United States Regiments & Batteries


New York provided 413,686 men to the Union Army during the Civil War. This was the largest number of any state, and almost a third more than the second largest contributor, Pennsylvania.

Infantry: 254 regiments and 1 battalion
Sharpshooters: 1 battalion and 4 independent companies
Cavalry: 32 regiments, 1 battalion and 3 independent companies of cavalry
Heavy Artillery: 26 regiments and 5 battalions
Light Artilery: 6 battalions and 66 batteries of light artilery
Engineers: 4 regiments

Links go to the pages of individual histories of each unit.

Infantry, Militia/National Guard and Sharpshooters

New York had an extensive militia system before the war, and after the outbreak of fighting in April, 1861 it authorized the creation of 38 regiments of volunteer militia. At first these were to be organized into four divisions and nine brigades commanded by general officers appointed by the state, but the War Department refused to recognize generals not appointed by the President. Regiments were thus accepted into Federal service and placed into brigades and divisions with units from other states.

The original New York organizations that left the state in 1861 were a mixture of volunteer infantry and state militia. Later in the year some militia units that continued on in Federal serice were given a state numeric designation, usually diifferent from their militia number. This led to some confusion and controversy. For example, the 14th New York State Militia fought heroically at Bull Run, and when they were redesignated the 84th Infantry they protested, and fought to retain their famous militia identity.

In April of 1862 legislation changed the designation of the armed and uniformed ‘Militia’ to ‘National Guard.’

Notes: ** = served outside the Eastern Theater; x= did not complete organization *

1st • 2nd • 3rd • 4th • 5th • 5th Veteran • 6th** • 7th • 7th Veteran  • 8th • 9th

10th • 11th • 12th • 13th • 14th • 15th • 16th • 17th • 18th • 19th

20th • 21st • 22nd • 23rd • 24th • 25th • 26th • 27th • 28th • 29th

30th • 31st • 32nd • 33rd • 34th • 35th • 36th • 37th • 38th • 39th

40th • 41st • 42nd • 43rd • 44th • 45th • 46th • 47th • 48th • 49th

50th • 51st • 52nd • 53rd** • 54th • 55th • 56th • 57th • 58th • 59th

60th • 61st • 62nd • 63rd • 64th • 65th • 66th • 67th • 68th • 69th

70th • 71st • 72nd • 73rd • 74th • 75th • 76th • 77th • 78th • 79th

80th • 81st • 82nd • 83rd  • 84th • 85th • 86th • 87th • 88th • 89th

90th • 91st • 92nd • 93rd • 94th • 95th • 96th • 97th • 98th • 99th

100th • 101st • 102nd • 103rd • 104th • 105th • 106th • 107th • 108th • 109th

110th • 111th • 112th • 113th • 114th • 115th • 116th • 117th • 118th • 119th

120th • 121st • 122nd • 123rd • 124th • 125th • 126th • 127th • 128th • 129th

130th • 131st • 132nd • 133rd • 134th • 135th • 136th • 137th • 138th • 139th

140th • 141st • 142nd • 143rd • 144th • 145th • 146th • 147th • 148th • 149th

150th • 151st • 152nd • 153rd • 154th • 155th • 156th • 157th • 158th • 159th

160th • 161st** • 162nd • 163rd • 164th • 165th • 166th x • 167th x • 168th  • 169th

170th • 171st x • 172nd x •  173rd • 174th x • 175th • 176th • 177th** • 178th • 179th

180th x • 181st x • 182nd • 183rd x • 184th • 185th • 186th • 187th • 188th • 189th

190th x • 191st x • 192nd • 193rd • 194th**

Militia/National Guard

2nd Militia (82nd Infantry) • 3rd Militia (3rd Infantry) • 4th National Guard

5th Militia/NG • 6th Militia/NG • 7th Militia/NG • 8th Militia/NG

9th Militia (83rd Infantry) • 10th Militia (177th Infantry) served in the West.

