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Note: the following information is from the 1901 Adjutant General's Report (Albany, NY, 1902). Corrections and other information not in the AG report are noted in Italics. Hyperlinks point to additional information, pictures, etc. for individual soldiers.


ABBEY, THOMAS J.- Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Troy, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. A. December 24, 1861; discharged for disability, January 31, 1863, at Convalescent Camp, Va.

ACKLEY, DE WITT C.- Age, 40 years. Enlisted, September 10, 1861, at Truxton, to serve three years; mustered in as a private, Co. G, October 9, 1861; discharged for disability, November 25, 1862, at Philadelphia, Pa.

ADAMS, ALVAH.- Age, 20 years. Enlisted, November 26, 1861, at Cherry Valley, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, November 27, 1861; discharged for disability, March 14, 1862, at New York hospital.

ADAMS, EDGAR A.- Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Ithaca, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, July 17, 1863; transferred to Co. A, February 2, 1864; retransferred, April 9, 1864; transferred to Co. B, January 1, 1865; to Co. I, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865; transferred to Co. I, 91st NY.

ADAMS, JAMES D.- Age, 22, years. Enlisted at Hornellsville, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co, D. July 18, 1863; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; paroled, no date; transferred to Co. G, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

ADAMS, JOHN W.- Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Tyrone, to sever three years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, December 23, 1863; killed in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; listed in "New York Civil War Soldiers found on the Battlefields of the Wilderness and Spottsylvania Court House, VA"

ADAMS, WILLIAM. - Age, 34 years. Enlisted at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, December 3, 1861; deserted, December 12, 1861, at Camp Campbell, Cortland, N.Y.
- Adams lived in Tompkins County before enlistment, per E.J. Raus

AGACE, KEESAN - Private, Co. F, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. E, this regiment, May 25, 1863; promoted Corporal prior to August, 1863; wounded in action, May 12, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; transferred to Co. A, November 18, 1864; to Co. B, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865; also borne as Karran, Eagan.

ALEXANDER, IRVING M.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 18, 1861, at East Homer, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, October 4, 1861; discharged for disability, January 27, 1863, at Convalescent Camp, Va.

Alexander is buried in Cortland Rural Cemetery - photo at right, taken by Mike Brown, May 2010.

ALEXANDER, LAGRANGE.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 23, 1861; discharged for disability, January 21, 1863, at Convalescent Camp, Va.

ALEXANDER, MORRIS L. - not in AG's roster

Headstone in Cortland Rural Cemetery says:

MORRIS L. ALEXANDER
Co. A
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ALGER, CHARLES.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October 1, 1861, at Middleburg, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, October 14, 1861; mustered out with company, December 1, 1864.

ALLEN, ALBERT S.-Age, 35 years. Enlisted at Henrietta. to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 7, 1863; discharged for disability, April 4, 1864, at David's Island, New York harbor.

ALLEN, ALFRED.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 25, 1861, at Cuyler, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 9, 1861; deserted, June 23, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va.

ALLEN, CHESTER H.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 17, 1861, at Pitcher, (another source says "enlisted, Sept. 28, 1861, at Springfield") to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. B, October 18, 1861; killed in action, August 28, 1862, at Gainesville, Va. at Brawner Farm.

ALLEN, DANIEL.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 28, 1861, at Springfield, to serve three years; mustered in as Private, Co. K, October 14, 1861; transferred to Co. I, July 1, 1864; mustered out with company, December 1, 1864.

ALLEN, GEORGE A.-Private, Co. E, Ninety-third Infantry; transferred to Co. A, this regiment, January, 1862; discharged for disability, April 7, 1863, at Baltimore, Md.
Allen was a clerk in DeRuyter, Cayuga County, in 1865 per personal communication from Betty Auten. 
"Comrades with wounds of all conceivable shapes were brought in and placed side by side as thick as they could lay, and the bloody work of amputation commenced." George Allen - 76th New York Volunteers - writing about the Battle of Antietam  

ALLEN, JAMES.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, August 8, 1863; discharged for disability, December 24, 1863, at Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, Va.; also borne as James F. Allen.

