Sunday, January 24, 2016
Lindley,NY. Civil War Casualties
During the Civil War -1861-1865, 125 men from Lindley served in the military. Someone asked me where they found such a large number of men for a small town like Lindley.
In answering a recent query about a Civil War Veteran from Lindley who died during that war, I checked names listed in Clayton's - History of Steuben County -1879.
In my search, I realized that many families sent more than one son or relative. Also, it became apparent that over 22 of these young men died in battle or in conditions associated with the war-(ie disease, being in prison or missing in action.)
What a sad time those 4 years must have been for the relatives at home with no e-mails, Skype or Smart phones. Not even radio or TV to keep them informed.
Below is a list of names of the men from Lindley listed as died or missing .
**In italics is information was taken from John Mosher on Steuben Co., NY. Gen Web Site . He apparently has researched Civil War Archives 2000.
*Allington, Edgar June 18th ,1864 Killed in Petersburg,Va.
*Booth, Elijah, D. May 19th ,1864 Killed in Resaca,Ga
*Bradley, Oscar F. October 1862 Dis. Maryland Heights
Case, Franklin November 1864
Clark, Samuel October 7,1862
*Cook, Jonathon April 11,1865 WIA Died in City Point ,Va.
*Elliott, Israel September 30,1864 Dis.
*Gaze,Franklin Nov. 26,1864 Dis. Fort Schuyler
*Kinney, Henry June 5,1862 Disease
*Knapp, Justice March 15 , 1865 Dis. Nashville,Tn.
*Lyon, Eleazer Died March, 1865 POW (Aug-September 1864)
*Marsh, Robert Jan 1,1863 Dis. Fredericksburg,Va.
*Merrill, Edward May 25 ,1864 KIA Died in Dallas ,Ga.
*Millard, Sylvanus.W. April 10, 1865 --- Dis. Elmira Hospital,
*Miller, Jacob April 29,1864 Dis. Foley Island, Sc.
Monroe, Oscar September 1864 MIA
Mulford, Charles C. July 2,1864 Buried in Virginia (Adjutant Gen.
*Orr, William September 23,1864 Dis. Washington, DC
Schuyler, Henry May 10,1864 MIA
*Wall, Charles B. Buried in Fairview Cem (Died of
Typhoid Fever Camp Good Hope,MD
Watson, William Aug 14, 1864 ( Died at home ,buried in Fairview Cem
Listed as Matson in Clayton)
*Westcott, Delos September 17,1863 Buried in Lindsley Burying Ground
(died in Stanton Hospital, Washington, DC )
*Col .Samuel Morgan POW Paroled and James Walker POW
WIA Wounded in Action
MIA Missing in action
POW Prisoner of War
Sadly in WWII 4 young men from Lindley lost their lives, also.
Robert Blackman Ivan Jones
Robert Smith Richard Walch