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110th Regiment, New York Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 110th Regiment was organized at Oswego, Oswego County and mustered in August 27, 1862.[1] They were mustered in under Colonel De Witt C. Littlejohn, Lt. Colonel Clinton Sage and Major Charles Hamilton. The regiment had garrison duty at Fort Jefferson and was attached to the District of West Florida, in the Department of the Gulf in February of 1864. They were mustered out August 28, 1865 under Colonel Charles Hamilton .[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 110th Infantry Regiment, also known as Seward Infantry. edited The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 110th New York Infantry Regiment in the war.

A veterans' photograph and an additional history of this regiment can be found at the Military Oswego County Rootswebpage.

This Civil War Regimental webpage describes the involvement of the 110th Regiment during the war.

The Civil War Index webpage has a short description of the Regiment in the Civil War.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

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 Volney, Oswego County

Company B - principally recruited from Richland, Albion and Williamstown, all of Oswego County

Company C - principally recruited from Orwell, Sandy Creek, Boylston and Redfield, all of Oswego County

Company D - principally recruited from Hastings and Schroeppel, both of Oswego County

Company E - principally recruited from Mexico, New Haven and Palermo, all of Oswego County

Company F - principally recruited from Hannibal, Oswego County

Company G - principally recruited from Oswego, Scriba, Amboy and West Monroe, all of Oswego County

Company H - principally recruited from Oswego, Oswego County

Company I - principally recruited from Oswego, Schroeppel and Volney, all of Oswego County

Company K - principally recruited from Constantia, Parish, West Monroe and Amboy, all of Oswego County

Source Material[edit | edit source]

  • 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, Wis.: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. Other libraries with this book,FHL Collection FHL book 973 M2ua
  • Scriber, Kent. Three Oswego County Brothers in the Civil War and After:A Review of the Scriber Family and the 24th, 110th, and 184th NYSV Infantries, Ithaca, N.Y.: Danby Press, 2008. Text found at New York State Military Museum website. 
  • Parsons, David K.. Bugles echo across the valley : Northern Oswego County and the Civil War,edited by Marie K. Parsons. Sandy Creek, New York : Write to Print, c1994-1995. Other libraries with this book,FHL Collection FHL book 974.767 M2b v.1, v.2, v.3

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  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 and Sailors System (database on-line) at (accessed 2010).
  2. Hawks, Steve. "The Civil War in the East". Database. (accessed 8 December 2010)