57th Regiment, New York Infantry
The 57th Regiment, New York Infantry was organized at New York City August 12 to November 19, 1861. It left the State for Washington, D. C., November 19, 1861. The regiment attached to French's 3rd Brigade, Sumner's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. Then it consolidated Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to November, 1864. The 58th Regiment, New York Infantry Organized at New York City August to November, 1861. It was assigned at various times to various places and commands. The regiment mustered out October 1, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 57th Regiment Infantry "National Guard Rifles", (accessed 9 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.
Company A - principally recruited in New York City
Company B - principally recruited in Oneida County (Utica)
Company C - principally recruited in Kings County
Company D - principally recruited in New York City
Company E - principally recruited in New York City
Company F - principally recruited in New York City
Company G - principally recruited in New York City
Company H - principally recruited in Dutchess County
Company I - principally recruited in Dutchess County
Company K - principally recruited in Dutchess 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.
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System has the information listed above and may have additional historical information. Searches can be made by name of a soldier or sailor. Information about cemeteries battles, prisoners, medals of honor and national parks is also included.
- Cole, Jacob H. (Jacob Henry), 1847-. Under five commanders, or, A boy's experience with the Army of the Potomac. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1994), FHL film 6118655
- Favill, Josiah Marshall.The diary of a young officer serving with the armies of the United States during the war of the rebellion. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992)FHL Fiche 6083729
- Frederick, Gilbert.The story of a regiment : being a record of the military services of the Fifty-seventh New York State volunteer infantry in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. (Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photo duplication Service, 1988) FHL Film 1486481 and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083730
- Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited atCivil War Soldiers; Sailors System (database on-line).
- Hawks, Steve,The Civil War in the East. Database.
- 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).