Nebraska Commandery Original Members and Officers (1885-1902) of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the US (MOLLUS)


Commandery History: The Nebraska Commandery was chartered October 31, 1885 and held it's first official meeting at the Paxton Hotel, in Omaha, NE on December 17, 1885 with 43 members and 16 new applicants. The occasion there was a fine banquet, with toasts and responses and vocal and instrumental music, the latter by the 4th US Inf. band. The following Companions from other commanderies were present and took part in the installation exercises: General Ducat and Captain Adams of the IL Commandery, Colonel Kebourn and Captain King of the WI Commandery, General Jennison, Major White Captain Castle, Captain Braden and Captain Kittleson of the MN Commandery, and Major Ellis of the MO Commandery.

Previously a temporary organization had been effected by a number of Companions, who had joined the CA Commandery for the purpose of organizing the NE Commandery. The 43 charter members were Delevan Bates, William F. Bechel, William R. Bowen, Samuel Breck, W. J. Broatch, J. Morris Brown, John S. Caulfield, John R. Clark, Amasa Cobb, William Coburn, G. B. Dandy, Joshua B. Davis, George W. E. Dorsey, Edgar S. Dudley, C. Ewen, James S. France, C. H. Frederick, Robert H. Hall, Oliver O. Howard, Church Howe, George W. Humphrey, William H. Ijams, Simeon T. Josselyn, Jacob Ford Kent, Robert R. Livingston, Horrace Ludington, John R. Manchester, Joseph C. McBride, Lewis Merriam, William H. C. Michael, Frank E. Moores, Henry A. Morrow, John J. O'Brien, Henry E. Palmer, James H. Peabody, E. B. Rumsey, James W. Savage Joseph Sladen, Charles E. Squires, C. M. Terrell, Charles H. Townsend, William Wallace, and C. I. Wilson.

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NEBRASKA COMMNADERY MEMBERS (1885-1902).


Name Civil War Military Rank or Membership Type Abbott, O. A. 1st Lt. 9th IL Cav. Abercrombie, William R. Capt. USA, Suc. Allee, Abraham Capt. 16th IL Cav. Ames, Luther T. Capt. 2nd Inf., USA Andrews, E. Benjamin 2nd Lt. 1st CT Hvy. Art. Armstong, George Bvt. Lt. Col. 2nd NE Inf. Arthur, Louis A. Suc. Atkinson, C. W. Suc. Ayer, Don C. 2nd Lt. 1st VT Hvy. Art. Ayers, James C. Suc. Balance, Charles Suc. Barnum, Morgan L. Suc. Barriger, John W. Lt. Col. Sub. Dept., Bvt. BG USA Bates, Delevan BG USV, Col. 30th USCT Beardsley, S. W. 1st Lt. 154th NY Inf. Bechel, William F. 1st Lt. 107th OH Inf. Bell, John T. 2nd Lt. 2nd IA Inf. Benham, Daniel W. Lt. Col. 7th Inf. USA Benson, H. H. Capt. 8th IA Inf. Billingsley, L. W. Capt. 44th USCT Bowen, William R. 1st Lt. 1st NE Cav., Bvt. Capt. USV Breck, Samuel Bvt. BG USA Brewster, Charles Capt. 13th NY Cav., Bvt. Maj. USV Briggs, Oliver 1st Lt. 19th MA Inf. Broatch, William J. Capt. 40th Inf. USA Brooke, John R. MG USA Brown, J. Morris Maj. & Surg. USA Brown, Robert L. Capt. USA, Suc. Bryant, Franklin B. 1st Lt. & QM 12th WI Inf. Burnham, Horace B. Lt. Col. & Dep. JA Gen USA Burrell, Thomas 1st Lt. 189th NY Inf. Carter, J. O. 2nd Lt. 66th OH Inf. Carlin, William P. Bvt. MG USA Carson, John L. Capt. & ACS USV Casey, Charles B. Suc. Caulfield, John S. 1st Lt. 114th IL Inf. Clark, John R. 1st Lt. 15th OH Inf. Clarkson, Thaddeus S. Maj. 3rd AK Cav. Cobb, Amasa Col. 5th & 43rd WI Inf., Bvt. BG USV Cobb, M. McK. Suc. Coburn, William 2nd Lt. 3rd US Inf. Cochran, John T. Capt. 80th IN Inf. Coffman, Victor H. Maj. & Surg. 34th IA Inf., Bvt. Lt. Col. USV Cook, George W. 1st Lt. 179th NY Inf. Cowin, John C. Capt. 108th USCT Cramer, H. W. Bvt. Lt. Col. 7th IA Inf. Curtis, Samuel S. Lt. Col. 3rd CO Cav. Dandy, George B. Bvt. BG USA Davis, Joshua B. Maj. 122nd NY Inf. Dennis, John B. Bvt. BG USV Deuel, William A. Capt. 12th MI Inf. Dewess, Thomas B. Maj. 9th Cav. USA Dickey, John J. Suc. Dilworth, C. J. Col. 85th IL Inf., Bvt. BG USV Dinsmore, John B. 2nd Lt. 9th NY Cav. Dorsey, Daniel A. 2nd Lt. 33rd OH Inf. Dorsey, George W. E. Capt. & CS, Bvt. Maj. USV Downey, George F. Suc. Capt. George Downey Downey, George M. Capt. 21st US Inf. Dudley, Edgar S. 1st Lt. 2nd Art. USA Evans, Elwood W. 2nd Lt. 8th Cav. USA Ewen, Clarence Capt. & Ast. Surg. USA Foote, Dellizon A. Suc. France, James S. Capt. 17th NY Inf. Franklin, N. G. Maj. 45th OH Inf. Franklin, Carl T. Suc. Maj. N. G. Franklin Frederick, Calvin H. Lt. Col. 59th IL Inf., Bvt. BG USV Funke, Oscar F. Suc. Furay, Edward S. Suc. 1st. Lt. John Furay Furay, John B. 1st Lt. 11th OH Cav. Furnas, Robert W. Col. 2nd NE Cav. Gageby, James H. Maj. 7th Inf. USA Gardner, William H. Capt. 30th MA Inf. Gilmore, Melvin R. Suc. Gonden, Louis N. 1st Lt. 2nd MD PHB Goodall, Joseph 1st Lt. 9th IA Cav. Gordon, John A. Capt. 15th WI Inf. Grant, John 2nd Lt. 38th NJ Inf. Greusel, Nicholas Col. 36th IL Inf. Hall, Charles L. Suc. Hall, Delos E. Maj. 897th NY Inf. Hall, Robert H. Bvt. Lt. Col. USA Hartsuff, Albert Bvt. Lt. Col. & Surg. USA Hawkins, John P. Bvt. MG USA Harwood, Nathan S. 1st Lt. 46th IA Inf. Henry, R. H. 1st Lt. 42nd WI Inf. Henry, Walter B. Suc. Hill, J. E. Capt. 111th OH Inf. Holcomb, William H. Capt. 76th USCT Holcomb, W. H. Jr. Suc. Capt. William H. Holcomb Holmes, C. A. Capt. 29th WI Inf. Hoover, John S. Maj. 31st IL Inf., Bvt. Col. USV Horne, Othniel 1st Lt. & Adj. 100th IL Inf. Howard, Guy Capt. USA Howard, Oliver O. MG USA Howe, Church Capt. 15th MA Inf., Bvt. Col. USV, Bvt. Maj. USV Hubbard, N. M. Bvt. Maj. USA Humphrey, George M. Capt. 42nd WI Inf. Hyatt, Chauncey W. 1st Lt. 38th WI Inf. Ijams, William H. Capt. 30th OH Inf. Iler, Jacob W. Capt. 49th OH Inf. Jackson, Edward C. Capt. 125th NY Inf. Jenson, John 2nd Lt. 12th USC Hvy. Art. Jones, Samuel B. 2nd Lt. 11th VT Inf. Josselyn, Simeon T. 1st Lt. 13th IL Inf. Keeffe, Joseph Capt. 4th Inf. USA Keifer, J. Warren Jr. Suc. Kell, William H. Capt. 22nd Inf. USA Kelly, Joseph J. Col. 107th IL Inf. Kelly, William R. Suc. Kent, Jacob F. Bvt. Lt. Col. USA Killgore, William H. 1st Lt. PA Lt. Art. Kimball, Nathan Bvt. MG USV Kinsler, James T. Ast. Surg. 164th NY Inf. Kleutsch, John D. 1st Lt. 82nd IL Inf. Knappen, Prosper L. Suc. Korty, Louis H. 3rd Class Lambertson, Genio M. Suc. Lawrence, Frank B. 2nd