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From: Louis N. Beaudry’s Historic Records of 5th New York Cavalry 1st Ira Harris Guard

Key To Symbols: Veterans are in all capitals. Prisoners of War, small letter a after their name; Died of disease, small letter b after their name, Killed accidentally, small letter c after their name; Missing in Action and never heard from, small letter d after their name; Number of wounds received in action, by the numbers 1, 2, 3 etc.

Company H. Fifth New York Cavalry: This Company had in all 199 Men.

Andrews, Thomas,

Brislin, Patrick,

Bottomly, William

Beebe, Calvin L.,

BARKER, ELMER J., 2

BRYDEN, JAMES, 1

BAKER, GEORGE A., 1

BAKER, RUSSELL W.,

BROWN, WESLEY, a

Barrows, William,

Boudrye, Charles A.,

Barton, William H.,

Baker, Fayette H., 1. a

Baker, Caleb C.,

Barrett, Alvin, a

Barber, William N.,

Barber, George D.,

Black, George,

Bigelow, Amos,

Brittell, Guy,

Baker, George W.,

Benedict, Jonas A., b

Burlingame, Henry H., b

CAMPNEY, JAMES,

CURKENDALL, WALTER,

Curtis, Charles W., 2

Cornell, Oliver T.,

Chillson, Charles N., 1

Cook, William H., 1

Culver, Coolidge B.,

Carr, Duransie S., a

Connor, John, d

Chaffee, Rufus A., a

Conway, John,

Conway, John, Jr.

Cronk, Abram,

DAVIS, WILLIAM,

Dickerson, Nelson H.,

Decatur, Samuel O.,

Dawes, Orson J.,

Durno, John P.,

Durno, George C., a

Du Chene, George C., 1

Dunlap, Robert A., a

Dolbec, Cleophas,

Darling, Truman,

Dwinelle, Nehemiah B.,

Daniels, Andrew J.,

Drake, Orlando,

Davis, Almeron, a

Edwards, Robert W.,

Ellis, Richard R.,

Elliot, Robert,

Fuller, Nelson, c

Ferby, John,

FULLER, WARREN R., 1

FRENCH, JOHN C. C., a

Folger, Abram, 1. a

Finney, Thomas, 1

GORHAM, LEWIS J.,

Griffin, Henry,

Graves, Horace,

Gilleo, Henry, b

Gilleo, Charles,

Glidden, Stephen T.,

Gillett, Mark,

Hildreth, Charles H., d

Howland, Arthur,

HOWLAND, WARREN,

HANCHETT, ELBERT E.,

HOLCOMB, CHARLES H.,

HAYWARD, EUGENE B.,

Hayward, Monroe L.,

Hart, Frank, a

Hoyt, Irvin F., 1

Hammond, John, 2

Howe, Lowell E.,

Hayes, Elum,

Howke, Phineas,

Hayford, Edwin T., b

Holden, Ira E.,

HASCALL, ELISHA F.,

Ives, George,

Jackson, Richard,

Joiner, Henry M.,

JORDAN, CARLOS A., a

Johnson, Walker E., a

Johnson, Perry,

Johnson, Warren,

Johnson, Henry F.,

Jordan, Alfrado,

Jones, Irving W., a

Keach, William H., b

Kilmer, Reuben,

KNIGHT, JABEZ, a

KELLEY, WILLIAM E.,

Lane, Zadoc F.,

Laverty, William,

Laverty, Allen,

LETSON, THOMAS,

Lamb, Joseph J.,

Lafrance, Frank,

Lamson, William P., 3

Lyford, Erskine W.,

Lively, James,

Lively, William, 2

Labounty, Louis, a

Leach, George W.,

Maloney, Nelson,

Mead, Abner B.,

Moncrief, Albert,

Miller, David B.,

MILLER, HARMON C.,

Murdock, James A.,

Marshall, Charles E., b

Moore, Viceroy,

Moore, Orville J.,

MOORE. ALPHARIS H.,

MINER, JOHN J., JR. a

MASON, SILAS J., a

MCCARTY, TIMOTHY, a

MCCAUGHN, PATRICK,

MCMANUS, EDWARD, a

McConley, John, a

McKenzie, Walter J.,

McGuinniss, Warren

McGowen, Erastus, 1

Nelson, James, a

Ozier, Joseph J., 1

Odell, Henry, a

ORR, HORACE, 1. a

OAKS, NELSON S., 2

Ober, William,

Oliver, Edward A.,

Oakley, John,

Payling, William,

Porter, Robert W., 1. a

PEASE, CLARK M,

Penfield, James A., 1. a

Pierce, Amos, a

Potter, Allen L.,

Peasely, Henry, a

Page, Benjamin F., a

Parmenter, George, b

Palmer, Peter W.,

RENNE, LUCIUS F., 1

Raine, James H.,

Robbins, David H.,

Redman, John, 1. a

Rush, John, b

Sickler, Isaac,

Smith, George E.,

Smith, George W.,

Smith, Charles, a

Smith, John, a

Swift, William W.,

Shepard, Edgar C., c

Sherman, Abram,

Starling, Edgar,

Sartwell, William, 1.

Starks, John E., 1. a

STACY, JAMES, a

Spaulding, Henry, a

Spauldin, John S., a

Spaulding, Joseph W.,

Shattuck, Albert N., 1., a

Stone, Harry L.,

SCHENK, CHARLES,

Town, George L.,

Town, Simon,

Thrasher, Orlando F.,

Todd, Henry D.,

UNDERHILL, HIRAM,

Underhill, Charles,

VIALL, JOHN G,

Van Wert, James E.,

Wescott, Joseph J., 1.

Westcott, Jonathan,

WELLS, CHARLES,

WYMAN, HENRY E.,

WATERMAN, JOHN, a

Washburn, Benj. F.,

Woster, Joseph E., 2

Warner, Samuel S,

Wells, Edgar J.,

Wells, Nathaniel,

Wiley, Henry A.,

Winters, Edward A., a

Wright, Abner A., b

Wilcox, Charles H., 1.

Warren, Joseph R.,

Woodward, Zephaniah,

 

Officers List & A Short History of the 5th New York Cavalry Company H.

John Hammond, Captain, September 14th, 1861. Major, September 26th 1862. Lieutenant Colonel, March 24th, 1864. Colonel, July 3d, 1864. Discharged, Expiration of Term, September 3d, 1864. Fore-finger of his right hand broken by a pistol ball, September 13th. 1863; Leg bone just above right ankle cracked by a Minnie ball, June 1st, 1864, at Ashland.


Jonas A. Benedict, 1st Lieutenant, October 22d, 1861. Died from amputation of right arm, resulting from the bit of a man on thumb, December 11th, 1861.

James A. Penfield, 2d Lieutenant, October 22d, 1861. 1st Lieutenant, December 11th, 1861. Captain, September 26th, 1861. Wounded by sabre cut in head, and captured, July 6th, 1863. in prison till March, 1865. Resigned, May 2d, 1865.

John G. Viall, 2d Lieutenant, December 11th, 1861. 1st Lieutenant, September 26th, 1862. Captain, Company M,

April 2d, 1864.

Elmer J. Barker, 2d Lieutenant from Sergeant, September 26th, 1862. 1st Lieutenant, November 6th, 1863. Captain, March 29th, 1864. Major, November 14th, 1864.

Eugene B. Hayward, 2d Lieutenant from 1st Sergeant, November 6th, 1863. 1st Lieutenant, March 29th, 1864. Captain, November 14th, 1864.

Lucius F. Renne, 1st Lieutenant from 1st Sergeant, November 14th 1864.

Clark M. Pease, 2d Lieutenant from 1st Sergeant, November 24th, 1864.

This company was organized in Crown Point, Essex county, N. Y., by John Hammond, assisted by C.F. Hammond, Esq., who furnished all the original horses for the company to the number of one hundred and eight. It was mustered into the United States service, October 18th, 1861 at New York city, by Captain Bankhead, U.S. Army. It was detached from the regiment to cooperate with infantry in the Luray Valley, during the early part of May, 1862. While there it participated in several sprightly skirmishes with the enemy.

Lieutenant E.J. Barker distinguished himself, May 30th, 1863, by leading a charge on one of Mosby’s howitzers, where he fell wounded with two grape shot.

Abram Folger, June 30th, 1863, captured Lieut. Colonel Payne, Rebel, in a tan vat, where the colonel had fallen.

Sergeant S.J. Mason, with nine men, guarded the neutral ground between the two armies, where General Lee surrendered his army to General Grant, April 9th, 1865, at Appomattox Court House.

John P. Durno, O.T. Cornell, D.H. Robbins, all enlisted in this company at Winchester, Va., in the spring of 1862, and were all discharged at the same place, at expiration of term of service, without ever having been wounded or hurt, except that Robbins was a prisoner about five months.

Original number of men, 106; whole number 198; men killed in action, 6; mortally wounded, 2; wounded, 31; number of wounds, 34; men captured, 65; missed in action and never heard from, 2; died in Rebel prisons, 15; died of disease, 12; killed accidentally, 2; discharged by reason of wounds, 4; veterans, 28; veterans remaining, July 19th, 1865, 22; whole number of men remaining, 47.

Original number of horses remaining, 4.