New York Civil War, Organizations Not Accepted Or Completed
The War Department, under date of March 28, 1863, granted authority to Ernest M. Bennent to raise a regiment of Cavalry for service in Eastern Tennessee, especially. The regiment was not recruited.
Mr. James Cooper, of New York city, offered, in May, 1861, to recruit a regiment of which every man was to be not less than six feet high. The offer was not accepted.
Colonel R. E. Alfred Hampson, commenced recruiting a regiment under the above designation, offering it to the State under date of April 21, 1861. After the seizure of Mason and Slidiell aboard the Trent, the recruiting was abandoned and the companies organized, five, ordered to be incorporated with the 36th Volunteers. This order it appears was not carried out. In July, 1861, a company was raised and known as the " British Volunteers " and became Company C, McClellan Rifles, subsequently part of Qoth Infantry.
Colonel S. Cousin, of Troy, received in November, 1861, authority to recruit a regiment of infantry, designated as above. The regiment was, however, not recruited.
Colonel William A. Howard, later of the Miarine Artillery, originated the idea of an organization indicated by the above title. The plan was, however, not carried out.
Colonel David Webb offered in December, 1861, to recruit an infantry organization under the above title. Offer not accepted.
Mr. J. Langdon Curtis offered in May, 1861, to recruit four regiments, designated as above. Offer not accepted.
Colonel Dow Williamson offered to recruit a regiment under the above name in 1861. The offer was not accepted, and the men enlisted were transferred to Company C of the 3d Md. Volunteers.
Colonel William R. Nevins offered a regiment composed of Practical Engineers and Mechanics in April, 1861. The offer was not accepted, and the regiment was not recruited.
Colonel James Fitze offered in September, 1861, to recruit a regiment of infantry under the above title. The offer was not accepted.
Colonel George M. Ramsey offered in June, 1861, to recruit a regiment under the above title. The offer was not accepted.
Colonel Thomas Ballou received authority from the War Department July 24, 1861, to recruit a regiment of infantry. Three companies were recruited for this organization under the above designation and mustered in. It being discovered that fraud was connected with the enlistment and muster-in of these companies, the War Department ordered them, October 12, 1861, to be mustered out, and recruiting for the regiment discontinued.
A regiment of infantry was offered in July, 1861, under the above title, to be recruited in Brooklyn, The offer was not accepted.
United States Guard
Colonel H. P. Montgomery in June, 1861, offered to recruit a regiment under the above title. The offer was not accepted.