Mansfield is another town where my family roots are deep. My father always refers to Mansfield and Otto as though they are the same entity. I believe that most of the Mansfield men in the 64th Regiment were in Co. "C", the Otto Co.
The First Sergeant of Co. "C" was Isaac Harvey from Mansfield. Isaac's mother was Delilah Woliver, my great, great, grandmother. Her grandfather Peter Woliver and three of his brothers fought with the Revolutionary Army at the Battle of Oriskany.
On the other side of my pedigree my great, great, great, great grandfather Nicholas Bigler also fought with General Herkimer at Oriskany which has been described as the most severe, and for the numbers involved, one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution.
Mansfield contributed a four brother combination to the Union Armies. Two of the Lattin brothers rode with the 9th Cavalry, one fought with the 37th Infantry and one fought and marched with the 154th. Charles Lattin, a Sergeant in the 37th re-enlisted with his horse soldier brothers in the 9th Cavalry in February 1864. The Lattin brothers further demonstrate the military unreliability of these records. Edgar Lattin is said to have lost his right arm at Fredericksburg as a member of the 154th Regiment. Since the 154th did not join the Army of the Potomac until just after the battle of Fredericksburg it seems unlikely he lost the limb there. The Historical Gazetteer records that he re-enlisted in the 179th and lost the arm in the mine explosion at Petersburg. Wherever I encounter these inaccuracies I point them out with my editor's notes, but I am sure I miss many as I missed this one until I started focusing on the Lattin brothers.
One other observation regarding the misinformation about Edgar Lattin is in order. It seems almost certain that the person compiling this record did not speak with Edgar, demonstrating the wisdom of the hearsay rule. Anyone speaking with Edgar about the loss of his arm would have heard about one of the most spectacular events of the war. A regiment of miners from Pennsylvania commanded by a railroad engineer with civilian experience building train tunnels, dug under the Confederate lines, packed the cavity with explosives and the resulting big bang caused a huge crater in the Rebel lines. Unfortunately for the Union soldiers the usual mismanagement by their generals resulted in about 4,000 blue casualties, one of which was Edgar Lattin, rather than the Yankee breakthrough it was designed to produce.
|BAILEY, GEORGE W.||Sept. 1862||154th Inf.||Age 33 when he died. Aug. 1864. Left widow and three children Parents George W. and Ann Deloss. Taken prisoner at Gettysburh and died in Andersonville and buried there, Left widow and three children.|
|BALLARD, WILLARD||May 1861||37th Infantry||Residence Otto
|BALL, GEORGE M.||1862||154th Inf.||Born March 1840
Parents Daniel and Elmira Botsford.
Taken prisoner at Belle Island* Held 40 days.
*Historical Gazetteer states taken prisoner at Gettysburg and confined in Belle Isle[ed. note]
|BALL, LUCIUS D.||Aug. 25, 1862 for 3 years||154th Inf. - Musician Co B - private||Age 27 in 1865
Born Jam. 1838
In many battles. Served 32 months. Eyes bad. Parents Daniel and Elmira Botsford.
|BARTLETT, DEXTER||May 1861||37th Infantry||Father Sylvannius
Died in hospital near Richmond 1862
|BARTLETT, NELSON||Aug. 1862||154th Infantry||Age 25 in 1865. Served three months. Father Sylvanus.|
|BARTON, JESSE||1861||9th Cavalry*||*Historical Gazetteer states Jesse Barto enl. Oct. 1861 in 8th Cav.[ed. note]|
|BECKWORTH, JAMES||1861||9th Cavalry||Father Howell
Age 28 in 1865
Served 8 months
Parents Howell and Rachel.
|BOWEN, FRANCIS M.||Sept. 1862||154th Inf.||Age 25 in 1865
Sergt. Father Moses.
|BOWEN, MOSES||Aug. 1862||154th Inf.||Age 21 in 1865 Father Moses.|
|BROWN, HERMAN G.||May 1861||37th Infantry||Father Erastus
Age 20 when he died, June 1862. Died of sickness at Chicahomany, Va.
|BUTLER, OSCAR||Aug. 1862||154th Inf.||Died Nov. 1863 at Belle Island and buried there. Taken prisoner at Gettysburg. Age 25 when he died.|
|BURROUGHS, WILLIAM RISON||1861 Sept.||64th Inf. 2nd Lieut.||Residence Otto
In battle of Fair Oaks
Served 11 months
|CALKINS, JAMES||1862||154th Inf.||Died at Annapolis, Aug. 183.*
*Probably 1863[ed. note]
|CHARLSWORTH, AaRON||May 1861||51st Infantry*||Residence Otto
Born April 16, 1843
Taken prisoner. In many battles
*Historical Gazetteer states Co. I, 37th Inf.[ed. note]
|CHISHESTER, WILLIAM||May 1864||179 Inf.||Age 37 in 1865|
|CANDALL, WILLIAM H.||May 1861||9th N. Y. Cav.||Age 24 in 1865
Served 36 months. Asthma contracted in service.
|DAVIS, GEORGE||Sept. 1861||64th Infantry||Father Robert
Died Oct. 1861 Sickness
Age 16 when he died, at Elmira. Buried at Mansfield.
|DAVIS, ROBERT||1861||9th Cavalry||Born in Ireland
Age 60 in 1865
|DEMMING, CHESTER||Sept. 1862||154th Inf.||Age 28 in 1865
|EDMONDS, AUSTIN||Sept. 1861||64th Infantry||Father Salem|
|FORD, LUCIUS||May 1861||First Minn. Regt||Age 34 in 1860*
Served 36 months
*Poor copy may be 1865[ed. note]
|FRANCH*, EUGENE||Apr. 1865||194th N. Y.||Age 19 in 1865. Parents Russell and Julia
*Looks like author tried to add another "c" not clear where.[ed. note]
|GREEN, OTHONERAL||Aug. 1862||154th Inf.||Age 23 when he died. Taken prisoner at Gettysburg and buried at Andersonville. Aug. 1864.|
|HARDY, ALEXANDER||Sept. 1861||64th Infantry||Was in battle-not heard from|
|HARVEY, ISAAC||1861||64th Infantry||Residence Otto Father Elijah Disc. 1862 Age 38 in 1865 1st Sergt. Mother Delila.* Served 9 months.
*Her maiden name was Woliver. Her grandfather Peter Woliver and three of his brothers fought at the battle of Oriskany which has been described as the most severe battle of the Revolution. Delila was my great great grandmother.[ed. note]
|HEATH, BART||1861||64th Infantry||Father Samuel
Age 32 in 1865. Served 19 months
|HORTON, EDMOND||Jan. 1864||9th N. Y. Cav.||Age 22 in 1865
Parents John and Angeline.
|HUNTLEY, HENRY||1861||37th Infantry||Parents Daniel I and Mary Battles
Wounded at Williamsburg
Died in hospital after leg amputation
Age 18 in 1865
Died May 186* at Fortress Monroe and is buried there
*Date is illegible but the bloody rear guard action at Williamsburg occured May 5, 1862[ed.note]
|HUNTLEY, SILAS S.||May 1861||Sergt. 37th Infantry||Born in Cattaraugus County
Daniel I. and Mary Battles
|JOHNSON, EDWARD||1862||9th Cavalry||Father James Mother Asenath
Wounded in ankle
Age 27 in 1865
Sergt. Served 32 months.
|JOHNSTON, NEWELL||Sept. 1861||9th Cavalry||Father James
|LAING, DAVID||June 1861||37th N. Y.||Age 28 in 1865
Wounded twice. Buckshot in left foot.
|LATTIN, ALVIN||Sept. 1861||9th Cav.||Age 27 in 1865
Parents Linus and Julia
|LATTIN, CHARLES||May 1861||37th Infantry Sergt||Born Sept. 29, 1836
Parent Linus and Julia M. Root
In many battles
Age 28 in 1865
Re-enl Feb. 1864 in 9yh Cav.
|LATTIN, EDGAR L.||Aug. 1862||154th Inf.||Age 23 in 1865. Parents Linus and Julia
Re-enl Feb. 1864. Lost right arm at Fredeicksburg
|LATTIN, MOSES||1861||9th Cavalry||Born Sept. 28, 1838
Parents Linus and Julia Root
|MANLEY, JOHN MANLEY||1861||64th Infantry||Parents John and Abigail Wilson
Aged 28 in 1865
Prisoner May 1864 to Dec. 1864. Captain. Served 40 months.
|McKAY, OSCAR||1861||64th Infantry||Born May 1, 1839
Parents Lucius and Susan Johnson
Disc. Feb. 1863
Served 17 months
|MORY, GEORGE||Nov. 1863||37th Wis. Regt.||Age 29 in 1865
Born in Mass. Served 8 months.
|MYERS, WILLIAM E.||Sept. 1864||9th Cav.||Age 25 in 1865|
|NEWTON, TRUMAN N.||1861||9th Cavalry||Father Jesse|
|PERRY, ABNER||1861||9th Cavalry||Disc.
|PERRY, CHARLES||1862||154th Infantry||Father Abner. Wounded at Chancallorville and died in hospital.|
|PERRY, LEANDER||May 1861||37th Infantry||Father Abner|
|PRYOR, PETER||0ct 1863||147th N. Y.||Age 32 in 1865
Born in England
|PULSE, JOHN JR.||Sept. 1864||U. S. B. Albion No. 33||Age 19 in 1865
Parents John and Dora.
|REED, JOHN JR.||Sept. 1863||97th Inf.||Age 26 in 1865
Born in Mass. Parents John and Clarinda.
|ROGERS, JASON||Sept. 1861||64th Infantry||Age 30 in 1865. Served 10 months. Parents Peter and Hannah Ball
Never in battle. Disc. 1862
|SMALLMAN, JOSHUA||Aug. 1862||20th Conn.||Age 48 in 1865
Born in Ireland
Served 16 months
Spine injured by fall of tree while building huts at London Valley.
