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Articles of Association
The New Castle Guards
July 1871

In July of 1871 the following group of men, mostly patriotic Civil War Veterans, organized the first New Castle Guards.

    'We whose names hereunto subscribed, do by these presents organize ourselves into a voluntary association in conformity to an act of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana approved February 12, 1855 and all subsequent acts amendatory thereto for the purpose of organizing, maintaining and incorporating a military organization for drill, parade and mutual enjoyment.'

    On the organization of the company there shall be elected three commissioned officers, one Captain, one 1st Lieutenant, and one 2nd Lieutenant. The Captain shall appoint Non-commissioned officers within one week of the organization. Non-commissioned officers shall consist of one Orderly Sergeant, four Duty Sergeants and eight Corporals. One Fifer, two Drummers, one Company Clerk and Treasurer.

The following 'Charter Members' signed their names.
William Grose George Gaddiz Leander J. Williams
John S. Hoover Cornelius W. Cosand William Cannon
William W. Watkins Isaac Manis Fletcher Stephens
Harvey W. Alexander William S. Bedford Alfred Stigleman
E. W. Champlin Alfred G. Wilcox Aaron F Cosand
George H. Cain A. H. Wilson Stephen Danins
John H. Buck Andrew J. Chambers Hugh L. Mullen
Andrew P. Griner James M. Crandall William B. Risk
Milton Burk Hamlin Risk Mahlon D. Harvey
Nick Burton Samuel Winnings Henry H. Hoover
Robert B. Carr John C. Rogers Cornelius M. Moore
Miles E. Anderson Leander S. Denius William H. Shook
John W. Brattain Winford Needham Dr. George W. Burk
Samuel Winnings    
2001 UEB

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