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Orsell Cook Brown
b. April 20, 1835 Sugar Grove, PA
d. March 21, 1881
Buried, Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, NY , Lake Bluff Section
8/19/1861 Enlisted 44th NY Infantry Regiment, Ellsworth Avengers
8/30/1861 Mustered in Private, Co A, Clerk in the Quartermasters Dept.
2/23/1864 Re-enlisted as veteran, transferred to Co. C.
10/1864 Promoted to Quartermaster Sgt. of 140th NY Infantry
12/12/1864 Commissioned, not mustered, 2nd Lieut w/rank
6/3/1865 Transferred to 5th Veteran Infantry
8/21/1865 Mustered out of 5th at Harts Island, NY
On the print for the NY 44th which I previously submitted and you have posted he is listed as "Major Brown", but I have not
been able to find that paperwork in the documents donated to the NY State Library and have yet to be able to verify this.

Zebulon Burch Jr.
Born: January 11, 1834, in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, NY
Died: May 12, 1901, at his home (Burch Homestead), 437 Robin Hill Rd. Frewsburg, Chautuaqua County, NY
Burial: May 15, 1901, Maple Grove Cemetery Frewsburg, Chautuaqua County, NY, Section 3 Lot 212.

Military Service: Civil War (POW) Veteran:
49th Regiment, Co. K, NY Volunteers. Enlisted August 26, 1861, at Jamestown, NY. Served 3 years, mustered in as a PVT.. On October 15, 1862, was Captured In Action (POW), near Fairfax Courthouse, VA, and was Paroled May 12, 1864.

Zebulon was granted his pension on December 24, 1900, and received it in Frewsburg, NY

Source: TSGT W.W. Burtch, Jr

Winfield S. Cameron
born June 5, 1838; Ellicott, New York;
Died November 13, 1918; Jamestown, New York;
Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, New York
Winfield S Cameron
 Enlist Date 05 August 1862 at Randolph, NY  Rank, 1st Sergt age 24
Promoted to Full 2nd Lieut on 11 January 1863
Promoted to Full 1st Lieut on 07 March 1863
Promoted to Full Capt on 14 March 1865 (As of Co. G)
Served New York  Enlisted H Co. 154th Inf Reg. NY Mustered Out at
Bladensburg, MD on 11 June 1865 Transferred on 30 December 1863 from Company
H to Company B
Transferred on 22 May 1865from Company B to Company G
Source: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General
Photo Source:  Phil Palen, courtesy of the Gowanda Area Historical Society.

Elial Foote Carpenter
LIEUTENANT COLONEL Jamestown, N.Y. Promoted from Major and mustered Jan
11th, 1863. in command of Regiment at Suffolk, during siege. in action
Edenton Road and Carrsville. in command of Regiment from July. 3d to July
12th, '63. On recruiting service in Chautauqua Co., N.Y., from Dec. 20th,
1863, to April 15th, 1864 in command of Regiment from May 5th to May 16th,
1864. in action May 8th at Walthal Junction. in action at Proctor's Creek,
May 16th. Mortally wounded. See History. Died May 18th, at Bermuda Hundred.
Source:  Phil Palen, courtesy of the Gowanda Area Historical Society.

Benjamin G. Casler
Born January 12, 1837; Cold Spring, New York;
Died December 14, 1883; Great Bridge, Virginia.
Buried Randolph Cemetery, Randolph, New York
Benjamin G Casler
 Enlist Date 08 August 1862  At Jamestown, NY Rank, 1st Lieut  age 26
Promoted to Full Capt on 04 March 1863
Served New York  Commission A Co. 154th Inf Reg. NY disch on 14 March 1865
Source: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General
Photo Source:  Phil Palen, courtesy of the Gowanda Area Historical Society.

Jeremiah Clinton Drake
Westfield, N.Y., promoted from Captain, Co. K, 49th
N.Y., Sept. 1862. in command of Brigade, Suffolk, Va., during the siege. in
skirmish on Edenton Road, April 25, 1863. in battle at Carrsville, Va., May
16th, 1863. in command of Brigade on return from expedition to South Anna
Bridge, from July 2d to July 12th, 1863. in command of Brigade on Folly
Island from Jan. 3d to Feb. 10th, 1864. in command of Brigade, Jacksonville,
Fla., from Feb. 29th to March 11th. in command of Division from March 11th
to April 20th. in command of Brigade from May. 5th to June 1st. in action at
Walthal Junction on May 8th. in action at Proctor's Creek May 16th. Absent
from command twelve days from March 26th, 1863. in action and mortally
wounded June 1st, 1864, at Cold Harbor; died June 2d. See Obituary. 

