134th Regiment, New York Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 134th regiment was organized at Schoharie, N. Y., after recruiting in Delaware, Schenectady and Schoharie Counties. and mustered in September 22, 1862. They were organized under Colonel George E. Danforth and Lieutenant Colonel Joseph S. De Agreda. Danforth was important in enlisting and organizing the regiment, but declined his commission. 
They marched to Washington, D. C April 29-May 20, 1865 and were mustered out June 10, 1865 under Colonel Jackson, Lieutenant Colonel Hoyt and Major McMaster. Recruits transferred to 102nd New York Infantry. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 134th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 16 August 2012).
The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 134th New York Infantry Regiment in the 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 Schenectady, Schenectady County
Company B - principally recruited from Schenectady, Schenectady County
Company C - principally recruited from Schoharie, Schoharie County
Company D - principally recruited from Middleburg, Fulton and Broome, all of Schoharie County
Company E - principally recruited from Blenheim, Gilboa, Broome, Jefferson, Conesville and Summit, all of Schoharie County
Company F - principally recruited from Schenectady, Schenectady County
Company G - principally recruited from Cobleskill, Richmondville, Sharon, Seward and Gilboa, all of Schoharie County
Company H - principally recruited from Schenectady and Duanesburg of Schenectady County
Company K - principally recruited from Schoharie, Schoharie 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, Part 1 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.
- Conklin, George W. Under the crescent and star : the 134th New York Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, (Port Reading,N.J. : Axworthy Publishing, 1999.) other libraries with this book, FHL book 974.7 M2cu
- Cosgrove, Charles H. . A history of the 134th New Yorker Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the American Civil War, Lewiston, NY : Mellen, 1997. Libraries with this book.
- 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)
- Phisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865, Albany, N.Y.: 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, WI.: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. Other libraries with this book,FHL Collection FHL book 973 M2ua
- United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 143rd (1862-1865).A condensed history of the 143d Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, of the Civil War, 1861-1865 : together with a register or roster of all the members of the regiment, and the war record of each member. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083837
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- 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 : 134th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/134thInf/134thInfMain.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/NY134.php (accessed 7 December 2010)