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A EECOED



OF THE



COMMISSIONED OFFICERS,



NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATES,



OF THE REGIMENTS WHICH WERE



ORGANIZED IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK



AND CALLED INTO THE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES



TO ASSIST IN



SUPPRESSING THE REBELLION



CAUSED BY THE SECESSION OF SOME OF THE SOUTHERN STATES FROM THE UNION,
A D. 1861, AS TAKEN FROM THE MUSTER-IN ROLLS ON FILE IN THE

Mtw york(Stute-j ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE, S. N. Y.



VOL. II.



ALBANY, N. Y.

COMSTOOK & CASSIDT, PEIWTERS,
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HEAD-QUARTERS-STATE OF NEW YORK,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE, |
Albany, January \st, 1864. f

I certify that the following names are correctly taken from the Muster RoUs^

on file in this Office, of the Volunteer Troops called into the service of the United

States, commencing April 15, A. D. 1861, and printed under the act of the Legislature

passed April 23d, 1863.

JOHN T. SPRAGUE,

Adjutant General.



BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OP AMERICA



A PROCLAMATION.



Whereas existing exigencies demand immediate and adequate measures for the protection
of the National Constitution and the preservation of the National Union by the suppression of
the insurrectionary combinations now existing in several States for opposing the laws of the
Union and obstructing the execution thereof, to which end a military force in addition to that
called forth by my proclamation of the fifteenth day of April in the present year, appears to
be indispensably necessary :

Now, therefore, I, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States, and Com-
mander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy thereof, and of the Militia of the several States when
called into actual service, do hereby call into the service of the United States forty-two thou-
sand and thirty-four volunteers, to serve for the period of three years unless sooner discharged,
and to be mustered into service as infantry and cavalry. The proportions of each arm and the
•details of enrollment and organization will be made known through the Department of War.

And I also direct that the regular army of the United States be increased by the addition
of eio-ht regiments of infantry, one regiment of cavalry, and one regiment of artillery, making
altogether, a maximum aggregate increase of twenty-two thousand seven hundred and fourteen,'
officers and enlisted men, the details of which increase will also be made known through the
Department of War.

And I further direct the enlistment for not less than one or more than three years, of
eighteen thousand seamen, in addiiion to the present force, for the naval service of the United
States. The details of the enlistment and organization will be made known through the Depart-
ment of the Navy.

The call for volunteers, hereby made, and the direction for the increase of the regular
army, and for the enlistment of seamen hereby given, together with the plan of organization
adopted for the volunteers and for the regular forces hereby authorized will be submitted to
Congress as soon as assembled.
, Vo:. II. -iB



In the meantime I earnestly invoke the co-operation of all good citizens in the measures
hereby adopted, for the eflfectual suppression of unlawful violence, for the impartial enforcement
of constitutional laws, and for the speediest possible restoration of peace and order, and, with
these, of happiness and prosperity throughout the country.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caiused the seal of the United
States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this third day of May, in the year of our Lord

[L. S.J one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and of the Independence of the

United States the eighty-fiftli. ,. ;j'f

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
By the President :

William H. Seward, Secretary of State.



PEOGLAMATIOIsr

BY

EDWIN D. M OEGAN,



GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.



The President of the United States having requested me to furnish additional troops for
the prompt suppression of resistance to the Constitution and the Laws, I do hereby call for a
volunteer force of twenty-five thousand men, to serve for three years, or during the war. Such
force will be raised pursuant to a General Order, which will be issued immediately, and which
will prescribe the mode of organization. To the end that every portion of the State may have
an opportunity to contribute thereto, the rendezvous will be at New York, Albany and Elmira.
The head-quarters at Albany.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and af&xed the privy seal of
[L. S.] the State, at the city of Albany, this twenty-fifth day of July, in the year of

our Lord, one thousand eight hundred .and sixty-one.;

EDWIN D. MORGAN.

By the Governor : :-. i

LocKWOOD L. JioTY, Private JSecretary. \.



GENERAL HEAD-QUARTERS-STATE OF NEW YORK



GENERAL ORDERS,

No. 78.



ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Albany, July 30, 1861.



The President of the United States having made a requisition on the State of New York
for 25,000 additional volunteers to serve for three years or during the war, the following regu-
lations for their organization are hereby published :

1. There will be twenty-flve regiments, numbered from forty-three to si?:ty-seven, bolih
inclusive, one of which will be organized as artillery, with six batteries of four guns each.
Detailed instructions for the artillery will be published hereafter.

