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NIOM COLLEGE 



SCHENECTADY, N. Y. 




CIVIL AVAR RECORD 



1861-1865 




Hon. Wm. H. SEWARD 



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UNION COLLEGE 

ALUMNI IN THE CIVIL WAR 



1861-1865 




PREPARED FOR THE GRADUATE COUNCIL 

BY 
THOMAS H. FEAREY. A.M., SECRETARY OF 
THE CLASS OF 1863 AND CHAIRMAN OF 
THE GRADUATE COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON 
CIVIL WAR RECORDS. 



SCHENECTADY. N. Y. 
June 5. 1915 






TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Page 

Prefatory Note 3 

Distinguished Alumni 4 

Record of Faculty 5 

Records of Alumni 5-86 

Gjngressional Medals of Honor 87 

Casualities 88-93 

Casualities by Classes 93 

Service by Classes 94 

Full Rank of Alumni 95-96 

Totals in All Services 96 

Alphabetical Page Index 97-102 



ILLUSTRATIONS 

William H. Sev/ard Frontispiece and Opposite Page 5 

Ira Harris Opposite Page 5 

Henry W. Halleck Opposite Page 10 

James C. Duane Opposite Page 1 5 

Frederick Townsend Opposite Page 1 5 

Daniel Butterfield Opposite Page 20 

E. H. Ripley Opposite Page 66 

Bust of Elias Peissner Opposite Page 72 

Thomas H. Fearey Opposite Page 73 

Tov^rer Signal Station Opposite Page 73 

Elias Peissner Opposite Page 88 



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!J PREFATORY NOTE 

^ The preparation of this Record has been a great pleasure 

because of the feehng that simple justice was being done those 
who served in the Civil War. It was intended to be a compila- 
tion of Official Records and is to a great degree, but some 
information, which seemed fairly reliable, could not be confirmed 
from official sources. Such records will be easily recognized by 
the absence of official dates. 

The Collegiate and honor degrees are given as of last known 
records. 

When officers stayed in the service after the war that fact 
is indicated. 

Brevet appointments were made " for gallant and meritorious 
services," which is implied where not stated. 

It is hoped that the publication of this highly creditable 
Civil War record of Union's Alumni will lead to the erection of 
a Permanent Memorial at the College. 

" Yea, let all good things await 
Him who cares not to he great 
But as he saves or serves the state. 
Not once or twice in our rough island-story 
The path of duty was the way to glory. ^^ 



Alumni of Union College Who Rendered Dis- 
tinguished Services to Their Country 
During the Civil War 

WILLIAM H. SEWARD. $BK, LL.D.. Class of 1820. 

He was United States Secretary of State through the war period. 
The evening that Lincoln was shot Seward was savagely attacked at his 
home, and his son, Frederick W. Seward, $BK, LL.D., of the Class of 
1849, who was Assistant Secretary of State, was seriously hurt when 
trying to prevent the assassins entering his father's room. 

JOHN BIGELOW, $bk, LL.D., Class of 1835. 

He was Consul General of the United States in Paris, and United 
States Minister to France during the war period. He rendered con- 
spicuous services in preventing the recognition of the Confederate States. 

AUSTIN BLAIR, ^bk, LL.D., Class of 1839. 

He was the War Governor of Michigan and an ardent supporter Siid 
helper of President Lincoln. 

PRESTON KING, LL.D., Class of 1827. 
United States Senator from New York State. 

IRA HARRIS, $BK, LL.D., Class of 1 824. 
United States Senator from New York State. 




Wm. H. Seward. Class of 1820. 

United States Secretary of State. 

This picture was taken in August, 1865, 
after his partial recovery from wounds in- 
flicted by Payne on July 1 4. 



Ira Harris. Class of 1824. 
United States Senator from New York 
State. 

This picture was taken in October, 1 864. 




UNION COLLEGE 

SCHENECTADY, N. Y. 
Faculty and Alumni Records in The Civil War 

FACULTY 

Elias Peissner, A.m. (Munich). Professor of German and Political 
Econom}). 

At the age of 35 he was mustered in as Lieut. Colonel 1 1 9th 
N. Y. Vols, to serve three years, August 9, 1 862. Pro- 
moted to Colonel Sept. 1 , 1 862. Killed in action at 
Chancellorsville, Va., May 2, 1863. A Grand Army 
Post in Rochester, N. Y., is named for him. 

ALUMNI 

1813 — 1821 — 1822 

1813 Samuel Livingston Breese. 

He was appointed Midshipman U. S. N., May 14, 1846, 
The Civil War found him a Lieut. U. S. N., in command 
of the Crusader. He was promoted to Lieut. Commander 
July 1 6, 1 862, and had command of the Quaker City ol 
the South Atlantic blockading Squadron in 1 862-3, and of 
the Gunboat Ottawa in 1 863-4. He remained in the 
service after the War. 

1813 John J. Young. 

Appointed Midshipman U. S. N., June 17, 1814. 

The Civil War found hira Captain U. S. N. 

He became Commodore July 1 6, 1 862, and was late?" 

retired as Commodore. 

1821 John W. Proudfit, A.B., D.D. 

Appointed Hospital Chaplain of Vols. June 20, 1862. 
Honorably mustered out, Aug. 21, 1865. 

1822 George W. Codwise, A.B., M.D. 

Surgeon's Mate, U. S. N., May 14, 1825. 
Surgeon U. S. N., Dec. 4. 1828. 
Retired. April 30, 1861. 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1826 — 1827 — 1828 — 1829 

1826 John V. Van Ingen, A.B., D.D. 

Chaplain 8th New York Cavalry, Nov. 18, 1861. 
Discharged, January 22, 1864. 

1827 Samuel Wooten Beall, A.B. 

Private 18th Wis. Vols., 1861. 

Lieut. Colonel 1 8th Wis. Vols., 1 862. 

Desperately wounded in the battle of Shiloh. 

Resigned, Aug. 3, 1 863. 

Major 1 St Veteran Reserve Corps, Sept. 28, 1 864. 

Discharged, Dec. 20, 1865. 

Commandant of Prison Camp at Elmira, N. Y., 1864-5. 

1827 Theodore B. Hamilton, A.B. 

2nd Lieut. 8th N. Y. Cavalry, Nov. 1861. 

Resigned, June 11,1 862. 

Captain 33d N. Y. Vols., 1862. 

Lt. Colonel 62d N. Y. Vols., Dec. 27, 1862. 

Brevet Colonel, August 1 , 1 864. 

Mustered dut with Regiment, Aug. 30, 1 865. 

1828 Robert Toombs. 

After the election of Lincoln he left the U. S, Senate and 
led the secession movement in Georgia. He was one of the 
Chief organizers of the Confederate Government, and was 
a prominent candidate for President. He was Secretary of 
State for a few months and then resigned to become 
Brigadier General C. S. A. in Lee's Army. He fought 
with distinction at Manassas and Sharpsburg, but was too 
insubordinate to make a successful commander, so in 1 864 
he resigned and returned to Georgia. He disliked President 
Davis and opposed his policies. After the war he would 
not take the oath of allegiance so he was debarred from 
Congress. 

1829 George Chandler, A.B., M.D. 

Medical Director at Fort Monroe in 1862. 

1829 William Lyman, A.B., M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon U. S. Vols., June 24, 1861, 
Passed Asst. Surgeon, June 22, 1 864. 
Died in 1865. 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1829 — 1830 — 1831 

1829 Charles N. Rowley, $BK, A.B. 

He was a Brigadier General C. S. A. and commanded the 
6th Brigade of Louisiana MiHtia. 

1829 Samuel Jordan Wheeler, A.M., M.D. 

Served in C. S. A. near the end of Civil War. 

1829 Charles Yates, A. B. 

He was mustered into the U. S. Service in 1861 as Brigadier 
General and given command of the Depot for Volunteers in 
New York City, where he remained until Jan. 25, 1 862. 
He then commanded at Fenwick, Pa., and in the Gettysburg 
Campaign had the First Brigade of Dana's Division in the 
Department of the Susquehanna from June 1 9 to July 20, 
1863. 

1830 Frank Hastings Hamilton, $bk, M.D., LL.D. 

Major and Surgeon 3lst N. Y. Vols., May 25, 1861. 
Surgeon U. S. V., Aug. 3, 1861. 

Medical Director 4th Army Corps in 1862 and Lieut. 
Colonel and Medical Inspector, Feb. 9, 1863. 
Resigned, August 29, 1863. 

1831 John Cochrane, A.B. 

Age 45. Enrolled for 3 years. 

Colonel 65th N. Y. Vols., June 1 1 , 1 861 . 

Brigadier General U. S. Vols., July 17, 1862. 

Resigned, Feb. 25. 1863. 

Attorney General N. Y. State, 1863-5. 

1831 Samuel Gilbert Hatheway, Jr., $bk, A.M. 

Age 47. Colonel 1 4 1 st N. Y. Vols., Aug. 9, 1 862. 
Discharged, Feb. 11,1 863. Died in 1 864. 

1831 Anthony Ten Eyck. 

Major and Additional Paymaster of Volunteers, June I , 

1861. 

Honorably mustered out, Sept. 23, 1865. 

1831 Ferdinand DeW. Ward, D.D. 

Chaplain 104th N. Y. Vols., July 17, 1862, to Sept 16. 
1862, and from Dec. 24, 1862, to Nov. 25, 1863. when 
he was discharged for disability. 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1832 — 1834 — 1835 

1832 Ferris Forman. 

Colonel 4th California Infantry, Nov., 1861. 
Resigned, August 20, 1 863. 

1832 Cornelius L. Russell, A.B. 

Private in 100 days' Regiment N. Y. Vols, 1st call, 1861. 

1 832 Jesse C. Smith, $bk, A.M. 

Brigadier General commanding 3d Brigade, 1st Division, 
Department of Susquehanna from June 1 6 to July 24, 1 863, 
during the Gettysburg campaign. 

1 834 Gaius M. Blodgett, A.M. 

Captain and Hospital Chaplain, July 15, 1862. 
Mustered out, July 26, 1 865. 

1834 James Fuller. 

Age 54. Colonel 1 05th N. Y. Vols., March 26. 1 862. 
Resigned, Aug. 2, 1862. 

1 834 Lewis Hamilton. 

U. S. Army, 1863-8. 

1834 Henry H. Northrop, ^bk, A.B. 

Appointed Chaplain 13th Michigan Vols., Jan., 1862. 
Resigned, Dec. 26, 1 862. 

1 834 Lemuel G. Olmstead, LL.D. 

Hospital Chaplain Vols., June 4, 1862. 
Honorably mustered out, Aug. 10, 1865. 

1834 Montgomery Schuyler, A.B., DD. 
Chaplain U.S. A., 1861-2. 

1834 John Hills Woodward. 

Chaplain 1 st Vermont Cavalry, Nov., 1861. 

Known as the fighting Chaplain, having led the charge at 

New Market. Resigned, July 1 7, 1 863. 

1833 Chauncey C. Joslin, A.M., M.D. 

Age 49. Asst. Surgeon 84th N. Y. Vols., July 13, 1863. 
Discharged for disability, Jan. 7, 1 864. 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1835 — 1836 

1 835 James Nichols, $BK, A.M. 

Age 50. Chaplain 108th N. Y. Vols.. Aug. 13. 1862. 
Discharged, March 14, 1863. Died in 1864. 

1835 Cornelius Van Santvoord, $bk, D.D. 

Age 44. Chaplain 80th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 10. 1861. 
Discharged, Nov. 18, 1862. 

1836 Samuel R. Beardsley. 

Age 45. Lieut. Colonel 24th N. Y. Vols., May 1 6. 1 861 . 

Wounded in action at Groveton, Va., Aug. 29, 1862. 

Colonel, Jan. 1 6, 1 863. 

Mustered out with Regiment, May 29, 1863. 

Died in 1863. 

1836 Jacob Bockee, $bk, A.M., M.D. 

Asst, Surgeon 13th Illinois Cavalry, Feb., 1862. 

Major and Surgeon U. S. Vols., May 15, 1862. 

Stationed at Fort Pickens on Gen. Arnold's staff, then at 

at New Orleans in charge of St. James Hospital, and at 

U. S. Marine Hospital. Later in Baton Rouge, La. 

Brevet Lieut. Colonel for meritorious services, March, 1865. 
1836 Henry Callahan, $BK, A.B. 

Chaplain 1 1 4th N. Y. Vols.. Sept. 8. 1 862. 

Discharged. Sept. 29, 1 863. 

1836 George H. Camp. 

Age 45. Private 1 76th N. Y. Vols.. Dec. 18, 1862. 
Captured in action at Brashear City, La., June 23, 1 863. 
Paroled, Aug. 1 7, 1 863. Corporal, December, 1 863. 
Discharged, Jan., 1864, for promotion to 2d Lieut. 87th 
U. S. Colored Infantry, Jan. 23, 1864. 
Discharged, Nov. 26, 1864. 

1836 David E. Fowler, A.B. 

Captain and Commissary U. S. Vols., Feb. 19, 1863. 
Served with the 1 1 th Army Corps until the end of the 
Gettysburg Campaign. In 1 864 was assigned to Gen. 
Jones' brigade of the 20th Army Corps and later was made 
Major and Commissary of 2nd Division 20th Army Corps 
on Gen. Geary's staff, on Sherman's march to the sea. 
Brevet Colonel U. S. Vols, for meritorious services, June 24, 
1865. Mustered out, June 30, 1865. 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1836 — 1837 — 1838 

1836 Edward Marti NDALE, a>BK, A. M. 

Captain and Commissary Vols., Sept. 19, 1861. 
Lieut. Colonel 26th New Jersey Vols., Jan. 6, 1863. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 27, 1863, reverting lo 
his rank of Captain and Commissary. 
Resigned, May 2, 1 864. 

Colonel 83d U. S. Colored Infantry, Feb. 1, 1864. 
Colonel 81st U. S. Colored Infantry, Aug. 6, 1864. 
Resigned, Aug. 7, 1865. 

1836 Samuel W. Wilson, M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon 4th Wisconsin CcWalry, 1 86 1 . 

Surgeon, April 1 , 1 864. 

He served through the War and was Surgeon of the National 

Soldiers' Home at Augusta, Me., after the War. 

1837 Henry Wager Halleck, $bk, LL.D. 

He had served as an officer in the U. S. Engineer Corps from 
July 1 , 1 839, to the acceptance of his resignation as Captain 
on August 1, 1854. He was Captain by brevet in 1847 
for gallant and meritorious services in Mexico and California. 
He became Secretary of State in California and in 1861 
offered his services to the Government and was made Major 
General U. S. A., Aug. 19, 1861. 

He was Commander in Chief of the Army from July 23, 
1862, to March 9, 1864, and continued in the service after 
the War. 

1838 Isaac G. Duryea, A.B. 

Age 5 1 . Chaplain 81 si N. Y. Vols., Oct. 1 7, 1 862. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Aug. 31,1 865. 

1838 Samuel Fairbanks, A.B. 

He was Captain and Acting Quartermaster C. S. A. and 
served on Gen. Fincgan's staff in Florida. 

1838 T. DwiGHT Morris, A.B. 

Colonel 14th Conn. Vols., Aug., 1862. 

Brevet Brigadier General, 1 863. 

Resigned, Aug. 14, 1863. 

Commanded 2nd Brigade, 3d Division, 2nd Army Corps. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1838—1839—1840 

1838 Livingston G. Parker, A.B. 

Captain 5th Kansas Cavalry, April 29, 1865; transferred 
to 15th Kansas Cavalry, Aug. 22, 1865. 
Mustered out, Dec. 7, 1865. 

1838 Warren Taylor. 

Served in Ohio Vols. 

1838 Robert Townsend. 

He served as an officer of the U. S. Navy from Aug. 1, 
1837, until April 7, 1851, when his resignation as Lieut. 
U. S. N. was accepted. 

He was appointed Acting Lieut. U. S. N., Sept. 17, 1861, 
and became Commander, July 16, 1862, Captain, July 25, 
1866, and died in the service, Aug. 15, 1866. 

1838 Peter S. Van Nest, DD. 

Chaplain 36th Wisconsin Vols., March, 1864. 
Discharged, Jan. 6, 1865, 

1 839 Edward Cooper, DD. 

Chaplain 8th Ohio Cavalry, June 30, 1 864. 
Mustered out, July 30, 1865. 

1839 George Erskine Danforth. 

Colonel 1 34th N. Y. Vols., July 9. 1 862. 
Resigned in 1863. 

1839 George R. Fairbanks, A.M. 

Major A. Q. M. C. S. A. at Atlanta. 

1839 Alfred Taylor, A.M., M.D. 

Surgeon 2nd Ohio Cavalry, Sept., 1861. 
Discharged, April 1 8, 1 863. 

1840 Cyrus Sumner Brown, A.B. 

1st Lieut. 1 1th Missouri Vols., April 4, 1862. 
Discharged, Sept. 1 , 1 862. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1840 — 1841 

1840 Peter H. Burghardt, *bk, A.M. 

Age 50. Chaplain 65th N. Y. Vols., June 11. 1861. 

Dismissed, March 21,1 863. 

Reinstated, June 6, 1 863. 

Mustered out with detachment, Sept. 12, 1 864. 

At Fair Oaks, where all the field officers were killed or 

wounded, he took command of his Regiment and led it back 

into action. 

1840 Isaac O. Fillmore, a>BK, D.D. 

Chaplain 15th N. Y. Cavalry. May 18, 1864. 

1840 Thales Lindsley. $bk, A.B. 

Captain, Major and Brigadier General. 

1840 Charles Martin, A.M., M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon U. S. A., Sept. 5. 1848. 

Major and Surgeon U. S. N.. April 22. 1861. 

Retired as Medical Director, Aug. 21,1 884. 

He was on the Cumberland when sunk by the Merrimac in 

the Monitor fight. 

1 840 Wm. H. p. Paddock, A.M. 

Hospital Chaplain Vols., July 5, 1862. 
Honorably discharged, March 28, 1 863. 
Hospital Chaplain Vols., June 1 9, 1 863. 
Honorably mustered out. May 7, 1867. 

1840 Bernard F. ScHEMERHORN, A.B. 

Major 46th Indiana Vols,, Nov., 1861. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Dec. 1 . 1 864. 

1840 James L. Van Ingen. M.D. 

Surgeon 18th N. Y. Vols., May 17, 1861. 

Resigned. Aug. 4, 1861. 

Surgeon 5th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 14, 1861. 

Discharged on report of Examining Board, Feb. 14, 1862. 

Disability removed June 22, 1 864. 

1841 James F. Calkins, 4>bk, A.B. 

Chaplain 149th Pa. Vols., June 3, 1863. 
Mustered out with Regiment. June 24, 1865. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1841 — 1842 

1841 Wm. E. Eacker. A.B. 

Quartermaster on General Fonda's staff. 

1841 Lewis Sylvester Hough. 

Private 9th N. J. Vols., 1 863 to 1 865. 

1841 Robert Chaffee Morgan, A.B. 

He had served as 1st Lieut, and Regimental Quartermaster 
of the 10th U. S. Infantry from April I, 1847, and as 
Captain from May 8, 1848, until August 26, 1848, when 
the command was disbanded 

He became Captain and A. Qm. U. S. A., June 18, 1862. 
Brevet Major U. S. Vols, and Brevet Colonel U. S. Vols., 
March 13, 1865. 
Mustered out, Oct. 1 , 1 867. 

1841 Wm. H. Stewart. 

IstLieut. 29th 111. Vols., 1861. 
Resigned, March 4, 1862. 
Captain 95th 111. Vols., Sept. 4, 1862. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Aug. 1 7, 1 865. 

1 842 Duncan Campbell, $BK, A.M. 

1st Lieut. 24th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 30, 1862. 
Mustered out with Regiment, May 29, 1 863. 
Captain and Asst. Adjutant General N. Y. Vols. 

1842 RuFus King, *BK, A.B. 

Private 31st Wis. Vols., 1861. 
1st Lieut, and Regiment Quartermaster, 1863. 
Captain and Quartermaster, April 1 7, 1 864. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 20, 1865. 

j 842 Henry A. Prendergast, A.B. 

Major and Paymaster U. S. A., Nov. 13, 1862. 
Served until his death in 1863. 

1342 George L. Robinson. 

Post Chaplain U. S. A., Fort Leavenworth, Kan. 

1 842 Charles E. Smedes. 

Brigadier General C. S. A., 1863. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1842 — 1843 — 1844 

1842 Thomas B. Van Buren. 

Lieut. Colonel 102d N. Y. Vols., Dec. 16, 1861. 

Colonel 102d N. Y. Vols., Feb. 8, 1862. 

Resigned. Dec. 13, 1862. 

Brevet Brigadier General U. S. Vols., March 13, 1865. 

1842 James Wood, #bk. A.M. 

Age 42. Colonel 1 36th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 8, 1 862. 
Brevet Brigadier General N. Y. Vols., March 8, 1865. 
Brevet Major General N. Y. Vols., March 13, 1865. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 1 3, 1 865 . 
He wrote a History of the Atlanta Campaign. 

1343 Franklin B. Hough, $bk, A.M., M.D., Ph.D. 

Age 45. Surgeon 97th N. Y. Vols., July 3, 1862. 
Discharged, March 1 0, 1 863. 

1843 Levi W. Norton, A.M. 

Age 41. Chaplain 72d N. Y. Vols., July 1 7, 1861. 
Discharged, April 20, 1862. 

1843 Henry Pomeroy, *BK, A.M. 

Lieut. Colonel 1 st Wis. Cavalry. 
Resigned, Feb. 11,1 864. 

1 843 Rodman H. Robinson, D.D. 

Chaplain 32d N. Y. Vols., June 1, 1861. 
Resigned, Feb. 22, 1 862. 

1 844 William Allen, A.B. 

Additional Paymaster Vols., June 1, 1861. 

Chief Paymaster of the District of the Cumberland in 1 862. 

Resigned, Oct. 4, 1865. 

Brevet Lieut. Colonel Vols., March 13, 1865. 

1844 Alexander P. Berthoud, *BK, A.M. 

Colonel 31st N. J. Vols., Sept. 17, 1862. 
Commanded a Brigade in the 1st Army Corps. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 24, 1863. 

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Frederick Townsend. 
Class of 1 844. 

Lieut. Colonel 9th U. S. In- 
fantry. 

Brevet Brigadier General U. 
S. A. 

Picture taken when he was Major 
of Regulars. 



James C. Duane. 
Class of 1 844. 

At the close of the Civil War he 
was Major Corps of Engineers U. 
S. A. and Brevet Brigadier Gen- 
eral U. S. A. 

Chief Engineer of the Army of 
the Potomac. 

Picture taken when First Lieu- 
tenant of Engineers. 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 
1844 

1844 James C. DuANE, A.B. 

After receiving his A.B. at Union he entered West Point 
and graduated July 1, 1848. He was appointed Brevet 
2nd Lieut, of Engineers. He became Captain, August 6, 
186] ; Major, March 3, 1863. Brevet Lieut. Colonel and 
Brevet Colonel U. S. A., July 6. 1864. for faithful services. 
He commanded the Engineer Battalion in the siege of York- 
town, April 12 to May 4, 1862. He built the bridge over 
the Chickahominy, 2,000 feet long, August 12-14, 1862. 
He was Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac, Sept. 
8 to Nov. 5, 1862, during the Maryland Campaign. 
Chief Engineer of the Department of the South, Nov. 19, 

1 862, to June 1 3, 1 863, in the attacks on Fort McAUister, 
Ga., and in operations against Charleston, S. C, and again 
Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac from July 15, 

1 863, to June 8, 1 865. Brevet Brigadier General U. S. A. 
from March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services 
during the siege of Petersburg and the defeat of Lee. 
After the War he became Lieut. Colonel, Corps of Engineers, 
March 7, 1 867 ; Colonel, Jan. 1 0, 1 883 ; Brigadier General, 
Chief of Engineers U. S. Army, Oct. 11,1 886, and was 
retired, June 30, 1888. 

He was one of the joint commission to supervise the con- 
struction of the Washington National Monument, Oct. 1 1 , 
1 886- June 30, 1 888. 

The General Order of the Corps of Engineers regarding 
him says: " General Duane was a most distinguished officer 
of the Corps of Engineers. His professional attainments 
were of the highest order, and his public service was char- 
acterized by a faithful devotion to every duty." 

1844 Nathan J. Johnson, A.M. 

At the age of 39 Captain 93d, N. Y. Vols., Nov. 3, 1861. 
Lieut. Colonel 1 1 5th N. Y. Vols., April 13, 1864. 
Wounded in action, Aug. 1 8, 1 864, at Deep Bottom, Va. ; 
again on Oct. 28, 1864, at Darbytown Road, Va., and 
again on Jan. 15,1 865, at Fort Fisher, N. C. 
Promoted to Colonel, April 29, 1865, having been made 
Brevet Colonel U. S. Vols, from March 13, 1865, for 
gallant and meritorious services at the storming of Fort Fisher. 
Mustered out with his Regiment, June 1 7, 1 865, 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1844 

1844 Louis Livingston, A.B. 

Major 29th N. Y. Vols., May 21. 186L 

Resigned, June 2, 1861. 

Captain and A. A. D. C. U. S. Vols., July 3. 1 862. 

Resigned, March 8, 1 864. 

Brevet Major U. S. Vols, for gallant and meritorious con 

duct at Antietam and South Mountain, Md. 

Brevet Lieut. Colonel U. S. Vols, for conspicuous service ..> 

Gettysburg. 

1844 Daniel McCarthy. 

Age 26. Sergeant 88th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 24, 1861. 
2nd Lieut. N. Y. Vols., Sept. 1, 1862. 
Killed at Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1 862. 

1844 John W. McKim, A.B. 

Captain A. Q. M. Vols., Oct. 30, 1 863. 
Brevet Major Vols., March 13, 1865. 
Mustered out, May 7, 1867. 

1844 Samuel T. Richards, A.B. 

At age of 38 Colonel 1 18th N. Y. Vols., July 7, 1862. 
Served one year, when, his health having failed, he was dis- 
charged for disability, July 8, 1 863. 

1 844 Pierre Antoine Roy, $BK, A.M. 

Captain of Artillery C. S. A. Served in Mississippi and 
Tennessee. 

1844 Frederick Townsend, A.B. 

At the age of 34 Colonel 3d N. Y. Vols.. April 25. 1861. 
Major 18th U. S. Infantry, June 26, 1861. 
Lieut. Colonel 9th U. S. Infantry, April 20, 1 864. 
Brevet Colonel U. S. A. and Brevet Brigadier General 
U. S. A. in 1865. 

1 844 James Lafayette Witherspoon. 

Captain 2nd Arkansas Mounted Riflemen C. S. A., Aug. 

1861. 

Major C. S. A. in Menison's Arkansas Regiment, Cabell's 

Brigade, Nov., 1863. 

Captured in Nov., 1863, and was prisoner at Little Rock. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 
1845 — 1846 

(845 Henry L. King, A.B. 

Enlisted in 9th N. Y. Vols.. 1861. 

Major and Additional Paymaster U. S. A., June 1, 1861. 

Mustered out, Nov. 1, 1865. 

Brevet Colonel U. S. Vols., Sept. 27. 1865. 

1845 John A. Lidell, $BK, A.M., M.D. 

Major and Surgeon U. S. A., Aug. 3, 1861. 

Mustered out, June 24, 1865. 

Brevet Lieut. Colonel U. S. Vols., June 1, 1865. 

1845 Calvin Littlefield, A.M. 

Age 39. Captain 94th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 18, 1861. 
Lieut. Colonel, March 1 7, 1 862. 
Discharged, Nov. 1, 1862. 

845 Jonathan Robeson McDonald, A.B. 
Major 10th Texas Infantry C. S. A. 
Served four years. 

1845 Alexander Vernon Murdock, $BK, A. M. 

Age 35. Chaplain 38th N. Y. Vols., June 8, 1 861 . 
Discharged, Oct. 25, 1 862. 

1845 James S. McKie, A.M., M.D. 

Captain U. S. Vols. Was specially commended for his 
services at Balls Bluff. 

1 846 Simon S. Goss, #bk, A.M. 

Age 39. Chaplain 75th N. Y. Vols., Nov. 6. 1862. 
Discharged, March 4, 1 863. 

1 846 James D. Jones, A.M., M.D. 

Surgeon 22d N. Y. Cavalry, Dec. 19, 1863. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 27, 1865. 

1846 Daniel S. Printup, 4>BK, A.M. 

Major C. S. A. Commanding Confederate forces at Rich- 
mond, Ky., Sept. and Oct. 1862. 

Major 55th Georgia Regiment, April 25, 1863, at Clin- 
ton, Tenn., and at Cumberland Gap in June, 1863. His 
command was surrendered to Gen. Burnside, Sept. 9, 1 863, 
by the Confederate General in command, although Major P. 
had protested against surrender. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1847—1848 

1647 Gabriel BoucK, $BK, A.B. 

Captain 2d Wis. Vols, in 1861. 
Colonel 18th Wis. Vols., April 21, 1862. 
Resigned, Jan. 4, 1864. 

1647 JuLiEN Paydras Faison. 

Chaplain 1st Nor. Carolina Cavalry, C. S. A. 
Chaplain 38th Nor. Carolina Infantry C. S. A. 
Served sixteen months. 

1847 Selah Gridley Perkins, $BK, A.B., M.D. 
Captain 1 st Vermont Vols. 
Killed at Ashbys Gap, Va., Sept. 22, 1 862. 

1647 Peter E. Sickler, M.D. 

Age 35. Asst. Surgeon 48th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 15, 1862. 

Asst. Surgeon 47th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 23, 1862. 

Major and Surgeon 47th N. Y. Vols., May 1, 1863, to 

Sept. 30, 1863. 

Asst. Surgeon 10th N. Y. Cavalry, Dec. 30, 1863. 

Captured, June 11,1 864. 

Paroled and discharged for disability, Nov. 30, 1 864. 

Surgeon 8th N. Y. Cavalry, Jan. 21, 1865. 

Died of chronic diarrhea, April 14, 1865. 

1847 David TuLLY, D.D. 

Age 42. Chaplain 77th N. Y. Vols., Nov. 23, 1861. 
Discharged, July 7, 1862. 

He served in the Peninsula Campaign, the Siege of York- 
town and the Seven-day battles. 

1846 Chester Alan Arthur, $bk, LL.D. 

Though not in the U. S. service he did effective work for 
the Army while on the Staff of E. D. Morgan, the Great 
War Governor of New York State, by whom he was made 
Brigadier General and Chief Engineer on his Staff in 1861, 
Inspector General, Feb. 10, 1862, and Quartermaster 
General, July 9, 1862. He was elected Vice-President 
of the United States with Gen. Gar6*:ld as President, and 
succeeded to the Presidency when Garfield died by an 
assassin's bullet. He served the unexpired term to the satis- 
faction of the Country and with greai credit to himself and 
his Alma Mater. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1848—1849 

1 848 Henry K. Gushing, M.D., LL.D. 

Surgeon 7th Ohio Vols., June 21, 1861. 
Resigned, Sept. 6, 1861. 

1848 George K. Dauchy, *BK, A.B. 

Age 32. 1st Lieut. 12th N. Y. Independent Battery, Oct. 
7, 1861. 

He decHned a commission as Captain of the 16th N. Y. 
Heavy Artillery, remaining with his Battery and was inus~ 
tered out after three years active service, Nov. 1 7, 1 864. 

1848 James S. Dobbin, A.B. 

Private 123d N. Y. Vols., Aug. 22, 1862. 
Wounded, May 3, 1863, at ChancellorsviUe, Va. 
Absent in hospital when company was mustered out. 

1848 James G. MoREY, A.B. 

Was in Confederate Army. 

1848 Charles C. Nott, A.M., LL.D. 

Age 34. Lieut. Colonel 1 3 1 st N. Y. Vols., Aug. 1 4, 1 862. 
Promoted to Colonel 1 76th N. Y. Vols., Jan. 10, 1863. 
Captured in action at Brashear City, La., June 23, 1864. 
Paroled, June 24, 1864. 
Mustered out, Aug. 8, 1864. 

1848 Dexter Reynolds, A.B. 

Paymaster 3d N. Y. Vols., May 18 to June 18, 1861. 
1st Lieut, and Asst. Paymaster U. S. Vols., July 4, 1861. 

1 848 Lewis Tice, $bk, M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon 17th N. Y. Vols., Dec. 12, 1861. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 2, 1863. 

1849 Eli Stillman Bailey, A.B. 

Major and Paymaster U. S. A., Feb. 19, 1863. 
Mustered out, April 30, 1866. 
Brevet Lieut. Colonel, 1 865. 

1849 Edward Louis Berthoud, #BK, A.M., C.E. 
1st Lieut. 2d Colorado Vols., 1862. 
1st Lieut. 2d Colorado Cavalry, 1863-4. 
Captain 2d Colorado Cavalry, July, 1864. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1849 

Adjutant General, District of the Border, Mo., and Engi- 
neer on the Staffs of Generals Brown, Pleasanton, Rose- 
cranz, Sanborn and Dodge in 1864-5. 
Inspector and Chief of Staff Gen. Ford, Dist. of Arkansas. 
Mustered out, June, 1 865. 

1849 William A. Bird. 

1st Lieut. 27th N. Y. Light Artillery, Nov. 29, 1862. 
Discharged. April 13, 1863. 

1649 Clarence Buel, $BK, A.M. 

Age 30. Captain 2d N. Y. Light Cavalry. Aug. 14, 1 861 . 
Colonel 1 69th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 8, 1 862. 
Wounded in action at Edenton Road, Va., April 24, 1863, 
and was discharged for disability, Feb. 1 3, 1 864. 

1849 Silas Wright Burt, $bk, C.E. 

Colonel and Asst. Inspector General N. Y. State on the 
Staffs of Governors E. D. Morgan, Horatio Seymour and 
R. E. Fenton. He was engaged in raising, organizing and 
equipping Volunteers from 1861 to 1865. 

1849 Daniel Butterfield, A.M., LL.D. 

Age 30. Colonel 12th N. Y. Vols., April 19, 1861. 

Appointed Acting Brigadier General of the 8th Brigade, 

under Gen. Patterson, July 14, 1 86 1 . 

Mustered out with Regiment, August 5, 1861. 

Lieut. Colonel 12th U. S. Infantry. May 14, 1861. 

Brig. General U. S. Vols., Sept. 7, 1861. 

Major General U. S. Vols., Nov. 29, 1862. 

Chief of Staff Army of the Potomac, 1 863. 

Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. 

Colonel 5th Infantry U. S. A., July 1 , 1 863. 

Mustered out as Major General U. S. V., Aug. 24, 1865. 

Voted Congressional Medal for Valor. 

Brevet Brig. General U. S. A. and Brevet Major General 

U.S.A., 1865. 

1849 Allan McFarland, A.B. 

Chaplain 98th Illinois Vols., Sept. 21, 1863. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 27, 1865. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1849 

1849 Andrew Heatley Green, ^bk, A.M. 

Captain 51st Regiment N. Y. State troops called out to 
repel invasion by Confederates from Canada. 

1849 Wm. Silliman Hillyer. 

Captain and Aide de Camp to Gen. Grant, Sept. 8, 1 86 1 . 
Colonel and A. A. D. C, May 3, 1862. 
Served in the Vicksburg campaign. 
Resigned, May 15, 1863. 

Brevet Brigadier General U. S. Vols, for gallant and meri- 
torious services, March 1 3, 1 865. 

1849 David T. Morrill, <^bk, D.D. 

Chaplain 26th New Jersey Vols., Sept. 18, 1862. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 27, 1863. 

1849 Jacob L. Pearse, $BK, A.B. 

Chaplain 74th Illinois Vols., 1864-1). 

1849 Robert Barnwell Potter. 

Age 32. Major 51st N. Y. Vols., Oct. 12, 1861. 

Lieut. Colonel 51st N. Y. Vols., Nov. 1, 1861. 

Wounded at Newbern, N. C, March 14, 1862. 

Colonel, Sept. 10, 1862. 

Brig. General U. S. Vols., March 13, 1863. 

Brevet Major General U. S. V., Aug. 1 , 1 864. 

Major General U. S. Vols., Sept. 29, 1 865. 

He was shot through the body before Petersburg and 

although believed to be fatally wounded, recovered. 

Mustered out, June 15, 1866. 

1849 James Reilly, A.B., M.D. 

Major and Surgeon 33d New Jersey Vols., Sept. 5, 1 863. 
He served as Brigade Surgeon in the Army of the Tennessee. 
Mustered out with his Regiment, July 17, 1865. 

Samuel Allen Rice, A.B. 

Colonel 33d Iowa Infantry, Oct. 1^ 1862. 

Brig. General U. S. Vols., Aug. 4, 1863. 

Died, July 6, 1864, of wounds received in the Battle of 

Jenkins Ferry, Arkansas, April 3, 1864. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1849 — 1850 

1849 John McKie Stark, A.M.. M.D. 

Surgeon U. S. Vols, at Fort Schuyler, N. Y., and Wash- 
ington, D. C, 1861-4. 

Acting Surgeon on Exchange and Transportation boats for 
sick and wounded, 1864-5. 

1849 James W. Wilson, A.B. 

Corporal 6th N. Y. Light Artillery, Sept. 17, 1861. 

Sergeant, April 1, 1862. 

2d Lieut., June 9, 1863. 

1st Lieut., March 1, 1865. 

Mustered out with Battery, July 8, 1865. 

1850 Wm. Rufus Baker, A.B. 

Officer in the U. S. Navy. 

1850 Gilbert W. Becker. 

Age 31. 1st Lieut. 30th N. Y. Vols., May 14, 1861. 

Mustered out with Company, June 18, 1863. 

1st Lieut. 2d Veteran N. Y. Cavalry, Oct. 29, 1863. 

Captain, Nov. 10, 1863. 

Mustered out with Company, Nov. 8, 1865. 

Brevet Major for meritorious services, Dec. 9, 1 865. 

1850 Linus D. Bishop, A.M. 

Captain 9th Illinois Cavalry, Oct. 15, 1861. 
Provost Marshal at Memphis and at Aberdeen, Miss. 
Major, 1863. 

Mustered out with his Regiment, October, 1864. 
Lieut, Colonel 6th U. S. Veteran Infantry. 

1850 Theodore Francis Hall, $BK, A.B., M.D. 

Age 34. Surgeon 140th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 10, 1862. 
Discharged for disability, Feb. 24, 1863. 

1850 Abraham B. Longaker, *BK, A.M. 

1 st Sergeant and Quartermaster 4 1 st Pa. Vols, and Acting 
Commissary 5th Brigade, Dept. of Susquehanna. 

1850 Henry Markell, A.B. 

Captain 44th Iowa Vols., June 1, 1864. 
Mustered out with Company, Sept. 15, 1864. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1850 — 1851 

1850 Francis E. Martindale, A.B., M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon U. S. Vols., Feb. 17. 1865. 
In charge of U. S. Hospital, Worcester, Mass. 
Brevet Major for meritorious services, Dec. 9, 1865. 
Mustered out, January 4, 1866. 

1850 Jacob Moore, A.B. 

Captain 6th Delaware Vols., Dec, 1862- 

Lieut. Colonel, June 27, 1863. 

Mustered out with Regiment, Sept., 1863. 

1850 Norman Ottman. 

Served in N. Y. Vols., died 1 863. 

1850 Jefferson Reynolds, A.B. 
Served in the Pa. Vols. 

1850 John Converse Starkweather. 

Colonel 1st Wis. Vols., May 17, 1861. 
Brigadier General Vols., July 22, 1863. 
Resigned, May 11, 1865. 
Brevet Major General Vols., 1865. 

1850 James Van Voast, A.B. 

Graduated from West Point. 

Provost Marshal San Francisco, 1 862-4. 

1850 R. Howard Wallace, f-BK, A.B. 

Age 33. Chaplain 19th and 91st N. Y. Vols., 1861-2. 
Chaplain 168th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 18, 1862. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Oct. 31,1 863. 

1850 Henry B. Whiton, A.B., M.D. 

Age 33. Asst. Surgeon 2nd N. Y. Vols., Sept. 30, 1861. 
Major and Surgeon 60th N. Y. Vols., Feb. 1 7, 1863. 
Mustered out, Oct. 31, 1864. 

1 850 GusTAVus RoDOLPHUs Whitridge, A.M. 

Sergeant 3d South Carolina Cavalry C. S. A. for four years» 

1851 Edwin Clay Becker, A.B. 

Captain A. Q. M. Vols., April 14. 1862. 
Mustered out, Nov. 27, 1865. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1851 

1 85 1 Dewitt C. Booth. 

Captain C. S. A. in command of the Roanoke Home Guaids, 
March to July, 1862. 

1 85 1 Lemuel Owens Bridewell, A.M. 

Captain Hindman's Arkansas Legion C. S. A., 186L 
Major Hindman's Arkansas Legion C. S. A., 1 862. 
On the staff of Gen, Hardie, 1 862. 
Paroled at Augusta, Ga., May, 1865. 

1851 Alfred P. Crafts, A.B., M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon U. S. Vols., Sept. 25, 1862. 

1851 Thomas W. B. Crews, A.B. 

Entered Confederate service in 1 86 1 and became Colonel 
C. S. A. 

1851 James W. Crocker, <l'BK, A.B. 

Captain in a Miss. Regiment C. S. A., 1861. 
Colonel, 1865. 

1851 John C. Ferguson. A.B., M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon 7th Ohio Vols., May 4, 1863. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June, 1 864. 

1851 Samuel N. Hartwell. 

Acting 1st Asst. Engineer U. S. Navy, Dec. 20, 1861. 
Acting Chief Engineer U. S. Navy, March 24, 1863. 
Honorably discharged, Jan. 22, 1866. 

1851 William Ayrault Jackson, A.B. 

When 29 years old he resigned as Inspector General on 

Gov. E. D. Morgan's staff. May 14, 1861, to become 

Colonel 18th N. Y. Vols. 

His Regiment joined the Army of the Potomac in Gen. 

Newton's Brigade of Gen. Franklin's Division. 

Took part in the first Bull Run battle and Colonel Jackson 

was commended for gallantry. 

He was stricken with fever in October and died in the 

Military Hospital at Washington, Nov. 10, 1861. 

He was the oldest child of Prof. Isaac W. Jackson. 

24 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1851 — 1852 

1851 Ova HoYT Seymour, A.M. 

Chaplain 157th N. Y. Vols., March 7, 1863. 
Mustered out with Regiment, July 10, 1865. 

1851 Alfred B. Smith, $BK, A.B. 

Age 36. Major 1 50th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 24, 1 862. 

Lieut. Colonel 150th N. Y. Vols., Jan. 1, 1865. 

Colonel 150th N. Y. Vols., April 24, 1865. 

Mustered out with Regiment, June 8, 1865. 

Brevet Brigadier General U. S. Vols, for gallant and 

meritorious services in Georgia and the Carolinas, March 1 3, 

1865. 

1851 James H. Vail, A.M. 

Served under Gen. Ewing. 

1851 Jacob Wilson, <l'BK, A.B.. Ph.D. 

Age 31 . Captain 43d N. Y. Vols., Aug. 1 5, 1 861 . 
Honorably discharged because of ill health, Jan. 25, 1862. 

1852 Job Hiram Champion, $bk, A.M. 

Chaplain 179th Penn. Vols., May 29, 1863. 
Mustered out with Regiment, July 27, 1863. 
Wounded at Fair Oaks, Va. 

1852 Francis T. Chase, $bk, A.M. 

He was room-mate of James W. Crocker, 1 85 1 , who was 
from Mississippi. Chase went South to teach, and, although 
from New Hampshire, he stuck to his room-mate, becoming 
an officer in the same Confederate Regiment and serving 
through the War. 
Captain C. S. A., 1861-5. 

1852 Nelson S. Drake, M.D. 

Age 32. Asst. Surgeon U. S. Vols., Aug. 19, 1863. 
Dismissed, May 11,1 864. 
Disability removed, June 24, 1 864. 

1852 Nicholas H. Fennell, A.B. 

Captain North Carolina Regiment C. S. A., 1861-4. 

1852 Wm. Furness. 

Private Battery A Chicago Light Artillery, April 19, 1861, 
At the end of three months' service re-enlisted in Battery A 
1 St Illinois Artillery, July 16, 1 861 . 
Discharged for disability, Jan. 28, 1 862. 

25 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1852 

1852 Francis B. Hall, $bk, A.M. 

Age 35. Chaplain I 6th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 1 7, 1 862. 
Mustered out with Regiment, May 22, 1 863. 
Congressional Medal of Honor for distinguished bravery at 
the battle of Salem Heights, Va., May 3, 1 863. 

1852 Dennis R. Harder, A.M. 
Private N. Y. Vols. 

1852 Edward H. Horner, *bk, M.D. 

Surgeon 127th Pa. Vols., March 6. 1863. 
Mustered out v/ith Regiment, May 29, 1863. 

1852 Oscar B. Hitchcock, $bk, A.M. 
Chaplain U. S. Vols., 1862-6. 

1852 Robert Talafree Johnson, A.B. 

Age 29. Captain 72nd N. Y. Vols., June 4. 1861 . 
Wounded at WiUiamsburg, Va., May 5, 1862. 
Major 144th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 26, 1862. 
Discharged, Dec. 22, 1 862. 

1852 John H. Kinyoun, A.M., M.D. 

Captain and Surgeon 28th North Carolina Vols. C. S. A., 
1861-5. 

1 852 John Blair Linn. 

Age 30. Chaplain 100th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 24, 1862. 
Discharged, Oct. 16, 1864. 

1852 Robert Neil McLaren. 

2nd Lieut. 6th Minn. Vols., Aug. 1, 1862. 

Captain, Aug. 1 8, 1 862. 

Major, Aug. 22, 1862. 

Colonel 2nd Minn. Cavalry, Jan. 14, 1864. 

Brevet Brigadier General U. S. Vols., Dec. 14, 1865. 

Mustered out, Nov. 17, 1865. 

1852 William Henry Merriam, A.M. 

Age 30. Private 169th N. Y. Vols.. Aug. 29, 1862. 
1st Lieut., Oct. 6, 1863. 
Mustered out. May 28, 1864. 
Brevet Major N. Y. Vols., 1865. 

26 



Union College Alumni in the Civil IV ar 
1852 

1852 JULIEN H. PiCOT. 

Captain 31st North Carolina C. S. A. 

He served through the War. He was captured at Roanoke 
Island in Feb., 1862, by Gen. J. F. Hartranft, 1853, who 
had been his friend in college. He was shown every courtesy 
and was paroled in nine days and exchanged, Aug. 27, 1 862. 

1852 George W. Snyder, A.B. 

Graduated at West Point in 1856 at the head of his class. 

Brevet Lieut. Corps of Engineers, Aug. 1, 1856. 

2nd Lieut. U. S. Engineers, Sept. 1, 1856. 

1st Lieut. U. S. Engineers, Feb. 26, 1861. 

Brevet Captain U. S. A. for services in defense of Fort 

Sumter, S. C, April 14, 1861. 

Brevet Major U. S. A. for services at Manassas, Va. 

Served on Gen. Heintzleman's staff at the battle of Bull Run. 

Died when 28 years of age at Washington, D. C, Nov. 1 7, 

1 86 1 , from exposure and disease contracted at the siege of 

Charleston. 

1852 James Van Voast, <I>BK, A.B. 

Brevet 2nd Lieut. 3d U. S. Artillery, July 1 , 1 852. 

2nd Lieut., Aug. 22, 1853. 

Lieut. 9th U. S. Infantry, March 3, 1855. 

Regimental Qm. (to June 11, 1858), July 4, 1855. 

Captain, March 1, 1861. 

Major 18th U. S. Inf., Dec. 29, 1863. 

Colonel 16thU. S. Inf., 1871. 

1852 De Garmo J. Whiting, A.B. 

1 st Lieut. R. Qm. 2nd Mich. Vols. 

Captain A. Qm. U. S. Vols., Dec. 3, 1 862. 

Died in 1864. 

1852 John B. Yates, C.E. 

Captain 1st Mich. Engineers, 1861. 
Major 1st Mich. Engineers, 1863. 
Colonel 1st Mich. Engineers, Jan. 8, 1865. 
Mustered out with his Regiment, Sept. 22, 1 865. 
Was in Sherman's march to the sea. 

27 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1853 

1853 Ellsworth N. Bates, A.M. 
Captain 20th Iowa Vols. 
Resigned, Sept. 18, 1863. 
Died in 1 863. 

1853 Harmon J. Bliss, A.B. 

Age 30. Captain 72nd N. Y. Vols., May 28, 1861. 
Wounded in action, Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863. 
Died of his wounds, June 6, 1 863. 

1853 Andries Brant, Jr., C.E. 

Age 36. Captain 150th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 23. 1862. 
Discharged for disabihty, Dec. 1 8, 1 863. 
Died, Dec. 23, 1863. 

1853 Holmes Colbert. 

A Choctaw Indian; was Colonel of a Regiment of Indiauis 
in the Civil War. 

1853 Joseph Speed Conrad, A.M. 

Graduated at West Point in 1 85 7. 

Brevet 2nd Lieut. 4th U. S. Infantry, July 1, 1857. 

2nd Lieut. 2nd U. S. Infantry, Oct. 12, 1857. 

1st Lieut. 2nd U. S. Infantry, May 14, 1861. 

Captain 2nd U. S. Infantry, Nov. 1, 1861. 

Severely wounded in battle at Wilson's Creek, Mo., Aug. 

10, 1861. 

Brevet Major and Brevet Colonel, Aug. 1 , 1 864. 

Brevet Colonel for gallant and meritorious services in the 

Civil War, March 13, 1865. 

1853 James C. Cook, 4)BK, A.M. 

Age 27. 1st Lieut. 25th N. Y. Vols., April 19, 1861. 
Mustered out with company, Aug. 4, 1861. 

1853 Joseph Swift Cook, $BK, A.M., M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon 31st N. Y. Vols., 1862. 
Resigned, April 1 8, 1 863. 

1853 John Frederick Hartranft, C.E., A.M. 
Colonel 4th Pa. Vols., April 26, 1861. 
On Gen. Franklin's staff at the battle of Bull Rim. 
Colonel 51st Pa. Vols., Nov. 16, 1861. 

28 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1853 

Commanded a Brigade in the Wilderness and Spotsylvania 

battles. 

Promoted to Brigadier General U. S. Vols., May 12, 1864. 

Brevet Major General U. S. Vols., March 25, 1865, for 

conspicuous gallantry in recapture of Fort Steadman. 

Mustered out, Jan. 15, 1866. 

Awarded Medal of Honor by Congress, Aug. 21,1 886, for 

having volunteered his services at the battle of Bull Run, 

July 21, 1 86 1 , when his Regiment marched to the rear to 

be mustered out. 

1853 Stephen H. Ingersoll. 

Signal officer U. S. Navy. 

1853 Allan Hyret Jackson, A.B., LL.B. 

Age 26. Captain 91st N. Y. Vols., Oct. 1, 1861. 

Major 134th N. Y. Vols., Jan. 16, 1863 

Lieut. Colonel 134th N. Y. Vols., March 3, 1863. 

Colonel 134th N. Y. Vols., Dec. 11, 1863. 

