Broome County G.A.R. Posts
- # 30 - Binghamton - Chartered May 14, 1867
2d Lt. Marvin Watrous, Co. K, 89th NYSV. Joined at Binghamton Oct. 1861 as 1st
Sgt., age 22; promoted to 2d Lt. Feb. 1863; KIA April 19, 1863 at Battery
- # 39 - Lisle - Chartered Jan. 9, 1871
- # 62 - Maine - Chartered March 10, 1868
Private Levi Howard, Co. E, 50th NY Engineers. Joined at Maine Sept. 1861, age
21; re-enlisted Dec. 1863; died of disease in Washington, DC, April 28,
Nine Howards from Maine in Co. E, 50th NY Engineers:
- Private Ira Howard
- Cpl. Jeremiah Howard
- Sgt. Joseph Howard
- Cpl. Orrin Howard
- Private Edgar O. Howard
- Private Charles O. Howard
- Artificer Darwin Howard
- 2d Lt. Amos Howard
- Private Amos Howard
- # 92 - Whitney Point - Post active during 1875
- # 101 - Castle Creek - Oct. 2, 1974 to 1878
Congressman Daniel Stevens Dickinson. Born Sept. 11, 1800 in Goshen, CT;
family moved to Guilford, Chenango Co. in 1806; studied law in Norwich;
postamster of Guilford; moved to Binghamton in 1831; NYS Senate leader 1837-41;
supported Union ticket in 1861; reluctant Lincoln supporter at Union convention
in 1864; Federal D.A. for Southern District of NY from 1865; died April 12,
- # 108 - Binghamton - Chartered Feb. 20, 1893
Brigadier General Joseph Jackson Bartlett. See Post #668.
- # 134 - Lestershire
Col. Walton Dwight, 149th Penn. Vol. See Post #250.
- # 150 - Nineveh - Chartered March 16, 1880.
- # 184 - Deposit - Chartered Sept. 16, 1880
1st Sgt. Lewis Eggleston, Co. A, 144th NYSV. Enlisted in Aug. 1862 at
Tompkins, age 18; mustered in Sept. 1862; promoted to Corporal Nov. 1863;
returned to ranks June 1864; promoted to Corporal July 1864; to Sgt. Nov.
1864; to 1st Sgt. April 1865; discharged with regiment at Hilton Head, SC, June
- # 199 - Whitney Point - Chartered March 9, 1880
Major Milo B. Eldredge, 137th NYSV. Joined at Binghamton as Captain, age 28;
promoted to Major Sept. 1863; discharged with unit June 1865; brevet Colonel
- # 203 - Conklin Station - Chartered March 16, 1881
Private Henry E. Bayless, Co. F, 137th NYSV. Joined at Conklin August 1862, age
21; KIA October 29, 1863 at Wauhatchie, TN.
- # 250 - Lestershire - Chartered April 12, 1879 (Existed before Post
Colonel Walton Dwight, 149th Penn. Vol. Born in 1837 in Windsor in Broome
County, NY; had prewar Binghamton lumber business; helped raise the 149th PA
"Bucktails;" WIA, resigned and returned to Binghamton; elected mayor of
Binghamton in 1871; went west when his hotel failed but returned to Binghamton
in 1878; died that year.
- # 350 - Union - Chartered March 12, 1883
Brevet Brigadier General Henry Martyn Whittelsey. Born in 1821 in Hartford,
CT; attended Yale Law School; QM for Michigan State troops; Captain AQM on
staff of Brig. Gen. Alpheus S. Williams; Captain and acting Chief QM for XX
Corps; Colonel and Chief QM for Army of Georgia; City Comptroller of
Washington, D.C., 1870-71; died Aug. 8, 1873 in Washington, DC; buried in
Evergreen Cemetery in Owego, NY (sec. 12, lot 23).
- # 377 - Windsor - May 23, 1883 to 1915
Captain Seymour L. Judd, Co. G, 89th NYSV. Joined Sept. 1861 as Captain, age
37; discharged Sept. 1862 but re-enrolled Nov. 1862; WIA June 16, 1864 at
Petersburg; died Aug. 27, 1864.
- # 474 - Maine - Jan. 1, 1886 to 1912
Howard. See Post #62.
- # 596 - Vestal - May 4, 1887 to 1914
Private Moses LaGrange, Co. I, 50th NY Engineers. A Broome County history says
he was born there in 1840; a farmer, Mason, and a "staunch Republican;" was
alive in 1924.
- # 610 - Hawlytown
Captain Oliver H. Millham, Co. E, 109th NYSV. Joined at Binghamton Aug. 1862 as
a Private in Co. E and rose to Captain by Feb. 1865; discharged with unit in
- # 662 - Chenango Forks - Chartered July 21, 1892
Hospital Chaplain Isaac M. Ely, U.S. Volunteers. Served July 1864 through Nov.
- # 668 - Binghamton - Chartered Feb. 16, 1893
Brigadier General Joseph Jackson Bartlett. Born in 1834 in Binghamton; was a
lawyer there when the war started; raised a company in the 27th NYSV; promoted
to Colonel Sept. 1861; appointed Brigadier General in Oct. 1862; took part in
every major Army of the Potomac action (except Second Bull Run); received
surrendered weapons at Appomattox; brevet Major General; died 1893; buried at
Arlington National Cemetery. (This Post changed to #108 on Feb. 20, 1893.)
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