Cayuga County NYGenWeb Military & Veterans Page

The following items are now available  on the Cayuga County NY Veteran Service Agency website.
Veteran Organizations In Cayuga County NY || THOSE WHO DIED IN SERVICE, WORLD WAR 1, 1916-1919 FROM AUBURN & CAYUGA COUNTY  || "Dedication Of The World War 1 Memorial" in Auburn NY on May 26, 2003" Booklet in PDF Format  ||
'For Freedom' - A book that profiles the 267 men from Cayuga County NY who died while in service to their country during World War II  || Korean War Memorial || Vietnam Casualties || Operation Iraqi Freedom || WW2 Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook Name Index ||

The New York in the Revolution as colony and state website resides at: http://www.americanwars.org/american-revolution-new-york.htm
Commendations Of The 27th American Division 1918
G.A.R. Post Roster Lists are available at the Cayuga County Historian's Office (Courtesy of Sandie Stoker Gilliland)
Lockwood Post #175 GAR Partial List (Courtesy of Dawn L. Roe)
108th Infantry United States Army ~ 1918
Some newspaper items relating to the 108th Infantry and Col. Edgar S. Jennings (compiled and shared - Courtesy of Deborah Martin-Plugh 2011)
Ledyard In The Civil War Book (Published online courtesy of Bill Hecht)
History of the 24th NY Cavalry (Published online courtesy of Donald Lockhart)
Civil War Roster for Company E, 75 Reg NY Vol.
Newspaper items relating to the 75th Regiment (Compiled and shared courtesy of Deborah Martin-Plugh)
History of the 75th NY Vols, written in long hand on Seward Post GAR stationery by Frederick Cossum, Post Commander (Images 1 thru 22-PDF 5.2MB, Images 23-44-PDF 5MB, Complete File-PDF 10.2MB- Individual JPG Image Files (Images courtesy of Sandie Stoker Gilliland)
Images from the GAR report for December of 1897 for Scipio's Selah Cornwell GAR (Images courtesy of Sandie Stoker Gilliland)
Company I, 111th NY State Volunteer Infantry 1862
Company I Reg., 111th NY Vol. Soldier Record - Larger View (Published online courtesy of Bill Hecht)
Newspaper items relating to the 111th Regiment (Compiled and shared courtesy of Deborah Martin-Plugh)
Company H, 75th NY State Volunteer Infantry 1862
Company I, 75th NY State Volunteer Infantry 1861
9th New York Heavy Artillery Roster of Survivors 1902 (Courtesy of Bill Hecht)
1903 Roster of Survivors of the 111th Reg't NYS Vol's   (Courtesy of Bill Hecht)
George Contant's Western NY in the Civil War Site
Moravia NY in the Civil War  (Courtesy of Bill Hecht)
Port Byron NY Area Hall Of Fame & Veteran's List Website at: www.pbahof.googlepages.com (Link Courtesy of Robert Jones)
Springport Cayuga County 1862 Civil War Enrollment Book (Courtesy of Bill Hecht)
Springport, Cayuga County, NY 1864 Enrollment Of Persons Liable to Military Duty - 49th Militia (Courtesy of Bill Hecht)
1865 Springport NY Civil War Census (Courtesy of Bill Hecht)
Springport Civil War Records (Courtesy of Bill Hecht)
Two newspaper stories from 1900 and 1908 listing 'Memorial Day Honors' for veteran graves at area cemeteries (Courtesy of Deborah Martin-Plugh)
1908 Roster of the Seward-Crocker GAR Post of Auburn NY via Steve McKay
1908 Seward-Croker GAR Post Roster via Betty
The Civil War Home Page
The United States Civil War Center
Civil War Deaths from Scipio

Veterans of Civil War Town of Sennett Honor Roll
Veterans of World War I Sennett Honor Roll

Veterans of World War II Sennett Honor Roll

Military Tract Revolutionary War Bounty Land for Cayuga Co.
Seneca County NYGenWeb Military Tract Site
Veterans in the North Street Cemetery from the Revolutionary War
Veterans in the North Street Cemetery from the War of 1812

Veterans in the Soule Cemetery in Sennett, N.Y. from the Spanish War, Civil War and World War I
Veterans in the Soule Cemetery in Sennett, N.Y. from the Revolutionary War and War of 1812

Memorial Day Tombstone Project  

New York Medal of Honor Winners from New York State
World War I Document Archives
World War II US Veterans Web Site    
Vietnam Casualty Search Page  
History of Memorial Day


