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Civil War Soldiers - 141st NY Voluntary Infantry
List of Killed & Wounded Soldiers from the Watkins Express newspaper.
May - August 1864

April / May 1864 Casualties
July 1864 Casualties - Battle of Peach Tree Creek
141st Regimental Facts (link to another site)
141st Brief Regimental History
June 1864 Letter by a 141st Regiment Soldier
 

Typed for the website by Linda Z. O'Halloran.



May 1864 - WATKINS EXPRESS NEWSPAPER, WATKINS GLEN, NY.
LATEST LIST OF CASUALTIES
[Letter from a 141st soldier, describing their activities in May 1964.]

NAME                                RANK            COMPANY     EVENT (KILLED/WOUNDED)

ALDRICH Seward                 Co. E     leg, slightly
BAKER John A.                  Co. G     head, severely
BAKER Edwin E.     Corporal    Co. H     arm, severely
BAR [BARR] Edgar L.D.          Co. G     side, severely
BARBER Alfred E.   1st Lt.     Co. G     killed
BAXTER Archie      1st Lt.     Co. E     wounded in hand
BLAND Emory                    Co. G     face, slightly
BOOTH Elijah J.                Co. D     leg, severely
BORDEN George                  Co. E     shoulder, severely
BRINK Samuel S.                Co. G     side, severely
BROWN Edwin                    Co. D     shoulder, severely
BRYAN William J.   Sergeant    Co. A     arm wounded May 25,1864 [of Havana,NY]
CARPENTER John V.              Co. C     arm, amputated
CAVERITE George H.             Co. C     killed
CAYWOOD George                 Co. B     hips, mortally
COE Robert                     Co. D     wrist, severely
COLLSON Hiram G.               Co. C     bowels, mortally
DAILY [DAILEY] James           Co. B     face, mortally
DIMMICK Jefferson              Co. A     arm, severely  [of Hector,NY]
DUNKLEE James                  Co. E     leg, slightly
DUNTON Joseph      Corporal    Co. E     neck, slightly
EDWARDS Charles                Co. G     hand, slightly
FORREST Isaiah                 Co. B     hand, slightly
FRANKLIN David                 Co. E     killed
GORTON Milo                    Co. E     killed
GREGORY Norton                 Co. I     killed
GRIFFIN Henry B.               Co. A     killed     [of Hector,NY]
GRIFFIN Oscar                  Co. A     killed May 25, 1864  [of Hector,NY]
HAGER John                     Co. A     killed     [of Hector,NY]
HAMILTON Dewitt C.             Co. H     killed
HAMILTON Albert S. Sergeant    Co. G     thigh, severely
HAPEMAN John W.                Co. K     killed
HUBBLE Eugene                  Co. A     hand wounded May 25,1864  [of Hector,NY]
HURD Byron                     Co. G     both legs, severely
JOHNSON Benjamin S.            Co. F     hand, slightly
KNAPP Abram                    Co. D     thigh, severely
LEWIS Andrew                   Co. D     ear, slightly
LINDSLEY William               Co. D     leg, slightly
McDONALD Jackson               Co. B     killed
NOYES Elliott A.   Corporal    Co. C     killed
OSMUN Clemmong     1st Lt.     Co. D     wounded in chest
PARISH Daniel                  Co. G     arm, slightly
PARKILL Delos                  Co. E     shoulder, slightly
PIERCE Edwin C.                Co. C     thigh, severely
PROCTOR James E.               Co. I     killed
ROSE Isaac E.                  Co. D     cheek, severely
ROSS William P.    Capt.       Co. A     wounded in foot     [of Reading,NY]
SINON Thomas                   Co. I     killed
SNYDER Henry M.                Co. D     shoulder, slightly
STANLEY WIlliam                Co. B     hand, slightly
STEINHEIM William              Co. K     killed
STEVENS William                Co. C     breast, mortally
STEVENS Hardy      Sergeant    Co. H     hand, slightly
THAYER William O.              Co. B     back, slightly
TREMAIN Gilbert H.             Co. D     side, severely
TUBBS George       1st Lt.     --        wounded in foot
WHITLEY Albert J.              Co. C     breast, slightly
WOOD John M.                   Co. C     ankle, severely
WRIGHT Lyman                   Co. G     killed
WRIGHT Luthur                  Co. C     arm, severely



August 4, 1864 - WATKINS EXPRESS NEWSPAPER, WATKINS GLEN, NY.
141st NY Vol. Inf. - CASUALTIES AT PEACH TREE CREEK, July 20, 1864

"We regret that we are still unable to lay before our readers a complete list of the casualties in the 141st Regiment in the late battles before Atlanta.  The Regiment has, no doubt, suffered very severely, as all the field officers are reported killed or wounded.  A correspondent of the New York Times, giving an account of the part the 20th Corps. bore in the action, alludes to the 141st as follows:  'At one time about a thousand Rebels dashed over the intrenchments at one place, and attempted to carry off the guns of Lieut. MILLER's battery.  But the 141st NY and 5th CT and an Ohio Regiment moved upon the Rebel crowd, and placed the whole party hors du combat, killing and wounding over 600 of them.' ....Capt. E. G. BALDWIN is now in command of the 141st Regiment.  The following members of the Regiment are reported to have been sent to the Hospital at Nashville on the 20th ult. (July):
Sergt. W. N. CORNELL, dyspepsia
Sergt. M. WEAVER, Co. A
Ezra CONRAD, Co. H, chronic diarrhea
--Since the above was in type we have received the Elmira Gazette, containing the following list of casualties in the 141st Regiment in the Battle of Peach Tree Creek, July 20th, 1864..."

NAME                                            RANK            COMPANY        EVENT (KILLED/WOUNDED)

ADAMS John G.            Sergeant    Co. D      thigh, severe
ALBERTSON Judd           Private     Co. C      leg, slight
AMMACK Wesley            Corporal    Co. A      head, severely
ARMSTRONG Moses C.       Private     Co. K      leg, severely
BABBITT Frank C.         Lt.                    arm, amputated (since died)
BAILEY Isaac E.          Corporal    Co. C      side, severely
BECKWITH Washington      Private     Co. B      hand
BENNEWAY Andrew          Corporal    Co. E      killed
BLOSS Frank              Private     Co. K      killed
BREESE George            Corporal    Co. I      killed
BRIGGS Henry             Corporal    Co. I      knee, slight
BULLARD Asa              Private     Co. A      killed
BURT James C.            Sergeant    Co. A      head, severely
CARURIKO William H.      Private                killed
CHAMPION David           Private     Co. I      leg, slight
CLARK Henry              Private     Co. D      hand, slight
CLAUHARTY Charles W.     Major                  thigh, severely
CRANDAL[CRANDALL] Humion Private     Co. I      thigh, severe
CURRAN John              Private     Co. K      hand, severely
DAVIS William            Private     Co. D      thigh, slight
DAVIS Charles            Private     Co. I      leg, slight
DECKER Wm.H.             Private     Co. C      hand, slight
DECKER Jeff              Private     Co. I      head, slight
EATON Henry L.           Sergeant    Co. K      face, severely
EDWARDS Horace G.        Private     Co. C      killed
FISHER John              Private     Co. K      killed
FLINT Joseph             Corporal    Co. F      arm, slight
GRAHAM Charles E.        Private     Co. G      hand, slight
GRANT Andrew T.          Sergeant    Co. G      breast, severe (since died)
GUMON / GURNON Henry W.  Private     Co. G      killed
HARLEY John              Private     Co. I      arm, slight
HARRIS Smith             Private     Co. I      foot
HAZARD Louis A.          Adj't.                 both legs, severe
HUGG Harry               Corporal    Co. C      shoulder, slight
KELLY John M.            Sergeant    Co. F      hand, slight
KOONS  Wm. W.            Sergeant    Co. A      leg, severely
LANDON Andrew J.         Private     Co. C      abdomen, severely
LEE Charles M.           Private     Co. E      left side, severe
LOGIC / LOGIE William K. Col.                   killed
LUNGER Oscar R.          Private     Co. G      head, mortally
LUTHUR Daniel            Private     Co. I      leg, slight
McCLARY Edwin            Private     Co. A      ankle, slight
McDONALD Donald          Sergeant    Co. A      leg, amputated
McNETT Andrew J.         Lt. Col.               right arm, amputated
MEAD Stephen             Private     Co. A      abdomen, mortally
MILLER Frederic C.       Lt.                    hand, slight
NORTON Jacob             Private     Co. H      killed
O'REILLY John            Private     Co. D      hand & shoulder, severe
PARTRIDGE Leander        Private     Co. F      side, severe
PIERCE Albert            Corporal    Co. H      hip, mortally
ROSS William             Private     Co. F      hip, slight
SCHOONOVER Thomas        Private     Co. G      head, severely
SHAPPIE Maxwell G.       1st Sergt.  Co. C      thigh, severely
SHEARER Sylvester        Corporal    Co. H      hand & arm, slight
SIMON Thomas             Private     Co. I      foot, severe
SNYDER Florrin           Private     Co. A      arm, severely
SPRAGUE Wm.              Private     Co. G      hand, slight
STARR Elbert             Private     Co. H      arm & side, severe
SWARTOUT Charles A.      Private                killed
THOMAS Charles           Private     Co. D      hand, slight
THOMPSON Benjamin        Sergeant    Co. C      killed
THORP Henry              Private     Co. D      killed
TOWNSEND Joseph G.       Capt.                  groin, slight
VanORSDALE Frank         Private     Co. I      foot, severely
WARREN Theodore M.       Lieut.                 killed
WEAVER Richard R.        Private     Co. C      hand, slight
WEAVER Lewis             Private     Co. D      leg, severe
WHITEHEAD Hiram J.       Private     Co. G      leg & shoulder, severe
WOODHOUSE Henry          Private     Co. D      leg, severe
YOUMANS[EUMANS] Williams C. Private  Co. E      right shoulder, severe

