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Johnsburg Goes to War: 1861-1865

Most of the men from Johnsburg who fought in the war served in the infantry, but not all. Some served in the cavalry and a few, including George Moses Steves, signed on with the 16th Heavy Artillery.

In preparation for my September 2011 Tannery Pond Community Center Presentation I'd appreciate hearing if you have any pictures, diaries or information on the men in this week's column or from prior columns. Please contact me at 215-3009 or pearsall.glenn@gmail.com.

Glenn L. Pearsall

Morehouse, Ira

Son of Archibald and Cynthia (Perkins). Enlisted in Jan. of 1864 for three years as a private in Co. E of the 93rd NY Volunteer Infantry. Last heard from in a letter to his mother on July 3, 1864. At the Second Battle of Deep Bottom (Aug. 14-20, 1864 as part of the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign) became sick and was ordered to the rear. Never heard from thereafter.

Morrison, James Hiram

Born Jul. 14, 1839, son of Hiram and Betsy Elizabeth (Scott) of Johnsburg. Married when he enlisted on Aug. 15, 1864 for three years as a private in Co. A of the 91st NY Volunteer Infantry. Survived the war and discharged May 3, 1865.

Moses, George Steves

Born Oct. 27, 1830 in Half Moon, NY, son of Ambrose and Charity (Stover). Age 33 when he enlisted on Christmas Day 1863 for three years as a private in Co. K of the 16th Heavy Artillery. Survived the war and discharged on May 2, 1865.

Pasko, John Hodgson

Born Aug. 6, 1843 in Johnsburg, son of Noel Harvey Pasko and his wife, Maria (Spoor). Enlisted Aug. 6, 1861 on his 18th birthday for three years as a private in Co. I in the 43rd NY Volunteer Infantry. Apparently sent home from wounds or illness. Died a year and a half later in Johnsburg on March 14, 1863.

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