New York State Militia
New York National Guard
Garde La Fayette
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed.
Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
Left the State: June 24, 1863
Mustered out: July 27, 1863
This regiment, not in existence now, but then located in New York city, entered
the United States service for three years as the 55th
Volunteers; on its
consolidation with the 38th Volunteers in
1862, it was reorganized as a State organization.
June 18, 1863, this organization,
(seven companies) commanded by Col. Eugene
Le Gal, was ordered to Harrisburg, Pa., to serve thirty days; it left the
State June 24, 1863, and served in the 2d Separate Brigade, Middle Department,
Corps, and was mustered out of service at New York city July 27, 1863.
See here for a brief history of the State
Militia / National Guard.
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Waud, Alfred R. N.Y. Militia 55 Lafayette
Description: 1 drawing on yellow tracing paper : pencil ; 13.3 x 16.8 cm. (sheet)
At Library of Congress
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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
February 5, 2010