Gosha, Solomon Rubin

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Solomon R. Gosha was born in Berne, Albany County, NY Sept. 11, 1831, a son of John Gosha and Jemima Rundell[1]

Marriage & Children

He married and had a number of children. First wife was Sarah, born ca. 1832. They had the following children according to the 1870 federal census when they were living in Coeymans, where he was a blacksmith:

  • Henrietta Gosha b. ca. 1854
  • Francis F. Gosha b. ca. 1855
  • John B. Gosha b. ca. 1859
  • S. K. Gosha b. ca. 1861
  • George F. Gosha b. ca. 1863
  • Emmar L. Gosha b. ca. 1868

In the 1900 federal census he was in Albany, Albany, NY where he was a blacksmith and married to Caroline born Aug. 1860. Living with them was a son:

  • Reuben Gosha b. ca. 1883


In the 1850 federal census he was living in Knox in the home of John Saddlemire. Solomon was a blacksmith before he joined the 7th HA Regiment.[2] After the close of the war he took up his old occupation until shortly before he died.[3]

Military Service

Place of Birth: Berne, NY[1]
Date of Birth: 11 Sept 1831[1]
Names of Parents: John B.(Gocha) and Jemima Rundall[1]
Marital Status: Married[1]
Occupation: Blacksmith[1]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[1]
Bounty Received: $50.00[1]
Residence: Westerlo
Enlistment Date: 6 Aug 1862[2]
Enlistment Place: Westerlo, New York
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery
Company: Company K[2]
Wounded on: 25 Aug 1864[2]
Wounded at: Reams Station, VA[2]
Discharged for Disability on: 7 Apr 1865[2]
Discharged at: Finley Hospital, Washington, DC
Additional Remarks: Additional Remarks: Enlisted as a Private on 6 August 1862 at the age of 32. Also known as Gocha. He was wounded in the spine and discharged for a disability.[2]"Was in the Battles North Ann River Deep Bottom Petersburg and at Reams Station, then receiving a wound in his right shoulder Discharged April 7, 1865 Surgeon certified of Disability P.O. Address Westerlo Albany Co N.Y."[1]

Born in Berne in September of 1831, Blacksmith, Gray eyes, Dark hair, Light complexion, 5'6-1/2" tall.[4]

Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the Year 1897; 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


He was a member of the GAR post of Albany, No. 5.


Died at the home of Mrs. Alfred Hungerford, in Voorheesville, Aug. 13 1915 in his 84th year. Burial was in the Rural Cemetery


See below image from Altamont Enterprise, Aug. 27, 1915 Obituary, Altamont Enterprise, Aug. 27, 1915

Additional Media

Additional Research Notes

He was admitted to the US National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in Bath,Steuben, NY.

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War Sources

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