Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Photos from the Past
Stephen Folger was born in 1839 at Pendleton, New York. On April 25, 1861, at the age of twenty, he enlisted in Company C of the 28th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Lockport, New York. He mustered out with the Company, as a Private, on June 2, 1863 at Albany, New York.
On March 31, 1864, he enlisted in the 10th Regiment Maryland Infantry with the rank of Private. Shortly thereafter, on April 11th, he was transferred to the 7th Regiment Maryland Infantry. On April 9, 1865, he was with the 7th at Appomattox Court House, in Virginia, for the surrender of General Lee and his army. He mustered out with the 7th Maryland Infantry on May 31, 1865.
After mustering out, at the end of the war, Stephen returned to Lockport, New York where he operated a meat market for a short time. He ventured west to Indian Territory in 1866, married Mary Coody about 1875, and was ordained as a Methodist minister on October 20, 1886. He died in February 1891 at Indianola, Indian Territory.
Photograph and information submitted by Stephen Folger's great-grandson, Guy D. Folger, Captain David L. Payne Camp #2, Oklahoma Department, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.