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New York State National Guard, 13th Regiment records

Call Number



1832-1892, 1904-1909, inclusive


New York (State). National Guard. Regiment, 13th. Veteran Association
New York (State). National Guard. Regiment, 13th


0.15 Linear Feet in four folders.

Language of Materials

English .


This collection contains various records of the Brooklyn-based 13th Regiment of the New York National Guard spanning the period 1832 to 1892.

Historical Note

The 13th Regiment of the New York National Guard, based in Brooklyn, N.Y., was initially organized as the 13th Regiment of the New York State Militia in 1847. During the Civil War, the 13th Regiment served in Annapolis and Baltimore, MD; Suffolk, VA; and Harrisburg, PA at various periods from 1861 to 1863, commanded by Colonels Abel Smith, Robert B. Clark, and John B. Woodward. The Regiment was also in the service of New York State during the New York City draft riots of 1863. The Regiment's headquarters were based at the Brooklyn City Armory, located at Henry and Cranberry Streets. Though the Regiment was disbanded in 1898, a battalion of four companies continued to volunteer their services to the United States, going on to serve as part of the 22nd Regiment of the New York Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War, and later being designated the 13th Regiment of Heavy Artillery.


  1. New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center. "13th Regiment, New York State Militia, New York National Guard, Civil War." Accessed May 20, 2011.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains various records of the Brooklyn-based 13th Regiment of the New York National Guard spanning the period 1832 to 1892. Items include an order book and individual printed orders related to administrative activities; personnel matters such as enrollments, promotions, and discharges; and the Regiment's call to service during the Civil War, the New York City draft riots, and the funeral procession of President Abraham Lincoln. Additional items include a minute book, muster roll, and various ephemeral items related to receptions, banquets, and the 13th Regiment Veteran Association.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to users without restriction. The collection may only be used in the library and is not available through interlibrary loan. Requests to view the collection must be made at least 48 hours in advance of visit.

Conditions Governing Use

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Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); New York State National Guard, 13th Regiment records, ARC.210, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Public Library, Center for Brooklyn History.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 1978.026 was the gift of Clarence W. Klein, date unknown. Source and date of acquisition for accession 1977.059 are unknown. The three booklets dated 1904-1909 were found in collection at the Brooklyn Collection at Central library.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

If digital surrogates exist, they should be used in place of the originals whenever possible.

Related Materials

Civil War collection, 1804-1865 (1977.200)

The Sgt. Arthur A. Hayward New York National Guard 13th Regiment collection, 1857-1951 (2006.027)

Collection processed by

Nicholas Pavlik

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-21 11:09:34 +0000.
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Language: English

Processing Information

Minimally processed to the collection level.

The collection combines the accessions 1977.059 and 1978.026.

Three related booklets dated 1904-1909 were added to the collection in 2022.


Brooklyn Historical Society


Box: A0075 (Material Type: Text)
Center for Brooklyn History
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Brooklyn, NY 11201