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Brief History

The 176th Regiment, New York Infantry, also known as "Ironsides", was organized at New York November 20, 1862, to January 10, 1863. They mustered out at Savannah, Ga., April 27, 1866.[1] [2]

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.

See the Regiment Roster, for listing of individuals, their company and their involvement.

Company A - principally recruited at Hamilton, Madison, Brookfield, and Canastota, all of Madison County, for nine months;

Company B - principally recruited at New York City; Brooklyn, Kings County; and Sherburne, Chenango County; for nine months and three years;

Company C - principally recruited at New York City; Warwick, Blooming Grove, Orange County; Oyster Bay, Nassau County; Wallkill, Ulster County; Milan, Dutchess County; and Buffalo, Erie County, for nine months;

Company D - principally recruited at New York City; Brooklyn, Kings County; Oyster Bay, Nassau County; Sing Sing (Ossining), Westchester County; Monroe and Chester,Orange County; for nine months and three years;

Company E - principally recruited at New York City, Wallkill and Milton, Ulster County; Whitehall and White Creek, Washington County;  for nine months and three years;

Company F - principally recruited  at Georgetown, Eaton, Stockbridge and Nelson, Madison County; for nine months;

Company G - principally recruited at New York City; Otsego, Cooperstown and New Lisbon, Otsego County; Pelham, Westchester County; Southampton, Suffolk County; Wallkill, Ulster County; Buffalo, Erie County, for nine months and three years;

Company H -principally recruited  at Syracuse, Onondaga County and Buffalo,Erie County for nine months;

Companies I and K (of the S2d National Guard), principally recruited at Brooklyn, Kings County, for nine months.

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 at Civil War Soldiers; Sailors System (accessed March 2011)
  • New York. Adjutant General's Office. Annual report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York for the year 1905, FHL US/CAN Fiche #6083550 contains the register for the 176th New York Infantry.
  • Putnam, George Haven. A prisioner [i.e., prisoner] of war in Virginia, 1864-5. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083870 and Memories of my youth, 1844-1865 (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083869
  • 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).
  2. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 176th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/176thInf/176thInfMain.htm (accessed 6 October 2011) citing Frederick Phisterer, compiler. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).

 

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