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RKV. E. B. HUNTINGTON, A. M., 



AUTHOR OF HTTNTINGTON FAMILY MKMOIK AND I1ISTOKY OF PTAMKOUI). 



* STAMFOIID. CONN.: 
(TBLISHEI) BY THE ATTHOH 

1809. 



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. 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



PART I. CITIZEN SERVICE . . . . PAGE 9 

PART II. MILITARY SERVICE . . 37 

THIRD CONN. VOL. REGIMENT 40 

SIXTH 45 

TENTH 59 

SEVENTEENTH 66 

TWENTY-EIGHTH 73 

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 



PREFACE. 



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 
its supplement. 

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 



6 PREFACE. 

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 



PREFACE. ( 

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. 
Steamer Rescue. 

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 
this MEMORIAL. 

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 



PREFACE. 

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. 



PART FIRST. 



CITIZEN SERVICE 



CITIZEN SERVICE. 



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 
arms. 

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. 



12 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. 

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- 
tion's life. 

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 



CITIZEN SERVICE. 13 

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. 



14 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. 

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- 
tional life. 

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 



CITIZEN SERVICE. 15 

of the whole community, and deserves its record in our 
MEMORIAL. 

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 
are exterminated. 

Your fellow-countryman, 

WILLIAM SKIDDY. 

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- 



16 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

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 

o 

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 



CITIZEN SERVICE. 



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- 
mously passed, 
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18 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. 

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 
Volunteers. 

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, 



CITIZEN SERVICE. 19 

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 
should dawn. 

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 



CITIZEN SERVICE. 21 

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, 



22 8TAMFOKD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

Alfred Hoyt, S. B. Thompson, T. S. Hall, J. B. Knapp, G. 
F. Nesbitt, Lyman Lockwood, John Hecker, and Charles 
H. Scofield: 

D. H. Clark, F. K. Leeds, George E. Scofield and F. M. 
Hawley, Secretaries. 

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 
twenty-four days. 

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." 



CITIZEN SERVICE. 23 

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 
our schools. 

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- 



24: STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

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. 



CITIZEN SERVICE. 25 

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 
company. 

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 
departure. 

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 
be called. 

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." 



CITIZEN SERVICE. 

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- 
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28 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

men in the field, could not have been less than five thousand 
dollars. 

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 



CITIZEN SERVICE. 29 

of our mothers, and wives, and daughters paid to their 
loyalty. 

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- 



30 8TAMFOKD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. 

ford women were on hand at the depot, with the needed 
supplies. 

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 
best hopes. 

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 



32 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

and a righteous indignation against treason ; and went, like 
Mr. Evans, with his regiment, to do the service of an Army 
Chaplain. 

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 
come. 

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 



CITIZEN SERVICE. 33 

agency for the United States Christian and Sanitary Com- 
missions. 

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. 
Dayton. 

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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34 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

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 



CITIZEN SERVICE. 35 

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 



STAMFORD SOLDIERS MEMORIAL. 



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." 



PART SECOND. 



MILITARY SERVICE 



MILITARY SERVICE. 



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 



4:0 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. * 

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. 

THIRD CONN. 
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 



MILITARY SERVICE. THIRD CONN. 41 

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 



MILITARY SERVICE. THIRD CONN. 43 

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 

regiment. 

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. 



SIXTH 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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4:8 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

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 
Speidal. 

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 
Horace Hobby. 

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 
bread." 

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. 

COMPANY D. 

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 
17, 1864. 

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- 
pany. 

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, 

1864. 

GEORGE W. YOUNGS, Corp., detailed for Quartermaster's de- 
partment. 
WM. H. INNESS, Corp., was discharged for disability, Jan. Y, 

1863. 

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 

quota. 

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 

President's Proclamation. 

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 

Inv. Corps. 



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, 

1863. 

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 

shoulder. 

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, 

1864. 

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 
August. 

SMITH SOOFIELD wounded at Pocotaligo, and again May 16, 

1864, near Bermuda Hundred, and was four months in 

hospital. 
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 
24, 1803. 

RECRUITS. 

.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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58 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

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 

TENTH CONN. 

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 
cannot describe. 

" 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, 
1862. 

" 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 
efficiency." 

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. 

COMPANY G. 

Mustered in October 2. 1861, re-enlisted veteran January 1, 1864, and mustered out August 

25, 1865. 

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. 



64 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. 

