Cayuga County G.A.R. Posts
- # 37 - Auburn - Chartered 1872
Seward. This post was chartered in the same year that
Secretary of State William Henry Seward
died, so it was either named in his honor or in honor of
both Sec. Seward and his son, Brevet Brigadier General William H. Seward, Jr.,
who was Colonel of the 9th NYHA; WIA at Monocacy, MD; buried at Fort Hill
Cemetery, Auburn, NY.
- # 37 -Auburn - Chartered Nov. 2, 1904
Colonel Charles Hoffman Stewart, 3d NYHA. Born in 1828 in Geneseo; went to
California in 1849; joined May 1861 at Elmira as Captain of Co. G, 19th NYSV,
age 32 (redesignated as Battery G of 3d NYHA; promoted to Major Sept. 1861; to
Lt. Col. Dec. 1861; to Colonel Jan. 1863; mustered out with regiment July 1865;
had a post-war crockery business in Auburn; died 1874.
- # 40 - Moravia - Chartered Aug. 8, 1873
- # 45 - Auburn - Chartered Sept. 30, 1867
Captain Charles W. Crocker, Co. E, 75th NYSV. Joined at Auburn Sept. 1861 as
1st Sgt., age 20; promoted to 2d Lt. Jan. 1863; to 1st Lt. Sept. 1863; to Capt.
March 1864; discharged Nov. 1864.
- # 45 - Auburn - Chartered Nov. 10, 1903
Post #37 merged with Post #45.
- # 116 - Weedsport - Post active in 1872
Major Solomon Giles, 3d NY Artillery. Joined 19th NYSV May 1861 at Elmira as
Captain, age 39; mustered out Sept. 1861; mustered as Major 3d NY Artillery;
resigned May 1863.
- # 116 - Weedsport - Post charter revoked March 1875
Private Charles D. Brackett, Battery K, 3d NY Artillery. Joined at Auburn Aug.
1863, age 19; discharged with unit June 1865.
- # 155 - Moravia - Chartered April 26, 1880 to 1922
2d Lt. George C. Stoyell, Co. E, 9th NYHA. Joined at Auburn as 2d Lt., age 22;
died of typhoid fever at Georgetown, Washington, DC June 21, 1863.
- # 159 - Fair Haven - Chartered May 21, 1880
Chaplain Thomas Boyd Hudson, 75th NYSV. Born in 1826 in Auburn; Hamilton
College 1851; Auburn Seminary 1859; ordained in 1860 at Union Springs; pastor
at Union Springs from 1859; enlisted Nov. 15, 1861 at Springport; commissioned
Dec. 9, 1861; served from Nov. 26, 1861 until his resignation July 7, 1862;
pastor at Fulton 1862; at North East, PA, 1864; at Clinton 1869-1891; D.D. from
Hamilton College; treasurer of Hamilton College 1886-1904; resided in
Skaneateles from 1904 until his death on May 20, 1912.
- # 166 - Weedsport - Chartered June 29, 1880
1st Lt. James E. Whiteside, Co. H, 75th NYSV. Joined Sept. 1861 at Auburn as
2d Lt., age 21; KIA 1863 at Bayou Teche, LA.
- # 175 - Port Byron - Chartered July 20, 1880
Captain John W. Lockwood, Co. F, 11th NYSV. Joined at Port Byron as Sgt., age
18; WIA July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg; promoted to 1st Lt. Oct. 1863; WIA May 6,
1864 at the Wilderness; promoted to Captain June 1864; captured Aug. 25, 1864
at Ream's Station; wounded while trying to escape from the enemy; died of his
wounds; cenotaph in Port Byron Cemetery.
- # 201 - Kings Ferry - Chartered April 23, 1884
Captain George M. Smith, Co. K, 111th NYSV. Joined at Aurora Aug. 1862 as 1st
Lt., age 23; promoted to Captain Jan. 1863; WIA at Gettysburg July 2, 1863;
discharged for wounds Nov. 30, 1863 at Annapolis, MD; died June 15, 1872;
buried in Oak Glen Cemetery, Aurora, NY.
- # 230 - Genoa - Chartered Oct. 5, 1881
"G & C Robinson." Brevet Brigadier General George Dorgue Robinson was born in
1838; attended University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; joined 75th NYSV Sept. 1861
at Genoa as 2d Lt., age 23; promoted to 1st Lt. Dec. 17, 1862; promoted to
Major of 95th USCT June 1, 1863; Colonel of 97th USCT Sept. 12, 1863; mustered
out with regiment April 6, 1866; brevet for gallantry at Pollard & Mobile,
Alabama; died April 14, 1873; buried at San Mateo, CA.
- # 337 - New Hope
Private William H. Lewis, Co. E, 3d NYHA. Joined 19th NYSV at Auburn Sept.
1861, age 20; 19th NYSV redesignated as 3d NYHA; discharged May 22, 1863;
reenlisted June 16, 1863 at Geneva; mustered out with regiment at Richmond June
- # 337 - Locke - Post active during 1893
C. Guest. ? Cpl. Charles W. Guest, Co. D, 143d NYSV. Joined Aug. 1862 at
Lansing (Tompkins Co.), age 22; died of typhoid fever Jan. 30, 1863 at Upton's
- # 467 - Westbury - Chartered 1884
Godfrey Weitzel. Died in 1884; Post named in memoriam. Charter was
surrendered on Oct. 29, 1896.
- # 479 - Sempronius
- # 494 - Union Springs - Chartered July 1, 1884
Cpl. Asa A. Hoff, Co. G, 3d NYHA. Joined May 1861 at Elmira as Cpl. in Co. K,
19th NYSV, age 21; 19th NYSV was redesignated to 3d NYHA Dec. 1861; transferred
to Co. G Sept. 1861; died of disease Jan. 26, 1862 at Hancock, MD.
- # 632 - Scipio - Chartered July 16, 1888
Captain Selah Cornwell, Co. E, 9th NYHA. Joined at Auburn Aug. 1862 as
Captain, age 36; died of disease Nov. 1, 1862 near Tennallytown DC.