Otto is where my great-grandfather enlisted in the blue army. Company "C" of the 64th Regiment was called the Otto Company.
For many of these men their entire war experience consisted of MacClellan's March from Alexandria to Manassas and back in March and April 1862. Many got sick and some died. Whether this was due to poisoned flour left behind by the Rebels as claimed by my family oral history and the Diary of Martin Sigman or the more likely etiology of some infectious disease, it ended the conflict for my great-grandfather and others left in the hospital at Alexandria when the army got on the boats for the peninsula and the impending seven days' battle. Some of the sick made it onto the Steamer Daniel Webster, but were put off at Fortress Monroe and sent to the hospital there. These included Capt. J.B. Maltbie who had organized the company and Sgt. Isaac Harvey, the brother of my great-grandfather's future bride.
Skipping the whole war, there is a reference herein to Johnston's surrender to Sherman. This event is documented by Shelby Foote in his treatise on the war, The Civil War, A Narrative, Vol. 3 pp. 992-994, in a very interesting and amusing depiction.
This data contains more details than most other towns. It was here that I first learned the maiden name of my great-great-grandmother Hannah Satterlee Conklin. When I informed my father of this his comment was: "that explains why we went to the Satterlee family reunion when I was a kid."
The names at the end, out of alphabetical order, beginning with Ephraim Rice may be substitutes although not labeled as such.
|AUSTIN, PHINEAS born September 1848.||October 1861.||64th Infantry. Co. K||Parents: James and Annie Marie Ingraham. Taken sick in Elmira. Absent from regiment January 1864. Later mortally wounded at Spotsylvania and died in hospital in Washington. Buried in Otto. Died May 1864. Age 19.|
|BARBER, JAMES||Sept. 1864||9th N. Y. Cav.||Age 18. Mother Harriet|
|BARTLETT, JUDSON CRAWFORD born September 1840||September 1861||64th Infantry||Parents: Nelson and Aveline C. Benedict. Many battles*and detached service in hospital June 1862 to October 1863, then discharged. Age 25. Health not good caused by sickness while in army.
*The 64th was engaged in three battles prior to and during June 1
|BEACH, ARNAL G. born July 1843 at Eagle N. Y.||September 1864.||154th Infantry||Parents: Verelot and Lucy Kingsley. Taken sick before joining and discharged May 1865. Age 22.|
|BLOTNER, MICHAEL born October 1837.||September 1861.||64th Infantry||Parents: David and Nancy Gray. Promoted from Lieut. to Captain 1861. March 1862 resigned for disability.|
|BROWN, EPHRAIM E. born March 10, 1844.||December 6, 1861.||Sergeant in 64th Infantry Co. C.||Parents: John and Lucinda Morris. Promoted to Corporal, then Sergeant. Was in many battles. In Antietam he was severely wounded in left shoulder May 12, 1864.*Remained in hospital until discharge. Now drawing pension. Age 21. Parents, John and Lucinda
*Battle of Antietam was fought Sept. 17, 1862[ed. note]
|BUCHANAN, JAMES H.||Sept. 1864||154th N. Y. Inf.||Age 34.|
|CHARLESWORTH, AaRON born January 1843 in England.||May 1861.||37th Infantry.||Parents: Nathan and Hannah Howard. Taken prisoner at Seven Days Battle June 1862. Exchanged October 1, 1862. Remained with regiment until discharged at end of term. 5 battles.|
|CHARLESWORTH, JOSEPH born June 1841 in England||September 1861||Sergeant in 64th Infantry.||Parents: Nathan and Hannah Howard. In many battles. Wounded in head at Gettysburg, July 3*, 1863. Discharged for disability.
*According to the Diary of Martin Sigman the wound occured on July 2, 1863. Several other references to this man in this diary.[ed. note]
|CLARK, PATRICK||March 1864||Age 26. Substitute|
|COCHRAN, WILLIAM HENRY born June 1843||September 1861||44th Infantry.||Orson and Angeline Angle. Many battles. Wounded at Fredericksburg December 1863.* Discharged at end of enlistment.