Soldiers and Marines buried in the North Street Cemetery in Auburn, New York from the Revolutionary War & War of 1812:

Name of soldier, 		War in which
sailor or marine		he served	Organization			Rank

Baker, James			1776		Dutchess Co. Militia		Private
Buck, David			1776		(Probably Mass Line)		Unknown
Cation, James			1776		Unknown				Unknown
Cumpston, Edward		1776		1st Albany Co. Mil.		Private
Doty, Dorias			1776		Unknown				Unknown
Fleming, George			1776		2nd Regt. N.Y. Line Art.	Captain
Foster, William			1776		Mass Line			Private
Gilbert, Moses			1776		Conn. Troops			Private
Goodrich, Zenas			1776		Conn. Troops			Private
Kilburn, John			1776		Conn. Line			Private
Marshall, Joseph		1776		Rhode Island Continental	Private
Miles, Nathan			1776		Capt. Elisha Jackson's Co. 
						Mass. Troops			Private
Parker, Michael			1776		Gideon Warren's Reg. 
						Vermont Militia			Private
Smith, David			1776		Unknown				Unknown
Stone, Windsor			1776		Mass Line			Private
Thompson, Jesse			1776		4th Regt. N.Y. Line		Lieut.
Tibbels, Solomon		1776		Pawling Levies			Private
Tibbels, Nathan			1776		Unknown				Unknown
Tooker, Levi			1776		Unknown				Unknown
VanValkenburg, Barthelomew	1776		1st N.Y. Regt.			1st Lieut.
Wheadon, Edmund			1776		N.Y. Militia			Private

(The above graves were identified by the Owasco Chapter D.A.R., Auburn, N.Y.

