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Portrait of Captain William H. Terwilliger, officer of the Federal Army, and officers, Company A, 63d New York Infantry, vicinity of Washington, D.C.


Organized at New York City August 7 to November 4, 1861.
Left State for Washington, D.C., November 28, 1861.

Attached to Meagher's Brigade, Sumner's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862.
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864.
Consolidated Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to November, 1864.
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., November 30, 1861, to March 10, 1862.
Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15.
Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 16-May 4.
Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1.
Fair Oaks June 24.
Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1.
Battles of Gaines' Mill June 27.
About Fair Oaks June 28-29.
Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29.
White Oak Swamp Bridge and Glendale June 30.
Malvern Hill July 1.
At Harrison's Landing till August 16.
Moved to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria and Centreville August 16-30.
Cover retreat of Pope's Army to Washington, D.C., August 31-September 2.
Maryland Campaign September 6-22.
Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Duty at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 22-October 29.
Reconnoissance to Charlestown October 16-17.
Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 17.
Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth till April 27, 1863.
"Mud March" January 20-24.
Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.
Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24.
Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-4.
Duty on line of the Rappahannock till October. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17.
Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
Auburn and Bristoe October 14.
Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
Duty at and near Stevensburg, Va., till May, 1864.
Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7.
Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15.
Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7.
Spottsylvania May 8-12.
Po River May 10.
Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21.
Assault on the Salient or "Bloody Angle" May 12.
North Anna River May 23-26.
On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
Totopotomoy May 28-31.
Cold Harbor June 1-12.
Before Petersburg June 16-18.
Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864.
Demonstration north of the James July 27-29.
Deep Bottom July 27-28.
Demonstration north of the James August 13-20.
Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
Ream's Station August 25.
Reconnoissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10.
Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
Watkins' House March 25.
Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
Hatcher's Run or Boydton Road March 29-31.
White Oak Road March 31.
Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg April 2.
Sailor's Creek April 6.
High Bridge. Farmville, April 7.
Appomattox Court House April 9.
Surrender of Lee and his army.
Moved to Washington, D.C., May 2-12.
Grand Review May 23.
Mustered out June 30, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 15 Officers and 141 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 92 Enlisted men by disease.
Total 249.


William Henry Terwilliger Born - 27 Dec 1836 or 5
Place - Wurtsboro, NY
Died - 6 Feb 1915 (age 79-2-10)
Place - 730 East 168th St, Bronx, NY
Buried - Woodlawn Cemetery
Father - Charles Terwilliger
Mother - Kasire Shaw

MARRIED Date Unknown
Mary F Hubbard Born - ca 1840 (age 75 in 1915)
Died - 21 Oct 1919
Place - 1492 University Ave, Bronx, NY
Buried - Woodlawn Cemetery, New York, NY

Remarks; Lived in the Bronx for 20 years
Death Certificate lists Williams occupation as "Colonel" retired.
Cause of Death - Pulmonary Congestion
Enlisted 3 Oct 1862 as a Captain in Co. A 168 Regiment, New York Volunteers 1st Sergeant and 1st Lieut. Co. E 63rd Regiment and Captain, Co. A, 63rd Reg. NY Infantry
Honorably Discharged 30 June 1865 @ Alexandria VA
Also served 6 May 1862 to 6 Sept 1962 in Co A, 19 NY Militia as 1st Lieutenant.
Discription at enlistment;
Height - 5 feet 11 1/2 inches
Complexion - Fair
Eyes - Blue
Hair - Brown
Occupation - Miller
Residence - Always New York
Montgomery, NY 1865-1869
Middletown, NY 1869
Port Jervis, NY 1869-1895
New York, NY 1895 - Death
William H Terwilliger wa able to sign his name. Mrs Viola H Brown was listed as a granddaughter. Wife of William D Brown William H Terwilliger was wounded near Reams Station in Virginia on or about the 25 of August 1864 while on charge in his right leg below the knee pan by a flying missile fired by the enemy.
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