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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of Certificates
1700-1991
 PR 014

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Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney (2008). Revised by Marybeth Kavanagh (2018).

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Container List

Series XV: Military, 1838-1946

Scope Note

This series includes certificates given to commemorate appointments and changes in rank, citations and discharges from service, as well as membership to various clubs and organizations. It also includes certificates of recognition for donation of time or funds to various military causes. Some are printed on parchment with original seals.

Certificates of appointment include several from both John Stoneacre Ellis and Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright. One certificate from Hempstead, Long Island dated 1819, acknowledges a soldiers enrollment in "a troop of horse artillery…comprising part of a brigade in the second regiment of the state of New York."

A War Department certificate confirms pension payments owed to Revolutionary War widow Esther Hammond.

Certificates of discharge include one for Fred W. Mather, member of the 24th Regiment, United Stated Colored Troops.

Also included are several Civil War Soldiers Memorial certificates, which list names and ranks of regiment soldiers as well as their battle history.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Appointments- Army
1921-1926
Folder: FF44 Appointments- Army
1866-1868, 1892, 1911
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Appointments- National Army Draft Board
1917
Folder: FF45 Appointments- National Guard
1857-1920
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Appointments- Officers' Reserve Corps
1921
Folder: FF44 Appointments- San Francisco City Guard
undated
Folder: FF44 Appointments- United States Merchant Marines
1919
Folder: FF44 Appointments- First California Guard
1850-1861
Folder: FF74 Appointments- Second Brigade of the Militia of the State of California
1862
Folder: FF44 Appointments- Second Irish Regiment, California Militia
1864
Folder: FF44 Appointments- Second Regiment of New York State
1819
Folder: FF44 Appointments- 12th Regiment of New York Volunteers
1898
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Appointments- 66th Regiment of New York Volunteers
1861
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Appointments- 29th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers
1862, undated
Folder: FF74 Citations- Albany Burgesses Corps, commemoration of the excursion to Newburgh
1867
Folder: FF46 Citations- American Expeditonary Forces Citation for Meritorious Service
1918-1919
Folder: FF46 Citations- Army Ordnance Association Medal of Merit
1937
Folder: FF46 Citations- Belgian "Croix de Guerre Belge" for Meritorious Service in Ypres
1921
Folder: FF46 Citations- British War Mission
1918
Folder: FF46 Citations- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Testimonial of Gratitude for Patriotism
1870
Folder: FF46 Citations- County of Richmond (S.I.) Grateful Appreciation of Patriotic Service
1919
Folder: FF46 Citations- Distinguished Service Medal
1925-1926
Folder: FF46 Citations- "In Honour of the Commander of the American Forces in Defence of Plattsburg"
1814
Folder: FF74 Citations- New York National Guard, 9th Infantry Regiment testimonial
1869
Folder: FF46 Citations- New York State Cross for Conspicuous Service
1937
Folder: FF46 Citations- New York State Decoration for Long and Faithful Service
1899, 1928, 1935
Folder: FF74 Citations- Seventeenth Ward Volunteer Recruiting Committee, New York City testimonial
1865
Folder: FF46 Citations- United States Food Administration, in appreciation of patriotic service during the Great War.
circa 1918
Folder: FF46 Citations- United States War Department, for faithful service in the Ordnance Department
1919
Folder: FF47 Discharges- Army
1865, 1919
Folder: FF47 Discharges- Navy
1862
Folder: FF47 Discharges- New York State National Guard
1861-1959
Folder: FF74 Discharges- New York State National Guard
1896
Folder: FF75 Memorials- Army Memorial
1864
Folder: FF75 Memorials- New York State Volunteers
1863
Folder: FF75 Memorials- Ohio Volunteers
1862
Folder: FF75 Memorials- Soldiers Individual Memorial
1866
Folder: FF75 Memorials- Union Defenders
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Societies and Associations- Air Warden Service
1942
Folder: FF76 Societies and Associations- Albany Burgesses Corps
1910
Folder: FF76 Societies and Associations- Army of the Boys in Blue
1884
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Societies and Associations- Disabled American Veterans of the World War
1931
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Societies and Associations- Knickerbocker Greys
1896-1898
Folder: FF77 Societies and Associations- Military Order of the Loyal Legion
1866-1905
Folder: FF76 Societies and Associations- Military Philosophical Society
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Societies and Associations- Minute Men of America
1942
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Societies and Associations- National Security League
1919
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Societies and Associations- Navy League of the United States
1918
Folder: FF76 Societies and Associations- New Jersey Union League
1863
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Societies and Associations- New York Society Military and Naval Officers
1933, 1938
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Societies and Associations- New York War Fund
1944
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Societies and Associations- Scott Life Guard of the City of New York
1859
Folder: FF76 Societies and Associations- Society of the Army of the Potomac
undated
Folder: FF76 Societies and Associations- Society of California Volunteers
1871
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Societies and Associations- Union Veteran Legion
1903
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Societies and Associations- United Service Organizations (USO)
1946
Folder: FF76 Societies and Associations- Veterans of the National Guard
1876
Folder: FF76 Other- War Department certificate showing pension payment owed to Revolutionary War widow
1838

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