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Federal (USV)


Henry Zink

(1823 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He came to Buffalo, NY from Alsace in about 1845. He was a farmer there and then, by 1850, a land agent in Erie County. On 1 May 1861 at almost 38 years old he enlisted as Private, Company A, 21st New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service from the State of New York,1 as Henry Zwick, and the Chronicles.2 Thanks to GGGGrandson Mitchell T. Zink for the personal details for Private Zink.

He was son of Henry Zink and Catherine Anne Balliet. He married Margaret Schamber (also from Kirrberg) on 15 February 1847 and they had 6 children together, 5 of whom lived to adulthood.


06/21/1823; Kirrberg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, FRANCE


09/17/1862; 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. 20, pg. 310  [AotW citation 21235]

2   Mills, John Harrison, and 21st Regiment Veteran Association of Buffalo, Chronicles of the Twenty-first Regiment New York State Volunteers, Buffalo: 21st Reg't. Veteran Association of Buffalo, 1887, pg. 293, muster out roll  [AotW citation 21236]