Roster of Schenectady, Montgomery, Hamilton,
& Fulton County Officers

of the

26th Regiment, Seventeenth Brigade, Fifth Division

New York State Militia

1859


The district covered by the 26th regiment, under John A. Barhydt, was made up of the counties of Schenectady, Fulton and Hamilton, and the towns of Minden, Canajoharie, St. Johnsville, Palatine, Mohawk and Amsterdam, in Montgomery county.


NAMES Office Date of Commission Date of Rank Letter of Company Non-commissioned officers and privates of company Total officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates, including staff Arm of Service Residence

Field Officers
John A. Barhydt Colonel September 10, 1857 September 10, 1857


Infantry Schenectady

Lieut. Colonel




Infantry
William H. Young Major February 21, 1857 February 21, 1857

2 InfantrySchenectady

Company Officers
Charles Roth Captain May 26, 1858 March 31, 1858


InfantrySchenectady
Henry Boss 1st Lieutenant May 15, 1856 April 9, 1856


Infantry Schenectady
Frederic Bechtel 2d Lieutenant May 15, 1856 April 9, 1856 A 32 35Infantry Schenectady

James G. Fraser Captain August 1, 1857 June 29, 1857


Infantry Johnstown, Fulton co.
Daniel Cameron 1st Lieutenant August 17, 1855August 16, 1855


Infantry Johnstown, Fulton co.
Peter C. McIntyre 2d Lieutenant August 1, 1857 June 29, 1857 B 42 45 Infantry Johnstown, Fulton co.


Captain







1st Lieutenant








2nd Lieutenant

C





Jacob J. Radcliffe Captain June 22, 1858 June 2, 1858


Infantry Amsterdam, Montgomery co.
James H. Winne 1st Lieutenant June 22, 1858 June 2, 1858


Infantry Amsterdam, Montgomery co.
Isaac Jackson, Jr. 2d Lieutenant April 22, 1858 February 3, 1858 D 35 38 Infantry Amsterdam, Montgomery co.

William DormadyCaptain October 10, 1857 October 10, 1857


Infantry

1st Lieutenant




Infantry

2nd Lieutenant

E 35 36 Infantry


Captain







1st Lieutenant







2nd Lieutenant

F





Captain







1st Lieutenant







2nd Lieutenant

G





Captain







1st Lieutenant







2nd Lieutenant

H




Timothy W. Miller Captain September 4, 1855 September 4, 1855


Artillery
Charles J. Fox 1st Lieutenant September 4, 1855 September 4, 1855


Artillery
David Pool, Jr. 2d Lieutenant September 4, 1855 September 4, 1855


Artillery
Nathan J. Burton 2d Lieutenant May 11, 1857 April 30, 1857 R 2832Artillery

Barrant W. Van VorstCaptainJuly 1, 1858 June 22, 1858


Artillery Schenectady
Addison S. Warner1st LieutenantJuly 1, 1858 June 22, 1858


Artillery Schenectady
John C. Barhydt2nd Lieutenant November 17, 1856November 14, 1856 L 32 35 Artillery Schenectady

Staff




4

Total of Regiment



204 227



Source: State of New York. No. 184. In Assembly, April 7, 1859. Annual Report of the Adjutant General. (E.D. Morgan, Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the State of N.Y.)

"In every State there are large numbers of citizens who, from pure military zeal alone, are wiling to abstract from their vocations time enough to devote to the acquirement of military information, and from a thousand motives other than a desire to don the insignia of command, or to swell the ranks of a quasi military and a quasi social body, are ready to assume the real duties of the soldier, with the patriotic view of being ready to suppress the disorders of a time of peace, and to maintain the public liberties in a time of war.

Experience has shown that, in our State, at least, there are large numbers of such men, who, in obedience to this spirit, will organize into military bodies, whether pursuant to, or independent of law; and the State has wisely recognized the existence of this spirit.

By the act of 1846, it swept from its statute books laws which sought to foster what had been proved an impossible militia, and addressed itself to the development of a militia, based upon the predilection of the individual. By this act it inaugurated a system which, if properly sustained by the State, will accomplish the great purposes of a citizen military.

Already in lieu of divisions upon divisions, brigades upon brigades, and regiments upon regiments of tatterdemalion militia, we have condensed a mobile body of uniformed troops, comprising eight divisions, twenty-six brigades and sixty-two regiments, armed, equipped, and passibly well disciplined for service."

- Frederick Townsend, Adjutant General.


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