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Chautauqua County and Western New York in the U.S. Civil War 1861-1865
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November 6, 1860Republican Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the United States, receiving 180 of 303 electoral votes and 40 percent of the popular vote.
December 20, 1860South Carolina secedes from the Union. Followed within two months by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.
February 16, 1861Newly elected President Abraham Lincoln visits Westfield, NY and asks to meet with 12 year old Grace Bedell, who had written then candidate Lincoln and advised him that whiskers would improve his appearance. He shook her hand, gave her a kiss, and advised her that she “may have gotten a President elected.”
March 4, 1861Abraham Lincoln is sworn in as the 16th President of the United States.
April 12, 1861Ft. Sumter is attacked. The Confederate Flag flies over the Fort April 14, 1861.
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A portion of the original US Flag captured at Fort Sumter by Confederate forces is on display at the Fenton History Center.
April 15, 1861President Lincoln authorizes the first call for 75,000 men to serve 3 months, and asks for a special session of Congress to convene on July 4. Hardly had the “Three months men” reached the field before it was discovered that a mistake had been made in not calling out a larger number of troops, and for longer service as President Lincoln realized what a gigantic rebellion we had on our hands. So on the 3d of May President Lincoln issued a call for United States volunteers to serve three years, unless sooner discharged.
July 4, 1861Congress authorizes a call for 500,000 men.
July 24, 1861

The 72nd New York Volunteer Infantry is mustered into service and assigned to Sickles’ or Excelsior Brigade at Staten Island, NY. The companies were recruited principally: A and K in New York city; B at Jamestown; C in Vermont; D and E at Dunkirk; F at Newark, N. J.; G at Westfield; H at Dunkirk and New York city, and I at Delhi. Company L was recruited principally in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Delhi, Sinclairville and Plattsburg.

 

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Colonel William O. Stevens – 72nd NewYork. Former Chautauqua County District Attorney, Dunkirk, NY. Offered command of 112th New York when organizing in Jamestown and refused, stating he belonged to the Regiment with which he was already linked. Killed May 3, 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville, VA .

 
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Excelsior Brigade monument – Gettysburg, PA
 

72nd New York Battles and engagements

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New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912

August 14, 1861Busti/Lakewood, NY born George Stoneman was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General of Volunteers, Chief of Cavalry on General McClellan’s staff, Army of the Potomac.
September 2, 1861The enlisting of the 100th New York Volunteer Infantry begins in Buffalo, NY. The companies were recruited principally : A at Buffalo, Franklinville, Springville and Ogdensburg; B at Attica, Batavia, Bergen, Caledonia, East Pembroke, Greenwood, Greigsville, Jamestown, Le Roy, Lodi, North Hector, Pearl Creek, Persia, Pavilion and Victor; C at Buffalo, Brighton, Pembroke, Rochester and White’s Corners; D at Buffalo, Grand Island, La Salle, Tonawanda and Wheatfield; E at Buffalo, Brocton, Cattaraugus, Dunkirk, Mayville, Portland and Westfield; F, originally intended for the Astor Regiment, and G at Buffalo; H at Buffalo, Arkwright, Cherry Creek, Ellington, Hanover, Irving, Silver Creek, Smith’s Mills and Villanova; and I and K at Buffalo.
 
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Colonel James M. Brown – 72nd New York and 100th New York. Former Jamestown attorney who raised a company in Jamestown after President Lincoln’s first call for men in May of 1861. This was Co. B in the 72nd NY (the famed Excelsior Brigade) where he was a Captain. Later in November 1861 he was commissioned a Colonel in the 100th NY and led them into their first fight at Fair Oaks, Virginia May 31, 1862. He was killed leading his men into that battle and his body was never recovered from the field. Camp James M. Brown in Jamestown is named for Colonel Brown.

 

100th New York Battles and engagements

 

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New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912

September 18, 1861The 49th New York Volunteer Infantry is mustered into service at Buffalo, NY. The companies were recruited principally: A, G, I and K in Chautauqua county; B. D, E and F in Erie county; C – Fremont Rifles – in Westchester county; and H in Niagara County.
September 28, 1861Daniel Peck enlists in the Ninth New York Cavalry.
 
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49th New York Monument – Gettysburg, PA
 

49th New York Battles and engagements

 

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New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912

October 13, 1861The 49th NY enters its first fight at Lewinsville, Va.
October 23, 1861The 72nd NY enters its first fight near Budd’s Ferry, Md.
November 26, 1861The 9th New York Cavalry left the State for Washington, D.C. The Regiment was known as the “The Westfield Cavalry”. The companies were recruited principally: A at LaGrange, Linden, Pavilion, Perry, Warsaw and Wyoming; B at Little Valley, Ashford, East Otto, Mansfield and Sugar Grove; C at Jamestown and Westfield; D at Brocton, Smith Mills, Stockton and Westfield; E at East Randolph, Sherman, Harmony, Clymer and Napoli; F at Albany, Ashville, Busti, Farmington, Panama, Sugar Grove and Westfield; G at Sheldon, Java and Westfield; H at Castile, Dunkirk, Irving, Hermitage, LaGrange, Sheldon, Silver Creek, Warsaw and Wyoming; I at Westfield, Ripley, Mayville and Harbor Creek, and North East, Pa.; K at Fredonia, Forestville and Cherry Creek; L at Russell, and M at New York city, Rouse’s Point, Troy and Geneva.
 
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9th New York Cavalry Monument – Gettysburg, PA
 
 
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Captain Newel M. Cheney of Jamestown, NY – 9th NY Cavalry. Historian of the Regiment- A 9th NY Cavalry carbine is on display at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum. For many years, it was thought a Lakewood, NY man of the 9th NY Cavalry by the name of Cpl Alpheus Hodges, Company F fired the first shot in the Battle of Gettysburg. Today that distinction is somewhat in doubt.

Captain Cheney writes “Training camp was on the former Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, now named “Camp Seward” in honor of President Lincoln’s Secretary of State, William H. Seward. Seward was a former resident of Westfield when he was an agent for the Holland Land Company. He had also served as governor of New York and a United States Senator. “

 

9th New York Cavalry Battles and engagements

 

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New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912

January 31, 1862President Lincoln issues General War Order # 1 calling for all United States Naval and land forces to begin a general advance by February 22, 1862.
March 19, 1862Daniel Peck writes letter
March 20, 1862The 72nd NY is engaged at Boyd’s Hole, Va.
Spring 1862 – Summer 1862The many Union defeats leaves the ranks of the Union Army depleted.
April 1, 1862The 49th NY is engaged at Watts’ Creek, Va.
April 4, 1862The 49th NY is engaged at Watt’s and Young’s Mills, Va.
April 5, 1862The 49th NY is engaged at Siege of Yorktown, Va. (Lee’s Mills, Before Yorktown)
April 5, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry enters its first fight at Yorktown, Va.
April 6, 1862The 72nd NY is engaged at Stafford’s Court House, Va.
April 10, 1862The 72nd NY is engaged at the Siege of Yorktown, Va.
April 15, 1862The 100th NY enters it’s first fight at the Siege of Yorktown, Va. (Lee’s Mills)
April 17,1862Daniel Peck writes letter
May 4, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged near Williamsburg, Va.
May 5, 1862The 100th NY is engaged at Williamsburg, Va.
May 5, 1862The 49th NY is engaged at Williamsburg, Va.
May 5, 1862The 72nd NY is engaged at Williamsburg, Va.
May 5, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Williamsburg, Va.
May 9, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged near Slatersville, Va.
May 24, 1862The 49th NY is engaged at Mechanicsville, Va.
May 25, 1862The 100th NY is engaged at Savage Station, Va.
May 29, 1862The 100th NY is engaged at Seven Pines, Va.
May 30, 1862The 100 NY is engaged at Fair Oaks, Va. where they receive their first casualties.
May 31, 1862The 72nd NY is engaged at Fair Oaks, Va.
June 5, 1862The 49th NY is engaged at Golding’s Farm, Va.
June 12, 1862The 72nd NY is engaged at Fair Oaks, Va.
June 18, 1862The 49th NY is engaged at New Bridge, Va.
June 25, 1862The 100th NY is engaged in the Seven Days’ Battle, Va. (at Railroad and Bottom’s Bridge, White Oak Swamp Bridge, Malvern Hill, Carter’s Hill).
June 25, 1862The 49th NY is engaged at the Seven Days’ Battle, Va. (Garnett’s Farm, Garnett’s and Golding’s Farm, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp Bridge, Malvern Hill)
June 25, 1862The 72nd NY is engaged at the Seven Days’ Battle, Va. (Oak Grove, Glendale, Malvern Hill).
July 1, 1862The 49th NY is engaged at Harrison’s Landing, Va.
July 1, 1862In the second year of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the following letter to the Governors of the 17 states that were still in the Union. The quota of men who were to be supplied from each state was actually listed separately in a document issued by the War Department on July 7, 1862.Executive Mansion, Washington, July 1, 1862
To the Governors of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Michigan, Tennessee, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin, and the President of the Military Board of Kentucky:
Gentlemen: Fully concurring in the wisdom of the views expressed to me in so patriotic a manner by you in the communication of the 28th day of June, I have decided to call into the service an additional force of 300,000 men. I suggest and recommend that the troops should be chiefly of infantry. The quota of your State would be ______. I trust that they may be enrolled without delay, so as to bring this unnecessary and injurious civil war to a speedy and satisfactory conclusion. An order fixing the quotas of the respective States will be issued by the War Department tomorrow.Abraham Lincoln
July 7, 1862New York Governor Edwin D. Morgan asked men of the State to form units in the field at the earliest possible moment.
Through July and August Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties were abuzz with Patriotic fervor. War meetings were held in towns and villages and bounties paid to the men who joined the newly forming Regiments.
August 12, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged near Cedar Mountain, Va.
August 14, 1862The Military Committee resolved to raise two new Regiments, the 112th New York (The Chautauqua Regiment) and the 154th New York(The {2nd } Cattaraugus Regiment). The Colonel chosen to be the Commanding Officer of the 112th New York was a former Baptist Minister who served the ministry in Panama and Westfield, NY. Captain Drake resigned his commission as a Captain in the 49th New York, and was commissioned Colonel Jeremiah C. Drake, 112th New York Volunteer Infantry. The companies were recruited principally: A at Ellicott, Carroll, Poland and Gerry; B at Pomfret, Stockton, Charlotte and Gerry; C at Hanover, Villanova, Cherry Creek and Arkwright; D at Harmony, Mina, French Creek, Clymer, Busti and Kiantone; E at Westfield, Ripley, Chautauqua, Sherman and Ellery; F at Ellicott, Harmony and Gerry; G at Dunkirk, Portland and Sheridan; H at Chautauqua; I at Pomfret and Stockton; and K at Hanover, Villanova and Cherry Creek.The 154th New York was to be led by Colonel Addison G. Rice of Ellicottville. He agreed to lead the Regiment to the seat of the war, and at that point the Regiment was to be turned over to Colonel Patrick Jones of the 37th New York. Colonel Jones had studied Law with Colonel Rice in Ellicottville and had military experience. (continued): The companies were recruited principally: A at Ellicottville, Carlton, Cold Spring, Humphrey, Randolph, Great Valley, Carrolton, Little Valley, Conewango, South Valley, Salamanca and Napoli; B at New Albion, Otto, Dayton, Perrysburg, Leon, Mansfield and Persia; C at Portville, Hinsdale, Ischua, Allegany, Humphrey and Olean; D at Machias, Yorkshire, Freedom, Franklinville, Ashford and Lyndon; E at Portland, West-field, Ripley and Chautauqua; F at Charlotte, Arkwright, Gerry, French Creek and Freedom; G at Ashford, Ellicottville, East Otto, Allegany, Mansfield, Olean, Jamestown and Hillsdale; H at Randolph, Napoli, Salamanca, Little Valley, Great Valley, Jamestown, Carrolton, South Valley, Cold Spring and Farmington; I at Olean, Hinsdale, Salamanca, Allegany, Great Valley, Humphrey, New Albion, Portville, Machias and Yorkshire; and K at Conewango, Perrysburg, Dayton, Persia, Leon and New Albion.Mustered into the service along with the two infantry regiments was a company of sharpshooters, designated the 7th Company New York Sharpshooters led by Captain Joseph S. Arnold of Ellicott, 1st Lieutenant W.C.J. Hall of Jamestown and 2nd Lieutenant J. Clinton Perry of Carroll. The company was composed of men recruited from Ellicott, Kiantone, Busti, Ellington, Ellery and Carroll.
August 16, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged in General Pope’s Campaign, Va.
August 22, 1862Orrin Allen sworn into the 112th Regiment New York State Volunteers in Mayville, NY.
August 22, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Freeman’s Ford, Va.
August 23, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Great Run and Sulphur Springs, Va.
August 24, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Jones Ford, Va
August 25, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Deep Creek, Va.
August 26, 1862The 72nd NY is engaged in General Pope’s Campaign, Va. (Kettle Run, Groveton, Bull Run).
August 27, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Salem and White Plains, Va.
August 29, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Groveton, Va.
August 30, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Bull Run, Va.
August 31, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged Near Centreville, Va.
September 2, 1862
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Colonel Jeremiah Drake 49th New York – then Captain Drake is offered command of the 112th New York in August 1862, and accepts the position of Colonel of the Regiment and assumes command September 2, 1862

September 2, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged near Fairfax Court House, Va.
September 4, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged near Fairfax Court House, Va.
September 10, 1862Orrin Allen writes letter.
September 12, 1862The 112th New York Volunteer Infantry, and the 7th Company New York State Sharpshooters depart Camp James M. Brown and Jamestown for Fortress Monroe, Virginia and the war. They arrived in Suffolk, VA September 16, 1862 and are attached to the Department of Virginia.Orrin Allen writes letter
 

112th New York Battles and engagements

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New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912

September 14, 1862The 49th NY is engaged at Crampton’s Pass, Va.
September 17, 1862The 49th NY is engaged at Antietam, Md., this the bloodiest single day in American History, 22,720 men killed, wounded and missing.
September 19, 1862Orrin Allen writes letter
September 23, 1862John Griswold mustered in as a first lieutenant, Company F, 154th Regiment, New York State Volunteers
September 29, 1862The 154th New York departs Camp James M. Brown and Jamestown for Washington, DC., and within a week will be in Fairfax, VA attached to the Army of the Potomac.
 
