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Guide to the New York State National Guard, 9th Regiment Collection
 MS 3085

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Collection processed by Aki Synder

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 29, 2019
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Container List

Series III: Orders, 1885-1941. 3.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents

This series consists of general and special orders sent to the regiment from various levels of command. Orders include daily activities, notifications for special events, enlistment of men, and more.


The series is arranged by type of order (general, special) and issuing agency. The order is generally chronological within each group. Within each year the documents are in reverse chronological order, as they were originally when bound. One set of orders from 1898 is in a freestanding volume.

Processing Information

Most of the contents were removed from their original two-pronged binders and placed into folders.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 8-13 General Orders. Regimental Headquarters (6 Folders)

Scope and Contents

There is one 1885 order and one 1888 order from headquarters of the 9th Regiment. From September 1988 and later, the orders are from the regimental headquarters of the various designations given the 9th Regiment over time: 9th Regiment, First Brigade (September 1888 through 1907), 9th Coast Artillery District (1908-February 1911), 9th Artillery District (March 1911-August 1914), 9th Coast Defense Command (September 1914-1923), and 244th Coast Artillery (1924-1940).

Volume: 14 General Orders. Regimental Headquarters (1 volume)

Scope and Contents

This is a bound set of general orders that partially overlaps the date range of the above orders, though a comparison was not made to determine whether the content is completely redundant for that period. These bound orders appear to be signed as official, while that is not necessarily so for the same orders in the above folders.

1901 January-1915 December
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Orders. Headquarters, Ninth Regiment

Scope and Contents

Handwritten orders on letterhead of the 9th Regiment HQ, with most orders relating to the state camp of instruction, Camp Townsend, near Peekskill, NY.

Box: 2 Folder : 1-12 Special Orders. Regimental Headquarters (12 of 16 folders)

Scope and Contents

Orders from the 9th Coast Artillery Corps until mid 1919, then 9th Coast Defense Command until early 1924, then 244th Artillery to the end in 1940.

Box: 3 Folder : 1-4 Special Orders. Regimental Headquarters (4 of 16 folders)
Box: 1 Folder : 11-14 Special Orders. Adjutant General's Office (4 Folders)
Box: 3 Folder : 5-7 Special Orders. Commanding General National Guard (3 Folders)

Scope and Contents

Generally on letterhead of the New York National Guard.


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