CW – Medal of Honor – NY State (A-H)

New York State

CIVIL WAR

MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS



A

ANDERSON, CHARLES W.

Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 1st New York (Lincoln) Cavalry. Place and date: At Waynesboro, Va., March 2, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: New Orleans, La. Read the complete entry.

ARCHER, LESTER

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 96th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Harrison, Va., September 29, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Fort Ann, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

AVERY, JAMES

Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 1st New York Marine Artillery. Place and date: At Tranters Creek, N.C., June 5, 1862. Entered service at: Providence, R.I. Born: September 10, 1840, Providence, R.I. Read the complete entry.

AVERY, WILLIAM B.

Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 1st New York Marine Artillery. Place and date: At Tranters Creek, N.C., June 5, 1862. Entered service at: Providence, R.I. Born: September 10, 1840, Providence, R.I. Read the complete entry.


B

BAKER, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Quarter Gunner, U.S. Navy. Born: 1809, Georgetown, D.C., Entered service at: New York, N.Y. G.O. No.: 71; January 15, 1866. Read the complete entry.

BARNUM, HENRY A.

Rank and organization: Colonel, 149th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chattanooga, Tenn., November 23, 1863. Entered service at: Syracuse, N.Y. Born: September 24, 1833, Jamesville, Onondaga County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

BARTER, GURDON H.

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1843, Williamsburgh, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 59; June 22, 1865. Read the complete entry.

BASS, DAVID L.

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1843, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 59, June 22, 1865. Read the complete entry.

BATES, DELAVAN

Rank and organization: Colonel, 30th U.S. Colored Troops. Place and date: At Cemetery Hill, Va., July 30, 1864. Entered service at: Herkimer County, N.Y. (per Muster Roll for the 121st NY Vols. Co. I) Born: 1840, Schoharie County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

BEDDOWS, RICHARD

Rank and organization: Private, 34th New York Battery. Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., May 18, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: England. Date of issue: July 10, 1896. Read the complete entry.

BEEBE, WILLIAM S.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Ordnance Department, U.S. Army. Place and date: At Cane River Crossing, La., April 23, 1864. Entered service at: Thompson, Conn. Born: February 14, 1841, Ithaca, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

BEGLEY, TERRENCE

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company D, 7th New York Heavy Artillery. Place and date: At Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

BELL, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Captain of the Afterguard, U.S. Navy. Born: March 12, 1839, England. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 17; July 10, 1863. Read the complete entry.

BENJAMIN, JOHN F.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company M, 2nd New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Orange County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

BENHAMIN, SAMUEL N.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 2nd U.S. Artillery. Place and date: —–. Entered service at: ——. Birth: New York, N.Y.

BETHAM, ASA

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1838, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 59; June 22, 1865. Read the complete entry.

BICKFORD, HENRY H.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company E, 8th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Waynesboro, Va., March 2, 1865. Entered service at: Hartland, Niagara County, N.Y. Birth: Michigan. Read the complete entry.

BLAGHEEN, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Ship’s Cook, U.S. Navy. Born: 1832, England. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

BLUNT, JOHN W.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company K, 6th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864. Entered service at. Chatham, Four Corners, N.Y. Birth: Columbia County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

BOEHM, PETER M.

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, Company K, 15th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Dinwiddie Courthouse, Va., March 31, 1865. Entered service at: Brooklyn, N.Y. Birth: New York. Read the complete entry.

BOODY, ROBERT

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 40th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Williamsburg, Va., May 5, 1862. At Chancellorsville, Va., May 2, 1863. Entered service at: Amesbury, Mass. Birth: Lemington, Maine. Read the complete entry.

BOURNE, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Seaman and Gun Captain, U.S. Navy. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: England. G.O. No.: 11; April 3, 1863. Read the complete entry.

BOWEN, CHESTER B.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I, 19th New York Cavalry (1st New York Dragoons). Place and date: At Winchester, Va., September 19, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Nunda, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

BRADLEY, AMOS

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1837, Dansville, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11; April 3, 1863. Read the complete entry.

BRADLEY, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Boatswain’s Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1838, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11; April 3, 1863. Read the complete entry.

BRANNIGAN, FELIX

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 74th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chancellorsville, Va., May 2, 1863. Entered service at: Allegheny County, Pa. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

BREEN, JOHN

Rank and organization: Boatswain’s Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1827, New York. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11; April 3, 1863.Read the complete entry.

BREWER, WILLIAM J.

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 2nd New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Appomattox campaign, Va., April 4, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Putnam County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

BRINGLE, ANDREW

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 10th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Buffalo, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

BRINN, ANDREW

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Entered service at: New York. Birth: Scotland. G.O. No.: 17; July 10, 1863. Read the complete entry.

BRONNER, AUGUST F.

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 1st New York Artillery. Place and date: At White Oak Swamp, Va., June 30, 1862. At Malvern Hill, Va., July 1, 1862. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Germany. Read the complete entry.

BROSNAN, JOHN

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 164th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., June 17, 1864. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

BROWN, EDWARD Jr.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company G, 62nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Fredericksburg and Salem Heights, Va., May 3-4, 1863. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: July 6, 1841, Ireland. Read the complete entry.

BROWN, HENRI Le FEVRE

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 72nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Wilderness, Va., May 6, 1864. Entered service at: Ellicott, N.Y. Birth: Jamestown, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

BROWN, JAMES

Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1826 Rochester, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 32; April 16, 1864. Read the complete entry.

BROWN JOHN

Rank and organization: Captain of the Forecastle, U.S. Navy. Born: 1826 in Scotland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864.

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite severe damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks from stem to stern, Brown fought his gun with skill and courage throughout the furious battle which resulted in the surrender of the prize rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.

BROWN, MORRIS Jr.

Rank and organization: Captain, Company A, 126th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863. Entered service at: Penn Yan, N.Y. Born: August 1842, Hammondsport, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

BROWN, ROBERT

Rank and organization: Captain of the Top, U.S. Navy. Born: 1830, Norway. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

BROWNELL, FRANCIS E.

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 11th New York Infantry. Place and date: Alexandria, Va., May 24, 1861. Entered service at: Troy, N.Y. Birth: New York. Date of issue: January 26, 1877. Citation: Killed the murderer of Colonel Ellsworth at the Marshall House Alexandria, Va. First Civil War deed to merit Medal of Honor. Read the complete entry.

BROWNELL, WILLIAM P.

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1838, New York. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 32; April 16, 1864. Read the complete entry.

BRUSH, GEORGE W.

Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Company B, 34th U.S. Colored Troops. Born: October 4, 1842, in West Kill, New York.; Place and Date: Ashepoo River, S.C. May 24, 1864. Entered Service: New York; Date of Issue: January 21, 1897.

Citation: Voluntarily commanded a boat crew, which went to the rescue of a large number of Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston, and with great gallantry succeeded in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to heavy fire from a Confederate battery.

 

BRUTON (Braton), CHRISTOPHER C.

Rank and organization: Captain, Company C, 22nd New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Waynesboro, Va., March 2, 1865. Entered service at: Riga, Monroe County, N.Y. Birth: ——. Read the complete entry.

*BUCHANAN, GEORGE A.

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 148th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chapin’s Farm, Va., September 29, 1864. Entered service at: Ontario County, N.Y. Birth: New York. Read the complete entry.

BUCKLEY, DENIS

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 136th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Peach Tree Creek, Ga., July 20, 1864. Entered service at: Avon, N.Y. Birth: Canada. Read the complete entry.

BURK, E. MICHAEL

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 125th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Spotslvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Entered service at: Troy, N.Y. Birth: Irland. Read the complete entry.

BURK, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company H, 97th New York Infantry. Place and date. At Wilderness, Va., May 6, 1864. Entered service at: Harrisburgh, Lewis County, N.Y. Born: 1842, Lewis County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

BURKE, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 5th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Hanover Courthouse, Va., June 30, 1863. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

BURNS, JOHN M.

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1835, Hudson, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

BURTON, ALBERT

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1838, England. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 59; June 22, 1865.Read the complete entry.

BUTTS, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Gunner’s Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: Rome, N.Y. Accredited to: Ohio. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

BYRNES, JAMES

Rank and organization: Boatswain’s Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1838, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11; April 3, 1863. Read the complete entry.


C

CADWELL, LUMAN L.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry. Place and date: At Alabama Bayou, La., September 20, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Broome, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

CALKIN, IVERS S.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company M., 2nd New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: Willsborough, N.Y. Birth: Essex County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

CAMPBELL, JAMES A.

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 2nd New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Woodstock, Va., January 22, 1865; At Amelia Courthouse, Va., April 5, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

CAREY, HUGH

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 82nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

CAREY, JAMES L.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 10th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Appomattox Courthouse, Va., April 9, 1865. Entered service at: —— Birth: Onondaga County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

CARMAN, WARREN

Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 1st New York (Lincoln) Cavalry. Place and date: At Waynesboro, Va., March 2, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Seneca County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

CARTER, JOHN J.

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, Company B, 33nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862. Entered service at: Nunda, N.Y. Born: June 16, 1842, Troy, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

CARUANA, ORLANDO E.

Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 51st New York Infantry. Place and date: At New Bern, N.C., March 14, 1862; at South Mountain, Md., 14 September 1862. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ca Valletta, Malta. Read the complete entry.

CASSIDY, MICHAEL

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1837, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

CATLIN, ISSAC S.

Rank and organization: Colonel, 109th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864. Entered service at: Oswego, N.Y. Birth: New York. Date of issue: January 13, 1899. Read the complete entry.

CHANDLER, STEPHEN E.

Rank and organization: Quartermaster Sergeant, Company A, 24th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Amelia Springs, Va., April 5, 1865. Entered service at: Granby, Oswego County, N.Y. Birth: Michigan. Read the complete entry.

CHAPIN, ALARIC B.

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 142nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Fisher, N.C., January 15, 1865. Entered service at: Pamelia, N.Y. Birth: Ogdensburg, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

CHAPUT, LOUIS G.

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Place and date: At Mobile Bay August 5, 1864. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Entered service at: Pamelia, N.Y. Birth: 1845 in Canada.

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the rebel ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Severely wounded, Chaput remained at his gun until relieved, reported to the surgeon and returned to his gun until the action was over. He was then carried below following the action which resulted in the capture of the prize ram Tennessee and in destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.

CLARK, HARRISON

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company E, 125th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863. Entered service at: Chatham, N.Y. Birth: Chatham, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

COEY, JAMES

Rank and organization: Major, 147th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Hatchers Run, Va., February 6, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Born: February 12, 1841, New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

COLLINS, THOMAS D.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company H, 143nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Resaca, Ga., May 15, 1864. Entered service at: Liberty, Sullivan County, N.Y. Born: August 14, 1847, Neversink, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

COLBERT, PATRICK

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

COMPSON, HARTWELL B.

Rank and organization: Major, 8th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Waynesboro, Va., March 2, 1865. Entered service at: Seneca Falls, N.Y. Birth: Seneca Falls, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

CONBOY, MARTIN

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 37th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Williamsburg, Va., May 5, 1862. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: ——. Read the complete entry.

CONGDON, JAMES

Service rendered under name of James Madison.

CONLAN, DENNIS

Rank and organization: Seaman, U S. Navy. Born: 1838, New York N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No. 45; December 31,1864. Read the complete entry.

CONNORS, JAMES

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 43nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Fishers Hill, Va., September 22, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

COOPER, JOHN

  • FIRST AWARD

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1832, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Second award. Read the complete entry.

