Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War
Department of New York
Admiral John L. Worden Camp 150

Replacing the Headstone of
Pvt. Cornelius Osterhout
161st NYVI, Co. A
Bath, NY

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Above: The original stone of Pvt. Cornelius Osterhout

Right: A new granite stone, placed by descendant Matthew J. Hereford


The Flag of the 161st New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment


Some of the history of Cornelius' Company A. Note his listing as a volunteer for the Forlorn Hope Storming Party, June 15, 1863.
It was said that those who volunteered for this mission would receive the Medal of Honor.
Cornelius is still waiting for his...



Letter written by Cornelius Osterhout's grandmother Patricia (a pensioner from the Revolutionary War) to Cornelius' mother Rachel the night before he died,
in which she laments that she had not heard from him, and lives so far away that she can not visit or be of any assistance.
Patty Read Osterhout lived 7 miles away from her grandson Cornelius.


The service of father and son - Abram and Cornelius Osterhout


Cornelius Osterhout's mother, Rachel, received a pension of $12 per month


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