Wounded in action at Peach Tree Creek, Ga., July 20, 

1864. 

Mustered out with his Regiment, June 1 0, 1 865. 

Brevet Major for gallant and meritorious services, March, 

1865. 

After the War he entered the Regular Army as 2nd Lieut. 

7th U. S. Infantry and served until 1898, when he was 

retired as Colonel because of age. 

1853 Albert LiNDLEY Lee, A.M. 

Major 7th Kansas Cavalry, Oct. 29, 1861. 
Colonel 7th Kansas Cavalry, May 1 7, 1 862. 
Brigadier General U. S. Vols.. Nov. 29, 1862. 
Resigned, May 4, 1865. 

1 853 John McConihe, A.M. 

Captain 1st Nebraska Infantry, 1861. 

Age 28. Lieut. Colonel 169 N. Y. Vols., Oct. 6. 1862. 

Colonel 169th N. Y. Vols., April 12, 1864. 

Killed in action at Cold Harbor, Va., June 1, 1864. 

Brevet Brigadier General U. S. Vols, from June 1 , 1 864 

for valor in battle. 

2!i 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1853 

1 853 Donald McLaren, $bk, DD. 

Chaplain U. S. Navy, March 10, 1863. 

Acting Professor of English and Ethics in the U. S. Naval 

Academy for tw^o years and Chaplain of the Naval Academy 

for three years and of the Naval Home in Philadelphia 

three years. 

Retired as Rear Admiral U. S. N., Jan., 1907. 

1853 Clinton A. Moon, $BK, A.B. 

Age 34. Captain 1 2 1 st N. Y. Vols., Aug. 23, 1 862. 
Discharged, Jan. 1 7, 1 863. 

1853 Frank Gardner Noyes, A.M. 

Captain and Commissary U. S. Vols., Nov. 26, 1862. 
Lieut. Colonel Vols., June 2, 1865. 
Brevet Major Vols., Sept. 21, 1865. 
Mustered out, Oct. 9, 1 865. 

1853 Hiram Scofield, A.B. 

Private 2nd Iowa Vols., 1861. 

2nd Lieut. 2nd Iowa Vols., 1861. 

1st Lieut. 2nd Iowa Vols., 1861. 

Captain and A. A. General U. S. Vols., June 9, 1862. 

Colonel 47th U. S. Colored Troops, May 5, 1863. 

Brevet Brigadier General U. S. Vols., March 13, 1863. 

Mustered out with Regiment, Jan. 5, 1866. 

1853 Thomas Steele. 

Served in Confederate Army, 1861-4. 

1853 Ralph Van Brunt, A.B. 

Enrolled 3d Wis. Vols., April 19, 1861. 
2nd Lieut. 3d Wis. Vols., July 2. 1861. 
Captain 3d Wis. Vols., Aug. 23, 1862. 
Remustered for 3 years, July 29, 1 864. 
A. A. A. G. 2nd Brigade 4th Div. 1 4th Army Corps. 
Brevet Major U. S. Vols, for gallant and meritorious ser- 
vices, March 13, 1865. 
Mustered out with Regiment, July 18, 1 865. 

1853 Albert Woodcock, <i>bk, A.B. 

Captain 92nd 111. Vols., 1862. 

Major 92nd 111. Vols., June 28, 1864. 

Brevet Lieut. Colonel U. S. Vols., June 18, 1865. 

Mustered out, June 21, 1865. 

30 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1854 

1854 Wm. Ratliffe Brandon, A.M., M.D. 

Enlisted in 1861 in the 21st Mississippi Regiment C. S. A., 
called the " Jeff Davis Guards." Taken prisoner at 
Fredericksburg, severely w^ounded at Malvern Hill and at 
Gettysburg, and died eventually from his wounds. 

1854 Robert Orton Brown, A.B. 
Private U. S. A, 1861. 

Wounded in battle of Franklin, Tenn., and died from his 
wounds, Aug. 30, 1864. 

1854 James Burt. 

Paymaster U. S. A, 1862-4. 

Colonel and Asst. Commissary General N. Y. State, 1 864-9. 

1854 John James Cameron, $BK, A.M. 
Chaplain U. S. Vols., 1861. 
Died in Army Hospital, Yorktown, Va., May 14, 1862. 

1854 Joseph M. Craig, M.D. 

Surgeon C. S. A. from Feb., 1862, in charge of hospitals 

at New Orleans and Clinton, La., and in Feb., 1 863, became 

Surgeon 4th La. Infantry of Gibson's Louisiana Brigade, 

Stevenson's Division, S. D. Lee's Corps, Army of the 

Tennessee. 

Captured with Regiment at Nashville, Tenn. 

Paroled, April 25, 1865. 

1854 Peter Renselaer Furbeck, "I-BK, A.M., M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon Ira Harris Millitary Hospital, Albany, N. Y., 
1865. 

1854 Cyrus Lorenzo Gorton, A.B. 

1st Lieut R. Q. M. 2nd Kansas Cavalry, 1861-4. 
Captain and A. Q. M. U. S. Vols., June 11, 1864-5. 

] 854 Harvey S. Losee, *BK, A.M. 
Lieut. C. S. A., 1 862. 
Captain and Commissary C. S. A., 1863-5. 

1854 George Henry Noyes, A.M., M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon 2nd Iowa Cavalry, Sept., 1861. 
Major and Surgeon 2nd Iowa Cavalry, June 9, 1862. 
Surgeon in Chief of the 1 6th Army Corps. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Sept. 1 7, 1 865 . 

31 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1854 — 1855 

1854 John Virtue Rice, $BK, A.M. 

2nd Lieut. 5th Delaware Vols., Oct. 25, 1862. 
Mustered out with company, Aug., 1 863. 

1854 P. G. Valentine, A.M., M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon 2nd Kentucky Cavalry C. S. A., 1861. 
Surgeon 2nd Kentucky Cavalry C. S. A., 1863-5. 

1854 John B. Van Name. 

Age 28. Captain 89th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 1 8, 1 861 . 
Discharged, Oct. 6, 1 862. 

1854 Malcolm W. Woodworth, $bk, A.B. 

Chaplain of a Virginia Regiment C. S. A. 

1854 Austin A. Yates, $bk, A.B. 

Age 26. Enrolled 1 34th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 30, 1 862. 

Captain 134th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 3, 1862. 

Discharged for disability, June 1 0, 1 863. 

Captain 1 4th Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps, Aug. 1 3, 

1863. 

Assistant to Judge Advocate General for a year. 

Mustered out, Aug. 20, 1 866. 

Brevet Major U. S. Vols, from March 13, 1865. 

1855 Alexander Adair, *bk, A.M. 

Chaplain U. S. Vols., 1862-5. 

1 855 Andrew Anderson. 

Captain 9th Indiana Vols., April 22, 1861. 
Mustered out with Regiment, July 21, 1 86 1 . 

1855 Horatio D. Brown, A.B. 

2nd Lieut. 5th Minn. Vols., 1862. 

1st Lieut, and Adjutant 1 1th Minn. Vols., Aug. 5, 1864 

Mustered out with Regiment, June 26, 1865. 

1855 Thomas F. Bowie. 

Captain Virginia Cavalry C. S. A. 

Major Virginia Cavalry in Gen. Fitzhugh Lee's Division. 
Major and A. A. G. Gen. Pickett's Division, Nov. 4, 1 864. 
Wounded at Todd's Tavern, Va. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1855 

1855 Edward Henry Chase, A.B. 

Private 8th Pa. Vols., April 22, 1861. 
Prisoner of War, 1861-2. 
Mustered out, June 1 6, 1 864. 

1855 Cleaveland J. Campbell, A.B. 

Enlisted as Private 44th N. Y. Vols.. Oct. 16, 186K 

Age 25. 2nd Lieut. 1 st N. Y. Cavalry, Oct. 28, 1 861 . 

1st Lieut, and Adjutant 152nd N. Y. Vols., Oct. 25, 1862o. 

Captain, April 22, 1 863. 

Discharged to become Lieut. Colonel 23d U. S. Colored 

Infantry, March 20, 1864. 

Colonel 23d U. S. Colored Infantry, July 15, 1864. 

Brevet Brigadier General U. S. Vols., March 13, 1863. 

Died, June 1 3, 1 865, from wound received at the " Crater," 

Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864. 

1855 Augustus G. Feather. 

Captain 138th Pa. Vols., 1863. 
Discharged, Sept. 1 3, 1 864. 

1855 Morris J. Franklin, A.M., M.D. 

Surgeon 4th N. Y. Cavalry, Aug., 1861. 
Resigned, Oct. 11,1 862. 

He served as Post Surgeon in charge of hospitals at Chatta- 
nooga and Nashville, Tenn. 

1855 David Little, #BK, A. B. 

Major and Surgeon 13th N. Y. Vols., May 8, 1861. 
Mustered out with Regiment, May 1 4, 1 863. 

1855 Campbell K. Peck, A.M. 

Captain 45th Iowa Vols., May 25, 1864. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Sept. 1 6, 1 864. 

1 855 Philip Sidney Post, A.B. 

2nd Lieut. 59th Illinois Vols., July 1 7, 1861. 

1st Lieut, and Adjutant 59th Illinois Vols., July 21, 186L 

Major 59th Illinois Vols., Jan. 1 7, 1862. 

Colonel 59th Illinois Vols., March 20, 1862. 

In Oct., 1863, Acting Brigadier General in command of 

1 st Brigade, 1 st Division, 20th Army Corps in Tennessee. 

33 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1855 — 1856 

Brevet Brigadier General, Dec. 1 6, 1 864, for g2JIant ser- 
vices before Nashville. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Dec. 8, 1865. 
Awarded Medal of Honor by Congress, March 8, 1 893, for 
valor at Nashville, Dec. 15 and 16, 1864, where he was 
struck down by a grape shot. 

1855 Clement H. Sinnickson. 

Captain N. J. Vols., 1861. 

1855 George Crockett Strong. 

Left college to go to West Point. 

Brevet 2nd Lieut, of Ordnance, July 1 , 1 85 7. 

2nd Lieut.. July 31, 1859. 

1st Lieut., Jan. 25, 1861. 

Captain, March 3, 1863. 

Major and A. A. G. U. S. Vols., Oct. 1 , 1 861 . 

Brigadier General U. S. Vols., Nov. 29, 1862. 

Major General, July 18, 1863. 

Died, July 30, 1 863, of wounds received at assault on Fort 

Wagner, S. C, July 18, 1863. 

1655 Edward Davis Thompson. 

2nd Lieut. 2nd Kansas Vols., May 14, 1861. 
1st Lieut, and Adjutant, May 25, 1861. 
Mustered out, Oct. 31, 1861. 

1855 William W. Tice, $bk, A.B. 

Age 30. 2nd Lieut. 12th N. Y. Independent Batt., Dec. 

30. 1861. 

Discharged, April 1 7, 1 863. 

1656 Nathaniel S. Cheeseman, A.M., M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon N. Y. Vols., May, 1861. 
Surgeon N. Y. Vols., June, 1862. 
Surgeon U. S. Vols., May, 1863. 
Mustered out. May, 1 867. 

1856 Columbus Cornforth, A.M. 

Private 42nd Pa. Vols., 1861-3. 
Chaplain 150th Pa. Vols., Dec. 29. 1864. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 23, 1 865. 

34 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1856 

1856 Alson C. Davis, A.B. 

Colonel 2nd Kansas Cavalry, 1861. 
Resigned, Feb. 20, 1862. 

1 856 William G. Donnan, *bk. A.B. 

Private 27th Iowa Vols., Aug. 12, 1862. 
2nd Lieut. 27th Iowa Vols.. 1862. 
1st Lieut. 27th Iowa Vols., Aug. 24. 1863. 
Brevet Captain on Gen. A. J. Smith's staff. 
Brevet Major U. S. Vols., March 13, 1865. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Aug. 8, 1 865. 

1 856 Samuel Trowant Keene, A.B. 

1 St Lieut. 20th Maine Vols., 1 862. 

Captain 20th Maine Vols., 1863. 

Killed in battle, June 22, 1 864. 

His last words were: " It is well, I die for my country." 

1856 George W. Lawton, $bk, A.M. 

Captain 4th Michigan Cavalry, Jan. 1 , 1 864. 
Brevet Major from March 1 3, 1 865. 

1856 Samuel Mathews. 

Acting Master U. S. Navy, May 1 7, 
Killed in action, March 22, 1862. 

1856 Samuel McConihe, A.M. 

Age 25. Captain 93d N. Y. Vols., Nov. 6. 1i 
Major 93d N. Y. Vols.. Dec. 3, 1863. 
Wounded in the Wilderness, May, 1 864. 
Colonel, Dec. 1 7, 1 864. 
Discharged, Feb. 15, 1865. 

Brevet Brigadier General U. S. Vols, for conspicuous gal- 
lantry in the Wilderness and Spottsylvania battles, March 1 3, 
1865. 

1 856 Alex B. Morey, A.B.. D.D. 

Private Co. G 132nd Indiana Vols., May 3, 1864. 
On request of Governor Morton he left the Regiment to lake 
part in the work of the Christian Commission, and was s© 
engaged until the close of the War. 

3S 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1856 

J 656 Emory Washburn Muenscher, C.E., A.M. 
Sergeant 4th Ohio Vols., April 19, 1861. 
1st Lieut, and Adjutant 30th Ohio Vols., August 15, 1861. 
Captain 30th Ohio Vols., August 12, 1862. 
Lieut. Colonel 30th Ohio Vols., January 6, 1 865. 
Mustered out with regiment, January 17, 1865. 
Brevet Colonel U. S. Vols., March 13, 1865. 
Wounded at Antietam. Commanded the company that took 
the hill known as Sherman's Heights at Mission Ridge, 
November 24, 1 863, the first Union troops to gain the ridge. 

1856 Charles Elliott Pease. 

1st Lieut. 44th N. Y. Vols., 1861. 

Captain and A. A. General U. S. Vols., May 25. 1863. 

Brevet Major U. S. Vols, for conspicuous services, Aug. 1, 

1864. 

He served on the staffs of Gen. Van Allen and Gen. Joe 

Hooker. 

At Appomattox he carried the terms of surrender from Gen. 

Grant to Gen. Lee. 

Resigned, April 20, 1865. 

1856 Egbert Phelps, $bk, A.B. 

1st Lieut. 19th U. S. Infantry, May 14, 1861. 
Captain 1 9th U. S. Infantry, March 1 6, 1 864. 
Resigned, March 18, 1865. 

1856 Archibald Craig Rhoades, M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon U. S. Navy, July 30, 1861. 

Passed Asst. Surgeon U. S. Navy, June 22, 1 864. 

Surgeon U. S. Navy, March 1 9, 1 865. 

Served on the Pocahontas in 1 862-3, at the Naval Hospital 

New York, 1864, and on the Bienville in 1865. 

1656 Roy Stone, A.B. 

Major 13th Penn. Vols., 1861. 

Colonel 149lh Penn. Vols., Aug. 29, 1862. 

Brevet Brigadier General U. S. Vols., Sept. 7, 1864, for 

conspicuous services. 

Discharged, Jan. 27, 1865. 

3G 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1856 

1856 Benjamin F. Thayer, A.M., M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon 7th Missouri Vols., Aug. 1861. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Oct. 22, 1 864. 

1 856 Maus Rosa Vedder, M.D. 
Asst. Surgeon U. S. Vols. 

On duty at Fairfax C. H., Va., and later Discharging 
Surgeon at Carver Barracks, Washington, D. C. 
Resigned in 1 863. 

1856 James VooRHEEs, A.B. 

Private 5th California Vols.. Nov. 1861. 

Discharged at La Mesilla, New Mexico, Dec. 31,1 864. 

His Regiment served in Arizona and New Mexico. 

1856 Frederick Fuller Wead, A.B., LL.B. 

Age 25. 1st Lieut. 16th N. Y. Vols.. May 3, 1861. 

Resigned, Aug, 9, 1862, to become Lieut. Colonel 98th 

N. Y. Vols., Aug. 19, 1862. 

Colonel 98th N. Y. Vols., March 4. 1864. 

Acting Brigadier General in command of a Division of the 

18th Army Corps. 

Killed in action at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864. 

1856 Harold Mosby White, A.B. 

Private Iowa Vols., 1861, refusing a Commission 
He left the hospital to take part in the battle of Pittsburg 
Landing. After the battle he was so completely exhausted 
that he died in a few weeks. 

1856 John Wilder, A.B., LL.B. 

2nd Lieut. 54th Mass. Colored Infantry, 1863. 
Captain 2nd U. S. Colored Infantry, June 22, 1863. 
Lieut. Colonel U. S. Colored Infantry, July 30, 1 864. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Jan. 5, 1866. 

1856 William Wood, A.M. 

Age 32. Captain 9th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, April 24, 
1862. 

Major 9th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, June 28, 1864. 
Lieut. Colonel 9th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, Nov. 28, 1 864. 
Brevet Colonel U. S. Vols, for gallant and meritorious ser- 
vices at Petersburg, April 20, 1865. 

37 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1856—1857 

Mustered out with Regiment, July 6, 1865. 

Wounded at Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865, losing an 

eye. 

1856 Charles T. Wyman, C.E. 

Captain 5th Wis. Vols., Sept. 30. 1 864. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 20, 1865. 

1857 Moses Hawks Buss, A. B. 

Corporal 44th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 4, 1861. 
Wounded at Mine Run, Va., Nov. 29. 1 863. 
Mustered out, Oct. 11,1 864. 

1857 George Putnam Clark, A.B. 

Enlisted at the beginning of the War in the 6th Missouri 

Vols, and was soon after appointed Captain U. S. Vols, by 

Gen. John C. Fremont. 

Promoted to Major. Lieut. Colonel and Colonel. 

Served on the staffs of Gen. Myers and Gen. Allen. 

Mustered out in 1 865. 

1 85 7 Frederick Cochrane. 

2nd Lieut. 50Lh Mass. Vols., Sept. 19. 1862. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Aug. 24. 1 863. 
Captain 59th Mass. Vols., April 23, 1864. 
Transferred to 57th Mass. Vols., May 26, 1865. 
Mustered out with Regiment, July 30, 1865. 

1857 Wm. Alex. Coleman, A.B. 

Age 32. Captain 1 26th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 8, 1 862. 
Surrendered at Harpers Ferry, Va., Sept. 15, 1862. 
Paroled, Sept. 1 6, 1 862. 
Discharged for disability, March 21, 1864. 

1857 John Q. A. Crounse. 

Private 1 1th N. Y. Independent Battery, July 31, 1862. 
Died of typhoid fever at Alexandria, Va., Nov. 1 3, 1 864. 

1857 James Fidelyou Gillette, A.M. 

Private 71st N. Y. Vols., April 20, 1861, to Sept. 10. 

1861. 

1st Lieut, and Adjutant 3d Md. Vols., May 7, 1862 to 

Oct. 2, 1862. 

Captain and Commissary Vols., Sept. 1 0. 1 862. 

38 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1857 

Brevet Major, March 13, 1865, and Brevet Lieut. Colonel 

Vols., Nov. 30, 1865, for faithful service in the Subsistence 

Department. 

Mustered out, Dec. 27, 1866. 

After the War he served as Captain 15 th U. S. Infantry 

from March 7, 1 867, to March 11,1 869. 

Brevet Major U. S. A., March 7, 1867, for gallant and 

meritorious services. 

1857 Addison Augustus Hosmer, A.B. 

1st Lieut. 28th Mass. Vols, and Regiment Qm., 1861. 
Transferred to 14th Mass. Vols., Jan. 29, 1862. 
Captain 1 st Mass. Heavy Artillery. 
Major and Judge Advocate U. S. Vols., Jan. 23, 1864. 

1857 William Kenneth Logie, A.B. 

Age 25. Captain 141st N. Y. Vols., Aug. 14, 1862. 
Lieut. Colonel 141st N. Y. Vols., April 7, 1863. 
Colonel 141st N. Y. Vols., July 1, 1863. 
Killed in action at Peach Tree Creek, Ga., July 20, 1864. 

1857 Henry R. Lovell, #bk, A.M. 
Served in Michigan Vols. 

1857 Daniel Stewart Mann. 

2nd Lieut. 61st N. Y. Vols. 
Served on Gen. Ullman's Staff. 

1857 Samuel Sergeant Newbury, <e>bk, A.B. 

1st Lieut. 12th U. S. Infantry, May 14, 1861. 
Captain 1 2th U. S. Infantry, July 21,1 862. 
Killed in battle on Weldon R. R., Va., Aug. 19, 1864. 
Brevet Major U. S. Army for gallantry, Aug. 1 8, 1 864. 

1857 Wm. Noetling, Jr.. A.M., C.E. 

1st Lieut. 18th Pa. Vols., Sept. 1, 1863. 
Mustered out, Sept. 26, 1863. 

1857 Jerome Bonaparte Parmenter, A.M. 

Age 25. 1 St Lieut. 1 69th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 2, 1 862. 
Captain 169th N. Y. Vols., Dec. 31. 1862. 
Discharged for disabihty, Dec. 2, 1863. 

39 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1857 

1857 Robert Charles Perry, A.B. 

Age 27. Sergeant 75th N. Y. Vols., Nov. 2. 1861. 

1st Lieut. 1 llth N. Y. Vols., Aug. 20. 1862. 

Captain 1 llth N. Y. Vols., May 1, 1863. 

Wounded in action. May 1 8, 1 864. 

Discharged for disability, Oct. 1 9, 1 864. 

Captain 7th Veteran Reserve Corps, Nov. 30, 1864. 

Brevet Lieut. Colonel U. S. Vols., March 13. 1865. 

Discharged, July 20, 1 866. 

1st Lieut. 42nd U. S. Infantry, Jan. 22, 1867. 

Retired, Dec. 31, 1870, as Lieut. Colonel U. S. A. 

1857 George Allen Pomeroy, M.D. 

Private 1 1th Maine Vols.. Sept. 30. 1861. 
Discharged for disability. Aug. 26, 1862. 

1857 Gilbert Edwin Pratt, A.B. 
Captain 8th Mich. Vols. 

Lieut. Colonel 23d Mich. Vols.. Sept. 10, 1862. 
Killed, April 6, 1863. 

1857 Henry Reed Rathbone, A.M. 

Captain 12th U. S. Infantry, May 14, 1861. 
Major and A. Adjutant General U. S. Vols., March 13, 
1865. 

Resigned from Volunteer service, July 8, 1867. 
Brevet Major U. S. A., Aug. 1, 1864. 
Brevet Lieut. Colonel and Brevet Colonel U. S. A. for gal- 
lant and meritorious services. March 13. 1865. 
He was in the theatre box Vi^ith President Lincoln at Ford's 
Theatre v^hen Lincoln was shot. 

1857 James Jacob Seibert, A.B. 

Lieut. Colonel 6th Pa. Vols. 
Lieut. Colonel 7th Pa. Cavalry. 
Discharged, Jan. 13, 1865. 

1857 Alexander McAllister Thorburn, $bk, A.M. 

Age 28. Chaplain 91st N. Y. Vols., Sept. 9, 1864. 

Discharged, June 30, 1865. 
1857 Horace J. S. Tupper, A.B.. 

In Georgia Regiment C. S. A., 1861. 

Killed in 1862. 

40 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1857 

1 857 Gerritt W, Van Voast. A.B.. M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon U. S. Vols., 1862-5. 

1857 James Willis Westlake, A.M. 

Sergeant Major 23d Pa. Vols., an emergency Regiment. 
Mustered out in 1863 and received appointment in the 
Quartermaster General's office in Washington, serving there 
until the close of the War. 

1857 Lewis James Wheeler. 
Private Illinois Vols. 

1857 John Wilkes Wilkeson, A.B. 

Age 25. 1st Lieut. 100th N. Y. Vols.. Sept. 23. 1861. 
Killed at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862. 
Brevet Captain N. Y. Vols, in memoriam, Oct. 8, 1866. 
The Bidwell- Wilkeson Post of G. A. R. in Buffalo. N. Y.. 
is named in his honor. 

1857 Franc Byron Wilkie, A.B. 

Private 1st Iowa Vols., 1861, and war correspondent of 

Dubuque Herald. 

Correspondent with Generals Lyon, Fremont and with 

Grant from Fort Henry to Vicksburg. 

In Sept., 1861, surrendered to Gen. Price, C. S. A., in 

order to witness the siege of Lexington, Mo., where Colonel 

Mulligan was surrounded by Price. 

Became chief correspondent of New York Times with the 

Western Armies. 

Published " Pen and Powder, War Sketches." 

1857 Wendell Dorn Wiltsie. 
Captain 20th Mich. Vols. 
Killed at Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 27, 1863. 

1857 Wales Wallace Wood, $BK, A.B. 

1st Lieut, and Adjutant 95th Illinois Vols., Sept. 4, 1862. 

A. A. G. 6th Division I 7th Army Corps, Army of the 

Tenn. 

Mustered out with Regiment, Aug. 1 7, 1 865. 

Author of History of 95th Regt., Illinois Infantry Vols. 

41 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1857 — 1858 

1857 Wm. J. Wright. 4>bk. D.D., LL.D. 

Chaplain 76th Pa. Vols. 
Resigned, Sept. 7, 1864. 

1 858 William H. Bigelow. 

Age 26. Private 5th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, Dec. 5, 186K 

Sergeant 5th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, June 1, 1862. 

Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 4, 1 864. 

1st Sergeant, March 15, 1864. 

Taken prisoner in 1 864. 

1st Lieut., March 30, 1865. 

Mustered out with Company, July 19, 1865. 

1858 Thomas B. Brooks, C.E. 

Age 23. 1st Lieut. I si N. Y. Volunteer Engineers, Sept. 

10, 1861. 

Captain, May 1, 1862. 

