# 3 - Brooklyn - Chartered April 18,1868.
Private Stephen H. Thatford, Co. D, 84th NYSV. Joined at Brooklyn May 1861,
age 22; MWIA Aug. 29, 1862 at Bull Run, VA; died Sept. 20, 1862.
# 3 - Brooklyn - Jan. 3, 1901 to 1916.
Private Stephen H. Thatford.
# 4 - Brooklyn - Established Dec. 1866, post charter revoked Jan.
Major General James S. Wadsworth.
Born in 1807 in Geneseo, NY, where he later
conducted his huge "plantation;" volunteer ADC to General McDowell at First
Bull Run; ran as GOP candidate for Governor of New York during 1862, but did
not campaign; his sons were all in the service - Bvt. Col., USA, Craig Wharton
Wadsworth, Capt. Charles F. Wadsworth, 116th NYSV, Capt. James Wolcott
Wadsworth, ADC USV; mortally wounded and captured at the Wilderness May 6,
1864; died two dfays later in enemy hands; his body was transferred from CSA
detail to USA detail at Fredericksburg May 17, 1864; taken to Temple Hill
Cemetery in Geneseo.
# 10 - Brooklyn - Chartered Feb. 16, 1867.
Sgt. William Rankin, Co. H, 84th NYSV. Joined April 1861 in Brooklyn as a
private, age 22; promoted to Corporal May 1862 and to Sgt. Jan. 1863; KIA May
8, 1864 at Laurel Hill, VA. Also had a brother, James D. Rankin, who enlisted
with him and served in the same company, age 23; received a disability
discharge Jan. 7, 1863.
# 11 - Brooklyn - Dec. 20, 1876 to 1930.
Barbara Frietchie. A resident of Frederick, MD; subject of John Greenleaf
Whittier's poem in which she waved a US flag at Stonewall Jackson as
Confederate troops marched through town to South Mountain, Sept. 10, 1862;
reconstructed Frietchie house is on West Patrick St.; she supposedly met
General Reno and gave him a flag; died Dec. 18, 1862; buried in Mt. Olivat
Cemetery, Frederick, MD.
# 16 - Brooklyn - Chartered Sept. 4, 1874.
Sgt. Frank Head, Co. C, 84th NYSV. Joined May 1861 in Brooklyn, age 22; MWIA
July 21, 1861 at Bull Run, VA; died July 22, 1861.
# 21 - Brooklyn - Jan. 28, 1870 to 1936.
Chaplain Henry M. Lee, 13th NY Coastal Artillery. Active duty 1861.
# 28 - Brooklyn - Chartered Feb. 28, 1892.
Major General Henry Warner Slocum. Born in 1827 in Delphi Falls, Onondaga
County, NY; USMA class of 1852 (graduated 6th in the class); Colonel of 27th
NYSV, May 1861; appointed Brigadier General Aug. 1861; appointed Major General
July 1862; three-term Democratic congressman; died in 1894 in Brooklyn; buried
in GreenWood Cemetery, Brooklyn.
# 35 - Brooklyn - Chartered June 7, 1877.
# 35 - Brooklyn - Post #206 merged with Post #35 in 1919.
# 68 - Brooklyn - Post disbanded 1873.
Major General Jesse Reno. Born 1823 in Wheeling, WV; grew up in Pennsylvania;
USMA; appointed Brigadier General Nov. 1861; appointed Major General Aug. 1862;
killed at South Mountain, MD; buried in Georgetown, Washington, DC.
# 82 - Brooklyn - Charter revoked Jan. 1877.
ast Lt. Louis McL. Hamilton, 3d US Infantry. Mustered for three months in 22d
NYSM in NYC as Private, July 1862, age 18; Private 14th US Infantry Sept 1862;
2d Lt. 3d US Infantry Sept. 1862; 1st Lt. May 1864; USA brevets for bravery at
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.
# 84 - Brooklyn - Post active in 1879.
Capt. George Mallory, Co. B, 84th NYSV. Joined in Brooklyn in May of 1861 as
Captain, age 34; KIA Aug. 29, 1862 at Groveton, VA.
# 84 - Brooklyn - Chartered Jan. 1, 1880.
First Long Island. Named in tribute to local unit, the 67th NYSV.
# 89 - Brooklyn - Chartered Jan. 23, 1879.
Col. James H. Perry, 48th NYSV. Enrolled as Colonel July 1861 at Brooklyn, age
49; minister who raised "Perry's Saints;" died of a heart attack two days after
the regiment got roaring drunk on contraband liquor that washed up on a beach;
died at Fort Pulaski, GA, June 28, 1862.
# 120 - Brooklyn - Chartered Sept. 1, 1870.
Admiral David G. Farragut. Born in 1801 near Knoxville, TN of Hispanic
parents; entered the navy at age 9; died Aug. 14, 1870 at Portsmouth, NH; post
named in memoriam.
# 122 - Brooklyn - Oct.11, 1871 to 1922. Lt. Col. Germain Metternich,
46th NYSV. Enrolled at NYC as Lt. Col., age 50;
"accidentally killed" at Tybee Island, GA, May 13, 1862.
# 148 - Brooklyn - Chartered Feb. 17, 1880. Brigadier General Thomas Casimer Devin
. Born 1822; a house painter before the
war; Capt. 1st NY Cavalry; Col. 6th NY Cav.; Brigadier General Oct. 1864;
stayed in regular army after the war as Col. 3d US Cav.; died in 1878; buried in
Arlington National Cemetery.
# 149 - Flatbush - Organized March 11, 1880.
Private James H. Kerswell, Co. G, 139th NYSV. Joined at Brooklyn Aug. 1862,
age 21; carpenter; "killed by a shell June 3, 1864 at Cold Harbor," VA.
# 152 - Brooklyn - Chartered April 29, 1880.
1st Lt. Louis McL. Hamilton, 3d US Infantry. See Post #82.
# 161 - Canarsie - Chartered May 20, 1880.
Dr. Nathaniel S. Ford, US Christian Commission. Born in Maine in 1814;
obstetric physician; worked as volunteer surgeon for the USCC after the battle
of Fredericksburg, VA.
# 185 - Brooklyn - Nov. 1, 1892 to 1912.
Colonel Charles H. Burtis, 15th NYNG. Lt. Col. 74th NYSV.
# 185 - Brooklyn - Nov. 26, 1892.
Washington Augustus Roebling. Born in 1837 in Saxonberg, PA; civil engineering
degree from RPI, 1857; joined 6th Battery NYLA as private in June 1861, age 24;
promoted to Sgt. Sept. 1861; to 2d Lt. Jan. 1862; engineer on Gen. McDowell's
staff in 1862; on Gen. Pope's staff at Antietam and Second Bull Run; balloon
duty; engineer with Second Corps Aug. 1863 to March 1864; Major and ADC USV May
26, 1864 with Fifth Corps; resigned Jan. 21, 1865; brevet colonel USV; "caisson
fever" in 1872; chief engineer for Brooklyn Bridge (father was John A.
# 187 - Brooklyn - Chartered Dec. 1880, Jan. 31, 1908.
Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont, US Navy. Born 1803; died of disease June
1865; nephew of chemical company founder.
# 197 - Brooklyn - Chartered Feb. 2, 1881.
Winchester. Named for battlefield in Virginia.
# 206 - Brooklyn - Chartered March 31, 1881, consolidated with Post
#35 in 1919.
Capt. Thomas Spencer Dakin, Co. H, 13th NYNG "Coastal Artillery." Born in 1831
in Orange County, NY; joined 13th NYSM in 1858 and was known for his
marksmanship; active duty in 1862, then on General Crook's staff; mustered as
major of 13th NYNG in 1866, as colonel in 1869; appointed Brigadier General
NYNG in 1869, as BG NYNG in 1875; died in 1878.
# 207 - Brooklyn - Chartered April 18, 1881.
William Lloyd Garrison. Born 1805; abolitionist publisher; died in 1879.
# 286 - Brooklyn - Chartered Sept. 7, 1882.
Major General Gouverneur Kemble Warren.
Born in 1830 in Cold Spring, NY; USMA;
appointed Lt. Col. 5th NYSV May 1861; promoted to Colonel Aug. 1861; appointed
Brigadier General Sept. 1862 and Major General May 1863; on Meade's staff but
dumped by Sheridan; remained in regular army; exonerated of Sheridan's charges
in 1879; died in Newport, RI, Aug. 8, 1882. Post named in memoriam.
# 355 - Brooklyn - Chartered Jan. 1, 1906, consolidated with #443 in
Erastus T. Tefft.
# 362 - Brooklyn - Chartered Feb. 17, 1887.
Private George Ricard, Co. C, 175th NYSV. Enlisted Sept. 9, 1862 at NYC, age
26; transferred to Co. C Oct. 1863; discharged with regiment Nov. 27, 1865 at
# 399 - Brooklyn - Chartered Sept. 20, 1883.
Drummer Clarence D. McKenzie, 13th NYSM.
Born Feb. 8, 1849; accidentally
killed in Annapolis, MD, camp in 1861, age 12; buried in GreenWood Cemetery in
# 435 - Brooklyn - Chartered June 30, 1870.
Colonel Abel Smith, 13th NY National Guard "Coast Artillery"
- "accidentally killed while organizing the 87th NY."
Lt. Col. Abel Smith, Jr., 165th NYSV. Joined 3d NYSV Apr. 1861 in Brooklyn
as Captain, age 23; promoted to major Aug. 1861; mustered as Lt. Col. 165th
NYSV Sept. 1862; MWIA May 27, 1863 at Port Hudson, LA; died June 23, 1863 at
New Orleans, LA.
# 443 - Brooklyn - Chartered Feb. 27, 1887.
Hon. Moses F. O'Dell. Naval officer of the Port of New York; member of the
37th and 38th Congress for 2d District; 21-year superintendent of the Sands
Street M.E. Church Sunday School; died June 17, 1866, age 48.
# 499 - Brooklyn - Chartered Dec. 4, 1896.
2d Lt. Charles R. Doane, Co. H, 1st NY Marine Artillery. Joined April 1862 at
NYC, age 21; discharged March 1863; Captian of 4th NJLA in 1864.
# 499 - Brooklyn
McPherson-Doane. Consolidation of Post #614 with Post #499.
# 500 - Brooklyn - Chartered Aug. 3, 1884.
1st Lt. Benjamin F. Middleton, Co. G, 139th NYSV. Joined April 1861 in
Brooklyn as corporal in 84th NYSV, age 19; promoted to Sgt.; WIA July 21, 1861
at Bull Run; mustered as 2d Lt. in 139th NYSV Sept. 9, 1862; promoted to 1st
Lt. Oct. 1863; WIA at Cold Harbor; KIA Sept. 29, 1864 at Fort Harrison,
Chaffin's Farm, VA.
# 534 - Brooklyn - Chartered Jan. 10, 1885.
Major General George Crockett Strong. Born 1832 in Stockbridge, VT; USMA;
staff pfficer to McDowell, Butler; appointed Brigadier General March 1863; WIA
July 18, 1863 in the attack on Battery Wagner; developed lockjaw and died
twelve days later in NYC; buried in GreenWood Cemetery; posthumous appointment
as Major General.
# 620 - Brooklyn - Chartered Dec. 1, 1886.
Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. Famous abolitionist preacher; inspired "Beecher's
Bibles;" died March 8, 1887.
# 623 - Brooklyn - post active in 1893.
Captain Michael W. Wall, Co. B, 8th NYSM. Born in 1839; his father and
brothers built a successful manufacturing firm; joined 8th NYSM April 1861 as
2d Lt., age 23; elected 1st Lt. May 1861; WIA; mustered out Aug. 2, 1861;
enrolled May 1862 as Captain; mustered out Sept. 10, 1862.
# 669 - Brooklyn - March 14, 1893 to 1917.
Captain William W. Stephenson, Co. C, 165th NYSV. Joined in May 1862 in NYC as
a private, Co. F, 7th NYSM, age 25; joined as captain 165th NYSV Sept. 1862;
mustered out with regiment Sept. 1865; commissioned as Major but not mustered
as such; brevet Lt. Col. NY Vol.