Source: The National Tribune, January 18, 1900.
Transcribed for Genealogy Trails by: Diane Lamoureux Ciba
BAGLEY. - At Troy, Me., Dec. 15, 1899, Levi Bagley. He served three years in the 6th Me., and later re-enlisted in Co. K, 1st Me. Cav., and was mustered out with this command after a year's service. He was one of four brothers who served through the entire war. He leaves a family.
BETTS. - At Nelsonville, O., Oct. 26, 1899, Roston Betts, Co. C, 97th Ohio. He was a member of Phil Kearny Post, 38.
BROWNING. - At Hospital for the Insane, Jacksonville, Ill., Addison M. Browning, Co. C, 11th mo., aged 88. Comrade Browning was born in Warsaw, Ky., where his youth was spent. At the breaking out of the war he was living at Loami, Ill., where he was practicing medicine. He served as Color-Sergeant of his regiment.
BOWERS. - At Newville, Pa., Dec. 15, 1899, Adam Bowers, First Lieutenant, Co. D, 77th Pa., aged 66.
BRECKON. - At Muscatine, Iowa, June 2, 1899, Wm. J. Breckon, Co. G., 1st Mo. Cav., aged 64. He was a worthy member of Shelby Norman Post, and respected by all who knew him. His army record was good, he having served for more than three years in the field with his regiment. His remains were taken to Jacksonville, Ill., for burial.
CHASE. - At Fitch, N.Y., recently, Walter Chase, aged 56. He was born at Fletcher, Vt. In June, 1861, he enlisted in Co. G, 2d U.S., but was discharged March 30, 1863, on account of disability. The same year he again enlisted, this time in Co. E, Berdan's Sharpshooters, in which he served until the close of the war. Comrade Chase received a pension of $72 a month, being totally disabled. He was a G.A.R. man, took an active interest in the Order, and by his request the ritual was used at the grave. He is survived by a widow, three sons, and two daughters.
CLAYTON. - At Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 4, Rufus M. Clayton, 1st Me. Cav., aged 61. Comrade Clayton had recently gone to Minneapolis for his health, his home being at Lamoure, N.D. He was an Odd Fellow, and held the office of Noble Grand in his Lodge. A widow and two sons survive him.
CROSS. - At Norwood, N.Y., Dec. 10, Albert D. Cross, Co. D, 175th N.Y., aged 56. He was Commander of Capt. Luther Priest Post, 167.
DUNN. - At Muscatine, Iowa, Jan. 4, 1899, S.C. Dunn, First Sergeant, Co. H., 11th Iowa, aged 65. Comrade Dunn was a charter member of Shelby Norman Post, and was buried with Grand Army and Masonic honors.
GRIFFITH. - At Lyons, Colo., Dec. 2, 1899, W.O. Griffith, aged 61. He enlisted at Putnam, Conn., in December, 1863 in the 1st Conn. Cav., and remained with the regiment until the close of the war. He was in the battle of the Wilderness in May, 1864, and the battle of Cedar Creek, Oct. 19, 1864, and took part in Sheridan's raid around Richmond. He was attached at different times to Custer's and Kilpatrick's Divisions of Cavalry. After Lee's surrender he did guard duty in Washington until he was mustered out in September, 1865. He leaves a widow, a son, and two daughters.
HOWELL. - At Martinsville, Ill., July 2, 1899. Lieut. Howell, Co. G, 123d Ill. Comrade Howell was killed by the cars.
JAMISON. - At Muscatine, Iowa, July 10, 1899, James M. Jamison, Captain, Co. G, 174th Pa., aged 57. After being mustered out the service he moved to Iowa, and for years followed farming. He joined Shelby Norman Post in the Spring of 1884.
KECK. - At Greenville, Pa., Dec. 14, 1899, Isaac Keck, Lieutenant, 83d Pa., aged 70. He had recently been appointed a mail carrier. John C. Dickey Post, of which he was a member, attended the funeral in a body.
MAYHEW. - At Jasper, N.Y., Dec. 16, 1899, J.C. Mayhew, Co. K, 86th N.Y., and a charter member of Moses Dennis Post, 583. He is survived by a widow and daughter.
