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Federal (USV)


Elsden B. Stephens

(1843 - 1925)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 19 years. Enlisted May 4, 1861 at New York city and mustered in as Private, Company C. He was promoted Corporal on June 20, 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
In his after-action report, Colonel Kimball said "I cannot close this report without calling your special attention to ... Sergeants Geayer, Stiles, Corporals Fields and Stephens (all wounded), Company C ..."

The remainder of the War:
He was reduced to Private on December 20, 1862 and mustered out with his company May 20, 1863.

After the War:
Gospill's Directory lists him in Hoboken, NJ in 1867. The US Congress voted to increase his pension to $36 per month in 1918.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from State of New York1. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.

Birth Date: 2/21/1843    Birth State: NY    
Death Date: 4/09/1925    Death Place: NJ    Burial Place: Hoboken Cemetery, North Bergen, NJ


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. 759  [AotW citation 12634]

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