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REPORT OF RENSSELAER COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF BURIALS
To the Board of Supervisors of Rensselaer County: “I have the honor to transmit for information of your honorable board my annual report for the year ending November 21, 1897, for the burial of indigent soldiers, sailors and marines and furnish headstones for the same for the county of Rensselaer.”
The majority of names in this record series (below) will show the following information for the listed names: Rank & Regiment, Date of Death, age, last residence, undertaker, cemetery and name of applicant.
The base of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, located in in Monument Square, at Broadway and 2nd Street, supports four bronze relief plaques representing the cavalry, infantry and artillery branches of the Union military service and a fourth plaque representing the naval battle between the Monitor and Merrimac. Atop the tall granite shaft is the bronze statue titled “Call to Arms” by New York sculptor, James E. Kelly (1855-1933). Kelly was a leading illustrator and sculptor of Civil War scenes and the creator of many monuments throughout the country.
Rensselaer County Civil War Burials
|wdt_ID||NAME OF SOLDIER||RANK & REGIMENT||DATE OF DEATH||AGE||LAST RESIDENCE||UNDERTAKER||CEMETERY||APPLICANT|
|1||Allen, Almon (alias Almon Dill)||Sergt. Co. C, 12th Ill. Calvary||21 Mar 1897||58||Petersburgh, N.Y.||Frank Reynolds||Albert Reynolds, Petersburgh, N.Y.|
|2||Billman, John (alias John Bishop)||Private, Co. B. 193d N.Y. Vol. Inf.||09 Apr 1897||53||Troy, N.Y.||Charles Redy, Troy, N.Y.||French Burial Ground, Troy, N.Y.||John Welch, member of Sage Co., or Regt. Residence No. 466 Fifth Ave., Lansingburgh, N.Y.|
|3||Bishop, John (alias John Billman)||Private, Co. B. 193d N.Y. Vol. Inf.||09 Apr 1897||53||Troy, N.Y.||Charles Redy, Troy, N.Y.||French Burial Ground, Troy, N.Y.||John Welch, member of Sage Co., or Regt. Residence No. 466 Fifth Ave., Lansingburgh, N.Y.|
|4||Bligh, John H.||See: McGill, John|
|5||Bloomingdale, Elizabeth||See: Bloomingdale, Joseph|
|6||Bloomingdale, Joseph||Corporal Co. D 125th N.Y. State Inf.||26 Jan 1897||56||Albia, N.Y.||Calvin Clark, Troy, N.Y.||Rural, Waterford, Saratoga Co., N.Y.||Elizabeth Bloomingdale, widow|
|7||Bolton, Crumby||See: Follett, Edward|
|8||Braman, Charlotte A.||See: Braman, Lorenzo|
|9||Braman, Howard L.||See: Braman, Lorenzo|
|10||Braman, Lorenzo||Private, Co. A, 177th N. Y. Vol. Inf.||05 Apr 1897||57||Troy, N.Y.||Frank Kittle, Troy, N.Y.||Old Mount Ida, Troy, N.Y.||Charlotte A. Braman, widow. Rec. by Howard L. Braman, No. 457 First St., Troy, N.Y.|
|NAME OF SOLDIER||RANK & REGIMENT||DATE OF DEATH||AGE||LAST RESIDENCE||UNDERTAKER||CEMETERY||APPLICANT|