Our Firemen, The History of the NY Fire Departments

Chapter 48, Part IV

By Holice and Debbie

Exempt Engine Company's status, when it was disbanded, was as follows: Stationed in Centre Street, near the Park. Had a steam engine and tender. Members:

John J. Gorman, Foreman

J. Y. Watkins, Jr., 1st Assistant

E. F. Lasak, 2d Assistant

George Connor, 3d Assist.

John M. Harned, Secretary

Joshua Isaacs, Assist. Sec.

James Cholwell

James Gilmore

Howard E. Coates

John Rush, Jr.

John W. Farmer

Hugh Curry

Theodore E. Kemp

James Tucker

Joseph D. Costa

George Duroche

James B. Terhune

Joseph Lawrence

H. H. Carpenter

Charles L. Maurer

John K. Lyon

Dennis Hayes

Samuel Lawrence

C. P. Currie

Charles M. Johnson

William Symes

Thomas S. Weeks

Matthew Ellis

Leonard Warner

James H. Finch

Aaron J. Quimby

David Roberts

James Moran

John R. Gridley

Daniel Ward

C. Sandford

John E. Flagler

John A. Pinckney

Joseph H. Edgerly

Its furniture etc., was purchased for Metropolitan Engine Company No. 1 for one hundred and fifty dollars. The first Metropolitan Company started the work of forming other companies, went on quickly, and by December 1 the city was protected by Paid companies, except in the upper districts, where the companies were on a semi-Volunteer basis.

The Volunteer Companies were out of service as follows:

Engine Companies:

"Hudson" Engine No. 1

Houses ordered locked up July 13

"Excelsior" Engine No. 2

Disbanded October 25

"Forrest" Engine No. 3

Disbanded November 1

"Niagara" Engine No. 4

Disbanded November 20

"Protection" Engine No. 5

Disbanded September 20

"Americus" Engine No. 6

Disbanded August 28

"Lexington" Engine No. 7

Disbanded October 25

"Manhattan" Engine No. 8

Disbanded October 25

"Marion" Engine No. 9

Disbanded October 25

"Water Witch" Engine No. 10

Disbanded November 1

"Oceanus" Engine No. 11

Disbanded October 25

"Knickerbocker" Engine No. 12

Disbanded November 1

"Eagle" Engine No. 13

Disbanded November 1

"Columbian" Engine No. 14

Disbanded November 1

"Hibernia" Engine No. 15

Disbanded November 10

"Mohawk" engine No. 16

Disbanded November 20

"East River" Engine No. 17

Disbanded November 20

"Union" Engine No. 18

Disbanded November 10

"Lafayette" Engine No. 19

Disbanded November 1

"Washington" Engine No. 20

Disbanded September 20

"Fulton Engine No. 21

Disbanded November 1

"Protector" Engine No. 22

Discharged September 20

"United States" Engine No. 23

Disbanded October 25

"Jackson" Engine No. 24

Disbanded October 25

"Cataract" Engine No. 25

Disbanded November 1

"Jefferson" Engine No. 26

Disbanded November 1

"Fort Washington" Engine No. 27

Disbanded November 10

"Pacific" Engine No. 28

Disbanded November 20

"Guardian" Engine No. 29

Disbanded October 25

"North River" No. 30

Disbanded November 1

"Peterson" Engine No. 31

Disbanded November 1

"Peter Masterson" Engine No. 32

Disbanded November 10

"Black Joke" Engine No. 33

Retired July 28

"Howard" Engine No. 34

Disbanded November 1

"Columbus" Engine No. 35

Disbanded November 10

"Equitable" Engine No. 36

Disbanded November 1

"Tradesman" Engine No. 37

Disbanded November 10

"Southward" Engine No. 38

Disbanded November 1

"Franklin" Engine No. 39

Disbanded November 10

"Lady Washington" Engine No. 40

Disbanded October 25

"Clinton" Engine No. 41

Disbanded October 28

"Empire" Engine No. 43

Disbanded November 1

"Manhattan" Engine No. 43

Disbanded November 10

"Live Oak" Engine No. 44

Disbanded November 1

"Aurora" Engine No. 45

Disbanded November 1

"Valley Forge" Engine No. 46

Disbanded November 1

"Croton" Engine No. 47

Disbanded November 20

"Mazeppa" Engine No. 48

Disbanded October 25

"Pocahontas" Engine No. 49

Disbanded November 1

"Mutual" Engine No. 51

Disbanded November 1

"Undine" Engine No. 52

Disbanded November 1

"Hudson River" Engine No. 53

Disbanded November 1

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

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