Lt. 99th NY Inf. Livingston, Theo. P. Suc. Livingstone, Robert Col. 1st NE Inf., Bvt. BG USV Lowe, W. W. Col. 5th IA Cav., Bvt. BG USV Ludington, Horace Maj. & Surg. 100th PA Inf. Lynch, Edward 1st Lt. 8th Inf. USA Majors, Thomas Maj. 1st NE Vet. Cav., Bvt. Lt. Col. USV Manchester, John R. Capt. 97th NY Inf. Manderson, Charles F. Col. 19th OH Inf., Bvt. BG USV Mason, Oliver P. 3rd Class Masten, George G. 1st Lt. 80th NY Inf. McBride, J. C. Capt. 48th IN Inf. McClay, John H. 2nd Lt. 47th IL Inf. McClay, William L. Suc. 2nd Lt. John H. McClay McKaig, Robert N. 2nd Lt. 5th IN Cav. McKeever, Samuel Bvt. Lt. Col. USV McKell, James C. Capt. 73rd OH Inf. McNamara, Arthur Suc. McParlin, Thomas A. Bvt. BG USA Mercer, G. W. Suc. 1st Lt. & Ast. Surg. Samuel D. Mercer Mercer, John J. Capt. 78th IL Inf. Mercer, Samuel D. Lt. & Ast. Surg. 149th IL Inf. Merriam, Lewis 1st Lt. 4th Inf. USA Michael, William H. C. Acting Ensign USN Miller, J. S. Maj. 11th WI Inf. Mills, William Capt. USA Montgomery, C. S. Suc. Montgomery, Milton Col. 25th WI Inf., Bvt. BG USV Moores, Frank E. Capt. 8th OH Cav. Morgan, Frank Capt. 14th CT Inf. Morrison, Samuel H. 1st Lt. 2nd WI Inf. Morrow, Henry A. BG USA Morsman, Westel W. Capt. 22nd IA Inf. Mulcaby, Thomas Lt. Col. 139th NY Inf., Bvt. BG USV Nye, Chester F. Capt. 10th VT Inf. O'Brien, John J. 1st Lt. 4th Inf. USA Paddock, Algernon S. 3rd Class Paddock, Benjamin S. Suc. Paddock, Joseph W. Capt. 1st NE Inf., Maj. & AAG USV Palmer, George H. Suc. Palmer, Henry E. Capt. 11th KS Cav. Park, William Lee Suc. Parker, Charles H. Capt. 9th Cav. USA Patrick, John N. H. 1st Lt. 5th IA Cav. Patrick, Robert W. Suc. Patterson, William W. 1st Lt. 12th Inf. USA Peabody, James H. Maj. & Surg. USV, Bvt. Lt. Col. USV Phillips, Rolla O. Capt. 85th PA Inf. Pierce, Charles A. Suc. Pierce, Charles W. Capt. VRC & Bvt. Maj. USV Potwin, George C. 1st Lt. 19th USCT, Bvt. Maj. USV Powers, T. Frank Capt. 16th IL Inf. Pratt, James H. Capt. & Asst. QM USV Pratt, W. McL. Lt. Col. 8th CT Inf. Pritchett, George E. 1st Lt. 126th NY Inf. Quinn, Thomas F. Capt. 4th Inf. USA Rhodes, Darius G. Capt. 42nd PA Inf. Richardson, Lyman Capt. 1st NE Inf. Rigg, Charles M. Suc. Riggs, William H. 1st Lt. 12th WV Inf. Roe, John H. Capt. 104th USCT Russell, W. H. 1st Lt. 17th MI Inf. Rucker, Louis H. 1st Lt. 8th IL Cav. Rumsey, Henry B. Lt. Col. USN Sanderson, Ira L. 1st Lt. 31st NJ Inf. Sarson, Horace B. Capt. 2nd Inf. USA Saunders, Alvin 3rd Class, War Gov. of NE Savage, James W. Col. 12th NY Cav. Sewell, Thomas Capt. 127th IL Inf. Shelly, Thomas C. 1st Lt. 15th IL Inf. Shepherd, E. A. Suc. Sheridan, Michael BG USA Sherwood, Thomas H. Surg. 27th PA Inf. Sladen, Joseph A. Capt. 14th Inf. USA Slaughter, Brad D. Suc. Smith, S. T. Capt. 1st KS Inf. Squires, Charles E. Capt. 20th IA Inf. Stanton, Thad. H. BG & Paymaster USA Stickel, Joseph H. 1st Lt. 33rd WI Inf. Strong, Rollin M. Lt. Col. 19th WI Inf. Sturgis, Thomas 1st Lt. 57th & 60th MA Inf. Summers, John E. Col. & Surg. USA Summers, John E. Jr. Suc. Col. & Surg. John E. Summers Sweet, Franklin Capt. 62nd PA Inf. Swobe, Edwin T. Suc. Capt. Thomas Swobe Swobe, Thomas 1st Lt. 12th MI Inf., Capt. USA Terrell, Charles M. Col. & Asst. Paymaster Gen. USA Terrell, Edwin H. Suc. Thomas, Dexter, L. Capt. 88th IN Inf. Thompson, John F. Suc. Tilford, J. G. Col. 9th Cav. USA Tisdell, James M. Capt. 95th IL Inf. Townsend, Charles H. 2nd Lt. 29th WI Inf. Turner, William J. Capt. 2nd Inf. USA Tuttle, Benton Capt. 108th USCT Ulio, James Capt. 3rd Inf. USA Updike, Edward 2nd Lt. 14th NJ Inf. Van Gleason, H. C. Acting Asst. Surg. USN Van Horne, William M. Maj. 22nd Inf. USA Vifquain, Victor Col. 97th IL Inf., BG USV Wallace, George Y. Suc. Wallace, William 1st Lt. & Adj. 4th OH Inf. Webster, Joseph R. Lt. Col. 44th USCT Wells, A. B. Maj. 8th Cav. USA Wert, Charles 1st Lt. 14th IL Cav. Wheaton, Frank BG USA White, John P. Capt. 1st NY Prov. Cav. Wildman, William W. Capt. 88th IN Inf. Williams, Rees 1st Lt. 116th OH Inf. Wilson, Charles H. Suc. Wilson, Charles I. Maj. & QM USA Wilson, David B. Maj. 2nd Inf. USA Wilson, Henry D. Suc. Wilson, William L. 1st Lt. 142nd PA Inf. Wilson, William W. 1st Lt. & QM 29th IA Inf. Wolcott, Francis E. Maj. 20th KY Inf. Wright, Henry Capt. 9th Cav. USA, Suc. Wrighter, William D. Suc.  

