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28th New York Infantry Regiment
Niagara Rifles; Scott Life Guard
William Silk

At age 21, William Silk enlisted as a Private in Company B, 28th NY. He served through to Jan 15th, 1863, at which time he was discharged for disability at Fairfax Station, Va. He later reenlisted as Private in Company I of the 2nd New York Mounted Rifles.
He is buried in Cold Springs Cemetery in Lockport, Niagara County, NY along with a number of relatives. However, what relation they are to William Silk is unknown.
His marker stone reads as follows:
WM SILK
Co. B
28th N.Y. Inf.
Died Aug.
18, 1865
Aged 28 yrs
His marker stone reads as follows:
SARAH J.
1861 1926
Daughter of
Aaron & Alice
SILK
ELIZABETH A.
Daughter of Aaron and Alice silk
Born Nov 25, 1858
Died Nov 9 1878
WILLIE J.
Son of Aaron and Alice Silk
Born Sept. 17 1866
Died Nov. [x] 1873
SILK
AARON SILK
1830 1915
ALICE his wife
1841 1928
[Latin Inscription]
SILK
JOHN M SILK
1839 1911
ISABELLA his wife
1843 1934
ELMER J SILK
Co. E 151st N.Y. Inf.
Died Feb 12th 1905
Aged 71 yrs
Within Cold Springs cemetery, he is buried in the north west corner. The railroad tracks run along the northern edge and Cold Springs Road runs along the west side of the cemetery.
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