Herkimer County Men of the 18th NY Cavalry
From "History of Herkimer County, New York" by F.W. Beers & Co., New York. 1879
The writers of the Beers history gave no further information than written below. We'd like to supplement this sketchy history with other sources of information about the 18th Cavalry and the 14th Cavalry, with which it was consolidated. Are any of these men in your family tree?
Further information about this cavalry regiment is in:
- Dyer, Frederick H. A, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Vol. 2. Dayton,
OH: Morningside, 1979, p. 1380
- New York State. Adjutant General's Office. Annual Report for the Year 1894, No. 4. Albany, NY: J. B. Lyon, 1895, pp. 1350-1369; alphabetical roster of enlisted men.
- Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol. 2. Albany,NY: Weed and Parsons, 1890, pp. 1025-39; history and roster of officers.
"In the 18th regiment of cavalry, commanded by the Colonel James J. Byrne, called into the service of the United States by the President, from the 20th day of January, 1864 for the term of three years, were":
|CLARENCE, Sergeant Alfred S.||Winfield|
|JACKSON, Sergeant William||Fairfield|
|MEADE, Sergeant George W.||Winfield|
|MOORE, Sergeant John H.||German Flatts|
|ARCHER, Corporal John H.||Columbia|
|LIVERMORE, Corporal Lewis W.||Manheim|
|MEADE, Corporal Joseph L.||Columbia|
|THOMPSON, Corporal William||Warren|
|EDDY, Joseph W.||Winfield|
|EDDY, Oscar A.||Winfield|
|JENKS, Elmer D.||Manheim|
|MEADE, Henry W.||Litchfield|
|PALMER, George H.||Russia|
|St. JAMES, Peter||Manheim|
The remainder of the regiment was raised in the counties of New York, Albany, Jefferson, Lewis, Franklin, and Erie. It was mustered into the service February 3rd, 1864, and was not, therefore, subject to much hard service.
The 14th New York cavalry was consolidated with the 18th, June 12th, and the consolidated force retained in the service until May 31st, 1866, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.
Our thanks to Bill McKerrow and the historians of the Newport Historical Center for providing this information, and to Maggie Coletta for her assistance in typing this and many of our other Civil War rosters.
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