Friday, March 28, 2014

Antonio Dardelle

Born: January 1844, Guangdong Province, China
Naturalized: October 22, 1880
Died: January 18, 1933, New Haven, Connecticut

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Antoine Dardell
Age in 1860: 17
Birthplace: China
Home in 1860: New Haven Ward 2, New Haven, Connecticut
Household Members:
Name / Age
David C White, 44 [Master of Vessel]
Ruth B White, 39
Antoine Dardell, 17]
(The census enumerator misheard the the surname for David and Ruth. Their surname was Wright. Dardelle was profiled in the Connecticut newspaper, Stamford Advocate (June 6, 1930) which said in part, “Born in China of native parents, he was adopted when a small boy by Captain Davide G. Wright, of New Haven, master of a whaling vessel…” David Wright was a New Haven resident in the 1870 and 1880 censuses which said he was a retired sea captain. Someone named “David White”, who was a sea captain, has not been found in other census records. Obituaries for Dardelle repeated the mistake that the captain’s name surname was White instead of Wright.)

Union Army
Enlisted August 23, 1862
Private, Company A
27th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry

Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Regiments, from the Fourteenth to the Twenty-eighth Inclusive, and Second Light Battery
1862
Twenty-seven Regiment Connecticut Volunteers.
Infantry Company A.
Dardelle, Antonio

The Weekly Courant
(Hartford, Connecticut)
January 31, 1863
Soldiers in Hospital in Rhode Island.—
The following Connecticut soldiers were in hospital at Portsmouth Grove, R.I., on the 24th inst. The list is furnished us by one of the officers of the hospital:
27th Regiment—…Antonio Dardell, Co. A…contusion or injury by shell…

Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations, with Additional Enlistments and Casualties
1864
Twenty-seven Regiment Connecticut Volunteers.
Infantry Company A.
Dardelle, Antonio

The “Twenty-seventh”
A Regimental History
Winthrop D. Sheldon, A.M.
Morris & Benham, 1866
Catalogue of Enlisted Men.
Infantry Company A.
Dardelle, Antonio

Doud–Dowd and Allied Families
Oscar L. Doud
Dowd Association, 1976
4730. Mary C. Payne, b. 1845, m. 1868, Antonio Dardell.

Benham’s New Haven Directory and Annual Advertiser for 1870–’71
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 118 Dixwell
Occupation: Tinner

1871–’72 Benham’s New Haven Directory and Annual Advertiser
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 108 Dixwell
Occupation: Tinner

1873–’74 Benham’s New Haven Directory and Annual Advertiser
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 108 Dixwell
Occupation: Tinner

Greenough, Jones & Co’s New Directory of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Societies, Business Firms, etc. etc. in the City and Town of New Haven for 1874–’75
Greenough, Jones & Co., Compilers and Publishers, 1874
Dardell Antonio, tinsmith, house 108 Dixwell avenue

1875–’76 Benham’s New Haven Directory and Annual Advertiser
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 108 Dixwell Avenue
Occupation: Tinner, 107 State

History of the New Haven Grays from Sept. 13, 1816, to Sept. 13, 1876
Jerome Bonaparte Lucke
Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1876
Co. A, New Haven Grays, 27th Regiment C V.
(Mustered in U.S. service October 22d, 1862, mustered out July 27th, 1863.)
Privates.
Dardelle, Antonio, Clinton,

Benham’s New Haven Directory 1877
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 108 Dixwell Avenue
Occupation: Tinner

Benham’s New Haven Directory 1878
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 111 Gregory
Occupation: Tinner

Benham’s New Haven City Directory 1879
Name: Antoine Dardell
Street address: 210 Columbus eve
Occupation: Tinner, 360 State

Benham’s New Haven City Directory 1880
Name: Antoine Dardell
Street address: 87 Howe
Occupation: Tinner, 360 State

New Haven City Directory 1881
Name: Antoine Dardell
Street address: 87 Howe
Occupation: Tinner, 360 State

New Haven City Directory 1882
Name: Antoine Dardell
Street address: 87 Howe
Occupation: Tinner, 360 State

The New York Times
March 17, 1882
The city of New-Haven Conn., contains one naturalized Chinaman, Antonio Dordelle [sic] by name. He was naturalized in the Court of Common Pleas in that city Oct. 22, 1880, and had not been obliged to “declare his intentions,” the papers which certified to his enlistment in the Twenty-seventh Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, Oct. 22, 1862, and to his honorable discharge from the United States Army July 25, 1863, being accepted, under the United States statute, as an equivalent to the taking out of first papers.

New Haven City Directory 1883
Name: Antoine Dardell
Street address: 87 Howe
Occupation: Tinner, 360 State

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
July 28, 1883
Co. A, 27th C. V.
Twenty Years Since—The Gallant Command Has Another of Its Pleasant Reunions.

The annual reunion of Co. A, 27 C. V., was held yesterday, taking place at Branford Point House. The part assembled at Belle Dock and went by the steamer Ivornia to Branford Point leaving at about 10 o’clock. Of the party were there were General Frank C. Sloat and Messrs. F.M. Chapman, William H. Merwin, R.C. Arnold, B.B. Bradley, Antonio Dardell, Col. S. J. Fox, S. A. Hopkins, Conrad Hofacker, W. S. Isbell, John Jacobs, J. W. Merrills, G. M. Rise, A. H. Stevens, S. L. Stevens, jr., Samuel Dibble, George Storer, S. S. Thompson, Frederick H. Waldron Cyrus Tuttle, R. M. Wallace, Henry O. Shelton, A. H. Coburn, W. F. Fenn, T. H. Wallace, William C. Tyler, Washington, D. C, Joseph W. Cowan, Hartford, Samuel J. Potter, Fair Haven.

A fine dinner was served in Landlord Browne’s, best style, doing justice to the house, and the occasion was highly enjoyed as old comrades who nave tented together and shared the perils and privations of war can.

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the muster out of the company. Just before dinner a short business meeting was held. General Sloat presiding. The following are the officers of the association: Frank M. Sloat, president; vice president, Frank M. Chapman; secretary, Colonel Simeon J. Fox; treasurer, Henry C. Shelton; historian, Willis Isbell; executive committee, Simeon J. Fox, Sereno A. Hopkins and Willis Isbell. After dinner “Bob’s Glee club,” consisting of Robert and Thomas Wallace of West Haven, and S. S. Thompson of New Haven, sang finely, and Parson Isbell gave one of his famous recitations.

President Sloat gave a retrospective glance at the history of the organization, which has been a score of years old since mustered out. His remarks were warmly applauded. Also it was remarked that there had been no death during the past year of a member, notwithstanding the fact that thirteen was the number at the last reunion. Later in the day a photograph of the whole party, thirty in number, was taken by artists from the gallery of Bowman, the photographer.

New Haven City Directory 1884
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 22 College
Occupation: Tinner, 22 College

History of Middlesex County, Connecticut: With Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men
J. B. Beers & Company, 1884
Dardelle, Antonio, 27 I., Co. A, Aug. 23 ’62, dis July 27 ’63.

New Haven City Directory 1885
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 22 College
Occupation: Tinner, 22 College

New Haven City Directory 1886
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 22 College
Occupation: Tinner, 22 College

Business Section
Category: Tinner
Name: Antonio Dardell, 22 College

The Weekly Statement
Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York
June 23, 1886
Antonio Dardell

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
September 2, 1886
The Old Twenty-Seventh.
Their Eighteenth Annual Reunion at Pot Island Yesterday—Largely Attended—Officers Elected—President Thomas—Speeches—General Sloat’s Letter—The Gettysburg Monument.

