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WNY County / Regimental Info

Western NY County information, of Union Regiments during the Civil War

Listed below are the WNY Counties of Allegany, Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Genesee, Niagara and Wyoming.

Listed under each county are those Union regiments or companies which were recruited I each of those respective counties

Our Collection

OUR COLLECTION

We are very proud of our collection. We have a assortment of several unique and one of a kind items seldom seen.

We have a wide variety of: weapons, equipment and uniforms that are on exhibit will help our visitors understand the time period better and explain many of the hardships the soldiers of both sides faced, with the technology that was used in the period of history.


ONE OF OUR ITEMS ON DISPLAY

One of the items which can be seen a model 1859 McClellan Saddle, which was used by a cavalry troops in the 9th NY Cavalry. When  visit ETT and seen this saddle, you will see it in its original appearance, light color tree (natural cow hide), with black fenders and accessories, in its late war appearance.

9th NY Cavalry Saddle

 


Many of the items in our collection we use in our educational programs, talks & tours

 

 

Congressional Medal of Honor history

The

U.S. Congressional

Medal of Honor

history

Below is a history of the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor – the history and timeline of the Medal of Honor only for the Civil War era.

Their are some awesome websites dealing with the history of the MOH. Two are detailed information on the MOH and two are listings.

US Gen Web Project – Roots Web

US Army Center of Military History

NY Gen Web – Roots Web

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society

For more information regarding the MOH, please contact those sites listed.


On December 9, 1861 Iowa Senator James W. Grimes introduced S. No. 82 in the United States Senate, a bill designed to “promote the efficiency of the Navy” by authorizing the production and distribution of   “medals of honor”. On December 21st the bill was passed, authorizing 200 such medals be produced “which shall be bestowed upon such petty officers, seamen, landsmen and marines as shall distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action and other seamanlike qualities during the present war (Civil War).” President Lincoln signed the bill and the (Navy) Medal of Honor was born.

Two months later on February 17, 1862 Massachusetts Senator Henry Wilson introduced a similar bill, this one to authorize “the President to distribute medals to privates in the Army of the United States who shall distinguish themselves in battle.” Over the following months wording changed slightly as the bill made its way through Congress. When President Abraham Lincoln signed S.J.R. No. 82 on July 12, 1862, the Army Medal of Honor was born. It read in part:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause two thousand “medals of honor” to be prepared with suitable emblematic devices, and to direct that the same be presented, in the name of the Congress, to such non–commissioned officers and privates as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action, and other soldier-like qualities, during the present insurrection (Civil War).

With this simple and rather obscure act Congress created a unique award that would achieve prominence in American history like few others. The table below will acquaint you with a chronological time line of key events in the history of the Medal of Honor.

