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26th New York Cavalry

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26th New York Cavalry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 5     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
Twenty-sixth New York Cavalry. — Cols., Burr Porter, Ferris Jacobs, Jr.; Lieut.-Cols., Ferris Jacobs, Jr., William E. Beardsley; Majs., William E. Beardsley, Charles E. Rice, Josiah Grout, Jr., Edward T. Bouve. This regiment, known as the Frontier cavalry, was organized in the states of New York, Massachusetts and Vermont under special authority from the war department, to serve on the northern frontier for one year. The five companies, G, H, I, K and L, composing the N. Y. battalion, were recruited in the counties of St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis, Franklin, Clinton, Essex and Erie, and were mustered into the U. S. service from Feb. 11 to 24, 1865. Gov. Fenton appointed the field officers of the regiment, under a ruling of the war department. The above companies were mustered out under Col. Jacobs from June 29 to July 7, 1865, having lost 3 men who died of disease.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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