William Becker Sr. served as a Private in Company D 188th. Regiment, N. Y. Volunteer in War Between States, (Civil War) 1864 -1865 and was granted an honorable discharge. He and his Regiment stood guard at Appomattox, Virginia on April 7, 1865 when General Lee surrendered to Generalold, never again take arms against Grant, ending the Civil War. General Grant terms were moderate that Lee's armies would never again take up arms against U. S. where upon Gen. Grant said there would be no reprisals against any Confederate Soldiers. Gen. Grant then granted Gen. Lee's request that each solider be given a horse or a mule to return home and start farming.
(As a matter of record and in accordance with documents, Certificat of Service Pension Certificate and News Items.
As Written by, William Maichle, 1965.
New York, Death Index, 1852 - 1956, (1905 - Page # 47)
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