Victor Haines was born in Durham, Greene County, NY in about 1844.
Victor was born in Durham, Greene Co., NY in November of 1843, a son of Ward Haines and Lucretia Hudleston. After the death of his father, his mother married Philander Wickham.
Marriage & Children
Before he served in the Civil War, he worked as a farmer. At about 1860, Victor came to Westerlo and worked as a farm laborer on the farm of George Anderson and his wife, Elizabeth.
|Residence at Enlistment:||Westerlo|
|Place of Birth:||Durham, Greene Co., NY|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 1843|
|Names of Parents:||Ward (Haines) and Locretia Hudleston|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||28 Jul 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Westerlo, NY|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Promotion Date:||28 Jul 1863|
|Promotion Rank:||Full Corporal|
|Wounded on:||31 May 1864|
|Wounded at:||Totopotomoy, VA(Totopotomoy Creek)|
|Muster Out Date:||10 May 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Albany, New York|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18. Name also spelled Haynes, Hains, Hines. His older brother George Haines also served in Co K of the 7th Heavy Artillery Regt. Victor and Charles were both wounded on the evening of May 31, 1864, a day which saw few casualties among the 7th HA Regiment. Victor was shot in the right foot and George in the left hip."Promoted to Corp __ 1863 Received a wound in his right foot at the Battle of ____ Discharged May __1865 in consequence of his wound P.O. Address Westerlo Albany Co N.Y."
Born in Westerlo, NY, Age 18, Farmer, Blue eyes, Black hair, Light complexion, 5'5" tall.
|Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the year 1898; Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
Victor died on September 26, 1912 at Troy, 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