CIVIL WAR PARTICIPANTS BORN IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Over a period of the past twenty-five years a number of very dedicated Civil War researchers have been involved with the search for Civil War buried around Australia and New Zealand. Led by Ed Milligan, of Alexandria, Virginia, who has been an incredible help with his research knowledge at the National Archives, along with the talents of researchers Roy Parker, Len Traynor, Terry Foenander, Len Traynor, Bob Simpson and I have located over 100 veterans in the following cemeteries.

As said before, special thanks are due to the talents of the late Ed Milligan, the members of the ACWRTA and numerous friends, colleagues, associates and those in the many libraries, councils, genealogical societies and such, we are pleased to list the following. Note that most of these have been verified but we still have questions on some - any information will be gratefully received to the address at the bottom of this list.

Australia

Thomas Adey, seaman, U.S. Navy, enlisted and recorded from Illinois
William A. Ahern, Private, 1st Oregon Infantry (born Melbourne, died ?)
Benjamin Alderman, Landsman, USS "Augusta", USS "Juniata" (born Australia, died ?)
John Avery, Private, Co B, 140th Illinois Infantry (born Adelaide, South Australia, died ?, three are shown in 1870 census)
William H. Bedford, Ordinary Seaman, USS "Marblehead" (born in Australia, died ? - there is a William H. Bedford in the 1890 Veterans Census as residing in Livingston, Park County, Montana; no William H. in 1870 census)
James Berry, Private, Co G, 6th California Infantry (born Sydney, died ?; 8 in 1870 Census in Calfornia)
James Blain, Private, Co E & D, 95th Pennsylvania Infantry (born Sydney, died ?), shows in National Archives as Co D, 91st Pa Inf; appears in 1183 Pension Index as being in Alleghany County)
John Blaine, Sergeant, Co 30th Pennsylvania Infantry (born Sydney, died Philadelphia, USA)
William Blake, Private, Co I, 1st United States Regular Infantry (born Sydney, died ?)
Adam Bower, Private, Co D, 111th New York Infantry (born Australia, died Southside Railroad, Virginia, 31 March 1865.)
John Boyer, Private, 5th New York Cavalry (born Australia, died ?)
John Broderick, Ordinary Seaman, USS "Colorado" (born Sydney, died ?)
George Brooking, Ordinary Seaman, USS "Cincinnati", USS "Monongahela" (born Australia, died ?)
John Brunton, Ordinary Seaman, USS "Colorado" (born Australia, died ?)
Edward Buckley, Corporal, Co C, 8th California Infantry (born Sydney, died ?, only one in 1890 Census records, residening in Manistee, Manistee County, Michigan, no Edward Buckley in Michigan index; 3 are in the California 1870 census)
Thomas Cady, Seaman, USS "Pittsburgh" (born Adelaide, Australia, died ?; four in 1870 census)
George Clegg, Ordinary Seaman, USS "Conemaugh" (born Australia, died ? , only one in 1890 Census records, residing in Alcorn County, Mississippi)
James Corbett, Private, Co A,1 2th Maine Infantry (born Tasmania, died ?, admitted to the Central Soldiers Home in 1867; discharged 1875)
William T. Cosgrove, Coal Heaver, USS "Marrangansett" (born Australia, died ? ; could be the same one in the 1883 Pension index as being in New Haven, Connecticut, as does not appear in Connecticut naval roster index)
George E. Curtis, Private, Co H, 64th New York Infantry (born Australia, died ?, only one in 1890 Census records, residing in East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island)
William S. Curtis, Corporal, Co B, 57th New York volunteers (born Australia, died ?; appears in 1883 Pension index as Clark County, Wisconsin)
James Dent, Private, Co A, 1st Missouri Light Artillery (born Australia, died ?)
John Dineen, Corporal, Co I, 8th California Infantry (born Sydney, died ?, only one in 1890 Veterans Census, residing in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; no Dineen in Michigan index; appears in 1883 pension Index as Platte County, Nebraska; not listed in 1870 census)
James Dwyer, Private, Co H, 11th U.S. Regular Infantry (born Australia, died ? ; two are in the 1890 Veterans Census - Michigan and South Dakota; two in the 1883 Pension Index in New York)
