111th Regiment, New York Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 111th Regiment was organized at Auburn, Cayuga County and mustered in August 20, 1862.[1] The men were mustered in under Mustered in under Colonel Jesse Segoine, Lieutenant Colonel Clinton McDougall, and Major Senaca B. Smith.[2]  The unit was honorably discharged and mustered out, under Lieut. Col. Lewis W. Husk, June 4, 1865, near Alexandria, Va.[3] The men not to be mustered out with the regiment were transferred, June 4, 1865, to the 4th New York HeaveyArtillery.[4]

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 111th Infantry Regiment, also known as Seward Infantry.

The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 111th New York Infantry Regiment in the war.

See the 111th New York Volunteer Infantry,sometimes known as "The Wayne and Cayuga Regiment" webpage.

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 Marion, Palmyra, Ontario and Walworth, all of Wayne County

Company B - principally recruited from Clyde and Savannah, both of Wayne County

Company C - principally recruited from Auburn, Victory, Montezuma, Summer Hill and Sterling, all of Cayuga County, and Palmyra and Rose Valley of Wayne County

Company D - principally recruited from Lyons, Sodus, Galen and Williamson, all of Wayne County 

Company E - principally recruited from Arcadia, Sodus, Williamson, Marion and Palmyra, all of Wayne County

Company F - principally recruited from Port Byron, Auburn and Weedsport, all of Cayuga County

Company G - principally recruited from Auburn and Genoa, both of Cayuga County
Company H - principally recruited from Auburn, Cato, Ira, Conquest and Sterling, all of Cayuga County 

Company I - principally recruited from Moravia, Venice, Locke, Ledyard, Niles, Sempronius and Scipio, all of  Cayuga County

Company K - principally recruited from Union Springs, Springport, Genoa, Aurora, Moravia, Scipio and Ledyard, all of Cayuga County

Other Sources[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, 1861-1865 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
  • Lightfoote, W. G.Proceedings of the reunion of the veterans of the 111th and the 126th reg'ts N. Y. Vols. : held at Gettysburg, Pa., June 10 and 11, 1886. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083800
  • Murray, R. L.The redemption of the "Harper's Ferry Cowards" : the story of the 111th and 126th New York Volunteers at Gettysburg. (Wolcott, New York : Benedum Books, c1994) FHL Book 974.78 M2mr

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/NY111.php (accessed 8 December 2010)
  3. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 111th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/111thInf/111thInfMain.htm (accessed 8 December 2010) citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).
  4. Hawks, Steve. "The Civil War in the East". Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY111.php (accessed 8 December 2010)