought a broader, and to 
him, no doubt, a more congenial life in the Far West, and 
bought and went to live on a cattle ranch in Wyoming, and 
later, upon a still more extensive one about seventy-five 
miles from Sheridan, Montana, where he was successful 
and happy. 

In 1888, through romantic chance he became acquainted 
with the beautiful and accomplished daughter of Colonel 
William F. Cody, and was married to her in North Platte, 

Hosts of friends here in Chicago knew and loved this 
gentle, chivalric soul, and will not cease to regret they can 
never again look into his kindly eye and feel the warm grasp 
of his hand. It is doubtful if in the states of Wyoming, 
Montana and Nebraska, lived one more trusted and loved 
by the strong men who there are found than this child of 
the city who came to live in their midst, for he was brave, 
honest, whole-souled and generous, self-respecting and re- 
spected by all. From great distances hardy men, who 
claimed him as friend and neighbor, came on horseback and 
on foot to do honor to his memory on the day of his funeral. 


The funeral was the largest ever held in Sheridan. A fear- 
less rider, his faithful steed none other had ever ridden, 
with his saddle and trappings deeply draped, was led at the 
head of the funeral procession. 

Companion Boal became a member of this Commandery 
by the right of inheritance, January 10th, 1889, and when 
in the state, rarely, if ever, failed to attend the meetings, 
esteeming it one of the highest honors that an American 
can enjoy to be a member of the Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion. May he rest in peace. 

To the stricken wife and children, as to the bereaved 
father and mother of our Companion, we can only tender 
the sympathy that comrades and companions feel for those 
they love. 

"No words suffice the secret soul to show, 
For truth denies all eloquence to woe." 




First Lieutenant United States Colored Troops. Died at Polo, Illi- 
nois, December if, 1902. 

R CHARD DICKSON WOOLSEY died at his resi- 
dence in Polo, Illinois, Wednesday afternoon, 
December 17, 1902, at the age of sixty-eight years three 
months and eight days. His passing away brings to a 
close a life always devoted to his country, his family and his 
friends. He was known and loved by every veteran of the 
Civil War in the neighborhood where he lived. It had been 
his habit and his pleasure to give of his time and energy 
without stint and without compensation in assisting disabled 
comrades with their pensions and quarterly vouchers. He 
was faithful throughout his life to the convictions of duty 
which led him when still a young man to enter the service. 



When the war was over he carried into private life the same 
sterling character, honesty of purpose and absolute integrity, 
the same courage and fidelity to duty which he had mani- 
fested in his army career. His life was pure and upright 
and he commanded the respect of all who knew him. 

Captain Woolsey was born the Oth day of December, 
183-1, in Andes, Delaware County, New York. In early life 
he worked upon a farm, attending the district school in 
winter, and was at times employed in the forest camp of 
the lumbermen. In 1852 he became a clerk in a general 
country store. In the spring of 1855 he entered the 
Academy at Ancles, leaving during the winter to teach in 
the district school. He subsequently passed his studies at 
the Delaware and Literary Institute at Franklin where he 
prepared to enter the junior class in College. He paid his 
own way, working vacations and teaching winters. He had 
hoped to be able to enter Yale College, but was unable to 
command the necessary means of support before the out- 
break of the Civil War. 

The first call for troops found him temporarily residing 
in Illinois. He immediately enlisted as a private in Com- 
pany H, loth 111. Vol. Inf. A severe attack of illness made 
necessary his discharge at Shiloh. Recovering his health in 
August, 1862, he again entered the service and was ap- 
pointed 2nd Sergeant of Company D, 92nd III. Vol. Inf., 
with which regiment he continued to serve until in the sum- 
mer of 1863, he was ordered before an examining board 
which recommended him for appointment as 1st Lieutenant 
and he was assigned to the 12th U. S. Colored Infantry. He 
was mustered in as 1st Lieutenant on the 4th day of Sep- 
tember, 1863. December 11, 1865, he received a captain's 
commission and was finally mustered out with his regiment 
January 16, 1866. During his whole service in the field he 
was engaged in active duty, serving on different occasions 
on the Brigade Staff, after becoming a commissioned officer 


and also as Judge-Advocate of a General Court Martial. 
He was known among his comrades as cool, brave and reli- 
able in the performance of every duty. At the battle of 
Nashville in the charge made by his regiment upon Overton 
Hill where the brigate with which he was connected suffered 
a heavier loss than any brigade in the entire army during 
the two days of that battle, a bullet passed through his hat, 
grazing his head. 

Captain Woolsey was married May 27, 1868, to Miss 
Mary A. Holmes, at Colchester, New York, who with two 
sons and a daughter survive him. 

His death terminated the earthly career of a brave and 
competent soldier, a faithful friend, a good citizen, a pure, 
honest and upright man. The world is better because he 
has lived. 




First Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, 
December 19, 1902. 

IEUTENANT STEVENS was born in Livermore, 
Maine, on the 26th day of October, 1827. He was 
the first one to sign the muster roll that was opened for the 
recruiting of The Chicago Board of Trade Battery, Illinois 
Volunteers, on the 21st of July, 1862, and it was largely 
owing to his influence and efforts that the Battery was re- 
cruited to the limit in the short time of twenty-four hours. 
On the 2nd of August following, he was appointed First 
Sergeant, in which capacity he served with great credit to 
himself, his command and his country until November 18th, 
1862, when he was promoted to Junior First Lieutenant, 
and served with the Battery in the campaigns of Stone 



River, Tullahoma and Chickamauga, in command of his 
Section, which was often detached from the balance of the 
Battery, serving with one of the brigades of the Second 
Cavalry Division of the Army of the Cumberland, of which 
the Battery was a part, equipped as Horse Artillery, and in 
the hard marches and almost constant righting of this Divi- 
sion in its operations against the enemies' Cavalry, no more 
brave, intrepid and zealous officer ever commanded a Sec- 

On the 28th of January, 1864, Lieut. Stevens was de- 
tailed by Gen. Thomas for service with the Quartermaster's 
Department at Nashville, in charge of river transportation, 
and in this position, by his sound business judgment and in- 
defatigable energy, rendered invaluable service to the 
Government and the Army in receiving and forwarding the 
enormous amount of supplies, the distribution for which 
Nashville was the base. 

He was ever mindful for the comfort and welfare of his 
men in the field, and together with his most estimable wife, 
did much toward securing delicacies for the sick and 
wounded in the hospitals. 

On the 23rd of June, 1865, Lieut. Stevens was mustered 
out of the service, and resumed the duties in civil life that 
he had given up to enter the service, and which position he 
continued to fill until the day of his death, on December 
19th, 1902. 

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, May 12, 1892, his Insignia number being 9615. 

Lieut. Stevens was appointed Flax Inspector of the 
Chicago Board of Trade in January, 1882, and filled that 
position continuously until his death. He was an expert, 
and the acknowledged authority on flax in every market in 
this country, and his inspection was recognized in foreign 


countries as standard. The other flax markets in this coun- 
try have established their rules to correspond with Mr. 
Stevens' rulings. 

He was a man of absolute integrity and firmness ; one 
who could not be swerved one iota by any pressure from his 
decision of right and wrong ; one who, in filling his position 
of high trust and responsibility, commanded the respect and 
esteem of all officers and members of the Board of Trade, 
as well as of his subordinates. 

In his death the Chicago Board of Trade lost one of its 
most faithful and reliable associates. 

His home life was gentle, sweet and loving. 

To his wife and children who survive him we extend 
our heartfelt sympathy, and also our congratulations upon 
the splendid record which he has left to them. 




Brevet Major United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, 
December 26, 

EMLEY INGLEDEW was elected a member of the 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion, December llth, 
1890. He was born in Bradford, England, November 28th, 
1837. Died in Chicago, Illinois, December 26th, 1902. 
When eight years of age he came to this country with his 
parents his father of Scotch and his mother of English 
extraction. They first settled in Walworth County, Wis- 
consin, and engaged in farming. There young Ingledew 
worked until he was sixteen, when, having an ambition for 
a better education than that vicinity afforded, he went to 
Milton (Wisconsin) College and was graduated in 1861, 
working his way by teaching during the winters. From 



there he went to Janesville and studied law in the offices of 
the late Judge H. S. Conger and of Henry K. Whiton. He 
was admitted to the bar at Madison, Wisconsin, in 1863. 

Companion Ingledew entered the service as Captain and 
Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. V., March 2d, 1864, and 
was assigned to the Army of the Cumberland, where he 
served until mustered out July 19th, 1865, excepting that he 
was for nine months a prisoner of war, three months of 
which time he was confined with six hundred Union officers 
at Charleston, South Carolina, in buildings exposed to the 
fire of our batteries. 

On July 17th, 1865, Ingledew was brevetted Major, U. 
S. V., "for efficient and meritorious services during the 

Major Ingledew was for a number of years engaged in 
the real estate and law business in which he won the regard 
and respect of all who had dealings with him. He was a 
man of exceedingly sweet and genial disposition, and made 
hosts of friends. Quietly industrious in his habits, he was 
reliable and trustworthy in all his undertakings. 

Up to the day of his death he seemed to be in excellent 
health, but was suddenly stricken down by heart disease 
while enjoying the companionship of his family. 

He was married in 1866 to Ella E. Wheeler, of Janes- 
ville, Wisconsin, who, with one son and two daughters, sur- 
vives him. To these we offer our heartfelt sympathy, with 
the assurance that the memory of our late Companion and 
friend will be cherished while we live. 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Springfield, Illinois, 
January 7, 1903. 

COMPANION FERGUSON was born in Springfield, 
Illinois, in 1835, his mother, Mrs. Sarah Ferguson, 
being one of the earliest settlers in Sangamon County. He 
had two brothers and one sister, all of whom are dead. The 
brothers were William W. Ferguson, who was a brilliant 
lawyer and who was prominent in the early history of Cali- 
fornia, and Robert Ferguson, and Mrs. Jacob Bunn, both 
of Springfield. When a young man he went to California, 
but before the breaking out of the Civil War he returned to 
Springfield and engaged in business, entering the employ 
of the old Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Company 



as a clerk under Robert Irwin, the secretary, who was his 
relative. He later became secretary of the company. 

He was mustered into the service at Camp Butler, 
Illinois, September 18th, 1862. His Company as well as 
most of his Regiment, the 114th Illinois, was raised in 
Sangamon County, and he was elected Captain. The Regi- 
ment left Camp Butler, November 8th, 1862, going via 
Alton, 111., to Memphis, Tenn., where it was assigned to 
picket duty until the Tallahatchie campaign, when it was 
attached to the First Brigade of Gen. Lauman's Division. 
Reaching College Hill, Dec. 4th, the Brigade remained there 
until December 24th when it was ordered to Jackson, Tenn. 
Owing to the opposition of the famous rebel, General For- 
rest, two weeks time was consumed in this march. The 
Brigade remained at Jackson until Feb. 9th, 1863, when it 
was ordered back to Memphis. 

On April 2nd, 1863, his Regiment was assigned to First 
Brigade, First Division, 15th Army Corps, and was ordered 
to Vicksburg where the Brigade assisted in Grant's famous 
canal work, later crossing the Mississippi at Duckfort, La., 
and marched with Grant's Army towards Jackson, Miss., 
which place the 15th Corps invested on May 14th, and 
where the 114th lost five men killed. From Jackson his 
command was under fire almost every day until Vicksburg 
was reached and invested on May 19th, and in the siege 
until the surrender on July 4th, the loss in his Regiment 
being twenty. 

After the surrender of the noted stronghold, the 15th 
Corps was again sent to Jackson, and upon its surrender 
the second time the army followed the Confederate army 
under General Joe Johnson as far as Brandon, Miss. Re- 
turning to Vicksburg the 114th remained there until Sep- 
tember 3rd, and were back at Memphis by December. On 
account of poor health Captain Ferguson resigned April 
7th, 1864. 


Companion Ferguson was with his Company and Regi- 
ment in all the skirmishes, battles and sieges of that historic 
Vicksburg campaign. Its successful culmination was the 
beginning of the end. 

After his return from the front, Captain Ferguson was 
married to Miss Alice Edwards, a daughter of Judge Ben- 
jamin Edwards, and a niece of Ninian W. Edwards, one of 
the early governors of Illinois. Soon after this he again 
engaged in business and built up the extensive wholesale and 
retail china and glassware business which bears his name, 
and which is the largest in central. Illinois, and for the last 
twenty years or more he was president of the Springfield 
Marine Bank. He was also prominent in the establishment 
of the Capital Electric Company, of which he was treasurer 
at the time of his death. He was also prominent in church 
work, and was a trustee of the First Presbyterian Church 
in Springfield, and treasurer of the church, which position 
he had held for a number of years. 

Captain and Mrs. Ferguson were always active in the 
social life of the city. They entertained often and lavishly 
at their elegant home. It was at their home that President 
Roosevelt was to have been given a dinner, on the occasion 
of his visit to Springfield last October when the State Fair's 
golden anniversary was being celebrated, a visit which was 
prevented by the operation which was found necessary at 
Indianapolis, a few days before the date of his expected 
visit to Springfield, owing to the accident he experienced at 
Pittsfield, Mass., when a motor car ran into his carriage. 

Your Committee, to whom was assigned the sacred duty 
of preparing this testimony to the moral worth and high 
standing in which our departed Companion and friend was 
held by those who knew him well, feel that they could not 
do better than to submit herewith the eulogy pronounced by 
his pastor, the Rev. T. D. Logan, of the First Presbyterian 


"The presence of this large assembly speaks, with words 
more eloquent than any that I can frame, in testimony of the 
high esteem in which our deceased friend was held by this 
entire community. In a peculiar sense Mr. Ferguson be- 
longed to Springfield. He was born here, and, with the 
exception of a brief sojourn in California and two years 
spent in the army during the Civil War, he had always 
lived here. 

"He had climbed by his own energy to a position among 
our foremost citizens. As a young man his opportunities 
were not equal to those enjoyed by scores of our young 
men today. They were not such opportunities as were en- 
joyed by many young men of his own day who have sunk 
into obscurity. The qualities which gave him success were 
such as many regard homely industry and reliability. As 
a young man he soon became known as one who could be 
depended upon. The interests of his employers were safe 
in his hands. He did not spare himself, and his actions 
were always controlled by high principles. . 

"Thus the boy showed himself to be the father of the 
man, and when he embarked in business for himself, his 
affairs were conducted on those sound principles which com- 
mand the confidence of our fellow men. When large 
financial interests were entrusted to his care, there was a 
strengthening of this confidence. Men felt that he was 
not only honest but capable, and that his judgment could be 
safely followed in business affairs. The career of Mr. 
Ferguson bears witness to the fact that sucqess may still be 
achieved along the lines of old-fashioned honesty. 

"When one becomes known as a man of staunch in- 
tegrity, others cling to him for support. It was so with Mr. 
Ferguson. He was a man whom others felt they could 
safely lean upon. More and more men came to depend upon 
him, and little by little he assumed responsibilities, not only 
for the corporation of which he was the head, but also for 


many individuals who sought his advice. We seldom realize 
how heavily these added responsibilities rest on the shoulders 
of the strong. They bear the burdens of others so cheer- 
fully that it seems to cost them no effort ; but the strongest 
bridge can be loaded beyond the breaking strain, and the 
strength of the strongest man will give way under the con- 
stant pressure of other cares added to his own. Many a 
business man has failed in health and strength sooner than 
would have been the case if he had not sought to carry out 
in a practical way the Scriptural injunction, 'Bear ye one 
another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.' 

"Not only in helping individuals, but also in his relation- 
ship to the community at large, Mr. Ferguson was one of 
these burden-bearers. He had the public confidence to a 
marked degree, and any enterprise that had his endorse- 
ment was sure to find favor. He was a public-spirited citi- 
zen. He had a deep and abiding interest in everything that 
promised to be helpful to the city, and was a liberal sup- 
porter of its enterprises and contributor to its benevolences. 

"It was never suggested that he had the least personal 
interest in schemes designed for the common good. He did 
not make himself conspicuous in his public services, or con- 
cern himself in the least whether he received credit for what 
he was doing. He acted through principle, not through 
policy, and this was so well understood by his fellow citizens 
that his counsel was sought and his wisdom directed in 
many matters in which others appeared to be the chief 

"The death of such a man is a public bereavement. The 
place he has occupied in Springfield can not be filled, but as 
the burdens he has carried are distributed, others must be 
found to bear their share. As the city increases in size, 
larger numbers of men are needed to sustain its public in- 
terests. The younger men, upon whom the load is soon to 
rest, will find their inspiration in the lives of such men as 


Benjamin H. Ferguson. That his example may be truly 
helpful, you must not overlook the sources from which his 
character derived its strength. Mr. Ferguson was a reli- 
gious man. 

"The first hand to grasp mine in friendly welcome, when 
I came as a stranger to Springfield, nearly fifteen years ago, 
and that has never failed to be stretched out in helpfulness 
whenever needed, lies still in death. No man could be more 
loyal to his pastor, or show greater readiness to aid him by 
every means in his power. 

"I may be permitted to draw back the veil a little and 
give a glimpse of the departed friend within the sacred 
precincts of the home. It was here that his generous and 
kindly disposition was displayed in the cordial hospitality 
extended to a wide circle of friends. He enjoyed having a 
liberal share of the good things of life that he might use 
them to make others happy. Selfishness was furthest from 
his thoughts. A loving and dutiful son, he became a loyal 
and devoted husband ; and as he had no child upon whom to 
lavish a father's love, the entire family connection was made 
to share in his affectionate regard. It is in this inner circle 
that his loss will be most keenly felt. 

"I know that I simply voice the sentiments of this large 
assembly when I say that we feel that we have hardly a 
right to speak of our own loss in the presence of the over- 
whelming sorrow that has come to the widow, and to the 
immediate relatives. I can only give utterance to the 
universal sorrow, and express for all the sympathy which 
all so deeply feel. The consolations of ou'r holy religion 
will not fail in this hour of trial, for the eternal God is the 
refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. As be- 
lievers in immortality, we think of this life not as ended, 
but as going on forever in a better and brighter world 




Chief Engineer United States Navy. Died at Pittsburg, Pennsyl- 
vania, January 30, 1903. 

OUR late Companion, David Phillips Jones, departed 
this life at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, Janu- 
ary 30, 1903. He was born in the City of Philadelphia on 
March 15, 1840; he attended the public schools in that city, 
and graduated from the Central High School in 1859. On 
March 25, 1862, he was commissioned as a Third Assistant 
Engineer, and ordered to U. S. Steamer "Cimarron," of 
the West India Squadron. He was promoted to a Second 
Assistant Engineer, and served on U. S. Steamer "Men- 
dota," North Atlantic Squadron, under Admiral D. D. 
Porter, in 1864. He participated in various actions during 
his service on the Southern Coast. During the operations 



culminating in the fall of Richmond, Virginia, he carried 
the despatches to General U. S. Grant announcing the fall 
of Fort Fisher ; this was a very hazardous duty, as the James 
River region was swarming with guerilla parties. After 
the War he served on the U. S. S. "Powhatan," the flag- 
ship of Rear Admiral Dahlgren in the South Pacific Squad- 
ron, from 1866 to 1867, and witnessed the bombardment of 
Valparaiso and Callao by the Spanish fleet, after which he 
served on U. S. S. "Gettysburg" in the North Atlantic 
Squadron in 1868 and 1869, then he was ordered to U. S. 
Steamer "Michigan," on which he served during 1870 and 
1871, having been promoted to the rank of First Assistant 
Engineer. He was then granted a leave of absence in view 
of his many years of continuous and arduous service, dur- 
ing which leave instead of resting he acted as constructing 
engineer of the St. Louis and Southeastern Railway; he also 
designed and constructed the great railway transfers on the 
Ohio River. Having especial skill as a draughtsman and 
designer, he was several times assigned to duty in the 
Bureau of Engineering at the Navy Department, where he 
rendered important services. 

The duties performed by him that were of the greatest 
value to the naval service were while he took the active part 
in originating and organizing the four years' course for the 
training of cadet engineers at the Naval Academy at An- 
napolis in 1874, in which service he continued until 1880, 
during which time he was promoted to Passed Assistant En- 

Prior to the inauguration of this new system, there had 
been a two years' course for engineering students, but the 
more accomplished officers of the Engineer Corps con- 
sidered it essential that a superior training should be given 
the young officers who were to serve on the new types of 
naval vessels then proposed and under construction, and 
that the course should be substantially the same as that for 


the young officers of the line, differing only in the technical 
character of the curriculum. 

Engineer Jones was ordered as one of the instructors of 
the first class under the new system, and entered upon the 
duty with enthusiasm, as he had been so largely instrumental 
'in its adoption; he was especially interested in the training 
of young men, for which delicate task he naturally possessed 
unusual aptitude, so that he was an ideal leader in this 
new departure. He continued in this duty for over five 
years, and fully demonstrated the wisdom of the system. 
Among those who enjoyed his training and have since 
attained eminence after leaving the naval service, may be 
mentioned Professor Hollis, of Harvard University, Pro- 
fessor Spangler, of the University of Pennsylvania, and 
Professor Cooley, of the University of Michigan. 

When this new work was commenced there were few, if 
any, suitable text books available, therefore the instruction 
was necessarily given by illustrated lectures, in which In- 
structor Jones displayed especial aptitude and attained most 
satisfactory results. In addition to this influence in the 
class room, he took a paternal interest in his pupils and 
made his quarters a place of constant resort for them, where 
the best of home influences were exerted by the host and his 
charming wife, who was formerly Miss Nellie Kellogg, of 
Erie, Pennsylvania. These home privileges were not con- 
fined to the engineering class, but were also enjoyed by 
many of the young line officers, for whom there was always 
a cheery welcome. 

Another important measure of great benefit to the navai 
service and to the general public, which was persistently ad- 
vocated and inaugurated by Engineer Jones, was a bill 
passed by Congress providing for the detail of officers of 
the Engineer Corps as instructors in technical schools. The 
advantages resulting from the training imparted by officers 
so detailed, caused the creation of mechanical engineering 


departments in some of our prominent colleges, and gave a 
material stimulus to the cause of mechanical training. 

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 
Kansas, on May 2, 1888, and was transferred to the Com- 
mandery of the State of Illinois on December 7, 1896. 

In 1889 he was promoted to the rank of Chief Engineer. 
In the month of June, 1892, he was placed on the retired list 
of the U. S. Navy, after which he devoted his time to the 
management of his personal affairs for several years at Fort 
Scott, Kansas, and elsewhere. While in Kansas he was ap- 
pointed on the staff of the Governor of that state with the 
rank of Colonel, serving in that capacity for some time. He 
then settled in Chicago, where he occupied himself as a 
consulting engineer, being so engaged at the time of the com- 
mencement of the war with Spain. He immediately made a 
request to the Navy Department for assignment to active 
service, and was ordered to duty at Munhall and Pittsburg, 
Pennsylvania, as Chief Inspector of Steel Products for the 
Navy, a position for which he was especially well qualified. 
He continued to perform this duty during the Spanish- 
American War and for some time thereafter, until he was 
regularly relieved. Then he resumed his occupation as a 
consulting engineer at Pittsburg, in which he enjoyed a very 
active practice up to the time of his last sickness. Mr. Jones, 
in addition to being an officer of high professional attain- 
ments and estimable character, possessed such an animated 
spirit of good fellowship and such brilliant conversational 
powers, that he inspired as well as entertained all with whom 
he had intercourse ; his sparkling sallies of wit were of that 
rare quality which caused enjoyment and never gave rise to 
wounded feelings. His long and varied service furnished 
him with entertaining subjects for narration and comment, 
which never failed to delight his auditors and made him one 


of the most popular officers who has ever served in the 
navy, not only with his fellow-officers but with his associates 
in civil life. He was one of the founders of the Alibi Club 
in Washington, widely known and celebrated for the wit 
and brilliancy of its members. 

He leaves an only daughter, Miss Anita K. Jones his 
first wife having died many years ago. He was married in 
1902 to Miss Olive Harton, of Pittsburg, who there survives 
him. Mr. Jones has left a record for conspicuous ability in 
his profession, faithful performance of duty and the main- 
tenance of the highest possible standard as an officer, of 
which anyone could be proud; but in addition to this his 
genial personality and the efficient aid and encouragement 
extended by him to young men, has made a place in the 
hearts of those who were his friends and pupils which will 
endure until they themselves have passed beyond the activi- 
ties of this life. 

The funeral services were held in Pittsburg, on Sunday, 
February first; the body was taken to Erie, Pennsylvania, 
for burial on the next day. The pall-bearers were: Capt. 
W. B. Brooks, U. S. Navy ; Messrs. Walter Scott and T. J. 
Hemphill, of Erie, and Henry Spooner, Asa M. Mattice and 
Walter M. McFarland, the last three being former officers 
of the Engineering Corps of the U. S. Navy. A detail of 
men from U. S. S. "Michigan" formed the escort. 




Captain United States Volunteers, Died at Elgin, Illinois, 
February 25, 1903. 

OUR late Companion. Captain James Duguid, was born 
in Aberdeen, Scotland, October 3, 1831. He passed 
his childhood days there, and came to this country when he 
was fifteen years of age. He spent some time in Connecti- 
cut and other states, coming to Chicago in 1856. He was 
engaged with the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany for several years. 

He entered the service April 18, 1861, as private in 
Second Company, Highland Guards, Capt. John McArthur 
commanding, but was not mustered. Enlisted as private. 
Mechanics', Fusileers' and Engineers' Regiment, under Col. 
Wilson, August, 1861, being promoted sergeant of his com- 



pany. The regiment was mustered out as unauthorized by 
order of the War Department, January 28, 1862. Enlisted 
as private in Company A, 65th Illinois Infantry, U. S. V., 
and commissioned First Lieutenant of this company, Febru- 
ary 15, 1862, and Captain in the same company, May 1, 
1862. He remained Captain until mustered out at the ex- 
piration of his term of service, May 10, 1865, to date April 
18, 1865. 

His war service was in Virginia, Tennessee, and with 
the Army of the Ohio. 

After the war, he entered the coal and wood business 
and was very successful until burned out by the Chicago fire 
Shortly after the fire he entered the service of the govern 
ment as lost money order clerk in the Chicago post-office. 
He continued there for about twenty years, until compelled 
to retire from active work owing to loss of eyesight. 

For the last three years he has been afflicted with brain 
trouble, occasioned by a sunstroke received during the war, 
and which finally caused his death, February 25, 1903. He 
leaves a wife, Mary E. Duguid, and two daughters, Florence 
L. and Maud M., who reside at Chicago, 111. 




Brevet Brigadier General United States Volunteers, 
cago April 9, 1903. 

Died at Chi- 

First Lieutenant 75th New York Infantry, U. S. V., Sept. 17, 1361. 

Colonel 76th U. S. Colored Infantry, March 25, 1863. 

Brevet Brigadier General, U. S. Vols., March 26, 1865, for meri- 
torious services in the campaign against Mobile and its de- 

Honorably discharged on tender of resignation August 19, 1865. 

War service in the Department of the Gulf. 

Elected May 3, 1882. Insignia No. 2409. 

Born at Cato, New York, April 19, 1835. 

Died at Chicago, April 9, 1903. 

THE early years of our late Companion were spent 
upon a farm, where he acquired the education inci- 
dental to the country district schools. He received his first 



lesson in commercial affairs while clerking in the book store 
of John Ivison, at Auburn, N. Y. Seeking to improve his 
fortunes, he crossed the plains to the Pacific Coast in 1854, 
but the business conditions there proving unsatisfactory, he 
returned home via the Isthmus four years later. 

Responding to the President's call for troops, in August. 
1864, he was appointed First Lieutenant of the 75th New 
York Infantry, U. S. V. His field service began at Fort 
Pickens, Fla. After the capture of New Orleans his regi- 
ment occupied Pensacola; whence it was ordered to New 
Orleans, where for a time it was with Weitzel's Brigade in 
that city. 

Being transferred to Donaldsonville, La., he was given 
jurisdiction over the district of LaFourche County, and it 
was while so detailed that authority and instructions came 
to enlist and organize the 76th U. S. Colored Infantry, of 
which he was commissioned Colonel. In the month of May, 
1863, he succeeded Major General C. C. Augur as Com- 
mandant at Baton Rouge, retaining this important assign- 
ment until the fall of Port Hudson, when he was placed in 
command of Forts Jackson and St. Phillip, below New Or- 

From this station he was sent to Port Hudson. When 
General Canby was preparing his movement against Mobile, 
Colonel Drew was given the command of the Third Brigade 
of Hawkin's (First) Division of U. S. Colored Troops, and 
it was during this campaign that he led his brigade in the 
assault on the defenses of Mobile, resulting in gaining pos- 
session of the controlling point, for which gallant achieve- 
ment he was brevetted Brigadier General of Volunteers. 
This campaign included an advance to Montgomery, Ala., 
from which city he returned to Mobile and later to New 
Orleans, where in August of the same year, the Confederacy 
having collapsed, his resignation was tendered and accepted 
and he was honorably discharged, thus terminating a 


military career that justly entitles him to a patriot's honors. 

War, it has been said, is a wonderful developer, and this 
is conspicuously exemplified by the life of General Drew. 
Foreseeing its vast commercial future, he came to Chicago 
soon after leaving the army, selecting this city as his future 
home, and fire insurance, in which he at once took high 
rank, as his life vocation, and in which he continued without 
interruption until his final discharge was received. 

General Drew regarded his chosen profession as second 
to none, and true to this conviction he did not hesitate at 
any personal sacrifice to maintain the highest standard ot 
efficiency and integrity in the various underwriters' associa- 
tions with which he was connected and was largely instru- 
mental in creating. The vast insuring community in which 
he lived and worked can never know what benefits have 
come to it through his influence and tireless energy, which 
secured better building laws and better fire protection. In 
the performance of a duty no obstacle was insurmountable ; 
his honesty and sincerity were unassailable; his loyalty to 
his friends and professional co-workers commanded the ad- 
miration of all. He discharged to the best of his ability 
every trust confided to his care. His life may be briefly 
epitomized with these words. He was faithful. 

For the term beginning in 1885 he represented the people 
of his ward in the Common Council of Chicago. He was a 
member of the Calumet and Union League Clubs, and in 
his death Grace Episcopal Church loses a valued member. 

The membership in the Loyal Legion he particularly 
prized; its comradeship led him away from official cares, 
and its meetings banished from his mind all themes save 
those that ever dwell in the minds and hearts of wartime 

His time was freely given that the affairs of the Com- 
mandery might prosper, and to this end he served as a mem- 
ber of the Council f&r two terms 1886 and 1891. His last 


coming amongst us was at the December meeting at the 
Auditorium Ladies' Night. Though racked with pain he 
abandoned the comfortable chair at his own fireside, that he 
might be with those he liked so well the companions of the 
Loyal Legion. 




First Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Los Angeles, 
California, April 13, 1903. 

First Lieutenant and Battalion Quartermaster Third Wisconsin 
Cavalry, U. S. V. 

Entered the service (enrolled) January 13, 1862. 

Mustered in as First Lieutenant and Battalion Quartermaster. 
Third Wisconsin Cavalry, U. S. V., January 31, 1862. Hon- 
orably mustered out in accordance with orders from War 
Department declaring the office not authorized by law, ana 
abolishing it July 18, 1862. 

War service in Missouri and Kansas. Elected member of Illinois 
Commandery of Loyal Legion, May 16, 1894, First Class. 
Insignia No. 10,579, Commandery number being 716. 

COMPANION HALL was born at Le Roy, New York, 
March 28th, 1840. and passed away at Los Angeles, 
California, April 13th, 1903, age 63 years. 



Lieutenant Hall was married to Miss Jennie C. Newman 
who, with a daughter, Miss Alice L. Hall, and a son, New- 
man G. Hall (who is a member of the Colorado Com- 
manclery of the Loyal Legion), survive him. 

His business career was full of honor to himself and his 
family. He was associated with John Nazro & Co., whole- 
sale hardware, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as manager, and with 
William Blair & Company of Chicago, as partner; later of 
the firm of Gould, Hall & Co., woodenware, Chicago, and of 
the firm of Hanford, Hall & Company, manufacturers of 
linseed oil, this last connection being merged with The 
National Linseed Oil Company, he being a Director ana 
Vice-President of the Company. 

During the past few years he was compelled by failing 
health to retire from active business. His loyalty to all of 
life's duties was constant. He was strongly attached to the 
Loyal Legion, and was, until his health failed, a regular 
attendant at meetings. 

He was a member of the Union League Club, Chicago, 
where, as in all of his life's connections, he had many sincere 




Second Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago 
May 23, 1903. 

Second Lieutenant First Wisconsin Infantry, U. S. V. 

Entered the service (enrolled), September 5, 1861. 

Mustered in as Sergeant, October 8, 1861. 

Promoted First Sergeant, July 3, 1862. 

Promoted Second Lieutenant, September 4, 1862. 

Mustered out with Regiment, October 13, 1864. 

War service with the Armies of the Ohio and Cumberland. 

Elected a Companion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion 
of the United States through the Commandery of the State 
of Illinois, June 13, 1895. First Class. Insignia No. 11,084. 
Commandery No. 761. 

Born in Birmingham, England, November 4, 1839. 

Died in Chicago, May 23, 1903. 



COMPANION CALIGER came to this country as a 
child, and received his education in Milwaukee, where 
he resided until the beginning of the War of the Rebellion. 
To the first call for volunteers, Caliger responded by enlist- 
ing in the First Regiment from Wisconsin for three months. 
He was not mustered for this service, but re-enlisted in the 
same Regiment for three years, and faithfully performed his 
duties until he was honorably mustered out with the Regi- 
ment in 1864. He saw much active service, and was pro- 
moted for gallantry and efficiency. 

He was married in 1864 and immediately came to Chi- 
cago, where he lived continuously until May 23, 1903. A 
wife and seven children survive him. From 1866 until his 
death he was connected with the wholesale house of Keith 
Brothers & Company, and he leaves an honorable name and 
an enviable reputation among his associates of nearly forty 

His death was painless, and he hardly realized that he 
was ill before the messenger arrived to call him from a life 
of kindly activity to one of peaceful rest. Beside the 
bereaved family, whose loss is irreparable, Thomas Morton 
Caliger leaves a host of friends who can never cease to 
mourn his absence. He was an affectionate husband and 
father, a generous neighbor, a genial companion, a sym- 
pathetic friend, and a loyal, faithful gentleman. He was so 
unassuming that he never knew half the good that was in 
him, and so modest that he would not believe the half that 
was told of him. In the lives of those who knew him well 
there is a void which cannot be filled, and a thousand hearts 
are sorrow-draped for the loss of honest, genial, kindly, 
loyal Tom Caliger. 




Companion of the Second Class. Died at West Chicago, Illinois, 
July 26, 1903. 

ONCE more the ranks of the younger members of the 
Order have been invaded by the death of Charles 
Clyde Smiley at his home in West Chicago, Illinois, on July 
28th, 1903. 

He was the only son of Companion Charles E. Smiley, 
First Lieutenant Forty-second Illinois Infantry, was born in 
Maple Park, Illinois, on November 10th, 1869, received his 
education in the public schools at that place and Geneva 
where he graduated at the High School in 1886. He served 
as clerk from that time in the offices of the County Treasurer 
and County Court of Kane County until November 1892. 
when he became Assistant Cashier in the bank of Newton & 



Smiley at West Chicago, where he was engaged at the time 
of his death. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity 
and a Knight Templar, and of Medinah Shrine, Chicago. 

Mr. Smiley became a member of the Illinois Com- 
mandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the 
United States on November 1st, 1900. He was of an in- 
tensely loyal and patriotic nature and at once took an active 
part in the meetings of the Order; with the younger Com- 
panions, among whom he was a general favorite, and in 
business and social life he was a young man of great popu- 
larity and promise. 

His sudden death in the midst of early manhood, hopes 
and joys and duties envelops the loving family circle in a 
cloud of unspeakable grief, and is a distinct loss to the com- 
munity and state. To his grief stricken father, mother and 
sister, and to his many sorrowing personal friends we tender 
the heartfelt and sincere sympathy of this Commandery. 



Brevet Lieutenant Colonel United States Volunteers. 
Chicago, September 6, 1903. 

Died at 

OUR late Companion, William Goldie, departed this life 
at his home, No. 2953 Vernon Avenue, September 
6th, 1903: 

Companion Goldie was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, 
March llth, 1827, was educated there in the common 
schools, and learned the carpenters trade, which he has 
always followed. 

His first marriage was to Miss Emma Somerville, April 
29th, 1851, coming to Chicago on his wedding trip. Four 
children were born of this alliance, two of whom are living. 
His wife died May 6th, 1858. 



His second wife was Miss Rose Eckardt, whom he mar- 
ried in Chicago, April 6th, 1860. Of this union were born 
three children, two sons and one daughter. The sons were 
in active business with their father as carpenter contractors 
for many years, many of the notable buildings of Chicago 
being executed under their supervision. Also they have 
made a specialty of world's fair buildings; among them 
some of the great buildings of the Chicago Fair, also at 
Omaha and Buffalo, and the sons are now completing some 
of the fine structures at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition 
at St. Louis. 

In religion he was a Presbyterian, but of late years he 
had been attending the ministrations of Dr. Hensen at the 
First Baptist Church. 

He loved his adopted country, and when in 1861 he 
heard the call "To Arms !" he responded with a will. He 
enlisted as a private in the Fifty-sixth Illinois Volunteer In- 
fantry, "Mechanics Fusiliers," August 1st, 1861. Was 
mustered in as First Lieutenant and Regimental Quarter- 
master, October 13th, 1861. Mustered out by reason of 
disbandment of the regiment, February oth, 1862. 

Was appointed and commissioned by President Lincoln 
as Captain and Assistant Quartermaster U. S. Volunteers, 
June 30th, 1862. Brevetted Major and Lieutenant-Colonel 
of Volunteers, March 13th, 1865, for faithful and meri- 
torious services during the war. 

In his war service he made a good record. 

He was ordered to report to General Geo. B. McClellan, 
commanding Army of the Potomac, and by him assigned 
to duty with Maryland Brigade, Middle Department, Staff 
of General J. R. Kenly, duty at Baltimore, Md., and in de- 
fence of Upper Potomac, Middle Department till May, 1863. 
Then First Brigade, First Division, Third Corps, January 


to May, 1864. Transferred to Horse Artillery, and in 
charge of same till May, 1865, participating in following 
service : 

Division Army of Potomac, May, 1863. 

Organized the Quartermaster Department for the Di- 

Gettysburg Campaign, June 13th to July 14th, 1863. 

Battle of Gettysburg, July 1st to 3rd. 

Bristow Campaign, October, 1863. 

Mine Run Campaign, November 26th to December 2nd. 

Rapidan Campaign, May and June, 1864. Attached to 
Cavalry Corps, Army of Potomac. 

Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 5th to 7th. 

Spottsylvania Court House, May 12th to 21st. 

North Anna, May 23rd to 27th. 

Totopotomy, May 28th to 31st. 

Cold Harbor, June 1st to 12th. 

Before Petersburg, June and July. 

Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August to 

Battle of Winchester, September 19th. 

Battle of Cedar Creek, October 19th. 

Relieved from duty with Horse Artillery Division and 
assigned to duty with Quartermaster Department at Wash- 
ington, D. C., May to November, 1865. 

Mustered out November 25th, 1865, receiving certificates 
of non-indebtedness from several departments of the Gov- 
ernments with which he has transacted business, amounting 
to millions of dollars, during his term of service. An hon- 
orable record of which any soldier might be proud. 

He attended the Loyal Legion meetings with much en- 
thusiasm when it was possible to do so. 


We are loath to part with him, who was so loyal to his 
country, so loving a husband and father, and so kind and 
charitable a citizen. We hope to meet him on "Fame's 
Eternal Camping- Ground." 




First Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago 
October i, 1903. 

Enrolled in the 104th New York Infantry Volunteers, October, 


Second Lieutenant November 14, 1861. 
Resigned June 28, 1862. 
First Lieutenant 179th New York Infantry Volunteers, July 20, 


Honorably discharged May 15, 1865. 
War service with the Army of the Potomac. 
Elected October 1, 1884. Insignia 3140. 
Born at Lyons, N. Y., May 13, 1833. 
Died at Chicago, October 1, 1903. 



OUR Companion laid the foundation for what proved 
to be a busy life, at the Albion Academy, at Albion, 
N. Y., graduating from the Union High School of Lock- 
port, in that State. 

His youth was spent upon the farm, but the monotomy 
became irksome and after a time, concluding that he desired 
to see more of the world and yielding to the influences of 
alluring tales he had read about seafaring men, he shipped 
on a whaler whale catching at that time being a prominent 
industry employing large fleets in the Northern seas. One 
voyage convinced him that the yarns spun by the magazine 
tars were something quite different from the sailor's life 
as found on board ship; that the chase when a whale was 
discovered was not merely an exercise pull, but full of hard- 
ship and peril, his boat being once stove and the crew thrown 
out by an immense spermer. Therefore, after a two years' 
cruise, he returned to Lockport and learned the trade of a 
machinist. This occupation proving unsatisfactory, his 
heart yearned for the farm again and its peaceful environ- 
ment, and he turned from the lathe to the plow, continu- 
ing a farmer's life until called away by the Civil War. 

In the month of October, 1861, he enlisted as a private 
in the 104th New York Infantry Volunteers and was com- 
missioned Second Lieutenant November 14th, 1861. Do- 
mestic afflictions seemed to make it necessary in the fol- 
lowing summer to leave the service and he tendered his 
resignation, which was accepted June 28th, 1862. He was 
not content to remain at home while his friends and ac- 
quaintances were in the field, so he again entered the army 
as First Lieutenant, in the 179th New York Infantry Vol- 
unteers July 20th, 1864, and remained until the end, being 
honorably discharged May 15th, 1865, because his regi- 
ment was no longer needed. 

Lieutenant Hemstreet was in the engagement that fol- 
lowed the mine explosion at Petersburg, Va., July 30th, 


1864, which is was expected would result in the surrender 
of the city and its fortifications, but the undertaking brought 
disaster to the Union forces. He was in the fight for the 
possession of the Weldon R. R. August 18-21, 1864. On 
September 30th, 1864, he was in the battle of Preble Farm; 
he was with the Army of the Potomac during its later op- 
erations ; for a while commanding the regiment and at all 
times doing his duty. His military history is an enviable 

Soon after the war he came to Chicago, engaging in the 
Fire Insurance business ; in which he continued to the end. 

His was a kindly nature ; his social life was a genial one ; 
his manifestations of friendship were sincere; his greetings 
truthfully indicated the warm regard he had for his asso- 
ciates and friends. He was always glad to come amongst 
us and only illness or very important affairs kept him away 
from the meetings of the Commandery. 

He was a member of the Geo. H. Thomas Post, No. 5, 
G. A. R., Department of Illinois; he was conspicuous in 
Masonic circles, being affiliated with many societies ; a Sir 
Knight in the Chicago Commandery and a thirty-second 
degree member of Oriental Consistory. 

He came of sturdy stock, his father in his 99th year, is 
now living at Macomb, 111. 

After a year's illness, from a nervous trouble, which 
seemed to have yielded to medical treatment, he contem- 
plated resuming work at an early day; but his work was 
finished; on October 1st, 1903, the Great Commander gave 
the unexpected signal, the bugle sounded, and- his light went 

On the first day of January, 1854, at Buffalo, N. Y., 
he was united in marriage with Miss Emeline A. Rapp, 
who with two sons and two daughters, survives him. 




Brevet Brigadier General, United States Volunteers. Died at 
Chicago October 6, 1903. 

member of this Commandery, expired suddenly at 
his office on October 6th, 1903. He was born of Quaker 
parents in Fayetteville, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, on 
the 9th day of January, 1840. 

Little information is at hand concerning his early life, 
and we are unable to say more than that he grew to man- 
hood in his native state, with such educational advan- 
tages as were afforded by the common schools of his vicinity. 
Some time during the year 1860 he removed from Penn- 
sylvania to Illinois. Among other lessons he had learned in 
his boyhood to esteem the flag of his country as the symbol 



of all that centers in a strong, wholesome and righteous 
government, and his fidelity to the union of the states had 
taken the form of unyielding devotion to the cause of the 
nation. To him the national government was the supreme 
power in this republic, and he had an unwavering faith that 
its undisputed rule was necessary to insure the safety, wel- 
fare and happiness of all. Unquestioning fidelity to his 
country and all its institutions had become a part of his 
life, and the line of his duty respecting its enemies had, by 
the time he reached his majority, become a settled and un- 
changeable conviction. 

So it was that Companion Pearson, when war came and 
the people of the South organized themselves into hostile 
armies, fired upon the flag and threatened the nation's life, 
saw but one thing to do, and that was to offer his services 
and his life, if need be, for the Union. And with that spirit 
he entered the army as a private soldier. 

The story of his career and services in the Union Army 
are best told in his own words on a scrap of paper written 
by his own hand and found in his desk immediately after his 
death. He says: 

"I enlisted as a private in the Tenth Illinois Infantry, 
April 17th, 1861, for three months. After that service I re- 
enlisted as a private in the Thirty-first Illinois Infantry 
(John A. Logan's Regiment), September 3d, 1861. I went 
through the battles of Belmont, Fort Henry and Fort Donel- 
son carrying a musket as a private soldier. May 16th, 1862, 
I was appointed First Lieutenant and Adjutant of the Regi- 
ment. February 24th, 1863, I was elected -Major by the 
officers of the Regiment, and commissioned as such by the 
Governor. I was elected and commissioned Lieutenant- 
Colonel July 2d, 1863. Was elected and commissioned 
Colonel September 24th, 1864. March 13th, 1865, I was 
commissioned by the President of the United States Briga- 
dier-General by brevet for meritorious services on the bat- 


tie field, and was mustered out of the services with the regi- 
ment July 31st, 1865." 

Thus it is seen that General Pearson in one rank or an- 
other served his country for more than four years and three 
months. The epitome of our Companion's services is a bare 
recital of individual services rendered by a soldier in the 
Union Army; but it is all too brief as a narrative of a 
soldier so distinguished and so well known as Companion 

He counted it an honor that he carried a musket as a 
private soldier though the battles of Belmont, Fort Henry 
and Fort Donelson. No strain of vanity can be discovered 
by stating what one has done as a private carrying a mus- 
ket. But here the narrative of our Companion's services as 
a soldier ends, and he simply adds that soon after he had 
performed these duties as a private in the ranks he was ap- 
pointed Adjutant of his regiment, then elected by its officers 
to be its Major and in the same way was elected and com- 
missioned its Lieutenant-Colonel/ Again by the same pref- 
erence chosen and appointed its Colonel ; and that in March, 
1865, for meritorious services, the President had commis- 
sioned him a Brigadier-General by brevet. 

This memorandum of General Pearson was written for 
his children, and it may here be properly said that few of 
the nearly three million boys and men who enlisted as pri- 
vates in the Union cause ever reached upon their own merits, 
and as a reward for services rendered on the battle field 
such high rank in the army. 

Pearson had in him all the elements which go to make 
up a gallant and accomplished soldier. It is said of him 
by those who were near him during the whole period of his 
career as an officer, that the rage of battle and fury of con- 
flict, however great, never caused in the mind of our Com- 
panion the least dismay or the slightest hesitation. He never 
faltered and he never doubted ; and it is said by his superior 


officers that during the long period of his command of the 
Thirty-first Illinois Infantry, and through the many en- 
gagements in which it participated under him, he never gave 
a command or issued an order inconsistent with the highest 
and best military judgment. 

The regiment to which General Pearson belonged and 
which he so gallantly commanded was conspicuous in the 
history of the Civil War not only by reason of the deeds it 
performed, the honorable record of its officers, the many 
and serious battles in which it was engaged, the valor and 
courage of its men in the thick of the fight, but by the high 
character and great reputation achieved by the men who or- 
ganized and led it in triumph to unnumbered victories. 

Its first Colonel became one of the great leaders of the 
Union Army during the more than four years of its ex- 
istence, and considering the distinguished career of John A. 
Logan, both in military and civil life, it must be admitted 
that when Robert Xewton Pearson became the Colonel in 
succession to a man whose civic and military fame were 
world wide, it was no easy task to maintain the high pur- 
poses, splendid discipline and rare courage which had been 
instilled into the minds and hearts of the officers and men 
composing the Ihirty-first Illinois by its first Colonel. 

How few of us today recall the special honor con- 
ferred on the Thirty-first Illinois, under the command of 
Pearson at Vicksburg on the day of its surrender? From 
Fort Gibson, through Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hills, 
Black River Bridge, and in the charges on the 19th and 
22nd days of May, 1863, it had performed every service 
required of it with conspicuous gallantry. 

During the disastrous charge made on Fort Hill, the 
flag of this one regiment was pierced by one hundred and 
fifty-three bullets, and its flag staff was shot asunder in four 

Its Lieutenant-Colonel Reese was killed in one of the 


charges on the works of Vicksburg, and the regiment there- 
after was commanded by Pearson, who was immediately 
promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, and when the 
gates of Vicksburg were opened, the honor of marching the 
first infantry regiment within the rebel works was given to 
our Companion. 

The march into Vicksburg through the open gates on 
July 4th, 1863, was, it may be said, a gala parade, but who 
shall count the toils and sufferings and measure the pain of 
the men who made such a parade possible? 

To recount all of the battles in which this gallant offi- 
cer commanded his regiment after the fall of Vicksburg, 
would be to recall again the Atlanta Campaign, the March 
to the Sea, and every event in which the army under the 
immediate command of General Sherman participated, until 
the grand review at the Nation's Capital on May 24th, 1865. 
It is a story of ever deepening interest, but it would be im- 
proper in a memorial like this, and we content ourselves by 
saying that in all the emergencies of camp and field and 
march from Dalton to Atlanta, from Atlanta to the Sea, 
and from Savannah northward until the grand army of the 
republic marched through the streets of Washington, 
there was in it no officer or soldier of better mettle, better 
equipped, or more devoted to his duty and the welfare and 
honor of his country and its flag, than was Robert Newton 

Like the great host of which the Union Army was com- 
posed, when the struggle was over our Companion retired 
to private life and became identified with the civic welfare 
and common interests of the people among whom he lived. 

During his civic career since the close of the war in 
1865, Companion Pearson has been honored by many posi- 
tions of honor and trust. He was for many years Comp- 
troller of the City of Springfield, holding that position un- 
der different partisan administrations, and quitting it with 


great credit to himself and with the highest respect of all 
classes of that city. He subsequently served as head of the 
Inquiry Division of the Post Office in the City of Chicago, 
and was subsequently appointed by President Harrison ap- 
praiser of customs in this city, the duties of which office 
he discharged with conspicuous fidelity for more than four 
years. Besides these positions he was at one time honored 
with a seat in the General Assembly of this State. 

Companion Pearson was a man of unusual capabilities, 
and brought to whatever work was given him to do "the 
faith that labors, the hope that endures and the patience 
that waits," and through all the varied duties which came to 
him, whether military or civil he displayed the high qualities 
which mark the good citizen, the gallant soldier and the loyal 

Companion Pearson was married on September 8th, 1864, 
to Mary Elizabeth Tuthill, daughter of Daniel B. Tuthill, 
and sister of the Honorable Richard Stanley Tuthill, now 
one of the Judges of the Circuit Court of Cook County. 

General Pearson left surviving him two children Haynie 
R. Pearson and Mrs. Mary Logan Kent, of Kent, Ohio, to 
whom we extend our sincere sympathy, and this expression 
of our high regard for our old friend and Companion. 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago November 

3, 1903- 

A^TER struggling for nearly two years with sweet tem- 
pered patience and fortitude against the progress of a 
lingering illness, Companion Charles Henry Thayer retired 
from the activities and cares of this world into eternal rest 
on Tuesday, November 3rd, 1903, at his home, 3302 In- 
diana Avenue, Chicago. 

He was born in the ancestral home of the Thayer family 
in the town of Franklin, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 
on December 24th, 1841. He was the son of Nathaniel 
Thayer and Caroline Taf t. His parents early sent him to the 
district school and such near by private schools as were 
available until in 1855, when our Companion was scarcely 



fourteen years of age, his father determined to fit him for a 
commercial career, and sent him to Providence, Rhode 
Island. Here he attended a commercial college and academy 
"of which the good Quaker, Samuel Austin, was principal." 
About 1858 he entered a fancy dry goods house and learned 
something of this business. In this same year he returned 
to his home in Massachusetts and attended Walpole Acad- 
emy near by. Then he again went to Providence, where he 
entered upon the duties of a clerk in a dry goods house. 
This business proving not to his taste, he became a student 
in the dental office of Dr. Helm, of Providence, late in 1859. 

When Sumter was fired upon and President Lincoln 
made his first call for men, our Companion's preceptor felt 
it incumbent upon him to lock up his office and tender his 
services in defense of the country, in which young Thayer 
and a third occupant of this office joined him. On April 
17th, 1861, he became a private in Company D, First Rhode 
Island Infantry, Militia. .This Company was completely 
uniformed by the patriotic ladies of Providence, and marched 
for the protection of Washington, reaching Annapolis on 
April 20th and Washington on April 24th, where they 
were mustered into the United States service for three 
months. In June his regiment became attached to Burn- 
side's Brigade of Hunter's Division, McDowell's Army of 
Northeast Virginia, and participated in the advance on 
Manassas and the battle of Bull Run, July 21st. The regi- 
ment's time having expired it returned to Rhode Island on 
July 28th, and was mustered out at Providence August 2nd, 

Our Companion did not waste much time in civil life, 
and on September 27th, 1861, we find him again enlisted 
for three years, a private in Company C, First New Eng- 
land, afterwards known as the First Rhode Island Volun- 
teer Cavalry, which was organized at Pawtucket. He acted 
as Sergeant during the organization of his Company, and 


on December 14th was commissioned Second Lieutenant 
to rank from September 27th, 1861. On July 15th, 1862, 
he became First Lieutenant; on February 14th, 1863, he 
was commissioned Captain of Company B of his regiment, 
with which he left the State March 12th, 1862, for Wash- 
ington, where it was attached to Stoneman's Cavalry com- 
mand of the Army of the Potomac. 

His war service was confined to the Army of the Poto- 
mac, the Department of the Shenandoah and the Department 
of the Rappahannock, and was rendered almost exclusively 
in the line, excepting that from August to November, ]864, 
he served as Acting Inspector General on the staff of the 
Third Reserve Brigade of the First Division of the Cavalry 

He was mustered out with his regiment upon the ex- 
piration of his term of enlistment on December 21st, 1864, 
having completed three years and a half of honorable ser- 
vice, during which he participated in many of the encoun- 
ters of the ever active and ever alert Cavalry of the Shenan- 
doah and of the Potomac, notably in 186.2 ; at Warrenton 
Junction, Rappahannock Crossing, Cross Keys, Port Repub- 
lic, Cedar Mountain, Catletts Station, Sulphur Springs, 
Thoroughfare Gap, Second Battle of Bull Run, Chantilly, 
Hazel River and Fredericksburg. In 1863, at Hartwood 
Church, Kelly's Ford, Hagerstown, Harpers Ferry, Shep- 
hardstown, Rapidan Station, White Sulphur Springs, Au- 
burn and Bristoe, Mine Run Campaign, Beverly Ford. In 
1864, Bowling Green, White House Landing, repulse of 
Early's attack on Washington, Deep Bottom, Berryville, 
Waynesboro, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, Winchester and 
Mount Jackson. 

At Kelly's Ford, March 17th, 1863, our Companion was 
wounded, being shot through the right thigh. He was made 
a prisoner of war, confined in the hospital at Gordonsville, 
Virginia, and afterwards taken to Libby Prison, Richmond, 


where he remained until June, 1863. After being exchanged 
he joined his regiment at Acquia Creek, Virginia. 

Having returned to the walks of civil life, our Com- 
panion resumed the study of dentistry and graduated from 
the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1869. He first 
began the practice of his profession in Mattoon, Illinois, 
and became identified with the profession of the City of 
Chicago in 1870. To the faithful and conscientious dis- 
charge of the duties of his chosen calling he devoted all his 
time and energies until forced by the inexorable require- 
ments of his physical disability to cease active work. He 
ever ranked high among his confreres of the profession, and 
was identified with every movement of its associated, edu- 
cational or practical advancement and progress. The same 
quiet modesty and gentle manner which possibly may have 
been inculcated at the Quaker school, the training of which 
he so highly esteemed, accompanied him through all the 
varying phases of life. His eminent services to his country 
were rarely ever referred to by him in conversation, and 
when it became a matter of discussion with him and his in- 
timate friends he ever spoke of it in the least laudatory lan- 
guage of himself. This same characteristic was frequently 
observed to predominate in intercourse with his professional 
brethren in the pursuit of his civilian avocation and life's 

Companion Thayer was elected a Companion of the First 
Class, Original, of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion 
of the United States, through the Commandery of the State 
of Illinois, on October 10th, 1889, his insignia being No. 

He was twice married, first to Juliet M. Reed in 1871, 
who died in 1883, leaving one daughter, Aline, surviving 
her ; and in 1886 he married Etta Grover, of Evanston, who 
with two children, Nathaniel and Marion, and his daughter 
Aline, survive him. 


To his devoted wife and loving children we desire to ex- 
tol the many virtues of their deceased husband and father 
and our esteemed Companion. With them we ask the priv- 
ilege to sympathize in their great loss and' affliction. 




Brevet Brigadier General United States Volunteers. Died at 
Chicago November 12, 1903. 

TTAMILTON BOGART BOX was the son of Gerritt 
-* * Lansing and Magdalene M. Bogart Box. He was 
born at Albany, in the State of New York, on April 28th, 
1827. He remained at Albany until the year 1848, when he 
removed to Buffalo. From Buffalo he removed to Chicago 
in the year 1854. In Chicago he became -cashier of the 
Exchange Bank of H. A. Tucker. After the failure of that 
bank in 1857 he was appointed cashier of the Bank of Mil- 
waukee, Wisconsin, which position he occupied until the 
year 1860, when he returned to Chicago. He then became 
cashier of the Marine Bank, of which J. Y. Scammon was 
President. Upon the organization of the Fourth Regiment 



of Illinois Cavalry, of which T. Lyle Dickey was Colonel, 
he was mustered in as its first Adjutant on October 13th, 
1861. He resigned his commission on May 3rd, 1862. The 
Twelfth Regiment of Illinois Cavalry, of which Arno Voss 
was the first Colonel, had served from its organization with 
the Army of the Potomac. On November 20th, 1863, the 
regiment was relieved from duty with the Army of the 
Potomac and was ordered home for reenlistment and re- 
organization as a veteran regiment. General Dox was au- 
thorized to recruit three companies for enlistment in that 
regiment. He succeeded in raising the companies, and the 
regiment was again recruited to its maximum. He was mils 
tered in as Major of the regiment on January 4th, 1864. On 
February 9th, 1864, the regiment left Chicago for St. Louis, 
and early in March proceeded to New Orleans. On Au- 
gust 3rd, 1864, he was promoted to the Lieutenant-Colonelcy 
of the regiment. On June 21st, 1865, by order of Major- 
General Sheridan, the Fourth and Twelfth regiments of 
Illinois Cavalry were consolidated under the name of the 
Consolidated Twelfth, with Hasbrouck Davis as Colonel, 
and Hamilton B. Dox as Lieutenant-Colonel. Colonel 
Davis was brevetted Brigadier-General on March 13th, 1865, 
and on August 1st, 1865, resigned Colonelcy and retired 
from the army. On October 13th, 1865, General Dox 
was mustered in as Colonel of the Consolidated Twelfth 
Regiment and as such commanded it until it was mustered 
out of service at Houston, Texas, on May 29th, 1866. He 
was brevetted Brigadier-General for gallant and meritori- 
ous service in the field. 

Upon his return from the army to Chicago he immedi- 
ately resumed his old business of banking. In 1867 or 1868 
the Hibernian National Bank was chartered, with J. V. 
Clarke as President and General Dox as cashier. He re- 
mained cashier of that bank from that time until his death 


a period of continued service in one institution for thirty- 
five or thirty-six years. 

He died in the City of Chicago on November 12th, 1903, 
at the age of 76 years, 6 months and 14 days. 

He was never married. 

General Dox was a brave soldier and an efficient and 
resolute commander. He was a man of extreme modesty 
and of a retiring disposition. He was seldom heard to 
allude to his honorable military service. Having performed 
his full duty to his country in times of her greatest need, 
he was content to pass the remainder of his life in the quiet 
and faithful discharge of the duties of the position he had 
assumed. He aspired to no civil distinctions. Outside of 
his business connections, he apparently sought but few in- 
timate friends. He lived as a model citizen, respected by 
all who knew him and loved by those who knew him best. 




Adjutant United States Volunteers. Died at Danville, Illinois, 
January 12, 1904. 

EOJTENANT SANDES was born at Portarlington, 
Ireland, on April 21st, 1829, a second son. His father 
was a Captain in the Scots Guard (3rd Regiment Household 
Troops), had served in the Peninsular War under the Duke 
of Wellington, and had a medal with five clasps for that 
campaign and a gold medal for Waterloo. His mother was 
a niece of the Eighth Earl of Mountrath and only sister 
of Sir Charles Henry Coote, Premier Baronet of Ireland. 
He passed through Trinity College, Dublin, and married and 
went to Australia in 1852. When the Crimean War broke 
out he returned to England and received a commission in 
the Queen's Company of Royal Rifles of which his un- 



cle, Sir Charles Coote, was Colonel. When the war ended 
he was Senior First Lieutenant of the Regiment but re- 
signed his commission and came to this country. He went 
to Milwaukee, read law and was admitted to a partnership 
by Judge E. G. Ryan in 1861, but when the War commenced 
gave up that position and was appointed by Governor Alex. 
W. Randall to the Second Wisconsin Infantry as Aide to the 
Colonel, with a commission as Captain. He went on with 
the Regiment to Washington and was with them in the first 
battle of Bull Run, but his position was done away with 
by Act of Congress in 1861. He returned to Milwaukee 
and in December, 1861, was appointed First Lieutenant 
and Regimental Adjutant of the Third Wisconsin Cavalry, 
with which Regiment he served until late in the fall of 1863 
when he was discharged for disability, very much against 
his will. 

Lieutenant Sandes' service with the Third Wisconsin 
Cavalry was in Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas, in the Army 
of the Frontier, principally fighting guerillas, with no im- 
portant battle except Prairie Grove. 

Lieutenant Sandes died mourned by all his acquaint- 
ances at Danville, 111., January 12th, 1904. 




Surgeon United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago January 22, 


DR. EDMUND ANDREWS was born in Putney, Ver- 
mont, on the 22nd of April, 1824. His family first 
resided in the State of New York, but when the young man 
was seventeen years of age they removed their home to the 
State of Michigan. Like many of the successful men of 
America, he worked during the summer seasons on his 
father's farm ; and his natural physical vigor, during one of 
the most important periods of his life, was thus enhanced 
by bodily toil of the best sort. He studied in school during 
the winters succeeding these labors on the farm, and finally 
entered the second year of the course in Letters at the 
University of Michigan. 



At this institution was begun and cemented his friend- 
ship with the late Dr. Hosmer A. Johnson, one of the most 
distinguished of his colleagues in the medical profession of 
Chicago, and, like Dr. Andrews, an honored member of this 
Order. The firm and indissoluble friendship of these two 
men survived throughout their lives. 

Having graduated in Letters, Dr. Andrews at once en- 
tered the office of Dr. Zina Pitcher, of Detroit, with a view 
to the study of medicine, and later matriculated in the Medi- 
cal Department of the University of Michigan at Ann Ar- 
bor, and graduated there in 1849. He received from the 
same institution the degree of Master of Arts in 1852, and 
later, in the year 1880, the degree of L.L. D. 

Dr. Andrews was soon appointed Demonstrator of 
Anatomy and Lecturer on Comparative Anatomy in his 
Alma Mater, editing at the same time the "Peninsular Jour- 
nal of Medicine and the Collateral Sciences." In the year 
1873 he became active in the organization of the Michigan 
State Medical Society. 

In the year 1855, however, he removed to Chicago and 
accepted the position of Lecturer on Comparative Anatomy 
and Demonstrator in Rush Medical College, a position which 
he held for a twelvemonth. But in the year 1859, in con- 
junction with a number of his professional friends, he as- 
sisted in the organization of a Medical Department in what 
was then known as Lind University and was given in the 
new college the chair of Principles and Practice of Surgery 
and Clinical Surgery, becoming later attached to the Mercy 
Hospital as one of its surgical staff. 

During the winter of 1861-2, having been appointed by 
Governor Yates, Dr. Andrews served as Post Surgeon at 
Camp Douglas. This led, as the Civil War progressed, to 
his accepting a commission, signed April 3rd, 1862, as 
Major and Surgeon of the First Illinois Light Artillery; 
and he was mustered into the service of the United States 


Government about two days later. He joined his regi- 
ment at Pittsburg Landing only a day or two after the close 
of the fierce and desperate battle of Shiloh on the 6th and 
7th of April, 1862, where he labored assiduously in the 
care of the wounded in that action. Under General Sher- 
man he did continuous duty in several fights and skirmishes 
as far south as Corinth, Memphis, Chickasaw Bayou, and 
took part in the battle of Vicksburg, where he often ren- 
dered valuable services as an operating surgeon under fire of 
the enemy's guns. At a later date, he was sent north in 
charge of a boatload of wounded soldiers; and resigned 
from the service January 18th, 1863, in consequence of se- 
vere bodily illness. 

On regaining his health, Dr. Andrews took up again 
his work, pursuing thereafter an active career as a professor 
and teacher of medicine and as hospital surgeon in the Medi- 
cal Department of the Northwestern University. Through 
the remainder of his life he was a diligent toiler in the pro- 
fession, obtaining high eminence and a national reputation ; 
not failing to labor for the advancement of the best social 
and intellectual as well as the scientific interests of the city 
in which his lot had been cast. 

Dr. Andrews was a representative of the best type of 
practitioners trained for service in the West at a time when 
the pioneer and the explorer had but for a decade scarcely 
vanished from the scene of their labors. He made him- 
self familiar by travel and actual observation with the 
geological formation of the group of States which encircled 
his home ; he enlarged his experience in foreign travel ; his 
love for the natural sciences never abated ; he was a skilled 
mathematician ; and a scholarly and always interesting writer. 
In the variety of the themes touched in his lifetime by his 
versatile pen, he has scarcely an equal among either his con- 
temporaries or those who survive him. His mind was essen- 
tially original in its reach and attainments. When others 


wrote or spoke, he was ever intent on the outlying themes 
suggested by them to his versatile and incessant mental ac- 
tivity. While his colleagues worked with the tools they had 
borrowed from their fathers in surgery, he invented his 
own. One of the really fine qualities of the man was his 
keen discernments of the best gifts in others. He sought 
with the avidity of a prospector for the one little fact that 
he wanted, and while he lived his chosen companions were 
always those who could give him the one fact that he had not 
mastered. As a consequence, his best friends were those 
by whom the man himself would be willing to be judged. 
They were the most honored, the most worthy, the most 
learned of his medical brethren. 

Dr. Andrews was a Christian and a gentleman, modest 
in his speech, cordial in his manner, stainless in his life. 
Never was a man more generous and helpful to his younger 
brethren struggling along the path where he had won suc- 
cess and honor. He was exceedingly happy in his domestic 
life, and a model husband and father. He first married 
April 13th, 1852, Miss Eliza Taylor, who died June 6th, 
1875, and by whom he had the three sons who survive him : 
Dr. E. Wyllys Andrews and Dr. Frank T. Andrews, who 
have attained success in their father's profession, and Mr. 
Edmund T. Andrews, who is an electrical engineer. On 
April 25th, 1877, Dr. Andrews married his second wife, 
Mrs. Frances M. Barrett, who survives him. 

Dr. Andrews was an ex-President and member of the 
Illinois State Medical Society, a member of the American 
Medical Association, a Consulting and Attending Surgeon to 
several of the hospitals of Chicago, and a member of and 
contributor to the Chicago Literary Club. He was elected 
a First Class, Original, member of this Commandery No- 
vember 10th, 1887. He died in Chicago on the 22nd of 
January, 1904. 

Dr. Andrews was warmly attached to this Order and 


took deep interest in its meetings and proceedings. The 
songs of the War, especially, appealed strongly to his warm 
and sympathetic nature. 

To his widow and children we tender our profound and 
respectful sympathy. 




Second Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, 
February 20, 1904. 

T>EV. WILLIAM T. MELOY, D. D., was born in 
-l^- Washington County, Pennsylvania, October 4th, 1838. 
He died February 20th, 1904, at his home, 36 Buena Ter- 
race, Chicago, after an increasing illness of kidney and 
heart trouble for the past two years. Surrounded by his 
devoted wife, Mary B., and six children John Y., Dr. 
W. W., Robert B., Harry B. and Charles C., of Chicago, 
and Mrs. Rev. J. B. Rankin, of Denver the Doctor passed 
peacefully to his reward and that better life that never ends. 
He graduated from Washington and Jefferson College 
in the Class of 1860, and the Allegheny Theological Semin- 
ary in 1863. He enlisted in the One Hundred and Twenty- 


second Regiment Ohio Volunteers, was commissioned Lieu- 
tenant, and served with distinction at Mine Run, Winchester 
and other important battles. 

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 4th, 1903, his Insignia number being 13,987. 

The Doctor's pastorate was continuous, covering a period 
of thirty-seven years. The first thirteen were with the 
United Presbyterian Church at Cadiz, Ohio; the remaining 
twenty-four years he was Pastor of the First United Pres- 
byterian Church of Chicago, during which time it grew 
from a small mission to one of our largest churches, and 
through his influence, energy and ability eight other churches 
of his denomination had been added ; and not until ill health 
compelled, about two years ago, did he wane in his constant 
work in church or state. 

He was an active and enthusiastic member of the ex- 
ecutive committee of the Citizens' League for the Suppres- 
sion of the Sale of Liquor to Minors and Drunkards. He 
showed marked ability in his zealous care of the Sabbath 
in his successful efforts in preventing a large Sunday parade 
of our Chicago postal carriers and employees which a 
former postmaster had arranged. 

He was a strong and forcible speaker, carrying confi- 
dence and conviction. He was kind, tender-hearted, liberal 
and full of charity ; to know him was to love him. 

Dr. Meloy was noted in his denomination as a success- 
ful writer and lecturer as well as a preacher, having writ- 
ten a number of books, which include "Lucile Vernon," 
"Wanderings in Europe" and "Songs of the Ages." 

To his widow and children we tender our respectful 
and warmest sympathy. ISRAEL P. RUMSEY, 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago March 17, 1904. 

at Chicago March 17th, 1904, was born at Hubbarton, 
Vermont, December 18th, 1831. His ancestral home was 
situated close by the battle ground whereon Vermont and 
New Hampshire volunteers defeated a British force of 
Burgoyne's army during the Revolutionary War. A gradu- 
ate of Middlebury College, and institution of learning lo- 
cated near the waters of Lake Champlain, and but a short 
dis.tance from the place of his birth, he studied law, came to 
Chicago in 1859 and entered upon its practice. Upon the 
breaking out of the War of the Rebellion, he was, upon the 
recommendation of Senator Solomon Foote of Vermont, 
appointed to an important position in the War Department. 



In this position he was brought into intimate relations with 
the great War Secretary Stanton, and was much trusted by 
him and by the many prominent officials of the government 
he then came to know, including President Lincoln, whom he 
often met. Desiring to see active service in the field, upon 
the recommendations of Secretary Stanton he entered the 
military service of the United States January 13th, 1863, 
as First Lieutenant and Adjutant of the Eighth Tennessee 
Infantry, United States Volunteers. For a time he was sta- 
tioned with his regiment at Camp 'Nelson, Kentucky, serv- 
ing as Post Adjutant until the invasion of East Tennessee 
by General Burnside in August, 1863 ; being then assigned 
to duty as Acting Assistant Adjutant General on the starl 
of General Carter, he continued in such duty until the ar- 
rival of General Burnside's command at Knoxville, Ten- 
nessee, participating in the siege and defense of that city, 
shortly after which he was made Provost Marshal General 
of East Tennessee while serving as Assistant Adjutant Gen- 
eral upon the staff of General Burnside. In January, ]865, 
the command to which he was assigned joined the 23rd 
Army Corps in North Carolina. Captain Thomas served 
with this corps in the campaign from Newburn to Raleigh, 
North Carolina. 

The war over, Captain Thomas was at his request mus- 
tered out of the service of the United States May 20th, 1865. 
During the course of the war Captain Thomas had become 
well known to the Rev. Wm. G. Brownlow, familiarly known 
as "Parson Brownlow," of East Tennessee. When the 
"Parson" was, upon the recurrence of peace, elected Gov- 
ernor of the State, he desired to have Captain Thomas re- 
main with, and act for him as his private secretary, and to 
that end made him Brigadier and Quartermaster General 
of the State Militia. Captain, now General Thomas, was 
not only a well educated man, but a fluent speaker and a 
ready writer, accustomed to business and orderly methods. 


An active, independent, courageous man like Brownlovv, in 
the habit of speaking quickly and acting impulsively, was 
much more familiar with the free utterance of the pulpit 
and hustings than the deliberation of a cabinet ; he had little 
taste for the examination of details and less grace in re- 
sponse to requests from people whom he distrusted; while 
his antipathies were strong his affections were abundant. 
To such a man General Thomas was invaluable. 

The inevitable came to Tennessee as it comes every- 
where. The majority of the wealth, intelligence and or- 
ganized business industry of Tennessee had been in sympa- 
thy with the Rebellion. The control of the State govern- 
ment, which by the fortunes of war had passed out of its 
hands, soon reverted to the possession of those who had for 
many years administered its affairs. General Thomas with 
many other valiant soldiers who had thought to make their 
homes amid the beautiful mountains, the fertile plains and 
the clear running rivers of Tennessee, found the surround- 
ings, which man had carried there, uncongenial, and he with 
other Union soldiers in 1867 came to Chicago, where he 
lived to the time of his death. 

During this period he a number of times represented 
the people of Illinois in the House of Representatives, of 
which body he was at one time Speaker, serving in that of- 
fice during the sessions of 1880 and 1881. Irt the year 1888 
he was elected to and served in the State Senate. He was 
for a time private secretary of the Postmaster of Chicago. 
In 1898 he was by President McKinley appointed United 
States Appraiser of Merchandise at the Pont of Chicago, 
which place he filled until 1904. To this, as to all which in 
the course of his long life he was called to do, he brought 
the highest degree of intelligence, the most faithful and 
careful attention. He was at all times familiar with every- 
thing done in his office of Appraiser; and while he had no 
control over the appointment of his assistants, he neverthe- 


less saw to it that the work was done in so systematic, or- 
derly and business-like a manner that his administration 
was frequently mentioned by general inspectors and others 
as superior in every respect. Without doubt such it was. 

The world will not long remember him or any of us 
to die and be forgot is the common lot. To have served 
his country, mankind, nobly and well was his and our 
privilege. Duty came to him not as a task, but as an oppor- 
tunity which he gladly embraced. Wherever and whenever 
men shall look for examples of heroic courage, devoted 
patriotism and unswerving fidelity, they will turn to the 
story of those who fought for liberty and union in the 
great Civil War in which he bore so honorable a part. 

Our locks are thin and our hair is gray : 

Soldiers all, 

Blithely we carried knapsack and gun : 

Forty years ago. 

Burdens we bear with as brave a heart, 

As we bore them forty years ago. 

Steady, steady and strong 
In the days of the war 
We marched along. 

Steady, steady and strong, 

For forty years 

We've been marching on. 

Steady, steady and strong, 
To the end ; to the end, 
As our comrade has gone, 
We shall go. 




Hereditary Companion of the First Class. Died at St. Louis, 
Missouri, March 27, 1904. 

ROBERT STEVENS TUNICA, late a Companion of 
the First Class by Inheritance of the Military Order 
of the Loyal Legion, was born at St. Louis, Missouri, on 
July 10th, 1866, and died at St. Louis on the 27th day of 
March, 1904, of pneumonia, at the residence of his step- 
father, Governor Charles P. Johnson. 

Companion Tunica derived his eligibility to membership 
from his father, the late Francis Tunica, an educated en- 
gineer and architect of German birth, who became a natural- 
ized citizen of the United States soon after the German 
revolution of 1848. Francis Tunica was on terms of close 



friendship with Carl Schurz, Franz Siegel, Frederick 
Hecker and other German Americans who won distinction 
and high rank in the Army of the Union. 

Francis Tunica was mustered into the United States 
Volunteers as First Lieutenant of the "Engineer Regiment 
of the West," on September 6th, 18G2. His service was 
on the staff, and during the Vicksburg campaign he was 
attached as engineer to the headquarters of Gen. P. J. Oster- 
haus, commanding Ninth Division, Thirteenth Army Corps. 
He was mustered out at St. Louis December 4th, 1864. 

Our late Companion was educated in the Grammar and 
High Schools of his native city. 

After finishing his course in the St. Louis High School, 
he studied law in the office of Hon. Charles P. Johnson, and 
was admitted to the bar, but did not take up the practice 
as a profession. 

The bent of his mind early turned to commercial enter- 
prise, and he readily became an expert accountant and gave 
his time and energies to that line of work, and to business 
affairs incident to it. He was employed successively by the 
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway, Armour & Com- 
pany, Norton & Worthington and Woodbury & Co., of the 
Chicago Board of Trade. 

With all these well known employers he won high praise 
for his capability, fidelity and skill. He had also the unhesi- 
tating respect of a large circle of active business men, who 
knew him through many transactions, where he displayed all 
those qualities and accomplishments which command atten- 
tion and admiration. 

Companion Tunica was married May 7th, 1888, to Miss 
Annie Long, daughter of Judge Long, Omaha, Nebraska. 

There survive him his widow, and three children, Annie 
and Lutie, daughters, and Robert Stevens Tunica, Jr., a 


Companion Tunica was a companionable, kind hearted, 
generous and lovable man, with a heart full of love and 
faith for all that is true and good in life. 

To his bereaved family we tender our sincere sympathy 
in the irreparable loss which has come to them. 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at St. Louis, Missouri, 
March 22, 1904. 

EUGENE GARY was born at Boston, Erie County, 
New York, February 20th, 1835, of a purely Ameri- 
can ancestry, of which our Colonial and Revolutionary his- 
tory contains the honorable record. He received his early 
training in one of those typical American homes of the 
earlier half of the nineteenth century, from which has come 
so large a share of our best citizenship, a home of Spartan 
simplicity, where industry, thrift, piety and patriotism were 
inculcated by precept and example. 

With slender means and even more slender opportunity 
he fitted himself for a teacher, and then, self-supporting, 
applied himself to the study of the law. He was admitted 



to the bar at the early age of twenty-one years and at once 
started for the great undeveloped West. Very soon after 
we find him occupying the position of City Attorney at 
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and within a twelvemonth he was 
called to the still more responsible position of County Judge. 
From this early recognition of his exceptional qualities it is 
evident that the boy gave promise of the man. Four years 
later, at the outbreak of the Rebellion, he abandoned the 
brilliant prospects held out to him by civil life and enlisted. 
He was commissioned Second Lieutenant of Company H, 
First Wisconsin Cavalry, U. S. V., September 20th, 1861, 
and on October 8th of the same year was promoted to the 
Captaincy of the same company. He participated in ail 
of the campaigns of the Army of the Cumberland to Octo- 
ber 18th, 1863, and was in the battles of Perryville, Stone 
River and Chickamauga. In recognition of his legal abili- 
ties, he was called to serve as Judge Advocate upon the 
staff of the commanding general of the First Division, which 
position he continued to fill up to the time of his honor- 
able discharge, October 29th, 1864. At the close of the 
war, he made his home in Tennessee, where he served in 
the State Senate and afterwards as Circuit Judge of the 
First Judicial District. 

In 1871 he came to Chicago to assume the managership 
of the Imperial Insurance Company, and two years later 
became manager of the Western Department of the German 
American Insurance Company of New York, which posi- 
tion he continued to hold with signal ability and success up 
to the time of his death. 

In 1883 he was the Republican nominee for the Mayor- 
alty of this city. He was honored with the presidency of 
the Commercial and Union League Clubs and of the West- 
ern Union of Fire Insurance Managers. During the years 
1890-91-92 he served successively as our Junior and Senior 
Vice-Commander and Commander, and, at the time of his 


death, was a member of the Commandery in Chief of the 
Loyal Legion. 

Judge Gary was a gifted man both in person and mind, 
but like the wise servant, he had increased his gifts by study, 
observation and broad sympathies. His pleasing and mag- 
netic personality won him friends without effort, but he 
retained his friends because he deserved them. His life 
was shaped by the noble sentiment "I am a man, I cannot 
be indifferent to anything that concerns mankind." His 
pathway was strewn with unobtrusive benefactions. He 
was a helper of the helpless and a friend of the friendless. 
"He poured himself into the world about him." In any 
sphere of activity he would have passed to the front rank, 
but above other qualities he possessed, in an eminent de- 
gree, the power of self-expression and, but for his natural 
diffidence, would have acquired fame as an orator. His 
acute reasoning powers made him a formidable opponent 
in discussion and thrice armed was the cause which had 
him as an advocate. He marshalled the exhaustless re- 
sources of his well-stored mind with the poise of a skill- 
ful general in wielding his battalions. Wit, humor, sar- 
casm, pathos and imagination were at his command, and 
to hear him at his best was a thing to be remembered. It 
was but natural that his associates should always be proud 
to have him as their spokesman. At a banquet tendered 
by the management of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition 
to the leading fire underwriters of the country on the even- 
ing of March 22nd, Judge Gary had just resumed his seat 
after a speech, memorable for its impressive eloquence, 
when he was seen to droop in his chair and before he could 
be reached he was beyond human aid. 

He passed away instantly and without pain. While his 
sudden death was a profound shock to his friends, it came 
perhaps as he would have wished. He was saved the pain 


of partings and his memory is undimmed by recollections ot 
suffering and decay. 

Our city has lost a useful and distinguished citizen. His 
profession has lost one to whom, in a greater degree, per- 
haps, than to any one of his generation, it is indebted for 
valuable services, and this Commandery has lost a beloved 
Companion on whom it has conferred its highest honors. 

We reverently lay this feeble tribute of words upon his 
bier, and, as fellow mourners, tender our profoundest sym- 
pathies to his family. 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at North Tonawanda, Neiv 
York, April I, 1904. 

in London, Ontario, in 1840. His parents moved to 
Buffalo, New York, when he was a child. He died at North 
Tonawanda, New York, at the home of his sister, Mrs. 
F. M. Acker, April 1st, 1904. In addition to his sister, Mrs. 
Acker, Captain Gale is survived by a brother, Henry D. 
Gale of Buffalo, New York. The funeral services were 
conducted at Fort Wayne, Indiana, April 4th, 1904, by the 
Masonic Fraternity. 

Captain Gale was married to Miss Gable of Fort Wayne, 



Indiana, who died in 1900. He was a faithful member of 
the Episcopal Church, and a 32d degree Mason. His war 
services began with his enlistment as a private in Company 
G of the Thirty-third New York Volunteer Infantry, May 
22nd, 1861. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant of 
Company B of the same regiment, May 20th, 1862, and to 
First Lieutenant, October 15th, 1862; promoted to Captain 
of Company G of the same regiment, December 27th, 1862, 
and was mustered out of the service June 2, 1863 ; war 
service with the Army of the Potomac. Captain Gale was 
severely wounded at the Battle of Yorktown and was in 
the battles and skirmishes of the Peninsular Campaign un- 
der General McClellan. His regiment was in the rear of 
the Federal Army during the entire Seven Days Retreat to 
the James River. His promotions were granted him for 
bravery and meritorious services. He was elected an Orig- 
inal Companion of the First Class of the Military Order 
of the Loyal Legion of the United States through the Com- 
mandery of the State of Illinois, May 10th, 1894, Insignia 
No. 10,578. 

After his discharge from the army, Captain Gale was 
employed by the United States Express Company in the 
responsible position of Auditor. He subsequently held the 
position of Chief Clerk and Deputy Superintendent of the 
Chicago House of Correction for eighteen years. In 1892 
he was appointed Chief Clerk of the Illinois State Reform- 
atory at Pontiac, Illinois, under Companion Major Robert 
W. McClaughry, General Superintendent. By permission 
of his brother-in-law, Charles E. Felton, we 'quote a portion 
of a letter written by Major McClaughry at the time of the 
death of Captain Gale : "His was one of the best rounded 
lives that it has ever been my privilege to know, and to asso- 
ciate with him was to be lifted up into the same atmosphere 
of clearness, purity and faith in which he moved and lived. 


A brave soldier in his country's cause when the issue of arms 
was upon us, he was no less brave and faithful in his duties 
as a citizen, and no .more loyal man ever served the State." 




Brevet Colonel United States Volunteers. Died at Batavia, Illinois, 
April 28, 1904. 

AiAIN are we called upon to note the transfer of a Com- 
panion from this field of labor and strife to the eternal 
bivouac of rest and peace. Companion Edgar Denman 
Swain has heard his last tattoo on this terrestrial sphere 
and responded to his first reveille roll-call in the sweet 
beyond, on April 28, 1904. 

He was born at Westford, Vermont, on August 14, 1836, 
the son of Dr. Marcus Swain and Charlotte Woodbury 
Swain. In common with the boys of his generation, he 
received such education only as the common schools 
afforded, supplemented by a brief term of academical train- 



When seventeen years of age he went to Worcester, 
Massachusetts, working for a time in a machine shop in 
that city and in the neighboring town of Oakham. About 
this time he decided to adopt the study of dentistry as the 
preparation for his life's work, and in the spring of 1855 he 
entered the office of Dr. Carpenter at Saratoga, New York. 
Here he remained until 1857, when he removed to Oshkosh, 
Wisconsin, and entered on the practice of his profession. A 
year later he removed to Aurora, Illinois, where he became 
associated, until 1859, with Dr. O. Willson in the practice 
of dentistry. During this year he removed to Batavia, 
Illinois, and here, in the beautiful valley of the Fox, he laid 
the foundation for a subsequent social and professional life. 
He established himself in the dental practice in this town, 
which he always regarded throughout life as his real home. 
Friendships which endured during his entire life were 
formed while living here, and a strange combination of cir- 
cumstances, after many years of absence, shaped his return 
to this locality, which became his last home upon earth. 

In May, 1861, he accompanied Captain Parks' company 
as drummer from Aurora to Dixon, Illinois, where the 13th 
Illinois Infantry was being organized, but as he was not 
accepted he returned to Batavia, where in July following, 
having volunteered for three years with a number of young 
men of that town, he was chosen Captain of Company I of 
the 42nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry. This regiment was 
organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago, where it was mus- 
tered into the United States service on the 17th of Septem- 
ber, 1861. He was mustered out of service on January 12, 
1866, having in the meantime been commissioned as Major, 
Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel of the 42nd Illinois Volun- 
teer Infantry and as Brevet Colonel United States Volun- 
teers. This latter rank was bestowed upon him by Presi- 
dent Lincoln "for gallant and meritorious services during 
the war." 


His war service began in Southwest Missouri under 
Fremont, thence in General Pope's Island No. 10 and New 
Madrid campaign; from thence he served in the Army of 
the Mississippi in the Corinth campaign, in which he par- 
ticipated in 'the battle of Farmington and siege of Corinth, 
and with his company was the first to enter the town. The 
greater portion of his service afterwards was spent in the 
Army of the Cumberland, of which he was a most distin- 
guished officer. Most of the time he served in the Division 
of General Sheridan, whose friendship and confidence he 
enjoyed throughout the life of that distinguished soldier. 
He was a participant in the battles of Nashville and Stone 
River; in the Tullahoma Campaign and battle of Hoover's 
Gap; in the Chickamauga campaign and battles of Orchard 
Knob and Missionary Ridge ; in the campaign for the relief 
of Burnside at Knoxville, Tennessee; and the Atlanta, 
Georgia, campaign. In the latter campaign he participated 
in the engagements of Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Calhoun, 
Adairsville, Kingston and New Hope Church, where he was 
severely wounded. In 1865, he was assigned to the com- 
mand of the Second Brigade, Second Division, Fourth Army 
Corps. When trouble threatened along the Mexican border 
he with his command was ordered to Texas, where he con- 
tinued serving under General Sheridan until his final muster 

Few men now living enjoyed a more distinguished 
record for service well performed during the war, and few 
men were more distinguished than he in depositing and 
burying well-earned fame, reputation and glory gained in 
the great struggle of war, in a career of dutiful, unassum- 
ing, law abiding citizenship. Upon returning to Chicago in 
1866, he modestly laid aside all the distinction to which his 
army rank entitled him, and entered the office of Dr. George 
H. Gushing, then one of the most celebrated dentists of this 
city, as an assistant, where he remained until 1870, when he 


established himself in independent practice as a dentist. His 
leisure moments were devoted to histological and microscop- 
ical investigations. He became a diligent student and early 
associated himself with the best and most progressive men 
in the ranks of the profession. 

Honors and duties were rapidly bestowed upon him, 
and it may be said that from the day of his return to 
Chicago in 18(56 until the clay of his death in Batavia, 
Illinois, in 1904, there were few months that his genial 
counsel, his disinterested and generous labor, his well 
matured judgment and acquired scientific knowledge, were 
not constantly called upon by his confreres in this ever 
growing and progressive profession. He became the Presi- 
dent of the Chicago Dental Society in 1874 and of the 
Illinois State Dental Society in 1875. He was one of the 
founders, incorporators and instructors of the Chicago 
Dental College, and he contributed very largely to the 
development and growth of the Northwestern University 
Dental School, of which he was the Dean for nearly seven 
years. During all the years which were fully occupied with 
professional pursuits and practice, our Companion found 
time to devote to the associated effort of relieving the 
needy and destitute soldiers of the great war, and for teach- 
ing the younger generation practical patriotism in the 
National Guard. He was Commander of George H. 
Thomas Post of the G. A. R. ; Commander of the Depart- 
ment of Illinois of the Grand Army of the Republic, for two 
years, and Senior Vice-Commander in Chief of the Grand 
Army of the Republic of the United States. While Com- 
mander of the Department of Illinois he, with two or three 
others, Companions of this Commandery, joined the initia- 
tive and obtained legislation which resulted in the erection 
of the beautiful Soldiers' Home at Quincy, by the people of 

In 1876, he became Major of the First Regiment Illinois 


State Guards, which became the First Infantry, Illinois 
National Guard, by the Act of July 1st, 1877, which created 
a regularly organized and disciplined military force for the 
State. The riots of July of that year again proved his mettle 
and capacity for military command, both at Chicago and at 
Braidwood. A few months after this Colonel Swain was 
commissioned as the Colonel of this regiment, and he may 
be truly called the father of this splendid military organiza- 
tion, being the first Colonel to command it. The first efforts, 
in the history of this command, to ground it upon purely 
military foundation and to instill military discipline and 
methods, are due to him. The time from 1877 until 1881, 
during which he was its Colonel, the formative period of 
this organization, as a purely military body has left his in- 
effaceable imprint upon the regiment of to-day. 

Colonel Swain joined this Commandery on December 7, 
1881, bearing the insignia number 2184. He never sought 
preferment or held office in this Commandery. His ambi- 
tion was fully gratified in the enjoyment of the exchange of 
a genuine companionship. 

He was a member of the Society of the Army of the 
Cumberland in the meetings of which he took great in- 

Our Companion was married to Sarah J. C. Smith, 
daughter of Benjamin Smith and of Rachel Van Nortwick 
Smith, early settlers of Chicago, in 1868, who survives him. 
They had no children. In 1899 Dr. Swain, having suffered 
more or less as a result of his wounds and the rheumatism 
contracted in the service of his country, gavd up the practice 
of his profession and retired to Seneca Falls, New York, 
where he expected to pass the remainder of his days in 
quiet and comfort, but owing to the severe and lingering ill- 
ness of his wife, he was compelled to return to Batavia, 
Illinois, in order that Mrs. Swain might be near her friends 
and relatives. Here he resumed professional practice in a 


leisurely way when he was overtaken, without previous 
warning or admonition, by a stroke of apoplexy which car- 
ried him into unconsciousness over the borderland, into the 
home of eternal peace and rest, within a few hours. 

His interment took place in the cemetery at Batavia, his 
body being escorted to its final resting place by a large con- 
course of friends, including a number of the Companions of 
our Commandery, the George H. Thomas Post of the Grand 
Army of the Republic of Chicago, the Post from Aurora, 
the local Post from Batavia, and the veterans of the First 
Infantry I. N. G. 

His body was consigned "dust to dust, earth to earth," 
under the ritual of the Grand Army of the Republic, and a 
trumpeter of the First Infantry I. N. G. sounded taps, and 
thus his earthly light went out. 

We cannot refrain from saying, the world is better for 
having had him in it; the noble impulses of his grand 
character are bound to have their fruition. Generosity, 
patience, industry, justice, charity and loyalty were his 
attributes. He was a man full of courage and absolutely 
free from guile. 

To his invalid widow, his sisters and his brother we say, 
accept our sympathy in your loss and bereavement. This 
we can express with sincerity because we share it with you. 




Captain United States Volunteers (1898). Died at Springfield, 
Illinois, May 21, 1904. 

WE recall to memory one of our Companions of the First 
Class by Inheritance, who derived his eligibility to 
this Order from his father, the late Li^ut. -Colonel Green- 
berry Lafayette Fort, United States Volunteers, Chief 
Quartermaster 15th Army Corps, who, it may be well to 
note, was a member of Congress from Illinois for several 

Robert Boal Fort was born at Lacon, Marshall County, 
Illinois, April 25th, 18C7. 

His education was obtained at Clarkson Academy, 
Washington, D. C., Wyman Institute, and Exeter Academy, 
New Hampshire. 



His business was that of Farmer-Capitalist, he having 
large real estate holdings. 

He was never married. 

His military record was made as an active and energetic 
member of the First Cavalry, Illinois, United States Volun- 
teers, in the War with Spain in 1898. 

He was enrolled for duty at Lacon, Illinois, April 26th, 
1898, as Captain of Troop L, First Cavalry, Illinois, United 
States Volunteers. 

In pursuance of duty with his regiment at Camp 
Thomas, Chickamauga, Georgia, he contracted typhoid 
fever, with almost fatal result. 

He was mustered out with the regiment at the close of 
the war, October llth, 1898. 

His regimental commander, speaking of him, says : 
"Lt.-Col. Fort was a faithful and reliable officer, much be- 
loved by the officers and men of his command, prompt in 
the performance of every duty." 

He was unanimously elected Lieut. -Colonel of the First 
Cavalry, Illinois National Guard, February 9th, 1901, and 
served in this capacity until the time of his death. He was 
buried with military honors at Lacon. 

In this connection, "The National Guardsman" of May, 
1904, editorially says : 

"By the death of Colonel Fort the First Cavalry has lost 
a valuable officer and the Guard of this State a friend who 
always used his opportunities for the interest of the entire 
force. As a member of the Senate his influence and vote 
was always for those measures designed to benefit the 
citizen soldiery." 

He was a member of the Society of the Army of the 
Tennessee, by succession. 

In politics he acted with the Republican party. He was 
at one time Mayor of Lacon. He served in the Fortieth, 


Forty-first, Forty-second and Forty-third General Assem- 
blies, as State Senator. 

At the time of his death he was in Springfield, Illinois, 
conducting his campaign for the nomination for Lieutenant 
Governor before the Republican State Convention there 

He was taken sick, and was cared for at St. John's 
Hospital in that city, but grew steadily worse, and died 
there, at four o'clock a. m., Saturday, May 21st, 1904, of 

Senator Fort leaves surviving him, his mother, to whom 
he had been a good son. 

Lieutenant Charles T. Boal, U. S. V., of this Com- 
mandery, is his uncle. 

Of a frank, manly and generous disposition, it will be a 
pleasure to recall our absent Companion, Lieut. -Col. Fort, 
whom many of us knew personally and for years, as an hon- 
est, able man, a good neighbor and public-spirited citizen, a 
kindly gentleman, a soldier and a patriot. We record this 
slight sketch as a tribute to his memory, and express a most 
sincere sympathy for his surviving loved ones who mourn 
and love him. 




Hereditary Companion of the First Class. Died at Chicago June 

7, 1904- 

EDWARD BRUCE CHANDLER, late a Companion of 
this Commandery, died of pneumonia in Chicago, at his 
home No. 2512 Indiana Avenue, June 7, 1904. He was 
elected a Companion of the First Class by Inheritance of the 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, Novem- 
ber 7, 1901, his eligibility to membership being derived from 
his brother, William Chandler, Senior First Lieut., Battery 
E, First Illinois Light Artillery, U. S. V., who died at 
Cleveland, Ohio, October 11, 1865. Another brother, 
France Chandler, was elected to membership in the Order 
through the Commandery of the State of Missouri, Novem- 



ber 8, .181)0, and died at St. Louis, Missouri, August 21, 

Our late Companion was born at South Hartford, New 
York, January 30, 1838, of good colonial ancestry. One an- 
cestor was Governor Haines, first governor of Connecticut. 
Another, Thomas Lord, an exile from Massachusetts for 
religion's sake, was one of the first settlers of Hartford, 
Connecticut. The famous Charter Oak was on the estate ot 
one of the family. Two great grandfathers fought in the 
Revolutionary war; one of them, Captain Israel Harris, 
was with Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga. 

The Chandler family moved from New York to Romeo, 
Michigan, in 1845, where young Chandler was educated in 
the excellent schools of that town. At the age of sixteen he 
entered the University of Michigan, in the fall of 1854, 
graduating in the class of 1858. That institution had no 
more loyal son, he attending nearly every Commencement 
from his graduation while he lived. While in college, with- 
out his knowledge, and much to his regret, his father 
declined for him an appointment to West Point. 

In 1859 he entered the service of the Rock Island Rail- 
road to learn telegraphy, and served in that employ in the 
towns of Bureau Junction, Amboy, Peru, Springfield, and 
Rock Island, from where in 1865 he was appointed the first 
Superintendent of the Fire Alarm Service of Chicago, 
which post he held for eleven years, and was in charge at 
the time of the great fire in 1871. He resigned to become 
General Western Agent of the Gamewell Fire Alarm Tele- 
graph Company, and remained with it as long as he engaged 
in active business. The last three years of his life were 
spent in comfortable leisure. 

In 1872 he was married to Miss Emily Moseley, of 
Princeton, Illinois, a daughter of one of the founders of that 
town. Their two children survive them, George M. Chand- 
ler, of Chicago, a civil engineer, who served on the U. S. S. 


"Yosemite" in the Spanish-American war, and Alice, wife 
of Captain Oliver L. Spaulding, Jr., Artillery Corps, U. S. 

In 1862 Mr. Chandler was offered the Adjutancy of the 
Ninth Illinois Cavalry, but for reasons that were not pos- 
sible to overcome he was compelled to decline. He was the 
first Treasurer of the American Electrical Society; a mem- 
ber of the Chicago Chapter A. F. & A. M., Chevalier 
Bayard Commandery, the Mystic Shrine, and the Calumet 
Club. He was known by his college fraternity, Beta Theta 
Pi, as being one of its most devoted members. 

Edward Bruce Chandler was a modest, dignified gentle- 
man, of rugged honesty, his word was a bond at par. While 
he was forceful and strong of opinion, yet he left not an 
enemy in the world. No more generous heart ever beat in 
any man's breast. His devotion to his family and friends 
had no limit. During the years he lived he won the love of 
every one who knew him, and his memory will not grow 
dim in the sacred keeping of his friends. 






Companion of the Second Class. Died at Bale, Switzerland, 
July 30, 1904. 

DOUGLAS McENTEE was born at Albany, New York, 
March 24th, 1876, and came, with his parents to 
Chicago in the autumn of the same year. With the excep- 
tion of a few years' residence in Des Moines, Iowa, Chicago 
has been his home. 

His education was begun at the Grammar School of 
Racine College, continued at the Harvard University 
School, Chicago, and completed by private tutors and travel 
abroad. He was exceedingly fond of travel and devoted 
much of his time to it, and owing to his absence from the 
City, was not as well known to the members of the Com- 
mandery as his elder brother, Stuart McEntee, by whose 



death, in 1897, he became eligible to membership. His mem- 
bership in the Order dates from November 10, 1898, and 
was derived through his father, Col. Charles Stuart 
McEntee, who survives him. He was abroad at the time of 
his death, which occurred at Bale, Switzerland, July 30th, 
1904, coming as a sudden shock to his family. He leaves 
surviving him, a widow and two children, a son and a 

Douglas McEntee was a man of unusually attractive 
personality. A great charm of manner, a winning smile, and 
a sensitive enthusiastic temperament, made him a favorite 
among all his acquaintances. He had a rare gift of con- 
versation and a fund of anecdote and description, which his 
extensive travels gave him unusual opportunities to culti- 
vate. As a member of the Order he was always appreciative 
and intensely patriotic. The devotion which he felt for his 
brother was an indication of the fine fidelity of his character. 
It was the beautiful sentiment of loyalty to his brother's 
memory, which first brought him into our Order ; and his 
last dying request was that his remains might be placed be- 
side that brother, whom he loved with all the affection of a 
warm and generous nature. 

To his bereaved family this Commandery offers its sin- 
cere sympathy, and mourns with the parents who have 
buried both their sons, their only children, in those two 
graves, side by side. They can truly say, "Great hopes lie 
buried here." 




Brevet Brigadier General United States Volunteers, 
cago August 20, 1904. 

Died at Chi- 

member of this Commandery, departed this life at his 
residence, 161 Ashland Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois, at seven 
o'clock and ten minutes on the morning of August 20th, 
1904, after a long and painful illness. 

Companion Fitzsimons was born in the' City of New 
York on December 26th, 1834, where he lived until he was 
fourteen years of age, when his father removed to the City 
of Rochester in that State, taking with him his wife and 
daughter and two sons, of whom Charles was the elder. 

Up to the time of his removal to Rochester he received 
such instruction as was afforded by the public schools in 



New York City, and at Rochester he continued as a student 
in the common and high schools of that city. In addition he 
had the advantage of special instruction from a tutor of 
high repute named McConnell. Such special instruction was 
directed along the lines designed to fit our deceased Com- 
panion for the career of a civil engineer. Later on he was 
trained in the branches of higher mathematics in a select 
class conducted and taught by Professor William D. Allis, a 
man of high character as a teacher of that science. 

Having completed this course of studies Fitzsimons im- 
mediately sought work as a means of livelihood, and to that 
end entered the employment of C. G. Morgan, a sculptor 
located in Rochester, where he pursued the art of carving 
and modeling works of art for two years, when he suc- 
ceeded to the business, which he carried on until the outbreak 
of the Civil War. That event changed the whole course of 
his career. 

Early in life and while yet a boy, our Companion had 
taken an active and engrossing interest in military affairs, 
and in his twentieth year became a member of the 54th 
Regiment of the New York Militia, in which regiment he 
was promoted to a Lieutenancy. After creditable service 
in this organization he resigned his commission and joined 
the Rochester City Dragoons, in which he retained his mem- 
bership until the assault upon Fort Sumter. 

Charles Fitzsimons was endowed with a loyal and 
courageous heart, and the two-fold purpose of preserving 
the Union and resenting the insult upon the flag of his coun- 
try induced him to abandon his business, his home, his 
family and friends, and give his services to the Army of the 
Union. He at once organized what was afterwards known 
as Company "A," 3rd Regiment of New York Volunteer 
Cavalry, of which Company he was elected and commis- 
sioned Captain. He arrived with his command at Washing- 
ton on the day of the first battle of Bull Run, and witnessed 


the fugitive soldiers of the Union Army from that battle- 
field as they rushed without order and in broken ranks back 
to the Capital. 

As Captain of his troop he served with high credit in the 
Shenandoah Valley until the month of April, 1862. During 
this period of his services he was engaged with his regiment 
in the battles of Ball's Bluff and Harper's Ferry, and it was 
a detachment of his troop that escorted the remains of Gen- 
eral E. D. Baker from Ball's Bluff to the Capital. 

His regiment was, in April, 1862, transferred to the com- 
mand of General Burnside, at Newburn, North Carolina. 
On May loth, 1862, Fitzsimons was promoted to the rank 
of Major and while on active picket service on June loth, 
1862, at Trenton, North Carolina, was badly wounded and 
was confined to a military hospital for many months. While 
he was yet unable to return to active service he resigned his 
commission in the 3rd New York Cavalry in June, 1863, and 
was, soon after the acceptance of his resignation, commis- 
sioned Lieutenant Colonel of the 21st New York Cavalry, a 
regiment which he materially assisted in organizing. This 
regiment went at once to the Army of the Potomac, being 
assigned to the immediate command of General Hunter, 
covering the field of West Virginia and the Shenandoah. 

At the battle of Ashby's Gap, on August 18th, 1864, 
while in command of his regiment, he was again seriously 
wounded and while convalescing from this last wound he 
was placed in command of Remount Camp at Pleasant 
Valley, Maryland, where he served for several months, 
when he again joined his regiment and continued with it 
until the close of the war. 

In the autumn of 1865, the 21st was ordered to duty 
against the warring Indians in the far West, with head- 
quarters at Denver, Colorado. From October, 1865, until 
June, 1866, it was almost constantly engaged in warfare 
with the turbulent Indian tribes of that region, and while on 


this service our Companion was brevetted Brigadier-General 
of Volunteers, to date from March 16th, 1865. 

On June 26th, 1866, our Companion's regiment was mus- 
tered out at Denver, Colorado, when he returned to his old 
home at Rochester, New York, but did not resume active 
business at that place. 

In the winter of 1866 he removed to Chicago and took 
up the business of general contractor, which was continued 
under the title of the Fitzsimons & Connell Co., and in 
which our Companion was the controlling figure until the 
day of his death. 

General Fitzsimons was widely known throughout the 
country as a high class contractor for construction of public 
works, especially relating to water-ways, tunnels, canals and 
break-waters. His business was conducted successfully, and 
always upon the high plane of honor in the matter of per- 
forming creditably and well any undertaking on the part of 
his corporation. 

The General had a large circle of warm personal friends 
in the social world, and possessed every element of fascinat- 
ing companionship. He was a man who had read widely 
and comprehensively, and his knowledge of literature was 
unusual in one not devoted exclusively to that field. 

His interest in military affairs continued until the very 
last, and this abiding interest took practical form when he 
was elected Colonel of the 1st Infantry, Illinois National 
Guard, on February 20th, 1882, and in November of that 
year was appointed Brigadier-General by Governor Cullom 
and placed in command of the 1st Brigade of the National 
Guard with headquarters in Chicago. He continued to dis- 
charge the duties of that position faithfully and well until 
the spring of 1893. During the term of Governor Altgeldt's 
administration the 1st Brigade was commanded by another, 
but General Fitzsimons, without request, was again ap- 
pointed Brigadier General of the National Guard by 


Governor Tanner early in the year 1898, and was assigned 
to the command of his old Brigade with headquarters in 
this city. 

It is probably safe to say that no officer connected with 
the National Guard establishment of this State did more to 
secure its welfare and promote its discipline than did our 
Companion, and when he resigned his commission in April, 
1902, it was with the best wishes and highest regard of 
every member of the National Guard of this State. 

At the outbreak of the war with Spain, General Fitz- 
simons, still strong and active in the affairs of life, offered 
his services to the military arm of the Government, and was 
appointed and confirmed Brigadier General on the 26th of 
June, 1898, but failing to secure an assignment for active 
service in the field, and regarding the war as practically at 
an end after the fall of Santiago on July 1st of that year, 
declined the appointment and was not mustered. 

General Fitzsimons was married to Miss Augusta R. 
Riley, a most accomplished lady of Rochester, New York, 
on March 16th, 1858. She is a daughter of Justin Riley, 
and niece of General A. W. Riley of Rochester, was distin- 
guished as an advocate of Temperance, and also as the hon- 
ored associate of Garrett Smith, Wendell Phillips and Lloyd 
Garrison in the anti-slavery movement preceding the Civil 

Mrs. Fitzsimons spent much of the time with her hus- 
band during his services in the army, becoming indeed a 
ministering angel while he suffered from wounds and dis- 
ease. She still survives. .- 

It was a benediction to know such a man, an honor to 
enjoy his friendship and to have felt the touch of his kindly 

However highly we may appreciate and honor the public 
career of any man, there is still another side of his life 
which always commands our supreme attention. 


No matter how interesting the story of any man's 
achievements in life, whether they are won in business, 
political or military affairs, it is the social side of his 
character, and an impressive personal entity, which are 
highest and most fascinating. 

To be admitted without reserve to his fireside, to receive 
the hearty welcome of his wife, to make acquaintance with 
the friends who ornament his home, to enjoy the hospitali- 
ties and companionship of his open heart, and if most 
sacred and intimate privilege of all we are permitted to 
enter his sick room, when on the daytime of life the night is 
falling this is to know and appreciate the man, as years of 
daily meeting outside his castle gates would not reveal him. 
By these gracious favors do we hold in our hands the key to 
his innermost being. 

There is an ever deepening sincerity in the atmosphere 
of the sick chamber, that is intensely real. 

When we lie clown upon the couch of pain we disrobe in 
more senses than one. Artificialities and disguises drop 
away ; masks are displaced, and under the hard friction that 
comes through the mystery of suffering, the true grain of 
character is disclosed. "Men do not sham convulsions nor 
simulate a throe." 

Disease makes sad havoc with dignity, and often leaves 
its fine mantle with frayed and tattered edges. Patience and 
courtesy are seldom able to withstand the exactions of pain 
whose distressing impress is often most quickly observed in 
the forms of those who in health are most self reliant. 

The soldier who has faced death fearlessly on many a 
battle field becomes hysterical at the prick of the surgeon's 
needle, and shudders as he watches the messenger of death 
approaching in the distance. 

During the many months of pain when General Fitz- 
simons looked into the face of Death, not only as inevitable 
but nearby, all the characteristics which made him a distin- 


guished personality among his fellows were brought into 
bold relief, and many finer lines were clearly visible on the 
canvas, during these final sittings while the Master's Hand 
was finishing his portrait. 

Courtesy was one of the distinctive charms of our Com- 
panion as he walked among us. What one of us, who had 
the pleasure of his friendship, does not recall the grateful 
smile, the merry twinkle of his eyes which made his greeting 
seem like a real gift, or forget the touching grace with which 
his soldierly bearing bent to the inner command. 

All those about him during his illness, especially his 
nurses and the domestics of his household, bear grateful 
testimony to his consideration for them, his sympathy for 
their weary watches, his pathetic submission to new experi- 
ments, even when utter weakness made him long for the 
sleep that knows no waking; and while his words of grati- 
tude were often interrupted by a moan too feebly expressed 
at times to be heard, these words were never omitted. Some- 
times under the persistent agony of pain, or when the wrack 
grew unendurable to his tortured nerves, his sufferings drew 
from his patient lips a fervent protest, but the sweet spirit of 
gentleness pervaded his whole being, and he bore with 
patience and soldierly heroism many paroxysms which were 
excruciating in their severity. He was always deferential to 
and regardful of the rights and feelings of those in his em- 
ploy. One of the men in a confidential capacity in the 
General's office remarked of him in a voice husky with 
emotion, "Why, I have seen the General searching in his 
desk for a rubber band or a string, and when I found and 
handed him the article, he would thank me with as much 
courtesy as if I were King Edward and had gone out of my 
way to do him a service." 

Our Companion was pre-eminently a high-minded man. 
He had no excuse for immorality of any kind, and dep- 
recated without limit the telling of salacious stories as 



unworthy of the character of a gentleman, and never related 
one himself. 

General Fitzsimons had a genius for friendship. No 
one could doubt this who followed the history of his illness, 
or was cognizant of the daily attentions and expressions of 
affection which marked it from the beginning to the end. 
Strong men went again and again with unwearied fidelity 
to his sick chamber to proffer loving service, to suggest 
remedies and to make plans for saving the life of one who 
was so dear to them all. Many of these warm and faithful 
friends left his bed-side with broken spirit, and were not 
ashamed of the tears which his pathetic struggle called 

Our Companion loved life and fought manfully for its 
preservation. Such a struggle appeals warmly to the sym- 
pathy of every heart. It is most probable that he had little 
ground from the first to expect that he would conquer, but 
his loving and unselfish consideration for his wife upon 
whom the year of anxiety and anguish had told so heavily, 
the desolation that he knew would be hers when he should 
be no longer at her side to fight the battles of life to which 
her frail strength was so unequal, sealed his lips to anything 
but hopeful expressions. Once or twice when her dreary 
future was in his mind, the moaning cry, "I wish I could 
take you with me" was wrung from his lips. The heart 
which had been so courageous in life was yet so tender and 
loving that it was broken for her. Once at the very last he 
spoke his wife's name, and summed up his absolute sur- 
render in these pathetic words, whispered almost inaudibly 
in her ear, "I didn't win, did I?" 

Even when lying helpless and suffering among the pil- 
lows he was a strikingly dignified and soldierly figure. His 
long, slim hands, which from the first were a central point of 
excruciating pain and almost entirely useless, were fulf of 
character and eloquent of the power that entered into his 


life's work. His clear and kindly eyes told still the story oi 
the problems which one by one he had wrought out so mas- 
terfully. The noble brow revealed a brain of unusual fer- 
tility and of commanding strength in its intellectual grasp. 

Our Companion was modest almost to diffidence in his 
self appraisal, and hence the praise and admiration of his 
friends helped, but did not hinder, his best development. 
"His personality fascinated me, and his companionship was 
most winning," said one distinguished man of Chicago, who 
had been his life-long friend. 

Young men found a special charm in his presence, and 
his influence over them was always wholesome. One little 
illustration of the General's consideration for others and as 
exhibiting an exquisite sense of courtesy, and we leave with 
reluctance this imperfect sketch of his generous personality : 

A few days before the end, one who loved him men- 
tioned the name of a friend, and asked if he would like to 
send for him. There was just a hint of wistfulness in his 
eyes, but his face had something of a touch of hauteur in it, 
as if the ashes of his vanquished spirit had been kindled into 
flame for a moment before going out forever, as he said : 
"No, I think not. I can't say that I regard it is an expres- 
sion of the finest courtesy to invite your friend to participate 
in a death-bed scene." 

The Rev. Dr. Gunsaulus, his pastor, visited him a few 
days before the great silence fell upon that sick room, and 
after a brief conversation with the General, and after offer- 
ing a prayer, said, as he departed from the house, "I have 
never seen anything more beautiful, more grand and 
dignified than the scene I have just witnessed." Yet it was 
not in the words uttered ; they were few and simple. It was 
the power and majesty of the human personality clinging 
still to the wasted figure of the prostrate soldier, fallen but 
not vanquished, mighty in his weakness, superb in his calm 
acquiescence in the supreme moment. To the very last his 


gentle dignity wrapped him like a mantle, and its seal was 
upon him when the silence fell like a pitying hand upon that 
form from which the presence of pain had forever passed. 
Our Companion was a man of sincere religious convic- 
tions ; and while his religious philosophy took the form of 
liberal Galvanism, he was always generously considerate of 
those who held a different faith. 

To his widow and kindred we express our sincere sym- 
pathy, and invoke for them the gracious favor of the Loving 
Father of us all. 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 
August 28, 1904. 

CHARLES AKE SMITH was born in Stockholm, 
Sweden, January 31st, 1829. He came of a distin- 
guished military family, his father and nine uncles being 
officers in the Swedish Army. His father died during his 
early boyhood and, with the consent of his cousin and 
guardian, he came to the United States when fifteen years 
of age to seek his fortune. In 1849 he went to California in 
the Baltimore clipper Greyhound, arriving at San Francisco 
July 3rd, and engaged in freighting and general merchandise 
business. This proved successful, but his mining ventures 
were less so and like many others, he made and lost money 
during those early days in California. 



At the outbreak of the war the tide had turned, and he 
was in a fair way to achieve a fortune, but his adopted 
country had need of him and abandoning all his civil inter- 
ests, he organized a company and on October 18th, 1861, was 
mustered into the United States service as Captain of Co. B. 
Fifth California Infantry, U. S. V. His war service was in 
the Department of New Mexico, his company being a part 
of the command which made the toilsome march through 
the Colorado desert and invaded Texas. After more than 
three years arduous service he was mustered out with his 
company December 14th, 1864. 

After the war was over he went to Memphis, Tenn., and 
for a short time engaged in manufacturing business, but 
soon turned his attention to railway building and until late 
in the '80s, was one of the best known railroad contractors 
in the West. From 1888 to 1898 he devoted most of his 
time to canal construction, his last work of this kind being 
done on the Mississippi River below Memphis. In 1899 he 
retired from business and removed to Milwaukee, Wiscon- 

He was elected a Companion of the First Class, Original, 
of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United 
States, through the Commandery of the State of Pennsyl- 
vania, May 1, 1867, his insignia number being 414, was 
transferred to the Commandery of the State of Tennessee, 
August 29, 1867, as charter member; was elected its re- 
corder, and as such, became a member of the Commandery 
in Chief of this Order. He was transferred to the Com- 
mandery of the State of New York, October 1, 1868, and 
to the Commandery of the State of Illinois, November 7th, 

He was married October 10, 1867, to Miss Frances L. 
Hoyt, of Augusta, Maine, who, with their three sons, Oke 
B., F. Carleton and Clinton H., survive him. 


August 26, 1904, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he entered 
into rest "full of years and honor." His life was one of 
earnest and thorough purpose and performance and we, his 
Companions for more than twenty years, loved and re- 
spected him for his uprightness, keen sense of honor and 
purity of character. He was an ideal husband and father 
and faithful to all the obligations of life a truly loyal 
friend, brave, loving and tender, a courteous gentleman. 

We tender the sympathies of the Commandery to his 
family and, while mourning his loss with them, rejoice in 
the thought that "He fought a good fight ; he kept the faith," 
and has gone to a sure reward. 




Brigadier General United States Volunteers. Died at Oak Park, 
Illinois, August 30, 1904. 

Roy, in the State of New York, August 5th, 1829. 
He entered the service of the United States as a cadet at 
the West Point Military Academy, July 1st, 1848. July 1st, 
1852, he was made Brevet 2nd Lieut., Third Artillery of the 
United States Army. March 31st, 1853, he became 2nd 
Lieut, of the Second Artillery. September 30th, 1853, he 
resigned from the regular army. June 12th, 1801, he be- 
came Colonel of the 17th Volunteer Infantry of the State of 
Indiana. April 25th, 1802, he was made Brigadier General 
of the United States Volunteers, and so continued until his 
resignation, October 27th, 1864. His first service was in the 



East with what were known as the "Three months' men," 
called for by the first proclamation of President Lincoln. 
He was present and participated in the engagement at 
Phillippi, where for the first time a rebel flag was captured. 
He continued to serve in West Virginia with the 17th 
Indiana Infantry until the fall of 1861, when he joined the 
Western Army, and at the battle of Shiloh commanded a 
Division in the Army of the Cumberland. With this Army 
he remained, following its fortunes and participating in its 
service until after the battle of Stone River, when he was 
assigned to the Army of Ohio, and with it he remained until 
the fall of Atlanta, participating in all the engagements of 
that Army during that time. March 8, 1888, having become 
a resident of the State of Illinois, he was elected a Com- 
panion of the First Class of the Military Order of the Loyal 
Legion of the United States through the Commandery of 
the State of Illinois, and so remained up to the time of his 
death at Oak Park, August 30th, 1904. 

By force of his native talent and his military training, he 
rendered such signal service that he was rapidly advanced 
and became a Brigadier General in the volunteer service. 

The predominant traits of General Hascall may be said 
to have been courage and courtesy. He was fearless as a 
soldier and civilian; felt strongly and deeply upon all sub- 
jects to which he gave attention; acted quickly and resolutely 
in war and peace; was of a most kindly and affectionate 
nature ; high minded in purpose and just in action. 

He was ambitious to live well and do well. This he did. 
To fill the sounding trumpet of fame ; to r\ile mankind ; to 
have every action of his life, every moment of his time of 
vital consequence to all mankind, were things he little 
thought of and never desired. To be an upright man, a 
good neighbor, a faithful friend, an honored and honorable 
citizen, a cheerful companion, he did desire and was. 


In the beautiful suburb where he had made his home 
amid trees and flowers, the bright sunshine, the springing 
grass and the song of birds proclaiming the beauty and the 
everlasting nature of life, he fell asleep his body will wake 
no more ; his soul is marching on. 




Hereditary Companion of the First Class. Died at Highland Park, 
Illinois, September 17, 1904. 

THE Fifth Regiment Maine Volunteers was mustered in 
early in June, 1861, and at once sent to the front, the 
Reverend John R. Adams being its Chaplain; before the end 
of that month it was in Washington. Mr. Adams was then 
fifty-nine years old, of nervous temperament, full of en- 
thusiasm, without any doubt that he, mart of peace as he 
was, was in the line of his duty. He wrote to his father at 
the time he enlisted, "I believe that the cause is a righteous 
one. The question is government or anarchy ; it is one of 
life or death. I enter upon the service with a good con- 
science, believing I am in the pathway of duty and com- 
mitting all my interests to the keeping of my God." He 



was of good New England stock, trained in good New 
England style. Bradford, who succeeded Carver as 
governor of the Mayflower Colony, was his ancestor ; he was 
a grandson of Captain John Adams, an officer in the Revolu- 
tionary Army ; he married a grand-daughter of Gen. George 
Reid, who commanded a detachment of troops at Bunker 
Hill, and his father was for twenty-two years principal of 
Phillips Academy, Andover. For the purpose of this 
memorial it is not necessary to enumerate the services of this 
regiment. It went at once to the front ; was early in the 
Spring of 1862 assigned to the army of the Potomac ; it saw 
arduous and continuous service and at the end of its three 
years could inscribe on its flag: "Bull Run 1st and 2nd, 
Chickahominy, Fair Oaks, Harper's Ferry, Crampton Pass, 
Antietam, Fredericksburg, Fairfax Court House, Gettys- 
burg, The Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor." 

As early as December 10, 1862, he writes: "We left 
Portland in June, 1861, with ten hundred and forty men; 
we have now not more than two hundred and fifty to carry 
arms." Yet he is able to add somewhat later: "I am in 
good health and good spirits, and full of hope; have un- 
dressed but twice in a month ; sleep on the ground, wet or 
dry ; have not removed my boots for six consecutive nights, 
they were so wet I feared I should not get them on again." 

The three years service of the Fifth Maine expired June 
24, 1864. As there was not enough of it left to form a 
veteran regiment the officers and men were mustered out. 
Dr. Adams was immediately invited to become the Chaplain 
of the 121st N. Y. Volunteers, and remained with them till 
the close of the war. He reached home in June, 1865, his 
nervous system prostrated, and died within a year, having 
given his life to his country as certainly as if he had been 
killed by one of the many bullets that had passed to the 
right and the left of him in the battles in which his regi- 
ment had been engaged. Many of our Companions will re- 


call the toilsome days and nights, the mud and rain, the 
weariness, the discouragement and sometimes depression of 
those days. 

His son, John McGregor Adams, was elected a Com- 
panion of the First Class by Inheritance of the Military 
Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, through 
the Commandery of the State of Illinois, May 5, 188G, his 
eligibility to membership being derived from his father, a 
sketch of a part of whose military life has been given. 

Mr. Adams came to Chicago in 1857 or 1858 as the 
western representative of one of the largest firms dealing in 
Railroad Supplies in this country, perhaps in any country, 
and its business so rapidly increased that its Western De- 
partment was soon surrendered to a new firm, of which Mr. 
Adams was a member, and here he spent the rest of his life ; 
here he married happily, and here he died two or more 
months ago. During all these years of a most busy life ask- 
ing nothing more of society than he was ready to grant to it 
in return, gentle yet determined, doing his duty to his fel- 
lows ; an unassuming, high-minded man, of most engaging 
personality, representing the highest type of manhood and 
citizenship. His was a gracious life and a pleasing one; a 
good neighbor, a good citizen, wielding an influence probably 
much beyond his own knowledge. 

Having no political ambition he yet filled many import- 
ant offices. He was for some years President of the Union 
League Club and of the Union Club ; Commissioner of Lin- 
coln Park; Trustee of the Mary Thompson Hospital and of 
the North Star Dispensary; he was always actively in- 
terested in charitable work. 

When the great fire of Chicago occurred he shared the 
hard lot of so many, and in full measure; his business 
houses and store-houses (there were several), his large 
work shops and his residence, with the contents of each of 
them, were burned. As is well known the outpourings of 


the world's benevolence were almost overwhelming, entail- 
ing continuous protracted labor for weeks, indeed months to 
receive, classify and dispense the general gifts thus made, 
some millions of dollars in money and kind; to see to it that 
nothing was wasted; that suffering should be promptly re- 
lieved and that a full record should be kept. The duty of 
doing this was, by the wise foresight of Roswell B. Mason, 
fortunately for Chicago then its Mayor (to whom it is a 
pleasure to pay this passing tribute), charged on the Relief 
and Aid Society, some 20 gentlemen in number, of whom 
Mr. Adams was one, and it was well done. During all the 
winter these gentlemen were daily, hourly, at their posts ; 
out of what was like to have been chaos came method and 
order, and no breath of suspicion tainted the work done. In 
all this Mr. Adams took his part, his duty to the City and its 
storm driven people as he saw it, over-riding what he well 
might have considered his duty to himself. More than a 
generation has since then passed and Chicago of today little 
knows the work then voluntarily undertaken and accom- 
plished by those gentlemen. 

He had a moral ancestry which he never tarnished, a 
birthright of will and courage which never yielded to ad- 
verse circumstances. 

After his death among his papers were evidences of more 
than two hundred thousand dollars advanced at one time 
and another to others, less fortunate than himself, most of 
it without hope of return, and which had never been re- 

His brother, Albert Edgerton Adams, Captain in the 
First Regiment of New York Mounted Rifles, was a Com- 
panion of this Commandery, dying early in January, 189G. 

E. B. McCAGG, 



First Lieutenant United States Colored Heavy Artillery. 
Chicago September 18, 1904. 

Died at 

BENJAMIN HOMER CAMPBELL, who died in this 
city on the sixteenth of September, 1904, was born at 
Galena, Ills., August 17th, 1845. His father, Benjamin H. 
Campbell, Sr., was an early settler in the lead mines region, 
and in the '30s, '40s and '50s was engaged in the wholesale 
grocery business at Galena. During the Civil War he was 
conspicuously active and efficient in support of the Union, 
and was one of Gen. U. S. Grant's intimate friends. After 
the close of the war he removed to Chicago to fill the posi- 
tion of United States Marshal for the Northern District of 
Illinois by appointment of President Grant, which position 
he filled for eight years. 



Young Campbell received a common school education at 
Galena, and when nineteen years of age enlisted May 5th, 
1864, as a private in Co. D, 140th 111. Infantry, and soon 
rose to the rank of sergeant. He served with his regiment 
in Missouri and Tennessee for some months, and in the 
autumn of 1864 was stationed at Memphis, Tenn. Soon 
after his regiment reached Memphis, he was, upon his owi.. 
request, ordered to appear he fore the Examining Board of 
officers to undergo an examination for appointment as a com- 
missioned officer in a regiment of U. S. colored troops. He 
passed a creditable examination, and was recommended by 
the Board for the position of 1st Lieutenant, and was soon 
after commissioned by the War Department as 1st Lieuten- 
ant in the 4th Regiment U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery. 
Soon after he was assigned to serve on the staff of Brig. 
Gen. A. L. Chetlain as aide-de-camp. 

Gen. Chetlain was assigned to command the Post Forces 
and Defenses of Memphis that autumn (1804) and con- 
tinued in that command until the month of October, 1865, 
when he was assigned to the command of the Central Dis- 
trict of Alabama, with headquarters at Talladega. Lieut. 
Campbell accompanied him, and the loth of January, 1866, 
Brevet Major General A. L. Chetlain, and all the members 
of his staff were mustered out of the service under general 
orders, Lieut. Campbell having then served in the volunteer 
army efficiently for over eighteen months. 

After the close of the war Lieut. Campbell settled in 
Chicago, and was employed as a bank clerk for some time 
and later he entered business as a lumber merchant on his 
own account. Some years ago he was stricken with an ail- 
ment that incapacitated him for active business, and in time 
culminated in his death. 

Lieut. Campbell was gifted with much natural ability. 
He possessed rare intelligence, an attractive manner, a genial 
disposition and an unselfish nature. Dignified and courre- 


ous, he was always the gentleman in his intercourse with his 
associates. He was a favorite with all he came in contact 
with in life, in business, as well as in social circles. Lieut. 
Campbell never married. 

We his Companions of this Commandery, who sincerely 
mourn his untimely death, extend to his bereaved family, 
and to his large circle of devoted friends, our heartfelt sym- 




Chaplain United States Volunteers. Died at Springfield, Illinois, 
October i, 1904. 

PRESTON, son of Preston and Anne Lyth Wood, was 
born in Pickering, Yorkshire, England, August 6th, 
1825, and passed away October 1st, 1904, at his home in 
Springfield, Illinois. 

He received his education in the schools of England and 
at an early age learned the printer's trade, at which he 
worked till 1847, when he was received on trial and placed 
on the Reserve list of preachers of the Wesleyan Conference. 
In 1849 and 1850 he served Pickering and Rotterham 
churches. His father and mother came to America, and 
died during the cholera scourge of 1849 and 1850. In order 
to settle the business of his father's estate, he came to Amer- 



ica in 1851, coming first to Chicago and then to the English 
Colony, located west of Jacksonville, Illinois, and here he 
made his home with the late William Richardson, under 
whose influence he was urged to join the Illinois Conference, 
which he did in 1852, and during a period of fifty-two 
years, it was his privilege to respond to the roll-call fifty-one 

He at once took rank as a strong preacher and a faithful 
pastor, and served most acceptably the following charges in 
Illinois : Hillsboro, Waverly, Beardstown, Leroy, Decatu.r, 
Atlanta, Clinton, Lincoln, Carlinville, Danville District, 
Bloomington District, Griggsville District, Springfield Dis- 
trict, which was his last appointment. 

During the Civil War he volunteered his services and 
was Chaplain of the 38th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, which 
position he was compelled to resign on account of wounds 
received in an engagement, at Frederickstown, Mo. 

His peculiar business ability and executive power being 
recognized, he was appointed Financial Agent of the Illinois 
Wesleyan University at Bloomington, and devoted two of 
the best years of his ministry towards the herculean task of 
raising the debt and providing the funds necessary to carry 
on this institution. So well were his labors rewarded and so 
efficient the service rendered, that it is doubtful if any two 
years more successful can be found in the history of the 
Wesleyan than during the time he served as Financial Agent. 

The Preachers' Aid Society was the child of his greatest 
interest. One of the Charter Members, his counsels were 
sought during the entire period of the growth and develop- 
ment of the society. To it he devoted several years as agent, 
and his last work was in its behalf. He was also Chaplain 
of the Illinois State Senate for a term of two years. In 
1872 he was elected a delegate to the General Conference, 
and he was appointed a delegate to the Ecumenical Con- 
ference in Washington, D. C., in 1891. 


He took great interest in the organizations growing out 
of the Civil War and was a member of Stephenson Post No. 
30, Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Illinois ; a 
member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the 
United States, and Colonel and Chaplain of the Grand Divi- 
sion of Illinois of the Union Veterans' Union. 

August 8th, 1853, he was united in marriage to Jane N. 
Christian, who shared with him the labor of the itinerancy 
for 51 years, and who survives him with his six children, 
eleven grandchildren, and a host of friends. 

An old time ministerial friend who knew Companion 
Wood most intimately, contributes the following to his 
memory : 

"He was considerate, candid and reliable. When he died 
he was the best interpreter of the Discipline of the M. E. 
Church in the Illinois Annual Conference. He had few 
equals in Methodism. In the doctrines of the church he was 
clear, safe and consistent. He learned what they were and 
he preached them, believed them and lived them. His 
church vows were sacred, and by him sacredly kept. He 
was positive and not negative. He was aggressive without 
rashness, strong without violence, and deliberate without 
slowness. His mind was logical, judicial, and comprehen- 
sive. He was pious without bigotry, religious without form- 
alism, and devotional without superstition. He was practi- 
cal in his dealings, duties and plans. He seems always to 
have had a plan or method, well thought out, and easily 
worked. He followed principles and convictions, yet in non- 
essentials he was most flexible and liberal. He was tolerant 
in all things allowable, yet he was rigid and unyielding as a 
rock to any course, or action, which was of a doubtful or 
questionable nature, or which in any part was wanting in 

"No sympathy or entreaty seemed able to bend, or incline 
him to any moral wrong. He was an illustration of integrity 


and personal honor, both in matters of finance and of his 
word. He would suffer wrong ofttimes himself, and make 
great sacrifices to settle any matter for the sake of peace 
and order, even though the grievance was only imaginary. 
He was a man of peace, and produced it. He had great 
deference for the feelings and plans or suggestions of 
others, but would never sacrifice fellowship, principle, or 
honor to show any such favor. 

"He was a man of great prudence, and had a wide com- 
prehension of motives, circumstances and actions of men. 
He was a good judge of men, and the motives of men. He 
could weigh men at about their real worth. He had the 
faculty of bringing out their latent force, or seeing their 
vanities and weaknesses, and of guiding them out of harm- 
ful consequences. He had a great fund of common sense, 
and could use it at the right time. He was one of the most 
successful Presiding Elders the Illinois Conference ever had. 
He was wise in counsel and as wise in administration." 

While Companion Wood was loyal in the best sense to 
his family and his church, he was also intensely loyal to the 
best interests of his adopted country. The martial spirit of 
1861 remained with him thorugh his declining years. He 
was deeply concerned about our national problems. He 
continued to the last a close student of history. He believed 
that America is to be a great world power; that the Ruler 
of the Universe is using this nation as truly as he did Moses 
and Israel to lead the whole world into a higher civilization. 
Our loss is not without an abiding hope. We tender the 
sympathies of this Commandery to his bereaved family, and 
while mourning his loss with them, rejoice in the thought 
that "He has fought a good fight ; he has finished the course ; 
he kept the faith; and that henceforth there is laid up for 
him a crown of righteousness." 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago October 15, 1904. 

JOHN G. McWILLIAMS was born at Peterboro, Madi- 
son County, New York, on the 15th day of June, A. D. 
1839, and he died at his residence in the city of Chicago, 
Illinois, on the loth day of October, A. D. 1904, being at the 
time of his death Go years 4 months of age. He was the son 
of Hugh and Mary McWilliams, who were both of Scotch- 
Irish descent, and emigrated to America at an early age. He 
received such education as the school and academy of his 
native town could give, and at the early age of 16 years be- 
gan his commercial career as a clerk in a dry goods store in 
that place. He soon realized that his energy and mercantile 
ability required a wider sphere of exercise, and therefore, in 



1857, at the age of 17 years, he came to the city of Chicago. 
Adhering to the sphere of activity he had chosen he became 
a salesman in the dry goods house of W. R. Wood & Co. and 
so remained until the Civil War irresistibly called him to its 
dangers and sacrifices. He raised a company of volunteers, 
of which he was elected Captain, and at the organization of 
the 51st Infantry Regiment of Illinois Volunteers the com- 
pany was mustered into the service with that Regiment as 
Company E. The regiment was ordered to Cairo on Febru- 
ary 14, 1862, and soon was crossed into Kentucky and 
formed part of the Brigade under command of General 
Payne. The regiment was later a part of the Army of the 
Cumberland. Companion Me Williams shared in all the" 
battles and hardships of that heroic regiment until the battle 
of Chickamauga, during which he was taken prisoner. The 
first part of his imprisonment was spent in Libby, and later 
he was transferred to some point in Georgia. After about 
eleven months' confinement, he was paroled at Charleston, 
South Carolina, and afterwards exchanged. When received 
he was emaciated to a skeleton and seemed to be almost a 
hopeless wreck. His vigorous constitution and nervous 
energy only enabled him to rally. After a period of con- 
valescence he rejoined his regiment and served with it until 
very near the end of the war. He was afterwards promoted 
to the rank of Major and was mustered out of the service on 
March 6, 1865. 

Upon returning to Chicago, he resumed his old business 
and became a salesman in the then dry goods firm of Field, 
Palmer & Leiter, and remained with it and the firms of 
Field, Leiter & Company and Marshall Field & Company, 
in charge of the notion department of those firms, until he 
became a partner in the firm of Marshall Field & Company 
sometime in 1883. In January, 1895, he sold out his interest 
in that firm, and then being blessed with an ample fortune, 
he permanently retired from active business. From which 


time his life in Chicago has been one of comparative leisure, 
enjoying the companionship of his host of friends, dispens- 
ing a generous hospitality at his home, adding to his expe- 
rience the pleasure and fruitage of much travel abroad. He 
died at his home, No. 3945 Lake Avenue, in Chicago, on 
October 15, 1904, and his body was consigned to its final 
resting place in Rose Hill Cemetery. He left surviving him 
his wife, Mrs. Carolina W. McWilliams, and one son, Mr. 
Roy McWilliams. 

Our companion in war was a brave and gallant soldier, 
bearing his full share in all the dangers of battle and suffer- 
ings of imprisonment and resulting disease in peace he was 
an honest, diligent, energetic and successful man of affairs. 

He was a Republican in politics, but he never sought or 
accepted public office, but as a good citizen he was interested 
and helpful in all that concerned the welfare of the city and 
state. He was eminently social and generous by nature, and 
unaffected by great business prosperity, he remained true to 
his early friendships and forgot not the companions of his 
military life. He loved his friends and they loved and hon- 
ored him. 




Second Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Wilmette, 
Illinois, November 6, 1904. 

EEUTENANT GEORGE BARRY passed away sud- 
denly Sunday morning, November 6th, at his home, 
916 Greenleaf Avenue, Wilmette. Funeral services were 
held Wednesday at the last residence, the burial being priv- 
ate, at Oakwoods Cemetery, Chicago. 

Lieut. Barry had resided in Wilmette for ten years, and 
his sudden death was a great shock to his many friends. He 
was the only son of Samuel Stedman Barry and Abigail Cor- 
bin Abbott, of Salem, Mass. He was born in Lake County, 
111., January, 1841, and when a boy moved with his family 
to Chicago, where he was educated and engaged in business. 



For several years he was connected with C. B. & Q. rail- 
way, which he left to serve during the Civil War as Second 
Lieutenant of Company A, One Hundred and Thirty-fourth 
Regiment, Illinois Volunteers. 

After the war, and for thirty yeart, 1 , I.e was a member of 
the firm of S. S. Barry & Son. Later, and for eight years, 
he was secretary and treasurer of the Consumers' Ice Com- 
pany of Chicago, retiring from active service about a year 

He was a member of this Commandery, of the Sons of 
the American Revolution, and the George H. Thomas post 
of the G. A. R. 

He leaves a widow, Mary Stewart Barry ; four children, 
Mrs. E. A. Hatch, Florence S. Barry, Mrs. J. A. MacLean 
of Wilmette, and Dr. G. F. Barry of Evanston, and one 
sister, Mrs. Joseph Sears of Kenilworth. 

Lieutenant Barry was a man of rather a retiring nature, 
and was greatly loved and respected by all who knew him ; a 
man with high ideals, a good citizen and devoted friend. 

Jos. R. PUTNAM, 



Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago November 

8, 1904. 

AjAIN our Commandery is saddened by the death of a 
peculiarly loved and honored Companion. Captain 
Maurice ]. McGrath was suddenly summoned to the higher 
life on November 8th, 1904, at his home in Chicago. Since 
the carriage accident at Washington in June, 1899, when he 
was injured beyond complete recovery, he has endured in- 
firmities and suffering, unsuspected_save by his most inti- 
mate associates, and fully realized only by his loving wife 
and sons, who have carefully guarded him and ministered 
to his every need with constant devotion, while bearing their 
painful solicitude in modest silence. He died as he had 



lived, and as he would have desired, in the very midst of ac- 
tive and important duties. 

During all these later years he had held the cords of life 
at their utmost tension, and suddenly the silver cord was 
loosened, and the golden bowl broken ; then that which was 
of earth returned to the common mother of all, ashes to 
ashes, and the spirit to God who gave, and lo, "He walks 
with knightly mien and crowned brow, an angel stature. 
with the sons of God." 

He was born February 22nd, 1839, at Ottawa, Canada, 
of Irish parentage, and in 1848 the family came to Chicago, 
where the child attended the old Scammon public school for 
about two years. In 1850 they removed to Aurora and the 
developing lad was a pupil in the public schools, and as he 
approached maturity learned the carriage making and trim- 
ming trade. Before attaining his majority he established 
himself in the carriage business at Yorkville, Tennessee, and 
was rapidly acquiring acquaintances, and friendships, and 
building up a promising trade, when the dark cloud of seces- 
sion rolled swiftly up the Southern sky, and the ambitious 
youth was forced to at once decide between disloyalty to his 
country, or the abandonment of all his business plans, and 
sacrifice of his entire accumulations. Unquestioned loyalty 
to every conviction and duty was an inherent passion of his 
life, and without hesitation he sacrificed all, and with much 
difficulty and some peril he made his way back to his North- 
ern home. At President Lincoln's, first call for troops he 
hastened to Springfield to enlist, but eager volunteers had 
already overfilled the State's quota. Returning to Aurora he 
assisted in organizing a military company which in Septem- 
ber, 1861, became Company H of the Fifty-second Illinois 
Infantry. He was chosen Second Lieutenant, although 
much the youngest of the line officers or sergeants of the 
company. On Shiloh's bloody field he was captured by the 
Confederates near the famous "hornets' nest," about 4:30 


on Sunday afternoon, April 6th, 1862. With other prison- 
ers, including Gen. B. M. Prentiss, he was taken to Corinth, 
Miss., and thence to Memphis, Tenn., and Mobile, Ala., by 
rail. From here they were transported to Montgomery and 
from there were sent to Macon, Ga., where the commis- 
sioned officers and enlisted men were separated. In July he 
was taken to Madison and confined in an old cotton mill un- 
til late in October, when he was transferred to the Libby 
Prison at Richmond, Va., and exchanged. He rejoined his 
command at Corinth, Miss., in December, and found his 
commissions as First Lieutenant and as Captain awaiting 
him. He served with his fine regiment, participating In all 
its arduous campaigns and many engagements, until the ex- 
piration of its first term of three years' enlistment. As the 
regiment "veteranized" the commissioned officers by agree- 
ment permitted their places to be filled by promotions from 
the re-enlisted ranks, and at Rome, Ga., on November 14th, 
1864, the new field, staff and line officers of the entire 
veteran regiment presented Captain McGrath a most cordial 
and eloquent testimonial of high soldierly appreciation and 
loving personal regard. But his term of active military 
service was not yet closed, for he was detailed by Gen. John 
M. Corse, commanding the Fourth Division of the Fifteenth 
Corps, Army of the Tennessee, as chief of outposts upon his 
staff, and he discharged the dangerous duties of this position 
during the famous march from Atlanta to the sea. He was 
finally mustered out at Savannah, Ga., January 24th, 1865. 
His superior officers ever had entire confidence in his judg- 
ment, his courage and his energy, and he was frequently de- 
tailed for important duties, and mentioned in military orders 
in highly complimentary terms. Equally he won the esteem, 
respect and affection of the officers of his own rank and of 
the enlisted men of his command. 

In 1867 Captain McGrath entered the postal railway mail 
service as an assistant clerk, and within three years was 


thrice transferred to better positions, and in August, 1870, 
received his fourth promotion as Assistant Superintendent 
with headquarters at Washington. In a recent newspaper 
article Mr. F. A. Eastman, postmaster at Chicago at the 
time of the great fire in 1871, states that Superintendent 
George S. Bangs and his Assistant Superintendent, Captain 
McGrath, both came instantly to Chicago, ordered mail 
cars, and in them performed the distributing work of the 
Chicago postoffice, very greatly to the relief of the local 
officials, and to the immense benefit of the general public. 
And he states that from this incident developed the highly 
efficient system of general mail distribution upon moving 
trains. He was appointed Superintendent of Mails at the 
Chicago office on April 1st, 1873, and satisfactorily dis- 
charged the perplexing duties of that office until 1886, dur- 
ing President Cleveland's administration, when he resigned. 
May 1st, 1889, he was appointed Superintendent of the city 
delivery and May 1st, 1894, was transferred to the head of 
the inquiry division. Three years later he returned to the 
direction of the city delivery and subsequently his title was 
changed to General Superintendent. January 14th, 1901, 
the Postmaster General returned him to his former position 
of Superintendent of Mails, and in the active discharge of 
its onerous duties his life work reached its sudden close. 
From this very brief review of his public career it will be 
noted that in responsible, laborious and honorable military 
and civic duties he served his country well during more than 
thirty-seven years, a period equaling the full average life of 
a generation, and with just pride we point to the fact of his 
steady and uniform promotions as the very highest possible 
testimonials of his sterling merit. 

He was united in marriage with Miss Augusta Anna 
Kalb on July 12th, 18G9, and two sons were born of this 
union, namely George S. Bangs McGrath, Western represen- 
tative at Chicago of the Ohio Quarries Company, and Mau- 


rice De K. McGrath, supervising electrical engineer and in- 
ventor, with the Bell Telephone Manufacturing Company, 
and now stationed at Antwerp, Belgium. 

His domestic life was as happy as was his military and 
civil career useful and honorable; and in both he was con- 
stantly animated with the highest ideals of honor, loyalty, 
gentleness and truth. In the very best sense he was indeed 
a Christian gentleman. We sadly recall the peculiar charm 
of his personal companionship, that with his strong manly 
virtues bound him so closely to our hearts in the warm ties 
of friendship ; and through our kindred sense of bereave- 
ment feel the sad privilege of tendering to his bereaved 
wife and sorrowing sons our heartfelt sympathy in their 
keener anguish. Yet we know that while for us the low 
sad requiem of "retreat" is heard amid the vales of earth's 
brief mortality, awakening triumphant reveille is sounding 
along the sunlit hills of heaven's spiritual immortality, for 

"There is no death. What seems so is transition. 
This life of mortal breath is but a suburb of the life Elysian, 
Whose portal we call death." 

JOHN S. Wiixox, 



Lieutenant Colonel United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago 
November 26, 1904. 

ELIAS AHIRA CALKINS was born at Royalton, New 
York, February 7th, 1828, and departed this life 
November 24th, 1904, at Chicago, Illinois. 

In 1843, at the age of fifteen years, he arrived, by sailing 
vessel, at the port of Milwaukee, and eventually became one 
of Wisconsin's distinguished citizens. 

Prior to entering upon military service, he was a news- 
paper editor and publisher, and ranked amongst the fore- 
most Democratic political counsellors of his State. 

Early in the Civil War our Companion was commissioned 
Major of the First Battalion of the Third Regiment Wis- 
consin Cavalry, U. S. V., and was mustered into the United 



States service on January 28th, 1862, at Janesville, Wis- 

With his Regiment he served continuously in the Army 
of the Frontier in Missouri, Arkansas and the Cherokee 
Nation and the Seventh Army Corps. He was promoted 
to the Lieutenant-Colonelcy October 24th, 1863, and was 
mustered out at the expiration of his term of service, as 
Lieutenant-Colonel, February 24th, 1865. 

He was elected a Companion of the First Class of the 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States 
through the Commandery of the State of Wisconsin, March 
2nd, 1892, and, by reason of change of residence, was trans- 
ferred to the Commandery of the State of Illinois, Octo- 
ber 9th, 1900. 

At the close of his military career, he resumed the oc- 
cupation of journalist and continued his literary pursuits 
until the date of his death. 

His life record is one to be proud of. No better sol- 
dier ever served his country, and his reputation in civil life 
is without stain. 

As a member of Geo. H. Thomas Post G. A. R. and 
of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion he was an en- 
thusiastic and devoted comrade and companion. 

His scholastic attainments were beyond the ordinary, 
and his editorial writings possessed great power and breadth 
of thought. 

To quote from the remarks of Dr. DeBlois, pastor of the 
First Baptist Church : 

"Colonel Calkins had a great deal of force, but he also 
had will, and this will force made him a power in the coun- 
cils of his party in the State in which he settled when he 
came to the West. It took him to the war when his coun- 
try needed his services, and it gave him a high place on the 
great newspapers with which he was connected." 


"He went through some of the most dangerous parts of 
the Civil War, taking part in which there was more danger 
than glory, yet he always performed his duty well. His 
home life was beautiful and the affection he had for his 
family was one of the grandest traits of his character," 

To his bereaved family we extend our profound respect 
and sympathy. 

To his comrades and friends we voice the word "Fare- 
well" for yet a little while. On the other bank of the great 
river he waits and watches for our home-coming, and we 
shall soon stand beside him. 




Brevet Major United States Volunteers. Died at North Scituate, 
Massachusetts, November 30, 1904. 

A3AIN has Death reached out his hand to write the 
legend "finis" and close the Book of Life, whose 
forepage bears the name of Taylor Parker Rundlet inscribed 
thereon. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, February 24th, 
1840. Died North Scituate, Massachusetts, November 30th, 

Companion Rundlet was educated in the public schools 
of Boston and Cambridge to which latter place his family 
removed in 1854. 

Graduating from the Cambridge High School in 4857 
he engaged in the shoe business until 1862, when he raised 



a company, from among his circle of friends and acquaint- 
ances, which was subsequently assigned as Company "F," 
38th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, and Com- 
panion Rundlet appointed Captain thereof to date from Au- 
gust 23rd, 1862. 

He was appointed Brevet Major U. S. Vols., March 13, 
1865, "for gallant and meritorious services at the siege of 
Port Hudson, La." ; and was mustered out with his regi- 
ment June 30, 1865, after continuous service in the 2d Divi- 
sion, 19th Army Corps, Department of the Gulf ; with the 
Army of the Shenandoah, under Sheridan ; and with Sher- 
man at Savannah, and in North Carolina. 

On his return from the war he resumed his former 
business relations. In 1871 he became associated with the 
firm of Sheldon, Collins & Co., of New York, manufacturers 
of printing inks. In 1878 he removed to Chicago as West- 
ern Manager for the house of Charles Enue Johnson & Co. 
He retired from active business in 1898. 

Major Rundlet was elected a Companion of this Order 
through the Commandery of the State of New York April 
5, 1876 (Insignia No. 1631), and transferred to this Com- 
mandery, as a charter member, May 7, 1879; serving as 
Chancellor from 1879 to 1884. 

His funeral took place at North Scituate, Mass., Decem- 
ber 2, 1904, under the kindly auspices of the Commandery 
of the State of Massachusetts, his son being a member 
thereof. Final interment was at Portsmouth, N. H., the 
home of his ancestors. 

To those among our Companions who were fortunate 
enough to be numbered among his intimates Major Rundlet 
was a delightfully instructive and interesting friend with 
whom intercourse was ever a most felicitous occasion. Who 
can forget the early days of our Commandery and the bril- 
liant coterie who then gathered at our meetings the two 
Sheridans ("Phil" and "Mike"), "Tony" Forsyth, John 


Mason Loomis, Strong, Stiles, George Roper and "T. P."- 
last though not least. How fresh in memory are the songs 
and recitations. "Our Swords were 37," "We Drank from 
the Same Canteen," and other soldier poems and songs that 
rolled in sonorous melody from the lips of Rundlet to thrill 
the heart and set the blood surging as we joined in chorus 
and applause. Gone are those days of close communion ; 
empty are the places that may never again be filled in our 
hearts as we gather to-day; and through the mists of our 
gathering tears we say, Good night, dear old "T. P." ! We 
will keep ever green and fragrant the memory of your kind- 
ly ways and genial companionship. Good night, good night. 

"Warm summer sun shine kindly o'er him, 
Warm southern winds blow softly o'er him, 
Green sod above, lie light, lie light. 
Good night, dear heart, good night, good night." 

To the sorrowing widow and sons and the loving sisters 
who survive him, we tender our heartfelt sympathies and 
profound sorrow in this their affliction and join with them 
in the hope of a reunion beyond the Ultimate River where 
parting is no more but joy and peace is forever. 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago December 
16, 1904. 

AGAIN we are called upon to chronicle the passing of 
another member of this Commandery from this to 
that greater life, Eternity. 

Captain Daniel Webster Mills, husband of Lucy Morri- 
son Mills, died at his residence, 1510 Washington Boulevard, 
Chicago, Friday/ December 16, 1904, after an illness of 
many months, through which the patient sufferer made the 
brave fight of his life. 

Captain Mills was born on a farm near Waynesville, 
Warren County, Ohio, February 25, 1838. He came of 
good old Quaker stock, beginning life with no capital other 
than that which comes of good character, intelligence, integ- 



rity, honesty, a brave heart, indomitable will, and the best 
elements of strenuous manhood and good citizenship. A 
patriot by heredity and a lover of liberty and justice in the 
school of Civil War. 

When the dark cloud of Civil War spread like a night- 
mare over our country, this Ohio boy, fresh from the plow 
and a tiller of the soil, sprang into the breach with thousands 
of Ohio's brave sons and the brave sons of other Northern 
states to protect his country and its flag. 

Entering the service as a private soldier in Company D, 
180th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for his soldierly qualities 
and bravery in battle he rose rapidly to the rank of Captain. 
His regiment was assigned to the First Brigade, First Divi- 
sion of the 23rd Army Corps. With his regiment he partici- 
pated in many battles and engagements, including the battles 
of Franklin, Tenn., November 30, 1864; Nashville, Tenn., 
December 15 and 16, 1864, and Wise's Forks, North Caro- 
lina, March 8 to 10, 1865, in which latter engagement he was 
severely wounded in the foot from the bursting of a shell. 
He was mustered out of the service July 12, 1865. 

In 1866 he came to Chicago and began his life work, 
which was, from the start to the day of his death, one of an 
honorable and successful career. 

He was united in marriage to Lucy Morrison, daughter 
of Orsemus Morrison, one of Chicago's wealthy citizens, 
December 25, 1871. Their long years of married life were 
happy ones. Favored with every blessing and comfort that 
wealth can bestow, their close companionship and attach- 
ment for each other made their married lif.e a pleasure to 
live ever happiest in each other's presence, fond of their 
favored friends who often enjoyed their hospitality in their 
palatial home. 

The life and career of Captain Mills, either in private or 
public, was one of honest purposes and fearless personality ; 
a true and loyal friend, generous and kind-hearted, a genial 


companion, a loving and devoted husband, an honorable and 
upright business man, plain and outspoken, ever daring to 
assert himself and express his views, a lover of right and 
justice, an enemy of wrong and dishonest motives in private 
or public life. 

In Congress he was loyal and true to the best interests of 
the administration and the country. While others wavered 
and hesitated, he was a champion bold and outspoken for 
every measure favoring a vigorous prosecution of the war 
with Spain and for the liberty and welfare of those per- 
secuted people under the tyranny of Spanish rule and oppres- 
sion. He once remarked to the writer that it was one of the 
proudest moments of his life when he could raise his voice 
and register his vote in Congress for every war measure that 
would give aid to that oppressed people. Hence he was 
instrumental in planting our flag upon, and sending our 
soldiers not only to Cuba and Porto Rico but to those distant 
islands across the sea, and the ultimate freedom of those 
long suffering people whom he knew only through the story 
of their long struggle, sufferings and persecutions. Truly he 
was a lover of liberty and justice to the oppressed. 

Captain Mills was elected a Companion of the First 
Class, Original, of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of 
the United States through the Commandery of the State of 
Illinois, May 9, 1889. He was a member of Columbia Post, 
No. 706, Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Illi- 
nois ; a member of the Illinois, Mencken, and Lincoln Clubs ; 
a member of Siloam Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons, of York Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, of Colum- 
bia Commandery of Knights Templar, the Oriental Con- 
sistory, 32nd degree, and of the Ancient Arabic Order of 
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. 

For years he took an active part in politics and was a 
staunch Republican. From 1878 to 1881 he was Warden of 
Cook County Hospital. He served two terms as Alderman 


for his Ward and one term as Representative to Congress 
from the Sixth Congressional District. 

Companions, the oft repeated bugle-not6s sounding the 
taps over some dead hero of the Civil War, and the constant 
detail from our numbers of those brave men who fought to 
preserve this Nation in those dark days of civil strife, cannot 
fail to remind us that our ranks are becoming depleted and 
that our Companions are becoming weary with life's fati- 
guing day, and are passing on from this to that immortal life, 
to that eternal camping ground where the mighty hosts of 
our country's defenders are now bivouacked. 

Those of us who, after nearly forty years since we laia 
aside war's equipments, are permitted to meet here from time 
to time and enjoy these social gatherings, should not forget 
the blessings bestowed upon us by the Great Commander, 
nor fail to appreciate His Divine favor. 

Companion Mills was buried as he wished to be, under 
the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic, with the 
beautiful rosette of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion 
upon his breast, and his casket draped within the sacred folds 
of the starry flag. 

Thus sleeps he now, peacefully and at rest under the 
Winter's snow, and beneath the flag he loved and for which 
he fought. No trumpet's sound, no clashing of arms, no 
cannon's roar nor thunder of the tempest can awake him 
from that calm, eternal, dreamless sleep. 

To the bereaved and sorrowing widow this Commandery 
extends its sincere and heartfelt sympathy. 




Second Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Peoria, Illi- 
nois, December 19, 1904. 

MARTIN KINGMAN, a Companion of the Military 
Order of the Loyal Legion, and a member of the 
Commandery of the State of Illinois, died at Peoria, Illinois, 
December 19, 1904. 

Born April 1, 1844, in Deer Creek Township, Tazewell 
County, Illinois. His early life was spent on the farm, and 
in teaching school. Mustered in and commissioned Second 
Lieutenant of Company G, 86th Regiment Illinois Infantry, 
U. S. V., August 27, 1862, at Camp Lyon near Peoria. 

His Regiment left for the front on September 7, 1862, 
and at Louisville became a part of the 3d Brigade, 2d 



Division, 14th Army Corps ; moved south to Nashville, 
Murfreesboro and Chattanooga; participated in the batlle 
of Chickamauga, and the relief of Burnside at Knoxsville, in 
the Fall of 1863 ; the surrender of Atlanta, Sherman's 
"March to the Sea," and the capitulation of Savannah in 
1864; thence moved to Washington City, being in the Grand 
Review in June, 1865 ; received final discharge at Chicago 
on June 21, 1865. 

Part of Mr. Kingman's service during the latter part of 
the war was in command of ambulance train in battle of 
Kennesaw Mountain in June, 1864; also aide-de-camp on 
General Morgan's staff. Companion Kingman .was pro- 
moted to 1st Lieutenant, although the youngest officer in 
the Division, having been a minor during most of his army 

A most striking personality was removed from this 
world's activities in the death of Companion Kingman. 
Single-handed and alone he fought his way from poverty to 
affluence, and departed this life with a firm hold on the top- 
most round of the ladder of business success. Whatsoever 
his hand found to do, he did it with his might. His in- 
dustry was untiring; his courage and determination unfail- 
ing. He knew no definition of the word "obstacle," but 
that it was something to overcome. 

The striking characteristics that so marked Companion 
Kingman came out equally strong in the domestic, social 
and patriotic side of his life. His home was his haven, and 
as a host, he had few equals in cordiality and kindliness and 
thoughtful consideration. Having served practically 
throughout the entire Civil War, his interest in everything 
connected with that service seemed to grow with increasing 
years. No patriotic society but found in him a helper and a 
friend. His purse and his heart were open to any needy 
survivor of the great struggle, and the beautiful and classic 
Soldiers' Monument in the Peoria Court House Square, 


erected by the Ladies' Memorial Association, will commem- 
orate no one more than Companion Kingman, who so helped 
its erection, with his time, talent, and money. 

As some great engine too powerful for the frame in 
which it was set slowly but surely works its own destruc- 
tion so his restless spirit called for an expenditure of 
strength which a not overly rugged physique tried in vain to 
meet, and December 19th, 1904, at 7 :25 p. m., Companion 
Kingman passed to the "Great Beyond," leaving the 
memory of a most remarkable character, and a loss severely 
felt in the great busy world in which he had played so ac- 
tive a part. 

Our deepest sympathy is called out in behalf of his 
family, upon whom his death falls with crushing weight; 
but we can join with them in rejoicing that to them and to 
us is left the memory of such a Father, Citizen and Patriot. 




Major United States Volunteers. Died at Boscobel, Wisconsin, 
January 12, 7905. 

born at Bennington, New York, Feb. 17, 1839. and 
died at Boscobel, Wisconsin, January 12, 1905. 

As a boy, Companion Ludden secured an education such 
as the common schools in his vicinity afforded, and at the 
age of seventeen he began work as a dry goods clerk at 
Batavia, New York. It was his ambition to be a merchant ; 
but before his hopes could be realized there came the call to 
arms, and the Great War in which he bore an honorable part 
was ushered in. He was one of the first to respond, and on 
May 1, 1861, was enrolled as a private in Company K, 



Twelfth New York Infantry Volunteers; served as First 
Sergeant, Second and First Lieutenant in same company, 
and was mustered out with his company May 17, 1863. On 
January 4, 1864, he was again in service as private in Com- 
pany L, Eighth New York Heavy Artillery, and became 
Captain of the company February 27, 1864, and Major of 
the regiment on January 21, 1865. 

He was mustered out finally June 5, 1865. His war 
service throughout was with the Army of the Potomac, 
participating with it in a majority of its most important en- 
gagements, and his conduct at all times, as "The Man With 
the Musket," and as an officer in command was so con- 
spicuous and praiseworthy that on his retirement from the 
service he carried with him the confidence, respect and good 
will of all who had been his associates. On two occasions 
during his service Companion Ludden was captured by the 
enemy and sent to Libby Prison. On the last occasion he 
escaped from the enemy and after enduring hardships and 
privations that would seem incredible he rejoined his com- 
mand and at once returned to duty. 

After the war he settled at Hudson City, New Jersey, 
and was married there July 12, 1865, removing soon after to 
Litchfield, thence to Decatur and from there to Chicago, 
Illinois, and in 1893 went to Boscobel, Wisconsin. He was 
at all times in the dry goods business, and was known and 
recognized as a successful merchant. 

Companion Ludden was in every sense of the word a 
Christian gentleman. In Grand Army circles he enjoyed the 
love and esteem of his comrades; the Companions of the 
Loyal Legion were ever ready to extend to him the hand of 
fellowship; with the business community his standing and 
integrity were unquestioned; as a friend he was steadfast, 
and in his home circle he was the personification of all that 
was good in a husband and father. 

In the death of Major Ludden our Commandery has lost 


a most worthy comrade. We mourn his death, respect his 
memory, and to the widow and sons who survive him we 
tender our sincere and affectionate sympathy. 




Second Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago 
January 14, 1905. 

GEORGE HENRY MARTIN was born in Grand 
Rapids, Mich., on the 17th day of August A. D. 
1844, and he died on the 14th day of January, 1905, being at 
the time of his death 60 years and 5 months of age. 

His father, George Martin, was the first Chief Justice of 
Michigan and the son was destined to the bar; but, like so 
many others who turned aside from their chosen path to de- 
fend their country's honor and flag, he heard the call and en- 
listed in the army January 12th, 1862, a Commissary 
Sergeant Company I, Seventh Michigan Cavalry, U. S. V. ; 
was commissioned Second Lieutenant, Company H, October 



1st, 1863, but not mustered as there were not enough men 
to allow muster; was commissioned Second Lieutenant of 
the Fourteenth Ind. Battery, Michigan Light Artillery, U. S. 
V., March 8th, 1864. The Seventh Michigan Cavalry was 
attached to the Cavalry Division of the Army of the 
Potomac. Lieutenant Martin participated in the following 
engagements : 

Kelley's Ford, Virginia, 1863. 

White's Ford, Virginia, 1863. 

Brandy Station, Virginia, 1863. 

Morton's Ford, Virginia. 

Culpepper Court House, Virginia. 

Jack's Shops, Virginia. 

Buckland Mill's, Virginia. 

The Fourteenth Battery was in Hardin's Division, 
Twenty-second Army Corps, Department of Washington, D. 
C., and Lieutenant Martin was in command of Forts Totten 
and Bunker Hill in October and November, 1864. 

Ill health compelled him to resign February 20th, 1865, 
before the culminating events which crowned the efforts and 
struggles and privations of the preceding months and years 
and brought the peace for which he had fought and earned 
the right to enjoy. 

He came to Chicago after the close of the war and en- 
tered the firm of Geo. M. How, and from that time until his 
death was on the Board of Trade. 

He married in 1876 and left surviving him his wife, Mrs. 
Mary F. Martin, and an only child, a daughter, Julia. 

We, who know our Companion in business .and as a mem- 
ber of our Commandery, desire to express our appreciation 
of his qualities as a man of business as well as a soldier, 
feeling that every soldier who leaves the army fills well his 
place in civil life and reflects honor upon his military career 
by proving that a man can serve his country in the field with- 


out losing his ability to serve her as well at home. "Peace 
hath her victories no less than war." 

We tender our sincere sympathy to those nearest and 
dearest to him in their hour of bereavement. 




Major and Surgeon and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, United States 
Volunteers. Died at La Porte, Indiana, March 17, 1905. 

DR. HORACE WARDNER, has passed from among us 
to the life beyond. To those of us who knew him in 
the early years of our civil strife and have kept the touch of 
heart and hand in all these years, his passing away has left a 
deep impress of sorrow. 

Between us, his early associates, there has been a depth 
of friendship which is difficult to express. He seemed more 
than a Companion, a member of a family united by brother- 
ly love. 

In his own home there is everywhere expressed a grief 
at his taking away the loss of a comrade whose genial 



kindness and courteous consideration for others, endeared 
him to all hearts. 

He was one of the workers who tirelessly take up the 
duties of every day and patiently, earnestly and conscien- 
tiously seek to bring them to a happy conclusion. He was 
a pure man in his daily life, and we his Companions in the 
Loyal Legion pay tribute to his many virtues and sterling 

Horace Wardner was born in Wyoming County, New 
York, August 25th, 1829. He was reared on the home 
farm and attended the public schools until sixteen years old, 
later he became a student in Alfred (New York) Academy. 
He was also a pupil and teacher in Cayuga Academy, and 
altogether spent ten years as a student and teacher in West- 
ern New York. The Spring of 1853 found him in Milwau- 
kee, assistant teacher in the Milwaukee Academy. In 1854 
he entered Rush Medical College, graduating in 1856. In 
1859 and 1860 he was Demonstrator of Anatomy in the 
Chicago Medical College. 

In April, 1861, Dr. Wardner was commissioned sur- 
geon of the 12th Illinois Infantry. His unremitting atten- 
tion to the wants of the "boys" endeared him to all. After 
about a year he was made a staff or brigade surgeon, and 
served in the Second Division, Army of the Tennessee. 
After the battle of Corinth in October, 1862, Dr. Wardner 
was ordered to take charge of the hospital at Mound City, 
111. In February, 1863, he was ordered to Vicksburg by Gen. 
Grant. Ill health sent him North again. After a brief stay 
and at the expiration of his leave of absence he was again 
ordered to take charge of the hospital at Mound City. He 
remained in charge of this hospital until the close of the 
war when he was sent to Cairo, 111., to look after the sick 
soldiers returning from the front. He was brevetted Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel for meritorious services, October 6th, 1865, 
and honorably mustered out October 7th, 1865. In Novem- 


her following he founded St. Mary's Infirmary at Cairo, 
remaining with the institution ten years. Here he became 
a member of the Illinois Board of Health, and for two 
years its president. During the next twelve years he was 
Superintendent of the Southern Illinois Hospital for the 
Insane, at Anna, 111. In 1891 he took up his residence in 
La Porte, Ind., where he established a sanitarium now 
known as the Home Health Club and Hospital. 

Dr. Wardner was for some time president of the La 
Porte County Medical Society ; was a member of the Ameri- 
can Medical Association and the Indiana State Medical 
Society; was president of the Board of U. S. Pension Ex- 
aminers. He was a life member of the Army of the Ten- 
nessee, and of the Knight Templar Masons. 

Dr. Wardner was married February 16th, 1858, to Miss 
Louise Rockwood, of Sheboygan, Wis. Mrs. Wardner was 
with her husband during much of his war service, and was 
among the noble and patriotic women who sacrificed com- 
forts of home to aid the suffering. To her, his loving com- 
panion through all these years, we tender our heartfelt 

Our friends and loved ones pass from life, and the rest 
is silence, except as we hear in that still small voice within 
us, "Well Done, Thou Good and Faithful Servant." 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago April 2, 1905. 

panion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, 
and a member of the Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
died at Chicago on April 3rd, 1905. He was born at Hiram, 
Portage County, Ohio, and during his early boyhood his 
family moved to Cleveland, where he received a public 
school education, and then attended for two years an 
academy at Collamer, Ohio. He was one of the first to re- 
spond to President Lincoln's call for troops, and on April 
21st, 1861, enlisted as a private in Battery D, First Ohio 
Light Artillery, and was discharged July 27th, 1861, at ex- 
piration of term of service. 



In the organization of Battery G, First Ohio Light Ar- 
tillery, he was on November 27th, 1861, commissioned Sec- 
ond Lieutenant, and on February 27th, 1863, Captain, and 
was mustered out of service with the Battery, August 31st, 
1865. His three months' service was spent in West Vir- 
ginia, where his Battery was attached to General Landers' 

In the winter of 1861 his Battery was assigned to Crit- 
tenden's Corps, and he served with the Army of the Cum- 
berland during 1862, '63 and '64, participating in the bat- 
tles of Shiloh, Stone River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, 
Franklin and Nashville. At Stone River his battery did 
most signal service, and he had two horses shot from un- 
der him, but escaped unhurt. During the summer of 1865 
he served as Chief of Artillery of the Fourth Corps at 
New Orleans. At the close of the war he resumed busi- 
ness at Cleveland for a short time, and then moved to Oil 
City, Pa., where he resided for ten years. During the last 
sixteen years of his life he filled the responsible position of 
Purchasing Agent at Chicago for the Standard Oil Com- 

As a soldier, his strict devotion to duty, his coolness and 
bravery on the battlefield, and his watchful care over those 
in his command, won the commendation of his superiors, 
and the love and esteem of his men. 

As a citizen, he proved true to every duty imposed upon 
him; quiet and unostentatious in manner, he had the re- 
spect and confidence of all who knew him; warm-hearted, 
self- forgetful, always ready to lend a helping hand, his life 
was filled with pleasant deeds. 

He was devoted to his comrades in the Civil War, and 
to the last he retained the greatest interest in his military 

Companion Marshall left no children, but to the be- 


reaved widow, who for forty-five years enjoyed his sweet 
companionship, we tender the heartfelt sympathy of the 
members of this Commandery. 




Surgeon United States Volunteers. Died at Biloxi, Mississippi, 
May 19, 1905. 

identified with the Illinois Commandery almost from 
its inception, and who, by reason of his constancy in attend- 
ance upon its meetings during nearly twenty- four years, and 
by his charm of character and gentleness of manner had be- 
come one of the best known and most esteemed companions, 
departed this life at Biloxi, Mississippi, on Tuesday, May 

He was born in Guilford County, North Carolina, Octo- 
ber 25th, 1825. His life spanning more than the three score 
years and ten, was eventful, useful and active. Only within 
a few years did he exchange business cares for the quiet 



retirement which the balmy climate and the recreation that 
the beautiful Gulf on the Southern coast of Mississippi 

He descended from Quaker ancestry who left Old Eng- 
land and crossed the wide ocean to build up a community 
in the wilderness of Virginia, that they might worship God 
according to the dictates of their own consciences and tra- 
ditions. They organized schools for their own children and 
for the Indians. They were the peacemakers between un- 
ruly and turbulent whites and their savage foes. Later, 
they became advocates of emancipation of slaves, and en- 
countered opposition. Samuel Nixon, the father of our 
departed Companion, proved the sincerity of his anti-slav- 
ery convictions, by freeing his slaves and placing them out- 
side the jurisdiction of Virginia. For a time he lived across 
the border in North Carolina. 

When young Oliver was about six years old, his father 
with a large body of the Society of Friends, removed to 
Indiana, in the vicinity of Richmond, here his early edu- 
cation was obtained in a Friend's Boarding School, which 
is now Earlham College. He graduated with honors at 
Farmers' College, near Cincinnati, in 1819, having earned 
his way through by teaching in smaller Ohio towns. Dur- 
ing his school life he listened with a boy's enthusiasm to 
addresses from Tom Corwin and Benjamin Wade. In col- 
lege, Murat Halsted, Benjamin Harrison, Lewis B. Gunckle, 
and men who in later life greatly expanded the fame of Ohio 
in various fields of renown, politics and letters were his 

His college course completed, he resumed teaching at 
Wilmington, Ohio, and began the study of medicine. He 
had only made little progress in his medical studies when 
the excitement engendered by the discoveries of gold in 
California engulfed a number of the young men at Wilming- 
ton, young Nixon among the number. In the spring of 1850 


they started on their long journey across plains and moun- 
tains, and reached Sacramento, California, after driving 
their teams for nine months. The party scattered into every 
possible pursuit. Our Companion went to the foot hills, cut 
wood and hauled it to Sacramento, receiving an enormous 
price for it. Cholera soon made its appearance and the Ofiio 
adventurers left Sacramento to work in the mines. Our 
friend's strength seemed not sufficient for this. He was 
taken ill and proceeded to San Francisco; from there he 
went by ship to Oregon. Here, at the Falls of the Willa- 
mette, he taught school in a log house. Later he became 
the purser on the first steamboat on the Columbia River. 
After three years, he returned to "the States" by way of 
Nicaraugua, and resumed the study of medicine, and gradu- 
ated from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. He en- 
tered the practice of his profession at Cincinnati, being as- 
sociated with Dr. W. B. Elstun, whose sister, Miss Louise 
Elstun, he married. 

The breaking out of the war found him there. When 
such men as Colonel Groesbeck and General Noyes were 
engaged in organizing the Thirty-ninth Ohio Volunteers, 
men of the temper, training and patriotism of Dr. Nixon 
did not require much urging. He was enrolled for three 
years July 8th, 1861, and mustered in as Major and Sur- 
geon of the Regiment on August 16th, 1861, at Camp Den- 
nison, Ohio. The Regiment participated in the early Mis- 
souri Campaign. It was at Camp Benton, at the time of 
the Battle of Wilson's Creek. Soon after this it was di- 
vided in numerous detachments serving apart from each 
other. Surgeon Nixon accompanied the portion of his com- 
mand that was assigned to General Sturgis. His duties be- 
came multifarious. He acted as commanding officer, com- 
missary, sanitary inspector, medical adviser, attendant upon 
sick and wounded, and even comforter to homesick boys. 


