148th Regiment, New York Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 148th regiment was organized at Geneva, Ontario County, and mustered in under Colonel William Johnson on September 14, 1862.
They served their duty in the Department of Virginia until June, 1865. The regiment mustered out June 22, 1865 under Colonel John B. Murray. The Veterans and Recruits were transferred to 100th New York Infantry.[1][2][3]

For more information on the history of this unit, see;

The New York State Military Museum  (website accessed 16 December 2010) has a unit history project page for the 148th Infantry Regiment.

The Civil War in the East   (website accessed 16 December 2010) gives a timeline for the involvement of 148th 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 Seneca Falls, Canoga and Fayette of Seneca County; and  Geneva, Ontario County

Company B - principally recruited from Dundee, Starkey, Barrington and Milo, all in Yates County

Company C - principally recruited from Plielps, Hopewell and Geneva, all in Ontario County

Company D - principally recruited from Geneva, Ontario County; Fayette and Varick in Seneca County

Company E - principally recruited from Ovid, Lodi, Romulus and Covert, all in Seneca County 

Company F - principally recruited from Geneva and Gorham in Ontario County;  Rotter Center,                   Rushville, Penn Yan and Middlesex, all in Yates County

Company G - principally recruited from Geneva, Naples and Canandaigua in Ontario County

Company H - principally recruited from Waterloo, Seneca Falls and Tyre, all in Seneca County

Company I - principally recruited from Benton, Milo, Jerusalem, Torrey, Branchport, all in Yates County; and Geneva and Seneca in Ontario County

Company K - principally recruited from Manchester, Bristol, East and West Bloomfield and Hopewell, all in Ontario County

Source Material
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  • 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
  • "Mary Gahan, Veteran of the 148th" is the story of a laundress for the 148th Infantry during the Civil War, serving with her husband in the company (accessed 18 December 2010).
  • Robinson, Wardwell G.History of the 184th Regiment, New York State Volunteers : an address. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992)FHL Fiche 6083874

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 and Sailors System (database on-line) at https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm (accessed 2010).
  2. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 148th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/148thInf/148thInfMain.htm (accessed 16 December 2010) citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).
  3. Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY148.php (accessed 16 December 2010)