Dobbs Ferry Volunteers

Many Westchester men responded to the call for volunteers. In Port Chester, Nelson Bartram organized Company B, 17th Infantry, which came to be known as the "Westchester Chausseurs." Bartram was able to raise enough money to keep these men together in one company. (A company was comprised of 100 men.) The Westchester Chausseurs are notable in this regard, however, as few other Westchester towns had enough money to keep their men together. Typically, men dispersed into various units and were often officially credited to towns other than their own, some not even in Westchester County. This practice often had financial repercussions for the families of volunteers.

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