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Biographies of 62nd NYSV Soldiers

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Information on this page is drawn from the research of our members; William Lincoln, John Tierney and Dee Sanders. Further information has been supplied by descendants and families of veterans. Basic information has been obtained from the CWSS System and John Tierney's unpublished 2006 Roster of the 62nd NYSV. This list also incorporates Dee Sanders' 62nd NYSV Infantry - Co. F. Biography Project.

Soldiers are added to this list when extra biographical data is found, beyond the basic information of service dates and promotions. 

I have used the CWSS Index Cards as a guide to the surnames. Where surnames have been corrected by family members or other sources, I have used these corrected names instead. I have listed alternatives names that appear in relation to the Veterans as an aid to others researching these men.

ACKERMAN., William. Co. A & F. Captain

William ACKERMAN was born in Germany about 1832 and came to New York City around 1850. In 1855 William married Mary Jane Fallon, daughter of James Fallon and Catherine Dougherty, and the couple had 5 children before William enlisted in 1861. When William was discharged in 1864 he returned to NY to father 7 more children with Mary. William enlisted as a Private on 27th April 1861 at the age of 28. He was mustered into Company F on 3 July 1861. William was promoted to Lieutenant 1st Class in Company K on 24th September 1861, effective 25 October 1861. William was promoted to Full Captain of Company A on 22nd May 1862 effective 30 May 1862. He was wounded on 1st June 1862 at Fair Oaks, VA. He was again wounded on 4th May 1863 at Fredericksburg, VA. Mustered out on 29 June 1864 in Petersburg, VA. Wounded twice during the war, William ACKERMAN was one of the first to enlist in the 62nd. He appears to have served Company A as its captain for most of the war. William was a carpenter by trade and practiced the trade throughout his life. William died 3 April 1899 in New York City. He was buried 9 April 1899 at Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, Queens, NY.

Additional biographical information supplied by William Ackerman's great-great grandson, Frank McCullough of California.

ANDREWS., James. Co. F & H. Private.

James ANDREWS enlisted as a Private on 30th June 1861 at the age of 36 in Company F. He was transferred on 3rd July 1861 from Company F to Company H. Andrew died of disease on 18th February 1863 at White Oak Church, VA.

ARNDT., Otto Max. Co. F. Private

Otto Max ARNDT enlisted as a Private on 22nd February 1865 at the age of 20 in Company F. He deserted Company F on 4th July 1865 at Fort Schuyler, NY Harbour.

BARRIE Jnr., Francis. Co. H, F & E. Corporal.

Francis BARRIE Jnr enlisted as a Private on 30th June 1861 at the age of 19 in Company H. At some point in his service he was transferred to Company F and he also served in Company E. He reenlisted in Company H on 1st January 1864. Francis was wounded on 6th May 1864 at the Wilderness, VA. He was promoted to Corporal on 1st September 1864. Francis BARRIE Jnr mustered out of Company H on 30th August 1865 at Fort Schuyler, NY Harbour.

BATES., James A. G. Co. F. Private


James BATES enlisted as a Private on 20th May 1861 at the age of 19. He enlisted in Company F on 31 August 1861. Records show he reenlisted in Company F on 5 February 1864. James was killed on 5th May 1864 at the Wilderness, VA.

BENNETT., John. Co. F & H. Private


John BENNETT enlisted as a Private on 30 June 1861 at the age of 19 in Company F. He was transfered on 3rd July 1861 from Company F to Company H. He reenlisted in Company F on 1st March 1864 and deserted the regiment on 19th April 1864.

BENSON, Theodore. Co. F. Private 


Theodore BENSON enlisted as a Corporal on 8th June 1861 at the age of 39. He enlisted in Company F on 3rd July 1861. Thoedore was demoted to Private on 1 October 1861. He died of disease on 27th June 1862 at Washington, DC.

