in Otsego County
- # 15 - Schenevus - Chartered 3/11/74.
The Brown Brothers.
- Private Ziba H. Brown, Co. D, 3d NY Cavalry. Joined July
1861 at Schenevus as a Private, age 23; died of disease 12/20/61
at Camp Bates, MD.
- Major Hamilton Brown, 1st Colored Cavalry. Born in the Town of
Maryland, NY, 7/29/30; graduated from Union College 1852; member of
a Schenevus law firm by 1854; joined 3d NY Cavalry July 1861 at
Schenevus as QM Sgt. 7/61, age 31; promoted to 2d Lt. Co. G 9/62, to
1st Lt. Co. D 12/62; mustered as Captain 1st Colored Cavalry 11/63,
as Major 12/63; died of disease at home in Schenevus 10/22/64.
- # 25 - Worcester - Chartered 4/22/79.
Captain David I. Johnson, Co. I, 51st NYSV. Joined 9/61 at NYC as
Captain, age 34; raised a company in Worcester, NY; MWIA
by a sharpshooter while leading a charge 3/14/62 at New
Berne, NC; died 3/19/62.
- # 26 - Cooperstown - 5/26/78 to 1931.
Major Levi C. Turner, Judge Advocate, U.S. Volunteers. Resigned
from the bench in Otsego County to serve under Judge Advocate
Holt; appointed Major and Judge Advocate USV 7/31/62; brevet Lt.
Col. and Colonel USV during 1865; died of disease in the line
of duty 3/13/67 in Washington, DC, age 61; buried in Lakewood
- # 49 - Butternuts - Post active during 1875.
Captain Willard A. Musson, Co. E, 152d NYSV. Born in Butternuts;
attended the Gilbertsville Academy, taught school, "then going
on a farm;" supposed to have joined the band of the 51st NYSV
but returned home when the regimental bands were dissolved; joined
10/62 at Mohawk as 2d Lt., Co. G, 152d NYSV, age 24; 1st Lt. Co. E
11/63; WIA 6/1/64 at Cold Harbor; Captain 9/1/64; KIA 10/27/64
at Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA.
- # 61 - Morris - 3/29/74 to 12/16.
1st Sgt. George T. Kidder, Co. C, 152d NYSV. Joined 8/62 at Morris,
as Sgt. Co. C, age 31; KIA 5/6/64 at the Wilderness.
- # 114 - Oaksville - Post active in 1872.
1st Lieutenant Josiah Hinds, Co. G, 152d NYSV. Joined 10/62 at
Mohawk as 1st Lt., age 28; died of fever at Otsego 8/7/64.
- # 119 - Oneonta - Chartered 1/21/71.
Private Edwin D. Farmer, Co. K, 121st NYSV. Brother of Womens
Relief Corps president Eliza Farmer; born in Oneonta in 1834;
joined at Oneonta 8/63; a description of the Farmer Post says
he died in Andersonville Prison, but a county history and the
NYS AGO Report says he was KIA at Salem Church, VA, 5/3/63;
his name appears on Oneonta's Soldiers' Monument.
- # 124 - Unadilla - 10/4/79 to 1920.
Captain Charles C. Siver, Co. H, 144th NYSV. born in the town
of Meridith, Delaware County; while quite young he went with
his father's family to the town of Sidney, "passing his early
boyhood days upon his father's farm, and in going to school;"
enlisted for 3-month term in the 8th NYSM and served at
Bull Run; returned to Sidney upon discharge "and went South
again as a sutler's agent;" "was taken sick with typhoid fever
in a few months and was brought home;" joined the 144th NYSV
at Hancock 9/62 as 1st Lt. Co. F, age 23; Captain Co. H, 4/64;
"was detailed as assistant adjutant of the post stationed at
Hilton Head, SC, on the staff of Brig. Gen. E.E. Potter;"
mustered out with company 6/65; "a respected citizen and a
distinguished soldier of the Village of Unadilla."
- # 129 - Edmeston - Post active in 1872.
