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AUTHOR OF HTTNTINGTON FAMILY MKMOIK AND I1ISTOKY OF PTAMKOUI).
* STAMFOIID. CONN.:
(TBLISHEI) BY THE ATTHOH
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1869, by
ELIJAH B. HUNTINGTON,
lu the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United
States, for the State of Connecticut.
E. HOYT & CO , Printers,
120 William St., N. Y.
DEDICATED TO THE SONS AND CITIZENS OF STAMFORD, WHO, IN
THK HOUR OF OUB GRKAT PERIL, NOBLY DEFENDED
OUT? NATIONAL INTEGRITY AND HONOR.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
PART I. CITIZEN SERVICE . . . . PAGE 9
PART II. MILITARY SERVICE . . 37
THIRD CONN. VOL. REGIMENT 40
OTHER CONN. REGIMENTS 89
NEW YOKK REGIMENTS 95
REGIMENTS OF OTHER STATES 100
VOLUNTEERS ASSIGNED TO NO REGIMENT 101
UNITED STATES ARMY 102
CITIZENS WHO FURNISHED SUBSTITUTES _. 107
DRAFTED CITIZENS WHO FURNISHED SUBS. 108
PART III. NAVAL SERVICE.... 109
PART IV. OBITUARY 117
FAMILIES REPRESENTED BY TWO OR MORE SONS 153
INDEX TO NAMES OF VOLUNTEERS.. 157
This STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL has no higher aim
than to report worthily the service which the representatives
of the town rendered during the recent civil war. Believing
it to have been an honorable and patriotic service, it seemed
to the author, due to the men who rendered it, that some
record of it should be preserved. Nor did it seem less due
to the credit of the town, that so important a feature of its
history should be sketched while the materials for it were
still within our reach. Indeed, the record which follows is
but a fulfillment of the first intent of the author, in projecting
the History of the town, and very appropriately follows as
Besides, a grateful people would wish to rear some worthy
memorial of services, such as we are here to record. No
part of the story of Stamford has a higher claim to monu-
mental fame. And, surely, no monument, however costly
or durable, of granite or of bronze, no memorial hall, how-
ever rich or apposite, in finish or in use, could so well per-
petuate such memories, as the simple story of the personal
services of these our devoted and valiant citizens. In such
a story, if truthfully told, the monumental hall or shaft itself,
if such shall ever be reared, will find an interpreter which
future generations shall better understand.
In this MEMORIAL, we have aimed to include every name
which has represented the town, in the military and naval
service which it is its special aim to report. No one of
these names could well be spared from the list. Every one
had its value in the great contribution, thus made. Even
deserters had already, though unwittingly, it may have been,
contributed the influence of numbers to the cause, often,
when numbers have answered instead of battles.
The main sources from which the following record has
been made, or verified, have been : " The Catalogue of the
Connecticut Volunteer Force," which includes nearly every
name representing the town in any Connecticut regiment ;
the Stamford Advocate, whose correspondence during the
war was equally full and minute ; the full report of Capt.
Charles H. Brown, and the private diary of Xoah W. Hoyt,
of the 28th Conn, regiment ; private letters from several of
our citizens in the service ; and personal conversations of
scores of others of them or their friends.
Of those whose printed correspondence has been of
service to the author, he gratefully acknowledges his
obligation to the following contributors : J. A. Quintard,
Jas. W. Daskam, Col. A. G. Brady, Gen. Wm. P. Jones,
Capt. Albert Stevens, Capt. B. L. Greaves, Capt. W. B.
Nichols, Capt. Chas. H. Brown, Col. Lorenzo Meeker, Dr.
Wm. H. Trowbridge, Rev. P. S. Evans, Chas. A. Weed,
Sergt. H. M. Capper, Lieut. Edgar Hoyt, Sergt. Chas. W.
Knapp, Elbert Ayres, D. C. Comstock, jr., " C. PI. C.," and
" J. H. K.," 28th Conn., " J. A. H.," 4th Conn., " M. W. T.,"
6th Conn., " Leinad," 10th Conn., and " W. C. G.,' 1 U. S.
To CIIAKLES W. WAKDWELL, ESQ., another son of the
town, my hearty thanks are also due, for his generous and
freely offered contribution towards the expense of publishing
For the exceedingly tasteful typographical execution of
the work, our readers are indebted to Lieut. Edgar Hoyt, of
the firm of E. Hoyt & Co., New York City, himself a son
and citizen soldier of the town ; and for the occasional mis-
takes detected on these pages, there will be found abundant
compensation in the general accuracy arid beauty of the work.
The author in bringing these pleasant labors of months to
an end would here express his heartiest thanks to the many
personal friends, whose words of kindly encouragement have
been a frequent benediction on his work. Never, altogether
unrewarded, is any toil which draws its inspiration from the
sympathy of such friends. To them, therefore, and to all
the good citizens of the town, who share in the honor of
every record which honors the town itself, these humble
contributions to its history and patriotism are most grate-
fully commended by the author.
Stamford, April, 1869.
On the election of ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the
United States, in November, 1860, a portion of the party
which had opposed him, at once renounced allegiance to
the Government, of which he was the chief executive, elect ;
and forthwith entered on a course of measures to establish
their independence. In this emergency, Governor "William
A. Buckingham, of Connecticut, sought to put the State
into a posture of successful resistance, and called for volun-
teers to fill up the ranks of our long unused militia. In re-
sponse to this call, through the Adjutant-General of the
State, Lorenzo Meeker, then captain of the Stamford Light
Guards, issued an invitation in the Advocate, of January 25,
1861, to any of our citizens who wished to enlist, to meet
him for that purpose, on the evening of February 1st, follow-
ing. And this is the first record furnished in Stamford,
having reference to the recent war. Yet it is hardly proba-
ble that a single citizen of the town, had even a faint idea that
the Stamford Light Guards, or any other military company,
would ever be called from the town into an actual conflict of
But when on the 12th of April, 1861, organized secession-
ists, by an ACT OF WAK, appealed to arms, in assertion of
their claims, the citizens of Stamford, at once, and unani-
mously, resolved to stand by the Government which they
had sworn to defend.
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Even thoso who had most vigorously opposed the election
of President Lincoln, with commendable zeal now rallied
with his supporters to the defense of his authority. We
agreed in the theory, that he was the nation's executive, and
that his first duty as well as ours, was now to defend the na-
This universal sentiment of the citizens was well ex-
pressed by one of the sons of the town, then in the city, but
whose frequent letters in our local paper were to do good ser-
vice for the Union cause during the conflict into which we
had been plunged. On the 17th of the same month, which
heard the tocsin of war sounding from rebel guns at Fort
ISumpter, his stirring words were, and we had no one here who
ventured or even wished to join issue with him, " American
soldiers have been driven from an American fort, and the
American flag has been displaced by a rebel ensign. The
North has no war to wage with the Soutli ; but it has a
war to wage against treason and rebellion. We have bat
one party among us."
Our editor, William S. Campbell, Esq., in the same issue
from which we have just quoted, said what every reader felt
was the exact truth : " Already party differences are forgotten.
The North is consolidating its forces, and not a man with a
drop of patriotic blood in his veins but rallies to the aid of
his country. One thing is certain, the Government will be
sustained, the call for volunteers responded to with loyal en-
thusiasm, and whatever be the issue of the struggle as re-
gards the South, the North will come out of it with honor
untarnished, and the Stars and Stripes will continue to wave
over a free and united people."
One week later, Mr. Campbell closed a brief but earnest
editorial in the same clear, ringing tones no uncertain
sound : " Let treason be rebuked, rebellion suppressed
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that is the present duty." The same issue of the Advocate
gives us another bracing letter from the New York corres-
pondent, already quoted, whose signature "Q" indicated
the French Huguenot origin of the earnest loyalty which he
expressed so well. In this letter he says : " that awful as
civil war could be, the people would gladly welcome its evils,
rather than submit to a disruption of the Government, and
a tame capitulation to treason/'
Such was plainly on the opening of this struggle, the pre-
vailing sentiment of both political parties in Stamford. Flags
were seen floating everywhere in the town hundreds of
them, testifying to this sentiment of loyalty. Conspicuous
among them was the beautiful one floating over our Concert
Hall ; and our cannon thundered its greeting to the summons
with which it stirred every patriotic heart.
The following, from our local paper, is but a characteristic
record of the times ; and it shows as many others which follow
will show, how completely, for the time being, all party fuel-
ing had been sunk in the popular anxiety for the perpetuity
of the Government of these States : " To the Brothers Sco-
field and Messrs. A. G. Clark & Co., belonps the credit of
designing, and to the ladies is due the honor of making this
flag of our country."
The tocsin of war at Sumpter, had been too distinct to be
mistaken. Whatever the old political threats had meant,
this left no alternative for the people ; they must now either
defend the Union which they had established, or consent to
be broken up.
It was well for us, that at the first, both the old political
parties at the North heard and heeded the call thus made upon
them; and that for months but one sentiment found expres-
sion on the subject of the war. To fight was the only ac-
knowledged duty of the hour.
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On the call of the President for volunteers, April 15, 1861,
Stamford was stirred, probably as never before. . A meeting
of the citizens was called for the following Saturday evening,
to aid in raising men and means for the war. Governor
William T. Minor was called to preside, and in a few earnest
words, he set forth the nature of the crisis, and the need for
action. John Davenport, a great grandson of that Hon.
Abraham Davenport, whose name and influence were so
marked in our revolutionary period, was chosen Secretary.
Thomas G. Eitch, Esq., Kev. P. S. Evans, H. F. Osborn,
Rev. E. B. Huntington, Jacob Kreig, G. B. Glendining,
Lorenzo Meeker, and James Betts, addressed the meeting in
support of the most vigorous measures.
Volunteering had already commenced. Headed by two of
our young men, Thedore Miller and Theodore Delcroix, the
list had already grown to about thirty names. When these
names were read to the meeting, amid the acclamations of
the crowded assembly, the chairman called out redoubled
acclamations, by announcing the gift of a drum to them
from our townsman William P. Jones, Esq., who had already
tendered his services to the President.
At this meeting a committee was appointed to raise funds,
consisting of Hon. James H. Hoyt, Isaac Quintard, Charles
Brown, William Skiddy and Albert Seely. Four thousand
and five hundred dollars were promptly pledged to the cause
and it was now settled, beyond a doubt, that if called upon,
the Stamford people would be found ready, with whatever
ability they had, to defend the honor and integrity of our na-
Provision was now made for raising before the people
a National Flag, as a perpetual symbol of the loyalty
of our citizens. The following response from one of
our honored citizens is a faithful witness to the sentiment
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of the whole community, and deserves its record in our
STAMFORD, Conn., April 23, 1861.
MY FRIENDS OF THE UNION : I am informed that a
national flag-staff is to be erected in the centre of the village
of Stamford, and having in my possession one of the trophies
gained by our citizen army, under the gallant Scott, in the
Mexican war, I now offer it with pleasure and pride. This
truck, from the flag-staff off the castle at Vera Cruz may
it be placed on the staff to which the stars and stripes are to
be hoisted under the wings of the American eagle, trusting
that no other flag may ever be raised on this staff until we
The writer of the above gallant offer had the pleasure on
the following Fourth of July, of raising with his own hands,
the National Flag to its place in the center of the village.
Meanwhile the work of raising men was going on. By
Monday, April 28th, sixteen days from the first traitor shot
against Sumpter, our first company, numbering thirty-nine
of our citizens, summoned from their successful vocations,
were pledged and ready for any service, to which the issues of
the contest might lead them. They had counted the cost
and were already in the lists. The roll-call had already
gathered them, each at his post, for their departure for the
field. Four of their number, Wells Allis, Theodore Miller,
Theodore Delcroix and Peter Rooney had been appointed
a committee to enroll other men as volunteers for the war,
and they had rendered good service in this work.
It was an occasion of no ordinary interest which called our
citizens to this first parting with their sons and neighbors.
Who can tell the feelings which stirred in human affec-
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tions, at that morning hour. There were not wanting
womanly or manly tears, to testify to the deep feeling which
ruled. The company were addressed in a brief but telling
speech by Rev. P. S. Evans, of the Baptist church, and were
then commended to the protection of the God of battles, in a
prayer by Rev. Mr. Weed, of the Methodist church. Who
those men were, our roll of honor, in Company F, 3d Con-
necticut Volunteers, will tell ; and what service they ren-
dered, our subsequent record of the several companies they
represented will show.
During the enlistment of this first company, Captain
Lorenzo Meeker, already mentioned as connected with our
local militia, and who was accounted an officer of especial
merit in military tactics, and a thorough master of the drill,
was also busy in recruiting another company of our citizens
for any call which might be made upon them. He soon
succeeded in filling up the company, and early in May went
to Hartford to offer their services to the Government. They
were not accepted for either of the regiments then being or-
ganized, because they would not accept the conditions on
which the officers were to be appointed. Many of them en-
listed singly into other regiments of the State, or of New
York ; but with his numbers kept up, on the 5th of Septem-
ber, the Captain had the satisfaction of being mustered in, as
Company I), of the Sixth Connecticut Volunteers, where
their noble record will be found.
At the same time we were enrollino; others of our citizens
in Company G, of the Tenth Connecticut Volunteers, for
which we furnished, before the war closed, several excellent
names. And their record, also, in its appropriate place, will
show some of the most effective service of the war.
To meet the necessary expenses of these war measures, a
special town meeting was called for May 4th, on the request
of about fifty citizens of the town, headed by William Skiddy,
Joseph D. Warren and James H. Olmstead, Esq.
Of this meeting, held in the Town Hall, Wm. H. Holly,
Esq., was chosen Chairman. After an earnest plea for
prompt measures to supply the needed sinews of the war
now begun, Mr. Holly introduced among others, the follow-
ing resolution. The preamble had set forth, that the chief
Executive of the State, in response to the President's call for
75,000 men, had issued his call upon the towns for volunteers ;
and that "many of our relations, friends and citizens have
responded to the call, having gone forth to bear arms in
vindication of our honor and integrity as a nation therefore,
" Resolved, By the inhabitants of the tow r n of Stamford,
in special town meeting, legally warned and assembled on
this 4th day of May, 1861, that a tax of one and a half mills
on the dollar, of the assessment list of this town last perfected,
be and is hereby levied, to be forthwith collected and paid
into the Treasury of this town, to constitute a fund to defray
the expenses in the foregoing preamble ; also to provide
pecuniary aid and'relief to the families of such volunteers as
have gone or may go forth in company or companies organized
in this town, during the absence of such volunteers."
Stephen 1>. Provost, Andrew Perry, Jno. M. Hall, Josiah
Smith and William Todd were a committee to audit the bills
of expense already incurred, and to dispense aid to the fami-
lies of our volunteers ; to each man's wife three dollars per
week, to each child under fifteen years one dollar, and to each
widowed mother who is depending on such volunteer for her
support three dollars; and the committee were authorized
at their discretion, to increase these amounts to such sums as
they deemed proper, in case of sickness or other urgent
necessity. The resolution, after brief discussion, was unani-
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Early May of this year finds also the women of Stamford
earnestly at work for the comfort of our " Boys in Blue."
Every church became alive with zeal to equal every other
church in this pressing duty of the hour. And when it was
found probable that for many months to come, perhaps for
years, such organizations would be needed, the mothers and
sisters of the town showed themselves ready for the
consecration. One of their first offerings to the cause was
a banner to lead our boys of Company F, Third Connecticut
Citizens who could not go to the field, organized them-
selves into Home Guards, and, evening after evening, sub-
mitted to such drill as might possibly help them in some
future call of the country.
Even our children caught the spirit of the times. Our
Graded School swung to the breeze the National Flag, one
of the largest in town, to the huzzas of a multitude of chil-
dren voices. Right heartily they sang the Star Spangled
Banner, and without reservation pledged themselves to an
undying patriotism in response to the earnest words of Rev.
Mr. Evans, who addressed them.
How faithful these children were, is seen in a little inci-
dent, occurring in the early winter of 1861. A hint had
been given them that our soldiers needed writing materials.
The school children extemporized a box of the needed arti-
cles ; and when opened for the use of the company, it was
found to contain eighty-three quires of paper, seventy-five
packages of envelopes, two hundred lead pencils, with rub-
bers, postage stamps, tracts and books. And on the fly-leaf
of a neat gilt testament, some one of these children of the
town, thus early comprehending at a glance the " situation,"
had written " Don't return fugitives to their cruel masters."
So general was the interest in these warlike preparations,
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when the national holiday of 1861 came. The National
Festival of this year in Stamford is ever to be remembered
for the unanimity with which our citizens re-consecrated
themselves to the Union cause. The committee of arrange-
ments for the celebration were the Hon. M. F. Merritt, Wm.
P. Jones, G. K. Hiker, J. A. Candee, James H. Olm-
stead, Edwin Bishop, James W. Daskam, Andrew Perry, and
Samuel Lockwood. Mr. Merritt called the meeting to
order, and Hon. Charles Hawley was appointed president.
Hon. William T. Minor. Hon. Truman Smith, Stephen B.
Provost, Hon. James H. Hoyt, William Skiddy, Robert
Swartwout, J. W. Hubbard, Joseph B. Hoyt, William R. Fos-
dick, J. W. Leeds, Charles Pitt, and Theodore J. Daskam,
vice-president?. Spirited addresses were made by the Hon.
Charles Hawley, Rev. William C. Hoyt, Hon. Stewart L.
Woodford, Rev. R. R. Booth, and Rev. P. S. Evans. A
patriotic poem also was read by Rev. Walter Mitchell ; and
the Star Spangled Banner was sung with fine effect by Theo-
dore Lockwood, Sands Seely, and Isaac Ward well, the entire
audience joining in the chorus. It is hardly asserting too
much, to say, that at the closing hour of these services, the
vote would have been unanimous which should have pledged
every man and every dollar of the town to the defense of
the Nation's perpetual unity.
The following business item tells its story of the sentiment
held by our business men, as to the nature and claims of the
crisis which had now come. It is found in the Advocate of
Sept. 27, 1861, and thus testifies: "Books for subscription
to the National Loan were opened on Tuesday in this place
by John W. Leeds, Esq., agent for the government, and in
two days $34,000 were subscribed. This is in addition to
subscription heretofore made by the Stamford Bank $65,000
and the Savings Bank for $45,000."
20 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL.
Such earnestness on the part of the people and such readi-
ness to furnish the sinews of war, would seem to argue the
speediest suppression of any rebellion which could threaten
them. But we found ourselves surprised by an enemy to
whom we had entrusted our readiest munitions of defense.
Those whom we had specially educated for war, were largely
the leaders of the secession camp. The Army of the Union
was mainly under the generals of treason. The I*savy
had been dispersed or was stealthily seized. From our
highest seats of national authority, the men who knew all
our exposure had gone forth with all the influence which we
had given them during their participation in the public ser-
vice, to wield their knowledge and influence for traitors.
Thus taken at disadvantage, we made for months and years
even, but sorry headway against the formidable preparations
which for years had been gathering against us.
But these months furnished the needed opportunities for
our trial. We were sounding the depths of the fell pur-
pose which had seized upon the leaders of this great treason.
And, though, at times, everything seemed to go against us,
we were still held together until the day for our triumph
Already we had sent to the front more men than the most
fearful of us had ever predicted we should need. Already
we had supplied more money than we had supposed it within
our pecuniary possibilities to spare. And yet, whenever
our exposed men at the front gave out, whenever comfort-
able subsistence for them was wanting, we set ourselves to
tind the men and to supply the means.
In the summer of 1862, the government called for 300,000
more men. The following record will show in what spirit
the call was met :
'" The citizens of Stamford and vicinity of all parties who
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are for supporting the government in its prosecution of the
war against treason and rebellion, and also for devising ways
and means for furnishing our quota of 300,000 men called
for by the President, are requested to meet at Seely's Hall
on Friday (this) evening, July 18th, 1862, at seven and half
o'clock, to proffer such aid to the government as may be
within our power.
" Wm. T. Minor, J. B. Ferris, A. N. Holly, Jas. H. Olm-
stead, Jas. L. Lockwood, B. J. D ask am, Andrew Perry, A.
G. Clark, David H. Clark, Chas. Holly, Wm. S. Campbell,
Chauncey Ayres, A. G. Brady and Albert Seely."
A large assembly gathered in response to this call and
Oliver Hoyt was called to preside. Addresses were made
by Rev. H. K. Bartlett of the Presbyterian Church, Rev.
Mr. Cox a Methodist clergyman of St. Louis, and Hon.
Stewart L. Woodford who had just left his residence in
Stamford for one in New York. Under the effective ap-
peals made in their addresses a large number of volunteers
responded. Provision was made for holding another meet-
ing on Thursday of the following week. According to this
announcement, an immense meeting of our citizens of both
sexes gathered in Seely's Hall, July 24th, 1862.
George Elder, Esq., was called to preside, with the follow-
ing list of vice-presidents : Charles Hawley, Truman Smith,
A. X. Holly, George A. Hoyt, S. B. Provost, William T.
Minor, Oliver Hoyt, William Skiddy, Welles R. Ritch, Isaac
Quintard, Joseph B. Hoyt, Theodore Davenport, John Fer-
guson, Smith Weed, Charles Williams, H. K. Skelding,
John B. Reed, Charles Pitt, J. B. Ferris, E. P. Whitney,
Thomas Crane, Charles lEendrie, William R. Fosdick, Chas.
H. Starr, Morgan Morgans, James II. Hoyt, James B. Sco-
field, Oliver Scotield, Thomas Gardner, Seymour Hoyt, N.
E. Adams, J. H. Carrington, J. W. Hubbard, J. I). Weeks,
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Alfred Hoyt, S. B. Thompson, T. S. Hall, J. B. Knapp, G.
F. Nesbitt, Lyman Lockwood, John Hecker, and Charles
D. H. Clark, F. K. Leeds, George E. Scofield and F. M.
Earnest addresses were made, all of them having the same
unmistakable ring of loyalty to the Union and death to trea-
son, by Hon. William T. Minor, Rev. Walter Mitchell, Col.
William H. Noble, of Bridgeport, Thomas G. Hitch, Esq.,
and James H. Olmstead, Esq. In response to the call thus
made upon the citizens by representatives of both political
parties, $2,500 were promptly pledged, in sums ranging
from $500, pledged by the Stamford Manufacturing Com-
pany, down to $5. This sum was increased to $3,000 during
the following week.
The following letter from the Advocate of August 13,
1862, shows how successful we had been in' raising men as
well as means. Allen G. Brady, Esq., referred to in the
letter, formerly from Torrington, but at this date in business
here, had been lieutenant-cplonel in the Third Connecticut
Volunteers, and had been authorized by Governor Bucking-
ham to raise a company of volunteers in Stamford.
" EDITOR OF THE ADVOCATE : I send herewith a list of the
volunteer company which will leave to-day for camp at
Bridgeport. It is a list of which we may well be proud.
The first name was entered on the 18th of last month, and
the last on the llth inst., making 109 names enrolled in
Much gratitude is due from Stamford to the chief agent in
gathering so quickly such a company. Few men could have
succeeded in enrolling them so soon, and fewer still in organ-
izing and so effectively drilling them. All honor to
Colonel Brady, who consented to put himself at their head."
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Much credit was also due to the efficient aid given to Col.
Brady in raising this company, by his lieutenants, Charles
A. Hobby and Marcus Waterbury, both of whom were after-
wards to render still more signal service in the field.
An immense concourse of citizens gathered at one o'clock
in front of Seely's Hall, for their farewell and benedictions
to these citizens of the town. Rev. Walter Mitchell, in
prayer commended them to the God of battles, and they
started on the campaign, from which some of them were not
to return. Our company lists will report their special ser-
vice for the town they represented.
At the same time, Francis It. Leeds, recently cashier of the
Stamford Bank, was authorized to recruit a company. His
popularity with our business men, and our young men espe-
cially, gave him great advantage. A meeting was held on
the 15th, at which the Hon. James C. Loomis, of Bridgeport,
Cyrus Northrop, now Professor in Yale College, and Mr.
Leeds, addressed the citizens. By the 29th, Mr. Leeds was
able to report his company more than full. One hundred
and ten of our young men had enrolled themselves under his
standard and were waiting for orders.
New and pressing appeals came now, daily, for help. The
Seventeenth Connecticut were in need of a Chaplain's tent.
Under the appeals of Rev. Mr. Evans, the Stamford citizens
promptly subscribed one-half the funds needed for this tent
a part of the funds being the offerings of the children of
Report reaches us of the arrival of 1,500 Unoin soldiers
disabled, at David's Island, and forthwith our Soldiers' Aid
Society, which has already been efficiently at work for a year,
in furnishing clothing and other things needful for the health
and comfort of our " soldier boys, 1 ' are all over town, gather-
ing what is most wanted by the poor stricken ones in IIos-
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pital ; and they not only collect the needed funds and pre-
pare the needed restoratives and cordials for the wounded
men, but volunteer their services, also, in personal ministry
of attention and care.
On Wednesday, Sept. 3d, 1862, we had a repetition of the
scenes of April 28th, 1861. Everybody was out to bid God-
speed to captain Leeds and his fine company of Stamford
sons. The captain had already been presented with a beau-
tiful sword by his friend, James Morsell, Esq. His first
lieutenant, Charles H. Brown, had also been taken quite by
surprise on the preceding Saturday evening, at an extem-
porized meeting of his friends. The Hon. M. F. Merritt,
their chairman, announced that the friends of the lieutenant
had purchased an elegant sword as their tribute to his
patriotism, and called upon Jas. H. Olmstead, Esq., to make
the presentation. In his brief yet pertinent speech, Mr. Olm-
stead said : u I call upon you, then, to receive this sword as
a free will offering of your friends. Take it as such, and may
it be the pen with which you shall write your name upon the
pages of your country's history." " Our prayers shall be,
that after the tramp of war shall be ended, and our Union
again restored, God in his infinite mercy will return you
again to the bosom of your friends, not as a lieutenant, but
bearing a higher title, well earned and merited by your
noble acts while battling for the salvation of your country."
The second lieutenant, Philip Lever, had also been pre-
sented with a sword from his friends, and with a seven-
shooter, by Mr. Judd of the Phoenix Company. At the same
time with the enrollment of Mr. Leeds' company, Cyrus
D. Jones, Esq., another of our townsmen, who had just suc-
cessfully established himself in business on High Ridge,
resolved to take part also in the service, and was authorized
by the Governor to raise another company.
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On the same day which witnessed the departure of cap-
tain Leeds' company, a special town meeting was held to
provide for the needed quota now due from Stamford. The
meeting voted to borrow $10,000, and to give $100 bounty
to all who should volunteer for Mr. Jones' company. Daily
meetings were now held in the village, at the Turn of the
River, and at High and Long Ridges, to fill up the quota.
In the meeting called for Wednesday morning Sept. 10th,
Wm. H. Holly, Esq., announced that he was authorized by
a responsible gentleman to add ten dollars apiece to the
bounty of the next ten men who would enlist. Oliver Hoyt
added five dollars to the ten just offered, and five more for
each additional man who should enlist, and the same for those
who had been already sworn in. In the afternoon, Mr.
George Elder and Oliver Hoyt pledged themselves to give
twenty-five dollars additional bounty to every man in the
Among the volunteers who now came forward was Nelson
B. Bennet, and his words as w r ell as his example were effec-
tive pleas for more volunteers. And so, under these persua-
sive calls the work of recruiting rapidly advanced. On the
15th of the month the company of Mr. Jones was filled up,
and ready for starting for their rendezvous in New Haven.
After a collation at Seely's Hall they were escorted, as the
preceding companies had been, to the depot ; as was natural
the interest of the community had risen, as the pressure of
the call from the government increased ; so that a larger num-
ber of our citizens were present to witness the departure of
this la^t company raised in the town, than at any previous
A singular service for Stamford was held Sunday evening,
Sept. 21, 1862, in the Methodist Church of the village. The
Sundav School of the church had gathered in special concert
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to present one of their number, Captain C. D. Jones, with a
sword. The presentation was made in an appropriate speech
by Oliver Hoyt, Esq., the Superintendent.
While Capt. Leeds' company were still in camp in New
Haven, news reached the Governor, then in that city, that
there had been riotous opposition to the draft in Fairfield.
The Governor promptly detailed Capt. Leeds' company to
suppress the riot. The captain happened to be absent from
the city when the orders reached the camp, but though the
company had then been two hours on drill, under their lieu-
tenants, they started at once for the scene of the riot, cor-
poral Weed rising from a sick bed to join them, thus early
showing their readiness for any service to which they might
This was the last company formally raised in the town,
though down to the end of the war, men were constantly re-
cruited here. Though once during the war, resort was had
to drafting to supply the men we needed, by October,
1864, we had exceeded the demands of the general govern-
ment. While the three new levies of this year, required 298
men as the quota of Stamford, our loyalty had already fur-
nished 331, giving us a credit of 33 men against any further
claims which the government might make.
On Sunday, October 5th, a service, similar to that
reported in the Methodist Church, took place in the Baptist
Church. The Sunday School of this church had purchased a
sword for lieutenant John Simms, one of the teachers of
the school. In his modest reply to the presentation speech,
made by Mr. Evans, the pastor, he pledged what his friends
found to be abundantly fulfilled in the brief service in which
he was permitted to wield the sword. " I can only say, that
I shall endeavor to merit the good opinion of the donors of
this sword, and by God's help it shall never be disgraced."
Early in November, while the Twenty-eighth Regiment, to
which both of these companies had been assigned, was still
in camp Terry, New Haven, it was hinted by one of our
citizens, that as Stamford was so largely represented in the
regiment, the colors should be contributed by the citizens.
Messrs. James H. Olmstead and Oliver Hoyt secured the
needed funds, and on the 15th of the month had the pleasure
of presenting the flag in the name of Stamford citizens to the
regiment. Mr. Olmstead made the presentation speech.
In this address were words to be remembered. " The best
and almost the only truly constitutional government of any
age, has been ruthlessly assailed, not by a foreign foe, but by
those who have grown up under its protection, and who are
indebted to it for every civil and religious privilege. * * *
You have done nobly in laying yourselves on the altar of
your country. * * To you, then, we entrust these
colors, feeling confident that though they may be rent by the
iron hail of the battle field, yet they will be brought back by
you, or the ground shall be heaped with the slain of those
who have dared to dishonor them."
In behalf of the regiment, Col. Ferris, a son of the town,
accepted the colors, giving his pledge that " while there is a
single strong arm among these sons of Connecticut, this
emblem of our nation, and this flag of our State shall never
be stained with the pollution of rebel hands."
Special calls upon the town were made several times during
the war, by the United States Christian Commission, for the
Army and Navy. At a meeting in Seely's Hall, March 18,
1863, after several earnest addresses made for the cause, over
eleven hundred dollars were collected. At another meeting,
held June 2, 1864, though on a stormy evening, fifteen hun-
dred were promptly pledged. And the whole amount con-
tributed through this channel to the wants of our suffering
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men in the field, could not have been less than five thousand
It would be impossible now to report all the service ren-
dered in Stamford, to the cause of the Union, in the shape
of clothing, provisions, cordials and hospital stores. Almost
every family in the town aided in these contributions.
Nothing seemed withheld which could promote the health
or comfort of our men in the field. At whatever cost
goods were often forwarded to every regiment in which we
were more specially represented.
Yet, among the agencies employed in doing this much
needed work, especial mention should be made of the
SOLDIERS' AID SOCIETY. This was composed of ladies,
representing the Congregational, Episcopal, Baptist, Meth-
odist, and Universalist denominations of the village. They
organized on the 2d of July 1861, and continued to render
good service through the war, reserving, even at its close,
such funds as might still be needed for disabled soldiers or
their families. In their weekly meetings, and at their
private homes, the amount of work they did was very great,
and its value can never be fully estimated. As a mere hint
at this service, I find that they had forwarded by February,
1862, to our men in the field, 1,288 different articles of
clothing, besides medicine and provisions. In the year 1862,
they forwarded 602 pairs of socks for one article alone.
From July, 1861, to February, 1865, they had collected and
made most effective use of the sum of $6,476.18. A con-
siderable portion of this sum had been invested in materials
for clothing, which, when made up, must have been of far
greater value to our men in the field and in the hospital
than a much larger sum of money. Probably $10,000
would not equal the value of the services thus rendered ;
and this service was the tribute which the great majority
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of our mothers, and wives, and daughters paid to their
The successive presidents of the association were Mrs.
Theodore Davenport, Mrs. Truman Smith, Mrs. Mary E.
Miller, and Mrs. H. B. Starr ; its vice-president, Mrs. E.
Francis ; its corresponding secretary, Miss C. Tomlinson ;
its secretaries, Miss Catharine Aiken, and Miss A. Lovell ;
and its only and very efficient treasurer, Miss Laura E. Porter.
The following-names are found on its Board of management :
Mrs. Ann Ebbets, Mrs. M. F. Merritt, Mrs. G. A. Hoyt,
Mrs. J. W. Hubbard, Mrs. James Warner, Mrs. J. H. Car-
rington, Mrs. it. E. Rice, Mrs. James Betts, Mrs. C. E.
Warren, Mrs. J. L. Lockwood, Mrs. Mary E. Miller, Mrs.
Woodford, Mrs. C. Weed, Mrs. Caldwell, Mrs. E. Webb,
Mrs. William Hoyt, Mrs. Albert Seely, Mrs. H. Weed, Mrs.
Dr. Hurlbutt, Mrs. H. M. Humphrey, Mrs. J. B. Knapp, Mrs.
William G. Betts, and the Misses Sarah Hall, Susan Daskam,
Mary Lockwood, Imogene Macien, and A. Crom.
A very important part of the aid rendered by the Aid
Society, consisted in the supplies of provision and cordials
for our soldiers at David's Island, and to our wounded men
returning to their homes or hospitals through the town.
During her presidency, Mrs. Truman Smith, with character-
istic resolution, organized a system of regular visitation to
the Island, in which a great amount of timely service was
rendered by herself and those who accompanied her. The
Soldier's Aid Society received many a letter from relieved
soldiers, overflowing with heartiest thankfulness for the
most excellent work which they were doing so efficiently.
Telegrams from the city often came to the Society,
announcing the speedy arrival of a train of cars, having on
board a large number ot wounded men to be nursed, or a
hungry regiment to be fed ; and forthwith a detail of Stam-
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ford women were on hand at the depot, with the needed
Such is a part of the work done by the spontaneous liber-
ality of our private citizens our free-will offerings to a
cause in which were centered our highest interests and our
But not less noticeable was the public and official
action of the town itself. Its recorded votes are a perpetual
witness to the earnest loyalty of its citizens. Generous pro-
vision was made at the public expense, that the draft which
had been ordered, need not bear unjustly upon those of our
townsmen who might be unable to meet the expense of sub-
stitutes. Witness the vote of August 4, 1863, in which a
bounty of $300 was provided for every drafted man who
should be accepted by the Government. Without reporting
each appropriation made, as the exigency of the war
called for it, it is only necessary to add, as a witness to
the generous provision of the town, that our treasury
shows, between April, 1861, and October 11, 1865, appro-
priations for war purposes to the amount of $75,627.85.
We have thus briefly gathered some of the proofs of the
loyal zeal shown by the citizens of Stamford, during these
months and years of the great Secession experiment. Such
zeal and such sacrifice could only have sprung from an abid-
ing love for the Union of the States, and from strong convic-
tions that there is no safety nor even a continued history for
us, without such union. At the opening of the war, it was as
if a whole people, moved by the sense of a common peril,
had united with all their resources to effect their common
deliverance. Nor, at any time during the war, did any other
opposition to the war measures show itself, than such as
simply served to re-invigorate, and show in still clearer light
the anti- secession element in the town.
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Among the most effective means by which these results
were secured we must not lose sight of the teachings and the
examples of our pulpits. As in revolutionary times of old,
the clergy of the town were, in loyal zeal and works, the
leaders and examples to their people. During the few
months preceding actual collision, there were earnest
pleas for peace, and earnest prayer that if it could be, civil
war might be averted. At our Union services on the occa-
sion of the fast appointed by president Buchanan, it seemed
as though the shrinking back from the threatened conflict,
foreboded a future timidity which could never face the haz-
ards of actual war. But when the war note had been once
sounded, in spite of this hope of peace, and prayer for it, no
pulpit here which spoke at all, gave an uncertain sound.
" Political preaching," as never before, summoned the wor-
shipers of these churches to an earnest and self-sacrificing
loyalty. The calls of the government were enforced in
sacred places, as the very call of God. Treason was pro-
nounced impiety ; and so religion was held to be inseparable
from patriotism. In the Baptist church, the Rev. P. S. Evans,
lost no opportunity to urge upon the people the grave duty
of the hour. No day was too holy, in his creed, and no
place too sacred, for the utterance and the enforcement of
loyalty, and he never stopped to apologize for either ; and
when the time came for him to show his faith by his works,
he was found ready to take his place as chaplain in the army,
with his regiment at the front.
Rev. R. R. Booth, of the Presbyterian church, who left
his charge here just as the assassins of the nation were con-
certing the methods of their attack, in his parting words, left
behind him the germs of right thoughts for the coming crisis ;
and his successor, Rev. 1). K. Bartlett, poured into the work
here, all the warmth and earnestness of a passion for loyalty
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and a righteous indignation against treason ; and went, like
Mr. Evans, with his regiment, to do the service of an Army
Rev. L. S. Weed of the Methodist church remained here
long enough to see the people earnestly at work in the strife,
and his weighty words had their influence in rallying our
strength to the standard of the Union ; and both his succes-
sors, Drs. Burch and Andrews, only seconded and sustained
the loyalty, which he enforced.
Rev. L. W. Bacon, of the Congregational church, gave us
his clear and sharp analysis of treason ; and by an eloquence
not often exceeded, stirred the people to whatever duty, of
patient forbearance or courageous warfare, a Christian pat-
riotism demanded of them.
Rev. Walter Mitchell, of the Episcopal church, both in
his own pulpit and in the mass meetings of our citizens in
discourse and in verse, earnestly enjoined on all good citi-
zens the sacred duties of citizenship in the crisis which had
Rev. Eben Francis, in the Universalist church, held the
same theory ot loyalty with our other clergy, and in many a
timely and eloquent word, spoke nobly for the cause. He
rendered, also, effective service in the chaplaincy which he
so well filled. Xor was his co-laborer and successor, Rev. J.
iS. Dodge, a whit behind the foremost of these loyal minis-
ters, in either the doctrine or practice of his loyalty.
It is due, also, to the memory of Father O'Xeil of the
Catholic church, to add, that, being a republican, he was in
full sympathy with the prosecution of the war, though in his
feeble state, unable to give it an active and public advocacy.
It should also be added, that in addition to the chaplain
services of at least three of these ministers, others of them
rendered very effective aid to our cause in their voluntary
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agency for the United States Christian and Sanitary Com-
Under such teachings, appealing as they did to the
responsive hearts of a loyal people, and enforced as they
were, by almost daily examples of such practical and self-
denying devotion to the cause, as never fails to move human
hearts, it is not to be wondered at, that at times, this zeal
for the Union cause seemed to be excessive. Warm-hearted
men would be very likely to assume risks and responsibili-
ties, greater even than the cause could ask at their hands.
Young men, eager to avenge an insult offered for the first
time in their lives to their country's flag, even if without the
physical endurance needed for the field, would be very likely
to crowd forward, even over the wishes of their friends and
the warnings of the surgeon, to a place with the most valiant
in the ranks.
We are not without many instances, in which the sons of
the town were kept out of the ranks, only by the refusal of
the surgeon to allow the muster. We could wish it possible
to enroll here, in our record of CITIZEN SERVICE, the free-will
offerings which they thus made. But their names were
never recorded on the muster roll, and many of them were
never reported outside of the families which they repre-
sented. We recall only these few as the representatives of
this class of our young loyalists : Charles W., son of Rufus
Wai-dwell; Arthur W., son of Charles Edwin Smith;
Augustus, son of Sanford Bates ; and George, son of Wm.
Others among us, whose years exempted them, sought to
show their zeal, side by side with their sons in the field;
and our ranks thus actually held men whose years would
have been a bar to their enlistment.
Others, still, who were personally exempt, outstripped
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the letter of their duty, by furnishing an extra and reserve
soldier, who might possibly be needed in some special emer-
gency, or who might save the stern necessity of calling away
from the support of his dependent family, one whom the law
of the war called to a sacrifice which he ought not to be
required to make. How long this list should be we may
never know ; but to their honor and our credit, we may here
record upon it the names of Captain William Skiddy and
Alfred Hoyt, Esq., of whom Captain Skiddy sent a soldier
for himself, though above the military age, and his son who
had not yet attained it.
To this list it is due that at least one other name should
be added, J. N. Ayres, Esq. When, by the sad fortune of the
war, he had been called to lay his own son in a soldier's
grave, he did not rest, until he had refilled by a substitute,
at his own cost, the vacancy thus made in the ranks.
And then what a record we have in the gift to the country,
in this hour of her great peril, of so many of the sons from
so many of our families. Our catalogue will show us one
family offering eight of its sons and grandsons ; another
lending the services of six sons, of whom one, wrecked by
the storms of war, returned only to linger on till his death;
three others gave for us five sons each, four others four sons
each, and eleven others still, each three sons. We have not
yet counted up the families from which both father and son
went, side by side into the war ; nor those which sent two
sons each ; nor yet those from which the only son went,
never more to return ; nor those whose fathers, bidding their
wives and little ones tearful adieus, heroically went forth
facing the perils of the field, to return in so many
instances no more, to the home-hearths they offered them-
selves to save. We do not attempt to chronicle here the
story of home-ties sundered, and home-affections torn, and
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home-hopes forever blighted in these years of war. This is
the story that pen cannot trace. It is felt, only, in the tear-
less and voiceless depths of anguished and patiently suffering
souls. And we had them here, aye, and now have them
among us. Oh! how many of them.
More than any other of these varied services, will the
great sacrifice of life among us, remain an unequivocal wit-
ness to the fealty of the people. No town, for any trivial
cause, would consent to such a sacrifice. There must be
rights unspeakably costly and precious, in danger ; or the
very principles on which all those rights depend, must be at
stake, before a people will pay such a cost. How much we
had thus suffered in our family circles was seen with pain-
ful distinctness as the Thanksgiving of 1864 approached.
It was proposed to send the Thanksgiving Turkey to every
widow whose husband had fallen in the war, when the fol-
lowing list was supplied : Mrs. G. W. Platt, J. Waters, S.
II. Hoyt, J. A. Miles, Geo. C. Swathel, F. Dry son, J. J.
Taylor, H. Malian, M. Fox, W. Gillespie, C. E. Morrell, L.
L. Hoyt, E. B. Bouton, J. Vail, A. J. Lockwood, S. D.
Lockwood, W. O. Webb, G. A. Mead, A. Boyd, T. O'Brien,
T. L. Bailey, N. Barmore, P. Fryermouth, A. Hoyt, G. W.
Hartson, C. Jennings, C. W. Miller, S. Smith and Win. H.
Walton. How much more the town was to suffer in this
sacrifice of life, our too long roll of the dead, at the close of
this volume will show. But the record full as it is and
representing as it does all classes of families among us, will
prove to us a most enduring witness to the deep and uncon-
querable loyalty of a people, who were ready to pledge the
last dollar and the last man, to resist the wicked counsels
and the wily assaults of treason.
And yet, why need we marvel even at such exhibitions of
a self-denying and self-sacrificing loyalty ? What have not
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a people been willing to do and dare in other years and in
other lands, in self-defense ? What are the bounds, beyond
which earnestly loyal souls will not venture, for the sake of
father-land and .fealty ?
Nay, it would have been a greater marvel, if when rebel
shots first struck the Nation's Sumpter, a single citizen could
be found, outside of the conspirators themselves, whose
honest fear and hottest indignation did not rouse him to a
hero's part in the defense. It would have been a marvel, if
Stamford had not poured out her money and her men to meet
and crush out, quickly and forever, this fell germ of treason.
Yes, thank God, it is his ordinance. HE gives to loyalty the
enthusiasm which knows no bounds. He inspires stout
hearts, he nerves strong arms to do his work, when
treason assails his cause. And when thus inspired and
nerved, why should not the hosts of loyalty triumph ? Why
should not "the right hand of the Lord" be exalted?
"THE RIGHT HAJS T D OF THE LORD DOETH VALIANTLY."
In this portion of the MEMORIAL we shall report as fully as
our space will allow, the position and service of every native
or resident of the town, who has been in any way connected
with the army, or with the navyof the Union. And every
name on our roll will appear in its appropriate place in the
company, or regiment, or battalion, to which it properly be-
longs. As the town was much more fully represented in
the Third, Sixth, Tenth, Seventeenth and Twenty-eighth
regiments of Connecticut volunteers, than in any others, we
shall first report these regiments with a list of their principal
engagements, as the most intelligible and briefest way of
locating the great majority of our toAvnsmen in the war.
To these will succeed the list of our townsmen scattered
through the other regiments of the State, with such personal
notices as we can supply. Then will follow our representa-
tives in the regiments of other States, alphabetically ar-
ranged ; and the last list will be that of those who have been
in the regular service in the United States army.
For the Connecticut portion of this list, I am not a little
indebted to the " Catalogue of the Connecticut Volunteer
Force" issued by the Adjutant General of the State, though
my list will differ considerably from that of the State cata-
logue, both in the number of the names and in their ortho-
graphy. For the list of names connected with the regiments
of other States, I have been obliged to depend mainly upon
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my own private record of our townsmen, as from week to
week during the struggle, their enlistment came to my know-
ledge. The lists secured from both of these sources have
been considerably modified by personal application to more
than a hundred and fifty of these volunteers or their fam-
ilies. If errors are still found in the list, or if omissions are
detected, they must be such as have occurred in spite of the
most laborious and expensive pains-taking.
At the head of each of these fuller companies, will be in-
dicated the times of mustering in, of re-enlistment, and of
final discharge, so that these facts need not be repeated at
each name. When, in individual cases, enlistment, or dis-
charge occurred at other times, the record will be found
against the names to which they refer.
COLONELS JOHN ARNOLD, and J. L. CHATFIELD.
In this Regiment, Company F, Stamford was represented
by thirty-nine men. Their captain, Albert Stevens, on the
opening of the war, was residing in the town, and having
already seen considerable service, and being thoroughly in
sympathy with the aim of the war, he was commissioned to
be their leader. The balance of the company consisted of
eighteen men from Darien and thirteen from New Canaan.
Leaving Stamford Monday morning, April 18, 1861, the
company went to their rendezvous in Hartford, where they
were set earnestly to the work of fitting themselves for the
field. Scarcely a man of them ever handled fire-arms, least
of all with any design of putting them to a military use. Of
the spirit of these men we had a good illustration in an
incident occurring while they were on drill in Hartford,
before they were mustered. They had been encouraged
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before leaving home with the promise of equipment with
Sharp's rifles. Instead of these, notice came to them that
they would have to march with the old smooth-bore musket.
They were, of course, tried by the disappointment, and
protested against the order. But the times allowed of no
delay ; and when the captain called upon those in the ranks,
who would go on with him to meet the enemy, even if the
Government would give them " nothing but pitchforks," to
step forward, every man of them sprang to the front. And
this was the spirit which animated them to the end of the
term for which they had enlisted, and which led so many of
them to re-enlist. They were at length mustered into the
service in Hartford, for three months, leaving that city, May
19th, for New Haven, where they took the steamer Cahawba
for AVashington. Here they joined, May 23d, the First and
Second Connecticut Regiments, and were put under vigor-
ous drill in camp Douglas, until June 23d, when they were
ordered to camp Tyler, at Falls Church, in Virginia, and for
several days they held this exposed position. On a scouting
expedition to Hunter's Road, June 30th, Captain Stevens,
with forty of his command, took three horses and two
prisoners from the famed Black Horse Cavalry of the rebels.
One of the horses thus taken was used by General Tyler on
the day of the Bull Run rout.
On July 15th, our three Connecticut Regiments were
brigaded with the Eleventh Maine, under Col. E. D.
Keyes, and on the next day were ordered to advance, the
Third Connecticut taking the lead. They were arrested at
Blackburn Ford, by Longstreet's division ; and here for two
days of varied skirmishing, the brigade held this advanced
post, while the Union forces were brought up. AVe next
find our company entering the apparently disastrous Bull
Run engagement, July 21, 1861. AVe shall never know all
42 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL.
of the daring of those terrible hours. Terry was ordered at
about two o'clock P. M. to take a battery, which greatly
annoyed the Union troops. It was while executing this
order that our company showed itself ready for the severest
ordeals of war. Meeting, they drove before them the
skirmish lines of the enemy to the very summit of the hill,
over which the batteries were masked and supported by
infantry, and there, " unfurled the stars and stripes above it,
pausing from the fight to cheer for the Union cause."
Among the men who represented us on that day, must be
named as especially deserving mention, our first and second
lieutenants, Wells Allis and Isaac L. Hoyt, and our First
Sergeant, Charles A. Hobbie. It was well earned testimony
which General Keyes was obliged to render this regiment in
his official report, and to no part of his command did it more
truthfully apply, than to our Stamford representatives:
" The gallantry with which the Second regiment of Maine
and the Third of Connecticut Volunteers, charged up the
hill upon the enemy's artillery and infantry was never, in
my opinion, surpassed." No higher praise is needed for
these sons of the town, than that being first in the engage-
ments of that unfortunate day, they were also the last to
leave the field ; and that they left it, not like the great mass
of the Union army, in a disgraceful rout, but in good order,
and with their arms. To this record we can also add, that
by hard fighting, they had to defend themselves and protect
for several miles the retreating army. We have, also, Gen.
Tyler's testimony, that it was the good conduct of these sons
of Connecticut, which " saved us. not only a large amount
of public property, but the mortification of having our stand-
ing camps fall into the hands of the enemy." Our company
roll at the end of this account mentions the capture of three
of our men. It is due to one of these prisoners of war, that
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we here give the story of his capture. George Weed, the
third on the list of those taken prisoners, had been assisting
Robert Wilson and Charles Hunnewell of our company, and
A. E. Bronson of Co. C, in removing from the hospital,
Sergeant John R. Marsh of Danbury, who was in a dying
condition. The agony of the wounded soldier was such that
he begged them to take him up into a piece of woods near
them, and let him die. They did so, and there watched over
him, with such ministry of kindness as they could render,
until his death.* This had taken so much time, as to make
it difficult for them to overtake their regiment, then on the
retreat ; and none of them succeeded in eluding the pursu-
ing army, excepting the shrewd and active Wilson. And
so, devotion to his wounded comrade cost Mr. Weed his cap-
ture and imprisonment. The company after the rout at
Bull Run were not again called into the field. Returning
to Connecticut at the expiration of the three months for
which they had enlisted, they were mustered out with the
regiment at Hartford. On their return to Stamford, they
were welcomed in a brief address of congratulation on behalf
of their townsmen, by the author of this MEMORIAL, and with
a prayer of thanksgiving by Rev. L. S. Weed, of the Method-
ist church. The response, made by Capt. Stevens, to the
address, indicated the readiness of the company to re-enter
service, as soon as they could recover from the wear of their
past three months' campaign. The following catalogue will
show who of them re-enlisted ; and the records of the com-
panies which they joined, will witness to the good service
that many of them did, as proved and accredited VETERANS.
* This record will correct an error which crept into the note on page 100 of the ex-
cellent "Military and Civil History of Connecticut during the Civil War."
4:4: STAMFOKD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL.
RIFLE COMPANY F.
Mustered into the United States Service, May 14, 1861, Mustered out August 12, 1861.
ALBERT STEVENS, Capt., re-en 1. into the 17th Conn.
WELLS ALLIS, 1st Lieut., re-enl. into the 95th Ohio.
THEODORE MILLER, Sergt., re-enl. into the 10th Conn.
EDWARD F. NICHOLS, Sergt., afterwards served in the Navy.
MARCUS WATERBURY, Sergt., re-enl. into the 17th Conn.
HENRY M. CAPPKR, Corp., re-enl. into the 10th Conn.
JACOB VANDERHOFF, Corp., re-enl. into 17th Conn.
THADDEUS L. BAILEY, Corp., re-enl. into the 28th Conn.
PHILIP LEVER, Musician, re-enl. into the 28th Conn.
JOHN II. VERNAL, Musician, re-enl. into the 17th Conn.
SMITH BROWN, was discharged for disability.
ELA BALLARD, re-enl. into the 28th Conn.
EDSON BEARDSLEY, re-enl. into the 17th Conn.
CHARLES A. BAILEY, did not re-enlist.
EDWARD J. BING, Jr., re-enl. into the 6th Conn.
.[AMES CONLAN, re-enl. into the 8th Conn.
CHARLES I. DAYTON, entered the Navy.
THEODORE DELCROIX, re-enl. into the 28th Conn.
EDWARD A. FERRIS, re-enl. into the 28th Conn.
JOSHUA D. GILMORE, taken prisoner at Bull Run, July 21,
1861, and held as a prisoner until the next spring, re-enl.
into some foreign regiment.
WILLIAM HOBBLE. See Obituary.
JOHN HARVEY, re-enl. into the 17th Conn.
CHARLES H. KREIG, re-enl. into the 6th Conn.
JOHN KELLEY, is not known to have re-enlisted.
JOHN KELLY, 2d, re-enl. into the 17th Conn.
HENRY I. LOUNSBURY, re-enl. into the 17th Conn.
MICHAEL MURPHY, is not known to have re-enlisted.
JOSEPH PAIGHT, taken prisoner at Bull Run, July 21, 1861,
and held by the rebels eleven months. After his release,
he re-enl. into the 28th Conn.
MILITARY SERVICE. CO. F, THIRD CONN. 45
PETER ROONEY, it is thought, went into a New York cavalry
GEORGE A. SCOFIELD, re-enl. into the 17th Conn.
DAVID H. SCOFIELD, re-enl. into the Ira Harris cavalry.
JAMES T. SCOFIELD, re-enl. into 17th Conn.
JOHN SIMMS, re-enl. into the 10th Conn.
THEODORE "W. SWAN, returned to his business here.
FRANCIS L. STILL, re-enl. in the 6th Conn.
ALONZO P. TOMS, returned to his business here.
ORLANDO TOWNSEND, re-enl. into the 6th Conn.
JAMES E. WEBB, discharged for disability ; is now living in
Peekskill, N. Y.
GEORGE WEED, was taken prisoner at Bull Run, July 21,
1861. He was exchanged in July, 1862, and re-enl. into
the 17th Conn.
COLS. J. L. CHATFIELD, D. C. RODMAN, REDFIELD DURYEE,
AND A. P. ROCKWELL.
In company D of this regiment, Stamford was represented,
before the close of the war by 107 men. As a regiment it
took rank among the most efficient; and none of its com-
panies did better service than the Stamford company. This
was distinctly foretokened, both by the character of the
volunteers themselves, and still more by the special military
fitness of their captain. We were not surprised to have the
company thus reported by an intelligent correspondent from
New Haven while they were still in camp there : " This com-
pany is admitted by all to be the best company on the ground.
Even captains of other companies concede this much. The
men have been longer and better drilled. Out of 84 men
only two were rejected. Altogether, Stamford has cause to
4:6 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL,.
be proud of the company, and I am satisfied it will never
disgrace your citizens."
Nor was it altogether an unexpected award made to the
regiment, later in the war, by its Brigadier, Horatio G.
Wright : " The Sixth is my best regiment they have done
more work, taken more property, and behaved better, than
any other of my regiments."
This regiment left New Haven, Sept. 17th, 1861, and at
Jersey City took cars for "Washington. After remaining in
tents at Glenwood until Oct. 5th, they went to Annapolis,
where they embarked, Oct. 20th with sixteen other regi-
ments, for the expedition to South Carolina under Sherman ;
and on the 29th they left Fortress Monroe, to begin in earn-
est the severe work to which they were called. After the
successful naval action of Nov. 7th, in which Forts Walker
and Beauregard were taken, the honor was assigned to the
Sixth and Seventh Connecticut regiments of first landing on
rebel territory, and taking possession of it in the name
of the government of the United States. The Sixth, in
command of captain Meeker, on board the Winfield Scott,
and the Seventh under Col. Terry in row boats, started
together, to execute this order. The steamer grounding just
off Fort Walker, the opportunity is afforded to the row boats
to reach the shore first, and the Seventh rapidly formed on
the beach, while the Sixth were landing ; and Hilton Head
was now in the hands of the Union forces.
Under date of Nov. 29th we have the following account
of the first permanent occupancy of the main land by our
army, in a letter from captain Meeker :
" Last Saturday morning, we left Hilton Head and the
same day reached Graham's Plantation. On Sunday morn-
ing, Nov. 24rth, we started for Buckingham Ferry. As we
approached the shore, we discovered some eight or ten of the
MILITARY SERVICE. SIXTH CONN. 47
enemy's pickets, on whom we fired at once. They imme-
diately mounted their horses and fled like deer. * * The
men behaved nobly and landed from the boats in fine style.
Without the least hesitation they leaped into the water,
where it was three or four feet deep and rushing- to the shore
formed in good order. This was the first expedition to the
main land, except when I crossed some eight days before
with nine men.
On Monday, John Yandervaldt, Martin Stottlar, Bob
Wilson and Scriber went on an expedition of their own to
the main land. They drove in the secesh pickets took their
flag and brought it into camp, the only one taken except the
one on the fort at the time of bombardment."
It would have amused us to see our energetic captain
attempt the exploration of Seceshdom on a secesh mule.
He had gone over to Bull Island, on a military errand.
Obliged to leave his own horse in camp, he found the need
of one on the island. He soon spied a negro driving his
mule in his cart ; and on learning from him that the beast
was good under the saddle, he negotiated for his use. He
mounted and started with his company, but his vicious don-
key used his heels so skilfully as to leave his rider at his
leisure on the sward, while his donkey ship careered at
2.40 speed around the fields.
The early part of 1862 found this company still in the
Department of the South. For more than a month they
were on board transports in Warsaw Sound, to be ready at
a signal to take part in a secret expedition, headed by Gen.
Wright. Nothing could exceed their discomfort during
this trying period. Salt food only, and foul water, with their
crowded transports, left them a prey to the fever of the
region, and they were obliged to return to Hilton Head,
where they rapidly recovered. In March they were sent
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over to Dawfuskie Island, to take part in the reduction of
Fort Pulaski. In May they are ordered to James' Island.,
near Charleston, and in executing this order our men saw
not a little privation. Returning to Hilton Head, they
remained until October 21st, when they were sent on an
expedition to break up railroad communication between
Charleston and Savannah. The pilot of this raid was one of
our men, Robert Wilson. On the 22d occurred the sharp
fighting at Pocataligo, in which our company dared well,
and suffered much as skirmishers, under lieutenant J.
Stottlar ; the captain being in command of the regiment
after the fall of the colonel and his lieutenant-colonel, John
The winter of 1862-3 was spent in camp at Beaufort and
Hilton Head. In March, 1863, they were in Florida, but
after evacuating Jacksonville, returned to Hilton Head.
Early in June, 1863, the company were transferred to Folly
Island, where for nearly a month they were quietly engaged
in making preparations for taking possession of Morris Island,
lying between them and Charleston. IS'o night succeeded
which did not tax to the utmost their skill and their endu-
rance ; and by the 9th of July they had made ready for the
advance. Here our men did most effective service. As the
regiment under their gallant colonel landed, Company I )
were ordered to deploy as skirmishers to the front. Under
their first and second lieutenants, John and Martin Stottlar.
they started at " double quick," mounted the first battery
and captured all the gunners, and sent them to the rear as
prisoners of war. They then filed off to the left, mounting
the second battery as the first, and so on until all the bat
teries were carried, numbering in all twelve batteries of
siege guns. The color bearer of the rebels was making oft*
with their battle flag, when Roper Hounslow shot him
MILITARY SERVICE. SIXTH CONN. 49
down. Lieutenant Martin Stottlar being close at his heels,
took the flag the moment he fell. It bore the date which
our boys could never have forgotten, Pocotaligo, October
22, 1862. The batteries had been taken in fine style.
Company D alone taking sixty-four prisoners, when its
whole number of effective men was but sixty -two.
Again, after a night of furious rain in the rifle pits, the
company joined with a will in the severe charge on Wagner,
of the 18th. The first Lieut. John Stottlar, was sent to the
front with the body of his command as sharpshooters, and
the thirteen who were not in the pits, were in the furious
charge which followed, under their second Lieut., Martin
Stottlar. How desperate was the work which our men here
did, is seen in the fact that before the colors of the Sixth
Conn, were planted on the fort, eleven color-bearers had
been shot down. And what was worse than the perilous
advance on Wagner and the storming of its well-worked
batteries, amid the shot and shell which the Sumpter and
James' Island batteries were pouring upon the advancing
column, was the courageous feat of holding the fort alone
for three hours, against three desperate attempts of the
rebels to recover it.
Among the men who were counted worthy of special
remembrance and honor for the daring work of this fierce
fighting, our company counts two, to whom General Gilmore
awarded medals of honor, Sergeant Norman Provost and
The Sixth, after the severe work they had done before
Wagner, were sent back to Hilton Plead for recruiting. In
January, 1864, they had a short furlough, during which they
visited the North, and were welcomed at New Haven by a
midnight exhibition of fireworks and a sumptuous supper.
A complimentary supper was also given the re-enlisted men
50 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL.
of this company, February 20, 1864, at the Stamford
House, when their captain, Charles H. Nichols, was pre-
sented with a sword from the citizens of Stamford, by Thos.
G. Hitch, Esq. J. B. Ferris, Esq., followed the presentation
by handing to the captain a purse containing $1050, to be
distributed equally among the forty-two re-enlisted men.
Returning South, they embarked April 6th, at Hilton
Head, and proceeded to Gloucester Point in Virginia, where
they were assigned to the 10th Army Corps, under Major-
Gen. Gilmore. May 4th, they embarked on transports and
proceeded up the James' river, and by the 10th, we find the
Sixth, now led by our townsman, lieutenant-colonel Meeker,
doing good service, near Chester Station, destroying the
track of the Richmond and Petersburg railroad.
From this date until the 16th, our men were almost con-
stantly engaged in skirmishing, until they felt, on the mor-
ning of the latter date, the sudden and heavy fall of the rebel
army upon their exposed front before Fort Darling. During
these days of constant exposure, nine of the Stamford men
were more or less severely wounded, as the company roll
will show. May 20th witnessed another engagement in
which they succeeded in capturing a portion of the advanced
rifle pits of the rebels, when two more of our townsmen are
reported among the wounded. Next followed the engage-
ment of June 17th, near Bermuda Hundred. This time
Longstreet pounced upon our advance with a heavy force,
and captured Captain Nichols and nine of his command, and,
of course, gave them a trial of the tender mercies of rebel
prison life, as they had occasion to learn on reaching Libby
the next evening. " Here," and we are following the cap-
tain's own diary, " we were searched by the notorious Dick
Turner, and I had all my greenbacks taken from me. On
the morning of the 19th, about ten o'clock, our rations for
MILITARY SERVICE. SIXTH CONN. 51
the day were brought in ; they were one-half pint of cow pea
soup, two ounces rotten bacon, and one half pound corn
Thence on the 21st they were sent to Macon, Ga., where,
on the following Fourth of July, they raised the stars and
stripes, " much to the disgust of the officers " in charge of
them. July 28th they were sent to Charleston, and thence,
October 5th, to Columbia, and assigned quarters in an open
field without shelter. November 4th, the captain escaped,
and after a tramp of ninety miles was captured November
9th, and sent back to Columbia. On the 29th he made his
escape again with several others. The captain's diary shall
explain how he this time succeeded.
" Before going to our hiding place at daylight, we called
on the negroes who had helped us on our previous journey.
One of them told us that the dogs would be run that day,
but we could fool the dogs. So we were led to the barn
and put in the hay loft, where we lay all day and the next
night, the negroes cooking rations for us and bringing them
to US. THE NEGROES WERE TRUE TO US IN EVERY INSTANCE.
After leaving this place, we found other negroes who helped
us in every way they could. After traveling at night and
lying still in the day, for ten days, we arrived safely at the
coast, and were rescued by the picket boat from the United
States gun boat, Nipsic." As it happened, his deliverer was
another of our townsmen, engineer L. L. P. Ayres. After
being thus rescued, the captain was sent to Charleston har-
bor, where he reported to the fleet commander, and was sent
to Port Royal. From Port Royal he went to New York,
which he reached December 20, 1 864.
Meanwhile, in the engagements at Deep Itun, from the
14th to the 18th of August, our men again saw hard fighting
and sustained some losses captain John Stottlar and eight
52 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL.
of his command being the victims of these incessant skir-
mishes. From this date forward, whether at the front,
steadily facing Richmond the real seat of the rebel power
or before New York threatened with a mild form of rebel-
lion from the foreign population, our company continued to
merit well for brave and honorable service. And when
Terry had obtained permission to take Fort Fisher, he
turned to our Sixth and Seventh regiments, whose gallant
service he had so often witnessed, to share with him the
brilliant achievement which made that " impregnable " fort
our own, and the subsequent movement which opened Wil-
mington to our troops.
The report of the Adjutant-General of the State for 1866,
gives the following as the principal engagements in which
this regiment took part: Pocotaligo, October 22, 1862;
Morris Island, July 10, 1863 ; Fort Wagner, July 18, 1863 ;
all in South Carolina ; Chester Station, May 10, 1864 ; Near
Bermuda Hundred, May 10 to June 18, 1864, Deep Run,
August 14 to 18, 1864, in Virginia ; and Fort Fisher, N. C.,
January 15, 1865.
