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Federal (USV)


Lewis Trimmer

(1844 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 126th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer, he enlisted 5 August 1862 at Benton in Yates County, and mustered on 22 August as Private in Company B, 126th New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on Bolivar Heights at Harpers Ferry on 15 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic Service from the Adjutant General.1 Details from Willson.2 His memorial is on Findagrave.


07/14/1844; Jerusalem, NY


09/15/1862; Harpers Ferry, VA


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 1903, Ser. No. 36, pg. 1010  [AotW citation 22371]

2   Willson, Arabella M., and the Historical Committee of the Regiment, Disaster, Struggle, Triumph. The Adventures of 1000 "Boys in Blue," from August, 1862, to June, 1865, Albany: The Argus Company, printers, 1870, pg. 432  [AotW citation 22372]