1st Regiment of Mounted Rifles

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY

Mustered in by companies: July 30, 1861 to September 1862. Consolidated with 3rd regiment of cavalry: July 21, 1865.

The companies left the State, A and B in July, 1861; C and D December 6, 1861; E, F, G and H in August, 1862; I, K, L and M September 19, 1862.

The regiment lost by death, killed in action, 1 officer, 18 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 1 officer, 12 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 4 officers, 125 enlisted men; total, 6 officers, 155 enlisted men; aggregate, 161; of whom 8 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.

Among those killed in action:

  • Edwin Crandall a 23 year old native of Rensselaerville and a Private in Company L, was killed on May 3, 1863 at Reed’s Ferry, Suffolk, VA.