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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

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



A

ANDERSON, CHARLES W.

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

ARCHER, LESTER

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

AVERY, JAMES

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

AVERY, WILLIAM B.

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


B

BAKER, CHARLES

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

BARNUM, HENRY A.

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

BARTER, GURDON H.

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

BASS, DAVID L.

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

BATES, DELAVAN

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

BEDDOWS, RICHARD

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

BEEBE, WILLIAM S.

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

BEGLEY, TERRENCE

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

BELL, GEORGE

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

BENJAMIN, JOHN F.

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

BENHAMIN, SAMUEL N.

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

BETHAM, ASA

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

BICKFORD, HENRY H.

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

BLAGHEEN, WILLIAM

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

BLUNT, JOHN W.

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

BOEHM, PETER M.

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

BOODY, ROBERT

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

BOURNE, THOMAS

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

BOWEN, CHESTER B.

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

BRADLEY, AMOS

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

BRADLEY, CHARLES

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

BRANNIGAN, FELIX

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

BREEN, JOHN

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

BREWER, WILLIAM J.

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

BRINGLE, ANDREW

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

BRINN, ANDREW

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

BRONNER, AUGUST F.

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

BROSNAN, JOHN

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

BROWN, EDWARD Jr.

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

BROWN, HENRI Le FEVRE

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

BROWN, JAMES

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

BROWN JOHN

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

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

BROWN, MORRIS Jr.

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

BROWN, ROBERT

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

BROWNELL, FRANCIS E.

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

BROWNELL, WILLIAM P.

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

BRUSH, GEORGE W.

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

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

 

BRUTON (Braton), CHRISTOPHER C.

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

*BUCHANAN, GEORGE A.

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

BUCKLEY, DENIS

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

BURK, E. MICHAEL

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

BURK, THOMAS

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

BURKE, THOMAS

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

BURNS, JOHN M.

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

BURTON, ALBERT

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

BUTTS, GEORGE

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

BYRNES, JAMES

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


C

CADWELL, LUMAN L.

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

CALKIN, IVERS S.

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

CAMPBELL, JAMES A.

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

CAREY, HUGH

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

CAREY, JAMES L.

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

CARMAN, WARREN

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

CARTER, JOHN J.

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

CARUANA, ORLANDO E.

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

CASSIDY, MICHAEL

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

CATLIN, ISSAC S.

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

CHANDLER, STEPHEN E.

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

CHAPIN, ALARIC B.

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

CHAPUT, LOUIS G.

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

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

CLARK, HARRISON

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

COEY, JAMES

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

COLLINS, THOMAS D.

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

COLBERT, PATRICK

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

COMPSON, HARTWELL B.

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

CONBOY, MARTIN

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

CONGDON, JAMES

Service rendered under name of James Madison.

CONLAN, DENNIS

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

CONNORS, JAMES

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

COOPER, JOHN

  • FIRST AWARD

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

  • SECOND AWARD

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

CORCORAN, THOMAS E.

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

CORLISS, STEPHEN P.

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

COTTON, PETER

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

COYNE, JOHN N.

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

CROSIER, WILLIAM H. H.

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

CROSS, JAMES E.

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

CROWLEY, MICHAEL

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

CULLEN, THOMAS

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

CURRAN, RICHARD

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

CURTIS, NEWTON MARTIN

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

CUSHING, ALANZO H

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

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

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

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

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


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DAVIDSON, ANDREW

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

DAVIS, THOMAS

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

DEAKIN, CHARLES

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

DENNING, LORENZO

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

DENSMORE, WILLIAM

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

Di CESNOLA, LOUIS P.

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

DICKEY, WILLIAM D.

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

DITZENBACK, JOHN

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

DOCKUM, WARREN C.

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

DODDS, EDWARD E.

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

DONNELLY, JOHN

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

DONOGHUE, TIMOTHY

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

DOODY, PATRICK

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

DORE, GEORGE H.

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

DOUGHERTY, PATRICK

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

DUNPHY, RICHARD D.

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


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EDWARDS, DAVID

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

EMBLER, ANDREW H.

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

ENGLISH, THOMAS

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

ERICKSON, JOHN P.

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

EVANS, JAMES R.

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

EVERSON, ADELBERT

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


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FALLON, THOMAS T.

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

FARNSWORTH, HERBERT E.

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

FARRELL, EDWARD

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

FLOOD, THOMAS

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

FORD, GEORGE W.

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

FREEMAN, ARCHIBALD

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

FREEMAN, WILLIAM H.

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


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GARDNER, WILLIAM

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

GARRISON, JAMES R.

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

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

GASSON, RICHARD

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

 

GIFFORD, BENJAMIN

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

GILMORE, JOHN C.

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

GINLEY, PATRICK

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

GION, JOSEPH

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

GOETTEL, PHILIP

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

GOHEEN, CHARLES A.

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

GOODRICH, EDWIN

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

GOURAUD, GEORGE E.

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

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

GRAHAM, ROBERT

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

GRANT, GABRIEL

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

GREENE, JOHN

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

GREENE, OLIVER D.

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

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

GREIG, THEODORE W.

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

GRIBBEN, JAMES H.

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

GRINDLEY, JAMES G.

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

GRUEB, GEORGE

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


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HADLEY, CORNELIUS M.

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

HAGERTY, ASEL

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

HAIGHT, JOHN H.

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

HALL, FRANCIS B.

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

HALL, HENRY SEYMOUR

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

HALLOCK, NATHAN M.

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

HALSTEAD, WILLIAM

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

HAMILTON, HUGH

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

HANFORD, EDWARD R.

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

HARING ABRAM P.

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

HARLEY, BERNARD

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

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

HARRIS, JOHN

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

HART, WILLIAM E.

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

HARVEY, HARRY

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

HATCH, JOHN P.

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

HAWTHORNE, HARRIS S.

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

HEERMANCE, WILLIAM L.

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

HIBSON, JOSEPH C.

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

HICKEY, DENNIS W.

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

HILL, JAMES

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

HILLIKER, BENJAMIN F.

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

HILLS, WILLIAM G.

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

HINNECAN, WILLIAM

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

HOGARTY, WILLIAM P.

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

HOLLAT, GEORGE

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

HORAN, THOMAS

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

HOUGHTON, CHARLES H.

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

HOWARD, JAMES

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

HOWARD, MARTIN

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

HUDSON, MICHAEL

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

HUSKEY, MICHAEL

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





Allegany County, NY

A L L E G A N Y  C O U N T Y, New York

 

Civil War Regiments Recruited in Allegany County, NY

 

ALLEGANY COUNTY

INFANTRY

67th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company C

76th NY Volunteer Infantry

189th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company I

 

ALFRED
CAVALRY

1st NY Dragoons – Company H

 

INFANTRY

160th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company G

 

ALLEN
INFANTRY

136th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company E

160th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company I

 

ALMA
INFANTRY

160th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company H

189th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B

 

ALMONT
CAVALRY

1st NY Dragoons – Company H

1st NY (Veteran ) Cavalry – Company  L

 

INFANTRY

160th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company G

 

AMITY
CAVALRY

1st NY Dragoons – Company H

1st NY (Veteran) Cavalry – Company D

 

INFANTRY

179th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company H

 

ANDOVER
CAVALRY

1st NY Dragoons – Company E

 

INFANTRY

160th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company G & I

179th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company C

 

ANGELICA

CAVALRY

1st NY Dragoons – Company G

 

6th NY Cavalry – Company I

 

INFANTRY

27th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company I

 

BELFAST
ARTILLERY

13th NY Heavy Artillery – Battery D

 

INFANTRY

160th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company I

 

BIRDSALL
CAVALRY

1st NY Dragoons – Company H

 

BLACK CREEK
CAVALRY

5th NY Cavalry – Company E

 

INFANTRY

85th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company F

 