He then served with General Pope in the Army of the 
Mississippi, who finding this young surgeon always busy, 
willing, cheerful, and hopeful, detached him from his regi- 
ment and made him his Medical Director. 

While Dr. Nixon was on duty near Corinth, the con- 
cussion of an exploding shell ruptured the drum of his ear, 
from which injury he never recovered. He was ordered 
North with a large number of Confederate prisoners, which 
he delivered safely at Columbus, and then went to Cincinnati 
for much needed treatment. 

General Pope when assigned to the command of the 
Army of the Potomac, urged our Companion to join him 
there, but when Dr. Nixon realized that his injury was 
permanent, and that it rendered him unfit for the responsi- 
bilities of an Army Surgeon, he resigned on May 31st, 1862. 

Returning to civilian life, he found it necessary to seek 
other pursuits than the practice of medicine, as his lack of 
hearing was a barrier to this. His friends twice elected him 
county treasurer of Cincinnati, and then he turned his atten- 
tion to literary work. Among his literary productions of 
historic value was, "How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon 
for the Union;" "The Mountain Meadows," and "Marcus 
Whitman's Ride Through Savage Lands," etc. 

He became interested in the Cincinnati Times and 
Chronicle, and later, was for many years the Literary Editor 
of the Chicago Inter Ocean. This position he relinquished 
several years ago, and since then has spent his winters at 
Biloxi, Mississippi, enjoying the much deserved rest in the 
companionship of his devoted wife. 

He became a Companion of the first class of the Mili- 
tary Order of the Loyal Legion, Commandery of Illinois, 
November 2nd, 1881, bearing Insignia No. 2183. He was 
much attached to it. In the evening of his life he desisted 
from all social, end-of-day gatherings, excepting Command- 
ery meetings. 


He was a man of kindly disposition, sincerity of char- 
acter and simplicity of life, with unbounded love for God 
and for mankind. He was happy in an abiding faith that 
the portals that close upon us here open the way to the better 
and higher life beyond. 

To the devoted wife in whose loving arms he reposed 
when he passed to the hither shore, and to his son Charles, 
we can only extend our sympathy. His was a good life, well 
lived and peacefully finished. 

CHARLES R. E. Kocn, 



Brigadier General United States Army. Died at Buffalo, New York, 
May 23, 1905. 

WITH the ceaseless demands of nature the end draws 
swiftly near for that magnificent Army of the Union 
that answered to their roll call when the going down of the 
sun at Appomattox's crimson field marked the closing scene 
of our four years' Civil War. Forty years and more have 
drifted into the past and soon will have ended the long 
march toward the thither shore of the "Eternal Land" and 
the sun of life will set upon the last slender remnant of a 
once mighty army that made possible the existence of a 
greater America. In the passing of our late Companion 
Brigadier-General Alfred T. Smith, U. S. Army (retired), 



who died at Buffalo, New York, May 23rd, 1905, in swift 
succession to so many who but lately stood beside in happy 
reunion, we are brought to a keen realization that: 

"Swift to the close ebbs out life's day," 
"Earth's joys grow dim, its glories fade away." 

Son of one of our best beloved and most highly esteemed 
Companions Major General John E. Smith, deceased, 
his demise should appeal to our hearts in kindly remem- 
brance and sincere regret; although to many of our Com- 
mandery he was not personally known because of his con- 
tinuous absence on duty with his Regiment. He was ap- 
pointed a cadet at West Point July 1st, 1855; Brevetted 
Second Lieutenant Fourth United States Infantry, July 1st, 
1860; Second Lieutenant Eighth United States Infantry, 
October 17th, 1860; First Lieutenant May 14th, 1861, and 
Captain, September 19th, 1863. He was appointed as 
Colonel of the One Hundred and Fifty-six Illinois Volun- 
teer Infantry, April 4th, 1865, serving therewith until Sep- 
tember 20th, 1865, when the Regiment was mustered out 
and he returned to the Eighth United States Infantry. He 
was promoted to Major Seventh United States Infantry, 
July 3rd, 1883; Lieutenant-Colonel, Eighth United States 
Infantry, December 16th, 1888, and Colonel Thirteenth 
United States Infantry, March 1st, 1894. He was brevetted 
Captain United States Army July 1st, 1862, "for gallant and 
meritorious service during the Peninsula Campaign, Va.," 
and Major and Lieutenant-Colonel, March, 1865, "for gal- 
lant and meritorious services during the war." He was 
retired with the rank of Brigadier General U. S. A. at his 
own request after "forty years' service." He served with 
the Army of the Potomac and the Army of the Tennessee, 
participating in the battles of Chattanooga, Dalton and Mem- 


We tender our heartfelt condolence to his family in the 
hope of a future reunion where parting shall come no more, 
only joy and peace forever. 




Brevet Major United States Volunteers. Died at Los Angeles, 
California, May 29, 1905. 

LEAN, born at Quebec, Canada, August 14th, 1828 ; 
died at Los Angeles, California, May 29th, 1905. 

The records show that Major McLean entered the service 
as First Lieutenant and Quartermaster One Hundred and 
Thirteenth Illinois Infantry, U. S. V., August 21st, 1862. 
On May 18th, 1864, he was promoted to Captain and C. S., 
and on July 14th, 1865, he was mustered out with the rank 
of Brevet Major "for faithful and meritorious services 
during the war." 

Major McLean served with the Army of Tennessee, 
being present at Chickasaw Bayou and Arkansas Post. He 



participated in the battle of Jackson, Mississippi; the as- 
sault and siege of Vicksburg; the battle of Missionary 
Ridge; the Atlanta Campaign; the March to the Sea and 
through the Carolinas, and in the final grand review at 
Washington. He was elected a Companion of the First 
Class in this Commandery on April 4th, 1881. About the 
year 1887 he changed his residence to California, and for 
this reason your Committee has not been familiar with his 
later life. It is also unable to speak advisedly of his earlier 
career before the war. 

The position to which he was mustered in at the in- 
ception of his services indicates that at that time he had 
earned a high place in the confidence and esteem of his 
community. His long and arduous war experience speaks 
for itself. It was his fortune to be a participant in many 
of the most stirring events of the war of the Rebellion, and 
at its close, crowned with the laurel of his country's ap- 
proval, he modestly laid down his arms and joined the great 
army of peace in rebuilding the shattered fabric of the 
land of his adoption. 

The thousands of young men released from army ser- 
vices in 1865 could not be choosers of their vocation. Neces- 
sity compelled them to adopt the readiest means of an hon- 
est livelihood. Major McLean embarked in the fire insur- 
ance business and his unusual abilities attracted early at- 
tention. He was soon called upon to serve the Home Insur- 
ance Company of New York as Special Agent, after which 
he was promoted to the position of Adjuster for the Hart- 
ford Fire Insurance Company, which he served until about 
the year 1883, when he accepted the position of General Ad- 
juster with the Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance Com- 
pany of Massachusetts. He continued to serve this Com- 
pany up to the time of his final retirement from active busi- 
ness, when, after a year or two of foreign travel, he took 
up his residence in California, where he lived to a green 


old age in the peaceful pursuit of a fruit grower in that 
land of sunshine and flowers. 

Major McLean was a good soldier, a good citizen, a 
devoted lover of the land of his adoption, a man of sterling 
integrity, a loyal friend and a most genial and lovable gen- 
tleman. What more can be said? The long and peaceful 
afternoon of his life was passed amid happy surroundings 
and cheered by the reflections of duty well done. He has 
joined "the innumerable caravan" and moved to the mys- 
terious realm where it is our common hope that life's best 
aspirations are garnered. Peace to his ashes. 




Brevet Colonel United States Volunteers. Died at Ottawa, Illinois, 
June 3, 1905. 

STRICKEN with fatal illness on last Memorial Day, our 
Companion Brevet Colonel Douglas Hapeman died at 
dawn, June 3rd, 1905, at his home in Ottawa, Illinois. 

Douglas Hapeman was born in Fulton County, New 
York, January 15th, 1839, and came to La Salle County, 
Illinois, in 1845. At the early age of thirteen he entered 
the office of the Ottawa Free Trader, a newspaper and 
publishing house, and at the outbreak of the Rebellion he 
had mastered all the details of a business which he intended 
should be his life vocation. 

But then came "the long roll of Sumter's guns," the 
President's call for 75,000 militia, and the Governor's, for 



volunteers to fill six regiments from Illinois. Among the 
thousands of the brave and loyal who responded to these 
calls, none answered, "Here," more readily than did young 
Hapeman. Within ten days after the fall of Fort Sumter 
he was in Camp Yates, at Springfield, Illinois, with his 
Company, and from that time until the end of the war he 
continued in the service of his country. 

He was commissioned, April 23rd, 1861, Second Lieu- 
tenant, Company H, Eleventh Illinois Infantry, a regiment 
commanded by the immortal W. H. L. Wallace and the 
chivalrous Ransom. While in that regiment, Lieutenant 
Hapeman was always "for duty." In camp, on the march 
or the battlefield, wherever the regiment was, he was there. 
At the battle of Fort Donelson, February 15th, 18G2, where 
the regiment for five hours stemmed the torrent of butter- 
nut and gray that attempted to overwhelm the single line 
of blue where the regiment's list of casualties was over 
67 per cent, of its firing line, of whom 102 were killed or 
mortally wounded he commanded his Company with the 
most unflinching courage, a company numbering 52 all told, 
of whom 12 were there killed and 30 others wounded. 
Again, in the following April at the battle of Shiloh, where 
the regiment's killed and wounded were 50 per cent, of 
those engaged, he commanded a company with the same 
steadfast courage he had displayed at Donelson. 

When, in 1862, the call came for "Three Hundred 
Thousand more," an entire regiment was raised in the Coun- 
ty from which Lieutenant Hapeman had gone to the front 
eighteen months before. Such, among the people at home, 
was the reputation he had so well earned for gallantry and 
meritorious services in the field, that, young as he was, the 
Lieutenant-Colonelcy of this new regiment, the One Hun- 
dred and Fourth Illinois Infantry, was tendered to him. By 
special order of the War Department he was discharged 
from the service as Second Lieutenant, "for promotion," 


and upon the muster in of the new regiment, August 27th, 
1862, he at once assumed its actual management, A. B. 
Moore, the Colonel, being wholly inexperienced and other- 
wise somewhat unfitted to perform the duties of his position. 

On September 6th, 1862, his regiment left Ottawa for 
Louisville, Kentucky, and from that time until its muster 
out, at Washington, District of Columbia, June 6th, 1865, 
Colonel Hapeman participated in every campaign and bat- 
tle in which this regiment was engaged, excepting Sherman's 
March through the Carolinas and the battle of Bentonville. 

The brigade to which the One Hundred and Fourth Illi- 
nois Infantry was attached, was surprised in its camp near 
Hartsville, Tennessee, at daybreak, December 7th, 1862, by 
an overwhelming force of the enemy, and after three hours 
of fighting was surrendered by its commander. The whole 
brigade lost 261 in killed and wounded, of whom 156 be- 
longed to the seven companies of that regiment, numbering 
about 400 men, which were present and bore the brunt of 
the fight under Lieutenant-Colonel Hapeman. The per- 
centage of killed and wounded in his command sufficiently 
attests that the surrender was not owing to any lack of fight- 
ing quality on his part. From the prisoners there taken, 
Lieutenant-Colonel Hapeman and twelve other officers were 
selected and placed in close confinement in a prison at At- 
lanta, Georgia, by order of General Bragg. They were in- 
formed by a Confederate officer that this was done be- 
cause Major McNeil, a Federal officer, had shot thirteen 
of his prisoners at Palmyra, Missouri, under circumstances 
which the Confederates claimed had made their execution 
murder. They were also notified that if Major McNeil 
should not be surrendered on demand to the Confederates 
for trial they would be executed in retaliation for his al- 
leged violation of the laws of civilized warfare. With this 
threat hanging over him like the sword above Damocles, not 
knowing at what hour he might be taken out for execution, 


Lieutenant-Colonel Hapeman, for four months, endured 
the hardships and deprivations of foul prison with the same 
soldierly spirit and fortitude he ever exhibited on the battle- 

Upon his release from prison he rejoined his regiment, 
May 21st, 1863, and thenceforward he was constantly at 
the front until the fall of Savannah, Georgia. He partici- 
pated in the Tullahoma campaign, and in the Chickamauga 
campaign and its days of battle. He endured the siege of 
Chattanooga, was in the night fight above the clouds on 
Lookout Mountain, and led his regiment with distinguished 
bravery at the storming of Missionary Ridge. He went 
through the whole of the Atlanta Campaign from Buzzard's 
Roost to Jonesboro, during which there was seldom a day 
he was not under fire, taking part as he did with his regi- 
ment in the engagements at Resaca, Pumpkin Vine Creek, 
near Dallas, around "Blazing Kenesaw," at Smyrna Church, 
at Peach Tree and Utoy Creeks, and in the skirmishing and 
the firing between the opposing rifle pits, that made up the al- 
most daily routine of that memorable four months campaign, 
which terminated only when the glad news was flashed to 
the North "Atlanta is ours and fairly won." He was in 
the pursuit of Hood into North Alabama after the fall of 
Atlanta, during which he commanded the First Brigade, 
First Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, the brigade to 
which his regiment belonged through the last twenty months 
of its service. He was on the March to the Sea, and at 
the siege of Savannah. Here he was granted a short leave 
of absence, but before it expired Sherman had "cut loose" 
again, and he could not reach his regiment until it arrived 
near Raleigh, North Carolina, and thus, much to his regret, 
he missed the only campaign and battle in which any com- 
mand of his was engaged when he was not with it. 

Whether in command of a company, a regiment, or a 
brigade, he filled the position well under all circumstances, 


and by his soldierly qualities he gained the full confidence 
of those who served under him. While not a martinet he 
maintained discipline with a firm, though kindly, hand. 
Much of the efficiency attained by his regiment was own- 
ing to his care, his good judgment, and his qualifications as 
an officer. Intrepid alike in assault or in defense, no braver 
man wore the "Acorn" of the Fourteenth Army Corps. He 
never wavered in his devotion to the Union, and his faith 
in the ultimate success of its arms was unfaltering. 

When the war was over Colonel Hapeman renewed his 
connection with the Free Trader, this time as a partner 
in the establishment. As in the Army, so in all the walks 
of civil life his career was marked by the conscientious per- 
formance of every duty cast upon him. He was a man of 
sterling integrity, faithful to every trust reposed in him, 
respected by all who knew him, and deeply loved by those 
who served under him in his youthful days. In 1867, he 
married a most estimable and accomplished young lady, 
Miss Ella, the only child of William Thomas, a prominent 
citizen of Illinois. Their union was blessed with a son and 
daughter who, with the grief -stricken wife, survive him. 
Devotedly attached to them, and to him, his domestic life 
was full of comfort and happiness. 

By the silent river he loved so well his comrades 
"Laid him in the sleep that comes to all, 
And left him to his rest and his renown." 

"Around his grave are quietude and beauty, 

And the sweet heaven above 
The fitting symbols of a life of duty 
Transfigured into love." 




First Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Lake Forest, 
Illinois, June 4, 1905. 

First Lieutenant of First Michigan Light Artillery, 
lived and died as a brave soldier. His death was the result 
of injuries received in the line of duty in the battle against 
disease. Nine years of suffering followed the wounds, but 
duty was not neglected. He labored earnestly and well to 
the very last for his suffering clientage, when a less con- 
scientious and strenuous man would long before have ceased 
his labors. When not actively engaged in his scientific work, 
he sought relief, during this painful period, in literary pur- 
suits and gave to the world two interesting novels, "The 
Fat of the Land" and "Doctor Tom," the one published in 



February and the other in August, 1904, books that for 
years to come, will keep before his constituents his high 
ideals; books that will place him in the roll of honor with 
the physicians who wrote "Bab and his Friends," "The 
Autocrat" and "Hugh Wynne." 

To sum up his life, we find a creditable military record, 
a successful medical career, crowned by a notable achieve- 
ment in letters. 

He was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, September, 17, 1841. 
His literary education was acquired in the Monroe Academy 
of New York. He served for almost three years in the 
First Michigan Light Artillery, mustered in as a private 
August 7th, 1862 ; Quartermaster Sergeant May 31st, 1863 ; 
Second Lieutenant September (5th, 1864; First Lieutenant 
May 22nd, 1865 ; mustered out with battery July 28th, 1865. 
He served with his battery in the Army of Cumberland 
and actively participated in the battles of Perryville, Stone's 
River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Franklin and Nashville. 
He was elected a Companion of the First Class, Original, 
of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United 
States, through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
October 6th, 1880. 

He began the study of Medicine in the University of 
Michigan in the Fall of 1865, and graduated at the Hahne- 
mann Medical College, Chicago, 1868 ; married, September 
2nd, 1869 ; was made Professor of Diseases of Women in 
Chicago Homeopathic College 1879; for ten years was 
President of the Homeopathic Staff of Cook County Hos- 
pital and in 1888 established the Streeter Hospital which he 
conducted very creditably until his death June 4th, 1905. 
A widow and three children survive him. One of the chil- 
dren is Dr. E. C. Streeter, a Companion of the Loyal Le- 
gion and a worthy successor in Medicine and Surgery of his 
father. Two daughters survive : and the marriage of one of 
them at his dying bed was among the heroic acts of his life. 


This memorial can in no better way be concluded than 
by making application to our Companion of his own pub- 
lished estimate of the "Ideal Physician." 

"With earnest faithfulness each day's work is done, and 
the midnight oil bears testimony of his anxiety for the 
morrow. With eyes which look upward when he thinks of 
the future, but downward when he thinks of trie past; with 
hope and fear and joy and sorrow in daily communion, I see 
him pass the meridian of life, and I see upon his face a pa- 
tient willingness to be at rest. And, when the harvest is 
over and life's gleaning is done, I see him turn joyfully 
home hearing his sheaves with him. And I hear the com- 
mendation of the great Physician : 'Inasmuch as you have 
done it unto the least of these, ye have done it unto Me.' " 




First Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago June 

23, 7905. 

ANDREW LUCAS HUNT was born in New York 
'** City, March 19th, 1844. His father and mother were 
of the best type of English people, coming to this country 
from Birmingham, England, and settling in Chicago in the 
year 1847, at which date the well known hardware busi- 
ness of Edwin Hunt & Sons had its origin. 

Companion Hunt was the second of a family of eight 
children. He received his education in the Chicago schools, 
the old Dearborn and West Side High School. He united 
with the Second Presbyterian Church about the year 1860 
and from that time to the date of his death he took an ac- 



tive part in Christian work and was always ready to lend a 
helping hand in trying to benefit his fellowmen. He was a 
life member of the Young Men's Christian Association. Be- 
fore he was seventeen years old he joined the Elsworth 
Zouaves, organized by the late Captain E. L. Brand, and 
was a most faithful member. Later, when he responded 
to his country's call, although quite young, he was offered 
a commission. He was mustered into the service at Camp 
Fry, Chicago, Illinois, May 31st, 1864, as First Lieutenant 
Co. I, One Hundred and Thirty-fourth Illinois Infantry, 
U. S. A., to serve 100 days and was mustered out with his 
regiment October 25th, 1864. The regiment left Camp 
Fry June 3rd, 1864, for Columbus, Kentucky, where it was 
assigned to garrison duty. After expiration of term of 
service, the regiment voluntarily remained in service and was 
transferred to St. Louis, Missouri, when it went out some 
35 or 40 miles after Confederate forces and had some 
skirmishing and guerilla warfare. After being mustered 
out of service, Companion Hunt engaged in the hardware 
business with his father and brothers where he continued 
as a member of the firm of Edwin Hunt & Sons to the time 
of his death. 

Lieutenant Hunt was elected a Companion of the First 
Class, Original, of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion 
of the United States, through the Commandery of the 
State of Illinois, November 12th, 1896, his insignia number 
being 11,600. He died at Chicago, Illinois, June 23rd, 

To his widow and son, who survive him, we tender pro- 
found sympathy. 




Second Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago 
June 23, 1905. 

WILLIAM ROBERTSON PAGE was born at Jeffer- 
son Barracks, Missouri, October 9th, 1843, and died 
at Chicago, Illinois, June 23rd, 1905. He was a son of Cap- 
tain John Page, Fourth Infantry, U. S. A., who was mor- 
tally wounded at Palo Alto May 8th, 1846, and died July 
12th, 1846. In 1852 young Page sailed for Europe, and at- 
tended school in Florence, Italy, and Paris, France, until 
1857, when he returned home and entered the preparatory 
school of the Northwestern University at Evanston. 

He entered the service as private, Company A, First 
Illinois Light Artillery, U. S. V., August 25th, 1861; was 
promoted to Second Lieutenant, Company F, Benton Cadets, 



Missouri Infantry, U. S. V., September 27th, 1861. Every 
male member of the Page family had enlisted and it became 
necessary that some one of them should resign and return 
home to take care of the family and their property interests. 
It fell to the lot of Lieutenant Page, and he reluctantly re- 
signed December 7th, 1861, in obedience to the wishes of 
his family and in accordance with his sense of duty. He 
was elected a Companion of the First Class, Original, of 
the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, April 4th, 
1901, his insignia number being 13177. 

He attended Harvard College and also Harvard Law 
School, from both of which institutions he graduated and 
from that time until his last illness was actively engaged in 
the practice of law at Chicago. He was an able lawyer and 
possessed the regard and respect of both the bench and the 
bar. He had the reputation of carefully preparing his cases 
and giving the best of attention to all matters which were 
committed to his charge. 

He was actively connected with the Chicago Athenaeum 
during its entire existence. He was a member of its first 
Board of Directors and served continuously as a Director 
and for much of the time also as Vice-president and Presi- 
dent during the entire life of the organization. 

He was appointed by the Governor one of the Trustees 
of the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans Home at Normal in the 
spring of 1897 and held that position for about four years, 
when he resigned. The duties imposed upon him were faith- 
fully and ably discharged, especially in carrying the manage- 
ment of the Home through a serious crisis which had arisen 
in its affairs. 

The only other political office ever held by Mr. Page was 
that of Supervisor of the Town of South Chicago. This 
office came to him as the result of a vigorous reform move- 
ment encouraged by such men as Robert T. Lincoln, Ed- 


ward G. Mason and Himtington W. Jackson and others, the 
purpose of which was to wrest the business management 
of the South Town from the hands of a corrupt gang of 

The charitable activities of Mr. Page found especial 
play in connection with the Illinois Industrial School for 
Boys as Glenwood, of which institution he became a Direc- 
tor in May, 1889, and served as such up to the time of his 
death ; during all of this time he was the recognized attorney 
for the school, attending to all its legal business up to the 
time of his death, besides giving to the Institution much of 
his money and valuable time. 

He was married to Miss Florence Talcott, who, with 
their daughter Florence Ethel Page and their son Ralph H. 
Page, survives him. 

He was not only a courteous gentleman and a loyal 
friend, but he was a man of untiring energy, of great in- 
tellectual ability with strong business acumen, of unswerv- 
ing integrity and of wide public spirit. No one ever ap- 
pealed to him in vain for help. Many quiet, generous deeds 
were done by him of which but few knew. His charity 
was of the most practical kind. The spirit of his giving was 
on the broad lines of enabling others to help themselves, as 
illustrated by the thought and labor that he expended 
toward enlarging the usefulness of the Chicago Athenaeum. 

He believed that prevention was better than cure, so 
gave not only of money, but of time and personal endeavor 
to the care of the young, and to their wise guidance in the 
most protected way, as instanced in his work for the Glen- 
wood Industrial School for Boys and the Illinois Soldiers' 
Orphans Home at Normal. He often gave his professional 
services without remuneration to help not only individuals, 
but also the educational and charitable institutions with 
which he was connected. 


If, as many of us have been taught to believe, a Record- 
ing Angel notes our kind and generous deeds, there will be 
upon his book many a credit entry to our departed comrade. 




Private United States Volunteers. Died at Beloit, Wisconsin, 
June 28, 1905. 

Beloit, Wisconsin, on June 28th, 1905. He was born 
at Madison in the State of Maine on October 24th, 1843, 
and \\hile quite a young lad removed to the City of Boston 
where he resided at the beginning of the great war. 

On September 19th, 18*62, he enlisted as a private in 
Company K of the Fifth Massachusetts Infantry Volun- 
teers, one of the nine months' regiments organized by that 
State, and served with the same until July 2nd, 1863, when 
he was mustered out by reason of expiration of his term 
of enlistment. 



He became a member of the Illinois Commandery of 
the Military Order of the Loyal Legion April 9th, 3896, 
deriving his eligibility for membership from his brother, 
Captain Frank W. Hilton, who was a Captain in the Six- 
teenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and who died on 
January 19th, 1882. His war service was rendered with the 
Army of the Potomac. 

Shortly after the war, Companion Hilton came to Chi- 
cago, and spent most of his active life from that time to 
nearly the close of his life's career in this City, being con- 
nected in various capacities in the hotel business. 

In 1865 he was night clerk of the New Transit House 
at the Union Stock Yards where he remained until some 
time in 1866. Then he removed to the Briggs House where 
he remained until 1873. During his incumbency here, the 
great Chicago fire took place which destroyed the hotel and 
with it all of his own belongings. He was also again sub- 
jected to a fire loss in 1874 when connected for a short 
time with the St. James Hotel. He was then at the Sher- 
man House for seven years and the Tremont House for 
four years, part of the time one of the proprietors of this 
well known Chicago Hotel in the firm of John A. Rice & 
Company. From July, 1888, to May, 1890, he was con- 
nected with the Palmer House. When the Wellington was 
opened in 1890 his genial face and pleasant voice greeted 
the coming and speeded the departing guests until July, 
1894, when he assumed charge of the Lakota Hotel, where 
he remained until January, 1896. In the early 80's Com- 
panion Hilton for a short time deserted the Chicago hos- 
telrys to become a proprietor of the Aborn House at Des 
Moines, Iowa. 

In 1886 Companion Hilton was appointed Captain and 
Inspector of Rifle practice of the Second Infantry Illinois 
National Guard and in 1887 he was promoted to the rank 


of Major of that regiment. This position he resigned on 
January 30th, 1890. On January 4th, 1896, Governor Alt- 
geld appointed him Adjutant General of the State of Illi- 
nois, which position he relinquished upon fender of his 
resignation on February 2nd, 1897. After retirement from 
this position our Companion was engaged in various lines 
of business temporarily, but several years ago he became 
proprietor of the Terrace Hotel at Waukesha, Wisconsin, 
and later of the Hilton House, Beloit, Wisconsin, where he 
departed this life. 

He was married to Miss Harriet A. Chickering in Sep- 
tember, 1867, who with their son, George C. Hilton, survive 
him. To them we extend our sympathy. 

A good citizen, a faithful soldier and a noble soul has 
left us, and is now enrolled in that great army in the far 




Surgeon United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, July 13, 1905. 

parted this life July 13th, 1905. He was born at 
Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, May Gth, 1835. 
He there attended the local schools until the demand for 
higher education brought him to the Falley Academy, and 
at length to the Albany Medical College, from which he 
graduated in 1858 to take a post-graduate course in the 
famous Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. The out- 
break of the Civil War found him a practicing physician and 
surgeon at Malone, New York, where, on May 4th, 1859, he 
had married Miss Mary E. Porter. Filled with the patriotic 
spirit of the day he joined with his sister's husband later 



General Amos Kimball, Quartermaster General, U. S. Army 
in recruiting a Company for the Ninety-eighth Regiment, 
New York Volunteer Infantry, with a view of accepting a 
position of Assistant Surgeon in that regiment. The popu- 
lar clamor of the parents that he should remain with the 
Company to care for the interests of their boys, and the 
action of the members of the Company in electing him their 
Captain in spite of his protests, decided him to forego his in- 
tention of serving where his inclination led him to believe 
he could best serve his Country in caring for the health 
of his men, and he was mustered into the service of the 
United States as Captain, Company H, November 22nd, 
1861, in which position he served until the recruiting of the 
regiment when he was appointed as Assistant Surgeon 
November loth, 1862, and mustered out as such June 2nd, 
1863. He was immediately reappointed, as Assistant Sur- 
geon, One Hundred and Fourteenth Regiment, N. Y., In- 
fantry, and served until the expiration of their term of ser- 
vice and was mustered out September 29th, 1864. He was 
appointed Surgeon of the One Hundred and Eighty-fifth 
Regiment, N. Y. Infantry, October 1st, 1864, remaining until 
mustered out March 30th, 1865. 

His early service was with the Army of the Potomac, 
and at the battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia, he was severely 
wounded. His last service was with the Nineteenth Corps 
under General Banks. 

While in Louisiana a serious outbreak of smallpox 
threatened the Corps, and a camp of isolation was estab- 
lished. Volunteers were called for among the Medical Start 
to take charge of this camp. Dr. Crary was the only mem- 
ber to respond and as a reward for his efficient service was 
shortly after appointed Medical Purveyor of the Nineteenth 

He was elected a Companion of this Commandery No- 
vember 10th, 1892 Insignia No. 9825 and at the several 


meetings no one was more welcome or happy in the com- 
panionship and the delightful associations born of his pres- 

He was for a number of years a member of the Board of 
Examining Surgeons in Chicago and in his general prac- 
tice he was a generous friend and benefactor as well as 
the skillful physician. 

His affliction had compelled him to abandon his practice 
and for two or three years he had withdrawn from public 
life, a helpless invalid. For months his spirit hovered in 
that twilight that lies between time and eternity. Like Heine 
on his "mattress-grave," his only employment was to look 
back over his past deeds and to look forward to his ap- 
proaching dissolution. There were no reasons why the look 
forward should have been one of apprehension. There 
were many reasons why the look backward should have been 
one of satisfaction. He had proved himself to be a man in 
whom the most charming and delightful qualities were 
united. If he had had an enemy none were deserved, while 
his friends were numbered in hosts, for they loved him for 
his cordial manners and the abounding good cheer of 
his presence. Kindly, considerate, courteous, he was a gen- 
tleman ; not in the solely ordinary acceptance of the term, but 
as implying a winning personality begotten of an ever-exist- 
ent desire to make life a joy for his friends and companions. 

In memory there is always an element of sadness. It 
has no present nor future in life. But in the fragrance of 
the memory that will remain ever sweet and a source of de- 
light in the hearts of those that knew him best, the happy 
recollections of Charles W. Crary will revive the pleasant 
summer days of life, ever brightened by the effulgence of 
his sunny nature and charming manner, and the kindness 
and gentleness that marked in a high degree his associa- 
tions with the world. 


The self abnegation and tender care of his wife and 
daughter during the long period of his illness is a gracious 
tribute to the loving kindness of his home life, and to 
them who will miss him more keenly and constantly in their 
loneliness, we tender our most profound condolence and 
regret for the great sorrow that has befallen them. 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at South Superior, Wis- 
consin, August 8, 1905. 

/CAPTAIN JARVIS WHITE was born at Whiting, 
^-^ Vermont, April 21st, 1833, and died at his residence, 
5420 Gumming Avenue, South Superior, Wisconsin, at 3 
o'clock Monday morning, August 8th, 1904. 

His army record commences with his enlistment at Reed- 
ville, near Boston, Massachusetts, as private, Company C, 
Twenty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Octo- 
ber 13th, 1861. In 1864 he reenlisted with his regiment, 
four hundred strong, at St. Augustine, Florida, and was 
mustered out January 20th, 1866, having served over four 
years and three months. 



Companion White participated in twenty-three import- 
ant engagements, was severely wounded through the thigh 
in his last engagement at Deep Bottom in front of Rich- 
mond, Virginia, August 14th, 1864, and on account of this 
wound he did not report for duty until March, 1865. His 
regiment at that time was in front of Richmond, was the 
first regiment to enter that stronghold, April 8th, 1865, gar- 
risoned the city for nine months, and was mustered out 
January 20th, 1866. 

Companion White was prevailed upon recently to give 
the press a brief history of his war record, and in closing 
he said : "During my service I held the rank of private, 
corporal, sergeant, left general guide, color bearer, orderly 
sergeant, second lieutenant, first lieutenant, and captain, of 
all of which I feel very proud." 

After the war he returned to Massachusetts and en- 
gaged in business at Milford, where he remained until 1874, 
when he removed to Davenport, Iowa. Here he conducted 
a successful business until his removal to Superior, Wiscon- 
sin, in 1890. 

Companion White was an honorable, upright man, with 
decided opinions and ready to do battle at any time for what 
he believed was just and right and his loss is not alone to his 
family but to his associates through life. His home paper 
editorially says : "In the death of Captain White, Superior 
loses one of its most highly esteemed citizens. Seldom 
has the loss of a citizen been so universally mourned. In 
every relation of life Captain White was true to his splendid 
manhood, true in his loyalty to his fellows and to every re- 
sponsibility that came to him during his long and useful 
life. A hero of many battles during the trying years of the 
Great Rebellion, he realized when the war was over and he 
was mustered out of the victorious Union Army, that the 
flag can be honored in peace as well as in war, by living a 
life of good citizenship, and he never failed in the fulfilment 


of the duties that good citizenship requires. His memory 
will long be cherished by all who knew him. 

"He was a member of Palmer Post, G. A. R., and past 
commander of the Post, a member of the Military Order of 
the Loyal Legion of the United States, to which he was 
elected June 17th, 1886, through the Commandery of the 
State of Illinois; of the Knights Templar, in which he 
held prominent positions, and was an honored member of 
the Baptist Church, City Improvement Co. and Floral Club. 

"Captain White was married in 1891 to Miss Loreta 
Hickman, of Laporte, Indiana, moving into the commodious 
home he had prepared and where they have since lived, 
excepting last winter, when several months were spent 
in Tennessee, in hopes that the warm climate would bene- 
fit his health. 

"He was elected alderman of his ward in 1895, and in 
1897 a representative to the State Legislature. In 1898 he 
was appointed postmaster, and served until the expiration 
of his commission." 

His last illness, which lasted for several months, and 
the cause of his final surrender was the severe wound he 
received at Deep Bottom, in front of Richmond. Com- 
panion White's remains were laid to rest, wrapped in the 
folds of the Stars and Stripes, the Nation's Flag which he 
so gallantly defended. 

He has answered to the final roll call. Taps have been 
sounded, lights out. His widow, as also this Commandery, 
has lost a companion whose record as a citizen and soldier 
will always be cherished. 




Brevet Major United States Army. Died at Nyack, New York, 
September 2, 1905. 

PRENTICE, a Companion of this Commandery, died 
on the 2nd day of September, A. D., 1905, at the home of 
his son, Rev. Sartell Prentice, in Nyack, New York. 

Companion Prentice was born at Albany, New York, 
on the 29th day of May, 1837, the son of Ezra Parmalee 
Prentice, a well-known citizen, who was subsequently Presi- 
dent of the Commercial National Bank of Albany and had 
been closely connected with the Albany and Susquehanna 
Railroad which he was in a great measure instrumental in 
constructing. In earlier life he had engaged in the fur trade 
and been very successful, his posts extending from Nova 



Scotia to the Pacific. He also became largely interested 
in shipping and his firm had at one time eight vessels on 
the Pacific besides its Atlantic fleet. The grandfather of 
Ezra Parmelee Prentice, Sartell Prentice, served in the 
Revolutionary War as Major of a New Hampshire Regi- 

Sartell was fitted for college at schools in Albany and 
Sing Sing, and entered Williams College in due course, but 
left before graduating, going abroad where he continued his 
education at the University of Gottingen. On his return 
from Europe he began the study of the law at the Harvard 
Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, which he entered in 
1860, but left on the breaking out of the Rebellion in 1861. 
Our Companion entered the service of the Union as First 
Lieutenant of the Twelfth Regular Infantry on the 14th 
of May, 1861. He was promoted Captain May 10th, 1864, 
and Brevet Major August 1st, 1864, "for gallant services 
at the battle of the Wilderness and during the present cam- 
paigns before Richmond," and resigned his commission on 
May 3rd, 1865, on account of ill health. His service was 
in West Virginia on the staff of Brigadier General Roberts 
operating against raiding forces under Imboden, Jones and 
Jackson, and in 1864 with his regiment in Grant's campaign 
against Richmond in the battles of the Wilderness May 5th 
to 7th, Laurel Hill May 8th to 13th, and Bethesda Church 
June 1st to 3rd, 1864, where he distinguished himself as a 
gallant officer and won his Brevet as Major. The following 
extracts from a letter written by General Elwell S. Otis, 
his intimate friend, in November, 1905, tell the story of 
his military service by one who knew him well in those days 
which tried men's souls : 

"I first knew Major Prentice at the Harvard Law 
School when we both were students in 1860 and the early 
part of 1861 and where his accomplishments and courteous 
bearing made him a general favorite. We exchanged visits 


frequently. His buoyant spirits, his keen appreciation of 
surroundings and delicate wit, his genial manner, hearty 
laugh and his never failing practice of all the amenities of 
social life, were a tonic to a brain tired or confused by 
reading and speculating upon the origin and development 
of our legal institutions. He was a conscientious student, 
quick of comprehension and excellent in analysis, and our 
conversations were, I think, mutually beneficial in our stud- 
ies as well as a profitable relief from work. 

"At the outbreak of the Civil War in the Spring of 1861, 
he resolved to enlist for the defense of the Government. 
One month after the surrender of Fort Sumter he was ap- 
pointed a First Lieutenant of the Twelfth United States 
Infantry, just then authorized by an act of Congress, and 
was sent out to recruit for his regiment. He was ordered 
to Rochester, New York, my then place of abode, where he 
remained on recruiting duty for several months and where 
he was extremely popular as an army officer and gentle- 
man At this period of his life his knightly 

bearing, polished address, his accomplishments, correct de- 
portment and manifest sincerity won for him a host of 
friends, old and young, among the best people of Rochester 
where his acquaintance and attendance at social gatherings 
were very much sought. He married and brought his bride 
to that city shortly before I left it for the Army of the Po- 
tomac in the Fall of 1862 as Captain in a New York Volun- 
teer Regiment. ... I did not meet him again until the 
early Spring of 1864 when he joined his regiment, the 
Twelfth Infantry, in the field, in which he was promoted 
to a Captaincy. This regiment and, indeed, all the regular 
regiments serving with the Army of the Potomac, together 
with three New York regiments with one of which I was 
connected, composed, at that time, the First Brigade of the 
Second Division of the Fifth Army Corps. We were, there- 
fore, in close relationship once more and I saw him very 


frequently. The hardships of camp, the deprivations of the 
comforts and most of the so-called necessaries of life, the 
tiresome marches and nightly vigils, and the anticipation of 
a bloody campaign which we knew would soon be realized, 
appeared to heighten his spirits and give him a greater 
field for his keen witticism and mirth provoking laughter. 
The presence of such a man in command of troops, if he 
ably performs his military duties, as Major Prentice did, 
is worth more than a score of fault finding or pessimistic 
officers, however competent in other respects they may show 
themselves to be. 

"On May 4th the Army of the Potomac crossed the 
Rapidan river and passed into the Wilderness. On the night 
of that day the pickets of the Second Division of the Fifth 
Corps were taken from our Brigade Major Prentice com- 
manding the picket detachments of the regular regiments 
and I those of the Brigade. We had a weary, sleepless 
night in establishing our lines in the thick undergrowth of 
brush and connecting them with the pickets of other or- 
ganizations on our flanks. Early the next morning two 
Confederate Corps confronted us and the second Wilder- 
ness Battle commenced. Of it Major Prentice wrote and 
read before the Loyal Legion Commandery of Chicago a 
few years ago, one of the best accounts I have ever read, 
and the article shows that he was a cool, keen observer of 
whatever took place at the immediate front before and dur- 
ing the first day of that battle. Subsequently I saw him 
only occasionally. The marches, daily fighting and demand 
for continued presence with troops at the firing line (for 
the opposing armies maintained close contact on that long 
campaign), did not give leisure or opportunity for visit- 
ing. Moments of comparative quiet were devoted to neces- 
sary rest and sleep. Day succeeded day with a repetition of 
mighty endeavor and deathly struggle without radical re- 
sult, until the rank and file of the depleted armies, worn 


out in body and spirit, appeared to be devoid of intelli- 
gence or volition practically automatons, moved without 
protest or criticism at the will of those who exercised the 
general direction of affairs. There was no rest until after 
Petersburg was invested. Meanwhile, Major Prentice had 
been called to a position on the staff of the Provost Marshal 
General of the Army of the Potomac whose headquarters 
were nine miles distant from the Fifth Corps at City Point, 
also the headquarters of General Grant. While, with the 
aid of earth-works and covered ways, our lines were slowly 
closing in on Petersburg in spite of the stubborn resistance 
of the Confederates, when they had approached those of 
the enemy at a distance of from three to five hundred yards, 
and when every man who exposed himself to view from the 
rebel forts and parapets, became a target for their infantry, 
Major Prentice arrived in our midst laden with cigars and 
good things to eat and drink. He had run the gauntlet of 
rebel sharp shooters along a good portion of our extreme 
front at the peril of his life for our sakes and was heartily 
welcomed, but scolded for his temerity. His response was 
a hearty laugh and a humorous account of his narrow 
escapes which he seemed to consider trifling." 

On May 29th, 1862, Major Prentice married to Mary 
Isham, who with two sons, our Companion E. Parmelee 
Prentice of New York, Rev. Sartell Prentice of Nyack, New 
York, and one daughter, Mrs. Henry H. Porter of Chicago, 
survives him. On leaving the army Major Prentice spent 
some years traveling for his health which was so far re- 
stored that in 1879 he settled in Chicago where he repre- 
sented investments of the Connecticut Mutual Life Insur- 
ance Company until his health, again failing, sent him East 
sometime in 1903. 

As a business man his life in Chicago was successful 
and he possessed in his highest degree the respect and trust 
of those with whom he had dealings, while his long ser- 


vice with the Insurance Company attests its confidence in 
him and satisfaction with his services. Major Prentice be- 
came a member of this Commandery in 1880, his insignia 
number being 2000, and his presence at the stated meet- 
ings was a pleasure to his Companions ; death has taken 
him from us but his memory will remain as the memory 
of one who was faithful to the best ideals of humanity 
and who did his duty 'during life to his family, friends and 
the country, whose integrity he helped to preserve. 




Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, United States Volunteers. Died (it 
Marblehead, Massachusetts, September 12, 7905 

CAPTAIN and Assistant Adjutant General, and Brevet 
Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. V., Henry Curtis, was born 
in Marblehead, Massachusetts, where he died September 
14th, 1905, in the seventy-first year of age. In 1857 he lo- 
cated in Rock Island, Illinois, where his home remained 
until he passed from this life. He entered into the busi- 
ness of civil engineer, but in 1858, forming a partnership 
for the practice of law, with Mr. Charles M. Osborn, now 
of Chicago, whose sister he married, he made law his pro- 
fession thereafter, with the exception of the years that he 
was serving his country. In 1880 the partnership of Osborn 



and Curtis was dissolved on account of the removal of Mr. 
Osborn to Chicago, Colonel Curtis thereafter alone con- 
tinuing the business. His wife, Lucy R. Osborn Curtis, 
preceded him to the next life three years now passed. They 
are survived by three sons and one daughter, Henry Curtis, 
of St. Paul, Osborn Curtis, of New York, Hugh E. Curtis, 
of Rock Island, and their daughter, wife of Lieutenant 
Jones of the United States Navy. 

Henry Curtis, Jr., as he was then, enrolled for service 
in the great war, July 20th, 1861, and was mustered as 
First Lientenant, Company A, Thirty-seventh Illinois Volun- 
teer Infantry, September 18th, 1861 ; Captain, January 1st, 
1862; Captain and Assistant Adjutant General U. S. V. 
July 17th, 1862; resigned February 10th, 1865. He was 
Breveted Major U. S. V. "for gallant and meritorious ser- 
vices in the field, especially in the Battles of Pea Ridge. 
Arkansas, March 6th, 7th and 8th, 1862;" and Breveted 
Lieutenant Colonel U. S. V. for gallant and meritorious 
services at Campbell's Station, East Tennessee, November 
16th, and during the siege of Knoxville, November and 
December, 1863. His war service was with the armies of 
the Southwest, the Cumberland and Ohio. 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 6th, 1901. 
Receiving a severe wound in the right shoulder, and another 
in the left side, at the battle of Pea Ridge, he was absent 
from service only a sufficient time to recover, when he re- 
turned to the field, and completed his term of service in 
East Tennessee, as a Staff Officer to Major General John 
M. Schofield, whose Departmental Headquarters were in 
Knoxville of that State. 

With the passing of Colonel Curtis there will be grief 
among the members of the bar of Rock Island County, espe- 
cially those who have long served with him. He was for 


years one of the men at the front, in the practice of the pro- 
fession, and served for many years as Master-in-Chancery 
of the Circuit Court of his home County. 

Those who knew him can testify to his many good 
qualities. He was a brave and faithful soldier, a loyal and 
patriotic citizen, and a true, and most companionable friend. 
He will be mourned by all who knew him, and cherished 
in the memory as a model of the honest, true and brave 




Lieutenant Colonel United States Army. Died at Fort Stevens, 
Oregon, September 16, 1905. 

years have passed away since the victorious 
armies of the Union saw their tattered banners folded 
in a glorious peace, and heard their war drums sound the 
last call to deeds of heroism and valor. To some, who had 
marched beneath "Old Glory's" fluttering folds through the 
four years of fratricidal strife, was it given that they should 
still follow its lead into new fields, ever in the advance line 
of civilization's march against a savage, merciless foe, stand- 
ing as a shield for the hardy pioneer of the mighty West, 
that the land might be developed in peace and safety and 
the greatness and prosperity of the world's greatest nation 



become an accomplished fact. To our late Companion Alex- 
ander Dubois Schenck, Artillery Corps, U. S. A., was it 
given to see much of that service cherished by us as a duty 
well done and a potent factor in the accomplishment of our 
nation's high standing. Colonel Schenck was born in Ohio, 
October 27th, 1843. He enlisted in Company E, First Ohio 
Volunteer Infantry, April 17th, 1861, serving with his regi- 
ment in Virginia through the Manassas Campaign, and was 
mustered out August 16th, 1861. He immediately re-enlisted 
and was appointed Sergeant Company B, Second Ohio 
Volunteer Infantry, August 31st, 1861, serving as such until 
September 18th, 1863, when he was discharged to accept an 
appointment as cadet at the U. S. Military Academy at 
West Point, New York. During his volunteer service he 
participated in several campaigns of the Army of the Cum- 
berland to which organization his regiment was early as- 
signed. He was present at the battles of Perry ville, Stone 
River, Hoover's Gap and at the capture of Tullahoma, Ten- 

He graduated from West Point and was appointed 
Second Lieutenant U. S. Artillery, June 17th, 1867. Pro- 
moted to First Lieutenant in January, 1873; to Captain in 
March, 1894; to Major in February, 1901; and to Lieuten- 
ant-Colonel, Artillery Corps, August 10th, 1903. He was 
a graduate of the Artillery School Classes of 1869 and 1886. 
Died at Fort Stevens, Oregon, Saturday, September 16th 
1905. He was a charming companion and comrade, ever 
welcome as a happy addition to the group gathered from 
time to time at our meetings in pleasant reminiscence of 
our war time days, and sorrow will touch deeply the heart 
strings as we gather again only to miss his cheery salutation 
and loving companionship. 

We tender our most profound sympathy to his wife 
and children in their bereavement. Words are but hollow 


tribute but the tenderness of our hearts toward them for his 
sake, would reach across space and join them with us in 
our sorrow at his departure from amongst us. 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago October 14, 


WILLIAM ASAHEL MARTIN was born in Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y., Feb. 8th, 1836, the old Martin home- 
stead standing on the present site of one of the largest 

When a child his parents moved to Michigan, his boy- 
hood being spent in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. He studied 
law at the University of Michigan graduating in the class of 
'61. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practicing 
when the war broke out. 

He enlisted as a private Company D, 3rd Michigan 
Cavalry, U. S. A., Sept. llth, 1861. Made Sergt. Major 
March 21st, 1862; promoted to 2nd Lieut. May 16th, 1862, 



1st Lieut Aug. 1st, 1862, Captain Nov. 17th, 1864. Honor- 
ably discharged October 20th, 1865. 

The regiment was assigned to General Pope's command, 
army of the Mississippi. Before leaving Michigan, how- 
ever, he was married to Miss Emily Robinson. Two chil- 
dren were born, both of whom died in childhood, also his 
wife in 1870. 

His first promotion, 2nd Lieut., occurred March 21st, 
1862. He was detached from the regiment most of the 
time, serving on the staff of Brigadier General C. C. An- 
drews, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps. He held the same 
position on the staff of Gen. J. R. West, Cavalry Division 
7th Army Corps, and was Asst. Inspector General on the 
staff of Maj. General Gibb. 

After the siege of Island No. 10, the regiment was as- 
signed to Gen. Rosecran's command and engaged in all the 
battles centered around Corinth luka, Corinth, Hatchie, 
Hudsonville, Holly Springs, Coffeeville; at Brownsville, 
Granada and Wyatt's Ford, and was engaged in various ex- 
peditions through northern Mississippi and western Ten- 

In Jan. 1863, he was sent to Little Rock, Ark., and was 
engaged in scouting through the state. 

In the spring of 1864 his regiment was transferred to 
Military Division of West Mississippi. He was promoted 
to Captain Nov. 17th, 1864. After the fall of Mobile he 
was sent to New Orleans and thence to San Antonio, Tex. 
He resigned Oct. 20, 1865, his* term of service in his regi- 
ment having been four years and one month. , 

Shortly after the close of the war he came to Chicago 
where he went into the hardware business. 

In 1873 he was married to Miss Henrietta A. Freeman 
at Jubilee Chapel, 111. Until a year and a half before his 
death he continued in the hardware business. In 1904 on 
account of his great and increasing deafness and poor 


health, induced partly by the death of his wife in 1901, it 
was necessary for him to give up active work. 

His death occurred Oct. 14th, 1905, at the home of his 
son, Wm. F. Martin. He was laid to rest at Rose Hill. 

Three sons and a daughter survive him, Louise, William 
Freeman, Ernest Benjamin and Alfred Castle. 

He was elected a Companion of the First Class of the 
Loyal Legion March 2nd, 1886. During the latter years of 
his life the only thing of a social nature he cared for was 
the meetings of the Loyal Legion. 

At the time of his death he was a member of the Coun- 

He was a good soldier and officer in the army, as his 
rapid promotion would indicate. Always ready for any 
duty no matter how difficult or dangerous, his command 
was always willing to follow him for they knew he was 
courageous but not reckless. Beloved by the men of his 
command and honored by the officers of his regiment, he 
closed over four years of splendid service for his country. 

He was a loved and respected member of the Loyal 
Legion; we all feel that we lost a companion and a brother 
when he passed on to a glorious beyond. 




Brigadier General United States Volunteers. Died at Waukegan, 
Illinois, November 9, 1905. 

OUR late Companion was born on the thirty-first of De- 
cember, 1825, at Newtown, Connecticut. He died 
on the ninth of November, 1905, at Waukegan, Illinois. 
Between those two dates he saw and bore his honorable 
part in two events, which have had a direct effect on the 
destiny of the Western Hemisphere, and an' influence upon 
the whole human race, perhaps the greatest in the modern 
world, if we except the Discovery of America and the 
American Revolution. Those events were the Settlement 
of the Great West and the War of the Rebellion. 

In April, 1834, when he came to Chicago it had about 
200 inhabitants. He lived to see it what it is today, the 



second city in this hemisphere, with its population increased 
10,000 times, until it had reached two million souls, whilst 
the population of that vast domain, the Empire of the 
Northwest, tributary to Chicago, had grown in even greater 
proportions, until those people had become, not only the 
great food producers for the world, but in all the elements 
which go to make up a great civilization, they presented a 
spectacle more hopeful for the human race than anything, 
on a vast scale, in ancient or modern history. 

Your committee are fortunately able to present, from a 
brief sketch of the life of our late companion, written by 
himself for his family in the late years of his life, and with 
his characteristic modesty, the following extracts : 

"Father came to Chicago in April, 1834, when the town 
had about two hundred people. Astor had a fur station, 
and the Government had a one Company Post, called Fort 
Dearborn. At this time I was nine years old. My earliest 
recollection of this period is of the Indians, The 
Pottawattomies who came in the fall of each year to re- 
ceive their annuities from the Government, up to 1840. 

"My life was uneventful up to 1844, getting such educa- 
tion as was afforded during the winter months at this 
frontier post. 

"In 1844, I was appointed Clerk in the Chicago Post 
Office by General Hart L. Stewart, who held his commission 
from President James K. Polk. This position I held until 
1848. The rates of postage were reduced from 25 cents to 
15 10 5 and 3 cents during my term of service of four 

"In the Spring of 1849 I went to California overland 
with an ox team, leaving Chicago in the early part of April. 
Was 100 days crossing the plains. 

''Remained in California until November 1st, 1850. Re- 
turned to Chicago and home via Panama and the Isthmus 
of Darien, landing in New York, December 1st, 1850, and 


Chicago one week later. Did not make a fortune in gold 

"Was married October 8th, 1851, to Miss Eleanor N. 
Vedder, who is still alive and well. 

"This time forward, until 1861, was engaged in manu- 
facturing, contracting and railroad building. 

"Volunteered and entered the service of the United States 
as Major of the 12th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer 
Cavalry, which was mustered into service February 1, 1862. 

"The regiment was ordered to Martinsburg, Va., where 
it went into camp in March, 1862, not as yet having re- 
ceived any arms, except sabres. 

"With a detachment of 100 men of my battalion, I pro- 
ceeded via Winchester to Front Royal in the latter part of 
March, 1862, under orders to arrest and bring back the 
female spy, Belle Boyd, to Martinsburg, which was success- 
fully accomplished. 

"In August, 1862, was commissioned Colonel of the 88th 
Ills. Vol. Infantry, known as 2nd Board of Trade Regiment, 
by the Governor of Illinois, Richard Yates. The regiment 
was mustered into service on August 27th, 1862. On Sep- 
tember 4th, 1862, it was ordered to Louisville, Ky., at 
which place we arrived on the 6th, and went into camp and 
received our arms. 

"Went from Louisville to Cincinnati, crossing the Ohio 
river to Covington, Ky., to resist the army under Kirby 
Smith, which was threatening to invade Ohio. This danger 
over, were ordered back to Louisville, Ky., arriving there 
on Sept. 21st, 1862. 

"My regiment was brigaded with the 36th Illinois, 24th 
Wis. and 21st Mich., infantry regiments, General Sheridan 
commanding brigade. Moved from Louisville October 4th, 
1862, with the army under command of Don Carlos Buell ; 
fought in the battle of Perryville, October 8th, 1862. Fol- 
lowed Gen. Bragg's army to Cumberland Gap. 


"Turned and moved on Nashville, raising the siege of 
that city. 

"It was at Nashville, where the Army of the Cumber- 
land under command of Gen. W. S. Rosecrans came into ex- 
istence, although Rosecrans relieved Buell from command 
at Green River, Kentucky. 

"The whole army was reorganized at Nashville; Sheri- 
dan was given a division, and Sill, our brigade. 

"My service was continuous in the Army of the Cum- 
berland up to the time I was made a prisoner of war, July 
7th, 1864, including its campaigns, marches, skirmishes and 
battles, viz : Stone River commanded demi-brigade, after- 
wards 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps in Tulla- 
homa Campaign, Chickamauga Campaign, Siege of Chat- 
tanooga, Battle of Missionary Ridge, march to Knoxville, 
E. Tenn., to raise siege of that place, and relieved Burnside 
from the attentions of Longstreet. 

"In the following Spring, in command of Brigade, moved 
out with the combined armies under Gen. Sherman on the 
Atlanta Campaign ; was engaged daily in all of the series of 
skirmishes, combats and demi-battles, which marked the 
progress of Sherman's Army through Georgia. At Kings- 
ton, Ga., was relieved from command of my brigade; and 
transferred to Headquarters of 4th Army Corps, Gen. 
Howard commanding, as Chief of Staff, in which capacity I 
served until captured and made prisoner of war, July 7th, 
1864, on the banks of the Chattahoochee river, seven miles 
north of Atlanta, Ga." 

The writer then gives, with much detail, an account of 
the hardships and cruel treatment of himself and fellow 
prisoners of war, by our then enemies. But inasmuch as 
our present beloved Commander-in-Chief of the Army and 
Navy boasts of being of the half blood with those old en- 
emies, and because of the latter's good behavior and loyal 
citizenship for the past forty years, your committee have 


omitted the harrowing experiences of the writer, and insert, 
in place thereof, the following account of Colonel Sherman's 
capture, furnished by General C. H. Howard of your com- 
mittee, at that time serving with Col. Sherman on the staff 
of his brother, Geo. O. O. Howard : 

"The 4th Army Corps had just taken up a new position 
along the North Bank of the Chattahoochee River. It was 
part of my duty as Inspector General of the Corps to see 
the proper connection of the pickets on each of its flanks. 
On the morning of the 7th of July, 1864, I was about to 
start out on an inspection of the line for this purpose when I 
was called to some other military duty, and very promptly 
Col. Sherman volunteered to attend to the inspection of the 
picket line for me. Taking only a mounted orderly he left 
our headquarters and within a short time they were both 
prisoners of war. 

"It seems that Col. Sherman had met Gen. Wood, com- 
manding the 3rd Division of the 4th Corps just as he was 
starting out, who had assured him that his picket line was in 
touch with the troops on his flanks. Col. Sherman and his 
orderly naturally enough rode quietly along a country road 
through the woods and into the Confederate lines. A shot 
challenge was the first warning of danger and they were im- 
mediately surrounded by a squad of Rebel infantry. On 
learning the name of their captive, 'Sherman', the picket 
guard at first thought they had caught the Yankee Com- 
manding General. This resulted in his being taken quickly 
to the Confederate headquarters. Here began the bitter ex- 
periences of prison life, the details of which Col. Sherman's 
clear memory never lost, but which your committee has de- 
cided to pass by. 

"But the fact that Gen. Frank Sherman had endured all 
this as the consequence of his generous offer to take my 
place impressed me with the unselfishness and innate kind- 
ness of heart of my comrade. 


"All of his sufferings and mortification were the result of 
his readiness to do any service for his country, though not 
directly in the line of his official duty, and this incident 
illustrates the noble trait of self-sacrifice and consideration 
for others which greatly endeared him to those who knew 
him best." 

Colonel Sherman was exchanged about October 4th. 
1864. That was brought about by the strenuous efforts of 
his devoted wife, who, after repeated failures, first, before 
President Lincoln, and then before the bureau officer, who 
had such matters in charge, finally persuaded the Secretary 
of War, Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, that the immediate ex- 
change of her husband was for the good of the service. 
That Secretary Stanton was right, will be seen later on. 

The following is from the concluding part of the brief 
autobiography : 

"In December I reported to General Sheridan at Win- 
chester, Va., and he assigned me to duty upon his staff, as 
Inspector General of the Middle Military Division. In. this 
position I continued until the fall of Richmond and the sur- 
render of Lee at Appomattox Court House, April 9th, 1865. 

"It was my fortune to witness and take part, as a Staff 
Officer of the Cavalry Corps, in the series of engagements, 
which took place between the Army of the Potomac and 
the Army of Northern Virginia that preceded the surrender 
of Lee ; also to witness General Lee's surrender to General 

"The War being virtually ended by the surrender, I was 
made bearer of despatches to the Secretary of War, Mr. 
Stanton, taking with me fifty battleflags and the men who 
captured them to Washington, D. C. 

"When I arrived on the morning of April 14th, 1865. 
the City and Country were mourning the death of President 
Lincoln, by assassination. 

"The Department of War was closed, as were all of the 


other Departments, on account of the fearful tragedy which 
had been enacted. People were wild with excitement, and 
the foundations of our Government were shaken to their 
very center, and the institution of self government by man, 
as provided for in the Constitution, by our forefathers, was 
put to a fearful test. 

"After delivering my despatches and disposing of the 
captured flags and the men who captured them, they being 
granted furloughs and medals for their gallantry, I returned 
to the Cavalry Corps and reported to Gen. Sheridan, who 
was on his way to Raleigh to help Gen. Sherman clean up 
Gen. Jos. E. Johnston and his Army. The march South 
came to an end near Danville, Va., where Gen. Sheridan 
received news that Johnston had surrendered to Sherman, 
also orders to return to Washington, D. C., with his com- 
mand. Thus the War was closed, the strain was off and 
everybody happy; even discipline was relaxed. 

"After the Grand Parade and Review of Armies of the 
U. S. at Washington by the President and his cabinet and 
other notables. General Sheridan was assigned to the Com- 
mand of the Military Division of the Gulf, headquarters at 
New Orleans, La. I was retained on his staff; assigned td 
duty as Provost Marshal General of this Military Division, 
which position I held until I was mustered out, February, 
1866, as a Brigadier General of Volunteers, to which office 
I was promoted immediately after muster out of my regi- 
ment, the 88th Regt. Ills. Infty. Vols. in May, 1865. 

"The Spring of 1866 found me engaged in running a 
sugar plantation up the Coast ten miles from 'New Orleans. 

"I devoted one year of my time and $25,000.00 to this 
sweet business ; threw up the sponge and returned to 
Chicago in the winter of 1867 to recuperate. 

"My next venture in life was as Postmaster of Chicago, 
having been appointed and commissioned to that responsible 
station by President JoliMson, to fill a vacancy by the drown- 


ing of Major Gilmore, who was Postmaster at the time of 
his death. 

"During my administration of the Chicago Post Office, 
many innovations were introduced by the Post Office De- 
partment, notably : the Free Delivery System, the Money 
Order Department and the Railway Postal System. 

"In 1873, I was elected as a Minority Representative of 
the Illinois legislature upon the Democratic ticket, served 
my term out; then returned once more to private life from 
which I do not expect to again emerge. 

"Since then, have been engaged in manufacturing with 
varying success. Was ruined financially by the great 
Chicago Fire. Am at the present time living in Waukegan, 
Lake Co., Ills., with my wife, Eleanor Norton Sherman. 
Our children have grown up, left us for new ties and homes 
of their own ; and we find ourselves in this year of grace 
1899, as when we commenced our happy married life in 
1851, after 48 years, alone in our home." 

The splendid military record of our late Companion, 
during the War of Rebellion is not only a part of the his- 
tory of his Country, but was written, at the time, by the one 
man of all men, who knew best what that record was. As 
that great military genius of the modern world was once 
the beloved Commander of this Commandery we shall let 
him speak for us. 

The following is from Gen. Sheridan's report of the con- 
duct of his Division at the Battle of Missionary Ridge : 

"1 am pleased to recommend to the attention of the 
Major-general commanding and to my Country, Gen. G. D. 
Wagner and Cols. Harker and Sherman, commanding the 
2nd and 3rd and 1st brigades. Cols. Harker and Sherman 
accompanied the Colors of their regiments and inspired the 
men by their coolness and gallant bearing. I take great 
pleasure in recommending these officers for promotion to 
Brigadier Generals, a position they have fairly won on this 


and other fields, and which they are fully qualified by 
ability and long experience to fill." 

It will be remembered that this battle of Missionary 
Ridge presented the one military spectacle, unique in our 
Civil War, where a part of an army was ordered to capture 
a stated position and then wait for further orders ; and when 
they had succeeded in taking the enemy's outworks, and 
capturing the position, found that it was death to stay and 
ruin to retreat, the men and officers spontaneously charged 
and captured the main works of the enemy, without waiting 
for further orders. That is what was done by a part of the 
Army of the Cumberland at the Battle of Missionary Ridge ; 
the chief culprits in this breach of "good order and military 
discipline" was Sheridan's Division and Sherman's Brigade. 

Again, after the close of the Great Struggle, when Gen. 
Sheridan made that wonderful report to the Secretary of 
War of the operations of his command, from Winchester to 
Five Forks, and from Five Forks to Appomattox, under 
date of May 16th, 1865, he said: 

"I have the honor to bring to the notice of the War De- 
partment the gallant conduct of the following officers, and 
to recommend them for promotion as hereinafter stated : 

* * * * "Col. Francis T. Sherman, 88th Ills. Vol., 
Acting Assist. Inspector-General upon my staff to be Brig- 
adier General of Volunteers by brevet (for great services), 
during the Cavalry Expedition from Winchester to the 
James River, from February 27th to March 27th, 1865, and 
for distinguished services at the battle of Dinwiddie Court 
House, March 31, Five Forks, April 1, Sailors Creek, April 
6, and Appomattox Court House, April 9th." 

In the light of the foregoing your committee feel that 
any words of ours respecting our late Companion as a great 
and good officer and soldier would be trivial and idle. 

But, some of us having known him in the army, others 
as a citizen and at his home and by his fireside, and in the 


fishing camp in the wilderness, we can all unite in the state- 
ment that at his death, his Country lost one of its great and 
good citizens, his family its splendid head, and his personal 
friends a great soul. 

Our late Companion died poor in property and purse, but 
rich in character and honor. It was such a man as he whom 
that remarkable character conducting that remarkable in- 
vestigation in the City of New York had in mind, when in a 
speech in that city last night he said : 

''This is not the time to be disheartened, but rather for 
confidence. I believe in the soundness of the American life. 
We need but to think of the millions of our fellow-citizens 
who are true to their trust, who never falter at an ill. It is 
time to search our own hearts, too. 

"What we need is a revival of the sense of honor. We 
want to hear less of the man who began poor and amassed 
riches, and more about the man who lived unsullied though 
he died poor." 




Brevet Colonel United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago 
November 13, 1905. 

rose, Pennsylvania, on January 26th, 1825, and re- 
ceived his education at the academy in that place. For sev- 
eral years he worked at the printing business, which was 
abandoned on account of failing health. He next gave his 
attention to the study of architecture and was associated 
with his father, who was a builder and contractor in Mont- 
rose, afterwards at Pittsburgh and finally at Philadelphia, in 
1845. Before leaving his native state he had designed and 
superintended the erection of numerous public and private 
buildings. He came to Chicago in 1854, but in the following 
year took up his residence at Madison, Wisconsin, with 



which city he afterward became quite prominently identified. 

In 1857 he was appointed Architect of the Central Wis- 
consin State Hospital for the Insane, at Madison, and super- 
intended its construction until the commencement of the 
War of the Rebellion. In July, 1861, he entered the First 
Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment as First Lieutenant of Co. G, 
and was soon detailed as its Adjutant. He was successively 
promoted Capt. of Co. E, senior Major of his Regiment, and 
then became Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel U. S. Vols. by 
brevet. He was wounded May 2, and Sept. 26, 1862, at 
Cape Girardeau, and again severely, April 24, 1863, in a 
desperate engagement with overwhelming numbers of the 
Confederates in General Marmaduke's command, at White 
Water River, Mo., which crippled him for life. Here he 
was captured as a prisoner of war and was released on pa- 
role and exchanged Dec. 11, 1863. 

He recovered sufficiently from his wounds to again enter 
the field with his regiment, and participated in the numer- 
ous engagements of that command in Kentucky, Tennessee, 
Alabama and Georgia, ending at Macon, with Wilson's 
Cavalry Corps, at the end of the war. 

He was then detailed to collect the plans and report on 
the condition of the extensive Confederate Public Buildings 
at Macon and Augusta, and to gather up the records of the 
military posts, hospitals, etc., in Georgia and Western South 
Carolina. He was then ordered to report with them and 
other rebel archives, including the complete records, intact, 
of the provisional Confederate Congress held at Montgom- 
ery, Ala., to the Secretary of War, at Washington. Here 
he remained until mustered out by special order of the War 
Department on Dec. 6, 1865. His military record was an 
honor to Wisconsin and the Nation. From official reports 
and contemporaneous newspapers, it was demonstrated that 
Col. Shipman was one of the most efficient, gallant and dash- 
ing soldiers commissioned by the "Badger State." Three 


horses were killed under him in battle, and he bore upon his 
body till his death the scars of many hard fought engage- 

His famous cavalry charge, when surrounded and cut 
off from retreat while defending the bridge at the crossing 
on the White Water River, made through the attacking lines 
of the vastly superior force of the rebel General Marma- 
duke, in his celebrated raid on St. Louis, was pronounced 
one of the most brilliant of the War. By it he saved his 
whole command except fourteen killed and wounded. This 
splendid deed won the surprise and admiration of the enemy 
and Colonel Shipman was ever afterward held by his fellow 
officers as a model, soldierly example. His heroic dash con- 
firmed the maxim, that cavalry should never surrender. 

On returning home he was elected City Treasurer of 
Madison without opposition. He also resumed his profes- 
sion of Architect, and completed the Hospital for the Insane 
on the banks of Lake Mendota. His design for the rotunda 
and dome of the State Capitol was adopted, and he received 
the appointment of Architect for that structure and com- 
pleted the building. He was Superintending Architect of 
the United States Court House and Post Office in that city 
to its final completion. He designed and superintended the 
construction of the Northern State Hospital for the Insane 
at Oshkosh, Wis., and was Architect of the Iowa State Hos- 
pital for the Insane at Independence, Iowa. He also de- 
signed and superintended the construction of the Northern 
Illinois State Hospital for the Insane at Elgin ; and later re- 
built, with important additions and improvements, the Mis- 
souri State Lunatic Asylum, at St. Joseph, Mo. He rebuilt 
portions of the State Prison at Waupun ; designed and 
superintended the Soldiers Orphans' Home School; the 
Park Hotel, and many other fine edifices at Madison, and 
throughout the State of Wisconsin. 

He re-established an office in Chicago, in 1870, and the 


following year was one of the sufferers by the great fire. 
When he resumed business, his hands were full of commis- 
sions which he carried out with the professional skill and 
care for which he was noted. 

The following are some of the edifices that were erected 
by him in Chicago, viz: Williams Building^ occupied by 
Edson Keith & Co.; the Presbyterian Hospital; the first 
Academy of Music (which he rebuilt twice) ; the Gaff Build- 
ing, one of the early tall buildings; and a large number of 
the finest mercantile and manufacturing buildings, along our 
business streets, many private and public Hospitals, Court 
Houses, Schools, Churches, Banks and Residences through- 
out this city and the northwest, among them the Burlington 
Opera House, Iowa, a notable structure. 

Colonel Shipman was intimately connected with literary 
studies and work. He was one of the charter members of 
the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, and 
at his death was a Corresponding Member of that Society. 
He was elected its first Secretary of the Department of 
Sciences, embracing the mathematical, physical, anthro- 
pological, ethnological, natural and social sciences. He was 
connected with the State Historical Society of Wisconsin 
since 1855, as a member and Curator and was its Recording 
Secretary until his removal to Chicago. He was made a life 
member and served as honorary Vice President for Illinois, 
until by a revision of the constitution of the society, that 
office, for all the other states, was discontinued. 

He was a Corresponding Member of the New England 
Historic-Genealogical Society, and an Honorary Member of 
the Bradford (Penn.) Historical Society. He was a Fellow 
of the American Institute of Architects; and was twice 
elected President of the Chicago Chapter of that Institute. 
He was a member of the Western Association of Architects 
until its incorporation with the National Institute; and also 
of other learned societies. 


He was an active member and officer of the Masonic 
order, and was a Past Commander of Knights Templar. 

His name appears in Allibone's Dictionary of Authors, 
as the author of the Shipman Family Genealogy. 

Colonel Shipman was married at Harrisburg, Pa., Nov. 
4, 1850, to Cornelia, daughter of Hon. E. S. Goodrich, then 
Secretary of State, under Governor William Bigler. Of 
this marriage were born Annie, wife of Hon. E. S. Tomblin, 
of Los Angeles, California, who died March 19, 1897; Rose 
W., now wife of J. K. Anderson, Milwaukee, Wis. ; Charles 
Goodrich, M.D., now of Ely, Minnesota; William V., of 
Bangor, Michigan ; and the daughter Cornelia, of Chicago. 
Mrs. Shipman died at Madison, Wis., Feb. 27, 1870. Colonel 
Shipman was married again, at Chicago, in 1880, to Mary 
Townsend Towers who now survives him. 

Colonel Shipman was one of the most distinguished ex- 
amples, with whom we have been acquainted, of the power 
of the mind over the body and its triumph over outward cir- 
cumstances. From the hour he received his last serious 
wound not a day passed but he experienced pain. Yet un- 
complainingly and with marked success, as we have seen, he 
carried on his varied and important work for forty years. 

One of the bravest of men he was equally modest in 
speaking of his heroic actions. He was full of sunshine and 
good cheer whenever he met us in our endearing Loyal 
Legion Companionship. He fought a good fight for his 
country and his kind, he kept the faith in God and man to 
the last, which is the glory of every true and loyal soul, and 
now has entered into the eternal rest and reward which re- 
main to the people of God. 




First Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago 
November 28, 1905. 

OUR late Companion was born in Norfolk, St. Law- 
rence County, New York, on May 18th, 1836. He 
died November 28th, of pneumonia following a surgical 

He came with his parents, Loyal and Mary Fuller Wil- 
son, to Illinois in 1844, living on a farm in McHenry County, 
until 1853, when he came to Chicago. 

The Wilson's were always pioneers : his ancestor joined 
the Massachusetts Colony in 1632 and was recorded as a 
"freeholder" as early as 1648. 

His Civil War record began early, responding to Presi- 
dent Lincoln's call for ninety days volunteers, April 21st, 



18G1, found him on his way to the front, a member of Bat- 
tery "A" Chicago Light Artillery, attached to General 
Swift's Command. The Battery reached Cairo on April 
25th, where they stopped the steamers C. F. Hillman and 
John D. Perry, bound south from St. Louis with war ma- 
terial, which was seized and confiscated. After the three 
months' service, he returned to Chicago and during the fall 
and winter of 1861, was acting Lieutenant, serving as drill- 
master of the "Water-house" Battery, which became Com- 
pany "E" of the Second Illinois Artillery. 

He then enlisted as a private in the Mercantile Battery 
of Chicago, was elected Senior First Lieutenant, serving 
under General Sherman until the formation of the Army of 
the Mississippi, when the Battery was attached to General 
A. J. Smith's Division of the 13th Corps. The "Mercan- 
tile" took an active part in the first attack on Vickburg, the 
Chickasaw Bayou Campaign, and did good service at 
Arkansas Post, Lieutenant Wilson's guns are mentioned in 
General McClernand's report of that engagement. 
(Lieutenant Wilson commanded a detached section, occupy- 
ing the high ground on the left bank of the river.) Upon 
leaving the Army, he was for a time on the Chicago Board 
of Trade, afterwards with Mears, Bates & Co., lumbermen. 
In 1873 he embarked in sheet metal manufacturing on his 
own account, continuing actively in this business until a few 
weeks before his death. During these years he established 
an enviable reputation for probity, made many friends, and 
was identified with many movements for the betterment of 

He was active in Unitarian church circles, was a prom- 
inent Mason, being a member of Oriental Lodge, La Fayette 
Chapter and Apollo Commandery. 

In 1863 he married Catherine Elizabeth Landis, who 
survives him, with four children, George Landis Wilson, H. 


Warren Wilson, Mrs. Earnest M. Kimball and Mrs. Edward 
H. Kimbark. 

Loyal and true, strong in mind and body, lover of nature, 
in war a soldier, in peace a model citizen, sweet be thy slum- 
bers till the reveille calls you from the other shore. 




Brevet Major United States Volunteers. Died at Mayivood, 
Illinois, December 8, 1905. 

Captain Third Vermont Volunteer Infantry. 
Captain Thirteenth Veteran Reserve Corps. 
Brevet Major United States Volunteers. 

DAVID TIMOTHY CORBIN was born at Brasher, St. 
Lawrence County, New York, August llth, 1833, 
and died at Maywood, Illinois, December 8tri, 1905. His 
parents removing to Vermont while he was yet an infant, he 
always reckoned himself a Green Mountain boy and was 
thoroughly loyal to the State of his early adoption. Al- 
though handicapped by poverty, he determined to obtain a 
college education and because of the necessity of relying 
largely, if not entirely, upon his own resources, he did not 



enter Dartmouth College till 1853, at the age of twenty, 
graduating in 1857. Of his career in college, his classmate 
Ex-Governor Pingree of Vermont, who was also Lieutenant 
Colonel in the same regiment with him, writes : "As a stu- 
dent in college, he was not among the first in scholarship. 
He was sound, but not brilliant. His college course was 
fought through by Winter teaching and Summer wage earn- 
ing to obtain the sinews of an education. Yet he grew con- 
tinually by dint of hard study and strong determination to 
win honors. He won and kept the sympathy and esteem of 
his classmates and his instructors and his graduation was 
highly creditable." 

Soon after graduation, Companion Corbin took up the 
study of the law and was admitted to the bar of Vermont in 
1859, settling in Wells River. Just as he was getting estab- 
lished in his profession, the firing on Fort Sumter sum- 
moned him to sterner duty. He enlisted as a private May 
23rd, 1861, in Company C, 3rd Vermont Volunteers, and on 
the organization of the company was elected its Captain. It 
is worthy of note that the College of which our late Com- 
panion was a graduate sent nearly seven hundred of her sons 
to the front in defense of the Union and his class of 1857, 
which numbered seventy-five at graduation, furnished 
twenty-one, all commissioned officers. The Colonel of the 
Third Vermont Regiment was William F. (Baldy) Smith 
and it was at his suggestion that the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 
6th Vermont regiments were formed into a brigade. To have 
served honorably in a brigade which, according to Col. Fox, 
sustained the greatest loss of life of any brigade during the 
war, was in itself a great distinction. 

Ex-Governor Pingree, above quoted, says of Capt. Cor- 
bin's service : "He served most creditably with his regiment 
at Lewinsville, Lee's Mills, Williamsburg, Golding's Farm, 
and lastly, at Savage Station in the Peninsular Campaign, 
where, June 29th, 1862, he was severely wounded and taken 


prisoner. His military service was characterized by 
efficiency in command, in the care of his men and by courage 
in battle. His loss to his company and regiment was deeply 
felt by us all." 

Capt. Corbin was confined for a short time in Libby 
Prison and by reason of his disability from wounds, re- 
signed September 12th, 1862. While the second Vermont 
Brigade was being organized in the fall of 1862, he was em- 
ployed to drill the regiments. During this time he was ap- 
pointed by the Secretary of War Provost Marshal for Ver- 
mont, in which capacity he served about six months, when 
he resigned and re-entered the military service as Captain in 
the Veteran Reserve Corps, in which he served during the 
remainder of the war, being much of the time, however, on 
detached service as Judge Advocate of General Courts 
Martial, He was brevetted Major for gallant conduct in the 
presence of the enemy at the battle of Savage Station, June 
29th, 1862. In 1865 he was assigned to duty in the Freed- 
man's Bureau in the City of Charleston, S. C. Upon his 
arrival there, he was detailed as Provost Judge of the city 
and the Sea Islands, where he served and held Court about 
two years. He resigned his commission in March, 1867, 
with the purpose of returning to Vermont to practice his 
profession. As he was about to leave the South, he was 
offered by the Attorney General of the United States the 
position of District Attorney for South Carolina, which he 
accepted. This office he held for nearly ten years, having 
been twice re-appointed by President Grant. It was during 
his incumbency that the notorious Ku Klux Klan carried on 
their operations in South Carolina and he was largely instru- 
mental in breaking up that organization, securing the con- 
viction and punishment of about two hundred of its mem- 
bers and the indictment of about one thousand more. 

He served in the Senate of South Carolina from 1868 to 
1872, being most of the term President of that body and 


Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. For four years he 
was City Attorney for the City of Charleston. In 1868 he 
declined the office of Judge of the First Circuit, which in- 
cluded the City of Charleston, to which he was elected by 
the Legislature. In 1869 he was elected by the Legislature 
one of three commissioners to codify the laws of the State 
and to report a Code of Practice. This Code was adopted 
by the Legislature and became and is now the law of the 
State. In December, 1871, he reported a compilation of the 
Statute Laws of the State to the Legislature, which was 
adopted during that session. This latter work he performed 
alone. In 1876, he was elected by the Legislature of South 
Carolina a United States Senator for the term of six years, 
but his seat was contested by Gen. M. C. Butler, who claimed 
to have been elected thereto by a seceding House of the 
Legislature. A majority of the Committee on Privileges 
and Elections reported that Major Corbin was entitled to the 
seat, but the Senate being about equally divided in politics 
and having seated Gen. Butler upon his certificate of elec- 
tion, signed by Governor Wade Hampton, finally neglected 
to take up and decide the election upon the report of the 
Committee and thus Gen. Butler was left in the seat. In 
1879 Major Corbin was nominated by President Hayes for 
Chief Justice of the Territory of Utah, but the Democratic 
Senate failed to confirm the nomination. 

He removed to Chicago in 1885, practicing his profession 
till a short time before his death. Since he resided in this 
city, he had been professor of Constitutional and Inter- 
national Law in Kent College of Law and also in the Illinois 
College of Law, and Professor of Federal Procedure and 
Practice, and of International Law, in the Law Department 
of Lake Forest University. 

In 1899, Major Corbin published a work on "The Law 
of Personal Injuries in the State of Illinois and the Remedies 
and Defences of Litigants." 


Our Companion will be remembered as a quiet, unassum- 
ing, courteous gentleman, a good citizen and faithful friend ; 
not always successful in business affairs as men count suc- 
cess, but as one of the rapidly diminishing number who, giv- 
ing up their home and profession, offered .their lives for the 
saving of the nation. 

The world is better for the lives of such men. 
To the family of Major Corbin we, as a Commandery, 
extend our sincere sympathy in their great loss. 




Brevet Major United States .Volunteers. .Died at Chicago December 

16, 1905. 

E~;WIS BYRON MITCHELL, ninth child of William 
B. Mitchell and Asenath Towne, his wife, was born at 
Akron, Ohio, May 8th, 1842. His Grandfather, William 
Brown Mitchell and his Grandmother, Elizabeth Brown were 
both Quakers and lived in Yardley, Pa. He comes directly 
of Revolutionary stock, his Grandmother being closely re- 
lated to Major-General Jacob Brown, hero of the battle of 
Lundy Lane. 

When the war broke out in 1861, on April 19th, he joined 
Battery A of the 1st Regiment Illinois Light Artillery U. S. 
V. with a number of his old schoolmates. He served 
throughout the entire war rising, finally, to the rank of 



Major and being assigned to the personal staff of General 
John A. Logan. He was mustered in as 1st Lieut. Co. H 1st 
Illinois Light Artillery, U. S. V., Feb. 20th, 1862 ; Capt. & A. 
D. C., U. S. V., March 13, 1865 : Bvt. Major, U. S. V. "For 
faithful and meritorious services during the recent cam- 
paign" March 13, 1865 : Mustered out, Sept. 6th, 1865. 

Engaged in battles of Fredrickstown, Mo., Shiloh, Tenn., 
and served with Battery H, in the campaign until he reached 
Memphis ; there detailed on Gen. Asboth's staff and served 
there until after Vicksburg was taken. Was then detailed as 
Ordnance officer 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, served in 
that capacity until battle of Mission Ridge. Was then de- 
tailed Ordnance officer, 15th Army Corps and served in that 
capacity until conclusion of the war. Was in all the cam- 
paigns of the 15th Army Corps, except Vicksburg. Was 
with Gen. Osterhaus on the march to the sea. 

Elected March 2nd, 1881, as a Companion of the First 
Class, Original, of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, 
of the United States through the Commandery of the State 
of Illinois. (Insignia No. 2020.) 

In 1879 he became a member of the Board of Trade, of 
which he was an honored member for over twenty years, and 
twice filled the office of director. Entering the commission 
and grain brokerage business independently, he was success- 
fully engaged therein until his death, which occurred Dec. 
16th, 1905, at the age of 63 years. 

Companion Mitchell was a man of exceptionally lovable 
character, of strict integrity and well beloved by all who 
knew him. He was modest, unassuming and unselfish, al- 
most to his own detriment, and his whole business career 
was devoted to the welfare and future of his family. He 
was a great reader and talked interestingly and authoritative- 
ly on a broad scope of subjects. He was honest in the strict- 
est sense of the term, and his word was absolutely as good 
as his bond. He was a man of exceedingly temperate habits, 


and of most moderate tastes. His was a great heart and a 
great heart always does its work in the world and leaves 
something behind that never dies. 

His memory will be warmly cherished by his surviving 
Companions, who extend to his sorrowing family their ten- 
der sympathy. 




Surgeon United States Volunteers. Died at Barmen, Germany, 
January 14, /pod. 

WE are again called upon to mourn the loss of an hon- 
ored Companion. Major Theodore Julius Bluthardt 
died at his post of duty at Barmen, Germany, on the 14th of 
January 1906. Born on the 24th of July 1837 at Neuenburg 
in Prussia, he came with his parents, when he was 11 years 
of age, to the neighboring city of Konitz. Here he attended 
the high school for a period of five years. He was an un- 
commonly bright boy and much liked by his teachers. This 
prompted the Prussian authorities to suggest to the father to 
let him be educated at the expense of the State at either a 
military or naval academy for the public service. The 
father, a liverty loving man, declined the proposition, be- 



cause the harsh reactionary measures resorted to by the 
German governments after the bloody uprising of the years 
1848 and '49, had ripened in him the resolution to leave 
Germany and come to the United States of America. This 
was about the year 1853. The family, which was blest with 
many children, first settled in Adrian, Mich., but removed a 
few years later to Chicago. Here the son earned a livelihood 
by hard labor during the daytime, but prompted by a laud- 
able ambition, he saved enough by dint of strict economy to 
be able to devote his evening hours to the study of medicine 
and surgery at the Linn Medical College, from which he re- 
ceived his diploma as a practicing physician in 1860. Anx- 
ious, however, to advance his scientific knowledge as much 
as was in his power he at once proceeded to Germany to hos- 
pitate in the department of medical and surgical science at. 
the Berlin Academy. Thus equipped he returned to our city 
immediately upon the fall of Fort Sumter, in order to tender 
his services as a surgeon in the Armies of the Union. 

On the 26th of July 1861 our Companion was appointed 
First Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon of the First 111. Cav. 
Regt. U. S. V. On the 4th of April, 1862, he was promoted 
to the rank of Major and Surgeon of the 23rd Regt. Mo. 
Infy. U. S. V. Discharged for disability on the 10th of 
January 1864 on account of wounds received and the many 
hardships he had suffered in the campaigns through which 
he had passed, he remained out of service scarcely a month, 
when he re-entered as Acting Assistant Surgeon U. S. V., 
in which capacity he did duty until the first of April 1864 
and from August llth, 1864, to September 12th, 1864. On 
that day he became the Surgeon of the 144th 111. Infy. Regt. 
U. S. V., and held this position until he was mustered out 
with the field and staff on July the 14th, 1865. 

