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Schoharie 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 feeling in this county towards the support of the government in the conduct of the war, was stirred by individual exertions at once made to raise men.

Hiram A. Blodget, Captain of company D in the Fortieth regiment New York Militia, residing at Middleburgh, went to Albany about the 17th day of April, 1861, and procured enlistment papers from the Adjutant-General He enlisted 28 men belonging to his own company, but as the number was not sufficient to form a company, according to the requirements of the Adjutant-General, and as the Thirty-eighth regiment of two years men called for by the President was all filled before he succeeded in enlisting the requisite number, six of his then went to the city of Albany and enlisted there ; the balance of the men remained at Middleburgh, and finally enlisted in company I; Seventy-sixth regiment New York volunteers.

S. H. Mix, residing at Schoharie, in May, 1861, went io Washington to obtain permission to raise a regiment of cavalry, and after meeting with considerable opposition, as to the policy of raising any cavalry regiments, he finally succeeded in obtaining the authority of the President and Secretary of War, to recruit a regiment, with the understanding that it should be under the command of Colonel Van Alen, Mr. Mix to hold the position of Lieu-tenant -Colonel. The regiment (the celebrated 3d N. Y. Cavalry) was raised in no small part by the untiring exertions of Mr. Mix. The regiment was composed mainly of companies raised in different portions of the State, one of which was recruited, in whole or part, in Schoharie county.

 

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.
Blenheim $33,500.00 $2,150.97 $701.08 $21,600.00 - - $4,000.00 $200.00 - $1,500.00 $63,652.05 $3,340.00
Broome 77175.00 6582.83 3658.90 61400.00 230.50 - - 3900.00 - - 152947.23 16700.00
Carlisle 66490.00 1863.30 3733.28 42190.00 - - 4000.00 660.00 - - 118936.58 122000.00
Cobleskill 71249.75 1098.12 1969.03 57249.75 - - - - - 17801.88 149368.53 3500.00
Conesville 37900.00 4814.54 348.65 20262.51 - - - - - 13100.00 76425.70 -
Esperance 50256.00 427.00 875.00 26000.00 - - - - - - 77558.00 24683.00
Fulton 40291.00 3111.27 - - - - - 10.10 - - 43412.37 -
Gilboa 60298.00 - 1120.00 4200.00 - - 9000.00 1738.48 - - 76356.48 11200.00
Jefferson* - - - - - - - - - - -
Middburgh 52600.00 2095.00 5481.65 21290.00 - - 24000.00 100.00 - - 105566.65 29210.00
Richmville 61636.92 2275.72 542.00 54212.64 - - - 6882.28 400.00 10324.28 136273.84 7424.28
Schoharie  79450.00 4723.99 278.70 15000.00 - - 21000.00 629.30 - - 121081.99 9550.00
Seward 69600.00 6271.37 3173.12 67646.00 293.02 - - 39.14 381.50 - 147404.15 8000.00
Sharon 109400.00 - 40325.00 - - - - - 149725.00 16875.00
Summit 44895.00 3900.00 1499.00 10000.00 200.00 - 1000.00 1737.29 320.00 - 63551.29 9030.29
Wright 49600.00 1300.00 399.00 5700.00 - - 12000.00 3900.00 - - 72899.00 45200.00
Total $859,341.67 $40,614.11 $23,779.41 $447,075.90 $732.52 - $75,000.00 $19,796.59 $1,101.50 $42,726.16 $1,555,158.86 $196,912.57

*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.
Blenheim $22,237.95 $2,474.10 $21,600.00 $3,340.00 $3,000.00 $10,000.00 $63,652.03
Broome $1,755.00 $47,418.75 $4,472.50 $1,600.00 $67,500.00 $9,000.00 $3,200.00 $18,000.00 $152,947.23
Carlisle $1,100.00 $27,939.75 $20,737.85 $54,390.00 $500.00 $14,000.00 $269.00 $118,936.58
Cobleskill $54,808.32 $4,410.46 $3,930.00 $56,819.75 $3,400.00 $26,000.00 $149,368.53
Conesville $1,301.00 $32,707.54 $8,700.00 $20,262.51 $100.00 $13,000.00 $354.65 $76,425.70
Esperance $10,875.00 $44,912.00 $5,771.00 $16,000.00 $77,558.00
Fulton $3,873.64 $30,765.73 $6,573.00 $2,200.00 $43,412.37
Gilboa $2,312.48 $37,444.00 $8,000.00 $8,400.00 $7,000.00 $4,200.00 $9,000.00 $76,356.48
Jefferson*
Middleburgh $14,002.76 $14,963.89 $3,200.00 $46,000.00 $1,300.00 $2,100.00 $24,000.00 $105,566.65
Richmondville $1,196.61 $50,640.31 $1,196.61 $50,640.31 $9,800.00 $2,800.00 $20,000.00 $136,273.84
Schoharie $59,531.99 $7,250.00 $17,300.00 $1,000.00 $36,000.00 $121,081.99
Seward $65.00 $37,569.65 $10,523.50 $57,000.00 $18,646.00 $4,600.00 $19,000.00 $147,404.15
Sharon $1,600.00 $22,800.00 $15,000.00 $27,225.00 $56,000.00 $1,200.00 $900.00 $25,000.00 $149,725.00
Summit $1,450.00 $22,645.00 $1,500.00 $9,724.00 $9,306.29 $2,800.00 $16,000.00 $126.00 $63,551.29
Wright $6,099.00 $5,700.00 $32,700.00 $12,500.00 $3,900.00 $12,000.00 $72,899.00
Total $10,976.23 $26,478.48 $470,685.73 $109,580.30 $4,800.00 $10,826.61 $533,198.57 $95,163.29 $50,700.00 $242,000.00 $749.65 $1,555,158.86

 

See also The Communites of New York in the Civil War

 

 

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