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Sixth Artillery Flank Marker

Sixth Artillery
in the War of the Rebellion

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SOURCE: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the Year 1896. Registers of the Fifth and Sixth Artillery in the War of the Rebellion. Transmitted to the Legislature January 19, 1897. [Albany & New York: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., State Printers; 1897]; pages 684–1297.See a copy in PDF format at Google Books.

What's in this Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York...?

The entries in the Muster Roll typically include the following:

These reports are supplemental reports issued by the New York Adjutant-General's office. The reports provide summary information on the military service records and were compiled from Series 13775, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts of New York State Volunteers, United States Sharpshooters, and United States Colored Troops.1 These reports do not contain additional information such as physical description, occupation, etc. which is contained in the Series 13775 volumes.1

Footnote: 1Holzer, Harold, Editor. Lorello, Daniel, compiler. The Union Preserved: A Guide to Civil War Records in the New York State Archives [New York: Fordham University Press & the NY State Archives Partnership Trust, 1999], Appendix G, page 114.

A partial muster roll is also available. This muster roll is arranged by company and lists the towns in Westchester County from which some of the soldiers enlisted.

A brief overview of this regiment was included in New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. by Frederick Phisterer. [Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912] and is available on the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center web site. Included with this overview are the following:

Sixth Artillery in the News

The "Civil War Newspaper Clippings" webpage on the New York State Military Museum web site (see above paragraph) contains articles that appeared in newspapers during the war.

"Westchester Veteran Reunion: Survivors of the Sixth Artillery to Meet at Peekskill" – In 1892, the survivors of the Sixth Artillery held a reunion. See the newspaper article in The New York Times.

And later, One hundred and fifty of the surviving members of the Sixth Regiment, New-York Heavy Artillery, organized as the One Hundred and Thirty-fifth New-York Volunteer Infantry, were yesterday the guests of the North Side Board of Trade. September 3, 1896, The New York Times


The Find A Grave web site has a listing of interments for some of the men of the NY Sixth Heavy Artillery regiment. The listing is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Additional Miscellaneous Information

Preliminary Guide to the New York Heavy Artillery, 6th Regiment (Vol) Collection"The collection contains correspondence, documents, maps, sketches, newspaper clippings, and historical recollections regarding the involvement of the New York Heavy Artillery, 6th Regiment (Vol.) in the Civil War, apparently as collected by The Fraternity of the Survivors of the Sixth New York Volunteer Artillery, organized at Yonkers, NY, 1890. Much of the material apparently was accumulated by Major Fredrick Shonnard, President of the fraternity." See also finding aid. Repository: UC Santa Barbara Special Collection.

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