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O' Brien, Richard Pvt Feb 1, 1862 92nd NY Inf Co A Potsdam
1826 Canada Edward O'Brien
deserted Oct. 3, 1862. His pension card says he was discharged May 30, 1862. He died in Cornwall, ON in Nov. 1913 and is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Cornwall (AG, 1860, data)
Oakley, Henry Howard Pvt Aug 5, 1862 106th NY Inf Co K Colton
Aug. 5, 1842 Brockport, VT George Oakley; Charlotte Brownell
mustered out June 22, 1865 near Washington, DC. His family lived in Bridgeport, VT in 1850 and 1860 (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, 1865)
Oakley, James Pvt Aug 18, 1862 11th NY Cav Co I Potsdam
1843 St. Lawrence Co. Robert Oakley; Sarah ________
appointed bugler and mustered out June 12, 1865 at Memphis, TN. His family lived in Oswegatchie in 1850 and Canton in 1860 (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, 1865)
Ober, Henry H. Pvt Oct 15, 1861 92nd NY Inf Co H Stockholm
Apr. 24, 1828 Crown Point, NY Israel Ober; Susan Simonds
discharged for disability Sep. 10, 1863. He died Feb. 1, 1913 (TC, AG, 1865, data)
Ober, James Pvt Sep 1, 1864 6th NY H Art Co M Stockholm
Mar. 27, 1845 Stockholm, NY Israel Ober; Maria Nichols
mustered out Aug. 21, 1865 at New York City. He married Betsey Nichols and died in Seaverton in the Town of Stockholm Dec. 17, 1924. He is buried in Southville Cemetery in Stockholm (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, 1865, 1890, cemetery, newspaper)
Ober, Milo H. Corp Oct 15, 1861 92nd NY Inf Co F Stockholm
Apr. 24, 1841 Stockholm, NY William Ober; Fanny Glidden
deserted Jul. 20, 1862 from a hospital in York, PA. He married Cynthia Pulsifer and lived in Hopkinton in 1880 and Edwards in 1882 when his wife died. He lived in Shelby, MI in 1900 with his second wife and died in 1912 (TC, AG, 1850, 1865, 1880, 1900, newspaper, data)
O'Brien, Peter Pvt Sep 1, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co K Russell
1820 Ireland
transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps Sep. 1, 1863 and discharged Aug. 23, 1865. He died in April, 1895 (AG, 1860, 1890, data)
O'Connell, James Corp Aug 2, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co B Rossie
Apr. 12, 1846 Rossie, NY Timothy O'Connell; Elizabeth Fitzgerald
mustered out June 7, 1865 at Raleigh, NC. His widow applied for a pension in Sep. 1893 (TC, AG, 1860, data)
O'Connor, James Capt Sep 19, 1862 164th NY Inf Co A Oswegatchie
1833 Ireland
discharged Dec 19, 1862 (AG)
O'Connor, John Pvt May 7, 1861 16th NY Inf Co G Depeyster
1840
mustered out May 22, 1863 at Albany, NY and enlisted into the 14th NY H. Art. Co. A as a sergeant in Jul. 1863. He mustered out Aug. 26, 1865 at Washington, DC. He died at the Washington State Soldiers Home in Ortling, WA May 15, 1910 and is buried in the Soldiers Home Cemetery in Ortling, WA. (AG, NMC, cemetery, data)
O'Hagan, John Pvt Aug 24, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co E Lisbon
1836 New York Henry O'Hagan; Ellen _________
mustered out June 7, 1865 at Raleigh, NC. He died Mar. 2, 1870 and is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Ogdensburg. He is listed in the 1865 census of Oswegatchie (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery, data)
O'Hara, Anthony Pvt Aug 25, 1862 106th NY Inf Co A DeKalb
Jul. 5, 1840 Ontario, Canada James O'Hara; Mary (illegible)
wounded in action June 6, 1864 at Cold Harbor and died the next day in a field hospital. He is buried in Grave 187 in Cold Harbor National Cemetery (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery)
O'Hara, John Pvt Feb 11, 1862 18th NY Inf Co K Oswegatchie
1840
died of chronic diarrhea at Potomac Creek, VA June 2, 1863 and buried there. AG says just that he was absent in the hospital at Potomac Creek, VA when the regiment mustered out in May, 1863. (AG, 1865)
Olds, Carlos Pvt Aug 28, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co E Morristown
Apr. 4, 1833 Morristown, NY Moses Olds; Mary Crawford
discharged for bleeding lungs Dec. 29, 1862 at Upton Hill, VA. He married Mary Russell. He died Nov. 14, 1892 and is buried in Ogdensburg Cemetery. He is listed in the Oswegatchie TC record but not Morristown's (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, 1890, cemetery, data)
O'Leary, Edward Pvt Aug 12, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co C Waddington
Jul. 14, 1835 Wexford, Ireland Patrick O'Leary; Ellen Murphy
mustered out June 7, 1865 at Raleigh, NC. He died Jul 6, 1916 in Dannemora, NY and is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Dannemora. (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, newspaper, data)
O'Leary, Michael Pvt Jul 14, 1863 Oswegatchie
1843 New York Cornelius O'Leary; Ann _________
drafted and no unit listed in the TC record (TC, 1850, 1860)
O'Leary, Patrick Pvt Aug 30, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co K Canton
1832 Ireland
killed in action Oct. 27, 1864 at Darbytown Road, (Chapin's Farm) VA. He married Bridget Flynn Nov 11, 1859 in Canton. His widow re-married Jeremiah Hurley in Canton in 1875 (TC, AG, 1865, data)
Olin, Asa W. Pvt Dec 15, 1863 11th NY Cav Co I Canton
1818 New York
died of disease Jan. 16, 1864 at Camp Relief in Washington, DC. There is a stone for him in Evergreen Cemetery in Canton which states he was buried at the Soldiers and Sailors National Cemetery in Washington, DC. The stone in the National Cemetery mistakenly lists him as Oscar G. Olin, who survived the war. He married Betsey Champney and (AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery)
Olin, Charles Mitchell 1st Lt Oct 28, 1861 6th NY Cav Co K Canton
1832 Canton, NY Joseph M. Olin; Mary Barrett
mustered out June 28, 1865 at Cloud's Mills, VA. He died Jan. 15, 1918 and is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Canton. He is listed in the Canton and Oswegatchie TC records (TC, AG, 1865, 1890, newspaper, cemetery, data)
Olin, Oscar G. Pvt Aug 9, 1862 11th NY Cav Co I Canton
Feb. 4, 1841 Canton, NY George S. Olin; Fannie Barrett
mustered out June 12, 1865 at Memphis, TN. He married Lucia Corey. He died Dec. 19, 1915 in Kemdrick, FL (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, data)
Olin, Sidney S. Pvt Dec 21, 1863 11th NY Cav Co I Canton
Aug. 9, 1835 Canton, NY George S. Olin; Fannie Barrett
discharged June 2, 1865 at Memphis, TN. He married Louisa Alford. He died Jan. 4, 1916 in Clinton, IA and is buried in Springdale Cemetery in Clinton Co. Iowa (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery, data)
Olin, Silas Wright Pvt Dec 18, 1861 11th NY Cav Co D Canton
Nov. 1, 1838 Canton, NY Peleg Olin; Barbara Westcott
deserted Feb. 17, 1862 at Camp Relief, Staten Island, NY. He married Mary Reynolds (TC, AG, 1860, data)
Olin, Winslow N. Pvt Sep 9, 1861 60th NY Inf Co A Canton
Apr. 16, 1842 Norfolk, NY Benjamin Olin; Elvira Smith
discharged for disability Sep. 27, 1862. He married Millie Powers, then Maria Howard. He lived in Shelburne, MN in 1880 (TC, AG, 1860, 1880, newspaper)
Oliver, Charles Pvt Feb 4, 1862 60th NY Inf Co B Edwards
1843 New York George Oliver; Diana _______
deserted from Relay House, MD Jul. 15, 1862 but applied for an invalid pension in 1890 (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, data)
Oliver, Edward Phineas Pvt Mar 31, 1865 193rd NY Inf Co B Parishville
Apr. 28, 1847 Parishville, NY Samuel Oliver; Nancy Meyers
mustered out Jan. 18, 1866 at Harper's Ferry, WV. He died May 20, 1919 in Flint, MI and is buried in Avondale Cemetery in Flint, MI (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery, data)
Oliver, John Pvt Oct 28, 1861 92nd NY Inf Co I Rossie
1843 New York Jane________
killed in action May 31, 1862 at Fair Oaks, VA (AG, 1860, 1865)
Oliver, Judson S. Sgt Dec 29, 1863 6th NY H Art Co C Hopkinton
1844 St. Lawrence Co. William Oliver; Caroline ______
mustered out Aug. 24, 1865 and died Nov. 12, 1903 in Kansas City, KS (AG, 1860, 1865, data)
Oliver, Robert Pvt Aug 28, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co I Potsdam
Feb 14, 1843 Potsdam, NY Thomas Oliver; Elizabeth Young
discharged for disability June 15, 1863 at Fairfax Seminary, VA and died of disease Jul, 4, 1863 in Potsdam, NY. He is buried in Daily Ridge Cemetery in Potsdam (TC, AG, 1850, 1865)
Oliver, Wesley Pvt May 1, 1861 60th NY Inf Co D Edwards
1841 New York George Oliver; Diana ________
killed in action May 3, 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA. (TC, AG, 1850, 1860)
Olmstead, George Washington Music Oct 23, 1861 92nd NY Inf Co C Pierrepont
June 12, 1840 Pierrepont, NY Chester Olmstead; Emily Shurtleff
discharged for disability Oct. 1, 1862 at camp near Suffolk, VA. He then re-enlisted into the 13th NY Cav. Co D in Aug. 1864 and again was discharged for disability Feb. 19, 1865 at Camp Lowell, Prospect Hill, VA. He died Mar. 20, 1866 and is buried in Pierrepont Hill Cemetery (TC, AG, 1865, 1890, cemetery, data)
Olmstead, John S. Corp Aug 30, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co C Lisbon
Sep. 2, 1832 Wolcott, NY Chapman Olmstead; Eliza J. Snow
served in the Quartermaster's department and mustered out June 7, 1865 at Raleigh, NC. He appears in the Lisbon and Oswegatchie TC records and lived in Ogdensburg in 1860. He died in Jan. 1873 and was buried in Ogdensburg Cemetery Jan. 25, 1873 (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, newspaper, cemetery)
Olmstead, Lorenzo Sgt Jan 24, 1865 26th NY Cav Co L Oswegatchie
1839 Wolcott, NY Betsey _______
mustered out Jul. 1, 1865 at Ogdensburg. He died Nov. 16, 1889 and is buried in Ogdensburg Cemetery (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, cemetery)
