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A. Denison

A. Denison

Federal (USV)


Ansil Denison, Jr.

(c. 1837 - 1863)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 77th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, he enlisted on 27 September 1861 in Gloversville for three years and mustered as First Sergeant, Company K, 77th New York Infantry on 4 October. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 21 March 1862 (rank from 6 February) and promoted to First Lieutenant on 18 July (rank from 11 May).

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds on 27 February 1863 in Gloversville.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1, as Ansel Dennison. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in the collection of the Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo.

His widow Anna Hamilton Denison (d. 1896) applied for a pension in March 1863. They had at least one child, daughter Alice Denison Weaver.


c. 1837


02/27/1863; Gloversville, NY; burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville, 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 1901, Ser. No. 29, pg. 472  [AotW citation 22505]