Civil War Soldiers Associated

with the Town of Bennington, Wyoming County, NY

 

ALLEN, Lemen E. - enlisted in Cowlesville, NY in Aug. 1862 in the 1st NY Dragoons, Co. C; private, age 18. Killed in action at Newton, VA on May 11, 1864. Burial at Cowlesville, Bennington Twp., Wyoming county, NY.

 

AMEDICK, John - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Aug. 1862 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L; private, age 24 (born 1838). He was wounded at the Battle of Hatchers Run, VA on Oct. 27, 1864. He was absent for the muster out of the regiment at Annapolis, MD. Resident of Bennington- 1870 directory. Recorded in the 1890 Census of Civil War soldiers of Darien, Genesee county, NY. Died 1917; Burial at East Bennington cemetery.

 

ATWOOD, Benjamin F. - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Aug. 1862 in the 1st NY Dragoons, Co. C; private, age 24. Died on July 2, 1864 of wounds suffered on June 11, 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, VA.

 

ATWOOD, Garry G. - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Sept. 1862 in the NY 136th Infantry, Co. H; private, age 44. Born in Woodbury, Litchfield Co., CT. He was of dark complexion, gray hair, blue eyes, and 5' 9" upon enlistment. He came to Bennington in 1847. Occupation, farmer. He died at David's Island, NY of chronic diarrhea on Dec. 22, 1862. He left behind a widow, Melinda, who lived in Bennington in 1890 and at least one descendant, Lucy A. Atwood Borr.

 

ATWOOD, Oliver W. - enlisted in Cowlesville, NY in Aug. 1862 in the 1st New York Dragoons, Co. C; 3rd Sergeant, age 23. He was discharged in June 1863. He is buried at Cowlesville cemetery, Wyoming county, NY.

 

AUSTIN, Clark B. - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Sept. 1862 in the NY 136th Infantry, Co. H; private, age 23 (b. 1839). He was a 5' 9" tall farmer with a dark complexion and hair, and had blue eyes. He was the son of Isaac W. and Mary Ann Clark Austin. Transferred to the Invalid Corps (or Veteran Reserve Corps) on Sept. 1, 1863. He is listed in the 1890 Soldier's Census in the Asylum in Wyoming Co., NY. He spent his last 20 years in the Gowanda facility, and died there on Aug. 13, 1906, as he had become insane after the war. He was the great grandson of Picus Austin, a Rev. War soldier who lived in Bennington. Clark was the brother of Eugene Austin and Lydia Ann Chesbrow. He is buried in Cowlesville cemetery.

 

AUSTIN, Horatio P. - enlisted in Cowlesville, NY in Aug. 1862 in the 1st NY Dragoons, Co. C; private, age 28 (b. Oct. 3, 1834). He was wounded on Jan. 30, 1863 at the Battle of Deserted House, VA and was discharged for disability. Son of John P. & Nancy Pierce Austin. Listed in 1890 Bennington Soldier's census. Brother to James R. S. & Robert W. Austin. He died in 1912 and was buried in Cowlesville cemetery.

 

AUSTIN, Robert W. - enlisted in Cowlesville, NY in March 1862 in the NY 105th Infantry, Co. E; private, age 25 (b. Feb. 2, 1833?). He was transferred to the NY 94th, Co. F until March 3, 1865, and thenceforth to the Veteran's Relief Corps. He is listed in 1860 Bennington Census as 27 years old, but is not listed there in 1890. He was the son of John & Lydia Austin. He died Jan. 3, 1930 and was buried in Cowlesville cemetery.

 

BAKER, Silas W. - enlisted in Cowlesville, NY in Nov. 1861 in the NY 86th Infantry, Co. A; private, age unknown. He is listed in the 1890 Census of Soldiers residing in Bennington. He was given a disability discharge on account of an injury to his right hand.

 

BARBER, Freeman F. - enlisted in Albany, NY in May 1861 in the NY 14th Infantry, Co. D; private, age 21.  He is listed in the 1860 Bennington Census in the household of Norman (age 65) & Manervia (age 60) Barber. He was discharged for disability and died at age 22 years and 8 months on April 20, 1863. Burial at Maple Lawn cemetery, Bennington Center, Wyoming, NY.

 

BOYD, John Jr. - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Sept. 1862 in the NY 136th Infantry, Co. H; 5th Sergeant, age 39. He was born in Lancaster, Erie, NY on March 19, 1822. He was 5' 9" tall with dark complexion and hair, and blue eyes. He was severely wounded in the head and thigh at Gettysburg [The WNY'er] and was discharged on Dec. 3, 1863 due to a gunshot wound to the right knee [National Archives]. He may have been a color bearer for the regiment at one time. Proprietor of Boyd's Hotel in Cowlesville in 1866. He died

Nov. 27, 1905 with burial at Hartland cemetery, Gasport, Niagara County, NY.

 

BREWER, Oliver - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Sept. 1864 in the NY 187th Infantry, Co. G; private, age 29.

 

BUNNELL, Daniel W. - enlisted in Bennington, NY in the NY 18th Heavy Artillery; corporal, (born 1838). He was wounded in the Battle of St. Bisland, LA on April 13, 1863. He is listed in the 1890 Attica soldier's census. He died in 1915 and is buried in Summit View cemetery, Bennington, NY.

 

BURDEN, Ebenezer D. - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Sept. 1864 in the NY 187th Infantry, Co. G; private, age 32. He was the son of Daniel and Lucy Burden (or Bourden or Borden). He was a farmer and is listed in the 1890 Bennington census.

 

BURDICK, Lorenzo - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Dec. 1863 in the 1st NY Dragoons, Co. C; private, age 19. He was wounded in the hand on June 11, 1864 at Trevillian Station, VA.

 

BURLEIGH, David W. - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Aug. 1862 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L; private, age 22 (b. 1840). He was transferred to the NY 10th, Co. H, in 1864. He was discharged on April 11, 1865. Lived in Bennington in 1890. Died in 1917 and buried at Maple Lawn cemetery, Bennington, NY.

 

CALKINS, Belus - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Feb. 1862 in the NY 105th Infantry, Co. E; private, age 21 (b. 1840). He was transferred in March 1863 to the NY 94th Infantry, Co. F, serving there until Feb. 18, 1865. He was a member of Buford Post #238 of the Grand Army of the Republic. He died in 1925. Burial at Varysburg, Wyoming, NY.

 

CALKINS, Veranus - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Oct. 1861 in the NY 9th Cavalry, Co. G; wagoner, age 24 (b. 1836). Lived in Bennington in 1870. He is listed in 1890 among Sheldon, Wyoming, NY soldiers. He died in 1916 and was buried in Varysburg, NY.

 

CARR, James - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Oct. 1861 in the NY 87th Infantry, Co. C; private, died at age 24 years. He was captured at the Battle of Fair Oaks, VA and was confined to Hogg Island. He was subsequently discharged and died at home. The adjutant general's reports that he deserted on Sept. 23, 1862 at Camp Close, Alexandria, VA. Quite often, missing soldiers were listed as deserters during the Civil War. He died at age 24 and is buried at Folsomdale, Bennington, Wyoming, NY.

 

CARTER, James - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Sept. 1864 in the NY 187th Infantry, Co. G; private, age 20. He was living in Bennington in 1870.

 

CASTLE, Harvey T. - presumably born in Bennington, NY in 1842, he enlisted in the PA 17th Cavalry, Co. B; private. He lived in Castile, Wyoming, NY after the war.

 

CHAFFEE, Merritt N. - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Sept. 1861 in the NY 5th Cavalry, Co. F; captain, age unknown. One of the earliest to enlist but may have done so in Attica.

 

CLAPP, Asa L.(or Asal), Jr. - enlisted in 1862 in the NY 8th Cavalry, Co. E; private, age 23 (b. March 9, 1839). Asal Clapp, Jr. died of disease on Oct. 20, 1862 at Rappannock, VA. He was the son of Asa & Lillis. Burial at Maple Lawn cemetery, Bennington, NY.

 

CLAPP, James M. - enlisted in 1862 in the NY 16th Light Artillery, Co. A; private, age 19 (b. 1843). He was also in the 35th Independent Battery which was assigned to Co. A of the NY 16th Artillery. He died at age 31 years, 10 months on Apr. 2, 1874. Burial at Maple Lawn cemetery, Bennington, NY.

 

COOK, Lloyd A. - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Sept. 1864 in the NY 187th Infantry, Co. G; private, age 22.

 

COX, Sylvester E. - enlisted in the NY 64th Infantry; private, age 19 (b. 1842). He was born at East Otto, Cattaraugus, NY, the son of Eli D. & Eliza S. Williams Cox. He was wounded at the Battles of Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg, VA.

 

CROSS, Ira S. - enlisted in Albany, NY in May 1861 in the NY 14th Infantry, Co. D; private, age 21. He re-enlisted in Bennington in 1863 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L but is listed as a deserter on Sept. 18, 1864. He is mentioned in Bennington history as the second physician in town. He is not listed in the 1890 Census.


CROSSFIELD, George W. - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Sept. 1864 in the NY 10th Cavalry, Co. B; private, age 20 (b. 1844). He might have enlisted in Buffalo, NY. He was the son of Chauncey & Mercy Ann West Crossfield.

 

DAGGETT, Everett - enlisted in Bennington in Sept. 1864 in the NY 187th Infantry, Co. G; private, age 21.

 

DAUBERLICH, Charles - enlisted in Nov. 1861 in the NY 10th Cavalry, Co. C; private, age unknown. He served in this unit from Nov. 1861 - Aug. 1865. He is in the 1890 Bennington soldiers census.

 

DAY, Harrison Volney - enlisted in Bennington in Dec. 1863 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L; private, age 23 (b. Apr. 22, 1840). He was reported missing in action on Oct. 27, 1864 at Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA. He was released from Libby Prison on Feb. 17, 1865. He was the son of Volney & Electa Day. Resident of Bennington in 1870. He died in 1884 and was buried at Maple Lawn cemetery, Bennington, NY. His widow, Elizabeth, is listed in the 1890 Bennington census.

 

DINGMAN, Peter W. - the unit he served is unknown, but his grave is marked as a Union veteran. He was born in June 1840. His parents, Thomas & Cynthia Dingman were listed in the Bennington, NY census in 1860 (he is not listed in the household). He died at age 22 years and 20 days on July 3, 1862. Burial at Maple Lawn cemetery, Bennington, NY.

 

DRILLING, Henry - enlisted in Batavia, NY in May 1861 in the NY 14th Infantry, Co. C. with his nephew, Henry Fuest; private, age 24. He was wounded on June 27, 1862 at Gaines Mills, VA but was mustered out with his company on May 24, 1863 at Utica, NY. He re-enlisted as a substitute for another man who was drafted in Sept. 1864 at Cambria, NY in the NY 124th Infantry, Co. C as a private. He was wounded in action near Petersburg, VA and died on Nov. 21, 1864 after his right leg was amputated at Armory Square hospital in Washington, DC Burial was in Section 13, grave 8591 in the Civil War section of Arlington National Cemetery, VA. He left a widow, Lena Wahl (1842-1933) and 2 children, George & Sophia. His daughter died in 1870 at age 5 in a tragic house fire in Spencer Grove, Iowa. Heinrich came to America from Heddinghausen, Westfalen, Prussia, Germany on June 10, 1852. He was the son of Franz J. & Sovia Nolte Drilling.

