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The 6th New York State Militia in Howard County

Service at Relay House, ca. 5/16/1861 and at Annapolis Junction,6/29/1861-7/29/1861

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The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

“This regiment, located in New York city, was ordered, April 19, 1861, to proceed to Washington, D. C., and left the State, commanded by Col. Joseph C. Pinckney, April 21, 1861. It was mustered in the United States service for three months at Annapolis, Md., and July 31, 1861, it was mustered out of the same at New York city. In November, 1861, quite a large portion of the regiment entered the volunteer service as the nucleus of the 66th Volunteers, organized by Colonel Pinckney. June 18, 1863, the regiment, then commanded by Col. Joel W. Mason, was ordered to Harrisburg, Pa., to serve thirty days; it left the State June 22, 1863, and was placed on duty at Baltimore, Md., serving in the 2d and 3d Separate Brigades, Middle Dept, 8th Corps; it was mustered out of the service of the United States at New York city, July 22, 1863. The regiment, not in existence at this date, lost by death, of disease, in its service in 1863, one enlisted man.”

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