Columbia County,

New York

  These pages are dedicated to the men from Columbia County, New York who served in The Civil War.  It is their stories, letters, and histories which will be presented here.

    If you have any letters, biographies, pictures you would like to add, please email me, Susan Stalker Mulvey.


John Henry WHITEMAN, 22 9/12 years old Enlisted Austerlitz July 31, 1862.  Mustered In August 26, 1862 Company "A," Corporal 128 NY Regiment. Promoted to Sergeant September 11, 1863.  Mustered Out July 12, 1865, Sergeant, Savannah, Georgia.  Born Ghent, NY.  Occupation: Farmer.  Died November 27, 1910, Spencertown, NY.  Built his house on Pratt Hill Rd., Town of Austerlitz, NY. Married to Elizabeth C. Howard.  Mrs. Anna Rundell's article in the Chatham Courier Newspaper notes the wonderful time for town's people  to "Go to Whiteman's on Pratt Hill Road to pick cherries. John H. Whiteman, Civil War Veteran."  N Y S Archives and The Chatham Courier Newspaper, Chatham, NY.


Submitted Respectfully: Mary Jane Whiteman Collier Walsh, 20 August, 2004



Oct. 10, 1906, Chatham Courier

"The information has reached John H. Whiteman of this town that his only Brother, George H. WHITEMAN, who, during the civil war was a member of Co. G, N Y S Vol. Infantry known as "The Ellsworth Avengers" died February 21, 1891 at Sylvan Grove, County of Lincoln, state of Kansas.  Conrade Fellows of Chatham was also a member of Co. G.  Whiteman was wounded at the second Bull Run.  Recovering from his wounds he rejoined the command and was present at the terrible battle at Gettysburg & throughout the 3 years service of the regiment.  He was one of several volunteers from Austerlitz."

Submitted by: Wendy Whiteman McLean, 22 August, 2004



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