MAR CH 3, 1847 Congress authorizes a “certificate of merit” be presented by the President when a “private soldier distinguishes himself in the service”, along with additional pay of $2 per month.
FEB 13, 1861 Army Assistant Surgeon Bernard J.D. Irwin rescues the 60 soldiers of 2d Lt. George Bascom’s unit at Apache Pass, AZ. Though the Medal of Honor had not yet been proposed in Congress (and actually wouldn’t even be presented to Irwin until 1894, it was the First heroic act for which the Medal of Honor would be awarded).
MAY 24, 1861 In Alexandria, VA Army Private Francis Edwin Brownell performs the first action of the Civil War to merit the Medal of Honor
JUN 26, 1861 Aboard the U.S.S. Pawnee, John Williams courage despite his wounds, his refusal to leave any man behind, and his love for the flag became the first act by a member of the U.S. Navy to merit the Medal of Honor.
JUL 21, 1861 Eleven soldiers at the Battle of Bull Run perform actions that eventually will make them recipients of the Medal of Honor. The number includes Dr. Mary Walker who was involved in three major battles and became the ONLY woman to get the Medal.
In all, 25 soldiers and 5 sailors would perform Medal of Honor actions in the months from Bernard Irwin’s first heroic act to the establishment of the Navy Medal in December.
DEC 9, 1861 Iowa Senator James W. Grimes, chairman of the Senate Naval Committee, introduces S. No.82 in Congress to create a medal of honor to promote the efficiency of the Navy.
DEC 21, 1861 President Abraham Lincoln approves the Congressional action to provide for 200 Navy Medals of Honor.
FEB 17, 1862 Massachusetts Senator Henry Wilson introduces a bill in Congress to provide for an Army Medal of Honor for “privates in the Army of the United States who shall distinguish themselves in battle.”
APR 12, 1862 Civilian spy James J. Andrews and 19 volunteers begin their “Great Locomotive Chase” behind enemy lines in Georgia.
MAY 12, 1862 At Drewry’s Bluff, VA aboard the U.S.S. Galena, Corporal John Mackie became the first Marine to earn the Medal of Honor. When he received the award aboard the U.S.S. Seminole on 10 July 1863 he became the first Marine to also receive the award.
JUN 18, 1862 Seven of Andrew’s Raiders are hanged as spies in Atlanta. Four of them will eventually be awarded Medals of Honor…the first to die in their moment of heroism.
JUL 12, 1862 President Lincoln approves the legislation authorizing the preparation of 2,000 Medals of Honor to “be presented, in the name of the Congress, to such non-commissioned officers and privates as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action, and other soldier-like qualities.” Already 88 soldiers have performed heroic actions that will be ultimately awarded Medals of Honor.
SEP 17, 1862 Twenty U.S. Army soldiers perform heroic acts at Antietam that would eventually become recognized by Medal of Honor presentations.
DEC 13, 1862 At Fredericksburg, VA, Nineteen soldiers perform Medal of Honor actions.
MARCH 3,1863 The Act of 3 March 1863 extended the presentations of the Army Medal of Honor to officers, as well as non-commissioned officers and privates. (The Navy medal continued to be reserved for enlisted personnel ONLY.)
MAR 25, 1863 Secretary of War Edwin Stanton presents the first Medals of Honor to six of the surviving members of Andrew’s Raiders. They are the first Medals ever presented.
APRIL 3, 1863 The Navy presents its first Medals of Honor to 41 sailors, 17 of them for actions in the attacks at Forts Jackson and St. Philip (24 Apr 1862).
May 22, 1863 Ninety-six soldiers perform Medal of Honor actions at Vicksburg, Mississippi….the highest one day total in the Medals entire history. In all, 120 Medals of Honor were earned at Vicksburg.
JUN 30, 1863 Approximately 300 of the 864 members of the 27th Maine agree to remain to guard Washington, DC after their enlistment had expired. In return Secretary of War Edwin Stanton submitted the entire group of volunteers for Medals of Honor. A typographical error resulted in all 864 of the 27th Maine’s soldiers being awarded Medals of Honor for their extra 4 days of service. (All were revoked in the purge of 1917).
JULY 1, 1863 Four days of battle at Gettysburg added 58 Medals of Honor to the war total.
JULY 18, 1863 At Fort Wagner, SC the 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry faced their first major test of combat. Former slave William Harvey Carney became the first African-American to earn the Medal of Honor.
AUG 5, 1864 Ninety-eight service members received Medals of Honor for actions this day at Mobile Bay, Alabama. The total included 90 sailors and 8 Marines.
APRIL 2, 1865 Fifty-two soldiers earn Medals of Honor at Petersburg, VA.
APRIL 6, 1865 Fifty-six soldiers earn Medals of Honor at Deatonsville (Sailor’s Creek), VA. Among them on this day was 2d Lt. Thomas Custer (yes, he was the brother of the famous General Custer) who earned his SECOND Medal of Honor, becoming the ONLY ARMY MAN in the Civil War to receive TWO.
APRIL 11, 1865 General Lee surrenders at Appomattox Courthouse and the Civil War ends.
APRIL 19, 1865 In the week following Lee’s surrender 8 more Medals of Honor were earned, 7 of them at Columbus, GA. The 9th and last Medal of Honor of the Civil War was earned on April 19th at Greensboro, NC by Charles Malone Betts.
May 12, 1865 In Nebraska Army Private Frank W. Lohnes becomes the first official Medal of Honor recipient of the Indian Campaigns, his action preceded only by Bernard Irwin’s 4 years earlier. His award is presented just two months after his action.
NOV 11, 1865 Rather than grant Dr. Mary Walker’s request for a commission in the U.S. Army, President Johnson orders that she be given the Medal of Honor. (The award was revoked in the purge of 1917, then restored in 1977).
DEC 31, 1865 680 of the eventual 1520 total Medals awarded for Civil War actions (not counting those of the 27th Maine), have been presented. From 1866 to 1890 a total of 105 more will be awarded. From 1890 to 1899 more Medals will be awarded for Civil War action than were awarded during the war…a total of 683 in the last decade of the century.
1865 – 1891 During the period from the end of the Civil War to New Years Day, 1891 all but two of the 242 Medals of Honor awarded for the Indian Campaigns were earned. The exceptions were the earlier award to Irwin, and the last action which occurred on 5 OCT 1898.

