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Madison 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.

The news of the attack upon the National Government at Port Sumter was received by the people of Madison county with an almost unanimous sentiment; of indignation—and aroused the fixed purpose to aid the Government to put down the rebellion at all cost. The people of this county have been very little divi¬ded or disturbed by opposition to the. Government, in any period of the war. It has been among the most unanimously loyal of the counties of the State.
Meetings of citizens began very early to be held in all the towns, find the enthusiasm of the people bore down and silenced all opposition.
At the call of the President for 75,000 men, a company (D) was formed at Hamilton, under Captain George Arrowsmith (afterward Colonel, and killed at Gettysburg), which joined the Twenty-sixth regiment under Colonel Christian, April 29th, 1861.
A company was also organized at Peterboro, composed in part of volunteers from Cazenovia, under Captain John G. Todd— attached to the Thirty-fifth regiment as company H. A company was organized at Canastota, under Captain J. C. Irish, of 70 men, and attached to the Fifty-first regiment. A company was also organized at Oneida, by Capt. Earl Chapin, attached to the Fifty-first regiment.
Many companies were formed and equipped for drill and prepa¬ration, three at Hamilton, one at Madison, one at Oneida, one at Morrisville, and in other towns.
Sums from $200 to $1000, were raised for families of volunteers, in various towns. Ladies aid societies were organized in many towns, which contributed blankets; water proofs, and other articles to the soldiers in camp.
Many of the towns contributed to the Forty-fourth or Ellsworth regiment from one to four men, with bounties of $100 to $400 each. The work of enlistment began with redoubled energy after the first battle of Bull Run.
As there was no regimental organization in the county, large numbers of individuals joined regiments forming in the cities, and it is impossible to state precisely, the number of volunteers, from the first call to the first battle of Bull Run.

 

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.
Brookfield $39,772.31 $2,073.35 $4,681.31 41,066.20 $312.13     $14,322.14     $122,227.44 $20,779.46
Cazenovia 50,840.31 4,492.43 3,531.21 72,900.00 1,703.77 $1,200.00*         134,667.72  
DeRuyter 25,145.00 786.11 1,177.01 25,145.00 100.00           52,353.12  
Eaton 39,066.85 678.00 2,406.46 39,144,85     $15,000.00 670.85     96,967.00  
Fenner 21,620.00   2,438.42 21,620.00 1,002.00           46,680.42  
Georgetown 36,621.43 1,360.00 373.20 36,621.43 50.00           75,026.06  
Hamilton 53,923.00 1,800.00 6,201.00 31,845.00       231.00     94,000.00  
Lebanon 24,033.16 400.00 1,506.47 21,113.06 600.00           47,652.69 3,460.00
Lenox 136,030.00 2,517.41 8,959.65 136,030.00 3,786.15           287,323.21  
Madison 55,975.00 2,000.00 3,602.65 55,575.00 476.08     2,887.74     120,516.47  
Nelson 18,400.00 615.50 1,297.10 18,400.00           $3,187.40 41,900.00  
Smithfield 13,050.00   1,014.40 13,050.00 51.87   4,703.60       31,869.87  
Stockbridge 52,252.10   1,246.00 52,252.10 200.00           105,950.20  
Sullivan 68,799.50 700.00 4,148.95 68,799.50 1,099.00   43,000.00       186,546.95  
Sub-total $655,528.66 $17,422.80 $633,583.83 $633.562.14 $9,381.00 $1,200.00 $62,703.60 $18,111.73   $3,187.40 $1,443,681.16 $24,239.46
Madison County 682,792.17 7,736.21 32,127.00 650,665.17             1,373,320.45 32,027.00
TOTAL $1,338,320.83 $25,159.01 $74,710.83 $1,284,227.31 $9,381.00 $1,200.00 $62,703.60 $18,111.73 0.00 $3,187.40 $2,817,001.61 $56,266.46
* Road certificates

 

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.
Brookfield   $5,000.00 $10,428.29 $11,353.49 $8,450.00   $23,000.00 $30,395.66 $5,600.00 $28,000.00     $122,227.44
Cazenovia     $17,393.84 $1,309.93     $34,000.00 $38,900.00 $2,000.00 $39,000.00 $1,063.95 $1,000.00* $134,667.72
DeRuyter $50.00 $50.00 $9,638.92 $7,524.20     $15,200.00 $9,945.00   $9,945.00     $52,353.12
Eaton   $10,799.16 $12,223.00   $10,000.00 $11,923.00 $17,221.85   $6,800.00 $28,000.00     $96,067.01
Fenner     $11,860.00       $11,800.00 $9,820.00 $200.00 $13,000.00     $46,680.42
Georgetown $5,050.00 $912.00 $5,224.50 $8,954.26 $5,050.00 $912.00 $5,224.50 $25,434.93 $4,530.67 $12,000.00 $373.20 1,360.00+ $75,026.06
Hamilton $4,759.42 $2,831.88 $19,786.70       $8,300.00 $23,545.00 $7,000.00 $27,000.00 $777.00   $94,000.00
Lebanon   $200.00 $400.00 $7,534.63     $12,900.00 $11,673.06 $2,200.00 $12,740.00 $5.00   $47,652.69
Lenox     $63,902.00 $9,671.21     $93,580.00 $42,450.00 $5,000.00 $72,000.00 $720.00   $287,323.21
Madison   $9,112.50 $17,452.89 $11,500.00 $8,525.00   $22,500.00 $24,550.00 $5,400.00 $21,000.00 $476.08   $120,316.47
Nelson   $4,700.00     $4,000.00   $6,400.00 $8,000.00 $2,800.00 $16,000.00     $41,900.00
Smithfield     $4,968.00 $51.87     $4,800.00 $8,250.00 $1,800.00 $12,000.00     $31,869.87
Stockbridge $850.00 $12,566.00 $21,206.03 $2,876.07 $850.00 $12,566.00 $21,206.03 $17,630.07 $1,200.00 $15,000.00     $105,950.20
Sullivan     $51,283.98 $23,463.47     $61,499.50 $7,300.00 $5,000.00 $38,000.00     $186,546.95
Sub-total $10,709.42 $46,171.54 $245,768.15 $84,239.13 $36,875.00 $25,401.00 $337,631.88 $257,893.72 $49,530.67 $343,685.00 $3,415.23 $2,360.00 $1,443,681.16
Madison County $71,190.17 $110,000.00 $309,338.21 $200,000.00 $71,190.17 $281,950.00 $329,652.00           $1,373,320.45
TOTAL $81,899.59 $156,171.54 $555,106.36 $284,239.13 $108,065.17 $307,351.00 $667,283.88 $257,893.72 $49,530.67 $343,685.00 $3,415.23 $2,360.00 $2,817,001.61
*Forfeit money.
+Premium on loans.

 

See also The Communites of New York in the Civil War

 

 

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