Civil War Biographies: Leibnitz-Ludlam

He mustered out of service on July 1, 1865, at Alexandria, Virginia. Both his pension record and an engraving on his tombstone indicate that he was a first lieutenant and quartermaster of the 39th. His last address was 112 West 25th Street in Manhattan. Leibnitz’s death was attributed to a fatty liver. In 1876, Sophie Leibnitz, applied … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Ludlow-Marvin

LUDLOW, EDWIN (1824-1894). Lieutenant colonel and major by brevet; captain, United States Volunteers Quartermaster’s Department. Born in New York, Ludlow enlisted as a captain on April 4, 1862, was immediately commissioned into the United States Volunteers Quartermaster’s Department and served there until his resignation on June 3, 1864. He was promoted by brevet to major … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Mason-McKeon

MASON, HERMAN Q. (1842-1891). First sergeant, 17th Maine Infantry, Company E. Mason was born in Yarmouth, Maine. A resident of Portland, Maine, and a printer by trade, he enlisted as a sergeant and mustered immediately into the 17th Maine on August 18, 1862. According to his muster roll, he had hazel eyes, black hair and … Read more

Civil War Biographies: McKewan-Mingay

McKILLOP (or McKILLUP), GEORGE (1844-1883). Private, 51st New York Infantry, Company F. Born in Dublin, Ireland, McKillup enlisted as a private at Brooklyn on April 8, 1864, and immediately mustered into the 51st New York. As per his muster roll, he was a farmer who was 5′ 2½” tall with blue eyes, light hair and … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Mitchel-Morro

MITCHEL, FREDERICK AUGUSTUS (1839-1918). Captain and aide-de-camp, United States Volunteers; second lieutenant, 21st New York Infantry, Company A; 16th Infantry, United States Army. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mitchel was the son of Ormsby McKnight Mitchel (see) and brother of Edwin William Mitchel (see). As per the Semicentennial Biographical Catalogue of the Zeta Psi Fraternity, … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Morrow-Myers

MORSE, CHARLES (1840-1886). Private, 9th New York Infantry, Company A. Morse was a native of Bradford, New Hampshire. During the Civil War, he enlisted as a private at New York City on May 6, 1861, mustered into Company A of the 9th New York that same day, and mustered out on May 20, 1863. (His admission … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Nagel-Noyes

NAIRN, JOSEPH E. (1843-1896). First lieutenant, 4th New York Light Artillery. A native New Yorker, Nairn lived with his family in New York City in 1850. During the Civil War, he enlisted at New York City on August 20, 1861, and was commissioned into the 4th New York Light Artillery on October 15. During his … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Nugent-Oxley

The New York Tribune reported on July 24, 1871, that Nugent married Kate Stevenson of Brooklyn. As per the 1880 census, he lived with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn and was still working as a sail-maker. The 1890 Veterans Schedule confirms his Civil War service. The 1900 census reports that Nugent lived with his … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Pabst-Perrin

PABST (or PAPST), JACOB (1835-1862). First lieutenant, 20th New York Infantry, Companies G and D. A native of Dürkheim in Bavaria, Germany, Pabst married Caroline Leonhardt on July 1, 1858, at the United German Church in New York City. During the Civil War, he enlisted at New York City as a second lieutenant on May … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Perry-Preston

Perry’s death was cited on June 10, 1864, in the battle report of Brigadier General Gilman Marston, United States Army, who described conditions there as murderous, with 574 wounded, missing or dead, including 23 commissioned officers: “…Many brave officers of the line also perished in the vain attempt to drive the enemy from their strong … Read more