7th Cavalry Regiment
First Mounted Rifles
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 7th ed.
Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
Left State: November 23, 1861
Mustered Out: March 31, 1862
This regiment was also designated at times, and especially by the War Department,
as the 7th N. Y. Volunteer Cavalry; the sketch of the regiment will, however,
be found under its correct appellation, namely, 1st
Regiment Mounted Rifles.
Northern Black Horse Cavalry. This regiment was organized at Troy to serve
three years. November 18, 1861, it was designated by the State authorities as
the ad Regiment of Cavalry; by the War Department it was designated 7th N. Y.
Volunteer Cavalry, under which designation it was mustered out of service, and
is, therefore, here so recorded. The companies were mustered in the service
of the United States, A at Salem, November 6; B at Sandy Creek, November 6;
C, D, E, F and H at Troy, November 6; and G at Elmira, November 8, 1861.
There were only eight companies organized and these were recruited principally:
A at Salem; B at Sandy Creek; C at Troy, Hoosick Falls, Schenectady, Berlin,
Petersburgh and Grafton; D at Troy, Ogdensburgh, Newburgh, Saugerties and Goshen;
E at Troy, Lowville, Albany and Carthage; F at Troy, Ballston, Broadalbin, Gloversville
and May-field; G at Elmira, Lockport and Troy; H at Troy, Boonville, Ballston,
Schuylerville, Nassau and Pittstown.
The regiment, commanded by Col. Andrew J. Morrison, left the State November
23, 1861, and served near Washington, D. C., until March 31, 1862, when, not
having been mounted, it was honorably discharged and mustered out.
During its service it lost by death, of disease, seven enlisted men.
Civil War Newspaper Clippings
Cavalry Flank Marker
7th Cavalry National
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