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154th New York Monument – Gettysburg, PA
 
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154th New York Monument on the Chancellorsville, VA May 2, 1863 battlefield. The FOR SALE sign in the background shows how endangered the Civil War Battlefields have become.
 
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154th New York Monument – Gettysburg, PA. Mural depicts the advance of the North Carolina Regiments of Hayes/Avery on the 154th New York Regiment in Gettysburg July 1, 1863
 

154th New York Battles and engagements

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New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912

September 29, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Berryville, Va.
October 1, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Aldie, Va.
October 1, 1862John Griswold writes letter
October 5, 1862Orrin Allen writes letter
October 7, 1862Orrin Allen writes letter
October 11, 1862John Griswold writes letter
October 13, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Snickersville and Middleburg, Va.
October 16, 1862John Griswold writes letter
October 17, 1862Orrin Allen writes letter
October 17, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Paris, Va., and Salem, Va.
October 18, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged near New Baltimore, Va., and Thoroughfare Gap, Va.
October 18, 1862Orrin Allen writes letter
October 18, 1862John Griswold writes letter
October 19, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Warrenton, Va.
October 25, 1862Francis Allen writes letter to her husband Orrin.
October 29, 1862Orrin Allen writes letter.
November 2, 1862Orrin Allen writes letter.
November 8, 1862John Griswold writes letter
November 10, 1862Daniel Peck writes letter
November 14, 1862Orrin Allen writes letter.
November 16, 1862John Griswold writes letter
November 18, 1862The 112th NY enters its first fight at Franklin, Va.
November 18, 1862Orrin Allen writes letter.
November 18, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Haymarket, Va.
November 23, 1862Orrin Allen writes letter.
November 28, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Upperville, Va.
November 29, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Aldie and Berryville, Va.
November 30, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Snickers Gap, Va.
November 30, 1862Orrin Allen writes letter.
December 1, 1862Orrin Allen writes letter.
December 11, 1862The 112th NY is engaged at Zuni, Va.
December 11, 1862The 49th NY is engaged at Fredericksburg, Va.
December 11, 1862The 72nd NY is engaged at Fredericksburg, Va.
December 14, 1862The 100th NY is engaged at Wood’s Cross Roads, Va.
December 15, 1862Annie (Allen) Wade writes letter. to her brother Orrin.
December 21, 1862Orrin Allen writes letter.
December 22, 1862The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Kellysville, Va.
December 27, 1862Orrin Allen writes letter.
January 7, 1863The 112th NY is in the army that begins the move toward Blackwater, Va.
January 9, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
January 11, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
January 18, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
January 21, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Alcock, Va.
January 24, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
January 26, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Morrisville, Va.
January 27, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
January 30, 1863The 112th NY is engaged at Deserted House, Va.
January ??, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
February 2, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Rappahannock Station, Va.
February 5, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Morrisville, Va.
February 5, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
February 9, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Somerville, Va.
February 14, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
March 1863
US Representative Ruben Fenton presented this Tiffany Co. Regimental flag to the 9th NY Cavalry in the name of the ladies of Chautauqua Co.
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The flag was carried by the regiment until July 1864
February 4, 1863John Griswold writes letter
March 15, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter
March 16, 1863John Griswold writes letter
March 28 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
March 31, 1863The 100th NY is engaged at Cole’s Island, SC.
Letter dated spring 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
April 4, 1863The 112th NY is engaged at Leesville, Va.
April 4, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
April 6, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
April 10, 1863The 100th NY is engaged at Folly Island, SC.
April 11, 1863The 112th NY is engaged at Siege of Suffolk, Va. (Somerton Road, Edenton).
April 12, 1863The 112th NY is engaged at Edenton, Providence Church and Somerton Roads.
April 12, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
April 12, 1863John Griswold writes letter
April 15, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Freeman’s Ford, Va.
April 15, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
April 16, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
April 18, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
April 23, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
April 24, 1863The 112th NY is engaged at Edenton Road.
April 28, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged Near Warrenton, Va.
April 29, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Kelly’s Ford, Va.
April 30, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Culpeper, Va.
May 1, 1863The 154th NY enters its first fight at Chancellorsville, Va., and suffers 228 casualties; men killed, wounded or missing.
May 1, 1863The 72nd NY is engaged at Chancellorsville, Va.
May 1, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Rapidan Station, Va.
May 2, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Chancellorsville, Va.
May 2, 1863John Griswold wounded and captured in action at Chancellorville, VA
May 3, 1863Daniel Peck writes letter
May 3, 1863The 49th NY is engaged at Marye’s Heights and Salem Church, Va.
