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Federal (USV)


Edwin G. Frink

(c. 1834 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 27, he enlisted 13 May 1861 in South Otselic and mustered as Private, Company H, 35th New York Infantry on 11 June 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant on 1 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in Maryland. On the evening of 16 September 1862 Captain Barnett told Frink that he expected to die in battle the next day.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 10 December to date from the day after Antietam and mustered out with his Company on 5 June 1863 in Elmira. He enlisted again, on 7 March 1864 at Delhi, NY in Company L of the 20th New York Cavalry and mustered as a Private on 22 March. He transferred to Company M on 8 September as Sergeant (to date from 15 August). He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of Company B on 1 January 1865 and First Lieutenant on 23 May (but did not muster at that rank). He mustered out on 31 July 1865 at Manchester, VA.

References & notes

Service information from the Adjutant General1 and Phisterer.2 His discussion with Captain Barnett from a letter by George Davis of Company H printed in the Madison (NY) Observer of 9 October 1862, transcribed online by blogger "Wounded Knee".

More on the Web

A wartime photograph of him was published in the Cazenovia (NY) Republican of 5 October 1905; Microfilms of the paper are available at the Cazenovia Public Library.


c. 1834


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 1900, Ser. No. 22, pg. 335; For 1894, Vol. V, pg. 77  [AotW citation 21886]

2   Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 2, pg. 1047  [AotW citation 21887]