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Brief History

The 1st Regiment, New York Mounted Rifles was sometimes designated as the 7th Calvary, they mustered in by companies and mustered out 6th, 7th and 8th companies July 10, 1865, 9th Company August 5, 1863.

The New York State Military Museum website has a unit history project page for the 1st Infantry Regiment.

The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 1st New York Infantry Regiment in the war. [1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Cities and Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Companies A and B were principally recruited at New York City;

Companies C and D; First and Second Cavalry Companies, Tenth Legion; were principally recruited at Monticello, Grahamville, Fallsburgh, Clayville, Middletown, Ellenville and Newburgh;

Companies C and E were principally recruited at Troy, Albany, Fort Edward, Salem, Schenectady and New York City.

Company F was principally recruited at Troy, Buffalo and New York City.

Company G was principally recruited at Troy, Chatham and New York city.

Company H was principally recruited at Troy, Buffalo, Mt. Pleasant, Syracuse, Tarry-town and New York City.

Company I was principally recruited at Canaan, Carmel, Chatham, North Castleton and New York City.

Company K was principally recruited at Buffalo, Charlton, Livonia, Richmond, Springwater, Victor and New York City.

Company L was principally recruited at Lenox, Oneida, Rome, Syracuse and Verona.

Company M was principally recruited at Chatham, North Castle and New York City.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘New York in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • New York in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for New York, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers; Sailors System (database on-line)
  • The Union Army: a History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States, 1861-65, Records of the Regiments in the Union Army, Cyclopedia of Battles, Memoirs of Commanders and Soldiers, Reprint of original published: Madison, WI.: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. Other libraries with this book,FHL Books 973 M2ua, vols. 1-9

References

1.↑ Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers &; Sailors System (database on-line) at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/.

2.↑ New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 120th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/ citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).

3.↑ Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/.php

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

 

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