Allegany County G.A.R. Posts
- # 86 - Belfast - Chartered May 14, 1879.
Captain Alexander K. Thorp, Co. F., 1st NY Dragoons. Born 1828; brother of
Thomas J. Thorp, Lt. Col. of 85th NYSV and Col. of 1st NY Dragoons; joined at
Portage as 2d Lt. Aug. 1862; promoted to Captain Dec. 1862; KIA Sept. 19, 1864
at Winchester, Va.; buried in the Short Tract Cemetery, Granger, NY.
- # 103 - Almond - Post charter revoked 1876.
Corporal Ira Halsey, Co. G, 160th NYSV. Joined at Almond Aug. 1862, age 19;
promoted to Corporal Sept. 1863; KIA at Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, 1864.
- # 183 - Cuba - Sept. 16, 1880 to 1922.
Sgt. Stephen T. Bartle, Co. H, 2d NY Mounted Rifles. Born 1831; enlisted Aug.
1861 as Sgt., Co. B, 23d NYSV (The Southern Tier Rifles); promoted to 1st Sgt.
Jan. 1862; enlisted in 2d NY Mounted Rifles Jan. 1864 at Wirt, NY, and
appointed Sgt. May 2, 1864; KIA June 17, 1864 at Petersburg, Va.; buried in the
Cuba, NY, Cemetery.
- # 195 - Belmont - Chartered Jan. 20, 1881.
- # 237 - Wiscay - Dec. 4, 1881 to 1921.
Major General Ambrose E. Burnside.
Elected to two consecutive terms as GAR National Commander; died 1881.
- # 241 - Friendship - Chartered Oct. 28, 1881.
Captain Jeremiah Hatch, Co. F, 130th (later 1st NY Dragoons) NYSV. Born in 1820
in Vermont, son of Rev. War veteran; graduated from Middlebury College in 1840;
after teaching in the South and other places, assumed charge of Friendship, NY,
Academy 1849; Canal Collector at Oramel, NY, from 1855; joined law firm in
Oramel; "Professor Hatch" enrolled Aug. 1862 as Captain; died of disease at
Suffolk, Va. Dec. 21, 1862; buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Friendship, NY.
- # 247 - Bolivar - Chartered Dec. 19, 1881.
Private Herman C. Gardner, Co. A, 136th NYSV. Enlisted at Bolivar Aug. 1862,
age 29; KIA at Lookout Mountain, Tenn. and is buried on that battlefield.
- # 249 - Richburg - Jan. 5, 1882 to 1914.
Private Cassius Maxson, Co. F, 109th NYSV. Born 1846; enlisted at Little
Genesee; MWIA at the Wilderness and died at Petersburg, Va., June 8, 1864.
- # 261 - Scio - Chartered March 15, 1882.
Captain Wheeler Hakes, Co. E, 1st NY Dragoons. Enrolled Aug. 1862 as Captain;
discharged for disability Dec. 5, 1864; brevet Major US Volunteers.
- # 296 - Canaseraga - Feb. 25, 1896 to 1920.
Sgt. Seth H. Weed, Co. I, 1st NY Dragoons. Joined Aug. 1862 at Grove, age 29;
KIA May 7, 1864 at Todd's Tavern, Va.
- # 332 - Stannards Corners - Chartered Jan. 18, 1882.
1st Sgt. Wesley L. Rolfe, Co. C, 67th NYSV. Joined at Scio May 1861 as a
Corporal, age 20; promoted to Sgt. Sept. 1861; to 1st Sgt. Oct. 1861; KIA May
31, 1862 at Fair Oaks, Va.
- # 333 - Whitesville - Feb. 18, 1883 to 1920.
Corporal Selic A. Sawyer, Co. H, 85th NYSV. Resident of Hallsport, born 1842;
enlisted Sept. 1862 at Whitesville, age 19; KIA May 31, 1862 at Seven Pines
while on picket duty; buried on battlefield.
- # 336 - Wellsville - Chartered Feb. 9, 1883.
Captain Sir Isaac Newton Dexter, Co. I, 160th NYSV. Born 1837; joined at
Auburn as 1st Lt. Nov. 1862; promoted to Captain April 1863; KIA Sept. 19, 1864
at Winchester, Va.; buried in Hallsport, NY, Cemetery; his brother Dauphin
Dexter served in the 85th NYSV.
- # 427 - Rushford - Chartered March 19, 1898.
Captain William W. Woodworth, Co. D, 64th NYSV. Born 1820; enlisted at Elmira
Dec. 1861 as 1st Lt., age 41; promoted to Captain Feb. 1862; died of disease
near Falmouth, Va., Dec. 28, 1862; buried in White Cemetery, Rushford, NY.
- # 428 - Alfred - Nov. 24, 1883 to 1921.
2d Lt. Benjamin Franklin Maxson, Co. G, 160th NYSV. Born 1844; joined at
Alfred Sept. 1862 as 1st Sgt.; promoted to 2d Lt. Aug. 1863; KIA Sept. 19, 1864
at Winchester, Va.; buried in the Alfred, NY, Cemetery.
- # 481 - Andover - Chartered May 7, 1884.
Corporal Edward L. Seaman, Co. K, 85th NYSV. Born 1843; enlisted at Andover
Sept. 1861 as Corporal; captured at Seven Pines May 31, 1862 and held at
Richmond, Va., until exchanged; reenlisted as a veteran Jan. 1864 at Plymouth,
NC; captured at Plymouth April 20, 1864; died July 20, 1864 at Andersonville,
Ga.; buried there.
- # 502 - Angelica - Chartered Aug. 30, 1884.
Corporal Wilbur Haver, Co. I, 27th NYSV. Born 1840; joined at Angelica May
1861 as a Private, age 18; KIA at Fredericksburg, Va., May 3, 1863; buried on
- # 603 - Short Tract - Chartered Dec. 30, 1886.
Sgt. Aaron Van Nostrand, Co. F, 130th NYSV/1st NY Dragoons. Joined Aug. 1862
at Granger as a Sgt., age 37; died of disease in Suffolk hospital Nov. 20, 1862
and is buried in the Short Tract Cemetery, Granger, NY.
- # 640 - Allentown - Chartered Sept. 28, 1889.