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Brief History

The 47th Regiment, New York Infantry was organized at New York and mustered in September 14, 1861. The regiment mustered out August 30, 1865.[1]

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

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 regiment was recruited principally in New York City and Kings County (Brooklyn).  A few men came from Dutchess County.

Company H - recruited from New Jersey[2]

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.
  • 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).
  • Halpine, Charles G. The life and adventures, songs, services, and speeches of Private Miles O'Reilly (47th Regiment, New York Volunteers). (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL  Fiche 6083741
  • Halpine, Charles G. (Charles Graham) and O'Reilly, Miles. Baked meats of the funeral, a collection of essays, speeches, histories and banquets. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c19920) FHL Fiche 6083740
  • 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. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. New Jersey. Adjutant General, Report of Adjutant General in Reference to the Number of Citizens of New Jersey Serving in Regiments of Other States During the Civil War of 1861-65, (Trenton, N.J.: John Murphy, Printer, 1880), p. 1. Internet Archive.

 

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