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8th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 8th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery they mustered in August 22, 1862 and mustered out June 5, 1866.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:


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.
  • Armstrong, Nelson.  Nuggets of experience : narratives of the sixties and other days, with graphic descriptions of thrilling personal adventures. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083588 
  • Cozzens, Frederic S. (Frederick Swartwout); Porter, Peter Augustus. Colonel Peter A. Porter : a memorial delivered before the Century in December, 1864. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083589
  • 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)
  • Fox, William F.  Losses of the Eighth New York Heavy Artillery, 2nd Brigade, 2d Division, 2d Corps : August 22, 1862-June 5, 1865. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL  Fiche 6083592
  • Hudnut, James Monroe. Historical roll of Company D, 8th Regiment, New-York Heavy Artillery : originally 129th N.Y. Infantry. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083591 and Casualties by battles and by names in the Eighth New York Heavy Artillery, August 22, 1862-June 5, 1865 : together with a review of the service of the regiment fifty years after muster-in. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083590
  • 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)