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: May 29, 1862
Mustered out: September 2, 1862
Mustered in: June 18, 1863
Mustered out: July 22, 1863
Mustered in: May 6, 1864
Mustered out: June 6, 1864
This regiment, then located in New York city, now not in service, was mustered
in the United States service, May 29, 1862, for three months, and left the
State (eight companies) the same day. Commanded by Col. Charles Roome, it served
in the Middle Department, and was mustered out September 2, 1862, at New York
June 18, 1863, it was remustered in the United States service, but for thirty
days, and commanded by Colonel Roome, it left (ten companies) for Harrisburg,
Pa., the same day, and served in the 4th Brigade, 1st Division, Department
Susquehanna. It was mustered out at New York city, July 22, 1863.
May 6, 1864, it was mustered in the United States service for the third time,
and, under the command of Col. Ossian D. Ashley, it served (nine companies)
in the harbor of New York, until it was mustered out, June 6, 1864.
In its service in 1863, the regiment lost: Died of disease, 1 enlisted
man; and took part in skirmishes at Sporting Hill, Pa., June 30, 1863,
had 1 officer and 3 enlisted men wounded, and at Carlisle, Pa., July
i, 1863, where 2 officers and 2 enlisted men were wounded, and 3 captured;
3 officers, 5 enlisted men; captured, 3 enlisted men; aggregate, 11.
See here for a brief history of the State
Militia / National Guard.
This is meant to be a comprehensive list. If, however, you know of a resource that is not listed below, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the resource and where it is located. This can include photographs, letters, articles and other non-book materials. Also, if you have any materials in your possession that you would like to donate, the museum is always looking for items specific to New York's military heritage. Thank you.
Whittemore, Henry. History of the Seventy-first regiment
including the history of the Veteran association with biographical sketches
of members.New York: W. McDonald & Co., 1886.
Thank you to Steve Glazer for pointing out that the 71st and 37th were consolidated in 1870.
Items in the museum collection are in bold.
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May 20, 2011