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Muster Roll
Company I, 72nd NY Volunteer Infantry

Copy provided by the Delaware County Clerk's Office, Delhi, NY
Electronic Text prepared by Laurie Kyle, Spokane, Washington, February 14, 1997


"Muster Roll of Captain Robert T. Johnson, I Company, in the 72nd Regiment of Volunteers commanded by Colonel Nelson Taylor called into the service of the United States by the President under Genl orders No 15, May 2, 1861 from the Twenty first day of June 1861 - date of this muster - for the term of Three years or during the War unless sooner discharged."

Company I, of the 72nd New York Volunteer Infantry contained the first large group of Delaware County Men and boys to leave for service in the Civil War. As such, they received special attention from the citizens of the County. (See descriptions in the Delaware Gazette, a newspaper published in Delhi and The History of Delaware County, New York by Munsell, page 81.)

On June 4th, 1861, they marched out of Delhi, through Walton and from there to the railroad where they proceeded to Camp Scott, on Staten Island. It was here that the Delaware County men were sworn into Federal Service, attached to the 3rd Regiment, Excelsior Brigade (also known as the Sickles Brigade) and designated as Company I therein.

According to Historian Wilber Pearce, the Regiment wore the Zouave uniform of red pants, a vest sort of jacket and a fez cap. He also wrote that a history of the Regiment was written by Henri Brown, which was published in 1902 at Jamestown, N.Y. Delaware Gazette, September 26, 1963



                                                     Joined for Duty & Enrolled
Name                        Rank                Age  When      Where


Bagley, Charles H.          Private             25   June 21   Staten Island       
Ballou, Charles             Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
Bates, Benjamin G.          Private             35   June 21   Staten Island       
Bell, Douglas               Private             20   June 21   Staten Island       
Bell, Harvey W.             Private             18   June 21   Staten Island       
Bookhout, Talman C.         Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
Bostwick, George H.         Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
Boyle, John                 Private             27   June 21   Staten Island       
Bryce, Peter                Private             26   June 21   Staten Island       
Caskey, William J.          Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
Church, Delos               Private             19   June 21   Staten Island       
Clark, James W.             Private             32   June 21   Staten Island       
Clark, John                 Serg                29   June 21   Staten Island       
Cormack, Francis            Corp                21   June 21   Staten Island       
Cormack, William            Private             19   June 21   Staten Island       
Cowley, Charles V.          Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
Cowley, Hector              Private             24   June 21   Staten Island       
Davidson, George W.         Private             25   June 21   Staten Island       
Farrell, William            Private             28   June 21   Staten Island       
Fisher, James P.            Private             22   June 21   Staten Island       
Fogerty, James              Serg                27   June 21   Staten Island       
Ford, Henry C.              Corp                20   June 21   Staten Island       
Foulkes, Peter V.           Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
French, John                Private             24   June 21   Staten Island       
Goodrich, George H.         Corp                     June 21   Staten Island       
Goodrich, Joseph W.         Musician            20   June 21   Staten Island       
Gordon, John M.             Serg                27   June 21   Staten Island       
Gould, Charles, W.          Private             19   June 21   Staten Island       
Hager, Austin               Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
Haynes, John J.             Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
Hogeboom, Henry             Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
Hogoboom, Levi L.           Private             36   June 21   Staten Island       
Holibert,                   Private             20   June 21   Staten Island       
Horton, Herschel C.         Corp                21   June 21   Staten Island       
Howard, Philip              Private             25   June 21   Staten Island       
Howell, Samuel              Corp                23   June 21   Staten Island       
Hoyt, Lewis                 Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
Husted, William H.          Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
Johnson, George H.          Private             18   June 21   Staten Island       
Johnson, Robert T.          Capt                29   June 21   Staten Island       
Johnson, William            Private             19   June 21   Staten Island       
Jones, Perry S.             Corp                21   June 21   Staten Island       
Knight, Joseph S.           Private             22   June 21   Staten Island       
Kniskern, Matthew L.        Private             22   June 21   Staten Island       
Lakin, Eugene B.            Private             24   June 21   Staten Island       
Laon, James                 Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
Lawrence, Thomas            Private             19   June 21   Staten Island       
Le Valley, Valentine        Private             36   June 21   Staten Island       
Lewis, Matthew C.           Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
Loudon, Samuel B.           Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
Mallon, Thomas              Wagoner             20   June 21   Staten Island       
Maxwell, Robert             Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
Mc Call, Richard            Private             20   June 21   Staten Island       
Mc Donald, James            Private             36   June 21   Staten Island       
Mc Farland, Andrew          Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
Mc Lean, Daniel             Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
Menger, Frederick           Private             27   June 21   Staten Island       
Moscrip, Jehial             Private             21   June 21   Staten Island       
Newcomb, John               Private             22   June 21   Staten Island       
Northrup, Roswell B.        Private             36   June 21   Staten Island       
Packard, Nathan A.          1st Serg            36   June 21   Staten Island       
Patridge, James T.          Private             19   June 21   Staten Island       
Penny, Robert               Private             22   June 21   Staten Island       
Pierce, William D.          Private             24   June 21   Staten Island       
Plaskett, John              Private             20   June 21   Staten Island       
Robinson, George C.         Private             22   June 21   Staten Island       
Robinson, John              Private             25   June 21   Staten Island       
Robinson, Thomas            Private             19   June 21   Staten Island       
Rosa, Eli                   Private             23   June 21   Staten Island       
Russell, James H.           Private             25   June 21   Staten Island       
Sandford, John P.           1st Lieut           35   June 21   Staten Island       
Sands, Levi B.              Private             18   June 21   Staten Island       
Sewall, Milo C.             Private             22   June 21   Staten Island       
Shafer, William B.          Serg                27   June 21   Staten Island       
Signor, Elbridge            Private             20   June 21   Staten Island       
Sloat, George L.            Private             26   June 21   Staten Island       
Smith, William              Private             28   June 21   Staten Island       
Steele, Lewis E.            Musician            19   June 21   Staten Island       
Stevens, Ferris B.          Private             26   June 21   Staten Island       
Van Vradenburgh, Chester A. Corp                21   June 21   Staten Island       
Varnold, Charles            Private             19   June 21   Staten Island       
Waldie, John L.             Private             18   June 21   Staten Island       
Wardell, Charles            Private             24   June 21   Staten Island       
Warren, Timothy             Private             23   June 21   Staten Island       
Whitney, Truman W.          Private             19   June 21   Staten Island       
Wilcox, Stratford C.        Private             31   June 21   Staten Island       
Williams, Edgar S.          Private             25   June 21   Staten Island       
Winters, Hugh J.            2nd Lieut           23   June 21   Staten Island       
Wood, James H.              Private             19   June 21   Staten Island       

NOTE: All of the above were enrolled by Captain Robert T. Johnson and each was 230 miles distant from the place of rendevous according to this Roll. The Roll was filed in the Delaware County Clerk's Office on July 3, 1861.

This Muster Roll is also printed in Volume III, "Muster Rolls on file in the Adjutant General's Office", at pages 110 and 111. Photocopies are available from the Clerk's Office at $2.50 each.

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