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Caleb Joshua Blakley
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He lived for a short time in Grafton, MA and then moved with his family to Janesville, WI where he served as a mail carrier until his retirement in 1914. There is a family story that the ''highlanders'' were Scots and would march to battle in kilts...can anyone confirm or deny this?
Contact Name: Andrea Foley
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Date Added: 5/22/2002

Company A
John Angus Macpherson
- 2nd Lieutenant
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Contact Name: Anne Ciochetto
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Contact Homepage: www.orchard-street.com
Date Added: 11/26/2007

Company A
James H Van Riper
- Private
Enlisted 13 May 1861
Mustered out 3 May 1862
Contact Name: William Van Riper
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Date Added: 12/10/2009

Company B
george hamilton
- Private
mustered in as private in ny city at age 24 for 3 yrs to co H on 2/2/1864;transf to co A on 7/31/1864; to co B 7/31/1864. Promoted to corporal on 6/1/1865. Mustered out with co on 7/14/1865. Served as a company cook & I have a notebook w some co recipes.
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Date Added: 9/26/2010

Company C
Robert McAdoo
- Private
Robert was an immigrant from Londonderry, Derry, Ireland. He came with his parents and sister, Sarah in 1838 to US and lived in NY. They were Presbytarian and he was married to Catherine O'Connor. He died from illness when with the 79th and is buried at the National Cemetary Camp Nelson, Kentucky. He had 4 children.
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Date Added: 4/30/2015

Company F
Theodore Van Velson
- Musician
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Contact Name: James E. Van Velson
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Date Added: 11/17/2005

Company K
Robert Burns
- Sergeant
Mustered in at New York City May 1861. Taken prisoner July 21, 1861 at Manassas. Held prisoner at Richmond, VA and Columbia, S.C. Paroled May 24, 1862.
Contact Name: Robert C Burns
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Date Added: 8/8/2015

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