West, John

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John West was born in Rensselaerville on April 12, 1845, a son of Abner West and Anna Sherman

Marriage & Children

Military Service

Residence: Rensselaerville
Enlistment Date: 24 Nov 1863
Enlistment Place: Albany, New York
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 3rd Infantry
Company: Company K
Killed in Action on: 16 May 1864
Place of Death: Drurys Bluff, VA (Drewy’s Bluff)
Place of Burial: Albany Co., NY[1]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18

Born in Wright, NY, Farmer, Gray eyes, Light hair, Light complexion, 5'3-1/2" tall.[2]

Sources Used:Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York, Regimental Rosters.



Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1865 census, Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY
  2. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases