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New York City's First Division, New York State Militia volunteers its services to state governor

New York City, 1853
01/12/1861
Major-General Charles W. Stanford, head of the First Division of the New York State Militia headquartered in New York City, wrote to Governor Edwin Morgan and offered his troops "for any duty which the present emergency may require."  He counted sixteen regiments and around 7,000 men with thousands of others in reserve and suggested his men were ready to replace regular artillerymen around New York harbor within twenty-four hours should these U.S. Army troops be moved south.  The governor provisionally accepted the offer two days later.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The First Division For the Union," New York Times, January 17, 1861, p. 1. 

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