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Suffolk County, New York
in the Civil War

Civil War Newspapers
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The following tables are taken from Fourth Annual Report of the Bureau of Military Statistics of the State of New York, Albany: Week, Parsons & Co., 1867.
Thank you to Paul Stambach for transcribing this information.

ABSTRACT of Reports from Supervisors of Towns and Treasurer of County, showing amount of moneys paid out for Bounties, etc., and for what purposes paid in the years 1862, 1863, 1864 and 1865.
TOWNS.   EXPENDITURES. 
Paid for town bounties.    Paid for fees and expenses.  Paid interest on loans.  Paid principal of loans.  Paid support of families.  State bonds on hand.  Cash on hand.  Discount on bonds.  Reimbursed to tax pay'rs.   Total Paid.   Principal of loans out-standing. 
Brookhaven  $126,375.00 2,676.27 $12,901.70 $84,685.00 $666.73 $44,000.00 $1,200.00     $272,504.70 $45,033.00
Easthampton  33,242.00 1,719.65 $1,907.65 5,500.00 2,121.00 22,000.00 374.25     66,864.55 31,800.00
Huntington  174,341.25 2,035.70 14,627.61 1,250.00 16,117.82 67,000.00 3,895.86     279,268.24 162,679.00
Islip  69,975.00 2,146.70 5,800.00 16,000.00 12,744.86 21,000.00 1,008.57     128,675.13 66,150.00
Riverhead  81,189.00 1,821.00 6,556.00 2,400.00 6,184.00 26,000.00 5,736.77     129,886.77 77,150.00
Shelter Island  5,585.00 3,403.83 556.36 8,885.00     114.51     18,544.70  
Smithtown  37,610.00 1,477.00 4,000.00 21,400.00 3,263.00         67,750.00 12,050.00
Southhampton  124,645.00 11,857.13 14,218.06 71,901.65 4,799.50         227,421.34 69,400.00
Southold  115,880.00 2,675.00 13,518.44 58,000.00 13,007.86 43,000.00 5,920.00     252,001.73 87,084.30
TOTAL  $768,842.25 $29,812.28 $74,085.82 $270,021.65 $58,904.77 $223,000.00 $18,249.96     $1,442,916.73 $551,934.30

 


ABSTRACT of Reports from Supervisors of Towns and Treasurer of County, showing amount of moneys received for Bounties, etc., and from what sources in the years
1862, 1863, 1864 and 1865.
TOWNS.   RECEIPTS. 
RECEIVED FROM TOWN TAXES  RECEIVED FROM TOWN LOANS  RECEIVED FROM STATE PAYMASTER GENERAL  Premuim on S. Bonds  Total
Received.
 
   1862.  1863.  1864.  1865.  1862.  1863.  1864.  1865.  In cash.  State bonds.  Interest on bonds. 
Brookhaven    $9,800.00 $66,666.70 $21,120.00 $29,000.00   $95,518.00 $5,200.00 $1,200.00 $44,000.00     $272,504.70
Easthampton    $2,000.00 $5,200.00     $6,600.00 $12,900.00 $17,800.00 $200.00 $22,000.00 $164.55   $66,864.55
Huntington  $2,313.50 $7,985.00 $21,867.00 $7,247.00   $19,555.63 $133,370.00 $11,004.00 $7,860.00 $67,000.00 $1,066.11   $279,268.24
Islip    $7,498.32 $6,056.35 $8,245.89 $11,000.00 $9,000.00 $58,150.00 $4,000.00 $3,200.00 $21,000.00 $524.57   $128,675.13
Riverhead    $3,000.00 $8,500.00 $6,500.00   $13,100.00 $67,050.00   $4,600.00 $26,000.00 $1,104.47 $32.30 $129,886.77
Shelter Island  $86.10 $618.10 $3,467.50 $1,310.00 $1,435.00   $7,000.00 $775.00 $3,853.00       $18,544.70
Smithtown  $8,000.00 $900.00 $6,500.00 $7,500.00     $33,450.00   $1,400.00 $10,000.00     $67,750.00
Southhampton    $4,397.95 $8,421.76 $30,500.00 $22,924.82 $1,682.27 $102,184.15 $14,510.39 $12,800.00 $30,000.00     $227,421.34
Southold    $10,000.00 $20,000.00 $28,000.00 $20,900.00 $5,930.24 $110,949.20 $7,301.86 $5,920.00 $43,000.00     $252,001.30
                           
