Rochester NY - 54th Regiment

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Rosters of the Rochester, NY military units found in the Rochester City Directory from 1851 to 1880. The special emphasis is on the 54th Regiment NY National Guard.

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Rochester's Militia54th Infantry Regiment NY National Guard 1851 to 1881

Compiled from entries in the Rochester, NY City Directory. @ Copyright 2009 - Patrick J. Eagan

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Rochester City Directory - 1851-2 54th REGIMENT INFANTRY CHARLES D. TITUS, Lieut. Col. Commanding The territory of which this Regimental District is now composed, includes all that part of the County of Monroe, lying west of the Genesee River. _____ 53RD REGIMENT INFANTRY ROBERT A. HALL, Colonel This Regimental District includes all of that part of the County of Monroe, lying east of the Genesee River, the towns of Victor and Farmington, in Ontario County, and the towns of Macedon and Walworth, in the County of Wayne. _____ Rochester Union Grays MOTTO"Union is Strength" Organized December 11th, 1838. Armory, North Wing of Centre Market. Regular weekly drill, on Tuesday evenings. MILITARY OFFICERS Maj. LANSING B. SWAN, Commandant John G. Gray, 1st Lieut. James L. Angle, 2nd Lieut. Charles G. Lee, 3rd Lieut. John Fairbanks, President E. W. Bryan, Vice President CIVIL OFFICERS James T.Griffin, Secretary William H. Ward, Treasurer _____

Rochester Light Guards MOTTO"True to our CountryJealous of her Rights" Organized, 1840. Armory, Centre Market, North Wing. MILITARY OFFICERS HARRISON S. FAIRCHILD, Commandant Mortimer F. Stilwell, 1st A. Curtis Winn, 2nd Lieut. Lieut. C. H. Chapman, Color Bearer C. H. Chapman, President CIVIL OFFICERS W. S. Kennedy, Secretary 3

C. C. Cowles, Vice President _____

Mortimer F. Stilwell, Treasurer

German Grenadiers MOTTO"Fearless and Faithful" Organized, 1840. Armory, Centre Market, North Wing. MILITARY OFFICERS FREDERICK MILLER, Captain Harry Eilinger, 1st Lieut. Frederick Hertel, 2nd Lieut. C. F. Haeffler, Color Bearer Frederick Hertel, President ________, Vice President CIVIL OFFICERS Charles Brown, Secretary Frederick Miller, Treasurer _____

German Union Guards MOTTO"United and Ready" Organized, October 25, 1847. Armory, North End of Centre Market. MILITARY OFFICERS GEORGE SEPERT, Captain John Groh, 1st Lieut. John Wolf, 2nd Lieut. Philip Will, 3rd Lieut. John Sepert, President John Groh, Vice President CIVIL OFFICERS Herman Plosser, Secretary John Boehm, Treasurer _____

SCOTT'S BRASS BAND This Association was organized in January, 1851. They meet for practice one evening in each week, in the Armory of the Union Grays, North Wing of Centre Market. ALEXANDER SCOTT, Musical director. MEMBERS L. P. Berthrong C. J. Howland J. T. Morrison J. Scott T. Davis H. E. Wright CIVIL OFFICERS 4 J. Woollard C. H. Foster J. T. Cox H. S. Brown J. N. Siebert

