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The 13th regiment was organized at Staten Island, N Y. June 20, 1863. The regiment consolidated with 16th New York Cavalry June 23, 1865, to form 3rd Regiment Provisional Cavalry. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 13th Regiment Cavalry "Seymour Light", (accessed 27 July 2012).
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 New York City, New York.
Company B – Principally recruited in New York City, New York.
Company C – Principally recruited in New York City, New York.
Company D – Principally recruited in New York City, New York.
- 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)
- Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database.
- Hoadley, John Chipman. Memorial of Henry Sanford Gansevoort : captain Fifth Artillery, and Lieutenant-Colonel by Brevet, U.S.A.; Colonel Thirteenth New York State Volunteer Cavalry, and Brigadier-General of Volunteers by Brevet. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1994) FHL Fiche 6118571
- Gansevoort, Henry Sanford; Hoadley, John Chipman.Memorial of Henry Sanford Gansevoort : captain Fifth Artillery, and Lieutentant-Colonel by Brevet, U.S.A.; Colonel Thirteenth New York State Volunteer Cavalry, and Brigadier- General of volunteers by Brevet. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Collection
- New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).
- Phisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865. Albany, New York : J.B. Lyon, 1912. Google Books, other libraries with this book, FHL Book 974.7 M2p; FHL Film 1486494-6
- 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
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