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Walter S. Wright, 22nd NY

Republican Advocate – Batavia NY
January 20-1863:

Home Again!
Inscribed to the Memory of Walter S Wright, of the 22d N.Y. Battery, who
died at Washington, Nov 29th, 1862, aged 25 years.

Written by Request.

Home again ! home again ! to thy dear native shore
To the land of they birth and they childhood once more,
To the scenes of thy youth, free from anguish and pain,
All dreamless in slumber, brought homeward again.

Home again ! from the land of the tropical sun,
Where the blood-tinted rivers unceasingly run,
Where thy marshaled companions in stately array
Shall palsy the hand of a Traitorous sway.

Home again ! slumbering now in they dear native soil,
Unmolested by fear, and unwearied by soil
Thy roll call shall never be answered again,
Nor thy weary worn feet mustered forth on the plain.

Home again, where thy foe men may never dare tread,
Where Lore’s sleepless vigils shall guard they young head,
Where waves our bright banner in unsullied pride,
The emblem of Freedom – for which thou hast died.

Home again, where they friends and companions of youth,
Once loved thee so well for they honor and truth,
They think of thy virtues and yearn with a sigh,
For the days of the past, when thy presence was nigh.

Home again, where thy Mother may head o’er the tomb,
And weep for the flower stricken down in his bloom,
Where brothers may mourn, and where sisters may press
The cold lifeless sod in a loving caress.

Home again, where the hand of affection may twine
Bright garlands of flowers for that pillow of thine,
Where the willow shall weep, and the cypress shall wave
O’er the dear cherished spot of the soldier boy’s grave.

Mr. E.E.
Bethany.
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Wm. E. Wright.

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Republican Advocate – Batavia NY
December 9-1862:
William E Wright, of Bethany, one of the Sergeants in Numan’s
Battery, died in the Hospital last week. His body was brought home for
burial.
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Republican Advocate – Batavia NY
December 23-1862:
Two weeks ago we stated that Sergeant Wright of Numan’s Battery, from
Bethany, had died. This was incorrect. It was a young man of that name –
from Alexander, we believe – but not “the Sergeant.”
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MARRIED.
In Bethany, on the 14th inst., by the Rev Geo W Lane, Mr George W.
HARROUN, of Corfu, to Miss Fannie M. LINCOLN, daughter of Harry Lincoln,
Esq.
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Republican Advocate – Batavia NY
October 21-1862.

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Another Hero Gone to His Rest.

On Sunday last, at Pike, Wyoming Co., the remains of 1st Lieut. Andrew
Andrews, of Co. C, of the “Wadsworth Guards,” were committed to the tomb.
It gave additional solemnity to the scene, to see attending the last sad
rites of this meritorious officer, ten of his comrads, including three of
the once officers of his company, all of whom had been honorably discharged
from public service in consequences of wounds or diseases, none the less
honorable. Insatiable War! Grim, growling, ghastly monster! What thousands
have gone down before thee! And yet thine anger and thine appetite is
unappeased! Hardly a twelve month ago, and Lieut., then Orderly Andrews,
was among us, full of health and zeal, panting for a field of usefulness.
The pride of his Company – the friend of his Regiment – respected and loved
by all who knew him. The writer of this cannot remember that ever a
complaint of any kind was heard against him. Early and late, sick or well,
through quiet and through clamor, he was ever the same. Without an enemy in
his Regiment he all times tried his powers to bring together those who were
“at arms.| The last time the writer saw him was in the city of Washington
while he was yet an Orderly. Having been confined in an hospital for some
weeks from the effects of a violet attack of Fever, and from which he could
not get an order to re-join his comrads, notwithstanding, he insisted that
he was well enough so to do, he came to the writer to inquire of him what
would be the consequences if he should re-join his Regiment against the
Hospital Surgeon’s decision. It was early seen that he was too weak and
unfit to return and he was so advised. Poor fellow! he could not brook
“inglorious inaction.” Some of his friends were going and he must go with
them. Off he went. At Fredericksburg he fought – he fell – and where he
fought a hero fell. Amidst the mad crash of arms – the thunder – the
shriek – the shout – the rushing in – the falling back – the going down – a
shell took off his leg. He has his reward – a soldier’s reward. His duty
done – he lingers for a while, enduring a torture of sufferings, when death,
like a kind messenger, came to his relief.
Now, mother earth,contains and shields him. Sleep, comrade ! sleep!
The years will roll and still roll on. Peace will one day spread again her
bright wings over our troubled land. the dark deeds of to-day will be of
history. But never while to your comrades who are left are given the years
that roll, will they forget the memory of your worth deeds and patriotic
death. Sleep, comrade, as a hero sleeps! Sleep! Thine honors live and
shine. Humble and unpretending thou found thy part and did it well. Who can
do more? May we do likewise.
R.
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Wyoming Mirror, Warsaw-NY
February 25-1863.

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Apprentices Wanted.

Spirit of the Times – November 16-1827
Batavia NY

Apprentices Wanted.
The Subscriber, who carries on the Cabinet making business, in the village
of Warsaw, wishes to take one or two active Boys of good character and
industrious habits as apprentices. He will prefer those of the age of 15 or
17 years.
A constant supply of good Cabinet Ware of the most approved models,
maybe found at his shop. Those who wish to purchase, are invited to call
and examine for themselves.
G.D. Farnham
Warsaw, Oct. 29, 1827.

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Benjamin Norton.

Republican Advocate, March 25-1825
Batavia NY

Obituary.

In Bethany, on the 16th inst. Benjamin Norton, aet. 9 years – son of Mr
Ira Norton.
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