Jefferson County

Warren Henry Maltby

Civil War Veteran

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Warren H Maltby Civil War Diary

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The information about Warren Maltby was submitted to the Jefferson County GENWEB page by John Lehman, the great grandson of Chauncey Maltby. This included the following introduction, overview, photos and transcriptions of the diary and leave request. The portrait photo was supplied by jjmoseymail on Ancestry. He received the photo through his father who was a grand son of Warren's younger brother Charles Eli Maltby.

Pvt Warren Maltby (b. July 25, 1843 d. February 14, 1864)

Warren Maltby was born in Rutland, Jefferson County, New York, the son of Chauncey Thomas Maltby and Sally Anne (Cramer) Maltby, brother of Mary Lucinda (Maltby) Lewis and Charles Eli Maltby. He is buried at Tylerville Cemetery, Tylerville, Jefferson, New York.

During the US Civil War, Warren served in A company, 10th Artillery (Heavy), NY Volunteers, reaching Ft. Baker, Washington, DC, on September 30, 1863 (referencing journal). Ft Baker was one of many fortifications that made a defensive perimeter around the Capitol. It held 22 guns (artillery) with three vacant platforms located between Ft. Myers and Ft Stanton, one mile east of Uniontown at Ft. Baker Drive & 30th street in Washington, DC. No remains or markers exist from the original fortification.

He noted in his journal that he reported o the hospital on Christmas Day, December 25, 1863, with the case of the mumps. He died according to his burial plot February 14, 1854, and no mention of him returning o duty with his last entry about being paid and sending money home in January 1864.

The letter that he kept was a 48-hour leave request on November 23, 1863, with his father it was denied by the Union Army 22nd Corps, Maj Gen Augur. Interesting, the Gettysburg Address speech by Abraham Lincoln, happened on November 18th just 4 days prior, at the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery. I am sure the significance would not have been lost on either Warren of his father, as a sense of patriotism swept the country. During the same time in the Civil War, the main assault by Union troops against Chattanooga, TN began on November 25th and he Army of the Potomac threatened an attack on Richmond while meeting the confederates, Army of Northern Virginia, on November 27th. I am not sure if any of these events resulted in being denied furlough, but since he kept the denied request, it was probably out of some form of grief or anger, with no mentioning about it in his journal.

10th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery

OVERVIEW: Organized by consolidation of 4th, 5th and 7th Battalions of Black River Artillery December 31, 1862. Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, M were originally organized at Sackett's Harbor, N.Y., and mustered in September 11, 1862. Companies H and I organized at same place and mustered in September 12, 1862. Company K organized at Staten Island, N.Y., November 12, 1862. Company L at Fort Schuyler, N.Y., December 27, 1862. Companies A. C, F, G, H, I, K, and L left State for Washington, D.C., September 18, 1862. Companies B, D, E, and M on duty at Fort Richmond and Sandy Hook, New York Harbor, September, 1862 to June, 1863; then joined Regiment at Washington, D.C. Regiment attached to 3rd Brigade, Haskins' Division, Defenses of Washington D.C., to February, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Haskins' Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to March, 1864, 3rd Brigade, DeBussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2ndDivision, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, June 5-24, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, DeBussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Kitching's Provisional Division, Middle Military Division, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Provisional Division, Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Va., Dept of Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Ferrero's Division, Army of the James, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Ferraro's Division, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1865. District of the Nottaway, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1865.

SERVICE: Garrison duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., till May, 1864. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field May 27. Cold Harbor, Va., June 5-12. Before Petersburg June 15-9. Siege of Petersburg June 16 to August 15. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Bermuda Hundreds, Va., and duty in the Defenses at that point till March, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Duty in the Dept. of Virginia till June. Mustered out at Petersburg, Va., June 23, 1865. Recruits transferred to 6th New York Heavy Artillery.

Regiment lost during service 47 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 218 Enlisted men by disease. Total 267.


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Warrens mother, Sally A Maltby, applied for a pension 7 April 1890, Application 418947, Certificate 288020.

Several generations of Warren's family are buried in South Rutland cemetery, Tylerville, NY. Warren is, at least, named on his parents stone.

Warren Henry Maltby, 25 Jul 1843-14 Feb 1864, Civil War, son of Chauncey Maltby, 2 Apr 1820-10 Feb 1865, and Sarah Cramer, 1822-1902, daughter of Henry Cramer, 1799-1880, and Lydia Biddleman, 1803-1896

Chauncey, son of Milo Maltby, 18 Apr 1792-14 Sep 1873, 1812 Vet, and Mercy Judd, 1788-1874

Milo the son of Joseph Maltby, 1768 Salisbury, Litchfield, CT-11 Jul 1845, listed on NNY Genealogy as a Revolutionary War veteran, and Hannah Surdan, 1770-1845.

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