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Valley, Lewis B. Pvt Jan 25, 1862 92nd NY Inf Co E Norfolk
1837 Canada Lewis Valley; Margaret DeLancet
discharged for disability Oct. 24, 1862 and then re-enlisted into the 6th NY H. Art. Co. L in Sep. 1864. He was again discharged for disability June 30, 1865 at Mower General Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He married Cynthia French. He lived in Potsdam in 1890 and died there in May, 1907. He was buried in High St. Cemetery in Norfolk. (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, newspaper)
Valley, Peter Pvt Sep 14, 1861 60th NY Inf Co B Macomb
1836 Canada
transferred to the 6th US Cav. Co. M. Oct. 21, 1862. He moved to Hogansburg, NY by 1866 and died Feb. 10, 1867 (TC, AG, 1860, data)
Valliere, Edward Corp June 25, 1861 16th NY Inf Co B Potsdam
1842 Canada Alexander Valliere; Addie _______
mustered out at Albany May 22, 1863. He lived in Valleyfield, PQ in 1886. He died May 1, 1892 and is buried in Old St. Mary's Cemetery in Potsdam (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, NMC, cemetery, newspaper)
Valliere, John Corp June 24, 1861 16th NY Inf Co B Potsdam
1840 Canada Alexander Valliere; Addie _______
discharged for disability June 2, 1862 at Philadelphia, PA and died of consumption there in the hospital June 17, 1862. He was originally buried in Elderkin Cemetery on Pierrepont Ave. in Potsdam, but was moved to Bayside Cemetery in the 1880's (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, NMC, cemetery, newspaper)
Van Alstyne, John Pvt Aug 1864 140th NY Inf Co I Russell
1837
wounded in the shoulder and died of his wounds Mar.14, 1865 at Baltimore, MD. He is buried in Loudon Park National Cemetery in Plot 1400 (1865, cemetery)
Van Amburg, William M. Pvt Jul 14, 1863 83rd NY Inf Co E Russell
1836
drafted and wounded at the Wilderness May 6, 1864. He was transferred to the 97th NY Inf. Co. E June 7, 1864 and sent to the Veterans Reserve Corps. He mustered out Jul. 31, 1865 at Washington, DC. He died Dec. 25, 1896. He may be the Henry Van Amber living in Hammond in 1860. (AG, data)
Van Brocklin, Alexander Pvt Sep 2, 1864 1st NY Ind Battery Russell
1824 Denmark, Lewis Co. NY Nicholas Van Brocklin; Polly Sheeley
mustered out June 20, 1865. He lived in Russell in 1860, but is listed in the 1865 list for Fine and lived in Fine in 1870. He also appears in the Fine TC record. He had moved back to Denmark, NY by 1880. He died June 13, 1905 in Carthage, NY and was buried in Fairview Cemetery in Carthage (TC, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1880, cemetery, newspaper)
Van Brocklin, Ela E. Pvt Aug 11, 1862 11th NY Cav Co I Pierrepont
Nov. 30, 1842 Turin, NY Garret Van Brocklin; Lucy McKee
got sick in Baton Rouge, LA and died on his way home when the steamer North America went down in the Atlantic on its way from New Orleans to NYC Dec. 22, 1864. There is a stone for him (and his twin brother Eli) in White Church Cemetery in Pierrepont (TC, AG, 1865, cemetery)
Van Brocklin, Eli D. Corp Aug 31, 1864 15th NY Eng Co G Pierrepont
Nov. 30, 1842 Turin, NY Garret Van Brocklin; Lucy McKee
died Jul. 18, 1865 and is buried with his twin brother Ela in White Church Cemetery in Pierrepont. No proof that he died as a result of military service, but has a military headstone. He was listed in the 1865 census of men still in the service (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery)
Van Brocklin, George S. Pvt Aug 29, 1864 50th NY Eng Co C Pierrepont
Apr. 19, 1841 Wilna, NY Nicholas Van Brocklin; Polley Shealey
discharged for disability Nov. 17, 1864 at Washington, DC. He died Oct. 11, 1889 and is buried in Pierrepont Hill Cemetery in Pierrepont (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, cemetery)
Van Brocklin, Henry Pvt Oct 16, 1861 9th NY Cav Co L Russell
1832 Washington Co. NY
mustered out Oct. 18, 1864 at Harper's Ferry, WV. He died Oct. 23, 1921 in Russell and is buried in Russell Village Cemetery. He lived in Fowler in 1860 (AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, cemetery, data)
Van Buren, James Pvt Aug 29, 1864 1st NY L Art Batt D Russell
1822 New York
mustered out May 30, 1865 near Alexandria, VA. He died in Russell in early May, 1899 and is buried there according to his death notice (AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, newspaper, data)
