George W Ackerly, Co F 17 NY Infantry
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 10 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.