Losses of the 12th NY Cavalry at the Battle of Plymouth, NC the 17th - 20th of April, 1864

Wounded at Plymouth, avoided capture and survived

RUSSELL, Robert T. H. — Second Lieutenant, Co. F. Enlisted at age 22 from Oswego, N.Y. Wounded in action at Plymouth, N.C. on April 17,1864 while on the first reconnoissance against the approaching Confederates. Very likely he was evacuated on the "Massasoit" when it left Plymouth on the evening of April 17 with the wounded and civilians.
See the memoirs of Isidore Isaacs for his version of how Lt. Russell evaded capture.

Killed at Plymouth or died of wounds received at Plymouth

ACCLAIR, Angus - Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 19 from Fort Covington, NY. Missing in action, April 20, 1864, at Plymouth, NC. Mortally wounded during engagement. Died, April 23, 1864, while a prisoner of war.

CRAREY, William Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 19 from New York, NY. Wounded and captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 30 May, 1864 at Plymouth, NC.

FANCHER, Amos Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 33 from Fulton, NY. Killed 20 April, 1864 at Plymouth, NC. (In his book, Alonzo Cooper says that Fancher was killed on April 17, 1864 and that he was the first casualty of the battle of Plymouth.)

SHERIDAN, Richard W. Private, Co. A. Enlisted January, 1864 at age 31 from New York, NY. Killed 20 April, 1864 at Plymouth, NC.


Captured at Plymouth and later escaped

COOPER, Alonzo 1st Lieutenant, Co. D , F & I. Born 1830. Enlisted 27 August, 1862 at Oswego, NY at age 32. Mustered in 31 March, 1863 as Private, Co. B. Promoted 7 April, 1863 to 1st Lt., Co. I. Mustered out 23 June, 1863. Enlisted again at Albany, NY. Mustered in 2 September, 1863 as 2nd Lt., Co. I. Lt. Cooper's wife was present with him at Plymouth, NC. When the fighting began at Plymouth on the 17th of April, 1864, she boarded the steamer Massasoit which took non-combatants to Roanoke Island, NC. Lt. Cooper was captured 20 April, 1864 at Plymouth. Escaped from prison in SC but was recaptured in Virginia. Exchanged March or April, 1865. Mustered out 19 July, 1865 at Raleigh, NC. Author of  In And Out Of Rebel Prisons. Died 1919.

HOCK, Robert B. Captain, Co. F. Enlisted 2 April, 1863 at New York City, age 25. Mustered in 2 April, 1863 as 1st Lt., Co. E. In command of Co. F from 18 November, 1863. Promoted to Captain 4 March, 1864. Captain Hock's wife was present with him at Plymouth, NC. When the fighting began at Plymouth on the 17th of April, 1864, she boarded the steamer Massasoit which took non-combatants to Roanoke Island, NC. Captain Hock was captured 20 April, 1864 at Plymouth. Escaped 13 October, 1864. Captured 8 March, 1865 at Wise's Fork, Kinston, NC. Escaped 12 March, 1865. Mustered out 19 July, 1865 at Raleigh, NC.

KELLY, Hubert Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 18 from New York, NY. Captured before Battle of Plymouth, NC. Escaped June, 1864. (The AGO report actually says, "escaped from prison, June, 1865." ???)

MORTON, Charles Sergeant, Co. F. Enlisted at age 22. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Escaped, date not stated.

NUGENT, Louis Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 21 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Borne as an escaped prisoner on 30 April, 1865.

PALEN, Sidney Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 18 from Fulton, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Escaped on 30 April, 1865. (Evidence strongly indicates that Palen was held longer at Andersonville than any other Union prisoner.)

SMITH, John Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 28 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Escaped.


Missing during or after the battle at Plymouth

AVERY, Eli Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 23 from Rouse Point, NY. Missing after the Battle of Plymouth. Located on the WI 1890 census at North West Branch National Home in Milwaukee, WI.

BESAW, Dusaw Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 45 from Fort Covington, NY. Missing.


Captured during the battle at Plymouth - fate unknown

MacARTHUR, Robert Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 19 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC.


Captured during the battle at Plymouth - later paroled or exchanged

ATWELL, William Sergeant, Co. F. Enlisted at age 22 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

BILLINGS, Charles Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 33 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

BILLINGS, John Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 18 from Dickinson, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

BRADLEY, Silas Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 18 from Dickinson, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

BRIGGS, Benjamin Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 18 from Stamford, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

BRISCOE, Charles Sergeant, Co. F. Enlisted at age 21 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

BURKHARD, William Corporal, Co. A. Enlisted at age 35 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

CLARK, Thomas Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 28 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

COLEMAN, John Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 20 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

COSGROVE, Francis 2nd Lieutenant, Co. G. Enlisted 8 December, 1862 at Plattsburg, NY at age 19. Mustered in 3 November, 1863 as Sergeant, Co. F. Captured 20 April, 1864 at Plymouth, NC. Exchanged. Promoted 18 May, 1865 to 2nd Lt., Co. G. Mustered out 19 July, 1865 at Raleigh, NC.

