Military Information found in old Ledgers in the town

vault.  Extraction of this material was part of the original Vital Records Project

done in 1992-94.  This particular information was transcribed by Nancy Bryant.

To the Governor and Council of the State of Maine
We the undersigned request that we may be organized into a company of Artillery in the First Regiment Second Brigade and Eight Division aggreeable to the provisions of the Statute in such case made and provided to be called the Farmington Artillery. July 15 1850
F B Field
W Stoddard
G R Stanley
Moses Perham
A H Johnson
F W Butler
R B Johnson
John F Sprague
J M Cutler
J W Fairbanks
L M Williams
A G Johnson
A G Wheeler
John F Perham
Wm Randall
John D Marriner
Leonard Keith
D C Church
S G Craig
Albert Titcomb
J B Knowlton
Willard Humphrey
Thomas H Hunter
Reuben Hosmer
Albertus A Laughton
Charles Fuller
A J Wheeler
J F Butler
W P Norton
Sigd Buckmann
Anthony F Ham
Samuel E Heath
Benjamin R Elliott
Benjamin A Davis
E C Belcher
E R Weathern
H D Norton
F A Stewart
H Daggett
W Thurston
Ebeneazer Norton
R F Norton
William Stewart
W C Bailey
George Wheeler Jr
F C Davis
Sylvester Stanley
Samuel E May
A true attest A Jackson for A Redington Ad. Genl
In Council The standing committee on Millitary affairs to which was refered the petition of F B Field and other citizens of Farmington praying to be organized into a compnay of Artillery having had the same under consideration Report: that in the opinion of the committee the prayer of the petitioners aught to be granted. They therefore recommend that the Governor and Commander in Chief be advised to cause an order to be issued where by the petitioners may be organized into a company of Artillery under the provisioned of an Act entitled "An Act in addition to the sixteenth Chapter of the Revised Statutes approved August tenth eighteen hundred and forty eight; and that company to the Second Brigade Eighth Division. Which is respectfully submitted, John Babson, Chairman

In Council Nov 22 1850
Read and accepted by the Council and by the Governor approved
Attest John G Sawyer, Secy of State
Secretaries Office
Augusta Dec 3 1850

I Hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the original deposited in this office
John G Sawyer Secy of State State of Maine Headquarters
Augusta Dec 13 1850
General Order No. 43 Brigadier General William Tripp is charged with the Execution of the foregoing Order of Council by the Commander in Chief
Alfred Redington, Adjt Gen
A true copy of petition. Report and order there on.

Attest A. G. Wheeler, Clerk of said Company
Volunteer Militia of Maine
Company Order
To. A G Wheeler
You are hereby ordered to warn and give ten days notice to all the privates enrolled in the artillery Company a list thereof being hereto annexed either verbally or by delivering to each man in person or by leaving at his last and usual place of abode a written or printed order directing him to appear at the Stoddard House in Farmington on Monday the 24th day of February 1851 at one o'clock in the afternoon to elect one Captain and two Lieutenants to said Company. Hereof Fail not and make return to me your doings herein before the day of appearance. Dated at Wilton, this first day of February 1851
William Tripp 2nd Brig. 8th Div
Return This certifies I have warned and notified all Privates enrolled in the Company aforesaid as above directed.
A G Wheeler
F B Field
W Stoddard
G R Stanley
Moses Perham
A H Johnson
F W Butler
R B Johnson
John F Sprague
I M Cutler
J W Fairbanks
L M Williams
A G Johnson
A G Wheeler
John F Perham
Wm Randall
John D Marriner
Leonard Keith
D C Church
S G Craig
Albert Titcomb
J B Knowlton
Willard Humphrey
Thos H Hunter
Reuben Hosmer
Albertus A Laughton
Charles Fuller
A J Wheeler
J F Butler
W P Norton
Sigd Buckman
Anthony F Ham
Samuel E Heath
Benj R Elliot
Benj A Davis
E C Belcher
E R Weathern
H D Norton
F A Stewart
H Daggett
W Thurston
Ebenezer Norton
R F Norton
William Stewart
W C Bailey
George Wheeler Jr
F C Davis
Sylvester Stanley
Samuel E May
A true copy Attest A B Wheeler } Clerk
Pursuant to order of Feb first 1851, Company met at the Stoddard House in Farmington on Monday the twenty fourth day of February 1851 At said Election Company made choice of E C Belcher for Captain, F B Field for first Lieutenant, and J F Sprague for Second Lieutenant.
A true record Attest A G Wheeler } Clerk

