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Federal (USV)


Edward Vickery

(1826 - 1879)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 34 year old farmer at Cheektowaga, Erie County, NY. He enlisted in Buffalo on 9 May 1861 to serve two years, and mustered in on 20 May as a Private in Company D, 21st New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 18 May 1863 in Buffalo.

After the War

In 1870 he was a farmer at Pine Grove in Van Buren County, MI.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 with Antietam wound detail from the Chronicles.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1870. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Ursula Cabrilla Tifft (1830-1870) in April 1846 and they had 7 children. He married again, Betsey Lyons (1842-1915) in November 1870 and they had three more.


02/28/1826; Nassau County, NY


12/16/1879; Pine Grove, MI; burial in Earl Cemetery, Kendall, MI


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. 300  [AotW citation 28184]

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. 294  [AotW citation 28185]