Collection Policy for the Friedsam Library Civil War Regimental Collection 1/12/2016
Inspired by the Mark H. Dunkelman and Michael J. Winey 154th New York Volunteer Infantry Collection, this collection will include material related to other regiments recruited in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Allegany counties in New York State and McKean and Potter counties in Pennsylvania. The primary area of interest for the collection will be those regiments recruited in Cattaraugus County. Regiments raised in the two neighboring New York counties and the 42nd Pennsylvania, the Bucktails, the Pennsylvania regiment most closely associated with the bordering counties, are the second tier of interest. The collection will include official documents, correspondence and artifacts relating to individual members of the regiments as well as documents and historical publications written about the regiments themselves.
The collection may also add other regimental histories from the Union and Confederate armies as well as general histories, manuals and other material produced during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The focus outside of the four county area should be New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio regiments. More recent general histories of campaigns and battles where local regiments participated are better placed in the general library collection. Other material is welcome in the collection as donations, but will not be the main focus for acquisition.
Other states and Navy
1st Dragoons + Wyoming*
15th Eng. + Chau.
15th Cav. + Chau.
22nd Cav. + Chau.
23rd Inf. + Erie
49th Inf. + Erie
|+ Most of the Cattaraugus County regiments were also
recruited from Allegany, Chautauqua, Erie and/or Wyoming
counties. Those overlaps in the second tier are noted on the list.
* Regiments which are represented in the collection.
5th NY Cavalry: