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THE ANGLO-BELGIAN MILITARY MEDALS SOCIETY

'THE GLIMPS OF WAR REFLECTED IN THE BRAVERY AND SERVICE OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT AND DIED FOR OTHERS'

BELGIAN SOLDIERS IN THE US CIVIL WAR 1861-1865 


 

The civil war in America from April 1861 till may 1865 were millions of people involved. It is not remarkable that also Belgian born citicens who emigrated to America with the first steamers, mostly from Antwerp, also where envolved in this war. We found in American Records at least 66 names that were registered as Belgian born citicens. Some served with the infantry, other were in famous cavalry units and at least one became a General  rank in the Union Army.

 

The Anglo-Belgian military medals society dedicates this page to all who served in the civil war, north or south and wants to remember the losses and honor the band of friendships that were established on the front, even to those whoes name were lost in history.

 

 

"And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons."    - ABRAHAM LINCOLN  -

UNION (BELGIAN) SOLDIERS  

 

SURNAME

NAME

DATE OF BIRTH

PLACE OF BIRTH

DATE OF ENLISTMENT

PLACE OF ENLISTMENT

RANK

REGIMENT/COMPANY

 

ARCHATIVE

JOHN

1834

BELGIUM


SHELDON,WYOMING,NEW YORK

 PRIVATE

 


ASHEN

PETER

1842

BELGIUM

30 AUGUST 1862

SHELDON,WYOMING,NEW YORK


136th W

BAILEY

WM

1837

BELGIUM

AUGUST 1862

SCHOHARIE,KANSAS

PRIVATE

134th INFANTRY

BEANERT

FRANK

1839 

BELGIUM


SHELDON,WYOMING,NEW YORK



BEREAN

MICHAEL

1839

BELGIUM

1864

SHELDON,WYOMING,NEW YORK


8th AM

BOULARDT

PETER

1832

BELGIUM

23 APRIL 1861

BUFFALO, NEW YORK

PRIVATE

21th INFANTRY

K COMPANY

BOWMAN

JOHN

1837

BELGIUM

25 MARCH 1861

MAINE



BROTHERS

JOHN


BELGIUM

14 NOVEMBER 1863

HYDE PARK, DUTCHESS, NEW YORK



CASSANWERS

JOSEPH P.

1839

BELGIUM

6 SEPTEMBER 1864

POUGHKEEPSIE, DUTCHESS, NEW YORK



CHARGVES

JOHN B

1829

BELGIUM

31 JULY 1861

NEW YORK CITY 15th WARD

FIRST SERGEANT

NEW YORK 55TH INF. REG.

CLEMENT

JOSEPH


BELGIUM

11 FEBRUARY 1863

MCLEOD, MINNESOTA

PRIVATE

D HATCH

CLOSE

BRUNO

1836

BELGIUM

20 AUGUST 1862

WYANDOTTE, KANSAS


12th KANSAS VOL. INF

A COMPANY

DAENEKINDT

PETER

1826

BELGIUM

18 AUGUST 1862

WYANDOTTE, KANSAS


12th KANSAS VOL. INF

A COMPANY

DICKENS

JOHN

1839

BELGIUM

AUGUST 1862

IRVY,RENSSELAER, NEW YORK

CAPTAIN

17th INFANTRY. REG.

