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Henry R Stagg

(1834 - 1891)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 78th New York Infantry

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
At age 28 he mustered as Captain, Company B of the 78th NY Infantry on 28 May 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
"Lieut. Col. Jonathan Austin commanded the Seventy-eighth at the battle of Antietam, the regiment going into action with 12 officers and 209 men. Colonel Goodrich, of the Sixtieth New York, who was in command of the brigade, was killed early in the fight, and the command devolved on Lieutenant Colonel Austin. Capt. Henry R. Stagg took charge of the re1891giment."
(from Peck)

The remainder of the War:
He was promoted Major in February 1863, and Lieutenant Colonel in April. He resigned and was discharged 13 May 1863.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Quote above from John W. Peck's , 78th Regiment Infantry Historical Sketch, from New York At Gettysburg. Service information from State of New York1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His father was Dr. Dr. Henry A. Stagg, a "distinguished Buffalo physician.

Burial Place: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, 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 1901), pg. 769  [AotW citation 7825]

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