BOLIVAR

INFANTRY

136th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company K

189th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B

 

BURNS
CAVALRY

1st NY Dragoons – Company I

 

INFANTRY

104th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company E

136th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B

 

CANEADEA
ENGINEER

15th NY Engineers – Company F

 

INFANTRY

160th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company I

189th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B

 

CENTERVILLE
CAVALRY

1st NY Dragoons – Company F

 

ENGINEERS

1st NY Engineers

 

INFANTRY

104th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company C

149th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company H

 

MOUNTED RIFLES

2nd NY Mounted Rifles – Company B

 

CLARKSVILLE
INFANTRY

136th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company K

184th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company E

189th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B

 

CUBA
ARTILLERY

13th NY Heavy Artillery – Battery D

 

CAVALRY

1st NY (Veteran) Cavalry – Company G

5th NY Cavalry – Company E

6th NY Cavalry – Company I

12th NY Cavalry – Company B

15th NY Cavalry – Company L

22nd NY Cavalry – Company D

 

INFANTRY

23rd NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B

136th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company K

 

EAST RUSHFORD
CAVALRY

5th NY Cavalry – Company E

 

FRIENDSHIP
CAVALRY

5th NY Cavalry – Company E

 

INFANTRY

85th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company C & F

136th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company K

189th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B

 

GENESEE
CAVALRY

5th NY Cavalry – Company E

 

GRANGER
ARTILLERY

4th NY Heavy Artillery – Battery D

 

INFANTRY

85th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company E

184th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A

 

GROVE
CAVALRY

1st NY Dragoons – Company I

 

HUME
CAVALRY

1st NY Dragoons – Company F

5th NY Cavalry – Company F

 

MOUNTED RIFLES

2nd NY Mounted Rifles – Company B

 

INDEPENDENCE
CAVALRY

1st NY Dragoons – Company E

 

INFANTRY

160th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company H & I

 

LITTLE GENESEE
INFANTRY

85th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company D

 

NEW HUDSON
INFANTRY

136th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company K

189th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B

 

MOUNTED RIFLES

2nd NY Mounted Rifles – Company H

 

ORAMEL
CAVALRY

1st NY Dragoons – Company C, F & H

5th NY Cavalry – Company F

 

RICHBURGH
CAVALRY

5th NY Cavalry – Company E

 

INFANTRY

85th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company I

 

RUSHFORD
ARTILLERY

13rd NY Heavy Artillery – Battery D

 

INFANTRY

64th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company D

160th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company I

 

MOUNTED RIFLES

2nd NY Mounted Rifles – Company B

 

SCIO
CAVALRY

5th NY Cavalry – Company E

 

INFANTRY

67th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company C

160th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company H

 

WARD
CAVALRY

1st NY Dragoons – Company H

 

WELLSVILLE
ARTILLERY

13rd NY Heavy Artillery – Battery D

 

CAVALRY

1st NY Dragoons – Company E

5th NY Cavalry – Company E & F

 

INFANTRY

64th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company G

85th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company H

160th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company G, H & I

 

WEST ALMOND
INFANTRY

160th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company H

136th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company K

 

WIRT
INFANTRY

160th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company H

189th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B

Cattaraugus County, NY

C a t t a r a u g u s  C o u n t y, New York

Civil War Regiments recruited in Cattaraugus County, NY

ALLEGANY

CAVALRY

5th NY Cavalry – Company E

 

INFANTRY

37th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company H

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company C, G & I

188th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A

 

ASHFORD
CAVALRY

9th NY Cavalry – Company B

 

INFANTRY

116th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company F

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company D & G

187th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A & C

 

CHAROLTON
INFANTRY

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A & H

179th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company D

 

CATTARAUGUS
INFANTRY

100th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company E

 

COLD SPRING
ARTILLERY

14th NY Heavy Artillery – Battery G

 

INFANTRY

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A & H

 

CONEWANGO
INFANTRY

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A & K

179th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company D

 

DAYTON
INFANTRY

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B & K

 

EAST OTTO
CAVALRY

9th NY Cavalry – Company B

 

INFANTRY

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company G

 

EAST RANDOLPH
CAVALRY

9th NY Cavalry – Company E

 

ELLICOTTSVILLE
ARTILLERY

13th NY Heavy Artillery – Battery C

 

CAVALRY

5th NY Cavalry – Company E

 

INFANTRY

37th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company I

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A & G

179th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company D & H

187th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company D, C & G

 

FARMERSVILLE
ARTILLERY

13th NY Heavy Artillery – Battery C

 

CAVALRY

5th NY Cavalry – Company E

 

INFANTRY

105th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company K

122nd NY Volunteer Infantry – Company C

 

MOUNTED RIFLES

2nd NY Mounted Rifles – Company B

 

FRANKLINVILLE
CAVALRY

6th NY Cavalry – Company I

 

INFANTRY

100th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company D

187th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A

 

FREEDOM
CAVALRY

5th NY Cavalry – Company F

 

INFANTRY

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company D & F

179th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company D

188th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A

 

GOWANDA
INFANTRY

64th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A

 

GREAT VALLEY
ARTILLERY

14th NY Heavy Artillery – Battery G

 

CAVALRY

5th NY Cavalry – Company E

 

INFANTRY

71st NY Volunteer Infantry – Company I

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A, H & I

187th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A, D, E & H

 

HINSDALE
INFANTRY

85th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company K

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company C & I

179th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company D

187th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company C

 

HUMPHREY
INFANTRY

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A, C & I

 

ISCHUA
INFANTRY

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company C

 

LEON
INFANTRY

64th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company K

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B & K

 

LITTLE VALLEY
CAVALRY

5th NY Cavalry – Company E

9th NY Cavalry – Company B

 

INFANTRY

64th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company F

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A & H

 

LYNDON
INFANTRY

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company D

 

MACHIAS
INFANTRY

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company D & I

 

MANSFIELD
CAVALRY

9th NY Cavalry – Company B

 

INFANTRY

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B & G

187th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company H

188th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A

 

NAPOLI
CAVALRY

9th NY Cavalry – Company E

 

INFANTRY

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A & H

 

NEW ALBION
ARTILLERY

13th NY Heavy Artillery – Battery E

 

INFANTRY

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B, I & K

187th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company I

 

OLEAN
CAVALRY

1st NY (Veteran) Cavalry – Company G

 

INFANTRY

64th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company I

71st NY Volunteer Infantry – Company H

85th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company C, G & I

 

OTTO
ARTILLERY

14th NY Heavy Artillery – Battery G

 

CAVALRY

10th NY Cavalry – Company M

 

INFANTRY

64th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company C

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B

 

PERRYSBURG
ARTILLERY

13th NY Heavy Artillery – Battery C

 

INFANTRY

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B & K

 

PERSIA
CAVALRY

10th NY Cavalry – Company L

 

INFANTRY

100th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B & K

160th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company K

 

PORTVILLE
ENGINEERS

15th NY Engineers – Company G

 

INFANTRY

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company C & I

179th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company D

 

RANDOLPH
ARTILLERY

13th NY Heavy Artillery – Battery E

 

INFANTRY

64th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company B

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A & H

 

SALAMANACA
ARTILLERY

13th NY Heavy Artillery – Battery B

 

INFANTRY

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A, H & I

 

SOUTH VALLEY
INFANTRY

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A & H

 

YORKSHIRE
INFANTRY

105th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company K

154th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company D & I

188th NY Volunteer Infantry – Company A

 

Known Confederates Buried in Western New York

The Western New York area has well over 50 known Confederate Veterans resting throughout Western New YorkForest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York, has several known graves of Confederate Veterans, buried there – Below are just a few of those known Confederates buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Quarter Master Sgt. Samuel HM Hall

Samuel was born on Dec. 29, 1835. His family lived in Buffalo, NY at 189 Virginia St.  Young Sammy Hall attended “Fay’s School” with Adrian Root -known members of “The Virginia Street Boys’. Boys attending the Fay School academy were known by this name.

Just before the war he left for Georgia for work, and possibly had kin living in GA.  Resident of Chatham Co., GA, Samuel Hall enlisted in Company B on May 21,1861 in Capt. Francis S. Bartow’s company in Savanna, GA – 8th GA Infantry. He stood 5’7” tall, and had gray eyes, dark hair.

On January 1862 he served as the Brigade postmaster. Promoted to QM Sgt and transferred to Co. S. He was captured at Petersburg, VA and was taken prisoner sometime following the crater explosion. Sometime after he in late 1864/ early 1865 he took the oath of allegiance and was provided transportation up to NYS, and he made his was back home to Buffalo.

In his post war days, Samuel, lived in the house he was raised in.

He died Oct. 19, 1874 at the age of 38 years 10 months, at his Virginia Street address, and was buried at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, next to one of his Yankee comrades in section #8, lot 1 7 (in what looks like a large family plot). Only a few sections away from his old friend Adrian Root.

Major Edward B. D. Riley

Edward B. Riley was born in 1840 in the Indian Territory (known today as Florida) , son of Bvt. Major General Bennett Riley (hero of the Mexican War).

Edward graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point New York. Was appointed a 2nd Lieut., and was sent out west to the California territory, as an officer in the 4th US Infantry.

When the war broke out in 1861, Lt. Edward Riley resigned his commission on June 13, 1861, and left with Armistead & Longstreet and others from the post in California, for Texas, and then to Virginia. He served as a staff officer, under Bragg and Johnston and several others, as part of the Confederate staff. His final rank & title was Major & Chief of Ordinance.

After the war, Edward returned to Buffalo, and was employed by the Erie Railroad Company as a Railroad agent. He resided at 146 Elmwood Ave in 1890.

Edward B. D. Ripley died at the age of 78 and died on February 28, 1918, and is buried next to his father in Lot 1 5, Sect 6, at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Capt. / Asst. Surgeon John Brownlow Coakley

John Brownlow Coakley was born on June 29, 1838 in Stafford County Virginia. John attended Hampton/Sydney Collage. He was listed as a Doctor of Medicine, at the Medical Collage of Virginia in 1861, and attended the Virginia Military Institute.

He was appointed Assistant Surgeon in the Confederate States service and was assigned to the Richmond Hospital, and then was assigned as Asst. surgeon to Colonel Charles E. Lightfoot’s Virginia 53rd Bn. of Lt Artillery. Part of the Artillery Reserves, II Corps, ANV. At wars end he was paroled at Appomattox, Virginia, where he was the only  ranking officer present of his units command, and was in command of the Battalion (of 29 men).

In His post war years, he married Sarah in 1875 in Richmond, VA. John B and Sarah B Coakley came to buffalo in 1880.

He became a board member of the Buffalo Common Council around the turn of the century, then, president of the Erie County Medical Society.  He was a member of the Board of Councilmen and President of the Buffalo Civil Service Commission.

John Brownlow Coakley died of Lung Disease, after a long illness, on June 4, 1924, at the age of 86 years. He is buried at Fares Lawn Cemetery, in Buffalo, NY, in Lot 43, Sect 1.

 

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New York Confederate Veterans

There are several thousand Confederate Veterans buried throughout New York State.  Quite a number died during the War Between the States in Northern prisons such as Elmira, Ft. Columbus, etc. There is a Cemetery called Cypress Hills National Cemetery, in New York City, which holds a great number of Confederate soldiers, who died in various Federal prisons all around the NY City area.Others were former Confederate Veterans, which many who sought out work up north in the big cities or a married a New York girl as decided to live up here, or a hundred other reasons, including that they were originally born or raised up here in New York Sate.