Colonel Jeremiah C. Drake. Colonel Drake was mortally wounded leading the
112th  regiment in an assault on the Confederate works at Cold Harbor on
June 1, 1864.

Source:  Phil Palen, courtesy of the Gowanda Area Historical Society.

Josiah William Fields, Jr.
enlisted Wisconsin 25 December 1861 Private Union Army
Claimed Residence in Friendship, Adams co, WI

Served Wisconsin, D Co., 16th Inf Reg. WI
Transferred on 01 November 1862 from Company D to Company E (about the time he was assumed wounded, based on pension application date of Oct 1862 for disability).
Source: Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion

American Civil War Regiments

Name of Regiment Date of Organization Muster Date Regiment Type

Wisconsin 16th Infantry Regiment 31 January 1862 12 July 1865 Infantry > Regimental History > Battles Fought
Battle at Bayou Macon, Louisiana
Battle at Columbia, South Carolina
Battle at Georgia Campaign
Battle at Holly Springs, Mississippi
Battle at Iuka, Mississippi
Battle at Jonesboro, Georgia
Battle at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia
Battle at Savannah, Georgia
Battle at Shiloh, Tennessee on 06 April 1862
Battle at Corinth, Mississippi on 03 October 1862
Battle at Corinth, Mississippi on 04 October 1862
Battle at Evansville, Indiana on 31 October 1862
Battle on 22 January 1863
Battle at Goodrich Landing, Louisiana on 30 September 1863
Battle on 04 July 1864
Battle on 07 July 1864
Battle at Atlanta, Georgia on 21 July 1864
Battle at Atlanta, Georgia on 22 July 1864
Battle at Atlanta, Georgia on 24 July 1864
Battle at Atlanta, Georgia on 31 July 1864
Battle at Atlanta, Georgia on 05 August 1864
Battle at Mississippi River on 10 August 1864
Battle at Atlanta, Georgia on 17 August 1864
Battle at Atlanta, Georgia on 19 August 1864
Battle at Atlanta, Georgia on 21 August 1864
Battle at Atlanta, Georgia on 26 August 1864
Battle at Atlanta, Georgia on 28 August 1864
Battle at Lovejoy Station, Georgia on 03 September 1864
Battle on 14 September 1864
Battle at Atlanta, Georgia on 24 September 1864
Battle at Jonesboro, Georgia on 09 November 1864
Battle at Fayetteville, North Carolina on 12 March 1865

From the Civil War Database Website:

Josiah W Fields Friendship WI Priv WI

Enlist Date Enlist Place Survived War Events
12/25/61 WI Y W (He survived the war but wounded.)

Abigail Hulbert Snow was born 1845 in Sheridan, Chautauqua co., NY. She moved to WI and married in 1864, Josiah William Fields, Jr., GAR vet, born 1839, WI.

Photo credit to Frank Jackson collection, USA Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, PA

Source: Richard Field, 2001 (

John C. Griswold
August 1, 1819; Sangersfield, New York;
Died July 24, 1892; Arkwright, New York;
buried Christian Cemetery, Arkwright, New York
John C Griswold
 Enlist Date  03 September 1862 at Jamestown, NY  rank 1st Lieut  age 43
Promoted to Full Capt on 13 April 1863
Served New York  Commission F Co. 154th Inf Reg.(*also called the Hardtack
Regiment) NY disch wounds on 28 April 1864

Samuel P Hedges
Service Record:
Enlisted as a Sergeant on 24 July 1862 at the age of 21
Enlisted in Company B, 112th Infantry Regiment New York on 08 August 1862.
Promoted to Full Lieutenant 2nd Class on 01 August 1863 effective 06 October 1863
Promoted to Full Lieutenant and Adjutant 1st Class on 02 April 1864 effective 08 July 1864
POW on 16 May 1864 at Drury's Bluff, VA
Transfered on 08 July 1864 from company B to company S
Promoted to Full Captain on 18 January 1865 effective 30 March 1865 (Not Mustered)
Paroled on 27 February 1865 at Wilmington, NC
Mustered out Company B, 112th Infantry Regiment New York on 13 June 1865 in Raleigh, NC

He was awarded a pension for injuries, Nov 1904, in Illinois and
Widow RACHEL was awarded a widows pension, Jan 19, 1925 in California