*The battle of Fredericksburg was fought Dec.11-15, 1862.[ed. note]
|COCKRAM, J. WILBUR born April 1845.||September 1864.||188th Infantry.||Parents: Orson and Adeline Angle. Had typhoid fever March 20, 1865 and discharged March 31, 1865. Age 20.|
|COLE, RANSOM A.||Dec. 1863||2nd N.Y.||Age 25.|
|CONKLIN, EMORY born 1840 in Allegany Co.||September 1861.||64th Infantry.||Parents: Samuel and Hannah Saterlee. Discharged May 1862.*
* Discharged for disability due to sickness. Family oral history and diary of Martin Sigman attribute sickness to Poisened flour left behind by rebels. One Affidavit in his pension file supports this claim. [ed. note]
|CRANE, GEORGE OREY.||October 1861.||64th Infantry.||Parents: George Francis and Lucy Benedict. Died in Elmira November 1861. Buried in Otto. Age 16.|
|CRANE, JOHN COLLINS born June 1842||October 1861||64th Infantry.||Parents: George Francis and Lucy Benedict. Deserted July 6, 1863. Never heard from.|
|CROSS, SILAS B. born March 14, 1838 at Otto, N.Y.||September 3, 1864.||Private in 9th Cavalry Co. E.||Parents: Livingston and Abigail Bailey. Taken sick Oct. 16, 1864 with typhoid fever, sent to hospital and remained there until May, 17, 1865 when he was discharged by Gen. Orders War Dept. Age 27.|
|CROWEL, BURT||FEB. 1865||47th N. Y. S. V.||Age 15. Parents Freeborn and Angeline|
|DUNN, SAMUEL A.||Sept 1861||Co. A. 64th N.Y. Inf||Age 15
Mother Margaret Harris
|ECTER OR PETER born 1837 in Erie co.||September 16, 1861.||64th Infantry.||Parents: John and Lana Casette. Transfered to Gunboat February 1862. Severely wounded in left leg. Discharged April 1863.|
|FENTON, DANIEL. born September 12, 1841 at Ireland.||May 15, 1861.||Private in 71st Infantry CO. C.||Parents: Michael and Catherine Keef. Was detailed as Blacksmith at 3rd Corps Headquarters. Discharged at end of term.|
|FENTON, JOHN born March 20, 1843 at Canada.||May 15, 1861.||Private in 37th Infantry, CO. C.||Parents: Michael and Catherine Keef. In many battles until July 1, 1862 when he was mortally wounded at Charles City, Cross Roads. Remains fell into the hands of the enemy.|
|FOSTER, NORMAN O. born in Jefferson Co.||September 16, 1861||Private in 64th Infantry CO. C.||Parents: Norman and Aurilla York. In many battles from Siege of Yorktown to Antietam where he was mortally wounded September 17, 1862. Buried on the field.|
|GREEN, EPHRIAM born September 1832||September 1861.||64th Infantry. Made Sergeant.||Parents: James C. and Ma--McMister. Mortally wounded at Antietam September 17, 1862. Buried in Otto. Age 30|
|HORTH, CHARLES||Oct. 1861||Co. H. 72nd N.Y.||Age 30.|
|LAKE, PHILLIP born July 1818||August 1861.||Captain in 64th Infantry.||Parents: David and Nancy Gray. March 3, 1862 resigned for disability.|
|LARABEE, HARLAN C.||Sept. 1864||Co. A. 9th N.Y. Cav.||Age 21. Parents Thomas G. and Roena.|
|LOOMIS, HENRY C. born 1834.||September 1861.||64th Infantry.||Parents: Bliss and Betsey Champang. Resigned September 1863. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1865. In many battles. Wounded in leg and arm at Fair Oaks. Resigned again May 1863.*
*Report of the Adjutant-General states resigned Sept. 1862 with subsequent service in 154th Regt. See also June 1987 article by Dunkelman in UNION BLUE.[ed. note]
|LOOMIS, NELSON born April 1833.||May 1861.||37th Infantry.||Parents: Bliss and Betsey Champang. Many battles. Taken ill of disease, in Chickhoming Swamp. Discharged November 8, 1862. Age 27.|
|LOSEE, ABRAM JR. born June 20, 1830, at Watertown, N.Y.||October 1, 1861.||Private in 64th Infantry, CO. C.||Parents: Abram and Syntha Harper. Remained with his regiment until after seven days fight before Richmond when he was taken sick with Swamp Fever and died July 9, 1864*at Fortress Monroe, Va. Buried there. Age 32.
*Seven Days Battle was fought June 25-July 2, 1862.[ed. note]
|LOSEE, SULLIVAN B. born May 12, 1839 at watertown, N.Y.||September 16, 1861.||Sergeant in 64th Infantry Co. C.||Parents: John and Martha A. Skeels. Served with regiment. Mortally wounded at Battle of Fair Oaks, Va. June 1, 1862. Remains buried on the field. Age 23.|
|MALTBIE, JULIUS B.||Sept. 1861||Capt. 64th, N.Y.||Age 44. Resigned bt reason of Disability|
|MARTIE, JULIUS BIRDSEY born August 1820, at Cayuga.||September 1861.||Captain in 64th Infantry.||Parents: Birdsley and Charlotte Luke. Taken sick April 1862 from exposure at Manssus and Discharged September 1862.|
|MASON, ARNOLD P.||September 16, 1861.||Private in 64th Infantry. CO. C. Musician||Taken sick September 9, 1862 with Chronic Diarrhea and sent to hospital. Discharged November 1, 1862 from affects of Disease.|
|MOORE, HENRY J. Born July 24, 1847 at Otto N.Y.||February 28, 1862.||Private in 64th Infantry, Co. C.||Parents: Daniel W. and Silva Bartlett. Transfered from Co. C. 64th Infantry to Bat. G. 1st N.Y. Artillery. Was engaged in many battles right at the front lines. Discharged at end of term. Age 18. Mother Rosilla|
|MORRIS, EDGAR M.||Sept. 1864||188th Inf.||Age 26. Parents Charles H. and Sally|
|MORRIS, EMORY born May 22, 1837 at Otto, N.Y.||September 16, 1861.||Corporal in 64th Infantry Co. C.||Parents: Charles H. and Sally * Served with regiment at front until April, 2, 1862, was taken sick, remained in hospital until November 7, 1862 when he was discharged for disability. Age 28.
*Poor copy Mother's maiden name should be ledgible on orignal.[ed. note]
|MORSE, CHARLES ORSON born March 1827.||July 1862.||154th Infantry.||Parents: Sidney and Jane Levis. Discharged May 1862. Age 38.|
|McELYBEVEY? FRANKLIN born 1840.||*||64th Infantry.||Taken prisoner at Fair Oaks June 1, 1862. Exchanged and discharged for disability January 31, 1863.
*Report of the Adjutant-General states enlisted Sept. 16, 1861. Spells name McELHENNY.[ed. note]
|MUHLFERT, JOSEPH||Jan. 1862||CO. C. 64th N.Y. Inf.||Age 21. Died June 1, 1862 at Fair Oaks, Va. and buried there|
|NORTON, WILLIAM W.||Nov. 1864||Chaplain||Age 43.|
|NYE, WEBSTER K.||Aug. 1861||Co. I. Ohio Cav. Transfered to 25 Ogio||Age 22. Parents Curtis F. and Jerusha|
|OBRIEN, CHARLES ALEXANDER born Oct. 1841 at Canada.||May 15, 1861.||Private in 37th Infantry CO. H.||Parents: Daniel and Ann Cifters.? Taken prisoner in 7 days Fight before Richmond, June 29, 1862. Exchanged October 1, 1862. Discharged at end of term. Re-enlisted Oct. 1863 in 14th Heavy Artillery. Promoted from Serg.Major to 2nd Lieut.,to 1st Lieut. for gallantry at Fort Haskell, Va. May 15, 1865. Discharged August 26, 1865. Age 24.|
|PARMER, EDWIN||Oct. 1861||Co. K. 64th Inf|
|PAYNE, LORENZO||Aug. 1861||Co. F. 64th Inf||Age 22. Prisoner six months after time expired.|
|PERRY, WILLIIAM||Sept. 1864||85th N.Y.||Age 22
Parents Acey and Dolly
|PHELPS, EDWIN||Aug 1864||13th N.Y. H. Art.||Age 20. Died Oct. 18, 1864 at Portsmouth of sickness. Buried at Blockville, N.Y.|
|PLACE, THOMAS S. born 1833, in Pa.||September 1861.||64th Infantry.||Teamster most of the time. Discharged at end of service 1864.|
|PLUMB, HENRY S.||Sept. 1864||Navy - Seaman||Age 18. Parents Vine and Eunice
Springfield Ship ?
|PRATT, EDWARD||Aug. 1864||9th N.Y. Cav.||Age 27.|
|ROGERS, STEPHEN HENRY. born Aug. 15, 1841 at Otto N.Y.||September 16, 1861.||1st Sergeant in 64th Infantry, CO. C.||Parents: Thomas Lane and Mary E. Cross. In many battles from the Siege of Yorktown to Petersburg where he was wounded in left leg June 17, 1864. Discharged at end of term. Age 23.|
|SANDERS, CHAUNCEY born 1833.||September 1861.||64th Infantry.||Parents: Nancy Crawford. Wounded in head at Fredericksburg December 13, 1862 and discharged June 12, 1863.|
|SHELDON, CLARK E.||Oct 1861*||Co. H. 13th H. Art.||Age 22
*The 13th H. Art. was not organized until 1863.[ed. note]
|SHERMAN, DAVID JR. born 1843.||August 1862.||164th Infantry*||Parents: David and Naomi Edson. Promoted toCorporal then Sergeant. In many battles and Sherman's March and Surrender of Johnson.** Discharged June 1865. Age 21.
*154th Infantry [ed. note]
**Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston.[ed. note]
|SHERMAN, EDSON ELLIS born January 1840.||September 1864.||90th Infantry.||Parents: David and Naomi Edson. Engaged at Cedar * October 1864. Discharged June 1865. Age 23.
*The battle of Cedar Creek was fought Oct. 19, 1864.[ed. note]
|SHERMAN, GEORGE||Sept. 1861||Co. C. 64th N.Y.||Age 35. Transfered to Navy|
|SHIPPY* , AaRON born August 3, 1843 at Otto N.Y.||September 3, 1864.||Private in 13th Artillery, Co. G.||Parents: Elisha and Isabella Parkinson. Served with his regiment in the Garrisons about Norfork Va. and discharged by Gen. Orders June 1865.
*One of five brothers to wear the blue uniform. . See THE SHIPPY BROTHERS: A NEW YORK FAMILY AT WAR. MILITARY IMAGES, Sept.-Oct. 1990 by Dunkleman[ed.note]
|SHIPPY, AUGUSTUS A. born November 31, 1831 at Otto, N.Y.||August 3, 1862.||Sergeant in 154th Co. B. Infantry.||Parents: Elisha and Isabella Parkinson. Taken prisoner at Chancellorsville, Va.,paroled and joined his regiment at Chattanooga, Tenn.,September 1863. Was engaged in all the battles with Gen. Sherman up to Rockford Ridge, where he was mortally wounded May 8, 1864 and fell into the hands of the enemy. Age 33.|
|SHIPPY, EUGENE born November 29, 1840 at Otto, N.Y.||September 1, 1861.||Corporal in 85th Infantry, Co. D.||Parents: Elisha and Isabella Parkinson. Engaged in all the battles ot the Peninsular Campaign. Sick and detached in hospital 1 2/3 years. Rejoined his regiment at Roanoke Island, May 18, 1864. Discharged at end of term.|
|SHIPPY, LEROY born May 21, 1836 at Otto, N.Y.,Catt. Co.||September 16, 1861.||Private in Co. C. 64th Infantry.||Parents: Elisha and Isabella Parkinson. Served to the front with his regiment up to the battle of Fair Oaks where he was wounded in right hand, June 1862. Rejoined his regt. and was again wounded at the battle of Gettysburg. Transfered to Invalid Corps from affects of wounds, discharged at expiration of enlistment. Age 29|
|SHIPPY, STANLEY E. born April 3, 1848 at Otto N.Y.||October 17, 1863.||Private in 14th Artillery Co. H.||Parents: Elisha and Isabella Parkinson. Engaged in nearly all the Battles of the Wilderness, No. Petersburg, taken prisoner at Fort Steadman Va. March 25, 1865, paroled and discharged August 26, 1865. Age 17.|
|SOULE, CHEATER DARBY born June 25, 1844 at Collins, N.Y.||September 5, 1864.||Private in 9th Cavalry CO. A.||Parents: Stephen and Oliva Darby. Engaged in Gordonsville Raid and Sheridons Co. in Shenendoah Valley. Discharged June 7, 1865. Age 20.|
|SOULE, STEPHEN PLATTI * born Mar.20,1840 at Collins N.Y.||October1, 1861.||Private in 64th Infantry CO. C.||Parents: Stephen and Olive Darby. Remained with regiment until April 14, 1862 when he was taken sick. Sent to Hospital at Fortress Monroe, transfered to Hospital at Alexandria and died May i, 1862. Remains buried there. Age 22.