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. 
13, 1864. 

ISAAC L. TUCKER, Oct. 26, 1861, also a native, re-enl. Dec. 
24, 1863. 

JOHN WHALEY was wounded at Deep Bottom, Aug. 14, 
1864. 
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 
force. 

RECRUITS. 

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. 
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66 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

SEVENTEENTH CONN. 
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, 
1865. 

After being mustered out at Hilton Head, the regiment 
left for home, reaching .New Haven, August 3, 1865. 

COMPANY B. 

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 
Florida. 

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, 

1865. 
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- 
tysburg. 



70 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

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. 
cavalry. 

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 
the regiment." 

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 
Pioneer Corps. 

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- 
lors ville. 

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 
soldier. 

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 
1, 1863. 

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 
19, 1864. 

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 
the rebels. 

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- 
ford. 

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. 

TWENTY-EIGHTH CONN. 
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 
Washington city. 

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 
steamer. 

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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, 
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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 
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MILITARY SERVICE. TWENTY-EIGHTH CONN. 77 

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 

o o 

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- 
borough. 

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 
hope. 

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. 

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78 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

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 
fence. 



80 STAMFOKD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. 

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 



MILITARY SERVICE. CO. A, TWENTY-EIGHTH CONN. 81 

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. 

COMPANY A. 

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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82 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. 

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- 
ford roll. 

PHILIP LEVER, August 12, 1862, 2d Lieut. September 1st, 
and 1st Lieut, October 24, 1862. He was a spirited and 
efficient officer. 

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, 

also Obituary. 
SEYMOUR J. BODEY, corporal, Aug. 13, 1862, and appointed 

quartermaster's-sergeant. 
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. 

See Obituary. 

GABRIEL W. PL ATT, corporal, Aug. 20, 1862. 

See Obituary. 

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 
14, 1862. 

AARON BILLINGS, Aug. 21, 1862 ; left sick in Memphis Aug. 
13, 1862. 

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. 

18, 1863. 

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. 

COMPANY B. 

CYRUS D. JONES, Aug. 29, and com. Capt. Sept. 30, 1863. 
CHARLES DURAND, Sept. 3d, 1st Lieut. Sept. 13, 1862. See 

Obituary. 

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. 



86 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. 

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, 

1862. 

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. 

19, 1863. 

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 

Hudson. 

HENRY E. JACKSON, Sept. 10, 1862. 
WM. H. JUNE, Sept. 11, 1862, was in the assault on Port 

Hudson, June 14th. 



MILITARY SERVICE. CO. B, TWENTY-EIGHTH CONN. 87 

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, 

1862. 

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, 

1862. 

CHARLES W. MILLER, Sept. 2, 1862. See Obituary. 

THOMAS NODYNE, Sept. 6, 1862. 
ELIAS E. PALMER, Sept. 13, 1862, wounded at Port Hudson, 

June 14th. 

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- 
sary sergeant. 

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 

Port Hudson. 

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. 

COMPANY H. 

RICHARD ARMSTRONG, Aug. 19. 1862. After discharge re-enl., 
and has never been heard from, leaving here a wife and 
one child. 

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 
York regiment. 

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. 
FIRST. 

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. 

SECOND. 

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. 

FOURTH. 

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' 
hospital duty. 

FIFTH. 

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. 

SEVENTH. 

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. 

EIGHTH. 
JAMES CONLAN, Oct. 5, 1861, re-enl. veteran, Dec. 24, 1863. 



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TIMOTHY CAHILL, Sept. 23, 1861, from Norwalk. He wa8 
honorably discharged at Bermuda Hundred, and is now 
living here. 

NINTH. 

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. 

ELEVENTH. 

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. 

TWELFTH. 
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. 
THIRTEENTH. 
COMPANY B. 

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 
Hudson. 

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 

Winchester. 

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, 

1864. 
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. 

EIGHTEENTH. 

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. 

TWENTY-THIRD. 

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. 

TWENTY-FIFTH. 

JOSEPH L. PEMBER, Co. K, Aug. 21, 1862, from Hart- 
ford ; honorably discharged, Aug. 26, 1863, and is 
now living in Stamford. 

TWENTY-SEVENTH. 

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. 

TWENTY-NINTH. 

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, 

27, 1864. 

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 

27, 1864. 

DAVID JOHNSON, Co. II, June 2, 1864. 
HENRY STARK, Dec. 9, 1863 ; reported as a deserter 

Jan. 7, 1864. 

