1st Battalion, New York Light Artillery (National Guard)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The New York State Military Museum website has a unit history project page for the 1st Infantry Regiment.
The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 1st New York Infantry Regiment in the war.
"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.
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.
Batteries A and B of this battalion, located at Rochester, and commanded by Maj. William M. Lewis, volunteered August 2, 1864, to serve one hundred days. They served at the depot Elmira as infantry, and were mustered out of the United States service, at Rochester, November 22, 1864.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
Civil War Soldiers & 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.
2. 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.↑ Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers &amp;amp;amp; Sailors System (database on-line) at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ (accessed 2010). 2.↑ New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. Unit History Project: 102nd Regiment New York State Militia New York National Guard in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/102ndInfNYSM/102ndInfNYSMMain.htm (accessed 7 December 2010) citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912). 3.↑ ibid.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).