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16th Infantry Regiment
Civil War
First St. Lawrence County Regiment; First Northern New York Regiment


Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer

Historical Sketch from the 3rd Annual Report of the Bureau of Military Statistics

Muster Roll

Unit Roster

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.

16th New York Infantry Regiment Records (1861-1863), Mss Coll. No. 133.
.5 linear feet.
Located at Saint Lawrence University.
An online finding aid is here.
Resource submitted by Patrick Fultz.

Curtis, Newton Martin. From Bull run to Chancellorsville, the story of the Sixteenth New York infantry, together with personal reminiscences, by Newton Martin Curtis. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1906.
Available online at:
Thank you to Mark Aubrey for pointing out the online version.

Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center. Identified Union soldier signatures on the Blenheim Attic and House Walls.
Names: JONES, Abram, Pvt., Co D; CONANT, Charles H., Cpl., Co. D; DOWSEY, Richard H., Pvt., Co. D; RUGAR, Jacob W., Pvt., Co. C; THAYER, Alfred, Pvt., Co. C
For more information please visit their web site.

Potsdam Public Museum. Potsdam Public Museum 16th Regiment NYV.
Thank you to Patrick Fultz for pointing out this resource.

Rose, Edwin. Papers, 1830-1862.
Description: 4 items
Abstract: Photograph of Colonel Edwin Rose; appointment as Second Lieutenant in the Regular Artillery, signed by Andrew Jackson, 1830; appointment as Colonel of the 16th Regiment, 6th Brigade, 2nd Division of the New York State Volunteers, 1861; and appointment as Colonel of the 81st Regiment, New York State Volunteers.
Located at the Bridge Hampton Historical Society. Library, Bridgehampton, NY.

Thompson, William W. Historical sketch of the Sixteenth regiment N.Y.S. volunteer infantry, April, 1861-May, 1863. First reunion, Potsdam, N. Y., August 31st and September 1st, 1866. [Albany: Brandow, Barton & co., 1886].
Available online at:
Thank you to Arthur LaMarche for pointing out the online version.

"A touching tribute: Imposing tribute at funeral of Rev. F. B. Hall." The Plattsburgh Sentinel (9 October 1903).
Thank you to Mark Aubrey for pointing out this resource.


New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: January 25, 2018

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