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Regimental Resources

    The following is a listing of books, manuscripts, websites, photographs, and other forms and documents relating to the Ninth (9th) New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, its history and its members. Anyone wishing to submit additional information or resources regarding the regiment please contact the Webmaster.


Books about the Regiment

  • Burns, William H. “My personal recollections of the War, 1861, 1862, and 1863.” Railroader Print House, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1920.

  • Graham, Matthew J. “The Ninth Regiment, New York Volunteers (Hawkins' Zouaves), being a history of the Regiment and Veteran Association, from 1860 to 1900. ” New York City, New York, 1900.

  • Hawkins, Rush C. “An account of the assassination of loyal citizens of North Carolina for having served in the Union Army which took place at Kingston in the months of February and March, 1864. ” New York City, New York, 1897.

  • Johnson, Charles F. “The Long Roll, being a journal of the Civil War, as set down during the years, 1861-1863. ” Roy Crofters, East Aurora, New York, 1911.

  • Langbein, Johan J.C. “The colors of the 9th Regiment, N.Y. Volunteers, Hawkins' Zouaves, a retrospect of thirty-eight years.” New York City, New York, June 3rd, 1889.

  • “Testimonial to Col. Rush C. Hawkins, Ninth regiment, N.Y.V., "Hawkins" Zouaves." Latimer Brothers & Seymour, New York City, New York, 1863.

  • Whitney, John H.E. “The Hawkins Zouaves: (Ninth N.Y.V.) their battles and marches.” New York City, New York, 1866.

  • Wightman, Edward K. “From Antietam to Fort Fisher: the Civil War letters of Edward King Wightman, 1862-1865.” Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1985.


    Books with information on the Regiment

  • Pages 615 to 780, “ Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York. For the Year 1899.”James B. Lyon State Printers, Albany, New York, 1900.

  • “A Record of the Commissioned Officers, Non Commissioned Officers and Privates, of the Regiments which were organized in the State of New York, and called into the service of the United States to Assist in Suppressing the Rebellion caused by the secession of some of the Southern States from the Union, A.D. 1861, as taken from the Muster-In Rolls on File in the Adjutant Generals Office, S.N.Y.” Weed, Parsons, and Company, Printers, Albany, New York, 1866.

  • “ New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865.” Frederick Phisterer, Weed, Parsons, & Company, Albany, New York, 1890.

  • “Official Army Register of the Volunteer force of the United States Army for the years 1861, ’62, ’63, ’64, ’65.” Adjutant Generals Office, United States Army, 1865 to 1867.

  • Pages 286 to 287, “The Honors of the Empire State in the War of the Rebellion.” Thomas S. Townsend, New York City, New York, 1889.


    Books with information about Members of the Regiment

  • “Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography.” Edited by James Grant Wilson & John Fiske; D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1887-1889. (Lieutenant Colonel Edgar A. Kimball, Field & Staff)

  • Pages 276 & 277, “A Standard History of Freemasonry in the State of New York.” Peter M. Ross, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1899. (Private Stephen D. Afflick, Company F)

  • Page 360, “Antiquities, Historicals and Graduates of Northampton.” Rev. Solomon Clark, Steam Press of Gazette Printing Company, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1882. (Assistant Surgeon John P.P. White, Field & Staff)

  • Page 230, “Catalogue of Officers and Graduates of Columbia University from the Foundation of King’s College in 1754.” Columbia University, New York, 1906. (Assistant Surgeon John P.P. White, Field & Staff)

  • Page 102, “Catalogue of the Governors, Trustees, and Officers, and of the Alumni and other Graduates, of Columbia College (Originally Kings’ College), in the City of New York, from 1754 to 1876.” Columbia University, 1876. (Assistant Surgeon John P.P. White, Field & Staff)

  • Page 162, “Field, Fort, and Fort.” M. Quad, Detroit Free Press Publishing Company, Detroit, Michigan, 1885. (Private William V.H. Cortelyou, Company B)

  • Pages 1847 to 1848, Volume IV, “Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.” William R. Cutter, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York City, New York, 1908. (Private Orsamus B. Bruce, Company F)

  • Pages 59 & 83, “General Catalogue of the Officers and Graduates of Williams College.” Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1905. (Lieutenant Colonel George F. Betts & Assistant Surgeon John P.P. White, Field & Staff)

