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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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. <br>
 
*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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. <br>
  
*Carter, William H. (William Harding). ''From Yorktown to Santiago with the Sixth U.S. Cavalry.'' (Austin, Texas : State House Press, c1989), {{FHL|765219|item|disp=FHL book 975.5 M2car}}
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*Carter, William H. (William Harding). ''From Yorktown to Santiago with the Sixth U.S. Cavalry.'' (Austin, Texas&nbsp;: State House Press, c1989), {{FHL|765219|item|disp=FHL book 975.5 M2car}}
  
*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) at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/
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*Frederick Henry Dyer,''A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion'', (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UNY0006RC Civil War Soldiers]; Sailors System (database on-line) <br>
  
 
*Foster, Alonzo. ''Reminiscences and record of the 6th New York V. V. Cavalry.'' (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1992.) {{FHL|654485|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6083622&nbsp;}}
 
*Foster, Alonzo. ''Reminiscences and record of the 6th New York V. V. Cavalry.'' (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1992.) {{FHL|654485|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6083622&nbsp;}}
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*Hall, Hillman Allyn. ''History of the Sixth New York Cavalry (Second Ira Harris Guard) Second Brigade, First Division, Cavalry Corps&nbsp;: Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865; compiled from letters, diaries, recollections and official records.'' (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1992) {{FHL|654385|item|disp=FHL &nbsp;Fiche 6083621}} and (Washington [District of Columbia]&nbsp;: Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1988) {{FHL|554520|item|disp=FHL Film 1549963}}
 
*Hall, Hillman Allyn. ''History of the Sixth New York Cavalry (Second Ira Harris Guard) Second Brigade, First Division, Cavalry Corps&nbsp;: Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865; compiled from letters, diaries, recollections and official records.'' (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1992) {{FHL|654385|item|disp=FHL &nbsp;Fiche 6083621}} and (Washington [District of Columbia]&nbsp;: Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1988) {{FHL|554520|item|disp=FHL Film 1549963}}
  
*Hawks, Steve.''The Civil War in the East.'' Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY.php
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*Hawks, Steve.''[http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY06cav.php The Civil War in the East].'' Database. <br>
  
 
*Heermance, W. L.''Oration of Col. W. L. Heermance at dedication of monument, Sixth New York Cavalry at Gettysburg, Pa., July 11th, 1889.'' (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1992.) {{FHL|654493|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6083623}}
 
*Heermance, W. L.''Oration of Col. W. L. Heermance at dedication of monument, Sixth New York Cavalry at Gettysburg, Pa., July 11th, 1889.'' (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1992.) {{FHL|654493|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6083623}}
  
*New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project&nbsp;: New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/civil_index.htm citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).
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*New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. [http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civil/cavalry/6thCav/6thCavMain.htm "Unit History Project&nbsp;: 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).
  
 
*Phisterer, Frederick. ''New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865. ''Albany, New York&nbsp;: J.B. Lyon, 1912. [http://tinyurl.com/25xganj Google Books], [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11490201 other libraries with this book], {{FHL|187084|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 M2p; FHL Film 1486494-6}}
 
*Phisterer, Frederick. ''New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865. ''Albany, New York&nbsp;: J.B. Lyon, 1912. [http://tinyurl.com/25xganj Google Books], [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11490201 other libraries with this book], {{FHL|187084|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 M2p; FHL Film 1486494-6}}

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Brief History

The 6th Regiment, New York Cavalry mustered in September through December 1861 and consolidated with 15th New York Cavalry June 17, 1865, to form 2nd Regiment Provisional Cavalry. [1] The 6th Regiment was also known as the Ira Harris Cavalry and the Second Ira Harris Guard.[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 New York City; Albany County, and Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Company B – Principally recruited in New York City.

Company C – Principally recruited in  Monroe County; Steuben County, and Livingston County.

Company D – Principally recruited in Rensselaer County, Otsego County, Washington County, and New York City.

Company E – Principally recruited in New York City, and Albany County, Jefferson County, and Otsego County.

Company F – Principally recruited in New York City and Dutchess County.

Company G – Principally recruited in Broome County, Monroe County, Steuben County and Oswego County.

Company H – Principally recruited in New York City, and Dutchess County.

Company I – Principally recruited in New York City, and Allegany County; Cattaraugus County; St. Lawrence County; Angelica in Allegany County, and Broome County.

Company K – Principally recruited in St. Lawrence County and Livingston County.

Company L – Principally recruited in New York City.

Company M – Principally recruited in Columbia 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.
  • Carter, William H. (William Harding). From Yorktown to Santiago with the Sixth U.S. Cavalry. (Austin, Texas : State House Press, c1989), FHL book 975.5 M2car
  • 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)
  • Foster, Alonzo. Reminiscences and record of the 6th New York V. V. Cavalry. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992.) FHL Fiche 6083622 
  • Hall, Hillman Allyn. History of the Sixth New York Cavalry (Second Ira Harris Guard) Second Brigade, First Division, Cavalry Corps : Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865; compiled from letters, diaries, recollections and official records. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL  Fiche 6083621 and (Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1988) FHL Film 1549963
  • Heermance, W. L.Oration of Col. W. L. Heermance at dedication of monument, Sixth New York Cavalry at Gettysburg, Pa., July 11th, 1889. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992.) FHL Fiche 6083623
  • 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 Military Museum and Veterans Research Center, 6th Cavalry Regiment, (accessed 3 July 2012).


 

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