Van Duzee, Andrew J. Pvt Aug 29, 1864 1st NY L Art Batt D Gouverneur
1828 St. Lawrence Co.
no further record in AG. Appears in the Fowler TC record and is mentioned at the back of the Gouverneur TC as having been credited to another town. He lived in Philadelphia, PA in 1880 (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, 1865, 1880)
Van Dyke, Aaron R. Pvt Nov 11, 1861 92nd NY Inf Co A Brasher
1845
died of disease in Baltimore, May 25, 1862. He is buried in Loudon Park National Cemetery in Plot A 841 (TC, AG, 1865, cemetery)
Van Dyke, Daniel B. Pvt Nov 1861 3rd Iowa Inf Co C Brasher
1839
died Mar. 16, 1865 at Annapolis, MD on his way home from prisoner of war camp. He is buried in Annapolis National Cemetery in Site 729 (TC, 1865, cemetery)
Van Dyke, Levi Pvt Sep 1, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co E Potsdam
1834 Canada Benjamin Van Dyke; Lucinda _______
shot in the temple in action Jul. 6, 1864 and discharged for disability Sep. 15, 1864. He enlisted in Oswegatchie. He died Sep. 16, 1899 and is buried in Hewittville Cemetery in Potsdam (AG, 1890, cemetery, data)
Van Kennon, Henry Pvt June 13, 1861 16th NY Inf Co H Norfolk
Feb. 1841 New York John Van Kennon; Willimartha(?) __________
mustered out May 22, 1863 at Albany, NY and later served in the 3rd MA H. Art. Co. I. He died Nov. 5, 1925 in Norfolk and is buried in Bixby Cemetery in Norfolk. He married Amanda Lockwood. He often went by Kennon instead of Van Kennon (AG, 1860, 1890, newspaper, data)
Van Namee, Albert Henry Corp Aug 7, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co B Gouverneur
Apr. 17, 1844 Gouverneur, NY Stephen Van Namee; Huldah Whiteman
wounded while on picket duty May 24, 1864 at Bermuda Hundred, VA and discharged for disability Nov. 29, 1864. He died at his home on E. Main St. in Gouverneur Mar. 13, 1921 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Gouverneur (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, cemetery, newspaper, data)
Van Namee, Charles Burton Pvt Aug 7, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co B Gouverneur
Jul. 12, 1845 Gouverneur, NY Stephen Van Namee; Huldah Whiteman
transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps in 1863 and was discharged Jul. 12, 1865. He married Delia Kinney in 1874. He lived in Rossie in 1860, and DeKalb in 1900 and died on his 86th birthday in 1931 in the Town of Antwerp in Jefferson Co. (TC, AG, 1860, 1890, 1900, newspaper)
Van Namee, James Cushman Pvt 1st MI L Art Co F Gouverneur
1841 St. Lawrence Co. Stephen Van Namee; Huldah Whiteman
he died in Brewerton, NY Apr. 17, 1911 and is buried with his wife Ida Fraker in Gulf Cemetery in Fowler (1865, newspaper, cemetery)
Van Namee, Seth 1st Sgt Aug 6, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co B Fowler
Aug. 19, 1837 Providence, RI Stephen Van Namee; Huldah Whitney
mustered out June 7, 1865 at Raleigh, NC. He married Jane Root in Hailesboro May 2, 1860. He died in Frankfort, NY Mar. 12, 1927 and is buried in Ilion Village Cemetery in Ilion, NY. He is also listed in the Gouverneur TC record (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1900, newspaper, cemetery, data)
Van Ness, Matthew R. Corp Mar 10, 1864 13th NY Cav Co M Oswegatchie
1847 New York Peter L. Van Ness; Sarah ________
mustered out June 30, 1865 (AG, 1860, 1865)
Van Ness, Peter Lewis 2nd Lt Apr 15, 1861 16th NY Inf Co A Oswegatchie
1819 Orange Co. NY
transferred as a captain to Company I and resigned Dec. 6, 1862. He then re-enlisted into the 13th NY Cav. in Oct. 1864 and deserted Dec. 24, 1864 from rendezvous at Elmira, NY. He died Aug. 16, 1891 (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, NMC, data)
