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Federal (USV)


Walter H. Maze

(1841 - 1875)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Mustered as 2nd Lieutenant, Company A of the 61st NY Infantry at age 21 on 16 October 1861. Promoted First Lieutenant 8 January 1862 and Captain on 21 May. Wounded in action at Fair Oaks, VA on 1 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He led his Company in Maryland. In his Antietam Report Colonel Barlow wrote:

Of the officers in my own regiment I commend to special notice, for bravery, coolness, and every soldierly quality in action, Captain Walter H. Maze, Company A ...

The rest of the War

He resigned and was discharged 5 March 1863.

After the War

At the 1870 US Census he was a commercial merchant in Jersey City, NJ and began receiving a disability pension in 1874. He was living in Trenton when he died of "paralysis" at only about 34 years old in 1875.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Mention of him on the Maryland Campaign in Fuller2. Details from his bio sketch from the Green-Wood Cemetery. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1841; New York City, NY


1875; burial in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, 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 25 (for 1900)  [AotW citation 7660]

2   Fuller, Charles Augustus, Personal Recollections of the War of 1861... in the Sixty-first Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, Sherburne (NY): News Job Printing House, 1906, pp. 53 - 73  [AotW citation 7669]