MOORE. - At Norwalk, O., Jan. 2, Charles L. Moore, 100th Ohio, aged 57. He had lately moved to Norwalk from Zanesville, O., where he held membership in the G.A.R.
MORGAN. - At Norwood, Ill., May 22, 1899, W.P. Morgan, Co. E, 102d Ill., aged 60. He was a member of Talbot Post, Department of Illinois.
PATTEN. - At Washburn, Me., Dec. 27, 1899. Robert A. Patten, Co. F, 1st D.C. Cav., aged 68. This organization later became part of the 1st Me. Cav., Comrade Patten receiving his discharge from Co. C of that regiment at the close of the war. He was a member of S.W. Stratton Post, 155. A widow, two sons and one daughter survive him.
PEASE. - At Birnamwood, Wis., Norman Pease, Co. C, 54th N.Y., aged 88. He enlisted in 1862, and served two years, when he was discharged on account of disability. He was drawing a pension of $12.
RUSKIN. - At McClure, O., C.P. Ruskin, 68th Ohio, aged 78. He was a member of Post 211.
RICHIE. - At Muscatine, Iowa, Nov. 14, 1899, Wm. S. Richie, Co. A, 1st Iowa, aged 68. Comrade Richie moved to Iowa from near Pittsburg, Pa., when a young man, and for more than 40 years was a resident of Muscatine. He was a warm hearted and zealous Grand Army man.
STANTON. - At Winview, Okla., Nov. 29, 1899, Seth B. Stanton, C. D, 6th iowa, aged 89. Comrade Stanton settled on a farm bordering on the Missouri State line in Appanoose County, Iowa, at an early day, and was one of a conspicuous anti-slavery community on the Missouri State line. He was among the first to respond to the call, although an old man at that time, and participated in the early campaigns in Missouri. Owing to age and ill-health he was discharged early in 1862. He continued to reside in Appanoose County until recently, when he went to reside with his daughter, Mrs. J.M. Rice, at Winview, Okla. He raised a large family, and the late Thaddeus H. Stanton, Paymaster-General, U.S.A., was his oldest son.
TROYER. - At Friend, Neb., Oct. 13, 199, Wm. Troyer, Co. A, 112th Ill. He is survived by a widow.
VOORHEES. - At New Lebnanon, Pa., Oct. 31, 1899, E.C. Voorhies, Sergeant, Co. A, 139th Pa. He went out in August, 1862, and served to the end of the war. He was twice wounded.
VORE. - At Muscatine, Iowa, Oct. 26, 1899, Capt. I.D. Vore, Co. B, 11th Ill., aged 68. He was a charter member and Past Commander of Shelby Norman Post. He is survived by a widow and married daughter.
WADE. - At Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 13, 1899, Patrick Wade, aged 55. He was born in County Galway, Ireland, in 1844, and came with his parents to Bridgeport, Conn., in 1849. He enlisted when 17 years old in Co. K, 17th Conn., serving until the close of the war. He was made Corporal after the battle of Chancellorsville for good behavior in action and at Gettysburg earned a Sergeancy by the capture of a number of prisoners. Comrade Wade had been connected with the Bridgeportg Standard since the war. He was a stockholder in the company, and Superintendent of the Mechanical Department of the paper. He is survived by a widow.
WALLACE. - At Woodville, N.H., Dec. 16, 1899, A.K. Wallace, Sergeant, Co. E, 14th N.H. He was a member of the G.A.R. He leaves a daughter.
WHITE. - At Boylston, Mass., Dec. 2, 1899, Serg't Henry White, Co. E, 21st Mass, aged 75. He served four years with his regiment, and made a splendid record. Gen. C.F. Walcott, in his history of the 21st Mass., mentions the name of Serg't Henry White many times, and copies from the diary of Serg't White, kept during the Tennessee campaign and siege of Knoxville, into his history. When Serg't Thos. Plunkett, at Fredericksburg, Va., lost his arms, White was the Corporal, and while rallying round the flag in support of Plunkett's plucky stand, he, too, was struck down, as he supposed, by the same shell that twisted the arms of Serg't Plunkett from his body. A part of the shell, he said, he picked up a the time, but more than a month afterward the Hospital Surgeon found and cut out a musket-ball in White's side a foot below the point where it entered his shoulder. He served in the State Legislature in 1870, and for 10 years thereafter held an important position in the Boston Custom House. Of late years he has lived on his farm near Boylston. He leaves a widow and fiv. Children.
WOLFE. - At Table Roce, Neb., recently, Capt. C.W. Wolfe, a prominent G.A.R. man, and member of John N. Gere Post, 165. He entered the army at the beginning of the war, and served until its close. Suitable resolutions were adopted at a recent meeting of the Post.
Pension Pointers: Inquiries Answered
and Suggestions Made.
Source: The National Tribune, January 18, 1900.
Transcribed by: Diane Lamoureux Ciba
H.L.P. - A disability for which an invalid pensioner is drawing $6 under the general law may not be sufficient to enter into a rating under the act of June 27, 1890. If, in making application under the act of 1890, he claimed on other disabilities than that for which he was pensioned under the general law, and did not mention said pensioned disability, and pension was subsequently granted under the act of 1890, without his being called upon to claim on his general law pensioned disability, it would seem that said disability was not considered in the rating allowed under the act of 1890. All appeals in pension cases are addressed to the Secretary of the Interior, but it is the Board of Pension Appeals, a division of the Department proper, that performs the routine work of considering and passing on the appeals, just as the work of the Commissioner of Pensions is actually done by a small army of subordinates acting in his name. In appealing a pension case the grounds of the appeal should be clearly stated, and unless the question is one of law the appeal must be based upon evidence on file in the Pension Bureau.
Neptune. - It is not clear under what law you claimed and have received pension. The fact that your pension did not commence from the filing of your first application would seem to indicate that you applied under the act of June 27, 1890. You can obtain the pension back to the filing of your first application if you can satisfy the Pension Bureau as to your pensionable disablement at that time and during the intervening period until you filed the second application.
F. N. W., Grove, Ind. Ter. - If there has been some mistake in your case as to what disabilities you are claiming on under the general law, you can have the matter further considered by filing a letter with the Secretary of the Interior stating all the facts, and asking a reconsideration of the Department decision. Your letter indicates that some other claim has gotten mixed with yours.
Gettysburg. - Pensions are not supposed to be granted either by "special act of courtesy" or by any sort of "courtesy" by the Commissioner of Pensions. Perhaps the letter you refer to, received from the Pension Bureau, has been misunderstood. The editor of THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE will be interested to see the letter if it really says that the pension will be granted as an act of "courtesy." It would seem likely that the word used or intended to be used is "Congress," not "courtesy."
J. M. - If all the required evidence has been furnished in your case, it would seem that you should hear from the Pension Bureau within a very short time, your last examination having been had in September, 1899. The repeated examinations would seem to indicate that there is some difficulty in determining the precise character or extent of your disability.
A. B., Glenmora, La. - Unless the soldier entered less than 160 acres homestead before June 22, 1874, either in person or by agent or attorney, he has no homestead right he can sell, and any entry now made must be made and perfected in person and not by agent.
DEPARTMENT AND CONGRESSIONAL NEWS.
DELAYED PENSION CLAIMS - LARGE PAYMENTS. - Still there are rumors of the unlawful, arbitrary action of Commissioner Evans in holding up for an indefinite period, and without any sufficient reason, completed pension claims that involve large payments of money. It is said these cases are absolutely without a flaw as to legality and as to proof, and have passed through all the lengths of official routine, and the issuance of certificates is withheld simply and solely because the Commissioner wills it so, and personally checks the final formal action, the issuance of the certificates.
WIDOWS' ARREARS - GENERAL LAW PENSION. - On the 8th instant the Senate passed a bill (S. 1478) to repeal so much of the act of June 7, 1888, as allows widows claiming under the general law to receive pension from the date of death of the deceased soldier or sailor. The bill provides "that from and after the passage of this act all pensions which may be granted under the acts of July 14, 1862, and March 8, 1873, to widows in consequence of death occurring from a cause which originated in the service of the United States since March 4, 1861, shall commence from the date of the filing of the declarations then on file, or which may hereafter be filed." It will be seen that the proposed law is retroactive in effect, applying to all cases on file, as well as to those hereafter filed. It seems hardly possible that the bill will become a law in this shape, as the effect would be to deprive applicants of rights already accrued to them under the act of 1888. In his report for 1899 Commissioner Evans characterizes the act of 1888 as a "bad law," and as holding out "inducements" to the filing of "fraudulent claims." In this connection it is interesting to read what Gen. John C. Black, then Commissioner of Pensions, and on whose recommendation largely the law of 1888 was enacted, had to say in his official annual report for 1887. He said: "Our knowledge of the sacred relations of husband and wife makes us know that the last thought which often occurs to the widow is that of the pecuniary results of death. Moreover, there is a sense of delicacy which prevents a woman from immediately making application to be availed of the results of her husband's death, and so between cares, delicacy, and sometimes ignorance of right, long intervals elapse between the death of the husband and the filing of the application of the widow. In such cases as may hereafter arise it seems to me that the law should allow the commencement of the pension to date from the death of the husband, where the other conditions required by the law are present." Mr. Evans sees only the possible "frauds" and thinks only of the various instances of fraud that have occurred and have come to his notice - a few isolated cases. The House of Representatives may agree with Gen. Black rather than Mr. Evans.
AMENDING THE ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890. - The bill (S. 1477) to amend sections 2 and 3 of the act of June 27, 1890, passed the Senate on the 8th instant, substantially unchanged. As to invalid pension title under the act of 1890 it is proposed that in determining the degree of inability to earn a support by manual labor "each and every infirmity shall be duly considered, and the aggregate of the disabilities shown be rated."
As to widows' pension title under the act of 1890 the bill was amended so as to provide that the widow shall not be entitled if she has resources from which, in the opinion of the Pension Bureau, an income of more than $250 per year is derivable, even though the income actually derived is $250 or less per year. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives for action there.
In the debate on the bill there was the usual amount of lack of information and knowledge of existing law displayed by the honorable Senators.
EX-CONFEDERATES - ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890. - The Senate passed on the 8th instant a resolution (S.R. 8) construing the act of June 27, 1890, as to the pension title of ex-Confederates who served in the United States army or navy during the war of the rebellion for 90 days or more, and were honorably discharged. The resolution declares that the act of June 27, 1890, shall be held to apply to "all persons" who so served, but shall not apply to those who served in any of the six regiments of "United States Volunteer Infantry" organized from Confederate deserters and prisoners of war in the Fall at 1864 and Winter of 1864-65. It is somewhat doubtful if this resolution can be construed as accomplishing what it is ostensibly intended to accomplish. It repeals the disloyalty laws only by implication and the act of June 27, 1890, itself does as much, and so regarded for several years.
DATE OF ENCAMPMENT FIXED.
Commander-in-Chief Shaw Also Announces Important Committees.
Commander-in-Chief Albert D. Shaw, in General Orders just issued from National Headquarters, Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pa., fixes the time for the meeting of the 34th National Encampment for Aug. 27 to Sept. 1, in Chicago, Ill. The dates were decided upon at the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Council of Administration at Chicago last month. The Commander-in-Chief suggests that all Posts at once take steps to secure the attendance at the Encampment of as large a number of comrades as possible. The coming Encampment, he thinks, will be among the largest yet held and the citizens of Chicago will prove by their hospitality that they appreciate fully the honor of entertaining the ageing veterans of the Nation whose services and sacrifices in the 60's saved the Union and won full freedom and concord for the Republic.
Commander-in-Chief Shaw has appointed Comrade E.A. Bigelow, of Post 706. Chicago, Special Aid-de-Camp and assigned him to duty with the General Committee of citizens of Chicago, for the 34th National Encampment. Headquarters of this committee have been established at Room 611, "The Temple," Chicago, and Comrade Bigelow will act as Secretary. Any information relative to details of the Encampment can be secured by writing to him.
The following members of the Committee on Pensions have been designated as a subcommittee to aid by securing pension legislation by Congress upon the lines indicated by the National Encampment: R. B. Brown, Chairman, Zanesville, O.; Daniel E. Sickles, New York City; O.H. Coulter, Topeka, Kan.
