G.A.R. Posts in
- Post #44 - Wayne-Lyons - post charter granted in 1870 and revoked in
Item in the Syracuse Journal on May 31, 1870 describes Post #44's
Decoration Day ceremonies under post commander Col. Alexander D. Adams.
- Post #55 - Wolcott - 7/16/75 to 1877.
Colonel William Dutton, 98th NYSV. Born Jan. 14, 1823 in Watertown, CT; West Point
graduate, 1846; member of the NYS legislature, 1852; mustered in Jan. of 1862, age
39; died July 4, 1862 in NYC of typhoid fever which developed during the Peninsula
Campaign; left a widow and 4 children; buried in Glenside Cemetery, Wolcott.
- Post #55 - Wolcott-Dutton Post name changed to Keesler Post in 1877; "Post 55
decorated graves in Wolcott, Huron, North Wolcott, Roe Cemetery, Fitch Cemetery,
Hubbard's Cemetery, Miller's Cemetery, Butler Centre, Lovejoys, and Westbury;"
the Post charter was surrendered in 1927.
Adam Keeslar, father. An 1896 Directory of GAR posts in Wayne County states that
"This post was named for an honorable citizen who though not a soldier himself sent
five sons to the war...and every one laid down his life." A Military History of
Wayne County by Lewis H. Clark and the history of the 9th NYHA give the
- 1st Sgt. David C. Keeslar, Co. A, 9th NYHA. Joined at Huron in Aug., 1862.
age 28; promoted to Sgt., in Sept., 1862; discharged as 1st Sgt. at Fort Baker in
April, 1864 (this may actually be Daniel).
- Private Daniel Keeslar, Co. E, 9th NYHA. Joined at Camillus in Sept., 1864, age
30; died April 4, 1864 of wounds received on April 2 at Petersburg, VA; buried
- Private Simeon Keeslar, Co. E, 9th NYHA. Joined at Camillus in Sept., 1864, age
21; died in Washington, DC, on April 18, 1864 from wounds received at Petersburg,
VA; buried in Huron, NY, Cemetery.
- Private E. Alfred Keeslar, Co. A, 27th NYSV. Died Dec.15, 1861 at Alexandria,
VA; buried in Huron, NY, Cemetery.
- Post #56 - Clyde - Chartered 11/6/67.
Captain Philip Ira Lape, Co. B, 111th NYSV. JOined 111the NYSV in Aug. of 1862 at
Clyde as Sgt. in Co. B, age 42; promoted to 1st Lt. Nov., 1862; promoted to Captain
in Jan., 1865; discharged with regiment in June of 1865.
- Post #99 - Newark - Chartered 7/5/79.
Surgeon William B. Vosburgh, 111th NYSV. Joined at Auburn, July,1862, age 36; mustered
out with regiment after the war, settled in Lyons; died on June 15, 1870; buried in
Willow Avenue Cemetery, Newark, NY.
- Post #109 - Sodus - Chartered 8/6/79.
Colonel Charles C. Dwight, 160th NYSV. Born in Richmond, MA in 1830; graduated
from Williams College in 1850; elected Wayne County judge in 1860; Captain of
Company D, 75th NYSV; appointed Colonel of the 160th NYSV on Sept. 9, 1862, mustered
in Nov., 1862; Commissioner of Prisoner Exchange for the Department of the Gulf
during 1864; discharged May 25, 1865; replaced Henry Wells on the New York State Supreme Court in
1868; "Judge Dwight acknowledged the compliment by a handsome donation, and by
many subsequent courtesies to the Post and to its members;" died in 1902.
- Post #153 - Lyons - Chartered 4/15/80.
Colonel Alexander Duncan Adams, 27th NYSV. Resident of Lyons who was a prewar Lt.
in Co. A of the 54th NYSM; joined as Captain of Co. B on May 2, 1861, age 28; promoted
to Lt. Col. on Sept. 9, 1861 for gallantry in battle; appointed Colonel on Oct. 4,
1862; discharged with the regiment on May 31, 1863; died at Lyons on Oct. 10, 1872.
- Post #173 - Clyde - Chartered 7/23/80.
Adrastus Snedaker, father. A Military History of Wayne County by Lewis H.
Clark says post was "named for ex-sheriff Snedaker who lost two sons in the war."
Adrastus Snedaker was Wayne County Sheriff from 1859-61.
- 2d Lt. James W. Snedaker, Co. D, 111th NYSV. Joined the 27th NYSV as a
corporal, Co. B, in May of 1861 at Lyons, age 21; "volunteered to carry the colors
at Bull Run and was left for dead on the field, knocked unconscious by a shell
blast;" "eldest son of Sheriff S;" returned to ranks on Sept. 1, 1861; wounded as
flag bearer in action on Peninsula; mustered out with regiment in May, 1863; joined
111th NYSV at Galen as a private in Co. D, Jan. 2, 1864; declined captaincy but
accepted appointment as 2d Lt. on April 13, 1864; KIA on May 5, 1864 at the Wilderness,
"his body ruthlessly stripped by the enemy and left on the field;" buried in Maple
Grove Cemetery, Clyde, NY.
- Private Albert I. Snedaker, Co. D, 111th NYSV. Captured May, 1864 while helping
a wounded comrade at the Wilderness; died July 21, 1864, at Andersonville, GA;
buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Clyde, NY.
- Post #186 - Alton - Chartered 9/15/02.
Corporal Albert D. Shaw, Co. A, 35 NYSV. Born Dec. 27, 1841 in Lyme, NY; joined at
Cape Vicent for two years as a private; promoted to corporal in Nov. of 1862; mustered
out with the regiment in June, 1863; special agent to Watertown provost marshal,
1863-64; elected to NYS Assembly, 1866; appointed colonel of 36th NYNG, 1867; US
Consul to Toronto, 1868; instrumental in organizing the NY Dept of the GAR; National
Commander, 1899-1900; Shaw died on Feb. 10, 1901, and is buried with his wife in
Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, NY.
- Post #193 - Palmyra - This post was chartered as the "John H. Starin Post"
on Sept. 15, 1881, but the name was disapproved and changed to "James A. Garfield"
on Sept. 20, 1881 in honor of the President who was assassinated and died Sept. 19,
1881. Disbanded in 1923.
- Post #251 - Red Creek - Chartered 2/13/97.
2d Lt. Daniel D. Becker, Co. I, 9th NYHA. Joined Sept., 1864 at Wolcott for one year
as a private, age 23; promoted to 2d Lt. in March, 1865; mustered out with regiment
in July, 1865.
- Post #291 - South Butler - Mustered 1/31/00 and chartered 6/30/00.
2d Lt. Volney H. Sweeting, Co. C, 75th NYSV. Joined Sept., 1861 at South Butler as a
private, age 24; received a gunshot wound to his lung at Port Hudson on May 27, 1863
(the bullet remained in his lung); promoted to 1st Sgt. Apr. 10, 1864; promoted to
2d Lt. Apr. 13, 1865; discharged June, 1865; died years after the war due to the
bullet's movement. "Also recognized in the name selection was US Navy Ensign Charles
E. Sweeting who lost his life from effects of sunstroke in Honolulu."
- Post #320 - Williamson - 1/19/86 to 1921.
Hance Brothers, 3d NY Cavalry.
- Private John Hance, Co. K, 3d NY Cavalry. Joined Feb., 1864, age 18; died of
disease Sept. 19, 1864 at City Point, VA, and is buried there. An 1896 GAR Directory
added that John "died from the result overexertion on the Wilson Raid."
- Private Samuel E. Hance, Co. K, 3d NY Cavalry. Joined Co. I, 17th NYSV in Feb. of
1861, age 22; discharged for disability April, 1862; joined the 3d NY Cavalry in
Feb., 1864; he and his horse were blown to pieces at Reams Station, VA on June 29,
1864; his brother was said to have been distressed at not being able to gather any
remains for burial.
- Post #401 - Rose - 9/20/83 to 1917.
Private John E. Sherman, Co. C, 111th NYSV. Joined July, 1862 at Rose; KIA at the
Wilderness on May 5, 1864 and was buried on the field.
- Post #406 - Ontario - 10/11/83 to 1921.
Private Myron M. Fish, Co. B, 9th NY Heavy Artillery. Joined at Williamson, age 20;
KIA at Winchester, VA, on Sept. 19, 1864 "and left for dead on the field;" buried
in Winchester National Cemetery; son of Captain Chauncey Fish, Co. B, 9th NYHA. "The
Captain entered the army first, came home on furlough, and took his two sons back
to the war with him."
- Post #444 - Marion - 1/19/84 to 1923.
Captain John B. Burrud, Co. D, 160th NYSV. Born in England, came to America as a
child; joined at Auburn Sept. 1, 1862, age 33; mustered out with regiment Nov. 1,
1865 after being commissioned Lt. Colonel (but not mustered as such); died April 25,
1883 near Marion, aged 59 years.
- Post #449 - Wolcott - Chartered 3/6/84.
Colonel William Dutton, 98th NYSV. See Post #55.
- Post #450 - Macedon - Chartered 3/12/84.
Private George S. Bradley, Co. K, 98th NYSV. Former resident of Macedon who joined
Co. K, 98yh NYSV on Dec. 10, 1862, age 21; reenlisted as a veteran volunteer Jan. 2,
1864; captured at Petersburg, VA, on June 24, 1864; died at Andersonville Prison
Oct., 1864; buried there.
- Post #501 - South Butler/Savannah - Chartered 7/22/84.
Private Charles A. Remington, Co. B, 111th NYSV. Joined at Savannah in Aug. of 1862,
age 18; died Jan. 24, 1863, of typhoid fever in an Alexandria, VA, hospital.