In the 1860's boys and young men from NY's Wharton Valley served in a brutal Civil War. Listed below are some of the names of the men from our valley that served in that conflict. In no way do I have the names of all that served, and thats where you come in. Any help with names and informarion (Company, Regiment, where served, when, etc.) on soldiers from our area will be greatly appreciated.
Alonzo Adams, 1st artillery, wounded in the Battle of Seven Pines (Va). Discharged 11/6/62.
Cyrus Covey, 1st artillery, killed in the Battle of Seven Pines (Va.) 5/31/62.
Lyman Gettis, 121st NY Volunteer Infantry, wounded in the hand at the Battle of Wilderness (Va) 5/5/64, discharged 8/23/65.
Eugene Utley, 114th Infantry, died of his wounds received from the Battle of Cedar Creek (Va) 9/62.
The following inlisted in the 121st Regiment at Herkimer NY in July & Aug 1862.
Aaron Stevens, killed in the Battle of Fredericksburg (Va) 5/3/63 and was buried on the battlefield.
Thomas Adams, wounded in the right arm at the Battle of Antietam (Maryland) 9/17/62. Returned to duty and lost his left arm in the Battle of the Wilderness 5/5/64.
Edwin Arnold, a musician.
Daniel Barrett, Co. F, 121st Volunteer Infantry. died of disease 10/24/62 in a regimental hospital in Bakersfield Maryland.
J Tracy Morton, age 20, killed in the Battle of Fredericksburg (Sailors Creek Va). John's body was returned to Edmeston for burial. No flag was available fot the burial so blacksmith Lines Smith cut a pattern out of tin for the stars, while Eli Chamberlain traveled to Utica for cloth. Ten Edmeston women sewed the Union flag for the Morton burial.
Charles Cushman, wounded in the hip at the Battle of Cedar Creek Va) 10/14/62, discharged 6/65.
George Reynolds, wounded 9/18/64 in the Battle of Cedar Creek, discharged 5/65.
The following inlisted in the "Berdans Sharpshooters" in Albany.
Hubert Burdick, died in camp after the Battle of Fredricksburg (Va), 9/62.
Albert Stevens (unknown)
The following eleven signed for a 9 month inlistment in the 2nd regiment of the "Hawkins Zouaves" (part of the 9th NY Volunteer Infantry), 1862
William Alger, 9 mo.
Charles Burdick, served 9 months, reinlisted, died in the Battle of Clinton Mississippi 7/5/64.
Michael Briggs, reinlisted, died of cronic diarrhea.
Henry Casprus, 9 mo.
Marvin Coman, 9 mo.
Charles Chamberlain, 9 mo.
James Grant, 9 mo.
Henry Herrick, 9 mo.
Joseph Squires, killed in the Battle of Vicksburg.
Nathan West, 9 mo.
The following inlisted in the 121st infantry 8/63.
John Coman, captured in the Battle of the Wilderness 5/64. Was a prisoner for 3 months, exchanged but died in Annapolis Md. as a result of his ill treatment while a prisoner.
Adelbert Reed, wounded in the left shoulder at the Battle of Spotsylvania 5/8/64. Discharged 5/5/65.
Henry Ackerman, wounded at Ream Station 1864, discharged sometime after.
Joseph Reed, taken prisoner 6/10/64, exchanged but died soon after (12/12/64 in Annapolis Md hospital) due to ill treatment while a prisoner.
The following joined the 2nd artillery.
Arvine Hawkins, died at Chester Pa. Hospital from wounds received at the Battle of Cold Harbor.
David Talbot, wounded in the hand at the Battle of Cold Harbor 6/64. Discharged 5/16/65.
Alvin Peck, wounded at the Battle of Deep Bottom (Va). Discharged 6/14/65.
William Pope, wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor 6/6/64. Died from the effects of the wounds at Davids Isle NY 6/29/64.
Names from the Burlington Flats cemetary
Samuel Arnold, 1st NYL Artillery.
Leroy H Arnold, 1st NYL Artillery. (Samuel's son, killed in action, age 16).
Wm A Cross, musician Co G, 24th Regiment NY Voluntiers.
Fayette Fitch. Starved to death at Andersonville Prison.
Job Richard, Co F 14 Vet Res Corp.
L A Motte, Co D, 44th Regiment.
Charles B West, Co F 121st NY Vol Regiment.
Fayett D Wing, Co F, 121st Regiment.
Names from the Edmeston cemetary
Names from the Jennings cemetary
Col David Gardner