 

DUDLEY, Harlow G. - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Sept. 1862 in the NY 136th Infantry, Co. H; private, age 34 (b. Nov. 5, 1828). Harlow was born in Barre, NY and moved with his family to Bennington in 1830. He was a farmer and a mechanic. He was   5' 10" tall with blue eyes and brown hair.  He survived the Battle of Gettysburg, but died on March 1, 1864 at Lookout Valley, TN from inflammation of the lungs. His diary was sent to his wife by officer Gad Parker. He was buried by his comrades at the Chattanooga National Cemetery in NY plot B-197. In 1860 he lived in Bennington with his mother, Betsey (age 67), wife, Susan Melvin, and children Joseph A. (10), Josephine (5), and Jenny (age 1). The widow of Harlow Dudley and her children lived on a pension of less than  $100 per year after his death.
EASTWOOD, Wilfred J. - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Aug. 1862 in the 1st NY Dragoons, Co. C; private, age 21 (b. 1840). The son of John & Sarah Eastwood is listed in the 1890 Bennington census  as serving for 3 years. He died in 1913, bur. Cowlesville.

 

EGGLESTON, John - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Sept. 1864 in the NY 187th Infantry, Co. G; private, age 44. In the 1860 Bennington census, there is a man by this name who is age 30 years, the son of Russell & Sarah Eggleston. He's also there in 1870.

 

ERNEST, Michael - enlisted in May 1861, in the NY 14th Infantry, Co. C; private, age unknown. In the 1890 Bennington soldier's census he is listed as having his lungs hemorrhaged during his service. He re-enlisted in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L.

 

EWELL, Ervin H. - enlisted in Albany, NY in May 1861 in the NY 28th Infantry, Co. F; private, age 22. He was captured on Aug. 8, 1862 at Stauton, VA. He was paroled on Sept. 13, 1862. He re-enlisted in Bennington, NY in Dec. 1863 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L; 1st Lieutenant. Wounded on Aug. 25, 1864 at Ream's Station, VA.

 

EWELL, Kirkland L. - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Dec. 1863 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L; sergeant, age 19 (born 1843). He was wounded at Hatchers Run, near Petersburg, VA on Oct. 27, 1864. He was the son of Sylvester and Mary A. Ewell as listed in 1860 Bennington census, and also the brother of Ervin (above). He died in Washington, DC of his wounds on Jan. 2, 1865 and was interred in Maple Lawn cemetery, Bennington, Wyoming county, NY.

 

FELLOWS, Joseph B. - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Aug. 1862 in the 1st NY Dragoons, Co. C; corporal, age 21. He was wounded on June 11, 1864.

 

FERNER, Nicholas - enlisted in Bennington or Sheldon, NY in Jan. 1864 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. M. He was wounded June 3, 1864 and discharged on Jan. 26, 1865.

He resided in Bennington in 1870 and may have been the H. Ferner - Adj. Gen. Report.

 

FILLMORE, Oscar C. - enlisted in Bennington in Feb. 1862 in the NY 37 Infantry, Co. A; private, age 19 (born Feb. 25, 1844). He re- enlisted in the NY 187 Infantry, Co. G in Sept. 1864. He was the son of Horace & Martha Fillmore. He was discharged in 1865 and was listed in the 1890 Bennington Soldiers' census. He died in 1910. Burial in Cowlesville.

 

FRENCH, Palmer O. - enlisted in Bennington in Sept. 1864 in the 2nd Regiment of Mounted Rifles, Co. B; private. He may also have enlisted in the NY 9th Cavalry in Oct. 1864. He died on Dec. 6, 1915 in Burton, MN.

 

FULLER, Obadiah F. - he is listed with Wilfred Eastwood as the last two Civil War soldiers participating in the Cowlesville Memorial Day ceremonies. Burial in Bennington, NY in Maple Lawn cemetery.

 

FUEST, Henry - enlisted in Albany in May 1861 in the NY 14 Infantry, Co. C; sergeant, age 22 (born 1839). Immigrated from Germany with his siblings, his mother, Gertrude Drilling Fuest, and her parents, Franz & Sovia Nolte Drilling, after his father, Franz Fust had died. He is listed in the 1890 Bennington Soldiers' census. Died in 1907 and buried in Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church cemetery in East Bennington, NY.

 

GAGE, Allen - His widow, Mary, is listed in the 1890 Bennington census. He was killed during the Civil War while serving from the state of Wisconsin.

 

GASKILL, George B. - enlisted in Bennington in Jan. 1864 in the 2nd Mounted Rifles, Co. C; corporal, age 43.

 

GAUTER, V. - drafted in 1864 as a private according to Beers "History of Wyoming Co.", the son of Ignaz and Mary. He was born on Jan. 21, 1824 in Baden, Germany.

 

GEISE, Anton -  enlisted in Dec.1863 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. H; private. Discharged due to disability. Listed in 1890 in the Bennington Soldiers' census. Anton was born on September 2, 1846.  He was a farmer of height 5 ft., 6 in. with brown eyes.  He married Catherine C. Sierk on May 7, 1875, in Bennington, NY and had 10 children:  William (born 1876), Henry (1878), George (1880), Lena (1882), Ella (1884), Anthony C. (1886), Catherine (1889), Anna (1891), Ira (1894), and Carl (1897).  Anton died circa 1921 and was buried at St. Vincent's cemetery in Attica, NY.

 

GEISE, Philip – He was born on May 15, 1835, married to Louise Gwecki in 1861, and enlisted in Nov. 1861 in the NY 100 Infantry, Co. B; corporal. He was a prisoner at Andersonville Prison, GA for 11 months & 12 days. He was discharged at New York City on May 22, 1865 at age 45. He was a farmer with light brown hair and grey eyes.  He is listed in the 1890 Bennington Soldiers' census.  He had children: Bertha (born in 1868) married John Kenline; Ina (b. 1871) married Otis Lincoln. Philip died in 1912.

