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Dunkirk’s draft during the Civil War

May 18, 2014
JOHN?FEDYSZYN , Observer Today

The 72nd Regiment, New York Infantry was also called the Excelsior Brigrade or Sickles Brigade. It was organized under authority of the war department at Camp Scott, Staten Island, New York, as Third Regiment, Sickles Brigade. Eight companies were mustered out of this Regiment. The designation of each company was determined by the city the men were taken from.



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