James T. Dwyer, Coxswain, USS "Otsego" (born Sydney, Australia, died ? )
Michael Dwyer, Private, Co I, 57th Massachusetts Infantry (born Sydney, died USA)
James Egleston, Private, Co M, 14th Illinois Cavalry (born Sydney,?; no James Egleston in 1870 census)
James Edwards, Private, Co I, 96th Illinois Infantry (born Australia, died Galena, Illinois, 1890)
Morris Farrar, Private, Co A, 53rd Massachusetts Infantry and Co L, 4th Massachusetts Cavalry (born Sydney, died Philadelphia, Pa.)
Patrick Farrell, Private, 3rd U.S. Regular Artillery (born Sydney, died ?; six are in the 1890 Veterans Census)
Richard Flanagan, Private, Co A, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry (born Sydney, died ?)
Edwin Gale, Private, Battery M, 9th New York Heavy Artillery (born Australia, died ? ; one in 1890 Veterans Census, residing in Clarke County, South Dakota)
Nelson George, United States Navy (born Australia, died ?)
John Gewars, Private, Co D, 14th Ohio Infantry (born Australia, shows in Nat Archives as Gemans, died ?)
Robert Graham, Private, Co E, 6th California Infantry (born Australia, died ?; six are in the 1890 Veterans census; five in 1870 census from California)
Alexander R. Griffin, Private, Co K, 13th Michigan Infantry (born Australia, died ?)
Thomas Hancock, Private, 1st Oregon Infantry (born Australia, died ?, buried Elkton City Cemetery, Elkton, Douglas County, Or. [thanks to Harold J. Slavik, Jr.]; listed in 1890 Veterans Census as residing in Elkton Precint, Douglas County, Oregon)
Charles J. Handley, Private, 1st Oregon Infantry (born Tasmania, died USA)
Henry Hannon (or Hennan), Company B, 7th New Hampshire (born Australia, died ? )
George Harding, Private, 1st Oregon Infantry (born Sydney, died 1926 and buried Mountain View Cemetery, Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon (thanks to Harold Slavik), could be George A. Harding listed in 1890 Veterans Census as residing in Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon)
Henry Harding, Private, 1st Oregon Infantry (born Sydney, died 1922, buried alongside George Harding, Mountain View Cemetery, Clackamas County, Oregon (also thanks to Harold Slavik) could be Henry J. Harding listed in 1890 Veterans Census as residing in Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon)
William Harrison, Ordinary Seaman, USS "Vandalia" & "Colorado" (born Sydney, died ?)
Michael Hassen, Cabin Boy, USS "Narrangasett" (born Australia, died ? )
George H. Hathaway, Private, Co E, 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, (born ?, died Boston, Mass)
George Hewitt, US General Service (born Sydney, died ?)
Thomas Hines, Private, Co D, 8th Pennsylvania Infantry and Co L, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry (born Australia, died ?)
Frederick Horsville, Private, 1st Washington Territory Infantry (born Australia, died ?; no Horsville in 1870 census)
William Horton, Private, Co I, 6th California Infantry (born Windsor, Australia, died ?; there is a William Horton in the 1890 Veterans Census as residing in Cornwallis, Benton County, Oregon)
John Jackson, Ordinary Seaman, USS "Ohio", (Born in Australia, black - either negro or aboriginal)
Edwin James, US General Service (born Adelaide, died ?)
William Jane (?), Private, 2nd California Infantry (born Adelaide, died ? - name not confirmed, William C. Jane is in California 1870 census)
John Johnston, Private, Co K, 64th New York Infantry (born Australia, died ?)
William Kenyon, CSS "Shenandoah", (born Sorrento 1849, died Melbourne)
Stephen King, Private, 5th U.S. Artillery (born Hobart, died ?)
James Knapp, Private, 1st Washington Territory Infantry (born Australia, died ?)
Robert G. Lamb, Private, Co F, 8th California Infantry (born Melbourne, died ?, not in 1870 census, not located in Victorian birh records)
Henry Lewis, Captain of Forecastle, USS "Miantonomah", USS "Pursuit" (born Australia, died ? )
John S. Lynch, Seaman, USS "Circassian" (born Australia, died ?)
George S. Mair, Private, Co A, 154th Illinois Infantry (born Australia, died ?, George Mair, no initial is in 1870 Illinois census)
Allen McInnis, Seaman, US Navy, USS "Vermont", USS "Minnesota" (born Australia, died ?)
