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C. Caney

C. Caney

Federal (USV)


Charles Caney

(1829 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 78th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

From Richfield Springs, he enlisted at age 30 in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as First Sergeant, Company C, 78th New York Infantry on 15 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His photograph kindly provided by Dave Hann from an original in his collection.




09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Richfield Springs, 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 29 (for the year 1901), pp. 635 -695  [AotW citation 15403]