May 3, 1863The 112th NY is engaged at Nansemond River.
May 6, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
May 8, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
May 10,1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
May 11, 1863Lieut. Dana P. Horton, commanding Co. F of 154th N. Y.S. Volunteers writes letter concerning John Griswold’s capture to Mrs. Griswold
May 12, 1863Homer A. Ames writes letter to Mrs. Griswold concerning John Griswold’s capture
May 14, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
May 15, 1863The 112th NY is engaged at Carrsville, Va.
May 15, 1863Daniel Peck writes letter
May 17, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
May 20, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
May 22, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
May 22, 1863John Griswold writes letter
May 24, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
June 4, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
June 5, 1863The 49th NY is engaged at Deep Run Crossing, Va.
June 7, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
June 8, 1863John Griswold writes letter
June 9, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Beverly’s Ford, Va.
June 10, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Warrenton Junction, Va.
June 15, 1863Orrin Allen writes POEM.
June 16, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
June 20, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Ashby’s Gap, Va.
June 21, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Upperville, Va.
June 22, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Philomont, Va.
June 22, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
June 23, 1863John Griswold writes letter
June 24, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Sulphur Springs, Va.
June 24, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Haymarket and Thoroughfare Gap, Va.
June 26, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
June 27, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
June 29, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
July 1, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Gettysburg, Pa.
July 1, 1863The 154th NY is engaged at Gettysburg, Pa., and again suffers heavy casualties. In this fight the 154th NY has 200 killed, wounded and missing.
July 1, 1863The 72nd NY is engaged at Gettysburg, Pa.
July 1, 1863The 112th NY begins the expedition from White House, Va., to South Anna Bridge, Va.
July 2, 1863The 49th NY is engaged at Gettysburg, Pa.
July 4, 1863The 112th NY is engaged at South Anna Bridge, Va.
July 4, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
July 6, 1863The 49th NY is engaged at Fairfield Gap, Pa.
July 6, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Williamsport, Md.
July 7, 1863The 49th NY engaged at Antietam and Marsh Run, Md.
July 7, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Downsville, Md.
July 8, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Boonsboro, Md.
July 9, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Beaver Creek, Md.
July 10, 1863The 100th NY is engaged at Morris Island, SC.
July 10, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Funkstown, Md.
July 12, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
July 13, 1863The 49th NY is engaged at Funkstown, Md.
July 14, 1863The 49th NY is engaged at Williamsport, Md.
July 14, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Falling Waters, Va.
July 17-22, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
July 18, 1863The 100th NY is engaged at Battery Wagner, SC. (Siege of Battery Wagner, Vincent�s Creek, Bombardment of Fort Sumter).
July 18, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Emmittsburg, Md.
July 21, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Manassas Gap, Va.
July 22, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
July 23, 1863The 72nd NY is engaged at Wapping Heights, Va.
July 23, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Wapping Heights, Va.
July 23, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
July 24, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
July 25, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Barbee’s Cross Roads, Va.
July 28, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
July 29, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Rixey’s Ford, Hazel River, Va.
July 30, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
August 1, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Brandy Station, Va.
August 1, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
August 3, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
August 6, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
August 7, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
August 10, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
August 11, 1863The 112th NY is enroute to the Dept. of the South, Folly Island, SC.
August 12, 1863The 112th NY arrives on Folly Island, SC., and is soon engaged in the Siege of Battery Wagner, SC. (Bombardment of Fort Sumter).
August 21, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
August 23, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Stafford Court House, Va.
August 23, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
August 28, 1863The 112th NY lays in sight of Charleston, SC., within 200 yards of Battery Wagner.
September 1, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Mt. Gilead, Va.
September 6, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
September 8, 1863The 100th NY is engaged in Operations in Charleston Harbor, SC. (Bombardment of Fort Sumter).
September 8, 1863The 112th NY is engaged in Operations in Charleston, SC. (Bombardment of Fort Sumter).
September 13, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Brandy Station, Va.
September 14, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Rapidan Station, Va.
September 19, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Raccoon’s Ford, Va.
September 20, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
September 22, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Barnett’s Ford, Va.
September 25, 1863Daniel Peck writes letter
September 28, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
October 2, 1863John Griswold writes letter
October 4, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
