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1st Mounted Rifles Regiment
Civil War

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

The regiment lost by death, killed in action, 1 officer, 18 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 1 officer, 12 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 4 officers, 125 enlisted men; total, 6 officers, 155 enlisted men; aggregate, 161; of whom 8 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.

Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer

Muster Roll

Unit Roster

Further Reading
This is meant to be a comprehensive list. If, however, you know of a resource that is not listed below, please send an email to with the name of the resource and where it is located. This can include photographs, letters, articles and other non-book materials. Also, if you have any materials in your possession that you would like to donate, the museum is always looking for items specific to New York's military heritage. Thank you.

First New York mounted rifles, 1861-5, 12th annual reunion and dinner of the Veterans association.

Griffin, Bradney B. Letter, 28 June 1863.
6 leaves. Photostats (negative).
Letter, 28 June 1863, from Bradney B. Griffin (1843-1872), surgeon in the 1st New York Mounted Rifles, to an unknown correspondent describing efforts by the unit stationed at South Mills, North Carolina, to recapture 80 Confederate officers who had escaped while on their way to Fort Delaware. Also includes details about the residents and economic conditions of the area.
Accession 21737. Located at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.
Thank you to Ed Worman for pointing out this resource.

Van Vechten, Henry C. At the siege of Suffolk. In National tribune scrapbook I 83.




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