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Herkimer 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.
On the outbreak of the war, the only military organization in the county of Herkimer, was the Thirty-eighth Regiment New York State Militia.
On the opening of hostilities, the officers of the above regiment commenced filling up their companies, and by the 1st of May, 1861, a number of companies were on their way to Albany to be mustered into service.
On the 15th of June, 1861, the Thirty-fourth Regiment New York State Volunteers, the first regiment from the county of Herkimer was mustered into service, two of the field officers and several of the staff and line officers of the Thirty-eighth militia, taking corresponding places in the Thirty-fourth volunteers.
A large number of Herkimer county men also went into the Fourteenth and Twenty-sixth regiments New York volunteers In all, about one thousand men went into the army from this county, before the first battle of Bull Run.
New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military