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New York (NY) Volunteers in California
Posted by: Vern Dander (ID *****8132) Date: October 17, 2006 at 13:16:54
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Bancroft's History of California, Vol V (pgs 499-523), pub 1886, describes some of the US military units that served during the Mexican-American War in California. Included in these pages is a description of the formation, deployment, and disbanding of the New York (NY) Volunteers, the primary focus of this posting.

Footnotes on pgs 503-504 indicate the following were NY Volunteers senior personnel. Bancroft’s listing is by Regimental Staff and Company and has been rearranged alphabetically for ease of search. Bancroft makes the following amplifications in his original version:
*Quartermaster-Sergeants are in succession
Company D - many members from Philadelphia PA
Company H - raised in Albany NY
Company I - raised in Bath NY
Company K - raised in Norwich NY
:
ANDERSON, Chas C. , Lieutenant ; Company C
BARTON, Henry S. ; Lieutenant Colonel ; Reg Staff
BATCHELOR, Geo. ; Drum-Major ; Reg Staff
BELT, Geo. G. , , Quartermaster-Sergeant *(2); Reg Staff
BONNEYCASTLE, J. C. , Lieutenant ; Adjutant ; Reg Staff
BRACKETT, John E. , Captain ; Company C
BREWERTON, Geo. D. , Lieutenant ; Company C & K
BUFFUM, E. Gould , Lieutenant ; Company B
CARNES, Henry S. , Lieutenant ; Company F
CHIPMAN, Walter , Sergeant ; Company A
CONNELL, John , Sergeant ; Company G
CROSBY, Edmund P. , Sergeant ; Company C
CUTRELL, Wm. E. , Lieutenant ; Company E
DAY, John S. , Lieutenant ; Company H
DENNISTON, James G. , Sergeant ; Company B
DIMMICK, Kimball H. , Captain ; Company K
EVANS, Joseph, Sergeant ; Company I
FOLSOM, Joseph L. , Captain ; Assistant Quartermaster ; Reg Staff
FRISBIE, Eleazar , Sergeant ; Company H
FRISBIE, John B. , Captain ; Company H
GILBERT, Edward , Lieutenant ; Company H
GRAMBIS, Frederic ; Chief Musician ; Reg Staff
GROW, Wm. , Sergeant ; Company H
HAIGHT, Sam. W. ; Sutler ; Reg Staff
HARDIE, James A. ; Major ; Reg Staff
HARRIS, Stephen, Quartermaster-Sergeant *(1); Reg Staff
HEWLETT, Palmer B. , Lieutenant ; Company I
HIPWOOD, Thomas , Sergeant ; Company F
HOLLINGSWORTH, John McH. , Lieutenant ; Company I & G
HOUGHTON, S. O. , Sergeant ; Company A
HUBBARD, Geo. C. , Lieutenant ; Company K
HUDDART, John M. , Lieutenant ; Company F
IRWIN, Edward , Sergeant ; Company A
JACKSON, Geo. , Sergeant ; Company G
JOHNSON, Wm. , Sergeant ; Company C
KETCHUM, Thomas E. , Lieutenant ; Company B
LEAVENWORTH, T. M., Chaplain ; Company F
LEE, Theron R. Per , Lieutenant ; Company C & K
LEMON, Geo. F. , Lieutenant ; Company A
LIPPITT, Francis J. , Captain ; Company F
LOGAN, Joseph B. , Sergeant ; Company I
LOW, James C. , Quartermaster-Sergeant *(3); Reg Staff
LYONS, Aaron , Sergeant ; Company D
MAGEE, Henry, Lieutenant ; Company I
MARCY, Wm. G., Captain ; Commissary ; Reg Staff
MATSELL, Henry C. , Lieutenant ; Company B
MCDONALD, Alex. C. , Sergeant-Major ; Reg Staff
MOREHEAD,Joseph C. , Lieutenant ; Company D
MORRISON, Roderick M. , Lieutenant ; Company K
MORTON, Henry S. , Sergeant ; Company E
MULVEY, James , Sergeant ; Company F
MURRAY, Robert ; Assistant Surgeon ; Reg Staff
NAGLEE, Henry M. , Captain ; Company D
NORRIS, John S. , Lieutenant ; Company K
O’NEILL, John M. , Sergeant ; Company E
PENDLETON, Geo. A. , Lieutenant ; Company D
PENROSE, Geo. F. , Lieutenant ; Company A
PERRY, Alex. ; Surgeon ; Reg Staff
PARKER, Wm. C. ; Assistant Surgeon ; Reg Staff
PULIS, John C. , Sergeant ; Company F
QUEEN, James , Sergeant ; Company F
RICHARDSON, Charles , Sergeant ; Company B
RIPER, Abraham van , Sergeant ; Company E
ROACH, Thomas J. , Lieutenant ; Company C
ROACH, Wm. , Sergeant ; Company D
ROBINSON, Geo. , Sergeant ; Company C & G
SCHOOLCRAFT, Henry A. , Sergeant ; Company H
SELLERS, Jackson , Sergeant ; Company K
SHANNON, Wm. E. , Captain ; Company I
SHERWOOD, Jeremiah , Lieutenant ; Company F & G
SMITH, Wm. H. , Lieutenant ; Company I & G
STEELE, Seymour G. , Captain ; Company A
STEVENSON, Johnathan D. ; Colonel ; Reg Staff
STEVENSON, Matthew R. , Captain ; Company G (son of Colonel)
TAYLOR, Nelson , Captain ; Company E
TAYLOR, Walter , Sergeant ; Company G
THEALL, Hiram W. , Lieutenant ; Company D
TRAVERS, Wm. B. , Sergeant ; Company G
TREMMELS, Wm. R. , Lieutenant ; Company C (not in CA)
TURNER, James M. , Captain ; Company B (Did not go to CA)
VERMEULE, Thomas L. , Lieutenant ; Company E
VEVIS, Joseph ; Chief Musician ; Reg Staff
VINCENT, Joshua S. , Sergeant ; Company I
WADSWORTH, James C. L. ; Clerk ; Reg Staff
WEIRICK, Wm. H. or W. , Lieutenant ; Company F & G
WILLIAMS, Edward , Lieutenant ; Company E
WILSON, Henry J. , Sergeant ; Company D
WILT, John , Sergeant ; Company B &
WINNE, James , Sergeant ; Company H
YOUNG, Charles B. , Lieutenant ; Company A

Other members of the NY Volunteers can be found in Bancroft’s Directory & Index of California Pioneers, but their names are entered alphabetically and consequently scattered throughout various volumes of the History.

Scans of pgs 499-523, Vol V are posted at my Yahoo Photo account. Advise if you'd like access.


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