34th Regiment, New York Infantry
The 34th Regiment, New York Infantry was organized at Albany, New York, and mustered in June 15, 1861. The regiment mustered out June 30, 1863.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 34th Regiment Infantry "Herkimer Regiment", (accessed 8 August 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 34th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, (accessed 8 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 – Principally recruited in Rensselaer County.
Company B – Principally recruited in Herkimer County.
Company C – Principally recruited in Herkimer County.
Company D – Principally recruited in Clinton County.
Company E – Principally recruited in Steuben County.
Company F – Principally recruited in Herkimer County.
Company G – Principally recruited in Herkimer County.
Company H – Principally recruited in Essex County.
Company I - Principally recruited in Steuben County.
Company K – Principally recruited in Herkimer 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.
- 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.
- Chapin, L. N. A brief history of the Thirty-Fourth Regiment, N.Y.S.V. : embracing a complete roster of all officers and men and a full account of the dedication of the monument on the battlefield of Antietam, September 17, 1902. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083709
- Chapin, L. N. (Louis N.); Captain Henry Galpin Civil War Roundtable of Little Falls, N. Y. To sacrifice, to suffer, and if need be, to die : a history of the Thirty-fourth New York Regiment. ([Little Falls, New York : Captain Henry Galpin Civil War Roundtable, 1998?)FHL Book 974.7 M2ct
- 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).
- Hawks, Steve, The Civil War in the East. Database.
- Judd, David Wright. The story of the Thirty-Third New York Volunteers, or, Two years campaigning in Virginia and Maryland. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL &nbsp;Fiche 6083706
- 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
- New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).
- 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 6 December 2010).