Van Norman, Isaac Pvt Aug 1862 59th NY Inf Co C Parishville
Sep. 11, 1842 Plattsburgh, NY Isaac Van Norman; Julia Jenner
Hopkinton TC says he enlisted in the 59th NY Inf. He lived in Parishville in 1860 (TC, 1860)
Van Orman, Nathaniel D. Russell
1844 New York James O. Van Orman; Cyphrona _____
died of a gunshot wound Aug. 10, 1864 in Mt. Pleasant Hospital, Washington DC. He is buried with his parents in Russell Village Cemetery (1860, cemetery)
Van Ornum, Horace Pvt Mar 10, 1862 96th NY Inf Co H Lawrence
Jan. 12, 1835 Essex Co. NY Henry Van Ornum; Lucy Stafford
discharged Mar. 10 1865 and died Apr. 5, 1898. The surname sometimes appears as Van Norman. He appears in the 1860 census of Hopkinton and Lawrence (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, data)
Van Ornum, James B. Pvt Aug 9, 1862 106th NY Inf Co K Russell
1841 New York James Van Ornum; Cyphrona _____
wounded in action Apr, 2, 1865 at Petersburg, VA and mustered out June 27, 1865 at Douglas Hospital in Washington, DC. He is listed as Van Orman and Van Ornam in some records. He died in Degrasse, NY in 1918 and is buried in Russell Village Cemetery (AG, 1860, 1890, cemetery, data)
Van Ornum, James E. Pvt Aug 11, 1862 106th NY Inf Co K Edwards
Dec. 19, 1841 Russell, NY George Van Ornum; Caroline B. Church
wounded in in the arm action June 1, 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA. He mustered out Jul. 7, 1865 at Plattsburgh, NY and was living in Gouverneur, NY in 1890. He died in 1907 (TC, AG, 1860, 1890, data)
Van Ornum, Melvin Pvt Dec 30, 1861 96th NY Inf Co H Lawrence
Apr. 12, 1833 Franklin Co. NY Henry Van Ornum; Lucy Stafford
discharged for disability Aug. 2, 1864 at Hampton Hospital, Ft. Monroe, VA. He died in 1908. The surname sometimes appears as Van Norman (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, data)
Van Tassel, Edwin Pvt Sep 30, 1861 60th NY Inf Co C Hammond
1843
killed in action Jul. 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA and is buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery in Grave E12 (AG, 1865, cemetery)
Van Tyne, Gideon G. Sgt Aug 8, 1862 106th NY Inf Co F Massena
1835 New York Manuel Van Tyne; Ada _________
captured and paroled at Fairmont, VA Apr. 29, 1863. He was missing in action at Cold Harbor, VA June 1, 1864 and presumed killed. His father applied for and got a pension May 31, 1878. (AG, 1850, data)
Van Valkenburg, Thaddeus Sobieski Sgt Jan 23, 1865 26th NY Cav Co L Oswegatchie
Jul. 29, 1844 Canada Jacob L. Van Valkenburg; Marietta Loomis
mustered out Jul. 1, 1865 at Ogdensburg, NY. He married Mrs. Marie L. Pennell Jan. 18, 1905 in Waupaca Co. WI. He died Nov. 7, 1907 and is buried in Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King, WI. He is listed as Sylvester in 1860 Ogdensburg (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery, data)
Van Waters, George A. Pvt Sep 1, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co G Canton
Mar. 5, 1843 St. Lawrence Co. John Van Waters; Eliza Reed
mustered out June 7, 1865 at Raleigh, NC. He married Ellen Spring, then Eva Bellen. He died Nov. 17, 1916 in Rensselaer Falls and is buried in Rensselaer Falls Cemetery (TC, AG, 1865, 1890, newspaper)
Van Zant, John J. Pvt Aug 13, 1862 11th NY Cav Co I DeKalb
Apr. 5, 1835 Lewis Co. NY Joseph Van Zant; Elizabeth Pollack
charges of desertion from DeKalb while on furlough in March, 1863 were removed and he was discharged with a date of Mar. 26, 1863. He was living in Russell, NY in 1866, in Hermon in 1870, and in Ogdensburg in 1890. He died in Ogdensburg June 9, 1904 and is buried in Ogdensburg Cemetery. He is listed as Ira J. Van Vandt in the AG record (TC, AG, 1860, 1870, 1890, cemetery, newspaper)
Van Zant, Richard A. Pvt Aug 12, 1862 11th NY Cav Co I DeKalb
Feb. 18, 1841 Jefferson Co. NY Joseph Van Zant; Elizabeth Pollack
mustered out at Memphis, TN June 12, 1865. He died in Russell Mar. 10, 1913 and is buried with his wife in South Russell Cemetery (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, cemetery, data)
Van Zant, William E. Pvt Dec 15, 1863 14th NY H Art Co I DeKalb
Mar. 24, 1838 Gouverneur, NY George P. Van Zant; Sarah Collins
shot in the left thigh and mustered out with the company Aug. 26, 1865 at Washington, DC. He lived in DeGrasse in 1890 and may be buried with his wife in South Russell Cemetery (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, cemetery)
Vance, John A. 1st Lt Apr 27, 1861 16th NY Inf Co F Potsdam
Oct. 8, 1836 Osnabruck, ON John Vance; Anne Hill
mustered out June 3, 1863 at Albany, NY. He died May 2, 1899 and is buried in Bayside Cemetery in Potsdam (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, NMC, cemetery)
Vandelinder, John Pvt Jul 30, 1863 14th NY H Art Co A Lisbon
Aug. 14, 1837 New York John Vandelinder; Salina _______
captured at Petersburg, VA Jul. 30, 1864 and sent to Danville prison in Virginia. He was furloughed at Annapolis, MD in Oct. 1864 and never returned. His pension card says he was discharged Aug. 26, 1865. He died of stomach cancer in Clyde, MI Jul. 1, 1907 and is buried in Kinney Cemetery in Clyde, MI (AG, 1850, 1900, newspaper, cemetery, data)
VanOrnum, Myron George Pvt May 1, 1861 16th NY Inf Co D Edwards
Dec. 3, 1838 Russell, NY George VanOrnum; Caroline Church
killed Sep. 14, 1862 at Crampton's Pass and is buried in Antietam National Cemetery in Grave 25/D/422. He is listed as George Myron in the TC record. He had married Jane Cochrane Jan. 5, 1861 and she was living in Fine in Dec. 1862 with their daughter Jennie (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery, data)
Vanzant, George Washington Pvt Dec 1863 14th NY H Art Co I DeKalb
June 3, 1846 Gouverneur, NY George S. Vanzant; Sarah Collins
taken prisoner at Cold Harbor June 1, 1864 and died of disease and starvation Jul. 3, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. He is buried in Andersonville National Cemetery in Grave 2879 (TC, AG, 1865, cemetery)
Varner, Robert Farrier Oct 16, 1861 6th NY Cav Co K Oswegatchie
1822 Ireland
captured at Bristoe Station, VA Oct. 1, 1863 and escaped from Savannah, GA Dec. 21, 1864. He mustered out Feb. 15, 1865 and died May 20, 1897. He is buried in Colorado State Veterans Cemetery in Homelake, CO. He is listed as Burner and Verner in the AG and as Verner in 1860 Ogdensburg. (AG, 1860, cemetery, data)
Varney, Edgar A. Pvt Oct 10, 1861 92nd NY Inf Co F Stockholm
Feb. 13, 1838 Jericho, VT Alvin Varney; Huldah Johnson
discharged for disability Apr. 17, 1862 at Washington, DC. He died in North Stockholm Aug. 21, 1906 and is buried in Hale Cemetery in Norfolk (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, 1890, cemetery, newspaper, data)
Varney, John Hubert Pvt Oct 10, 1861 92nd NY Inf Co F Stockholm
Apr. 10, 1844 New York Alvin Varney; Huldah Johnson
discharged for disability Jan. 7, 1863 at New Berne, NC. He later served in the 14th NY H. Art. Co. B and mustered out Aug. 26, 1865 at Washington, DC. He died June 1, 1878 and is buried in East Part Cemetery in Stockholm (TC, AG, 1860, cemetery, data)
Varney, Levi Daniel Pvt Nov 14, 1863 106th NY Inf Co B Norfolk
Mar. 15, 1845 Stockholm, NY Daniel Varney; Eveline Williston
