127th New York Infantry
"The Monitors"
Silas A. Underhill
1840 - 1906
Company A
Born:March 28, 1840 , Glen Cove, NY
Date of Death: December 24, 1906, Brooklyn, NY
Burial Location:  Quaker Cemetery, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
Read his obituary as it appeared in The New York Times on December 25, 1906

Read a letter Silas wrote to his father on April 18, 1861.
Enlistment Date: August 14, 1862, at new York City, to serve 3 years  
Mustered In: September 8, 1862
Rank: Private
Description: 6 Feet 4 Inches Tall, Black Eyes, Black hair, Medium Complexion
Muster Out Date: June 30, 1865, at Charleston, SC

Marriage Date and Place: April 15, 1888
Wife’s Name: Frances Gertrude Cowerre
Birth Date: March 18, 1841
Date of Death: July 7, 1920

Wife’s Father's Name: Benjamin H.
Wife’s Mother's Name: Anna M

Father’s Name: Alexander  
Mother’s Name: Phebe W. Albertson

Occupations: Pre War: Student
Occupations: Post War:Lawyer; Assistant Clerk, New York Supreme Court

Known Addresses:
1880: 335 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
1890: 940 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
1900: 170 Macon Street, Brooklyn, NY
1906: 119 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 

Pension Application Date: July 13, 1904
Wife’s Pension Application Date: February 2, 1907

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