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Federal (USV)


Chandler T. Preston

(c. 1832 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 89th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 29 years. Enlisted September 18, 1861 at Binghamton, to serve three years; mustered in as Corporal, Co. H, October 14, 1861.

On the Campaign

In action at Antietam on 17 September 1862, Corporal Tillotson said he “was wounded or scared but worse scared than wounded for something touched his hip not enough to break the skin and I really thought he was kilt."

The rest of the War

He was returned to the ranks, no date, and discharged for disability August 31, 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. The quote above from Corporal George Tillotson’s letter of 24 September 1862.


c. 1832


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 1901 (Issue 31), pg. 294  [AotW citation 12499]