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Union Troops: New York

Infantry:

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th (see Notes below), 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th (Militia; see Notes below) 20th (Volunteers; see Notes below), 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 33rd, 34th, 38th, 39th, 40th, 41st, 44th, 48th, 49th, 50th, 51st, 56th, 57th, 58th, 60th, 61st, 69th, 70th, 72nd, 76th, 77th, 79th, 80th (see Notes below), 82nd, 83rd, 84th (see Notes below), 85th, 87th, 93rd, 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 106th, 107th, 108th, 111th, 112th, 114th, 115th, 116th, 117th, 118th, 120th, 121st, 122nd, 123rd, 124th, 125th, 126th, 127th, 128th, 131st, 134th, 136th, 140th, 143rd, 144th, 146th, 149th, 150th, 151st, 152nd, 153rd, 154th, 156th, 157th, 159th, 160th, 162nd, 164th, 165th, 169th, 179th, 184th, 189th.

Cavalry:

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 21st.

Heavy Artillery:

1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th.

Light Artillery:

1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, 34th.

Engineers:

1st.

Notes:

Unless otherwise indicated, all citations below are taken from Frederick Phisterer, comp., New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed., Volumes 1-6, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912. Much of this information can also be found in the section on Civil War regiments, New York State Unit History Project, New York State Military Museum and Veterans History Center.

14th/84th Regiment: In December 1861, New York state authorities changed the designation of the 14th Brooklyn Militia to the 84th New York Volunteers (Phisterer, Volume 4, pp. 2929-2930). The soldiers of the unit reportedly protested the change, and C.V. Tevis (The History of the Fighting Fourteenth, Baltimore, MD: Butternut and Blue, 1994, originally published 1911, p. 187) asserts that Federal military authorities confirmed the unit's original designation.

20th/80th Regiments: The 20th Regiment of the New York State Militia ("Ulster Guard") served for three months (May-August 1861) before being reorganized as the 80th New York Volunteers (September 1861-January 1866). Another 20th New York Regiment ("Southern Tier Rifles") was organized in May 1861 and mustered out in June 1863. See Phisterer, Volume 2, p. 608; Volume 4, p. 2860.

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