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Federal (USV)


Henry R. Randall

(c. 1829 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 78th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 33 in Rochester, NY, to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company H, 78th New York Infantry on 11 January 1862. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 12 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 24 October 1862. He was discharged for disability on 20 April 1863. After recruiting about 150 men, he enrolled 29 August 1863, and mustered on 4 September as Captain, Company B, 14th New York Heavy Artillery. He was again discharged for disability, on 12 August 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1, with details from the History of Monroe County (1877). His presence in Maryland from a letter of Sergeant Thomas Grenan. His infantry lieutenant's shoulder straps were sold by Heritage Auctions in December 2014.


c. 1829


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, For the Year 1901, Serial #29, pg. 750; For the Year 1897 (Register of the 13th & 14th Artillery), pg. 696  [AotW citation 15425]