The eighteeth [sic] annual reunion of the 27th regiment Connecticut Volunteers was held yesterday at Pot Island, one of the Thimbles. The reunion was very largely attended, about one hundred and ten persons going by the steamer Ivernia to the island. The start was from Belle dock at 9:30.

There were nearly one hundred and twenty-five persons, ladies and all, on board. The sail was a delightful one. The Island was sighted about 11:30. After greetings from Landlord Barnes of the Thimble Island House the ladies of the party were escorted to the hotel and the veterans went to the pavilion and at once began their eighteenth annual meeting of the association. Vice-President Captain David S. Thomas was chairman and E. G. Mansfield secretary. About eighty veterans were present. The roll call showed that in Companies A, C, D. G, H, no men were lost during the past year. In Company B, since the last meeting, Isaac K. Hall had died at his home in Maine. In Company E two deaths reported Charles D. Henderson at Hampden and Corporal Amos J. Herkins, who died a short time ago at New York city. In Company F were Charles E. Potter and Stiles L. Beach. In Company I John B. Bailey and Seldon Hall. In company K three deaths were reported, John Kessell, Jacob Cramer, Urban Rudolph. The report of the Gettysburg monumental committee was read by Treasurer R. P. Cowles. His report was as
follows:

The veterans present yesterday were: …Fred [sic] Dardell…

New Haven City Directory 1887
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 22 College
Occupation: Tinner, 22 College

Business Section
Category: Tinsmiths
Name: Antonio Dardell, 22 College

New Haven City Directory 1888
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 22 College
Occupation: Tinner, 22 College

Business Section
Category: Tinsmiths
Name: Antonio Dardell, 22 College

New Haven Register
(Connecticut)
August 8, 1888
Co. A on Pot Island.
Sail in Barnes’ Naphtha Launch.
Veterans of When New Haven Has Ever Reason to Be Proud—Gen. Sloat, president of the Association, Comes Up From New York to Attend the Twenty-First Reunion.

For 21 years the survivors of Co. A, Twenty-seventh regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, have met on the second Wednesday in August. To-day the reunion was held at Pot Island.

…Company A was recruited almost entirely from the New Haven Grays, going into field wearing the uniform of the Grays. It was officered entirely of Grays, and furnished Grays as officers for the entire regiment with but a few exceptions.

…The man whom everybody shook hands most cordially with is the only native of the Chinese Empire who has earned and become a citizen of the United States by virtue of having served in the Union army. This gentleman is Antonio Dardell, the College street tinsmith. Mr. Dardell enlisted in Company A at the outset, and fought all the way through. At the battle of Chickamauga he was scratched by a rebel bullet. Captain Sloat says Antonio looked very threateningly at the rebel lines and vowing to pay it back he kept up a volley, forgetting his wound in his desire to even the score. He was captured with the company at Chancellorsville and went to Libby prison.

New Haven City Directory 1889
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 22 College
Occupation: Tinner, 22 College

Business Section
Category: Tinsmiths
Name: A. Dardell, 292 George

Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion
Authority of the General Assembly Under Direction of the Adjutants-General
Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1889
Twenty-Seventh Regiment Infantry
Company A
Name and Rank: Antonio Dardelle, Private
Residence: Clinton
Date of Enlistment: Aug. 23, ’62
Date of Muster in this organization: Oct. 3, ’62
Remarks: M o. July 27, ’63

New Haven City Directory 1890
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, 292 George

Business Section
Category: Tinsmiths
Name: A. Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Register
(Connecticut)
April 9, 1890
Transfers of Real Estate
George street—Land fronting southerly, 41 by 153 feet, Louis Feldman to Antonio Dardell.

New Haven Register
(Connecticut)
May 5, 1890
Transfers of Real Estate.
Rowe street—Land fronting westerly, 40 by 100 feet, Charles H. and Harriet E. Webb to Antonio Dardell.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
May 6, 1890
Transfers of Real Estate.
Rowe street—Land fronting westerly, 40 by 100 feet, Charles H. and Harriet E. Webb to Antonio Dardell.

The National Tribune
(Washington, DC)
October 30, 1890
J.E. Standard, Co. G, 14th Conn., Welaka, Fla., having seen the mention of genuine Chinamen in the army, says he know Joe Pierce as a true soldier. There was another Chinaman in the 27th Conn, named Antonio Dardell, who was brought from China by a Capt. White when quite young. Dardell served his time with credit, and now lives in New Haven.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
December 13, 1890
A. Dardell, one story brick shop, 292 George street.

New Haven City Directory 1891
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, 292 George

Business Section
Category: Tinsmiths
Name: A. Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
November 9, 1891
New Haven Orphan Asylum.
Donation Visit October 15, 1891.
Collected by Clarence Clark, John W. Lowe and G.R. Chamberlin—…A. Dardell, $1

New Haven City Directory 1892
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, 292 George

Business Section
Category: Tinsmiths
Name: A. Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
March 7, 1892
The Public Works Board.
An Avalanche of Signers to the Petition Concerning the big Four—A Multitude of Names—A Big Popular Demonstration of Rebuke—The Aldermen To-Night.
An avalanche of new signatures to the petition for the removal of the four members of the board of public works who voted for the removal of Messrs. Hill, Waldron and Kent, has come in. Below will be found a big list and beside these are  from 600 to 700 more for which we cannot find space this morning. The matter in question comes up this evening before the board of aldermen:
…A. Dardell,

New Haven City Directory 1893
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, 292 George

Business Section
Category: Tinsmiths
Name: A. Dardell (contracting), 292 George

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
August 4, 1893
Young Republicans Banquet
Among those present were the following:
A. Dardell,

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
December 6, 1893
Vote for Ward Officers
Councilmen.
Third Ward.
Antonio Dardell, r, 823

New Haven City Directory 1894
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, 292 George

Business Section
Category: Tinsmiths
Name: A. Dardell (contracting), 292 George

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
May 26, 1894
Republican Primaries.
Ward Committees Elected Last Evening.
Third ward—William F. Clark, chairman; George L. Babcock, Jacob B. Ullman, Antonio Dardell, Selig Goldrier, Louis M. Ullman, George S. Knollmeyer.

New Haven Register
(Connecticut)
May 26, 1894
Republican Caucuses.
Ward Committees Chosen in the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Wards.
Third ward—William F. Clark, chairman; George L. Babcock, Jacob B. Ullman, Antonio Dardell, Selig Goldrier, Louis M. Ullman, George S. Knollmeyer.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
July 31, 1894
Real Estate Notes.
A. Dardell, 292 George street, frame addition, 12x14.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
August 6, 1894
Building Permits Issued.
frame building, H. [sic] Dardell, 292 George street

New Haven Register
September 5, 1894
Republican Delegates Chosen.
Republican Caucuses were held last night as follows:
Third ward—State convention…Antonio Dardell…

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
September 5, 1894
Republican Delegates.Result to the Caucuses Held Last Evening—In the Third Ward—In the Sixth

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
September 22, 1894
Delegates Elected.
Third ward—Anton Dardell

New Haven Register
(Connecticut)
September 22, 1894
Delegates Elected.
Third ward—Antonio Dardell

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
October 5, 1894
Trowbridge and Barnes.
Nominated for Representatives by the Republicans.
The convention was a thoroughly cosmopolitan affair, among the delegates present being Americans, Irish-Americans, German-Americans, Hebrews, colored delegates and a Japanese-American, the latter being Antonio Dardell of George Street.