COMMANDERY OFFICERS (1885-1902): Commanders ---------- James W. Savage William J. Broatch George M. Humphrey T. S. Clarkson Amasa Cobb Joseph W. Paddock John R. Brooke John B. Furay Charles W. Pierce Henry E. Palmer John H. McClay William Wallace Charles F. Manderson Horace Ludington Samuel S. Curtis Frank B. Lawrence Sr. Vice Commanders ------------------- William J. Broatch John P. Hawkins T. S. Clarkson N. G. Franklin Joseph W. Paddock John R. Brooke John B. Furay Charles W. Pierce John E. Summers John H. McClay John R. Manchester John S. Hoover John B. Dinsmore Nathan S. Harwood Louis H. Korty Edward C. Jackson Jr. Vice Commanders ------------------- Amasa Cobb George M. Humphrey N. G. Franklin Joseph W. Paddock William L. Wilson Nathan S. Harwood Charles W. Pierce Henry E. Palmer D. W. Benham John R. Manchester Alvin Saunders F. B. Lawrence Abraham Allee Louis N. Gonden Edward C. Jackson Thomas C. Shelly Recorders --------- J. Morris Brown Horace Ludington T. S. Clarkson Frank B. Bryant Registrars ---------- William H. Ijams Horace Ludington John B. Dennis Henry E. Palmer Frank B. Bryant F. B. Lawrence Louis N. Gonden Dexter L. Thomas Thomas C. Shelly George H. Palmer Treasurers ---------- Willam Wallace John S. France John A. Gordon John T. Bell John A. Gordon Chancellors ----------- Frank E. Moores James T. Kinsler Simeon T. Josselyn Lyman Richardson Don C. Ayer Chaplains --------- Robert N. McKaig Louis A. Arthur  

Source of Data: War Sketches and Incidents. Papers Read by Companions of the Commandery of the State of Nebraska, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Published by the Commandery, Volume 1, Omaha: Burkley Print Co. 1902, p.269-277.

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