Stop 3: Peter Froeligh
Lieutenant Peter D. Froeligh of the 146th NY was not the support of his parents, but of his orphaned siblings. Their father died in October 1860 when he fell from a building. Twenty-one year old Peter enlisted in July 1861 and sent the money back to support his mother and five siblings. After their mother’s death in November 10, 1862 Peter’s pay was the main support for his sisters. His siblings sought a pension and younger sister Helen, still a minor, received $15 a month.