G. C. Whitcomb clamed to be Captain by virtue of Col. Sibley’s commission and his receipt for the guns and refused to give them up under any other circumstance. The following were thereupon elected officers,
The 44 Springfield Muskets were distributed to the men as far as they went remainder unarmed, except with a few Belgian guns that had been re-ceived from some quarter, and as it was thought best to have the men armed, all mounted,. and as we had but 15 horses and it was ascertained that a a party of skedadlers were yet lingering in King ston, a detail was made to the extent of all the horses on hand, with a man and gun on each, to go to Kingston and seize horses.
|J. B. Atkinson||1 st Lieutenant|
|H. J. Hill||2nd Corp’l|
|Wm . Branham||1st Sergeant|
|T. C. Jewett||3rd Sergeant|
|H S. Howe||2nd Sergeant|
|Sam Hutchins||4th Sergeant|
|I A. F. Heath||1st Corp|
|B. B. Ralston||5th Corp|
|O. B. Todd||Private|
|F. G. Gould||Private|
Eight officers and seven privates-and this was the first military movement in the county, and was made of the right material.
They went to Kingston armed and equipped, whereupon the first Lieutenant declared Martial Law, ordered T. C. Jewett to occupy the Clear Water bridge and allow none to escape unless they could speak the word plain-very, very plain, which one or two are said, to have done-cabbaged 23 horses (the best to be had) and returned with their booty to Forest City.
|B. Cobb||Forage detail|
|J. A. Stanton||Forage detail|
|Oliver Gibbins||Forage detail|
|W. H. Towler||Stock guard|
|Gottlip Reef||Stock guard|
Thus ended Sunday’s exploits August 24th 1862.