G.A.R. Posts in Westchester County
- # 16 - Katonah - Chartered Dec. 6, 1871, charter revoked March
Captain James M. McKeel, Co. A, 4th NYHA. Joined Sept. 1861 at Croton as Sgt.,
Co. A, age 22; promoted to 2d Lt. Jan. 1862; to 1st Lt. April 1863; to Captain
Dec. 1863; KIA Aug. 25, 1864 at Ream's Station, Petersburg, VA.
- # 51 - Sing Sing - Post active in 1872.
Private Thomas P. Powell, Co. D, 124th NYSV. Joined at Goshen Aug. 1862 as a
private, age 26; WIA at Petersburg, VA, June 16, 1864; died of small pox at
City Point, VA, Nov. 30, 1864.
- # 60 - Yonkers - Chartered March 18, 1868.
Brevet Brigadier General John Howard Kitching. Born in 1838 in NYC; merchant;
Captain 2d NYHA; joined 6th NYHA as Lt. Col. Sept. 1862; promoted to Colonel
April 1863; WIA Oct. 19, 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA; died of wounds Jan. 10, 1865
at Dobb's Ferry, NY; buried in GreenWood Cemetery, Brooklyn; brevet for
campaign before Richmond, VA.
- # 70 - Tarrytown - Chartered June 3, 1868.
Musician George Acker, Co. A, 32d NYSV. Enlisted May 1861 at NYC for two
years, age 18; killed May 7, 1862 at West Point, VA; history of Tarrytown says
post was "named for first area man to die in the war - George Acker's crumpled
body was found in a bloody pasture."
- # 95 - Peekskill - Chartered July 25, 1879.
Colonel Abram S. Vosburgh, 71st NYSM. Died May 3, 1861 in Washington, DC;
buried in GreenWood Cemetery, Brooklyn.
- # 120 - Katonah - Chartered Sept. 30, 1879, and June 3, 1902.
Captain James M. McKeel, Co. A, 4th NYHA. See Post #`6.
- # 144 - Ossining - Chartered Dec. 15, 1883.
Brigadier General George Webb Morell. Born in Cooperstown in 1815; West Point;
lawyer; 1861 Colonel and QM on staff of NYSM Major General; Brigadier General
USV Aug. 1861; lost favor via friendship with Fitz John Porter; died in
Scarborough in 1883; buried under chancel of St. Mary's Episcopal Church.
- # 169 - Sing Sing - Chartered July 14, 1880.
1st Lt. R. Stewart Hart, 17th NYSV. Died of disease June 24, 1861 in NYC.
- # 170 - Mount Vernon - Chartered July 21, 1880.
Brevet Brigadier General Addison Farnsworth. Born in 1825 in Albany, NY;
Mexican War veteran; US Customs official and newspaper publisher; Lt. Col. 38th
NYSV; Colonel 79th NYSV; Colonel 12th Veteran Reserve Corps; died April 1, 1877
in Brooklyn; buried in Rural Cemetery, Albany; post named in memoriam.
- # 182 - Tarrytown - Chartered Sept. 16, 1880.
Musician George Acker, Co. A, 32d NYSV. A charter was found in the NYS Library
in April 1996 with the date shown; Tarrytown history says that Acker Post #70
was disbanded early in the 1880s - this may have been a short-lived attempt to
- # 378 - Port Chester - Chartered May 28, 1883.
- # 466 - White Plains - Chartered March 19, 1884.
Major James Cromwell, 124th NYSV. Joined 7th NY Cav. at Troy, NY, as Captain,
Co. D, age 21; mustered out with regiment March 1862; mustered as Major of the
124th Sept. 1862; KIA July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg.
- # 496 - Tarrytown - Chartered July 1, 1884.
Brevet Brigadier General Ward Benjamin Burnett,
US Army. Born in 1811 in PA;
West Point '32; veteran of Black Hawk War; resigned from the army in 1836 to be
a civil engineer; Colonel of 2d NY in Mexican War, badly wounded at Churubusco;
received thanks of the NYS Legislature and a silver medal from NYC; received
gold medal from regimental survivors in 1853; married a daughter of General
Aaron Ward in Westchester County; civil engineer for dry docks at Brooklyn Navy
Yard, 1849-55 and for water projects at Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Norfolk; an
invalid in his later years; Ward B. Burnett, Jr. was a Lt. in the US Navy; BBG
Burnett died June 24, 1884 in Washington, DC; post was named in memoriam.
- # 509 - New Rochelle - Chartered Dec. 2, 1887.
Captain Daniel A. Flandreau, Co. A, 87th NYSV. Joined Sept. 1861 at Dresden,
age 24; though elected Captain, he was commissioned as 1st Lt., Co. A; WIA May
31, 1862 at Fair Oaks; dismissed Aug. 23, 1862.
- # 590 - Yonkers - Chartered May 28, 1886.
Major General John Charles Fremont.
Born 1813 in Savannah, GA; expelled from
Charleston College, SC; in army topographical engineers, 1838-1848; married
Jessie, daughter of Senator Thomas Hart Benton, in 1841; US Senator from
California, 1850; presidential candidate for Republican party in 1856;
appointed Major General in 1861; Territorial Governor of Arizona, 1878-1887;
died in 1890 in NYC; buried in Rockland Cemetery, Piedmont-on-the-Hudson, NY