George S. Middleton, Seaman, USS "Ouachita" (born Australia, died ? )
Thomas Mooney, Private, Co G, 4th New Hampshire Infantry (born Australia, died ? )
Joseph Morey, Seaman, USS "Macedonian" (born Australia, died ?)
Edward Morgan, Private, Co F, 81st Pennsylvania Infantry (also shows as Edward Magain in National Archives) (born Australia, died ?)
Edward Morton, Private, 10th New York Infantry (born Melbourne, died ?)
Henry B. Mundy, Corporal, Co A, 3rd California Infantry (born Hobart town, died ?, not in 1870 Census)
Daniel Myers, Seaman USS "Bermuda" (born Australia, died ?)
James Oakland, Private, 3rd New York Infantry & Co E, 112th New York Infantry (born Australia, died ?)
Michael OíNeil (Co E, 59th NY Infantry, born Australia, died ?)
Charles Paine, Landsman, USS "Vandalia" & USS "Colorado" (born Sydney, died ?)
Joseph Powell, Private, Co I, 4th Ohio Cavalry (born Melbourne, died ?)
John Poynton, Ordinary Seaman, USS "Ohio" and "Colorado" (born Australia, died ?)
John T. Pratt, Seaman, USS "Muscoota" (born Sydney, Australia, died ? , could be the same John T. Pratt listed in 1890 veterans Census as residing in Vassalbrough, Kennebec County, Maine)
William R. Rea, Private, Co G, 9th Ohio Cavalry (born Hooperstown, Australia, died ?)
William Rivers, Seaman, USS "Commodore McDonough" (born Australia, died ?)
Manfred Rose, Drummer, Union army (born Hobart; died Sydney - now known to be too young)
Jackson Rover (or John Rover), Private, Company K, 11th Ohio Cavalry (born Australia, died ?)
John Russell, Private, Co B, 7th California Infantry - or 6th Cal Inf - (born Darlington, Australia, died ?)
George Robert Scott, 3rd California Infantry, (born & died Kempsey, NSW; one in San Francisco, 1870 census)
Thomas Sedley, Company F, 11th New Hampshire (born Australia, died ? )
William H. Shaw, 2nd Colorado Cavalry & Co A, 2nd Colorado Infantry (born Melbourne, died ?; not in Colorado 1870 census)
Henry C. Short, USS "Comanche" (born Sydney, died ?)
William Smith, Private, Co C, 8th California Infantry (born Melbourne, died ?)
William F. Smith, Private, Co D, 7th California Infantry (or 6th Cal Inf) (born Sydney, died ?)
John A. Spencer, Private, Co F, 56th New York Infantry (born Melbourne, not in birth records; died ?, two are in the 1890 Veterans Census, in Michigan and Wisconsin)
John Stainton, Private, 6th Independent Battery of New York Artillery (born Sydney, died ?)
Henry Staveley, Seaman, USS "Ascutney" (born Van Diemanís Land, died ?)
George Tagg, USS "Vandalia", USS "Shawmut", USS "Osceola", USS "Chicopee" (born Australia, died ? )
Robert W. Taylor, Private, Co D, 152nd Illinois Infantry (born Australia, died ?, one listed in 1890 Veterans Census residing in Alabama)
John Thompson, Private, unassigned, 11th New Hampshire Infantry (born Australia, died ?)
Charles Tothill, United States Marine Corps (born Adelaide, died ?)
Charles F. Tripp, USS "Alabama"
James H. Valentine, Private, Co I, 7th New Hampshire Infantry (born Australia, died ? ; two are listed in the 1890 Veterans Census as in North Carolina and Washington County, Rhode Island)
John Vaughan, Private, Co D, 5th New York Cavalry (born Sydney, died ?)
William E. Walrond, 14th United States Regular Infantry (born Australia, died ?)
James Watson, Seaman USS "Monitor" and USS "Vermont" (born Australia, died ?)
Lewis Webb, Seaman USS "Ironsides: (born Australia, wsa an inmate of the Soldier's Home)
James Williams, Private, Company A, 7th New Hampshire (born Australia, died ?)
John Williams, Seaman, USS "Commodore Morris" (born Australia, died ?)
John Williams, Private, Co G, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry (born Australia, died ?)
William H. Wilson, Co C, 61st New York Inf Rgt (born Australia, died ?)
Charles Woston, Private, Company C, 27th Massachusetts Infantry (residence Australia ?, died ?)
-, 21st Iowa Infantry (born ?, Australia);
-, 1st New York Cavalry (born ?, Australia)
Harvey ----, USS Aratney (born Van Diemanís Land, not confirmed)
Robert Farmer, ex ?, born Northam, Western Australia, resided postwar in Brunswick, Georgia - six Robert Farmers in Confederate Index, none in Georgia; not in 1870 census in Georgia

