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Cattaraugus County, New York
in the Civil War

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 :
Company H—Captain, Luke G. Harmon ; First Lieutenant, John R. McConnell ; Second Lieutenant, Patrick H. Jones.*
Company I—Captain, William T. Clarke ; First Lieutenant, George W. Baillett: Second Lieutenant, Constant S. Trevitt.

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.


Civil War Newspaper Clippings
This is also available in PDF format. These are large files; however, they are exact images of the pages.
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Index to Newspaper Articles from Cattaraugus County periodicals.
Indexed by David Moore.

An Excel spreadsheet with this data is here.

Cattaraugus Union
City: Salamanca
County: Cattaraugus
Frequency: Weekly
Date Title
1862:05:16 A telegram from Capt. Luke G. Harmon [37th N.Y. (Inf.). Co. G] states that his brother Lt. Clarence G. Harmon [37th N.Y. (Inf.). Co. H] is dangerously ill with typhoid at Ft. Monroe [Va.].
1862:05:16 [List] of casualties at Battle of Williamsburg [Va.], in Capt. L.[uke] G. Harmon's company [37th N.Y. (Inf.). Co. G].
1862:05:16 Death of Capt. P.[atrick] Barrett, Co. E, 72nd N.Y. [Inf.] [mwia at Williamburg, Va.].
1862:05:23 2nd Lt. [Constant S.] Trevitt [37th N.Y. (Inf.). Co. I] promoted 1st Lt. [Co. D].
1862:05:23 An extract of a letter from Lt. [Sylvanus] Fay [85th N.Y. (Inf.). Co. F], of the Olean times notes the death of [Pvt.] Prentice [Frederick] A. Hall, of Cuba.
1862:05:30 [Letter], from [1st] Lt. [George W.] Bailey [Baillet, 37th N.Y. (Inf.). Co. I], dated Baltimore Cross Roads, Va., 5/20/62.



See also The Communites of New York in the Civil War



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