Albert West was born to Harrison West and Eliza Jane "Polly" McFadden West in Wayne Township, Clinton Co., Ohio on July 26, 1824. He married Jane Luckey on March 30, 1845 and had 5 children, two of their children dying young. When he volunteered, he left behind his wife Jane and three boys: Daniel aged 9; Sylvester aged 7; and Sanford aged 5. Albert was enrolled as a Corporal in Company D 48th Regiment Ohio Volunteer on October 6th 1861. Albert was mortally wounded at Shiloh and taken prisoner. He passed away on June 20th 1862 in confederate prison at Macon, Georgia.
Daniel West, 1861
Image from the collection of Michael West