New York State Militia
New York National Guard
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion,
3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
This regiment, located in Brooklyn and still in existence, was organized June
9, 1847. April 28, 1898, it was authorized to be organized as a twelve company
regiment, preparatory to entering the service of the United States, into which
service it was mustered May 13, 1898; it was mustered out of such service October
27, 1898. December 6th, the regiment was continued as a regiment of the National
Guard composed of twelve companies.
The regiment has authority to place silver
rings on the lances of its colors, engraved as follows:
On the National Color.—Advance into Virginia, May 24, 1861; Bull Run,
Va., July 21, 1861; Bali's Cross Roads, Va., August 27, 1861; Upton's Hill,
Va., October 5, 1861; Binn's Hill, Va., November 18, 1861; Falmouth, Va., April
17-18, 1862; Carmel Church, Va., July 23, 1862; Massaponax, Va., August 6,
1862; General Pope's campaign, Va., August 16-September 3, 1862; Rappahannock
River, Va., August 21, 1862; Rappahannock Station. Va., August 23, 1862; Sulphur
Springs, Va., August 26, 1862; Gainesville, Va., August 28, 1862; Groveton,
Va., August 29, 1862; second Bull Run, Va., August 30, 1862; South Mountain,
Md., September 14, 1862; Keedysville, Md., September 15-16, 1862; Antietam,
Md., September 17, 1862; Fredericksburg, Va., December 13-15, 1862; Port Royal,
Va., April 22-23, 1863; Fitzhugh's Crossing, Va., April 29-May 2, 1863; Chancellorsville,
Va., May 3, 1863; Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3, 1863; Mine Run, Va., November
28-30, 1863; Wilderness, Va., May 5-7, 1864; Spotsylvania, Va., May 8-21, 1864;
Piney Branch Church, Va., May 8, 1864; Laurel Hill, Va., May 10, 1864; Spanish-American
On the State Color.— Fire Island, September, 1892; Brooklyn,
It performed service for the State also at the Angel Gabriel riots, Brooklyn,
July, 1854; Orange riots, July 12, 1871; Railroad Labor riots, July, 1877;
Motormen's strike, Brooklyn,. January, 1895.
Service in the War of the Rebellion.
This regiment, failing to be ordered to the
front, volunteered and entered the service of the United States for three years
in May, 1861. December 7,
1861, it was by the State designated the 84th
Volunteers, under which title will be found its volunteer history.
The following is taken from Third Annual Report of the Bureau
of Military Statistics of the State of New York, Albany: [The Bureau],
(C. Wendell), 1866.
In addition to the regiments heretofore enumerated, the Second, Ninth,
Fourteenth and Seventy-ninth militia volunteered for the war, and were known
respectively as the Eighty-second, Eighty-third, Eighty-fourth and Seventy-ninth
New York Volunteers. An account of their services belongs properly to that of
the State volunteer troops. The Second, Fourteenth, and Seventy-ninth participated
in the battle of Bull Run. The Ninth at the time of the battle was at Harper's
Ferry, under General Patterson. The Second fought in the Second brigade (Schenck's)
of the First division (Tyler's.) Its loss, as reported a week after the battle,
was 24 killed and 27 wounded. The Fourteenth was in the First brigade Second
division. Its loss was 25 killed and 58 wounded, besides prisoners. The Seventy-ninth
was in the Third brigade (Sherman's), First division. Its loss was 32 killed,
51 wounded and 115 missing. Among the killed was Colonel Cameron, the commanding
See here for a brief history of the State
Militia / National Guard
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Egolf, John. Pennsylvania low-lands. Washington, DC: Geo. P. Hardwick.
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