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Federal (USV)


Sidney Lerris Hare

(1836 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a 26 year old wheelwright in Schuyler Falls. Four months after his wife Delia died he left his infant son with his mother Sally, enlisted in Plattsburg, and mustered as Private, Company C, 16th New York Infantry on 25 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Crampton's Gap not quite three weeks later on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred in the new National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Service from the Adjutant General.1 Details from the Clinton County Historical Association (via Facebook). His gravesite is on Findagrave. His cousins Daniel Hare (died of disease at Bakersville, MD), John G. Hare, and Ira W. Hare also served in Company C.


01/19/1836; Schuyler Falls, NY


09/14/1862; Crampton's Gap, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


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 1899, Ser. No. 19, pg. 592  [AotW citation 20834]