11th National Guard • 12th Militia/NG • 13th Militia/NG

14th Militia (84th Infantry) • 17th National Guard • 18th National Guard

19th National Guard (168th Infantry) • 20th State Militia (80th Infantry)

21st National Guard • 22nd National Guard • 23rd National Guard

25th State Militia/NG • 28th State Militia/ NG • 37th National Guard

47th National Guard • 52nd National Guard • 55th National Guard

56th National Guard • 67th National Guard • 68th National Guard

69th Militia/NG • 71st Militia/NG • 74th National Guard • 84th National Guard

Sharpshooters

1st New York Sharpshooters

Cavalry

Twenty-seven regiments and two companies of New York cavalry served in the eastern theater. The 14th Cavalry Regiment did not serve in the eastern theater and the 17th Cavalry failed to complete its organization.

1st New York Cavalry • 1st New York Militia Cavalry • 1st New York Mounted Rifles • 1st New York Veteran Cavalry

2nd New York Cavalry • 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry • 2nd New York Mounted Rifles

3rd New York Cavalry • 4th New York Cavalry • 5th New York Cavalry • 6th New York Cavalry

7th New York Cavalry • 8th New York Cavalry • 9th New York Cavalry • 10th New York Cavalry

11th New York Cavalry • 12th New York Cavalry • 13th New York Cavalry • 15th New York Cavalry • 16th New York Cavalry

18th New York Cavalry • 19th New York Cavalry (1st Dragoons) • 20th New York Cavalry

21st New York Cavalry • 22nd New York Cavalry • 23rd New York Cavalry* • 24th New York Cavalry • 25th New York Cavalry

Oneida New York Cavalry Company • 1st New York Militia Cavalry 

*page under construction

Artillery and Engineers

Light Artillery

1st New York Light Artillery Battalion • 2nd New York Light Artillery Battalion

Barry’s New York Rocket Artillery Battalion • Bookwood’s New York Battery

Goodwin’s New York Militia Battery

The batteries of the two light artillery regiments never operated together tactically, and were assigned around the army as needed.

1st Light Artillery Regiment

Battery A • Battery B  • Battery C • Battery D • Battery E • Battery F

Battery G • Battery H • Battery I • Battery K • Battery L • Battery M.

3rd Light Artillery Regiment

Battery A • Battery B • Battery C • Battery D • Battery E • Battery F

Battery G • Battery H • Battery I • Battery K • Battery M.

Independent Light Artillery

1st Battery • 2nd Battery • 3rd Battery • 4th Battery • 5th Battery • 6th Battery

7th Battery • 8th Battery • 9th Battery • 10th Battery • 11th Battery • 12th Battery

13th Battery  • 14th Battery • 15th Battery • 16th Battery • 17th Battery • 19th Battery

22nd Battery • 23rd Battery • 24th Battery • 27th Battery • 29th Battery • 30th Battery • 31st Battery

32nd Battery • 33rd Battery  • 34th Battery • Varian’s New York Militia Battery

Heavy Artillery

1st Regiment Heavy Artillery* • 2nd Regiment Heavy Artillery • 3rd Battalion Heavy Artillery

4th Regiment Heavy Artillery • 4th Regiment National Guard Heavy Artillery

5th Regiment Heavy Artillery • 5th Battalion Heavy Artilery

6th Regiment Heavy Artillery • 6th Battalion Heavy Artillery

7th Regiment Heavy Artillery • 7th Battalion Heavy Artillery

8th Regiment Heavy Artillery • 9th Regiment Heavy Artillery

10th Regiment Heavy Artillery • 11th Regiment Heavy Artillery

13th Regiment Heavy Artillery • 14th Regiment Heavy Artillery

15th Regiment Heavy Artillery • 16th Regiment Heavy Artillery

Engineers

1st Regiment Engineers • 15th Regiment Engineers • 50th Regiment Engineers.