Columbia County,

New York

  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.


     Jonas was born 23 January 1837 in Claverack, N.Y., one of 12 children.  He enlisted in the Civil War, at age 25 as a private, on 26 October 1862 at Copake, N.Y.  He was assigned to Co. C, 159th Infantry Regiment N.Y. volunteers mustering out on 1 November 1862.  He was wounded in action 14 June 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana.  He was promoted to Sergeant and wounded in action again 19 September 1864 at Opequan, Virginia.  He was transferred to Co. D, 24th Regiment Veterans Reserve Corps on 3 May 1865 and mustered out of service 4 October 1865 at Washington, D. C.

     Jonas married Anna M. Warfield in the late 1850s.  They resided in Claverack where he was a farmer until sometime after 1880 when they moved to Catskill, Greene County, New York.  They raised ten children including Augusta, Elizabeth, Charles A., Walter, Frank, Grace, Lester, Alice, Ella and Bertha.  Grace continued the military tradition by enlisting in WWI as a Navy nurse, mustering out at Catskill 25 October 1918. 

    Jonas apparently finished his working career as a mill foreman in Catskill.  In the 1910 census he and Anna are now married 51 years and have six children still living.  He died of cancer on 21 June 1913 and is buried in Lot 290 NW in Jefferson Cemetery, Catskill.  Jonas was the brother of William L. and nephew of Jeremiah, all of whom volunteered to fight in the Civil War.    


Submitted by: Scott K. Gray, III


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