(1841 - 1875)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 61st New York Infantry
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
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]