LaPaugh, Alfred

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Alfred was born in Westerlo January 28, 1820, a son of Philip Laupaugh and Cecilia Jaycox

Marriage & Children

He married Julia Sweet who was born at about 1823, at about 1841 and had the following children:

  • Angeline LaPaugh born at about 1842
  • Antoinette LaPaugh born at about 1849

Military Service

Residence: Westerlo[1]
Name of Parents: Father: Philip[1]
Marital Status: Married[1]
Occupation: Laborer[1]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[1]
Enlistment Date: 11 Aug 1862
Enlistment Place: Westerlo
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery
Company: Company K
Promotion Date: 1 Sept 1862
Promotion Rank: Full Drummer, Company D
Promotion Date: 27 Jan 1863
Promotion Rank: Full Privateate, Company K
Died of Disease on: 6 Jul 1863
Place of Death: Fort Reno, DC
Place of Burial: Westerlo, NY[1]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 42.[2] "Died at Washington Date not known his remains were brought to Westerlo and Buried"[1]

Born in Westerlo, Age 42, Farmer, Dark eyes, Dark hair, Dark complexion, 5'7" tall.[3]

Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


Alfred Laupaugh died July 6, 1863...43years, 4 months, 28 days

In a letter from Lt. Michael Henry Barckley dated July 9, 1863 from Fort Reno near Washington, DC:

"Day before yesterday one of our men was buried. The first since the company was organized nearly eleven months. His name was Alfred Laupaugh of Westerlo. Death caused by constant use of stimulants for the last ten or fifteen years. Quite a number of the officers and men of the regiment are sick at the present time, more so than common."

Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Heroes of Albany County

“Alfred Lawpaugh, of Westerlo, enlisted in Company K, Seventh Regiment, August 14, 1862. Died at Washington. His remains were brought to Westerlo and buried.”

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. Ancestry Military Databases
  3. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases