Born in New York City, 1844, parents Horatio and Hannah Jane (O' Reilly ?) Ackerly. Occupation shoemaker, described as grey eyes, light complexion, height 5'9". Enlisted in Ossining for two years in Co F, 17 N Y Infantry on May 22 1861. On December 1 O 1863 he reenlisted in Co A, First Mounted Rifles. He was promoted to corporal on May 1 1865. He fought at Jacksonville,, Carrsville and Swift Creek, NC and was wounded in his left leg. He was honorably discharged at City Point, Va on November 29 1865. Ackerly was a member of G.A.R. Post 169 in 1880. He received an invalid's pension on August 7 1890. He died on April 25 1916 and has a family stone in St Stephen's cemetery, WPA location 8621. He is on page 1 O of the North Castle Clerk's roster.He is #70 in the New York State Adjutant General's Data Base for his service in17 Infantry and is #971 for his enlistment in First Mounted Rifles ( this regiment changed its name to 4 Provisional Cavalry on September 6 1865). National Archives, NARA, records show him on 551/roll 1 for both regiments.
Corporal Sylvester Ackerman
Born in North Castle, July 27 1845, parents John and Lydia Yerks Ackerman, shoemaker, single.At age18 he enlisted for three years in Greenburgh in Co B, 135 Infantry, which became Co B, 6 N Y Heavy Artillery on October 8 1862. He was promoted to corporal on November 16 1864, fought in battles at Manassas, Wilderness and Spotsylvania and was mustered out on June 28 1865 in Petersburg, Va. His cousin.Thomas, served in Co E of the 6 NY Heavy Artillery and lost his right arm in battle of Cold Harbor.
He lived in Kensico, was member in 1881 of G.A .. R, post 169, and died July 5 1892. He has a family stone and G.A.R. marker, and is 8613 on the WPA location. He is on page 6 of the North Castle Town Clerk's roster, #14 in Adjutant General's New York Data Base and is on 551/roll 1 in NARA, National Archives