2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 21, 2020 12:52 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking military records of Benjamin Lucius

    Rodney Nelson Newbie

      I am looking for records of Benjamin Lucius, Surgeon of 11th NY Infantry in 1862 and the husband of Eusebia J. Thomas. I am also looking for his date of birth, date of death and any relatives, etc. Any further information is appreciated.

        • Re: Seeking military records of Benjamin Lucius
          Elliot Schneider Pioneer

          Mr. Nelson,

           

          Found where his wife is buried please see link below plus look at spelling of last name of "Lasius" and not Lucius

           

          https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39403997/eusebia-jane-lasius

           

          I'm having a difficult time finding anything related to your individual looked at rosters of the 11th and Surgeons of the New York which are all listed below did not find him. Do you have any additional information on this individual.

           

          Please copy and paste into your web browser.

           

          http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/civil-war/Roster_of_all_regimental_surgeons.pdf

           

          https://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civil/rosters/Infantry/11th_Infantry_CW_Roster.pdf

           

           

          ELEVENTH REGIMENT.

          Washington Rifles.

           

          Prior to April 27, 1835, there are no positive records of this regiment on file. At that

          time the organization was known as the 2d Regiment, Washington Guards, New York State

          Light Infantry; about 1856 this designation was changed to nth Regiment, "Washington

          Rifles." It was disbanded January 14, 1899.

           

          Service in the JTar of the Rebellion.

           

          It left New York city, its home station, May 28, 1862, commanded by Col. Joachim

          Maidhof, and was mustered into the service of the United States for three months, at Har-

           

           

           

          REGISTERS AND SKETCHES OF ORGANIZATIONS

           

           

           

          per s Ferry, W. Va. It served in the 2cl Brigade, Sigel s Division, Department of

          Shenandoah, from June 8, 1862, and at Harper s Ferry, and was mustered out at New York

          city, to date September 16, 1862.

           

          June 18, 1863, it, ten companies, left the State under orders for thirty days service,

          commanded by Colonel Maidhof, and proceeded to Harrisburg, Pa.; it served in the

          4th Brigade, ist Division, Department Susquehanna, and was mustered out of the United

          States service, July 20, 1863, in New York city.

           

          The regiment lost, died of disease, in its service in 1863, one enlisted man ; and it

          took part in a skirmish near Oyster Point, Pa., June 29, 1863; in its service in 1863 it

          had four enlisted men captured by the enemy.

           

           

           

          Officers of the Regiment.

          1862.

           

          COLONEL, JOACHIM MAIDHOF.

           

          MAJOR, HENRY LUX.

           

          ADJUTANT, FRIEDERICH VILMAR.

           

          QUARTERMASTER, HENRY LINDEN-

          STRUTH.

           

          SURGEON, BENJAMIN LASIUS.

           

          ASSISTANT SURGEON, JOSEPH WARD.

           

          ASSISTANT SURGEON, ANTON EIDEN-

          BENZ.

           

          CHAPLAIN, JOHN A. FOERSCH.

           

          CAPTAIN, VALENTINE COOK, Com

          pany A.

           

          FIRST LIEUTENANT, ERNST GASTEYGER.

          Company A.

           

          SECOND LIEUTENANT, JOHN FLECK, Com

          pany A.

           

          CAPTAIN, JACOB MANDER, Company B.

           

          FIRST LIEUTENANT, BERNHARD MEYER,

          Company B.

           

          SECOND LIEUTENANT, GEORGE NEHR-

          BASS, Company B.

           

          CAPTAIN, EDWARD SCHUTT, Com

          pany C.

           

          FIRST LIEUTENANT, CHARLES HAASE,

          Company C.

           

          SECOND LIEUTENANT, MARTIN STENZEL,

          Company C.

           

          CAPTAIN, FRIEDERICH KLONZ, Com

          pany D.

           

          FIRST LIEUTENANT, ERNST SEIDEL, Com

          pany D.

           

          SECOND LIEUTENANT, CHARLES HARFF,

          Company D.

           

          CAPTAIN, PHILIPP FLECK, Company E.

           

          FIRST LIEUTENANT, CHRISTIAN KROEHL,

          Company E.

           

          SECOND LIEUTENANT, GUSTAVE SPER-

          BER, Company E.

           

          CAPTAIN, JOHN F. LUDWIG, Company F.

           

          FIRST LIEUTENANT, MARTIN BERLITZ,

          Company F.

           

           

           

          SECOND LIEUTENANT, FREDERICK UNBE-

          KANNT, Company F.

           

          CAPTAIN, KASIMIR KRENKEL, Com

          pany H.

           

          FIRST LIEUTENANT, HENRY BRAUN-

          HOLD, Company H.

           

          SECOND LIEUTENANT, CHARLES LUTZ,

          Company H.

           

          CAPTAIN, WILLIAM SEEBACH, Com

          pany K.

           

          FIRST LIEUTENANT, HENRY BERENDES,

          Company K.

           

          SECOND LIEUTENANT, JOHN V. MAYER,

          Company K.

           

          1863.

           

          COLONEL, JOACHIM MAIDHOF.

           

          LIEUTENANT-COLONEL, WILLIAM B. WEIN

          BERGER.

           

          MAJOR, HENRY LUX.

           

          ADJUTANT, FREDERICK UNBEKANNT.

           

          QUARTERMASTER, HENRY LINDEN-

          STRUTH.

           

          ASSISTANT SURGEON, ANTON EIDEN-

          BENZ.

           

          ASSISTANT SURGEON, GEORGE MEHL.

           

          CHAPLAIN, JOHN A. FOERSCH.

           

          CAPTAIN, VALENTINE COOK, Com

          pany A.

           

          FIRST LIEUTENANT, WILLIAM A

          DEMME, Company A.

           

          SECOND LIEUTENANT, ADOLPH WILKEN,

          Company A.

           

          CAPTAIN, JACOB MANDER, Company B.

           

          FIRST LIEUTENANT, GEORGE NEHRBASS,

          Company B.

           

          SECOND LIEUTENANT, QUIRINUS KLEIN.

          Company B.

           

          CAPTAIN, EDWARD SCHUTT, Company C.

           

          FIRST LIEUTENANT, MARTIN STENZEL,

          Company C.

           

          SECOND LIEUTENANT, HENRY RING, Com

          pany C.

           

           

          Name:Benjamin Lasius
          Enlistment Date:28 May 1862
          Enlistment Place:New York City, New York
          Enlistment Rank:Surgeon
          Muster Date:28 May 1862
          Muster Place:New York
          Muster Company:S
          Muster Regiment:11th Infantry
          Muster Regiment Type:Infantry
          Muster Information:Commission
          Muster Out Date:16 Sep 1862
          Muster Out Place:New York, New York
          Muster Out Information:Mustered Out
          Side of War:Union
          Survived War?:Yes
          Was Officer?:Yes
          Title:New York: Report of the Adjutant-General 1893-1906

           

           

          1887 City Directory New Jersey.

           

           

           

          Hope this helps,

           

          Elliot Schneider

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          • Re: Seeking military records of Benjamin Lucius
            Jason Atkinson Pioneer

            Dear Mr. Nelson,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94). Most of the service records in this series have been made available via microfilm and through digitization of the microfilm. Unfortunately, the records for the 11th New York Infantry have not been microfilmed and most have not been digitized, with the exception of a single record for a different officer. There also may be a pension file for him, most of which have not been digitized.

             

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            Since the officer you are researching was part of a New York unit, we suggest that you also contact the New York State Archives.

             

            We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!