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S. Titus

S. Titus

Federal (USV)


Silas Titus

(1811 - 1899)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 122nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

At about age 18, in 1829, he went to Syracuse when it was still a small town. He also served in the state Militia from that year. He later had a general store, was in the lumber business, and probably Superintendent of the penitentiary there. On 13 May 1861, then age 48, he enrolled at Elmira as First Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 12th New York Infantry. He was discharged 22 August 1862 to accept the commission as Colonel, 122nd New York Infantry to date from 28 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 23 January 1865.

References & notes

His service from New York.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of details from an un-credited obituary, and his picture, from a photo contributed by Kent Gebhard.


03/31/1811; Wolcott, NY


10/04/1899; Brooklyn, NY; burial in Saint Agnes Cemetery, Syracuse, 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. 19, pg. 190; For 1903, Ser. 36, pg. 335  [AotW citation 25055]