Monday, February 22, 2016

Military Monday: Volunteer Rifle Company

Alexandria Gazette
1 December 1859

A volunteer rifle company of fifty odd men was organized at Haymarket, Prince William County, Saturday, November 26, under the superintendence of Col. Brawner.  An election was held for officers, which resulted in the choice of Dr. Geo. S. Hamilton, Captian; John B. Grayson, 1st Lieutenant; Thomas S. Shirley, 2d Lieutenant; the other officers to [be] chosen at the next meeting.  The arms have been ordered, and arrangements are being made to have the company equipped at as early a day as possible.

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