BERCH., Jacob. Co. F. Corporal

 
Jacob BERCH enlisted as a Private on 27th June 1861 at the age of 22. He enlisted in Company F on 3rd July 1861. Jacob was wounded on 3rd May 1863 at Fredericksburg, VA. He mustered out as Full Corporal on 29 June 1864 at Fort Schuyler, NY Harbour. Alternate names; Jacob BAACH, Jacob BACH.

BERLINER., Solomon. Co. K. Private

Solomon Berliner mustered in as a Private and mustered out as a Private. His “Obituary Notes” in The New York Times (Thursday 19 September 1918, p. 13) reads;           

“SOLOMON BERLINER, a veteran of the civil war and at one time connected with the police force in the Phillipines, died on Tuesday. During the war he was a member of the Anderson Zouaves of the 62d New York Volunteers.”           

He is buried at Cypress Hill National Cemetery in Brooklyn NY, plot no. 7814.

BLITZ., William. Co. F & H. Corporal


William BLITZ enlisted as a Private on 30 June 1861 at the age of 21 in Company F. He was transfered on 3rd July 1861 from Company F to Company H. William deserted the regiment on 7th October 1861 at Tennallytown, MD.

BROCKHOUSEUR, Otto. Co. F. Corporal

 
Otto BROCKHOUSER enlisted as a Private on 30 June 1861 at the age of 21. He enlisted in Company F on 3 July 1861. He reenlisted in Company F on 1 January 1864. He was promoted to Corporal on 30th June 1864. Otto mustered out of Company F on 30th August 1865 at Fort Schuyler, NY Harbour.

CARBERRY., Thomas. Co. F & G. Corporal 

Thomas CARBERRY enlisted as a Corporal on 4th May 1861 at the age of 23. He enlisted in Company F on 3rd July 1861 and seemingly transferred the same day from Company F to Company G! Thomas was demoted the next day to Private. He was wounded on 5th May 1864 at The Wilderness, VA. He was mustered out of Company F on 19th June 1864 at Petersburg, VA. Note: Thomas CARBERRY seems to have been transferred back to Company F sometime between 4 July 1861 and 19 June 1864.

CHAPMAN., Austin S. Co. A. Private.

Austin Chapman enlisted as a Private in Co. A. He was killed in action, age 19, at Salem Church Road.

Additional information supplied by Howard Beaudet (Phoenix AZ, USA), a descendant of Austin Chapman's sister.

COLEMAN., Hugh F. Co. H. Sergeant.

Hugh F. Coleman began service with the 62nd NY as a Private and mustered out with the rank of Sergeant. He died on the 27th April, 1906 and is buried in San Francisco National Cemetery, Plot: 1016d.

References:
Tierney, J. (2006). Roster of the 62nd NYSV Anderson Zouaves. Unpublished.

http://www.interment.net/data/us/ca/sanfran/sfnat/ san_fran_colcop.htm

CLARKSON., Edmond (Edmund). Co. A & US Signal Corps. Private.

Edmond (Edmund) Clarkson served as a Private in Co. A., 62nd NYSV. He transferred to the US Signal Corps at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. in March, 1863 and continued to serve in the Army of the Potomac. His postwar address is recorded as 115 Broadway, New York City N.Y.

References:
Tierney, J. (2006). Roster of the 62nd NYSV Anderson Zouaves. Unpublished.

http://scard.buffnet.net/brown/brownrosteraf.html

CUMMINGS., John. Co. H. First Lieutenant.

The Hartford Daily Courant (18 May 1864 p.2) states that; 

“First Lieut. John Cummings, Co. H, Sixty-second New York Volunteers, one of the skedaddling officers from the front, has been arrested and sent to the Old Capital Prison. Some thirty or forty have been sent there within the last three or four days. They will all be cout-martialed.”

            This may be the same individual that appears in the CWSS data and in John Tierney’s Roster as Second Lieutenant John T. Cuming (Cumming), Co. D. 

