of Union Veterans of The Civil
Department of New York
Admiral John L. Worden Camp 150
Pvt. Cornelius Osterhout
161st NYVI, Co. A
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...
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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