This Company was mustered in September 5, 1861, re-enlisted December 24, 1863, and
mustered out August 21, 1865,
LORENZO MEEKER, commissioned Capt. August 23d, 1861,
promoted Major July 24th, 1862, and Lieut. Col. Nov.
27th, 1863. At the close of his term of service he was
urged to remain in the service, in consideration of his
efficient conduct in command. He at length resigned,
Sept. 30th, 1864, and was honorably discharged.
CHARLES H. NICHOLS, commissioned 1st Lieut. August 23d,
1861, and Capt. July 24th, 1862. An excellent officer in
the care of his command and in his steady courage in
MILITARY SERVICE. CO. D, SIXTH CONN. 53
action. He was detailed in 1861 to organize a guard by
Gen. W. T. Sherman, and served also as aid to Col. Chat-
field while on James' Island. At Beaufort he rendered
good service as Provost Marshal.
JOHN STOTTLAR, commissioned 2d Lieut, August 23, 1861,
promoted 1st Lieut. July 24, 1862, and Capt. Feb. 19,
1864, and assigned to Co. C of the regiment. His pro-
motion was the fitting reward for soldierly merit. W hen
needed, he was ready both to dare and to do. At the ex-
piration of his term of enlistment he was honorably dis-
charged Dec. 2, 1864.
WILLIAM II. MEEKER, entered the service as 1st Sergt., and
was commissioned 2d Lieut. July 24, 1862. He resigned
Feb. 10, 1863.
MARTIN STOTTLAR entered the service, 2d Sergt., was com-
missioned 2d Lieut. Feb. 10, 1863 and 1st Lieut. Jan.
!',, 1864. He deserves well of his townsmen both for
his daring on the field and for the patience and courage
with which lie endured the long suffering, which followed
the severe wounds of July 18, 1863, before Fort Wagner.
He had well earned the sword presented him by the citi-
zens of the town, in January, 1864. He resigned, March
NORMAN PROVOST, entered the service as 3d Sergt. He re-
enlisted veteran, and was commissioned 2d Lieut, March
17, 1864, and promoted 1st Lieut. May 31, 1864. He
brought back with him the medal which testifies to his
good conduct on the battle-field.
JOHN II. BOTTS entered the service as private, re-enlisted
veteran, and was wounded in the eyes at Bermuda
Hundred. He was commissioned 1st Lieut. March 3,
1865, assigned to Co. C., and mustered out with the com-
JOHN VANDERVALT, Sergt., served in the signal corps, and at
the end of his term of enlistment was mustered out.
HORACE P. HOBBY, Sergt., re-enl. veteran. See Obituary.
GILES CAREY, Sergt., was discharged for disability in J 863.
54 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 3 MEMORIAL.
GEORGE "W. FINCH, Sergt., wounded in hand and hip at Fort
Darling, May 20, 1864.
ROBERT WILSON, Corp., an active and useful soldier, wounded
in the shoulder at Pocotaligo, and transferred to Inv. Corps
Sept. 30, 1863.
THOMAS SCRIBER, Corp., wounded at Fort Darling, May 15,
GEORGE W. YOUNGS, Corp., detailed for Quartermaster's de-
WM. H. INNESS, Corp., was discharged for disability, Jan. Y,
EDWARD J. BING, Corp. See Obituary.
JOEL M. ANDERSON, Corp., re-enl. veteran, and was wounded
May 20, 1864. Sent to the hospital in Newark, N. J., and
discharged by reason of his wounds, June 28, 1864.
JOHN S. CLARK, Corp., re-enl. veteran. See Obituary.
CHARLES E. PROVOST, Corp., re-enl. veteran. See Obituary.
WILLIAM LOWA, Corp. See Obituary.
JAMES McGEE, Corp., re-eril. veteran on the Stamford quota,
and was wounded on Morris Island, July 9, 1863.
IRA D. JONES, Corp., Jan. 30, 1862. See Obituary.
WM. H. REYNOLDS, Corp., re-enl. veteran on the Stamford
GEORGE LORD, Musician.
CHARLES H. LOCKWOOD, Musician, was trans. Inv. Corps,
July 1, 1863.
FREDERICK BATES, Wagoner, re-enl. veteran, Jan. 4, Ib64.
GEORGE W. ANDERSON, re-enl. veteran, and discharged by
EDWARD ARENTS, was trans, to Inv. Corps Sept. 1, 1863.
SETH S. BOUTON, re-enl. and was captured June 1Y, 1864.
JOHN BOHAN, was discharged for disability May 24, 1863, and
re-enl. Co. I, 10th Conn.
FRANK BRYSON, re-enl. veteran. See Obituary.
DENNIS BURNS, was wounded at I^ocotaligo and trans, to
MILITARY SERVICE. CO. D, SIXTH CONN. 55
JOHN CLARK, re-enl. veteran.
WILLIAM H. COYNE, re-enl. veteran and reported as desert-
ing April 16, 1864.
ALBERT W. CROCKER, was wounded at Pocotaligo in the foot
and re-enl. veteran with the company.
THOMAS CRAW, re-enl. veteran.
ALONZO DIXON, re-enl. veteran.
JOHN DREW, re-enl. veteran.
DAVID FINCH, was trans, to Inv. Corps, Sept. 1, 1863.
CHARLES E. FINCH, re-enl. veteran.
DANIEL FREEMAN. See Obituary.
JOHN GRADY, was wounded severely in the hand at Fort
Wagner, July 18, 1863.
JOHN F. HASSENAU, living in Greenwich, re-enl. veteran from
Stamford, was taken prisoner and escaped.
liuFER HOUNSLOW, re-enl. veteran.
GEORGE HOYT, was honorably discharged at the end of his
term of enlistment, Sept. 11, 1864.
HENRY W. HOYT. See Obituary.
JOHN L. HOYT, was discharged to re-enl. into the U. S. army.
JAMES II. JERMAN, enlisted Sept. 6, 1862, and after being on
detailed service at Fort Trmnbull, Conn., and elsewhere,
joined his regiment in May, 1865.
JAMES JONES, re-enl. veteran.
JOSEPH JONES. See Obituary.
GEORGE W. KENT, was discharged for disabilitv April 29,
JAMES L. LOOKWOOD, re-enl. veteran. See Obituary.
LEWIS LOWER, re-enl. veteran.
HOBERT MoDoNALD, re-enl. veteran, and was taken prisoner
near Bermuda Hundred, and was sent to Andersonville
and other rebel prisons. He was paroled Dec. 13, 1864.
JOHN A. MILKS. See Obituary.
MICHAEL MORGAN, re-enl. vet. Had one arm broken at
Morris Island, and was honorably disch. Sept. 11, 1864.
56 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL.
WILLIAM A. MOREHOUSE. See Obituary.
SILAS NORTHRUP, re-enl. veteran, and was wounded in the
FRANK O'BRIEN, re-enl. veteran, wounded May 15, IN 64.
WM. S. PEATT, re-enl. veteran. See Obituary.
THOMAS PICKER, re-enl. vet., and taken prisoner June 17,
PATSY PICKER, enl. Sept. 19, 1862. See Obituary.
JAMES A. POTTS, re-enl. veteran.
EDGAR L. PRATT, re-enl. veteran, Jan. 4, 1 863, and wounded
May 15, 1864.
ANDREW PROVOST, wounded at Pocotaligo in the arm, and
hon. disch. May 28, 1863.
HENRY SCOFIELD re-enl. veteran, and was wounded May 20,
1864, in one knee, and again at Deep Run the following
SMITH SOOFIELD wounded at Pocotaligo, and again May 16,
1864, near Bermuda Hundred, and was four months in
EDWARD SEARLES, re enl. veteran, and was wounded May 10,
1864 in left hand.
GEORGE E. SEARLES, re-enl. veteran and taken prisoner Jur.e
17, 1864, and sent south.
EDWARD M. SEELY. See Obituary. .
IRVING L. SNIFFIN, re-enl. veteran on the Stamford quota
with the company.
JOHN S. SPARKS, was disch. for disability April 22, 1863.
GEORGE C. SWATHAL, re-enl. veteran. See Obituary.
OSCAR E. SNYDER, re-enl. veteran on the Stamford quota.
BARNEY TONAR, re-enl. vet. was taken prisoner Jane 17, 1864.
MARINUS W. THORN, re-enl. veteran. See Obituary.
JOSEPH A TOEPFER re-enl. veteran on the Stamford quota.
OLIVER "W. VERNAL re-enl. veteran, and was twice wounded.
CHARLES C. WALTERS, re-enl. vet.
EDWARD H. WALTERS re-enl. vet., and transferred to Inv.
MILITARY SERVICE. CO. D, SIXTH CONN. 0<
Res. Corps., March 15, 1864. He was honorably dis-
charged in October, 1865.
JOHN D. WARD, re-enl. veteran on the Stamford quota.
CHARLES H. WEED, re-enl. vet., Jan. 4, 1864, and was
wounded at Pocotaligo, and again in one arm. May 10, 1864.
JOHN A. YOUNGS was detailed, on reaching the South, as
captain of a squad of carpenters. He rendered good ser-
vice to the cause here, by his account of the hardships of
our soldiers, while on shipboard and in the swamps of
South Carolina. He was discharged for disability, May
.JAMES WRIGHT, Co. B, enlisted Sept. 12, 1861, and was dis-
charged to enlist into the IT. S. Army.
DE FOREST W. FERRIS, Co. E, March 11, 1862, commissioned
2d Lieut. Feb. 2, 1865, and mustered out August 21st of
the same year.
EDWARD M. ABBOT, Co. A, March 16, 1864.
GEORGE BROWN, Co. B, Jan. 29, 1862.
*WILLIAM BKOWN, Co. A, Oct. 15, 1863.
*HARRY BUSH, Co. D, Feb. 16, 1864.
JAMES B. CUNNINGHAM, Co, D, Dec. 31, 1863.
*CARL DIKNER, Co. B, Oct. 20, 1863.
*CHARLKS DRKWER, Co. F, Oct 15, 1863.
ISAAC DINGKR, Co. D, Fob, 20, 1864.
PATRICK Fox, Co. D, Nov. 7, 1862.
*EUGKNE GAY, Co. H, Oct. 15, 1863.
STEPHEN GANUNG, Co. A, Feb. 25, 1864.
WILLIAM HALPIN, from Co. H, 28th Conn., Co. D, Sept. 5,
1864, mustered out June 26, 1865, at Goldsborough.
GEORGE HANFORD, Co. B, Feb. 29, 1862.
JOSEPH HOOVEY, Co. F, Oct. 15, 1863.
JOHN HUNTER, Co F, Oct. 14, 1863.
JOHN J. HAIGHT, Co. I), Dec. 9, 1863.
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JOHN HULL, Co. A, Feb. 26, 1864.
THERON B. JUNE, (?) Feb. 25, 1864.
*HENRY JACKSON, Co. C, Aug. 15, 1863.
CHARLES H. KREIG, Co. E, Jan. 29, 1862.
^FREDERICK KAPF, Co. C, Oct. 12, 1863.
JOHN LAWLER, Co. B, Jan 29, 1862.
CHAS. M. LOCKWOOD, Co. K, Jan. 29, 1862.
* JAMES MORANN, Co. G, Oct. 10, 1863.
* JAMES MORRISS, Co. K, Oct. 15, 1863. ,
*CHARLES NEWMAN, Co. H, Oct. 16, 1863.
WILLIAM C. OAKS, Co. B, Feb. 19, 1862, discharged for
disability Nov. 9, 1862 ; re-mus. Jan. 19, 1864.
DAVID 0. PALMER, Co. A, Feb. 19, 1862. See Obituary.
JOHN W. FENDER, Co. B, Feb. 24, 1862. f
GEORGE G. SMITH, Co. B, Feb. 27, 1862.
THEOPHILUS F. SMITH, Co. B, Feb. 25, 1862.
FRANCIS L. STILL, Co. B, Feb. 11, 1862 ; transferred to sig-
nal corps U. S. Army.
THEODORE C. SCOFIELD, Co. K, March 1, 1862. See Obituary.
CLARENCE E. SEARLES, Co. D, Feb. 16, 1864; wounded in
the arm at Deep Run.
*JOHN TRECHARDT, Co. K, Oct 14, 1863.
ORLANDO TOWNSEND, Co. D, Feb. 2, 1864.
BENJ. S. TIMSON, Co. D, Feb. 20, 1864.
NEHEMIAH TAYLOR, Co. D, Feb. 23, 1864.
SAMUEL WATERBURY, Co. D, Jan. 2, 1864.
JOHN W. DASKAM. See Obituary.
Those with an asterisk (*) were substitutes or drafted men.
MILITARY SERVICE. TENTH CONN. 59
COLONELS CHAS. L. RUSSEL, ALBERT W. DRAKE, IRA W.
PETTIBONE, JOHN L. OTIS, GEORGE W. WHITE
AND EDWIN S. GREELEY.
In Company G of this regiment, when it left Hartford,
October 31, 1861, Stamford was represented by eighteen
men, to whom were afterwards added from the town, in
some of the companies of the regiment, seventeen new names.
None of the Connecticut regiments won more distinction
than the TENTH, and none of our Stamford companies did
the town more credit than this. Leaving home under the
captaincy of Isaac L. Iloyt,* and led by him, until
seized by the disease which ended in his death, March 20,
1862, at Newbern, North Carolina no company in any
regiment could have been encouraged by the example of a
a truer, or purer, or braver captain. Of its officers from
Stamford, our obituary record must make additional report.
The regiment on receiving their colors, were forwarded to
Annapolis, Md. On the evening of November 6, 1861, our
men embarked with seven other companies on board the
New Brunswick, under Burnside, in his memorable North
Carolina expedition. To have endured uncomplainingly all
the privations and discomforts of the voyage until they, at
length, swung over the bar, into the Sound before Roanoke,
was enough to commend to us the faithful men who were
serving us. But let one of these townsmen, then " orderly,"
afterwards captain Greaves, show us what more than this
uncomplaining endurance, what soldierly daring, also, these
men had to commend them.
The letter from which we copy bears date Feb. 28, 1862,
and this is its story : " We finally left Hatteras, and after
crawling carefully up the Sound for two or three days, we
*See Stamford History, page 307.
60 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL.
met the object of our visit old Secesh, and gave him a
salute. He was rather gruff and resentful of course, so we
taught him a lesson or two in the art of throwing iron balls
filled with a funny material which set fire to his wooden
ware, and sent destruction to his domicile. He concluded to
cut our acquaintance for a while, but the next morning he
was around again. Then came the tug of war. February
8th was a day long to be remembered by those who took
part in this conflict. We waded in mud and water to land, and
fought in water and marsh till the cowards ran like sheep."
In another letter, he gives us this sketch of the struggle :
" At daylight the signal was given and we prepared for
battle. In a few moments the battery took the lead,
followed by the 23d and 27th Massachusetts, each with
ambulance corps in the rear, and then came the Tenth Con-
necticut. The pickets maneuvered for some time in advance
of us, but at eight o'clock the enemy's pickets had been
driven in, and the famous three-gun masked battery opened
upon the head of our column. We progressed very slowly
and were soon met by the ambulance corps bringing back
their boys that were killed or wounded. A few moments
more and the Tenth Connecticut was drawn up, directly in
front of the battery, about three hundred yards distance,
while the Massachusetts boys worked themselves on either
flank. Then came a dreadful volley of shot and shell, grape
and canister, which was answered by our battery and
muskets. The rebels gave it to us, in perfect hail storms,
for a while, and our boys stood up with a bold front for two
and a half hours, without a flinch."
Let us follow our boys a little further under the lead of
the same graceful pen, and see how they managed another
little affair for the good cause, in whose service they were
now fairly embarked.
MILITARY SERVICE. TENTH CONN. 61
" After our boys had taken Elizabeth City, they saw a
schooner in the distance and steamed for it, After coming
along side, they hailed the schooner in the right nautical
style, ' Whither bound ?' ' Norfolk, with provisions,' was
the captain's reply.
" ' Please make fast,' promptly responded our officer in
command, ' we'll take charge of your fixings.'
" The captain, with eyes fast opening to the situation,
exclaimed, ' Who to thunder are you,' but at the same
moment catching a glimpse of the Stars and Stripes, and
expressed his peculiar astonishment by looks such as pen
" We found the schooner loaded with chickens, eggs, &c.,
which, of course, Commodore G-oldsborough can appropriate
to good advantage."
We will dwell a little longer with our Tenth boys, and
hear our " orderly," who, at this date had become captain,
report to us their part in the Kingston battle of Dec. 14,
" On the morning of the 14-th, at eight o'clock, began the
hardest fought battle that this Department has yet seen. It
lasted some six hours, and closed by the Tenth Connecticut
charging on the bridge and driving the men from their
position. We suffered terribly, losing nearly a third of the
men we took into action. I took only thirty-three men into
action and lost nine. Lieut. Simms was badly wounded in
the left shoulder, and is quite low. I was again among the
uninjured. Though at the head of my company, and in
front of them in the charge, ! did not receive a scratch. It
w r as a sorry day with the ' Old Tenth.' but she won golden
honors of which she may be proud. After we had taken
some 250 prisoners and had got possession of Kingston, (-ren.
Foster came past, and the boys gave him three hearty cheers.
62 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL.
He stopped his horse, and taking off his hat said : ' I never
can pass the Tenth Connecticut without saying something.
You have been with me through three hard fought battles,
and to-day you have shown yourselves as you have always
done, ' the bravest of the brave.' '
" From Kingston we went to Whitehall where we had
another fight, which lasted some two hours. Our regiment
was under fire most of the time. We then marched to the
railroad bridge, six miles south of Goldsborough, where we
had another battle, in which our artillery told fearfully on
the ranks of the rebels. We drove them away and burned
the bridge and spiles on which ,the road was built for some
distance, and then returned to Newbern after an absence of
ten days. We had marched 175 miles and fought three
battles. We are now foot sore and weary, but expect in a
few days to look after the enemy again, on another expedi-
tion of still greater magnitude."
But we must not dwell thus minutely on the several
engagements in which this veteran regiment was engaged
through the war. At the close of the period for which our
Stamford men had enlisted, every man of them, who was
still living, re-enlisted. And they were found, those of them
who had strength enough left to follow in the army of the
Union, as earnest in their devotion to the good cause in the
last needed victory of Appomattox, July 9, 1865, as they had
been in their earliest victories of Roanoke and Kingston.
A public presentation of a bronze eagle, on the 13th of
June, 1865, was Maj-Gen. Gibbon's testimonial to the gal-
lantry of the Tenth in the assault on Fort Gregg, July 2,
1865. It was not exaggerated praise which was given this
regiment after three years' service : " It has ever held a
foremost place in its brigade, its corps, and its department ;
and to-day no regiment in the entire army stands higher for
MILITARY SERVICE. CO. G, TENTH CONN. 63
gallantry, for discipline, for good morals, and for general
The list of engagements in which the Tenth participated,
as given in the Adjutant-General's report for 1866, are,
Roanoke Island, Feb. 8, 1862; Newborn, N. C., March 14,
1862; Kingston, N. C., Dec. 14, 1862; Whitehall, N. C.,
Dec. 16, 1862 ; Seabrook Island, S. C., March 28, 1863 ;
Siege of Charleston, S. C., from July 28 to Oct. 25, 1863 ;
Near St. Augustine, Fla., Dec. 30, 1863 ; Walthall Junction,
Ya., May 7, 1864 ; Drury's Bluff, Ya., May 13 to 17, 1864;
Bermuda Hundred, Ya., June 16, 1864 ; Strawberry Plains,
Ya., July 26 and 27, 1864; Deep Bottom, Ya., Aug. 1st,
and again Aug. 14, 1864; Deep Run, Ya., Aug. 16, 1864;
Siege of Petersburg, Ya., Aug. 28 to Sept. 29. 1864 ; Laurel
Hill Church, Ya., Oct. 1, 1864 ; New Market Road, Ya., Oct.
7, 1864 ; Darbytown Road, Ya., Oct. 13 and 27, 1864 ; John-
son's Plantation, Ya., Oct. 29, 1864 ; Hatcher's Run, Ya.,
March 29 and 30, and April 1, 1865 ; Fort Gregg, Ya., April
2, 1865, and Appomattox Court House, Ya., April 9, 1865.
Mustered in October 2. 1861, re-enlisted veteran January 1, 1864, and mustered out August
BENJAMIN L. GREAVES, chosen corporal on enlistment, Oct.
2, 1861, 1st sergeant, Jan. 1, 1862, and commissioned 2d
Lieut. May 20th, 1st Lieut. Aug. 25th, and Capt. Oct.
25th of same year ; mustered out on expiration of term of
service, Oct. 25, 1864. See Obituary.
THEODORE MILLER, commissioned 2d Lieut. Sept. 25, 1861,
and resigned Dec. 4 of the same year. His name appears
again with the 139th N. Y. State Militia.
JOHN M. SIMMS, mustered in Oct. 9, 1861, as 2d sergeant.
Promoted 2d Lieut. Aug. 15, 1862. See Obituary.
ANDREW F.. JONES, re-enl. veteran, and com. 2d Lieut. Jan.
7, 1865, and wounded at Fort Gregg, a native of the
town, now in New Canaan.
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HENRY M. CAPPER, sergeant, Oct. 2, 1861. After a good
record at the battle of Roanoke Island, Feb. 8, 1862, he
was also in the engagement at Newbern of March 14,
Having become lame he fell behind his company, when a
solid shot shattered his right ankle, making amputation
necessary. The leg was taken off above the knee, and at
evening of the next day, he was taken to the hospital at
Newbern. His cheerful courage here never failed him,
and proved a God-send to many other wounded comrades.
He was honorably discharged from the service, Sept. 21,
1 862, and is now living in New Britain.
ALFRED C. ARNOLD, Aug. 28, 1862. He served twenty
months in the Quarter Master's department at Fort Trum-
bul], Conn., and a year in conscript camp. He joined
the regiment in Richmond in May, 1865, and was dis-
charged June 15, 1865.
MORRIS CARROL, was wounded May 13, 1864. See Obituary.
SAMUEL B. HOYT, disch. for dis. Oct. 31, 1861. See Obituary.
ALFRED N. HUSTED, corporal, and re-enl. veteran.
THOMAS S. INGERSOLL, re-enl. veteran. See Obituary.
RUFUS S. KNAPP, re-enl. veteran.
SMITH O. KEELER, Oct. 9, 1861, from Ridgefield. On the
skirmish line between Newbern and Kingston he was
struck by a ball which, entering the palm of his hand,
passed up the arm to the elbow. This being bent, the
ball passed out, leaving the forearm so completely shat-
tered, that amputation was necessary. He was honorably
discharged Dec. 10, 1862, and with his family has been
living here since 1863.
GEORGE E. LOCKWOOD, Oct. 16, 1861, discharged Oct. 28, 1861.
SIDNEY R. LOUNSBURY, re-enl. veteran, Feb. 19, 1864.
JAMES LYNOTT, re-enl. veteran.
EDMOND G. NUGENT, Oct. 9, 1861, and re-enl. vet. Feb. 6, 1864.
NICHOLAS N. NICHOLS was discharged for disability Feb. 22,
1863. Two others of his brothers, Joseph and John, both
natives of the town, were in the service during the war,
though not on the Stamford quota.
MILITARY SERVICE. TENTH CONN. 65
REUBEN PEATT, re-enl. veteran. See Obituary.
SAMUEL S. RAMBO, re-enl. veteran, Feb. 6, 1864.
SYLVANUS SMITH was discharged for disability, Dec. 18,
1861, and re-enl. into the 28th Conn. See Obituary.
HENRY TUCKER, Oct. 26, 1861, was a native of Stamford,
and was discharged for disability, March 27, 1863. He
re-enl. Dec. 24, 1863, and was wounded in the hip, Oct.
ISAAC L. TUCKER, Oct. 26, 1861, also a native, re-enl. Dec.
JOHN WHALEY was wounded at Deep Bottom, Aug. 14,
To the above we should add the following :
ALFRED BISHOP, who enlisted with the company and drilled
with them in Hartford, until an attack of bleeding at the
lungs disabled him. He afterwards applied to be mus-
tered in and was rejected, but on being drafted still later,
was passed by the surgeon. Finding himself unable to
bear the exposure, he procured a substitute, entitling him-
self certainly to an honorary membership in the volunteer
JAMES M. CRAGUR, Co. C., Jan. 28, 1804.
BENJAMIN (i. BLAKE, Co. D., Sept. 1, 1862.
JOHN B. NEWELL, Aug, 6, 1862, Co. D. Commissioned 2d
Lieut. Jan. 7, 1865, and mustered out Aug. 25, 1865.
JAMES BARBER, Co. H., Dec. 26, 1863.
JOHN Bon AN. Co. 1, Dec. 26, 1863. See Obituary.
JOSEPH CORRIS, Co. 1, Jan. 5, 1864.
WM. II. FERRIS, Co. I, Dec. 28, 1863.
WM. L. HAYS, Co. I, Jan. 25, 1863.
AARON J. MOGER, Co. I, Jan. 1, 1864.
AARON J. SHERWOOD, Co. I, Jan. 1, 1864.
JOHN SHERWOOD, Co. I, Jan. 1, 1805.
66 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL.
COLONEL WM. H. NOBLE.
In Company B of this regiment the town was represented
by seventy-seven men when it left Camp Aiken, Bridgeport,
September 3, 1862, for the seat of war. Before the war
closed, in this, or in other companies of the regiment, nine
other Stamford names were added to the list. Their first
service was at Fort Marshall, Baltimore, Md., where they
remained about a month, a part of the time sleeping on
their arms, in expectation of an attack from Gen. Lee.
After aiding in erecting defenses at Fort Kearney, they were
ordered, November 3d, to report to Gen. Sigel, of the
Eleventh Corps. Marching to Thoroughfare Gap, beyond
Centreville, and finding no enemy, the regiment went into
camp at Chantilly. They soon went into winter quarters at
Brooks' Station. The reveille, ot April 27, 1863, called our
men again to the field, and, " fighting mit Sigel," there
was no rest for them again until after the sharp work at
Chancellorsville of May 2d, and our shattered and worn men
had, without tents, without blankets, and on half rations,
recrossed the Rappahannock " and crawled back wearily to
Brooks' Station." Our roll will show that our men did not
all return, and that of those who returned, not all were
unscathed by the fiery touch of war.
Again, July 1st summoned our company to action. Meade
has now the command, and he means to drive back the
invaders from off Pennsylvania and across the last foot of
Maryland soil. By the time the two armies had come well
into striking distance, on the immortal field of Gettysburg,
our townsmen in the Seventeenth are found occupying a
perilous post on the front, in the right center, defending
Cemetery Hill. Again and again the exultant rebels charge
upon the position, and as often they were met by the steady
MILITARY SERVICE. SEVENTEENTH CONN. 67
and effective volleys which thinned and staggered their
ranks, and which, at length, drove them back upon the
town, broken and dispirited. No thunder of artillery, TIO
screaming and crashing of shot or shell, no savage onset of
Louisiana Tigers even, though thunder, and shot, and shell,
and " Tigers" were hurled upon every sensibility they had,
for those three mortal days, could chill the ardor of the
daring men who there stood our representatives on that
Thermopylae of our strife. No company of Stamford men
did severer or more daring work than this company found at
Gettysburg. Our roll, at the end of this sketch, will report
those of our men who fell, and those who were wounded or
captured during these engagements.
As soon as they were permitted, our men are eagerly on
the pursuit. By the 12th they reached Hagerstown, and
captured one hundred and twenty-five prisoners. Early in
August, the Seventeenth were ordered to Folly Island, and
their gallant Colonel, now in charge of a brigade, is sent
with a thousand men to the trenches before Fort Wagner.
February 23, 1864, they leave Folly Island for Jacksonville,
Fla. April 25th they start on a foraging raid out to Volusia,
seventy-five miles up the river from St. Augustine, and were
successful. In May, Gen. Birney established pickets at
Welaka and Saunders, eighty miles from St. Augustine, and
left Captain Hobby and Lieut. Harvey, with portions of
Company B, in command ; and May 19th, thus exposed,
they are surprised and captured by rebel cavalry. Our roll
will also report these sons of the town in the personal
sacrifices which they thus made for the cause.
The Adjutant-General of Connecticut, in his Iveport of
1866, names as the principal engagements in which this
regiment participated, as : Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863 ;
Gettysburg, July lst-4th, 1863; Welaka and Saunders,
68 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL.
Fla., May 19, 1864; and Dunn's Lake, Fla., February 5,
After being mustered out at Hilton Head, the regiment
left for home, reaching .New Haven, August 3, 1865.
The men on this Roll were mustered in separately in 1862, and mustered out with the
regiment, July 19, 1865.
ALLEN G. BRADY, Captain, Aug. 1, and promoted Major,
Au. 29, 1862. He had already done good service as
Lieut.-Col. in the Third Conn., and approved himself as
an energetic and daring officer. He was wounded at
Gettysburg, and was discharged for disability, Oct. 21,
1863, having been appointed Major in the Invalid Corps.
MARCUS WATERBURY, commissioned Second Lieut. July 22,
promoted First Lieut. July 21, 1862, and Capt. Co. I,
Aug. 22, 1863. He was much on detailed duty during
his service. At Chancellorsville, while repelling an attack
on his flank, he was captured, with a number of his men,
by a sudden movement from the front. After a month's
imprisonment in Libby, he was exchanged. Both in his
earlier and in his veteran service he won the name of a
good soldier and most excellent officer.
CHARLES A. HOBBY, First Lieut., Aug. 1st, and promoted
Capt. Aug 29, 1862. One of six brothers, the sons of
Harvey Hobby, who were in the service, he made one of
our best captains considerate, careful, yet fearless and
ready to share any danger to which he called his command.
He was w T ounded May 2, 1863, at Brooks' Station, and
taken prisoner, with his command, May 19, 1864-, in
EDGAR HOYT, First Sergt., Aug. 6th, commissioned Second
Lieut,, Aug. 29, 1862, when his friends, of whom he had,
as editor of our local paper, won many, presented him,
through the Hon. M. F. Merritt, a splendid sword, sash
and belt. Receiving an injury on the railroad between
Washington and Baltimore, in the spring of 1863, he was
compelled to resign May 12, 1863.
MLLITAJBY SERVICE. CO. B, SEVENTEENTH CONN. 69
JOHN HARVEY, Sergt., July 25, 1862, commissioned First
Lieut., Sept. 19, 1863, and promoted Capt., June 29,
GEO. A. SCOFIELD, Sergt., July 24, 1862. Was taken
prisoner May 19, 1864, and released in. the spring of 1865.
LEWIS W. SCOFIELD, Corp., July 28, 1864, was promoted
sergeant, and taken prisoner at Welaka, May 19, 1864.
EDWIN O. HARBISON, Sergt., July 11, 1862. Taken prisoner
May 2, 1863.
SELAH R. HOBBY, July 28, and promoted Sergt. He was
wounded at Gettysburg, and taken prisoner in Florida,
May 19, 1864.
MURRAY IT. MACREA, Corp., July 22, 1862, and promoted
Sergt. See Obituary.
ALFRED "V. SCOFIELD, Aug. 11, 1862, and chosen corporal.
He was captured May 19, 1864.
EDWIN B. JESSUP, Corp., July 21, 1862. See Obituary.
CHRISTOPHER STOTTLAR, Corp., July 21, 1862. He was
taken prisoner May 19, 1864.
EDSON C. BEARDSLEY, Corp., July 21, 1862.
MARTIN CASH, corporal, July 23, 1862 ; was taken prisoner
in Florida, May 19, 1864, and sent to Andersonville. He
was honorably discharged Nov. 25, 1864.
HENRY I. LOUNSBURY, musician, July 23, 1862. Discharged
for disability, Feb. Y, 1863.
WILLIAM DUNHAM, musician, July 25, 1862, transferred to
Invalid Corps, Sept. 1, 1863.
JOHN II. CIIADWICK, Wagoner, July 18, 1862.
ELBERT AYRES, July 18, 1862 ; was taken prisoner at
Chancellorsville and sent to Richmond, and again cap-
tured with his company in Florida.
DENNIS BURNS, Aua;. 11, 1862, was discharged for disa-
bility Aug. 12, 1863.
JOHN BUTTRY, Aug. 9,1862. See Obituary.
GEORGE B. CHRISTISON, Aug. 15, 1862, was wounded at Get-
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EBENEZER S. CRABB, July 22, 1862, was transferred to
Invalid corps, Feb. 15, 1864.
JOHN COLLINS, July 28, 1862 ; was wounded at Gettysburg.
GEORGE W. CHAMBERLAIN, July 18, 1862, transferred to U. S.
MICHAEL EGAN, Aug. 12, 1862, was once reported as a
deserter. A later report from one of the officers in his
company amply vindicates his character. " There is not
a more respectful, dutiful, obedient and brave soldier in
GEORGE D. FEEKS, Aug. 11, 1862, was disch. for disability
March 10, 1863, and re-enl. Jan. 28, 1864. See Obituary.
