26th Cavalry Regiment
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed.
Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
Mustered in: February, 1865
Mustered out by companies: June 29 to July 7,1865
This regiment, Col. Burr Porter, was organized in the States of New York, Massachusetts
and Vermont, under special authority from the War Department, for services
on he northern frontiers for one year. The New York battalion consisted of
five companies, a, H, I, K and L, and under the rulings of the War Department,
the field officers of the regiment were appointed by the Governor of this
The first company, L, Capt. David A. Piercy, was recruited, and February
24, 1865, mistered in the United States service at Malone; the second, Company
H, Capt. Henry E. Turner, was recruited, and February 22, 1865, mustered
the United States service at Watertown; the third, Company K, Capt. Edgar
Hinkley, was recruited, and February 24, 1865, mustered in the United States
at Buffalo; the fourth, Company G, Capt. Pliny Moore, was recruited, and
February 11, 1865, mustered in the United States service at Plattsburg; and
Company I, Capt. Newton H. Davis, was recruited, and February 22, 1865, mustered
in the United States service at Malone.
These companies were mustered out and honorably discharged under Col. Ferris
Jacobs, Jr.; L and I at Ogdensburg, July 1 and 3, 1865, respectively; H at
Madison Barracks, Sackett's Harbor, July 7; K at Fort Porter, Buffalo, June
29; and G at Plattsburg, July 6, 1865; having lost by death of disease, three
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Glazier, Willard Worcester. Three years in the
cavalry, by Willard Glazier. New York: R. H. Ferguson & co., 1870. 339
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