Olmstead, Pomeroy H. Pvt Nov 9, 1861 16th NY Inf Co F Potsdam
Dec. 27, 1841 Potsdam, NY Edwin M. Olmstead; Melissa M. Miller
discharged May 20, 1862 at Alexandria, VA. He then enlisted into the US Navy Sep. 1, 1864 and served as a landsman on the USS Susquehanna, USS Wabash and the USS Commodore Barney. He married Susan Hall in Kansas City, MO in 1870. He died June 16, 1922 in Kansas City, MO and was buried in Mt. Washington Cemetery there. (TC, AG, 1850, 1865, 1860, NMC, data)
Olmsted, Alanson Pvt Feb 24, 1864 7th NY H Art Co A Parishville
June 1, 1820 Parishville, NY Henry Olmsted; Martha White
wounded June 16, 1864 near Petersburg, VA and died of wounds June 18, 1864 at the Christian Seminary Hospital (TC, AG, 1865)
Olney, Edwin J. Adjut Sep 11, 1861 60th NY Inf Co G Madrid
1841 St. Lawrence Co. Hezekiah Olney; Adelia Johnson
mustered out Jul. 17, 1865 at Alexandria, VA. He appears as Edward in some records. He died in Wilmington, NY Nov. 29, 1930 and is buried in Haselton Cemetery in Wilmington, NY (AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery, newspaper, data)
Olney, Hezekiah Pvt Sep 3, 1864 106th NY Inf Co C Madrid
1809 Lewis Co. NY
mustered out June 22, 1865 near Washington, DC. He lived in Madrid in 1891 and died Mar. 24, 1895 (AG, 1860, 1865, newspaper, data)
O'Malley, Patrick Pvt Oct 5, 1861 60th NY Inf Co I Lawrence
1825 Ireland
died of disease at Cumberland Hospital, Tennessee Nov. 19, 1864. He is buried as Patrick Mala in Nashville National Cemetery in Grave 2769. He is listed as Malay in the TC records, and as Malia in the AG report, but as Maly in the 1860 census of Lawrence (TC, AG, 1860, cemetery)
O'Neill, Bernard Pvt Nov 1, 1861 92nd NY Inf Co E Massena
1846 Ireland Edward O'Neill; Catherine _____
discharged for disability Apr. 18, 1862 at Washington, DC. He then re-enlisted into the 142nd NY Inf. Co. I in Sep. 1862. He was captured in action Sep. 29, 1864 at Chaffin's Farm, VA and paroled. He mustered out Jul. 15, 1865 at Annapolis, MD. He died Feb. 26, 1915 in Harvard, SD (AG, 1850, 1860, 1865, data)
O'Neill, Charles Pvt Sep 12, 1861 60th NY Inf Co C Hammond
1848 Ontario, Canada
transferred into the 6th US Cavalry Co. L Nov. 19, 1863 (TC, AG, 1865, data)
O'Neill, Francis Pvt Oct 22, 1862 92nd NY Inf Co A
1841
captured in action Aug. 25, 1864 at Ream's Station, VA and later paroled (AG)
O'Neill, James Pvt Aug 18, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co C Oswegatchie
1828 Ireland
killed in action May 16, 1864 at Drewry's Bluff, VA, and his body was left behind Rebel lines. He also appears in the 1865 census of Waddington and the Waddington TC records (TC, AG, 1865)
O'Neill, James Samuel 2nd Lt Oct 10, 1861 92nd NY Inf Co E Norfolk
Feb. 22, 1839 Westfield(?), NY Bernard O'Neill; Mary Murphy
mustered out Mar. 1, 1865 at Albany, NY. (TC, AG, 1860, 1865)
O'Neill, Michael Pvt Aug 28, 1862 16th NY Inf Co F Norfolk
1843 Canada
discharged for disability Nov. 28, 1862 at Alexandria, VA. He then re-enlisted into the 14th NY H. Art. Co. E in Aug. 1863 and was again discharged for disability at Petersburg, VA Jan. 19, 1864. He died Jan. 5, 1929 in Kankakee, IL. He is listed in the Potsdam TC bur not Norfolk's. (TC, AG, 1860, data)
O'Neill, Patrick Pvt Sep 6, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co E Oswegatchie
1839
killed in action June 15, 1864 at Petersburg, VA (TC, AG)
O'Neill, Samuel Pvt Jan 1864 13th MA Louisville
1847 Canada
(TC, 1865)
O'Neill, Thomas Pvt Aug 14, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co C Oswegatchie
1817 Tipperary, Ireland
discharged for disability Aug. 29, 1863 at Washington, DC. He died Apr. 30, 1887 and is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Ogdensburg (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, cemetery)
O'Neill, Timothy Pvt Aug 17, 1863 14th NY H Art Co A Oswegatchie
1843 New York Thomas O'Neill; Sarah ________
died of disease March 17, 1864 at Ft. Schuyler, NY and buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Ogdensburg (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery)
Oney, Joel Pvt Jan 26, 1865 91st NY Inf Co F Massena
Apr. 15, 1847 Massena, NY John Oney; Catherine _____
discharged June 23, 1865 at Jarvis Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He died in Osceola, MO Apr. 29, 1928 (AG, 1850, 1860, 1865, data)
Oney, Leonard Pvt May, 1861 16th NY Cav Co A Massena
1842 New York John Oney
died of disease Aug. 27, 1864 at Somerville (near Centreville), VA (AG, 1850, 1865)
Orford, Horace B. Pvt Sep 7, 1864 1st NY L Art Batt D Fowler
Oct. 1, 1834 LeRay, Jefferson Co. NY Robert Orford; Ruth Carman