TOTAL  $10,399.60 $46,199.37 $146,679.31 $110,422.89 $85,259.82 $55,868.14 $620,571.35 $60,591.25 $41,033.00 $263,000.00 $2,859.70 $32.30 $1,442,916.73
*No moneys raised by the county for war purposes.

 

Index to Newspaper Articles from Suffolk County periodicals.
Indexed by David Moore.

Long-Islander
City: Huntington
County: Suffolk
Frequency: Weekly
Date
Title
1862:05:09 [Letter], from Eben G. Platt [Bgl., 1st N.Y. (Cav.). Co. A], dated Pequosin River, 4/23/62, near Yorktown, Va.
1862:06:27 [Letter], from E.[ben] G. Platt [Bgl., 1st N.Y. (Cav.). Co. A], dated HQ, Army of the Potomac, 6/16/62.

 

Republican watchman
City: Greenport
County: Suffolk
Frequency: Weekly
Date
Title
1862:05:27 Long Islanders among sick and wounded from Yorktown.  They came down from New York City on the train.
1862:05:27 [Death notice].  John M. Wood [Sgt., 12th N.Y. (Inf.). Co. C], of typhoid, at Annapolis, Md., 5/1/62.
1862:05:27 [Death notice].  Minor B. Reeves [Pvt., 57th N.Y. (Inf.). Co. I], from Riverhead, 5/14/62.
1862:05:27 Lt. S. D. Nichol, of this village, commanded a battery at Ft. Macon [N.C.].

 

Suffolk Democrat
City: Babylon
County: Suffolk
Frequency: Weekly
Date
Title
1861:07:05 Organizing a home guard in Yonkers.  'It is understood that the Home Guard is not to go to the wars and not to leave Yonkers except in case of invasion.'

 

Corrector
City: Sag Harbor
County: Suffolk
Frequency: Weekly
Date
Title
1862:06:14 [Letter], from [2nd Lt. Peter] French [81st N.Y. (Inf.). Co. H], dated HQ, 6/2/62.  Desc. Battle of Seven Pines, Va. [5/31/62].

 

Republican watchman
City: Greenport
County: Suffolk
Frequency: Weekly
Date
Title
1862:05:27 "First Greenport volunteer killed in battle."

 

Suffolk Democrat
City: Babylon
County: Suffolk
Frequency: Weekly
Date
Title
1861:05:17 [Desc.].  Of Centreport and Melville.
1861:06:07 Sgt. F[rank]. B. Marshall, of Co. A, 1st Regiment New York Zouaves [11th N.Y. Inf.], who has now just come from Washington [D.C.], states there is no truth that two men were shot.
1861:07:21 A newly organized military company at Penataquit.  A. R. Peterson seized a gun -- loaded -- and attempting to shoulder it, discharged it in the face of N. Wicks, with a child in his arms.
1861:06:21 [Letter].  Fr. Col. Edwin Rose [16th N.Y. (S.M.)], dated Bridgehampton, 5/17/61.  In consequence of experience attempting to fill up the 15th & 16 N.Y.S.M. -- I am to try to raise a vol. regiment independent of the state and offer it directly to …
1861:07:05 [Ed.].  Impossible to raise a regiment of volunteers in this county.
1861:06:28 [Notice].  Join Col. [Albert G.] Ramsey's volunteer regiment of light infantry.  Send name to Capt. Thomas S. Seabury, formerly of West Point, at Stony Brook.  To be commanded by Col. Albert G. Ramsey, late of U.S. Army.

 

 

See also The Communites of New York in the Civil War

 

 

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