Major and A. D. C. U. S. Vols, on Gen. Q. A. Gilmore's 

Staff, Aug. 17, 1863. 

Wounded in action at Drury's Bluffs, Va., May 16, 1864. 

Brevet Lieut. Colonel U, S. Vols, for distinguished services 

at the siege of Ft. Pulaski, Ga. 

As a result of his M^ound he resigned Oct. 6, 1 864. 

Brevet Colonel U. S. Vols, for distinguished services, March, 

1865, and he received the Sumter medal. 

He had charge of the siege of Fort Wagner, S. C, July 

19 to Sept. 7. 1863. 

P. S. Michie, Colonel U. S. Engineers, testified to his skill, 

valor and heroic conduct in a paper read before the Loyal 

Legion. 

1858 John Proctor Cowles. 

Age 25. Major 156th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 23. 1862. 
Mustered out, Jan. 1 6, 1 863. 

1858 William Campbell Crafts. 

Age 24. Private 44th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 5, 1861. trans- 
ferred to private 8th N. Y. Cavalry, Dec. 19. 1861. 
2d Lieut. 8th N. Y. Cavalry, June 11.1 862. 
1st Lieut. 8th N. Y. Cavalry. Dec. 23. 1862. 
Died of disease at Weaverville, Va., Aug. 29. 1863. 

42 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1858 

]858 Oscar H. Curtis. A.B. 

Age 30. Captain 1 14th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 3. 1862. 
Major 1 1 4th N. Y. Vols.. June 26. 1863. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 8, 1865. 

1858 John William Davies, A.B. 

1st Lieut. 1 1th N. Y. Vols., April 29. 1862. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 2, 1 862. 

1 858 Charles Temple Dix. 

1st Lieut. 1 4th U. S. Infantry. May 14. 1861. 
Major and A. D. C. U. S. Vols.. June 20. 1 862, on Staff 
of his father. Gen. John A. Dix. 

Brevet Lieut. Colonel U. S. Vols, for faithful services dur- 
ing the War from March 13. 1865. 
Resigned, March 15, 1865. 

1858 Henry Duane. M.D. 

^'^sst. Surgeon 59th N. Y. Vols., 1861. 
Resigned, July 9. 1863. 
Becamp Surgeon U. S. A. 
Died at Fort Tulerosa, N. M., in 1874. 

1858 Jacob Henry Enders, A.B. 

Chaplain 153d N. Y. Vols.. Oct. 18. 1862. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Oct. 2. 1 865. 

1858 Israel Otis Foote, A.B. 

Corporal 61st N. Y. Vols., Sept. 2, 1861. 
Sergeant 61st N. Y. Vols., Feb. 15, 1862. 
Wounded, Dec. 1 3, 1 862, at Fredericksburg, Va. 
Supposed to have been taken prisoner. No further record 
at Albany. Died in 1 864. 

1858 Hiram James Gordon, $BK, A.B. 

Age 34. Chaplain 1 1 6th N. Y. Vols.. March 25, 1865. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 8, 1865. 

1858 Lemuel Tomlinson Heritage. 

Private 8th Kansas Vols., Sept.. 1861. 
1st Lieut. 8th Kansas Vols., Nov., 1861. 
Resigned, March, 1862. 

43 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1858 

Captain 1 1th Kansas Vols., Sept., 1862. 

Seriously wounded in December, 1862, and was discharged 

for disability, Sept., 1 863. 

1858 William Augustus Jackson, $BK, A.M. 

Age 23. Captain 124th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 23. 1862. 
Killed in action before Petersburg, June 18, 1864. 

1858 Gerard Lathrop McKenzie. 

Age 23. Private 83d N. Y. Vols., May 27. 1861. 

1st Lieut. 96th N. Y. Vols., Feb. 28. 1862. 

Captain, May 30, 1862. 

Lieut. Colonel, Dec. 3, 1862. 

Discharged, March 20, 1 863. 

Brevet Brigadier General U. S. Vols., March 13, 1865. 

1858 John Reed Lambson, A.B. 
Colonel C. S. A. 

1858 George Randolph McRee. 

Private Savannah Guards C. S. A., 1861. 

1 st Lieut, and Adjutant 29th Georgia Regt. 

Captain Corps of Engineers, 1863. 

Served under Gen. Joe Johnston and on the Staff of Gen. 

W. L. Hardee. 

1858 Lebbeus Horatio Mitchell, C.E. 
1st Lieut. 23d Mass. Vols. 
Resigned, March 24, 1864. 

1858 Sherman Page, A.M. 

1st Lieut 6th Iowa Cavalry. 
Resigned, May 17, 1865. 

1858 Robert T. Paine, A.M., M.D. 

Age 27. Asst. Surgeon 28th N. Y. Vols.. Dec. 14. 1861. 

Mustered out with Regiment, June 2, 1 863. 

Major and Surgeon 2d N. Y. Mounted Rifles, Aug. I , 

1863. 

Mustered out wnth Regiment, Aug. 1 0, 1 865. 

1858 Elhanan Van Lew Peterson, A.B. 

Captain 8th Indiana Cavalry, May 3, 1864. 
Mustered out with Regiment, July 20, 1865. 

41 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1858 

1858 Abram Detweiler Price. 

Major 2d Pa. Cavalry, March 22. 1865. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Aug. 7, 1 865. 

1858 Frederick Scoville, A.B. 

Age 25. 2d Lieut, and Battalion Adjutant 8lh N. Y. 

Cavalry, Sept. 23. 1861. 

1st Lieut.. Sept. 26, 1862. 

Captain, June 25, 1863. 

Mustered out with Regiment. December 8, 1 864. 

1858 Charles Pierre Shaw, A.B. 

Was in the Civil War in a N. Y. Regiment. 
Took part in Gen. Banks' expedition. 

1858 Alexander Simplot. A.B. 
Private Iowa Vols.. 1861. 

He made an army sketch which attracted the attention of 
Harper Bros, who made him war correspondent of Harper's 

Weckh- 

His picture of the Battle of Memphis was bought recently 

by the Commercial Club of Memphis. 

1858 Andrew Heermance Smith, A.M., M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon 43d N. Y. Vols., Dec. 14, 1861. 
Major and Surgeon 94th N. Y. Vols., May 11.1 862. 
1 St Lieut, and Asst. Surgeon U. S. Army, July 1 7, 1 862. 
Brevet Captain and Brevet Major U. S. A. from March 
13. 1865. 

1858 JosiAH RiNEHART Sypher, A.M. 

War correspondent of the N. Y. Tribune. 

Author of the " History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps." 

1858 Charles Edwin Thompson. 

Age 23. Private 27th N. Y. Vols.. July 4, 1 861 . 
Sergeant Major 27th N. Y. Vols., Nov. 1. 1861. 
1st Lieut, and Adjutant 27th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 30, 1862. 
Mustered out with Regiment, May 31, 1863. 

1858 William Thompson, $BK. A.B. 

Age 22. 1st Lieut, and Adjutant 150th N. Y. Vols.. Aug. 

29, 1862. 

Discharged for disability, Aug. 6, 1863. 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1858 

1858 James Rufus Tryon, A.M.. M.D.. Ph.D., LL.D. 
Asst. Surgeon U. S. Navy, Sept. 22. 1863. 
With the West Gulf Squadron, 1 863 to 1 865. 
After the battle of Mobile had charge of Naval Hospital at 
Pensacola, Fla., and was in charge of Naval Hospital, Bos 
ton, 1865-6. 

He became Surgeon General U. S. Navy with the rank of 
Commodore, May 10, 1893. 

Retired as Rear Admiral U. S. N.. Sept. 24, 1899, and 
was then for six years in charge of the Hospital at Sailors 
Snug Harbor, Staten Island. 

1858 Theodore Frelinghuysen Vaill. 

1st Lieut, and Adjutant 2d Conn. Heavy Artillery, March 

5, 1864. 

Mustered out with Regiment, Aug. 18, 1865. 

1 858 Andrew Apollos Wheeler. 

Age 26. Private 10th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, Aug. 6, 

1862. 

1st Lieut. 10th N. Y. Heavy Artillery. Sept. 11. 1862. 

Discharged, Aug. 28, 1 863. 

1858 Alonzo Claudius Whitridge, A.B., M.D. 

Surgeon Gist Guards Artillery, Charleston, C. S. A. 
Served three years. 

1858 Alfred Augustus Williams, M.D. 

Age 26. Asst. Surgeon 5th N. Y. Artillery. Sept. 25, 
1861. 

Discharged to become Major and Surgeon 2d U. S. Sharp- 
shooters, April 1 0, 1 862. 
Resigned, Aug. 11,1 863. 
Brevet Colonel N. Y. Vols. 

Lieut. Colonel 1 st Battalion Nevada Cavalry, 1 863. 
Resigned, Dec. 21,1 864. 
Brevet Colonel U. S. Vols., March 13, 1865. 

1858 Henry G. WisNER. 

Captain 107th Illinois Vols.. 1862. 
Resigned. April 13. 1864. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1859 

1859 Edward Otis Bartlett, ^BK, D.D. 

Age 30. Chaplain 150th N. Y. Vols.. Nov. 20. 1863. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 17. 1865. 
Was on Sherman's March to the Sea. 

1859 Adoniram Judson Blakely. A.B. 
Private 96th N. Y. Vols.. 1861. 

Elected Captain but detained at home by death of father. 
1st Lieut. 14th Vermont Vols., Aug. 27. 1862. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Julj' 30, 1 863. 
His regiment was in Gen. Stannard's brigade and helped 
repulse Pickett's charge at Gettysburg. 

1859 John Pawling Buckley, A.M. 

Age 24. 1st Lieut. 24th N. Y. Vols., May 4. 1861. 

Captain 24th N. Y. Vols.. Dec. 19, 1861. 

Killed in action at Bull Run, Va.. Aug. 30, 1862. 

His Company entered the battle with 45 men, but nine of 

whom escaped wounds or death. 

1859 John Hubbell Carter, A.B. 

Though from Connecticut, being a teacher in Lexington, Ky., 
when war broke out, he sided with the South. 
Private 2d Kentucky Cavalry C. S. A., July 14. 1862. 
Wounded, Nov. 5, 1862, at Nashville, Tenn,, captured, 
recovered and escaped, rejoining his company Dec. 21st. 
Captured when with Gen. Morgan in the Ohio raid. At 
Camp Douglass he found his classmate. David Heagle, serv- 
ing as Chaplain of the Regiment guarding the camp. 
Escaped in March. 1 864. Rejoined his Regiment in April. 
Became Captain of his Company. Surrendered at Wood- 
stock, Va., May, 1 865. 

1859 LuciAN E. Carter, A.B. 

Was teaching at Yazoo City, Miss., when the war began. 

Left for the North when State seceded and began to study 

law in Jeffersonville, N. Y. 

Age 26. Private 10th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, Aug. 15, 

1862. 

1st Lieut. 10th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, Sept. 10, 1862. 

Captain 10th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, April 6, 1864. 

Provost Marshal Petersburg, April 4, 1865. 

Mustered out, July 8, 1865. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1859 

1859 William James Clarke. 

Private 7th Georgia Cavalry C. S. A., 1862-3. 
2d Lieut, and 1st Lieut., 1863. 
Captured, Laura C. H., Va., 1863. 
Prisoner at Fort Delaware, 1863-5. 

1859 Francis Collins. 

1st Sergeant 104th N. Y. Vols.. Oct. 18. 1861. 
1st Lieut. 136th N. Y. Vols.. Oct. 25. 1862. 
Captain 136th N. Y. Vols.. March 13. 1863. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 13, 1865. 

1859 John Darwin S. Cook. $bk, A.B. 

Age 26. 1st Lieut. 80th N. Y. Vols.. Sept. 23, 1861. 
Captain 80th N. Y. Vols., March 4. 1863. 
Wounded at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. 
Discharged, Dec. 1 7. 1 864. 

1859 George Washington De Costa. 

1st Lieut, and Adjutant 5th Kansas Cavalry. 
Discharged, Sept. 8, 1 863. 

Lieut. Colonel 54th U. S. Colored Infantry, Sept., 1863. 
Discharged, Dec. 9, 1863. 

1859 Nathaniel Marsh Edwards, C.E. 

Private 5th Mass. Vols., April 18. 1861. 
Served three months including the First Bull Run battle. 
Age 24. Private 1st N. Y. Volunteer Engineers, Oct., 
1861. 

2d Lieut. 1st N. Y. Volunteer Engineers, Oct. 10, 1862. 
1 St Lieut. 1 St N. Y. Volunteer Engineers, Feb. 24, 1 864. 
Captain 1st N. Y. Volunteer Engineers, Jan. 12, 1865. 
He constructed the famous Swamp Angel Battery at the 
siege of Charleston, S. C. Was Engineer Officer at dif- 
ferent times on the Staffs of Generals Q. A. Gilmore, Benj. 
F. Butler, Hunter and John P. Hatch. 
Was not off duty a day in four years. 
Mustered out with his Regiment, July 1 9, 1 865. 

1859 Theop HI Lus Edwards. 

Lieut. North Carolina Regiment C. S. A., 1861. 

Captain in 1 86 1 and served through the war in command 

of his Company. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 
1859 

1&59 Charles Severance Farnham, A.B. 

Age 23. 2d Lieut. 100th N. Y. Vols., Jan. 8. 1862. 
Died of disease at Yorktown, Va., May 12, 1862. 

1859 William T. Frohoch, A.M. 

Private and 1st Sergeant Disl. of Columbia Vols., April 26, 

1861, served three months. 

1st Lieut, and Adjutant 45th Illinois Vols., Oct. 11, 1861. 

Captain, 1 863. 

Wounded at Shiloh and Vicksburg. 

Promoted Jan. 12, 1864, to Colonel 66th U. S. Colored 

Troops. 

Resigned, Sept. 20, 1864. 

Brevet Colonel and Brevet Brig. General from March 13, 

1865. 

Major 7th Veteran Volunteer Infantry, March 10, 1865. 

Discharged, April 1 0, 1 866. 

1st Lieut. 15th U. S. Infantry, Dec. 5, 1866. 

1859 Alexander Gilchrist, Jr., ^bk, A.B. 

Age 26. 1st Lieut. 148th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 4, 1862. 
Captain 148th N. Y. Vols., Nov. 6, 1863. 
Brevet Major U. S. Vols, for gallant and meritorious ser- 
vices, March, 1865. 

Served on Staffs of Generals Martindale, Ames and Ord, 
and his last service v^^as as Provost Marshal of the Depart- 
ment of Fort Monroe. 
Mustered out, June 30, 1865. 

1859 Philip King Gleed, A.B. 

Captain/ 4th Vt. Militia for border defence only. 

1 859 George Clinton Harrington. 

Private 76th Illinois Vols., Aug., 1862. 
Captain 76th Illinois Vols., 1862-3. 
Major 76th Illinois Vols.. 1863. 
Discharged for disability. May 25, 1864. 

1859 David Heagle, $BK, Ph.D., D.D., LL.D. 

Chaplain 1st Michigan Sharpshooters, July 25, 5863. 

Mustered out, July 28, 1865. 

49 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1859 

1659 Frederick Monroe H. Kendrick. 

2d Lieut. 31st Mass. Vols., Dec. 24, 1861. 

Captain 1st Louisiana Vols, (white), Aug. 8, 1862. 

Wounded at Port Hudson, June 14, 1863. 

Mustered out, July 28, 1863. 

Captain 19th Veteran Reserve Corps, March 25, 1864. 

Mustered out, Oct. 31, 1867. 

2d Lieut. 7th U. S. Infantry, Dec, 1 867. 

1859 William T. Meredith, A.B. 

Asst. Paymaster U. S. Navy, Aug. 24, 1861. 

Paymaster U. S. Navy, May 20, 1 862, 

Serving on Admiral Farragut's flagship Hartford. 

Resigned, June 13, 1866. 

Detailed as Secretary to Admiral Farragut from June, 1 865 = 

to June, 1 866. 

1859 August White Nicoll, A.B. 

Private 7th N. Y. Nat. Guard, 1862, serving three raonth& 
in Baltimore, Md., and again in 1863 for forty days is 
Baltimore and Frederick City, Md. 

1659 James Morse Oliver, M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon 14th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, Sept. 10, 1863. 
Died at Fort Richmond, N. Y., Harbor, Nov. 10, 1863. 

1659 Pascal Harrison Owen, AB., M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon C. S. A. in Military Hospital at Montgomery. 
Ala. 

1859 Hubert Francis Peebles. 

Captain 32d Iowa Vols., October, 1862. 
Wounded in action and died April 25, 1 864. 

1859 James Reagles, M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon 62d N. Y. Vols.. April 19, 1864. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Aug. 30, 1865. 
After the war became Surgeon U. S. Army. 

1859 John D. Reynolds, A.M.. M.D. 

Age 24. Private 44th N. Y. Vols.. Sept. 27. 1861. 
2d Lieut. 25th N. Y. Vols., Nov. 7, 1861. 
Resigned, Jan. 24, 1862. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1859 

1859 John Roberts, A.M. 

Enlisted as private, promoted to 1st Lieut., April, 1861, and 
to Captain 3d N. J. Vols., May, 1861. Wounded twice. 
Resigned, August 5, 1863. 

1859 Thomas Orville Seaver, A.B. 

Captain 3d Vermont Vols., June 16, 1861. 
Major 3d Vermont Vols., Aug. 13, 1861. 
Lieut. Colonel 3d Vermont Vols., Sept. 6, 1862. 
Colonel 3d Vermont Vols., Jan. 13, 1863. 
Mustered out with Regiment, July, 1 864. 

1 859 Samuel Swayze Seward. 

Age 24. 2d Lieut. 3d N. Y. Artillery, Nov. 27. 1861. 
1st Lieut. 3d N. Y. Artillery, Jan. 23, 1862. 
Resigned to accept Captain and A. A. D. C. U. S. Vols., 
June 16, 1862, on the Staff of Gen. E. O. C. Ord. 
Major and A. D. C. U. S. Vols., Aug. 28, 1863, con- 
tinuing through the War on Gen. Ord's Staff. 
Brevet Lieut. Colonel Vols., July 30, 1864. 
Brevet Colonel U. S. Vols., April 9. 1865, for gallant 
and meritorious services. 
Mustered out, Oct. 31, 1865. 

1 859 Edward Wells Smith. 

Age 26. 1 st Lieut. 1 3th N. Y. Artillery, March 1 0, 1 864. 
1st Lieut. 6th N. Y. Artillery, July 18. 1865. 
Mustered out with Battery, Aug. 24, 1865. 

1859 Norman Leslie Snow, A.M., M.D. 

Age 23. Asst. Surgeon 153d N. Y. Vols.. Aug. 25, 1862. 
Surgeon 153d N. Y. Vols., March 10, 1864. 
He was with Sheridan in the Valley, with Banks at Redl 
River and was Health Officer of Savannah after its capture. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Oct. 2, 1865. 

1859 Simeon Montgomery Thorp, A.B. 

He lived in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1863. 
On account of his Union sentiments he was taken from his 
home and killed by members of Quantrell's guerrillas, who 
raided the town. 

51 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1859 — 1860 

1859 William Badger Tibbits, A.M. 

Age 24. Captain 2d N. Y. Vols.. May 14. 1861. 
Major 2d N. Y. Vols.. Oct. 18. 1862. 
Wounded in action at Chancellorsville, Va.. May, 1863. 
Mustered out with Regiment, May 26. 1863. 
Colonel 21st N. Y. Cavalry. June 17. 1863. 
Brigadier General U. S. Vols.. Oct. 7, 1 865. 
Brevet Major General U. S. Vols, for gallant and meri- 
torious services during the War, March 13. 1 865. 
Mustered out. January 15, 1866. 

1859 John Edabduel Werth, $bk, A.B. 

Age 27. Chaplain 75th N. Y. Vols.. June 29, 1863. 

Mustered out. Dec. 6, 1 864. 

Chaplain 1 3th Missouri Veteran Cavalry, 1 865-6. 

!66d Thomas Archer, C.E. 

Age 27. Private 1st N. Y. Engineers. Aug. 9, 1862. 

Artificer 1st N. Y. Engineers. May 1, 1863. 

2d Lieut. 1 St N. Y. Engineers, April 1 , 1 864. 

1st Lieut. 1st N. Y. Engineers. Feb. 1. 1865. 

Captain 1st N. Y. Engineers, April 21, 1865. 

Brevet 1st Lieut. U. S. Vols, for gallant and meritorious 

services from March 13, 1865. 

Mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865. 

J 860 James Archibald. Jr., C.E. 

Captain 132d Pa. Vols., Aug., 1862. 
Discharged, Jan. 7, 1863. 

!860 Henry Billings. 

Captain 20th Conn. Vols., Jan. 22, 1865. 
Mustered out, June 13. 1865. 

1860 Richard Wiggin Black, A.M. 

Served three years in Army of Potomac in U. S. A. 

I860 George Newman Bliss, A.B. 

Private 1st R. L Cavalry, Sept. 15, 1861. 

Captain 1st R. L Cavalry, March 15. 1865. 

Captured at Waynesborough, Va., Sept. 28, 1864. 

Congressional Medal of Honor voted him for Valor in action 

on that date. 

Mustered out, March 15, 1865. 

52 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1860 

I860 Abraham Bockee, Jr. 

Captain 78th U. S. Colored Infantry, Oct. 31. 1863. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Jan. 6, 1 866. 

i860 Douglass Campbell. A.M., LL.B. 

Age 22. Captain 121st N. Y. Vols., Aug. 23, 1862. 
Discharged for disability, April 27. 1863. 
Brevet Major N. Y. Vols.. Sept. 6, 1 866. 



Robert Carter. 

Corporal 13th N. Y. Vols., May 28. 1862. 
Mustered out, Sept. 12, 1862. 

i860 Henry James Cullen, Jr., A.B. 

Private 23d N. Y. Vols.. June 18. 1863. 
Mustered out, July 22, 1863. 

i 860 Ira Rozel Curtis, A.M. 

Private 15th Illinois Vols., May 24, 1861. 
Sergeant 15th Illinois Vols.. July 10, 1861. 
Discharged for disability, Sept. 2, 1862. 

I860 Thomas M. Fay, A.B. 

Age 28. Major 151st N. Y. Vols., Oct. 22. 1862. 
Lieut. Colonel 151st N. Y. Vols.. Feb. 27. 1864. 
Discharged, Nov. 5, 1864. 

Samuel Almiron Fitch, ^EsBK. A.B. 

Private 89th N. Y. Vols., Sept. \8, 1865. 

Re-enlisted, Jan. 14, 1864. 

Killed before Petersburg, Aug. 13,1 864. 

Archibald Campbell Fowler, A.B., M.D. 

Acting Asst. Surgeon U. S. N., June 18, 1863. 
Honorably discharged, Oct. 27, 1866. 

William F. Fox. 

Age 22. Captain 107th N. Y. Vols., July 29. 1862. 

wounded in action at Antietam, Sept. 1 7, 1 862. 

Major 107th N. Y. Vols., Feb. 4. 1863. 

Wounded at Chancellorsville, May 3. 1 863. 

Lieut. Colonel. Oct. 15. 1863. 

Wounded at Resaca. Ga.. May 15, 1864. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1860 

Discharged for disability, July 8, 1864. 
He v/rote " 300 Fighting Regiments of the Union Army " 
and "Regimental Losses in the Civil War"; also the 
" History of the 1 2th and 20th Army Corps." 

:e60 William Green, A.B. 

Age 26. 2d Lieut. 2d N. Y. Heavy Artillery. Feb. 27. 

1864. 

Discharged for disability, Dec. 23, 1864. 

1 860 Frank H. Hamilton, Jr. 

Asst. Surgeon 31st N. Y. Vols., June, 1861. 
Resigned, Sept., 1861. 

1860 Howard Melville Hanna, LL.D. 

Asst. Paymaster U. S. Navy, June 11,1 862. 

Served in the West Gulf Squadron under Admiral Farragut 

at the Kittery Navy Yard and on the U. S. S. Agawam, 

when it was Admiral Lee's flagship, being paymaster of the 

fleet. 

Resigned, Feb. 13, 1865. 

1860 John Scoggin Henry, $bk, A.B. 

Captain C S. A, killed in 1861. 

1 860 HosMER P. Holland. 

1st Lieut. 74th Illinois Vols.. Sept.. 1862. 
Resigned, Nov. 17, 1864. 

1 860 Stephen Smith Horton. 

Age 21. 2d Lieut, :7th N. Y. Vols.. SepL 13, 1861. 

Discharged, May 11.1 862. 

Captain, July 25, 1862. 

Wounded at Antietam, Sept. 1 7. 1 862. 

Wounded at Fredericksburg, May 3, 1863. 

Discharged, May 28, 1863. 

I860 Peter E. Houck. 

Age 23. 1st Lieut. 153d N. Y. Vols., Sept. 2. 1862. 
Discharged for disability, March 20, 1863. 

54 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1860 

i860 John Bennett Hutchinson, #BK, A.B. 

Captain 2d Kentucky Cavalry C. S. A., 1861. 

Lieut. Colonel 2d Kentucky Cavalry C, S. A., Sept. 8, 

1862. 

He was a noted Confederate raider, his Regiment was in 

Gen. Morgan's command. 

He was killed in battle in 1 863. 

J 850 George Trenchard Ingham, A.M. 

1st Lieut. 4th N. J. Vols.. April 25. 1861. to May 14, 

1861. 

1st Lieut. 1 1th U. S. Infantry, May 14, 1861. 

Resigned, Aug. 9, 1864. 

Brevet Captain and Brevet Major U. S. A.. March 13, 

1865. 

1860 Russell Morgan Jones, Jr.. A.B. 

Age 25. Private 10th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, Aug. 4, 

1862. 

