43rd Regiment of New York Infantry

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Soldier's Notes

 

Frank Shubert was awarded the Medal of Honor for displaying, on April 2, 1865, "distinguished gallantry in action at Petersburg, Virginia when he captured two Confederate markers." He enlisted in August 1861 as a private in Company E of the 43rd Regiment New York State Volunteers, and was rapidly promoted to Sergeant, receving a Lieutenant's commission shortly after the action at Petersburg. He served through the duration of the war and participated in virtually every major action. He was seriously wounded in the arm at a previous engagement. Frank Shubert immigrated from Germany to Canajoharie, New York in 1857 and after some time farming became a partner in a shoemaking store. He returned to shoemaking after the war.

43rd New York Infantry Regiment monument dedication at Gettysburg about 1889. Frank Shubert is in the center of the photo (goatee but no mustache) with his wife, Cecelia Lettice Shubert, standing next to the monument looking on.

Lt. Shubert's Medal of Honor Certificate

Promotion to 2nd Lieutenant

Promotion to 1st Lieutenant

 

Private Ellis F. Moyer, Company E, immigrated to the United States from Wurttenburg (Germany) about 1854. He lived near Gloversville, New York and is buried there near the Civil War Memorial at the Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Henry H. Carpenter served as Surgeon for the 43rd New York Infantry after he was transferred from the 106th New York Infantry where he had served as Assistant Surgeon.

Captain WIlliam H. Gilfillan, Company A, was killed in action on July 3, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Private Francois Jacques, Company K, enlisted when he was in his early fifties. He served for almost two years, and got sick in the line of duty right after the battle of Gettysburg. A quote from his Claim of Officer or Soldier for Invalid Pension: "That while in said service in the line of duty at Gettysburg, in the State of Pennsylvania, on the 2nd day of July, 1863, and for three months thereafter, while [illegible] with his command, marching, camping on cold, wet ground without shelter, he contracted Chronic Rheumatism & disease of the heart. He remained with the Company until Sept. 21/63 . . ."

 

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