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Hi John, Most cities and towns in NY state kept track of their citizens who served in the
Civil War. These records often but not always list the soldier or sailor, their age,
dates of service, and the names of their parents. But, as luck would have it, my NY Civil
War ancestor, Samuel Park's record did not name his parents.
These records are at the NY State Archives in Albany. Unfortunately, i think that one has
to read them in person or hire someone to do it.
Another source for these veterans it the GAR. I have not utilized them yet, because I
really don't know where to find the records.
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