23rd Regiment, New York Infantry
The 23rd Regiment, New York Infantry was organized at Elmira, N. Y., May 10, 1861 and mustered in July 2, 1861. The regiment mustered out May 22, 1863.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 23rd Regiment Infantry "Southern Tier Regiment", (accessed 8 August 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 23rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, (accessed 8 August 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
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 - principally recruited from Steuben County.
Company B - principally recruited from Allegany County.
Company C - principally recruited from Tioga County.
Company D - principally recruited from Steuben County.
Company E - principally recruited from Tioga County.
Company F - principally recruited from Chemung County.
Company G - principally recruited from Steuben County.
Company H - principally recruited from Cortland County.
Company I - principally recruited from Schuyler County.
Company K - principally recruited from Chemung County.
- 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)
- Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database.
- Lockwood, John. Our campaign around Gettysburg : being a memorial of what was endured, suffered, and accomplished by the Twenty-Third Regiment (N.Y.S.N.G.) and other regiments associated with them, in their Pennsylvania and Maryland campaign, during the second rebel invasion of the loyal states in June-July, 1863. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083697
- New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).
- Phisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865. Albany, New York : J.B. Lyon, 1912. Google Books, other libraries with this book, FHL Book 974.7 M2p; FHL Film 1486494-6
- Pound Sterling. Camp fires of the Twenty-third : sketches of the camp life, marches, and battles of the Twenty-third regiment, N.Y.V. : during the term of two years in the service of the United States : added to these are statistics of enlistments, elections, promotions, sick, discharged, killed and wounded, and all valuable information connected with the regiment. (Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, 1975), FHL Film 1491113 and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083696
- Raus, Edmund J. Banners south : a northern community at war. (Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c2005) FHL Book 974.7 M2rej
- 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
- United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 23rd (1861-1863). Thirtieth annual reunion of the Twenty-Third Regimental Association New York Volunteers : held in the Watkins Opera House, Watkins, N. Y., September 18, 1912. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992.FHl Fiche 6083695
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).