JOSEPH FEEKS, Aug. 6, 1862, was taken prisoner in Florida,
May 19, 1 864, and sent to Andersonville, Florence, Milieu.
JOHN FITZPATRICK, Aug. Ifc, 1862, was transferred to veteran
Reserve Corps Oct. 17, 1864, and honorably discharged
July 13, 1865, at Elmira, N. Y.
PATRICK FITZPATICK, Aug. 11. 1862; was transferred to the
WILLIAM FARNOLD, Aug. 6, 1862. See Obituary.
MICHAEL Fox, July 22, 1862. See Obituary.
JOHN FARREL, July 19, 1862, prisoner at Chancellors ville.
WILLIAM GILLESPIE, July 31, 1862. See Obituary.
THOMAS R. GRAHAM, Aug. 9, 1862. See Obituary.
SAMUEL T. HALL, Aug. 2, 1862.
JOHN HARTMAN, July 29, 1862, re-enl., and once wounded.
GEORGE HEISER, Aug. 9, 1862, was taken prisoner at Chan-
cellors ville and soon released.
MARTIN HEISER, July 15, 1862, a brother to GEORGE, was
transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, May 8, 1864, and
taken prisoner in Florida, Feb. 5, 1865.
PATRICK HENNESY, July 18, 1862, was wounded at Chancel-
ELI HOUNSLOW, July 26, 1862.
JOSEPH N. HOTT, Aug. 4, 1862.
MILITARY SERVICE. CO. B, SEVENTEENTH CONN. 71
LORENZO L. HOYT, July 25, 1862, taken prisoner May 19,
1864, and held six months. He was at length discharged
from the hospital in Hartford, Aug. 5, 1865.
WM. H. JACKSON, July 25, 1862. He was singularly wounded
at Gettysburg, in the midst of the fight, while lying down
to load. The ball struck him between the shoulders, and
passed under the skin, down the entire length of the spine.
He was transferred to the Invalid Corps, Nov. 15, 1863,
and left at the end of the war, with the record of a good
Jo FIN L. JUNE, Aug. 2, 1862, was wounded at Gettysburg,
and taken prisoner in Florida, May 19, 1864.
JOHN KELLKY, 2d, July 28, 1862, was reported on the State
catalogue as deserting, April 3, 1863.
DANIEL KENNEDY, Aug. 7, 1862, was discharged for dis-
ability, Jan. 16, 1863".
JACOB KREIG, Aug. 5, 1862.
GEORGE W. LINCOLN, July 29, 1862, was wounded at
Chancellorsville, and transferred to Invalid Corps, July
LEWIS McDoNALD, Aug. 11, 1862, was discharged for dis-
ability, Jan. 19, 1864.
GEO. H. MEEKER, joined this company in the spring of
1864, and was mustered out with the regiment.
CHARLES E. MORREL, Aug. 6, 1862. See Obituary.
HUGH MAHAN, July 18, 1862. See Obituary.
RICHARD MARLIN, Aug. 8, 1862, was discharged for disability,
July 30, 1863.
LEWIS FARKETON, Aug. 1, 1862.
JOSEPH W. POTTS, Aug. 6, 1862. See Obituary.
EDWARD H. QUIGLEY was taken prisoner at Welaka, Fla.,
and after a trial of rebel prison life in Andersonville,
Millen and Florence, was exchanged, Feb. 27th, and
discharged at Fort Schuyler, June 10, 1865.
JOHN REPKE, Aug. 11, 1862, was discharged for disabilitv,
May 21, 1863.
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JACOB STOTTLAR, July 18, 1862, was transferred to invalid
Corps, Sept. 30, 1863.
WILLIAM T. STEVENS, July 21, 1862. See Obituary.
ALBERT STEVENS, July 29, 1862. See Obituary.
JAMES THEODORE SCOFIP:LD, July 24, 1862.
SAMUEL SCOFIELD, July 25, 1862, was discharged by court-
martial, Dec. 19, 1863.
WILLIAM H. SCOFIELD, Aug. 7, 1862, was discharged for
disability, Feb. 9, 1863.
EDWIN L. SMITH, July 26, 1862, was transferred to Invalid
Corps, July 1, 1863, and to Co. A, Ninth U. S. Keserves.
MORTIMER SEARLES, Aug. 6, 1862, was wounded at Gettys-
burg, and taken prisoner in Florida, May 19, 1864.
GEORGE STEINERT, Aug. 7, 1862, was discharged for dis-
ability, March 28, 1863.
JOHN SMALART, Aug. 7, 1862, is reported as deserting at
Baltimore, Sept. 28, 1862.
JACOB VANDERHOFF was taken down with typhoid fever
before the regiment went to the front. He joined the
regiment in St. Augustine, Fla., in the spring of 1864.
EMANUEL VANDERVALDT, July 28, 1862, and reported
deserting, Sept. 4, 1862.
JACOB W. VINCENT, Aug. 5, 1862. See Obituary.
JOSEPH VOID, July 22, 1862, wounded May 2, 1863, and
taken prisoner in Florida, May 19, 1864.
JOHN WESLEY WALTERS, Aug. 8, 1862, was taken prisoner
at Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863, and returned to the
regiment Oct. 12, 1863. He was honorably discharged
July 17, 1865.
GEORGE WEED, Aug. 2, 1862, was captured in Florida, May
EDWARD WIIALEY, Aug. 13, 1862, taken prisoner in Florida,
May 19, 1864.
JOHN H. WILSON, Auj;. 6, 1862, and discharged for disability,
Feb. 9 : 1863.
WILLIAM WILLIAMS, July 28, 1862, was reported as deserter,
Sept. 4, 1862.
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JOHN D. BUTTRY, Co. A, Aug. 4, 1862, wounded in the leg,
July 2, 1863, at Gettysburg, taken prisoner and sent to
Belle Isle ; paroled June 28th, 1864, and went to Had-
dington Hospital, Philadelphia, where he was honorably
discharged, Aug. 27, 1864.
SAMUEL C. MORRISON, Co. A, Aug. 8, 1862, from Norwalk.
JOHN W. STOCKTON, Co. E, March 5, 1864.
GEORGE HOYT, Co. F, Aug. 22, 1862, from Norwalk, was
taken prisoner at Chancellorsville, and held two weeks by
LEVI DIXON, Co. H, Aug. 20, 1862, had his right leg
shattered at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. A rebel surgeon
amputated his leg on the 2d, and on the 4th he was re-
captured by our men and taken into hospital. He was
honorably discharged, Oct. 4, 1864, and is pensioned.
He enlisted from New Canaan, but is a citizen of Stam-
SAMUEL S. OSBORN, Co. H, Aug. 12, 1862, and discharged
for disability, April 30, 1863. He re-enlisted into Co. M,
Second Conn. Art.
LEVI ST. J. WEED, Corp., Co. H, Aug. 18, 1862.
DAVID C .COMSTOCK, JR., Co. H, Aug. 12, 1862, was disch.
for disability, to enlist as Hospital Steward, IT. S, A.
ALFRED Z. BRODHURST, Co. II, July 29, 1862.
GEORGE W. WEED, Co. H, Aug. 22, 1862. from the Seventy-
first N. Y. Infantry.
WARREN KIRK, Corp., Co. K, Aug. 15, 1862, was transferred
to Veteran Reserve Corps, March 15, 1864.
COL. SAMUEL P. FERRIS.
Mustered in November 15, 1802, and discharged August 28, 1863.
Ill this nine months' regiment, which consisted of eight
companies, Stamford was more fully represented than in any
other regiment of the State. The colonel of the regiment, a
son of the Hon. J. B. Ferris, of Stamford, had received his
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military education at West Point, and graduated as 2d
Lieut, on the opening of the war, directly into the practice
of his profession. He had declined a lieutenant-colonel's
commission in the Seventeenth Conn., and received one of
colonel in the Twenty-Eighth, on its organization. Before
the return of the regiment, five of the colonel's staif also
were Stamford men. Composed so largely of our citizens,
both in the ranks and on the field and staff, this regiment
could but excite the deepest interest of our citizens. Of
this interest our opening chapter has already spoken.
For my account of the movements of this regiment, I am
largely indebted to the printed or manuscript record, made
by the careful pen of captain Charles H. Brown, now of
The regiment was organized October 11, 1862, at Camp
Aiken, JSew Haven. After receiving their clothing and
equipments they were mustered into the United States
service, Nov. 15th, and on the 18th they went on board the
Elm City, and proceeded to camp Buckingham, L. I. They
were assigned to the Department of the South, under Gen.
Banks, and on Saturday the 28th, they again struck tents
in a severe rain storm, and embarked on the Che Kiang for
their Southern destination. With them also embarked the
Twenty-third Conn., thus crowding on board a steamer
which might have given comfortable quarters to some 800
troops about 1,400 Connecticut soldiers.
The steamer weighed anchor at ten o'clock, December 3d,
under first orders to sail south twenty-four hours, and then
open the orders which should direct the subsequent course
of the expedition. The second orders, when opened, assigned
Ship Island, La., as the immediate destination of the
On Friday the 5th, at noon, as if to test the quality of our
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men, a sudden gale and storm arose. By night the ocean
tempest seemed to be doing its best. The steamer, heavily
loaded, hatches down, and everything on board prepared
for a fearful strife, rolled, and pitched, and groaned. " The
storm," wrote Captain Brown, " was grand and terrible, far
beyond description. Those on board will never forget it, nor
forget the prayers which were then uttered for safety." 1
During the progress of the conflict, one of the officers who
had been fast by the life-boat for hours, in answer to the
inquiry, " What is the prospect ?" answered, " We shall never
see another sunrise^the vessel cannot stand it much longer."
But the morning came, greatly to the comfort, as well as
safety, of our imperiled and imprisoned men ; and not a
man of them can be found who would wish another such
encounter with an angry ocean storm. The rest of the
voyage was delightful, as if to make amends for the discom-
fort and fear of that stormy night. Nothing exciting
occurred on the passage, excepting that while off the Tor-
tugas, a small sail vessel ran into the Che Kiang, striking
her just forward of the wheel-house, and damaging her to
the tune of some six thousand dollars. As the suspected
craft fell astern of the steamer, our band on board struck up
in liveliest time our ' ; Yankee Doodle." It was afterwards
learned that the assailing craft was only a .pilot boat, and
that the collision was accidental.
On Friday morning December 12th, our men landed on
Ship Island, until the steamer could be repaired. After
landing and pitching their tents our men enjoyed a night's
repose on land, though their beds were of the soft sands,
which a southern wind storm might at any time set to roll-
ing about as the billowy ocean they had just escaped.
While here, our boys making the best of the situation,
extracted such fun and comfort as their condition and
76 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL.
means could supply, little caring what the sober, outside
world, civil or military, might think of their pranks. Who
will complain if some dexterous right hand among them,
baiting his hook skillfully, should deftly draw the plumpest
fowl out of a neighboring henery, and in as few minutes as
it takes to tell the story, have it roasting scientifically for
the longing palates it was destined to satisfy ?
On Wednesday, the 17th, the two regiments re-embarked
for New Orleans, and, after stopping a few hours in the city,
started for Camp Parapet, some seven miles up the river,
where they landed and pitched tents ; but were immediately
ordered to re-embark for Pensacola, Fla. By eleven that
night they were on board again, and ready for starting.
They reached Pensacola Monday morning, and stacked their
arms in the " Grand Plaza." On the 20th, they were
ordered to evacuate Pensacola and go to the Barrancas
Navy Yard, where they remained until May 10th, when
they were ordered to take the steamer Crescent and proceed
to Brashear City, La. On the 25th, they were ordered to
Port Hudson, and at noon reached Springfield Landing,
having now come within hearing distance of the strife of
arms. Marching twelve mile? toward the scene of conflict,
they found themselves now, by some oversight of the move-
ment, right between the two contending armies. They
fairly ran the gauntlet, escaping unharmed, and, the next
day, after a march of about thirty miles, when four might
have sufficed, they reached Grover's Division, to which they
had been assigned. Until June 3d they here suffered, as
soldiers often do, for want of rest and food, when they were
ordered to the front.
Colonel Ferris, as Acting Brigadier, and major Wescome,
in charge of the regiment. , Capt. Jones, of Co. B, was
appointed Aid to the colonel, Lieut. Warner, Assistant-
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Adjutant-General, and Lieut. Beimet Acting Adjutant of
Brigade. Our men were now called to test the music of
whistling balls, and there was, for the present, to be no
more rest for them. June 4th they are ordered to be ready
to go into the rifle-pits. In spite of blundering movements,
Co. A in advance, they at length reach the pits, where they
spent the night. The next day, until eight in the evening,
our men did their best, " firing fast and well," to harm the
enemy, when they were ordered back to camp. This move
was executed without loss, and the regiment next did good
service in the trenches.
On Friday, the 12th, orders came for a detail of one
hundred men, for a storming party. From Stamford, on
that detail, were Capt. Brown, of Co. A, in command of
the detail from Cos. A, C, G and H, with Sergt. Stiles
Raymond, and privates I. Barret, S. S. Dixon, Smith
Scofield, A. S. Selleck, J. Wardell, J. Lower, II. Mead, II.
Jimmerson, J. V. Swertcope, F. Hayward, and C. A. Ros-
To the credit of Sergeant Stiles Raymond, it should be
put on record that he was not regularly detailed for this
hazardous service. George A. Mead his fellow-sergeant had
been detailed, and as he had left behind him a wife and
little one to await his return, his comrade, Stiles Raymond,
a single man, volunteered to take his place on the forlorn
It should also be reported here, to the credit of a citizen
of the town, Wm. W. Saunders, that he volunteered to take
the place of a detailed man of the regiment, and that he
barely escaped from the death storm of that fearful charge,
having had the hammer of his musket struck off by a shot
which otherwise might have found his heart.
Xor must we omit from this roll of credit the special
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service of Joseph Paight. When the hour for assault had
come, -the color-bearer of the regiment had failed. The
Colonel called for a volunteer. There was some hesitation
at assuming a post of so eminent risk, but not long. Joseph
Paight stepped forward and accepted the risk, carrying
thenceforward the regimental flag, which, in his trusty
hands, was never disgraced.
It was no ordinary service, even in war, which these men,
thus detailed, were called to do ; and they saw, as we now
cannot see, the fearful risks before them. Thoughtfully
they prepared themselves for the duty. They wrote, many
of them the last messages of love to the dear ones at home
which they ever expected to pen. They made careful pre-
paration for the charge. The next morning (Saturday)
they were formed in line, and notified that the charge was
to be made at two o'clock the next morning, Sunday. At
three p. rn. they were again formed and marched out on the
Jackson road, where they stacked their arms for rest. At
midnight they were called up. Hand grenades were given
them though no one of the detail had probably ever before
attempted to use them, and of which there was no time now
to secure the skillful use. At two o'clock the order to march
finds every man at his post. Reaching the field in front of
the batteries, they meet a furious storm of shot and shell,
and escape the hurtling death by falling down between the
corn hills. At four, the order is given to advance. With a
cheer they start, but their line, broken up by a heavy haw-
thorn hedge, through whose only opening they had to go,
they could not again re-form. Reaching the ditch they
were checked, and at that distance the hand grenades were
found of little use, and the assault proved ineffectual. The
slaughter of our men in the assault was fearful. From
Stamford, Lieut. Durand fell while beckoning his men to
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the charge. Corporal Yail and private Wardell quickly
followed him. C. A. Rosborough met the wounds which,
ere another month, was to take him to their company again.
And our catalogue of these companies will show who besides
were to bear in their bodies the tokens of their valor and
their peril in this assault.
One only of our whole number, the wiry and active Geo.
A. Waterbury, succeeded in crossing over the enemy's
breastworks, and he was, of course, a prisoner in their hands.
At dusk the order is given to retire, and of those from
Co. A, who left the field together, were captain Brown
and privates Lower, Swertcope and Barret.
During the day of the charge, our men, botli of the
assaulting party and of the rest of the regiment, bad to save
themselves by lying down as the shots of the enemy passed
over them. In their desperation, hot, hungry and thirsty,
as they were, some of the more resolute of them attempted
to cross the field which was most completely raked by their
fire. Lieut. Daskam, while running the gauntlet, had his
cap carried off by a rebel shot. It was only after the night
had set in that our forces could return to their position before
the charge. Yet, after the return, worn and shattered as
they were, a detail of twenty-four men was ordered to sup-
port a battery, and Sergeant Mead, of Company A, ^ as still
ready for the command.
On the Ifith it was found that Company A had seventeen
men, and B only five fit for duty. By the next day, how-
ever, the}- were mainly ready for duty, and nobly reported
themselves in the rifle-pits to which they were ordered. Gen.
Banks sent in a flag of truce that we might recover and bury
our dead, and the bodies of our three men who had fallen
were brought off from the field and buried near the picket
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On the 20th, the regiment was ordered to report to Gen.
Weitzel, to go to Jackson. They executed the order, Lieut.
Lever in command of Company A, Lieut. Wilmot, of Com-
pany B, and Lieut. Daskam acting adjutant ; and they
returned on the 23d. June 26th, companies A and B,
commanded as above, were ordered into the trenches on
fatigue duty. July 5th, Capt. Brown took command of the
rifle pits. After the surrender of Port Hudson, July 8th,
our regiment was ordered to picket duty in the vicinity, and
Capt. Brown was detailed to parole prisoners.
Thus far no unsoldierly conduct was chargeable upon
either of the companies which represented us, unless that of
Company B, on the 4th of June, for allowing its lines to be
broken, and for which the colors of the regiment had been
taken away and transferred to Company C. On the 15th of
July a court of inquiry sat upon the case, and Capt. Jones
was acquitted of all blame in the matter.
On the 18th, when the regiment was inspected, Company
A reported 34 and Company B, 22 men for duty. Since May
20th, the regiment, having left their tents at Baton Rouge,
had slept on the ground. Their baggage reached them
July 23d, and August 3d, orders for the regiment to go inside
of fortifications. August 7th, at half-past ten, A. M., the long
delayed and wished for orders were received for the regiment
to start for home. Leaving their arms at the ordnance
office, at 5 A. M., our men went on board the steamer
Madison, and at half-past nine steamed away, up the river,
from Port Hudson, and the Department of the Gulf.
And now the service of our men begins to tell upon those
men who have survived the carnage of the battle-field. One
and another, and still others drop off as the steamer plows
its way up the stream, and sorrowful hands lay them to their
last rest on its banks. Others of the worn ones are obliged
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to stop on the passage, wherever a friendly hospital offers
them a chance to prolong the lives which continued journey-
ing will certainly and quickly end.
Reaching Cairo on the 15th, they leave the next evening
by railroad for the East. The returning men found their
journey homeward an ovation worthy of heroes. At Indian-
apolis, Cleveland, Buffalo, Utica and Albany, whether the
arrival was at noontide or midnight, our soldiers found sump-
tuous preparations for their entertainments ; and all along
the way, at the smallest towns, and from the doors of hamlets
on the roadside, the welcome they received was the award
of a grateful and loyal people.
FIELD AND STAFF.
SAMUEL PETERS FERRIS, Oct. 18, 1862, and honorably dis-
charged August 28, 1863. His record on the field was that
of an admirable tactician, handling his regiment or brigade
with great dexterity and skill. His record again appears
on the roll of the United States Army.
CHARLES H. BROWN, Adjutant, October 18, 1862, promoted
captain Company A, February 20, 1863.
FREDERICK R. WARNER, Adjutant, February 20, 1863, and
honorably discharged August 28, 1863 ; and enlisted into
the Hawkins' Zouaves.
WILLIAM A. BAILEY, Sergeant-major, October 18, 1862,
honorably discharged August 28, 1 863.
NELSON B. BENNET, commissary sergeant, September 10,
1862, honorably discharged August 28, 1863.
HENRY ROCKWELL, M. D., 2cl assistant surgeon, November
26, 1862, honorably discharged August 28/1863, and
appointed surgeon in the U. S. Army.
FKANCIS R. LEEDS, enlisted August 12th, and commissioned
September 1, 1862. See Obituary.
CHARLES II. BROWN, August 12, 1862, 1st Lieut. September
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1st, appointed adjutant October 18, 1862, and promoted
captain February 20, 1863. Our record of the assault on
Port Hudson, is ample testimony to his merit as soldier
and officer. His name is deservedly high on our Stam-
PHILIP LEVER, August 12, 1862, 2d Lieut. September 1st,
and 1st Lieut, October 24, 1862. He was a spirited and
FREDERICK R. WARNER, August 25, 1862, 2d Lieut. October
24th, and adjutant February 20, 1863. He had already
seen service in the Ninth New York, and been wounded
at Harper's Ferry, July 4, 1861. He was energetic in
action and severe in discipline. After his discharge with
the regiment he re-enl. into the 64th N. Y.
EUGENE B. DASKAM, 1st sergeant August 16, 1862, and 2d
Lieut February 20, 1863. A popular officer, now in the
service of the Treasury Department, Washington, D. C.
ASHBEL W. SCOFIELD, sergeant, Aug. 25, 1862, left in hos-
pital at Cleveland, Aug. 18, 1863.
STILES RAYMOND, sergeant, Aug. 14, 1862. See page 77.
STEPHEN S. SMITH, sergeant, Aug. 29. 1862.
GEORGE A. MEAD, sergeant, Aug. 20 1862. See page 77,
SEYMOUR J. BODEY, corporal, Aug. 13, 1862, and appointed
ROBERT BUNTEN, corporal, Aug. 12, 1862.
ALEXANDER WEED, corporal Aug. 12, 1862.
ALONZO S. MORGAN, color corporal, Aug. 14, 1862, left sick
at Cleveland Aug. 18, 1863.
WM. O. WEBB, corporal, Aug. 12, 1862.
GABRIEL W. PL ATT, corporal, Aug. 20, 1862.
JAMES VAIL, corporal, Aug. 30, 1862. See Obituary.
WELLS R. WHITNEY, Aug 12, and appointed Ordnance Sergt.
JACOB WATERS, musician, Aug. 81, 1862, discharged.
MILITARY SERVICE. CO. A, TWENTY-EIGHTH CONN. 83
HENBY J. Ho WELL, musician, Sept. 10, 1862.
PHILIP B. KEELER, wagoner, Aug. 18, 1862.
CHARLES J. BROWN, Aug. 19, 1862, left in Cleveland sick,
August 1, 1863.
SEELY BROWN, Aug. 27, 1862.
ISAAC BARRETT, Aug. 19, 1862, wounded in the foot, June
AARON BILLINGS, Aug. 21, 1862 ; left sick in Memphis Aug.
ISAAC BILLINGS, Aug. 25, 1862.
ADAM F. BILLINGS, Aug. 25, 1862.
JOHN E. BOUTON, Aug. 25,1862. See Obituary.
THEODORE W. BOUTON, Aug. 27, 1862.
WM. C. BOUTON, Sept. 10, 1862, deserted, arrested and dis-
charged Dec. 6, 1863.
WM. H. BOUTON, Aug. 28, 1862, honorably discharged.
SPENCER BOUTON, Aug. 30, 1862. See Obituary.
JAMES N. BUXTON, Aug 28, 1862, deserted Nov. 29, 1862.
JAMES B- CUNNINGHAM, Aug. 22, 1862, honorably discharged
and re-enlisted in Sixth Conn.
GEORGE CRABB, Aug. 25, 1862.
GEORGE E. CRABB, Sept, 10, 1862.
GEORGE "W. CLOCK, Aug. 27, 1862. See Obituary.
SMITH DANN, Aug. 23, 1862.
STEPHEN S. DIXON, Aug. 25, 1862.
JAMES Us. FERRIS, Aug. 18, 1862, discharged Dec. 3, 1863.
EDWARD A. FERRIS, Oct. 30, 1862.
ALBERT E. FARRINGTON, Aug. 26, 1862.
JOEL M. GILBERT, Aug. 25, 1862.
ALEX. J. HOLLY, Aug. 13, 1862.
JOHN E. TIoYT, Aug. 13, 1862. See Obituary.
NOAH W. HOYT, Aug. 23, 1862.
FREDERICK HAYWARD, Aug. 26, was wounded in the storm-
ing party, June 14th.
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HARRISON HICKS, Aug. 27, 1862.
JOHN D. JESSUP, Aug. 28, 1862.
HENRY F. JIMMERSON, Sept. 1, 1862.
THEODORE KNAPP, Aug. 25th, left in hospital, Memphis,
Aug. 13, 1863.
CHAS. W. LrrcHFiELD, Aug. 20, 1862, See Obituary.
JOHN LOWER, Sept. 1, left sick at Cleveland Aug. 18, 1863.
HENRY LOWER, Aug. 23, 1862. See Obituary.
ANDREW J. LOCKWOOD, Aug. 27, 1862. See Obituary.
SHERMAN D. LOCKWOOD, Aug, 26, 1862. See Obituary.
THOS. W. MOLLET, Aug. 13, 1862. See Obituary.
HANFORD MEAD, Aug. 25, 1862.
LEWIS PROVOST, Aug. 26, 1862. Sick in hospital, at Brashear
City when the company left.
ALONZO L. PARKER, Aug. 30, 1862.
THEODORE H. PECK, Aug 30, 1862. See Obituary.
CYRUS J. RAYMOND, Aug. 15, 1862.
JEROME R,AFFERTY. Aug 15, 1862.
CHAS. A. ROSBOROUGH, Aug. 26, 1862. See Obituary.
STEPHEN SMITH, Aug. 12, 1862.
GEORGE R. SEARLES, Aug. 20, 1862. See Obituary.
GEO E. SCOFIELD, Aug. 14-, 1862.
SYLVESTER L. SCOFIELD, Aug. 25, 1862.
SMITH SCOFIELD, Aug. 26, 1862.
LOOMIS SCOFIELD, Aug. 26, 1862.
GILBERT SCOFIELD, Aug. 20, 1862. See Obituary.
JOHN V. SWERTCOPE, Aug. 18, 1862.
HENRY A. SHERWOOD, Aug- 23, 1862.
NATHAN SHERWOOD, Aug. 27, 1862. See Obituary.
AREA S. SELLECK, Aug. 25, 1862.
WM. H. TOTTEN, Aug. 25, 1862. See Obituary.
WM. S. TAYLOR, Aug. 27, in hospital at Brashear City when
the company left.
GEO. W. TODD, Aug. 30, 1862.
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HENRY M. WHITNEY, Aug. 18, left sick at Cleveland, Aug.
EDMUND M. WILLIAMS, Aug. 13, 1863.
JASON WARDELL, Aug. 18, 1863. See Obituary.
ANDRP:W C. WATERBURY, Aug. 26, 1862. See Obituary.
STEPHEN R. WATERBURY, Aug. 26, 1862. See Obituary.
AMMI L. WESSELS, Aug. 27, 1862.
CYRUS D. JONES, Aug. 29, and com. Capt. Sept. 30, 1863.
CHARLES DURAND, Sept. 3d, 1st Lieut. Sept. 13, 1862. See
HENRY L. WILMOT, Aug. 30, 2d Lieut. Sept. 13, 1862.
ABEL TANNER, 1st sergeant Sept. 8, 1862.
BENJAMIN W. CARD, Serg. Sept. 10, 2d Lieut. July 23, 1863,
on detailed service.
ANDREW BOYD, Sergt. Sept. 8, 1862. See Obituary.
GEO. A. WATERBURY, Sergt. Aug. 30, taken prisoner July
14th, at Port Hudson, and released July 14th.
CHARLES H. CONLEY, Sergt., Sept. 10, 1862.
LEWIS JONES, Corp., Sept. 9, 1862.
CHARLES Weed. Corp., Sept. 10, 1862.
EDMUND P. BAILEY, Corp.. Sept. 30, 1862.
WM. H. KING, Corp., Sept. 10, 1862.
JAMES H. NICHOLS, Corp., Sept. 2, 1862.
DAVID C. SCOFIELD, Sept. 10, 1862.
EBEN. R. LAWRENCE, Corp., Sept. 10, 1862.
GEO. A. ELDRIDGE, musician, Aug. 30, 1862.
SAMUEL M. BOUTON, musician, Aug. 30, 1862.
CHAS. L. WEED, wagoner, Sept. 8, 1862.
ELAII BALLARD* Aug. 30, 1862.
WM. H. BANKS, Sept. 3, 1862.
NATH'L. BARMORE, Jr., Sept. 9, 1862. See Obituary.
CHARLES BELL, Sept. 10, 1862.
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NELSON BENNETT, Corp. Sept. 13, 1862, and soon, commissary
sergeant, returning to his Co. Jan. 13, 1863.
GEO. R. BUNTEN, Sept. 11, 1862. Sick in Utica. when the
regiment was mustered out.
JOHN BUTCHER, Sept. 13, 1862, reported a deserter, Nov. 18,
CHAS. W. CALDWELL, Sept. 8, 1862.
SAMUEL CALDWELL, Sept. 13, 1862. See Obituary.
EDWARD T. CLARK, Sept. 4, 1862. See Obituary.
WM. H. CRABB, Sept. 6, 1862. In hospital, at Memphis,
Aug. 13, 1862.
ANDREW CRISSY, Oct. 3, 1862. In hospital, at Brashear
City, May 23, 1862.
ORIGEN S. ENSLEY. Left sick at New Haven, Nov. 8, 1862.
AARON P. FERRIS, Sept. 10, 1862, disch. disability, July 27,
1863, at Port Hudson, La.
BENJ. P. FERRIS, Sept. 3, 1862.
ISAAC FERRIS, Sept. 2, 1862.
JOEL G. FOSTER, Aug. 30, 1862, appointed corporal Oct. 18.
PETER FRYERMUTH, Sept. 11, 1862, disch. for disability, Jan.
JOHN GAGAN, Sept. 15, 1862.
ISAAC F. HOYT, Sept. 2, 1862.
SETH H. HOYT, Sept. 10, 1862. See Obituary.
ANDREW HOYT, Sept. 10, 1862. See Obituary.
LYMAN HOYT, Sept. 10, 1862.
HIRAM S. HOLLY, Sept. 6, 1862.
WM. L. HALL, Sept. 10, 1862.
GEO. W. HARTSON, Sept. 4, 1862. See Obituary.
NAHOR JONES, Sept. 10, 1862.
ALVA JONES, Sept. 11, 1862, wounded, June 14th, at Port
HENRY E. JACKSON, Sept. 10, 1862.
WM. H. JUNE, Sept. 11, 1862, was in the assault on Port
Hudson, June 14th.
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GEO. W. JUNE, Sept. 11, 1862, was in the assault on Port
Hudson, June 14th.
CHARLES JENNINGS, Sept. 11, 1862. See Obituary.
CHARLES W. KNAPP, Jr., Sept. 10, 1862.
FREDERICK LOWE, Sept. 4, 1862, reported deserter, Nov. 14,
SAMUEL LOCKWOOD, 2nd, Sept. 10, 1862.
SAMUEL R. LOCKWOOD, Sept. 10, 1862.
WM. H. LOCKWOOD, Sept. 24, 1862.
THOMAS LOWNEY, Sept. 11, 1862, reported deserter, Nov. 18,
CHARLES W. MILLER, Sept. 2, 1862. See Obituary.
THOMAS NODYNE, Sept. 6, 1862.
ELIAS E. PALMER, Sept. 13, 1862, wounded at Port Hudson,
HENRY II. ROSOOE, Sept 9, 1862.
DANIEL RANDALL, Sept. 11, 1862.
CHARLES J. RUSHER, NW. 18, 1862, wounded July 6, before
Port Hudson, while crossing an exposed opening before
the rifle pits.
SYLVANUS SMITH, Sept. 3, 1863. See Obituary.
CHARLES L. SMITH, Sept. 10, 1862, wounded at Port Hud-
son, June 14, 1863.
SELLECK S. SCOFIELD, Sept. 6, 1862.
GEORGE E. SCOFIELD, Sept 10, 1862, and appointed commis-
LEWIS B. SCOFIELD, Sept. 10, 1862. See Obituary.
WM. SCOFIELD, Sept. 11, 1862.
JAMES E. SCOFIELD, Sept. 11, 1862 ; in hospital at Brashear
City, May 23, 1863.
NOAH FRANKLIN SCOFIELD, Sept 13, 1862.
WM. W. SAUNDERS, Sept. 10, 1861. See page 77.
GEO. E. SAUNDERS Sept. 11, 1862.
JOIIM- Sr-vrEii, Sjpt 13, 1302, imported deserter N"ov. 18, 1862
THOMAS STANLEY, Sept. 23, 1862.
CO STAMFORD SOLDIERS MEMORIAL.
WM. H. STEVENS. Oct. 3, 1862, reported deserter Nov. 1862.
SAMUEL A. WOOD, Sept 3, 1862, wounded June 14, 1863, at
CHARLES W. WATERBURY, Sept. 3, 1862.
PHILIP WATERBURY, Sept. 10, 1862.
