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325x232px Camp of the 6th Heavy Artillery at Maryland Heights, 1863

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Brief History

The 6th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery mustered in September 2, 1862 and mustered out August 24 1863. [1] Men from the 172nd Regiment, New York Infantry were transferred to this unit in December, 1862, as Companies L and M, and parts of Companies B, D, I and K of the same.[2]

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 – Principally recruited in Westchester County.

Company B – Principally recruited in Westchester County.

Company C – Principally recruited in West Farms, the Bronx.

Company D – Principally recruited in Westchester County.

Company E – Principally recruited in Westchester County.

Company F – Principally recruited in Westchester County.

Company G – Principally recruited in Putnam County.

Company H – Principally recruited in The Bronx.

Company I – Principally recruited in Westchester County and Cortland County.

Company K – Principally recruited in The Bronx in New York City, and in Rockland County and Westchester County.

Company L – Principally recruited in Putnam County, Westchester County, and Oswego County and in Kent, New Jersey.

Company M – Principally recruited in Rockland County and Westchester 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.
  • Atkins, Thomas Astley; Oliver, John Wise. Yonkers in the rebellion of 1861-1865 : including a history of the erection of the monument to honor the men of Yonkers who fought to save the Union. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6083587
  • New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).
  • 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 4 January 2011).
  2. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 172nd Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/172ndInf/172ndInfMain.htm (accessed 25 August 2011) citing Frederick Phisterer, compiler. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).

 

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