With the First Regt. 111. Cav. Vol., our Companion first 
did service at Mexico, Mo., General Pope commanding. 
From here the regiment was ordered in August 1861, first to 


Jefferson Barracks, Mo., then to Jefferson City, Mo., Gen- 
eral U. S. Grant commanding, and next to Lexington, Mo., 
where on the 26th of September 1861 our Companion suf- 
fered the fate of being captured with the entire command 
under Colonel Mulligan. When paroled, he took charge of 
our wounded soldiers with whom he was sent on the Steamer 
Clara Bell from Lexington to St. Louis, where he did serv- 
ice at the general hospital until promoted. He came to 
Tennessee with the 23rd Mo. Infy. Vol., and was at the bat- 
tle of Shiloh, from where he was ordered to bring the sick 
and wounded to Alton, 111. Having discharged this duty, he 
came to Macon City, Mo., and from there to St. Louis. 
Later on, while surgeon of the 144th 111. Vol. Infy., he 
served as Post Surgeon at Alton, 111. 

In performing the arduous duties of an army surgeon, 
our Companion proved himself to be faithful and efficient 
throughout the entire war and those of our comrades who 
came under his treatment express warm praise for the 
humane spirit and the loving patience and care with which 
he administered the relief they were in need of, while at all 
times he cheerfully shared with his comrades of all ranks 
the hardships incident to camp and field. 

After the war, our Companion resumed the practice of 
medicine in Chicago and was quite successful, leading a life 
of unclouded happiness by the side of a noble wife, the 
daughter of one of those stalwart German-American citi- 
zens of St. Louis, who by their patriotic ardor at the out- 
break of the war prevented the disloyal element from tak- 
ing the State of Missouri out of the Union! She bore him 
four children, three sons and a daughter, and her great ac- 
complishments and personal charms gained for her the love 
and admiration of a large circle of friends. The grim 
destroyer took her from him several years ago and this cast 
a deep gloom over his subsequent life. He yearned to be 
removed from the scene where she had dwelt and had shed 


a glamor of bliss over his whole being. So he secured 
from President Roosevelt the appointment as American 
Consul at Barmen, Germany, which position he held when 
death overtook him. During his residence in Chicago he 
held at different times the positions of County Physician 
and member of the Board of Education of the City, and in 
both capacities, as well as in the important office last con- 
fided to him, he was the same trustworthy and honorable 
public servant he had proved himself to be during the en- 
tire war. 

Our Companion was not only a royal good fellow, but 
also a very kind-hearted and generous man. He bore no ill 
will to anybody, was free from guile and happy when he 
saw others prosper. His friends were at all times delighted 
to see his genial countenance and enjoy his good-humored 
speech. It is sad to contemplate that he has parted from us, 

"Thou livest and must live forever; think not 
the earth, which is thine outward covering, is 
Existence. It will cease, and then thou wilt be 
no less than thou art now." 

So let us cherish the fond hope that we shall meet our 
Companion again in the great Hereafter. 




Companion of the Third Class. Died at Washington, D. C., 
January 25, 1906. 

Brevis a natura nobis vita data est : at memoria 
bene reditse vitse sempiterna. Cicero. 

The life given us by nature is short, but the memory 
of one well spent is eternal. 

THE duty charged upon the committee by this Com- 
mandery to prepare a "tribute of respect to the mem- 
ory of our late Companion Thomas Barbour Bryan," at the 
time of his death a Companion of the third class of the 
Military Ofder of the Loyal Legion of the United States, 
through the Commandery of Illinois, can be but imperfect- 
ly performed because of the multiplied and varied incidents 
of Mr. Bryan's life that should have notice, and the need of 



brevity. The committee must meet divergent duties, on the 
one hand that his many services to his fellows and the pub- 
lic have mention, and on the other that such mention be 
condensed into as few lines as possible : there must be some 
showing of Mr. Bryan and it must be short. 

He was born in Alexandria in the District of Columbia 
the 2nd of December, 1828, of a lineage of which he might 
well have been proud, for his paternal grandfather was a 
major in the War of 1812, and for many years a member 
of the State Senate of Virginia; one of his mother's broth- 
ers was successively governor of Virginia, minister to Eng- 
land, Secretary of War, and United States Senator, and 
another Speaker of the Virginia House of Representatives, 
and later Justice of the Supreme Court of the United 
States. Himself a graduate of Harvard, he adopted the 
law as a profession and because of his instinctive abhor- 
rence of negro slavery he left Alexandria and after about a 
year spent in Cincinnati, he in 1852 removed to Chicago, 
and here for years, making his professional life secondary 
to other matters, he gave at every call, to the full measure 
of his ability, to the public interests of the city, its good 
government, its schools, its fair fame, its public enterprises. 
He was thus constantly active in efforts of an ennobling 
kind. His duty to his fellows was ever a controlling im- 
pulse. He was always on the side of better things, and soon 
became one of our city's representative men. Buying at an 
early date a tract of land in what is now the pretty suburban 
village of Elmhurst, he built a fine residence, and improved 
the grounds about it in a most pleasing way with trees, 
shrubbery, plants and flowers and here and there a winding 
road, which beside the pleasure it all gave, had an educa- 
tional value, and here for years he dispensed a generous 
hospitality, simple and charming. 

The records of Chicago in its early days are dotted from 
year to year with evidences of his steady and continuing 


efforts to foster its progress along lines, many of them quite 
impersonal. He was at one time President of the Me- 
chanics' Institute, and when later the integrity of the Young 
Men's Association was threatened, he, in response to a writ- 
ten call from members who cherished it, stood for its Presi- 
dent and after a most spirited contest was elected. He 
built Bryan Hall, especially adapted to fairs, social enter- 
tainments, balls and concerts at a time when such a hall was 
very much needed, and here the Philharmonic Society con- 
certs, among Chicago's earliest attempts at .orchestral music, 
were born and lived and died, the forerunner of something 
better; to his initiative we owe our beautiful Graceland. In 
a broader field when the condition of the municipal affairs 
of the city became so disturbing as to demand, in the opin- 
ion of that class of citizens who do not ordinarily take 
direct, active interest in politics, that they make an earnest 
effort for reform, he was their chosen candidate for mayor 
and though beaten, the effort was by no means barren of 
good results. 

Early in 1861 South Carolina, purporting to act as a 
state, lowered from the government Custom House and 
Post Office at Charleston the flag of the United States and 
hoisted over them and Kort Moultrie the "Palmetto," and 
the collector at that port commenced receiving duties and 
granting clearances in the name of the state. It not only 
claimed to be out of the Union but it seized and occupied 
property that belonged to the United States. A public meet- 
ing was called within a few days after the news of this ac- 
tion arrived in Chicago by a large number of 'citizens, men 
"in favor of sustaining the Union and enforcing the laws." 
Mr. Bryan was one of the signers of this call ; his loyalty 
was without hesitation, and his action without delay. The 
spirit and feeling of this meeting was well expressed in one 
of the resolutions offered : "We have neither compromise 
nor concession to offer disunionists arrayed in open re- 


bellion to the government, or their aiders or abettors." 
There were not wanting at this time and later, citizens of 
Chicago who from place of birth, education, association or 
otherwise thought that an attempt at what they called 
"coercion" of the Southern States should not be made and 
so far did they carry this as to rejoice at later dates when 
the army of the North met with a reverse. This sophism 
had no force with Mr. Bryan ; his devotion to his country 
was not bounded by state lines. 

Disguise it by whatever form of words might be used, 
the North, even then, well understood the real issue to be; 
Was this Union a nation, or a rope of sand, to be divided at 
the crazy whim of any one of its members? while behind it 
slavery was throwing its baleful shadow, and already seek- 
ing its end by a resort to arms. The feeling of all lovers of 
the Union was intense and deep-seated. A concert had 
been advertised to be held in Bryan Hall for the evening of 
the day (the 13th of April) when Sumter was fired on, and 
it was given. Near its close Balatka, the conductor, playe 1 
the Star Spangled Banner, not on the program ; as the first 
notes were sounded the audience that crowded the hall by 
one common impulse rose, and cheer upon cheer drowned 
the music. It was Chicago's quick response to the echo of 
South Carolina's guns. It was further responded to by a 
second mass meeting held for the purpose of taking 
measures to arm and equip the Chicago volunteers and a 
"War Committee" was appointed, which later was merged 
in a "Union Defense Committee," some of the members ot 
the first committee asking to be retired. Mr. Bryan was a 
member of both these committees. The tramp of regi- 
ments, the coming and going of soldiers in smaller bodies 
and singly, yet in large numbers, well men going to the 
front, sick and wounded on furlough on their way to the 
hospital or home, followed for months and years. To meel 
daily recurring wants a Provisional Home was opened to 


"provide for the sick, wounded and destitute soldiers and to 
furnish refreshments and temporary lodging gratuitously." 
Mr. Bryan was chairman of the committee on organization 
and president of the "Provisional Home" thus established, 
as he was of a more permanent one that succeeded it. It 
may not be amiss to give some idea of the earlier work. 
During its first year there were 46,384 arrivals, 96,90? 
meals furnished, 16,481 lodgings and 2,557 medical patients. 
Multiply this by four and some partial knowledge of what 
was done can be realized. The direct work was done by the 
women of Chicago. Mr. Lincoln in an address made by 
him, once said : 

"I am not accustomed to the language of eulogy; I H~~' 
never studied the art of paying compliments to women ; but 
I must say that if all that has been said by orators and 
poets since the creation of the world in praise of women 
were applied to the women of America, it would not do 
them justice for their conduct during this war. I will close 
by saying, God bless the women of America." 

The inaugural ceremonies of the Second Sanitary Fair 
were opened by Mr. Bryan who from the time it was pro- 
posed and for many laborious months afterwards gave it 
constant and loyal care, thought and attention. Here again 
the direct work was done by women but Mr. Bryan's in- 
terest and aid were past measure. It netted $240,813.00, 
and out of it grew a more permanent "Home" which was 
maintained till the provision for disabled soldiers made by 
the general government and several of the states super- 
seded it. 

In 1871 Congress, dissatisfied with the then government 
of the District of Columbia, passed an act changing it. It 
is almost amusing (considering the situation), how great 
was its want of adaptation and the outcome of this law, 
which established a system, approaching in form the gov- 
ernment of a Territory with a governor, legislature and 


board of public works. This proving unsatisfactory it was 
in a short time (1874) repealed and the government estab- 
lished by it abolished. A new act was passed providing for 
a commission of three persons to exercise the powers of 
the officers appointed under the former act, which has since 
then, with some modification, been the government of the 
District. Mr. Bryan was nominated by the President and 
confirmed by the Senate as one of these commissioners, and 
to the duties of this office he gave some years of time and 
thought, having a residence in Washington yet always re- 
taining the one at Elmhurst. 

The superlative value of these changes was in a short 
time apparent, becoming more so each year as time ad- 
vanced. Washington up to that time, to characterize it in 
short, was a mud hole, a shapeless, formless, hideous vil- 
lage, a shame, almost a disgrace to the Nation. The meta- 
morphosis has been complete ; it is now a beautiful city the 
pride of the people, its charm increasing year by year. 

When it was determined by Congress to mark the four 
hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America bv 
Columbus, by an exhibition that should in some degree at 
least represent the progress and condition of this country, 
there at once arose a desire on the part of several of our 
cities to secure the coveted honor. This question after a time 
narrowed down to a friendly but most active and deter- 
mined contest between New York and Chicago, whether the 
one or the other should be preferred ; these two great cities 
the contestants, the country at large, the audience, and Con- 
gress the jury. It was most exhaustively argued, on the 
one side and the other by the press, in public meetings, in 
private conversation and finally before a committee of the 
two houses. Should it be New York, a seaport city easy 
of access at a small expense to the outside world, the com- 
mercial metropolis of the country with its beautiful sur- 
roundings, its delicious summer climate, its wealth and 


show, its claimed cosmopolitan population, or Chicago the 
center and pivot of the valley of the Mississippi, with its 
situation at the head of a chain of fresh water seas, its cen- 
tral location, its rapid growth and probable future, its truly 
American type as a city? These, with dozens of other 
arguments on the one side and the other were pressed. In 
this debate, shall we write duel ? in which hundreds were en- 
gaged, for it lasted a year and more, Mr. Bryan was Chi- 
cago's foremost advocate. For his efforts he was unpaid, 
giving a willing, voluntary service to his city at a large cost 
of money, time and strength. When Chicago's success was 
assured his attention was turned to the work to be done to 
make the Exposition a success. On this mission he spent a 
year or more abroad ; foreign governments were urged to 
action ; kings, princes, even the Pope received him ; associa- 
tions, literary and commercial gave him a hearing in its be- 
half. His pleasing address, his acquaintance with the forms 
of society, his knowledge of foreign languages, his clear 
perception of the large importance of the matters of his 
mission, begat success. This latter work could not be done 
by Mr. Bryan without expense ; the fire of 1871, the panic 
of 1873 and again of 1893, and his consequent losses, the 
"res augusta donii" had crippled him ; but this service ren- 
dered, he declined further salary, not at all ceasing his 
efforts in the Exposition's behalf. In later years the death 
of Mrs. Bryan and advancing age lessened his activity in 
public matters, but his interest in them never ceased. 

He died in the city of Washington, January 25, 190(5, 
leaving a son, now Envoy Extraordinary 'and Minister 
Plenipotentiary of the United States at Portugal, and a 
daughter whose success as an artist seemed assured had she 
cared to embrace portraiture as a profession. 

E. B. McCAGG, 



First Lieutenant United States Colored Troops. Died at Chicago 
March 3, 1906. 

sell, St. Lawrence County, New York, May 28th, 
1849, of parents who came to Massachusetts in the early co- 
lonial days from England. His grandfather was a soldier in 
the Revolutionary War, having enlisted when less than seven- 
teen years old, and being honorably discharged on the ter- 
mination of the great struggle. Companion Clark's early 
education was in the common school and at St. Lawrence 
Academy in Potsdam, New York. Given such an ancestry 
and a strong sense of duty, and sterling character built upon 
a solid foundation, he could not do otherwise when he saw 
liberty and freedom's cause endangered than drop all lesser 
concerns and offers his service and life, if need be, in his 

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country's cause. When eighteen years of age, he enlisted as 
a private soldier in the llth New York Cavalry, with which 
he rendered faithful service and so gained the confidence 
and respect of his superior officers that, in 1864, he was 
commissioned Lieutenant in the 38th U. S. Colored In- 
fantry. In these two commands, he participated in all their 
marches and battles. He was honorably mustered out at 
Louisville, Kentucky, March 30th, 1866. Immediately after 
his release from the life and duty of a soldier, he returned 
to the Academy, when completing his interrupted college 
preparatory studies, he entered Middlebury College, Ver- 
mont, became a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
Fraternity, and graduated in the class of 1871, receiving the 
degree of Bachelor of Arts, and later, in 1874, of Master 
of Arts and the Key of Phi Beta Kappa. While obtaining 
his education, he taught five terms of three months each, 
including one term as principal of Lawenceville Academy. 
Immediately after his graduation, he came to Chicago and 
became a law student in the offices of Higgins, Swett & 
Quieg and was admitted to the Bar of Illinois upon exam- 
ination by the Supreme Court in 1873. For several years 
he acted as the agent of the Calumet & Chicago Canal and 
Dock Company, and then was in the real estate and insur- 
ance business on his own account. With a slieht interrup- 
tion, caused by ill health, he continued to reside in South 
Chicago, where he was a leader in everything which tended 
to the improving of conditions in that growing and populous 
community. In 1895 he was appointed by the Judges of 
the Courts of Records of Cook County a Justice of the 
Peace and so discharged the duties of this important posi- 
tion and of that of Police Magistrate, for which he was 
selected by Mayor Swift, that there was never heard a word 
of criticism or censure directed against him. He became a 
member of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1870 at Rut- 
land, Vermont, and held important official positions in that 


In 1890, he became a Companion of the Military Order 
of the Loyal Legion of the United States in the Com- 
mandery of Illinois. His presence at our meetings, his 
genial and pleasant voice, the warm grasp of his hand, will 
be missed by all of us. 

March 9th, 1874, Companion Clark was married to Miss 
Mary L. Tilden, the daughter of Judge Calvin Gilbert Til- 
den, well known as a jurist of the Green Mountain state. 
Five children were born of this union, but only two surviv- 
ing, Angie, a teacher in the Monticello High School, and 
Roscoe (entitled to membership in this Order), who is now 
with the Harvester Company at South Deering. A son, 
Gilbert, of rare promise died February 22d, 1904, while in 
his senior year at the Illinois University, in his twenty- 
second year. 

Companion Clark was a man of deep and sincere reli- 
gious convictions, a consistent member of the Congregational 
Church, and active and influential in the South Chicago 
Society, from its establishment in 1872 to the day of his 
death. He was born and reared in the atmosphere of Re- 
publicanism and never knew or wished for any other politi- 
cal connections than to belong to the party of a Lincoln, a 
Grant and a Logan. At the same time there never was, 
there never could be, bitterness or narrow partisanship in 
so kindly and gentle a soul, who, in his every act and word 
and thought illustrated the real characteristics of a Christian 
and a gentleman, broad charity for the faults of others, the 
same consideration for his fellow men and women that he 
would wish for himself. 

We ask that a copy of this memorial be sent to his sor- 
rowing widow, son and daughter, with assurance of the 
heart felt sympathy of his comrades in arms. 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, March 16, 1906. 

/ TpHE evening of Friday, March 16th, 1906, Captain 
John Hall Sherratt, then Senior Vice Commander of 
this Commandery, died in Philadelphia at the age of sixty- 
two years. The death of such a man, a soldier of the 
Union in his youth, an eminent citizen in the years of his 
later life, is worthy of more than a passing mention. Few 
men have been more deeply mourned than he in the com- 
munity where he resided. 

Captain Sherratt was born near Rockford, Illinois, on 
the 12th of April, 1844. He received his education in the 
common schools at Rockford. When in 1862 President 
Lincoln issued the call for three hundred thousand more, 



young Sherratt, then eighteen years of age, enlisted in Com- 
pany K of the 74th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He had a 
brother, Thomas W. 'Sherratt, two years older than John, 
even now remembered among his boyhood friends for "ster- 
ling character and brilliant promise. The two were insepa- 
rable and they enlisted together. They were side by side at 
the battle of Stone River when Thomas received a severe 
wound in the hand of a character such as to completely dis- 
able him for further military service. He was consequently 
discharged and returned home to die soon after at the age 
of twenty-one by reason of an accident from which, owing 
to his wounded hand, he was unable to protect himself. 

Captain Sherratt remained with the 74th until in 1864 
he was promoted to be quartermaster of the 42nd U. S. 
Colored Infantry, in which capacity he displayed ability of 
a high order in difficult circumstances and was soon pro- 
moted to a captaincy. He was mustered out of the United 
States service the 31st of January 1866, having served 
faithfully and efficiently as a soldier in every position to 
which he had been called. Returning home he entered the 
employment of the Rock ford Insurance Company at first in 
a subordinate capacity. Here his ability and industry were 
speedily manifest. He became general agent of the com- 
pany and later its assistant secretary. On the 1st of Janu- 
ary 1880 he severed his connection with the Rockford and 
became secretary of the Forest City Insurance Company. 
After ten years' service as secretary he became president of 
that company, retaining the office until his death. He was a 
director of the Third National Bank of Rockford and in 
1897 was elected president of that institution. Eminently 
successful in administering the affairs both of the insurance 
company and of the bank, each of these institutions pros- 
pered exceedingly under his wise and efficient direction. 
In 1889 there was a widespread impression in the city of 
Rockford that the time had come when its municipal af- 


fairs required the management of an executive of strong 
character, firmness of will, recognized ability and compre- 
hensive understanding of the city's needs. Captain Sher- 
ratt was at that time traveling in California, but without 
his knowledge or consent he was nominated for mayor and 
was subsequently persuaded to accept the nomination. He 
was elected by a large majority. His administration of the 
city's affairs is not yet forgotten. He served the people as 
they believed he would, without thought of personal con- 
siderations and with an eye single to the public welfare. 
Those who were brought in contact with him in the perform- 
ance of his official duties were impressed with the clearness 
of his judgment and the strength of his intellect. No one 
ever questioned his integrity nor the purity of his motives. 
During his administration three bridges across Rock River 
were erected, for which, as the result showed, there was 
urgent need. One of the aldermen represented to him that 
one of these bridges should be located at the north end of 
the city. Mayor Sherratt admitted this, but pointed out 
that such location would benefit property in which he was 
interested and added, "We must avoid even the appearance 
of evil in this life." At the expiration of two years' service 
he declined renomination, having done much to elevate the 
standards of municipal administration and given the city an 
impetus the effect of which still endures. 

It is given to but few men to leave an impress upon the 
community in which their lives are spent such as was made 
by Captain Sherratt. The men most prominent in the pub- 
lic and business life of that community speak of him as 
Rockford's first citizen. His integrity, his devotion to prin- 
ciple, his faithfulness to duty, his uniform courtesy and the 
firmness with which he adhered to his convictions of right, 
his private life and public services won the good will, confi- 
dence and friendship of the citizens of Rockford more wide- 
ly perhaps than was given to any other citizen of his time. 


There was nothing of public concern which did not interest 
him, whether in church, social, personal or business rela- 
tions. He was always helpful to his comrades of the Grand 
Army and none could do more than he did to promote the 
success of regimental reunions of the old Seventy-fourth. 
Perhaps the most valuable of the papers contained in the 
printed records of those reunions was one read by him, 
which has more than local value and significance. The 
range of his activities was wide. Places of responsibility 
and trust sought him because men deemed him worthy. He 
became president of the board of trustees of Rockford Col- 
lege, at a time of need, and was president of the Rockford 
Hospital, an institution in which he was deeply interested. 
His life was full of good deeds. Deprived of the advantages 
of a college education by his service in the Civil War he 
more than supplied the deficiency by his love of books and 
studious habits. When the news of his death was received 
the community in which he lived rose as one man to do him 

In the second volume of Military Essays and Recollec- 
tions published by this Commandery appears the paper 
which he read before it entitled "Some Corrections of 
Grant's Memoirs as Regards General George H. Thomas." 
Inspired by his sense of justice as well as by the regard 
which in common with all soldiers of the old Army of the 
Cumberland he entertained for its great commander he un- 
dertook, at the request of his comrades of the Seventy- 
fourth, a task which might readily subject him to criticism, 
and fulfilled it in a manner which commanded unstinted re- 
spect and admiration. 

Captain Sherratt was a loyal member Of this Command- 
ery, habitually coming from Rockford to Chicago in order 
to attend its meetings, which he greatly enjoyed. His patri- 
otic service to his country did not end with his military 
career. It inspired him to earnest, efficient and upright en- 


deavor as a citizen to serve his state and generation. As 
in the days when we marched and fought together, he was 
faithful to every call of duty, a typical soldier of the Union 
in war and peace. 

Captain Sherratt was married July 9th, 1873, to Harriett 
E. Wight of Rockford, a daughter of Hon. James M. Wight, 
an early citizen and prominent lawyer of that place. The 
union has been ideal, their companionship inseparable. 
Those who have had the privilege of knowing them may 
realize to some extent what the separation must mean to 
the survivor. 

Let us recall in conclusion the closing words of his ad- 
dress delivered in defense of the memory of his old com- 
mander, General George H. Thomas : "Standing," he said, 
"on the Pacific shore and looking out through the Golden 
Gate to the West, we see again the East. We look across 
an ocean where the new and the old come together, where 
the days with the meridians meet, where time and eternity 
seem one on its ever changing, ever changeless waters. From 
that shore on that March evening the spirit of our old Com- 
mander passed through other Golden Gates to other shores 
where on the peaceful waters of God's Eternal love all 
things are ever new, the days are a perpetual morning and 
time and its mutations are unknown." Thus his own spirit 
has passed. Remembering him and the companions who 
like him have gone before, 

"Are we not richer than of old? 

Safe in their immortality, 
What change can reach the wealth we "hold, 

What chance can mar the pearl and gold, 
Their lives have left in trust with us?" 




Lieutenant Colonel United States Volunteers. 
March 29. /pod. 

Died at Chicago 

THE little band of six members of the Illinois Com- 
mandery of the Loyal Legion, all Officers of a regi- 
ment that was recruited, mustered and performed its ser- 
vice more than a thousand miles away from the State of 
Illinois, and a majority of the members of which little cir- 
cle have nearly always been present at the regular meetings 
of the Commandery ; has been rudely and suddenly broken 
by the unexpected death of Colonel Freeman Conner of 
the Forty-fourth X. Y. Infantry, U. S. V. 

To the officers of the regiment referred to, the meetings 
of the Commandery have been more than a common source 
of pleasure, by reason of the unusual experience of having 



so many, from so old an organization, still able to be to- 
gether frequently ; and they therefore feel, that in the death 
of Colonel Conner, one who was very close to them has 
been removed, for their association with him since the days 
of the Civil War has been almost constant. It is like the 
breaking of the ties of home. Up to the last night of Colonel 
Conner's life he had apparently been in good health, and on 
that very evening had attended the wedding reception of a 
daughter of one of his old regimental comrades, where his 
good health and fine spirits had been remarked upon. Only 
a few hours after having left this cheerful scene and where 
his wife was awaiting his return, his lifeless body was found 
a few blocks away, lying on the public street, a victim of 
heart failure; his death no doubt having been instantaneous 
and natural. 

Colonel Conner was born at Exeter, New Hampshire, 
on March 2nd, 1836, he was educated in the public schools 
of his native town, and later graduated at Hampton, New 

He came to Chicago in 1858, where he remained in busi- 
ness up to the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion. 

His first military experience was in 1858 as a member 
of a Chicago City Company known as the Cadets of the 
Sixtieth Regiment. The Captain of this company at that 
time (Stryker) afterwards became the Colonel of the Forty- 
fourth N. Y. Infantry, U. S. V., in which regiment Colonel 
Conner himself went out as a Captain. 

He became in 1859 a member of Colonel Ellsworth's 
famous Chicago Zouave organization, namely the "United 
States Zouave Cadets." On account of his commanding 
physique he took rank in this company as number one of 
squad one, being, we believe, the tallest member of the com- 

He went with them on the celebrated tour of nearly all 
the large American cities in the year before the war. In 


this Company he was one of its most efficient and reliable 
members, seldom failing to be on hand at its regular and 
exacting drills, or its parades and other functions. 

His proficiency as a Volunteer Army Officer afterwards, 
and his knowledge of military affairs was almost exclusively 
derived from his early association with Colonel Ellsworth. 
He never gave up his friendly relations with the members 
of this old company, and up to the very last, maintained 
correspondence with many of them, and kept trace of the 
whereabouts and welfare of all its survivors. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War he organized Com- 
pany C, Chicago Zouaves, and on April 21st, 1861, took 
this company to Springfield, Illinois, and although the offi- 
cers of the company were duly commissioned, it was not 
accepted, the quota for troops for the State of Illinois be- 
ing already filled. 

Later, with many other members of the old Chicago 
Zouave Company, and at the request of, and by the influ- 
ence of Colonel Ellsworth of the Eleventh N. Y. Infantry, 
"U. S. V., he took a Lieutenancy in that organization a 
regiment that was known as "The New York Fire Zouaves" 
its members having been recruited from the old volunteer 
Fire Companies of New York City. 

This regiment, it is said, was the first one mustered into 
the service of the United States for the term of "three 
years of the War." The mustering officer was Colonel 
McDowell, and President Lincoln was personally present at 
the muster, going about and conversing with various mem- 
bers of the command. Colonel Conner was with this regi- 
ment in the streets of Alexandria, Virginia, opposite the 
Marshall House, when Colonel Ellsworth was assassinated 
there on May 24th, 1861. He was also with this regiment 
at the Battle of Bull Run, July 21st, 1861. 

He resigned his commission in the Eleventh New York 
shortly after this, and received and accepted the offer of the 


Captaincy of Company D, Forty-fourth N. Y. Infantry, 
U. S. V., September Kith, 1861. He was the first man to 
accept a commission in this regiment, which was recruited 
at Albany, New York, and left for Washington and the 
Front in October, 1861. 

Colonel Conner with his regiment participated in the 
following Campaigns and Battles : 

Siege of Yorktown, May, 1862. 

Hanover Court House, May 27th, 1862. 

Seven days before Richmond, including the Battles of 
Gain's Mill and Malvern Hill, June 25th to July 2nd, 1862. 

Second Bull Run, August 30th, 1862. 

Antietam, September 16th-17th, 1862. 

Fredericksburgh, December 12th-15th, 1862. 

Chancellorsville, May llth-14th, 1862. 

Upperville, June 21st, 1863. 

Gettysburgh, July lst-3rd, 1863. 

Rappahannock Station, November 7th, 1863. 

Wilderness, May 5th-7th, 1864. 

Weldon Road, June 22nd-23rd, 1864. 

He was twice severely wounded, once, in the right arm 
at the Battle of Fredericksburgh, Virginia, on December 
13th, 1862, in the charge on Mary's Heights, and again, in 
the left shoulder, at the Battle of the Wilderness, May 7th, 

He was from time to time promoted for gallantry on the 
Field, first to rank of Major on July 4th, 1862, second to 
Lieutenant Colonel on September 4th, 1862, third to Colonel 
on August 27th, 1863. 

Upon the regiment's return home in October, 1864, after 
its term of enlistment had expired, he was in command of 
it, having served throughout the entire time, being absent 
but twice from active duty, and then only for short periods, 
and while convalescing from wounds. 

The history of the Forty-fourth N. Y. Infantry, U. S. 


V., is the story of Colonel Conner's army life. The regi- 
ment gave its service from 1861 to 1864, sharing in the 
honors of all the great battles of the Army of the Potomac, 
in which battles a large proportion of its membership was 
lost, and it also became decimated by death, disease, and 
the fortunes of war. The story of this regiment and of 
Colonel Conner is the story of many another regiment and 

But as he would no doubt say today, if alive "The era 
of the Civil War is ended. The veterans are passing. Time 
has softened the asperities of civil strife, and the boys in 
blue with their whilom enemies are united in a common 
brotherhood of American Citizenship to make their last 
days on earth happier because of association in patriotic 
memories of a great struggle. But the end has come, and 
a younger generation is taking command. Due honor has 
been paid to the men who saved the Nation. It is for the 
children to move forward to the future. The conscious- 
ness of the transition should be but a fresh pledge to 
patriotism. But the peace for which the great commander 
of the triumphant Union Army prayed is here to give its 
Benediction to the remnant of the Great Army of the Re- 

Colonel Conner was a Past Commander in the Grand 
Army of the Republic, having been Junior Vice Commander 
in 1884, and Commander in 1885 of General George H. 
Thomas Post 5, Chicago. He was also a Past President of 
the Western Society of The Army of the Potomac. 

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, January 10th, 1895. 

One of Colonel Conner's most remarkable traits was his 
perfect memory of events, and associates, of the Civil War. 
Even up to the last days of his life he was very familiar 
with the names and circumstances surrounding those who 


were his Comrades in 1861 to 1865. He kept up a volumi- 
nous correspondence with members of his old regiment and 
brigade, and when information was wanted of the where- 
abouts or circumstances of any of the old Comrades, such 
information was usually supplied by him, promptly. He 
kept in touch with, and never ceased to be interested in them. 

Probably the happiest moments of his later days were 
those spent in recounting the adventures of his life as a 
soldier of the Republic (of which he had a perfect memory), 
and hearing the accounts of the experiences of others of 
his comrades. 

As a comrade of Colonel Conner's, whose acquaintance 
with him was acquired amongst the trying vicissitudes of 
Army Life has already said : 

"Colonel Freeman Conner was a splendid type of the 
Volunteer soldier. The day of Battle found him ready, and 
whoever followed him soon found himself in the midst of 
the fight. He discharged faithfully and well all the duties 
he was called upon to perform. In camp, on the march 
or in battle, he was the same patient, constant, reliable fac- 
tor. Capable of great physical endurance, self poised and 
buoyant, he never lagged, he never lacked faith in the ulti- 
mate triumph of our cause. Wherever is found a survivor 
of the Forty-fourth N. Y. Volunteers, there will be found 
sorrowful hearts on receiving the intelligence of his death. 
The Flag he fought to perpetuate is rendered more sacred 
by his unselfish, patriotic life. And now farewell, brave 
soldier, kind friend, sincere patriot." 



First Lieutenant United States Colored Troops. Died at Los 
Angeles, California, April 27, 1906. 

AS in the chronology of great events appears the pass- 
ing of issues and Nations, so, too, must appear in 
the records thereof the names of heroic men who have par- 
ticipated in the upbuilding and preservation of the Nations; 
for men who have risked their lives for a principle, whether 
they hold high station or low, and they did well their ap- 
pointed duties are heroes and live in the hearts of the peo- 
ple, and in their passing the world takes greater note as they 
become fewer in numbers. 

Companion Edward Cowles Markham was born in Ply- 
mouth, Michigan, December 25th, 1843 ; died in Los Angeles, 



California, April 27th, 1906. In this brief epitome is pub- 
lished the life of a man as the world at large will note it, 
but, to those who knew him as a schoolmate, as a friend, 
a soldier, a husband and a loving parent, there will stand 
portrayed through the mist of gathered tears the history of 
a life, with copious notations of the happy comradeship, the 
gallant service and the patriotic sacrifice, the sweet, tender 
affection for the woman he had chosen for his life-mate, 
the loving solicitude for the boy and girl who came to share 
his affections in the home and fireside gatherings, and a 
kindly, gracious companionship for the men who like him- 
self had followed the Stars and Stripes till the red sun ot 
war had set on Appomattox's ensanguined field ; for he was 
one of those heroic men who had participated in thp sal- 
vation of a Nation, and his name was enrolled in the record 
of that Nation's perilous days. 

Companion Markham enlisted in Company E, Third 
Regiment, New York Calvary Volunteers in July, 1861, and 
where the fluttering guidons led, his glittering sabre flashed 
across the valleys and plains of Virginia, and through the 
swampy trails and over the sandy roadways of North Caro- 
lina, at Balls Bluff, Edwards Ferry, Youngs Cross-Roads, 
Williamston, Kingston, Gouldsborough, until hard-earned 
promotion as Second Lieutenant, Second U. S. Col. Vol. 
Cavalry came to him in March, 1864; to be followed shortly 
thereafter with the rank of First Lieutenant in the same or- 
ganization, and the battles of Whitehall, Weldon R. R., 
Stony Creek, Petersburg, Malvern Hill, New Market, John- 
son's House and Winchester were added to .the record of 
gallant service well performed. 

After his muster out from the Army he engaged in min- 
ing and prospecting in Colorado. Later he came to Chi- 
cago, where he became connected with the "Tribune" and 
later on became interested in advertising work. In 1892 
he removed to West Plains, Missouri, where he took up 


the business of real estate, becoming quite prominent through 
his large transactions in the southern portion of the State. 

In the Spring of 1906 his failing health compelled him 
to visit Los Angeles, at which place the end came to a life 
well spent and filled with kindly actions and cordial friend- 

He was married in 1881 to Miss Harriet B. Wooclbriclge, 
of Wheeling, West Virginia, who died at West Plains in 

He leaves surviving him two children, Jessie W. and Al- 
fred W. To them we tender our profound sympathy, in 
that their loss has been greater than ours and their sorrow 
keener than that of his Companions of the Loyal Legion. 






Second Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Belvidere, 
Illinois, April 28, 1906. 

TO the members of the Illinois Commandery of the 
Loyal Legion, the loss of one of our Companions, 
means much more than the ordinary brotherhood of man. 

In the vanishing one by one of our Companions with 
whom we have held fraternal and familiar association, evok- 
ing thereby the kindliest and pleasantest recollections, we are 
reminded by the loss of Lieutenant Charles Bailey Throop, 
who died at Belvidere, Illinois, on Saturday, April 28th, 
1906, how surely the present keeps crowding out the past. 

Lieutenant Throop was born in Chautauqua County, 
New York, on November 19th, 1827, and had a long and 



adventurous life replete with incidents, almost a decade of 
the younger portion thereof having been spent on whaling 
vessels in the Arctic seas. 

At the beginning of the war of the rebellion he volun- 
teered as a private in Barker's Dragoons, April 19th, 1861, 
for three months service, being mustered out August 13th, 

Re-entering the service, he was mustered as Sergeant 
in Captain Osband's Company of the Fourth Illinois Cavalry 
for three years, and was subsequently promoted to Second 
Lieutenant, Company M, of the same regiment, being de- 
tailed for guard duty at General Grant's Headquarters. He 
was at the battles of Ft. Henry, Ft. Donelson, Shiloh, and 
siege of Corinth, was generally engaged in scouting duty; 
and upon tender of his resignation retired from the army 
March 14th, 1863. 

Returning to Chicago, he was employed in a civil ca- 
pacity by the Government, and for nineteen years acted as 
Inspector and Chief Weigher in the U. S. custom house. 

Upon resigning that position, he settled and lived in 
Iowa several years, where his wife, to whom he was de- 
votedly attached, predeceased him without family, and after 
the lapse of some time he removed to Belviclere, where he 
died as above stated. 

He was a member of Hurlbut Post, G. A. R., and Cleve- 
land Masonic Lodge of Chicago; also of the Order of the 
Eastern Star and the White Shrine. 

He was buried by the Masonic fraternity, as the funeral 
service of that Order and the G. A. R., both being at the 
grave, it was arranged that his comrades of Hurlbut Post 
would attend the burial individually. 

Lieutenant Throop was well preserved and a splendid 
type of American manhood. Of fine physique, and soldierly 
bearing, he had clear perceptions of duty with stalwart cour- 
age, and strength of purpose to fulfil it at all hazards. He 


was just and kind in all the relations of life, and no impu- 
tation was ever cast or rested upon his character. 

His life was passed in the conscientious discharge of 
every duty that developed upon him, and was made excellent 
by a strict sense of honor and integrity. 

Ah ! Ne'er again with him the past 

Will we recall ; anew live o'er 
Our army days. For him at last 

No battle strife or cannon's roar ; 
No drum and fife, nor bugle blast, 

Shall wake his spirit evermore 
Which with the bravest and the best, 

Hath found alike, eternal rest. 




Breret Major United States Volunteers. Died at Cortes, Colorado, 
May 8, /pod. 

was born on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, 
August 29th, 1838. He was a direct descendant of Tristam 
Coffin, one of the original owners of the island, and came of 
a race of sturdy, self respecting, God-fearing men and 
women. His parents, William Seabury French and Re- 
becca Coffin French removed to Providence, Rhode Island, 
in his early boyhood, and there he received his education, 
completing his studies at Brown University. He responded 
to the first call for troops, being mustered in as Corporal, 
Company A, First Rhode Island Infantry, U. S. V., May 



2nd, 1861, served as private secretary to General Burnside 
during the winter of 1861-2, subsequently as volunteer Aide- 
de-camp, was appointed Captain and Commissary of Sub- 
sistence, U. S. V., February 19th, 1863, honorably dis- 
charged on tender of resignation on account of disability 
contracted in the service, September 28th, 1864, and bre- 
vetted Major, U. S. V., "for efficient service in East Tennes- 
see," March 13th, 1865. 

He came to Chicago in 1865, was married May 12th, 
1869, to Miss Jennie Bowen, daughter of James H. Bowen, 
one of Chicago's leading merchants of that day, was en- 
gaged in business here for many years, being a prominent 
resident of Hyde Park, and in 1898, on account of failing 
health, removed to Cortez, Colorado, where he died May 8th, 
1906. He was elected an Original Companion of the Mili- 
tary Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, April 
10th, 1890 his insignia number being 7829. 

His widow, two sons, William Harrison French, Jr., 
and D. Nevins French and one daughter, Mrs. M. W. Pries- 
ler, survive him. To them the Commandery tenders its 




Brevet Major General United States Volunteers. 
May 18, /pod. 

Died at Chicago 

THE CLAN McARTHUR was the dominating clan 
of Scotland from A. D. 300 to 1750. This clan 
crowned and uncrowned the kings of Scotland for more 
than a thousand years. For more than 600 years they were 
the keepers of the Stone of Destiny. Upon this stone, all 
the kings of Scotland were crowned, and since its removal 
to England in the time of James the First, every ruler of 
England has been crowned upon this stone. The legend is 
that this is the stone upon which Jacob rested his head when 
he saw the vision of the angels upon the ladder, ascend- 
ing to, and descending from heaven ; The traditional influ- 



ence of this Stone of Destiny is thus expressed in the lines 
of the old Gaelic poet : 

"Unless the Fates are faithless grown, 

And prophet's voice be vain, 

Where e'er is found this sacred stone, 

The Scottish race shall reign." 

Our Companion was born November 17th, 1826, at 
Erskine, Scotland, and during all his boyhood days, the sto- 
nes of clanish traditions and valorous ancestors were poured 
into his youthful ears, until they became a part of his nature 
and fired him with an ambition which marked his whole 

Possessed of a courage which comes to a race that 
makes kings and saves countries, he never knew the mean- 
ing of the word "fear." 

Mingled with the songs and stories of the Scottish wars, 
were tales of the old grandeur of the clan McArthur and 
the part it played in Scottish history in the olden times. 
The home of the McArthurs was at Dunstafnage Castle, 
where sat the Scottish kings. John McArthur, the lineal 
descendant of such a powerful race, was a soldier born. 
When he reached his majority, there was no war in Scot- 
land and so in 1849 he came to America and settled in Chi- 
cago, where he sought an outlet for his great energy in the 
pursuits of peace. He was a sturdy Highlander, broad 
shouldered and vigorous. With his six feet and more in 
height, he was a most desirable acquisition to any industry. 
He was soon engaged as a mechanic and assisted in the 
construction of engines, boilers and general machinery. In 
1851, he formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, Car- 
lisle Mason. The firm of Mason & McArthur, builders of 
heavy machinery, located on Randolph street, between Clin- 
ton and Jefferson streets. In 1855, the firm built a large 
shop at Canal and Carroll streets. Soon thereafter, in 1856, 
McArthur became connected for the first time with a mili- 


tary organization in Chicago. This was the Chicago High- 
land Guards, composed almost exclusively of Scotchmen, 
and it was not long before McArthur was chosen its cap- 
tain. In 1859, the shops of Mason & McArthur were de- 
stroyed by fire, and the firm was dissolved, McArthur 
launching out for himself. All this time he kept up his in- 
terest in the Highland Guards, perfecting their drill then 
known as heavy infantry, and making the organization one 
of the best disciplined, as well as the most picturesque com- 
panies, in the entire west. They wore tall bear skin caps, 
the kilt of the clan McArthur, and with their bare legs and 
brawny shoulders, they were the pride of the city and the 
state. When the call for troops came in 1861, McArthur 
called his Highland Guards together and, after delivering to 
them a stirring address, he called for volunteers to enlist 
under, the flag of their adopted country. To their credit, it 
can be said that almost to a man they signed the muster roll. 
They were immediately ordered to Springfield and became 
the nucleus around which the Twelfth Illinois Infantry 
was formed and mustered into the United States service on 
May 3rd, 1861. 

Because of his superior ability and soldierly bearing, 
General McArthur was elected Colonel of the regiment. 
Then was begun for McArthur an honorable, brilliant and 
memorable career in the cause of the Union. The regiment 
was ordered to Caseyville, from there to Cairo; thence to 
Birdspoint, Missouri. From this place they went to Padu- 
cah, Kentucky, where they remained until February 5th, 
1862, and occupied the city. November 7th, 1861, they 
were of the command that made a feint on Columbus, Ken- 
tucky, while the Battle of Belmont was in progress. At 
the capture of Fort Donaldson, Colonel McArthur com- 
manded a brigade under General C. F. Smith, and his gal- 
lantry on that occasion won for him promotion as Brigadier 
General. At Shiloh, he led his brigade, and when General 


W. H. L. Wallace, commanding a division, was killed, Mc- 
Arthur was selected to take his place. He remained in 
command of the division until he was so severely wounded 
that he had to be carried from the field, but the battle was 
over for the day. His wound became badly inflamed, and 
for a time it was feared he would lose his foot, but a leave 
of absence and careful nursing by the doctors and his faith- 
ful and devoted wife saved him the loss, and he soon re- 
turned to duty, though yet unable to walk. 

At the Siege of Corinth, General McArthur was again 
in command of a brigade. Shortly after the capture of 
Corinth, he was assigned to the command of the Sixth Di- 

He led his division in the advance and Battle of luka 
and again at the Battle of Corinth his division, with the 
Second, fought nearly the entire rebel force. In the pur- 
suit after the battle, he led his division after the fleeing 
forces of Price and Van Dorn, capturing a large number of 

During the siege of Vicksburg, General McArthur gained 
special honors commanding the First Division of the Sev- 
enteenth Army Corps, and later in the famous Atlanta cam- 
paign of 1864, he commanded the District of Marietta, while 
Atlanta was being besieged. This was a most important 
command, as large quantities of government supplies were 
stored in Marietta, which were essential not only to the 
success, but to the very existence of Sherman's besieging 

In October, 1864, he was assigned to the command of 
the First Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, joining his new 
command at Warrensburg, Missouri, on its return from the 
Kansas border, whither it had pursued Price. During a 
march of 250 miles from Warrensburg, Missouri, to St. 
Louis, in cold and most inclement weather, General Mc- 
Arthur endeared himself to every soldier in his command 


by his prudence and great care for their health and com- 
fort. He was immediately ordered to Nashville with his 
command, reporting to General Thomas. During the des- 
perate battle of Nashville, December 15th and 16th, 1864, 
his division was declared to have accomplished greater re- 
sults, with comparatively less loss, than any other division of 
General Thomas' army. 

While the army lay before Vicksburg, a movement was 
started by friends of General McArthur in Chicago and in 
the command under him, to secure his promotion to Major 
General. He was performing the duties of a Major Gen- 
eral without the rank. A petition was circulated in each one 
of the regiments, serving in his division, praying the Presi- 
dent for this promotion, and signed by every commissioned 
officer present for duty. A paragraph from the petition for- 
warded by the Sixteenth Wisconsin Infantry is a fair illus- 
tration of those forwarded by all the regiments. This in 
part is as follows : 

"Since March, 1862, this regiment has been in General 
McArthur's command, and we say but little when we say 
that during this time our respect for him has grown to ad- 
miration and our admiration to enthusiasm. We need not 
remind the President of the faithful, continued and efficient 
services of Brigadier General McArthur since the very com- 
mencement of this Rebellion. Bringing to the service a 
hardy constitution, an indomitable will, tireless energy, a 
heart and hand most thoroughly loyal, and personal cour- 
age of the highest order, we feel that his promotion would 
be but a fitting recognition of those qualities that adorn the 
soldier and the service." 

General Grant commended him to the President for pro- 
motion to the rank of Major General, saying: "General 
McArthur has proven himself a zealous and efficient officer 
from the beginning of this Rebellion and has won his pro- 
motion on the field of battle. I heartily endorse him for 


promotion." To this Governor Yates added: "I most 
heartily endorse the above recommendation." General 
James B. McPherson added his endorsement, saying : "Gen- 
eral Me Arthur has always shown himself a brave, competent 
and active officer, and his promotion will give great satis- 
faction to his command. I most cheerfully commend him 
to be made Major General." Isaac N. Arnold, the then 
member of Congress from Chicago, wrote to President Lin- 
coln, saying: "I personally know General McArthur, and 
he is a brave, discreet, active and efficient officer and as 
modest and unassuming as he is gallant. He has been 
through all the battles of the West without a stain on his 
character as a soldier." 

General McArthur was indeed as modest as he was 
brave, for if he had been a hundredth part as good a poli- 
tician as he was a soldier, there would have been no doubt 
about his promotion. The movement to give him his well 
earned advancement was none of his doing. He was too 
much of a soldier to turn his hand for personal preferment. 
He was content to fight under whatever title or commission 
the President was pleased to give him, and was satisfied to 
come home with the rank of Brevet Major General. 

After forty years to review the work done from '61 to 
'65, and make a dispassionate estimate of the men who com- 
manded in the field, General McArthur stands out as one of 
the strong characters of the war. He never disappointed 
his superiors in command or took his men off the field in 
confusion. During the war he was the idol of the peo- 
ple of Chicago, who watched with eager interest the do- 
ings of McArthur and his men. From 1861 to 1865, there 
was hardly an issue of a Chicago paper that did not con- 
tain something of his military achievements. When the 
war was over and he returned to Chicago, he was counted 
among its foremost citizens, and in 1866 was made Com- 
missioner of Public Works, which position he held until 


1872. In that year, President Grant appointed him Post- 
master. In 1874, the bank which had been designated by 
the Secretary of the Treasury as a depository of public 
funds, failed. General McArthur had at the time a balance 
of $73,000 on deposit, and a judicial ruling held him in- 
debted to the government for that amount. With charac- 
teristic integrity, he went to work to make good the loss, 
with the result that he depleted his own fortune down to 
the border line of want. From this misfortune, he never 
fully recovered, but with the same heroism which charac- 
terized him in war, he did not surrender, but fought ad- 
versity and succeeded in securing sufficient to enable him to 
rear and educate his family. He lived modestly and well 
within his means, and always maintained a lively interest 
in matters military. He was a warm hearted and true 
friend of all his comrades of the war, and was by the unani- 
mous voice of the members of this Commandery of the 
Loyal Legion in 1896 elected its Senior Vice President, 
well beloved by every Companion ; and for years he took 
an active interest in the affairs of Geo. H. Thomas Post, 
G. A. R., of which he was also a member. In 1848, at the 
Parish of Erskin, Scotland, he was married to Miss Chris- 
tina Cuthbertson. Of this union, eight children were born, 
seven of whom, together with their mother, are still living. 

On the evening of May 15th, 1906, the Angel of Death 
came and kissed down his eyelids, and his remains were 
laid at rest in Rose Hill Cemetery. Thus we close the story 
of this sturdy life, hoping to meet him in the great beyond. 




Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, United States Volunteers. Died at 
Chicago July n, 1906. 

was born at Dayton, Ohio, July 7th, 1840, and died at 
his home in Chicago, July llth, 1906, after a protracted ill- 

Mr. Richards was the eldest son of Amos Adams Rich- 
ards and Hannah Stone Richards ; both recognized for their 
piety, strength and nobility of character. They were be- 
lievers in the teachings, and followers of the great religious 
leader, Bmanuel Swedenborg. Companion Richards was 
educated at Urbana University, Urbana, Ohio, which was 
under the management of the Swedenborgian Church. He 
inherited marked mental and moral traits of character from 



his parents, and naturally accepted their faith and con- 
tinued in the same to the end. With such an ancestry and 
education, one would expect to find a character broadly 
charitable, quick to respond to the call of duty, brave and 
faithful in its discharge. Thus, just entering upon his man- 
hood, when he saw the life of the Republic, liberty and rep- 
resentative government imperiled in 1861, though a hater 
of war and a lover of peace, he, like the noblest and best of 
the young men of that day recognized then an imperative 
duty which called upon patriots to take arms in defense of 
country and flag. 

In April, A. D. 1861 a month of great interest hence- 
forth in the annals of the nation Companion Richards be- 
came one of the first to respond to President Lincoln's call 
for 75,000 troops to serve for three months. His name was, 
on the 20th day of that month written on the roll of honor 
as a soldier in the great war of '61 to '65. He was mustered 
into the service May 12th, 1861, a private in Company A, 
Sixth Ohio Volunteers. He re-enlisted in the same company 
for three years, June 18th, 1861, and served in it until April 
16th, 1862, when he was honorably discharged to accept a 
Lieutenancy in Company A, Tenth Tennessee Volunteers, 
into which he was mustered April 26th, 1862. He was 
thereupon ordered to report for staff duty to Andrew John- 
son (afterwards President Johnson), who by reason of his 
loyalty and devotion to the cause of the Union, had been 
made a Brigadier-General and assigned to duty as military 
governor of Tennessee. At that time, Tennessee was in a 
virtual state of war, and the lives of the Union men of the 
state were in constant peril. They were obliged to leave 
their homes and seek protection within the lines of the 
Union forces. No provision had been made to feed, clothe 
and shelter these people. Whereupon Governor Johnson 
obtained authority from President Lincoln to organize all 
able-bodied men, arrange them into companies, detachments 


and regiments, which were attached to the military service 
of the United States, under the direction and control of the 
War Department. To Captain Richards was entrusted this 
duty of enlisting and organizing these troops for service, 
and under his immediate direction they were so organized, 
equipped for service and distributed to different points in 
the state where most needed. 

In this, his character, education and general fitness for 
the position won further recognition and a promotion to 
Captain and Assistant Adjutant General by President Lin- 
coln, September 6th, 1864. In further appreciation of faith- 
and under his immediate direction they were so organized, 
ful and efficient service on September 28th, 1865, he was 
given the brevet rank of Lieutenant Colonel. On the 25th 
day of November, 1865, under general orders from the War 
Department, he was honorably discharged with the great 
body of the survivors of the men who had saved our gov- 
ernment from destruction. Our Companion's service ' was 
for the most part in the armies of the Ohio and Cumber- 
land, in the campaigns of West Virginia, under General 
Rosecrans, in Kentucky and Tennessee, and in the battle 
of Rich Mountain. 

Colonel Richards came to Chicago to make his home in 
1868, and resided here until the time of his death. He or- 
ganized the well known grain commission house of E. S. & 
C. W. Richards, which for many years was largely engaged 
in receiving, storing in elevators and shipping grain in the 
Chicago market and on the Chicago Board of Trade. He 
was a member of the Masonic Fraternity, being a life mem- 
ber of Blaney Lodge No. 271, A. F. & A. M. 

In December, 1865, Colonel Richards was happily mar- 
ried to Miss Mary Lumsden, the attractive and lovely 
daughter of Mr. James Lumsden, a prominent citizen of 
Nashville, Tennessee. The bereaved widow, and son James 
L. Richards, survive the loss of husband and father. 


The members of the Illinois Commandery of the Mili- 
tary Order of the Loyal Legion fully realize that they can 
not by any words assuage or lessen the grief of the afflicted. 
We can and do tender them our sympathy and say to them 
that we mourn with them, but that we are comforted 
by the thought that our Companion lived a full and noble 
life and acted a man's part and discharged a patriot's duty 
in bringing to a successful issue the most important and 
beneficent war for which brave men have ever fought and 
died. We love thus to think of our Companions who have 
preceded us to the other side. We cherish their memories 
as a precious heritage, for have they not left to this country 
illustrious examples of high duty, well performed, and to 
{heir posterity an honorable name which shall shed its lustre 
upon them, too, if they be worthy, to the latest generation f 
And we who yet remain shall we not 

"Meet and greet in closing ranks, 

In Times' declining sun, 

When the bugles of God shall sound recall 
And the battle of life is won?" 

Let us so hope ! 




Captain United States Colored Troops. Died at Evanston, Illinois, 
August 24, 1906. 

ANDRESS BOUTON HULL was born at South Salem, 
Westchester County, New York, March 30th, 1842, 
and died at his home in Evanston, Illinois, Friday, August 
24th, 1906. 

"He was the son of Jacob Augustus Hull, a farmer of 
sturdy old New England stock," and a grandson of Jacob 
Hull who ranked as "Captain of Militia" at a time "when 
the annual training days were a feature in the life of all 
eastern communities." On his mother's side he was great- 
grandson of "Jeremiah Keeler of Revolutionary fame, who 
for conspicuous bravery in battle was personally presented 
with a sword by the Marquis de La Fayette, which sword 



remains a most prized heirloom of the Keeler family." 

In Serial Number 24, Report of the Adjutant General, 
State of New York, appear the records of the individual 
members of the Forty-fourth Regular N. Y. Vol. Infantry, 
and on page 105 is found the following: 

"Hull, Andress B. 20 years. Enrolled August 19, 1862, 
at Albany, to serve three years. Mustered in as private, 
Company E, September 25th, 1862 ; promoted Corporal, 
July 22nd, 1863, and Sergeant, December 8th, 1863; dis- 
charged, January 14, 1864, to accept promotion as Captain 
in U. S. Colored Troops." 

To those familiar with State and Governmental reports, 
the brief statements just quoted give sufficient data for the 
building up of a story none the less interesting, thrilling 
and truthful, because so similar to the story of many an- 
other young man who during that period of uncertaintv, 
doubt and anxiety, threw into the conflict his own .person- 
ality, offering all that he had or was to his country. With 
a fuller understanding of the sacrifices to be made than had 
been possible a year earlier, when the magnitude of the 
Government's undertaking was greatly underestimated, he 
became convinced that duty demanded of him such service 
as he could give his country. Graduating July 10th, 1862, 
from the State Normal School (now the State Normal Col- 
lege) at Albany, New York, Companion Hull found him- 
self one of a goodly number of the alumni and student 
of that Institution, whose attention had been centered upon 
the war then in progress, which with all its vicissitudes of 
success and failure, hope and fear, had made its deep and 
commanding impression. A company of volunteers was at 
this time being recruited at Albany, which attracted many 
of these men, and on the date above stated our Companion 
was enrolled with them. About two-thirds of the mem- 
bers were at some time students in this Normal School and 
two of its officers, Rodney G. Kimball its first Captain, and 


Albert N. Husted its Second Lieutenant and later its Cap- 
tain, were from its faculty. For these reasons it was fre- 
quently called the Normal School Company. This com- 
pany with one other recruited about the same time in the 
western part of the State became a part of the Forty-fourth 
Regiment, New York Volunteers which had already seen 
a year's hard service, and joined that body of veterans in 
September, 1862, soon after the battle of Antietam. From 
this time to the end of the war the Forty-fourth was always 
a part of the Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Army 

In camp near Sharpsburgh, Maryland, began that round 
of drill, marches and bivouacs that brought the Army of the 
Potomac, General Ambrose E. Burnside commanding, face 
to face with Lee's Confederates as they confronted each 
other on opposite banks of the Rappahannock River at 
Fredericksburg, Virginia. The disastrous battle that oc- 
curred December 13th-15th, 1862, in and about that old Vir- 
ginia town, was the first in which this new company had a 
part. A serious illness in hospital deprived our Companion 
of participation in this initiatory work of his company, but 
'fortunately health returned and with increasing sturdiness 
he was able to do his full part in the work that followed. 
A few weeks later came Burnside's second attempt, with the 
Army of the Potomac, to defeat Lee, but the elements were 
against him and the movement, full of hard work and dis- 
comfort, terminated in a return to the old camps, and as 
"Burnside's Stick in the Mud," remains a painful memory. 
Then came Chancellorsville, with General Joseph Hooker 
as Commander of the army, where victory was turned into 
a sad defeat by the superior generalship of the Confederate 
Commander. Here the Brigade did not get into the thick 
of the fight but each of its regiments met with losses, and to 
it was assigned the part of "rear guard" when the unwel- 
come order to retreat was given. On the 21st of June, 1863, 


occurred a brilliant affair, a running fight, in which several 
regiments of Cavalry, supported by this Third Brigade, 
drove a large body of Confederate Cavalry back through 
Aldie and Middleburgh, into Ashby's Gap, capturing three 
guns and a number of prisoners. Gettysburg came soon 
after and on the second day, with his company, regiment 
and brigade, our Companion had the great delight of help- 
ing in the three times repeated repulse of Longstreet's 
Rebel forces in their furious attempts to possess them- 
selves of Little Round Top. His company and regiment 
lost heavily as did the entire Third Brigade, but their suc- 
cess and that of the whole army was a source of the great- 
est satisfaction. Shortly after Gettysburg, Companion 
Hull's value was recognized by appointment as Corporal. 
For the remainder of the year 1863 he participated in the 
work that came to the Army of the Potomac, which in- 
cluded the Mine Run movement and the battle of Rappa- 
hannock Station. On December 8th, 1863, his appoint- 
ment as Sergeant of his company gave further evidence of 
the esteem in which he was held by his superiors, and dur- 
ing the latter part of his connection with the Forty-fourth 
he was acting First Sergeant of his company. 

On January 14th, 1864, his connection with the regi- 
ment was brought to an end by his honorable discharge, 
to accept promotion as Captain in the Twentieth U. S. Col- 
ored Troops. 

Captain A. N. Husted, who commanded Company E, 
Forty-fourth, during the greater part of our Companion's 
connection with it, writes as follows : "Your note of 5th in- 
stant, recalls vividly to my mind, the brave sturdy young sol- 
dier who, forty-four years ago this summer so well dis- 
charged the duties of 'left guide' for Company E. His 
promotions to Corporal, Sergeant and Captain, were merited 
recognitions of his intelligence and faithfulness; no truer 
or more patriotic soldier was found in the ranks of the 


company which I loved so well and which served so faith- 
fully from Fredericksburg to the final surrender at Appo- 
mattox. As you are doubtless aware, Comrade Hull gradu- 
ated from the State Normal School at Albany, July 10th, 
1862, and almost immediately 'enlisted.' A patriot soldier, 
we honor him for what he did and what he was." 

Your committee has not found available as much infor- 
mation regarding the service of the Twentieth Colored 
Troops as it would be glad to have, but has learned the fol- 
lowing facts : 

December 3rd, 1863, the War Department authorizes 
the recruiting and organizing of the regiment, under the 
auspices of the Union League Club of New York City. On 
January 4th, 1864, at Riker's Island, New York Harbor, the 
organization was effected, with one thousand men, Colonel 
Nelson B. Bertram commanding. Here a flag was pre- 
sented to the regiment by the ladies. March 20th, 1864, 
General Banks reports the arrival at New Orleans and di- 
rects the regiment to proceed to Port Hudson and report to 
Brigadier General George L. Andrews. On April 17th, it 
embarked at Port Hudson for Pass Cavallo, Texas, and on 
August 31st, is found at Camp Parapet, Carrollton, Louisi- 
ana. October 31st, 1864, Company I, Captain A. B. HuD, as- 
signed to Post on Lake Ponchartrain. 

After this the regiment is found at E. Pascagoula, Flor- 
ida, near Pensacola, and January 26th, 1865, is assigned to 
the Third Brigade, First Division, Nineteenth Army Corps. 
Later it is reported as again at Carrollton and then as do- 
ing guard duty at New Orleans. On August 20th, 1865, a 
part of the regiment is at Nashville, Tenn., guarding Quar- 
termaster stores. Briefly, this is the itinerary of the Twen- 
tieth U. S. Colored Troops. Companion Hull was commis- 
sioned Captain January 5th, 1864, and mustered out with his 
company, October 7th, 1865. 

For a while after the war Companion Hull conducted a 


grocery business at Newburg, New York, and in 1868 re- 
moved to Chicago, where until his death he continued his ac- 
tivities. On November llth, 1869, he married Miss Eliza 
Banks of Newburgh, daughter of Hugh S. Banks and 
Rosilia Bailey Banks, and their home has been in Evanston, 
Illinois, continuously since May, 1873. Soon after coming 
to Chicago, Companion Hull entered the service of the Chi- 
cago & Northwestern Railway Co. as clerk in its "Operating 
and Supply Department." In June, 1873, he was promoted 
to be "Cashier Local Treasurer," and in February, 1876, to 
be Paymaster. From November, 1901, to the date of his 
death he held the important post of "Paymaster for the 
whole road." To all the responsible and exacting duties of 
these offices Companion Hull devoted his untiring and un- 
divided energies. The quotations which follow will show in 
what esteem our Companion was held by his associates in 
business. From a letter to one of your committee by M. M. 
Kirkman, Vice President of the C. & N. W. R. R., the fol- 
lowing statements are taken : "His death is a great loss ro 
the company and a source of intense sorrow and regret to 
the many friends associated with him in business. He was 
in my department during the whole term of his service and 
I have never had anyone in whose integrity or desire to do 
his duty I had greater confidence. He was the very soul 
of honesty and candor, and capable of an enormous amount 
of individual work indeed it was to this capacity and his 
inability to moderate it that I attribute his breaking down 
so suddenly and fatally. I honored and loved him, and 
during the thirty-eight years that we were acquainted and 
associated together there was never an unkind word passed 
between us; nor thought of. His ability to do things and 
his intense desire in that direction placed him above fault- 
finding or criticism. His death is a great loss to the com- 
munity and I shall never cease to treasure his memory." 
Our Companion Hull for the last twenty-four years of 


his life was an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Evanston, Illinois, the Pastor of which, at the funeral ser- 
vice, testified to his nobility of character and his faithful- 
ness. Captain Hull was a member of the John A. Logan 
Post, G. A. R., and for two years was its commander, and 
of the Western Society of the Army of the Potomac of 
which he was last year chosen Secretary. Politically he 
was affiliated with the Republican party and his first ballot 
was cast for Abraham Lincoln. 

Briefly this is the record of our deceased Companion, but 
upon the hearts of his sorrowing wife and daughters and 
the friends who knew and loved him, who are not few, re- 
mains an impression that will be lasting and tender through 
many years to come. Quoting verbatim from the Evanston 
Press of September 1st, instant, we join in this tribute: 

"Mr. Hull lived a life that was beyond reproach. He was 
ever kind and thoughtful of those with whom he was closely 
associated, and although always a busy man, he had time to 
lend a helping hand to the needy, or to do a kind deed of 
any sort and through this spirit of helpfulness he will long 
be remembered. Besides the widow, the deceased leaves 
three daughters Zipha L., Winifred, and Margaret H. 

Companion Hull became a member of the Military Order 
of the Loyal Legion, November 10th, 1892, and his Insignia 
bears the number 982(5. He enjoyed greatly the meetings 
of the Commandery and was usually among those who could 
answer "here" were the roll call made. 

A faithful soldier, a true husband, a kind father and a 
valuable citizen, we cherish pleasant memories of the Com- 
panion who has just preceded us to the other shore. 




Captain United States Colored Troops. Died at Dwight, Illinois, 
September 3, 1906. 

COMPANION HENRY FOX was born in Wurtem- 
burg, Germany, October 4th, 1833. Was educated 
at Stuttgart, where he took a literary course. 

He emigrated to the United States in 1854, landing in 
New York the day he came of age. He occupied several 
mercantile positions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, St. Louis, 
Missouri, and Mt. Pulaski, Illinois. It was in the latter 
place he married Miss Magdalene Mayer, September 18th, 
1857. In the spring of 1861 he removed to Lincoln, Illinois, 
and in August, 1862, he enlisted in Company H, One Hun- 
dred and Sixth Illinois Vol. Infantry. His regiment was or- 
dered to Jackson, Tennessee, in September. Three months 



later he performed one of those heroic deeds which showed 
the true metal that qualified him for a true and loyal sol- 
dier. About 75 men were guarding the bridge and long 
line of trestle work across the Obion river, north of Jack- 
son. This small force was besieged by a detachment of 
about 500 of the enemy, and capture seemed certain unless 
reinforcements could be obtained from Jackson. The young 
Sergeant volunteered to make the perilous journey. The 
Adjutant General's report of the State of Illinois contains, 
in the history of the One Hundred and Sixth Illinois Infan- 
try, the following: "At the Obion River fight Sergeant 
Henry Fox, of Co. H climbed up the timbers of the 
bridge and crossed it under the fire of the whole Rebel force, 
on his way to Jackson for reinforcements, and although it 
was a perilous undertaking yet he reached Jackson in per- 
fect safety." 

The Congress of the United States voted a medal, in- 
scribed : "To Henry Fox, Sergt. Co. H, 106th 111. Vol. Inf., 
for gallantry near Jackson, Tenn., Dec. 23rd, 1862." He 
was promoted to Captain of Company C, Fifty-ninth U. S. 
Colored Infantry, June 6th, 1863, and was mustered out 
January 31st, 1866. War service with the Army of the 

Returning to Lincoln, Captain Fox engaged in business, 
and in 1874 he removed to Dwight and took charge of 
several thousand acres of land belonging to Lord Scully, as 
resident manager, which position he held until his death. 
Eight children were born to Captain Fox and wife, seven of 
whom are still living. His wife died October 7th, 1879, 
having been married 22 years. October 28th, 1880, Captain 
Fox married Miss Hattie Chamberlain, who survives him. 

Captain Fox was a high degree Mason and an Odd Fel- 
low, also member of Dwight Post Xo. 626, G. A. R., of the 
Department of Illinois. 

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, 
December 13th, 1894; Insignia Xo. 10802. 

He served his country with no less ardor as a private 
citizen than as a soldier, and was honored by the community 
in which he lived by being four terms elected as member 
of the city council, and twice elected Mayor of Dwight, Illi- 
nois. He was a loyal friend, an honest man; was a loving 
husband and devoted father. 

W. H. H. McDowEu.. 



Major General United States Army. Died at Columbus, Ohio, 
October 24, 1906. 

panion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of 
the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
Insignia No. 2170, died at his home in Columbus, Ohio, on 
the 24th day of October, A. D. 1906. 

James William Forsyth was born at Maumee, Lucas 
County, Ohio, on the 26th of August, 1834, a son of James 
Henry Forsyth and Charlotte Templeton Forsyth, born 
Jackson, and grandson of William and Margaret Lyttle 
Forsyth of Detroit, Michigan ; his grandfather was a 
descendant of William Forsyth of Blackwater, Ireland, who 
served under Wolfe at the siege of Quebec, and received for 



such service large grants of land from the English Crown. 

In 1851 our Companion was appointed to the Military 
Academy at West Point, which he entered July 1st of the 
same year, and graduated July 1st, 1856, when he was ap- 
pointed 2nd Lieutenant of the 9th U. S. Infantry and joined 
his command at Fort Bellingham, Washington Territory. 
The Company to which he was assigned was commanded by 
Captain George Edward Pickett, afterwards a Confederate 
General distinguished as the leader of the famous charge on 
the third day's battle at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. 

Lieutenant Forsyth's field of duty remained at Fort 
Bellingham until the 15th of March, 1861, in which year he 
was promoted 1st Lieutenant and on the 21st of September, 
having accepted appointment in the 18th Infantry, he sailed 
at once for New York, which he reached October, 1861, and 
was commissioned Captain, October 24th. 

During the tour of service, from 1856 to 1861, in Wash- 
ington Territory, Captain Pickett's Company was ordered 
to occupy San Juan Island, the right of possession to which 
was disputed by Great Britain, and this first military serv- 
ice brought Forsyth into opposition with the British naval 
forces in the Pacific, when his firmness and courage under 
difficult circumstances, attracted the notice of his superiors 
and showed the metal he was made of. In the sequel, the 
Island of San Juan was held in joint occupation by the two 
nations until finally awarded to the United States. 

When Captain Forsyth reached New York, the Civil 
War was well under way, and he was at once busily oc- 
cupied. During December, 1861, and January and Feb- 
ruary, 1862, he was in temporary command, as acting 
Colonel, of the 64th Ohio Volunteers, during the two latter 
months in command of a Brigade consisting of the 64th and 
65th Ohio, the 51st Indiana, and the 14th Kentucky Vol- 
unteers, assigned to the Division of Major General T. J. 
Wood, and marched from Louisville to Bardstown, thence 


to Danville, Kentucky ; but not having authority from the 
War Department to remain on detached volunteer duty, he 
was relieved by General Buell and ordered to report to the 
Adjutant General. 

In March, 1862, he was assigned to duty with the Army 
of the Potomac as Acting Assistant Inspector General of 
the Provost Marshal General, and remained attached to 
Headquarters of that army from March, 1862, to April, 
1863, doing duty as Aide de Camp to General McClellan 
during the Peninsula Campaign, and in the Maryland Cam- 
paign, when he was detached and assigned to duty as Aide 
de Camp to General Mansfield, commanding 12th corps, 
until the General's death at Antietam. 

During the winter of 1862-63 he served as Deputy 
Provost Marshal General of the Army in charge of Acquia 

In the spring of 1863, he rejoined the 18th U. S. In- 
fantry in the Army of the Cumberland at Murfreesboro, 
May, 1863, and was Acting Assistant Adjutant General of 
the Regular Brigade until April, 1864. 

He led the Brigade in its charge at Hoover's Gap in the 
advance on Ttillahoma, June, 1863, and took part in the 
battle of Chickamauga, September 19 and 20, 1863, receiv- 
ing his first brevet of Major for gallant and meritorious 
services in said battle. Major Forsyth was with the Army 
of the Cumberland at Chattanooga during the siege and 
took part in the battle of Missionary Ridge, riding the lines 
and charging the heights with the brigade. 

In April, 1864, he was ordered to report to General 
Sheridan commanding Cavalry Corps, Army of the Poto- 
mac, was appointed by the General, Lieutenant Colonel and 
Inspector General of the corps, and assigned to duty as 
Chief of Staff, taking part in the engagements and raids of 
the corps. 

On August 4, 1864, he accompanied General Sheridan to 


Washington, and when the latter was assigned to the com- 
mand of the Middle Military Division, and the Army of the 
Shenandoah, Colonel Forsyth was announced as Chief of 
Staff, and continued as such until May 22nd, 1865, taking 
part in the various actions of the Army, and especially in the 
battles of Opequan, Fischer's Hill and Cedar Creek, receiv- 
ing the brevet of Brigadier General United States Volun- 
teers, for gallant and meritorious services in said battles to 
date from October 19th, 1864. 

With Sheridan he took part in the raid from Winchester 
to the armies in front of Richmond, and on March 25, 1865, 
the Command took position in rear of the left of the Army 
of the Potomac. He participated in the battles of Din- 
widdie Court House, Five Forks, and Sailor's Creek with 
intermediate actions, and was with his General at Appomat- 
tox Court House when General Robert E. Lee surrendered 
the Army of Northern Virginia April 9th, 1865. 

On May 19th, 1865, Colonel Forsyth received his com- 
missions as Brigadier General, U. S. Volunteers for gallant 
and meritorious services in the field, and from May 22nd to 
July 7th, 1865, he acted as Chief of Staff to General Sheri- 
dan, commanding the Military division of the Gulf. 

In the latter part of July, 1865, he took command of a 
Brigade of Cavalry under General Custer for duty in Texas, 
serving in that State until September 15th, 1865. 

On January 15th, 1866, General Forsyth was mustered 
out of service as Brigadier General of Volunteers, and on 
July 28th, of same year, was appointed Major of the 10th 
Cavalry, but continued with General Sheridan from this 
time until appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 1st Cavalry, 
April 4th, 1878, when he was at his own request relieved and 
joined his regiment June 17, 1878, during which twelve years 
he took part in the winter campaign against the Comanche, 
Cheyenne, Arrapahoe, and Kiowa Indians, 1868 and 1869, 
and in the Sioux Expedition March, 1874. In 1870 he ac- 


companied the Lieutenant General to Europe, and during 
the Franco-Prussian War, he was present at the Prussian 
Headquarters, the special guest of Prince Bismarck, and re- 
turned to duty at Headquarters Military Division of the 
Missouri at Chicago in May, 1871. 

The order relieving him by command of Lieutenant 
General Sheridan, recites that "since the early spring of 
1864, Lieutenant Colonel Forsyth has performed the various 
duties of Chief of Staff, Inspector General, Aide de Camp 
and Military Secretary in the most satisfactory manner, 
rendering the most essential aid to his Commanding Gen- 
eral, during the War of the Rebllion, and in the several 
positions he has held since, and it is with the deepest regret, 
the Lieutenant General consents that his recent promotion 
shall deprive him of Colonel Forsyth's valuable services, 
endeared to him as he is by an association, official and 
social, for so many years." 

While serving with the First Cavalry, Lieutenant Colonel 
Forsyth took part against the Bannock Indians July to 
September, 1878, when he resumed command of the Post at 
Fort Walla Walla ; was on detached service before the War- 
ren Court of Inquiry, and on temporary duty at Chicago, 
being assigned under Special Orders as Inspector of Cavalry 
in the Military Division of the Missouri and later assigned 
to duty at Fort Maginnis, Department of Dakota, where he 
remained in command until May 1st, 1886. 

On July 11, 1886, aTter a leave of absence of two months, 
Forsyth was promoted to Colonel of the 7th Cavalry, as- 
sumed command, of the regiment July 26; 1886, at Fort 
Meade, and marched to Fort Riley, Kansas, where he ar- 
rived September 8, 1887, and where he remained in com- 
mand until Nov. 10th, 1890, during which time he organized 
and developed the system of instruction for light artillery 
and cavalry for the School at the Fort. 

Colonel Forsyth was in command of this Regiment in 


the Sioux Campaign, near Pine Ridge, Dakota, in 1890-91, 
and fought the battle of Wounded Knee, December 29, 1890, 
with eight troops of the regiment, and Capron's battery 
and on the next day engaged the Sioux Indians at Drexell's 
Mission, five miles from Pine Ridge, where he had in addi- 
tion to the forces of the day before, four troops of the 9th 

On November 9th, 1894, Colonel Forsyth was appointed 
Brigadier General and assigned to the Department of Cali- 
fornia with Headquarters at San Francisco, and here he re- 
mained until May 11, 1897, when he reached the grade of 
Major General, and on May 13, 1897, he was retired after 
forty years' continuous service. Like his old Commander, 
Sheridan, General Forsyth was a soldier faithful to the end 
his service was in the highest degree honorable from the 
time when as a 2nd Lieutenant he withstood the pressure 
and threats of a British Admiral, to the time when he retired 
as a Major General, to end his days at Columbus, Ohio, a 
veteran covered with glory, followed in his retirement by 
the respect and affection of the most engaging kind. 

A Kansas newspaper clipping printed at the time of his 
promotion to be a Brigadier General, speaks of General 
Forsyth as follows : "For a decade he has had command of 
the Seventh Cavalry, Custer's old regiment, and of Fort 
Riley, and has been the most noted cavalry officer in the De- 
partment of the Missouri. The chief characteristic of his 
administration has been his hospitality and his unvarying 
courtesy to the people of the State, which has made the res- 
ervation the most popular picnic ground that could be 
selected. * * * So it is little wonder that the people 
throughout Kansas are at once sorry to see him leave the 
Fort, and glad that he has received his merited promotion." 

These qualities were shown while his duties required him 
to live in Chicago, and always made his presence at our 
meetings welcome. He was the beau ideal of a cavalry 


soldier in his appearance, a true American gentleman with- 
out fear and without reproach, and a worthy example to the 
younger officers of the Army. 




Adjutant United States Volunteers. Died at Mt. Pulaski, Illinois, 
November 22, 1906. 

ZENO KELLEY WOOD was born at West Yarmouth, 
Massachusetts, September 29th, 1841, and died at 5 :3() 
a. m., November 22nd, 190(5, at his home in Mt. Pulaski, 
Illinois. He was a son of Zenas and Sarah Crowell Wood, 
both representatives of honored families of the Old Bay 
State, who were of Welsh origin. 

His education begun at West Yarmouth, was continued 
at New Bedford and completed at the New Bedford High 
School. He had not attained his majority when he enlisted 
in July, 1862, as a member of Company A, Forty-first 
Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. This regiment was 
afterwards changed to the Third Massachusetts Cavalry. 



While in New Orleans in April, 1864, he assisted in raising 
the First New Orleans Volunteer Infantry, and in June, 
1864, was mustered out of the cavalry to accept a Second 
Lieutenancy in the regiment he had helped to organize. 
Afterwards he was promoted to Adjutant of his regiment. 

Some months later he was detached and appointed As- 
sistant Adjutant General and A. D. C. on the staff of Major 
General Thos. W. "Sherman. On June 1st, 1866, at New 
Orleans, he was honorably discharged from the United 
States service, and one of his cherished mementoes was 
the personal letter received from General Sherman recom- 
mending him for a commission in the Regular Army. 

Soon afterwards he went to New York City and from 
there to Chicago where he entered the service of the C., B. 
& Q. R. R. Co., remaining in the freight auditor's office for 
about twelve months; then became connected with a cat- 
tle ranch in Kansas. In 1875 he located at Latham, Illi- 
nois, and engaged in the grain business, personally super- 
intending his interest there and at Warrensburg. 

On October 22nd, 1879, Mr. Wood married Miss Sarah 
J. Chase at Macomb, Illinois, she being a daughter of 
Harvey and Sarah J. Chase of said place. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Wood were born two children, Harvey 
C. and Margaret C. In 1881, Mr. Wood moved to Mt. 
Pulaski, Illinois, where he went into the grain business with 
Mr. Jonathan Combs, and also at Chestnut. About eight 
years ago the partnership was dissolved, Mr. Combs re- 
tiring. The firm of Wood and Kautz was then organized. 
About eighteen months ago Mr. Wood retired from busi- 
ness on account of failing health, and although everything 
was done that medical skill and kind nursing could do, 
"Taps" was sounded, lights were out on earth and he joined 
the Grand Army where pain and sorrow are unknown. 

Mr. Wood was a member of the City Council and 
School Board of Mount Pulaski, chairman of its Water- 


works Committee and for three years was a member and 
Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Asylum 
for the Feeble Minded Children at Lincoln, Illinois. 

Companion Wood was a member of the Commandery of 
the State of Illinois, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of 
the United States, elected Dec. 5, 1901, Insignia No. 13,402, 
and Sam Walker Post, G. A. R. He was also a member of 
several Masonic and other orders. 

Funeral services were held at Mt. Pulaski Nov. 23, 
1906, and the remains were interred Nov. 24 in Oakwood 
Cemetery at Macomb, 111. To his family we express our 
sincere sympathy and commend them to our Heavenly 
Father who alone can give them comfort in their bereave- 




Major United States Volunteers. Died at Columbus, Ohio, 
November ^5, 1906. 

ERW^LL was born at Bucyrus, Ohio, March 6th, 
1838, the son of John and Nancy McCracken Moderwell, 
and died at Columbus, Ohio. November 25, 1906, from a 
wound received in battle for his country. His funeral serv- 
ices were held at Columbus under the auspices of his old 
regiment, the 12th Ohio Cavalry. He was buried at 
Geneseo, Illinois, where he had resided for many years. 

He graduated from Jefferson College, Pa., in 1859. Soon 
after graduation he opened a private school at Elkhorn, Ky., 
where he remained for about a year. He then went to Fair- 
mount, W. Va., where he took charge of a private school, 



but after being there but a short time, and feeling sure that 
war was unavoidable, he closed the school, went to Wash- 
ington, and enlisted in Cassius M. Clay's Battalion on the 
14th of April, 18<31, the first volunteer organization that 
was raised for the War of the Rebellion. May 27, 1862, 
he enlisted in the 86th Ohio Infantry, was mustered in as 
Captain Co. K, June 10, 1862, and mustered out at expira- 
tion of term of service, Sept. 25, 1862, and on the 3rd of 
September, 1863, enlisted in Co. A, 12th Ohio Cavalry, of 
which company he was elected captain, and was mustered 
out of the service as major of that regiment Nov. 24, 1865. 

Major Moderwell was a fine officer and participated in 
all the battles in which the 12th Ohio Cavalry participated. 
He was wounded three times, and desperately so in a battle 
at Mount Sterling, Ky., June 9, 1864, while charging Mor- 
gan's men with his battalion, by a bullet passing through his 
body in the region of his stomach, grazing the diaphragm 
and spine, and carrying with it a piece of a gold pen and 
part of the holder; and although he returned to duty with 
his regiment two or three months thereafter, yet that wound 
always caused him much annoyance and suffering, and 
finally resulted in his death. 

For years it was known to many members of this Com- 
mandery that Companion Moderwell's mind and memory 
was failing, but few knew the cause or realized his suffer- 
ing. A few years ago what was thought to be a carbuncle 
formed at the back of his neck. It finally was opened and a 
piece of the gold pen was found imbedded in the flesh, and 
another particle worked into his brain. 

Lossing, the historian, writing of Stoneman's Raid in 
Tennessee, says: "General Palmer sent Maj. Moderwell 
with 250 men of the 12th Ohio Cavalry, to destroy the 
bridge of the Charleston & Co. Carolina Railroad over the 
Catawba River, and on the 19th the Union forces arrived at 
the doomed bridge, where they captured the picket, surprised 


the guard, destroyed the bridge, captured 325 prisoners, 200 
horses and two pieces of artillery. This was one of the 
most gallant little exploits of the war." 

Soon after the close of the war Companion Moderwell 
moved to Geneseo, 111., where he remained until 1886, when 
he came to Chicago. He was a man of high character, pub- 
lic spirited, companionable and popular. For a time he was 
City Attorney and Mayor of Geneseo; and for four years 
represented the senatorial district composed of Rock Island, 
Bureau and Henry Counties in the state Senate with intel- 
ligence and the utmost fidelity. Companion Moderwell was 
a fine soldier, a grand good citizen and a manly man. 

He left surviving him, Marcella Moderwell, of Bucyrus, 
Ohio, his widow ; Otis Moderwell, of Chicago, his son ; Mary 
Watson DeBolt, Martha Elizabeth Watson, and Louise 
Hartley, all of Fairmount, West Virginia, his daughters, to 
all of whom we extend our heartfelt sympathy. 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago November 
30, 1906. 

Boston, Massachusetts, March 10, 1843, and died at 
Chicago, Illinois, November 30, 1906. 

When but a little over eighteen years of age young Brad- 
bury was, on October 26, 1861, mustered in as a Private in 
Company D of the First Massachusetts Cavalry. He was 
made Corporal of the Cavalry on April 10, 1862. He was 
discharged January 1, 1864, by reason of re-enlistment. 
Was made Sergeant-Major July 1, 1864. Was commis- 
sioned Second Lieutenant October 7, 1864. Was mustered 
as Second Lieutenant October 28, 1864. He was commis- 
sioned and mustered as First Lieutenant on December 17, 



1864. He was commissioned as Captain May 29, 1865, but 
not mustered in. Was discharged June 26, 1865, by reason 
of the muster out of the regiment. Was again mustered in 
as Captain of Company E of the Fifth Massachusetts 
Cavalry September 11, 1865, and was mustered out and hon- 
orably discharged with his regiment October 31, 1865. 

His regiment first moved to Annapolis, Maryland, thence 
to Port Royal; participated in Gilmore's campaign against 
Charleston, South Carolina, thence by water to Alexandria, 
Virginia, joining the Army of Potomac the day the second 
battle of Bull Run was fought ; remained with the Army of 
Potomac and participated in all of its campaigns to the close 
of the war at Appomattox, serving in the First Brigade of 
the Second Division, Cavalry Corps. 

In 1867 he entered the railroad service, after which time 
he filled various positions as general agent, general freight 
agent, receiver, vice-president and general manager of vari- 
ous railroads in the Middle West until his retirement from 
railroad service in May, 1900, at which time he was vice- 
president and general manager of The Lake Erie & Western 
Railroad Company and roads operated by it. 

After his retirement from the railroad service he resided 
in the City of Chicago, at 3214 Michigan Avenue. 

Capt. Bradbury was married October 26, 1896, to Mrs. 
Helen I. Sherman, of Indianapolis. Of this union one son, 
George Lewis Bradbury, Jr., was born. The young son and 
the widow survive him and occupy the family home in Chi- 

Capt. Bradbury was one of the kindest hearted of men. 
He drew about him in intimate and close relationships the 
strongest minds of those he met. He was a strong friend 
and had a personality and individuality marked to an ex- 
ceeding degree. He was a successful business man during 
his entire business career and accumulated a considerable 
fortune. He was a kind and indulgent husband and father 


and made the wisest provision for the members of his famity 
surviving him. He was a good soldier, a good business man, 
a good citizen. May he rest in peace. 




Assistant Surgeon United States Volunteers. Died at Lumbard, 
Illinois, December i, /pod. 

CHARLES WILMOT OLESON, (Insignia No. 5183; 
Commandery No. 311), was born in Portland, Maine, 
on the 16th of July, 1842, and was educated in the Portland 
Public and High Schools, receiving, on graduation, the prize 
of the Portland Commercial Association. Hjs ancestry on 
his mother's side included the names of Prince, Sewall, and 
Brewster, families all of Puritan descent. 

