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J. Segoine

J. Segoine

Federal (USV)


Jesse Segoine

(1804 - 1895)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 111th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Raised in Brooklyn, NY, he moved to Auburn in Cayuga County in 1836. He was a cabinet maker and later partner in the firm Parsons, Hewson and Segoine which made furniture with prison labor. In 1840 he formed a local militia company - the Auburn Guard - and was their Captain, and Governor Seymour appointed him Brigadier General of state militia in 1853. Soon afterward he went to Michigan to run a furniture manufacturing plant and was appointed Major General in the Michigan Guard. He returned to Auburn before the war.

On 19 July 1862, then 58 years old, he was appointed Colonel and authorized to raise a regiment in Auburn. He mustered with them as Colonel, 111th New York Infantry on 15 August; his commission dated 9 September.

On the Campaign

He commanded his regiment in Maryland and was captured with them when Harpers Ferry was surrendered on 15 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He and the regiment were paroled on 16 September at Harpers Ferry and sent to Annapolis, MD then on to Camp Douglas in Chicago. He was exchanged and returned to duty with them on 23 November 1862 but resigned his commission on 3 January 1863 due to his age and health.

After the War

In the 1870 US Census he was noted as a cabinet manufacturer in Auburn, NY.

References & notes

Service from the NY Adjutant General.1 Personal details from a bio sketch from Fort Hill Cemetery. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photo in the Alberti/Lowe Collection as published by Martin W. Husk in his The 111th New York Volunteer Infantry (2010).


01/06/1804 in NY


08/13/1895; burial in Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, NY


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. 34, pg. 877  [AotW citation 22399]