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7th New York
7th New York Cavalry Soldier
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 2 View the Entire Book
|Seventh New York Cavalry. This regiment was organized at Troy, N. Y., in
the fall of 1861, for three years. It was known as the "Northern Black Horse
Cavalry," and was designated by the state authorities as the 2nd cavalry, but by the
war department as the 7th N. Y. volunteer cavalry and was so mustered out. Only eight
companies were organized and these were mustered into the U. S. service for three years,
Nov. 6-8. 1861, at Salem, Sandy creek, Troy and Elmira. The regiment left the state for
Washington on Nov. 23, commanded by Col. Andrew J. Morrison, and served through the winter
in the vicinity of Washington. It was never mounted and was mustered out and discharged
the service March 31, 1862. It lost during service 7 enlisted men, who died of disease.
(The 1st regiment mounted rifles was frequently designated by the war department as the
7th N. Y. cavalry, but will be found under its correct designation.)
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2