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O. Gash

O. Gash

Federal (USV)


Otho Gash

(1847 - 1899)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 108th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Rochester at age 15 (perhaps giving his age as 18) and mustered in as Private, Company H, 108th New York Infantry on 22 July 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in action on 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA, and had his right thumb amputated. He transferred to the Thirty-eighth Company, Second Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps on 6 February 1865. He was discharged 26 July 1865 in Washington, DC.

After the War

In 1868 he went to the "oil regions in Pennsylvania and entered the oil business". He bought and operated the Oil City Hotel in Bradford, PA from about 1890.

References & notes

Basic information from Washburn1. Service data from the State of New York2. His photograph from a CDV from the New York State Military Museum. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.


02/28/1847; New York City, NY


1899; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford, PA


1   Washburn, George H., A Complete Military History and Record of the 108th Regiment N.Y. Vols., Rochester (NY): Press of E.R. Andrews, 1894, pp. 253 - 263  [AotW citation 8919]

2   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 34 (for the year 1903), pg. 221  [AotW citation 9052]