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L. Vallier

L. Vallier

Federal (USV)


Levi Vallier

(c. 1825 - 1913)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 35 year old harbor master in Buffalo, NY. He enrolled there on 1 May 1861 to serve two years and mustered in as First Lieutenant of Company A, 21st New York Infantry on 20 May.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain on 15 December 1862 and mustered out with his Company on 18 May 1863 in Buffalo.

After the War

In 1879 he was Buffalo City inspector of oils and an Internal Revenue storekeeper there.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 with wound detail from the Chronicles.2 Personal details from the Official Register of the United States (June 1879), a Buffalo City Directory (1879), his veteran's pension card, and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has his birth in 1830 and death in 1914. His photograph from a piece about his Company in the Buffalo Times of 14 May 1911, online from

His widow Emmala S (1861-1926) received a widow's pension from September 1916 to her death.


c. 1825; Canada West (now Ontario), CANADA


10/31/1913; Buffalo, NY; burial in Forest Lawn, Buffalo, 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 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 298  [AotW citation 28131]

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  [AotW citation 28132]