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Brief History

The 1st New York Cavalry Regiment also know as Lincoln Cavalry; Carbine Rangers; Sabre Regiment; First United States Volunteer Cavalry, mustered in by companies and mustered out July 20, 1865[1].

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

On July 31 through September 7 they left the State by Detachments for Washington, D.C. under Colonel Andrew T. McReynolds, Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Von Schickfuss and Majors Charles Ogle, Alonzo Adams and August Haurand

Companies in this Regiment

Organized at New York City by Carl Schurz. Nine companies were recruited in New York City, 4 of these being composed of Germans, Hungarians and Poles.

Company "A" was principally recruited in New York City

Company "B" was principally recruited in New York City

Company "C" "Boyd's Company" was principally recruited in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Company "D" was principally recruited in New York City

Company "E" was principally recruited in New York City

Company "F" was principally recruited in Syracuse, Onondaga County

Company "G" was principally recruited in New York City

Company "H" was principally recruited in New York City

Company "I" was principally recruited in New York City

Company "K" was principally recruited in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

Company "L" was principally recruited in New York City

Company "M" was principally recruited in 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.
  • Beach, William Harrison. The first New York (Lincoln) cavalry from April 19, 1861, to July 7, 1865. (New York, New York : The Lincoln Cavalry Association, 1902), FHL book 974.7 M2beand (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL  fiche 6083608
  • 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) 
  • Stevenson, James H. Boots and saddles : a history of the first volunteer cavalry of the war, known as the First New York (Lincoln) Cavalry, and also as the Sabre Regiment. Its organization, campaigns and battles. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6083609
  • Survivors' Association of New York. Reunion. Annual reunion proceedings of the Surviors' Association. 27th Regiment N. Y. Vols., 1st N. Y. Veteran Cavalry, and 33d Regiment N. Y. Vols. : held at Mount Morris, Livingston County, N. Y., on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20th and 21st, 1887. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083610
  • 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 and Sailors System (database on-line) at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ (accessed 2010).

2.↑ Hawks, Steve. The Civil War in the East. Database: http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/ (accessed 7 December 2010)


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

 

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