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A.S. Cranmer

A.S. Cranmer

Federal (USV)


Alfred S. Cranmer

(1838 - 1919)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 21 year old farmer at Big Flats, Chemung County, NY. He enlisted and mustered as a Private in Company G, 23rd New York Infantry on 16 May 1861 in Elmira, NY to serve two years.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot in action at Antietam, date not given, but probably on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 27 September and sent on to Philadelphia on 30 September. He was discharged for disability at the Convalescent Camp in Alexandria, VA on 16 January 1863. He enlisted again, as a Private in Company B, First New York Veteran Cavalry on 20 July 1863 at Elmira and mustered out with them on 20 July 1865 at Camp Platt, WV.

After the War

By 1880 and to at least 1910 he farmed at Van Etten, Chemung County, NY.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 as A.S. Cramer. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1860 and 1880-1910, and his Veteran's Administration master index card. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His photograph is from the New York State Military Museum, online from New York Heritage.

He married Malinda R Decker (1841-1923) and they had 8 children between 1861 and 1883.


12/01/1838 in NY


04/16/1919; Van Etten, NY; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Van Etten, 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. 455; For 1895, Vol. I, pg. 53  [AotW citation 28477]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.658  [AotW citation 28478]