The "Veterans preference in employment" measure, the text of which appeared in General Orders No. 3, has been introduced in the United States Senate (S. 283) and referred to Committee to Examine the Several Branches of the Civil Service; in the House of Representatives (H.R. 2583) and referred to Committee on Reform in the Civil Service. The Commander-in-Chief urges that comrades aid in the passage of this meritorious measure by communicating with their United States Senators and members of the House of Representatives, and urging favorable action on their part. Every comrade is interested and should lend his aid.
The great assistance which the Woman's Relief Corps and kindred organizations have rendered the Grand Army of the Republic in the past leads the Commander-in-Chief to strongly urge the formation of such organizations wherever it is possible, for the reasons that the aid and comfort provided through their devoted labors largely strengthens the Posts with which they are associated as auxiliaries. This action is recommended in view of the work already accomplished, particularly by the Woman's Relief Corps, in its devoted and efficient affiliation with our Order.
Announcement is made of the death of Past Department Commander James Finley, of the Department of Arizona, which occurred in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 16, 1899. Also of Past Department Commander Geo. J. Walker and Charles B. Smith, of Department of West Virginia.
In compliance with the recommendations of the Inspector-General, the following-named comrades have been appointed Assistant Inspectors-General and assigned to duty in their respective Departments:
Alabama. - J. Clyde Miller, Past Department Commander, Birmingham.
Arizona. - John Gray, Phoenix.
Arkansas. - A. S. Fowler, Little Rock.
California and Nevada. - Harry W. Mortimer, 422 California street, San Francisco.
Colorado and Wyoming. - James R. Saville, Denver.
Connecticut. - Edson S. Bishop, Norwich.
Delaware. - Wm. G. Baugh, Wilmington.
Florida. - D. L. Way, Sanford
Georgia. - Chas. F. Fairbanks, Atlanta.
Idaho. - W. H. Beardsley, Moscow.
Illinois. - Isaac Taylor, Peoria.
Indiana. - Henry H. Woods, Martinsville.
Iowa. - J. S. Ferguson, Keokuk.
Kentucky. - Astley Apperly, Louisville.
Louisiana and Mississippi. - J.L. Dupart, New Orleans.
Maine. - David R. Post, Oakland.
Maryland. - John G. Taylor, 11 West Fayette street, Baltimore.
Massachusetts. - Geo. P. Hawke, Templeton.
Michigan. - William A. Garrett, Detroit.
Minnesota. - John F. Perry, Wainwright Building, Minneapolis.
Missouri. - L. B. Ripley, St. Louis.
Montana. - Hiram R. Marcyes, Forsyth. Nevada
New Hampshire. - Alvin Burleigh, Plymouth.
New Jersey. - Chas. B. Parsons, Red Bank.
New Mexico. - Valentine Herbert, Santa Fe.
New York. - M. J. Cummings, 482 Henry street, Brooklyn.
North Dakota. - Geo. B. Winship, Grand Forks.
Ohio. - B. N. Lindsey, Steubenville.
Oregon. - M. L. Pratt, East Portland.
Pennsylvania. - N. P. Kinsley, Franklin.
Potomac. - Abram Hart, 1321 11th street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
South Dakota. - J. H. Hauser, Aberdeen.
Tennessee. - Ben Allen Hamilton, Knoxville.
Texas. - W. F. Wieland, P.O. Weatherford, Springtown.
Vermont. - Geo. K. Russell, Bellows Falls.
Virginia and North Carolina. - Jos. M. Hartlove, Portsmouth, Va.
Washington and Alaska. - John T. Sherfey, Everett, Wash.
West Virginia. - Alonzo Garrett, Shoals.
Wisconsin. - Albert H. Hollister, Madison.
Additional appointments are announced of Special Aids in charge of Military Instruction and Patriotic Education in Schools, as follows:
Illinois. - Frank C. Bruner, 6438 Peoria street, Chicago.
Kansas. - J. G. Wood, Topeka.
Maryland. - G. Lane Taneyhill, Baltimore.
Minnesota. - Patrick Henry, Globe Building, St. Paul.
New Hampshire. - A. D. Ayling, Concord.
New York. - Lewis Dietz, 195 Lancaster street, Albany.
North Dakota. - A. P. Rounswell, Larrimore.
