G.A.R. Posts in Onondaga County
- # 7 - Syracuse - Charter revoked January, 1877.
Lt. Colonel Augustus Wade Dwight, 122d NYSV. Joined at Syracuse in July, 1862
as Captain, age 35. Mustered as Lt. Col. in Aug. 1862. WIA Sept. 19, 1864 at
Opequan, VA. WIA Oct. 19, 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA. KIA Mar. 25, 1865 before
- # 54 - Fabius - January 13, 1872 to Jan., 1917.
Captain William C. Allen, Co. A, 101st NYSV. Joined Sept, 1861 as captain, age
32. Discharged for disability Dec. 29, 1862.
- # 66 - Syracuse - Chartered June 25, 1870.
Color Sgt. William C. Lilly, 149th NYSV. Joined Aug. 1862 as corporal, age 33.
Promoted to Sgt. March, 1863. Slightly wounded at Chancellorsville and
Gettysburg. Badly wounded in thigh Oct. 29, 1863 at Wauhatchie, TN. Died Nov.
1, 1863 in Bridgeport, AL. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Syracuse.
- # 69 - Fayetteville - charter revoked March 1875.
1st Sgt. Donaldson, Co. F, 122d NYSV. Enlisted Aug. 1862 in Syracuse as
Corporal, age 29. Promoted to Sgt. Jan. 1863, to 1st Sgt. April 1864. KIA May
6, 1864 at the Wilderness, VA.
- # 151 - Syracuse - Chartered May 28, 1882.
Lt. Colonel Augustus I. Root, 15th NY Cavalry. Son of War of 1812 general
Israel Root. Mustered in May 13, 1861 as Captain of Company K, 12th NYSV. WIA
Aug. 30, 1862 at Second Bull Run. Promoted to Major Sept. 1862, to Lt. Col.
Feb. 1863. Mustered out with regiment May 1863. Appointed as Lt. Col. of 15th
NY Cavalry Sept, 1863. KIA April 8, 1865 near Appomattox, VA.
- # 164 - Skaneateles - Chartered May 28, 1882.
Flag Captain Benjamin J. Porter, US Navy. Age 19 at Fort Fisher, in the Navy
since age 14. Spent a year in enemy hands, cited for bravery and daring under
fire. Exchanged and placed on Admiral Porter's staff and appointed commanding
officer of the Malvern. A tall man, he carried the Admiral's flag and
led the detail from the Malvern in the attack. He was shot down 50
yards from the enemy works, Jan. 15, 1865, Fort Fisher, NC. Grave in town
- # 172 - Cardiff - Feb. 5, 1886 to 1918.
Private Robert S. Parks, Co. F, 3d NY Light Artillery. Joined Sept. 1864 in
Lafayette. Discharged with unit June 17, 1865, at Charleston, SC.
- # 278 - Baldwinsville - Chartered June 24, 1882.
1st Lt. Moses Summers, QM, 149th NYSV. Joined at Albany Aug, 1862 as 1st Lt.,
age 40. Served on staff of Col. Ireland as QM and remained on his staff after
discharge June 1864 to become Captian and Assistant QM of US Volunteers.
Brevet Major, NY Volunteers. Postwar politician and member of NYS Assembly.
Accidental death while Warden of the Port of NY.
- # 340 - South Onondaga - Feb. 7, 1891 to 1915.
Surgeon Edwin Abbott Knapp, 122d NYSV. Brevet Colonel, NY Volunteers.
- # 358 - Marcellus - Chartered March 30, 1883.
Private Joseph Jones, Co. F, 122d NYSV. Joined Aug. 1862 at Marcellus, age 25.
MWIA May 6, 1864 at the Wilderness, VA, died May 29, 1864 in Washington, DC
- # 405 - Jordan - Chartered Sept. 24, 1883.
- # 457 - Cicero - Chartered Mar. 4, 1884.
Assistant Surgeon James Sanders, Jr., 122d NYSV. Assistant surgeon 1st NY
Dragoons. Transferred to 122d Oct. 1864. Mustered out with regiment June,
- # 593 - Tully - April 29, 1886 to 1918.
Corporal Frank B. Goodell, Co. K, 122d NYSV. Joined Aug. 1862 at Tully, age
25. Promoted to Corporal July 1863. Wounded and captured May 6, 1864 at the
Wilderness, VA. Died in Andersonville, GA, Jan. 26, 1865.
- # 595 - Brewerton - Chartered Feb. 17, 1887.
1st Lt. William Pullen, Co. B, 149th NYSV. Joined at Brewerton, Sept. 1862 as
1st Sgt., Co. H, age 26. Mustered as 1st Lt. July 1864. Mustered out with
regiment, June 1865.
- # 608 - Manlius - Feb. 19, 1887 to 1916.
Private George H. Bolster, Co. G, 2d NY Cavalry. Joined for one year, Sept.
1864 at Manlius, age 36. Died of wounds April 18, 1865 near City Point, VA.
Brevet Captain NY Volunteers for gallantry at Five Forks, VA April 1, 1865.
- # 647 - Elbridge - Chartered Feb. 17, 1890.
Corporal Anthony Stacey, Co. L, 9th NY Heavy Artillery. Private in 19th NYSV
which was redesignated to be the 3d NY Artillery. After discharge he joined
the 9th NYHA, Nov. 1863, age 26. In Sept. 1864 he was joined by Private Alfred
E. Stacey, age 18, and Private George Stacey, age 42. All apparently survived
- # 648 - Liverpool - June 16, 1891 to 1923.
Lt. Colonel Charles Bertrand Randall, 149th NYSV. Captain 12th NYSV. Mustered
into 149th June 8, 1863. WIA at Gettysburg, KIA July 20, 1864 at Peach Tree
- # 663 - Lysander - Chartered Sept. 1, 1890.
Captain Rufus D. Pettit, Battery B, 1st NY Light Artillery. Joined at
Baldwinsville Aug. 1861 as Captain, age 36. Resigned May 30, 1863. Appointed
Captain of 12th Veteran Reserve Corps Feb. 6, 1864 and dismissed Dec. 13, 1865.
Died Oct. 24, 1891, buried in Riverside Cemetery, Baldwinsville.
- # 667 - Fayetteville - Chartered Feb. 16, 1893.
President Rutherford B. Hayes. Post named in memoriam.
- # 670 - East Syracuse - Chartered June 7, 1893.
Benjamin L. Higgins, 86th NYSV. Chief of the Syracuse Fire Department
for many years before the war. Joined Aug. 1861 at Syracuse as Captain of Co.
A, age 34. Major Jan. 1863. Lt. Col. May 1863. Colonel June 12, 1863. His
wife Jane accompanied him to war and never left, nursing him when he was ill
and wounded. WIA at Gettysburg, WIA Nov. 27, 1863 at Locust Grove, VA.
Discharged June 1864 for wounds received.
Maintained by Sue Greenhagen.