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Chester A. Arthur Correspondence
Donated by Sam Synder

The Communities of New York and the Civil War: The Recruiting Areas of the New York Civil War Regiments
Compiled by C. E. DORNBUSCH

New York Civil War Newspaper Clipping Files

New York Militia Laws during the Civil War

"Military Affairs in New York" chapter from The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 -- records of the regiments in the Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and soldiers. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908, pp 18-49.

See also Of New York State Militia Units in 1861

Nicknames and Synonyms for New York Units

Union Blue and Militia Gray: The Role of the New York State Militia in the Civil War
Master's Thesis by Gustav Person

Answering The Call: The New York State Militia Responds to the Crises of 1861
By Gustav Person
This article appeared in the May/June 2008 issue of Civil War History. It is reprinted here with permission from the publisher.
Note: This is a large file size of over 3 MB. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access this file.

Civil War Battle Summaries

Volunteer Organization of the State and New York State Militia / New York National Guard

Research Guide: Discover your community's Civil War heritage.
While this book focuses on New Jersey resources, many of the strategies are applicable to New York.

Article: Black Americans in the US Military: Civil War

Article: Ideals Before Glory: The New York Civil War Centennial Commission, by Michael Murtagh, Siena College, 12/18/07

Confederate Diary: Diary of James M. Malbone, 6th Virginia Infantry.

Links to other institutions

Database: NYS Civil War Soldiers - by the New York State Archives [link will open a new window]

Database: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors - by the National Park Service [link will open a new window]


James Malbone Diary transcription


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