The Seventy-Eighth New York Volunteer Infantry, The Cameron Highlanders

The 78th New York Volunteer Infantry

The Lochiel Cameron Highlanders
The First Regiment, Eagle Brigade

Monument at Gettysburg to the 78th and 102nd New York Infantry

This is a website about the 78th New York Volunteer Infantry, who fought to preserve the Union in the Civil War of 1861-65. On this site, I am compiling as much information as I can on the 78th NY Infantry. This was the regiment of one of my ancestors, from Ireland, who lived in Rochester, NY. Any and all help with info on the 78th is much appreciated! Please stay in touch for upcoming changes and details! Anyone with information regarding the original 78th New York please e-mail me at

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I run this website on the 78th New York Volunteers to honor the memory of the men who originally fought and died while serving under the original 78th NY and the 78th/102nd NY in the Civil War. My ancestor, Thomas R. Grenan, fought with Co. H of the Cameron Highlanders. He was wounded in the lower jaw on September 17, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam. He was discharged in 1863 for disability after surviving the resection of his lower jaw.

It is very difficult to come across information on the 78th, since no books have been written about them (yet!), but I will post the info as I come across it.

  • Letters of the 78th NY NEW!!!
  • Company Rosters
  • 78th NY Unit History
  • Colors of the 78th NY
  • Stations of the 78th NY in the War
  • 78th NY Photos

  • Seventy-Eighth NY, Civil War, & History Links

  • New York Civil War Units Online
  • The 102nd New York Infantry, The Van Buren Light Infantry. They were brigaded with the 78th, and fought together much of the war. Eventually the 2 were consolidated.
  • NY State Military History Museum and Veterans Research Center. Home of many original NY Civil War items and the Divison of Military and Naval Affairs.
  • HRCA - The 78th Highland Regiment The 78th Regt., Fraser's Highlanders French and Indian War.
  • Western New York in the Civil War
  • New York State and the Civil War
  • The New York State Historical Association
  • James River Publications Civil War Homepage

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