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Mamaroneck Civil War Chronology

The following is a chronology of some of the Civil War events that provide a context to understand the war as it was experienced in Mamaroneck. November 1860 Election in Westchester Union Electoral Ticket: 8,126 votes Republican (Lincoln) Ticket: 6,171 votes April 1861 Attack on Fort Sumpter Lincoln calls for 75,000 militia, nationwide, for 3…

Town Enrollment Record of 1863

The Town of Mamaroneck was required to list “all persons residing in the Town between ages 18 and 45 and identify exemptions”  including the fact that a person had already enlisted. This document has been preserved in Town records and it is an excellent record to identify town residents who had, at the time, already…

Charles McKnight Leoser

Colonel Charles McKnight Leoser graduated from West Point in1861 assumed command of the Eleventh NY Infantry after the Battle of Bull Run.He lived in Larchmont’s Manor House in the 1890s. Upon his death he was commended and the document tells his story.  

Slave Transactions in the De Lancey Family Papers

The following are transactions documented in the Bills of sale in the De Lancey Family Papers, Museum of the City of New York. The compilation and commentary is from the Mamaroneck History Facebook page developed and maintained by Peter Fellows.  1793 March 29: Margaret (Peg) 10 yrs old, $30 – for life – from Charity & Jonathon…

Mamaroneck in the Civil War

The Town of Mamaroneck has no memorial to soldiers who fought in the Civil War. A common belief has been that the records are too unreliable to accurately identify the people who should be honored. For example, Captain Frederick Whittaker, in the History of Westchester County New York  (J. Thomas Scharf, 1886) wrote that “I…

Here you will find descriptions, photographs and other resources pertaining to the early history of Mamaroneck Town and its two villages, Larchmont and Mamaroneck. The site is maintained by residents who aim to discover and share what they have learned. The site currently focuses on two main subjects: Mamaroneck in the Civil War and Slavery in Mamaroneck.   The…