Daniel Van Deusen was born circa 1838 to Robert C. Van Deusen (B. Nov 5, 1798, D. May 17, 1853) and Catherine Bovie (B. May 2, 1802, D. after 1860). He was one of seven children and had a younger brother William H. Van Deusen, who also served in the Civil War.
In 1850 Daniel was living with his parents and siblings in Berne.
Five years later, Daniel was recorded at age 18 in the 1855 NY State Census as working as a farmer and living with his mother and younger siblings. He continued to live with his mother and younger siblings in 1860 in Berne.
|Enlistment Date:||2 Oct 1862 or 13 Oct 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||New Scotland, New York |
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||10th Regiment/177th Infantry|
|Death Date:||16 Jun 1863 |
|Death Place:||Port Hudson or Baton Rouge, LA|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 25 to serve 9 months.Daniel Van Deusen age 24, enlisted as a private on 2 Oct 1862, died of disease. Daniel's younger brother William H. Van Deusen served in the 177th Infantry Regiment and survived the war. Enlisted at the age of 25.|
|Sources Used: 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co.,NY; Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York for the year 1905.|
Daniel, while serving in the Civil War, died of disease at Port Hudson on June 18, 1863.
Additional Research Notes
There is an affidavit from Wm. Flansburgh and Daniel S. Van Deusen relating to Catherine Van Deusen's pension claim which attests that she was wife [widow] of Robert Van Deusen and mother of Daniel Van Deusen. It gives assignment info and says he died at Baton Rouge, LA. Date is not given, but affidavit is Jan 1864.
DANIEL VAN DEUSEN enlisted October 2, 1863, in the Tenth Regiment. Died at Port Hudson, June 18, 1863.<br.>
History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886
Daniel is mentioned in this book on page 817 as a Civil War soldier.
- Berne Historical Project
- 1855 NY State Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
- 1860 US Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
- 1850 US Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
- Annual Report of the Adjutant General or the State of New York for the year 1905
- Ancestry Military Databases
- Rick Van Deusen
- Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886
Researcher: Rick Van Deusen