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Brief History

The 189th Regiment, New York Infantry was organized at Elmira, N. Y., October 3, 1864. They had duty at Washington, D. C., till June, and mustered out June 1, 1865. The recruits transferred to 5th N. Y. Veteran Infantry.[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.

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

The companies were recruited principally:

Company A at Bath, Steuben County;

Company B at Alma, Bolivar, Caneadea, Friendship, New Hudson and Wirt of Allegany County; Clarksville, Albany County;

Company C at  Avoca, Wheeler, Bath and Urbana of Steuben County; Canoga, Seneca County;

Company D at Brookfield and Hamilton, Madison County; and Oswego, Oswego County;

Company E in Oswego County;

Company F at Constantia, Oswego County;

Company G at Cohocton, Avoca and Wayland, Steuben County;

Company H. at Bath, Steuben County;

Company I in Allegany County;

Company K at Camden, Lee,  Paris, Verona, Vienna, Westmoreland, Oneida County; Annsville, Westchester County

Company K (second) at Avon, Livingston County; Boonville, Camden, Westmoreland, Florence, Rome, Verona, and Utica of Oneida 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 at Civil War Soldiers; Sailors System (accessed March 2011)
  • Rogers, William H. History of the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth Regiment of New-York Volunteers. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992)FHL Film 6083876
  • 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


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


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