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Federal (USV)


Albert H. Winslow, Jr.

(1828 - 1874)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

A member of Company C, 7th New York Militia (National Guard) before the War, he also played baseball for the New York Knickerbockers from about 1854-55. He was married and living in Branford, CT by 1860. He enrolled in Company A, 8th Ohio Infantry (3 years) as Captain at age 33 on 4 June 1861. Promoted to Major of the Regiment on 25 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was noted by Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer in his after-action Report: Major Winslow and Lieutenant David Lewis, acting adjutant, were constantly at their posts, and performed their whole duty.

The rest of the War

He was detailed to General Hayes' staff at Gettysburg in July 1863. He commanded the Regiment at various times, and for all of the last two months of the Regiment's service. He mustered out with them on 13 July 1864.

References & notes

Service data from the Roster1, with his NY roots and other details from Sawyer2. Service in the 7th NY Militia from the Centennial of the Seventh Regiment (1906). Baseball history and death details from Peter Morris (and others) Base Ball Founders: The Clubs, Players and Cities... (2013). Family genealogists on identifying a wartime 9th plate ambrotype of him have his death year as 1890.


1828; New York City, NY


12/30/1874; Manhattan, NYC, NY; burial in Branford, CT


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 2, pp. 237, 238  [AotW citation 14869]

2   Sawyer, Franklin, and George A. Groot, editor, A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf'y, Cleveland: Fairbanks & Co., Printers, 1881, pg. 14  [AotW citation 14870]