The following was transcribed by John LaBarre from "Yonkers in the Rebellion of 1861-1865" by Thomas Astley Atkins and John Wise Oliver. Published by The Yonkers Soldier's and Sailor's Monument Assn. in 1892.
"On the 19th day of May, 1866, a number of honorably discharged soldiers of the United States Army, who had served in the late war for the suppression of the Rebellion against the Union, met in the City of Yonkers, and took steps looking to the formation of a Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. After several preliminary meetings the new post started on its career June 29, as the Horatio Seymour Post No. 590, Department of New York, with the following named comrades as officers:"
Frederick SHONNARD, Commander
Fisher A. BAKER, Senior Vice-Commander
Edward MAXWELL, Junior Vice-Commander
Galusha B. BALCH, Surgeon
John FORSYTH, Chaplain
Matthew H. ELLIS, Quartermaster
James V. LAWRENCE, Officer of the Day
George W. FARNAM, Officer of the Guard
James B. FARRELL, Adjutant
Augustus W. NICOLL, Sergeant Major
Thomas EWING, Quartermaster Sergeant
Galusha B. BALCH succeeded Commander SHONNARD, January 25, 1877, and has remained since that date in the same position. At a regular encampment held on July 24, 1890, the name of the Post was changed to John C. Fremont; the change being ratified by General Order No. 9, September 25, 1890, from Department Headquarters.
BAKER, Fisher A., Lieutenant Colonel, 18th Regiment Massachusetts
BALCH, Galusha B., Assisant Surgeon, 98th Regiment New York Infantry Volunteers; 2nd Regiment Veteran Cavalry New York Volunteers
BALDWIN, William Henry, Captain, Company L, 1st Regiment New York Engineers
BELKNAP, William H., Company A, 38th Regiment New York Militia
BETTS, Charles D., Company H, 132nd Regiment New York Infantry Volunteers
BIRDSALL, Thomas, Company A, 127th Regiment New York Infantry Volunteers
BORLAND, George, Company K, 4th Regiment New York Infantry Volunteers; Captain, Company C, 6th Regiment New York Heavy Artillery
BROWER, John F., Company H, 1st Regiment Sharpshooters
BROWN, William H., Company B, 6th Regiment New York Heavy Artillery
BYNON, John Willett, Company E, 1st Regiment New York Engineers
CASEY, Daniel, Company F, 6th Regiment New York Heavy Artillery
CHURCH, Benjamin S., Captain, 12th Regiment New York Engineers
CONLIN, John, Company K, 6th Regiment New York Heavy Artillery
CRANE, Stephen S., Company F, 8th Regiment New York Militia
ELLIS, Matt. H., Captain, Company K, 175th Regiment New York Infantry Volunteers
EWING, Thomas, Colonel, 11th Regiment Kansas Infantry Volunteers; Brigadier-General and Brevet Major-General, United States Volunteers
FARNAM, George W., Company G, 23rd Regiment Connecticut Infantry Volunteers
FARRELL, James F., Captain, Company H, 5th Regiment New York Artillery
FORSYTH, John, Company F, 6th Regiment New york Heavy Artillery
FRISBIE, George H., Company H, 17th Regiment New York Militia
HATFIELD, William M., Company F, 1st Regiment New York Lincoln Cavalry
HOLT, Henry, Company A, 1st Regiment New York Cavalry
HUDSON, Abram A., Companys B & E, 95th Regiment New York Volunteers
IVES, Hugh M., Company B, 6th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers
KING, George W., Captain, Company G, 6th Regiment New York Heavy Artillery
KIRKWOOD, Alexander O., Company A, 47th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry Volunteers
KEMPTON, Benjamin F., Company C, 1st Regiment United States Sharpshooters; Company D, 6th Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps
LAWRENCE, James V., Major, Volunteers on General Staff
LAWRENCE, John H., Companys E & B, 6th Regiment New York Heavy Artillery
LELIVA, Carl Von, Captain Company C, 58th Regiment New york Infantry Volunteers
LESTER, Moses H., United States Navy
MANNING, Ezra L., Company H, 114th Regiment New York Infantry Volunteers; Company K, 14th Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps
NICOLL, Augustus W., Company E, 7th Regiment New York Militia
ODELL, James B., Company H, 17th Regiment New York Militia; Company H 13th Regiment New York Militia
ODELL, John H., Company C, 5th Regiment New York Infantry Volunteers
O'MALEY, Joseph, Company K, 6th Regiment New York Heavy Artillery
RADCLIFF, Abram S., Company H, 17th Regiment New York Militia
RANDALL, J. Wesley, United States Navy
SHONNARD, Frederic, Major, 6th Regiment New York Heavy Artillery
SIMMONDS, William, Company B, 15th Regiment New York Militia
SIMPSON, Luke, Company F, 192nd Regiment New York Infantry Volunteers
SLOCUM, William E., Company C, 37th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry Volunteers
SNYDER, Hiram J., Company D, 50th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteers
STEWART, James, 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, 13th Regiment New York Militia
STEWART, James Jr., Captain, Company A, 5th Regiment Connecticut Infantry
THAYER, Stephen H., Company H, 17th Regiment New York Militia
VAN NESS, Theodore, Company K, 26th Regiment New Jersey Infantry
WALSH, Robert, Company C, 6th Regiment New York Heavy Artillery
WELSH, William, Captain, 68th Regiment New York Infantry
WINANS, David A., Company A, 4th Regiment New York Heavy Artillery
WORDEN, Amos W., Company E, 17th Regiment Connecticut Infantry Volunteers
BUCHANAN, James, Company C, 6th Regiment New York Heavy Artillery
BLACKETT, William C., Company H, 102nd Regiment New York Volunteers
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