New Haven Register
(Connecticut)
October 6, 1894
Two Delegations Chosen.
The following named republicans were chosen last night to act as delegates at the probate convention to be geld October 9 at 10 a. m. First ward, Charles D. Nicols; Second, H.D. Grinnell; Third, Antonio Dardell…

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
October 25, 1894
Big  Republican Rally.
Complete Arrangements for To-night’s Demontration.
Secretaries—…A. Dardell…

New Haven Directory 1895
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
November 19, 1895
The  Republican Ward Primaries Last Night.
The third ward republican caucus was held at 195 Congress avenue. The following were elected delegates to the city convention:
Delegates to the convention—…A. Dardell

New Haven Register
(Connecticut)
November 19, 1895
Republicans Nominate.
The Third Ward Republican caucus was held at 195 Congress Avenue last night. The following were elected delegates to the City Convention: Louis M. Ullman, W.F. Clark, J. Hirchmann, J.B. Ullman, G. Knohlmeyer, G. Goldreyer. Delegates to the Convention—W.F. Clark, G.R. Bill, G. Knohlmeyer, J.B. Ullman, A. Dardell.

New Haven Directory 1896
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
August 7, 1896
Congressional—George R. Bill, Anton Dardell,
Probate—J.B. Ullman, G.R. Bill, Henry Spiegel, Harris Alderman, Isaac Jacobson, Anton Dardell

New Haven Register
August 7, 1896
New Haven Caucuses.
Election of Delegates to the Republican Town Convention.
Republican caucuses were held in the Third and Sixth Wards last night. The delegates elected go to the Town Convention at which are elected the delegates to the various State, Senatorial, Congressional, Representative, etc., Conventions. in the Third Ward these delegates were chosen:
Congressional—…Antonio Dardell…

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
August 13, 1896
Co A., Twenty-seventh C. V.
Their Annual Reunion Held at Mansfield’s Grove Yesterday.
The twenty-ninth annual reunion of Company T [sic], Twenty-seventh regiment, C. V. was held at Mansfield’s Grove, East Haven, yesterday. About twenty-five members were present. They took cars as far as Saltontall Lake, and from there rode to the grove in carriages. Among the veterans present were:

S.A. Hopkins, Colonel Simeon J. Fox, S.S. Thompson, H.C. Shelton, Willis S. Isbell, D.S. Dibble, C.W. Tuttle, A. H. Stevens, George T. Trowbridge, Conrad Hofacker, T.H. Wallace, Antonio Dardell, William H. Barnes, Franklin Bradley, R.L. Story, R.N. Wallace, of New haven; F.T. Dawson, of New York; Charles Merritt, of Middletown, N.Y.; George Ashdown, of Ansonia.

The officers of the society are: President, General Frank D. Sloat of Washington, D.C.; secretary, S.A. Hopkins; executive committee, Colonel S.J. Fox, S.S. Thompson and J.W. Merrils.

The lamented Henry C. Merwin, after whom Merwin post, G.A.R., was named, was the first captain of the company.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
September 18, 1896
Republican Delegates
Three Conventions Held Last Evening to Select Delegates
Congressional Convention.
Third ward—George R. Dill, Anton Dardelle, Henry Spiegel, George I. Babcock, John H. Smith, Frank Nussenholz.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
October 22, 1896
Grand Welcome to Depew
The Big Theater Will be Packed to Hear and Greet Depow and Wallace Bruce—Both Eloquent Men—Yale and the Spakers—The List of Officers—A Big Array of Prominent Men.
To-night one of the greatest and most enthusiastic rallies of the campaign in old Connecticut this year will take
place at the Hyperion. Depew and Bruce are the speakers, and the issues of the campaign will be presented eloquently and powerfully. The presiding officer will be Dean Francis Wayland. The following is the list of officers for this very interesting occasion:

Vice Presidents.
…A. A. Dardell [sic]

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
November 18, 1896
National Democrats.
Third Ward.
City—Louis M. Ullman, George S. Knollmeyer, John Grady, Israel Hirschman, Antonio Dardell, William F. Clark, Arthur Ruttiger.

New Haven Directory 1897
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
March 22, 1897
In Republican Primaries
Republican primaries to select ward committees for the ensuing term were held in several city wards last evening. the results are appended:

Third Ward.
The following ward committee was elected: …Tony O. Dardell [sic]

New Haven Register
(Connecticut)
May 22, 1897
Republican Faction Fight
The Third ward republicans met at 195 Congress Avenue. William F. Clark was chairman and Jacob B. Ullman Secretary. The committee chosen was as follows: William F. Clark, Jacob B. Ullman , Frank Nuggenholz, Antonio Dardell, George S. Knollmeyer, Israel Hirschman, Peter A. Brennan, John Grady, Arthur Ruttiger, Rev. F.W. Meyer, Sussman Goldrier.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
November 23, 1897
Republican Ward Caucuses.
At the Third ward republican caucuses held last night the following delegates to the town convention were elected: Antonio Dardell,

New Haven Register
November 23, 1897
Delegates Chosen.
At the Third Ward Republican caucus held last night the following delegates to the town convention were elected: …Antonio Dardell…

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
November 24, 1897
Home for the Friendless—Donation Day Receipts Nov. 18, 1897.
Mr. Dardelle, 30¢…

New Haven Directory 1898
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, also stoves and ranges, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
April 7, 1898
Fair Haven Happenings
Wedding of J. W. Russell and Miss Bernice L. Whitney
Solemnized at East Pearl Street M. E. Church Yesterday Afternoon in the Presence of a Large Number of Friends and Relatives—Other News.
The marriage of James Wade Russell and Miss Bernice Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight A. Whitney of 122 Poplar street, took place yesterday at 5L30 p. m. at the East Pearl street M. E. church. The ceremony was performed by the pastor, Rv. N. G. Cheney. About 250 guests were invited….Among those invited to the reception were…Mr. and Mrs. Dardelle and family…

New Haven Register
September 2, 1898
Backers of Porter Win
New Haven Delegation Will Favor McKinley’s Secretary.
The results of the Republican caucuses held in the city last night indicate that the New Haven delegation to the State Convention will put up in the interests of John Addison Porter, candidate for Governor….

The several delegates chosen are as follows:
Third Ward.
Senatorial—Antonio Dardell…

New Haven Directory (Including West Haven) 1899
Price & Lee Company, 1899
Dardell Antonio, tinner, also stoves and ranges 282 George, h do.

New Haven Register
June 1, 1899
Dewell Faction Triumphs
Farnsworth Crowd Defeated at Eighth Ward Republican Caucus
A handful of Republicans met in the Third Ward and chose the following named committees: …Antonio Dardell...

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
November 25, 1899
The Donation Day Gifts
Made for the Orphans of the New Haven Asylum.
The List of Donors and Donations Detailed in Full, Accompanied by the Thanks of the Management for the Kind Remembrances of the Little Ones.
The New Haven Orphan Asylum Donation visit—October 26, 1899.
With renewed thanks to each and all whose gifts of money, merchandise, time or effort have helped to make this year’s Donation day a great success, the following detailed list is presented:

Collected by F. J. Rice and H. K. Rowe.
…A. Dardell, 40 cents…

New Haven Directory 1900
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, also stoves and ranges, 292 George

Business Section
Category: Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
July 21, 1900
Personal Jottings.
Antonio Dardell and family of this city are occupying part of P.P. Coe’s house in Madison for the season.

