76th NY Roster - B


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.


BABCOCK, EUGENE.-Private, Co. K, Twenty-fourth Infantry; transferred to Co. E, this regiment, May 13, 1863; mustered out with detachment, September 26, 1864.

BABCOCK, FRANK.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted, December 10, 1861 at Columbus, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. H, January 1, 1862; died of disease, February 10, 1862, at Georgetown, D. C. Buried in the Military Asylum Cemetery, Washington, D.C. (now the Soldiers Home National Cemetery)

BACKUS, MORRIS J.--Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Niagara, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, July 28, 1863; wounded in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; deserted on expiration of furlough, August 9, 1864.
"Backus, J; 76th NY Co. B" is listed in "New York Soldiers Living in Michigan, 1891" as living in Woodville, Michigan - is this the same person as Morris J. Backus? 

BACON, CHARLES G.-Private, Co. G, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. B, this regiment, May 25, 1863; deserted prior to September, 1863.

BACON, GEORGE H.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 15, 1861, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 5, 1861; killed in action, August 28, 1862, at Gainesville, Va.

BACON, GILBERT G.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted at DeRuyter, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, October 11, 1861; transferred to Co. B, November 8, 1864; to Co. H, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.
- Bacon was born in DeRuyter (Madison County) on February 10, 1840, and lived there before enlistment. he died on December 17, 1912 - information from E.J. Raus

BAER, JOHN.-Age, 45 years. Enlisted at Niagara, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, July 29, 1863; wounded in action, May 12, 1864, at Spotsylvania Court-House, Va.; transferred to Co. C, November 18, 1864; to Co. E, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

BAILEY, CHARLES.-Age, 35 years. Enlisted at Norwich, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September 17, 1863; transferred to Co. A, November 18, 1864; to Co. A, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

BAILEY, CHARLES A.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Tyrone, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, December 28, 1863; transferred to Co. F, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

BAILEY, CORNELIUS.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Auburn, July 25, 1863; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; died of disease (Scorbutis), October 1, 1864, at Andersonville, Ga., a prisoner of war. Mother's pension application 272508 in National Archives.

BAILEY, RUSSELL.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Dix, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, December 30, 1863; transferred to Co. G, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

BAIRD, ROBERT.-Age, 27 years. Enlisted at Kiantone, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, August 20, 1863; deserted, December 10, 1863., at camp, near Kellys Ford, Va.

BAKEMAN, GEORGE H.-Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, December 27, 1861; deserted, January 17, 1862, at Albany, N. Y.

BAKER, IRVING.-Age, 43 years. Enlisted at Cherry Valley, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 15, 1861; wounded in action, July 1-3, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa., and June 18, 1864, before Petersburg,Va.; promoted sergeant, September 1, 1864; discharged, October 24, 1864, at Elmira, N. Y.

BALCH, LEWIS H.-Private, Co. G, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. K, this regiment, May 25, 1863; discharged for disability, December 26, 1863 at Convalescent Camp, Va.

BALDWIN, CARLOS.-Age, 21 years. Enrolled, September, 16, 1861, at Peruville, to serve three years; mustered in as corporal, Co. C, October 5, 1861; promoted first sergeant, May 1, 1863; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. D, January 20, 1864; wounded in action, June 3, 1864, at Bethesda Church, Va.; discharged for disability, caused by wounds, October 26, 1864.
Commissioned Second Lieutenant, January 30, 1864, with rank from January 20, 1864, vice W. Buchanan, promoted.

BALDWIN, CHARLES.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted, November 1, 1861, at Otego, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. K, November 30, 1861; wounded in action, September 14, 1862, at South Mountain, Md.; discharged for disability, February 14, 1863, at Convalescent Camp, Va.
Baldwin is buried in LYNN HAVEN CEMETERY, Lynn Haven, Bay County, Florida

BALDWIN, NEWTON.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 16, 1861, at Peruville, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, October 5, 1861; re-enlisted as a veteran, January 2, 1864; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; paroled, no date; transferred to Co. F, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

Baldwin died in 1912. Tombstone (at right) in McLean, NY, cemetery notes "prisoner of war at Andersonville, Ga. 1864-1865". 

Photo by Les Gifford 

BALDWIN, WILLIAM H.-Age, 23 years. Enlisted, November 1, 1861, at Otego, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. K, November 30, 1861; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.-, transferred to Co. D, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 25, 1865.

BALE, J. WILSON.-Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Lewiston, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co, A, July 28, 1863; killed in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.

BALIS, JOHN F.-Age, 16 years. Enlisted, November 6, 1861, at New York Mills, to serve three years; mustered in as musician. Co. D, November 15, 1861; transferred to Co. H, January 1, 1862; re-enlisted as a veteran, January 25, 1864; transferred to Co. B, January 1, 1865; to Co. E, One Hundred and Forty Seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865. transferred to Co. I, Ninety- first New York Infantry, June 5, 1865; mustered out July 3, 1865, near Washington, D.C.

BALL, ISAAC L.-Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Kirkwood, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, July 17, 1863; wounded and missing in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; died of chronic diarrohea while aboard steamer Atlantic, November 25, 1864, buried November 26, 1864, Annapolis, Md. Mother's pension application 105602 and six letters in National Archives; brother Charles Ball Co. E, 89th New York, killed in action June 29, 1864, pension application 148417

BALL, JEROME.-Private, Co. D, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. I, this regiment, May 25, 1863; promoted corporal prior to September, 1863; returned to ranks, March 1, 1864; promoted corporal, November 1, 1864; transferred to Co. C, December 1, 1864; to Co. E, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

BALLARD, ELON J.-Private, Co. G, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. K, this regiment, May 24, 1863; to Co. E, July 1, 1864; to Co. C, November 18, 1864; to Veteran Reserve Corps, no date; discharged, July 22, 1865, as of Co. B, Tenth Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps; also borne as Bullard.

BALLARD, ISAAC M.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Urbana, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, July 15, 1863; discharged for disability, September 22, 1864, at Emory Hospital, Washington, D. C.

BALLARD, JOHN H.-Age, 20 years. Enrolled at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as first lieutenant, Co. E, November 22, 1861; discharged, July 25, 1862.
Commissioned first lieutenant, January 17, 1862, with rank from January 13, 1862, original.
Re-enlisted as 1st Lt. in 157th NY, and resigned due to illness, June 1864. Died of consumption in Owego, NY, November 23, 1864. Buried in Cortland Rural Cemetery.

BANKER, ISAAC W.-Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 9, 1861; wounded in action, August 28, 1862, at Gainesville, Va; discharged for disability, February 7, 1863, at Philadelphia, Pa. 
The 1869 "Gazetteer and Business Directory of Cortland County" lists Banker as "Mechanic, with A. Banker".  Banker died in 1905, and he is buried in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden, NY (Les Gifford photo)
BANKER, LAWRENCE M.-Age, 27 years. Enlisted, September 24,1861, at Harford, to serve three years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. F, October 4, 1861; killed in action, August 28, 1862, at Gainesville , Va. Mother's pension application 176762 and two letters in National Archives

Banker is buried at the Harford (NY) Cemetery
Mike Brown photo, April 2001

 

BARBER, JOSEPH JR..-Age, 38 years. Enlisted at Corning, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, July 16, 1863; transferred to Co. A, July 1, 1864; to Co. I, October 11, 1864; to Co. C, December 1, 1864; to One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865. transferred to Co., C, Ninety-first New York Infantry, June 5, 1865; mustered out July 3, 1865, near Washington, D.C.

BARLOW, SAMUEL C.-Private, Co. D, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. this regiment, May 25, 1863; wounded and missing in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; no further record.

BARMAN, GEORGE, see Bauman.

BARNARD, JOHN H.-Age, 27 years. Enrolled, September 16, 1861, at Preble, to serve three years; mustered in as captain, Co. F, October 12, 1861; discharged, September 16, 1862. Commissioned captain, January 17, 1862, with rank from October 9, 1861, original. Photograph on file at Carlisle Barracks, no. RG127S-DCC.19, "Bust View". After the war, Barnard gave a deposition in regards to the death of Pvt. Theodore Hoffman in the Battle of Gainesville. Signature from discharge papers in Mike Brown collection.

BARNES, CHAUNCEY.-Musician, Co. C, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. C, this regiment, May 25, 1863; wounded and captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; transferred to Co. B, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

BARNES, JOHN.-Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October 20, 1861; wounded in action, December 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va.; transferred to Co. C, October 20, 1864; to Co. D, November 8 , 1864; discharged, December 25, 1864, near Petersburg, Va. Medical and Surgical History reports his wound as "Recovery after Primary Amputation in the Upper Third of the Shaft of the Right Humerus."

BARNES, NELSON ROUNDS.-Age, 27 years. Enrolled at Washington, D. C., to serve three years, and mustered in as second assistant surgeon, August 31, 1862; discharged, November 7, 1864, by promotion to surgeon, One Hundred and Eighty-fourth Infantry. Commissioned assistant surgeon, August 18, 1862, with rank from August 15, 1862, additional. - Mentioned in letter to Palmer Swan

BARNES, THOMAS A.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Canandaigua, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, September 4, 1863; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; died, October 5, 1864, at Andersonville, Ga., a prisoner of war. Buried at Andersonville in grave number 10418, date of death Oct 6, 1864, died of Diarrhoea.(from "Dedication of Monument Erected by the State of New York at Andersonville, Georgia, 1914", published by the State of New York, Albany: J. R. Lyon Company, Printers, 1916.)

BARNUM,. NORMAN.-Private, Co. G, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. A, this regiment, May 25, 1863; missing in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; rejoined company, November 3, 1863; transferred to Co. D, October 11, 1864; to One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

BARR, JOHN - not listed in AG Report - The following report is from Medical/Surgical History--Part II, Volume II Chapter VI.--Injuries Of The Abdomen. Section III.--Penetrating Wounds Of The Abdomen.

Gunshot Wounds.--Large projectiles generally cause hopeless eviscerations; musket balls commonly partially or completely divide the calibre of the small intestines; pistol or carbine balls often make single or twin perforations. The number of cases of lesions of this group, that came under treatment, was not large, and it may be still considered doubtful if an incontestable instance of recovery was observed. Cases, however, that the reporters regarded as such, will be collected here, and the reader can judge if the evidence is conclusive that the small, and not the large, intestine was injured:

CASE 207.--Private John Barr, Co. E, 76th New York, aged 45 years, received a shot wound of the left side of the abdomen, at Spottsylvania, May 9, 1864. He was conveyed to the hospital of the 1st division, Fifth Corps, under the care of Surgeon W. R. DeWitt, jr., U. S. V. The field record affords no information regarding the extent or symptoms of the injury. He was sent by an ambulance train through Fredericksburg to one of the hospital transports, and reached Washington on the 18th, and was admitted to Douglas Hospital. Acting Assistant Surgeon Henry Gibbons, jr., compiled the following abstract of the case:(2) "A conoidal musket ball had entered at the junction of the left twelfth rib with its cartilage, and. passing downward, backward, and outward through the ilium, lodged in the gluteal muscles, whence it was removed by incision. .On admission, the wound copiously discharged a thin translucent fluid, resembling diluted bile, which evidently came from the small intestine, for, among other reasons, it had no faecal odor. Were further proof of the origin of the discharge required, it would be furnished by the tact that three ascarides lumbricoides escaped from the wound during the second and third weeks of the treatment. The discharge, for nine days prior to admission, was, according to the patient, similar to that above noted. The patient was kept perfectly quiet in a recumbent posture. The discharge from the wound was facilitated by large masses of charpie being used to absorb it. For several weeks the patient was nourished solely by milk, milk-punch, and beef-tea. His appetite was poor, his sleep much disturbed by cough. But there was no abdominal pain or tenderness, and at no time, throughout the treatment, was there any symptom of peritoneal inflammation. On May 22d, a soap and water enema was administered without result.

Nothing more was attempted in this direction, as the patient was doing well, and nature seemed competent to meet every indication. On June 3d, the discharge had entirely ceased, and the patient was much improved. On June 6th, he had a large alvine evacuation, the first since May 9th. On June 11th, with the aid of an enema, he had another large dejection. From this time he improved rapidly. On August 16th, a fragment of necrosed bone, that could be recognized as a portion of the ilium, was removed from the wound in the gluteal region. About the same period bits of necrosed cartilage were taken from the fistulous orifices opening near the wound of entrance. The bowels were disposed to costiveness, and flatulence was troublesome. Early in October there was an attack of dysentery, which lasted one week. On May 5, 1865, a needle-shaped bit of bone escaped from the wound of entrance. On May 8th, both wounds were entirely healed." On July 16th, the patient was photographed at the Army Medical Museum. He was then in good health. A reduced copy of the photograph (the original is at page 15, Vol. II, of the Surgical Photographic Series) is represented in the adjacent wood-cut (FIG. 42). Assistant Surgeon W. F. Norris, U. S. A., in reporting this case, states that the patient was discharged from service September 23, 1865, on account of a shot wound of the intestines, with injury to the ribs. The disability is rated at three-fourths, and the man is unfit for the Veteran Reserve Corps. It does not appear that this man has ever made application for pension, and no further information regarding him can be found at the offices of the Adjutants General of the Army and of New York.

Though no precise microscopical or chemical analysis is recorded in this case, the absence of faecal odor, and other characters of the discharge from the intestinal fistula, are significant, and appear to have been considered by the well-informed surgical staff of Douglas Hospital as almost conclusive proof that the discharge came from the small intestine. The escape of lumbricoid worms, of course, has no significance as regards the part of the alimentary canal interested, these entozoa being found in every part.

BARRINGER, WILLIAM L.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 4, 1861, at Livingston, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, October 14, 1861; transferred to Co. C, Thirteenth Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps, July 20, 1863. Killed by accidental discharge of revolver; Mother's pension application in National Archives

BARROWS, EBEN E.-Age, 26 years. Enlisted, October 15, 1861, at Richford, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, October 16, 1861; deserted, May 19, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va.

BARRY, MARTIN.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Friendship, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 20, 1863; transferred to Co. D, October 11, 1864; to Co. G, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865; also borne as Berry.

BARTHOLOMEW, CHARLES.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 21, 1861, at Albany, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, October 14, 1861; mustered out with company, December 1, 1864.

BARTHOLOMEW, NORMAN G.-Age, 24 years. Enrolled, at Etna, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, November 8, 1861; transferred to Co. E, September 2, 1862; promoted sergeant, same date; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. K, September 9, 1862; first lieutenant, December 26, 1862; captain, Co. E, July 2, 1863; killed in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.
Commissioned second lieutenant, October 14, 1862, with rank from September 9, 1862, vice C. M. Gaylord discharged; first lieutenant, February 6, 1863, with rank from December 26, 1862, vice W. H. Chase discharged; captain, October 17, 1863, with rank from July 1, 1863, vice R. B. Everett killed in action.
Photograph on file at Carlisle Barracks, no. RG526S-NSYAG.1376, "Bust View". 

Medical and Surgical History Part II, Volume II Chapter IX.--Wounds And Injuries Of The Upper Extremities. Section IV.--Injuries Of The Shaft Of The Humerus. reports his wound in a table entitled "Unsuccessful Cases of Primary Amputation in the Middle Third of the Shaft off the Humerus.", and reports as follows: "Bartholomew, N. G., Capt., E. 76th New York. May 5, 5, '64. Right. Died May 5, 1864."

BARTON, DARIUS C. - pvt., Co. I, - killed in action May 5, 1864 at Germania, Wilderness, Va.; Father's pension application 202530 in National Archives- not listed in AG report.

BARTON, THOMAS - pvt. Co. F. - Drummed out of service for cowardice by order of Court Martial, December 19, 1863. See General Order no. 71 - not listed in AG report or regimental history. 

BATERSON, DAVID - age 33 years, enlisted at Prattsburg to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, July 16, 1863; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; died Sept 21, 1864, at Andersonville, Ga a prisoner of war. Grave number 9487, Sept. 22, 1864, died of Scorbutus. (from Dedication of Monument Erected by the State of New York at Andersonville, Georgia, 1914, published by the State of New York, Albany: J. R. Lyon Company, Printers, 1916.) Also known as DAVID BATTERSON. - not listed in AG report.

BEACH, HECTOR S. - Co. A. Born May 17, 1841 in Onondaga County. Lived near Vesper, Onondaga County before enlistment. Married Addie Hollenbeck in 1871 and later Isadore Knipp. He died in Sycamore Illinois, May 7, 1916. He suffered a hernia by carrying a dead man off the battlefield on August 28, 1862. Not listed in AG Report - information from E.J. Raus

According to his discharge papers, Beach enlisted at Cortlandville on October 2, 1861, for three years, giving his age as 20 years. He was 5'4" tall, had a dark complexion, hazel eyes and black hair. His occupation at enlistment was "farmer". He was mustered in on October 9, 1861. The company muster rolls for September and October 1862 show him absent, "In Hospital, Washington - Disabled in Battle of Gainesville, Aug. 28, 1862". He was discharged at the 3d Corps Hospital on January 11, 1863, for disability, stated as "inguinal hernia of right side caused by a sprain produced by carrying off the body of a dead man at the battle of Bull Run Aug 28th 1862 - not done duty since - degree of disability one hundred. - James Fisher, Surgeon USV, in charge of Hosp. of 3d Corps" - muster rolls and discharge paper (at right) supplied by Courtney Tucker

BEAUBIER, JOHN - age 41, enlisted at Watertown, to serve three years and mustered in as private, Co. B, Sept 16, 1863; transferred to Co. A, July 1, 1864; transferred to Co. H, One Hundred Forty Seventh Infantry, Jan 28, 1865; deserted, February 9, 1865. Also known as "Baubier" - not listed in AG report - Listed in "New York Soldiers Living in Michigan, 1891" as living in Midland, Michigan.

BEAULIEN, SYLVA H. - age 23, enlisted at Oswego, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, Aug 14, 1863; wounded in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va; transferred to Co. B, December 1, 1864; to Co. C, One Hundred and Forty Seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865. Transferred to Co. H, Ninety-first New York Infantry, June 5, 1865; mustered out July 3, 1865, near Washington, D.C. - not listed in AG report - Listed in "New York Soldiers Living in Michigan, 1891" as living in Elba, Michigan.

BEAVER, JOHN, see Baer.

BEAVER, LORENZO.-Corporal, Co. F, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. E, this regiment, May 25, 1863; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; discharged for disability, February 5, 1864, at Baltimore, Md. Beaver's case is reported in the Medical and Surgical History - Part I, Volume II On Special Wounds And Injuries. Chapter I.--Wounds And Injuries Of The Head. Section III --Trephining After Gunshot Fractures Of The Skull

CASE.--Private Lorenzo Beaver, Co. E, 76th New York Volunteers, aged 24 years, was wounded at Gettysburg, July 1st, 1863, by a piece of shell, which fractured the cranium, He was conveyed to Seminary Hospital, Gettysburg, thence was sent to McKim's Mansion Hospital, at Baltimore, where he received a furlough on October 17th. At its expiration he entered the post hospital, Albany, New York. The operation of trephining had been performed some time previously, but at what date cannot be exactly ascertained. He was transferred to Baltimore, readmitted into McKim's Mansion Hospital on December 9th, and was transferred to Jarvis Hospital, Baltimore, where he was discharged the service on February 5th, 1864. On May 16th, 1864, Pension Examiner S. D. Willard reports that the man suffers from dizziness on bending or stooping. Being unable to bear exposure to the sun, and subject to epilepsy, he was entirely unable to labor. His disability is rated total and permanent.

BECK, HENRY.-Age, 29 years. Enlisted at Utica, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September 21, 1863; promoted sergeant, December 1, 1863; killed in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.

BECKER, EDWARD H.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 1, 1861, at Middleburg, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, October 14, 1861; discharged for disability, March 24, 1862, at Fort Massachusetts, D. C.

BECKER, WILLIAM C.-Private Ninety-fourth Infantry. Commissioned, not mustered, first lieutenant, this regiment, January 16, 1864, with rank from January 15, 1864, vice John Fisher discharged.

BECKWITH, GEORGE.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Elmira, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, September 1, 1863; missing in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; transferred to Co. E, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 31, 1865; transferred to Co. K, Ninety- first New York Infantry, June 5, 1865; mustered out July 3, 1865, near Washington, D.C.

BECKWITH, RICHARD E.-Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Harmony, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 19, 1863; transferred to Forty-eighth Company, Second Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, March 24, 1864; to Co. K, Seventh Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps, January 17, 1865; discharged, August 2, 1865, at Washington, D. C.

BEERS, DAVID C.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 20, 186l, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, October 12, 1861; wounded in action, August 28, 1862, at Gainesville, Va., and July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, November 15, 1863; promoted corporal, no date; discharged, August 28, 1865, at Camp Chase, Ohio, as of Co. B, Twenty-second Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps.

Note: Beers' headstone states his birth year as 1844, which would have made him only 17 at enlistment. He died in 1922 and is buried in Cortland Rural Cemetery.
See
his biography, from "Biographies of Cortland County"

BEIBER, PHILIP.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 28, 1861, at Newark, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, October 29, 1861; discharged for disability, February 7, at Convalescent Camp, Va.

BELKNAP, LEWIS H., see Louis H. Belnapp.

BELLINGER, JOHN.-Age, 28 years. Enlisted, December 20, 1861, at Springfield, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. K, January 6, 1862; discharged, February 16, 1862, by transfer to western gunboat service.

BELLOWS, ASIF.-Age, 34 years. Enlisted at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, August 11, 1863; deserted, September 9, 1863, at Rappahannock, Va.

BELNAPP, LOUIS H.-Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Cherry Valley, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, November 30, 1861; re-enlisted as a veteran, January 3, 1864; transferred to Co. B, January 1, 1865; to Co. C, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865; also borne as Lewis H. Belknap.

BELSEA, LOUIS.-Private, Co. I, Twenty-fourth Infantry; transferred to Co. E, this regiment, May 13, 1863; discharged, July 26, 1863.

BENISKI, GEORGE.-Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 5, 1863; discharged, August 11, 1865, at Elmira, N. Y.; also borne as Berrisker; also known as George Brinske

Born in Poland, died August 18, 1887, buried in Sec. B, Row 1, Grave 69, at Bath Soldier & Sailor's Home, Bath, NY. Info & photo courtesy Conrad Bush

George Beniski of the 76th NYSV was hired in 1863 as a draft substitute by Grover Cleveland, then the assistant district attorney of Erie County, and the future 22nd and 24th president of the United States. During the 1880s Cleveland's political enemies sought to embarrass him by charging that Beniski suffered greatly during the war while Cleveland washed his hands of his substitute. Cleveland himself claimed to have met with "Benninsky" as late as November 1885 in Buffalo and to have given him $5.00. Further details available through the Google books edition of Alyn Brodsky, Grover Cleveland: a study in character (2000), pp. 96-7 - e-mail from Govind P. Sreenivasan, Associate Professor, Department of History, Brandeis University

 According to a report in the Owasso, Michigan, Times for Sept. 2, 1887, "The death of George Brinske, Grover Cleveland's war substitute has already been announced in our columns. One of the last things he did before going on his death bed was to relate the story of his engagement as Grover Cleveland's representative as follows": 

