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Federal (USV)


Soucoth Mansergh

(c. 1837 - 1897)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24 years, he enlisted at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Sergeant, Company H, 69th New York Infantry on 12 October 1861. He was promoted to First Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Antietam on 17 September with his Company and Major Cavanaugh later wrote ...

Among the non-commissioned officers who particularly distinguished themselves on the field, I take occasion to mention the following as being most worthy of your consideration for promotion to a commission, viz: First Sergts. Murtha Murphy, Company C; Michael Brennan, Company B; Bernard O'Neil, Company C, and Soucoth Mansergh, Company H.

The rest of the War

He mustered as 2nd Lieutenant, Company K on 1 November 1862. He was severly wounded in the back at Fredericksburg, VA, and again, inn action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He transferred to Company B on 12 June 1863 and was discharged for disability 9 December 1864.

After the War

He may have been a resident of the Western Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Leavenworth, KS. He was buried in the cemetery there (now Leavenworth National Cemetery) after his death in 1897.

References & notes

Service from the New York Adjutant General.1 His performance at Antietam from Major James Cavanagh's Official Report. His Fredericksburg wound from Robert McLernon's casualty list, hosted by the NY State Military Museum. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1837


08/10/1897; burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS


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, Ser. No. 28, pg. 207  [AotW citation 18241]