October 10, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Germanna Ford, Va.
October 11, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Stevensburg, Va.
October 12, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Culpeper, Va.
October 15, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Oak Hill, Va.
October 15, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
October 17, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Hunter’s Ford, Va.
October 21, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
October 24, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Bealton Station, Va.
October 28, 1863The 154th NY is engaged at Wauhatchie, Tn.
November 1, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
November 1, 1863John Griswold writes letter
November 7, 1863The 72nd NY is engaged at Kelly’s Ford, Va.
November 7, 1863The 49th NY is engaged at Rappahannock Station, Va.
November 8, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Muddy Run, Va.
November 8, 1863Annie Wade writes letter.
November 10, 1863John Griswold writes letter
November 18, 1863John Griswold writes letter
November 19, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
November 23, 1863The 154th NY is engaged at Chattanooga and Rossville Campaign, Tn. (Missionary Ridge)
November 25, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
November 25, 1863John Griswold writes letter
November 26, 1863The 72nd NY is engaged at Mine Run Campaign, Va. (Locust Grove).
November 26, 1863The 49th NY is engaged at Mine Run Campaign, Va.
November 26, 1863The 9th NY Cavalry is at Mine Run Campaign, Va.
December 2, 1863John Griswold writes letter
December 6, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.Fenton
December 22, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
December 23, 1863Daniel Peck writes letter
December 31, 1863Orrin Allen writes letter.
January 5, 1864Daniel Peck writes letter
January 13, 1864John Griswold writes letter
January 17, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
January 22, 1864Francis Wade Allen writes letter.
January 24, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
February 6, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Barnett’s Ford, Va.
February 7, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
February 9, 1864The 112th NY is engaged at Sea Brook and John’s Island, SC.
February 14, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
February 20, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
February 20, 1864John Griswold writes letter
February 23, 1864The 112th NY leaves Folly Island and is transported by sea to Jacksonville, Florida to reinforce the Union Army that was defeated at the Battle of Olustee, Fl.
February 24, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
March 13, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
March 14, 1864John Griswold writes letter
March 20, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
March 31, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
April 10, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
April 10, 1864John Griswold writes letter
April 18, 1864Daniel Peck writes letter
April 27, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
April 28,1864John Griswold discharged for disability.
May 3, 1864The 154th NY enters the Atlanta Campaign.
May 5, 1864The 112th NY is engaged in Operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va.
May 5, 1864The 49th NY is engaged at Wilderness, Va.
May 5, 1864The 72nd NY is engaged at Wilderness, Va.
May 5, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Wilderness, Va.
May 5, 1864The 100th NY is engaged in Operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va.
May 6, 1864The 112th NY is engaged at Walthall and Chester Station, Va.
May 6, 1864The 100th NY is engaged at Port Walthall and Chester Station, Va.
May 8, 1864The 49th NY is engaged at Spotsylvania Court House, and Piney Branch Church, Va.
May 8, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Spotsylvania Court House, Va.
May 8, 1864The 154th NY is engaged at Rocky Faced Ridge, Ga.
May 8, 1864The 72nd NY is engaged at Spotsylvania Court House, Va.
May 9, 1864The 112th NY is engaged at Swift Creek, Va.
May 9, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at North Anna, Va.
May 9, 1864The 100th NY is engaged at Swift Creek, Va.
May 10, 1864The 49th NY is engaged at Landron’s Farm, Va.
May 10, 1864The 72nd NY is engaged at Landron’s Farm, Va.
May 11, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Yellow Tavern, Va.
May 12, 1864The 112th NY is engaged at Proctor’s Creek, Va.
May 12, 1864The 100th NY is engaged at Proctor’s Creek, Va.
May 12, 1864The 49th NY is engaged at The Salient, Va.
May 12, 1864The 72nd NY is engaged at The Salient, Va.
May 12, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Meadow Bridge, Va.
May 14, 1864The 112th NY is engaged at Drewry’s Bluff, Va.
May 14, 1864The 100th NY is engaged at Drewry’s Bluff, Va.
May 14, 1864The 154th NY is engaged at Resaca, Ga.
May 17, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Jones’ Bridge, Va.
May 18, 1864The 112th NY is engaged at Bermuda Hundred, Va.
May 18, 1864The 100th NY is engaged at Bermuda Hundred, Va.
May 22, 1864The 49th NY is engaged at North Anna, Va.
May 22, 1864The 72nd NY is engaged at North Anna, Va.
May 25, 1864The 154th NY is engaged at Dallas, Ga.
May 27, 1864The 49th NY is engaged at Totopotomoy, Va.
May 27, 1864The 72nd NY is engaged at Totopotomoy, Va.
May 27, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Totopotomoy and Hanoverton, Va.
May 30, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Old Church, Va.
May 31, 1864The 49th NY is engaged at Cold Harbor, Va.
May 31, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Cold Harbor, Va.
June 1, 1864The 112th NY is engaged in first assault at Cold Harbor, Va.
June 1, 1864The 72nd NY is engaged at Cold Harbor, Va.
June 2, 1864Colonel Jeremiah Drake, Commanding Officer of the 112th NY dies from the wound suffered in the first assault at Cold Harbor June 1st. His body is prepared to return to Chautauqua Co. for burial.
June 2, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Gaines Mills, Va.
June 3, 1864The 112th NY is engaged in second assault at Cold Harbor, Va.
June 4, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
