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10th Regiment
New York State Militia
New York National Guard
Civil War

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

This regiment, still in the service as a battalion, located at Albany, was organized in 1860. Company A was also known as the Albany Zouave Cadets, and B as the Washington Continentals. The regiment served the State in the so-called "Anti-Rent War" in the Helderberg Mountains, in summer of 1865, and at West Albany during the Labor and Railroad riots in July, 1877.

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.

Albany Zouave Cadets. Collection, 1860-1931.
Description: 7 boxes (4.0 cubic ft.)
Abstract: The collection consists of records and ephemera of the Albany Zouave Cadets. It includes printed copies of the constitution and by-laws, original manuscript of minutes, letter books, correspondence, and other papers related to organizational and business matters. Also includes scrapbooks containing news clippings about meetings, social activities, obituaries of members, programs, photographs, badges, the unit flag, and annotated copies of Albany Zouave Cadets: Fifty Years Young by James H. Manning (Albany: Weed-Parsons Printing Co., 1910).
Finding Aid is at [link opens new window]
Collection is Located at the New York State Library Manuscripts and Special Collections.

Woodhall, D M. Manual of Arms: Compiled Pursuant to Regimental Orders for the Tenth Regiment, N.g., S.n.y. Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1865.
Located at US Military Academy at West Point Library.

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: October 2, 2014

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