Enlisted: April 18, 1861, at Brooklyn, to serve 3 years; Age 22 years.
Mustered In: May 23, 1861 as private,
The following is different in sentiment from former letters in regard to the same subject. Gen. McDowell has still some warm friends left.
In company with some others of our regiment, while listening to a comrade read a copy of your ever-welcome paper, we noticed that your corespondent (a Mr. Wilcox), refers to Gen. McDowell in a manner that would lead our friends at home to infer that we endorsed the popular cry against this brave and loyal officer.
On the 23rd of May, 1861, Gen. McDowell swore this regiment into the service of the United States for the period of the war; and during the last series of battles, commencing with that of the Rappahannock ford, and ending with that of Bull Run, we have been under his personal command and all of us can testify to his bravery, loyalty and good generalship, in all engagements with the enemy.
We wish our friends, and his enemies, to know that there is one regiment at least, at the war, who have full confidence and faith in him, and that is the 14th Regiment N.Y.S. Militia of Brooklyn. By inserting this in your valuable paper you will confer a favor on many of your old readers.
JOHN A. EGOLF
Wm. E. CARSHAW
&c., &c., &c.
Wounded: In action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.
Promotions: Promoted Sergeant, December 1, 1863
Mustered Out: With Company, June 6, 1864, at New York City. #73
Last Known Address: Unknown
Last Pension Rate Unknown