Akely, Oscar

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Oscar Akely was born in Rensselaerville on January 6, 1841, a son of Leonard and Mary Akely [1] His family moved to Gilboa, Schoharie Co., NY sometime before 1860.

Marriage & Children

Military Service

Residence: Gilboa, Schoharie Co., NY[1]
Enlistment Date: 2 Jan 1864[1]
Enlistment Place: Troy, NY[1]
Enlistment Rank: Private[1]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Heavy Artillery [1][2]
Company: M[1]
Wounded in Action on:
Wounded at: Cold Harbor[1]
Captured at: Cold Harbor[2]
Imprisoned at: Libby and Bell Island[2]
Muster Out Date: 31 May 1865 [2]
Muster Out Place:
Additional Remarks: No record of his service was found in the AG rosters, or in the military databases of Ancestry except the 1890 Veteran’s census and the Town & City registers. No mention was made of his imprisonment in the register. “In Battle of Coal Harbour was severely wounded” [1]

“Wounded right thigh, was in prison, Libby and Bell Island” [2]

Sources Used: Town and City Registers of the Men Who Served in the Civil War; 1890 Veteran’s census


Oscar died in 1908 and was buried at Gilboa in a cemetery that was removed for the dam in 1925.


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 1890 Veteran’s Census, Gilboa, Schoharie Co., NY