7th Heavy Artillery

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SEVENTH REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY (HEAVY)

Mustered in as 113th regiment of infantry: August 18, 1862. Designated 7th regiment of artillery (heavy) December 19, 1862. The companies were recruited principally: A, B, C, D, E, F, G and I at Albany; H at West Troy; K at Albany, Westerlo, Bethlehem, Rensselaerville and Knox; and L and M in Albany county.

The regiment (ten companies) left the State August 19, 1862, and served as heavy artillery and infantry in the defenses of Washington, north of the Potomac, from August, 1862; in the 2d Brigade, Haskins' Division, 22d Corps, from February, 1863; in Tyler's Artillery Division, 2d Corps, Army of Potomac, from May 18, 1864; in the 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 2d Corps, from May 29, 1864; in the 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 2d Corps, from November 23, 1864; in the 2d Separate Brigade, 8th Corps, from February 25, 1865, at Baltimore, Md. The battalion remaining in service, commanded by Maj. John F. Mount, was honorably discharged and mustered out at Fort Federal Hill, Baltimore, Md., August 1, 1865.Source: The Union Army, vol. 2

During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 8 officers, 166 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 6 officers, 115 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 4 officers, 378 enlisted men; total, 18 officers, 659 enlisted men; aggregate, 677; of whom 4 officers and 213 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.

The battles in which the Hilltown soldiers of this regiment suffered losses:

SPOTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE, VA from May 12th to May 21, 1864.

“At this place, Spottsylvania, sometimes called Po River, on Thursday, May 19, the first experience of real war was had. Here the regiment lost 9 killed, 60 wounded and 7 missing.

This battle began towards night by the rebels making an attack on the fourth division of the Second Corps. Captains McCullock and Morris were killed” Albany Knickerbocker, August 21, 1862, correspondent’s report

The regiment reported that on May 19, 1864 it lost 2 officers and 6 enlisted men killed in action; 1 officer and 7 enlisted men died from wounds; 1 officer and 50 enlisted men wounded and recovered, and 7 enlisted men missing in action.

Among those killed:

  • Charles McCulloch a 33 year old, was a Captain of Company D, and was killed in the first substantive battle in which his regiment participated on May 19, 1864. He left a widow and 2 small children.

Among those wounded:

  • Alexander Brate, an 18 year old from Westerlo and a Private of Company M was wounded in the side on May 19, 1864. He was subsequently transferred to Company C and mustered out with his company on August 1, 1865 at Fort Federal Hill in Baltimore, MD
  • George M. Davis a native of Berne was a 22 year old Corporal in Company D when he was wounded in the fingers of his right hand on May 19, 1864. He was discharged on August 1, 1865 at Fort Federal Hill, Baltimore, MD.
  • John Miner Quay a 20 year old from Knox was a Corporal in Company K when he was wounded on May 19, 1864. He mustered out on June 17, 1865 at Baltimore, MD.
  • John Smith, a 28 year old Canadian immigrant from Knox and a Private in company K, was wounded on May 19, 1864 and died of disease (Typhoid Fever) on March 16, 1865 at Baltimore, MD. He left a widow and 3 children.
  • William Wellington Wilber, a 46 year old husband and the father of 7 children was from Berne and was a Private in Company D when he was wounded in the left side on May 19, 1864. He was again wounded at Cold Harbor, less than a month later. He was discharged for his disabilities on March 30, 1865 at the US General Hospital at Albany, NY.


NORTH ANNA RIVER, VA, May 23-26, 1864

The Federal losses were 223 killed, 1,460 wounded and 290 missing, though the report of Medical Director McParlin of the Army of the Potomac places the wounded at 2,100.
From May 22-26 the regiment reported the following:1 officer and 1 enlisted man died from wounds.
Among those killed:

  • David H. Crawford a 30 year old from Westerlo who enlisted as a Private but was promoted to Corporal in Company K on April 27, 1864. A month later, on May 27, 1864 he was killed in action at North Anna River and was buried on the battlefield.

Among those wounded:

  • Chauncey Jones was a 31 year old from Berne who was a Private in Company C. He was wounded on May 24, 1864 at North Anna River and subsequently transferred to a Veteran Reserve Corps from which he was discharged on August 5, 1865 at Philadelphia, PA.
  • John B. Low of Westerlo was a 21 year old Private of Company K who was wounded in the right arm on May 31, 1864 while on picket duty. He mustered out with his company on June 17, 1865 at Baltimore, MD.

Among those captured:

  • Lorenzo Lake was a 38 year old who enlisted at Westerlo. He was a Private in company A and was captured on May 27, 1864 at North Anna River. He was sent to the Andersonville, GA prison where he survived and was paroled on April 2, 1865. He was discharged on June 7, 1865 at Annapolis, MD.


When the armies left the North Anna battlefield on May 27, 1864, they moved closer to Richmond. After crossing the Pamunkey River at two locations about five miles northeast of here, the Union army pushed forward to the banks of Totopotomoy Creek


TOTOPOTOMOY CREEK, VA May 27–31, 1864 in Hanover County, Virginia
Totopotomoy Creek was not a battlefield, rather a place where the Confederate Army attempted to thwart the advance of the Union Army toward Cold Harbor and Richmond.

At Totopotomoy the regiment reported losses as: 22 enlisted men killed in action, 8 enlisted men died from wounds, 1 officer and 86 enlisted recovered from wounds, and 16 enlisted men missing in action.
Among those killed in action:

  • Thomas Allen from Berne was a 21 year old Private of Company A when he was mortally wounded May 30, 1864. He died from those wounds on June 4, 1864.
  • Stephen H. Cornwell a native of Westerlo, was a 22 year old Corporal of Company M when he was killed in action on May 30, 1864.
  • Isaac E. Finch a native of Rensselaerville was a 21 year old Private of Company K when he was killed in action on May 30, 1864.

Among those wounded:

  • Wellington Bouton was a native of Rensselaerville and was a 21 year old Private of Company K when he was wounded in action May 30, 1864. He recovered and was mustered out with his unit on June 17, 1865.
  • Jacob Brate of Westerlo was a 27 year old Private of Company F when he was wounded in his right foot on May 30, 1864. He remained hospitalized until he was discharged for disability at York, PA on May 5, 1865.
  • John Cheesbro from Westerlo was 24 years old and a Sergeant in Company G when he was wounded in the head and chest on May 31, 1864 and recovered. He mustered out on June 16, 1865 at Baltimore, MD.
  • Victor Haines was born in Greene County and lived at Westerlo. He was 20 years old and a Corporal in Company K when he was shot in the right foot on May 31, 1864. He mustered out on May 10, 1865 at Albany, NY.
  • Jeremiah W. Reed was a native of Berne and a 30 year old Private of Company F when he was wounded on May 30, 1864. He died of those wounds on June 23, 1864 at David’s Island in New York Harbor.
  • Abram Robertson Talmadge from Westerlo was a 24 year old Private of Company K when he was wounded in his right arm on May 30, 1864. His arm was amputated and he was promoted to Wagoner when he was discharged for his disability on October 21, 1864 at Finley Hospital at Washington, DC.
  • Stephen Treadwell of Rensselaerville was a 23 year old Private of Company D when he was seriously wounded in his arm on May 30, 1864. He was discharged for his wounds on September 5, 1864.
  • Moses Wagoner aged 24 of Berne was a Private in Company K and was shot in his left hand on May 30, 1864 and recovered. He was again injured at Petersburg, VA about a month later.

The Confederates' efforts at Totopotomoy Creek were not effective and Union army continued to move to the southeast and the Battle of Cold Harbor.

COLD HARBOR, VA June 1-12, 1864

From the Seventh Artillery. In Field Near GAINES'S HILLS, Va., June 8th, 1864. EDITOR KNICKERBOCKER: “Private McCullough, of Co. D, 7th N. Y. V. Artillery, came in yesterday morning after laying between the lines for five days and nights. His sufferings while there were horrible, exposed to the firing of both sides, without food, water or shelter; and whenever he would expose the least part of his person, he would have a volley of musketry fired at him. In the same pit with him, were Lucius E. Ball and William A. Post, of Berne, both mortally wounded, and the day before McCullough reached our lines, they both died. “
“Many a good soldier was buried unrecognized”. “Our dead were all collected together and buried in pits, hurriedly dug, and a few shovelfuls of earth is all that covers them. Some of them were so far decomposed that it was almost impossible to handle them. Out of all the missing in the 7th, the only way that some of them were recognized, was by some few trinkets or memoranda found on them.”
The regiment reported losses as: killed in action, 3 officers and 84 enlisted men; mortally wounded, 2 officers and 61 enlisted men; wounded and recovered, 8 officers and 189 enlisted men; missing in action, 2 officers and 69 enlisted men.