mustered out June 16, 1865 at Hicks Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He died in Boston, MA Jan. 31, 1884. His family lived in Potsdam in 1850. (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, data)
Vaughn, George B. Pvt Aug 21, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co F Hopkinton
1816 Clinton Co. NY
wounded in action June 5, 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA. He was absent sick in hospital at Ft. Monroe when the company mustered out in June 1865. He lived in Defiance, OH in 1866 (TC, AG, 1860, 1865)
Vaughn, Martin E. Pvt Jul 31, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co A Fine
Oct. 1840 Massachusetts
wounded in action June 5, 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA. He was absent sick in hospital at Ft. Monroe when the company mustered out in June 1865. The TC record says he was a stranger in Fine so there was no information available about him. He died Sep. 23, 1922 in Greenwich Village, MA (TC, AG, data)
Vaughn, Reuben Pvt Sep 1, 1864 13th NY Cav Co I Pierrepont
Oct. 10, 1828 Quebec, Canada Josephus Vaughn; Nancy Philips
mustered out June 30, 1865 at Fairfax Court House, VA. He married Eunice Eastman. He died Jul. 21, 1892 and is buried in Pierrepont Hill Cemetery (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, newspaper, cemetery)
Vebber, John Jr. Pvt Aug 19, 1863 20th NY Cav Co H Fowler
1845 New York John Vebber; Roxy ________
died Apr. 18, 1865 at US General Hospital at Ft. Monroe, VA. He is buried in Hampton National Cemetery in Plot 2569 (AG, 1860, cemetery)
Vermelia, George Pvt Oct 23, 1863 14th NY H Art Co H Parishville
1843 New York Barnaby Vermelia
discharged for disability Mar. 15, 1864 at Ft. Richmond, New York Harbor and died of wounds received at Brown's Bridge, no date given in TC record. Surname is given as Van Zelia in the Parishville TC records. This family lived in Fine in 1850. He is also listed in the Pierrepont TC record (TC, AG, 1850, 1865)
Vermelia, Jerome E. Corp Jul 18, 1863 14th NY H Art Co A Canton
1840 New York Barnaby Vermelia
never returned from sick furlough given Apr. 7, 1864 at Ft. Schuyler, NY. His widow applied for a pension in March, 1866. His family lived in Fine in 1850. (AG, 1850)
Vickery, Matthias F. Music Sep 26, 1861 16th NY Inf Band Potsdam
1838 Maine Mathias Vickery; Jane P. _______
discharged Aug. 9, 1862. Lived in Topsfield, ME in 1850 and in New Brunswick, NJ in 1906. He died in New Brunswick, NJ Nov. 3, 1928 (AG, 1850, 1860, NMC, newspaper, data)
Vilas, Charles A. 2nd Lt Aug 14, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co C Oswegatchie
Jul. 4, 1842 St. Lawrence Co. Alden Vilas; Ellen Baldwin
mustered out June 7, 1865 at Raleigh, NC. He died Oct. 8, 1867 and is buried in Ogdensburg Cemetery (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery)
Vincent, John Pvt Aug 26, 1862 142nd NY Inf Co K Canton
1838 England
wounded in action May 16, 1864 at Proctor's Creek (also known as Drewry's Bluff), VA and died in a Rebel hospital. He is listed twice on the 1865 census (TC, AG, 1860, 1865)
Vincent, John Pvt Jul 1864 5th NH Inf Co G Louisville
1831
killed in action Apr. 9, 1865 at Cumberland Court House, VA (1865)
Vordreau, Henry Pvt Dec 18, 1863 106th NY Inf Co H Brasher
1835 Clinton Co. NY Nelson Vordreau; Rosanna ______
he lived in Stockholm in 1860 and the surname appears as Vorden in the TC record and may be Vordan. He mustered out June 27, 1865 near Washington, DC. He died May 23, 1923 in Hopkinton and is buried in Hopkinton-Ft. Jackson Cemetery (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery, data)
