The name on his death record is spelled Calfant. Fred was born at about 1833 in Brunswick, Nova Scotia.
Marriage & Children
He married at about 1864, Julia _____ who was born at about 1841 in New York. They lived in Westerlo in 1880 and had the following known children:
- Henry A. Calfant
- George Calfant
- Charles Calfant
|Residence at Enlistment:||Westerlo|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||6 Sep 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Westerlo, NY|
|State Served:||New York|
|Transferred:||Company K, no date given|
|Wounded in Action:||July 2, 1863|
|Wounded at:||Gettysburg, PA|
|Transferred:||Company F, December 28, 1864|
|Discharged :||5 Jun 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Hospital at Alexandria, VA|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18 to serve 3 years. Appears on the 1890 Veteran's census for Westerlo as "Keilephant" Appears on the Town and City Registers as Calfient with no other information except his regiment.
Born Germany, Age 18, Farmer, Light eyes, Light hair, Light complexion, 5'8" tall.
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; 1890 Veteran's census for Westerlo; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York|
He died on June 11,1899 and was buried at the Hannacroix Rural Cemetery. His widow, Julia, received her pension for his Civil War service on July 10, 1899.
Additional Research Notes
- Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases