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Title First Artillery Company of Nassau Light Artillery.
Object Name Print
Scope & Content Color copies (3) of a lithograph of the First Artillery Company which was organized in Fernandina during 1870. (Original print loaned by Mrs. E. B. Bailey)
Standing: G. N. Saucy, Gilchrist, A. B. Noyes (not Beal), Wm. Thompson, Emile Friend, Capt. C. Maxwell.
Sitting: Ed Noyes (Capt.) (son of A. B. Noyes), Warren Scott, A. I. MacDonell, Theodore Starbuck, W. N. Garland, W. O. Jeffreys
Original print loaned by Mrs. E. B. Bailey.
The Nassau Light Artillery originated in March 1870. It was a fraternal organization of Confederate veterans and/or sympathizers. The group included the leaders of the community and it was deemed an honor to belong. Members included:
Alonzo B. Noyes who built the Chandlery Building on the corner of North 2nd and Centre. (Note: His son Alonzo B. Noyes, Jr. (1848-1938) owned the chandlery building and had a store there. A. B. Noyes was also the father of E. P. Noyes (Edward Prescott, b.1852) and C. A. Noyes (Charles Albert, b. 1854).
Warren F. Scott who built the Palace for Prescott's haberdashery. He built and lived in the Ketchum/Balogh house on Centre Street before it was moved to the present spot on South 6th Street.
D. E. Maxwell
Dr. Theodore Starbuck, the grandfather of George Davis, former local historian.
William H. Garland who lost his hand in the Civil War.
W. O. Jeffreys
G. N. Saussy, a Northerner, not a Confederate soldier, but a sympathizer of the Southern cause.
Mr. Gilchrist was also a Northerner and Southern sympathizer.
A. O. McDonnell, the father of Kate Baily who former house is now the Bailey house, once a Bed and Breakfast and now a private home once more.
William B. Thompson built and lived in the first Thompson house on S. 7th St., directly behind Bonito's.
Emil O. Friend, great-grandfather of Angel Davis who family continues to town the lesesne House on Centre Street next to the post office.
B. W. Maxwell came with the Florida Railroad.
(Notes from The Nassau County Genealogist 17(2);41-42.)
Catalog Number 1979.003.005
Collection AIMH
Accession number 1979.003
Caption First Artillery Company
Number of images 1
People Bailey, E. B. (Mrs.)
Davis, Angel
Davis, George
Friend, Emile O.
Garland, William H.
Jeffreys, W. O.
Maxwell, D. E.
Maxwell. C. (Capt. ).
McDonell, A. I.
Noyes, A. B.
Noyes, Alonzo B.
Noyes, C. A. (Charles Albert)
Noyes, E. P. (Edward Prescott)
Noyes, Ed (Capt.),
Saucy, G. N.
Saussy, G. N.
Scott, Warren F.
Starbuck, Theodore
Thompson, William H.
Search Terms First Artillery Company
Nassau Light Artillery
Chandlery Building
Prescott's haberdashery
Ketchum House
Balogh House
Lesesne House
Florida Railroad
Subjects Artillery (Troops)
Civil War
Classification Organizations & Clubs