Cherry Valley, Otsego, NY
War of the Rebellion, Part II
By Holice and Debbie

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Cherry Valley in the War of the Rebellion, Part II

In 1870 the citizens of Cherry Valley erected in the little public square in the village a marble monument in commemoration of her patriot dead. It is about twenty-five feet in height, surmounted by an eagle, and bears the following inscriptions:

"Erected by the citizens of Cherry Valley in memory of their patriot dead, 1868."
"Second Bull Run, Petersburg, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Fredericksburg, Winchester, Antietam, Cold Harbor.

"These are the names of the men of Cherry Valley who died that their country might live:"

6th New York Cavalry
Sergeant Philo D. Chaddenden Jacob Hardendorf
John Beaumont Sergt. James H. Moore
Samuel Bates.  
121st N. Y. Infantry
Sergt. John Daniels James Sherman
Jabex D. Wilson Sergt. Edward Wales
Geo. N. L. Drake Joseph B. Howe
John W. Ballard  
United States Navy
Geo. P. Engell, Col. Brev. Gen. Cleveland J. Campbell
1st Regiment U. S. S. S
Capt. Chas. D. McLean Dwight Reed
Henry T. Ferguson Sergt. Wm. O. McLean
U. S. N
Chas. Gould Charles P. N. Nuhall
104th N. Y. I
John Barker  
2nd N. Y. H. A
John H. Bush  
1st. N. Y. C
John F. Bottsford  
6th N. Y. H. A.--
Salmon Drake  
I.152nd N. Y.
Geo. Nelson, Cornelius Hardendorf, Geo. Van de Bogart
44th N. Y. I
Corp. James H. Drake John Wallace
76th. N. Y. I.
Capt. Robert Story 1st Lieut. Barnard Phenis
Wm. Starns Bradford J. D. Fox.
8th. N. Y. C
W. C. Crafts, 1st. lieut.  

*The History of Otsego, NY, Duane Hamilton Hurd, 1878

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Transcribed by Holice B. Young

Copyright Debbie Axtman and Holice B. Young

December 23, 1999

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