JOSEPH WILMOT, Sept. 8, 1862, reported deserter Nov. 18, 1862.
JAMES T. WILMOT, Sept. 10, 1862.
WILLIAM H. WALTON, Sept. 10, 1862. See Obituary.
WILLIAM H. WARING, Sept. 23, 1862.
THADDEUS L. BAILEY, May 12, 1862. See Obituary.
JOSEPH PAIGHT, Sergt., Sep.. 9, 1862. See page 78.
FRANCIS H. JONES, Aug. 27, 1862, and was in the storming
party July 14th, at Port Hudson. He re-enlisted July
23, 1863. '
CLEMENT E. MILLER, Aug. 25, 1862.
NATHANIEL H. NICHOLS, Oct. 7, 1862
MILES J. STEPHENS, Aug. 22, 1862.
ADDISON P. SCOFIELD, Aug. 20, 1862.
JOHN WATERS, Aug. 25, 1862. See Obituary.
GEORGE W. WILMOT, Aug. 9, 1862. See Obituary.
GEO. H. MEEKER, Corp. Co. G, Sept. 8, 1862, and re-enl.
into 17th Conn. Vol., having enlisted from Norwalk but
now living here.
RICHARD ARMSTRONG, Aug. 19. 1862. After discharge re-enl.,
and has never been heard from, leaving here a wife and
PHINEAS BROWN, Aug. 22, 1862.
THEODORE DELCROIX, Aug. 13, 1862.
CORNELIUS DEVER, Aug. 20, 1862.
WRIGHT H. FEEKS, Aug. 20, 1862, and was later in a New
WILLIAM HALPIN, Aug. 13, 1862. re enl. 6th Conn.
OTHER CONNECTICUT REGIMENTS. 89
THOMAS LAWLER, Aug. 25, 1862, storming party, June 14th,
wounded in shoulder.
HIBBAKD MEAD, Aug. 28, 1862. See Obituary.
THOMAS O'BRIEN, Jr., Aug. 18, 1862. See Obituary.
JOSEPH A. SUTTON, Aug. 18, 1862. See Obituary.
OTHER CONNECTICUT REGIMENTS.
WILLIAM KELLER, Rifle Co. B, April 22, 1861, and diseh.
for disability April 24, 1861.
ALLEN WEBB, Co. H, April 23, 1861, honorably discharged
July 31, 1861, and re-enl. into the 2d Conn. Light Battery.
JOHN LILLET, Co. B, May 7, 1861, from Norwich. He
was honorably discharged as first sergeant Aug. 7, 1861,
and re-enl. into the 17th Conn.
JOHN A. HOLTON, M. I)., Co. I, afterwards 1st Artillery,
June 12, 1861, and discharged March 29, 1802. He was
here as a dentist on the opening of the war. It is believed
he was commissioned assistant surgeon and assigned to'
WILLIAM II. CARD, Co. A, July 22, 1861, discharged for
disability Jan. 29, 1862.
THOMAS M. WELSH, Co. A, July 22, 1861.
MICHAEL COLLINS, Co. K, April 6, 1864.
GROSVENOR STARR, Adjutant, Sept. 17, 1861. See Obituary.
GEORGE ADAMS, Co. A, Sept. 5, 1861, re-enl. Dec. 22, 1863,
and reported a deserter.
JOHN II. VERNAL, musician, Co. I, Sept. 13, 1861.
LEWIS A. COOK, Co. E, Sept. 7, 1861, and re enl. vet. See Obit.
JAMES CONLAN, Oct. 5, 1861, re-enl. veteran, Dec. 24, 1863.
90 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL.
TIMOTHY CAHILL, Sept. 23, 1861, from Norwalk. He wa8
honorably discharged at Bermuda Hundred, and is now
JAMKS COLLINS, Feb. 17, 1863, to June 30, 1864.
JOHN CONNELLY, April 25, 1864, to June 30, 1864.
THOMAS IRVING, April 30, 1864, to June 30, 1864.
HENRY BERESFORD, April 11, 1864, to June 30, 1864.
WILLIAM CHANEY, April 19, 1864, to June 30, 1864.
JAMES FARREL, April 23, 1864, to June 30, 1864.
WILLIAM JOHNSON, Feb. 27, 1864, to June 30, 1864.
FRANK McQuEON, Co. D, May 3, 1864.
PIERRE POINSETT, Co. C, May 10, 1864.
PETER SIMPSON, Co. G, April 23, 1864.
EBENEZER NORMAN, Co. E, Nov 19, 1861. Discharged for
disability July 17, 1863.
CORVUS NORTHROP, Co. E, Dec. 28, 1861. See Obituary.
NATHAN PALMER, Co. E, Dec. 3, 1861. Discharged for
disability Feb. 27, 1862.
CHARLES COUNCEL, Co. G, Dec. 5, 1861, re-enl. veteran, Jan.
1, 186L He has a family here.
JCHN McCABE, Co. F, April 23, 1864.
JOHN J. HAIGHT, sergeant, Dec. 22, 1861, discharged for disa-
bility June 30, 1862, and re-enl. into the 6th Conn. Yol.
GEORGE II. PRATT, corporal, Jan. 11, 1862, re-enl. veteran,
and commissioned 2d Lieut. May 1, 1864, and promoted
1st Lieut. Dec. 30, 1864. His name is on the roll of
honor for meritorious service, June 14, 1862, at Port
GEORGE AY. TAYLOR, musician, Dec. 31, 1861.
MILITARY SERVICE. CONN. REGIMENTS. 91
ABRAHAM E. ACKLEY, Jan. 6, 1862. See Obituary.
AARON S. AVERY, Jan. 11, 1862, discharged Jan. 14, 1863.
MARTIN BELL, Dec. 22, 1861, re-enl. veteran Feb. 8, 1864.
CLARK DIXON, Jan. 11, 1862, re-enl. vet., Feb. 8, 1864.
WILLIAM I. FERRIS, Feb. 10, 1862. See Obituary.
THOMAS S, HARRIS, Feb. 27, 1862, discharged for disability
June 30, 1862.
BANISTER H. JONES, March 5th, 1862, discharged for disa-
bility May 21, 1862.
JAMES R. KNAPP, Feb. 10, 1862, discharged for disability
March 5, 1862.
EDWARD C. LOCKWOOD, Dec. 22, 1861.
GEORGE II. SEARLES, Jan. 18, 1862, discharged for disability
June 30, 1862.
HENRY C. SEARLES, Feb. 18, 1862, discharged for disability
July 5, 1862, and re-enl. into a N. Y. cavalry regiment.
JOHN ENNIS SEARLES, Jan. 6, 1862, was taken prisoner at
GEORGE B. SELLECH, Dec. 22, 1861. See Obituary.
BENJAMIN O. SEARLES, Feb. 26, 1862. See Obituary.
JOHN J. TAYLOR, Dec, 22, 1861. See Obituary.
JOHN W. THORNE, Feb. 20, 1862. See Obituary.
JOSEPH THORNE, Feb. 10, 1862, re-enl. veteran Feb. 29,
1864, and was taken prisoner at Winchester, Sept. 19,
JOHN P. WEED, Dec. 31, 1861, wounded at Port Hudson,
June 14, 1863.
BENJAMIN JONES, Co. H. Jan. 11, 1862.
EDWARD A. LOCKWOOD, Co. II, Jan. 11, 1862, discharged for
disability Sept. 22, 1862.
JOHN LILLEY, from Co. B, 2d Conn., was commissioned
2d Lieut, of Co. I, Oct. 10, 1863, in the 18th Conn.
Promoted 1st Lieut. June 5, 1864, and Capt. Oct. 17,
1864, and was mustered out, June 27, 1865, after the war
closed. In the spirited work done at Piedmont, Ya., June
92 STAMFORD SOLDIERS ' MEMORIAL.
5, 1864, he was severely wounded in the leg. His family
have been residing here since the war.
WILLIAM H. TROWBRIDGE, M. D., commissioned surgeon,
Sept. 25, 1862, in the Banks' expedition, and taken
prisoner near Brashear City. He was complimented with
gift of sword, sash and belt from the citizens oi the town.
On his return from the South, was detailed surgeon of
Board of Enrollment at Bridgeport, Conn., from which
service he was discharged Aug. 31, 1863.
GEORGE BENEDICT, assistant surgeon, Jan. 22, 1863, and
discharged Aug. 31, 1863.
HENRY H. ANDERSON, Co. I, Oct. 27, 1862, and honorably
discharged Aug. 31, 1863. He re-enl. into the Navy.
JOSEPH L. PEMBER, Co. K, Aug. 21, 1862, from Hart-
ford ; honorably discharged, Aug. 26, 1863, and is
now living in Stamford.
ELISHA T. PAYNE, Co. C, Sept, 9, 1862, and honorably
discharged July 27, 1863 ; has lived in Stamford since
the war, in the practice of his profession as dentist.
JOSEPH FERMIN, Co. A, Nov. 28, 1863.
WILSON ESSEX, Co. B, Nov. 24, 1863.
STEPHEN GRAY, Co. B, Nov. 28, 1863.
ROBERT MITCHEL, Co. B, Jan. 4, 1864.
RICHARD MYERS, Co. B, Nov. 24, 1863.
GEORGE VANDIVKRE, Co. B, Nov. 24, 1863.
WILLLIAM NELLIS, Co. B, Dec. 4, 1863 ; was wounded
severely in the elbow at Kell House, Virginia, Oct. 27,
THOMAS L. BROWN, Co. G, Dec. 28, 1863.
MILITARY SERVICE. CONN. REGIMENTS. 93
ALLEN BANKS, Co. G, Jan 5, 1864 ; was shot in
one leg at Fair Oaks.
JOHN BROWN, Co. G, Dec. 28, 1863. See Obituary.
DAVID SNIVELY, Co. G, Dec. 28, 1863.
GEORGE E. BROWN, Sergt. Co. H, Dec. 31, 1863.
JOSEPH ELLIS, Co. H, Dec. 30, 1863.
WILLIAM H. BROWN, Co. H, Dec. 9, 1863, honorably
discharged at Brownsville, Texas, October 24, 1865.
CHARLES E. TREADWELL, Co. II, Dec. 31, 1863.
RANDOLPH WILLIAMS, Co. II, Dec. 28, 1863.
ROBERT WILSON, Co. H, Dec. 30, 1863 ; reported deserter
Feb. 5, 1864.
SIMON GREENE, Corp. Co. I, Jan. 4, 1864, discharged
for disability June 27, 1864.
JOHN H. CLINE, Co. I, Jan. 1, 1864.
ABRAM LATTAN, Co. I, Jan. 5, 1864.
JOSIAH WALTON, Co. I, Jan. 4, 1864.
WILLIAM H. HAWKINS, Co. K, Jan. 4, 1864.
WILLIAM BANKS, April 20, 1864 ; reported deserting April
DAVID JOHNSON, Co. II, June 2, 1864.
HENRY STARK, Dec. 9, 1863 ; reported as a deserter
Jan. 7, 1864.
CHARLES E. ASIA, 1st Segt. Co. B, Oct. 7, 1863.
JOSEPH HOOD, 1st Sergt. Co. D, Feb. 16, 1864.
JOHN II. SMITH, Corp. Co. D, Feb. 20, 1864.
JAMES W. YATKS Co. D, Feb. 16, 1864, and mustered out
at hospital, David's Island.
FOIST HEAVY ARTILLERY.
JEREMIAH O'RILEY, Co. C, May 23, 1861, discharged May
22, 1864, at end of term of service.
JAMES W. WEBB, Co. A, April 10, 1862. See Obituary.
MICHAEL BURKE, Co. E, May 23, 1861, re-enl. Dec. 10, 1863.
94 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL.
JOSEPH D. PINKHAM, Co. C, May 23, 1861., re-enl. Nov.
PATRICK BAKER, Co. K, May 23, 1861, is reported on Con-
necticut catalogue as a deserter, Sept. 7, 1861. He
was afterwards in the Navy.
MORRIS CARROLL, May 23, 1861. See 10th Conn.
JAMES LIND, Co. K, May 23, 1861, reported deserter,
Jan. 30, 1863.
JOHN MULHOLLAND, Co. K, May 23, 1861 ; and discharged
May 22, 1864, on the expiration of his term of enlistment.
FRANCIS B. AVERT, Co. H, Nov. 30, 1863. See Obituary.
THEODORE BEDIENT, Co. H, Nov. 30, 1863.
SQUIRE S. BIRDSELL, Co. H, Nov. 28, 1863.
GEORGE W. FINCH, Co. H, Nov. 30, 1863.
WILLIAM FAGAN, Co. H, Nov. 30, 1863.
WILLIAM H. MONROE, Co. H, Dec. 8, 1863. See Obituary.
GEORGE H. POTT, Co. H, Nov. 28, 1863.
BENJAMIN SELLECK, Co. G, Dec. 7, 1863.
ELI STARR, Co. I, Jan. 4, 1864, from Ham den.
SECOND HEAVY -ARTILLERY.
WILLIAM H. BREWER, Co. A, Jan. 2, 1864.
EZRA C. BOUTON, Co. C, Jan, 5, 1864. See Obituary.
EDGAR W. CONKLIN, Co. D, Dec. 30, 1863.
JOHN L. CONKLIN, Co. D, Dec. 30, 1863
JOSEPH H. CANFIELD, Co. C, Jan. 5, 1864.
JAMES HENRY, Co. D, Jan. 1, 1864.
JACOB JUNE, Co. A, Jan. 14, 1864.
BANKS LOUNSBURY, Co. I, Jan. 28, 1864. See Obituary.
ALEXANDER McCoRMicK, Co. F, Jan. 18, 1864.
JOHN O'BRIEN, Co. B, Jan. 1, 1864.
SAMUEL S. OSBORN, Co. M, Feb. 11, 1864.
PATRICK RAIRDEN, Feb. 5, 1864, and discharged for disability,
May 23, 1864.
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CHAUNCEY STEVENS, Co. K, Jan. 5, 1864.
GEORGE TAYLOR, Co. C, Dec. 30, 1863.
JEREMIAH CONNER, Jan 5, 1864, from Bethel ; has a
SECOND LIGHT BATTERY.
ALLEN WEBB, Aug. 6, 1862, and discharged Aug. 9, 1865.
THOMAS CARROL, Feb. 18, 1864, to -June 30, 1864.
MICHAEL DONNELLY, Feb. 18, 1864, to June 30, 1864.
PATRICK KELLEY, Feb. 18, 1864 to June 30, 1864.
ALONZO PECK, Jan. 5, 1864 ; reported in catalogue of
Connecticut soldiers as a deserter, Jan. 19,1864.
WILLIAM TAYLOR, Feb. 16, 1864, to June 30, 1864.
JAMES W. WELCH, Feb. 18, 1864, to June 30, 1864.
JAMES K. STRAUT, Sergt. Co. D, Nov. 2, 1861 ; re-enl. 2d
Lieut. Jan. 2, 1864, promoted 1st Lieut. Feb. 26, 1664, and
captain, Nov. 17, 1864, and mustered out Aug. 2, 1865.
MICHAEL CARRIGAN, Co. G, April 8, 1864.
WARDELL HKNDRICKS, Co. II, Dec. 8, 1863.
JOHN A. McCLELLAN, Co. M, Dec. 30, 1863.
JAMES E. BISHOP, Co. D, Jan. 11, 1864.
WM. H. BISHOP, Co. E, Jan. 11, 1864, and discharged Aug.
NEW YORK REGIMENTS.
HENRY V. SMITH, 1st Cavalry and re-enlisted into 12th Cav-
alry, serving about two years. While on a scouting ex-
pedition in iSov., 1864, near Plymouth, X. C., he was
severely wounded by a ball which broke through the
lower jaw, right side, and passing under the tongue came
out under the left ear. He recovered, and is now in busi-
ness in Danbury.
JAMES E. BJSIIOP, 1st Mounted Riilcs, and re-enl. into 1st
96 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL.
ANTHONY MILLER, 2d State Militia.
RICHARD MORE, 2d State Militia.
HENRY PACKET, 2d State Militia.
PETER O'NEIL, 4th Heavy Artillery.
CHARLES W. KNAPP, 1st sergeant Co. B, 5th, Duryee's
Zouaves, was taken prisoner at Savage Station, June 29,
1862. He was in prison until paroled, July 25, 1863 ;
and for many months suffered severely from the confine-
ment. He now resides in Hamden, Conn.
MATTHEW M. WALSH, Co. B, Duryee's Zouaves, and
was taken prisoner at the second Bull Run fight, Aug.
ALBERT SEAMAN was also in Duryee's Zouaves.
CHARLES W. SMITH served about three years in the Duryee's
Zouaves, and is now living in Montana.
JAMES L. TAYLOR, Duryee's Zouaves. See Obituary.
WATSON B. NICHOLS, Duryee's Zouaves, April 19, 1861, and
was in the fight at Great Bethel. He was mustered out
May 18, 1863, after his term of service had expired.
Re-enlisted Nov. 14, 1863, into Co. G, 1st Mich-
igan Heavy Artillery. Appointed Hospital Steward
Feb. 14, 1864, at Jackson, Miss. Transferred Aug.
31, 1864, as 2d lieutenant to 86th United States Infantry
and promoted captain Oct. 12, 1865. He was ap-
pointed Provost Marshal and Judge Advocate for Southern
District of Alabama. Resigned and was mustered out
April 30, 1866. He has since his resignation been a
student of medicine at Ann Arbor University.
THOMAS SKELDING, enlisted April 20, 1861, into Co. B,
Duryee's Zouaves, and was chosen corporal. He was
in the unfortunate engagement at Great Bethel. In
Oct. of the same year he was commissioned captain Co.
B, 10th New York McChesney's Zouaves, and resigned
in Feb., 1862. He has, since leaving the service, gra-
duated M. D., and is now in Europe on a professional visit
to several prominent hospital*.
MICHAEL O'NEIL, Co. K, 5th Cavalry, Ira Harris Guard,
re-enlisted veteran. He was wounded by a sabre stroke
in the face, taken prisoner and from the sufferings of his
MILITARY SERVICE. NEW YORK REGIMENTS. 97
prison life has never recovered. He is now in a lunatic
DAVID H. SCOFIELD, Co. K, Ira Harris Guard. Tn a raid
made by this famous cavalry, under Dalgreen, sergeant
Scofield learned that General Henry A. Wise, of Virginia,
was in the vicinity of their route, and made an attempt to
capture him. From the published History of the Kegi-
ment, we take this account of the attempt : " He went to
the place just as the redoubtable ex-governor mounted his
horse. Scofield made after him, and quite an exciting
chase ensued. The hero of Hatteras Island was not inclined
to a personal encounter even with a single man, and being
well mounted, succeeded in making his escape." In that
ever memorable victory of Cedar Creek Oct. 19, 1864,
the sergeant captured the colors of the 12th Virginia In-
fantry, for which gallant service he received a medal of
honor, from the Secretary of War. It is on record res-
pecting that battle: "among the regiments that partici-
pated in Sheridan's victory of Get 19th, none equaled the
success of the Fifth New York Cavalry. v
GEORGE W. TOMS, Co. K, Ira Harris Guard. Oct. 5, 1861,
promoted commissary-sergeant in 1864, and returned
home as 1st sergeant in July, 1865.
THEODORE NICHOLS, 6th Cavalry, 1861, and re-enlisted
veteran. See Obituary.
WM. H. ROMKR, 6th Heavy Artillery, and served three
years. He came to Stamford in 1864, and now resides
JAMFS W. D ASK AM, on the opening of the war, promptly
enlisted into the 7th National Guard.
HENRY H. HOLLY, Co. 1), 7th National Guard. He has
recently been appointed one of a committee of five from
this famous regiment " on Plans and Construction," for
erecting on Central Park a monument to those of its
members who fell during the war.
WM. W. SMITH, National Guard.
JAMES R. WARREN, National Guard.
JOSEPH C. WARREN, National Guard.
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WILLIAM POWELL, 8th K Y. S. M.
GEO. A. YOUNGS, Co.. K, 8th ]ST. Y. Heavy Artillery.
HORACE GARDINER, 9th, Hawkins' Zouaves, 1861, and commis-
sioned 2d lieutenant in 127th, Monitor Regiment, and
promoted 1st lieutenant, serving about three years.
LEWIS GARDINER, Hawkins' Zouaves, 1861, commissioned
2d lieutenant in 127th, Monitor Regiment.
JOHN PARKER, Co. B, Hawkins' Zouaves, served two years.
WILLIAM PARKER, Hawkins' Zouaves.
JOHN HOYT, Hawkins' Zouaves and served two years.
EDGAR TOMS, Co. B, Hawkins' Zouaves, 1861, and served
GEORGE TOMS, Co. B, Hawkins' Zouaves, 1861, was wounded
at Antietam Sept. 11, 1862. He is now living here.
EDWARD KROLLPHEIFFER, Hawkins' Zouaves.
FREDERICK WARNER, Hawkins' Zouaves, went into the 64th
New York, and still later was commissioned 2d lieutenant
in the 10th Army Corps d'At'rique.
ALLEN CHAMBERLAIN, Co. I, 12th Cavalry in 1862, and re-
enlisted into Navy.
Rev. P. S. EVANS, chaplain, 13th Heavy Artillery. See
WILLIAM J. WILSON, 17th Infantry.
CHARLES E. BETTS, 22d Infantry.
HIRAM TOTTEN, jr., 22d Infantry.
JAMES E. BOUTON, 22d Infantry.
WM. F. HALLOCK, 22d Infantry.
CHARLES SCOFIELD, 22d Infantry.
CHARLES WESTON, 22d Infantry.
WILLIAM NOLAN, 25th Infantry, 1861, was wounded, and is
now in Ireland.
WILLIAM McDoNAU), 25th Infantry, 1861, and served twenty-
OSCAR LASHER, 37th Infantry.
GEORGE LOCK WOOD, 38th Infantry, served twenty-five months.
MILITARY SERVICE. NEW YOKK REGIMENTS. 99
FREDERICK SHOWER, 39th Infantry, Garibaldi Guards,
served three years.
SAMUEL M. PHYFE, Co. C, 47th Infantry, near Ann apol is, Md.
JOHN SULLIVAN, 47th Infantry.
BRADFORD RAYMOND, Co. K, 48th Infantry, and served in the
5th Army Corps.
GEORGE FISH, 49th Infantry, was color bearer in the Army
of the Pot omac.
ALVA INGERSOL, 49th Infantry, was once wounded in the
CHARLES II. PALMER, 49th Infantry, and transferred with a
captain's commission to the 6th New York Artillery. He
was once wounded.
JOHN E. WEED, 49th Infantry, and re-enlisted veteran.
JOSEPH GIBSON, Co. K, 59th Infantry, then to 54th Infantry
and then to 84th Ohio Infantry.
EDWIN R. D ALLEY, Co. G, 67th Infantry. See Obituary.
MICHAEL HANNAGAN, 69th Infantry.
JOHN W. MILLER, Company B, 71st Infantry, was called out
to repel Lee's invasion in June 1863.
EDWARD A. Q.UINTARD, captain Co. B, New York National
Guard, Engineer Corps, and was on guard duty in the
vicinity of Washington. See Stamford History, page 407.
GEO. W. WEED, 71st Infantry, after three months service
enlisted again into the 17th Conn.
WILLIAM E. WHITE, 90th Infantry. See Obituary.
JOHN II. McDoNALD, 82d New York. See Obituary.
Rev. EBEN FRANCIS, chaplain, 127th, Monitor. See page 32.
EDWARD OLDRIN. 127th, Monitor, and after serving about
sixteen months was discharged for disability.
THEODORE MILLER, from K)th Connecticut, re-enlisted into
Co. A, 139th New York Volunteers. He was commis-
sioned lieutenant Sept. 9, 1862, promoted captain March
9, 1863, and major Oct. 14, 1864. He was appointed
colonel in the Corps d'Afrique April 12, 1865, but did not
100 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL.
muster. As soldier and officer he has a creditable record.
FRANKLIN A. JONES, served in Scott's Life Guard.
BENJAMIN R. SAUNDERS, was in a New York Heavy Artil-
JOHN HANFORD, was successively in two regiments of Ne^
JAMES MCCARTY, left the employ of the Phoenix Company
and enlisted in a New York regiment, and served two
J OHN H. SEARLES, was in a New i'ork regiment.
HENRY C. SEARLES, from 13th Conn, went into a New York
REGIMENTS OF OTHER STATES.
JAMES R. AYRES, Co. C, 3d Michigan. See Obituary.
FREDERICK BISHOP, 5th New Jersey Battery, was discharged
HANFORD BISHOP, 5th New Jersey Battery.
JOHN CARROL, Co. A, 32d Ohio, Nov. 22, 1864, from Toledo.
He served to the end of tHe war when he came to Stam-
ford with his family.
SAMUEL FESSENDEN was mustered into the service of the
United States, March 3, 1864, at sixteen years of age, as
a private in 7th Maine Battery, 1st Regiment Light Ar-
tillery. He was appointed 1st lieutenant 2d Regiment
United States Infantry, Dec. 14, 1864, and captain of
Infantry, Dec. 20, 1864. His bravery, good conduct in
battle, and fitness to command had attracted the notice of
his superior officers, and having been warmly recom-
mended for a commission in the artilleiT service, he
declined promotion in the infantry. He was commissioned
2d lieutenant, 1st Battery, Maine Light Infantry, Jan.
18, 1865, and detailed to the staff of major-general A. P.
Howe, May 1, 1865, serving in that position till the close
of the war. At the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsyl-
vania, North and South Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburg,
Weldon R. R., The Mine Explosion, Reams Station,
MILITARY SERVICE. REGIMENTS OF OTHER STATES. 101
Poplar Grove Church, and Hatcher's Run, he did good
service, receiving the universal commendations of his
superior officers in every position in which he served. He
was admitted to the Fairfield County Bar, March 4, 1869,
and is now completing his legal studies at Harvard Law
School. The family have resided in Stamford since 1866.
PHILO C. FULLER, 2d Illinois Volunteers. See Obituary.
EMMET M. HOYT, 3d Maryland and also in a New York
regiment. See Obituary.
SAMUEL C. INGERSOLL, 3d Maryland, was wounded at Antie-
tam and discharged.
PETER HURD, 14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, Oct. 14,
JAMES KEEGAN, Co. K, 18th Kentucky, in 1864, and came to
Stamford at the end of the war.
JOSEPH S. LOCKWOOD, 141st Penn. See Obituary.
RICHARD PIERSON, 3d Maryland.
WILLIAM E. SCOFIELD, 74th Illinois. See Obituary.
GEORGE YANDERVALDT, 1st Reserve Cavalry, Pennsylvania.
PIERRE R. HOLLY, M. D., appointed assistant surgeon in the
spring of 1863, and assigned to the Douglas Hospital,
Washington City. After the Gettysburg battles, he was
assigned to the 22d Wisconsin Infantry, and remained
in the service until discharged at his request in the spring
of 1864. Having, previously to the war, practiced in the
West Indies and in Greenwich, Conn., lie settled here in
his profession in 1866.
The following citizens of the town were in the service of
the Government, though not connected with any particular
GEORGE E. BADGER, M. D., who left his practice here, with
a commission as contract surgeon, and was stationed at
102 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL.
JOHN DAVENPORT was aid to colonel John H. Almy, assis-
tant-quarter-master-general of Connecticut, and stationed
at New York for supplying the Connecticut and Rhode
JOHN C. MINOR, M. D., commissioned, April 1, 1863, acting
assistant surgeon, U. S. A., after having voluntarily served
on Hospital Ships of the Sanitary Commission during the
preceding year. Was in the Army of Cumberland until
Feb. 3, 1864, when he was ordered to Harrisburg, Perm.,
to take charge of Port Hospital. He resigned Oct. 4,
Rev. J. H. PARKS, commissioned chaplain, July 5, 1862, and
assigned to Carver Hospital, Washington City. See
Stamford History, page 327.
JOHN T. RILEY was acting quarter-master at Washington
City and elsewhere.
SAMUEL C. STAPLES, assistant paymaster U. S. A.
HENNEL STEVENS entered the service as medical purveyor at
Cairo, Ills., in 1862, and was ordered to Memphis in May,
1865. The testimony to his good service is abundant.
The Memphis Daily Commercial at the close of the war
said of him : " He deserves well of the Department. He
has displayed not only tact and skill but all the qualities
of patient endurance so necessary to a fair performance of
duty." At the close of the war he purchased a plantation
in Texas for cultivation.
UNITED STATES ARMY.
DAVID C. COMSTOOK, Jr., from Co. H, 17th Conn., entered
Jan. 9, 1864, the United States Army as hospital steward.
He was first ordered to Louisville, Ky.. and then to New
Albany, Illinois. He was next sent to forts Selden and
Oummingp, in New Mexico. At all of these posts he
rendered valuable service, and continued, until his health
failing, he was obliged to leave. He was honorably dis-
charged, Jan. 31, 1867. He has since been a student in
medicine, at Ann Arbor, Mich., and in the Bellevue Medi-
cal College, of New York City.
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GEORGE W. CHAMBERLAIN, from Co. B, 17th Conn. Vol.,
enlisted into a regiment of the U. S. Cavalry, Feb. 3, 1863.
PATRICK FARREL, enlisted in 1859 in the regular U. S. Army
He had one of his legs broken at Petersburg, Va., where
he was struck by nine balls.
SAMUEL B. FERRIS, educated at West Point, class ot 1861,
graduated 2d lieutenant, and assigned to the 8th U". S. Inf.
He was with his regiment at the first Bull Run rout of
June 21, 1861, and until his commission as Colonel of the
28th Conn. Vol. On the expiration of his commission he
returned to his regiment as 1st Lieut., until transferred
with captain's commission to the 20th U. S. Infantry. In
1867, he was ordered with his regiment to the Indian
country on the North West, and is now stationed at Fort
Saunders, Wyoming Territory.
FRANCIS M. HOLLY, appointed assistant surgeon in the winter
of 1862, and assigned to Hospital at Portsmouth, opposite
Norfolk, Va. He resigned in 1863, and returned to the
practice of his profession. In 1868 he WHS appointed
surgeon in the Tinted States Army, and is now with his
regiment at Belton, Texas.
JOHN L. IIoYT, Co. B., 1st IT. S. Reg. Art., Nov. 4, 1862,
from which, at the expiration of his term of enlistment, he
was discharged Sept. 5, 1864. In this arm of the service, he
was in sixteen severe engagements. In the raid in Florida
from the 7th to the 17th of Feb., 1864, as his discharge
testifies, he traveled 780 miles, and in Virginia, from the
20th to the 30th of June, 696 miles. 'lie was once
knocked from his horse by a ball while in action, and had
two horses shot under him.
WILLIAM P. JONES, on the opening of the war, as our record
of the Citizen Service shows, promptly tendered his ser-
vices to the Government. He was appointed aid-de-camp
on the staff of Major-General .John E. Wool, April 24,
1861, with rank of colonel of volunteers. He rendered
valuable service in New York, in the spring and summer
of 1861, to the Tnion Aid Committee. Sept. 2<. 1861,
he was appointed aid-de-camp, with the rank of major in
104 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL.
the regular army, and ordered to report to Gen. "Wool. In
this capacity, he served at Fortress Monroe, Va. He was
appointed rrovost Marshal, Gen. of the Dept. of Virginia,
and assisted at the taking of Yorktown and Norfolk. On
the removal of General Wool, in 1862, to Baltimore, he
was appointed Mil. Pro. Mar. of the Mid. Dept., embrac-
ing Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He was
very active and efficient in organizing the aid of negroes
in the war. His health at length gave way, and he resigned,
though not before he had earned " for gallant and meritorous
service," his commission of brevet brig. -general of volun-
teers, dating from March 13, 1865. Few of our citizens
sacrificed as much in leaving business to enter the service
of the government as General Jones, as none had entered
into the support of the war more heartily than he.
JOHN MANNING, June 16. 1860, 3d IT. S. Cavalry, in which
arm of the service he continued until July 14, 1867, when
he was honorably discharged. He was a sergeant in his
company, and at Memphis was orderly on the staff of
General Grant, and afterwards was orderly to General
Sherman. He is now living here.
HENRY O'J^EiL, Co. B, oth IT. S. infantry, early in the war,
and still remains in the service.
ALBERT M. POWELL. See Obituary.
HENRY ROCKWELL, M. D., surgeon in the 17. S. Army. On
leaving the 28th Conn. Vol. he was stationed a while at
Fort Schuyler. He is now on duty at Fort Totten,
JAMES SCOFIELD, in 1859 entered the IT. S. Army, and was
assigned to the 4th regiment of infantry .
EDWIN L. SMITH, Sept. 2, 1864, was transferred from the
1 7th Conn. Yol. to Co. A, 9th IT. S. Reserves. He was
taken prisoner in Florida.
FRANCIS L. STILL, Oct. 13, 1863, transferred from 6th Conn.
Yol. to Signal Corps in the U. S. Army.