Further Reference:

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/courant/

DEAN., James. Co. F. Private


Born c. 1842, James Dean served as a Private in Co. F. James deserted the Regiment in early September 1861 (along with a number of others, including John Dirkas of Co. F), after the Regiment was payed on Meridian Hill, Washington DC.

DIEDRICH., Ludwig. Co. F & H. Private

 
Ludwig DIEDRICH was born on 11th April 1808 in Gierswald, Hanover, Germany and died in May 1864 in Spotsylvania, Virginia. Another name for Ludwig DIEDRICH was Louis and he is entered on the General Index Cards as Louis DIETRICH. He enlisted at New York on the 30th June 1861 as a Private in Company F (as per a letter from Department of Defence, Veteran's Administration). Ludwig died in a field hospital in Spotsylvania, Virginia from wounds received in the Battle of the Wilderness. Ludwig married Charlotte ILSEN on 6th April 1854 in Valprechausen Parish, Germany. Charlotte ILSEN was born on 8th April 1823 in Albertshausen, Hanover, Germany. Ludwig also served in Company H. Ludwig served as a Private throughout his service. He was survived by three children: Henry DIEDRICH. born on 16 Apr 1859 in New York City, who died on 21 Jun 1933 and was buried in Brooklyn New York. Theodore DIEDRICH was born on 24 Apr 1861. Another name for Theodore was John. Ludwig "Louis" DIEDRICH was born on 15 Dec 1863. Another name for Ludwig was Louis. His occupation in 1920 was as a carpenter in the housing industry in Brooklyn, New York.

DIEHL (DIEHLE)., George J. Co. F. Sergeant


George J. DIEHLE served Company F., enlisting as a Private and mustering out with the rank of Sergeant. After the War, George was a member of the J.L. Riker Post #62 G.A.R. He died on the 4th March, 1915 and was buried at the Lutheran All Saints Cemetery on the 7th March, 1915., Row 9 Grave 2. Alternative name: DIEHL., James.

DIRKAS, John. Co. F. Private


Born c. 1841, John DIRKAS served as a Private in Co. F. John deserted the Regiment (along with a number of others, included James Dean of Co. F) in early September 1861 after the Regiment received its pay at Meridian Hill, Washington D.C.

DITZEL., Michael. Co. F. Corporal


Michael DITZEL enlisted as a Private in Co. F. and mustered out as Corporal. At the Battle of the Wilderness, Michael distinguished himself in helping Sergeant Morse (MOH) of Co I 62nd NY, recover the Regimental colours during the heat of battle. Michael Ditzel was born in Manhattan, NY and also lived in Brooklyn, NY and at Washington DC Veteran's Home where he died on March 24, 1915. Michael is buried in the Soldiers Home National Cemetery, Section K, Grave 7821. His sister Elizabeth DITZEL, born c. 1844 in New York City married Charles Frederick WEINMANN of the 9th NY Hawkins Zouaves. Michael DITZEL's father was Joseph DITZEL, born c. 1811 in Germany. Alternative name: DRITAEL, DEITZEL.


Michael Ditzel's Grave
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Soldiers Home National Cemetery, Section K, Grave 7821

DRAGIT., William. Co. F & G. Sergeant

Served in Co. F and Co. G. William DRAGIT mustered in as a Private and at the time of his death had attained the rank of Sergeant. He died on 8th January, 1862 and is buried at the Military Asylum Cemetry (Washington D.C.). Alternative names are; DRAGER, DREGER.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~paschuyl/kfd/military.txt

EVANS., James R. Co. F & H. Captain (Medal of Honor).

