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Federal (USV)


Francis Eugene Berier

(1819 - 1895)

Home State: District Of Columbia

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: 2nd Division, 9th Corps

Before Antietam

He was commissioned Captain and Commissary of Subsistence, US Volunteers on 14 November 1861 and was detailed to General Sturgis' staff.

On the Campaign

Of their service on the Maryland Campaign General Sturgis later wrote

Captain N. Plato, assistant quartermaster, and Captain F. E. Berier, commissary of subsistence, rendered good service also in their respective departments, and exhibited great energy and zeal.

The rest of the War

He was honored by brevet to Major for his war service, and mustered out on 15 November 1866.

After the War

In 1865 and to at least 1875 he was living with his widowed mother in New Utrecht, NY. By 1874 and to at least 1886 he was a tea and wine dealer in New York City.

References & notes

His service from Heitman.1 Maryland detail quoted from the General's after-action Report. Personal details from family genealogists, the New York Census of 1865 and 1875, and NY City Directories for 1875-76, 85-86, and 91-92, via his bio sketch from Green-Wood. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Julia Ann Stanton (1818-1880) in May 1850 and they had 2 children; only son DeLangel Berier (1859-1916) survived infancy.


02/20/1819; Ft. Hamilton, Kings County, NY


10/03/1895; Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, NY; burial in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY


1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 214  [AotW citation 28783]