Albany Zouave Cadets
1860-1931
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Quantity: 7 Boxes
Access: Open to Research
Acquisition: Source unknown, ca. 1966.
Processed by: John J. R. Templin
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Historical Note

The Albany Zouave Cadets, organized in 1860, became Company A of the 10th New York Militia Regiment of Infantry. During the Civil War, it was incorporated into the 177th New York Volunteers for a service of nine months. It was engaged principally in the Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana. After the war members of the unit formed a veterans organization that held summer encampments and other events that featured military like pageantry.

Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of records and ephemera of the Albany Zouave Cadets. It includes printed copies of the constitution and by-laws, original manuscript of minutes, letter books, correspondence, and other papers related to organizational and business matters. Also includes scrapbooks containing news clippings about meetings, social activities, obituaries of members, programs, photographs, badges, the unit flag, and annotated copies of Albany Zouave Cadets: Fifty Years Young by James H. Manning (Albany: Weed-Parsons Printing Co., 1910).

Box Folder Contents
1

Volume 1
"Albany Zouave Cadets: Fifty Years Young" Manning, James H., Maj. published Albany, 1910. Limited edition, copy no. 91 (autographed).


Volume 2
Annotated copy of "Albany Zouave Cadets" copy no. 85 (autographed).

1-2
Newspaper clippings, etc. removed from copy 85.
2

Volume 1
Constitution and by-laws of the Old Guard, AZC, dated 1895.


Volume 2
Constitution and by-laws of the Old Guard, AZC, dated 1895.


Volume 3
Council minutes dated September 8, 1860 - March 6, 1867.


Volume 4
Council minutes dated September 3, 1860 - March 18, 1867.


Volume 5
Handwritten draft of constitution and by-laws AZC


Volume 6
Handwritten and bound constitution and by-laws O.G. of AZC containing some minutes dated 1883-1931.
3

Volume 1
"AZC Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration" Manning, pub. Albany, 1910.


Volume 2
"AZC Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration" Manning, pub. Albany, 1910.


Volume 3
Dues ledger, OG, of AZC, including several applications for membership.


Volume 4
Regimental letter book


Volume 5
Regimental order book


Volume 6
AZC constitution, handwritten; minutes; bound in an OG of AZC cover.


Volume 7
Minute book of the "JS of A" (Junior Sons of America); minutes of the first AZC meeting, July 23, 1860.


Volume 8
"Old Guard," "Subscription for the Entertainment"


Volume 9
"Old Guard," secretary's address book, n.d.
4
1
Correspondence and Records, 1868-1927

2
Printed Ephemera, 1887-1889


Volume 1
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, etc. 1861 (?)-1865


Volume 2
Scrapbook 1864 (?)-1866


Volume3
Scrapbook 1874-1877


Volume 4
Scrapbook 1880-1897
5

Volume 1
Book: "Nathaniel Rogers" embossed on cover; an account of the AZC's relations with the Rochester Union Blues, 1866


Volume 2
Book: "Ale in Prose and Verse"


Volume 3
Book: "Troy Citizens Corps to Co. "A", 10th Reg. N.G.S.N.Y. 1879"


Volume 4
Account of the 1885 anniversary banquet
6

Photographs (6 folders)

1
  1. Undated photo of 3 men: "Sargent Dave," Capt. Van Vechten, Capt. McRoberts (?)
  2. Hand-coloured copy of No. 1
  3. Edward Lansing Pruyn (civilian clothes)
  4. Brig. Genl. Chas. W. Hobbs
  5. Louis C.B. Graveline by T.J. Wendover of Albany
  6. Chas. W. Hobbs
  7. Col. William A. Jackson
  8. Maj. John H. Reynolds (civilian clothes)
  9. "Rear of Armory Building out Broadway"
  10. Chas. W. Hobbs
  11. Four soldiers (poss. Including Chas. Hobbs at upper right) with gear
  12. Sgt. Chas. E. Smith 1910 dress uniform

2
  1. Photo on metal plate: 9 soldiers (AZC). Identified on p. 121 in the Manning book
  2. 25th Regimental drum & fife corps "in the civil war" 1869 by Sterry & Co., Albany
  3. AZC Parade photo by McDonald & Sterry, Albany
  4. 10 unidentified soldiers (AZC)
  5. seven soldiers (AZC) circa 1864-65; identified on p. 101 in the Manning book
  6. Duplicate of No. 17

3
  1. AZC on parade, July 23, 1910
  2. AZC at attention, July 23, 1910
  3. Duplicate of No. 20
  4. "Old Guard and active company AZC Abbey, June 1903 Paris Hotel clam bake"
  5. Envelope addressed "Treasurer Fort Orange Club," containing six photos of buildings
  6. "The last armory before moving to State armory on Washington Avenue and Lark Street"
  7. Duplicate of No. 24

4
  1. "Armory on Broadway. Met on top story."
  2. Duplicate of No. 26
  3. Duplicate of No. 26
  4. "Cooper Bldg. State & (?) St."
  5. Duplicate of No. 29

5
  1. "Armory in Koonz Bldg. State Street made during Civil War period"
  2. "Front of armory bldg. on Broadway"
  3. Van Vechten Hall, undated
  4. Duplicate of No. 33
  5. Duplicate of No. 33

6
  1. Dated August 10, 1898 "Co. A 1st NY Vol. Inf./Presidio of San Francisco enroute to Honolulu," but also "Co. A Tenth Reg to NYNY at Honolulu" [Judging by the background, it most likely is San Francisco.]
    Also included are rolled-up photos and keys to identifying the individuals therein.
7

Flag marked "Albany Zouave Cadets/Old Guard"
Red cloth stitched to white cloth which has 12 blue stars.
A rectangular piece of blue felt, roughly 16" x 5", perforated at one end.
Last Updated: July 28, 2011