 

GREEN, Charles - enlisted in the NY 10th Artillery, Co. A.

 

GRIFFIN, Charles R. - enlisted in June 1862 in the NY 9th Heavy Artillery, Co. M; private, age 23. Probably the son of Jacob T. & Bathsheba Griffin. He was transferred to the 2nd Artillery from June 27 - Sept. 29, 1865. He is listed in the 1850 - 1880 Orangeville, NY census, but is in the 1890 Bennington census. Burial at Maple Lawn cemetery in Bennington, NY.

 

GRIFFIN, George A. - enlisted in Buffalo in the NY 26 Infantry, Co. I; private. He died on Jan. 10, 1885. Burial in Cowlesville cemetery, Bennington, NY.

 

GRILE (or GRILL), Adam - enlisted in Bennington in Aug. 1862 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co.L; private. Wounded on June 22, 1864 in the Battle of Weldon railroad, VA. Died of disease on Aug. 6, 1864.

 

GRISWOLD, Eugene A. - enlisted in Bennington in Aug. 1862 in the 1st NY Dragoons, Co. C; private, age 21. He is listed in the1890 census in Darien, NY.

 

GRISWOLD, William - enlisted in Bennington in Aug. 1862 in the 1st NY Dragoons,

Co. C; corporal, age 21 (born 1834). Died at Grand Ledge, MI on Sept. 15, 1892 at age 57 years, 11 months. Burial at Maple Lawn, Bennington Center, Wyoming, NY.

 

GUILE, Harvey (or Henry?) - enlisted in Aug. 1862 in the1st NY Dragoons, Co. C; private, age 29. Wounded at Todd's Tavern, VA. Died as a result on May 7, 1864. In the 1850 Bennington census he is listed as the son of Walter and Effa (or Aphia).

           

HARCH (or HARSH), Charles W. - enlisted in Bennington in Feb. 1862 in the NY 105 Infantry, Co. A; private, age 28. There is a veteran in 1890 by this name in Royalton, Niagara, NY.

 

HARTMAN, Peter - enlisted in Lancaster in July 1862 in the NY 116 Infantry, Co. B; private, age 30. Resident of Bennington in 1870. His widow, Mary was in the 1890 Soldiers' and Widows census. He died on Feb. 3, 1880 and was buried at Cowlesville, NY.

 

HIRSCH (or HARSH), John M. - enlisted in Bennington in Dec. 1861 in the NY 105 Infantry, Co. A; private, age 18 (born 1845). Re- enlisted in Dec. 1863 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L. He is listed in the 1890 Bennington Soldiers' census where it states that he was shot through both hips. He died in 1915 if he is the John S. HERSCH buried at Summit View cemetery in Bennington, NY.

 

HOLDEN, William - enlisted in Dec. 1863 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L; private. He is listed in the 1890 Bennington census but the unit he served in is hard to decipher.

 

HOLMES, John T. - enlisted in Bennington in Sept. 1864 in the NY 187 Infantry, Co. G; private, age 37.

 

HOOVER, John M. - enlisted in the NJ 9th Infantry, Co. G; (born in 1849). Died in 1922 and is the only Civil War soldier buried in Fairview cemetery on Rt. 354 in Bennington.

 

HOWE, Dr. Carey W. - enlisted in Buffalo in Sept. 1862 in the NY 160 Infantry, Co. G; assistant surgeon, (born 1836). He was a physician and surgeon in Cowlesville on a map from 1866. He served from Sept. 5, 1862 - Jan. 6, 1863. Bennington resident in 1870. He was buried in Cowlesville cemetery, town of Bennington, NY in 1909.

 

JOHNSON, John W. - enlisted in Oct. 1861 in the NY 9th Cavalry, Co. G; sergeant. He re- enlisted in Dec. 1863. In the 1890 Bennington census he is listed as shot through the nose during the war.

 

KING, James - enlisted in Bennington in Aug. 1864 in the US 16 Infantry, Co. B; private, age 34 (born 1827). He suffered from scurvy and was shot in the right leg during the Civil War. He was the son of Bissel King and the father of Bissel L. King. Bennington resident during the 1890 Soldiers' census. Died at age 67 years, 11 months on Feb. 28, 1895. Burial was in Maple Lawn cemetery, Bennington, NY.


LAPP, Henry - enlisted as a bugler in Sept. 1862 in the 22nd Independent Battery, transferred to the 9th Heavy Artillery, Co. M (from Feb. 1863 - June 1865), and then to the 2nd NY Heavy Artillery until discharge in Sept. 1865. Born on Aug. 9, 1837 in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany to William and Christena Lapp. Immigrated to Bennington in 1852 and he was a resident there in 1890. He died Dec. 12, 1913. Burial in Maple Lawn.

 

LAWTON, George W. - born in Bennington, NY, he enlisted in Sheldon or Orangeville, NY in Aug. 1862 in the NY 136 Infantry, Co. H; private, age 18. He was a 5' 10" tall farmer with blue eyes and light hair. Mustered out on June 1, 1865 at Mc Dougall Hospital in New York City harbor.

 

LINGFIELD, Andrew - enlisted in Bennington, NY in Dec. 1863 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L; private. He died of disease at City Point, VA on Sept. 19, 1864.

 

LINGFIELD, Mortimer – Born in 1841, Mr. Lingfield enlisted in Attica or Bennington, NY on December 29, 1863, as a private in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L.  He was discharged on July 6, 1865, with a disability of being shot through the nose. He is listed in the Bennington 1890 Soldiers' census with an Attica mailing address. He died in 1927 and was buried in Summit View cemetery in Bennington, NY.

 

LOOMIS, Charles - enlisted in Cowlesville in Feb. 1862 in the NY 105 Infantry, Co. E; private, age 27 (born 1835). He died on Feb. 7, 1865 in Salisbury, NC at age 30, possibly as a prisoner of war. He was the son of Ellis and Margaret Loomis.