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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CW – Medal of Honor – NY State (I – Q)

New York State

CIVIL WAR

MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS


 



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IRLAM, JOSEPH

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

Citation: Stationed at the wheel 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. When heavy enemy fire struck down several men at their guns and replacements were not available, Irlam voluntarily released 2 men who were stationed with him and carried on at the wheel with the assistance of only one of the crew throughout the furious battle.

IRSCH, FRANCIS

Rank and organization: Captain, Company D, 45th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., July 1, 1863. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: ——. Read the complete entry.

IRVING, JOHN

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

IRVING, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1842, England. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 32; April 16, 1864. Read the complete entry.

IRWIN, NICHOLAS

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


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JACOBSON, EUGENE P.

Rank and organization: Sergeant Major, 74th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chancellorsville, Va., May 2, 1863. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: ——. Date of issue: March 29, 1865. Read the complete entry.

JAMIESON, WALTER

Rank and organization: 1st Sergeant, Company B, 139th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864; At Fort Harrison, Va., September 29, 1864. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: France. Date of issue: April 5, 1898. Read the complete entry.

JOHNDRO, FRANKLIN

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 118th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chapin’s Farm, Va., September 30, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: High gate Falls, Vt. Read the complete entry.

JOHNSON, FOLLETT

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 60th New York Infantry. Place and date: At New Hope Church, Ga., May 27, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: St. Lawrence, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

JOHNSON, HENRY

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1824, Norway. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 82; February 23, 1867. Read the complete entry.

JONES, ANDREW

Rank and organization: Chief Boatswain’s Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1835, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

Citation: Served as chief boatswain’s mate on board the U.S. Ironclad, Chickasaw, Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Although his enlistment was up, Jones volunteered for the battle of Mobile Bay, going on board the Chickasaw from the Vincennes where he then carried out his duties gallantly throughout the engagement with the enemy which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee.

JONES, JOHN E.

Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1834, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

JONES, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company A, 73d New York Infantry. Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

JORDAN, ROBERT

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1826, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 17; July 10, 1863. Read the complete entry.

JUDGE, FRANCIS W.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company K, 79th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn., November 29, 1863. Entered service at: ——. Birth: England. Read the complete entry.


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KANE, JOHN

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company K, 100th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

KAPPESSER, PETER

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 149th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Lookout Mountain, Tenn., November 24, 1863. Entered service at: Syracuse, N.Y. Birth: Germany. Read the complete entry.

KAUSS (KAUTZ), AUGUST

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 15th New York Heavy Artillery. Place and date: At Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: Germany. Read the complete entry.

KEELE, JOSEPH

Rank and organization: Sergeant Major, 182nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At North Anna River, Va., May 23, 1864. Entered service at: Staten Island, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

KEENE, JOSEPH

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

KELLY, DANIEL

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 8th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Waynesboro, Va., March 2, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Groveland, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

KELLY, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 6th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Front Royal, Va., August 16, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

KENYON, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Fireman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, New York. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11; April 3, 1863. Read the complete entry.

KENYON, JOHN S.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company D, 3nd New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Trenton, N.C., May 15, 1862. Entered service at: Schenevus, N.Y. Born: May 5, 1843, Grosvenors, Schoharie County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

KENYON, SAMUEL P.

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 24th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Sailors Creeks, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: Oriskany Falls, N.Y. Birth: Ira, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

KIGGINS, JOHN

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company D, 149th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Lookout Mountain, Tenn., November 24, 1863. Entered service at: Syracuse, N.Y. Birth: Syracuse, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

KING, HORATIO C.

