Steiner, Chauncey A.
Chauncey A. Steiner was born in Middleburg, Schoharie Co, NY or Berne, Albany County, NY in about 1839 to Cornelius Steiner and his wife Maria E. Wilday. His surname has also been spelled Stiner.
Marriage & Children
Before he enlisted in the 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment during the Civil War, Chauncey worked as a shoemaker, which was an occupation he shared with his father.
|Place of Brith:||Berne|
|Names of Parents:||Cornelius Stiner and Mary Wilday|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||4 Jan 1864 age 25 or 5 Jan 1864|
|Enlistment Place:||Albany, NY|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Company:||M or C|
|Captured Place:||Cold Harbor|
|Captured Date:||2 Jun 1864|
|Death Date:||13 Aug 1864|
|Death Place:||Andersonville Prison, GA.|
|Additional Remarks: Chauncey Stiner-Enlistment Date: 4 Jan 1864, Enlisted in Company M, 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York, Died of disease as a POW at Andersonville, GA. His father Cornelius Steiner enlisted at the same time that he did and in the same Company. His father was 61 yrs old when he enlisted and was the oldest man to serve in the Regiment." Died while a prisoner at Andersonville Ga. Aug 17, 1864"|
|Sources Used: Heroes of Albany; Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998; Civil War Pension Index, Ancestry.com; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
Chauncey died of disease as a POW Company M, 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York on 13 Aug 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Robert Keating in the book "Carnival of Blood" records that he died of catarrh. He was buried in grave number 5534 at Andersonville. After his death on June 19, 1871, his father Cornelius Steiner filed for his Civil War pension.
Additional Research Notes
Heroes of Albany
CHAUNCEY STEINER, born in Bern, enlisted in Company C, Seventh Regiment, January 5, 1864. He died while a prisoner at Andersonville, August 11, 1864.
Carnival of Blood|Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery
STINER, CHAUNCEY A. - Born: Middleburg, NY. Age: 22. Occupation: shoemaker: Enlisted, January 4, 1864, as private in Co. M; captured June 2, 1864, at Cold Harbor; died of catarrh, August 13, 1864, in hospital at Andersonville, GA. Buried there in grave number 5534. Also borne Steiner and Sturdevant.
Died while a prisoner at Andersonville Ga. Aug 17, 1864
- Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
- Clark, Rufus Wheelwright, "Heroes of Albany; A memorial of the Patriot-martyrs of the City and County", 1867
- Civil War Pension Index, Ancestry.com
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War