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Recruiting Germans in Syracuse's 2nd Ward, Civil War, 1862

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Recruiting Germans in Syracuse's 2nd Ward, Civil War, 1862

Posted: 1098544264000
Classification: Military
Edited: 1137589274000
A PATRIOTIC FIRE COMPANY. - A meeting of Empire Company No. IV, from the Second Ward, was held last evening at their Engine House, to consider measures for the promotion of a company from that Ward under the Recruiting Officers, Nicholas Grumbach, Phillip Eckel, and Jacob Knapp. On motion of a member, Resolved, That the Empire Company No. IV give one hundred dollars to the above officers for extra bounty to volunteers. Resolved, That the Secretary shall write an order for the above amount. Resolved, That these proceedings be published in all our city daily papers. MICHAEL SPRISSER, JOHN A. ECKEL, JACOB BLIND, - Committee. (SYRACUSE DAILY COURIER AND UNION 8/30/62)


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:
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:

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