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C. Littlefield

C. Littlefield

Federal (USV)

Lieutenant Colonel

Calvin Littlefield

(1823 - 1909)

Home State: New York

Education: Union College, Class of 1845

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 94th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A school principal, he'd been a member of the New York legislature from 1854-57. He enrolled on 18 October 1861 in Bellville, NY and mustered as Captain, Company K, 94th New York Infantry on 7 February 1862. He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel on 17 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the Regiment in Maryland as senior officer present, Colonel Root having been wounded at Manassas in August.

The rest of the War

He resigned 1 November 1862 due to illness.

After the War

In 1870 he was successful "speculator" - investor - in New York City, but by 1900 had retired from business and was a farmer in Ellisburg.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General.1 Personal details from a bio sketch in G.W. Bungay's Pen and Ink Portraits of the Senators, Assemblymen, and State Officers... (1857), family genealogists, and the US Census for 1870 and 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Brian Sigman for the nudge to look further into Littlefield and for his picture, from a photograph posted to by a descendant.

He married Harriett Lucretia Sprague (1823-1879) in 1848 and they had three daughters. He married again, Laura Hungerford (1846-1925) in 1883, and they had another daughter, but she died young.

More on the Web

His uniform coat, revolver, and other items were sold by the Horse Soldier Antiques.

See Griff's exhibit of a brief letter from Littlefield to his father dated 21 September 1862, on Spared & Shared.


09/01/1823; Ellisburg, NY


12/29/1909; Belleville, NY; burial in Woodside Cemetery, Belleville, 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 1902, Ser. No. 32, pg. 147  [AotW citation 25945]