CIVIL WAR VETERANS
These pages are dedicated to
the men from Columbia County, New York who served in The Civil War. It
is their stories, letters, and histories which will be presented here.
If you have
any letters, biographies, pictures you would like to add, please email me,
Susan Stalker Mulvey.
JOHN JEREMIAH POUCHER
Jeremiah POUCHER was Born October 22, 1823 to parents Jacob A. Poucher
and Eva Finger, and baptized Dec 21, 1823 at Churchtown Lutheran
Church. He was enlisted in Company E, 159th Reg't, N.Y. Infantry on
Sept. 17, 1862 at Ghent, NY. He was described as being 38 years old; 5'
7" in Height; fair Complexion; Blue Eyes; and Light Hair. John Poucher
married on Dec. 29, 1858 to Angeline M. Mead, both of Ghent, at the
Parsonage of the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghent. He was
mustered out of the Army Oct. 12, 1865 at Augusta , GA.. After his
return to Civilian Life John filed for a Disability Pension claiming
various ailments contracted while in Service. It appears this pension
request was denied. John J. Poucher died Aug 4, 1888 and is buried in
Austerlitz, N.Y. Cemetery. (Note: John J. Poucher was a brother to
Kenneth P. Pouchers Great Great Grandfather, James Monroe Poucher.)
Kenneth P. Poucher