In the same newspaper:

Regarding the Draft and Commutation:
"The President has ordered that every citizen who has paid the $300 commutation shall receive the same credit therefor as if he had furnished a substitute, and is exonerated from military service for the time for which he was drafted, to-wit: for three years [from date of payment]."

"A Day's Work In War Times. - We clip the following from the Havana Journal:
Messrs. Editors:  In ordinary times, the cutting and binding of 75 dozen of wheat would be regarded as a pretty good day's work for two men; but times are changed, and wicked rebellion is in our land; and while our young men are engaged in deadly strife with traitors, our old men may accomplish something more than an ordinary day's work at home, as will be seen by the following statement.  Two residents of the town of Catharine, whose combined age is over 130 years, recently cradled, raked and bound, in good order, on the farm of Jesse LYON, in said town, 98 dozen, or 1176 bundles of wheat in a working day of 12 hours.  Leman CATLIN, aged 64, doing the cradling, and Walter LYON, aged 67, doing the raking and binding.  Nearley 40 years ago these same men labored in the harvest field together, the former cutting, and the latter raking and binding.  -- An Eye Witness, Catharine, July 27, 1864"



LETTER FROM A SOLDIER OF CO. A, 141st REGIMENT, NY VOLUNTEERS, JUNE 1864
The following letter appeared in the Watkins Express newspaper On June 30, 1864.  It was written June 9th from Altoona, Georgia, and describes their activities in May 1864:

"Editor of Express, Dear Sir: - As many of your numerous readers have friends and relatives in the 141st, I trust to be pardoned for writing you a short letter, containing a brief account of what we have been doing since the Spring campaign opened in this Department.
    We broke camp at Shell Mound, Tenn. on Monday, May 2nd, joined our corps, the 20th, commanded by the gallant Joe HOOKER, marched directly to Chattanooga, and from there took the line of march "Dixie-ward", passing over the Chickamauga battle-field.  Here we beheld some revolting sights, especially for troops moving toward the front.  In many places the fallen heroes had been piled in heaps and hardly covered with earth; in many places arms, legs, hands, &c., were seen protruding from the soil.  These bodies will eventually be disinterred and removed to the cemetery at Chattanooga.
    We passed to the right of Ringold, some three miles.  At Tunnel Hill and Buzzard's Roost the enemy were found in very strong positions, and seemed to bid defiance to our further progress.  Considerable skirmishing was done May 7th and 8th, by GEARY's and BUTTERFIELD's divisions of the 20th corps, which resulted in little more than finding the enemy in an almost impregnable position in the mountains of Georgia.  A front attack would be madness.  Accordingly a force sufficiently strong to show a front and hold the enemy's attention is left.  The rest of the troops are moved, by night and day, thro' mountain passes, over almost impassible roads, until we "fetch up" 15 miles in the rear of JOHNSON's army, and at least eight miles in the rear of Dalton.  JOHNSON is flanked and nothing is left for him but to fight or retreat.  Our boys are anxious for him to do the former, not that we are particularly fond of fighting, but if this is the only way to conquer, we would rather fight here than farther south.  All due preparations are accordingly made for a battle; our ammunition is replenished, artillery is placed in position, breast-works are reared, forts constructed, &c.  After waiting two days, and the enemy make no demonstrations, General SHERMAN determines to take the offensive himself.  At an early hour on Friday morning, May 13th, the troops are in motion.  Generals THOMAS and McPHERSON, in command of the 14th and 23rd corps, taking the advance, our corps remaining in the rear for a support.  HOOKER would have willingly taken the advance, but as he and his corps is from the Army of the Potomac, the western Generals wish to keep him back for fear he may gain more celebrity, as at Lookout Mountain last fall.  But perhaps before this campaign comes to a close they will be glad to accept of his assistance.  We will see what we shall see.
    The entire day is spent in skirmishing, called "feeling" of the enemy, to ascertain his weakest point, &c.  A severe battle is predicted for to-morrow.  Friday night we all sleep on our arms, and, of course, sleep soundly; for who ever heard of a soldier sleeping otherwise.
    Saturday morning dawns upon a cloudless sky; fighting commences at 8 o'clock a.m.  As we are in the rear, and a dense woods is between us and the combatants, we can see nothing save the ghastly forms of the wounded men who are being borne to the rear, which is worse than fighting itself; but the roar of musketry and booming of artillery is almost deafening.  It is now ascertained that JOHNSON has withdrawn his forces from Dalton to Resaca, a distance of 6 miles.  HOWARD, in command of the 4th corps, is close in his "wake".  Our corps remains quiet until four p.m., when an order comes to HOOKER to take his corps to the extreme left, for the purpose of relieving a portion of HOWARD's corps, which is being surrounded by superior numbers.  Giving a few orders to be carried out by his aids, he mounts his horse and dashes off toward the scene of action, anxious, as he always is to be ahead.  We soon follow, at a double-quick, a distance of 2 miles; we are drawing closer and closer to the field of strife; louder and louder roars the artillery, sharper and sharper are the reports of musketry.  HOOKER has out-stripped us and arrived at the scene of action; the small band of men are nearly surrounded; one battery has had its bugle sounded for gunners to leave, but the presence of HOOKER causes them to stop; his injunctions are, to hold their position five minutes, and he will give them all the support they need.  They did hold out, and in less time than the General had stated, our division, commanded by Brigadier General WILLIAMS, came to the rescue. - The 3rd Brigade, commanded by Col. ROBINSON, being in the advance, were formed in line of battle and hurled with impetuosity upon the foe, who was advancing in a solid column for a final charge.  One volley from these fresh troops is sufficient to arrest their further progress; at a second volley they broke and ran in confusion, our boys following and giving them a paring [parting?] salute in their backs.  