In 1880 he is a Medical Dr in Chicago, Illinois with Wife Rachel, children
Carrie, Willie, Ruby, Grace;
more service data listed on Chautauqua website for the 112th

and another interesting link to the 112th

Several other HEDGES . are buried in Sinclarirville, CHARLOTTE Cemetery
including 1st wife of ELIAS Hedges father of Samuel P HEDGES (1850 census)

Source: Phil Palen

Dana P. Horton
born December 24, 1837; Gerry, New York;
died December 27, 1897; Findley's Lake, New York;
Mina Cemetery, Mina, New York
Dana P Horton
 Enlist Date 03 September 1862 at Arkwright, NY rank Corpl age 23
Promoted to Full 2nd Lieut on 13 February 1863
Promoted to Full 1st Lieut on 21 May 1863
Promoted to Full Capt on 28 April 1864
Served New York  Enlisted F Co. 154th Inf Reg. NY disch disability on 06 August 1864
Photo Source:

John M. Irvin
born July 18, 1842; Warrensville, Pennsylvania;
Died December 29, 1922; Sinclairville, New York;
buried Evergreen Cemetery, Sinclairville, New York
John M Irvin
 Enlist Date 28 August 1862 at  Charlotte, NY rank Priv age 20
Promoted to Full Private (Reduced to ranks from Sergt)
Promoted to Full Corpl on 01 April 1863 (Estimated day)
Promoted to Full Sergt on 01 November 1863
Served New York  Enlisted F Co. 154th Inf Reg. NY disch on 30 June 1865

Miles W. Keogh
Photo taken 1862
Source:  Jan Evans

Arba Langdon
Kennedy Chautauqua Co NY

Service Record:
Enlisted as a Private on 19 August 1861 at the age of 22 Town of Poland
Enlisted in Company G, 49th Infantry Regiment New York on 30 August 1861.
Promoted to Full Corporal on 29 April 1862
According to IGI files he was b Sugar Grove, 28 FEB 1839 died 28 SEP 1862
was born in Sugar Grove, Warren CO PA son of
Laurens Averett Langdon
Mother: Lucinda Blodget
Source: Dolores Davidson

Selden Eurastus Marvin
1st Lieut., Jamestown, N.Y. Detached on Staff of
Acting Brig. Gen. R.S. Foster, as A.A.A.G. from Dec. 1st, 1862, to Sept.
1863. Resigned Sept, 1863, to accept promotion as Major and Assistant
Paymaster, U.S.A.
*Born August 20, 1835 son of Richard Pratt Marvin and Isabella Newlands in
Jamestown, Chautauqua Co NY , Grandson of Selden Marvin and Charlotte Pratt
Selden Erastus Marvin
 Enlist Date  30 July 1862 at Jamestown, NY Rank 1st Lieut age 27
Promoted to Full 1st Lieut on 30 July 1862 (1st Lieut &Adjutant)
Promoted to Full Major on 13 September 1863 (Major &Paymaster U.S.A.)
Served New York  Commission Paymaster's Dept Reg. RA
(* from my Pratt family file /Dee Davidson)
Source:  Phil Palen, courtesy of the Gowanda Area Historical Society.

Charles Ostrye
Charles Ostrye born 23 Apr 1847 Sucha, Bydgoszcz, Poland. Came to US with parents in August 1852. Settled in Dunkirk and then family moved to French Creek in 1864. Charles served with the15th New York Engineers group from Chautauqua Co. He was discharged in 1865 at end of war and returned to French Creek where he farmed until his death . He is buried in St. Matthias Cemetery, French Creek, Chautauqua , NY along with his wife Mary Sullivan.

Perkins, Pisaro
His name in the family records is Pizarro Perkins, born in Perrysburg, NY, December 15, 1840. From family histories, I knew he was in the Civil War, enlisted with Company E, 72nd New York Infantry. Obituary

In 1850 as PIZARRO ae 9 eldest son of Daniel and Esther, siblings,
Eunice Perkins 7 1842
Silena Perkins 4 1845 New York Female
Devolson Perkins 2 1847
Devema Perkins 1.12

Source:  Kyle Ann Gary, 2004

Dennis William Reardon
This man is my G G Grandfather Born Michigan died Ellery, Chautauqua Co NY.
Husband of Olive Augusta COBB b 7/13/1845 Fentonville Chaut. Co NY.
Married in Calhoun Co MI 1865, she died Mayville Chaut. CO NY 1915 buried Mayville.
Dennis W Reardon, Claimed Residence in Homer, MI  05 August 1862, at Marshall, MI
Rank Private, ae 20; promoted to Full Corpl on 12 September 1862; Promoted to Full Sergt on 20 February 1865
Served Michigan   Enlisted A Co. 25th Inf Reg. MI Mustered Out at Salisbury, NC on 24 June 1865
Dennis was wounded in the Battle of Resaca, GA. He carried a minnie ball
lodged in his lung and later developed TB and when he knew he was dying,
brought his wife and kids back from Clay Co., South Dakota to Ellery, he died
2 weeks later. The oldest son, William b 1868 , making the trip on horse back, alone.
Source: Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers 1861-65.
Provided by Dolores Davidson.