2d Lieut.. Sept. 11, 1862. 

1st Lieut., Aug. 26, 1863. 

Mustered out with Company, June 23, 1865. 

I860 Napoleon B. Knight, A.B. 

Lieut. Colonel 1st Battalion Delaware Cavalry, Jan., 1863. 
Discharged, Dec. 2, 1864. 

I860 Johannes Lefevre. A.B., C.E. 

Age 26. 2d Lieut. 156th N. Y. Vols.. Sept. 20. 1862. 
1st Lieut. 156th N. Y. Vols.. Oct. 31. 1863. 
Captain 1 56th N. Y. Vols.. Dec. 19. 1863. 
Wounded at Cedar Creek, Va.. Oct. 19, 1864. 
Died from his wounds, Nov. 9, 1 864. 

I860 Spencer Francis Lincoln, A.B. 

Age 23. 2d Lieut. 126th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 22, 1862. 

Surrendered at Harper's Ferry, Sept. 16, 1862. &nd 

paroled. 

1st Lieut, Nov. 27, 1862. 

Adjutant. Dec. 7, 1863. 

Wounded before Petersburg, Va.. June 16, 1864. 

Died of wounds, July 1 8, 1 864. 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1860 

1 860 George Nash Little. 

Age 23. Sergeant, 127th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 8. 1862. 
Sergeant Major 127th N. Y. Vols.. Feb. 1, 1863. 
2d Lieut. 127th N. Y. Vols., Feb. 15, 1863. 
1st Lieut. 127th N. Y. Vols., May 19, 1864. 
Mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865. 

1860 Benjamin Houston Mann, M.D. 

Age 19. Private 24th Mass. Vols., Sept. 4, 1861. 
Appointed Hospital Steward, Aug. 1 3, 1 862. 
Discharged at expiration of term, Sept. 4, 1864. 
Re-entered College in the Class of 1 864. 

I860 Hamilton Allen Mattison, A.B. 

Captain 12th New Jersey Vols., Sept., 1862. 
Discharged, June 4, 1865. 

He made a remarkable escape from Columbia, S. C, prison. 
After weeks of wonderful experiences, reached Savannah 
just after its capture by Gen. Sherman. 

1860 Warner Miller, A.B., LL.D. 

Sergeant Major 5th N. Y. Cavalry, Oct. 7, 1861. 
Discharged for disability, June 1 7, 1 862. 

I860 John Loveys Paine. 

Age 20. Private 50th N. Y. Engineers, Aug. 26, 1862. 
Sergeant 50th N. Y. Engineers, July 21, 1864. 
2d Lieut. 50th N. Y. Engineers, Oct. 19, 1864. 
1st Lieut. 50th N. Y. Engineers, Feb. 1, 1865. 
Mustered out with Company, June 13, 1865. 

1860 James Franklin Patterson, A.B., M.D. 

Age 22. Asst. Surgeon 6th N. Y. Vols., Dec. 24. 1862. 
Mustered out, June 25, 1863. 
Asst. Surgeon 90th N. Y. Vols.. April 4. 1865. 
Mustered out, Feb. 9, 1 866. 

1860 Edgar Woodard Pierce. A.B. 
Captain A. Q. M. U. S. Vols. 

1860 Wm. H. Pitt. A.B., Ph.D., M.D. 

Age 25. 2d Lieut. 2d N. Y. Vols.. May 14. 1861. 
Resigned, July 26, 1861. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 



Charles Israel Pleasants, A.B. 

Sergeant 11 th Pa. Vols.. April 23, 1861. 
1st Lieut. 14th U. S. Infantry, May 14, 1861. 
Killed in battle of Wilderness. May 5, 1864. 
Brevet Captain U. S. A., May 5, 1864. for gallant ser- 
vices in Wilderness battle. 

I860 Peter Van S. Pruyn. #bk, M.D. 
Asst. Surgeon N. Y. Vols. 

I860 Thomas Whiteside Rae, C.E. 

3d Asst. Engineer U. S. Navy. July 30. 1861. 

2d Asst. Engineer U. S. Navy. April 21. 1863. 

1 St Asst. Engineer U. S. Navy, Oct. 11,1 866. 

Was on the Minnesota in the Monitor-Merrimac fight. 

Professor at Naval Academy, Annapolis. 

In 1 868 on Deep Sea Cable service, vs^hich became his great 

work and specialty. 

Resigned, October 1 , 1877. 

1860 Willie Mangum Rexford, $bk, A.B. 

Age 20. Sergeant 44th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 30, 1861. 

Captain 44th N. Y. Vols.. Aug. 13. 1862. 

Major 131st N. Y. Vols., Dec. 31, 1862. 

Lieut. Colonel 131st N. Y. Vols., Jan. 16, 1863. 

Brevet Colonel U. S. Vols, for conspicuous gallantry at 

Winchester, Va., March 13, 1865. 

Mustered out with Regiment, July 26, 1 865. 

1860 Samuel Tyler Read. A.M. 

Captain 3d Mass. Cavalry, 1861. 

Major 3d Mass. Cavalry, 1 863. 

Mustered out with Regiment, Dec. 5, 1864. 

Brevet Lieut. Colonel and Brevet Colonel U. S. Vols., 

March 13. 1865. 

Brevet Brigadier General U. S. Vols., 1865. 

1860 Americus V. Rice, A.B. 

Captain 21st Ohio Vols., April 27. 1861. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Aug. 12, 1861. 
Captain 5 7th Ohio Vols. , 1861. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1860 

Lieut. Colonel 57th Ohio Vols.. 1863. 
Brigadier General U. S. Vols., May 31. 1865. 
Wounded at Shiloh, Vicksburg and Kenesaw Mountain. 

1860 James Clarence Rogers, $BK, A.B. 

Age 22. Captain 43d N. Y. Vols.. Aug. 24. 1861. 

Discharged, Sept. 25, 1862, for promotion to Major 123d 

N. Y. Vols., Aug. 18, 1862. 

Lieut. Colonel 123d N. Y. Vols., May 13. 1863. 

Colonel 123d N. Y. Vols., Feb. 20, 1865. 

Brevet Brigadier General U. S. Vols., March 13. 1865. 

Commanded 1 st Brigade, 1 st Division, 20th Army Corps. 

Mustered out with Regiment, June 8, 1865. 

1860 Benjamin F. Sceva. A.M. 

Age 25. Private 1st N. Y. Mounted Rifles, Aug. 31, 

1861. 

1st Lieut. 1st N. Y. Mounted Rifles. Dec. 12. 1861. 

Captain 1st N. Y. Mounted Rifles, June 16, 1863. 

Major 1st N. Y. Mounted Rifles, Oct. 20, 1864. 

Lieut. Colonel 1st N. Y. Mounted Rifles, March \7, 1865. 

Wounded, March 31. 1865. 

Lieut. Colonel 1st N. Y. Provisional Cavalry, June 24. 

1865. 

Mustered out with Regiment, July 19, 1865. 

I860 Eliphalet Nott Schermerhorn. 

Age 23. 1 st Sergeant 1 8th N. Y. Vols.. May 1 7. 1 861 . 

Sergeant Major 18th N. Y. Vols.. Nov. 11. 1861. 

2nd Lieut. 1 8th N. Y. Vols., Dec. 27, 1861. 

1st Lieut, and Adjutant 18th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 1. 1862. 

Mustered out with Regiment, May 28, 1 863. 

Captain and A. A. G., 1863. 

Brevet Major U. S. Vols., 1865. 

1860 Joshua Robert Seney, A.B. 
Private Ohio Vols. 
Discharged for disability after short service. 

1860 Henry Louis Smith, A.B. 

Age 3 1 . Captain 5th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, Sept. 1 1 . 

1862. 

Discharged. May 28, 1 863. 

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1860 Charles E. Sprague, $BK, A.B.. Ph.D. 
Private 44th N. Y. Vols., 1862. 
Sergeant 44th N. Y. Vols.. 1863. 
Wounded at Gettysburg. 
Discharged, 1864. 

Brevet Colonel N. Y. Vols., Dec. 30, 1868. for gallant 
services at Gettysburg. 

1860 Wm. John Stephens. A.B. 

Age 21. Quartermaster Sergeant Isl Mich. Vols., April 
24, 1861. 

Commissary Sergeant of Recruits at Detroit, July 1, 1861 
Mustered out, Aug. 7, 1861. 

1860 Louis George Strong, A.B. 

Captain 5th Wisconsin Vols., July, 1861. 

Killed in action at Maryes Heights, Va., May 3, 1863. 

I860 Lysander W. Tulleys, A.M. 

Private and 1st Sergeant 2nd Ohio Vols., 1861. 

Captain 44th Ohio Vols., 1862. 

The 44th Vols, became the 8th Cavalry. 

Lieut. Colonel 8th Ohio Cavalry. 

Mustered out with Regiment, Jan. 30, 1864. 

1860 Edgar Beach Van Winkle, A.M., C.E. 

Age 20. Private 7th National Guard S. N. Y., June 3, 

1862. 

Mustered out, Sept. 5, 1862. 

1st Lieut. 103d N. Y. Vols., Dec. 27, 1862. 

Detailed to the Engineer Corps with Gen. Q. A. Gilmour in 

South CaroHna. 

Mustered out, March 17, 1865. 

Captain 103d U, S. Colored Infantry, Feb. 2, 1865. 

Resigned, July 11, 1865. 

Served on Gen. Egbert L. Viele's Staff, Military Governor 

at Norfolk, Va., and as aide and chief of Gen. John P. 

Hatch's Staff, Commander of the Department of the South. 

1860 Albert Gardner Washburn, A.B. 

Age 23. Private 134th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 12, 1862. 
1st Lieut. 134th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 12, 1862. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

I860 — 1861 

Captain 134th N. Y. Vols.. Nov. 24. 1862. 

Died of fever in camp near Falmouth. Va.. Jan. 26, 1863, 

and is buried in Vale Cemetery. 

1860 John Collins Welch, A.B. 

Age 22. Private 85th N. Y. Vols.. Sept. 1 1 , 1 861 . 
Sergeant 85th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 25, 1861. 
Commissary Sergeant 85th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 28. 1861. 
2nd Lieut. 85th N. Y. Vols.. Dec. 25, 1862. 
Captured in action and escaped. 
Mustered out, Jan. 19, 1865. 

1861 John M. Bailey, A.M. 

Age 24. 1 St Lieut. 1 77th N. Y. Vols.. Oct. 1 3. 1 862. 
Adjutant 177th N. Y. Vols., May 12, 1863. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Sept. 1 0, 1 863. 

1861 John Andrew Barnes, A.B. 

Private 60th Indiana Vols., Dec. 2, 1861. 
2nd Lieut. 60th Indiana Vols., June 10, 1862. 
Honorably discharged for disability and served in the Com- 
missary Department at Camp Nelson, Ky., the rest of the 
War. 

1861 Samuel Barstow, $BK, A.B. 

Age 20. 1st Lieut. 64th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 5. 1861. 

Captain 64th N. Y. Vols.. Dec. 10. 1861. 

Died at Fort Monroe, Va., of fever, April 20, 1862. 

1861 Edward Payson Berry. 

Captain 5 th New Jersey Vols. 

Acting Major at Gettysburg, in which battle he was killed, 

July 3, 1863. 

1861 Lucius Leverett Bridges. 

Captain and Commissary U. S. Vols., June 30, 1864. 

Mustered out, Aug. 5, 1865. 

Brevet Major U. S. Vols, from Aug. 4, 1865. 

1861 Latham L. Buckland, C.E. 

Age 25. Private 1st N. Y. Engineers. Aug. 14. 1862. 
Artificer 1st N. Y. Engineers. May 1, 1863. 
2nd Lieut. 1 st N. Y. Engineers. April 1 6. 1 864. 

60 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1861 

1st Lieut. 1st N. Y. Engineers, Dec. 23, 1864. 
Captain 1st N. Y. Engineers, June 17, 1865. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 30, 1865. 

1861 John S. CoE, A.M. 

Captain 1 1 1th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 15. 1862. 
Discharged, March 10. 1863. 

1861 Arthur H. Davis, A.B., M.D. 

Private 129th Pa. Vols.. Aug.. 1862. 
Wounded at Chancellorsville, May 3. 1863. 
Discharged with Regiment. May 1 8, 1 863. 

1861 Edward Valencourt Deuel, M.D. 
Asst. Surgeon Missouri Vols. 

1861 Porter Farley, A.M., M.D. 

Age 22. 2nd Lieut. 140th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 30. 1862. 

1st Lieut. 140th N. Y. Vols., Jan. 1. 1863. 

1st Lieut. R. Q. M. 140th N. Y. Vok, Oct. 28. 1863. 

Captain 140th N. Y. Vols., Jan. 16, 1864. 

Discharged for disability, Aug. 4, 1 864. 

1861 Charles James Fox, A.B. 

Age 20. 1 st Lieut. 1 07th N. Y. Vols., July 29. 1 862. 
Captain 107th N. Y. Vols., Feb. 4, 1863. 
Major 107th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 17. 1864. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 5, 1865. 

1861 John Richard George. 

Major 9th Louisiana Regiment C. S. A. 

Taken prisoned at Woodstock, Va., and sent to Fort Dela' 

ware. Served four years. 

1861 Daniel Spofford GiFFEN. 

Age 24. Private 142d N. Y. Vols.. Sept. 29. 1862. 
1st Lieut. 142d N. Y. Vols.. Oct. 4. 1862. 
Captain 142d N. Y. Vols., May 21, 1863. 
Wounded, May 16, 1864, at Fort Darling, Va. 
Discharged for disability from wounds, Sept. 1 3. 1 864 

1861 Charles W. Gillett, A.B. 

Age 2 1 . 1 St Lieut. 86th N. Y. Vols.. Aug. 1 4, 1 861 . 
1st Lieut, and Adjutant N. Y. Vols., Nov. 12, 1861. 
Discharged for disability, April 3, 1863. 

61 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1861 

1865 Walter Robarts Gillette, A.M., M.D. 

Acting Asst. Surgeon U. S. Vols, for one year. 

186 J Frank Hastings Hamilton, Jr., A.M., M.D. 
Age 23. Private 16th N. Y. Vols.. 1861. 
2ncl Lieut. 1 6th N. Y. Vols.. Feb. 22, 1 862. 
Resigned. Sept. 1 3. 1 862. 

Acting Asst. Surgeon U. S. A., 1863, and served until his 
death, Oct, 13, 1869, at San Francisco. Cal. 

1861 SoLYMAN G. Hamlin. A.M. 

Age 25. 1st Lieut. 134th N. Y. Vols., Aug. ]7, 1862. 

Captain 134th N. Y. Vols., Feb. 21. 1863. 

Captured in action and escaped. 

Discharged. Feb. 18, 1865, to become Major 192d N. Y. 

Vols. 

Mustered out with Regiment. Aug. 28, 1865. 

Brevet Lieut. Colonel. Dec. 29. 1865. 

1861 Newland Holmes. Jr. 

Left college to join C. S. A. 

Colonel C. S. A. 

Missing at close of the War. 

1861 John King Hubbard. 

Private 15 th Arkansas Regiment C. S. A. 
Killed at Pea Ridge. Jan. 19. 1862. 

1861 Sylvanus B. Huested, A. B. 

1 st Lieut. 1 1 6th U. S. Colored Infantry, July. 1 864. 
Captain 37th U. S. Colored Infantry. Dec. 13, 1864. 
Brevet Major U. S. Vols.. March 13. 1865. 
Mustered out, June, 1867. 

1861 Henry May Keim. A.B. 

Private 11th Pa. Vols.. 1861. 

1st Lieut. 53d Pa. Vols.. 1863, and was Acting Ordnance 

Officer on the staff of Gen. Sigel. 

1861 Robert Shepherd Kidd, A.B. 

2nd Lieut. U. S. Marine Corps, Nov. 25, 1861. 
1st Lieut. U. S. Marine Corps, Nov. 26, 1861. 
Served in blockading squadron, Hampton Roards, Va. 
Dismissed. Dec. 29. 1862. 

62 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1861 

1861 Byron Wm. Langdon, A.B. 

Sergeant Major 108th Indiana Vols., July 12, 1863. 
Nine days State service to repel Morgan's raid. 

1861 Peter Andrew Lefevre, $BK, A.B. 

Age 23. 1 St Lieut. 1 56th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 22, 1 862. 
Captain 1 56th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 31,1 863. 
Was Aide on Gen. N. P. Banks's Staff. 
Honorably discharged, Jan. 1 7, 1 864. 

186! James Lyon. 

Age 22. 2nd Lieut. 4th N. Y. Cavalry, Sept. 5, 1861. 
1st Lieut. 4th N. Y. Cavalry, May 19, 1862. 
Captain 4th N. Y. Cavalry, Oct. 30, 1862. 
Served as Aide to Gen. J. P. Hatch. 
Resigned, March 11, 1 863. 

1861 Hiram Leonard Marvin, A.B., C.E. 

Age 26. Private 85th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 28, 1 861 . 

Sergeant Major N. Y. Vols.. April 9. 1862. 

Discharged to become 2nd Lieut. 3 7th U. S. Colored Troops. 

Captain 37th U. S. Colored Troops. 

Taken prisoner at Newbern, N. C, and exchanged. 

Resigned, June 6, 1865. 

1861 Andrew Barclay Mitchell, A.B. 

Age 20. Musician 18th N. Y. Vols., May 17. 1861. 
1st Lieut. 18th N. Y. Vols., June 16, 1861. 
Captain 18th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 19, 1861. 
Mustered out with company. May 28, 1 863. 

1861 David Starrett Morgan. 

Private 1 st Mass. Heavy Artillery, July 22, 1 862. 

Wounded, May 19, 1864. 

Discharged at expiration of term, July 8, 1 864. 

1861 David Elkins Parsons, M.D. 

Private 19th Maine Vols., 1862. 

2nd Lieut. 1 9th Maine Vols. 

1 st Lieut. 1 9th Maine Vols. 

Captain 19th Maine Vols. 

Major 1 9th Maine Vols., Nov. 1 6, 1 864. 

Mustered out with Regiment, May 31, 1865. 

63 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1861 

1861 Henry Parsons. "I>bk, A.M. 

Age 27. 1 St Lieut. 1 34th N. Y. Vols.. Sept. 2. 1 862. 
Acting Adjutant 134th N. Y. Vols., Nov. and Dec. 1862. 
Captain 134th N. Y. Vols.. Jan. 12. 1863. 
Resigned, June 3, 1863. 

1861 Albert Rathbone. 

Age 21. 2nd Lieut. 7th N. Y. Vols., June 25. 1862. 
Resigned, Nov. 23, 1862. 

1861 Jeremiah B. Remington, A.B. 

Age 23. 1st Lieut. 89th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 5, 1861. 

Captain 89th N. Y. Vols., May 9, 1863. 

Major 89th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 31. 1865. 

Discharged, May 4, 1866. 

Wounded twice before Petersburg. 

Served as Major on Gen. Heckman's Staff. 

1861 Silas Edgar Reynolds, A.B. 

Age 23. 2nd Lieut. 7th N. Y. Cavalry, Sept. 13, 1 86L 
1st Lieut, and Battery Adjutant, Nov. 6, 1861. 
Mustered out with Battery, March 31,1 862. 
1st Lieut. 1st N. Y. Mounted Rifles, Sept. 12, 1862. 
Captain 1st N. Y. Mounted Rifles, April 7, 1864. 
Captain 4th Provisional N. Y. Cavalry, Sept. 6. 1865. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Nov. 29, 1865. 
Brevet Major U. S. Vols., 1865. 

1861 George Robinson, $bk, A.M., D.D. 

Age 2 1 . 2nd Lieut. 1 23d N. Y. Vols., Sept. 4. 1 862. 

1 St Lieut. 1 23d N. Y. Vols.. Nov. 11,1 863. 

Mustered out, June 8, 1865. 

Brevet Captain U. S. Vols, for services in Georgia and the 

Carolinas, March 13, 1865. 

Became Lieut. Colonel and Chaplain U. S. A., March I, 

1877. 

Is now Brevet Brigadier General U. S. A., retired. 

1861 Charles H. Savage. 

Age 23. Corporal 13th N. Y. \'J<., April 30. 1861. 
Captain 13th N. Y. Vols., Feb. 24, 1862. 
Killed in action at Manassas, Va., Aug. 30, 1862. 

64 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1861 

1861 John Scott. 

2nd Lieut. 1 6lh N. Y. Heavy Artillery. 

Died of disease at Fort Fisher, N. C, Feb. 19, 1865. 

1861 Ira Cole Terry, «>bk, A.B. 

Major 5th U. S. Colored Infantry. 

Lieut. Colonel 22d U. S. Colored Infantry, Oct. 25, 1864. 
Brevet Colonel U. S. Vols., March 13, 1865. 
Mustered out, Oct. 1 6, 1 865. 

1861 Thomas Jones Thorp, A.B. 

Age 24. Captain 85th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 1, 1861. 

Promoted to Lieut. Colonel 1st Regiment N. Y. Dragoons 

(130th N. Y. Vols.), Aug. 27, 1862. 

Colonel 1 St Regiment N. Y. Dragoons ( 1 30th N. Y. Vols.), 

Dec. 24, 1864. 

Brevet Brigadier General Vols, from March 13, 1865. 

Mustered out with Regiment, June 1 3, 1865. 

1861 Alexander Walker, A. B. 

Major 7th Mich. Cavalry, Oct., 1862. 

Discharged, Nov. 28, 1864. ; 

1861 Nathaniel C. Weems, Jr. 

Left college to join C. S. A. 

Killed in battle, 1862. 

1861 Timothy E. Wilcox, $bk, A.M. 

Asst. Surgeon 6th N. Y. Heavy Artillery from Jan. 4, 1 865, 

to May 11,1 865. 

Asst. Surgeon U. S. Vols., April 25, 1865. 

Honorably mustered out, June 4, 1866. 

Appointed Asst. Surgeon U. S. Army, May 1 4, 1 867. 

Resigned, July 1 , 1 868. 

Re-entered the Army as Surgeon in 1 874 and is now Brevet 

Brigadier General U. S. A., retired. 

1861 Benjamin A. Willis, A.M. 

Age 22. Captain 1 19th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 22, 1862. 

Major 1 19th N. Y. Vols., July 1, 1863. 

Colonel 12th N. Y. Vols., March 9, 1864, but did not 

muster. 

Acting A. Adjutant General U. S. Vols., 1864. 

Honorably discharged in 1864. 

6S 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1862 

1862 Charles Meroine Babcock, A.B. 
Captain N. Y. Vols. 

1862 Geo. W. Baker. A.B., M.D. 

Acting Asst. Surgeon U. S. Vols, for nine months in 1 864-5. 

1862 Michael H. Barckley, A.B. 

1st Lieut. 7th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, Aug. 15. 1862. 
Wounded, June 5, 1864, at Cold Harbor, Va., and died. 
July 6. 1864. 

1862 Robert Wilton Bringhurst, A.B., C.E. 
Left college to join C. S. A. 
Lieut, and Major of Engineers C. S. A., 1861-5. 
Returned and graduated in 1867. 

1862 Jay Cady Brown. 

Private 22nd N. Y. Vols., May 28. 1862. 
Three months' Regiment. 
Mustered out, Sept. 5, 1862. 

1862 Wm. Ripley Brown, $bk, A.B. 

Served in a Kansas Regiment to repel Price's raid. 

1862 John Butler, A.B. 

Private 44th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 15, 1862. 
Badly wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1 863. 
Discharged for disability, Dec. 31,1 863. 

8862 Seymour D. Carpenter, A.B., M.D. 

Private 177th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 17. 1862. 
Mustered out, Sept. 10, 1863. 

1862 Charles Morehouse Carter. 

Age 23. Private 1 53d N. Y. Vols., Sept. 15. 1862. 
Sergeant 153d N. Y. Vols., Oct. 1 7, 1862. 
2nd Lieut. 153d N. Y. Vols., Feb. 9, 1865. 
1st Lieut. 153 N. Y. Vols., Feb. 17. 1865. 
Mustered out, Oct. 2, 1865. 

1862 Samuel Warren Clarke, A.B. 

Captain 21st Maine Vols., Oct. 11, 1862. 
Mustered out w^ith Regiment, Aug. 25, 1863. 
Captain 2nd Maine Cavalry, Dec. 10, 1863. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Sept., 1865. 

66 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1862 

1862 Henry N. Copp, A.M. 
Private U. S. Army. 

1862 Abel Rathbone Corbin, A.B. 

Corporal 1 14th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 13. 1862. 
Wounded at Port Hudson, La., May 27, 1863. 
Died from wounds, June 3, 1 863. 

1 862 John Savage Delavan, M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon 169th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 18, 1863. 

Asst. Surgeon 1st N. Y. Cavalry, Dec. 24, 1864. 

On staff of HarewGod Hospital, Washington, for two years. 

1862 Richard Esselstyne. 

Age 20. 1st Sergeant 14th N. Y. Vols., April 30. 1861. 

2nd Lieut. 25th N. Y. Vols., April 3. 1 862. 

Wounded at Hanover C. H., Va., and captured. May 27, 

1862. 

Died of wounds in Richmond, May 31, 1862. 

1862 Alfred Foot. 

Private 7th N. Y. State Militia, April. 1861. 

1st Lieut. 14th U. S. Infantry. May 14, 1861. 

Captain 14th U. S. Infantry, Jan. 18. 1865. 

Brevet Captain U. S. A., Aug. 1 8, 1 864, for gallant services 

at Weldon R.R., Va. 

Brevet Major U. S. A., Nov. 8, 1865. 

1862 David Geb hart. $BK, A.B. 
Major Pa. Vols. 
Killed in battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864. 

1862 Edwin Olney Gibson. 

Age 22. 2nd Lieut. 1 14th N. Y. Vols., July 18, 1862. 

Isl Lieut. 1 14th N. Y. Vols., Nov. I, 1863. 

Wounded in action at Sabine Cross Roads, La., April 8, 



Captured at Red River, La., May 5, li 

Paroled, June 26, 1864. 

Mustered out, June 8, 1 865. 

Entered the Regular Army as 2nd Lieut. 1 7th Infantry, 

Feb. 23, 1866. 

Retired as Major, Feb. 15, 1885. 

67 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1862 

1862 Henry Blain Graham. 

Private 177th N. Y. Vols., Oct.. 1862. 
Died at Morris Island, S. C, May, 1864. 

1862 Frank Holt Grant. 

Private 7th N. Y. State Militia, April 17, 1861, to serve 

one month. 

Mustered out, June 3, 1 86 1 , 

1862 Cornelius Abram Groot, A.M., M.D. 

Age 27. Asst. Surgeon 15th N. Y. Engineers. Jan. 8, 

1865. 

Mustered out, July 2, 1865. 

1862 John Frank Hazleton. 

Captain 23d Wisconsin Vols., Aug. 16, 1862. 

Captain A. Q. M. Vols., Feb. 27, 1863. 

On staff of Gen. J. Warren Keifer, and on Gen. Getty's 

Staff, commanding 2d Div. 6th Army Corps from May 26 

to Aug. 1, 1865. 

Brevet Major Vols., March 13, 1865, for gallant and 

meritorious services at Sailors* Creek, Va. 

Mustered out, Nov. 11, 1865. 

1862 Chester P. Hodge, A.M. 

Private Pa. Vols., 1862-3. 

1862 Peter Smith Hollaway. 

Private Kentucky Vols, in 1 862. 

1862 Samuel Burnett Howe, «I>BK, A.M. 

Lieut, and Asst. Commissary U. S. Vols., 1864-5. 

1 862 James T. Joslin. 

Age 26. Private 134th N. Y. Vols.. Dec. 10, 1863. 
2nd Lieut. 134th N. Y. Vols., Feb. 4, 1864. 
Captain A. Q. M. U. S. Vols., June 1 , 1 865. 
Mustered out, June 10, 1865. 

1862 Levi Arnold Lap ham, A.B. 
Private Illinois Vols., 1862. 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1862 

1862 Joseph McConnell. 

Private 18th U. S. Infantry, Sept. 16, 1861. 
2nd Lieut. 18th U. S. Infantry, Oct. 30, 1861. 
1st Lieut. 18th U. S. Infantry. Aug. 11. 1862. 
Wounded at Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1862. 
Brevet Captain for gallant services from Dec. 31,1 862. 
Died from his wounds, Jan. 1 4, 1 863. 

1862 Alex. B. Nelson. 

Lieut. 24th Alabama Infantry C. S. A.. Oct.. 1863. 

1862 Henry W. Nichols. 

Left college to join the Union Army. 

1st Lieut. 7th Mass.. Vols., 1861. 

Killed at Spottsylvania C. H., May 12. 1864. 

1 862 Jeduthan H. Lindsay, Jr. 

North Carolina Regiment C. S. A., 1861. 
Was killed during the War. 

1862 Nicoll Ludlow. 

Left college to enter Naval Academy, Oct., 1859. 

Ensign, Oct., 1863. 

He was attached to Steam Sloop Wachusett in 1863 and 

1864, which captured the Confederate Cruiser Florida, Oct. 

7, 1 864, and was then Ensign on the Monitor Dictator, 

1864-5, and on the Monitor Monadnock, 1865-6. 

Master, May 10, 1866. 

Retired as Rear Admiral, Nov. 1 , 1 899. 

1862 Charles Henry Odell, C.E. 

Age 25. 1st Lieut. 1 19th N. Y. Vols.. July 30, 1862. 

Captain 119th N. Y. Vols., March 1, 1863. 

Brevet Major U. S. Vols, for services at Wauhatchie, Tenn. 

Discharged for disability, Sept. 7, 1864. 

Aide to Gen. Hooker in 1 863. 

Lieut. Colonel and Aide to Gen. Thomas, 1 864. 

1862 John B. G. O'Neill. 
Captain C. S. A. 

69 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1862 

1 862 RiDGLEY Ceylon Powers, A.M. 

Private 125th Ohio Vols., 1862. 

2nd Lieut. 125th Ohio Vols., Sept. 20, 1862. 

1st Lieut, and Adjutant 125th Ohio Vols., June, 1863. 

Captain 125th Ohio Vols., July 7, 1864. 

Brevet Lieut. Colonel U, S. Vols, for services in Atlanta 

campaign. 

Mustered out, June, 1865. 

1862 Edward Hastings Ripley, A.M. 

Captain 9th Vermont Vols., July 9, 1862. 

Major 9th Vermont Vols., March 20, 1863. 

Lieut. Colonel 9th Vermont Vols., May 19, 1863. 

Colonel 9th Vermont Vols., June 1 , 1 863. 

Brevet Brigadier General U. S. Vols., Aug. 1, 1864. 

He commanded the 1st Brigade, 3d Division, 24th Army 

Corps, which was the first Brigade to enter Richmond on 

April 3, 1865. He was made Commandant of Richmond 

and rendered distinguished services, which were approved by 

its citizens. 

Mustered out, June 13, 1865. 

1862 Wm. Henry Roshong, A.B. 

Private 1 st Conn. Cavalry, Jan. 1 , 1 864. 

Captured at battle of Stone River, Tenn., June 29, 1 864. 

Paroled, Feb, 26, 1865, and sent to Wilmington, N. C, 

for exchange. 

Supposed to have died on journey to Annapolis. 

1862 Eugene Allen Smalley. 

Private 1 9th Ohio Vols.. April, 1 861 . 

Mustered out, July, 1861. 

2nd Lieut. U. S. Marine Corps, Aug. 29, 1861. 

1st Lieut. U. S. Marine Corps, Nov. 27, 1861. 

Was on the U. S. S. San Jacinto, Flagship of the East Gulf 

Squadron, when she was wrecked off the Bahamas, Dec. 31, 

1864. 

On duty at Philadelphia Navy Yard from March, 1865, 

until July 26, 1866, when his resignation was accepted. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1862 

1862 James Stevenson Smart. 

Age 21. 1 St Lieut. 1 6th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, March 1 . 

1864. 

Captain 16th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, March 29, 1865. 

Mustered out, Aug. 21, 1865. 

1862 Edwin F. Smith. A.M., C.E. 

Served in the 26th Pa. Regiment in 1863 to repel invasion, 
which ended at Gettysburg, and in the 1 I th Pa. Regiment 
to repel invasion, which ended at Antietam, both short services. 

1862 Robert Bruce Smith, A.M., M.D. 

Age 21. Corporal 16th N. Y. Independent Battery, Jan. 
6. 1862. 

2nd Lieut. 1 6th N. Y. Independent Battery, April 1 6, 1 863. 
Mustered out, Jan. 25, 1865. 

1862 Charles Styer, M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon 45th Pa. Vols., Aug. 1, 1862. 
Asst. Surgeon 99th Pa. Vols., Jan. 16, 1863. 
Asst. Surgeon U. S. Army, Oct. 9, 1 867. 

1862 Rodney Stiles Vedder. 

Age 19. Private 18th N. Y. Vols., May 2, 1861. 
Commissary Sergeant 18th N. Y. Vols., Nov. 1, 1861. 
2nd Lieut. 18th N. Y. Vols., June 27, 1862. 
Acting Q. M. from Dec. 9, 1862, to May 1, 1863. 
Mustered out with Company, May 28, 1 863. 

1862 Harrison E. Webster, ^bk, 2H, M.D., LL.D. 
Sergeant 117th N. Y. Vols., July 25, 1862. 
Mustered out. May 10, 1865. 
Returned to college and graduated in 1868, 

1 862 David Gerry Wellington. 

1st Lieut. 1 76th N. Y. Vols., Nov. 20, 1862. 
Captured at Brashear City, La., June 23, 1 863. 
Paroled, July 24, 1864. 
Mustered out, Aug. 9, 1 864. 

3862 John Milton Wilson, A.M. 

1st Lieut. 83d Ohio Vols., May 10, 1862, transferred to 
1st Lieut. 48th Ohio Vols., May 20, 1864. 
Mustered out with Regiment, May 9, 1865. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1862 — 1863 

Benjamin F. Wright, <e>bk, A.M. 

Age 22. Private 146th N. Y. Vols.. Sept. 3, 1862. 
Sergeant Major 146th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 10, 1862. 
2nd Lieut. 146th N. Y. Vols., Dec. 27, 1862. 
Captain 146th N. Y. Vols., March 1, 1863. 
Captured in action at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. 
Returned to duty. May 6, 1865. 
Brevet Major U. S. Vols.. March 13, 1865. 
Mustered out, July 16. 1865. 

JOHN D. Young, M.D. 

Asst. Surgeon U. S. A. 

1863 Charles Seymour Austin, A.B, 

Private 139th Illinois Vols.. April, 1864. 

Detailed as Colonel's orderly. 

Mustered out for disabiHty, Oct.. 1864. 

1 863 Wm. Penn Bard. 

Lieut. Pennsylvania Vols. 

1863 Daniel Bosworth. 

Private Co. H. 48th N. Y. Vols.. 1861. 

Killed in battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864. 

1 863 Arnold Brown. 

Private 147th N. Y. Vols.. Oct. 2. 1863. 
Killed in battle of the Wilderness. May 5. 1864. 

1863 Angus Cameron. Jr. 

2nd Lieut. 121st N. Y. Vols.. 1861. 

1st Lieut. 121st N. Y. Vols.. Aug. 31. 1862. 

Died of typhoid fever at Bakersfield, Md.. Nov. 9. 1862. 

1863 William Clarence Corbett. 

Private 87th N. Y. Vols.. Oct. 14. 1862. 

Commanded his company at Fair Oaks battle. 

Taken prisoner at Chancellorsville, May 3. 1 863. and was 

taken to Libby Prison. Exchanged and return to Regiment, 

Oct. 7. 1863. 

Mustered out, Aug. 1 7. 1 864. 

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The Class of 1 863 presented the bronze bust of Col. Peissner to 
Union College in 1 880, and it adorns an alcove in the Library. It is 
an excellent likeness, the work of Launt Thompson. The inscription on 
the pedestal is as follows: 

In honor of 

ELIAS PEISSNER 

Professor in Union College 

Colonel of the 1 1 9th New York Volunteers 

Killed at the head of his Regiment 

At Chancellorsville, Va. 

May 2nd, 1863 

Accomplished Scholar 
Beloved Friend 
Heroic Soldier 

Offered 

by the class of 

1863 







The Tower Signal Station near Petersburg, Va. 
In charge of Thomas H. Fearey, Lieut. U. S. Signal Corps, during the 

winter of 1864-5 and until the fall of Petersburg on April 2, 1865. 
It was 140 feet high to main platform and 147 feet to top of telescope 

house where men are standing. Lieut. Fearey stands to the left at 

foot of tower. 
This was the most important signal station on the Petersburg battle line 

and was but 2,200 yards from the nearest Confederate battery. 
Lieut. Fearey had three sergeants and thirteen men under him at this station. 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1863 

1863 Thomas Healey Fearey, A.M. 

After graduating passed examination and was commissioned 
2nd Lieut. U. S. Signal Corps in Aug., 1863. Served in 
the defenses of Washington until Oct. 10, 1863, when he 
reported to Gen. Meade, commander of the Army of the 
Potomac. Was Signal Officer at Gen. Meade's headquarters 
during the winter of 1 863-4. Served on the staffs of Gen. 
Sykes, commanding the 5 th Army Corps, and Gen. H. G. 
Wright, commanding the 6th Army Corps. Had charge of 
the Tower Signal Station in front of Petersburg and received 
the commendation of the Chief Signal Officer and of Major 
Gen. Wright. 
Mustered out, Sept. 1 , 1 865. 

1863 Edward Frothingham. 

Private 44th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 27, 1861. 
Hospital Steward U. S. Vols., Oct. 10. 1861. 
Promoted to Hospital Steward U. S. Army, Dec. 11,1 862. 
Studied medicine and became Asst. Surgeon U. S. Vols., 
and after the war Asst. Surgeon U. S. Navy. 

1 863 George Clinton Gibbs, Jr. 

Private 3d N. Y. Cavalry, Aug. 19, 1861. 

1st Sergeant 3d N. Y. Cavalry, Dec. 25. 1861. 

2nd Lieut. 3d N. Y. Cavalry, Dec. 27. 1862. 

1st Lieut. 3d N. Y. Cavalry. Feb. 2, 1863. 

Captain 3d N. Y. Cavalry, Dec. 22. 1864. 

Captain 1st Regiment N. Y. Mounted Rifles, July 21 to 

Sept. 6. 1865. 

Captain 4th Regiment N. Y. Cavalry, Sept. 6 to Nov. 29, 

1 865 , when Regiment was mustered out. 

Brevet Major, May 1 8, 1 866, for gallant services. 

1863 James Fingal Gregory, A.M. 

Left college at end of Sophomore year and entered West 

Point, graduating in 1865. 

2nd Lieut. 5th U. S. Artillery. 1865-6. 

1st Lieut. Corps of Engineers, 1866-74. 

Captain Corps of Engineers. 1 873-81 . 

Aide to Gen. Sheridan, with rank of Lieut. Colonel, 1881-5. 

Lighthouse Engineer, 1886 to July 31, 1871, the date of 

his death at Cincinnati, O. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1863 

1863 Isaac Winter Heysinger, A.M., M.D. 

Private and Corporal 7th R. I. Cavalry for three months 

ending Oct. 2, 1862. 

1st Sergeant 1 9th Pa. Cavalry., 1863 to Dec., 1864. 

Captain 45th U. S. Cavalry, Dec, 1 864. 

Mustered out, Dec, 1865, at New Orleans. 

1863 John Jordan Hollaway. 

Private 1st Kentucky Vols., 1861. 

2d Lieut. 25th Kentucky Vols., Jan. 1, 1862. 

Wounded at Fort Donelson. After recovery, Sept., 1862, 

2d Lieut. Col. Benj. H. Bristov^^'s 8th Kentucky Cavalry 

chasing Morgan's raiders. 

1 st Lieut. 8th Kentucky Cavalry, May 1 , 1 863. 

Died of typhoid fever at Russelville, Ky., Sept. 27, 1863. 

A Grand Army Post in Kentucky is named after him. 

1863 Wm. Starling Holloway. 

Private 25th Kentucky Vols., 1862. 

Lost a leg and used crutches the rest of his life. 

1863 William Hutton, Jr. 

Private 123d N. Y. Vols.. Aug. 11, 1862. 
Wounded at Peach Tree Creek, Ga., July 20, 1864. 
Died from his wounds, July 22, 1864. 

1 863 Alva Reynolds Jordan. 

Private 69th Illinois Vols. 

2d Lieut. 69th Illinois Vols., June 14. 1862. 

Wounded at the battle of Pittsburg Landing. 

Discharged, Sept. 27, 1862, and later died from his wounds. 

1863 Clarence Porter Kidder. 

Served in a Pennsylvania emergency regiment. 

1863 James Foster Knowles, A. B. 

Private 44th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 9, 1861. 
Discharged for Disability, Dec. 2, 1862. 
Private U. S. Infantry. Sept. 26. 1 864. 
Mustered out, Aug. 7, 1865. 
He returned to college and graduated in 1 868. 

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1863 Bradley Martin, A.B. 

1st Lieut 93d N. Y. Vols.. July. 1864. 

Captain being absent he commanded his company while 

serving 1 00 days at the front. 

Mustered out, Nov. I, 1864. 

1863 Edwin Malaney. 

Left college to enlist. 

Sergeant 81st N. Y. Vols., Oct. 21. 1861. 

Captain 30th U. S. Colored Infantry. April 12. 1864. 

Mustered out. Dec. 10, 1865. 

1863 Henry Elias Munger. 

Age 20. Sergeant 18th N. Y. Vols., Nov. 1, 1861. 
2d Lieut. 18th N. Y. Vols., Dec. 26. 1861. 
1st Lieut. 18th N. Y. Vols.. Nov. 10, 1862. 
Mustered out v»^ith Company. May 28, 1863. 

1863 Charles Edward Pearce, A.B. 

Captain 1 6th N. Y. Artillery, 1 863. 
Major 1 6th N. Y. Artillery, 1 864. 

On Gen. Terry's staff in Nor. Carolina and after the sur- 
render of Gen. Joe Johnston was detailed as Provost Mar- 
shal General Eastern District of North Carolina, having 
charge of the organization of the Freedman's bureau in that 
district. 
Mustered out, Aug., 1865. 

1863 Hiram Edgar Phelps. A.B, 

Served three months in 7th R. L Cavalry in 1862. 
Private 83d N. Y. Vols.. July 7. 1863. 
Transferred to 97th N. Y. Vols., June 7, 1864. 
Wounded before Petersburg, June 24, 1864. 
Mustered out, July 1 8, 1 864. 

James Franklin Potts, A.M., M.D. 

Served three months in 7th R. L Cavalry in 1862. 

Asst. Surgeon U, S. Vols., 1864, serving in the Hospitals of 

the Army of the Potomac. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1863 

1863 Smith Pratt. 

Private 8th N. Y. Cavalry, Oct. 18, 1861. 
Captured at Harper's Ferry, Sept. 15, 1862. 
Discharged for disability, Oct. 21, 1862. 

1863 Henry Clay Randolph. 

Private 7th R. I. Cavalry, July 8, 1862. 
Mustered out, Oct. 1 0, 1 862. 

1863 Isaac Ellmark Roberts, $bk, A.M., M.D. 
Private 7th R. I. Cavalry. July 8, 1 862. 
Mustered out, Oct. 2, 1862. 

Asst. Surgeon U. S. Vols., 1864, serving in Army of Poto- 
mac hospitals. 

1863 Solomon Wright Russell, A.B. 

Captain 2d N. Y. Cavalry, Sept. 19, 1861. 

Mustered out with Regiment, 1862. 

Captain 18th N. Y. Vols., 1862. 

Mustered out with Regiment, 1863. 

1st Lieut. 49th N. Y. Vols.. June. 1863. 

Captain 49th N. Y. Vols., Sept., 1864. 

Major 49th N. Y. Vols.. April. 1865. 

Brevet Lieut. Colonel Vols, for gallant services, March, 

1865. 

Mustered out. June 27. 1865. 

Shot through the body at Rappahannock Sta.. Va., Nov. 7, 

1863. 

Wounded and horse shot under him at Cedar Creek, Va., 

Oct. 19. 1864. 

Served continuously for four years, except when in hospital. 

1863 George Frederick Sawyer, A.M. 

3d Asst. Engineer U. S. Navy, Sept. 8, 1863. 
Served on the Lancaster of the Pacific Squadron. 
Resigned, 1868. 

1863 Henry Remsen Schwerin. 

Age 20. 1st Lieut. 1 19th N. Y. Vols.. Sept. 8, 1862. 
Captain 1 19th N. Y. Vols.. Jan. 15. 1863. 
Wounded at Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863. 

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1863 

Died frora wounds. May 6, 1863. 

He was cared for by Zeta Psis of C. S. A., who returned 

his watch, Z^ pin, sword and personal effects to his family. 

1 863 Henry Harrison Shepard. 

Private for three years 15 th N. Y. Cavalry, enlisted Aug. 
17, 1863. 

1 663 George Mixton Stewart, $BK, A.M. 

2d Lieut. 46th Mass. Vols., Oct. 22. 1862. 

Mustered out, July 29, 1 863. 

Returned to college and graduated in 1864. 

Captain Mass. Vols., 1864. 

Mustered out, Dec. 20, 1865. 

1863 Edward Payson Taylor, A.B. 

Captain 2d Arkansas Vols., Dec. 10, 1863. 

Captain A. Q. M. Vols.. March 8. 1 865. 

Honorably mustered out, Dec. 8, 1865. 

Was Quartermaster of the 7th Army Corps on Gen. Caaby's 

Staff and Post Quartermaster of Mobile. Ala. 

1863 Daniel Darragh Thurber. 

1st Lieut, and R. Q. M. 5th Mich. Cavalry, Sept., !862. 
Discharged, March 4, 1 864. 

1863 Charles K. Warner, C.E. 

Asst. Engineer U. S. Navy, 1 863, 
Served on the Rhode Island. 
Resigned, Sept. 28, 1866. 

1863 Homer Strong Waterbury, A.B. 

Private 3d N. Y. Cavalry, Dec, 1863. 

Mustered out, Dec, 1865. 

Brevet Captain N. Y. Vols, for gallant services. 

1863 Leander Willis. 

Age 22. 1 St Lieut. 1 1 6th N. Y. Vols.. Sept. 3. 1 862. 

Discharged. Oct. 3, 1862. 

1st Lieut. 78th U. S, Colored Infantry. 

Discharged, Sept. 30, 1864. 

Died of disease contracted at Pt. Hudson, La., Nov. 20, 

1864. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1804 

1864 James AsHBEL Allis. 

Age 20. Sergeant 3d N. Y. Cavalry, Aug. 3. 1861. 

1st Sergeant 3d N. Y. Cavalry, Oct. 8, 1861. 

2d Lieut. 3d N. Y. Cavalry. Dec. 31, 1861. 

1st Lieut. 3d N. Y. Cavalry, Nov. 1, 1862. 

Detached service commanding Artillery detachment, Jan. 1. 

1863, until made Captain 1st N. Y. Mounted Rifles, July 

25. 1864, to Sept. 6, 1865. 

Brevet Major for gallant and meritorious services, Aug. 3, 

1866. 

1864 John Tuttle Andrews, A.B. 

Age 23. 2d Lieut. 1 79th N. Y. Vols., Dec. 18. 1864. 
1st Lieut. 179th N. Y. Vols., March 25. 1865. 
Mustered out, June 22, 1865. 
Brevet Captain, April 14, 1866. 

1864 William Thomas Boyd. 

Private 5 th N. Y. Cavalry, Dec. 19, 1863. 
2d Lieut. 5lh N, Y. Cavalry, April 2, 1864. 
Wounded and captured, June 29, 1 864, at Stony Creek, Va. 
Escaped from Columbia, S, C, Nov. 4, 1864. 
Mustered out, July 19, 1865. 

1864 John Stone Bradley. 

1st Sergeant 37th Mass. Vols., Sept., 1862. 

2d Lieut. 37th Mass. Vols., 1863. 

1st Lieut, and Adjutant 37th Mass. Vols., 1864. 

Wounded at the battle of Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. 

Mustered out. May 15, 1S65. 

Brevet Captain for gallant services, April 6. 1865. 

1864 Milton S. Brayton. 

Private 1 1 7th N. Y. Vols., July 30, 1862. 
Sergeant Major I 1 7th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 1 6, 1 862. 
2d Lieut. 1 1 7 N. Y. Vols., April 1, 1863. 
Discharged, July 20, 1 863. 

1864 Richard James Bush. 

Private 27th Mass. Vols.. 1861. 
2d Lieut. 27th Mass. Vols., 1862. 

Served tv^o years and three months and was honorably dis- 
charged, Oct. 28, 1863. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1864 

\ 864 James Dorr Clyde. 

Age 20. Private 44th N. Y. Vols.. 1861. 

Discharged, March, 1 862. 

1st Lieut. 121st N. Y. Vols., Aug. 23. 1862. 

Discharged for disability, Nov. 24, 1862. 

Re-entered the service as 1 st Lieut. 76th N. Y. Vols,, Nov. 

11. 1863. 

Captain 76th N. Y. Vols., Nov. 29, 1863. 

Captured at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864, and was in 

prisons at Lynchburg, Macon, etc. 

Paroled. March 1, 1865. 

Discharged, March 12, 1865. 

1864 Sidney Thompson Cornell. 

Left college third term Sophonaore and enlisted as Corporal, 

Co. C, 115thN. Y. Vols. 

Severely wounded and taken prisoner at Olustee, Fla., Feb» 

20, 1864. 

Probably died from his v/^ounds in hands of the enemy. 

1864 Henry Augustine Crary, M.D. 

Sergeant. Co. G, 177th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 18, 1862. 
Mustered out, Sept. 10, 1863. 

1864 Anson Darwin Fessenden. 

1st Lieut. 53d Mass. Vols., Oct. 17, 1862. 
Captain 53d Mass. Vols.. May 25. 1863. 
Served in Louisiana and at siege of Port Hudson. 
Mustered out, Sept. 3, 1 863. 

1864 James Watson Fisher. 

Private 71st N. Y. Vols., April 19, 1861. 
Mustered out, July 30, 1861. 

1864 Samuel Harvey Gleason. 

Purser on a gunboat on the Mississippi River, 1864-5. 

Albert Heywood. 

Private 177th N. Y. Vols., Oct., 1862. 
Mustered out. Sept. 1 863. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1864 

1864 Jacob Merritt Howard, Jr. 

2d Lieut. 24th Mich. Vols.. July 26. 1862. 

Promoted to Captain and Aide de Camp Vols., May 4, 

1863. 

Brevet Major U. S. Vols., Jan. 11, 1865. 

Major and Asst. Adjutant General Vols.. March 29, 1865. 

Brevet Lieut. Colonel Vols, for faithful and meritorious 

services, Aug. 11, 1865. 

Honorably mustered out, Sept. 19, 1865^ 

1864 Archibald Kelly. 

Private 153d N. Y. Vols., Aug. 28, 1862. 
Discharged for disability, March 24, 1863. 

1864 Charles Frederick Lewis. 

Age 1 8. Private 1 1 9th N. Y. Vols.,'Aug. 8, 1 862. 

2d Lieut. 11 9th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 23. 1862. 

