12th Regiment, New York State Militia (3 months, 1861)

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 12th Regiment, New York State Militia mustered in May 2, 1861. It mustered out at New York City August 5, 1861.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘New York in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • New York in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for New York, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Old Guard Association (New York City, New York). Souvenir of the annual reunion, 1894 : with historical sketch of the Twelfth Regiment, N.G.S.N.Y., 1847-1861, campaign of 'sixty-one, with muster rolls. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6083675  and Report : annual reunion and dinner of the Old Guard Association, Twelfth Regiment, N.G.S.N.Y., Saturday, April 21st, 1894 : at the Manhattan Athletic Club, Madison Avenue and 45th Street, New York City. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6083674 
  • 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, (Reprint of original published: Madison, WI.: Federal Pub. Co., 1908). Other libraries with this book,FHL Books 973 M2ua, vols. 1-9

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011)