154th Regiment, New York Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The regiment was organized at Jamestown, Chautauqua County and mustered in September 24, 1862 under Colonel Patrick Jones, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Loomis and Major Samuel Love.
The regiment marched to Washington, D. C., April 29-May 19, 1865. Mustered out June 11, 1865 under Colonel Warner, Lieutenant Colonel Cheeney and Major Benson. The Veterans and Recruits were transferred to 102nd New York Infantry.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 154th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 17 August 2012),
- The New York State Military Museum website has a unit history project page for the 154th Infantry Regiment. The site also gives an historical sketch of the infantry.
The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 154th 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, for listing of individuals, their company and their involvement.
Company A - principally recruited from Little Valley, Carrolton, Great Valley, Randolph, Humphrey, Cold Spring, Ellicottsville, Conewango, South Valley, Salamanca and Napoli, all in Cattaraugus County; and Carlton, Orleans County
Company B - principally recruited from New Albion, Otto, Dayton, Perrysburg, Leon, Mansfield and Persia, all in Cattaraugus County
Company C - principally recruited from Portville, Hinsdale, Ischua, Allegany, Humphrey and Olean, all in Cattaraugus County
Company D - principally recruited from Machias, Yorkshire, Freedom, Franklinville, Ashford and Lyndon, all in Cattaraugus County
Company E - principally recruited from Portland, Westfield, Ripley and Chautauqua, all in Chautauqua County
Company H - principally recruited from Carrolton, South Valley, Cold Spring, Randolph, Napoli, Salamanca, Little Valley, Great Valley, all in Cattaraugus County; Jamestown,Chautauqua County; and Farmington, Ontario County
Company I - principally recruited from Olean, Hinsdale, Salamanca, Allegany, Great Valley, Humphrey, New Albion, Portville, Machias and Yorkshire, all in Cattaraugus County
Company K - principally recruited from Conewango, Perrysburg, Dayton, Persia, Leon and New Albion, all in Cattaraugus 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.
- Dunkelman, Mark Henry. Brothers one and all : esprit de corps in a Civil War regiment. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2004. Other libraries with this book,FHL Book 974.79 M2d
- Dunkelman, Mark Henry and Michael J. Winey. The hardtack regiment : an illustrated history of the 154th Regiment, New York State Infantry Volunteers. (East Brunswick, NJ : Associated University Presses,1981), Other libraries with this book, FHL Book 974.7 M2dm; Film 1440333 Item 8.
- 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
- The Hardtack Regiment, 154th New York Volunteer Infantry is written by the regimental historian, Mark H. Dunkelman (accessed 21 December 2010).
- 154th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment is dedicated to the 154th NY regiment (accessed 21 December 2010).
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 & Sailors System (database on-line) at https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm (accessed 2010).
- New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 154th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/154thInf/154thInfMain.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).
- Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY154.php (accessed 21 December 2010)