Difference between revisions of "Wilsey, Edgar Hart"
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Marriage & Children
Edgar married at Westerlo at about 1865, Emma Anderson) who was born at about 1844 and had the following children:
- Estelle Wilsey
- Edward Wilsey
Before he served in the Civil War, Edgar worked as a farmer.
|Name:||Edgar Hart Willsey|
|Place of Birth:||Westerlo, NY|
|Date of Birth:||23 May 1836|
|Names of Parents:||Ezekiel (Willsey) and Phebe Miller|
|Enlistment Date:||2 Aug 1862|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Promotion Date:||18 Aug 1862|
|Promotion Rank:||First Sargeant|
|Promotion Date:||23 Dec 1863|
|Promotion Rank:||Second Lieutenant, Company E|
|Promotion Date:||19 Jan 1865|
|Promotion Rank:||First Lieutenant|
|Muster Out Date:||16 Jun 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Baltimore, MD|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at age 26. Commissioned second lieutenant, 12 Dec 1863, with rank from 12 Dec 1863, first lieutenant, 7 Dec 1864, with rank from 1 Sept 1864. Aka Willsey, Edgar H. "Promoted to 1st Sergt-Aug 18, 1862, 2 Lieut Dec 12, 1863 1st Lieut Sept 7th 1863. Was in all the engagements of the army of the Potomac from the crossing of the Rapidian to the evacuation of Petersburg, V.A.. Discharged June 16, 1865. P.O. Address Westerlo, Albany Co., N.Y." 
Born in Westerlo, Age 26, Farmer, Black eyes, Black hair, Dark complexion, 5'7" tall.
|Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the year 1898; 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|
Emma died before 1880. Edgar died on August 8, 1899 at Hoboken, Hudson Co., NJ. Both are buried at the Westerlo Rural Cemetery in Westerlo.
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
- Cemetery marker at the Westerlo Rural Cemetery
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases