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 First Nebraska Cavalry






Where Survivors Can Be Found -- Gossip From the Capital


Washington World Herald Bureau

Room 23, Post Building

Washington, D. C., December 12




In looking up a pension case Representative Mercer made a discovery of interest to many old Nebraska soldiers, being the present whereabouts of a number of men who served in company D, First Nebraska Cavalry.


The list is as follows:


Captain John C. Potts, Kingman, Arizona


Sergeant George H. Ellis, Watkins, New York


Corporal Josiah A. Burson, Seymour, Indiana


Privates Walter J. Hardin, Fort Worth, Texas


Private Georg Abenathy, Elk Creek, Nebraska


Private Richard Birt, Los Angeles, California


John Stevens, Lynn Massachusetts








Editor Rosewater and Senator Thurston and wife were guests at a dinner given at the residence of Edward Snyder of Omaha a few days ago.


Congressman Mercer is talked of as the chairman for the committee on public buildings and grounds.


The Omaha member today introduced a bill for the recognition of telegraph operators as belligerents in the war of

the rebellion and for honorable mention.


New postmasters appointed in Iowa at Armour, Pottawattamie County:


F. B. Chambers

Vice Thomas Flood, retired


At Glendon, Guthrie County, Marion Boots, vice Charles Harkins, retired.


At Richland, Keokuk County, Martin Starr, vice George Herman, removed.



Ex-Senator Paddock had a conference with Secretary Smith today in reference to extending the time of payment for the Otoe and Missouri Lands in Southern Nebraska, and also relative to the rebate to be allowed purchasers of these lands.  Nothing definite was agreed upon, however, and another conference will be held soon.


Post Offices have been established and postmasters appointed as follows:


In Nebraska -- At Omega, McPherson County, William E. Wisner


In Iowa -- At Lathrop, Warren County, John L. Legett



Leave of absence for two months, with permission to apply for an extension is granted Lieutenant John H. Parker,

Thirteenth Infantry



Fred F. Schrader




Omaha World Herald - December 13, 1895