New Haven Register
(Connecticut)
August 16, 1900
Warner Carries the City
Less Than a Dozen of the 86 Delegates Are for George P. McLean.
Third Ward.
Senatorial—…Antonio Dardell

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
October 13, 1900
The Rousing Mass Meeting
And First Great Republican Campaign Rally
For Next Monday Evening at the Grand Opera House—To Be Addressed by Hon. George P. McLean and Hon. Joseph L. Barbour—List of Officers of the Meeting.
The republicans are making great preparations for the first big mass meeting which will be held in the Grand Opera house next Monday evening at 8 o’clock, when George P. McLean, the republican candidate for governor, and the Hon. Joseph L. Barbour of Hartford will speak. Music will be furnished by the Second Regiment band. Following are the names of the vice presidents and secretaries: …Antonio Dardell…

New Haven Directory 1901
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, also stoves and ranges, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
May 10, 1901
Ward Committees Chosen
Republican Caucuses Held in All the Wards Last Night.
Charges of Stuffing the Ballot Box in the Ninth Ward—Every Member of the Committee Balloted For—Slight Contests in the Fourth, Eleventh and
Twelfth Wards—Nearly all the Committees Elected Chairmen.

Republican caucuses were held In all the wards last night for the purpose of electing ward committees, and although the night was stormy all the caucuses were well attended. Few contests developed, the spiciest meeting being that. In the Ninth ward, which lasted nearly two hours. In the Fourth, Eleventh, and Twelfth wards there were small local contests. Nearly all of the committees chosen met immediately after their election and elected ward chairmen.

The Third Ward.
In ward 3 these committeemen were elected: …Antonio Dardell…

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
July 6, 1901
Real Estate Record.
Quit claim deeds—…John M. Woolsey est. to Antonio Dardell, 30 feet on Commerce street.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
August 15, 1901
One of the Afflicted.
Annual Reunion
Of Company A, Twenty-seventh Connecticut Volunteers at Savin Rock Yesterday.

The thirty-fourth annual reunion of Company A, Twenty-seventh Connecticut Volunteers, was held yesterday at Cox’s Surf house, Savin Rock. The comrades assembled at the city hall at 10 o’clock and took cars for Savin rock. Upon their arrival at Cox’s a business meeting was called to order, President Henry C. Shelton presiding. The following were present in addition to the president: A.H. Stone, of Clinton, treasurer; Sereno Hopkins, secretary; S.S. Thompson, R.L. Story, Frederick H. Waldron, Simeon J. Fox, Willis L. Isbell, A. Dardell, George M. Rice, of New Haven, Samuel C. Waldron, of Providence, S.L. Stevens and Fred B. Fenton, of Clinton, Cyrus Tuttle, Thomas Wallace, Dewitt Bradley, of West Haven. Letters of regret were read from General Frank D. Sloat, of Washington. D. C., F. C. Dawson, of Seattle, W. C. Tyler, of Washington, D. C., Dr. G. B. Durrie, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and Dr. E. Hillard, of New York. Notice of the death of Major J. Coburn was read from his son at Brinley, Iowa.

The following officers were elected for the year ensuing:
Henry C. Shelton, president.
S. S. Thompson, vice president.
A. H. Stevens, treasurer.
Sereno A. Hopkins, secretary.
George M. Rice, Thomas Wallace and Willis Isbell, executive committee.

After dinner was served the company were entertained with recitations from “Parson” Willis Isbell and remarks from the various members present and singing of old army songs, stories of camp life, etc.

This company enlisted October 1862, and was assigned from the New Haven Grays and all its members made members of the New Haven Grays, which company presented them with their knapsacks when leaving the state.

The first captain was Lieutenant Colonel Henry C. Merwin, killed at the battle of Gettysburg, brother of General and ex-Lieutenant Governor Samuel E. Merwin, of this city.

The company participated in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. In the last named battle they were taken prisoners. They were marched to Richmond and confined in Libby prison and Belle Isle for about two weeks, when they were paroled and returned to the convalescent camp near Washington; from there to New Haven and were mustered out.

At Fredericksburg William Goodwin, A. B. Fairchild and Richard Fowler were killed. Nelson Wilmot, J. B. Blair, Thomas Wallace and Antonio Dardell were wounded. Some of the company who were not captured at Chancellorsville took part in the battle of Gettysburg. The company served its nine months or which it was enlisted and left an honorable record of its service in camp, on the march, on the battle field and in the prisons of the enemy.

New Haven Directory 1902
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, stoves and ranges, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
October 14, 1902
Warranty deeds—Christian Paulsen to Antonio Dardell, 45 feet on Rowe;

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
October 15, 1902
Christian Paulsen has sold to Antonie [sic] Dardell, 45 feet of land of Rowe street

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
October 18, 1902
Senator Lodge Coming.
Will Address Mass Meeting at Hyperion Monday

New Haven Directory 1903
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, stoves and ranges, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A. Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Directory 1904
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, stoves and ranges, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
July 19, 1904
Personal Paragraphs
Items of Interest concerning New Haven People
Mr. and Mrs. A. Dardell and daughters, Minnie and Alice, of George street, are occupying their cottage at Madison for the summer.

New Haven Directory 1905
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, stoves and ranges, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Directory 1906
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, stoves and ranges, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Directory 1907
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, stoves and ranges, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
September 18, 1907
F. H. Dunlay has moved into Antone [sic] Dardell’s place on Railroad avenue.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
November 16, 1907
Real Estate Transactions
Antonio Dardell to Herbert B. Townsend, land, Bailey street, 40 feet.

New Haven Directory 1908
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, stoves and ranges, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Directory 1909
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner and stoves, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Directory 1910
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner and stoves, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Directory 1911
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner and stoves, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Directory 1912
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner and stoves, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Directory 1913
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner and stoves, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

Boston Evening Transcript
(Massachusetts)
June 30, 1913
Old Soldiers Leave New Haven
Delegation Numbering 600 Accompanied by Governor Baldwin—One Veteran a Chinaman
…In the New Haven delegation was Antonio Gardell [sic], a Chinaman, who served with the Twenty-Seventh Connecticut Volunteers.

New Haven Directory 1914
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner and stoves, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Directory 1915
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner and stoves, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Directory 1916
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner and stoves, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Directory 1917
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner and stoves, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Directory 1918
Business Section
Name: A Dardell, 292 George
Category: Roofers

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Directory 1919
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner and stoves, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

New Haven Directory 1920–21
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner and stoves, 292 George

Business Section
Categories: Roofers; Stoves and Furnaces; Tinsmiths
Name: A Dardell, 292 George

The New England Business Directory and Gazetteer for 1920
Sampson & Murdock Company, 1920
Stoves, Ranges & Heaters
Dardell A 292 George New Haven

New Haven Directory 1921–22
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Occupation: Tinner, 292 George

Business Section
Category: Roofers
Name: Antonio Dardell, 292 George

The New England Business Directory and Gazetteer for 1922
Sampson & Murdock Company
Roofers
Dardell Antonio 292 George New Haven

New Haven Directory 1923–24
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Spouse: Mary

New Haven Directory 1924–25
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Spouse: Mary

New Haven Directory 1925
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Spouse: Mary

New Haven Directory 1926
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Spouse: Mary

New Haven Directory 1927
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Spouse: Mary C

New Haven Directory 1928
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Spouse: Mary C

New Haven Directory 1929
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Spouse: Mary C

New Haven Directory 1930
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George
Spouse: Mary C

Stamford Advocate
(Connecticut)
June 6, 1930
Elm City Has Only Chinese Civil War Vet
Antonio Dardell, 83, Still Keen of Eye and Wit, Was Wounded at Fredericksburg.

