Co. M, 6th NYHA
Aug. 24, 1864 enlisted at Ghent, NY
June 28, 1865 mustered out at Petersburg, VA
ACKER , OSCAR.—Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 24, 1864,
at Ghent; mustered in as private, Co. M, August 24, 1864, to
serve one year; mustered out with detachment,- June 28, 1865,
at Petersburg, Va.
Source: N Y State Military Museum
Adjunct General's report to the State
Oscar Acker, a respected citizen,
Grand Army man and well known
member of the Molder's Union No. 6.
of this village died on Sunday the 9th instant.
Th e Immediate cause of death
was pneumonia .
Oscar Acker was born in this Village
September 17th,1847 the son of Abra -
ham and Catherine (Conklin ) Acker
He enjoyed but few advantages. At
very young lad he began life as a
cleaner boy He learned the molder's
trade at an earl y age , and became a.
excellent mechanic , August 24, 1864,
when about 17 years old, he enlisted
at Ghent, Columbia County ,
and was at once assigned to Co. M 6th
NY Heavy Artlllery , October 19,
1864, with but little Opportunity for
military training , be took part in the
battle of Cedar Creek and acquitted
himself with great gallantry, in the
winte r of 1865 the regiment was aHsicrned
to th e Army of the Jame s at
Bermuda Hundred Here the you
man bore himself admirably , On April
1st and '2nd 1865 he engaged In the
final charge on Phillipsburg and entered
Into the clty that had for almost a vear
defied the attacks of the lnvaders.
After various duties in that vicinity on
June 28, 1865, that part of the Sixth
to which Comrade Acker was assigned
was honorably mustered out and discharged from the service
Katie M. Acker
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