Capt. Russell attached to Lamon's Brigade at Williamsport, Nov 1861
Washington County Troops in the Service.—
No County in the State has furnished as many troops for the service of the Government as our own County of Washington. Early in the struggle, and when the State yet hung tremblingly upon the brink of the Secession whirlpool, her brave sons of Clearspring, Williamsport and Sharpsburg boldly repulsed the rebel marauders from the opposite side of the Potomac, and were among the first Marylanders who fired a gun at those who were in the interest and service of the then rising rebellion. Subsequently they took the lead in organizing companies, and the county has now at least one thousand men under arms and in service. Of these the following four companies are in the 1st Regiment of the Home Brigade, at Frederick:
Company Officers.—Comp. A—Captain, Cook ; 1st. Lieutenant, Huett; 2d. do., Wilson. Company numbers 101 rank and file.
Company 8—Capt. Holley ; 1st Lieut. Whittier ; 2d. do., Beard. Numbers 85 rank and file.
Company F— Capt. Yontz; 1st Lieut. Burke; 2d. do., Martin. Numbers 90 rank and file.
Company H—Captain, Cronise ; 1st Lieutenant, Bamford.; 2d. do., Frey. Numbers 83 rank and file.
Besides these, Captain Fiery Company of Cavalry is attached to the 2d Regiment of the Home Brigade at Cumberland ; Capt. Russell's to Lamon's Brigade at Williamsport; Captains Kennedy and Karnes' Infantry Companies to the same Brigade, and Capt. Welsh's Company of Infantry, raised in this town, and numbering some eighty men, to the 4th Regiment of the Home Brigade, while there are at least eighty or a hundred men from the county in the various Pennsylvania Regiments, who entered the service before measures were taken here for the organization of Companies. If there is a county in the State which can exhibit a better fighting or voting record than Washington, we should like to see it.
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