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not here, and we thirst not for your blood. We have not invaded your States, we have not polluted your hearth stones, therefore leave us; and after we have wiped out the Hessians and tories we will be your friendly neighbors if we cannot be your brothers. M. Jeff. Thompson, Brigadier-General Commanding. --St. Louis Republican, Oct. 26. The gunboat Sciota was launched from the ship-yard of Jacob Brierly, at Kensington, Philadelphia.--Rev. Harvey E. Chapin, of Sandy Creek, Otsego County, New York, arrived in Troy, with a company of ninety-four men, most of them members of his own congregation, and at once marched up to Camp Strong, where he joined Colonel Morrison's Cavalry regiment.--N. Y. World, October 17. Secretary Seward issued a circular to the governors of States bordering on the ocean or lake coasts, stating that, in view of the attempts being made by the rebels to embroil the Federal Government with foreign nations, it is desirable that the coast and lake defen
his regiment were proud of the suggestive numerals in their regimental title, and by their gallantry and patriotism proved themselves worthy of the historic figures emblazoned on their colors. The Seventy-sixth was recruited in Cortland and Otsego counties in 1861, and arrived at Washington, February 1, 1862. It was assigned soon after to Doubleday's Brigade, Hatch's Division. Its first battle was at Manassas, where the regiment under command of Colonel Wainwright was engaged at Warrenton Sp, 1864 1 Sailor's Creek, Va. 10 Present, also, at Crampton's Gap; Gettysburg; Funkstown; Mine Run; Fort Stevens; Fisher's Hill; Appomattox. notes.--Organized at Herkimer, N. Y., from companies raised in the Twentieth Senatorial District--Otsego and Herkimer counties. It was mustered into service on August 23, 1862, and the next week started for the scene of active operations. It was immediately ordered to join General McClellan's Army, then in Maryland, and it did so in time to witnes
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sternberg, George Miller 1838- (search)
Sternberg, George Miller 1838- Surgeon; born in Hartwick Seminary, Otsego co., N. Y., June 8, 1838; graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, in 1860; appointed an assistant surgeon in the National army in May, 1861; served through the Civil War, after which he was on duty at different posts till Dec. 1, 1875, when he was promoted surgeon with the rank of major; was a member of the yellow-fever commission to Havana in 1879, and a United States representative to the international sanitary conference in Rome, in 1885. During the American-Spanish War in 1898 he had charge of the medical service. His publications include Malaria and malarial diseases; Text-book of Bacteriology; and George Miller Sternberg. the numerous government reports. In May, 1893, he was promoted surgeon-general, United States army, with the rank of brigadier-general.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Walker, Charles L. 1814-1895 (search)
Walker, Charles L. 1814-1895 historian; born in Otsego county, N. Y., in 1814; taught school in 1830; removed to Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1836, when he became secretary of the territorial convention; was elected to the State legislature in 1840; removed to Springfield, Mass., in 1841, where he was admitted to the bar; and settled in Detroit, Mich., in 1851. He became Professor of Law in the University of Michigan in 1857, and a judge of the Wayne circuit court in 1867. He made a special study of history and wrote Life of Cadillac: Michigan from 1796-1805; The Civil administration of General Hull; and The Northwest Territory during the Revolution. He died in Flint, Mich., Feb. 11, 1895.
and brigade commanders, the diaries of several members of the regiment, and several books already published covering the same events. Of these the diary of Colonel Clinton Beckwith, notes by Lieut. J. H. Smith, the chapters in the History of Otsego County, prepared by Colonel J. W. Cronkite, the letters of Chaplain John R. Adams and the diary of Lieutenant Woodcock have been especially useful. Col. Beckwith's diary is as it professes to be, the story of his own army experiences, and of his cthe enlisted man's viewpoint. That he has given permission to quote ad libitum from it is very gratifying to the compiler, as it will certainly be also to the readers of the history. Col. Cronkite's history of the regiment in the History of Otsego County is a condensed sketch of the most important facts connected with the services and exploits of the regiment; but as it may be be protected by copyright the facts and not the words, are freely used. The compiler bespeaks for his work the sam
Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 1: the organization of the 121st New York Volunteers (search)
d characterized the organization of the volunteer army in 1861 no longer availed to procure the troops necessary to fill the quota required from the State, and a systematic and earnest effort was necessary. This effort developed in two directions: first, to fill up the older regiments with recruits; and second, to organize new regiments, one in each Senatorial District. Under the latter plan the 121st was recruited in the 20th Senatorial District comprising the two counties of Herkimer and Otsego. To supervise the organization of the regiment, Governor Morgan appointed the Hon. Richard Franchot, and also a committee from the two counties which should appoint County Committees to prosecute the work in the several townships. The Senatorial Committee consisted of the following named persons: R. Ethridge, Wm. Gates, Ezra Graves, Amos H. Prescott, L. L. Lowell, H. H. Pomeroy, Thomas Richardson and Volney Owen, County Judge. It has not been possible to find the names of the County Com
Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 18: back to Petersburg and winter quarters (search)
naged to prolong to the 14th of March. During the winter an effort was made to fill up the regiment so that the officers who had been commissioned, but could not be mustered in, because the number of enlisted men was below the required standard, might receive their full rank. These were Lieutenant Colonel Olcott, Captain Cronkite and Captain Kidder, who had been commissioned respectively Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel and Major. Several recruiting officers were sent home to Herkimer and Otsego Counties to obtain recruits, but their efforts did not avail to fill the regiment and the 1st of March found the regiment still deficient in numbers. Application was then made to the Secretary of War for the assignment of four hundred recruits to the regiment. This application was endorsed as follows: By General McKenzie, commanding the brigade. Approved, by General Wheaton, commanding the division, I think it greatly for the interest of the division that the 121st New York Regiment be fille
t is fourteen feet and three inches. On the front is the legend, The 121st New York Infantry (Colonel Emory Upton), 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps, held this position from the evening of June 2d, until the close of the battle. There are also on the front the 6th Corps cross, and the coat of arms of the State of New York. The reverse side has a life size medallion of Colonel Emory Upton in bronze. On one side a bronze panel contains the inscription, Organized in Herkimer and Otsego Counties; Mustered in August 23, 1862; Officers 30, Men 910; Casualties, killed and mortally wounded: Officers 14, Men 212 (This total of killed and mortally wounded should be 275 as shown by preceding record); Wounded: Officers 27, Men 596; Died of Disease: Officers 4, Men 117; Discharged for wounds, disease, etc.: Officers 37, Men 283; Transferred to other commands:: Officers 12, Men 262; Mustered Out June 25, 1865, Officers 25, Men 283. The bronze panel on the other side contains the list
Hops. --The value of the hop crop of the United States, this year, is estimated at $4,000,000 --nearly all in Otsego, Oneida, and Madison counties, N. Y.
The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1865., [Electronic resource], Political view of General Butler's resignation. (search)
Frightful murder. Albany, December 9. --Another frightful murder has been committed in Central New York. On thanksgiving day it was discovered that a Mr. Crandell and his wife, the former sixty and the latter sixty-five years of age, had been brutally murdered at their residence, at Coontown, in Otsego county, about six miles from Bridgewater, on the New Berlin road. Mr. Crandell was shot through the head, and the brains of his wife beat out with a bludgeon. There were three thousand dollars in the house not found by the murderers.