I am researching 1st Lt. Peter V. HASKIN of H. Company, 6th New York Cavalry, who was stationed in Loudoun County, VA during the later part of the Civil War. The 6th and 15th Cavalries were later consolidated on 17 Jun 1865 into the 2nd Provincial NY Cav.
When he became very ill and hospitalized here, his father, John B. HASKIN came down from Fordham, Westchester, NY and applied to take his son back home to receive medical care. This John B. HASKIN seems to match up perfectly with the Hon. John Bussing HASKIN, one time US Congressman from Fordham/West Farms, Westchester,NY. This unusual application was approved by order of the Secretery of War, again suggesting that John B. was one and the same as the former Congressman. The 1860 census does not show Peter present in the family, but he could have been away to school, etc.
Can anyone assist with details of Congressman John B. HASKIN & wife Jane VALENTINE's children, and specifically if Peter V. HASKIN was in deed their son? Based on his military files, Peter was born in NY in about 1843. In the alternative, does anyone know of another John B. HASKIN living in Fordham, Westchester, NY in 1864 that could instead be his Peter's father?
Thank you in advance for any assistance,
Craig H. Trout
Loudoun County, VA