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Wars Other  
Revolutionary War AG Reports General NY/Fed Installation
War of 1812 Prior to 1861 Fed Inst./Person
CW-Name NYNG Records

NAVAL

Civil War 27th Division Books AIR FORCE
Spanish-American War WW2 - 27th Division National Guard Bureau
World War One   Other National Guard Musuems
World War Two NY Guard ReUnion
Korean War Liscense Request 7th Regiment

REV WAR
Our collection was started in 1863; as such we do not have many primary documents before this.
You could try the following places:
The Army Heritage & Education Center
950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 245-3971
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/index.htm

US Army Center of Military History
103 Third Avenue
Ft. McNair, DC 20319-5058
Voice: 202.685.2704
Fax: 202.685.4570
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/
cmhonline@hqda.army.mil

New York State Archives
New York State Education Department
Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-6926
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/research/res_topics_military.shtml
ARCHINFO@mail.nysed.gov

National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20408
(1-866-272-6272)
http://www.archives.gov

Fort Ticonderoga
PO Box 390
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
(518) 585-2821
email us: fort@fort-ticonderoga.org
http://www.fort-ticonderoga.org/

Saratoga National Historical Park
http://www.nps.gov/sara/

The David Library of the American Revolution
http://www.dlar.org/

Book
Hastings, Hugh, compiler. Military minutes of the Council of Appointment of the State of New York, 1783-1821.
4 vol's. Albany : James B. Lyon, 1901.
A good source for the names and locations of early New York State militia officers and
nits. The fourth volume is an index.

New York in the Revolution as colony and state. Albany: Press of Brandow Print. Co., 1898.
and the supplement.

WorldCat, a database of most of the US libraries, may also have some materials relating to the unit.:
http://www.worldcat.org/

You can contact the local public library, historical society, city historian and county historian where the unit was raised.

1812
Our War of 1812 records are currently at the NY State Archives. You should contact them for this information.
New York State Archives
New York State Education Department
Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-6926
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/research/res_topics_military.shtml
ARCHINFO@mail.nysed.gov

Public papers of Daniel D. Tompkins, governor of New York, 1807-1817. 3 vol's.
New York and Albany : Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co. & Albany J. B. Lyon, 1898-1902.
Good source for War of 1812 officers and units. Each volume is indexed; volume 3 has a cumulative index.
Available online at: http://archive.org/details/publicpapersdan00hastgoog

WorldCat, a database of most of the US libraries, may also have some materials relating to the unit.:
http://www.worldcat.org/

You can contact the local public library, historical society, city historian and county historian where the unit was raised.

CIVIL WAR
We may have a newspaper clipping file on this unit. To find out if we do see:
http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civil/CWN.htm
If it is not online, copies can be ordered. The cost is 20 cents per page plus postage with a minimum charge of $3.00. Contact me for the exact amount.

You may be able to get more information from his pension file.
Instructions on how to apply for that are at:
http://www.archives.gov/research/military/pension-genealogy/1861-1934.html
if the above link does not work try:
http://tinyurl.com/8y863

The New York State Archives also may additional information:
New York State Archives
New York State Education Department
Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-6926
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/research/res_topics_military.shtml
ARCHINFO@mail.nysed.gov

WorldCat, a database of most of the US libraries, may also have some materials relating to the unit.:
http://www.worldcat.org/

You may be able to get some information from:
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Web Site
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/

You can see if there is a photograph at the Center For Military History
http://www.ahco.army.mil/site/photos_brief.jsp

Finally, you can contact the local public library, historical society, city historian and county historian where the unit was raised.

Books:
New York. Adjutant General. [Register of New York regiments in the War of the Rebellion]..
43 vols. Albany: 1894-1906.
Lists the officers and enlisted men in each New York State volunteer regiment and battery during the Civil War. Includes a sketch of their service with the unit. A hard to find set.

