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Brief History

The 5th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery was organized by consolidation of Jackson Heavy as Companies "E," "F," "G" and "H" and 2nd Jackson Heavy as Companies "A," "B," "C" and "D" March 6, 1862. 6th Battalion Heavy Artillery (3rd Battalion Black River Heavy Artillery) assigned as Companies "I," "K," "L" and "M" December 31, 1862 and mustered out July 19, 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.

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

Company E - recruited principally from New York City, Afton and in Ohio

Company F - recruited principally from New York City, Liberty, Turin, Fort Edward, and Dutchess County and Sullivan County

Company G - recruited principally from New York City and in New Jersey

Company H - recruited principally from New York City, Ancram, Poughkeepsie, Fremont Centre and Liberty, and in New Jersey

Company I - recruited principally from New Bremen, Martinsburg, Lowville and Greig

Company K - recruited principally from Turin, Leyden, Highmarket, Greig and Theresa

Company L - recruited principally from Lowville, Watson, Denmark, Martinsburg, Diana and Montague

Company M - recruited principally from Denmark, Harrisburg, Pinckney, Montague, Champion, Croghan and Wilna.

The above information about the companies is from the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center, 5th Heavy Artillery Regiment, Civil War.[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)
  • 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
  • Meyer, Anton. Geschichte des 5. Regiments der National-Garde des Staates New York (Jefferson Guard) von seiner Enstehung bis zur Auflosung, 1834-1882. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL  Fiche 6083651

References

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

 

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