Among those killed in action:

  • Lucius E. Ball was a 23 year old from Berne who was a Private in Company D. He was mortally wounded on June 3, 1864 and died of those wounds on June 6, 1864
  • Charles B. Bogardus was a 25 year old native of Berne and a Private in Company D when he was killed in action by a shot through the head on June 3, 1864.
  • Charles Swaine Evans a native of Rensselaerville and a Second Lieutenant of Company I was 24 years old when he was mortally wounded in the shoulder on June 3, 1864. He died of those wounds on June 5, 1864 in the division hospital at Cold Harbor, VA and was buried there.
  • William A. Post from Berne was 23 years old and a Private in Company D when he was killed in action on June 3, 1864. He was buried on the battlefield.

Among those missing or captured:

  • William H. Bogardus, a 19 year old from Berne and a Private of Company M was captured on June 3, 1864 and sent to the confederate prison at Salisbury, NC where it is presumed that he died shortly thereafter.
  • John Blodget Craft aged 20, of Westerlo was a Private in Company L who was captured on June 4, 1864 and sent to the confederate prison at Millen, GA where he died of disease on November 7, 1864.
  • Joseph M. Bundy, a 43 year old native of Knox who was a Private in Company K was captured on June 13, 1864 and imprisoned at Andersonville, GA where he died a little more than a month later, on July 28, 1864, presumably of untreated wounds and disease.
  • Andrew Damon was a 35 year old who lived in Knox. He was a Private in company D, was captured on June 13, 1864 and sent to Andersonville prison where he died of disease on October 11, 1864. He left behind a widow and a small child.
  • Andrew Fenton of Company L, a 29 year old Private from Rensselaerville was reported as captured by the enemy on June 3, 1864. It is presumed that he died shortly thereafter.
  • Edward Haverly of Berne was a 20 year old Private in Company D when he was captured on June 16, 1864. He was imprisoned at Andersonville and paroled on December 16, 1864 at Charleston, SC. He was returned to duty and mustered out on June 16, 1865 at Fort Federal Hill in Baltimore, MD.
  • Edmund Holmes of Rensselaerville, a 28 year old was a Private in Company K who was captured on June 16, 1864 and remanded to the Andersonville, GA confederate prison where he died of exposure and starvation on August 28, 1864. He left behind a widow and three children.
  • William McCulloch of Berne, a 21 year old Private of Company K, was captured on June 13, 1864 and held prisoner until February 26, 1865. He was discharged on June 7, 1865 at Annapolis, MD.
  • Orville A. Merrihew, was a 22 year old from Berne who was a Private in Company G when he was captured on June 2, 1864, imprisoned at Andersonville, GA and subsequently transferred to Millen Prison where he died of disease on October 29, 1864.
  • Edward Slater, a 26 year old of Rensselaerville was a Quartermaster Sergeant in Company K when he was captured on June 16, 1864 and sent to Andersonville, GA where he died on January 27, 1865.
  • Oscar N. Slingerland from Berne was about 19 years old when he was missing and presumed killed in action on June 3, 1864.
  • Chauncey A. Steiner of Berne was a 25 year old native of Berne who was a Private in Company M when he was captured on June 2, 1864 and was imprisoned at Andersonville, GA where he died of disease on August 13, 1864. Original Andersonville records incorrectly listed Chauncy as Cornelius.
  • David Swart of Company E, a 20 year old Corporal from Knox was captured on June 3, 1864 and held prisoner. He died of disease on July 6, 1864 at Richmond, VA.

