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Col Spencer W Snyder
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Birth: Feb. 7, 1841
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 1920
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Husband of Fannie A
Parents: John Snyder & Pamelia

The Troy Times, Saturday, Nov 6, 1920

Col Spencer W Snyder

Death of Civil War Hero Who Was Formerly Assistantant Superintendent of the Albany Iron Works in This City - Recruited Company From Troy - Promoted for Gallantry

Col Spencer W Snyder, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs Jennie C Tupman, Washington, D C, Thursday morning, and who was buried this morning at the Albany Rural Cemetery, was born at Troy February 7, 1841. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was Assistant Superintendent of The Albany Iron Works at Troy and in this capacity engaged in the construction of the famous Monitor. A little later he recruited a company from The Albany Iron Works and Burden Works, which was attached to the One Hundred and Sixty-ninth Regiment, New York Volunters, one of the 890 designated after the war as the "fighting regiments" Commissioned as First Lieutenant, he was soon given the rank of Captain and later made Brevet Major for gallantry before Petersburg and Richmond. Earlier in the war he served as Provost Marshal under Gen Alonzo Alden (then Major), Military Governor of Georgetown. During the attack on Fort Darling, Va, 1864 Colonel Snyder was severely wounded, a bullet, which the surgeons were never able to remove, lodging in his shoulder. After the war he organized the first veteran company in New York state, was commissioned Captain and later elected Lieutenant Colonel of the Ninety-seventh Regiment, NYNG. This rank he held at the time the gegiment was mustered out. In 1870 Colonel Snyder was offered the position of Superintendent of The Tredegar Iron Works of Richmond, Va, which position he held for many years. He returned North in 1892 and became connected with eht Watervliet Arsenal. He had been active in Masonry and the Grand Army of the Republic, being Past Master of one of the Richmond lodges and Past Commander of a Watervliet post. At the time of his death he was a member of King Solomon's Primitive Lodge and Post Griswold, of Troy. For some years Colonel Snyder has made his home with his son in Jersey City, and was stricken while visiting his daughter at Washington. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Fannie A Snyder, formerly of Albany; one son, H S Snyder of Jersey City; a sister, Mrs Mary Swart of Brooklyn; a brother, Straton Snyder of Washington, and Mrs C P Johnson of Richmond, another daughter. 
Family links: 
  John H Snyder (1814 - 1892)
  Pamelia Miller Snyder (1819 - 1900)
  Fannie Alberta Tallman Snyder (1858 - 1935)
  Spencer W Snyder (1841 - 1920)
  John Winslow Snyder (1855 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship
Albany Rural Cemetery
Albany County
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 10 Sec 92
Created by: snyder_nepa
Record added: Nov 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100796842
Col Spencer W Snyder
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Col Spencer W Snyder
Added by: Steven Wiezbicki
Col Spencer W Snyder
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 Added: May. 4, 2013

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