76th NY Roster-P


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.

PAINE, JAMES H.-Age, 27 years. Enlisted at Woodhull, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, July 18, 1863; captured in action, June 1, 1864, near Cold Harbor, Va.; paroled, December 6, 1864, at Charleston, S. C.; transferred to Co. D, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 31, 1865; also borne as Payne.

PALMER, LEARTUS.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 30, 1861; discharged for disability, November 8, 1862, at Mt. Pleasant General Hospital, Washington, D. C.

Palmer was born in Columbus, Chenango County New York, Sept. 8, 1840. His father was named Rensselaer. He was a farm laborer living in Chenango County and DeRuyter, Madison County before enlistment. He married Jennie Nichols in 1867. He died in DeRuyter Aug. 25, 1892. - personal communication from Ed Raus
PALMERTON, JAMES B.-Age, 34 years. Enlisted at Berkshire, to serve three years, and mustered in as wagoner, Co. E, November 9, 1861; returned to company as private, no date; died, June 24, 1864, of wounds received in action, near Petersburg, Va.

Palmerton was buried in City Point-now known as US National Cemetery in Hopewell, Va in grave 719 - see photo below.  


Tom Canfield Photo

The 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. Fatal Cases of Primary Amputation in the Middle Third of the Thigh, reports Palmerton's wound as follows: "Palmerten, J. D., Pt., E, 76th New York. June 18, 18, '64. Right. Surg. G. W. Metcalf, 76th N.Y. Died June. 1864."

 

James was born in Milton, NY. His parents were Nathaniel Palmerton and Mary Secur. His wife was named Viana Conklin. She seemed to be unlucky with husbands during the war. James and Viana were married 5/24/1845 and James who joined the 76th NYVI was killed June of 1864 (age 34), she remarried to Abram S. Holland, who joined Co. G 185th Reg. NYVI, who died in Washington, DC May 19, 1865 (age 27)and is buried in Hartwell Road Cemetery, Berkshire. 

I visited the entire Petersburg lines and all four locations that the 76th NYVI fought. I also found out from the Park Officials how he actually was killed. He fought in the early fighting on the AOP right flank, when Grant first tried to penetrate Lee's lines. He was listed by hospital records as severely wounded in the right leg, amputation necessary. He was taken to City Point hospital and died 6 days later. You will notice a brown spot on the ground in front of the stone...that is a bit of Berkshire, NY soil I took down and placed there. I believe I am the first from the family to visit his grave, it was honor to do so.

I have copies of James B. Palmerton's company muster roll for the following:

 June 30, 1863- listed as Present- "Court Martial- Fine Brig. Gen. Cutler approved $10", signed C. G. Powell

July and August 1863- "sick in hospital Washington", signed C. G. Powell

July 1863- Absent- "sick in hospital in Washington", signed W. Calhoun?

August 1863 (listed as J. B. Barrister, but noted on bottom: "Filed with James B. Palmerton no J.B. Barrister on rolls")- "absent sick Hosp. Washtn.", signed Merrill?

Sept. & Oct. 1863- "Returned to duty Sept. 15, 1863" signed Housel? 

May and June 1864- "Died June 23, 1864 of wounds received at Petersburg, Va., Jany (underlined) 18, 1864."

Near Petersburg, Va. Nov. 18, 1864- appears on Co. Muster Roll- Last paid Feby. 29, 1864, Remarks: "Died June 24/64 of wounds received in action at Petersburg, Va., June 18/64.

- Above from Tom Canfield - tcanfield6@stny.rr.com

 

PANGBURN, CHARLES H.-Age, 34 years. Enlisted, August 5, 1863, at Rochester, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 24, 1863; transferred to Co. I, July 1, 1864; captured in action, October 1, 1864, near Pegram House, Va.; died, December 4, 1864, in hospital, Salisbury, N. C., a prisoner of war.

PANGBURN, SAMUEL S.-Age, 24 years. Enlisted, December 6, 1861, at Owego, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. F, December 17, 1861; deserted prior to April, 1863.

PARCE, JUDSON E.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 17, 1861, at Pitcher, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. B, October 4, 1861; wounded in action, August 29, 1862, near Bull Run, Va.; discharged for disability caused by wounds, January 12, 1863, at Washington, D. C.
From NY GenWeb website: "on furlough, sick at home at Pitcher, NY" during January, 1862; rejoined regiment Jan. 30, 1862; WIA Aug. 29, 1862 at Second Bull Run; 30-day furlough from Nov. 25, 1862 to Dec. 26, 1862; discharged for wounds Jan. 12, 1863 at Carver Hospital, Washington, DC; applied for pension Feb. 4, 1863, eventually received $6 monthly; could not farm anymore, was lame and had nervous condition; wed Frances A. Meade at Laurens, NY Nov. 10, 1868; Judson "shot himself in the head while temporarily insane" Dec. 26, 1884; Frances died October 22, 1916.

PARIN, JOHN.-Private, company and regiment not stated; transferred to Co H, this regiment, prior to February, 1864; wounded in action, May 9, 1864, at Spotsylvania, Va.; discharged for disability caused by wounds, September 16, 1864, at Albany, N. Y.

PARISH, NATHAN.-Private, Co. G, Twenty-fourth Infantry; transferred to Co. K, this regiment, May 13, 1863; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; paroled, no date; discharged, February 8, 1865, at Elmira, N. Y.

PARKER, SYLVANUS E.-Age, 30 years. Enlisted, September 29, 1861, at De Ruyter, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 9, 1861; re-enlisted as a veteran, March 30, 1864; promoted sergeant, September 1, 1864; transferred to Co. H, October 20, 1864; to Co. B, January 1, 1865; to Co. G, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28,1865.

PARKER, WILLIAM P.-Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Hornellsville, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, July 18, 1863; wounded in action, June 2, 1864, at Cold Harbor, Va.; transferred to Co. G, October 11, 1864; to Co. E, October 20, 1864; to Co. A, November 18, 1864; discharged, July 6, 1865, at Campbell Hospital, Washington, D. C. 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, reports on Parker's wound as follows: "CASE.--Private William G. Parker, Co. A. 76th New York Volunteers, aged 32 years, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 2d, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the cranium. He was, on the following (lay, admitted to the hospital of the 4th division, Fifth Corps, where the operation of trephining was performed. On June 12th, he was sent to the Campbell Hospital, Washington, where he was discharged from the service on July 10th, 1865. He is not a pensioner. The case is reported by Assistant Surgeon J. S. Billings, U. S. A."

PARKS, JOHN.-Private, Co. D, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. B, this regiment, May 25, 1863; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, April 17, 1864; discharged, July 25, 1865, as of Co. H, Eighteenth Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps; also borne as James.

PARKS, ROBERT.-Private, Co. D, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. B, this regiment, May 25, 1863; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; paroled no date; transferred to Co. I, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

PARMER, WILLIAM H.-Age, 23 years. Enlisted, October 1, 1861, at Springfield, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 14, 1861; promoted corporal prior to April, 1863; sergeant, June 1, 1863; returned to ranks no date; transferred to Co. I, July 1, 1864; mustered out with company, December 1, 1864.

PARR, ANDREW H.-Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Auburn, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, July 23 , 1863; promoted corporal prior to April, 1864; wounded in action, May 6, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; died of his wounds, May 29, 1864, at Judiciary Square Hospital, Washington, D. C.

PARSLOE, JACOB.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted, December 4, 1861, at Middleburg, to serve three ears; mustered in as private, Co. I, December 7, 1861; wounded in action, August 28, 1862, at Gainesville, Va.; died of his wounds, October 3, 1862, at Clifbourne Hospital, Washington, D. C.
Name is apparently misspelled - should be "Parslow". Listed as buried in the Military Asylum Cemetery, Washington, D.C. (now the Soldiers Home National Cemetery).
My husband is a direct descendant of Alexander Parslow (his great-grandfather), Jacob's brother. Jacob was married to Anna Elizabeth Slater and, after he died, she married his brother Alexander. - Lynn D. Julian, mailto:wlj1@compuserve.com

PARSLOE, WILLIAM H.-Age, 25 years. Enlisted, October 30, 1861, at Cooperstown, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, November 2, 1861; promoted sergeant, November 1, 1864; mustered out with company, December 1, 1864.
Name should be spelled "Parslow". See letter file for his brother Jacob Parslow for a letter from William.

