David L. Stage(c. 1837 - )
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 24 years. Enlisted May 3, 1861 at New York City; mustered in as Corporal, Company A, May 4,1861, to serve two years.
In the Antietam Campaign:
[On 17 September]
David L. Stage, of Company A, was left on the field so badly wounded that he was unable to crawl away. At the opening of the campaign he was a patient in the Hygiene Hospital at Fortress Monroe, just convalescent from an attack of typhoid fever. Upon learning that his regiment was on the move, he sought for and obtained his discharge from the hospital with orders to rejoin his company, and reported for duty just before the command left Washington.
The remainder of the War:
He was discharged for disability December 15, 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA.
After the War:
He was listed as a machinist in Schenectady, NY in 1864-65. From 1872-84 he was chief engineer of the Schenectady waterworks. In 1883 he was receiving a US pension of $10 per month - as he had since September 1863. He co-founded the engineering and manufacturing firm of McQueen and Stage in 1884. He was granted a US Patent for a refrigerator [description] in 1896.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from State of New York1. The quote above from Graham2. Professional information from Howell and Munsell's History of the County of Schenectady, N.Y., from 1662 to 1886 (New York: W.W. Munsell & Co., 1886, pg. 151). Further details from Boyd's City and County Directory (Schenectady, 1864-65), the US Pension Bureau list of 1 January 1883, and the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents (Washington DC: GPO, 1897).
1 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 758 [AotW citation 12610]
2 Graham, Matthew John, The Ninth Regiment, New York Volunteers (Hawkins' Zouaves), New York: E.P. Coby & Company, Printers, 1900, pp. 312-313 [AotW citation 12611]
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