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Federal (USV)


Thomas Hart Benton Cuddeback

(1845 - 1914)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 103rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Then 16 years old, giving his age as 18, he enlisted in Elmira for three years and mustered as Private in Company I, 103rd New York Infantry on 10 February 1862. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot and captured in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was "recaptured" at Shepherdstown, VA on 29 September and sent to US Army General Hospital #2 in Fredrick, MD. He transferred to GH #6 on the 9th and was discharged at the hospital for disability from wounds on 13 January 1863. On 22 December 1863 he enlisted again, in the 16th New York Heavy Artillery but transferred to Company D, First New York Mounted Rifles on 26 May 1864. He was promoted to Corporal 24 December 1864 and Sergeant 1 April 1865.

After the War

He moved west in 1866, farming and stock-raising in Illinois, Missouri, and, finally, at Spring Hill, KS by 1900.

References & notes

His service from the NY Adjutant General.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 Details from his bio in Kimball's History and Personal Sketches of Company I, 103 N.Y.S.V., 1862-1864 (1900) and family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/30/1845; Orange County, NY


10/19/1914; Spring Hill, KS; burial in Springhill Cemetery, Spring Hill, 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 1902, Ser. No. 33, pg. 724; Yr 1895, pg. 564  [AotW citation 19798]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #636, 226  [AotW citation 19799]