Edward M. Stedman Commander Naval Militia The Galveston Daily News Galveston, TX 26 July 1896

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Edward M. Stedman Commander Naval Militia The Galveston Daily News Galveston, TX 26 July 1896 - wont at evildoer on to 3 he between fixed tho...
wont at evildoer on to 3 he between fixed tho plain The Illinois IVavol Militia. Chicaeo Tribune. The Illinois naval militia is one of fourteen state organizations of similar char- actor. It differs from the ordinary militia in the point of being equipped and to operate on water as well aa oa There are five divisions of Illinois naval militia, three in Chicago coraprisng 2i»0 menj one at Moline of about 100 men, one at Alton of about 50 men. As a the ofticers of the different divisions are graduates of Annapolis and take a interest in the organizations. Prof. Michael ROT. of Chicago i3 In command of first battalion in Chicago. : The United States government has appropriated $25,000 per annum,-which is divided among the different organizations proportion to the numebr of men enrolled In each state. Lieut, Commander United States navy, Is in command of Illinois state naval militia, and euch aa Charles Counselman, Charles Deering. R. S. Critchell, Dr. J. Ncvins Hyde and H. L. Wait arc his associates as taff officers. This organfnation has a number boats and a steam launch fnrnlslipcl hv United Sttes government for drifting" purposes and for use In case of war or

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 26 Jul 1896, Sun,
  3. Page 20

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  • Edward M. Stedman Commander Naval Militia The Galveston Daily News Galveston, TX 26 July 1896

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