A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912 Page: 128
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128 A THUMB-NAL. HIsrTOY OF
panies there, about one-half of them entering the
interstate contest. The Houston Light Guard was
an easy winner, the judges stating that there was
enough room between their score and that of their
nearest competitor to place three or four companies.
From Philadelphia the company went to New
York, where they were royally entertained by the
famous New York regiments. It is only an act of
justice to give here the names of the officers and
men who made the Houston Light Guard "World
Beaters." They were:
Captain, Thos. Scurry; 1st Lieutenant, F. A.
Reichardt; 2nd Lieutenant, T. H. Franklin; 3rd
Lieutenant, Spencer Hutchins; Quartermaster, W.
A. Childress; Surgeon, Dr. S. O. Young; 1st Sergeant,
George L. Price; 2nd Sergeant, R. A.
Scurry; 1st Corporal, H. D. Taylor; 2nd Corporal,
W. K. Mendenhall; 8rd Corporal, George N. Torrey.
Privates-Byers, Barnett, Bates, Bull, Byres,
Cook, Dealy, Foss, Golihart, Hodgson, Hutchins,
Heyer, Reynaud, Swanson, Johnson, Journey, Wilson,
R. Kattman, E. Kattman, Lewis, Mahoney,
Mitchell, McKeever, Powell, Randolph, Steel, Sawyer,
Sharpe, Tyler, Taft, Taylor, Torrey, Wisby.
Perpetual drummer, John Sessums (colored).
The next great victory of the Light Guard was
at Galveston in 1886, where they took the first prize,
a purse of $4,500, in competition with such companies
as the Montgomery True Blues, San Antonio
Rifles, Branch Guards of St. Louis, Company
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