Cassius N. Snyder
       Cassius N. Snyder

Co. F. 81st. Reg't NY Infantry
   Age 18 years, Height 5 feet 7 inches
   Complexion fair
   Eyes: Blue; Hair: Black
   Where born: Oswego, New York
   Occupation:   Driver
    When: October 22nd, 1861
    Where: Gilberts Mills
    By whom: E.S. Cook; term 3 years
    Remarks: Transfer to Invalid Corps, Aug. 7, 1863
    Special Order: August 24, 1864
    Discharged: August 24, 1864
    Re: History of Oswego Co... P323 c1877

See his Flag Request for Burial
Pension Claim
Information and photograph contributed  by 
his great-grandson, Mark W. Snyder. 

Crp. Franklin N Halsey
"Crp. Franklin N.  Halsey, Mexico, NY
Comp F, 
147th New York, killed Gettysburg July 63"
(Written in pen on back) 
This photograph is part of the "Camp
Life: Civil War Collections from
Gettysburg"  housed at the National Park


John M. Wiltse - Civil War
John M. Wiltse

These are two images of my 2nd great-grandfather, John M. Wiltse.  Born 1834 at Rose Hill, Marcellus, NY, died 1917 in Syracuse, NY.  He volunteered 23 Aug. 1862 at Palermo, Oswego County for 3 yrs. as a private, Company F, 147th NY.  Was transferred to 3rd Brigade Ammo Train, where he was a wagon master in charge of handling the mules attached to the ammo wagons.  He was present during the Battle of Gettysburg, participating in the only known mule train charge during the Civil War.  Discharged with reg't August 1865, Washington, DC.

On the left is probably his enlistment photograph, taken circa 1862.  On the right, after he became a teamster: note the tent in the backdrop and the young spruce trees--obviously taken in the field, probably in VA.

Contributed by Kevin Bradford


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