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NY Home Guard
February 17, 2018
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Fond this on my computer. Probably been Winchesters-NY-Home-Guard.JPGImage Enlargerposted before. Do not have any more info.

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February 17, 2018
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 Do you mean National Guard?  No state-sponsored organization called NY Home Guard. Maybe something privately organized, or a military school.  

February 17, 2018
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Maybe supposed to be NW (Northwest) Home Guard?  If so, those would be a couple of the 1894 “Spruce Guns.”

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February 17, 2018
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Unfortunately, I do not know, I have just used the description that came with the photo, off the web.

 

Cool photo though.

February 18, 2018
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clarence said
 Do you mean National Guard?  No state-sponsored organization called NY Home Guard. Maybe something privately organized, or a military school.    

 

Perhaps they meant “New York Guard” – check out Wikipedia  New_York_Guard in wikipedia  or state of New York Division of Military & Naval Affairs New York Guard

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More likely than not a carry over description for military units that stayed home instead of being active mobile units.  Typical speech during the War Between the States for both sides, and also used during both world wars.

February 18, 2018
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3Dub said

 

Perhaps they meant “New York Guard” – check out Wikipedia  New_York_Guard in wikipedia  or state of New York Division of Military & Naval Affairs New York Guard  

Very interesting & something I didn’t know, though I live in NY. The original Guard organized in 1917 was an interim force intended to take the place within the state formerly filled by the NY National Guard, which had been federalized for the war.  (The entire NYNG was mustered into federal service as the 27th Division.)

That original NYG was disbanded when the 27th was demobilized, and only reactivated in the 1990s as a kind of paramilitary disaster relief unit, with, it appears, little in the way of combat training. 

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