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Federal (USV)


Henry Van Voast

(1833 - 1883)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28, he enlisted on Long Island, NY, and mustered in as a Sergeant in Company E, 42nd New York Infantry on 22 June 1861. He was wounded on 21 October 1861 at Ball's Bluff, VA. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 1 April 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date fro 24 December 1862 but was discharged on 19 February 1863.

After the War

In 1880 he was a mason and builder in New Brunswick, NJ.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York,1 as Henry Van Voost. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Jane Williams (1835-1923) and they had 2 children.


03/11/1833 in NY


09/01/1883; burial in Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring, 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. 23, pg. 1091  [AotW citation 8589]