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Eighteenth Infantry Regiment, New York State Volunteers, Company B

[This information is from Vol. I, pp. 408-409 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 Captain John Hastings' Company, in the 18th Regiment of New York Volunteer Militia (Riflemen), commanded by Colonel William A. Jackson, organized under a law of the State of New York, entitled "An Act to authorize the embodying and equipment of a Volunteer Militia, and to provide for the Public Defense," passed April 16, 1861; and called into the service of the United States by the President, under the act of Congress, approved February 28, 1795, from the 17th day of May, 1861, (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
Hastings, JohnCaptain May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Wands, Alexander HamiltonLieut. May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Norton, M. La FayetteEnsign May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Barron, James1st Sergt.39May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Skelton, StephenSergeant29May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Purdy, William B.Sergeant21May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Morse, James H.Sergeant33May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Wiseman, RobertCorporal23May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Ponson, WilliamCorporal20May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Combs, JohnCorporal21May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Porter, CharlesCorporal20May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Sleiter, ChristianMusician37May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Silsby, WilliamMusician19May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Anderson, JohnPrivate31May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Armstrong, William R.Private26May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Adams, George C.Private34May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Allen, JohnPrivate35May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Briggs, SanfordPrivate22May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Baker, JohnPrivate23May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Burn, JohnPrivate18May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Birdsell, PeterPrivate19May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years    Editorial note: name written as Birdsrell
Cunningham, John C.Private20May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Coyle, WilliamPrivate19May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Connors, JohnPrivate30May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Calder, Robert C.Private20May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Carroll, HenryPrivate18May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Craig, John R.Private18May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years    Editorial note: name written as Craige
Corbally, EdwardPrivate31May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Clark, Ephraim C.Private36May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Chase, John F.Private30May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Degroat, AddrianusPrivate42May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years    Editorial note: name written as Addmnos Degroot
Dobson, ThomasPrivate27May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Emperor, JohnPrivate23May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years    Editorial note: name written as Emprior
Forsyth, JamesPrivate34May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Fix, JohnPrivate19May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Foxin, JohnPrivate20May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Griffin, Patrick H.Private18May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Gillmore, JohnPrivate22May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Harrigan, JohnPrivate21May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Hotaling, CorneliusPrivate18May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Hayerman, JohnPrivate29May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Hunt, Joseph G. W.Private21May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Hunter, JohnPrivate19May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Hennessy, RichardPrivate19May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Jackson, WilliamPrivate18May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Jones, JohnPrivate18May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Kelly, RobertPrivate21May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Kennedy, AlexanderPrivate38May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Luny, MichaelPrivate42May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Langdon, TheodorePrivate25May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years    Editorial note: name written as Sherdore Langdon
Lackey, MajorPrivate18May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Maguire, EdwardPrivate22May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years    Editorial note: name written as Megguire
Miller, RichardPrivate20May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Martin, GeorgePrivate34May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Mills, Arthur W.Private40May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Nauman, Charles H.Private34May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
O'Neil, PatrickPrivate22May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Peterson, FrederickPrivate39May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Peterson, CharlesPrivate44May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Reynolds, Charles B.Private19May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Ryan, JeremiahPrivate34May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Riely, JamesPrivate39May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Riely, EdmondPrivate22May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Rice, JamesPrivate18May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Smith, NathanielPrivate20May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Smith, John W.Private22May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Souls, JohnPrivate31May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Statker, JohnPrivate18May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Sassagrant, WilliamPrivate18May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Thorne, DanielPrivate18May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Thompson, Charles H.Private25May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Van Benthuesen, FrancisPrivate40May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Van Zandt, HenryPrivate21May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Van Hoesen, PeterPrivate28May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Wood, AlbertPrivate41May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     
Willes, JessePrivate18May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years    Editorial note: name written as Jessee Willis
Williams, JohnPrivate32May 17, 1861Albany, N. Y.John Hastings2 years     

I certify, on honor, that this Muster Roll exhibits the true state of Captain John Hastings' Company of the 18th Regiment (Riflemen) N. Y. S. Volunteers, 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.

John Hastings, Capt. Commanding the Company

Date — May 17, 1861.  Station — Albany, N. Y.

I certify, on honor, that I have carefully examined the men whose names are borne on this Roll, and their equipments, and have accepted them into the service of the United States for the term of two (2) years, from this 17th day of May, 1861.

Frank Wheaton, Capt. U. S. Army, Mustering Officer

Date — May 17, 1861.  Station — Albany, N. Y.


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