Talmadge, Martin

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Martin Van Buren Talmadge was born in Westerlo[1], Albany Co., NY at about 1839, a son of Jonathan and Margaret Talmadge,[2]and a brother of Abraham, who also served in the Civil War.

Marriage & Children

Martin married twice. His first marriage was at about 1872 and his wife died before 1880. They had one child, Ella Talmadge who was born in 1874. His second marriage was to Eliza J. and nothing is known about her or whether or not they had children.

Military Service

Residence: Westerlo
Enlistment Date: 24 Oct 1861
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 91st Infantry
Company: Company D
Re-enlisted as a veteran: 1 Jan 1864[3]
Re-enlisted at: Brashear City, LA[3]
Muster Out Date: 6 Jun 1865
Muster Out Place: Albany, NY
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 24

"Was with his regiment while in the south west, acting most of the time as a teamster. Re-enlisted at Brasher City on January 1, 1864. Was at surrender of General Lee's Army. Single. Father's name (Westerlo) Jonathan"[3]

Born in Watervliet, NY, Age 26, Farmer, Blue eyes, Dark hair, Dark complexion, 5'9" tall.[3]

Sources Used: 1860 census, Westerlo, NY; Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers


From 1915 to 1927, Martin had almost constant admissions to several National Homes for Disabled Volunteers, his final one being at Hampton, VA in 1927. Martin died on January 30, 1932[4]


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1840 Census, Westerlo, Albany Co., NY
  2. 1850 Census, Westerlo, Albany Co., NY
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases
  4. Civil War Pension Records @ Fold3.com