CW – Medal of Honor – NY State (R – Z)

New York State

CIVIL WAR

MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS



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RAFFERTY, PETER

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 69th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Malvern Hill, Va., July 1, 1862. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

RAND, CHARLES F.

Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 12th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Blackburn’s Ford, Va., July 18, 1861. Entered service at: Batavia, N.Y. Birth: Batavia, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

RANNEY, MYRON H.

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 13th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Bull Run, Va., August 30, 1862. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Franklinville, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

RAYMOND, WILLIAM H.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company A, 108th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863. Entered service at: Penfield, N.Y. Birth: Penfield, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

READ, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840 Cambridge, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No. 59; June 22, 1865. Read the complete entry.

READ, MORTON A.

Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Company D, 8th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Appomattox Station, Va., April 8, 1865. Entered service at: Brockport, N.Y. Birth: Brockport, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

REYNOLDS, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Private, Company M, 9th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Winchester, Va., September 19, 1864. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

RHODES, JULIUS D.

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 5th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Thoroughfare Gap, Va., August 28, 1862. At Bull Run, Va., August 30, 1862. Entered service at: Springville, N.Y. Birth: Monroe County, Mich. Read the complete entry.

RICHARDS, LOUIS

Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1835, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11; April 3, 1863. Read the complete entry.

RIDDELL, RUDOLPH

Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Company I, 61st New York Infantry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: Hamilton, N.Y. Birth: Hamilton, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

ROANTREE, JAMES S.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1835, Dublin, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

ROBERTSON, ROBERT S.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company K, 93d New York Infantry. Place and date: At Corbin’s Bridge, Va., May 8, 1864. Entered service at: Argyle, N.Y. Birth: Argyle, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

ROBINSON, ALEXANDER

Rank and organization: Boatswain’s Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1831, England. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

ROBINSON, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Boatswain’s Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1832 Scotland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11; April 3, 1863. Read the complete entry.

ROBINSON, JOHN C.

Rank and organization: Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Laurel Hill, Va., May 8, 1864. Entered service at: Binghamton, N.Y. Birth: Binghamton, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

ROCKEFELLER, CHARLES M.

Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Company A, 178th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Blakely, Ala., April 9, 1865. Entered service at: New York. Birth: New York. Read the complete entry.

ROSSBACH, VALENTINE

Rank and organization: Sergeant, 34th New York Battery. Place and date. At Spotsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Germany. Read the complete entry.

RUSSELL, CHARLES L.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 93nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Entered service at: Malone, N.Y. Birth: Malone, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

RUTHERFORD, JOHN T.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company L, 9th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Yellow Tavern, Va., May 11, 1864; At Hanover town, Va., 27 May 1864. Entered service at: Canton, N.Y. Birth: ——. Read the complete entry.


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SAGELHURST, JOHN C.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 1st New Jersey Cavalry. Place and date: At Hatchers Run, Va., February 6, 1865. Entered service at: Buffalo, N.Y. Birth: Buffalo, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

SARTWELL, HENRY

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company D, 123nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863. Entered service at: Ft. Ann, N.Y. Birth: Ticonderoga, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

*SAVACOOL, EDWIN F.

Rank and organization: Captain, Company K, 1st New York (Lincoln) Cavalry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: Marshall, Mich. Born: 1835, Jackson, Mich. Read the complete entry.

SCHILLER, JOHN

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.

SCHLACHTER, PHILIPP

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 73nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Germany. Read the complete entry.

SCHMAL, GEORGE W.

Rank and organization: Blacksmith, Company M, 24th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Paine’s Crossroads, Va., April 5, 1865. Entered service at: Buffalo, N.Y. Birth: Germany. Read the complete entry.

SCHUBERT, MARTIN

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 26th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Germany. Read the complete entry.

SCHUTT, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1833, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 59; June 22, 1865. Read the complete entry.

SCHWAN, THEODORE

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 10th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Peebles Farm, Va., October 1, 1864. Entered service at: New York. Born: July 9, 1841, Germany. Read the complete entry.

SCOFIELD, DAVID H.

Rank and organization: Quartermaster Sergeant, Company K. 5th N.Y., U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Mamaroneck, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

SHALER, ALEXANDER

Rank and organization: Colonel, 65th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Marye’s Heights, Va., May 3, 1863. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: March 19, 1827, Haddam, Conn. Read the complete entry.

SHARP, HENDRICK

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1815; Born in Spain. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864.

Citation: As captain of a 100-pounder rifle gun on topgallant forecastle on board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Sharp fought his gun with skill and courage throughout a furious 2-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of the batteries at Fort Morgan.

SHEA, JOSEPH H.

Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 92nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chapin’s Farm, Va., September 29, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Baltimore, Md. Read the complete entry.

SHERIDAN, JAMES

Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1831, Newark, N.J. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

SHIPLEY, ROBERT F.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 140th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Wayne, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

SHIPMAN, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1831, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 59; June 22, 1865. Read the complete entry.

SHUBERT, FRANK

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 43d New York Infantry. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Germany. Read the complete entry.

SICKLES, DANIEL E.

Rank and organization: Major General, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

SIMKINS, LEBBEUS

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1836, Utica N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

SIMMONS, JOHN

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

SMITH, DAVID L.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Battery E, 1st New York Light Artillery. Place and date. At Warwick Courthouse, Va., April 6, 1862. Entered service at: Bath, N.Y. Birth: ——. Read the complete entry.

SMITH, EDWIN

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1841, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. Read the complete entry.

SMITH, JAMES

Rank and organization: Captain of the Forecastle, U.S. Navy. Born: 1826, Albany, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

SMITH, JOHN

Rank and organization: Second Captain of the Top, U.S. Navy. Born 1826, Albany, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864.Read the complete entry.

SMITH, OLOFF

Rank and organization. Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1833, Sweden. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

SMITH, RICHARD

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 95th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Weldon Railroad, Va., August 21, 1864. Entered service at: Harverstraw, Rockland County, N.Y. Birth: Harverstraw, Rockland County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

SMITH, THOMAS

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.

SMITH, WALTER B.

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1827, New York. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

SMITH, WILLARD M.

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1840, Alleghany, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

SMITH, WILSON

Rank and organization: Corporal, Battery H, 3nd New York Light Artillery. Place and date: At Washington, N.C., September 6, 1862. Entered service at: Madison, N.Y. Birth: Madison, N.Y. Date of issue: April 24, 1896. Read the complete entry.

SOVA., JOSEPH E.

Rank and organization: Saddler, Company H, 8th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Appomattox Campaign, Va., March 29th to 9th April 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Chili, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

SPROWLE, DAVID

Rank and organization: Orderly Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1811, Lisbon, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

STAHEL, JULIUS

Rank and organization: Major General, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Piedmont, Va., June 5, 1864. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: November 5, 1825, Hungary. Read the complete entry.

STARKINS, JOHN H.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, 34th New York Battery. Place and date: At Campbell Station, Tenn., November 16, 1863. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Great Neck, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

STEPHENS, WILLIAM G.

Rank and organization: Private, Chicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois Light Artillery. Place and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., May 22, 1863. Entered service at: Chicago, Ill. Birth: New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

STOUT, RICHARD

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1836, New York. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 32; April 16, 1864. Read the complete entry.

SULLIVAN, JAMES

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1833, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

SULLIVAN, JOHN

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1839, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

SULLIVAN, TIMOTHY

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1835, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11; April 3, 1863. Read the complete entry.

SUMMERS, ROBERT

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

SWATTON, EDWARD

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1836, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 59; June 22, 1865. Read the complete entry.

SWIFT, HARLAN J.

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, Company H, 2nd New York Militia Regiment. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864. Entered service at: New York. Birth: New Hudson, N.Y. Read the complete entry.


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TAYLOR, GEORGE

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

THACKRAH, BENJAMIN

Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 115th New York Infantry. Place and date: Near Fort Gates, Fla., April 1, 1864. Entered service at: Johnsonville, N.Y. Birth: Scotland. Read the complete entry.

