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Brief History

The 150th regiment, also known as Dutchess County Regiment or Dutchess Legion,  was organized by Colonel John H. Ketcham at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County and mustered in under Colonel. John H. Ketcham, Lt. Col. Charles G. Bartlett, and Major Alfred B. Smith, on October 10, 1862 .
The regiment marched to Washington, D. C., April 29-May 19, 1865 and was mustered out there on June 8, 1865 under Colonel Alfred B. Smith, Lt. Col. Joseph H. Cogswell and Major Henry A. Gildersleeve.  Veterans and Recruits transferred to 60th New York Infantry. [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 150th Infantry Regiment.

The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 150th 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, for listing of individuals, their company and their involvement.

Company A - principally recruited from Poughkeepsie, Amenia, Washington and Pleasant Valley, all in Dutchess County 

Company B - principally recruited from Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County

Company C - principally recruited from Clinton, Stanford, Pleasant Valley, Poughkeepsie and Washington , all in Dutchess County

Company D - principally recruited from Hyde Park, Pine Plains, North East, Poughkeepsie and Rhinebeck, all in Dutchess County 

Company E - principally recruited from Dover, Pawling and Poughkeepsie, each in Dutchess County

Company F - principally recruited from Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck, Red Hook and Milan, each in Dutchess County

Company G - principally recruited from Poughkeepsie, Beekman, Union Vale and Fishkill, each in Dutchess County 

Company H - principally recruited from Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park and Clinton, each in Dutchess County

Company I - principally recruited from Washington, Poughkeepsie, Stanford, LaGrange, Amenia and Union Vale, all of Dutchess County 

Company K - principally recruited from Rhinebeck, Poughkeepsie and Fishkill, each in Dutchess 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.
  • Benton, Charles E. As seen from the ranks : a boy in the Civil War. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992)FHL Fiche 6083845 and The Dutchess County Regiment (150th Regiment of New York State Volunteer Infantry) in the Civil War : its story as told by its members, based upon the writings of Edward O. Bartlett. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083843
  • Cogswell, Joseph H. Roster 150th N. Y. Vols, Oct. 11th, 1912, 50 years from muster-in. ( Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083846
  • Cook, Stephen Guernsey, author, Charles E. Benton, editor, and Edward O. Bartlett, editor. The Dutchess County Regiment (150th Regiment of New York State Volunteer Infantry) in the Civil War : its story as told by its members, Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976 (originally published: Danbury, Conn. : Danbury Medical Printing, 1907). Other libraries with this book,FHL Film 928158 Item 1
  • Funk, Peter W.A Civil War soldier's diary by Peter W. Funk, Co. F, 150th N.Y. vol. : including his genealogy. ([LaGrangeville, New York : M.E. Herrick], c1991)FHL Book 921.73 F963fp
  • Gildersleeve, Henry A. (Henry Alger).Oration. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083847
  • 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. New York Infantry Regiment, 150th (1862-1865).Historical sketch : with exercises at dedication of monument and re-union camp fire of 150th New York Volunteer Infantry, Gettysburgh, Sept. 17, 18, 1889. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083844

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. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 150th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/150thInf/150thInfMain.htm (accessed 18 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/NY150.php (accessed 18 December 2010)

 

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