Second Regiment of Washington Volunteers

The 2d regiment of Washington volunteers was officered, so far as the official correspondence shows, as follows:

Company A, Capt. Edward Lander;
1st Lieut A. A. Denny. Vice H. H. Peixotto resigned;
2d Lieut D. A. Neely;
H. A. Smith surgeon;
Strength 33 rank and file.
Non-com officers,
John Henning,
C. D. Biven,
J. Ross,
Jacob Wibbens,
James Fielding,
Walter Graham,
David Manner,
Asa Fowler.

Company B, Capt. Gilmore Hays, promoted to major by election;
1st Lieut A. B. Rabbeson, elected Capt. Vice Hays;
1st Lieut Van Ogle, vice Rabbeson, and John Brady, vice Van Ogle, commanded lastly by Captain Burntrager;
2d Lieut William Martin;
2d. Lieut William Temple, vice Martin resigned.
Non-com officers,
Frank Ruth,
D. Martin,
M. Goodell,
N. B. Coffey,
J. L. Myres,
T. Hughes,
H. Horton;
Strength 52 men rank and file.

Company C, Capt. B. L. Henness;
1st Lieut G. C. Blankenship;
2d Lieut F. A. Goodwin;
non-commissioned officers,
Joseph Cushman,
William J. Yeager,
Henry Laws,
James Phillips,
William E. Klady,
Thomas Hicks,
S. A. Phillips,
H. Johnson;
Strength 67 rank and file.

Company D, Capt. Achilles; 1st
Lieut Powell;
Strength 44 rank and file.

Company E, Capt. Charles W. Riley;
Strength 21 men rank and file; commanded lastly by Lieut Cole.

Company F, Capt. Calvin W. Swindal;
1st Lieut J. Q. Cole;
Strength 40 rank and file.

Company G, J. J. II. Van Bokelin; promoted to Major by election;
1st Lieut Daniel Smalley, elected Capt. vice Van Bokelin;
2d Lieut C. W. Ebey;
Strength 55 rank and file.

Company H, Capt. R. V. Peabody;
Strength 42 rank and file.

Company I, Capt. S. D. Howe;
1st Lieut G. W. Beam, elected Capt. vice Howe;
Thomas Sinnot, vice Beam;
2d Lieut Benj. Welcher, vice John Y. Sewell resigned;
Strength 35 rank and file.

Company J, Capt. Bluford Miller;
1st Lieut Anthony W. Pressley;
2d Lieut Andrew Sheppard;
Strength 40 rank and file.

Company K, Capt. Francis M. P. Goff;
1st Lieut Israel Hedges;
2d Lieut Thomas Waite;
Strength 101 rank and file.
Goff also mentions Lieut Hunter.

Company L, Capt. E. D. Warbass;
1st Lieut J. W. Anderson;
2d Lieut J. B. Bouchard;
Strength 91 rank and file

Company M, Capt. Henri M. Chase
1st Lieut V. L. La Fontaine
2d Lieut Louis Rabion
Strength 53 rank and file; 10 white men, 43 Nez Percé.

Company N, Capt. Richards;
1st Lieut John Estes;
2d Lieut Williams in command;
Strength 74 rank and file.

Washington Mounted Rifles, Capt. H. J. G. Maxon;
1st Lieut Ed Barrington;
2d Lieut Curtiss;
Strength 95 rank and file.

Clarke County Rangers, Capt. William Kelly;
1st Lieut J. D. Biles;
2s Lieut P. Ahern;
Strength 81 rank and file.

Pioneer Co., Capt. Joseph A. White;
1st Lieut U. Hicks;
2d Lieut T. McLean Chambers;
Non-com officers,
Daniel J. Hubbard,
Columbus White,
Marcus McMillan,
Henry G. Parsons,
Isaac Lemmons,
James Burns,
William Ruddell,
Mengle;
Strength 40 rank and file.
Fourteen of this company, under Hicks, did duty as mounted men.

Walla Walla Company, Capt. S. S. Ford;
Strength 29 rank and tile.
Train Guard, Capt. Shead;
Strength 47 rank and file.

Nisqually Ferry Guard,
Strength 9 men.

Lewis County Rangers, Capt. John R. Jackson;
1st Lieut Jackson Barton, succeeded by Anderson;
2d Lieut ____ Roundtree, succeeded by Balisti;
Strength 67 rank and file.

Cowlitz Rangers, Capt. H. W. Peers;
Strength unknown.

Indian auxiliaries, Snohomish Chiefs Patkanim and John Taylor capt.;
Strength 82.

Squaxon Indians, Lieut Gosnell Capt.;
Strength 15.

Chehalis Indians, Capt. S. S. Ford, jr;
Strength 17.

Cowlitz Indians, Pierre Charles Capt.;
Strength 9.

Wash. Mess. Gov., 1857, 28-30, and general military correspondence. Changes being frequent, I am at a loss where to place limits Temple, Mounts, and G. W. Martin. The staff-officers have been mentioned in a previous note.



MLA Source Citation:

Bancroft, Hubert H. Bancroft Works, Volume 31, History Of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, 1845-1889. San Francisco: The History Company. 1890. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 18 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/second-regiment-of-washington-volunteers.htm - Last updated on Aug 16th, 2013


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