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

[This information is from Vol. I, p. 60 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 3d Regiment (First Brigade), of New York Volunteers, Militia (foot), commanded by Colonel Frederick Townsend, organized under a law of the State of New York, entitled "An Act to authorize the embodying and equipment of a Volunteer Militia, and provide for the Public Defense," passed April 16, 1861; called into the service of the United States, by the President, under the act of Congress approved February 28, 1795, from the fourteenth (14) 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
Townsend, FrederickColonel May 14, 1861Albany, N. Y.Col. Townsend2 years     
Alvord, Samuel M.Lieut. Col. May 14, 1861Albany, N. Y.Col. Townsend2 years     
Bayard, George D.Major May 14, 1861Albany, N. Y.Col. Townsend2 years    Lieut. G. D. Bayard, 1st Regiment U. S. Cavalry, has been elected Major in this the 3rd Regiment New York Volunteers, but has received no authority to report as such. [Signed] Frank Wheaton, Capt. U.S.A., Mustering Officer
Hoff, Alexander H.Surgeon May 14, 1861Albany, N. Y.Col. Townsend2 years     
Van Rensselaer, John J.Sur. Mate May 14, 1861Albany, N. Y.Col. Townsend2 years     
Moore, Jonathan OwenAdjutant May 14, 1861Albany, N. Y.Col. Townsend2 years     
Chase, Jackson H.Qr. Mast. May 14, 1861Albany, N. Y.Col. Townsend2 years     
Linberger, AugustusSrgt. Maj. May 14, 1861Albany, N. Y.Col. Townsend2 years     
White, Andrew T.Q. M. Srgt. May 14, 1861Albany, N. Y.Col. Townsend2 years     
Shoppilrie, FrancisDrum Major May 14, 1861Albany, N. Y.Col. Townsend2 years    [Note variant spelling Shopelric in Band Company.]
Yates, CharlesFife Major May 14, 1861Albany, N. Y.Col. Townsend2 years     

.I certify, on honor, that this Muster Roll exhibits the true state of Colonel Frederick Townsend's Regiment of the New York Volunteers, (foot) Regiments, 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.

Frederick Townsend, Colonel Commanding the Regiment

Date — May 14, 1861.  Station — Albany, N. Y.

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 14th day of May, 1861.

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

Date — May 14, 1861.  Station — Albany, N. Y.


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