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Eighteenth Infantry Regiment, New York State Volunteers, Field and Staff

[This information is from Vol. I, p. 405 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 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
Jackson, William A.Colonel29May 17, 1861AlbanyWilliam A. Jackson2 years     
Young, William H.Lieut. Col.37May 17, 1861AlbanyWilliam A. Jackson2 years     
Myers, George R.Major24May 17, 1861AlbanyWilliam A. Jackson2 years     
Van Ingen, James L.Surgeon43May 17, 1861AlbanyWilliam A. Jackson2 years     
Edmeston, Alexander A.Surg. Mate31May 17, 1861AlbanyWilliam A. Jackson2 years     
Russell, John H.Adjutant25May 17, 1861AlbanyWilliam A. Jackson2 years     
Horsfall, William V.Qr. Mast.34May 17, 1861AlbanyWilliam A. Jackson2 years     
Holden, Thomas M.Srgt. Maj.26May 17, 1861AlbanyWilliam A. Jackson2 years     
Wands, RobertQ. M. Sergt.26May 17, 1861AlbanyWilliam A. Jackson2 years     
Whitcomb, W. PittDrum Major31May 17, 1861AlbanyWilliam A. Jackson2 years     
Green, Isaac S.Fife Major26May 17, 1861AlbanyWilliam A. Jackson2 years     

I certify, on honor, that this Muster Roll exhibits the true state of the Field and Staff of the 18th Regiment of N.Y. S. V. (Riflemen), 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 A. Jackson, Col. Commanding Regiment

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, their horses and 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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