GAR New York Department Commanders

 

Updated 9/3/13

 

 

Grave of  Ed B. Lansing

3rd NY Dept Commander, GAR

Fort Hill Cemetery

Auburn, NY

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Jerome Orton

Grave of Henry Burhans

GAR NY Dept Commander 1904-1905

Colonel, 147th NY Volunteers

Fayetteville Cemetery, Fayetteville, NY

Fayetteville Cemetery is on Route 257, about 1/2 mile south of the village. The grave is located in the south east section of cemetery.

 

 

 

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Grave of DeWitt Hurd

GAR NY Dept Commander 1910-1911

Utica, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grave of Alfred Stacey

GAR NY Dept Commander 1934-1935

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Elbridge, NY

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery is on Route 5, about 1/2 mile west of the village. The grave is located by the last street in the cemetery on top of the hill.

 

 

 

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CHARLES ALVIN ORR

MILITARY

He enlisted on September 29, 1864 at Benton, NY as a Private.

On October 13, 1864 he mustered into Company "G", 187th New York Volunteers.  

He was Mustered Out on July 1, 1865 at Arlington Heights, Virginia.

GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC

New York Department Commander, 1901 (elected)

MEDAL OF HONOR

At Hatchers Run, VA - October 27, 1864.
Date of Issue: April 1, 1898.
Citation: This soldier and two others, voluntarily and under fire, rescued several wounded and helpless soldiers.  Charles A. Orr, another widely known and highly esteemed comrade has answered the last roll call.

BACKGROUND

He was born in 1848.  He was sixteen years of age when he enlisted in the 187th New York Volunteers.  After the Civil War he became the pension agent for the Government in Buffalo for fourteen years, retiring in 1913 when the branch offices were abolished and a central bureau was established in Washington. D.C.

Comrade Orr was Commander of Chapin Post No. 2 of Buffalo for twenty-one years.  He is interred in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York.

 

 

 

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HARLAN SWIFT

MILITARY
2nd Lt., Co. H, 2nd NY Militia Regiment

GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
New York Department Commander, 1907 (elected)

MEDAL OF HONOR
at Petersburg, VA - July 30, 1863
Date of Issue: July 20, 1897
Citation: Having advanced with his regiment and captured the enemy's line, saw 4 of the enemy retiring toward their second line of works. He advanced upon them alone, compelled their surrender and regained his regiment with the 4 prisoners.

INTERRED
Cuba Cemetery, 47 Medbury Ave. And Union St., Cuba, NY, Allegany County
He and his wife are buried at 150 feet in front of the small chapel/receiving vault.

 

 

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