Amerman, Henry			1812		N.Y. Regt. Colonel John Harris	Captain
Brinkerhoff, David, Esq.	1812		Cayuga & Seneca County Militia	Paymaster
Cronk, Jasper			1812		Cayuga County Militia		Private
Cumpston, John H.		1812		Art. Co. 7th Regt. 3rd Bri.	Captain
Fitch, James			1812		Cayuga County Militia		Private
Gates, Jared			1812		N.Y. Militia Regt.		Private
Holmes, Jesse			1812		78th Regt. Renesselaer Co.	Captain
Jankins, Robert			1812		Capt. H.W. Snyder's Co.
						Albany Co. Mil.			Private
Lathrop, Wyllys			1812		158th Regt. Inft. 		Lieut.
Nagel, Philip			1812		Dutchess Co. Militia		Private
O'Harra, John			1812		21st Reg. Cayuga Co.		Major
Olmstead,  Noah			1812		Cay. Co. Regt.			Major
Swartout, James			1812		Unknown				Private
Tracey, Henry			1812		Unknown				Captain
Tibbles, John			1812		Unknown				Unknown
Tuttle, Bradley			1812		Cayuga Co. Light Horse Co.	Captain
Warden, Allen			1812		159th Regt. Onondaga
						County Militia			Adjutant		
Soldiers and Marines buried in the Soule Cemetery in Sennett, New York from the Spanish War, Civil War and World War I: Acker, Wilbert Civil-61-66 Co. H 111th N.Y. Vol. Inft. Private Acker, William Civil-61-66 Unknown Unknown Adams, John Civil-61-66 Co. M. 16th Regt. H Art. Unknown Allen, Melville Civil-61-66 Co. M 2nd N.Y. Reg. Mounted Rifles Private Allen, Roselle Civil-61-66 Co. K 1st N.Y. Vol. Art. Private Beavers, John M. Civil-61-66 Co. I 19th N.Y. Inft. Private Beebe, Benjamin Civil-61-66 Co. K 1st N.Y. Mounted Rifles Private Bentley, Charles M. Civil-61-66 Co. L 16th N.Y. Vol. H. Art. Berry, Joseph B. Civil-61-66 Bat. A, 3rd N.Y. Lt. Art. Private Bills, Chester Civil-61-66 Bat. A, 3rd N.Y. Light Art. Private Borden, Andrew G. Civil-61-66 Co. B 75th N.Y. Vol. Inft. Private Bosworth, Charles Civil-61-66 Co. C 3rd N.Y. Vol. Cav. Private Botsford, Alvah B. Civil-61-66 Co. A 3rd N.Y. Vol. H. Art. Private Boyington, Alonzo R. Civil-61-66 Bat. A 3rd N.Y. Lt. Art. Private Boyington, William H. Civil-61-66 Co. A 19th N.Y. Vol. Inft. Private Braumig, N.B. Unknown U.S. Army Brinkerhoff, George W. Civil-61-66 Co. A. 9th N.Y. H. Art. Private Broad, Richard T. Civil-61-66 Co. L. 5th Kan.Cav. Bugler Co. B 15th Kan. Cav. Civil-61-66 Co. F 2nd U.S. Cav. Brown, Edwin Civil-61-66 Co. D 141st N.Y. Inft. Private Brown, George Civil-61-66 Co. E 111th N.Y. Inft. Corporal Burghduff, George W. Civil-61-66 Co. B 75th N.Y. Vol. Inft. Private Cain, Theodore Civil-61-66 U.S.S. Pinola-Navy Gulf Squad. Casey, Frances Perry M.D. Civil-61-66 8th N.Y. Vol. Art. Asst. Surgeon Catton, George B. Civil-61-66 Co. B 1st N.Y. Dragoons Private Chiverton, James Civil-61-66 Co. F 111th N.Y. Vol. Inft. Private Christler, N. Civil-61-66 Unknown Clapp, Wm. H. Civil-61-66 Co. B 118th N.Y. Regt. Vol. Inf.Private Clark, Orson B. Civil-61-66 Co. A 19th N.Y. Regt. Inft. and 3rd N.Y. Regt. Light Art. Corporal Clifford, Lewis M. Civil-61-66 Co. F 22nd N.Y. Regt. Vol. Cav. Private Colwell, Willard G. Spanish Co. I 108th N.Y. Inft. Congdon, Wm. O. Civil-61-66 Co. I 3rd N.Y. Regt. Vol. Lt.Art. Sergt. Cook, Darius Civil-61-66 Unknown Unknown Cooper, George W. Civil-61-66 Co. L 9th N.Y. Regt. Vol. Cav. Private Cooper, William Civil-61-66 Co. C 193rd Reg. NY Vol. Inft Private Craw, William C. Civil-61-66 Unknown Unknown Davies, J.C. Civil-61-66 Co. K. 19th N.Y. Vol. Inft. Davis, Charles Civil-61-66 Bat. A 3rd Regt. N.Y. Lt. Art. 1st Lieut. De. St. Croix, Louis P. Civil-61-66 Co. H 33rd Regt. N.Y. Vol. Inf. Private Desmond, Richard Civil-61-66 Co. I 10th Mass. Vol. Inft. Private Drake, James Civil-61-66 Co. F. 3rd Regt. N.Y. Lt. Art. Private Drummond, Robert L. Civil-61-66 Co. H 111th N.Y. Vol. Inft. Private Dyer, James Civil-61-66 Co. A. 3rd N.Y. Reg. Lt. Art. Private Eccles, Fish. Civil-61-66 Co. H. 33rd Regt. NY Vol. Inft. Private Edwards, Dayton S. Civil-61-65 Bat. B. 3rd NY Regt Vol. Art. Private Edwards, Thompson Civil-61-65 Co. G. 64th Regt. NY Vol. Inft. Private Emerick, Jashus (Joshua) Civil-61-65 