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J.D. Gandolfo

J.D. Gandolfo

Federal (USV)


John Baptiste Gandolfo

(1842 - 1922)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He came to the United States at age 6 in 1849. Age 19 years, he enlisted 23 April 1861 at New York City, and mustered in as Sergeant, Company E, 9th New York Infantry on 4 May 1861 to serve two years.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 20 May 1863 at New York City. He then enrolled in 178th New York Infantry, and mustered as Captain, Company F on 22 August 1863. He transferred to Company A on 1 February 1865, but was promoted and mustered as Lieutenant Colonel on 10 February. He mustered out with his Regiment on 20 April 1866 at Montgomery, AL.

After the War

By 1870 he was in business in St. Louis, MO, and opened a mill to produce self-rising flour in 1875. In 1876 he founded a company making spaghetti, macaroni, and other foods.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Details from a bio sketch by Douglas Niermeyer of the Missouri Commandery of the MOLLUS. His picture (while in 178th Infantry) from a CDV (item #57612) sold by The Civil War Image Shop.


11/25/1842; Allasio, ITALY


03/23/1922; St. Louis, MO; burial in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, MO


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), pp. 663 - 674  [AotW citation 12681]