Our Firemen, The History of the NY Fire Departments

Chapter 23, Part IV

By Holice and Debbie

Wave Hose Company No. 7. Two-wheeled hose carriage, drawn by twenty men in uniform.

Manhattan Engine Company No. 7. Engine drawn by fifty-eight men.

BAND OF MUSIC.

First Ward hHse Company No. 8. Four-wheeled hose carriage, with panels of handsome pictures. Blue silk banner representing the burning of Dr. Eastburn's church in Canal Street.

Columbian Hose Company No. 9. Four-wheeled hose carriage, drawn by forty men.

Water Witch Engine Company No. 10. Engine drawn by fifty men. Banner representing a fire in Elizabeth Street.

East River Hose Company No. 10. Two-wheeled hose carriage, drawn by twenty-five men.

Oceanus Engine Company No. 11. Engine drawn by thirty-seven men.

Gulick Hose Company No. 11. Two-wheeled hose carriage, drawn by eighteen men.

Knickerbocker Engine Company No. 12. Engine drawn by twenty-six men in uniform.

BAND OF MUSIC.

Washington Hose Company No. 12. Four-wheeled hose carriage, painted cream color and gilt, drawn by fifty men.

Eagle Fire Engine Company No. 13. Engine handsomely painted, drawn by forty men.

Express Hose Company No. 13. Two-wheeled hose carriage, drawn by twenty men in uniform; banner borne by three men, representing the Park, City Hall, and Park Row, the company stretching their hose.

Columbian Engine Company No. 14. Engine drawn by fifty-three men.

Atlantic Hose Company No. 14. Twelve men in citizens' dress, with badges and without their carriage.

Eagle Hook and Ladder Company No. 4. Truck drawn by fifty-five men; a center-pole with a model of the apparatus; banner.

Victory Hose Company No. 15. Two-wheeled hose carriage, drawn by twenty-nine men banner and two boys bearing brass torches.

Chelsea Fire Engine Company No. 16. Engine red and gold, drawn by fifty-five men with velvet capes, red shirts and dark pants.

Naiad Hose Company No. 16. Two-wheeled hose carriage drawn by twenty-five men.

Clinton Hose Company No. 17. Two-wheeled hose carriage, drawn by twenty-two men.

Union Fire Engine Company No. 18. Engine and banner; sixty-two men in uniform.

Franklin Hose Company No. 19. Two-wheeled hose carriage, drawn by twenty men.

Lafayette Engine Company No. 19. Engine drawn by twenty-six men.

American Hose Company No. 19. Two-wheeled hose carriage, drawn by thirty-two men; banner.

Washington Fire Engine Company No. 20. Engine drawn by forty-three men; banner with figure of Washington, and on reverse of Lafayette.

Fulton Fire Engine Company No. 21. Engine drawn by thirty-seven men.

Protection Hose Company No. 21. Two-wheeled hose carriage, drawn by thirty-five men; banner.

Protector Fire Engine Company No. 22. Engine drawn by fifty men; brass torches and guide flags.

United States Fire Engine Company No. 23. Engine trimmed with flowers; drawn by forty-two men.

Triton Hose Company No. 23. Two-wheeled carriage, drawn by sixteen men.

Eighth Ward Hose Company No. 24. Two-wheeled hose carriage, drawn by eighteen men; two boys bearing torches.

Cataract Engine Company No. 25. Engine, drawn by fifty-three men.

Jefferson Engine Company No. 26. Engine, drawn by thirty-five men, two boys bearing torches.

North River Engine Company No. 27. Engine, drawn by sixty men.

Third Ward Hose Company No. 27. Two-wheeled hose carriage, drawn by twenty-three men.

Union Hook and Ladder Company No. 5. Boy standing on truck, bearing the motto, "We are pledged to abstain from all intoxicating drinks;" drawn by twenty-eight men.

Guardian Engine Company No. 29. Engine, drawn by forty-four men.

Eleventh Ward Hose company No. 29. Two-wheeled hose carriage, handsomely decorated, drawn by sixteen men.

Hope Engine Company No. 31. Engine, drawn by fifty-two men, a magnificent banner; boys bearing torches, and a wreath of dahlias.

Putnam Hose Company No. 31. Two-wheeled carriage, drawn by twenty men.

Bunker Hill Engine Company No. 32. Engine drawn by fifty men; handsomely painted banner; boys bearing torches and guide flags.

Richard M. Johnson Hose Company No. 32. Two-wheeled hose carriage, drawn by twenty-one men.

Black Joke Company No. 33. Engine, surrounded by men in full dress, drawn by four horses; fifty-eight men in uniform preceding.

City Hose Company No. 33. Two-wheeled hose carriage, drawn by twenty-five men, attended by a delegation of thirteen members of the Liberty Fire Company of Baltimore in appropriate uniform.

Howard Engine Company No. 34. Engine, drawn by eighty-five men, banner of blue silk.

Fifteenth Ward Hose Company No. 35. Two-wheeled hose carriage, drawn by nineteen men.

Equitable Engine Company No. 36. Engine, drawn by fifty-four men; boys bearing guide flags and torches.

Glendower Hose Company No. 36. Two-wheeled hose carriage, drawn by sixteen men.

Trademen's Engine Company No. 37. Painted engine, drawn by fifty-three men.

Southward Engine Company No. 38. Large, handsomely painted engine, built in Philadelphia, drawn by ninety-four men--four abreast--banner borne on engine, tassels supported by two boys.

Lady Washington Engine Company No. 40. Handsomely painted engine, drawn by sixty boys bearing brass signal lanterns and torches.

Clinton Engine Company No. 41. Engine beautifully painted, drawn by fifty-five men, boys bearing brass torches.

Northern Liberty Engine Company No. 42. Large engine on the same plan as No. 38, drawn by six white horses, preceded by thirty-seven men in uniform; banner; engine followed by hose tender, and also by engine Company No. 3, of New Haven, as invited guests, attended by band of music; New Haven engine, drawn by thirty-eight men.

Mechanic Hook and Ladder Company No. 7. Truck, elegantly decorated, drawn by thirty-five men, banner.

Engine Company No. 43.

Live Oak Engine Company No. 44. Engine, finely painted and decorated, drawn by ninety men; boys bearing torches and guide flags.

Yorkville Engine Company No. 45. Engine, drawn by thirty-one men.

Relief engine Company No. 46. Engine, drawn by forty-one men.

Mazeppa Engine Company No. 48. Engine, drawn by thirty men.

Mohican Company No. 50. Engine, drawn by forty men.

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

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