WILLIAM J. SLOAN, of Pennsylvania, appointed assistant
MILITARY SERVICE. UNITED STATES ARMY. 105
surgeon in the II. S. Army, 1837. Served in Florida
during the Seminole war, 1837-40 ; in the Choctaw
country west of Arkansas, at Forts Towson and Washita,
from 1840 to 1841 ; stationed in Philadelphia in 1845;
next year ordered to New Orleans, where, and at Baton
Rouge he remained until 1849, when he was sent again to
Florida until 1853. In 1856 promoted surgeon, and
ordered to New Mexico, holding the position of medical
director, Department of New Mexico, until 1860. After
four months' leave of absence, he was assigned to duty at
Governor's Island, New York harbor, where the opening
of the rebellion found him. Was then ordered to New
York City as Supt. of Hospitals. Under his supervision
the Transport Service was organized, and provision made
for patients from the seat of war. As assistant medical
director of the department, he also aided in organizing
twenty-eight general hospitals in New England, New York
and New Jersey, which comprised in all twenty-five
thousand beds. In 1862 he was ordered to Minnesota as
medical director of the department of the North-West,
but was in a few months returned to his post in New
York, where he subsequently became medical director of
the department until the close of the war. The number
of sick and wounded soldiers cared for in this department
during his term of service, was about one hundred and
fifty thousand. For his services thus rendered, he was
successively breveted lieutenant-colonel, colonel and
brigadier general. He still continues in New York on
duty, as chief medical officer, with the usual routine of
duties in time of peace, his residence being, as for several
years, in Stamford.
DAVID PI. VINTON, graduated at West Point, 1822, entering
the U. S. A. as lieutenant in the Artillery service. He
had been in various branches of the service, as an efficient
officer both in time of peace and of war ; until the war of
1861-5 found him chief quartermaster of the Department
of Texas, headquarters, San Antonio, where he was taken
prisoner by the rebels and paroled. During our war for
the suppression of the rebellion, he has rendered impor-
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tant services to the Government. He was colonel in the
Volunteer Army from Aug. 2, 1864, to July 29, 1866.
Chief quartermaster at New York City, for supplying the
army with clothing and equipage from June 28, 1861, to
July, 1867, (ex-officio). Brevet brigadier general U. S.
Army, March 13, 1865, and brevet major general U. S.
Army, March 13, 1865, for faithful and meritorious ser-
vices during the rebellion. He was retired from active
service, July 29, 1866, and now resides on the corner of
North street and Adams Avenue.
JAMES WRIGHT, IT. S. Army, Feb. 22, 1863, but to what
arm of the service is not known.
The following citizens, being liable to service, some of
whose names have already appeared on our list as having ren-
dered good service in the field, sent also, substitutes or paid
the commutation. Probably some of them are represented
on our previous lists of recruits, though many of their sub-
stitutes were assigned to unknown regiments. For other
substitutes, not legally required, see pages 33 and 34. The
names of the substitutes would have been added but for the
impossibility of getting them :
ALEX. II. WEED,
CHARLES II. BROWN,
GEORGE L. WARREN,
JOHN DAY FERGUSON,
LEWIS K. HURLBUTT,
CHARLES P. HOLMES,
SAMUEL II. HOLMES,
EDWARD F. LEEDS,
CHARLES W. WARDWELL,
JOHN ST. JOHN,
WM. W. SKIDDY,
WILLIAM C. WILLCOX,
SAMUEL B. HOYT,
CHARLES W. HOYT,
CHARLES II. HOLLY,
CYRUS D. JONES,
ISAAC S. JONES,
JOHN H. BRUSH,
CHARLES W. BROWN,
ROBERT B. SCOFIELD,
GEORGE P. WATERBURY,
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The following citizens, upon being drafted, supplied sub-
JAMES B. DAVENPORT, CHARLES M. SCOFIELD,
JAMES H. OLMSTEAD, EDGAR S. WEED,
WALTER FERGUSON, CHATJNCEY PROVOST,
ALEXANDER RAEBURN, E. S. GIFFORD,
JOSEPH E. LOCKWOOD, LEROY SCOFIELD,
EDWARD F. BROWN, CHARLES J. SMITH,
JOHN ROSBOROUGH, ALONZO STEVENS,
EDWARD HANNAGAN, R. S. MILLER,
EDWARD KENNADY, CHARLES E. THOMPSON.
For special and very delicate, as well as difficult service
rendered the Government during the war, we should here
record the name and official position of WM. T. MINOR,
L.L.D., ex-governor of the State. It is due equally to him-
self and to our town to add to his citizen service, See Part I,
his official services, also, as Consul General at Havana.
Though not to be traced out, as the march and conquest of
an army, it is still true that his services in diplomacy while
at Havana were as important to our cause, as victories on
the battle field. On leaving his post, he was honored by
very abundant and nattering official testimonials to his suc-
cessful mission. See Stamford History, p. 376.
The following catalogue contains the list of those who
rendered good service to the Government of the United
States in the Navy during the war. Many a gallant deed
was performed by these representatives of the town which
history will never report.
WILLIAM D. ADAMS, April 3, 1862, as boy, and in two months
HENRY II. ANDERSON, Sept. 1863, landsman and served one
S. L. P. AYRES, appointed assistant engineer in 1858,
making his first cruise in the Roanoke, the Flag Ship of
the Home Squadron. In 1860, assigned to duty in Brook-
lyn Navy Yard. In March, 1861, ordered to Lake duty
on the Michigan ; and soon transferred to the Frigate
Pensacola, in Farragut's expedition against New Orleans.
Was in the engagements at forts Philip and Jackson and
present at the surrender of New Orleans. Was promoted
chief engineer and assigned to the Nipsic, on blockade
duty off Charleston. Assigned next, in 1865, to the
Juniata as her chief, and ordered to the Brazilian waters,
and, in 1867, ordered to Portsmouth Navy Yard as in-
specting engineer, where he is still on duty. He made a
good record for himself during the war. In the engage-
ment of April 35, 1862, on the Mississippi, he boarded a
rebel man-of-war and brought off with him the rebel
colors, as one trophy of his prowess.
PATRICK BAKER, Sept. 1, 1863, a seaman.
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CHARLES H. BRANTINGHAM, at the opening of the war was
on the last year of his course at the Naval Academy,
Annapolis, Md. He was ordered to the Somerset, March
10, 1862, as navigator and drill officer, from which he was
sent as drill master to the two ships Amanda and Hend-
rick Hudson, from which he returned as navigator to the
Somerset, and promoted ensign. He "was then promoted
to command the Icilda, and subsequently was connected
with the Cherokee and Honduras, and in command of the
Sunflower. He saw the beginning of his service as a
detail to protect the Constitution, in Annapolis Roads,
1861. He was in several sharp engagements, and success-
ful in taking several prizes the Circassian, the Curlew,
the Hortense. In June 1865, ordered to the Winooski,
at the Dock trial of the Winooski and Algonquin in New
York. Promoted master, July 3, 1865, and ordered to
N. Y. Navy Yard, Jan. 17, 1866. An incident in his
service is a good illustration of his personal character and
spirit. He had been ordered while on the Appilachicola
to reconnoiter in citizen's dress. He demanded the order
in writing, and when he had secured it, he coolly informed
his commander that he should obey no such order, though
he would cheerfully volunteer the service in his uniform.
As witness to his readines to dare, when duty called, he
still has a rebel flag which he personally captured at
Appilachicola. He resigned his commission, April 18,
1867, and is in business in New York.
PETER CAVANOUGH, 1st quartermaster, March 2, 1863.
ALLEN CHAMBERLAIN, May 17, 1864, landsman.
PETER CONROY, May 8, 1864, landsman.
CHARLES I. DAYTON, Aug. 7, 1862, landsman in the East
DAVID DECKER, master's mate in Burnside expedition, 1862.
PETER DECKER, master's mate in Porter's Morter Fleet,
JAMES DELAMATER, Aug. 10, 1862. seaman.
CORNELIUS DEVER, July 20, 1864, seaman.
RICHARD DEVER, Oct., 1863, landsman and promoted seaman.
NAVAL SRRVICE. 113
DANIEL DILLON, Sept. 9, 1862, seaman, and again Sept. 20,
RICHARD DILLON, Oct., 1863.
DAVID R. DREW, June, 1864, the second time, ship Sara-
GEO. A. EBBETTS, captain's clerk, April, 1864, and sailed in
June on the Bienville. In the action in Mobile Bay,
Aug. 1864, he is reported by lieutenant Huntington, of
the Oneida, to which he had volunteered for more active
service as being very courageous. Though knocked
down, at the same time that his captain was wounded,
he rallied himself, and with the utmost coolness, in the
midst of whizzing death shots, ministered to the needs of
ISIDORE FERRIS, captain's clerk, May 1, 1864.
BENJAMIM F. FRENCH, May 16. 1864, first class boy.
THOMAS Fox, July 15, 1861, first class boy and promoted
JOHN GAGAN, from 28th Conn. Vol., Sept. 1, 1863, lands-
CIIAS. II. TAYLOR, master's mate, Dec. 23, 1863, and assigned
to the Proteus.
JOSEPH GIBSON served one year.
JAMES H. GIBLIN, Aug, 11, 1864.
GEO. "W. GLENDINING, paymaster's clerk, Feb. 1, 1864.
THEODORE M. HALLOCK, Dec. 16, 1863, landsman one year.
FRANCIS M. HAWLEY, Act.- Ass.-Paym aster, Aug. 30, 1862,
and assigned to the Carondelet, at Cairo, Ills.
ALBERT HOBBY, served a year with captain John Ketchum.
JOHN M. HOLLY, Aug. 9, 1862, landsman and discharged
Sept. 9, 1863.
GEORGE HUDSON, Aug. 10, 1862, seaman.
SAMUEL II. JOHNSON, entered the Navy, Kov. 9, I860, ap-
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pointed acting master's mate, Oct. 31, 1861, on Suwanee.
He was later in command of bark Midnight, and received
his discharge, Dec. 23, 1865.
MARTIN KANE, Sept. 9, 1862, landsman.
DANIEL KENNEDY, seaman in 1861.
DENNIS KENNEDY, May, 1862, seaman.
JOHN KETCHAM, assistant master's mate, and acting master
in the Potomac Flotilla.
HENRY K. LAPHAM, a 7iative of Stamford, acting master
mate, Oct. 3, 1861, assigned during the war to the
ZOPIIAR LAWRENCE, sailed with captain Ketcham.
HENRY LEE, Feb., 1862, seaman on the Matthew Vassar.
JOHN LEONARD, June 7, 1861, and re-eul., 1865, landsman.
GEORGE LLOYD, Sept. 1, 1863, seaman.
ALBERT L. LOCKWOOD, Feb., 1862, seaman.
WM. B. LL-M, Dec. 23, 1863, first class boy.
MICHAEL MANAHAN, April, 1864, seaman.
PATRICK McKEON, 1862.
AUGUSTUS F. MILLER, Sept. 19, 1861, acting master's mate.
JOHN M. NEWMAN, Act. 3d Ass. Engineer Sept. 3, 1864.
EDWARD F. NICHOLS, from 3d Conn. Vol., Oct. 28, 1864,
PETER O'NEIL, 1861, on Oneida in the Gulf, and after-
wards went into the Cavalry Service.
PETER RANKIN, Feb. 14, 1862, as boy, and promoted lands-
JAMES H. ROWAN, May 27, 1864, honorary seaman.
GEORGE A. SCOFIELD, Sept, 10, 1862, IT. S. Marine Corps
for four years ; taken prisoner by the Alabama in the
Caribbean sea in 1863.
JOHN O. SCOFIELD, served first as medical steward in hospi-
tals in Virginia. In 1866 was with the U. S. Squadron
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which visited Europe, and is now a practicing physician in
Bedford, New York.
WALTER K. SCOFIELD, assistant surgeon, June 20, 1861, and
promoted surgeon in 1866. During the war was in various
hospitals in Boston, New York, Norfolk, Key West, Pen-
sacola, and New Orleans ; was at the bombardment of
Sumpter, capture of Appalachicola, and on blockading
service at Galveston and Mobile. Was surgeon of the
squadron which visited Europe in 1866, making the tour of
Russia, Sweden, Prussia, England, and Italy. He now
has his headquarters in Boston.
HOBBY SELLECK, July 2, 1864, seaman. See Obituary.
FREDERICK SHOWER was reported in the naval service.
ROBERT W. SIIUFELDT dates his service in the U. S. navy
from May 11, 1839. In March, 1861, he was appointed
Consul-General to Cuba, and was the right man for the
office when our recent war opened. He re-entered the
Navy as commander, in May, 1863, and was assigned to the
steamer Proteus, his commission dating from Nov. 19,
1862. He served one year off Charleston, and participated
in the capture of Morris Island. He had, later, command
on the West coast of Florida, and co-operated with our
gun-boats in the attack by the army on St. Marks, one of
the last actions of the war.
ROBERT SIIUFELDT, Jr., April 9, 1863, captain's clerk on the
HENRY T. SKELDING, Dec. 31, 1862, acting assistant pay-
master, and assigned to the Petrel at Cairo ; com missioned
passed assistant paymaster, March 5, 1867, and is now on
JAMES SNIFFIN, Aug. 7, 1862, landsman, and re-enl. Aug. 17,
1864, 2d class fireman one year.
CLARK STEVENS, July 20, 1864, as boy, and promoted seaman.
HENRY STOTTLAR, Dec. 1861, seaman. See Obituary.
CHARLES J. TODD, April 11, 1863, assistant paymaster, U. S.
steamer Shockokon, serving through the war.
ANDREW WALTER, Dec. 18, 1863. landsman on the Hartford.
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JAMES W. WATERBURY, June 30, 1864, screw steamer Hart-
ford, at the capture of Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay, and con-
tinuing in the service until February, 1868.
JAMES WEED, first-class firemen, Nov. 14, 1862.
JAMES WELCH, Aug. 24, 1862, landsman.
GEORGE E. WHITNEY, June 2, 1862, assistant engineer on
the Mohawk, taken prisoner in Florida, May 3, 1864, and
paroled in Octber, same year.
HERCULES WICKS, 28 years old, Jan. 1, 1862, on the flag ship
of Burnside's expedition.
M. P>. WOOLSEY, son of Commodore Woolsey, entered the
U. S. Navy Sept. 24, 1832, and commissioned commander
July 16, 1861. Before the war he had been for some time
retired from duty, having been greatly reduced by the
fever, taken while on duty on the African coast. At his
own request he was assigned again to duty early in the
war, and in 1865 he was reported in command of the
Princess Royal. He is now fleet captain in the South
EDWARD YOUNGS, Dec. 2, 1862, as first-class boy and became
WILLIAM D. WHITING, entered the navy March 1, 1841, as
midshipman, and was past-midshipman 1848. The open-
ing of the recent war found him lieutenant on the North
Carolina, receiving ship. On the occasion of the temporary
blockade of railroad transit through Baltimore, he was
attached to the brig Perry, to convoy troops to Annapolis.
As executive officer, he was attached to the Vandalia, on
blockade duty off South Carolina, and was in the Port
Royal engagements. He was promoted lieutenant com-
mander July 16, 1862, and attached to the Wyandot, and
still later to the Ottawa off Charleston. Near the close of
the war he was attached to the school ship Savannah,
for instruction of volunteer officers, and stationed in New
York harbor. He was also assigned to the gun-boat Tioga,
of the gulf squadron. He has been for some time attached
to the navy-yard duty at New York. His family have
resided here since 1865.
IT is specially fitting that our MEMORIAL should prove a
worthy monument to the m emery of our dead. We owe it
ourselves to honor those who so cheerfully gave themselves
for our cause. Let us, then, here affectionately enroll the
names of these, our departed, where they shall be to us a
perpetual witness to the self-sacrificing loyalty of those whom
we have lost. While this brief necrology shall often 'start
the tear from the eye of many a stricken mourner who still
misses some dear one, lost, let it, also, kindle to a holier
earnestness, a love for the great cause they died to save.
May it never cease to inspire in our hearts, too, the same
pure and grand devotion, which shall so honor and hallow
forever the memories of these our dead.
So passed the strong, heroic soul away.
Fallen are the faithful and the pure.
They fought to give us peace, and lo !
They gained a better peace than ours.
Forget them not, though now their names
Be but a mournful sound.
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ABRAHAM E. ACKLEY, Co. B, 13th Conn., son of widow
Mary Ackley, is reported in the Catalogue of Connecticut
Soldiers as having died, Aug. 9, 1863.
FRANCIS B. AVERT, a recruit from Stamford, Co. H, First
Conn. Artillery, though residing in Poundridge. He is
reported as having died, March 12, 1864.
JAMES R. AYRES, son of Jeremiah N". Ayres, Co. C, 3d
Michigan. He entered the regiment at twenty years of
age, and was found at his post with his regiment, on the
march and in action, down to the day of his fall, June 17,
1864, before Petersburg. The following from the treasurer
of the Michigan Soldiers' Relief Association, bearing the
same date, tells the story of his death.
" Twenty minutes ago, your son James R. Ayres, while
laboring on the breastworks, about fifty feet from brigade head-
quarters, fell, shot through the left breast by a rebel sharp-
shooter. He expired within two minutes, without uttering
a word. He has been buried under a locust on the bank of
a small stream, forty rods north of a road leading east of
Petersburg, and a mile or two from that city. I understand
he was a gallant soldier and much esteemed in his regiment."
He left a good name and his memory is held very precious
to his friends, who are thus called to mourn so early his death.
THADDEUS L. BAILEY, Co. C, 28th Conn., son of John L.
Baiiey, died of fever at Memphis, Sept. 16, 1863, about
three weeks after his discharge, leaving a wife and one
NATHANIEL BARMORE, jr., son of Nathaniel, Co. B, 28th
Conn., returned broken down by the campaign, and died
here of chronic diarrhea. He left a wife and children.
JOHN E. BING, Co. D, 6th Conn., was one of the three
sons of Mrs. Mary A. Bing who were in the service. He
was the first of his company to yield to the hardships and
privations of the campaign, in South Carolina. He died of
fever, April 8, 1862, in the hopital at Hilton Head, at a
time when the sanitary provisions of the army were insuffi-
cient to meet the wants of the wounded and the sick.
JOHN BOHAN, a recruit for Co. I, 10th Conn., who is sup-
posed to have been killed at the Deep Run engagement.
He was a single man.
EZRA B. BOUTON, Co. C, 2d Artillery Conn. Volunteers,
was son of Stephen Bouton. He was* killed at Cold Har-
bor, June 3, 1864, and left a wife and four children.
JOHN E. BOUTON, Co. A, 28th Conn., son of Nathaniel A.
Bouton. He died, Sept. 29, 1863, in Baton Rouge hospital,
from typhoid fever, at twenty-eight years of age. His record
was a good one, and his death was keenly felt by his com-
rades, whose confidence and esteem he had won.
SPENCER BOU'ION, Co. A, 28th Conn., son of Joseph
Bouton. He w r as left in the hospital atBrashear City, with
eighteen other sick soldiers of the regiment, May 23, 1863,
as the regimen r started up the river. He died, there, on the
7th of the following month. He was a victim, doubtless,
to the miserable quarters which our soldiers found on the
muddy fiats of that locality. He left a wife and two
ANDREW BOYT>, Sergt. Co. B, 28th Conn., a native of New
York City, was here, in the firm of Loekwood & Boyd,
when tin- war began. While in service in the Mississippi
Valley, he was attacked with chronic diarrhea, and though
able to reach home, he could not be helped. His death
occurred, Oct. 5, 1863, at the age of forty-five. He was an
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exemplary citizen and a good soldier. His funeral was
attended by his pastor, Rev. E. Francis, from the Universal-
ist church, and his remains were interred in the Northfield
burying lot. He left a wife and five children.
PHINEAS BROWN, Co. H, 28th Conn., son of widow Har-
rison Brown, was living in tho Turn of the River district on
the opening of the war. He came home sick from the South,
and died, Sept. 6, 1863, unmarried.
JOHN BROWN, Co. G, 29th Conn., was killed in the action
near Kell House, Oct. 27, 1864, while the company was
working their way through the picket lines up to the
enemy's entrenchments. The action continued from seven
A. M. until the morning of the next day.
FRANK BRYSON, Co. D, 6th Conn., was wounded severely
in the breast, May 15, 1864, near Bermuda Hundred, and
died from the wounds at Point Lookout, May 19th. His
record is that of a good soldier, and when his misfortune
took him into the hospital, he was found a faithful and use-
ful nurse. It is due that this misfortune be stated. In the
fall of 1863, he came home on his furlough for a visit.
Taken sick, he could not return according to his furlough,
and was reported a deserter. On his return lie was tried
and acquitted, but his health not being equal to the field, he
was transferred to the hospital, where his help was found
very serviceable. He left a wife and children here.
JOHN BUTTRY, Co. B, 17th Conn., was one of those taken
prisoner at "Welaka, Fla., May 19, 1864. He was taken to
Andersonville, where it is probable he died, though no
reliable report of his death has ever been received. His
family have lived a year or two in Darien.
SAMUEL CALDWELL, Co. B, 28th Conn., son of George ;
was taken with the fever while on the Mississippi river, and
brought to Fort Schuyler, where he died Aug. 15, 1803.
His remains were interred in the bnrying ground at the Turn
of the River.
MORRIS CARROLL, Co. G, 10th Conn., wounded at Drury's
Bluff, May 13, 1864. Both hands were badly shattered, and
he refused to have them amputated. He died in the
hospital in New Haven, July 28, 1804, aged nineteen.
JOHN S. CLARK, Corp. Co. D, Oth Conn., son of John
Clark, and born in New York City in 1844. The family
had been living here several years when the war began, and
he was one of our earliest volunteers. After serving out his
first term honorably, he as cheerfully re-enlisted, and in the
thirteenth battle in which he was engaged, he was killed,
probably by a sharpshooter, Aug. 10, 1804, at Strawberry
Plains. His record as a soldier was one of our best ; and
the high esteem in which he was held was fully deserved.
No report was received of him after the action in which lie
fell. Thus died this patriot youth at the early age of
EDWARD T. CLARK, son of Levi Clark, Co. B, 28th Conn.,
WHS sent May 25, 1803, to the hospital at Baton Rouge,
where he died Aug. 17, 1805.
<ri:oRGK "YV. CLOCK, Co. A, 28th Conn., died at the Baton
Rouge, La., Hospital, July 2, 1803.
LKWIS A. COOK. Co. K, 7th C<mn., proved himself to be a
good soldier. In the severe fighting at Deep Run, Va.,
Ana 1 . 10, "1804. lie \\ as especially commended by his captain,
John Thompson, then commanding the regiment. Again in
the difficult advance of Oct. 27th of the same year, led by
( reneral Butler, on the Darbytown road, his bravery and
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good judgment were conspicuous, and for these he was
urgently recommended by Butler for promotion.
ANDREW CRISSY, Co. B, 28th Conn., died at Brashear City
Hospital, after having been honorably discharged with his
regiment, Aug. 26, 1863.
EDWIN K. DAILY, Co. G, 67th 1ST. Y. Vols., was a native of
Michigan, and step son of John Clark, Esq., of Stamford.
He first volunteered with the men who afterwards consti-
tuted Co. D, 6th Conn., but not willing to wait for the regi-
mental organization, he enlisted as above. After brave ser-
vice in nineteen engagements, he fell in his twentieth, in the
battle of the Wilderness, May 6, 1864, twenty-three years of
age. He was struck by the ball of a sharpshooter, as he
stood about about six yards in advance of his comrades, he
cheering them on to the fight. His honorable record is, " he
fell a true Christian patriot."
JOHN W. DASKAM, son of Mrs. Betsy Daskam, went out
with the 6th Conn., as cook, and was taken with the fever in
Beaufort, N. C., where he died early in October, 1862, aged
thirty years. He had made himself useful to the regiment,
and his death was felt to be a great loss to them.
CHARLES DURAND, Co. B, 28th Conn., had been residing
in Stamford for a few years, and when he volunteered was
engaged as keeper of the Cornucopia Restaurant. He was
a resolute and courageous soldier and officer. One of the
detail for the assault on Port Hudson, of June 14, 1864, he
fell almost immediately on the sounding of the charge, while
urging on his men. His remains were recovered under a
flag of truce, and buried near the picket fence.
WILLIAM F ARNOLD, Co. B, 17th Conn., son of William, of
Greenwich; was taken prisoner at Welaka, May 19, 1864,
and confined in Anderson ville. On his exchange he was so
completely reduced by the treatment, to which, as a Union
soldier, he had been subjected, that he did not reach home.
At Wilmington, N. C., March 19, 1865, death released him
from what could only have been a life of lingering suffering for
him. His family were awaiting his arrival with affectionate
longings, only to be thrice disappointed. Within five weeks
of his death, his two only children died here, one of five, and
the other of three years of age, leaving the wife alone, thus
widowed and childless. He was twenty-five years old.
GEORGE D. FEEKS, Co. B, 17th Conn., son of John and Jane
Feeks. After being taken a prisoner at Welaka, Florida,
he was sent from one southern prison to another, until at
Florence he contracted the disease of which lie died May
1865, at the l^avy Hospital, Annapolis, Md. He left a wife
and one child. The child is now in Fitch's Soldiers' Home.
WILLIAM I. FERRIS, Co. B, 13th Conn., died May 9, 1868,
of fever, in hospital at the South.
MICHAEL Fox, Co. B, 17th Conn.; was shot in the first
charge made upon his company at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863.
He left a wife and three children who are still living here.
PATRICK Fox, Co, D, 6th Conn., went into the engagement
near Bermuda Hundred, June 17, 1864-. He was taken
prisoner, and is reported as dying, Xov. 6, 1864, leaving a
DAXIEL FREEMAN, Co. D, 6th Conn., died July 12, 1862,
on Dawfuskie Island, after a short sickness of one week.
PETER FRYERMUTII, Co. B, 28th Conn., is reported on the
company record by the Adjutant-General of the State, as
discharged for disability, Jan. 19, 1863. I find no record of
his death, which occurred in Stamvich, but his daughter
Louisa is returned by the selectmen, as entitled to the benefit
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of the " Act for the relief of soldiers' children," in September,
PHILO C. FULLER, son of S. B. Fuller, of New York City ;
enlisted into the 20th 111. Infantry ; taken prisoner at Pitts-
burg Landing and escaped. While on a train on the Colum-
bus and Memphis railroad, he fell from the car and was killed,
Sept. 21, 1868, in the 23d year of his age. His mother is now
Mrs. Frederick Bates, of Stamford .
THOMAS R. GRAHAM, Co. B, 17th Conn., had been an
apprentice to the printing business here, with Lieut. E. Hoyt.
On Mr. Hoyt's enlistment, he returned from the city, where
he was at work, and enlisted. He was killed in the engage-
ment at Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863.
WILLIAM GILLESPIE was taken prisoner at Gettysburg, and
died in the rebel prison of Belle Isle, leaving a family here.
BENJAMIN L. GREAVES, a native of Windham, Conn.,, was
living in the family of the author when the war opened,
Enlisting as private into Co. G, 10th Conn., he soon showed
capacity for command, and was rapidly promoted to a cap-
taincy. He was in thorough sympathy with the aim of the
Avar, and in several engagements displayed the best qualities
of a good captain. The summer of 1863 was especially try-
ing to his health, and he was obliged to go into hospital on
the first of October. For some thirty days, in the vicinity of
Petersburg, Ya., his company had been under fire, often, both
day and night, and the exposure and strain proved too much
for his nerves. He resigned, and was honorably discharged
October 25, 1863.
Returning to New York City, where he had spent a large
portion of his earlier life, he died there of congestion of the
brain, August 10, 1868, leaving a wife to whom he had been
in ;i m'ed but a few months. His remains were taken to Wind-
ham, and deposited beside those of his father, in the beautiful
cemetery of his native town.
The following testimony from Rev. H. C. Trumbull, chap-
lain of the Tenth, is worthy a place in our record of the cap-
tain's service : " Captain Greaves will ever be remembered
by his army comrades, as a brave soldier, possessing fine
qualities of mind, and many attractive traits of personal
character. The fact that he was in command of the company,
in the ranks of which he went out from Stamford, when
hardly a year of his enlistment had expired, and that, too, in
a regiment comprising such material as the Tenth, with its
bright record for discipline, hard fighting and thorough effi-
ciency evidenced his superiority in much that went to make
a first-class soldier/'
General J. L. Otis, in referring to captain Greaves' effi-
ciency, while in command of a skirmish line at Deep Run,
Va., Aug. 16, LS64-, adds this estimate of his military char-
acter. " His conduct was always commendable in action.
He was one of the kind not likely to get all the credit due
to him. He never got excited under fire, and consequently
did not make so much display to attract attention as others
less deserving might. I always considered coolness and
self-possession in action the most valuable characteristics an
officer could possess, and captain Greaves had these in a
At the annual re-union of the officers of the Tenth, Sept.
23, 1868, they thus testify to the military character of the
" Captain Greaves, enlisting at the organization of the
regiment, was soon promoted from the ranks for his gal-
lantry and his faithfulness in duty. Step by step he won the
command of a company, and thenceforward in prolonged
and arduous army service, he ever bore himself as a brave,
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prompt and efficient soldier. Never flinching in the hour
of danger, never failing in the performance of any task as-
signed him, he won the confidence of his commanders, and
the respect of those whom he commanded. His record of
patriotic services is one in which those who love him may
have just pride, and his early death is sincerely lamented by
many who knew his capabilities of usefulness."
GEORGE "W. HARTSON, Co. B, 28th Conn., was wounded at
Port Hudson, July 6, 1868, by a cap blown from one of our
shells. He died from the wound and was buried at Port
Hudson, August 1, 1863, leaving a wife and one daughter.
HORACE P. HOBBY Co. D, 6th Conn., an excellent soldier
and officer, one of the six sons of HARVEY HOBBY, of Stamford,
who volunteered for the service, was captured near Ber-
muda Hundred, June 17, 1864, and with the others of his
company captured with him, was taken to Richmond, and
began his experience of prison life in Libby. He was re-
moved to Anderson ville, and successively endured the priva-
tions of Millen, Savannah, Charleston, and Florence, until
the Thanksgiving morning of November, 1864, when he was
taken up by two attendants and borne out from his prison to
be sent to Annapolis for exchange " the happiest thanks-
giving," he said to his mother, on reaching home, December
29th, ' that I ever knew." At home he lingered on in great
suffering and weakness for nearly two years, yet never able
to rally after the horrible sufferings of those wasting months,
more heroic even than on the battle field, where he had
never flinched, until, a patient and brave martyr, he went
to his rest and triumph, November 17, 1866, aged twenty-
WILLIAM HOBBY, an older brother of Horace P., above,
Co. F, 3d Conn., after returning from his three months cam-
paign, returned to his business in town, and subsequently
removed to Darien. On the 6th of March, 1868, as lie
was walking on the track of the railroad, a short distance
from his house, he was suddenly struck and killed by an
engine. He left a wife and three children.
JOSEPH HOLMES, Co. B, 29th Conn, died May 30, 1864.
ANDREW HOYX, son of Isaac Hoyt, of Stamford, Co. B,
28th Conn., after the trying summer of 1863, on the Miss-
issippi, died soon after his regiment started homewards. His
remains were interred on the Arkansas shore, just before
sunset, Aug. 10, 1863.
EMMET M. HOYT, 3d Md., died probably at Little Wash-
ington, Va. He was an orphan at the opening of the war,
son of Emmet, and grandson of Dea. Calvin Hoyt, with
whom he was living. He was an amiable and excellent
young man, with fine gifts of mind as well as heart.
Jonx E. HOYT, son of John, of Norwalk, Co. A, 28th
Conn, died after four weeks sickness at Pensacola, Fla,,
Sunday, Feb 22, 1863. His remains were buried in the old
Spanish cemetery in the center of Pensacola, with a soldier's
head board to mark the grave. After the war they were
disinterred and removed to the family lot in Norwalk.
SAMUEL B. HOYT, son of Benjamin Hoyt, Co. G, l()th
Conn., after a brief service he found his lungs diseased and
was discharged Oct. 21, 1861. He reached home and died
Nov. 2d, of quick consumption, leaving a wife and four
SETH II. HOYT, son of Ezra Hoyt, Co. B, 28th Conn., was
wounded at Port Hudson, June 14, 1803, and sent to the
Baton liouge Hospital on the 20th. He left a wife and tw r o
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HENRY W. HOYT, son of John M. Hoyt, Co. D., 6th Conn.,
for more than a year served as a faithful soldier. In the
sharp engagement at Pocotaligo, Oct. 22, 1862, he was
wounded by a grape shot which shattered his ankle badly.
He had been one of the foremost in the fight, cheerful,
courageous, and more thoughtful for others than himself.
On receiving the wound which was to prove mortal, he was
taken on to a litter and carried back from the front.
