The Garrett Guards
The Garrett Guards
("GLORY THAT WON'T FADE")
The Garrett Guard Infantry Company, M. N. G. held its first meeting in the town of Oakland August 11th, 1879 and elected the following officers: Capt. Ernest H. Wardwell, 1st. Lt. Alexander L. Osborne, 2nd. Lt. David M. Mason. All the above gentlemen had seen service during the war. Capt. Wardwell having been a captain in the Federal Army, and the two lieutenants had been sergeants in the army of the Confederate States. The rank and file of the Company Sept. 1st, 1880 at which time the Company was formally accepted into the State service was as follows:
1st. Sgt. P. S. Chisholm, 2nd. R. S. Jamison, 3rd. Joseph Haslam, 4th. J. S. Combs, 5th. I. Slonaker. Corporals: John A, Delawder, T. S. Catlett, Lewis Johnson, John F. White, W. W. Fairall, L. H. Bell, W. S. Wolf, John Yelloly. Musicians: S. V. B. Ward, J. S. Spedden, P. H. Veitch. Privates: Charles Atkinson, George Bell, R. Brown, W. S. Crim, M. Chrystal, R. Cropp, King Delawder, A. Droege, A. Friend, W. S. Griffith, Robert Hall, G. Hall, P. Hammill Sr., A. H. Ison, C. Jamison, B. Lee, P. Mason, A. Mason, A. Montgomery, T. Miller, John Nee, George Riley, S. Root, J. Slick, B. Thrasher, R. Thayer, E. Tice, E. Taggart, J. A. Wardwell, N. Wilburn, T. West, F. Williams, C. Williams, W. White, P. White, Y. Waltz, George Porter, W. Thrasher.
The Company was called the "Garrett Guards" in honor of, and in compliment to John W. Garrett, Esq., in whom they had a most loving friend
Editor: Felix G. Robinson
James H. Painter, Sergeant of the famous "Garrett Guards". Jim was a well known sportsman. He made his living as a guide, trapper, hunter and fisherman. He was one of the best informed men of his generation with regards to the wildlife of Garrett County. Jim ate twice a day. Both meals consisted of buckwheat cakes, country sausage and maple syrup.
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland
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Western Maryland, 1750-1963