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The information in this list of New York Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site (CWSS). This web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.


Units A through E

  • Excelsior Brigade, New York Infantry
    [also known as Sickles' Brigade] The four regiments raised by Sickles that comprised the first Excelsior Brigade were the 70th, 72nd, 73rd, and 74th New York Infantry.
    The brigade was abolished. Most of the Excelsiors were moved to the First Brigade, Third Division. The individual regiments mustered out of the army during the summer of 1864.

Units F through J

Units K through O

  • Oneida Independent Company, New York Cavalry
    Organized at Oneida, N. Y., and mustered in September 4, 1861.
    Attached to Stoneman's Cavalry Command, Army of the Potomac.
    Mustered out June 13, 1865, and honorably discharged from service.

Units P through T

  • Rocket Battalion, New York Light Artillery
    Organized at Albany, N. Y., and mustered in Company "A" December 6 and Company "B" December 7, 1861.
    Battalion discontinued February 11, 1863, and Company "A" designated 23rd New York Independent Battery Light Artillery. Company "B" designated 24th New York Independent Battery Light Artillery.
  • Stanton Legion, New York
    "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit."
    Part of 145th Infantry [7]

Units U through Z


  1. 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, 18th ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912). (accessed 27 March 2012)


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