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Guide to the 73rd Regiment of the New York State Volunteers Records
1861-1868 (bulk 1862-1864)
 MS 670.19

New-York Historical Society
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© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Audrey Belanger

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 12, 2014
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains documents related to the 73rd Regiment of the New York State Volunteers during the American Civil War. The documents in the collection include muster rolls, forms, certificates, and correspondence. The materials in this collection have been digitized and are available online to on-site researchers and to users affiliated with subscribing institutions via EBSCOhost.

The majority of the forms and correspondence in the collection deal with Ordnance and Ordnance stores, including Receipts for Issues, Invoices of Stores, Certificates of Destroyed or Abandoned Stores, Quarterly Returns, and documents concerning the settlement of Returns.

The collection includes certificates of appointment and of discharge. The majority of the certificates of appointment are for Michael W. Burns, who commanded the 73rd Regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg and was appointed Colonel in 1864.

Assorted documents and correspondence in the collection include letters to Michael W. Burns, a stock certificate, a copy of an address by Gen. Sickles, a mock proclamation, and a program for a show by The Libby Prison Minstrels.