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Republican Advocate – Batavia NY
August 3-1861.

The Ellsworth Regiment.

For some reason unknown to us we have not learned of the appointment of
a single soldier to represent the different towns in this county in this
Regiment. This does not look very well for the enterprise of our young men.
The county of Genesee should have at least a representative from each of the
thirteen towns. We, however, attribute the failure to other causes than a
disinclination to enter the service.

We have already raised three companies in this county, but that is not
enough. We owe it to ourselves, to our cause and to the country, that we
should not be behind our neighboring counties in this patriotic work.

But it is not too late now, for __ be fully represented in what will be
a favorite Regiment – the Ellsworth Zouaves. The committee having the matter
in charge have recently issued another call, and inasmuch as several other
counties are behind in the good work, they propose that any town which
chooses, may select any number of young men, but not to exceed five in
number, and by raising the sum of $20 for each man thus selected, which sum
goes with a fund to purchase such necessary outfit, etc., as the Government
does not supply. The equipment of the regiment will be done by the

It should be borne in mind, that all persons entering this Regiment will
be entitled to the same mileage and bounty which other volunteers are
entitled to.

The qualifications for this Regiment are – the soldiers to be selected
shall be unmarried men, not less than five feet eight inches in height,
active, able-bodied, and not to exceed thirty years of age. The pay will
commence on the day after they arrive at Albany.

This Regiment must be full by the 20th inst.

Let some of our young men in the different towns take hold of the
matter, and we have no doubt that quite a number may be procured in the


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Republican Advocate-Batavia NY
January 20-1863.

The Battle Flag of the 44th N.Y.V.

A Washington correspondent of the N.Y. ‘Tribune,’ speaks as follows of the
flag of the gallant 44th (Ellsworth) regiment:

“The battle flag of the 44th New York is at the rooms of Mrs Erastus
Corning, at Willard’s – an object of veneration. It is ragged with eighty
four bullet holes. Twice was its staff cut in two by balls. Two shells
have passed through it. Twelve color bearers have been shot dead, holding it
in front of the regiment, and eighteen wounded. It is properly to be
photographed by Brady. Mrs Corning has given the regiment a new flag.”

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Spirit of the Times, August 31-1861.
Batavia NY

The People’s Regiment.

We inadvertently omitted to mention last week, that Batavia had furnished
two able young men of the Ellsworth Regiment now forming at Albany, and that
they had left for the rendezvous. Their names are Wm. H. McManis and Henry
C. Kendall; the latter is another printer gone to the wars from this place,
making eight typos in all who have volunteered to defend the Union and the
Constitution against the enemy.

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Friends and Relatives of the Brave Soldiers and Sailors.

All who have Friends or Relatives in Army or Navy should take especial care
that they be amply supplied with these pills and ointment; and where the
brave soldiers and sailors have neglected to provide themselves with them,
no better present can be sent them, by their Friends. They have been proved
to be the Soldier’s never failing friend in the hour of need.

Coughs and Colds affecting Troops, will be speedily relieved and effectually
eased by using these admirable medicines.

Weakness or Debility Induced by Over Fatigue will soon disappear by the use
of these invaluable Pills, and the Soldier will quickly acquire additional

Volunteers, Read This.

For the derangement of the system, Change of Diet, Wounds, Sores, Bruises,
and Eruptions, to which every Volunteer is liable, there are no remedies so
safe, convenient, and sure, as Holloway’s Pills & Ointment, thoroughly
tested in the Crimean and Italian campaigns.
Only 25 cents per box or pot.
Republican Advocate -Batavia NY
September 8-1863.

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It must be Preserved.

The Subscriber, having just escaped from Secessia, by way of
with only a slight scratch in the great battle of
On the Ever Memorable
4th of JULY
has proposed to give his attention to the Commissary Department.

All who love the UNION and the CONSTITUTION, whether soldiers, sailors, land
crabs, water crabs, men, women or children, are cordially invited to visit
his establishment.

He is now prepared to exhibit the
especially the
and the
shot into the Rebel Camp, and battered down the walls, though they were
ably defended by
who ….finally had to haul down the Rebel … and retreat beyond the reach
of my Heavy Batteries.

The Commissary Department is well supplied with Double and Single Harness,
Collars, Trunks, Bags, Satchels, Whips &c, &c. And I shall be glad to see
all my friends and hope to make many new by selling cheap, and supplying the
best articles wanted in the market.

Samuel Cooper, Agent.
No. 70 Main St. Batavia.

Republican Advocate – Batavia NY
September 1-1863.

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Governor’s Guard!

Governor’s Guard!

Second New York
Mounted Rifles.

The Best Chance to
Enlist yet Offered.

No Knapsacks to Carry ! No Hard Marches !
The Governor has authorized the raising of a Regiment of
Mounted Rifles, to meet the demands of Maj. General
Rosecrans, for service in the South-West.
This Regiment will be numbered among the Veteran Volunteers
and the highest Bounty will be paid. Each man will be
Mounted and armed with the Latest Style of
Breech Loading Rifles.
Republican Advocate – Batavia NY
September 29-1863.

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$100 & 160 Acres of Land in 2 Years.

Wanted a few able bodied men to enlist under Captain Wm. L. Cowan,

Col. Mc Quade’s 14 th Regt. N.Y.S.V.

Now forming part of the advanced guard in Gen. McClellan’s Grand Army in
Virginia. This Regiment was mustered into the service of the United States
for the period of Two years from the 17th of MAY LAST, and is entitled, by
act of Congress, to all the Benefits and Emoluments of Three Years
Volunteers. The men are armed with the
And have Two Complete Uniforms. The Regiment is already thoroughly
disciplined, and its high standing in the army of the Potomac, is evinced in
the important duties assigned it.
…union officers of military education and experience and the character of
the Regiment will furnish
sufficient guaranty that they will see the most active and honorable series.
The well known UTICA CITIZEN CORPS (formerly commanded by Col. McQuade, and
of which Capt. Cowan was originally an officer under its able and experience
officers, volunteered with the Regiment and forms one of its Companies.)

The pay of a private is $13 per month; and there will be Five sergeants
and Eight Corporals, whose pay will range from $15 to $21 per month. In
addition to this pay the men are furnished at the commencement of their term
of service, with a complete outfit, and are subsequently allowed for
clothing at the rate of $3.50 per month and provided with all the
necessities and comforts of life during their term of service. At their
discharge they will receive One Hundred Dollars in Bounty and one Hundred
and Sixty Acres of Land. Pay will commence and the men will be furnished
with subsistence from the time of their enlistment and transported to the
Regiment free of charge.

of good health and character, between the ages of 18 and 45, who desire to
serve their country at the time of her peril, are requested to present
themselves without delay. No minor can be received without the written
consent of his parent or guardian. Applications for enlistment received at
Genesee county, N.Y., where the Recruiting Officer makes his headquarters.
Harry Parsons,
Sergeant Capt. Cowan’s Co (I)
14th Regt. N.Y.S.V.
Recruiting Officer.
~ Republican Advocate, Batavia -Genesee Co.- NY
October 29-1861.

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