23rd Regiment, New York Cavalry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 23rd Regiment, New York Cavalry was organized, January to May, 1863. The regiment mustered out at Raleigh, N. C., July 22, 1865.
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.
Company A - Lancaster, Tonawanda, Aurora, Le Roy, Colden, Pavilion, Bethany, Newstead and Cheektowaga (Roster for 23rd Cavalry – New York Military Museum)
Counties: Lancaster, Erie County;, New York N. Tonawanda, Niagara , New York Aurora, Erie, also Cayuga, New York Le Roy, Genesee, New York (No Colden or Golden) Bethany, Genesee, New York Newstead, Erie, New York Pavilion, Genesee, New York Cheektowaga, Erie, New York
Co. B recruited in New York City
Other Sources[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; Sailors System (database on-line) at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/
2. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/civil_index.htm citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).
3. Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY.php
5. 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]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).