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Federal (USV)


James C. Ten Broeck

(c. 1838 - 1891)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, he enlisted in Buffalo, NY on 1 May 1861 to serve two years, and mustered in on 20 May as a Private in Company A, 21st New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in the German Reformed Church in Frederick, MD on 1 October 1862 and was discharged for disability on 26 November 1862.

After the War

He was a Freemason in Newark, New Jersey by 1874.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 and his New York Muster Roll Extract, online from fold3, with Antietam wound detail from the Chronicles.2 Hospital detail from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married a woman named Hunt and they had a daughter Susan, born in Newark, NJ in 1879.


c. 1838 in NJ


12/1891; burial in Saint James Episcopal Church Cemetery, Edison, NJ


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. 295  [AotW citation 28152]

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 28153]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #58  [AotW citation 28156]