Re: Parents of William C. Silliman
Interesting...could there be 2 William C. Sillimans?
I am tracing William C. Silliman who in 1861 at the age of 24 (that makes his birth year as 1837) enlisted in the 7th Reg of NYS Cavalry at Troy,NY....He was mustered in as a 1st Lt. of company D.
Mustered in the 124th NY Infantry as Capt and Adjutant on July 16, 1862.
On February 1, 1864 he was promoted to Colonel and assumed command of the US Colored Troops 25th Regiment.
Colonel William C. Silliman died on December 17, 1864 (at the age of 27) or wounds her received in action at Georgia Farm, SC..
Some time in the 1880's the William Silliman G.A.R Post # 172 was formed in Nyack, NY...
So where did "MY" William Silliman come from?
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