Gifford, Norman

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Norman was a son of Lloyd B. Gifford and Martha, and was born at about 1839 at Rensselaerville. [1]

Marriage & Children

He married at about 1872 in Tompkins County, Anna, the daughter of H.C. and Elizabeth Woodworth, who was born at about 1851. They had two children, Elizabeth and Lloyd.

His Life

He was a druggist and was unmarried at the time of his enlistment[1]. After the war, he removed to Ulysses, Tompkins County and continued in his trade. [2]

Military Service

Residence: Rensselaerville, NY
Enlistment Date: 1 Oct 1861
Enlistment Place: Ithaca, NY
Enlistment Rank: Sergeant
State Served: New York
Regiment: 10th Cavalry
Company: Company D
Re-enlisted on: 18 December 1863, 3 years
Promotion Rank: Commissary sergeant
Promotion Date: Date not stated
Promotion Rank: First sergeant
Promotion Date: 25 November 1864
Transferred: 1st NY Provisional Cavalry
Transferred on 24 June 1865
Muster Out Date: 19 July 1865
Muster Out Place: Clouds Mills, VA
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 22 to server 3 years, re-enlisted for another 3 years.
Sources Used: 1865 census, Rensselaerville, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York.


Norman died in 1906.[3]


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 1865 census, Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY
  2. 1870 census, Ulysses, Tompkins Co., NY
  3. Civil War Pension Records @