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Federal (USV)


Cornelius Roosevelt

(1837 - 1904)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 34th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, son of a New York City florist, he enlisted in Herkimer on 9 May 1861 and mustered as Private, Company F, 34th New York Infantry on 15 June.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was mustered out with his Company on 30 June 1863 in Albany, NY.

After the War

By 1870 he was a Lien Vendor (?) in New York City.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York,1 as Cornelius Rosevelt. Personal details from family genealogists including Charles Barney Whittelsey in The Roosevelt Genealogy, 1649-1902 (1902), the NY State Census of 1855, and the US Census of 1870.

He married Sarah Blanchard (b. 1840) about 1864 and they had 5 children. He married, second, Sarah Livingston (b. 1849).


01/21/1837; New York City, NY


04/16/1904; Manhattan, 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. 22, pg. 253  [AotW citation 8333]