Corporal Philo A. Markham - Civil War Veteran

Corporal Philo A. Markham, Company B, 154th Regt., N.Y.S. Vol. Inf. He enlisted at Dayton at age 25 and was captured at Gettysburg. After being paroled in December 1863, he was wounded in the right arm at the battle of Dug Gap on Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia, on May 8, 1864. Later that day his arm was amputated by the 154th’s surgeon, Henry Van Aernam. Markham was discharged on October 31, 1864. He received the brevet rank of first lieutenant from the State of New York for his meritorious service. He died in 1932 and is buried in Dayton’s Markham Cemetery. Pictured standing in military uniform with his wife, Julia Blackney Markham. Dunkelman and Winey Collection, St. Bonaventure University, courtesy of Charles Markham.

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