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Brief History

Under orders of the War Department of June 17, 1865 the 10th and 24th Regiments of Calvary were consolidated and designated as above. The consolidation took place July 10, 1865, company to company, and the new regiment was commanded by Col. Matthew H. Avery, of the 10th Cavalry. This regiment was mustered out July 19, 1865[1]

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.

Thecompanies in this regiment were principally organized in New York City.

Other Sources

  • 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.
  • Adams, F. Colburn. A troopers adventures in the war for the Union : a thrilling history of the campaigns, battles, exploits, marches, victories and defeats of the Army of the Potomac, being a complete and graphic narrative of the Peninsula Campaign under McClellan. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6083607  and The story of a trooper : with much of interest concerning the campaign on the Peninsula, not before written. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6083606
  • Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited atCivil War Soldiers; Sailors System (database on-line)
  • 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

1.↑ Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (database on-line) at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ (accessed 2010).

2.↑ Hawks, Steve. The Civil War in the East. Database: http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/ (accessed 7 December 2010)



 

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