FABER

WILLIAM

15 JULY 1839

BELGIUM

21 AUGUST 1862

ALEXANDER, GENESEE, NEW YORK

PRIVATE

9th INFANTRY

M COMPANY

FALTES

CHARLES


BELGIUM

14 DECEMBER 1863

OLMSTED, MINNESOTA

PRIVATE

LIGHT CAVALRY

GERRY

JOSEPH L

1838

BRUSSELS, BE

15 APRIL 1861

SALESBURY, HERKIMER, NEW YORK

PRIVATE

5th RI BATLEY

GESH

CARLENS

1831

BELGIUM

11 OCTOBER 1861

SHELDON,WYOMING,NEW YORK

SERGEANT

9th CAVALRY

GILLY

JOHN N

1835

BELGIUM

11 OCTOBER 1861

SHELDON,WYOMING,NEW YORK

PRIVATE

9th CAVALRY

GILLY

DOMINIC

1839

BELGIUM

11 OCTOBER 1861

SHELDON,WYOMING,NEW YORK

BUGLER

1st NEW YORK INEG

GRINE

HENRY


BELGIUM

18 AUGUST 1862

STEARNS, MINNESOTA

PRIVATE

G NINTH

GURSK

CASLAS

1838

BELGIUM

26 SEPTEMBER 1862

YORK, LIVINGSTON, NEW YORK

CORPORAL

9th CAVALRY

HARBER

WILLIAM

1836

BELGIUM

11 AUGUST 1862

SHELDON, WYOMING,NEW YORK

BUGLER

1st NEW YORK INEG

HEARENDECK

PETER

1826

BELGIUM

3 SEPTEMBER 1864

SHELDON, WYOMING,NEW YORK

PRIVATE

9th CAVALRY

HOEGER

PETER

1837

BELGIUM

SEPTEMBER 1862

BROOKLYN 14th WARD, KINGS, NY

PRIVATE

158th VOLUNTEERS

HOLLOVORT

EDWARD

1820

BELGIUM

22 AUGUST 1862

WYANDOTTE, KANSAS


12th KANSAS VOL. INF

A COMPANY

HOWARD

JOHN


BELGIUM

1 NOVEMBER 1864

WRIGHT, MINNESOTA

PRIVATE

C SECOND

JOHNSON

JOHN

1835

BELGIUM

3 OCTOBER 1864

MAINE



KENNY

THOMAS

1833

BELGIUM

8 APRIL 1863

NEW YORK 4th WARD, NEW YORK



LATVON

ROBERT


BELGIUM


GOUVERNEUR, ST LAWRENCE, NY

SUB


LEIKE

JOH..

1834

BELGIUM

SEPTEMBER 1864

ALBANY CITY 9nd WARD, NEW YORK

PRIVATE


LOSEG

EDMUND

1834

BELGIUM

24 AUGUST 1864

MORRISCINIA, WESTCHESTER, NY

1st LIEUTENANT

74th VOLUNTEERS

MAGERAS

NICHOLAS


BELGIUM

16 AUGUST 1862

GOODHUE, MINNESOTA

PRIVATE

G SEVENTH

MARTH

DEGARIATH

1838

BELGIUM

AUGUST 1861

ALBANY CITY 9nd WARD NEW YORK



MARTH

CHARLES

1839

BELGIUM

5 NOVEMBER 1862

ALBANY CITY 9nd WARD NEW YORK

CORPORAL

117th (NY) INF. REG.

MAURY

VICTOR

JULY 1841

BELGIUM

MAY 1861

GERMAN FLATTS, HERKIMER, NY

PRIVATE

35th NEW YORK VOLUN.

MAURY

JOSEPH

21 MAY 1847

BELGIUM

26 AUGUST 1864

GERMAN FLATTS, HERKIMER, NY

PRIVATE

2ND NEW YORK CAVALRY

S COMPANY

MOMPER

DOMINICK


BELGIUM

17 AUGUST 1862

GLASCOW, MINNESOTA

PRIVATE

K NINTH

MOORE

PETER

1836

BELGIUM

6 SEPTEMBER 1862

SHELDON, WYOMING, NEW YORK

PRIVATE

136th VOLUNTEERS

MURY

ALFORD

20 SEPTEMBER 1845

BELGIUM

6 AUGUST 1864

GERMAN FLATTS, HERKIMER, NY

PRIVATE

2ND NEW YORK CAVALRY

S COMPANY

NIVERAL

HENRY


BELGIUM

2 AUGUST 1862

DAKOTA, MINNESOTA

PRIVATE

F SEVENTH

OFFERS

CHARLES


BELGIUM

13 NOVEMBER 1862

STUYVESANT, COLUMBIA, NY

PRIVATE

4th CAVALRY

OLINCH

PETER

1833

BELGIUM

25 AUGUST 1862

SHELDON, WYOMING, NEW YORK

PRIVATE

25th BATT

READING

VICTOR


BEGLIUM

3 OCTOBER 1864

ROCHESTER, ULSTER, NEW YORK



ROBERT

NICHOLAS

1843

BELGIUM

21 AUGUST 1861

TOPEKA, KANSAS


11th KANSAS VOL. CAVALRY

H COMPANY

ROBERTS

ADOLPH


BELGIUM

3 AUGUST 1863

HENNEPIN, MINNESOTA

PRIVATE

B HATCH

ROGERS

EMANUEL

1842

BELGIUM

26 NOVEMBER 1864

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS



RUSH

JOHN

1832

BELGIUM

23 AUGUST 1862

SHELDON, WYOMING, NEW YORK

PRIVATE

25th BATT

SANBORN

FRANCIS


BELGIUM

3 DECEMBER 1864




SEASEBURGH

CHARLES

1836

BELGIUM

6 SEPTEMBER 1864

VERNON, ONEIDA, NEW YORK



SHAMBERGER

ALEX

1844

BELGIUM

SEPTEMBER 1862

NEW YORK CITY 19th WARD NY

PRIVATE

2nd NEW YORK

SHERWOOD

JOHN


BELGIUM

30 AUGUST 1864

LITCHFIELD, HERKIMER, NEW YORK



SHULER

MICHAEL

1844

BELGIUM

8 SEPTEMBER 1864

SHELDON, WYOMING, NEW YORK

PRIVATE

154th VOLUNTEERS

SILVAINE

JOHN

1835

BELGIUM

31 OCTOBER 1864

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS



SOMLIN

DAVID

1829

BELGIUM

13 NOVEMBER 1862

HOLLAND, ERIE, NEW YORK

PRIVATE

27th (NY) INF. REG.

STROUT

SAMUEL

1827

BELGIUM

18 NOVEMBER 1864

KITTERY



TERANX

JOSEPH


BELGIUM

16 NOVEMBER 1864

MINNESOTA

PRIVATE

K FIFTH

THOMPSON

HENRY

1839

BELGIUM

29 NOVEMBER 1864

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS



VANDERHORN

ADOLPH

1843

BELGIUM

13 DECEMBER 1864

KITTERY



VIFQUAIN

JEAN BAPTISTE

1836

BRUSSEL, BE


ILLINOIS

BRIGADIER GENERAL

97th ILLINOIS INF

WALKIERS

BAPTISTE

1823

ANTWERP, BE

1861

NEW YORK



WATSON

JERRY

1842

ANTWERP,BE

15 SEPTEMBER 1864

PORTLAND



YOEGER

EDWARD D

1837

BELGIUM

18 AUGUST 1862

WYANDOTTE, KANSAS


12th KANSAS VOL. INF

G COMPANY

CONFEDERED (BELGIAN) SOLDIERS  

SURNAME

NAME

BIRTHDATE

BIRTHPLACE

DATE OF ENLISTMENT

PLACE OF ENLISTMENT

RANK

UNIT

VAN DEN CORPUT

JULIUS H. J.







































































THE BATTLE AT THE 'MONTAGNE DE PARC'


MONTAGNE DU PARC

SURNAME

NAME

RANK

REGIMENT

COMMENTS

ALARDOT

GHISLAIN JOS



WOUNDED 25-09-1830

ANCIAUX

ANTOINE

CAPTAIN

12TH INFANTRY

COMMANDING VOLUNTEERS OF FLEURUS

BACKAERT

ARNOLD



WOUNDED 25-09-1830

BENY

JACQUES



WOUNDED 25-09-1830

BIBLOT

JACQUES

PRIVATE

1ST BATT. PARTISANS

ONLY 16 YEARS OF AGE

BIHOUL

EMMANUEL JOSEPH



WOUNDED 26-09-1830 (HOTEL DE GALLES

BLOOM

PAUL JOSEPH



WOUNDED 23-09-1830

BOEKING

G R

LIEUTENANT

12TH INFANTRY


BOUCQUEAU

MAURICE LOUIS


WATERLOO VOLUNTEERS


BRASSET

JEAN BAPTISTE

CAPTAIN

3TH 'JAGERS TE VOET'


BRIDOUX

JEAN BAPTISTE



WOUNDED 25-09-1830

CANELLE

HUBERT




CARTIENS

JEAN BAPTISTE



WOUNDED 23-09-1830

CEUSTERS

HENRI-CORNEILLE




CHANTRAINE

AUGUSTE



DOCTOR IN THE CHAPELLE OF ST. ANNE











THE BATTLE AT  , THE ROAD/PLACE 'ROYAL' AND THE BARRICADE OF THE BELLE VUE HOTEL


THE BATTLE AT 'SCHAERBEECK' GATE 


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