Welcome to David Jay Webber’s
Civil War Web Site

“THE UNION: IT MUST AND SHALL BE PRESERVED!”



Dedicated to the memory of those men who fought and died for the preservation of the Union
in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, and in particular the following...


My five ancestors who served in the Union Army:
Morgan Denegar, George Ellis and William Henry Harrison Ellis (father and son),
and David Howard and Lafayette Howard (father and son)
.


My fourteen “uncles” (brothers of ancestors) who served in the Union Army:
Hiram W. Carpenter, Abraham Decatur +, (Samuel) Oliver Decatur, William Henry Decatur, (Philip) Horace Denegar,
Silas Howard, George Ellis (Jr.), John Charles Ellis, Andrew Seymour Peterson Nichols, John William
Pierce, Alfred Rorapaugh, Buell Rorapaugh, Peter Teed, and James Ford Totman
.


My wife’s ancestor who served in the Union Army:
Chauncey Brewer Crocker.


My wife’s three “uncles” (brothers of ancestors) who served in the Union Army:
Matthew Henry Quinn +, Judson A. Robinson +, and Jesse Wimble.



“I had a wife & 5 children & left them & volunteered
& went in the army to help save the country.”

|-- David Howard, Co. I, 150th N.Y. Infantry|



“I was one of the first men that pout down his
name in our Company fore to rein list.”

|-- Morgan Denegar, Co. B, 20th N.Y. State Militia|



My Family and My Wife’s Family

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Ancestors and “Uncles” of (David) Jay Webber Who Served in the Civil War

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Ancestor and “Uncles” of Carol Ruth Wimble Who Served in the Civil War

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Capsule Histories of the Civil War Regiments in which (David) Jay Webber’s Ancestors and “Uncles” Served

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Capsule Histories of the Civil War Regiments in which Carol Ruth Wimble’s Ancestor and “Uncles” Served

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Civil War Military Service of the “Uncles” of (David) Jay Webber

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Civil War Military Service of the “Uncles” of Carol Ruth Wimble

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
The obituary for Lorinda (Hawley) Rorapaugh (1802-1896)
(which refers to her meeting with President Abraham Lincoln)

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Newspaper article concerning the funeral of (Philip) Horace Denegar (1835-1894)
(Co. G, 128th New York Infantry)

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Letter from Lewis H. Bisbee published in the Lamoille Newsdealer (Hyde Park, Vermont) on March 26, 1863
Reporting, and commenting on, the death of Judson A. Robinson

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
George Parker Bixby (1831-1864)
(Co. I, 5th Vermont Infantry)
Concerning the Identification Disc He Wore During the Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
History of the One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Regiment, New York Volunteers (U. S. Infantry) in the Late Civil War
(David Henry Hanaburgh)

OFF-SITE LINK:
History of the One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Regiment, New York Volunteers (U. S. Infantry) in the Late Civil War
(second site)
(David Henry Hanaburgh)

OFF-SITE LINK:
128th N.Y. Volunteer Infantry

OFF-SITE LINK:
U.S. Civil War’s 128th N.Y.S.V.I. Regiment Photo Albums

OFF-SITE LINK:
Diary of an Enlisted Man
(Lawrence Van Alstyne)

OFF-SITE LINK:
Diary of an Enlisted Man
(second site)
(Lawrence Van Alstyne)

OFF-SITE LINK:
Joseph W. Crowther and the 128th N.Y. Volunteers

OFF-SITE LINK:
A History of the Tenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers
(Edwin Mortimer Haynes)



Theodorus White (my great-great-great-great-grandfather)
and his third wife Anna, in an 1865 photograph.
Theodorus’s son-in-law John B. Towsand
(husband of Frances or “Fannie” White)
served in Co. D, 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry.


Johnson and Phebe (Atwell) Robinson
(my wife’s great-great-great-grandparents).
Their son Judson A. Robinson died
while serving in the Union Army.


My Great-Great-Grandfather Morgan Denegar
and the 20th New York State Militia

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Morgan Denegar in the Civil War

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Letter Written by Morgan Denegar on February 12, 1864

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Letter from R. K. Tuthill, 20th N.Y.S.M., Dec. 26, 1861

OFF-SITE LINK:
Roster of the 80th New York Infantry (20th New York State Militia)

OFF-SITE LINK:
20th New York State Militia: Ulster Guard

OFF-SITE LINK:
80th Infantry Regiment - Civil War (Twentieth New York State Militia; Ulster Guard)

OFF-SITE LINK:
Reports of September 1862 on South Mountain and Antietam
(Lt. Col. Theodore B. Gates, 20th N.Y.S.M.)

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Report of Operations, August 1 - September 2, 1862
(Lt. Col. Theodore B. Gates, 20th N.Y.S.M.)