Among those wounded:

  • James Knox Alverson, a 19 year old from Berne and a Private of Company M was wounded in the left leg and right forearm on June 3, 1864. The wound to his forearm caused the loss of about three inches of bone. He was discharged for disability on May 23, 1865 from the US General Hospital at Philadelphia, PA
  • Henry Arthur Ball from Berne, a 20 year old Private from Company D was wounded in his left foot on June 7, 1864. He received a promotion to Sergeant on March 3, 1865 and was discharged on June 16, 1865 at Fort Federal Hill in Baltimore, MD.
  • Michael Henry Barckley, a 21 year old First Lieutenant of Company K who was born and raised in Knox, and was a graduate of Union College, was wounded in his right leg on June 5, 1864, and died after amputation of his leg on July 6, 1864 at the Carver Hospital in Washington, DC.
  • Stephen Griffin a 21 year old from Rensselaerville and a Private in Company D was wounded in the left thigh on June 3, 1864. He was discharged for his disabilities on June 7, 1865 from the Mower US General Hospital at Philadelphia, PA
  • Elias Hanes of Knox, a 20 year old Private of Company K was wounded in the right leg on June 8, 1864 and died of those wounds at the Stanton Hospital in Washington, DC on July 10, 1864. He was buried in the Knox Cemetery in Knox.
  • Levi Simmons of Rensselaerville, a 28 year old Private of Company F was wounded on June 7, 1864. He died of complications from those wounds on July 9, 1864 at Washington, DC.
  • John E. Vandenburgh of Rensselaerville, a 21 year old Private of Company E was wounded in the left shoulder on June 10, 1864. He was discharged for disability on May 22, 1865 at the Lovell General Hospital in Rhode Island.
  • John H. Van Zandt of Westerlo , a 38 year old Private of Company C, was wounded in action on June 4, 1864. He completed his enlistment and was discharged on June 16, 1865.
  • Theodore White an 18 year old from Rensselaerville and a Corporal in Company L was wounded in the neck on June 3, 1864. He was transferred to a Veterans Reserve Corp and mustered out on August 28, 1865 at Brattleboro, VT.
  • William Wellington Wilber was a 46 year old husband and the father of 7 children who was from Berne. He was a soldier in Company D who was wounded twice. He was wounded the first time a month earlier at Spotslyvania, VA and again at Cold Harbor on June 3, 1864, each time the wound was to his abdomen. He was discharged for his disabilities on March 30, 1865 at the US General Hospital at Albany, NY.
  • Silas W. Wright of Berne, a 20 year old Private of Company D was wounded in his right hand and lost two fingers on June 3, 1864. He was transferred to a Veteran Reserve Corp and discharged for his disabilities on August 19, 1865 from the Ira Harris US General Hospital at Albany, NY.

Marching from Cold Harbor, Meade’s Army of the Potomac crossed the James River on transports and a 2,200-foot long pontoon bridge at Windmill Point. Butler’s leading elements crossed the Appomattox River at Broadway Landing and attacked the Petersburg defenses on June 15, 1864.


PETERSBURG, VA
June 15, 1864 to February 22, 1865
Part of the last leg of the march to Richmond, there were battles from June of 1864 to February of 1865, both before and at Petersburg. In this time frame the struggle to take and keep control of the railroad was ongoing.
The regiment reported 1 officer and 38 enlisted men killed in action; 31 enlisted men wounded and died; 43 enlisted men wounded and recovered; 11 enlisted men missing in action. This regiment was also engaged at Weldon Railroad during this period from June 21-23, 1864 and some casualties during those two days could not be attributed to a specific battle.

Among those killed in action:

  • Henry H. Allen of Knox was a 21 year old Private of Company K when he was killed in action on June 19, 1864.
  • John Henry Canull of Berne was a 26 year old Sergeant in Company K when he was shot in the head and killed in action. He was buried on the battlefield on June 6, 1864.
  • William Harrison Lamoureaux was a 24 year old Corporal of Company K when he was killed in action on June 16, 1864.
  • Joel Secor of Knox was a 20 year old Private of Company K when he was killed in action on June 17, 1864.
  • Thomas Stafford Jr. of Knox was a 34 year old Private of Company K when he was recorded as missing and presumed dead on June 16, 1864. He left behind a widow and 3 small children.

Among the wounded:

  • Samuel L. Anable aged 41, a husband and father of Westerlo and a Captain in Company K was wounded in the right shoulder on June 16, 1864. He was promoted to Major on July 25, 1864 and discharged on June 16, 1865 at Fort Federal Hill, Baltimore, MD.
  • Henry T. Bell aged 23 from Westerlo was a Private in Company and was wounded in the left cheek on October 1, 1864 and returned to service. He was discharged on June 16, 1865 at Albany, NY.
  • Charles F. Cary aged 21 of Westerlo was a Private in Company K and was wounded in his left thigh,cheek, and ear on June 16, 1864. He was promoted to Corporal on May 23, 1865 and discharged on June 17, 1865 at Baltimore, MD.
  • Lewis W. Cornwell of Rensselaerville was a 42 year old Sergeant of Company G who was wounded on June 16, 1864. He mustered out on May 10, 1865. He was a husband and the father of at least three children.
  • Charles Lapaugh Golden a 25 year old Sergeant of company K was wounded in the left foot on January 26, 1865. He was discharged on June 17, 1865 at Baltimore, MD.
  • Gilbert E. Fisher of Westerlo was 35 years old and a Private in Company H when he was wounded in his left hand on June 3, 1864. He was wounded in his head on August 25, 1864. He mustered out on August 1, 1865.
  • George Haines was a native of Westerlo and a Corporal of Company K on May 31, 1864 at Totopotomoy when he was wounded in the hip the first time. Two weeks later he was again wounded at Petersburg and was ultimately discharged for disability on May 29, 1865 from the Carver Barracks Hospital at Washington, DC.
  • William Havens, a 31 year old from Berne was a Private of Company K who was wounded on June 25, 1864, died from those wounds on July 20, 1864 at the Harewood Hospital in Washington, DC. He left behind a widow and three young children.
  • Judson Clement LaPaugh of Westerlo was a 26 year old Private of Company K when he received an unspecified wound at Spotsylvania. He returned to duty and was wounded in the left hand at Deep Bottom on August 25, 1864. He was returned to duty and was shot in the abdomen at Reams Station. Shortly after that, on April 4, 1865 he was discharged for disability at the Emory General Hospital in Washington, DC.
  • Nicholas Hallenbeck of Rensselaerville was a 22 year old and a Private in Company F when he was injured and lost his left index finger sometime during the siege of Petersburg. He continued in service and mustered out on June 16, 1865 at Fort Federal Hill, in Baltimore, MD.
  • James M. Porter was a 24 year old husband and Private of Company H when he was wounded in his left testicle on June 16, 1864. He transferred to Company D and was discharged on August 1, 1865 at Fort Federal Hill, Baltimore, MD
  • Jacob Haines Slaterof Westerlo was a 20 year old Corporal of Company K when he was seriously wounded in his left arm on June 16, 1864. He died of those wounds on July 7, 1864 at Emory Hospital in Washington, DC.
  • Peter H. Stevens was a 26 year old Private in Company K when he wounded and captured on June 16, 1864. He was imprisoned at Andersonville, GA and died there on September 24, 1864.
  • James Taylor aged 23 of Berne was a Private in Company K when he was wounded in the right leg on June 16, 1864. His right leg was subsequently amputated and he was discharged for his disability on July 6, 1865 from the Central Park Hospital in New York City.
  • Jacob Van Benscoten was a 23 year old from Knox and was a Corporal in Company K when he was wounded in the neck on June 16, 1864. He was returned to service and mustered out on May 10, 1865 at Albany, NY.
  • Moses Wagoner aged 24 of Berne was a Private in Company K and was shot in his left hand on June 20, 1864. He was previously wounded at Totopotomoy. He was discharged for his disabilities on February 22, 1865 at the McClellan General Hospital at Philadelphia, PA.

Among those captured:

  • Charles Baxter was an English immigrant of Knox who was a Sergeant in Company K when he was captured on June 16, 1864 and released. He was again captured on August 25, 1864 at Reams Station and sent to Libby Prison in NC. On February 27, 1865 he was paroled and on July 6, 1865 was discharged at Albany, NY.
  • William M. Blade a native of Berne was 23 years old and a private in Company K when he was captured on June 16, 1864. He was sent to Andersonville, GA and subsequently to Charleston, NC and Florence, NC before he was paroled on February 26, 1865 at North East Ferry, NC. He mustered out on May 23, 1865 at Baltimore, MD.
  • John Bowie of Westerlo was 45 years old and a Private in Company K when he was captured on June 22, 1864. He was sent to Andersonville, GA where he died of exposure and starvation on August 3, 1864.
  • Madison Cook was a 23 year old from Berne and a Private in Company K when he was captured on June 16, 1864 and sent to the Andersonville prison. He was paroled on April 28, 1865 at Jacksonville, FL and discharged on June 28, 1865 at Annapolis, MD.
  • Levi Duel of Knox was a 23 year old Private of Company K when he was captured on June 16, 1864 and imprisoned at Andersonville where he died of disease on August 18, 1864. His name was also spelled Duel and Duell.
  • Thomas J. Farquher a 20 year old of Berne was a Private in Company K when he was captured on June 22, 1864 and imprisoned at Andersonville. He was later taken to Wilmington, NC where he died on February 20, 1865.
  • Lester Nathan Fish a native of Rensselaerville was 24 years old and a Private in Company K when he was captured on June 16, 1864. He was imprisoned at Andersonville, GA and died in that prison on August 20, 1864.
  • Wesley Flagler of Westerlo was 19 years old and a Corporal in Company M when he was captured on June 16, 1864 and sent to Andersonville, GA where he died of disease on August 22, 1864.
  • Edward Haverly from Berne was a 20 year old Private of Company D when he was captured on June 16, 1864 and imprisoned at Andersonville, GA. He was paroled on December 16, 1864 and returned to duty. He mustered out with his company on June 16, 1865 at Fort Federal Hill in Baltimore, MD.
  • Erastus Hamilton Holmes of Westerlo was a 40 year old Corporal of Company K when he was wounded in the hand and captured on June 16, 1864 . He was imprisoned at Andersonville, GA and subsequently transferred to Columbia, SC where he died on October 16, 1864 and was buried there. He left a widow and 5 young children.
  • James Holmes of Westerlo was 37 years old and a Corporal in Company K when he was captured on June 16, 1864 and on June 17, 1864, after he was captured he was demoted. He was imprisoned at Andersonville, GA where he died on January 16, 1865. He left no widow or children.
  • Abner Hungerford was a 22 year old from Berne. He was a Corporal in Company D when he was captured on June 16, 1864. He was imprisoned at Andersonville, GA where he died of disease on October 15, 1864.
  • Allen Jones was a 21 year old from Berne and a Corporal in Company D when he was captured on June 16, 1864 and sent to Andersonville, GA. He was transferred to Millen prison on November 11, 1864 and on April 8, 1865 was paroled. He mustered out of the service on June 16, 1865 at Fort Federal Hill in Baltimore, MD.
  • George W. Laraway of Berne was 34 years old and a Private in Company E when he was captured on June 16, 1864. He was imprisoned at Andersonville, GA where he died on December 20, 1864. He left a widow and three young children.
  • David Layton was a 19 year old from Rensselaerville who was a Private in Company K when he was captured on June 16, 1864. He was paroled on August 22, 1864 at Aikens Landing, VA. He mustered out on June 23, 1865 at Fort Federal Hill, in Baltimore, MD.
  • Marcus D. Lockwood was a 21 year old from Westerlo and a Corporal in Company K when he was captured on June 16, 1864. He was imprisoned at Andersonville, GA where he died on April 1, 1865.
  • Frederick Palmer of Westerlo was about 24 years old and a Private of Company K when he was captured on June 22, 1864. He was imprisoned at Andersonville, GA and on April 28, 1865 was paroled at Jacksonville, FL. He mustered out on August 9, 1865 at New York City.
  • Paul Quay was a 24 year old from Knox and a Sergeant of Company K when he was captured on June 16, 1864 and was imprisoned at Andersonville, GA then moved to Millen prison where he died from disease on November 15, 1864.
  • Addison Reinhart, 20 years old of Berne was a Private in Company K when he was captured on June 16, 1864. He was imprisoned at Andersonville and was paroled at Jacksonville, FL on April 28, 1865. He mustered out on June 26, 1865 at Annapolis, MD.
  • Richard Rider of Rensselaerville was a 36 year old Sergeant of Company K when he was wounded and captured at Petersburg, VA. He was imprisoned at Lynchburg, VA and died of disease and complications of his wounds on July 16, 1864. He was buried at Poplar Grove National Cemetery in Petersburg, VA. He left a widow and four young sons.
  • Johnathan Russell was a 28 year old of Rensselaerville. He was a Corporal in Company I when he was captured on June 16, 1864 and imprisoned at Andersonville where he died on September 15, 1864 in the prison hospital.
  • John B. Shultes aged 25, a native of Berne and a Corporal of Company B was captured on June 16, 1864 sent to Andersonville, Millen, and Florence prisons until he was paroled on February 26, 1865. He mustered out from the Jarvis US Army Hospital at Baltimore, MD on May 23, 1865.
  • Levi Smith was a 23 year old from Rensselaerville. He was a Private in Company I when he was captured on June 22, 1864 and imprisoned at Andersonville where he died of disease on September 25, 1864.
  • James Udell was a 28 year old native of Westerlo and a Private in Company K when he was captured on June 16, 1864 and imprisoned at Andersonville, GA where he died of disease on January 5, 1865.
  • George Van Wie was a 21 year old of Rensselaerville and a Private in Company K when he was captured on June 16, 1864. He was imprisoned at Andersonville, GA and moved to Millen. He was gravely ill when he was exchanged and was taken to a US Military hospital at Annapolis, MD, where they were unable to save his life and he died on January 5, 1865.
  • Peter William Warner an 18 year old from Berne was a private in Company M when he was captured on June 14, 1864. He was imprisoned at Andersonville, and died there of starvation on November 16, 1864.
  • James Webb a native of Westerlo was a 22 year old Private of Company K when he was reported missing on June 16, 1864. He was captured and imprisoned at Andersonville where he died of disease on October 15, 1864.
  • George Wolley was a 20 year old from Westerlo and a Private in Company K when he was captured on June 16, 1864 and imprisoned at Andersonville where he died of disease on December 30, 1864.
  • David Wilsey of Westerlo was 30 years old and a Private in Company K when he was captured on June 16, 1862 and remanded to Andersonville, GA where he died on September 17, 1864. Besides his parents, he left behind two brothers and a sister.
  • Henry Drum Wood was born in Rensselaerville and was a brother of Hiram B. Wood. He was a Private in Company K when he was captured on June 16, 1864, the same day as his brother, and was also sent to Andersonville, GA. Henry was paroled on April 28, 1865 at Jacksonville, FL and mustered out on June 24, 1865 at Albany, NY.
  • Hiram B. Wood who was born in Berne but enlisted at Rensselaerville was a 24 year old Private in Company K when he was captured on June 16, 1864. He was imprisoned at Andersonville where he died on April 19, 1865.
  • Norton Zeh of Berne was 25 years old and a Private in Company H when he was captured on June 16, 1864 and sent to Andersonville, GA. He was paroled on November 20, 1864 at Savannah, GA.

DEEP BOTTOM, VA July 27-29, 1864
The regiment reported that 2 enlisted men were killed in action, 4 enlisted men were wounded and recovered, and 2 enlisted men were missing in action.
Among those captured:

  • Charles Edmund Sturgess, a 20 year old Private from Knox who served in Company K was Captured on July 30, 1864 and imprisoned at Varina, VA where he was paroled on October 8, 1864. He was promoted to Full Corporal on May 29, 1865 and discharged on June 17, 1865 at Baltimore, MD. He suffered loss of sight and weak lungs for the remainder of his life.
  • Nathaniel Wright, a 30 year old from Berne who was a Private in Company D was captured on July 30, 1864 and sent to the Salisbury, NC prison where he died of disease on February 5, 1865.

Among those wounded:

  • Richard Rider was a 20 year old Private from Rensselaerville who served in Company K when he was wounded in the face on Aug 14, 1864 at the 2nd battle of Deep Bottom. He returned to service and mustered out on June 16, 1865.

REAMS' STATION, VA August 16, 1864 to August 28, 1864 (a Confederate victory)
The second Battle of Reams Station, fought on August 25, 1864, marked the culmination of Grant’s offensive during the Petersburg campaign. The combat swirled around a small depot on the Petersburg (Weldon) Railroad, some eight miles south Petersburg, a key to nearby Richmond. This rail line linked Wilmington, North Carolina, with Petersburg, Richmond, and Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, and was an important supply source. Although the Confederates won the engagement, the Union Army of the Potomac retained control of the railroad.
The regiment reported that 2 officers and 8 enlisted men were killed in action, 1 officer and 3 enlisted men were mortally wounded, 1 officer and 9 enlisted men were wounded and recovered, 2 officers and 68 enlisted men were missing in action.
Among those captured:

  • George Bouton of Rensselaerville was a 23 year old Private of Company K when he was captured on August 25, 1864 and sent to Salisbury, NC where he died of disease on November 16, 1864.
  • Adam Campbell a native of Knox was a 21 year old Corporal of Company K when he was captured on August 25, 1864 and sent to the Salisbury, NC prison where he died on February 7, 1865.
  • Daniel I. Cary of Westerlo was 28 years old and a Corporal of Company K when he was captured on August 25, 1864 and imprisoned at Salisbury prison in NC where he died on February 15, 1865. He left a widow and 2 small children.
  • Henry Post a native of Berne was 25 years old and a Private in Company D when he was captured on August 24, 1864 and imprisoned at Varina, VA. He was released on October 8, 1864 and returned to his company. He mustered out on June 16, 1865 at Fort Federal Hill at Baltimore, MD.
  • Charles Price was a native of Knox. He was 20 years old and a Private in Company K when he was captured on August 25, 1864 and imprisoned at Salisbury, NC where he died of disease on November 3, 1864.
  • James H. Requa of Westerlo was 26 years old and a 1st Lieutenant of Company K when he was captured on August 25, 1864. He was imprisoned in Libby prison, Salisbury and Danville prisons until he was paroled on Feburary 22, 1865. He mustered out on May 13, 1865.

Among those wounded:

  • Solomon Ruben Gosha of Berne was a 34 years old husband and father and a Private in Company K when he was wounded in his right shoulder on August 25, 1864. He was discharged for disability on April 7, 1865 at Finley Hospital in Washington, DC.

Died of disease:

  • William H. Bell from Berne was a 22 year old Sergeant in Company K when he became ill and transferred to Company L on March 2, 1864. He died of congestion of the lungs at the regimental hospital at Fort Reno, in Washington DC on March 14, 1864.
  • Francis Brate of Westerlo was a 19 year old Private of Company F when he died of disease on January 8, 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • Jacob Henry Haverly of Berne was a 45 year old Private of Company D who died of disease on November 19, 1864 at the Second Army Corps Hospital, City Point, VA. Jacob was likely serving at or near Petersburg when he was taken ill. He left a widow and 4 young children.
  • Alphonso Huyck of Westerlo was a 21 year old Private of Company K who died of disease on November 19, 1864 at Fortress Monroe, VA.
  • Alfred LaPaugh of Westerlo was a 43 year old Private of Company K who died of disease on July 6, 1863 at Fort Reno at Washington, DC. He was buried at the Westerlo Rural Cemetery in Westerlo, NY. He does not appear to have been married.
  • Lewis W. Quay of Knox was a 22 year old Corporal of Company K who died of typhoid fever at Fort Reno, in Washington, DC on July 26, 1863.

Disabled and unable to continue to serve:

  • Harvey A. Baldwin a 23 year old from Berne was a Private in Company K when he received a promotion to Lieutenant in the 39th Infantry on May 12, 1864. He was unable to muster in with that regiment because he became ill and was sent to Fort Reno in Washington, DC where he was discharged for disability.
  • Albert Weaver Gifford a native of Berne was 26 years old and a Private of Company A when he became ill with chronic diarrhea and lung disorder and was discharged on June 2, 1865 at Lincoln General Hospital in Washington, DC. He was unmarried at the time of his service, but later married and had 8 children.
  • Charles Green of Rensselaerville was a 27 year old Private of Company I who was discharged for his disability on June 28, 1863 at Fort Reno, Washington, DC.
  • Reed Burret Griffen was a 32 year old Private of Company K when he was hospitalized with disease. He was discharged for his disability a year later on May 29, 1865 at the Satterlee Hospital at Philadelphia, PA.
  • Harvey Saddlemire from Knox was a 27 year old Private of Company B when he was wounded in his right arm and knee. He mustered out on June 16, 1865 at Baltimore, MD. He had a wife and 2 small children.
  • Cornelius Steiner of Berne was 63 years old and a Private in Company M when he was discharged on May 15, 1864 from the West Buildings Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He was a husband and the father of at least 10 children.
  • John Wilday Jr. a native of Berne was 36 years old and a Private in Company I when he was discharged for an unspecified disability on August 20, 1864 at David’s Island in New York Harbor. He was a husband and the father of 3 young children.

The regiment suffered severely and was greatly reduced in numbers by the end of the battle at Reams Station. Its fractured remnant was ordered to Baltimore, MD on February 22, 1865 where it remained until it mustered out in June of 1865.