Oregon. - D. P. Thompson, Portland.
Potomac. - Barnard T. Janney, West Washington, D.C.
Tennessee. - A. W. Wills, Nashville.
Texas. - H. E. Conger, Waco.
Utah. - E. W. Tatlock, Salt Lake.
Virginia and North Carolina. - John c. Fowler, East Richmond, Va.
Washington and Alaska. - Lyman Banks, Seattle Wash.
Comrade George H. Patrick, of Post 6, Department of Alabama, (P.O. address Washington, D.C.,) has been appointed a Special Aid-de-Camp on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief, and directed to aid and encourage such National legislation as may be necessary and properly helpful to the surviving veterans of the war.
The following named comrades have been appointed Aids-de-Camp on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief and assigned to duty in the respective Departments:
California and Nevada. - Harvey Potter, Riverside, Cal.; Harry Brewer, San Francisco, Cal.; J. B. Lauck, 4 Montgomery street, San Francisco, Cal.; A.A. Dassonville, Sacramento, Cal.; H. R. Campbell, Stockton, Cal.; James E. Eaton, Stockton, Cal.; J. H. Hilton, 102 O'Farrell street, San Francisco, Cal.; Daniel McGinley, San Jose, Cal.; S. D. Ballou, San Luis Obispo, Cal.; A. W. Barrett, Los Angeles, Cal.; Allen Cooley, Marysville, Cal.; Wm. A. Treadwell, San Francisco, Cal.
Georgia. - R.E. Mansfield, Charleston, S.C.
Illinois. - Jno. B. Sine, (P.O. address, 5537 Union avenue, Chicago,) Rockford; Jesse G. King, 106 L Salle street, Chicago; Jno. W. Corlies, 723 Washington Boulevard, Chicago; Arthur Dawson, 1743 Wrightwood avenue, Chicago; W. H. Chapman, 15 Bryant avenue, Chicago; C.B. Knox, Rock Island; Fred L. Phillips, Austin; Edward A. Hall, Springfield; P. G. Gardner, La Grange; Jas. J. Healey, Superior Court Room, Chicago.
Kansas. - Norton, Blue Rapids.
Massachusetts. - J. Albert Blake, 40 Lincoln street, Boston; Geo. F. Washburn, East Templeton; Amos H. Gilman, Lawrence; W.L. Crozier, Williamstown; M. H. Stevens, Waltham; Wm. H. Jordan, Gloucester.
Minnesota. - Robert reed, Lumber Exchange; N.A. Gearhart, Duluth; D. R. P. Hibbs, Albert Lea; C. W. McKay, Fergus Falls; Henry Plowman, Perham; F. C. Mallory, St. Paul; Geo. N. Lamphere, Moorhead; Richard L. Warhem, 334 East 15th street, Minneapolis; C. Ditmore, Verndale; C.F. Macdonald, St. Cloud; Edwin S. Chittendon, St. Paul.
Missouri. - Dexter W. Graves, Nevada; John R. Mote, Bolivar; Daniel Grow, Sedalia; D.C.Graves, El Dorado Springs; A. Nease, Middletown; T.J. Dockery, Kirksville.
New York. - Augustus Kipp, Yonkers; Chas. E. Randall, Fredonia; Adam Rehm, Buffalo; Frederick Cossum, Auburn; E. F. Greenfield, 122d street and 7th avenue, New York City; E. G. Tuckerman, 434 Broadway, New York City; Henry F. Herkner, 241 Front street, New York City; Thos. Moore. Oswego: Frank Madden, Plattsburg; Marcus F. Crahan, Fulton; Geo. C. Althisar, Port Jervis; Thos. S. Timpson, Buffalo; Geo. S. Byrne, 318 West 47th street, New York City; Ferdinand Levy, 235 West 112th street, New York City; P. H. Murphy, 40 West 35th street, New York City; John Beaver, 433 West 162d street, New York City; Job Woodruff, 172 West 10th street, New York City; Edwin Sherlock, 2295 2d avenue, New York City; H. A. Wilkens, 24th street and 12th avenue, New 433 West 162d street, New York City; Job Woodruff, 172 West 10th street, New York City; Edwin Sherlock, 2295 2d avenue, New York City; H. A. Wilkens, 24th street and 12th avenue, New York City; Thos. McGrann, 112 East 109th street, New York City; Phineas K. Hart, 848 Madison street, Brooklyn; Jas. Carter, Yonkers; Jos. Murphy, Park avenue and 126th street, New York City; G. C. Waterman, Central G.L. Co., 135th and East River, New York City; Jno. C. Phillips, 1210 Putnam avenue, Brooklyn; J. Conrad Neusheler, Rome; Jas. W. Connelly, 280 Broadway, New York City; J. T. Outterson, Watertown; E. M. Clarke, Utica; David H. King, Fort Edward; W. Q. Huggins, Sanborn; Jas. Low, Niagara Falls.