2. Each infantry regiment will consist of ten companies, and each company will be
organized as follows :

One Captain, one First Lieutenant, one Second Lieutenant, one First Sergeant, four Ser-
geants, eight Corporals, two Musicians, one Wagoner, and not less than sixty-four or more than
eighty-two Privates ; maximum aggregate, one hundred and one,

3. Each regiment will be organized as follows :

Xaximum.



1010 Company o|Rcers and enlisted men.
1 ColoneL ? ' ■



Hinimum.

830 Company ofl&cers and enlisted men.
1 Colonel,. .. ; ' t i - i

1 Lieutenant ColoneL
1 Major.

1 Adjutant (a Lieutenant). '
1 Regimental Quartermaster (a Lieutenant)
1 Surgeon.
1 Assistant Surgeon.
1 Chaplain.
1 Sergeant-Major.

1 Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant.
1 Regimental Commissary-Sergeant.

1 Hospital Steward.

2 Principal Musicians.
24 Musicians for Band.

'868 Aggregate.



4. There will be three Dfepots at which the volunteers will assemble :

One in New York city, to be commanded by Brigadier-General Yates ;
One at Albany, to be commanded by Brigadier-General Rathbone ; an^
One at Elmira, to be commanded by Brigadier-General Van Valkenburgh.





Lieutenant-Colonel.




Major.




Adjutant (a Lieutenant).




Regimental Quartermaster (a Lieutenant).




Surgeon.




Assistant Surgeon.




Chaplain.




Sergeant-Major.




Regimental Quartermaster- Sergeant.




Regimental Commissary-Sergeant.




Hospital Steward.


2


Principal Musicians.


24 Musicians for Band.


1048


Aggregate.



5. When thirty-two or more persons shall present their application to the Commandant
of a Depot for a company organization, he will appoint an Inspector to make an inspection^
and after the above number of able bodied men, between the ages of eighteen and forty-five
(minors having exhibited the written consent of their parents or guardians), have been inspected
by him, the Inspector will certify the result thereof to such Commandant, by whose order
transportation to his Depot will be provided. On their arrival there, they will be examined by
the Medical Examiner of the Depot, and quarters and subsistence will be furnished.

6. The above rule will apply to the transportion, &c., of the recruits, who may be enlisted
from time to time, to complete the organization of a company. ,, ^^

7. When thirty-two or more men shall have been thus accepted by the Medical Ex-
aminer, the Commandant of the Depot will immediately direct them t6 nominate, by ballot, a
Captain and Lieutenant of the company ; the remaining officers to be nominated on the com-
pletion of the company organization.

8. After an examination as hereinafter provided (paragraph 16) of the persons so
nominated as officers, the Commandant of the Depot will transmit the inspection roll, with
certificates of inspection, nomination and examination, to the Adjutant- General of the State.
If the company thus organized shall be accepted by the Commander-in-Chief, the pay of the
officers and men will commence from the date of such acceptance.

9. The company non-commissioned officers, until the company shall be embodied in a
regiment, will be appointed by the Captain ; afterwards by the Regimental Commander, on
the recommendation of the Captain.

10. The field officers for these regiments will be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief
after they shall have passed a satisfactory examination, before a board of officers to be herein-
after named, and will be assigned to the various Depots, to superintend the organization of their
regiments under the the orders of Commandants of Depots.

11. If delay should occur in the filling up of any company or regiment to the minimum
standard to entitle it to be mustered into the United States service, the Commander-in-Chief
will disband or consolidate ;the incomplete organizations, or transfer companies or accept new
organizations, as circumstances may require. -When companies are consolidated the officers will
be assigned according to rank, and when rank is of the same date it will be fixed by lot
Officer rendered supernumerary by disbanding or consolidating incomplete companies or re oi-
ments, will be discharged from the service, and their pay, &c., will cease from the date of such
discharge.

12. After the acceptance of a regimesnt, the Colonel will appoint frpm the company sub-
alterns an Adjutant and a Regimental Quartermaster, who may be reassigned to companies it
his pleasure.

13. The Surgeon and Assistant Surgeon will be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief
after they shall have passed an examination by a commission prescribed by the Medical
Department. ■ >i

14. The Non-commissioned Staff will be selected by the Colonel from the non-commi«'
sioned officers.! ajid. privates of the regiment; an4 vacancies so created will be filled b
appointment as is prescribed above.



15- The Regimental Chaplain will be appointed by the Regimental Commander, on the
vote of the field officers and company commanders on duty with the regiment at the time the
appointment is made. The Chaplain must be a regularly ordained minister of some christian
denomination, and will receive the pay and allowances of a Captain of cavalry.

16. The Commander-in-Chief will appoint for each Depot, a Board of Examiners, to
examine into the qualifications of persons nominated for company officers.

17. Field officers will be examined in the School of the Company and Battalion ; company
officers in the School of the Soldier^and Company ; artillery officers, in addition to the above,
will be examined in Artillery Tactics and other branches of that arm' of the service. The exam-
iners will also inquire into the moral character and habits of the persons examined, and report
for the information of the Commander-in-Chief. When a person designated as an officer shall
be found not qualified, another nomination will be made instead. When no nomination shall
be made to the Commander-in-Chief, he will fill the vacancy.

' 18. When regiments are duly organized according to the above regulations, they will bo
presented for muster into the service of the United States. Care will be taken to send one
muster roll to the Adjutant-General of the State.

19. The following extracts from General Orders No. 15, from the War Department, will
b3 deemed a part of this order :

" The officers, non-commissioned officers and privates organized as above set forth, will,
in all respects, be placed on the footing, as to pay and allowances, of similar corps of the regular
army : Provided, that their allowances for clothing shall be $2.50 per month for infantry.

"Every volunteer non-commissioned officer, private, musician and arlificer, who enters
the service of the United States under this plan, shall be paid at the rate of fifty cents, and if a
cavalry volunteer,- twenty-five cents additional, in lieu of forage, for every twenty miles of travel
from his home to the place of muster, the distance to be measured by the shortest usually
traveled route ; and when honorably discharged, an allowance, at the same rate, from the place
of his discharge to his home, and in addition thereto tlie sum of one hundred dollars.

" Any volunteer who may be received into the service of the United States under this
plan and who may be wounded or otherwise disabled in the service, shall be entitled to the
benefits which have been Or may be conf ;rred on perf5ons disabled in the regular service, and
the legal heirs of such as die or may be killed in service, in addition to all arrears of pay and
allowance's, shall receive the sum of one hundred dollars.

" The Bands of the regiments of infantry will be paid as follows : one-fourth of each will
receive the pay and allowances of sergeants of engineer soldiers ; en :-fourth those of corporals
of eno-ineer soldiers, and the remaining half those of privates of engineer soldiers of the 1st class.

" The wao-oners and saddlers will receive the pay and allowances of corporals of cavalry.

" The Regimental Commissary-Sergeant will receive the pay and allowances of a Regi-
mental Sergcant-Major. Ths Cjmpany Quirtcrmaster-Sergeant, the pay and allowances of a
Sergeant of cavaky."

By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

^ DUNCAN CAMPBELL, ^ssjstow^ ^^w^an'-e^m^m?.

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GENERAL IIEAD-QUARTERS-STATE OF NEW YORK,

GENERAL OEDEES, ) ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, )

Ko. 87. ) Albant, Augicsi 17, 1861. )

The President of the United States having made requisition on the State'of New York for
two regiments of cavalry, and two regiments of artillerj^, the following regulations for their
organization are published : r^-. ,,

I. CAVALRY. 'I '''

Each regiment Avill consist of two battalions (which may be afterwards, increased to three
battalions if considered necessary) ; each battalion will consist of two squadrons, and each squadron
will consist of two companies, which will be organized as follows:

1 Captain.

1 First Lieutenant.

1 Second Lieutenant.

1 First Sergeant

1 Company Quartermaster-Sergeant.
4 Sergeants.

8 Corporals.
a Musicians.

2 Farriers and Blacksmiths.
1 Saddler.

1 Wagoner.
56 Privates.



79 Minimum aggregate.

Each battalion will be organized as follows :

316 Company officers and enlisted men.
1 Major.

i Battalioii Adjutant.

1 Battalion Quartermaster and Commissary (a Lieutenant).
1 Sergeant-Major.
1 Quartermaster-Sergeant
1 Commissary-Sergeant
1 Hospital Steward,
1 Saddler-Sergeant
1 Veterinary-Sergeant

325 Minimum aggregate.



11

Eacli regiment (if composed of two battalions) will be organized as follows

650 Baittalion officers and enlisted men.

1 Colonel.

1 Lieutea ant-Colonel.

1 Regimental Adjutant (a Lieutenant).

1 Regimental Quartermaster and Commissary (a Lieutenant).

1 Surgeon.

1 Assistant-Surgeon.

1 Chaplain.

2 Cbief Buglers.

16' Musicians for Band.



675 Minimum aggregatei *

IL ARTILLERY.

