Tyler B. Stearns, Private, Co. A, 44th NYS Volunteer Infantry
and Captain, 19th US Colored Troops

 

CDV image of Tyler B. Stearns

 

     The following excerpt was taken from Phisterer, Volume V, page 4213 (in the records of officers for the 19th USCT).

STEARNS, TYLER B., age 21 years; enrolled August 19, 1861 to serve three years; mustered in as private, Company A, 44th N. Y. Infantry, August 30, 1861; wounded in action, July 1, 1862, at Malvern Hill, Va.; discharged for promotion to Lieutenant, 19th U. S. Colored Infantry, December 11, 1863; promoted Captain, November 26, 1865; mustered out with regiment, January 15, 1867.

     That Stearns signed the CDV as "Capt." indicates that it dates after November 26, 1865.

See http://home.earthlink.net/~cwashburn/44th_ny.html for a web page for the 44th Infantry.


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