PARSLOW, JOHN B.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted, November 25, 1861, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. B, November 26, 1861; discharged for disability, January 27, 1863, at Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, Va.; also borne as Porslow; subsequent service Co. C, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry.

PARSONS, WILLIAM H., see Pierson.

PATTERSON, EDWARD L.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 16, 1861, at Groton, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, October 5, 1861; wounded in action, September 14, 1862, at South Mountain, Md.; mustered out with company, November 8, 1864.

PATTERSON, EDWARD M.-Age, 44 years. Enlisted, September 16, 1861, at Groton, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, October 5, 1861; discharged for disability, April 14, 1862, at Fort Slocum, D. C.

PATTERSON, ERASTUS.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, November 1, 1861, at Oneonta, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. K, November 27, 1861; deserted, January 20, 1863, near Pratts Point, Va.

PATTERSON, GEORGE F.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 16, 1861, at Groton, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, October 5, 1861; discharged for disability, December 31, 1862, at Convalescent Camp, Va.

PATTERSON, HUGH J.-Private, Co, G, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. C, this regiment, May 25, 1863; captured in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; paroled prior to October, 1863; transferred to Co. A, November 8, 1864; to Co. B, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

PATTERSON, ROBERT--Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, August 10, 1863; no further record.

PATTRIDGE, STEPHEN J.-Age, 27 years. Enlisted, at Prattsburg, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, July 16, 1863; died of disease, November 5, 1863, at Catletts Station, Va.

PAYMENT, FRANK.-Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 7,1863; transferred to Co. I, October 11, 1864; to Co. C, December 1, 1864; to Co. I, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

PAYNE, JAMES H., see Paine.

PAYSON, WILLIAM H.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted, January 14, 1862, at Albany, to serve three years.; mustered in as private, Co. G, January 15, 1862; wounded in action, June 19, 1864, before Petersburg, Va.; transferred to Co. H, October 20, 1864; to Co. B, January 1, 1865; discharged, January 16, 1865, near Petersburg, Va.

PEAK, EGBERT.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Homer, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 24, 1861; discharged for disability, February 12, 1863, at Philadelphia, Pa.
PEAK, WILLIAM.-Age, 43 years. Enlisted at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, October 21, 1861; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, February 6, 1864.
Andrew Palm, superintendent of the Cortland Rural Cemetery notes: "As I was rummaging about in the Freetown Cemetery, I [came] across a … barely readable marble marker for William Peak of the 76th NY just to the right of the center driveway as you enter the cemetery."

PEARSON, WILLIAM H. - see Pierson

PEASE, JOSEPH N.-Age, 36 years. Enlisted, October 7,1861, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, October 12, 1861; discharged for disability, July 7, 1862, at Washington, D. C. Joseph Norton Pease was born in Lisle, Broome County, Dec. 1, 1824. His parents were Philo and Polly (Orton). He married Susan Jane Marsh in 1847. He was a farmer living in Tioga County before enlistment. He married Maggie Hammond in 1887. He died Owego, Tioga County Nov. 12, 1902. - personal communication from Ed Raus
PECK, ELI E.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, October 3, 1861, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. B, October 4, 1861; wounded in action, August 28,1862, at Gainesville, Va.; discharged for disability caused by wounds, January 20, 1863, at Washington, D. C.  Regimental History (pg. 125), says: "Eli E. Peck, of Company B, was severely wounded, the ball passing nearly through his body at the hips. In the course of the afternoon, two surgeons, one belonging to the "Iron Brigade", and one a rebel surgeon, came to him and commenced searching for the ball. They found it necessary to extract it - a most painful operation, now that nearly twenty-four hours had elapsed since the wound was made. They had no chloroform, and it was important that he should remain perfectly quiet. They told him to show himself a man by holding still, and if clenching the teeth and remaining stoical, while your devoted self is being cut and mangled by the surgeon's knife, is an evidence of manhood, Eli E. Peck is a model man. 'Take that', said the surgeon, handing him a large-sized spherical ball, bruised by his own bones, 'and show your sweetheart.' Peck carries the ball to this day, as a memento of Gainsville."

