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''[[United States|United States]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[United States Military Records{{breadcrumb|U.S. Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   link1=[[New YorkGenealogy|New York]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   | link2=[[New York Military Records|New York , MilitaryRecords]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   | link3=[[New York in the Civil War|New York in the Civil War]]   | link4=| link5=[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   168th Regiment, New York Infantry'' |168th Regiment, New York Infantry]]}} 
=== Brief History ===
The 168th regiment was organized at Newburgh, Orange County, and mustered in February 11, 1863 under Colonel William R. Brown, Lieutenant Colonel James Low and Major George Waller. This unit was originally the 19th Militia of the National Guard.<br>The regiment served guard duty along Orange &amp; Alexandria Railroad, Virginia, until October, 1863. They were mustered out October 31, 1863 under Colonel Brown &amp; Lt. Colonel Low.<ref>Frederick Henry Dyer, ''A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion'', (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at ''Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System'' (database on-line) at https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm (accessed 2010).</ref><ref>New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 168th Infantry Regiment” in ''New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center'' at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/168thInf/168thInfMain.htm (accessed 30 December 2010) citing Frederick Phisterer, ''New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed''. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).</ref><ref>Hawks, Steve.''The Civil War in the East''. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY168.php (accessed 30 December 2010)</ref>  For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>  *The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnyin11.htm#3 168th Regiment Infantry "19th State Militia Infantry"], (accessed 22 August 2012).<br>
The [http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/168thInf/168thInfMain.htm New York State Military Museum ]website has a unit history project page for the 168th Infantry Regiment.
The [http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY168.php Civil War in the East ]website gives a timeline for the involvement of 168th New York Infantry Regiment in the war.
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin ===
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.
See the [http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/rosters/Infantry/168th_Infantry_CW_Roster.pdf Regiment Roster], for listing of individuals, their company and their involvement.  The companies were recruited principally: A at Wallkill, Montgomery, Mount Hope, Lisle, Coventry and New York City; B at Newburgh, Walden and Fishkill; C, D — Washington Continentals — and I at Newburgh; E at Peekskill, Newburgh and Yorktown; F — Newburgh Guard — at Newburgh, Fishkill, Poughkeepsie and New York city; G at Newburgh, Crawford and Rondout; H at Goshen, Bainbridge, Union, Greene, Binghamton, Lisle and Fishkill; and K at at Fishkill, Montgomery, Poughkeepsie and New York city.<br>
Company A - principally recruited from Wallkill, Montgomery, Mount Hope, [[Orange County, New York#Military|Orange County]]; Lisle, [[Broome County, New York#Military|Broome County]]; Coventry,&nbsp;[[Chenango County, New York#Military|Chenango County]];&nbsp;and [[New York City, New York#Military|New York City]]
Company B - principally recruited from Newburgh and Walden in [[Orange County, New York#Military|Orange County]];&nbsp;and Fishkill, [[Dutchess County, New York#Military|Dutchess County]]
Company C - principally recruited from Washington Continentals
Company D - principally recruited from Washington Continentals
Company E - principally recruited from Peekskill and Yorktown in [[Westchester County, New York#Military|Westchester&nbsp;County]]; and&nbsp;Newburgh, [[Orange County, New York#Military|Orange County&nbsp;]]
Company F - principally recruited from Newburgh Guard — at Newburgh,&nbsp;[[Orange County, New York#Military|Orange County]]; Poughkeepsie&nbsp;and&nbsp;Fishkill in&nbsp;[[Dutchess County, New York#Military|Dutchess County]];&nbsp;&nbsp;and [[New York City, New York#Military|New York City]]
Company G - principally recruited from Newburgh and Crawford in&nbsp;[[Orange County, New York#Military|Orange County]]; and Rondout, [[Ulster County, New York#Military|Ulster County]]
Company H - principally recruited from Goshen, [[Orange County, New York#Military|Orange County]]; Bainbridge and&nbsp;Greene in [[Chenango County, New York#Military|Chenango County]]; Union, Binghamton and Lisle&nbsp;in&nbsp;[[Broome County, New York#Military|Broome County]];&nbsp;and Fishkill, [[Dutchess County, New York#Military|Dutchess County]]
Company I - principally recruited from Newburgh, [[Orange County, New York#Military|Orange County]]
Company K - principally recruited from Fishkill, [[Dutchess County, New York#Military|Dutchess County]];&nbsp;Montgomery, [[Orange County, New York#Military|Orange County]]; &nbsp;Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County&nbsp;and [[New York City, New York#Military|New York City]]<br>
=== <br>Source Material ===
National Park Service. [httphttps://www.itd.nps.gov/cwsscivilwar/ soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers &amp; Sailors System] has the information listed above and may have additional historical information. Searches can be made by name of a soldier or sailor. Information about cemeteries battles, prisoners, medals of honor and national parks is also included.
Phisterer, Frederick. ''New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865. ''Albany, New York&nbsp;: J.B. Lyon, 1912. [http://tinyurl.com/25xganj Google Books], [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11490201 other libraries with this book], {{FHL|187084|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 M2p; FHL Film 1486494-6}}
''The Union Army&nbsp;: 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. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1473658 Other libraries with this book],{{FHL|691427|item|disp=FHL Books 973 M2ua, vols. 1-9}}
<br>Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers; Sailors Sy]stem (accessed March 2011)  New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. [http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/civil_index.htm "Unit History Project: New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center"] citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912). (accessed May 2011)  Hawks, Steve. [http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY168.php The Civil War in the East]. Database. (accessed May 2011)  [[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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).  [[New York in the Civil War|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|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.  New York. Adjutant General's Office. ''Annual report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York for the year 1905'', [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F646843 FHL US/CAN Fiche #6083550]contains the register for the 168th New York Infantry.  &nbsp;
=== Footnotes ===
 
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