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Federal (USV)


Valder H. Tipple

(c. 1842 - 1918)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was an 18 year old farm worker living with his parents and two younger brothers in Maryland, Otsego County, NY; his father Peter was a blacksmith. He enlisted on 28 September 1861 in Westford, NY and mustered as a Private in Company I, 51st New York Infantry on 9 October.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot, probably in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to US Army General Hospital #1 in Frederick, MD on 19 September and sent to Baltimore on 24 September 1862. He was discharged for disability on 11 February 1863 at the Convalescent Camp at Alexandria, VA.

After the War

By 1870 he was again a farm laborer in Maryland, NY, neighbor to Jabez Sperry, and next door to his in-laws. He was a farmer there from 1880 to at least 1910.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General,1 who does not mention his wounding. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 as Walter Tipple. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Delinda Lamphere (1847-1943) about 1861 and they had 2 children.


c. 1842; Westford, NY


11/11/1918; burial in Schenevus Cemetery, Schenevus, 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. 219  [AotW citation 30386]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.123  [AotW citation 30387]