CRONIN, Peter Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 27 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

DELAMATER, B Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 27 from Copake, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

DIXON, James Private, Co. F. Enlisted from Plattsburg, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

DRUMMOND, Peter Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 22 from Charlton, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

DRURY, Daniel Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 20 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

ELMER, Herman Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 18 from Fulton, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

FRIEND, Herbert Corporal, Co. F. Enlisted at age 29 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

GOODWIN, Charles Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 25 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

GRAVES, William Quartermaster Sergeant, Co. A. Enlisted at age 26 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NY. Paroled.

HARMON, Henry Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 18 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

HARRIS, Francis Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 39 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

HAYES, Fred Quartermaster Sergeant, Co. F. Enlisted at age 30 from Ogdensburg, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

HOWLAND, George Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 19 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

JABBARD, George Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 18 from Plattsburg, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

JONES, James Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 43 from Buffalo, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

KELLY, John Corporal, Co. F. Enlisted at age 21 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

KENDALL, Henry Corporal, Co. A. Enlisted at age 18 from Fulton, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

KRANSER, Joseph Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 30 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

LEWIS, John Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 21 from Buffalo, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

LIPKIN, William Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 18 from Buffalo, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

LUDWIG, Frank Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 22 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

LUIX, Edward Corporal, Co. F. Enlisted at age 27 from Clifton Park, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

LYNCH, Lewis Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 23 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

MIX, Albert J. Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 21 from Buffalo, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

MULLIGAN, Daniel Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 22 from Rouses Point, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

MULVEY, Thomas Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 23 from Buffalo, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

PETERSON, Nicholas Sergeant, Co. A. Enlisted at age 22 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

ROOTH, Robert Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 27 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

SINGLETON, Thomas Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 35 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

STANTON, Martin Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 29 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

SWEET, Frank Sergeant, Co. A. Enlisted at age 28 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

TIPPITT, John W. Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 25 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

VAN BUSKIRK, James Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 20 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled & then deserted.

WALKER, Frederick Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 27 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

WALTON, Henry H. Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 21 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

WILCOX, Henry Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 21 from Fulton, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.

WILSON, Henry Sergeant, Co. A. Enlisted at age 21 from Buffalo, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Paroled.


Captured during the battle at Plymouth - later died in Confederate prisons

ACKLEY, James Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 22 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

BAILEY, John Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 18 from Fulton, NY. Captured at 20 April, 1864 at Plymouth, NC. Died 1 September, 1864 of chronic diarrhea at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 7493.

BARNES, Johnathan Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 44 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of dysentery 22 or 25 July, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 3748.

BECKSTEIN, Lewis Corporal, Co. F. Enlisted at age 25 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of dysentery 19 September, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 9216. Listed as Corporal J. Beckshire.

BERKETT, John Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 23 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

BLANCHARD, Elihu Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 38 from Fort Covington, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of dysentery 10 or 19 August, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 6129.

BRISTOL, Alexis Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 25 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

BURT, Charles Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 19 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

CARVEY, JR., James Corporal, Co. A. Enlisted at age 36 from Fulton, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

CASE, Henry Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 36 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

CHANCAN, Eugene Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 22 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 5 August, 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

CHASE, George Corporal, Co. A. Enlisted at age 26 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

CHASE, Royal Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 26 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 9 September, 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

COLE, George Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 28 from Buffalo, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 16 September, 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

CORNELIUS, John Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 29 from Plattsburg, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 29 August, 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

CORTNEY, William H. Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 26 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

DANNISON, John Corporal, Co. A. Enlisted at age 31 from Buffalo, NY. Died at Andersonville, GA.

DEMONLIN, Charles Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 22 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Held Captive at Andersonville, GA & Florence, SC. Died 20 November, 1864 at Florence.

DEVLIN, James Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 21 from Fort Covington, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 21 July, 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

DORCHESTER, Hoffman S. Veterinary Surgeon, Co. F. Enlisted 6 December, 1862 at age 39 from Hudson, NY. Mustered into Co. C on 17 February, 1863 as a Private. Promoted 21 May, 1863 to Veterinary Surgeon. Captured 20 April, 1864 at Plymouth, NC. Died 14 July, 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

FRENCH, George W. Sergeant. Transferred & commissioned as a Lieutenant & recruiting officer for the 2nd United States Colored Cavalry. Captured at the Battle of Plymouth, NC. At the time of capture, identified himself as a member of the 12th NY Cavalry and was sent to Andersonville, where he died on 3 July, 1864.