Eacb regiment of artillery will consist of eight batteries, and each battery will be organissed
as follows :

1 Captain.
1 First Lieutenant.
1 Second Lieutenant.
1 First Sergeant.

1 Company Quartermaster-Sergeant.
4 Sergeants.

8 'Corporals,

2 Musicians.

2 Artificers.
1 Wagoner.

58 Privates.

80 Minimum aggregate.

Each regimejit will be organized as follows :

640 Company officers and enlisted men.
1 Colonel.
1 Lieutenant-Colonel.

3 Majors.

1 Adjutant.

1 Regimental Quartermaster and Commissaiy (a Lieutenant).

1 Surgeon.

1 Assistant-Surgeon.

1 Chaplain,

1 Sergeant-Major.



12



1 Quartermaster-Sergeant.

2 Principal Musicians.
1 Hospital Steward.

24 Musicians for Band.



679 Minimum aggregate.

III. All the provisions of General Order No. 78, from' and including paragraph 4 to the
end thereof, shall be considered as applicable to the foregoing organizations, with the following
emendations, which shall also apply to the organization of the twenty-four regiments of infantry
called for in said order :

Paragraph 1 6 is modified so as to permit the examination of persons as to their qualifications
fo^r company officers previous to their designation as such, and the certificate of the Board, of such
examination and. approval, shall be sufficient, if they shall be subsequently so designated.

The following will be considered an addition to paragraph 5 :

Such persons as have received the certificate of the Board of Examiners as being qualified
for company officers, and shall be engaged in raising a company, shall be allowed thirt)' cents per
day for the board of the men enlisted previous to their inspection and being sent to Depot ;
pi'ovided, however, that a list of the men, with the date of their enlistment, be presented, verified
By affidavit ; and provided, also, that the time allowed for boarding any portion of such men shall
not exceed ten days, and that no allowance shall be made for any men who are not subsequently
mustered into the service of the United States.

Paragraph 19 is amended, so that the allowance tor clothing for all volunt;3ers shall be
$3.50 per month.

By order of the Commander-in Chief.

DUNCAN CAMPBELL,



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GENERAL HEAD-QMRTERS-STATE OF ¥EW YORK,



GENERAL ORDERS,
No. 113.



ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Albany, Koverriber 26, 1861.



I. The organization of volunteers for the the several arms of the service will hereafter
proceed according to the following rules and regulations ; the aggregate number which will be
accepted to be determined by sthe exigencies of the service.

II. Each regiment of infantry will consist of ten companies, each company to be
organized as follows :

Minimum. Maximum.

1 Captain. 1 Captain.

1 First Lieutenant. 1 First Lieutenant.

1 Second Lieutenant. 1 Second Lieutenant,

1 First Sergeant. 1 First Sergeant.
4 Sergeants. 4 Sergeants.

8 Corporals. 8 Corporals.

2 Musicians. 2 Musicians.
1 Wagoner. 1 Wagoner.

64 Privates 82 Privates.



83 Aggregate.


101


Aggregate.


For the regiment there will be :






Minimum.




Maximum.


830 Company officers and enlisted men.


1010


Company officers and enlisted men.


1 Colonel.




Colonel.


I Lieutenant Colonel.




Lieutenant-Colonel,


1 Major.

1 Adjutant.

1 Regimental Quartermaster.




Major.

Adjutant.

Regimental Quartermaster.


1 Surgeon.

1 Assistant Surgeon.




Surgeon.
Assistant Surgeon.


1 Cliaplain.

1 Sergeant-Major.

1 Regimental Quartei:master-Sergeant.

1 Regimental Commissary-Sergeant.




Chaplain.

Sergeant-Major.

Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant,

Regimental Commissary-Sergeant.


1 Hospital Steward.

2 Principal Mjisician^.


2


Hospital Steward.
Principal Musicians.


844 Aggregate.


1024 Aggregate.



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14



CAVALEY.
III. Each regiment of cavalry will consist of three battalions, each battalion of two
squadrons, each squadron of two companies.



Each company will be organized as follows ;



Minimuin.

1 Captain.
1 First Lieutenant.
1 Second Lieutenant.
1 First Sergeant.

1 Company Quartermaster-Sergeant.
4 Sergeants.

8 Corporals.

2 Musicians.
2 Farriers

1 Saddler.
1 Wagoner.
56 Privates.



79 Aggregate.
Each battalion will be organized as follows :

Minimum.

316 Company officers and enlisted men.

1 Major.

1 Battalion Adjutant,

1 Battalion Quartermaster and Commis-
sary.

1 Sergeant-Major.

1 Quartermaster-Sergeant.

1 Commissary-Sergeant.

1 Hospital Steward.

1 Saddler-Sergeant.

1 Yeterinary-Sergeant.

325 Aggregate.



Maximum.

Captain.

First Lieutenant.

Second Lieutenant.

