Saturday, January 1, 2011

Peter E. Borst, First Lieutenant, 3rd New York Cavalry

Company D.

Cobleskill — Farmer; single; age 24; enlisted August, 1861; injured by dislocation of right shoulder, while on drill at Poolsville, Md.; wounded by gunshot through right elbow joint, during the "Wilson raid;" treated at Foster Hospital, Newberne; rejoined his company on detached service at Deep Gulley, N. C; received sabre cut on left shoulder at Little Washington, N. C; discharged as corporal, for re-enlistment, December 15, 1863; promoted to sergeant, to second lieutenant, to first lieutenant and to captain; mustered out as first lieutenant, July 12, 1865, at Suffolk, Va.; Albany, N. Y.; capitol orderly; married. Children, Lyra, Lansing, Guy, Kittie, Leland, Carlton.

SOURCE: George H. Warner, Compiler, Military Records Of Schoharie County Veterans Of Four Wars, p. 182-3

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