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New York's Civil War Records

" ...to understand the Northern war effort, (one) must understand New York, and to do this there is no better place to start..." ---- James M. McPherson,The Union Preserved: A Guide to Civil War Records in the New York State Archives

New York provided more men, money and materiel to the war effort than any other state.

The Archives holds one of the most important and extensive collections of Civil War records in the nation. The records total more than 350,000 unbound documents and fill an additional 2,155 bound volumes. They document the Empire State’s crucial wartime role, from the outbreak of the Rebellion in 1861 through post-war efforts by the state to memorialize the deeds of New Yorkers who fought and died in the battle.

A sampling of Civil War records for adoption:

dkgrarw.gif (882 bytes) National Guard Records, 1861 – 1917
dkgrarw.gif (882 bytes) Register of Bounty Claims, 1864-1865
dkgrarw.gif (882 bytes) Case Registers of New York Medical Agents, 1865-1866
dkgrarw.gif (882 bytes) Telegrams Received and Sent by the Governor’s Office, 1861-1862
dkgrarw.gif (882 bytes) Abstracts of Muster Rolls of Men Who Served in the U.S. Navy, 1861 – 1865
dkgrarw.gif (882 bytes) Abstracts of Muster Rolls of Men Who Served in U.S. Marine Corps, 1861 – 1865
dkgrarw.gif (882 bytes) Abstracts of Muster Rolls of the 26th Regiment, United States ColoredTroops from New York State, 1863-1865
dkgrarw.gif (882 bytes) Abstracts of Military Commissions, 1823-1909
dkgrarw.gif (882 bytes) Organization Rosters of Military Officers, 1800 – 1899