Cole, Datus J.

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Datus J. Cole was born in Berne on June 13,1831[1] the son of Teunis T. Cole and Caturah[2] (Katura Warner)[3]. His brother Joel B. Cole was also in the Union Army.

Marriage & Children

Datus Cole married Catherine Long at the Onesquethaw Reformed Church on September 29, 1860

Military Service

Residence: New Scotland, Albany County, NY
Enlistment Date: 24 October 1862
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 177th Infantry
Company: Company G
Died of Disease on: 28 Apr 1863
Place of Death: Bonnet Carre, LA
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 26 to serve 9 months.[4]

Parents names Teunis and Ketura, Married, Born in Berne, NY on June 13, 1831, Age 26 years, Mechanic, Dark eyes, Dark hair, Dark complexion, 5'10" tall.[1]

Sources Used: military databases.


His widow, Catherine, received her pension for his service on January 11, 1864.[5]


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Monday 27, 1863: Came off Guard 2 oclock. Went down to my tent and went to bed. Do not feel very well today. Stewed some dried apples for dinner. They were excelent. It has rained about all afternoon. Datus J. Cole is not expected to live. He has got the fever.- George H. Warner Diary 1863.


  1. 1.0 1.1 NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases
  2. 1850 federal census, Berne
  3. GenForum posting on
  4. Annual Report of the Adjutant General or the State of New York
  5. Civil War Pension Records @