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HILLTOWNS CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL

Senior Editor: Harold Miller
Editor: Betty Fink
Those who helped with this project are too numerous to name but we thank them sincerely.

Hilltowns during the Civil War

Monument to Rensselaerville's Fallen Soldiers
Photo by Janet Haseley, 2008

On the 150th anniversary of the Civil War we offer these memorial pages in honor of the men from the Hilltowns who served in the Union Army.

Perhaps over half of the men from the Hilltowns that enlisted either died, went missing and were presumed dead, or were permanently disabled in the war. The only monument to the dead is in the Rensselaerville Cemetery where on July 4, 1867, a 17-foot marble Civil War monument was dedicated to the 29 soldiers from the Town of Rensselaerville who died in the Civil War.

For story of how the men of each of the Hilltowns served their country during the Civil War, click on the links below.

[ Rensselaerville ][ Berne ][ Knox ][ Westerlo ]

Regiments

Pvt. Reuben L. Weidman, Company I, 15th Cavalry<br.>NYS Military Museum

There were more 600 men from the hilltowns who enlisted to serve in the Civil War. Of those, 31 were killed in action and another 11 died as a result of those wounds. In addition, 65 men were wounded in action and disabled, but survived. 57 men were captured and imprisoned, of them 38 died while in prison and 19 survived the ordeal. 51 men died of disease, and another 35 were disabled as a result of disease or other non-combat events.
The regimental links below contain the names of the Albany County Hilltowns Civil War casualties and a brief description of the event.

letter home from Jesse Denison

  • 113th Regiment - One hundred and Thirteenth Regiment N.Y. Volunteers, later re-organzied as the Seventh Regiment, N.Y.H.A. Volunteer Artillery was organized first as the Albany County Regiment in the 13th Senatorial District.

Confederate Prisons

Andersonville
Memorial Day

Books

  • Carnival of Blood - The story of the 7th Regt. N Y Heavy Artillery in the Civil War. Many of the men from the Hilltowns served in this Regiment and are individually listed with a sentence or two about them.
  • Heroes of Albany- Men from Albany County in the Civil War

Create A Civil War Biography

If you would like to create a biography on a civil war soldier from the hilltowns we have created a template to use. Enter the person's and name and click Create Page - the template will be included in subsequent page with instructions.

Please enter the persons name in this order: first name middle name last name and click 'create page'
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DO NOT USE RANKS IN NAMES


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