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1832. Studied medicine with Dr. Chamberlain, of Le Koy, New York. Graduated at the Buffalo Medical College, and was appointed Assistant Surgeon of the Thirty-third, January -22nd, 1863.
CAPTAIN GEORGE M. GUION,
Co. A, was engaged in the druggist business at Seneca Falls, on the outbreak of the rebellion. Remained with the Regiment until September, 1862, participating in the various battles of the Peninsula, when he was promoted to the Lieutenant-Colonelcy of the 148th New York Volunteers, which position he still retains.
CAPTAIN EDWIN J. TYLER,
Co. A, was born in Onondaga County, New York, April 1st, 1828. He moved at an early age to Seneca Falls, which has been his home until the present time. Engaged in the mercantile business at eighteen years of age and, followed it until 1847, when he sailed for California, being nine months and twenty-two days on the voyage. Returned to Seneca Falls, in the spring of 1851, and re-engaged in business. Was elected as First Lieutenant of Company A, on its formation. Acted as Adjutant of the Regiment from May until August 1862, and on the following October was promoted to the Captaincy.
FIRST LIEUTENANT PRICE WESLEY BAILEY,
Co. A, was born in Newtown, North Wales, August 18th, 1837. Emigrated to this country in 1847, settled at Skaneateles; moved from thence successively to Auburn, New York City and Utica. Returning home, attended 12 BIOGRAPHIES OF THE OFFICERS.
school one year, and then proceeded to Seneca Falls. Enlisted as a private in Company A, afterwards elected to Second Lieutenant, and detached to General Davidson's Staff at Yorktown. Promoted to First Lieutenant, May 21st, 1862; was relieved from Staff at Harrison's Landing, and took charge of his Company. Appointed on General Neill's Staff, January 16th, 1863.
SECOND LIEUTENANT THOMAS H. SIBBALDS,
Co. A, on the organization of the company, was elected Second Sergeant, and promoted to Second Lieutenant, October 1862, immediately after the battle of Antietam.
CAPTAIN HENRY J. WHITE,
Co. B, succeeded to the command of the Company when Captain Corning was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel, November 1861. Afterwards resigned and was succeeded by First Lieutenant Draime.
CAPTAIN HENRY J. DRAIME,
Co. B, was born in the City of Sadan, France, and coming to America in 1832, settled with his parents in Canton, Ohio. March 27th, 1839, he enlisted in the Fifth Regular Artillery, was soon promoted to non-commissioned officer, and remained in the service five years. During that time, he was stationed in Detroit, Chicago, Buffalo, Sackett's Harbor, Fort Columbus, Fort Adams, &c. Fired the minute guns at Sackett's Harbor on the death of President Harrison, and was ordered to Rhode Island with his battery, to assist in suppressing the insurrection known as the "Dorrite War."
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After leaving the army, he resided, among other places, in Rochester, Fredonia, &c, employed in superintending engineering operations. He was living in Palmyra when the war commenced; enlisted as a private in Co. B, was elected Second Lieutenant, and promoted to First Lieutenant, and then Captain.
FIRST LIEUTENANT L. C. MIX,
Co. B, was born in New Haven, Conn., in 1829. Removed to Ithaca, N. Y. Having early developed a taste for drawing, he was induced to go to New York to learn the "art and mysteries" of engraving. After five years' practice, started business in Rochester. Was engaged for ten years, until the war, when he went with the Thirty-third as Commissary Sergeant. Promoted to Second Lieutenant of Co. C, July 29th, 1861. Acted in that capacity until the battle of Antietam, when he was wounded. Promoted to First Lieutenant, and assigned to Co. B, October 17th, 1862. Afterwards re-joined the Regiment and was detailed Aidde-Camp to Colonel Taylor, Colonel Commanding First Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps, not being sufficiently recovered to resume active duties as a line officer.
SECOND LIEUTENANT JOHN J. CARTER,
Co. B, was born in Troy, June 16th, 1842. His parents dying when he was quite young, he was removed to Buffalo, and sent to school. Two years later he was placed under the care of Rev. John Sherdan, of Portageville. Soon after Cyrus Rose, of Nunda, adopted him, receiving him into his family as his own son. He was nearly 14 BIOGRAPHIES OF THE OFFICERS.
prepared for College when the war commenced, bat laying aside his books, enlisted as a private in Co. F. On reaching the field, was appointed QuartermasterSergeant. Nine months afterwards he was promoted to a Second Lieutenancy, and assigned to Co. B. General Smith mentioned Lieutenant Carter, among others, after the battle of Antietam, "whose conduct was particularly gallant under my own observation."
CAPTAIN JOHN F. AIKENS,
Co. C, was born at Newburg, N. Y. Removed at the age of fourteen to Waterloo. Was employed in various pursuits until the breaking out of the war, when he was made Captain of Co. C. Resigned at Washington, July 28th, 1861.
CAPTAIN CHESTER H. COLE,
Co. C, was born in Leray, Jefferson County, October 3rd, 1828. When sixteen years of age he proceeded to the West. Returned to Leray, and soon removed to Pillar Point, where he became employed as a shipcarpenter. Afterwards worked in Oswego, Syracuse, and New York. When the war broke out, he was residing in Waterloo; enlisted as a private in Co. C, was elected First Lieutenant on the formation of the Company, and promoted to Captain, July 29th, 1861. He was with the Thirty-third in all its engagements up to the storming of Marye's Heights, when he was severely wounded in the thigh. He recovered sufficiently, however, to return home with the Regiment.
FIRST LIEUTENANT ROBERT H. BRETT, Co. C, was born in Yorkshire, England, May 17th, 1829, BIOGRAPHIES OF THE OFFICERS. 15
came to this country when above five years of age, and settled at Utica. At twenty-one years of age sailed for California, where he remained two years. Returned to Utica, and engaged in the machinist business. In 1860 moved to Waterloo. Was elected Orderly Sergeant of Co.
C, and promoted to First Lieutenant, July 29th, 1861.
SECONDLIEUTENANT J. E. STEBBINGS,
Co. C, was born at Madrid, St. Lawrence County, August 2, 1833. Enlisting as a private in Co. C, at Waterloo, was elected Third Sergeant; promoted to Orderly Sergeant, July 29th, 1861, and to Second Lieutenant, Octotber 17th, 1862.
SECOND LIEUTENANT ANDREW J. SCHOTT,
Co. C, was elected Second Lieutenant on the organization of the Company, and resigned, July 29th, 1861. Since died at Waterloo, N. Y.
CAPTAIN HENRY J. GIFFORD,
Co. D, succeeded John R. Cutler to the command of Co.
D, at Camp Griffin. Was educated for the law. Enlisted as a private in the Thirteenth New York Volunteers, and afterwards promoted to First Lieutenant of Co. D, Thirty-third New York. On the departure of the Regiment from the field, the one hundred and sixtythree three years' recruits were organized into one Company under him, and attached to the Forty-ninth New York.
FIRST LIEUTENANT STEPHEN T. DUEL,
Co. D, was chosen First Lieutenant on the formation of the Company; since resigned.