June 7, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Trevilian Station, Va.
June 8, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
June 9, 1864The 154th NY is engaged at Kenesaw Mountain, Ga.
June 14, 1864The 154th NY is engaged at Pine Mountain, Ga.
June 15, 1864The 112th NY is engaged in the Assault of Petersburg, Va.
June 15, 1864The 72nd NY is engaged in the Assault of Petersburg, Va.
June 15, 1864The 100th NY is engaged in the Assault of Petersburg, Va
June 16, 1864The 154th NY is engaged at Golgotha, Ga.
June 17, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
June 18, 1864The 49th NY is engaged in the Assault at Petersburg, Va.
June 21, 1864The 49th NY is engaged at Gurley House, Weldon Railroad, Va.
June 21, 1864The 72nd NY is engaged at Weldon Railroad, Va.
June 21, 1864The 100th NY is engaged at Grover’s House, Deep Bottom, Va.
June 21, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at White House, Va.
June 22, 1864The 154th NY is engaged at Culp’s Farm, Ga.
June 23, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Jones’ Bridge, Va.
June 23, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
June 24, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Charles City Court House, Va.
June 26, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged near Petersburg, Va.
June 27, 1864The 154th NY is engaged at The Assault, Ga.
June 27, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
June 28, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Deep Bottom, Va.
June 30, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
July 1, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
July 3, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
July 12, 1864The 49th NY is engaged at Fort Stevens, D.C.
July 13, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
July 14, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Prince George Court House, Va.
July 20, 1864The 154th NY is engaged at Peach Tree Creek, Ga.
July 21, 1864The 154th NY is engaged at Atlanta, Ga.
July 27, 1864The 72nd NY is engaged at Deep Bottom, Va.
July 27, 1864The 100th NY is engaged at Deep Bottom, Va.
July 27, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Deep Bottom, Va.
July 30, 1864The 112th NY is engaged in the Mine Explosion, Va.
August 3, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
August 5, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
August 10, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Berryville, Va.
August 11, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Newton, Va.
August 12, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Berryville, Va.
August 13, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Cedar Creek, Va.
August 14, 1864The 72nd NY is engaged at Strawberry Plains, Va.
August 14, 1864The 100th NY is engaged at Strawberry Plains, Va.
August 14, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Berryville, Va.
August 16, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Cedarville, Va.
August 17, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Old Tollgate, Va.
August 18, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Front Royal, Va.
August 19, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Kearneysville, Va.
August 21, 1864The 49th NY is engaged at Charlestown, W. Va.
August 21, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Summit Point, Va.
August 21, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
August 25, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Kearneysville, Va.
August 29, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Smithfield, Va.
August 31, 1864Daniel Peck honorably discharged by reason of disability.
September 3, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Berryville, Va.
September 6, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Port Republic, Va.
September 9, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Winchester, Va.
September 10, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
September 13, 1864The 49th NY is engaged at Opequon Creek, Va.
September 13, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Bunker Hill, Va.
September 19, 1864The 49th NY is engaged at Opequon, Va.
September 19, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Opequon, Va.
September 22, 1864The 49th NY is engaged at Fisher’s Hill, Va.
September 22, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Fisher’s Hill, Va.
September 23, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Mt. Jackson, Va.
September 23, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
September 26, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Port Republic, Va.
September 28, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at New Market, Va.
September 28, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
September 29, 1864The 112th NY is engaged at Chapins Farm, New Market, Va.
September 29, 1864The 100th NY is engaged at Chapins Farm, New Market, Va.
October 1, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Mt. Crawford, Va.
October 2, 1864The 72nd NY is engaged at Poplar Springs Church, Va.
October 2, 1864US Christian Commission letter to Francis telling her Orrin wounded at Ft. Gilmer.
October 4, 1864Francis Wade Allen writes letter.
October 5, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
October 7, 1864The 100th NY is engaged at Darbytown Road, Va.
October 8, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Columbia Furnace, Va.
October 9, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Tom’s Brook, Va.
October 10, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Mt. Jackson, Va.
October 14, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged near Strasburg, Va.
October 17, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Cedar Creek, Va.
October 18, 1864Francis Wade Allen writes letter.
October 19, 1864The 49th NY is engaged at Cedar Creek, Va.
October 19, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Cedar Creek, Va.
October 20, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
October 20, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Woodstock, Va.
October 23, 1864Francis Wade Allen writes letter.
October 27, 1864The 112th NY is engaged at Darbytown Road, Va.
October 27, 1864The 100th NY is engaged at Darbytown Road, Va.
