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Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of heroes who fought and worked to save the Union. Organized in 1881 and chartered by Congress in 1954, we are the legal successor to the Grand Army of the Republic.

Joining the SUVCW

When you join the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, you enter a network of more than 6,000 men who form lifelong bonds, honor their heroic ancestors, and promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism in their communities. There are hereditary members, who trace their lineage to those who served honorably in the Civil War, and associate members, who do not have the requisite ancestry but wish to join the fraternity. Each is described in greater detail below.

Men and juniors interested in joining the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War should make every effort to connect with their local or nearest Camp or Department, as this will greatly accelerate the application process. Please visit our Departments page to find the one that is closest to you. We currently have 32 Departments, representing the whole of the United States of America, as well as one International Camp that exists in England. Click here to go to the Departments page in order to connect with someone close to you. The Brothers of the Order stand by to assist you and make your application process as easy as possible.

How to join the SUVCW

Hereditary membership is available to a male descendant, 14 years of age (6 to 14 for Juniors), who meets the following requirements:

You must directly descend from a Soldier, Sailor, Marine or member of the Revenue Cutter Service (or directly descend from a brother, sister, half-brother, or half-sister of such Soldier, etc.) who was regularly mustered and served honorably in, was honorably discharged from, or died in the service of, the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Revenue Cutter Service of the United States of America or in such state regiments called to active service and was subject to the orders of United States general officers, between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865.

You must never have been convicted of any infamous or heinous crime.
You, or the ancestor through whom membership is claimed, must never have voluntarily borne arms against the government of the United States.

Associate membership is available to men who do not have the ancestry to qualify for hereditary membership. Associate membership is available to any man who demonstrates a genuine interest in the Civil War and can subscribe to the purpose and objects of the SUVCW.

Although an Associate is not required to meet the lineage requirement of a Member, he is still subject to the second and third provisions of hereditary eligibility. An Associate may vote and hold any office except those of Commander-in-Chief, Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, National Secretary, National Treasurer and Commanding Officer of the Sons of Veterans Reserve. Associates may not exceed one-third of the total membership of the Camp at the time of election.

There are two (2) Local SUVCW camps in the WNY or Buffalo, NY area.

 

You can find them on Facebook at:

Chaplain Philos G Cook Camp #223, SUVCW

Sons of Union Veterans Civil War: Col John B Weber Camp 44

 

More Information on the SUVCW:

For membership goto the SUVCW website: www.SUVCW.org

Camp Commander Rodney Parker, Chaplain PG Cook Camp – Rodney [dot] Parker [at] gmail [dot] com – (716) 876-9421

 

 

 

 

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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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