Veteran Biographies P – T
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Sgt. Andrew G. Park, Co. B, 154th Regt., N.Y.S. Vol. Inf. He enlisted at Leon at age 19 and was captured by the Confederates during a foraging expedition in Greene County, North Carolina, in March 1865. On that occasion he witnessed the execution of two of his regimental comrades after their capture by the enemy. He was paroled two months later and mustered out in June 1865 at New York City. Park died at Dayton in 1915 and is buried in Park Lawn Cemetery there. Dunkelman and Winey Collection, St. Bonaventure University, from Historical and Biographical History of the Township of Dayton (1901)
Pvt. Henry Randall, Co. B, 154th Regt., N.Y.S. Vol. Inf. He enlisted at age 27 in July 1862 at Perrysburg and was mustered out with the regiment at the end of the war. He died in 1898 and is buried in Cottage Cemetery, Dayton. Dunkelman and Winey Collection, St. Bonaventure University, courtesy of Phyllis Hubbard.
Pvt. Ransom Terry, Co. C, 154th Regt., N.Y.S. Vol. Inf. He enlisted at Ischua at age 24 and was wounded in the side and captured at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863. After his parole and exchange he was transferred to Co. D, 20th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps (a unit for soldiers to disabled to do duty at the front, but able enough to serve in support capacities). He was mustered out in July 1865 at Camp Cadwalader, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Terry died in Hinsdale in 1911 and is buried in Hinsdale Cemetery. Dunkelman and Winey Collection, St. Bonaventure University, courtesy of Carol Ann H. Fromme.
Pvt. Cyrel Seekins, Co. H, 154th Regt., N.Y.S. Vol. Inf. Pictured with his wife, Phoebe Jane. He enlisted in September 1862 at age 27 at Randolph and was discharged for disability on April 8, 1863. He subsequently served in Co. A of the 188th New York. He died in 1902 and is buried in Randolph Cemetery. Dunkelman and Winey Collection, St. Bonaventure University, courtesy of Leah Bullock
SHIPPY, AARON: Age 21 years. Enlisted September 3, 1864, in Co. G, 13th New York Heavy Artillery; mustered out June 21, 1865, at Norfolk, Virginia. Aaron was one of five Shippy brothers, of Otto, New York, to serve in the Civil War. Courtesy of New York State Adjutant General’s Office
SHIPPY, AUGUSTUS A.: Age 30 years. Enlisted at Otto, to serve three years, July 30, 1862; mustered in a sergeant, Co. B, 154th New York, September 24, 1862; captured in action May 2, 1863, at Chancellorsville Virginia; paroled May 14, 1863, at City Point, Virginia; killed in action May 8, 1864, at Dug Gap on Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia. Courtesy of Mark Dunkelman, Providence, RI.
SHIPPY, EUGENE: Age 21 years. Enlisted September 7, 1861, at Portville, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. D, 85th New York; promoted corporal January 1, 1862; mustered out October 27, 1864, at New Bern, North Carolina. Courtesy of Mark Dunkelman, Providence, RI.
SHIPPY, LEROY: Age 25 years. Enlisted in Co. C, 64th New York; wounded in action June 1, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Virginia; wounded again in action July 2, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; transferred to Invalid Corps (later Veteran Reserve Corps); mustered out September 22, 1864, at Washington, D.C. Courtesy of Mark Dunkelman, Providence, RI.
SHIPPY, STANLEY: Age 15 years. Enlisted October 17, 1863, as private, 14th New York Heavy Artillery; captured in action March 25, 1865 at Fort Stedman, Petersburg, Virginia; paroled March 30, 1865; mustered out August 26, 1865, at Washington, D.C. Courtesy of New York State Adjutant General’s Office.
TALLMAN, BENJAMIN, Resident of Olean, NY. At the age of 23 he enlisted on December 9, 1863, at Mt. Morris, NY; mustered in as private, Co. M, 24th New York Cavalry January 26, 1864; appointed sergeant, date not stated; killed, August 18, 1864, before Petersburg, VA. Tallman had previously served in the 27th New York Volunteer Infantry from May 1861–May 1863. He is pictured here while a member of the 24th New York Cavalry.