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Pvt. Hiram Keith. Co. H, 154th Regt., N.Y.S. Vol. Inf. A native of Ashtabula, Ohio, he enlisted at age 21 at South Valley and was mustered out with the regiment at the close of the war. In the postwar years he lived in Steamburg and near Randolph, where he was a member of D. T. Wiggins Post, No. 297, Grand Army of the Republic (the largest Union veterans’ organization). He died in Steamburg in 1923 and is buried in the cemetery there. Dunkelman and Winey Collection, St. Bonaventure University, courtesy of Alfred Keith.
KENYON , WINFIELD SCOTT—Age, 21 years. Enlisted, July 26, 1862, at New Albion, NY to serve three years; mustered in as corporal, Co. H, September 24, 1862; captured in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg. Pa.; paroled, no date; promoted sergeant, June 9, 1864; mustered out: with company, June 11, 1865, near Bladensburg, Md. Courtesy of Cheri Mancuso, Conewango Valley, NY
LANGHANS, JOHN. Age 20. Enlisted at East Otto to serve one year and mustered in as private, Co. H, 154th New YorkSeptember 9, 1864; promoted corporal May 1, 1865; mustered out with company June 11, 1865, near Bladensburg, Maryland. Courtesy of Mark Dunkleman, Providence, R.I.
Pvt. Augustus V. Laing, Co. I, 37th N.Y.S. Vol. Inf. and Co. H, 154th Regt. N.Y.S. Vol. Inf. He enlisted at Ellicottville in May 1861, in the 37th New York and was mustered out with the regiment on June 22, 1863, at New York City. He subsequently enlisted for a second time at Buffalo in September 1864 and served in the 154th, being mustered out with the regiment in June 1865. He died in Little Valley in 1923 and is buried in Eddyville Cemetery, Mansfield. Dunkelman and Winey Collection, St. Bonaventure University, courtesy of David C. Laing.
Corporal Philo A. Markham, Company B, 154th Regt., N.Y.S. Vol. Inf. He enlisted at Dayton at age 25 and was captured at Gettysburg. After being paroled in December 1863, he was wounded in the right arm at the battle of Dug Gap on Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia, on May 8, 1864. Later that day his arm was amputated by the 154th’s surgeon, Henry Van Aernam. Markham was discharged on October 31, 1864. He received the brevet rank of first lieutenant from the State of New York for his meritorious service. He died in 1932 and is buried in Dayton’s Markham Cemetery. Pictured standing in military uniform with his wife, Julia Blackney Markham. Dunkelman and Winey Collection, St. Bonaventure University, courtesy of Charles Markham.
NASH, EUGENE ARUS: Age 24 years. Enrolled at Dayton August 8, 1861, to serve three years, as private, Co. A, 44th New York; transferred to Co. H, September 19, 1861; promoted to sergeant, September 20, 1861; second lieutenant October 3, 1861; acting adjutant May 27, 1862 to October 28, 1862; wounded in action August 30, 1862, at Second Bull Run, Va.; acting assistant inspector general of brigade fromMarch 1, 1863 to March 1, 1864; promoted captain of Co. D, November 30, 1863; wounded in action May 30, 1864, at Bethesda Church, Va.; mustered out with company October 11, 1864. Commissioned lieutenant colonel, 23rd U.S. Colored Troops, but unable to muster on account of wounds. A History of the Forty-Fourth Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry.
2nd Lt. Warren Onan, Co. C, 154th Regt., N.Y.S. Vol. Inf. A native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Onan was engaged in the lumber business along the Allegheny River at the outbreak of the war. He spent most of his service as chief of the brigade ambulance corps, serving until the war’s end. He lived in Allegany in the postwar years until 1879, when he moved to Minnesota and, briefly, North Dakota. He died in Moorhead, Minnesota, in 1910 and is buried there in Prairie Home Cemetery. Dunkelman and Winey Collection, St. Bonaventure University, courtesy of William C. Welch.