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National Guard records

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of a variety of records that relate mainly to the 14th New York State Militia; the 23rd New York National Guard; and the 12th New York National Guard. The bulk of the records post-date the Civil War but a significant portion, especially those pertaining to the 14th New York State Militia, document Civil War-related activities.
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22 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1861-1917
Series Number:
A0563

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a variety of records that relate mainly to the 14th New York State Militia; the 23rd New York National Guard; and the 12th New York National Guard. Records contained in this series include correspondence, enlistment papers, general and special orders, printed orders relating to The Army of the Potomac, payrolls, invoices, morning reports, muster rolls, transcripts and other records relating to courts martial, circulars, printed materials (e.g. manual of arms, invitations and programs relating to various celebratory events concerning the regiments, proceedings of meetings, etc.), descriptive books, letter press books, scrapbooks containing newspaper articles and other memorabilia, treasurer's records, and photographs of various regimental events.

The bulk of the records post-date the Civil War but a significant portion, especially those pertaining to the 14th New York State Militia, document Civil War-related activities.

A0563-04: This accretion consists entirely of records relating to the 14th New York State Militia. Document types included are the same as those in the initial accretion. The vast majority document Civil War-related activities.

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Custodial History

A0563-78: These records were deposited with the Adjutant General's Office by the regimental historians sometime during the first quarter of this century. The records were in turn transferred to the New York State Library who then transferred them to the State Archives in 1978.

A0563-04:These records were deposited with the Adjutant General's Office by the regimental historians sometime during the first quarter of the twentieth century. The records were in turn transferred to the New York State Library, which then transferred them to the State Archives in 1978. They were accessioned in conjunction with a project

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