1st Lieutenant John T. Morton, Co. C, 121st NYSV. Joined at
Edmeston 8/62 as a private, age 19; promoted to Sgt., 1st
Sgt.; to Sgt. Major 2/4/65; to 1st Lt. 3/65; KIA 4/6/65 at
Sayler's Creek, VA.
- # 139 - Laurens - chartered 7/12/90.
The Hall Brothers:
- Private James F. Hall, Co. I, 121st NYSV. Joined at Laurens, August of
1862, age 22; died of typhoid fever on Dec. 23, 1862 at White Oak Church, VA.
- Musician LeRoy Hall, Co. I, 121st NYSV. Joined as a drummer in August of
1862 at Laurens, age 24; mustered out June 25, 1865.
- # 189 - Otego - 12/29/80 to 1914.
- # 223 - Gilbertsville - Chartered 6/30/81.
Captain Willard Musson, Co. E, 152d NYSV. See Post #49.
- # 224 - South Valley - Chartered 7/4/81.
Brigadier General Emory Upton. Born August 27, 1839 in Batavia, NY; attended
Oberlin College in Ohio; graduated from West Point in 1861 and the same day
appointed 2d Lt. in Fourth US Artillery, promoted to 1st Lt on May 14, 1861;
wounded while ADC to General Tyler at First Manassas; battery commander on the
Peninsula and led Artillery brigade during Antietam campaign. On October 23,
1862, was appointed Colonel of the 121st NYSV; led a brigade in Sixth Corps
from Gettysburg to Spottsylvania, where he was wounded while breaking the
"bloody angle;" appointed Brigadier General on May 12, 1864; was wounded at
Opequan leading a division; assumed command of a cavalry division in Alabama
on Dec. 13, 1864; in 1866 he became Lt. Colonel of 25th US Infantry. Was
postwar commandant of West Point, 1870-75; revised the manual of army combat
tactics; comitted suicide while Colonel of the Fourth US Artillery, San
Fransisco, March 15, 1881; buried in Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, NY. Post
named in memoriam.
- # 256 - Richfield Springs - Chartered 1/14/82.
1st Lt. Thomas F. Welden, Co. C, 76th NYSV. Born in Little Falls in 1839;
joined the 39th NYSM on Oct. 10, 1861 at Richfield Springs as Sgt., age 23;
wounded at 2d Manassas on Aug. 29, 1862; promoted to 1st Sgt. in March of
1863; became a member of the 76th NYSV when the regiments were consolidated;
captured at Chancellorsville, released after one month; promoted to 2d Lt. in
May of 1863; WIA at Gettysburg; promoted 1st Lt. Nov., 1863; KIA instantly
when hit by two bullets at the Weldon RR, Petersburg, VA, August 21, 1864.
- # 522 - Portlandville - chartered 10/30/84.
Colonel Egbert Olcott, 121st NYSV. Joined 44th NYSV as private in Co. C in
Albany, Oct. 1861, age 24; appointed 2d Lt. in 1st US Artillery; mustered as
1st Lt., Co. B, 25th NYSV in November of 1861; promoted to Captain in April,
1862; mustered as major in 121st NYSV, Aug. 1862; appointed Lt. Col. in April,
1863; WIA Spottsylvania Court House; to Colonel April, 1865; discharged with
unit, June, 1865; brevet colonel US Volunteers.
- # 653 - Hartwick - chartered 11/4/91.
1st Lt. Horatio N. Duroe, Co. K, 121st NYSV. Joined Aug., 1862 at New Lisbon
as a private in Co. K, age 21; promoted to 1st Sgt. Sept., 1864, to 1st Lt. in
Oct. 1864; KIA March 25, 1865 "while charging the rebel pickets in front of Fort
Fisher, NC;" "He was shot through the head and fell by the side of Lester W. Murdock,
who organized the Duroe Post. The same night his remains were brought into the
Union lines and sent to New Lisbon, NY, where he was buried, his funeral being
largely attended by friends and relatives."