44th Regiment, New York Infantry
The 44th Regiment, New York Infantry was organized at Albany, N. Y., and mustered in August 30, 1861. The regiment mustered out October 11, 1864. Some of the men, who did not muster out with the 44th Infantry, transferred to the 146th Infantry.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 44th Regiment Infantry "People's Ellsworth Regiment", (accessed 8 August 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 44th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, (accessed 8 August 2012).
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.
One man was to be obtained from every ward and town of the State; this plan was not adhered to, but later more than one enlistment was allowed to each. Albany County and Erie County furnished each two companies, and Herkimer County one company. Individually, the men reported at Albany, where the regiment was organized.
- 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.
- Ellsworth N. Y. Veteran Association.Proceedings of the Forty-fourth Ellsworth New York Veteran Association at their reunion and Fiftieth AnCiversary : of the organization of the regiment held at Albany, New York, August 8 and 9, 1911. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083716 and FHL Fiche 6083715
- 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.
- Nash, Eugene Arus.A history of the forty-fourth regiment, New York volunteer infantry in the Civil War, 1861-1865. (Dayton, Ohio : Morningside Bookshop, 1988, c1910) FHL Book 974.7 M2na and Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6083717
- 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).
- 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
- 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