Volunteer Fire Dept.
If you have someone who was a volunteer fireman in NYC prior to and just after the end of the Civil War write to: City of New York Fire Department Fire Academy Randall's Island George F. Mand Library New York, NY 10035 212-860-9200 I was told by the librarian, Daniel Maye, that they have records form 1860-1865. The copy in the books is hard to read and of poor quality but he was able to work wonders with the 3 sheets he sent me. It helps if you know the engine company your ancestor was in . Many volunteers mustered into the Civil War in Zouave unites. If you check the unit homepages you might find your ancestors on them. Thanks to: firstname.lastname@example.org Back To FIRE Index Back To CIVIL Index/font> Back To BROOKLYN Main/font>