Night coming on, we are left in possession of the field. -- HOWARD's men were thus rescued; they gave three cheers for HOOKER and his men.  Many a soldier in Uncle Sam's domains might have been suffereing in some Southern prison, had it not been for HOOKER, on the 14th ult. (May).  We remained all night in line of battle, sleeping on our arms.  Sunday morning dawned upon a cloudless sky; the sun rose in all its loveliness, the birds sang as sweetly as if no man had ever cursed this once happy country; all nature seemed to put forth its loveliest hues.  A person not conversant with the previous few days' proceedings would hardly have dreamed, from the appearance, that two hostile armies were within forty rods of each other, preparing for a deadly contest. -- What a contrast between the proceedings here, on this the Lord's day, and our own quiet Northern homes, at the same hour.  On the one hand they are preparing for Church, or Sabbath School while on the other we are preparing for battle by replenishing our ammunition boxes, filling haversacks with hard-tack, pork, &c.  At 12 o'clock, noon,  the bugle sounded to fall in and advance.  In less time than it takes to write, we are in line of battle, and moving towards the enemy.  Crack! crack! goes the musketry!  Bang! peals the artillery; the bullets begin to whiz around ears; we are getting closer and closer to the enemy; we come to a piece of woods which, owing to the underbrush, is hard to penetrate, but after some severe work, we arrive on the opposite side; we are now in sight of the rebels; the balls come thick and fast; we are not close enough to the enemy to render them any material damage, so we lie down under cover of a friendly knoll; we remain here 3 hours; the enemy are seen to form outside of their breast-works, and advance towards us; on they come, firing all the while, most of the shots passing over our heads; they advance to within eight rods of our lines; we wait no longer; each man arises and discharges his piece, and reloads, the fight now became general, and lasted an hour and a half. -- At five p.m. we were relieved, having been under fire five hours, and during this time the enemy had made three charges but were repulsed every time.  The loss sustained by the 141st was 14 killed and 84 wounded; something over one-fourth of our men.
    Our company A had two killed, John HAGER and H.B. GRIFFIN [Henry], both of Hector, and two wounded, Capt. ROSS, of Reading, in the foot, and J. DIMMOCK, of Hector, in the arm.  [See list at top of page]  During the night the rebels left the field, and retreated towards Kingston, we remaining.  We visited the battle-field, carried off all the dead and gave them a soldier's burial in a fine grove of young oaks.  After the dead were properly cared for, we follow with the rest of the army in pursuit of JOHNSON.  He was driven successively from Resaca, Cassville, Rome, and Kingston, not daring to make another stand until near the range of mountains, known as the Altoona Range.  Here it was found that he had intrenched himself, intending to make a desperate stand.  Our division, being in advance of the corps, were the first to be engaged.  The fight came off on Wednesday, May 25th [1864].  The entire division was engaged.  Loss in killed, wounded &c., about 800.  The loss of our Regiment was 5 killed and 20 wounded.  Co. A, one killed, Oscar GRIFFIN, of Hector, and two wounded, Serg't. Wm. J. BRYAN of Havana, NY, in the arm, and Eugene HUBBLE, of Hector, in the hand.  Since then the fight all has been comparatively quiet along the lines.  Skirmishing is going on constantly, though the rebels are said to be falling back; but owing to the natural defences of the country they have the advantage.
    For some days our pickets and those of the rebels have joined, and they have made arrangements not to fire at each other; and judging from the quiet state of affairs along the lines, should conclude they were living up to their agreement.  This picket firing amounts to nothing to either side, and keeps the troops in a constant state of excitement.  The rebels seem very friendly, and exchange papers, trade tobacco for coffee, &c; but I hear the order to fall in and must close.
     For the benefit of those having friends in this Regiment, I would state that, those of us who are left, some 200, are in good spirits and feel as well as men could under the circumstances.  During the recent campaign we have lost some of our best boys, and their friends may rest assured that their names will not be forgotten by those of us who remain to help prosecute the war for the suppression of the rebellion.  It is hard to part with those who have been with us and done their whole duty for a year and a half; still such is the fortune of war, and we must submit.
    I remain, yours &c.
    A Member of Co. A"  [141st Regiment, NY Volunteers]



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