Volunteer Militia of Maine
Company Order
To A G Wheeler
You are hereby ordered to warn and give four days notice to all the non-commissioned Officers and Privates enrolled in the company under my command a list there of being hereunto annexed either verbally or by delivering to each man in person or by leaving at his last and usual place of abode a written or printed order directing him to appear. With the arms and equipments required by law at the Gun House in Farmington on Wednesday the 28th day of May 1851 at one o'clock in the afternoon for millitary duty and inspection.
Also to choose a third Lieutenant. Here of Fail Not and make return to me of your doings herein before the day of appearance.
Dated at Farmington this 22nd day of May 1851
E C Belcher Commanding Officer of the A Company
Of Artillery first Reg 2nd Brig 8th Div
Return This certifies that I have notified according to law, all the non-commissioned Officers and Privates enrolled in the Company aforesaid as above ordered.
A G Wheeler
A H S Davis
Except S G Craig and F C Davis
G R Stanley
Willard Humphrey
A H Johnson
F W Bulter
R B Johnson
A G Johnson
L M Williams
John F Perham
Wm Randall
John D Marriner
Leonard Keith
W P Norton
S G Craig
D C Church
J B Knowlton
A G Wheeler
Thos H Hunter
Willard Stoddard
A A Laughton
Reuben Hosmer
Anthony F Ham
Chas Fuller
Benj R Elliott
J F Butler
H D Norton
Saml E Heath
Hiram Daggett
Benj A Davis
George O Wheeler
F A Stewart
Albert Titcomb
R F Norton
E R Weathern
W Thurston
F C Davis
W C Bailey
Samuel E May
Sylvester Stanley
Thomas C Eaton
A H L Davis
Amos Q Folsom
W H Stewart
William A Barker
A true copy
Attest A G Wheeler } Clerk
Pursuant to order of May 22nd 1851 the Company met at the Gun House on the 28th day of May 1851 performed millitary duty according to law Also on said day (as per order)
Thos H Hunter was chosen third Lieutenant. On Said day A G Wheeler J F Perham D C Church and F M Butler were chosen Sergeants Also Charles Fuller H D Norton R F Norton and Thomas C Eaton were chosen Corporals
A true Record
Attest A G Wheeler } Clerk of said Company
State of Maine Nov 22 1850
Volunteer Militia of Maine
Company Order
To F A Stewart:
You are hereby ordered to warn and give four days notice to all non-commissioned Officers and Privates enrolled in the Company under my command a list there of being hereunto annexed, either verbally or by delivering to each man in person or by leaving at his last and ususal place of abode, a written or printed order directing him to appear with the arms and equipment required by law at the Gun House in Farmington on Saturday the nineteenth day of July 1851 at one o'clock in the afternoon to elect a Captain in place of E C Belcher and fill all other vacancies that may occur. Here Fail not and make return to me of your doings here in before the day of appearance.
Dated at Farmington this twelfth day of July 1851
F B Field Commanding Office of the A Company of Artillery First Reg 2nd Brig 8th Div
Return This certifies that I have warned and notified according to law all the non-commissioned and privates enrolled in the company aforesaid as above directed
(1) F A Stewart
(1) A H Johnson
(2) G R Stanley
Willard Stoddard
R B Johnson
F W Butler
L M Williams
A G Johnson
William Randall
J D Marriner
Leonard Keith
N P Norton
S G Craig
D C Church
J B Knowlton
A G Wheeler
A A Laughton
Willard Humphrey
A F Ham
R T Hosmer
Benj R Elliot
Chas Fuller
H D Norton
J F Bulter
H Daggett
Samuel E Heath
George O Wheeler
Benj A Davis
Albert Titcomb
R F Norton
E R Weathern
W C Bailey
F C Davis
Sylvester Stanley
Saml E May
Thos C Eaton
F A Stewart
A H S Davis
Amos Q Folsom
W H Stewart
Wm A Barker
A H Johnson
A J Wheeler
Pursuant to order of July 12th 1851 the Company met at the Gun House on Saturday the nineteenth day of July 1851 and elected Francis B Field Captain and Benj F Ames third Lieutenant
At Said election F A Stewart was chosen Sergeant Also at said Election B F Ames and B F Page joined said Company. Also at said Election the company was warned to meet at the Gun House on the Nineth day of August 1851 one o'clock PM armed and equiped as the law directs for millitary duty and there wait further orders. Pursuant to previous order. Company met at the Gun House and performed Millitary duty according to law. At said training Eben Perham, N A Butler, Augustus M Chandler, Wm B Welch, Albert Ames, N B S Davis, Joseph Keith Jr, John D Perry and Francis Luce joined said Company. At said training the company was warned to meet at the Gun House the twentieth day of August at one o'clock PM for Millitary duty. A G Wheeler } Clerk August 20 1851 Pursuant to order of August 9th 1851. Company met at the Gun House at one o'clock PM for millitary duty. At said training Charles H Butterfield, Theodore L Mayhew, George W Bailey, Samuel Mosher and Lloyd White joined said Company. At said training the Company was warned to meet at the Gun House on the thirtieth day of August at one o'clock PM for millitary duty.
A G Wheeler } Clerk of said Company August 30th 1851 Pursuant to order of August 20 the company met at the Gun House at the time specified and did millitary duty according to law. At said training Wm F Cilly joined said company. At said training the company was warned to meet at the Gun House on on the eighth day of Sept at one o'clock PM to do escort duty. Also at said training the company was warned to meet at the Gun House on the nineth day of Sept at six o'clock PM for millitary inspection and review.
A G Wheeler } Clerk Sept 8th 1851
Pursuant to order Aug 30th company met at the Gun House at one o'clock PM and did duty as per said order. Pursuant to order of Aug 30th company met at Gun House Sept 9th at 6 o'clock AM and performed millitary duty according to law.