After graduation from the schools young Oleson was em- 
ployed by a local druggist where he obtained an excellent 
working knowledge of Materia Medica, and not having 
previously arrived at an age where he could be recruited, he 



enlisted, in 1862, as a private in the Fifth Battery, Maine 
Light Artillery, U. S. V. 

While in Washington, before being ordered to active 
service, he was taken ill with typhoid fever and after con- 
valescence, his knowledge of drugs having been discovered, 
on the 2nd of May, 1863, he was advanced to the position of 
Hospital Steward, U. S. A. He was then ordered to the 
Eckington General Hospital, Washington, D. C., and sub- 
sequently was transferred for duty to the Finley General 
Hospital of the same city. On the 23rd of May, 1863, he 
was detached for service to Hospital No. 14, Nashville, 
Tennessee, where he remained until he was promoted on the 
6th of November of the same year, to be 1st Lieutenant and 
Assistant Surgeon of the 14th United States Colored In- 
fantry. He was then assigned to the 14th Army Corps near 
Chattanooga, where in January 1865 he went on duty and 
served in connection with the Army of the Cumberland as 
previously in the Army of the Potomac. He participated 
with General Thomas' Army in the battle of Nashville, 
December 15th, 1864; in the battle of Decatur, Alabama, 
October 26th to 29th, 1864; and in the engagement at 
Pulaski, Tenn., September 27th, 1864, doing other service in 
northern Alabama. Dr. Oleson resigned from the Army in 
1865, and then attended the Berkshire Medical College of 
Pittsfield, Mass. ; later, also, the Harvard Medical School 
from which he graduated early in 1866. He settled at 
Bloomingdale, Du Page County, Illinois, in April of the 
same year. 

On the llth of September 1866 he married Abbie Lydia 
Bartlett, of Great Falls (now Somerworth), New Hamp- 
shire, and by her had four children, three of whom survive, 
namely : Dr. Richard Bartlett Oleson, now in the practice of 
medicine, in Lombard, 111. ; John Prince Oleson, now Assist- 
ant Department Manager, First National Bank, Chicago; 
and Philip Henry Oleson, Secretary and Manager of the 


Meeker Company, Chicago. All of these sons are married 
and living in Lombard. 

Dr. Oleson moved from Bloomingdale, 111., to Columbus, 
Ohio, December 4th, 187G, and moved from Columbus, 
Ohio, to Lombard, 111., on the 25th of October 1877, where 
he afterward resided. 

His first wife dying on the 9th of January, 1879, he mar- 
ried a second wife, Miss Mary Scott Hayden. Of the second 
marriage four children were born, one only surviving, a 
daughter now Mrs. Warren Howard Mann, of Cleveland, 

During the period of his life in Illinois, Dr. Oleson held 
many political offices of minor importance. He was elected 
Coroner of Du Page County but never qualified, in the year 
1886 ; and served as Treasurer of the school fund, first in 
Bloomingdale Township, afterwards in York Township ; and 
was Treasurer of the Village of Lombard, President of the 
Village Board etc., etc. 

He was stricken with paralysis on the 14th of March, 
1903, and died December 1st, 1906. 

Dr. Oleson was a typical representative of the New Eng- 
land men who entered the service actuated by the loftiest 
patriotism and anxious in whatever position of responsibility 
or danger, to discharge their duty with unfailing loyalty and 
supreme enthusiasm. 

In whatever measure the blond hair and blue eyes of our 
departed Companion may have suggested to a stranger his 
Norse descent on his father's side, none could have failed to 
recognize in his features the stamp of his New England birth 
and training, and the ancestry represented in the families 
from which his mother was descended. 

After resigning from the service he gained in civil life 
what he achieved among his comrades and friends in the 
service, the affection and respect of all who knew him. His 
professional attainments were of the best, and he enjoyed, 


throughout the years of his successful practice, the esteem 
and confidence of his professional colleagues. Those who 
knew him well, whether in or out of the service, cannot fail 
to remember his genial smile, his engaging manners, and his 
unfailing courtesy. He was like the pine trees of his native 
state, inflexible in the storm, unyielding in assault, and sound 
to the heart. 




Adjutant United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago January 4, 1907. 

FRANCIS PORTER FISHER was born May 18th, 
1828, at Oswego, New York, and died at Chicago,. Illi- 
nois, January 4, 1907. When about twelve years of age he 
went to France with his parents and remained there three 
years and became quite proficient in the knowledge of the 
French language, which he retained through his life. After 
graduating from Harvard College in 1848, he became con- 
nected with the Northwestern Fire Insurance Company of 
Oswego, of which his father was president. After his mar- 
riage in 1851 he went to Texas in the employ of a construc- 
tion company, and was there when the Civil War began. On 
account of his Northern sentiments his life was threatened, 



so he left for Chicago and entered the service as private in 
Company C, 55th Illinois Infantry, U. S. V., Nov. 1st, 1861. 
He was appointed Commissary Sergeant Nov. 20, 1861. On 
Dec. 29th, 1862, he was commissioned First Lieutenant and 
Adjutant of the regiment, and was honorably discharged at 
the expiration of his term of service, October 30th, 1864. 

This gallant regiment participated in all the great battles 
under Gen. Sherman, and won a most enviable record 
throughout its entire history. Companion Fisher was with it 
at Paducah, Kentucky, in January, 1862. In March, 1862, 
he accompanied it with Sherman's expeditionary Corps First 
Division Second Brigade up the Tennessee River. He went 
with it to Memphis, where he was detailed as Chief Commis- 
sary Clerk of Colonel John Conclit Smith, Chief Quarter- 
master of Gen. Sherman. He was with the regiment at Tal- 
lahatchie, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, and all through 
the Vicksburg campaign. After the surrender of Vicksburg 
he marched with his comrades to Chattanooga and engaged 
in the battle of Mission Ridge. Thence he went to Knox- 
ville, and thence into camp at Lawkins Landing. He fought 
with the regiment all through the Atlanta Campaign in the 
Second Division, First Brigade, of the Fifteenth Army Corps 
and in the battles of June 27, July 22 and 28, and of Jones- 
boro, Aug. 31st to Sept. 1st, 1864. He went into camp at 
East Point and thence helped chase General Hood into Ala- 
bama. After this arduous service he was mustered out at 
Chattanooga. He afterwards returned to Chicago and suc- 
cessfully engaged with his brother, Fred Fisher, in the fire 
insurance business. 

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, 
February 10, 1887, his Insignia number being 5543. 

He was widely known as a man of the highest moral in- 
tegrity and great executive capacity. For nearly twenty 


years he was one of the most efficient members of the execu- 
tive of the Citizen's League for the suppression of the sale of 
liquors to minors. While serving as its secretary the organ- 
ization was highly successful in its work of "saving the 
boys" from the destroying influences of the saloon. Com- 
panion Fisher was warm hearted and genial in his social rela- 
tions. He was ever ready to respond to the call of the needy 
and the helpless. He served faithfully for many years as 
the Sunday school superintendent of Grace Protestant Epis- 
copal Church of Chicago, and greatly endeared himself to all 
of its member. He was devoted to every patriotic interest 
and was an ardent supporter of every Loyal Legion move- 
ment. His earthly remains were removed to Oswego, New 
York, to mingle with the dust of loved ones there reposing, 
but the precious memory of his noble and beneficent life is 
our permanent possession. 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Oak Park, Illinois, 
January 6, 1907. 

ALMOST at the beginning of the New Year, on the 8th 
of January, 1907, Captain John Sargent, one of our 
most highly esteemed and honored members, died at his 
residence in Oak Park, Illinois, after a brief illness. He 
was born in Newcomerstown, Ohio, on the 3rd of February, 
1840. Shortly afterwards his parents, Levi and Mary Ann 
Sargent moved to New Philadelphia, Ohio, where he passed 
his youth and early manhood, receiving his education in the 
public schools of that place, of which his father was a native. 
At the age of eighteen, John Sargent began his business 
career in the office of his father who at that time held the re- 



sponsible position of Treasurer of Tuscarawas County, Ohio. 
Two years later he accepted a position in one of the leading 
banks in New Philadelphia, where he remained until the call 
to arms in 1861. His business career was at once abandoned 
and he assisted in the organization of the 51st Ohio Volun- 
teers, in which regiment he was commissioned 2nd Lieuten- 
ant on the 7th day of September, 1861. His promotion was 
rapid; on the 25th of October, 1861, he was made 1st 
Lieutenant, and on the 25th day of December, 1862, he was 
commissioned Captain, which position he continued to hold 
until his regiment was mustered out on the 3rd day of Octo- 
ber, 1865. He was tendered the position of Major of his 
regiment which he declined to accept for the reason that it 
would involve the necessity of leaving the staff of Major 
General George H. Thomas where he was then discharging 
the important and responsible duty of Assistant Provost 
Marshal General of the Department of the Cumberland. 
Captain Sargent commanded his Company in all the cam- 
paigns of the Army of the Cumberland, and led it in the 
fierce battle of Stone's River on the 21st of December, 1862, 
and January 2, 1863, where his regiment served in the divi- 
sion of General H. P. VanCleve. At Chickamauga on the 
19th and 20th of September, 1863, his command formed part 
of the force which under the personal supervision of General 
George H. Thomas, held Snodgrass Hill against the furious 
and repeated assaults of the enemy and saved the Army of 
the Cumberland from defeat and disaster. He was with his 
regiment at the capture of Browns Ferry on the 27th of 
October, 1863, which resulted in opening communication be- 
tween Chattanooga and the base of supplies at Nashville, 
and at Lookout Mountain on the 24th of November, 1863, 
his brigade led the advance in that "Battle above the 
Clouds", which has ever since been the subject of poetry 
and song. During the Atlanta Campaign in the summer of 
1864, he commanded his Company and took part in every 


battle in which his division was engaged, and served with 
distinguished gallantry at Resaca, Pumpkin Vine Creek, 
Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta and Lovejoy Station. In the 
Nashville Campaign he served with his command under Gen- 
eral Thomas and participated in the crowning victory at 
Nashville, which resulted in the destruction of the Confed- 
erate Army under General Hood. To fully describe his mil- 
itary service would involve a history of the Army of the 
Cumberland, in which he served from the beginning until the 
close of the War. During the whole period of more than 
four years of active service he was never absent a day from 
his command, except for a period of three months in the 
summer of 1862, when he was a prisoner of war at Libby 
Prison. Upon his exchange he declined to accept a leave of 
absence which was offered him, and immediately joined his 
regiment in the field. Those who recall his modest, quiet 
soldierly manner in later years, find it hard to realize the 
splendid service he had given his country during the four 
eventful years of our great Civil War. 

At the close of the War, Captain Sargent again engaged 
for a short time in the banking business in Pana, Illinois, but 
soon returned to Ohio where he was appointed United States 
Assessor of Internal Revenue for the Sixteenth Congres- 
sional District of Ohio, which position he occupied for five 
years, when the office was established by Act of Congress. 

He came to Chicago in 1879 and engaged in the wholesale 
lumber business, which he followed until his earthly career 
was closed by death. He was a manly, generous, great 
hearted man, loyal to his old army friends and associates, 
and devoted to his family. One of the very last acts of his 
life was to call at a hospital in this city to visit and comfort 
an old army friend whom he had known in boyhood, and 
who had met with reverses and misfortunes in his declining 


Captain Sargent was married in 1867 to Elizabeth Hauce 
of New Jersey, who with their only child Mary Sargent Ny 
man, survives him. He came of old Revolutionary stock; 
two of his great grandfathers served in the War of the Rev- 
olution. He was an affectionate husband and father, and 
was universally beloved by all with whom he came in con- 
tact. We shall miss his genial presence at our meetings, 
where he was a regular attendant, more and more as the 
years pass by. A good citizen, a faithful soldier of the Re- 
public, a loyal friend, he faced the inevitable fate which 
awaits us all, with a manly heart, and when the end came, 
he could truthfully say in the words of one of the great mas- 
ters of song: 

" Sunset and evening star, 
And one clear call for me, 
And may there be no moaning at the bar 
When I pass out to sea." 

E. A. OTIS, 



Second Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago 
January 27, 1907. 

SPENCER SMALLEY KIMBALL, a companion of this 
Commandery, passed away on the 27th day of January, 
1907. For more than a year and a half he had battled brave- 
ly with an incurable disease, and yielded only when his physi- 
cal strength was exhausted. Nothing kept him with us dur- 
ing the last weary months but his courage and indomitable 

He was born October 8th, 1842, in the little town of Jef- 
ferson, Cook County, Illinois, and for nearly sixty-five years 
had lived within a few hundred feet of his birthplace. He 
enlisted as a private in Battery A, First Illinois Artillery, on 


the 6th day of August, 1862, and was promoted to Second 
Lieutenant April 29th, 1865. He served with his Battery 
until the end of the war, and assisted in performing the ardu- 
ous duties that fell to the lot of the Army of the Tennessee, 
participating in the battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas 
Post, Champion Hills, the siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Chat- 
tanooga, Mission Ridge, Resaca, Atlanta, Jonesboro, and 
Nashville, and was mustered out of the service July 10th, 

Immediately upon his return to Chicago he engaged in 
the stone business, continuing in it until 1881 when he em- 
barked in the brick business, being at the time of his death 
President of the S. S. Kimbell Brick Company. In civil life 
he enjoyed the confidence and esteem of those who knew 
him, and was frequently called by them to positions of re- 
sponsibility and trust. He was Township School Trustee six 
years, County Commissioner of Cook County two terms, and 
Alderman of the twenty-seventh ward of Chicago. 

He was a member of B. F. Butler Post, Grand Army of 
the Republic ; St. Elmo Commandery, K. T. ; of the Union 
League Club, and of the Builders' Club. 

The above is a brief statement of the life and military 
service of Companion Kimbell, but it fails to do justice to 
the many admirable qualities of mind and heart which those 
who knew him best will always associate with their recollec- 
tions of him. He was a good citizen at all times ; a first class 
business man ; of strict integrity ; a loyal and devoted son ; a 
tender and loving husband and father ; a friend who knew no 
limit to the sacrifices he enjoyed making for those he loved. 
There are few men who possess a nature so genial, kindly 
and happy as was his, and we shall miss from our monthly 
gatherings the presence of one whose hearty, contagious 
laugh was always an inspiration to good fellowship. 

For many years Companion Kimbell had entertained an- 
nually the surviving members of his old Battery at his home, 


and none who ever attended these reunions could fail to ap- 
preciate the charming personality of his host. He was a 
broad-gauged, public spirited citizen and was always ready 
to co-operate with those whose efforts were directed toward 
the improvement of existing conditions. 

To his widow, who for so many years had been his 
guiding star, and to his three daughters, who share with her 
the tenderest memories of a loving husband and father, this 
Commandery tenders its heartfelt sympathy, and joins with 
them in keeping fresh the memory of one of the most kind 
hearted and charitable of men. 




Second Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago 
February 7, 1907. 

born on the 20th day of April, 1842, at Keene, New 
Hampshire; the son of Benjamin Franklin Adams, and 
Louise Redington Adams. The family moved to Chicago in 
1853. Young Adams received his education jn the schools ot" 

When the news of the fall of Fort Sumter spread like 
wild fire throughout the country and the call to arms was 
heard, he at once, though only nineteen years of age, offered 
his services and on the 19th day of April, 1861, enlisted as a 
private in Battery "A" of the 1st Illinois Light Artillery for 



three months, and was honorably discharged at the expira- 
tion of his enlistment on the 15th day of August, 1861 ; the 
Battery at that time was mostly engaged at or near Cairo, 
Illinois, and in Mississippi under General Pope. In July 1862 
he enlisted again in the Chicago Board of Trade Battery, a 
part of the Light Artillery of the State of Illinois, and was 
appointed a Sergeant of that Battery and subsequently 
near the close of his service he was made a Second Lieuten- 
ant, there having been but one promotion in the command 
during its long and ardent services. 

It is a difficult matter to speak of the services of any one 
person in a Battery, when all work in unison like one man, 
and hence the history of the command itself can give us an 
idea how good and valuable the services were of everyone in 
the Battery. 

The history of the Chicago Board of Trade Battery is 
certainly a remarkable one. After moving from Louisville, it 
was attached to General Dumont's Division in the Campaign 
which ended in the battle of Perryville, and subsequently be- 
came a part of the Army of the Cumberland, being attached 
on the 20th day of December, 1862, to the Pioneer Brigade 
which was formed of a detail of two men from each com- 
pany of infantry in the Army of the Cumberland, specially 
fitted for "Pioneer" work, and which was commanded by 
Captain St. Clair Morton of the Engineer's Department of 
the regular army. In the battle at Murfreesboro from De- 
cember 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863, the battery rendered ex- 
cellent service. Subsequent to the battle, the battery went 
into camp near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and during this 
time it was changed from an ordinary battery into a mounted 
battery and attached to the Second Division of Cavalry, com- 
manded for a short time by General Turchin, and was the 
only so-called "Flying Artillery" in the Western Army. On 
June 24, 1863, it moved with the Army and engaged in the 
campaign against Tullahoma, and subsequently with the 


Cavalry, to which it was attached, went in numerous marches 
through Tennessee, fighting with the Confederate Cavalry, 
and joined the Army of the Cumberland again in the fight of 

In the early part of October part of the Battery together 
with the Second Division of Cavalry under Gen. George 
Crook, passed over Waldron's Ridge in pursuit of Gen. 
Wheeler of the Confederate Army, who had crossed the Ten- 
nessee River at Washington with 6,000 men and drove the 
Confederates before them. Later it was attached to a part 
of the Second Division of Cavalry under Gen. Kilpatrick, 
made its celebrated raid around Atlanta, Georgia, cutting the 
railroads leading to that city. Again at the Battle of Nash- 
ville, it did fine service, occupying the breastworks which 
surrounded the city, and on the extreme right during the heat 
of the fight, and as before stated, at the Battle of Stone River 
its services cannot be praised enough. When the extreme 
right of our Army had been crushed and driven back and the 
victorious Confederates came swarming over towards the 
Nashville Pike near where Gen. Rosecranz had his head- 
quarters, this Battery, supported by the Pioneer Brigade and 
such portions of our right as could be spared from other 
parts of the battlefield, drove shell and canister with such 
excellent effect into the rebel ranks that they became de- 
moralized, and when thereupon the Infantry charged upon 
them, the enemy was driven back to the woods in their rear, 
sheltering them from further attacks. 

And again on the 2nd day of January, 1863, when Gen. 
Breckenridge was ordered to attack our left and our In- 
fantry could not withstand the concentrated attacks of the 
Confederates and were driven to the banks of the river, the 
Board of Trade Battery, together with 52 other pieces of 
Artillery, packed together as a solid mass, poured shot, shell 
and canister into the enemy's ranks to such an extent that 
their supposed victory was turned into such a terrible defeat 


that Gen. Bragg was compelled to leave the battlefield in 
our hands and retreat to Tullahoma. 

It was during this battle that our Companion received a 
most serious wound, which troubled him a great deal all 
through his life. After Lieutenant Adams returned from 
the War, he was employed in the United States Depository 
from 1865 to 1868, and was subsequently engaged in the 
lumber business under the firm names of A. T. King & 
Company, Adams & Lord and Adams, Hastings & Co., till 
1891, when he took up the business of managing real es- 

All honor to the man who enlisted as a private soldier 
in the army of the Union ; when he did so he flung aside am- 
bition and offered his life or health a sacrifice to his patriot- 
ism. Such a man was our late Companion. His whole life 
was one of self-sacrifice, combined with extreme modesty. 
He loved to help others, to extend his sympathy to those who 
mourned, lend a helping hand to those in distress, and as far 
as his means permitted, turn sadness into joy. When he 
passed from this life, he left many, many friends ; and what 
can be said of few, not one enemy. On the tombstone 
which marks his last resting place there should be written 
below his name the words fitting to his character : "He was 
a good man." 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Prophetstown, Illinois, 
February n, 1907. 

GEORGE RAMSAY SHAW was born at the City of 
Rome, in the State of New York. December 12, 1835. 

At the age of twenty-two years he removed to the then 
village of Prophetstown, Illinois. 

Two years after this, occurred the great war of the Re- 
bellion, and at once the patriotic young men of the country 
began the forward movement. 

The subject of this memoir enlisted in Company C of 
the 75th Regiment 111. Vol. at Dixon, Illinois, Sept. 2, 1862. 
At the organization of the regiment, he was chosen 2nd 
Lieut., soon promoted to 1st Lieut., and later to Captain. 
He was mustered out at the close of the war, June 12, 1865. 



In his youth, Captain Shaw had the advantage of a lib- 
eral education, which did him good service in the army. He 
was quite proficient in mathematics, and especially in what 
is termed Topographical Engineering. This qualification 
was frequently called into requisition, and he was detailed 
on this work many times during his term of service. 

His regiment, organized at Dixon, Sept. 2, 1862, set out 
on Sept. 27 of that year for the seat of war in Kentucky. 

The Confederates under Gen. Bragg, had succeeded in 
driving the Union forces to Ohio river, and the 75th with 
others, was pushed to the front to aid in checking the ad- 

The regiment left Louisville, Ky., Sept. 30, and on Oct. 
8 they found themselves face to face with Bragg at Perry- 
ville. Here, these citizen soldiers who had never heard 
heavy guns, save the morning garrison gun, and had never 
looked upon a hostile flag, were confronted within 36 days 
from their enlistment by a large force of veterans, the 
hardened fighters of the Confederacy, under the command 
of one of the most experienced leaders of the rebellion. 

One of the most sanguinary conflicts of the war was 
here waged. Captain Shaw was here present, and in the 
hottest of the contest, he escaped unharmed. 

From this bloody field the history of the 75th is the his- 
tory of the army of the Cumberland. 

Companion Shaw, from the date of his muster out. lived 
in the enjoyment of the best army record possible, the good 
will of the men of his command. 

In the service, he was courteous to all, yet firm and reso- 
lute in the performance of all his duties. His gracious and 
winning manner commended him to all with whom he came 
in contact. 

During thirty and more years, since the date of the close 
of the war, our Companion, for the weapons of war, sub- 
stituing the implements of peace, was one of the most gen- 


erally and favorably known men in his county, and among 
the veterans of the State. 

Captain Shaw was married two days after his enlist- 
ment, to Miss Orpha E. Warner, a daughter of one of the 
most prominent families of his native city. Surviving him 
he leaves his widow and their son Charles, now past his ma- 




Captain United States Colored Troops. Died at Indianola, Iowa, 
March 8, 1907. 

OUR late Companion, Captain Stephen Webb Goodhue 
was born at Salem, Mass., January 13th, 1823. and 
died at Indianola, Iowa, March 8th, 1907, in his eighty-fifth 
year. His first occupation in life was as a druggist, and 
from the age of fourteen to thirty he followed that craft. 
He left Massachusetts for St. Louis, Mo., in April, 1860, 
and in 1862 was a member of the 7th Regiment Missouri 
Militia, and was frequently on duty patrolling the city or 
guarding the military prisons. He entered the United 
States service as First Lieutenant, Co. H. 68th U. S. 



Colored Infantry, April 7th, 1864; was promoted Captain 
of the same Regiment August 22nd, 1865, and mustered out 
with regiment February 18, 1866. 

Our Companion had the usual and varied experiences of 
a soldier during the two years of his service. In June, 
1864, he went to Memphis, Tenn., with his Regiment, serv- 
ing there as part of the garrison of Fort Pickens ; was with 
the expeditions of General A. J. Smith to Tupelo, Miss., in 
July, (on which occasion he was prostrated by sunstroke) 
and to Oxford, Miss., in August of the same year. In 
February, 1865, he went with his command to New Orleans, 
thence by river and gulf to Barrancas, Florida, then 
marched to Fort Blakely, Alabama, taking part in the siege 
and capture of that stronghold April lst-9th, 1865, receiving 
a musket ball through his left arm. His Regiment then 
went to Mobile, to Montgomery, and to Alexandria, where 
it remained several months, and was finally mustered out at 
New Orleans February 18th, 1866. 

He was married Dec. 24, 1882, to Miss Eloise Child 
Tracy, who died March 21, 1884. During the last year 
of his life he resided with his niece, Mrs. G. L. Boyer, of 
Indianola, Iowa, whose tender care and affection was unre- 

An article in a local paper, written shortly before his 
death, said of him : "He is without doubt one of the most 
cheerful men we ever saw on the sick bed. The only thing 
he worries over is for fear he will bcther others. He is 
strong in the faith of his Master, is ready to. die, and is just 
waiting for the summons." 

Captain Goodhue was elected an Original Companion 
of the First Class of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, on Nov- 
ember 12, 1896, his Insignia Number being 11602. 


Companion Goodhue had many friends, in and out of 
the Order, to whom he was endeared by his genial nature 
and gentlemanly character, who deeply deplore his loss. 




Brevet Major General United States Volunteers. Died at Flora, III., 
March 16, 1907. 

BORN in Genesee County, New York, April 5th, 1818. 
Entered the service as and A. Q. M., U. S. V., 
November 4th, 1861 ; Col. and Addtl. A. D. C., U. S. V., 
April 10th, 1862 ; assigned to duty as Q. M., with rank of 
Col., August 2nd, 1864-; Brig. Gen., U. S. V., March 12th, 
1865; Bvt. Major Gen., U. S. V., "for meritorius services," 
April 30th, 1866 ; mustered out April 30th, 1866. 

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, 
March 12th, 1891. 



Died at Flora, Illinois, March 16th, 1907. 

When General Lewis B. Parsons was appointed to the 
Quartermaster's Department of the armies serving in the 
West, he was an applicant for a position in the active serv- 
ice at the front and on the firing line. That he was pre- 
vented from receiving the more dangerous position was a 
dispensation almost of the higher wisdom and benignity. 
No odds how high he might have risen in the conflict, in the 
more stirring events of battle and siege, he would not and 
he could not have rendered his country greater service than 
he did. 

The vast forces of the Union were held on the very edge 
of the fields of strife by the difficulties of transportation. 
The few lines of railroad only supplemented the great 
flotillas of temporary and fragile boats that filled the West- 
ern waters: The lines of railroad were long, poorly con- 
structed and slenderly equipped; and yet the movements of 
their success in the field depended upon the ability to feed 
and to clothe them as they advanced. It was part of the 
great game of defensive war that these railroads should be 
destroyed and stripped of their equipment as the enemy fell 
back, and these destructions and losses had to be made good. 
The number of machine shops and equipment establish- 
ments were limited to the hardly appreciable demand even 
of those slender roads, and were designed to make good the 
ordinary destructions of material in time of peace. They had 
to be energized, to be multiplied, to be increased in size, 
and all of their product had to be used for the purposes 
above indicated. 

The duties thus suddenly thrown upon General Parsons 
and his associates were titanic in their proportions, and yet, 
all of the duties assumed by him were faithfully and 
promptly done, and at the end the rehabilitated roads in 
charge of the army were doing all of the work demanded 
by a million fighting men. If a siege was in progress, rein- 


forcements were necessary, and they were furnished. If a 
campaign was planned, the depots had to be selected and 
filled. The enormous stores of the Government, which was 
adding hundreds of thousands of men and tens of thousands 
of tons of food to sustain them, had to be carried. If one 
great army could spare a portion of its strength for the re- 
lief or reinforcement of another, the detachments had to be 
transported ; sometimes over scores, and sometimes over 
many hundreds of miles, and the whole vast field of opera- 
tions had to be scanned by the eye of the masterful man 
who would perform this great and necessary duty. 

This fell to Lewis B. Parsons to do, and that he accom- 
plished the work is known and appreciated of all students 
of the logistics of that troublous time. His greatest single 
achievement, the most picturesque and startling in the an- 
nals of the war, was in the movement of Schofield's army 
from the neighborhood of Nashville to the Coast near Wil- 
mington, North Carolina, passing over the Ohio River, 
eastward over the Alleghenies, and down by way of the At- 
lantic Coast to its destination ; and the men who had stood 
fighting splendidly with Thomas at Nashville appeared in 
front of their astounded and bewildered foemen at a new 
and far distant point in the theater of war. 

Who was the man, and what training had been his that 
enabled him to accomplish this great work? He was the 
descendant of a long line of worthy and illustrious Ameri- 
cans, whose frugal habits of life had made their impress 
upon their son, who trained for his duty in a simple college 
of that time, and fitted only for the affairs of civic life ap- 
parently, yet had developed mind and heart and physical 
strength for the discharge of his subsequent great work. 

Leaving the college and entering the practice of law, he 
sought a situation and received it in the state of Illinois 
and in the little town of Alton, and here for years he de- 
voted himself to the practice of that great profession. Al- 


ways he was true to himself; always he was a dutiful son; 
always the worthy head of a worthy household, prospering, 
in the smaller ways of the time and of the region, earning 
the respect and regard of all associates and the confidence 
of his fellows at the bar. From this active practice he en- 
tered, as opportunity offered, into other fields of enterprise, 
modestly, safely, sanely augmenting his fortune as decent 
opportunity afforded, and standing at the close of 1860 ap- 
proved of all with whom he was acquainted. 

Among these enterprises subsidiary to his calling as a 
lawyer had been experience in railroading, and so when the 
call came it found him a matured, experienced and thought- 
ful man in the prime of life, perhaps a little beyond its 
meridian, but full of purpose and energy and patriotism. In 
all that was afterwards committed to him he made no 
failure, but success was given to him because he had 
knowledge, judgment, and absolute devotion to the cause of 
his country. 

Of what he did during the time of war the record is in- 
eradicable; it has been written into the annals of thf 
Government; it has been pondered by the students of logis- 
tics, and it afforded the first great example of the applica- 
tion of modern means of transportation to the uses of war. 
Were trains to be employed in carrying troops to a distant 
point, Lewis B. Parsons provided them; were the great 
rivers to be used for the needs of the army, Lewis B. Par- 
sons assembled the flotillas and fitted them for their pur- 
poses; were food or clothing or forage or arms to be sup- 
plied, Lewis B. Parsons gave the orders that carried them 
to their destination ; were Grant or McPherson or Sherman 
to be fitted out in the midst of great enterprises, they rested 
with absolute reliance upon the work of Parsons, and he 
never failed them. And when the record of victory was 
written, when the bulletins published to the world the ac- 
complishments of our armies, underneath all the signatures 


of the captains might be discerned the modest name of Par- 
sons. There were others it is true that were great in these 
fields, but to none was it given to be so conspicuous and so 
widely employed as to this man. 

And now after a long life, part in struggle, part in 
peace, part in sunshine and part in storm, full of years and 
of honors, he has been borne to rest. He was a great or- 
ganizer ; he was a great officer ; he was a great patriot ; he 
was a great American. It was permitted to him to survive 
by many years the close of the great struggle in which he 
bore an honored part ; to go back and forward among a re- 
conciled people and in peace over the ways which once he 
had helped to fill with the thunder and the splendor of war; 
and in these later days the gentleness of the patriot and the 
lover of his kind came over and colored all his intercourse 
with his fellow-citizens. 

Personally the writer knew him long and loved him well, 
and remarked him as one of the greatest characters that he 
had ever known. If he had an enemy in the world or had 
given occasion for enmity, that fact was never known to his 
friends. All looked upon him and honored him, and when 
he passed away in the quiet and seclusion of his home in 
southern Illinois, the going down of his sun of life was only 
to make way for a star in that dark firmament where all 
the great appear, shining fixed and luminous forever. 




Brevet Brigadier General United States Volunteers. Died at Chi- 
cago, March 17, 1907. 

THIS brief chronicle of dates the beginning and the 
end of man's earthly existence is herein supple- 
mented with memories inscribed by three members of Com- 
panion Stockton's own regiment. 

Were it possible, the Committee selected to prepare this 
tribute of affection would have been glad to have appended 
the name of every living friend of our beloved Commander 
and Comrade. The name of Stockton is proudly held by 
many distinguished families in the United States on both 
sides of Mason and Dixon's line. In common with so many 
other families so widely distributed, their kindred espoused 
either the cause of the Union or that of the Confederacy 



during the Civil War, according to their habitation and en- 

Our Companion was a true patriot, and in July, 1862, 
his name was signed to the muster roll of the first company 
of infantry organized by the Board of Trade of Chicago to 
be sent to the war as the "First Board of Trade Regiment" 
afterwards numerically designated as the Seventy-second 
Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers. 

At the company election of officers he was selected as 
First Lieutenant. Subsequently he succeeded to the Cap- 
taincy of "A" company, and was eventually promoted to be 
Major, and, finally, to be Lieutenant Colonel and active 
Commander of the regiment, serving in that capacity until 
the regiment was discharged from service upon its return 
to Chicago in August, 1865. Enroute from Cairo to Chi- 
cago, homeward bound, he received his brevet as Brigadier 
General an honor won by a worthy man. 

His war history is that of his regiment. To recount in 
detail the battles and engagements in which he actively 
participated would fill many pages of such a brief record 
as this one must necessarily be. However, it is due to men- 
tion that immediately after the assault on Vicksburg on 
May 22nd, the command of the regiment was verbally 
turned over to him by Gen. Ransom, the Brigade Com- 
mander. The Colonel being very seriously indisposed, and 
the Lieutenant Colonel mortally wounded, he commanded 
the regiment for several days until the Colonel had recov- 
ered from his indisposition, and in the meantime Major 
Stockton had been so loyal to the Colonel as to abstain from 
signing any official reports as commanding officer. There 
being thus no official record preserved of his command- 
ing the regiment at that time, The War Department denied 
the Illinois Vicksburg Military Park Commission the right 
to inscribe upon the monument of the regiment the name 
of Major Stockton as one of its commanding officers, which 


under the rule of the Department has been accorded to every 
temporary commander of record. We believe it eminently 
proper to make this record here. 

He was wounded in the campaign which culminated 
at Nashville, Tennessee, December 15th and 16th, 1864, 
but not so seriously as to prevent from rejoining his regi- 
ment at an early date thereafter. 

In April, 1865, he led his command in the midnight as- 
sault upon Spanish Fort, near Mobile, and was one of the 
first to enter the Confederate works. 

As Post Commander at Union Springs, Alabama, for a 
few months after the close of the war, he, with others of 
his regimental officers, performed an important part in 
reconciling conditions between the plantation negroes and 
their former masters, under direction of the "Freedman's 

General Stockton was not a military genius. War man- 
euvers were not his hobby. He was simply a man placed 
in authority over men. As such he exercised his ability to 
accomplish results for the good of the Nation and was 

His devotion to his regiment was shown in many in- 
stances, and an examination of his personal diary after his 
death, revealed a fact not generally known to its members. 

While Major of the regiment, and while at Grand Gulf, 
Mississippi, an order was received detailing him, with two 
companies of the regiment, as provost guards at General 
Grant's headquarters. It was entirely unsolicited, came as 
a surprise, and at the earliest possible moment, General Ran- 
som, his brigade commander, at his request, gave him a note 
to General Grant, asking that he be relieved from the de- 
tail. This he presented and was relieved. In his diary he 
notes : "This incident I write to show that I would rather 
stay with my regiment than be on General Grant's staff." 

At the close of his term of military service he willingly 


shed the panoply of war, engaged in mercantile pursuits, 
became conspicuous in civic duties, and was always recog- 
nized as one of the foremost of Chicago's public spirited 
citizens. To relate the whole story of his life as a soldier 
and as a citizen would take more space than the confines 
of this paper would permit. 

As the result of his marriage February 7th, 1865, to Miss 
Kate E. Denniston, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one son 
John T. Stockton, a member of this Commandery and two 
daughters Josephine and Annie survive their father. The 
wife died November 14th, 1869. 

In a recent issue of one of Chicago's newspapers there 
appeared an article from the pen of Miss Ada C. Sweei 
(daughter of the late General B. J. Sweet), which is so re- 
plete with facts and characteristics concerning our beloved 
comrade and friend, that we feel we cannot do otherwise 
than include portions of the article in this memorial. 

"There was so much of the military in the nature and carriage 
of General Stockton that his army title always clung to him. 
He has been the chief marshal of every great parade and procession 
that has marched through the streets of Chicago since the war. His 
management of public pageants and of great crowds became one of 
the recognized assets of the city, in its preparations for national 

"Perhaps Chicago owes its main debt of gratitude to General 
Stockton as almost the creator of Lincoln park, as we know it. A 
member of the Lincoln park board from 1869 to 1893, he seized the 
general situation after the great fire of 1871 to get Lincoln park 
into line for improvement. 

"His efforts organized the Grant monument fund, raised and 
dedicated the monument, and in many other ways led *he manage- 
ment of the park toward the fair promise which has since been 

"His retirement from the board in no wise lessened his interest 
in the great pleasure ground of the people. To his last days he was 
an inspiration and encouragement to all who had to do with his 
favorite enterprise. 


"Energetic, efficient, loyal, kind hearted and faithful to public or 
private trust, such was this soldier of the republic. He can ill be 
spared from the city of his lifelong efforts, but the orders for his 
departure went forth, and no one can dispute the decree of the 

To the members of our Companion's family our loving 
sympathy is extended. 

To our Companions of the Illinois Commandery of the 
Loyal Legion we say, as coming from our hearts, God made 
no nobler man or a better friend than Joseph Stockton. 




Brevet Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago 
April 3, 7907. 

JAMES BRUNER GOODMAN was the son of Owen 
Bruner Goodman and was born September 14th, 1841, 
at Pike Mills, Potter County, Pennsylvania. Fort Sumter 
was fired upon April 12th, 1861. It was the Tocsin of 
War from the Southern Confederacy, and stirred the patri- 
otic blood of the loyal men of the North. 'On the day fol- 
lowing, April 13th, 1861, James B. Goodman joined a com- 
pany of infantry and within ten days this company was 
fully organized at Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, under command 
of Captain Sherwood, as Company H of the Sixth Regi- 
ment of Pennsylvania Reserves, and the regiment was mus- 
tered into the United States service at Washington, D. C., 



July 26th, 1861, as the Thirty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania 
Volunteer Infantry. At that time, young Goodman, not yet 
20, was appointed Regimental Commissary Sergeant. He 
was promoted to Second Lieutenant, December 14th, 1862, 
assigned to Company H, and again to First Lieutenant, Sep- 
tember 17th, 1863. During 1863 he was detailed from May 
4th to June 18th as Acting R. Q. M., and then as A. D. C, 
on the staff of the Brigade Commander of the First Brigade, 
Third Division, Fifth Corps. 

The record of the Thirty-fifth Regiment was one of 
which any Command might be proud. It took part espe- 
cially in the engagements of Drainsville, December 19th, 
1861; Second Bull Run, August 30th, 1862; Antietam, 
September 16th, 1862 ; Fredericksburg, December 13th, 
1862, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July lst-4th, 1863. For 
gallant conduct on the Battlefield of Gettysburg, Lieutenant 
Goodman was made Brevet Captain, U. S. V., March 13th, 

He was on duty at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during 
the draft riots, and was mustered out with his regiment at 
Washington, D. C., June llth, 1864. 

Captain Goodman joined the Illinois Commandery of 
the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, 
March 14th, 1889, and early became a member of the West- 
ern Society of the Army of the Potomac. He was an en- 
thusiastic Companion and comrade, and contributed much 
to the success of the Western Society of the Army of the 
Potomac. He possessed a choice library of works upon the 
Civil War and was a generous contributor to the library 
of the Loyal Legion Commandery. 

His business relations stamped him as a man of ability, 
discretion and honor. He came from Pennsylvania to Chi- 
cago in 1868, and was associated in the lumber business with 
Jesse Spaulding & H. H. Porter. After the Chicago fire 
they purchased large tracts of timber in Michigan and Wis- 


consin and bought Chicago property, developing a real 
estate business in addition to their timber interests, conduct- 
ing their real estate business under the name of James B. 
Goodman & Co. In 1880, and for twelve years thereafter, 
the firm was composed of James B. Goodman and Marvin 
A. Farr. Later Captain Goodman became interested in the 
lumber business in Wisconsin with the late Senator Philetus 
Sawyer, under the name of Sawyer-Goodman & Co., with 
mills at Marinette, Wisconsin. For the last seven or eight 
years he made his home in Marinette. Captain Goodman 
was never married, and for many years his home was at the 
Calumet Club, where he was a prominent figure. He was 
also a member of the Chicago Club. His military career 
and his civil life entitled him to rank high among the "Citi- 
zen Soldiers" which this nation honors, and of whom this 
country may well be proud. 

Captain James B. Goodman died at Chicago, April 3rd, 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Danville, fi!., 
April 3, 1907. 

COMPANION WILKIN was born at Newa-k, Ohio, 
June 7th, 1837, and died at Danville, Illinois, April 
3rd, 1907. With his parents, he early moved to Clark 
County, Illinois. He entered the service in the Civil War 
as Captain, Company K, 130th Illinois Infantry, United 
States Volunteers, October 25th, 1862, and was transferred 
to Company C of the same regiment January 14th, 1865. and 
was mustered out August 15th, 1865. He was commis- 
sioned Major, but was not mustered as such. 

Major Wilkin's war service was with the Army of the 
Tennessee and the Department of the Gulf. He served in 
the Vicksburg campaign throughout, and during the siege 



operations of that eventful military incident, he was as- 
signed to and did special duty at the headquarters of General 
Grant. As a member of General Ransom's staff he served in 
the Red River campaign, and also with Colonel Lauman, 
who succeeded General Ransom. Major Wilkin participated 
in the Mobile campaign at Ft. Blakely and Spanish Fort. 

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, June 14th, 1888, 
his insignia number being 6405. 

From this general statement of his army record and 
service it is plainly manifested that our dead Companion 
faithfully and loyally performed every duty given him 
while in the military service of his country, to the entire 
satisfaction and approval of his superior officers, and to 
their, his own and his country's honor. Having thus proved 
his fidelity and loyalty to his engagements, and his courage 
to equal the requirements of them in all the minute details 
of the duties of the military officer in the times of his coun- 
try's greatest peril and need, he thus also proved the char- 
acter and merits of the man he was, and thereby foretold 
of his future life and the part he would be of the civil gov- 
ernment of his state and nation. A soldier's duty per- 
formed with the fidelity and the courage of our deceased 
Companion, displays personal traits of character which taken 
into the civil walks of life with equal zeal, will almost in- 
variably mark the bearer of them for the distinguished 
honors of his fellows, just such as were afterwards won 
and worn worthily by our distinguished Companion. After 
being mustered out of the military service Major Wilkin 
fitted himself for and was admitted to the profession of law, 
where as an attorney he, true to his character ; became noted 
not for his learning merely, but also for his fidelity to the 
causes of his clients, which soon won for him the favor of 
his constituents, who elevated him to the bench of the state 


as a judge of the Circuit Court in 1879, in which position 
he served, three years of which was in the Appellate Court, 
until 1888, when he was elected to the bench of the Supreme 
Court of Illinois, and being reelected from time to time, 
held this office at the time of his death. His service in the 
courts of his country, like his military service, brought out 
in all their power and beauty, our Companion's great char- 
acteristics of intelligence, courage and fidelity. His temper- 
ament peculiarly adapted him to be a judge among men. 
In his personality Judge Wilkin was gentle and charming. 
Never loud or boisterous, but ever quiet and engaging in his 
manner towards his associates and friends. He lived and 
died in the faith of the Christian religion. 




First Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Mattoon, III., 
April n, 1907. 

OUR late Companion, Horace S. Clark, passed over to 
the silent majority on Thursday, April llth, 1907. 
He was born in Huntsburg, Geauga County, Ohio, August 
12th, 1840. His parents were Joseph P. and Charlotte 

When he was fifteen years old, he came to Illinois and 
remained a year in Kane County, then removed to Iowa 
City, Iowa, making his home with an elder brother He 
entered the Iowa State University and there laid the foun- 
dation for the brilliant oratory and ready eloquence for 
which he was famous in later days. In 1858 he returned 
to Ohio and entered the law office of Smith and Paige in 



Circleville. In 1831 he enlisted as a private in E Company, 
73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and served successively as 
First Sergeant, Second Lieutenant and First Lieutenant. 
He was wounded in the battle of Gettysburg, and on Octo- 
ber 1st, 1863, was discharged on account of disability. 

On March 3rd, 1864, he was married to Miss Elizabeth 
Betz of Picqua County, Ohio, to which union were born 
four children. His wife and three of his children survive 

His son, Russell S. Clark, is a lawyer in Chicago. 
Horace W. Clark is manager of the Mattoon Clear Water 
Company, and his daughter, Czarina, is the wife of Dr Til- 
lotson of Mattoon, Illinois. 

In 1865 Companion Clark came to Mattoon, Illinois, 
and in 1866 he was admitted to the Illinois Bar and opened 
an office in Mattoon, where he resided up to the time of his 

He had the confidence and respect of his fellow citizens, 
and was chosen State Senator and Delegate at Large from 
Illinois to the National Republic Convention in 1888. He 
was elected Department Commander of the Illinois Grand 
Army of the Republic in 1891, and spent a great deal of time 
in visiting the Posts and expounding the virtues of Fra- 
ternity, Charity and Loyalty. 

He was elected an Original Companion of the First Class 
of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, through the 
Commandery of the State of Illinois, December 10th, 1891, 
his Insignia number being 9200. 

He was well known throughout Illinois and was an at- 
torney of exceptional ability, capable, shrewd and just with 
all. His splendid physique, strength of oratory and power 
of argument gave him a place in the front rank of the pro- 

At the time of his death he was Judge of the City Court 
of Mattoon. He -presided there for the last time on the 


bench of that tribunal on the 21st day of March, 1907, three 
weeks before the touch of death stilled his heart. His 
funeral was in charge of the Grand Army of the Republic, 
and was attended by the officers of the Department of Illi- 
nois, and Companions of the Military Order of the Loyal 
Legion of the United States. 




Surgeon United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, April 18, 1907. 

DR. ROLER, a member of this Commandery, departed 
this life at his home, 218 East 60th Street, Chicago, 
April 18, 1907. 

Companion Roler was born in Winchester Virginia, 
March, 1833. Later he moved to Indiana, where he lived 
until early manhood. He studied at Greencastle, Indiana, 
taking a degree of A. M. at the DePauw University. In 
1859 he graduated from the Rush Medical College, and prac- 
ticed until the outbreak of the war. He was Assistant 
Surgeon of the 42nd, later promoted to be Surgeon of the 
55th Illinois and was medical director of the Fifteenth Army 

Dr. Roler endeared himself to General W. T. Sherman 



in his care of his son, William, who died at Memphis, Oc- 
tober 3rd, 1863. He was a personal, beloved friend of the 
General ever afterwards. He was on the field of the battles 
of the Fifteenth Army Corps, and in camp was ever watch- 
ful, caring lor the sick his kind and tender heart showing 
through his face and with his sweet and gentle voice often 
as helpful to the sick soldier as the medicine he had to give 
them. His advice regarding the wounded or sick was as 
good as law with General John A. Logan, who had confi- 
dence in his judgment and admiration for his ability. 

At the close of the war he went to Europe, and while 
visiting in Berlin became acquainted with Doretta J. Doer- 
ing, daughter of the Rev. C. H. Doering, a Methodist min- 
ister and missionary then living in that city. They were 
married in Berea, Ohio, August 27th, 1868. 

Dr. Roler was prominently identified with the founding 
of the Chicago Medical College, now the Medical School of 
the Northwestern University, and for many years occupied 
the chair of Professor of Obstetrics and diseases of the 
women. He was also for many years the examining sur- 
geon of the Pension Bureau. For over forty years he was 
in active practice in Chicago, retiring about three years prior 
to his death. 

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. 
December 3rd, 1879, his Insignia number being 1950. 

He lost his health from an accidental poisoning while 
on duty in the Army, and was a pitiful sufferer the rest of 
his life with inflamed stomach. 

Dr. Roler's personality endeared him to a very large cir- 
cle here. Many of our best known practitioners look back 
upon his instructions and counsel in and out of the college 
class room as their greatest inspiration in early life. 

His funeral services were conducted by the Rt. Rev. 


Charles E. Cheney, D. D., Bishop of the Synod of Chicago, 
Reformed Episcopal Church, who said of him : 

A true minister of Jesus Christ can always echo the 
language of the Apostle Paul, "I magnify mine office." 
But if brought into any adequate acquaintance with the 
life and work of a physician of high principle and devotion 
to his profession, the preacher and pastor will unhesitatingly 
bear witness, that next to his own, there is no calling so 
noble as that of the practitioner of medicine. When, more- 
over, the physician is one actuated by the grace of God, and 
moved by the Spirit of Christ, no estimate can overstate 
the value of such a career to his fellow-men. It is my 
privilege to belong to a line which for generations has been 
marked by the inheritance of the medical profession from 
father to son; and I can testify from such experience that 
in self-denial, patient sacrifice, and devotion to humanity, the 
Christian physician stands pre-eminent. I have known Dr. 
Roler for more than thirty years, and have seen him as day 
by day he has carried help, comfort and heartfelt sympathy, 
as well as healing skill to the bedside of his patients. PJack ot 
his eminence in his chosen profession, and infusing all his ef- 
forts to give physical relief, was the spirit of Him who when 
on earth "went about doing good." Like his Master, Dr. 
Roler was filled with a tender sympathy for suffering, that 
lifted his office to a plane where honor, reputation and emolu- 
ment were lost in pitying love for those to whom his minis- 
trations were given. No millions bequeathed to his family 
could have been so rich an inheritance as the grateful mem- 
ory in which this "beloved physician" is held by the thou- 
sands who "rise up to call him blessed." 

He is survived by his wife and one son, Albert H. Roler, 
M. D., to whom we tender our warmest sympathy. We 
have, with them, suffered a personal loss. 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, May 13, 1907. 

WE are again called to pay tribute to the memory of 
another Companion of our Order. The name of 
Captain William Vocke must be added to the roll of the 
departed heroes of the Civil War. 

He was born at Minden Westphalia, Germany, on the 
4th day of April, A. D. 1839, and died at his home in the 
city of Chicago on the 13th day of May, A. D. 1907, at the 
age of 68 years, 1 month and 9 days. His father held a 
local position under the Prussian Government and was the 
father of a large family, so that William in his boyhood 
found employment in a grocery store in his native town. 
This employment was not at all to his taste and seeing no 



opportunity for any other, at the age of seventeen years 
he came alone and unaided to the United States. He re- 
mained a short time in New York and then, in 1857, when 
eighteen years of age, came to Chicago. He arrived in the 
city an entire stranger, with less than three dollars in his 
possession. On the morning of his arrival he rented a small 
room at fifty cents a week, for lodging place. His mercan- 
tile experience came to his aid and on the afternoon of the 
same day he invested the remainder of his small capital in 
a basket of apples and peddled them ou-t on the streets of 
Chicago. He made the acquaintance of a countryman who 
was a cigarmaker, who offered to teach him to make cigars. 
He accepted the offer and was soon the possessor of a box of 
cigars of his own manufacture, which he carried around un- 
til he found a purchaser. Not long afterwards he obtained a 
position as carrier of the Illinois Staats Zeitung Newspaper, 
and commenced his daily rounds at two o'clock in the morn- 
ing. He also became a collector for the real estate firm of 
Ogden Fleetwood & Co. He had become ambitious to make 
the practice of law his future profession and obtained the 
favor of Judge Henry Booth, who enrolled him in his office 
and lent him his books to study. He was thus engaged dur- 
ing the day earning his livelihood and studying law at night 
when the Civil War broke out. He responded at once to the 
call for volunteers to suppress the rebellion and on the 16th 
day of April, 1861, enlisted as a private in a company called 
the Lincoln Rifles, which company was soon merged into 
the Twenty-fourth Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infan- 
try. Such were his qualities as a soldier that on the 8th of 
July, 1861, he was appointed First Sergeant of Company 
D of that regiment; then Sergeant Major of the regi- 
ment. On August 18th, 1862, he was Second Lieutenant of 
Company D, and on May 14th, 186,3, he became Captain of 
the Company. He was mustered out with his company on 
the 6th day of August, 1864, at the expiration of the term 


of its enlistment. He took part in all the battles of the 
Army of the Cumberland, in which his regiment was en- 
gaged during its term of service. 

Upon coming home in 1864, he found employment as 
City Editor of the Illinois Staats Zeitung and resumed the 
study of law with Judge Henry Booth. In April, 1865, he 
was appointed Clerk of the Police Court of the City of 
Chicago, the duties of which office he discharged acceptably 
until November, 1869. 

On the 13th of January, 1867, he was married in the city 
of Chicago to Miss Eliza Wahl. In 1867 he was admitted 
to the Bar and at the completion of his service as Clerk of 
the Police Court, he began the practice of the law, which he 
pursued continuously and with great success until a few 
days before his death. He was elected a member of the 
House of Representatives of Illinois and served with dis- 
tinction in the regular session of 1871, and the extra session 
of 1872. He was a member of the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago from 1877 to 1880. 

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 Illi- 
nois, March 8th, 1888, and served two terms as a Member 
of the Council. He rarely missed a meeting of the Com- 
mandery, literally complied with the obligation to promote 
the objects and advance the interests of the Order, and 
contributed valuable papers on the War of the Rebellion, 
notably "The Campaign of Gen. O. M. .Mitchell in East 
Tennessee" and "Our German Soldiers." 

For more than twenty-seven years he was the Attorney 
of the Imperial German Consulate in Chicago. During this 
period of service he wrote a treatise on the administration 
of justice in the courts of the United States which was pub- 
lished in the German language in the city of Cologne and 
is used as text book in the Consulates of the German Em- 


pire. In appreciation of the value of this work, he received 
a decoration from the German Government. 

Captain Vocke had for many years been recognized as 
one of the most prominent citizens of German descent in 
the civil life of the city. For many years he was Presi- 
dent of the German Society for the Aid of Immigration and 
was influential in all the organizations of his fellow country- 
men. He was a man of remarkable scholarly attainments. 
He did not have the advantage of a college education, but 
by earnest application to study, he attained all that college 
would have given. His mastery of the English language 
was complete, both in writing and speaking. He translated 
from the German the poems of Julius Rodenberg into per- 
fect English. Coming to this city as a boy, not having 
reached majority, without acquaintance and without friends 
or influence and without means, he commenced the battle 
of life alone. He fought a good fight and achieved honor- 
able distinction as a civil officer, as a soldier, legislator and 
useful citizen in private life. He achieved a position of 
recognized prominence in the profession of his choice. With 
but a few days sickness, he was suddenly called away in 
the height of his usefulness, leaving his wife and six chil- 
dren, two sons and four daughters, to mourn his loss. 

The leading editorial in the Chicago Evening Post of 
May 14th, 1907, written by Edward B. Clark, says of him : 

"William Vocke was a type of 'foreign' citizen that 
many native-born Americans well might pattern their lives 
after. From the day, in 1856, when he landed in New 
York, a young, ambitious, German, till death came to him 
yesterday he was loyal to his country, city and fellow citi- 
zens. He was a soldier, a lawyer, a man of letters, a law- 
maker, a private citizen, and he earned an honorable record 
in all these walks of life. 

"Mr. Vocke's time, his labors and his money were always 
given abundantly and willingly to any worthy cause. Such 


a man's life is invaluable to his country and city, and Chi- 
cago as well as his friends and family, has reason to mourn 
his death. Unobtrusive, never seeking applause, he has left 
an unsullied, respected name in the country of his adoption, 
and that is a monument more honorable than any bronze or 
granite that money could place above his grave." 




Brevet Major United States Volunteers. Died at Los Angeles, Cal., 
June 15, 1907. 

ONE of the bravest, one of the ablest and most efficient, 
one of the most faithful and patriotic of those who 
served their country in the time of her direst peril, our hon- 
ored and beloved Companion, Major William Le Baron 
Jenney, at a ripe age, has passed the broad river and joined 
the great majority on the other side. 

The trusted staff officer of Grant and Sherman, he was 
the genial and loved comrade and friend of thousands who 
in the ranks or in high official places served in the Army 
of the Tennessee, commanded successively by Grant, Sher- 
man, McPherson, Logan and Howard. 

Companion Jenney was born at Fairhaven (New Bed- 



ford), Massachusetts, September 25th, 1832, and died at 
Los Angeles, California, June 15th, 1907. He came of a 
long and distinguished line of Puritan ancestors, the first 
of whom settled in New England in 1623. His paternal 
grandmother was a direct descendant of John Alden of the 
Mayflower, and his maternal grandmother was Lucy Le 
Baron, a direct descendant of Dr. Francis Le Baron of 
Plymouth, Massachusetts. . . 

Thoroughly trained in the scientific department of Har- 
vard University, and in the Ecole Centrale des Arts et 
Manufactures of Paris, from which celebrated school he 
graduated with high honor in 1856, he became a civil and 
military engineer and architect. He was for a time chief 
engineer for the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Mex.) Railroad, 
but owing to the financial crisis of 1857, the work was 
stopped and he returned to 'Paris where he was selected en- 
gineer for an organization known as the "Bureau of Ameri- 
can Securities," of which William Tecumseh Sherman was 
the President. 

This association, and a love of country not less fervid 
than his chief's, led him when Sumter was fired upon, to 
offer his services to his country. August 19th, 1861, he was 
named by President Lincoln, "Captain and additional Aide 
de Camp," and assigned to duty on the staff of Ulysses S. 
Grant. He .served with him at Cairo, Birds Point, Forts 
Henry and Donelson, at Shiloh and Corinth. 

He was then transferred to the staff of General Sher- 
man, first as Chief Engineer of the Fifteenth Army Corps 
and later as Chief Engineer of the Army of the Tennessee. 
There were many brave and able men who served their 
country faithfully and well as Aides to the great leaders of 
the war, but no general was more ably and truly aided by 
a staff officer than were Grant and Sherman by the modest 
gentleman we knew so well, Major Jenney. 


He was fitted for high command ; few men possessed 
his ability. None surpassed him in energy, in persistence, 
in resourcefulness in difficult situations, and in fidelity to 
every trust. He was too valuable a man to lose from the 
position he held, one vital to the success of his chiefs and tc 
the cause of his country. Grant needed him, Sherman 
needed him, none knew this better than Jenney himself. 
Promotion to higher rank, he had earned ; but that was not a 
compensation that could allure him from a duty, such as fell 
upon him. He cared more to discharge the duties of his 
position well and acceptably than for rank and its emolu- 
ments. He ever felt highly rewarded for all his work by 
the approval of his great commanders, by their implicit 
trust, by their life long and intimate friendship and by their 
words given as the grounds upon which at the close of his 
service, his Brevet was conferred, "for distinguished and 
meritorious services during the war." 

To adequately tell of the military life and army service 
of Major Jenney, beginning in the summer of 1861 and end- 
ing with his muster out in May, 1866, would require the 
writing of a history of the old Army of the Tennessee, of 
the glorious campaigns, battles and sieges in which it took 
part, at Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, Missionary 
Ridge, Atlanta, and the March to the Sea. The debt which 
this land of freedom, the light and hope of mankind, owes to 
the men who preserved it from destruction is greater than 
even we can conceive ; impartial history will tell of it. Poetry 
will find in it her greatest inspiration, and Art her finest 
field in illustrating the service rendered in the great strug- 
gle to preserve this government by the people, to bless man- 
kind in all the countries and ages of the world. 

Only less glorious, only less worthy to be noted, is the 
service which since the close of the great struggle, many of 
those who took part in it, have rendered in civil life to the 
welfare and progress of the nation; some have ably and 


faithfully administered as the Chief Magistrates in many 
states and in the nation ; some have wisely led in the en- 
actment of wholesome laws; others have spanned continent 
and ocean with telegraph lines and have built railroads across 
mountains and deserts before deemed impassable, uniting 
the most distant sections of our land and bringing all her 
people into close sympathy and business association, mak- 
ing us one people, living under and loving one flag. 

To such a service, Major Jenney has contributed illus- 
triously. He came to Chicago soon after the expiration of 
his military life, and in all the period since then, his name 
has been one of the most prominent of the civil engineers 
and architects of the Northwest yea of the United States. 

Many of the largest, strongest and most beautiful build- 
ings of Chicago were his; in fact, many of the leading men 
in his profession, whose works and whose fame are known 
and admired by all, were at one time students in his office, 
and freely acknowledge their debt to him for instruction, 
encouragement and inspiration. 

Modern steel construction of buildings, which has revo- 
lutionized the building art in all the large centres of the 
world, was the discovery of William Le Baron Jenney. He 
was the first to plan and to erect such a building here in 
his loved Chicago. The Home Insurance Building, stand- 
ing on the northeast corner of Adams and La Salle streets, 
is that building. Truly it and all other such structures, 
wherever in any of the great cities of the world, they have 
been and shall be erected, will be his lasting monuments. 

Lest our words shall be deemed extravagant and attrib- 
uted to the admiration and love of over partial friends, we 
will quote the words of an editorial writer in the Chicago 
Tribune, July 23rd, 1907. In speaking of Major Jenney as 
an architect, he said : 

"Jenney was one of the early school of Chicagoans who 


did things. He really made Chicago possible as a great 
city. He and the men he taught have erected practically 
all the towering skyscrapers of the world. He didn't dis- 
cover steel, but he discovered its greatest use. Possibly he 
was as well known in Berlin, London, Vienna, Paris, in 
any great city as he was in his own. Architects and build- 
ers from all over the world came to him to learn, and were 
taught. He might have made hundreds of millions by 
patenting his invention, but he preferred to let the world 
progress. He gave every idea he had freely to his fellows 
and to him money was but a minor consideration." 

All who knew Major Jenney will endorse these other 
words of the same writer: "Kindly, gracious, considerate 
even of the least of the draughtsmen, jolly, and an author- 
ity on good eating, a lover of a good story and a teller of 
hundreds of them, friend of great men and of the waiters 
who served him, he was beloved by all he met." 

His kindliness, his geniality, all knew, but few knew of 
his large and generous charity. The writer of this memo- 
rial, all too inadequate, can never forget the large gift he 
made of his own and his firm's invaluable advice and serv- 
ice in planning and constructing the first six cottages and 
school house of the St. Charles' School for Boys at St. 
Charles, Illinois, an institution designed not to punish but 
rather to save the boys of our city and state, who for want 
of such care as all boys need, have started wrong. Major 
Jenney, unsolicited, gave to this cause much time in visiting 
other institutions, in planning these buildings and in their 
construction, in money value, thousands of dollars. 

Friend, Companion, Comrade : Your fame is safe ; 
your stern Puritan ancestry, with a clearer and wider vision 
than was given to them in this life, will, we believe, admit 
in that other country where you have joined them that the 
service you rendered to your fellow men, was nobler than 


theirs, and that the Creator was as truly served by their 
illustrious descendant in his day as by them on bended knee, 
and in clearing up a wilderness. 



Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Battle Creek, Mich., 
June 27, 1907. 

was born at Fayetteville, Onandaga -County, New 
York, August 23rd, 1828, the son of Ezekiel and Anna 
Dyer Callender. Our Companion was the youngest of six 
children, he being the last to pass away. He died at Battle 
Creek, Michigan, June 27th, 1907. His remains were con- 
veyed to Fayetteville, New York, and buried beside the re- 
mains of his wife, who died June 27th, 1894. 

In 1850, we learn that Companion Callender "went to 
California by the way of the Isthmus. Upon reaching San 
Francisco, he proceeded to the rnines where he worked for 
a time and then returned to the Coast, where he engaged in 



a mercantile business and prospered, but eventually his firm 
sold out and he returned to San Francisco. Arriving there 
after the great fire of 1856 he saw opportunities in the lum- 
ber trade, and took the first ship to the Columbia River 
region. The lumber plan did not prove what he had ex- 
pected, and he spent some time in looking over the country, 
finally entering the service of the government under com- 
mand of his brother, General F. D. Callender." 

Having returned to New York just before the Civil 
War broke out, when he was summoned to Saint Louis, and 
entered the service as Second Lieutenant Battery I. 1st 
Missouri Light Artillery, United States Volunteers, Sep- 
tember, 1861, but not mustered. He was then transferred 
to Battery F and mustered September 18th, 1861, as 
Lieutenant, and Adjutant January 1st, 1862. He was 
transferred to Battery G, June oth, 1862, and again trans- 
ferred to Battery D, September 23rd, 1862, and was made 
Captain of his Battery September 1st, 1864. Our Com- 
panion's war service was with the Army of the Tennessee, 
in which he greatly distinguished himself by his coolness, 
bravery and ability as a commander. He served with great 
credit at Shiloh, and with distinction at Lookout Mountain 
and Missionary Ridge, and was specially mentioned in the 

General Sherman's report, while commanding the 15th 
Army Corps, written December 15th, 1863, says, "Callender 
had four of his guns on General Ewings Hill, and Novem- 
ber 24th and 25th the Second Brigade Fourth Division 15th 
Army Corps advanced, and took possession of the first 
range of hills in front of Missionary Ridge, In the evening 
the enemy threw a few shots from his guns, which, by the 
prompt arrival of Richardson's Battery, under command of 
Lieutenant Callender, were soon silenced, leaving the 
brigade to rest for the night in quiet. On the 25th, Lieuten- 
ant Callender, in command of Richardson's Battery, and his 


men, exhibited great skill and promptness in handling the 
pieces and rendering much service." 

Captain Richardson at this time was Chief of Artillery, 
4th Division, 15th Army Corps. 

Our Companion Callender was elected a member of the 
Loyal Legion June 3rd, 1885, at Chicago, Illinois, Insignia 
No. 3854. He will long be remembered for his modesty 
and gentlemanly deportment. He attended the meetings of 
the Commandery very regularly, and took great interest in 
its proceedings ; and he will be greatly missed from our 
rapidly thinning ranks. 

Captain Callender, Hail and Farewell, we hope to meet 
you "on Fame's eternal camping ground." 



Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Sublette, 111., July 6, iyo~ 

OUR Companion Captain Prescott Bartlett, Insignia No. 
9373, died at his home near Sublette, Lee County, 
Illinois, on July 6th, 1907. 

He was born at Conway, Mass., August 19th, 1821, of 
typical New England and revolutionary ancestry. 

After the traditional manner of that good old stock he 
followed the Star of Empire toward the setting sun and in 
1844, as a young man, removed to Illinois and became a 
busy and valuable workman in the strenuous labor of em- 
pire building in that region. 

He settled upon a half section in Lee County, Illinois, 
near what is now Sublette, a town upon the I. C. R. R 



His own industry, good taste and thrift, converted that 
rich prairie into one of the most valuable and beautiful 
homes in that most beautiful region. In due course of time 
he married Miss Caroline Whitney, who survives him. 
Eight children were born to them, only two of whom sur- 

At the time of his death his fine homestead was sur- 
rounded by some 20 acres of fine forest, nearly half ever- 
greens all planted with his own hands more than forty years 
ago. As an example of this "empire building" in Northern 
Illinois it may be stated that this 320 acres cost Capt, Bart- 
lett at time of purchase $500.00 which would now pay for 
about 3 acres of it. 

In 1861 at 40 years of age Captain Prescott Bartlett re- 
cruited in that vicinage and among his neighbors' sons a 
company of 98 men which was mustered into service as Co. 
C 7th Illinois Cavalry. As was proper and soon demon- 
strated to be judicious he was elected and commissioned 
Captain and so served during his term of enlistment. All 
who served in the West will readily recall that fine body of 
patriots the 7th Illinois Cavalry as an efficient and fa- 
mous organization, especially notable as participating in the 
great Grierson raid in 1863 and later in the remarkable 
charge of Hatch's Division at Nashville. That dismounted 
cavalry should charge solid entrenchments and break in- 
fantry and capture artillery was unprecedented in war, but 
at Nashville it was done by that body of magnificent 

Company C, commanded by Captain Bartlett, without 
intermission and after first serving in Missouri and Ken- 
tucky, was in September, 1862, detached and served as es- 
cort to Gen. John M. Palmer and so acted until January, 
1864, doing its part in the great battles of Stone's River, 
Chickamauga and Mission Ridge and in innumerable skir- 
mishes which harried that country in those trying times. 


After muster out Captain Bartlett returned to his 
pioneer home and aided by the kindness of nature and his 
own industry spent his declining years in the rural scenes 
he loved so well. 

Finally at the ripe age of four score and six years he 
peacefully gave the long life he put to such useful purpose 
back to his Maker and the Grand Army laid him in the 
bosom of the rich prairie he did so much to beautify. 

No further eulogy seems necessary. He was a good 
husband and father, a sturdy pioneer, a kind neighbor, a 
fast friend and greater than all a good soldier when such 
were needed. What duty is given us to do further? Good 
and perfect citizenship demands no other offerings. 



The Commandery never had a 
Photograph of this Companion. 


Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Portland, Ore., 
July 27, 1907. 

COMPANION GEORGE S. DURFEE went to his rest 
at Durfee Heights, Fulda, Klickitat County, Wash- 
ington, where he had just succeeded in establishing a new 
home on July 27, 1907. 

He was born in Marshall, Michigan, on March 13, 1840, 
descending from French Huguenot and English ancestry, 
the original name being DeUrfy and Durfey. His French 
ancestry was of titled lineage. 

Thomas Durfee, his paternal grandfather six genera- 
tions removed, settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, in 
1660. He was born in England in 1643. It is stated that 
ninety per cent of his male descendants were participants in 
the Revolutionary war, and that during the war for the 
maintenance of the Union, a very large number of his 
descendants served in the Union Army, while less than 
twenty espoused the cause of the Confederacy. 

Captain Durfee's father, Nathan Durfee, was born at 
Tiverton, Rhode Island, on July 4, 1809, and married Mar- 
garet Kirk of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1837. She was a native 
of the Isle of Man. They moved to Battle Creek, Michigan, 
when our Companion was about three years of age. He 
received his early education in the public schools of that city 



until he was thirteen, when the family removed to Hastings, 
Michigan. Here he alternated attending school and trans- 
porting goods by teams between Battle Creek and this town. 

When seventeen years of age he moved to Decatur, Illi- 
nois, where he obtained work on a farm during summers. 
During winters he attended high school from which he 

At the breaking out of the great war he was among the 
first to enlist and became a member of Company A, the first 
Company of the 8th Illinois Infantry, the second Regiment 
accepted for the three months service, of which Colonel, 
afterwards Governor Richard J. Oglesby, was the first 
Commander. The Regiment re-enlisted for three years and 
our Companion became Sergeant of his Company. His 
military history and that of the Regiment were identical 
during more than five years of his .service. It began at 
Bird's Point, Missouri, and the operations in that vicinity 
during General Grant's early career, Fort Henry, Fort 
Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Grant's Northern Mississippi 
Campaign, the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg, and 
running the blockade of the Vicksburg batteries, were all 
participated in by this Regiment and Companion Durfee. 
He had been promoted to Second and First Lieutenant, and 
at the battle of Raymond, May 12, 1863, his Captain having 
been killed, assumed command of his Company, and was 
commissioned Captain of the same from that date. 

In February, 1864, he participated in the Meridian ex- 
pedition under General Sherman, and in July of that year 
was engaged in an action near Jackson, Mississippi. His 
next service was in Louisiana in expeditions from Mor- 
ganza Bend and Port Hudson. He spent the winter of '64 
and '65 on White River, Arkansas. When Forrest threat- 
ened Memphis, our Companion's regiment moved to the re- 
lief of the garrison there, and then returned to Arkansas, be- 
ing engaged in service at Duval's Bluff. In January, 1865, 


he moved with his command to New Orleans and thence to 
Dauphin Island, Mobile Bay, took part in the Mobile cam- 
paign, and participated in the assault and capture of Fort 
Blakeley on April 19th (Appomattox Day). 

After the fall of Mobile, he returned with his Regiment 
to New Orleans, and thence moved up the Red River to 
Shreveport, Louisiana, and Marshall, Texas, where the sur- 
render of General E. Kirby Smith's Army was received. 
He assisted in paroling the Confederate prisoners. Here he 
served for several months as provost-marshal. In Novem- 
ber, 1865, his Regiment, then being the only white Regiment 
remaining in the Department of Northern Louisiana, was 
ordered to Shreveport and thence to Alexandria, Louisiana. 
On Christmas Day of 186'5, fourteen men of the negro 
garrison of Shreveport were killed. The 8th Illinois Regi- 
ment was ordered there to guard Government property and 
keep the unruly elements in subjection. Here it remained 
until April 25th, 1866, when it was mustered out of the 
United States service and finally disbanded at Springfield, 
Illinois, May 16th, 1866. 

Having been relegated to the ranks of citizenship, he re- 
turned to Decatur, Illinois, and added to his education by 
taking a special course in commercial law and bookkeeping 
at Oberlin College, Ohio. 

On September 5th, 1867, he was married at Decatur, 
Illinois, to Miss Sarah A. Powers of that city. He entered 
the real estate business with an older brother and brother- 
in-law, and later gave his attention to dealing in agricultural 
implements, continuing in this for more than twenty-seven 

While in Illinois on recruiting service for his Regiment 
in 1865, he became a Comrade of the first Post of the Grand 
Army of the Republic, organized by Dr. Stephenson, the 
founder of this Order af Decatur, Illinois, and was the 
seventieth member of that Order enrolled. 


He was a member of the Masonic Order and Past 
Eminent Commanclery No. 9, of Beaumanoir Commandery 
K. T. of Decatur, and at one time Captain-General of the 
Order. He was also a member of Castle Hall, No. 17, 
Knights of Pythias. He was elected an Original Com- 
panion of the First Class of the Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion, through the Commandery of the State of 
Illinois, June 4, 1903, Insignia No. 13,986. 

In 1901 Governor Yates appointed him one of the 
eighteen Commissioners "to ascertain and mark the posi- 
tions occupied by Illinois troops in the Siege of Vicksburg," 
and in 1903 he was appointed a member of the Illinois- 
Vicksburg Military Park Commission by the same Gov- 
ernor. His counsels and services as a member of this Com- 
mission were greatly prized and appreciated by his fellow 
members, who, by reason of his well known, careful and 
systematic business methods, named him as the chairman of 
their auditing committee. In this capacity and as a mem- 
ber of the Commission, he served faithfully and loyally un- 
til all the preparatory labors of the Commission had been 
completed, and until the necessity for his change of resi- 
dence forced him to abandon his further active service. 

Captain Durfee was wounded at Shiloh, but notwith- 
standing his wounds and suffering and long continued serv- 
ice to his country, shrank from applying for a pension for 
disability as his conscience was too sensitive to make an oath 
that should secure him a pension on the ground of physical 
disability, so long as he was able to act and care for him- 
self. He lived the simple life, was always glad to aid so 
far as he could those who were needy ; and particularly 
during his later years, was endowed with a high courage, 
enduring and unlimited patience, and a consistency and 
loyalty to high ideals ; a fitting finish and rounding out of 
his beginning as a Volunteer Soldier. 

As citizen, comrade, companion, husband and father he 


left memories that will continue. His mind was remarkably 
free from prejudice, envy and carping criticism. He be- 
lieved in the right of individual thought and action, and 
freely accorded this to all who were associated with him in 
business, society, or the family circle. 

He leaves, him surviving, his widow, and his daughters, 
Mrs. Emada L. Griswold of Chicago ; Mrs. Mabel A. Pow- 
ers, West Palm Beach, Florida ; Miss Mary Giselle, now re- 
siding with her mother at Fulda, Washington, and Mrs. 
Abbie Kinsman of Decatur, Illinois. To them we extend 
our sympathy. 




Brevet Major United States Army. Died at Versailles, France, 
July 29, 7907. 

tenant, in the Fourth Artillery and Brevet Major 
United States Army, a Companion of the First Class in the 
Commandery of the State of Illinois, Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion of the United States, Insignia Number 1941, 
died at Versailles, France, where he had resided for some 
years, on the 29th day of July, 1907, in the sixty-eighth year 
of his age. 

Major Huntington was born at Chicago, March 23rd, 
1840; his father, Hon. Alonzo Huntington, a lawyer resi- 
dent in the city from 1835 until his death in 1881, came of 
Revolutionary stock, being a grandson of Captain Amos 



Huntington of the Continental Army, a great great grand- 
son of the first of the name in America and connected with 
the Galusha family of Vermont. His mother, Patience 
Lorain Dyer, was a lineal descendant of William Dyer, 
Secretary of the Rhode Island Colony, commander on tlu 
sea for his colony in 1655 against the Dutch and one of the 
founders of Newport, and Mary, his wife, who suffered 
religious martyrdom on Boston Common in 1660. The 
Dyer family was connected with Roger Williams, founder 
of Rhode Island, with Captain Edward Hutchinson of Bos- 
ton, killed in King Philip's war and Mrs. Huntington was a 
granddaughter of Major Gideon Olin of the Revolutionary 
Army, afterwards member of Congress from Vermont, a 
niece of Judge Abraham Olin of the Supreme Court of the 
District of Columbia and sister of the late Doctor Charles 
V. Dyer well known in the early history of Chicago. 

Our Companion was educated at various private schools 
at Chicago and at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachu- 
setts, and when nineteen years old he began the study of the 
law, but was interrupted by the outbreak of the Rebellion. 

When the spirit of the North awoke at the firing on 
Fort Sumter, one hundred young men living in Chicago, 
among whom was our lamented Companion, impressed with 
their inexperience, resolved to prepare for the crisis and 
thereupon signed the muster roll of Company D, 60th Illi- 
nois Infantry commanded by Captain Luther P. Bradley 
who had received authority to recruit the company. Uni- 
forms and arms were obtained and for. a number of weeks 
the organization was the only Military Company in Chicago 
fully equipped. This company performed various duties, in 
the citv, notably that of Guard of Honor at the funeral of 
Hon. Stephen A. Douglas and furnished many officers for 
other companies and regiments as its personnel was of the 
best. --i <9<*!* .-ft 

In September, 1861, Huntington raised in Indiana a 


troop for the 9th Illinois Cavalry with which, however, he 
served but six weeks, resigning his volunteer commission to 
accept a Second Lieutenancy in the Fourth U. S. Artillery, 
October 24th, 1861, to which regiment he was attached until 
his final resignation from the Army. Lieutenant Hunting- 
ton was engaged in the battle of Shiloh, where he won the 
approbation and praise of the Chief of Artillery, and a 
Brevet First Lieutenancy; he was present at the Siege of 
Corinth and at the battle of Stone's River, where he was 
again favorably mentioned in the report of Brig. Gen'l John 
M. Palmer, commanding Division; he took part also in the 
action of Woodbury, Tullahoma Campaign and was under 
fire at Perryville. 

In May, 1863, he was promoted to a First Lieutenancy 
and served with the Army of the Potomac until the 12th 
corps was ordered to Tennessee. 

Detached in 1864 on mustering and recruiting service 
for some four months, he rejoined his battery at Nashville ; 
was again detached for recruiting service and when re- 
lieved from this duty and while serving with the battery at 
Washington was in July, 1865, appointed Aide de Camp on 
the Staff of Major General Halleck whom he accompanied 
to San Francisco. 

Relieved from staff duty at his own request he re- 
joined his regiment and served therewith at Fort Washing- 
ton and Fort Leavenworth until his resignation November 
19, 1869, after over eight years of service. He was 
brevetted First Lieutenant U. S. A. for "gallant and merito- 
rious service at the Battle of Shiloh" April ?, 1862, Captain 
U. S. A. "for gallant and meritorious service at the battle 
of Stone's River" December 31, 1862, and Major U. S. A. 
"for gallant and meritorious services during the war" 
March 13, 1865, and the war records evidence his honorable 
mention by his various superiors throughout his whole serv- 


Upon his resignation he took up his residence in Chicago 
and for several years had an office with Mr. C. W. Fullerton 
at No. 94 Dearborn St., where his friends were always 
pretty sure to find him, ready for entertaining and witty 
conversation, in which he excelled. 

At the outbreak of the Railway Riots in July, 1877, 
Major Huntington was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel 
and Assistant Adjutant General of the First Brigade, Illi- 
nois National Guards, where he did useful and valuable 
service which was duly appreciated and recognized by 
Governor Cullom on accepting his resignation, when the 
peril was at an end ; special order No. 74 C. S. General 
Headquarters Illinois National Guard, Springfield, May 26, 
1878, accepting his resignation continues as follows: 

"The Commander in Chief takes this opportunity of ex- 
pressing to Colonel Huntington his high appreciation of the 
services he has rendered both to the State and Nation, in 
past days of peril and for his distinguished services in ad- 
vancing the interests of the Illinois National Guard. His 
retirement at this time is much to be regretted and the 
State will remain very much his debtor." 

During his whole life Major Huntington had shown 
great interest in literature; he had contributed articles to 
the "Atlantic 'Monthly," "Lippincott's Magazine," "The 
Dial" and "The Chicago Tribune," and in July, 1883, he ac- 
cepted the Literary Editorship on the staff of the latter pub- 
lication which he held for some two years until he left Chi- 
cago with his family. He was a Master of English and his 
style was as nearly perfect as possible and generally so rec- 
ognized by all who were familiar with his writings which it 
is to be regretted are not much more numerous than they 
are. On the shelves of his Library were to be found the 
works of the Masters of English prose and he was especially 
interested in English Dramatic literature, which he studied 
until such authors as Congreve, Wycherley, Van Brugh and 


in fact all the famous dramatists were familiar friends, 
though his own style was modeled on the best writers of 
more modern times, English and American. 

In November, 1897, Major Huntington became a mem- 
ber of this Order, and while he lived in Chicago was active 
and especially interested to make and keep the quality of 
our membership at the highest possible standard for he was 
sternly opposed to the election of any candidate, if the least 
slur upon his character, as a Soldier, a gentleman or a busi- 
ness man in later life was even so much as hinted at, and 
that too, although the applicant may have held relations of 
friendship and intimacy with himself ; every such possible 
blemish in the qualifications of a candidate must be cleared 
off before the approval of the Major was secured. He was 
not ambitious for office, serving only as Registrar in 1880 
and as a member of the Council in 1883. 

In 1885 Major Huntington left Chicago never to return ; 
with his wife and family he went to Europe where after 
travel in France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Belgium and 
England, and a long sojourn at Rome, he finally settled at 
Versailles, where he spent the last years of his life. 

During his long absence from home he contributed oc- 
casionally to the columns of the Tribune, wrote the article 
on Modern Greek Literature for Johnson's Universal 
Cyclopedia, an introduction to "Tales from the Aegean" 
translated from the Greek of Bikelas, a memoir of General 
Alexander Cal dwell McClurg printed in the memorial 
volume of this Commandery and some other literary work, 
notably an address on Washington, February 22, 1904. 
orinted in the year book of the American Club, Paris, and 
in the compilation of "Les Combattants francais de la 
Guerre americaine" 1778-1783 published in 1903 by the 
French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

He enjoyed the companionship and friendship of many 
distinguished authors, and men of letters in Europe and of 


many Americans whom he met from time to time abroad, 
and corresponded with considerable regularity with friends 
at home. When the Spanish-American war broke out 
Major Huntington was prompt to offer his services to the 
Nation and he showed his patriotic interest in the land of 
his birth by active service in the American Club at Paris, ot 
which he was President in 1906, and his pride as an Ameri- 
can in the services of his ancestors by joining the "Society 
of the Sons of the American Revolution" and "the Society 
of the Colonial Wars." 

He was a member until his death and once President of 
the Chicago Literary Club, and of the Chicago Club until 
1879, was one of the founders of the Chicago Civil Service 
Reform League and a Vice President of the National Or- 
ganization and during his life abroad he was decorated as a 
Knight of the Legion of Honor by the French Republic and 
as a Knight of the Royal Order of the Saviour by the King 
of Greece. 

In 1863 Major Huntington married Frances, daughter 
of Col. Joseph Henry Tucker, twice commandant of Camp 
Douglas, Chicago, during the Rebellion, who with five chil- 
dren, three sons and two daughters, survives him. 

In closing this memorial your committee believe that the 
following quotation from Major Huntington's memorial to 
our late Companion Alexander Caldwell McClurg is most 
appropriate : 

"He had known the joys of husband and father; tasted 
the sweets of distinction, military rank * * * social 
leadership; material things had prospered in his hands and 
he had cared for the finer things of the spirit; he had 
breathed the still air of delightful studies; lived the swift 
minutes of battle and crowned with virtuous actions the 
creeping hours of peace." 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Aug. 14, 1907. 

CAPTAIN WILLIAM TODD entered the service as 
First Lieutenant of Co. K. 8th New Jersey Infantry, 
United States Volunteers, September 27th, 1861, and was 
promoted to Captain of Co. G of the same Regiment, 
February 3rd, 1862. He was honorably discharged on ten- 
der of resignation on account of disability, .July 15th, 1862. 
His war service was with the Army of the Potomac. 

He was elected an Original Companion of the First 
Class of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion through the 
Commandery of the State of Illinois November 14th, 1889, 
Insignia No. 7441. He died at the home of his son, Charles 
C. Todd, in Chicago, August 14th, 1907, aged seventy-three. 



A Comrade who was in the Regiment with Captain 
Todd, but who had not seen him since the war until he at- 
tended his funeral, spoke to our Companions of him in high 
praise, , as "a very popular, whole-souled, genial officer, 
everyone's friend, and his jollity on the march kept every- 
body in good humor." He also referred to the hardships of 
the Battle of Yorktown on May 3rd, 1862, in which Com- 
panion Todd was engaged, and where he received his 
wound, and says: 

"He stood up bravely and fearlessly in the supreme hour, 
and those who come after him need never be ashamed of his 
record as a true and tried soldier of the Union Army." 

It would be hard to find a Companion who appreciated 
and enjoyed the meetings of the Loyal Legion members 
more than Companion Todd. Whenever his health would 
permit, he was present. He was for several years the Cus- 
todian of the Commandery rooms, and enjoyed a large ac- 
quaintance among the members. Captain Todd came to 
Chicago to engage in business in 1867. He lived in Oak 
Park over twenty-five years. It was during his residence in 
Oak Park in the year 1893 that his wife died. Mrs. Todd 
was a most excellent woman, greatly admired by all who 
knew her, and her loss was deeply mourned by her husband 
during the years that followed up to the time of his death. 
He leaves a son, Charles C. Todd, to whom we offer our 
sincere condolence and tender sympathy. 

Our Companion will be remembered as a quiet, courte- 
ous gentleman, a good citizen and faithful friend. 




Brevet Brigadier General United States Volunteers. Died at 
Chicago, Aug. 22, 1907. 

berry Isles, Hancock County, Maine, March 20, 
1833. His grandfather, Capt. Benjamin Spurling, had 
many adventures on the sea with the English in the War of 
1812, being for a time prisoner on a British Man of War. 
His father, Capt. Samuel Spurling , master of the Schooner 
Cashier of Cranberry Isles, defeated a crew of pirates, con- 
spicuous on the coast of Cuba, and his exploit was signal- 
ized by the citizens of Trinidad de Cuba with the gift of 
sword and pistols and $500 in gold. The family was a race 
of sailors and fighting stock. Until twelve years old, An- 



drew B. Spurling attended school and then became a sailor, 
following the traditions of his family. 

At the age of eighteen, Andrew Spurling went^to Cali- 
fornia, where he worked as a miner until nearly twenty, 
when he took up a claim in San Jose Valley and for four 
years lived as a farmer and hunter, becoming an expert 
rider. He was a radical anti-slavery man and on one occa- 
sion is said to have fought a duel with a southern settler, 
the weapons being bowie-knives. Young Spurling was the 
victor, disabling his opponent, who was forced to cry for 

In 1855 Spurling, then twenty-two years old, returned to 
Maine, and settled in Orland, taking up again a sailor's life 
as Captain, until he enlisted at the beginning of the Civil 
War. In September, 1861, he enlisted in the volunteer serv- 
ice of the United States, and was commissioned First Lieu- 
tenant of Company D, First Maine Cavalry, and promoted 
Captain of the Company in February, 1863. 