General George Stoneman

Staff - 1862

Back Row
All unknown

Front Row
General George Stoneman
Lieut.-Col. Andrew J. Alexander - Assistant Adjutant General

Staff - June 1862 
Source:  Dolores Davidson & Jan Evans

Alfred A.Stratton
This man served from the Town of Elllicott, Chautauqua Co NY  but I cannot
find where he came from/ parents or where he died; 1874

Service Record:
Wounded at Petersburg, VA
Promoted to Full Sergeant
Enlisted as a Private on 19 August 1863 at the age of 18
Enlisted in Company G, 147th Infantry Regiment New York on 19 August 1863.
Discharged because of wounds Company G, 147th Infantry Regiment New York on
27 September 1864

CDV Image
This is a CDV image of Alfred A. Stratton, who served in Company G, 147th
New York Volunteer Infantry. He was a double amputee after being wounded at
the Battle of Petersburg. After losing both of his arms during the war he
traveled around selling these CDV's to make his living

Third Image
Soon after the end of the war the photographs taken for medical reasons were
being used in an increasingly wide manner. As noted, the Museum exhibited
the photographs, not just in Washington but throughout the country at
expositions. After the war, disabled veterans used their photographs to
support themselves in a variety of ways. Private Alfred Stratton took the
most direct route. During the war, he endured a double amputation of both
arms in 1864 and, as a result, received a pension of twenty-five dollars a
month. In 1869, he visited the Museum and had his photograph taken. In later
years, he sold carte-de-visites of himself in a uniform as a disabled

Fourth Image
He did marry and have at least one child, I cannot find;

Source: Dolores Davidson

Perry Vorce
LDS file states he was b 03 DEC 1837 the son of Edwin VORCE of Ellery and wife Sarah CLARK,
he went to Wayne Co Van Buren Michigan  after the war
had a dau Alice b 1870 by 1880
has 3 more, Fred c 1872, Ella c 1876, Grace c 1878

Served the NY 112th
PERRY VORCE, 1st Lieut. Co. E, from Feb. 14, 1865, to March 10, 1865
Captain Perry Vorce;
Sergeant Perry Vorce, Westfield, promoted 1st Sergeant March 24, '63; 2d
Lieutenant, October 7, '64; 1st Lieutenant, January 3, '65; Captain Co. C,
March 8, '65; sick at Folly Island, sent home on leave, October 23, '63;
rejoined January, '64; in hospital from June 23 to September, '64.

this from the Chautauqua 112th military data

in 1870 he is in Wayne County Township: of Van Buren MICHIGAN
his Widow MARY Vorce filed for her widows pension, Sept 5, 1918 Michigan
Source: Phil Palen

Edwin C. Williams
private, Co.G, 49th NY, re-enlisted in Co. E, 5th NY

Cavalry, Kennedy.
Service Record:
Enlisted as a Private on 19 August 1861 at the age of 25
Enlisted in Company G, 49th Infantry Regiment New York on 30 August 1861.
Received a disability discharge Company G, 49th Infantry Regiment New York
on 03 February 1862 in Camp Griffin, VA

In 1880 Edwin is in nearby town of Charlotte has no children; his Mother lives there too;
Edwin WILLIAMS Self M Male W 45 NY RI CT
Calista F. WILLIAMS Wife M Female W 37 CT Housekeeper CT CT
Esther WILLIAMS Mother W Female W 83 CT
Edwin and wife are buried in EVERGREEN, Town of Charlotte Cemetery
Edwin Williams b. September 19,1837 d. December 11,1912 lot 206
Calista Turner Dorsett Williams b. September 8,1843 d. February 7,1920 lot 206
His parents;
James Williams b. Sept 20,1792 d. Sept 9,1872 lot 206
Esther Tracy Williams [his wife] b. November 10,1798 d. June 26,1880 lot 206
Source: Dolores Davidson & Phil Palen

Source: Many of the images shown have been provided  by Phil Palen, courtesy of the Gowanda Area Historical Society, and we want to express appreciation to Phil and the Society for sharing these images with us, 2000.