GRAHAM, William Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 22 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of Anasarca 10 or 28 August, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 7089.

GUNN, Calvin Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 24 from Hillsdale, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of chronic diarrhea 29 May, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 1459.

HACKETT, James Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 43 from Troy, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of Typhoid Fever 28 or 30 June, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 2623.

HADSON, William Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 22 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

HART, Joseph Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 18 from Plattsburg, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of Ictus Solis 15 August, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 5748.

HAUER, Frank Corporal, Co. A. Enlisted at age 28 from Fulton, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

KAHLBAUM, Adolph Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 21 from New York, NY. Captured. Died of Scorbutus 10 August, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Buried as E. Kahbaun in grave # 5198.

KENNEY, Michael Corporal, Co. F. Enlisted at age 26 from Austerlitz, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

KINGSLEY, James Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 25 from Malone, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

KIRBY, Charles Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 23 from Dickinson, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of Anasarca 30 July, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 4297.

KNAPP, Oscar Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 18 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

LACY, Patrick Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 32 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of Scorbutus 11 September, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 8447.

LINCOLN, Riley Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 22 from Tompkinsville, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 1 November, 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

LOFTIS, Frank Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 22 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 8 September, 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

LONG, John Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 23 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Held captive at Andersonville, GA & Florence, SC. Died 10 December, 1864 at Florence.

MARSDEN, Jerome B. Sergeant, Co. A. Enlisted at age 21 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

MARTIN, Anthony Corporal, Co. F. Enlisted at age 27 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 27 July, 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

MATTHEWS, Henry Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 27 from Buffalo, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

MAXAM, Smith E. Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 21 from Fulton, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of Chronic Diarrhea 7 August, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Buried as S. G. Maxum in grave # 4946.

McCABE, John Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 37 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 12 July, 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

McCABE, Patrick Corporal & Farrier, Co. F. Enlisted at age 36 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of Chronic Diarrhea 26 June, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 2571.

McDONNELL, Thomas Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 26 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Held captive at Andersonville, GA & Florence, SC. Died 28 November, 1864 at Florence.

McKENNA, Neil Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 41 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 12 February, 1865.

MIDLAN, Francis Corporal, Co. A. Enlisted at age 21 from Fulton, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

MILAN, Thomas J. Commissary Sergeant, Co. A. Enlisted at age 21 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 6 September, 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

MILLER, John Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 19 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of Scorbutus 22 September, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 9505.

MILLS, Samuel Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 24 from Buffalo, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of Anascara 3 July, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 2844.

MORGAN, Edwin Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 29 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 20 July, 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

MOTT, Henry Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 24. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 2 October, 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

PENTLAND, George Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 38 from Plattsburg, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 1 October, 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

PETERS, John Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 20 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 18 October, 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

QUINN, Michael Corporal, Co. A. Enlisted at age 28 from Buffalo, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

ROGERS, Thomas Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 44 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of Diarrhea 25 August, or 3 September, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 6824.

ROTE, Charles Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 31 from Claverack, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Held captive at Andersonville, GA & Charleston, SC. Died 10 December, 1864 at Charleston.

ROUGE, William Bugler, Co. F. Enlisted at age 38 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of Diarrhea 2 or 21 July, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 3722.

RYAN, Owen Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 33 from Syracuse, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of Diarrhea 30 August, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 7258.

SANGLING, John Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 21 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 23 June, 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

SAUNDERS, John Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 23 from Fulton, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of Scorbutus 27 September, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Buried as J. Sanders in grave # 9857.

SMITH, Charles Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 25 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

TAYLOR, Myron Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 20 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of Scorbutus 15 December, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Buried as W. Taylor in grave # 12290.

THOMPSON, Thomas Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 34 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of Chronic Diarrhea 28 June, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 2613.

TREBER, Albert Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 21 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died 30 August, 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

VAUGHN, Richard Corporal, Co. F. Enlisted at age 24 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died in November, 1864 at Florence Stockade, SC.

WARD, George Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 19 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

WARNER, Daniel Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 18 from Fulton, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

WELLINGTON, R. Gleason 1st Sergeant, Co. A. Enlisted at age 20 from Oswego, NY. Wounded in the head & captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of dysentery 6 September, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 7987.

WHITNEY, Rozell Private, Co. A. Enlisted at age 21 from Oswego, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died at Andersonville, GA.

WILCOX, George H. Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 26 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Died of Remittent Fever 14 June or 10 July, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Grave # 1938.

WOLF, Louis V. Private, Co. F. Enlisted at age 21 from New York, NY. Captured at Plymouth, NY. Died at Andersonville, GA.

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