Many of the transcriptions found here are now in published form. They have been published by the Orange County Genealogical Society (in Goshen, New York). Volume 3 includes my Volume 3 and Volume 5. Volume 4 includes my four parts of New Milford history. There is a planned Volume 5, which will include my Volumes 6, 7, and 8, Part 1, which is about 250 transcriptions. They can be purchase through the Genealogical Society. Just Google them and print out the order form. Or they can be purchased from the Warwick Historical Society. They are also on sale at the gift shop at Baird's Tavern. I would like to thank the Genealogical Society and Dan Burrows for their efforts. Started a new blog for images of Warwick. Go to:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Continentals at Florida in 1859

The Continentals are Coming!
Grand Military Parade
At Florida

The Washington Continentals, of Newburgh, under the command of CAPT. M. DOYLE, will make their parade at Florida, on MONDAY and TUESDAY, September 26th and 27th 1859. They will be escorted into the Village by a company of Mounted Citizens, under the direction of Col. C. Wheeler, Marshall of the day and his aids, Maj. J. K. Houston, Maj. J. K. Ackerman, Capt. A.L. Nanny, Capt. O.L. Irwin. The procession will enter the village at 9 o'clock, a.m., in the following order: 1st Col. Charles C. Wheeler, Marshall of the day and Aids; 2d Citizen escort on Horseback; Newburgh Brass Band; 4th, Col. Parmenter of the 19th Rej. and Staff; 5th, Washington Continentals of Newburgh; Executive committee and Invited Gluests in carriages; 7th, concourse of citizens, generally.

After marching through the principal streets of the village and arriving at the Dill House, they will be received by an address of welcome from CHARLES H. WINFIELD, ESQ, of Goshen, after which a collation will be served up at the Dill House to the Invited Guests. At 3 o'clock p.m., there will be a Grand Continental Parade and Drill, among which will be the novel and imposing Shanghae Drill, for the perfect performance of the sudden, sudorific and altogether superior evolutions, for which the Continental are already famous. There will be a review of the continentals by Commissary General Townsend, of Albany; Gen. Wm. C. Little, of Goshen; Col. Thayer, of Westpoint, Col. Parmenter, of Newburgh, Col. Wheeler, of Florida, and other distinguished military men.

The second day will be devoted to various Drills &c, & at 2 p.m., the Continentals will have their annual Target Shooting, on the grounds of A.V. Aspell, Esq. At 4 p.m., from the Balcony of the Dill House, the prizes will be awarded, and proper landations given of the efforts at Target Shooting by the Hon. C. H. Van Wyck. At 5 o'clock, p.m., the Continentals will take leave of Florida for their homes on the banks of the majestic Hudson.


This is an article published in the Independent Republican of Goshen, NY. It is dated September 15, 1859.

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