During his service with the First Maine, Lieut, and 
Capt. Spurling distinguished himself by many acts of per- 
sonal daring, marking him as possessing the characteristics 
of a born cavalry partisan and soldier. He commanded his 
company at the cavalry battle at Brandy Station in 1863, and 
was wounded in a personal hand-to-hand fight at Upper- 

In January, 1864, Captain Spurling was commissioned 
Junior Major of the Second Maine Cavalry, and with his 
new regiment was ordered to the department of the Gulf, 
and was sent in command of four companies to Brazier 
City," Louisiana, where he was very active in fighting gueril- 
las, and where in June, 1864, he was promoted Lieut. 
Colonel of the regiment. 

In the early fall of 1864, the regiment was transferred to 
Florida and there Colonel Spurling distinguished himself in 
many actions with the enemy, winning the approval of all 


his commanding officers, the affection of his soldiers and 
subordinates, and the respect of his foes. He took part 
later in the operations against Mobile, and saw service in 
Alabama, until mustered out, always with credit to himself 
and to the cause he served, as is borne out by the official 
records, by the testimony of all who knew of his acts, by a 
Congressional Medal of Honor, conferred in 1897, and by 
his brevet rank of Brigadier General. 

At the close of the War, General Spurling returned to 
his old calling of sea captain, and at one time was wrecked 
off Cape May. He was elected Sheriff of Hancock County, 
Maine, served for four years, and after a year was ap- 
pointed post-office inspector with headquarters at Chicago, 
holding this office for five years with great approval of the 
Department. He was then president of the Chicago Raw- 
hide Manufacturing Co. for twelve years, when he sold out 
and engaged in real estate at Elgin. Here he lost his prop- 
erty through misfortune caused by the hard times. 

Gen. Spurling was elected to this Commandery at the 
June meeting, 1906, and on August 22nd, died at the Home- 
opathic Hospital in Chicago, aged seventy-three, leaving a 
bright record as a brave and able soldier and citizen, worthy 
of his country. 

Our Companion, Capt. Cassius C. Roberts, has compiled 
a very interesting pamphlet on our deceased Companion, 
from which the facts herein referred to are taken; a copy of 
the pamphlet is in the Library of the Commandery. 


E. A. OTIS, 




Surgeon United States Volunteers. Died at Hot Springs, Ark., 
Sept. 30, 1907. 

of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed over the "great 
divide" September 30th, 1907. Dr. Ellsworth was born in 
Massawippi, Canada, August 12th, 1838. He was a lineal 
descendant of the Ellsworths of Connecticut and of the 
Fletchers of Lowell, Mass. Having completed the course 
at Charleston Academy he came West, studying under the 
direction of Drs. H. M. & C. M. Stewart of Exeter, Illi- 
nois. He afterward became a student of the Rush Medi- 
cal College, Chicago, and having graduated with honor 
February 13th, 1861, he located at Lincoln, Logan County, 
Illinois, associated with Dr. L. L. Luds. December 2nd, 



1862, Dr. Ellsworth offered his services to his country to 
aid in suppressing the Rebellion, entering the service as 
First Lieutenant and First Assistant Surgeon of the 106th 
Illinois Volunteer Infantry; he was promoted Major and 
Surgeon of same regiment December 28th, 1863, and mus- 
tered out with his regiment July 12th, 1865. During all 
this time he was continuously on duty and served under 
the commands of Major Generals Washburn, Steele and 
Reynolds, and later under Generals Sullivan, Brayman, 
Kimball, West, Clayton and True. He held at different 
times in the various commands to which he was attached, 
the position of Surgeon in Charge, or Chief of Hospitals, 
Medical Inspector of Hospitals, also President of Medical 
Examining Boards for disabled officers and soldiers, also 
many other positions of honor and trust connected with the 
Medical Department of the Army. Dr. Ellsworth was a 
great favorite with both the officers and men of his com- 
mand, and it was said that he knew the name of every man 
in his Regiment. 

In September, 1866, Dr. Ellsworth located in Hot 
Springs, Arkansas, devoting all his time and energies to the 
demands of his profession. He was one of the first or- 
ganizers, and was the first Secretary of the Hot Springs 
Medical Society, which office he held for four years. He 
was a member of the Royal Arcanum, a Mason and Knight 
Templar. Professionally, he never deviated from a strictly 
ethical course, was genial, sympathetic and conscientious. 
He abstained from political activity, was hospitable and 
charitable, always ready to lend a helping hand to a worthy 

January 14th, 1873, in Baltimore County, Maryland, Dr. 
Ellsworth married the eldest daughter of Dr. C. H. Van 
Patten, formerly of Washington, D. C. 

Dr. Ellsworth 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, October 
6th, 1891, his insignia number being 8953. He died at his 
residence, 808 Park Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas, after 
many months of patient suffering from stricture of the 
oesophagus, non-organic. He left a wife and four children, 
all of whom were at his bedside when he passed away. To 
his widow, whose life was so closely allied to his, and who 
so loyally sustained him in his labors ; to his lovely daugh- 
ter and three noble sons, this Commandery tenders its 
heartfelt sympathy and joins with them in keeping fresh 
the memory of one of the most kind-hearted and generous 
of men. His memory is the shrine of pleasant thoughts. 

"Closed all the cares of life, 
Calm after toil and strife ; 
Gently the fetters fall, 
Softly the angels call." 



The Commandery never had a 
Photograph of this Companion, 


Lieutenant Colonel United States Volunteers. Died at Greenville, 
III, Dec. 25, 7907. 

COMPANION JOHN B. REID, Insignia No. 13,508, 
late Lieutenant Colonel of the 130th regiment of 
Illinois Volunteers, died suddenly at his home in Green- 
ville, Illinois, on the evening of December 25th, 1907. He 
was born at Donegal, Ireland, August 8th, 1830, and was 
past 77 years of age at his death. He was mustered into 
service as Major of the above named regiment at Camp 
Butler, Springfield, Illinois, on September 18th, 1862, was 
promoted to Lieut. Col. of this regiment, and mustered 
July 5th, 1864, and, the Colonel having resigned in Decem- 
ber, 1863, Companion Reid remained in command of the 
regiment first as Major, later as Lieut. Col. until its muster 
out August 15th, 1865. His regiment was assigned to the 
16th Army Corps, at Memphis, afterwards transferred to 
the 13th Army Corps, at Millikin's Bend. Companion Reid 
with his regiment, was in the advance across 1 the Mississippi 
at Bruinsburg, whence they moved immediately to the at- 
tack and capture of Fort Gibson. He was with his regiment 
in the battles of Champion Hills and Black River Bridge, 
and in the investment and capture of Vicksburg; after 
which he joined the column that marched on Jackson, Miss., 
and besieged the place, compelling the enemy to evacuate. 



His regiment and Corps were then transferred to the Gulf 
Department, and he was on duty at New Iberia, La., until 
December, 1863, when he was ordered to Matagorda Penin- 
sula, on the coast of Texas, until February, 1864, when, un- 
der the command of Companion Reid, as Lieutenant 
Colonel, his regiment started on the ill-fated Red River ex- 
pedition, and at the battle of Mansfield on that expedition, 
the regiment lost severely in killed and wounded, Com- 
panion Reid being wounded by a rifle ball which passed 
through his right lung and entirely through his body, and, 
with the bulk of his regiment was captured. He was taken 
to a Rebel hospital, and after ten weeks he was paroled and 
returned to the Union lines, and by the time he was ex- 
changed he was able to resume command of his regiment. 
He was the only field officer with his regiment on the Red 
River Expedition, and from that time on to its muster out, 
and the only one who remained with the regiment from its 
muster in to its muster out. He was known in the army as 
an officer of cheerful, gentle disposition, of high courage, 
and unfailing kindness to all who came in contact with him, 
and possessed the full confidence and admiration of the men 
and officers under him, and in civil life, the same high quali- 
ties that endeared him to his army comrades, marked him 
for the confidence and favor of his neighbors. 

He was commissioned Colonel of his regiment, by the 
Governor, before it was mustered out, but he could not be 
mustered as such, because the regiment was reduced in 
numbers, below the minimum. He was postmaster at 
Greenville, Ills., from 1856 to 1861, and then resigned to 
give his whole time to recruiting and urging enlistment. 

He was elected Circuit Clerk of his County in 1860, and 
again elected in 1864, while he was on duty in the field with 
his regiment. He was a member of the Vicksburg Commis- 
sion for the erection of Illinois Monuments at Vicksburg, 


and a sincere member of the Presbyterian Church. He was 
the father of ten children, nine of whom survive him. 

He leaves an unblemished record as citizen, soldier, pub- 
lic official and genuine patriot. His life and career are an 
inspiration to his surviving family and companions. 




Brevet Major United Stales Volunteers. 
Jan. 12, 

Died at Nashville, III, 

EUIS KRUGHOFF was born November 25th, 1835, 
in Germany, and died at Nashville, Illinois, January 
12th, 1908. Coming to America in early life, he made his 
home at Nashville, Illinois. When the Civil War began he 
remembered that he had sworn allegiance to his adopted 
country and announced his loyalty to the flag of that country 
by enrolling himself July 10th, 1861, and being mustered 
into service July 17th, 1861, as a private in Co. H, First 
Illinois Cavalry, U. S. V., and was promoted to Captain of 
Co. C, Forty-ninth Illinois Infantry, U. S. V., December 
30th, 1861. His regiment was engaged in the battles of Fort 
Henry, Fort Donaldson and Shiloh. He remained with his 



regiment during all of this period, and in subsequent cam- 
paigns, including the battle of Nashville, Tennessee, Decem- 
ber 15th and 16th, 1864, and was finally mustered out of the 
service as Brevet Major on the 9th day of January, 1865. 

He was one of the most earnest workers in all that 
tended toward the welfare and comfort of his comrades. 
He was the Commander of his Grand Army Post, No. 417, 
from its organization in 1884, until his death. 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, December 
9th, 1897, and was an earnest and enthusiastic member. He 
was a gallant soldier, an upright citizen, a Christian gentle- 
man. His death has left a vacancy which will never be 




Brigadier General United States Volunteers. Died at Glencoe, III., 
Jan. 27, 1908. 

IN the passing away from earthly scenes on January 27th, 
1908, of our Companion, Brevet Brigadier General 
Charles H. Howard, a life of unusual activity, filled with 
deeds of heroism and self-sacrifice, was closed. 

Born at Leeds, Maine, on August 28th, 1838, he was edu- 
cated at the Kent Hill School and at Yarmouth Academy. 
He graduated at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in the 
class of 1859, and afterwards was a teacher in the high 
school at Holden, Maine. He spent part of a year at West 
Point, where his brother, Major General O. O. Howard, was 
then a teacher of mathematics. Later he entered the theo- 
logical seminary at Bangor, Maine. 



On June 4th, 1861, he enlisted as a private soldier in the 
Third Maine Volunteer Infantry (which was being raised by 
his brother Gen. O. O. Howard, who had resigned from the 
army for that purpose) and on June 27th, 1861, he was ap- 
pointed Principal Musician. 

He was detailed upon the staff of his brother, Gen. O. O. 
Howard, and in that capacity was present at the first battle 
of Bull Run. On January 24th, 1862, he was commissioned 
Second Lieutenant in the 61st New York Volunteer In- 
fantry, and it is worthy of note that his friend, Maj. Gen. 
Nelson A. Miles, received preferment in the same regiment 
at the same time. 

During the Peninsular Campaign he served as Aide de 
Camp on the staff of his brother, Gen. Howard, who was 
then in command of the First Brigade, First Division, 
Second Army Corps, and at the battle of Fair Oaks, June 
1st, 1862, he received a severe gun-shot wound in the right 
thigh ; his brother, the Brigade Commander, losing an arm. 
On October 8th, 1862, he was promoted to First Lieutenant 
and was Senior Aide of the Division staff at the Battle of 
Antietam. At the battle of Fredericksburg, he was wounded 
by a piece of shell in the left leg. He was promoted to 
Major and A. D. C. of Volunteers on April 25th, 1863. 
This commission, one of his most cherished mementoes of 
the war, was signed by President Lincoln and Secretary 
Stanton. He served on the staff of his brother, the Com- 
manding Officer of the Eleventh Army Corps, during the 
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg campaigns, and also during 
the campaigns about Chattanooga and the Relief of Knox- 
ville in 1863. 

During the Atlanta campaign he was assigned to duty as 
Assistant Inspector General of the Fourth Army Corps with 
the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, from May 4th to August 
17th, 1864. On the "March to the Sea" he was Senior Aide 
on the staff of his brother, who was then Commander of the 


right wing of the Army, composed of the Fifteenth and 
Seventeenth Army Corps. 

He was commissioned Colonel of the 128th U. S. Colored 
Troops, April 6th, 1865, and on March 13th, 1865. he re- 
ceived the brevets of Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel, and on 
August loth, 1865, of Brig. General of Volunteers for faith- 
ful and meritorious service. He was honorably mustered 
out on October 10th, 1866. 

Having been selected as bearer of despatches to President 
Lincoln after the capture of Savannah, our Companion en- 
joyed the distinction and pleasure of that duty, and was in 
the summer of 1865, detailed as Chief of Staff to Major 
General Saxton in the reconstruction of the States of South 
Carolina, Georgia and Florida. He was assigned in War 
Department Orders in February, 1866, as Assistant Commis- 
sioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedman and Abandoned 
Lands for the District of Columbia, two counties of Virginia 
and a part of Maryland. Later this jurisdiction was ex- 
tended to cover all of Maryland, Delaware and West Vir- 
ginia. He was honorably discharged from service with the 
War Department on January 1st, 1868. 

Gen. Charles H. Howard was married to Miss Mary 
Katherine Foster of Bangor, Maine, on December 5th, 1867. 
His widow and seven children, who have reached maturity, 
survive him. In 1871, Gen. Howard moved to Glencoe, Illi- 
nois, where for thirty-seven years he resided at his beautiful 
home called "Fair Oaks" from the battle of that name. 

General Howard's activities for the advancement of civil- 
ization and the amelioration of conditions among the depend- 
ent wards of the Union never ceased. After leaving the 
service of the War Department he was for five years the 
Western Secretary of the American Missionary Association 
with headquarters at Chicago. He supervised the establish- 
ment -and maintenance of Freedmen's Schools in the south- 
western states ; also missions and schools for the Indians in 


the northwestern states and territories and for the Chinese 
in California. For three years, under Presidents Garfield 
and Arthur, he was Government Inspector of Indian 

From 1871 to 1881 he was the Editor and Publisher of 
the Advance, the Congregational organ for Chicago and the 
Northwest. In 1884, he was Western Editor and Business 
Manager of the National Tribune, the organ of the old 
soldiers of the Civil War. In 1885 he became the controlling 
editor of the Farm, Field and Stockman (the name of 
which was later changed to "Farm, Field and Fireside"), 
until the sale of the paper in 1905. 

Gen. Charles H. Howard was during the entire war the 
intimate friend and support of his brother, Gen. O. O. 
Howard, who often expressed his warm appreciation of his 
intelligence, his powers of observation and his quick appre- 
hension in times of stress and danger. 

In battle his courage rose with the occasion and he was a 
tower of steadfast strength. He was gifted with remarkable 
powers of description and his recollections and reminiscences 
scattered in fugitive papers through the press and among his 
personal records, have rare value. 

His natural manner and modest demeanor, his brave and 
steadfast adherence to principle, his delight in recalling with 
his comrades the memories and incidents of his long and 
varied career, make his a loss too deep for words. 

"None knew him but to love him" and so in the hope of a 
reunion in a brighter world 

"We gave, his body to the pleasant country earth, 
And his pure soul unto his captain, Christ, 
Under whose colors he had fought so long." 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Feb. 2, 1908. 

MATTESON was born March 20, 1835, in Floyd, 
Oneida County, N. Y. His parents changed their residence 
to Warren County, Ills., in 1837, and to Galesburg in 1850. 
Enlisted April, 1861, in Company E of the 17th Illinois In- 
fantry; served with that regiment in Missouri as sergeant 
during the fall of 1861 ; took part in the battle of Fort 
Donelson ; was wounded at Shiloh ; participated in the siege 
of Corinth. Being shortly after ordered North on recruiting 
service, he was transferred to the 103rd Illinois, then form- 
ing at Peoria, and was commissioned 1st lieutenant of Com- 
pany G ; proceeding to West Tennessee, this Regiment joined 
General Grant's army in the march towards Vicksburg in 



the fall of 1862, camping at Waterford until January, 1863, 
at which time it returned to Jackson, Miss., and remained 
there until March and moved thence to La Grange, Tenn., 
where in June it was ordered to Vicksburg. After the sur- 
render, it was stationed for a time at Jackson, Miss. Then, 
with his regiment, was in Chattanooga campaign and Mis- 
sionary Ridge assault ; after this he served as Quarter-master 
in charge of the 15 A. C. Hospital ; then acted as Inspector- 
General of a provisional brigade from the 15th A. C. at 
Buzzard's Roost; at the beginning of the Atlanta campaign 
was detailed as Acting Quarter-master of the 4th Division QJ" 
the 15th A. C., being in charge of the advance ordnance tram 
of the Corps ; at the close of the campaign was made Acting 
Assistant Quarter-master of the 15th A. C. Arriving at 
Savannah was detailed Acting Assistant Quarter-master of 
the Military Division of the Mississippi and Master of 
Marine Transportation and was custodian of the Marine 
Shops and Supplies, receiving everything in the way of sup- 
plies that came from the North for the Army; also aban- 
doned and captured property. March 14, 1865, was ordered 
to Morehead City, N. C., as Master of Marine and Railroad 
Transportation ; May 9th was sent to Alexandria, Va., as re- 
ceiving officer; was shortly afterwards ordered to rejoin his 
regiment ; was commissioned Captain June 6, 1865. During 
this conspicuous service he was present at over twenty-eight 
battles and numerous skirmishes ; was mustered out of serv- 
ice, June 21, 1865. Companion Matteson was a member of 
George H. Thomas Post, No. 5, G. A. R. f Department of 
Illinois, of which he was Commander one year ; always zeal- 
ous in Grand Army affairs he attended Encampments, both 
State and National, at great expense to himself, receiving 
honorable acknowledgment of this fidelity. 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 on the fifth day of 


April, 1882, serving one term as Senior Vice-Commander. 
His happiest hours were those spent in the Commandery, 
and he was never absent from its meetings unless away from 
home or too ill to come. 

At the home of his brother, Doctor Arthur E. Matteson, 
3822 Langley Ave., Chicago, our companion, Captain Charles 
Franklin Matteson, Insignia, member 2322, died of nephritis 
on February 2nd, 1908, agea TA years. His remains were 
cremated, his ashes in an urn deposited in the family lot in 
the Galesburg Cemetery. His last illness was of long dura- 
tion, having been confined to his room for more than two 
years, and for more than one year was unable to lie down ; 
sleeping in a chair, and all this time suffering intense physical 

From the beginning to the end of his sickness he ex- 
hibited that heroic fortitude and dignity of character, which 
so characterized his eventful life. 

It matters little to general society when some men die ; 
men who have added nothing to the benefit of their fellow 
man ; when they are gone, we feel no sense of loss. But 
there are other men, and Companion Matteson was one, by 
whose living the world has been the gainer. He was en- 
dowed with a rare personality. He had a large and gener- 
ous nature, and was ideal in his friendship. He was of a 
positive and insistent character; his honesty and well sus- 
tained self-respect was in evidence at all times and under all 

The innate grandness of his character will live in the 
memory of his near friends as long as God permits their 
minds to dwell upon the past. How often has he enter- 
tained us all with the songs of our old days, and now he 
dwells with Strong and Roper, and sings the old songs, 
sings them as they used to sing them', full of heart and full 
of soul. 

Companion Matteson's unfailing loyalty and pride in his 


country presented itself in such a confident and forceful 
manner as to make him an inspiration to others. Never 
once during his long period of illness did he murmur a com- 
plaint of his physical distress, simply expressing the hope 
that the end might come soon. Being at peace with his 
Maker, he was ready to go, and he died full of love for his 
fellow man. 



The Commandery never had a 
Photograph of this Companion. 


First Lieutenant United States Colored Troops. Died at Moline, III., 
March n, 1908. 

WILLIAM CLENDENIN was born in the village of 
Lyndon, Whiteside County, Illinois, April 12, 1845. 
In 1858 his family removed to Morrison, Illinois, where the 
boyhood of the subject of this memoir was devoted to ac- 
quiring an education and fitting himself for the activities 
that he felt lay before him. 

At the breaking out of the war of the rebellion of 1861, 
he was, with others of his age, intently watching its 
progress, until in his nineteenth year he enlisted as a 
private in Company B 140th Regiment Illinois Volunteer 
Infantry, in which he served as first sergeant until the fol- 
lowing September, when he was advanced to the position of 
Sergeant Major, in which capacity he served until the end 
of service in that regiment, the date of its being mustered 

At the mustering out of the 140th Regiment, he took 
service in Company A, 108th Regiment, U. S. Colored 
Troops. Here he was serving as First Lieutenant when the 
Regiment was mustered out January 1, 1866. 

His connection with the Illinois National Guard began 
August 24, 1877. He was then elected second Lieutenant 
of Company B of the Fourth Regiment. This Company 



became a part of the 14th Battalion January 4, 1878, at 
which time he was advanced to First Lieutenant. May 17, 
1882, he was elected Colonel of the Sixth Regiment and 
held this position for ten years, until Dec. 28, 1892, when 
he was appointed Brigadier General by Governor Fifer. 

He was made Inspector General of the Illinois National 
Guard, April 28, 1898, and on May 15 of the following 
year he was again appointed a Brigadier General, which 
position he held until his resignation of that office June 6, 
1903, when he was placed on the retired list. 

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, April 4, 1901, his insignia number being 13,176. 

General Clendenin became a resident of the city of 
Moline in 1872, where most of his life was bestowed, and 
where he was generally and favorably known. He lately 
transferred his residence to the city of Galesburg, where he 
resided until his death which occurred March 11, 1908. 

At the date of the General's death he was in the Govern- 
ment Revenue service, serving as Deputy Collector for the 
Peoria District, to which position he was appointed in 1901. 

Few men of the General's age have bestowed so many 
years of usefulness and filled all the positions more credit- 
ably than he. A vigorous youth and a sturdy manhood fur- 
nished the motive power for his great work. In all, the 
General devoted about thirty-nine years of his life in mili- 
tary pursuits, in organizing and caring for the commands 
with which he had been intrusted, this, in addition to the 
management of his business as a druggist. In all these re- 
lations his popularity was shown in that, most of the posi- 
tions were conferred as the result of elections in which the 
forces under him participated. 

April 16, 1867, the General was married to Rachel Grid- 
ley, daughter of J. G. Gridley, a pioneer resident of the city 


of Morrison, Illinois, and to them were born three children, 
two sons, Robert G., of Colfax, Wash. ; Frank J., of East 
Moline, and a daughter, Mrs. Mabel C. Petersen of Moline. 
Mrs. Clendenin died October 15, 1877. Several years later 
the General was again united in marriage with Mrs. Mary I. 
Bunker who survives him. 

His funeral was held Saturday, March 14, 1908, at the 
Unitarian Church in Moline, the services being strictly mili- 
tary in character. The pallbearers were chosen from the 
members of the General's staff. Interment followed in his 
home cemetery at Galesburg. 




Brevet Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Dubuque, Iowa, 
March 13, 1908. 

parted this life on Friday evening, March 13, 1908, 
after a brief illness that necessitated an operation in con- 
sequence of an acute attack of appendicitis. 

Our Companion was a native of Niagara, Ontario, 
where he was born on May 31, 1842. 

On October 14, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Com- 
pany B of the 105th regiment of New York Infantry at 
Lockport, New York. On February 6, 1862, he was mus- 
tered in as 2nd Lieutenant, and on September 30th of that 
year he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. On the 10th of 
March 1863, he was transferred to Company I, 94th New 



York Volunteer Infantry, from which he was discharged on 
November 21, 1863, to enable him to accept an appointment 
as 1st Lieutenant of the 5th Regiment Veteran Reserve 
Corps into which regiment he was mustered on November 
22, 1863. From that regiment he was honorably discharged 
by reason of muster out of the command on January 1, 

He participated in the engagements at Rappahannock 
Station, July 21, 1862, Thoroughfare Gap, July 28, Bull 
Run, July 30, Chantilly, September 1, South Mountain, 
September 14, Antietam, September 17, 1862, Chancellors- 
ville, May 3, 1863, Gettysburg, July 1863. 

At Gettysburg he was so severely wounded that it in- 
capacitated him from further field service, and this moved 
him to accept the transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps. 
While a member of this organization, he served for a time 
on special duty in Washington, D. C., then with his regi- 
ment, and later he was ordered to report to Colonel J. S. 
Simonson, U. S. A., commanding the post at Indianapolis, 
Indiana, to serve as Adjutant on December 13, 1864. In 
this capacity he continued to serve until December 13, 1865. 
He was then ordered to, Yorktown, Virginia, where he 
served as a Military Commissioner and performed other 
special duties until his final muster out. He was brevetted 
Captain United States Volunteers to date from March 13, 
1865, "for gallant and meritorious service at the battles of 
Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville and Gettys- 
burg." _ 

While serving at Yorktown Captain Massey was mar- 
ried to Miss Aleen Langworthy, a daughter of the late 
James Langworthy, an honored and prominent citizen of 
Dubuque, Iowa. 

That city became his home for a number of years, and 
he became actively engaged in business affairs, when the 
position of Manager of a most extensive Canadian Har- 


vester Company, and Resident Manager of the Company at 
London, England, being accepted by him, forced him to live 
abroad for a number of years. This position caused him to 
travel extensively over European countries, the Holy Land, 
Southwestern Asia and Northern Africa in which his de- 
voted wife accompanied him. 

He became a member of Hyde Park Post G. A. R. at 
Dubuque, Iowa, in 1882. He was elected an Original Com- 
panion 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, November 4, 1885, his insignia 
number being 4134. 

Although few men gained so wide a business experience 
abroad as did he, yet foreign lands never displaced his loyal 
love for home. He returned to Dubuque after an exceed- 
ingly successful career and retired from active business. 
Here he purchased, remodeled and refurnished the old 
Langworthy homestead, which he christened "Ridgemont." 
It was his hope and purpose to enjoy the comforts of a 
home in restful ease with his cherished life's companion and 
loving wife during the expected remaining years. "Man 
proposes, God disposes !" 

Our good friend and Companion, Captain Massey has 
left us. Those who knew him best loved him most. His 
manly form, genial face and graceful manners are with us 
in memory only. What higher eulogy can be pronounced 
upon any man, than this An honest man, a brave and loyal 
soldier, and admirable citizen and a devoted husband has 
gone to receive his reward. 




Adjutant United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, 
March 14, 1908. 

MICHAEL WILLIAM PHALEX, born September 4, 
1842, at Halifax, Nova Scotia, died March .1 4, 1908 
at Chicago, 111. 

Salem, Mass., became his home in 1848 and there on 
April 7, 1861 he enlisted as a Union Soldier, giving his age 
as twenty-one, lest on account of his youth he should fail to 
be accepted. He was mustered in as First Sergeant of Co. 
F 9th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry Volunteers June 1, 
1861, as Second Lieutenant Sept. 7, 1861, as First Lieuten- 
ant Jan. 28, 3862, appointed Adjutant of that regiment 
Aug. 28, 1862, and honorably discharged for expiration of 
term of service, June 21, 1864. 



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, February 14, 1895. 

His regiment, which by reason of its valor in many 
severe engagements earned the soubriquet of "The Bloody 
Ninth," was organized June 11, 1861 and it is recorded that 
on that day at Fanetiil Hall in the City of Boston "First 
Sergeant Michael W. Phalen gave an exhibition drill of 
his company (F), a fine appearing and uniformed body of 
young and stalwart men, then recently arrived from Salem 
and called the Fitzgerald Guards in honor of Lord Edward 
Fitzgerald the Irish patriot and martyr." This regiment 
reached Washington June 29, 1861, and encamping in that 
vicinity was held there in reserve during the battle of Bull 
Run, July 21, 1861. On the 23d they marched into Virginia 
encamping near Fort Corcoran and being assigned to the 
Brigade of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman. This Brig- 
ade, on the Corps organization of the army became the 2nd 
Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps of the Army of the 
Potomac and under command of General Fitzjohn Porter, 
Morrell and others achieved remarkable distinction on many 
a well-fought field. 

The history of the 9th Massachusetts is that of Com- 
panion Phalen. Passing the autumn and winter of 1861-2 
in drill, guard, picket and reconnoitering duty in presence of 
the enemy then confronting Washington they became well 
equipped for the approaching conflicts of that great army. 
Transferred to the Peninsula with the Army'of the Potomac 
in the spring of 1862, young Phalen was an active partici- 
pant in the following affairs, skirmishes and battles ; viz., 
Siege of Yorktown, April 5 to May 4, 1862; West Point, 
New Bridge, Hanover C. H., Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, 
White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, Rappahannock Sta., 
Manassas, South Mountain, Antietam, Sharpsburg, Boett- 


ler's Mills, Shepardstown, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, 
Ely's Ford, Brandy Sta., Aldie Gap, Gettysburg, Wapping 
Heights, Rappahannock Sta., Locust Grove, Mine Run, Wil- 
derness, Laurel Hill, Po River, Spottsylvania, North Anna, 
Shady Grove, Bethesda Church and Cold Harbor, June 5, 
1864. The three-year term of service then expiring the 
regiment left "the front" and was honorably discharged at 
Boston, Mass., June 21, 1864. Adjutant Phalen was 
wounded in the forehead by a piece of shell at Gaines Mill 
May 29, 1862 and was struck on the hip by an unexploded 
and ricochetting shell at Mine Run, Nov. 29, 1863, but on 
either occasion, left the field only for the time required to 
dress his wounds. A companion who served with him in 
the 9th writes of him as follows : "Phalen distinguished 
himself by conspicuous gallantry at the battle of Malvern 
Hill. He was with his regiment in every engagement. 
Neatness, precision and order characterized him in the dis- 
charge of the details of his office ; everything was in its 
proper place and attended to at the proper time. His exer- 
tion and example, his promptitude and fidelity to duty went 
far towards creating that discipline and good name for his 
regiment of which we were all so proud." 

In war a brave, faithful and efficient soldier; in family 
relations a tender and devoted husband and father; in the 
business world an honest and upright citizen, Companion 
Phalen will be deeply mourned by all who knew him. 

Companion Phalen was twice married ; first, to Margaret 
Ryan at Salem, Mass., Aug. 20, 1864, of whom was born 
William J. Phalen, now a reputable business man residing 
at Chicago and four other children who died young ; second, 
to Mary Curtin who survives him with their two sons, 
Frank and Charles. 

Companion Phalen was an esteemed Comrade of Geo. 
H. Thomas Post No. 5, Department of Illinois of the Grand 
Army of the Potomac. 


He was a member of the Western Society of the Army 
of the Potomac and in the year 1906 served as its efficient 

He was National Chairman of the "Railway Committee 
of the Traveller's Protective Association, much of its suc- 
cess in promoting the interests of its members being due to 
his careful, methodical and earnest work. 

Soon after the war Companion Phalen settled in Chicago 
and engaged in the hide and leather business in which he 
was successful until the great fire of Oct. 1871 swept away 
both business and his modest fortune. He then established 
himself in the same business line at Boston, Mass., only to be 
interrupted in a prosperous career by the great fire of Nov. 
1872. He then engaged in the iron and steel trade in Chi- 
cago, becoming Secretary and Manager of the Chas. H. 
Gurney Company. On the retirement of that concern from 
the business world in 1897 he became the Chicago repre- 
sentative of the Atha and Illingsworth Steel Company and 
on the formation of its successor, the Crucible Steel Com- 
pany, Companion Phalen retired from active business, re- 
taining the respect and esteem of all his associates. 

To the bereaved wife and children this Commandery 
tenders its profound and sincere sympathy. 




First Lieutenant United States Volunteers. 
March 16, 1908. 

Died at Chicago, 

OUR late Companion, David White Wells, was born at 
Pittsfield, Mass., June 28, 1838, and died at his home 
in Chicago, March 16, 1908. He received his early educa- 
tion in the district and high schools of his native town and 
in his twentieth year came west, locating, after a short stay 
in Chicago and St. Louis, at Memphis, Tenn., where he was 
cashier for a wholesale drug firm. Just before the break- 
ing out of the Civil War he left the South and returned to 
his home in Massachusetts, settling in North Adams, where 
the call of his country came to him, and he enlisted as a 
private in Company B, 10th Massachusetts Volunteer In- 
fantry, June 14, 1861 ; was mustered in as Sergeant June 21, 



1861 ; promoted 2nd Lieutenant November 20, 1861, and 1st 
Lieutenant June 1, 1862, for special bravery at Fair Oaks. 
The regiment to which he belonged was a part of the 3rd 
Brigade, Couch's Division, Keyes Corps, afterwards Frank- 
lin's, during McClellan's Peninsula Campaign. 

On the retreat to Harrison's Landing, near the Chick- 
ahominy River, he had his foot crushed by an ammunition 
wagon and was a long time in hospital at Fortress Monroe. 
He was never able to rejoin his regiment save for a very 
brief period and tendered his resignation November 28, 
1862. Not long after Lieut. Wells left the army, he went 
to Kansas City and became manager of Barlow's Stage 
Company which operated a line of stages between that city 
and Santa Fe, N. M. This position he held until the build- 
ing of the railroad in 1866 led to the dissolution of the 
stage company. After a few years experience as cashier of 
a bank in Kansas City, he entered the fire insurance busi- 
ness in 1874, and followed it for thirty-four years, till the 
end came. He was special agent of the North British and 
Mercantile Insurance Company for Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, 
Minnesota and Missouri from 1875 to 1879 ; assistant man- 
ager same company at Chicago 1879-1884; State agent and 
adjuster for the Fire Association for Michigan, Minnesota, 
Wisconsin and the Dakotas in 1884, and from that time un- 
til his death was State Agent and adjuster for the same 
company in Michigan, with headquarters in Chicago. 

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, January 14, 1892, his insignia number being 9248. 

Into the warp and woof of the life of our Companion so 
briefly sketched, were woven two significant words loyalty 
and faithfulness. He was loyal to his country in her time 
of sorest need and to the business of his choice, and faithful 
to the uttermost in the discharge of every duty incident 


thereto. And not only this, but in the more sacred spheres 
of home and church, loyalty and faithfulness were writ in 
largest characters. 

At a very early age he accepted revealed religion as the 
guide of his life and never swerved from his allegiance. In 
1864 he was married, and in 1875, soon after coming to 
Chicago, he and his wife became members of the First Con- 
gregational Church. Both Mr. and Mrs. Wells were highly 
gifted in song and used their talents in all their church re- 
lationships unreservedly and without stint. 

Our Companion was a Charter member of Warren 
Avenue Congregational Church and a member of the Board 
of Deacons from its organization till his death. 

Some extracts from the remarks of his pastor, Rev. 
Frank G. Smith, at his funeral, may well be used as a fitting 
close to this memorial. 

"He has always proven himself a trusted counsellor, 
wise of head and warm of heart. He was one of our most 
generous givers to all good causes. His hand was always 
open to any needy enterprises and his heart ever went with 
his gifts. In the midst of his business anxieties and temp- 
tations he walked with God, choosing to transact his busi- 
ness, even though it might not become so vast in volume, 
upon the granite rock basis of the Divine Law of Truth and 
Justice and Integrity. 

When a life so splendid as this life sinks at last to rest, 
how fittingly is it described by those words of Tennyson : 

Sunset and evening star 

And one clear call for me, 
And may there be no moaning at the' bar 

When I put out to sea. 

But such a tide as moving seems asleep 

Too full for sound or moan, 
When that which drew from out the boundless deep. 

Turns again home. 


Twilight and evening bell 

And after that the dark, 
And may there be no sadness of farewell 

When I embark. 

For though from out our bourne of time and place. 

The tide may bear me far, 
I hope to see my Pilot face to face 

When I have crossed the bar." 




Pirst Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Dunedin, 
Florida, April 3, 1908. 

Companion of the First Class of the Military Order 
of the Loyal Legion of the United States and a member of 
the Commandery of the State of Illinois, died on Friday, 
April 3, 1908, at Dunedin, Fla. 

He was born May 14, 1828, at Concord, New Hamp- 
shire. His father was the Reverend Doctor Nathaniel 
Bouton, and his mother Harriet Sherman Bouton, a grand- 
daughter of Roger Sherman, the eminent statesman and 
philanthropist. The Bouton family were descendants of a 
French Huguenot who was driven by persecution to take 
refuge in England the first to reach America was John 



Bouton who came to Boston in the barque Assurance in 
December, 1635. Rev. Doctor Bouton was born at Nor- 
walk, Conn., and educated at Yale College, graduating in 
1820. The trustees of Dartmouth College afterwards 
conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Divinity. He 
was one of the most eminent congregational ministers in 
the East and preached for fifty-two successive years in Con- 
cord. He served for many years as the State Historian and 
was the author of many theological publications. His 
biography was published after his death in 1878 by his son 
John Bell Bouton. Our late Companion after his gradua- 
tion from the New Hampshire schools, when fourteen years 
of age, like so many of the youths of New England, went 
to work on a farm. Two years later he commenced teach- 
ing school and a few years after he went West on a pros- 
pecting tour. On his return he was employed by Fairbanks 
& Co., scale manufacturers, as a traveling agent. He con- 
tinued in this occupation for six years, during which time 
he visited many of the principal western states and realized 
the business possibilities of this rapidly developing region. 
In 1852, he settled in Chicago and was employed as the 
business manager of a new iron foundry established there 
by Sizer & Co., of Cleveland, and a year later he was made 
a partner in the firm. The foundry was located on Clark 
street, near 16th street, where a large business was rapidly 
built up in the manufacture of car wheels and castings for 
the many railway enterprises, then tributary to Chicago. In 

1855 he became a member of the firm of Stone, Boomer & 
Bouton, operating a plant on the Lake Shore at 25th street 
for the building of freight cars and Howe truss bridges. 
This firm built most of the railway bridges used in the 
West, including that constructed at Rock Island which was 
the first one to cross the Mississippi River. In the year 

1856 this establishment was purchased by the Illinois Cen- 
tral Railway Company for its own repair work. Mr. 


Bouton bought the architectural iron business of Frederick 
Letz, and in 1858 acquired the Union Car Works. The firm 
of N. S. Bouton & Co. was formed, which did a very exten- 
sive business in architectural iron work. Their contracts 
included the Custom House, at Chicago, and at St. Louis; 
the State House for Illinois, and for Iowa; the principal 
hotels and business blocks in Chicago, as well as the large 
grain elevators. 

Our late Companion was an active member of the old 
Chicago Light Guard which, before the War of the Re- 
bellion, was the leading military organization in Chicago, 
and furnished many officers to the Army of the Union who 
won distinction. When the Second Board of Trade Regi- 
ment, know as the 88th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, was re- 
cruited, its Colonel, F. T. Sherman, induced Mr. Bouton to 
leave his business and become the regimental quarter- 
master: he was mustered into the service August 27, 1862, 
with the rank of First Lieutenant. On September 4, 1862, 
the regiment went into camp at Louisville, Ky., it was then 
ordered to Covington to resist the raid of the Confederates 
under General Kirby Smith. This regiment was in the 
brigade commanded by Brig. General P. H. Sheridan, in 
the Army of the Cumberland commanded by General D. C. 
Buell; it took part in the battle of Perryville October 8, 
1862, after which our Companion was promoted to Brigade 
Quarter-master. The Army pursued General Bragg's Army 
to Cumberland Gap, then moved on Nashville, raising the 
siege of that city ; it was also in the advance upon Murf rees- 
boro. Our Companion participated in the battles of Stone 
River and Chickamatiga as volunteer aide on >the staff of 
the Brigade Commander. After the battle of Stone River 
he was promoted to Division Quarter-master. After the 
battle of Chickamauga the pressure of his rapidly increasing 
business became so great that he tendered his resignation 
and was honorably discharged from the service October 6, 


1863. In 1871 the firm of N. S. Bouton & Co. was in- 
corporated under the name of the Union Foundry Works, 
with N. S. Bouton as president; in 1881 the business was 
moved to Pullman and reorganized as the Union Foundry & 
Pullman Car Wheel Works, the new plant covered eleven 
acres of ground and employed six hundred men. After do- 
ing a very extensive business there for many years, Air. 
Bouton sold out his interests therein to the Pullman Palace 
Car Co. and established the Bouton Foundry Co. in Chicago, 
for the purpose of giving the young men who had been in 
his employment an opportunity of eventually acquiring the 
business, as he desired to retire very soon from active busi- 
ness. In addition to the extensive business carried on in the 
city of Chicago, he established and maintained foundries 
and factories in a number of other cities in the western 
states. It was the constant habit of our Companion during 
his entire business career to do all he could to aid and en- 
courage worthy young men. There are now many prosper- 
ous men in the community who owe their success very 
largely to the material assistance extended by him. He took 
an active interest in public matters, and during the admin- 
istration of Mayor Wentworth he was made Superintendent 
of Public Works in 1857 ; he was continued in office by 
Mayor Haines; during his term of office the first good 
macadam and Nicholson pavements were laid in Chicago. 
He was one of the committee who established the present 
grade of the City. 

Mr. Bouton was always active and efficient in church 
work. He was one of those who organized the Olivet 
Presbyterian Church -that was located at Wabash avenue, 
near 12th street, serving therein as trustee and elder; after 
its reunion with the Second Presbyterian Church he be- 
came an elder of the United Congregation. In later years 
he was one of the founders of the Kenwood Evangelical 
Church, a congregation composed of the residents in a quiet 


suburban community who were willing to disregard de- 
nominational differences in order to gather together for the 
common purpose of doing good while professing and ob- 
serving a simple creed. He was an active member of the 
Young Men's Christian Association and was its president 
for many years, and was also an earnest supporter of the 
Chicago Bible Society, serving as its president for a long 

Mr. Bouton was one of the twelve philanthropic citizens 
who organized the Chicago Relief and Aid Society: he 
personally had charge at one time of all the organized 
charitable institutions in Chicago, and also assisted in the 
organization of branch societies in the same line of charit- 
able work. He had charge of the distribution of the special 
relief fund after the great fire in Chicago of 1871, and was 
appointed a committee of one to disburse the fund of 
$50,000, contributed by A. T. Stewart for the relief of the 
destitute self-supporting women. This became a very ardu- 
ous duty as he gave conscientious personal attention to 
many thousands of applicants for relief, who in their urgent 
need came to his office and residence. He furnished aid to 
over 4,000 deserving women. The nervous strain resulting 
from this trying duty, upon a benevolent and sympathetic 
nature, caused a material impairment of his health, never- 
theless, he continued until the great task was completed, so 
that he might have the satisfaction of knowing that the im- 
mense relief fund had been honestly and judiciously distrib- 

He was one of the organizers of the Interstate Industrial 
Exposition in 1873 and served as chairman of its executive 
committee. During 1886 he was elected the vice president, 
in which year at the annual meeting it was resolved : That 
the great World's Fair or Columbian Exposition be held in 
Chicago in 1892. 

Our Companion was a member of the Union League 


Club, one of the organizers of the Kenwood Club, and 
served as one of its early presidents, though not what is 
ordinarily called a club man, as he was of strong domestic 
tastes and nature, and his pleasures were found in works of 
benevolence and in Christian endeavor. He combined a high 
degree of executive ability, with untiring energy, and per- 
sisted in all undertakings until success was attained whether 
it was in developing a manufacturing business, carrying on 
warfare in support of the Union, building up a church, or 
relieving the destitute, thus setting an example of public- 
spirited effort, patriotism and Christian endeavor that can be 
pointed to with pride, and which should serve as an incen- 
tive to all who come after him. 

Mr. Bouton was twice married. His first wife was Miss 
Emily L. Bissell, daughter of Dr. Bissell of Suffolk, Conn. 
She died about one year after their marriage. He was 
married October 21, 1858, to Mrs. Ellen Gould Shumway, 
daughter of Judge Gould of Essex, New York. Mrs. Ellen 
Bouton survives our lamented Companion, and to her we re- 
spectfully tender our sincere sympathy. 




First Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, 
April 17, 1908. 

THE committee appointed to prepare a tribute of respect 
to the memory of our late Companion First Lieuten- 
ant William Crane Kinney who died at Chicago, 111., April 
17th, 1908, submit the following: 

William Crane Kinney was -born on a farm in Lewanee 
County, Michigan, February 3rd, 1838. He was educated 
in the public schools there. He removed to Bureau County, 
111., in 1859, and engaged in teaching, reading law during 
his leisure moments. In 1860 to 1861, he attended law 
school, graduating from the Union College of Law, at Chi- 
cago, 111. In July, 1862, he enlisted and assisted in raising 
Company E of the 93rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer In- 



fantry, and was elected Second Lieutenant of that com- 
pany in September of that year. He was mustered into 
service at Chicago, 111., October 13th, 1862, and promoted to 
First Lieutenant March 16th, 1864, and mustered out with 
his company June, 23, 1865. 

At the close of the war he settled at Nashville, Tenn., 
where he remained until 1870, when he removed to Kansas 
City, Mo. In 1872 he removed to Chicago, 111., where he 
has since resided, being engaged in real estate and mort- 
gage loan business. 

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, March 10, 1887, his insignia number being 5551. 

He was married in 1869 to Miss Mary C. Troy of Jack- 
sonville, 111., who departed this life in 1891, leaving one 
son, Troy S. Kinney, who was born in 1871 and now resides 
in New York City. 

While living in Nashville, Tenn., he served two years in 
the city council, one year of which he was president of the 
board of aldermen. Since he has resided in Chicago he has 
for two years been a member of the board of trustees of 
Hyde Park, and for two years an alderman of the city of 




Captain United Stales Volunteers. Died at Danville, III., 
July 28, 1908. 

born at Attica Centre, now Wyoming Co., New York, 
in December, 1839. He died at Danville, Illinois, July 28, 
1908, while temporarily there on business. He early learned 
telegraphy and his first work was as operator at Des Jardins 
Junction, Hamilton, Ontario. His rise in railroad service 
was rapid until 1863 when he resigned from service with the 
Northwestern road to enlist in Co. I, 10th Regiment, Michi- 
gan Cavalry, with which organization he served until he was 
mustered out of the service, November 11, 1865, as Captain 
of his Company. Upon his return to civil life he resumed 
his railway connection, entering the service of the Milwau- 



kee and Prairie Du Chien Railway Company with head 
quarters at Waukesha, Wisconsin. He resigned therefrom 
to accept the position of General Western Agent, Railway 
Passenger Assurance Co., of Hartford, Conn., retaining 
that office until the consolidation of the company with the 
Travelers Insurance Co. He was appointed Traveling 'Pas- 
senger Agent for the Erie Railway Company, in 1882 ; 
Special Agent, Central Passenger Association, 1890, resign- 
ing to accept a Captaincy in the Columbian Guard of the 
great exposition at Chicago in 1892-3. At the close of the 
exposition he resumed his work with the Central Passenger 
Association, remaining in their service until his death at 
Danville, Illinois, July 28, 1908. His remains were taken to 
Columbus, Wisconsin, where he rests among his own family 
awaiting the ultimate reveille. 

"Did you see John Malone in his brand new shiny hat?" 
"Did you see how he marched like a 'bould aristhocrat?' " 
What a wealth of fragrant memories do these homely 
lines awaken in the hearts of many a Companion of this 
Commandery ; memories of that band of sweet singers and 
choice spirits past masters in the art of good-fellowship 
of our earlier days; genial recollections of evenings of de- 
lightful close companionship and song in the old days when 
fewer in numbers we met at the Tremont and at Kinsley's, 
and the Sheridans, the Forsythes, Strong, Roper, Loomis, 
Stiles and, last but not least, Farnham led us through the 
musical joys of old songs, and brightened the hours with 
stories dear to the hearts of old soldiers, at our delightful 
monthly gatherings. Evenings that were loolced forward to 
from month to month with pleasant anticipation as bringing 
with them a surcease from cares and vexations of the busi- 
ness strife of the intervening days. 

All the "old guard" had left us and now Farnham has 
passed beyond the pickets on the border land of the Eternal 
river, and into the "Forever" land on its thither side. Know- 


ing him as we did in life, and knowing the disinclination 
that always possessed him to be acclaimed with fulsome 
speech or vainglorious praise deters your committee from 
entering into a detailed eulogy on his military or civil life. 
Let it suffice us to say that he did well his part when we 
were the central figures of the world's interest in that furi- 
ous struggle for the mastery with a kindred people. The 
itinerary of his regiment, wherein he took a gallant part, is 
but the record of his own military life. The high esteem 
and affection of his companions and business associates 
mark well the history of his patriotic citizenship and speak 
greater praise than mere words may suggest. 

He delighted in his connection with the Loyal Legion 
and was intensely devoted to its welfare, and out of this 
high regard was born the desire to complete a collection of 
photographs of the general officers of the Union Army ap- 
pointed during our Civil War. He devoted all his spare 
moments to the accomplishment of this object until his 
scheme was completed and the priceless collection donated 
to this Commandery. 

Companion Farnham was married in 1889 to Miss Stella 
Clarinda Keeler, daughter of Companion William B. Keeler, 
our present Chancellor, who still survives him. 

We who know him best may miss him and mourn his 
departure but, to those nearest and dearest to him by family 
ties the bitterness of parting must come. On them must the 
greater sorrow of loneliness fall and in the hopes that it 
may serve to lighten their burden we tender to them for this 
Commandery our profoundest sympathy in their bereave- 
ment and our assurance of the high regard and esteem with 
which we remember our departed Companion and say Good 
night ! Companion, friend, Good bye, and may it be in its 
oldest sense God be with you. 




Companion of the Third Class. Died at Chicago Aug. 2, 1908. 

EZRA BUTLER McCAGG, the last of the Companions 
of the Third Class belonging to our Commandery, 
died on August 3rd, 1908, at his home in Chicago. He was 
born at Kinderhook, New York, on the 22nd day of Novem- 
ber, 1825, and was therefore nearly eighty-three years old 
when he passed from among us. 

Mr. McCagg came to Chicago in 1847, having been ad- 
mitted to the bar in his native State. His previous educa- 
tion had been at private schools, but he appears to have been 
always a student. His education was broad and catholic, 
evidenced by the fact that his private library at the time of 
the great fire in 1871 was one of the most valuable in Illinois 
and the West. 



Soon after coming to Chicago, he formed a partnership 
for the practice of his profession with the late J. Young 
Scammon and later thefirm was joined by the late Samuel 
W. Fuller and lasted until some time after the year 1871. 
During that period the firm was one of high reputation and 
extended practice, as is shown by the Reports of the 
Supreme Courts of the United States and of the State of 

When the Civil War broke out in 1861 Mr. McCagg de- 
voted himself in a large measure to the interests of our 
soldiers in the service; was untiring in his efforts in their 
behalf, becoming President of the North Western Sanitary 
Commission and a member of the United States Commis- 
sion. Some account of the work of this organization is 
given in a most interesting paper read by Mr. McCagg be- 
fore our Commandery and printed in Volume I of our pub- 
lication, "Military Essays and Recollections," but the paper 
only by implication reveals the author's individual work, 
owing to his modesty and good taste. 

Mr. McCagg greatly enjoyed his membership in the 
Order, considering it an especial honor, and though not 
permitted by his health and age of late years to attend the 
monthly meetings of the Commandery, he always showed 
his interest by making many valuable donations of books to 
its library. 

If the Civil War emphasized the patriotism of our Com- 
panion he showed his public spirit and his interest in the 
State and City of his residence in the many institutions with 
which he was connected. He helped materially in organiz- 
ing and creating Lincoln Park, and was the first President 
of its Board. He was a charter and life member of the 
Chicago Historical Society and the Chicago Astronomical 
Society; a Trustee of the old Chicago University; and for 
ten years he was actively connected with the Chicago Relief 
and Aid Society. 


He took part in organizing the Chicago Academy of 
Science, of which he was a life member; for years a mem- 
ber of its board of directors. He served on the management 
and for twelve years was President of the Board of Trustees 
of the Hospital for the Insane at Kankakee. These are but 
a part of the public institutions with which he was con- 
nected and in which he was interested. He held member- 
ships in many clubs, social and professional, and at the time 
of his death was a member of the Chicago, the University, 
and the Caxton Clubs. 

As a lawyer his ethical standards were of the highest, 
and his voice and influence were always for justice and good 
government. As a man he was a delightful and instructive 
companion, and as a gentleman he was fitted to shine in any 
social position in which he was placed. Our members have 
every reason to be proud of such a Companion. 

Mr. McCagg was twice married. His first wife was a 
sister of William B. and Mahlon D. Ogden, well known citi- 
zens, a widow when she became Mrs. McCagg, and by her 
our Companion had one child, Louis Butler McCagg of 
New York. After the death of his first wife in 1885, Mr. 
McCagg in 1892 married Miss Therese Davis of Cincinnati, 
who survives him, and to whom and to his son the Com- 
mandery extends its most sincere sympathy. 


E. A. OTIS, 




Second Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Pontiac, III., 
Aug. 13, 1908. 

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 9th, 1892, his insignia number being 9657, died in his 
home in Pontiac, Illinois, August 13, 1908, of pneumonia 
after a brief illness. 

Lieutenant McDowell was born March 6, 1840, near 
Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., Indiana. His earlier an- 
cestors were of Scotland, his great-grandfather immigrating 
to America in time to participate in the great battles of the 
Revolution. His father died while he was an infant. In 



October, 1850, his mother with a large family removed to a 
farm in Livingston Co., 111., and there the young boy lived 
and worked and attended school until the year 1858, when 
he returned to Indiana, entering the academy at Thornton 
preparing to enter college. 

The breaking out of the Civil War changed him from a 
student to a soldier, and he enlisted in the 17th Indiana 
Volunteers commanded by Col. Milo S. Haskell, and later by 
Gen. John F. Wilder. He was mustered into the U. S. 
service in July, 1861, and served with his regiment in West 
Virginia, and participated in the skirmishes and battles 
fought during the summer and fall of 1861. 

Companion McDowell was discharged from the 17th In- 
diana Volunteer Infantry in November, 1861, for disability, 
and returned to Illinois. In the summer of 1862 he enlisted 
in the 129th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was appointed 
Sergeant Major of the regiment. On April 16, 1863, he 
was promoted to Second Lieutenant of Company E of the 
129th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was detailed on the 
staff of Gen. Benj. Harrison in the 1st Brigade, 3rd Divi- 
sion, 20th Army Corps. In this capacity he served until 
mustered out at Washington, D. C., in June, 1865, after the 
Grand Army had marched from Atlanta to the sea. 

Companion McDowell was the only one of three brothers 
who enlisted in the army who returned alive, one brother 
being killed in West Virginia, and the other at the siege of 

He was a man of large and ripe experience, an able and 
successful lawyer, an attractive and forcible speaker, a gen- 
ial gentleman, and of commanding appearance. He was 
elected prosecuting attorney of Livingston Co., 111., and held 
other positions of honor and trust. He was Past Depart- 
ment Commander of the Grand Army of the State of Illi- 
nois. His sudden departure from this life will be mourned 
by many, not only here but all over the state. 


Companion McDowell was married January 1st, 18(><>, to 
Miss Emma C. Thayer, daughter of Dr. Gilbert Thayer, 
then president of Morgan Park Female College near Chi- 
cago. He leaves surviving him a wife and four children to 
mourn his departure. 

We record this slight sketch as a tribute to his memory, 
and express a most sincere sympathy for his surviving loved 
ones who mourn and love him. 



Major United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago Sept. 20, 1908. 

called to his reward, and the sublime lesson of his 
life is ours. He died at Chicago, Illinois, September 20, 
1908. His memory will linger and be lovingly cherished by 
his Companions and comrades as long as the recollections of 
brave deeds and heroic sacrifices thrill the soul. 

Companion Birge was born in Smithfield, Bradford 
County, Pennsylvania, June 23d, 1839, and in his early 
youth moved with his parents to Michigan. His ancestors, 
both paternal and maternal, were intensely loyal to the New 
Nation, and participated in the Colonial Wars, the war of 
the Revolution, the war of 1812 and still later the Mexican 



In the Civil War some twenty of Companion Birge's re- 
lations took part. What a record of patriotic devotion has 
his family contributed to the nation ! Of this notable family 
group, of the tens of thousands of brave men that partici- 
pated in that epoch-making war, which were credited to the 
great commonwealth of Michigan, there were none more 
worthy of fulsome eulogy than Manning Davidson Birge. 
He was a man, essentially a grand character, dignified, 
genial, big, broad, generous and brave, he was tender as his 
sweet mother who gave him her blessing and bid him God- 
speed as he went forth to battle for the Nation. Com- 
panion Birge was a blessing to his comrades in the field. 
He was a good citizen, an honor to the community in which 
he lived. 

How hopeless the task within the brief space permitted 
by this eulogy, to even briefly touch upon the military 
achievements of this brilliant soldier. It is one of the un- 
fortunate omissions in the make up of the army of the 
Civil War, that every Regiment did not have a regularly 
appointed historian. Such a record would teem with stories 
of his manly virtues, his moral and physical courage, his 
genius as a leader, and his loyal devotion to duty wherever 
or whenever called. 

Lives like his were the bulwark of the Nation in that 
mighty struggle for the Union; valor like his was the an- 
chorage of hope that proclaimed a Union indissoluble. 

Companion Birge enlisted as a private, in April, 1861, 
in a Michigan Battery. He was promoted to Sergeant, then 
Second Lieutenant. He then recruited a company of Cav- 
alry and left the State as First Lieutenant Company A, 
Sixth Michigan Cavalry, and was soon promoted to the rank 
of Captain. 

Major Birge's war record is replete with not.uncommon 
acts of valor, of real military genius, knowledge of which 
rarely went beyond the Regimental Commander, but in 


June, 18G-1, his Regiment, then serving under General Cus- 
ter, was badly cut up and a portion of it including its Col., 
Lieutenant Col., and Major, were made prisoners. Captain 
Birge, whose presence in battle was an inspiration, rallied 
his broken Regiment and by a brilliant dash turned the 
confederate victory into defeat, rescued the prisoners held 
by the confederates, including his superior officers. For 
this brilliant movement he was promoted to Major and had 
honorable mention in general orders. 

During the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, in 1804, he 
was given command of a New York Regiment of Cavalry. 

In battle Major Birge bore a charmed life, for notwith- 
standing the fact he participated in so many engagements 
that the number seems almost incredible, he escaped with- 
out wounds. 

The advent of the Spanish-American war aroused all 
the patriotism and old-time enthusiasm in this brilliant lead- 
er. The call to arms he felt was a call for him, and nothing 
daunted he recruited a regiment of thirteen hundred men 
and was commissioned as its colonel. But the rapid de- 
velopment and speedy determination of that swiftly passing 
episode made the presence of these troops at the front un- 
necessary, and they did not leave the state. 

There has been no period in the history of the human 
race crystallized in legend or tradition when the souls of 
men were not lifted into the realms of admiration before 
the spectacle of chivalric deed and unselfish devotion. 

It was so in the days of old, it was so in our country's 
struggle for independence, in the conflict against disruption 
and in the war against Spain, and it will so remain until 
love and hope no longer inspire the heart of manhood. 

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




First Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, 
Sept. 26, 1908. 

bro, Canada, July 27th, 1839. He died at his home 
on Michigan Boulevard, Chicago, September 26th, 1908, 
aged G'J years. 

Companion Wood entered the service as First Lieuten- 
ant of Company E, Eighty-sixth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer 
Infantry, April 1st, 1863, and was discharged with his com- 
pany April 10th, 1864. 

At the time of entering the Army he was a practicing 
physician at Edgerlon, Ohio. 

When mustered out he came to Chicago and with his 
brother founded the well known Live Stock Commission 



firm of Wood Brothers at the Union Stock Yards, of which 
firm, at the time of his death, he was the senior member. 

He stood high in the commercial world, a man whose 
word was his bond. 

He was quiet and unassuming, commanding the respect 
and confidence of his large circle of friends and acquain- 
tances to whom he was more than a mere friend. 

He married Mary Stough in 1863, who with a son and 
daughter, survive him. 

Lieutenant Wood was elected an Original Companion of 
the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, 
Commandery of the State of Illinois, March 7th, 1901. In- 
signia No. 13,164. 

He also was a member of Abraham Lincoln Post Nc 
91 Grand Army of the Republic since 1881, serving as its 
Commander in 1897, always taking an interest in the order 

His death is keenly felt by his Companions and Com 
and ever ready to lend a helping hand to a deserving Com- 
rades. "T;7' 




Major United States Army. Died at Washington, D. C., 
Dec. 21, 1008. 

OFTTIMES during the dark days of the Rebellion, 
amidst the roar and carnage of battle have we heard 
the sharp command, "Side step to the right, close up the 
ranks !" Looking along the line we have seen some of our 
comrades prostrate in death by the bullets and shells of the 

And now, in time of peace, The Illinois Commandery of 
the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States 
has been startled by the same command, as the wires flash 
to us the news of the sudden, unexpected death of our be- 
loved Companion, comrade and friend, Major Joseph 
Washington Wham, Paymaster U. S. A. retired, who was 



suddenly stricken with heart disease on the street in Wash 
ington, D. C., on December 21st, 1908. 

Companion Wham was born on a farm in Marion 
County, Illinois, January 18th, 1840. He received his early 
education in the common schools of his neighborhood. Just 
previous to the breaking out of the War of the Rebellion he 
entered the high school of Salem, Illinois, to prepare him- 
self for admittance to college. When the call came for 
troops he immediately announced his intention to enlist. 
Some of his class-mates tried to persuade him to wait and 
get a commission. He replied that the President was calling 
for Volunteers because he needed them, and for one he was 
going to enlist at once. On April 21st, 1861, he joined a 
Company which, was soon known -as Co. G, 21st Regiment, 
Illinois Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Col. U. S. 
Grant ; was mustered into the service for three years, June 
28th, 1861. Was promoted to Sergeant; re-enlisted as a vet- 
eran February 27th, 1864, was promoted to First Lieutenant, 
and finally mustered out of service December 16th, 1865, 
having participated in every one of the thirty-three engage- 
ments in which the Regiment was concerned ; being several 
times commended in general orders for his courage and 

It is easy to talk of patriotism, but it is quite another 
thing to have the courage of one's convictions. Companion 
Wham was the latter kind of man. He was always found 
standing close to "Old Glory." He never paraded his 
heroism on the street corners or shouted it from the house- 
tops, but preferred to let the record speak for itself, which 
gives our Companion one that is clean, honorable and above 

Two of this committee have the honor of having served 
in the 21st Regiment Illinois Volunteers with Companion 
Wham, and knew him intimately and came to love him as a 


true friend ; one of the bravest of the brave, they are proud 
of the opportunity to testify to his glorious record. 

Soon after he was mustered .out of the Volunteer service 
he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the 35th U. S. 
Infantry, and detailed at the Lapwai Indian Agency in 
Idaho. He resigned his commission in the 35th U. S. In- 
fantry in 1871 and was soon after appointed agent of the 
Sioux Indians in Wyoming and Nebraska. Early in 1873 
he resigned the Indian Agency and was appointed, by Gov- 
ernor John L. Beveridge, Warden of the Illinois Peniten- 
tiary at Joliet, Illinois. 

He was married in 1874 to Miss Mary H. Smith, of 
Greenville, Illinois, who with a daughter, their only cihld, 
survives him. In March, 1877, he was appointed by Presi- 
dent U. S. Grant Major and Paymaster in the U. S. Army. 
Was retired in 1901 after more than thirty years of service 
for his country. Companion Wham was a member of the 
Masonic Lodge in Salem, Illinois ; also a member of the 
Grand Army of the Republic, the Union Veteran's Union, 
and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United 
States, Commandery of the State of Illinois. In late years 
he often said that his proudest boast was that he was one 
of the original members of "Grant's Old Regiment." 

To his bereaved wife and daughter and other relatives 
we tender our sincere sympathy and mingle our tears with 
theirs for the loss of a loving husband, father and brother ; 
an honored companion and comrade in arms ; always loyal 
and true ; never found wanting. Some sweet day we will 
meet and greet him again in the realms far remote. 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Dec. 22, 1908. 

at Tecumseh, Michigan, May 15th, 1839, and died at 
Chicago, December 22nd, 1910. He was elected an Original 
Companion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion oi 
the United States, through this Commandery, December 2nd, 
1885. In his death we lose an old and esteerned Companion, 
who was endeared to us not only by the memories of a com- 
mon service during the dark days of the rebellion, but by his 
long membership in this body and his many admirable quali- 
ties as a man. 

Captain Holloway was educated at Hillsdale College, 
Hillsdale, Michigan. In 1859 he accepted a position in the 



office of the Western Department of the Aetna Insurance 
Company at Cincinnati, where he remained until 1860, when 
he accepted a position with the Western Department of the 
Home Insurance Company at St. Louis, Missouri. On 
August 17th, 1862, he was commissioned as First Lieutenant 
and Adjutant of the 33rd Missouri Infantry Volunteers. In 
December he was assigned to duty as acting Assistant Adju- 
tant General on the staff of Brigadier General Clinton B. 
Fisk, commanding a brigade of the 13th Army Corps. On 
March llth, 1863, he was promoted and commissioned by 
President Lincoln as a captain, and on July 17th following 
assigned to duty as Assistant Adjutant General for the dis- 
trict of southeast Missouri. During November of the same 
year he was assigned to duty as Assistant Adjutant General 
at St. Louis, Missouri, and on March 25th, 1864, was trans- 
ferred, in the same capacity, to the district of north Mis- 
souri, on the staff of Brigadier General Fisk. 

Prior to December, 1863, Captain Holloway served with 
his regiment in Missouri and Arkansas, then participated in 
the 13th Army Corps expedition up the White river and in 
the Yazoo Pass expedition in defense of Helena, Arkansas, 
after which he was transferred to the district of southeast 
Missouri, with headquarters at Pilot Knob. He afterwards 
served in this capacity as Assistant Adjutant General at St. 
Louis, St. Joseph and Macon, Missouri. During October, 
1864, he participated in the defense of Glasgow, Missouri, 
in which a small Union force was practically surrounded 
and captured by General Sterling Price's army, then en- 
gaged in its memorable raid through central Missouri. Cap- 
tain Holloway was released on parole and soon afterwards 
exchanged. December 27th, 1865, the war being practically 
over in the West, he handed in his resignation, after a stren- 
uous and honorable service of about two and a half years. 
Upon his return to civil life he re-embarked in the fire insur- 
ance business as Missouri State Agent of the Aetna Fire 


Insurance Company, which position he held until after the 
Chicago fire, when he accepted a position as Commissioner 
with the National Board of Fire Underwriters. From 1878 
to 1884 he occupied a position in the office of the Traders 
Insurance Company of this city, when he became Assistant 
Manager of the Western Department of the Niagara Fire 
Insurance Company. At the time of his death he had oc- 
cupied an important and responsible position with the West- 
ern Department of the Hartford Fire Insurance Company 
in this city for about twenty years. He was widely known 
and esteemed, especially in this city, where he had resided 
since 1878. 

In early youth Mr. Holloway united with the Baptist 
Church and had been an active participant in church and 
Sunday school work ever since, being at the time of his 
death a member of the Immanuel Church of this city. His 
funeral was largely attended and his remains taken to his 
boyhood home, Hillsdale, Michigan, where on Christmas 
day, after an absence of over fifty years, he was reverently 
laid at rest in the home of his boyhood days. 

Captain Holloway was a man of lofty ideals, high intel- 
ligence and a genial presence, irradiated by a quaint and 
kindly humor, which was well illustrated at the time of his 
capture at Glasgow in 1864, when he wired a friend for 
some necessary clothes, with the epigrammatic statement, 
"We have met the enemy and are out on parole." 

He was married May 18th, 18G5, to a former schoolmate, 
Miss Olive M. Tibbets. Mrs. Holloway, with two sons and 
one daughter, survives him, and to them we extend our 
sympathy for the loss of husband and father, with the con- 
fident assurance that he leaves to them as well as to his 
friends the memory of no word or deed which they could 
wish recalled. 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Jan. 12, /pop. 

T7OUR and forty years in their passing have levied spend- 
A thrift tribute on the ranks of those who answered to 
their last militant roll-call when the vernal days of '65 
marked the close of the greatest struggle in the annals of 
human warfare. Into the midst of our own Commandery 
has stalked again and again the inevitable messenger of the 
passing years with his ultimate human summons until our 
ranks are thin and wavering, and yet again must the roll of 
those who will live forever in the fame lit pages of our 
Country's history be unfolded that the name of our well be- 
loved and honored Companion John Mills Van Osdel may be 
enrolled thereon. 

Captain John Mills Van Osdel was born in New York, 



January 13, 1837; he departed this life at Chicago, 111., 
January 12, 1909. He entered the service (enrolled) Sep- 
tember 1, 1861, as a private, Co. K, 9th Regiment Infantry, 
Missouri Volunteers, the quota of the State of Illinois hav- 
ing been more than filled. The designation of this regiment, 
however, was changed to the 59th Infantry Illinois Volun- 
teers by order of the War Department, February 12, 1862. 
His war service was with the Armies of the Frontier, the 
Ohio, the Cumberland and in the Department of the Gulf. 

He was in the battle of Pea Ridge, Ark., battles of 
Corinth, Miss., Chattanooga and Mission Ridge, Tenn., and 
with "Sherman" through the Atlanta, Ga., campaign. He 
was with "Thomas" at the battles of Franklin and Nash- 
ville, Tenn. 

After Lee's surrender he was transferred to Texas, 
serving there until he was mustered out with his regiment, 
December 1, 1865. 

He was elected a Member of this Commandery October 
2, 1885, with Insignia No. 4143. When the inevitable ter- 
mination of the war was reached his tastes and habits in- 
clined him to the profession of architecture. The same hon- 
esty of purpose and zealous devotion to his work that 
brought him promotion as a soldier gained for him a con- 
spicuous place in the ranks of the great builders of this city, 
with a corresponding reputation for conscientiousness of 
performance and a resulting stability of his work. 

"He locked his lips too close to speak a lie; 
He washed his hands too white to touch' a bribe." 

It is in the existence of such men that the safety of our Re- 
public rests. 

Dear "old John," his name is one with which to conjure 
thoughts of kindly deeds and a delightful companionship. 
He had the happy faculty of making enduring friendships 
and he so lived as to deserve the sincerest tribute of our re- 


spect and affection. His optimism was paramount even in 
the dark days when financial distress spread embarrassment 
and disaster throughout the business circles of all classes, 
and the morrow ever promised him a relief from the cares 
of today. 

He was a man of simple, upright life, passing through 
the world without offense, doing much good in unostenta- 
tious ways and proving in his life the beauty and kindness 
of a genuine friendship. 

He was always approachable, cordial and unaffected as 
a child, his sunny temperament bringing delightful participa- 
tion in the joys of friendly intercourse. His coming was a 
benison and the remaining days were cheerier for having 
met him. 

Good night, not good bye, beloved Companion and 
friend: in our hearts we hold you in loving remembrance 
and to those nearest and dearest to you, whose hearth-stone 
is desolate, we tender our most profound sympathy and sin- 
cerest respect in their sorrow. 

"So, cup to lip in fellowship, they gave him welcome high 
And made him place at their banquet board, the strong men ranged 

Who had done his work and held his peace and had no fear to 





Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, Jan. 16, /pop. 

BORN in Germany, September 24, 1839. Died in Chi- 
cago, Illinois, January 16, 1909. Captain Busse came 
with his father to Chicago in 1855. Fort Sumter fell on the 
13th day of April, 18(51. President Lincoln's first call for 
troops was issued on the 16th day of April, 1861. Captain 
Busse the same day responded to the call, was made a 
Sergeant of his Company and with it did essential service at 
Cairo, Illinois. May 20, 1861, he was discharged from this 
enlistment and was upon June 7, 1861, mustered in as First 
Lieutenant of Company E, 24th Illinois Infantry. October 
31, 1861, he was promoted to be Captain of Company G, 
57th Illinois Infantry. From this regiment he was honor- 
ably discharged June 23, 1864. His command was attached 



to the 16th Army Corps and on Companion Basse's 
escutcheon- can be written names which suggest the service 
and history of that great military organization, "Forts 
Henry" and "Donelson," "Shiloh," "the siege and battle of 
Corinth," "Bear Creek, Alabama," and all the engagements 
of the Atlanta campaign from Chattanooga to Resaca, Ga. 

To his comrades, no words can speak so eloquently of 
the patriotic fervor of our' Companion, of his readiness to 
sacrifice every ambition and prospect, and his life, if neces- 
sary, to the cause of his country, as does the above brief 
record taken from the page of history. It is, however, 
fitting, that those who have not the personal knowledge 
which enables them to appreciate this as do those who 
shared with him in patriotic service for their country and 
that those who in the future shall inquire into the military 
careers of the men of 1861 and 1865, may find here recorded 
something of the estimate of Captain Busse and his service 
entertained by his comrades. 

Faithfully and bravely, as became one in whose veins 
flowed the blood of Germany's heroic race, he gave to his 
country from the very clay when Abraham Lincoln called 
for troops, April 16, 1861, an unstinted service. He and 
many others who came from the same Fatherland, neither 
hesitated nor questioned. Instinctively they realized the 
citizen's duty at such a time and embraced. the opportunity 
of patriotic service to their adopted country as a high and 
holy privilege. These furnished to the army of the Union 
an invaluable body of men, many of whom had military 
training in their native land. From their ranks came men 
who trained the boys from farm and shop, from store and 
school, burning with the fire of patriotism, but ignorant of 
many things a soldier must know to make him an efficient 
part of a marching and fighting army. 

Capt. Biisse was almost from its organization in 1865 a 
member of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, in 


which his army service had been rendered under the com- 
mand successively of Grant, Sherman, McPherson, Logan 
and Howard, in its marches, sieges and battles from Donel- 
son and Shiloh to Savannah and Raleigh, N. C. 

The war over, he returned to his home and family in 
Chicago and became at once a citizen of note and high use- 
fulness, active in the support of all laws tending to promote 
good government. In one of the crises in municipal affairs, 
which from time to time arise, he was elected to the Com- 
mon Council and there rendered faithful and efficient serv- 
ice. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. 

Surrounded by sorrowing Companions of the Military 
Order of the Loyal Legion, by comrades of the Grand Army 
of the Republic, wrapped as he wished to be, in the flag of 
the land he loved and served so well, lay the brave soldier, 
worthy and respected citizen. An impressive service, by his 
Post of the Grand Army of Republic, (Columbia) in 
uniform, followed by scripture reading, prayers and music 
and a tender and eloquent address by his Companion and 
friend the Right Reverend Samuel Fallows, was held at his 
residence. The fragrance of many flowers, the tears of 
loved ones, the sympathy and sorrow depicted on the count- 
enance of comrades, friends and neighbors as they passed 
to look for the last time on the tranquil face of him who 
had gone, gave evidence that one held in high regard has 
passed from earth. 

Companion Gustav Adolph Busse was a true man, a 

brave soldier. He has left to his beloved wife and daughter 

and to his sons a priceless heritage of character and conduct. 

We tender them the sympathy of the Companions of this 





Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, March I, /pop. 

LL.D., was born in Philadelphia, October 13, 1839. 
His father was one of the early settlers of Montgomery 
County, Pa. ; his mother was a daughter of a Major in the 
British army. Dr. Brower received a scientific education in 
the Polytechnic College of Philadelphia, from which he was 
graduated with honors as a Bachelor of Science. At that 
time he purposed becoming a mining engineer: and his 
graduation thesis was on the subject of "Ventilation and 
Drainage of Mines." This essay was later published in full 
in the London Times, and received favorable comment in 



the editorial pages of that sheet. He practiced his profes- 
sion, however, as a mining engineer for only one year in 
Western Virginia, after which he determined to carry out 
an early desire to study medicine. Accordingly, after com- 
pletion of his studies in that institution, he was graduated 
Doctor of Medicine at the Georgetown University near 
Washington, D. C. 

On the 18th of May, 1864, he entered the military serv- 
ice of the United States as First Lieutenant and Assistant 
Surgeon U. S. V. He was made Captain U. S. V. "for 
faithful and meritorious service" October 28, 1865 ; and was 
mustered out of the service on the 5th of November of the 
same year. 

He served in the United States General Hospitals ; first, 
at Portsmouth, Va., March, 186-i; next at Hampton, Va., in 
May; and last at Chesapeake, Va., in the autumn of the 
same year. During the spring and summer of the year 1865, 
he served as chief medical officer of the Military District of 
Norfolk, Va. ; and in the year 1865, did duty as Inspector of 
Hospitals under the control of the Medical Bureau. 

On the conclusion of his military service, in the year 
1868, he was elected Medical Superintendent of the Eastern 
Lunatic Asylum in Williamsburg, Va., and he served in this 
capacity until the year 1875. As a result of the large exper- 
ience thus acquired, he was led to devote his special attention 
to the Diseases of the Mind and Nervous System. 

In the year 1876, he came to Chicago with a view to 
practicing his profession in civil life; and accepted a position 
as assistant to a much younger man in connection with the 
Central Free Dispensary of Chicago, becoming later one of 
the visiting physicians for the same institution. The routine 
of this work was faithfully performed until the increasing 
demands of his private practice compelled him to relinquish 
an onerous task which had been throughout gratuitous. The 


knowledge, however, thus acquired by his associates in the 
profession, of the conscientious character of his work, his 
tireless energy, and his charming personality, led to his pro- 
motion to the chair of professorship of Mental and Nervous 
Diseases in the Faculty of Rush Medical College, a position 
which he held until the time of his death, which occurred on 
the 1st of March, 1909. At this time he held in addition, the 
position of Neurologist to St. Joseph's Hospital and to the 
Presbyterian Hospital of the City of Chicago. 

Dr. Brower was a member of the American Medical As- 
sociation ; of the Illinois State Medical Society, serving one 
term as its President; of the Chicago Medical Society, 
which he also served as President ; and of the Physicians' 
Club, to the presidency of which also he was elected. For a 
number of years he edited the Chicago Medical Journal. 
For ten years prior to his death he served as a member of 
the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Illinois of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church ; and for many years was also 
Senior Warden of the Church of the Epiphany. 

On the 15th of May, 1867, he was married to Eliza Anne 
Shearer, daughter of the late Colonel A. W. Shearer, who 
survives him. Two children were born to them, Dr. Daniel 
R. Brower, who is an active and esteemed member of his 
father's profession, and Eunice Ann Brower. 

At the time of his death, Dr. Brower had rounded out a 
useful and honorable career in his profession, and had 
stored his mind with the rich fruit of an enormous experi- 
ence. In every relation of life he commended himself to 
those with whom he was brought in contact by his fidelity 
to all responsibilities, by his loyalty to his conscience, by the 
valued fruits of his extensive training, and by a charm of 
disposition which won for him the love and favor of all who 
knew him. 


Dr. Brower 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 on the 7th 
of October, 1885. 

(Insignia No. 3859.) 



Assistant Surgeon United States Volunteers. Died at Mendota, Hi. 
March 17, /pop. 

and Ass't. Surgeon of the Seventy-fifth Illinois In- 
fantry, died at his home at Mendota, 111., on March 17th, 
1909. Death come unheralded. The great heart ceased to 
beat and a good soldier and citizen -"passed over the river 
and is resting under the trees." 

If the faith of humanity is justified, he rests upon 
"Fame's eternal camping ground" with the innumerable 
host, who have "moved to the pale realms of shade." 

Dr. John C. Corbus was born September 30th, 1833, at 
Millersburg, Ohio. In due time he graduated at the Medical 
Department of the Western Reserve University at Cleve- 



land. After practicing his profession a short time, as be- 
comes the young and ambitious, he went further west and 
located at Malugiirs Grove, Lee County, Illinois, in 1855. 
Here he married and entered actively and successfully into 
professional work. Presently a wave of patriotism came 
sweeping over the prairies, and Illinois, indignant at the un- 
righteous attempt at secession, responded in a manner which 
illuminates history. 

Neither the calls of a growing practice nor the cares of a 
young family could restrain this young man from following 
the path of duty so plainly leading south. Good surgeons 
and doctors were scarcer than men to fill the ranks and he 
naturally took the place both education and capacity fitted 
him for and became Assistant Surgeon in the Seventy-fifth 
Illinois Infantry, a regiment of the vicinage. 

The name and number of that fine aggregation of north- 
ern Illinois patriots recalls its place in our annals, but a men- 
tion may be justly made of its extraordinary losses at Perry- 
ville, only a few weeks after leaving the home camp. 

An incident entirely characteristic of the man we here 
honor is that he remained with his field hospital at Stone's 
River after Cleburne's rebels had swept over the ground, 
and remained inside the Confederate lines until two days 
after the fortunes of battle changed. 

He was not the man to seek a place of safety when 
maimed and suffering comrades needed him. 

After the close of his army career Dr. Corbus settled in 
Mendota, 111., and except when absent on official business 
that place continued to be his home until the Angel of Death 
found him. He was a member of the State Board of Chari- 
ties, appointed by Governor Beveridge, and filled that honor- 
able place until 1898, excepting the interregnum of Altgeld's 

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, October 6, 1891 ; in- 
signia number 8952. 

It is a part of the unwritten history of Illinois, how the 
persistent effort and broad humanity of Dr. John C. Corbus 
did much very much to place the charitable institutions 
of his state upon a basis approaching the ideals of our pres- 
ent civilization. 

This large experience and a decided penchant admirably 
qualified Dr. Corbus for that which followed. In 1898 he 
was appointed Superintendent of the Eastern Hospital for 
the Insane at Kankakee and so remained until 1906. Those 
who were benefited during this time, and there are many, 
still sound the praise of so good a doctor and kind man. 

Dr. Corbus belonged to the Board of Pension Examiners 
for fifteen years. The old soldiers never had a more con- 
sistent or just friend. 

He was also a Mason of high rank and belonged to the 
Grand Army, and in short took a personal and active inter- 
est in all the affairs about him, tending to uplift society. 

A salient characteristic in the life work of Dr. Corbus 
was his boundless humanity and feeling for his fellow man. 
He was something more than the physician of those who 
called him, he was their sympathizing friend. His presence 
was helpful and revivifying and the patient felt it and he 
knew it; and all that cheerful hopefulness could do to aid 
science was at hand. Herein was an element of his success 
in life and a source of sorrow, following his death. 

He lived his own eulogy in daily epics. 

He builded his own monuments in a thousand white 
stones along his pathway. 

Death came sudden and painless and found him "Like 
one who wraps the drapery of his couch around him and 
lies down to pleasant dreams." 




Brevet Major United States Volunteers. Died at Fairfield, III., 
April 6, /pop. 

near Danville, Illinois, February 1st, 1841, having 
spent an eventful, active and useful life, died at Olney, 
Illinois, April 6th, 1909. 

Of his early life and surroundings little has been said, 
except that he obtained a public school education at Dan- 
ville and Olney, and then gave some attention to farming 
and commercial business. Under President Lincoln's call 
for seventy-five thousand men, for three months' service, 
he joined the Olney Company of the 8th Illinois Infantry. 
He was appointed Corporal and mustered out as such at 
the expiration of his term of enlistment, His health then 



being impaired, he did not re-enlist with his Regiment for 
the three years' service, but on July 2nd, 1862, having re- 
gained his health, he enlisted at Olney in Company "B" 
98th Illinois Infantry, and became 1st Sergeant of the 
Company. April 1st, 1863, he was promoted 2nd Lieuten- 
ant of his Company. In June of the same year he was 
commissioned Captain of Company "K." 

His service was with the Armies of the Ohio and of 
the Cumberland. During the later period of his service he 
acted as Assistant Adjutant General of a Division of 
Cavalry, his own Regiment having been mounted. In this 
capacity he made the cavalry detail that captured Mr. Jef- 
ferson Davis, the President of the Southern Confederacy, 
and it became his duty to care for, and administer to the 
comfort of the family of Mr. Davis, as well as to the other 
prisoners of distinction. 

He was finally mustered out with the brevet rank of 
Major in June, 1865, and returned to civil pursuits and his 
old home at Olney. 

Here on September 26th, 1865, he was united in mar- 
riage to Mary Russell Spring. Five children were born to 
them. Two sons and a daughter passed away in infancy. 
Two daughters, Mary Caroline, (Mrs. R. H. Morris) and 
Alice Jewett Scott, survive. These and three grandchil- 
dren are his sole descendants. 

Companion Scott engaged in merchandising at Fairfield, 
Illinois. In 1895 he became one of the incorporators of the 
First National Bank of Fairfield, and was its President un- 
til his death. 

His public spiritedness was ever uppermost in his life's 
work. He was fortunate in being able to give this full 
scope. He was endowed with a well balanced tempera- 
ment, gentle manners and a magnetic personality. These 
attracted all who came in contact with him in social, busi- 
ness or political activities. He received many marks of 


confidence from the highest officials of the state. Governor 
Tanner selected him to be one of the Commissioners of the 
Southern Illinois Penitentiary. Governor Yates appointed 
him Adjutant General of the State ; in this position he was 
continued by Governor Deneen until his call to the world 
beyond terminated his official cares and duties. 

In the Grand Army of the Republic, Companion Scott 
had a striking and well known personality. He became 
a member of that organization near its beginning, served 
his Post as its Commander, and the Department of Illinois 
as Assistant Quarter-master General from 1884 to 1892. 
His popularity among the comrades of that order may be 
well illustrated by the fact that for sixteen years he was 
annually re-elected by the Department of Illinois as its 
representative upon the National Council of Administra- 
tion, which his going hence alone terminated, and that for 
many years this National Council chose him as a member 
of its Executive Committee. 

He became a member of the Illinois Commandery of 
the Military Order of the Loyal Legion in December, 1882. 
The many Companions who knew him cherish the recollec- 
tion of his acquaintance. A good citizen, a brave soldier, a 
faithful official and a loyal Companion has gone to his rest. 

To the widow and two daughters who survive him we 
extend our sympathy. Though the husband and father is 
no longer here, his military and his civic record, of which 
they are so justly proud, endures in the annals of Illinois. 
The memory that the service "of this good and faithful 
servant" was "well done" can never fade away. 


Commit tec. 


Lieutenant-Colonel United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, 
May 3, /pop. 

Born at Bardstown, Ky., December 16, 1836. 

ENTERED the service (enrolled) August 7th, 1861; 
mustered in as Capt. Co. A, 2nd Ky. Cav., U. S. V., 
Sept. 9th, 1861; Major, Feb. 1st, 1862; Lieut. Col., Nov. 
25th, 1862, mustered April 23rd, 1863; commissioned Col., 
Dec. 14th, 1863, but not mustered ; honorably discharged, 
on tender of resignation, Aug. 20th, 1864. 

Elected an Original Companion of the Military Order of 
the Loyal Legion of the United States through the Com- 
mandery of the State of Illinois, October 9th, 1890. In- 
signia No. 8124. 



