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Oneida Cavalry Soldier
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 7 View the Entire Book
|Oneida Cavalry. This independent company was raised and organized
at Oneida, Madison county, and was there mustered into the U. S. service for three years,
Sept. 4, 1861, under the command of Capt. David P. Mann. It left the state the same month
and served at the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, performing escort and guard
duty, furnishing couriers, etc. On the expiration of its term of service the original
members, except veterans, were mustered out and the organization composed of veterans and
recruits remained in service until June 13, 1865, when it was mustered out near
Washington, under command of Capt. James E. Jenkins. During its long period of service it
was present at all the important battles fought by the Army of the Potomac, from the siege
of Yorktown in 1862 to the surrender of Lee at Appomattox. Eleven enlisted men died of
disease and other causes during its term of service.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2