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.
Mustered in June 16, 1863
Mustered out: July 22, 1863.
The organization of this regiment, located in Brooklyn and still in existence,
dates from the 20th of January, 1862, when its first company (A) was mustered
into the State service; the regimental organization was perfected July 14,
The regiment has received authority to place silver rings on the lances of
its colors, engraved as follows:
On the National Color.— Gettysburg Campaign, 1863.
On the Stale Color.— Draft riot, July and August, 1863; East New York,
September 22, 1863; Brooklyn, November 6, 1864; Brooklyn, February 16, 1870;
Orange riots, 1871; Hornellsville, July 22, 1877; Buffalo, August, 1892; Brooklyn,
January, 1895; Albany, 1901.
Service in the War of the Rebellion.
This regiment (ten companies) left the State June 18, 1863, commanded by
Col. William Everdell, Jr. It was mustered in the United States service
days at Harrisburg, where, and in the vicinity of which, it served in the
3d Brigade, 1st Division, Department Susquehanna. It was mustered out
July 22, 1863.
It participated in the following engagements: June 28th, at Oyster Point,
Pa.; July 1, 1863, at Carlisle, Pa.
See here for a brief history of the State
Militia / National Guard
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Guide to the New York State National Guard, 23rd Infantry Regiment records ARC.216
Scope: This collection includes materials dating from 1863 to 1957 documenting the peacetime activities of the NGSNY 23rd (later 106th) Infantry Regiment, as well as the Regiment's service in the Civil War and World War I. Items include muster rolls and member lists, dinner and event programs and invitations, regimental histories, news clippings, photographs, and issues of the Regiment's journals, The Guardsman and Vigilantia. Also included are two scrapbooks of decorations, notes and correspondence, photographs, clippings, and ephemera. One scrapbook commemorates a rifle match between the NGSNY 23rd Regiment and the 13th Regiment of the Pennsylvania National Guard at Gettysburg in 1893, while the other relates to the 23rd Regiment's visit to Gettysburg in 1904. The latter scrapbook is oversized and is housed separately from the rest of the collection. Finally, the collection contains a small number of items documenting the Veteran Association of the 23rd Regiment's Company A, including a dinner and meeting announcement and a single volume containing the Association's constitution, amendments, and membership lists with autograph signatures and addresses for each member.
Located at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Thank you to John Zarrillo for recommending this resource.
Lockwood, John. Our campaign around Gettysburg :
being a memorial of what was endured, suffered, and accomplished by the Twenty-third
regiment (N.Y.S.N.G.) and other regiments associated with them, in their
Pennsylvania and Maryland campaign, during the rebel invasion of the loyal
states in June-July, 1863. Brooklyn : A.H. Rome, 1864.
Items in the museum collection are in bold.
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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
August 12, 2013