"In 1863 I was employed on the propeller Acme, and frequently made the port of Buffalo. Drafts were being made and substitutes were in big demand with good money offered. I heard of men getting as high as $300 for going to war. and when Capt. Rhinehardt of Buffalo came to me and asked me it I wanted to make some money, I told him yes. He said Mr. Cleveland, assistant city attorney, wanted a substitute and would give me $150 dollars after I enlisted if I would go to the front. I wanted some money and accepted the offer. The captain took me to Cleveland's office, and the offer was repeated by him. Rhinehardt took me to the office of Squire Ryan and I was sworn into the service. Mi. Cleveland gave me $150 and told me that was all the money he had, and said he had borrowed it from William Rhinehardt. He said to me that he was sorry he couldn't give m more but he promised me that on his word and honor, if I lived to come back from the war, he would give me money and do anything he could for me. I took the money and rode out to Fort Porter with Cleveland and Rhinebardt. I was left at Fort Porter for some time and was then sent to Elmira and to Riker's Island, in New York harbor, and then to Alexandria, Va., where I was assigned to the 76th New York Volunteers, a regiment raised in Schoharie county, and then stationed at Rappahanock." Brinske then stated that after getting his discharge he returned to Buffalo, "sick and penniless." He was sent from one poor house to another, until he finally brought up at the soldiers' home at Bath, where he remained until death took him away. He had repeatedly appealed to Cleveland to make good his solemn promise to give him aid, but all his appeals were in vain. The drafted man he represented at the front had no further use for him after getting his own neck out of the halter. He got his substitute for half price by promising to make up the balance when the substitute returned from the war. He never made up the balance. Such was Grover Cleveland's patriotism during the late unpleasantness. He might have displayed more perhaps, had he been drafted on the other side - Reed City Clarion. 

BENJAMIN, HENRY.-Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Auburn, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, July 25, 1863; transferred to Co. E, July, 1, 1864; to Co. C, November 18, 1864; to Co. E, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry,. January, 28, 1865.

BENJAMIN, LEWIS A.-Age, 26 Years. Enlisted at Dryden, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, July 25, 1863; transferred to Co. A, February 2, 1864; retransferred, April 9, 1864; discharged, June 7, 1865, at Washington, D. C.

BENN, WILLIAM D.-Age, 33 years. Enlisted at Kirkwood, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, July 17, 1863; transferred to Co. F, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

Born in US 1831, Protestant, died April 15, 1915, buried Sec. I, Row 5, Grave 12, at Bath Soldier & Sailor's Home, Bath, NY. Info & photo courtesy Conrad Bush.

BENNETT, ISAAC J.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 16, 1861; discharged for disability, May 18, 1862, at Fort Massachusetts, D. C.

BENNETT, STEPHEN, JR.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 23, 1861, at Pitcher, to serve three years; mustered in as musician, Co. B, October 4, 1861; deserted, January 20, 1863, while on the march to the Rappahannock River, Va. Pitcher town records give his occupation as "Miller".

BENNETT, WILLIAM.-Age, 35 years. Enlisted, November 4, 1861, at East Homer, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. D, November 10, 1861; discharged for disability, October 27, 1862, at Albany, N. Y.

Bennett is buried in the East Homer Cemetery - photo by Mike Brown

BENNETT, WILLIAM P.-Age, 37 years. Enlisted at Rochester, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. K,. August 7, 1863; transferred to Co. E, July 1, 1864; to Co. C,. November 18, 1864; to Co. E, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

BENNIE, MARCUS B.-Age, 25 years. Enlisted, December 3, 1861, at Olean, to serve three years; mustered in as private,. Co. C, December 4, 1861; discharged for disability, October 5, 1862, at Washington, D. C.

BENSCOTIN, EDWIN S.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, October 1, 1861, at Scott, to serve three years; mustered in as private,. Co. D, October 14, 1861; deserted, December 30, 1861, at Camp Rathbone, D. C.

BENSON, JOHN.-Enlisted, August 5, 1863, at Rochester, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, August 21, 1863; killed in action, June 19, 1864, before Petersburg., Va.

BENTON, CLINTON D., see Bonton.

BENTON, DAVID S.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Oswego, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, September 4, 1863; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; transferred to Co. A, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 31, 1865 while still a prisoner of war; transferred to Co. C, Ninety-first New York Infantry, June 5, 1865; no further record.

BENTON, WILLIAM.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 19, 1861, at Virgil, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. F, October 4, 1861; discharged for disability, February 9, 1863, at Harewood Hospital, D. C.

BERRIE, MARTIN, see Barry.

BERRISKER, see Beniski.

BERRY, ELI A.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 22,1861, at Richford, to serve three years; mustered in as corporal, Co. E, October 4, 1861; returned to ranks, July or August, 1862; captured in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg Pa.; paroled, no date; wounded in action, June 18, 1864, before Petersburg, Va.; mustered out with company, November 18, 1864. Listed in New York Times, January 4, 1864, "The Paroled Prisoners, List of Those Arrived at Annapolis, Dec. 29, Their Improved Condition"

BERTRAND, LEWIS.-Age, 43 years. Enlisted, November 1, 1861, at Oneonta, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. K, November 27, 1861; wounded in action, September 14, 1862, at South Mountain, Md.; discharged for disability, December 11, 1863, at McDougall General Hospital, Fort Schuyler, N. Y.

BESHER, LEVI S.-Age, 30 years. Enlisted, November 27, 1861, at Cooperstown, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. K, November 28, 1861; discharged for disability, July 21, 1862, at Washington, D. C.

BETTS, GEORGE.-Private, Co. H, Twenty-fourth Infantry; transferred to Co, E, this regiment, May 29, 1863; to Veteran Reserve Corps, November 15, 1863.

Photo courtesy Conrad Bush

BICE, HENRY.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, October 21, 1861, at Middleburg, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I. October 22, 1861; deserted, May 21, 1862, at Washington, D. C.

BICE, JOHN J.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted, November 24, 1861, at Cobleskill, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, November 26, 1861; promoted sergeant prior to June, 1862; returned to ranks, March 31, 1863; promoted corporal, May 25, 1863; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; transferred to Co. E, Sixteenth Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps, September 20, 1863.

photo provided by The Horse Soldier, Gettysburg
See dog tag page for more information

BILLINGS, CHARLES H-Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Breakabeen, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 18, 1861; discharged, October 22, 1864, in the field, Virginia.

BILLS, GUTHRIE.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Canandaigua, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, September 21, 1863; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; transferred to Co. D, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865; paroled prior to May 2, 1865, discharged June 9, 1865, near Washington, D.C.

BIRCH, JAMES W., see Burch.

BIRDLEBOUGH, JOSEPH RUSSELL - Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 7, 1861, at Pitcher, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. B, October 18, 1861; discharged for disability, July 17, 1862, at Washington, D. C.

Pitcher town records give his occupation as "Farmer". Joseph Birdlebough re-enlisted August 26, 1864, in Co. E, 185th NY, for a County Bounty of $1,000. He was discharged June 27, 1865.

Birdlebough died in 1907. His tombstone at Cortland Rural Cemetery gives his birth year as 1846 - which would have made him only 15 years old when he enlisted. Perhaps the "disability" for which he was discharged was his age, as he was 18 when he re-enlisted in 1864.

 

BIRDLEBOUGH, THEODORE.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 20, 1861, at Pitcher, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. B, October 4, 1861; transferred to Co. A, July 1, 1864; discharged, October 10, 1864, near Petersburg, Va. Pitcher town records give his occupation as "Farmer". Mentioned in letter by Palmer Swan

BISHOP, MARVIN P.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted, December 20, 1861, at New Berlin, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. H, January 1, 1862; wounded in action in July, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; re-enlisted as a veteran, January 2, 1864; killed in action, June 21, 1864, before Petersburg, Va.

BISHOP, WATTS L.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October 1, 1861, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, October 4, 1861; re-enlisted as a veteran, January 2, 1864; promoted corporal, January 8, 1864; transferred to Co. C, October 10, 1864; discharged for disability, December 14, 1864, at Mower Hospital, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pa., as of Co. A.

BISHOP, WILLIAM O.-Age, 24 years. Enlisted, October 18. 1861, at Decatur, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, October 19, 1861; promoted corporal prior to April. 1862; discharged for disability, June 9, 1862, at Washington, D.C.

BLACKMAN, LEWIS.-Age 20 years. Enlisted, December 5, 1861, at Columbus, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. H, January 1, 1862; wounded in action, August 29, 1862, at Bull Run, Va.; killed in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.

BLACKMAN, SAMUEL LEWIS.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 17, 1861, at Pitcher, to serve three years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. B, October 4, 1861; discharged for disability, March 5, 1863, at Washington, D. C. Pitcher town records give his occupation as "Clerk"

BLACKMAN, SYDNEY, see Blakeman.

BLACKMAN, THERON.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 16, 1861, at Pitcher, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. B, October 4, 1861; transferred to Co. A, July 1, 1864; promoted corporal, no date; discharged, October 10, 1864, near Petersburg, Va.  

Pitcher town records give his occupation as "Gentleman". Blackman died June 21, 1891, and is buried in the Pitcher, NY, cemetery. 


Mike Brown photo

BLAIR, WINTHROP.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Oswego, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, August 14, 1863; discharged for disability, January 11, 1864, at Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, Va.

BLAKE, GEORGE S.-Private, Co. H, Twenty-second Infantry; transferred to Co. B, this regiment, May 28, 1863; to Co. A, July 1, 1864; to Co. I, October 11, 1864; to Co. B, December 1, 1864; to Co. G, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865, discharged, expiration of term of service, date and place not stated..

BLAKEMAN, SYDNEY.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Auburn, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, July 28, 1863; died, September 12, 1864, en route to Judiciary Square Hospital, Washington, D. C.; also borne as Blackman. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

BLANCHARD, CHARLES.-Private, Co. G, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. C, this regiment, May 25,1863; wounded and captured in action, July 1, 1863; sent to Parole Camp, Westchester, Pa., in August, 1863; promoted corporal, prior to October, 1863; transferred to Co. D, November 8, 1864; to One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

BLISS, FRANKLIN.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 22, 1861, at Richford, to serve three years; mustered in as musician, Co. E, October 4, 1861; promoted principal musician, June 23, 1863; missing in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; transferred to One Hundred and Twelfth Company, Second Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, December 10, 1863.

BLODGETT, HIRAM A.-Age, 23 years. Enrolled, October 1, 1861, at Middleburg, to serve three years; mustered in as first lieutenant, Co. I, October 14, 1861; as first lieutenant and adjutant, January 3, 1863; discharged for disability, February 27, 1863. Commissioned first lieutenant, January 17, 1862, with rank from October 14, 1861, original; adjutant, February 6, 1863, with rank from January 2, 1863, vice G. G. McClure declined.
A letter to Lt. Blodgett from his brother is on this website.

BLOOMER, WILLIAM H.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 19, 1861, at Virgil, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, November 8, 1861; wounded in action, July l, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa, and May 10, 1864, at Laurel Hill, Va.; transferred to Co. I, October 11, 1864; discharged, November 19, 1864, near Petersburg, Va. According to Regimental History, "Discharged with regiment at end of term; (since died)"

BOICE, ALLEN, see Boyce.

BOICE, HENRY.-Age, date, place of enlistment and muster-in as private, Co. A, not stated; deserted, prior to October, 1863.

BOICE, JACOB.-Age, 42 years. Enlisted, September 22, 1861, at Richford, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, October 4, 1861; discharged: for disability, November 29, 1862, at Convalescent Camp, near Alexandria, Va.

BOLSTER, EDWARD.-Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Cherry Valley, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 17, 1861; re-enlisted as a veteran, January 3, 1864; transferred to Co. B, January 1, 1865; to Veteran Reserve Corps, no date; discharged, February 18, 1865, at Washington, D. C., as of One Hundred and Fourteenth Company, Second Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps.

BOND, THOMAS.-Age, 44 years. Enlisted at Canandaigua, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 4, 1863; wounded in action, June 18, 1864, near Petersburg, Va.; transferred to Co. H, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

BOODGER, WRIGHT.-Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 12, 1863; promoted corporal, no date; transferred to Co. A in December, 1864; to Co. B, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

BOOM, WILLIAM H. H.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October 1, 1861, at Middleburg, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, October 28, 1861; discharged for disability, October 21, 1862, at York, Pa.

BORST, JOSEPH L.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, November 4, 1861, at Middleburg, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, November 6, 1861; deserted, January 17, 1862, at Albany, N. Y.

BORST, MARTIN.-Age, 27 years. Enlisted, November 17,1861, at Middleburg, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, November 19, 1861; deserted, May 16, 1862, at Washington, D.C.

BOSWORTH, GEORGE.-Age, 23 years. Enlisted, December 10, 1861, at Columbus, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. H, January 1, 1862; killed; in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.

BOSWORTH, ORINAL N.-Private, Co. K, Twenty-fourth Infantry; transferred to Co. E, this regiment, May 13, 1863; discharged for disability, July 6, 1864, at Davids Island, New York Harbor.

BOTGER, EDWARD, see Butgar.

BOUCHER, GEORGE.-Private, Co. D, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. A, this regiment, May 25, 1863; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; discharged for disability caused by wound, February 21, 1864, at Mower Hospital, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. Medical and Surgical History-Part III, Volume II Chapter X.--Wounds And Injuries Of The Lower Extremities. Section III.--Injuries Of The Shaft Of The Femur. Cases of Intermediary Amputation in the Middle Third of the Thigh reports his wound as "Boucher, G., Pt., A, 76th New York. July 1, 6, '63. Right; circ. Surg. J.M. Farley, 84th N.Y. Disch'd Feb. 23, '64."

BOUCK, CHRISTOPHER.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 12, 1861, at Middleburg, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, November 7, 1861; transferred to Co. C, December 1, 1864; to Co. E, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

BOUTON, CLINTON D.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 18, 1861, at Dryden, to serve three years; mustered in as corporal, Co. F, October 4, 1861; returned to ranks, prior to June, 1863; transferred to Co. D, July 1, 1864; to Co. G, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865; also borne as Benton.

Bouton appears in photo of the last regimental reunion in 1922.  He is buried in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden, NY - the tombstone is a bit hard to read in the photo, but it appears he died in February 1927. 
Photo courtesy Les Gifford. 

BOUTON, JAMES.-Age, 35 years. Enlisted at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, November 25, 1861; discharged for disability, March 3, 1862, at Washington, D. C.

BOWE, EDWIN A.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, November 4, 1861, at Milford, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, November 7, 1861; discharged for disability, August 11, 1862, at Washington, D. C.

BOWEN, GEORGE O.-Age, 25 years. Enlisted, October 4, 1861, at Willet, to serve three years; mustered in as musician, Co. D, October 10, 1861; captured in action, August 29, 1862 at Bull Run, Va.; paroled, no date; returned to private, no, date; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 10, 1864; transferred to One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28,. 1865.

BOYCE, ALLEN.-Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 22, 1861, at Richford, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, October 4, 1861; discharged for disability, May 20, 1862, at Washington, D. C.; also borne as Boice.   
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BOYCE, LYMAN.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, November 4, 1861, at Candor, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. D, November 5, 1861; discharged for disability, January 13, 1863, at Convalescent Camp, Va.

BRACE, FRANCIS.-Age, 21 Years. Enlisted, November 4, 1861, at Candor, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. D, November 5, 1861; missing in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; discharged, February 7, 1865, at Elmira, N. Y.

BRADLEY, DANIEL.-Private, Co. E, Ninety-third Infantry; transferred to Co. C, this regiment, in January, 1862; killed in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; also borne as "Brodley"; Mother's pension application 257187 cert no. 397935 and eight letters in National Archives.

BRADLEY, JOHN.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Norwich, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 21,1863; deserted, October 19, 1863, near Gainesville, Va., while on the march.

BRADLEY, THADDEUS.-Private, Co. H, Twenty-second Infantry; transferred to Co. B, this regiment, May 28, 1863, to Co. A, July 1, 1864; to Co. I, October 11, 1864; retransferred to Co. A, December 1, 1864; transferred to Co. A, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865; discharged, April 30, 1865, no stated date or place. Also borne as Thadeus..

BRADT, SIMON S.-Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 21, 1861, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. F, October 4, 1861; wounded in action, August 28, 1862, at Gainesville, Va.; December 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va., and May 2, 1863, at Chancellorsville, Va.; transferred to One Hundred and Sixty-third Company, Second Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, no date.

BRADY, PETER.-Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, August 7, 1863; deserted, October 24, 1863, at Thoroughfare Gap, Va.

BRADY, PHILIP.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, August 8, 1863; deserted, May 14, 1864, at Laurel Hill, Va.

BRAGG, JULIUS W.-Age, 28 years. Enlisted, September 22, 1861, at Richford, to serve three years; mustered in as corporal, Co. E, October 4, 1861; deserted, March 1, 1863; returned, November 24, 1864, and assigned to Co. D as a private; again deserted, December 28, 1864, near Petersburg, Va.

BRAYMAN, CHARLES.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 21, 1861, at Albany, to serve three years; mustered in a private, Co. I, October 14, 1861; died of typhoid fever, May 30, 1862, in Patent Office Hospital, Washington, D. C.

BRAZEE, SAMUEL.-Age, 35 years. Enlisted, November 24, 1861, at Summit, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. K, December 4, 1861; discharged for disability, January 13, 1863, at Mt. Pleasant Hospital, Washington, D. C.

BRAZER, FRANKLIN.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Cortland, to serve three Years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, October 9, 1861; captured at South Side Road, October 1, 1864; paroled at North East Ferry, N. C., March 3, 1865; transferred to Co. D, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

BREARLY, JOHN, see Brierly.

BREWER, EDGAR.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 21, 1861, at Homer, to serve three Years; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 5, 1861; discharged for disability, April 10, 1862, at Washington, D. C.

BREYMAN, JAMES M.-Age, 32 years. Enlisted, September 22, 1861, at Richford, to serve three years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. E, October 4, 1861; deserted, January 20, 1863, while on the march, from camp, near Pratts Pond, to Fredericksburg, Va.

BREZEE, ABRAM.-Age, 28 years. Enlisted, December 30, 1861, at Fulton, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, December 31, 1861; deserted, May 14, 1862, at Washington, D. C.

BRIERLY, JOHN.-Private, Co. D, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. A. this regiment, May 25, 1863; killed in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; also borne as Brearly.

BRIGGS, WILLIAM F.-Age, 24 years. Enlisted, September 21, 1861, at Truxton, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 9, 1861; wounded in action, August 28, 1862, at Gainesville, Va.; discharged for disability, caused by wounds, December 8, 1862, at hospital, Georgetown, D. C.

BRINNER, GILBERT.-Age, 26 Years. Enlisted at Woodhull, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, July 18, 1863; wounded in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; transferred to Co. C, October 10, 1864; to Co. E, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

BRINSKE see Beniski

BRISTOL, WILLIAM H.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Canandaigua, to serve three years. and mustered in as private, Co. D, September 4, 1863; wounded in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; transferred to Co. G, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865; also borne as William M.

BROCK, JOHN.-Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Persia, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, August 20, 1863; deserted prior to September, 1863.

BROCK, WESLEY.-Private, Co. D, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. I, this regiment, May 25, 1863; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; died of scorbutis, September 18, 1864, while a prisoner of war; also borne as Brott.

BRODER, HENRY.-Age, 34 years. Enlisted at New York city, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, January 2, 1864; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; died of diarrhea, August 26, 1864, at Andersonville, Ga., a prisoner of war.

BRODLEY, DANIEL, see Bradley,

BRONSON, JAY.-Age, 27 years. Enlisted, October 11, 1861, at Cherry Valley, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. H, October 27, 1861; captured in action, August 29, 1862, at Bull Run, Va.; paroled, no date; re-enlisted as a veteran, January 25, 1864; wounded in action, August 19, 1864, at Weldon Railroad, Va.; transferred to Co. B, January 1, 1865, to Co. C, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.
From Col. Cook's report on Weldon Railroad: "Private Jay Bronson, of Company H, stretcher-bearer, was wounded in the arm, while going to the skirmish line after a wounded man, in the evening." 

BROOKS, CHARLES H.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Oswego, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 14, 1863; deserted, September 8, 1863, at Rappahannock Station, Va.

BROOKS, IRA S.-Age, 40 years. Enlisted, October 3,1861, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. F, October 4, 1861; discharged for disability, April 4, 1862, at Fort Slocum, D. C.

BROOKS, NELSON.-Age, 27 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1863, at Maine, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, July 19, 1863; wounded in action, June 18, 1864, before Petersburg, Va.; transferred to Co. A, November 18, 1864; to Co. A, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865. "Maine" is Maine, New York, in Broome County.

BROTT, WESLEY, see Brock.

BROWN, ALBERT.-Age, 25 years. Enlisted, November 1, 1861, at Otego, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. K, November 30, 1861; captured in action, August 29, 1862, at Manassas, Va.; deserted, October 25, 1862, at Parole Camp, Columbus, Ohio.

BROWN, ALONZO D.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Georgetown, to serve three years. and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 25, 1861; wounded in action, August 28, 1862, at Gainesville, Va.; discharged for disability caused by wounds, February 13, 1864, at Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.

BROWN, CHARLES W.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Busti, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, August 20, 1863; deserted, December 10, 1863, at camp, near Kellys Ford, Va.

BROWN, DAVID.-Age, 32 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1863, at Maine, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, July 19, 1863; transferred to Co. A, November 18, 1864; to Co. A, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865. "Maine" is Maine, New York, in Broome County.

BROWN, GEORGE.-Age, 30 years. Enlisted at East Otto, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 20, 1863; transferred to the Navy in 1864.

BROWN, HENRY.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Rochester, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, August 5. 1863; deserted, November 17, 1863, at Camp Rappahannock Station, Va.

BROWN, IRA,-Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Troupsburg, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, July 18, 1863; wounded in action, May 8, 1864, at Laurel Hill, Va.; died of his wounds, June 1, 1864, at Carver Hospital, Washington, D. C.

BROWN, JOHN.-Age, 27 years. Enlisted at Persia, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, August 20, 1863; discharged for disability, March 10, 1864, at Judiciary Square Hospital, Washington, D.C. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

BROWN, JOHN A.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Ellery, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, August 18, 1863; transferred to Co. A, February 2, 1864; retransferred, April 9, 1864; transferred to U. S. Navy in April, 1864.

BROWN, NATHANIEL G.-Age, 42 years. Enlisted at Georgetown, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B. September 27, 1862; transferred to Invalid Corps, October 30, 1863.
The great-great-grandson of another 76th NY soldier, James Coye, notes that Nathaniel Brown was Coye's brother-in-law. He (David Coye) can be contacted at dcoye@yahoo.com
Brown was born May 22, 1820, in Mt. Desert, Hancock County, Maine. He lived in Georgetown (Madison County) before enlistment, and died April 24, 1911 - Information from E.J. Raus 

BROWN, PETER A.-Corporal, Co. D, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. H, this regiment, May 25, 1863; promoted sergeant, no date; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; released, November 30, 1864, at Savannah, Ga.; transferred to Co. B, January 8, 1865; discharged, June 8, 1865, at Annapolis, Md.

BROWN, WALTER J.-Age, 34 years. Enlisted, August 6, 1863, at Rochester, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 24, 1863; promoted hospital steward, September 18, 1863; returned to the ranks, March 16, 1864, and transferred to Co. F; discharged, January 6, 1865, at Washington, D. C.

BROWN, WILLIAM.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Persia, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, August 20, 1863; deserted, October 19, 1863, while on the march, near Gainesville, Va.

BROWN, WILLIAM H.-Age, 23 years. Enlisted, October 20, 1861, at Carlisle, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. H, October 29, 1861; wounded in action, July, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; promoted sergeant, no date; re-enlisted as a veteran, January 25, 1864; transferred to Co. B, January 1, 1865; to Co. F, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865; discharged, to date March 27, 1865, no place stated.

