Corporal William Mather/Mathers
Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1838, parents William and Jane Craig Mather, 24, shoemaker,
married, enlisted on May 22 1861 for three years in Co F 17 NY Infantry, "The
Westchester Chaytfeurs", in Ossining. He was promoted to corporal on May 1 1863 and
mustered out on May 22 1863 . On June 3 he reenlisted in Co C 5 NY Heavy Artillery.
Mustered out on February 15 1864.
He fought at the Siege of Yorktown, Seven Days Battle, Antietam, Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville and Second Bull Run. He is described as having blue eyes, brown hair,
fair complexion and 5'4 3/4 ".
He lived in Armonk and was a member of G.A.R. Post 169. His name is often found as
Mathers in army records, even though his gravestone reads Mather.
He is on page 9 of the North Castle Town Clerk's roster and also on the Bedford roster.
NARA, National Archives assigned him M 551 /roll 89 for his service in 17 NY Infantry.
He is on the Adjutant General's roster and is #1065 on N Y Data Base. He is in the 1880
North Castle census, wife Ann. He is listed in the 1890 Veterans' Census but is not in
the 1900. or subsequent censuses. His grave is 8410 in W.P.A. location in St Stephen's
churchyard with a government stone and G.A. R. marker.
His photograph was taken by John Roesh, a White Plains photographer of the 1880s.