Cornell, Isaac N.

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Isaac was born on October 3, 1807 in Rensselaerville, a son of Nichols Cornell and Hannah Sisson[1]

Marriage & Children

On March 18, 1834, he married Rhoda A. Belden and lived in and around Windham. The following are the names of their children that have been identified:

  • Peleg Cornell
  • Rufus K. Cornell
  • Edward B. Cornell
  • George Cornell
  • Leonard Cornell

Military Service

Residence: Windham, Greene Co., NY
Enlistment Date: 11 Aug 1862
Enlistment Place: Windham, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 120th Infantry
Company: Company K
Killed in Action on: 2 July 1863
Place of death: Gettysburg, PA
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 44 to serve 3 years. [2] His son, Leonard, enlisted at the same time, in the same company, was beside his father when he was killed, was himself injured but survived. [2] Isaac was buried on the battlefield.
Sources Used: Town and City Registers of the men who served in the Civil War; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York



Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.0 2.1 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York