Obituary of Rush P.Cady from the Roman Citizen

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Obituary of Lieutenant Rush P. Cady from the Roman Citizen, Rome, New York

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Lieut. Rush P. Cady (Cady, Rush Palmer (Lieutenant)) —
          Once more, on account of a fratricidal
war, has death appeared at our very doors.
The body of Lieutenant Rush P. Cady (Cady, Rush Palmer (Lieutenant)) , who
fell at the battle of Gettysburg (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) , has been
consigned to its final resting place, and amid
the scenes of his boy-hood, the youthful
martyr to liberty sleeps quietly.

          When an instance like the present one oc-
curs in our midst, it is fitting that those
who knew him well, and especially those of
his companions, should pay that last tribute
to his memory which duty and affection require.

          Connected in a youthful enterprise in this
village with Lieut. Cady (Cady, Rush Palmer (Lieutenant)) , some six years
ago, we formed for him at that time, an af-
fection and admiration which years have but
served to strengthen. Possessed of a char-
acter above the taint of suspicion, he com-
bined personal characteristics which en-
deared him to those with whom he came in
contact: strictly methodical in everything
which pertained to business, and, at the
same time, combining that energy and per-
severance which is requisite to success, our
youthful fancy had marked out for him a
prosperous future, but time, the disposer of
events, has set at nought our predictions,
and to-day, our community mourns another
hero,--another life laid upon the altar of
our country.

          He entered Hamilton College (Hamilton College) in the spring
of 1859. In that Institution (Hamilton College) , as we have
reason to know, he maintained a fine order
of scholarship, and firm, Christian charac-
ter. Would that for our sakes, who to-day
mourn his loss, he could have remained and
graduated; but in that whirlwind of patri-
otic enthusiasm which swept over the land
in '61, he felt impelled to leave the quiet
shades of Hamilton (Hamilton College) and volunteer for his
country's defence (defense). We need not follow him
through the varying vicissitudes of his sol-
dier life. For the greater portion of the
time he has been connected with the 97th Reg. N.Y.S.V. (97th Regiment, New York) ,
recruited and sent from
this county. How nobly he has borne his
part through the arduous campaigns with
which the 97th (97th Regiment, New York) has been connected, those
who knew him best, can well testify. A
soldier from principle, and oue (one) who left the
endearments and lavishments of a kind and
cultivated home, he was actuated by no mo-
tive but pure patriotism. Among the long
list of youthful spirits who have yielded up
their live in opposing rebellion, none will be
longer remembered for a pure Christian char-
acter and exalted love of country than Rush (Cady, Rush Palmer (Lieutenant))
P. Cady.


          He is the eighth one in a list of some 30
or 40, who, having left their studies at Ham-
ilton (Hamilton College) for the camp, have yielded up their
lives. Bacon (Bacon) , Turner (Turner) , Watson (Watson) , Cosnet (Cosnet) ,
Cook (Cook) , Hinckley (Hinckley) , Bradbury (Bradbury) and Cady (Cady, Rush Palmer (Lieutenant)) is our
record.


          His funeral obsequies were observed in
this village on Wednesday last, and although
his body which is now committed to the
tomb will crumble and decay, the many vir-
tues and ennobling patriotism of Lieut,
Rush P. Cady (Cady, Rush Palmer (Lieutenant)) will live after him.


          The above from the pen of a college com-
panion of Lieut. Cady (Cady, Rush Palmer (Lieutenant)) , is a just tribute to
the many virtues of the deceased, and but
feebly sets forth the deep sorrow which per-
vaded the entire community on the reception
of the intelligence of his death.


           Lieut. Cady (Cady, Rush Palmer (Lieutenant)) was a true patriot. He en-
tered the service because he hated oppres-
sion and rebellion. Surrounded by every-
thing to make life desirable, he left parents,
friends and home for the privations of a sol-
dier's life, and has now sealed his love for
his country with his heart's blood. Peace
to his ashes.—Ed. Cit.


Funeral of Lieut. Cady (Cady, Rush Palmer (Lieutenant)) —
          The funeral services of this lamented
young officer and patriot took place on Wed-
nesday afterneon. The deceased was a
member of the Baptist church (Baptist Church) , but the kind
offer of the Presbyterian Church , in order
that the public might be better accommoda-
ted, was accepted, and the services were held
therein. Rev. Mr. Bellamy (Bellamy (Reverend Mr.)) preached the
sermon, and Rev. Mr. Knox (Knox (Reverend Mr.)) offering the
prayer and reading the hymns.


          The church was crowded to its utmost ca-
pacity with the sympathizing friends and ac-
quaintances of the deceased. The Reverend (Knox (Reverend Mr.))
speaker paid a glowing tribute to the virtues
of the dead. He recounted his early histo-
ry, his genial disposition and tenderness of
heart—his conversion and connection with
the church—his patriotism and self-sacrifice
in laying down his life for his country, and
finally the triumphant manner in which he
met his last enemy, Death, and his peaceful
transit to the better world.


          The body was interred in Rome Cemetery (Rome Cemetery, Rome, New York) .
The Gansevoort Light Guard (Gansevoort Light Guard) , Capt. Rowe (Rowe (Captain)) ,
and the National Guard (National Guard) Capt. Flanagan (Flanagan (Captain)) ,
furnished the funeral escort, headed by the
Rome (Rome, New York) Band (Rome Band (New York)) , who furnished music appropri-
ated for the occasion.


          The body was embalmed before leaving
Gettysburgh (Gettysburg) (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) , and on arriving home was pla-
ced in a beautiful Metallic case, dressed in
full uniform. The features were quite natu-
ral, but betokened much suffering.


          After the body was deposited in the grave
the military fired three volleys over the
grave, and Lieut. Cady (Cady, Rush Palmer (Lieutenant)) was left to repose un-
til he shall be summoned by the Trump of
the great Arch Angel to his everlasting re-
ward.

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