In some cases, the old Veterans lived in the same area or communities as other veterans, or gathered in a newly formed organization for remembrance, called the United Confederate Veterans.  One example is the General Archibald Gracie Camp in New York City, which many of the Confederate Veterans are buried in their own Sections, in selected cemeteries. There are many such cemeteries throughout New York City and surrounding areas, including a place called Hastings on the Hudson, where there is a large Confederate section.

Information on Confederates buried in Western New York can be found HERE.

The Flags of the Confederate States of America

1st National Confederate Flag
1st National
2nd National Confederate Flag
2nd National
3rd National Confederate Flag
3rd National
Confederate Battle Flag
Battle Flag
Confederate Bonnie Blue Flag
Bonnie Blue

The Bonnie Blue Flag

On 9 January 1861, the Convention of the People of Mississippi adopted an Ordinance of Secession. With the announcement of the Ordinance, a large blue flag bearing a single white star was raised over the capitol building in Jackson.

The Bonnie Blue Flag, which was destined to be the second most popular patriotic song in the Confederacy.

1st National Confederate Flag – Adoption of the “Stars & Bars”

The original flag of the Confederate States of America, commonly known as the “STARS AND BARS”, was approved by the Congress of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States, and first hoisted over the capitol building in Montgomery, Alabama, on the afternoon of the 4th day of March, 1861. Congress did not adopted a formal Act codifying this flag, “The flag of the Confederate States of America shall consist of a red field with a white space extending horizontally through the center, and equal in width to one-third the width of the flag. The red space above and below to be the same width as the white. The union blue extending down through the white space and stopping at the lower red space. In the center of the union a circle of white stars corresponding in number with the States in the Confederacy. ”
 
This new flag spread quickly in use across the South, even beyond the borders of the seven States of the CSA. The official version was to have the stars in a circle, with the number corresponding to the States actually admitted to the Confederacy. Thus, there would have been 7 stars from 4 March 1861 until 7 May 1861, when Virginia became the 8th Confederate State by Act of Congress. Thereafter, the number of stars continued to increase until Tennessee gained her seat as the 11th State on 2 July 1861. The number remained 11 through the summer, but increased when Missouri and Kentucky were admitted to the CSA by Acts of Congress approved 28 November 1861 and 10 December 1861, respectively.  

2nd National Confederate Flag
(1 May 1863 to 4 March 1865)

The second flag of the Confederate States of America, commonly known as the “STAINLESS BANNER”, was created by an Act of the Congress of the Confederate States, approved by the President on the 1st day of May, 1863. The Flag Act of 1863 describes the flag in the following language:

“The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the flag of the Confederate States shall be as follows: the field to be white, the length double the width of the flag, with the union, (now used as the battle flag,) to be a square of two thirds the width of the flag, having the ground red; thereon a broad saltier of blue, bordered with white, and emblazoned with white mullets or five pointed stars, corresponding in number to that of the Confederate States.”

3rd National Confederate Flag

The third and final flag of the Confederate States of America, was created by an Act of the Congress of the Confederate States (Second Congress, Session II), and approved by the President on the 4th day of March, 1865, four years to the day after the first raising of the STARS AND BARS in Montgomery.

The Flag Act of 1865 describes the flag in the following language: “The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the flag of the Confederate States shall be as follows: The width two-thirds of its length, with the union (now used as the battle flag) to be in width three-fifths of the width of the flag, and so proportioned as to leave the length of the field on the side of the union twice the width of the field below it; to have the ground red and a broad blue saltier thereon, bordered with white and emblazoned with mullets or five pointed stars, corresponding in number to that of the Confederate States; the field to be white, except the outer half from the union to be a red bar extending the width of the flag.”

Ensign of the CSS Virginia

The Navy Ensign

Navies have their own specific flags and flag terminology. The principal flag denoting nationality on any ship, whether naval or civilian is called the ensign.

CS Navy Ensign as prescribed by the Regulations of 26 May 1863.  The ensign of the Confederate States Navy was the same as the national flag, that pattern from 1863 to 1865 being the design known as the Stainless Banner. It was flown from the stern of a ship, usually from a gaff on ships rigged for sail, and on an ensign staff on steamers without sails and ironclad gunboats.
 