FISH., Selah H. Field and Staff. Bandsman 

Selah H. Fish was born May 8, 1812, in Springfield, Otsego County, N. Y. and came to Oxford (N.Y.) in 1847. He was first married in June 6th, 1833, to Maria BROWN, born October 14, 1811: died July 19, 1834. Mr. Fish's second marriage was March 12th, 1837, when Amy BROWN of Fly Creek, Otsego County, N. Y., became his wife. She was born June 27, 1817, and died December 10, 1893, in Neenah, Wis. Mr. Fish was a shoemaker and worked at that trade for many years in Oxford, and was also deputy sheriff, which office he effectually filled for several terms. He took much interest in the Oxford Band, of which he was a member, and was often referred to as the father of that organization. On September 20, 1861, Mr. Fish, with seven members, enlisted in the Regimental Band of the Anderson Zouaves, then encamped near Washington, but returned home early in the following spring, having been discharged on account of ill health. Mr. and Mrs. Fish left Oxford in 1885 to reside with their children at Neenah, Wis., where he met an accidental death April 7, 1887, on the Wisconsin Central railroad. Child by first wife:

EDGAR A., born July 12, 1834. In the U. S. Navy during Civil War. Died November 27, 1871, in South Oxford.

Children by second wife:

MARIA L., married Luke M. ROBINSON of South Oxford.

HENRY C., died February 14, 1845, in Cooperstown, N. Y.

JOHN J., married Chloe M. BRADLEY of Mogadore, Ohio. Now County Clerk of Winnebago county, Wis.

from H.J. Galpin’s “Annals of Oxford” (1906).

FLAHERTY., Martin. Co. F & H. Private

Martin FLAHERTY enlisted in Company F. as a Wagoner on 30th June 1861 at the age of 33. He was transfered on 3rd July 1861 from Company F to Company H. Martin reenlisted in Company F on 5th February 1864. He was killed on 23rd June 1864 at Petersburg, VA. The CWSS records him as a Private at the time of his death.

GOODSELL., Richard. Co. H. Private.

Richard Goodsell enlisted as a Private in the 62d NYSV in New York. He was one of three, (possibly four) Easthampton men to enlist in the Anderson Zouaves. P.W. Lyman states that Salmon H. Lyman, Albert S. Gove and Richard Goodsell (see entries for Gove and Lyman in this section) all enlisted in Co. H. 

Further References:

Lyman., P.W. (1866) History of Easthampton. Trumbull & Gere. Northhampton. pp. 111 - 131. Google Books.

GOVE., Albert S.  Co. H. Corporal 

Albert S. Gove enlisted as a Private in the 62d NYSV in New York. He was one of three, (possibly four) Easthampton men to enlist in the Anderson Zouaves. P.W. Lyman states that Salmon H. Lyman, Albert S. Gove and Richard Goodsell (see entries for Goodsell and Lyman in this section) all enlisted in Co. H.

            P.W. Lyman states is his book, History of Easthampton that Albert S. Gove enlisted for three years and served in “many, if not all” of the battles of the Army of the Potomac, without a wound. During his service he was engaged in deatched service at General Wheaton’s HQ. He mustered out as a Corporal. 

Further References:

Lyman., P.W. (1866) History of Easthampton. Trumbull & Gere. Northhampton. pp. 111 - 131. Google Books.

GRAINOR (GREINER), Jacob. Co. F. Private 


Jacob Grainor served as a Private in Company F. He was wounded at Battle of Williamsburg, 5th April, 1862.

GUTHRIE., John. Co. G. Private.

John Guthrie enlisted in the Army as a Corporal on 18th June, 1861 at the age of 21. He mustered in Co. G., on 30th June, 1861. He was demoted to private on 15th May, 1863. John Guthrie mustered out as a Private on 29th June, 1864 at Petersburg VA.

John Guthrie passed away on the 9th October, 1876 at Houston TX. At the time of his death his residential address was 16 Carlton Ave. Brooklyn NY.

References:
Tierney, J. (2006). 62nd NY Roster, unpublished.

http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Military/Military.Matters.html

HARTMAN., Anthony. Co. ? and 84th NY National Guard. Captain.  