*Middle name unclear.[ed. note]
|VARTON, WILLIAM WALLACE born March 1822||October 1864.||154th Infantry.||Parents: Ira and Lucy Perkins. Joined regiment at Atlanta October 1864. In Sherman's March. Discharged June 11, 1865.|
|VENMAN, JOHN THOMAS born March 1835||September 1861.||64th Infantry.||Parents: William and Lucinda Parmenter. Many battles. Prisoner before Richmond, July 1, 1862. Exchanged. Ill and discharged March 28, 1863.|
|WELLMAN, ARIEL HAYWOOD born December 1834.||July 1862.||154th Infantry.||Parents: John and Lurana Haywood. Many battles. Prisoner at Fair Oaks.* Discharged for disability March 28, 1863. Age 30.
*The 154th was not engaged at Fair Oaks, it's first battle was Chancellorsville May 1-3, 1863.[ed. note]
|WELLMAN, FLETCHER born April 1839.||July 1862.||154th Infantry.||Parents: John and Lurana Haywood. Made Sergeant 1863: : Lieutenant 1864. Prisoner at Gettysburg July 1, 1863. Escaped July 11, 1863, rejoined his regiment. In Sherman's March. Age 26|
|WEMPLE, NELSON born November 1839.||September 1861.||64th Infantry.||Parents: Ephriam C. and Margaret Ann Beverly. Lost an arm at Fair Oaks. Died in hospital in Philadelphia July 20, 1862. Buried in Otto. Age 22.|
|WEMPLE, WILLIAM HENRY born July 1835.||*||Sergeant in 64th Infantry||Parents: Ephriam C. and Margaret Ann Beverly. In many battles. Prisoner at Gettysburg. Exchanged in October 1863. Contracted disease and did not recover until after discharge.
*Adjutant-General's Report states enlisted Nov. 15, 1861.[ed. note]
|WHITMIRE, NICHOLAS born 1843 in Germany.||September 16, 1861||Private in 64th Infantry CO. C.||Correct history not known. Re-enlisted in January 1864 and discharged by G. O. War Dept. July 1865.|
|WICKHAM, THOMAS JAMES JR. born April 1843.||October 1865.*||64th Infantry.||Parents: James and Loira Runnels. In many battles. Discharged at end of term. Age 22
*Adjutant-General's Report lists enlistment as Oct. 14, 1861.[ed. note]
|WILSON, LEONARD ARTHUR born December 1840.||September 1861.||64th Infantry.||Parents: Leonard and Charlotte Buser. In Siege of Yorktown, mortally wounded at Fair Oaks, June 1862. Buried on field. Age 21.|
|WOOD, ALONZO born May 1823 in Washington Co.||September 1864.||9th Cavalry.||Parents: Joseph and Desire Moon. Sent back to hospital February 3, 1865 and remained until discharge June 1865. Age 21.|
|WYANT, ALANSING born August 1840.||August 1862.||154th Infantry.||Parents: Michael and Betsey Purdy. Taken Prisoner at Gettysburg and never heard from. Age 26|
|WYANT, STEPHEN born April 1834.||August 1862||154th Infantry.||Parents: Michael and Betsey Purdy. March 1863 ill with typhoid fever and discharged Feb. 1, 1864. Age 32.|
|RICE, EPHRAIM born 1836||Aug. 1863||76th Infantry|
|NASH, WILLIAM born in Erie Co.||May 1863||76th Infantry|
|GETMAN, GEORGE||August 1863||197th Infantry|
|MAYUS, ROBERT born in England||Aug. 1863||100th Infantry|
|DANBAR, NEIL||August 1863.|
|WINSS? CARL G.||Aug. 1863||2nd Cavalry.|
|SANDERS, ROBERT born in Virginia||Jan. 1864, a Col.|
|JOHNSON, JAMES born 1836 in Kentucky||Colonel|
|WARD, HENRY born in Ireland 1842.||Jan. 1864||22nd Cavalry*||* The 22nd was an infantry unit. [ed. note]|
|BENNETT, THOMAS born in Philadelphia in 1846||Jan. 9, 1864||22nd Cavalry*||* The 22nd was an infantry unit. [ed. note]|
|SMITH, JOHN born 1844 in Brooklyn.||Jan. 1864||22nd Cavalry*||A Boatman.
