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Muster Roll
Company I, 71st NY Volunteer Infantry


Copy provided by the Delaware County Clerk's Office, Delhi, NY
Electronic Text prepared by Laurie Kyle, Spokane, Washington, February 10, 1997


"Muster Roll of Captain William H. Elwood's Company I in the 71st Regiment, of New York State Volunteers, commanded by Colonel Geo. B. Hall, called into the service of the United States by the President of the United States, from the 27th day of June, 1861 - date of this muster - for the term of three years, or during the war, unless sooner discharged."

William H. Elwood enrolled a number of Delaware County men & boys in the Town of Colchester for military service. They were the second group to leave the County. They proceeded to Staten Island, N. Y. where they were consolidated with a Company from Great Valley, Cattaraugus County in the Brigade led by General Daniel Stickles and assigned to the 71st N.Y. Volunteer Infantry as Company I therein.


                                                Joined for Duty & Enrolled
Name                        Rank                Age  When      Where

Bolton*,  Lewis             Private             30   May 1     Great Valley 
Brennan,  Patrick           Private             24   June 10   Great Valley 
Burleigh*,  Philip          Private             24   May 1     Great Valley 
Bush,  Robert               Private             24   May 12    Great Valley 
Button,  Jesse E.K.         Private             18   May 5     Great Valley 
Chrisman, Chauncey H.       Private             22   May 1     Colchester   
Clements*,  David           Private             24   May 1     Great Valley 
Clements*,  Wm H.           Private             21   May 1     Great Valley 
Close*,  Charles            Private             21   May 1     Great Valley 
Close, Thomas B.            Private             23   May 1     Great Valley 
Conway*,  James             Private             25   May 2     Great Valley 
Crippen*, Wm. E.            Private             24   May 1     Great Valley 
Dunham,  Philemon           7th Corp            24   May 1     Colchester   
Dwyre, Joseph               Private             18   May 15    Great Valley 
Eaves, Simon P.             Private             20   June 11   Great Valley 
Elwood,  William H.         Capt                     May 1     Colchester   
Evans*, James               Private             26   May 5     Great Valley 
Evans, Wm H.                Private             19   May 1     Great Valley 
Faliry,  Geo. E.            6th Corp            31   May 1     Colchester   
Farrer, Melville            Private             20   June 2    Great Valley 
Fellows,  Willard E.        8th Corp.           42   June 1    Great Valley 
Fenton, Daniel              Private             20   May 2     Great Valley 
Finch*, Enos B.             Private             18   May 4     Great Valley 
Fish*, Edmond               Private             22   May 4     Great Valley 
Flandress, John S.          Private             18   May 4     Great Valley 
Freeman, Franklin           Private             26   May 13    Great Valley 
Fuller*, James              Private             20   May 2     Great Valley 
Fuller*, Richard            Private             18   May 2     Great Valley 
Gardner*,  Egbert           Musician            22   May 2     Great Valley 
Gavett, Sylvester           Private             22   May 6     Colchester   
Gortons, James B.W.         Private             18   May 2     Great Valley 
Gregory, George             Private             24   May 1     Colchester   
Hall*,  Wm.                 4th Serg            23   May 1     Great Valley 
Hallock, Edward             Private             36   June 1    Great Valley 
Hardie, John W.             Private             18   May 1     Colchester   
Hawk*, James                Private             21   May 1     Great Valley 
Hawks*, Daniel              Private             32   May 1     Great Valley 
Hawley, John                Private             22   May 1     Colchester   
Hawley, Lewis               Private             20   May 2     Great Valley 
Huested*, Stephen           Private             43   May 1     Great Valley 
Hunt, Sylvester             Private             23   May 1     Colchester   
Hyatt, James                Private             18   May 2     Great Valley 
Hyzer, Jacob                Private             32   May 5     Great Valley 
Ingram*, Henry              Private             25   May 1     Great Valley 
Keenan*, James              Private             20   June 2    Great Valley 
King,  James                5th Serg.           32   May 1     Great Valley 
Lacy,  James                2nd Corp            23   May 1     Great Valley 
Lane, John                  Private             30   June 2    Great Valley 
