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Cattaraugus County, New York
The following is taken from Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Military Statistics of the State of New York, Albany: [The Bureau], (C. Wendell), 1866.
In May, 1861, Cattaraugus county furnished two companies of infantry, consisting each of 87 men, upon the President's call for 75,000 men.
They left the county May 20th, for rendezvous at Elmira. They were thence ordered to New York city and assigned to the Thirty-seventh Regiment N. Y. V., commanded by Col. John II. McCunn. The Thirty-seventh-regiment left New York city for the seat of war in the month of June. Upon reporting at Washington, the regiment was assigned to duty, and encamped near the Capitol, where it remained until July 21st, when it was assigned to Blenker's Provisional division. Ordered to the front to participate in the battle of Bull Run, then opening ; reaching Fairfax Station that night, it was halted and remained at Fairfax until the morning of the 22d, and was then ordered to return to Alexandria, and assigned to garrison at Fort Ellsworth.
These companies were designated as "'H" and "I" of the
Thirty-seventh regiment; and were officered as follows :
These companies served during two years, and furnished many gallant officers to regiments subsequently raised.
* Lieut. Jones - afterwards colonel of the One Hundred and Fifty-fourth New York Volunteers, and Brigadier General of volunteers.
New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military