 

LUDDEN, Samuel Dexter, Jr. - enlisted in Elmira in May 1861 in the NY 12 Infantry, Co. K; 1st sergeant, age 22 (born 1839). Captured at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run on Aug. 30, 1862. Paroled at Arken's Landing, VA on Sept. 13, 1862. Re- enlisted in Bennington as a major in Dec. 1863 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L. Captured near Petersburg, VA on June 22, 1864 and sent to Libby Prison. Rejoined his unit on Aug. 22, 1864 after having escaped by disguising himself in a rebel uniform. In 1860 he had a wife, Charlotte and five children. Listed in Bennington in 1870, but not in 1890. Died in 1905. Burial at Maple Lawn, Bennington. His father, Samuel Ludden,Sr. served in the 1837 Patriots War.

 

MAPES, Duane – enlisted on December 26, 1863, in Co. L of the 8th NY Heavy Artillery as a private.  He was discharged at Baltimore, MD, on May 12, 1864.  Duane was the son of Robert Lee and Tryphenia Rogers Mapes of Bennington Center.  He enlisted at the age of 15 years old.  He was wounded and contracted pneumonia that resulted in an abcessed lung that forced him to return home.  He died in Warsaw, NY, on February 9, 1890 at age 42 years.  He is buried in Warsaw Village Cemetery.

 

MARTIN, Robert H. - born in 1823, the son of Isaac R. & Adaline Woolley? Martin, he is said to have left a wife and 6 children when he died in the Civil War in 1863. Burial was in Cowlesville cemetery in Bennington, NY.

 

MAXON, Charles A. - enlisted in Bennington in Sept. 1862 in the NY 136 Infantry, Co. H; private, age 37. In the 1860 Attica census he is a farmer and had a wife, Mary. He was 6' tall, with blue eyes and dark hair, and of light complexion. He was discharged on Oct.11, 1864 in Atlanta, GA due to disability and therefore did not accompany his regiment in Sherman's March to the Sea.

 

MAXON, Wallace H. – Enlisted on December 26, 1863, in Co. L of the 8th NY Heavy Artillery.  He was raised on Maxon Road, Bennington, NY.  He was buried at the Soldier’s Home in Bath, NY.  His file can be found in the Civil War muster rolls, Box 000551; Extraction #0089, Record # 0000001305 (according to Anita Ripstein Hayes at anitahayes@sierra.net)

 

MEAD, Andrew J. - enlisted in Bennington in Jan. 1862 in the NY 105 Infantry, Co. E; 5th sergeant, age 26. He died in 1909. Burial at Cowlesville cemetery, Bennington, NY.

 

MEAD, Lyman - enlisted in Bennington in Aug. 1862 in the 1st NY Dragoons, Co. C; private, age 22. Killed in the line of duty on Apr. 17, 1863 at Suffolk, VA.

 

MEYERS, Michael - enlisted in Bennington in Dec. 1863 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L; private, age 38. He was a farmer in the 1860 Sheldon, NY census. He was transferred to the NY 4th Artillery, Co. H on June 5, 1865. Listed in the 1890 Bennington Soldiers' census with a war injury of being shot under the shoulder blade.

 

MEYERS, Stephen - enlisted in Bennington in Dec. 1863 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L; private. He is listed in the 1890 Attica, NY Soldiers' census.

 

MILLER, Conrad - enlisted in Bennington in Jan. 1862 in the NY 16th Cavalry, Co. E; private, age 24. Listed in the 1890 Bennington Soldiers' census as having served from Jan. 1862 - Aug. 1865. He died in 1926 and was interred in Cowlesville.

 

MILLER, Peter - enlisted in Bennington  in Nov. 1862 in the NY 105 Infantry, Co. A; private, age 24.

 

MONTGOMERY, George C. - enlisted the 1st NY Dragoons, Co. C. Born on Aug. 8, 1846, he was killed at the Battle of Cedar Creek, VA on Oct. 19, 1864. Burial at Cowlesville, NY.

 

MOONEY, Perry - enlisted in Bennington in Feb. 1862 in the NY 105 Infantry, Co. E; private, age 21.

 

MUNS, George T. - enlisted in Buffalo in Sept. 1861 in the NY 49 Infantry, Co. D; 2nd lieutenant, age 27. The son of Hard & Elizabeth Botting Muns, he was on a 1866 map of Cowlesville, NY. He died and was buried in 1911 in Cowlesville cemetery.

 

MUNS, John - enlisted in Bennington in Sept. 1864 in the NY 187 Infantry, Co. G; sergeant, age 28 (born 1835). He was the brother of George (above). He was shot through the heart at Dinwiddie Court House, VA in 1864 and died. Buried in Cowlesville.

 

NEEDHAM, Cushman B. - enlisted in Bennington in Aug. 1862 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L; private.

 

NIEMANN, William H. - enlisted at Dale, town of Middlebury, Wyoming, NY in Sept. 1861 in the NY 5th Cavalry, Co. E; 1st sergeant. He was captured at Buckland Mills, VA on October 18, 1863, but was mustered out with his unit in June 1865. He died June 15, 1867 and was buried at Summit View cemetery, town of Bennington, NY.

 

O'NEIL (or O'NEAL), Arthur - enlisted in Albany in May 1861 in the NY 14 Infantry,  Co. D; private, age 46. Born in Scotland, he probably died on July 7, 1862 in the Seven Days Battle before Richmond, VA. Burial was at Cowlesville. He was survived by his daughter, Mrs. Josephine O'Neil Austin, wife of George.


ORR, Charles Alvin - enlisted in Bennington in Sept. 1864 in the NY 187 Infantry, Co. G; private, age 18 (born in Holland, NY). Received the Congressional Medal of Honor for rescuing wounded men at great personal risk. His only connection to Bennington appears to be he enlisted there according to the muster in rolls. He lived in Buffalo after the war and was a Grand Army of the Republic post commander. Burial at Forest Lawn, Buffalo.

