136th Regiment, New York Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 136th regiment was organized at Portage, Wyoming County, and mustered in September 25, 1862. [1] This regiment was also known as the "Ironclads" and were mustered in under Colonel James Wood, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel Lester B. Faulkner, and Major David C. Hartshorn.  They marched to Washington, D. C., April 29-May 30, 1865 and were mustered out June 13, 1865. The Veterans and Recruits were transferred to 60th New York Infantry.[2]

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 136th Infantry Regiment. It also contains an historical sketch for the regiment.

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 Portage Station, Wyoming County 

Company B - principally recruited from Ossian, Springwater and North Danville, each of Livingston County; and Burns, Allegany County  

Company C - principally recruited from Livonia, Geneseo, Groveland, Leicester and Springwater, all of Livingston County 

Company D - principally recruited from Warsaw, Castile, Eagle, Gainesville, Genesee Falls, Orangeville and Pike, all of Wyoming County 

Company E - principally recruited from Lima and Allen of Livingston County; Covington, Middlebury and Warsaw, each of Wyoming County;  

Company F - principally recruited from Mount Morris, Livingston County 

Company G - principally recruited from Geneseo, Avon and York, each of Livingston County 

Company H - principally recruited from Portage, Bennington, Java, Perry, Orangeville, Sheldon and Wethersfield, all of Wyoming County; and China, Delaware County

Company I - principally recruited from Conesus, Sparta, Springwater, Nunda, North Dansville, all of Livingston County and Portage, Wyoming County

Company K - principally recruited from Cuba, Friendship, West Clarksville, Bolivar and New Hudson, all of Allegany 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.
  • 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)
  • 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
  • McMahon, John T. and  John T. Priest. John T. McMahon's diary of the 136th New York, 1861-1864, 'Shippensburg, PA, USA : White Mane Pub. Co., 1993.  Other libraries with this book
  • See the website dedicated to the 136th New York Volunteer Infantry, "the ironclads".

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. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 136th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/136thInf/136thInfMain.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).