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Federal (USV)


Franz Xavier Huber


(1839 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old moulder, he enlisted on 4 May 1861 in Buffalo, NY to serve two years, and mustered in on 20 May as a Private in Company H, 21st New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 18 May 1863 but enlisted again, as a Private in Company H, 12th New York Cavalry, on 1 August 1863. He was promoted to Corporal on 16 November 1863 and to Sergeant on 11 January 1865, and mustered out with his Company on 19 July 1865 in Raleigh, NC.

After the War

By 1867 he was a molder in Buffalo, NY.

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 all as Frank Huber. Personal details from family genealogists, the New York State Census of 1855, and the Buffalo City Directory (1867); he's also seen as Francis Xavier Huber and Franciscus Xaverius Huber.

He married Maria Zaezilia Holler (1845-) in July 1866 in Buffalo and they had 3 daughters.


10/04/1839; Appenweier, Offenburg, Baden, GERMANY


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. 234; 1894, V. 3, p. 1141  [AotW citation 28232]

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 28233]