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Brief History

The 130th regiment was organized at Portage,Wyoming County, and mustered in September 2, 1862. [1]They were organized under Colonel W.S. Fullerton and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas J. Thorp and Major Rufus Scott.  They were mustered in under Lieutenant Colonel Thorp, Colonel Fullerton having left the regiment. [2]
The regiment was ordered to Washington, D.C., July 8, 1863. The designation of the regiment was changed to 19th New York Cavalry on August 11, 1863, and to the 1st New York Dragoons September 10, 1863.[3] The unit was mustered out at Cloud's Mills, Va. under Colonel Thomas J. Thorp and honorably discharged from service on June 30, 1865.[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 130th Infantry Regiment, the 19th Cavalry Regiment and the 1st New York Dragoons

The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 130th New York Infantry Regiment in the war.

See the website dedicated to the 1st New York Dragoons for additional historical information. Also see the website of Glimpses of the Past.

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.

See the Regiment Roster, from the 1st NY Dragoons for listing of individuals, their company and their involvement.

Company A - principally recruited from Castile, Gainesville, Pike, Portage, Perry and Genesee Falls, all of Wyoming County

Company B - principally recruited from Dansville, Mt. Morris, Groveland, Leicester and Scottsburg, each of Livingston County; and Portage, Wyoming County

Company C - principally recruited from Attica, Eagle,Sheldon, Java, Portageville, Bennington, Arcade, each of Wyoming County; Colesville, Broome County; China, Delaware County; Oramel, Allegany County;  

Company D - principally recruited from (West) Middleburg, Warsaw, Wyoming, Perry, Covington and Wethersfield, each of Wyoming County

Company E - principally recruited from Wellsville, Andover and Independence, each of Allegany County

Company F - principally recruited from Portageville, Wyoming County; Oramel, Hume and Centreville, all of Allegany County

Company G - principally recruited from Angelica, Allegany County; Genesee Falls, Wyoming County; Lima, Conesus, Livonia and Springwater, each of Livingston County

Company H - principally recruited from Alfred, Birdsall, Almond, Amity, Belmont, Oramel and Ward, each of Allegany County; and Genesee Falls and Portageville of Wyoming County

Company I - principally recruited from Nunda, Livingston County; Grove and Burns of Allegany County;   Portage, Wyoming County and Belfort, Lewis County

Company K - principally recruited from Dansville, Livingston County and Genesee Falls, Wyoming County


Source Material

  • 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.
  • Benedict, George D. .George D. Benedict letters, 1863-1864, Archival material (Summary: Letters, 1863-1864, from George D. Benedict, a Union soldier serving with the 1st New York Dragoons in Virginia and Maryland, to his wife, Sarah Benedict, at Belvidere, Allegany County, N.Y.)  Library with original, Internet Archives 
  • Bowen, James Riley.  Regimental history of the First New York Dragoons : (originally the 130th N. Y. Vol. Infantry) during three years of active service in the great Civil War, Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, 1992 (originally published: S.l. : J. R. Bowen, 1900). Internet Archives  FHL Collection FHL fiche 6083604 (5 fiche)
  • Lewis, Charles E. War sketches, no. 1 : with the First Dragoons in Virginia. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6083605
  • 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
  • United States. Army. Regimental history of the First New York Dragoons : with a list of names, post-office address, casualties of officers and men, and number of prisoners, trophies & captured, from organization to muster-out, Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1988 (originally published: Washington D.C. : Gibson Brothers, 1865). Library of Congress online, FHL 550317and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6083602

Footnotes

  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 http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ (accessed 2010).
  2. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 130th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/130thInf/130thInfMain.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. 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 http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ (accessed 2010).
  4. Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY130.php (accessed 7 December 2010)

 

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