October 27, 1864The 72nd NY is engaged at Boydton Plank Road, Va. End of enlistment of the original 72nd NY. Men not entitled to be mustered out, were assigned to the 120th New York. Remnants of the 72nd New York Regimental Flags are on display at the Fenton History Center.
November 11, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Middletown, Va.
November 15, 1864The 154th NY is engaged in General Sherman�s Savannah Campaign, Ga.
November 15, 1864The 154th NY begins the March to the Sea.
November 15, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged near Winchester, Va.
November 15, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
November 20, 1864New York Tribune’s Horace Greeley writes letter.
November 22, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Rood’s Hill, Va.
November 23, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
November 30, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Snickersville, Va.
December 2, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
December 5, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
December 9, 1864The 154th NY is engaged at Monteith Swamp, Ga.
December 10, 1864The 154th NY is engaged at Savannah, Ga.
December 19, 1864Orrin Allen writes letter.
December 21, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Liberty Mills, Va.
December 22, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Gordonsville, Va.
December 25, 1864The 112th NY is engaged at Fort Fisher, NC
December 26, 1864The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Warrenton, Va.
January 15, 1865The 112th NY is engaged at Fort Fisher, NC.
January 17, 1865Orrin Allen writes letter.
January 22, 1865William Allen writes letter to his son Orrin.
January 23, 1865Orrin Allen writes letter.
January 26, 1865The 154th NY begins the Campaign of the Carolinas.
January 30, 1865Orrin Allen writes letter.
February 5, 1865Orrin Allen writes letter.
February 11, 1865The 112th NY is engaged at Cape Fear Entrenchments, NC
February 11, 1865Orrin Allen writes letter.
February 12, 1864The 154th NY is engaged at North and South Edisto River, SC.
February 18, 1865The 112th NY is engaged at Fort Anderson, NC.
February 22, 1865The 112th NY is engaged Near Wilmington, NC.
March 1, 1865The 112th NY is engaged in the Campaign of the Carolinas.
March 2, 1865The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Waynesboro, Va.
March 3, 1865The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Charlottesville, Va.
March 5, 1865Orrin Allen writes letter.
March 11, 1865The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Goochland Court House, Va.
March 13, 1865Orrin Allen writes letter.
March 17, 1865Orrin Allen writes letter.
March 18, 1865The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at White House, Va.
March 23, 1865The 112th NY is engaged at Cox’s Bridge, NC.
March 25, 1865The 49th NY is engaged at Petersburg Works, Va.
March 27, 1865The 154th NY is engaged at Snow Hill, NC.
March 28, 1865The 49th NY is engaged in the Appomattox Campaign, Va.
March 28, 1865The 100th NY is engaged in the Appomattox Campaign, Va.
March 28, 1865The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged in the Appomattox Campaign, Va.
March 30, 1865The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Dinwiddie Court House, Va.
April 1, 1865The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Five Forks, Va.
April 2, 1865The 49th NY is engaged in the Fall of Petersburg, Va.
April 2, 1865The 100th NY is engaged in the Fall of Petersburg, Va.
April 2, 1865The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged in the Fall of Petersburg, Va.
April 2, 1865Orrin Allen writes letter.
April 3, 1865The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Deep Creek, Va.
April 4, 1865The 112th NY is engaged Near Faison’s, NC.
April 4, 1865The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged near Amelia Court House, Va.
April 6, 1865The 49th NY is engaged at Sailor’s Creek, Va.
April 6, 1865The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Sailor’s Creek, Va.
April 8, 1865The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Appomattox Station, Va.
April 9, 1865The 49th NY is engaged at Appomattox Court House, Va.
April 9, 1865The 100th NY is engaged at Appomattox Court House, Va.
April 9, 1865The 9th NY Cavalry is engaged at Appomattox Court House, Va.
April 9, 1865General Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House, Va.
April 14, 1865President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in Fords Theater, Washington, D.C.
April 14, 1865Secretary of State William Seward, former Westfield, NY resident and NY Governor is seriously wounded in the conspiracy to assassinate the President.
April 16, 1865Orrin Allen writes letter.
April 19, 1865Orrin Allen writes letter.
April 23, 1865Orrin Allen writes letter.
April 26, 1865The 112th NY is engaged at Bennett House, NC.
April 26, 1865The 154th NY is engaged at Bennett House, NC.
After two and a half years of war and taking two completely separate paths throughout the war, the two regiments that volunteered together in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties and barracked at Camp Brown in Jamestown, NY end their war near Bennett House, NC.
April 26, 1865Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston surrenders his army at Bennett House, NC
May 8, 1865Orrin Allen writes letter.
May 27, 1865Orrin Allen writes letter.
June 13, 1865The 112th NY is mustered out of the service of the United States.
June 15, 1865Orrin Allen writes letter.
June 1865The war was over and the local Regiments had completed their history, the men made their way back to New York State by rail, steamer and some walked. But home they were, always to remember their fellow soldiers they left behind. Chaplin Hyde briefly states, “Hundreds of homes in old Chautauqua were illumined with joy, a joy such as can only be experienced when the patriot soldier returns from his toils, perils and privations, bringing with his glad presence the assurance of his country’s safety, honor and perpetuity.” And from an earlier letter, the same writer states, “And while we feel deep sadness as we think of the so many of the bravest and best who have fallen or maimed for life by wounds yet cannot help reflecting with honest pride, upon their courage and patriotism, which led them to give even life for their country.”

 


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