PECK, STILES I.-Age, 26 years. Enlisted, September 16,1861, at Groton, to serve three years; mustered in as. private, Co. C, October 5, 1861; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps prior to October, 1863; retransfered, February 10, 1864; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; died, January 29, 1865, at Salisbury, N. C., a prisoner of war.

PECKHAM, LAWTON J.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, December 16, 1861; died of typhoid pneumonia, March 9, 1862, at Fort Slocum, D. C. Lawton Joseph Peckham was born in Georgetown, Madison County in 1846. His parents were Joseph and Barbara Utter. When his father refusted to let him enlist at Georgetown he ran away to Cortland County to enlist in the 76th. - personal communication from Ed Raus

PEDLEY, JAMES.-Age, 38 years. Enlisted at Syracuse, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, August 19, 1863; wounded in action, June 13, 1864, near Petersburg, Va.; died of his wounds, July 31, 1864, at Portsmouth Grove, R. I.

PELHAM, BENJAMIN.-Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 16, 1861, at Dryden, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. F, October 4, 1861; discharged for disability, May 26, 1862, at Washington, D. C.

PEMBER, LEWIS P.-Age, 26 years. Enlisted, October 25, 1861, at Willett, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. B, October 28, 1861; discharged for disability, June 12, 1862, at Washington, D. C.

PENDALL, CHARLES W.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted, January 2, 1862, at Unadilla, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. K, January 4, 1862; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 28, 1864; transferred to Co. G, no date; to Co. H, October 20, 1864; to Co. B, January 1, 1865; to Co. D, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.
PENDER, THEODORE G.-Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, October 21, 1861; re-enlisted as a veteran, January 26, 1864; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; paroled, no date; transferred to Co. K, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 31, 1865; also borne as Pinder. 

The AG report is incorrect - Pinder was not paroled, and his transfer to the 147th was posthumous. The Regimental History says "died at Andersonville". Pinder is buried in the East Homer Cemetery, and is listed on the Civil War Monument there, which gives his date of death as September 28, 1864 and spells his name "Pinder" - photo by Mike Brown

PENNY, ANDREW.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Norwich, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September 21, 1863; transferred to Co. A, November 18, 1864; to Co. B, One Hundred and Forty-seventh, Infantry, January 28, 1865; also borne as Pinny.

PENSONS, VENSONS, see Vincent Puncience.

PEPPER, CHARLES.-Age, 43 years. Enlisted at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, August 11, 1863; deserted, May 5, 1864.

PERKINS, HENRY.-Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, December 3, 1861; deserted, May 18, 1862, at Fort Slocum, D. C.

PERRY, DANIEL M.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 22, 1861, at Richford, to serve three years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. E, October 4, 1861; wounded in action, August 28, 1862, at Gainesville, Va.; discharged for disability, January 31, 1863, at Georgetown, D. C.
Perry wrote an article entitled "From the Rapidan to Groveton" after the war, probably for the National Tribune. He was living in Washington, NJ at the time. 

PERRY, EDWARD M.-Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 21, 1861, at Homer, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 5, 1861; deserted, May 20, 1862, at Washington, D. C.

PERRY, GEORGE W.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Wilson, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, July 29, 1863; discharged for disability, October 29, 1863, at Washington, D. C.

PERRY, JACKSON.-Private, Co. F, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. F, this regiment, May 25, 1863; deserted, to date October 22, 1862, at Bakersville, Md.; also borne as Perry Jackson.

PERSONS, CHARLES E.-Private, Co. K, Twenty-fourth Infantry; transferred to Co. E, this regiment, May 13, 1863; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; died of his wounds, July 15, 1863.

PERSONS, WILLIAM H.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 24, 1861, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. F, October 11,1861; killed, June 17, 1862, by the explosion of the gunboat "Mound City."
Also known as “William Hix”. See “The 76th New York and the Navy” for the story of the Mound City.

PETERS, GEORGE.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October 8, 1861, at Preble, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. F, October 9, 1861; promoted corporal prior to June, 1863; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; returned to ranks, no date; transferred to Co. D, July 1, 1864; discharged, October 24, 1864, near Petersburg, Va.

PETERSON, DE FOREST.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, December 10, 1861; discharged for disability, August 23, 1862, at Washington, D. C.

PETERSON, JOHN J.-Age, 33 years. Enlisted at Auburn, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, July 25, 1863; deserted, September 25, 1863, at camp, near Culpeper, Va.

PETRIE, HENRY.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, at Alexander, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Ca. I, July 29, 1863; discharged for disability, January 4, 1864, at Culpeper, Va.

PETTIE, HARRISON.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October 1, 1861, at Decatur, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 14, 1861; discharged for disability, December 19, 1863, at New York city.

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

PFLUGER, JACOB.-Age, 40 years. Enlisted, at Boston, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, January 5, 1864; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; died, September 3, 1864, at Andersonville, Ga., a prisoner of war.
Ann McCarthy, a descendent of Jacob Pfluge(r), indicates that his last name should really be "Pfluge" (no "r"), and on his grave at Andersonville he is listed as "Fluke". 

PHELPS, JOHN H.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted, October 1, 1861, at New York Mills, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. B, October 31, 1861; discharged for disability, February 20, 1863, at Washington, D. C.

PHELPS, JOSEPH.-Age, 28 years. Enlisted, January 2, 1862 at Unadilla, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. K, January 4, 1862;.transferred to Co. G, July 1, 1864, to Co. D, October 20, 1864; discharged, January 3, 1865, near Petersburg, Va.

PHENIS, BARNARD.-Age, 29 years. Enrolled, October 11, 1861, at Cherry Valley, to serve three years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. H, November 16, 1,861; promoted first sergeant prior to April, 1863; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. C, August 15, 1863; as first lieutenant, Co. D, March 11, 1864; wounded in action, August 18, 1864, at Weldon Railroad, Va. died of his wounds same date, at Division Hospital.
Commissioned second lieutenant, July 31, 1863, with rank from May 19, 1863, vice L. Davis, promoted; first lieutenant, February 17, 1864, with rank from November 9, 1863, vice L. Davis discharged.

PHILLIPS, JAMES H.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 4, 1861, at Homer, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. B, October 8, 1861; captured in action, August 28, 1862, at Gainesville, Va.; paroled, no date; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, February 20, 1864.

PICKENS, ALVIN.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted, October 18, 1861, at Cooperstown, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, October 21, 1861; discharged for disability, March 15, 1862.

PICKET, ROBERT.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, November 5,1861, at Cherry Valley, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. H, November 8, 1861; deserted, May 18, 1862, at Washington, D. C.

PIERCE, BENTON.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted, at Homer, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 17, 1861; deserted in October, 1861, at Camp Campbell.

PIERCE, HERSCHEL W.-Age, 42 years. Enrolled, October 9, 1861, at Dundee, to serve three years; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. A, January 16, 1862; as first lieutenant, March 11, 1862; as captain, December 20, 1862; discharged, October 10, 1864, near Petersburg, Va.
Commissioned second lieutenant, January 17, 1862, with rank from January 13, 1862, original; first lieutenant, April 25, 1862, with rank from March 11, 1862, vice C. H. George resigned; captain, February 6, 1863, with rank from December 20, 1862, vice A. J. Grover discharged.
See "Letters of Albert Hilton" for a letter Pierce sent to Hilton's father regarding his death.

PIERCE, RALPH.-Age, 38 years. Enlisted, November 4,1861, at Middleburg, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, November 6, 1861; wounded in action, August 28, 1862, at Gainesville, Va.; mustered out with company, December 1, 1864.
Personal Communication from Kathy Caprio Albaum, a descendent of Pierce's: This is what I have on Ralph Pierce:
b. April 29, 1822: In the book "Military Records of Schoharie County Veterans of Four Wars" by George H. Warner, published in 1891, in the section of the War of the Rebellion, it says; Ralph Pierce. Middleburgh. Farmer; married; age 38; enlisted November 4, 1861; wounded at Gainesville, Va. by gunshot entering right hip and coming out at the knee; treated at Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, for a year and transferred as nurse to the Division Hospital of First Corps, to which his regiment belonged; served in that capacity until the expiration of his term of enlistment, December 1, 1864; Middleburg, NY; farmer. Children, Mary(wife), William, John, Peter, Rebecca, Nehemiah, Hezekiah, Annie. In Ralph Pierce's pension papers NY 76th Vol of NY it states he also served as a cook and ambulance driver as well as nurse - every quarter the tasks changed. Ralph 's occupation was listed as a stone mason in Kitty Pierce's research. Ralph and Mariah were married by Henry R. Briggs, JP. In "Burials in the Stone Fort Cemetary at Schoharie, NY" by Frank D. Andrews, 1917. P. 19 Under Mix Section - William Pierce, B. May 8, 1821 d Feb. 22, 1894.
Contact information:
Caprio Genealogy Page e-mail: katalbaum@aol.com Kathy Caprio Albaum 2750 Ward Road Millington TN 38053-7424 901-873-2671

PIERCE, SYLVANUS S.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, August 11, 1863; transferred to Co. G, February 2, 1864; retransferred, April 12, 1864; transferred to Co. B, January 1, 1865; to Co. D, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

PIERCE, THOMAS.-Age, 44 years. Enlisted at Oswego, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 4, 1863; discharged for disability, April 21, 1864, at Culpeper, Va

PIERSON, WILLIAM H.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, at Niagara, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, July 28, 1863; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; transferred to Co. K, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 31, 1865; also borne as Parsons.
Name was actually "Pearson" - 19th century spelling was somewhat loose at times. 
Thomas Zurenda (TomZ04@msn.com) writes: "He died on August 17, 1864 at Andersonville Prison, GA of dysentery.  He is buried in Grave #6005 Andersonville Prison Cemetary, GA.  He is buried under the name of PIARSONS, WILLIAM H."

PIKE, GARRET S.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, October 12,1861, at Greene, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. D, October 14, 1861; re-enlisted as a veteran, January 2, 1864; killed in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.

PINCEUS, VENSONS, see Vincent Puncience.

PINCHEN, WALDO.-Age, 23 years. Enlisted, at Orwell, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, July 18, 1863; captured in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; paroled, no date; transferred to Co. F, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 31, 1865.

PINDER, JAMES L.-Age, 28 years. Enlisted, at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 10, 1861; transferred to Co. G, October 11, 1864; to Co. E, October 20, 1864; to Co. A, November, 1864; to Co. C, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

PINDER, JOHN.-Private, Co. D, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. D, this regiment, May 25, 1863; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; deserted same date.

PINDER, THEODORE G., see Pender.

PINDER, TRUMAN.-Age, 27 years. Enlisted, at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, December 3, 1861; wounded in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; transferred to Co. G, October 11, 1864; to Co. E, October 20, 1864; to Co. A, November 18, 1864; to Co. C, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

PINDOR, LYMAN R.-Age, 26 years. Enlisted, at Cortland, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October 11, 1861; wounded in action, June 20, 1864, near Petersburg, Va.; transferred to Co. H, October 20, 1864; to Co. B, January 1, 1865; to Co. I, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

PINKHAM, COMFORT.-Age, 33 years. Enlisted, at Canandaigua, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 25, 1863; transferred to Seventh Wisconsin Infantry as a deserter from that regiment.

PINNY, ANDREW, see Penny.
 
 
PITTS, RULANDUS.-Private, Co. F, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. F, this regiment, May 25, 1863; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; discharged for disability, August 26, 1864, at Rochester, N.Y. 

Pitts survived the war, and much later moved to California. His daughter, Zasu Pitts, was a well-known actress in movies and TV. For more information, see his detail web page

PITTS, WELLER.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 1, 1861, at Middleburg, to serve three years; mustered in as corporal, Co. I, October 14, 1861; discharged for disability, April 24, 1862, at Fort Massachusetts, D. C.

PITTSLEY, CHARLES H.-Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Nanticoke, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, July 17, 1863; transferred to Co. A, November 18, 1864; to Co. B, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

PIXLEY, BENJAMIN--Age, 21 years. Enlisted, November 1, 1861, at Oneonta, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. K, November 30, 1861; deserted, January 8, 1862, at Cherry Valley, N. Y.

POLARD, JAMES H.-Age, 29 years. Enlisted at Lairdsville, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, November 1, 1861; deserted in January, 1862, at Cherry Valley, N. Y.
POOKE, W. - Buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery, not listed in AG roster (Mike Brown photo, April 2001)

POOLER, HENRY D.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 21, 1861, at De Ruyter, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 28, 1861; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; promoted corporal, September or October, 1863; mustered out with company, October 20, 1864.

POOLER, LAFAYETTE.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, October 21, 1861, at De Ruyter, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 28, 1861; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; mustered out with company, October 20, 1864.

POOLER, WILLIAM L.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October 21, 3.861, at De Ruyter, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 28, 1861; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; died of his wounds, July 13, 1863.

PORSLOW, JOHN B., see Parslow.

PORTER, JOHN W.-Age 23 years. Enlisted at Albany to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, December 24, 1861; wounded in action, September 14, 1862, at South Mountain, Md.; captured and paroled, no date; transferred to Co. I, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 31, 1865; also borne as Potter.

POST, GEORGE M.--Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 16, 1861, at Groton, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, October 5, 1861; mustered out with company, November 8, 1864.

POTTER, CHAUNCEY D.-Age, 35 years. Enlisted, September 20, 1861, at Union Valley, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, October 4, 1861; discharged for disability, September 23, 1862, at Washington, D. C.

POTTER, IRA C.-Age, 25 years. Enrolled, October 1, 1861, at Utica, to serve three years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. A, October 4, 1861; promoted first sergeant, February 20, 1863; sergeant-major, July, 1, 1863; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. I, to date March 31, 1863; first lieutenant, Co. E, November 29, 1863; captain, May 6, 1864; mustered out with company November 18, 1864.
Commissioned second lieutenant, July 31, 1863, with rank from February 22, 1863, vice P. S. Clark promoted; first lieutenant, February 17, 1864, with rank from November 9, 1863, vice J. D. Clyde promoted; captain, September 16, 1864, with rank from May 5, 1864, vice N. G. Bartholomew killed in action.

POTTER, JOHN F.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, October 1, 1861, at Utica, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, October 4, 1861; discharged for disability, February 26, 1863, at Washington, D.C.
Potter wrote a number of columns as a "regular correspondent" to the Cortland Gazette and Banner, under the pseudonym "JFP". His columns for December 1861, and January, February, March, April and May 1862 are available on this website.

POTTER, JOHN W., see Porter,

POTTER, WALDO.-Age, 18 years, Enlisted, September 20, 1861, at Union Valley to serve three Years; mustered in as private, Co. A, October 4, 1861; discharged for disability, December 3, 1862, at New York city.
Re-enlisted at Norwich, and mustered in as private, Co. G, 2nd New York Heavy Artillery, January 4, 1864; wounded by a ball in left shoulder June 10, 1864, at Cold Harbor; wounded June 15, 1864 contusion to left foot, thigh and left shoulder by shell; wounded July 3, 1864 contusion to left foot by shell; wounded, gun shot wound right thigh, in action April 7th 1865 near City Point, Va.; Died April 7, 1865 from wound. Note: Reg. History has date of death as April 8th.

POTTER, WILLIAM B.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 26, 1861, at Union Valley, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, October 4, 1861; died, February 19, 1862, at Washington, D. C.
The regimental history reports that Potter died of "typhoid pneumonia", an epidemic of which hit the camp at Meridian Hill soon after the 76th New York arrived on February 4, 1862. "It is a solemn reality to die, even among friends. With sad hearts we followed his body to the depot, and he sleeps now in his native town (Taylor), the first offering of the Seventy-sixth at the bloody shrine of this unholy rebellion."
Actually, Potter was not the first to die - that distinction belongs to Seymour Schermerhorn, who caught measles and was left behind when the Regiment left Albany. He died there on January 18, 1862.
William Potter featured in news reports recently. In 1992, his tombstone was found in a Florida junk yard, and was purchased by Ted and Birgit Blommel of Lutz, Florida. They embarked on a hunt for Potter. Eventually, they made contact with the remaining Potters, and his marker was returned to his burial place in Potter Hill Cemetery in Taylor, New York, on August 28, 1998, in a ceremony attended by over 75 people - family, Civil War re-enactors and Major Grover CWRT Chairman Dick Crozier.

POWELL, LORENZO.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Tyrone, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, July 27, 1863; discharged for disability February 11, 1864, at Camp Distribution, Va.