  • SECOND AWARD

Citation: Served as quartermaster on Acting Rear Admiral Thatcher’s staff. During the terrific fire at Mobile, on April 26, 1865, at the risk of being blown to pieces by exploding shells, Cooper advanced through the burning locality, rescued a wounded man from certain death, and bore him on his back to a place of safety. G.O. No.: 62; June 29, 1865.

CORCORAN, THOMAS E.

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1838, New York. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 17; July 10, 1863. Read the complete entry.

CORLISS, STEPHEN P.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company F, 4th New York Heavy Artillery. Place and date: At South Side Railroad, Va., April 2, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Born: July 26, 1842, Albany, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

COTTON, PETER

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1839, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11, April 3, 1863. Read the complete entry.

COYNE, JOHN N.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 70th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Williamsburg, Va., May 5, 1862. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: November 14, 1839, New York, N.Y.Read the complete entry.

CROSIER, WILLIAM H. H.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 149th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Peach Tree Creek, Ga., July 20, 1864. Entered service at: Skaneateles, N.Y. Birth: Skaneateles, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

CROSS, JAMES E.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company K, 12th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Blackburn’s Ford, Va., July 18, 1861. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Darien, N.Y. Date of issue: April 5, 1898. Read the complete entry.

CROWLEY, MICHAEL

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 22nd New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Waynesboro, Va., March 2, 1865. Entered service at: Rochester, N.Y. Birth: Rochester, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

CULLEN, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I, 82nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Bristoe Station, Va., October 14, 1863. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

CURRAN, RICHARD

Rank and organization: Assistant Surgeon, 33nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862. Entered service at: Seneca Falls, N.Y. Born: January 4, 1838, Ireland. Read the complete entry.

CURTIS, NEWTON MARTIN

Rank and organization: Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Fort Fisher, N.C., January 15, 1865. Entered service at: De Peyster, N.Y. Born: May 21, 1835, De Peyster, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

CUSHING, ALANZO H

Rank and Organization: 1st Lieutenant, Battery A, 4th US Artillery. Place and Date: Gettysburg, PA; July 3, 1863. Born: January 14, 1841 in Delafield, WI; Raised in Fredonia, NY. Issued Date of MOH: November 6, 2014.

Citation: First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing distinguished himself by acts of bravery above and beyond the call of duty while serving as an artillery commander in Battery A, 4th U.S. Artillery, Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on July 3rd, 1863 during the American Civil War.

That morning, Confederate forces led by General Robert E. Lee began cannonading First Lieutenant Cushing’s position on Cemetery Ridge. Using field glasses, First Lieutenant Cushing directed fire for his own artillery battery. He refused to leave the battlefield after being struck in the shoulder by a shell fragment. As he continued to direct fire, he was struck again — this time suffering grievous damage to his abdomen.

Still refusing to abandon his command, he boldly stood tall in the face of Major General George E. Pickett’s charge and continued to direct devastating fire into oncoming forces. As the Confederate forces closed in, First Lieutenant Cushing was struck in the mouth by an enemy bullet and fell dead beside his gun.

His gallant stand and fearless leadership inflicted severe casualties upon Confederate forces and opened wide gaps in their lines, directly impacting the Union force’s ability to repel Pickett’s charge. First Lieutenant Cushing’s extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty at the cost of his own life are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Battery A, 4th U.S. Artillery, Army of the Potomac, and the United States Army.


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DAVIDSON, ANDREW

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company H, 30th U.S. Colored Troops. Place and date: At the mine, Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864. Entered service at: Otsego County, N.Y. Born: February 12, 1840, Scotland. Read the complete entry.

DAVIS, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 2nd New York Heavy Artillery. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: New York. Birth: Wales. Read the complete entry.

DEAKIN, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Boatswain’s Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1837, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

DENNING, LORENZO

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1843, Connecticut. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

DENSMORE, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Chief Boatswain’s Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1834, New York. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

Di CESNOLA, LOUIS P.

