WASHINGTON ENGINE Co. 20 - 100 Cedar St.
Organized June 25, 1792.

William A. Hackett, Captain, Co. H, 11th New York.

Hackett was a member of Engine 20 before being elected to the Board of Engineers. He led Engine 20's target shooting organization, the Clayton Guards. The company also had an organization called the Washington Guards.

Company H Sergeant David Closey sustained serious head injuries as a firefighter at least five times, and would later be shot in the face as a member of the 162nd New York.  Somehow, he survived it all, and was an active member and color bearer of his G.A.R. post.