POWELL, SANFORD M.-Private, Co. H, Third infantry; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. E, this regiment, December 18, 1861; discharged, February 11, 1863. Commissioned second lieutenant, January 17, 1862, with rank from December 12, 1861, original.

POWELL, WILLIAM E.-Age, 34 years. Enlisted, October 1, 1861, at Springfield, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 14, 1861; captured and paroled, no date; killed in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.

POWELL, WILLIAM H.-Age, 24 years. Enrolled, September 1, 1861, at Richford, to serve three years; mustered in as captain, Co. E, October 9, 1861; discharged, March 13, 1863.
Commissioned captain, January 17, 1862, with rank from October 4, 1861, original.

POWERS, THOMAS.--Corporal, Co. F, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. E, this regiment, May 25, 1863; discharged for disability, December 31, 1863, at Convalescent Camp, Va.

POWERS, WILLIAM.-Corporal, Co. A, Thirtieth Infantry; transferred to Co. H, this regiment, May 25, 1863; returned to ranks, no date; transferred to Co. G, February 2, 1864; retransferred, April 12, 1864; transferred to Co. B, January 1, 1865; to Co. H, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

POWERS, WILLIAM.-Age, 39 years Enlisted at Oswego, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, August 25, 1863; promoted corporal, January 21, 1864; captured in action, May 6, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va,.; paroled, April 1, 1865; discharged, June 22,1865, at New York city.

PRATT, CHARLES F.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, October 1, 1861, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, October 4, 1861; killed in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.
 
 
PRATT, FRANKLIN F.-Age, 26 years. Enlisted, October 1, 1861, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, October 4, 1861; promoted corporal, January 8, 1864; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864; transferred to United States Marine Corps, July 31, 1864.

PRATT, GEORGE F.-Age, 26 years. Enlisted, October 15, 1861, at Groton, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, October 18, 1861; discharged for disability, March 18, 1862, at Fort Slocum, D. C. Pratt is buried as George W Pratt in the Baptist Corners Cemetery in Spencer, NY, with his wife Cordelia, who died March 9, 1890. 

PRENTICE, GIDEON.-Age, 24 years. Enlisted, September 22, 1861, at Truxton, to serve three years; mustered in as first sergeant, Co. E, October 9, 1861; returned to ranks no date; discharged for disability, December 19, 1862, at Frederick, Md.

PRETT, ALEXANDER.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, at Persia, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co.. G, August 22, 1863; deserted, September 5, 1863, at Rapidan River, Va.

PRICE, EUGENE.-Age, 22 years. Enlisted, at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 12, 1863; transferred to Co. I, July 1, 1864; to Co. C, December 1, 1864; to Co. C, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

PROPER, DANIEL M.-Age, 35 years. Enlisted, October 21, 1861, at Middleburg, to serve three years; mustered in as corporal, Co. I, October 22, 1861; returned to ranks prior to April, 1862; deserted, January 19, 1863, at Pratts Point, Va.

PULLING, GEORGE Z.-Age, 28 years. Enlisted, October 1, 1861, at Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as wagoner, Co. A October 4, 1861; discharged for disability, February 4, 1863, at Hospital, Kalorama Heights, Washington, D. C.

PUNCIENCE, VINCENT.-Age, 33 years. Enlisted, at Buffalo, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 8, 1863; wounded in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; transferred to Co. G, October 11, 1864; to Co. E, October 10, 1864; to Co. A, November 18, 1864; to Co. B, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865; also borne as Vensons Pensons and Vensons Pinceus.
PUTERBAUGH, ISAAC.-Age, 43 years. Enlisted, November 1, 1861, at South Cortland, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, November 15,1861; discharged for disability, September 14, 1862, at Washington, D. C.

Puterbaugh was born Oct. 21, 1817, and died June 6, 1891. He is buried in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden, NY 

Les Gifford Photo

PUTMAN, JOHN.-Age, 20 years. Enlisted, at Utica, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 25, 1863; transferred to Co. I, October 11, 1864; to Co. C, December 1, 1864; to Co. F, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry, January 28, 1865.

PUTNAM, CHARLES S.-Private, Tenth Artillery. Commissioned, not mustered, second lieutenant, this regiment, January 16, 1864, with rank from January 15, 1864, vice M. Long discharged.


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