Albany County G.A.R. Posts
- # 5 - Albany - Chartered Jan. 30, 1867.
Brevet Brigadier General Lewis Benedict, 162d NYSV. Born in 1817 in Albany;
graduate of Williams College, lawyer; Lt. Col. 73d NYSV; appointed Colonel of
162d NYSV Oct. 1862; KIA April 9, 1864 at Pleasant Hill, La.; buried in Albany
Rural Cemetery; brevet for gallantry at Port Hudson, La.
- # 43 - Cohoes - Chartered Sept. 19, 1867.
Brigadier General Nathaniel G. Lyon.
KIA at Wilson's Creek, Mo.
- # 63 - Albany - Nov. 26, 1875 to 1931.
Captain George S. Dawson, Co. F, 2d NY Heavy Artillery. Joined Oct. 1861 at
NYC as 1st Lt., age 23; promoted to Captain Feb. 1862; MWIA June 16, 1864 near
Petersburg, died Dec. 6, 1864 at US Army Hospital in Albany; brevet Colonel of
- # 117 - Coeymans - July 25, 1890 to 1913.
Sgt. Eugene Bronk, Co. I, 177th NYSV. Enlisted as a Private for 9 months at
Coeymans Oct. 1862, age 21; "died Aug. 7, 1863 at Mount Pleasant, La."
- # 121 - Albany - Chartered
Aug. 20, 1870.
Colonel Lewis O. Morris,
7th NY Heavy Artillery. Captain 1st US Artillery;
appointed Colonel of 7th NYHA Aug. 1862, age 38; KIA June 4, 1864 by a
sharpshooter at Cold Harbor.
- # 198 - Altamont - Chartered Jan. 24, 1881.
1st Lt. Michael H. Barclay, Co. K, 7th NY Heavy Artillery. Joined Aug. 1862 at
Albany as 1st Lt., age 22; MWIA June 5, 1864 at Cold Harbor; died July 6 at
Carver Hospital, Washington, DC, after right leg was amputated.
- # 312 - West Troy - Chartered May 1, 1905.
Captain Patrick Kane, Co. D, 175th NYSV. Joined at Albany Oct. 1862 as 1st
Lt., age 24; promoted to Captain Nov. 1862; WIA June 14, 1863 at Port Hudson,
La.; died of typhoid fever Sept. 6, 1863 at Baton Rouge, La.
NOTE: In 1905, the Walter O. Jones Post #371 was consolidated with #312 Kane in
- # 371 - West Troy
Sgt. Walter O. Jones, Co. M, 15th NY Cavalry. Joined as a Private, Co. B, 3d
NYSV for two years as "Walter D. Jones" at Newburgh April 1861, age 18;
discharged at Albany May 21, 1863; joined 15th NY Cavalry as Private Dec. 1863;
promoted to Sgt. Oct 1864; mustered out as supernumerary June 28, 1865 at
Cloud's Mills, Va.
- # 519 - Green Island - Jan. 15, 1889 to 1916.
Private Uri Gilbert, Co. F, 125th NYSV. Joined July 1862 at Troy, age 18;
surrendered and paroled at Harpers Ferry in 1862; captured at Petersburg June
22, 1864; NYS AGO says "no further record" but 125th's regimental history
states he was mustered out with regiment.
- # 580 - South Westerlo - Chartered Aug. 26, 1895.
2d Lt. Charles Swain Evans, Co. I, 7th NY Heavy Artillery. Joined Aug. 1862 at
Rensselaerville as Private, age 22; promoted to 1st Sgt. Feb. 1864; to 2d Lt.
April 1864; MWIA June 3, 1864 at Cold Harbor; died June 5, 1864 at Division
- # 601 - Albany - Chartered Oct. 4, 1886.
Lt. Col. Timothy J. Quinn, 7th NY Cavalry. 1st Lt. in 2d NYSV May through July
1861, age 29; mustered as Lt. Col. 7th NY Cavalry at Albany Dec. 1861; mustered
out with regiment March 1862; mustered as Major of 1st NY Veteran Cavalry Jan.
1863; resigned Jan. 1865.
- # 629 - Cohoes - Chartered July 27, 1888.
- # 644 - Albany - Chartered Dec. 31, 1889.
Colonel William A. Jackson, 18th NYSV. Joined May 1861 at Albany, age 29; died
of disease in Washington, DC Nov. 10, 1861.
- # 645 - West Berne - Chartered Jan. 25, 1890.
Captain Charles McCulloch, Co. D, 7th NY Heavy Artillery. Joined at Albany
Aug. 1862 as Captain, age 31; KIA May 19, 1864 at Harris House, Spotsylvania.
- # 671 - Watervliet - Chartered April 25, 1905.
Major General John Ellis Wool.
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