This site is dedicated to the Widows and Orphans, the Bereaved Parents, and the Relatives of the Brave Heroes who fell in the Ranks of the Ninth New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Hawkins Zouaves, to them this record is inscribed.

         This site was established in July 2009 by a group that desired to preserve for future generations the memory of this gallant regiment, its history and the history of its members and their descendants. The purpose of the site is to gather and dispense information on the history of the "Hawkins' Zouaves" - 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

    It will not only cover the history of the regiment in the American Civil War, 1861-1865, but the entire history of the men and the command from its formation before the war as a militia company, the "New York Zouaves," as a Volunteer Regiment in the Civil War, its reorganization as a regiment of the New York National Guard, and finally its activities as a Veteran's organization, as well as the histories of the men who served in its ranks.

    Anyone wishing to submit additional information, or request more detail information, please contact the Webmaster.

"While numerous other Regiments, and tens of thousands of others of our patriotic soldiers have covered themselves with glory, yet I may truly say that none have surpassed, in any quality of the soldier, the Ninth New York Volunteers..."

Honorable Charles P. Kirkland of New York, May 1863

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