Transcribed and submitted by John Austin
Although not technically part of Franklin Co.,
the St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation also contributed men to the Union
cause. Those who joined the 98th NY Infantry were all discharged in June
1862 on the grounds of being Indians. Those who served in other units,
notably those from New Hampshire, fared somewhat better. There are probably
others besides those listed below, but they are difficult to trace because
of the use of several aliases. The following are taken from gravestones at
St. Regis and from regimental records.
No project this size could ever be done without the help of many contributors. I would like to thank the following people for their assistance in putting this work together. First of all, Mr. Bill Evans at the New York State Archives who first introduced me to the Civil War materials available there and who first made me aware of the Town Clerk records. I also owe a debt of gratitude to the Franklin County Historical Association in Malone, NY for the loan of some of their original records pertaining to the 16th NY Infantry and also for the use of the 1863 medical exam notes and the pension application notes. The staff at the Franklin Co. Clerk�s office was instrumental in the "re-discovery " of the Ft.Covington Town Clerk�s records and allowed me to copy them. Ms.Deanne Blanton at the National Archives was a tremendous help in pointing me to some little-used military records and allowed me to get copies of materials that are normally only available on microfilm. Mrs. Mae Dean Ashton of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City faithfully copied hundreds of pages of the Town Clerk records and also sent me the entire 1860 census of Franklin Co. so I could verify and add information. Mr. Chris Bryce of the Manassas Battlefield Park graciously allowed me to use the library at the park and helped me a great deal by providing copies of some of the New York State Adjutant General�s Reports. Mr. Tom Ladoux was helpful in straightening out some of the men in Vermont regiments, and the library at St.Lawrence University allowed me to use the letters of Pvt.Reynolds of Bombay.