  • Pages 167, 571, 597, 664, 842, 874, & 887, Volume I, “Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, from its organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903.” Francis B. Heitman, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1903. (Lieutenant Colonel Edgar A. Kimball, Field & Staff; Major Edward Jardine, Field & Staff; Corporal Charles F. Roe, Company C; Lieutenant William S. Andrews, Company E; Lieutenant Thomson P. McElrath, Company G; Private Bernard G. Semig, Company H; and Private, Valentine M.C. Silva, Company K)

  • Page 164, “History and Genealogy of the Family of Thomas Noble, of Westfield, Massachusetts.” Lucius M. Boltwood, Case, Lockwood, & Brainard Company, Hartford, Connecticut, 1878. (Lieutenant Colonel George F. Betts, Field & Staff)

  • Pages 576 & 577, “History and Genealogy of the Perley Family.” M.V.B. Perley, Salem, Massachusetts, 1906. (First Lieutenant John K. Perley, Company D)

  • Page 791 & 792, “History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.” J.H. Battle, A. Warner & Company Publishers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1887. (Captain Richard H. Morris, Company K)

  • “History of Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa.” Continental History Company, Springfield, Illinois, 1884. (Corporal William H. Burns, Company H)

  • Page 259, Volume III, “History of Middlesex County, New Jersey, 1664-1920.” John P. Wall & Harold E. Pickersgill, Lewis Historical Publishing Company Inc., New York City, New York, 1921. (Corporal Frederick Fox, Company C)

  • Page 1130, Volume II, “History of Richland County, Ohio, from 1808 to 1908.” A.H. Baughman, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1908. (Private Allen Blanchard, Company K)

  • Page 390, “History of the Hubbell Family. “ J.H. Hubbell & Company, New York City, New York, 1881. (Captain Charles Childs, Company G)

  • Page 422, Volume I, “History of the Second Company of the Seventh Regiment (National Guard) N.Y.S. Militia.” Emmons Clark, New York, 1864. (Major Edward Jardine, Field & Staff; Captain Almar P. Webster, Company D)

  • “In Memoriam: The Legacy of Rush Christopher Hawkins and the Annmary Brown Memorial Library.” Edward H. Wouk, 2002. (Colonel Rush C. Hawkins, Field & Staff)

  • Pages 195 to 197, 231 to 232, “Journal of Alfred Ely, A Prisoner of War in Richmond.” Alfred Ely, Edited by Charles Lanman; D. Appleton & Company, New York, 1862. (Sergeant Major Francis M. Peacock, Field & Staff)

  • Page 158, Volume II, “Lamb’s Biographical Dictionary of the United States.” John H. Brown, Boston, Massachusetts, 1900. (Chaplain Thomas W. Conway, Field & Staff)

  • Pages 170 to 173, “Life Sketch of the State Officers, Senators, and Member of the Assembly, of the State of New York, in 1868.” S.R. Harlow & S.C. Hutchins, Weed, Parsons, & Company Printers, Albany, New York, 1868. (Lieutenant William S. Andrews, Company D)

  • Page 315, Volume II, “Morris’s Memorial History of Staten Island, New York.” Ira K. Morris, West New Brighton, Staten Island, New York, 1900. (Chaplain Thomas W. Conway, Field & Staff)

  • “Officers of the Volunteer Army and Navy who served in the Civil War.” L.R. Hamersly & Company, 1893. (Corporal Charles Currie, Company C)

  • Page 119, “Our County and its People. A Descriptive and Biographical Record of Bristol County, Massachusetts.” The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899. (Second Lieutenant Edwin Dews, Company B)

  • Page 507, "Powell's Records of Living Officers of the United States Army." Major William H. Powell, U.S. Army; L.R. Hamersly & Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1890. (Corporal Charles F. Roe, Company C)

  • Page 59, “Records of Living Officers of the United States Army.” L.R. Hamersly & Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1884. (Private Bernard Semig, Company H)

  • Pages 13 & 1711, “Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865.” Adjutant General William S. Stryker, Trenton, New Jersey, 1876. (Assistant Surgeon Ephraim W. Buck, Field & Staff)

  • Pages 153, & 400, “Record of the Bartholomew Family.” George Wells Bartholomew Jr., Austin, Texas, 1885. [Photo of him on Page 153] (Adjutant Thomas L. Bartholomew, Field & Staff)

  • Pages 776, 803 & 804, “Reminiscences of the Old Fire Laddies and Volunteer Fire Departments of New York and Brooklyn.” J. Frank Kernan, M. Crane Publishers, New York City, New York, 1885.

