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H.G. Van Vlack

H.G. Van Vlack

Federal (USV)

Corporal

Henry G. Van Vlack

(1837 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 64th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old teacher, musician, and laborer on his father's farm in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, he enlisted on 7 October 1861 in Versailles and mustered as Corporal, Company A, 64th New York Infantry on 9 October.

On the Campaign

He was killed while carrying the colors in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His brother George found his body and buried it on the field. His remains were later returned home and he was buried in Versailles on 7 October 1862.

References & notes

Service information from the State of New York1. Details from the US Census of 1850 and 1860, and family genealogists, source also of his picture from a photograph contributed by Leigh Ann Smith. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

His wartime letters are at the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center, Sarasota Springs.

Birth

09/02/1837; Cattaraugus County, NY

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, NY

Notes

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, For the Year 1900, Ser. No. 27, pg. 403  [AotW citation 7739]