106th Regiment, New York Infantry
The 106th Regiment was organized at Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County and mustered in August 27, 1862. They were also known as the "St. Lawrence County Regiment".They were moved to Washington, D. C., May 16-June 2, 1865 and were mustered out June 27, 1865, under Major Edward M. Paine.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 106th Regiment Infantry "St. Lawrence County Regiment", (accessed 16 August 2012).
The New York State Military Museum website has a unit history project page for the 106th Infantry Regiment.
The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 106th 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 Oswegatchie, St. Lawrence County
Company B - principally recruited from Morristown, St. Lawrence County
Company C - principally recruited from Oswegatchie, DePeyster and Macomb, all of St. Lawrence County
Company D - principally recruited from Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County
Company E - principally recruited from Potsdam, St. Lawrence County
Company F - principally recruited from Massena, Brasher and Louisville, all of St. Lawrence County
Company G - principally recruited from Madrid and Stockholm, of St. Lawrence County
Company H - principally recruited from Malone, Franklin County and Lawrence(ville), St. Lawrence County
Company I - principally recruited from Malone, Franklin County and Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County
Company K - principally recruited from Canton, Colton and Edwards, all of St. Lawrence County
- 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.
- Phisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865. Albany : J.B. Lyon, 1912. Google Books, other libraries with this book, FHL Collection FHL book 974.7 M2p, FHL film 1486494-1486496
- 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, Wis.: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. Other libraries with this book,FHL Collection FHL book 973 M2ua
- Creekman,Charles Todd. The 106th New York Volunteers : a Civil War heritage. [USA]: C.T. Creekman, 1985. Other libraries with this book.
- Thompson, Joseph Parrish; Thompson, John Hanson. The sergeant's memorial. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 608379
- The 106th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment website is dedicated to this regiment and has several interesting links.
- This regiment has a "Descendant's Association". on the internet.
- Wikipedia has a page on the 106th Regiment, New York Infantry.
- 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 https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm (accessed 2010).
- New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 106th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/106thInf/106thInfMain.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).
- Hawks, Steve. "The Civil War in the East". Database.http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY106.php (accessed 7 December 2010)