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Brief History

The 2nd Regiment, New York Jackson Heavy Artillery merged with the Jackson Heavy March 6, 1862 to become the 5th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery,as Companies "A," "B," "C" and "D". The 1st Regiment, Jackson Heavy became Companies "E," "F," "G" and "H". The 6th Battalion Heavy Artillery (3rd Battalion Black River Heavy Artillery) were assigned as Companies "I," "K," "L" and "M" December 31, 1862 and mustered out July 19, 1865.[1][2]

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.

The following are the companies for the the 5th Regiment, formed from the 2nd Regiment Jackson Heavy artillery:

Company A - recruited principally from Brooklyn and New York City

Company B - recruited principally from Brooklyn and New York City

Company C - recruited principally from Brooklyn, New York City, Monterey, Big Flats, Valhalla, Catskill, Horseheads, Elmira, Armonk, and Quarrytonville

Company D - recruited principally from Brooklyn, New York City, and Rondout

The above information about the companies is from the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center, 5th Heavy Artillery Regiment, Civil War.[3]

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.
  • 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. New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center, 5th Heavy Artillery Regiment, Civil War, (accessed 21 December 2011).
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  3. New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center, 5th Heavy Artillery Regiment, Civil War, (accessed 21 December 2011).

 

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