Phisterer, Frederick, compiler. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865.
6 vol's. Albany : J. B. Lyon, 1912. 3rd edition.
Provides a brief service history for each New York State volunteer and militia unit that served in the Civil War. Includes a list of battles and casualties. Lists the officers for each regiment with a sketch of their service in the regiment.

CW-Name
I can find no mention of any the soldier you wrote about who served with a New York unit during the Civil War.
You can check for permutations of his name at:
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/

Once you have a name and unit I can give you what information I have.

To find a soldier if you know the name and a rough geographical area:
You can find out what soldiers may have been the one you are looking for by:
1 – going to The National Parks Service’s Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site at:
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm
And entering the name.
This site will tell you what unit each man was in.

2 – In another window open The Communities of New York and the Civil War, available online at:
http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civil/dornbusch/dornbuschIndex.htm
Choose the county you think the person was from.
This site will tell you what units were raised in this county.

3 – Compare the two lists, the soldiers and the units raised in the county. If there is a match that could very well be the soldier you are looking for.
We have rosters for every regiment online at:
http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civil/rosters/rosters.htm

Spanish-American War
Books
Herrick, Chauncey W., compiler. Index to New York In the Spanish-American War.
Albany : J. B. Lyon Co., 1914.
Separately printed index to New York in the Spanish-American War.

New York in the Spanish-American War, 1898 : part of the report of the Adjutant-General of the State for 1900.
3 vol's. Albany : James B. Lyon, 1900.
Provides a brief service history of each New York State regiment that participated in the
Spanish-American War. Lists each man who served in the regiment and includes a
sketch of his service record during the war.

United Spanish War Veterans. Department of New York.
Proceedings of the United Spanish War Veterans.
Annual. 1904-1973. Library has an incomplete run.

WorldCat, a database of most of the US libraries, may also have some materials relating to the unit.:
http://www.worldcat.org/

You can contact the local public library, historical society, city historian and county historian where the unit was raised.

WW1
If the person was from New York, the New York State Archives should have this information:
New York State Archives
New York State Education Department
Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-6926
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/research/res_topics_military.shtml
ARCHINFO@mail.nysed.gov

To research a unit, contact the following:

The Army Heritage & Education Center
950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 245-3971
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/index.htm

US Army Center of Military History
103 Third Avenue
Ft. McNair, DC 20319-5058
Voice: 202.685.2704
Fax: 202.685.4570
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/
cmhonline@hqda.army.mil

National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20408
(1-866-272-6272)
http://www.archives.gov

Books:
Kincaid, J. Leslie, compiler. Roll of honor: citizens of the state of New York who died while in the service of the United States during the World War.
Albany : J. 13. Lyon Co., 1?22.
Arranged by counties.

O’Ryan, John F. The story of the 27th Division.
2 vol's. New York : Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., 1921.
The most complete history of New York’s 27th Division during World War I. Well
illustrated. Includes appendices listing winners of decoration and list of the 27th
Division deaths (includes name, unit, rank, date of death, and where originally buried).
The index is fair.

Center of Military History. Order of battle of the United States land forces in the World War. Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 1931.

WorldCat, a database of most of the US libraries, may also have some materials relating to the unit.:
http://www.worldcat.org/

You can contact the local public library, historical society, city historian and county historian where the unit was raised.

WORLD WAR TWO
Almost all personnel and units were part of the United States forces. Places to contact are:
The Army Heritage & Education Center
950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 245-3971
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/index.htm

US Army Center of Military History
103 Third Avenue
Ft. McNair, DC 20319-5058
Voice: 202.685.2704
Fax: 202.685.4570
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/
cmhonline@hqda.army.mil

To find out more about a person you need to request his records from the Federal Government.
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20408
(1-866-272-6272)
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html
You need to fill out Form 180 and mail it in:
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/standard-form-180.html

If you are a close relative and know the person's ID numbers (military and SSN), you may be able to use the online request form at
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/index.html
Choose the "Launch eVetRecs" link on the bottom, you may have to scroll down

