3rd Regiment, New York Light Artillery

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 3rd Regiment, New York Light Artillery was organized in Washington, D. C., from 19th Regiment Infantry December 11, 1861. They mustered out at Syracuse, N. Y., June 2, 1863.[1].

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
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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
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  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Hall, Henry. Cayuga in the field, a record of the 19th N. Y. Volunteers, all the batteries of the 3d New York Artillery, and 75th New York Volunteers : comprising an account of their organization, camp life, marches, battles, losses, toils and triumphs in the war for the Union, with complete rolls of their members. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083581
  • 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
  • United States. Army. New York Light Artillery Regiment, 3rd. Survivors of the 19th N.Y. Volunteers and 3d N.Y. Light Artillery. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083580

References[edit | edit source]

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