Hammond, James H.

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James H. Hammond was born about 1842 in Berne to James Hammond (B. July 23, 1795, D. Mar 11, 1859) and Catherine Gifford (B. Aug 15, 1809, D. Sept 4, 1878).[1] He was the oldest of five children.[1]

Military Service

Residence: Berne, NY[2]
Names of Parents: James (Hammond)and Catherine Gifford[2]
Occupation: Shoe maker[2]
Place, Term of Enlistment & Bounty: illegible
Enlistment Date: 21 October 1861[3] 21 Oct 1862[2]
Enlistment Place: Middleburgh, NY[3]
Enlistment Rank: Private[3]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 76th Infantry Regiment New York[3][2]
Company: I[3]
Promotion Date: 31 Jul 1862 approximately[3]
Promotion Rank: Corporal[3]
Killed in Action on: 1 Jul 1863[3]
Place of Death: Gettysburg, PA[3][2]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 19 to serve three years. Promoted to Corporal sometime prior to August of 1862.[3]
Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General for the State of NY for the year 1901; Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York, Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


While serving in Company I, 76th Infantry Regiment New York on 1 Jul 1863, he was killed at Gettysburg, PA.[4] He was buried there in what is today known as the Gettysburg National Cemetery.[1]

Additional Research Notes

Heroes of Albany County

JAMES H. HAMMOND enlisted in Company I, Seventy-sixth Regiment, October 21, 1862, and died at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863.

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bernehistory.org
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Annual Report of the Adjutant General or the State of New York
  4. Clark, Rufus Wheelwright, "Heroes of Albany; A memorial of the Patriot-martyrs of the City and County", 1867