absent in the hospital at the muster out of the company June 17, 1865. He married Adeline Shattuck in 1860, then Mary E. Collins. He died in Fowler August 13, , 1913 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Gouverneur (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, newspaper, cemetery)
Orford, William C. Pvt Aug 1861 1st NY L Art Batt D Fowler
June 9, 1833 Gouverneur, NY Robert Orford; Ruth Carman
captured at Williamsburg, VA May 5, 1862 and mustered out of the 1st Lt. Art. 2 weeks later. He re-enlisted into the 106th NY Inf. Co. A and died of typhoid fever June 16, 1863 at North Mountain, VA. Appears as "Corford" in 1865 Fowler census. He is buried in Winchester National Cemetery in Plot 1270. He also appears in the 1865 Pitcairn census and in the Pitcairn TC records (TC, AG, 1865, cemetery)
Ormsby, Amos Pvt Oct 22, 1861 92nd NY Inf Co K Louisville
Oct. 1844 St. Lawrence Co. Peter Ormsby; Phebe _______
mustered out Jan. 7, 1865 at Albany, NY. He married Janet Ferguson Oct. 31, 1872 and died at his home on the Kingsley Rd. Feb. 5, 1930 in Louisville (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, 1900, newspaper, data)
Ormsby, Benjamin T. Pvt Dec 17, 1863 14th NY H Art Co M Potsdam
1845
killed in action June 17, 1864 in front of Petersburg, VA and originally buried in 1st Division 9th Army Corps Cemetery near Meade Station, VA. He may be the boy living in Franklin Co. NY in 1850 (TC, AG, 1865, data)
Ormsby, James K. Polk Pvt May 12, 1861 18th NY Inf Co K Oswegatchie
1845 New York James Ormsby; Alice ________
mustered out at Albany, NY May 28, 1863. He died in 1905 (TC, AG, 1850, data)
Ormsby, James V. Pvt Jul 30, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co A Rossie
Aug. 16, 1828 Wilna, Jefferson Co. NY Orlando Ormsby; Nancy Fletcher
mustered out June 7, 1865 at Raleigh, NC. He had died by 1893 (TC, AG, 1865, data)
Ormsby, Joseph Pvt Oct 22, 1861 92nd NY Inf Co K Louisville
1824 Potsdam, NY
discharged for disability Apr. 14, 1862 at Washington, DC. The TC record says he was drafted in Jul. 1863 and deserted to Canada. (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1890)
Ormsby, Samuel Pvt Aug 30, 1864 50th NY Eng Co A Potsdam
1835 St. Lawrence Co. Peter Ormsby; Elizabeth ______
mustered out June 13, 1865 at Ft. Barry, VA. He died Apr. 6, 1905 and was buried in Louisville Landing Cemetery according to his death notice. He lived in Louisville in 1850. (TC, AG, 1850, 1865, newspaper, data)
Ormsby, William H. Pvt Oct 23, 1861 92nd NY Inf Co D Norfolk
Jan. 11, 1837 Peru, NY William Ormsby
discharged for disability Apr. 14, 1862 at Washington, DC. He married Lydia Leonard Nov. 22, 1861. He lived in Colton in 1865 and Stockholm in 1890. He died in the NYS Hospital at Ogdensburg Dec. 31, 1914 and is buried in Hale Cemetery in Norfolk. He is listed in the Potsdam TC record but not Norfolk's (TC, AG, 1865, 1890, newspaper, cemetery, data)
Orr, Andrew J. Corp Jan 21, 1865 26th NY Cav Co L Oswegatchie
1847 Canada Matilda _______
mustered out Jul. 1, 1865 at Ogdensburg, NY. He died Sep. 25, 1918 in Syracuse, NY (TC, AG, 1860, data)
Orr, William H. Pvt June 1863 13th NY Cav Co H Depeyster
1847 Buffalo, NY
transferred to the 3rd NY Provisional Cav, in August 1865 and mustered out Sep. 21, 1865. He died Mar. 6, 1905 in Sioux City, Iowa (TC, AG, 1865, data)
Orsmby, James V. Pvt Jul 30, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co A Macomb
Aug. 16, 1829 New York Orlando Ormsby; Nancy Fletcher
mustered out June 7, 1865 at Raleigh, NC. A pension application for a minor child of his was filed in Jan. 1893. He lived in Rossie in 1870 (TC, AG, 1870, data)
Orsmby, William Pvt Jul 24, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co A Macomb
June 4, 1840 Rossie, NY Orlando Ormsby; Nancy Fletcher
died of disease Oct. 26, 1864 at Salisbury prison in North Carolina (TC, AG, 1865)
Osborn, Joseph Henry Corp Oct 28, 1861 78th NY Inf Co G Oswegatchie
Oct. 19, 1841 Danvers, MA Edward Osborn; Martha Peabody
transferred to the 102nd NY Inf. Jul. 12, 1864 and mustered out Jan. 15, 1865. He married Esther Thrall of Gouverneur Sep. 11, 1867. He died in Ogdensburg Aug. 21, 1911 and is buried in Ogdensburg Cemetery (AG, 1880, 1890, cemetery, newspaper. data)
Osgood, Aaron Henry Pvt May 7, 1861 24th NY Inf Co G Parishville
Feb. 13, 1830 Stockholm, NY Amos Osgood; Cynthia McAllister
mustered out May 29, 1863 at Elmira, NY. He then re-enlisted into the 95th NY Inf. Co. K as a draft substitute for Perley Davis of Stockholm. He was wounded May 6, 1864 at the Wilderness and discharged from the hospital May 22, 1865. He died in 1894 (TC, AG, data)
Osgood, George Francis Corp Nov 13, 1861 92nd NY Inf Co D Parishville
Aug. 18, 1843 Stockholm, NY Amos Osgood; Cynthia McAllister
transferred to the 96th NY Inf. Co D in Dec. 1864 and was promoted to sergeant. He mustered out Feb. 6, 1866 at City Point, VA. He died Nov. 13, 1890 and is buried in Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Herndon, VA (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1880, cemetery, data)
Osgood, Leroy B. Corp Apr 30, 1861 16th NY Inf Co H Stockholm
Mar. 13, 1841 New York Oliver Osgood; Polley Wilson
wounded June 27, 1862 at Gaines Mills, VA and mustered out May 22, 1863 at Albany, NY. He married Elizabeth LaLonde. He lived in Marshfield, WI in 1880. He lived in Oakland, CA in 1906 and died Oct. 29, 1922 in Portland, OR. He was adopted by the Osgoods according to the TC record (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, 1880, NMC, data)
Osier, Henry Pvt Feb 1, 1862 11th NY Cav Co D Potsdam
1839 New York John Osier; Charlotte _____
mustered out Feb. 4, 1865. He died in 1910 (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, data)
Osier, John Pvt Feb 5, 1862 11th NY Cav Co D Potsdam
1835 Canada John Osier; Charlotte _____
died of disease March 25, 1862 at Tompkinsville, Staten Island, NY (TC, AG, 1850, 1860)
Osier, Louis Pvt Aug 8, 1863 14th NY H Art Co A Potsdam
Oct. 2, 1843 Potsdam, NY Francis Osier; Mary LaBrake
mustered out Aug. 25, 1865 at Washington, DC. He died Mar. 12, 1927 at the NYS Soldiers Home in Bath, NY and is buried in Bath National Cemetery in Plot H 36 30. He is listed in the 1865 census of Stockholm and appears in the Potsdam and Stockholm TC records (TC, AG, 1850, 1865, cemetery, data)
Osier, Louis Pvt Sep 5, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co I Waddington
1826 Canada Louis Osier
killed in action Jul. 30, 1864 at Bermuda Hundred, VA. TC record says he was killed at the explosion of The Mine at Petersburg, VA in 1864. His widow lived in Waddington in 1890 (TC, AG, 1850, 1865, 1890)
Osier, Moses Pvt Sep 5, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co I Waddington
Feb. 18, 1830 Canada Louis Osier
absent on furlough when the company mustered out in June, 1865. He lived in Ogdensburg in 1890. He died at his home on Franklin St. in Ogdensburg Jul. 21, 1908 and is buried in Ogdensburg Cemetery (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, 1865, 1890, newspaper, cemetery)
Ostrander, Garrett Pvt Mar 7, 1862 60th NY Inf Co B Fine
Aug. 7, 1830 New York Valgent(?) Ostrander; Margaret Willard
discharged for disability Dec. 18, 1862 at Philadelphia, PA and died of disease Jan. 25, 1863 in a Philadelphia hospital. He is buried in Philadelphia National Cemetery in Plot 373. He lived in Parishville in 1860 (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery)
O'Sullivan, Henry Pvt Oct 15, 1861 92nd NY Inf Co F Norfolk
Dec. 7, 1827 Canada John O'Sullivan; Eliza King
discharged for disability Apr. 17, 1862 at Washington, DC. He died May 6, 1895 and is buried in Bixby Cemetery in Norfolk. He is listed in the Norfolk and Stockholm TC records but appears as O'Sullivan in the Stockholm TC (TC, AG, 1860, 1890, cemetery)
O'Sullivan, John Pvt Sep 14, 1861 60th NY Inf Co K Russell
1840 Ireland
he appears to be the same man listed twice in the AG report and mustered out Jul. 17, 1865 at Alexandria, VA. He died Feb. 16, 1929 in Marshalltown, Iowa. (AG, 1865, data)
Oswell, Louis Charles Pvt Nov 1862 Engineer Corps Oswegatchie
Oct. 2, 1844 St. Lawrence Co. John N. Oswell; Emily Mayhew
died of tuberculosis Aug. 3, 1878 and is buried in Ogdensburg Cemetery (1860, 1865, newspaper, cemetery)
Owen, Charles G. Pvt Dec 12, 1863 14th NY H Art Co M Potsdam
1838 Vermont Myron Owen; Emily _________
captured June 2, 1864 and apparently died the same day. His widow Zelia (Blood) Owen lived in Potsdam in 1870 and 1890. They had married in Madrid Mar. 24, 1863 and they are both buried in West Potsdam Cemetery. However, his widow's 1914 obituary states that his body was never recovered, so there may be just a stone in the cemetery (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1890, cemetery, newspaper)
Owen, Hinman H. Pvt Aug 12, 1862 11th NY Cav Co I Pierrepont
Mar. 29, 1835 Potsdam, NY Abner Owen; Betsey Hinman
died of disease Jul. 30, 1864 at Regimental Hospital, Hermitage Plantation near New Orleans, LA (TC, AG)
Owens, Abner J. Pvt June 7, 1861 23rd OH Inf Co G Pierrepont
Aug. 1839 Pierrepont, NY Abner Owens; Betsey _______
captured and sent to Libby Prison. He mustered out Oct. 25, 1864. He died near Hannawa Falls Oct. 10, 1888 as the result of a derrick breaking off as it was raising a piece of sandstone. He is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Hannawa Falls (1860, 1890, newspaper, cemetery)
Owens, Henry Pvt Oct 21, 1863 24th NY Cav Co C Oswegatchie
1846 Canada Anna ________
wounded Aug. 20, 1864 and mustered out June 26, 1865 at Cloud's Mills, VA. He died in Ogdensburg Dec. 26, 1917 and is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Ogdensburg (TC, AG, 1860, cemetery, data)

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1865
The 1865 New York State census More…

New York State had conducted a census roughly every 10 years since 1825. Many of these early State censuses have been lost to fire or other mis-hap. The only surviving St Lawrence Co. census records for 1865 cover the towns of Madrid through Pierrepont, alphabetically and are found in a bound volume in the County Clerk’s office in Canton They have also been microfilmed by the LDS Church. The other Towns in the county also conducted the census, but the originals have long since been lost. However, while the originals still were extant, the information concerning military service was extracted and copied in a large book in Albany, which does still exist and which has been microfilmed.

The census takers in 1865 asked members of each household about any person who had seen military service during the war. The information was collected at the end of each election district section in the census and was divided into three categories: those men still in the service as of June 1, 1865, those who had been discharged by that date, and those who had died as a result of their service, whether directly (wounds) or indirectly (as in the case of accidents or disease)

This 1865 list of men formed the backbone of the list of county soldiers because it contained information from all the Towns forming the county at that time, whereas no other source has coverage that complete. The weakness of the 1865 census is that it IS just a census of families living in St Lawrence Co. in the summer of 1865. It obviously misses any men whose families moved away since the beginning of the war. It also under-reports the deaths of many single men who had no family left in the county who could report their loss or their service. Elon McKee of Canton is a perfect example of a Canton resident, boarding with a family in 1860 and not reported as having died in the service in the 1865 census.

