Category Archives: Private and Non-Commissioned Soldiers

Articles on infantry, artillery and cavalry soldiers.

James Wiley, Sergeant 59th New York

James Barton Wiley was born in Ohio between 1836 and 1838.  By 1850 he was living with his parents, Jacob and Mary Wiley, in Noble, Ohio.  He was the oldest of seven siblings.  He was the only son of Jacob … Continue reading

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Patrick DeLacey, First Sergeant – 143d Pennsylvania

Patrick DeLacey was born on November 25, 1835 near Carbondale, Pennsylvania.  Not much is known about DeLacey’s early life and education.  DeLacey would enlist in Company A, 143d Pennsylvania Infantry on August 26, 1862.(i)  His rank upon enlistment was sergeant.  … Continue reading

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Francis A. Waller – Corporal 6th Wisconsin

Francis A. Waller was born on August 15, 1840 in Gurneyville, Ohio.  Waller moved to Vernon County, Wisconsin in 1853.  After the Confederate firing on Fort Sumter, on April 12, 1861, Abraham Lincoln would issue a proclamation, on April 15, … Continue reading

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Henry H. Taylor, Sergeant Co. C – 45th Illinois Infantry

Henry H. Taylor was born in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, near Galena, on July 4, 1841, to John W. Taylor and Temperance Stringfield.  Taylor would enlist, on May 9, 1861, after Abraham Lincoln’s call for 75,000 state militia, after the … Continue reading

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James M. Pipes – Captain

James Milton Pipes was born in Dotysburg, Pennsylvania on November 10, 1840.(i)  The son of Washington Pipes, and Cynthia Clark, his great-grandfather was Captain John Pipes, Jr., a veteran of the Revolutionary War.  Very little is known about the early life … Continue reading

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John Winfield Scott – Corporal CSA

John Winfield Scott was born in Mississippi, in approximately 1825.  In 1862 Scott was a merchant in New Orleans.  With the outbreak of the Civil War he would enlist as a private, in the 5th Company of the famed Washington Artillery, of … Continue reading

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William B. Hincks – Sergeant Major

William B. Hincks was born in either 1841, or 1842, in Maine.  He would later move to Bridgeport, Connecticut.  On July 22, 1862, at either 19 or 20 years of age, young William would enlist in the 14th Connecticut Infantry.  … Continue reading

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William H. Carney – Sergeant

Yesterday, I woke up, in my hotel, in Manassas, Virginia.  Turning the television on, the History Channel was showing a program on the 54th Massachusetts Infantry – a unit comprised of United States Colored Troops.  Nearing its end, the program … Continue reading

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Patrick Ginley – Private

Patrick Ginley was born in Ireland, on December 22, 1822.  In 1860, young Patrick was a private in the 69th Regiment New York National Guards. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he would volunteer for his adopted country, being … Continue reading

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Joseph C. Hibson – Private

Joseph C. Hibson(i) was a British national, that would immigrate to the United States.  Born in England, on August 3, 1843, Hibson would end up in New York City.  With the outbreak of the Civil War, young Hibson would volunteer … Continue reading

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