 

ORR, Daniel W. - enlisted in Apr. 1861 in the Ohio 8th Infantry, Co. H; private. He is listed in the 1890 Bennington Soldiers' census.

 

ORR, Henry C. - enlisted in Bennington in Aug. 1862 in the NY 136 Infantry, Co. H; private, age 21. A farmer born in Darien, NY, he was 5' 9" with blue eyes, black hair, and of dark complexion. He was discharged on Dec. 15, 1863 at York, PA after having lost his right arm to amputation due to a gunshot wound at Gettysburg, PA. He lived in Bennington in 1870 and Sheldon, NY in 1890.

 

OSGOOD, Vriling Daniel - enlisted in Bennington in Sept. 1862 in the NY 136 Infantry,     Co. H; musician, age 22. Born in Gainesville, NY on Sept. 5, 1840, he was the son of the sister of his adopted mother, Lucinda Adams and her husband, Vriling Osgood. He was a 6' tall farmer with red hair and blue eyes. He kept a Civil War daily diary in 1864 (a copy of the contents is at the Wyoming county, NY Historian's Office). He was a good friend of fellow soldier Lafayette West and participated with him in 23 battles and Sherman's March to the Sea. After the war he was a Bennington supervisor and in 1874 he built the Cowlesville covered bridge. Listed in the 1890 Bennington soldiers census. Died at his home in Eagle Harbor the last week of Feb.1922 and buried at Cowlesville, NY.

 

PALMER, Henry E. - enlisted in Aug. 1862 in the PA 142 Infantry, Co. G; corporal, age 25 (born 1837). Wounded at Chancellorsville, VA and Gettysburg, PA (shot in right leg). Listed in the 1890 Bennington Soldiers' census. He is buried in Varysburg or Attica, NY.

 

PARSONS, HARRY – enlisted in Co. D of the 14th NY Volunteer Infantry.  He was a member of the Parsons family of Cowlesville, Town of Bennington, NY.

 

PAUL, James B. - enlisted in Bennington in Sept. 1862 in the NY 136 Infantry, Co. H; private, age 24. Born in Maple, ME, he was a cooper by occupation and was 5' 9" tall with blue eyes, dark hair, and dark complexion. He was guarding his company's equipment when it was overrun by Stonewall Jackson's rebels at Chancellorsville, VA. He was listed as missing in action at the time, and was later discharged on Apr. 27, 1864 at Washington, DC due to disability.

 

PETRIE ,William H. - died at age 20 and buried at Maple Lawn cemetery, Bennington. He is mentioned as a "Soldier of 1861- 1865" but was not in the 1860 Bennington census.

 

PICK, Isaac - enlisted in Bennington in Aug. 1862 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L; private. He died on June 22, 1864 of exhaustion at a field hospital.

 


PLUMLEY, Eugene - enlisted in Apr. 1861 in the OH 19 Infantry, Co. D; corporal, (born Sept. 19, 1841). He was shot in the leg in 1861 and was a P.O.W. in Libby Prison, VA. He re- enlisted as a corporal in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L in 1863. Wounded again on June 16, 1864 near Petersburg, VA. and discharged for disability. (See "Historical Wyoming" - Oct. 1994 issue which includes the story of the minie ball which entered the inner corner of his left eye and lodged under his right ear). He is in Bennington in the 1890 Soldiers' census. Died in 1904 and was buried at Maple Lawn, Bennington.

 

RICE, Charles H. - enlisted in Bennington in Aug. 1862 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L; private. He is listed in 1890 in the Sherman, Chautauqua, NY Soldiers' census.

 

RICE, Eugene - enlisted in the NY 9th Cavalry, Co. K; private. In the 1890 census of Bennington soldiers there is a man by this name with a Folsomdale mailing address.

 

RICE, Friend W. - enlisted in Bennington in  Aug. 1862 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L; private.

 

RINKER, Jacob - enlisted in Buffalo in Aug. 1862 in the NY 116 Infantry, Co. E; private, age 28. He was wounded in action on May 27, 1863 at Port Hudson, LA. The "Attica News" lists him as a Bennington resident in his obituary. He died in May 1908. Burial in Forest Hill cemetery, Attica, Wyoming, NY.

 

ROBERTS, John W. - enlisted in Bennington in Oct. 1864 in the NY 187 Infantry, Co. G; private, age 23.

 

ROBINSON, Seymour L. - enlisted in Bennington in Aug. 1862 in the 1st NY Dragoons, Co. C; private, age 18 (born 1843). He died of disease during the war in Sept. 1864 and was buried at Cowlesville, NY.

 

RONALD, Paul - enlisted in Sept. 1861 in the NY 100 Infantry, Co. E; private. He was wounded twice during the war. He is listed in the 1890 Bennington Soldiers' census although the first letter of his last name is hard to decipher in the census.

 

ROWLEY, Chester M. - enlisted in Bennington in Dec. 1861 in the NY 105 Infantry,   Co. A; drummer, age 22 (born Dec. 1839). The son of Roger and Hannah Osgood Rowley, he died of disease at age 22 yr.., 2 mo., & 10 days on Feb. 22, 1862. Burial was at Maple Lawn, Bennington, NY.

 

RUDE, Nelson O. - regiment unknown. He was born on Feb. 14, 1817 and died June 30, 1893. Burial was at Maple Lawn, Bennington, NY. He was survived by a son, Adelbert, and a daughter, Mrs. John Cooper. There is a man by this name in Meridian, Cayuga, NY in the 1890 Soldiers' census.

 

SARGENT, James Augustus - enlisted in the IL 74 Infantry, Co. B; (born Dec. 2, 1841). He was in the 1860 Bennington census at age 18 years, the son of John and Harriet Fairbanks Sargent. He died July 20, 1869 and was buried at Cowlesville.

