135th Regiment, New York Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 135th regiment was organized at Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, and mustered in September 2, 1862. under Colonel William H. Morris and Lieutenant Colonel J. Howard Kitching.
Designation of Regiment changed to 6th New York Heavy Artillery October 3, 1862. This regiment was known as the "Anthony Wayne Guard".
The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 135th New York Infantry Regiment in the war.
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 of the 6th Artillery, for listing of individuals, their company and their involvement.
Company A - principally recruited from Peekskill and Yonkers of Westchester County
Company B - principally recruited from Greenburgh, White Plains, Scarsdale, Harrison and Mount Pleasant, all of Westchester County
Company D - principally recruited from Somers, North Salem, Bedford and Poundridge, all of Westchester County
Company E - principally recruited from Port Chester, Harrison, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck and Rye, all of Westchester County
Company F - principally recruited from Peekskill and Yonkers of Westchester County
Company G - principally recruited from South East, Kent and Carmel, all of Putnam County
Company I - principally recruited from Ossining, New Castle, Yorktown, Cortland, Mount Pleasant and Bedford, Westchester County
Company L - principally recruited from Cold Springs, Carmel, Kent, Yorktown, Patterson and Greenborough, all of Putnam 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, Part 1 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.
- 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)
- Phisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865. Albany, New York : J.B. Lyon, 1912. Google Books, other libraries with this book, FHL Collection FHL book 974.7 M2p, FHL film 1486494-1486496
- 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
- Irving,Theodore. "More than conqueror", or, Memorials of Col. J. Howard Kitching, Sixth New York Artillery, Army of the Potomac, Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, 1992 (originally published: New York : Hurd and Houghton, 1873, c1872.) Google Books, FHL Collection FHL fiche 6083576 (3 fiche)
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (database on-line) at https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm (accessed 2010).
- Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY135.php (accessed 7 December 2010)
- New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 135th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/135thInf/135thInfMain.htm (accessed 7 December 2010) citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).