Wesely stoney gravestone

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This gravestone, which is at Hackensack Cemetery, located at 289 Hackensack Avenue Hackensack, New Jersey reveals that Wesley Stoney served in the U.S. Army during the Civil War and died in 1902 at the age of 61. 

Wesley Stoney would have been 21 years old when he entered the service in 1862 to serve with Company A, 28th Regiment, Volunteer infantry and rose to the rank of Captain. This confirms his connection to Hackensack by being buried within its borders since passing and forevermore.

On July 10, 2019, George Toriello sent me this information on Wesley Stoney.  George Toriello said he was unable to locate his promotions from private to captain.

The Muster Rolls dated May 22, 1861 (Company A, 28th. Regiment, New York Foot Volunteer Infantry) do not show STONEY. As is shown, his enlistment date was April, 1861, but wasn't transferred to the 28th from the 3rd. Inf. Regiment when the Muster Rolls were taken.

Wesley Stoney originally enlisted in Company G. New Jersey 3rd Infantry Regiment on April 27, 1861 and he mustered out on July 31, 1861 while at Trenton. Sometime after July he hooked up with what it says on the gravestone that he served with Company A. 28th Regiment Volunteer Infantry. 

Wesley Stoney was born in February of 1841 the records show only New Jersey as a location, but upon his death it states he died on May 4, 1902 in Hackensack, New Jersey at the age of 61. The source of this information is the U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.   

Written by:
Bob Meli
July 11, 2019



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