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50th Regiment
New York State Militia
New York National Guard
Civil War


Mustered in: September 2, 1864
Mustered out: December 2, 1864.

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
Companies A and B of this regiment, which is not now in existence, located then at Ithaca and Ulysses, commanded by Capts. Charles F. Blood and Stephen Clough, respectively, were mustered in the service of the United States, at Elmira, for a period of 100 days, September 2, 1864. They served at Elmira, as Companies L and M, 58th Militia, and were there mustered out, December 2, 1864.

See here for a brief history of the State Militia / National Guard.

Further Reading
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 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.

   Harvey, A. D. Harvey A. Dowe papers, 1862-1866.
Description:.2 cubic ft.
Abstract: Correspondence, rosters, certificates, and notes relating to military organization in Ithaca, New York during the Civil War. Primarily addressed to Harvey Dowe, the letters pertain to the following matters: enrollment of volunteers in the 50th Regiment, court martials, Special Orders from the Office of the Adjutant General (in Albany, New York), uniforms, and arms. Other papers include lists of elected officials, a muster roll, Certificates of Appointments of Enrolling Officers, election and appointment returns (of officers), notes of parental consent (to enlist), and military instructions.
Harvey A. Dowe was a colonel in the 50th Regiment of the New York State National Guard. In 1863 he was appointed Brigadier General and was authorized to organize a 28th Brigade of the National Guard, to be comprised of men from Tompkins, Tioga, and Broome counties. The following year a special order added Chemung and Schuyler counties to Dowe's command.
Harvey A. Dowe. Papers, #3194. Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Cornell University Libraries.

New York Infantry. 50th Regiment. History of the Dewitt guard, company A, 50th regiment National guard, state of New York. Ithaca, N.Y.: Andrus, McChain & Co., steam printers, 1866.



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