Men of the 144th NY


Buddies - 3 men of the 144th

Submitted By KayNishimura

On the back of the picture, in Kay's grandmother's handwriting
(Ambrose Niles would have been her mother's brother) it says:

"Buddies"
New York Volunteers
Ambrose J. Niles
Son of H B Niles
Home from Civil War 1865

Also on the back in much older writing it says at the top:
William Mills
Co D 144th
NYV

In the middle:
Ira W. Hall
Co D 144th
NYV

At the bottom:
Ambrose J. Niles
Co D 144th
NYV

Kay reports the following:

Now, I'm sure of all this handwriting except the name Mills. It couldbe that or Mill or Hill or ? I checked thelist and could find no "William Mills" in Company D.

When I compared Ambrose Niles's birthdate with the mustering in andout dates that Bob Taylor sent me,I realized he was only 16 when he went in and 17 when he mustered out.I knew they went young to war, but wow!

Webmaster note: the rifles held by these men are Springfields, whichstand exactly 56 inches tall (without bayonet). Therefore, the men wereprobably 66-68 inches tall, or five six or eight.


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