9th New York

Heavy Artillery Regiment

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Soldier's Notes


Charles McDowell, Charles (Co. D) was a Canadian (born in Simcoe Canada on 15 Feb. 1837) from North Norwich in the County of Oxford. He came to New York around 1858. Married Nancy Wager (mother's maiden name Alvord ) on 24 Dec. 1860 in her father's home. Charles enlisted in Lyons, Aug. 1862. Mustered out June 1865. Settled in Alton , NY.  According to records in the National Archives, he was 5' 5" with blue eyes and dark hair. Survived bullets coming so close they broke his rifle at the Battle of Monocacy. Also lived through Typhoid Fever. Received a Disablity Pension after the war stating that Typhoid Fever left him with heart desease. He was a member of the Wayne and Cayuga Veterans Association. Died  April 17, 1913 of a heart attack while visiting his daughter's home on Denver, Colorado.

Loren Denney (Co. B) served from 8/7/1862 until discharge 7/16/65 as a corporal. He belonged to GAR Post 406 in Ontario, NY, Chartered 10/11/83. He died in 1912. Eugene Sanders, his brother-in-law, joined the same day and they served through-out the war together and were discharged on the same day.He was discharged as a Sergeant. They are both buried near-by in Furnaceville Cemetery, Ontario, NY.   His great granddaughter is Past National President of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865.

Alfred Nelson Sova (Co. B) was born in Victor, Ontario Co., New York on January 11,1847.  He enlisted on Dec. 19, 1863 at Walworth, Wayne Co. and mustered at Auburn on Dec. 29, 1863.  Alfred fought at Cold Harbor, Monocacy (had distinction of personally burning wooden covered bridge at Gen. Lew Wallace's command), Cedar Creek, Petersburg Breakthrough and Saylor's Creek.  He was sick in hospital from Aug. 31 to mid-Oct., 1864.  He mustered out on June 16, 1865 in Washington and returned to Wayne Co., N.Y., where he married and eventually fathered six children.  In 1882, Alfred moved his family to Jackson Co., Michigan, where he lived in Leoni and Grass Lake for the rest of his life.  A longtime member of the G. A. R., he was recognized as the last surviving Civil War veteran in his community prior to his death on August 25, 1935.  Alfred is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Grass Lake, Michigan.

Ebenezor Page of Palmyra (Co. B), Wayne County, New York enlisted as a Private in the Civil War as part of the Ninth New York Heavy Artillery. After the war he settled at Brockport, Monroe County , from where he became a member of the Veteran Association of the 9th N. Y. H. Artillery, upon its forming. Ebenezer was born in England in April of 1820 and immigrated to America when nine years old with parents William H. and Martha Page and siblings. The family settled at Palmyra, Wayne County. Within the year his mother died, and two years later his father married the widow Chloe (Thayer) Robinson and the family settled at Macedon, Wayne County. Soon Ebenezer had two half brothers William Henry Page, Jr. and Riley Preston Page. Ebenezer became a blacksmith, a profession he pursued throughout his adult life. In 1850 he was living in Ontario, Wayne County, with wife Elizabeth and three children. Before the decade ended Ebenezer's father, stepmother, and half brothers settled in Branch County, Michigan, while Ebenezer remained in Wayne County, returning to Palmyra. Ebenezer and Elizabeth had seven children, four of whom were still living by 1900. Ebenezer died in Monroe County between 1910 and 1920 having reached and surpassed the venerable age of 90 years. Children: William H. b: Abt. 1844; Franklin W. b: Abt. 1846 d: 3-6-1890 in Sweden Twp., Monroe Co.; Ellen b: Abt. 1847; Esther b: Abt. 1852; Charlie b: 10-1855 d: 9-9-1859 in Palmyra; Charles E. b: 7-1860; Martha A. b: Abt. 1869.

Private George E Kilmer, served in Company C, 138th Infantry, later 9th New York Heavy Artillery 8/9/1862, transfered 9/8/1862 and mustered out 7/15/1865 at U.S. Army Hospital in York, Pennsylvania. He and his two brothers also enlisted at Ira, New York. Their names were William A. Kilmer and Ezra W. Kilmer. William Alexander Kilmer was the only brother not to survive the war. He is buried at Jordan, New York. George died in a wagon accident making a delivery, riding a two horse lumber wagon, when the spring under the seat broke, throwing him off the wagon. He died in the street while waiting for arrival of the physician.

Private Simeon Lewis, Jr., Company C, enlisted on December 28, 1863 in Oswego, New York and was wounded during the Battle of Monacacy, Maryland on July 9, 1864. He died of his wounds at age twenty-two on July 12, 1864 in Frederick, Maryland. His older brother was Henry H. Lewis, also of Oswego, who was serving in the 18th New York Cavalry at the same time.

Private Frederick Burr, Company M, emigrated from Germany in the 1850's and enlisted in the regiment 30 August 1862. He died on 9 July 1864 of disease at age 29 in Washington, D.C. and was among the first soldiers to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery, which had been officially designated as a military cemetery a few weeks before.

Private Henry Hayhoe, Company L, made his sacrifice to the Union after enlisting for a year on September 1, 1864 from Skaneateles, New York, However, his service and sacrifice lasted only about one and a half months as he was killed at the Battle of Cedar Creek in Virginia on October 19, 1864. His body was brought back to Syracuse and buried at Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Syracuse. Henry was not a native-born American. He was born Henry Hayhow in Leake, Lincolnshire, England (circa 1838) and had come to America with his family where the spelling of their surnamewas changed to Hayhoe sometime in the mid-1850's.



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