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New York State Bureau of Records of the War of the Rebellion Abstracts of Muster Rolls of National Guard Units Mustered into Federal Service during the Civil War

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

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Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These abstracts were compiled from original muster rolls of New York State Militia units that were temporarily mustered into federal service during the Civil War. Thirty eight of the sixty-five militia organizations that served in the Civil War are documented in this series. The abstracts contain the following categories of information for each individual: date of enlistment; age (in years); place of enlistment and for how long; date mustered in; grade; explanation; and remarks.
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Quantity:
39 cubic feet (92 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1861-1865
Series Number:
B0800

Arrangement

This series is arranged numerically by unit, then alphabetically by last name.

Administrative History

Frederick Phisterer, chief of the Bureau of Military Records of the War of Rebellion, states in his 1906 annual report to the Adjutant General that "the organizations of the militia which served in the War of the Rebellion have been taken in hand and the records of their members...recopied on slips (i.e., the printed abstract form)."

Phisterer further reports that "information has been received from the Auditor of the War Department to complete the records of eleven regiments." In his 1907 annual report, Phisterer states that during the Civil War "there served... for short periods about sixty-five organizations of the militia; of these all but about thirty have been collated; those not collated are incomplete and require information from the War Department."

There are thirty-eight militia organizations documented in this series. Subtracting this number from the sixty-five which Phisterer says served, leaves twenty-seven ("about thirty") units for which there are no records. This most likely would be the result of failing to acquire the necessary data from the War Department.

Scope and Content Note

These abstracts were compiled from original muster rolls of New York State Militia units that were temporarily mustered into federal service during the Civil War (in 1863 the State's Militia became known as the National Guard). The abstracts are printed forms which have been completed by hand and contain the following categories of information for each individual: date of enlistment; age (in years); place of enlistment and for how long; date mustered in; grade; explanation; and remarks. The explanations usually pertain to the locations where the unit was assigned after it was mustered into federal service. The remarks deal with such matters as how officers were paid for their services, promotions, demotions, desertions, variations in spelling of name, and dates of absences.

In addition to service data, the abstracts contain spaces where each man's place of birth, age (in years), occupation, eye and hair color, height, and complexion could be recorded. This data is almost always omitted.

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Name Index


This index contains 39,813 entries. Each entry includes the soldier’s name and regiment and provides a pointer to the location within the records series.

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Related Materials

Series B1833 Name index to abstracts of muster rolls of National Guard Units mustered into federal service during the Civil War, indexes this series.

Other finding aids

A two-volume name index, prepared by the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs, is available at the repository.

Custodial History

Collation date, circa 1905-1908.

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Contents Box Volume Folder

Accretion: B0800-85
Staff Officers 1st and 3rd Cavalry, 1st Artillery 1 1
4th Artillery A - Z 2 2
5th Militia A - G 3 3
5th Militia H - L 4 4
5th Militia M - R 5 5
5th Militia S - Z 6 6
6th Militia A - G 7 7
6th Militia H - N 8 8
6th Militia O - Z 9 9
7th Militia A - Ca 10 10
7th Militia Ce - Fo 11 11
7th Militia Fr - Kin 12 12
7th Militia Kip - No 13 13
7th Militia Nu - Sm 14 14
7th Militia Sn - Y 15 15
8th Militia A - C 16 16
8th Militia D - Ha 17 17
8th Militia He - McF 18 18
8th Militia McG - Scu 19 19
8th Militia Se - Z 20 20
11th Militia A - G 21 21
11th Militia H - O 22 22
11th Militia P - Z 23 23
12th Militia A - Cla 24 24
12th Militia Cle - Fl 25 25
12th Militia Fl - J 26 26
12th Militia K - Mi 27 27
12th Militia Mo - Sh 28 28
12th Militia Sk - Z 29 29
13th Militia A - Co 30 30
13th Militia Cr - Ha 31 31
13th Militia He - McGl 32 32
13th Militia McGo - Ri 33 33
13th Militia Ro - Te 34 34
13th Militia Th - Z 35 35
15th Militia A - Le 36 36
15th Militia Li - Y 37 37
17th Militia A - Z 38 38
18th Militia A - Z 39 39
19th Militia (Field and Staff) A - Y 40 40
20th Militia A - L 41 41
20th Militia M - Z 42 42
21st Militia A - W 43 43
22nd Militia A - E 44 44
22nd Militia F - M 45 45
22nd Militia N - Y 46 46
23rd Militia A - Y 47 47
25th Militia A - G 48 48
25th Militia H - M 49 49
25th Militia N - Z 50 50
28th Militia A - G 51 51
28th Militia H - Q 52 52
28th Militia R - Z 53 53
37th Militia A - E 54 54
37th Militia F - M 55 55
37th Militia N - Z 56 56
47th Militia (Field and Staff) A - L 57 57
47th Militia (Field and Staff) M - Y 58 58
50th Militia A - W 59 59
52nd Militia A - W 60 60
55th Militia A - Z 62 62
56th Militia A - K 63 63
56th Militia L - Z 64 64
58th Militia A - W 65 65
65th Militia A - Z 66 66
67th Militia A - Z 67 67
68th Militia A - Z 68 68
69th Militia A - C 69 69
69th Militia C - D 70 70
69th Militia D - F 71 71
69th Militia G - K 72 72
69th Militia K - M 73 73
69th Militia M - N 74 74
69th Militia O - R 75 75
69th Militia S - Y 76 76
71st Militia A - C 77 77
71st Militia C - H 78 78
71st Militia H - M 79 79
71st Militia M - S 80 80
71st Militia S - Z 81 81
74th Militia A - L 82 82
74th Militia M - Z 83 83
77th Militia A - Y 84 84
84th Militia A - G 85 85
84th Militia G - M 86 86
84th Militia N - Y 87 87
93rd Militia A - Y 88 88
98th Militia A - Z 89 89
99th Militia A - Le 90 90
99th Militia Li - Y 91 91
102nd Militia (Field and Staff) A - Z 92 92