Haines, Victor

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Victor Haines was born in Durham, Greene County, NY in about 1844.[1]

Victor was born in Durham, Greene Co., NY in November of 1843, a son of Ward Haines and Lucretia Hudleston.[2] After the death of his father, his mother married Philander Wickham.

Marriage & Children


Before he served in the Civil War, he worked as a farmer.[1] At about 1860, Victor came to Westerlo and worked as a farm laborer on the farm of George Anderson and his wife, Elizabeth.

Military Service

Residence at Enlistment: Westerlo[2]
Place of Birth: Durham, Greene Co., NY[2]
Date of Birth: Nov 1843[2]
Names of Parents: Ward (Haines) and Locretia Hudleston[2]
Marital Status: Single[2]
Occupation: Farmer[2]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[2]
Bounty Received: $50.00[2]
Enlistment Date: 28 Jul 1862[1]
Enlistment Place: Westerlo, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private[1]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery[1]
Company: Company K[1]
Promotion Date: 28 Jul 1863[1]
Promotion Rank: Full Corporal[1]
Wounded on: 31 May 1864[1]
Wounded at: Totopotomoy, VA[1](Totopotomoy Creek)
Muster Out Date: 10 May 1865[1]
Muster Out Place: Albany, New York
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18.[1] Name also spelled Haynes, Hains, Hines. His older brother George Haines also served in Co K of the 7th Heavy Artillery Regt.[1] Victor and Charles were both wounded on the evening of May 31, 1864, a day which saw few casualties among the 7th HA Regiment.[1] Victor was shot in the right foot and George in the left hip.[1]"Promoted to Corp __ 1863 Received a wound in his right foot at the Battle of ____ Discharged May __1865 in consequence of his wound P.O. Address Westerlo Albany Co N.Y."[2]

Born in Westerlo, NY, Age 18, Farmer, Blue eyes, Black hair, Light complexion, 5'5" tall.[3]

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


Victor died on September 26, 1912 at Troy, NY.[4]


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

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


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  3. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases
  4. Civil War Pension Records @ Fold3.com