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The 1865 Town Clerks records More…

In 1865, the New York State Legislature ordered the Town Clerks of the state to compile records of the servicemen who had enlisted from their locales. Some of the clerks did a fine job searching out the men or their relatives, and others did not. As a result, the quality of information contained in these records varies tremendously from town to town. When completed correctly, these Town Clerk records are a gold mine of information, listing birthdate, place of birth, parents’ names etc. However, most of the clerks did not fill out the forms very completely so some were not much help in compiling this list. It was, afterall, an unfunded mandate from the state, and the clerks probably bristled at the requirement to spend so much time compiling state records. Having said all that, some of the Town Clerk records are far from complete and do not necessarily contain men from that particular Town, but simply men who had been counted towards the Town quota or had merely enlisted in a certain Town. A case in point is Brasher. The TC records list 40 or so men who signed up for the 14th Heavy Artillery, but most (if not all) were from other counties and states. Every effort was made to try to verify that the men listed in the TC records were from the Town, or at least St Lawrence Co. Many men listed in TC records do not appear on the final list of county soldiers because their true residence at the time of the war could not be verified.

A glance at the table above listing men who had died in service brings out an unavoidable fact: many men who died were not listed in the 1865 census, but were listed in other records particularly the Town Clerk records. This means that for the four towns whose Town Clerk records do not exit (Hermon, Madrid, Massena, and Russell) the total number of men who served is likely to be vastly under-reported in the following list. Russell, especially, had always claimed to be the per-capita leader of men contributed to the war, but that claim could not be proven without the help of the Town Clerk records

One of the more interesting entries in The Town Clerk records comes from Fowler on page 10. Beneath the remarks concerning Thomas Rodan of the 92nd NY Infantry, it mentions that his wife Jane Rodan served as the laundress for the regiment until June 10, 1863 and was never paid. It also mentions she was born in Nova Scotia May 11, 1831. So although we have minute details of a non-soldier in one record, we are missing perhaps hundreds of soldiers from other records

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The NYS Adjutant General’s reports More…

Beginning in the mid-1890's, the NYS Adjutant General's office began to sift through the muster and pay rolls of the Civil War units and published them in bound volumes over a period of about 10 years. Each volume lists the men in the unit along with basic information such as enlistment date, promotions, date of discharge etc. Not all men appear in their unit report, and some men have their names so garbled that they are difficult to identify. Still, these reports provide a good foundation for describing the basic facts of a man's service. Many men appear in the AG reports of more than one unit because of transfers and re-enlistments.

