Veteran Biographies A – E
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August Bickmeyer was born in Hanover Germany about 1823, emigrated to Canada, then to Gowanda, NY and by the late 1850s settled on a farm on the McClure Hollow Road in Allegany, NY. Family tradition states he was a substitute for another man (identity unknown) from Allegany, NY. He enlisted, September 10,1864 at Allegany; age 44 years; mustered in as private, Co. F, 10th New York Cavalry September 10, 1864, to serve one year; mustered out with detachment, June 3, 1865 at Alexandria, Va. Bickmeyer died in 1903 at the home of his daughter on West Green Street in Olean, NY where he had taken up residence. He is buried in the Allegany, NY (Protestant) Cemetery on Maple Avenue.
CHAMBERLAIN, CALVIN T.: Age 19 years. Enlisted August 29, 1862, at Great Valley, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. H, 154th New York, September 25, 1862; captured in action July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; died August 18, 1864, at Andersonville, Georgia; buried in Grave No. 5860, Andersonville National Cemetery. Courtesy of Mark Dunkelman, Providence, RI.