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L.C. Skinner
L.C. Skinner

Federal (USV)


Lewis C Skinner

(1834 - 1904)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 104th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was 28 years old when he enrolled at Geneseo as the First Lieutenant of Company A, on 30 September 1861. When the Regiment was formally organized and mustered into service on 8 March 1962 he was its Major.1

In the Antietam Campaign:
He led the Regiment at Turner's Gap and Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He was discharged (probably from disability due to injury) on 21 October 1862. He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel that same day, to date from 11 September, and to Colonel in November, to date from 21 October, but was not mustered at either rank 1. He reentered service as Lieutenant Colonel of the 8th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps in June 1864, was brevetted Colonel of Volunteers in March 1865, and discharged in July 1866.2

References, Sources, and other notes:
Photograph here from one published in Hand's History3, which is also source of additional bio information.

Birth State: NY    
Death Date: 03/26/1904    Death Place: CO    Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery, Nunda, NY


1   Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 4, pg. 3230  [AotW citation 916]

2   US Army, Adjutant General, Official Army Register of the Volunteer Forces, U. S. Army, 8 vols., Washington, DC: Adjutant General's Office, 1867, Vol. VIII  [AotW citation 917]

3   Hand, Henry Wells, editor, 1808-1908 Centennial history of the town of Nunda, Rochester (NY): Rochester Herald Press, 1908, pg. 506  [AotW citation 918]

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