127th New York Infantry
"The Monitors"
Platt Buffet Gildersleeve
1837 - 1916
Company D
Born: 1837
Died: 1916
Buried At:

Enlisted: September 4, 1862, at Huntington, Long Island, NY
Mustered In: September 8, 1862.
Rank: Private
Mustered Out: June 30, 1862, at Charleston, SC

Known Addresses: 1) 1862 Farmingdale, Long Island, NY
                                    2) 1883 Northport, Long Island, NY

Platt wrote an affidavit for Daniel I. Wood , of Company F, when Daniel was applying for a pension.

Mother: Deborah S. Nichols
Father: Hubbard K. Gildersleeve

Wife : Sarah Amelia Pedrick

Children: Elmer  
  Born: 1866
  Died: 1925

Relief Paid To Family By Town of Huntington: $7.50 per month; total $210.


Sources:
Report of the Adjutant General New York
127th New York Volunteers By Franklin McGrath
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General Affidavit

State Of New York , County of Suffolk as:
In the matter of Daniel I. Wood, Company D, 127th New York Infantry,  
  ON THIS 16th day of October A.D. 1883 ,personally
appeared before me Notary Public, in and for the aforesaid
County, duly authorized to administer oaths Platt B. Gildersleeve
aged 46 years, a resident of Northport , in the County of 
Suffolk, and State of New York ,whose Post Office address is Northport, State
of New York, well known to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who,
being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows: that he has been aquatinted with said
Daniel I. Wood since 1855, that he was in good health before he enlisted in the army, that he belonged to the same company and regiment of the said Wood, that said Wood was taken sick about July 1, 1863 and was sent to the hospital and did not again rejoin his regiment, that he has since 1865 lived in the same neighborhood with said Wood and sees him frequently every year since 1865, that during all of said time said Wood has been an invalid, showing it by his looks, walk, and actions generally and by his talk. That he has during said time seen said Wood do light work only, such as light farm work with a hoe, that he has done such work only, working on an average of three months a year during said time, that his trouble seemed to be a general debility and an irritable state of bowels or stomach, he further declares that he has no interest in said case and is not concerned in its prosecution.


Signature of Affiant
(Signed) Platt B. Gildersleeve