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David J. Pilsworth
Date: 1841-1895
Remarks: Served as private in 44th N.Y. State Volunteers, Company I, from Oct. 12, 1861, to Dec. 14, 1863; on Dec. 15, 1863, after sustaining injuries in battles in Virginia and Philadelphia, he was commissioned 1st Lieutenant, 20th Regt., U.S. Colored Troops; he was discharged as Captain of the 20th Regt., U.S. Colored Troops, Company D, on Oct. 7, 1865; Pilsworth worked in the New York Custom House after the war; on Oct. 1, 1880, he was appointed Lt.-Colonel of the 2nd Regt., 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of New York, of "The Army of the Boys in Blue," an organization of Union war veterans of which U.S. Grant was commander-in-chief and Drake De Kay, Adjutant-General; in 1888 Pilsworth was a member of G.A.R., Cushing Post No. 231, Brooklyn, N.Y. Pilsworth was white.