Manchester Union Guards

By dhowell - Posted on 02 January 2008

In 1857 the "Manchester Union Guards" were organized under the State militia law. The company was made up of 57 men under command of Capt. Comstock with Isaac Clarkson, 1st. Lieutenant; L. D. Watkins, 2nd Liet.; J. H. Fountain, Sgt. Major; Chauncey Walbridge, Commissary Sgt.; and James Kelly, 1st. Orderly. When the Civil War broke out they served at Alexandria and Bull Run.