Died at Chicago, Illinois, May 3rd, 1909. 

E. S. Watts was of a family of Kentuckians for five 
generations. His father was a Whig, and the friend and 
earnest supporter of Henry Clay. With him, loyalty was a 

He had five sons, who were grown in 1861, and had left 
the parental roof tree to build their fortunes in distant 

In 1861, when the black cloud of treason was spreading 
over his country, he called his sons home, and, like the 
Roman Matron, Cornelia, he said to his country, "THESE 
ARE MY JEWELS," and dedicated them all to her serv- 
ice, and so well had he builded the temple of loyalty in their 
souls that each gave himself to the service of his country; 
though entreated and begged otherwise by the friends and 
companions of their youth, not one of them failed him. 

To him Pericles' oration over the dead Greek soldiers 
was an inspiration. In it he found the sentiment of his own 
soul, and daily taught these sentiments to his sons, as fol- 

"We have inhabited this country through a long succes- 
sion of posterity, transmitted by the valor of Our Fathers, 
free to us, to this very time. With regard to our laws, all 
enjoy equality, and each man, as he is prepared for anything 
of merit, is given public honor. We throw our country open 
to all, not attempting to keep our liberty by concealing 
things from our enemies, but keeping it by our own valor 
for doing deeds. We consider him who takes no part in the 
public weal, not as unofficious, but as useless. They who 
give their lives for their country, receive that renown which 
never grows old. The most distinguished tomb they can 
have is in the glory they leave behind them to be everlasting- 
ly recorded, for the love of Honor is the only feeling that 
never grows old, and in the helplessness of old age, it is not 
the acquisition of gain that gives pleasure, but it is the en- 


joyment of honor. Remember, if you fall, righting for your 
country, and may have failed in other respects, your coun- 
try will hold that your military courage in her behalf has 
covered all your failures." 

With these precepts, the Father builded stronger than 
he knew. 

Among these returning sons was Elijah, who has left the 
following statement on record: 

"The Kentucky Unionist had no sordid notions or selfish 
considerations; had he consulted his personal interest, he 
would not have been a Unionist. Paramount and over- 
shadowing everything else, his dread (that amounted to 
horror) was the dissolution of the Union. He could see 
the country of his fathers rent and broken, a constant war- 
fare between hostile states, a paralysis of the hopes of all 
who loved liberty ; with him there was no thought of bounty 
or pension. Loyalty was his reward. No martial music 
with strains, called him to his country's defense; there was 
no "Good Bye" and "God Speed You." The resentment of 
the Rebels, petty slander, and innuendoes, grievous to bear, 
were his. 

When I returned home in 1861, and Sumter was fired 
on, a company for U. S. service was recruited in our town, 
and I was given command. A company was also recruited 
for the Confederate Service, and was called "Nelson Grays" 
(after our County). From the fall of Ft. Sumter to the 
battle of Bull Run, these two companies were in daily dan- 
ger of open war. The Rebels had the advantage, as they 
were armed, while Kentucky's neutrality would not permit 
the arming of Union soldiers on her sacred soil. 

When Bull Run was fought, the excitement was intense. 
On the day after the battle, a train arrived from Louisville 
bearing a gentleman, who was an intense Rebel. He im- 
mediately announced in a loud voice, "By God! we have 
driven the Yankees into the Potomac." This was enough. 


The next day our company went to Camp "Joe Holt" in 
Indiana, opposite Louisville, to join the forces being enlisted 
by General L. H. Rousseau. On the same train was the 
Rebel company The Nelson Grays with whom we parted 
at Louisville, to meet on the bloody fields of the Rebellion. 

On the arrival of the company at Camp "Joe Holt" they 
were assigned to the 2nd Regiment of Ky. Vol. Cavalry as 
"Company A," with E. S. Watts as Captain. This regi- 
ment crossed into Kentucky under General W. T. Sherman 
on the 16th of September, 1861, and were assigned to the 
Army of the Cumberland, with which army they partici- 
pated in all its battles, marching with Sherman to the Sea, 
and to the end of the Rebellion, in all of its campaigns, E. S. 
Watts was with it, and was promoted to its Colonelcy. 

In the work of a Cavalry Regiment there are many 
marches and miniature battles between the grand engage- 
ments of the entire armies. Of these, many incidents could 
be told of the Colonel's work and endurance, of which only 
one will be cited : 

In 1862, when Bragg invaded Kentucky, the Regiment 
was at McMinnville, Tenn., and accompanied Buell on his 
march from Tennessee to Louisville to meet Bragg at Perry- 
ville. On this long march to Louisville, the Regiment was 
well worn as to uniform, etc. The regiment was only in 
Louisville three days, but long enough for Colonel Watts 
(then Captain of Company A) to obtain a new mount of a 
fine gray horse and new uniform complete, including boots 
and spurs. On the route to Perryville, the regiment was 
doing the advance work of the center of the army. This 
route led to Floud's Fork, Bardstown, Springfield, and to 
Perryville. On arriving near Bardstown, the U. S. troops 
were forcing the Rebel rear guard, a regiment, the 8th 
Texas Cavalry, composed of some gentlemen the Colonel's 
Regiment had met often in Tennessee, with whom he con- 
sequently had a slight acquaintance. This Rebel regiment 


was ordered to take a position just outside of Bardstown, 
and make a stubborn stand. The Colonel's regiment was 
ordered to charge these Rebels, so a hand to hand fight oc- 
curred. In the midst of the melee, a tall, agile Texas Rang- 
er's horse was shot dead; the Ranger disengaging himself 
from his dead horse, and the Colonel being in the thick of 
the fight, the Ranger, with the agility of a tiger, mounted 
behind the Colonel, threw his arms around him and seized 
the reins. His regiment retreated, and he rode away with 
them, carrying the Colonel a prisoner. This home-coming 
of the Colonel was not such as he had been hoping for. A 
few miles farther on the route to Perryville, the advance 
found the Colonel in the road, the most ragged Rebel ever 
met by the U. S. Army, his horse, uniform, even to his boots, 
spurs and underwear had been exchanged for the Gray rags, 
and he paroled, not to take up arms again until exchanged 
or he had a new mount, including good clothes. The Rebels 
were not particular as to the color of their clothes ; they 
must be better than their own, or they would not exchange. 

The Colonel had the gratification of charging this same 
regiment at McMinnville, Tenn., after Chickamauga, and he 
took from them more than one new uniform and fine gray 

The Colonel served his country well, and must have en- 
joyed greatly what his father had taught him, "That honor 
is the feeling that never grows old, and its acquisition is the 
greatest pleasure of old age." 

"After life's fitful fever, he sleeps well." 




Captain United States Volunteers, Died at Danville, Illinois, 
May 31, /pop. 

CAPTAIN ISAAC CLEMENTS descended from a 
patrician family who came from England in the 
seventeenth century and settled on a tract of sixteen square 
miles granted them by Lord Baltimore. His grandfather, 
James Clements, was a soldier of the Revolutionary War, 
and his father in the War of 1812. 

Isaac Clements was born in Franklin County, Indiana, 
March 31, 1837. He was educated at De Pauw University. 
In 1860 he began the practice of law at Carbondale, Illinois. 

Although a Democrat in politics, he assisted in organ- 
izing a company which became Co. G, 9th 111. Infantry, one 
of the best regiments that honored Illinois, and was mus- 



tered into the United States service at Cairo, June 27, 1861. 
He participated in sixty-one battles and skirmishes, be- 
ginning at Fort Donelson, February 3, 1862, and ending at 
Decatur, Georgia, July 19, 1864. He was wounded twice at 
Shiloh, and once at the siege of Corinth. Was promoted to 
First Lieutenant, September 13, 1862, and Captain, May 24, 
1863. Mustered out August 20, 1864. 

In November, 1864, Captain Clements married Miss 
Josie Nutt, daughter of Cyrus Nutt, LL.D., president of the 
Indiana University. 

Captain Clements was elected to Congress in 1872. He 
served as Commissioner of the Southern Illinois Penitentiary 
from 1877 to 1890, when he was appointed United States 
Pension Agent at Chicago by President Harrison. 

In 1899 he was appointed Governor of the United States 
Soldiers' and Sailors' Home at Danville, Illinois, and was its 
first and only Governor until the date of his death, May 31, 

Captain Clements was elected an Original Companion of 
the First Class of the Loyal Legion of the United States 
through the Commandery of the State of Illinois, April 9, 
1891, Insignia No. 8719. 

The courage and stamina of Captain Clements, and his 
unswerving and sturdy devotion to the cause of his country 
were evidenced when in July 1861, living in a section of the 
State which furnished thousands of soldiers to the Confed- 
erate Army, though he had just emerged from a political 
campaign in which he had ardently supported Judge Douglas 
and opposed the election of Abraham Lincoln, yet in spite of 
these adverse influences, he entered into the great contest 
for the Union with all the ardor of his great and unconquer- 
able spirit. 

Governor Clements' work at the Danville Home during 
the ten years when he presided over that great institution 
with its thousands of members, was not only such that no 


complaint was ever made against him, but his genial and 
kindly care of the veterans under his administration was 
such that every good man who was a member of the home 
became his loving Comrade. 

Captain Clements was a prominent and highly influential 
member of the Grand Army of the Republic and a prom- 
inent Mason, a Christian gentleman and a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. 

He is survived by his widow and three sons, Frank 
Clements of Carbondale, Dr. Robert Clements, and Louis 
Clements, an attorney of Danville, to whom this Com- 
mandery extends its sincere sympathy in their bereavement. 
So passes to the other grander world a man an officer 
and a gentleman who has accomplished much in his 
seventy-two years of life, who has achieved a brilliant mili- 
tary and civil record, leaving an honored name, an unblem- 
ished reputation, and a glorious memory. 

Let his Companions of the Loyal Legion rejoice that 
they have added one more to the galaxy of distinguished 
officers and gallant heroes to the Army that has passed be- 
yond the earthly border, and only mourn that they will 
henceforth be deprived of his genial companionship. 



Surgeon United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, June 16, 1909. 

LER, a Companion of our Commandery of the Mili- 
tary Order of the Loyal Legion, of the United States, died 
at Chicago, June 16, 1909, and was buried at Forest Home 
Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 18, 1909. 

He was born in Coburg, Canada, May 25th, 1838. His 
parents resided in Jefferson County, New York, and his 
birth occurred while his mother was visiting in Canada. He 
removed with his parents to Washington County, Wiscon- 
sin, about 1845. His father was a farmer and our Com- 
panion spent his earlier years farming, attending and teach- 
ing school, .finishing his education at a Chicago Medical Col- 



lege from which he graduated in 18G1. He shortly after re- 
moved to Appleton, Wisconsin, where on the 20th of August, 
1862, he enlisted as a private in the 21st Wisconsin Infantry. 
He was mustered in as 2nd Assistant Surgeon, September 
5th, 1862, and promoted to 1st Assistant Surgeon, Novem- 
ber 10th, 1862. With his regiment he was in the pursuit of 
Bragg to Crab Orchard from October 1st to 15th, 1862. He 
was present at the battle of Perryville, and until November 
of that year was in charge of one of the hospitals. He re- 
joined his regiment at Mitchellville where he was placed in 
charge of a hospital. He participated in the battle of Stone's 
River, was detailed as surgeon of the 1st Battalion Pioneer 
Corps, Army of the Cumberland, in February, 1863, and in 
June of that year was made surgeon of the Corps. During 
the period following he was on duty at Murfreesboro, Tulla- 
homa, Hoovers Gap, Elk River, Dug Gap and Crawford 
Springs. He participated in the battle of Chickamauga, the 
siege and battle of Chattanooga, Mission Ridge, Taylor's 
Ridge, Rocky Faced Ford and Buzzard's Roost. 

He was mustered out March 7, 1864, to accept promotion 
and was commissioned Major and Surgeon of the 24th Illi- 
nois Infantry, March 8, 1864. He served as surgeon of the 
Pioneer Corps and in charge of hospital trains between 
Chattanooga and Nashville. He was honorably discharged 
and mustered out August 6, 1864. His entire service was 
with the Army of the Ohio and the Army of the Cumber- 

After leaving the army he was for a time' associated with 
Dr. J. T. Reeve, in the practice of his profession at Apple- 
ton, Wisconsin. In 1868 he removed and entered on the 
business of life insurance. For nearly forty years he was 
an active and conspicuous figure in this business as general 
agent of the Washington Life Insurance Company of New 
York, his territory including Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, 
Illinois, and at one time the Dakotas and Montana 


He was one of the pioneer life insurance agents of the 
west and had a large acquaintance among life insurance 
managers throughout the United States, and for fifteen 
years preceding his retirement was active in the National 
Association of Life Underwriters, and for several years its 
vice president. 

After leaving Milwaukee he resided for a time in De- 
troit, coming to Chicago to reside in 1886. He joined -the 
Wisconsin Commandery of the Loyal Legion, August 5, 
1874; was transferred as a charter member of the Com- 
mandery of the State of Michigan, February 4, 1885, and to 
the Commandery of 'the State of Illinois, December 1, 1898. 
Dr. Fuller was married in 1860 to Miss Cynthia Nichols, who 
passed away in January, 1872. He leaves him surviving two 
sons, Harry S. Fuller, general agent of the Northwestern 
Mutual Life Insurance Company at Milwaukee, who is a 
Companion of the Wisconsin Commandery of the Loyal 
Legion, and Fred D. Fuller, a mining engineer, having his 
office in New York City. He is a Companion of the Wash- 
ington Commandery of the Loyal Legion. 

He was active and cordial in his soldierly affiliations and 
greatly enjoyed his membership in the Grand Army of the 
Republic and the Loyal Legion. He was for several years 
an officer of the Michigan Commandery of the Loyal 

He was, during his residence in Milwaukee, one of its 
prominent and public spirited citizens. He rendered con- 
spicuous service at the time of the great Chicago fire as 
chairman of the Relief Committee of the city of Milwaukee. 
He occupied the same position after the Peshtigo fires. 

He was active in religious work and for a long time 
superintendent for a large mission Sunday school in the dis- 
trict inhabited by foreigners in Milwaukee. 

Dr. Fuller exhibited the most wonderful charity towards 
his fellow men, even when deeply wronged. At one time a 


person whom he fully trusted and who was associated with 
him in business, fell into evil ways and appropriated a large 
sum of money belonging to the doctor. When this came to 
his notice he considered all the parties affected by it before 
himself, though his financial loss was great. The heart 
broken wife of the one who had so abused and betrayed his 
confidence, offered to the doctor their home as a partial res- 
toration of the funds, but with the greatest charity and 
with the tenderest care for the innocent family he refused to 
take it and with the statement that they needed the home 
worse than he did, bore his loss without complaint. For 
similar reasons he allowed the wrong doer to go without 
punishment, and, further, he protected the erring one and 
family by refusing to disclose the unfortunate affair to the 
public. This incident presents in the strongest light a most 
attractive side to the doctor's character. 

Enlisting as a private when only a few months more than 
twenty-four years of age it is evidence of the recognition of 
his standing and reputation already attained in his profession 
that he was taken from the ranks and made assistant 
surgeon; and his rapid promotion and the responsibility at- 
tached to the position in which he was placed, show the high 
appreciation which his ability, skill and efficiency com- 

While it was our province, under the hard rules of war, 
to weaken the army and destroy the resources of the enemy, 
it was his to save, not destroy life; to minister to the sick, 
bind up the wounds inflicted in battle and to alleviate the 
sufferings of the dying, of foe as well as of friend. He was 
kind and gentle, as well as a skillful physician and his genial 
presence and kindly manner made it always a pleasure to 
meet him. His modesty and retiring manner prevented 
many of his acquaintances from knowing and fully appre- 
ciating his ability, attainments and worth. 

While we miss his presence and mourn his departure as 


a friend and companion, we desire to express our sympathy 
with his family who mourn the loss of not only a friend and 
companion, but a father. 



Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Ottawa, Illinois, 
June 23, 1909. , 

WE are again called upon to record the passing away 
of one of our most esteemed Companions, Captain 
Albert B. Bradish, who died at Ottawa, Illinois, on June 
23rd, 1909, at 5 o'clock in the morning. 

Captain Bradish was born at Stannard, Vermont, on the 
llth day of September, 1833. He inherited his loyalty and 
patriotism from his paternal grandfather, who served in 
the Revolutionary War on the side of the Colonies. He had 
four brothers also who entered the Union Army and served 
their country with great zeal. One brother was killed at the 
Battle of Perry ville, Kentucky, and another brother was 
seriously wounded at Resaca, Georgia. 



Captain Braclish was brought up on a farm, received a 
good education and finally emigrated West in 1856 where he 
taught school in the State of Wisconsin for a short time, 
and afterward became a master builder. 

The breaking out of the Civil War found our Com- 
panion at Corinth, Mississippi, and being a strong union 
man, he returned to Wisconsin, and being very much op- 
posed to secession and slavery, this feeling combined with 
his love for his country, induced him to enlist, which he 
did on the loth day of August 1862, in Company I., 21st 
Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. 

The regiment left Oshkosh for Kentucky and was en- 
gaged in building and guarding a fortification at Louisville 
until October 1st, 1862, when it left and marched to Perry- 
ville and participated in the battle at that place on October 
8th. This engagement was one of the noted battles of the 
war, and the casualties in the 21st Wisconsin were 41 
killed and 101 wounded out of 663 men, its first baptism of 
fire being very serious. The regiment had only been mus- 
tered in 34 days. The regiment then moved to Crab Or- 
chard, Bowling Green, and to Nashville where it remained 
until after Christmas and then moved on to Stone's River, 
where it did picket duty in that important engagement 
which was fought on the 31st day of December, 1862, and 
the 1st and 2nd days of January, 1863. 

The regiment remained at Murfreesboro until the army 
made the advance South during the Summer of 1863, 
crossing the Tennessee River at Bridgeport in September, 
and then over Lookout Mountain where they had a serious 
skirmish at Dutch Gap. It was also engaged at Chicka- 
mauga, but Captain Bradish has been detailed to take charge 
of an ambulance train, being recognized by his superior 
officers as a capable and intelligent soldier. By displaying 
his ability and good judgment, he was enabled to bring his 


ambulance train, filled with wounded men, through the 
Rebel lines, losing only two ambulances ; for which he was 
complimented very highly. 

On the 25th of March, 1863, he was promoted to Second 
Lieutenant, on April 26th, 1863, to First Lieutenant, and 
on November 21st, the same year, was made Captain. The 
following December he returned to his company which re- 
mained on Lookout Mountain during the Winter. In the 
general advance of the army, the regiment on the 3rd day 
of May, 1864, joined the brigade at Graysville, when the 
campaign commenced, which ended in the capture of At- 
lanta, and it was engaged at Buzzard's Roost, Resaca, and 
Pumpkin Vine Creek, when on June 2nd, the regiment was 
relieved from duty at the front and at the same time our 
Companion was detailed as Regimental Quartermaster, which 
he held until about August 26th the same year, when he 
returned to his company and the regiment found its way to 
the front at Atlanta and West Point Railway, where they 
met the enemy several times, and on the 30th day of August, 
marched to Jonesboro, Georgia, where Captain Bradish had 
charge of the skirmish line. On the 8th day of September, 
the regiment with other troops, followed up Hood's retreat 
into Alabama and afterwards rejoined the army at Atlanta 
and made the famous march with Sherman to the sea. He 
was quite active in the operations around Savannah at the 
time of its capitulation. 

On January 20th, 1865, he marched with his regiment 
into the Carolinas and arrived at Averysbpro, N. C., and 
Bentonville, and was engaged at Bentonville where the loss 
in killed and wounded was an indication that his regiment 
was certainly very hotly engaged. After these engage- 
ments the company moved to Gpldsboro and thence to 
Raleigh, N. C., his brigade being the first one to enter 
Raleigh. After the surrender of Johnston's army, the Cap- 


tain and his regiment moved to Washington, via Richmond, 
and participated in the grand review held there May 24th, 
1865, and then started for home. He was mustered out 
June 8th, 1865, and arrived in Milwaukee on June 10th. 

Captain Bradish married Miss Catherine A. Clinton, on 
December 19th, 1861, by her he had two children, Albert C. 
and Cyrus, the latter having died several years ago. 

He became engaged in stock raising at Menasha, Wis- 
consin, .but removed to Milwaukee where he remained until 
1871. Then he went to Atchison, Kansas, and engaged in 
the lumber business, which he continued in until 1886, and 
then moved to Ottawa, Illinois, where he followed the same 

Captain Bradish was recognized in every community he 
was in, as a person of very strong character and of marked 
ability, and therefore it is easy to understand why his fellow 
citizens elected him to the Kansas legislature in 1876 and 
1877. He was also County Commissioner of the same place 
for the years 1878 and 1879, and also was elected Alderman 
both in the City of Atchison and also in the City of Ottawa. 

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 Michigan, 
September 2, 1885, was transferred to the Commandery of 
the State of Illinois, April 26, 1886, and served as its Junioi 
Vice Commander in 1901. 

He exemplified during his life the patriotism of the cit- 
izen, the brave and competent soldier, the integrity of the 
business man, the domesticity of the family and the stead- 
fast friend. He was equal to every duty that devolved upon 
him either in his military career or in civil or social life, 
and will be long remembered for his possession of those 
high qualities that adorn and ennoble the character of the 


We extend to the bereaved wife and the devoted son, our 
deep sympathy in their loss, which is beyond expression by 
mere words. 

"There is no death ; the stars go down, 

To rise upon some fairer shore, 
And bright in Heaven's jeweled crown, 
They shine forevermore." 



The Commandery never had a 
Photograph of this Companion 


Brevet Brigadier-General United States Volunteers. Died at 
Montrose Lake, Minnesota, August 12, /pop. 

IN the tragic death, August 12, 1909, of Samuel Thomp- 
son Busey, Colonel of the 76th Illinois Infantry, Brevet 
Brigadier-General of Volunteers, the Commandery has suf- 
fered a loss which only those who knew him intimately can 
fully appreciate. While on a summer vacation in Minnesota 
with his family he was drowned, with one of his nieces, in 
Mantrap Lake, in consequence of an accidental overturning 
of his boat. Although seventy-four years ojf age, he was in 
full vigor of mind and body, and seemed to have before him 
many years of peaceful but active life. 

General .Busey was born at Greencastle, Indiana, No- 
vember 10, 1835, of good Americal pioneer stock, of English 
origin on the father's side and German on the mother's. The 
immigrant ancestor, Paul Busey, settled in Maryland in the 
seventeenth century, and the General's grandfather, Samuel 
Busey, went from North Carolina to Kentucky in the com- 
pany of his first cousin, the famous Daniel Boone. In 
Shelby county, Kentucky, the General's father, Matthew W. 
Busey, and his mother, Elizabeth (Bush) Busey, were born. 
Coming to Indiana early in the nineteenth century, the fam- 
ily emigrated to Illinois in 1836, arriving at Urbana when 
the entire settlement consisted of five log cabins in the south 



end of Big Grove. When the public lands were opened for 
settlement the father entered a tract of 1,240 acres, which in- 
cluded the present site of the University of Illinois, and 
much of the ground now covered by the cities of Urbana 
and Champaign. He was a typical Kentucky pioneer, over 
six feet high, of fine natural endowments a militia colonel 
in Indiana, and associate judge in Illinois, and a representa- 
tive of his district in the state legislature from 1840 to 

Samuel Busey was brought up on his father's farm, un- 
der the better sort of pioneer conditions, and attended a 
subscription school in a log house with puncheon floor and 
split-log seats. When twenty-two years of age he went into 
business for himself as a merchant, in Urbana, selling out, 
however, in June, 1862, when he was authorized by Gov- 
ernor Yates to raise a company for active service in the Civil 
War. This company, of which he was commissioned Cap- 
tain, became Company B of the 76th Illinois, and on the or- 
ganization of the regiment, at Kankakee, August 6, 1862, he 
was made its Lieutenant-Colonel. January 7, 1863, on the 
resignation of Colonel Mack, he was promoted to Colonel, 
and in that capacity he led his regiment until the end of the 

After sharing in Grant's inland movement against Vicks- 
burg by way of Holly Spring and Oxford, in the fall and 
early winter of 1862, and his retreat to Memphis compelled 
by Van Dorn's capture of Holly Spring in his rear, the 76th 
was sent down the Mississippi and up the Yazoo to Snyder's 
Bluff, to do rear guard duty during Grant's movement for 
the investment of Vicksburg. Chagrined at the small share 
given them in the great campaign, officers of the division cir- 
culated a petition to Grant to be relieved and sent to the 
front. It was characteristic of Colonel Busey's loyalty that 
he not only refused to sign this petition but expressed the 
hope that no officer of his regiment would so far forget his 


duty, which was to obey orders without question and to 
take whatever part was assigned to him without complaint. 
To the joy of all, the regiment was presently transferred to 
the extreme left of the army before Vicksburg, where it re- 
pelled a sortie and pushed its approaches so near the rebel 
lines that a man could throw his hat from them over the 
enemy's breastworks. It was still further characteristic of 
the sincerity and loyalty of the Colonel's temper that he per- 
sistently declined, at this time, an offer of promotion to the 
rank of Brigadier-General. When told that if he did not ac- 
cept a certain Colonel G. would be appointed to the vacancy, 
he replied, "Well, Colonel G. will have to take it then, for I 
shall stay with my men." To his most intimate friends he 
reiterated his reasons after the war, saying that he knew he 
was doing good service as a regimental commander, that his 
equal success in a higher rank was, of course, uncertain, that 
his regiment needed him and liked him, and that he was 
determined to stay by them until the end of the war. On 
this account he also declined, a little later, the command of 
the post at Natchez. 

On General Sherman's march to Meridian in February, 
1864; in the fighting near Jackson, July 6 and 7 (in which 
his regiment lost over a hundred men) ; and in many other 
operations in the lower Mississippi valley, Colonel Busey 
hardened and disciplined his command for what proved to 
be the culminating trial of its experience, and the brilliant 
end of his own military career. This was the assault on 
Fort Blakeley, near Mobile, made April 9, 1865, when, 
charging at the head of his regiment, which captured the 
enemy's works on their front, he was painfully wounded by 
a bullet through the hip, and by the explosion of a shell 
which paralyzed the nerves of his right eye, rendering it use- 
less for several years. He is said by his comrades to have 
been the second man over the breastworks, and to have com- 
pelled the surrender of three men in a hand-to-hand fight. 


Aftr the capture of the fort, a confederate officer handed the 
Colonel his sword, in token of surrender, when a private, 
stepping forward, claimed all the prisoners for his regiment. 
With a magnanimity as characteristic as it was unusual, 
Colonel Busey handed the captured sword to the unknown 
soldier and turned away without a word. 

Mustered out at Chicago, August 6, 1865, and brevetted 
Brigadier-General for gallantry at Fort Blakeley on the 
recommendation of Generals Grant, Andrews, and Steele, he 
returned to his home, and in 1867 joined a brother in the 
organization of the banking house now known as Busey 's 
Bank. In this he continued active until 1888, when he re- 
tired to devote himself to other business interests. 

Although not a politician by taste or temperament, he 
was elected mayor of his city for five successive terms, serv- 
ing continuously from 1880 to 1890. He also served a term 
in Congress from 1891 to 1893, replacing Joseph G. Cannon, 
who had represented this republican district for eighteen 
successive years. 

General Busey was married in 1877 to Miss Mary E. 
Bowen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abner H. Bowen, of 
Delphi, Indiana. He left three children, Marietta, Bertha, 
and Charles Bowen, the eldest of whom, now Mrs. Professor 
Tawney, of Cincinnati, was formally adopted by the 76th as 
"daughter of the regiment." The General's devotion to his 
old comrades was one of his strongest passions. He was the 
first commander of Black Eagle Post of the G. A. R. at 
Urbana, and was present at every one of the annual reunions 
of his regiment, where he was always a central figure and 
the object of a truly affectionate regard. This note of per- 
sonal affection was especially striking in all the utterances of 
his "old boys," as he was accustomed to call them, when the 
report of his death spread through the town ; but it was 
scarcely less emphatic among his busines sassociates, for 
whom he had often stood as a tower of strength in times of 


trouble. At no time was this fact more manifest than in the 
recent financial panic. He inspired confidence on every 
hand, and his loss was deeply felt by many business men 
who had depended largely upon his experienced judgment 
and friendly advice in the more important transactions. 

Living all his life on the very tract of land which his 
father had entered as a pioneer, and identified as a citizen, a 
business man, and a public officer, with the development of 
his town from its first beginnings, his life was built into that 
of his community to an extent rarely possible at the present 
time. A fearless soldier, an excellent commander, an idol- 
ized comrade, a capable and incorruptible public officer, a 
successful business man, a faithful friend, and an ideal hus- 
band and father, he lived a sincere and simple life, complete 
from every point of view. Although such men must be 
deeply missed whenever they leave us, he may be said, in an 
unusual sense, to have fought his fight and finished his 
course, and to have kept his faith with the world in which he 




Bre <et Colonel United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, 
September 30, 1909. 

HYNES who died September 20, 1909, at his home 
in Chicago, Ills., was born in Ballyglass, County of Mayo, 
Ireland, March 17th, 1841. In 1848 he came to the United 
States, and attended school in Pittsfield, Mass., for a short 
time, when his parents moved to the "farther west" and lo- 
cated in Southport (now Kenosha) in Wisconsin Territory. 

As a barefooted school boy and playground companion he 
was beloved and respected, while later on he took place with 
the High School Alumni. 

During April, 1854, he came to Chicago and commenced 



an apprenticeship on the Democratic Press, afterwards 
merged with the Tribune, as Press and Tribune, where he 
remained until after the breaking out of the Civil War, in 
1861. Quite a number of the printers entered the Eighth 
Illinois Cavalry, commanded by General John F. Farns- 
worth, and proceeded to join the Army of the Potomac, in 
Virginia. In the service he attained successively the rank of 
Second Lieutenant, Adjutant and Captain in his Regiment. 
For a time he served with Gen. E. V. Sumner, commanding 
the Second Army Corps, as an Aide-de-Camp on his 
personal staff ; again, with Gen. "Dick" Richardson, Provost 
Marshal of his Division, and later with Gen. Alfred Pleason- 
ton, commanding the Cavalry Corps, as an Aide-de-Camp, 
and with Gen. Farns worth as assistant Adjutant General of 
his brigade. While he participated in many of the engage- 
ments of the Army of the Potomac until 1864, he received 
only slight wounds which in nowise incapacitated him for 
service. In February, 1864, he resigned from the Eighth 
Ills. Cavalry to accept promotion as Lieutenant Colonel in 
the Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry (commanded by Col. Jno. 
L. Bevericlge), and was ordered with his regiment to the 
Department of the Missouri, under command of General 
Rosencranz, where he was assigned to duty as Chief of 
Cavalry of the District of North Missouri. He participated 
in the battle of Glasgow, Mo., during the celebrated "Price 
Raid" and subsquently joined in the pursuit of Price in 
Missouri and Kansas, continuing until the chase was 
abandoned. In May, 1865, he was ordered to Chalk Bluff, 
Ark., and secured the surrender of Gen. M. Jeff Thompson 
being the first surrender to take place west of the Missis- 
sippi River. His later service was on the "Plains" to inter- 
cept the returning Indians from Gen. Ben. McCulloch's con- 
federate army, and at established "posts" until the regiment 
to which he belonged returned to Springfield, Ills., to be 
mustered out. He retired from the service with rank of 


Brevet Colonel, for gallant and meritorious services during 
the War. 

In civil life Colonel Hynes was enterprising and aggres- 
sive; at one time elected as Mayor of Kenosha, Wis., he did 
acceptable service. 

Subsequently he removed to St. Louis, Mo., and engaged 
in merchandising with varying fortune, and later on re- 
turned to Chicago under an engagement with the late Joseph 
Medill of the Chicago Tribune. Remaining with the 
Tribune for awhile, he took a position in the County Treas- 
urer's office, where he was employed when the final sum- 
mons came. 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 1. 
1902. At times he was associated with military posts of the 
G. A. R. ; Printers' Associations ; the Masonic Order, and 
other honorable and social organizations. In preparing this 
sketch your Committee had access to what are considered 
authentic data, and due credit should be given to those who 
originally collected the facts given. 

We place on record our appreciation of a brave soldier, 
a worthy citizen and a generous friend. 




Adjutant United States 1'oluntcers. Died at Chicago, 
November S, /pop. 

the Loyal Legion, while in peaceful slumber, passed 
away at his home on the 8th of October, 1908. In passing 
from this life into that mysterious beyond, he has solved the 
problem which has occupied the minds of philosophers, 
theologists, scientists, and the wisest of men of all Ages. 

He left surviving him a devoted life companion, two 
daughters and a son, Mr. Harold Willis Letton, a Com- 
panion in succession in this Commandery. 

He was born in July, 1840, in the beautiful little village 
of Le Claire, in Iowa, on the western bank of the Missis- 



sippi River. Soon after his birth his parents removed to 
Quincy, Illinois, which became the home of his boyhood, 
youth and early manhood. In the public schools of Quincy 
"he acquired that knowledge and discipline of mind which 
became the foundation of a patriotic and gallant military 
record and successful civic and business attainments. Col- 
leges were not available to him, but he fully compensated 
for the deprivation of those advantages by indefatigable in- 
dustry and indomitable determination to acquire a liberal 
education in the schools to which he had access, and which 
gave him a high standing in all his classes, and an assurance 
of eminent success which he attained in his manhood. 

Among the achievements of his youth was the organiza- 
tion of a military company that under his command took 
high rank among organizations of that character for disci- 
pline, drill and efficiency. Looking from the present time 
back to the period before the War, it seems significant, if 
not Providential, that so many military organizations of the 
character of that to which our Companion in his youth be- 
longed, and took so active a part in bringing up to a high 
degree of efficiency, were brought into existence before 
hostilities commenced, so that we had a large body of 
patriotic and high-minded young men, superior in attain- 
ments and intelligence, to enter the service, and from which 
organizations our country drew, when war came, so many 
of its bravest and ablest soldiers and officers. It seems to 
us now, as if that spirit of activity in that direction was pre- 
monitory of the need and the preparations that met that 
need when the shock came. 

There was a spirit of patriotism that like an inspiration 
led our Companion, and with the other young men at that 
time, in their preparation for high sacrifice they were called to 
make, and the duty they were called upon to perform. So, 
when War shed its dark shadow o'er our land, he promptly 
responded to the call of one of the greatest of great war 


governors, Richard Yates, and entered the ranks of the 
Fiftieth Illinois Infantry in August, 1861, and was im- 
mediately chosen First Lieutenant of Company C, and 
mustered September 12, 1861. 

General Prentiss, a prominent citizen of Quincy, having 
entered the army, had been assigned to the command of the 
troops in North Missouri, which were engaged in driving 
out Confederate raiders, bushwhackers, and bridge burners, 
an active service and one filled with peril. Lieutenant 
Letton was quickly detailed for duty on this General's staff" 
and took a conspicuous part in several contests with them. 

In the following winter General Prentiss moved his 
command southward, and it became a part of the Army of 
the Tennessee under General Grant, who, finding the line of 
operation by the Mississippi filled with difficulties, decided 
to change his direction and adopted the Tennessee River as 
a better line into the enemy's country. Fort Henry, in 
February, 1862, was the first objective point and brought 
the first success, and a few days later Fort Donelson on 
the Cumberland, with a large number of prisoners, was cap- 
tured, filling the hearts of the soldiers with confidence and 
courage and the hearts of the people with joy. 

These things led to new schemes and "On to Pittsburg 
Landing !" became the slogan. Blankets of snow and frozen 
hands did not chill the ardor of the boys, who were getting 
their first taste of real war. Our Companion never faltered, 
and his youthful military training was now of high value 
and his work went not unnoticed. 

On the morning of the 6th of April, 1862, began one of 
the greatest battles of the war, raging furiously all day and 
ending on the 7th. Men's courage was truly tried. At one 
time during the 6th so great was the resistance to the Con- 
federate advance that three of the strongest Confederate 
brigades were successively thrown against General Prentiss' 
shattered ranks, only to be hurled back again and again ; then 


sixty-two pieces of field artillery were hastily gathered from 
other positions and put side by side in close working order, 
making an artillery line half a mile long. As fast as it was 
possible to hurl the death-dealing missiles, the bloody work 
went on. Not long could any troops endure such slaughter, 
and the "Hornet's Nest" was finally abandoned. For his 
part in this battle lieutenant Letton, on April 28, 1862, was 
promoted to the Adjutancy of the regiment and shared the 
hardships incident to the Siege of Corinth that began on 
April 29, 1862, and ended when that great strategetical posi- 
tion became ours through the enemy's retirement, May 30, 

On October 3rd and 4th, 1862, he aided in winning the 
victory gained by our armies at the Battle of Corinth. No- 
vember 16, 1862, he was detailed as A. A. A. G., Third 
Brigade, Second Division, 16th A. C., serving as such until 
May, 1864, when he was sent to the staff of General William 
Vandever, as A. A. A. G., and so remained until August, 
1864; and then while at Rome, Georgia, on the Atlanta 
Campaign, he put aside the soldier's arms and entered the 
paths of peace, bearing to his Northern home a patriot's 
and a soldier's well-earned honors. 

For a time, like many another who entered the service 
without a previous civil occupation, his mind turned to mer- 
cantile pursuits, but underwriting soon seemed to his liking, 
and he entered the insurance field in Kansas City, and it 
became his life vocation. 

In his chosen profession he filled many positions of 
high trust and great responsibility, and the duties thus put 
upon him were always honestly, faithfully and efficiently 
discharged. He was a man beloved by his associates, 
whether in official or business life or the social circle. The 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion early took a strong hold 
upon his affections, and in January, 1882, he was elected a 
Companion of the First Class -through the Commandery of 


the State of Illinois, and remained with us continuously 
until the end. He greatly regretted that it was impossible to 
meet more frequently with us, but delicate health and ab- 
sence from the city deprived him of what he esteemed to be 
an inestimable pleasure. 

He became a member of George H. Thomas Post of the 
Grand Army of the Republic, September 25, 1895. 

While we mourn the death of our Companion and Friend 
we also desire to express to his family the assurance of our 
sincere sympathy in their bereavement. 




First Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Redlands, 
California, December 22, /pop. 

Sharpsburg, Kentucky, in 1843, and died at Red- 
lands, California, December 22, 1908. His number on our 
roll of membership is 278, and he was elected May 16, 1886, 
his insignia with the Order being 4701. His father, Robert 
Caldwell, was a Presbyterian minister of more than state- 
wide reputation and was looking forward with pride and 
satisfaction to the time when his son would take his place 
in the ministry. To that end, he was sending him through 
college when the war for the Union came in 1861. His 
father succeeded in persuading him to remain in college 



for that year, but in 1862 the boy broke away and enlisted 
as a private soldier in the 10th Kentucky Cavalry. 

In a single day, the whole current of his life was 
changed. He soon attracted the attention of his Colonel, 
who had him promoted to a First Lieutenancy in Company 
B of that regiment, though less than nineteen years of age. 

He was with the regiment in their raid into Virginia 
and their skirmish at Big Creek Gap, and several others of 
lesser note in this campaign. He led his company in the 
fight at Perkins' Mill, in Tenn., where they captured fifty 
prisoners, eighty horses and two hundred muskets. 

In March, 1863, Col. Clark of the Confederate Army, 
raided into Kentucky through Winchester and Mt. Sterling, 
burning Mt. Sterling, and captured one company of the 10th 
Kentucky Cavalry and paroled them. The 10th and 5th 
Kentucky Cavalry, by a bold charge, scattered the forces of 
Col. Clark and drove them back into Virginia. It was a part 
of the 10th Kentucky Cavalry that captured Gen. Humphrey 
Marshall and his famous horse artillery on this raid. 

Companion Caldwell was commended by his superior 
officers more than once for his gallantry and soldierly con- 
duct. Much the larger part of his service was in Kentucky. 
He was for a time detailed as provost Marshal at Lexing- 
ton, where he discharged the perplexing duties of the office 
so well that he received the approval of both the military 
and civil authorities. 

Companion Caldwell was mustered out of the service 
Sept. 10th, 1863. He was married in 1865 to Miss Hannah 
A. North, who died in 1900. There are surviving them two 
sons, Frank C. and Oliver N., and two daughters, Miss Julia 
and Mrs. Dwight M. Swobe. 

From his boyhood to his death, he was a consistent mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian church. 

In his business career after the war, he displayed that 
energy and superior ability which from a financial stand- 


point made his life a success. Mis integrity was never ques- 
tioned, and all his business associates soon became his per- 
sonal friends. 

He was so loving and gentle in his disposition that no 
one who knew him in his later years could for a moment 
imagine that he had ever been baptized in the smoke of bat- 
tle or been a fearless rider in the front line of a cavalry 
charge. Yet in the days of the Civil War, no son of Ken- 
tucky was more brave than he. 

At the border line of this life, we say "Good night," with 
the hope and faith that, when we cross the river, we shall 
meet him again. 




I'irst Lieutenant United States Colored Troops. Died at Chicago, 
January 30, 1910. 

FRANCIS ASBURY RIDDLE, one of the most faithful 
Companions of our Order, departed this life at his resi- 
dence, 1441 West Jackson Boulevard, on Friday, January 
28, 1910, of paralysis, after a prolonged illness. About five 
years ago Colonel Riddle suffered from a nervous attack 
which was the result of the great strain caused by his numer- 
ous professional duties; this was followed % by alternate 
improvements and relapses extending over, this long period ; 
during the last year he became so weak that he was obliged 
to give up all attempts to recover and remained at his home 
under the care of his physician and devoted wife. 



Thus terminated a long and active life during which he 
was conspicuous for his patriotic devotion to the interests of 
the veterans who aided in the preservation of our National 

F. A. Riddle was born in Sangamon County, Illinois, 
March 19, 1843 ; his parents were John Riddle, and Sarah 
Han (Clark) Riddle, his wife. 

He attended school near his home, then entered the 
Illinois College at Jacksonville, remaining until the end of 
his sophomore year, when overflowing with patriotic zeal he 
improved his first opportunity to go to the front with the 
defenders of the Union cause. He enlisted on June 20, 
1862, as a private in Company B. 130th Illinois Infantry 
Volunteers; on December 8, 1863, he was commissioned as 
Second Lieutenant in the 25th U. S. Colored Infantry 
(afterwards 93rd U. S. Infantry) ; on March 29, 1864, he 
was commissioned as First Lieutenant. 

His service was with the Army of the Tennessee, in the 
13th Army Corps, and in the Department of the Gulf. He 
took part in the battles of Port Gibson, and Hankinson's 
Ferry, Champion Hills, Big Black River, the Siege of 
Vicksburg, the action at Bayou La Fourche, Ash Bayou, 
Bayou Teche Campaign. On July 6, 1865, he was mustered 
out of the service and honorably discharged. 

He at once returned to Illinois College to complete his 
course there and afterwards entered the Union College 
(now Northwestern University Law School) from which he 
was graduated in 1867, and admitted to the bar of Illinois 
the same year. 

He was married on October 7, 1869. to Sarah Gallaher, 

the daughter of Reverend William G. Gallaher, a prominent 
Presbyterian clergyman of Jacksonville, 111. 

His widow, who so faithfully and efficiently attended 
him during the long years of his protracted illness, now sur- 
vives our departed comrade. 


Mr. Riddle was a member and one of the founders and 
builders of the Third Presbyterian Church of Chicago. 

He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, 
serving as Commander of America Post and was then trans- 
ferred to George H. Thomas Post No. 5 on January 8, 1904. 

On January 20, 1896, he was elected a member of the 
Grand Army Hall and Memorial Association, in which he 
served as President during the years 1899 and 1900, he was 
made a member of the Board of Directors thereof on Janu- 
ary 18, 1897, and served as such until his death. 

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, November 4, 1885, 
Insignia Number 4142. 

Governor Richard Yates appointed Companion Riddle 
as one of the Commissioners, authorized by the Act of the 
General Assembly of Illinois in 1901, to erect monuments 
and markers in the National Military Park at Vicksburg, 
Mississippi, in honor of the soldiers from Illinois who were 
so active in that campaign, as Companion Riddle had server 1 , 
there during that momentous siege. He took an active and 
enthusiastic part in the work of the Commission which re- 
sulted in the erection of the beautiful monumental temple 
and markers that now adorn that remarkable park. He was 
in fact chairman of the Committee on Design, and it is due 
to his own and his beloved wife's correct taste and knowl- 
edge of ancient and modern art that America has on the his- 
toric field of Vicksburg a most appropriate and artistic 
Memorial erected to those who served in the ever memorable 
Vicksburg Campaign in which are preserved in enduring 
bronze and marble, the name, company, regiment and rank 
of every man from Illinois who took part in the battles and 
siege which brought about on July 4, 1863, the capitulation 
of a great army and the surrender to the National Govern- 


ment of one of the most strongly fortified cities of the Con- 

He was an impressive and forceful speaker, a close 
Club, and the Chicago Bar Association. Whenever there 
was an opportunity to promote the cause of loyalty to the 
lawfully constituted authorities and good citizenship, there 
he was always found actively exerting himself to help the 
good cause. 

His public spirit and efficiency caused him to be elected 
in 1876 to the Senate of the State of Illinois, where for four 
years he served with distinguished ability. He was ap- 
pointed on the Staff of the Governor of Illinois with the 
rank of Colonel. In this capacity he was called upon to rep- 
resent and speak for the Governor on the occasion of the 
return of the 8th Regiment of the National Guard, from its 
service in the Spanish-American war. His address on this 
occasion was replete with historic references, patriotism and 
an eloquence that charmed and thrilled all who heard it. 

His recognized abilities as a counsellor at law caused 
him to be selected as the attorney for the Board of Com- 
missioners of the West Park System, and he gave to that 
service a legal ability and a faithfulness to duty never sur- 
passed, serving in that capacity for many years. 

He was regarded as one of the ablest advisory attorneys 
in the West, and his counsel was sought in many important 

He was an impressive and foreful speaker, a close 
student, logical in argument and gifted with such a fund of 
humor and genial grace that he won success readily and 
drew to himself the warm friendship of those with whom 
he had intercourse among all classes in this community, and 
throughout the State. 

His scholarly taste and judgment was shown in the care- 
fully selected library in his home, where the best of the 
classics and of English literature were found, as well as 



many rare and valuable volumes which were a delight to his 
appreciative friends who were privileged to share with him 
his rare collection. 

The most prominent characteristic of our lamented Com- 
panion was his rigid devotion to the memory of the service 
rendered by the soldiers and sailors of the Union during 
the Civil War; in that he was unwavering, the sincerity of 
his patriotism served as an inspiration to his comrades, and 
his devotion to the memory of our Maty red Lincoln (whom 
as a boy he had often seen and heard) was one of the causes 
which led to the regular series of annual Lincoln services on 
February 12th, in Memorial Hall. 

In the great war for the preservation of the National 
Union, he assisted in the capture of fortifications. In the 
time of peace he assisted in maintaining and building 
churches. When the opportunity was afforded him he as- 
sisted in the creation of a memorial temple and markers to 
preserve the memory of his fellow soldiers who gave up 
their lives that the Union might endure. 

Those who have been privileged to know and appreciate 
the sturdy virtues of Companion Riddle, will always cherish 
the memory of his patriotic energy, the genial comradeship, 
the brilliant eloquence, and the bright wit of our departed 

To the widow, who faithfully devoted herself to him in 
his long illness and who now survives him, we respectfully 
extend our sympathy and best wishes and trust that her 
great loss may be mitigated by the memory of the virtues 
and achievements of the gallant spirit that has gone to his 




Assistant Smrgton United States Volunteers. Died at BrowmsviUt, 
Texas, February 13, 1910. 

SL~RGEOX DAVID HILLIS LAW, for many years a 
prominent physician of Dixon. Illinois, died February 
13th, 1910, at a hospital in Brownsville. Texas. He came 
to Mission. Texas, in January to join his wife and younger 
son, who had preceded him to the South eariier in the sea- 
son. His remains are buried at Dixon, Illinois, where most 
of his life was spent. 

Dr. Law left a wife and two sons, one grandson and a 
baby granddaughter, the latter since deceased. 

The doctor was one of the leading and progressive citi- 
zens of Lee County, for he did much toward the upbuilding 



and development of the county, and with the promotion of 
its best interests his name is inseparably connected. He was 
of Scotch-Irish parentage, born in Xew York City, July 4th. 
1830. In 1838 he came with his parents to Lee County. 
His life was a varied and eventful one. In the spring of 
1852 the doctor joined a party enroute for California; with 
teams they crossed the plains, living upon the wild game 
which they could secure and the milk furnished by the cows 
which they took with them. Some of his comrades died on 
the way of cholera, which was epidemic at the time. Ere 
they reached their destination they encountered the red men. 
and the doctor won for himself a gallant record for bravery. 
Were all of his experience in crossing the plains told, much 
of the story would hardly be credited by those who did not 
experience such a life. 

Four years he spent in the west engaged in mining. His 
recollections of that period were very vivid. He exchanged 
some mining claims for a tract of land but at that time titles 
were difficult to verify on account of old Spanish rights, 
and he lost the land. On his return in 1856 he entered upon 
the study of medicine with his brother-in-law. Dr. Oliver 
Everett, an early physician of Lee County, now deceased. 
Later he entered the College of Physiciins and Surgeons of 
Keokuk. Iowa, one of the foremost medical schools in the 
country at that time. He graduated in the class of "61. The 
Civil War was then in progress and he relinquished all 
thought of private practice. Enlisting in Company A, Thir- 
teenth Illinois Infantry. May 24. 1861. Dr. Law became as- 
sistant surgeon of his regiment, and was detailed as staff 
surgeon for General Curtis, discharging the duties of 
battalion surgeon. Later he was discharged, in order that 
he might accept a commission as Lieutenant Colonel of a 
Missouri regiment, but as the war was then -drawing to a 
close the troops were never called forth and the doctor acted 


as private surgeon for different generals who recognized his 
skill and ability, and, not wishing him to leave the service, 
hired him on a salary. 

His bravery and loyalty to his country were frequently 
tested and never failed. On one occasion he broke up a 
meeting of the Knights of the Golden Circle that had con- 
vened in a hotel where he had occasion to stop. At another 
time he was out foraging for hospital supplies when he 
suddenly met face to face a rebel captain. He realized that 
one or the other must be the captor and he determined to be 
that man. He marched the captain into the Union camp and 
the family have in their possession at the present time the 
sabre captured from the rebel. His military career is one 
of which his relatives may well be proud. 

For four years he served his country faithfully and well, 
and when the war was over and his services no longer 
needed he took up private practice. 

On his return home to Dixon, he formed a partnership 
with his former preceptor, Dr. Everett, the connection con- 
tinuing until 1873, when he removed to Chicago, where he 
practiced medicine for a time, finally returning to Dixon, 
where he re-established his former practice, which he kept 
up to a certain extent until the time of his death. 

In 1861 he was joined in wedlock with Miss Mary P. 
Dillon, who died in 1867, leaving a son, David Hillis Law. 
Jr. Dr. Law was married the second time, May 10, 1880, to 
Miss Dorothy N. Taylor of Chicago. To this union one 
son, James Everett, was born, January 13, 1882. 

In all business dealings Dr. Law was the soul of honor ; 
his word as good as his bond. 

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, April 9, 1896, in- 
signia number 11.437. 


His life work is over, but his record will be preserved 
in the archives of our Commandery in the rapidly increasing 
list of those who "have fought a good fight and gone to 
their reward." 




Second Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, 
May i, 1910. 

a member of the Commandery of Illinois in April, 
1886, departed this life in his home in Chicago, May 1, 1910. 
He was permitted to extend his useful life considerably be- 
yond the allotted period of three score years, and ten, and to 
retain the vigor of a strong mind up to the last. During a 
residence in Chicago covering nearly forty-seven years, as a 
public spirited lawyer, speaker and writer, he contributed 
his full share to the intellectual, moral and patriotic develop- 
ment of our city. 

When on February 12th, 1909, the Illinois Commandery 



paid its respect to the memory of Abraham Lincoln, on the 
occasion of his one hundredth birthday anniversary, Com- 
panion Sherman spoke words which were a fitting panegyric 
to him whose life and work they were meant to glorify. 
These words seem now a worthy memento of the Com- 
panion whose heart promoted the thought and whose mind 
and tongue had the gift of their utterance. 


I never looked upon the face of Abraham Lincoln until I saw 
him glorifying the catafalque upon which he lay, clad in the somber 
habiliments of death, while sorrowing multitudes passed with rever- 
ent tread and eyes moist with the dew of grief. 

It was the most impressive spectacle upon which my eyes ever 
rested. As I gazed upon the striking features of our martyred 
President, and remembered that for four long years he had suf- 
fered in his sensitive soul the anguish of our nation's sad Geth- 
semane, I was blinded by tears I could not repress. 

A few days later, in an assemblage of grief-stricken citizens, I 
said: "In the fullness of time some inspired bard will marry the 
mighty deeds of our country's savior to flowing verbal music, and 
both will become immortal." No bard has vouchsafed that her- 
culean task, nor is it now to be desired. The genius of Tennyson 
or the eloquence of Bossuet could add nothing to the pean of 
praise which resounds throughout the civilized world. No loving 
tribute, no lofty panegyric, can increase the affectionate regard in 
which he is everywhere held. Nothing can augment the imperish- 
able glory which crowns the martyred hero whose name we rever- 
ently pronounce, whose image is stamped upon every loyal heart. 

In one of his sententious utterances Emerson tells us : "The 
gods of fable are the shining moments of great men." In the 
twilight of antiquity one who wrought so grandly as Lincoln would 
have been enshrined among the gods. America enshrines him in 
the hearts of countless millions, and reveres him as the man chosen 
by God to be the savior of a great nation. His divine mission ac- 
complished, he took his place beside the Father of his Country, 
upon the pedestal whereon he had stood in solitary grandeur. 

George Washington and Abraham Lincoln ! 

With these two figures looming large in the limelight of his- 
tory, America stands unabashed in the presence of "the Glory that 
.vas Greece, and the grandeur that was Rome." 


Our Companion was born in Fairfield, Vermont, on 
June 18th, 1832, and was descended from Samuel Sherman, 
who had emigrated from England nearly two hundred years 
before and settled in Connecticut. About a hundred years 
ago his grandfather, Ezra Sherman, moved to Vermont, 
where, and in western Massachusetts, the family became 
notable factors in the development of that Berkshire hill 

The subject of this memorial was reared on a farm, 
where, while acquiring a common school education, he 
toiled as others did. At the age of nineteen he taught a dis- 
trict school. He entered Middlebury College in 1856, from 
which he graduated in 1860, and shortly thereafter became 
the principal of Brandon Seminary. In the spring of 1862, 
he assisted in raising the Ninth Vermont Infantry ; resigned 
his peaceful vocation, and, having been elected Second Lieu- 
tenant of his Company, he was mustered in as a soldier of 
the United States on July 1st, 1862, at Brattleboro. He 
served with his Regiment at various stations in Virginia un- 
til September of that year, when he was surrendered with 
the garrison at Harper's Ferry. After being paroled he was 
sent to Camp Douglas, (Chicago) Illinois, not being eligible 
for further service at the front until he could be exchanged. 
He became tired of inactivity after three months of waiting, 
and left the service upon tender of his resignation, January 
7, 1863. He immediately entered the old Chicago Univer- 
sity Law School, from which he graduated in 1864. In 
1884, his Alma Mater conferred the degree of LL.D. upon 
him, and in 1894 he became one of her trustees. 

Companion Sherman was elected to the lower house of 
the Illinois General Assembly in 1876. That legislature 
passed the law creatine the Illinois National Guard, which 
was organized on July 1st. 1877. and severely tested, within 
ten days of that time, during the railroad strikes of 1877, 
that paralyzed the commercial activities of the entire coun- 


try. Aside from his earnest labors in the passage of this 
law, he also assisted greatly in the enactment of the law 
creating the Appellate Courts of Illinois. He was elected 
to a second term and became a member of the Committee on 
Militia. This afforded him an opportunity to aid further in 
legislative improvement of the National Guard. It is fair 
to presume that his zealous activity in this direction had an 
influence toward his appointment by Governor Cullom as 
Judge Advocate of the First Brigade with the rank of 
Lieutenant-Colonel. He served in this capacity until 1884 
when he tendered his resignation. 

Companion Sherman became a Master in Chancery of 
the United States Circuit Court in 1879, in which position 
he served until his death, impartially, judicially and faith- 
fully. In 1884, during the period of national supervision of 
Congressional elections, he served as Chief Supervisor of 
Elections of the Northern District of Illinois. He received 
full commendation for the skillful and fair performance of 
a most difficult task. 

Our Companion in 1877 was one of the founders of the 
Illinois State Bar Association, and its President in 1882. 
He also was a Vice-President of the American Bar Associa- 
tion in 1885 and in 1889. In Masonry he had reached the 
thirty-second degree, and among the Odd Fellows he held a 
most exalted rank. 

Knowing him to have been ever faithful to the memory 
of the home of his youthful activities and Green Mountain 
traditions, we naturally find him enrolled among the Sons of 
Vermont and the New England Society of Chicago which 
latter society twice honored him by selecting him as its 

The Union League Club, of which he was one of the 
founders ; the Philosophical Society, and a number of other 
social and literary organizations, gave him full opportunity 


for the enjoyment of social interchange and literary growth, 
winch was greatly prized by him. 

The Grand Army of the Republic and the Loyal Legion 
knew him as a loyal and patriotic member. He was more 
especially active in both before either was much known 
outside of "old soldier circles." He has been Commander 
of his Post, Xo. 28, of the G. A. R. and in 1892 was a mem- 
ber of the Onm"" 1 of the Illinois Commandery of the Loyal 

In 1866 our Companion married Miss Hattie G. Lover- 
ing of Iowa Falls, Iowa, who together with their only son, 
(\mafaaatmt Bernis WDmarth Sherman, survives him. 

To them, die widow and son, both of them keenly 
conscious of the good work done by the husband and father 
for flic betid mart and exaltation of mankind, we can truly 
say that we are glad to have been sharers in bis companion- 
ship, and now claim the right to share in the sorrow that in- 
exorable death has brought. We offer "A sprig of Rose- 
mary for remembrance-" 




Lieutenant Colonel United States I'olnnteers. Died at Chicago, 
June 2, 1910. 

OXCE more we are called upon to perform die sad duty 
of recording the passing on of one more of our 
esteemed Companions, the lamented Lieutenant Colonel 
Wilton Atkinson Jenkins. 

His death occurred in the most tragic manner and made 
a very distinct impression upon the minds of his many Com- 
panions who witnessed the deplorable event. At the usual 
monthly meeting of the Commandery of the Loyal Legion 
of the State of Illinois on the evening of the second day of 
June. 1910, held in the rooms of the Midday Club, the 
Colonel was to read the paper for the evening, and the sub- 
ject he had selected was entitled. "The Unrewarded Hero." 


Referring to the services of the late Secretary of War, 
Edwin M. Stanton, the Colonel being very familiar with this 
subject, spoke without notes and after proceeding along 
some ten or fifteen minutes and speaking of the last inter- 
view that Secretary Stanton had with President Lincoln, the 
Colonel commenced the following sentence : 

"Stanton went home happy, Mr. Lincoln went to his 
death, for that night he was assassinated and the entire 
North was in a pall of gloom and the shock and horror of 
the appalling unprecedented" the Colonel then hesitated 
and repeated the word "unprecedented," suddenly threw up 
his hands and fell backwards, dead. The Companions rushed 
to his side, and amongst them were several physicians, but 
alas, nothing could be done as life was extinct. The Com- 
mandery adjourned. Thus the spirit of Colonel Jenkins 
took its flight to the "other shore," in the presence of his 
best friends and loyal Companions. In the words of many 
of the Companions present, a more fitting time or place 
could not be desired to terminate one's earthly career, ex- 
cepting, of course, the family home. 

Colonel Jenkins was born in Carleton, Ohio, April 10th, 
1828. He had passed his eighty-second birthday when the 
end came. His parents moved to Iowa in 1844, where he 
helped his father open a farm. He left home in 1846 and 
went to Louisiana and remained there five years, part of the 
time running a general store and part of the time as a steam- 
boat clerk. He returned to Iowa in 1853. While in Louis- 
iana he saw the evils of slavery and imbibed a strong anti- 
pathy against that barbaric system. 

After returning to Iowa he met and married Miss Eliza 
A. Squier, who now survives him. Later he moved to Le 
Roy, Kansas, where he was at the breaking out of the Civil 
War, in which he plunged with his usual energy and re- 
cruited a company of cavalry and was made captain of the 
same and was mustered in with the Fifth Kansas Volunteer 


Cavalry, Aug. 10th, 1861. The following February he was 
made Major and later on promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 
and was in command of the regiment from the summer of 
1862 to the day of its muster out, Aug. llth, 1864. 

During this service he marched with his regiment from 
Ft. Leavenworth via Ft. Scott to Carthage, Springfield and 
Sedalia, Mo., and then through the Ozarks via Salem, join- 
ing General S. H. Curtis at Black River, where, being 
brigaded with Gen. C. C. Washburn, he made the march 
down White River, participating in the several actions of 
Cache River, Cotton Plant and Des Arc. 

He was given the advance from Clarendon to Helena, 
Arkansas, (Col. Clayton being sick) when after a forced 
march (without rations) of twenty-four hours, he entered 
Helena at daylight, July 12th, 1862. He had sole command 
of the forces attached to his own regiment in the two im- 
portant engagements (Rebellion Record, Series I, Volume 
34, Page 770) at Mt. Elba and La Anguille River, in the 
last successfully repulsing three desperate charges of Texas 
and Missouri Cavalry of greater superior force, their com- 
mander, Gen. Marmaduke, reporting the loss of several 
valuable officers and men. (Vide Rebellion Records, Series 
1, Vol. 22, pages 326-7.) 

He led the column with 400 picked men of the Fifth 
Kansas during General C. C. Washburn's raid to Grenada, 
Miss., to cut the railroad and commanded the skirmish line 
on our right at the Battle of Helena, July 4th, 1863. 

During his term of service he was never reported on the 
sick list, and saving when on detached service, led his regi- 
ment in almost all the scouting expeditions, raids, skirmishes 
and battles which they were ordered to make or participated 
in from July, 1862, until his muster out August llth, 1864. 
Coming to Chicago in July, 1865, he bought out the old 
Stewart House, State and Washington streets, and it being 


partly destroyed by fire May, 1867, it was re-built and he 
opened it as the St. James Hotel, January 1st, 1868. In the 
great fire of 1871 he suffered a loss of over $50,000 by the 
burning of his hotel, corner of Wabash Ave. and Madison 
St. He also planned and promoted the building of the new 
Clifton House, Wabash and Monroe St., and after keeping 
it from 1873 to fall of 1876 was compelled to close its doors. 
He also lost in the great fire a sword, sash and belt given 
him before being mustered out of service by the officers of 
his regiment at a cost of $350.00, with the donors' names en- 
graved on its blade, its loss causing a greater regret for this 
beautiful memento of the regard and confidence of his 
brother officers than the great money loss by the fire. 

Thus closes the record of the useful and worthy life of 
our departed Companion, which is a beautiful model for the 
guidance of our younger Companions. While experiencing 
some of the greatest vicissitudes of fortune he never lost his 
courage and elasticity of nature, and always retained the 
trust, confidence and respect of his business, as well as his 
personal friends. 

He became a member of this commandery March 2nd, 
1883, and was very much attached to it and was almost al- 
ways present at its meetings, which he enjoyed immensely, 
deeply interested in its proceedings and enjoyed highly social 
intercourse with its members. Our state and country in his 
death have lost a tried and a true patriot, Chicago a good 
citizen, our Commandery a loyal and genial Companion and 
his family a devoted and loving husband and father. To 
these the Commandery extends their deepest sympathy in 
this their time of trouble and sorrow. 

"The muffled drum's sad roll has beat 

The soldier's last tattoo; 
No more on life's parade shall meet 
That brave and fallen few. 


On fame's eternal camping ground 

Their silent tents are spread ; 
And glory guards, with solemn round, 

The bivouac of the dead." 




Second Lieutenant United States Volunteers. Died at Quincy, 111., 
June 16, 1910. 

died at Quincy, Illinois, on the sixteenth day of June, 
and in his death this Commandery lost an honored member, 
whose record of service in the War of the Rebellion was a 
brilliant one. 

Born in Fulton County, Illinois, on April 21st, 1842, and 
reared in humble circumstances, he manifested a love for 
books and an ambition for knowledge, to which may be at- 
tributed much of his success later in life. 

At the age of twenty years he enlisted in the 85th Illinois 
Volunteer Infantry and was elected First Sergeant upon the 
organization of Company G. A few weeks later, while in 



camp at Nashville, Term., he was elected Second Lieutenant 
and served to the end of the war with this rank. He active- 
ly participated in every battle in which his regiment was en- 
gaged during his service, and among them were the battles 
of Perryville, Ky., Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Ga., Dallas, 
Ga., Peach Tree Creek, Chickamauga, Rome, Kenesaw 
Mountain and the Battle of Jonesboro. 

At the battle of Perryville he had his gun shot out of his 
hands by a rebel ball which passed through the breech of 
the gun while he was loading it. He at once captured a rebel 
gun wich he carried from the field with him. After the bat- 
tle of Missionary Ridge his regiment took up the line of 
march from Chattanooga for the relief of General Burnside, 
who was besieged by Longstreet at Knoxville. Longstreet 
had attacked the garrison, but was defeated and was moving 
up the valley when Lieutenant Musselman's regiment 
reached Knoxville. Thereupon he returned to Chattanooga 
with an exhausted, worn-out company, many being shoeless 
and with bleeding feet on frozen ground. 

At the battle of Kenesaw Mountain his company made 
the charge with 31 men, eight being killed and eight 
wounded. When within fifteen feet of the enemy's breast- 
works he was wounded in the right arm, but refusing to 
leave the field, took charge of his Company, which he there- 
after commanded to the end of the war, except while on de- 
tailed service or leave of absence. A few yards away from 
him the gallant Colonel Daniel McCook was mortally 
wounded, and Colonel Harmon of the 125th Illinois, assum- 
ing command of the brigade, fell almost immediately after. 

At the battle of Peach Tree Creek in front of Atlanta, 
July 19, 1864, the 85th Illinois crossed the creek in advance 
of the other regiments and moving to the top of the hill 
were surprised in encountering a rebel brigade of six regi- 
ments. A large percentage of the right half of the regi- 
ment were killed or wounded. An order to drop back be- 


hind the bluff was unheard by Lieutenant Musselman, and 
in the confusion of the noise and smoke he did not discover 
the retreat until he was practically within the rebel lines. 
Dropping as though dead upon the field until twilight he 
then determined to make a run to the Union line of intrench- 
ments at the top of the hill and about 150 yards to the rear. 
He was discovered as he ran and the enemy fired a volley at 
him which struck nothing but a "dog tent" which was rolled 
around his blanket. The tent was so full of holes when un- 
wrapped that it was left upon the field as being unfit for 
further service. On June 5th, 1865, his company was mus- 
tered out of service at Washington and returned to Camp 
Butler, Springfield, Illinois, on June 19th and there dis- 

The money which he saved during the great conflict en- 
abled him to realize his cherished ambition of pursuing a 
course of study in a business college, with the result that he 
subsequently became the head of the Gem City Business 
College at Quincy, Illinois, of which he has been the presi- 
dent since 1870. He was the author of a number of com- 
mercial text books and was the recipient of many medals 
from various expositions for superior penmanship. He was 
a devout Christian, an active member of the Methodist 
church and always a strong moral force in his community. 
Unassuming in manner and soldierly in his bearing, he was 
admired by his fellow citizens and beloved by the thousands 
of his pupils who lived scattered over the United States. To 
the latter he was as a father. He was their friend, adviser, 
counsellor. For forty years he furnished those who were 
subject to his tutelage with a high example of citizenship, 
and hundreds of young men owe to him their successful 
commercial careers. 

As he fought with unflinching fortitude and bravery the 
battles of the Civil War, so he entered the lists of peace and 
the struggles which awaited him there. In winning the 


later battles, he never lost an open heart and cheerful mien. 
He loved nature and was never happier than when among 
the trees and plants surrounding his home. While working 
among them he contracted the cold which developed into his 
last illness, and he entered into the final great review of 
those who have passed beyond. While the American flag 
for which he fought so bravely and so well was flying at 
half mast over his college, which had become the greatest of 
its kind in this country, he was buried in beautiful Wood- 
land Cemetery upon the bank of the great Father of Waters. 
To the widow, the daughter and the three sons who sur- 
vive him is tendered the heartfelt sympathy of this Com- 






Passed Assistant Surgeon United States Navy. Died at Front's 
Neck, Maine, September 6, 1910. 

JAMES NEVINS HYDE, Passed Assistant Surgeon U. 
S. N., an Original Companion of this Commandery, 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, 
elected January 5, 1881, Insignia No. 2017, died at his sum- 
mer residence at Front's Neck, Maine, on the sixth day of 
September, A. D. 1910, in the seventy-first year of his age, 
and we, his surviving Companions of the Illinois Com- 
mandery, sincerely mourn his unexpected and sudden death, 
when apparently in full health and mental vigor, and in the 
front rank of his chosen profession, that noblest in the 

James Nevins Hyde was born at Norwich, Connecticut, 



on June 21st, 1840, the son of Edward Goodrich and Han- 
nah Huntingdon (Thomas) Hyde, whose ancestry included 
colonials well known in the annals of New England. Among 
these were four who came over in the Mayflower in 1620, 
William Bradford, John Alden, William Mullins and 
Thomas Rogers, and others were Lieut. Col. William Whit- 
ing, an officer in the French and Indian wars (1693-1709), 
and Lieut. Col. Simon Lathrop, who commanded a Con- 
necticut regiment at Louisburg in 1745. These admitted 
Dr. Hyde to membership in the Society of Colonial Wars, 
while James Hyde, a lieutenant in the War of Independence, 
entitled him to become a member in the Society of the Sons 
of the American Revolution. 

He was fitted for college at Phillips Academy, Andover, 
Massachusetts, entered Yale University in the class of 1861, 
and after graduating with high honors began the study of 
medicine with Dr. William H. Draper at the college of 
Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. 

On July 14th, 1863, he entered the service of his country 
as Acting Assistant Surgeon, U. S. N., although in the 
peninsular campaign of 1862 he had already served, in 
transferring the sick and wounded soldiers of the Army of 
the Potomac to northern ports, in caring for the wounded of 
the battles of Fair Oaks and Malvern Hill, and in the Fall 
and Winter of the same year on duty in the hospitals of 
Washington, as Assistant Surgeon. 

On October 26, 1863, Dr. Hyde was promoted to Assist- 
ant Surgeon, U. S. N., on December 23, 1867, he became a 
Passed Assistant Surgeon. In February, 1869, he resigned 
from the Navy, and after attending the second course of 
medical lectures at the University of Pennsylvania, received 
the degree of M. D. From then on he practiced his profes- 
sion in Chicago, Illinois, until his death. 

His war service was with the North Atlantic Blockading 
Squadron, in charge of the Naval Hospital, Newberne, 


North Carolina, at the Washington Navy Yard, and later he 
was assigned to active service on the San Jacinto, flagship of 
the East Gulf Blockading Squadron, and cruised in the Gulf 
of Mexico during 1864. 

He was then on hospital duty at Key West, Florida, and 
in 1865 cruised on board the Powhatan. In the Autumn of 
1865 he was ordered to the Ticonderoga of the European 
Squadron under Admiral Farragut, and visited the ports of 
the Mediterranean and of Northern and Western Europe 
and the coast of Africa as far south as St. Paul de Loando. 

Since making his home in Chicago, Dr. Hyde has stead- 
ily risen to eminence in his profession, has been appointed 
to many professorships and has added to his reputation by 
many medical works of value and authority, while he has 
been honored by membership in many American and foreign 
dermatological medical societies and organizations. His 
clinics were famous and his teaching may be considered in- 
spired and to all who listened to him most eloquent and in- 

On July 31, 1872, our Companion married Alice Louise 
Griswold who, with one son, Charles Cheney Hyde, a Com- 
panion of the Order, survives him, and it is needless to say 
that the marriage was a most happy one. 

As a friend Dr. Hyde was affectionate and loving and 
ever ready to spend himself for those he loved without re- 
serve. He was a member of the University Club, The Chi- 
cago Literary Club and many others, and his social qualities 
were highly appreciated. He was an earnest Christian, de- 
voted to his church, but with no narrowness or bigotry, and 
his loss to the community will long be felt as a serious afflic-. 
tion, and to his friends as a sweet and constant memory of 
one who lived nobly and died without fear and without re- 





Major United States Colored Troops. Died at Winnetka, Illinois, 
September n, 1910. 

AjAIN we mourn the loss of a loved Companion. Ex- 
Commander Major G. L. Paddock died at his home in 
Winnetka, Illinois, at 1:45 p. m. on September 11, 1910, in 
the seventy-seventh year of life. 

George Laban Paddock was born October 8th, 1832, at 
Augusta, Georgia. His father was George Hussey Paddock 
of New York, and his mother was Rebecca Bolles of the, 
same place. At the time of his birth his parents were tem- 
porarily residing at Augusta, Georgia. 

His forebears on both sides were of early New England 
stock, coming from Wales and England in the early half of 
the 17th century. 



He was educated at private schools, and in 1848 he re- 
moved with his parents to Bureau County, Illinois. In pur- 
suit of his professional education he attended the Harvard 
Law School at Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he grad- 
uated in 1859. 

May 2, 1861, having been enrolled at Springfield for 
service, April 21, 1861, he was mustered into the United 
States service as First Lieutenant Company L, 12th Illinois 
Infantry Regiment U. S. Volunteers, for the term of three 
months, at the end of which term he re-enlisted and served 
until honorably discharged on tender of resignation June 
16, 1862, induced thereto by the critical illness of his mother. 
During his service he took part under Grant in the capture 
of Forts Henry and Donelson, the battle of Shiloh, and the 
campaign against Corinth. During the engagement at Fort 
Donelson General John A. McArthur was wounded in the 
foot, and Lieut. Paddock, who was acting as his aide, dis- 
mounted and cut off the General's boot under a heavy show- 
er of shot and shell, but escaped without wound. 

On June 22, 1864, our Companion returned to service as 
Major of the Eleventh U. S. Colored Infantry, and re- 
mained until honorably discharged, July 28, 1865. 

During the time he was out of the service of his country 
Mr. Paddock married Caroline M. Bolles, daughter of 
Judge Bolles of Boston, Massachusetts, his cousin twice re- 
moved. She survives her husband with five children, two 
sons, Charles A. and George A. Paddock, and three daugh- 
ters, Mrs. Arthur Bowen and Misses Caroline and Margaret 

On finally leaving the Army Major Paddock returned to 
Princeton, Illinois, and practiced the profession of the law 
until April, 1868, when he removed to Chicago, where he 
continued such practice, rising steadily and rapidly in the 
esteem of his fellows at the Cook County bar; he was 
especially strong in insurance and real estate law. 


Major Paddock was elected an Original Companion of 
the first class of the Order by this Commandery in January, 
1881. He became Junior Vice Commander in 1889, Senior 
Vice Commander in 1890, and Commander in 1891. 

Companion Paddock was loved and respected by his legal 
brothers for his sterling character, which was never sullied 
by any unprofessional act or thought, and by his Com- 
panions of our Order for his bravery and devotion to duty. 
He was an earnest Christian, connected with the Episco- 
pal Church, but was tolerant and liberal in his views to all 
worthy and honest believers in other forms of religion. He 
was an earnest reader, interested in all matters of public 
import, and an agreeable conversationalist with a rare humor 
in his social and home life. 

We cannot mourn for a more worthy Companion. 




Brevet Major United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, 
September 22, 1910. 

born at Portsmouth, Ohio, September llth, 1841, and 
died at his home in Chicago, September 22nd, 1910. 

At the beginning of the war in 1861 he was a student in 
the Sophomore Class of Miami University at Oxford, Ohio. 

Answering the call of his country, he enlisted July 12th, 
1861, as a private in Company "A," 39th Ohio Vol. In- 
fantry, and was mustered as sergeant Aug. 3rd, 1861. 

He served with his regiment, participating in all its en- 
gagements including New Madrid, Island No. 10, Fort 
Pillow and the siege of Corinth until in August, 1862, he 



was detailed for special duty in the Commissary Depart- 
ment, where he served until January, 1864. 

On February 24th, 1864, he was transferred to Company 
"D" of the same regiment, and on April 17th, 1864, was 
discharged as first sergeant of Company "D" to accept pro- 
motion to First Lieutenant of Company "C," 73rd Ohio 
Vol. Infantry, in which rank he served from April 18th, 
1864, to June 30th, 1864, when he was discharged to accept 
further promotion to the rank of Captain and Commissary 
of Subsistence of Vols. 

The manner in which this last appointment came to 
Major Glover reflected great credit upon him. In Decem- 
ber, 1863, the station at which Major (then Sergeant) 
Glover was on duty in the Commissary Department was vis- 
ited and inspected by Col. R. McFeely, C. S. U. S. A., then 
serving on the staff of General Grant. Col. McFeely was so 
favorably impressed with the ability and efficiency of 
Sergeant Glover that without solicitation he wrote a letter 
recommending him for promotion to the rank of Captain and 
C. S. of Vols. He was appointed to this position June 7th, 
1864, and the appointment was confirmed and commission 
issued July 1, 1864. 

Major Glover was assigned to many important duties 
during his service in the Commissary Dept. He took 
charge of the first droves of beef cattle sent from Nash- 
ville over the Cumberland Mountains to the Army at Chat- 
tanooga, a distance of one hundred and fifty-one miles. 
With only a few herdsmen and a small guard he delivered 
nearly one thousand head of cattle to the Army with but 
small loss. While stationed at Nashville, Tenn., he was at 
his own request ordered to the field, serving on the staff of 
General R. W. Johnson as Commissary of the 6th Cavalry 
Division during Hood's Campaign. 


Transferred to the 4th Army Corps he served through 
the East Tennessee Campaign. 

In June, 1865, he was ordered to New Orleans, and by 
order of General Sheridan was detached from the 4th A. C. 
and placed in charge of the Commissary Dept. at Indianola, 
Texas, where he remained until the close of the year 1865. 
On January 9th, 1866, he was brevetted Major of Vols. "for 
faithful service in the Subsistence Dept." and on January 
18th, 1866, was honorably discharged, having served four 
years, six months and six days. 

On his return to civil life he at first engaged in mercan- 
tile business, but soon became the managing partner in the 
lumber firm of White, Glover & Co. at Grand Haven, Mich., 
which firm was in business for many years. For the past 
twenty years he has been engaged in the lumber business in 

Major Glover was a devoted and faithful member of the 
Congregational Church, and for the eighteen years preceding 
his death rendered faithful service as a deacon and a mem- 
ber of the Prudential Committee of Pilgrim Congregational 
Church at Englewood. Funeral services were held at the 
family residence, No. 6538 Stewart Avenue, on Friday, 
Sept. 23rd, 1910, attended by a large concourse of relatives 
and friends, together with representatives of the Illinois 
Commandery of the Loyal Legion, General George G. 
Meade Post of the G. A. R., Englewood Lodge K. T. and 
Pilgrim Congregational Church, of all of which organiza- 
tions he had been a member. His body was taken to Ox- 
ford, Ohio, for interment. 

Representatives of D. K. E. Society of Miami University 
at Oxford, of which society Major Glover became a member 
in his student days, tenderly bore his remains to the Chapter 
House and thence to its final resting place in the Village 


Thus has passed to his reward our beloved companion 
Major Samuel Cary Glover, a devoted husband and father, 
a gallant soldier and a most exemplary fellow citizen. 

To his bereaved widow and family we offer our sympa- 
thies, more profound than any words can express. 




Brevet Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, 
October 27, 1910. 

CC/ "T A HE muffled drum's sad roll has beat the soldier's 
-1 late tattoo," for another Companion of this Com- 
mandery, Brevet Captain Edward Augustus Blodgett, who 
died from heart disease at his residence, 2626 Lake View 
Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday, October 27th, 1910. 
Captain Blodgett was born September 1st, 1835, at or 
near what is now Riverside in Cook County, Illinois, when 
his mother and family were fleeing from their home in 
Downer's Grove, DuPage County, to escape an anticipated 
attack of Indians at the breaking out of the Blackhawk war, 
to seek protection and safety at Fort Dearborn. 



His father, Israel P. Blodgett, and his mother, Avis 
Dodge Blodgett, were of the best blood and fibre of New 
England, coming to Illinois in the early thirties from Massa- 
chusetts and locating on a farm near Downer's Grove in the 
then far West, in the sparsely settled region of northern 

One of his brothers was the late distinguished Henry W. 
Blodgett, who for many years sat upon the bench of the 
courts of the United States in the northern district of Illi- 
nois, and whose service there and the opinions rendered by 
him in the District, Circuit and Appellate Courts of the 
United States, have illustrated and adorned the jurisprud- 
ence of America. 

Another brother, Colonel Wells Blodgett, is today an 
eminent lawyer of ability and learning, who, as General 
Counsel and Vice-President of the Wabash Railroad, is 
largely known throughout the United States. He, like all 
the members of the family, was noted for his loyalty to his 
country in the days of its greatest peril and rendered dis- 
tinguished service in the army of the Union. A long time 
resident of St. Louis, he is a member of the Missouri Com- 
mandery of our Order. 

Captain Edward A. Blodgett, at the outbreak of the war, 
enlisted and became a member of Company D, in the 37th 
Illinois Infantry Volunteers. While in Camp Webb in Chi- 
cago, drilling and waiting arms, he was appointed Quarter 
Master Sergeant of his regiment, and as such was mustered 
September 18, 1861. He served with the regiment in Mis- 
souri under General Fremont, and was with it in all the long 
marches, scouts and skirmishes until the battle of Pea Ridge, 
Arkansas. Here he asked to be permitted to return to his 
company to fight in the ranks. His request was granted by 
his regimental commander, General John C. Black, who has 
often declared that there was no braver man, no man who 
rendered a more efficient service on that hard fought field 


than "Ed" Blodget't. It was in front of their line that the 
Confederate generals, McCullough and Mclntosh, were 

August 14th, 1862, Blodgett was commissioned 1st Lieu- 
tenant and made Adjutant of the 74th Illinois Infantry 
Volunteers. He served as Post Adjutant at Rockford, Illi- 
nois, until at the request of Col. Champion of the 96th Illi- 
nois Infantry he was transferred to that regiment and be- 
came its adjutant. He served continuously with this com- 
mand from its muster in until its muster out at the close of 
the war, participating in all of the many battles and marches 
in which it was engaged, the most notable being Chick- 
amauga, Lookout Mountain and Rocky Face Ridge, in the 
almost ceaseless fighting of the Atlanta Campaign and at 
Franklin and Nashville. He was mustered out in June, 
1865, and in appreciation of his brave, faithful and efficient 
service he was given the Brevet of Captain. The title of 
Major, which was always most properly given him, was be- 
cause of service in the Illinois National Guard after the close 
of the war. 

Shortly after his return from his splendid service in his 
Country's and Liberty's cause, on July 20th, 1865, he was 
married to Miss Julia Wygant. To them were born four 
daughters, who, with his beloved wife, are left to mourn an 
irreparable loss. The names of these daughters are Avis 
Hanah, Caroline Wygant, Mary Emma and Amie T. 

In the Fall of 1865 Major Blodgett engaged in business 
in Warrensburg, Mo., but returned to Chicago in 1875. Soon 
after he became the purchasing agent of the ISForth Division 
Street Railway Co., where his fidelity to every duty, his en- 
ergy and ability were at once recognized. Since 1899 his 
services to this corporation and its successors have been ren- 
dered in charge of its real estate business. 

He was prominent in the Masonic order and in the Illi- 
nois Club and other social organizations, and was respected, 


looked up to and loved by all who knew him. He became an 
early member of the George H. Thomas Post No. 5 of the 
Grand Army of the Republic. Here, amongst his old com- 
rades, he found congenial work and a larger usefulness. He 
became Commander of his Post, and in 1893 he was, by an 
almost unanimous vote, made Department Commander of 
the Department of Illinois. 

He was elected a Companion of the First Class of the 
Illinois Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal 
Legion of the United States, February 7th, 1883, Insignia 
No. 2423, and in 1900 was chosen Commander of the Illinois 
Commandery. At the time of his death he was a member of 
the Board of Officers. From its organization to his death he 
was a Director, the Director, it might be truly said, of the 
Grand Army Memorial Hall Association. At -and for sev- 
eral years before his death he was a Director of the Chicago 
Public Library. 

He was among the first to conceive the idea of building 
in Chicago a Memorial Hall, which should be an enduring 
monument to perpetuate the patriotism, valor and imperish- 
able renown of the men who preserved to the world the 
great republic, and to furnish for the survivors of the war in 
which they served an appropriate meeting place in the 
metropolis of the West. It was largely through his persis- 
tent, untiring efforts and great influence that the magnificent 
Memorial Hall exists. Well may it be regarded as his 
fitting monument. 

A truer friend than our beloved Companion in adversity, 
as well as in prosperity, did not live. It is not too much to 
say of him that no man ever did more to help needy and 
distressed old soldiers to secure honorable and remunerative 
employment. Nor this alone, he gave generously of his 
means to the relief of every needy comrade that such an 
one had worn the blue and touched elbows with him on the 
march and battlefield, was all he cared to know. No sacri- 


fice of time, effort or money was too great for him in such 
a cause. 

All will long remember his genial manner, his evident re- 
gard for each of us, his hearty and sincere salutations, his 
warm grasp of the hand, and his optimism and good cheer 
will never be forgotten. He loved every member of the 
Commandery and by every member was beloved. 

"To know him was to love him, 
To name him was to praise." 

This Commandery has lost a most useful as well as lov- 
ing Companion, his family a devoted husband and father. 
To these we extend our deepest sympathy and tell them that 
we share the loss and shall ever cherish his memory. 

Good-bye, Blodgett, Companion, Comrade, Friend. We 
shall miss your pleasant voice and cheery smile. We shall 
soon follow you and may we meet in that happy realm 
where strife is unknown and friendship is eternal ! 




First Lieutenant United States Colored Infantry. Died at Chicago 
November 6, 1910. 

OUR late Companion, Charles Augustus Barnard, was 
enrolled as a member of the first company recruited 
in Chicago, Illinois, for the First Board of Trade Regiment 
(afterward designated as the Seventy-second Regiment 
Illinois Volunteers Infantry) on July 24th, 1862, answering 
the call of President Lincoln for three hundred thousand 
men to serve "three years or during the war." 

The then Private Barnard was seventeen years old one 
day prior to entering the service of his country as a soldier. 

Because of his manly demeanor and aptitude for all 
things military he soon earned the chevrons of a Sergeant of 



his company. As such he participated in all the campaigns 
of the regiment until he was appointed First Lieutenant of 
Company B Sixty-sixth Regiment of United States Colored 
Infantry on December 21st, 1863, when he was detailed for 
Staff Duty, where he remained until he resigned, September 
20th, 1864, to enter civil life. 