Lawton, Samuel              Private             21   June 2    Great Valley 
Lawton, Warren              Private             20   June 2    Great Valley 
Lewis*, Wm. C.              Private             22   May 1     Great Valley 
Little,  Frederick          3rd Serg.           21   May 13    Great Valley 
Marsh, Staley N.            Private             23   May 28    Great Valley 
Mason*, John                Private             19   May 1     Great Valley 
McClure, William            Private             24   June 2    Great Valley 
Metcalf, Elijah             Private             22   May 10    Great Valley 
Miller*, Wm.                Private             21   May 1     Great Valley 
Miner*, Richard H.          Private             19   May 1     Great Valley 
Miner*, Thomas              Private             22   May 4     Great Valley 
Morton,  Urial              5th Corp            20   May 30    Great Valley 
Older, Robert E.            Private             19   June 1    Great Valley 
Penney*, John H.            Private             22   May 3     Great Valley 
Philbrick, Benjamin         Private             37   May 12    Great Valley 
Pike, Houston B.            Private             18   May 11    Great Valley 
Platts*, George             Private             20   May 1     Great Valley 
Platts*, Jonathan D.        Private             18   May 1     Great Valley 
Potter,  John E.            1st Lieut.               Nov 10    Mass         
Radeker,  Augustus K.       Musician            21   May 1     Colchester   
Radeker,  Elbridge G.       1st Serg.           26   May 1     Colchester   
Radeker, Milo C.            Private             24   May 1     Colchester   
Riley*, Daniel              Private             39   June 1    Great Valley 
Roe*, James E.              Private             18   May 2     Great Valley 
Rose*, Roswell              Private             18   May 1     Great Valley 
Rose, John H.               Private             18   May 13    Great Valley 
Roth, Michael               Private             18   May 1     Great Valley 
Salamon, William            Private             23   May 2     Great Valley 
Samuels*, Edward            Private             23   May 1     Great Valley 
Schaffner*, Sebastian       Private             47   June 1    Colchester   
Smith*,  Samuel             2nd Serg.           28   May 1     Great Valley 
Snear, David                Private             27   May 2     Great Valley 
Sprague, James S.           Private             22   May 1     Colchester   
Steele, Frederick           Private             18   May 1     Great Valley 
Stewart, Silas              Private             23   June 1    Great Valley 
Thompson, George            Private             18   May 5     Colchester   
Turner, Orson               Private             23   May 13    Great Valley 
Vanscouter, Wm. C.          Private             24   May 3     Great Valley 
Wagoner, James              Private             28   June 1    Great Valley 
Warren*,  Archibald J       3rd Corp.           23   May 30    Great Valley 
Washburn,  Giles C.         4th Corp            24   June 1    Great Valley 
Watson, Edgar H.            Private             21   May 12    Great Valley 
Webb*,  James I.            2nd Lieut.          23   May 1     Great Valley 
Wheat, Luther               Private             20   May 2     Colchester   
Wilcox*, Alfred B.          Private             20   May 2     Great Valley 
Wilder, Clark               Private             18   May 1     Great Valley 
Willes, Henry               Private             42   May 2     Great Valley 
Willey, John                Private             42   May 2     Great Valley 
Williams*, Geo. R.          Private             18   May 1     Great Valley 
Williams*, William W.       Private             23   May 1     Great Valley 
Wilson*, Orlando            Private             33   May 1     Great Valley 
Withers, George             Private             21   May 2     Colchester   
* Munsell's, "History of Delaware County, New York", on pages 82 & 83, lists the persons, marked with an asterisk above, enrolled from Delaware County, not from Great Valley, Cattaraugus County. A check of the 1865 State Census verifies a Delaware County residence.

Munsell's also has the following spelling variations:
Faliry as Failing
Ingram as Ingraham
Keenan as Kienan
Schaffner as Shafer


and lists these additional names as enrollees in the 71st:
Hugh Caskey
Charles Evans
John Fleming
Ransom Francisco, Wagoner
Chauncey Gifford
John L. Hawley
John N. Helmer
James Penney
H.S. Shafer
Charles Warren
Marcus Wilcox


The above Muster Roll appears on pages 88 & 89 of Volume III, "Muster Rolls on file in the Adjutant General's Office". Photocopies are available from the County Clerk's Office at $2.50 each.

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