*The 22nd was an Infantry unit.[ed. note]
|WILLIAMS, GEORGE born 1824 in Jefferson Co. N.Y.||1864||22nd Cavalry*||* The 22nd was an infantry unit.[ed. note]|
|COLLINS, MARK born 1843 in Kentucky||Jan. 1864.|
|JOHNSON, ROBERT born 1836 in England.|
|DANA, JOHN born in Ireland 1839.||June 1864||2nd Cav.|
|MORRISON, HENRY born in Kentucky 1831.||June 1864|
|NELSON, THOMAS born in Kentucky 1829.||June 1864|
|MYERS, JERRY born in Virginia 1842.||June 1864.|
|BROWN, WILLIAM||July 1864.|
|FERGUSON, NATHANIEL born in Canada 1820.||July 1864|
|FRANK, UIRAM * born 1846||Aug. 1864||64th Infantry||*Report of the Adjutant- General states name Hiram and says mustered out with Co. July 14, 1865.[ed. note]|
|MILTON, MICHAEL born 1843 in Canada||Aug. 1864.|
|WILSON, PETER born 1839 in England.||Aug. 1864|
|MATTESON, MATTHEW? born 1839 in N.Y.||Aug. 1864|
|LARABEE, HARLOW C. born 1844.||Sept. 1864||9th Cav.|
|WALLACE, GEORGE W.||Sept. 1864||13th Heavy Artillery|
|DIMLIG, JOHN P.||Sept. 1864||13th Heavy Artillery|
|NYE, WILLIAM||Sept. 1864||9th Cavalry.|
|BROOKS, OSMIN? born 1844.||Sept. 1864||9th Cavalry|
|SPEEK, ALONZO born 1843.||Sept 1864||9th Cavalry|
|BLUMER, DAVID born 1840 in Germany.||Feb. 1865.|
|MENITE, DELAREN born 1847 in N. Y.||Mar. 1865.|
|LADD, ALADDIN born 1834 Livingston Co.||April 1865|
|PATTERSON, WASHINGTON J. born 1847 at Dunkirk||Apr. 5, 1865||21 dt. Independent|
|CULLEN, WILLIAM born 1836 in Canada||Feb. 20, 1865|
|HARVEY, JOSEPH V. born 1845 In Pa.||Sept. 1864||9th Cav.|
|METCALF, VENITUS G.||Sept. 1864||9th Cavalry.|
|MILLHOLLAND, WARREN born 1831 in Montgomery CO. N.Y.|
|LANTEON, JOHN born 1823 in Germany.||Sept. 1864||154th Infantry.|
|TILLLSON, WILLIAM||Sept. 6, 1864.|
|KING, SOLOMON||Sept. 1864.|
|CLARK, DENZEL P.||Sept. 1864||154th Infantry.|
|COMPORT, JOHN born 1830 in Ireland.||Oct. 1864||* Infantry||* Poor copy might be 154th or 47th.[ed. note]|
|CROWELL, BURD born 1849.||Feb. 1865||47th Infantry.||Taken sick and discharged June 1865.|
|AULIFF, JAMES born 1835 in Ireland.||Feb. 1865||47th Inf.|
|FEIST,* CLARK E. born 1835 in N.Y.||Feb. 1865||154th Inf.||* Poor copy no Feist on 154th roster or any five letter name with last four letters eist.[ed. note]|
|HUFF, HENRY born 1847||Feb. 1865||154th Infantry|
|BROWN, WILLIAM born 1843||Feb. 1865.|
|NEILEY,* DAVID W Born 1840.||Feb. 1865.||* Poor Copy just a guess on first letter of last name.[ed. note]|
|DAVENPORT, WILLIAM born 1841.||Feb. 1865.|