Briefly stated, Charles Augustus Barnard was born at 
Norwich, New York, July 23rd, 1845, and passed from life 
on earth at Chicago, Illinois, November 6th, 1910. 

During the major portion of his civilian years his busi- 
ness required him to travel extensively, and it was not until 
he finally determined to make his permanent home in Chi- 
cago that he found opportunity to apply for membership in 
the Military Order of the Loyal Legion. He became >a 
member of the Illinois Commandery on January 7th, 1907, 
Insignia No. 15,253. 

Many of our Companions will remember Lieutenant 
Barnard's most pleasing personality at our stated meetings 
whenever it was possible for him to be present, and it was 
almost the supreme joy of his life to be a member of the 
Loyal Legion. 

This heritage he leaves to his family as a token of faith- 
ful service in behalf of the Union of States. 

To the son and to the wife of our late Companion the 
Commandery of the State of Illinois of the Military Order 
of the Loyal Legion of the United States extends its heart- 
felt sympathy in the loss of an admirable husband and 

"And, when the stream 

Which overflowed the soul was passed away, 
A consciousness remained that it had left, 
Deposited upon the silent shore 
Of memory, images and precious thoughts 
That shall not die, and cannot be destroyed." 


To the Commandery of Illinois this committee, deplor- 
ing the final discharge from earthly service of Companion 
Barnard, desires to record the fact that this tribute of re- 
spect is signed by the only four surviving members of the 
Seventy-second Regiment Illinois Volunteers Infantry that 
are known to be members of any Commandery of the 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. 




Colonel United States Volunteers. Died at Colorado Springs, 
Colorado, November 9, 1910. 

AjAIN we are called to record the passing of one of our 
best loved companions. The records of the Civil War 
contain few names of more worth as a citizen soldier than 
that of George Murray Guion, who died at Colorado 
Springs, Colorado, November 9th, 1910. 

George Murray Guion, son of the Rev. John Marshall 
Guion, S. T. D., was born in Meriden, Connecticut, June 
28th, 1836. He was a direct descendant of Louis Guion, 
Huguenot, who settled in America about 1687. 

In 1840 he moved with his parents to New Britain, 
where he lived until 1854. Three years were spent in New 



Haven and New York, and in 1857, with other members of 
his father's family, he settled in Seneca Falls, New York, 
and there engaged in the drug business. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War, having organized a 
company at Seneca Falls, he was mustered as Captain May 
9th, 1861, and proceeded with his company to the rendez- 
vous at Elmira, where it became Co. A of the 33rd N. Y. 

In July following his regiment was ordered to Washing- 
ton and assigned to Gen. W. F. Smith's Brigade, which af- 
terwards became the 3rd Brigade 2nd Div. 6th Corps. 

He served in the 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac, 
through the Peninsular and Maryland campaigns in 1862, 
and in the 18th Corps, Army of the James, during the 
movement against Richmond, and the siege of Petersburg in 

He also commanded a successful expedition from York- 
town to Matthews C. H., and Gwynn's Island in 1863. At 
the battle of Williamsburg his regiment (temporarily as- 
signed to Hancock) took the lead in the famous charge on 
the right, and for its action in that engagement was, by 
special order of Gen. McClellan, authorized to inscribe 
"Williamsburg" upon its banners, being the first volunteer 
regiment in the Army of the Potomac thus honored. 

In September, 1862, just before the battle of Antietam, 
he was commissioned Lieut. Colonel of the 148th, but re- 
fused to leave his old comrades until the great battle had 
been fought and the enemy driven back across the Potomac. 
In this memorable engagement, Capt. Guion was severely 

As Lieut. Colonel he joined his regiment at Norfolk, Va., 
in Dix's 7th Corps, being assigned to the city defences and 
outpost duty. In 1863 he was promoted to the Colonelcy of 
his regiment, and stationed at Yorktown, remaining there 
until April, 1864, when the 148th became part of the 2nd 
Brigade, 2nd Div. of Smith's 18th Corps. He was assigned 


to the command of this Brigade in August, 1864, and re- 
tained the command until he resigned his commission and 
was honorably discharged Oct. 16th, 1864. As Captain in 
the 33rd N. Y. he took an active part in the following en- 
gagements : Lewinsville, Va., Sept. llth, 186"! ; Lee's Mills, 
April 4th, 1862 ; Siege of Yorktown, April 5th to May 4th ; 
Williamsburg, May 5th; Mechanicsville, May 24th; Gaines 
Mills, June 27th; Chickahominy, June 28th; Savage Sta- 
tion, June 29th; White Oak Swamp, June 30th; Malvern 
Hill, July 1st; Second Bull Run, August 30th; South 
Mountain, Md., Sept. 14th; Antietam, Sept. 17th. 

As Colonel of the 148th N. Y. he was in command of 
his regiment at Swift Creek, Va., May 9th, 1864; Proctor's 
Creek, May 14th; Drewry's Bluff, May 15th; Port Walt- 
hall, May 26th; Cold Harbor, June 3rd; Rowlett's House, 
June 15th ; Siege of Petersburg, June 15th to Aug. 25th. 

As Brigade Commander he was engaged in the attack on 
Fort Gilmore and the capture of Fort Harrison and the line 
of works at Chaffin's Farm, near Richmond, and in the re- 
pulse of Beanregard's attempt to recapture the fort in Sep- 
tember, 1864. Upon his return from the Army he was- ap- 
pointed by Gov. Seymour Brigadier General in the National 
Guard of the State of New York. 

He was married February 19th, 1863, to Adelaide Cor- 
nelia, daughter of Erastus Partridge, a prominent merchant 
and banker of Seneca Falls, and to them were born two 
daughters and one son, Adelaide Murray (Mrs. James Platt 
Hubbell), since deceased, Elizabeth De I^ancey (Mrs. 
Hamilton Garnsey) and LeRoy Partridge. 

With his family he came to Chicago in 1891 and was 
elected a Companion of the First Class of the Military Or- 
der of the Loyal Legion of the United States, through the 
Commandery of the State of Illinois, April 14th. 1892, his 
insignia number being 9484. 

Tn 1906 he removed to Colorado Springs, Colorado, 


where he died on November 9th, 1910. He is survived by 
his widow, one daughter and his son. 

During 1905 and 1906 Colonel Guion was a member of 
the Library Committee of the Commandery of Illinois, 
where he endeared himself to his Companions by his gentle 
manners and accurate knowledge of the records and events 
of the war. 

Upon leaving Chicago for Colorado Springs he enriched 
the library of the Commandery by generous and valuable 
contributions from his own collection. 

He was indeed a "very perfect gentil knight," in his 
personality bearing proof that "the bravest are the tender- 
est, the loving are the daring." 




Major General United States Army. Died at Natural Bridge, 
Virginia, December 3, 1910. 

GENERAL WESLEY MERRITT, one of the most dis- 
tinguished of the many generals of the Union Army 
who were appointed from our state, was born in New York, 
but whilst quite young came with his parents to Illinois, 
his father being one of the earliest editors in the state, edit- 
ing the Register at Springfield, Illinois. 

He died at Natural Bridge, Virginia, December 3, 1910. 

General Merritt's education as a boy was pursued in a 
haphazard way, a limited portion of his. time being devoted 
to the intellectual pursuit of the "Three R's," Reading, 
'Riting and 'Rithmetic, the greater portion being devoted 



to learning the world, viz. : Riding, fishing, swimming, 
hunting and the like pursuits the kind of early education 
that produced a "Henry Clay" and "Abraham Lincoln." 

General Merritt was appointed to West Point from 
Illinois, which academy he entered July 1, 1885, graduat- 
ing in July, 1860, and was promoted in the Army to Brevet 
Second Lieutenant of Dragoons July 1, 1860. His serv- 
ices were on the frontier duty at Crittenden, Utah, 1860-61 ; 
Second Lieutenant Second Dragoons January 28, 1861 ; 
served during the rebellion of the seceding states, 1861-66 ; 
as acting Assistant Adjutant General of the Utah forces, 
June 27 to August 8, 1861 (First Lieutenant Second Dra- 
goons May 13, 1861, of Second Cavalry August 3, 1861) ; 
as Adjutant Second Cavalry, July 1, 1861, to January 1, 
1862 ; in the defenses of Washington, D. C., October, 1861, 
to March, 1862 ; as Aide de Camp to Brigadier General 
Philip St. George Cooke, commanding the cavalry of the 
Army of the Potomac, February to September, 1862; at 
headquarters of the defenses of Washington, D. C., (Cap- 
tain Second Cavalry, April 5, 1862) September, 1862, to 
February, 1863, and of the Department of Washington, 
February to April, 1863, and to General Stoneman, April 
to May, 1863, participating in the raid toward Richmond, 
April 13 to May 2, 1863 ; in command of the Reserve Cav- 
alry Brigade (Army of the Potomac) (Brigadier General 
U. S. Volunteers, June 29, 1863) ; in the Pennsylvania 
campaign June, July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of 
Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, and pursuit of the enemy at War- 
renton, Va., skirmishing at Williamsport, July 6 ; Boons- 
borough, July 7-8 ; Funkstown, July 9 ; Falling Waters, July 
14, and Manassas Gap, July 18 ; in command of cavalry 
brigade November 21, 1863, and of division, April 19, 1864 
(Army of the Potomac) in operations in central Virginia, 
being engaged in a skirmish at Rappahannock Station, Au- 
gust 1, 1863; action at Culpepper C. H., November 8, 


1863, and skirmish at Barnett's Ford, February 8, 1864; 
in command of Reserve Cavalry Brigade (Army of the 
Potomac) in the Richmond campaign, April to August, 

1864, being engaged in the action of the Furnaces, May 6, 
1864; combat at Todd's Tavern; "Sheridan's Raid" to Hax- 
all's Landing, and returning to vicinity of Chatfield Sta- 
tion, May 9-19, 1864; battle of Yellow Tavern, May 11, 
1864; combat of Meadow Ridge, May 12; skirmish of Old 
Church, May 30; battle of Cold Harber, May 31 to June 1, 
1864; "Sheridan's Raid" towards Charlottesville, June 7 
to 28 ; battle at Trevillian Station, June 11 and 12 ; action 
of Darbytown, July 28; in command of Cavalry Division 
in Shenandoah campaign, August, 1864, to March, 1865, 
being engaged in skirmishes at Stone Chapel, August 10 ; 
Newton, August 11; Cedarville, August 16; Kearneysville, 
August 25 ; Bunker's Hill, August 28 ; Smithfield, August 
29; Berryville, September 5, and Opequon Creek, Septem- 
ber 15; battle of Opequon, September 19, 1864; action of 
Milford, September 22; Luray, September 24; Brown's 
Gap, September 26; Mt. Crawford, October 2, and Tom's 
Run, October 9; battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864; 
action of Middletown, November 12 (Brevet Major Gen- 
eral U. S. Volunteers, October 19, 1864, for gallant and 
meritorious services at the battles of Winchester and Fish- 
ers Hill) ; Gordonsville, December 23, 1864, and Ashland, 
March 15, 1864; in command of Cavalry Division in the 
Richmond campaign, March and April, 1865; being en- 
gaged in the battle of Dinwidclie C. H., March 31, 1865; 
battle of Five Forks, April 1 ; skirmish at Scott's Cross- 
roads, April 2 (Major General U. S. Volunteers, April 1, 
1865) ; and at Drummond's Mills, April 4; battle of Sail- 
or's Creek, April 6 ; action of Appomattox Station, April 
8, 1865, and capitulation of General R. E. Lee at Appomat- 
tox C. H., April 9, 1865 ; on movement to Dan River, N. C., 
April-May, 1865; chief of Cavalry of the Military Divi- 


sion of the Southwest, June 9 to July 17, 1865; and in 
command of the Cavalry of the Department of Texas, 
July 28 to November 8, 1865; served as chief of Cavalry 
of the Military Division of the Gulf November 8 to De- 
cember 31, 1865; leave of absence June 1 to September 30, 
1866. (The Division of 60,000 veterans) of the Divi- 
sion of the Southwest on the Mexican frontier under Sheri- 
dan was supposed to have been organized to enforce the 
Monroe Doctrine in Mexico.) (Mustered out of volun- 
teer service, February 1, 1866; Lieutenant Colonel 9th U. S. 
Cavalry, July 28, 1866.) 

General Merritt served on frontier duty in Texas, Wy- 
oming, Utah, Colorado and other points, usually command- 
ing the Fifth U. S. Cavalry, to which he was promoted 
as Colonel, July 1, 1876, as well as various military posts. 
He commanded the Cavalry in the Big Horn and Yellow- 
stone expedition, August 4 to November 11, 1876. He 
commanded the rescue force to the aid of Major Thorn- 
burg, which was surrounded by an overwhelming force of 
Indians. General Merritt's march on that occasion is a 
noted one for speed and effectiveness. He was Superin- 
tendent of the U. S. Military Academy, September, 1882, 
to June 30, 1887, at a time when a great effort was made 
to prevent the upper classes from "hazing" the lower. 

Subsequently he commanded the Department of the 
Missouri, headquarters at Ft}. Leavenworth ; (promoted 
Brigadier General U. S. A., April 16, 1887;) Department 
of Dakota, headquarters, St. Paul; then the Department of 
Missouri again, 1895-97; then Department of the East, 
headquarters, Governor's Island, April 11, 1897; May 16, 
1898, when he was sent to command the Philippine expe- 
dition, and sailed from San Francisco, June 29, 1898, 
arrived at Manila, July 27th, and captured that city Au- 
gust 13th. 

He was then ordered to Paris, France, for conference 


with the Peace Commission and reached there October 3rd, 
returning to the United States, December 17th and was 
relieved as Governor General of the Philippine Islands. 
In command of Department of the East, January 4, 1899, 
to June 16, 1900, when he was retired by operation of la.v 
(64 years old). 

Though possessing the factulty of expressing himself 
clearly and agreeably, General Merritt did not often take 
up his pen; like most successful soldiers, he disliked to 
write about what he had seen or done. Nevertheless he 
contributed various interesting and useful articles to the 
Military and other magazines. 

The foregoing record shows how active and varied was 
the military career of Sheridan's "Right Hand," in the 
valley and in that terrific struggle to head off the marvel- 
ous Lee. Morris Shaff, our most successful military 
writer, in "The Spirit of Old West Point," writes: "The 
Merritt I have mentioned is Major General Merritt, one 
of Sheridan's great cavalry leaders, and with (General) 
Griffin, of the Old West Point Battery, was selected to 
parole Lee's army at Appomattox. A classmate of (Gen- 
eral) Horace Porter and (General) Jas. Wilson, he was a 
sergeant in my first (cadet) camp, and had, I think, more 
of the sunshine of youth in his fair open face and clear 
blue eyes than any other cadet in the corps. I can hear his 
fine tenor voice, now, rising high and sweet over the group 
that used to meet at the head of the company street, and 
sing, in the evenings in cadet encampment.. 

"While I was carrying a dispatch to him (Merritt) at 
Todd's Tavern during the Wilderness campaign, an inci- 
dent occurred that made a deep impression on me. Just 
before I reached Merritt, who was on the (fighting) line, 
a riderless horse dashed back through the woods, coming 
almost squarely into collision with mine. There followed 
three or four men carrying an officer with the cape of his 


overcoat thrown over his face. I asked who it was, they 
told me it was Ash of the Cavalry, who had just been 
killed. He was about my own age, a very brave officer, 
and I knew him well." 

General Merritt married, in 1872, Miss Warren of Cin- 
cinnati. She was tall and graceful and of most prepos- 
sessing appearance. Her manners were charming and she 
was a delightful hostess. She made life most agreeable to 
the officers who had the good fortune to be serving under 
the command of her gallant husband. Her health was 
never good and she died in the winter of 1893 at St. Paul, 
Minnesota. General Merritt married a second time, late 
in life, Miss Williams of Chicago, who survives him. 

General Merritt as a cadet, and better still as a young 
officer, was famous for his ready wit, his apt replies and his 
general good humor. He was the leader of a coterie of 
young officers about the headquarters of the Army of the 
Potomac, viz. : (Tony) Forsythe, Martin, McMillan, Sam 
Sumner, Custer, Keogh, Coppinger, Sep. Warner and 
Gentry, during the first two years of the war, up to Gettys- 
burg; afterwards there were added those who came east 
with Grant and Sheridan, viz. : Babcock, Sandy Forsythe, 
Wm. Dunn, Mike Sheridan. They made a charming circle 
during camp life in winter and which frequently on the 
march was increased by the young Artillery officers, viz. : 
Williston (noted for dry wit), Pennington, Hazlet, Kirby, 
Gushing and others, also by the young Colonels of Volun- 
teers as, Upton, Hall, Henry, McKenzie and others. 

Whilst with increasing years General Merritt lost some 
of that badinage or sportiveness of manner for which he 
was noted, he retained to the last his suave gentle manner 
which was so pleasing to his friends and so grateful to 
young officers. 

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 
Missouri, June 7, 1890; transferred to the Commandery of 
the State of Minnesota, December 21, 1891, and to the 
Commandery of the State of Illinois January 13, 1896. His 
insignia number was 8010. 




Brevet Brigadier General United States Volunteers. 
Chicago, December 31, 1910. 

Died at 

THE bells were chiming out their requiem to the old 
year, and ringing a welcome to the new, on December 
31, 1910, and their echoes dying away, were the glad accom- 
paniment into the Spirit Land of the departed soul of 
friend, brother and comrade, John Corson Smith. Ere 
night had yielded to the coming morn, the spirit of this 
gentle, brave and suffering Companion was severed from 
the body and received its welcome on the other shore. 

Born February 13, 1832, in Philadelphia, and reaching 
almost four score years, no man was ever more beloved nor 
held in higher esteem than he. He loved his fellow man, 
and all who knew him loved him. Coming to Illinois in 



1854, he located at Galena, and leaving there in 1874, thence- 
forth made Chicago his home. By trade he was a contract- 
ing carpenter and forsook that to become noted in a marked 
degree as a soldier, a politician and an enthusiast in fraternal 
organizations. It is a virtually assured fact that no man 
was ever more honored by membership in military, civic and 
fraternal organizations than John Corson Smith, and dur- 
ing his political career he personally had as large an ac- 
quaintance with people in the state of Illinois as any man. 

In 1862, when the war cloud hung like a Nemesis over 
this land, and shrieks of shot and shell were equalled only 
by the rebel yell, he left his happy home in Galena and en- 
listed as a private in the 74th 111. Vol. Infantry. Prior to 
muster he was commissioned by Gov. Yates to raise a com- 
pany for the Civil War. This he accomplished and was, by 
his recruits, selected as Captain. This company became 
Company I of the 96th 111. Volunteers, and in the regimental 
organization he was elected Major, and as such received his 
first commission and muster, accompanying his regiment to 
the defense of Cincinnati in October, 1862, and with it 
thence to the second battle of Fort Donaldson, and later 
Spring Hill and Franklin, Tennessee. At the latter place 
he was detailed upon the staff of Gen. Absalom Baird, and 
subsequently transferred to the staff of Gen. J. B. Steed- 
man. In this capacity he served with conspicuous bravery 
through the battles of Chickamauga and Mission Ridge. 
Upon promotion to the Lieutenant Colonelcy he rejoined his 
regiment at Nickojack Cave, Ga., and assumed its com- 

Sharing in the battles of Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, 
New Hope Church, Dallas and Pine Mountain in the At- 
lanta Campaign he, while commanding his brigade at Kene- 
saw Mountain, received the wound which was to him a 
source of lasting pain and distress to the day of his death. 

Returning to the front as soon as his wound would per- 


mit he shared in the memorable battle at Nashville, where 
Gen. Thomas annihilated Hood's Confederate Army. He 
was brevetted "for gallantry" by President Lincoln as 
Colonel, February 20, 1865, and on June 20th of that year 
brevetted Brigadier General by President Johnson "for 
meritorious services." General Smith's war service was 
continuous from date of enlistment to the close of the war. 

When peace was restored he returned to his Galena 
home. Appointed Assistant Assessor of Internal Revenue, 
he filled that office until it was abolished by Congress. 

General Smith was of Scotch-English parentage, and his 
life a marked example of mingled blood of these people. 
His younger years were spent in labor in cotton mills, and 
at the age of sixteen he was apprenticed to a carpenter and 
builder in Philadelphia and acquired a thorough knowledge 
of the business. In this capacity as a master builder he 
erected several buildings in Galena and Chicago. He was 
assistant superintendent of construction in the erection of 
the U. S. Custom House at Dubuque, Iowa, and other fed- 
eral structures. 

In 1874 he was named as one of the Centennial Com- 
missioners of Illinois, and later was selected Secretary of 
the Board. In 1875 he received from Gov. Beveridge the 
appointment of chief inspector of grain of the city of Chi- 
cago ; served several years in that capacity and was publicly 
commended by the Railroad and Warehouse Commission. 
In 1878 he was elected State Treasurer of Illinois upon the 
Republican ticket. The then new state capitol building was 
not completed, and notwithstanding this, the state officers 
were required to occupy the quarters assigned to them. The 
protections and safeguards in the Treasurer's office were in- 
complete and not in place. A package of $15,000.00 was in 
broad daylight stolen from the counter. An urgent but un- 
successful appeal had been made to the preceding Legisla- 


ture asking for necessary guard railing. The loss of this 
$15,000.00 General Smith made good to the state out of his 
own funds. In 1882 he was again nominated for State 
Treasurer and was the only Republican candidate for state 
offices elected in Illinois. In 1884, he was, by a largely in- 
creased majority, made Lieutenant Governor, and served as 
presiding officer of the Senate the four years ensuing. 

General Smith was a member of and Past Commander 
of U. S. Grant Post No. 28 G. A. R. of Chicago, and in 
1905 was elected and served as Department Commander of 
Illinois G. A. R. In the Military Order of the Loyal Legion 
of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
his was the 246th name enrolled, Insignia 4,140. 

General Smith was Grand Master of Odd Fellows of 
Illinois for 1871 and 1872, and for many years after held 
responsible offices in that organization. In fraternal asso- 
ciations the one most to his liking and satisfaction was 
Masonic. Inaugurated into its mysteries May 21, 1859, he 
devoted much time, energy and ability to Masonic advance- 
ment. Henceforward he became one of the most foremost, 
persistent and energetic workers in Masonic circles on the 

Having become affiliated with every branch of the 
Masonic fraternity on this earth, and by active and honor- 
ary membership held office and positions of trust and con- 
fidence in very many, with his name enrolled upon the 
rosters of the bodies, grand and subordinate, of each and 
every degree, and a co-worker in them all, his name, today, 
remains alone as the most distinguished frater of the globe. 
His membership extended throughout the western continent, 
in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and British posses- 
sions of the East, in Greece, Syria and Egypt, the West 
Indies and the Island of Jamaica. Few, if any, fraters have 
been so greatly honored with Masonic affiliations as has 


General John Corson Smith. He was, doubtless, the great- 
est traveler and best known Mason in the world. 

Passed to his rest December 31, 1910, on January 2, 
1911, private services at his home were held by Bishop Vin- 
cent, following which the Masonic bodies took his remains 
in charge, and they lay in state until the afternoon of the 
succeeding day in Medinah Temple, Chicago. Thousands 
passed his casket with tributes of love. The Knights 
Templar's beautiful services were most impressively con- 
ducted by St. Bernard Commandery K. T. Following this 
the remains were escorted by his Masonic brothers to 
Galena and laid to rest in the family lot in the quiet local 
cemetery. His widow, one daughter and three sons sur- 
vive him. 

His life is his monument. 




Brevet Brigadier General United States Volunteers. Died at 
Washington, District of Columbia, February 5, 1911. 

SON was born at Brownsville, Tennessee, November 
29, 1824, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John 
Farnsworth, in the city of Washington, D. C., February 5, 
1911. He was buried in Oakland Cemetery at Princeton, 
Illinois, his home for more than thirty years. 

Companion Henderson was elected to membership in the 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States 
in the Commandery of the District of Columbia June 7, 
1882, First Class, and transferred to the Commandery of 
the State of Illinois December 17, 1895. He was a son of 



Col. William H. Henderson and Sarah M. Henderson. 
When eleven years old Companion Henderson, with his 
father and father's family, removed from their native state, 
Tennessee, to Stark County, Illinois. When a young man he 
attended the State University at Iowa City, and taught 
school in Toulon for a number of terms. In the year 1847 
he was elected Clerk of the County Commissioners Court of 
Stark County and served until that office was changed to 
that of Clerk of the County Court, to which office he was 
then elected, and in which he served until 1853. During 
his incumbency of the office of clerk he studied law and was 
admitted to the bar in 1852. In 1854 he was elected a mem- 
ber of the House of Representatives in the General As- 
sembly of Illinois and served two years. In 1856 he was 
elected a member of the State Senate and served four years. 
The Civil War was now impending. Companion Hen- 
derson had a wife and four small children dependent upon 
him for support and guidance, but in the summer of 1862, 
immediately following the call of President Lincoln for 
300,000 men, he raised a company in Stark County in two 
days. This and two other companies from Stark County 
and seven companies from Henry County were organized 
into the 112th Regiment, 111. Vol. Inf., August 18, 1862; 
and on that day Companion Henderson was unanimously 
elected Colonel of that Regiment, which was mustered in 
the service of the United States September 22, 1862, and 
mustered out June 20, 1865, at the close of the war. His 
service was with the Armies of the Ohio and the Cumber- 
land. He was severely wounded at the Battle of Resaca, 
Ga., May 14, 1864. He commanded the Second Brigade, 
Second Division Cavalry Corps, Army of the Ohio, for a 
number of months, and commanded the Third Brigade, 
Third Division, 23rd Army Corps, from August 12, 1864, 
until he was mustered out of the service. He was recom- 
mended for promotion to Brigadier General by Major Gen- 


eral Cox and by Major General Scofield, Commander of 
the Army of the Ohio, for gallant services in the Georgia 
and Tennessee campaign, and especially at the battle of 
Franklin, Tenn., November 30, 1864. He was commis- 
sioned Brevet Brigadier General January 6, 1865, to rank 
November 30, 1864. 

At the close of the war, and after being mustered out of 
the army with his regiment, he returned to his home in 
Toulon, Stark County, and resumed the practice of law. In 
March, 1867, he moved to Princeton, Bureau County, Illi- 
nois, and there successfully practiced his profession until his 
election to Congress in 1874. In 1868 General Henderson 
was one of the presidental electors for the state at large and 
cast his vote for General Grant for president. In 1871 he 
was appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for the Fifth 
District of Illinois by President Grant, and served and dis- 
charged the duties of that position with intelligence and the 
utmost fidelity. 

In 1874 he was elected a member of the 44th Congress 
from the Sixth District of Illinois, and was re-elected nine 
times successively thereafter, serving four terms from the 
Sixth District and six terms from the Seventh, covering 
twenty years of service, from March 4, 1875, to March 4, 
1895, and at each convention which nominated him after the 
first he was renominated by acclamation. In 1896 he was 
appointed a member of the Board of Managers of the Na- 
tional Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers and Sailors, 
and served successively as secretary, second vice-president 
and first vice-president of the Board until his decease. Janu- 
ary 18, 1900, he was appointed civil member of the Board of 
Ordnance and Fortifications, and served on that Board until 
he died. 

And so we note fifty-two years more than half a cen- 
tury of the life of our Companion was spent in the public 


service. He was intensely patriotic and was ever mindful of 
his patriotic duties in private and public life, and proved his 
devotion to his country on many a hard fought field as well 
as in the halls of Congress. He was learned in his profes- 
sion, able as an advocate, always affable and courteous, and 
a strict observer of the ethics of his profession. He was an 
honest, generous, able man, sincere in his convictions and 
strong in his adherence to what he believed. His military 
record with that of the regiment and brigades he com- 
manded formed no small part of the history of the great 
struggle for the preservation of the union. "Always hope- 
ful, always prompt, always courteous, a most loyal subor- 
dinate and a most able and devoted leader" was the enco- 
mium paid him by Major General J. D. Cox, under whose 
command he rendered long service. This compliment is 
quite enough to inscribe his name among the noblest and 
bravest of the many heroes who rendered gallant service in 
that mighty struggle for Union and Liberty and Humanity. 

In his early life General Henderson very well knew and 
was intimately associated with President Lincoln, and en- 
joyed his confidence and friendship. In 1855 he was one of 
the forty-four members who voted for the future president 
for United States senator. He admired the great president 
beyond any other man of his time. 

Shortly before our deceased companion was taken ill he 
was invited by the Lincoln Club of Newark, N. J., to deliver 
an address at a banquet to be given by that club in celebra- 
tion of Lincoln's birthday, and had prepared his address for 
the occasion, the manuscript of which was found after his 
decease. In it he quoted a part of a speech made by Mr. 
Lincoln in the General Assembly of Illinois in 1839, perhaps 
the most remarkable of Mr. Lincoln's great speeches. In 
his prepared address General Henderson said, "I doubt if a 
more eloquent outburst of pure exalted patriotism, love of 


one's own land and country, and devotion to duty and to 
principle, was ever uttered by any other man in all the 
world's history." 

But, after all, the crowning glory of General Hender- 
son's life was his high character and great tender and loving 
heart. Although as strong as a lion, he was as gentle as a 
child; although able and learned, he was modest and unas- 
suming. He was kind to all and generous to a fault. His 
loving heart and genial nature won for him in return the 
most sincere love and affection of all who knew him. Kind 
thoughts and kind words were habits of his life, the 
natural impulses of his heart. 

"He never made a brow look dark, 
Nor caused a tear but when he died." 

But our companion's earthly career is closed. 

"To our graves we walk in the thick foot-prints of departed men." 

"Champion of right, but from Eternity's far shore 

Thy spirit will return to join the strife no more. 

Rest, statesman, soldier, rest, thy troubled strife is o'er." 




Colonel United States Volunteers. Died at Peoria, Illinois, 
March 2, 1911. 

Franklin County, Pennsylvania, November 4, 1835. 
He made Peoria, Illinois, his home in 1849, where he lived 
for 62 years, and died March 2, 1911, honored, respected 
and loved by everyone who knew him. 

In August, 1861, he gave his country's call to arms a 
ready and willing obedience, entering the service as Captain 
of Company "C," 47th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers. His 
army service was a most severe and active one. The 47th 
was assigned to the Army of the Tennessee, and participated 
in the battles of Farmington, Siege of Corinth, Battle of 
Corinth, luka, Holly Springs, Jackson, Siege of Vicksburg, 



Mechanicsburg, Richmond, La., Tupelo, Abbeville, Nash- 
ville, Mobile and many other engagements. 

He was promoted to Major, October 31st, 1862, and 
commissioned Colonel of his Regiment May 16th, 1863, for 
brave and meritorious service. On May 22nd, 1863, at the 
siege of Vicksburg, he was shot through the body, the ball 
passing through his lungs and lodging in his back, where it 
remained until the day of his death. Confined to the hospital 
for some time, immediately upon regaining sufficient 
strength he rejoined his Regiment and continued active in 
the field until honorably discharged from public service 
October 12th, 1864. Few filled so active a career in the 
great war and none ever filled it better. 

He came out of the army loaded with honors and took 
up the duties of civil life to meet and achieve equal success, 
being called many times to fill offices of trust and responsi- 
bility, and as a soldier and a citizen he showed the same 
traits of character that lifted him above his fellows; an un- 
flinching discharge of duty, an unswerving honesty and a 
courage that feared nothing but to do wrong. 

With all his fearlessness and force of character he was 
as gentle and kindly as a woman. Approachable to every- 
one. His great heart and ready hand was open to every 
cry of distress. His time and his strength was at the dis- 
posal of all who needed it. He lived for others and not for 
himself, and he made a firm and fast friend of everyone he 
came in contact with. The Military Order of the Loyal 
Legion and the community in which he lived have both met 
an irreparable loss in the death of Col. John Dickson 
McClure. The memory of such a man has a fragrance that 
never can be lost. 




Brevet Colonel United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, 
March 16, /pi/. 

WE are again called upon to mourn the death of an 
honored and beloved Companion of this Command- 
ery. Col. Le Grand Winfield Perce, died at his late resi- 
dence in Chicago, March 16, 1911. He was born at Buf- 
falo, N. Y., June 19, 1836, of Colonial stock, one of his 
forefathers having been killed in King Philip's war. 

He was educated in the public schools of his native city, 
later entered the Wesleyan College at Lima, New York, 
but did not complete the full collegiate course. On leaving 
college he taught school near Buffalo during the winter of 
1853-4. In the spring of 1854 he commenced the study of 



law in the office of Marshall & Harvey, Buffalo, and sub- 
sequently entered the Albany Law School, where he grad- 
uated in 1857, three months before attaining his majority. 
After his graduation he entered the office of Swain & Lock- 
wood in Buffalo. Mr. Swain was at the time the district 
attorney for the county of Erie. Mr. Perce took charge of 
the pleading and office practice of the firm. In the year 
1859 Mr. Perce removed to St. Louis, Missouri, where he 
was admitted to the bar of that state and where he re- 
mained in practice for a period of three months, coming to 
Chicago in September of that year to enter into an associa- 
tion with Judge Evert Van Buren. In this connection he 
continued until the commencement of the war of the Re- 

At the opening of the war of the Rebellion he im- 
mediately tendered his services to the state. The offer was 
accepted, and on April 21, 1861, he was dispatched to Cairo 
with the rank of captain in the Illinois state service, in 
charge of two companies of infantry and a battery of artil- 
lery. Upon his arrival at Centralia, which is the junction 
of the Illinois Central Railroad with the Ohio & Mississippi 
Railroad, he found upon the tracks of the latter line an en- 
tire train loaded with military supplies enroute to the 
South. The war had not as yet really commenced; Fort 
Sumter had been fired upon less than ten days before, but, 
believing that the conflict was inevitable, and holding that 
military goods shipped from the North to the South at that 
time were contraband of war, he seized the entire train, re- 
ported the capture to General Swift, then commanding at 
Cairo, transferred the supplies to the Illinois Central Rail- 
road and took them to Cairo, where they were turned over 
to the quartermaster's department and served to supply 
and equip the Union troops at that point, instead of the 
Confederate troops in the far South. Mr. Perce states that 


he has always believed this capture of military supplies to 
have been the first made by the Union forces in the war of 
the Rebellion. 

Upon his arrival at Cairo Captain Perce reported to 
General Swift and served upon his staff under Colonel 
Roger Fowler as acting commissary until Mr. Swift was 
relieved by General B. M. Prentiss, when our subject was 
transferred to the staff of that commander and remained 
with him until the following June. Incidentally it is in- 
teresting to note that he was present at what was probably 
the first council of war during the Rebellion, the same hav- 
ing been called by General Webster, who was then acting as 
chief of staff under General Prentiss. During this time 
Captain Perce had not been regularly mustered into either 
the United States or the state service, but acted as a 
volunteer, neither demanding nor receiving pay. In June, 
1861, he was offered and accepted a second lieutenancy in 
Company B of the Sixth Regiment of Michigan Volunteer 
Infantry, whereupon he received indefinite leave of absence 
at Cairo and proceeded to Fort Wayne, Michigan, to join 
his new command. Shortly afterward he was promoted to 
the first lieutenancy, and in July, 1862, he became captain 
of Company D of the same regiment. He thereafter partic- 
ipated in all of the regiment's campaigns and engagements 
up to August, 1863, when he was appointed captain and as- 
sistant quartermaster of United States Volunteers. The 
Sixth Michigan Regiment was stationed at Baltimore, 
Maryland, during the fall and part of the winter of 1861-2, 
when it was ordered to join the expedition, under command 
of General Benjamin F. Butler, to capture New Orleans. 
The regiment left Newport News, Virginia, the day before 
the Confederate ram Merrimac came out of the Elizabeth 
river and attacked and sunk the frigate Cumberland, and 
captured and burned the sailing frigate Congress of the 


Union squadron. The regiment lay at the mouth of the 
Mississippi, on the ship Great Republic, during the passage 
of Forts St. Philip and Jackson, and arrived at New Or- 
leans May 2, 1862. All of the subsequent service of our 
subject was in the Department of the Gulf and the Depart- 
ment of West Mississippi, under Generals Butler, Banks 
and Canby. He participated in the Red river campaign 
and in the siege of Port Hudson. He took part in the 
battle at Baton Rouge and in the two assaults upon Port 
Hudson, besides thirteen minor engagements. In May, 
1863, he was brevetted major for gallant and meritorious 
service in the field at the battle of Port Hudson, and at the 
close of the war was brevetted lieutenant colonel and 
colonel. At his own request he was honorably discharged, 
in August, 1865, by reason of the close of the war. 

Colonel Perce then established himself in the practice of 
law at Natchez, Mississippi, and in 1867, upon the recom- 
mendation of the entire bar of his district, he was ap- 
pointed register of bankruptcy for the southern district of 
Mississippi, which position he retained until 1869. He took 
an active interest in the work of reconstruction of the 
southern states, and in 1868 he was elected to Congress 
from his district, but as the state had not yet been read- 
mitted to the Union he did not take his seat. The next 
year, however, Mississippi having been readmitted to the 
Union in the meantime, he was elected to the Forty-first 
Congress on the Republican ticket for the Sixth Congres- 
sional district of Mississippi, and was his own successor in 
the Forty-second Congress. In the latter Congress he was 
made chairman of the committee on education and labor, 
and as such prepared and reported to the house the first 
educational bill ever presented to either house of Congress 
having specific reference to the support of common 


schools. This bill was debated during the morning hour for 
over six weeks, the Democratic party opposing it as an in- 
vasion of the rights of the states and as contrary to the 
provisions of the constitution. On both the Republican and 
Democratic sides every prominent member of the House of 
Representatives took part in the debate, and the bill was 
finally passed by a majority of twenty-six. The principal 
feature of the measure was the appropriation of all pro- 
ceeds of public lands of the United States to the establish- 
ment of an educational fund to be distributed among the 
different states upon the basis of the illiteracy of the citi- 
zens of the several states, as determined by the general 
census as from time to time made, thus furnishing to each 
state an incentive to active work along educational lines. 
The bill was distinctively a Southern measure, and would 
have furnished, if finally passed, ample means for the 
education of the colored population, then recently clothed 
with political powers. The measure was antagonized in 
the Senate by Senator Morrill, of Vermont, in the interest 
of the agricultural colleges, and was ultimately defeated in 
the higher branch of the Congressional body. Colonel 
Perce was the author and so-called father of the legisla- 
tion to stamp out the Ku Klux organizations of the South. 
As a matter of personal interest it may be stated that 
while in Congress Colonel Perce introduced a bill making 
Thanksgiving Day a national holiday. The measure did not 
become a law, but during the discussion of this bill he 
learned for the first time of a tradition of his family. More 
than two hundred years before the supply ship Lion, com- 
manded by Captain William Perce (heretofore mentioned) 
and laden with necessary winter supplies for the colonists 
at Plymouth, was long overdue, and, it was feared, lost. 
Under these circumstances Governor Bradford issued a 
proclamation appointing the last Thursday in November as 


a day of humiliation and prayer for the safe arrival of the 
ship. On the morning of the day appointed the ship with 
its supplies arrived in port, and the day of humiliation and 
prayer was transformed to one of thanksgiving and re- 
joicing. This was the first Thanksgiving Day observed in 
America, and there is an element of peculiar consistency in 
reverting to the part taken by our subject in perpetuating 
the national observance of Thanksgiving Day, in the estab- 
lishment of which his forefathers played so important a 

In the year 1873 the College of William and Mary con- 
ferred upon Colonel Perce the degree of Doctor of Laws. 
In the following year he once more took up his abode in 
Chicago, where he has ever since been actively engaged in 
the practice of his profession, having for some years con- 
fined his practice to corporation law. 1 In connection with 
his practice he was president of the Union Elevated Rail- 
road Company, then engaged in the construction of an 
elevated road forming the loop in the business center of 
Chicago, which constitutes the terminal of all the elevated 
lines entering the center of the city. Colonel Perce invested 
extensively in local realty, and within the past decade aided 
in the substantial improvement of the Garden City by the 
erection of several fine business blocks of modern design 
and construction. In addition to these interests he was 
concerned in various other enterprises. 

His career is an exemplification of the varied life of 
many men in America of his time, and perhaps hardly pos- 
sible in any other land. 

On the 14th of November, 1867, at Mt. Calvary Church, 
Baltimore, Maryland, Colonel Perce was united in marriage 
to Sarah Murray Wallace, the daughter of Captain William 
Wallace of Baltimore, Maryland, who was an extensive 
ship owner and in early life was known as one of the most 


successful masters in the Canton and Liverpool trade. Cap- 
tain Wallace and his wife, nee Sarah Gait, were intensely 
Union in thein sentiments, and during the war of the Re- 
bellion the captain tendered his services to the Government 
and commanded several of the finest transports in the serv- 
ice of the United States. Mrs. Perce partook of the loyal 
proclivities of her parents, and, notwithstanding her youth, 
was particularly active and zealous in all the home work of 
the noble and patriotic women of Baltimore. She was cor- 
responding secretary of the Sanitary Fair, held at Balti- 
more during the war. She is a woman of great culture, of 
gracious refinement and marked individuality. Colonel and 
Mrs. Perce are .the parents of six children, namely : Sarah 
Cornelia, Hyde Wallace, Frances Cora, Mary Elizabeth, 
Ethel and Le Grand W, Jr. 

Colonel Perce always took an active interest in this 
Commandery and was its Commander in 1909 and 1910 ; 
also took an active part in the Grand Army of the Republic ; 
was Commander of the U. S. Grant Post, No. 28, for sev- 
eral years and was a member of that organization at his 
death. He was a charter member of the Union Veteran 
League and its first president; also a member of the Bar 
Association of this city. 

By his death this Commandery has lost a true and loved 
Companion ; his country a brave and loyal defender ; the 
community a useful and patriotic citizen, and his family a 
devoted and loving husband and father. To them we ex- 
tend our deepest sympathy. 




Captain United States Volunteers. Died at Chicago, June 18, 1911. 

ON the morning of June 18, 1911, Sylvester Tunnicliff 
Smith, a Companion of this Commandery since De- 
cember, 1900, passed over to the great majority. 

He was born in Buffalo, N. Y., June 20, 1839, and went 
to Kansas when it was still a territory. As a young man in 
New York he had had considerable experience in military 
tactics, and, a year before the war, was chosen captain of 
the Buffalo Home Guards, and when he took his company 
to the State Fair at Albany, his men won the first prize in 
competition with many of the crack organizations in the 
Empire State. In April, 1861, he enlisted as a private in 
Co. B, 1st Kansas Vol. Inf., and July 11, 1862, was pro- 



moted to second lieutenant, Co. H, same regiment, and to 
captain Oct. 22, 1862. Was mustered out, on surgeon's 
certificate of disability, April, 1863. 

Companion Smith served continuously with his regi- 
ment from date of enlistment to date of muster out, except 
from October, 1862, to May, 1863, during which time he 
served on the staff of General George W. Deitzler, and in 
the 13th, 15th, 16th and 19th corps. He was in all the en- 
gagements in which the First Kansas participated during 
his term of service with them. At the battle of Wilson's 
Creek he was thrown from his horse and received injuries 
which resulted in a slight paralysis of the left leg, from 
which he suffered until the day of his death. He received 
from the general commanding commendation for his gal- 
lantry and bravery in this engagement. 

In February, 1864, Capt. Smith commenced his railroad 
career as general accountant and cashier of the Union 
Pacific Railway, Eastern Division (subsequently known 
as the Kansas Pacific Railway), becoming auditor in 1866, 
remaining in that position until 1878, when he became re- 
ceiver of the road. When the Union Pacific took control of 
the Kansas Pacific he became superintendent of the latter 
road, and in 1884 was promoted to be general superintend- 
ent of the Union Pacific R. R., with his headquarters at 
Omaha. This position he resigned to become associated 
with the late D. H. Moffat in the building of the Denver 
and Rio Grande R. R. Mr. Moffat had a very high regard 
for Capt. Smith and intrusted most of the duties of the 
presidency to him. 

Old residents of Colorado say that Capt. Smith's energy 
and foresight were largely responsible for the present 
development of the Denver & Rio Grande R. R. He after- 
wards built the Florence & Crinple Creek Railroad. In 
1901-1902 Mr. Moffat induced Mr. Smith to join with him 
in the building of the Moffat road, and he became president 


of the Colorado-Utah Construction Co. About five years 
ago he permanently retired from business, since which time 
he had been much of an invalid. 

Capt. Smith, whether as an officer in the army or as a 
railroad official, was a born leader of men. He was a dis- 
ciplinarian who combined firmness with courtesy and kind- 
ness, and his men obeyed, respected and loved him. Old 
associates say that they never knew a railroad man who so 
easily won the respect, friendship and esteem, not only of 
the officers of the roads with which he had been connected, 
but of train crews, track and construction gangs and other 

Capt. Smith had been a widower many years, and left 
no children, but a host of friends hold him in loving and 
loyal remembrance, and the words of the poet can well be 
applied to our late Companion : 

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." 




Brevet Brigadier General United States Volunteers. 
Chicago, August 10, 1911 

Died at 

AGAIN "death with friendly care" has invaded our 
ranks and has removed from earthly scenes Colonel 
and Brevet Brigadier General Alvred Bayard Nettleton. 

Companion Nettleton enlisted at Cleveland, Ohio, as a 
private soldier in the 2nd Regiment Ohio Cavalry in Sep- 
tember, 1861. 

Upon the election of Company officers, although a 
stranger to most of the men, he was chosen First Lieuten- 
ant. The regiment was recruited almost wholly from the 
Connecticut Western-Reserve and numbered twelve hun- 
dred men. They were largely farmer boys, students and 



tradesmen from 18 to 23 years of age, self reliant, reared in 
the atmosphere of Puritan obedience and rugged courage, 
and gave the promise of a distinguished record which more 
than four years of service brilliantly fulfilled. Col. Charles 
Doubleday, who had already achieved distinction as a 
soldier, was appointed to its command. 

Lieut. Nettleton served with his regiment in the Army 
of the Frontier through the campaign of 1862 in South- 
western Missouri, Arkansas and Indian Territory and par- 
ticipated in all its activities and engagements, which in- 
cluded a successful encounter with Quantrell's band at In- 
dependence, Missouri, on Feb. 22nd, the movement of Gen- 
eral Blunt into Arkansas in October and the Battle of 
Prairie Grove, Ark., in December. Those who survived the 
severities of these vigorous marches, the heat, bad water 
and poor food became seasoned veterans. 

The regiment having been reorganized was transferred 
to the Army of the Ohio in the spring of 1863 and at once 
began active service in Eastern Kentucky. Col. A. V. 
Kautz of the regular army succeeded Col. Doubleday, re- 

Lieutenant Nettleton was promoted Captain in March, 
1862, and in June, 1863, reached the rank of Major. 

The early activities of the Cavalry of the Army of the 
Ohio in which Major Nettleton participated with his com- 
mand, were, beside the frequent forays across the Cumber- 
land River, and in encounters with Pegram's forces in the 
mountains, the long chase of Gen. Morgan and his raiders 
of nearly a thousand miles across Kentucky, Indiana and 
Ohio, fighting the battle of Buffington, Island in Ohio and 
the dispersion and capture of Morgan's entire force. 

In September Gen. Burnside crossed the Cumberland 
Mountains into East Tennessee and opened the rugged cam- 
paign which restored that valley again to the Union. 

The work of the cavalry was constant in marches night 


and day and in frequent encounters with the enemy, in en- 
gagements and battles of Cumberland Gap, Jonesboro, 
Rheatown, Blountville, Bulls Gap, Blue Springs, Walker's 
Ford, Bean's Station, Elaine's Cross Roads, Morristown 
and Dandridge. During the siege of Knoxville the cavalry 
operated against Wheeler's cavalry along the Clinch and 
Holston Rivers. On the cold New Year's Day of 1864, 
while in battle line at Strawberry Plains, the regiment and 
Major Nettleton with it, re-enlisted as veterans and went 
on veteran furlough to Ohio. 

When General Burnside was transferred to the Army 
of the Potomac in the spring of 1864, he attached the Sec- 
ond Ohio Cavalry to the Ninth Army Corps, and with that 
Corps it served and fought through the battles of the Wil- 
derness and Spottyslvafna. At Piney Branch Church in the 
Wilderness, Major Nettleton, commanding the regiment in 
the temporary absence of the Lieutenant Colonel, achieved 
distinction in resisting a charge of the enemy, honorable 
mention of which was made in the Commanding Officer's 
report. At Cold Harbor, the Second Ohio was transferred 
to General Sheridan's Cavalry Corps, and assigned to Gen. 
Mclntosh's 1st Brigade of the 3rd Division. The Regiment 
at once took a high rank in the Corps by a charge it made 
at Hanover Court House under the eyes of Generals Sheri- 
dan and Wilson, and by its valorous service the next day at 
Ashland Station, in both of which engagements Major Net- 
tleton displayed rare qualities as a commander of ability 
and courage in battle. And almost daily in the passage of 
the army from Cold Harbor to the south bank of the James 
River, the Regiment with its Division was sharply engaged 
with the enemy's cavalry and infantry; St. Mary's Church 
was a memorable place in those encounters where every 
officer and soldier did distinguished service. 

In August. 1864, the 1st and 3d Divisions of Cavalry 
were sent with Gen. Sheridan to the Shenandoah to drive 


Early and his army out of the Valley. Space here is too 
limited to more than mention the names of the illustrious 
actions of that brilliant campaign in which Major Nettle- 
ton, promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 
Regiment, was conspicuous for ability and courage; Win- 
chester, Summit Point, Hall Town, Kearneyville, Abra- 
ham's Creek, Battle of the Opequan, Fisher Hill, Cedar 
Creek, Tom's Brook, Lacy's Spring and Waynesboro, came 
in rapid succession, and the Shenandoah Valley was freed 
from the presence of any armed foe to the Union. Of the 
service of Lieutenant Colonel Nettleton in that campaign 
and of the regiment, Gen. Custer in a letter to Gen. Brough 

"The Second Ohio has been under my command in the 
Third Division for several months and has been repeatedly 
engaged with the enemy. Upon all such occasions their 
conduct has been most gallant and deserving praise. I have 
known this regiment to hold positions against vastly 
superior forces of the enemy under circumstances which 
most regiments would have considered as warranting a re- 
treat ; and I take pleasure in assuring your Excellency that 
in my entire Division I have no regiment in which I repose 
a greater confidence than the Second Ohio. During this 
period the regiment has been under the immediate command 
of Lieutenant Colonel Nettleton, under whose brave and 
skillful management it has achieved a reputation for cour- 
age and efficiency second to none in the service. I consider 
Lieut. Colonel Nettleton as without a superior, in this army 
as regards to the necessary qualifications of a good Cavalry 

On April 22nd, 1865, Colonel Nettleton was promoted 
to full rank of Colonel and after the Grand Review at 
Washington was ordered to the Southwest, a part of the 
force sent under Gen. Sheridan to observe the operations of 


Maximilian in Mexico. On the 13th of June, 1865, he re- 
signed his commission and returned to private life. Later, 
and upon the recommendations of Generals Custer and 
Merritt, he was commissioned Brevet Brigadier General for 
gallant and meritorious service, which commission was 
dated 13th of March, 1865. 

Although in more than seventy engagements, some of 
them the great battles of the War, and always in the thick 
of the fight, he was never wounded, although two horses 
were shot under him in one battle ; neither was he ever sick 
or disabled for duty. He was always ready and cheerful in 
his obedience to orders, and his men had implicit confidence 
in his own ready courage and his ability to lead them; they 
never faltered. 

He studied law after the war, but practiced little, enter- 
ing journalism. He was editor and part proprietor of sev- 
eral papers in the middle West as well as the Philadelphia 
Inquirer, and was the founder and editor of the Minneapolis 
Daily Tribune. 

In 1868 he was a delegate to the Republican National 
Convention and later was associated with Jay Cooke in the 
building of the Northern Pacific Railway. He was a mem- 
ber of the Anti-Saloon Republican National Convention, 
and in 1890 was Assistant Secretary of the United States 
Treasury and Acting Treasurer three years later, follow- 
ing the death of Secretary Windom. He was also a member 
of the Commission which directed the World's Columbian 
Exposition, was head of the United States Immigration 
Bureau for two years and President of the Franklin Re- 
search Club for a time. 

He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic 
and a Companion of the Illinois Commandery of the Mili- 
tary Order of the- Loyal Legion of the United States. 

He was warmly interested in the work of the National 


Association of Volunteer Officers of the Civil War, and at 
the time of his death was Chairman of the Executive Com- 
mittee of that Association. 

One of the products of his literary work was : "Trusts 
or Competition," and he was the author of many more 
books, pamphlets and magazine articles dealing with sim- 
ilar subjects, and was for 22 years a Trustee of Oberlin 

General Nettleton was a man of singularly pure life 
and character, and to him the path of duty and action was 
always an open way, as if he saw the end from the begin- 
ning. Action was his atmosphere. He had marvelous dis- 
cernment of the sympathetic side of character, and thus he 
eternally bound to himself those who rejoiced to follow his 
leadership. It was so in his army service. If the battle 
was on, he was more than in the front; he pervaded his 
whole command. Such was his service at Bean Station, 
Tenn., in withstanding the fierce onset of a division of 
Longstreet's Corps. So it seemed to those who beheld in 
that sublime and dread moment Nettleton at the head of his 
regiment riding at the wild sabre charge against Ramseur's 
Division of Infantry in the gray dawn of day at the open- 
ing of Sheridan's first great battle in the Valley, hurled as 
on to an altar of sacrifice, to stay if possible only for one 
moment, the oncoming doom. Rider and horse went down 
as successively they struck the enemy ; but Ramseur's ad- 
vance was stopped and the vital position held. 

And so it has been in his life through all the years 
since the War; no matter what the vicissitude' of fortune or 
emergency of condition that confronted him, with buoyant, 
hopeful cheerfulness he has taken the turn in the road and 
set forward with heroic fortitude, with undimmed recogni- 
tion of God's opportunity before him, and undiminished 
faith in himself to achieve. 


An unsuspected disease of the arteries developed, and 
on Aug. 10th, 1911, he bade farewell to the scenes of his 
earthly activities. He was buried in a lot of his own selec- 
tion in beautiful Arlington with military honors, and as the 
bugle sounded the farewell call surely "All the trumpets 
sounded for him on the other side." 




List of deceased Companions of whom no memorials 
have been filed. 

Commandery No. 942, Insignia No. 12,663. 

Died at Peoria, Sept. 4, 1902. 

First Class by inheritance. Nephew of, and eligibility 
derived from James Wolfe Brackett, Major and Surgeon 
9th Illinois Cavalry, U. S. V., who died March 21, 1886. 

Elected Nov. 2, 1899. 

Commandery No. 839. 

Major and Paymaster and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, U. 
S. V. Died at Chicago, May 31, 1905. 

Entered the service as Major and Paymaster U. S. V., 
Feb. 23, 1864; Brevet Lieut. Col., U. S. V. "for faithful 
and meritorious service," Nov. 27, 1865; honorably dis- 
charged Nov. 1, 1886. 

War service in Minnesota, with Army of the Potomac, 
and in Kansas, Missouri and as Chief Paymaster, District 
of the Plains. 

Elected (Minnesota) Feb. 22, 1892. First Class. In- 
signia No. 9,357. Chicago. 

Transferred to Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
Jan. 20, 1897. 



Commandery No. 394. 

Second Lieutenant 12th Illinois Infantry U. S. V. Died 
at Ottawa, 111., Sept. 21, 1905. 

Entered the service (enrolled) as private Co. B, 12th 
111. Inf. U. S. V., -April 22, 1861; mustered May 2, 1861; 
1st Sergt. Aug. 1, 1861; 2nd Lieut. Feb. 16, 1862; honor- 
ably discharged on tender of resignation on account of 
wounds received in action, Jan. 19, 1863. 

War service with the Army of the Tennessee. 

Elected June 14, 1888. First Class. Insignia No. 6399. 
Ottawa, 111. 

Commandery No. 697. 

First Lieutenant 2nd Illinois Cavalry, U. S. V. Died at 
Outing, Washington, Jan. 17, 1906. 

Entered the service as 1st Lieut. Co. E, 2nd 111. Cav. U. 
S. V., Aug. 12, 1861, and honorably discharged March 11, 
1862, on tender of resignation on account of sickness. 

War service at Fort Belmont and Fort Donelson. 

Elected Dec. 14, 1893. First Class. Insignia No. 
10,359. Waitsburg, Wash. 


Commandery No. 617. 

Colonel 6th Illinois Cavalry, U. S. V. Died at Olney, 
111., Aug. 28, 1906. 

Entered the service (enrolled) April 20, 1861; mus- 
tered in as Capt. Co. D, 8th 111. Inf., U. S. V., April 25, 
1861 ; resigned May 25, 1861 ; served as private in same Co. 
until July 25, 1861 ; then discharged at expiration of term 
of service; 1st Lieut. Co. E, 6th 111. Cav., Nov. 19, 1861; 
Capt. Feb. 13, 1862, mustered, May 20, 1862 ; Major, Nov. 
2, 1863; mustered, March 2, 1864; Lieut. Col., July 1, 
1864; mustered, Aug. 29, 1864; Col., March 28, 18(55; 
mustered, April 18, 1865; mustered out with regiment, Nov. 
5, 1865. 

War service with the Army of the Tennessee and in the 
Department of the Gulf. 

Elected April 14, 1892. First Class. Insignia No. 
9,485. Olney, 111. 

Commandery No. 811. 

First Lieutenant and Adjutant 56th Illinois Infantry U. 
S. V. Died at Los Angeles, Cal., March 10, 1907. 

Entered the service (enrolled) Oct. 7, 1861; mustered 
in as 2nd Lieut. Co. F, 56th 111. Inf., U. S. V., Feb. 27, 1862 ; 
1st Lieut, and Adjt., Nov. 29, 1862; resigned Aug. 3, 1864. 

War service with the Army of the Tennessee. 

Elected (Indiana) Dec. 19, 1890. First Class. Insignia 
No. 8,394. Chicago. 

Transferred to Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
August 11, 1896. 


Commandery No. 136. 

Lieutenant Colonel 107th Ohio Infantry, U. S. V. Died 
at Chicago, Nov. 15, 1907. 

Entered the service as private Co. C, 7th Ohio Inf., U. 
S. V., April 25, 1861 ; mustered, June 20, 1861 ; Sergt, Nov. 
2, 1861 ; honorably discharged and enlisted as private, U. S. 
Eng. Battalion, Oct. 26, 1862 ; Artificer, 1863 ; Capt. Co. D, 
8th U. S. C. T., Nov. 8, 1863; honorably discharged to ac- 
cept promotion, Nov. 12, 1864 ; Lieut. Col. 107th Ohio Inf., 
U. S. V., Dec. 23, 1864; mustered out with regiment, July 
10, 1865. 

War service with the Armies of Western Virginia, the 
Potomac and the James. 

Elected Feb. 7, 1883. First Class. Insignia No. 2,671. 
Chicago. Member of Council, 1885. 

Commandery No. 1005. 

First Lieutenant 16th United States Colored Infantry. 
Died at Chicago, Dec. 23, 1907. 

Entered the service (enrolled) Aug. 13, 1861 ; mustered 
in as private Co. A, 9th Mich. Inf., U. S. V., Oct. 15, 1861 ; 
Corporal, Oct. 1, 1862; re-enlisted as Vet. Vol., Dec. 7, 
1863; Sergt., May 25, 1864; 2nd Lieut. Co. K, 16th U. S. 
Colored Inf., March 17, 1865; to date Jan. 29, 1865; 1st 
Lieut. Co. A, March 10, 1886 ; mustered out with Co., April 
30, 1866. 

War service with the Army of the Cumberland. 

Elected Nov. 7, 1901. First Class. Insignia No. 13,339. 


Commandery No. 710. 

Died at Hot Springs, Ark., May 9, 1908. 

Eldest son of, and eligibilty derived from, Alfred Matt- 
hias, Captain 5th Iowa Cavalry, U. S. V., who died Feb. 22, 

Elected March 8, 1894. First Class by inheritance. In- 
signia No. 10,483. Chicago. 

Commandery No. 1081. 

Died at Utica, N. Y., July, 19, 1908. 

Grandson of, and eligibility for membership derived 
from, Theodore Dimon, Major and Surgeon 3d N. Y. Lt. 
Art. U. S. V., who died July 22, 1889. 

Assistant Engineer, U. S. N. 

Assistant Engineer (Spanish- American War) June 3, 
1898; honorably discharged, Oct. 31, 1898. 

Elected (New York) Oct. 5, 1898. First Class by In- 
heritance. Insignia No. 12,326. Chicago, 111. 

Transferred to the Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
Oct. 5, 1904. 


Commandery No. 646. 

Died at Cheyenne, Wyo., Dec. 30, 1908. 

Eldest son of, and eligibility for membership derived 
from, Companion Lorenzo M. Kieffer (Insignia No. 9,498), 
Captain 48th United States Colored Infantry. 

Captain and Assistant Surgeon, U. S. A. 

Major and Surgeon 48th Infantry, U. S. V. 

Appointed Asst. Surg., Oct. 31, 1891 ; accepted, Nov. 3, 
1891 ; Capt, Asst. Surg., Oct. 31, 1896 ; Major, Surg. 48th 
Inf., U. S. V., Sept. 9, 1899 ; accepted, Sept. 12, 1899. Still 
in service. 

Elected Nov. 10, 1892. Second Class. Insignia No. 
9,830. Manila, P. I. 

Commandery No. 937. 

Second Lieutenant 3rd Illinois Cavalry, U. S. V. Died 
at Peoria, 111., April 6, 1909. 

Entered the service (enrolled) Aug. 13, 1861, mustered 
in as Sergt. Co. B, 3rd 111. Cav. U. S. V., Aug. 17, 1861; 
2nd Lieut., Jan. 1, 1862 ; honorably discharged on tender of 
resignation June 18, 1862. 

War service in the Army of the Southwest. 

Elected Oct. 5, 1899. First Class. Insignia No. 12,644. 


Commandery No. 189. 

Captain 5th Michigan Cavalry, U. S. V. Died at 
Douglas, Mich., April 12, 1909. 

Entered the service (enrolled) as 1st Lieut. Co. I, 5th 
Mich. Cav., U. S. V., Aug. 14, 1862; mustered in Aug. 30, 
1862; Capt, June 13, 1863; honorably discharged on ac- 
count of wounds received in action, Nov. 2, 1863. 

War service with the Army of the Potomac. 

Elected Oct. 1, 1884. First Class. Insignia No. 3,144. 
Douglas, Mich. 

Member of Council, 1886 and 1887. 

Commandery No. 967. 

Major 10th Illinois Infantry, U. S. V. Died at San 
Antonio, Texas, August 11, 1909. 

Entered the service as private Co. C, 10th 111. Inf., U. S. 
V., April 15, 1861; 1st Sergt., Aug. 17, 1861; Capt. Co. F, 
March 1, 1862; Major, Dec. 2, 1864; mustered out, July 4, 

War service with the Army of the Cumberland. 

Elected (Ohio) Oct. 5, 1892. First Class. Insignia No. 
9,751. Hockley, Texas. 

Transferred to the Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
July 9, 1900. 


Commandery No. 302. 

Colonel (retired) and Brevet Brigadier General, U. S. 
A. Died at Philadelphia, Penn., Nov. 17, 1909. 

Entered the service from West Point as 2d Lieut. <Jd 
Art, U. S. A., July 1, 1854; 1st Lieut, March 12, 1856; 
Capt. and A. Q. M., U. S. A., March 13, 1861 ; Lieut. Col. 
and Q. M., U. S. V., Jan. 1, 1863 ; Col. and Q. M., U. S. V., 
Aug. 2, 1864; Bvt. Major, Bvt Lieut. Col, and Bvt. Brig. 
Gen., U. S. V., March 13, 1865, "for faithful and meritori- 
ous services during the war;" Bvt. Brig. Gen., U. S. A., 
April 9, 1865, "for faithful and meritorious services in the 
field during the war;" Major and Q. M., U. S. A., July 29, 
1866 ; mustered out of volunteer service Jan. 1, 1867 ; Lieut. 
Col. Ass't Q. M. G., March 3, 1875; Col. Ass't Q. M. G., 
July 2, 1883 ; retired May 10, 1895. 

War service with the Army of the Tennessee. 

Elected (Pennsylvania) Nov. 1, 1876. First Class. In- 
signia No. 1,738. Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. 

Transferred to the Commandery of the State of Cali- 
fornia, Dec. 31, 1883; to the Commandery of the State of 
Illinois, June 22, 1886. 

Senior Vice-Commander, 1894. 

Member Commanderv-in-Chief. 


Commandery No. 816. 

Major and Surgeon 26th Illinois Infantry, U. S. V. 

Entered the service as 1st Lieut, and Asst. Surg. 45th 
111. Inf., U. S. V., March 30, 1862 ; Major and Surg. 26th 
111. Inf., U. S. V., March 2, 1863; honorably discharged, 
May 16, 1865. 

War service with the Army of the Tennessee. 

Elected Nov. 12, 1896. First Class. Insignia No. 
11,601. Chicago, 111. 

Died at Chicago, 111., Dec. 16, 1909. 

Commandery No. 1,134. 

Lieutenant Colonel 79th Illinois Infantry, U. S. V. 
Died at Metcalf, 111., Dec. 20, 1909. 

Entered the service as Capt. Co. A, 79th Ills. Inf., U. S. 
V., Aug. 9, 1862; Major, March 21, 1864; Lieut. Col. July 
14, 1864; honorably discharged, Jan. 24, 1865. 

War service with the Army of the Cumberland. 

Commandery No. 1,093. 

Major 35th New Jersey Infantry, U. S. V. Died at 
Chicago, Jan. 1, 1910. 

Entered the service as 2d Lieut. Co. D, 8th U. J. Inf., 
U. S. V., Aug. 29, 1861 ; Capt. Sept. 27, 1862 ; resigned to 
accept position in new regiment, June 11, 1863 ; Capt. Co. 
E, 35th N. J. Inf., U. S. V., Sept. 15, 1863 ; Major, April 3, 
1865 ; mustered out July 20, 1865. 

War service with the Army of the Potomac. 

Elected June 2, 1905. First Class. Insignia No. 14,572. 
Chicago. Illinois. 

Died at Chicago, 111., Jan. 1, 1910. 


Commandery No. 570. 

First Assistant Surgeon 127 Illinois Infantry, U. S. V. 
Died April 11, 1910, at Elgin, 111. 

Entered the service as 1st Ass't Surg. 127th 111. Inf., U. 
S. V., Sept. 6, 1862; mustered out with regiment June 5, 

War service with the Army of the Tennessee. 

Elected June 11, 1891. First Class. Insignia No. 8,913. 
Elgin, 111. 

Commandery No. 291. 

Captain 122 New York Infantry, U. S. V. Died at 
Florence, Italy, April 28, 1910. 

Entered the service as private 122d N. Y. Inf., U. S. V., 
Aug. 28, 1862; 1st Lieut., Aug. 15, 1862; Capt, Feb. 17, 
1864 ; mustered out with regiment, June 25, 1865. 

War service with the Army of the Potomac. 

Elected June 17, 1886. First Class. Insignia No. 4,844. 
Davenport, Iowa. 


Commandery No. 926. 

Captain United States Navy. Died at Santa Barbara, 
Cal., May 6, 1910. 

Entered the service as Acting Midshipman, Nov. 30, 
1861 ; graduated from Naval Academy, Nov. 22, 1864 ; 
Ensign, Nov. 1, 1866; Master, Dec. 1, 1866; Lieut, March 
12, 1868; Lieut-Commander, March 26, 1869; Commander, 
Nov. 3, 1884; Captain, Aug. 10, 1898. 

War service with North Atlantic Squadron. 

Elected Jan. 5, 1899. First Class. Insignia No. 12,444. 
Tien Tsin, China. 

Commandery No. 901. 

First Lieutenant 23rd Illinois Infantry, U. S. V. Died 
at Chicago, May 8, 1910. 

Entered the service as Corporal Co. I, 23d 111. Inf., U. 
'S. V., June 15, 1861; Sergt, Aug. 10, 1861; Sergt. Major, 
Feb., 1862; 2d Lieut., March 1, 1862; 1st Lieut. Co. E, 
Nov. 1, 1862; transferred to Co. C; mustered out March 
16, 1865. 

Vv'"ar service with the Army of the Potomac. 

Elected June 9, 1898. First Class. Insignia No. 12,269. 
Chicago, 111. 


Commandery No. 476. 

Second Lieutenant 18th Illinois Infantry, U. S. V. Died 
at Mt. Vernon, 111., May 11, 1910. 

Entered the service (enrolled) Aug. 5, 1862; mustered 
in as 2d Lieut. Co. E, 80th 111. Inf., U. S. V., Aug. 25, 1862 ; 
commissioned Capt, May 15, 1865, but not mustered; mus- 
tered out with Co., June 10, 1865. 

War service with the Army of the Cumberland. 

Elected Jan. 9, 1890. First Class. Insignia No. 7584. 
Mt. Vernon, 111. 

Commandery No. 1024. 

First Lieutenant 36th Illinois Infantry, U. S. V. Died 
at Santa Monica, Cal., June 3, 1910. 

Entered the service (enrolled) Aug. 8, 1861; mustered 
in as Sergt. Co. A, 36th 111. Inf., U. S. V., Sept. 23, 1861 ; 
1st Sergt., Aug. 31, 1862; commissioned 2d Lieut., Sept. 
23, 1862 (not mustered); 1st Lieut., Sept. 23, 1862; mus- 
tered March 12, 1863; resignation accepted Sept. 3, 1863. 

War service with the Armies of the Southwest, the 
Mississippi and the Ohio. 

Elected May 1, 1902. First Class. Insignia No. 13,547. 
Chicago, 111. 


Commandery No. 672. 

Died at Stamford, Conn., July 28, 1910. 

Eldest son of, and eligibility for membership derived 
from, Companion Jeremiah H. Gilman (Insignia No. 2509), 
Lieutenant Colonel (retired), U. S. A. 

Late Second Lieutenant U. S. Marine Corps. 

Elected (District of Columbia) Jan. 7, 1885. Second 
Class. Insignia No. 3588. St. Louis, Mo. 

Transferred to the Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
March 27, 1893. 

Commandery No. 242. 

Lieutenant Colonel 42d United States Colored Infantry 
and Brevet Colonel, U. S. V. Died at Chicago, Sept. 7th, 

Entered the service as private Co. A, 3d Minn. Inf., U. 
S. V., Sept. 25, 1861 ; 2d Lieut. Co. K, Jan. 9, 1862 ; Lieut. 
Col. 42d U. S. Colored Inf., Aug. 2, 1864; Bvt. Col., U. 
S. V., "for faithful and efficient services during the war," 
March 30, 1865; mustered out with regiment, Jan 31, 1866. 

War service with the Army of the Cumberland. 

Elected Nov. 4, 1885. P'irst Class. Insignia No. 4135. 
Chicago, 111. 


Commandery No. 560. 

First Lieutenant (retired) U. S. A. Captain 3d Rhode 
Island Artillery, U. S. V. Died at Delavan, 111., Oct. 7th, 

Entered the service (Mexican War) as private Co. G, 
4th 111. Inf., U. S. V., June 17, 1846; discharged May 26, 

First Sergt. Co. A, 1st R. I. Inf., U. S. V., May 2, 
1861 ; discharged Aug. 2, 1861 ; Capt. Co. A, 3rd R. I. Inf., 
U. S. V., Aug. 20, 1861; regiment changed to Artillery, 
April, 1862; resigned May 22, 1863; 1st Lieut. Co. D, llth 
U. S. Col'd H. A., Oct. 24, 1863 ; mustered out Oct. 2, 1865. 

2d Lieut. 3d Inf., U. S. A., June 18, 1867; unassigned 
Aug. 11, 1869; assigned to 14th Inf., April 27, 1870; 1st 
Lieut, Feb. 9, 1874; retired March 15, 1883. 

War service in Mexico, South Carolina, Texas and 

Elected April 9, 1891. First Class. Insignia No. 8718. 
Delavan, 111. 

Commandery No. 411. 

First Lieutenant Second Illinois Artillery, U. S. V. 
Died at Owatonna, Minn., Oct. 19, 1910. 

Entered the service (enrolled) April 19, ' 1861 ; mus- 
tered in as 2d Lieut. Batt. A, 2d 111. Art., U. S. V., Aug. 17, 
1861; 1st Lieut., Jan. 25, 1862; honorably mustered out 
April 15, 1863. 

War service in the Department of the Missouri and 
with the Army of the Tennessee. 

Elected December 13, 1888. First Class. Insignia No. 
6653. Peoria, Illinois. 


Commandery No. 994. 

Captain 13th Vermont Infantry, U. S. V. Died at 
Chicago, Oct. 23, 1910. 

Entered the service (enrolled) Aug. 29, 1862; mustered 
in as Capt. Co. C, 13th Vt. Inf., U. S. V., Oct. 10, 1862; 
mustered out July 21, 1863. 

War service with Army of the Potomac. 

Elected May 2, 1901. First Class. Insignia No. 13,229. 
Chicago, 111. 

Commandery No. 587. 

Lieutenant Colonel 15th Illinois Infantry, U. S. V. 
Died at Belvidere, 111., Nov. 15, 1910. 

Entered the service as Corp. Co. B, 15th 111. Inf., U. S. 
V., May 24, 1861 ; 2d Lieut., Jan. 5, 1863 ; 1st Lieut., March 
4, 1863; Capt, July 31, 1863; Lieut. Col., July 20, 1864; 
mustered out with regiment, Sept. 16, 1865. 

War service with the Army of the Tennessee. 

Elected Dec. 10, 1891. First Class. Insignia No. 9201. 
Chicago, 111. 


Commandery No. 736. 

Captain 16th Illinois Infantry, U. S. V. Died at Quincy, 
111., Jan. 9, 1911. 

Entered the service as Sergt. Co. D, 16th 111. Inf., U. S. 
V., May 24, 1861 ; 2d Lieut., Dec. 7, 1861 ; 1st Lieut., Sept. 
3, 1862; Capt., Dec. 30, 1864;' resigned, May 9, 1865. 

War service in Missouri and with the Army of the Cum- 

Elected (Ohio) Nov. 6, 1889. First Class. Insignia 
No. 7424. Quincy, Illinois. 

Transferred to the Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
December 8, 1894. 

Commandery No. 66. 

Major 27th Illinois Infantry, U. S. V. Died at Hins- 
dale, 111., Feb. 5, 1911. 

Entered the service as 1st Lieut, and Adjt. 27th 111. Inf., 
U. S. V., Aug. 12, 1861 ; Capt. Co. F, June 18, 1862, mus- 
tered in, Dec. 15, 1862; Major, Jan. 1, 1863, mustered in, 
Feb. 23, 1863 ; mustered out at expiration of term of serv- 
ice, Sept. 20, 1864. 

War service with the Army of the Cumberland 

Elected Sept. 1, 1880. First Class. Insignia No. 2,011. 
Chicago, 111. 

Member of Council, 1897. 


Commandery No. 281. 

Second Lieutenant 49th New York Infantry, U. S. V. 
Died at Chicago, March 25, 1911. 

Entered the service as private Co. D, 13th N. Y. S. M., 
April 20, 1861 ; discharged Aug. 6, 1861 ; Sergt. Co. B, 49th 
N. Y. Inf., U. S. V., Aug. 28, 1861; Hospital Steward, 
Sept. 24, 1861; 2d Lieut. Co. B, July 11, 1862; honorably 
discharged Oct. 18, 1864, at expiration of term of service. 

War service with the Army of the Potomac. 

Elected June 17, 1886. First Class. Insignia No. 4,834. 
Chicago, 111. 


Commandery No. 354. 

First Lieutenant 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, U. S. V. 

Entered the service as 2d Lieut. Co. C, 1st Wis. Hy. 
Art, U. S. V., Oct. 9, 1863; 1st Lieut., March 22, 1865; 
mustered out with Co., Sept. 22, 1865. 

War service with the Army of the Cumberland. 

Elected May 12, 1887. First Class. Insignia No. 5,610. 
Chicago,. 111. 


Commandery No. 513. 

Captain 140th New York Infantry, U. S. V. Died at 
Oak Park, 111., April 6, 1911. 

Entered the service as private Co. F, 140th N. Y. Inf., 
U. S. V., Aug. 26, 1862; mustered in as 1st Sergt., Sept. 
13, 1862 ; 2d Lieut. Co. H, Sept. 23, 1863 ; 1st Lieut, March 
26, 1864; Capt. Co. I, March 22, 1865; mustered out with 
regiment June 3, 1865. 

War service with the Army of the Potomac. 

Elected Oct. 9, 1890. First Class. Insignia No. 8,120. 
Chicago, 111. 

Commandery No. 529. 

Second Lieutenant 34th Illinois Infantry, U. S. V. 
Died at Franklin Grove, III, April 16, 1911. 

Entered the service (enrolled), as Corp. Co. C, 34th 111. 
Inf., U. S. V., Sept. 2, 1861; mustered in Sept. 7, 1861; Q. 
M. Sergt., Dec. 23, 1862 ; 2d Lieut. Co. C, March 22, 1863, 
to rank from Jan. 29, 1863 ; mustered out, on tender of 
resignation, Nov. 5, 1864. 

War service with the Army of the Cumberland. 

Elected Dec. 11, 1890. First Class. Insignia No. 8,401. 
Franklin Grove, 111. 


Commandery No. 863. 

Died at Chicago, April 17, 1911. 

Only son of, and eligibility for membership derived 
from Herman Bokum, Hospital Chaplain, U. S. V., who 
died Aug. 2, 1878. 

Elected (Ohio) May 7, 1890. First Class by Inheri- 
tance. Insignia No. 7,950. Chicago, 111. 

Transferred to the Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
Oct. 25, 1897. 

Commandery No. 643. 

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, U. S. A. Died at 
Highland Park, 111., April 22, 1911. 

Entered the service as Cadet M. A., July 1, 1842 ; Bvt. 
2d Lieut. 2d Inf., U. S. A., July 1, 1846 ; 2d Lieut., Oct. 31, 
1846; 1st Lieut, June 10, 1850; Capt. and A. Q. M., U. S. 
A., March 2, 1855; retired Sept. 17, 1863; resigned, Dec. 
31, 1865. 

War service in Mexico, Western Department, District 
of Cairo and District of the Plains. 

Elected Nov. 10, 1892. First Class. Insignia No. 9,827. 
Highland Park, 111. 


Commandery No. 469. 

First Lieutenant 10th New York Heavy Artillery, U. 
S. V. Died at Chicago, May 3, 1911. 

Entered the service as private Co. F, 10th N. Y. H'y 
Art., U. S. V., Aug. 4, 1862; 1st Sergt, Sept. 11, 1862; 2d 
Lieut., Aug. 24, 1863; 1st Lieut., Feb. 11, 1865; mustered 
out, June 22, 1865. 

War service with the Armies of the Potomac and the 

Elected (Kan.) Nov. 7, 1888. First Class. Insignia No. 
6,488. Chicago, 111. 

Transferred to the Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
Dec. 16, 1889. 

Commandery No. 470. 

Captain (retired) U. S. A. Died at Milwaukee, Wis., 
May 11, 1911. 

Entered the service as private Co. C, 83d N. Y. Inf., U. 
S. V, Sept. 14, 1861; Corp., May, 1862; Sergt, Nov., 1862; 
2d Lieut., Oct. 21, 1863 ; honorably mustered out, June 23, 
1864; 2d Lieut. 8th U. S. Vet. Inf., Dec. 31, 1864; Bvt. 1st 
Lieut, and Bvt. Capt, U. S. V., "for gallant and meritori- 
ous services during the war," March 13, 1865; honorably 
mustered out, Feb. 15, 1866 ; 2d Lieut. 6th Inf., U. S. A., 
May 6, 1866; accepted, May 28, 1866; 1st Lieut., Oct. 31, 
1866 ; Capt., Dec. 15, 1880 ; retired, Nov. 19, 1896. 

Elected (California) June 10, 1885. First Class. In- 
signia No. 3,654. Chicago, 111. 

Transferred to the Commandery of the State of Illinois, 
Dec. 23, 1889. 



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Adams, John McGregor 196 

Andrews, Edmund 145 

Andrus, William David Eli.. 30 


Babcock, Edwin Francis 658 

Barnard, Charles Augustus. . 613 

Barry, George 210 

Bartlett, Prescott 448 

Belknap, Hugh Reed 14 

Bingham, Judson David 664 

Birge, Manning Davidson... 514 

Blodgett, Edward Augustus.. 608 

Bluthardt, Theodore Julius.. 318 

Boal, Horton St. Clair 88 

Bokum, Richard Drummond. 675 

Borcherdt, Julius Charles 673 

Bouton, Nathaniel Sherman.. 497 

Brackett, William Starr 657 

Bradbury, George Lewis 385 

Bradish, Albert Bullen 554 

Briggs, Thomas Bradford... 670 

Brower, Daniel Roberts 531 

Bryan, Thomas Barbour 322 

Busey, Samuel Thompson... 559 

Bussc. Gustav Adolph 528 

Buzzell, Marcus Horace 660 


Caldwell, Henry Wallace.... 572 

Caliger, Thomas Morton 118 

Calkins, Elias Ahira 217 

Callender, Byron Mortimer. . 445 

Campbell, Benjamin Homer. . 200 

Carpenter, John Henry 74 

Gary, Eugene 159 

Chandler, Edward Bruce.... 175 

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Clark, Anson Luman 666 

Clark, Gideon Egbert 329 

Clark, Horace Spencer 428 

Clark, Terrence 665 

Clements, Isaac 546 

Clendenin, William 483 

Coburn, Lewis Larned 671 

Coe, Albert Lyman 10 

Conner, Freeman 337 

Cook, David Alpheus 658 

Cooper, John Snyder 660 

Corbin, David Timothy 310 

Corbus, John Clark 535 

Crabtree, John Dawson 61 

Crary, Charles Wesley 270 

Crawford, Charles 657 

Cribben, Henry 674 

Cunningham, Thomas Scott. . 38 

Curtis, Henry 283 


Dimon, Theodore 661 

Dodds, Ford Sill 57 

Dorwin, William Eber 662 

Dox, Hamilton Bogart 140 

Drew, Charles Wilson 112 

Duguid, James 110 

Durfee, George Solon 451 

Dutcher, George Newbury... 663 

Dysart, Benjamin Franklin.. 674 


Ellsworth, Prosper Harvey.. 467 

Etheridge, Francis 7 


Farnham, George Marion.... 505 

Ferguson, Benjamin Hamilton 99 

Fisher, Francis Porter 392 

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Fort, Robert Boal 172 

Fox, Henry 369 

French, William Harrison 349 

Fuller, Allen Curtis 20 

Fuller, Sidney Lewis 549 


Gale, George Albert 163 

Gilman, Howard Kemper.... 669 

Gilman, Lemuel Orcutt 671 

Glover, Samuel Gary 604 

Goldie, William 122 

Goodhue, Stephen Webb 409 

Goodman, James Bruner 422 

Grier, John Alexander 77 

Guion, George Murray 616 


Hall, Augusta Oliver 116 

Hamilton, EHsha Bently 46 

Hansel, Jacob Lorioin 670 

Hapeman, Douglas 253 

Hascall, Milo Smith 193 

Healy, John Joseph 667 

Hemstreet, William Jerome. . 126 
Henderson, Thomas Jefferson 632 

Hester, William Weir 71 

Hill, Charles Augustus 64 

Hilton, Charles Crosby 267 

Holloway, George Allen 522 

Howard, Charles Henry 475 

Hull, Andress Bouton 362 

Hunt, Andrew Lucas 261 

Huntington, Henry Alonzo... 456 

Hyde, James Nevins 598 

Hynes, Dennis James 564 

Ingledew, Lumley 97 


Jenkins, Wilton Atkinson 589 

Jenney, William Le Baron... 439 
Jones, David Phillips 105 



Kent, Loren 26 

Kieffer, Charles Ferdinand... 662 

Kingman, Martin 227 

Kimbell, Spencer Smalley... 399 

Kinney, William Crane 503 

Krughoff, Louis 473 

Law, David Hillis 580 

Law, Samuel Arminius Latta 18 

Letton, Theodore Willis 567 

Loop, Charles Butler 54 

Lovell, Edward Coultas 33 

Ludden, Samuel Dexter 230 

Lynch, John 659 


Markham, Edwin Cowles 343 

Alarks, Morton Lewis 666 

Marshall, Alexander 239 

Martin, George Henry 233 

Martin, William Asahel 289 

Massey, Frederick Isaiah.... 486 

Matteson, Charles Franklin . . 479 

Matthias, Charles 661 

McArthur, John . . . . 351 

A'EcCagg, Ezra Butler 50S 

McCana, Bowman Hendry. . . 667 

McClure, John Dickson 637 

McDowell, William Henry 

Harrison 511 

McEntee, Douglas 178 

McGrath, Maurice J 212 

McLean, William Alexander. 250 

McWilliams, John "Gait 207 

Meloy, William Taggart 150 

Merritt, Wesley 620 

Mills, Daniel Webster. 223 

Mitchell, Lewis Byron 315 

Moderwell, Erastus Cratty... 382 

Munson, Jacob Frederick.... 676 

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Nettleton, Alvred Bayard. 649 

Nichelson, Marmaduke 659 

Nixon, Oliver Woodson 242 

Oleson, Charles Wilmot 388 


Paddock, George Lahan 601 

Page, William Robertson 263 

Palmer, John William 28 

Parker, Francis Wayland.... 41 

Parker, Hilon Adelbert 676 

Parsons, Lewis Baldwin 412 

Pavey, Charles Wesley 668 

Pearson, Robert Newton 129 

Perce, LeGrand Winfield 639 

Phalen, Michael William 489 

Pickands, Henry Sparks 24 

Prentice, Sartell 277 

Putnam, Joseph Robie 669 


Race, George Albert 663 

Reece, Jasper Newton 49 

Reid, John Barclay 470 

Reilly, Francis William 665 

Richard, Edward Stone 358 

Riddle, Francis Asbury 575 

Roler, Edward Oscar Fitzalan 431 

Rundlet, Taylor Parker 220 

Rus f Henry Appleton 672 


Sandes, Henry Ralph 143 

Sargent, John 395 

Schenck, Alexander DuBois. 286 

Scott, Thomas William 538 

Shaw, George Ramsay 406 

Sherman, Elijah B 584 

Sherman, Francis Trowbridge 292 

Sherratt, John Hall 332 

Shipman, Stephen Vaughn... 302 
Sine, John Blaine 665 


Smiley, Charles Clyde 120 

Smith, Alfred Theophilus. . . 247 

Smith, Charles Ake 190 

Smith, John Corson 627 

Smith, Sylvester Tunnicliff. .. 646 

Somerville, William 672 

Spurling, Andrew Barclay... 464 

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Stevens, Sylvanus Harlow... 94 

Stocton, Joseph 417 

Streeter, John Williams 258 

Swain, Edger Denman 166 


Thayer, Charles Henry 135 

Thomas, Horace Holmes 152 

Throop, Charles Bailey 346 

Thwing-, Franklin John 668 

Todd, William 462 

Tunica, Robert Stevens 156 

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Wood, Preston 203 

Wood, Samuel E 517 

Wood, Zeno Kelly 379 

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