142nd Regiment, New York Infantry

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Brief History

The 142nd regiment was organized under Colonel Roscius W. Judson at Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, and mustered in September 29, 1862. It was also known as the St. Lawrence County Regiment.
The regiment's duty was at Raleigh, North Carolina until June, 1865 where it was mustered out June 7, 1865. The Veterans and Recruits were transferred to 169th New York Infantry.[1][2]

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 142nd Infantry Regiment.

The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 142nd 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 Macomb, DeKalb, Oswegatchie, Gouverneur, Hermon, Canton, Colton and Fine, all of St. Lawrence County

Company B - principally recruited from Rossie, Gouverneur, Morristown, Hammond, Macomb and Fowler, all of St. Lawrence County

Company C - principally recruited from Waddington, Ogdensburg, Lisbon, Louisville and Madrid, all of St. Lawrence County

Company D - principally recruited from Constable, Burke, Bellmont, Westville and Bangor of Franklin County;  Macomb, St. Lawrence County; and Franklin, Delaware County

Company E - principally recruited from Oswegatchie, DePeyster, Lisbon and Hammond, all of St. Lawrence County 

Company F - principally recruited from Dickinson, Bangor, Moira, Brandon, all of Franklin County; and Lawrence, Nassau County 

Company G - principally recruited from Oswegatchie, Fort Covington,Westville, and Bombay, each of Franklin County; Lisbon and Canton, St. Lawrence County 

Company H - principally recruited from Macomb, St. Lawrence County; Burke, Bellmont, Constable and Brandon, all of Franklin County

Company I - principally recruited from Hammond, Louisville, Massena, Madrid, Pierrepont, Waddington, Potsdam, all of St. Lawrence County

Company K - principally recruited from Russell, Canton, Pierrepont, Ogdensburg and Lisbon, all of St. Lawrence 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.
  • 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


  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 & 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 : 142nd Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/142ndInf/142ndInfMain.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).