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Federal (USV)


John A. Van Scoy

(1843 - 1918)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 19 years. Enlisted August 19, 1861 at New York City; mustered in as Private, Company D, same date, to serve two years.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded and captured in action on 17 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He was confined at Richmond, VA September 28,1862, paroled at Aiken's Landing, VA October 6, 1862, reported at Camp Parole, MD, and was sent to Alexandria, VA in November 1862. He transferred to Company K, Third Infantry, May 6, 1863.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of New York1. Detail of his wounding from Graham.1 Further data from his gravesite at Findagrave.

Birth Date: 05/24/1843    
Death Date: 05/25/1918    Burial Place: Hillside Cemetery, Cortlandt Manor, NY


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), pp. 760 - 770  [AotW citation 12763]

2   Graham, Matthew John, The Ninth Regiment, New York Volunteers (Hawkins' Zouaves), New York: E.P. Coby & Company, Printers, 1900, pg. 593  [AotW citation 14180]

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