First Sergeant.

Company Quartermaster-Sergeant.

Sergeants.

Corporals.

Musicians.

Farriers.

Saddler.

Wagoner.



1
1
1
1

1

4
8
2
2
1
1
72 Privates.



95 Aggregate.



Maximum.

380 Company officers and enlisted men.



Major,

Battalion Adjutant.

Battalion Quartermaster and Commis

sary.
Sergeant-Maj or.
Quartermaster-Sergeant. ,
Commissary-Sergeant.
Hospital Steward.
Saddler-Sergeant.
Veterinary-Sergeant.



389 Aggregate,



Each regiment'of cavalry, of three battalions, will be organized as follows i



Minimum.

975 Battalion officers and enlisted men,
1 Colonel.

1 Lieutenant-Colonel.
1 Regimental Adjutant.
1 Eegimental Quartermaster and Com-
missary.



Maximum.

1167 Battalion officers and enlisted men.
1 Colonel.
1 Lieutenant-Colonel,

1 Regimental Adjutant. ^

1 Regimental Quartermaster j and' ; Com-



missary. , . ^r .



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1 Surgeon.

1 Assistaut-Snrgeon.

1 Chaplain.

2 Chief Buglers.



1 Surgeon.

1 Assistant-Surgeon.

1 Chaplain.

2 Chief Buglers.



9S4 Aggregate.



1176 Aggregate.



ARTILLERY.

IV. Each regiment will be composed of eight or twelve batteries, and each battery will be
organized as follows :



Miaimuiu.


Maximum.


1 Captain.


1 Captain.


1 First Lieutenant.


2 First Lieutenants.


1 Second Lieutenant.


2 Second Lieutenants.


1 First Sergeant.


1 First Sergeant.


1 Company Quartermaster-Sergeant.


1 Company Quartermaster-Sergeant


4 Sergeants.


6 Sergeants,


8 Corporals.


12 Corporals.


2 Musicians.


2 Musicians.


2 Artificers.


6 Artificers.


1 Wagoner.


1 Wagoner.


58 Privates.


122 Privates.


80 Aggregate.


156 Aggregate.



The' regiment will be organized, supposing it to consist of twelve batteries, as follows

Minimum.

960 Company officers and enlisted men.
1 Colonel.
1 Lieutenant-Colonel,



3 Majors.
1 Adjutant.

1 Regimental Quartermaster and Com-
missary. .
1 Surgeon.
1 Assistant-Surgeon.,
1 Chaplain.
1 Sergeant-Majoi".
1 Quartermaster-Sergeant.

1 Commissary-Sergeant.

2 Principal Musicians.
1 Hospital Steward.



Maximum,

1872 Company officers and enlisted men.
1 Colonel.

1 Lieutenant-Colonel.
8 Majors.
I Adjutant.
1 Regimental Quartermaster and Com.

missai y.
1 Surgeon.
1 Assistant Surgeon^
1 Chaplin.
I Sergeant-Major.
i Quartermaster-Sergeant.

1 Commissary-Serge mt.

2 Principal Musician?.
1 Hospital Steward.



976, Aggregate.



1888 Aggregate.



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A Major will be allowed to every four batteries.



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V. Commissioned oiBcers of companies will be appointed and commissioned by the Governor,
on the nomination of the privates of companies, after they shall have passed aji examination, as
hereinafter provided.

VI. The non-commissioned officers of a company, until the formation of a reginlent, will be
appointed by the Captain — afterwaids by the Colonel of the regiment, on the recommendation of
the Captain, except in the case of the appointments of a Corporal and Sergeant, as provided for in
paragraph 22 of this Order.

VII. Field officers will be appointed and commissioned, by the Governor, from candidates,
who shall have passed a satisfactory examination, unless otherwise specially ordered,

VIII. The Eegimental Staff, commissioned and non-commissioned, except the Surgeon,
Assistant Surgeon and Chaplain, will be appointed by the Eegimental Commander. Adjutants
and Quartermasters are extra Lieutenants in infantry regiments, and if they be selected from the
company Lieutenants, the vacancies may be filled by the Governor. In cavalry regiments
Battalion Adjxutants are extia Lieutenants, but Regimental Adjutants are not, nor are any Quarter-
masters, whether Regimental or Battalion.

IX. The Surgeon and Assistant Surgeon, will be appointed by the Governor, on the recom-
mendation of the Surgeon-General, after they shall have passed an examination before a Medical
Board.

X. There ^shall be allowed to each regiment one Chaplain, who shall be appointed by the
Regimental Commander, on the vote of the Field Officers and Company Commanders on duty with



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