WorldCat, a database of most of the US libraries, may also have some materials relating to the unit.:
http://www.worldcat.org/

Reunions:
We understand that some individuals have had success locating former members of the Armed Forces by placing advertisements in publications of various veterans organizations such as the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which have special columns for reunion purposes.
http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/other-helpful-sites.html

KOREAN WAR
Korean War National Museum
http://www.kwnm.org/

The Army Heritage & Education Center
950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 245-3971
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/index.htm

US Army Center of Military History
103 Third Avenue
Ft. McNair, DC 20319-5058
Voice: 202.685.2704
Fax: 202.685.4570
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/
cmhonline@hqda.army.mil

 

NYNG Records
We do not have any records for this time period.
CATEGORY 1: Records for Active Duty Service

Contact:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, Mo. 63132-5100
1-866-272-6272.

or visit the National Archives and Records Administration website
NOTE: A major fire at the National Personnel Records Center in 1973 destroyed nearly 80% of Army records 1912-1960, and 75% of Air Force records 1947-1964. Alternate Sources are avaliable for finding personnel information from these time periods.
CATEGORY 2: Records for NY Army National Guard or NY Air National Guard members dischaged within the past 60 years

Contact:
Department of the Army
ATTN: MNP, Building 25
New York Army National Guard
1 Buffington Street
Watervliet, NY 12189-4000
Mr. Steven Essex, (518) 272-6438

You may also use form SF180, avaliable from the National Archive website.
Although it is possible, use of the FOIA/FOIL request form to request military records is discouraged due to personal information (such as SSN) being transferred over an unsecured email network.
CATEGORY 3: Records for Former NY Army or Air National Guard Soldiers dischaged over 60 years ago

Contact:
NYS Archives and Records Administration (SARA)
Cultural Education Center, Room 11D40
Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-8955

NOTE: Personnel records over 60 years old are routinely destroyed. Some records and unit musters, etc., are avaliable here or by emailing archref@mail.nysed.gov.

WW2 - 27th Division
I have no record of ZZZZ. This in not unusual because even though the 27th Infantry Division was originally a New York National Guard unit, when it was federalized in 1940 the US Army started keeping the official records.
To find out more about a person you need to request his records from the Federal Government.
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20408
(1-866-272-6272)
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html
You need to fill out Form 180 and mail it in:
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/standard-form-180.html

If you are a close relative and know the person's ID numbers (military and SSN), you may be able to use the online request form at
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/index.html
Choose the "Launch eVetRecs" link on the bottom, you may have to scroll down

The Army Heritage & Education Center
950 Soldiers Drive
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 245-3971
www.USAHEC.org
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/

You can also try:
The Army Heritage & Education Center
950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 245-3971
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/index.htm

US Army Center of Military History
103 Third Avenue
Ft. McNair, DC 20319-5058
Voice: 202.685.2704
Fax: 202.685.4570
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/
cmhonline@hqda.army.mil

The 27th Division has an official newsletter, the Orion Gallivanter. They often sponsor reunions. Their contact information is:
The 27th Division Association
PO Box 2522
Syracuse, NY 13220-2522
Roberta Comerford is the secretary. Her contact information is:
Roberta Comerford
The 27th Division Association
PO Box 2522
Syracuse, NY 13220-2522
315.434.9724
Roberta.Comerford@us.army.mil

We understand that some individuals have had success locating former members of the Armed Forces by placing advertisements in publications of various veterans organizations such as the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which have special columns for reunion purposes.
http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/other-helpful-sites.html

The 27th Infantry Division in World War II / Love, Edmund G. -- Washington: Infantry Journal Press, 1949.

The National Guard Bureau
1411 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington VA 22202-3231
http://www.ngb.army.mil/

General NY/Fed Installation
New York State Archives
New York State Education Department
Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-6926
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/research/res_topics_military.shtml
ARCHINFO@mail.nysed.gov

National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20408
(1-866-272-6272)
http://www.archives.gov/

The Army Heritage & Education Center
950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 245-3971
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/index.htm

US Army Center of Military History
103 Third Avenue
Ft. McNair, DC 20319-5058
Voice: 202.685.2704
Fax: 202.685.4570
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/
cmhonline@hqda.army.mil

You can contact the local public library, historical society, city historian and county historian where the unit was raised.

NY Guard
nyguardassociation@yahoo.com

Fed Inst./Person
We are a New York National Guard installation. Therefore, we do not have information on federal installations and/or personnel who served in the US forces (Army, Navy, Marines, etc.).
You should check the:
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20408
(1-866-272-6272)
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html
You need to fill out Form 180 and mail it in:
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/standard-form-180.html

If you are a close relative and know the person's ID numbers (military and SSN), you may be able to use the online request form at
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/index.html
Choose the "Launch eVetRecs" link on the bottom, you may have to scroll down

The Army Heritage & Education Center
950 Soldiers Drive
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 245-3971
www.USAHEC.org
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/documents/USAMHI_Historical_Reference_E_Form.pdf

You can also try:
The Army Heritage & Education Center
950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 245-3971
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/index.htm

US Army Center of Military History
103 Third Avenue
Ft. McNair, DC 20319-5058
Voice: 202.685.2704
Fax: 202.685.4570
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/
cmhonline@hqda.army.mil

The VA administration
NYS Division of Veteran Affairs
100 Saratoga Village Blvd.
Suite 13C
Malta, NY 12020
1-888-VETS NYS (1-888-838-7697)

You can contact the local public library, historical society, city historian and county historian where the unit was raised.

NAVAL
The Naval Historical Center
Naval Historical Center
805 Kidder Breese Street SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060
http://www.history.navy.mil/contact.html

Marines
United States Marine Corps
Marine Corps Education Command
Marine Corps University
History Division
3079 Moreell Avenue
Quantico, Virginia 22134
(703) 432-4874

AIR FORCE
Unfortunately, our museum cannot help you with this request. We are a New York National Guard museum and have very little information on USAF or USAAF operations.

The following may be able to help:
Air Force History Office
AF/HO
1190 Air Force Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330-1190
Comm: (703) 697-5600
DSN: 227-5600
FAX: (703) 693-3496
http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/

Air Force Historical Research Agency
http://www.au.af.mil/au/afhra/
334.953.5342

National Museum of the United States Air Force
Public Affairs Division, 1100 Spaatz St.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 45433-7102
(937) 255-4704
http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/

ReUnion
From NARA
We understand that some individuals have had success locating former members of the Armed Forces by placing advertisements in publications of various veterans organizations such as the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which have special columns for reunion purposes.
http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/other-helpful-sites.html

The 27th Division has an official newsletter, the Orion Gallivanter. They often sponsor reunions. Their contact information is:
The 27th Division Association
PO Box 2522
Syracuse, NY 13220-2522
Roberta Comerford is the secretary. Her contact information is:
Roberta Comerford
The 27th Division Association
PO Box 2522
Syracuse, NY 13220-2522
315.434.9724
Roberta.Comerford@us.army.mil

Liscense Request
You must request a release stating exactly what you would like to use, for what purpose and for how long. I then submit this to our legal department, they draft a release, and we both sign it.

For this I need your complete contact information, including mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and email.

We do charge for scanning or photographic reproductions. The charge is $20 for the first and $17 for every one thereafter. You can have a 8x10 in grayscale or a "color" CDV or both. All scans will be burned to a CD and mailed. The charge includes postage.

7th Regiment

New York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
For general information, call: (212) 873-3400
https://www.nyhistory.org/
webmaster@nyhistory.org

Kirsten Reoch
Project Director
Seventh Regiment Armory Conservancy, Inc.
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 616-3937
fax (212) 249-5518
KReoch@armoryonpark.org

 

DMNA Public Affairs Office: 518-786-4581

 

 

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