THOMPKINS, GEORGE W.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 124th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., March 25, 1865. Entered service at: Esport Jervis, N.Y. Birth: Orange County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

THOMPSON, ALLEN

Rank and organization: Private, Company I, 4th New York Heavy Artillery. Place and date: At White Oak Road, Va., April 1, 1865. Entered service at: Port Jarvis, N.Y. Birth: New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

THOMPSON, JAMES

Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 4th New York Heavy Artillery. Place and date: At White Oak Road, Va., April 1, 1865. Entered service at: Sandy Creek, N.Y. Birth: Sandy Creek, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

THOMPSON, J. (JAMES) HARRY

Rank and organization: Surgeon, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At New Bern, N.C., March 14, 1862. Entered service at: New York. Birth: England. Read the complete entry.

THOMSON, CLIFFORD

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company A, 1st New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Chancellorsville, Va., May 2, 1863. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: ——. Read the complete entry.

THORN, WALTER

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, Company G, 116th U.S. Colored Troops. Place and date: At Dutch Gap Canal, Va., January 1, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

TINKHAM, EUGENE M.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 148th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Sprague, Conn. Read the complete entry.

TOMPKINS, CHARLES H.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 2nd U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Fairfax, Va., June 1, 1861. Entered service at: Brooklyn, N.Y. Date of Issue: November 13, 1893. Born: Fort Monroe, Va.

Citation: Twice charged through the enemy’s lines and, taking a carbine from an enlisted man, shot the enemy’s captain.

TRACY, BENJAMIN

Rank and organization: Colonel, 109th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Wilderness, Va., May 6, 1864. Entered service at: Owego, N.Y. Born: April 26, 1830, Owego, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

TRACY, WILLIAM G.

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, Company I, 122nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chancellorsville, Va., May 2, 1863. Entered service at: Onondaga County, N.Y. Birth: Onondaga, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

TRAYNOR, ANDREW

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company D, 1st Michigan Cavalry. Place and date: At Mason’s Hill, Va., March 16, 1864. Entered service at: Rome, N.Y. Birth: Newark, N.J. Read the complete entry.

TREMAIN, HENRY E.

Rank and organization: Major and Aide-de-Camp, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Resaca, Ga., 15 May 1864. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

TRIBE, JOHN

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 5th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Waterloo Bridge, Va., August 25, 1862. Entered service at: Oswego, N.Y. Birth: Tioga County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.


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URELL, M. EMMET

 

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


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VAN WINKLE, EDWARD (Edwin)

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

VON VEGESACK, ERNEST

Rank and organization: Major and Aide-de-Camp, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Gaines Mill, Va., June 27, 1862. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: Sweden. Read the complete entry.


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WAGG, MAURICE

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

WAINWRIGHT, JOHN

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company F, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Fisher, N.C., January 15, 1865. Entered service at: West Chester, Pa. Born: July 13, 1839, Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

WALKER, DR. MARY E.

Rank and organization: Contract Acting Assistant Surgeon (civilian), U. S. Army. Places and dates: Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; Patent Office Hospital, Washington, D.C., October 1861; Chattanooga, Tenn., following Battle of Chickamauga, September 1863; Prisoner of War, April 10, 1864; August 12, 1864, Richmond, Va.; Battle of Atlanta, September 1864. Entered service at: Louisville, Ky. Born: 26 November 1832, Oswego County, N.Y. Citation: Whereas it appears from official reports that Dr. Mary E. Walker, a graduate of medicine, “has rendered valuable service to the Government. and her efforts have been earnest and llntirin-in a variety of ways,” and that she was assigned to duty and served as an assistant surgeon in charge of female prisoners at Louisville, Ky., upon the recommendation of Major Generals Sherman and Thomas, and faithfully served as contract surgeon in the service of the United States, and has devoted herself with much patriotic zeal to the sick and wounded soldiers, both in the field and hospitals, to the detriment of her own health, and has also endured hardships as a prisoner of war four months in a Southern prison while acting as contract surgeon; and

Whereas by reason of her not being a commissioned officer in the military service, a brevet or honorary rank cannot, under existing laws, be conferred upon her; and

Whereas in the opinion of the President an honorable recognition of her services and sufferings should be made:

It is ordered, that a testimonial thereof shall be hereby made and given to the said Dr. Mary E. Walker, and that the usual “Medal of Honor” for meritorious services be given her.