Rank and organization: Colonel, 4th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Aldie, Va., June 17, 1863. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: June 29, 1832, Rivarola, Piedmont, Italy. Read the complete entry.

DICKEY, WILLIAM D.

Rank and organization: Captain, Battery M, 15th New York Heavy Artillery. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., June 17, 1864. Entered service at: Newburgh, N.Y. Born: January 11, 1845, Newburgh, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

DITZENBACK, JOHN

Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1828, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: Indiana. G.O. No.: 59; June 22, 1865. Read the complete entry.

DOCKUM, WARREN C.

Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 121st New York Infantry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Clintonville, N Y. Read the complete entry.

DODDS, EDWARD E.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 21st New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Ashby’s Gap, Va., July 19, 1864. Entered service at: Rochester, N.Y. Birth: Canada. Read the complete entry.

DONNELLY, JOHN

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1839, England. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 71; January 15, 1866. Read the complete entry.

DONOGHUE, TIMOTHY

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 69th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

DOODY, PATRICK

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company E., 164th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Cold Harbor, Va., June 7, 1864. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

DORE, GEORGE H.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company D, 126th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863. Entered service at: ——. Birth: England. Read the complete entry.

DOUGHERTY, PATRICK

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1844, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

DUNPHY, RICHARD D.

Rank and organization: Coal Heaver, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. Read the complete entry.


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EDWARDS, DAVID

Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 146th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865. Entered service at: Sangersfield, N.Y. Birth: Wales, England. Read the complete entry.

EMBLER, ANDREW H.

Rank and organization: Captain, Company D, 59th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27, 1864. Entered service at: New York. Birth: New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

ENGLISH, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Signal Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1819, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 59, June 22, 1865. Read the complete entry.

ERICKSON, JOHN P.

Rank and organization: Captain of the Forecastle, U.S. Navy. Birth: London, England. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 59; June 22, 1865. Read the complete entry.

EVANS, JAMES R.

Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 62nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

EVERSON, ADELBERT

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 185th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865. Entered service at: Salina, N.Y. Birth: Cicero, N.Y. Read the complete entry.


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FALLON, THOMAS T.

Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 37th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Williamsburg, Va., May 5, 1862. At Fair Oaks, Va., May 30-31, 1862. At Big Shanty, Ga., June 14-15, 1864. Entered service at: Freehold, N.J. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

FARNSWORTH, HERBERT E.

Rank and organization: Sergeant Major, 10th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Trevilian Station, Va., June 11, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

FARRELL, EDWARD

Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1833, Saratoga, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11; April 3, 1863. Read the complete entry.

FLOOD, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Boy, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, Ireland. Accredited to: New York.

FORD, GEORGE W.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company E, 88th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

FREEMAN, ARCHIBALD

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 124th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Entered service at: Newburgh, N.Y. Birth: Goshen, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

FREEMAN, WILLIAM H.

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 169th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Fisher, N.C., January 15, 1865. Entered service at: Troy, N.Y. Birth: Troy, N.Y. Read the complete entry.


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GARDNER, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1832, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

GARRISON, JAMES R.

Rank and organization: Coal Heaver, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, Poughkeepsie, NY. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

Citation: On board the flagship, U.S.S. Hartford, during successful engagements against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. When a shell struck his foot and severed one of his toes, Garrison remained at his station at the shell whip and, after crudely bandaging the wound, continued to perform his duties until severely wounded by another shellburst.

GASSON, RICHARD

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company K, 47th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chapins Farm, Va., September 29, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

 

GIFFORD, BENJAMIN

Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 121st New York Infantry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: German Flats, N.Y. Birth: German Flats, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

GILMORE, JOHN C.

Rank and organization: Major, 16th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Salem Heights, Va., May 3, 1863. Entered service at: Potsdam, N.Y. Birth: Canada. Read the complete entry.

GINLEY, PATRICK

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st New York Light Artillery. Place and date: At Reams Station, Va., August 25, 1864. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: December 22, 1822, Ireland. Read the complete entry.

GION, JOSEPH

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 74th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chancellorsville, Va., May 2, 1863. Entered service at: Allegheny County, Pa. Birth: ——. Read the complete entry.

GOETTEL, PHILIP

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 149th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Ringgold, Ga., November 27, 1863. Entered service at: Syracuse, N.Y. Birth: Syracuse, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

GOHEEN, CHARLES A.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company G, 8th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Waynesboro, Va., March 2, 1865. Read the complete entry.

GOODRICH, EDWIN

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company D, 9th New York Cavalry. Place and date: Near Cedar Creek, Va., November 1864. Entered service at: Westfield, N.Y. Birth: New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

GOURAUD, GEORGE E.

Rank and organization: Captain and Aide-de-Camp, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: at Honey Hill, S.C. on November 30, 1864. Date of Issue: August 21, 1893. Birth: New York, N.Y.

Citation: While under severe fire of the enemy, which drove back the command, rendered valuable assistance in rallying the men.

GRAHAM, ROBERT

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1841, England. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.. 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

GRANT, GABRIEL

Rank and organization: Surgeon, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Fair Oaks, Va., June 1, 1862. Entered service at: New York. Born: Newark, N.J. Date of issue: July 2`1, 1897. Read the complete entry.

GREENE, JOHN

Rank and organization: Captain of the Forecastle, U.S. Navy. Entered service at: New York. Birth: ——. G.O. No. 11; April 3, 1863. Read the complete entry.

GREENE, OLIVER D.

Rank and organization: Major and Assistant Adjutant General, U.S. Army. Place and date: At Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862. Entered service at: Scott, N.Y. Date of Issue: December 13, 1893. Birth: January 25, 1833 in New York. Read the complete entry.

Citation: Formed the columns under heavy fire and put them into position.

GREIG, THEODORE W.

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, Company C, 61st New York Infantry. Place and date: At Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862. Entered service at: Staten Island, N.Y. Birth: New York. Read the complete entry.

GRIBBEN, JAMES H.

Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Company C, 2nd New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

GRINDLEY, JAMES G.

Rank and organization: Colonel, 146th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865. Entered service at: Utica, N.Y. Birth: ——. Read the complete entry.

GRUEB, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 158th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chapin’s Farm, Va., September 29, 1864. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: Germany. Read the complete entry.


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HADLEY, CORNELIUS M.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company F, 9th Michigan Cavalry. Place and date: At siege of Knoxville, Tenn., November 20, 1863. Entered service at: Adrian, Mich. Born: April 27, 1838, Sandy Creek, Oswego County, N.Y. Date of issue: April 5, 1898. Read the complete entry.

HAGERTY, ASEL

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 61st New York Infantry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Canada, Read the complete entry.

HAIGHT, JOHN H.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 72nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Williamsburg, Va., May 5, 1862. At Bristol Station, Va., August 27, 1862. At Manassas, Va., August 29-30, 1862. Entered service at: Westfield, N.Y. Born: July 1, 1841, Westfield, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

HALL, FRANCIS B.

Rank and organization: Chaplain, 16th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Salem Heights, Va., May 3, 1863. Entered service at: Plattsburgh, N.Y. Birth: ——. Read the complete entry.

HALL, HENRY SEYMOUR

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, Company G, 27th New York Infantry; and Captain, Company F, 121st New York Infantry. Place and date. At Gaines Mill, Va., June 27, 1862. At Rappahannock Station, Va., November 7, 1863. Entered service at: New York. Birth: New York. Read the complete entry.

HALLOCK, NATHAN M.

Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 124th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Bristoe Station, Va., June 15, 1863. Entered service at: Middletown, N.Y. Birth: Orange County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

HALSTEAD, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1837, New York. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

HAMILTON, HUGH

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1830, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

HANFORD, EDWARD R.

Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 2nd U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Woodstock, Va., October 9, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Allegany County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

HARING ABRAM P.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company G, 132d New York Infantry. Place and date: At Bachelors Creek, N.C., February 1, 1864. Entered service at: New York, N.Y., Birth: New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

HARLEY, BERNARD

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1842 in Brooklyn, NY. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864.

Citation: Harley served on board the U.S. Picket Boat No. 1, in action, 27 October 1864, against the Confederate ram Albemarle, which had resisted repeated attacks by our steamers and had kept a large force of vessels employed in watching her. The picket boat, equipped with a spar torpedo, succeeded in passing the enemy pickets within 20 yards without being discovered and then made for the Albemarle under a full head of steam. Immediately taken under fire by the ram, the small boat plunged on, jumped the log boom which encircled the target and exploded its torpedo under the port bow of the ram. The picket boat was destroyed by enemy fire and almost the entire crew taken prisoner or lost.

HARRIS, JOHN

Rank and organization: Captain of the Forecastle, U.S. Navy. Born: 1839, Scotland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 17; January 15, 1866. Read the complete entry.

HART, WILLIAM E.

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Shenandoah Valley, Va., 1864 and 1865. Entered service at: Pittsford, N.Y. Birth: Rushville, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

HARVEY, HARRY

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company A, 22d New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Waynesboro, Va., March 2, 1865. Entered service at: Rochester, N.Y. Birth: England. Read the complete entry.

HATCH, JOHN P.

Rank and organization: Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At South Mountain, Md., 1September 14, 1862. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: January 9, 1822, Oswego, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

HAWTHORNE, HARRIS S.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 121st New York Infantry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: Otsego, N.Y. Born: 1832, Salem, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

HEERMANCE, WILLIAM L.

Rank and organization: Captain, Company C, 6th New York Cavalry Place and date: At Chancellorsville, Va., April 30, 1863. Entered service at: Kinderhook, N.Y. Born: February 28, 1837, Kinderhook, N Y. Read the complete entry.

HIBSON, JOSEPH C.

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 48th New York Infantry. Place and date: Near Fort Wagner, S.C., July 13, 1863, Near Fort Wagner, S.C., July 14, 1863; Near Fort Wagner, S.C., July 18, 1863. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: England. Read the complete entry.

HICKEY, DENNIS W.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 2nd New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Stony Creek Bridge, Va., June 29, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Troy, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

HILL, JAMES

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 14th New York Heavy Artillery. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864. Entered service at: Lyons, N.Y. Birth. Lyons, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

HILLIKER, BENJAMIN F.

Rank and organization: Musician, Company A, 8th Wisconsin Infantry. Place and date: At Mechanicsburg, Miss., June 4, 1863. Entered service at. Waupaca Township, Wis. Born: May 23, 1843, Golden, Erie County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

HILLS, WILLIAM G.

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 9th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At North Fork, Va., September 26, 1864. Entered service at. ——. Birth: June 26, 1841, Conewango, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

HINNECAN, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Second Class Fireman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1841, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

HOGARTY, WILLIAM P.

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 23nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862. At Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862. Entered service at: ——. Birth: New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

HOLLAT, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Third Class Boy, U.S. Navy. Entered service at: New York. Birth: —–. G.O. No.: 1 I; April 3, 1863. Read the complete entry.

HORAN, THOMAS

Rank and organization. Sergeant, Company E, 72nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863. Entered service at: Dunkirk, N.Y. Birth: ——. Read the complete entry.

HOUGHTON, CHARLES H.

Rank and organization: Captain, Company L, 14th New York Artillery. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864; March 25, 1865. Entered service at: Ogdensburg, N.Y. Born: April 30,c1842; Macomb, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

HOWARD, JAMES

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company K, 158th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Battery Gregg, near Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Newton, N.J. Read the complete entry.

HOWARD, MARTIN

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1843, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

HUDSON, MICHAEL

Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1834, Sligo County, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

HUSKEY, MICHAEL

Rank and organization: Fireman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1841, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 32; April 16, 1864. Read the complete entry.





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