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.
Left the State: July 3, 1863
Mustered out: August 4, 1863.
Mustered in: July 12, 1864
October 29, 1864.
This regiment, then located in New York city, now not in existence, was ordered
to Harrisburg, Pa., June 18, 1863, for a service of thirty days; commanded
by Col. Frederick A. Conkling, it (eight companies) left the State July 3,
1863; served in the defenses of Baltimore, Md., in the Middle Department, 8th
Corps, and was mustered out of th.e United States service August 4, 1863 at
New York city.
It was again mustered in the United States service July 12, 1864, but for
a period of 100 days; it (ten companies) served under the command of Colonel
Conkling, at and near Washington, D. C, Great Falls, Md., and Winchester,
and was mustered out October 29, 1864, at New York city.
In its service in 1864 the regiment lost by death, of disease, etc., one
officer and eleven enlisted men; total, twelve; arid portions of it took part
skirmish with guerrillas, September 24, 1864, at Potomac river near Muddy
See here for a brief history of the State
Militia / National Guard.
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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
February 5, 2010