Volunteer Militia of Maine
Company Order
To Thomas H Hunter You are hereby ordered to warn and give four days notice to all non-commissioned officers and Privates enrolled in the Company under my command, a list thereof being hereunto annexed, either verbally or by delivering to each man in person or by leaving at his last and usual place of abode a written or printed order directing him to appear with his arms and equipment required by law at McKean's Tavern in Strong Village on Wednesday the fifteenth day of October 1851 at six o'clock in the forenoon for millitary duty. Here of Fail not and make return to me of your doings herein before the day of appearance. Dated at Farmington this sixth day of October 1851.
F B Field Commanding Officer of the A Company of Artillery 1st Reg 2nd Brig 8th Div

Return This certifies that I have notified and warned according to law all the non-commissioned officers and Privates enrolled in the Company aforesaid as above directed. Thomas H Hunter
A G Wheeler
George Wheeler Jr
A H Johnson
E R Weathern
F W Butler
J D Marriner
F A Stewart
Benjamin A Davis
Charles Fuller
Saml E May
H D Norton
Eben Perham
R F Norton
Saml E Heath
Thos C Eaton
H A Butler
B R Elliott
A M Chandler
A G Johnson
Wm B Welch
A T Folsom
Albert Ames
A J Wheeler
H B S Davis
W Stoddard
Joseph Keith Jr
W Humphrey
John D Perry
A H S Davis
Francis Luce
W H Stewart
Chas H Butterfield
T L Mayhew
Lloyd White
G M Bailey
Wm F Cilley
Benj F Page
Saml Mosher
Oct 15th 1851 Pursuant to order of Oct 6th 1851 Comapny met at the time and place specified and performed millitary duty according to law.
A J Wheeler } Clerk

Volunteer Militia of Maine
Company Order
To Hiram A Butler You are hereby ordered to warn and give four days notice to all non-commissioned officers and Privates enrolled in the Company under my command list there of being here unto annexed either verbally or by delivering to each man in person or by leaving at his last and usual place of abode a written or printed order directing him to appear with the arms and equipment required by law at the Gun House in Farmington on Wednesday the 26th day of May 1852 at one o'clock in the afternoon for millitary duty and inspection. Here of Fail not and make return to me of your doings herein, before the day of appearance. Dated at Farmingotn on this eleventh day of May 1852.

F B Field Commanding Officer of the A Company of Artillery 1st reg 2nd Brig 8th Div
Return This certifies that I have notified and warned according to law all the non-commissioned Officers and Privates enrolledin the Company aforesaid as above directed. H A Butler
A G Wheeler
J D Marriner
A H Johnson
Benj A Page
F W Butler
Saml E May
F A Stewart
Eben Perham
H D Norton
Saml E Heath
R F Norton
H A Butler
Thos C Eaton
A M Chandler
B R Elliott
Wm B Welch
A G Johnson
Albert Ames
A Q Folsom
H B S Davis
W P Norton
Joseph Keith
A J Wheeler
John D Perry
W Stoddard
Francis Luce
W Humphrey
C H Butterfield
A H S Davis
T L Mayhew
W H Stewart
Lloyd White
George Wheeler Jr
G W Bailey
E R Weathern
Wm F Cilley
Benj A Davis
Saml Mosher
David McCleary
Elbridge Perham
J W Stoddard
May 26th 1852 Pursuant to previous order comapny met at the Gun House in Farmington on Wednesday the 26th day of May 1852 and performed millitary duty according to law.
A true Record A G Wheeler } Clerk

