George Haines was born in Westerlo, Albany County, NY in about 1843. His surname was also spelled Hanes.
George Haines was born in Westerlo on December 26, 1846, a son of Anthony Haines and Betsey Duncan. The 1850-1880 census indicates that the year of birth provided by the Town Clerks was wrong. The census is consistent, he was born in 1843.
Marriage & Children
George married Martha ____ who was born in 1843 at about 1863 and had one son, George who was born at about 1864.
George worked as a farmer before he served in the Civil War.
|Residence at Enlistment:||Westerlo|
|Place of Birth:||Westerlo, NY|
|Date of Birth:||26 Dec 1846|
|Names of Parents:||Anthony J. (Haines) and Betsey Duncan|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||4 Aug 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Westerlo, NY|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Promotion Date:||9 Mar 1864|
|Promotion Rank:||Full Corporal|
|Wounded on:||31 May 1864|
|Wounded on:||16 June 1864|
|Wounded at:||Petersburg, Va|
|Discharged for Disability on:||29 May 1865|
|Discharged at:||Carver Barracks Hospital. Washington, DC|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 19. Name also spelled Haynes, Hains, Hines. His younger brother Victor Haines was also in Co K of the 7th HA Regt. On the evening of May 31, 1864, a day with few casualties, George was wounded the in the left hip and his brother Victor was shot in the right foot! George was able to return to duty but was wounded again just two weeks later. (The previous statement is incorrect, George and Victor were not brothers.) He must have returned to duty again as he was not discharged for disability until a year later. "Was in the Battles of North Ann River Spotsylvana Tolopolamoy Creek (Totopotomoy Creek) there receiving a wound in the Left Hip and in Consequence was Discharged May 29, 1865 P.O. Address Westerlo Albany Co N.Y."
Born in Westerlo, NY, Age 19, Farmer, Blue eyes, Light hair, Light complexion, 5'7" tall.
|Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the year 1898; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
George died on May 8, 1923 at Indian Fields, NY.
Additional Research Notes
- Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases
- Civil War Pension Records @ Fold3.com