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Private Henry Bullwinkle, Company G, 5th New York Infantry, Duryee Zouaves

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Brief History

The 5th Regiment, New York Infantry was organized at New York City and mustered in for two years' service May 9, 1861 and mustered out May 14, 1863.[1] Colonel Abram Duryee (1815-1890) was the founder and first commander of the 5th New York, also known as Duryee's Zouaves.[2] Members who signed up for three years or reenlisted, plus recruits, were transferred to the 146th Regiment, New York Volunteers on May 4, 1863.[3]

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

Additional information can be found on the following:

- Duryee's Zouaves web site
- 5th Infantry Regiment, Civil War, National Zouaves; Advance Guard Zouaves; Duryee Zouaves, New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center web site



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.

Regimental Roster

Company A - recruited principally in New York City and Brooklyn in Kings County.

Company B - recruited principally in New York City and Brooklyn in Kings County.

Company C - recruited principally in New York City, Astoria in Queens County and Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County.

Company D - principally Fifth Ward Volunteers

Company E - recruited principally in New York City, Brooklyn and Williamsburg in Kings County.

Company F - recruited principally in New York City, Brooklyn in Kings County, Fordham in Bronx County and Yonkers in Westchester County.

Company G - recruited principally in New York City, Brooklyn in Kings County and New Rochelle in Westchester County.

Company H - recruited principally in New York City, Brooklyn and Greenpoint in Kings County, Flushing in Queens County, , Tarrytown in Westchester County and West Point in Orange County.

Company I - recruited principally in New York City, Brooklyn and Williamsburg in Kings County, Jamaica in Queens County, Long Neck and at Perth Amboy, Plainfield in Otsego County and Orange, New Jersey.

Company K - recruited principally in New York and Jersey City.

The above information about the companies is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912, which is found at the 5th Infantry Regiment, Civil War, National Zouaves; Advance Guard Zouaves; Duryee Zouaves, New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center web site. The regimental flag are also shown on this site.

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.
  • Davenport, Alfred.Camp and field life of the Fifth New York Volunteer Infantry (Duryee Zouaves). (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083648  and (Gaithersburg, Maryland : Olde Soldier Books, [1995?]) FHL Book 974.7 M2dc
  • Schroeder, Patrick A. (Patrick Andrew); Pohanka, Brian C. We came to fight : the history of the 5th New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Duryee's Zouaves, 1863-1865. (Brookneal, Virginia : Patrick A. Schroeder Publications, c1998) FHL Book 974.7 M2sc
  • 5th Infantry Regiment, Civil War, National Zouaves; Advance Guard Zouaves; Duryee Zouaves, New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center web site, (accessed 17 November 2011).
  • United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 5th (1861-1863). Dedicatory ceremonies held on the battlefield of Manassas or Second Bull Run, Virginia : October 20th, 1906, and May 30th (Memorial Day), 1907 under the auspices of the Veteran Association of the Fifth Regiment of New York Volunteer Infantry "Duryee Zouaves". (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083647
  • 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
  • Tilney, Robert. My life in the army : three years and a half with the Fifth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, 1862-1865. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083649 and FHL Fiche 6118699
  • Warren, Gouverneur Kemble.Dedication services at the unveiling of the bronze statue of Maj.-Gen. G. K. Warren at Little Round Top, Gettysburg, Pa. (Washington, District of Columbia : Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1987) FHL Film 1550316 Item 14
  • Williams, George F.Bullet and shell, war as the soldier saw it, camp, march, and picket, battlefield and bivouac, prison and hospital. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083650

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. Duryee's Zouaves, (accessed 17 November 2011).
  3. New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center, 5th Infantry Regiment, Civil War, National Zouaves; Advance Guard Zouaves; Duryee Zouaves, (accessed 17 November 2011).


 

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