Havens, William

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Birth

William Havens, the son of William Havens (B. abt 1799, D. after 1850) and his wife Margaret, was born in Berne[1], December 30, 1835.[2][3] He was the middle child of five.[3]

Marriage & Children

In 1854 he married Welthy Ann Steiner, who was born in 1835 to Cornelius Steiner and Maria E. Wilday.[3]

They had the following children:


Occupation

Before he served in the Civil War, William worked as a carpenter.[1]

Military Service

Residence: Knox[4]
Place of Birth: Berne, NY[4]
Names of Parents: William (Havens) and mother deceased[4]
Marital Status: Married[4]
Occupation: Carpenter[4]
Term of Service: 3 years[4]
Bounty Received: $100.00 [4]
Enlistment Date: 5 Aug 1862[1]
Enlistment Place: Knox, New York [4]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery
Company: Company K[1]
Wounded at: Near Petersburg, VA or Weldon Railroad[1]
Wounded on: 25 Jun 1864 or 24 June 1864[1]
Death Date: 20 Jul 1864[5] or 21 July 1864[1]
Death Place: Harewood Hospital in Washington[1], DC
Place of Burial: Petersburg, VA [4]or Knox Reformed Cemetery
Additional Remarks: He enlisted at age 26. He was promoted to Full Artificer (Date unknown). He participated in the battles of Spotsylvania, North Anna River, Tolopotomy Creek, Cold Harbor and the initial charge at Petersburg. "Died from wounds. Remains buried at Petersburg, Va."[4] It's not likely that he would have been taken from DC back to Petersburg for burial.
Sources Used: Heroes of Albany; Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the year 1898; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

Military Experience

The Battle of Weldon Railroad was a three day fight which ended June 24, 1864. This was the day that William Havens was shot in the right foot. The 7th HA Regiment was exposed and two fellow soldiers had to carry him to the rear. In severe pain, part of William's foot was removed by doctors. Still in severe pain with the wound failing to heal his leg was amputated on July 19, 1864 at Harewood Hospital in Washington DC. He died two days later.[1]

Death

William Havens died on July 20, 1864.[2] as a result of a wound to his right[1] foot at Petersurg on June 24, 1864.[2][1] He was buried at the Knox Reformed Cemetery.[1]

Obituary

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 William Havens[6]
Name: William Havens
Birth Place: Bern, New York
Father: William Havens
Residence Place: Knox
Enlistment Date: Jul 1862
Enlistment Location: Knox, Albany, New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment
Company: K
Rank: Private
Race: White
Marital Status: Married

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

Knox - William Havens - Muster Roll

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 about William Havens[6]
Name: William Havens
Age: 26
Birth Year: abt 1836
Birth Place: Berne, New York
Enlistment Year: 1862
Enlistment Location: Knox, New York
Muster Year: 1862
Separation Details: Died
Separation Date: 21 Jul 1864

Civil War Record Summaries

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about William Havens[6]
Name: William Havens
Residence: Knox, New York, New York
Occupation: Carpenter
Age at enlistment: 26
Enlistment Date: 5 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Knox, New York
State Served: New York
Was Wounded?: Yes
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company K, New York 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment on 18 Aug 1862.Promoted to Full Artificer.Mustered out on 21 Jul 1864 at Harewood Hosp, Washington, DC.
Birth Date: abt 1836
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-GeneralThe Medical and Surgical History of the Civil WarCarnival of Blood: Civil War Ordeal of 7th NY Heavy Artillery

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about William Havens[6]
Name: William Havens
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: New York
Regiment Name: 7 N.Y. Heavy Art'y.
Regiment Name Expanded: 7th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery
Company: K
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M551 roll 61

American Civil War Soldiers about William Havens[6]
Name: William Havens
Enlistment Date: 5 Aug 1862
Enlistment Place: Knox, New York
Side Served: Union
State Served: New York
Service Record: Promoted to Full Artificer (Date unknown).
Enlisted as a Private on 5 August 1862 at the age of 26.
Enlisted in Company K, 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York on 18 Aug 1862.
Died from wounds Company K, 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York on 21 Jul 1864 at Harewood Hosp, Washington, DC.
Sources: 14,60

Annual Report of the Adjutant-General|Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York

7th NY Heavy Artillery
HAVENS , WILLIAM — Age , 26 years. Enlisted, August 5, 1862, at. Knox; mustered in as private, Co. K (originally One Hundred and Thirteenth Infantry), August 18, 1862, to serve three years; promoted artificer, date not stated; wounded, June 25, 1864, near Petersburg, Va.; died of wounds, July 21, 1864, at Harewood Hospital, D. C.

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

Knox - William Havens, private. Seventh Artillery, Company K; enlisted in July, 1862; mustered August 24, 1862; died from wounds and was buried at Petersburg, Va.

Heroes of Albany|Heroes of Albany

Carnival of Blood|Carnival of Blood

HAVENS, WILLIAM - Born: Berne, NY. Age: 26. Occupation: carpenter. Enlisted, August 5, 1862, as private in Co. K; wounded in the right foot, June 24, 1864, at the Weldon Railroad; leg amputated below the knee; died of his wound, July 21, 1864, in hospital at Washington, DC. Buried at Knox Reformed Cemetery.

Census Records

1850 United States Federal Census about William Hanens[6]
Name: William Hanens
Age: 16
Birth Year: abt 1834
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Berne, Albany, New York
Gender: Male
Family Number: 380
Household Members:
Name Age
William Hanens 56
Margaret Hanens 49
William Hanens 16
Eliza Hanens 12
George Hanens 10

Additional Media

Sources

  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 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 Clark, Rufus Wheelwright, "Heroes of Albany; A memorial of the Patriot-martyrs of the City and County", 1867
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Bernehistory.org
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  5. Ancestry Military Databases
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 www.Ancestry.com