Harlow and Hutchin in their work “Life Sketches” (see reference below) state that; 

“Mr. Hartman was born March 18th, 1835, in the city of New York. He is of German parentage, and received but a common school education. When about fifteen years of age he went to work in the tobacco manufacturing establishment of John Anderson, in New York city, and left there about two years after, to enter the establishment of C. H. Lillienthal, where he remained about seven years, when the establishment was destroyed by fire. While employed there, his right hand was caught in the machinery, by which he .lost part of his thumb, and came near losing the hand.

He joined the Fire Department July 31st, 1856, as a member of Live Oak Engine Company, No. 44, in the old Volunteer Fire Department, and served his full term. In 1861, he assisted in raising a company in the Anderson Zouaves, afterwards known as the Sixty-second Regiment New York Volunteers. He was elected Second Lieutenant, and served nineteen weeks, when he left the service on account of losing a son, about three years old, by death. In the Fall of 1861, he took an active part in politics with his party (Democratic). On the 20th day of January, 1862, he was appointed to a clerkship in the Street Department, at a salary of one thousand dollars per annum, which was increased to fifteen hundred after he had been there a year.

In 1864 he joined one of the companies of the Eightyfourth Regiment, National Guard, State of New York, as a private," and was only five weeks a member when he was promoted to a first lieutenancy. The regiment was called out to serve one hundred days, and he accompanied it, serving in Maryland and Virginia. After returning home he was again promoted, to a captaincy, but resigned in May last, on account of business engagements.

In the Fall of 1865 he was nominated and elected Councilman in New York by a large majority, notwithstanding there was great opposition to him. He was re-elected the following year for the term of one year, when the Legislature of I86'? extended the term another year. In 1867, he was elected to the Assembly from the Tenth District, New York city, on the Tammany Hall ticket, by twelve hundred and fifteen majority. The preceding year the Tammany Hall candidate had been defeated in the district by two hundred and ten votes. The district has a strong German population, and his constituents have great confidence in him. On the 15th of February, 1867, they presented him with a splendid gold watch. He is a man of ready parts, very popular in the House, and faithful in the discharge of his duties.”

Reference: Harlow, S. R. and Hutchins S. C. (1868) Life Sketches of the State Officers, Senators and Members of the Assembly of the State of New York in 1868. Albany. Weed, Parsons and Co. 

See: Google Books

HOHSFIELD, Richard. Co. F. Private


Richard HOHSFIELD served in Company F as a Private throughout the war. Alternative names are Richard HORSFELD (CWSS Record) and Richard HOHSFELD. Richard was a German immigrant who was wounded at the Weldon Railroad in Petersburg, VA, and returned to marry his fiance Theresa and have several children. The family legend is that when he returned to Brooklyn, NY and showed up at Theresa's home, she could not recognize him. She thought he was there to beg for food. It was only after showing her a birthmark on his back that she knew it was Richard. Much of this information has been provided by Richard HOHSFIELD's great great grand-daughter Anna Maria Lavin.

KELLEY (KELLY)., Edward. Co. H. Private.

Private Edward Kelley (Kelly) enlisted on the 4th May, 1861 aged 19 and mustered into Co. H on the 30th June, 1861. He was wounded at the Battle of Williamsburg on the 5th May, 1862. He is reported in the "New York Times" of 23/5/1862 (p.7) as amongst the wounded at Hygeia Hospital. Edward died at Hampton Roads that same day. He is buried at Hampton National Cemetery, VA., Plot:4833.

References:
Tierney, J. (2006). Roster of the 62nd NYSV Anderson Zouaves. Unpublished.

http://www.geocities.com/cancivwar/hygeia4.html

KELLY., Timothy. Co. K. Private.

Timothy Kelly was a soldier in Co. K of the 62d NYSV, who held the rank of Private. He was wounded at Malvern Hill (1st July, 1862), Fredericksburg (11th – 15th, 1862) and at Chancellorsville (5th May, 1863). One of these wounds is recorded as a slight face wound. Not much more is known about Timothy Kelly.

An existent Provost Marshal's Office document relating to Timothy Kelly reads; 

Provost Marshal's Office,

Sixteenth Congressional District, 

STATE OF NEW YORK.

Plattsburgh, N.Y. July 20 1863.

To Cham Trans Co.

Please furnish transportation from Plattsburgh to New York City for Timothy Kelly (Private Co. K 62d N. Y. Vol

George Clendon Jr          

Pro. Marshal

See: ZOUAVE! September 2009. p.2. 

http://andersonzouaves.tripod.com/zouave

KITZ, Lewis (Louis). Co. F. Private


Lewis KITZ served in Company F throughout the War and mustered out of service as a Private. After the War he was a member of J.L. Riker Post #62 G.A.R. Lewis died in New York, May 19th, 1906. He was buried at the Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery, May 22nd, 1906., Row 7, Grave 8.

LARKIN., Margaret. Co. C. Washer

Margaret Larkin is listed as having served in Company C., 62nd NYSV as a “washer”. She may have been the wife of Patrick Larkins, who served in Companies C and B of the 62ndThough the surnames are slightly different, contemporary Army records are notorious for numerous misspellings in muster records and index cards.

See: ZOUAVE! December 2007. pp. 1-2.

http://andersonzouaves.tripod.com/zouave

LYMAN., Salmon H. Co. H. Private

Salmon H. Lyman enlisted as a Private in the 62d  NYSV at New York. He was one of three, (possibly four) Easthampton men to enlist in the Anderson Zouaves. P.W. Lyman states that Salmon H. Lyman, Albert S. Gove and Richard Goodsell (see entries for Gove and Goodsell in this section) all enlisted in Co. H. Lewis S. Lyman Jr also enlisted in Co. H and may be a relative of Salmon H. Lyman and an Easthampton man.

P.W. Lyman states is his book, History of Easthampton, that Salmon H. Lyman was the; son of Dennis Lyman, (and was) one of the first to volunteer, was the first to fall. In the first summer of the war, when the soldiers were rallying to the standard, he went to New York, joined the regiment known as the Anderson Zouaves, was home once on a furlough, spent one winter in camp, started out with McClellan on his Peninsular campaign, and fought at the battle of Williamsburg; soon after which be was taken sick, and removed to New York, where he died. His remains were brought to his home, where they were buried with military honors, on the 18th of September, 1862.

            P.W. Lyman states that Salmon H. Lyman served for about one year, then took ill and died. He served with McClellan in the Penisula campaign and fought at the Battle of Williamsburg. 

Further References:

Lyman., P.W. (1866) History of Easthampton. Trumbull & Gere. Northhampton. pp. 111 - 131. Google Books.

MAZEL, Albert. Co. F. Private

Albert Mazel was born in Vienna, Austria, February 22, 1842, and died on July 25, 1891, at the age of 49 years. He arrived in the US, December 23, 1864, enlisted as a Private soldier in the 62nd New York Volunteers, Company F, March 22d, 1865. Albert Mazel served to the close of the war, at which time he received an honorable discharge. His obituary in the Ogden, Utah newspaper, The Standard, makes the claim that "Most of his time was spent with General Sherman, and he was with him in his march to the sea". 

It is interesting to speculate on The Standard's obituary writer's timeline for Albert's arrival in the US and his service in the 62nd, particularly the writer's claim that Albert marched with Sherman to the sea! Could Albert Mazel have had some contact or secondment to Sherman's forces in North Carolina at War's end? 

A pension had been granted to Albert Mazel for a bullet wound to the leg, but as The Standard so eloquently puts it "...but he did not live long to enjoy it". On April 20, 1885, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States, receiving his certificate at Chicago, Cook Co., Ills. Albert Mazel was married to Miss Mary Angell, February 12, 1867, in Chicago, and moved later to Elgin, Ills, then to Denver, Colo., and came to Utah September 1882. 