Twenty-five days after the Stainless Banner became the official Confederate flag, the Secretary of the Navy issued regulations governing navy ensigns. Rather than the 1:2 ratio officially prescribed for the national flag, the regulations called for the ensign to have a length one and one-half times the width of the ensign. In fact, the national flags actually made for the army corresponded to the proportions of the navy regulations. 

Like the flag as used on land, Stars and Bars navy ensigns are found with a variety of numbers of stars and patterns of arrangement. Navy ensigns will have from seven to thirteen stars. They are more likely than their land-bound counterparts to follow the official requirement that the stars be in a circle, though often that circle will surround a central star. There are, however, variations from the circular pattern. 

Jack of the CSS Atlanta

The Navy Jack

A jack is a small flag flown at the bow of a ship. It is not flown while the ship is at sea, but only when at port, or while entering or leaving a port. The staff from which a jack is flown is often removed when the ship is underway. It is said that this was to keep it clear of the forward field of fire in combat.

By tradition inherited from the Royal Navy, the jack of the US Navy is the union of the ensign. The CS Navy carried forward this tradition.  As a result, since in the 1861-1863 period the ensign was the Stars and Bars, the jack was a plain blue flag charged with white stars. Except for the number of stars, it was identical to the jack of the US Navy.
 
The 1863 jack was a rectangular version of the battleflag canton of the ensign. The 1863 jack, as a result, is similar in design to the Battle Flag used in the Army of Tennessee from late 1863 to 1865.
The only known surviving jack of this period is the one illustrated here  from the CSS Atlanta. It has only seven stars, and although on board the Atlanta when it was captured in June 1863, may date to an earlier period. Like the ensign, jacks in use in this period probably could be found with star numbers ranging from seven to thirteen.

Confederate Battleflag

C.S.A Regiments from Western VA

ARTILLERY

  • Bryan’s Battery Virginia Artillery
  • Chapman’s Battery Virginia Artillery
  • Jackson’s Battalion Light Artillery
  • Kanawha Artillery
  • Lowry’s Battery Virginia Artillery
  • Wise Artillery

CAVALRY

  • 1st Virginia Cavalry
  • 5th Virginia Cavalry
  • 7th Virginia (Ashby’s) Cavalry
  • 8th Virginia Cavalry
  • 10th Virginia Cavalry
  • 11th Virginia Cavalry
  • 12th Virginia Cavalry
  • 14th Virginia Cavalry
  • 16th Virginia Cavalry, CSA
  • 17th Virginia Cavalry
  • 18th Virginia Cavalry
  • 19th Virginia Cavalry
  • 20th Virginia Cavalry
  • 34th Battalion Virginia Cavalry
  • 36th Battalion Virginia Cavalry
  • Swann’s Battalion Virginia Cavalry

MILITIA

  • PARTISAN RANGERS
  • Virginia State Rangers
  • Thurmond’s Battalion Partisan Rangers
    • THURMONDS’ VIRGINIA PARTISAN RANGERS

OTHER

  • 1st Virginia State Line
  • 2nd Virginia State Line
  • 3rd Virginia State Line
  • 4th Virginia State Line
  • 5th Virginia State Line

INFANTRY

  • 2nd Virginia Infantry
  • 13th Virginia Infantry
  • 22nd Virginia Infantry
  • 23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry
  • 24th Virginia Infantry
  • 25th Virginia Infantry
  • 26th (Edgar’s) Battalion Virginia Infantry
  • 27th Virginia Infantry
  • 30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters
  • 31st Virginia Infantry
  • 33rd Virginia Infantry  33rd VA
  • 36th Virginia Infantry  36th Virginia Infantry C.S.A
  • 45th Battalion Virginia Infantry
  • 60th Virginia Infantry
  • 62nd Virginia Infantry  Virginia Mounted Infantry
  • Wise Legion

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