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L.C. Skinner

L.C. Skinner

Federal (USV)

Major

Lewis C Skinner

(1834 - 1904)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 104th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

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

On the Campaign

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

The rest 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 & notes

Photograph here from one published in Hand's History3, which is also source of additional bio information.

Birth

1834 in NY

Death

03/26/1904 in CO; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Nunda, NY

Notes

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]