Montgomery County Elk City, Kansas

 Newspaper Article in
 Elk City Globe 1885


News came to this city the first of last week that Dr. G. F. Woodring had been appointed examining surgeon for this district. Our Independence brethern hearing of his appointment, and thinking that he would succeed Dr. McCulley, at once got up a remonstrance against his appointment and sent it to J. C. Black, commissioner of pensions at Washington, D.C. stating that Dr. Woodring "was a man without age, practice or experience, that his boast was he was always a rebel and a rebel yet, and that no union soldier could receive justice at his hands." Dr. W.'s friends hearing of the remonstrance, immediately circulated a petition among the members of G.A.R. Post No. 128 which was signed by 74 old soldiers, Democrats and Republicans alike, and sent to commissioner of pensions John C. Black, praying for his appointment to be maintained. For the benefit of our readers we publish the petition in full, which shows the best men in the country in favor of his being on the board.

Honorable John C. Black, commissioner of pensions, Washington, D.C.; We, the undersigned veteran members of Elk City Post, G.A.R. No. 128, actuated by a sense of justice, and unsolicited, would respectfully represent to you, our reposing confidence in the surgical skill, the ability and patriotism of Dr. G. F. Woodring, a citizen of our community, respectfully pray you that his name be retained on the board of pension examiners, at Independence, Kansas and these, your petitioners, irrespective of party or creed, will ever pray.

NAME
COMPANY
REGIMENT
T.J. White
I
37th I V
S. B. Ruble
D
11th K V C
Sol Smith
Art
1st K B
F. M. Agnew
M
5th K V
C. P. Ruble
E
14th K C
Capt. C. W. Stanton
H
114th Ill I
W. P. Howard
C
O V I
J. Jamison
C
13th Wis
W. J. Allen
K
114 Ill I
H. H. Burdick
H
3d Wis C
D. W. Bailey
I
40th Iowa I
Jas McMurdo
C
154th Ill V I
Robt F. Carson
L
U S Army
A. R. Quigg
E
69th Ind V
Joe Lucky
K
2d Kas C
O. T. Roming
F
161st O V I
A. Chandler
M
11th Kas C
J. R. Smith
G
U S Army
H. H. Demond
K
63d Ill I
C. T. Vandever
B
5th Kas C
D. J. Robertson
B
47th Ill I
J. W. Rhodes
E
193d Pa V
B. W. Harmon
-
13th Ind B
C. H. Woodworth
A
18th Kas V
Joseph Miller
-
8th Indep O S
Hugh West
E
40th Ind
R. L. Brookins
D
7th Mo Ca
Henry Kemper
A
28th Ill I
F. E. Smith
H
15th K V C
T Wallace
L
6th Ill C
Jno B. Heckard
A
117th Ill I
J. A. Brown
I
1th Wis V V O
John Castillo
Com Sergt
12 K V I
H.H. Hare
K
86th Ill I
Joseph Rentfro
F
28th Ill V
D.C. Taylor
K
13th Wis V I
W.H.H. Price
C
Ind V
J. W. Reed
K
83d Ind V
W. T. Walker
I
57th Ind V
H M D Metzer
G
55 O V V I
Wm Agnew
A
7th Mo Cav
E.A. Kennedy
I
78th Ind V I
A. M. Ledman
M
11th Ind V C
David Straub
A
13th Mo C
Abe Burgner
I
82d O V I
J. P. Morgan
I
113th Ill V
J. B. Mussett
B
87th Ill I V
Robt Moat
B
100 Ill I V
D. Hamond
A
10th N Y C
John Fortner
E
85th Ind V
Geo W. Thrasher
F
113th Ill
R. H. Piper
D
77th Ind I
Capt. W. C. Newkirk
E
50th Ind I
J. A. Jeter
A
20th Ky I Mex V
H. Woodring
B
54th Ind I
Wm Stewart
D
4th Kas V I
G. W. Reed
D
7th Reg. M S S
J. C. Smith
I
24th Ky I V
J. L. Sumner
K
18th Iowa I V
Thos Whistler
G
9th Md I
E. Staten
H
155 Ill
C. G. Byers
L
2d Col C
B. F. Lockwood
I
15th Ill I V
S. N. West
G
25th Ind V I
T. J. Roebuck
D
47th Ind Vol I
J. W. Rogers
E
96 Ohio I
H. Pendarvis
B
91st Ill I
J. G. Wortman
C
96th Ohio I
J. P. Swatzell
I
17th Ky C
J. S. Higgins
C
14th Kas C
W. J. Walker
K
5th Min V I
O. N. Williams
A
1st N C Mex V I
J. W. Woodring
A
18th Ky Mex V I
J. K. Wright
T
45th Mo V I

taken from the Elk City Globe newspaper dated August 14, 1885

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