Though in intense agony, as he passed his company with
their faces still set against the enemy, his zeal for the cause
for which he had been struck down overcame his agony,
and with a hero's benediction in his looks of mortal paleness
lie left with them, also, the benediction of his prayer, " God be
with you, boys." His limb was taken off, though too late to
save his life. He was taken to Hilton Head. After linger-
ing in great pain he died October 30th, and was buried in
the lot selected for the soldiers' cemetery.
THOMAS S. INGERSOL, son of Alexander and Caroline In-
gersol, was born in Stamford, Dec. 22, 1834. He entered
the service of the Government in the war from a sense of
duty, and 'never shrank from any hardship or exposure to
which it called, until his health gave way and he was
obliged to yield. At Roanoke he took a severe cold which
settled upon his lungs from which he never recovered. He
was greatly benefitted by the season spent in Florida with
his company, and on returning Northward again into active
service, unable to enter the ranks, he took the duty of
teamster, in which service he remained to the close of the
war. On returning home he found himself utterly broken
down. His voice failed, and the disease which had been
fastening itself on his lungs, at length triumphed. After a
lingering illness, this exemplary citizen and good soldier
made the last sacrifice he could make for his country, in the
gift of his own life. He died at the homestead of the family,
Oct. 24, 1866, and his remains lie in the family burying
ground in the neighborhood of his home.
CIIAELES JENNINGS, Co. B, 28th Conn., was in hospital at
Memphis, from Aug. 13, 1863, and died leaving a wife and
a daughter who soon died. His widow re-married and now
lives in Norwalk.
EDWIN B. JESSUP, Co. B, ITth Conn., was taken with the
typhoid fever at Brooks' Station, Va., of which he died,
March 2, 1863. His funeral was attended in Stamford,
March 21st, by Rev. Mr. Francis, and his remains interred
in the Northfield burying lot.
BENJAMIN JONES, Co. H, 13th Conn., enlisted, Jan. 8.
1862, and died, April 8, 1862.
JOSEPH JONES, Co. D, 6th Conn., was slightly injured on
Morris Island, and was mortally wounded before Petersburg
where he died, June 9, 1864. He was a good soldier.
IRA D. JONES, Co. B, 6th Conn., was wounded at Fort
Wagner, July 18, 1863, by a shot which entering the knee
as it was bent, passed up into the femur, following the
center of the bone about five inches, before its force was
spent. Tt was found only after amputation of the limb.
Pie lingered in gr( at pain until his death. July 29th. His
remains in the Fall following were brought to Stamford and
deposited in the family lot at High Ridge. His father,
Thaddeus Jones, has for several yeais lived in the Borough.
TIIEKON I?. JrNE, Co. G, 6th Conn., son of Win. and Eliza
June, entering the service near the close of the war com-
mended himself by his fidelity and was appointed corporal,
Dec. 19. 1864, even in a veteran corps. On Feb. 29, 1865,
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after chasing a rebel force through Wilmington, N. C., out
to the N. E. Ferry, while at his evening meal, he was
wounded by a shot from a sharpshooter. He was taken to
the hospital in Baltimore, where he died, March 20, 1865,
in the 18th year of his age.
FRANCIS R. LEEDS, Co. A, 10th Conn. See Stamford
History, p. 401.
When his company left, early in Sept., 1862, to enter the
Department of the Gulf, under Gen. Banks, Mr. Leeds was
suffering from a typhoid fever, contracted during a previous
visit to the South and West. As soon as he felt that his
strength would bear it, he left to join his company. He
reached them at Pensacola, Fla., on the 1st of Feb., 1863 ;
and was soon struck down with a sudden and fatal attack
of dysentery. His death occurred, Feb. 17, 1863. His
remains were forwarded to Stamford, where they were in-
terred in the new Woodland Cemetery. His funeral was
attended from St. John's church, on Sunday, March 9th,
when the sermon was preached by the Rector, Rev. Walter
Mitchell. His testimony to the noble character of captain
Leeds is full and explicit.
" When the young soldier went forth from us, it was in
the full knowledge that he had taken his life in his hands,
that he might be called upon at any moment to render it
up. So far as it is permitted us to judge of human acts, it
was not for himself that he went, it was no selfish ambition,
but the holy conviction of duty under which he moved.
And what more especially led him to the place so fatal to
him, was his sense of responsibility to those who had trusted
themselves to his guidance. Death, before failure of duty,
was his choice. Others before self, responsibility before
enjoyment, was the principle of his life."
Similar to this testimony was that of the Stamford Advo-
cate, in its editorial notice of the funeral.
" It is long since this community has been visited by a
loss so widely mourned. There was first to those entirely
strangers to him the natural feeling of sorrow for one cut
off in maintaining the great and holy cause of restoring the
violated authority of the law. And when those came to
learn from every lip, how gallant, how well-beloved and
worthy of his post was the young commander, it would be
with deepest regret that such an one should be taken when
our country has so pressing a use for all her best and bravest.
" But the sympathy of strangers was nothing to the sor-
row which has touched so very nearly the hearts of his many
friends. More than any young man of his age and stand-
ing, captain Leeds had endeared himself to all classes of our
citizens. In his business life as cashier of the Stamford
Bank, his rare courtesy, his manliness, his tried integrity
had won for him love and respect such as any one might
CETAKLES W. LITCIIFIKLD, Co. A, 28th Conn. With con-
siderable musical talent, he was a source of much entertain-
ment for his comrades. After the war, lie became partially
deranged and died in Boston, Mass.
ANDREW J. LOCKWOOD, Co. A, 28th Conn., son of Sher-
man Lockwood, died from the fever of the locality, at
Memphis, on the Mississippi, Sept. 19, 18(53, leaving a family
to mourn his untimely loss.
JAMES L. LOCKWOOD, brother of the above, Co. D, 6th
Conn., saw much hard lighting, and incurred several serious
risks. While on Morris Island, in one of the sharp engage-
ments before Wagner, the plate of his belt was bent up, and
he was sent rolling down a^ steep bank, without serious
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harm. In that engagement, near Bermuda Hundred, when
his captain and so many of his comrades were captured he,
also, was taken prisoner, and sent South. Death came to
his relief at Andersonville, one of his comrades, Geo. E.
Searles, being with him when he died.
SHERMAN D. LOCKWOOD, brother of the above, making
three sons of Sherman Lockwood, who volunteered for the
service, enlisted with his brother Andrew into Co. A, 28th
Conn. Falling a prey to the fever of the Mississippi Valley,
he was left at the hospital at Memphis, Aug. 13th, and died
there, Sept. 9, 1863.
JOSEPH L. LOCKWOOD, 141st Penn. Infantry, a native of
the town and son of the late Captain Edmund Lockwood, of
Leroyville, Penn. His death occurred at Falmouth, Va.,
April 3, 1863, at twenty-four years of age. He is remem-
bered here as an intelligent and sprightly youth and a
worthy young man. His colonel paid him this high tribute :
" His death is a most serious loss to his company and regi-
ment. He was a most courteous gentleman and extremely
active and efficient in the performance of his duty."
BANKS LOUNSBURY, Co. I, 2d Heavy Artillery, died Feb.
23, 1864, as the " Catalogue of the Connecticut Volunteer
Force" testifies. He lived in Banksville, just off the extreme
north-west corner of the town.
WILLIAM LOWA, Co. D, 6th Conn., was one of our first to
fall in the desperate assault on Fort Wagner, July 18, 1863.
He left a wife and children here. One of the children has
been provided for at Fitch's Home in Darien.
HENRY LOWER, Co. A, 28th Conn., one of the three sons
of Joseph Lower, who volunteered. He was sick in hospital
at Baton Rouge, and~is~reported in the " Catalogue of the
Connecticut Volunteer Force,'' as honorably discharged,
Aug. 28, 1863. He was taken to New Orleans and put on
board a transport with other invalid soldiers to be taken
home, and has not since been heard from.
MURRAY MACREA, Co. B, 17th Conn., a ward of Thomas
S. Hall, entered earnestly into the service and had a good
record. With so many others of his company he was cap-
tured, May 19, 1864, and sent to Andersonville. On the
approach of Sherman he was sent to Florence where he
perished, a martyr to the Union cause, Jan. 1, 1865, but not
before he had received a medal for meritorious service in the
HUGH MAIIAN, Co. B, 17th Conn., was killed on the
sharply contested field of Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863,
leaving here a family.
JOHN II. MCDONALD, brother of Mrs. II. B. Lum, enlisted
in the 82d N. Y. Volunteers for three months. He then
re-enlisted for three years and was promoted orderly ser-
geant. He was wounded at Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862, and
promoted 1st lieutenant for gallant service. lie led his
company in the fearful conflict of Gettysburg, arid on the
third day of the fighting, July 3, 1S63, he fell on the battle
field. His remains were afterwards brought to Stamford,
and now lie in the Woodland Cemetery here. His brother
Oliver was also in the service for more than three years, in
one of the Pennsylvania regiments.
GEOKGE A. MEAD, sergeant, Co. A, 28th Conn., had stood
the nine months campaign, and returned to his family hoping
soon to recruit his well nigh exhausted strength. Within a
few days he was taken down with a malignant fever, and
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after a week's sickness, died, Sept. 6, 1863. He left a wife
and a little daughter who did not long survive her father.
His funeral was attended at St. John's by Rev. Mr. Mitchell
and this son and excellent soldier of the town now lies
beneath a monument placed over him by captain Wm.
HIBBARD MEAD, Co. H, 28th Conn., son of Reuben, died
on the way home, at half past nine o'clock, A. M., Aug. 13,
1863, instead of the 10th, as the Adjutant's Catalogue
reports it, and was buried the same day at Memphis.
CHAS. W. MILLER, a native of the town and son of Seth Mil-
ler. Though strongly attached to home, on the earnest call of
the Government he enlisted into Co. B, 28th Conn. When the
regiment left for home, after its nine months service, he was
too feeble to accompany them, and he continued to decline
until his death, Sept. 3, 1863, at Mound City. His remains
were taken to Stamford, where they were interred, Sept. 6,
1863, from the Baptist church, of which lie was a member.
His memorial tablet is now on the walls of the Baptist
Sunday School room, and his remains in the burying lot on
Korthfield street. He left a wife and four children to mourn
his death, thus in the prime of his manhood. Their chief
comfort was that he had nobly earned the title of Christian
hero, and had gone to his triumph.
JOHN A. MILES, Co. D, 6th Conn. He was missed after
the fighting of July 19, 1863, on Morris Island ; and was
afterwards reported in Andersonville ; where he is supposed
to have perished. He left a wife and two children. The
children were in Fitch's Home in Darien, where the
daughter died, Feb. 26, 1868.
WM. H. MONROE, Co. H, 1st Conn. Artillery, is reported
as having died, May. 16, 1864.
THOMAS W. MOLLET, Co. A, 28th Conn., son of John
Mollet, of Stamford, and a young man of much promise.
He was wounded at Port Hudson, and died in the Baton
Rouge hopital, July 15, 1863.
WILLIAM A. MOREHOUSE, Co. D, 6th Conn., was a son of
Mrs. John Bing by a former husband. He was killed at the
assault on Fort Wagner, July 18, 1863.
CHARLES E. MORRELL, Co. B, 17th Conn., was son of
Charles Morrell. He died at Beaufort, N. C., Oct. 3, 1863,
in the thirty-first year of his age, leaving a wife and three
children. The children have been provided for, a portion of
the time since his death at Fitch's Home in Darien.
THEODORE NICHOLS, 6th N. Y. Cavalry, was son of Epen-
etus W. Nichols, and one of the four brothers furnished by
that family for the war. He was shot by a sharpshooter,
while pursuing with his regiment the fugitive Early up the
SAMUEL S. OSBORN, Co. II, 17th Conn., son of Samuel.
After re-enlisting in the 2d Heavy Artillery, he was wounded
at the severe fighting of Cold Harbor, June 1, 1864. He
was sent to Washington, I). C., and thence to McDougal
hospital, Fort Schuyler, N. Y. When too late to save him,
his right leg was amputated, after which he suddenly sank,
and died June 30, 1864. His funeral was attended by Rev.
L. W. Bacon at the Congregational church, July 3d, and
his remains lie in the family lot in Woodland Cemetery.
He left no family, his wife having died before his re-enlist-
ment. He died at forty-five years of age, leaving the record
of a good soldier. His last last words were those of a joy-
ful christian, ifc I am almost home."
DAVID C. PALMER, Co. A, 6th Conn., son of James 11.
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Palmer, of North Salem, N. Y. On the breaking out of the
war he had been living here about ten years. At Fort
Wagner he was taken prisoner, and held as such in the
prison at Columbia and Belle Isle. After being paroled he
was taken on to Baltimore, where, being utterly exhausted,
he died in the hospital, April 27, 1864. His remains were
taken to Norwalk, the former residence of his wife, and
interred in the family lot. His widow is still living in
REUBEN PEATT, Co. G, 10th Conn., son of Reuben. After
re-enlisting as veteran, he was sent to the hospital at Fortress
Monroe, where he died.
WILLIAM L. PEATT, brother of Reuben, Co. D, 6th Conn.
After his re-enlistment as veteran, he was shot through the
body, May 16, 1864, at Bermuda Hundred, and never more
heard from. The adjutant's report for 1865, gives his name
THEODORE H. PECK, son of Frederick Peck, Co. A, 28th
Conn. During the campaign on the Mississippi river, he
was taken down with fever. He was able to reach home,
where he gradually declined until his death, Nov. 4, 1863,
aged twenty-seven years. His funeral was attended from
the Congregational church, of whose choir he had been a
member. He had the rare gift of a heavy musical bass
voice, and he used it often with happiest effects to relieve
the tedium of camp life. It woke many a remembrance
among his comrades of the dear old songs they had been
wont to hear at home.
GABRIEL W. PLATT, son of John Platt, Co. A, 28th Conn.
From N. W. Hoyt's Diary I learn that he was sent to the
hospital at Port Hudson, Jan. 15, 1863, with dysentery, and
died there on the 28th. His remains were interred in a
ravine in the vicinity beneath " the tall magnolia trees of
Port Hudson." He left a family of three children.
PATSY PICKER, son of Michael, Co. D, 6th Conn., died of
fever, Oct. 5, 1863, at Hilton Head, where he was buried.
He was only about seventeen years of age.
JOSEPH WILLAED POTTS, Co. B, 17th Conn., was killed at
Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863.
JAMES A. POTTS, Co. D, 6th Conn., taken prisoner near
Bermuda Hundred, and sent South with so many of his
comrades to the severe doom of a rebel prison life. After
his release, he was sent to Hilton Head where his exhausted
strength gave out. and death came to his relief.";
ALBERT M. POWELL, a native of Maryland ; graduated at
the U. S. Military Academy at "West Point in 1860, and
assigned to Co. H, 31st U. S. Inf. At the opening of the war
he was promoted 1st Lieut, in the 13th IT. S. Inf., and Capt.
Oct. 24, 1861. He was transferred to the command of a
battery in the 1st Missouri Volunteer artillery, and for meri-
torious service promoted lieutenant-colonel arid chief of
artillery in the 17th Army Corps. Here he "distinguished
himself in several of the brilliant operations of the Western
He married in Stamford, March 15, 1866, Julia, only
daughter of N. E. Adams, Esq. He was soon ordered to
Fort Stevenson, Dacota Territory, to defend our frontier
against the Indians, to which post his wife accompanied him,
remaining here until the spring of 1868, when, with her
little one she left him, to spend the summer with her friends
at the East. Soon the s;id news followed of his sudden
death. He had fallen from his horse, June 5, 1868, and
received a fatal wound upon the head. He lingered, how-
ever, in an unconscious state until the 10th, when death
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released him. Of his death, Gen. R. de Trobriand, officially
makes this report : " A serious loss to the army, and will be
especially felt among his comrades and associates both in
the volunteer and regular service, who could better appre-
ciate his merits as an officer, and his refined qualities as a
His remains were brought to Stamford and buried from
the Congregational church, Aug. 23, 1868, in Woodland
Cemetery. His widow and infant daughter are now residing
CHARLES E. PROVOST, Co. D, 6th Conn., was captured at
Deep Run, and sent to Andersonville. After six months
imprisonment he was released in a starving condition, and
reached the hospital at Annapolis, Md., where three days
later, death put an end to his sufferings. An excellent
CHARLES ROSBOROUGH, Co. A, 28th Conn., son of George and
Honora Rosborough, was wounded at Port Hudson, June 14,
1863, by a ball which reached his heart, but without killing
him. In attempting to escape from guerillas, while on his way
to the hospital, at Baton Rouge, he was attacked by a sudden
and fatal hemorrhage and died at the hospital July 11, 1863,
at the age of twenty-four years. He left behind him the
memory of a genial, generous-hearted young man, and his
war record was that of a good soldier and a patriot citizen .
THEODORE C. SCOFIELD, Co. K, 6th Conn., died July 31,
WILLIAM ELLSWORTH SCOFIELD, son of Wm. Scofield, died
in Memphis, Tenn., May 17, 1863, aged twenty-two years
and three months. He had wished to enter the service while
at home, but was dissuaded from doing so because of his
physical inability. On a visit to his relations in Illinois, he
could not resist the call made upon him, and entered the
74th 111. regiment. He was for meritorious conduct, made
orderly sergeant. He was a noble young man, and a coura-
geous soldier. He was offered a discharge on account of his
health, but refused to accept it. He continued to exhibit a
model of fidelity in all the routine of a soldier's duty, until
attacked by pneumonia, which proved suddenly fatal. A
memorial service was held in his honor at the Congregational
church of his native town, June 14, 1863.
GILBERT SCOFIKLD, Co. A, 28th Conn., son of Seth Scofield,
was taken with the fever while on the Mississippi, and was
obliged to stop on the way home with the regiment, Aug.
18, 1863, at Cleveland, where he died on the 25th of the
LEWIS B. SCOFIELD, Co. B, 28th Conn., son of James B.
Scofield, was taken sick with fever at Brashear City, on the
Mississippi, and sent to the hospital at New Orleans, where
he died Juno 13, 1863, at thirty years of age. lie was an
excellent young man, and went into the service for the
love he bore the Union, counting not his life dear to him, if
he might serve so good a cause. His remains were brought
home, and his funeral services were held in the Methodist
church, attended by a large number of our people. The
Tlev. Dr. Sawyer, of Xew York, officiated, and his remains
were deposited in the new Woodland Cemetery.
EDWARD M. SEELV, Co. D, 6th Conn., son of Thomas
Seely, was wounded at Fort Wagner in 1863, and taken
prisoner, Jan. 17, 1864, with so many of his comrades near
Bermuda Hundred, and sent to Anderscnville. After his
release, while on the Baltic, he died before reaching Hilton
Head, when; he was buried.
BENJAMIN O. SEARLES, Co. B, 13th Conn., son of Edwin
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G. and Maria O., went heartily into the service and made
a good soldier. He was killed in the fiery charge at Irish
Bend, April 14, 1863, in which "every soldier seemed eager
to press forward to accomplish the object before him." He
was one of the five sons furnished by this family for the
service, and it was to his credit, that he stood well in one of
the best regiments furnished by the State during the war.
GEORGE R. SEARLES, Co. A, 28th Conn., son of Ira Searles,
was attacked on the Mississippi with the local fever and sent
to the hospital at Mound City, where, after a sickness of
about two weeks, as the faithful diary of Noah W. Hoyt
testifies, he died Aug. 19, 1863.
GEORGE B. SELLECK, Co. B, 13th Conn., whose death, Sept.
29, 1862, is reported in the " Catalogue' of the Conn. Yol.
NATHAN SHERWOOD, Co. A. 28th Conn., son of Levi Sher-
wood, was another victim to the exposures of camp life on
the Mississippi. Pie was left in hospital at Algiers, May
24th, according to Is. W. Hoyt's diary, and died according
to captain Charles Brown's report, July 30, 1863, at Foil
Hudson, where he was buried. He left a family here. He
was in the twenty-eighth year of his age.
JOHN SIMMS. Co. G, 10th Conn. This excellent young
man, when the war opened, was living with G. K. Riker,
Esq., where he had won for himself a good name as a faith-
ful and trustworthy young man. The testimonials which
were given at his death are ample witnesses MS to his excel-
lent character. In the editorial which reports the funeral
services we have this estimate of the departed soldier:
"Early left an orphan, and with no near relative living,
John Simms was a self-made man. He liad none of tlie
advantages which a finished education, or high social position
gives, yet, by his manly deportment and strict integrity he
had gained the esteem and good wishes of all who knew him."
The Rev. P. S. Evans, his pastor, in the funeral sermon
which he preached Feb. 1, 1863, thus testifies :
'' Our brother first became known to me in November,
1859, at which time he joined our church by letter. From the
first he was loved and respected by all who knew him.
As a member of the church he was distinguished for manly
earnestness and childlike humility. lie was constant in his
attendance. He labored with great self-distrust, but with
scrupulous faithfulness in the Sabbath school. When, now
nearly two years since, the echo of the guns of Sumpter
sounded through the land, John Simms was one of those
who stepped to the front. He said he had but one life, but
that was at the service of his country. During that first
three months oi service none could have been more faithful
as a soldier and a Christian than he. Every one spoke well
of him. On his return he was asked if he had not seen
enough of soldiering? 'No,' said he, 'the danger is more
imminent now than then. My country calls more loudly
than before. The horrible field of Bull Run was so dis-
graceful, both to officers and men, that it must be avenged.'
After a brief respite he re-enlisted in the Tenth Conn. Here
he won golden opinions from comrades and officers. He
bore a gallant part in the battles of Roanoke Island and
Newbern. Whoever may have flinched, he did not. He
always spoke encouragingly and hopefully of the final issue.''
Mr. Simms was sent home on recruiting service, and
during his absence was promoted 2d lieutenant, when the
Sunday School of the Baptist church presented him with a
The occasion of his fatal wound, we have given us, in Mr.
Evans' sermon. " An expedition was planned against
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Kingston and Goldsboro, and the famous Tenth must share
the dangers and the glory. He was not wanting at the post
of danger, when it was the post of duty ; and during the
progress of the fight, at Kingston, Dec. 14, 1862, he received
the wound of which he has since died. It was at first
thought that the wound was slight. After lingering in un-
certainty, mingled with hope and fear for three weeks, it
became evident to all that he must die and on the llth of
Jan., 1863, he fell asleep in Jesus." His remains now lie
in our beautiful Woodland Cemetery.
Our hearts with their anguish are broken, our wet eyes are dim ;
For us is the loss and the sorrow, the TRIUMPH for him.
SYLVANUS SMITH, Co. B, 28th Conn., like so many other
of his comrades after the exposures on the Mississippi flats,
during the summer of 1863, gave out on the way home, and
was left in the hospital at Buffalo, where he died, Aug. 19,
1863, leaving here a wife and two children, of whom the
wife and one child died soon after his death.
GKOSVENOR STARR, adjutant, 7th Conn., son of Mrs. Henry
B. Starr. See " Citizen Service," p. 29. Died at Tybee
Island, March 5, 1862, after a sickness of five weeks. " Mr.
Starr was at the breaking out of the war, a student at Yale.
The idol of his classmates, who fondly watched his progress
with warm anticipations of his future success, he was dis-
tinguished both for his scholarly attainments and his social
" There is no need of many added words to tell what he
was. The one title, a Christian soldier, covers all. At the
age of fifteen, lie girded himself with that heavenly armor,
with which the soul encounters its unseen foes the vows
that he then renewed in confirmation. The emblems that
were laid upon his coffin as it was borne by his sorrowing;
classmates to be laid before the altar, when were spoken the
comforting words of the last service, were his completed
epitaph. Above his breast rested the wreath of spotless
flowers. Upon the hero's sword, the gift of his loving
classmates, was placed the cross."
The funeral of Mr. Starr was attended from St. Barth-
olomew's church New York City, and his remains lie in the
family lot in Greenwood.
ALBERT STEVENS, son of Albert Stevens of New Canaan,
on the opening of the war, promptly volunteered for the
service. He had already seen considerable service in the
Florida war. and under Gen. Scott in Mexico. Having: the
reputation of an admirable tactician, and fired with an earn-
estly loyal zeal, he was commissioned captain of Co. F, 3d
Conn. Volunteers. He served through the three months as
captain of this company, winning in this service the reputa-
tion of one of our most courageous captains; and returning
with the company was honorably discharged. He re-enlisted
into the 17th Conn, and served in the ranks, but his health
failing, he was detailed as hospital nurse. His death from
disease occurred at Hilton Head. June 18. 18(54. He left one
WM. T. STEVENS, Co. 1>, 1 Tth Conn., was injured while
felling trees for the encampment. He was sent to the hos-
pital in Washington where he had a typhoid fever. He was
afterwards sent to Fort Schuyler, where he obtained a pass
to New York City for twenty-four hours to meet his wife.
On his return he missed the boat and was therefore tardy in
reporting. He was sent to the guard house where he took
a cold, from which he never recovered. He died at Fort
Schuyler, Feb. 1, 18(53, leaving a wife to mourn over one of
the most inconsolable hardships of a soldier's fate.
14-6 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL.
HENRY STOTTLAR, son of widow Catharine Stottlar, was
born May 26, 1839. He enlisted into the Navy at the early
age of fifteen, and served before the mast on the African
coast. In 1862 he was on the U. S. Ship Onward, stationed
at Savannah. With a boat's crew he was captured in July
of that year, while on reconnoitering expedition and paroled.
While on the voyage home, on the Ship Mountaineer, from
Port Royal, on the 18th of April, 1863, he fell from the
mizzen topsail yard, struck the rail, fell overboard and was
drowned. One of his shipmates in a letter of condolence to
the afflicted mother says of him : " he was loved on ship-
board and honored on shore by all that knew him as an
honest and upright young man." He was the youngest of
the five sons of widow Stottlar, who volunteered into the
service of the Government.
GEORGE C. SWATHEL, Co. D, 6th Conn., died Sept, 22, 1864.
He was a faithful soldier of whom his comrades thus tes-
tify, in their resolutions of condolence passed the day after
his death. " We mourn him, now that he sleeps in a soldier's
grave, as one in whom the service has lost a most devoted
citizen soldier, his town and state a noble son, the cause
another martyr, and his regiment an ornament."
Mr. Swathel left a wife and three children. By the timely
provision of Benjamin Fitch, Esq., of Darien, his Orphans'
Home had just been opened, and the two sons of the deceased
soldier were well provided for, in their early orphanage. The
widow and her daughter still reside in Stamford.
JOSEPH A. SUTTON, Co. H, 28th Conn., after being honor-
ably discharged, July 28, 1863, with his regiment, was
reported as having died.
JAMES LAWRENCE TAYLOR, 5th "N". Y., Duryee's Zouaves,
son of James and Jane R. Taylor, and born in ISTew York
City, Sept. 7, 1840, was one of the earliest volunteers from
the town. And he entered the service with all his heart,
ready to dare and die if necessary. No importunity of his
friends could dissuade him. His patriot plea for their con-
sent was : " Could I he so craven as to prefer comfort with
those I love, ease and luxury at home, while others are laving
*/ ' cj
down their lives on the battlefield ?" Though 'ill, on that
fatal night when his company was ordered to prepare for the
attack on Great Bethel, he was one of the first men ready
for the march. And on the march of some twenty miles, he
was buoyant and cheerful, with his never failing words of
encouragement for his comrades, who were disposed to doubts
They approach the object of their march. Forewarned,
the rebels are strongly entrenched behind their masked
batteries. The forlorn charge is sounded and the desperate
attempt fails. Early in the movement Taylor fell from a
musket ball and was taken to the rear by his chaplain,
Winslow, and Lieut.-Col. Warren, and provided for, in a
family by the name of Dawson, about two miles from where
he had fallen. There, after a night of suffering, with no
word of complaint, yet, despite the mortal agony which was
fast conquering his young life, with words of heroic cheer
for the dear ones he had left behind, he breathed his last.
ik Tell them, I died on the battlefield, in a holy and glorious
And so, the first representative from Stamford died, on the
morning of June 11, 1801; and as its light dawned, they
buried bis remains in a field near the place of his last suffer-
ings. His comrades, his colonel and his chaplain, agree in
their affectionate testimonials to his excellent character, and
to his admirable soldierly conduct. And no one can tell the
hiss which the stricken familv felt when this dutiful son arid
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loving brother, was so suddenly stricken down. But was it
not honorable thus to die, on the same field, and in the same
engagement in which Winthrop and Greble fell ?
In June, 1865, his remains were recovered and now rest
in the family lot at Greenwood.
JOHN J. TAYLOR, Co. B, 13th Conn., died at Thibodeaux,
Feb. 17, 1864, leaving a family.
JOHN W. THORNE, Co. B, 13th Conn., is reported in the
Catalogue of the Connecticut Volunteer Force, as dying,
Sept. 6, 1863.
MARINUS W. THORNE, Co. D, 6th Conn., son of Lewis
Thorne, was reported in the Catalogue of the Connecticut
Volunteer Force, as deserting, Feb. 27, 1863. The report
was made because he was not present at roll-call after his
furlough had expired. He had left home to return, intending
to join his company at New York, then on the way to the
field again, but by some foul treatment, was disabled and
robbed in New York. When the report of his desertion was
made at Headquarters, he had already fallen a victim to the
brutal treatment he had suffered. He died at one of the
hospitals in New York, and his remains now lie among
hundreds of his fallen comrades in the Cypress Hill Ceme-
tery. His mother, now Mrs. G. S. Smith, is now living here.
WILLIAM H. TOTTEN, Co. A, 28th Conn., son of Hiram
and Hannah Totten, died at Camp Ferris, Barrancas, Fla.,
March 28, 1863, of typhoid fever. His remains were buried
in the Navy Yard cemetery on the following Sunday. He
had been sick about three weeks, and was apparently recov-
ering when the order was given to evacuate Pensacola. The
removal to Barrancas was too much for him, the relapse
which followed, proving fatal. " He was beloved by his
company and all who knew him. He was always ready to
do his duty, whatever it might be." Noble record for the
young soldier, now dead. Every such record is an honor,
not to the name alone of those who thus suffer and die, but
to the family which has reared, and to the town which has
lent such sons for such service.
JAMES YAIL, Co. A, 28th Conn., was killed in the assault
on Port Hudson, June 14, 1863. He left a family.
GEORGE VANDERVALT, 1st Reserve Cavalry, Pa., was re-
ported as shot through the head while in the service. He
was one of the three sons of Soren Yandervalt, who were in
JACOB W. VINCENT, Co. B, 17th Conn., son of Gilbert,
was taken prisoner with so many of this company, May 19,
1864, in Florida, and sent into rebel prisons.
JAMES HENRY WALTERS, son of William and Delia (Hoyt)
Walters, was born May 5, 1831. On the opening of the
war, he offered himself as a volunteer to the Sixth Connect-
icut, but was rejected from physical disability. He went to
New York and enlisted into Co. Iv, 14th 1ST. Y. S. M., or the
84th IS". Y. Volunteers. He was wounded, Aug. 2, 1862,
and taken to the hospital at Washington, where he died,
Aug. 2, 1802. He was a member of the Methodist church
here, and left a wife and three children. Two of them, the
children by a former wife, were taken to Fitch's Home in
Daricn, where one is still well cared for. His widow is yet
living in Stamford.
WM. II. WALTON, Co. B, 28th Conn., son of Darius
Walton, was another victim of the exposures of the Missis-
sippi Y alley, lie died in the New Orleans Barracks Hos-
pital, June 16, 1863, leaving here a family. Two of his
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children have found timely care and instruction in Fitch's
Home in Darien.
JASON WARDELL, Co. A, 28th Conn., son of Henry and
Lois Wardell. He was one of the three representatives of
the town, who were killed in the unsuccessful assault made
on Port Hudson, June M, 1863. He was only twenty-two
years of age, when he thus laid himself, a victim on the altar
of his zeal for the cause which he served.
ANDREW C. WATERBURY, Co. A, 28th Conn., son of the
late Webster Waterbury, of ISTew York City. An amiable
young man and a good soldier, was taken with the measles
while in camp at Port Hudson. From a relapse, occasioned
by drinking freely of spring water, he died Aug. 2, 1863,
at twenty-two years of age.
STEPHEN R. WATERBURY, brother of the above, in the
same company, and held in like esteem bv his comrades,
died Aug. 4, 1863, of the same disease with his brother, and
from a similar relapse. Both of them were buried at Port
Hudson where they died.
JOHN WATERS, Co. C, 28th Conn., son of Stephen Waters,
died Aug. 1, 1863, leaving a family. One of his children
has been provided for at Fitch's Home, in Darien. He is
reported on the State " Catalogue of the Volunteer Force,"
as being honorably discharged Aug. 28, 1863, nearly a month
after his death.
JAMES W. WEBB, son of Xoah and R. E. Webb, born in
Feb. 18-i6, and though only sixteen years old, enlisted April
10, 1862, into Co. A, 1st Conn. Artillery. He was notice-
ably a prompt and valiant youth and a good soldier. He
shrunk from no exposure or hardship which was in the way
of duty, and earned the confidence and good will of all his
comrades in the service. lie died Aug. 8, 1862, from fever,
near Harrison Landing, on the James river, in Virginia.