    (Private Henry Gunther, Company F; Private James Doyle, Company G)

  • Page 20, “Reports, Constitution, By-laws, and List of Members of the Century Association for the year 1898.” New York City, New York, 1899. (Lieutenant Colonel George F. Betts, Field & Staff)

  • Page 368, “Sayre Family. Lineage of Thomas Sayre, A Founder of Southhampton.” Theodore M. Banta, New York, 1901. (Private David L. Thompson, Company G)

  • “Testimonial to Col. Rush C. Hawkins, Ninth Regiment N.Y.V., Hawkins’ Zouaves.” New York, 1863. (Colonel Rush C. Hawkins, Field & Staff)

  • Page 56, “The National Cyclopedia of American Biography: Being the History of the United States.” James Terry White, James T. White & Company, New York, New York, 1894. (Corporal Charles Currie, Company C)

  • Letter to Parents, April 1862, Page 479, “The Rebellion Record, 1862.” (Private William V.H. Cortelyou, Company B)

  • Pages 1219 to 1220, No. 1, Volume V, “The University Magazine.” July, 1891. (Lieutenant Colonel George F. Betts, Field & Staff)

  • Page 545, “Williams Biographical Annals.” Rev. Calvin Durfee, Lee & Shepard Publishers, New York City, New York, 1871. (Lieutenant Colonel George F. Betts, Field & Staff)


    Manuscripts & Documents

  • Service Records, New York State Archives, Cultural Education Center, Room 3043, Albany, New York, 12230.

  • George Barnett Papers, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan. (Adjutant George A.C. Barnett, Field & Staff)

  • Benedict Family Papers, 1811-1969, Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont. [Contains correspondence of Colonel Rush C. Hawkins, Field & Staff, from 1897 to 1904.]

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson Papers, Houhgton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University. [Contains one letter from Colonel Rush C. Hawkins, Field & Staff, to Mr. Emerson written in 1876]

  • John England Letters, 1862-1863, Manuscripts & Archives Division, New York Public Library. Letters of Private John England, Company I, to Ellen Hargedon.

  • Charles William Glaser Papers, 1861-1891. Duke University, North Carolina. [Description: 137 items. Abstract: Chiefly correspondence from Glaser to his family while he served with the 9th New York Infantry (1861-1863), Hawkins' Zouaves, and 17th Infantry Veteran Volunteers (1863-1864). A few letters from his brother, who served in the U.S. Army's 14th Infantry Regiment, including those relating to his participation in the Battle of Petersburg, Virginia, in 1864; includes Ordnance store reports of New York's 17th Infantry Veteran Volunteers and a few other miscellany items.] (Second Lieutenant Charles W. Glaser, Company K)

  • Hawkins Papers, Annmary Brown Memorial, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. (Colonel Rush C. Hawkins, Field & Staff)

  • Hoadley Collection, the Connecticut Historical Society. [Contains two letters from Colonel Rush C. Hawkins, Field & Staff, dated September 19th, 1888, and June 1st, 1890.]

  • James B. Horner Papers, 1861-1915. The New York Historical Society, New York City, New York. (Description, 1 box (ca. 300 items); Abstract: Muster rolls, ordnance returns, and quartermaster returns of Company H, 17th Regiment, New York State Volunteers, 1863-1865, along with a few special orders, discharges, and a small group of personal papers, 1861-1915, of Major James B. Horner of New York City. Personal papers include invitations and ephemera pertaining to attendance of civic and military events, parades, etc.; along with a few military documents concerning his service in the 9th New York Infantry Regiment and a group of 1915 condolence letters written by associates in the military and pharmaceutical industry on the occasion of Horner's death in 1915, and addressed primarily to his business partner, Joseph Mathias.) (First Lieutenant James B. Horner, Company A)

  • Elisha Kent Kane Papers, 1810-1937, American Philosophical Society. [Contains a Letter from Colonel Rush C. Hawkins, Field & Staff, dated April 16th, 1853.]

  • Edward D. Morgan Papers, Manuscripts & Special Collections, New York State Library. [Contains letters from Colonel Rush C. Hawkins, Field & Staff, dated October 9th, 1862, May 20th & July 4th, 1863, February 3rd, 1864, February 23rd & May 15th, 1868, October 21st, 1876, and April 27th, 1882; and a letter from Lieutenant Colonel George F. Betts, Field & Staff, dated February 25th, 1869.]

  • William E. Ritter Papers, 1879-1944, the Bancroft Library, Berkeley, California. [Contains two letters from Colonel Rush C. Hawkins, Field & Staff, dated 1911]

  • William Rothert Diary, 1861-1862, The New York Historical Society. (Private William Rothert, Company D)

  • David Ludlow Thompson Collection, 1862-1865, The New York Historical Society. (Private David L. Thompson, Company G)

  • Papers of James A.M. Whistler, Special Collections, University of Glasgow. (Letter from Colonel Rush C. Hawkins, Field & Staff, dated April 3rd, 1889, in regards to the Exposition.)