Unknown Unknown Ennis, George W. Civil-61-65 Co. A. B. & C. 111th Regt. NY Vol. Inft. Private Eno, Drayton Civil-61-65 Co. G. 122nd Regt. NY Vol. Inft. Private Co. G. 122nd Regt. 1st lieut. Ferris, James J. Civil-61-65 Unknown Unknown Follett, Harvey Civil-61-65 Co. C. 9th NY Regt. Vol. Heavy Art. Captain Forguson, J.C. Civil-61-65 Co. M. 3rd NY Regt. Lt. Art. Private Fredenburgh, Andrew Civil-61-65 Co. I. 101 Regt NY Vol. Inft. Private Freeman, John Civil-61-65 Co. D. 20th Regt. Colored Troops Private French, William Civil-61-65 Bat. B. 3rd NY Regt. Vol. Art. Private Fritts, Curtis M. Civil-61-65 Co. A. 1st NY Regt. Vet. Cavalry Private Frye, Dr. Moses M. Civil-61-65 138th Regt NYV Inf 9th Heavy Art. 2nd Lieut. 39th U.S. Colored 1st Lieut. Gardner, George W. Civil-61-65 Co. D. 137th Regt. NY Vol. Inft. Private Gaylord, Charles H. Civil-61-65 1st NY Bat. Art. 6th Corps Sergt. Gibbs, William H. Civil-61-65 Co. A. 9th Regt. NY Vol. Art Private Goodrich, Daniel W. Civil-61-65 Co. A. 19th NY Regt. Vol. Inft. Private Godden, Stephen L. Civil-61-65 Co. I. 9th NY Regt. Heavy Art. Private Graham, John H. Civil-61-65 Co. I. 3rd NY Regt. Lt. Art Private Graves, Dempster Civil-61-65 Bat. D. 1st NY Regt. Lt. Art. Private Gray, Chester E. Civil-61-65 Co. H. U.S. Co. Vol. Heavy Art. Private Hale, James Civil-61-65 Co. C. 9th Reg. NY H. Art. Corp. Haley, Amos Civil-61-65 Co. G. 2nd NY Regt. Vol. Cal. Private Harrington, Martin Civil-61-65 Co. I. 111th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Harris, Samuel F. Civil-61-65 Co. I. 9th Regt. NY Vol. H. Art. 1st Lieut. Hicks, William C. Civil-61-65 Co. E. 135th Reg. NY H. Art. Private Hills, Albert E. Civil-61-65 Co. K. 193rd Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Holcomb. H. Warren Civil-61-65 Co. M. 16th Regt. NY H. Art. Private Hollenbeck, David H. Civil-61-65 Co. E. 149th Regt. NY Vol. Inf. Private Howland, Thompson P. Civil-61-65 Co. F. 27th Regt. NY Vol. Inf. Private Hoyt, Daniel Civil-61-65 Co. A. 3rd Reg. NY Vol Art. Private Hull, Henry L. Civil-61-65 Bat. H. 3rd NY Lt. Art. Private Hunt, Byron Civil-61-65 Co. D. 111th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Impson, Gilbert Civil-61-65 Co. I. 111th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Jackson, Theodore D. Civil-61-65 Co. E. 3rd Reg. NY vol. Lt. Art.Private Jacobs, William H. Civil-61-65 Co. I. 9th Reg. NY Vol. H. Art. Private Jewell, Harrison Civil-61-65 Co. G. 3rd. REg. Mich. Cav. Private Johnson, Alfred L. World (A.E.F.) Marine Service Unknown Jones, James, R. Civil-61-65 Co. E. 54th Reg. Mass. Vol. Inf.Private Kaltenborn, Peter Civil-61-65 Bat. L. 3rd Reg. NY Lt. Art. Unknown Kemp, Andrew G. Civil-61-65 Bat. A. 3rd NY Lt. Art. Private King, Ovediah Civil-61-65 Co. K. 9th Reg. NY Vol. Art. Private Kirkpatrick, Charles H. Civil-61-65 Co. A. 3rd Reg. NY Vol. Art. Private Lewis, Albert S. Civil-61-65 Co. C. 3rd Reg. NY Lt. Art. Private Lewis, Benjamin Civil-61-65 Co. A. 75th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Lewis, Joseph W. Civil-61-65 Co. F. 160th Reg. NY Vol.Inf. Private Nagell, Barnett Civil-61-65 Co. A. 19th Reg. NY Inf. Sergeant Naricon, Alba R. Civil-61-65 Bat. A. 3rd Reg. Lt. Art. Private Near, Benjamin W. Civil-61-65 Co. A. 4th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Newell, Samuel T. Civil-61-65 Co. B. 9th Reg. NY S.V. Inf. Private Nickason, James C. Civil-61-65 Co. I. 75th Reg. NY Inf. Private Nickason, James C. Civil-61-65 Co I. 75th Reg. NY Inf. Private Oakley, John Civil-61-65 Co. C. 184th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private O'Brien, Owen Civil-61-65 Bat. I. 3rd Reg. NY Vol. Art. Private Odgen, Thomas J. Civil-61-65 Co. D. 75th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Corp. Olmstead, George W. Civil-61-65 Co. H. 111th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Osborn, Byron E. Civil-61-65 1st Reg. Missouri Cav. Surgeon-Major Owen, Benjamin F. Civil-61-65 Co. B. 