The Standard says of Albert Mazel's spirituality; "Though born of the Roman Catholic church, and he was baptized in that faith, but not accepting their doctrines he never clung to the church or united with any other. Before his death he expressed a desire to have all his debts paid and all claims against him settled by his friends. He then asked for a New Testament, by this act manifesting a desire and some anxiety concerning his future welfare. Delirium soon followed and but little time was left for such preparation". 

The Standard reported that Albert Mazel died after "ailing somewhat for several months, and was taken sick a week ago last Wednesday and died Saturday at 6.45 p.m." Albert Mazel was survived by his wife, Mary Mazel (nee Angell) and six children. His family remembered him "...as being a true husband, a kind father and a good citizen". 

Albert Mazel's funeral took place from his home Monday [July 27, 1891] at 10 a.m., Rev. Geo. E. Jayne officiating.

Reference

ZOUAVE! "Researcher Expands Knowledge of Co. F Veteran". No.6. September., p.1.

MOESER., George, H. Co. F. Captain


George Moeser was born c.1837. He enlisted in Company F as its Captain on 27th April 1861 at the age of 24. George received his commission in Company F on 3 July 1861. George MOESER was discharged from Company F with the rank of Captain on 23rd March 1863. The Brooklyn Eagle (12/02/1898) reports Captain Moeser, "...of the Veteran Anderson Zouaves" assisting with a raising of the the American flag at the Battery with a Mr. Christopher B. Forbes. He was buried 7th July 1948 at St. Augustine National Cemetery, Florida, Section B Grave 426B. Whether this indicates that George MOESER lived into his 111th year, or this records his reburial, is not known.

MOORE., James S. Co. B. Corporal.

James Moore enlisted in the Army on 1st May, 1861. He mustered into the 62nd NYSV on 30th June, 1861. James Moore was promoted to Corporal on 1st September, 1861. Thought he is recorded as mustering out as a Private, the 1890 US Census records him as a Corporal of the 62nd NY. James Moore endured 6 months imprisonment in Andersonville Prison. James Moore re-enlisted in the 62nd NY on 1st March, 1864. He was discharged from the Army on 30th August, 1865.


The Census data records his P.O. address in 1890 as Port Richmond, Richmond County, NY. He is recorded to have suffered from rheumatism.


Alternative name: MORRE.

PROVIN., William (Jnr). Co. H. Sergeant.

William provin Jnr was born 14th February, 1842 and served in Co. H., 62nd NYSV. Enlisted as a Private on 4th June, 1861 at Saltersville, New Jersey and later promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

William Provin was discharged from service on 5th November, 1862 at Providence, Providence Co., RI, as "...incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of Aphonia and General Debility".

He died on 5th December, 1912.

Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mdtmgug/civil-war-p/p2.htm#i12407

SHERMAN., George Thomas. Co. F. Sergeant

George Thomas Sherman was born in 1842. He died in Queens NY (1899) and is buried in Lutheran All Faiths in Middle Village, Queens NY. George Thomas Sherman was a veteran of Co. F. He enlisted as a Private and mustered out of service with the rank of Sergeant. George Thomas Sherman was wounded in the shoulder on the 5th May 1863 at Marye’s Heights and according to his great-great-grandson, Bruce Dow, George was cared for by Walt Whitman.

Thanks to Mr. Bruce Gow of New York City for this extensive biographical information.

SLOCUM., Smith E. Field and Staff (Regimental band)

Smith E. Slocum was born c. 1826 and was a blacksmith before the War. His father-in-law Henry North was also a blacksmith.