L. P. Berthrong, President

C. J. Howland, Sec'y and Treas.

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Rochester City Directory - 1853-4 25TH BRIGADE, N.Y.S.M. Head Quarters at Rochester Brigade District includes the County of Monroe, and a part of the Counties of Ontario and Wayne. Lansing B. Swan, Brigadier General Commanding Captain Hubbard S. Allis, Aid de Camp Major C. Gold Lee, Brigade Inspector Major John Thompson, Jr., Judge Advocate Major Charles R. Babbitt, Engineer Major George Hand Smith, Surgeon Captain James E. Cheney, Quarter Master Captain Edward M. Smith, Paymaster 53rd REGIMENT Includes all of the County of Monroe lying East of the Genesee River, together with the towns of Victor and Farmington in the County of Ontario, Macedon, and Walworth in the County of Wayne. James L. Angle, Colonel, Commanding Delon M. Dewey, Lieutenant Colonel Truman T. Morse, Major Lieut. Geo. W. Martin, Quarter Master Company A, German Grenadiers Frederick C. MillerCaptain Christian Eversold,, First Lieutenant Frederick Hartel, Second Lieutenant Christian Speis, Orderly _____ Company B, German Union Guards G. Siebert, Captain L. Ernst, First Lieut. J. Wolf, Second Lieut. S. Sellinger, Orderly _____ 54TH REGIMENT Includes all of the County of Monroe lying West of the Genesee River. Harrison S. Fairchild, Colonel, Commanding Belden R. McAlpine, Lieut. Colonel James T. Griffin, Major 6

Capt. Henry H. Langworthy, Surgeon Capt. Ely S. Parker, Engineer Lieut. Gilman H. Parkins, Quarter Master Lieut. Edward Whalen, Paymaster Lieut. E. Bushnell Elwood, Adjutant _____ Company A, Rochester Union Grays John G. Gray, Captain C. Gold Lee, First Lieut. Elihu H. Collins, Second Lieut. Nathaniel Thompson, Second Lieut. William T. Holman, Orderly _____ Company B, Brockport _____ Company C, Citizens' Corps David F. Vaughn, Captain Charles E. Jennings, First Lieut. Luke McGuire, Second Lieut. John C. Clarence, Orderly _____ Company D, First City Dragoons Christopher T. Amsden, Captain James Brackett, First Lieut. Justin Day, Second Lieut. Charles P. Barker, Orderly _____ Company E, Light Guard S. W. Updike, Captain Charles F. Smith, First Lieut. Thos. Hawks, Jr., Second Lieut. Robert F. Taylor, Orderly _____

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Rochester City Directory - 1855-6 25TH BRIGADE, N.Y.S.M. Head Quarters at Rochester Brigade District includes the counties of Monroe, Wayne, Seneca and Schuyler. Lansing B. Swan, Brigadier General Commanding Captain Hubbard S. Allis, Aid-de-Camp Major Charles R. Babbitt, Brigade Inspector Major John Thompson, Jr., Judge Advocate Major Geo. S. Riley, Engineer Major George Hand Smith, Surgeon Captain James E. Cheney, Quarter Master Captain Edward M. Smith, Paymaster 54rd REGIMENT Includes all of the county of Monroe. Harrison S. Fairchild, Colonel, Commanding Belden R. McAlpine, Lieut. Colonel James T. Griffin, Major Capt. Henry H. Langworthy, Surgeon Capt. Ely S. Parker, Engineer Lieut. William H. Ward, Paymaster Lieut. George W. Martin, Adjutant _____ Company A, Rochester Union Grays C. Gold Lee, Captain Nathaniel Thompson, First Lieut. William M. Lewis, Second Lieut. M. Elvoy, Orderly _____ Company B, German Grenadiers Frederick C. Miller, Captain Christian Eversold, First Lieut. Frederick Hartel, Second Lieut. Christian Speis. Orderly _____ Company C, Light Guard 8

Scott W. Updike, Captain Thomas Hawks, First Lieut. Robert F. Taylor, Second Lieut. F. M. Adams, Second Lieut. A. S. Montgomery, Orderly _____ Company D, German Union Guards G. Seibert, Captain L. Ernst, First Lieutenant S. Sellinger, Second Lieutenant Peter Walzer, Orderly _____ Company E, Citizens' Corps Gilbert S. Jennings, Captain Luke McGuire, First Lieutenant Charles Fitz Simmons, Second Lieut. Charles E. Jennings, Orderly _____ Company F, First City Dragoons James Brackett, Captain C. W. Barker, First Lieut. George W. Lewis, Second Lieut. I. S. Hobbie, Second Lieut. R. R. Harris, Orderly _____ 58TH REGIMENT Includes the counties of Wayne, Seneca and Schuyler. E. C. Frost, of Catharine, Schuyler Co., Colonel, Commanding. _____

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Rochester City Directory - 1857-8 25TH BRIGADE, N.Y.S.M. Head Quarters at Rochester Brigade District includes the counties of Monroe, Wayne, Seneca and Schuyler. Lansing B. Swan, Brigadier General Commanding STAFF Captain Hubbard S. Allis, Aid-de-Camp Major Charles R. Babbitt, Brigade Inspector Major John Thompson, Jr., Judge Advocate Major Geo. S. Riley, Engineer Major George Hand Smith, Surgeon Captain James E. Cheney, Quarter Master Captain Edward M. Smith, Paymaster 54rd REGIMENT Includes all the County of Monroe. Harrison S. Fairchild, Colonel, Commanding James T. Griffin, Lieutenant Colonel Truman T. Morse, Major STAFF Capt. Henry H. Langworthy, Surgeon Capt. Charles B. Hill, Engineer Lieut. Wm. H. Benjamin, Assistant Surgeon Lieut. Wm. H. Ward, Paymaster Geo. W. Martin, Adjutant S. A. Stevens, Quartermaster Joseph Flint, Sergeant Major _____ Company A, Rochester Union Grays Nathaniel Thompson, Captain Elihu B. Collins, 1st Lieutenant James McElroy, 2nd Lieutenant Henry C. Webb, Orderly _____ Company B, German Grenadiers Frederick C. Miller, Captain Christian Speis, 1st Lieut. Frederick Hartell, 2nd Lieut. Frederick Schoen, Orderly 10

_____ Company C, Light Guard Dellon M. Dewey, Captain Robert F. Taylor, 1st Lieut. Warner Westcott, 2nd Lieut. Francis Schoeffel, 3rd Lieut. Geo. B. Force, Orderly _____ Company D, German Union Guards Louis Ernst, Captain Lorenzo Sellinger, 1st Lieutenant Francis A. Adelman, 2nd Lieutenant George M. Sellinger, Junr., Orderly _____ Company E, Citizens' Corps Gilbert S. Jennings, Captain ____________, 1st Lieutenant ____________, 2nd Lieutenant ____________, 3rd Lieutenant John Roache, Orderly _____ Company F, City Dragoons James Brackett, Captain Charles R. Babbitt, 1st Lieutenant George W. Lewis, 2nd Lieutenant Isaac S. Hobbie, 2nd 2nd Lieutenant Robert R. Harris, Orderly _____ INDEPENDENT COMPANY Washington Life Guards Organized 8th Oct., 1855 Matthew Rigney, Captain Alexander Graham, 1st Lieutenant Bartholomew Crowley, 2nd Lieutenant Michael Gill, 3rd Lieutenant Timothy Fahey, Orderly 11

_____ 58TH REGIMENT Includes the Counties of Wayne, Seneca, and Schuyler. E. C. Frost, of Catherine, Schuyler Co., Colonel, Commanding James B. Murray, Seneca Falls, Lieutenant Colonel L. F. S. Viele, Seneca Falls, Major _____ SCOTT'S CORNET BAND Organized 1st January, 1851 Alexander Scott, Leader and Musical Director MEMBERS L. Scheick J. Scott H. Meyering J. Meyering W. M. Repass G. Charley (?) H. S. Brown J. Effing H. Carmichael No civil organization at present. _____ NEWMAN'S CORNET BAND Organized 1852. Charles Newman, Leader and Musical Director MEMBERS Charles Miller Gib Schantz Joseph Schantz Henry Schantz Lorens Schrank Frank _____ Nich. G. Charles _____ Mr. Raps

D. Scott A. Wiseman W. M. Bingham F. Meyering

John Newman Louis Hailbrun Val. Laing Adam Weber

Nich. G., President Charles Newman, Treasurer Louis Hailbrun, Secretary _____

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Rochester City Directory - 1859 25TH BRIGADE, N.Y.S.M. Head Quarters at Rochester Brigade District includes the counties of Monroe, Wayne, Livingston and Ontario. Lansing B. Swan, Brigadier General Commanding STAFF Captain Hubbard S. Allis, Aid-de-Camp Majo