History and geography
Sailor's Snug Harbor
Vitals Info: B, M, D
New! Staten Island Medal of Honor Recipients
[War of 1812]
[World War I]
[World War II]
[Korea and Vietnam]
Search for a Veteran's Grave in a VA National Cemetery.
American Battle Monuments commission http://www.abmc.gov/
ABMC War Dead http://www.abmc.gov/abmc4.htm
American Battle Monuments commission Mexican War http://www.abmc.gov/abmc41.htm
American Battle Monuments commission Spanish-American War
Collecting veterans information: http://tottenvillehistory.com/veterans.html
- 1840 Revolutionary Pensioners:
|Revolutionary or military pensioners living in Richmond County at the time of the 1840 census.
|Note: Pension denied; gave detail on service in PA|
||Sailors' Snug Harbor
|Note: d 27 Jan 1848|
- From Rae: Oath of Allegiance during the Revolution.
- Revolutionary patriots buried on Staten Island FACSI
Vol 15 No. 3.
- The Staten
Island Daughters of the American Revolution used to have a
Island Chapter Revolutionary War Ancestor List - now you can do an
- Jana Rooke has typed up Memorial of
New York Loyalists from the New York Genealogical and Biographical
Record. The search engine will have this indexed with everything else
within a few days. Thanks Jana and NYGBS!
- A list of some Patriots according to the DAR: (burials and chapter ancestor lists)
BARNES, George, BUSH, John, COLE, Abraham, CROPSEY, Harmanus B, EGBERT, Abraham,
GIFFORD, William B, HILLYARD, William, LAKE, William, LAKE, William (yes, two by that name),
MERRIL, Lambert, MESEREAU, Jacob, MESEREAU, Paul, SHEFFIELD, Robert, TYSEN, John, WANDEL, John
- Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books (152 Vols.) and find:
- Adrian BOGART (1720-99)
- Abraham COLE (1736/9-1815)
- Harmanus CROPSEY (1753-1830)
- Peter DUMONT (1744-1821)
- Garret ELLIS (1756-1827)
- John EVERSON (1759-1818)
- Harmonus GARRISON (1732-1813)
- William Bernard GIFFORD (1751-1814)
- John MERCEREAU (1732-1820)
- Judge Joshua MERSEREAU (1728-1804)
- Joshua MERSEREAU, Jr. (1758/9-1857)
- Paul MERSEREAU (1741-1823)
- Peter PERINE (1727-?)
- Joseph RIDGWAY
- Capt. Richard STILLWELL (1734-1801)
- Cornelius VAN SANTVOORD (1723-?)
- John VAN PELT (1758-1829)
- Lieut. Abraham WOGLOM (1731-90)
- 1840 Census of Revolutionary Pensioners. It's on FHL film, order any
one of these:
0002321, 0816370, 0594466, 0899835 Item 3, 01064759 Item 3
War of 1812
Some War of 1812 soldiers from Staten
Island. This is a list of some of those who had claims for military service
in the War of 1812 and who resided in Staten Island, according to Ancestry's database.
You need to be an Ancestry subscriber to access the records themselves, but you
can see who's on the list and write for military records. This page also includes
some good general military links, thanks to Jim.
- * Please check out our Civil War Database.
- Making of America - Civil War Documents
- Civil War Draft List is complete. It contains 594 Staten Island residents in 1863 and their towns.
- Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War has a National Graves Registration Database - a very large one!
- Staten Island During the Rebellion
by Ira K. Morris from Morris's Memorial History of Staten Island, New York
- New! 8/2/05: Civil War Honor Roll contributed by Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries of Staten Island
- Soldier Profiles Charles I and Daniel ELMS
- Soldier Profiles John BOSTROM
- Soldier Profiles James BURKE
- Soldier Profiles George H., Charles Edward, and Oscar F. SMITH
- American Battle Monuments commission Civil War http://www.abmc.gov/abmc42.htm
- Some new information from Lorraine:
- * Janet has transcribed the Union Veterans' and Widows' schedule
from the 1890 census for all of Richmond County. 1890 Veterans' Schedule.
- * Ancestry's Civil War Research Database. Terrific
Free, at least for now. Search, but don't be too specific; I
didn't find my guys till I dropped the residence.
You can get regiment histories, rosters...it's a wonderful resource.
- Find your guy? Use both these:
- New York in the Civil
War a part of the NYGenWeb. Shows lots of promise.
- * United States Army
Military History Institute
New York State and the Civil War - a page which covers the state, including some
- New York Regimental History bibliography (includes links).
- American Civil War Homepage.
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
- From the Making of America site,
The draft riots in New York by Barnes, David M.
- From the Internet Archive,
a chapter from
The Negro in the American Rebellion on the Draft Riots, Col. Shaw, etc.
- From an email I received:
Cornell University has put the ENTIRE "War of the Rebellion" on the internet!!!
Over 60 volumes!!! It includes scanned images of reports, correspondence, seizures
of Southern property, etc. sent to the War Dept. during the Civil War. It includes
both Union and Confederate accounts. It is in chronological order but there is no
online index. Many libraries have the index. Find the volume and page number for
your subject in the index at the library. Go to this website http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/m/moawar/waro.html
and you're in business.
Janet again: There are also Navy records linked at this url.
- FYI: Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, Civil War commander, had Island roots.
World War I
- Staten Island
- Soldier Profiles Kenneth W. BURKE Obituary
- New! World War I Dead from:
- Mother's March list extracted from ancestry.
- Bob O'Connor has typed up a Roll of Honor from World War I, of
casualties, as printed in The Staten Islander on January 15, 1919.
Bob points out that this was before the war was over, so more casualties
can be expected, but here is the list of our eighty-eight World
War I Roll of Honorees.
- New! Soldiers of the Great War
- American Battle Monuments commission World War I http://www.abmc.gov/abmc44.htm
- World War I casualties http://www.americanwardead.com/searchw.htm
- The Staten Island Advance printed an article about the World War I
heroes memorialized at Hero Park. Especially noteworthy are
the quotes "Richmond gave more men per capita to the Great War than any
other county in the United States" and the notes about the 144 local servicemen who gave their
lives in that war.
- In 1917 and 1918, approximately 24 million men, (98% of men present in America), born
between 1873 and 1900 completed draft registration cards. Ancestry has a free database
which represents an 8.5% sampling of these Civilian Draft Registrations.
Not all, but many, of the registered Staten Islanders are found here. Here is the
information you can get if your person is on the database: date of birth, place of birth,
ethnicity, registration district number, county, and state. Further, if you get a hit,
you can take the district number and go to the National Archives to get a microfilm of
the actual card, which contains more information.
WWI Civilian Draft Registrations
If he's not above, you can take a guess as to which district he would be in, if you
know where he lived and worked, using
NYC Draft Board addresses from the
Italian Genealogical Group.
Staten Island was only four districts, though, and the registrations were filed
alphabetically within district, so if your ancestor was born between 1873 and 1900 then
risk it; go to the National Archives and give it a whirl.
- Robert (chweise at aol dot com)'s father, Paul Rene
Chagnon Sr. was a member of "The Home Guards" during WW I, involving "guarding the
docks" of Staten Island.
Tha Army told us:
"The "Home Guard" in WW I was the elements and/or people of the State
Guard that were not mobilized for WW I. What happened was that the
State Guard was still organized as it had been for the Civil War. When
mobilized into federal service it was reorganized as the regular army
was, and units were given federal designations. Those units that were
excess to the new organization, and individuals unfit for federal service,
were sent back to the state. These elements retained their old NY State
Guard designations and served on State Duty guarding governmental
buildings, harbors, railroads, aquaducts, etc. This home guard was the
start of the State Militia which is now called the State Guard
There is a short history of the origins of the NYG on /nyg-hist.html
After WW I the federalized units came back and "re-merged" with the
units that served at home. Later the US Army reorganized, and State
units became the Army National Guard with federal recognition and
permanent unit designations. It wasn't until WW II when the National
Guard was agin mobilized that the NYG was again organized. After
WW II the NYG remained organized and has served as a volunteer
(unpaid) force that can be called to state active duty as needed.
There are State Guards or State Militia foces in many of the other states
with similar background. These ARE NOT the militias you read about, but
are recognized state forces as described in state and federal
constitutions. Don't forget that most all of the units that fought in the
War were State Militia units."
If anyone can share information about this, please email
Robert chweise at aol dot com and Janet
World War II
- World War II casualties http://www.americanwardead.com/searchww.htm Link broken
- Army Serial Number Merged File
- American Battle Monuments commission World War II http://www.abmc.gov/abmc45.htm
- Casualties We have the World War II Honor List of Dead and
Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from New York, Richmond County
in two jpg files. See our new WW II Honor
Page for details.
Korea and Vietnam
- Korean war data from AAD.
- American Battle Monuments commission Korean War http://www.abmc.gov/abmc46.htm
- American Battle Monuments commission Vietnam War http://www.abmc.gov/abmc47.htm
- Korea http://www.americanwardead.com/search.htm
- Vietnam http://www.abmc.gov/abmc7.htm
- Korea casualties
- Vietnam casualties
Family History Military Records.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints military records.