Stevens, Peter H.

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Peter was born at about 1839, the son of William Stevens (1810 – 1894) and Anna/Hannah Barckley (1812 – 1850). Hannah was the daughter of Peter Barckley (1785 – 1826) and Maria Warner (1787 – 1859). Apparently his mother was deceased before 1850. Both he and his sister, Mary, aged 9 years old at the time, were living in the household with Henry and Mary Barckley. His siblings named in his will:[1]

  • Clarence E. Stevens
  • Elizabeth Stevens m. Daniel McMinn
  • Alida Stevens
  • Mary Ann Stevens
  • Amelia Stevens m. Robert Ham
  • Asa Stevens
  • Michael Stevens
  • Lorenzo Stevens
  • Sophrona Stevens

Marriage & Children

Military Service

Residence: Knox
Enlistment Date: 29 July 1862
Enlistment Place: Knox
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery
Company: Company K
Wounded in Action on: 19 May 1864
Wounded at: Spotsylvania, VA
Captured on: 16 June 1864
Captured at: Petersburg, VA
Imprisoned at: Andersonville, GA
Died on: 24 Sept 1864
Place of Death: Andersonville, GA
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 24
Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898;, American Civil War Soldiers and Andersonville Prisoners of War


Peter Stevens died 24 Sept 1864 in the Confederate prison at Andersonville, GA.

His Will

When he enlisted, he made his will.

Additional Research Notes

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

New York, Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865 about Peter H Stevens[2]
Name: Peter H Stevens
Residence Place: Knox
Enlistment Date: Jul 1862
Enlistment Location: Knox, Albany, New York
Race: White
Marital Status: Single

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900|New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900

Knox - Peter H. Stevens - Muster Roll

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 about Peter H Stevens[2]
Name: Peter H Stevens
Age: 24
Birth Year: abt 1838
Birth Place: Knox, New York
Enlistment Year: 1862
Enlistment Location: Knox, New York
Muster Year: 1862
Separation Details: Died
Separation Date: 24 Sep 1864

Civil War Record Summaries

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about Peter H Stevens[2]
Name: Peter H Stevens
Occupation: Laborer
Age at enlistment: 24
Enlistment Date: 29 Jul 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Knox, NY
State Served: New York
Was POW?: Yes
Was Wounded?: Yes
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company K, New York 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment on 18 Aug 1862.
Mustered out on 27 Sep 1864 at Andersonville, GA.
Birth Date: abt 1838
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General
Carnival of Blood: Civil War Ordeal of 7th NY Heavy Artillery

Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the Year 1897|Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the Year 1897 - 7th Heavy Artillery

STEVENS, PETER H. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, July 29, 1862, at Knox; mustered in as private, Co. K (originally One Hundred and Thirteenth Infantry), August 18, 1862, to serve three years; wounded, May 19, 1864, at Spottsylvania, Va.; captured in action, June 16, 1864, at Petersburg, Va.; died, September 24,1864, at Andersonville, Ga.

History of the County of Albany|History of the County of Albany]] - Tenney and Howell

Peter H. Stevens, private, 113th Regiment, Company G; enlisted in July, 1862 ; mustered August 14, 1862.

Heroes of Albany|Heroes of Albany

Carnival of Blood|Carnival of Blood

STEVENS, PETER H. - Born: Knox, NY. Age: 24. Occupation: laborer. Enlisted, July 29, 1962, as private in Co. K; wounded, May 19, 1864, at Spotsylvania; captured, June 16, 1864, at Petersburg; died of scorbutus, September 27, 1864, at Andersonville, GA. Buried there in grave number 9903.

Census Records

1850 United States Federal Census about Peter H Stevens
Name: Peter H Stevens
Age: 11
Birth Year: abt 1839
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Knox, Albany, New York
Gender: Male
Family Number: 49
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry P Barckley 38
Mary Barckley 58
Mathias Barckley 40
Githy Barckley 25
Peter H Stevens 11
Mary Stevens 9

Peter and Mary Steven's mother was Hanna Barckley, probably the daughter of Mary Barckley, and the sister of Henry P., Mathias, and Githy (Gitty) Barckley listed in this census.

Additional Media


  1. Family Files
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