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68th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry
Active 22 July 1861 to 30 November 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The 68th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was also known as the Cameron Rifles or the Second German Rifle Regiment.


The regiment was organized in New York City by Colonel Robert J. Betge and was mustered in for a three year enlistment on 22 July 1861. The men were mostly recruited in New York City, but a few came from New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The three-year men of the 8th and 29th Infantry, two other German-American units, were transferred to the regiment in April 1864 when their terms expired.

Prince Felix Salm-Salm served as the unit's commander from 8 June 1864 until the regiment was mustered out of service on 30 November 1865.


The regiment suffered 121 fatalities.

See also[]

  • List of New York Civil War regiments


  • Phisterer, Frederick (1912). New York in the War of the Rebellion. Albany: J.B. Lyon Co.. pp. 2673.