ALLEN, MILTON D.-Age, 24 years. Enlisted, September 22, 1861, at Georgetown, to serve three years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. D, October 29, 1861; discharged for disability, December 1, 1862, at Providence, R. I.

ALLEN, NELSON A. D.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted October 28, 1861, at Speedsville, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, November 1, 1861; transferred to U. S. Army, January 27, 1863.

ALLEN, SEYMOUR R.-Age, 40 years. Enlisted, September 28, 1861, at DeRuyter, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 10, 1861; discharged for disability, November 28, 1862.

ALLEN, WINSLOW.-Age, 24 years. Enlisted, December 4, 1861, at East Hamilton, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. H, January 1, 1862; shot for desertion, December 18, 1863, at Kellys Ford, Va.

AMBIRK, PETER.-Private, Co. F, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. E, this regiment, May 25, 1863; wounded in action, July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pa.; transferred to Co. A, November 18, 1864; to Co. A, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

AMEN, CONSTANT.-Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Utica, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, September 26, 1863; captured in action, June 3, 1864, at Cold Harbor, Va.; paroled, no date; transferred to Co. G, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

AMERICK, WILLIAM.-Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Auburn, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, July 25, 1863; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; transferred to Co. D, no date; to One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, l865. Bill Edrington (  EdringtonW@aol.com ), a reader of this site, sent the following correction: 

I would like to offer some additional information about my great-great-great uncle.  His name is listed in the roster as William "Americk".  His actual name was William Aumock, and he was the younger brother of my great-great-grandmother, Abigail Aumock Daggett.  He was born in Conquest, Cayuga County, on August 20, 1838 and grew up in the area around Weedsport, so it makes sense he would have enlisted in Auburn. I have recently run across a listing of "conscripts" from Cayuga County in 1863, and his name appears on that list as being from Brutus (of which the village of Weedsport is a part).  After his honorable discharge at Patterson Hospital in Baltimore, MD on May 20, 1865, he returned home; married Kate M. Burke; had four children, all of whom were born in Cato, Cayuga County. He was a resident of Syracuse since at least 1880, and died in Syracuse in 1919.  He is buried in Weedsport Rural Cemetery.

ANDERSON, HENRY.-Private, Co. C, Twenty-fourth Infantry; transferred to Co. G, this regiment, May 12, 1863, while absent, wounded; no further record.

ANDERSON, JOHN.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Rochester, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 5, 1863; wounded in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; transferred to Co. D, July 1, 1864; to Co. F, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

ANDERSON, JOHN.-Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Perrysburg, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co, G, August 20, 1863; wounded in action, June 3, 1864, at Cold Harbor, Va.; died of his wounds, July 18, 1864, at Stanton General Hospital, Washington, D. C. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Medical and Surgical History-Part III, Volume II Chapter XII.--Wounds And Complications. Effect Of Missiles And Projectiles On Bony Structure reports on Anderson as follows: 

The following case of simple osteomyelitis affords an illustration of one of the frequent and grave results of bone contusions observed during the late war:

CASE 1056.--Private John Anderson, Co. G, 76th New York, aged 30 years, was wounded at Cold Harbor, June 6, 1864. He was at once conveyed to the depot field hospital of the Fifth Army Corps, and on June 12th was transferred to Stanton Hospital, Washington. Surgeon John A. Lidell, U. S. V., reported: "Was admitted for a gunshot wound of the left thigh in the upper third, inflicted by a conical musket ball, which penetrated the front of the limb at the inner side of the femoral vessels, and, passing backward and outward through the limb, lodged beneath the skin. It was extracted by an incision from behind. When he came to the hospital, six days after the injury, it was thought that the wound was only a flesh one. His general condition was fair, or rather below par at that time. Simple dressings to wound were ordered, and nutrients and stimulants were allowed. Subsequently the wound did well, and he appeared in a fair way to recover for a lime. July 1st, it was observed that he was riffling in strength and emaciating. Stimulants and the supporting treatment were continued with tinct, ferri muriat. Afterwards he sank into a typhoid condition, the skin becoming warmer than natural, but without sweats, the pulse frequent and feeble, the tongue dry and red, with almost entire loss of appetite. He also became somnolent, and toward the last it was difficult to rouse him. He did not have any chills. He died July 18th. The amount of discharge from the wound was at no time great, but the thigh remained swelled and inflamed all the while. On making an autopsy it was found that the bullet had struck the shaft of the femur on its postero-inner side, two or three inches below the trochanter, grazing and bruising it. The aperture of exit had healed. There was an abscess about the place of injury of the bone as large as an orange, and pus had also burrowed among the muscles t,f the thigh. There was a large deposit of new bone about the contused portion of the femur. A longitudinal section was made with a saw. New osseous tissue was also found deposited in the medullary canal. The marrow presented the 'red inflammatory' appearance described by Virchow. There was no thrombosis, nor any lesion whatever of the veins and arteries. The cadaver was considerably emaciated and resembled in its general appearance that produced by typhoid fever. There was no lesion of the intestines or any other of the internal organs. For an account of the autopsy and for much other interesting information concerning this case, the writer(1) is indebted to Assistant Surgeon George A. Mursick, U. S. V." (1) An abstract of this case was published by J. B. BELLANGER (Report of five cases of Gunshot Injury of the Knee Joint) in American Journal Medical Sciences, New Series, 1863, Vol. XLVI, p. 44.

 

ANDREWS, JOHN T.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 10, 1861, at Groton, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, November 2, 1861; mustered out with company, November 8, 1864.
Andrews was the single son of Obed and Subia Holden, and a printer, according to an obituary (per Betty Auten). 

ANSETT, MICHAEL.-Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, August 12, 1863; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; transferred to Co. I, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 31, 1865.
From a reader of this website, Robert Braun (braunwis@ticon.net): "I am related by marriage to a soldier in Co. K... Michael Anstett (the 1901 list incorrectly spells his name "Ansett") a drafted man who joined the regiment after Gettysburg. Anstett was captured during the first day's action in the Wilderness and sent to Andersonville prison. He survived, and lived to be an elderly man, although plagued by infirmities brought on by his incarceration. He worked as a steeplejack for years after the war, in the Lancaster, Erie County, NY area. He was also active in veterans affairs and reunions of the 76th New York."

ANTICE, SAMUEL S.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Cherry Valley, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 17, 1861; deserted, May 13, 1862, at Fort Massachusetts, D. C.

APGAR, JOHN G.-Age, 31 years. Enlisted, September 16, 1861, at Peruville, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, (Note: actually company "A", see below) October 5, 1861; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, November 22, 1863.

On the Co A 76th NY muster roll dated Jan 1, John was noted as "at home on furlough" and that John G. Apgar was "elected 1 Lt on fifth of October and served until Nov. 25th 1861". Without any explanation in the military file, John then became a private in Co A. He was listed as present from January through August 1862 on the Co A muster rolls. On the Sept-Oct '62 muster roll of Co A 76th NY, John was reported "sick in hospital". However, the Harewood U.S.A. General Hospital muster roll "to Nov 1", indicates that he was employed as a "Nurse" from Sept 8/62. On the Jan/Feb '63 Hospital muster roll John was listed as a "Patient". The Co A 76th NY muster out roll includes the remarks "Transf'd to Invalid Corps Nov. 28, 1863, (in accordance with) G. O. (General Order) 381, A.G.O. (Adjutant General's Office)". There is no indication of wounds, why a nurse, type of sickness, reason for transfer, or fate. Unfortunately, I neglected to get John's pension file--although his wife Mary applied for a widow's pension on 4-12-1879. Her application was approved. I'll have to ask for that on my next trip.
- Personal communication from: Mike and Carol Apgar <apgars@dmv.com>

APGAR, MELVILLE B.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 27, 1861, at Ithaca, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C,  October 29, 1861; discharged for disability, December 19, 1862, at Washington, D. C.

APPLEBEE, DARIUS W.-Age, 37 years. Enlisted at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October 19, 1861; discharged for disability, March 3, 1862, at Fort Totten, D. C.
- Applebee was born in Spafford (Onondaga County), on April 28, 1824. He  worked as a laborer in McLean (Tompkins County) before enlistment. He was married four times, and died on March 31, 1911 - info from E. J. Raus

ARCHER, CHARLES.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 5, 1863, at Rochester, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, August 24, 1863; deserted, September 22, 1863.

ARNOLD, ALLEN.-Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 19, 1861, at Pitcher, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. B, December 7, 1861; detached to gunboat service, February 17 1862; killed by explosion on steamboat Mound City, June 17, 1862. (note: records say "Queen of the West", but Arnold is listed in the Official Records of the Navy and on the monument to the Mound City, and Regimental History also says "Mound City".) 

ARNOLD, DAVID W.-Age, 45 years. Enlisted, October 2, 1861, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, October 23, 1861; discharged for disability, October 3, 1862, at Convalescent Hospital, Fort Ellsworth, Va.
Arnold is listed as a "Jewish-American Civil War Veteran" at http://www.jewish-history.com/

ARNOLD, FRANK E.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, October 2, 1861, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, October 4, 1861; promoted commissary sergeant, July 1, 1862; returned to Co. A as private, May 10, 1863; discharged for disability, October 12, 1864, at Finley Hospital, Washington, D. C.
Arnold is listed as a "Jewish-American Civil War Veteran" at http://www.jewish-history.com/

ARNOLD, GEORGE W.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, at Freetown, to serve three years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. D, October 4, 1861; returned to ranks in January, 1863; discharged, October 24, 1864, near Petersburg, Va.

ASH, JAMES.-Private, Co. F, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. E, this regiment, May 25, 1863; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; transferred to Co. C, November 18, 1864; to Co. E, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

ATKINS, JOHN.-Age, 21 years. Enrolled at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 9, 1863; promoted corporal, October 8, 1863; sergeant, January 20, 1864; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; paroled, no date; transferred to Co. C, October 25, 1864; mustered in as first lieutenant, Co. A, November 12, 1864; transferred to Co. B, no date; discharged, February 1, 1865; also borne as David Ellis
Commissioned first lieutenant, November 30, 1864, with rank from November 12, 1864, vice T. C. Guernsey captured in action.

AUMOCK, WILLIAM - see "Americk"

AUSTIN, BENJAMIN H.-Age, 30 years. Enlisted, September 16, 1861, at Peruville, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, October 5, 1861; discharged for disability, April 21, 1862, at Fort Slocum, D. C.

AUSTIN, CALEB R.-Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 8, 1861; discharged, January 15, 1862.

AUSTIN, EUGENE M.-Private, Co. E, Twenty-second Infantry; transferred to Co. E, this regiment, May 29, 1863; deserted, September 18, 1863.

AUSTIN, GARDENER.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 25, 1861, at Cuyler, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 9, 1861; deserted June 23, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va.
Austin died sick at Wilmington 10/4/1864, and his surviving wife is buried there as well, per personal communication from Betty Auten. 

AUSTIN, JAMES, see James M. Emens.

AVERILL, JAMES P.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted, November 1, 1861, at Otego, to serve three years; mustered in as corporal, Co. K, November 30, 1861; discharged for disability, May 16, 1862, at Fort Massachusetts, D. C.
Listed in "New York Soldiers Living in Michigan, 1891" as living in Climax, Michigan. According to the "Memorial Roll" of the Michigan GAR, he died April 16, 1920, in Petosky, Michigan.

AVERY, AMOS.-Age, 27 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, at Groton, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, October 16, 1861; discharged for disability, April 5, 1862, at Fort Slocum, D. C.

AXTELL, STEPHEN.-Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Auburn, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, July 24, 1863; missing in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; transferred to Co. D, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 31, 1865.


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