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Syracuse's 2nd Ward fills Co. B, 149th Regt. Civil War, 1862

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Syracuse's 2nd Ward fills Co. B, 149th Regt. Civil War, 1862

Posted: 23 Oct 2004 9:17AM GMT
Classification: Military
Edited: 18 Jan 2006 6:01AM GMT
Surnames: GRUMBACH, ECKEL, KNAPP
THE 2D WARD COMPANY COMPLETE. - THE BEST WORK YET. - The German Company of the 2d ward, under Capt. Grumbach and Lieuts. Eckle [Eckel] and Knapp, is far above the maximum number. On Saturday evening the company numbered fifty-one men. Fifty-four men were enlisted yesterday, being, we believe, the best day’s recruiting for one company ever done in this State. The people of the second ward yesterday did nothing but recruit. They entered into the business with a real German enthusiasm -the women, wives, mothers and daughters urging and encouraging enlistments, and the result is this glorious success, the first full company for the Fourth regiment. The company marched in a body this morning to the office of Justice Hurst, where the oath was administered to those not already sworn in. A few of them are now in the surgeon’s hands. The company will muster in as soon as possible, probably to-day.-Standard. (SYRACUSE DAILY COURIER AND UNION 9/2/62)

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I have been given kind permission to post the above, which appears, along with many more Civil War-era newspaper reports, on Dan Houde's excellent website on the 149th Regiment, New York State Volunteers (The Salt Point Rangers; "The Fourth Onondaga Regiment"), a Civil War regimental history/re-enactors' site at:
http://home.earthlink.net/~dahoude/
See the "From the Archives" page, Steve Houde, Archivist

For more info on the Germans, see my website,
German Immigrant Ancestors in Syracuse & Onondaga Co., NY:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mstone/

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