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Brief History

The 115th Regiment, also known as the Iron Hearted Regiment, was organized at Fonda, Montgomery, New York and mustered in August 26, 1862.[1] They served their duty at Raleigh, N.C. until June, 1865. [2]The regiment was mustered out June 17, 1865 under Colonel Johnston and the veterans and recruits were transferred to 47th New York Infantry. [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 115th Infantry Regiment and for the 7th Regiment of Artillery.

The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 115th New York Infantry Regiment in the war and the 7th Regiment of Artillery.

115th New York Infantry article on Wikipedia gives a brief history of the unit, including places served, battles fought, and commanders.

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 Mohawk, Herkimer County; Fonda, Glen, Palatine, Root and Canajoharie, MontgomeryCounty

Company B - principally recruited from St. Johnsville, Minden, Canajoharie, Fonda, Amsterdam and Florida, all of Montgomery County

Company C - principally recruited from Milton, Galway, Edinburgh, Clifton Park, Northumberland, Day, Greenfield, Malta and Ballston, all of Saratoga County

Company D - principally recruited from Mohawk, Herkimer County; and Amsterdam, Charleston, Florida, all of Montgomery County

Company E - principally recruited from Johnstown, Mayfield, Northampton, Oppenheim, Ephratah and Stratford, all of Fulton County

Company F - principally recruited from Saratoga, Corinth, Greenfield, Wilton, Moreau, Northumberland and Hadley, all of Saratoga County

Company G - principally recruited from Amsterdam and Fonda,Montgomery County; Saratoga, Moreau, Greenfield, Corinth, Charlton,and Hadley, all of Saratoga County.

Company H - principally recruited from Half Moon, Clifton Park, Stillwater, and Waterford, all of Saratoga County Minden and Amsterdam, Montgomery County

Company I - principally recruited from Canajoharie and Fonda, Montgomery County Charlton, Malta, Ballston, Milton,Providence, all of Saratoga County; and St. Johnsville, Montgomery County

Company K - principally recruited from Caroga, Ephratah, Johnstown and Broadalbin of Fulton County; Wells, Hamilton County; Mohawk, Herkimer County; Amsterdam,Glen and Palatine, Montgomery County.

Source Materials

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Clark, James H. The Iron Hearted Regiment: being an account of the battles, marches and gallant deeds performed by the 115th Regiment N. Y. Vols., Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1992 (originally published: Albany, N. Y.: J. Munsell, 1865). Other libraries with this book , online edition, {{FHL|660507|item|disp=FHL fiche 6083805 (4 fiche)


  1. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 115th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/115thInf/115thInfMain.htm (accessed 8 December 2010) citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).
  2. 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).
  3. Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY115.php (accessed 8 December 2010)


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