Monday, February 2, 2009

List of Civil War Names C to F

Here is another partial list of names from the Town Clerk Book of 1865, photographed in it's entirety at the NYS Archives last September:

Cory, Edwin Y.
Casler, Oliver J.
Casler, Jacob
Coffin, Franklin
Casler, Henry
Corning, Andrew Yates
Corlies (?), Chas. W.
Canner, Edwin J.
Cain, Benj. S.
Crawfoot, Chas. F.
Cain, Andrew J.
Cain, Danl.
Cain, Ira
Campbell, James
Cooper, Saml. W.
Caruthers, Robt.
Clark, John
Crosby, John
Cowell, J.

Debois, Jacob S.
Doyst (?), Michael
Duck, Thos.
Daley, John
Doyst (?), Terry
Dismond, Timothy
Donahue, Danl.

Edson, Daniel
Edwards, Jas. Y.
Emeson (?), Lewis H.

Fordyce, Jno. Horton (Note: JNO = Jonathan)
Freeman, Lewis
Flynn, Francis
Fell, Edward
Flambugh (sic), Peter
Furgerson, Wen. (?)
Finn, Michael


Roger A. Post said...

Sandie, John Horton Fordyce died in encampment on the Potomac at or near Washington, DC, on 13 November 1862, and is buried in the Fordyce Family Cemetery a couple of stone's throws from the Scipio Town Office, according to the cemetery list and his wife's obituary. Several sources place John Horton Fordyce in Company E, 138th Regiment New York Volunteers at the time of his enlistment. The death date, place of death, and unit shown in "DEATHS OF OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEN DURING THE CIVIL WAR FROM THE TOWN OF SCIPIO, CAYUGA COUNTY, NEW YORK (Taken from the 1865 N.Y. State Census, p.88)" are discrepant with other sources.

The following quote from a biographical sketch of John Horton Fordyce's son, George Lincoln Fordyce, seems to sum up John's life:

"John Horton Fordyce, the son of John Fordyce, and Anna Wilkinson, and the father of George L. Fordyce, was reared on his father's farm in Scipio, and educated in the local schools. In the month of August, 1862, he enlisted in Company E, One Hundred and Thirty-eighth New York State Volunteers, as a private, refusing the captaincy of the company, which it was desired he should accept. His death occurred nine weeks later, on November 13, 1862, near Washington, D. C. He had married Louisa Close on the 12th of January, 1859, and was survived by his young wife and their son, then less than two years old. The subject of this sketch was given the middle name of Lincoln, in honor of President Abraham Lincoln, this being one of the last requests made by the soldier father before leaving for the front."
-- Harriet Taylor Upton, Harry Gardner Cutler (Editor), History of the Western Reserve, (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago 1910), p. 1599

Sandie Stoker Gilliland said...

Roger, thank you for these details about a soldier's fate. As I dig deeper into the Town Clerk's Book, there are details such as these about all our servicemen. As I took a quick look, I saw many notes about injuries, some that stayed with our guys all their lives and impacted their ability to care for their families upon their return; if, unike John, they returned at all.