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Lieut John G Lacey
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Birth: 1842
Royalton Center
Niagara County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1889
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA

In memory of John G. Lacey, son of Henry Francis Lacey and Eliza P. N. Gallup, brother of Daniel R. Lacey.
He served in the 8th Heavy Artillery unit from New York during the Civil War, with his brother Daniel, and was later transferred to the 4th Artillery.

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From military record:
Lacy, John--Age 21 years.
Enlisted August 4, 1862 at Lockport, mustered in as private, Co. D, 129th Infantry, August 9, 1862 (Which became the 8th Artillery, December 19, 1862) to serve three years.
Promoted to Corporal November 16, 1862
Promoted to Sergeant February 1, 1864, First Sergeant November 1, 1864.
Mustered in as 2nd Lieutenant, Co. G April 15, 1863; transferred, company unassigned, to 4th Artillery, June 5, 1865; also borne as Lacey, John G.
Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, March 30, 1865, with rank from March 1, 1865, vice S.B. Butler, not mustered.
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UNION NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS
8th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery

(Listed as Lacy, John G.)


Overview:

Organized at Lockport, N. Y., as the 129th Regiment Infantry, and mustered in August 22, 1862. Left State for Baltimore, Md., August 23, 1862. Designation changed October 19, 1862. Attached to Defences of Baltimore, Md., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to January, 1863. 2nd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Maryland Heights Division, Army of West Virginia, to August, 1863. 2nd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to May, 1864. Tyler's Heavy Artillery Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, May 15-29, 1864. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June 26. 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

Service:
Garrison duty at Forts Federal Hill, Marshall and McHenry, Defences of Baltimore, Md. (except from July 10 to August 3, 1863, at Maryland Heights, and a few days in February, 1864, at Green Springs Run and Romney), till May 12, 1864. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field May 12, 1864. (Cos. "L" and "M" join Regiment at Baltimore February, 1864.) Rapidan Campaign May-June, 1864. Spottsylvania Court House May 17-21. Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Watkin's House March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D. C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 5, 1866. Veterans and Recruits of Companies "G," "H," "I" and "K" transferred to 4th New York Heavy Artillery; those of Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "E" and "F" to 10th New York Heavy Artillery.

Regiment lost during service 19 Officers and 342 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 298 Enlisted men by disease. Total 663.

Predecessor unit:

NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS

129th REGIMENT INFANTRY.

Organized at Lockport, N. Y., and mustered in August 22, 1862. Left State for Baltimore, Md., August 23, 1862. Attached to Defences of Baltimore, Md., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department. Designation of Regiment changed to 8th New York Heavy Artillery October 3, 1862 (which see).

4th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery
(Listed as Lacy, John G.)

Overview:
Organized at New York November, 1861, to February, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., February 10, 1862. Attached to Military District of Washington to May, 1862. Whipple's Command, Military District of Washington, to October, 1862. Abercrombie's Division, Defences of Washington, to February, 1863. Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1863. 4th Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to December, 1863. (4 Cos. 11th New York Heavy Artillery assigned July 25, 1863, as Cos. "I," "K," "L" and "M."). 3rd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to Mareh, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1864 (Cos. "C," "D," "L" and "M" 1st Battalion). Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, to May, 1864 (Cos. "E," "F," "H" and "K" 2nd Battalion). Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, to May, 1864 (Cos. "A," "B," "G" and "I" 3rd Battalion). Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, May 31 to June 25, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps (1st Battalion). 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps (2nd Battalion), June 25 to July 13, 1864. Artillery Reserve to August, 1864. Unattached, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to September, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865. 3rd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to August, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Dept. of Washington, to September, 1865. (Co. "D" with Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, July to December, 1864. Co. "L" with Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, July, 1864, to March, 1865. Co. "C" with Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, October, 1864, to May, 1865.)

Service:
Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1864. Action at Lewinsville, Va., July 6, 1862, and October 1, 1863 (Detachment). Rapidan Campaign May-June, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Piney Branch Church May 8 (2nd Battalion); Laurel Hill May 10 (3rd Battalion); Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21; Landron's Farm May 18 (1st Battalion); North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Poplar Springs Church, Peeble's Farm, September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Reconnoissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkin's House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Hatcher's Run or Boydton Road and White Oak Road March 31. Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Amelia Springs April 5. Sailor's Creek April 6. Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D. C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Duty in the Defences of Washington till September. Mustered out September 26, 1865, and honorably discharged from service.

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 108 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 334 Enlisted men by disease. Total 454.
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John married Ella Irene Goodman, sister of his brother Daniel's wife.

Thanks to Mary Monk for the following addition:

Information from a letter written Jan. 12, 1892 by Francis Lacey Howe to her niece Libby Lacey.
"Your Pa Pa sleeps in a soldiers grave down in Virginia, your mother in Carson City and Uncle John in Kansas. I saw him buried there in a beautiful spot and my husband and myself were the only kin at the grave buried by the G.A.R. I never loved the old flag as I did as I stood at his grave with its folds floating over us. It seemed to say 'he died like a soldier, he died at his post.' His plow stood in the field where he had left it but a few days before- with about 1/2 days work yet to be done to finish the piece. Ella (Ella Goodman was John's wife) had to stay with little Frank who was sick with the whooping cough."



John was buried by the G.A.R.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Francis Lacey (1807 - 1845)
  Eliza P M Gallup Lacey (1817 - 1861)
 
 Siblings:
  Sara Agusta Lacey (1825 - 1825)**
  Frances Eliza Lacey Howe (1838 - 1892)*
  Daniel R Lacey (1841 - 1864)*
  John G Lacey (1842 - 1889)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Shibboleth Cemetery
Decatur County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: greatgrands
Record added: Oct 21, 2011
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Lieut John G Lacey
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