Given under my hand in the city of Washington, D.C., this 11th day of November, A.D. 1865.

(Medal rescinded 1917 along with 910 others, restored by President Carter June 10, 1977.)

WALL, JERRY

Rank and organization. Private, Company B, 126th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863. Entered service at: Milo, N.Y. Birth: Geneva, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

WALLING, WILLIAM H.

Rank and organization: Captain, Company C, 142nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Fisher, N.C., December 25, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Hartford, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

WALSH, JOHN

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company D, 5th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

WAMBSGRAM, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 90th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864. Entered service at: Cayuga County, N.Y. Birth: Germany. Read the complete entry.

WARD, JAMES

Rank and organization: Quarter Gunner, U.S. Navy. Born: 1833, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45, December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

WARREN, DAVID

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1836, Scotland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45, December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

WEBB, ALEXANDER S.

Rank and organization: Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: February 15, 1835, New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

WEBB, JAMES

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 5th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Bull Run, Va., August 30, 1862. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Brooklyn, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

WEBSTER, HENRY S.

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1845, Stockholm, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 49, June 22, 1865. Read the complete entry.

WEEKS, JOHN H.

Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 152nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Entered service at: Hartwick Seminary, N.Y. Born: March 15, 1845, Hampton, Conn. Read the complete entry.

WEIR, HENRY C.

Rank and organization: Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At St. Mary’s Church, Va., June 24, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: West Point, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

WELCH, STEPHEN

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 154th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Dug Gap, Ga., May 8, 1864. Entered service at: Allegany, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Birth: Groton, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

*WELLS, HENRY S.

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

WELLS, THOMAS M.

Rank and organization: Chief Bugler, 6th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864. Entered service at: DeKalb, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

WELLS, WILLIAM

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

WESTERHOLD, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 52nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Prussia. Read the complete entry.

WILCOX, FRANKLIN L.

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1831, Paris, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 59, June 22, 1865. Read the complete entry.

WILEY, JAMES

Rank and organization. Sergeant, Company B, 59th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ohio. Read the complete entry.

WILKES, HENRY

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1845, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45, December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

WILLIAMS, JOHN

Rank and organization: Boatswain’s Mate, U.S. Navy. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: Elizabethtown, N.J. G.O. No: 17, July 10, 1863. Read the complete entry.

WILLIAMS, LE ROY

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 8th New York Heavy Artillery. Place and date: At Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Oswego, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

WILLIAMS, ROBERT

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

WILSON, CHRISTOPHER W.

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 73nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Spotsylvania. Va., May 12, 1864. Entered service at: West Meriden, Conn. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

WINEGAR, WILLIAM W.

Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Company B, 19th New York Cavalry (1st New York Dragoons). Place and date: At Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Springport, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

WISNER, LEWIS S.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company K. 124th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Entered service at: Wallkill, Orange County, N.Y. Birth: Wallkill, Orange County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

WOODRUFF, CARLE A.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 2nd U.S. Artillery. Place and date: At Newby’s Crossroads, Va., July 24, 1863. Entered service at: Washington, D.C. Born: Buffalo, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

WOON, JOHN

Rank and organization: Boatswain’s Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1823, in England. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 17, July 10, 1863.

Citation: Serving on board the U.S.S. Pittsburg, Mississippi River, 29 April 1863. Engaging the enemy batteries at Grand Gulf, the U.S.S. Pittsburg, although severely damaged and suffering many personnel casualties, continued to fire her batteries until ordered to withdraw. Taking part in a similar action after nightfall, the U.S.S. Pittsburg received further damage, but receiving no personnel causalities in the latter action. Woon showed courage and devotion to duty throughout these bitter engagements.

WORAM, CHARLES B.

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1845, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45, December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

WRIGHT, EDWARD

Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1829, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11, April 3, 1863. Read the complete entry.


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YOUNG, JAMES M.

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

YOUNG, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Boatswain’s Mate, U.S. navy. Born: 1835, New York. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11, April 3, 1863. Read the complete entry.


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