 

SCHADLER, Joseph - enlisted in Jan. 1864 in the 1st NY Light Artillery, Battery I; private. He was shot through both legs according to the 1890 Bennington Soldiers' census. His surname is difficult to read in the census so it may be somewhat different than listed.

 

SCHLICK, Jacob A. - enlisted in Wisconsin in July 1861 in the WI 6 Infantry, Co. A; sergeant, age 22 (born 1839). Re- enlisted in Aug. 1862 in the WI 23 Infantry, Co. F; as a captain, promoted to 2nd lieutenant on Aug. 15, 1862. He was pensioned for an injury to his spine. He is listed in, and was enumerator of, the 1890 Bennington Soldiers' census. He died in 1920 and was interred in Maple Lawn cemetery, Bennington Center, NY.

 

SCHOENTHAL, Jacob F. – born in 1841, Jacob enlisted in Dec.1863 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. M as a private. He was discharged on 6/5/1865.  He is listed in the 1890 Bennington Soldiers' census. His father, Christian Schoenthal, is buried at Cowlesville (1810-Apr. 27, 1889).  Jacob died in 1929, according to F. Chris Schoenthal.

 

SCHUM, John Jr. - enlisted in Bennington in Dec. 1863 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L; private, age 22 (born 1840). He was in the 1870 Bennington Directory. He was listed in the 1890 Attica Soldiers' census. He died Dec. 18, 1894 with burial at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic cemetery, Bennington, NY.

 

SIMPSON, Parmeius W. - enlisted in Bennington in Aug. 1862 in the 1st NY Dragoons, Co. C; private, age 23. There was a 30 yr. old physician's son by this name in 1860 Bennington. During the war he was reported missing in action on June 12, 1864 probably at Trevillian Station, VA. Listed in the 1890 Bennington Soldiers' census.

 

SMITH, Louis - enlisted in Nov. 1861 in the NY 10th Cavalry, Co. C; private, age 28. He served in the Civil War from Nov. 1861 - July 1865. He resided in Bennington in 1870. Listed in the 1890 Bennington Soldiers' census. He died in 1906 and was buried at Cowlesville, NY.

 

STEDMAN, Frank - enlisted in the MI 8 Infantry, Co. H; private, age 20. Born in Bennington, NY ca. 1844. Died on May 25, 1908 and interred in Forest Lawn, Attica.

 

STREVER, Henry R. - enlisted in the NY 104 Infantry, Co. A. He was born in 1837. He died on Apr. 4, 1868 at age 30 yr., 7 mo., & 4 days. Burial at Maple Lawn, Bennington.

 

STREVER, Reuben - enlisted in the NY 104 Infantry, Co. A. Born in 1810, he also served in the Mexican War. He died Nov. 8, 1891 and was buried in Cowlesville, NY.

 

SUITOR, George - enlisted in Bennington in the 1 NY Dragoons, Co. C; private, age 20.

 

TOLLES, Edward D. - enlisted in Attica in Sept. 1861 in the NY 5th Cavalry, Co. F; 1st lieutenant. Born in Bennington on Feb. 20, 1841, the son of Roswell and Eliza Doty Tolles. He was the grandson of John Tolles (War of 1812 Veteran), who was among the earliest settlers in Bennington in 1802. Edward was the great grandson of Amos Tolles (Rev. War Veteran) -the first white man to die and be buried in Bennington in 1805. Edward died Nov. 20, 1907 and was buried at Forest Hill, Attica, Wyoming, NY.

 

TOLLES, Ralph Norton - enlisted in Bennington in Sept. 1861 in the NY 5th Cavalry,  Co. F; private, (born Jan. 4, 1837). The son of James Sibley Tolles who wrote, "A Pioneer on the Holland Land Purchase" in 1865 concerning early Bennington, NY history, and his wife, Nancy Harriet Doty. Also a great grandson of Amos Tolles (Rev. War). Ralph was killed accidentally by a gunshot wound from a comrade near New Market, VA. on May 9, 1862 at age 25 years. His last words were said to be, " Tell my Father I always tried to do my best."

 

VAN DAKE, Hiram H. - enlisted in Albany, NY in May 1861 in the NY 14 Infantry,    Co. D; private, age 21. He re- enlisted in Bennington, NY in Dec. 1863 in the NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L as a 1st lieutenant. He was wounded in action on the Weldon Railroad near Petersburg, VA on June 22, 1864 and was discharged due to disability.

 

WARRINER, Chester - enlisted in Bennington in Sept. 1862 in the NY 136 Infantry,    Co. H; private, age 30 (born June 29, 1831). Born in Bennington, NY, the son of Hiram and Lucinda Storm Warriner. He was a 5' 6" tall farmer with black hair and eyes, and a dark complexion. He was also a great grandson of Amos Tolles (Rev. War Veteran), through Amos' daughter, Rachel Tolles, who married Benjamin Warriner (Rev. War Veteran buried in Bennington). Chester suffered a slight injury to his foot at Gettysburg, PA according to the "Western New Yorker". He was promoted to corporal and transferred to the Signal Corps on Apr. 19, 1863. He died on March 21, 1901 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

 

WEST, Arzy - enlisted in Bennington in Sept. 1862 in the NY 136 Infantry, Co. H; private; age 29. The son of Thomas and Betsey Armstrong West, he was born in Middlebury, NY. He was the grandson of John Armstrong (Rev. War Veteran) and Jonathan West (possibly the Rev. War Veteran married to Prudence Allen).  Two of his brothers also served in the Civil War- Andrew A. West (served in NY 160 Infantry, Co. G) and Lafayette West (NY 136 Infantry). Arzy West was 5' 10" tall with blue eyes, dark hair, and of light complexion. He and his brothers wrote letters home during the war and in one of them written with comrade, Vriling Osgood, it was mentioned that Arzy somehow knew he was going to die in battle. On July 3, 1863 he was shot in the head and killed instantly while on the skirmish line with his brother, Lafayette at Gettysburg, PA. He is buried in New York Plot A - 66 in the Gettysburg National Military Park Cemetery.


