Maj Giles George Horton
Giles George Horton name: Horton, Giles George
aka:   
Rank: Maj 
Branch: Union 
Regiment: 16th Regiment, New York Calvary
Cemetery: Oakhill G.A.R. Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin 
Sec-plot: 99-15-2 
Service: 3/18/1862 - 8/17/1864
Birth: abt 1848 New York
Death: 12/25/1890
Notes: wife Mattie files a vil war pension. Husband was also in Co E 15th Conn. Inf. as a private. The record also shows Major for the 16th Ny Calvary. He must have been a career soldier that worked his way up the ranks. Rosters for NY confirm he was a Major.
Certs 779151 and 334664 Wisconsin

Giles lists himself as a priviate on the 1890 veterans schedule.
 
 
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  16th Regiment, New York Calvary1

Organized at Plattsburg, N. Y., and mustered in by Companies as follows "A," "B," "C," "D" June 19, 1863. "F" August 1, 1863. "G" and "H" August 13, 1863. "I" September 2, 1863. "K" September 22, 1863. "L" October 18, 1863, and "M" September 5, 1863. Companies "A," "B," "C," "D" left State for Washington, D. C., June 19, 1863. Companies "E," "F," "G," "H" August 19, 1863, and "I," "K," "L" September, and "M" October 23, 1863. Attached to Cavalry Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to October, 1863. DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Defences of Washington, south of the Potomac, to December, 1863. 4th Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to March, 1864. Cavalry Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, to November, 1864. 1st Separate Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.-Patrol duty in rear of Army of the Potomac during Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June and July, 1863. Duty in and covering the Defences of Washington, D. C., and operating against guerrillas till June, 1865. Lewinsville, Va., October 1, 1863 (Co. "B"). Bristoe Station October 14. Near Blue Ridge Mountains November 18. Near Circlesville February 21, 1864. Dranesville February 22. Scout from Vienna to Farmwell February 25-26. Leesburg April 10. Hunter's Point April 23. Expedition from Vienna toward Upperville April 28-May 1. Near Middleburg April 29. Blue Ridge Mountains April 30. Carter's Farm May 1. Middleburg May 29. Fall's Church June 23 (Detachment). Centreville June 24. Annandale June 26. Aldie July 6. Scout to Rapidan Station July 26 (Detachment). Burke's Station July 29. Fairfax Station August 4. Near Fairfax Station August 7. Fairfax Station and near Fall's Church August 8. Annandale August 14. Fort Buffalo August 22. Annandale August 24. Fall's Church September 13. Fairfax Station and Culpeper September 17. Culpeper September 19. Wolf Run Shoal September 20. Cuipeper September 22. Near Lewinsville October 1. Salem and White Plains October 5-7. Fall's Church October 18. Piedmont October 10. Flint Hill November 27. Vienna December 3. Operations about Salem, Warrenton, Bealeton Station, Centreville and Sulphur Springs March 3-8. Warrenton March 5, 1865. Near Flint Hill March 7. Vienna March 8. Scout in Loudoun County March 12-14. Scout from Vienna into Loudoun County April 8-10. Garrett's Farm, near Port Royal, April 26 (Detachment). Capture of J. Wilkes Booth and Daniel E. Harold. Consolidated with 13th New York Cavalry June 23, 1865, to form 3rd Regiment Provisional Cavalry.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 20 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 120 Enlisted men by disease. Total 141.

Predecessor unit:

NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS

20th REGIMENT VETERAN INFANTRY.

Organization not completed. Men enlisted transferred to 16th Regiment New York Cavalry October 14, 1863.

1 Source: National Park Service, Soldiers and Sailors System; "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer,Cosmas; An Army for Empire : The United States Army in the Spanish American War by A. Graham, (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Co., 1993).

 
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