  • Derek Winas Papers, 1862-2004. The New Jersey Historical Society. (Contains papers of Sergeant Major Augustus Dusenbury, Field & Staff, 1862-1900)


    Articles about the Regiment and its Members

  • "9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Hawkins' zouaves), 1861-1863." John Powers Severin & Frederick Porter Todd, Military Collector & Historian, No. VIII, Washington, D.C., 1956.

  • Pages 33 to 34 & 43 to 44, “A Hawkins Zouave Remembers, Up the Beach and into Battle,” Civil War Times Illustrated, October 1986. (Corporal John S. Davis, Company I)

  • Pages 188 to 189, "Colonel Hawkin's Uniform." Peter Harrington, Military Collector and Historian, Volume 35, No. 4, Winter 1983.

  • Obituary, April 21st, 1898, “Boston Medical and Surgical Journal.” (Surgeon George H. Humprheys, Field & Staff)

  • Obituary, July 17th, 1893, “New York Times.” (Major Edward Jardine, Field & Staff)

  • Obituary, April 16th, 1898, “New York Times.” (Surgeon George H. Humprheys, Field & Staff)


    Websites

  • 9th Infantry Regiment (NY State Military Museum)

  • 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

  • 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Wikipedia)

  • Adolphe Libaire, Antietam on the Web. (Captain Adolphe Libaire, Company D)

  • A Graveside Reunion. (Private Theodore Abbott, Company A)

  • Betts Genealogy. (First Lieutenant John K. Perley, Company D)

  • Civil War Soldiers & Sailors Database.

  • Dorothy Sloane Books. (Lieutenant Colonel Edgar A. Kimball, Field & Staff)

  • Edgar A. Kimball. (Lieutenant Colonel Edgar A. Kimball, Field & Staff)

  • Edward Jarinde; Antietam on the Web. (Major Edward Jardine, Field & Staff)

  • Edward Jardine; Wikipedia. (Major Edward Jardine, Field & Staff)

  • G.A.R. Posts in New York. (Major Edward Jardine, Field & Staff)

  • Hawkins Zouaves Historical Association.

  • Johann C.J. Langbein, Antietam on the Web. (Musician Johann C.J. Langbein, Company B)

  • Lieutenant Colonel John Baptiste Gandolfo, 178th NY Vet. Inf. USV. (Sergeant John B. Gandolfo, Company D)

  • Lincoln Post No. 11, Grand Army of the Republic. (Sergeant Major Augustus Dusenberry, Field & Staff)

  • Major Edgar Kimball. (Lieutenant Colonel Edgar A. Kimball, Field & Staff)

  • Medal of Honor File of J.C. Julius Langbein. (Musician Johann C.J. Langbein, Company B)

  • The Great Riots of New York, 1712 to 1873. (Major Edward Jardine, Field & Staff)

  • Virtual American Biographies. (Lieutenant Colonel Edgar A. Kimball, Field & Staff)


    Photo’s, Paintings, Etc…

  • "Battle of Antietam, Md., Sept. 17, 1862 - Most Brilliant Charge of Hawkins Zouaves, Col. Kimball, upon the Rebel Battery on the Hill Near Sharpsburg." A Hand-colored lithograph by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg, Hartford, Connecticut, ca. 1862.

  • "Camp Wool, two miles from Fort Clark, Hatteras Island, occupied by Hawkins' Zouaves, 9th Regiment N.Y.V." From Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, November 9th, 1861.

  • "Charge of Hawkins's Zouaves, Roanoke Island." By F.O.C. Darley and J.J. Crew, Virtue & Co., London, England, March 1st, 1862.

  • "Gallant charge of Hawkins's Zouaves upon the rebel batteries on Roanoke Island." From the March 1st, 1862, edition of Harper's Weekly.

  • Painting of Rush C. Hawkins, Portrait Collection, Brown University. (Colonel R.C. Hawkins, Field & Staff)

  • Painting of Rush C. Hawkins, Portrait Collection, Brown University. (Colonel R.C. Hawkins, Field & Staff)

  • Sketch of Colonel Rush C. Hawkins, by Alfred Waud, ca. 1861-1862.(Colonel R.C. Hawkins, Field & Staff)

  • "Toujours Pret." A painting of a Hawkins Zouaves by Kenneth Ferguson.
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