Rafferty, Peter

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


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Military Service

5th Cavalry Regimental Flag
Residence: Rensselaerville
Enlistment Date: 18 Oct 1861
Enlistment Place: Oak Hill, New York
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 5th Cavalry
Company: Company L
Promotion Date: Not Stated
Promotion Rank: Full Comm Sergeant
Captured on: 9 Jul 1863
Captured at: Hagerstown, MD
Imprisoned at: Andersonville, GA
Died of Disease on: 26 Jun 1864
Place of Death: Andersonville, GA
Additional Remarks: An Irish immigrant who enlisted at the age of 28
Sources Used: Ancestry.com,American Civil War Soldiers,U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles and Andersonville Prisoners of War; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York, Regimental Rosters.



Additional Research Notes

An exhaustive search for any trace of this soldier or his family revealed nothing. He was not on the 1850, 1860, or 1865 census for any town in this area, including Greene County where he enlisted. How his name came to appear on this list is a mystery because nowhere is there an indication that he lived in Rensselaerville.

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