Albert Slocum

BirthApril 1, 1846
DeathNov. 30, 1922
CemeteryIoof (Tilden)
PostBrewer (Gordon)
Unit160th New York Infantry, Company F

Private Albert Slocum

Company F, 160th New York Infantry

Slocum was born on April 1, 1846. The 16 year old Slocum enlisted in the regiment on September 22, 1862 at Locke, New York. He was mustered on November 21, 1862 and served nearly 3 years. He was mustered out on November 1, 1865 at Savannah, Georgia.

Slocum was captured by Confederate forces on July 15, 1863 at an undisclosed location. He was held for a short period of time and released several days later.

The regiment was assigned to the Shenandoah Valley Campaign (VA) in the fall of 1864. It was involved in several major battles during that campaign. Two of them include:

Battle of Winchester (VA) (September 19, 1864). Regimental losses were 14 killed, 30 were wounded, and 6 were captured.

Battle of Cedar Creek (VA) (October 19, 1864). Regimental losses were 6 killed, 30 were wounded, and 22 were captured and reported missing.

Slocum died on November 30, 1922 at the age of 76 years. He is buried in the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) in Tilden (Madison County), Nebraska. He was a charter member and the last member of the Brewer Post (#323) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Gordon, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Harvey Post (#182) of the GAR in Tilden.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.