Smith E. Slocum enlisted in the regiment on September 10th 1861 in New York, NY. He mustered in as Musician 2nd Class and joined the regimental band on September 21st 1861. At the time of Smith’s enlistment he was a widower. Smith’s wife, Betsy Almira North, had passed away on the 23rd November 1853 at the age of 26 (and is buried at the North Norwich Cemetery). The couple’s two children (Rhoda Jane and Ella Jeanette) are recorded in the 1860 census as living with the family of Harlow H. Howe in Michigan.

Smith is recorded as enlisting along with Edward B.R. Champlin (or Chaplin) and Henry S. Knapp. He made his will on the day of his enlistment, naming his two children, his sister Harriet Carr and his mother.Smith passed away from disease at Georgetown D.C. on 3rd November 1861. He lies at rest in the U.S. Soldier’s and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery (formerly the Military Asylum Cemetery) in Washington D.C., at burial site #1363.

References:  Tierney, J. (2006). "Roster of the 62nd NYSV Anderson Zouaves"
"Anderson Zouave" Magazine
Libby Smith esmith61@stny.rr.com

SMITH, G.W. Co. E. Corporal

George W. Smith enlisted into the Army as a Private, aged 28, on the 30th June, 1861. He mustered into Co. E., 62nd NYSV on 3rd July, 1861. George W. Smith ended his service as a Corporal.

Reference:
Tierney, J. (2006). "Roster of the 62nd NYSV Anderson Zouaves".

TRAVIS., Charles H. Co. C., Co. D. & Co. I. Sergeant.

Born c.1838, Charles Travis was a schoolmaster in Whitehall, New York prior to the War. Charles enlisted in the Army on the 1st May, 1861 and mustered into Co. C., 62nd NY by First Lieutenant William D. Ross on the 3rd July, 1861 as a Sergeant. On the 31st August, 1861 he was transfered as a Private to Co. D. on Meridian Hill, Washington D.C. Charles was reinstated as a Sergeant on the 1st October, 1861. He was transfered to Co. I on the 22nd November, 1861.

Charles H. Travis mustered out with the rank of Sergeant on the 29th June, 1864 at New York, NY.

If you read the letter by Chaplain John Harvey (link below) you will see that Charles Travis liked a joke and was able to keep his cool in the most trying circumstances. It is also clear that his comrades referred to him as "Charley".

After contracting dysentery sometime in 1862, Charles H. Travis spent much of his service as a clerk in the Office of Provost Marshal Marsena Patrick. He seems to have also been at one point assistant chaplain of the 62d NY. Charles Travis was eventually blinded by the effects his illness.

After the War, Charles became a Methodist minister. He married Jane Padgett of Alexandria, VA. Jane was the daughter of Mary and Joseph Padgett, Joseph was the watchman at the Marshall House in Alexandria, who had warned the proprietor of that House of Colonel Ellsworth famous "intrusion".

Jane Padgett was born October 15, 1844. She passed away on October 24, 1869 in New York City. Her body was brought to Alexandria, Virginia, for burial.

Charles H. Travis is buried at Woodstock Cemetery, Ulster County, New York.

Jane Travis' headstone
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Image courtesy of Deborah Padgett Gore

References:

Tierney, J. (2006). 62nd NY Roster. Unpublished.

Further biographical information;
Sherrie House, USA(Great-great granddaughter of Charles H. Travis).
Deborah Padgett Gore, Manassas, VA, USA (Great-great granddaughter of Joseph and Mary Padgett).

See also:

Chaplain Harvey's Letters

http://www.findagrave.com/index.html

http://www.woodstockhistory.org/files/civil_war_veterans.pdf

UINMDERMIER., Anthony. Co. E & F. Private

Anthony UINMDERMIER served in Company E & Company F as a Private. He died May 31st 1864 of pneumonia at Andersonville Prison, near Americus, Georgia. Anthony is buried in Grave No. 1495 at that site. Alternative names; THUNDERMUTTER, UNDERMYER, UNDERUME, UNDERWRITER, UNLEREINER, UNTEREINER.