1798 Cornwallis and Charles Branigan

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1798 Cornwallis and Charles Branigan - Probably the only person now living who ever...
Probably the only person now living who ever saw Cornwallis is Charles Branigan, of Water-town, Wis., who is ninety-seven years old, and who remembers when the soldier passed through the County Monaghan, in Ireland, in 1798, with his flying camp, as it was called. General Rufus IngalLs, Colonel and Assistant Quartermaster-General, arrived at the Arlington yesterday afternoon. General Ingalls is "on the list" to succeed General Meigs as Quartermaster-General of the army. Ho was the chief quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac during almost the whole of the war of the rebellion, and is now chief quartermaster on the staff of Lieuteuaut-General Sheridan. The members of Company K, One Hundred and Seventy-seventh New York Volunteers, have formed an association, by electing officers. The object is to have annual Reunions, aid each other when sick or injured, and look after the families of deceased members. The association comprises about thirty veterans. The company was ode of the best in the regiment.

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  1. The National Tribune,
  2. 26 Nov 1881, Sat,
  3. Page 8

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