Saturday, April 5, 2014

Ling Kubser

born circa 1843, China
died January 23, 1905, Hampton, Virginia

Union Army
Company F, 64th New York Infantry Regiment


Daily Press
(Newport News, Virginia)
January 24, 1905
Chinaman Dies in Home.
L. Kubser Died in the Hampton Branch Yesterday
L. Kubser, a Chinamen, who served Company F, Sixty-fourth New York infantry, during the Civil War, died in the National Soldiers’ Home hospital yesterday. He was sixty-two years old and the only Chinaman holding membership in the Hampton National Soldiers' Home.

The Times Dispatch
(Richmond, Virginia)
January 25, 1905
Chinese Veteran Dead
Newport News, VA., Jan. 24—L. Kubser, one of the few Chinamen who served in the Civil War, died at the Soldier Home hospital yesterday. He was sixty-two years old and was the only Celestial who held membership in the Southern Branch of the Home for Disabled Federal Volunteers, at Hampton. He served in Company F, Sixty-fourth New York Infantry and had a good record.

The Washington Times
(Washington DC)
January 25, 1905
Newport News, Va., Jan, 25.—Ling Kubser, a Chinaman, of whom old comrades say no better man fought with Company F, Sixty-fourth New York Regiment, in the civil war, died at the National Soldiers’ Home Hampton, last night. He was sixty-two years old and the only Chinese inmate of the home.

More than three thousand veterans attended the funeral of Ling Kubser today, and at a largely attended meeting of the personal friends of the dead man, held after the funeral, rousing tributes to the memory of the Chinaman were paid by a score of orators in the gray uniform.

The Lexington Gazette
(Virginia)
February 1, 1905
L. Kubser, one of the few Chinamen who served in the Civil War, died at the Soldier’s Home Hospital at Hampton last week. He was 62 years old was the only Celestial in the Soldier's Home. He served in Company F, Sixty-fourth New York Infantry, and had a good record.


Links
About the New York 64th Infantry Regiment

New York State Military Museum
Rosters of the New York Infantry Regiments During the Civil War
Ling Kubser was not found in the roster.

Kubser is mentioned in the National Park Service book, Asians and Pacific Islanders and the Civil War.

(Next post: Hong Neok Woo)

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