New Haven, June 6.—A grand old gentleman of 83 potters about in the garden at 292 George Street, sufficiently alert to beat the photographer trying to take a picture. He is Antonio Dardell, believed to be the only native Chinaman who served through Civil War, and who won his naturalization papers because of his American patriotism.

Born in China of native parents, he was adopted when a small boy by Captain Davide G. Wright, of New Haven, master of a whaling vessel, and retains no recollections of his native land. He was a private in the New Haven Grays during, and for some years, after the Civil War, serving in Company A, 27th Regiment of Infantry. His only major engagement was at Fredericksburg, where he received a slight wound in his right wrist and forearm. A severe attack of malaria put a stop to his work in the trenches and attacks recur to this day.

He has lived in New Haven for 60 years, 35 of them at his present address. Some years after the war he married Mary C. Payne, daughter of Capt. Daniel Payne of Patchogue, L. I., who is still living as are three daughters: Mrs. B. R. Cowan of this city, Mrs. Frank C. Rowe, Racebrook, Orange, and Alice C. Dardell, who lives with her parents at the family home.

For many years he served the community as a plumbing contractor, and retired but two years ago. He is cultured and thoroughly American in all but his parentage and birthplace, and is very keen of eye and wit.

New Haven Directory 1931
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George

New Haven Directory 1932
Name: Antonio Dardell
Street address: 292 George

New Haven Directory 1933
Name: Antonio Dardell died Jan 18 1933 age 89

Jersey Journal
(Jersey City, New Jersey)
January 24, 1933
Only Chinese “Boy in Blue” Dies at 91
Oriental Orphan, Brought Up as Yankee Lad by Sea Cap’n, Fought Through Civil War.

New Haven, Conn.—Antonio Dardell, the only man of Chinese origin to fight as a common solider throughout the Civil War, was buried here recently. He was 91.

Dardell, who 10 years ago retired as a plumber and tinner, leaves three daughters, Mrs. Benjamin R. Cowan, of 371 Crown St.; Mrs. Frank C. Rowe, of Orange, and Miss Alice M. Dardell, with whom he made his home at George St. Mrs. Dardell died several years ago.

Wounded in Action

Dardell won his American citizenship through his service during the Civil War. He was brought to this country from China when he was seven years of age by Capt. David White, a Guilford sea captain. Capt. and Mrs. White found him in a Chinese port, an orphan, and Mrs. White took such a liking to him that she persuaded her husband to permit her to bring the boy to this country. He received his early education at Clinton Academy and lived as a member of Capt. White’s household.

Dardell was scarcely more than 18 when he enlisted with Co. A, 27th Conn. Volunteers, Civil War, parent of the New Haven Grays. At the Battle of Mary’s Heights, before Fredericksburg, Va., he was wounded severely in the right shoulder. After a brief period of treatment, however, he returned to his company and served until the end of the war.

After he had been mustered out, a bill was introduced in Congress to give him American citizenship because of his service. He is reported to have been the only Union soldier of Chinese origin to serve in the Civil War, and one of the few naturalized Chinese in the country at the time of his death.

In 1865 he entered the Masonic Order of Guilford. In 1882 he became affiliated with Wooster Lodge, A. F. & A. M., of which he was a member at the time of his death. His only other fraternal connection was with the Veteran Grays’ Association. He never became a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, but frequently attended the meetings of the Admiral Foote Post 17.

Active in Politics

In his earlier days Dardell was prominent in Republican politics. Although he never sought or held public office, he was an active worker with the Young Men’s Republican Club, as well as the organization of the party in the ward where he lived. He enjoyed the friendships of Govs. Ingersoll and Woodruff.

With his American citizenship, Dardell embraced the Christian faith and became a member of the First Methodist Church.

Of recent years, Dardell became an omnivorous reader. It was his favorite pastime, and philosophical and travel works were his favorite books. He was a familiar figure about the streets of the city during his daily walks.

The Boston Herald
(Massachusetts)
January 25, 1933
$80,000 Left by Chinese Who Served in Civil War
[Special Dispatch to The Herald]
New Haven, Jan. 24.—Antonio Dardell, said to have been the only Chinese who fought in the civil war and who died here last week at 91, left an estate of $80,000. His wealth was invested in Connecticut securities which suffered little depreciation in the last three years. His will directed that the income of the estate go to his three daughters and on their death to Wooster lodge of Freemasons of this city.

Find a Grave
Antonio Dardell


Some Activities of the 27th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
June 23, 1882
The Grays’ Decoration.
The official order for the Grays’ decoration of graves is as follows:

Co. F, Second Regt., Conn. National Guard, Headquarters New Haven Grays, New Haven, June 39th, 1882.

Company Orders No. 4
I. Pursuant to a resolution this company will parade on the 26th of June, for the purpose of strewing with flowers and evergreens the graves of our departed heroes and former members of this company.

II. The company will assemble at their armory on the above day at 4 30 p. m., sharp, in dress uniform, white trowsers [sic], white gloves, with cross-belt, bayonet, scabbard and bayonet therein.

III. Should the weather be unfavorable there will be no postponement of the exercises. If very stormy a committee will take carriages and visit the graves.

IV. All members of the company and surviving members of Co. A, 27th regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, are cordially invited to participate in the ceremonies.

V. Donations of flowers are solicited, and may be left at the armory on the morning of the 26th.

By order of
George S. Arnold, Captain.
––– –––, First Sergeant.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
September 8, 1882
Funeral.
Yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock the funeral of the late James B. Blair took place from the residence of his sister, 28 Crown street. There was a large attendance of mourning and sympathizing friends. Rev. Mr. Kelsey, of College street church, officiated. The pall bearers were Frank D. Sloat, Sherwood S. Thompson, Robert C. Arnold, William F Stahl, Henry C. Shelton, George M. Rice, S. A. Hopkins and Robert M. Wallace, all but Mr. Stahl being members of Co. A, 27th regiment C. V.

Mr. Robert Blair, senior member of the firm of Blair Brothers, was unable to attend the funeral. He has been confined to his house for two weeks by illness. Rev. Mr. Kelsey, in his remarks, very feelingly spoke of the absent one. A beautiful pillow of flowers was contributed by Co. A, 27th C.V., on which was inscribed the company name. Mr. Evarts Cutler had charge of the funeral ceremonies. The interment was in the Grove street cemetery.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
July 25, 1883
Regimental Reunion.
Company A, 27th C. V.
The annual reunion of Company A, 27th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, will be held at the Branford Point House on Friday of this week. All members are requested and expected to be at Belle Dock ready to take the boat at 10 a. m. If the weather is very stormy the members will meet at the Grays’ armory at 9.30 a. m., and transportation will be furnished by railroad. As the 27th day of July will be the twentieth anniversary of the muster out of Company A, the committee have selected that date for the reunion of 1883, and trust that every member will try to meet his brother comrades on that day. They ask comrades to come and grasp hands once more and enjoy a good dinner, a delightful sail, to say nothing of hearing orations from Bob’s Glee club, a concert by Peck’s white mule and a poem by “Ash.” The wives have been requested to make the day warm for comrades if they don’t come. The committee is Willis S. Isbell, Simeon J. Fox, Sereno A. Hopkins.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
September 6, 1883
Twenty-Seventh Regiment.
Reunion at Savin Rock—A Dinner at Skeele’s Grove—Election of Officers—Letters From Prominent Army Officers and Governor Waller—Addresses by Members Present.

The fifteenth annual reunion of the Twenty-seventh regiment, Connecticut volunteers, was held yesterday at Skeeles’ Grove, Savin Rock. The members of the association assembled at the corner of Church and Chapel streets about 10 o’clock and in special cars provided for them proceeded to their destination. On arriving at the grove the veterans gathered in groups and talked over scenes of the war through which they passed and many amusing and serious reminiscences were rehearsed.

At 12 o’clock the business meeting was held, President Price presiding. At this meeting the only death reported during the past year was that of William Vonderbrake of Company K.

Comrade W. B. Crampton, of Madison, suggested that the next reunion be a basket picnic, and in accordance with this suggestion Comrade Charles A. Baldwin, of New Haven, moved that the executive committee secure a suitable place for carrying out the suggestion of Comrade Crampton.

The names of John L. Treat and Paul Sanford were proposed as honorary members and their names were referred to the executive committee.

The committee on nominations reported the following officers: President, Allen D. Baldwin; vice president, Amos Hawkins; secretary, Lieutenant H. B. Brooks; treasurer, Henry F. Peck; historian, R. P. Cowles; assistant historian, C. A. Baldwin; executive committee, F. N. Chapman, Co. A; A. N. Clark, Co. G; E. A. Smith. Co. D; Charles Weidig, Co. K; George Dade, Co. C.

The company, numbering about one hundred, sat down to dinner about 1:30 p. m. The courses were not served in good order, there being a lack of waiters. There was also no little grumbling among the veterans because there was a lack in quantity and quality of the food served. Many of the old “vets” left the table in disgust and went elsewhere for their dinner. It was stated by Mr. Skeeles that he would have given them all they wanted if the “boys” had only given him time, but his statement did not seem to satisfy them, as a large number left the table in apparent disgust.

After dinner the members gathered in the grove and were called to order by President Price.

The secretary then read several letters from prominent gentlemen who had been invited to be present, among them being the following:

From General Hancock.
Governor’s Island, N. Y., Aug 25.
My Dear Sir—I am in receipt of your kind invitation to attend the fifteenth annual reunion of the Twenty-seventh Connecticut volunteers at West Haven on September 5th next, and regret that my duties and engagements here prevent my acceptance.

It is always a great pleasure to meet my old comrades, but I am seldom able to follow my inclination in that respect. Greet those present at the approaching reunion in my name and express to them my regrets that I could not be with them. With best wishes for their health and happiness
I am very truly yours,
Winfield S. Hancock.

From Governor Waller
State of Connecticut,
Executive Department,
Hartford, Aug. 27, 1883.
S. D. Woodruff, Secretary, &c. Accept my thanks for your invitation to meet the veteran members of the old 27th regiment Connecticut volunteers at their reunion September 5, and my assurance that I esteem the invitation as a compliment and honor, and would eagerly accept it if it were not for other engagements that I cannot avoid. Hoping that you and your associates will have a delightful reunion
I am truly yours,
Thomas M. Waller.

From General Brooks.
Fort Shaw, Minn., Aug. 14, 1883.
W. W. Price, president Twenty-seventh regiment association.
Dear Sir—Your cordial invitation to be present at your fifteenth annual reunion is at hand. It is impossible for me to join you, but I would through you extend a hearty greeting to the surviving members of your gallant command.
I am very truly yours,
John B. Brooks.

Letters were also read from Captain Samuel T. Bridsall and Lieutenant Winthrop D. Sheldon. A letter was also read from Major James H. Coburn of Dolan, Dakota, stating that his crops had been destroyed by a hail storm and asking for a donation from the regiment. A handsome collection was taken for the Major.

General F. D. Sloat, the old captain of Co. A, said he came to the reunion to-day with the firm resolve that he would not under any circumstances make a speech. He could not, however, but express his pleasure at being present. He urged the comrades to keep their ranks close together and as the years rolled by become more closely united in the bonds of fraternity, charity and loyalty.

Quartermaster Sergeant C. A. Baldwin was called out. He said he was thankful (?) for what he had received to-day at dinner, and in the future he hoped to get more. He said he was at a loss to know how to talk. In the war experience of the Twenty-seventh there were stern, firm realities and we ought to-day to think of the comrades sleeping in southern graves, whose lives had been sacrificed for their country. He referred to his own services in the quartermaster’s department, which created a good deal of amusement. In closing he said that those who died and those who live are entitled to credit for the work they did for the preservation of liberty and the generations that are to come after us.

Capt. Ruel P. Cowles, historian of the association, said he had no additional history to give the comrades to day. He said he much desired that he should receive information from members during the next year of any incidents that may come to light regarding members of the regiment, their death or promotion in the several walks of life. He thought the surviving members ought to be grateful that they are permitted to meet from year to year.

General Sloat said the question had often been asked him when will the bitter memories of the war be buried? and I reply when the fools are all dead. Warm blood flows in the veins of the soldiers, both North and South, and I feel that we should go from this place feeling that these gatherings do not and should not revive the bitter memories of the past.

Sergeant Peck was called upon and said that after partaking of so hearty a dinner (derisive laughter) he was in no condition to speak.

Comrade Crampton was called out and said he must beg to be excused, but his excuse was not the common one that he was “too full for utterance.” (Laughter.)

Remarks were made by John G. Chapman and others and at an early hour in the evening the veterans returned to the city.

Among those present from this city were: General Frank D. Sloat, W. W. Price, G. M. Rice, F. Hyvalus, R. G. Peterson, A. W. Hastings, D. O’Neil, H. A. Barnes, J. B. Munson, A. D. Baldwin, L. Johnson, W. F. Calkins. E. A. Smith, J. F. Hermance, M. Thomas, J. A. Munson, F. H. Smith. W. McScovey, D. Ford, J. W. Merrels, W. A. Parmelee, Frederick C. Buckley, John Kessel, G. M. Rice, F. Doeble, Charles Weidig, Corporal George F. Dade, Amos J. Herkins, G. F. Peterson, Joseph A. Miller, Frederick Thesing, R. P. Cowles, John Hegel, Henry E. Peck, Moses Thomas, A. R. Burwell.

Others present were: W. L. Parmalee, Ansonia; James Johnson, Fair Haven, James E. Spencer, Guilford; A. B. Calkins, Cleveland, O; T. Baldwin, Derby; S. A. HopKins, Montowese; W. P. Tuttle, South End; W. S. Bronson, A. D. Cobb, West Haven: S. H. Woods, East Berlin; C. F. Smith, Orange; Collins Upton, Meriden; S. V. Russell, A. N. Clarke, Orange; D. Worcester, Bridgeport; C. B. Brooks, Birmingham; J. A. Jansen, New York; J. N. Watrous, Thomaston; W. F. Tuttle, South End; W. 8. McNeil, Bridgeport; E. B. Baldwin, Milford; Marvin Olmstead, North Haven; Captain C. J. Ely, Branford; J. W. Rice, Woodbridge; W. M. Russell, Orange; J. B, Clarke, Milford; W. A. Tyler, Branford; S. B. Snow, Guilford ; A. R. Robinson, Montowese; D. W. Tucker, North Haven; Stiles L. Beach, Fair Haven; C. W. Braetorius, Orange; William B. Crampton, Madison.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
June 18, 1884
To-Day at Hartford.
The Great Parade—Unveiling of the Statue—A Monster Gathering from All Parts of the State Expected
A great exodus Hartford-ward will drain New Haven of many of its most respectable citizens to-day. Large numbers will go, besides the old war veterans, to participate in what promises to be one of the grandest celebrations ever held in the state. Everybody who can will go to see the great parade. Every detail has been arranged and the organization of the affair is well perfected. Special trains will carry thousands and regular trains will be loaded. The New Haven veterans will assemble on the Green at 7 o'clock this morning. The line will form on Temple street. Veterans from the 7th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 27th regiments are going, also Co. A, First Heavy Artillery, G. A. R., Nathan Hale Camp, S. of V., C. C. I., and the Union Veteran association.

The train will leave at 8:15. Special trains will be run whenever there is a large enough crowd at the depot to warrant it.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
June 12, 1885
Attention Veteran Grays.
Pursuant to an invitation from the active company, all past members of the New Haven Grays and Company A, 27th regiment Connecticut Volunteers, are requested to appear in citizen’s dress, white gloves, at the association room, Glebe building, corner Church and Chapel street, Sunday morning at 9:30 for the purpose of joining the active company in attending divine service at the Church of the Redeemer; also to meet at 2 o’clock p. m. at the Second Regiment armory, Meadow street, for the purpose of participating in the ceremonies of Decoration Day.
A.C. Hendrick, President.
B. E. Brown, Secretary.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
June 13, 1885
Attention Veteran Grays.
Pursuant to an invitation from the active company, all past members of the New Haven Grays and Company A, 27th regiment Connecticut Volunteers, are requested to appear in citizen’s dress, white gloves, at the association room, Glebe building, corner Church and Chapel street, Sunday morning at 9:30 for the purpose of joining the active company in attending divine service at the Church of the Redeemer; also to meet at 2 o’clock p. m. at the Second Regiment armory, Meadow street, for the purpose of participating in the ceremonies of Decoration Day.
A.C. Hendrick, President.
B. E. Brown, Secretary.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
August 24, 1885
Veteran Grays, Attention!
A meeting will be held at the Association’s Rooms, Glebe building, corner of Church and Chapel streets, Tuesday evening, August 25th, at 8 o’clock, for the purpose of considering the invitation to accompany the 27th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers to Gettysburg, Pa., next October. All ex-members of the New Haven Grays are requested to be present.
A.C. Hendrick, President, V. G. A.
B. E. Brown, Secretary.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
August 24, 1886
Returning G.A.R. Delegates.
To Reach New Haven on Wednesday or Thursday—The Grand Reception Tendered Them at San Diego—Chief Hendrick in Oregon.

...Referring to the “Connecticut car” the San Diegan has this to say: “In the train bringing the delegation of Grand Army men this morning one car was special, fitted out by the New York, New haven and Hartford railroad for Admiral Foote post No. 17, G. A. R., of New haven, for the round trip, and the car is named the ‘Admiral Foote of New Haven.’ It is admirably adapted for the comfort of the delegation. The car contained the following: Colonel S. J. Fox, 27th regiment Conn. Vols. and commander of the post; W. S. Wells, U. S. N.; Captain W. E. Morgan, 25th Connecticut; Lieutenant A. B. Baldwin, 27th Connecticut; Lieutenant J. S. Cannon, 1st Conn. L. Battery; David Ford, 27th Conn....

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
September 1, 1886
Mr. Beach’s Funeral.
Buried from the East Pearl Street Church Yesterday—Members or the G. A. R.—A Large Attendance.
Mr. Stiles L. Beach of 91 Exchange street, who died last Sunday, was buried yesterday afternoon from the East Pearl street M. E. church. The services were largely attended and were conducted by Rev. E. Cunningham. The bearers were from the Admiral Foote Post. They were: Capt. Joseph Bradley, 27th regiment; James P. Munson, 27th regiment; H. A. Barnes, 27th regiment; M. V. Brainard, 24th regiment; A. H. Forbes, 8th regiment; Henry Tuttle, 12th regiment. There was a delegation present of seventy-five members from the Post under the command of Senior Vice-Commander Coe. There were many beautiful floral tributes. The interment was in the Fair Haven cemetery.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
September 5, 1887
Nineteenth Reunion of the Twenty-seventh Connecticut Volunteers.
The nineteenth reunion of the Twenty-seventh Connecticut Volunteers will take place at Pawson Park on Wednesday. The regiment will also celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of soldier life, and veterans from all sections of the country have expressed their intentions of being present.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
September 7, 1887
State Correspondence.
Milford, Sept. 5.—Some of the veterans of this place were present at the picnic of the 27th regiment C. V. held at Pawson Park on Wednesday.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
August 28, 1888
West Shore Gleanings.
To-morrow the 27th regiment will camp at Hills’ Homestead. A business meeting will be held at 2 p. m. and dinner afterwards served. Great preparations have been made for the affair, which will be a rousing one.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
August 29, 1888
27th C. V.
Their Reunion To-Day at Savin Rock.
Many veterans of the 27th regiment C. V. arrived in the city yesterday to participate in the reunion at Savin rock to-day. The Hill Brothers’ have erected a large tent upon the lawn which, with the spacious dining rooms and extensive verandas, will afford visitors ample room for the day’s proceedings. Horse cars are to leave the Green at 10 o’clock. The business meeting is called 11 a. m. Dinner at 2 o’clock.

Colonel Bostwick of the 17th C. V., together with his wife, arrived from New York last evening to attend. Captain Sloat will arrive this morning. General Merwin has signified his intention of being present.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
November 4, 1896
Attention, Foot Guard!
New Haven, Conn., Nov. 3, 1896.
Taps have been sounded and one more of our old soldiers and comrades with an honorable war record has passed over the line to report for duty on the other side.

Private and ex-Captain David S. Thomas of Co. E, 27th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, has, after a lingering and painful illness, surrendered to the inevitable. As a patriot, soldier, comrade, and friend, his memory will be lovingly cherished.

You will appear In citizen’s dress (dark clothes) on Wednesday afternoon, November 4, 1896, at his late residence, 34 Academy street, at 1:30 o’clock. Public services at St. Paul’s church at 2 o’clock.
Benjamin E. Brown.
Major Commandant
Second Co. Gov. Foot Guard.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
August 23, 1897
Latest Fair Haven News.
The veterans of the 27th Regiment C. C., will enjoy their reunion at Lighthouse Point Sept. 1.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
November 1, 1898
City Controller Brown yesterday received a letter of greting [sic] to the 27th C. V. from General Brooke, commander of the forces in Porto Rico. The letter is in answer to an invitation sent General Brooke last summer to attend the reunion of the 27th regiment. General Brooke was commander of the brigade to which the 27th belonged during the civil war.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
August 31, 1899
27th Regiment Reunion
Held an [sic] the Sea View Hotel Yesterday Afternoon.
A Most Successful Gathering—Many Fine Speeches Made—Officers for the Ensuing Year Elected at the Business Meeting—About Seventy-five Present.

