1st Regiment, New York Engineers
United States U.S. Military New York New York Military New York in the Civil War 1st Battalion, New York Light Artillery
. The 1st Regiment Engineers was also know as "Serrell's Engineer's"; Engineer's And Artisans; New York Volunteer Corps of Engineers. Designated 1st Regiment of Engineers: June 30, 1865
This regiment was organized under Col. Edward W. Serrell at New York city and accepted by the State September 27, 1861. The regiment, commanded by Col. James F. Hall, was honorably discharged and mustered out by Companies A, C, G and I at Hilton Head, S. C., the other companies June 30, 1865, at Richmond, Va.
Companies in this Regiment with the 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.
Company "A" was organized in New York City, New York County.
Company "B" was organized in New York City, New York County.
Company "C" was organized in Athens, Hundon and Cooperstown, Newark, N.J. and in Pennsylvania.
Company "D" was organized in New York City, New York County.
Company "E" was organized in Kingstone, Pa., Neward, N.J Sing Sing. Poughkeepsie, New York City and Ulster county.
Company "F" was organized in New York City, New York County, Brooklyn, Rochester, Canandaigua and Newark, N.J.
Company "G" was organized in New York CIty, New York County Canandaigua and Otsego county.
Company "H" was organized in New York City, New York County.
Company "I" was organized in New York City, New York County, Newburgh, Schuyler's Falls, Mooers Fork, Goshen, Saranac, Piermorat, Plattsburgh, Centreville and Ellenburgh.
Company "K" was orgainzed in New York City, New York County and New Jersey, at Newton, Dover, Paterson, Morristown, Stanhope and Rockaway.
Company "L" was organized in New York City, New York County.
Company "M" was orgainzed in New York City, New York County and Brooklyn, Tompkinsville, Kingston and Tarrytown.
They mustered in by Companies as follows: Companies "A," "B," "C," "D" and "E" October 11, 1861. Company "G" December 2, 1861. Company "K" December 3, 1861. Company "I" December 13, 1861. Company "F" January, 1862. Company "H" February 19, 1862. Companies "L" and "M" in the field April, 1864. Companies "A" to "E" left state for Annapolis, Md., October 2, 1861. Companies "G," "I" and "K" left State for Port Royal, S.C., December 14, 1861. Companies "F" and "H" left State for Port Royal, S.C., February, 1862
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