144th Regiment, New York Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 144th regiment was organized at Delhi, Delaware County by Col. Robert S. Hughston, and mustered in September 27, 1862.
The regiment was moved to Hilton Head, South Carolina, June, 1865 and mustered out June 25, 1865. The Veterans and Recruits were transferred to the 1st New York Engineers. [1][2][3]

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 144th Infantry Regiment.

The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 144th 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 Tompkins, Delaware County

Company B - principally recruited from Walton and Masonville of Delaware County

Company C - principally recruited from Delhi, Stamford, Meredith, Hamden, Kortright and Harpersfield, all of Delaware County

Company D - principally recruited from Franklin, Masonville, and Sidney of Delaware County; and Otego, Otsego County 

Company E - principally recruited from  Andes and Bovina of Delaware County

Company F - principally recruited from Hancock, Delaware County

Company G - principally recruited from Middletown, Delaware County

Company H - principally recruited from Roxbury, Stamford and Harpersfield of Delaware County

Company I - principally recruited from Sidney, Kortright, Davenport, Meredith and Delhi, all of Delaware County

Company K - principally recruited from Colchester, Franklin, Hamden, Middletown, Tompkins, Masonville, Delhi and Harpersfield, all of Delaware 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)
  • Goerlich, Shirley Boyce. Delaware County, New York raw materials from the past : including boundary and town changes/maps, 144th Regiment of Volunteers, 1790 Federal Census, deaths and marriages from area newspapers, 1819-1900, and index to deaths and marriages. Bainbridge, New York : RSG Publishing,1994. FHL Book 974.736 V2d
  • McKee, James Harvey. Back "in war times" history of the 144th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, with itinerary, showing contemporaneous date of the important battles of the Civil War, Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, 1992 (original published: New York: H. E. Bailey, 1903). Google books, Internet Archives;FHL fiche 6083838 (5 fiches)
  • 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

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 : 144th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/144thInf/144thInfMain.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).
  3. Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY144.php (accessed 7 December 2010)