Volunteer Militia of Maine
Company Order
To T L Mayhew (1) and F W Butler (2) You are hereby ordered to warn and give four days notice to all the non-commissioned officers and Privates enrolled in the Company under my command a list there of being hereunto annexed either verbally or by delivering to each man in person or by leaving at his last and usual place of abode, a written or printed order directing him to appear with the arms and equipment required by law at the Gun House in Farmington on Saturday the 14th day of August 1852 at one o'clock in the afternoon for millitary duty also to elect two Lieutenants to vacancies. Here of Fail not and make return to me of your doings hereinbefore the day of appearance.
Dated at Farmington this 9th day of August 1852

F B Field Commanding Officer of the A Company of Artillery 1st Reg 2nd Brig 8th Div
Return This certifies that I have warned and notified according to law all the non-commissioned officers and privates enrolledin the Company as above directed.
T L Mayhew
Francis W Butler
A G Wheeler
F W Butler
A H Johnson
H D Norton
Thos C Eaton
R F Norton
F A Stewart
A J Wheeler
W Humphrey
W Stoddard
B R Elliott
George Wheeler Jr
A Q Folsom
E R Weathern
A H S Davis
Albert Ames
W H Stewart
H B S Davis
J D Marriner
Joseph Keith Jr
Benj A Davis
John D Perry
Eben Perham
C H Butterfield
H A Butler
Lloyd White
A M Chandler
G M Bailey
J W Stoddard
Wm F Cilley
Francis Luce
Elbridge Perham
T L Mayhew
H H Norton
Benj A Page
E P Davis
Saml Mosher
Chas Marvel
David McCleary
Moses Craig
Saml Coombs
Josiah H Parker
Joseph Daggett
T R Thompson
Caleb Church
Luther J Tibbetts
Saturday Aug 14 1852
Pursuant to previous order Company met at the Gun House on Saturday the fourteenth day of August at one o'clock PM and chose Francis W Butler and John Q Johnson Lieutenants also performed millitary duty according to law. At said training the Company was warned to meet at the Gun House on Saturday the twenty eighth day of August at one o'clock PM for millitary duty.
Attest Record A G Wheeler } Clerk
Saturday August 28 1852

Pursuant to previous notice Company met at the Gun House on Saturday the 28th of August 1852 at one o'clock in the PM and performed millitary duty according to law. At said training the Company was warned to meet at the Gun House on Saturday the 11th day of September 1852 at one o'clock in the afternoon for millitary duty.
A true Record A G Wheeler } Clerk
Pursuant to previous notice Company met at the Gun House on Saturday the 11th day of Sept 1852 at one o'clock in the afternoon and performed millitary duty according to law. At said training the Company was warned to meet at the Gun House on Saturday the 25th of Sept 1852 at one'coclock in the afternoon for millitary duty.
A true Record A G Wheeler } Clerk
Pursuant to previous notice Company meet at the Gun House on Saturday the 25th day of Sept 1852 at one o'clock PM and performed military duty according to law. At said training the Company was warned to meet at the Gun House on Tuesday the 28th day of Sept 1852 at 6 o'clock AM for military duty, inspection and review.
A true Record A G Wheeler } Clerk
Tuesday Sept 28th 1852 Pursuant to previous order Company met at the time and place specified and performed military duty according to law.
A true Record A G Wheeler } Clerk of the A Company of Artillery

Volunteer Militia of Maine
Company Order
To You are hereby ordered to warn and give ten days notice to all the non-commisioned officers and privates enrolled in the Company under my command a list thereof being hereunto annexed either verbally or by delivering to each man in person, or by leaving at his last and ususal place of abode a written or printed order directing him to appear with the arms and equipment required by law, at the Gun House in Farmington on Wednesday the 25th day of May 1853 at one o'clock in the afternoon for military duty and inspection also to choose a 2nd Lieutenant. Here of Fail not and make return to me of your doings herein before the day of appearance Dated at Farmington this (The book ends in this way.)