Ohio. - W. H. Greegor, Washington, D.C.; Henry Ehler, Cincinnati; Jas. H. Stebbins, Ashtabula.
Pennsylvania. - Richard A. Dempsey, Bradford; St. Clair A. Mulholland, Philadelphia; Thos. Orr, Philadelphia; Geo. W. Grady, Norristown; Edward Abel, Pittsburg.
Potomac. - L. B. cutler, Geo. W. Hazer, W. H. Norton, W. D. Hoover, Chas. D. A. Loeffler, all of Washington, D.C.
Utah. - Henry P. Burns, Salt Lake City.
Wisconsin. - Henry A. Heath, Milwaukee; E. O. Kimberly, Janesville.
The following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted at the 33rd National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic in Philadelphia, Sept. 6 and 7, and have been sent out from National Headquarters for the information of comrades interested in the subject:
Whereas the first efforts ever made to preserve and fully mark a battlefield were begun in 1863, immediately after the battle of Gettysburg, to preserve the features ot that field and to mark the positions and movements of the troops engaged; this was done by loyal hearts and willing hands at a cost of over $2,000,000, and without any help from Congress; and
Whereas all this property was transferred to the General Government in 1895 free of cost, and in view of the liberal contributions by States, by societies, and by individuals, there should be more liberal appropriations on the part of Congress to complete this work on the field where the greatest battle of the war was fought, one of the greatest battles of modern times; Therefore
Resolved, That we earnestly commend the Gettysburg National Military Park Commission in its work of acquiring lands of historical interest, of constructing avenues along lines of battle otherwise inaccessible, in restoring and preserving the original features of the field, and in marking with tablets and monuments the positions and movements of troops so that the history of the battle will practically be written on the field; and
Resolved, That we ask Congress to make liberal appropriations to enable the Commissioners to acquire the necessary lands and complete at an early day the work provided for by the act creating the park.
ALBERT D. SHAW, Commander-in-Chief.
THOS. J. STEWART. Adjutant-General.
Protest Against Cullom Bill.
At a recent meeting of Frank P. Blair Post, 1, St. Louis, the following resolution was unanimously adopted;
Whereas a bill has been introduced by Senator Cullom in the Senate of the United States, which provides for the removal of the disabilities of all deserters from the military service of the United States during the war of the rebellion, and granting them an honorable discharge; and
Whereas under existing laws persons guilty of technical desertion may have their records cleared and disabilities removed,
Resolved by Frank P. Blair Post, 1, Department of Missouri, That as honorably discharged soldiers of the Union army we are unalterably opposed to such sweeping legislation as would condone in all cases the highest offense known to military law, and hereby enter our vigorous protest against the enactment into law of a measure that would wipe out all distinction between those who stood by their colors and those who deserted them.
Source - "U.S. Army Register" United States Army active and retired lists, 1 January 1957
(Rank - Name - Date - Place of Death)
