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Brief History

The 27th Regiment, New York Infantry was organized at Elmira, New York, and mustered in May 21, 1861. The regiment mustered out May 28, 1863. [1]

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

Batteries in this Battalion 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 – recruited principally in Westchester County.

Company B – recruited principally in Wayne County.

Company C – recruited principally in Broome County.

Company D – recruited principally in Broome County.

Company E – recruited principally inMonroe County.

Company F – recruited principally in Broome County.

Company G – recruited principally in Livingston County.

Company H – recruited principally in Livingston County.

Company I – recruited principally in Allegany County.

Company K – recruited principally in Oswego County.

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.
  • Fairchild, Charles Bryant. History of the 27th regiment N.Y. vols. : being a record of its more than two years of service in the war for the union, from May 21st, 1861, to May 31st, 1863, with a complete roster, and short sketches of commanding officers. Also, a record of experience and suffering of some of the comrades in Libby and other Rebel prisons. (Binghamton, New York : Carl & Matthews, printers, 1888) Book 974.7 M2fa and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083700
  • 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).
  • Hall, H. Seymour (Henry Seymour). Personal experience under General McClellan : after Bull Run, including the Peninsular and Antietam campaigns, from July 17, 1861, to November 10, 1862. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083701
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. New York Department (Rochester, New York). History of Monroe (New York) soldiery, 1861-1865. (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1994) FHL Film 1598123 Item 8
  • Survivors' Association of New York. Reunion. Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth and Fourteenth annual re-union proceedings of the Survivors' Association. 27th Regiment N. Y. Volunteers ... : held at Potage, N. Y., August 28th and 29th, 1894. Binghamton, N. Y., August 13th and 14th, 1895. Elmira, N. Y., November 10th and 11th, 1896. Buffalo, N. Y., August 23d and 24th, 1897. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083610 and Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth and Fourteenth annual re-union proceedings of the Survivors' Association. 27th Regiment N. Y. Volunteers ... : held at Potage, N. Y., August 28th and 29th, 1894. Binghamton, N. Y., August 13th and 14th, 1895. Elmira, N. Y., November 10th and 11th, 1896. Buffalo, N. Y., August 23d and 24th, 1897. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6083611
  • 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
  • Westervelt, William B. Lights and shadows of army life : as seen by a private soldier. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083686

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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