1st New York Regiment


Organized June-August 1775 at Albany, 10 companies from Albany, Tyron, Charlotte and Cumberland counties.

Entered Valley Forge June 1778 with 475 men assigned, 387 fit for duty.

Previous engagements: Invasion of Canada, Defense of Canada, Lake Champlain, Saratoga, Philadelphia-Monmouth.

Field Officers

  • Colonel Goose Van Shaick
  • Lt. Colonel Cornelious Van Dyke
  • Major Christopher Yates
  • Major Benjamin Ledard

Company Commanders

  • Captain John Wendell
  • Captain John Grayjam
  • 1st Lieutenant John Tenbroick
  • Captain David Van Nog
  • Captain Joseph Mccracken
  • Captain Andrew Finch

Regimental Staff

  • Paymaster Abraham Ten Eyck
  • Surgeon William Mead
  • Quartermaster Sergeant Caleb Sweet