Suffolk County G.A.R. Posts
- # 77 - Riverhead - Chartered 1872.
Major General Henry Wager Halleck. Born in 1815 in Westernville, NY; graduated
3d in his West Point class, 1839; a noted author and lecturer, he left the army
in 1854 and settled in California where he refused a supreme court justiceship
and a US Senate seat; Major General in US Army Aug. 1861; White House Chief of
Staff; remained in the army after the war; died Jan. 9, 1872 in Louisville, KY.
Post named in memoriam.
- #210 - Patchogue - Chartered April 22, 1881.
1st Lt. Richard J. Clark, Jr., Co. C, 15th NY Heavy Artillery. Joined Sept.
1863 at NYC as 2d Lt., age 22; 1st Lt. Feb. 1864; mustered out with regiment
August 1865; brevet Captain NY vol. for gallantry.
- # 274 - Sag Harbor - Chartered August 15, 1882.
Colonel Edwin Rose, 81st NYSV.
2d Lt. 3d US Artillery, 1830; appointed Colonel
Sept, 1861; discharged July 1862.
- # 353 - Greenport - Chartered March 24, 1883.
2d Lt. Edward F. Hunting, Co. I, 47th NYSV. Joined 127th NYSV Aug 1862 at
Southhold as Corporal, age 19; discharged for promotion in 47th NYSV, 1863; KIA
at Olustee, FL Feb. 20, 1864.
- # 426 - Northport - Chartered Nov. 17, 1883.
- # 538 - Bay Shore - Chartered Jan. 24, 1885.
Brevet Brigadier General William Gurney. Born 1821; wholesale grocer and
commission merchant; 1st Lt. 7th NYSM; Captain 65th NYSV; Colonel 127th NYSV;
died in NYC in 1879; buried in GreenWood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
- # 627 - Port Jefferson - Chartered June 18, 1888.
1st Sgt. Lewis O. Conklin, 102d NYSV. Joined at Port Jefferson Oct. 1861 as
Private Co. H, age 18; promoted to 1st Sgt. Dec. 1864; mustered out with
regiment July 1865.
- # 641 - Huntington - Chartered Oct. 7, 1889.
Captain James C. Walters, Co. M, 25th NY Cavalry. Mustered Oct. 1864 at Camp
Stoneman, Washington, DC, age 24; mustered out with regiment June 27, 1865.
- # 643 - Amityville - Nov. 25, 1889 to 1920.
Captain Hugh B. Knickerbocker, Co. D, 43d NYSV. Joined Aug 1861 at Sandy Hill
as Sgt., age 33; Sgt Major Jan. 1862; 2d Lt. May 1862; 1st Lt. July 1862;
Captain Feb. 1863; KIA May 3, 1863 at Salem Heights, VA.
- # 656 - Riverhead - Chartered May 2, 1892.
Brigadier General Henry Alanson Barnum. Born in Onondaga County in 1833;
teacher, lawyer; Captain of Co. I, 12th NYSV from May 1861; promoted to Major
12th NYSV Oct. 1861; left for dead on the field at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862,
"shot through the left ilium;" organized 149th NYSV, appointed Colonel Aug.
1862; was rarely with the 149th during 1863 due to wound complications;
rejoined unit in Nov. 1863 and was wounded at Lookout Mt.; WIA at Peach Tree
Creek, July 1864; Brigadier General May 31, 1865; resigned 1866; received Medal
of Honor; active in GAR; NYS Inspector of Prisons; memeber of Legislature; NY
Harbor Master; director of NY Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association; died
Jan. 29, 1892 in NYC; buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, NY.