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Brief History

The 135th regiment was organized at Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, and mustered in September 2, 1862.[1]  under Colonel William H. Morris and Lieutenant Colonel J. Howard Kitching.[2]

Designation of Regiment changed to 6th New York Heavy Artillery October 3, 1862. This regiment was known as the "Anthony Wayne Guard".[3]

The New York State Military Museum website has a unit history project page for the 135th Infantry Regiment and the  6th Regiment N.Y. Volunteer Artillery

The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 135th New York Infantry Regiment in the war.

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 of the 6th Artillery, for listing of individuals, their company and their involvement.

Company A - principally recruited from Peekskill and Yonkers of Westchester County 

Company B - principally recruited from Greenburgh, White Plains, Scarsdale, Harrison and Mount Pleasant, all of Westchester County 

Company C - principally recruited from West Farms, Westchester County (now part of Bronx)

Company D - principally recruited from Somers, North Salem, Bedford and Poundridge, all of Westchester County 

Company E - principally recruited from Port Chester, Harrison, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck and Rye, all of Westchester County 

Company F - principally recruited from Peekskill and Yonkers of Westchester County

Company G - principally recruited from South East, Kent and Carmel, all of Putnam County

Company H - principally recruited from Morrisania, Westchester County (now part of Bronx)

Company I - principally recruited from Ossining, New Castle, Yorktown, Cortland, Mount Pleasant and Bedford, Westchester County

Company K - principally recruited from White Plains, West Farms, Scarsdale and Greenburgh, all of Westchester County; Orangetown and Clarkstown of  Rockland County

Company L - principally recruited from Cold Springs, Carmel, Kent, Yorktown, Patterson and Greenborough, all of Putnam county 

Company M - principally recruited from Haverstraw, Rockland County; Yonkers, Somers, Poundridge, Bedford, Mount Pleasant, North Salem and New Castle, all of Westchester 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.
  • 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
  • Irving,Theodore.  "More than conqueror", or, Memorials of Col. J. Howard Kitching, Sixth New York Artillery, Army of the Potomac, Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, 1992 (originally published: New York : Hurd and Houghton, 1873, c1872.) Google BooksFHL Collection FHL fiche 6083576 (3 fiche)

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 and Sailors System (database on-line) at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ (accessed 2010).
  2. Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY135.php (accessed 7 December 2010)
  3. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 135th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/135thInf/135thInfMain.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).

 

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