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Guide to the New York State National Guard, 9th Regiment Collection
1812-1961
 MS 3085

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Collection processed by Aki Synder

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 29, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series IV: Collected Documents, 1814-1961. 2.79 Linear feet

Scope and Contents

The "Collected Documents" series contains various documents collected and compiled by the Veterans of the Ninth Regiment. Items include: correspondence, newspaper articles, photographs, certificates, official military paperwork, enlistment paperwork, discharge paperwork, orders, newspaper clippings, sheet music, invitations, programs, ephemera, muster rolls, booklets, and more. A large portion of this series focuses upon the military service of individual soldiers. There are also typed histories of the regiment relating to specific time periods as well as folders relating to specific military conflicts.

Arrangement

This series is, for the most part, arranged by topic and advances in rough chronological order. This chronology is based on the history of the regiment that extends from the late 1700s to the 1950s. The date ranges shown in the container list reflect the actual date of the documents.

With minor exception, the content of each subject folder remains as found by the processing archivist in 2019, which was likely the content as originally donated to N-YHS by the Veterans Association. The sequence of the folders was refined in 2019, but generally follows that , retains the order of material as found by the processing archivist in 2019.

Processing Information

For some documents, the contents were removed from metal bindings and grouped together. When appropriate, the original binding was retained, but placed separately from contents.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Record of Colonel Jacob Morton (commissioned 1799-1805)

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to the identity and war service of Morton, with transcriptions of 1808-1810 documents. The original documents in the folder are correspondence from 1908-1909; here Morton's family was conducting a genealogy project seeking to learn more about his role during the Revolutionary War. Folder also contains a portrait of Governor John Jay; he formed the Ninth Regiment on June 24, 1799 (undated portrait).

1908-1910
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Record of Colonel Lebbeus Loomis (commissioned 1807-1811)

Scope and Contents

Documents relating to the history of Loomis's service with the 9th Regiment during the Revolutionary War, as well as genealogy requests. Includes a copy of "An Index to Taintor's Colchester (Conn.) Records" (1901).

1901, 1907-1919
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Major John J. Earle

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to Major John J. Earle. Documents include: letter from Earle's daughter asking for information about her father's military service, as well as several original promotion certificates.

1814-1824, 1907
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Presentation of Sword to Lafayette by 9th Regiment (1824)

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to the history of Lafayette and his sword, as well as regimental orders regarding the presentation of this sword to Lafayette. Typescript of related 1824 regimental order.

1895
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Colonel Samuel J. Hunt (commissioned 1826-1834)

Scope and Contents

Folder contains a photograph (cabinet card) of Hunt in 1891 and a circular of a Regimental Order concerning former Captain Samuel W. Seely's response to charges brought against him by Colonel Hunt (1827), with 1950 letter from Mills Miller transmitting the circular.

1827, 1891, 1950
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Warrant of Robert P. Getty as 1st Sergeant, 9th Regiment
1835 June
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Colonels of the 9th Regiment (1829-1900)

Scope and Contents

Folder includes portraits (photographs and printed engravings) of: Col. James Lefferts (service 1829-1834, photo undated), Col. Henry Utterberg Slipper (service 1834-1867, photo undated), Col. Jasper Langdon Curtis (service 1843-1846, photo undated), Col. Ebenezer Jesup Jr. (service 1846-1848, undated photo of a drawing), Col. Benjamin Clinton Ferris (service 1848-1855, undated photo of a drawing), Col. Charles R. Braine (service 1859-1874, photo 1874(?) and engraving), Col. S. Oscar Ryder (service 1879-1882, undated engraving), Col. William Seward Jr. (service 1882-1898, undated engraving), Col. Goodman Jasper Greene (photo 1898), and Col. William F. Morris (photo 1900).

circa 1870s?-1900
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Reception of Major General Winfield Scott

Scope and Contents

Folder holds one booklet. Full title: "Report of the Joint Special Committee of the Common Council appointed for the purpose of making suitable arrangements for the reception of Major General Scott on his return from Mexico, and to tender to him the hospitalities of the city." Document No. 62 of the Board of Aldermen. May 15, 1948.

1849
Box: 4 Folder : 9 The 9th Regiment as an Irish Regiment (1850s)

Scope and Contents

Folder contains two documents with notes on the Irish presence in the regiment's history, and a photocopy of an 1854 circular from Lt. Colonel Sweeny and Major Shea to the rank and file of the regiment concerning their resignations.