Rank and organization: Major and Quartermaster, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: Near Dinwiddie Courthouse, Va., March 31, 1865. Entered service at: Brooklyn, N.Y. Born: December 22, 1837, Portland, Maine. Read the complete entry.

KING, ROBERT H.

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

KING, RUFUS Jr.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 4th U.S. Artillery. Place and date: At White Oak Swamp Bridge, Va., June 30, 1862. Entered service at: New York. Birth: New York. Read the complete entry.

KINNAIRD, SAMUEL W.

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

KLINE, HARRY

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 40th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: Syracuse, N.Y. Birth: Germany. Read the complete entry.

KIRBY, DENNIS T.

Rank and organization: Major, 8th Missouri Infantry. Place and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., May 22, 1863. Entered service at: St. Louis, Mo. Born: September 14, 1838, Niagara, County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

KNOX, EDWARD M.

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 15th New York Battery. 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.

KUDER, ANDREW

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, Company G, 8th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Waynesboro, Va., March 2, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Groveland, N.Y. Read the complete entry.


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LADD, GEORGE

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

LAFFERTY, JOHN

Rank and organization: Fireman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1842, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

LAING, WILLIAM

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

LANGBEIN, J. C. JULIUS

Rank and organization: Musician, Company B, 9th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Camden, N.C., April 19, 1862. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: 29 September 1846, Germany. Read the complete entry.

LANN, JOHN S.

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1842 Rochester, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 59; June 22, 1865. Read the complete entry.

LEE, JAMES H.

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

LESLIE, FRANK

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 4th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Front Royal, Va., August 15, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: England. Read the complete entry.

LEVY, BENJAMIN

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 1st New York Infantry. Place and date: At Glendale, Va., June 30, 1862. Entered service at: ——. Birth: New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

LIBAIRE, ADOLPHE

Rank and organization: Captain, Company E, 9th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: ——. Read the complete entry.

LLOYD, JOHN W.

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

LONSWAY, JOSEPH

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 20th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Murfree’s Station, Va., October 16, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Clayton, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

LORISH, ANDREW J.

Rank and organization: Commissary Sergeant, 19th New York Cavalry (1st New York Dragoons). Place and date: At Winchester, Va., September 19, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Born: 8 November 1832, Dansville, Steuben County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

LOVE, GEORGE M.

Rank and organization: Colonel, 116th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864. Entered service at: New York. Birth: New York. Read the complete entry.

LUDGATE, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Captain, Company G, 59th New York Veteran Infantry. Place and date: At Farmville, Va., April 7, 1865. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: England. Read the complete entry.

LUDWIG, CARL

Rank and organization: Private, 34th New York Battery. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: France. Read the complete entry.

LUTES, FRANKLIN W.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company D, 111th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., March 31, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Oneida County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

LUTY, GOTLIEB

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company A, 74th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863. Entered service at: West Manchester, Pa. Birth: Allegheny County, Pa. Read the complete entry.

LYMAN, JOEL H.

Rank and organization: Quartermaster Sergeant, Company B, 9th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Winchester, Va., September 19, 1864. Entered service at: East Randolph, N.Y. Birth: Cattaraugus, N.Y. Read the complete entry.


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MACHON, JAMES

Rank and organization: Boy, U.S. Navy. Place and date: ——. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45, December 31, 1864. Birth: 1848 in England. Read the complete entry.

MACK, ALEXANDER

Rank and organization: Captain of the Top, U.S. Navy. Born: 1836, Holland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

MACKIE, JOHN F.

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1836, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 17; July 10, 1863. Read the complete entry.

MADDEN, MICHAEL

Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 42nd New York Infantry. Place and date: At Masons Island, Md., September 3, 1861. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: September 28, 1841, Ireland. Read the complete entry.

MADDEN, WILLIAM

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

MADISON, JAMES

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

MANDY, HARRY J.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company B, 4th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Front Royal, Va., August 15, 1864. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: England. Read the complete entry.

MANGAM, RICHARD C.

Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 148th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Hatchers Run, Va., April 2, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

MARSH, ALBERT

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 64th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Entered service at: Randolph, N.Y. Birth: Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

MARTIN, WILLIAM

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

McCLELLAND, MATTHEW

Rank and organization: First Class Fireman, U.S. Navy. Place and date: ——. Birth: 1833 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

McENROE, PATRICK H.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company D, 6th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Winchester, Va., September 19, 1864. Entered service at: New York. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

McFALL, DANIEL

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 17th Michigan Infantry. Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Entered service at: Ypsilanti, Mich. Born: 1836, Niagara County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

McGONNICLE, ANDREW J.

Rank and organization: Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: ——-. Entered service at: ——-. Birth: New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

McGlNN, EDWARD

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 54th Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., May 22, 1863. Entered service at: ——. Birth: New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

McGONNlGLE, ANDREW J.

Rank and organization: Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Cedar Creek. Va., October 19, 1864 Entered service at: Cumberland, Md. Birth: New York, N.Y. Date of issue: July 21, 1897. Read the complete entry.

McGOWAN, JOHN

Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1831, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11; April 3, 1863. Read the complete entry.

MclNTOSH, JAMES

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

McKAY, CHARLES W.

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

McKEE, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Color Sergeant, Company D, 89th New York Infantry. Place and date: ——–. Entered service at: ——-. Birth: Born in Ireland. Read the complete entry.

McKNIGHT, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840 Ulster County, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11; April 3, 1863. Read the complete entry.

*McVEANE, JOHN P.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company D, 49th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Fredericksburg Heights, Va., May 4, 1863. Entered service at: Buffalo, N.Y. Birth: Canada. Read the complete entry.

MEACH, GEORGE E.

Rank and organization: Farrier, Company I, 6th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Winchester, Va., September 19, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: New York. Read the complete entry.

MEAGHER, THOMAS

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company G, 158th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chapin’s Farm, Va., September 29, 1864. Entered service at: Brooklyn N.Y. Birth: Scotland. Date of issue: April 6, 1865. Read the complete entry.

MERRILL, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Private, Company I, 142d New York Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Fisher, N.C., January 15, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Queensberry, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

MEYER, HENRY C.

Rank and organization: Captain, Company D, 24th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., June 17, 1864. Entered service at: Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Birth: Hamburg, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

MILES, NELSON A.

Rank and organization: Colonel, 61st New York Infantry. Place and date: ——. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Westminster, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

MILLER, FRANK

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

MILLER, JOHN

Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 8th New York Cavalry Place and date: At Waynesboro, Va., March 2, 1865. Entered service at. Rochester, N.Y. Birth: Germany. Read the complete entry.

MILLIKEN, DANIEL

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

MILLS, CHARLES

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

MILLS, FRANK W.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 1st New York Mounted Rifles Place and date: At Sandy Cross Roads, N.C., September 4, 1862. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Middletown, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

MOFFITT, JOHN H.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company C, 16th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Gaines Mill, Va., June 27, 1862. Entered service at: Plattsburg, N.Y. Born. January 8, 1843, Chazy, Clinton County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

MOORE, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1839, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 32; April 16, 1864. Read the complete entry.

MORGAN, JAMES H.

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

MORRIS, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 1st New York (Lincoln) Cavalry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Read the complete entry.

MORRISON, JOHN G.

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Entered service at: Lansingburg, N.Y. Born: November 3, 1842, Ireland G.O. No.: 59; June 22, 1865. Read the complete entry.

MORSE, CHARLES E.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company I, 62nd New York Infantry. Place and date: —-. Entered service at: —–. Birth: Born in France. Read the complete entry.

MURPHY, CHARLES J.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant and Quartermaster, 38th New York Infantry. Place and date: —–. Entered service at: —-. Birth: Born in England. Read the complete entry.

MURPHY, JAMES T.

Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 1st Connecticut Artillery. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., March 25, 1865. Entered service at: New Haven, Conn. Birth: Canada. Read the complete entry.

MURPHY, MICHAEL C.

Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel, 170th New York Infantry. Place and date: At North Anna River, Va., May 24, 1864. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

MURPHY, PATRICK

Rank and organization: Boatswain’s Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1823, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. Read the complete entry.