1st Lieut. 119th N. Y. Vols.. Jan. 1. 1863. 

Discharged, Feb. 23, 1863. 

Re-entered Regiment as 1st Lieut., April 19, 1863. 

Wounded, May 2, 1863. 

Captain, Aug. 9, 1863. 

Major, July 21, 1864. 

Discharged for disability, July 30, 1864. 

1 864 James Ostrom Liebenau. 

Private 177th N. Y. Vols.. Oct.. 1862. 

Died of disease at Port Hudson, Aug. 18, 1863. 

1864 Edward James Maxwell. 

Age 23. Private 63d N. Y. Vols., Jan. 5. 1 864. 

Wounded in action, June 15, 1864, at Petersburg, Va. 

2d Lieut. 63d N. Y. Vols., Nov. 22, 1864. 

1st Lieut. 63d N. Y. Vols., May 18, 1865. 

Mustered out, June 30, 1865. 

Brevet Major U. S. Vols, for services before Lee's surrender. 

1864 Archibald McIntyre. 

Age 19. 2d Lieut. 3d N. Y. Cavalry, Sept. 20. 1862. 
Regiment served in North Carolina and Virginia. 
Captain U. S. Colored Cavalry, Dec. 3, 1 863. 
Major U. S. Colored Cavalry. Nov. 1 . 1 865. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1864 

Mustered out, Feb. 4, 1 866. 

Brevet Lieut. Colonel U. S. Vols., March 13, 1865, for 

gallant and raeritorious services. 

1864 William Middlemast Murray, A.B. 

Age 19. Private 144th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 11, 1862. 

Sergeant 144th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 7, 1862. 

1st Sergeant 144th N. Y. Vols., Dec. 15, 1864. 

Sergeant Major 144th N. Y. Vols., April 1, 1865. 

2d Lieut. 144th N. Y. Vols., May 11, 1865. 

Mustered out, June 25, 1865. 

He returned to college and graduated in 1867. 

1864 Samuel Frederick Prentiss. 

1st Lieut. 13th Vermont Vols., Dec. 8, 1862. 
Taken prisoner by Mosby, but escaped. 
Aide on Staff of Brig. Gen. Stoughton, 1 862-3. 
Mustered out with Regiment, July 21,1 863. 

1864 James Henry Robinson, $bk, A.M. 

Sergeant 17th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 3, 1861. 

Transferred to 1 46th N. Y. Vols., May, 1 863. 

Captured at the Wilderness, May 5, 1864. 

Prisoner in Andersonville, Ga., and Florence, S. C, for 

ten months. 

Paroled, Feb. 26. 1865. 

Mustered out, March 25, 1865. 

Returned to college and graduated in 1868. 

1864 James Lawrence Seward. 
Served in Ohio Volunteers. 

1864 Walter Montieth Stewart. 
Private 153d N. Y. Vols. 

1864 John Valentine Tavenner. 

Left college in 186! and joined C. S. A., serving through 
the War. 

1864 Charles Henry Tillinghast. 

Corporal 37th N. Y. Vols.. 1863. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1864 — 1865 

1864 Sidney Tuttle, C.E. 

1st Lieut, and Adjutant 1 5th N. Y. Cavalry, June 20, 1 863. 
Resigned, May 22, 1864. 

1864 Francis Terry Vaughan. 

Private Woodruff's Arkansas Battery, 1861. 

In McCray's Brigade, Price's Division, C. S. A. 

Lost an arm at the battle of Helena, Ark., July 4, 1863. 

Entered Union College in Class of 1 864 and graduated 

from Albany Lav^ School in 1865. 

1864. Marvin Waite. 

Left college to enter Army. 

Private 8th Conn. Vols., 1861, for three months, 

2d Lieut. 8th Conn. Vols., 1861. 

On detached service vk^ith the Signal Corps. Was Signal 

Officer on Gen. Burnside's flagship at the battles of Roanoke 

Island and Fort Macon. Presented a beautiful flag by 

Chief Signal Officer for his services at Fort Macon. 

1st Lieut. 8th Conn. Vols., 1862. 

Returned to his Regiment and was killed at Antietam, Sept. 

17. 1862. 

1865 Charles Mills Ballentine. 

Age 1 8. Private 1 53d N. Y. Vols.. Aug. 29, 1 862. 
Corporal 153d N. Y. Vols., Oct. 1 7, 1862. 
Sergeant Major 1 53d N. Y. Vols., May 1, 1863. 
Wounded in action at Cedar Creek, Va.. Oct. 19, 1864. 
2d Lieut. 153d N. Y. Vols.. Jan. 20. 1865. 
Mustered out. Oct. 2. 1 865. 

S 665 George Frederick Brown. 

Private 10th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 22, 1862. 
Quartermaster Sergeant, 10th N. Y. Vols., 1863. 
Mustered out with Regiment, June 26, 1865. 

1865 Arthur E. Chadsey. 

Left college to enter U. S. Naval Academy. 

Took part in the chase after the Confederate " Tallahassee " 

in 1864. 

Graduated from Naval Academy in 1865. 

Resigned, March, 1866. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1865 

1865 Henry Graham, f>BK, A.M. 

Private 177th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 27. 1862. 
Mustered out, Sept. 10, 1863. 

1865 Wm. Barr Lynn, LL.B. 

Class Bulletin says he served three months in the Civil Wai, 

1865 Theodorus McLeod, A.M. 

Private 5th Pa. Vols.. 1862. 

Private 38th Pa. Vols., 1863. 

Private 84th N. Y. Vols., July 12, 1864. 

Mustered out, Oct 29, U 



1865 George Duffield Meigs, A.M. 

Served in the 10th Ohio Cavalry in 1862. 

1865 William H. Mickle. A.M., D.D. 

Age 23. Private 134th N. Y. Vols.. Aug. 22, 1862. 
Sergeant 134th N. Y. Vols., Sept. 22. 1862. 
2d Lieut. 134 N. Y. Vols., Feb. 2, 1863. 
1st Lieut. 134 N. Y. Vols., April 1, 1863. 
Asst. Adjutant General and Ordnance Officer of Artillery 
Brigade of 1 1 th Army Corps. Served also as Quarter- 
master and Commissary of the Brigade during winter ol 
1 863-4. Was in the battles of Lookout Mountain and 
Missionary Ridge and on Sherman's March to the Sea. 
Captain, April I, 1865. 

Brevet Major for gallant and meritorious services from 
March 13. 1865. 
Mustered out. May 30, 1 865. 

1 865 Robert Payne, $bk. A.B. 

Left college to enter the Army. 

Private 15th N. Y. Cavalry, Aug. 24, 1863. 

Q. M. Sergeant 2d N. Y. Provisional Cavalry, June 17, 

1865. 

Mustered out, Aug. 9, 1865. 

Returned to college and graduated in 1867. 

1865 Charles Henry Ripley. 

Private 12th Vermont Vols., Oct., 1862. 
Mustered out, Sept., 1863. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1865—1866—1867 
1865 Edwin Russell. 

Captain and Aide de Camp Staff of Gen. Russell, com- 
manding 1st Division 6th Army Corps. 
Discharged, 1865. 

1865 Vedder Van Dyck. 

Private 177th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 20, 1862. 
Discharged, Aug. 26, 1863. 

1865 Cornelius Cole Van Inwegen. 

Private 20th N. Y. Independent Battery. Sept. 13, 1862. 
Discharged, Feb. 3, 1 863. 

1 865 James B. Wayne Wands. 

Served in U. S. Navy. 

1866 Wm. H. Beal, Jr., A.B. 

Private 1 77th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 20. 1862. 
Corporal 177th N. Y. Vols., Dec. 10, 1862. 
Mustered out, Sept. 10, 1863. 
Was at the siege and fall of Port Hudson. 

1866 James Henry Lea. 

Additional Paymaster Vols., Feb. 23, 1864. 
Resigned, May 11,1 864. 

1866 Harvey Doolittle Talcott, A.B. 

Age 19. 1st Lieut, and Adjutant 1 10th N. Y. Vols., July 

29, 1862. 

Discharged for disability, May 18, 1863. 

1866 Gideon David Tower, A. B. 

Private 46th Mass. Vols., Aug. 20, 1862. 
Orderly Sergeant 46th Mass. Vols., Oct. 15, 1862. 
Mustered out with Regiment, July 29, 1 863. 

1867 James Madison Andrev/s, LL.B. 

Age 1 7. 2nd Lieut. 30th N. Y. Vols., May 7, 1861. 

1st Lieut. 30th N. Y. Vols.. March 1, 1862. 

Prisoner of War in Libby Prison, Nov. 16, 1861 -April, 

1862. 

Wounded at second Bull Run, 1862. 

Mustered out as Captain, June 1 8, 1 863. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 



1867 Charles Belknap. 

Age 19. Private 7th N. Y. Infantry for three months. 
Mustered out, Sept. 5, 1862. 
Midshipman U. S. Navy, July 28, 1 864. 
Ensign U. S. Navy, Dec. 18, 1 



1867 Seymour Birch. 

Private 1 77th N. Y. Vols., Oct., 1862. 
Mustered out, Sept., 1863. 

1 867 Sidney J. Cowen, A.M. 

Midshipman U. S. Navy, July 20, 1 863. 

Served on the U. S. S. Constitution, Marion and Santee. 

Resigned. 

1867 David Fansler Rank, A.B. 

Corporal 26th Pa. Militia, 1 863. 

1 867 Edward D. Ronan, $bk, A.M. 

While preparing for college he responded to two urgent calls 
of President Lincoln, serving as private in the 69th N. Y. 
Vols, in 1 862 and as private in Anderson's Maryland 
Battery in 1 863 and 1 864. 

1867 Warren Gilman Sanborn, C.E. 

Private 27th Maine Vols., Sept. 10, 1862. 

Mustered out, July 1 7, 1 863. 

Medal of Honor given him by Congress in 1 863. 

1867 Edward Chester Smith. 

Midshipman U. S. Navy, April 15, 1862. 
Resigned, June 24, 1865. 

1867 Archibald L. Van Ness, #BK, A.B. 

Color Sergeant 27th N. Y. Vols, at the storming of 
Fredericksburg, Va., May, 1863. Served two years with 
the 27th Regiment. Upon expiration of its term became 
non-commissioned officer in the 1 00th N. Y. Vols, and served 
the rest of the War. 

1868 George Westinghouse, Ph. D. 

Private 12th N. Y. Vols., June, 1863. 
Mustered out, July, 1863. 

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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

1869 — 18T0 

Private 16th N. Y. Cavalry, Nov., 1863. 
Corporal 16th N. Y. Cavalry, Jan., 1864. 
Discharged, Dec, 1864. 

Third Asst. Engineer U. S. Navy, Dec, 1864. 
Honorably discharged, Aug., 1865. 

1869 Wm. Platt McLaury, $BK, A.B., M.D. 
Private 144th N. Y. Vols., 1864. 
Honorably discharged, 1865. 

1869 Alex. Dunbar Potts. 

2d Lieut. 4th Mo. Cavalry, Sept., 1861. 
Resigned, Jan. 28, 1 862. 
Served on Gen. Abbott's Staff. 

1 870 Clarence W. Backus, A.B., D.D. 

1st Lieut. 97th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 23, 1864. 

Mustered out, July 18, 1865. 

Served as Aide on Staffs of Gen. M. D. Hardin and Gen. 

Wesley Merritt. 

1870 Henry Easson, A.B. 

Acting Master's Mate U. S. Navy, Oct. 14, 1861. 
Acting Ensign U. S. Navy, Oct. 6, 1862. 
Discharged, Dec. II, 1865. 

1870 William Edward Mapes, $bk, A.B. 

Age 2 1 . 2d Lieut. 1 24th N. Y. Vols., Aug. 1 4. 1 862. 

1st Lieut. 1 24th N. Y. Vols., Feb. 9, 1863. 

Wounded at Spotsylvania C. H., Va., May 12, 1864. 

Captain, 124 N. Y. Vols., May 31, 1864. 

Wounded in action. Strawberry Plains, Va., Aug. 14, 1864.. 

Discharged for disability from wounds, Dec. 15, 1864. 

Brevet Major N. Y. Vols. 

1870 ZuiNGLius Kernander McCormack, A.B. 

Private and Orderly Sergeant 99th Indiana Vols. 
1st Lieut. 132d Indiana Vols.. May 18, 1864. 
Mustered out with Regiment, Sept. 7, 1 864. 

1870 Cyrus Augustus Peake, $bk, A.B. 
Private 1st N. Y. Vols., 1864-5. 

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Medals of Honor Awarded By Congress 
For Valor in Batde 



Medals of Honor have been voted by Congress for conspicuous valor 
in battle to six Alumni, as follows: 

Major General Daniel Butterfield. .. .Class 1844 

Chaplain Francis B. Hall Class 1852 

Brigadier General John F. Hartranft. .Class 1853 
Brigadier General Philip Sidney Post. . .Class 1855 

Captain George Newman Bliss Class 1860 

Private Warren Gilman Sanborn Class 1867 



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Alumni Who Gave Up Their Lives for Their 
Country During the Civil War 



1844 — 1847 — 1849 — 1851 ■— 1852 — 1853 

Professor Elias Peissner, A.M. Colonel 1 1 9th N. Y. Vols. 
Killed at ChancellorsviUe, Va., May 2, 1863. 

1 844 Daniel McCarthy. 2nd Lieut. S8th N. Y. Vols. 

Killed at Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862. 

1847 Selah Gridley Perkins, $bk. A.B., M.D. 
Captain ]st Vermont Vols. 

Killed at Ashby's Gap, Va., September 22, 1862. 

1847 Peter E. Sickler, M.D. Surgeon &th N. Y. Cavalry. 
Died in Army Hospital, April 14, 1865. 

1849 Samuel Allen Rice, A.B. Brigadier General U. S. Vols. 

Died July 6, 1 864, of wounds received in the battle 
of Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas, April 3, 1 864. 

1851 Wm. a. Jackson, A.B. Colonel ]8th N. Y. Vols. 

Died in Hospital, November 10, 1861. 

1852 George W. Snyder, \st Lieut Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., 

and Brevet Major, U. S. A. 

Died w^hen 28 years old, November 17, 1861, from 
exposure and disease contracted at the siege of 
Charleston, S. C, 

1853 Harmon J. Bliss, A.B. Captain 72nd N. Y. Vols. 

Died June 6, 1 863, of wounds received at the battle 

of ChancellorsviUe, May 3, 1 863. 

1853 Andries Brant, Jr., C.E. Captain \50th N. Y. Vols. 
Died in hospital December 23, 1 863. 

1853 John McConihe, A.M. Colonel 169/ft A^. Y. Vols., and 
Brevet Brigadier General, U. S. Vols. 

Killed in action at Cold Harbor, Va., June 1, 1864. 




Elias Peissner, a.m. 
Professor of German and Economics. 
Colonel 1 1 9fh New York Volunteers. 

Killed at Chancellorsville. 



Alumni Who Gave Up Their Lives for Their Country During 

the Civil War 

1854 — 1855 — IS56 — 1857 

1854 Robert Orton Brown, A.B. Private U. S. Arm}}, 

Died August 30, 1 864, from wounds received in the 
battle of Franklin, Tenn. 

i854 John James Cameron, $bk, A.M. Chaplain U. S. Vols. 
Died at Yorktown, Va., May 14, 1862. 

1855 Cleaveland J. Campbell, A.B. Colonel 23d U. S. Colored 

Infantry^, and Brevet Brigadier General, U. S. Vols. 

Died June 30, 1865, from wounds received at the 
" Crater " July 30, 1 > 



1855 George Crockett Strong. Major General U. S. Vols. 

Wounded at Fort Wagner, S. C, July 18, 1863. 
Died from his wounds July 30, 1 863. 

1856 Samuel Trowant Keene, A.B. Captain 20th Maine Vols. 

Killed in battle June 22, 1864. His last words 
were, "It is well, I die for my country." 

1856 Samuel Mathews. Acting Master U. S. Navy. 
Killed in action March 22, 1 862. 

1856 Frederick Fuller Wead. Colonel 9Sih N. Y. Vols. 

Killed in action. Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864. 

1856 Harold MosBY White, A. B. Private loroa Vols. 

Died from exhaustion after the battle of Pittsburg 
Landing. He had left the hospital to take part in 
the battle. 

1857 John Q. A. Crounse, Private Wth N. Y. Independent 

Battery. 

Died at Alexandria, Va., November 13, 1864. 

1857 William Kenneth Logie, A.B. Colonel \4]st N. Y. Vols. 
Killed at Peach Tree Creek, Ga., July 20, 1864. 

1857 Samuel Sergeant Newbury, $BK, A.B. Captain \2ih U. S. 
Infantry and Brevet Major, U. S. A. ■ 

Killed at Weldon R. R., Va., August 19. 1864. 

1857 Gilbert Edwin Pratt, A.B. Lieut. Colonel 23d Mich, Vols. 
Killed April 6. 1863. 

89 



Alumni Who Cave Up Their Lives for Their Country During 

the Civil War 

1857 — 1858 — 1859 — 1860 

1 85 7 John Wilkes Wilkeson, A.B. 1 st Lieut. 1 00th N. Y. Voh. 

and Brevet Captain N. Y. Vols, in Memoriam. 

Killed at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31,1 862. 

1 85 7 Wendell Dorn Wiltsie. Captain 20th Michigan Vols. 
Killed at KnoxviUe. Tenn., Nov. 27, 1863. 

1858 William Campbell Crafts. \st Lieut. 8th N. Y. Cavalry. 

Died at Weaversville, Va., August 29, 1863. 

1858 Israel O. Foote, A.B. Sergeant 6\st N. Y. Vols. 

Died in 1864 from wounds received at Fredericks- 
burg, Va., Dec. 1 3. 1 862. 

1858 Wm. Augustus Jackson, *BK, A.B. Capt. \24th N. Y. Vols. 

Killed in action before Petersburg, June 1 8, 1 864. 

1 859 John Pawling Buckley, A.M. Captain 24th N. Y. Vols. 

Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862. 

1859 Charles Severance Farnham, A.B. 2nd Lieut, \00th 
N. Y. Vols. 

Died in Hospital at YorktowTi, Va., May 12, 1862. 

1859 James Morse Oliver, M.D. Asst. Surgeon \4th N. Y. ArC^. 
^ Died at Fort Richmond, N. Y., Nov. 10, 1863. 

1 859 Hubert Francis Peebles. Captain 32nd Iowa Vols. 
Killed in action, April 25, 1864. 

1859 Simeon Montgomery Thorp, A.B. 

Although not a soldier, on account of his Union 
sentiments, he was killed by Quantrell's Confederat" 
guerillas. 

1860 Samuel A. Fitch, $BK, A.B. Private &9th N. Y. Vols. 

Killed before Petersburg, Va., Aug. 1 3. 1 864. 

1860 Johannes Lefevre, A.B., C.E. Captain ]56th N. Y. Vols. 

Died Nov. 9, 1 864, from wounds received at Cedai 
Creek, Va.. Oct. 19. 1864. 

9« 



Alumni Who Cave Up Their Lives for Their Country During 

the Civil V/ar 

I860 ™ IS'Sl — 1862 

I860 Spencer Francis Lincoln, A.B. ]st Lieut, and Adjutant 
\26th N. Y. Vols. 

Died July 18, 1864, from wounds received before 
Petersburg, Va., June 1 6, 1 864. 

1860 Charles Israel Pleasants, A.B. Isf Lieut. ]4th U. S. 
Infantry and Brevet Captain, U. S. A. 

Killed in battle of Wilderness May 5, 1864. 

1860 Louis George Strong, A.B. Captain 5th Wisconsin Vols. 
Killed at Maryes Heights, Va., May 3, 1863. 

1860 Albert Gardner Washburn, A. B. Captain \34th N. Y. 

Vols. 

Died in camp, Falmouth, Va., Jan. 26, 1863. 

1861 Samuel Barsto¥/, $bk, A.B. Captain 64th N. Y. Vols. 

Died of fever at Fort Monroe, Va., April 20, 1862. 

1861 Edward Payson Berry. Captain 5th Ner» Jersey Vols. 
Killed at Gettysburg July 3, 1 863. 

1861 Charles H. Savage. Captain \3th N. Y. Vols. 

Killed at Manassas, Va., Aug. 30, 1 862. 

1861 John Scott. 2nd Lieut. ]6th N. Y. Heav^j Artillery. 

Died at Fort Fisher, N. C, Feb. 19, 1865. 

1862 Michael H. Barckley, A.B. ]st Lieut. 7th N. Y. Heavy 

Artillery. 

Killed at Cold Harbor, Va., June 5, 1864. 

1862 Abel Rathbone Corbin, A.B. Corporal 1 ]4th N. Y. Vols. 
Died June 3, 1863, from wounds received at Port 
Hudson, La., May 27, 1863. 

1862 Richard Esselstyne. 2nd Lieut. 25th N. Y. Vols. 

Died in Richmond, Va., May 31, 1862, of wounds 
received May 27, 1862. 

1862 David Gebhart, ^BK, A.B. Major Penn. Vols. 

Killed in Wilderness battle May 6, 1 864. 

91 



Alumni Who Gave Up Their Lives for Their Countr^^ During 

the Civil V/ar 

1862 — 1863 

1862 Henry Blair Graham. Private ]77th N. Y. Vols. 
Died at Morris Island, S. C, May, 1864. 

1862 Joseph McConnell. ]st Lieut ]8th U. S. Injantry and 
Brevet Captain, U. S. A. 

Died Jan. 14, 1863, of wounds received at Mur- 
freesboro, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1862. 

1862 Henry W. Nichols. ]st Lieut. 7th Mass. Vols. 

Killed at Spottsylvania C. H., May 12, 1864. 

1862 William Henry Roshong, A.B. Private \st Conn. Cava/ri;. 

A prisoner of war from June 29, 1 864, to Feb. 26, 
1 865. He died on his way home. 

1 863 Daniel Bosworth. Private 48ih N. Y. Vols. 

Killed at Fort Wagner, S. C, July 18. 1863. 

1863 Arnold Brown. Private \47th N. Y. Vols. 

Killed in Wilderness battle May 5, 1864. 

1 863 Angus Cameron, Jr. 1 st Lieut. 1 2 1 si TV. Y. Vols. 

Died of fever at Bakersfield, Md., Nov. 9, 1862. 

1863 John Jordan Holloway. \st Lieut. 8th Kentuck)^ Cavalry. 
Died of fever at Russelville, Ky., Sept. 27, 1863. 

1863 William Hutton, Jr. Private \23d N. Y. Vols. 

Died July 22, 1 864, of wounds received at Peach 
Tree Creek, Ga., July 20, 1864. 

1863 Alva Reynolds Jordan. 2nd Lieut. 69th Illinois Vols. 
Died from wounds received at Pittsburg Landing. 

1863 Henry Remsen Schwerin, Captain ]]9ih N. Y. Vols. 

Died May 6, 1863, of wounds received at the 
battle of Chancellorsville, May 2, 1 863. 

1 863 Leander Willis. 1 st Lieut. 78th U. S. Colored Infantr}). 

Died Nov. 20, 1864, of disease contracted at Port 
Hudson, La. 

92 



Alumni Who Cave Up Their Lives for Their Country During 

the Civil War 

1864 

1864 Sidney Thompson Cornell. Corporal ]]5th N. Y. Vols. 

Died in enemy's hands from wounds received at 
Olustee, Florida. 



James Ostrom Liebenau. Private 1 77th N. Y. Vols. 

Died at Port Hudson, La., Aug. 18, 1863. 



1 864 Marvin Waite. 1 st Lieut. 8th Conn. Vols. 
Killed at Antietam Sept. 1 7, 1 862. 



CASUALTIES BY CLASSES 



KILLED IN BATTLE OR DIED IN HOSPITAL 



Class. 

Professor 

Class 1 844 


Union. 

1 

1 
2 

1 

1 

1 
3 
2 
2 
4 
6 
3 
5 
6 
4 
8 
8 
3 


Confederate 


Class 1847 

Class 1 849 




Class 1 85 1 




Class 1 852 




Class 1853 

Class 1 854 




Class 1855 

Class 1856 

Class 1857 

Class 1 858 

Class 1859 




Class 1 860 




Class 1861 


2 


Class 1 862 

Class 1 863 




Class 1864 








Confederates killed. . . 


61 
6 


6 


Total killed 


67 




93 





Union College Alumni in the Civil War 



The several Classes were represented as follows ; 



Class. 

Faculty . . . 
1813 


Union. 

1 

2 


Con- 
fed- 
erate. 

2 
2 


Class. 

1848 .... 

1 849 


Union. 

7 

16 


Con- 
fed- 
erate 

1 


1821 


1 


1850 .... 

1 85 1 


14 

9 


1 


1822 


1 


4 


1826 


1 


1 852 


15 


4 


1827 


2 


1853 


18 


1 


1828 




1854 .... 

1855 .... 

1856 .... 
1857 


9 

14 

22 

28 


5 


1829 .... 
1 830 


3 

1 


1 


1831 


4 


1 


1832 .... 

1834 .... 

1835 


.... 3 
.... 7 
3 


1858 .... 

1859 .... 

1860 .... 

1861 .... 
1862 


30 

22 

50 

38 

43 


3 
2 
2 


1836 


7 


4 


1837 


1 
6 


4 


1838 


1863 .... 
1 864 


36 

27 




1839 


3 


2 


1840 


8 


1865 .... 
1866 


14 

4 




1841 


5 




1 842 


6 


1867 


9 




1843 


4 


1868 .... 
1869 


1 

2 




1844 


9 




1845 


5 


1870 


5 




1847 


4 


Totals 






1 846 


.... 2 


577 


4f, 



94 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

Alumni of Union G)llege who served in the Civil War were of following 
full rank at close of their services, viz. : 

In the Union Army. 

Major Generals 4 

Brigadier Generals 10 

Colonels 40 

Lieut. Colonels 22 

Majors 28 

Captains 1 04 

1st Lieuts 59 

2d Lieuts 27 

Sergeant Majors 7 

Non-commissioned 20 

Privates 71 

Paymasters 7 

Chaplains 43 

Surgeons 27 

Asst. Surgeons 30 



Total in the Union Army 499 



Those who served in the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps were as follows: 

Captain I 

Commander 1 

Lieut. Commanders 2 

Surgeons 5 

Signal Officer 1 

Chaplain 1 

Paymasters 2 

Acting Master I 

Ensigns 3 

Engineers 4 

Purser 1 

Hospital Steward 1 

23 

9S 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

OiF Alumni known to have served in the Confederate Army there were: 

Brigadier Generals 3 

Colonels 4 

Lieut. Colonel 1 

Majors 9 

Captains 16 

1st Lieuts 3 

Surgeons 2 

Chaplains 2 

Rank Unknown 5 

' Sergeant 1 

Total in the Confederate Array. . . 46 



The Total in All Services. 

Union Army 499 

Union Navy and Marine Corps 23 

Total in Union Service 522 

Confederate Service 46 

Total in All Services 568 



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ALPHABETICAL PAGE INDEX 



PAGE 

Adair, Alexander 32 

Allen, William 14 

Allis, James Ashbel 78 

Anderson, Andrew 32 

Andrews, James Madison 84 

Andrews, John Tuttle 78 

Archer, Thomas 52 

Archibald, James 52 

Arthur, Chester Alan 18 

Austin, Charles Seymour 72 

Babcock, Chas. Heroine 66 

Backus, Clarence W 86 

Bailey, Eli Stillman 19 

Bailey, John M 60 

Baker, George W 66 

Baker, William Rufus 22 

Ballentine, Charles Mills 82 

Barckley, Michael H 66-91 

Bard, William Penn 72 

Barnes, John Andrew 60 

Barstow, Samuel 60-91 

Bartlett, Edward Otis 47 

Bates, Ellsworth N 28 

Beal, William H., Jr 84 

Beall, Samuel Wooten 6 

Beardsley, Samuel R 9 

Becker, Edwin Clay 23 

Becker, Gilbert W 22 

Belknap, Charles 85 

Berry, Edward Payson 60-91 

Berthoud, Alexander P 14 

Berthoud, Edward Louis 19 

Bigelow, John 4 

Bigelow, William H 42 

Billings, Henry 52 

Birch, Seymour 85 

Bird, William A 20 

Bishop, Linus D 22 

Black, Richard Wiggin 52 

Blair, Austin 4 

Blakely, Adoniram Judson.... 47 

Bliss, George Newman 52-87 

Bliss, Harmon J 28-88 

Bliss, Moses Hawks 38 

Blodgett, Gaius M 8 

Bockee, Abraham, Jr. ....... . 53 

97 



PACa 

Bockee, Jacob 9 

Booth, Dewitt C 24 

Bosworth, Daniel 72-93 

Bouck, Gabriel 18 

Bowie, Thomas F 3a 

Boyd, William Thomas 78 

Bradley, John Stone 78 

Brandon, William Ratliffe 3? 

Brant, Andries, Jr 28-88 

Brayton, Milton S 78 

Breese, Samuel Livingston... 5 
Bridewell, Lemuel Owens.... 24 

Bridges, Lucius Leverett 6q 

Bringhurst, Robert W 66 

Brooks, Thomas B 4a 

Brown, Arnold 72-92 

Brown, Cyrus Sumner 11 

Brown, George Frederick 82 

Brown, Horatio D 32 

Brown, Jay Cady 66 

Brown, Robert Orton 31-89 

Brown, William Ripley 66 

Buckland, Latham L 60 

Buckley, John Pawling 47-90 

Buell, Clarence 20 

Burghardt, Peter H 12 

Burt, James 31 

Burt, Silas Wright 20 

Bush, Richard James 78 

Butler, John 66 

Butterfield, Daniel 20-87 

Calkins, James F 12 

Callahan, Henry 9 

Cameron, Angus, Jr 72-93 

Cameron, John James 31-89 

Camp, George H 9 

Campbell, Cleaveland J 33-89 

Campbell, Douglas 53 

Campbell, Duncan 13 

Carpenter, Seymour D 6(5 

Carter, Charles Morehouse 6(5 

Carter, John Hubbell 47 

Carter, Lucian E 47 

Carter, Robert 53 

Chadsey, Arthur E 82 

Champion, Job Hiram 25 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 



PAGE 

Chandler, George 6 

Chase, Edward Henry 33 

Chase, Francis T 25 

Cheeseman, Nathaniel S 34 

Clark, George Putnam 38 

Clarke, Samuel Warren 66 

Clarke, William James 48 

Clyde, James Dorr 79 

Cochrane, Frederick 38 

Cochrane, John 7 

Codwise, Geo. W 5 

Coe, John S 61 

Colbert, Holmes 28 

Coleman, William Alex 38 

Collins, Francis 48 

Conrad, Joseph Speed 28 

Cook, James C 28 

Cook, John Darwin S 48 

Cook, Joseph Swift 28 

Copp, Henry N 67 

Cooper, Edward 11 

Corbett, Wm. Clarence 72 

Corbin, Abel Rathbone 67-gi 

Cornell, Sidney Thompson. . .79-93 

Cornforth, Columbus 34 

Cowen, Sidney J 85 

Cowles, John Proctor 42 

Crafts, Alfred P 24 

Crafts, William Campbell. .. .42-90 

Craig, Joseph M 31 

Crary, Henry Augustine 79 

Crewps, Thomas W. B 24 

Crocker, James W 24 

Cj-ounse, John Q. A 38-39 

Cullen, Henry James, Jr 53 

Curtis, Ira Rozel 53 

Curtis, Oscar H 43 

Gushing, Henry K 19 

Danforth, George Erskine 11 

Dauchy, George K 19 

Davies, John William 43 

Davis, Arthur H 61 

Davis, Alson C 35 

De Costa, Geo. Washington... 48 

Delavan, John Savage 67 

Deuel, Edward Valencourt.. . . 61 

Dix, Charles Temple 43 

Dobbin, James S 19 

Donnan, William G 35 



PAGE 

Drake, Nelson S 25 

Duane, Henry 43 

Duane, James C 15 

Duryea, Isaac G 10 

Eacker, William E 13 

Easson, Henry 86 

Edwards, Nathaniel Marsh... 48 

Edwards, Theophilus 48 

Enders, Jacob Henry 43 

Esselstyne, Richard 67-91 

Fairbanks, Geo. R 11 

Fairbanks, Samuel lO 

Faison, Julien Paydras 18 

Farley, Porter 61 

Farnham, Chas. Severance 49-90 

Fay, Thomas M 53 

Fearey, Thomas Healey 73 

Feather, Augustus G 33 

Fennell, Nicholas H 25 

Ferguson, John C 24 

Fessenden, Anson Darwin.... 79 

Fillmore, Isaac 12 

Fisher, James Watson 79 

Fitch, Samuel Almiron 53-90 

Foot, Alfred 67 

Foote, Israel Otis 43-90 

Forman, Ferris 8 

Fowler, Archibald Campbell.. 53 

Fowler, David E 9 

Fox, Charles James 61 

Fox, William F 53 

Franklin, Morris J 33 

Frohoch, William T 49 

Frothingham, Edward 73 

Fuller, James 8 

Furbeck, Peter Rensselaer.... 31 

Furness, William 25 

Gebhard, David 67-91 

George, John Richard 61 

Gibbs, George Clinton, Jr 73 

Gibson, Edwin OIney 67 

Giflfen, Daniel Spofford 61 

Gilchrist, Alexander, Jr 49 

Gillett, Chas. W 61 

Gillette, James Fidelyou 38 

Gillette, Walter Robarts 62 

Gleason, Samuel Harvey 79 

Gleed, Philip King 49 

Gordon, Hiram James 43 



98 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 



PAGE 

Gorton, Cyrus Lorenzo 31 

Goss, Simons S 17 

Graham, Henry 83 

Graham, Henry Blair 68-92 

Grant, Frank Holt 68 

Green, Andrew Heatley 21 

Green, William 54 

Gregory, James Fingal 73 

Groot, Cornelius Abram 68 

Hall, Francis B 26-87 

Hall, Theodore Francis 22 

Halleck, Henry Wager 10 

Hamilton, Frank H., Jr 54 

Hamilton, Frank Hastings 7 

Hamilton, Frank Hastings, Jr. 62 

Hamilton, Lewis 8 

Hamilton, Theodore B 6 

Hamlin, Solyman G 62 

Hanna, Howard Melville 54 

Harder, Dennis R 26 

Harrington, George Clinton... 49 

Harris, Ira 4 

Hartranft, John Frederick. . .28-87 

Hartwell, Samuel N 24 

Hatheway, Samuel Gilbert, Jr. 7 

Hazleton, John Frank 68 

Heagle, David 49 

Henry, John Scoggin 54 

Heritage, Lemuel Tomlinson. . 43 

Heysinger, lasac Winter 74 

Heywood, Albert 79 

Hillyer, William Silliman 21 

Hitchcock, Oscar B 26 

Hodge, Chester P 68 

Holland, Hosmer P 54 

Hollaway, John Jordan 74-9^ 

Hollaway, Peter Smith 68 

HoUoway, Wm. Starling 74 

Holmes, Newland, Jr 62 

Horner, Edward H 26 

Horton, Stephen Smith 54 

Hosmer, Addison Augustus 39 

Houck, Peter E 54 

Hough, Franklin B 14 

Hough, Lewis Sylvester 13 

Howard, Jacob Merritt, Jr 80 

Howe, Samuel Burnett 68 

Hubbard, John King 62 

Huested, Sylvanus B 62 

Hutchinson, John Bennett.... 55 

Hutton, Wm., Jr 74-92 



PAGE 

Ingersoll, Stephen H 29 

Ingham, George Trenchard... 55 

Jackson, Allan Hyret 29 

Jackson, Wm. Ayrault 24-88 

Jackson, Wm. Augustus 44-90 

Johnson, Nathan J 15 

Johnson, Robert Talafree 26 

Jones, James D 17 

Jones, Russell Morgan, Jr 55 

Jordan, Alva Rej^nolds 74-9-2 

Joslin, Chauncey C 8 

Joslin, James T 68 

Keene, Samuel Trowant 35-89 

Keim, Henry May 62 

Kelly, Archibald 80 

Kendrick, Frederick Monroe H. 50 

Kidd, Robert Shepard 62 

Kidder, Clarence Porter 74 

King, Henry L 17 

King, Preston 4 

King, Rufus 13 

Kinyoun, John H 26 

Knight, Napoleon B S5 

Knowles, James Foster 74 

Lambson, John Reed 44 

Langdon, Byron Wm 63 

Lapham, Levi Arnold 68 

Lawton, George W 35 

Lea, James Henry 84 

Lee, Albert Lindley 29 

Lef eyre, Johannes 55-90 

Lefevre, Peter Andrew 63 

Lewis, Chas. Fredrick 80 

Lidell, John A 17 

Liebenau, James Ostrom 80-93 

Lincoln, Spencer Francis 55-91 

Lindsay, Jeduthan H., Jr 69 

Lindsley, Thales 12 

Linn, John Blair 26 

Little, David 33 

Little, George Nash 56 

Littlefield, Calvin 17 

Livingston, Louis 16 

Logic, Wm. Kenneth 39-89 

Longaker, Abraham B 22 

Losee, Harvey S 31 

Lovell, Henry R 39 

Ludlow, Nicoll 69 

Lyman, Wm 6 

Lynn, William Barr 83 



99 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 



PAGE 

Lyon, James 63 

Malaney, Edwin 75 

Mann, Benjamin Houston.... 56 

Mann, Daniel Stewart 39 

Maples, William Edward 86 

Markell, Henry 22 

Martin, Charles 12 

Martin, Bradley 75 

Martindale, Edward 10 

Martindale, Francis E 23 

Marvin, Hiram Leonard 63 

Mathews, Samuel 35-89 

Mattison, Hamilton Allen 56 

Maxwell, Edward James 80 

Meigs, George Duffield 83 

Meredith, William T 50 

Merriam, William Henry 26 

Mickle, Wm. H 83 

Miller, Warner 56 

Mitchell, Andrew Barclay 63 

Mitchell, Lebbeus Horatio.... 44 

Moon, Clinton A 30 

Moore, Jacob 23 

Morey, Alexander B 35 

Morey, James G 19 

Morgan, David Starrett 63 

Morgan, Robert Chafifee 13 

Morrill, David T 21 

Morris, T. Dwight 10 

Muenscher, Emory Washburn. 36 

Munger, Henry Elias 75 

Murdock, Alex. Vernon 17 

Murray, Wm. Middlemast 8t 

McCarthy, Daniel 16-88 

McConihe, John 29-88 

McConihe, Samuel 35 

McConnell, Joseph 69-92 

McCormack, Zuinglius K 86 

McDonald, Jonathan Robeson. 17 

McFarland, Allan 20 

Mclntyre, Archibald 80 

McRee, George Randolph 44 

McKenzie, Gerard Lathrop... 44 

McKie, James S 17 

McKim, John W 16 

McLaren, Donald 30 

McLaren, Robert Neil 26 

McLaury, William Piatt 86 

McLeod, Theodorus 83 



PAGE 

Nelson, Alex. B 69 

Newbury, Samuel Sergeant. . .39-89 

Nichols, Henry W 69-92 

Nichols, James 9 

Nicoll, August White 50 

Noetling, Wm., Jr 39 

Northrop, Henry H 8 

Norton, Levi W 14 

Nott, Chas. C 19 

Noyes, Frank Gardner 30 

Noyes, George Henry 31 

Odell, Chas. Henry 69 

Oliver, James Morse 50-90 

Olmsted, Lemuel G 8 

O'Neill, John B. G 69 

Ottman, Norman 23 

Owen, Pascal Harrison 50 

Paddock, Wm. H. P 12 

Page, Sherman 44 

Paine, John Loveys 56 

Paine, Robert T 44 

Parker, Livingston G 11 

Parmenter, Jerome Bonaparte. 39 

Parsons, Henry 64 

Parsons, David Elkins 63 

Patterson, James Franklin.... 56 

Payne, Robert 83 

Peake, Cyrus Augustus 86 

Pearce, Chas. Edward 75 

Pearse, Jacob L 21 

Pease, Charles Elliott 36 

Peck, Campell K 33 

Peebles, Hubert Francis So-90 

Peissner, Elias 5-88 

Perkins, Selah Gridley 18-88 

Perry, Robert Charles 40 

Peterson, Elhanan Van Lew.. 44 

Phelps, Egbert 36 

Phelps, Hiram Edgar 75 

Pierce, Edgar Woodard 56 

Picot, Julian H 27 

Pitt, Wm. H 56 

Pleasants, Chas. Israel 57-91 

Pomeroy, George Allen 40 

Pomeroy, Henry 14 

Post, Philip Sidney 33-87 

Potter, Robert Barnwell 21 

Potts, Alex. Dunbar 86 

Potts, James Franklin 75 



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Union College Alumni in the Civil War 



PAGE 

Powers, Ridgley Ceylon 70 

Pratt, Gilbert Edwin 40-89 

Pratt, Smith 76 

Prendergast, Henry A 13 

Prentiss, Samuel Frederick 81 

Price, Abram Detweiler 45 

Printup, Daniel S 17 

Proudfit, John W 5 

Pruyn, Peter Van S 57 

Rae, Thomas Whiteside 57 

Randolph, Henry Clay 76 

Rank, David Pansier 85 

Rathbone, Albert 64 

Rathbone, Henry Reed 40 

Read, Samuel Tyler 57 

Reagles, James 50 

Reilly, James 21 

Remington, Jeremiah B 64 

Rexford, Willie Mangum 57 

Reynolds, Dexter 19 

Reynolds, John D 50 

Reynolds, Jefferson 23 

Reynolds, Silas Edgar 64 

Rice, Americus V 57 

Rice, John Virtue 32 

Rice, Samuel Allen 21-88 

Richards, Samuel T 16 

Rhoades, Archibald Craig 36 

Ripley, Chas. Henry 83 

Ripley, Edward Hastings 70 

Roberts, Isaac Ellmark 76 

Roberts, John 51 

Robinson, George 64 

Robinson, George L 13 

Robinson, James Henry 81 

Robinson, Rodman H 14 

Rogers, James Clarence 58 

Ronan, Edward D 85 

Roshnong, Wm. Henry 70-92 

Roy, Pierre Antoine 16 

Rowley, Charles N 7 

Russell, Cornelius L 8 

Russell, Edwin 84 

Russell, Solomon Wright 76 

Sanborn, Warren Gilman 85-87 

Savage, Chas. H 64-91 

Sawyer, George Frederick 76 

Sceva, Benj. F 58 

Schemerhorn, Bernard F 12 

Schemerhorn, Eliphalet Nott.. 58 



PAGE 

Schuyler, Montgomery 8 

Schwerin, Henry Remsen 76-92 

Scofield, Hiram 30 

Scott, John 65-91 

Scoville, Fredrick 45 

Seaver, Thomas Orville 51 

Seibert, James Jacob 40 

Seney, Joshua Robert 58 

Seward, James Lawrence 81 

Seward, Samuel Swayze 51 

Seward, Wm. H 4 

Seymour, Ova Hoyt 25 

Shaw, Chas. Pierre 45 

Shepard, Henry Harrison 77 

Sickler, Peter E 18-88 

Simplot, Alexander 45 

Sinnickson, Clement H 34 

Smalley, Eugene Allen 70 

Smart, James Stevenson 71 

Smedes, Chas. E 13 

Smith, Alfred B 25 

Smith, Andrew Heermance 45 

Smith, Edward Chester 85 

Smith, Edward Wells 51 

Smith, Edwin F 71 

Smith, Henry Louis 58 

Smith, Jesse C 8 

Smith, Robert Bruce 71 

Snyder, Geo. W 27-88 

Snow, Norman Leslie 51 

Sprague, Chas. E 59 

Stark, John McKie 22 

Starkweather, John Converse.. 23 

Steele, Thomas 30 

Stephens, William John 59 

Stewart, Geo. Mixton 77 

Stewart, Walter Montieth 81 

Stewart, Wm. H 13 

Stone, Roy 36 

Strong, George Crockett 34-89 

Strong, Louis George 59-91 

Styer, Chas 71 

Sypher, Josiah Rinehart 45 

Talcott, Harvey Doolittle 84 

Tavenner, John Valentine 81 

Taylor, Alfred 11 

Taylor, Edward Payson 77 

Taylor, Warren 11 

Ten Eyck, Anthony 7 



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Terry, Ira Cole 65 

Thayer, Benjamin F 37 

Thompson, Chas. Edwin 45 

Thompson, Edward Davis 34 

Thompson, William 45 

Thorburn, Alex. McAllister 40 

Thorp, Simeon Montgomery . .51-90 

Thorp, Thomas Jones 65 

Thurber, Daniel Darragh 77 

Tibbits, Wm. Badger 52 

Tice, Lewis I9 

Tice, Wm. W 34 

Tillinghast, Chas. Henry 81 

Toombs, Robert 6 

Tower, Gideon David 84 

Townsend, Frederick 16 

Townsend, Robert 11 

Tulleys, Lysander W 59 

Tully, David 18 

Tupper, Horace J. S 40 

Tuttle, Sidney 82 

Tryon, James Ruf us 46 

Vail, James H 25 

Vaill, Theodore Frelinghuysen. 46 

Valentine, P. G 32 

Vaughan, Francis Terry 82 

Van Buren, Thomas B 14 

Van Brunt, Ralph 30 

Van Dyck, Vedder 84 

Van Ingen, James L 12 

Van Ingen, John V 6 

Van Inwegen, Cornelius Cole. 84 

Van Name, John 32 

Van Ness, Archibald L 85 

Van Nest, Peter S 11 

Van Santvoord, Cornelius .... 9 

Van Voast, Gerrit W 41 

Van Voast, James 23-27 

Van Winkle, Edgar Beach 59 

Vedder, Maus Rosa 37 

Vedder, Rodney Stiles 71 

Voorhees, James 37 

Waite, Marvin 82-93 

Walker, Alexander 65 

Wallace, R. Howard 23 

Wands, James B. Wayne 84 

Ward, Ferdinand De W 7 



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Warner, Chas. K 77 

Washburn, Albert Gardner 59-91 

Waterbury, Homer Strong.... 77 

Wead, Frederick Fuller 37-89 

Webster, Harrison E 71 

Weems, Nathaniel C 65 

Welsh, John Collins 60 

Wellington, David Gerry 71 

Werth, John Edabuel 52 

Westinghouse, Geo 85 

Westlake, James Willis 41 

Wheeler, Andrew Apollus 46 

Wheeler, Lewis James 41 

Wheeler, Samuel Jordan 7 

White, Harold Mosby 37-89 

Whiting, De Garmo J 27 

Whiton, Henry B 23 

Whitridge, Alonzo Claudius... 46 

Whitridge, Gustavus R 23 

Wilcox, Timothy E 65 

Wilder, John 37 

Wilkeson, John Wilkes 41-90 

Wilkie, Franc Byron 41 

Williams, Alfred Augustus 46 

Willis, Benjamin A 65 

Willis, Leander 77-92 

Wilson, Jacob 25 

Wilson, James W 22 

Wilson, John Milton 71 

Wilson, Samuel W 10 

Wiltsie, Wendell Dorn 41-90 

Wisner, Henry G 46 

Witherspoon, James Lafayette.. 16 

Wood, James 14 

Wood, Wales Wallace 41 

Wood, William 37 

Woodcock, Albert 30 

Woodward, John Hills 8 

Woodworth, Malcolm W 32 

Wright, Benj. F 72 

Wright, Wm. J 42 

Wyman, Chas. T 38 

Yates, Austin A 32 

Yates, Chas 7 

Yates, John B 27 

Young, John D 72 

Young, John J 5 



Union College Alumni in the Civil War 

INSERT. JUNE. 1916 

1837 Samuel Wilkeson, *bk, A.B. 

Was a famous N. Y. Tribune War Correspondent. His 
eldest son. Bayard Wilkeson, Lieut. 4th U. S. Artillery, 
was killed at Gettysburg. He was the uncle of Capt. J. W. 
Wilkeson '57 and Colonel Samuel H. Wilkeson '59. 

1 852 Silas B. Brownell, *bk, A.M., LL.D. 

Private 7th N. Y. N. G.. April 19, 1861. 

Served 1 00 days with his regiment near Washington, D. C. 

1854 Frank Phelps, A.B. 

Was in the Quartermaster's Dept. U. S. A. during most of 
the war as Aide to Col. Thomas B. Hunt, Qm. U. S. A. 

1855 Joseph L. Clarke, $BK, A.B. 

Enlisted in 1861. 

Died at Yorktown, Va., May 14, 1862. 

1858 Erastus De Witt Benedict. 

Private 7th N. Y. N. G., April 23, 1861. 

Mustered out with his Company, June 3, 1861. 

2nd Lieut. 1 1th N. Y. Cavalry, March 14, 1862. 

1st Lieut, and Adjutant N. Y. Cavalry, Sept. 22, 1862. 

Captain 1 1th N. Y. Cavalry, Oct. 30, 1862. 

Major 4th U. S. Cavalry, Dec. 4, 1 864. 

In 1865 he was Judge Advocate of the Federal Provost 

Court in Louisiana. 

Mustered out with his Regiment, March 20, 1 866. 

Died, Sept. 19, 1915. 

1859 Samuel Henry Wilkeson. 

Age 24. Enrolled in 2 1 st N. Y. Vols., April, 1 861 . 

1st Lieut. 21st N. Y. Vols., May 1, 1861. 

Mustered out with Regiment, Jan., 1862. 

Captain 1 1th N. Y. Cavalry, Feb. 22. 1862. 

Major, June 24, 1 862. 

Lieut. Colonel, Dec. 24, 1862. 

Colonel, April 3, 1865. 

Mustered out with Regiment, March 27, 1865. 

Died in Buffalo, January 12, 1915. 

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1 860 Warner Lewis, Jr. 

Though he was a native of Iowa, his father was from Vir- 
ginia. Lewis left college before graduation and went 
south. He was Lieut, in Major General Cleburn's Division, 
C. S. A., during the war. He died in Tennessee over 
twenty years ago. 

1862 Henry Blain Graham (corrected record). 

First Sergeant 127th N. Y. Vols., Oct., 1862. 

Died of brain fever at Morris Island, S. C, May 5, 1864. 

1 870 Arch. Lybolt, A.B., M.D. 

Private 9th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, Dec. 20, 1 863. 
Taken prisoner at the Battle of Monocacy, Md., July 9, 
1 864, and was a physical wreck when released nearly seven 
months afterwards. Returned to his Regiment, and after 
Lee's surrender was detailed to the Freedman's bureau to 
organize negro schools in Virginia. 
Mustered out, Oct. 10, 1865. 

1875 Truman Weed, <E>BK, A.M. 

Private 48th N. Y. Vols., Aug., 1 861 . 
Orderly Sergeant 48th N. Y. Vols. 
Served a few weeks over three years. 
Mustered out about Oct. 1, 1864. 

These additions change the totals as follows: 

In the Union Army the increases are of Colonels, to 41 ; Majors, to 29; 
Non-commissioned, to 22; Privates, to 73. In the Confederate Army of 
Lieutenants, to 4. And the grand totals become: 

Total in the Union service 530 

Total in the Confederate service 47 

Total in all services 577 

Thomas H. Fearey, '63, 

Canandaigua, N. Y. 

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