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Records concerning the raising of troops and payment of bounties to volunteers

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of military board resolutions, correspondence, memoranda, payment totals for the militia, bounty payment tables, vouchers, and warrants pertaining to the raising, equipping and paying of New York State's Militia during the Civil War. Records deal mainly with payment of bounties for troops raised and contain summary data of sums requested and received. The resolutions, correspondence, memoranda, vouchers, and warrants are concerned with the financial aspects of providing for the state's militia.
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0.2 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1861-1863
Series Number:
A1253

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of resolutions of the military board, correspondence, memoranda, payment totals for the militia, bounty payment tables, vouchers, and warrants pertaining to the raising, equipping and paying of New York State's Militia during the first three years of the Civil War.

Many of the records in the series originated from the office of Colonel George Bliss, Jr., the paymaster general of the State Militia. These records deal mainly with the payment of bounties for troops raised and contain only summary data of sums requested and received. The resolutions, correspondence, memoranda, vouchers, and warrants are concerned with the financial aspects of providing for the state's militia.

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