40th Regiment, New York Infantry

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Brief History

The 40th Regiment, New York Infantry was organized at Yonkers, New York June 27, 1861. The regiment mustered out June 27, 1865.[1]

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.

The regiment was completed by taking four companies from Massachusetts.

Company B - recruited from Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts

Company G - recruited from Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts

Company H - recruited from West Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Company K - recruited from Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts

Two companies were recruited from Pennsylvania


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.

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.
  • Fletcher, Daniel Cooledge. Reminscences of California and the Civil War. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083713 
  • Floyd, Frederick Clark. History of the Fortieth (Mozart) Regiment, New York Volunteers: which was composed of four companies from New York, four companies from Massachusetts and two companies from Pennsylvania (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1992)FHL Fiche 6083714 and (Boston, Massachusetts : F.H. Gilson Company, 1909, c1908) FHL Film 1573551 Item 2 and FHL book 974.7 M2ff
  • 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).
  • 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 6 December 2010).