1917, 1950s?
Box: 4 Folder : 10 New York City Guard (Folder 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

Folder contains the "City Guard Quick Step" sheet music. See second folder for oversized content.

circa 1840-1850
Folder: OS-Medium New York City Guard (Folder 2 of 2), Oversize

Scope and Contents

Printed muster roll of Company G (with 1943 transmittal letter)

1858
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Appointment Certificates

Scope and Contents

This folder contains a Private's certificate of membership for Lui Froideraux (1855) and for Alexander Barbey (1866), and an appointment as Right General Guide for Edward B. Welles (1859)

1855-1866
Box: 4 Folder : 12a-c Civil War (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Folder 12a includes a return of officers and enlisted men absent from Company F (1863); a testimonial to Captain J.B.C. Murray (1862); 3 letters ((1861-63); a pass to travel from Norfolk to Bermuda Hundred, VA. (1864); by-laws of the "Night Owls," formed by Company C at Fort Smith, MD (1861); the August 7, 1862 edition of "The New York Ninth" newspaper issued at Warrenton, VA; "The Soldier's Hymn Book," published by the New-York Young Men's Christian Association; and a roll book for Company L, taken from the body of Sgt. Curry at Gettysburg. Folder 12b includes photographs of Col. Michael Van Beuren (service 1840-1861), Col. John Hendrickson (service 1863) and 2nd Lt. Charles Barker (killed at Spotsylvania, 1864); and engravings of Col. John W. Stiles (1861-1863), Col. And B'V'T' Brig-Gen John Hendrickson (1863), Col. Joseph A. Moesch (1863-1864), and Col. and B'V'T' Brig-Gen John H. Wilcox (1864-1869). There are also two photographs of the regiment's tattered battle flags. Folder 12c includes clippings and post-war notes; notable is a 1902 address by Col. William Heermance to the 9th Regiment Veterans titled "The Cavalry at Gettysburg."

1861-1864, 1902-1913
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Petition from the 9th Regiment (83rd Regiment N.Y. Volunteers) (1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

This folder holds a photocopy of a petition from the officers and rank and file of the 9th Regiment to Brigadier General Thomas requesting to be mustered out of service. It was signed by the Officers, Non-commissioned officers, and men of the 9th Regiment N.Y.S.M. (83rd Regiment N.Y. Volunteers) on May 22nd 1863.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the original document is restricted because of its fragility. Please use this photocopy instead. Requests to use the original need to be approved by the Curator of Manuscripts.

1863
Box: 11 Petition from the 9th Regiment (83rd Regiment N.Y. Volunteers) (2 of 2)

Conditions Governing Access

This box holds the original petition noted above. Please use the photocopy in box 4. Requests to use the original must be approved by the Curator of Manuscripts because of the item's fragility. The document received conservation treatment in August 2019 by Assistant Conservator Katarzyna Bator.

1863
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Welcome Home Banquet (83rd NY Volunteers)

Scope and Contents

Folder contains a ribbon, invitation card, menu, poems, and a resolution.

1864, 1901
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Regiment Descriptive Book

Scope and Contents

The volume lists names of field and staff officers, non-commissioned officers, commissioned line officers, and rank and file soldiers by company. Indicates date commissioned or mustered in, and remarks on deaths, deserters, promotions, expulsions, or other termination of service. Entries appear to begin circa 1864 (possibly just after the regiment was mustered out of service as the 83rd Volunteers), though there are references to men who mustered in earlier. Entries appear to end circa 1868.

1860s
Box: 4 Folder : 16a Life of Major Charles Steelhammer, Co. B, 9th NYSM (83rd NY Volunteers)

Scope and Contents

This folder contains a typed biography/obituary of Major Steelhammer, including his Civil War service with the 9th.

circa 1912
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Captain Peter J. Martin

Scope and Contents

two certificates: appointment to sergeant in Company F of the 9th Regiment and resignation from the 1st Regiment, NYSNG.

1861, 1869
Box: 10 Minutes "B" Company.(flat box)
1864 November-1866 October
Folder: OS-Medium 3rd Brigade N.Y. State Militia National Guard Co. B Roll

Scope and Contents

Parchment roll listing signatures of enlisted men, dates of signature, and home addresses. The men who signed this roll were agreeing to seven years of military service and upon completion of their service, they would be discharged and given a lifetime of jury duty.

1864-1871
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Career of Colonel James Roosevelt Hitchcock (Folder 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

This folder contains newspaper clippings, general orders, oaths of office, NRA membership tickets, portrait/engraving, an obituary/military record, and correspondence from 7th Regiment. There are documents relating to the Orange Riot (1871), Albany Riot (1877), and news coverage of Hitchcock's death (1878). See Folder 2 for oversized items. See also the Scrapbook series.