THIRTY-FIRST. 

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. 



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JOSEPH D. PINKHAM, Co. C, May 23, 1861., re-enl. Nov. 
16, 1863. 

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. 



MILITARY SERVICE. NEW YORK REGIMENTS. 95 

CHAUNCEY STEVENS, Co. K, Jan. 5, 1864. 
GEORGE TAYLOR, Co. C, Dec. 30, 1863. 
JEREMIAH CONNER, Jan 5, 1864, from Bethel ; has a 
family here. 

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. 

FIRST CAVALRY. 

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. 

DANIEL CONNER. 

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. 
20, 1865. 

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 
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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. 
31, 1862. 

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 
asylum. 

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 
here. 

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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98 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. 

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 
two years. 

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 
page 31. 

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- 
six months. 

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 

service. 
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- 
lery regiment. 

JOHN HANFORD, was successively in two regiments of Ne^ 

York. 
JAMES MCCARTY, left the employ of the Phoenix Company 

and enlisted in a New York regiment, and served two 

years. 
J OHN H. SEARLES, was in a New i'ork regiment. 

HENRY C. SEARLES, from 13th Conn, went into a New York 
Cavalry regiment. 

REGIMENTS OF OTHER STATES. 
JAMES R. AYRES, Co. C, 3d Michigan. See Obituary. 

FREDERICK BISHOP, 5th New Jersey Battery, was discharged 

for disability. 
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, 
1863. 

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. 
See Obituary. 

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 
regiment : 

GEORGE E. BADGER, M. D., who left his practice here, with 
a commission as contract surgeon, and was stationed at 
David's Island. 



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 
Island volunteers. 

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, 
1864. 

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. 



MILITARY SERVICE. UNITED STATES ARMY. 103 

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, 
Dacota Territory. 

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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106 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. 

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. 



MILITARY SERVICE. 



107 



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 : 



JOHN DAVENPORT, 
THEO. DAVENPORT, 
ALEX. II. WEED, 
FRANK HOYT, 
HIRAM CURTIS, 
CHARLES II. BROWN, 
GEORGE L. WARREN, 
OTTO LOESCHEGK, 
JOHN DAY FERGUSON, 
SAMUEL FERGUSON, 
ANDREW STARK, 
LEWIS K. HURLBUTT, 
CHARLES P. HOLMES, 
OLIVER HOYT, 
SAMUEL II. HOLMES, 
EDWARD F. LEEDS, 
CHARLES W. WARDWELL, 



JOHN ST. JOHN, 
WM. W. SKIDDY, 
WILLIAM C. WILLCOX, 
SAMUEL B. HOYT, 
JAMES SMITH, 
DWIGHT WAUGH, 
CHARLES W. HOYT, 
CHARLES II. HOLLY, 
CYRUS D. JONES, 
ISAAC S. JONES, 
JOHN H. BRUSH, 
CHARLES W. BROWN, 
ROBERT B. SCOFIELD, 
ELBERT JUNE, 
GEORGE P. WATERBURY, 
ROBERT SWARTWOUT, 
SATTERLEE SWARTWOUT. 



108 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. 

The following citizens, upon being drafted, supplied sub- 
stitutes : 

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 

o 7 

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. 



PART THIRD. 



NAVAL SERVICE. 



NA.VA.L SERVICE. 



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 
promoted landsman. 

HENRY II. ANDERSON, Sept. 1863, landsman and served one 
year. 

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. 



112 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIL. 

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 
Gulf Squadron. 

DAVID DECKER, master's mate in Burnside expedition, 1862. 

PETER DECKER, master's mate in Porter's Morter Fleet, 
1862. 

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, 
1864. 

RICHARD DILLON, Oct., 1863. 

DAVID R. DREW, June, 1864, the second time, ship Sara- 
toga. 

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 
the wounded. 

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 
landsman. 

JOHN GAGAN, from 28th Conn. Vol., Sept. 1, 1863, lands- 
man. 

LEWIS GARDNER. 

JOSEPH GARDNER. 

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. 

THEODORE HOBBY. 

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- 



114 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. 

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. 
JOHN KILEY. 
HENRY K. LAPHAM, a 7iative of Stamford, acting master 

mate, Oct. 3, 1861, assigned during the war to the 

Suwanee. 

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, 
ship Chippewa. 

