26th Regiment, New York Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 26th Regiment, New York Infantry was organized at Elmira, New York, and mustered in May 21, 1861. The regiment mustered out May 28, 1863. [1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Batteries in this Battalion 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.
  • Bacon, William Johnson. Memorial of William Kirkland Bacon, late adjutant of the Twenty-Sixth Regiment of New York State Volunteers. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL fiche 6083698
  • Frederick Henry Dyer,A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers; Sailors System (database on-line).
  • Mahood, Wayne. Written in blood : a history of the 126th New York Infantry in the Civil War. (Hightstown, New Jersey : Longstreet House, c1997) FHL Book 974.78 M2m
  • McClenthen, Charles S.A sketch of the campaign in Virginia and Maryland from Cedar Mountain to Antietam. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083699
  • Mills, J. Harrison.Chronicles of the Twenty-First Regiment New York State Volunteers : embracing a full history of the regiment from the enrolling of the first volunteer in Buffalo, April 15, 1861, to the final mustering out, May 18, 1863, including a copy of muster out rolls of field and staff. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083689
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. New York Department (Rochester, New York). History of Monroe (New York) soldiery, 1861-1865. (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1994) FHL Film 1598123 Item 8
  • 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 6 December 2010).