16th Regiment, New York National Guard

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

This regiment, not now in existence, but then located in Suffolk county, saw service in Brooklyn during the Draft riots in 1863. In 1864 five companies of the regiment organized as four, served with, and as part of, the 15th Militia in New York harbor. Col. Alfred Wagstaff of this regiment served as Lieutenant-Colonel of the 15th Regiment during that time.

Other Resources

This is meant to be a comprehensive list. If, however, you know of a resource that is not listed below, please send an email to ng.ny.nyarng.list.historians@army.mil with the name of the resource and where it is located. This can include photographs, letters, articles and other non-book materials. Also, if you have any materials in your possession that you would like to donate, the museum is always looking for items specific to New York's military heritage. Thank you.


Items in the museum collection are in bold.