PETER O'NEIL, 1861, on Oneida in the Gulf, and after- 
wards went into the Cavalry Service. 

HENRY O'NEIL. 

PETER RANKIN, Feb. 14, 1862, as boy, and promoted lands- 
man. 

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 



NAVAL SERVICE. 115 

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 
Proteus. 

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 
waiting orders. 

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 STEINART. 

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. 



116 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. 

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 
American Squadron. 

EDWARD YOUNGS, Dec. 2, 1862, as first-class boy and became 
seamen. 

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. 



PART FOURTH. 



OBITUARY 



OBITUAKY, 



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. 

TENNTSON. 
Fallen are the faithful and the pure. 

MRS. REMANS. 

They fought to give us peace, and lo ! 
They gained a better peace than ours. 

PIIEBE CAREY. 

Forget them not, though now their names 
Be but a mournful sound. 

MRS. HEMAXS. 



120 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

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 
daughter. 

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 



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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 
children. 

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 



122 STAMFOKD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

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. 

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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 
seventeen. 

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 



124 STAMFORD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. 

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 



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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 
family. 

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 
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126 STAMFORD SOLDI KEs' MEMORIAL. 

of the " Act for the relief of soldiers' children," in September, 
1866. 

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- 



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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 

*j O 

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 
remarkable degree." 

At the annual re-union of the officers of the Tenth, Sept. 
23, 1868, they thus testify to the military character of the 
captain : 

" 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, 



128 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

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- 
one years. 

WILLIAM HOBBY, an older brother of Horace P., above, 
Co. F, 3d Conn., after returning from his three months cam- 



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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 
children. 

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 

children. 
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130 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

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 



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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, 



132 8TAMFOKD SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. 

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." 



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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 
court." 

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 



134 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

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 



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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 
field. 

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 
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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. 
Skiddy. 

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. 



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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 
Shenandoah. 

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 
Stamford. 

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 
as Pratt. 

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 



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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 
armies." 

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 
gentleman." 

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 
here. 

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 
soldier. 

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, 

1862. 

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 



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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 
same month. 

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. 
Force." 

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 
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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 
sword. 

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. 

PHCEBE CARET. 

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 
qualities. 

" 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 



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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 

O 

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 
son. 

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 



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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 
and fears. 

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 
cause." 

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 



148 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

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 



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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 
the service. 

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, 



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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, 
Wisconsin : 

" 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 



152 STAMFORD SOLDI EKS' MEMORIAL. 

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. 



154 STAMFORD SOLDIERS 5 MEMORIAL. 

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- 
thaniel H. 

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 
Charles Bing. 

JOSEPH BOUTON : Theodore W., William H., and Spencer. 

WEBSTER WATERBURY : Andrew C., Stephen R., and 
James W. 

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. 



I X I) E X . 



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 
81 

Brown, Chas. J 83 

Brown. John 93. 122 

Brown, George E 93 

Brown, Seelev 83 



158 



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 



INDEX. 



159 



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 



160 



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 

Howell.H.J 83 

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 
155 

Jones, Isaac S 107, 155 

Jones, Lewis 85, 154 

Jones, Nahor 86, 154 

Jones, Alva. 
Jones, F. A. 



.100 
..93 
..90 



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 



83 



Keeler, Smith O ............... 64 

Keegau, James ................ 101 



Keller. William. 



.89 



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 



Ingersoll, Alva. 
Ir\ T ing, Thomas 



.99 
.90 

.86 

Jackson, Henry 58 

Jackson, W. H 71 



Jackson, Henry R . 



Kent, George W 55 



Kenuaday, Edward . 



.108 



Ketcham John . . 114 



Kirk, Warren . 



.73 



King, William H 85 

Kiley, John 114 

Knapp, R. S 64 

Knapp, James K 91 

Knapp, Theodore 84 

Knapp, Charles W 7, 87 

..96 



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 



INDEX. 



161 



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 
52, 155. 

Meeker, George H 71 88 

Mitchell, Robert 92 

Miller, Anthony 96 

Miller, A. E 114 

Miller, Theodore. .14, 15, 44, 63, 99, 

154 
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 



162 



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 

*Misprinted Henry. 



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 



INDEX. 



163 



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 



97 
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 



.Si 



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. . 



.115,155 



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 . 



...115,146, 153 



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 



164 



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 



INDEX. 



165 



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 



.116. 
. .54, 
. .57, 
..98, 



155 
155 
155 

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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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