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Brief History

The 101st Regiment, New York Infantry was organized at Hancock, N. Y., September 2, 1861. It left the State for Washington, D. C., March 9, 1862. The regiment attached to Wadsworth's Command, Military District of Washington, to May, 1862. Whipple's Brigade, Defences of Washington, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to December, 1862. The regiment transferred to 37th New York Infantry December 24, 1862.[1]

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

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

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.

Company A - recruited principally atNew York City

Company B - recruited principally at (Syracuse),Onondaga County

Company C - recruited principally at (Conestoga)

Company D - recruited principally at (Hancock), Deleware County

Company E - recruited principally at (Utica), Oneida County

Company F - recruited principally at (Hancock), Deleware County

Company G - recruited principally at (Hancock), Deleware County

Company H - recruited principally at (Syracuse), Onondaga County

Company I - recruited principally at (Camillus),Onondaga County

Company K - recruited principally at (Syracuse), Onondaga County

Other Sources

  • 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 atCivil War Soldiers; Sailors System (database on-line).
  • Ford, Henry E. History of the 101st regiment. (Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1988) FHL Film 1486485 and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083793
  • Murray, R. L. Letters from the front : Onondaga County troops in the Civil War. (Wolcott, New York : Benedum Books, c2002), FHL book 974.765 M2m
  • 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 Books 973 M2ua, vols. 1-9

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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