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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 8 0 Browse Search
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These preliminaries having been arranged, the meeting was formally organized as follows:-- Mr. McCurdy put in nomination for President Mr. John A. Dix. The following list of officers was then put in nomination, and acceded to:-- Vice-Presidents. W. B. Astor, Greene C. Bronson, Peter Cooper, W. M. Evarts, W. C. Bryant, Pelatiah Perit, Geo. Bancroft, John A. King, Moses Taylor, James Boorman, Stewart Brown, John J. Phelps, R. B. Minturn, Henry Grinnell, O. D. F. Grant, W. E. Dodge, Watts Sherman, Edwin Crosswell, L. G. B. Cannon, John D. Wolfe, Seth B. Hunt, Edwin Dobbs, Joseph Stuart, R. H. McCurdy, Joseph W. Alsop, E. E. Morgan, Willis Blackstone, Nath. Hayden, John Lloyd, Chas. H. Russell, Robt. Ray, Benj. L. Swan, John Q. Jones, David Hoadley, Robt. J. Taylor, Jas. N. Phelps, Jas. Low, John Ewen, Jas. A. Briggs, John D. Jones, Wm. C. Bryce, Henry F. Vail, Frederick Bronson, F. A. Conkling, A. J. Will
d the soldiers been there five minutes, till they had arrested and under guard as many secessionists, viz.: a tavern-keeper named Wells; Mr. Knotts, a merchant; Charles Mathews, superintendent on that section of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; Dr. Grant, defeated secession candidate for the Legislature, and one Zeke Snodgrass, a constable, who tried to give leg bail, but didn't succeed quite sufficiently to save his bacon. They were arraigned before Col. Kelly, who released Wells, Knotts, and Grant, on their taking the oath of fidelity, but retained Mathews and Snodgrass. The train soon after moved on down to the first burned bridge, where the men disembarked and paraded in a meadow. Col. Kelly then detailed six companies and started for Farmington, a notorious secession nest, some three miles below, from which it was said the men who burnt the bridges had come, and where it was stated some fifty armed secession troops were stationed. Meanwhile, the remainder of the troops sta
Doc. 246 1/2.-the home Guard of New York city. At a meeting of the committee of the Home Guard, held April 26--Present, A. M. Bininger, in the chair. Judge Edmonds, Col. Wakeman, Col. Tappan, Gen. Tallmadge, Messrs. H. Ketchum, C. Tracy, and F. Hotaling, Committee. Gen. J. A. Dix, Cols. A. Warner, and O. D. F. Grant. The following general order of the Home Guard was passed: Jno. Newhouse, Secretary. Home Guard, Palace Garden, April 26. General orders. The commandant promulgates the following order, for the organization of the corps: 1. The corps shall be known as the home Guard. 2. It shall be divided into companies of fifty men each, to be selected, as far as practicable, from the same vicinity. 3. To each company there shall be a captain, two lieutenants, and four sergeants. 4. The corps shall be armed as follows: The commandant, his staff and the captains, and lieutenants with swords the residue with muskets, with waist belts of black leather. 5.