Civil War Biographies: Ferry-Franz

FERRY, EDWARD (1814-1876). Private, 79th New York Infantry, Company C. According to the census of 1860, he was a laborer who was born in Ireland. After enlisting as a private at New York City on May 13, 1861, Ferry mustered into the 79th New York on May 28. His son, Andrew Ferry, was in the … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Fraser-Gibbens

FRASER (or FRAZER), ALEXANDER V. (1804-1868). Commander, United States Revenue Marine Bureau (forerunner of the United States Coast Guard). Fraser, a New Yorker by birth, attended the Mathematical, Nautical and Commercial School in New York City, went to sea as a mate, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Revenue Cutter Service by President … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Gibbes-Grandin

GIBBES, EDMUND A. (1819-1876). Surgeon, Confederate States Medical Staff; acting assistant surgeon, General and Staff Officers Corps, Confederate States of America. Gibbes was a native of Charleston, South Carolina. When his attorney applied in 1844 for a passport for Gibbes to travel to Europe for two years, he described him as 5′ 8″ tall with light hair and eyes, a … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Granger-Hallick

GRANGER, GEORGE MOBRAY (1840-1898). Second lieutenant, 139th New York Infantry, Company I; corporal, 8th Regiment, New York State Militia, Company I. Born in New York, he enlisted as a corporal on May 29, 1862, at New York City, and mustered into Company B of the 8th New York State Militia on the same day. His … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Halliday-Hayward

HALLIDAY, JAMES (or THOMAS), R. (or L.) (1816-1900). Private, 83rd New York Infantry, Company F. Halliday was originally from Morristown, New Jersey. As per his obituary in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, he was the youngest of seven children, one of whom, the Reverend S. B. Halliday, was the associate pastor of the Plymouth Church under … Read more

“Horace Greeley’s Last Visit to the Tribune,” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, Dec. 14, 1872

A solemn account of Horace Greeley’s (1811-1872) last visit to the office of the New York Tribune appeared on the cover of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper in the weeks following his death. A well-known public figure, Greeley founded the Tribune and served as its editor for several decades. In 1872, Greeley resigned from the newspaper to run opposite Ulysses S. Grant in the 1872 Presidential election. After an unsuccessful campaign, Greeley returned to the Tribune, but would not remain much longer. November 13th would prove to be his final visit, as he immediately fell ill and spent the remainder of his life under medical care.

Civil War Biographies: Head-Hickey

HEAD, FRANK F. (1839-1861). Sergeant, 84th New York (14th Brooklyn) Infantry, Company C. Head is not buried at Green-Wood; he was interred on the Bull Run battlefield where he fell, and a cenotaph to him is on the Green-Wood gravestone of his brother, Henry Head (see). After enlisting at Brooklyn as a sergeant major on … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Hicks-Hoodless

HICKOX (or HICTOX), CHARLES RALPH (1837-1901). First lieutenant, 5th United States Artillery, Battery F, United States Regular Army. Hickox was born in Warren, Ohio, and at the time of the 1850 census lived in Portage, Ohio, where he was attending school. He relocated to New York in 1855, where he went into the grain business. … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Hooper-Hutton

HOOPER, CHARLES WESLEY (1836-1894). Captain, 33rd Infantry, United States Colored Troops (USCT), Companies G, I, and K; private, 1st New York Engineers, Company I. A native of England, Hooper enlisted as a private at New York City on September 16, 1861, and mustered into the 1st Engineers on October 11. At the time of his enlistment, … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Hyatt-Johnstone

HYATT, ALVIN (1832-1890). Private, 37th Regiment, New York State National Guard, Company E. Of Irish birth, Hyatt served for 30 days in the 37th Regiment’s National Guard in 1864. He last lived at 98 Bond Street in Brooklyn. His death is attributed to “fatty degeneration.” Section 206, lot 21347, grave 613. Civil War Bio Search … Read more