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The 28th Regiment, New York Infantry was organized at Albany, N. Y., and mustered in May 22, 1861. The regiment mustered out June 2, 1863.
For more information on the history of this article, see:
The Civil War Archive section, 28th Regiment Infantry "Scott Life Guard", (accessed 15 August 2012).
The Wikipedia article,28th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, (accessed 15 August 2012).
Batteries in this Battalion 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 at Niagara County.
Company B – recruited principally at Niagara County.
Company C – recruited principally at Niagara County.
Company D – recruited principally at Orleans County.
Company E – recruited principally at Ontario County.
Company F – recruited principally at Genesee County.
Company G – recruited principally at Oswego County.
Company H – recruited principally at Sullivan County..
Company I – recruited principally at Niagara County.
Company K – recruited principally at Niagara County.
- 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.
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- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System has the information listed above and may have additional historical information. Searches can be made by name of a soldier or sailor. Information about cemeteries battles, prisoners, medals of honor and national parks is also included.
- Boyce, Charles William. A brief history of the Twenty-Eighth Regiment New York State Volunteers, First Brigade, First Division, Twelfth Corps, Army of the Potomac : from the author's diary and official reports. (Washington, District of Columbia : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1988), FHL book 974.7 M2bcw and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083703 and FHL Film 1549964 digitized and Roster of the surviving members of the 28th Regiment New York State Volunteer Infantry : First Brigade, First Division Twelfth Corps, Army of the Potomac. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6083704
- 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).
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- Twenty-Eighth Regiment New York State Volunteers. Reunion.Report of proceedings of the Thirty-Third annual reunion, 28th Regiment New York Volunteers : held at Laockport, New York, May 22d, 1894. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083707
- United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 28th (1861-1863).Proceedings of the Thirty-sixth annual reunion, Twenty-eighth Regiment New York state volunteers : [held at] Eldorado, on Grand Island, near Buffalo, N.Y., August 26, 1897. (United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 28th (1861-1863).) FHL Fiche 6083708
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