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New York State Civil War Muster Rolls:
First Infantry Regiment, New York State Volunteers, Field and Staff

[This information is from Vol. I, p. 17 of A Record 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 supressing 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 Adjutant General's Office, S. N. Y., (Albany, N. Y.: Comstock & Cassidy, Printers, 1864). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 973.7 N531, and page images may be viewed via the University of Michigan's Making of America project and Google Books. Some abbreviated names have been expanded and some of the formatting of the original may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

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Muster Roll of the field and staff of the 1st Regiment of New York Foot Volunteer Militia, commanded by Colonel William Henry Allen, called into the service of the United States, by Proclamation of the President, from this seventh (7th) day of May, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one (1861), the date of this muster, for the term of two years, unless sooner discharged.

Names, Present and Absent
(Privates in Alphabetical Order)
RankAgeJoined for Duty and EnrolledTravelingValuation in Dollars, ofRemarks*
WhenWhereBy Whom EnrolledPeriodmiles to*miles from*HorsesHorse Equipments
Allen, William HenryColonel38May 7, 1861New YorkCol. Allen2 years     
Dyckman, GarretLieut. Col.46May 7, 1861New YorkCol. Allen2 years     
Turner, James M.Major38May 7, 1861New YorkCol. Allen2 years     
Scott, WalterAdjutant25May 7, 1861New YorkCol. Allen2 years     
Walmsley, RobertQr. Master36May 7, 1861New YorkCol. Allen2 years     
Hicks, Joseph LawrenceSurgeon26May 7, 1861New YorkCol. Allen2 years     
Howe, JohnSurgeon's Mate23May 7, 1861New YorkCol. Allen2 years     
Page, BenjaminSrgt. Major30May 7, 1861New YorkCol. Allen2 years     
Perry, Richard J.Drum Major35May 7, 1861New YorkCol. Allen2 years     
Willis, RichardFife Major37May 7, 1861New YorkCol. Allen2 years     

I certify, on honor, that this Muster Roll exhibits the true state of Col. Allen's Regiment, the First Regiment of New York Foot Militia Volunteers, commanded by Col. William Henry Allen, for the period herein mentioned; that each man answers to his own proper name in person; and that the remarks set opposite the name of each officer and soldier are accurate and just.

William Henry Allen, Colonel Commanding

Date — May 7, 1861.  Station — Quarantine Ground, Staten Island, Richmond County.

I certify, on honor, that I have carefully examined the men whose names are borne on this Roll, their horses and equipments, and have accepted them into the service of the United States for the term of two years, from this 7th day of May, 1861.

S. B. Hayman, Capt. 7th Infantry, Mustering Officer

Date — May 7, 1861.  Station — New York.


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