1st REg. NY Cav. Private Parsons, Moses Civil-61-65 Co. L. 16th Reg. NY H. Art. Private Peterson, Charles H. Civil-61-65 Co. K. 16th Reg. NY H. Art. Private Pimm, Jesse Civil-61-65 Co. K. 75th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Place, James Civil-61-65 Co. G. 126th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Reed, Harrison Civil-61-65 Co. I. 137th Reg. Penn. Vol. Inf. Private Reed, J. Wesley Civil-61-65 U.S. Navy Unknown Reed, John W. Civil-61-65 Co. 75th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Reeve, Fred J. Civil-61-65 Bat. K. 3rd Reg. NY Lt. Art. Private Reynolds, Nelson Civil-61-65 Co. K. 19th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Ribey, Robert Civil-61-65 Co. I. 3rd NY Art. Private Rice, Francis M. Civil-61-65 Co. D. 3rd Reg. NY Lt. Art. Private Roberts, John W. Civil-61-65 Co. D. 143rd Reg. Vol Inf. Private Robinson, John D. Civil-61-65 Co. I. 9th Reg. NY H. Art. 1st Lieut. Rogers, William Civil-61-65 Co. L. 16th Reg. NY H. Art. Private Roseboom, Garret P. Civil-61-65 Co. C. 108th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Salsburry, Edwin E. Civil-61-65 Co. E. 114th REg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Sanford, William E. Civil-61-65 Co. A. 19th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Sawyer, Conant Dr. Civil-61-65 Co. F. 118th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Schultz, William H. WWI NY 304 Repair Unit M.T.C. Private 1st Cl. Scott, Edwin M. Civil-61-65 Bat. E. 3rd Reg. NY Lt. Art. Private Scranton, Francis L. Civil-61-65 Co. A. 14th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Shapley, Charles H. Civil-61-65 1st NY Bat. Private Shepherd, Amasa B. Civil-61-65 Navy Unknown Smith, Charles Civil-61-65 Co. A. Vet. Battalion 75th NY Vol. Inf. Private Smith, Dexter A. Civil-61-65 Co. C. 193rd Reg. NY. Inf. 1st Lieut. Spanish Co. I. 108th REg. Inf. (Co. M. NY Nat.Guard) Private Smith, Franklin D. Civil-61-65 Co. B. 19th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Snow, Henry Civil-61-65 Co. E. 9th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Sperrin, Samuel Civil-61-65 Co. A. 3rd Reg. NY Lt. Art. Private Stephens, Charles Civil-61-65 Co. I. 19th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Stewert, John T. Civil-61-65 Co. G. 9th Reg. NY H. Art. Corp. Stewert, William H. Civil-61-65 Co. K. 19th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Stillson, Horace A. Civil-61-65 Co. E. 75th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Sergeant Strong, Thomas H. Civil-61-65 Co. A. 3rd Reg. NY Lt. Art. Private Swart, James H. Civil-61-65 Co. I. 9th Reg. NY H. Art. Private Sweet, Thomas B. Civil-61-65 Co. K. 185th Reg. NY Inf. Private Terwilliger, Elisha Civil-61-65 Co. K. 3rd Regt. NY Lt. Art. Private Thomas, James Civil-61-65 Co. F. 43rd US Colored Vol. Private Thompson, Albert Civil-61-65 Co. G. 8th NY Colored Troops Corp. Thompson, William Civil-61-65 Bat. B. 3rd NY Lt. Art. Private Todd, Luther C. Civil-61-65 Co. C. 6th U.S. Colored Troops Private (Name may have been Luther C. Todd Harris). Townsend, Eugene P. Civil-61-65 Co. A. 3rd NY Lt. Art. Private Townsend, William Civil-61-65 Co. C. 15th NY Vol. Inf. Private Tucker, William Civil-61-65 Co. G. 19th NY Inf. Private Bat. K. 3rd NY Lt. Art. Private Walker, T. Dewight Civil-61-65 Co. I. 22nd NY Reg. Vol.Cal. Private Waterhouse, William Civil-61-65 Co. F. 93rd Reg. NY Inft. Private Webber, George A. Civil-61-65 Unknown Unknown Webber, John Civil-61-65 Co. D. 103rd NY Vol. Captain Webber, John G. Civil-61-65 Co. C. 104th NY Vol. Inf. Private Webner, Charles Civil-61-65 Co. E. 111th NY Vol. Inf. Private Weed, Gallen O. (Galey) Civil-61-65 Co. H. 176th Regt. NY Vol. Inft. 2nd Lieut. Weeks, James Civil-61-65 Co. E. 75th NY Vol. Inf. Private Weeks, Charles (B. or R.) Civil-61-65 Co. F. 75th NY Vol. Inf. Private Wells, James E. Civil-61-65 Co. K. 27th NY Vol. Inf. Private Wescott, Wyinah J. Civil-61-65 