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Federal (USV)


Elsden B. Stephens

(1843 - 1925)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19 years. Enlisted May 4, 1861 at New York city and mustered in as Private, Company C. He was promoted Corporal on June 20, 1862.

On the Campaign

In his after-action report, Colonel Kimball said "I cannot close this report without calling your special attention to ... Sergeants Geayer, Stiles, Corporals Fields and Stephens (all wounded), Company C ..."

The rest of the War

He was reduced to Private on December 20, 1862 and mustered out with his company May 20, 1863.

After the War

Gospill's Directory lists him in Hoboken, NJ in 1867. The US Congress voted to increase his pension to $36 per month in 1918.

References & notes

Service data from State of New York1. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.


2/21/1843 in NY


4/09/1925; in NJ; burial in Hoboken Cemetery, North Bergen, NJ


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 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 759  [AotW citation 12634]