107th Regiment, New York Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 107th Regiment was organized at Elmira, Chemung County and mustered in August 13, 1862.
They marched to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19, 1865.[1] They mustered out June 5, 1865 under Colonel Nirom Crane.[2] The veterans and recruits were transferred to the 60th New York Infantry.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:

The New York State Military Museum website has a unit history project page for the 107th Infantry Regiment, also known as Seward Infantry. It includes an historical sketch.

The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 107th New York Infantry Regiment in the war.

An overview of the involvement of this regiment in the Antietam Campaign can be seen on the "Antietam on the Web" website.

Detailed information about this regiment may be obtained from George R. Farr, email: gfarr7@stny.rr.com

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

See the Regiment Roster, for listing of individuals, their company and their involvement.

Company A - principally recruited from Elmira, Chemung County

Company B - principally recruited from Elmira, Chemung County

Company C - principally recruited from Elmira, Chemung County

Company D - principally recruited from Elmira, Chemung County

Company E - principally recruited from Elmira, Chemung County

Company F - principally recruited from Addison, Cameron, and Campbell, all of Steuben County

Company G - principally recruited from Elmira, Chemung County; Bath and Hammondsport of Steuben County

Company H - principally recruited from Havana, Schuyler County and Elmira, Chemung County

Company I - principally recruited from Corning, Wayland and West Union, all of Steuben County

Company K - principally recruited from Hornellsville, Howard and Canisteo, all of Steuben County, and Elmira, Chemung County.

Source Material[edit | edit source]

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘New York in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • New York in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for New York, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • The Union Army : a History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States, 1861-65, Records of the Regiments in the Union Army, Cyclopedia of Battles, Memoirs of Commanders and Soldiers, Reprint of original published: Madison, WI.: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. Other libraries with this book,FHL Collection FHL book 973 M2ua
  • Mowris, James A.A history of the One hundred and Seventeenth Regiment, New York Volunteers (Fourth Oneida) : from the date of its organization, August 1862, till that of its muster out, June 1865. (Washington, District of Columbia : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1988) FHL Film 1486487
  • There are photographs of the monument at Gettysburg, PA dedicated to this regiment, along with a photograph of members of the regiment and Colonel Niron Crane present at the dedication.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System (database on-line) at https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm (accessed 2010).
  2. Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY107.php (accessed 8 December 2010)