Co. F. 3rd NY Vol. L. Art. Private Wheadon (Wheaton) George Civil-61-65 Co. C. 75th Regt. NY Vol. Inf. Private Wheeler, William Civil-61-65 Co. D. 75th NY Vol. Inf. Private Wheelock, Salem Civil-61-65 Unknown Unknown White, Allanson Civil-61-65 Co. K. 19th NY Vol. Inf. Private White, Lawrence Civil-61-65 Unknown Unknown White, William Civil-61-65 75th NY Vol. Inf. Musician Whitbeck, J. W. (G.W.) Civil-61-65 Co. E. 111th NY Vol. Inf. Corp. Whitfield, Charles Civil-61-65 Co. E. 19th NY Inf. Co.D.16th H.Art. Private Whiting, John R. Civil-61-65 Co. B. 9th NY Vol. Inf. Corp. Wiggins, William H. Civil-61-65 Co. G. 9th NY Vol. Art. Private Williams, John T. (John C.) Civil-61-65 Co. H. 19th NY Inf. Unknown Wilson, Robert Civil-61-65 Co. B. 3rd NY L. Art. Private Wilson, William H. Civil-61-65 Co.K. 75th Reg. NY Vol. Inf. Private Wimble, James Civil-61-65 E.J.Hendricks Indept. Co. Florida Mounted Vol. Corp. Witham, Byron R. Civil-61-65 Co. L. 8th NY Vol. Cav. Private Wood, Hiram Civil-61-65 Co. C. 19th NY Vol. Inf. Private Co. C. 3rd NY L. Art. Private Woodruf, John Civil-61-65 Co. H. 15 NY Vol. Cav. Private Young, John W. Civil-61-65 Co. B. 13trh Iow. Inf. Private Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Veterans buried at Soule Cemetery in Sennett, New York: Curtis, Daniel 1812 158th Regt. Captain Gunn, Daniel 1776 Mass. Line Private Gridley, Elijah 1776 Conn. Militia Private Hunter, Samuel 1812 158th Regt. Lieut. Phelps, Ebanezer 1776 Mass. Line Private Phelps, Silas 1776 Conn. Militia Unknown Willson, Thomas 1776 3rd Conn. Regt. Private Information on Lt. William Wirt Winegar courtesy of (William S. Hecht)
LIEUTENANT WILLIAM WIRT WINEGAR, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor, was born in Springport, Cayuga Co., NY, on October 20, 1844, the son of Samuel Karner and Cornelia Yawger Winegar. He was the grandson of Philip Winegar, one of the founders of the Village of Union Springs, NY. At the age of eighteen he enlisted at Mount Morris, NY, his residence at the time, in Company B, 19th New York Cavalry (First New York Dragoons). On June 12, 1864 he was wounded in the left knee by a musket ball in action at Trevilian Station. At the April 1, 1865 battle of Five Forks, VA, while advancing in front ofhis company and alone, he found himself surrounded by the enemy. He accosted a nearby enemy flag-bearer, demanding the surrender of the group. His effective firing of one shot so demoralized the unit that it surrendered with flag. Lt. Winegar was mustered out June 30, 1865, had been brevetted Captain for bravery. He was 5’10” tall, with light complexion and hair, and blue eyes. He died at his home in Bath, NY on September 3, 1916 at the age of seventy-one.



History
of Memorial Day:

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day.  It is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. The holiday was first proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers. The South refused to acknowledge Decoration Day, honoring their dead on seperate days until after World War I. It is now celebrated in almost every state on the last Monday in May. Nearby Waterloo has the distinction of being known as the birthplace of  Memorial Day.  Prior to General Logan's proclamation, on May 5, 1865, Waterloo decorated the graves of their Civil War deceased veterans with flowers, flags were flown at half-staff while black draperies of mourning were mingled with evergreen boughs.  A parade of veterans, civic, and fraternal groups marched to the three village cemeteries,  where Union General John B. Murray and Dr. Samuel Gridley spoke.  The Village of Waterloo was legally granted the title of Birthplace of Memorial Day on March 7, 1966, by Governor Nelson Rockefeller.  Their claim was upheld by the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate, and finally  proclaimed by President Lyndon  B. Johnnson.


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