One of the must successful reunions ever held by the Twenty-seventh regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, was that of yesterday, held at the Sea View hotel, Savin Rock. Seventy-five of the old soldiers were present, and all were of the opinion that it was the most enjoyable ever held by the regiment. This is saying a good deal, as the reunions of the veterans are all very interesting and memorable occasions, and will long be remembered by all who attend.

The handshakings of the members are always hearty, and old comrades who fought together thirty-five years ago, and who have not seen each other since, meet once more and talk of old times—how they used to love to go to the front, how they just managed to escape the army prisons, and of the history of a lost arm or leg. The meeting of the veterans is full of feeling, as are the reunions, and as the time cornea for them to depart for their homes they all bid each other good-bye and hope “to see
you again at the next reunion.”

The regiment, which was formed in New Haven, contains some of the city’s best citizens and established reputations in the battles of Gettysburg, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville that would be hard to equal. It was led by Colonel Bostwick, a former well known New Haven business man, and in every fight companies of the Twenty-seventh were in the first rank, and heroes of the Twenty-seventh were lying dead in the open field in places showing they were the first to be killed in their endeavor to uphold the honor of the stars and stripes. The men had only a few weeks training when they were called to fight their first battle—that of Fredericksburg, in which so many were slaughtered, but without a flinch they responded to the call and went in with a vim and determination that would bring credit to any regiment on the globe.

They had drilled very little previous to their first fight, but the soldiers had so much faith in their leader that all determined to do their best, with the result that In discipline, marching and in fighting they appeared as one of the regular regiments and figured prominently in the fight until orders for that historic retreat were given. In Gettysburg and Chancellorsville they lost large numbers, but fought splendidly all through.

A number of the wives of the old soldiers were present yesterday and seemed to take great interest in the doings
and speeches of the men.

A business meeting of the regiment was held at about 11 o’clock in the parlors of the Sea View house at which officers for the ensuing year were elected and other business was transacted. The officers for 1899–1900 are as follows: President, John Hegel of New Haven; vice president, Joseph R. Clark of Milford; secretary, E. G. Mansfield of West Haven; treasurer. George T. Dade of this city. The following executive committee was elected: Co. A, George M. Rice; Co. B. R. B. Goodyear; Co. C, Fred Cornwall; Co. D, Ellsworth I. Smith; Co. E, George T. Bade; Co. F, A. R. Burwell; Co. G, Alburtis N. Clark; Co. H, Leander Johnson; Co. I, Fred M. Smith; Co. K, Charles Weldig. The retiring president was S. B. Woodruff and the death of Captain C. M. Wilcox, the vice president, left the regiment without a vice president for a number of months.

The secretary and treasurer were reelected. The secretary read a list of the members who died during the last year, showing nine had left the ranks never to fight again. The list of those who died are as follows: Robert Arnold, Allen G. Hubbell, Harvey S. Bailey, Amos Harvey, James Brand, Captain C. M. Wilcox, Frederick Bucholz, Joseph A. Miller, and Origen Parker.

No other business of importance was transacted at the meeting.

About 1:30 the soldiers sat down to a delicious shore dinner, one of the best that the regiment ever had at a reunion and needless to say it was greatly enjoyed. The menu was a very elaborate one and the dinner, in every particular, was a most satisfactory one. Two large American flags were hung in the
large dining room, which lent to the patriotism of the occasion. After the dinner President Woodruff called on several of those present for brief speeches.

The speakers were Charles R. Baldwin, General Merwin, Colonel Wooster of the Twentieth C. V., Charles H. Pine and Prof. Charles Oberlin.

Comrade Isbell gave two of his famous war recitations, which were very interesting. The speeches were of a patriotic order and each was enthusiastically received. Some of them spoke on the late war with Spain and the policy of the administration and all were noticeably in favor of holding on to every thing that we have.

Mr. Baldwin spoke very interestingly on the lighting of the men in their three battles, and spoke of some of the brave men of the regiment who died while fighting, among whom were Lieutenant Colonel Merwin, a brother of General Merwin; Lieutenant Barrett and others. Mr. Baldwin dwelt on the morale of the regiment, which was excellent, and gave an interesting and funny account of how eight companies of the Twenty-seventh regiment were taken to Richmond as prisoners. These companies were captured on the outer line and it was some time before they were released.

The sudden death of Captain Wilcox was brought before the soldiers by Mr. Baldwin, who spoke very highly of their beloved comrade as a sterling man both off and on the battlefield. In concluding Mr. Baldwin said: “So we are passing, one by one. to the place where our beloved comrades who have gone before us were taken. What a beautiful lesson for us. to stand up for the truth and the right, to be true to our country, to be true to the best interests of humanity and to the elevation and uplifting of any human being.” Finally, Mr. Baldwin said: “May we do our duty, so that when we come before the Lord He will say, ‘Well done.’”

Mr. Baldwin’s speech was heartily applauded.

General Merwin was the next speaker. His attachment to the regiment is very strong on account of his brother’s connection with it, and he spoke of it in a very complimentary manner. General Merwin also dwelt on the policy of the administration, and said that we all should uphold it and praise God that the country has come out what it is.

He was followed by Colonel Wooster, who spoke on the condition of the country and said that every American should stand by the president as the leader of the army and navy of the United States.

The addresses of Colonel Pine and Professor Oberlin were excellent, and, like the rest, were heartily applauded.

Some of those present yesterday, besides the speakers, were H. C. Shelton, R. B. Goodyear, R. S. Baldwin, G. L. Clark, William Holmes, David O’Nell, N. M. Russell, David Ford, H. C. Harland, Charles Spreyer, Charles Dade, Silas Benham, Sirus Tuttle, Allen D. Baldwin, Dewitt Bradley, C. T. Smith, William Russell, W, W. Price, W. Denison, L. F. Johnson, Albertus M. Clark, A. R. Burrell, S. A. Hopkins, Thomas Wallace and A. D. Cobb.

The members returned to the city about 4:30 o’clock.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
September 5, 1901
27th Regiment Reunion
Successful Affair Held at Savin Rock Yesterday.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
September 3, 1902
27th C. V.
Hold Their Reunion at Savin Rock To-Day.
At Savin Rock to-day the 27th Regiment will hold their annual reunion.

A business meeting will be held at 10 o’clock in the theater and at 1 o’clock dinner will be served at Putnam’s cafe. A large attendance is expected.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
August 23, 1905
Are Still Foremost.
Connecticut Veterans of the Civil War.
Dominant in Political, Professional and industrial Interests in the State—An Honored Roll of Names.

New Haven Morning Journal and Courier
(Connecticut)
August 30, 1906
Grays Elect Fox Captain
Other Elections and Promotions Made
Captain fox, Son of colonel Simeon Fox of 27th Regiment, C. V.—Has Been Member of Grays Twelve Years—Judge Tyner Made First Sergeant—Pictures Presented to Company

Norwich Bulletin
(Connecticut)
July 24, 1912
The 44th annual reunion of the 27th regiment, Connecticut Volunteers’ association, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Charles Quinn’s, formerly Putnam’s, Savin Rock.


Links
Association to commemorate the Chinese serving in the American Civil War has two profiles of Dardelle by Ruthanne Lum McCunn and Dr. Qingsong Zhang, and photographs of Dardelle.

Chinese in the Civil War: Ten Who Served” by Ruthanne Lum McCunn

National Park Service

North & South, April 1999, page 36

Dardell is profiled in the National Park Service book, Asians and Pacific Islanders and the Civil War.

(Updated January 25, 2018; next post: Chinese Union Soldier)

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