The body, embalmed, was forwarded to Stamford, and at
the request which, in his thoughtfulness, he had made before
leaving home, his funeral was attended from the TTniversalist
church. His remains were the first which had been brought
back to the town, and were deposited in the receiving tomb
of the new Woodland Cemetery, until a lot should be pur-
chased for the fallen soldiers of the town.
WILLIAM O. WEBB, Co. A, 28th Conn., son of Frederick
Webb, was wounded June 14, 1863, at Port Hudson, and
was sent to the hospital at Baton Rouge, where he died, June
30, 1863. His remains were buried there. He left a family.
GEORGE W. WILMOT, Co. C, 28th Conn., son of Theodore
Wilmot. The third day after the assault on Port Hudson,
June 17, 1863, as he was going out from his rifle pit to get a
drink of water, he was shot through the heart. His remains
were buried at Port Hudson.
WILLIAM E. WHITE, captain Co. K, UOth N. Y. S. M., a
step son of the late Peter Smith, Esq., of Stamford. The
following testimonial in the official notice of his death, is
worthy a place on our record. It is addressed to Adjutant-
General L. Thomas, IT. S. Army, Washington, D. C., by
Col. William Chapman, commanding the draft rendezvous,
" It is with deep regret that I announce to you the death
of Capt. William E. White, 90th New York Volunteer
Infantry, Assistant Quartermaster at this rendezvous. He
expired at 10.30 o'clock, A. M., Feb. 4, 1865, at his board-
ing house in the city of Madison, to which place lie was
removed from camp Randall, a few days previous to his
death. Capt. White reported for duty, Nov. 30, 1864, and
was appointed Acting Assistant" Quartermaster on the 30th
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of that month, and although his constitution was much
debilitated by disease, the result of exposure in the field, he
discharged his duties in a most faithful and satisfactory man-
ner, until within a few days of his death.
" Capt. White was highly esteemed and respected for his
mild and agreeable manners, the general excellence of his
character, and his devotion to the service in which he had
volunteered." The remains of Capt. White were brought
to Stamford. His funeral was attended in St. John's Church,
Feb. 10, 1865.
GEORGE A. YOUNGS, Co. K, 8th New York artillery, died
in Calver Hospital, Washington, D. C., from disease con-
tracted in the service. His funeral was attended here, Oct.
12, 1864, in the Baptist Church. He was a young man
held in high esteem, both for his intelligence and for his
excellent social qualities.
FAMILIES REPRESENTED BY TWO OR MORE SONS.
On page 34 of our Citizen Service will be found a para-
graph giving the number of our familes which were repre-
sented in the service by three sons or more. It seemed
desirable to indicate these families and the sons thus repre-
senting them. I have therefore completed and enlarged the
list, as far as my means of information has allowed, and
have also added to that list, those families which have fur-
nished two sons for the service.
The family spoken of on page 34, as furnishing one son
and seven grandsons is that of widow Alexander Ingersoll.
Her grandsons were not all living in Stamford, though they
so worthily represented the Stamford family.
The following is the list of these families, all of whose
sons are heretofore reported on our military or naval record :
HARVEY HOBBY : Charles A., Theodore, Selah R., William,
Horace P. and Albert.
WIDOW CATHARINE STOTTLAR ; John. Jacob. Martin, Chris-
topher and Henry.
LEWIS SCOFIEI.D : James T., Geo. A., Alfred V., Lewis W.
and N/oah T.
EDWIN G. SKARLKS : John II., George E., Benjamin ().,
Henry C. and Clarence E.
E. WEBB XTCHOLS : Charles II., James II.. Theodore and
and Edward E.
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WILLIAM WALTERS : James H., Charles C., Edward H.
and John W.
MICHAEL O'NEIL : Peter, William, Michael and Henry.
JOHN FEEKS : Joseph, Geo. D., William IS", and Wright H.
JOSEPH NICHOLS : Nicholas N., John Q., Joseph and Na-
SHERMAN LOCKWOOD : A. J., S. D., and James L.
DEACON A. SCOFIELD : Walter K., George A. and John O.
J. M. HOYT : Henry W., Noah W., and John L.
JOSEPH LOWER : Lewis, Henry and John.
MRS. MARY A. BING : William A. Morehouse, E. J. and
JOSEPH BOUTON : Theodore W., William H., and Spencer.
WEBSTER WATERBURY : Andrew C., Stephen R., and
GEORGE W. ANDERSON : Joel M., Geo W., and Henry H.
LEWIS RAYMOND : Cyrus J., Stiles and Bradford.
SETH MILLER: Charles W., Theodore and John W.
EZRA R. SAUNDERS : George F., Benjamin R. and W. W.
JOHN BILLINGS : Aaron, Isaac and Adam F.
MRS. GEORGE W. TOMS : Theodore W. Swan, Alonzo P,
and George W. Toms.
SOREN VANDERVALT : George, Emanuel and John.
DEACON T. DAVENPORT : Theodore, John and James B.
JOHN FERGUSON : John D., Samuel and Walter.
CALVIN CHAMBERLAIN : Allen and George W.
BENJAMIN J. DASKAM : James W. and Eugene B.
HON. J. B. FERRIS : Samuel P. and Isidore.
THOMAS GARDNER : Horace and Lewis.
EDWIN HOYT: George and John.
ISAAC HOYT : Andrew and George.
AARON JUNE : George W. and William H.
FAMILIES REPRESENTED BY TWO OR MORE SONS. 155
DANIEL JONES : Lewis and Nahor.
STEPHEN LOUNSBURY : Henry J. and S. R.
AARON MEEKER : Lorenzo and William H.
LEWIS McDoNALD : Lewis and Robert.
GEORGE PROVOST : Andus and Charles E.
REUBEN PEATT : William S. and R. C.
WILLIAM PARKER : John and William.
SEYMOUR SEARLES : Edward and John E.
JAMES B. SCOFIELD : Geo E. and Lewis B.
H. K. SKELDING : II. T, and Thomas.
ISAAC SMITH : Charles W. and Stephen.
GEORGE W. SMITH : George G. and T. E.
SKINNER TOMS : Edgar and George.
DAVID WILMOT : H. L. and Joseph.
NOAH WEBB : Allen and James W.
JAMES WARREN : James and Joseph.
WILLIAM YOUNGS : George W. and John R.
ISAAC JONES : Cyrus D. and Isaac S.
ALEXANDER PROVOST : Charm cey and Norman.
R. W. SHUFELDT and R. W. Slmfeklt, Jr.
JOFIN R. YOUNGS and son Edward Youngs.
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Abbot, Edward M 57
Ackley, Abram C 91, 120
Adams, George 8!)
Adams, Wm. D Ill
Allis, Wells 15,42,44
Anderson, Geo W 54, 154
Anderson, Joel M 54, 154
Anderson. Henry H 92, 111, 154
Arents, Edward 54
Arnold, A. C 64
Armstrong, Richard 8&
Asia, Charles E 93
Avery, A. S 91
Avery, F. B 94, 120
Ayres, Elbert 7, 69
Ay res, Jas. R 100, 120
Ayres, S. L. P 51, 111
Badger, Geo. E 101
Bailey, E. P 85
Bailey, C. A 44
Bailey, T. L 35, 44, 88, 120
Bailey. Win. A 81
Baker, Patrick 94, 111
Ballard. Ela 44, 85
Banks, Wm. II 85
Banks, Allen 9-5
Banks, Wm 93
Barber, James 05
Barret, Isaac 77, 79, 83
Barmore, Nath'l jr.. 35. 85. 120
Bates. Frederick 54
Beardsley, Edson E 44. 09
Bedient, 'Theodore 94
Bell, Martin 91
Bell, Charles 85
Benedict. Geo 92
Bennet, N. B 25, 77. 81, 86
Beresford, Henrv 90
Betts, Charles E 98
Billings, Aaron 83, 154
Billings, Isaac 83, 154
Billings, Adam F 83, 154
Bing, Ed. J, jr 44, 54, 120, 154
Binpr, Charles ... .154
Birdsell, S. S 94
Bishop, Hanford 100
Bishop, J. E 95
Bishop, Alfred 65
Bishop, Wm. H 95
Bishop, Fred 100
Blake, Benj. G 65
Bodey, S. 1 82
Bohan, John 54, 65, 121
Botts, John H 53
Bouton, Seth S 54
Bouton, James E 98
Bout on, John E 83, 121
Bouton, Wm. C 83
Bouton, Theodore W 83, 154
Bouton, Wm. H 83, 154
Bouton. Spencer 83, 121, 154
Bouton, Saml. M 85
Bouton, Ezra C 35, 95, 121
Boyd, Andrew 35, 85. 121
Brantiugham, Chas. N 112
Brady, A. G 7,21,22,23, 68
Brewer, Wm. II 94
Brodlmrst, A. Z 73
Brown, Smith 44
Brown, George 57
Brown, Win 57
Brown, Chas. II . .7, 24, 74, 75, 77. 80
Brown, Chas. J 83
Brown. John 93. 122
Brown, George E 93
Brown, Seelev 83
STAMFORD SOLDIERS MEMORIAL.
Brown, Chas. H 107
Brown, Chas. W 107
Brown, Phineas 88, 122
Brown, Thomas L 92
Brown, Wm. H 93
Bryson, Frank 35, 54, 122
Burke, Michael 93
Burns, Dennis 54, 69
Bunten, Robert 82
Bunten, G. R 86
Bush, Harry 57
Butcher, John 86
Buttry, John 69, 122
Buttry, John D 73
Buxton, Jas. N 82
Brush, John H 107
Caliill, Timothy.'. . .' 90
Cash, Martin 69
Card, B. W 85
Card, Wm. H 89
Carey, Giles 53
Caldwell, Samuel 86, 122
Caldwell, C. W 86
Capper, Henry M 7, 44, 64
Carrigan, M 95
Carrol, John 100
Carrol, Morris 64, 94, 123
Canfield. J. H 94
Cavenough, Peter 112
Chad wick, John H 69
<" -hristison, G. B 69
Chamberlain, G. W 70, 103, 154
Chamberlain, Allen 98, 112, 154
Chaney, Wm 90
Clark, J. S 54, 123
Clark, John 55
I Clark, E. T 86,123
Clock, Geo. W 83, 123
Cline, John H 93
Conlan, James 44, 89
Conley. C. H 85
Coyne, Wm. H 55
Corris, Josepl 65
Collins, James 90
Collins, John 70
Collins, Michael 89
Cook, 1,. A 89,123
Connelly. John 90
Conklin', E. W 94
Conklin, J. L 94
Conner, Jeremiah. . . . .95
Conner, Daniel 95
Conroy, Peter 112
Comstock, David C., jr 7, 73, 102
Councel, Charles 90
Crocker, Albert W 55
Craw, Thomas 55
Crague, J. M 65
Crabb, E. S 70
Crabb, George 83
Crabb, George R 83
Crabb. W. H 86
Crissey, Andrew 86,124
Cunningham, J. B 57, 83
Curtis, Hiram 107
Daily, E. R 99, 124
Dann, Smith 83
j Daskam, E. B 79, 80, 82, 154
: Daskam, Jas. W 97, 154
j Daskam, John W 58, 124
Dayton, C. 1 44, 112
I Davenport, Jas. B 108, 154
! Davenport, John. . ..24, 102,107, 154
Davenport, Theodore, jr. . . .107, 154
Deiner Carl 57
Decker, David 112
Decker, Peter 112
, Delemater, James 112
, Dever, Cornelius 112
! Dever, Richard 112
Dever, Cornelius 88
Delcroix, Theodore. . . .14. 15,44, 88
Dixon, Alonzo 55
, Dixon, Clark 91
j Dixon, Levi 73
I Dixon, S. S 77,83
: Dinger. Isaac 57
Dillon, Daniel 113
Dillon, Richard 113
Drew, David R 113
Drew, John 55
Drewer, Charles 57
Dunham, Wm 69
; Durand, Charles 78,85,124
Ebbets, Geo. A 113
Egan, Michael 70
Ensley, 0. S 86
Eldridge, Geo. A 85
Ellis, Joseph 93
Essex, Wm 92
Evans, P. S . 7, 14, 16, 18, 19, 23, 26, 98
Farrel, James 90 Gilmore, J. D 44
Farrel, John 70 Gillespie, Wm 35, 70, 126
Farrel, Patrick 103 Gilbert, J. M 83 J
Farnold, Wm 70, 124 Gibson, Joseph 99
Farrington, A. E 83 Gibson, Joseph 2d, 113
Fagan, Wm 94 Giblin, James H 113
Ferris, Ed. A 44, 83 Glendining, Geo. W 113
Ferris. D. W 57 Grady, John 55
Ferris, W. 1 91, 125 Greaves, B. L. . .7, 59, 60, 61,62, 126
Ferris, Wm. H 65 Graham. Thomas R 70, 126
Ferris, Jas. N 83 Green. Simon 93
Ferris, A P 86 Gray, Stephen 92
Ferris, B. P 86 Gifford, E. S 109
Ferris, Isaac 86
Ferris, Isidore 113, 154 | Hay ward, F 77, 83
Ferris, Saml. P., 73, 74, 76, 81, 103. ! Hartson, G. W 35, 86, 126
154 ; Ilartman, John 70
Ferguson, John D 107, 154 j Harrison, E.O 69
Ferguson, Samuel 107, 154 Halpin, Win 57. 88
Ferguson, Walton 108, 154 Hawkins, W. H 93
Feeks, Joseph 70, 153 ! Hannagan, M 99
Feeks, Geo. D 70, 125, 153 | Hannagan, Edward. 108
Peeks, Wm. N 153 ! Hanford, George 57
Feeks. Wright H 88, 153 II an ford, John 100
Fessenden, Saml 100 Hallock, F. Wm 98
Fermin. Joseph 92 Halleck, T. M 113
Finch, Geo. W 94 | Hall, Samuel T 70
Finch, David 55 Hall, Wm. L 86
Finch. Charles E 55 I Hawley, F. M 22, 113
Finch, Geo. W 53 i Harris, Thomas S 91
Fish, G. W 99 | Harvey, John 44, 67, 09
Fitzpatrick, Patrick 70 Hnssenan, John F 55
Fit/patrick, John 70 llaight, John J 90. 57
Foster, J. G 86 Hays, Wm. L 65
Fox, Patrick 57, 125 i Hendricks, W 95
Fox, Michael 35, 70, 125 i Henry, James 94
Fox, Thomas 1 13 ' Ileiser, George 70
Freeman. Daniel 55, 125 i Heiser, Martin 70
French, B. T 113 Hennesey. Patrick 70
Francis, Rev. E 32, 99 : Hicks, Harrison 84
Fryermuth, P 35, H6, 125 : Hobby, Charles A. 23, 42, 67, 68, 153
Fuller, P. C 101, 126 i Hobby, Theodore 113, 153
| Hobby. Horace P 49,53. 128, 153
Gay, Eugene 57 j Hobby, William 44, 128, 153
Ganuug. Stephen 57 , Hobby, Selah H 69, 153
Gagan, John 86. 113 ! Hobby, Albert 113, 153
Gardiner, Horace 98, 154 ] lolly", A. J 83
Gardiner, Lewis 98. 154 Holly, J. M 113
Gardner, Lewis 113 Holly, II. S 86
Gardner, Joseph 113 Holly, Henry II 97
*Gaylor, C. H 113 Holly, Pierri- R 101
'Misprinted Taylor. HollV, Francis M KM
STAMFORD SOLDIERS MEMORIAL.
Holly, Charles H 107
Holmes, Charles P 107
Holmes, Joseph 129
Holmes, Samuel H 107
Holton, John A 89
Hood, Joseph 93
Hoovey, Joseph 57
Hounslow, Roper 48, 55
Hounslow, Eli 70
Hoyt, George 73, 154
Hoyt, John 98, 154
Hoyt, J. E 83, 129
Hoyt, I. F 86
Hoyt, S. H 35, 86, 129
Hoyt, Samuel B 64, 129
Hoyt, Lyman 86
Hoyt, Emmet M 101, 129
Hoyt, Andrew 35, 86, 129, 154
Hoyt, George 55, 154
Hoyt, H. W 55, 130, 154
Hoyt, Noah W 83, 154
Hoyt, John L 55, 103, 154
Hoyt, Edgar 7, 68
Hoyt, Joseph N 70
Hoyt, Lorenzo L 35, 71
Hoyt, Frank 107
Hoyt, Oliver 107
Hoyt, Samuel B 107
Hoyt, Charles W 107
Hudson, George 113
Jones, Francis H 88
Jones, Benjamin 91, 131
Jones, William P 7, 14, 19, 103
Jones, I. D 54, 131
Jones, James 55
Jones, Joseph 55, 131
Jones, B. H 91
Jones. C. D.,24, 25,26, 76, 80,85,107
Jones, Isaac S 107, 155
Jones, Lewis 85, 154
Jones, Nahor 86, 154
Jones, F. A.
Johnson, David ............
Johnson, William ..........
Johnson, Samuel H ............ 113
J une, Jacob .................... 94
June, John L ................... 71
June, William H ........... 86, 154
June. G. W ................ 87,154
June, Theron B ............ 58. 131
June, Elberc .................. 107
Kane, Martin .................. 114
Kapf, Frederick ................ 58
Keeler, Philip B
Keeler, Smith O ............... 64
Keegau, James ................ 101
Kelly, John 44
Hurd, Peter. . 101 j Kelly, John 2d 44, 71
Hunter. Jelm 57 ! Kelly, Patrick 95
Hull, John 58 Kennedy, Daniel 71, 114
Husted, Alfred N 64 Kennedy, Dennis 114
Hurlbutt, Lewis R 107
Inness, W. H 54
Ingersoll, T. S 64, 130
Ingersoll, Samuel C 101
Ir\ T ing, Thomas
Jackson, Henry 58
Jackson, W. H 71
Jackson, Henry R .
Kent, George W 55
Kenuaday, Edward .
Ketcham John . . 114
Kirk, Warren .
King, William H 85
Kiley, John 114
Knapp, R. S 64
Knapp, James K 91
Knapp, Theodore 84
Knapp, Charles W 7, 87
Knapp, C. W
Jennings, Charles 35,87, 131 | Kreig, Jacob 14, 71
Jeruian, James H 55 j Kreig, C. II 44
Jessup, John D 84 j Krollpheiffer, E 98
Jessup, E B 69,131 |
Jimraerson, H. F 77, 84 | Lapham, H. H 114
Jones, Andrew T 63 i Lattan, Abram 93
Lasher, Oscar 98
Lawrence, Zopbar 114
Lawrence, E. B 85
Lawler, John 58
Lawler, Thomas 89
Leonard, John 1 14
Lee, Ilenrv 114
Leeds, F. R 23, 24, 26, 81, 132
Lever, Philip 24, 44, 80, 82
Leeds, Edward F 107
Lind, James 94
Lilley, John 89, 91
Lincoln, George W 71
Litehfield, Charles W 84, 132
Lloyd, George 114
Lower, Lewis 55, 154
Lower, Henry 84, 134, 154
Lower, John 77, 79, 84, 154
Lowe, Frederick 87
Lowa, William 54, 134
Lounsbury, II. 1 44, 69, 155
Lounsbury, S. R 64, 155
Lounsbury, Banks 94, 134
Lord, George 54
Lowney, Thomas 87
Lock wood, George E 64
Lock wood, Charles H 54
Lock wood, A L 114
Lock wood, Samuel 2d 87
Lock wood, Charles M 53
Lock wood, E. C 91
Lockwood. E. A 91
Lock wood. A. J 55, 84, 134, 104
Lockwood, S. D 35, 84, 134, 154
Lockwood. James L 55, 133, 154
Lockwood, Samuel R 87
Lockwood, William H 87
Lockwood, George 98
Lockwood, Joseph S 101, 184
Luin William B 114
Lyiion, James 64
Loeschegk, Otto 117
Mucrea, Murrny II 69, 135
Munuahun. M 114
Manning, John 104
Mahan, Hugh 35, 75, 135
Marlin. Richard 71
McDonald, J. II 99, 135
McDonald, William 98
McDonald, Lewis 71, 155
McDonald, Robert 55, 155
McCarty, James 100
McClellan, J. A 95
McCormick, A 94
McGee, James 54
McQueon, Frank 90
McKeon, Patrick 114
Mead, George A . .35, 77, 79, 82, 135
Mead, Hanlord 77, 84
Mead, Hibbard 89, 136
Meeker, William H 53, 155
Meeker, Lorenzo 7, 11, 14, 16, 46, .10
Meeker, George H 71 88
Mitchell, Robert 92
Miller, Anthony 96
Miller, A. E 114
Miller, Theodore. .14, 15, 44, 63, 99,
Miller, Charles W. . .35, 87, 136, 154
Miller, John W 99, 154
Miller, C. E 88
Miller, R. S 108
Minor John C 102
Minor, William T 19, 21, 22
Miles, John A 35, 55, 130
Moor, Richard 96
Morgan, Michael 55
Morgan, Alonzo S 82
Morehouse, W. A 56, 137, 154
Morann, James 58
Morris, James 58
Morrison, S. C 73
Moger, Aaron J 65
! Morrell, C. E 35, 71, 137
jMollett, T. W 84, 137
I Monroe, William II 94, 136
Mulholland, J 94
! Myers, Richard 92
Murphy, Michael 44
I Newman, Charles 58
j Newman, J. M 114
j Newell, John B 65
Nellis, William 92
Nichols, Watson B 96
Nichols, N. N 64, 154
Nichols, Joseph 64, 154
Nichols, N. II 88, 154
Nichols, Charles H 50, 51, 52.153
Nichols, John Q 64, 154
Nichols, James II 85, 153
Nichols, Theodore 97, 137, 153
STAMFORD SOLDIERS MEMORIAL.
Nichols, Edward F 44, 114, 153
Northrop, Silas 56
Northrop, Corvus 90
Nodyne, Thomas 87
Norman, Ebenezer 90
Nolan, William 98
Nugent, E. G 64
Oakes, William C 58
O'Brien, Thomas 35, 89
O'Brien Frank 56
O'Brien, John 94
Oldrin, Edward 99
O'Neil, Michael 96, 154
O'Neil, Peter 96, 154
*ONeil, William 114, 154
| O'Neil Henry: 104, 154
O'Reily, Jeremiah 93
Osborn, S. S 73, 94. 137
Olmstead, James H 107
Paight, Joseph 44, 78, 88
Packet, Henry 96
Palmer, David C 58, 137
Palmer, C. H 99
Palmei, E. E 87
Palmer Nathan 90
Parker, A. L 84
Parker, John 98, 155
Parker, William 98, 155
Parks, Rev. J. H 102
Parketon, Lewis' 71
Payne, E. T 92
Peatt, William S 56, 138
Peatt, Reuben 65, 138
Peck, T. H 84,138
Peck, Alonzo 95
Pender, J. W 58
Pember, Joseph L 92
Phyfe, S. M 99
Potts, James A 56, 139
Potts, Joseph W 71, 139
Potts, George H 94
Poinsett, P 90
Powell, Albert M 104, 139
Powell, William 98
Picker, Patsey 56, 139
Picker, Thomas of
Pinkham.J. D 94
Pierson, Richard 101
Platt, G. W 35,82, 138
Pratt, G. H 90
Pratt, Edgar L 56
Provoet, Norman 49, 53, 155
Provost, Chauncey 108, 155
Provost, Chas. E 54, 140, 155
Provost, Andrus 56, 155
Provost, Lewis 84
Quigley, E. H 71
Quintard, E. A 99
Rairden, P 94
Rankin, Peter 114
Randall, Daniel 87
Rambo, S. S 65
Rafferty, J 84
Raymond, Bradford 99, 154
Raymond, Cyrus J 84, 154
Raymond, Stiles 77, 82, 154
Reynolds, W. H 54
Repke, John 71
Riley, JohnT 102
Rooney, Peter 15, 45
Rockwell, Henry 81, 104
Rosborough, C. A. . . .77, 79, 84, 140
Roscoe, Henry H 87
Romer, William H 97
Rowan, J. H 114
Rusher, C. J 87
Raeburn, Alexander 108
Rosborough, John 108
Saunders, B. R 100, 154
Saunders, W. W 77, 87, 154
Saunders, Geo. E 87, 154
Scofield, James T 45, 72, 153
Scofield, Geo. A 45, 69, 153
Scofield, Alfred V 69, 153
Scofield, Lewis W 69, 153
Scofield, Noah T 87, 153
Scofield, W. K 115, 154
Scofield, Geo. A 114, 154
Scofield, John O 114, 154
Scofield, George E 87, 155
Scofield, Lewis B 87, 144, 155
Scofield, TC 58,140
Scofield, Henry 56
Scofield, Smith 56. 77
Scofield, D. C 85
Scofield, S. S 87
Scofield, D.H 44,97
Scofield, Win 87
Scofield, J. E ................... 87
Scofield, Sam! .................. 72
Scofield, A. P ................... 88
Scofield, Charles ................ 98
Scofield. Ch.M... -.108
Scofield, Wm. E 101, 140
Bcofield, James 104
Scofield, Leroy 108
Scofield, Saml 72
Scofield, Gilbert 84, 141
Scofieid, A. W 82
Scofield, Geo. E 84
Scofield, S. L 84
Scofield, Andrew 84
Scofield, Smith 84
Scofield, Loomis 84
Scofield, Wm.H 72
Scofield, Robert B 107
Scriber, Thomas 47, 54
Searles, John H 100, 153
Searles, Ggo. E 56, 153
Searles, Benj. O 91, 141, 153
Searles, Henry C 91, 100, 153
Smith, Chas. L 87
Smith, Sylvanus 35, 65, 87, 144
Smith, Edwin L 72
Smith, S. S 82
Smith, Stephen 84, 155
Smith, Chas. W ............ 96, 155
Smith, John H .................. 93
Smith, Wm. W
Smith, Edwin L ............... 104
Smith, Henry V ................ 95
Smith, Chas. J ................. 108
Smith, James ................. 107
Sniffin, Irving L ................ 56
Sniffin, James ................. 115
Sni vely, David .................. 93
Snyder, O. E .................... 56
Sparks, John S .................. 56
Stanley, Thomas ............... 87
Steinert, Henry ................ 115
Steinert, George ................ 72
Staples, S. C ................... 102
Starr, Henry .................... 93
Starr, Eli ...................... 94
Searles, Clarence E 58, 153
Searles, Edward 50, 155
Searles, John Ennis 91, 155
Searles, Geo. R 84. 142 Stevens, Clark 115
Searles, Geo H 91 Stevens, M. J 88
Searles, Mortimer 72 Stevens, Hennel 102
Starr, Grosvenor 89, 144
Stevens Albert. . .40, 43, 44, 72, 145
Stevens, Alon/o 108
Seaman, Albert 96
Seely. E. M 56, 141
Selleck, Hobby 115
Selleck, George B 91, 142
Selleck, Benjamin 94
Selleck, A. S 77,84
Sherwood, Henry A
Sherwood, Nathan 84, 142
Sherwood, Aaron J 05
Sherwood, John 65
St-ower, Fred 99, 115
Shuieldt, R. W 115, 155
Shuieldt, R. W., jr. .
Stevens, Wm. T 72, 145
Stevens, Wm.H 88
Stevens, Chauncey 95
Still, F. L " 45, 58, 104
Stottlar, John 48, 49, 51, 53, 153
Stottlar, Jacob 72, 153
Stottlar, Martin 47, 49, 53, 153
Stottlar, Christopher 69, 153
Stottlar, Henry .
Stockton, J. W 73
Straut, J. R 95
Stark, Andrew 107
St. John, John 107
Sutton, Joseph A 89, 140
Sullivan,. John 99
Swan, Theodore W 45, 154
Simms, John 26, 45, 01, 03, 143
Simpson. Peter 90
Skiddy, Wm. W 107
Skeldiug, H. T 115, 155 j Swathel, George C 35, 56, 140
Skeldiny, Thomas 'JO, 155 i Swertcope, J. V 77, 79, 84
Slater, John 87 I Swartwout, Robert 107
Sloan, W. M 104 ; Swartwont, Satterlee 107
Smalart, John 72
Smith. G. G 58, 155 \ Tanner, Abel 85
Smith. T. F 58, 155 ' Tavlor, Nehemiah 58
STAMFORD SOLDIERS 3 MEMORIAL.
Taylor, Chas. H 113
Taylor, George W 90
Taylor, John J 35, 91, 148
Taylor, Wm. S 84
Taylor, Wm 85
Taylor, James L 96, 146
Thome, M. W 56, 148
Thorne, John W 91, 148
Thompson, Chas. E 108
Timson, B. S 58
Toms, A. P 45, 154
Toms, Geo. W 97, 154
Toms, Edgar 98, 155
Toms, George 98, 155
Tonar, Barney 56
Townsend, 45, 58
Toepfer, J. A 56
Totten, W.H 84,148
Totten, Hiram 98
Todd, G. W 84
Todd, C. J 115
Trechardt, John 58
Treadwell, C. E 93
Trowbridge, Wm. H 7 ,P2
Tucker, Henry 65
Tucker, S. L 65
Vail, James 35, 79, 82, 144
Vanderhoff, Jacob 44, 72
Vandervalt, Geo 101, 149, 154
Vandervalt, E 72, 154
Vandervalt, John 47, 53, 154
Vandivere, George 92
Vernal, J. H 44,89
Vernal, O. W 56
Vincent, J. W 72, 149
Vinton, D. H 105
Void, Joseph 72
Walters, James Henry. .81, 149, 154
Walters, Charles Conklin. . . .56, 154
Walters, Edward H 56, 154
Walters, John Wesley 72, 154
Walter, Andrew 115
Waters, Jacob 82
Waters, John 35, 88, 150
Walton, Wm. H 35, 88, 149
Walton, Josiah 93
Walsh, M. M 96
Waring, Wm. H 88
Ward, J. D 57
Wardwell, Chas. W 7, 33, 107
Wardell, J 77, 78, 85, 150
Warner, F. R 76, 81, 82, 98
Warren, Geo. L 107
Warren, James C 99, 155
Warren, Joseph R 97, 155
Waterbury, C. W 88
Waterbury, Philip 88
Waterbury, Geo. P 107
Waterbury, Marcus 23, 44, 68
Waterbury, Saml 58
Waterbury, A. C 85, 150, 154
Waterbury, S. R 85, 150, 154
Waterbury, J. W 116, 154
Waterbury, Geo. A 79, 85
Waugh, Dwight 107
Weed, Charles 85
Weed, Charles L 85
Weed, Alexander 26, 82
Weed, Alexander H 107
Weed, Geonre W 73, 99
Weed, Levi St. John 73
Weed, John E 99
Weed, George 43, 45, 72
Weed, Chas. H 57
Weed, James -116
Weed, John P 91
Webb,J. E 45
Webb, W. O 35, 82, 151
Webb, Allen 89, 95, 155
Webb, Jas. W 93, 150, 155
Welch, T. M 89
Welch, James 116
Welch, J. W 95
Wessels, A. L 85
White, W. E 99, 151
Weston, Charles 98
Whiting, Wm. D 116
Whitney, Geo. E 116
Whitney, W. R 82
Whitney, H. M 85
Whaley, Edward 72
Whaley, John 65
Willcox, Wm. C 107
Wilmot, H. L 80, 85, 155
Wilmot, Joseph 88, 155
Wilmot, J. T 88
Wilmot, G. W 88, 151
Wilson, R 93
Wilson, Robert 43, 45, 48, 54
Wilson, John H 72
Wilson, W. J 98
Wicks, Hercules 116
William?, Randolph 93
Williams, Wm 72
Yates, James W . . .
Young's, Edward. . .
Youngs, George W .
Williams, E. M 85
Wood, S. A 88 j Youngs,' J. R." . . .
Woolsey, M. B 116 Youngs, George A .
Wright, James 57, 106
Weed. EdffarS 108
CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS.
Page 21, line 14, for H. K., read D. K.
" 30, " 26, for the States, read these States,
" 56. " 13, for Andrew, read Andrus.
" 57, " 7, for John A,, read John B.
" 85, " 27, forEbenR., read Eben P.
" 88, all the names between Wm. H. Waring and Geo. H. Meeker, belong
to Co. C, 28th Conn.
" 100, " 10, John H. Searles was in the 17th Conn., instead of a N. Y. Regiment.
' 113, " 24, for Taylor, read Gaylvr.
" 114, " 28, for Henry, read William.
" 55. Charles Bing, from Greenwich, disch. for disability, Feb. 9, 1863,
" 57. Hanford Avery, Co. B, 6th Conn., Feb, 25, 1864.
" 72. Andrew Scofield, Co. B, 17th Conn., July 30, 1862.
" 92, Joseph Holmes, Co. B, 29th Conn. See Obituary.
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