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Oneida (NY) Devan's in the Civil War


The Veterans Remembered
Article from the Oneida Post, July 8, 1893, p. 8, col. 1.

     On the south side of the soldiers' monument at Peterboro is the
inscription: "Smithfield gave of her men; let us honor the gallant seventy-five."

     Did 75 men from the Town of Smithfield serve during the Civil War? On
the day that the monument was dedicated, July 4, 1893, William S. Martindale,
one of those veterans, supplied a very different number - 108! Following are
the names that he recounted from memory (in the order he gave them):

Charles Stiles, James Green, Patrick Short, Peter Rice, Frank Hayes, John Munson, George Steams, William Chaffee, A. C. Baum, Ephraim House, George Tower, Uzal Parkhurst, William Lowery, John Fitzpatrick, John Hicks, Eugene Dickey, Richard Willoughby, Oliver Elmer, J.Wallace Clark, Jerome Marsh, Henry H. Rickard, John Woodcock, Samuel Johnston, Sidney Charles, Neil Eastman, Philip Eastman, Joseph Hleney [Henerey?], Bela Parks, A. S. Douglass, Ira 0. Ellenwod, Benjamin Parks, Rinaldo 0. Coe, Perry Cleveland, Ezra Strough, David Fanner, Frank McCurley, Edward McCurley, Elias Conder, Alexander Dickey, Samuel Hitchcock, Benjamin Metcalf, Daniel K. Bishop, James Mahah, Harvey Elmor, Addison Elmor, Franklin Parkhurst, Natham[n?] Parkhurst, Asel P. Stone, Lewis Stewart, John Hesslin, Carlos V. Palmer, Edwin D. Messenger, Dorrance Messenger, Seth Moon, Newell L. Douglass, Laban Robbins, Albert Robbins, Henry Charles, Charles Osbom, Henry Shurts, James Wallace, John A. Campbell, James Barnett, Thomas Barnett, J. Riley Stone, William A. Stone, Henry Devan, David Devan, Milto [Milo?] Devan, Wallace Devan, Jay Devan, Truman Devan, Hanson Williams, Daniel Torrey, Robert Torrey, Lafayette McWilliams, William E. Mattson, Jay Berry, Bertrand Hardy, Patrick H. Rich, Green Smith, John Rollins, George Newman, James Newman, Horace Beach, David Butler, Cornelius Butler, John Dolley, Quincy H. Martindale, William S. Martindale, William Clark, Thomas Neville, William Johnston, Richard Russell, Garrett Russell, John Harvey, Willard Petrie, Burton Brown, Clark Nellis, T. Foster Petrie, [J. Warren] Folts, Nathan Stone, William Henry Clark, James Douglass, Joseph Hart, John Hart, Patrick Neville, Aaron T. Bliss.