1871-1878, 1924
Box: 10 Career of Colonel James Roosevelt Hitchcock, (Folder 2 of 2) (flat box)

Scope and Contents

Certificates of appointment as Lt. Colonel and as Colonel.

1872, 1875
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Colonel James Fisk Jr.

Scope and Contents

This folder contains tickets to the 9th Regiment Ball, engraved portrait of Fisk, "Ninth Regiment Quick Step" sheet music, and a newspaper article from the Evening Telegram detailing a play about Jim Fisk.

1870-1871
Box: 4 Folder : 19 9th Regiment Bayonet Drill

Scope and Contents

Centerfold in Harper's Weekly depicting bayonet drills practiced by the 9th Regiment.

1882 April
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Colonel Solomon E. Japha (service 1871-1912)

Scope and Contents

This folder contains copies of military orders, newspaper clippings, enlistment papers, a Private's certificate of membership, and photographs.

1871-1912
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Sergeant Henry A. Harris (service 1877-1917)

Scope and Contents

This folder contains applications for a certificate in lieu of lost or destroyed discharge certificate, special orders, correspondence, official military paperwork, discharge certificate, photographs, and a photograph of his medals. Harris served in Spanish American War.

1877-1937
Box: 4 Folder : 22a, b Sergeant Frederick Kramer (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

These folders contains 12 photographs (Kramer, comrades), as well as various promotion certificates and honorable discharge papers.

1879-1915
Box: 4 Folder : 23 John A. Dix Post 135 / Grand Army of the Republic

Scope and Contents

This folder contains general orders, invitations, newspaper clippings, poems, G.A.R booklets, notes on deaths in Confederate state prisons (1861-1865), and a GAR Kings County linen American flag.

1885-1938
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Veterans of the Ninth Regiment Bound Resolution

Scope and Contents

Bound resolution from the Veterans of the Ninth to the Board of Officers of the Ninth Regiment, concerning the parade on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the regiment's departure for the Civil War.

1886 June
Box: 4 Folder : 25 9th Regiment Gettysburg Monument

Scope and Contents

This folder contains a program for the "Grand Benefit Performance" for the 9th Regiment memorial fund and a program for the oration of the Hon. Orlando B Potter on the dedication of the Gettysburg monument.

1887-1888
Box: 4 Folder : 26 "Infantry Drill Regulations"

Scope and Contents

Publication of the U.S. War Department. the booklet provides an overview on topics such as: military terminology, tactics, fire discipline, and trumpet calls. Booklet belonged to James Thomas Madden, Lieutenant, 9th Regiment, N.G.S.N.Y.

1891 October
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Sergeant Ephraim Japha

Scope and Contents

This folder contains several photographs (most with groups of soldiers), membership card for the Veterans of the Ninth Regiment Association, certificate of membership, copy of general orders, military promotion certificates, and programs and notices from the Veterans Association (from the 1930s, when Ranlet was an officer).

1894-1938
Box: 4 Folder : 28a, b First Sergeant Daniel M. Ranlet (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

This folder contains newspaper clippings, official military documents (Spanish Campaign 1898), photographs of Company B, drawings, correspondence, military orders, and papers from the Veterans of the Ninth Regiment.

1895-1938
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Orders from Headquarters, 9th Regiment, First Brigade

Scope and Contents

The orders contained in this folder were collected by Colonel D.M. Ranlet.

1887, 1894-1900
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Muster Roll and Payroll, Company B
1898
Box: 10 Muster Out Roll, Company A. (flat box)
1898
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Spanish-American War

Scope and Contents

This folder contains a list of deaths, veteran card, official/military correspondence, circulars from United Spanish War Veterans, register of the commanding officers of the 9th Regiment Infantry New York Volunteers in the Spanish-American War, and enlistment ID cards for some soldiers.

1898-1899, 1947
Box: 10 Spanish-American War Photographs. (flat box )

Scope and Contents

Three photographs of the 9th Regiment at Camp Townsend in Peekskill, NY. There is a list of the entire regiment on the back of the group photograph.

1898
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Invitations and Programs

Scope and Contents

These invitations and programs are for events hosted by the Ninth Regiment, including bayonet drill (1882), minstrel entertainment (1894), dinners, reviews, opening of the new armory on 14th street (1897), ranging from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries.

1866-1958
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Invitations and Programs

Scope and Contents

These invitations and programs are for events hosted by the Veterans of the 9th Regiment, including dinners, memorial services, reunions, and pilgrimages.

