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Castile in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First New York Dragoons. Volunteers. 1862-1865.

Allegany, Livingston and Wyoming Counties

 

— Erected in 1903 by the survivors and friends of the regiment. —

 
First New York Dragoons. Volunteers. 1862-1865. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bruce Kelly, March 19, 2021
1. First New York Dragoons. Volunteers. 1862-1865. Marker
Inscription.  North side of monument:
Participated in 65 battles, engagements and skirmishes. Captured 1533 prisoners,19 pieces of artillery and 4 battle flags. As infantry, in 7th Army Corps. As cavalry, with Sheridan.

South side of monument:
Enrolled membership 1414. 461 killed & wounded. 131 died of disease. 33 died in Confederate prisons. 130 killed or died of wounds sustained at Todd's Tavern, the heaviest loss of any cavalry regiment in any one action during the war.

East side of monument:
Organized July 25,1862, as 30th Senatorial Dist. Regt. N.Y. Vol’s. Mustered Sept. 2 1862, as 130th New York Vol. Infantry. Converted into cavalry July 28, 1863. Designated August 11,1863, 19th New York Cavalry. Designation changed Sept. 10, 1863, to First New York Dragoons. Mustered out June 30,1865.
 
Erected 1903.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 42° 35.275′ N, 78° 2.29′ W. Marker is in Castile, New York, in Wyoming County. Memorial is at the intersection
North side of monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bruce Kelly, March 19, 2021
2. North side of monument
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of Park Rd and Maintenance Rd, on the right when traveling west on Park Rd. This is in Letchworth State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castile NY 14427, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Genesee Valley Canal (about 700 feet away); District #2 Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seh-Ga-Hun-Da (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hornby Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pages of Geologic Time (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910 (approx. ¼ mile away); Glacial History (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castile.
 
South side of monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bruce Kelly, March 19, 2021
3. South side of monument
East side of monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bruce Kelly, March 19, 2021
4. East side of monument
First New York Dragoons. Volunteers. 1862-1865. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bruce Kelly, March 19, 2021
5. First New York Dragoons. Volunteers. 1862-1865.
Looking northeast, on the right is Park Road, the intersection to the left is Maintenance Road
First New York Dragoons monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bruce Kelly, March 19, 2021
6. First New York Dragoons monument
Looking southwest on Park Road, to the right is Maintenance Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 20, 2021, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on March 21, 2021, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 20, 2021, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 1, 2022