Haight, Jasper

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Jasper Haight was born on March 31, 1842[1] in Berne to Jacob Haight (B. abt 1807, D. after 1880).[2]and and Eunice Shepard[3] Jasper was a middle child of five.[2] Several years after Jasper's birth his mother died and his father remarried a woman named Emeline by whom Jacob had several half siblings.[2]

Marriage & Children

Jasper never married.

Military Service

Name: Jasper Haight (Joseph Haight[4])
Residence: Berne, NY[3]
Place of Birth: Berne, NY[3]
Date of Birth: 31 March 1842[3]
Names of Parents: Jacob (Haight) and Unice Shepherd[3]
Marital Status: Single[3]
Occupation: Farmer[3]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[3]
Enlistment Date: 9 December 1861
Enlistment Place: Rensselaerville, New York[4]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 93rd Infantry Regiment New York[4]
Company: Company D[4]
Died of Disease: 4 May 1862[4]
Place of Death: Fortress Monroe, VA[3]Newport News, VA[4]
Additional Remarks: "Died at Fortress Monroe ___ 1862"[3]Enlisted at the age of 20 to serve three years.[4]
Sources Used: Ancestry.com, U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865; 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York.


Jasper died on 4 May 1862 at Fortress Monroe[2] (aka Fort Monroe)[1] in Hampton, Va. which was a Union fort for the entire Civil War.


Additional Research Notes

Heroes of Albany County

JASPER HAIGHT was born in Bern, March 31, 1842, and enlisted October 1861. He died at Fortress Monroe in 1862.

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. 1.0 1.1 Clark, Rufus Wheelwright, "Heroes of Albany; A memorial of the Patriot-martyrs of the City and County", 1867
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Bernehistory.org
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Annual Report of the Adjutant General or the State of New York