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Federal (USV)


Clifford Clarence Coddington

(1840 - 1892)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

The youngest of 13, in 1860 he was 21 years old and lived with all 6 of his surviving siblings and 6 servants in New York City. On 2 January 1862 he mustered as 2nd Lieutenant of Company F, 51st New York Infantry (ranking from 21 December 1861), and he was promoted to First Lieutenant on 2 September (dating from 21 July).

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was appointed Captain of Company E on 23 December 1862 (rank from 26 July) and was discharged on 1 March 1864.

After the War

By 1880 he was living in New York City with wife, new daughter and 3 servants and had "no business" - suggesting an independent income. His occupation was "gentleman" at his death at age 51 in 1892.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 and his Muster Roll Abstract, online from fold3. His wounding also on a casualty list in the New York Herald of 23 September 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Alma Louise Morgan (later Fellows, then Larner; 1855-1927) in September 1877 and they had 5 children, the first died in infancy.


05/17/1840; Manhattan, NY


1892; Manhattan, NY; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, 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 1900, Ser. No. 25, p. 39  [AotW citation 30347]