1873-1954
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Athletic Events

Scope and Contents

This folder contains five programs for athletic events hosted by the 9th Regiment.

1885-1943
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Historical Notes 19th Century

Scope and Contents

This folder contains compiled papers, transcripts and notes relating primarily to the 19th century history of the 9th Regiment. Documents include, among others: the Address of Lt. Col. Simon Fleet (Dec 15, 1812), a petition of Veterans of the 9th Regiment for New Armory (Jan 9, 1889), notes on 9th Regiment council of admin (1800-1823), circulars, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, papers relating to the unveiling of Gettysburg monument, typed notes, and a newspaper centerfold from 1949 about the death of James Fisk.

circa 1888-1949
Box: 4 Folder : 36 19th Century New York State Riots

Scope and Contents

This folder contains lists and other documents discussing the 9th Regiment's role with 19th Century riots in New York state. The information appears to have been compiled in 1907.

1907?
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Veterans Association Bulletins and Notices
1886-1938
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Miscellaneous Photographs

Scope and Contents

This folder contains three photographs: portrait of William Todd (editor of history of the 9th Regiment, 83rd NY Volunteers), portrait of Mayor FW Ward (9th Coast Artillery), and portrait of Governor Odell and staff (1905).

circa 1890s-1905
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Dedication of Regiment Tablet at University Place and 13th Street

Scope and Contents

This folder contains circulars and a draft speech.

1908
Box: 4 Folder : 40 Photographs of NCO Staff at Fort Wadsworth

Scope and Contents

This folder contains three photographs.

1908-1910
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Library Catalog?
circa 1905
Box: 5 Folder : 2 World War I

Scope and Contents

This folder contains: Captain AJ McGrath's individual pay book; a list of battles the 9th regiment participated in; a permanent pass; a war songs booklet; "First Battalion 57th Artillery C.A.C. in the First World War" book; Service in the WW Roster 13th Co, 9th N.Y.C.D.C.N.G.U.S. Fort Hancock NJ circular; a sketch of Battery "D", 57th Artillery CAC; poems; a circular from the Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces John Pershing; newspaper clippings; and telegram.

1917-1919
Box: 5 Folder : 3 9th Coast Artillery Corps. (N.Y.G.)

Scope and Contents

This folder contains papers relating to the 9th Coast Artillery Corps N.Y.G. (Veterans Corps of Artillery). Documents include: mess ticket, history and list of officers/men of the Ninth Coast Artillery N.Y.G., newspaper clipping, advert for welcome home ceremony, Society of the War of 1812 and the Veterans Corps of Artillery pamphlet, and the By-Laws of the Officers Association of the 9th Coast Artillery N.Y.G booklet.

1917-1919
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Letters to Major Mills Miller from France (WWI)

Scope and Contents

This folder contains four letters sent to Major Mills Miller who was stationed at Sandy Hook, NJ.

1917-1918
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Lieutenant Louis W. Chapin (VCH-9 CHC 244)

Scope and Contents

This folder contains: military rosters, War Department/Militia Bureau correspondence, a discharge certificate, nomination paperwork, special orders, decoration paperwork, review pamphlets, extension courses notes, and certificates.

1917-1940
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Miscellaneous Photographs 9th Regiment

Scope and Contents

This folder contains five photographs and two newspaper clippings.

1921-1936
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Colonel John J. Byrne

Scope and Contents

This folder contains papers and photographs relating to Colonel John J. Byrne. Content of folder includes: photographs (including the Coast Artillery Brigade on parade on Army Day, April 2, 1932), correspondence, newspaper clippings about Byrne's funeral, an IRS Tax Exemption document and other documents related to the estate of Byrne, program for dinner in honor of Brigadier General John J. Byrne (retirement party), and reunion invitations.

1901, 1915-1941
Box: 5 Folder : 8 The Russian Battery

Scope and Contents

This folder contains papers relating to the Russian Battery (2nd Combat Train - 244th Coastal Artillery). Documents include: a postcard from Ft. Ontario, an obituary for Colonel Peter Rodyenko, and a program for the 5th Anniversary Russian Battery.

1932, 1934, 1961
Box: 5 Folder : 9 First Lieutenant Edward P. Anderson

Scope and Contents

This folder contains a commission certificate.

1937
Box: 5 Folder : 10-11 Officers' Association, 9th Coast Artillery Corps Meeting Minutes (2 folders)

Processing Information

Contents removed from original binder. Contents in first folder, original binder is in second folder. There is a small booklet of the 1873 Board of Officers by-laws; the rest of the documents start in 1917.

