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13th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 13th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery was organized at New York and mustered in at Elmira, N. Y., by Companies as follows: "A" August 12, 1863. "B" August 29. "C" September 11. "D" at Staten Island, N. Y., August 4, 1863. "E" at Fort Schuyler March 10, 1864. "F" February, 1864. "G" March 14. "H" February 18. "I" at Ricker's Island November 10, 1863. "K" at Norfolk, Va., February 21, 1864. "L" June 11, 1864. "M" December, 1863. Companies "A," "B," "C","D" left State for Norfolk, Va., October 5, 1863.  Old members and Companies "I," "K," "L" and "M" mustered out June 28, 1865. The balance transferred to 6th New York Heavy Artillery July 18, 1865. [1].

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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.

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘New York in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • New York in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for New York, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • 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)
  • Ryder, Richard H. The village color-bearer : together with a story of a U.S. life-saving service keeper. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992)FHL Fiche 6083596
  • 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. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).