MURPHY, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company K, 158th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chapin’s Farm, Va., September 30, 1864. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

MURPHY, THOMAS J.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company G, 146th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.


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NAYLOR, DAVID

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

NEAHR, ZACHARIAH C.

Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 142d New York Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Fisher, N.C., January 16, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Canajoharie, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

NEWMAN, WILLIAM H.

Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Company B, 86th New York Infantry. Place and date: Near Amelia Springs, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Orange County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

NIBBE, JOHN H.

Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1842, Germany. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 59; June 22, 1865. Read the complete entry.

NICHOLS, WILLIAM

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

NIVEN, ROBERT

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, Company H, 8th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Waynesboro, Va., March 2, 1865. Entered service at: Rochester, N.Y. Born: December 18, 1833, Harlem, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

NORTON, JOHN R.

Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Company M, 1st New York (Lincoln) Cavalry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ontario County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

NORTON, LLEWELLYN P.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company L, 10th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: Cortland County, N.Y. Birth: Scott, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

NUTTING, LEE

Rank and organization: Captain, Company C., 61st New York Infantry. Place and date: At Todds Tavern, Va., May 8, 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Orange County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.


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O’BEIRNE, JAMES R.

Rank and organization: Captain, Company C, 37th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Fair Oaks, Va., May 31 and June 1, 1862. Entered service at: New York. Birth: Ireland. Read the complete entry.

O’BRIEN, PETER

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

O’CONNELL, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Coal Heaver, U.S. Navy. Born: 1842, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

O’DONOGHUE, TIMOTHY

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

OLIVER, PAUL A.

Rank and organization: Captain, Company D. 12th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Resaca, Ga. May 15, 1864 Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: July 18, 1831, at sea in the English Channel aboard American flagship. Read the complete entry.

ORR, CHARLES A.

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 187th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Hatchers Run, Va., October 27, 1864. Entered service at: Bennington, N.Y. Birth: Holland, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

OVIATT, MILES M.

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1841, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.


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PACKARD, LORON F.

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 5th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Raccoon Ford, Va., November 27, 1863. Entered service at. Cuba, N.Y. Birth. Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

PARKS, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Captain of the Forecastle, U.S. Navy. Born: 1823, Schenectady, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

PARKS, HENRY JEREMIAH

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 9th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864. Entered service at: Orangeville, N.Y. Born: February 24, 1848, Orangeville, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

PATTERSON, JOHN H.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 11th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Entered service at: New York. Birth: New York. Read the complete entry.

PAYNE, IRVIN C.

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

PEASE, JOACHIM

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

PERRY, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Boatswain’s Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1836 New York. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

PETERSON, ALFRED

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1838, Sweden. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11; April 3, 1863. Read the complete entry.

PHINNEY, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Boatswain’s Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1824, Norway. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45; December 31, 1864. Read the complete entry.

PITMAN, GEORGE J.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 1st New York (Lincoln) Cavalry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Birth: Recklestown N.J. Read the complete entry.

PLIMLEY, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company F, 120th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Hatchers Run, Va., April 2, 1865. Entered service at: Catskill, N.Y. Birth. Catskill, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

PORTER, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company H, 1st New Jersey Cavalry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: New York, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

POST, PHILIP SIDNEY

Rank and organization: Colonel, 59th Illinois Infantry. Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16, 1864. Entered service at: Galesburg, Ill. Born: March 19, 1833; Florida, Orange County, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

POTTER, NORMAN F.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company E, 149th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Lookout Mountain, Tenn., November 24, 1863. Entered service at: Pompey, N.Y. Birth: Pompey, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

PRESTON, NOBLE D.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant and Commissary, 10th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Trevilian Station, Va., June 11, 1864. Entered service at: Fulton, N.Y. Birth: ——.Read the complete entry.

PRICE, EDWARD

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

PROVINCE, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1842, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 59; June 22, 1865. Citation: On board the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher on January 15, 1865. As one of a boat crew detailed to one of the generals on shore, Province bravely entered the fort in the assault and accompanied his party in carrying dispatches at the height of the battle. He was 1 of 6 men who entered the fort in the assault from the fleet.

PUTNAM, EDGAR P.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company D, 9th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Crumps Creek, Va., May 27, 1864. Entered service at: Stockton, N.Y. Birth: Stockton, N.Y. Read the complete entry.

PYNE, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1841, England. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 59; June 22, 1865. Read the complete entry.


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QUINLAN, JAMES

Rank and organization: Major, 88th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Savage Station, Va., June 29, 1862. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: September 13, 1833, Ireland. Read the complete entry.




CW – Medal of Honor – NY State (A-H)

New York State

CIVIL WAR

MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS



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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.


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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.


G

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.





Visiting a Battlefield

We often ask our teachers about if they are interested in doing a battlefield tour as a class field trip.

We often do several tours to Gettysburg every year which we give an awesome battlefield tour of the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park.

We do a special program called “Western NY ay Gettysburg” as we visit the sites, memorials & markers of those men & regiments who fought from Western NY, who fought on those 3 days, in July 1863.

Having us along on your trip will make it extra special as we are your guides for the duration. We are your guide service.

You don’t often have the opportunity to visit a battlefield or historical site with a Civil War historian(s) as your guide(s).

We offer to assist you in making the arrangements, or we can make all the arrangements for you.

We are experienced, plus you will have one or two knowledgeable Civil War historians along to not only to be your guide(s), but we will be bringing with us a few items (no firearms),  uniforms, and other items from the museum for some “hands-on” history lesson.

This little show and  will opportunity will help with your students understanding of not only the battle, but with the general history and understanding about the conflict and how it may have been like to be a soldier during the War Between the States.

** As a side note – If your school is in Niagara County, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus or Allegany Counties (chances your school is associated with Boces), We can help write up a proposal for a Coser 403 to help you fund your trip

The opportunity to give a tour and be your guide would be our honor and privilege

Our fee is very reasonable, and cheaper than a National Park Service guide.

The time we tour the battlefield (a few hours or a few days); our historians as your tour guides, will make a world of difference with your students attitude towards history and their understanding what tragically happened on those few days in July 1863 and what a effect it had in our history.

differently something to think about when you are planning your next battlefield trip to Gettysburg

Added assistance for Preservation

Here is some added assistance for our Teachers and Educator in helping us spread the word about Civil War Preservation.

Below is a link to help you approach your schools administrators in helping them be aware of our combined efforts

How to Approach Your Administration

Thanks for your help and interest in Civil War Preservation

Help Save a Battlefield

The Echoes Through Time Learning Center & Civil War museum &  staff are very involved in the preservation of our Civil War battlefields & historical sites.

We donate monies often to the Civil War Trust, especially when opportunities come up, either with matching donations to battlefields/ sites or multiple dollar funds; 2 or 3 dollars they will donate to you dollar donation or greater opportunities.

Our teachers and schools can assist us in our efforts by promoting Civil War preservation of our battlefield & historical sites.

Listed below are a number of links associated with Civil War preservation – where you and your group can help a specific battlefield or find another area of interest for which you would like to raise funds.

  • Save a Battlefield

  • Donate to the Education Fund (Civil War Trust)

  • Donate to the Civil War Trust

  • Become a member of the Civil War Trust

  • For more information visit the Civil War Trust website at: http://www.civilwar.org

Student Opportunities

There are opportunities for students interested in Civil War history to come volunteer at our Learning Center. See the behind the scenes operations, learn museum studies, see relics up close, learn the stories behind our collection

  • There are student opportunities to volunteer there time at the Learning Center to qualify for their community service, by volunteering at the Learning Center

  • There are also a number of Civil War reenacting groups in our Buffalo area, that we can help with students continued Civil War interest

  • Take part in our Gettysburg battlefield monument cleanup! Our Echoes Through Time Learning Center has adopted a monument of the 154th NY Volunteers at the Gettysburg battlefield. Our staff goes to Gettysburg twice a year to clean up the area around the 154th NY Monument. We go down once in the Spring, and once in the fall. Those in Scouting get a merit badge from the park service. Our Cleanup only takes a few hours – but afterwards we do a battlefield tour, given by one of our  staff or directors. Your reward is helping to preserve a battlefield & getting a free tour of the battlefield – contact us for more information & check this site for dates

 

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