Vosburg, Jacob Pvt Feb 29, 1864 106th NY Inf Co C Depeyster
1842 Depeyster, NY Abraham Vosburg; Margaret ______
wounded in action June 1, 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA and was taken prisoner and sent to Richmond prison. He was released Sep. 1, 1864. He died Jan. 24, 1926 in DeKalb Jct. and is buried with his parents in Old DeKalb Cemetery. His family lived in Oswegatchie in 1850 (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, 1865, cemetery, data)
Vosburg, William H. Corp Jul 9, 1863 13th NY Cav Co H Depeyster
1845 New York Abraham Vosburg; Margaret _____
died of disease Sep. 8, 1863 at Douglas Hospital in Washington, DC and is buried as Vosbrugh in Soldiers Home National Cemetery in Plot 2189. His family lived in Oswegatchie in 1850 (AG, 1850, 1860, 1865, cemetery)
Voudreau, Henry Pvt Dec 18, 1863 106th NY Inf Co H Stockholm
Feb. 1830 New York Narcisse Voudreau; Rosanna ______
mustered out June 27, 1865 near Washington, DC. He lived in Hopkinton in 1890 and died there May 23, 1923. He is buried in Hopkinton-Ft. Jackson Cemetery (TC, AG, 1860, 1890, 1900, cemetery, data)
Vroman, Cornelius Pvt Aug 29, 1864 1st NY L Art Batt H Morristown
1846 St. Lawrence Co. Peter Vroman; Louisa ______
mustered out May 30, 1865. He died Aug. 15, 1916 in Brier Hill and is buried in Chippewa Street Cemetery in Morristown. (AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, cemetery, data)
Vroman, John S. Pvt Aug 5, 1862 106th NY Inf Co B Morristown
Apr. 30, 1844 Morristown, NY Peter Vroman; Louisa ______
shot in the right knee and transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps Dec. 21, 1864. He mustered out from a hospital in Grafton, WV Aug. 28, 1865. He died Apr. 2, 1916 in Hammond, NY. (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, 1900, newspaper, data)
Vroman, Norman Corp Sep 10, 1861 60th NY Inf Co C Fowler
Nov. 25, 1841 New York Augustus Vroman; Nancy ________
had his right arm shot off June 15, 1864 at Marietta, GA and was discharged for disability Feb. 13, 1865 at Cleveland, OH. He married Nancy Belmer in Tuscola, MI in 1869. He died in Caro, MI Dec. 30, 1929 and is buried in Richmond City Cemetery in Macomb Co. MI. He is listed in the Morristown TC record and not in Fowler and may originally be from Morristown. His parents lived in Hammond in 1860 and lived with him in Michigan in 1870 (TC, AG, 1860, 1870, cemetery, data)
Vroman, Solomon Pvt Jul 24, 1863 14th NY H Art Co A Morristown
Sep. 6, 1830 Montgomery Co. NY Abram Vroman; Betsey _______
wounded and mustered out Aug. 26, 1865 at Washington, DC. He died in Vermont May 22, 1918 and is buried in Brier Hill Cemetery in Morristown (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, newspaper, cemetery, data)
Vrooman, Elihu Stewart Pvt Aug 30, 1864 186th NY Inf Co H Pitcairn
Aug. 18, 1824 Denmark, NY William Vrooman; Agnes Stewart
mustered out June 2, 1865 near Alexandria, VA. He married Martha Lamphear. He died Oct. 3, 1903 and is buried in Garrison Cemetery in Pitcairn (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, cemetery, newspaper)

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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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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 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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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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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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