1. WO - Frank Richards - 20 Nov 49 - Cheyenne Wyo.
2. WO - Ray B. Rollinson - 4 Dec 55 - Vet Hosp Oteen NC
3. WO - Dudley G. Sansbury - 23 Aug 56 - Seattle Wash.
4. WO - Oliver E. Scheid - 5 June 56 - Columbus Ohio
5. WO - Lloyd M. Sparks - 3 Aug 47 - Hines Ill
6. WO - Charles A. Stone - 3 Aug 56 - Ft. McPherson Ga.
7. WO - Albert H. Tebo - 13 Nov 55 - Los Angeles Calif.
8. WO - Earle L. Westlake - 29 Nov 56 - Letterman Army Hosp San Francisco Calif.
9. WOJG - Michael Casey - 17 Aug 56 - VA Hosp Oakland Calif
10. WOJG - Arthur C. Gouy - 21 Aug 56 - Va Hosp Philadelphia Pa
11. WOJG - Edward A. Holden - 24 Jan 55 - Oakland Calif
12. WOJG - James E. Simmons - 4 Apr 43 - US Soldiers Home Wash DC
13. WOJG - George W. Teegarden - 26 Sep 56 - Martinsburg W. Va
14. WOJG - Ignatius B. Thomas - 28 Aug 56 - Ft. Ord Calif
15. WOJG - Lorne Wilkie - 4 Aug 56 - Walter Reed Army Hosp Wash DC
16. WOJG - Jack Wise - 26 Nov 55 - Oklahoma City Okla
Losses Regular Army Active List
Rank - Name - Date - Place of Death
1. Maj Gen - William L. Bell Jr. - 19 Mar 56 - Walter Reed Army Hosp Wash DC
2. Maj Gen - Arthur L. Marshall - 20 Oct 56 - US Naval Hosp Great Lakes Ill
3. Brig Gen - John O Kilgore - 10 Dec 56 - Japan
4. Col - Robert G. Humphrey - 21 June 56 - Valley Forge Army Hosp Phoenixville PA
5. Col - John J. Jakie - 21 Sep 56 - Korea
6. Col - Frederic W. C. Ledeboer - 24 Sep 56 - Near Buena Vista Colo
7. Col - William H. McCreary - 25 May 56 - William Beaumont Army Hosp Ft. Bliss Tx
8. Col - Hardwood S. Nichols Jr. - 25 Dec 55 - Wash. DC
9. Col - Donald R. Patterson - 30 Mar 56 - Base Hosp Andrews AFB Md
10. Col - Richard F. Reidy - 13 June 56 - Walter Reed Army Hosp Wash DC
11. Col - Roy A. Wall - 13 July 56 - Near McGuire AFB NJ
12. Col - Edmund O Zarwell - 13 June 56 - Lee Hall Va
13. Lt. Col - Roy I Barham - 10 Dec 56 - US Army Hosp Fort Ord Calif
14. Lt Col - Karl C Hansen 30 Aug 56 - Japan
15. Lt Col - Royal E. Phillips - 9 Jul 56 - Pentagon Wash DC
16. Lt Col - Walter F Plank - 8 Jul 56 - Near Wetumpka Ala
17. Lt Col - Elvyn A Robb - 1 Dec 56 - Letterman Army Hosp San Francisco Calif.
18. Lt Col - Thomas H, Rousseau Jr. - 22 Aug 56 - Germany
19. Lt. Col - James V. Shea - 26 Mar 56 - Arlington Va
20. Lt. Col - Arnot C Sine - 1 Jan 56 - Silver Spring Md
21. Lt. Col - Frank Speir - 8 July 56 - Dunkirk Ny
22. Lt. Col - William F. Thomas - 16 Oct 56 - Italy
23. Maj - Norman B Starr - 10 June 56 - Alexandria Va
24. Capt - German D Donahoe - 20 Feb 56 - Korea
25. Capt - Orville D Severson - 25 Jan 56 - Germany
26. Walter S. Williamson - 8 July 56 - Brooke Army Hosp Ft. Sam Houston Tx
27. 1lt - James C. Atkins - 21 Sep 56 - Korea
28. 1lt - Donald M. Hamilton - 6 Apr 56 - Near Lockhart Tex
29. 1lt - Eugene H. Juve - 9 Jul 56 - Thailand
30. 1lt - Darrell H. Mills - 27 Oct 56 - Fort Hood Tex
31. 1lt - Thomas G. Salyers - 5 Mar 56 - Germany
32. 1lt - Andrew W. Zulli Jr. - 20 Sep 56- Germany
33. CWO - Owen R. Durham - 12 Mar 56 - Monterey Calif.
Source - "U.S. Army Register". United States Army active and retired lists. 1 January 1957 - Transcribed by Tina Easley]