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2nd Regiment
New York State Militia
New York National Guard
Civil War

History

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, located at New York city, was ordered, April 24, 1861, to prepare for service. The order having been revoked, the regiment volunteered for three years, and entered the service of the United States in May and June, 1861. It's original company, D, became the 3d Battery (Vols.), and December 7, 1861, the regiment received the designation, 82d Volunteers. It is not now in existence.

The following is taken from Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Military Statistics of the State of New York, Albany: [The Bureau], (C. Wendell), 1866.
In addition to the regiments heretofore enumerated, the Second, Ninth, Fourteenth and Seventy-ninth militia volunteered for the war, and were known respectively as the Eighty-second, Eighty-third, Eighty-fourth and Seventy-ninth New York Volunteers. An account of their services belongs properly to that of the State volunteer troops. The Second, Fourteenth, and Seventy-ninth participated in the battle of Bull Run. The Ninth at the time of the battle was at Harper's Ferry, under General Patterson. The Second fought in the Second brigade (Schenck's) of the First division (Tyler's.) Its loss, as reported a week after the battle, was 24 killed and 27 wounded. The Fourteenth was in the First brigade Second division. Its loss was 25 killed and 58 wounded, besides prisoners. The Seventy-ninth was in the Third brigade (Sherman's), First division. Its loss was 32 killed, 51 wounded and 115 missing. Among the killed was Colonel Cameron, the commanding officer.

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 ng.ny.nyarng.list.historians@mail.mil 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.

Farrington, Patrick and Elsie E. Reynolds (ed.). The Civil War letters of Patrick Farrington : first sergeant, Company G, Second New York State Militia Regiment (82nd New York Infantry), 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac. St. Petersburg, FL : E.E. Reynolds, 2003.

 

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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
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