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Civil War Discharges in Saratoga County Clerk's Miscellaneous Records


The Saratoga County Clerk has, since just after the Civil War, recorded on request any individual resident's discharge from active military service. The following Civil War servicemen's discharges are recorded in the books of "Miscellaneous Records" in the Saratoga County Clerk's record room. Although some are more complete (and some possibly more accurate) than others, as a body of records these recorded documents are quite revealing about the individual soldiers.
The discharge usually included:
The table row contains also the book and page number of Saratoga County Miscellaneous Records at which the discharge is recorded. Rarely were any other details included. Some discharges recorded the date and amounts paid to the servicemember as mustering-out or other final payments. Some recorded only that such payment was made on a given date. All these discharges followed a standard format, written out by an Army clerk who filled in the applicable details.
As with any such records, details should be verified with as many other sources as possible. Even in the recorded discharges spelling was inconsistent, errors and omissions were made, and existing records vary widely in legibility.

SURNAME

GIVEN NAME

RANK

CO.

REGIMENT

ENROLLED DATE

DISCHARGE DATE

REASON

WHERE DISCHARGED

BOOK &
PAGE #

BIRTHPLACE

AGE

HEIGHT

COMPL.

EYES

HAIR

OCCUPATION

Allen

Merret B.

Corporal

H

77th NY Inf

05 Sep 1862

22 Jul 1865

disability

Albany NY

4:470

New York

39

5'6"

dark

grey

brown

farmer

Allen

Titus D.

Private

F

10th NY Art'y

30 Aug 1864

23 June 1865

order /War Dept

Petersburg VA

5:190

Galway NY

26

5'9"

dark

black

brown

farmer

Andrews

George H.

Private

H

142d NY Inf

31 Aug 1864

07 Jun 1865

G. O. #73

Raleigh NC

5:30

New York State

23

5'10"

fair

blue

brown

farmer

Baker

Albert

Private

K

15th H. Art'y

17 Aug 1863

22 Aug 1865

S. O. #192

Washington DC

5:11

Amsterdam NY

24

5'7"

fair

blue

sandy

farmer

Barrett

William

Private

C

115th NY Inf

08 Aug 1862

17 Jun 1865

G. O. #blank

Raleigh NC

 

[incomplete]

           

Bennett

William

Private

C

115th NY Inf

08 Aug 1862

17 Jun 1865

G. O. #73

Raleigh NC

5:14

England

18

5'5"

light

blue

light

laborer

Brown

Nicholas

Private

K

48th NY Vet

06 Sep 1864

03 Jun 1865

D. O. #22

Delaney House DC

5:37

Schenectady

18

5'5"

dark

gray

black

farmer

Burns

James

Private

 

3d Indep Batt.

17 Sep 1862

24 Jun 1865

G. O. #31

New York City

5:3

Ireland

32

5'9"

light

hazel

sandy

farmer

Burrus

Marcus S.

Private

D

4th NY Art'y

09 Dec 1861

11 Dec 1863

for reenlistment

Arlington VA

5:119

West Troy NY

20

5'8"

dark

grey

black

butcher

Burrus

Marcus S.

Sergeant

D

4thNYH Art'y

12 Dec 1863

26 Sep 1865

G. O. 220

Washington DC

5:120

West Troy NY

20

5'8"

dark

grey

black

butcher

Butler

Peter

Corporal

H

115th NY Inf

05 Aug 1862

17 Jun 1865

G. O. #73

Raleigh NC

5:4

Clifton Park

44

5'6"

fair

blue

sandy

carpenter

Cave

John W.

Private

A

47th NY Inf

16 Aug 1863

03 Jun 1865

wound @Olustee

Camp Parole MD

5:84

Saratoga

28

5'6"

dark

hazel

brown

gambler

Cherry

William

Private

C

2d? Vet Cav

30 Jul 1863

14 Jul 1865

G. O. #77

Albany

5:101

Co. Down,Ireland

27

5'8"

dark

hazel

dark

laborer

Clements

Albert H.

Private

P

77th NY Inf

14 Aug 1862

05 Jun 1865

Par.6,G.O.77

Washington DC

4:438

Pittstown

21

5'8"

light

hazel

brown

clerk

Conners

Edward

Private

B

77th NY Inf

19 Aug 1862

16 Jun 1865

S. O. #152

Def.ofWashington

5:12

Ireland

21

5'10"

florid

hazel

dark

blacksmith

Connors

John

Private

B

77th NY Inf.

14 Aug 1862

16 Jun 1865

Sp. O. #152

Washington DC

4:470

Ireland

19

5'10"

florid

hazel

dark

farmer

Cruttenden

David H.

Musician

C

115th NY Inf

04 Aug 1862

17 Jun 1865

Raleigh NC

G. O. #73

5:3

Galway

18

5'6"

light

hazel

light

farmer

Daily

Augustus

Private

I

76th NY Inf

04 Jan 1864

15 Jul 1865

ETS

Lansville KY

5:189

Princeton NJ

24

5'5"

fair

grey

light

farmer

Delong

Henry C.

