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Federal (USV)


Joseph Onderdonk

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 59th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted 20 August 1861 in New York City, and mustered in as Private, Company G, 59th New York Infantry on 31 August. He transferred to Company B on 1 November.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1, which reports him as missing in action with no further record. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the Report and extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW. Further details from family genealogists and his gravesite on Findagrave.


10/21/1839; North Hempstead, Long Island, NY


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Roslyn Cemetery, Roslyn, 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, Issue 26 (for the year 1900)  [AotW citation 8775]