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Cortland 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.

When the reports reached our county of the bombardment and capture of Fort Sumter, it produced a deep feeling of alarm and indignation among our citizens, of all classes and political parties. A public meeting of all loyal citizens of the county was called, and a large number from most of the towns convened at the Court House, in Cortland village, where earnest speeches and strong resolutions were presented, discussed and adopted, in favor of the position taken by the President and his advisers, to prose-cute the war thus commenced. In this feeling there seemed to be but one opinion; all entered into the measures alike, forgetting every former partizan opinion.

Another public meeting was soon after held in the Congregational Church, Homer village. Here too, the same patriotic feeling was manifested, and stirring speeches, wfth loyal resolutions, were made and adopted.

Immediately after this, measures were commenced to raise a company of volunteers in Homer. A full company, commanded by Capt. Geo. W. Stone, was soon enlisted, and about the 10th of May, 1861, were mustered into the Twelfth regiment, commanded by Colonel Walrath, of Syracuse. This regiment was soon ordered to Washington, and were engaged in the first Bull Run battle, where some of our brave, boys were killed and others wounded. Another company was raised in Cortlandville, commanded by Capt. Martin C. Clark, and were mustered into the Twenty third regiment, commanded by Colonel Hoffman, of Elmira, on the 12th of May, 1861. Both of these companies served two years; were in many hard fought battles, and were honorably discharged.

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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. Refund
to town
State bonds on hand. Cash on hand. Discount on bonds. Reimbursed to tax pay'rs.  Total Paid.  Principal of loans out-standing.
Cincinnatus*                        
Cortlandville $150,848.13 $5,624.13 $13,514.55 $61,530.76 $432.96 $354.41 $9,000.00       $241,304.94 $95,295.91
Cuyler 15,400.00 200.00 600.00 6,550.00 9.000   4,000.00 $6,000.00     32,840.00 9,125.00
Freetown*                        
Harford 26,400.00 1,410.00 2,774.75 8,682.28       2,091.82     41,358.85 19,127.72
Homer 89,199.96 3,415.00 9,251.61 32,522.08     8,500.00 12,208.00 $140.00   155,236.65 60,092.88
Lapeer 15,455.00 425.00   7,067.17             22,947.17 7,857.83
Marathon 54,725.00 775.00 3,450.00 29,000.00             87,950.00 35,725.00
Preble*                        
Scott*                        
Solon 22,041.36 193.50 751.04 3,722.24 135.59       40.00   26,883.73 3,227.76
Taylor 1,000.00 150.00                 1,150.00  
Truxton*                        
Virgil*                        
Willett 30,624.00 500.00 5,825.30 6,065.05       651.00 378.00   44,043.35 25,436.95
Sub-total $405,693.45 $12,692.63 $36,167.25 155,139.58 $658.55 $354.41 $21,500.00 $20,950.82 $558.00   653,714.69 $245,589.05
Cortland cty 600,575.00 9,495.00 54,155.17 182,650.00     130,000.00 33,000.00     1,009,875.17 427,420.00
TOTAL $1,006,268.45 $22,187.63 $90,322.42 $337,789.53 $658.55 $354.41 $151,500.00 $53,950.82 $558.00   $1,663,589.86 $673,009.05
* No report received

 

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   Total
Received.
  1862. 1863. 1864. 1865. 1862. 1863. 1864. 1865. In cash. State bonds. Interest on bonds.
Cincinnatus,*                          
Cortlandville $11,378.84 $29.33 $16,612.57 $18,063.80 $11,378.84 $27,600.00 $80,050.00 $37,797.83 $8,100.00 $29,450.50 $734.23   $241,304.94
Cuyler   $2,250.00 $3,570.00   $2,250.00   $12,000.00 $1,425.00 $1,400.00 $9,600.00 $100.00 $245.00 $32,840.00
Freetown*                          
Harford     $3,280.47 $3,504.34   $6,900.00 $14,575.00 $6,335.00 $1,200.00 $5,400.00 $164.04   $41,358.85
Homer   $7,136.55 $11,137.92 $23,499.22 $6,399.96   $69,475.00 $16,740.00 $4,400.00 $16,000.00 $428.00 $207.00 $155,236.65
Lapeer $955.00   $2,127.17 $3,740.00   $2,400.00 $11,825.00 $700.00 $600.00 $600.00     $22,947.17
Marathon     $21,825.00   $1,750.00 $7,600.00 $31,775.00 $13,600.00 $11,400.00       $87,950.00
Preble*                          
Scott*                          
Solon $1,450.00   $14,865.59 $618.14   $2,700.00   $4,250.00 $1,000.00 $2,000.00     $26,883.73
Taylor       $1,150.00                 $1,150.00
Truxton*                          
Virgil*                          
Willett     $3,979.35 $5,762.00   $3,900.00 $22,550.00 $5,052.00   $2,800.00     $44,043.35
Sub-Total $13,783.84 $9,415.88 $77,388.07 $56,337.50 $21,778.80 $51,100.00 $242,250.00 $85,899.83 $28,100.00 $65,959.50 $1,426.27 $452.00 $653,714.69
Cortland County     $78,586.58 $158,218.59     $506,770.00 $103,300.00 $33,000.00 $130,000.00     $1,009,875.17
TOTAL $13,783.84 $9,415.88 $155,974.65 $214,556.09 $21,778.80 $51,100.00 $749,020.00 $189,199.83 $61,100.00 $195,959.50 $1,426.27 $452.00 $1,663,589.86
* No report received

 

 

 

See also The Communites of New York in the Civil War

 

 

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