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.


     William was born circa 1845 in Claverack, Columbia County, New York, the seventh child of 12, son of Andrew Kellerhouse and Jerusha Winter Kellerhouse.  He enlisted in the Civil War 11 August 1862, at age 18, to serve 3 years.  He mustered out at Copake as a private in Co. K, 128th Regiment N. Y. volunteers on 28 August 1862.  He was wounded in action 27 May 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana.  He was later severely wounded in the abdomen 19 September 1864 at Winchester, Virginia.  Promoted to Corporal 8 May 1865, he mustered out with his company 12 July 1865 at Savannah, Georgia.

     He married Martha E. Bresee 21 October 1865 at the West Copake Reformed Church.  They raised five children: Catherine, Elizabeth, Frederick Andrew, Florence and William.  The family was last together in the 1880 census living in Ghent.  William applied for disability and later died 24 January 1889.  He was buried in Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson, New York in a section devoted to Civil War veterans.

    With the exception of Frederick, little is known of his other children.  Frederick became vice president of Cadby & Son Box Mfg. Co., originally located at 313 Warren Street in Hudson.  He later moved to Albany, New York and built a house at 294 New Scotland Avenue.  He was treasurer of the NYS Box Mfg. Co, Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge 49 and was active in James Ten Eyck F & A Masons and Royal Arcanum.  He and his wife Emma Shaw raised three daughters, Beatrice born in Hudson and Annette and Mabel born in Albany, N.Y. 

     William L, his brother Jonas and his uncle Jeremiah all service with valor in the Civil War.    


Submitted by: Scott K. Gray, III


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