Conkling, William T.

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Marriage & Children

He married Mary J. Cloud at La Salle County, Illinois on December 16, 1858. They had no children.

Military Service

Residence: Rensselaerville
Enlistment Date: 7 May 1861
Enlistment Place: Troy, NY
Enlistment Rank: First Lieutenant
State Served: New York
Regiment: 30th Infantry
Company: Company G
Promotion Date: 1 July 1861
Promotion Rank: First Lieutenant
Died of Disease on: 28 Nov 1861
Place of Death: Washington, DC
Place of Burial: Rensselaerville, NY[1]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 24. Commissioned First Lieutenant on 1 Jul 1861 with rank from 7 May 1861
Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1899; 1865 census, Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY


Remarks on the 1865 census of Rensselaerville: “He was a kind and faithful officer. His death was mourned by his men and fellow officers, the Col. remarking, “I would rather have lost any officer than Lieut. Conkling.” He left a widow and two parents and was buried at Rensselaerville.


Additional Research Notes


Widow's Pension evidence provided

Additional Media


  1. 1865 census, Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY