G.A.R. Post: Oliver Morton Post #10 Snohomish, WA
3rd NEW YORK VOLUNTEER LIGHT ARTILLERY
Mustered In: 5/11/61 Elmira, NY
Mustered Out: 7/3/65 Syracuse, NY
The initial mustering of the 3rd N.Y. Light Artillery was during May, 1861. Varied enlistment terms of recruits resulted in companies being shuffled and regrouped during the unit’s first two years. The 3rd first served as an artillery regiment at or near Washington D.C. from Dec., 1861.
Beginning in March, 1862 it was in South Carolina with the 18th Corps and in South Carolina with the 10th Corps beginning in January, 1863. In Sept., 1864 a new company “A” was recruited principally at Auburn, Moravia, Sennett, Venice, Cato, Mentz, Brutus, Ira, Lafayette, Elbridge, Richester, Throup, Conquest, Owasco and Niles.
This one year company was mustered in on 9/23/64 under Captain Samuel P. Russell. It originally served in the 18th Crops and Dept. of Virginia before moving to Carter’s Division, Provisional Corps in North Carolina from March 2 to April 17, 1865. Mustering out was on 7/3/65.
Residence: Not listed Age: 27 yrs.
Enlisted/Mustered In: 9/1/64 Cato, NY Rank: Private
Discharged: 7/3/65 Syracuse NY
Highest Rank: Pvt.
Biographical information on Almond Case is meager. However, September, 1864 was an important month for the 5’5” blue eyed laborer (b/1837/38) as within the span of one week he enlisted in the U.S. Army in Syracuse, New York and got married in Cleveland, Ohio.
Military service was to contain pitfalls for the young private. For one thing, while engaged in firing practice at Fort Anderson at Newbirn, N.C. concussion from the discharge from heavy cannon caused him to become deaf. Also, while at Plymouth, N.C. he contracted chronic diarrhea. The resulting dyspepsia (digestive problems) was to plague him for years.
Returning to civilian life the Case’s settled in Michigan. It was there on 4/29/66 the couple’s only child, William T. Case was born. It was also there on 9/13/71 that Charlotte Case died. From available documents it appears Almon remained in Michigan until the last year of his life. The 11/12/97 Snohomish Co. Tribune noted that the Muskegon, Michigan resident was coming to Snohomish to visit his son. As such, it appears likely that by the time of his death on 1/15/02 (age 65/66) the former Union artillerist was residing in or near William’s home.
Buried at Snohomish G.A.R.
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