2nd Regiment, New York Cavalry
The 2nd Regiment, New York Cavalry mustered out June 5 1865. .
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.
- 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)
- Glazier, Willard W., 1841-1905. Three years in the federal cavalry. (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978) FHL Film 1036605 Item 3 and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083613 and The capture, the prison pen, and the escape : giving a complete history of prison life in the South. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6083612
- Hawks, Steve. The Civil War in the East. Database
- Meyer, Henry C. Civil War experiences : under Bayard, Gregg, Kilpatrick, Custer, Raulston, and Newberry, 1862, 1863, 1864. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992.) FHL Fiche 6083614
- 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, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).
- Owens, John Algernon; Glazier, Willard W. Sword and pen, or, Ventures and adventures of Willard Glazier, in war and literature : comprising incidents and reminiscences of his childhood; his chequered life as a student and teacher; and his remarkable career as a soldier and author; embracing also an account of his unprecedented journey from ocean to ocean on horseback; and the story of his discovery of the source of the Mississippi River, and canoe voyage from thence to the Gulf of Mexico. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083615
- 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
- Randol, Alanson M. (Alanson Marwin).Last days of the rebellion : the Second New York Cavalry (Harris' Light) at Appomattox Station and Appomattox Court House, April 8 and 9, 1865. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083616
- 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
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).