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Web Supplement to the Winter 2005 issue of Blue & Gray Magazine
(Alan T. Nolan and Marc Storch, “The Strange Story of the 6th Wisconsin’s Flag at Antietam”)
(Seward R. Osborne, “Chicanery–Subterfuge–Conspiracy: The 6th Wisconsin Flag Incident at Antietam Re-examined”)

OFF-SITE LINK:
Ambrose Noble Baldwin, 1838-1863
(Seward R. Osborne)

OFF-SITE LINK:
The “Ulster Guard” and the War of the Rebellion
(Col. Theodore B. Gates, 20th N.Y.S.M.)

OFF-SITE LINK:
Reminiscences of a Boy in the Civil War
(Enos B. Vail, 20th N.Y.S.M.)

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Personal Reminiscences of Gettysburg
(Capt. John D. S. Cook, 20th N.Y.S.M.)

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Ulster Guard at Gettysburg on the First Three Days of July, 1863
(Henry Abbey)

OFF-SITE LINK:
A Mystery Solved? Part 1
(Scott Hartwig)

OFF-SITE LINK:
A Mystery Solved? Part 2
(Scott Hartwig)

OFF-SITE LINK:
A Mystery Solved? Part 3
(Scott Hartwig)

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
The 20th New York State Militia on the Third Day at Gettysburg

OFF-SITE LINK:
Satterlee Hospital: A Civil War Hospital in West Philadelphia

OFF-SITE LINK:
Colonel Walter Alexander Van Rensselaer



Morgan Denegar, Co. B, 20th New York State Militia
(post-war images)


Morgan Denegar (post-war image)


My Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather George Ellis
and the 86th New York Infantry

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
George Ellis in the Civil War

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
86th Regiment, New York Infantry

OFF-SITE LINK:
Roster of the 86th New York Infantry

OFF-SITE LINK:
86th Infantry Regiment - Civil War (Steuben Rangers)

Two of the men whose letters are published in
this book served in the 86th New York:


My Great-Great-Great-Grandfather William Henry Harrison Ellis
and the 109th New York Infantry

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
William Henry Harrison Ellis in the Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
Roster of the 109th New York Infantry

OFF-SITE LINK:
109th Volunteer Infantry (New York)

OFF-SITE LINK:
History of the 109th Infantry Regiment, New York Volunteers

OFF-SITE LINK:
Beers Atlas Soldiers List: N.Y.V.I. 109th

OFF-SITE LINK:
109th Infantry Regiment - Civil War (Binghamton Regiment; Railway Brigade)

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Story of Aunt Becky’s Army-Life
(Sarah A. Palmer, a nurse with the 109th New York for 3 years)

The man whose letters are published in this
book served in the 109th New York:



William Henry Harrison Ellis
Co. K, 109th New York Infantry
(post-war images)


My Great-Great-Great-Grandfather David Howard,
the 150th New York Infantry, and the Fairfax Seminary Hospital

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
David Howard in the Civil War

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
150th Regiment, New York Infantry

OFF-SITE LINK:
Roster of the 150th New York Infantry

OFF-SITE LINK:
150th Infantry Regiment - Civil War (Dutchess County Regiment; Dutchess Legion)

OFF-SITE LINK:
As Seen From the Ranks
(Charles Edward Benton, Co. A, 150th New York Infantry)

OFF-SITE LINK:
Hospital Days
(Jane Stuart Woolsey, Superintendent of Nurses at Fairfax Seminary Hospital)

OFF-SITE LINK:
Hospital Days
(second site)
(Jane Stuart Woolsey, Superintendent of Nurses at Fairfax Seminary Hospital)


My Great-Great-Grandfather Lafayette Howard
and the 15th New York Engineers

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Lafayette Howard in the Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
Roster of the 15th New York Engineers

OFF-SITE LINK:
15th Engineer Regiment - Civil War (New York Sappers and Miners)



Lafayette Howard
Co. E, 15th New York Engineers
(post-war image)


My Wife’s Great-Great-Grandfather Chauncey Brewer Crocker
and the 4th Vermont Infantry

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Chauncey Brewer Crocker in the Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
4th Vermont Infantry
(Wikipedia)

OFF-SITE LINK:
4th Vermont Infantry
(Vermont in the Civil War)

OFF-SITE LINK:
The First Vermont Brigade at the Wilderness
(Eighteenth Vermont Regiment)

OFF-SITE LINK:
Sloan Army Hospital: A Place of Healing & Recovery



Chauncey Brewer Crocker, his wife Artelisa Adelia
(Robinson) Crocker, and their daughter Cora Ella
(my wife’s great-great-grandparents and great-
grandmother). This image was made just before
Chauncey entered the Union Army in 1863. Artelisa
had already lost a brother in the war, and now
her husband had been drafted and was about to
begin his military service. It does not surprise us
that this family would want to have such a picture.
(Chauncey was wounded in 1864 at the Battle of
Spotsylvania Court House, but he did survive.)



Chauncey Brewer Crocker
Co. C, 4th Vermont Infantry
(post-war image)


Chauncey Brewer Crocker
(post-war image)


Ancestors and “Uncles” of My Children’s In-Laws

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Ancestor and “Uncles” of John Raymond Wilde Who Served in the Civil War

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Capsule Histories of the Civil War Regiments in which John Raymond Wilde’s Ancestor and “Uncles” Served

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
George Clarke Ridler in the Civil War

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Civil War Military Service of the “Uncles” of John Raymond Wilde

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
“Uncles” of Philip Mark Leyrer Who Served in the Civil War

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Capsule Histories of the Civil War Regiments in which Philip Mark Leyrer’s “Uncles” Served

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Civil War Military Service of the “Uncles” of Philip Mark Leyrer

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Ancestor and “Uncles” of Beth Ellen Wessel Who Served in the Civil War

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Capsule Histories of the Civil War Regiments in which Beth Ellen Wessel’s Ancestor and “Uncles” Served

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
James Dunlap in the Civil War

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Civil War Military Service of the “Uncles” of Beth Ellen Wessel

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Ancestor and “Uncle” of James John Krause Who Served in the Civil War

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Capsule Histories of the Civil War Regiments in which James John Krause’s Ancestor and “Uncle” Served

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
August C. Sievert in the Civil War

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Civil War Military Service of the “Uncle” of James John Krause

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
“Uncles” of Paula Christine Johnson Who Served in the Civil War

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Capsule Histories of the Civil War Regiments in which Paula Christine Johnson’s “Uncles” Served

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Civil War Military Service of the “Uncles” of Paula Christine Johnson

OFF-SITE LINK:
History of the Services of the Third Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery, in the Civil War of the United States

OFF-SITE LINK:
Bugle Echoes: The Story of Illinois 47th

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Drums of the 47th

OFF-SITE LINK:
7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, “Iron Brigade”



James Dunlap with his wife Margaret Ellen (McGowan) Dunlap
(post-war image)



The Military Chaplaincy and Religious Life
During the Civil War

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Some Reflections on the Military Chaplaincy

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
C. L. Clausen: Norwegian Synod Chaplain in the Civil War

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
Biography of the Rev. Thomas Edwin Vassar
Chaplain of the 150th New York Infantry

OFF-SITE LINK:
Chaplain’s Camp Chest

OFF-SITE LINK:
Chaplains in the Civil War
(simultaneously press "Ctrl" and "A" to read)

OFF-SITE LINK:
Army Chaplains & Spiritual Care of Soldiers During the Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
Brief History of the US Army Chaplain Corps:
The Civil War, 1861-1865

OFF-SITE LINK:
Religion in the Civil War: The Northern Perspective
(National Humanities Center)

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Civil War: Missing in Action
(The Heritage Foundation)

OFF-SITE LINK:
American Lutherans and the Civil War
(Mark Granquist)

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Lutheran Church and the Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
Claus Lauritz Clausen
Chaplain of the 15th Wisconsin Infantry

OFF-SITE LINK:
Friedrich Wilhelm Richmann
Chaplain of the 58th Ohio Infantry

OFF-SITE LINK:
Lights and Shadows of Army Life
(Chaplain William W. Lyle, 11th Ohio Infantry)

OFF-SITE LINK:
Uncle John Vassar
(Chaplain Thomas E. Vassar, 150th New York Infantry)

OFF-SITE LINK:
Fr. Peter Whelan: Serving the Blue and the Gray

OFF-SITE LINK:
Father John B. Bannon, and St. Louis Irish Confederates

OFF-SITE LINK:
Father Abram J. Ryan

OFF-SITE LINK:
Religious Revival in Civil War Armies

OFF-SITE LINK:
Religion and Culture in Illinois and the North During the Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
United States Christian Commission

OFF-SITE LINK:
United States Sanitary Commission



Roman Catholic Mass at Ft. Corcoran, D.C., 1861


The Battle of Gettysburg

ON-SITE RESOURCE:
The 150th New York at the Battle of Gettysburg

OFF-SITE LINK:
The First Day of the Battle of Gettysburg
(Chapman Biddle)

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Charge at Gettysburg
(Theodore Roosevelt)

OFF-SITE LINK:
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg
(Abner Doubleday)

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Battle of Gettysburg & the American Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Battle of Gettysburg

OFF-SITE LINK:
Battle of Gettysburg Buff

OFF-SITE LINK:
Gettysburg Discussion Group

OFF-SITE LINK:
Notes on the Rebel Invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania and the Battle of Gettysburg
(1864 original edition)
(Michael Jacobs)



Midday Fighting at Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg, July 1, 1863
(Dale Gallon)


New York and the Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
New York Civil War Units
(New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center)

OFF-SITE LINK:
New York in the War of the Rebellion
(Frederick Phisterer)

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Hudson River Valley in the Civil War
(Hudson River Valley Institute)

OFF-SITE LINK:
Address Delivered...28th November, 1866, ...by...J. Watts De Peyster...
Upon the Occasion of the Inauguration of a Monument Erected by
“This Immediate Neighborhood (Tivoli-Madalin)...



Civil War Veterans in Tivoli, New York, in 1908:
Top row: James Outwater, – Palmetier, Emory Cole, Andrew Rockefeller;
Bottom row: George Minkler, George Cole, Wallace Moore, Henry Miller, Montgomery Marshall


Important People in the Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
Abraham Lincoln Research Site

OFF-SITE LINK:
Mr. Lincoln and Freedom

OFF-SITE LINK:
Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project

OFF-SITE LINK:
Abraham Lincoln Institute: Abraham Lincoln’s Life & Politics

OFF-SITE LINK:
Ulysses S. Grant Homepage

OFF-SITE LINK:
General Meade Society

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Longstreet Society



U. S. Grant and His Generals


Miscellaneous Subjects Pertaining to the Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
Scottsdale Civil War Round Table

OFF-SITE LINK:
Vermont in the Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
Pennsylvania in the Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
Engineers in the Union Army

OFF-SITE LINK:
The U.S. Army Veteran Reserve Corps, 1863-1866

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Case Against Secession
(The Claremont Institute)

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Siege of Petersburg

OFF-SITE LINK:
Ukrainians in the Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
Civil War Medical Terminology



Doubleday’s Third Division of the First Corps, Army of the Potomac, crossing the Potomac River on June 7, 1863.
The 20th N.Y.S.M. belonged to the First Brigade of this Division.
(painting by David G. Blythe)


Comprehensive or General Resources on the Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
The United States Civil War Center

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Civil War Archive

OFF-SITE LINK:
Home of the American Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Civil War Gazette

OFF-SITE LINK:
CivilWar.com

OFF-SITE LINK:
American Civil War: Your History Site on the Web

OFF-SITE LINK:
Teacher Oz’s Kingdom of History: The Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
Behind the Stonewall
(360o Panoramic Images from Civil War Battlefields)

OFF-SITE LINK:
American Civil War Anecdotes, Incidents, Articles, and Books

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Civil War: Soldiers & Sailors Database

OFF-SITE LINK:
Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Photographic History of the Civil War

OFF-SITE LINK:
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records
of the Union and Confederate Armies

OFF-SITE LINK:
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records
of the Union and Confederate Armies

(second site)

OFF-SITE LINK:
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Bivouac Banner

OFF-SITE LINK:
Joel Craig’s Bivouac

OFF-SITE LINK:
U.S.A. Civil War Web Site

OFF-SITE LINK:
Bits of Blue and Gray

OFF-SITE LINK:
Civil War Interactive & Blue Gray Daily

OFF-SITE LINK:
The Civil War Monitor

OFF-SITE LINK:
Civil War Talk Radio

OFF-SITE LINK:
Impediments of War: The Civil War Talk Radio Companion

OFF-SITE LINK:
Civil War Studies
(Smithsonian Associates)

OFF-SITE LINK:
Daily Chronicles of the American Civil War



A Brave and Loyal Civil War Cat, with His Companion
(an officer of the 6th Pa. Heavy Artillery)






This panorama shows the area around the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
The 20th New York State Militia (Morgan Denegar’s regiment) was engaged here on July 1, 1863.
My son and I most recently visited this place in June 2004.



This panorama shows the area around the Trostle Farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
The 150th New York Infantry (David Howard’s regiment) was engaged here on July 2, 1863.
My son and I most recently visited this place in June 2004.



This panorama shows the area around Culp’s Hill in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
The 150th New York Infantry (David Howard’s regiment) was engaged here on July 3, 1863.
My son and I most recently visited this place in June 2004.



The Civil War Heritage of the
President of the United States

(CHRISTOPHER) COLUMBUS CLARK (1846-1937)
Great-Great-Great-Grandfather of President Barack H. Obama
69th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)

(Christopher) Columbus Clark, father of
Gabriella Clark, mother of
Ruth Lucille Armour, mother of
Stanley Armour Dunham, father of
(Stanley) Ann Dunham, mother of
Barack Hussein Obama

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