New Zealand

Joshua M. Addeman, Captain, Company L, 14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (born Bay of Islands)
Arthur J. Bettridge, Seaman, USS "Vandalia" (born Auckland, died Massachusetts)
Thomas Brown, Seaman, USS "Augusta" (born New Zealand, died ?)
Richard Croft, Ordinary Seaman, US Navy (born New Zealand, died ?)
Thomas Dowd, Seaman, USS "Augusta" (born New Zealand, died ?)
Alonzo Day, unattached, 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment (residence New Zealand, deserted en route to regiment)
James A. Fossett, U.S. Regulars, served 3 weeks in April 1859, in San Francisco (born Auckland)
Edward Hanson, US Navy, USS "Colorado", USS "Vandalia" (born New Zealand, died ?)
Michael Handy, Ordinary Seaman, USS "Penobscot" Born New Zealand, died ? )
John Jackman, US Navy, USS Ohio (born New Zealand, maori, died ? - could be the same John Jackson, Australian)
Thomas Lewis, unattached, 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment (residence New Zealand, deserted en route to regiment)
John Monis, USN, vessel not known, might be Morris?, Ed Milligan to confirm
Jno. Morris, USS "Lackawanna" (born New Zealand, died ? )
William Murray, 10th Connecticut Infantry (born New Zealand, died ?)
William Parange, Landsman, USS "Lancaster" (Born Bay of Isles, died ?)
David Roberts, Seaman, US Navy, USS "Vandalia" & "Colorado"
Robert Spicer, Landsman, USS "Sabine" (born in New Zealand, died ?)
John Williams, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, also US Navy, USS "State of Georgia", USS "Dictator" (born New Zealand, died ?),
John Williamson, USS "Minnesota" (born New Zealand, died ?, maybe John Williams above).
Charles White, US Navy, appears in a Report of the Disabled Solder's Home

Any further information you have on these people would be appreciated and any enquiries can be directed to the author
Barry Crompton
PO Box 4017
Patterson
Victoria, 3204
Australia
or by email "BCrompton@bigpond.com"

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Updated in March 2007 and revised January 2010
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