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New York 21st Cavalry, Company A (Union)

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Company mustered in on August 28th, 1863. Company mustered out of service on August 31st, 1866 at Denver, Colorado.

Company was also known as:

  • Company A, Griswold Light Cavalry, New York
  • Company A, Gris Wold Light Cavalry, New York

Notable Battles:

  • Skirmish at Ashbys Gap, Virginia fought on July 19th, 1864

Facts about this Company:

  • Number of Soldiers: 174
  • First Enlistment Date: 1861-04-20 (1 soldier)
  • Most Common Enlistment Place: Troy, New York (78 soldiers)
  • Most Common Enlistment Date: 1863-08-28 (28 soldiers)
  • Most Common Muster Out Date: 1866-08-31 (55 soldiers)
  • Youngest Soldier at Enlistment: 17 -- Gilbert, Edmond J. (Corporal;Sergeant;First Sergeant)
  • Oldest Soldier at Enlistment: 46 -- Harris, Frederick P
  • Average Age at Enlistment: 25.1 years old
  • Median Age at Enlistment: 23.0 years old
  • Wounded In Regiment: 18 (9%)
  • Prisoner Of War While In Regiment: 29 (15%)
  • Soldiers That Died While In Regiment: 10 (5%)
  • Soldiers That Died While In War: 9 (4%)

Commander List: (#Prisoner Of War, ^Wounded, %=Died during war)

  • (^Corporal, September 1864 - June 1866)
  • (Second Lieutenant, February 1865 - June 1865)
  • Acoff, John G. (Sergeant, August 1863 - July 1864)
  • Barnes, George W. (^Corporal, January 1864 - June 1865)
  • Bedicker, Henry (Sergeant, January 1864 - August 1864; Corporal, August 1864 - October 1864; Sergeant, October 1864 - August 1866)
  • Coyle, John (Sergeant, July 1863 - October 1863; Sergeant, April 1864 - August 1864; Corporal/First Sergeant, August 1864 - September 1865)
  • Deitz, Arthur M (Corporal, October 1864 - September 1865)
  • Deitz, Arthur M. (Corporal, October 1864 - September 1865)
  • Desch, John (#Corporal, July 1865 - August 1866)
  • Downey, John (Corporal, September 1864 - July 1865; Sergeant, July 1865 - September 1865)
  • Downing, Benjamin G (%1stsgt, July 1863 - September 1863; First Sergeant, September 1863 - June 1864)
  • Force, Henry C. (Captain, August 1863 - October 1863)
  • Gilbert, Edmond J. (#Corporal, June 1863 - July 1865; Sergeant, July 1865 - April 1866; First Sergeant, April 1866 - August 1866)
  • Graham, Charles C (Bugler, August 1863 - August 1863; Bugler, August 1863 - August 1866)
  • Graham, George F. (Bugler, August 1863 - August 1866)
  • Hill, James F. (First Lieutenant/adjutant, April 1861 - August 1861; Sergeant, August 1861 - September 1861; First Sergeant, September 1861 - August 1862; Second Lieutenant, August 1862 - 1863)
  • Kearney, Martin (#^Corporal, July 1865 - April 1866; Sergeant, April 1866 - August 1866)
  • Kearney, Peter (Corporal, August 1863 - October 1863; Sergeant, October 1863 - April 1864; Commissary Sergeant, April 1864 - December 1864)
  • Maxwell, Thomas (#^First Lieutenant, September 1863 - March 1865)
  • McCormick, James (#^Captain, April 1861 - October 1861; Sergeant, October 1861 - November 1862; First Sergeant/First Lieutenant, November 1862 - May 1863; Second Lieutenant, September 1863 - December 1864; First Lieutenant, December 1864 - July 1865)
  • McCormick, James (#^Second Lieutenant, September 1863 - September 1864; First Lieutenant, September 1864 - April 1865)
  • McCoy, Edward (^Corporal, September 1865 - April 1866; Sergeant, April 1866 - August 1866)
  • McNamara, Lawrence (%Corporal, February 1864 - September 1864; Sergeant, September 1864 - April 1866)
  • McVey, Patrick (Blacksmith, September 1865 - August 1866)
  • Mitchell, William H (%First Lieutenant, August 1863 - September 1863; Captain, September 1863 - May 1864)
  • Morgan, Flavius J. (#Corporal, August 1863 - September 1864; Sergeant, September 1864 - August 1866)
  • Moyne, William (Saddler, July 1863 - July 1864)
  • Myers, Isaac (Farrier/Blacksmith, July 1865 - August 1866)
  • Peart, John (^Sargeant, July 1863 - August 1864; Sergeant, August 1864 - May 1865)
  • Riley, Charles (#Corporal, September 1865 - September 1865)
  • Riley, Charles (#Corporal, September 1865 - April 1866; Sergeant, April 1866 - August 1866)
  • Rochester, William (Bugler/Wagoner, October 1865 - August 1866)
  • Rudd, Albert A. (^Sergeant, August 1863 - August 1863; Sergeant, August 1863 - July 1865)
  • Schofield, John W. (Hopt Stert, August 1863 - November 1863)
  • Slattery, James (Sergeant/Quartermaster Sergeant, April 1866 - August 1866)
  • Snow, Henry E. (Captain, April 1861 - May 1863)
  • VanBuren, James H (#Corporal, November 1863 - September 1865; Corporal, April 1866 - August 1866)
  • VanBuren, William (Corporal, October 1864 - August 1866)
  • Wade, William J (Saddler, October 1864 - August 1866)
  • Williams, John A (Corporal/Farrier/First Sergeant, March 1864 - April 1864)

Soldier List: (#Prisoner Of War, ^Wounded, %=Died during war)