1st SGT

D

4th H. Arty

18 Dec 1861

17 Dec 1864

ETS

Petersburgh VA

4:481

Ballston NY

20

5'6"

light

grey

brown

farmer

Deming

Edgar S.

Corporal

C

115th NY Inf

08 Aug 1862

17 Jun 1865

G. O. #73

Raleigh NC

5:270

Day NY

20

5'6"

dark

grey

dark

farmer

Densmore

Ransford

Corporal

E

44th NY Inf

10 Sep 1861

23 Sep 1862

disability

Soldiers' Home

5:225

South Corinth NY

23

5'10"

fair

blue

light

carpenter

Deuel

John E. L.

Private

 

Signal Corps

24 Sep 1861

24 Sep 1864

ETS

HQ,ArmyofPotomac

5:12

Saratoga Springs

23

5'10"

light

grey

dark

farmer

Dowen

Barnet

Private

C

77th NY Inf

26 Aug 1862

21 Jun 1865

G. O. #77

Halls Hill VA

4:473

Pittstown NY

34

5'7"

light

blue

dark

mason

Drimmer

Henry B.

Private

H

115th NY Inf

05 Aug 1862

17 Jun 1865

G. O. #13

Raleigh NC

4:467

Auburn NY

29

5'7"

dark

black

black

tinsmith

Fassett

John S.

   

2d Vet.Cav.

03 Sep 1863

08 Nov 1865

ETS

Talledega AL

5:15

Troy

32

5'10"

dark

grey

black

brewer

Ford

John B.

Private

D

4th NY Art'y

04 Jan 1862

06 Oct 1862

disability

Fort Ethan Allen

5:271

Ballston Spa

33

5'4"

florid

blue

brown

farmer

Foster

George F.

Corporal

C

115th NY Inf

06 Aug 1862

17 Jun 1865

G. O. #73

Raleigh NC

5:5

Saratoga

26

5'4"

fair

gray

black

axe maker

Gardner

George W.

Private

A

112th NY Inf

23 Jul 1862

13 Jun 1865

G. O. #73

Raleigh NC

5:133

Sponingham? NY

21

5'6"

fair

gray

brown

farmer

Gardner

John S.

Private

A

112th NY Inf

28 Jul 1862

25 May 1865

telegr.WarDept

New York City

5:109

Saratoga

19

5'6"

fair

black

brown

furnaceman

Harris

Ezra

Sergeant

E

77th NY Inf

27 Sep 1861

09 Dec 1862

disability

Baltimore MD

4:471

Greenfield NY

28

5'7"

light

blue

light

laborer

Haylock

Henry

Private

H

115th NY Inf

12 Aug 1862

24 Jun 1863

disability

Hilton Head SC

5:263

Canada

28

5'8"

fair

black

brown

wagonmaker

Herrick

Charles

Private

D

4th H. Art'y

04 Jan 1862

07 Jan 1865

ETS

Petersburgh VA

4:442

Saratoga County

23

4'10"

light

blue

light

farmer

Heuling

Alden S.

Sergeant

F

30th NY Inf

05 Mar 1862

18 Jun 1863

ETS

Albany

5:20

Saratoga Springs

18

5'4"

light

blue

light

 

Horton

Francis W.

Sergeant

C

77th NY Inf

24 Sep 1861

23 NOv 1864

ETS

Fort Monroe VA

5:67

Saratoga

25

5'6"

light

gray

black

carpenter

Hoyt

Edwin

Private

F

13th H. Art'y

06 Sep 1864

21 Jun 1865

order War Dept

Norfolk VA

4:479

Lansingburgh NY

22

5'6"

light

grey

light

printer

Johnson

Jeptha

Private

G

115th NY Inf

24 Jul 1862

06 Jun 1865

dir. War Dept.

Albany

5:118

Saratoga Springs

18

5'5"

dark

hazel

brown

farmer

Laughery

Morris

Private

B

91st NY Vet

16 Sep 1862

03 Jul 1865

G. O. #158

Washington DC

5:39

Campden NY

30

5'10

light

black

sandy

laborer

Look

William B.

Private

H

115th NY Inf

23 Jul 1862

25 Feb 1865

Surg. Certif.

U.S.ArmyHospTroy

5:38

Sand Lake NY

 

6'0"

sandy

blue

light

farmer

McIntosh

William H.

Private

H

153d NY Inf

30 Aug 1862

19 May 1865

dir.byWar Dept

Philadelphia PA

4:474

Ballston NY

19

5'10"

fair

blue

dark

farmer

Merchants

James

Landsman

 

No. Carolina

?? May 1864

04 Aug 1865

   

4:470

Troy

19

5'4"

light

grey

fair

farmer

Mosher

Hiram

Private

H

153rd NY Inf

06 Sep 1862

02 Oct 1865

ETS

Savannah GA

5:11

Greenfield

18

5'3"

fair

blue

brown

farmer

Murray

Charles H.

Private

B

18th Vet Res.

23 Nov 1861

23 Nov 1864

ETS

Wathington DC

5:7

Charlton

20

5'6"

light

blue

brown

laborer

Older

Theadore

Private

G

30th NY Inf.

16 Feb 1862

18 Jun 1863

ETS

Albany

4:452

Saratoga County

19

5'8"

dark

dark

dark

laborer

Palmertier

Anson

Private

B

77th NY Inf

24 Sep 1861

05 Jan 1863

epilepsy

WhiteOakChurch VA

5:10

Columbia NY

38

5'73/4

light

blue

brown

mechanic

Pulling

George E.

Private

C

77th NY Inf

30 Aug 1862

27 Jun 1865

S. O. #162

Washington DC

5:87

Milton

18

5'3"

light

blue

brown

farmer

Quivey

William H.

Private

A

77th NY Inf

04 Jan 1864

27 Jun 1865

S. O. #162

Washington DC

4:441

Saratoga County

22

5'7"

light

light

light

farmer

Remmington

Robert S.

Private

B

6th H. Art'y

18 Jan 1864

24 May 1865

S. O. #199

Washington DC

5:23

Warren NY

18

5'6"

dark

grey

dark

laborer

Riordan

Daniel

farrier?

E

2d Vet. Cav

17 Aug 1863

08 Nov 1865

ETS

Talladega AL

4:471

Essex VT

37

5'6"

fair

grey

dark

teamster

Rooney

William

Private

D

4th H. Art'y

24 Nov 1862

21 Mar 1865

disability

Davids Island NY

4:480

Albany NY

37

5'8"

light

blue

brown

clerk

Schofield

John W.

Hosp.Stwd

 

21st NY Cav?

15 Aug 1863

22 Jun 1865

G. O. #77

Alexandria VA

5:15

Bemus Heights

18

5'8"

light

grey

light

druggist

Sheehan

Patrick

Corporal

B

77th NY Inf

23 Nov 1861

13 Dec 1864

ETS

Saratoga Springs

5:10

Cork, Ireland

22

5'4"

light

blue

brown

farmer

Sherman

William H.

   

Signal Corps

24 Nov 1861

09 Dec 1864

ETS

Louisville KY

5:2

Saratoga

21

6'1"

light

blue

light

telegr.opr

Stairs

Thomas S.

Corporal

I

115th NY Inf

04 Aug 1862

17 Jun 1865

G. O. #73

Raleigh NC

4:474

Glenville NY

25

5'9"

fair

blue

black

farmer

Staples

John P.

Corporal

I

115th NY Inf

06 Aug 1862

17 Jun 1865

G. O. #73

Raleigh NC

4:479

Ipswich MA

29

5'4"

light

blue

light

farmer

Taylor

Nelson

Corporal

H

9th NY Inf

10 Sep 1861

25 Oct 1864

Exp. of term

Baltimore

4:436

Saratoga

25

6'2"

light

black

black

farmer

Thompson

James D.

1st SGT

C

115th NY Inf

01 Aug 1862

17 Jun 1865

G. O. #73

Raleigh NC

4:482

Grafton VT

28

6'-"

fair

blue

brown

scythemaker

Tripp

Ephraim J.

Private

D

77th NY Inf

04 Aug 1862

10 Jul 1865

Surg. Certif.

Gen.Hosp. Albany

5:4

Saratoga

27

5'6"

light

dark

dark

mechanic

VanSteenburgh

John H.

Private

 

3rd Indep. Bat

06 Feb 1864

24 Jun 1865

G. O. #31

New York City

4:451

Saratoga

18

5'6"

light

grey

light

laborer

Vansteenburgh

John H.

Private

 

13th IndepBat

23 Nov 1861

05 Mar 1864

re-enlisted

BrandyStationVA

4:452

Saratoga

20

5'6"

light

grey

light

farmer

Wait

Charles F.

Private

D

115th NY Inf

09 Aug 1865*

17 Jun 1865

G. O. #73

Raleigh NC

5:86

Galway

21

5'10"

light

hazel

dark

farmer

Weatherwax

William

Sergeant

C

4th NY Art'y

18 Dec 1861

17 Dec 1864

ETS

New York City

5:2

Ballston Spa

18

5'4"

light

blue

brown

farmer

Weed

Charles H.

Private

K

18th NY Inf

17 May 1861

28 May 1863

ETS

Albany NY

4:472

Hammond NY

28

5'5"

dark

blue

brown

farmer

Wheeler

Jerome B.

Captain

D

2d Pr. Mtd.

04 Sep 1861

09 Aug 1865

S.O.#135

Louisville KY

4:437

Troy NY

25

5'8"

light

?

light

mechanic

Williams

William N.

Private

I

7th NY Art'y

11 Aug 1863

05 Jun 1865

order/War Dept.

Albany NY

5:255

Greenfield NY

22

5'8"

fair

blue

brown

blacksmith

* [Note: This date is as written in the record book.]
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