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Tioga 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.
At the President's first call for troops, Tioga county responded with four companies of volunteers. Company H. (I, on the rolls at Albany), Captain Catlin, entered the Third Regiment, N. Y. S. V.; company C, Captain Barstow, and company E, Captain Powers, entered the Twenty-third Regiment. N. Y. S. V. ; and company K, Captain Caryl, entered the Twenty-sixth Regiment, N. Y. S. V. These several companies served for two years.
On the 16th of April, 1861, a meeting of the citizens was called, at which Hon. N. W. Davis presided. At its conclusion volunteering commenced. L. W. Truesdale, now, (Jan. 1866), Captain in the Twenty-first N. Y. V. Cavalry, being the first man to volunteer.
On the 27th, this company, 75 strong, under command of Cap-tain Catlin, left Owego for Albany to join the Third Regiment; and were mustered into the service on May 14th. It was with the regiment at Great Bethel and had one man wounded there. (George Boyce). On the 10th, Captain Barstow's company, enrolled in Owego, left that place for Elmira, with 77 men and officers. These two companies are known as the first and second Owego companies.
On May16th, Captain Powers' company, enrolled at Waverly, were sworn into the service. It had 77 officers and men.
Captain Caryl's company, enrolled at Candor, numbered 65 officers and men. They left Candor for Elmira on May 12th, and were sworn into the service May 16th. On their arrival at Washington, went into camp with the regiment on Meridian Hill. July 20th, they broke camp and marched for Bull Run, but did not arrive in time to take part in the battle.
There were in company H, Third regiment, 16 men from the town of Tioga, 11 from the town of Richford; and three from the town of Berkshire. The rest were living at the time of volunteering Owego.
The eastern and northern part of the county was more generally represented in company C, Twenty-third regiment, including the towns of Owego, Nichols, Tioga, Newark, Berkshire and Richford.
Barton was the only locality represented in company B, Twenty-third regiment, where it was wholly raised.
In company K, Twenty-sixth regiment, Candor and Spencer were the only towns represented.
Number of men into the field by Tioga County prior to the first battle of Bull Run—294.
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.
*No report recevied.
*No report recevied.
New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military