Edward M. Stedman commander Naval Militia Alton Telegaph Alton IL 28 May 1896
Naval Militia Matters. Commander Stedman, of the State Division Illinois Naval Militia, has appointed Dr. F. W. Gunsaulus, of Chicago, Chaplain of the Division, and Dr. Qunsaulus has signified his intension of accepting. Commander Wilkinson has received notice from Lieut. Daggettto have the local batulion in condition to receive training on the corvette, Michigan, beginning July 22.