|SMITH, SYLVESTER C.||1861||9th Cav.||Age 32 in 1865. Father Clark. In no battles.|
|SPRAGUE, LUTHER JR.||1861||9th Cavalry||Father Luther|
|STAFFORD, FRANK||Sept. 1861||64th Infantry||Born in Germany
In battle of Fair Oaks
Died at New York City
|VAN AERNUM, FRANCIS||1864||9th Cavalry||Parents John and Martha Etheridge
In battles before Lee surendered
Born March 11, 1846
|WEST, JUDSON H.||June 1861||37th N. Y.||Age 20 when he died
Died Aug. 1862 at Philadelphia of wounds and buried there.
|WOOD, IRA E.||July 1862||154th Inf.||Disc. 1863 sickness. Served 8 months.|
|GOLDING,* WILLIAM||1861||9TH CAVALRY||* Historical Gazetteer lists as Godding and states disch.[ed. note]|
|BARNHORF, HENRY H.||1861||9th Cav.||Born Germany|
|LEWIS, JEFFERSON||1861||9th Cavalry|
|LEWIS, HERMAN||1861||9th Cavalry|
|FAY, JAMES||*||105th Infantry||*Historical Gazetteer states enl. Feb. 1, 1862 as a musician.[ed. note]|
|RYAN, JOHN||*||85th Infantry||Born in AlbanyParents Patrick and Kate Donelly
*Historical Gazetteer gives enl. as Sept. 1861[ed. note]
|McKAY, THOMAS H.||1862||154th infantry||Silas and Sally Galloway|
|SETTER, JOHN||1862||154th Infantry||born in Germany|
|JOHNSON, ALBION||1862||154th Infantry|
|BALL, EZRA||1862||154th Infantry||Father William
In 17 battles*
*154th historian Mark Dunkelman 0n his excellent website lists 8 battles in which the Regt. was engaged [ed. note]
|DEMANNING, CHARLES||1862||154th Infantry||Father Luther|
|BLACK, CHARLES||Aug. 1862||Inf.*||*Historical Gazetteer states Ind. Co. Pa. Inf.[ed. note]|
|SMITH, ADDISON||1863||13th Art.*||Parents David and Elizabeth Ball. Cant read service
*Historical Gazetteer states enl. Aug. 1863 in 14th H. Art. and transfered to steamer Reno Feb. 1864.[ed. note]
|COX, MERVIN||1864||9th Cavalry*||*Historical Gazetteer lists as 6th Cav.[ed. note]|
|JOHNSON, STEPHEN||1864||188th Infantry|
|SYKES, CHARLES||1864||9th Cavalry||Parents Caleb and Minerva Allen
Wounded in foot
|MASON, ALBERT||1864||188th Infantry||Parents Augustus C. and Charlotte|
|SMITH, FRANCIS A.||1864||188th Infantry||Born Oct. 8, 1842
Parents Daniel and Elizabeth Ball
At surrender of Lee
|CONKLIN, MERRITT*||1864||188th Infantry||*Historical Gazetteer gives Name as Morrill J. Conklin. My family bible and the 1850 census for Great Valley list an Oel D. Conklin born in 1845. Could be the same person--just a guess.[ed. note]|
|MILKS, JONATHAN||*||188th Infantry||Res. Ellicottville
Parents John and Ann Ingishmann
*Historical Gazetteer states enl. Sept. 5, 1864.[ed. note]
|WHITLOCK, NEWELL||1864||5th Cavalry|
|EHMAN, JEREMIAH||1864||5th Cavalry|
|COCHRAN, WILLIS||1864||188th Infantry||Res. Otto
|FINCH, HUGH||1864||9th Infantry*||Res. Otto
*9th was a cavalry unit, Historical Gazetteer lists unit as 188th Infantry[ed. note]
|LAING, WILLIAM J.||1864||154th Infantry||Res. East Otto
|GREEN, HENRY||1864||90th Infantry|
|JONES, HIRAM||1864||90 Infantry|
|SNOWDEN, JOHN||1864||14th Art.|
|OSTRANDER, HENRY||1864||187th Infantry|
|GOGAL, CHRISTIAN||1864||born Germany|
|WHEELER, DAVID||Drafted 1863||144th Infantry|
|WILBER, JOSHUA||1864||13th Cavalry*||*13th was a Heavy Artillery unit.[ed. note]|
|BOYINGTON, FRANK R.||1864||179th Infantry|
|CULIP, M. F?||1864||112th Infantry|
|GARDNER, A. S.||1864||112th Infantry|
|BUCKLEY, H.||1864||6th Cavalry|
|DUTCHER, FREDERICK||1864||112th Infantry|
|LATHROP, JOHN S.||1864||112th Infantry|
|LYON, URBAN||1864||112th Infantry|
|SMITH, A. C.||1864||179th Infantry|
|GARDNER, S. F.||1864||112th Infantry|
|BARNES, GEORGE W.||1864|
|HOLMALTON,* BENJAMIN||1864||*Historical Gazetteer spells Hamilton.[ed. note]|