1873, 1917-1939
Box: 5 Folder : 12 244th Coastal Artillery and Camp Pendleton

Scope and Contents

The contents of this folder relate to the 244th Coastal Artillery's assignment to Camp Pendleton, VA. Documents include: General orders, a circular proposing a trip to Virginia Beach, memo to Historian of the 9th Regiment including patches, as well as a roster of organization name, vehicle type, vehicle number, driver, permit number, and assistant driver.

It should be noted that the roster was removed from its original metal binding and grouped together.

1940-1941
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Constitutions and Certificates for the Veterans of the Ninth

Scope and Contents

This folder contains photocopies of the constitutions for the Veterans of the 9th Regiment, a typed draft of the preamble to the constitution, a typed draft of removals/expulsions, typed constitution and by laws of Veterans of the Ninth Regiment, and various updated versions of the constitution.

1919-1941
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Historical Notes

Scope and Contents

This folder contains a 1941 document that gives a summary of the history of the 9th Regiment; a list prepared in 1908 of commandants from 1799-1899; and a note concerning the continuity of the regiment's history (1933).

1908-1941
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Organizational History 633d AAA AW Bn
1942-1945
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Newspaper and Newsletters (WWII)

Scope and Contents

This folder contains newspaper clippings and newsletters relating to the 9th Regiment (244th, 633rd).

1940-1945
Box: 5 Folder : 17 History of the 1st Battalion 244th CA/633rd AAA Europe (WWII) (Folder 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

This folder contains: "The Story of the 80th Infantry Division" booklet, photographs, a roster of officers + addresses, instruction manual "Service of the Piece 40 mm Antiaircraft Gun," Training Memorandum - Fire Control - Stiffkey Stick and Eyeshooting, and a copy of a message stating German surrender. See Folder 2 for oversized content.

1943-1945
Folder: OS-Medium History of the 1st Battalion 244th CA/633rd AAA Europe (WWII), Oversized (Folder 2 of 2)

Scope and Contents

Map entitled "Blue Ridge Path through France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Austria" and a poster with army insignias.

1945
Box: 5 Folder : 18 S-3 Journal 633rd AAA AW Battalion

Scope and Contents

The contents of this folder were removed from their original metal binding.

1944 June-1945 February
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Awards to Members of the 633rd AAA AW Battalion
1943-1944
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Unit Commendations of 633 AAA AW Battalion

Scope and Contents

This folder contains paperwork describing the commendations.

1944-1945
Box: 5 Folder : 21 New York Guard - World War II (Folder 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

This folder contains: a letter containing a 10 Yen bill with blood stain, photographs, program for "Spanish War Veterans Night," program/menu for the 9th Regiment N.Y. Guard Board of Officers Dinner-Dance, program for the review and presentation of enrollment awards, program for memorial services, and a N.Y. Guard sleeping mask.

See Folder 2 for oversized content.

1940-1947
Folder: OS-Medium New York Guard - World War II (Folder 2 of 2)., Oversized

Scope and Contents

Map of Camp Smith (Peekskill, NY)

1944
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Lieutenant Colonel John C. Mazzei

Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence and articles written by LTC John C. Mazzei.

1944
Box: 5 Folder : 23 History of 2nd Battalion 244th Coastal Artillery Aleutian Islands (WWII)

Scope and Contents

This folder contains a typed transcript of battalion diary and a reprint of newspaper clipping about 9th Regiment post-Aleutian Islands.

1941,1944
Box: 5 Folder : 24 History of 3rd Battalion 244th Coastal Artillery Guadalcanal (WWII)

Scope and Contents

This folder contains: a report, newspaper clipping, Christmas program from the Fiji Islands, photocopies of communiques from the Secretary of the Navy, and photographs.

1943-1944
Box: 5 Folder : 25 World War II

Scope and Contents

This folder contains: a memo about the regiment's history, general orders, documents relating to Comrade Cammarano, War Department papers/memos, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and Christmas cards.

1940-1945
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Korean War

Scope and Contents

The documents in this folder relate to the 633rd and 259th's mobilization into Federal service in preparation for deployment in Korea. The contents of this folder include official military documents and a newspaper clipping.

1950-1951
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Orders HQ 244th AAA Group

Scope and Contents

This folder contains: information bulletins, reports about deceased, special orders, and map summaries.

1953-1956
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Officers and Warrant Officers of 244th AAA Group NYG

Scope and Contents

This folder contains a photograph of the many commanders and warrant officers of the 244th AAA Group NYG.

1957

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