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1850, 1860, etc
Federal Censuses More…

Much of the biographical information about each man, including hints about possible burial places was gleaned from the decennial censuses taken by the Federal government. Many of these census pages are found online and are searchable. They were also the prime source of information as to whether or not a man was actually a St Lawrence Co. resident.

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NMC
From Bull Run to Chancellorsville by Newton Martin Curtis More…

General Newton Martin Curtis of Depeyster began to collect the rosters of his original regiment, the 16th NY Infantry, as part of his effort to write a history of that unit. Starting in the late 1880's, he attended GAR conventions and re-unions and put ads in local newspapers soliciting information about the whereabouts of all the men who served in the 16th NY Infantry. His final list appears as an addendum to his 1906 book "From Bull Run to Chancellorsville" and is an excellent source of biographical information for most of the men who served in that unit, including last known address and date of death for many

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cemetery
Cemetery transcriptions, both local and from around the country More…

Nearly half of the Civil war combat dead were buried in graves marked “Unknown”. When considering this fact, the total number of men with known burial places from St Lawrence County is not too bad: approximately 57% of all the men listed here have their burial site mentioned. There are many more that will be found in the future as more and more cemetery records become available on the internet. Some of the soldiers may be buried in St Lawrence County but may be "hiding in plain sight" for three reasons. Many soldier graves do not mention the fact of their service on the headstone, many men are buried using only their initials instead of a full name, and men with common names who are buried in a location far from the town they enlisted from may have been overlooked.

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newspaper
Civil War era newspapers published in St Lawrence County as well as later newspapers More…

There are thousands of searchable newspaper pages available on the internet, and many of these were used to find details of a soldiers life and death. The most difficult part of using this resource is the fact that there are so many pages to sift through that there is often not enough time to make a thorough search. Men with the most common names are also the ones who tend not to be found in newspaper articles because it was not possible to identify WHICH man the paper was referring to.

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1890
The 1890 Veterans Census More…

Those veterans or widows still living in 1890 were recorded in a seperate section of the 1890 census and stored in a different place than the normal population schedules. As a result, they were not completely lost as was almost all the rest of the 1890 census because of a fire and subsequent mis-handling. The 1890 census often provides details of wounds, captivity etc. that were not recorded anywhere else. However, like all sources used, it is not infallible. Case in point: Julia French in Norwood claimed to be the widow of Squire French of the 11th NY Cav., when in fact he had divorced her 16 years previously and was happily living with his second wife in Essex Co. NY

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data
If the word "data" appears after a soldier’s remarks section, it means that at least some of the information listed came from one of several types of documents, often ones found through an internet search. Examples of such resources include but are not limited to state censuses, town histories, regimental histories, published genealogies, pension records and published vital records. More…

Unfortunately, none of the sources used for this list was infallible. Men appear on one list and not another, or appear on several lists but with different information in each one. The spellings of surnames causes a certain amount of confusion, especially names of French origin. Also, as in the case of most 19th Century sources, handwriting was not always easy to read, and not all inks stood the test of time as far as microfilming is concerned. In many cases, the data for an individual soldier was drawn from several sources in an attempt to get most of it correct.

The case of Willard Crosier is a good example. The 1865 list of men who died in the service lists him as Willard Corsir of Pitcairn, unit unknown. The Pitcairn Town Clerk listed him as Willard Crozier of the 16th NY Infantry, and the 142nd NY Infantry. He does not appear in the AG report for the 16th NY, but is listed in the AG report for the 142nd. So his entry was put together with some information from each source.

It is interesting to note that some men died within a month of enlistment, others served 4 years or more without suffering any wound or disease. James Forbes of Lisbon served in the 39th NY Infantry without a scratch and was accidentally killed by a pistol round shot in celebration by his own brother when he was within rods of his home.

Note that the assignment of a town of residence is somewhat arbitrary. In general, men were listed wherever they lived in 1860 or in whichever town seemed to be their true residence. However, people moved around then just as they do now, and many men are listed in the Town Clerk's records of 2 or more towns. For instance, George Hogle lived in Louisville in 1860, Norfolk in 1865, Russell in 1870, Pierrepont in 1890, Canton in 1900 and is buried in Pierrepont.

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Names in bold died as a result of their service

This database was compiled by John Austin and is presented on this site with his kind permission.

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