WEST, Lafayette - enlisted in Bennington in Sept. 1862 in the NY 136 Infantry, Co. H; corporal; age 24 (born Dec. 7, 1837). Born in Middlebury, Wyoming, NY, the brother of Arzy West (above). He was 5' 9" tall, with blue eyes and red hair. For more information concerning this family and the brothers' civil war experiences see the April 1993 issue of "Historical Wyoming". He was promoted to corporal in June 1864 but requested to be reduced back to the ranks in Sept. 1864 in Atlanta, GA, before going on Sherman's March to the Sea. He was mustered out (after 23 battles) with his regiment after the Grand Review in Washington, DC in 1865. He lived most of his life in Bennington and died there on June 30, 1919. Burial was in Maple Lawn cemetery, Bennington, NY. He was survived by his wife, Jennie Jones West and three daughters, Ida West Rowley, Ada West Walker, and Clara West Fuest.

 

WILLIAMS, Andrew A. - enlisted in Bennington in Aug. 1862 in the 1st NY Dragoons, Co. C; 5th Sergeant, age 32. He was taken prisoner at Manassas, VA. On Sept. 17, 1863 he died at Libby Prison as a prisoner of war.

 

WILLIAMS, Samuel P. - enlisted in Bennington in Aug. 1862 in the 1st NY Dragoons, Co. C; private, age 26. He was wounded on June 12, 1864 at Trevillian Station, VA and was captured. According to the records of the Wyoming county historian's office, he died at Libby Prison, Virginia.

 

WOCKENAUER, Anthony - enlisted in the NY 3rd Provisional Cavalry, Co. C. He died at age 35 years and 6 months. He was buried on Dec. 14, 1879 at Sacred Heart Catholic cemetery, Bennington, NY.

 

WOODARD, William H. - enlisted in Bennington in Feb. 1862 in the NY 105 Infantry, Co. E; private, age 22. He died in Washington, DC and was buried on April 18, 1862.

 

ZWETSCH, Christian - enlisted in Aug. 1862 in the NY 9th Heavy Artillery, Co. M; private, age unknown. He is listed in the 1890 Census of Bennington soldiers although his surname is hard to read. It may be misspelled here.

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SOURCES:

 

1.) " A Record of the Commissioned Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Privates of New York Who Assisted in Suppressing the Rebellion" - compiled by the New York State Adjutant General's Office. Also know as the original muster-in rolls; (1868). New York State Adjutant General's Report (1903).

 

2.) "Historical Wyoming" - the October 1959 article entitled "Roll of Honor for Bennington", by Grace Willard and Ray Barber.

 

3.) Register of Deaths, Discharges, Descriptive Rosters et al for the NY 136th Infantry, Company H- from the National Archives, Washington, DC.

 

4.) U. S. Census Records, Church Records, and the 1870 Town Directory -Bennington.

 

5.) Wyoming County Historian's Office Civil War Records for Bennington, NY.

 

6.) "Western New Yorker" - issue of July 23, 1863, in particular, for the NY 136th casualties at Gettysburg.

 

7.) "History of Wyoming County" - by F. W. Beers and Co. (1880)- but it only lists 35 of the over 100 Civil War soldiers from the town of Bennington, NY.

 

8.) The 1890 Census of Bennington, NY of Civil War Soldiers and Widows

 

9.) Records of the Bennington Historical Society Museum, Cowlesville, NY

            Please note that their records also mention the following men as possible Civil War soldiers, but additional research is required to confirm their service or Bennington connection: Ellery AUSTIN, Ira W. AUSTIN, James Rufus Sweetwater AUSTIN, Henry A. BAKER, Dudley BLINEBERRY, Andrew J. DRISCOLL, Henry H. HUNT, Mortimer INGERSOLL, John KERSCH, Ellis LOOMIS, Wallace MAXON, Samuel MC KINNEY,

Lafayette MITCHELL, Duane MAPES, Harry PARSONS, Charles B., Lloyd, and Thomas B. PATTENGILL, Durkee SANBORN, Joseph A. SARGENT, L.A.SHERMAN,

Fredrick J. ULRICH, and Storm WARRINER. In addition, William W. AUSTIN and Charles GOODFELLOW deserted from the NY 187th, Co. G, so are not listed.

 

NOTES:

 

            The July 27, 1865 issue of the "Western New Yorker" mentioned a census which Mr. C. B. Day was enumerating for Bennington, NY. There were 2,443 inhabitants of the town, with 1,244 being male and 1,199 being female. The whole number who were then, or had been, in the service was 114, of whom 48 were in the service at June 1, 1865, 39 had been discharged, and 27 (24 % of the total) had died or been killed in battle. Of those returned, 2 had lost an arm, and several were injured, i.e.. Eugene Plumley who was quoted as saying, " I have the ball in my possession but I think would have returned it if a suitable opportunity had been presented."

           

            The NY 8th Heavy Artillery, Co. L [previously the NY 129]; 1st NY Dragoons (cavalry), Co. C [previously the NY 130]; NY 136 Infantry, Co. H, and the 2nd Mounted Rifles, Co. M were recruited in Bennington. During the first year of the war some of the soldiers of the town enlisted in units formed in other parts of the state such as Albany.

 

            There were 33 Civil War soldiers remaining in Bennington in the 1890 Census, as well as 4 widows of soldiers.

 

COMPILER:  Elizabeth Stead Kaszubski, Great Great Granddaughter of Lafayette West.

                                                                                                            Revised May 5, 2002

 

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