BROWN, WILLIAM H.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October 22, 1861, at Georgetown, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. D, October 29, 1861; wounded in action, September 14, 1862, at South Mountain, Md.; discharged for disability, March 11, 1863, at Baltimore, Md.; subsequent service in the Navy.

BRUMAGEN, GEORGE.-Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 7, 1863; missing in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; transferred to Co. D, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 31, 1865.

BUCHANAN, JOHN.-Private, Co. D, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. K, this regiment, May 25, 1863; captured in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; deserted at Convalescent Camp, Va., no date.

BUCHANAN, JOHN C.-Private, Co. D, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. K, this regiment, May 25, 1863; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg Pa.; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, March 5, 1864; discharged, July 24, 1865, at Elmira, N. Y., as of Co. F, First Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps.

BUCHANAN, WILLIAM.-Second lieutenant, Co. C, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. D, this regiment, May 24, 1863; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; mustered in as first lieutenant, Co. F, August 2, 1863; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; escaped, no date; discharged, April 21, 1865. Commissioned first lieutenant, January 22, 1864, with rank from August 2, 1863, vice P. Keller died of wounds received in action.

BULKLEY, JOHN M.-Enlisted at Thurston, to serve three, years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, July 15, 1863; said to have been wounded and missing, June 2, 1864, from skirmish line, Cold Harbor, Va.; no further record; see Michael Buckley, Co. A, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry.

BULLARD, ELIJAH H.-Age, 37 years. Enlisted at Machias, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, August 21, 1863; wounded in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; transferred to Co. B, Tenth Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps, October 19, 1864, from which discharged, May 12, 1865, at Washington, D. C.

BULLARD, ELON J., see Ballard.

BULLMAN, LEVI.-Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 13, 1861, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as corporal, Co. G, October 5, 1861; wounded in action, August 28, 1862, at Gainesville, Va.; died of his wounds, November 27, 1862, at Georgetown, D. C. Buried in the Military Asylum Cemetery, Washington, D.C. (now the Soldiers Home National Cemetery)

BUNNELL, ALONZO.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted, November 4, 1861, at Candor, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. D, November 5, 1861; discharged for disability, March 4, 1863, at Frederick, Md.

BURCH, JAMES W.-Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Willet, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, November 11, 1861; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa., and May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; transferred to Co. A, July 1, 1864; to Co. E, October 11, 1864; to Co. D, November 18, 1861; to Co. G, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865; absent sick when transferred and at muster out of company. Also borne as "Birch."

BURDICK, IRA W.-Age, 24 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, at Scott, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. D, October 8, 1861; discharged for disability, December 3, 1862, at New York.
Burdick was born in Spafford (Onondaga County) and lived there before enlistment. He died at the National Soldiers' Home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 12, 1897 - information from E. J. Raus

BURDICK, JAMES.-Age, 27 years. Enlisted at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, August 13, 1863; deserted, October 9, 1863, at Rapidan, Va.

BURKE, CHARLES.-Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, August 10, 1863; deserted, November 8, 1.863, while on the march near Catlett's Station, Va.

BURKETT, THOMAS.-Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Rochester, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, August 7, 1863; deserted, September 24, 1863, at Rapidan River, Va.

BURLINGHAM, TRUMAN.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 15, 1861, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 5, 1861; deserted in September or October, 1862.

BURNHAM, ELBRIDGE R.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 16, 1861, at Pitcher, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. B, October 4, 1861; died of disease, April 1, 1862, at hospital, Fort Massachusetts, D. C. 

Pitcher town records give his occupation as "Farmer". 1865 Census records state his death was from "accidental wounds", and notes that he left no dependents and was buried in Pitcher. Regimental History says he died from "typhoid pneumonia". A letter from Warren Follett describes Burnham's wound and death - apparently he was accidentally shot in the back by Amos Miner as Miner was cleaning his revolver.  

at right, e-Bay auction photo of Ambrotype - note inside case says, 
"Presented to me, Pitcher, Sept 26th , 1861. On Thursday, Died in Washington, April 1, 1862, buried Saturday, 6th inst. P. Pitcher. Elbridge M. Burnham , Soldier of the 76th Reg. "

 

far right, Burnham's tombstone in the Pitcher, NY, cemetery - Mike Brown photo

 
BURNHAM, EUGENE A.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 18, 1861, at East Homer, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, October 4, 1861; transferred to Invalid Corps, July 1, 1863.

Burnham died in 1925 and is buried in the East Homer Cemetery - photo by Mike Brown

BURNHAM, UBERTO ADELBERT.-Age, 23 years. Enrolled, October 4, 1861, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as first sergeant, Co. D, October 5, 1861; as first lieutenant, October 7, 1862; as quartermaster, May 19, 1863; discharged, December 11, 1864, near Petersburg, Va. 
Commissioned first lieutenant, February 6, 1863, with rank from October 7, 1862, vice E. D. Van Slyck discharged; quartermaster, June 1, 18610, with rank from May 19, 1863, vice W. H. Chase transferred to Co. K.

BURR, WILLIAM I.-Private, Co. E, Ninety-third Infantry; transferred to this regiment as hospital steward, January, 1862; discharged, May 19, 1862, at Washington, D. C., by promotion to assistant surgeon, Fifty-ninth Infantry.

BURTON, ORRIN W.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 12, 1861, at Fairville, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, October 4, 1861; transferred to Co. F, September or October, 1862; promoted corporal, prior to June, 1863; sergeant, no date; captured and paroled, no dates; discharged, March 9, 1865, at Elmira, N. Y.

Photo at right from McLean cemetery courtesy Les Gifford. 

BURTON, WARREN P.-Age, 26 years. Enlisted, November 1, 1861, at Oneonta, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. K, November 27, 1861; transferred to Co. E, July 1, 1864; to Co. D, November 18, 1864; discharged, November 22, 1864, near Petersburg, Va.

BUSH, CHARLES.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, October 12, 1861, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. B, October 17, 1861; captured in action, August 29, 1862, near Bull Run, Va., and May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; paroled, no date; transferred to Co. A, One Hundred and Forty. seventh Infantry, January 31, 1865. Transferred to Co. A, Ninety-first New York Infantry, June 5, 1865; mustered out July 3, 1865, near Washington, D.C.
Note: the transfers must have been posthumous. Charles Bush died in prison in Florence, SC, according to the affidavit of William Crozier, and the Regimental History says he died at Andersonville in September 1864.

BUSH, JAMES B.-Private, Co. E, Ninety-third Infantry; transferred to Co. E, this regiment, in January, 1862; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; died of his wounds, August 22, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pa. Mother's pension application in National Archives.

BUSH, JAY W.-Age, 24 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1863, at Nanticoke, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, July 19, 1863; killed in action, May 6, 1864, at the Wilderness, Ira.; also borne as George W. Bush.

BUSH, JOSEPH.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Cherry Valley, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, November 6, 1861; discharged, November 5, 1864, near Petersburg, Va.; Invalid Pension Application in National Archives.

BUSHART, WILLIAM.-Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, August 7, 1863; killed in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.

BUTGAR, EDWARD.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Utica, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, September 16, 1863; transferred to Co. A, no date; retransferred, no date; discharged for disability, March 1, 1864, at Alexandria, Ala.; also borne as Botger.

BUTMAN, HENRY R.-Arge, 28 Years. Enlisted, September 16, 1861, at Groton, to serve three years; mustered in as musician, Co. C, October 15, 1861; discharged for disability, May 30, 1862, at Fort Slocum, D. C.

BUTTERMAN, FREDERICK.-Age, 29 years. Enlisted at Alexandria (typo-see note at right), to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, July 29, 1863; transferred to Co. D, November 8, 1864; discharged, November 15, 1864, near Petersburg, Va. Butterman's place of enlistment should be "Alexander, NY", not "Alexandria". The Alexander census for 1860 lists him as having been born in Germany, and having a wife, Mary, and two children, Fred Jr. (2) and Emily (8). In 1870, he is listed as working for the Erie Railroad (Fred, Jr., appears to have died by then, but there is another son, William, six). In 1893 Butterman applied for a pension, writing:

 "Frederick Butterman, aged 65 years, Attica, New York who being duly sworn, states that I am dependent entirely upon my daily labor for the support of my wife and myself. I am failing in health and I cannot support myself and family any longer. I am in very bad shape, with rheumatism and dyspepsia and general breakup of my health; I also have a bad hernia, so bad that 1 have to wear a truss. My wife has been sick for a long time and for the past four years, she has been entirely helpless."

Mary died in 1894, and around 1907 Butterman married his third wife, Sophia (Richter), who had been working as his housekeeper for some years. It isn't clear if there was another wife between Mary and Sophia, or if Mary was his second wife. Butterman, his wives and one son are buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Attica, New York. 

- Information from Wyoming County Historical Society bulletin.  

BUTTON, BURLINGTON.-Age, 33 years. Enrolled, September 20, 1861., at Pitcher, to serve three years; mustered in as first sergeant, Co. B, October 4, 1861; as first lieutenant, December 13, 1862; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; discharged for disability, caused by wound, November 9, 1863.
Commissioned first lieutenant, February 6, 1863, with rank from December 13, 1862, vice C. D. Crandall killed in action. 
Pitcher town records give his occupation as "Farmer". Medical and Surgical History reports his wound as "Lieut. B. Button, B, 76th New York, aged 46; shot fracture of upper third of left femur; Gettysburg, July 1, 1863; discharged November 9, 1863; nearly 3 inches shortening and false joint."

Polly Lynn, a descendent of Button's ("but can't prove it") supplied the following in April 2010:

Burlington Button was the son of Nathan Button and Abigail. (R. Glen Nye. Button Families of America. 1971.) That's "Abigail of Massachusetts." (1870 federal census, Plymouth, Chenango County, New York. See Abby Button 62.) There are lots of Buttons in Chenango and Madison counties and they are all related back in Rhode Island, Connecticut, or earlier in Massachusetts. Three or four Buttons came to Chenango County in about 1792. Burlington was born in 1828 in Otsego or Chenango County, New York. His Button branch was often in Pharsalia, NY.

According to the newspaper, on 19 October 1851 in South Plymouth, Chenango County, New York (Vital Records [for Chenango County] 1847-1955, vol. IV. cites "November 5, 1851 Chenango Union [newspaper]; researched byChenango County Historian's Office on 16 December 2009.), "Mr. Burrington Button" married the widow Almira Mudge Barstow, called here "Miss Almira Barsto of Plymouth". (The fact they were married is in Alfred Mudge. Memorials: Being a Genealogical Biographical and Historical Account of the name Mudge in America, from 1638 to 1868. p. 94.) Almira Mudge Barstow had already had a child (Mrs. Edwin P. Smith. Vital Records of Chenango County New York before 1880. On p. 224 William and Almira Barstow have a female child.) Perhaps this female child died; the father died of tuberculosis or "rapid consumption" the week the baby was born (31 December 1847 William Barstow died age 25. Town of Oxford records. This form the 19 January 1848 Chenango Union [newspaper].) Both the baby's birth and the father's death were researched by Chenango County Historian's Office). In the 1850 census in Pharsalia, Almira Mudge is listed twice. In August Almira Barstow is working/living with her sister and with people who own a mill. In October Almira Mudge and sister are at home with Mom and Dad and a Silas Button are neighbors (census); Silas has a cousin of sorts, Burlington Button. In 1851, our hero Burlington marries Almira Mudge Barstow and they have two daughters in East Pharsalia: Ella born in 1854 and Florence Adele (Adella or "Dee") born in 1856. Wife Almira dies. Burlington hands over the girls to other people (no record boo hoo). Florence Adele Button goes to a Baptist family, Squire Rathbun and Sarah Maria Haskett (Dee's death certificate). Squire was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of Oxford, made of basswood. Ella goes somewhere and eventually grows up to marry William Davis of Greene and have three children (census and handwritten note in my Mudge book, written by Joseph Graham Harrison.)

My ancestor, Dee Button/Rathbun grows up on a farm. Her new brother, Daniel Squire Rathbun goes off to fight in the Civil War (Robert Rathbun, Historian of Rathbun Family Association). At age 14, Dee and her adopted sister work in someone's home (Robert Rathbun). At about age 18 she marries Joseph Andrew Harrison. They farm and run a grocery together in Binghamton.

Meanwhile in about 1859/1860, Burlington Button, remarries 15-year old Adeline DeEtte (census. Dana O'Meara supplies Adeline's last name). At Pitcher, New York, on 20 September 1861 Burlington age 33 enlists in the Civil War for 3 years. On 4 October 1861, he is mustered in as a sergeant and finishes as a lieutenant. Nye writes that Button fought at Gettysburg. There on July 1 most likely between 10 AM and noon (Sears), Burlington was hit in the leg (femur). He was discharged 9 November 1863 (research done by Linda Mizell, local registrar of the Daughters of the American Revolution.). Back home he seems to have recruited soldiers and sold war bonds (Manual for the Use of the Legislature of the State of New York. 1882 List of "Commissioners for Loaning United States Deposit Funds." 1 January 1882.) Burlington Button of Lee Center was appointed 1880. Maybe he was not selling war bonds so much as lending money?

After the war, Burlington and Adeline have six children: Jennie born 1865, Hattie, Helen, Lewis, Ralph, and Carrie born 1882 (Dana O'Meara e-mail, descendant of niece of Ralph). Various records have him as a school teacher (census), a lawyer (Directory Chenango County Pharsalia Township 1869-1870. Found on rootsweb.ancestry.com) and as Justice of Sessions (Mudge Memorials book before 1868). He is also a farmer (census). And he paid taxes to the I.R.S. (ancestry.com). He was in the somewhat poor category.

Burlington Button died 3 May 1893 and is buried at Lee Valley Cemetery, in Lee, Oneida County, New York (Lee Valley Cemetery website). A photo shows that some kind person has put a flag on his grave (Thomas Gray, Guilford Town Historian).

As best I can tell, my ancestor, Florence Adele or Dee, had no memories of her father since she last saw him at age two. Obviously, I would not have any letters or war objects since Dee was "adopted" before the Civil War. Contact was made with the Buttons in the 1930s when Ralph Button, Burlington's son, drove from NY to outside Boston to meet Dee Harrison (24 March 2010 letter from Dorothy V. Meadows who was in the car. This is my only document that has Dee as the daughter of Burlington Button. The Mudge Memorials book simply has Burlington and Almira, she id dead, "two children".) Burlington's daughter, Dee, died in 1954 at age 98 (death certificate for Adele Rathbun Harrison from Binghamton). Her adoptive parents are named on the death certificate.

BYINGTON, MARVIN.-Age, 24 years. Enlisted, November 27, 1861, at Dundee, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, January 15, 1862; captured in action July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; paroled, December 28, 1863, at City Point, Va..; deserted, March 5, 1864; returned, June 12, 1864; again deserted, June 15, 1864.  Listed in New York Times, January 4, 1864, "The Paroled Prisoners, List of Those Arrived at Annapolis, Dec. 29, Their Improved Condition" 

BYRAM, SAMUEL M. - Age, 23 Years. Enrolled, September 19, 1861, at Virgil, to serve three years; mustered in as first sergeant, Co. A, October 4, 1861; as second lieutenant, March 16,1862; as first lieutenant, Co. E, September 1, 1862; as captain, Co. D, February 20, 1863; Wounded in action, June 18, 1864, at Petersburg,Va.; discharged for disability, November 29, 1864.
Commissioned second lieutenant, April 25, 1862, with rank from March 11, 1862, vice H. W. Pierce,, promoted; first lieutenant, October 14, 1862, with rank from September 1, 1862, vice R. Williams, killed in action; captain, February 6, 1863, with rank from December 19, 1862, vice C. L. Watrous, discharged,


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